|Publisher:||The Birmingham News|
|Place of publication:||Birmingham, Alabama|
|Date of publication:||11/2/1904 0:00|
REWARD SOUGHT FOR THIS MURDERER. SHERIFF OF CHILTON COUNTY WANTS THE GOVERNOR TO ACT ON MAPLESVILLE MURDER. REPORT ON WALKER OFFICIALS. Special to the Birmingham News. MONTGOMERY, Ala., Nov. 2–Sheriff J. M. Morgan, of Chilton county, was in the city yesterday afternoon to see the governor about offering a reward for the capture of Jim Hardin, a negro, charged with killing E. W. Davenport, of Maplesville, last Sunday. Sheriff Morgan stated to the Birmingham News correspondent that the citizens of Maplesville had offered a reward of $150, and that one of his deputies had offered a reward of $25, making a total reward of $175. The sheriff is very anxious to get the negro, and says he hopes the governor will offer a reward. The governor was out of the city, but will return today when the matter will be taken up.