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CHARITIES

A WEEKLY REVIEW OF LOCAL AND GENERAL PHILANTHROPY

WITH INDEX

NEW YORK

THE CHARITY ORGANIZATION SOCIETY

105 EAST 220 STREET

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CHARITIES

A WEEKLY REVIEW OF LOCAL AND GENERAL PHILANTHROPY Published Every Saturday

Two Dollars a Year

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The editors of CHARITIES committees (Dependent Children, Duelcome are occasionally warned Summer School of Philanthrophy,

not to be too metro- and Board of Publication of Charpolitan in their point of view. Hav- ities) as Commissioner of Public ing duly observed these warnings, Charities; and five members of its and given less attention to the munic- Tenement-house Committee, besides ipal affairs of our largest American its chairman and secretary, to varicommunity than might have been ous other official positions, including justified, it is a little disconcerting, that of city chamberlain and secrewhen the editors go upon their oc- tary to the mayor. casional little journeys abroad to In a few instances the city's gain find that the very occurrences which involves corresponding loss to the Sothey have compressed into limited ciety as the new duties preclude the space to secure a due scheme of pro- performance of the old. In so far portion, have been followed with the as this is true, we bid our colleagues most eager interest in other parts of Godspeed in their new career of the country. May this be our excuse usefulness and address ourselves for recording a certain sense of re- resolutely to the discovery and trainsponsibility on our part for the new ing of new workers to take their administration in New York City, places. whose opening coincides with the "Organized charity," sneered a new volume of CHARITIES and the cart-tail speaker in a political camnew year. To this new administra- paign “think of organized love." tion the Charity Organization So- We also ask our readers to reflect ciety contributes a vice-president as on that inspiring topic. Organized mayor—one whose services to or- love, with the support of organized ganized charity have been by no labor, organized business experience, means merely perfunctory and orna- and organized professional service mental; its president as Tenement has framed and put through the house Commissioner—possibly the Legislature a tenement-house law most critical and influential post in that for the first time will make new the municipal service so far as the tenements fit to live in, and will welfare of the tenement-house popu- make over the worst of the old and lation is concerned; an assistant unfit. Organized love has this secretary as Deputy Tenement-house week produced from the ranks of Commissioner; an active worker on its volunteer workers the head of three of the Society's most important the Department of Tenement-houses

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