plied to him also the water cure; there was no trace
of this entered upon the records, and like this, others were also
It is a long road that has no turn. After Tom Smith, came a gentleman,
a man with a heart and soul, James Delahunty, under who's administration
the Chicago slavedrivers did not last long, for, as they said to
Mr. Delahunty, "If we cannot get these men punished, we cannot
make any money, and we shall retire as soon as our contract expires." "You
may retire now," said the warden, and during the month of
June, 1911, they packed their trunks and left Lancaster for good.
After Mr. Delahunty was murdered, there came Warden Melick who
discontinued the use of the "hole," and kept the keys
in his possession; but that is another story and you will read
about it in another chapter.
TRUE CHRISTIAN FRIENDS
No sooner has the judge pronounced sentence upon the prisoner
than some one commences to undo the sentence by helping the prisoner
out of the penitentiary. Strange to say that the greater the crime
the more people there are on hand to come to the rescue of the
prisoner. Women, especially rush to the aid of the most notorious
prisoners, especially murderers and rapists. Why do they do it?
Some do it because of real, true sympathy, and because like the
great Master did, they also visit and comfort those who are in
jail. These are the people I shall tell you about in this chapter.
A different kind of people are always ready to come and call on
the prisoner. And why do they do it? For the notoriety there is
in it, for the sake of satisfying their curiosity and perhaps for
what graft there is in it. Of these "would-be soul savers"