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in a C. Manslaughter a Favorite Pastime With Old "Cap" Hatfield. FAMOUS HATFIELD-M'COT FEUD. HatfleJdlg Election Day Exploit Revive* the Historic Quarrel Tnat Had Its Origin In a Petty lawsuit and Haa Caused Much Bloodshed. The newspapers have recently recited, with dua regard for their sensational Interest, the d ails of old "Cap" Hatfield's election day xploit, of how he -went to the polls at Matewan, W. Va., with a rifle and a shotgun and departed after killing three "CAP" HATFIELD AND HIS SON. men, fleeing with bis 12-year son to the mountains. He was soon captured, however, and is now under arrest. This is all recent history, but it revives memories of the famous Hatfield-McCoy feud, In which "Cap" Hatfield was a conspicuous figure. This feud originated he- fore the breaking out of the civil war. immediate cause was the ownership of two bony and bristly mountain hogs. Over these hogs Anae Hatfieid and Randolph McCoy had a disagreement. They went to law, and Hatfield was beaten. The dispute was not settled by any means, All the relatives of the families took sides, and the question was intensified. of of

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  1. Logansport Pharos-Tribune,
  2. 24 Nov 1896, Tue,
  3. Page 10

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