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UKEIX CITY TENEMENTS.
i tf.mrmknt, aocording to the classi
fication adopted in Now Vork City, is a
domicile in which four or more families
live. There aro several quarters In this
-ity occupied chiefly by r tn-im-?i t
Tlio largest of these lit point of populn
tlnn. mid the most characteristic, is tlio
(ircat Kasl Sidu Tenement District.
The inspection begun not It-HtT ago
tunkr lhu diTrtinn of tlio Health D--tiHiliiiiMit
shows that thero nro in tho
Tenth Ward K'JU tenements, peopled liy
it'i.CCO jxirsnnn. Of tlifmi H'.IO trnn
Jucnts 183 nro rear buiMing, silnatod
mi courts, mill itppniaulixil from tlio
trpi"t through nllrys.
i r liM h:v the jtroVt;it'tiiiatli(!r of por
fAm JiviiijT in ny imu tcuiiicnt is nut
far from 1;)0. Th rlfjnrts roitrilln
Ut ThirU-onlh uiul Scvcntwnth Waril
lmvititl bt'uu linisliril. Hnih are largo
viirils In point, ot ti;rrltory. Tlio por
tion plvcn up to tnnomonts in ":ich is
tihout suf l.trrrt m tlio TV-nth Wnr.l, nt a
Toiijfh osliiuatu; w that tho nuniher of
tmii'iuunU in thU dUlriotw not far from
4,.ri(Mj, ami thfi uiimbur of ilwi-llom in
tnmii!iits probably butwoon l.V5,00()
ind 17O.(K)0. Tin-no llgunM aru exi'lu
Bivo of tho pcoplo in this ilistriat who
live uiulnr coiidilioim that ilo not onlitlo
them to bo roekonej anion;; dwellers in
(wniont8. but who help to crowd thi
lfnoly-puoplid tract. Tlin rcportu of
thu ru-Miits of tho tencmont houso In-nt-etioi
will uhow, whun oomnlotod.
tlmt thcro nro n considerable number of
lM!i'.nM'llvin In i-illnrn in this district.
mid that tho condition of a l.trpo pur
fentan of tli Ihhisim U " bad," or
fair," m compared with tho other
rating, rood," The reporU will
ii fiord an Interesting and enlightening
fxlubil. . .
Mnny iiatlouuhtlos 'iu'o representod in
tho totis of thousand who constitute
tho vast ponulat iou of this tract. Tho
ermai element is lar-'e, porhnps
lararer- than air? other. The Irish Is
also largo. There, aro many Italians,
L'enornliy found in smallish ; colonios.
I'h northern Kuvoj Dan races aro fairly
represented. Kccasioimlly a dark
featuml inan, wearing tho red fez, in
dicative of Kiistern birth, is seen stroll
ing oU:ng apparuutly uneonsciuus that
hu s so unlike those around him.
Ttiose of tho Kastern races who stray
his far 8om to bo born cosmopolitans.
'Tim red sign of tho Chineso laundry
man protrudes from basement stair
ways, at not very raro Intervals, all
over the oast shio; but the Chineso can
hardly bn considered a part of tho pop
ulation, l'ut a solitary Chinaman m
t ho heart of 'a great city and he would
M)ii.4titutu a colony by himself. Ilo
speaks to nobody of his poverty or his
j'iosieols. Ho sulwists on what he
gets wtiuther it bo mora or loss, and it
would no hard to find In ew York a
Chinaman whoso resources aro 80 small
that his needs are not brought within
them. It would bo as fruitful to seek
conlidenoo of tlm smooth-faend Idol
Imforo which ho burns his taper as to
utlcmpt. to rmtku conlidentiul relations
with John Chinaman in New York.
