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GROSS CARELESSNESS CAUSED CAVE-IN OF
RANDOLPH STREET AT THE FIELD STORE
THE DAY BOOK
An Adless Daily Newspaper.
N. D. Cochran, .sggjiagfrv Tel. Monroe 353.
Editor and Publisher. tTgggff3 Automatic 51-422.
500 South Peoria St 398 By Mail, 50 Cents a Month.
VOL.3, NO. 57
Chicago, Thursday, Dec. 4, 1913
HOW CHICAGO'S CHARITY TRUST
WRECKS THE HOMES OF THE POOR
United Charities Hounds a Husband and Father, Makes
Him Lose a Job find Gives the Wife and Mother
Work at $1.05 a Day The Case of
rL ' the Corrigan Family.
The ."home wreckers,'-' 'the United Charities, have attempted their
deadly work again in the.case..qf William Corrigan and 'his wife, who live
at 431 S 'Morgan street; and the story told by the Corrigans throws some
interestingsldelight's on the "charity", of J:he United Charities, which should
be borne in mind at the "present time when they are on another begging
The 'Corrigans live in one room in which they cook, eat and sleep.
There are four of them, William, the -husband and father, his wife, their
little daughter of five years, and a baby eleven months old.
Over a month ago WilhaTa-Corrigari, who is a building wrecker, caught
a severe cold and was confined to Tiis bed. Mrs. Corrigan is a strong woman;
cheerful and wholesome, afcd she decided, in view of the fact that they had
no money laid by, that she would try to get some work until William was
strong enough to work again.
She applied to, the United Charities. .
There Is something tragically pathetic in the confidence the poor place
in that word "charity." Mrs Corrigan -was confident that she would be
given assistance until William could ?ork again.
, She was given work at the Mary Crane Nursery a ticket entitling her-