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Denies Libraxian's Statement.
The witness was closely pressed,
too, about his conversation with Miss
Skeffington. He denied very emphati
cally that he had used the language
attributed to him by -her, "that is
Dune Cooper shooting Carmack." H.,
admitted that he had not turned back
to the scene of the killing until he
had met Miss Skeffington. He next
went around down-town and stopped
at a number of places. He denied
that he did this to establish an alibi.
The State declared at this juncture
that it proposed to take up the cross
examination on a new line, and that
as the hour was late, it would be bet
ter to adjourn until 9 a. m. tomorrow.
The court so ordered.
COL. COOPER ON THE STAND.
Aged Defendant is Examined by
Counsel for the Defence-Father
of Carmack's Slayer Makes
a Good Witness.
Nashivlle, Tenn., February 23.
The sixth day of actual testimony in
the tase of Col. Duncan B. Cooper
and Robin J. Cooper and John D.
Sharpe, charged with the murder of
former Senator E. W. Carmack, clos
ed today with the aged defendant.
Col. Cooper on the witness stand. His
own counsel were questioning him,
and when court adjourned they inti
mated that they were about half
Trough. They had taken him over
the trouble, commencing four years
ago and brought him down to the
start from his son's office to the Gov
ernor's Mansion. It was during this.
walk that the senator was killed.
Col. Cooper made an excellent wit
ness. He appeared very cool, col
leeted and almost disinterested. The
only time he showed emotion was
when counsel was reading the editor
ials, whioh led up to the killing. Then
his already florid face flashed more
deeply, and the scatlet stole up over
his bald head, accentuating the white
ness of what little hair is left him.
That the State will grill Col. Coop
er on cross-examination to the limit
of counsel's ability, goes withont say
ing. Possibly, too, this is why the
defence did not conclude direct ex
amination of the colonel today.
Following the announcement of
Gen. Garner that the .State did not
care to further cross-examine Sharpe,
the defendant, rwas briefly questioned
by counsel for the defence. Gen Me
Can, of counsel for the State, follow
ed with a few questions.
Sh.arpe said he made no statement
about the shooting until called to the
witness stand yesterday. He said he
had no engagement at the Governor's
Mansion when asked to go there by
the Coopers on the day of the shoot
ing, having merely agreed to accom
Col. Cooper Testifies.
Col. Duncan B. Cooper was then
called to .the stand. He is short,
iheavy set and very florid, and some
what bald, and his scanty ha.ir, like
his mustache, is very white. His eyes
are clear and hard. He is 64 years
Cooper gave his war -'record with
Forrest. Then he said:
"I met Senator Carmack years ago
at Columbia, when he was quite
young. I brought him to Nashville
as editor of the American, and he re
mailed with me unt-il 1892, when he
went to Memphis."
Cooper said that in Memphis in
1892 Carmaek wrote an editorial
thanking the witness for what he had
'Wie for thim, (Carmaek.) This en
tire editorial was allowed bf both
sides to go into the evidence.
It was Carmack's farewell, in
whih he expressed regret at leaving
the American and gratitude to the
paper and its friends. It closed with
"I desire to express especially the
regard I feel and the debt I owe to
ol. D. B. Cooper. under whose di
retion I entered journalism. It is
pleasant now to be able to say that I
cannot recall a word or an incident
that ever marred the pleasure of our
"'Did you, after -he left. maintain
friendly relations?" the avitness was1
"Absolutely so. We corresponded,
and the last very friendly letter I had
from him was in December, 1904."
A portion of this letter was admit
ted in evidence. It read:I
"Dear Colonel: I have been trying
to get Senator Mitchell, of Oregon, to
locate some good place for Tan in
connection with the Panama Canal'
as he is doing something for some one
ise. I am inclined to think the best
thing Van can (10 is to tackle the
president himself and tell him what
he wants. HJowever. I will do any
thing I can.'
The Van referred to is a friend of
Coope sa he earned the title of,
'colonel in t he a rnly. bei,_ c,wliiS
sioned as a colonel to go into the Fed
eral lines and raise a Confederate bat
talion. He said the relations between
ibimself and Carmack were not cordial
during the Carmack-Taylor senatorial
contest. He said:
Beginning of Trouble with Carmack.
"The first offensive note appeared
,in the Memphis News Scimitar in
- Cooper supported Taylor then. Wit
ness said that when he supported Pat
terson for governor, Carniack ceased
speaking to him.
