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THE POPULAR SCIENCE MONTHLY

The range is blessed with remarkably fine schools, in many instances housed in elegant and costly buildings, where the children of aliens appear to be eager to learn. In addition there are, in at least one town, night schools for those adults who have free evenings. These latter, I understand, are well patronized, and afford an opportunity, one would imagine, for some educational work along these lines. In Hibbing additional sewers are promised, construction to begin next spring, as well as stricter enforcement of the ordinances regarding the removal of manure piles, or the covering of the same.

In conclusion, let me repeat what was said in the early part of this lecture, that it is not intended by the above recital to stigmatize any town or towns whose names may have been mentioned this evening, for conditions very much as described may be found in many other places. Circumstances, however, are such on the Iron Range at present as to allow the typhoid fly to play a very important part in the lives of the miners.