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Five Boys Break Jail

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A watermelon car on the Michigan Central was broken open, Sunday, and some twenty-flve melons abstracted and eaten by some twelve or thirteen boys. A number of arresta were made, and nine of the boys have been before Justice Pond. Frank Rahr, eighteen years old, had a piece of the melon, and paid a fine of $5 and $5.15 costs. Louis Schiappacassee, aged twelve, had two melons handedj Mm, and was flned $2 and $5.15 costs. Christian Klaist,aged sixteen, and Frank Healy, wer eeach flned $2 and $5.15 costs. The others plead not guilty and were tried. They were Edward Wasser, aged fifteen, of this city, three Detroit boys, John Norman, William Duiïy and Frank Kuhn, each thirteen years old, and Homer Baker, who carne from Toledo, aged fonrteen. The boys looked much younger than they were. The four outsiders were "on their way to Whitmore Lake as bootblacks. The boys testiñed tliat the seal of the car was broken by Joe Clinton, who has not yet been found. A Detroit boy named Frank Eaymond, aged twenty, handed the melons out. The little Baker boy aroused the sympathy of every one. He was bright, intelligent, used good language, told a straightforward tale, but broke down and cried when he mentioned his mother and when the f act that he had no home was referred to. His mother died two years ago, he said, and his father is in prison at Columbus, Ohio, for counterfeiting. His father and mother had parted five years ago, and his father had taken him. His mother's mother lived in Maryland, but wouldn't let him live with her on account of his father. He didn't know where he would go to, if released. He had been to school, and liad studied reading, writing, grammar, geography and physiology. He told the prosecuting attorney how many bones the human body has, and wrote his name in a free and easy hand. The Norman boy said his father was dead. His inother was a washerwoman. The Duffy boy said his father ,vas a street cleaner. The Kuhn boy aid his parents were living, had been irrested once before because a boy ívho broke into a car laid it on to hiin. The Norman boy also had been arrested Eor breaking a window. The boys were remanded to jail to await the action of their parents, f ailing which, all flve are to go to the reform school until seventeen years of age. These five boys suceeded Wednesday afternoon in doing what the horse theives, and convicts confined in the jail have tried many times to do and failed. They broke jail. At the dinner hour they were all right, but at half past two it was found that they had escaped from the jail: Offlcers were sent out in all directions. Deputy Sheriff McCabe got young Duffy at Ypsilanti, whither he had walked, Marshall Murray captured Wasser ou on the campus, and Sheriff Dwyer got the other three boys at Wayne whither they had gone on the bumper of a freight car. The boys had escaped in a peculiar way. They were locked in the cage up stairs but not in cells. One of them had climbed up on top of the cage and through a small opening made by the arch of corrugated iron top of the building, the width of the space in the middle and consequently highest part of the arch being only eight inches. He had then unlocked the door and let the others out.