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 - Joe Blair. William Nolan and John 8. Bailey...
Joe Blair. William Nolan and John 8. Bailey were wounded, but none seriously. seriously. The Ifolaas. Blair and John Howard left town and Joined Wils Howard, Howard, who collected together about forty fellow spirits at his rendezvous,' ten miles below Harlan, Court-house, Court-house, Court-house, on the Cumberland river. Learning of this gathering and that Wila waa ad vancing on the town with hia men, Judge Lewis rallied the law and order party and other citizens -to -to the Court, house building. Wila did not bring all ma men aa close as be no v tins them. but he, Joe Blair and John Howard the latter being the same who waa in the aboot lug scrape with young Smith Sat. nraay, went within about two Hundred yards of town. From their position in the hills they fired on the men in the iourt-bouse, iourt-bouse, iourt-bouse, and the latter returned the anota. - . , ' m nasr oaoaxtzED attack. ' About fifty shots were fired in all, but were was no engagement between the main body of Howard's men and the cit IV rens. John Howard was hit in the shoulder, and then Wils and Blair withdrew withdrew with him. A committee of Wife' men then went to town, and after a conference conference it was decided to drop hostilities. Wils left Immediately for Missouri again. He remained there until about five months ago. when he suddenlv reaooear. ed. with apparently much more money than he had before. He stayed with his relatives ana followers in the country, enjoying immunity from arreeu The next trouble was not long delaved. : ' Soon there come to Hsrlan Court-house Court-house Court-house detective from Missouri, who wanted to arrest Wils for one of the four or five murders he waa charged with in that State. The detective secured the aid of "Little George" Turner. After spend- spend- in? some days in a quiet attempt to catch WAs um wares, tbey gave It up as a hnd job. wils friends and relatives were watching the detective before be reached the town, and the young desperado was thoroughly informed as to every move the detective and Lai tie oeorsre" made The detective waa warned to leave, and he bd learned enough of the people back of Wils to be thankful to get out alive. Re left and th same day " Little George" Tuner tartd for th bom of James

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

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