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shall lay down their arms, settle their differences amicably, and return to their vocations without fear of molestation, and thus not only bring peace again to themselves, but to the county at large. Should It be determined that only the deadly Winchester and revolver can settle the issues between the ; factions. then not only wilLJ ' ' tennutnu, uif'.',..3 "Sre those ln- . volved will also suffer for their acquaintanceship. 8om effort has been made to throw about this murderous outbreak the same deceptive glamour with which It was once the fashion to invest all Kentucky mountain feuds by carrying back the story for fifty year or more and making it something between a Cor. slcan vendetta and a quarrel of Highland clansmen. In sober truth, there Is nothing about the Clay county feud. Just as there has been nothing about any Kentucky feud except unrelieved brutality. It Is as savage, as bitter, as brutal and as cowardly as the rest of them. All Its victims save one have been assassinated. Tour mountain feudsman shoots from cover, or with some equivalent advantage, or he does not shoot at all If he can help it. The feudsman Is as much sneak as bravo, and nothing Is more absurd than the attempts that have been made- to find something romantic about this murder mania that lays hold at Intervals upon these shut-in. untaught, uncontrolled people of the mountains, and drives them to deeds that should shame a barbarian. All that can be said for them Is that In their ignorance most of these murderous man hunters absolutely do not dream of a better way of living. ... y

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  1. The Courier-Journal,
  2. 17 Jun 1899, Sat,
  3. Page 3

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