Special Consular Reports Volume 9

Special Consular Reports Volume 9

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1893 edition. Excerpt: ...derives its funds from a tax levied on the communities. The state pays nothing towards the expenses. Only such persons as are unable to work receive assistance. Those who can work and will not are imprisoned. Every person found begging is punished. If they again violate the regulations they are sent to the poor-house, where they are under severe discipline, receive scant food, have hard labor, and are, if the case demands it, beaten. The tramps fear these poor-houses more than the prisons. The poor-houses are meant to improve the tramp morally, but the authorities admit that this is done in but few cases. Tun labor colonies show a much better result. Wherever alms are freely given, and no work required in retnrn, begging has increased. Increasing the number of colonies, prohibiting the private giving of alms, making the giver as well as the receiver subject to line and arrest, requiring all funds for the poor to pass through.the hands of an organized society, who will make it their business to see that the recipients are worthy, are the best methods looking to the elevation of the recipients, etc. Marriage among beggars is not prohibited; formerly it was, but the law is now abolished, as the prohibition did more harm than good. Thomas W. Peters, Commercial Agent. United-states Commercial Agency, Flatten, June 21,1S02. POMERANIA. REPORT BY CONSVL KELLOQO, OF STETTIN. In the year 1883 a society was formed in the province of Pomerania, called, "Society for the Suppression of Vagabondage in the Province of Pomerania," which led to the following steps, viz: (1) Foundation of a labor colony, where the inmates are compelled to work for their board and lodging. (2) Foundation of stations for people who are out of employment, where board and...show more

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  • English
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  • 1236648684
  • 9781236648686