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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, July 22, 1913, Image 4

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thought tho Guards might fight rath
er than be disarmed. There was talk
of calling in the Carabinieri. At last
it was decided that the Vatican Gen
darmerie could do the job. The
Guards gave up their arms without
a murmur.
It was stated at the Vatican later
that Pope Pius is considering serious
ly the dissolution of the Guards,, as
the best means of putting an end
to the strike.
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Aid. Merriam's effort to have the
city government investigated by the
bureau of public efficiency, an or
ganization backed by Julius Rosen
wald, was defeated by the adminis
tration at last night's meeting of the
city council by a vote of 33 to 28.
' Mayor Harrison's plan, to have the
investigation made by the efficiency
'division of the civil service commis
sion and three members of the coun
cil finance committee, was substi
tuted. After the defeat of the Mer
riam resolution Aid. Lawley moved
that Aid. Merriam be included among
the investigators, and the proposition
was carried. Merriam will probably
ask for open meetings of the probers.
Through routing of cars and uni
versal transfers on the "L" roads
were practically assured when the
council passed the new "L" ordi
nance, aimed to relieve congested
traffic in the morning and afternoon
"rush hours.
" The only fight on the ordinance
came over a subway which could be
constructed by the city within five
years, to be rented to the traction
companies entering the loop. This
section was removed from the ordi
nance. Other business transacted by the
Passed the elevated ordinance, pro
viding for through routing and trans
fers, but shorn of its subway feat
ures. Raised the bond of City Treasurer
Plynn to $5,000,000 and allowed him
to retain school funds.
Indorsed the Third Congress of Re
frigeration. Found the "anti-noise" ordinance
was discriminating and oredered" a
new one drawn. -
Ordered the finance committee to
investigate affairs connected with
the building of the Municipal Tuber
culosis Hospital.
Hundreds of women crowded the
galleries and floor of the council
chamber to see the aldermen at
work. The majority of them were
interested in the garbage disposal
contract, which did not come up be
fore the meeting. In the afternoon
the council finance committee appro
priated $10,000 for an investigation
of garbage collection and disposal.
Suffragists won a signal victory
when Miss Mary McDowell and Mrs.
William B. Owen weer put on the
investigating commission.
"Are you certain that the danger
signal was set before the accident?"
demanded the chief of the examining
board after the train wreck.
"Absolutely sure," replied the
switchman. "The danger signal was
there as plain as the nose on your

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