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The postscript was as follows:
"P. S. As much - as- -you have
known Mrs, Peterson, would you con
sider her unreliable as some of the
relatives do? What suggestion may
you have to make regarding the fam
ily?" "Unreliable," she said smiling,
"non of my family ever said such a
thing. It was mean of the United
Charities to make the insinuation.
They were, looking for some excuse
for refusing us aid. ,
"I couldn't afford to buy the
things my husband needed and they
refused to do anything for me," she
continued, "until I went to Dr. Gray,
a contributor to the "United Charities,
and told him my story. He 'phoned
to them. An hour later they brought
an order for $2 worth of groceries.
"My husband died in May, and I
received a little insurance. They
said I could not get a pension until
the money was gone.
"The money is spent and I have
applied for a pension. Mrs. Bates of
the Juvenile Court has taken up my
case. She has promised to file it Fri
day., "Yesterday an investigator of the
United Charities came to see me.
She left me $4 and said many nice
things and promised to do ever so
much for me. I did not know who
sent her., I had not asked for assist
ance and was surprised at their lib
erality. "I called at my sister's in. the even
ing, and was told that the investiga
tor had been there, and. had said 'that
men were calling at my house and
that I was a bad woman. My sister
asked who had made such an un
warranted statement, and was told
"I went: to Miss Morgan of the
United Charities and demanded an
explanation. She made all kinds of
excuses, but refused to tell who had
made the statement. She said slie
was sorry tha't It had. occurred and
that she would help me get my pen
"They are spreading these stoiies
to- ruin my reputation-,"- sqi"d Mrs.
Peterson, tearfully. "I have always
worked hard to earn my living. I be
lieve they are inventing the story so
they may oppose my getting a pen
The neighbors of Mrs. Peterson
deny the story. They say "that she
is a respectable woman and a good"
The landlord says, "They are good
people and there has never been a
complaint made against them."
The United Charities must either
prove their insinuations regarding
Mrs. Peterson or retract them.
And it is up to Mrs. Bates of the
Juvenile Court to, file, at once, Mrs.
Peterson's, application, so that the
United .Charities may have no further
excuse to annoy her.
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"Have you noticed how bright
Marie looks since she has become en
gaged?" "Sure; a match usually does light
up a girl's face."
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