Potter Gang - 11 August 1902
outlaw"killed. Another member of the Potter gang of outlaw?, which has been operating fo? several years in Dickinson, Bnaaell, Wise and I.'??' enmities. V?i., ami Letcher and Harlan counties. Ky., when? they have killed more? than a ?1?>/.?.??? men, wa- accidently killed by his own gun in Dickinson connty Saturday. Baxter Potter, tlie? victim, wa- in the WOoda witli -?-v. ral p?????1????- ?>!' tlie? Potter luitid. and while ritting ?nt the ?_t?.?????1 he caught hi- shotgun by tin? barrel and ?dragged it toward him. The hammer was ?forced back ami the trun, which waa heavily charged, went on, the load tear in?; Potter's cheat open ami killing him instantly. Hud Denaon, ?who was sitting l.y Potter's siile, had his amis ?itnl haml ?battered l.y nome ttny shuts. Qeorg? Potter, tin? leader e?f the gang, waa caught near Cumberland Mountain, in Dickinson county, laat Wednesday, ami -cvcicly beaten by hi- enemies, hut wa . rcseiii'l by -nine <?f his nwn men. Later thre??? members ut' the Potter gang en? tire??! the Ii? ???-?? of James Walli-, wlm-c wife was (?inline.], and fired several shut in the room. S> t'tiirliteiieil wa- th?? weunaii that her recovery ia despaired of. Walli- i- one cf tin- party that tlira-lie-el ? ?? Potter ??? the previous day. An? other etf the Futter outlaws?Janies? was accidentally kilted ?several week- ago by dropping hii pistol on the groend, toe wcaj'i'ii being ditthargad, tin? hall i?a? ! ?ng through the heart.