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 - ftrabikd th Uiw. "Not a single man under...
ftrabikd th Uiw. "Not a single man under indiotxnent for any offense, from larceny to murder. but was in it, buckea by tneir relations. lhey were ait tatresU'd ia seeing toot only llkcrson Howard nut all tlie otner escape puuiahment. This, orgnnization exifits now, anu ineipacs every man wno has a cliarge pending against him ia liar lan Circuit Court. Another tiling that, had a strong bearing on the ease n& contributed to the acquittal of Howard, when tlie law and testimony called for conviction, was politics.- politics.- Harlan county is ntrhais the- the- banner Kpnublietin count V of the State. Unfortunately lor the peace of the 1 urnena we nave always ad hered the IJemocratie party. 1 have been Chairman of the IkmocriUle Committee Committee of Harlan eounty since 1 16. This is a position that is looked upon by many of the more illiterate of the mountaineers as almost criminal end art nnpardonnble sin.- sin.- Although the better class of Republicans rise above petty preiudiees, while serving on a inry the illiterate ones.who number nine out of ten of , the criminal juries, allow their ikolitical prejudices to rule them. - A large majority of the jurors are devoid of even the rudiments of h 'common school education, and are 'wholly unfit to decide a question where a man's life or tne putue safety and welfare are at stake. ., ' . After, the aeqttltial of Howard, William W. Turner, another or my sons, in a fit of intoxication, went to Howard' house, just after darkj pushed open the door and walked in. , Howard waa sit ting at the fireplace. Will shot at him. but missing him, Howard returned the fire, shooting my son through the arm. Will left tlie premises. Next day the Howards assembled their elans and sent for AVils Howard, Elijah Howard and brothers, who belong to another, family. With a Constable of their own choosing, n . . .1 i.hI.j:.. W;iu. son, James L. Howard, the present fthers iff, Elijah and. other enemies of Will 1 timer, they aet forth with the puroote of killing hits under Cover of a warrant for bis arrest on the charge ef shooting without wounding. Will heard of their approach and intentions and fled the (State at once, an went to letns ana remained some months, returning home in Julr. 1885. , That was on Friday He at once

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  1. The Courier-Journal,
  2. 27 Oct 1889, Sun,
  3. Page 4

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