In Belgium the institutions for the repression of vagrancy are maintained by the state under a law of November 27th, 1891.
The pious compilers of his "office" evidently thought it necessary to defend him against the charge of mere vagrancy.
Why is charity, public or private, impotent to eliminate social evils like vagrancy, begging, prostitution?
However, on route we lost TB Bloom, probably taken in by the local rozzers under the vagrancy act.
The date and west coast location are consistent with natural vagrancy from North America.