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THK TELXOW CBEEKEBS OF BELL COTOTT It has only been about three or four yeafs since Alvis Turner one of the leaders leaders of the famous Turner - Sowdera feud among tbe Yellow Creefceri of Bell county met with a violent death The leader f the opposing faction Sowders isstill living and is now one of the most peaceable citizens of the country around Middlesborough Joe Henderson another big man of the Turner faction after delving the officers and terrorizing the community for several years disappeared before a b g accumulation accumulation of indictments for murder He ws discovered about a year ago at Caldwell ana brought bacfc to Kentucky where he is now awaiting trial for his last murder that of Sylvester Hutchins Henderson Henderson had settled down to a peaceable life in Kansas He had married the beautiful beautiful daughter of a prosperous farmer and seemed resolved to behave himself His arrest came with a terrible shock to his wife who until then had known nothing of her husbands bloody record Tbe Sowders party was the successful one in this feud Sowders himself was a cool sagacious fellow who planned his battles like a born commander and won the sobriquet of General The feud claimed many a victim before it was ended by the death of Turner and the retreat of the lawless spirit before the encroaching army 01 civilization The thriving city of Middlesborough stands in the heart of the once lawless Yellow creek region and English capitalists bave spent millions ot dollars in the direct development and the indirect reformation of the region Tbe Yellow creeK terrors have become orderly citi zens - Several of them sold their lands to the syndicate and became wealth Manv others joined the column of emigrants to Kansas and Missouri unsble to live as snited them under the changed conditions conditions This feud developed the fame of Andy

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  1. San Francisco Chronicle,
  2. 03 Apr 1892, Sun,
  3. Page 12

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