--From present indications the city will have a large number of indigent persons to provide for this winter, and the charitable will be taxed to the full extent of their means to prevent want and suffering among that industrious but unfortunate class who are ever striving but never realizing a livelihood.
Needle women and soldiers' families cannot possibly procure the necessaries of life at the extravagant prices at which food and fuel are now held.
To aid them the City Council must appropriate large sums and divide it judiciously among the needy at their homes.
But there is another class to be cared for. The paupers now kept in shanties near the poor house ought to be made comfortable for the winter.
Can this be done in their present abodes?
We think not. And if nor, cannot the city get possession of its new aims-house and put them in it at once?
The scarcity of buildings for Confederate purposes induced the Council to give the Surgeon General
the use of the aims-house for our wounded soldiers; but since then additional hospitals have been created, and if this building is no longer absolutely necessary for the comfort of the wounded, it ought to be returned to the city for the use of its poor.