The school physiology journal . egions, they are crowding them up. Surelywe ought to welcome a class of men who arewilling to bear the exposure of the mines andto face its dangers and allow Americans toengage in the better class of labor. Much has been said of the violent tempers To find him in all his pristine squalor andnative picturesqueness one has only to seekout the lowest quarter of our great cities, chieflyNew York and New Orleans. The description of this class of population isgiven in such an inimitable way by Mr. JacobA. Riis that we quote from him : The man is so ignorant that, as o

The school physiology journal . egions, they are crowding them up. Surelywe ought to welcome a class of men who arewilling to bear the exposure of the mines andto face its dangers and allow Americans toengage in the better class of labor. Much has been said of the violent tempers To find him in all his pristine squalor andnative picturesqueness one has only to seekout the lowest quarter of our great cities, chieflyNew York and New Orleans. The description of this class of population isgiven in such an inimitable way by Mr. JacobA. Riis that we quote from him : The man is so ignorant that, as o Stock Photo
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The school physiology journal . egions, they are crowding them up. Surelywe ought to welcome a class of men who arewilling to bear the exposure of the mines andto face its dangers and allow Americans toengage in the better class of labor. Much has been said of the violent tempers To find him in all his pristine squalor andnative picturesqueness one has only to seekout the lowest quarter of our great cities, chieflyNew York and New Orleans. The description of this class of population isgiven in such an inimitable way by Mr. JacobA. Riis that we quote from him : The man is so ignorant that, as one of thesharpers who prey upon him once put it, itwould be down-right sinful not to take him in. Rarely only can he read his own language.He not only knows no word of English, but hedoes not know enough to- learn. His worst offense is that he keeps the stale-beer dive. These vile dens gather about themall the utterly wretched, the hopelessly lost, and out of their misery he makes a profit. Like the Chinese the Italian is a born. The Italian Quarter. •and anarchistic tendencies of these people.Most of it is probably true. Their side of thestory has seldom been told however. Thosewho know them only en masse are those chieflywho draw ominous conclusions as to the futureof our country as affected by such immigrants.Others who know them individually take a morehopeful view. Mr. A. A. Halbrook says : Many bright-eyed Polish and Hungarianchildren are to-day reciting their lessons in thepublic and parochial schools and are crowdingnative class-mates closely for honors. Somehave passed from the schools to fill positions oftrust in offices and banks where they are inval-uable. The Italian on the contrary, rises only bycompulsion. He comes in at the bottom, and in the generation that came over the seahe stays there. gambler. His soul is in the game from themoment the cards are on the table, and veryfrequently his knife is in it too before the gameis ended. With all his conspicuous faults

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