Clipped From The Courier-Journal
, tSS OtLBKBT K1ULIHO, , ; The Gilbert trouble happened Ifc thl way. . la lS80,.rn a puhho day, desperado named William Gilbert a deserter from the United States army, who boasted that be bad killed seteh men, and was defying everybody in gei- gei- eraii. aavaneea wita arawn pistol on my sou Robert, then a mere boy. Gilbert was swearing be waa going to kill Bob. Will Tnrnerj seeing his . brother shout to be killed, shot and killed Gilbert. Will was tried and acquitted by a jury of good men . I have bever besnl & word of censure for his kiling Gilbert. This killing was In no manner connected with the Howard-Turner Howard-Turner Howard-Turner troubles. Gil bert and the Howards were in no way related. Gilbert lived on Yoknm ereelr. a branch of Clover Fork," twelve miles above Harloa Uourt-bouse, Uourt-bouse, Uourt-bouse, and the How. arris all live below the town on Cum berlnnd river. The Howard-Turner Howard-Turner Howard-Turner difficulties eafc be summed DP in no other war - tJian cold-blooded cold-blooded cold-blooded mnrders by the Howards, Without the slightest provocation, and from ambush, they stole the lives nf my three sons. . . The Turners could at any time have killed many ef their enemies enemies if they had atooixfl to the level ot taking liuman mo from ambush, and giving the victims no show, v K Rmnnl ha v Km tHlt.1 Why f Does a fay one say the Turners are cowards t So. - No Turner has ever been confronted by his enemy in tair ngnc. none or tnent tnat nave died have seen the faoes of their foes. As the father of my tnree murdered, boy I feel more comfort tn eontemplatinv them ia their bloody but honorable grave, than had they lived through the instrumentality instrumentality of ambushing and assassinating their fellow ttea. So Turner died with charge or indictment against him. and be widows' or orphans' woes are chargeable chargeable to their account. Their only of fense consists in a love of honor that their adversaries could not appreciate, and bravery, their foes were afraid, to face. GrXJKuli B. TORSER"