...as a transcriber I came across this article & thought I would add it here:
The Daily Oklahoman
p.4 / 12
ARKANSAS SLAYER MUST DIE TODAY
PARIS, Ark., July 13 -
Arthur Tillman, aged 22, who is to be hanged here
Wednesday for the murder of a girl, made a futile
dash for freedom while being brought here from the
penitentiary at Little Rock Monday.
He was guarded by three deputy sheriffs in the
baggage car. As the train slowed down at a steep
grade he broke the fetters which bound his ankles
and with a bound opened the door of the car. He
hesitated a fraction of a second before jumping and
that proved his undoing. A deputy sprung and seized
the youth by his coat just as he leaped. The coat
held and the prisoner was pulled back into the car.
The last hope for Tillman vanished Monday night when
County Attorney Benton refused the request of Tillman's
attorney that the youth be granted a respite. Governor
Hays had agreed to grant the respite if the prosecutor
and judge would recommend it.
Tillman twice escaped since his arrest. His first
break was immediately after his arrest, when he
jumped through the window of a house where he was being
guarded. He was recaptured in Fort Smith a week later.
While being taken to the penitentiary at Little Rock
he leaped from a moving train but was recaptured in the
hills the following day.
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