Assassination 12

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Assassination 12 - Th leader Of the Turners, Judge La wis,...
Th leader Of the Turners, Judge La wis, however, seeing that a crisis had come and that nothing was te be expected from the state troops in their defense, resorted te strategy. Accompanied by seme thirty er forty men armed with Winchesters, he sallied sallied oat under cover and surprised Wilse and his followers In their mountain stronghold. With the early morning a sharp battle was fought by the two forces, In which the advantage advantage was overwhelmingly la favor of the Turners. Four of the Howards were killed In this engagement.'seven wounded, and the band waa put to flight, leaving the county, never to return. . Tha fat of Captain Will Howard waa la keeping with the lawless career he had run In Harlan. Three years after his flight from the latter place he waa arrested In California for robbing aa express company. From California California he was sent to Missouri, wher he was tried and hung for a murder he had committed committed there while on hla way from Kentucky to the Pacific coast. Ten of the Turners, among them the old Judge, witnessed his execution, but. in spite ot their testimony.

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

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