August 31, 1907

Policemen Must Refrain While Doing
Duty in Uniform.

"No smoking while on duty or in uniform."

"No drinking in or out of uniform, on or off duty, and no frequenting of saloons except on police business."

The foregoing was the gist of a special order issued by Chief Ahern yesterday to the commanding officers of all the stations. He lays stress upon the fact that this rule must be obeyed or "somebody will be hauled before the board of police commissioners for trial."

"It is a police order, good for the department," said the chief, "and must be obeyed."