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

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APPENDIX C
FORM OF CONTRACT USED IN SWITZERLAND
CONTRACT between the Colony of Nusshof, near Witzwyl, of the first part, and , colonist, of the second part.
1. The undersigned, who enters the Colony of his own free will, for the purpose of working there, agrees to obey the rules and regulations of the said Colony, to stay at least two months, and to inform the managers of his intention to leave at least a week in advance.
2. Articles of clothing which have not been paid for by the colonist must be left behind on leaving; he is only entitled to such clothes as he brought with him.
3. Every inmate is given lodging, sufficient food, and working clothes, so that he has no expenses whatever. He shall be cared for in the Colony in case of temporary sickness (unless brought on through the inmate's own fault).
4. Wages vary from 50 centimes to Fr. 1.50 per day, in accordance with Articles 8 and 9 of the Rules.

If the inmate is expelled during the first two months (Article 4 of the Rules), he is not entitled to receive any wages.

5. As regards payment of wages, Article 10 of the

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