Saturday, May 12, 2012

THIS IS A FUNNY ONE - "Long Name Enters Station - Greek Restaurant Proprietor Offers Unheard of Cognomen as Security on Police Bond" article - Chicago Daily Tribune, September 21, 1905


Published in the Chicago Daily Tribune, September 21, 1905

LONG NAME ENTERS STATION.
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Greek Restaurant Proprietor Offers
Unheard of Cognomen as Security
on Police Bond.
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While Sergeant Delaney held open the door of the stockyards police station last evening, James J. Pappatheodorokoumountourgeotopoulos entered, dragging his name behind him.  He is proprietor of a Greek fruit store at 4213 Halsted street, and he came to give bonds for two fellow countrymen.  Gathering his name up like a scarf, the Greek deposited the armful on the desk, saying he could not write, and the sergeant would have to sign for him.  Delaney said he did not blame his visitor for not learning.  The name was accepted as security.



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