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 - are very anxious to deteet'snd punish the...
are very anxious to deteet'snd punish the slayer of Thomaa Baker, with their attorneys attorneys and a number of lawyers who practice in the Clay Circuit Court, and all unite in saying a special term is wnouy unnecesssry. In regard to sending State Guard soldiers soldiers to Clsy county to keep the peace the same sent'.ment is expressed, no man or Soman living in Clay county', or adjoln-g adjoln-g adjoln-g counties, who knows the character of mountain people, will say that soldiers can accomplish anything, in the keeping of peace or suppressing lawlessness in ciay county except during a tem of court. Thomaa Baker waa killed on Saturday of the first week of the last term of court In the presence of a battalion of soldiers In brosd daylight. The person who killed him. If he wss shot from, the Sheriff's house, waa not more than two hundred feet from him when he fired the fatal shot, and yet he escaped. I do not mean to censure the soldiers or their officers, but refer to this to show how little tbey can do In the general keeping of the peace. If the whole Stat Guard had been stationed stationed at Manchester at th time the homicides homicides I have mentioned were committed they would have been committed Just the same.- same.- The newspaper storie about tne women and children fleeing from th town of Manchester to the hills and mountains for rafety are pure Actions. -No -No surh state of affairs has ever existed; nor has the town of Manchester ever st sny time oeen overrun by any armed band of - Bakers, Howards, Whites or rnilDots.oent on mis chief or on the hunt for each other. Bust- Bust- ness Is going on in that little town J'ist as it did before any of these; killings. Th merchants say they like to have soldiers there because it imDrovea trade, but all aay they are unnecessary for the preserva tion oi gooa oraer. . m

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  1. The Courier-Journal,
  2. 29 Jul 1899, Sat,
  3. Page 2

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