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 - TBK WAS IS PEBET The latest and most famous oi...
TBK WAS IS PEBET The latest and most famous oi all the Kentucky fends was that of Perry county Old Joe Eversole merchant and lawyer was the boss of Perry county up to 1886 The TSversole family held all the offices and all the trade worth having and when young B F French came over from Breathitt in 15S6 and from teaching school began to set himself np ss a business business and political rival of the Eversoles that haughty clan resented bis impertinence impertinence in the usual mountain fashion But French had brains and money on his side A ructy deal as agent for a mineral land syndicate made bitn a wealthy man for the mountains and he made up for his want of blood relatives relatives by hiring assassins at 1 50 a daV and supplying them with Winchesters Old Joe Eversole was killed and nearly thirty other members of the gang went down before the superior generalship of the French factioa The Eversoles had been about all scattered or exterminated when the State took a band A Grand Jury guarded by troops found nearly 100 indictments against members of the tactions tactions and the troops helped to make the arrests The whole gang Was taken to Winchester for trial and the eases have been dragging along there for several years with no convictions Freneh himself under several indictments indictments has taken up his residence at Winchester to practice law There is little chance of convicting him for any oi the crimes committed by his gang There is still bad blood between the survivors but tbey ut cowed at last by the grasp of the law a iraw Bxaixs

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

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