Foreign News: Journeymen v. Crooks

When an honest young Hamburger seeks to enter the Hamburg Guild of Journeymen Carpenters, he faces harsh Medieval tribulations, searching tests. After suitable apprenticeship he must wander about Germany, carpentering, for three years. As a full-fledged member of the Journeymen's Guild, the proud young Hamburger wears a broad, black hat, extra wide black trousers, and heavy gold earrings. He may even go to Berlin, once in five years, for a jolly convention, and there get into trouble—as a great many Hamburger Guildsmen did last week. Dishonest young Berliners—sneakthieves and bandy-legged pimps—aspire to...

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