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Published by the JUVENILE COURT RECORD (Corporation)

IN THE INTERESTS OF

9 We Advocate the Establishment of a JUVENILE COURT in every State in the Union. G AGENTS are NOT Authorized to represent Local Juvenile Courts or to accept Donations for any purpose.

Dependent and Delinquent Children

ONE DOLLAR PER YEAR

SEPTEMBER, 1908

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"Entered - Second-Class Matter Aug. 28th 1903 at the Post Office at Chicago, Illinois, under Act of March 3rd 1879."

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OBJECTS OF THE SOCIETY
Care of Neglected, Dependent or Delinquent Children
To Help Establish Juvenile Courts

Adoption, Transportation and Cases for Hospitals

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OBJECTS OF THE JUVENILE COURT RECORD The object of The Juvenile Court Record is to dis

PLEASE NOTE! seminate the principles of the Juvenile Court throughout the United States, and, in fact, the entire world. ALL agents for the Juve

When the Juvenile Court was first established the nile Court Record carry cresociologists of the entire country stood by watching dentials. anxiously the outcome of this new departure in childsaving methods. It was realized that a medium was needed whereby the results accomplished by the The agent presenting this Juvenile Court might be set forth in an intelligent paper to you is authorized manner. The Juvenile Court Record stepped into the to sell single copies at 10c, breach and has devoted its pages exclusively to news of the various juvenile courts. As a result of the

and to take annual subpublicity thus given to the foundation principle and

scriptions at $1.00 per year. routine work of the Cook County Juvenile Court other States have passed juvenile court laws, and bills This paper is published. are being prepared in nearly every State in the Union to be presented at the next sessions of the Legislatures

only as an exponent of of the various States providing for similar legislation.

Juvenile Courts.

Boston Office, 71 Kilby St.

No. 8

The Natural Boy.

Oh, for a glimpse of a natural boy

A boy with a freckled face, With forehead white 'neath tangled hair

And limbs devoid of grace;

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Whose feet toe in, while his elbows flare;

Whose knees are pitched all ways Who turns as red as lobster when

You give him a word of praise.

A boy who's born with an appetite,

Who seeks the pantry shelf To eat his "piece” with resounding smack

Who isn't gone on himself.

A “Robinson Crusoe" reading boy

Whose pockets bulge with trash; Who knows the ruse of rod and gun,

And where the brook trout splash.

It's true he'll sit in the easiest chair,

With his hat on his tousled head; That his hand and feet are everywhere

For youth must have room to spread.

But he doesn't dub his father "old man,"

Nor deny his mother's call, Nor ridicule what his elders say,

Nor think that he knows it all.

A rough and wholesome, natural boy

Of a good old-fashioned clay; God bless him if he's still on earth,

For he'll make a man some day.

-Selected.

New York Office, 53 W. 24th St.

79 Dearborn St., Chicago, Ill.

Vol. IX. New

Series

SEPTEMBER, 1908

Juvenile Court Notes.

THAT BOY OF YOURS.

William W. Buster, Boston, Mass. "Every boy has the right to be well born, and no man has the right to bring a son into this world to be physically or morally crippled because of his past sins. The child will learn more from the parents' example than by their instruction. No matter how much good advice the father may give it will be offset by a bad example. This boy should be aught obedience in his early years. When the parent speaks he should say what he means and mean what he says. Speak kindly the first time, plainly the second, and if disobedience still continues lovingly use the religious strap on that part vf the boy's anatomy where it will do the most good.

"The trouble in American homes is that the child is bringing up the parents. The boy who does not know how to obey will as a man never know how to command. Boys should be taught reverence. The great trouble with American boys is their disrespect. They have little regard for the rights of others. Boys of today should be more considerate of their fathers. The American boy should respect the feeling of foreigners and the nations from which they come.

“This is an age of industry, and to succeed the young man must be industrious. The fault I find with many young men is that they are lazy, they don't want to tackle hard work, and feel disgraced to be seen with their coats off and! their sleeves rolled up. Much of this is the fault of the

father. He is too often anxious to shield the son from for the consideration of the older and larger class. It is what he went through. One reason why the father is the boys and girls who are made criminals, or on the other better man than the son will ever be is because he had to hand are made good constructive citizens. A leading senwork hard."

ator in our legislature, Senator Taylor, of his own accord,

declared no boy is born bad, but is made bad by his environSUGGESTS CHANGES.

ment.

