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leap and Devos was by his side. A
minute later they were high in
the .air and" they passed the fron
tier to France a-thousand feet
above the guards' heads.
Straight to Paris they went.
Devos was arrested there and
held for the Dutch officers. But he
again made valuable use of his
walk in the prison yard.
On a running jump he mounted
an iron-spiked wall 14 feet high
like a cat and dropped down in
the courtyard on the other side.
Quickly he made a dash at the
wall of the palace of justice.
Twenty feet up was a window.
A confederate let down a wire
ladder which -Devosjgrasped and
pulled himself up hand over
hand. When they searched the
building he had vanished for
the brother had been waiting
again with his airship on the
further side. -
Possibly 'Devos flew over to
Belgium; perhaps he crossed the
English channel on the wings of
the wind. '
If it were not for the Dutch
police officials Devos could return
to find hinfself the lion of the
boulevards, for Paris is delight
ed with the originality of making
a flight from prison a-flying.
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OFFERS BODY FOR FOOD
Philadelphia, Feb. 19. John
McCarthy, 70, offered to sell his
body for $15 to a local hospital.
He sajd he wanted just one week
with good meals and a warm bed
before he died.
The hospital turned down the
offer, but a purse was made up for
the old man and he gdt -ehougK
to hire a real bed for a night and
one square meal.
WOMEN ARRESTED FOR
Lawrence, Mass., Feb. 19.
Charged with "molesting the sol
diers on strike duty," three trem
bling women were arraigned be
fore Judge Mahoney here today.
The women, with about 20
others, were picketting in the mill
district today. As the employe
of the textile mills came along en
route to work, the women begged
them to quit.
The picketting plan had been
"tipped off" to the authorities.
When the women drew near the
mills, they found over 200 police
men, with drawn sticks, cavalry
men with drawn sabres, and in
fantry men armed with wagon
spokes, waiting for them.
Police, cavalry and infantry
charged, striking right and left,
and scattering the women, who
ran for their homesj screaming.
The three women were hustled
to jail. The first charge put
against them was "intimidation
and disorderly conduct."
Judge Mahoney discharged
two of the women. The third,
Jennie Radisarlowicz, he fined
Though motor cars change
In engine or in frame,
The water wagon model
Remains about the same.
New York Sun.
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