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HELD TO THE GRAND JURY
(Continued iron first page.)
An. I don't remember the time,
but he remained till twelve o clock.
Ques. What time in the afternoon
Jid he return?
Ans. About three o'clock.
Ques. Had you discussed the check
every time he there?
Ans. Only when he said that he
was going to Marion.
Ques. Did he go Wednesday?
Ques. What convocation did you
An:. We went over to the bank
and discussed it privately.
Quo. Did he fail to get the rig on
Ques. Did he try Thursday?
An." I do not know.
Que. Who was present when J no.
D. came into your office Thursday
Ans. I can't remember who comes
into my office every day, but 1 think
Charles was one.
Que?. Did you tell .J no. I. about
trouble in balancing books?
Ans. Yes, 1 handed him the foreign
Ques. Was the front door locked before
Ans. It was.
Que.-. Could .J no. I), see the back
door from where he was sitting?
Ans. I don't know. 1 don't think
Ques, Wasn't your back door hard
Ques. Did Jno. D. know this?
Ans. Yos, one Saturday. I asked
him to help me open it. ho took the
poker and I took the hatchet and we
prized it open.
Que. Did .J no. I. know the back
door was open?
Ads. Earlier in the afternoon. 1 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.
Ques. Did Mrs. come in while
J no. D. wa there?
Ans. es. -he came in about '.:'.W
p. m., to get some flowers.
Ques. Had you a olten a- twice
left J uo. I. in the office alone?
Aus. Never had left him.
Ques. Did you one day go out the
door and leave J no. D in the office
Ans. Never left him alone only long
enough to get a shovel of coal.
Ques. Did you one day leave Jno.
D. and Tom Smith iu the office alone.
Aus. Ye-. I called to the telephone
one day, aero the
Smith had come in to make a
they called me and -aid they were
holding the phone, for me: -o I -aid
to Smith, will you be here for awhile?
Ques'. Who came oftcner. Smith or
Aus. Gregory was the only loafer 1
Ques. With what part of the hatch
et did he yuu?
Ans. He hit me with the head of
the hatchet. (He was excused.)
3rd. P. K. Cookscy,
Vice-President of bank, Edgar
Gregory was elected cashier in the
early part of .January. I was in Marion
Thursday morning and left on the
eleven o'clock 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
(o the bank. The defendant was
taptured about a hundred or a hundred
and fifty yards from the bank, by
f)bc Simmons, Robert Jackson, Chas.
Gregory and some others. I was not
f resent but went to the bank in about
two or three minutes. It was all
open, the vault is cither is 6x8 or
8x10 I don't know which. It is
about (t feet from the door of the by
vault to the safe. There was blood
o top of the safe, on the shelf behind
the safe also on the floor by the
Jfife; on the door at the entrance of
th office, two or three drops of blood
on- the office floor. Mrs. Yates
nearest the bank. Defendant
Aa been town marshal, but don't
" "! . VVtyr'1'
think that he was acting at the time
of the trouble.
4th. Witness, Mrs T. .1. 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. Edgie
came to the back door and threw
something at him. It hit the coal
house where John D. was getting
over the fence. Edgie was bloody
from head to ahoulders. 1 went in
the bank in about ten minutes.
Blood was on the shelf back of the
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 sec any blood in the
A. Yes, home by the front door.
Q. Did Edgie Gregory throw the
hatchet at John D ?
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.
1 was at home in my own kitchen
scouring when 1 -aw Mr. Gregory
pa the door in a kind of a trot. 1
heard Mrs. Lucy Yeats screaming
"he's killed him. ' I said to Mr.
Hill "something's the matter,'' .ami
directly 1 -aw them pass the front
door and heard .Mrs. Yeats say "lie
ha- killed that boy."
Sixth witne J. H. Hill. I was
behind my house mending a broom,
raised up and saw .John 1). pass by:
he passed on, trot over the fence,
when 1 heard Mr-- Yeats -cream.
John D. went by the hotel, -topped
a second or two and to be i
talking to Sophia Sexton, daughter
of Mr-. Rhodes. Sophia was
where she slop- her liogs. Ifc
walked twenty tcet and then ran.
He once boarded with me- I went
in the bank the ne.t lnurning.
Seventh witness, Obe Simmon-,
1 first saw the defendant on the hill.
1 went bccaue 1 heard the bank
was robbed. We lound John D, iu
a lot, in a corner of a paling fence.
