Dimmitts 26 sept 1899 The Daily Iowa Capitol

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Dimmitts 26 sept 1899 The Daily Iowa Capitol - JAILER MAXWELTj IS SERI- OUzflOY IJfJUBJOD....
JAILER MAXWELTj IS SERI- OUzflOY IJfJUBJOD. ipsy ' Benson and Klxy Pimmitt Make Their Hbcape—Beusou Is an Old Offender- lla<l Just Been Recaptured. Peggy Benson and El2y Dimmit, the! two men who assaulted Jailer A. R, , Maxwell and escaped yesterday after-) _ noon, succeeded in eluding the officers; "who went out in pursuit of them almost i immediately after their escape and have not yet been capture. The injuries inflicted upon Mr. Maxwell by the two men are seriou .- and of such a naturc i thac thev m *y r »ult fatally. The wea-! pon whh , h lhey u d w ih , ( a ; 1 p.ed from town while out on bail. He wa« seen Sunday by Special Officer j SSu^r^-el ^ P ° liC6nien and left them to bathe. They had evidently secreted the club in their clothes, for when he was? taking them back and was just about to open the ceil door, he was Assaulted by them. Durinsj rhe evening he recovered His senses sufficiently to say that he did not know which one had struck him, but that they had c m, u a ey a j jumped onto him together and downed | him. The other prisoners in the jail {came and assisted him to a bed in their! ' rooms adjacent to the jail. Here Dr. 1 , | Patchin was at once called and the i-^.n-nm »<i= U.L unt-r ua.ueu zmu LIIU , wounds puffered by "Mr Maxwell care- 1 fully examined. I Early this morning there was no ap- j parent improvement in his condition ' operation will have to be per- > upon his skull today. The-in-! on to be noticed upon his heart • as may prove fatal. He was wv. ~^.,. ^ terrific blow and if the "pren- , sure of his skull is on the base oL the brain there is little hone for him. Benson and Dimmitt eecanexl from the jail through the west entrance of the basement and on. through the alley i to Ninth, where they separated and j Benson went south to the railroad yards I and Dimmitt went north across Wai-! nut - A lar ^ e posi=e of special officers! w ^3 immEciiacely sent out in search of ; ^ nem an d tlie search was continued loh into tne n is nt without effect,

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  1. The Daily Iowa Capitol,
  2. 26 Sep 1899, Tue,
  3. Page 6

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