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YOUNG ANDERSON'S EVIDENCE. Gives Testlasoay la Power Case la Csaaeetlsa wlta Ooeael'a Marder. Special Dispatch to The Inter Ocean. GEORGETOWN. Ky.. July 17. Two people attracted much attention, during the trial of Caleb Powers today. One was the prisoner's sweetheart. Miss Lilly Brock, of London, Ky., and the other was Flnley Anderson, aged 18, of . Barbourville, son of the hotel propria tor, and telegraph operator at that pla-je, pla-je, pla-je, In reply to questions from Colonel Campbell, the boy said: "I remember the meeting held at our hotel. In room 11, on Jan. 23. Among those there were William A. Black, Ham McDonald, John Hampton, Charles Flnley, Caleb Powers, John Powers, and others. After the meeting Powers said In my pres ence that If necessary the Republicans would kill enough Democrats to give them a majority In the legislature. A little later he came Into the office and said Goebel would never live to be Governor. I asked him what he meant. He said: 'If we oqnt get somebody else to kill him. 1 11 do it myself. There were several men In hearing, an! one of them said he heard Goebel wore a breast-plate. breast-plate. breast-plate. Powers Spoke up and said breast-plate breast-plate breast-plate would not do any good; he would be killed, anyhow." These statements created quite a sensation In the courtroom, but when Judge Tlnsley began to cross-examine cross-examine cross-examine the witness the situ ation was changed. It became humorous. .The young man could not remember any thing further than his statements, and fre quently forgot the substance of these. It was brought out In the cross-examina cross-examina cross-examina tion that young Anderson had been summoned summoned to Cincinnati by Colonel Campbell. and it was in the latter -s -s office, in the pres ence of Justus Goebel, that Anderson s affi davit was made out. While all this was being drawn out of the witness the spectators in the courtroom were all emllts, only Colonel Campbell, Justus Goebel, and the witness not appearing to enjoy the situation. Miss Brock was called, and her evidence showed that she was quite Intimate with the prUoner, but when Judge Williams, for tho prosecution, asked her if she and Powers Powers were not engaged, the young woman re plied: "That Is an Impertinent question. and I refuse to answer It. Miss Brock's testimony In substance was: "Mr. Powers told me that he wanted 1,000 men to go to Frankfort to be prepared so that In case the Democrats tried to rob the Republicans they (the Republicans) could take care of themselves. Mr. Powers showed me soma money, and said uovernor layior had furnished ,t for the purpose of bringing those men to Frankfort. I think there were $1,100 In the sum he showed me. I don't remember bearing him say that Governor Taylor could furnish that much more IE necessary." Surveyor Woodson was on the stand In the afternoon. He had been asked to bring Into court the pins employed in his measurements at the capitol and had promised to produce them, but explained now that ne naa lost the pins used at that time and therefore pro duced some recently made. He gave some additional figures regarding his previous statements. By a few questions Governor Brown established the fact that Mr. Woodson simply established his "line of fire" between the Secretary of State's office and the pin In the tree, independent of the course of the bullet Into the tree, and that he could have established an equally accurate line of fire between the pin In the hole and any other point In the northeastern portion of the cap ital rrounds. Senator Newton Frazler was called but only related what he saw of the shooting of Goebel. There was nothing new or inter' est Inn In his testimony. . Captain John Hawn of Barbourville told of conversations with John and Caleb Powers Powers In regard to the bringing of military companies companies to Frankfort. Captain Hawn turned his company over to his lieutenant at Powers request. He never heard cither of the men make any threats, cr hint any harm to Sen ator" Goebel. Captain J. K. Watts of Williamsburg tes tified along the same line and was on stand when court adjourned. the

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  1. The Inter Ocean,
  2. 18 Jul 1900, Wed,
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