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This article was published in 1901.
875 articles were published that year.

This article has a primary subject code of "Organized Crime" (II E 1).
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  • Chicago Tribune -- April 10, 1901
    Angry Greeks Attack Fellow-Countrymen Police Rescue Four from Crowds at 247 West Polk Street and Lock Them Up, Charged with False Pretenses

    The police last night rescued four Greeks from an angry crowd of their fellow-countrymen who were threatening them with violence. The disturbance arose at 247 West Polk Street, where the crowd was besieging John, Theodore, and James Patadopoulos and Theodore's MaLearas. Riot calls were sent in to the Maxwell and Desplaines Street Stations. Two patrol wagons full of policemen were soon on the scene and they succeeded in controlling the people. The Greeks say that the four men gave it out they were representatives of the Union Pacific Railway Company and offered to pay $1.75 a day for laborers in the West. The Greeks then paid $10 each for railroad fare. $3,000 in all, they say, and were demanding the money back.

    The four men were locked up in the Maxwell Street Police Station, charged with obtaining money under false pretenses. Lieutenant Ambrose, who assisted in arresting the men said:


    "If the police had not arrived when they did Patadopoulo and MaLearas would certainly have been killed by the angry crowd.

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