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Title: Frustrated Plans
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Last Sunday evening at about six o'clock Jailor Holmes discovered that an attempt was being made by the men confined in jail to break out. In the south-west corner of the jail a hole had been dug through the cement, stone and dirt to the depth of about four feet, the dirt and stone being heaped upon the floor to one side. The men had nothing to do the work with except their hands and one can imagine it was slow work, indeed. Had they not been discovered for 12 hours later their escape would have been impossible, as after digging below the foundation they would still have to dig as much again to get upon the outside. A number of years ago a stone, gravel and cement floor was put in the jail and at that time it was thought to be strong enough to resist all attempts at breaking through, but the cement has become rotten and is almost worthless. One of the prisoners in explanation of their doings said that they saw a rat go through that corner and they were after the rat.

Date: 12/27/1877
Origin: The Warren Republican
Record ID: 00002490
Type: Periodical
Source Archive: Warren County Historical Society
Date Entered: 8/10/2001
Entered By: Amber M Knipe

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