In a few short days our public schools will take a short vacation. During this time the small fruits grown in this locality will be ripe and ready to pick. Now the boys want work, can work, and if given a chance will work. Would it not be far better to hire white boys than Chinamen? They can do the picking just as cheap and as well as Chinamen, and many of them need the wages as much if not more. We believe in giving the boys a chance to keep out of idleness and the evils that inactivity leads to.