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From the Colfax Gazette, Friday, August 27, 1897

Broke Out of Jail

Monday night at Pullman, three men whose names were not known, were seen breaking into the residence of J. M. Palmerton. The officers were notified and the men captured while still in the house. The were locked up and preliminary examination fixed for Tuesday afternoon. When the officer went to bring the prisoners into court, he found the lockup vacated, the three burglars having escaped during the morning. The cell door was fastened with bolts, the nuts being screwed into place. The prisoners had cut a notch in a...


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