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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, January 11, 1913, 2, Image 3

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Charges were prepared yester
day against officers and members
of the United Police, and were
to be filed with the civil service
tk commission today. Chief Mc
Weeney will be asked to suspend
men against whom charges are
Some of the men of the police
organization will be charged with
attempting to influence legisla
tion, and others will face the ad
ditional count of perjury in con
nection with their testimony be
fore the commission regarding
the activities of the United Po
lice. If the men are brought to trial
before the civil service -commission
it is expected that several of
them will be discharged from the
department. Others will be fined.
The charges grew out of the
declaration of Aid. Ellis Geiger
that the United Police had raised
a large fund to lobby for increases
in pay. He asked for an investi
gation, which was conducted by
the civil service commission,
One policeman admitted he was
collector of the fund. Several
others alleged by Special Attor
ney Hornstein to be collectors,
) denied knowledge of the fund.
Only six or eight of the 28 po
licemen who were witnesses will
escape charges, according to
The officers of the United Po
lice: President Patrick E. Dwyer,
Thirty-fifth street
Vice President -Frank N. Las
ser, Rawson street.
Financial Secretary Frank T.
Ford, assistant chiefs office.
Treasurer Matthew J. Hoff,
Rogers Park.
Edward T. Drennan, recording
secretary, recently discharged
from the force.
A lone robber entered the ele
vated station at Van Buren and
Dearborn streets while it was un
guarded early today, took a bag
containing $301.35, the night's re
ceipts, and escaped.
A. D. McNichoIs, ticket agent,
saw the man -escape, but could
give no description of him.
. McNichoIs had counted the
night's receipts and put the
money in a bag for the company
collector. He opened the door of
his cage and walked over to the
coal bin to fill the office stove. He
was ten feet away when the rob
ber entered by the door leading
from the platform, reached into
the cage, took the bag and ran.
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Washington. Pres. Gompers
of the A. F. of L. debated with
Sen. Sutherland at senate hear
ing on Clayton anti-junction bill
whether the new rule formulated
by supreme court, providing for
advance notice, in restraining or
ders, should not make legislation
on that point unnecessary.
Nassau, New Providence.
Wm. Rockefeller left on board
steamer Miami for Miami, Fla.

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