, "Mayor Thompson himself, some
time after he had appointed Healey,
said the department was rotten. He
slanders the whole department be
cause of the failure of its heads to
enforce the ordinances passed by this
body, and which, at the time of their
passage, were considered legal."
From time to time a "rumor has
gone the rounds that Healey was go
ing back to head the traffic squad,
which he made the best in the world.
Both the mayor and the chief have
refuted it Again it comes stronger
Healey refused to enforce the fen
der ordinance, getting an opinion
from the corporation council saying
it was illegal when the council had
twice asked him, "Why the delay?"
During the garment workers'
strike he failed to enforce several or
dinances passed by the council in
structing him to order his men to re
main neutral and to enforce the
same laws against the hired sluggers
of the garment manufacturers that
he enforced against the strikers. He
also refused to revoke the special po
lice licenses issued by him to ex
pugilists and professional sluggers
for the strike. He also refused to in
vestigate the character of these slug
gers when he was instructed to do so
by the council. In each case he
flashed a lengthy opinion from the
corporation counsel's office stating
the ordinance passed was illegal.
Another move which contributed
to his unpopularity was his request
for $50,000 worth of ammunition
when the street car men went on
strike. Aldermen accused him ol
trying to start a little home-mad
Hyde Park Business Men's ass'n
plans to make 55th st from Black
stone to Cottage Grove av. brightest
lighted "street in city.
Eight-year-old girl living near Ash
land av. and W. 14th staggered into
home and fell unconscious. Had been
attacked by unidentified boy about 18.
WAR BULLETINS "
London. British forces marching
to the relief of Kut-El-Amara are
within 17 miles of beleaguered gar
rison. They must fight their way east
ward through Turkish army believed
to outnumber them two to one. No
news of the fate of Kut-El-Amara
garrison has reached London since
arrival of official dispatches cover
ing Saturday night's fighting and it
is believed possible decisive battle al
ready has been fought
Not since Boers surrounded Brit
ish force at Ladysmith has British
army faced similar peril. Progress
of relief expedition is being awaited
with greatest anxiety, if not alarm.
Latest dispatches indicated that
relief forces under Gen. Aylmer and
Gen. Campbell were at grips with
Turks in bend of Tigris east of Kut-El-Amara.
Weather conditions, it
was stated, were impeding British
India office officials today viewed
the situation hopefully. Kut-El-Amara
undoubtedly is provisioned
sufficiently to withstand long siege,
having been used as base for cam
paign against Bagdad.
Town itself is well fortified. De
fenses were first built by Turks, who
intended that Kut-El-Amara's forti
fications should check British ad
vance into Mesopotamia. British im-proved-'these
works when they took
the town. It is believed they are im
pregnable to assault by light artillery
Turks have drawn down river from
Berlin. Italian steamer Porto
Said, sunk by Austrian submarine,
first attempted to escape and then
tried to ram and sink submersible,
Vienna dispatches reported.
o o .
Hanley-Casey Co. vainly sought to
withdraw bid for installing heating
plant in new addition to County hos
pital. Said it had made mistake of
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