Clipped From The Atlanta Constitution
of the Turners among them the old Judge witnessed his execution but. in spite of their testimony a rumor stlH circulates to the effect that the hanging was a sham the sheriff having been bought off by Howard money and that Captain "Wilse the scourge of Harlan county is still at large. Among-the fugitives from Harlan county was Jim Howard who. after this first experience In- the feud business "as con ducted In his native mountains went with a. number of his kindred to Manchester In Clay county a soil more fertile even than Harlan for the propagation of the feud microbe. For years Ihe Garrards and the whites had been political and social rivals in this section of the mountains Both of these families are of a distinctly higher type than the average mountaineer including some of Kentucky's best blood in their ancestry but the differences that kept them asunder were none the less bitter for this strain of culture and refinement that characterized them and with the advent of the Howards in the county the smoldering fire broke Into flame Politics wa always a matter of life and death In Clay county the Garrards lead- the democratic contingent. the Whites the republican. Under these two banners the entire -county became followers of one or the other of these leading families and their partisanship was marked by unusual intensity. If a tot. lower of one party got Into trouble his cla nsupported him. while the other half of the county opposed him. From the j te Tirao& 'th mte ld jU ge. wtnese' J exeitlonbut stl1 .thel.tUo"rr. lu crute the.efethalte h nc alh. 'ae hmc ben otby Hodmoney adtt Cpt "WU -the' lcmp. f.1l CUDtY,1 sUlatlari Angh' tgtlv m Halan c wa HowAwhoafter tf in fed 'b ne -uccon' dUct tnhls mOunt nll 'wentwlh a. numberof'h Jndrto Mnchestr Cay si 'feUe 'even thn Harln prpgtion te cob. Fo ea1eGUd Wies ben pltlcl anl ZOlalriva auo te tall. 'thee famU .aofa dl tncly hhet tn th "aveae monnt ner IncudlnS Ke bo ther ncesty diferences tat k ptthem wer 'none bllerfor. str culure refnimenttha chrctr- ld .the advet .tbe. smolderg' f brke' .1ae Pltic wa mttr ue deth Cay cnty aatds lea- .te democratc contngen repulc barmr enire "ounty' 'becametol- one ied- In fames thei prUslshW mrke Intenty. I.a par Int touble ci nsuppr whie oPPised hlm &mOngthemthe thatthe sherIffhaving. s fugltlvesfrout attertlis as.con- theaverage warn , , , . , , , , " , " , . - ¬ . - " ¬ , . , . ¬ , ¬ ' , ¬ , , - . ' . - ¬ ¬ , . ¬ . . , & ' : ' : < : : . ; . . . " . ; . : . . , ' . ; . . . " . . ' ' ; ! ' - , ' ' , : ' ' , , ) , ' ; . ' . : " . - . ' . , . ' . ! , . . ' ' , ' . . ; ( . ! . , ! " ' ' . : , , & . . . ' ' - . . . . - - & .