THE POOR IN GREAT CITIES
and with as much of its simple machinery as was practicable. As
was expected, only very feAV votes against the flag were recorded.
One little Irishman in the Mott Street school came wdthout his
ballot. " The old man tore it ux^," he reported. In the East
A Synagogue School in a Hester Street Tenement.
Seventy-third Street school fiYQ Bohemians of tender years set
themselves doAvn as ox:>x^osed to the scheme of making Americans of
them. Only one, a little girl, gave her reason. She brought her
OAvn fiag to school : " I vote for that," she said, sturdily, and the
teacher wisely recorded her vote and let her keep the banner.
I happened to witness the election in the Beach Street school,
Avhere the children are nearly all Italians. The minority elements