Feud Slayer Flees to Hills Locomotive Chases Handcar Seized by Fugitive and Party after Shooting
-JJ . FEUD SLAYER FLEES TO HILLS Locomotive Chases Handcar Seized By Fugitive and Party After Shooting. BIG POSSES HUNTING HIM Special to The Courier-Journal. Courier-Journal. Courier-Journal. Barbourville, Ky., April 7. Posses tonight are searching the hills of Clay County for John Bailey who today shot to death Beverley White, Ver sailles, at the Cumberland & Manchester Manchester Railroad Station here. The shooting is an outgrowth of a feud between the White and Bailey families families and dozens of friends of the slain man are aiding in the search. Bailey, who was arrested after the shooting escaped from a Deputy Sheriff who was guarding him while awaiting orders to take the prisoner to Pineville for safe keeping. The fugitive and a party of friends forced a section crew to give up a handcar and escaped on this, abandoning abandoning it twelve miles from here and taking to the woods. Deputies Give Chase. Shortly after the escape twelve Dep uty Sheriffs, armed with repeating rifles arrived to escort the prisoner to Pineville. The officers gave chase on a loco motive and later were joined by friends of White. In the meantime, it has been reported reported that friends of the slayer are arming and it is feared that an outbreak outbreak between the two factions is im minent. The families have been enemies for many years. The trouble hegan when two Whites, brothers of BevcrTey White, were killed by two brothers of John Bailc-y. Bailc-y. Bailc-y. Without Eyewitnesses. The shooting today was without an eye-witness, eye-witness, eye-witness, but it. is believed that it occurred without words on either side. White, a well-to-do well-to-do well-to-do well-to-do well-to-do Woodford County farmer, was on the way to visit his old home in Clay County when he was shot. Additional apprehension is caused here by the fact that Levi Lee. a friend of tho Bailey faction, is to be tried here Monday on a charge of Killing a member of the White family I It has been announced that a large number of Deputy- Deputy- Sheriffs will be sworn in for the trial. n.ui.EYSiioLn up dry men. Brothers of Slayer Appeal Sentence In United States Court. Special" to Tlic Courier-Journal. Courier-Journal. Courier-Journal. . Lexington. Ky.. April ".Mrs. Oassie White, widow of Beverley White, who wa-. wa-. wa-. slain at Barbourville this afternoon, left tonight with her three sons. S. P., W. L. and J. 13. White, for Barbourville. Mr. White removed to Woodford County twenty-five twenty-five twenty-five years so that, he said, his sons might be brought up free from the danger of conflict with the Bailey family. He had been operated operated on at a northern hospital and was returning to Clay County to look after property interests there. The body will be brought her.- her.- tomorrow or Saturday.