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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, December 08, 1911, Image 2

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th"e. Trib pulled off witfi ttie
school board, are hot allowed to
hang around the doorways.
, In -spite of the fact that a po
liceman has been detailed at the
Evening Journal for 18 months,
it took two detectives from the
Maxwell street station a Week to
find a driver for the Journal, who
slugged a newsdealer at 12th and
Paulina about a mpnth ago
But one man is at the Abend
Post, the.German daily.
That finishes up the newspa
pers, but there are several oth
er funny twists in the,report that
are not generally known.
One man is detailed on detec
tive duty with the Metropolitan
Elevated railroad. And the "L"
actually pays the city for him.
Well, that's all right, you say.
Sure, but in the next line of the
report is the following entry:
Tiernan, J. R. ; with Metropol
itan Elevated railroad; with col
lector. (Free.)
And practically every day in
some branch of the municipal
court the statement is made by a
judge or representative of the
state's attorneys office, that "the
police department is not a collec
tion agency." Perhaps they have
not read that entry in the special
detail report. And even should
the "L" pay for the policeman,
is the police department of the
city of Chicago recruiting agency
for special watchmen for the "L"
The Cfiicago and Oak Park
"L," has one man, guarding its
And here's anothpr little joker.
Sears-Roebuck Has a man d
tailed to it. and pavs him. Monw
gomery-Ward has a man, and the)
city pays for him. Both of these'
concerns do the same line of busi
ness. Why the discrimination?
The report merely states the bare,
fact of the detail.
Swift & Co. has a city police
man in its employ, but pays for
him. The Stock Yards Bank is
not so generous, and the city
pays for its policeman.
This report, made bythe com
manding officers of the several
police districts, is only corrected
up to Aug 16, and these are a few
of its most interesting entries,
marked by Chief McWeeny in an
interview given out the other day
as being on "other details."
The other 928 under the head
of "other details" are doing work
in the line of police duty, where
men are necessary. Some of them
are assigned to the county and
city attorneys' offices, some to the
coroner's ofnce,-25 to the different
railroad stations, many are em
ployed serving warrants, several
guardthe corridors in the city
and county building, a number
are secretaries and chauffeurs for
the captains, and in a great many
cases the detail has been can
celed. All together there are, probab
ly not more than 150 or so men
who c6uld be put back on patrol
But the ones detailed at the
newspaper offices can be put on
beats again. Probably with their
knowledge acquired working
around these places they could

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