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 - league under County Judge - Wilson Lewis. .In -...
league under County Judge - Wilson Lewis. .In - Harlan Court-house Court-house Court-house Joe Blair and James M- M- Nolan had long been running a- a- groggery where moonshine whisky was sold openly, without license. Attempts had been made to have them indicted, but no person eould ever be found to swear that they had bought wnisiiy rrom .;iair and Aolan. They were all either a r raid to do so or wanted the place to continue. - - . The law and order party decided to break up the place by force, and; if possible, stoo the sale of the mean liquor which had been the cause of nearly au the trouble. It was about a year age when the party, headed by Judge Lewis, entered the establishment, rolled the barrels of wmsicy into, the street, and knocked them to pieces with axes. All the packages were destroyed and the whisky soaked into the earth of the road. Just after this t'- t'- t Nolan, father of Blair's partner, got drunk and begnn to abuse aom of the young men who helped to destroy the whisky. The Nokum, Blair and the Howards were friends. Joe Blair, William and Ben Nolan and John Howard backed ho old man Nolan in hia abuse. John Howard was Wila young brother, who had the shooting scrape with Finley Smith last Saturday, pre cipitating the trouwe now existing. t.l. a r? : 1 . w : 1 1 ; ir i -t -t ; wi . mucj. . iimim juoppio, jama Helton and others represented the law and order party, and a fight ensued in the streets. Winchester rifles and pistols pistols were used, and about thirty shots were fired. t Joe Blair. William Nolan and John

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  1. The Courier-Journal,
  2. 25 Oct 1889, Fri,
  3. Page 3

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