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 - EX-SOLDIEU LEE PETXPOT Takes Issu With....
EX-SOLDIEU LEE PETXPOT Takes Issu With. Inspector Lester Begirding; the Becent Tight. Lexington, Ky.. July 27. Special.- A letter received her to-day from Lea T. Phllpot, of Vlnlta, Indian Territory who was a member of CapV Capron's company. Roosevelt's Rough Riders, contradicts th statement of Stat Inspector Lester that the Phllpot-Morrls fight in Clay county has nothing to do with th Baker-Howard feud. ' Lee .T. Phllpot, - who spent several weeks with his relatives In Clay while recovering from a wound received at San Juan H11L was in the Indian TerrW tory when th Rough Riders were mustered -in. and Joined them. - . He - was mustered out of th service tn this, city, and. owing to several weeks' delay V. .v w. iwotio, 4u miw -Hwisv. aw ww detained In Lexington. and. made a great many friends here. He writes ta a friend here saying th Whites who were th backer of th Howards In the. feud with th Bakers are the enemies of his relative. He attributes the trouble to politics. Granville Phllpot was a popular man and the Whites feared they would lose control of th county through his influence. All are Rerjublicana. and Granville did succeed In being elected once to the Legislature.' Leo T. Fhiipot says tn recent battle between th Phllpot on on aid and th Morrises, Griffins, Gibbses.. and. Chadwells on the other was brought on by the Whites, and that his people will not rest under such an apparent attempt to drive them from the county. He adds that if It Is necessary he will come to their assistance and wULbring with him a score of his comrades who went with him up San Juan Hill in the face of Mauser bullets. He does not credit the story that the Bakers have accepted the offer-of th Whit to sign a peace treaty and quit the war. The Phllpot and Bakers are cloaaly Belated and stanch frlenda

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

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