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The day book. [volume] (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, February 17, 1912, Image 3

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you go out in it clad in a breech
"In the band!" exclaimed Mick
elson. "What d'yuh play?"
"Them," said the Scotsman,
producing a seemingly deadly
weapon from under his arm, as
exhibit A.
"Don't you point that at me,"
said Mickelson, "or I'll call the
police. What might the thing
"It might be a deceased cat,"
said bare knees. "But it's no.
It's bagpipes."
"What's your name?" demand
ed Mickelson.
"Donaid McDonald." .
"All right, Donald, me boy.
Come inside, an' let me here yuh
operate on the bagpipes."
Donald followed Mickelson in
to the recruiting office. He stuck
one end of his awful looking in
strument into his mouth, he fray
ed the other ends out over his
shoulder, he blew into a skin bag,
and then he let loose regardless.
Michelson danced about the
"Stop it," he yelled. "Stop it!
.What d'yuh think this is D'yuh
think I want to be pinched for
runnin' a disorderly house in the
recruiting station o' the United
States navy? Stop it !"
"Didna ye like the music?" in
quired Donald.
"It's insanity," muttered Mick
elson. "Music! Ouch! No, Don
ald, me boy, I didnajike the mu
sic. Can yuh play anything else?"
"What for?" inquired Donald.
"Is't no enough?"
"It is' said Mickelson.
Which explains why the Unit
edx States navy is shy one likely
looking recruit today.
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Following closely the news
that several police officials re
cently discharged will seek rein
statement, James Hamilton Lew
is, attorney for former Inspector
Edward McCann, who served a
term in Joliet penitentiary for
bribery, and who was later par
doned by Gov. Deneen, today no
tified the civil service commis
sion that McCann will start suit
Monday for reinstatement.
It is intimated that if the form
er inspector is reinstated he will
immediately resign, but will put
himself in line for a pension.
That there was any connection
between the petition of McCann
and those of former Inspector
Wheeler and his four discharged
aides, Capt. P. J. Harding, and
Lieuts. Keleher, Enright and
Prim, was denied by attorneys
representing them.
The petitions of the recently
discharged men allege testimony
was admitted by the commission
on counts that were not included
in the notification to the defend
ants, that specific charges were
refused them, and that the evi
dence was misapprehended by
the merit board.
McCann was indicted and con
victed in 1909 for soliciting and
receiving bribes from West Side
resort keepers, and sentenced to
from one to five years in prison.
He was pardoned Maj 5, 1911.

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