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Good Old Days: January 14, 2021


January 14, 2021

125 years ago

The Commoner

Nov. 15, 1895

(continued from Dec. 31, 2020 issue of The Gazette)

Some time during the previous week, the prisoners had obtained possession of a small file. With this they had attached a rod and had filed through the soft wrought covering, until the hard steel inside had been reached. This evidently the file would not touch, but the prisoners had succeeded in breaking the rod at that point. The effect of this was that when the jailer pushed the box lever from him the rod locking this particular door did not move. However, to prevent bei...

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