Part 7, Note 25

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[La Grange] True Issue, May 13, 1865; Columbus Times, February 20, 1869; Colorado Citizen, October 5, 1871, April 4, 1872, February 27, 1879, April 28, 1911; Houston Daily Times, November 6, 1868, November 28, 1868, February 12, 1869, [Hempstead] Texas Countryman, August 6, 1869; [La Grange] State Rights Democrat, November 12, 1869; [Houston] Evening Telegraph, January 10, 1870; Fayette County New Era, October 24, 1873. There are no known extant editions of The South. The edition of the True Issue cited above gives The South's editor's name only as "Baker." Presuming that this Baker was one of the three brothers who ran the Colorado Citizen before the Civil War, and since one of the three, A. Hicks Baker, was killed during the war, then the editor of The South must have been either Jim Baker or Ben Baker. Ben Baker was one of the few remaining members of his company who surrendered at Appomattox on April 9, 1865, just about a month before the first issue of The South appeared. He probably could not have arrived in Columbus in time to organize and produce the newspaper. Jim Baker was discharged from the army in 1862, and presumably had lived in Columbus since that time, making him the logical candidate to have created The South. He was probably forced to wait until after the war to establish the newspaper because paper itself was in very short supply during the war.
    Daniels, the physician, lawyer, and editor, evidently left town shortly after selling the Times. In 1873, he was living at the small community of Fiskville near Austin and serving as a state policeman when he and seven other state policemen, among whom was another Colorado County man, Wesley Cherry, were sent to Lampasas to confront the Horrell brothers. The Horrells, Thomas, Martin, Merit, and Bill, and a number of their relatives and friends, were accused of "branding, killing and skinning other peoples' cattle," of attempting to murder the sheriff, and of randomly shooting into people's houses. On March 14, the policemen arrested Bill Bowen, a brother-in-law of the Horrells. Bowen led them to the saloon where the Horrells and a number of their adherents were waiting. Daniels, Cherry, and two other state policeman, Thomas Williams and Andrew Melville, entered the saloon; the other four officers waited outside. Almost as soon as they entered, Daniels, Cherry, Williams, and Melville were mowed down in a hail of gunfire. Daniels, Cherry, and Williams all died on the scene (see [Austin] Daily State Journal, March 19, 1873, March 26, 1873; [Austin] Daily Democratic Statesman, March 20, 1873; Annie Doom Pickrell, Pioneer Women in Texas (Austin: Jenkins Publishing Company, 1970), pp. 462-463; Colorado County Marriage Records, Book D, p. 130).