Whitman County Gazette - Serving Whitman County since 1877

Good Old Days: Nov. 19, 2020


November 19, 2020

125 years ago

The Commoner

November 15, 1895

Whitman County had a wholesale jail delivery on Sunday night, Jailer Newcomer being disarmed, bound and gagged and six prisoners walked out of the jail.

The men thus attempting to escape were Frank Kelly, a partner of Murderer Symes of Adams county, and who was arrested at Oakesdale, on Friday on a charge of cattle stealing; Thos. Elliott, on trial for cattle stealing, and arrested together with Philip Kailor; James Greer, accused of burglary and also waiting trial; Andrew Reidt, who was convicted of burglary and awaiting sentence; Wm. Wagner, a...

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