|Transcribed by Norma Knotts Shaffer from microfilm
of the Calhoun Chronicle dated 5/12/1921.
Holly Griffith Tries to Get Out Again
Moundsville, W.Va., May 10 - W.H. (Holly) Griffith, inmate of the state
penitentiary and facing trial in Mason county in connection with the death
of Ira Roush, of Antiquity, O., is suspected of planning a second escape
prison authorities stated today. A guard, they announced, had overheard
Griffith talking to another convict through an iron pipe and immediate
precautions were taken to frustrate an attempt at delivery.
Early last January, Griffith made a sensational escape from the institution.
At the same time a fire was discovered in the penitentiary, and Henry Lewis,
a convict was found dead. Griffith was recaptured several weeks later
and shortly thereafter tried and convicted on a charge of having killed
During the time Griffith was at large, Roush's body was found, and Griffith's
movements following his escape are said, by authorities, to have been traced
to the vicinity where Roush met his death.