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VOL. 28. MARION, CRITTENDEN COUNTY, KENTUCKY, FEBRUARY 7. 1907. NUMBER 36.
HELD TO THE GRAND JURY
UNDER A $750.00 BOND
Examining Trial of John D. Gregory Before Judge Blackburn
At Marion Court House Last Monday Created
A Great Beal of Interest in the County
A COMPLETE TEXT OF THE EVIDENCE JUST AS GIVEN
A great deal of interest was manifested
in Marion and Dyeusburg and
indeed all over Crittenden county
and other parts of Kentucky and in
many parts of the United State, in
the alleged murderous assault made
on CasJcr Edgic Gregory of
bank by J. I). Gregory the ex-marshal
of the town. Dyeusburg
nestles among the hills of the Cumberland
river and is ordinarily a iiiet
little hamlet, made up of good people.
The place has always been a
a good business point and first and
last some fortunes have
been accuniul? ed theie. Naturally
the bank is tin nucleus of the business
ot the place and one can imagine
what a thrill of excitement
through the community when it unreported
that an attempt had been
made to kill the and rob the
Last Monday when the case was
-et for examination of witnesses before
Judge Walter Ulackburn about
forty of the representative citizens of
Dyeusburg and vicinity were here to
testify. Long before the time tor the
trial the court house was packed with
eager spectators County Attorney
Henderson and Hon. L. H. James,
appeared for the commonwealth.
Judge Jas. A. Moore, and City Attorney
John A. Moore for the
The defendant came into the
court accompanied by his attorneys,
but was not called for examination
and made no statement.
The following is the evidence a-given
before the court.
1st witness, V. H. Hodge, (Mail-carrier.)
I drove up near the bank
and handed out the mail, also some
tin buckets, and heard a rumbling
noise, one came up and said
that J. I). Gregory was killing Kdgie
Gregory. Mr. Boa, went up and
shook the door f.ni. found that it was
locked. 1 also tried the door and
found it was locked and looked in the
door and saw Kdgie standing in the
main office. He came on to the door
and said "Johu D. Gregory is the
man who did the work."
Withiu four or five days I went iu
the bank and saw blood on the floor
of the vault, also on the safe, also on
a shelf in the vault back of the safe.
I had not seen John D. for about a
week before this trouble. I saw
standing in the office just as if
he had come from the vault, about
eight feet from it. I was first attracted
to the bank by hearing a dead-like
moan, Kdgie told me thru the
door that John D. did the work.
Then I .ran for help. I met some
men going up the river armed with
guns to head him. (He was excused.)
Second witness: Edgar Gregory,
(Plaintiff.) I was formerly a farmer
and from March until January the
7th was an employee of the bank;
then I was chosen cashier. I am not
related to John D. Gregory and I
first met him the first of last July,
1906, There had been no difficulty
between us; I was his friend, and
thought he was nine. He often came
into the bank and read, was almost a
daily -loafer. Saturday, the I9th of
January, 1907, John D. came into
the bank and asked me to go that
nigtit to help search for a negro mur
derer. "The reward is $50 and we
can get it," he said. No, I have a
position and don't want to take any
risk. I do not want to go. John
D. said, '1 am keeping secluded and
want to sit in the back room if you
don't care, o the negroes will think
I am out. About .:!!() p. m. Mrs.
Dyeus came in to get some flowers
that were growing in the back room.
1 went into the room with her and
.John D. got up and spoke to her, he
came from behind the coal pile. After
Mrs. left he came out and
said; 'it looks like it is going to be
a bad, stormy night and I don't belies
e I'll 1:0 out and for the
negro. "I -aid, no, I wouldn't go
On Tue-day 1 received a check returned
from the Marion Hank which
had been protested by Van-dell.
The cheek of $l".OU made
payable to Mr-. A. K. Rhodes,
nf the hotel. I went down
to the hotel and tailed Juo. D. out
and asked him to come to the bank
so that we could discuss the check
privately. He seemed very much
surprised when I showed him the
check and said perhaps his father had
drawn the money out and that he
would come to town the next day and
fix it up. Hut the next day lie came
in and said that he could not go, but
he would go the next morning. He
came in morning and
said he would go that afternoon if he
had to drive. About '.I o'clock Thursday
afternoon he came iu and said
that he could not get a rig for love
or money, not even with tears in his
eyes. 1 said, that will be all right,
just -i you attend to it by Saturday.
