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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, November 12, 1915, LAST EDITION, Image 12

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tiana by InlocMng out Eddie Mc
Goorty and followed with a victory
over Jimmy Clabby.
First Darcy was heard of as a light
weight. In a short time he was a
middleweight. He is growing so rap
idly it is said his careerjn the middle
division, although short, is about at
an end. According to reports he can
no longer make the middleweight
limit and retain all his steam.
Darcy is only 19 and it is hard to
tell where he will stop in the matter
of weight It is predicted that he will
be a heavyweight even before fans
of the United tSates get a chance to
see him perform.
There is no heavyweight in sight
right now who seems to have a
chance to beat Jess Willard. But
Darcy, at the gait he is going in the
ring and the rate he is growing, looks
like the fellow who, before much time
has passed, will be a real match for
the preesnt champion.
At Douglas Park auditorium, under
the auspices of the Young Men's
Hebrew ass'n, Champion Wrestler
Ben Reuben went on the mat with
S. Varon in an exhibition bout Max
Ganz and Cooper, also put on a mat
bout of 15 minutes.
Washington, Nov. 1Z The factory
fire in New York where a dozen em
ployes were burned to death Is given
a national significance by Frank P.
Walsh, chairman of the industrial re
lations committee, who was asked
what he thought about the fire.
"The base of such crimes," said
Mr. Walsh, "is economic. The em
ployer gets a faulty building cheaper
than a good one and the workers
must pay the awful toll In death and
suffering. Greed is at the bottom of
it, of course.
"The inquiries of the commission
ers of industrial relations showed be
yond dispute that approximately 35,
000 lives are lost in American indus
try every year and that 700,000 work
ers are seriously injured who do not
immediately die. Among these 700,
000 are the armless, the legless, the
blind and those suffering from in
juries which mean a lingering death.
Researches of the government defin
itely show that the accidents which
bring about this dreadful loss of life
and limb, with the pain and misery
incident to it, are what are termed
preventable accidents; that is, acci
dents which would not occur were
the ordinary comon precautions for
safety taken.
"These preventable accidents
should be treated as all other crimes
against the person. We hear much
of violence in industry, especially in
labor disputes; such crimes merit and
receive the condemnation of all good
people, in and out of industry, but
such crimes on the part of labor ha've
been negligible when compared with
the men, women and children that
have been chopped up, burned and
smothered in the ghastly incidents
such as this at Williamsburg, New
"The conscience of the nation was
shocked three years ago with the
story of the explosion in the building
of the Los Angeles Times. Two men
are undergoing imprisonment in the
California penitentiary under a plea
of guilty of the offense. The ques
tion flashed through my mind as I
stood on the charred embers of this
factory that unless proper punish
ment be meted out, not to the unfor
tunate individuals accused in this
case particularly, but to all greedy
employers of the country who profit
by the death and suffering, that In de
cency and good conscience the Mc
Namaras should be liberated."
o o
Many men who call "a spade a
spade," can add a heap-of cuss words
when fooling with the other garden
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Hudson Maxim, the inventor, has
an artificial left arm. He lost his
rm experimenting with explosives.

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