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alh during tho day until about an
hour before husband's return when there is business of eating cloves or rmions or chewing gum and the habitues of questionable flats can have their alcoholic wants easily filled at the department store sa 'oons There is comparative safety from oemg found out while buying booze it a department store counter The department stores, since the police are keeping a closer watch on liquor sales in the Wilson av and Hjde Park districts have gotten a greatly increased v olume of women's liquor trade Up on Broadway It used to be possible for a woman to slip over to the corner drug store and get a pint of 100-proof booze when ever she felt like having a "jolt" or had some callers for whom she want ed to mix up a nice toddv But the police reminded the druggists that they were not running under saloon licenses, so most of this feminine booze trade has gone to the depart ment stores, it is said A judicious use of advertising in afternoon newspapers has let the omen of the town know thatthere are family hquor departments" in State street stores- Every so often ' there is a "bargain" sale of booze Flaheity asks $25,000 damages from Siegel, Cooper's or Keim Keim, according to Att'y Blumenthal holds the license for the saloon m 'the Siegel-Cooper store because a cor poration cannot take out a saloon license Flaherty in hj bill of complaint says that, for a period of three years preceedmg Aug 1, 1916, this depart ment store saloon provided his wife with intoxicating liquor, although r arned not to sell to her As a result of the drink she grew to neglect her home, says Flaherty and finally came to he so that she was habitually intoxicated in cense quence of which she wasted and squandered hep money and failed to T care for her family or household duties The three Flaherty children, Annie, Mary and Richard, Jr , join with their father m the suit against Siegel Cooper's and Keim This is the first time a department store has been sued in Illinois under the dramshop act o o AMERICA TAK'ES FIRMER GRIP ON MACHINERY OF WAR Washington, April 26. America today made war plans with firmer hand than at any time sih.ee declara tion against Germany World war conference between French, British and American com missions plunged into details of put ting United States on firm war basis as soon as possible Every phase of day's developments tended to make this task easy Con gress' opposition to the conscription bill was gradually crumpling under onslaughts of the administration. Officials in a position to know ex pressed belief that the bill, only slightly changed will bebefore presi dent for" his signature by first of next w eek GERMAN EDITOR KNOCKS OWN GOVERNMENT'S PEACE PLANS The Hague, April 26 Dissatisfac tion over Germany s failure frankly to announce her war aims is openly expressed in German newspaper edi torials reaching here today "It is deplorable," the Tageblatt declares, "that all declarations of the German government regarding war aims are unintelligib'e, artificial, in distinct and of many meanings " o o MYSTERIOUS MURDER" St. Paul, Minn., April 26. Police puzzled over mysterious murder of Mrs Frank Dunn, 20; young society woman as she slept early today Di vorced husband taken to police sta tion to be questioned Was found asleep at his home two hours after murder occurred.