Tho .components of this heterofro
iH'ims opulation retain in a marked
degive their national cliaractoristics;
but familiarity with thorn ramies these
,lmrai:teri.stics to become loss and less
foiiKpieuctis, till they aro no longer ob
served, and tho men and women and
, children appear clothed in human na
ture, whii-b is not so different wherever
found. The whito-haired landlady is
Irish, The blue-eyed child in tho next
room Is bora of (jormun parents; but
that which niakos childhood 'different
front other conditions of lifo is tho same
in him as in all other children. Tho
woman who dandles her babe in tho
utcb of sunshine that falls into tho
;onrt at midday is Bohemian; but In
lier tho maternal anxiety and pride and
love are tho samo as they aro iu moth
ers tho world over. Familiarity with
lifo in this densely-crowded district
i-iuist's one to lose silil of tho national
chur.icterit.ticH which are at ilrst tho
most prominent features, and In writing
iibout it he is In dangor of (ignoring
that which would first imptess the
stranger. ' e- .
One who has been among these people
long enough to have in a me isnre lost
aight of the oharaclariMtica of national
ity sees most conspicuously of all the
poverty in which they live. There are
depths of. misery, that might be ex
plored, scenes of qualor that might be
uufoUvd, deeds dune iu dreadful ex
tremes that would chill the blood of
one unaccustomed to this phase of life.
One nifl't Ult winter thu writer went
into room ot Atonement in Delam-i'y
itiret.. Tlio niirht was bitter cohl.
There was no tiro in the stove. ; Thero
did not soi'm to bo c.omtorts enough
there tn uiako the' place habitable. A
llu- rear of the room was n tilil lahh1,
fmid a white rhith mncratcd some ob
ject that WAS resting on tho tablo's
lI. Tho room was vacant when tho
Visitor stood on the threshold. A man
liunrd hi f(ott-ps, entered thu roouk,
and bado his vlsilr follow. He walked
to tho taliln and liftnd tho while cloth.
t)vsllng'tlw itr1' brown hair find
wax-like features of a dead child. 'The
father did not Shed tears; ho seemed to
have passed beyond that stagu of sor
row whose tears How, and to have en
tered tlio region of blank despair. With
his eyes fixed on the white face beneath
his bowed head, he said in a bitter
"This here's tho third onxl've got
away with since Christmas."
Ills w.-iy of telling it miirht have been
merely tltfl UttiviiiseioiiH vocabulary or
it miirht have been io'ended ns bitter
self-reproach for being Unable to pro
vide for tho children, who died for want
of nourishment and medicine in their
sickness. Thero was neither food nor
fuol in the room; there was not a cent
iu tho father's pocket, and tho dead
child had been waiting for three days A
shroud and n Collin.
The most trustworthy Indication of
how those people faro is gained from a
knowledge of what they buy at tho gro
ceries and the meal shops. A person in
tho dress of one of those women would
surprise a small dealer if sho were to call
for & pound of butter or toa. Tho pur-
chaess aro largely made by cents' worth
seven cents' worth of butter, ten
cents' worth of tea. a three cent bundle
of wood, live cents' worth of coal, ten
cents' worth of " chuck stoak," and a
bone. And in the fact of their being
compelled to buy in such small quanti
ties lies one of the causes of tho con
tinued poverty of thou-ands of hard
working men". When coal niav bo
bought by the tun for $U they pay 15 a
ton for what they burn, buying it by
pailful. They pay for their Kindling
wood at thu wmim) exorbitant rato. Their
Hour is bought on hardly bettor terms.
Sugar the little that they use is paid
for more nearlv at is value, and tho
same nmv be said of some other neeos
saries which they buy ut, groceries.
Kven if they had a pliico tn which to
store it, there are thousands of men
who. from tho beginning of tlio Year to
the end, do not have money cnoogh bo
vond what is required for their imme
diate wants to pay for a tou of coal, a
bag oi Hour or a side 01 paeon; ana
thus they go on from year to year pay
ing double prieo for "much that they
consume, because thovtiud it absolutely
impossible to accumulate tho necessary
10 or $15 that would enable them to
begin buying in quantity, and release
them in a measure from the grip of tho
small retailers. These dealers barely
uiako a livinir. because there are so
nmnv of thorn.
Tho Interval between the closo of
working hours and nightfall affords tho
best opportunity for learning some
thing; of tho crowded condition of the
tenement district. ito;innin; shortly
after six o'clock, an apparently endless
procession of laboring men nml woinon
and children is moving along the 'aide
walk on either side of every street.
