Relief and Family (Reporter October 1875):

St.Pancras, South. Case 3,235. "When this case came under the notice of the Committee, the husband, a shoemaker by trade who had been some time out of work, had left his wife and children, and had not been heard of for some weeks. The family then at home consisted of the mother and eight children, all sleeping in one room. The eldest girl, aged 19, worked during the day at a dressmaker's, and earned 12s a week, which then formed the chief support of the family. She was furnished with a necessary change of clothes, and arrangements were made for her to sleep at her employer's, The third, a girl of 15, in service, had previously returned home at night; she was also provided with what was necessary, and afterwards slept at her employer's. The forth, a girl aged 13, was sent to a Servant Training Home, and then given clothes and provided with a situation. Three younger children were provided with boots and clothing to attend school. Employment for a few hours each day was found for the mother as office cleaner at 10s a week. The husband afterwards obtained work and returned home."

Fulham. "The applicant, a tinker by trade, applied to the Committee of the School Board for the exemption of his son, aged 11, from his attendance at school, in order that he might thus assist his elder brother in hawking salt. By the profit thus gained, the clothing for the younger brother's attendance at school would be provided. Investigation showed, that while the relieving officer and others considered the applicant sober and steady, some who gave him this character considered that he was not a suitable applicant for charity, as he made a good living as a money -lender, and was in the habit of lending to working-men at highrates of interest, Further investigation proved the man to be a drunkardm and quarrelsome."