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GEORGEj DIET ' WAS' KILLED; BY -WOMAN;
ARRiST EXPECTED BEEdUE NIGHT
THE DAY BOOK
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Y&L.2, NO.,169 , Chicago, Wednesday, April, 16, 1913
UNITED CHARITIES AND ASS'N OF COMMERCE
OTH TURN DOWN SUFFERING WOMEN
WomqnJSppn tofiecqme Mother, Stranded in Chicago
fey Dhyton Flood, Denied Even Price, of Meal by
Xiffl.rity Trust and Business Men' 's Union.
This is a st'pry of the -exceeding
"generosity''' of Chicago's greatest
busjnesstnietirs union and of the ex-,
ceedltigt "charity'' of the United,
If) is peculiarly' apt at this time in.
view. of"the- fcurrah commission's in
quiry into Chicagoi's charity trust:
'VWiilethe Dayton flood'horror was(
afc, its height,", a Mrs.' Curtis, the wife,
. of aederafcsoldier who had been;
: transferred - to Port- .Thomas, .Ohio,
shortly'before, arrived in- Chicago on,
4 her way; frbm St Paul, to join .her
-husbands - 1
. Whenjihexeached Chicago-she was
'notified "th'at.her .husband-had been
sent 'to T)aytoh to assist'iri the .flood
-relief work there, and that she could
notjgo.tohfm, nor could, he send her?
anynnessage for several, days, or:
- possibly weeks.
Mrs. Curtis had in her possession'
ortlv her railroad ticket to 'Fort
Thomas and a little less thatfadolfarj
rfinrn6ney. And withia'two months
. -she was;to-becopte "mother, j
She; received the informatfoa'that,
her lusband, was- in flop'd-jsdlated'
iayton-af theraflroadsgtatibiL The
- - " "
hews stunned her. She left the sta
tion and wandered about, the streets
in a daze, not knowing where to go,
nor what- to do. , , 1
At las", she appealed to a passer
by. The passer-by suggested that
ihe American' Salvation Army Wo
men's .Hotel might give her lodging
for the night.
' Mrs Curjtis went to the .hotel,
which is at 1757 Warren avenue, and
the Salvation Army did take her in
for the night But in the morning
they suggested that she- apply to the
United Charities for money to ' join
her husband.: ' ' '
And, even while, they 'were giving
'Mrs. Curtis :th"is advice, another wo
man, whose face was .marked with,
tears and sufferings wandered in,
dragging 'a thre'e-year-oldchild by
the. hand; ,
"I shall. have a child, in, 'a few
months," the newcomerwailed. "And
my' husband.' has deserted me. I
haven't a cent. I don't know what
woman -also to
Army advised this
go to .the United