Adams Jumps Bail in 1896


Transcribed by Norma Knotts Shaffer from microfilm of the Calhoun Chronicle dated 6/2/1896.

Some time ago Dan McCune and Chess Adams were committed to the jail of this county by G.W. Ritchea, which fact was reported at the time, and a short time after that Carr Shafer bailed Adams out and took him home. For some time he stayed pretty well contented, but of more recent days he had become restless, and on last Thursday morning he started for the Lord only knows where, but was met on the way by Shafer, who took him back. Shafer was compelled to be away from the house to look after business matters, and some time during the afternoon of last Thursday Adams again rolled up his collars and socks and made another break and it is said was going "beyant the ears." He was not known to be missing for about an hour, which gave him start enough to make the chase lively. Shafer overtook him up on Philips run and brought him on in and deposited him safely in the cooler. Chess will there have an opportunity to think "on his ways" until court, and then he may just have begun to think.