"The officers and members of the Juvenile Protective Protection Society Takes Up Case of the Refuge. Association, together with friends in the legislature and outThe monthly meeting of the directors of the Maryland side, are very much encouraged over the prospect of the two Society was held July 6th, President Lewis Hochheimer

bills they have before the present legislature. presiding. President Hochheimer presented a special report

"It seems now both the necessary and the logical thing upon the matter of the Maryland School for Bovs, which

to call for a part of the appropriation given to the prison was unanimously adopted by the board. In offering his

commission, as the bill explains: report Mr. Hochheimer laid stress upon the fact that while “To be placed under the control, discretion of the govthe instalment of a new superintendent had taken effect, yet

ernor of this state, for the erection of buildings and imthe need of a change of conditions was an urgent one.

provements on one hundred acres of the property of said "Under the present conditions," he said, “exactly the same

association located in Jackson county, Georgia, which are occurrences as of old can–I do not say may take place.

to be donated and conveyed by said association to the state These conditions can be changed only by the legislature,

for this purpose; such buildings and improvements to be when the system of government should be so changed as

built and made and said appropriations expended under such will place its affairs upon the basis of the most efficient

safeguards and regulations as the governor may prescribe, administration. While the legislature does not convene until

and as may be agreed upon between him and the authorities 1910, meanwhile the very important matter of appointing

of said association, to the end that proper provisions be thoroughly capable state and city representatives is in the

made for the care, education and maintenance of the juvenile hands of the Governor and Mayor."

offenders, sent to said association by the authorities of this Mr. Hochheimer in his report gave a resume of the case

state.' of the Maryland School for Boys, dwelling particularly upon "Not only is the Juvenile Protection Association comsome of the allegations of cruelty brought out at the inves

posed of the most prominent men and women in Georgia, tigation. He stated that the investigation brought some

but the association is rapidly gaining friends in the east and good results, inasmuch as the public was made fully cognizant of the manner in which the institution was conducted.

north, some of whom are sending contributions, which will

be used for the children of patrons and guardians, whose He complimented the press upon succeeding in its demand for a public hearing, instead of star-chamber sessions. He

cases never come before the courts. Of this latter class

there are nine boys to one whose case is brought before also pointed out that the society had performed its full duty in the matter.

any court, but both are delinquent. Superintendent Parker presented a detailed report for

"If the legislature will give at once what this associaJune, as follows: Cases of complaints, 92; children affected,

tion calls for it is believed by their officers and members and 131; children removed from improper surroundings, 30; chil

other friends of the association that they will soon have dren placed in asylums, 26; children placed in families, 4;

something in Georgia of which this state and the whole

south will be proud." children temporarily sheltered, 1; children taken under guardianship or supervision, 2; children otherwise relieved, 8;

WISCONSIN. certificates issued. 4; proceedings conducted, 18; families and homes visited where children are placed, 16. Eight of

The Wisconsin Home and Farm School is building a new the cases attended to were in Baltimore county and two in

cottage for its boys. The boys of the school have been Cecil county.-Baltimore Amtrican.

clearing the ground of stones, which they will use for the

- foundation of the building. ATLANTA, GEORGIA.

The Wisconsin Home and Farm School takes boys from

the Milwaukee Juvenile Court. Crawford Jackson, general secretary of the Juvenile Pro

MEXICO. tective Association, is out in a strong and interesting interview relative to the convict lease system in Georgia.

Governor Guillermo de Landa y Escandon of the Federal Mr. Jackson in his capacity as general secretary of the

District of Mexico has sent an outline of his plans to the association has had ample opportunity to study the work

Department of Justice for consideration of a Juvenile Court. of the association as it bears upon the convict lease system

According to Governor Landa the establishment of the question, and what he has to say is of vital interest.

court is assured. The interview in full is given below:

LINCOLN, NEBRASKA. As startling as are the revelations brought forth already by the investigating committee concerning the treatment of

Chief Probation Officer G, W. Martin has issued the folthe adult convicts throughout the state, all are agreed that

lowing report of the work of the Juvenile Court for the the consideration of the child offender and the prevention

month of June. The report is itemized and shows what was of his becoming a grown up and hardened criminal is far done with each of the 126 boys and girls that were brought more important. No sensible man or woman would dare to before the court this month. Of all those before the court say anything to the contrary. Indeed, the officers and mem only 12 were discharged. Almost 100 were paroled in the bers of the Juvenile Protective Association, together with custody of the court, subject to report to the court upon all friends of the youthful delinquent heard from, declare its order, but it is probable that for the greater number of that more attention and more money should be given to the these the parole will work a practical discharge for they reclamation of the latter than for even the proper treat are not made conscious of the surveillance of the court ment of the former, as loudly as reformed methods are called unless they give indications of getting into trouble.

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