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POLE WAS A POLECAT OR JUST
PLAIN COMMON SKUNK
Michael Pole will work for his own
board and lodging the next year. The
state of Illinois will see to that.
Since Jan. 1 Pole has lived off the
earnings of a girl to whom he made
love and then forced upon the street
to earn from other men the money
she thought was going In the end to
make a home for her and Michael.
Pole worked for the Congress hotel
as an oiler and got ?60 a month. He
roomed at the Wabash hotel, 37 S.
Wabash av. There he chanced to
meet' Maud Rice, a waitress, who also
She was pretty, so Pole invited her
to his room. She went and there he
made love to her. Then she. went to
live with him, for he had promised
her they would soon wed. Then he
enticed her to go upon the street to
sell her body to other men to get
money money he told her would
help to furnish their home.
They still lived together. Maud
would go upon the street, pick up a
man and take him up to the Wabash
hotel room. Pole would leave the
room and stand on the street corner
until 'the. "Visitor had left. At midnight
he would collect the earnings from
On Feb. 16 he became enraged and
The story was told in morals court
Judge Goodnow gave him a year's
sentence and two fines, one of $500
for pandering and another of $100
And some one remarKed in court
that all Pole needed to his name to
give it the ring of truth was the suf
fix "cat," otherwise just plain skunk.
The chin it was made to raise trou
ble, Either dimples or pimples or stubble;
Then some have the gall
To not grow at all,
While others come triple and double.
. Collier's Weekly.
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