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Office of
GENERAL EMPLOYMENT
AND INFORMATION

246 Filth Avenue
Miss Wild will supply the best of servants only; giv-
ing her personal attention to the investigation of ref-
erences: housekeepers, governesses; shoppers and
chaperons also supplied ; houses opened and closed,
autumn and spring.

A LARGE HOUSE suitable as it stands for a

SETTLEMENT
is for sale or to rent; or as a

HOSPITAL.
Illustrated booklet showing this mailed upon request.
Also as a

MISSION HOUSE or
LODGING HOUSE

for men or women, or

KINDERGARTEN.
Concise, illustrated description upon request.
Address
J. EDGAR LEACRAFT,

1507 Broadway.

New York Medical College and Hospital for Women,

19 WEST 10lst STREET, Between Central Park West and Manhattan Avenue,

MAINTAINS : (1.)--The only college in the State exclusively for the education of women in medicine. Dr. M. BELLE BROWN, Dean.

(2.)-- A hospital (medical and surgical) for women and children. Patients charged according to ability to pay, or free if necessary; supported by board of patients and voluntary contributions.

(3.)- Dispensary for women and children; open from 9 a. m. to 5 p. m. Women physicians' only in attendance,

(4.)-Obstetrical out department; staff of 20 women physicians attend the needy poor women in their own homes during confinement. Cards for free attendance may be obtained from the resident physician.

Mary Knox Robinson, President.

HENRY ARDEN,

JAPANESE ART OBJECTS, NOVELTIES IN SILKS FOR LADIES' USE, Silk CREPES AND GRASS LINENS,

Pillow Covers, Erc.,

38 WEST 22D STREET.

ADVERTISEMENTS
FOR THE ELEVENTH EDITION
OF THE

New York Charities Directory

which will be published in November, received at the following rates : ONE PAGE

$35.00 ONE-HALF PAGE

20.00 ONE-QUARTER PAGE

12.50 This volume is in constant use by charitable societies and individuals who are desirous of helping others in the best way. Special terms are made to Charitable Institutions.

Published by
THE CHARITY ORGANIZATION SOCIETY

of the City of New York UNITED CHARITIES BUILDING

105 EAST 220 STREET

DONATIONS OF
OLD CLOTHES, NEW UNDERWEAR,
AND RAGS TO BE WASHED AND DYED FOR
RUGS AND CARPETS

are desired by

The Workrooms

for Unskilled Women

of the

CHARITY ORGANIZATION

SOCIETY
516 West 28th Street,

old garments and rags are used to supply work for those who would otherwise need relief, and the work is made a means of training for self-support.

The Charity Organization Society will send for packages. Address, 105 East 22d Street Telephone, 380 38th Street,

LUT

AUNDRY.....

OF THE

Charity Organization
Society,

FORMERLY

THE PARK AVENUE
LAUNDRY

NO. 516 WEST 28TH STREET.

Orders for Family Washing are received by Telephone, by mail, or by personal call at the Laundry, at the Central Office, 105 East 22d St., or at any District Office of the Society. Prices are reasonable. The work is utilized, under competent supervision, to train women to become expert laundresses, and 10 provide employment where relief would otherwise be needed.

C. O. S. LAUNDRY,

516 WEST 28TH STREET.

ADDRESS

TELEPHONE: 804 18TH STREET.

Kindling Wood
For Sale.

Customers of the Charity Organization Society's Woodyard

are requested to order their supply of Wood if possible at the present time. The Yard is overstocked, thus limiting the opportunity to give employment, at a time when there is much greater need for it than during the earlier summer months.

The Wood is hand-cut and is sold at regular market prices. Satisfaction is guaranteed.

Order by telephone, 804 18th Street, or by mail, 516 West 28th Street, or by call at Central Office of the Society, 105 East 22d Street. New Patronage is solicited.

F. L. HEBBERD,

Superintendent,

516 West 28th Street. ALFRED R. WOLFF, Chairman, CORNELIUS N. BLISS, Jr., JOHNSTON DE FOREST, Secretary, HENRY S. JOHNSTON,

Committee on DWIGHT W. MORROW,

Industrial Building
EUGENE SONDHEIM,

and Woodyard.
L. H. WOOD,
CLARENCE S. DAY, Jr.,
LOCKWOOD DE FOREST, Treas.

