A.R. Manning, the hardware merchant. Who came running from his store, and, stepping into the open street, saw over the backs of the horses the heads of the two robbers. Manning, lowering his gun, changed his aim and shot the nearest horse. He then dropped back, around the corner, and reloaded, and, returning, seeing Cole Younger between the horses and the bank door, fired, wounding him badly, but not fatally. Again Manning dropped back to reload, and looking cautiously around the corner, saw William Stiles, alias Charwell, some seventy or eighty yards away. Taking deliberate aim, he shot the brigand through the heart and he fell dead from his saddle.
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