Clipped From The Courier-Journal
A LETTER FROM HARLAN. Sr. John A. Ward Iteeeires Is forma tioa That There Was a Bald, But No Fight. Mr. John A: Ward, a- a- resident of Bar-Ian, Bar-Ian, Bar-Ian, who is now in the city, received let tor about midnight from his home written from there Thursday night. The letter was from ft relative, and stated that the town was full of okliers, bnt that no uprising was feared. It said that on Tuesday night Deputy Sheriff James Dean, with a posse of fifty men and a number of soldiers made a raid upon the outlawi near tbe bend of the Poor J" ork. about seventeen miles alove Harlan. Tlie raid was unsuccessful, as the men escaped. Several shots were fired by loth tide;, but no one was hit The scene of the raid was in the heart, of the Black Mountains, and the out-laws out-laws out-laws fled at the first onslaught, and escaped escaped by mtHon of their superior knowledge, knowledge, of the topography of the rough country.' The letter, being written as a matter of correspondence between friends, is be-lleved be-lleved be-lleved to 1k tr:;e, as tlie re would be no re sons to discolor or disfigure any of the proceedings ar.d actions of the mountaineers mountaineers and the authorities. Betcre receiving the letter Mr. Word was conlident that there was no bloodshed, bloodshed, but expected if. there waa any distiirlmnee of any kind his pareust or relatives would write and iuform him. For that reawn lie waited untiLthe arrival arrival f the Lite mail last night. Mr. Waitl staled to a Courier-Journfil Courier-Journfil Courier-Journfil re-poi re-poi re-poi icd that tho had not lieen at llarlin fur thirty or forty d:y?( but that when he left there evrrytldug wp.s quiet and peaceable, lie is a traveling man for Baiulierstcr. Blown dc. Co. and conse-liiently conse-liiently conse-liiently is not at home much. His relatives relatives t Harlan, however,-keep however,-keep however,-keep him in. formed oj nil th news of tiiat section, aud he is of the opinion tiiat tlie letter written Wednesday contains the facts as nesr a can ie lenrned.