He sat down and was )iiiet while I
finished my business. I told him I
had found a mistake, lie -aid, 'ou
had better lock the door and keep the
people out and then you can And the
mistake.' He always placed his
chair to my back with his face toward
the vault. 1 picked up my cash
drawer and books and started to put
them in the vault, he got up and
said 'I would like to see you set the
time lock.' I wound one side and
stooped to set the loi. He cam .
down with the hatchet o.' 'ny head
like driving nails. I was truek
three times before I could raise up, I
didn't know when I received the
fourth stroke. I got up as quick as
I could and we clenched; then John
D. turned loose the hatchet and tried
to smother me. I jerked his hand
loose as soon as I could and screamed.
He then turned me loose and
ran out the back door; I followed him
to the door and threw the hatchet at
him. Then I came straight through
the office to the front doer and unlocked
it and went to Dr. Phillips'
office to have my head dressed. Dr.
Phillips was not there so I returned
to the bank and finished locking it.
Question. You and John D. had
been good friends?-'
Answer. We had; I was his and con-
sidered him mine.' . ,'-;
Ques. What time did you go to
Ana. I began work in March, but
was elected cashier Jan. 7th, 1907.
Ques. Who was cashier prior to
Ques'. Did Jno. D. go in the hank
Ans. Yes, any time he cared to.
Ques. After Brissey retired, did he
come at will?
Ques. What day did trouble occur?
Ans. The 24th day of Jan. 1(J07.
Ques. What was the date of the
Ans. Jan. lath, 11107.
Ques. Do you remember the day of
Ques. Was he in the bank every day?
Ans. Kvcry day from Saturday to
Thursday with the exception of Sunday.
Ques. When did you receive notice
Ans. 1 received it on the evening
of the Next morning I went
down and had him come to the bank.
Ques. Did you have
Ques. Was the check
Ans. Only when Jno. D. said ho
going to Marion to attend to it.
Que-. What day did he -ay he was
Ans. He said that he would
go Tuesday, but failed, then Wed
and failed, then Thursday
Que-. Did he go?
Ques. What reason did he'givc for
Ques. Did he go to the bank alter
it had opened Oil the 24th?
An. He did.
Ques. Did he ak about your broth-
Ques. What time did he come to
Continued 011 Eighth Page.
THE CUMBERLAND RIVER
To Be Harnessed By Dam At Falls Near
Williamsburg Project Backed By
ALREADY FORMED SAYS AMENDMENT.
New York, Feb. 2. In addition
to harnessing the Cumberland river
falls in Kentucky, the Niagara of the
south, a syndicate has been formed
here for the purpose of constructing
which will be the first plant of their
description on the other side of the
Mason and Dixon line. The Cumber
land projects will involve an expendi
ture not far short of $H,.")(IO,()00.
The enterprise is primarily backed
by William F. Cox and associates.
Among the other men chiefly inter
ested are S. S. Wctmore, of Phila
delphia, and S. L. Merchant, of Boston.
Arthur Gcisler, the New York consulting
engineer, is now engaged in
drawing up the plans for the con
struction', and equipment of the
powcrhousf and reduction works.
The initial capaoity of the hydroelectric
plant will be 20,000 horse
power, radically all of which will
be consumed by the chemical works
most (if the balance being available
for tbjc Louisville district.
The power schemes embraces the
building of a big dam across the
Cumberland river, which will have' a
capacity of over 2,000,000 eubio feet,
of waiter. The dam will back the
water up to Williamsburg, 25 miles
distant. Included in the storage capacity
will be parts of the tributary
riverjbetween the falls and Williams-
YOUNG ENGINEER KILLED
AT VALLEY JUNCTION, 0.
Thomas N. Morgan, Son of John P. Morgan,
of this City, met Instant
Death January 31st
INTERMENT SUNDAY IN NEW CEMETERY
Thomas Newton Morgan, son of
John P. Morgan, of this city, was
instantly killed at Valley Junction
Ohio by being struck by a fast passenger
train Jan. 31st. The news
came to the dead man's parents first
in the shape of a telegram which
however was brief and gave no particulars.
The remain- arrived here Saturday
night at 1 1 ;I!0 o'clock and were taken
to the residence of his parents. The
funeral was preached Sunday after-noon
at 2 o'clock at the Baptist
church, Re. J. II. Butler officiating.
The members, of the Knights of
and Woodmen of the World,
thou took charge of the remains and
conducted the interment at the new
cemetery. Many beautiful floral offerings
were placed on the irrave.
Thoma- Newton Morgan born
otith l7'.t, the county near
Marion. lie piol'e cd religion Nov.
lith lS'.l" and joined Caldwell Spring-church
and retained hi- membership
there until he died. For year-he
has been engineer on the railroad
working pricipally in the north and
he had a line which ua
paving him l."00per annum.
