Starvation in New-York.
NEW-YORK, Friday, Dec, 31.
To the Editor of the New-York Times:
Your journal of this morning tells us of a woman found dead from starvation, her child with her – the [illegible] starving. On perusing it this question occurred to my mind. Do our charitable societies call or wait to be called? Certainly no deserving, really poor being should STARVE. Starved to death!! Nay. Can it be, in this, aye, in this country – in this City!
We fear that under any circumstances the fearful extremity which so justly arouses our correspondent’s sorrowful indignation, must sometimes occur. There will be cases in which poverty will hide itself and die in dumb despair. But not only our benevolent societies, but our Police, should search the nooks and corners of the City and see that no such fearful spectacle as that of starvation in our midst occurs. The duties of the Police are not so arduous and engrossing as to render this addition to them a serious burden.