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ing, two blocks from the main entrance of the prison. The bodies of the dead desperadoes were unloaded and laid by the roadside, while Morley was taken into the turnkey office. Altogether, he had enjoyed his liberty for one hundred hours. He wore a corduroy cap, a duck coat with a fur collar, a brown flannel shirt, and heavy' dark trousers. He was again dressed in the regulation gray suit, and assigned to a solitary cell in the hole where, with Prince for a neighbor, he must remain until the trial.

Soon Lincoln's popular coroner, Mr. "Jack" Matthews, arrived at the prison. Six prisoners were drafted from the east cellhouse to go out and carry in the dead bodies. Three of these were lifetimers and had not been outside the prison walls for many years. They brought with them a blanket. The body of Dowd was first carried in, and that of Gray came second. Gray was unruly even in death, for the body seem inclined to roll off the blanket. It was


a ghastly sight indeed. The bodies were brought to the chapel and examined by Coroner Matthews. He found that Gray had been shot with a rifle below the heart. Dowd had also only one wound. The bullet had entered the right temple and come out the left ear. After the inquest nobody claimed the bodies and they were turned over to a medical college. I understand that part of Shorty Gray's body is still "in pickle" at the college.

Visitors at the prison gazing at the bullet holes, usually ask, "but how did the guns get in here?" That question still remains unanswered. On the evening following the murder, Major Antles, chief of staff to General Phelps, asked me that same question. For an answer, I went into the vaults and brought out the convicts' bank ledger and showed him the account of a safeblower. It showed where the man had sent two money orders to a woman relative of Shorty Gray's living in Lincoln. The ac-


count also showed. where he had given another inmate, a trusty, a check for eight dollars. The first charge, in my opinion, represented the money that paid for the guns, and the other, I thought was payment for getting them in. The major looked over the accounts carefully and asked me several questions. For a while he sat with the book before him, in deep study. Then he arose and started for the inside to investigate. Just then there came a report that the murderers were located and he had to get out his men and start in pursuit of the fugitives. When Morley was captured the question was put to him and he answered: "There is only one man besides me who knows that, and he won't tell." But my theory always was, and still is, just as I told Major Antles. But it seems to me that the authorities, after getting the murderers, were satisfied and did not care much to investigate further how the guns got in.



All day Friday, Governor Aldrich was snowbound at Auburn. He tried to get to Lincoln by the way of Falls City but did not succeed. Early Friday morning he called up the prison by long distance telephone. I answered the phone. I gave the governor all the details about the escape, and of the gallant fight of our brave warden against such overwhelming odds. "It is sad indeed, very sad," said the governor. "Where were you during the fight?" he asked me. "I was with my chief, Governor; the others fled, but I was with him and he died with his right hand in mine." Late that night the governor managed to get a train out of Auburn and together with Chairman Maggi of the board of pardons, he appeared at the prison bright and early Saturday morning. He inspected the big prison from one end to the other and held conferences with the