Making duo allowance for those who
are hastening toward the Kast Kiver
ferries, it is almost impossible to be
lidve that nearly all of these pontons
lind room in which to sleep and take
their meals without going further than
they can walk, going to their work and
returning; but within an hour this flood
of humanity lias subsided, and tho num
ber of persons on tho sidewalks is no
proater than nt other bourn of tho day.
The vast numbers have found shelter
in rooms opening from the dark halls
that lead up through four imd livo
stories of tlio great tenements. ' Thou
the windows, row upon row, begin to
be lighted up, and tenement house life
js shown in another aspect. A fair idea
of the swai mi of persons housed in this
district may be gained by walking
through tho streets, then entering one
of the rear housns and going to the roof,
from which countless rear windows may
bo Boon lighted, and remembering that
for each light thero is a household.
From such a point of view the observer
looks down upon au apparently bound
less pile of bricks, hollow within, and
filled from collar to roof with humanity;
and tho wonder grows upon him that
tho vitiated air. rising frdm the nostrils
of so manv breathers does not befoul
tho atmosphere to tho very clouds, so
that birds attempting to liy across shall
fall suffocated, as they are said to fall
into the sulphurous craters of slumber
ing volcanoes. That so many persons
sleep, tier upon tier, through tlio night,
and have strength to make their
way out wlien morning comes seems
almost like a perpetual contradiction of
tho nice calculations as to the ivinouut
of air required to hiistain life in a per
son for a given period.
A feature of lifo iu the tenement dis
trict is the groups that gather on the
.MO.; TIIUIPAY JULY 8, 1880.
stoops at nightfall in seasons whim tlci
wcatlu-r pornliU. . It senilis as though
tho pressure of humanity from within
had caused those w ho were undermost,
and nearest the spout to How tint and
occupy tho sidewalks, rts IjMrjti-.Vi o(
wheat How frtfm abi'ci.k hiiitrtho Uottotri
Of the itin. Atthat hour the street scuds
up a continuous hum of blending noises
tho voices of the grown persons
catherod nt tho doorwavs, on the stepsi
and at tho enti'artcf ttt dal'V allcyWaysj
lh! sCtT-iHitmg of children at plav iu tlio
street, and the Wrangling of noisy
groups at the sbi-d corners. This
fei.turi) of tinemoc- iifo Is peculiar to
tlio warmer season i and thus, wlien tin?
dwellers In tenements nro enduring tlio
least crowding, tho district appears the
most crowded to tho casual observer.
These groups nro often picturesque, ,
but seldom beautiful. Tlio queer little i ,
liiruro that stands apart from tho rest is
scarcely larger than ih children who
daiice so noisily, vet shn seem to have
ho thought of fiining tlienii Sha is
about as tall as a child of ten years.
Tho hem of her dress almost touches
UiO sidewalk. Tlio garment is gathered
at, tho waist like tho gowns worn by the
grandmothers of the girls of to-day.
Tho waist is buttonl In front like, that
of a woman. Thick, heavy shoes aro
on her feet. Her long, dark hair is
coiled at tba back of her bend, Sho
has humlsoino black eyes. Tho powder
on her face is that which rises from ash
barrel when their contents are dis
tributed by tho iron hook that she
carries. Sno has the stature of a child,
but she is the picture of a woman. Her
hands aro grimy and scratched, and
you wonder whether they are not a
iittlo wrinkled. There is nothing of
tho roundness and freshness of a child's
features- in her face. An attempt to
guess her ageends in deeper perplexity.
Slio.mav bo ton years old, but her dress
and deportment are.thoso of a woman
of fortv-nvo. umsicio ol me tenement
district sho is seen bendin-' over heaps
of garbage or ash barrels, and picking
from them anything that is suitable to
go into the coarse sack that sho carries.
Tho strangely-costumed figures of these
little child-woman ragpickers are among
tho most curious seen in tho struts of
a great city.
