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the mayor, who is in hiding.
Had it not beenthat the Rock
Islanders naturally retire eatly,
and became sleepy at this critical
moment, something serious
might have happened. The au
thorities are -preparing for fur
ther developments tonight, as
citizens have been sleeping -all
day storing upr energy for an
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COP HAS CAUSE TO SHOW
t HIS ACTING ABILITY
Paul Mahon, 7 944 Wesley
ave., fell asleep last night in a
vaudeville theater at Sherman
ave. and Davis street, and slum
bered right, through the perform
ance. Paul is small, and when
the place was closed up attaches
did not notice- him snuggled up
in a seat.
James 'Mahon, Paul's father,
became alarmed when he did not
return horiiejvand shortly after
midnight notified Shea of his
N The pair went, to tne " theater,
and after searching the. place
found Paul, sjrill asleep.
"I'll wake the kid up and take
him home' said" the elder Mahon.
"Easy, there, friend," advised
the clever copper. "If you wake
the kid suddenly he is liable to
get scared here in the dark, Leave
it to me."
Shea ascended the steps lead
ing from the floor of the house to
the stage, took off his helmet and
stepped down to the footlights?.
Mahon was mystified. Shea be
gan to whistle. As- the first bars
of "Everybody's Doing. .it" echo- i
ed through the empty ,theatet.
Shea's feet began to move in
Mahon watched, fascinated. A"
few more notes and the copper
was doing.af nexcelleht individual1
turkey trot. Paul stirred uneasi
ly in the uncomfortable theater
seat. Shea began to dance more
energetically, making more noise
with his feet, and Paul opened his
eyes, sleepily rubbed them with:
his fists, and asked his father to
takejiim home. He wasn't a bit
scared. Shea descended from the
stage, pleased at the success of
his plan. -
"Who are you?" asked Paul,
when they reached the street.
"Are you 'officer 666?' "
Shea showed the boy his star,
which was' not 666. Then the
fatherlook Paul by the hand and
led him home, and Shea resumed
pacing his beat, his enthusiastic
and Temperamental feet carrying
him sedately along.