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of booze by the department stores. PULLMAN CO. FIGHTS TO SAVE
Figures are being prepard to show
x that the sale of booze in the depart
ment stores has increased 80 per
cent since the Sunday - closing law
went into effect. One of the officials
of the Liquor Dealers' ass'n said:
"The department stores are the
biggest peddlers of booze in the city.
The don't pay a saloon license fee
and they buy in large quantities.
Consequently, they cut whisky and
bottled beer down to bargain prices'
that the saloons can't compete with.
There are mdre Sunday jags caused
by the State street department stores
than all the saloons of Chicago put
together ever caused. If you want
to get an idea just how dry Chicago
is on Sunday just take a look at a
crowd of bargain hunters around
the booze counters in the loop and
outlying department stores."
The Liquor Dealers' Protective
ass'n has sent letters to Illinois con
gressmen and senators protesting
against the sale of beer, wines and
liauor from wagons. The internal
revenue laws demand that all intox
icating liquors must be sold, at the
location named in the government
license and stamp.
The contention of the liquor deal
ers is that the brewers and distillers
send out wagons as veritable "blind
pigs," to make sales wherever they
can. They also say they have made
complaint to the internal revenue
dep't in Chicago, but no action was
taken. The latter was signed by
Fred Rohde, pres., and R. J. Kissane,
sec'y, of the Lisuor Dealers' Protec
In their charges against the inter
nal revenue dep't they say that the
"internal revenue head and his force
is still protecting the rights of the
distillers with much zeal, to the neg
lect of the saloonkeepers."
Julius F. Smietanka is internal
revenue collector in Chicago.
o o .
Albert Vebes, 2835 W. Division,
. '. bed of $204 by three men.
The city administration found a
new obstacle in the way of its plan
to make a "goat" of Capt. Thomas
F. Cronin of the Kensington district
in the slot machine case. The ob
stacle is the Pullman Co. Capt. Cro
nin earned the gratitude of the Pull
man Co. by his activity in crushing
union labor men in the great Pull
When Cronin's trial opened before
the civil service board this morning
he was represented by ex-Judge Fred
Fake. A number of Pullman officials
were on hand to give their moral sup
port to their strikebreaking friend. It
is commonly reported that they
hired Fake to defend Cronin.
The routine of the trial was about
the same as that of Capt. Caughlin's
trial yesetrday. Shelby M. Single
ton, head of the Citizen's ass'n, tes
tified concerning reports made to him .
by his investigators of the existence
of slot machines of the gambling
type in Cronin's district. Investiga
tors Thoney and Fullerton testified
to playing the machines and a ma
chine was introduced into eviden'cef
Att'y Fake intimated that he would
"protest against the rights of the
civil service board to try his client
Just Avhat-grounds he would base this
argument cm was not made known.
Many Pullman officials and -business
men of Kensington were ready to
take the stand to testify for Cronin, ,
but their appearance was postponed. '
NEW YORK BABY DEATH RATE
LOWEST IN YEARS
New York, Aug: 23. Fewer babies
have died in New York city .this year
than in preceding years, despite the '
infantile paralysis epidemic which
claimed" more than 1,600 babies. ,
Health authorities said decrease
undoubtedly was due to fact that
the mothers took better care of
children and kept homes cleaner,
fearing paralysis attacks.