Eugene Suggs April 2, 1893
CITY HALL. - V" "" - :'. - .'" . - - 'A Savd Caae.'; - : - . A particularly sad case was presented to Mayor Fltzpa trick yesterday. A boy named Eugene Suggs, 15 years of age, presented himself - at the parlor and asked to be sent to his home in Aber deen, Miss. The lad said he came to this city with his widowed mother a year ago. - They secured a home and employ ment on the Bowman plantation, on the river, above the city, and all went well until Sunday " morning last, when the mother, who had been ill for some days previous, died. , A colored man, coming to the city with a load of produce, gave the boy a lift, and, upon his arrival, he sought, shelter In the Illinois Central passenger station, where he spent most of the time up to yesterday. Several persons, who reside in the vicinity of the depot, supplied the boy with food, and yesterday a policeman, before whom he laid his case, referred him to . the mayor, who would probably arrange for his return to Aberdeen. - Special Officer Charles usher was de tailed to take the boy to Rev. Dr. Clay, of the Society for the' Prevention of Cruelty to Children, to whom the mayor referred" the case. Dr. Clay asked the boy whether he desired desired desired - to be sent to Aberdeen or whether he would remain here if a good home could be found for him. The lad said he was perfectly willing to remain in the city If he could be E laced. The doctor took the address of Is relatives a sister, brother - in - law and three brothers who reside in Aberdeen and said he would communicate with them. He promised to try to find the boy a home In the city, and. In the meanwhile. meanwhile. Officer Usher promised to care for him. The boy's general SDDearance Indi cated great poverty, and after leaving Dr. Clay's office Officer Usher took his charge lo a clothing store and bad him fitted out from top to toe. The boy has never been to school or to church. ,He will be taken to the Easter service to - day and to - morrow morning. Officer Usher says, will be enrolled as a pupil of the public schools.