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FLOODS FOLLOW TORNADO IN ILLINOIS, OHIQ
AND INDIANA DAMAGE GREAT
THE DAY BOOK
An Adless Daily Newspaper,
N. D. Cochran, - . -g 3Qa 500'South.Peoria St.
Editor and Publisher. 2lgipsd98 TeL Monroe 353.
VOL..2, NO. 150 Chicago, Tuesday, March 25, 1913
WOMAN'S CHILDREN DIE AND HER OWN MIND
WEAKENS UNDER "SCIENTIFIC" TREATMENT,
The Case of Maggie Ustich, Voted Pension by People of'
Illinois and Denied It by the United
If the parent or parents of such dependent or neglected child
are poor and unable properly to care for said bhild, but are other
wise proper guardians, and it is. for the welfare of such child to re
main at home, the court may enter'an "order finding such facts .and
fixing the amount of money necessary to enable the parent or
parents properly to care for such child, and thereupon it shall be
the' duty of the County Board,, through its county agent,' or other
wise, to pay to such parent or parents, at such times as said order
may designate, the amount as' specified for the care of such de
pendent or neglected child until, the further order of the court."
The Will of the People of Illinois, as Expressed in the. Mothers'
Pension Law Amendment to the Juvenile Court Act, in Force Since
July 1, 1911; '.
The utter failure of' the "scientific
charity" of the United Charities' and;
the influence of ' that- organization
with the officers of the. Juvenile Court
to defeat the working.'of '.the Mothers'
Pension Law never -was better, illus
trated than by the casejof Mrs. Mag
Early in June.'lSl-l, a wagon back
ed up to the Ustich' home and took'
away Elfin Ustich,; the husband1 fend
father. After- examination, Elfin
Ustich was committed to an asylum
for the insane ' -y
Mrs. Ustich, then 24 years old; the,
mother of four children, soon tof be
the mother of a -fifth, was left alone
in" the world, penniless, sick and hope
less'.L ' ' ' ;
June 15, 1911, it was' reported to
the United. Charities, that Mrs: Ustich
and her children were starving.
A "scientific" investieation of the
fcascbegun and the foregoing facts
The "scientific" investigation
seemed likely to drag on" for weeks.
But June 27 1911, 12 days after
the case was reported to the United.
Charities, Mrs. Ustich called at their
She was hysterical.. She-told how