Search America's historic newspaper pages from 1789-1924 or use the U.S. Newspaper Directory to find information about American newspapers published between 1690-present. Chronicling America is sponsored jointly by the
National Endowment for the Humanities and the Library of Congress. external link Learn more
Image provided by: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library, Urbana, IL
Newspaper Page Text
HEALTH AND FACTORY DEPARTMENTS
TO GET AFTER CLOTHING BOSSES?
THE DAY BOOK
AnAdless Newspaper, Daily Except-Sunday
VOL5.NO. 20 Chicago, Wednesday, October 20, 1915
FALL IN MARSHALL
FIELD STORE FATAL
Margaret Laax Tripped on Vacuum Cleaner Hose
There's Crepe on Her Folks' Door Had Plugged
Thirteen Years for $8.50 a Week.
Margaret Laux worked silently over
a basket of linen last Wednesday in
Marshall Field's elegant tea room,
just as she had worked there 'for thir
She hurried. For each day must be
a busy day to bring the slim pay en
velope every week. And this enve
lope, after thirteen years of slaving
for Marshall Field's contained just
Perhaps Margaret was thinking of
the 37 years that had passed and of
the meager $8.50 which she could ex
pect at; the.week'sea.d,.for.whea she
turned from the linen basket with a
handful of aprons she stumbled over
a vacuum cleaner hose which lay
across the floor by her side.
She screamed. Then she tried to
get up and found she could not.
"I can't get up," she sobbed to
Walter Peterson, a boy who sprang to
her aid. "I'm afraid it's broken."
They carried her from the store to
the Provident hospital, where her
right leg was cut open and the bones
fastened together with a silver plate.
But thirteen years' work in the
stores of Marshall Field & Go; and five