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 - Turners have always ruled the town t Hi...
Turners have always ruled the town t Hi Pleasant (Harlan Court-house), Court-house), Court-house), for the reason that they were the first to live in the town, and would not al low anyone except some sympathizer to live In tha town, for they owned all the lands near by. Men were always afraid to go to town on account of the Turners- Turners- Turners- raising a .fight with them. Every man who intended to Uve in the town first had to pass an examination before the Turners, and it he failed to join their faction, ha waa drummed out of town or else took his Ufa in his bands. la 18a- 18a- James Lrtie came to UK Pleasant to attend schooL Be bad not been fa town more than a week before the Turners raised a quarrel with him, and commenced throwing, rocks at him. Lytic shot one ot the Turners, and then ran Into an old house, where he was sheltered till dark and then made his escape. escape. . : 'Just after the war. James Turner, of robber and murder tame, reigned. Ha is now in the State penitentiary for Ute. Mora than tour men teU victims ot his dislike, snd several more were wounded, among whom may be mentioned Judge James Middle ton, . who took an active part ia the late trouble, on account ot bis daughter marrying John Cawood'a son. - - . Ever since 1880, George B. Turner and bis sou have been the leaders of the Tumrc faction. Not many years ago. William Gduert was wayiaid and killed by one of G. B. Turner's sons. George concealed his sons, and defied the othcera, and the officers, through tear, refused to search - for the concealed murderers. George kept his sous aaay unal be got them pardoned. Young Bob Turner, one of the aociucd murderers cf Gilbert, picked picked a quarrel with Wicks Howard, drew bis pistol, and made YY icks get down on bis knees and pray. A few days alter. Wicks came to town, and about the first min ha saw was Bob. who had olaced himself in the street and defied W icks to pata. Wicks shot Boh with a musket and killed him. Wicks bad his trial, and came dear. . . v Prior to this time some ef the Turners and mvself had some trouble abcut my father and myself trying to arrest the 1 union. It seems ever since that time, they have disliked me, and now from the voice of the pres it seems that my friends and mvself have become tha outlaws," outlaws," and they the Law and Order" On or two rears rfter Wicks Howard

Clipped from The Courier-Journal14 Nov 1889, ThuPage 5

The Courier-Journal (Louisville, Kentucky)14 Nov 1889, ThuPage 5
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