Tho contrast, is ncat between those
early evening groups in front of tene
lueneiit houses and tho family gather
ings In summer time at nightfall on tho
verandas of suburban or village homes
of tho well-to-do. A man in ragged
garments, with bare head and bearded
face, hands blackened and hardened by
work, hhoulders bent by toil, silent, and
looking Intently at the brown bowl of
the clay pipe ho is smoking; two or
three women, with infants in their
amis, wearing calico gowns, with
sleeves rolled up and neckband un
fastened, and talking loudly among
themselves, or shouting to tho children;
an old woman crouched on the eud of
the threshold, holding a short clay pipo
in her mouth; two or three young fel
lows leaning their backs against a coal
box and acquiescing in each other's
propositions in tones that, to a person
at a distance, would seem to indicate
that they were about to come to blows;
a couple of girls engaged in conlidentiul
talk, of which " sava I" and " says he"
form a prominent part; children of
both sexes anil many ages swarming
tho sidowalk and street, and serving ns
chinks between the larger figures iu tho
group, all yelling in their highest key,
and greatly disturbing tlio assortment
of suspicious dogs anif cats in tho near
distance such would bo a characteristic
group for tho stoop of a tenement in
any of these streets; and its like may be
seen a thousand times in tho course of
a warm evening's stroll up and down
the streets beginning ut Division street
and ending at Houston. Kccpt iu the
insufferably hot season when iho rest
f these peoplo from the closo of one
day's work to tho beginning of the next
is barely enough to enable them to con
tinue work these groups are broken
up nt an early hour, and the cats antl
dogs slink through tlio streots, un
all'righted, though still apprehensive
The dav begins early in tho tene
ments. Tho workers on whom the
maintenance of tlio family rests fre
quently have to go long distances to
thoir work. They must have their
breakfasts before starting, and with the
cracked stoves on which tlio cooking is
often douo tho starting ot a tire and
tho preparing of something warm to
eat requires more time than would be
occupied if tho stovowcro of a health
ier draft. Tho odor of burning fat,
and the smoke from stoves that ilo not
draw, pervade tlio halls nt an early
hour. Tho breakfast is not a cheerful
ono. It is frequently eaten in silence,
with the sense of poverty resting heav
ily on the spirits of the partakers;
and at the finish of the meal the laborer
hurriei away, to bo gone in a great
nuniher of cases, tili he returns at
night, fatigued, and in no condition to
take tliu recreation that health and a
reasonable enjovnient of life require.
Hut those conditions of lifo koo tlio
body fatigued and the mind employed,
and so they are vastly preferable to the
I llnncss that Is endured by many, and
has in tho near past been endured by
many more. -V. Y. Bun
Id tlio Mountain" Wlltkrn of Ylr
Till', journey occupied a day and rt
hall. They rode Indian file along a
trad which only Jerry's eyes could ol
lih; it rftifod heap of rocks, swamps,
Irtllcri treflsf it hid through,, an unbro
ken forest Of gigantic pines, oaks, birch,
asli and silijar-maples; ven tho nilt
trces aid black cherry had Imd time
here td roach tlm hoi-flit of ft hundred
iieigni. oj piiimii
feel, Kvergreuii ami dcXtid- i
Uous troos grciT
v fliL-a Wit mm mi,! ;
branchless sid-i by side, sitrcading palm-
liko at the top. The. jcurucy .Was. JU. '
fact, a imssaire Ihrougii intcnuinaiilo
j aisle tif hugw black pillar under a ll.it,
leafy roof. Tlm sides of tho creeks
wcro banked with Hauling color: laurel
1 and rhododendrons heaped up wsills of
. rlf ,.. K1,.,rit. , r-reamv white:
..).:,. i.,. !l.,ieas lifted wands
of shell-like rose,
Thero was no. sign that man had evet
passed this Way before, little trees,
fallen a century before, lay in gigantic
round furrow's on tlm ground; furrows
of deep moss, of fretted and llutcd
lichen, gray and golden, tinmo and
purple, and of trailing myriads of pink
oxalis. l'luniy fern nodded from the
sides, and a thicket of young hemlock
pushed ambitiously up'from the top of
the ridge; but when Jerry put his foot
on it, tho whole furrow crumbled like
a puff-hall Into a cloud of red dust. It
was a dead body, which, undisturbed
in tho slow passage of uncounted years,
had made all this false show of life.
Very few song-birds had male their
way into this solitude. - There was
none of the multitudinous hum of lifo
of woods near towns. The absolute
stillness was strange and oppressive ut
noonday. Nature dwelt alone here,
and kept silence, and there was some
thing savago in her mood, now that
they had come noon her unawares.
