C J McDevitt declines to buy body 1APR1914
I. HIS BODY '- '- - ' - - r i i - Youth Offers cTo Self Hospital ln Order To' Pay Fine of Pal " -.' -.' ' in Workhouse. ". "I want to sell my body, doctor." The speaker waa a clean-limbed clean-limbed clean-limbed young man, with the glow of health upon bis face,' and his strange offer waa made to Receiving Physician Dr. Charles McDeV-Itt McDeV-Itt McDeV-Itt at the City Hospital yesterday. Dr. McDevitt questioned him at length, and. satisfied that he as neither drunk nor Irrational, asked him why he wanted to dispose of the mortal remains . he was still occupying. ' ' "it s like-this, like-this, like-this, aoctor," said he. ; "My nsme is Thomas MUlett and my home Is at 1730 North Tenth street Philadelphia, and . I'm .21 years oldV ' Me and my bunky, Dewltt TutUet of New York City, started West some days ago to get work. A,, fellow In Philadelphia owed Tuttle some money . which he waa unable to pay, and gave him a revolver, which he said Tuttle,, might pawn,' and whatever he got on the weapon he could credit the account account with. . Tuttle carried the gun. which was loaded.' and Sunday night when we arrived here we. were both pinched. The coppers found the gun on my pal and placed - a charge of . carrying concealed weapons against him, andthey let me go. Monday "my pal was sentenced to 10 days and 85U for .carrying concealed weapons. Of' course, he ain't got the coin .to-pay .to-pay .to-pay the .fine. -Now. -Now. doc, you see how It -is. -is. Tuttle and J have been pals since we Were boys. . ' I ain't got a soul on "earth who'd care for me, alive or dead.- dead.- So I want to sell, my body for enough to get the boy out of 'his trouble.1. I'll, sign any kind of a contract so - as to make sure that youl! get It after I'm dead.;. ; -rr -rr McDevitt explained that It was no inna-er inna-er inna-er a custom for doctors to buy bodies. as the unclaimed dead In hospitals furnish furnish enough material for the dissecting mm: . Millett tried to persuade the doc tor to reconsider his decision, and finally lefj. crestfallen at his 111 success. . ' " In -.