Escape of prisoners.
--The Salem Register notices the escape of six prisoners from the jail of that town.
They were sent thither by General Wise
, who arrested them in Kanawha
They overpowered the jailor when he entered to give them water.
Ten escaped, but four were arrested.
The Register thus describes the six:
, Kanawha county
, Va., about 5 feet 11 inches, rather pale and slender, an Italian, aged 25 years. Phillip Frankenburger
, Kanawha C. H., about 19 years old, fair complexion, about 5 feet 2 inches, a Jew, from Germany
, talks broken.
, about 25 years old, hair rather dark; claimed his home in Mason county, Va.
, but had been working this year at Fallen Rock, Kanawha, Va.
, quick spoken, gentlemanly-looking man, about 5 feet 10 inches. James Bodkin, Kanawha, Va.
, about 5 feet 5 inches, of rather a swarthy complexion, dark hair, about 30 years old. Thomas Newcombe
, Putnam county, Va.
, about 25 years old, about 5 feet 10 inches, rather dark complexion, dark hair.
, California, (was on a visit to Roane county, Virginia
, when arrested,) about 5 feet 9 inches, and about 35 years old, dark hair, and rather fair complexion, a little hard of hearing.
Left without any baggage or clothing, except what they had on. They were poorly clad.