Clipped From The Courier-Journal
ICinirtg of George Baker. ' At this time 71m Howard, another son of A. B. Howard, was clerking In T. M. Hill's merchandise store In Manchester. A courier from Crane Creek rode Into Manchester, and reported that an of the three men had been killed. TJpon hearing- this Jim Howard mounted his horse and hurried away, as he afterward claimed, to see his father. As he seared Howard's store he saw Geo. Baker, the father of Tom Baker, approaching from the spot at which the ambush had occurred. Whether It was done la self-defense or not Is not known but Jim Howard leveled his pistol at Baker and shot him through the abdomen. kiUing him instantly. Howard Immediately surrendered himself to the authorities, and was sent to Jail at London, Ky.. where he was kept In confinement for some time before being released on ban. Shortly after George Baker was killed Sid M. Baker, now a deputy sheriff of Manchester, and a friend of the Whites and Howards, met Charlie Wooten on the road. Wooten had been identified with the Baker side of the controversy. It is said that both drew their pistols. Baker was the quicker of the two and shot Wooten through the right lung. As rKf2r4nTiie Howards from ambush, he was arrested and until his name was stricken from the indictment last week in the Clay Circuit Court was kept In the Manchester jail. Still the bloody fight was continued. A pistol duet was fought between George Hall, another friend of the Whites and Howards, and Anse Baker, a brother of Tom Baker. Hall's ear was clipped by a bullet and Baker was snot In the thigh. Afterward, Hall's bouse on Green creek was burned to the ground and for this Tom Baker was accused and Indicted, see.