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Mgmwg wmuuj-ut nun ",-tu.m.:
Miss Wellman did not' answer, and
a few moment later the judge return
ed to the bench.
"These people are in terrible cir
cumstances," said another represent
ative of organized charitie.s "They
have no f urnitureto- speak of. The
children were sleeping on the floor."
She did not explain how the family
reached this condition if the father
was such a successful beggar or if
three charities were doing all they
could for the case, so the judge ques
tioned the little wisp of a woman.
She looked hatred at the charity
representatives as she declared in
Bohemian that her husband worked
whenever he could get work and he
did the best he could for them.
Then the man begged again for a
chance, and just as it seemed. that
they might be left to weave their des
tinies unhampered by organized
charity, Webster addressed the judge.
"If you will send the man to the
Bridewell for three months the
United Charities will pension the
family for three months."
The sentence was passed. The
man moved away accompanied by a
bailiff. The representatives of organ
ized charities whose aim it is to re
habilitate families by dividing homes
gathered up their large mass of data
and departed from the courtroom.
The United Charities had gained
one more case to exploit a very sad
story of a little mother with five de
pendent children, the oldest 9 and the
youngest less than a year and two
of the children crippled, while her
husband is in the House of Correc
tion. Of course, they will not men
tion that Stephen was sent there be
cause of competition in begging
that would be too raw.
Nor will they mention that the lit
tle wisp of a woman stood racked
with dry, hard sobs because her hus
band had been taken from her, nor
that the little girl child of 9 cried
hysterically: "Won't I see my daddy
again? Can't I see my daddy
But one cannot help but marvel
at the lack of forethought on the part
of the organized charities in not an
nexing a man who was so successful
in competitive begging and paying
him a fat salary out of the sixty-three
and one-third cents the charity
keeps to pay salaries and expenses
from every dollar it collects, accord
ing to its own records.
Hannibal did not use tobacco in
Peter the Hermit never Bpent a
cent for phonograph records.
. Gustavus Adolphus would not pat
ronize the parcel post.
Genghis Khan preferred the steps
to the elevator.
Dr. Johnson would not put his foot
in an automobile.
Moses had an unconquerable aver
sion to motorcycles. Columbia.
NOT EASILY DONE
Father How is it
limping? What's the
Son Why, teacher toWVine to
write a composition on a goat, and I
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