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PRISONERS Deliyered To the OiUcers At Manchester. THE SOLDIERS RETURN HOKE AFTER JL QTJTXT A2TD VUZVZXT- VUZVZXT- m stay rsr clay cottsty. EVERYTHING SEEMS SERENE. Manchester, Ky., Sept. 18. Special. Special. Tired, hungry and covered with dust. Company D, Second regiment, Kentucky State Guards, Capt. J. F. Hawn commanding, under orders of Sheriff McHargne, of Laurel, with Solomon Solomon and Jim Griffin, arrive! In th world-famed world-famed world-famed Manchester yesterday, without any happening of Interest, other than on wagon turning over with a load of soldiers. Private Fox received a slight wound on the hand as a result. To a person unacquainted with Clay county th country presents a far different different impression than rhat obtained by reading; sensational newspaper reports. The country is thickly populated along the route from Barbourvllle and presents presents an appearance of enterprise and prosperity which la not equaled In either Knox or LaureL The roads are much better; the farms are better cultivated cultivated and the general appearance of the people Is anything but what one Is led to believe from reports. The county Is quiet. Kn rout Ihe soldiers met no less than a dor.en wiil-equlpped wiil-equlpped wiil-equlpped rigs and turnouts conveying intelligent young men and women. The people have an sir of pride, and are aa clever as any people in the United States. Manchester Is an old-fashioned, old-fashioned, old-fashioned, culet, easy-going easy-going easy-going town. Absolutely no drinking drinking , or disturbances have occurred since the soldiers have been here. Tit people of Manchester Inform ts that the people who are causing the trouble In Clay live along the laurl county line and every effort has been made to suppress them. The Grlfflns were delivered to the su- su- thorlties lot Clay, and the troops left to-day to-day to-day for Barbourvllle. The examin ing trial-of trial-of trial-of the Griffins for the murder of Deputy Sheriff Thacker will be called to-day. to-day. to-day. The Phllpots will be in town, but no trouble Is expected. They were tn Manchester last week at th trial of some of th Griffin faction, but left as quietly as they came, without the slightest disturbance. . Capt. Hawn displayed much military skill In the precautions he took and the manner in which he controlled hia men. While they did not. anticipate trouble, every precaution was taken to prevent it, and at no time en route were the troops not ready for business at the slightest warning. THE TBOOP3 AT HOME. Surprised To Tind Things So Orderly In Clay County. Barbourvllle, Ky.. Sept. 18. Special. Th troops arrived home this after noon without any sensational happening happening to mar the monotony of the trip. They are greatly surprised at the condition condition In - which they found Clay county. Instead ' of illicit distilleries distilleries and bushwhackers' forts, as they had been led to extvect. they found . neat churches and school houses. Instead of the town of Manchester Manchester being In a state of terror and an outbreak momentarily expected, they found the people quiet. True. Tom Baker waa killed while surrounded by troops, but when the fact Is considered that this is the first killing in the town of Manchester In six yeara it Is readily seen that Manchester has a fairly good record after all. Most of the soldiers attended attended church last night. 4? ; 1 y

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  1. The Courier-Journal,
  2. 19 Sep 1899, Tue,
  3. Page 5

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