Man at Devils Lake Fails To Go To Jail
Devils Lake, N. D., Oct. 18.—A man, thought to be demented, attempted to go to jail in this city, but was refused admittance to the cells of the bastile by the authorities. It seems that the fellow came from Doyon on request of the authorities there who gave him a ticket to this city and told him that they thought good cold weather quarters could be obtained from the sheriff of Ramsey county. Failing with the sheriff, the man next sought free board and lodging in the city bastile, but was again disappointed in his efforts to secure a home.
An effort to buy the man a ticket and ship him to Grand Forks failed, as the fellow disappeared before train time. He is being cared for by the Salvation Army and his mental condition may be investigated.
Grand Forks Herald, 10/18/1919