Feb. 23, 1908 (Sunday)
WILL FAMOUS FEUD BEGIN ANEW? Just when you thought the the Hatfield-McCoy feud was over, word comes from Kentucky that Tom Hatfield, whom the article calls "the famous mountain feudist," died in Louisa, Ky. Evidently he had been captured by enemies across the West Virginia border about two weeks ago and was taken "into the woods, was tied to a tree and left to die>." Someone found him and brought him to Louisa, but he was in such bad condition from exposure that both legs had to be cut off. Then he died. The Times offers a little background to the feud with this paragraph:
Hatfield was a member of the Hatfield clan (pictured above; "Devil Anse" is seated, second from the left, in the front row) in the famous Hatfield-McCoy feud. It will be remembered that "Devil Anse" Hatfield died in Pike County a few years ago after almost all of his kin had left for the South. Tom Hatfield was one of the members of the band who had seemed to b ear a charmed life. He had been in a number of battles but had escaped practically unharmed in every instance.
The short article, on the front page of today's New York Times, ends with this paragraph:
Surviving members of the clan are vowing vengeance, and will try to discover who killed Tom.