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THEY CALL THIS GIRL THE EVA
TANQUAY OF THE MOVIES
Florence.Lawrence has been called
by her critics the Eva Tanquay.of the
"movie" stage. . She is versatile,
bright and exceedingly agile.
She is as dexterous with a hand at
cards as she is -wielding a ballroom
She can 'do the"tough girl so
cleverly the part seems real. And
she can be ''sweet sixteen and never
kissed" without any apparent effort.
"There's something in training, of
course," she says. "And there is a
whole lot in just loving your work so
much that you live it all the time."
Florence Lawrence gets a big sal
ary and she plays in the Victor films.
AN ATTEMPTED JAIL DELIVERY
COSTS SEVEN LIVES
McAlester, Okla., Jan. 20. Seven
are dead and three injured, oneof
them a woman, as the result of an
attempt at jail delivery by three arm
ed convicts late yesterday.
One of the victims, Judge John R.
Thomas, is ex-cbngressman from Il
linois, a federal judge and a member
of the state code commission. He
was in the penitentiary consulting a
The other victims were P. C. Oates,
deputy sheriff; P. C. Godfrey, guard';
H. H. Decover, Bertillon man, and
China Reed, Tom Lane, Charles
Kuntz, prisoners. Miss Mary Foster,
prison stenographer, was shot in the
leg; J. W. Martin, turnkey, shot in the
cheek, and C. B. Woods, guard, shot
The three prisoners, Reed, Lane
and Kuntz, stormed the guard and
shot the three prison officials and
Judge Thomas, then rushed to the
penitentiary office and forced F. C.
Rice and Miss Mary Foster to accom
pany them to a buggy near the peni
tentiary and get in so that they would
not be able to give any alarm. Miss
Foster was shot in the leg by one
of the prisoners.
Someone, in the meantime, noti
fied Sheriff Foster, who organized a
posse and the prisoners were over
taken before they had gone half a
mile. In the battle which followed all '
three of the fugitives were shot to
Chinese bought 1,000,000 Bibles'
the first six months of last year.