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n is being properly cared for, while
Mrs; Woods attempts to get: her a'
mother's- pension an attempt in
which' Mrs. Woods probably will be
blocked if" the United Charities gets
to know about it.
After attending the women, Mrs.
Woods and the committee of society
women went to three managing edi
tors of trust newspapers and laid the
facts before them, and asked that
the facts be published.
Every one of these managing edi
tors' told thp committee that they
could not print the facts. One of the
managing editors laughed.
"Why,. I gave $1,000 to the Asso
ciation of Commerce fund myself,"
"As for the United Charities," said
Mrs. Woods, sadly, today, "i.his is the
way they "always have conducted
their business. When 'Ernest., P.
Bicknell was superintendent and was
drawing a $10,000 a year salary I
went to him to get: help for the five
helpless children "of a demented wo
man. I had to threaten to expose
Bicknell teethe whole city;before he
would take'the matter in hand at. all,
and my experiences with the United
Charities always have been thei
same." ' i
, Assistant Business Manager Beach
of the' Association, of Cqmmerce'ex
plained that association's attitude to
day. , "personally know nothing of the
visit' of Mrs. Curtis to the associa
tion," he said. "I can hardly belieye
that so pitiful a case was turned
away by anyone connected with the'
"Of course, the funds collected by
the association for the--Dayton suf
ferers could not be used to help Mrs.
Curtis. Our arrangement is that we
turn all thfe money "we collect over
to the National Red Gross for the re
lief "of the starving people in Dayton
itself. 4 . ,
' "But. we had several other cases of
flooid refugees being stranded in Chi
jcagoand in every instance in which ,
they appealed to the association
within my knowledge the" members
of the association or the association
helped them from other funds than
the flood relief money."
OUR SASSIETY COLUMN '
Ed. Barrett is the guest of honor
at the reception now being given, Jby
Judge Kersten to celebrate the mur
der of Walter Masterson, , '
Ed. may hot be with us'-long. He
was remarking yesterday that he
might have to make his residence in
Mrs. Marshall Field who has been
spending the winter far frbm the low
wages investigation, expects to leave
for' Europe early next month.
J; Ham Lewis' whiskers cannot'be
blamed for the- early morning fire at
3100 Cottage, Grove avenue. Hani is
now in Washington, .dazzling, the
populace and inciting riots among
The Countess de Bois Lucy says
that the United States tries to "in
cubate gentlemen" out of-rich men.
We- assure her that this isn't so.
Look at Hank Hennie Schwab, vice
president of Rothschild & Co., for in
stance. No one was ever caugnt try
ing to incubate him into a gentleman.
o o "
THE HEETER TRIAL
Pittsburg, Pa., April 16. Ushers of
the, East Liberty Presbyterian church
testified, at the triaPof Superintendent
of Schools S. L-Heeter, oh a serious
charge preferred by Ethel Fisher, a
housemaid, that Heeter always ac
companied his wife to church.,. on
Sunday morning, thus attempting to
prove that the superintendent did not
remain a't home as" Miss Fisher
claims. . '
Heeter, in Tils own defense, had de
nied the gifl?S charges point.by point.
Mrs. Heeter, .who has expressed,
absolute belief in her husband y
throughout the trial, gave testimony
similar to that of fier .husband, a flat
contradiction, of $he girl's story.