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where they will be cared for by the given to eighty, of whom sixty-seven officers of the State Board of Chari- had been employed before. ties. There were admitted to Ran- The number of men given work at dall's Island thirty-six infants, the woodyard was forty-eight, twenty-two of whom were under two except eight of whom have previously years of age, while fourteen were been similarly employed. over that age. All of the latter age In the central nursery twentywere sick.

eight different children were cared

for during the week, the average During the week ending October

number of children per day being six

teen. 20, 101 cases were referred to the New York Association for Improving

During the week ending at midthe Condition of the Poor. Of this number, which includes those re

night, October 21, Bellevue Hospital ceived through the joint application

received 459 patients: male adults,

278; female adults, 147; male chilbureau, seventy-six were applications dren, 22; female children, 12. for relief, and twenty-five for investigation. The amount disbursed in groceries was $129.05; in rent paid,

Mr. James H. Post, executor of $40.50; in other relief, $86.87; a total

the will of the late Benjamin H. of $256.42. Besides this 135 gar

Howell, has filed a notice in the Surments were given from the store- rogate's office of Suffolk County aproom; forty-one woodyard tickets pealing from the taxation of the were given to men, and eighteen estate. By his will Mr. Howell gave workroom tickets to women.

to the South Third Street Industrial School $5,000, which is taxed at $250. This amount, it is claimed,

is exempt from the transfer tax. At the Brooklyn Bureau of Charities there were sixty-three new appli

HENRY ARDEN, ants and 140 applicants who had been previously known. The number JAPANESE ART OBJECTS, of single men among the applicants NOVELTIES in Silks For Ladies' USE, at the three offices of the bureau

Silk CREPES AND GRASS LINENS,

Pillow Covers, Erc., was twenty-seven; of single women, eighteen; of married couples, 119;

38 WEST 22D STREET. of widows, forty-six; of widowers, eight, and of deserted wives, eleven. There have been employed, during

GENERAL EMPLOYMENT the week in the laundries of the

AND INFORMATION bureau, eighty-four women, five of

246 Fifth Avenue

Miss Wild will supply the best of servants only; give whom were given were given such employ

employing her personal attention to the investigation of reiment for the first time. In the work. erences: housekeepers, governesses ; shoppers and

chaperons also supplied ; houses opened and closed. rooms for women, employment was autumn and spring.

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Office of

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 Buildiog
EUGENE SONDHEIM,

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

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

Vol. V.

NOVEMBER 3, 1900.

No. 23

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CONTENTS.

plicates things from a charity organ

ization point of view. By asking A Letter from Canada ....

the reference to the office of all Cautionary List No. 121. .....

applicants for relief, coupled with WITTICISMS AT THE EXPENSE OF THE POOR 8 the absence of public indoor relief, The Association of Organized Work with

you are immediately compelled to Boys....

temporarily retire the basic charity

organization principle of confining Meeting of the Tenement-House Commis

the definite work of the society to sion at Buffalo......

the helpable. You become in a THE WORK-Together Club...

measure responsible for those who REPORT OF THE HOSPITAL EXAMINERS OF

are past hope, who should be public THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC CHARITIES 13

charges, who should be in the almsThe Week Ending October 27....... house. If you can secure admission

for them into one of the private A LETTER FROM CANADA.

homes, well and good; but you must

be prepared for delay, if not for We print below some interesting positive failure. And yet to ask for extracts from a private letter from temporary relief for these helpless Mr. Francis H. McLean who has

ones, temporary relief which may

have to be extended over some recently become general secretary of the Charity Organization Society of period, is simply to fritter away the

charitable resources of the comMontreal :

munity which are already somewhat Coming here in the summer taxed. It is for that reason that we: months has enabled me to obtain a are going to have much difficulty ini rather good knowledge of the local lessening house to house begging, difficulties before the winter rush, which is apparently a very great and they are certainly rather in- evil. In fact, begging is recognized teresting difficulties. Imagine a city as a legitimate profession by the city where there is no public relief — government, licenses being given by either indoor or outdoor, not the the mayor or one of the recorders. sign or ray of an almshouse even. You see it has all grown out of Private homes for the old, etc., of the neglect of the municipality to course there are, but it does not assume as a whole the burden, which necessarily follow that because a per- is justly a public one, of caring for son should receive nothing but in the helpless and hopeless. In lieu door relief that one of these places of doing its duty it has shifted the will receive him. And certainly burden upon the charitably disposed you must count on delays which portion of the community. The you would not have to encounter granting of licenses to beg is a with a public department of chari. cheaper process for the city than the ties. You at once see how this com- maintenance of public institutions.

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Kindling Wood
For Sale.

Customers of the Charity Organization Society's Woodyard

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

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

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

F. L. HEBBERD,

Superintende

516 West 28th 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.

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