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welfare department, purposed to see
to the comfort and content and well
being of its citizens.
"A famous correction farm has
been established where men are re
constructed mentally and physically
on the honor system.
"A splendid colony of buildings
and fields is the comfortable refuge
for the county's indigent, where old
and infirm men and women are ten
derly cared for.
home turns the
youngsters into paths of health and
"All these things are expressions
of the real heart of Cleveland," be
lieves Dr. Cooley.
"A great community Christmas
was held this year in "the city of
good will." United efforts were made
to give the poor and needy food and
clothing on that feat day.
"Universal peace and the brother
hood of all mankind is near at hand.
The highest test of society today is
what it does to aid the poorest and
the weakest the men and women
"Our welfare department has been
established to prove that the securing
of human happiness and the oppor
tunity for development of our citi
zens is today a legitimate municipal
Dr. Cooley has grown old in the'
service of society. His face is full of
kindly wrinkles, and his hair is, thin,
but his finger is ever on the pulse of
thfe humanity of Cleveland.
GUILTY, OR SLANDERED
Biddy is guilty. The poor patient old hens, and the young ones, too, for
that matter, are held up to scorn and ridicule before the nation yea, the
whole world, and blamed for the high cost of eggs. Just in the same way
as financially irresponsible and overworked employes of railroads are
blamed for deaths in disasters, so are the feathered friends of the house
wife now branded with the crime of neglecting to provide .
And there's not one hen in all the nation that can come to the front
and deny the charge. Nor can their liege lords, the roosters, rush to their
aid in this, their hour of affliction. All their cackling, and crowing will avail
them not. Point as they may to the millions of embryonic chicks held in
frozen silence in cold storage warehouses, it will bring them naught. They
are in contempt and though they sit on their nests and lay even unto their
last egg, 'twould not clear them of the official condemnation of national
For has not every U. S. district attorney in the country, pressed into
service to investigate conditions, reported that while combines have been
formed in large cities there is no reason to believe that there is a cold
storage trust controlling the price of eggs? Has the department of justice
not irrevocably fastened upon the hen the blame for the high egg and poul
try prices, completely absolving the cold storage baron and commission
Yes, verily. But they have not sajd why 10,000,000 dozen eggs are held
in storage in New York, Philadelphia, Chicago and other big cities. Are
they being held until the hens begin to lay more, so that in th3 end all may
have eggs at two for a cent? We think not
"There have been times in my well," she said, "it's no use tq grieve
life," said he, gloomily, "when I was over the past. We can all look back
tempted to commit suicide." "Oh, and see where we've made mistakes."