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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, April 26, 1917, NOON EDITION, Image 2

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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
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
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
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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
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 "
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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.

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