Monstrous fungous growths reared
; themselves on every side as they began
; to descend to tho lilackwater. Tho
I thickets grew moro dense; red and j
i black spiders swung themselves incos- j
I ganlly across their faces from tree to j
! tree; they found traces of bears on
j newly barked trees, and moro than once j
i tho threo-lobed, clawless track of a pan
titer in tho wet, black mold. Tho thick
' cts of laurel and scrub oak on tho
! banks of tho rivers give to these beasts
j and to wolves an impervious shelter;
they havo the best chance thero, too,
of catching tlio deer as they como down
to water. Drowning pointed out a dark
green slimo, wnicii no sam was --eis
browse," and "had been made by tho
(iood Man to grow just that high to
reach the'inuzzles of tho young oiks."
No elks had been seen in this region for
fifty years, though some might jet bo
liidliiLr back in Canaan.
Tlio partv camped tho second night
on tho bank of the lilackwater, a ,
stream which empties into tho Cheat, j
mnkinrr hilts of lurch tlllVK. ailll OOfl Ol
hemlock boughs set on end to give an
clastic sprlnir. The doctor nnd Morley
set out with their best white flies, reels
nnd lines to catch trout for supper in
I tho colVoo-colored, gloomy creek.
Browning took a few worms from a rot
ten tree trunk in his pocket, and his
old rod; tho Judge built up the fire,
and Mrs. Mnlock and Sarah cooked
some Hitch, and soourcd tlio tin plate
in the stream. Things wont tlie u-lial
way in such cases. Tlio. scientific fish
ermen came homo dripping wet, and
swearing that thero was not tho fin of a
trout iu the river, to find Jerry placid
ly frying forty in ap.an. . They ate their
Niipper by the light of tho roaring lire,
a great horned owl hooting in the
thicket. Kvery man had a hunting sto
ry to tell. liArcca Harding Davit, in
A Volcanic Lake.
M. ib Lksski's is crodited with de,
scribing on ins return to r.urope a
singular geological phenomenon. In
the Heiuililic of San Salvador thero is a
lake called llopango, and in January of
this year, after a. few premonitory
shocks of earthquake, three craters
suddenly opened in tho middle of tlio
lake, and belched forth immense vol
umes of steam, dust and fiery cinders,
liy and by tho three vents merged into
one, and an islet of "tuff" and lava
uproso above the surface of tho waters.
Attempts were madn to approach this
young volcanic, island, but tho feat was
found impossible, owing to tho boiling
of tho M aters and tho showers of dust
and clouds of vapor envoloplng it,
oording to latest accounts, tho now vol
cano continue to vomit forth great
quantities of steam anil virulent gases.
All tho fishes of the itwko are parboiled,
and lloat upon tho surface of the water
amid the bodies of innumerable dead
shell fish and aquatic, animals. It is a
significant fact that the outburst was
preceded by an exceptional rise in thu
level of tho lake, owing to the rains.
'I'll is appears to to the first Instance ou
record of a volcano bursting up through
tho waters of an Inland lake; but sub
niarinn volcanoes tireaking out in tho
oceau bed are no very rare phenomena.
j This battles of the Union fight be.
twecn husband and wife.--7i7'k( IiMh
' tiumlay yton.
VOL. 1 1. -NO. 27.
A n!KNsi.ff no figlit-a paper mill.
ilirrtv Ri tiliiu l.
Tiff! baker's morning cry is a roll call.
A'cw yoi'k JJwM. : , .
Tub weather Is settled. At lea-it ilV
soU- VkilwU i.ltii Hull' tin.
Of all summer clothing tho nt raw-bat
Is at tlm hea d. J'uml itu L'lc lliyorirr.
II.. ...LI ,..- i.. mi l,r ,1'ir and she
rwuniay ior nci um...
Mil HIM. .
Man cannot add one cubit to his own .
'h't'.iro, can iimi.e u iu.isei.uyi. i .
-"ttw inl'Hl i,ufire;M.ii. .
