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YOUNQ GIRL SUES- WESTERN
ELECTRIC CO. FOR $50,000
A story-of a girl's mistreatment in
the hands of a large corporation will
come out at the trial of the damage
suit of Miss Pearl Waggoner against
the Western Electric Co.
Miss Wagoner is suing for $50,000,
charging loss of an eye and false im
prisonment by the company.
On July 22, 1912, while working for
the corporation at a wage of $5.95 per
week, she was pulling some wires
from a box high above her head when
the hinges holding the box broke and
it crashed into her face. Four small
wires were thrust into her left eye.
According to the bill, the girl in
intense pain ran to the restroom in
hope of finding a matron Not find
ing one she, half blinded, wandered
about the buildings of the corporation
until she found what was called a
There was no doctor or nuxse in
this corporation hospital, the girl
says, so she had to submit to the
treatment of an assistant nurse who
managed to extract one wire from the
Desiring the services of a doctor,
the girl fiurried to her foreman and
asked for a pass to get through the
great walls of the company's plant.
This was refused at ten o'clock, she
says, and from ten until twelve the
girl, blinded by the three wires thrust
in her eye, was forced to remain in
the building. When the whistle blew
at twelve the gates were thrown open
and the girl was allowed to get out
and hunt for a physician.
ItAvas one o'clock when Miss Wag
goner got treatment, suffering three
hours in agony before the wires were,
She has lost the sight of one eye
and, according to her doctors, will
soon be unable to see with the other.
THEY ARE IN AGAIN
The Committee of Fifteen issued
another report yesterday. These be
ing the days of vice, the committee
has to join the circus. Sam Thrasher,
superintendent, dusted up his old list
of disorderly places and the property
owners and passed copies of it around
to the papers today.
Very few of the houses the com
mittee chose to mention are owned
by the influential men.
"GREY GHOST" SYSTEM MAY BE
EXPOSED BY OSSOSKI
Sidney Ossoski, former superin
tendent of claims of the Chicago sur
face lines, who has been bouncqd and
accused of being connected with a
graft of $117,000, may expose the en
tire system with which the street car
company deals with their accident
Today James Condon visited
State's Att'y Hoyne, who has -begun
an investigation. Condon told Hoyne
that Ossoski would resist the efforts
of the street car companies to the
last point. It became known that Os
siski contemplates opening up on the
entire grey ghost kidnaping scheme
and the way of settling damage cases.
Leonard Busby, president of the
lines, charges that Ossoski and E. C.
Hagerman, auditor, have defrauded
the company out of $117,000 by
means of fictitious claims.
Ossoski makes a general denial of
the charge. His friends claim that
Ossoski after building up a system of
getting away with damage cases,
which brought the company into dis
repute although it was a money
saver, is now being kicked out.
It Is freely admitted that should
Ossoski start talking he might spill
some mighty interesting things. It
also developed that Ossoski owns the
controlling interest in the Sheridan
Park Hospital, to which victims of
street car accidents, would be spirited
by the grey ghost autos.
THE REAL CULPRIT
Visitor How does the land lie out
Native It isn't 'the land it's the
real estate agent.
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