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 - BABERS Will Be Tried In Knox Circuit Court. '...
BABERS Will Be Tried In Knox Circuit Court. ' TAKEN TO BARBOURVILLE. inxLrwa or a doo causes some EXCITEMENT. THE TROOPS ORDERED HOME. Manchester, Ky., June Special. Manchester has passed through ber greatest crisis, and thanks to the coolness coolness of Sheriff B. P. White and his deputies deputies the only bloodshed was that of a flog. When Tom, Howard. Allen and John Baker and Will Helton . were brought Into court late yesterday afternoon afternoon by Col. Forrester and his troops, trouble was expected. Sheriff Whit cleared the court room, allowing; no one to remain save officials, lawyers and the Courier-Journal Courier-Journal Courier-Journal correspondent, the only newspaper representative present. It was a dramatic scene. John O. White sat with bis hands at his head. Staring at Tom Baker, the man who shot and killed his brother in cold blood with an explosive bullet Old man Bal Howard, weak and emaciated from the Wound Inflicted by the Bakers, never took his eyes oft the men who shot down Ills son Wilson without warning. Sheriff White, with two forty-fives forty-fives forty-fives buckled around blm. sat like a statue, keeping the peace with his piercing gaxe fixed n his brother's slayer. The soldiers Were motionless, their loaded guns at ""present-" ""present-" ""present-" The lawyers for the prosecution prosecution spoke not. The Bakers sat alone, facing their accusers. Their stoical In-Blan In-Blan In-Blan blood kept them from betraying by sign or look the deep feeling that evidently evidently possessed them. Judge Brown alone spoke. His tones were low and baiting, betraying his anxiety for peace. He read from the minute book showing that Tom and Howard Baker were ln-lflleted ln-lflleted ln-lflleted for murdering William L. White. They never moved a muscle, and as their attorneys for some reason had (ailed to appear, Tom Baker conducted the cases. The Bakers were quickly ordered to Jail and their cases transferred transferred to the Knox County Circuit Court at Barbourvllle. They were then locked up save Allen, who remained remained in camp with the soldiers all Sight. James B. Howard, County Assessor, who killed George Baker, father of the Baker boys, was Indicted for willful murder and was sent to jail, but placed In a separate cell from the Bakers. His case was transferred to the Laurel Circuit Court at London. He may be allowed bail. As soon as the Bakers were taken out f Cot Forrester's custody he filed a written pro! with Judge Brown, saying saying that tu (Forrester) had promised the Bakers before tney wouw - qi that he would protect them. The Judge Ignored the protest and put the prlson-. prlson-. prlson-. ers In charge of Deputy Sheriff Hacker, who maintained a close guard over them and the Jail all night. The troopa re mained in the court-house. court-house. court-house. At I o'clock this morning the soldiers were called to arms by Deputy Hacker, because of heavy firing near the Lucas Hotel. Investigation showed that a valuable valuable dog belonging to Judge James Ev-. Ev-. Ev-. srsole had been shot to death, the bullet lodging In the Lucas Hotel. Judge Ev-rsolesays Ev-rsolesays Ev-rsolesays Deputy Sheriff James Gam- Gam- brell and Dave Chadwell were seen by blm Just after the dog was shot, and he aw Gatnbrell fire five time. He will probably have Gam brell indicted. The hooting caused a big sensation, and many, fear it will bring further trouble. The troops left Immediately after breakfast for Barbourvllle, twenty-four twenty-four twenty-four miles distant, over rough roads, with the Bakers In charge, and they will be put In the Knox county Jail for safekeeping. safekeeping. It would be an easy matter for the Howards to get a posse of their Harlan Harlan county relatives, ride to Barbourvllle and exterminate the Bakers, as the Size-mores Size-mores Size-mores were taken off several years ago. - l-trolt,

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  1. The Courier-Journal,
  2. 17 Jun 1898, Fri,
  3. Page 3

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