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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, August 17, 1915, LAST EDITION, Image 11

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to the inmates come in? The only
charity is getting the institution law
yer, as he is not needed by- the in-J
mates, as there is a court of domestic
relations, where they don't need to
hire a lawyer of their own.
4 Working people's wives very
rarely have a chance in maternity
cases to stay in bed over a week.
They have to work if they stay at
home. If they go to the County hos
pital they are allowed to stay in bed
while they are not able to move. The
rest of the time they have to work.
In Beulah Home they also have to
work, probably four weeks, at least,
out of the six.
Margaret paid $100, or $16.66 a
week, and had to work at that
I have nothing against the Beulah
Home particularly, neither had I
heard of it before. But I am opposed
tc charitable institutions of this or
any other kind, as any woman has
the right to be a mother and has the
right to bring her child into the world
without any humiliation in the way
of accepting any charity. If she is
denied this right it is the fault of the
present society, based upon the sys
tem of production for profit, under
which only the ladies of the privileged
class don't need to worry about
where to lay their heads when they
feel like becoming mothers.
The present system is also respon
sible for the fathers not being 'able
to marry their children's mothers,
but rather leave them in the care of
charitable institutions, "
Charitable institutions are the
means of prolonging this state of af
fairs, even if they are real charitable
institutions, that is, free to the needy.
Therefore charity stands in the way
of real progress of mankind, as it is
supported by the ruling class; there
fore the chapels and gospels of the
ruling class always accompany char
ity and try to smooth down the gap
between the two classes of present
society, producing and parasite.
Where a charitale institutions is
supported by the needy hemselves,
as the Beulah Home, there is no char
ity, but hypocrisy.
And Mr. and Mrs. Richards should
know by this time that their institu
tion has failed as a charitabl one, and
if they still believe in charity they be
lieve in the present state of society
and capitalistic production, therefore
they are not worthy of being defend
ed on class principle-by a working
It is excusable, though, to defend,
as Jessie Hague does, Mr. and Mrs.
Richards on sentimental principles.
P. R., 1357 Cleveland Av.
Jas. D. David, attorney, made a
statement saying to prosecute the
case of David Griffith, 17, who died
of lockjaw, having no medical treat
ment. I would like to state here that
my father died of lockjaw under the
care of two physicians and a nurse
and they could not. save him.
So why should we prosecute Chris
tian Scientists when physicians lose
kcases, too?
Scientists do not forbid you hav
ing a doctor if you want it. But most
of the cases that come to Christian
Science are those that have first tried
medical treatment and, that failing,
they then turned to Christian Science
and have received help.
I have nothing against doctors per
sonally, for I thing whoever wants a
doctor should have one. But I do
think it would be wrong to prosecute
Christian Scientists unless we prose
cute all doctors who lose cases. I am
not a Christian Scientist, but have
been made a well woman through
Christian Science healing. Mrs. W.
Wilcox, 604 W. 61st
SOUR? Why does the milk turn
sour in a thunder storm? I would be
glad if you would give me some in
formation about it N"rs. J. H. T.
Even though your milk does turn
sour when it thunders, don't blame
the thunder. It really has nothing tq
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