He not married He is the
third child ol J. P. Morgan, the one
armed man and was a great help and
consolation to his father and mother.
He is survived by three brothers,
Jas. Will and Joe and one sister,
Mr-. T. L. Patter-on.
The smoke stack of the Marion
Klcctric Light & Ice Co., blown
down by on the night of
January l!'th 1!M)7. Thi- company
carried a tornado policy iu the insurance
agency of Bourland A II ay nus
and on February tith received a cheek
covering all lo-s and the damage and
the of the erection of the
stack. It pay- to have insurance
A Double Wedding
Mi Nellie Bo-ton, of this city,
and Dr. Walter TravN, of Tribune,
and Miss Bulah Franklin, of Tolu,
and Dr. Robert Perry, of Sheridan,
were married Tuesday evening at 15
o'clock at the residence of Rev. J. R.
McAfee iu Louisville.
They will reside in until
the Medical School is out in May
when both doctors will graduate.
Miss Nellie Boston is the daughter
of Geo. Boston, of this city, and Miss
Frauklin is the oldest daughter of A.
F. Franklin, of Tolu. Both young
ladies are great favorites among their
Dr. Travis is the oldest son of Mr.
Frank Travis, of Tribune, and Dr.
Perry i- the youngest son of J. B.
Perry, of Sheridan. Both young
men have been attending a medical
college at Louisville for some time
and are promising young doctors.
Their many friend- congratulate them
on winning two such bounic brides.
The extends congratulations
and both young couple-
M, B, Charles Here.
Marvin Charles cashier of the Central
Hank of Brookhavon, Miss., was
iu Marion a icw hours Tuesday. Mr.
Charles married Miss Kilo
of and was himself raised
neartl.ie. He was cashier of the
AMONG OUR EXCHANGES
PADLMAII NkVS DK.MOCItAT.
Mr-. A. P. Kelly and daughter.
GOOD MAN OF HAMPTON
PASSES FROM EARTH
William Crawford Died at His Home on
Sunday Jan. 20th, 1907
After a Short Illness
INTERMENT IN THRELKELD CEMETERY
The death angel visited the Crawford
home Sunday. Jan. 20th, .iua
took for its choice the loving
and affectionate father.
The subject sketch was born and
reared in Livingston county. He
was horned in 1S4I5, was married to
Miss Sallic Nash in ISIm. She survives
He profe. cd faith in iu
181KI and ha- been a devoted christian
ever since. He and
joined the M. K. church about oue
month befoie he died.
He i- the father of nine children,
-even ol whom survive him. They
are Mr-. !eo. Hamburg, of this phid
Dr. C. L. Crawfoid, of Smith land-William.
Jr., of Memphis: Frank, of
Paducah; Robt. L.. Anion and John
are all at home.
Bro. Crawford numbered hi-friend-
bank theie, afterward cahicr of the j by his acquaintance-, and those who
bank at Hoiubolt. Tcnii.. and later! knew him best loved him most.
j occupied the same position in a bank j His death i- keenly felt by the
at Jack-on, Tenn., going from there whole community .mil most
to Brookhaven. Kach move we hear i by the camp-meeting committee. He
lias been in the line of promotion, been a member ot e eland
hi-friends are at hi- since organia.iou; for the few
year- he has served as Secretary.
lie a devoted a lu . -ling
father and a consecrated christian
tin the of all who knew
him; he made hi.-home happy, was
I heaven'- iril't to his wife and
Vivian, have return home, after j uliildrcn. II
e was unassuming in
plcaant h of six weeks to tlie j liiallllor. in action, sensible
former- sister, Mr. F. J. Frazar, in atl(j chariuini: in conversation.
San Antonio, Texas., Mrs C. J. j He had been iu failing health lot-Perry,
who accompanied them, will j year- but hi- death not expected
remain in San Antonio for the winter. ' jlc ill only a feu
hour-. He bore hi- infirmities
Mis- Lillie Grave.-, of Dyeusburg, ,
Ky.. is the truest of her brother-. Dr. i i' to tlly
... , ., , , n The funeral pi cached at home
. I. (i raves and btiuone braves.
' .. Moudav moruin: bv our pastor, Re
, , Robt. John-ou. There was a laie
Layne & Leavell Bros, the I , ,. , , , , ,'.
Hopkinsville mule men will1 ,. , ,,.r ,. ... ,.
, f ,, . Hi- remains weic
Ibem I Marion , next Monday, , consigned to mother earth in Hi'
county court day, February
1 11th, 1907. i Continued on Fourth Page, i
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