C. F. Edinger Will Donate Coal to Poor
Lake Shore News (Wilmette, Illinois), 18 Dec 1914, p. 1
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Fortunately, the number of indigent families in Wilmette is very small, but ther eare a few, who, because of sickness, lack of employment or for other reasons, find themselves facing a long, cold winter with coal bins empty and cupboard bare.
The suffering among the poor during the past week, especially in our large cities, has been greatly alleviated through the efforts of the many charitable organizations. In Evanston these organizations have been particularly active and one of the large coal companies of that city has generously agreed to donate to any deserving needy family, fifty pounds of coal on the condition that they will call at their yards for it.
Nor is the Christmas spirit lacking in Wilmette. The charitable organizations in connection with the ministers of the various denominations are continuously on the lookout for families who are on the verge of [unclear] cold or hunger and it is thought that they will be able to more than once or twice. In addition to this Mr. C. F. Edinger of the firm of Edinger and Speidel has come forward with a magnanimous offer of one hundred pounds of coal free to any needy family in Wilmette or Gross Point. This offer is good for the remainder of the winter and all that is necessary to procure the coal is an order from some minister, priest or any reputable charitable organization in the village. The coal will be delivered in one of the company's wagons upon presentation of such an order. This generous offer made voluntarily by M. Edinger, will undoubtedly be the means of lessening the suffering in this village and will prove a veritable God send to our organized charities.

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Firm of Edinger and Speidel volunteers to give 100 pounds of coal to poor families in the Village of Wilmette. All that is necessary is to obtain the order from reputable source.

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18 Dec 1914
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Edinger, C. F.
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C. F. Edinger Will Donate Coal to Poor