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title: 'The Day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, December 29, 1915, LAST EDITION, Image 8',
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ALDERMEN TO SEE HOYNE ON
CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION
The aldermanic committees on ju
diciary and finance met yesterday
To ask the mayor to come before
the committee and'state whether or
not he backed Civil Service Com.
Coffin regarding the letter he wrote
" to them, and
To turn over to State's Att'y
Hoyne all the evidence they had col
lected on alleged illegal acts of the
commission for the consideration of
the grand jury.
This joint committee, consisting
of nearly one-half of the members
of the city council, say the commis
sioners have broken the law and
should be punished. Only one alder
man stood by the mayor and voted
against the resolution. This was Aid.
Lawley. Lawley's "No" was echoed
by some other alderman in the room,
but it was so faint an echo it could
not be placed.
Last Thursday the committees met
and decided ta postpone action on
turning over the evidence to Hoyne
on the plea of Aid. Richert and Capi
tain, who said they were trying to
form a peace plan to bring the coun
cil and the mayor together. Capt.
Coffin then issued a statement call
ing the aldermen "cringing cowards"
for not going ahead and giving
Hoyne the dope.
"I move that Aid. Richert, Kerner
and Buck write a letter to the mayor
asking him to come before this com
mittee and tell us his idea of what
harmony between himself and the
council consists of," said Aid. Nance.
I believe he is sincere in his plea for
co-operation, but let's get his ideas
on this proposition."
After Aid. Lipps had finished a
speech in which he called Coffin a
"brainless nonenity," Aid. Kjellander
"It is too bad that such a letter
should go to the public, giving them
the idea that we are stalling," he
said. "Capt. Coffin is a 'nut' He I
doesn't belong in the city hall, hjs
place is somewhere else. Regarding
this letter, I don't think he wrote it.
I don't think that he has brains
enough to have written it"
"This is the third time the council
has asked the mayor for an explana
tion of the acts of his appointees,"
stated Aid. Merriam. "The first time
there came no answer, the second
time an inconclusive answer, and the
third time an insult The courts say
this council is right in protesting cer
tain acts of the civil service commis
sion. We want to know if Cdffin was
reflecting the ideas of the administra
tion when he wrote that letter. We
have the right to ask the" mayor ifj
those are his sentiments.
"If the mayor won't come down
let's ask Mr. Lundin in. Perhaps he
can throw some light on the situa
tion. If the actual seat of govern
ment isn't where it's supposed to be,
let's find out where it is."
Aid. Powers was the only one who
objected to the letter to the mayor.
He "failed to see how anyone with,
any sense could connect the mayorj
up in this situation."
MAN STRUCK BY DAILY NEWS
According to police records, Elbert
Larson, 26, of 120 N. Keeler av., was
struck and run down by a circula
tion horse and wagon of the Chicago
Daily News at Madison and Craw
ford av. yesterday.
Larson stepped out into the street;
on his way home and did not see the
News wagon bearing down upon him,
He was struck and rolled several feet.
His nose was cut open and his
head badly bruised. He was taken,
The Chicago Newsboys' union of
the A. P. of L. will hold a dance and
reception at West Chicago club
house, 121 S. Throop st, on New
Year's day. The Newsboys' orchestra,
will furnish the music ,