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TlX : raftsmea were members' of the Howard Snd Baker- Baker- families. These two families -were -were partners in the logging business,, but .the Bakers, being ardent followers ot the Garrards, Garrards, and thus politically opposed to the Howards, the differences between them became became serious, so much so that in settling up their haul of logs for the spring a dispute dispute arose that definitely sundered the partnership partnership and produced a feeling that made bloodshed inevitable. The day following this quarrel eight of the Howards came down to the river look- look- lng tor the Bakers. The latter, however, were In ambush for their enemies,' and before before the Howards returned from their re-eonnoltering re-eonnoltering re-eonnoltering trip two of their number were killed by Tom Baker. For this double murder murder revenge was sure snd swift. The next day, armed with the rifle that had done him service in the Harlan feud. Jim Howard took tha trail of hla enemies and' followed It with a determination that would ot be balked by .th lack, of a victim. victim. But Tom Boker was not to be found, and It looked as It Jim would hsve to postpone postpone his hunt. Stepping into a clump of bushes along the roadside not far from the Baker homestead. Jim bided hla time. Hours' vent by with no sign of the man he wss awaiting, and any one but a veteran feudal ist would hsve given up the venture. But Jim held on until finally along the

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  1. The Inter Ocean,
  2. 10 May 1903, Sun,
  3. Page 32

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