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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, October 11, 1912, Image 1

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THE DAY BOOR
500 S. PEORIA ST.
398
TEL. MONROE 353
Vol. 2, No, 12 Chicago, Friday, Oct. 11, 1912 One Cent
TALKING ABOUT EFFICIENCY, LOOK WHO'S
SLATED FOR LIEUT. BURNS' PLACE
For who, think you, is next on
the list for promotion, and who,
,think you, is mentioned every
where as Burns' successor.
None other than Detective Ser
geant Bertram Cleghorn.
Perhaps you do not remember
Cleghorn. In case you do not,
here are a few recent happenings
in the career of Cleghorn, mentioned-as
successor to Burns the
inefficient:
'January 14, 1912 Cleghorn, in
company with Detective James
B. Hart gets drunk.
Cleghorn and Hart make public
nuisances out of themselves in
front of Pekin theater, 2700 South
State street.
Outraged citizens in neighbor
hood of Cleghorn and Hart send
call for help 'to Fourth 'precinct
police station.
Fourth precinct patrol wagon,
loaded with officers in' uniform,
arrive in front of Pekin theater.
Cleghorn and Hart curse uni
formed officers.
Uniformed officers, tell Cleg
'horn and Hart they are under ar-
res '
Of all the highly humorous sit
uations with which this city has
-been afflicted, surely the firing of
Police Lieut. Bernard' J. Burns
'has given rise to the most hu
morous. Burns was fired for inefficiency.
His inefficiency consisted in his
.allowing himself to be beaten into
unconsciousness by a third per-1
son while-fighting for his life with'
two bandits.
' Burns failed. True, there were
many excuses for Burns' failure.
'Still, he failed, and so' the civil
service commission found him
guilty of inefficiency, and Chief
McWeeny fired him today.
' Now the common, ordinary
person might be led into thinking
'that some genius of police effi
ciency, some Sherlock, Holmes,
"would be raised to fill the place
'of Burns, who failed when he
foolishly allowed liimself to be
'beaten "into insensibility.
' That's what the common, or
dinary person might think, but
"the common, ordinary person has1
no business thinking not about
jthe way Chicago is run anyhow.
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