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solutely uncommercial unless some
radical steps are taken toward the
improvement of the service.
It would be well for the city coun
cil to read over the ordinance passed
in 1897, and especially read Clause 5,
then appoint an efficient committee
on telephone service and put men on
this committee capable of making an
investigationJnto the character of
apparatus used by the Chicago Tele
phone Company with that which may
be had, perhaps not from their own
factory (The Western Electric Com
pany) , but that is not the point. They
should go out in the market and buy
it if it is to be had, regardless of who
makes it. A real investigation on this
question will reveal some interesting
things. It should be started at once.
WHAT'S DOING IN THE CHIEF OF
Sergt. Bill Schubert, Andy Law
rence representative on Acting Chief
Schuettler's gambling squad, may be
promoted to a lieutenant's job for his
allegiance during the past few
Schubert has been in charge of
most of the raids made on anti-H.-H.
bunch lately and is in line for ad
vancement on account of his particu
lar choice of saloons to raid. Most x)f
them are sworn enemies to the Law
rence crowd, and so Schubert's judg
ment is exceedingly pleasing to Andy.
There was much discussion in poli
tical and police circles yesterday over
the report that the race for chief of
police had narrowed down to Capt.
Morgan Collins of the South Chicago
district and Capt. Thos. P. Meagher
of the Desplaines street district.
The last name was the one that
caused the most agony to the old
bosses, particularly to Mike Sullivan,
who admits he is boss of the West
Side, and '"Hot Stove Jimmy" Quinn,
H.-H. leader of the North Side.
For these two men have a grudge
against Meagher. When the captain
was in command of the East Chicago
avenue district he cleaned up most
of the disorderly houses and saloons
regardless of the" fact that owners
may have been henchmen-of the Har
Then Meagher was transferred to
the Desplaines street distract.
The West Side was then the eye
sore of the city. Vice was rampant.
The old PeQria, Green and Morgan
street dives were running full blast.
But in a remarkable short time he
cleaned up the entire neighborhood.
His actions brought down the
wrath of all the bosses, Mike Sulli
van, Barney Grogan and the others.
But he was obdurate.
So Mike Sullivan is using his power
as assistant state's attorney to block
such an appointment.
MEMBER OF NEW INDUSTRIAL'
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Weinstock of San Francisco, CaL,
born London, England; educated in
the public schools of New York un
til 12 years of age. Director of Na
tional Bank of Sacramento Valley
Trust Co. Appointed special labor
commissioner in 1908, to investigate
the labor laws and labor conditions
of foreign countries. Vice president
Jewish Publishing Society,
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