Whitman County Gazette - Serving Whitman County since 1877

Good Old Days: Dec. 31, 2020

Series: Good Old Days | Story 5

December 31, 2020

125 years ago

The Commoner

November 15, 1895

(continued from Dec. 17, 2020 issue of The Gazette)

The jailbreak was a well-planned one, showing that the originators were men with a genius for that kind of thing. The jail proper is in the northeast corner of the courthouse, directly beneath the prosecuting attorney’s office. The walls are very heavy, the ceiling is of steel, floor of cement and the windows, which are ten or twelve feet from the ground, are heavily barred. Inside the jail, and surrounded on all sides by an open corridor, is a steel cage, having two tiers of cells, with four...

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