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ESCAPES FOM PEN TO
- HELP MOTHER RETURNS
Jackson, Miss., Jan. 22.-When
Governor Brewer arrived at his
office this morning, he announced
that he was going toube very busy
and gave orders that he was not
to be disturbed
Shortly afterwards, came a
white faced, grim looking man,
who pushed his way unheedingly
toward the governor's office.
"Here, you can't go in there,"
said an excited secretary,' as the
grini looking stranger laid his
jiand'on the knob of the guberna
"Can't I?" inquired th'e Strang
er, and immediately disproved the
Governor Brewer was annoyed.
What is the use of being a gov
ernor unless your orders are
"Well, what do you want?" he
demanded' of the stranger.
"I don't. You do. I'm John
Brock, the murderer who escaped
fro mthe penitentiary htree weeks
ago. J want to tell you a story'
lWhat!" yelled 'Governor
Brewer, and rose hastily from his
"You needn't do that," said the
man as he saw the governor's
hand reaching to push a button.
"I'm not violent. I've come to
giye myself up.' But I wanted to
"tell you about it."
,Goyernor Brewer mopped his
forehead, and-sank back into his
seat. Brock drew forward a chair,
hitched up.hfs trousers, and made
L -iJOne month ago" he said, "I,
in the penitentiary, heard that my
father had deserted mother. So,
of course I had to escape. I laid
my plans, and a week later car
ried them out. I went to the old
home. Mother wasn't there. I
hunted around until 1 found her,
and made arrangements so she
would be cared for.
"That's all fixed up now. So I
have com eto give' myself up. But
I thought I'd better tell you about
it in case the warden is angry;
Brock stopped, and Governor
Brewer mopped his forehead
' "Yes," he said quite so. Tell
about the arrangements you have
made for your mother."
It was difficult to get Brock to
talk, but at last he did so, and
told the governorhe whole story
Then he led away to be taken
back to the penitentiary, but his
story has so impressed Governor
Brewer that a pardon for Brock
is not at all unlikely.
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