"It makes no difference what New
York allows, for New York Is still in
-the dark ages so far -as ventilation Is
concerned. Chicago is setting the
Standards for the country in matters
,of this sort and is doing, it success
fully. We don't hejieve you ought to
sell goods thirty feet undergrpund
if you can get away from it Every
time you cut down the number of
employes working under such condi
Jtens you are bringing about a pub
in Aid. Pretzel, although averse to
discussing the proposed ordinance,
expressed the opinion that in case of
fljs the people in the sub-basement
owould be drowned like "rats in a
."Aid. Ray, Att'y Tolman, Kelly and
myself made a trip of inspection
through Mandel's yesterday," said
Braize! to a reporter for The Day
Bpdk. "The ventilation system in the
basement would be good if the store
kept it going all the time. At the
time of our visit last night the air
in the sub-basement was much cool
erand cleaner than that on the first
. "The store has practically elimin
aJLed. the danger of suffocation or of
fire by automatic (Sprinklers, I be
lieve. But another danger, even
greater, remains. In the case of a
fife on one of the upper floors the
automatic sprinklers would be turned
on, throwing off an enormous quan
tity of water In a very short time.
This water would rush to the base
ment and as there is no drainage pro
vided for that emergency the occu
pants would be drowned like rats in
$ rap. If an alarm system can be
J-pupd which will eliminate this mat
t&& would be slightly improved."
Health Commissioner Young has
announced he would go on the floor
of the city council if necessary to
fight the ordinance. It is understood
that if the State street stores succeed
in putting over the ordinance that
s.abbasementstwill become quite pop
ular in the department stores.
"BATH TUB PARTIES CAUSE
Joliet, III., Feb. 10. Bathtub par
ties and "rapture party' in Cleve
land, which Marvin Beadle says were
detailed in letters he found In his
wife's trunk, caused him to sue for
divorce today. Beadle'says he found
the letters tied with lavender ribbon.
The Beadles have two children.
BIG GAIN I.tt U. S. EXPORTS
Washington, Feb. 10. Phenom
enal gains in Uncle Sam's export
trade, especially commercial auto
mobiles, cotton knit goods, woolen
clothing and shoes, during December,
were announced by the commerce
Automobiles Worth $3,5O0;O0 were
shipped to France and England.
Prance bought 74,000,000 pounds of
sugar. Europe took 3,775,000 pounds
SUES CARSON, PIRIE, SCOTTE
An elevator accident in Carson,
Parie, Scott's one year ago led to the
filing of a suit for $10,000 against the
store in the Superior court today.
The suit was filed by Gabriel J.
Norden; attorney for Harriet Brod
hay. Mrs. Brodhay, who is an elder
ly woman, was badly injured when
she was jammed in ah elevator door.
Through this accident, she says, she
has been rendered an invalid.
GRAB BIG LOOT IN RAID
A raid on an expensively furnished
apartment at 205 E. 42d at yesterday
by federal agents brought to light
$1,000 worth f furs, a large quan
tity of opium, several pipes, two mea
and a woman. The woman was left
in the fiat. The men were taken be
fore TJ. S. Commissioner Mason, who
held them in bonds of $10,000 eseh.
They gave the names of Jamee Sal
mon and Chas. F. Kirk, The woauta
is Mrs. Kirk. The officials have a
hunch the furs are part of a $20,000
robbery committed in Winnipeg.
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