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RUDOLPH RADKA

(PER FBEBB ASSOCIATION.) luvxroakoill, Deoember 12. Bftdks, the escaped prisoner, appeared • to have had a rough time of it during his three months concealment; He was wearing clothes other than those he escaped In, and use dirty cod haggard looking* Be made his way to the Court by » right of way through the town, and jumping a- fenoe to the rear of the Supreme Court, walked up a private stairs Into tbe presence of the judge and offiolala. Constable Fretwell, who had never seen him but bad a photo, was just coming ont of the witness box. He got bit eye on the lad and asked If be wss R*dka. He Mid ha wss and was taken Into custody. It Is believed that b« came Into town because be was thoroughly tired of the life ha was living, not being able to get •way from tbe district.' Oa one ooossloa the police were hunting for him some miles from town, and questioned two young men who were ehootlng. Radka was at that time behind a tree a few yards off, Invsboaroili., Deoember 13. At the Police Court to-day Rudolph Badks wss ohsrged with having eieaped from gaol- He pleaded guilty, but said the cell door was left open or he could OOt have got oat. 8.% also stated that ball bad been refused him and he dsolded to reteln his liberty till the time of bis trial. Mr MoOullough R.M. sentenced him to four months bard labor. Prisoner will be brought op at the Supreme Court, charged with arson this afUtnoon.

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RUDOLPH RADKA, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2012, 13 December 1888

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RUDOLPH RADKA Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2012, 13 December 1888

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