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don't get any fee from the U. C. nar
any credit according to the report,
and the same thing applies to the U.
C. method of adding to the total of
its philanthropy -when Institutional
care is provided for"which they don't
"A part of the personal Bervice
feature of the United Charities is its
reference of cases to the county
agent of Cook county," the report
" "Knowing full -well the county
agent is restricted in his method of
relief and whom to relieve, the United
Charities tries to get rid of cases and
passes them along to him."
The summary of relief by Cook
county agent on the reference of the
United Charities in a period of one
year showed a total of 1,195 applica
tions referred, 1,036 given relief and
The report, summarizing the enor
mous expense of administering char
ity by organized chanty makes this
statement as the strongest argument
against charity thus administered.
"Our attitude throughout our in
vestigations had been against exces
sive expenditures by charity organi
zations for salaries, rent, etc. This
attitude was not an arbitrary one, but
was created through a series of in
vestigations that show conclusively
that, while an enormous amount of
money was collected by charitable or
ganizations, a totally inadequate
amount was left after expenses were
deducted to be distributed for chari
table purposes. This attitude is not
changeable. Accordingly, the chari
table organizations that meet our
hearty disapproval in this respect are:
Church Army, The Lord's Army, Re
deemer's Army, Samaritan Army,
United Charities of Chicago, Volun
teer Slum Army.
"The practice of these organiza
tions is rather to be charitable to
themselves before passing it along."
Postmaster Campbell to resign.
H Dempcrat to succeed, him, rumor.
HOBOS COMBINE TO START
HOTEL DE GINK
Jeff Davis, hobo king, and the rep
resentative of James Eads How,
millionaire hobo, have formed a spe
cial Chicago coalition.
Jeff came to Chicago weeks ago
to found a Hotel de Gink to care for
unemployed. How came a week
later. How started a Hoboes' Home,
19 Congress st Some of the hoboes
complained of the service.
Jeff, who spent a bunch of coin on
a Thanksgiving dinner for the ho
boes and who has been caring for as
many as 30 a night at his lodging
house, went to the Hoboes' Home to
investigate the kicks. There he met
Manager Cruze, How's representa
tive. The two agreed in everything.
The result, it is understood, is that
Jeff will become a sort of an advisory
minister to the hotel.
The advent of Jeff into a say of
the running of the Hoboes' Home
will probably mean the installations
features that made the Hotel de Gink
so popular in New York with the
boes last winter. Already plans are
completed for the starting of tailor,
barber and shoe repair shops in the
home, where the hoboes will do their
own work. The Commonwealth
Edison has promised Jeff to wire the
building for electric lights.
INDICTED FOR MURDER BEAT
THE STATE TO IT
Bowling Green, 0., Nov. 29. John
H. Willey, 26, indicted for murder of
his grandmother, Mrs. Joel L- Kim
ble, on Feb. 12 and convicted of as
sault and battery, will not bet tried
again for the crime. Willey took his
life on Saturday. His body was found
early on Sunday morning, hanging
to a tree in a patch of woods near
Sheriff and coroner of Wood coun
tv hnth declare there was nothine to
bear out an early report that angry
farmers had lvnched Willev. There
will be no Investigation, the sheriff.
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