TO THE PUBLIC.
During the trial of Slagle Souders, a few days ago, on the accusation of participating in the robbery of Beall’s powder magazine, the defence proved by two witnesses, Ryan and Barrett, that on Thursday night, February 27th, 1890, Souders was at Uvilla– about eight miles from Charlestown. Since the trial and acquittal the following corroborating testimony has been secured, and more can be adduced, and it is given to the public for the purpose of dispelling any lingering shadow of a doubt as to the whereabouts of Slagle Souders on the night of the 27th of February, 1890:
STATE OF WEST VIRGINIA.
I, John D. Currie, of Jefferson County, West Virginia solemnly swear that on the evening of February 27, 1890 about 7 o’clock, I met Slagle Souders, in company with Thomas Ryan, on the Halltown and Shepherdstown Turnpike, near the Straw-board Mill, in a buggy going in the direction of Uvilla, Jefferson County, W. Va. And I further swear that one of my sisters (Nannie) and Miss May Michaels told me that they saw, on the same night, both Slagle Souders and Thomas Ryan at the entertainment in the Hall at Uvilla.
(Signed) – John D. Currie.
Subscribed and sworn to before me this 6th day of Dec., 1890.
C. Frank Gallaher,
Justice of the Peace.
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