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 - CAUSE OF KENTUCKY FEDDS Isolation Ignorance,...
CAUSE OF KENTUCKY FEDDS Isolation Ignorance, and Whisky 3aid to be Responsible. RAILROADS , MUCH NEEDED Itlvalry of tha "White and Oarrards, the Earliest Settler. Led ta Many Later Killings. Ppocial Corrpcndcnce Th Nxw Tokk Times. MANCHESTER. Ky; Dec. l.-Clay l.-Clay l.-Clay County County knows that it has a bad name. The Visitor flnds thst knowledge affecting- affecting- its pecple who have never participated In the brutal assassinations that have characterised characterised Its two feuds of recent date. Decent na law-aoiaing law-aoiaing law-aoiaing men, some of them fairly educated, a few well educated, and others quite destitute of education, deplore ft and denounce It altogether. It does not seem becoming, becoming, fair, or reasonable for a casual vls-; vls-; vls-; itor to undertake In a day to account for Clay County's feuds. But even a little inquiry inquiry appears to Justify the eplgrammatio explanation sadly suggested by a man of caucauon wno lives among them: "Isolation, "Isolation, Ignorance, and whisky are responsible for all our Imilhlix mnA i..- i..- V.4 - ww vvft jiiutr. Manchester is an old town, older than Its more Important and most accessible neighbors, neighbors, Barbourville and London, each twenty-four twenty-four twenty-four twenty-four miles away, over difficult and unpleasant unpleasant roads for wagons. Long before the day f the, railroad It was prosperous, for a mountain town. Its salt works, run In a primitive fashion, furnished salt for a wide area of country, some of itj going Into Virginia Virginia and Tennessee, floating down to Frankfort by way of Goose Creek and the Kentucky River, the route by which the lumber went then and stllli goes. - The salt works still operate in the plainold way, but their product is consumed at home. Lumber is the staple of. the1 country, and a profitable business is hipping staves. j

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  1. The New York Times,
  2. 03 Dec 1899, Sun,
  3. Page 17

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