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THREE BURGLARS, ONE INTENDED VICTIM, AND AN
OFFICER, ALL JOHNS, CREATE A STORY
John Kowalewski, 1151 Grand
ave., was "blackballed, or black
balled himself, from the Burglars'
fraternity last night. Anyway
you take it, John, who was a can
didate for the binding and gag
ging degree, did not join.
John plotted with two other
desperate companions to rob the
home of John Schultz, 1913 N.
Hoyne ave. Each had his part,
and John being a novitiate, was
given a rope with which to bind
the victims while his pals flashed
the menacing weapons and put
over the "Hands up" oratory.
At, the witching hour of mid
night (the bold bandits were on
their way. The other two mut
tered many "Harks" and "Curses"
to impress John with the serious
ness of the business. John was
properly impressed. His actions
left no doubt of that.
"Wont the cops get us?" he
chattered. The wind was howl
ing and sweeping the snow into
"Listen to the boob," answered
a disgusted companion. "Don't
you know nuttin' ? All the bulls
' is in saloons a bad night like this,
waitin' to see that the 1 o'clock
law ain't violated. Come on."
The trio finally reached the
Schultz home. A window was
forced and the first two went in.
John came last, for as 'rope bearer
he wouldn't be needed until the
guns had gotten in their work.
One of the robbers stumbled
over a chair. Tnhn iumnerl. The
house remained quiet, and the
men stole through the hall. The
leader opened a bedroom door.
He was desperate, and his com
panion was desperate, and John
was desper-r-nate. Blood and
curses they we're bold men. They
were vil ,
And just then Mrs. Schultz
screamed. "Help !, Robbers !" she
When she began to yell John
was in the hall. When she fin
ished he was a block and a half
away, and exceeding the speed
limit at every step.
People coming to work early
today wondered what made the
sidewalks so free from snow. It
Was where Tohn had nlowed
along in his mad chase for home.
He never stopped for breath until
he was safe in bed. He wanted to
sleep and forget all' about it. Then
his two companions 'rushed into
"Whatcha mean by blowing
like that," demanded the leader.
"Just because the old wren peep
ed you get scared and run. How
could we rob her without you and
the rope. Don't you know it
ain't proper to rob people this
week unless you tie 'em up.
Them's the latest rules given out
by the Burglars' union and the
affiliated "bodies, the street car
companies and the I. C. Look
how they tied people up. An'
they got the money. Guess we'll
finish you with that piece of rope
John still had a good run left
in him. He shot out of bed and