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Sees Nothing To Do. - - - I know of noththg you csn do more than you have don, to prevent a recurrence, of this lawlessness. For the present all Is quiet, and will remain so until a new set grows up or enter the field. No on can anticipate what the future will bring forth. The same or worse state of affairs exist ed fifteen year ago la th counties of Harlan, Bell and Knox, and no soldiers, special terms of court or other extraor dinary measures were resetted to in order to stop It, and yet there are no more quiet. law-aoiaing law-aoiaing law-aoiaing people in iientucay man in these counties. The law and the courts by which it is enforced may at times be slow, but In the end it triumphs. The good people people in Harlan, Bell and Knox, by. and through thj courts, stamped out lawlessness lawlessness In their counties, and there are enough good people in Clay county to do the same. To meet emergencies which may hereafter hereafter arise, th Legislature at its coming seMlon ought to enact laws enlarging the right and power of the Circuit Judge in th matter of sending to other counties for grand and petit Juries, and In changing changing th venue in certain cases. The Gov. ernor ought also to be vested with the sole power of appointing special Judges In felony cases. There is. however, no such crisis In Clay county aa to demand the calling of th Legislature together at this time to enact such laws. The mischief hss already been done. Nothing remains now but for tn courts ana ameers, or tne law. to go to work and try an tnose charged with these crime, and met out tn them the punishment they deserve. ReepectfuU ly reported. C. W. LESTER, Stat Inspector and Examiner. ,

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

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