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Jackso.v, April 2. - The rewarcl of KOü offered for Latitner's capture will be awarded to six raen of Jerome, the iown where he was captured. They are James Wcstover, who first identifled Latimer at Walvvorth's store, and tha capturing party, composed of Joha ,Van Allen, James I'helps, James Moreland, Lester Carpenter and Georgië Sabin. At the inquest ou Haight's remains the jury returned a verdict to the efEect thatGeorge Haightdied from the effects of a dose of prussic acid, ieloniousiy, willfully and maliciously administered by Latiiner. The verdict also finds that Hiere has been gross neglirr'iK'c in the prison management in ::!■■. ing prison e i's to have the liberty i' tlie halls after loektng hours and ii. ailowing poisonous drugs to be taken into the prison and to go mto the hands of known desperate convicts therein imprisoned, and censures Clerk Taber and Capt. (jilliorsuch gross negligence, which gave Latimer the opportunity of procuving and administering' the poison and thus raaking bis escape. When arraigned for examination Friday afternoon Maurice P. Gill, captain of the prison guard, was discharged. The charge against him was aiding Latimer to escape. He was immediatey rearrested on a charge of negligence and placed under bonds of S500 'or hearing-. Gill is doubtful of bis ability to clear himself of this charge, but thinks complaints should also be made against Warden Davis and Clerk Taber, as he thinks them equally gnilty. New disclosures of the loose management of affairs at the prison have been made. Prisoners confined there s-ppear to have about all the privieges as well as luxuries they want. Talking with each other is prohibited by rule, but they visit and dieker among themselves in jewsharps, moutli organs, banjos, tobáceo and other thincrs. When supposed to be at work they gather in groups in the yard and teil stories. The trading feature was exposed by a clerk showing his books and complaining about the amount of work required to keep the books.


Ann Arbor Argus
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