|Title||The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists|
had once been.
The procession of sandwich men was headed by the Semi-drunk and the Besotted Wretch, and each board was covered with a printed poster: `Great Sale of Ladies' Blouses now Proceeding at Adam Sweater's Emporium.'
Besides this artful scheme of Sweater's for getting a good advertisement on the cheap, numerous other plans for providing
employment or alleviating the prevailing misery were put forward in the columns of the local papers and at the various meetings that were held. Any foolish, idiotic, useless suggestion was certain to receive respectful attention; any crafty plan devised in his own interest or for his own profit by one or other of the crew of sweaters and landlords who controlled the town was sure to be approved of by the other inhabitants of Mugsborough, the majority of whom were persons of feeble intellect who not only allowed