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A HUMAN LOVE STORY IN REAL
LIFE UP BEFORE JUDGE SCULLY
A grim, somber story of a boy and
a girl was told in Judge Scully's
courtroom, yesterday, a story -which
should be called extremely sordid
were it not for the perfect love of the
two youngsters involved.
The story has to do with all the
mean disadvantages that beset the
poor, evil housing conditions, a father
to whom a child's marriage means an
economic loss, low wages and all the
other elements of that kind.
Two years ago Polly Czaczkosa,
now 22 years old, came here from
Poland. The only friends she had in
all Chicago was the family of John
Gorczykuski, who lived at 1733
Keenan street. They were related to
her by marriage.
Gorczykuski had five children. The
miserable wages paid these children
were highly necessary in the main
tenance of the family. So if they took
a new boarder that boarder must also
Polly worked as a domestic until
she had sufficient knowledge of the
English language to secure a job at
rotten wages at the Boston Store.
She has worked there for some time
now and only makes $6 a week.
Some of the people interested in
the case say that the elder Gorczy
kuski won't work, that he prefers the
genial companionship of the corner
saloon. This habit later played an
important part in the life of Polly.
The struggle for existence in Amer
ica was a surprise to Polly. The sor
did conditions she found in the
Keenan street home was a shock to
her who had been used to the sun
light and open air of Poland.
But her disappointment was tem
pered by one-of Gorczykuski's sons,
Joseph.- Joseph was three years
younger than Polly, but a stalwart
boy, whose growth defied the en
vironment in which he existed. "
It was not long before Polly and"
.Tnsfinh fell in love with each ofhp.r.
Every evening they would go to the 1
free parks and talk of their future,
which would be lived as one.
And then the head of the family
found he could increase his income
by taking in boarders. So he dou
bled up the members of his own fam-
ily. Not knowing of the love of Polly
and Joseph he placed them in one
Polly and Joseph's love for each
other, coupled with the conditions
under which they lived, led to the in
evitable. Time passed They con
tinued to live in the same room.
Then Polly came to Joseph and told
him that a child would soon be born.
Joseph went to his father and ask
ed permission to marry Polly. He
loved her and she loved him, he told
the elder Gorczykuski. The father
raged and told him he would never al
low it. Joseph was earning $8 a
week now, and $6 of that went to his
The father ended the argument by
putting Polly out. But the boy show
ed real manhood. He rented a few
rooms at low rent at 3192 Milwaukee
avenue, which he and she maintained
out of ,their miserable wages.
That was eight weels ago. Joseph
lived at his own home for two weeks
and then went to Polly.
Out of their combined income of
$14 they tried .to save enough over
the cost of living to be married. And
then Joseph's father had them ar
rested for adultery. The Case is now
pending before Judge Scully. The
father is a bitter prosecutor. He is
being supported by severa.1 saloon
keepers and Aid. John Czekala.
Czekala couldn't seem to see that
the wrong, which they allege has
been done society by the seemingly
unholy alliance of the two, could be
best righted by allowing the young
couple to satisfy their heart's desire
and be married.
He made the ridiculous plea thati
it would be a bad influence for Jos--eph's
brothers and the other boys of
The case will be heard again on
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