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Axis, I don't remember the time,
but ho remained till twelve o clock.
Qucs. What time in the afternoon
iid he return?
Ans. About three o'clock.
Qucs. Had you discussed the check
every time ho was there?
lns. Only when he said that he
was going to Marion.
Qucs. Did he go Wednesday?
What conversation did you
We went over to the bank
and discussed it privately.
Qucs. Did ho fail to get the rig ou
Ques. Did he try Thursday?
Ans." 1 do not know.
Ques. Who was present when Jno.
D. came Into your office Thursday
Ans. I can't remember who comes
into my office every day, but I think
Charles Cassidy was one.
Qucs. Did you tell Jno. I), about
trouble in balancing books?
Ans. Yes, 1 handed him the foreign
Qucs. Was the front door locked before
Ans. It was.
Ques. Could Jno. D. see the backdoor
from where he was sitting?
Ans. I don't know, I don't think
Qucs, Wasn't your baok door hard
Qucs. Did Jno. D. know this?
Ans. Ves, one Saturday, I asked
him to help me open it, he took the
poker and I took the hatchet and we
prized it open.
Qucs. Djd Jno. D. know the back
door wa open?
Ans. Earlier jn the afternoon, I remarked
that the office was cold and
said no wonder we have it ventilated
clear through. Some one had left
the front door open and the back
doors were open. I closed the front
door and the middle door.
Qucs. Did Mrs. Dycus come in while
Jno. D. was Ihere?
Ans. Yes, she came in about IJ:!50
p. m., to get some flowers.
Ques. Had you as often as twice
left Jno. D. in the office alone?
Ans. Never had left him.
Ques. Did you one day go out the
door and leave Jno. D in the office
Ans. Never left him alone only long
enough tojgct a shovel of coal.
Qucs. Did you one day leave Jno.
D. and Tom Smith in the office alone.
Ans. Yes, I was called to the telephone
one. day, across the street,
Smith had come in to make a deposit,
they called me and said they were
holding the 'phone, for me; so I said
to Smith, will you be here for awhile?
Ques. Who came oftcner. Smith or
Anh. Gregory was the only loafer I
Ques. With what part of the hatchet
did he strike you?
Ans. He hit me with the head of
the hatchet. (He was excused.)
3rd. Witness, P. K. Cooksey,
Vice-President of bank, Edgar
Gregory was elected cashier in the
early part of January. I waB in Marion
Thursday morning and left on the
eleven o'olock train. Got home between
two and three o'clock; I saw
Jno. D. at the drug store when I
first got home. It ' was about four
o'clock when the trouble occurred.
The first that I had heard Mr. Dycus
hollowed and attracted my attention
to the bank. The defendant was
eapturcd about a hundred or a hundred
and fifty yards from the bank, by
be Simmons, Robert Jackson, Chas.
frrcgory and some others. I was not
present but went to the bank in about
two or three minutes. It was all
open, the vault is either is 6x8 or
8il0 I don't know which. It is
about 6 feet from the door of the
vault io the safe. There was blood
oav top of the safe, on the shelf be
hind the safe also on the floor by tho
aafel on the door at the entrance of
tike-office, two or three drops of blood
OB the office floor. Mrs. Yates
nearest the bank. Defendant
Ae been town marshal, but don't
think that he was acting at the time
of the tioublc.
4th. Witness, Mrs T. J. Yates, I
was' begining my supper and started
to the smoke house and heard scuffling
and running footsteps snd lookout
the back door and saw John D.
running with his hands up. Edgio
came to the back door and threw
somsthtli", M lS It hit tha al
house where John D. was getting
over the fence. Edgie was bloody
from head to ahouldcrs. I went in
the bank in about ten minutes.
Blood was on the shelf back of the
safe, on the safe and on the door
leading to the side room. In about
fifteen minutes he was arrested, on
the hill south of town, toward the
Q, Did you see any blood in the
A. Yes, somo by the front door.
Q. Did Edgie Gregory throw the
hatchet at John 1) ?
A, No. don't know what he
threw, but it hit the coal house as he
was getting over the fence.
Fifth witness, Mrs. J, H. Hill.
I was at home in my own kitchen
scouring when I 'aw Mr. Gregory
pass the door in a kind of a trot. I
heard Mrs. Lucy Yeats screaming
"he's killed him. ' I said to Mr.
