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FULL TELEGRAPHIC AND CABLE NEWS SERVICE
OF.THE UNITED PRESS
5p0 S. PEORIA ST.
TEL. MONROE 353
Vol,l?No..212 Chicago, Friday, May 31, 1912
FOUR YEARS MURDEROUS EYES HAVE WATCHED,
FOR THIS "RETIRED" KENTUCKY FEUDIST
He Wants to Quit the Feud Business, But Every Time He Goesij
- Out Doors the Bang! Bang! of Rifles Is Heard, and They
Carry a Near Dead Man In.
Crockettsvjlle, Br.eathitt Co.,
Ky., May 31. "Get Ed Calla
han!" With eyes that could see
in the darkness of mountain
nights, through forests almost
impenetrable, they "laid for" Ed
Callahan, retired "bad man" and
former high sheriff of Breathitt
county, the storm center of Ken
tucky feudists. For four years
they "waited" to kill him.
John Deaton sprang on Calla
han four years ago and carved
him with.an ugly butcher knife.
They thought he was done for
.then, but he recovered.
Then more waiting and watch
ing. For more than a year Cal
Jahan kept strictly to his store
rand home. He didn't see the mur
derous eyes on the mountain side
across the way, but he knew they
were there, waiting and watch-
One day he got a bit careless
and 'took a few steps outdoors. A
storm of bullets wrizzed around
him, and his folks picked him up
for dead. Again the WQird racd,
through the mountains:
But Callahan got well, and the!
waiting and watching started all
over again. Another year he hidji
in house and store. Last week he(
took a chance and peeped out ofy
the window. Two rifles soundedf
from high up on the mountain4
side and one steel bullet tore?
through Callahan's left lung and
another went through his leg. Hei
fell while other bullets whistled
through the window. He stands
a fair chance to recover again. -
Ed Callahan is an unusual man.
He is 45, short and stocky, with a
furtive air about him. Years
ago he was the most feared "free'
lance" feudist. After the assassi
nation of "Uncle Bill" Strong,
laid at Callahan's door, he joined
the Hargis forces.
The Callahans and Hargises
had been bitter enemies, but they
didn't mate each other as did the
Cocktell faction, so they combin
ed fo "clear out the Cockrells."
Dr. B. D.jCox, a CockrcII manL