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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, December 19, 1913, Image 3

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waste it buying herself expensive
things."
Having heard all about this end of
the investigators' insolence from the
United Charities, the reporter inter
rupted Hunter's flow of eloquence.
"What are the reasons a mother
is not allowed a pension if she comes
under the general provisions of the
law?" the reporter questioned.
"Oh, lots of reasons," and Hunter
sawed the atmosphere with his arm.
"She may be an alien. Then again,
she mustn't possess any property.
One woman cannot get a pension be
cause she has a lot worth about $50
that she can't get rid of without cost
ing her about $50 in the Probate
Court, yet she isn't entitled to a pen
sion while she has that lot.
"We got absolute jurisdiction over
these pensions. In the case you are
talking about, if the mother insists
on keeping the child at home, very
well she don't get a pension. If she
sends the child to, Lincoln, as advised,
we may consider granting her a pen
sion." During the past year, more chil
dren have been denied this aid from
the law than granted it 200 pension
applications have been refused, which
means that 703 children have been
denied the benefit for which the citi
zens are taxed. 185 pensions have
been granted, benefitting 629 chil
dren. Of those refused, Hunter claims
557 were aliens, 88 deserted moth
ers and the law as interpreted by
Judge Pinckney applies only to
mothers whose husbands are dead or
physically incapacitated and 16
were non-residents of the state.
Hunter closed his interview by
boasting that when he took charge a
committee, consisting of several char
itable organizations passed upon the
applications, but that he has changed
the system and "has absolute control
of affairs."
It would probably be doing an in
justice to the Juvenile Court to take
Hunter at his own valuation, but, dig-
counting what he says about his own.
importance, there doesn't seem much
room to doubt that the same statis
tical investigation plan that is caus
ing the poor untold anguish at the
hands of the United Charities, is
making of poverty the same sort of
crime when it comes to the attention
of the Juvenile Court.
BITSOFNEWS
Unidentified man, 65, dropped dead
in shoe shining parlor, 347 S. Dear
born st.
Daylight robber got $3,000 in gems
at the home of Addison Wells, 39 S.
Central Park av. '
Anthony Berger, Winnetka, seeks
wife, lost her while buying cigar.
Fears kidnaping.
H. W. Wixson, Elms Hotel, 1634 E.
53d St., robbed. Six valuable scarf
pins missing.
Joe Riggio drove into a Clark st.'
car. Horse and wagon damaged.
23 arrested in levee raids.. 21 wo
men and 2 men.
Chicago's Municipal Christmas tree
hauled to Grant Park. Required 6
wheeled truck and 6 horses.
Mrs. T. Peterson, 735 E. 47th stv
robbed by 2 men. Got $8.
Ogden lunchroom, 1203 W. 63d st,
held up. $6. ,
Cleveland, O. Announced that
Cleveland Federation of Labor will
seek to tie up proposed construction
of E. M. Statler's new hotel because
of waiters' strike.
Washington. Pres. Wilson signed,
bill granting San Francisco water
rights. ,
Indianapolis. Body of E. C. Clark,,
farmer, found floating in canal. Sand
bagged and robbed.
Washington. Hospital ship Solace
ordered from Brooklyn navy yard tOj
Vera Cruz.
Mexico City. Run on bank of.
London and Mxico, biggest banking
institution in Mexico City.
Washington. Hoped that finak !
vote or senate currency dui may dq
V Hr.

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