Hill "something's the matter," .and
directly 1 saw them pass the front
door and heard Mrs. Yeats say "he
has killed that boy."
Sixth witnoss, J. II. Hill. I was
behind my house mending a broom,
raised up aud saw John D. pass by;
he passed on, got ovor the fence,
when 1 hoard Mrs- Yeats soroam.
John D. went by the hotol, stopped
a scconu or two anu soemeu to oei
talking to Sophia Sexton, daughter
of Mrs. Rhodes Sophia was standing
whore she slops her hogs. He
walked twenty fcot and then ran.
He once boarded with me- I went
in the bank the uext morning.
He was excused.
Sevonth witness, Obe Simmons.
I first saw the defendant on tho hill.
I went because I heard the bank
was robbed. We found John D, in
a lot, in a corner of a paling fence.
The lot belonged to Ike Martin. I
told him to get up, he asked mo to
keep them from hurting him. 1 told
him I would not. I wa in the
gang that took him to the city hall;
I was deputized to guard him and
remained with him until 1 o'clock,
when Hicklin and Flanary arrived.
In the night he said Edgie Gregory
called him a d s b, I hit him, said
Jno. I)., because he .-aid this. Jno.
D. did not remember anything that
happened. He groaned and talked
all the night aud often fell out of his
chair. I told him it was a little
trouble between him and Edgie and
would not cost him more than fifty
or a hundred dollars. He said that
the trouble came up over the chock.
Q. Had you beon to the bank on
A. No, 1 had not.
Q. Did they search Jno. D.?
Q. Did they find any weapons?
A. I did not see them if thov
Q. Did Jno. I), have any blood
A. Yes, on the right side of his
face and collar. (Witness was then
8th. witness, F. B. Dycus, on the
evening of the 24th I was sitting in
Dr. Phillips drug store, heard some
one hollow, and I ran to the door, and
saw Edgie Gregory coming out of
the bank, bloody. He said Jno. D.
has brained me with a hatchet and has
just gone over the hill I I went to
the livery stable and ordered Charlie
Gregory to bring his horses out quick.
Tho other men went over the hill
and directly I heard somo one hollow,
"here he is." On the hill he said,
"I haven't done anything, you have
the wrong man." He was arrested
by Bud Wadlington, Bob Jackson,
Walter Lowery, Charlie Gregory and
y. . wnere am tncy take inmr
A. Down in front of the hotel
and turned him over to Judge Yeates.
Q. Did he mak,e any statements?
A. Yes, somebody asked him
what he had done and why was tho
blood on him, ' he said ho got it killing
9th witness; I. F. Martin, was excused.
10th witness; Shelby Dcckcr, 1
saw Gregory tho morning before the
trouble. Edgio Gregory and John
D. woro friondly. I was in the lower
part of twi whn th? Irniihfri
I came to the bank about two
minutes after the trouble, saw blood
on the aafo and on vault. Did not
see Edgie Gregory. Safo was open
and cash was inside. Later saw Edgie
Gregory wind lime lock. He
wound only ono hand. I had worked
in the bank to learn the'businoss. 1
opened the bank tho next morning.
Did not soe any blood only in vault
I did not hear John D. make any
statements, (witness was dismissed.)
11th witness; J. H. Wadlingtou,
I have always known Edgie Gregory,
have known Jno. D. Gregory a short
tiiuo I was working upon a building,
heard the bank was robbed and
Edgie Gregory hurt. 1 got down
and ran up the river and then over
the hill and found John I), in a fenco
corner. Jno. D. asked "what docs
all this mean' he wa told you will
soon know. Shirley Pickering searched
him, nothiug wan found that 1
know of. (witness dismissed.)
I2th witness, Charlie Gregory,
(brother of Edgie): John I), came to
my stable and called for a team to bo
at the baok of the hotel at I o'clock.
Wc refused to let the team because it
was tired. 1 was tho first man that -aw
John I), whon wc went ou the hill
John D. said "don't lot them hurt
me" what have I done?" Mr. Lowory
said "You know what it moans, '
throw up your hands".
Q. who was with you?
A. Waltor Lowory, ObcCImmous
and Hob Jackson.
