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K D. COCHRAN
EDITOR AND PUBLISHER,
650 80. PHOUIA ST. CHICAGO, IIX.
Circulation, Hwum 3828
SUBSCRIPTION By Carrier In Chicago.
30 cent a Month. By Mall, United
States and Canada. JS.06 a Tear.
Entered as aecond-daaa matter April
21 1914. at the postofflce at Chicago,
111, under the Act of March J, 1879.
HOW IT WORKS. Ohio has a
compulsory employe's insurance law.
Not long ago a driver for a Cincin
nati brewery, during high water, was
told by a saloonkeeper to deliver a
keg of beer by rolling it into the back
yard instead of putting it into the
cellar. He reached his hand through
a hole in the gate to unhook the
latch and a bulldog grabbed his hand.
The industrial commission of Ohio
has just decided that since the wbrl
man vas injured in the course of em
ployment he is entitled to compensa
tion for his injuries.
Before he former workmen's com
pensation, act was in force Miller
could have sued the saloonkeeper and
the saloonkeeper would have said,
"Miller assumed the risk." Under the
later workman compensation act
Miller could not have recovered from
his employer, the brewery, because
his employer had not been negligent
If he was successful in either suit his
lawyers -would have paid the expens
es of the trial first and then taken out
their half of the verdict. Under the
state insurance plan, Miller, who was
really hurt, gets full compensation
and the lawyers get nothing.
DISCRIMINATION, ALL RIGHT.
There is a new drastic jitney ordi
nance in Houston, where a Boston
corporation owns the street car lines
and other things?
But it has had a most unexpected
result The aforesaid ordinance de
mands a nice, leather-cushioned,
comfortable seat for every jitney rid--er.
Now a lot of street car patrons
of Houston propose to attack the or
dinance on the grounds that it is an
unjust discrimination. They want a
guarantee of a seat just as; comforta
ble in the street cars'for their jit.
Some boomerang, THAT ordinance!
BEATS THE ELEMENTS The
compilations of, vessels lost at sea
during the first three ihonths of this
year by Lloyds' Register Jias been is
sued. It shows that of a total tonnage oft
323,694 lost, 200,800 was sunk by
warships or mines. For destructive
ness the elements take second place
to man for the first time in the his
tory of the world covering a like
Pshaw! Now we must, .wart until
CoL Roosevelt decides when the time
for peace arrives. ,
Odd, is it not, that some of these
enterprising newspapers have not
employed Old Doc Cook to report the
The boy who believes he cannot lift
himself by the hoot straps without
trying it seldom lifts himself in any
Dr. Lyman Abbott saysjit is easier
for a man to get rid of his wife than
it is of his cook; but who wants to get
rid of his cook?
They still claim there is nothing in
a name, but you will note that Ed
Holler turned state's evidence and
convicted all those Terre Haute vote
The sorest fellow we know is one
who ordered an automobile in Janu
ary, paid personal property taxes on
it settled his wheel tax, and up to
date has secured an absolute promise
that it may be delivered inside of
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