An editorial in the Memphis N'ews
Scimitar of March 15, 1908, was in
troduced in evidence in part, as bear
ing on Cooper's mental condition.
Cooper had been informed that Car
mack wrote it. The editorial referred
to Col. Cooper and Col. Gates as
"consistent bolters, who got together
in support of the only governor the
Louisville and Nashville railroad in
its history of crime and debauchery
The State objeeted to 'he tone of
voice in whieh Attor-ney Washington
read the paragraph. and the court of
fered to let the prosecutor read it if
he wanted to. but he declined.
Col. Cooper said that in the joint
debates between Carmack and Pat
terson, his name was used very of
ten. "It began," he said, "in a
spirit of ridicule, and later charged
me with corruption. His first refer
ence was to 'a little baldheaded an
gel named Dune Cooper.' Later refer
ring to the 'angel,' he asked if the an
gel was white or black and were its
feathers tainted with a sulphurous
"What was the angel -he was talk
"A man named Dune Cooper, sup
posed to be myself.''
Cooper said he was a private citiz
en at that time, held no officc and
had said or done nothing to provoke
Carmack was defeated and became
editor of the Nashville Tennesseean.
Witness said the attacks continued in
that papex uninterruptedly.
A copy of the Tennesseean of Oc
tober 21, 1908. containing the first
editorial attack on Cooper was pro
duced. This editorial was 4headed,
"An Awful Threat." and concerned
Governor Patterson's chances of elec
tion if Bryan was ''knifed." It clos
ed by ''direeting the attention of the
ihonorable Dune Cooper and other
honorables,'' naming them, to the
threat to knife Bryan. Among the
honorables named was' Col. Cohen,
who Cooper testified was "a black
bottom dive-keeper, often convicted
Several other "honorables'' men
tioned were given bad names by the
witness. The intent was to show that
Carmack grossly insulted Cooper.
Witness did not know whether C'ar
mak wrote the editorial, but said he
was the responsible editor.
A copy of the Tennesseean of Sun
da, November 8, 1908, was' intro
dued. It contained the editorial en
titled "Across the Muddy Chasm,''
which so enraged Col. Cooper that he
tld Craig that either Carmack or he
--Col. Cooper-must die if his name
appeared again. Cooper said Sena
tor Carmaek also charged him with
being the "head and front of a cor
"He stated,'' said the witness,
"that t'he governor was an island and
that I was the water completely sur
The Tennesseean of November 3.
1908, wvas produced, with ani editorial
which Cooiper said referred to him.
Counsel for the State objected to its
introduction, but the court admitted
it. The paragraph was entitled:
"The work of the machine.'' No
names were mentioned. Next Judge
Anderson read tihe editorial of No
vember 8, entitled 'Across the Muddy
Chasm.' In it Col. Cooper is refer
red to as the peace-maker who recon
ciled Governor Patterson and his only
enemy, Governor Cox. Next Judge
Anderson read "The Diplomat of the
Zweibund'' previously introduced by
Cooper testified that he read these
editorials before the killing of Sena
tor Carmack and said:
"I read tihe Sunday editorial
'Aross the M1uddy Chasm' before I
sent word to C'armnack by MIr. Craigz.
I read the Mfonday editorial at the
club before I had t he confreeneeC with
my son at his office.'
Describing MIr. Craig's visit to Car
mack when Craig was the bearer of
the message from Cooper, the witness
"Craig returned and told me that
nothing could be done, that Carmaek
was in an ugly mood. But as~ he left
he said to me. 'your name will not
'Did von demand an apolony ?"
"I speifiall did not. I toldt Crai:
I anted no apology. all T wanted w nas
tat then''e attack-. iould rese T
said that unless they did tile town wvas
not big~ enough to hold both of us.
that T was tired of having a man ;pit
I got up. What 1 meant by thre town
not being big enough for both of us I
will explain if you wish later."
"Did you have a weapon on that
"No, sir, and so stated to Craig
when I asked for a personal inter
view with Carniack-asked him to ar
Movements on Day of Shooting.
The witness said he was armed
when he went- to Robin 's offie on
Monday morning. He got the revol
ver Sunday night. He did not know
what kind it was; he never looked at
After leaving Robin's office Mon
day and returning 'home, Cooper said
Qe found his daughter hysterical be
cause of Robin's telephone message.
