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ERNIE LEHMANN TOOK A NICE LITTLE-RIDE IN
ONE OF CHICAGO'S "BAND WAGONS"
Ernie Lehniann, high-flying man
about town, and one of the heirs of
the late E. J. Lehmnn, founder of
The Fair, has been pinched. And,
worse than that, he was made to ride
to the station in the patrol wagon
just like an ordinary souse.
Lehmann after a night of gayety
struck a tartar in the person of one
Officer Johnny Martin of the Town
flail station, Friday night.
Lehmann emerged from the North
Star Inn. He wished, to sing unto the
njght air. And he did. Officer Martin
Was standing on the corner. The
hour was late and Lehmann's sing
ing was loud and also very bad, those
who heard' it claim.
Martin walked up to him and ex
pressed his opinion of Lehmann's
song. But" the gay young blood's voice
rolled on and on.
"Now see here, you gotta cut that
out," commanded the cop.
Lehmann shut off the foghorn and
eyed the cop long and coldly.
"Aw, go jump in the lake," he told
"If, I do it'll be a swimming match
between you and me," answered' the
Then Lehmann got abusive. The
policeman began to get interested.
He didn't relish the idea of anyone
talking to him .like that.
"I think I'll . lock you up," he said.
Lehmann fairly bellowed with
"Lock me up," he screamed. "Do
you know who I am. I'm Ernie Leh
mann." "I don't care if you're John D.
Rockefeller," the policeman snapped
back, "you're going to the station."
TMn the real scrap began. It
didn't last long. And when It' ended
Lehmann, who is much taller and
heavier thanlhe copper, was a rnrca
s.ubdued man. 1
"I've got an auto here," were his
only words. "We can ride over to
the station in that"
But the cop represented stern
"We could, I suppose," he said,
"but we won't. The city of Chicago
has paid a lot of real money for patrol
wagons to carry fellows like you to
jail, and we're going to make use,
So Lehmann was hustled over to
the Town Hall station. He was treat
ed much nicer over there. After all
he was Ernie Lehmann. Efforts
were made tp cover up the arrest. On
the books appeared merely "E. E.
Lehmann." There was no address.
No way in which to distingtfesh
whether E. E. Lehmann was a porter
or the State street millionaire.
The police were loth to talk about
the case, but it was finally dragged
.out." The other newspapers armear
to be suffering with a severe case, of
cold feet on the story.
Leonard A. Bushby, tracfion chief,
willing to accept proposed 1927 sub
way limit in subway deal.
U. S. Solicitor Patrick J. Farrell
drew petition for court writ for Fred
erick W. Ellis, president Armour
Lee Turner stabbed companion.
Judge Kersten wanted to give him 30
days. Begged for six months. Got it.
Andrew Coppetell, 639 S. State sfc,
killed it is said, hy being hit with
shovel. Wife claims Black Hand
did it. ,
Paris. Continued cold weather in
central districts of France bringing
out number of hungry wolves. Child
Grand Junction, Col. Rusji for
radium-bqaring lands of Paradox
Valley expected when snow has dis-1