Bailey, Feud Slayer Held Here, Denies Outbreak Is Clan Battle

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Bailey, Feud Slayer Held Here, Denies Outbreak Is Clan Battle - B AILEY. FEUD SLAYER HELD HERE, DENIES OUTBREAK...
B AILEY. FEUD SLAYER HELD HERE, DENIES OUTBREAK IS CLAN BATTLE Mere Shooting of a Couple of of Real Warfare, Lithe John Bailey of the Clay County Bailey clan, who Is In the County Jail here, said last night that tho latest outbreak at Barbourville, Ky., is not a resumption of a feudal battle. The tall, lithe mountaineer, 33 years old, recalled the places where two shooting affairs have taken place since Saturday. All of the principals he said were his friends. Bailey smiled as he explained that every time one man shoots another the report is spread broadcast tha. the Whites and Baileys are fighting again. TTn is kent informed nf tho hannpn- hannpn- ings at home In letters 'from his mother. Several days agp Rnhert Faulkner was -wounded -wounded by James Lee. The men were friends, Bailey said. Lee was drunk, he added, and "shooting up" a train when he wounded Faulkner. Faulkner. Yesterday, William Lee, was kilk-d kilk-d kilk-d by a friend, Bert Rued. Bailey said he was surprised and that "circumstances must have changed." The prisoner permitted his thoughts to stray back to his old home, where Men Doesn't Warrant Reports Mountaineer Declares. at the age of 13 he saw an age-old age-old age-old feudal buttle between the Bailey -White -White clans die away. For twenty years it remained a memory, and then, when he was 33 years old. Bailey saw the old flame rekindled and war break out anew. Some time ago, he said, James Bailey, Bailey, his brother, and Levi Lee were tried for the murder of two members of the White family. Both were acquitted, acquitted, he said. Levi Lee was killed on the streets of Barbourville three months ago, and April 7 John Bnllej", the prisoner here, shot and killed Beverly White, former Sheriff of Clay County. Bailey (led on a hand car, but members members of, the White faction took up the trail. Bailey agreed to surrender, provided provided he would be taken to another town. This was agreed. He smiled as he recalled his experiences experiences at Mt. Vernon. He had refused to escape from the jail there after six prisoners had broken out, but a few months later he sought .bail. Tho Police Police Judge was willing but the State authorities authorities Interfered and had Bailey transferred to Louisville.

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  1. The Courier-Journal,
  2. 08 Jun 1921, Wed,
  3. Page 6

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