Hiram James 3

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ESCAPED M MGfilV THE CLETEB PLAN OF ALOCAli FOESEB Hr If Xmmitte4 id tha County tjpUalod ilanipi Oyer thB Fence - - The police are eagerly searching for a runaway fdrgev Hiram James who escaped fronfthe County Hcspital last Saturday night after avwelWsid and tap Clever plam - X faw days ago James was arrested and held to answer lof forgery y PolkeJndge Ei In deitultot 12000 bail be was confined In the County Jail on November 5tb H had a severe wound on oneotTiis hands which had been Dit - ten by a dbg and be thought it an excellent scheme to demand medical aid more thorough than that given In his Broad way quartera He appealed to City Pbysidair Yemans who informed the Sheriff that the prisoner was in need of Immediate medical treatment and should be sent to the County Hospital The Sheriff - presented the request to District Attorney Barnes who drafted the necessary order committing James to the County Hospital and then presented itto Judge Wallace for signature The Presiding judge signed the order and on Saturday after - noon James was taken to the County Hospital He was not there very long however Just bow long be remained no one seems to know but at 11 oclock that night the nttrae of the wardrepnrted that bia charge bad disappeared Ko search was made for him and no announcement Of bis escape was made until yesterday morning when the Sheriff was notified At 10 oclock the police started to look for James They have as yet been unable to get the slightest trace ot hira When he iumped the fence of the County Hospital be lett no tracks Dr Bradbury resident physician of the County HospiUL declares that he is not responsible 1or the safekeeping of any prisoner consigned to the hospital for treatment If the proper authorities see fit to send prisoners to the hospital be always accepts them but sis he has no means of properly guarding them he assumes no responsibility tor them la aieinary of Judge Hoge At the opening o the bupreme Court yesterday morning ex - Judge E VT Mc - Kinstry presented a memorial adopted by the Bar Association eulogistic of the late Judge Hoge The Justices and the gathering of lawyers and litigants listened with profound attention to the reading Chief Justice Beatty said My col - learues will azree with me I think when I say that no word of tribute to the mem ory ouuage iioge can oe saia to wnicnna is not justly entitled Let the memorial be spread upJn the minutes n - r - m h KoglUh Kails The English mails from the TJmbria made the connection in New York and were dispatched bv the evening train of Saturday the 7thlnst They will arrive here on Thursday about noon The steamship Alameda will therefore sail about 3 r icon the 12th init

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  1. San Francisco Chronicle,
  2. 10 Nov 1891, Tue,
  3. Page 12

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