The lot belonged to Ike Martin. 1
told him to get up. he asked me to
keep them from hurting him. I told
linn l woulu not. I 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 b. I hit him. said
Jno. D. , he -aid this. Jno.
D. did not remember anythintr that
happened. He trroaned and talked
all the night and often tell out of his
chair. I told him it was a little
trouble between him and Edgie and
would not cot him more than fifty
or a hundred dollars. He said that!
the trouble came up over the check.
Q. Had you been 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 -cc them if they
Q. Did Jno. D. have any blood
A. Yes, on the right side of his
face and collar. (Witness was then
Sth. 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 on
just gone over the hill I I went to
the livery stable and ordered Charlie
Gregory to bring his horses out quick.
The other men went over the hill the
and direotly I heard some one hollow,
"hore he is." On the hill he said, I
"I haven't done anything, you have
the wrong man." He was arrested D.
Bud Wadlington, Bob Jackson, not
Walter Lowery, Charlie Gregory and
Cross Examination: On
Q. Where did they take him?
A. Down in front of the hotel sent
and turned him over to Judge Yeates.
Q. Did he mak,e any statements?
A. Yes, somebody asked him him
what he had done and why was the
blood on him, he said lie got it killing
9th witness; I. F. Martin, was excused.
10th witness; Shelby Decker, I
saw Gregory the morning before the
trouble. Kdgic Gregory and John
D. wore friendly. I was in the lower
part of towu when the trouble
I came to the bank about two
minutes after the trouble, saw blood
on the safe and on vault. Did not
see Edgie Gregory. Safe was npen
and cash was inside. Later saw Edgie
Gregory wind time lock. He
wound only one hand. I had worked
in the bank to learn the business. 1
opened the bank the 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. 13. Wadlingtoti,
I have always known Edgie Gregory,
have known Jno. D. Gregory a short
time 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 D. in a fence
comer. Jno. D. asked "what docs
all this mean" he was, told you will
soon know. Shirley Pickering searched
him, nothing found that I
know of", (witness dismissed.)
12th witness, Charlie Gregory,
(brother of Edgie) :John D. came to
my stable and called for a team to be
at the back of the hotel at 4 o'clock.
We refused to let the team because it
was tired. 1 was the first man that -aw
John I), when we went on the lull
.John D. -aid "don't let them hurt
me" what have I done?"' Mr. Lowery
said "You know what it mean,
throw up your hands'".
Q. who was with you?
A. Walter Lowery, Obe Cimmon.-and
Q. Had John D, been to the
A. I was not there, but my employees
said that he had been there
several time- that morning, (witness
l.'lth Walter Lowery,
(live- at hike. Livintrston County
Ky. ) I have known Edgie Gregory
five or six years; I also know John
D. 1 was in Dycusburg on the 21st,
saw John D. about 4 o'c ock, found
him on the hill at the back of the
hotel lying down, face up hill, I was
among the first to approach him. He
said: "gentlemen what have 1 douc,
what does this mean"? The defend-cut
was brought down towu Thursday,
he said "Oh please, Mr. Lowery
what have 1 done, what me to
do this?"' Charlie Gregory anwered
him by "You have killed my
brother'' John D. did not make any
explanation as to how the blood got
on him, I was not in the bank after
the trouble, (witness dismissed.)
14th witness- Cleve Martin, I
was at home cutting kindling, Dr.
Phillips came and told me there was
some trouble. I heard some one suy
"get the out of the stable'' 1
thought there was a fire. Dr. Phil
lips said, "John D. is the man'' I
went to the hotel and found no one
there. I then went upon the hill
and heard some one say, "John D.
is found''. When 1 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 1 done?" You
surely have the wrong man." They
took him to the hall and there he often
said "something, something,
somcthinir" I ask him, why have you
done this? He said that he had not
done any thing. Why is that blood
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 was putting away I
meat." (witness dismissed.)
13th witness; Mrs. F. B. Dycus,
went to the bank Saturday afternoon
about twenty to four, saw John
in the rear room of the bank. Did
see him do anything and Icnow to
nothing further about it.
Kith witness: C. R. Jackson:
the evening ef the 24th I was in
Yancy Brother's store. I was pre in
when Jno. D. was arrested.
He was on the hill about a hundred on
yards back of the bank. I first saw
lying on his face, There were
only four of us when we first found
him, but later there were about .'t5.
Jno. D. first said: "What have I
done?" He was then taken to the
city hall. I did not go to the city
hall then, but did later. 1 heard
Jno. D. make no statements in the
hall. I was in the bank next day.
