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PHOTOGRAP, UNDERWOOD & UNDERWOOD, N. Y. (COPYRIGHTED)

PART OF KINGSTON'S BUSINESS DISTRICT. Looking up King Street. On the right are shown the ruins of a toy shop, a wholesale drug store and a jewelry house;

on the left, of an electric railroad station, a clothing shop, and an ironmongery.

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FOTOTAPE, ONDERWOOD & UNDERWOOD, M. Y. (COPYR.SHTED.)

MYRTLE BANK HOTEL, WHERE MANY MET DEATH. The walls of this U-shaped structure fell outward, killing a large number of people who fled from the building when'

the shock began,

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SEEKING THE DEAD. Harbor Street, the principal business thoroughfare of Kingston. Anxious relatives and friends are crowding around

the ruins. In the foreground sit two brothers weeping beside the body of their sister.

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NEGRO LABORERS RECOVERING BODIES. Scene in Harbor Street, Kingston. The officer in charge is a volunteer, N, De Valda. By reason of superstition the blacks declined to touch the bodies with their hands, thus rendering the work of recovery

extremely slow and difficult.

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PHOTOGRAPH, UNDERWOOD & UNDERWOOD, N. Y. (COPYRIGHTED)

THE EVER-PRESENT LOOTERS AT WORK. This picture was taken previous to an official statement by Governor Swettenham that there had been no looting. The fire was still burning in the ruins and the heat in the bricks was intense, yet the black men and

women did not seem to suffer from treading on the hot bricks.

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OTOGRAPH, UNDERWOOD & UNDERWOOD, N. Y. (COPYRIGHTED)

HAULING AWAY THE DEAD TO CREMATE. The bodies seen in the cart are those of white men. One is wrapped in a lace curtain that mysteriously escaped burn

ing. The other, that of a soldier, is burned so black that one would naturally think it was the body of a negro.

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Our Fourth
Birthday.

ARMOUR
INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY,

CHICAGO.
F. W. GUNSAULUS, President.

DR. FRANK W. GUNSAULUS

The Technical World Magazine comes to the libraries of thousands of men who simply cannot provide themselves otherwise, with the. latest and most reliable information from the front, as the army of progress moves on. Successive discoveries and new achievements in the application of scientific principles so rapidly follow each other in commanding attention that unless there is order at head-quarters a common soldier is lost in confusion. Once a month order is restored along the firing line and we know where we are and what is the next step in the advance of mankind. This is the mission of the Technical World Magazine and it is making the uncounted libraries of busy men places of light and leading on the most interesting subjects.

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g With this issue the Technical World Magazine begins its fourth year. The coming of this third anniversary of its birth brings with it mingled feelings of pride and humility. We are proud of the great army of our friends. Surely no publication, in three short years of life, ever gathered about it 135,000 of such loyal, enthusiastic and appreciative subscribers. And we are humbled by the vastness of the opportunity which daily grows wider before us. Just how big is the idea on which the Technical World Magazine was founded no one fully appreciated until it began to work itself out. One view of that idea is splendidly expressed by Dr. Gunsaulus, in the little note which heads this page. And another view — one which is especially pleasant to the editors — is contained in a letter from a little girl of thirteen, which came this morning. Writing from Buffalo, N. Y., she says: g “I like the Technical World Magazine because it tells interesting stories about things you would not think would be interesting.” g That sort of a message from a child of thirteen - a girl, too —is certainly calculated to tickle the pride of the editors of a technical magazine-technical - formidable word isn't it? But little Miss Buffalo doesn't let it bar her out: of the wide and interesting pastures which lie beyond! g We interest our readers then-are we also of use to them? Here's a paragraph from a letter which also came in this morning's mail. It was written by the manufacturer of a patented fish hook in an Illinois town. G “In the manufacture of our hooks, we had some trouble in soldering the copper wire, used as a weed guard. In reading one of the little articles in the Consulting Department of your December Number we found a perfect way of doing the job. Thank you!" G We get scores of such letters of thanks every month. g Also we please the professional critics. Listen to the reviewer of the Chicago Evening Post: g“A singular air of efficiency characterizes the Technical World Magazine. Its February issue, with its clean cut text and clear pictures, is undeniably attractive and bears out its editors' assertion that it is worth the increased price of Fifteen Cents which is now charged for it. There is a charm for most men in Engineering and Mechanical feats and their presentation in the Technical World Magazine goes direct to the layman, free of all hampering ‘shop' dialect." g There is no room for the hundreds of other pleasant and inspiring things the critics of the press have had to say about the magazine. g Best of all—from the standpoint of the circulation manager and editor, as well—the Technical World Magazine is making new friends at a rate which is almost beyond belief. g To put it in the baldest and bluntest way possible-since November 20th, 1906, no less than 33,112 new, yearly, paid-in-advance subscriptions to the Technical World Magazine have been received. . . g And that is a further reason for our present humility. For such splendid support puts upon those receiving it a heavy responsibility. To feel that we continue to deserve such support—to make the most of the wonderful opportunity ahead of us—these are tasks to which the most self-confident of men will be wise to do no more than pledge his most devoted efforts and his most careful thought.

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