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SLUMSSaint Louis University Mental Status (psychological testing)
SLUMSSurface Launched Unit Mine System
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Consider the wastes incidental to the crowding into cities, made necessary by competition and by monopoly railroad rates; consider the slums, the bad air, the disease and the waste of vital energies; consider the office buildings, the waste of time and material in the piling of story upon story, and the burrowing underground!
Instead he had come to America, where he lived in a garret room in this slum district, and made volcanic energy take the place of fire.
His boxing, and his experience in the slums and ghettos of the world, had taught him restraint.
How were the soldiers to distinguish between a shabby middle-class man, a member of the I.L.W., or a slum dweller?
Law and order were passing away, and passing away, I must confess, among the slum people and the upper classes.
When he had a study (it was a little square room looking on a slum, and four boys shared it), he bought a photograph of that view of the Cathedral, and pinned it up over his desk.
'Well enough!' said Mr Slum. 'Will you believe me when I say it's the delight of my life to have dabbled in poetry, when I think I've exercised my pen upon this charming theme?
'Ha, ha!' cried Mr Slum, 'you're giving way, you're coming down.
So it was, when we moved to San Francisco into four wretched rooms in the slum south of Market Street, that he embarked upon the adventure with the joy and enthusiasm of a child--combined with the clear sight and mental grasp of an extraordinary intellect.
A gipsy encampment to-day is little more than a moving slum, a scab of squalor on the fair face of the countryside.
Without arguing this matter of my general reputation, accepting it at its current face value, let me add that I have indeed lived life in a very rough school and have seen more than the average man's share of inhumanity and cruelty, from the forecastle and the prison, the slum and the desert, the execution-chamber and the lazar-house, to the battlefield and the military hospital.
Here floweth all blood putridly and tepidly and frothily through all veins: spit on the great city, which is the great slum where all the scum frotheth together!