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Masón, Feb. 26.- A few minutes after 12 o'clock'Saturday the grand jury iuvestigating the salaries amendment irregnlarities announced that it was ready to report. After making the annonncemeut an adjournment was had for dinner. About 1:15 the jury reíurned and filed into the courtroom. Shortly afterward Judge Person emerged from lús private office and took his seat upon the beiieh. The roll of the jurors was called by County Clerk Blackmore. He then propounded the usual inquiry as to whether they liad agreed apon the findings. Foreman answered in the añirmative and then stepped forwarcl and presented the list of indictments as follows: A. A. Ellis, John W. Jochim, Joseph F. Hambitzer, John G. Berry. Frank A. Potter and George B. W airen, felony; John Q, Berry. John W. Joohim, Joseph F. Hambitzer, William May and A. A. Ellis, misdemeanor; A. A. Ellis, John G. Berry, Joseph F. Hambitzer, John W. Jochim. William May, Frank A. Potter, George B. Warren, Marcas Peter son, George H. Bussey and John G. Clark, misdemeanor. They were required to give bail for their appearance for trial. Attorney General Ellis preseuted' a formidable array of snreties. They were ex-Congressman George W. Webber of lonia, S. W. Webber of Lyons. N. B. Hayes of Muir, Major A. F. Kelsey of lonia, Chauncey J. Rumsey of Muir, and F. A. Sessions and J. E. Just of lonia. They severally qualified for 35,000 on the "charge of forgery, 1,000 on the charge of destroying the Wayne county records, and 1,000 on the charge ■of conspiracy. The persons charged with conspiracy ■were required to enter into recognizance of S 1,000 each ex-Clerks Potter and Warren, on the ohargö of making a false return, gave $2,000; the menibers of the state canvassiugboard,upon a like charge, each gave 5.000 bail, and upon the charge of vvillful negiect $1,000. State Treasurer Hambitzer's süretiea are A. O. Bement, mayor of Lansing, and J. B. Judson of this city. Each becaiae liable in the suin of S7,000 in the aggregate. Land Commissioner Berry offered his son James, his deputy, Alei Cameron; A. M. Dobblers of Lansing, Wyatt L. Brown of Detroit and H. L. Henderson of Mason as sureties ! and each became bound for 7,000. Clerk Potter's sureties are L. S. Hud son and Alex Blair of Lansing, while J. B. Judson and W. G. Wiley of Lansing became responsible for George H. Bussey's appearance. Clerk George B. Warren arrived on an afternoon train. He stood mute when arraigned upon the charge of conspiracy, and making a false public record. His father, Postmaster F. G. Warren and Horace Wilcox, both of : Charlotte, are his sureties. lt now remains for the prosecuting attorney to continue his arduous task of bringing the guilty ones to justice upon a public trial in the circuit court, and doubtless quite a number of the aciiused will be brought to trial at the March term in Lansing.


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