Chicago police are victims of April Fool's pranks.
I ALL CHICAGO FOOLED ON APRIL FOOL'S DAY . Police Are Worst Sufferers From the Pranks of Persons Seek- Seek- - ing . Amusement - in - 1 Freak Activities. UNDERTAKER IS MADE VICTIM PhpneCall at 3:30 A. M. Brings Him to Doors of Station and trie Officers Are Startled by Sight of Casket. The Gowk, the old English embodiment of tomfoolery. Mew Into Chicago yesterday, one leg ..lad in yellow and the other in red. and woe to the unsuspecting whom he sent on foots' errands, such as Inquiring for Eve's grandfather or purchasing three peno'worth ol left handed monkey wrenches. - Chicago entered Into tbe spirit of the day. although. - unfortunately. some .of the Gowk's victims appeared lackiqi in a sense of humor. The police of ih Warren avenue atatloo rushed a, patrol wagon out to 422 South Western avenue on tbe Information that n man had been murdered.. When they arrived arrived they found the place was only a poll- poll- j Ing booth and that tbe only "dead ones" were political candidates. Joseph Jarxerabrowski of . 1232 Noble atreet waa another "easy mark." At 3:30 It. m. he received a call to take charge of a "dead man" at-Hudson at-Hudson at-Hudson avenue and Black-hawk Black-hawk Black-hawk street. He drove to tbe scene and unloaded a casket at the door of the Hud-eon Hud-eon Hud-eon avenue police station. The desk sergeant sergeant viewed the funeral preparations with dismay. Then Jirztivtbrowskl took a look at the calendar and went borne. Another "April Foore" call. was received at the Chicago avenue police station about noon, wben the report came that a man had been killed at West Oak street and Milton avenue, an intersection known as "Death corner." If a hadn't been election day the treat would, have been on tbe police. - The ancient county morgue boas waa spoiled by tbe telephone company, which installed a f pecial operator to answer calls for "West 519." Persona calling tbe morgue on bona flde business, however, were an-royed an-royed an-royed at tbe explanations made necessary by tbls arrangement. "April Fool s Frolic No. 7" was presented last night by the Atlas club at Ita annual banquet in tbe gold room of the Congress hotel. "Tbe Advertising Follies of 1913" waa tbe feature of the entertainment. Tbe follies proved to be a "merciless mauling of tbe multifarious methods of men and mediums," in which no quarter was given to. anybody's advertising fads or fancies. President Samuel C." Stewart wa'a tbe impresario. impresario. '