Assassination 14

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Assassination 14 - some ef Kentucky's best blood in their an- an-...
some ef Kentucky's best blood in their an- an- eeatry. but the difference! that kept them asunaer were none the less bitter for this strain of culture and refinement that characterized characterized them, and with the advent of the Howards In the county the smoldering fire broke Into flame. Politics waa always a matter of life and death la Manchester, the Garrard leading th Democratic contingent, the Whites the Republican. Under these two banners the entire county became followers of one or the ether of theae leading families, snd their partisanship was marked by unusual Intensity. If a member of one party got lato trouble his clan supported him, while the other half of the county opposed him. From the start the Howards, being Republicans, Republicans, became ardent adherents of the Whites and opposed the Garrard. Although -the -the Clay county feud dates historically historically to a period some sixty years ago, when a relative of the Whites waa killed by a friend of the Garrards. the real trouble, resulting finally In the murder ot sixteen people, and a condition of affairs exsctly similar to that prevailing In Harlan at the time ot the feud there, broke out In the spring of 189S. In the tall of the preceding year Gilbert Garrard, the leader of his party, had run for sheriff against "Bev" White. In a campaign that was marked with mar than the ordinary amount ot bitterness, bitterness, and that left the county in an un-usually un-usually un-usually perturbed condition. But the first ostensible trouble that produced the outbreak outbreak was not political. Quarrel Over R ef Leg.. It run was a quarrel of some raftsmen over a of logs la the Kentucky river. The

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

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