Assassination 9

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Assassination 9 - peradoes who at all times make the mountains...
peradoes who at all times make the mountains mountains the scene ot their lawless exploits. . The Turners on their side, under the leadership leadership of Will Turner, Bob's brother, made n raid on the Howard homestead for. the purpose purpose of killing -Wicks' -Wicks' in revenge for the murder he had committed. But in this they were unsuccessful, and Judge Turner, who appears to have endeavored to put an end to the feud from the beginning, shipped hla son off to Texas, where he remained for a year. On bis return, however, he let it be known that he had neither forgotten nor forgiven the Injuries that had been done hla family by the Howards, and as a consequence of this announcement he was shot! and killed one fine morning from one of the windows of Harlan courthouse by Wilson Howard, who thenceforth thenceforth became the leader of the Howard clan in place of "Wicks." It is said that Jim Howard was with Wilson In the courthouse at the time he killed Turner, . - '. Four Turner Brothers Killed. . In this manner the four Turner brothers, sons of the old Judge; who still survives them in Harlan, were killed, one after the other, all from ambush, and at the hand's of some member of the Howard family. - The house that the Judge still occupies bears evidence, tn the numerous bullet holes, of the attacks to which it has been subjected in this mountaineer mountaineer warfare although today the good-humored good-humored good-humored laugh of the Judge is heard among the many Howards, who still comprise the majority of Harlan county's population. But for the eight years following the fatal game of cards Harlan was divided into hostile

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

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