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' ' " FALLEN BOYS OF THE STREET
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In all big cities there are what are called "youths" of the street. These
are fellows who range from5.4 to 20. The army of corner loafers is com
prised mostly of.such, and loafing and leering at women are largely their
regular business. Mother doing washing supports many of them. Father's
being too busy earning bread and butter to look after his son is the cause
of others of them.
But, quite often, they have special business. In industrial disturb
ances it is they who promote the rioting, and they usually do it in spite of
the vigilance. and protest of strikers as well as the authorities. They would
recoil in horror from carrying-in wood or coal for the f anally cook" stove, but
nothing could. surpass their energy in carrying rocks to throw into a crowd
and start a fight. - '
They are a nuisance to the public and a special calamity to all good
causes of the workingmen. , Public assemblages of any sort is always in
danger from them. It appears that such "youths" are largely the cause of
the brutal attacks upon the women of England' who are called "suffra
gettesV' ' .
Almost any police officer at London or in our own cities, will testify that
nine-tenths of the serious trouble at assemblages is started -or provoked
by these "youths," whose sole business is trouble-making whenthey're not
loafing. - I
We are hearing a good deal just now about the fallen girls of the'
streets. These 'fyouths" are the'fallen boys of the streets. Isn't it about
time to pay some attention to the la'tter?
OUR EXACT 'ARTIST
A FTesJTEgg. (
' Jo pes Do you' believe -there is
safety in numbers? . Skorcher I'm
certain. WheneverTm exceeding the
speed limit I hang some otfier .chap's
number oh the back of my car.-"-'
Looking, out for the business end of
the "Yellow "Jacket."
" San Diego is gasping with rage.
Postofflce- wagons ordered to- be
painted I. W.;W. red.