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HIS CAR RUNS ALONE.

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HIS CAR RUNS ALONE.

The New York Times
April 3, 1914


Machine Belonging to Airman Tabuteau Surprises Parisians.

Special Cable to The New York Times.

PARIS, April 2.—Passers-by along the Avenue des Acacias, in the Bois de Boulogne, were startled yesterday by seeing an empty motor car slowly moving along the road.  Some one jumped into it and put on the brake.

As he did so, a young man stepped out from the footpath.  "You need not bother," he said.  "It is my car, and it is used to going along like that."

The young man was the airman Tabuteau.  He had placed the near-side wheels against the side of the road and left the engine running with just enough power to keep up a speed of two or three miles an hour.  He and his friends then strolled in a parallel direction along the sidewalk, with the empty car following at their heels.

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