Assassination 16

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Assassination 16 - But Jim held on until finally road came, not...
But Jim held on until finally road came, not Tom Baker, but old George Baker, Tom's father, shambling through the dnst and muttering to himself with the ab-entm4ndednees ab-entm4ndednees ab-entm4ndednees of age. Hs waa woefully upset upset by the crime committed by his son and waa returning from a qneet to had 4eea. making tor the latter. - Aa he came in line with the bnshes he halted as If impelled to stop by some unlucky Instinct. The oppor tunlty for revenge waa not lost to the man in hiding and. raising his gun. he deliberately deliberately shot and killed the old man where he stood.- stood.- - - . Feud Reavcned te Fruakfort. It Is not often that a feudist is arrested ana held for murder of this kind, but an exception, exception, was made in this esse snd Jim Howard was caught and brought to trial by the authorities. authorities. Although convicted, he was allowed allowed te appeal for a second trial, obtaining his liberty under bond In the, meantime. It waa durlaj this, interim that th shooting of Goebel took place, an act committed by Howard, Howard, according to the testimony brought out la avis recent trial. In exchange for a pardon pardon promised htm by Governor Taylor for the murdr of eld George Baker. . Thus the killing of Goebel was the direct snd logical result: of the mountaineer feuds that for more than two decades have kept southeastern Kentucky In a state of constant constant turmoil It was the final card from that fatal game played by young Howard and Turner Turner on the banks of the Cumberland twenty-two twenty-two twenty-two rears age. With Jim Howard's committal committal by the state authorities for the murder of the Governor he disappeared from further further participation la the feud he had helped inaugurate In Clay county. "

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

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