R. FULTON CUTTING
THE migration cityward is not due wholly to distaste for rural life. It is part of the grave problem of the lack of winter employment. From December to March our cities are overrun with a pitiable legion whose only fault it is that "no man has hired them." With these are many who discredit the worthy poor by their fraudulent appeal to sympathy. Our remedies for this social malady are the relief societies, the municipal lodging house, and the bread line. Unequal to the strain in normal times these remedies utterly break down in years of financial depression like the present. Food and lodging are not what most of these nomads want, and charity does not meet their need. They make us feel the force of the reflection of Edward Dennison --"the gigantic subscription lists which are
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Publication information: Book title: The Elimination of the Tramp by the Introduction into America of the Labour Colony System Already Proved Effective in Holland, Belgium, and Switzerland, with the Modifications Thereof Necessary to Adapt This System to American Conditions. Contributors: Edmond Kelly - Author. Publisher: G. P. Putnam's Sons. Place of publication: New York. Publication year: 1908. Page number: vii.
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