Part 7 A. C. Mikel

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Part 7 A. C. Mikel - The Provocation. . Mr. Gillespie further stated...
The Provocation. . Mr. Gillespie further stated that Craig was born and reared in the vicinity of Downs. That in the spring of 1114 when twenty years of age, lie worked for Cbauncey Adams, who rented a forty from A. C. Mikel. That Mikel became angry with Craig while tio latter was planting corn, but that later this difference was patched up. That during the winter of 116, Mikel again became angry at Craig when he presented Mikel with a bill for services rendered In tho taking of some homes to Bloomington Bloomington and some mules to Downs. The quarrel was over one Item of the bill. But that Mikel finally paid the bill amounting to $11 and went away and never spoke to the defendant again until the Saturday previous to the tragedy. Three Witnesses Called. Two witnesses were called by the state before closing time. A. H, Bell, county surveyor, took the stand and testified to bating made plats of the scene of the quarrel. F. It. Cole, a mail carrier, who was standing across the street from the alley and saw the whole affair. He said he saw an object fail and ran to the alley. He saw Craig stoop down and turn Mikel partly over and heard him exclaim, exclaim, "Al get up." He said Mikel's feet were to the south and his head lying to the west Rev. H. E. Long-brake Long-brake Long-brake was next called. He was standing with some other men about twenty feet south of the alley. He heard an unusual noise and with the others ran to the scene. He helped carry the then dying man to McConnell's McConnell's garage and saw him breath his last there. The trial of this case Is expected to take until Friday. The veniremen have been excused until Friday morning at ( o'clock, which is an Indication Indication of the length of the present trial.

Clipped from The Pantagraph03 Jan 1917, WedPage 7

The Pantagraph (Bloomington, Illinois)03 Jan 1917, WedPage 7
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