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STRANGEST SCHOOL COMMENCEMENT OF THE
SEASON HELD BY WORKHOUSE SCHOLARS
one a pile of brick on a crowded
city street is a natural outgrowth
of the spirit of the institution.
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Cleveland, 0., May 22. Com
mencement in a jail! ThisiSethe un
usual incident that closed one of the
most useful schools of Ohio for the
No white dresses, no pressed trous
ers, no fluttering youths and blush
ing maids with bouquets- Instead
there was the rough garb of daily toil,
the calloused hands of hard work
but from the faces of men and
youths ranging from 17 to 70 was
reflected the satisfaction that when
once again,,liberty was granted they
would face the world just a little bet-'
ter prepared to meet its competitions
School at the Cooley farms, the
successor to the old-fashioned city
ydrkhouse of which Cleveland, haji
had fallen foul of the law, is the aim
of the institution.
With its 2,000 acres of land, the in
stitution takes the wreckage of the
big city drunken men and women,
quarrelsome ones, petty thieves, wife
beaters, wife deserters, the men and
women who fall to the lure of vice
and tries to mend them. It tries to
give a physical cleanliness that is a
guarantee against temptation. It
tries to make them men again and,
with its honor system of treatment,
to grow confidence and trust by giv
ing confidence and trust.
When A. D. Cuthberteon, the
parole officer found that a large per
centage of the wards of the city
were lamentably ignorant, that their
presence under restraint was due tp-
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