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THE HARVESTER TRUST VOLUNTARILY SETS
MINIMUM WAGE FOR WOMEN AT $8 1
N. D. Cochrarti . ggg . oho 500 South Peoria St.
Editor and -Publisher. G 398, TeL Monroe 353.
VOL. 2, NO. 146 Chicago, Thursday, March 20, 1913 ONE CENT
THE UNITED CHARITIES. ADMITS FAILURE OF
ATTEMPT TO MONOPOLIZE CHARITY x
Organization That Measures Hunger and Sickness By
"Science," Begs People to Make Up $125,000
Shortage When Rosenwalds-F organs Fail.
By Don MacGregor.
The United Charities is making, through the trust newspapers, a great
appeal for nioney. '
They are asking, the people of Chicago to give them $125,000. They
say -that the millionaire philanthropists who pay girls starvation wages and
who, in the past, have been the main support of the United Charities,, have
not come through as usual this year. '
At a meeting yesterday, Julius Rosenwald, that Pharissee whom the
senate low wages commission exposed, said that he had been called the
greatest beggar in Chicago, and that it must be true, for he was going out
begging again for the United' Charities.
And that other great philanthropist and banker, David Forgan, who is
worth so much money that the ordinary man hates to think about it, an
nounced proudly that he had been doing some begging for the United
Charities himself,-and had-collected all of $400.
"There is' no use in remarking that Rosenwald and Forgan could make
up the $125,000 between them and never-notice, the difference. Perhaps
the poor of Chicago would just as" soon not have either Rosenwald's or
Forgan's money anyhow. '
But 'there, is another side to the cry of the United Charities for money.
They, ask" thatf the charity givers -of Chicago give to them and to them
'alone. ' They ask that all "deserving" cases of suffering among the poor be
referred to. them, and to them alone. They demand a monopoly of Chi
"Refercases to .us," they- say," "because we1-are the only people who in
vestigate cage's thdroughly before relieving the hungry or ministering to
the sick, the only people who make sure before spending the money given
1 by charitycthat the recipients are worthy. ,
"Don't give your charity money to anyone" else: Above all,, don't give
it directly to' the people who are starving, theepple who. are. shivering, the