Q. Had John 1). been to the
A. I was not there, but my employees
said that ho had boon tlioro
several times that morning, (witness
llJth witness. Walter Lowory,
(lives at hike, Livingston County
Ky.) I have known Edgio Grogory
five or six years; I also know John
I). I was in Dyousburg on the 21st,
saw John D. about 4 o'c ook, found
him on the hill at the baok of tho
hotel lying down, face up hill, I was
among the first to approach him. He
said: "gentlemen what have I done
what docH this mean"? The defend
cnt was brought down town Thursday,
he said "Oh please, Mr. Lowery
what have 1 done, what caused me to
do this?" Charlie Gregory answered
him by saying "You have killed my
brother" John I), did not make any
explanation as to how the blood got
on him, I was not in tho bank after
the trouble, (witnoss dismissed.)
14th witnoss Clcvc Martin, I
was at homo cutting kindling, Dr.
Phillips came and told me tlioro was
some trouble, 1 heard omo one say
"get tho horsos out of tho stable ' 1
thought there was a fire. Dr. Phil
lips said, "John D. is the man" I
went to the hotel and found no otic
there. I then went upon the hill
and heard some ono say, "John D.
is found". When I first saw him,
he was resting on his elbow, had one
of his hands in his pocket. I told
him to throw up his hands, I got
over the fence, Dycus and Pickering
searched him. He said "What is it
fellows? what have I dono?" You
surely have the wrong man." They
took him to the hall and there he often
said "something, something,
something" I ask him, why have you
done this? He said that he had not
done any thing. Why is that blood
on you, I said, he said: "I did that
killing hogs," I said I know better
than that, I helped kill hogs, Monday"
He said: I wa3 putting away
the meat, (witness dismissed.)
Ifith witness, Mrs, F. B, DyoiiB,
I went to the bank Saturday afternoon
about twenty to four, Baw John
D. in the rear room of the bank. Did
not see him do anything and "know
nothing further about it.
10th witness: C. 11. Jackson:
On the evening of tho 24th I was in
Yancy Brother's store. I was pre-
Bent when Jno. D. was arrested!
He was on the hill about a hundred
yards back of the bank. I first saw
him lying on his face, There wore
only four of us when we first found
him, but later there wore about .'15.
Jno. I), first said: "What have I
dono?" He was then taken to tho
city hall. 1 did not go to the city
hall then, but did later. 1 hoard
Jno. D. make no statements in tho
hall. 1 was in the bank next day.
17(lt willies: Charlio Jouos. 1
was present when Jno. 1). was arrested.
Jno. I), said: 'What doos all
this mean? I have not dono anything."
Some ono said, "you kiiow what vou
hae done." I saw blood on his collar
and on his check. Some ono
asked: "What doos that blood moan?
Hut he did not reply. 1 was workinu
on Mr. Cassidy 's house whon 1 first
heard the hollowing, 1 saw several
people running. Wi: brought him
down the lull to the hotol. I wa
sont into the hotel to got tho
handed them to Judge Ycat.
ThcnJI wont after the ball aud chain,
but could not find it. Jno. D. unlocked
the handcuffs himself, I
was present whon Kdgic oponod tho
front door of the bank, aud ho was
blood all over I then went into tho
bank saw the blood on tho shelf baok
of the vault, a bloody dout , on tho
ceiling made bv the hatchet.
What is your pergonal fooling
toward tho defendant?
Ans. I have nothing at all agaittet
Quo. Mr. Jonos, is it not a fuat
that ho arrested your wife atone lime?
Quo Wan slut nut arrrtnlod fnr on.
ducting a house of
Ans. 1 do nut know what the wae
Quoa. Was she Not arrested aod
Ans. Yos, but I dent kjwir ubat
Quo. Is it not a faet that you had
hard fooling against tho defendant
Ans. No, if I had I would not have
worked on the road for him-Quos.
Had you not had somo argument
with the dofondant?
Ans. Yos after I worked OHt my
fine ho would not allow mo full time
for other work I did.
lSth Witnois. J. (J- Honrum
I had known Jno. I), about six
months and had always known Edgio.
1 was in Dyousburgo, on the 24th.
