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title: 'The Day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, December 26, 1912, Image 1',
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NOBODY ANYWHERE HAS MONEY ENOUGH TQ
GET AN AD. IN THIS NEWSPAPER
THE DAY BOOK
500 SO. PEORIA ST
TEL. MONROE 353
VqL.2,NQ.75 Chicago, Thursday, Dec. 26, 1912 ONE CENT
SIEGEL, COOPER & CO.'S DEPARTMENT STORE
HAS CONTRACT WITH UNDERTAKER
Day Book Uncovers This Gruesome Fact As Officials
Fail to Investigate Saturday's Accident Has
the Store a Private Cemetery, Too.
Boydston Bros., undertakers,
4227 Cottage Grove avenue, have
a contract with Siegel, Cooper &
Co., department store owner
What does a big department
store, "where .accidents are al
ways happening" but are never
reported,, need a contract with an
Haw has Siegel, Cooper & Co.
managed to seal the lips of all
those who knew of the big ele
vator accidejnt there last, Satur
day af tern oon?
Why is no thorough official ia
vestigation being made of the big
elevaior accident in Siegel, Coop
er & Co.'s store last Saturday be
J. H. Ba'sch, general manager
of the Siegel-Cooper store, first
adrftltted there was an apcidenf,
and then-denied it to the police.
Basch's denial and -not his ad
mission is being taken by theof-
ficials wh6se duty it is to investi
gate the accident.
Is this right in view of the fact
that Siegel, Cooper & Co. have a.
contract with an undertaker?
Have not the people a right to
a full inquiry into an accident in
a department store which has a
contract with an undqrtaker?
The Day Book uncovered the
fact of the Siegel-Cooper con
tract with Undertaker Boydston.
It has not yet uncovered any rea
son, for that contract.
But there must be a reason, and
a good reason. The finances of
big" department stores are well
managed, well looked after.
Big department stores do not
make contracts with anyone un
less there is good reason for such
What is the truth underlying
Siegel, Cooper & Co.'s contract
with an undertaker?
The officials of Siegel, Cooper
& Co. still refuse to disgorge the.