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"IT WAS MYFIRSTHAPpiNESS?' SAYS GIRL WHO
, -' EJjOPED WITH 0OVS1K ..
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The romance of Hazeldell .Knapp,
the -18-year-old stenographer, -ana
her .cousin, Edward A. Hastihgs,swith
whom she eloped after a marriage
license was secured, came to an
abrupt and unromantic ending dn.the
dull grey detectlve'bureau today: .."
Hastings is declared by- George H.
Knapp, the girl's, father, '1817-Washington
boulevard vto have a wife-and
children in Waterleek, N. Y. The
couple eloped in the-middle of May1
while Hastings was a guest, at the
Knapp home. He was brought back
from San Francisco, whither they
fled, on a warrant charging -abduc
.TTastfngsleapedfrom, a window of
the,vtrain and" was badly hurt Detec
tive 'Sergeant Kinder, who brought
the couple back, told the story, -
- "It wasJa few .miles out of North
Platte, leb.,"'he said. "Hastings was
pretty sick. He, had been sick all
the way. The window was wide open,
that night and it' was blistering hpt
''All of a: sudden Hastings dove out
of the window. The girl screamed and
grabbed the cord. We -went back to
the swamp and searched. No sign of.
Hastings. Soerstoppea off I got
the sheriff, and the sheriff got a
rcouple"of T)Joodhounds. We went into
I the- swamp and tracked him down. '
On the-way-back-from, vtheacoast 1 31ier-po6r fellow was awfuDy sick;
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