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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, May 02, 1914, LAST EDITION, Image 8

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Men. Again refused carfare, though
this was over six miles from the de
partment. Called at branch H. C, 723 W. 47th
street Referred Department of
Homeless Men. Refused carfare.
On December-24. the night before
Christmas, the investigator returned
to the U. C. branch Jie had originally
visited. He used a different name.
He was given one ten cent meal ticket
and one ticket to the municipal'lodg
ing house and no provisions made for
any meal or shelter Christmas day,
though he could not possibly get
work on that day.
Lies admitted that they had quite
a number of tickets of the municipal
lodging houses which they gave to
homeless men, and which charity cost
them nothing.
A report of the Mary Crane Nurs
ery, a branch of the United Charities,
showed that its salaries for the fiscal
year were $5,740.08, and helper's
wages $1,740.08. Under the item acT
tual relief was entered $889.98.
In addition to Lies' salary of $5,
000 a year he stated another officer
.received $2,400, another $2,100 and
another $2,000.
"General" G. E. Reinke of the
"Church Army," which was located
until recently at 1757 Warren avenue,
was the other extreme of "charity"
before the commission.
Reinke has apparently been a
grafter on a small scale. The records
he kept were so complicated that
nothing tangible could be obtained
from them except that various
amounts were credited to his wife
as having been loaned to the church
and later paid back to her presumably
out of donations received. He stated
he paid solicitors 50 per cent of what
-they collected.
He conducted a day nursery for a
while, but most of the entries con
cerned his own five children and Rep.
Curran said he could not see that any
one but the Reinke family had ever
gotten any of the money this "Army"
.took in.
At the night session held by the
commission a story was told by John
M. Mead, 522 W- 79th street, of his
experience with the United Charities
The story as told by Mead was a
startling evidence of persecution by
the U C and not of chanty.
Sarah A. Brown, district sup't who
had charge of the Mead case, said
that they had had to check every
thing Mead and his wife said.
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Placing boy prisoners on their hon
or out of doors on a farm pays, ac
cording to Dr. Catherine B. Davis,
New York commissioner of correc
tions. She has just paid a visit to the
outdoor reformatory started a- short -while
ago at New Hampton, N. Y. It
is called the municipal farm, x
A large number of boys have been
transferred to this farm fr6m thef
Hart's Island reformatory.

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