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Had been crushed into a pulp at
tHe factory. ; "
"It was bad enough to see him
suffer. But there was " another
fear, too. What. -would the-family
do without the $80 which John
Hobbs made every month? '
But when John was brought
home to his wife with his hand
crushed, his Salary didn't stop.'
There's a law in Wisconsin
against stopping salaries of -workmen
who are hurt. And there 'is
a big commission, known as the
industrial commission, with ajl
the power of the state behind it,
which sees that this law is en
forced. As soon, as John Hobbs was
hurt his employer "sent a report of
the accident to this board. - Im
mediately the board sent , an in
spector to look at the machine on
which John Hobbs' hand was
crushed to learn whether or not
such accidents had been guarded
against. Also, the employer sent
to John Hobbs, every -Saturday
night, a pay check containing $13,
which is the 65 per cent of John
Hobbs' "salary which the law says
an injured man must receive.
John Hobbs didn't die, but if
blood poison had ended hi? life,
his widow, without going to law
or even hiring -a .lavyer, would
have received the $13 a Week until
$3,000-had been paid to her. -
In my article tomorrow I. will
tell oLan interesting experience
tMiss Mary Hobbs had. with a
Wisconsin state law. i
One way to miss Tiuman' sym
pathy is to feel sorry for yourself.
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This is; Mrgt;Rachel Marcus, '
who celebrated her 105th birth
day De"c.t'l"7! She says she will
ask President Taf t todance. with'
her wheh.'h'e'.att'ehds the annual
ball for the Hojn.4of"ithe Daugh
ters of Jacob, atvN'e York, Jan. '
27. ShV says judging 'from his''
picture's, that "Faff is 'not likely tto x
set a'hbt'pace. . " '
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, Wearing.a rabbitVfootis lucky,
for the rabbit. Until somebody r
else begins to .wear it