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YOU CAN READ THIS ON A CAR WITHOUT
JABBING YOUR NEIGHBOR IN THE EAR
THE DAY BOOK
500 SO. PEORIA ST.
TEL. MONROE 353
VOL.2,NO;115 Chicago, Wednesday, Feb. 12, 1913 ONE CENT
UNITED CHARITIES ROBS WIFE OF HUSBAND;
THREATENS HER AND kER CHILDREN
Man Sent to Bridewell Woman Told Children Will Be
Taken From Her and Herself Put in Jail Unless She
Swears Organization Supported Family.
"I shall not take a cent from the United Charities of Chicago.
I'd starve first. I'm almost starving now. But I'd see my children
starve to death before my eyes and feel my own life going out before
I'd take a cent of their dirty money.
"The United Charities used me in their reports to show how
zealous they were in their work. They tried to force me to sign a
paper saying that they had been suporting me, which was not the
truth. They robbed me of my husband. They lied about hkn, and
had him sent to jail. They threatened to take my children from me.
They threatened to send me to jail.
"My husband is in jail through their efforts. I cannot work
myself. I am practically a cripple from rheumatism. My children
cannot go to school because they have not clothes warm enough for
this weather. But I am ready to die before rather than accept one
penny from the organization which, under the sacred name of char
ity, hounded me, and deprived me of the husband I love."
An extraordinary story of the
methods of the organized chari
ties of Chicago was told today
by Mrs. Anna Oram of 111 East
Mrs. Oram is the wife of John
Oram. She has two children,
twin boys six years old. She is
John Oram is a reformed crook.
February 1 Oram was sent to the
Bridewell by Judge William X.
Gemmill for not supporting his
wife and children.
Judge Gemmill took this action
at the request of the -women's
committee of the United Chari
ties and over the tearful protest
of Mrs. Oram.
In doing so, Judge , GemmiU