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me letter was pitiful. The-boy had
grown to understand that outraged
society does not excuse but punishes.
It was in answer to a letter from
Jack Robbins, and the boy said, in
"I do not write toyou, Mr. Rob-bins,-because
I expect to gain any
thing but guidance and good advice.
I detest charity and threats. That is
what refbrm is as practiced by all
the reformers I have met."
But JackRobbins is not a "reform
er," for Sf. Reformer is a person who
says: "See.I am good and you are
bad and 1 am "going to try o make
you as good as I am." ,,
Jack Robbins doesri't say that. He
says: 'Kid, I was a street bey myself,
and a know what it is not ta.get,a
chance. You haven't had a chance,
hut you're going to get one from me,
and we're" going to be pals just be
cause we're both alike and we under
stand each other." t
'And another difference between
Jack Robbins of "last chance" fame
and a reformer is that Jack Robbins
does not draw a nice, juicy salary for
his work of reform instead he
works for his living as a salesman
and spends his own money helping
lads,, and more, he doesn't want any
contributions to the cause, and if any
are sent him, he sends them back. J
There is only one thing you can do to
help Jack Robbins, and that-isto be
a Big Brother, yourself.
For as Jack Robbins saysVand.
truly: "These boys are Hie future-citizens
and it is much more important
to give them another chance and
make of them good citizens than it is
to Jtry to educate the men who are
or is there any of the smug com
placency about Jack Robbins that
you find in reformers. His face is
rough-hewn with all the lines that
life carves when life is rough m the
molding, though he is still a very
winner man and Ji fc ohcnlntoltr im.
JW"6 , -' mmv-j uu
conscious of the power he is wielding.
It takes the place "of amusements I
other men Beek," he 'Said, as 1 lert.
"It's my hobby, the chanceless boy.""
T. R. SAYS HE SHOULD WORRY
ABOUT CANNON LETTERS
Oyster Bay, N. Y.f May 25. Uncle
Joe Cannon can go as far as he likes
in making public letters he received
from Roosevelt when he was speak
er and T. Ry was president. The col
onel said so himself today, respond
ing to reported intimations from
Danville that when the former czar
of the House gets real busy in bjs
campaign for re-election he will show
some interesting correspondence.
"I don't know what hq is talking
abou V Roosevelt declared. "I doubt
less wrote him and he doubtless
wrote me. I have no letters of his
most of them were filed away in the
waste basket. TJe may publish" any
letters he pleases."
The colonel was preparing today
for histnp to Washington tomorrow
when he is-to give details of his river
discovery and other information as
to his South American trip ina lec
ture hefore the National Geograph
WAR ON TIPPING
A var von tipping-is a feature of a
campaign to unionize all barber shops
in. the loop district has been begun
by" the Journeymen Barbers' Union.
Yesterday at a meSting of Local
548 a new agfeemept was drawn up.
This7 wfll take effect, June 15, and
will continue until Aug. ,30, 1915. It
will provide for an. increaseof $1.50
a week and one hour a Hay reduction
in the time of work. The minimum
prices will be 15 cents for a shave
and 25-cents for a haircut. This may
bring on trouble in the West Side ,
shops where the minimum prices are
5 cents for a stiaye'and 15 cents for
A Chilean province, has established
two floating schools' to enable the
residents of, islands-to obtain an education-
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