I hoard hollowing of distress. I was
in the bank about four or five mm-after
the trouble occurred, saw blood
on tho floor and some on tho safo
in tho vault, I saw Jno. D. in about
lf minutes, got thoro just aftor the ar
rest. I hoard him say "What
have I done?" I think ho was talking
most of the limo, but I was not
close enough to undorsfatid what ho
said. I went as far as the hotol.
Quos. How many mon were prusout
at the time of thearrost.
An. T do not know.
Quos. Can't you estimate it?
Ans. Oh, something ovor four or
five, I don t remembor.
Quer. Whoro wore you whon tho
Ans. About 7f feet from the bank.
Qucs. Who was in the bank whon
you went in?
Ans. Several woro passing in out
I remember Dr. Wolf was in the
Qucs. Was Edgie there?
A. No, he was not there.
Q. Did you iro to the city hall?
l'.Hh witness; Will PiJaut. On
the 24th I was in Dycusburg in Owen
Boaz's store; I saw John 1). going by
the back window of the store as fast
as he could. He had to climb a rock
wall. The next time I saw him, ho
was on tho hill in the fence corner.
I heard John I), say, "What does all
this mean, what havo I dono?" Then
he was brought down town. There
were 510 or 40 people present at tho
time of his arrest. He did not talk
much on his way down town. I went-
to the city hall with the prisoner,and
he claimed that he was sick. He
would fall over on tho floor and say
that he was sick. I waVthc first one
in the bank after tho trouble'; it was
very bloody in tho vault, blood was
on the floor and on the safe. The
vault was open and safe partly open.
Q. Did Jno. D. take tho keys out
of his pocket?
A. Yes, and and gave them to
Judge Yeats; .John 1). said tho
were bohind his trunk, John 1).
unlocked them nn(l Eavo lno 0)'H t0
some ono. (Witness excused.)
20th witness, Charley Bennett. I
am 17 yoars old, was going homo
from suhool the evening the trouble
ooourrcd. 1 saw John I), on tho hlii
aftor ho was arrostcd and ho said,
"what havo I dono?" and thoy told
him what ho had dono. He hold up
his hands and said, "kill me if you
want to." I did not hoar Clurloy
ask him anything. 1 wont to the oity
hall willi him that night, some one
askod him if ho had boon doped and
he said 'yos. ' He was aoting crazy
and said, while ho was lying thoro,
ho said, "Sophia is or aint innocont"
I don't know wliioli.
Q. Did anybody talk to John D.?
A. Walter Lowory was talking Io
Q. Did he say that Sophia wai
implicated in this affair?
Q. Did you stay at tho oily hall
all of the time?
A. Yos, uutil he waa talon away.
Q. Is it wot a faet that you went
to sleep and that they loft yen there
A. 1 weat io alMp about IS. 30
a aii4 got up before they left
Q. Who heard bin en; tbat Sophia
A. Waltor l.owerr.
Q. De jom know Jut WftJur
liowory heard it?
A. I do
Q. Who were preaeot?
A. Obe SiMMoae. Duo Horabacfc.
Waltor Lowerj aod (lj Itiehard
21 at wiiwoee, J. A. Grave I hh
in the drug tore at the time of the
trouble. I beard Mr. Dennett say
that he (bought tbe bank wit being
robbed. 1 went to tbe from of tbe
bank and aaw Kdgie trying to opeo
tbe door, be said eoiueone bad pretty
netir braided him. "He bas ran out
the baek door, toward the nver. '
Mr. Jaokaou and I mm towards the
river but did not any (range
pooplo and turned bock add went
towards the road. We saw omt one
coming and it wax Cbarlte HtHHett
coming from school. We turned d
oume up over the hill. We saw Jno.
I), aftor they had arreeted Mm. Aa
Judge Yeatt could not soe, 1 went
with him and wrote the warrant. I
went to the city hall and remained
about ton iniuute, but tho defendant
said nothing. Wat in the bank the
next day, or the next day after the
trouble. Saw blood on the floor and
V" u uwni, am hoi 3t)0 ;kc ,,
eountor or any indications of it,
eopt blood un the floor and
wounds ou Kdgie's head.
Walter Lowery roenlleri.
Q. At the city hull, did you hear
John I). nay anything about Sophia''
i. i oh, no Mtil, "Sophia,
that pour woman, how liu is
Hod upon, don t blamo her with this. '
Q. Did anybody say that sho was
connected with this?
