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There was a rattle of rifles and two of the McCoys fell limp on their ropes. They were Tulbot and Farmer McCoy. The youug boy, Randolph, had not been hurt. He was there simply as a witness to the death of his brothers. The boy was mounted in front of Wall Hatfieid aud the party started back for their mountain haunts. On the way old "Cap" suddenly called a halt. "That boy must die," said ho. Anse sat silent, thereby consenting. Wall Hatfiald raised his voice in the boy's behulf. Some of the other Hatfields did likewise. It was no use. Anse, the patriarch, and old "Cap" ruled things with an iron hiind. So the boy was killed and left lying by the side of the road. Of course feeble attempts were made to capture the Hatfields, but without avail. Two years later Jeff McCoy was captured by the Hatfields and shot dead in the presence of his sister. It seemed to be evident that the Hat- fields had fully determined upon the extermination of their enemies. No further murders tool; place, however, until 1888. On New Year's night the Hatfiolds shot and killed Calvin McCoy and Allapbore McCoy, and old man McCoy shot and killed Jonce Hatfield. The feud with the McCoys 'fras settled in 3898 by tbe mmriageof a McCoy to a Hatfield. SincethistimeoWCap" hasllveda quiet and peaceful life, and his last exploit has caused no end of surprise. The Ruther- fords, who were killed by him on last election day, are said to have been cousins of tbe McCoys.

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

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