17th witucss: Charlie Jones: I
was present when Jno. D. was arrested.
Jno. D. said: "What does all
this mean? 1 have not done anything."
Some one said, "you cnow what vou
hac done." I saw blood on his collar
and on his cheek. Some one
asked: "What does that blood mean?
But he did not reply. I was workintr
on Mr. Cassidy's house when 1 first
heard the hollowing, I saw several
people running. Wk brought him
down the hill to the hotel. I was
sent into the hotel to get the
handed them to Judge Yeats.
ThenTI went after the ball and chain,
but could not find it. Jno. D. unlocked
the handcuffs himself, I
was present when Edgie opened the
front door of the bank, and he was
blood all over I then went into the
bank saw the blood on the shelf back
of the vault, a bloody dent on the
ceiling made bv the hatchet.
Que. What is your pergonal feeling
toward the defendaul?
Ans. 1 have nothing at all
Que-. Mr. Jones, is it not a fact
that your wife at one time?
Ques- Was she not arrested for conducting
a house of ill-fame.
i uo iioi kiiow wnat she was
Ques. Was she not arrested and
An-. Ye-, but I dont know what
Ques. I-it not a fact that you had
hard feeling the defendant
Ans. No, if I had I would not have
worked on the road for him-Ques.
Had you not had some argument
with the defendant?
An-. Yes after I worked out my
fine he would not allow me full time
for other work I did.
ISth Witness. J. C- Bennett.
I had known Jno. D. about six
months and had always known Edgie.
I was in Dycusburge, on the 24th.
I heard hollowing of distress. 1 was
in the bank about four or five
the trouble occurred, saw blood
on the floor and some on the safe
in the vault. I saw Jno. D. in about
l. minutes, got there just after the arrest.
I heard him say: "What
have I done?" 1 think he was talking
most of the time, but I was not
close enough to understand what he
said. I went as far as the hotel.
Ques. How many men were present
at the time of the arrest.
Ans. I do not know.
Ques. Can't you estimate it?
Ans. Oh, something over four or
five, I don't remember.
Quer. Where were you when the
vns. Aoout iu teet lrom the bank.
Ques. Who was in the bank when
you weut in?
Ans. Several were passing in out
I remember Dr. Wolf was in the
Ques. Was Edgie there?
A. No, he was not there.
Q. Did you iro to the city hall?
l!)th witness; Will Pilaut. On
the 24th I was in Dycusburg in Owen
Boaz's store; I saw John D. going by I
the back window of the store as fast
as he could. He bad to climb a rock
wall. The next time I saw him, he
was on the hill in the fence corner.
heard John D. say, "What does all
this mean, what have I done?" Then
he was brought down town. There
were 30 or 40 people present at the
time of his arrest. He did not talk
much on his way down town. I went
the city hall with the prisoner, and I
he claimed that he we sick. He
would fall over on the floor and say
that he was sick. I was 'the first one
the bank after the' trouble; it was
very bloody in the vault, blood was
the floor and on the safe. The
vault was open and safe partly open. I
Q. Did Jno. D. take the keys out
ef his pocket?
A. Yes, and and gave them to
Judge Yeats; John V. said the handcuffs
were behind his trunk; John D.
unlocked them and gave the keys to
some one. (Witness excused.)
20th witness; Charley Bennett. I
am 17 years old, was going homo
from school the evening the trouble
occurred. I saw John D. on the hill
after he was arrested and he said,
"what have I done?" and they told
him what he had done. He held up
his hands and said, "kill me if you
want to." 1 did not hear Charley'
ask him anything. I went to the city
hall with him that night; some one
asked him if he had been doped and
he said 'yes.' He was acting crazy
and said, while he was lying there,
he said, "Sophia is or aint innocent"
I don't know which.
Q. Did anybody talk to John D.?
A. Walter Lowery was talking to
Q. Did he say that Sophia was
implicated in this affair?
Q. Did you stay at the city hall
all of the time?
A. Yes, until he was taken away.
Q. Is it not a fact that you went
to sleep and that they left you there
A. 1 went to sleep about 12:150
a. in. and got up before they left
Q. Who heard him say that Sophia
A. Walter Lowery.
Q. Do you know that Walter
Lowery heard it?
A. I do
Q. Who were present?
A. Obe Simmons. Dan Hornback,
Walter Lowery and Guy Richards.