Q. Did Obe Simmons ask John
I), if thce women had dopod him?
A. Yes' and he answered,
not, surely not."
Q. Did John I).
beg to go on to
barton and not let them lynch him?
A. Yes, he said "blow my brain
out." I said 'John D., life is awful
sweet to a man."
22nd Witnoss Dr. Phillip.
I am a practicing physiciau and have
resided in Dycusburg nine years.
Graduated at the Kcntuccky School
of Mcdicino. I was on the street and
heard some one hollow that some
person robbed Kdgie and Konc out
the back way, Iwcnt to the bank but
did not go inside Then I weut up
back the hotel, I saw Jno. 1). Koby
over the fence and I aid "Go after
him Jno. D." no went over the hill
I went back tojbc bank and met Kd
gtc, saying " I bolieye he has brained
me." I went to tho office and examined
Edgic'H head. I found a
wound abputan inoh nod a half on tho
left side or his head, and two on the
back lacerated wound.
1 imtlri fiAA thA UnH .1.
.,v vuu UUUC lll0 periosteum
fatal wound unless complies
up. I consider tho hatchet a JJl
weapon. 1 I examined the (. '
fnnnt lilnnil nn St nun i
hall about S o'olook, ,)
"If it had not been fo t
there would have been t
called mo a d c b, aim i
no man uau oali me that
not oat any supper, mam
Q. Do you considers
out of danger?
A. Yos, if nothing tnvrr
to them. (Ho was then Ji
. .. .., , U( UlB
back of tho safo, on th0 door bt u
hinges. I boliovo the blood w, '
floor in front of the safe a n '
door faoing leading into l .
room. As Jno. I). camo up th s,
rirt wnlil tvltnt !... I
"" - ' " 1IIHC III Jj
havo uotio ntiylhiiig am r. a
punished for it." I went t
Aftor hoaritiK the
decided to hold thr j '
to answer any Indictment a
the Grand Jury. The warn
road for "willful and tuali
ing with intent to kill
The bond was fixod at K pj
Rifle Free To wide Awike Bcji
We have a Stovons nflf a g
not a tlobort hut a real nrt t
leoit ilO, which shoot N
ridge whieh wo will giw t
boy who brings us tweotj fi a x
aubeoriptions to the I'r. - t
a many a$ fire rc now
ThU off or bold good tu. t
I'ebnury only. All
in before Tuesday Prt.r . ,
l07. Tbe Prs of T .
rvary Slat, will contain n
cooioetaal and bonr il
received at tbe Pre otfi.
Lnyne & Lcavcll Brv
Hopkinsvillc mule men u 4
be tn Marion next Monday
county court day. Februanr
Left For Tew Mexico
W. A. DivitlcoB, of Li v u
Calvin Clark, of Crittfiidin " t
left rtieeday xtornoon f
Tower Ne Moxiw. Mr U
will probably loente if plra
Clark however is only pr;
He i employed as Mipermt' '
tbe wine of the Hcnder '
and will return hore tin
open np their mine t)
further developments mi
Firm for Sale.
Kami near Hardin, K) f
(ood laud, good huildin.
cheap. Write to Collin-Morganfield,
Layne & Leavell Bros the
Hopkinsville mule men wil(
be in Marion next Moraiav
county court day, Fcbruan
It ttiin. it snows, it
freezes, thewatorgots up. it- r '
but our mail carrier Noble P )(
travels tho road just the
C. Y. itouohor and Mr '
wont to Marion MonJay.
Klvis Andrews, of Crayneul
Albort Hankins, from Marian
itod his fathers family last w" I
Mr. Woodson, spent Tuesday r z
W. H. Ordway, was at Starr
Charlie Hunt, is buying
Misb Linnu and Kirbic Parif '
Mid Way, is going to school, at Mar
Wilson chupcl church,
Jim Janae has moved in with i
J II. Travis, continues running
Tom Gueee, vialtcd bin father nei
Bpl6Ht "tart Wednesday;
James had a horse to 1
Mrs. Alice Wilson and son fro
Green rjver is visiting her
Mr. and Mrs. Carley at Starr.
Mr. Bill Ordway, visited nis nein
was destroyed. I don't consider it a Mrs. Andrew- last Thursday.