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the. thousands of women march,
between the hours of. 3 and 5
SHAW CHAUFFEUR FINED ;
HAD. PHONEY STAR
Frank Polachek,. a, gunman in
the employ of the Shaw, axicab
Co., the city administration's pet,
was fined $5 arid costs in Judge
Hopkins' court for impersonat
ing an officer:
.Pola'chek walked rapidly into
the. Twenty-second street police
station in the early hours of the
morning, dragging after him Ef
fiVKelly, 22 years, old. The girl
"I arrested her," said Polachek,
proudly, to the . desk' sergeant.
"She solicited me, and I arrested
"Who in thunder are you?" de
manded the desk sergeant;
' "Me?" said Polachek. "I worku
for the Shaw Taxicab Co. I'm a
. "Let's, see your star," com
manded the sergeant. -
. Polachek flashed a- star on
whicih-was engraved "Special Of
ficer, Cicero." .
"Come here'Vsaid the sergeant.
"I'm looking for your kind. Turn
out-your pockets!" ,
"I'm an officer" began Pola
chek. ' ,' j
"Cut that an' come, across
clean'," said the sergeant.
THe contents of Polachek's
pockets included a gunloaded
spare cartridges, a key to Chicago
polite patrol boxes and a few odds
and ends. '
Polachek toj& Judge, Hopjcins
that he was a strictly moral man J
that he was married; that he
never drank, smoke, chewed Qr
"Tod good to be true," said
Hopkins, shortly. "Five and
costs and gun confiscated. You've
no right to be carrying a gun, in
Chicago; you've less, right to be
going around arresting women.
You do"h't look at all good to me."
BROTHER iS DRUNKARD
"To My Dear Wife and Chik
"My brother Vincent is driv- ,
ing me crazy. For last five years
I have been spending, my earnings
in police courts and at the Bride
well to save him. Two months
ago he was in trouble-with some
policeman: He "toldT me , when
.they had ;him -in a cell that he
Jjirouldxbe a good nian and stop
prinking. He has . turned from
'bad to worse. T.hisas awful to
leave my dear 'wife and two little
darlings. I've done everything
in my power to make a man out
of my brother.. He is driving his
wife insane." .
This letter was found on Franlc
Hora, 2329 5. , Kedzie avenue,
printer, who: committed suicide
! last night by shooting himself in
Hora sent his wife arid two
children to as "movie" theater,
saying.he. wanted an hour's peace.
Hora was not al heavy drinking
man'and jb'.rqke his heart to see
his. brother going ba.d from the.
use of liquor, ,4?-