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ATTEMPTED ESCAPE FROJf GAOL.

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ATTEMPTED ESCAPE FROJf GAOL. On Wednesday and Thursday considerable excitement prevailed at the Sussex County Gaol, in consequence of a prisoner attempting to make his escape from the budd- ing. His name is Dimollard Francois, a Frenchman, about 32 years of age. He was committed for trial from Eastbourne, on the charge of stealing some silver spoons and wearing apparel at Hailsnrom. It is the custom at the gaol to allow prisoners awaiting their trial to take two hours' open air exercise each day-one h->ur in the forenoon and another between 2 and 3 o" clack. On Wed- nesday, Francois and twelve other prisoners took their afternoon's airing together, being, as usual, guarded by turnkeys. At the termination of the exercise they were marched again into the prison and replaced in their cells. Francois, however, stopped back, for the purpose, it was thought at the time, cf proceeding to the governor to get a. letter written. At half- past 4 o'clock, after an hour and a half had elapsed,, the turnkey in whose ward Francois was placed, finding the iman had not returned, inquired for him, but tbe governor had not seen him, and suspicions were at once aroused that he had effected his escape. Wednesday is a day on which visitors are allowed to see their friends in prison, and the inference was that the prisoner, who was in plain clothes, and not in the prison garb, this being the rule with those awaiting their trial, h&d passed through the gate with other persons. The gatekeeper, who has a register of all persons admitted, was positive that no such man as the prisoner was Ascribed had gone out, so that the first conclusion seemed to be itnfcunded. The building was then searched over and over again. Every crack and corner where it was thought possible a human being might secrete himself was closely inspected, and tlr-e place in fact literally turned inside out. No 'Francois, howevsr, could be found, and the first conclusion—namely, that he had gone out at the gate- was attain adhered to. To guard against any nossibility •cf his being secreted about the premises, however, double watch WdS put on inside and outside of the building all Mght, and a body of police likewise patrolled the outer w.alJ. Thursday morning came, but no signs of Francois, and all hope of ".preventing his escape was abandoned. iEvery one concluded he was gone. About a quarter past one in the afternoon Mr. William Sanders (son of the .governor, Mr. John Sanders), who had but shortly before returned from London, saw a man run from the direction of the coal-hole to the outer wall, taking with him a short ladder which was being used by men ■eKgaged in painting thE building. He immediately geve chase, and rushing up -the ladder after him, caught the runaway as he was in the act of attempting to scale the wall. This man was the missing pri- soner Francois. He made no resistance, and was spsedily marched ef to his cell. Upon examination it was found that he had secreted himself in a small place near the englue-bouse filled with coke. The coke had be-en piled nearly,up to the ceiling, and Francois, during the time that elapsed between his leaving the other pri- soners and the alarm being given, had cradled up to the top of the heap and completely buried himself under the coke. Upon this hard bed he lay and fasted for 24 hours. Francois, although a young man, is stated to be an old offender, and was evidently fully acquainted with the habits of the prison, as the hour when he attempted to scale the wall was at a time when the prisoners were at dinner and the turnkeJ s were all engaged in the building. Had not Mr. Sanders, jun., accidentally been iu that particular part of the premises, the probability is he would have got over the wall, if not clean away, It is perhaps only due to Mr. Sanders, the governor, to state, th'at during the 33 years that he has had the ap- pointmesit of chief officer of the gaol, not a single pri- soner has effected his escape.

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