A Cute trick.
(N. C.) correspondent of the Charlotte Bulletin
given the following:
There were some eight prisoners who played a smart trick, a week or two ago, to make good their escape, which succeeded very well so far as they were concerned.
A case or two of small pox broke out among the prisoners and guard when it entered some of their heads that they would have the smallpox.
So they took a hot iron and stuck it about over their heads and stuck pins in one another, and then went before or, J. W. Hall
, surgeon at the post, and he sent them to a hospital about a half a mile from the garrison.
They stayed there but a few hours, and that was only to wait until dark, when they made good their escape, and have not been heard from since.