I VWltj communications' corrupt good
; manners unless sported in time by tho
poitolllee detect ire. N. Y. A'cw.
i Who hath woe? Who hnth babbling?
jWlio hath redness of eyos? He that
j goes to seek the schooner of buck
It is only the female mosquito, that
j bites, but when a man gets a cliauce to
, belt one with a towel, he is going to do
; it without stopping to inquiro its gender.-
iJo.itnii I 'out.
j A I'oet writes: "T know tho night
; w ill surely come." Kight, young bard,
1 It will. If any fellow tells you it, won't,
!sk him if hu" is giving you moonlight
! on ft shingle, and tell him to take down
I his scarf-pin. Don't you let him try bi
i reason you out of your belief. llualon
The London SUtmlnrd says: "Make
! a friend of a cat and it makes a friend
1 of vou in return. There is n great.
; amount of in lividuality ami originality
I In cats." Thero is, there is. .The in
' dividual cat chooses tho most unscasoti
j able hours to sermmdo his lovo, and
' nothing is more original than tho musio
j executed by the Thomas orchestra.-.
I N. O. Fianiiune.
I Yks," said a fresh girl at a show,
' "I know my bau goes out. between
! acts; but he's nice and n-ivor dnuks
! anything but a cup of coffee, because
I can always smoll itas-pUin n dav,
and I know tho snicd of colfeo from
beer or whlskv. if 1 am it little bit
green. ' It n a very nappy ining ior u
young ra in to have a girl' conlulcnoe.
SUubenvillo UcriUtt. '
Some or the linicultles Met in Taking
A small but select census enumera
tor, with auburn hair and an incendiary
nose, tackled a ono-slory house on Clam
street vcstonlay. nnd came oil' second
best, After he had knocked the skin
off his knuckles ou the door, two ragged
children with forsaken noses, who wore
spell-boiuid .observers of his perform
ance' went around "'n woko her up,"
according to. promise A Bocond later
tho door Hew open, to tho no small ter
ror of tho census person, who narrowly
i .i. i: .),.,.. .I,,,.!,,... L iww.l-
"M'- ;f M Mer.
... " . . . . . ; ... '
rilles, done up in faded and very ragged
bombazine, witli a meat-ax expression,
a surplus of nock nnd a pair of visible
shoulder-lilados that would have ap
peared to much greater advantage in
cognito. Tho Damascus chock of tho
young man paled. He had a superhu
man impulse to get up a tree that grow
at. hand, and his tongue lost its cunning
under her mesmeric, ferocious glare, as
he queried tremblingly:
" What is your age?"
" Yo;i git! amusedly.
Wheio were yttti born?"
"None o' yer biz," menacingly.
"(Jot any children, cripples or half
A scrooch of indignation echoed; a
fenco picket smashed itself on the spot
where ho had stood a second before,
and a whito-faeod young man, followed
by a virago, with hair and drapery Hy
ing out astern, lit out for Fourth street,
for a few mad minute. , When who had
returned and slamtncd tho door so that
tho knob How across tho treet, tho
children in front of the grocery sang:
When tho enumerator's duty's to lie done, to
The taker's lot is net happy one. happy ono.
Han t'rtmcisco Vliruutclo,
The Difference in C'ucoantils.
"Ik disniptin' dis moctin," said
ft rot her Gardner as he wearily gained
his feet, "let mo remind do brudders
dat no man kin toll a good cokormit
from a bad ono till hu shakes it. We
pas de grocery whar' do good nuts an'
do bad am all mixed up, an' wo can't
toll one from do odder, but when wo
j sot out to lind a cokormit dat am all
right we picK up ins ono tin annuo it.
!iick up dat ono an' give it n bump, an'
jimeby we lind out which am do true
an' wliich nm do false. If advarsity
didn't como swoopln' down on us onco
In awhile we'd all pass fur good c-okcr-miU.
It is when bad luck comes to us,
and when trubblo picks us up an' gibs
us a shake, dat de world finds out who
am solid an' who am empty. De man
who has plain sailin' right ulong am no
man to tie to. Do man who gits knocked
down by advnrsit-,', ha hi eyes blacked
by misfortune, his pockets picked by
hypocrisy, an' his eye goued out by
confidence will get up a tuff ao an alli
gator and go to work, liko a beaver.
Vo will now pass de ice water an' walk
noftly ouVi-' MroU free w.
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