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CRIME TRUST BARNEY BERTSCHE MAY TALK
Entered as Second-Class Matter April 21, 1914, at the Postoffice at
Chicago, HI., Under the Act of March 3, 1879.
THE DAY BOOK
An Adless Newspaper , Daily Except Sunday
N. D. Cochran,
Editor and Publisher.
500 South Peoria St.
Tel. Monroe 353.
By Mail, Except in
Chicago, $3 a Year.
VOL. 4, NO. 18
Chicago, Saturday, Oct 17, 1914
MANDEL BROTHERS WALLOPED BY
SUPREME COURT DECISION
Supreme Court Upholds City Ordinance Which Con
demned Department Store Sub-Basement De
nounced as Firetrap City to Get Busy
The second basement salesroom of
Mandel Brothers' State street depart
ment store is a firetrap and a danger
to customers using it, in the light of
a decision handed down by the Su
preme Court of Illinois yesterday.
The city ordinance which is being
violated by Mandel Brothers is con
stitutional, according to the court.
The opinion of Judge Caverly of the
Municipal Court that the ordinance
is "unconstitutional" is now in
Leon Hornstein, assistant corpora
tion counsel, who wrote the opinion.
for the city in the case, said today
that he had forwarded notice of the
decision to, the city prosecutor's of
fice. "Action against the Mandel store
will probably be pushed in the Mu
nicipal Court immediately," said
"The violation of law consists in
having a basement salesroom more
than twenty feet below the street
grade. If Judge Caverly's opinion
had been sustained by the Supreme
Court it would have meant serious
developments jiot only downtown but