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saying: "AH right all right don't
mind me do what's best."
Don's leash had wedged between
two of the porch planks, and all the
time we were- working over Mrs.
Graves he whihed-,and struggled to
get loose. "
Then I turned and freed Don and
took off his leash.
"Hunt close, boy! Hunt close!"
Thus hunting, we moved slowly
through the grass toward the interior
of the island suddenly Don began to
move more stiffly as if he had the
rheumatism his eyes straight ahead
saw something that I could not see.
In the act of taking a wary step he
came to a dead halt.
I pushed forward the safety of my
shotgun and stood at attention.
"How is she?"
"Seems to be pulling through. I
heard you fire both barrels. What
ARE COPS GETTING STUNG BY
SECRET PENSION MEETING?
The Commanding Officers' Club of
the police department is playing some
sort of a game on the quiet that has
the patrolmen and sergeants of the
rank and file guessing. The facts are
becoming known about a secret con
vention engineered by the command
ing officers and the appointment of
a committee to work on a new pen
The convention was held in the
Harrison street station. One com
manding officer from every station
and three patrolmen picked as "dele
gates" went from each station. Whee
ler Bartram, who represents the pen
sioners on the board of trustees, was
present. So everybody was in onNit
except the mass of patrolmen, who
were not offered any chance to elect
Capt. Max Nootbaar and Serg't
John J. Duffy are two of the mem
bers of the committee appointed, it
is said. Duffy being a member, has
peculiar connections, because Duffy
was the man nominated by the com
manding officers last spring for the
board of trustees of the pension fund.
At that election Duffy was merciless
ly walloped and Michael O'Connor
was elected by a vote of 2,403 to 1,
233. It was the first election in which
the patrolmen ever demanded official
ballot boxes from the election com
missioner, in order to have a secret
ballot. At nearly every station a lieu
tenant or captain stood at the ballot
box and spoke to voters, "Remember
Michael O'Connor refuses to be in
terviewed on the situation. Some of
his friends, however, say that O'Con
nor didn't get any invitation to the
secret convention at Harrison street
and whatever was done is not for the
interest of the rank and file that
A new by-law of the State Po
lice Association has come in for sus
picion. It provides that all officers be
low the rank of lieutenant shall be
'"social members" and not have the
right to vote. However, to be "so
cial members" they pay dues.
BIG BUGS FIGHT PENNY PHONE
By Horace B. Wild, Penny Phone
Already the Chicago Telephone Co.
and the Commonwealth Edison Co.
are frowning upon the work of the
Penny Phone League. And they are
showing their teeth.
The employes of these two public
utility corporations are being warned
against signing penny phone peti
tions. It shows clearly was a tough
fight there is going to be when the
telephone trust attempts to grab the
But the Penny Phone League
through the assistance given by or
ganized labor and the publicity given"
by The Day Book is ready for the
88,628 woman and children work
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