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 - This man baa, of eourse. verr nar. row ideas. -...
This man baa, of eourse. verr nar. row ideas. - He would be onlv too haonv to see coiumn aiter coiumn in the news-pspert news-pspert news-pspert devoted to a description of the material resources ot this section and the movements being made to develop ine iuuueu weaitn ot tne mountain. Ul be wants nothing published that might frighten a man with a dollar in his pocket, who is oa bis way to Piaeville Piaeville and would be induced by the put lioation te go in another direction. - He forgets, too, a . thing more important, which is that, the reign of lawleasnen in Harlan county can not long flourish under the gaze of tbe civilized public As long as these hardy mountaineers fight among themselves and the knowledge knowledge of their crimes is confined to themselves, themselves, there can be no hope of an improved improved condition. But a truthful presentation presentation of their methods to the people of the State will arouse an interest in their lawless doings and . sentiment against them, and, in time, the waves of that sentiment will reach even to Harlan Court-house, Court-house, Court-house, stimulating the officers officers and Jurors to a proper sense of their duty. A few convictions in the courts will put a speedy end to the vendetta. , - The truth of history Is simply repeating repeating itself in Harlan county. We saw precisely the same condition ef a Hairs in Breathitt and again in Kowan county. The Breathitt troubles terminated when tbe leaders were sent to the penitentiary. penitentiary. In Rowan, the courts, owing '-to '-to '-to certain peculiar conditions, proved ineffectual. ineffectual. The friends of law and ord-1 ord-1 ord-1 finally took-things took-things took-things in their own bands and killed tbe chiefs of the lawlos band. eUnce then there has been comparative comparative P"es in Ho wan. Of course. there is crime everywhere, total escape. irom its, luignttng influence being impossible. impossible. But it is organized crime at which society rebels. ; It is very difficult to get at the precise

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  1. The Courier-Journal,
  2. 30 Oct 1889, Wed,
  3. Page 5

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