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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, November 30, 1914, LAST EDITION, Image 12

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are killing English women and chil
dren who never saw a firing line. Al
ready in hungry London the death
rate shows a huge-increase in the
fatality of children's diseases.
In three weeks 72 little ones died
of measles, as against 14 in the same
period last year; 942 of diarrhoea, as
against 566 twelve months ago.
The empire expects all its colonies
to give their last man and their last
shilling, while in the mother country
the queen's sweatshops starve the
women and children behind the firing
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Mike Suda used to have one good
left eye. Today the eye is gone.
It was a good eye, worth a lot of
cash money. Mike wouldn't have
traded his left eye for thousands and
thousands of dollars.
It was in order to hold his job and
do his work right that Mike lost his
eye. But nobody has paid him any
thing for it
Eyes are cheap. If you are a man
ufacturer, you can spoil a man's eye
and for a year and more it won't cost
you a cent except hospital bills.
It was in the Chicago Stove Works,
Blue Island av. and 22d st, that Mike
was working November last year.
They heat iron and pour it like
water at the stove works.
A big lump splattered one day.
And something hot cracked into
Mike's eleft eye. And it stuck there
and sizzled.
Swear words came from his lips,
and he clenched his fists while they
led him outside and on to a hos
pital. He came out of hospital. Couldn't
see good. Couldn't get his old job
His left eye began getting worse.
He went to lawyers to see if there
wasn't some way to collect a little
money from somebody for the time
lost and the damage to his eye. Four I
Jawyexs, one after another, handled!
his case. One lawyer advised him to
settle for $75. Others took his case
and dragged along with it and gave it
up. The four lawyers were J. Augus
tine Bowe, George Roy Stieger, Axel
T. Crissey and John J. Sonsteby.
J. A. Blumingston, lawyer for the
General Accident Insurance Co.,
handled the case for the Chicago
Stove Works. Before the state in
dustrial board, where Suda's present
lawyer, William E. Rodrigruez, now
has the case, Blumingston argued
that a doctor had informed him that
Mike Suda while in hospital had
"placed foreign substances in his eye
to make it worse."
A statement was introduced by Dr.
Richard T. Tivnen, who examined
Suda for the industrial board. "Vision
of the left eye has suffered an impair
ment of 80 per cent," writes the doc
tor. And as Mike can't see anything
with the eye, he believes the doctor is
The case came before the board
again Tuesday. There may be
something paid for the eye. It will
be interesting to see how much one
good left eye of a workingman is
worth under the present workmen's
compensation law.
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"How did Sable come to go into
bankruptcy so soon?"
"The chump! He opened a fur
store on the sunny We ot the street

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