She feared he would be shot down on
"I knew that there was no cause
for fear," said Cooper, "but her
tears made me anxious, and to please
her, I went upstairs and tore up the
note I had written in Bradford's of
fiee and wrote anot'er one. I struck
!it nie sentence tfhat was in the other
note I<had written that Carmaek had
no more right to abuse me in the
paper than he had to abuse me to my
face. 'thus far you have not had the
femerity to do thi.' This I struck
Conference With Patterson.
Leaving home, Cooper went to the
Maxwell house, where he remained
until about 3 p. m. While he was
there, Governor Patterson, Bradford
and Robin called on him. He said he
told them to come. At this meeting
Patterson, the witness said, talked
about the strained relations between
Cooper and Senator Carmack. Coop
er started to tell what the governor
said, but the State objected, and was
sustained. At the Maxwell, Cooper
dictated the new note to Senator Car
mack, and Governor Patterson saw it,
and urged Cooper not to send it, as
did Bradford, said -the witness.
After an hour's discussion, the
court ruled that the witness could say
whether there was or was not a. con
ference, and what the result of that
conference was, but must not give the
language used during it.
"You had a conference at Brad
ford's office. What was its purpose
"It was to dissaude me from send
inz a note to Mr. Carmack. I went to
the conference to learn what were the
results of Mr. Bradford's efforts to
settle the difficulty. I foudn Col.
Tully Brown there.''
"Did Robin attend?''
"Did you agree not to send the
"I did agree.''
"While in the conference, did you
reeive a message?''
"I did. I was called to the tele
phone by some one who said Gover
nor Pa.ttterson wanted me. I talked
with him, and he required me to come
to t'he mansion in about 25 minutes.
I told him I would go.''
"When you left the office for the'
Governor's Mansion did you tell
Robin not to .come with you?''
"Did you or Robin expect to meet
"No, sir. In fact, Robin urged me
not to go up Church street, but to
take the route least likely to bring
me in contact' with the senator.''
The witness then described the trip
from Ba.rdford 's officee up nearly to
the scene of the shooting, just as the
other principals did.
"So far as you know, did you or
Robin intend to go on 7ith avenue un
til you got tihe request to meet the
"No, sir. That invitation alone
took us up that street.''
Adjourning time arrived with the
defence about half through the di
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ret exanuiation. They 'had taken
the colonel as far as the walk to the
scene of the killing. They will re
sume the direct examination tomor
row at 9 a. m., to which time court
FOR COL. COOPER
State Brings Up Details Dealing With
His Past-Counsel in Bitter
Nashville, Tenn., Feb. 2J.--After a
day replete with exciting incidents
the session of the Cooper-Sharp trial
for the murder of Former Senator
Carmaek closed with the aged defend
ant, Col. D. B. Cooper, still upon the
stand. The direct examination of the
colonel, which began early yesterday
morning, lasted until nearly noon to
day. Almost the first thing the State
did on eross-examination was to an
nounce that it would try to prove
that Col. Cooper was a defaulter to
the -extent of over $100,000 wbile
clerk and master of chane. in
Maary county. This precipitazed a
bitter fight between counsei, duIng
which harsh words were used and
much anger displayed, despite the
efforts of Judge Hart to hold the reins
The State won a partial vietory and
straightway sprang another surprise.
It resurrected some old legislative
records concerning an investigation
into alleged defalcation of State
Treasurer M. T. Polk in the early
'80s. They offered to prove that
thousands of dollars of the State's
money was invested by Polk with Col.
Duncan B. Cooper and others in a
Mexican silver mine scheme, a wal
nat log scheme in North Carolina and
a weheme to buy the Nashville Ameri
Col. Cooper admitted that there
were irregularities in his office of
clerk and master in chancery, but
said they were due to bad manage
ment and poor bookkeeping and that
every dollar was made good. He ad
mitted that Polk was his partner in
the ventures named, but declared that
lie (Cooper) never handled a dollar
of the money and had no knowledge
that it was taken from the State's
Colonel a Good Witness.
Col. Cooper made an excellent wit
ness, but one -hard to handle even by
hs own counsel. Repeatedly he ufrged
Judge Anderson to let the State ask
"any question on any subject,'' and
at ie answered over his own attor
ney 's objections. Now and thren he
displayed great heat, but he did not
contradict himself upon any point.
When court adjou.rned the cross-ex
amination had reached only the com
mencement of th~e trouble, the early
editorials. Tomorrow the State should
reaeh the actual killing.
It is likely from the length to which
the State is going on the colonel 's
ross-examination that the witness
will be on the stand all da. tomorrow.
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