The Official Organ of the Charity Organisation Society of the City of New York.

Vol. V.

OCTOBER 6, 1900.

No. 19.

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records have not been as perfect as

could be desired and some serious The Juvenile Court of Chicago...

mistakes have occurred. These faults Estimates of the Department of Charities

have been recognized and are being for 1901... Work for Women....

corrected.

From the first annual report of Dispensaries for the Poor versus a Hospital for Consumptives...

the chief probation officer, Mr. T. D. S. A. KNOPF, M. D.

Hurley, dated June 30, 19ɔɔ, but not A Rejoinder.....

yet in print, we learn that there are six Rev. David H. GREER, D. D.

probation officers at the call of the The State Conference......

court, who are paid from private The Week Ending September 29..

funds. One colored woman takes

the cases of the colored children, and THE JUVENILE COURT OF CHICAGO. handles them weil too. In addition

to these, twenty-one truant officers When venerable Judge Murray F. of the Board of Education have been Tuley, after serving for a week as commissioned, though they handle supply judge in the court, said: only cases involving truancy.

Six"This is the greatest law ever teen police officers from the various enacted by the state of Illinois,” he precincts also act, while thirty-six but voiced the opinion of those who other persons have been chosen for are interested in the working of the individual cases. Besides these fourcourt. Many who were hostile a teen agents of various societies have year ago are friendly now.

With no

assisted in the work. exception the various judges of the The efficiency of these officers has Circuit Court who have been called naturally varied. How efficient any. to act as judge in the absence of the one could be with 205 boys paroled regular judge have become its advo. to him—as is the case in one incates.

stance--may be imagined. Monthly This general satisfaction does not reports of each paroled child are now mean that there are no criticisms required. Of 1,095 children paroled and no possible improvements. The during the year only 203 have been court has been overworked. It has returned to the court, and of 256 been conducted much more inform- boys released from the John Worthy ally than the typical court, some- School, but thirty-three have been times too informally perhaps. The remanded.

remanded. The city is divided into eleven parole districts, and Mr. Mr. Hurley says that delinquency Hurley desires as soon as possible among the children nearly always to have a head officer for each of begins with truancy. In this matter these who shall be responsible for of truancy the court cooperating the work in his district. It is hoped with the compulsory education de. that the coming session of the legis- partinent of the board of education, lature will make appropriations for has brought about some good results the probation officers who now re- which will be strengthened when the ceive no compensation from the parental school is opened. He also public and in many cases pay their complains of the junk dealers who own expenses.

It is likewise hoped entice the boys to steal lead, brass, that when this appropriation is made etc., and speaks in strong language the politicians may not get control of the effect of the practice of sendof it.

ing children into saloons, etc., to One defect in the law was soon sell flowers, gum and papers. discovered. At first some eighteen Mr. W. O. La Monte in a paper boys were sent to the State Reform- read before a recent ineeting of the atory at Pontiac under a clause in Cook County Child-Saving Consection 9 of the law. The courts ference urged several changes in the have held however that this institu- law as it now stands. tion is in effect a prison and re

1. Strike out the clause authorizquires an indictment by grand jury. ing the court to commit the Pontiac As a result lawyers soon managed to Reformatory. get sixtcen of these boys released. 2. Give the court power to compel Cases fit for this institution are now held directly to the grand jury and

parents to support, to the extent of the obnoxious clause will probably

their ability, their children who may be stricken out this winter. Thirty

be sent to industrial schools or seven were thus held to the grand boarded out, etc. jury:

3. Make more specific the duties The children before the court last

and powers of probation officers. year may be classified as follows. Dependent children:

4. Make clearer provision for the Boys, under 6 years of age, 86

treatment of the societies receiving 7-10 incl., 189

children from the court. 11-16

170 445 Girls, under 6

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the county hospital, the state school 810

for the deaf and dumb, feeble. Delinquent childrer :

minded, etc. Boys, under 10 years of age, 56 incl, 441

One excellent feature of the chil. 13-16

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dren's law is the provision enabling societies duly accredited to receive

children directly froin the courts and Making a total of 2,260 children. also expressly providing that legal

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