MOTOR CAR RUNS AWAY.
Demolishes Popcorn Wagons, Then Crashes Into Theater.
A light roadster motor car ran away from its driver at Twelfth and Walnut streets last night, demolished a popcorn wagon at Thirteenth street and then ended its career by crashing into the corner of the Globe theater. At 11 o'clock several men were seen at Twelfth and Walnut streets, pushing the car south. The engine had "died," and efforts were being made to revive it. The efforts were startlingly successful and before the men could jump in the machine it gave a wild jerk and ran to Thirteenth street.
"The car swerved into the popcorn wagon and then crashed into the Globe," declared W. C. Ansell, manager of a theater, who witnessed the affair. "It was going fast and those of us who saw the car coming made no futile efforts to stop it."
Popcorn, peanuts and chewing gum decorated the intersection at Thirteenth and Walnut streets. A crowd gathered and poked around the ruins of the vendor's wagon, searching for money, a quantity of which scattered in the confusion.
The runabout is owned by the Bonner Portland Cement Company. The names of the men in charge of the machine could not be learned.