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SLUGGERS TAKEN AWAY FROM BOSSES ALD.
BUCK INTRODUCES THE RESOLUTION
The city council last night passed
an order requesting the mayor and
the chief of police to show no par
tiality hereafter in allowing citizens
to enter the galleries of the council.
The resolution was introduced by Aid.
Kennedy, who described the "pack
ing" of the council chamber two
weeks ago as disgraceful. A demon
stration ffom galleries greeted this
order, and when it had been passed
Aid. Capitain arose to move that the
mayor clear the galleries if they failed
to behave after a warning.
"I think the council is losing its
prestige when it allows a crowd to be
disorderly," he said. Hisses greeted
Aid. Merriam said: 'We are the
servants, not the masters of the cit
izens of Chicago. I think that more
people should come here than do. I
do not think that the aldermen should
object to a little applause or hisses
once in a while. I know I don't." Ap
plause greeted Merriam's speech and
Aid. Rodriguez called the attention of
the council to the fact that the mayor
was not enforcing the order.
The mayor laughed and showed no
intention of doing so. "It seems that
this law is not only applicable to the
galleries," said Rodriguez. "Why not
; be fair. Let's play it 50-50." Aid.
Capitain informed Aid. Rodriguez
that he had little dignity.
Aid. Buck next introduced a reso
lution taking away from the garment
manufacturers' sluggers their special
police permits and calling for an in
vestigation by the police department
into the character of the men em
ployed in that capacity and their
criminal records, if any. It also calls
for the names of the detective agen
cies who are supplying these men.
Aid. De Priest and Lawley, who
both accompanied the mayor on his
western trip, asked for an opinion as
to the legality of this order. Their
motion, was laid qu the tajge, Pe-
Priest then demanded the order be
deferred and published. This was a
right which could not be denied. In
the meantime Aid. Lynch, chairman
of the police committee, introduced
the same order as a special matter of
business and moved to have the rules
Several aldermen spoke for the
"We should pass it to sustain our
dignity, which has been insulted by
the attitude taken by the garment
employers," Buck said. "After hear
ing testimony on the brutality of the
sluggers we invited the employers to
tell us how they were policing the
strike. They refused."
"The chief and first deputy were
not treated fairly by this committee,"
Aid. Stern said in pleading "for the
millions these manufacturers have
invested here." "This is discrima
tory class legislation and unfair." He
voted with DePriest and Lawely.
"Aid Utpatel, for the first time, told
of what happened behind the closed
doors of Commissioner of Public
Works Morehouse's office Friday
night when the arbitration committee
met the manufacturers.
"They said everything was lovely
and when we tried to find out some
thing about their side of the strike
we could not get an intelligent an
swer. We asked them if they were
so pleased with the condition of
affairs 'why they needed one-fourth
of the police force? Their attitude is
the starve-out attitude which hardly
can be called up-to-date.
"Let them give their side of the
story in these open hearings, if they
dare. I say, if they fail to appear
we'll issue an ex-parte report which
will be so sizzling hot that if will
burn holes in their asbestos con
sciences." "The real question here is wheth
er the manufacturers have the right
to use a privilege given by the city to