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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, April 03, 1913, Image 1

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HOW FAR WILL A MAN AND WOMAN GO
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TO BREAK TIES THAT KEEP' THEM '
j. APART? SEE STORY BY G. SHEPHERD
h THE DAY BOOK
An Adless Daily Newspaper., '
N. D. Cochran, ssggga? 500 South Peoria St
Editor and Publisher. ' 398 Tel. Monroe 353. -
VOL. 2, NO. 158 Chicago, Thursday, April 3, 1913 ONE CENT
WIFE OF MAN UNITED CHARITIES HAD SENT TO
JAIL DYING OF CONSUMPTION
'Judge Gemmill Refuses to Release Him U. C. Giving:
Woman $2.40 a Week to "Support' Self
and Two.'Children, While Holy Name
Cathedral Keeps Them.
V
John Oram, whom the, United
Charities had Judge Gemmill sen
tence to six months in the Bridewell
for not, supporting' his wife and chil
dren, still is-in jail.
John Oram's wife, Anna Oram,
slpwly is dying'of consumption in the
little home at '111 East Delaware
place. She cannot leave her bed.
There'is no hope for her recovery.
The United Charities jlaim they,
are' giving Mrs. Oram $2"40. a week
to keep herself and her tvto chil
dren on.
This may be so: But if.' it had not
been for the Rev. Father McDonald
of the Holy Name cathedral, Mrs.
Oram and her children" probably
would have starved to death, by this
time. ' . - "
Probably not even Julius Rosen
wald would claim that'$2;40 a. week
was enou'gh'to support a woman and
tier two. little' children.
Father McDonald heard' of the
piteous, case, of Mrs., Oram; He went
to see .herana, found her ia-bei
1a T.-j-i itiif ISi
dying. He sent a doctor to see her.
The doctor said there was no. hope.
Father McDonald then interested
the Married Women's.'Sodality of the
Holy Name cathedral in Mrs. Oram
and her .children.
The sodality has been looking after
the family since. The sodality has
nothing to do with organized char
ity. It does not stop to find out if
starving-people are worthy or not be
fore feeding them.
v After he had seen that the family
was cared for, Father McDonald
went to Judge Gemmill and pleaded
for the release of Oram from the
Bridewell. -
Father McDonald pointed out that
even if. .Oram had a. bad record in the
dim and distant past Oram was sent
to Jdliet for- assault with Intent to
kill many 'years ago, but was granted
a full, pardon a decade ago there
were no recent offenses, marked
against him except the non-support
chargcof the United .Charities. And
that Mrs,, Oram was. .dying.
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