Jamestown like other points along the line has commenced to receive its annual installment of tramps. Last evening no less than a dozen of these gentlemen of leisure could be seen hanging around the depot and other public spaces engaged in vulgar conversation and insulting ladies and gentlemen who were obliged to pass by them. The Alert is always ready to do all it can for the poor and unfortunate, but it is not prepared to feed tramps and would respectfully call the attention of our village trustees to the importance of their being an ordinance passed that will provide work for these gentlemen. A few days or hours of good solid labor will convince the average tramp that Jamestown is not the place for him. Can not we do something for the tramps?
Jamestown Alert, 5/5/1882