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COUNCIL PUTS KIBOSH ON
Andy Lawrence's cute little po
lice reorganization scheme didn't
go through theouncil last night.
As phophesied by The Day
"Rnnlr fhprp wer nniio4i n1Her
'c men -who -wished to retain their
seats to defeat the ordinance.
Aid. Geiger, chairman of the
committee, on fire, police, schools
and civil service, led the fight for
the Lawrence ordinance? Aid.
Cullerton led the fight against it.
Geiger managed to jam through
a resolution calling, on the civil'
1&-' service commission to investigate
W the United Police again.
fF The United Policfe is the organ
ic ization of the rank and file of the
police department. It has con
& , sistently fought Lawrence's re
j organization scheme.
, The -chairman of the civil ser-
vice commission, which Geiger's
I resolution orders to investigate
? the United Police, is Harmon' M,
Campbell, business manager of
1 the newspapers Andy Lawrence
Z When Geiger offered his reso
lution calling on the civil service.
, commission to investigate the
United Police Aid. Charles Mar
tin, of the Fifth wzfrd, arose to
make a few pointed remarks.
j "It is a very strange thing'
WU said Martin, "that when the npwsT
paper strike was in full swing- six;
months ago and all the thugs' in
.ff the city were on the streets, AlcU
Geiger took a vacation in order to.
evade the demand that his com-
mittee investigate these condi
tions, and that Aid. Geiger should
now become so full of a desire for
ANDY'S LITTLE SCHEME
an investigation of the police.
When the trust newspapers
hired thugs and had them made
deputy policemen, Aid. Geiger's
committee was called on to Inves
tigate this condition. That was
when Geiger went on a vacation.
Aid. Mclnerney, of the Thir
teenth ward, said that he had
been for the reorganization ordi
nance until eme week ago.
"Then I noticed," said Mcln-r
erney, "that that virtuous old
lady, the Chicago Tribune, de
posed that the ordinance was pre
pared by the civil service com
mission. "I made a few inquiries myself.
I was told that the ordinance had
been drafted solely hy the com
mittee on police, fire, schools and
"I have observed in the past
that nearly ever ordinance boost
ed by the Tribune called for the
expenditure of .a large chunk of
the taxpayers' money.
"So far as I have been able to
make out sice the Tribune arous
ed my suspicions of this ordi
nance, it is chiefly for the pur
pose of providing for some vet
eran who was shot in the back."
(Major-Miles is said to have
been slated for the new position
of civilian assistant superintend
ent of police provided for in the
Lawrence reorganization ordi
nance. Major Miles is alleged to
be a veteran of the Spanish-
Aid- Cullerton then put for
ward his objections to the ordk
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