Assassination 4

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Assassination 4 - " Cpactal Correapoodenc ot The Inter Wff T...
" Cpactal Correapoodenc ot The Inter Wff T FRANKFOET. Ky: May 7. The partaln haa fallen upon one. act of Kentncky'agreat tragedy. Jim Howard, feudist, ceavlcted of the murder of Governor WiTliam Goebet must go to prison. But In. the face of the oonvic-tlon of this Harlan county man the bitter strife has again broken out in the mountains. The rifles have again been taken from the placea .where they were bung after the warring factions had made a solemn agreement to cease the murderous strife. Most of the old actors in the long-drawn-cut and tragic warfare are dead. They went the way of feudists. But their sons and grandsons are steeled to fight again, and Kentucky's ditgrace threatens to become blacker than ever. The warfare which ended in the murder of Governor Coebel began twenty-two years ago over a game ot draw poker. From a neighbors' quarrel over a gambling debt It spread until it Involved a large part ot the mountain district ot the state. Neighborhood banded against neighborhood, family against family, the members of one treacherously slaying the members of another. Politics became t ha nnlirtrs r.f tha Winchester, and that has meant murder time and time again. . i Several whole families have been slain. Othera of the clan ot feverish blood sit in their mountain hcns nurslcg their greed for vengeance. Bound for awhile by a peace compact, neighbor quit slaughtering neigh bor, but once mere gunpowder threatena to become the might above the law. , Tfca alarv Af tha fvii Am of thia t f a la aim

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  1. The Inter Ocean,
  2. 10 May 1903, Sun,
  3. Page 32

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