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 - HAS JOHN POWERS FLED? Report That He Was...
HAS JOHN POWERS FLED? Report That He Was Advised To Take To the Mountains. Barbourville. Ky.. March 10. Special. A warrant for the arrest of John I Power was received here to-day. but Powers could not be found and the warrant was not served. He was seen early this morning, and it is stated on reliable authority that he received a telegram from h's brother, as fol'ows: "Warrant of arrest for you. Stay In mountains until you are assured fair trial." He Immediately left for parts unknown. At the same time, couriers were sent out on horseback over the county, calling In the militia company of which Powers is the Captain. They will leave on the night train for Frankfort. It is thought they are called out to protect the accused persons from arrest. One of the officers remarked to the Courier-Journal correspondent, when told that the Courier-Journal wanted some news of th" capture of Powers: "You might tell them that he's not captured yet." This Is taken to mean that they will keep him from being arrested. The people of the town are greatly -ex cited over the affair, and one street fight has already occurred. A great many of the soldiers refused to go, some of them betng fn hiding In order thereby to escape a compulsory order should one be made. Many believe the guilty ones are discovered.

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  1. The Courier-Journal,
  2. 11 Mar 1900, Sun,
  3. Page 22

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