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 - The Bakers proved an alibi that no 'one could...
The Bakers proved an alibi that no 'one could doubt for a moment. Ooten proved that he was at least fifteen miles from the killing when It was done, by quite a number of good, wit nesses. John Baker proved by some of the best men in the county that he worked on the county road, about ten miles from the killing, from 7 o'clock In the morning until after the killing took place. Tom Baker proved by some eight or ten witnesses that when the shooting took place be was In his yard attending to the building of a fence. When they heard the shooting and the horses' feet coming up the road, they "ran in the house and shut the door. The examining trial lasted three days, and there was a great deal of interest mani fested in the case. When the proof and argument of counsel closed. Judge Wright discharged the prisoners with out hesitating a moment While some of the Bakers may know who killed Howard and Stores, there Is scarcely one here but believes the wrong men were accused. The tragedies did not stop here. On Sunday. April 17. Sid Baker, a distant relative of the Baker family, but also a son-in-law son-in-law son-in-law son-in-law son-in-law of A. B. Howard, met Charles Ooten on Coal Spring branch, about fifteen miles from Manchester. They had a shooting-match, shooting-match, shooting-match, in which Ooten is said to have been mortally wMinaea... s?ia nas not been arrested. The statement that the Garrards and the Whites have taken sides In this trouble and are in arms is not true. On the contrary., they have worked to put an end to '--. '--. '--. '--. igntlng. The above letter came by mall, and since it was written It Is reported that two more fights were held and six more men-killed--This, men-killed--This, men-killed--This, men-killed--This, men-killed--This, men-killed--This, however, appears tj be one of the fakes which are-continu are-continu are-continu ally being sent out from that section by unreliable correspondents. It has not been verified.

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  1. The Courier-Journal,
  2. 01 May 1898, Sun,
  3. Page 9

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