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collars and ties and had intelligent
faces. Not more than a dozen drunk
ards were in the place. There were,
of course, also the real types of ho
boes there. But most were men who
wanted work and wanted it badly.
"One man, perhaps 72 years old,
told a most pitiful tale. He had been
a coachman and groom, but with the
advent of the automobile he lost his
job, and this happened to him sev
eral times. Now he can find nothing
but odd jobs to do, and frequents the
free or cheap lodging houses, and
often the bread line.
"Another pathetic case was that of
a young man. Employed as book
keeper, he lost his position when,
through an accident in the office, he
injured his hand and was compelled
to go to a hospital. When He came
out he found himself without friends,
without a home, without funds. His
two good suits went to the pawn
broker so he could pay for necessi
ties. Now he walks around in tatters,
and cannot, of course, secure a good,
"About 4:30 in the morning we
were given 'breakfast,' consisting of
half a bowl of porridge, coffee and
two pieces of bread. I never liked a
meal so well in my life before!"
TO ASK FOR MORE BEDS AND
CLOTHES FOR DOWN-AND-OUTS
New York, April 2. The minister
ial committee will probably take up
the suggestion of the two ministers
who disguised themselves as tramps
that men be allowed to stay at least
eight hours in the piers for the estab
lishment of a system whereby needy
poor can get clothes free of charge
to go out looking for a position and
for enough beds in the Municipal
Lodging House so that unemployed
men will not have to sleep on floors
NEWS OF THE DAY CONCERNING CHICAGO
School board refused to seat ousted
trustees. Deadlock may continue un
til July. Sonsteby threatens to jail
fellow board members.
Extravagance feebleness of mind,
says Mrs. Harriett Van Der Varrt.
Claims too much is spent on amuse
ment, dress and funerals.
Chicago women most frugal in
country. Less garbage per capita
than any large city.
Mayor to issue license to Bristol
Cafe. Ene-lewnod Law arid Order
I&m League' beaten in fight.
l' Botanical irarden to he onened hv
University of Chicago. Block will be
devoted to plant collection.
John L. Whitman, superintendent
of Bridewell, claims prisoners' mail is
opened in search of drugs. Says con
ditions are worse at county jail. Be
lieves it impossible to ' prevent
"fiends" from getting "dope."
Man believed to be Reuben " G.
Hickman, Hannibal, Mo., suicided on
N. Clark st, bridge. Gun.
Half of 650 delegates attending
Cook county convention, Modern
Woodmen of America, bolted. Rival
delegations to be sent to Illinois con
Albert Shyer, 1532 Haddon av., ar
rested on serious charge. Released
on plea bf Miss Minnie Hausner, 18,
complainant, on promise to marry
Compromise reached between busi
ness men and street railways in track
laying war. Tracks to be laid on N.
Franklin st, but removed when new
bridge is opened.
Board of assessors will only list
personal property on which taxes can
be collected. Big saving expected
57 passed exams for internes at
County Hospital. Social Service
Bureau threatened for waht of ap
Non-partisan mass meeting will he
held at Wendell Phillips High School,
'39th st. and Prairie av., Friday, ijnl