Attempted escape from Dillsburg lockup

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Attempted escape from Dillsburg lockup - Rut-'the j ' 31 years, all charged with...
Rut-'the j ' 31 years, all charged with drunken-ward,, i dUorderly wndurt. . Against i Hefcs who Is accused of having with I j i ! FRUSTRATE ATTEMPT TO FREE PRISONERS Constable Weaver and Deputies Arrest Men Who Attempted to Break Into DiHsburg Prison An attempt made at abut 3 o'clock Sunday morning to break open the lockup at DiHsburg from tho outside and liberate three prisoners arrested on Saturday night, was frustrated by Constable Weaver ar.d several depu ties who had wind of the plot and j were lying in wait ciose oy. i nreo oi the would-be liberators were arrested, and placed In the lockup. and the constable brought five handcuffed prisoner to the Y'ork cvunty Jail. ha.v- tieen held f"r court by Justice of Peace Samuel If. Klugh. constable v eaver night, after 11 o'clock. vey Hess. :3 years Thomas. 2 years; and on Ka.turd.iy arrested Jtar-old; Clayton Mowers Wolf. out provocation struck several people, there Is an additional charge of as- ' - l . a . prisoners In the lookup the onataJjle "earu mat an a.ncn.pi wu to made by nome of their companions during the night to liberate them. Once or twice In the past ucn oe-; liverlea from the lockup had been prevent this one. Deputizing several residents to assist him the constable started for his hon In order to throw the plotters off their guard. "Watch was kept upon the lockup. Between 2 and 8 o'clock Sunday morning several men. armed with crowtars and pick axes, appeared at the lockup, and the watchers heard them communicate with the prisoners lnsld.'. telling them that they would "have them out soon." Before the first blow could be struck the watchers swooped down and arrested the three members of the party. They were Q.rge Cottenham. aged 32 years; Oeorge Dltmer. aged 2S. and Bert Davis, aged 40 years. Under the coat of Ditmer was found a live chicken, the presence of which la as yet unaccounted for. He and Cottenham were locked up and brought to York with the three arrested earlier In the night, and Davis waa release,! upon, i'.ls recognizance to appear at court. I ! I ' liar-I man-I nec-!

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  1. The York Daily,
  2. 29 Mar 1910, Tue,
  3. Page 2

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