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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, May 02, 1912, Image 2

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men scattered through the-press
room, hiding'in the pits, lounging
everywhere.
The chapeW chairman of the
pressmen protested against the
presence of the policemen, while
the contractof the union with the
Hearst papers -still was in force,
and was. being livecj upfco by the
union.
While the argument as to the
policemen was .going on, Andy
Lawrence, accompanied by no
less a person than Captain of Po
lice Paddy J. Lavin as a body
guard, entered the 'room.
This is that Lavin who gained
the distinction ctfbeing the only
yispector of polite who was not
summarily firecrby the Civil Ser-
vice Commission
Hearst-Harrison "clean-up" of
objectionable police officers.
In this connection some pecu
liar facts are worth noting.
The chairman of the Civil Ser
vice Commission, the director- of
what it calls its "clean-ups" is
Harmon M. Campbell.
Harmon M. Campbell, is Andy
Lawrence's private secretary, and
business manager for the Hearst
newspapers. , '
When Lavin was summqried
"before the Civil Service Cmmis
sion, one woman, keeper of a dis
tributable house, appeared against
him, and swore that she person-H
ally Had p(aid him -protection
, 'Yet Lavin" gpSS not fired, and
other police inspectors against
whom there was far less evidence,
were. f
junui one weeK ago, o-avin wa? j)
1 in' command of the Hyde Park
district.
Imperial duty," the special duty
being to become the personal
bodyguard of Andy Larwence,
andto take charge of thp coming
pressmen's strike.
Lavin barely has left Law
rence's side for a week. And yes"
terday he was -put in command of
the First Precinct station, oven
Captain Gibbons and given SO
plain clothes men, also assigned
to ""special duty," to carry out.
'Lawrence's orders.
At 9:30 o'elockast night, rep
resentatives of every newspaper
in the Trust The Examiner,
The Tribune, The Record-Her- J
in the recent raid, The Inter-Ocean, The Amer
ican, The Daily News, The Tour- A
nal and The Eveniner Post, 'were
gathered in7 the Hearst building
at Madison and .Market.
Andy Lawrence -and Harmon
M. Campbell, chairman of .the
CiviLSeryice Commission, ap
peared for The " Examiner ,and
American. .
Lawrence " did all 4he heavy
work. Beside, hi mstood Captain
of Fojice Paddy Lavin.
George Haight and Claytqn
Pence were the sppkesjnen for
thermion. T
Lawrence demanded hat un
f:Il such 'time as all disputesje.-.
tween TJie Examiner and The
Xmerican and the union should
be arbitrated, the members of the
'iininn sTiniiM wnrlr itnrlpr anv
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conditions he chose to impose.
Haight and Pence argued that
the oressmen should woPb-under
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