Cap Hatfield quilty

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Cap Hatfield quilty - CAP HATFiELD_ GUILTY. Verdict Involuntary...
CAP HATFiELD_ GUILTY. Verdict Involuntary Manslaughter •meters and. the Sentence Will Be WH.LIAMSPN, W. Ya,, April 12.—The 8 "Cap l: Hatfield trial, after being onfc all night, returned a verdict t>£ involuntary manslaughter, which means only such fine and imprisonment •as the judge may see proper to inflict. The jail sentence can not exceed 90 days in accordance with West Virginia lavr. The trial of Hatfield's stepson is bets bets %- heard this week. The Hatfield-McCoy feud is probably the most famous of southern vendettas, and "Cap" Hatfield is the most prominent prominent actor in its tragic scenes. The McCoys and Hatfields lived on Tug river, in Pike county, Ky. Their first trouble started over a hog, which a McCoy McCoy claimed a Hatfieid had stolen. After the first hostilities began scarcely" scarcely" a day passed that there was not a fisht between some members of the factions. factions. Bill Stayton was the first victim of the feud. He was killed by the McCoys. McCoys. Up to August, 1SS2, the feud claimed three men. The bloodiest fight of all took place in ilatewan, on election day in that month. ,... The Hatfields. 25 strong, and the McCoys McCoys fought all afternoon. The results of that battle startled the country. When the smoke of battle had cleared away 10 Hatfi^ds had been wounded. Deacon Ellison, who was the worst Inirt having 26 wounds. He had been half scalped by Talbot McCoy when rescued rescued by friends. Three McCoys, Talbot, Dick and Randolph, Jr., the last a boy of 13, who fought back to back with his brothers, were caotured and held by the Hatfields to await the result of Ellison's injuries. Allison died two days later. The three -orisoners were taken to a secluded spot, tied to trees among some dead dogs, and shot one at a time. Bushwhacking followed this battle for several years, a number of men being being slain. Finally, in 1887, Governor Bnckner of Kentucky placed a price on fcalf a dozen Hatfields. Detectives liounded them through the mountains, but they were never caught. The McCoys made a raid on the Hat- fields in January, 1888, and captured 10 -"vithout much trouble. Wall Hatfield ^vas hanged and four followers were sent to prison for life for the murder of •the three McCoys after the election day fight. The Hatfields then built their famous log and stone fort, which still remains on Island creek, Mingo county, W. \ a., which a few men can army. "With this as a refuge to to flee they made raid after raid -npon the surrounding country, adding more murders to the list. The battle of Grapevine creek occurred occurred in. 1890, when two Hatfields were killed and a number wounded. "Cap" Hatfield and Johnson Hatfield fled the country, going to Dakota, Washington and Manitoba, but finally returning to their native mountains. Last election day at Matewan, on the West Virginia side of the river, "Cap" Hatfield's" young stepson shot one of the Chambers gang, who were former Hat- fiold adherents. Hatfield himself killed Dr. Rutherford and his brother. For this, the latest crime in the feud. Hat- lield and his son were arrested. Altogether more than 40 men were murdered in the feud, and twice as many bear the scars of battle. Peace has probably been sealed by the mar- •saave late last year of Aaron Hatfield to Mary McCoy. While their kinsmen .fought, they had gone on loving each other for years. a second yet eros, had a oath. Macedonian frontier on now the kos is some afoot import, most reinforcements point. At will character The Wounded, of Chassan^a to It was penalty not at hold against of I

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  1. The Piqua Daily Call,
  2. 12 Apr 1897, Mon,
  3. Page 10

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