Tom Adams, well-known in this county, shot and killed George Holbrook at Homestead on Wednesday of last week. Adams was living with Holbrook’s wife in a tent on a mining claim in the eastern part of the county and went to Homestead with the woman after two children who were in the possession of the father. A fight followed and Adams killed Holbrook.
Adams and Mrs. Holbrook are now in jail at Baker. District Attorney Fairchild and Sheriff Rinehart went over to the Imnaha and brought back five children they found in the tent. A part of the children are now with their grandfather at Joseph.
Wallowa County Reporter Thursday December 19, 1918