21st witness, J. A. Graves. 1
the drug -tore at the time of the
trouble. 1 heard Mr. Bennett sav
that he thought the bank was being
robbed. 1 went to the front of the
bank and saw Edgie trying to open
the door; he said sonic one had pretty
near brained him. "He has ran out
the back door, toward- the liver."
Mr. Jackson and I ran towards the
river out uia not sec any
people and turned back and went
towards the road. We saw some one
coming and it was Charlie Bennett
coining from school. We turned and
came up over the hill. We saw Jno.
D. after they had arrested him. As
Judge Yeats could not see, I went
with him and wrote the warrant. I
went to the city hall and remained
about ten minutes, but the defendant
said nothing. Was in the bank the
next day, or the next day after the
trouble. Saw blood on the floor and
on the door. I did not see the
counter or any indications of it,
cept blood on the floor and
wounds on Edgie's head.
Walter Lowery recalled:
Q. At the city hall, did you hear
John D. say anything about Sophia?
A. Yes, he said, "Sophia, Sophia,
that poor woman, how she is
lied upon, don t blame her with this."
Q. Did anybody say that she was
connected with this?
Q. Did Obe Simmons ask John
D. if these women had doped him?
A. Yes' and he answered, "surely
not, surely not."
Q. Did John D. beg to go on to
Marion and not let them lynch him?
A. Yes, he said "blow my brains
out." I said 'John D., life is awful
sweet to a man."
22nd Witness: Dr. Phillips:
am a practicing physiciau and have
resided in Dycusburg nine years.
Graduated at the Kentuccky School
of Medicine. I was on the street and
heard some one hollow that some
person robbed Edgie and gone out
the back way, Iwcnt to the bank but
did not go inside Then I went up
back' the betel, I saw Jno; D. going
over the fence wkI 1 aaUt "Gq after
him Jno. D." He west over the hill
went back to ike banJrand met EdV
gie, saying " I believe he has braised
me." I went to the oSce and examined
Edgie's head. I found .a
wound aboutaa inoh.and a half on the
left side of his head, and two on the
back lacerated wound,
could see the bone, the' periosteum
was destroyed. I don't consider it a
fatal wound unless complications set
up. I consider the hatehct a deadly
weapon. I examined the safe and.
found blood on it, also on the shelf
back of the safe, on the door by the
hinges. I believe the blood was on
floor in front of the safe, also on the
door facing leading into the back,
room. As Jno. I), came up the street
he said "Dr. what have I done, if I
have done anything I am ready to be
punished for it." Iwcnt to the city
hall about S o'clock, Jno. D. sM
"If it had not been for that check,
there would have been no trouble, he
called me a d s b, and 1 hit him,
no man can call me that." He would
not eat any supper, said his head
Q. Do you consider the wound-
out of danger?
A. Yes, if nothiug more
them. (He was then dismissed.)
After hearing the evidence, the
Court decided to hold the dofendaat
to answer any indictment made bi
the Grand Jury. The warrant was
read for "willful and malicious striding
with intent to kill." -
The bond was fixed at 7.")0.08
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least 10. which shoots No. .'52 cartridges
which we will give to the
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as many as live are new subscriber
Tin- offer holds.
FcbruaryAftJy'. All contestants
bpjn 'before Tuesday February l!tu,
1!M)7. The Press of Thur-day February
21st, will contain a lit of the
contestant- and hour their list
received at the Pies- office by lis.
Layne & Leavell Bros, the
Hopkinsville mule men will
be in Marion next Monday,
county court day, Februarv
Left For New Mexico.
W. A. Davidson, of Levia.-, nun.
Calvin Clark, of Crittenden Spring-,
left Tuesday afternoon for BlaTk
Tower New Mexico. Mr. l)avid?i
will probably locate if pleased. Mr
Clark however is only prospecting.
He i.- employed as superintendent of
the mines of the Henderson company
and will return here this month to-open
up their mines and to
further developments on their properties.
Farm for Sale.
Farm near Hardin, Ky. for sale
Good land, good buildings ani
cheap. Write to Collin- Waller,
Layne & Leavell Bros, the
Hopkinsville mule men will
be in Marion next Monday,
county court day, Februarv
It rain.-, it snows, its inudy, it
freezes, the water gets up, its rougk,
but our mail carrier Noble P. Hill
travels the road just the same.
. C. Y. Boucher and Mr. Gibson,
went to Marion Monday.
Elvis Andrews, of Crayneville. was
Albert Hankins, from Marion visited
his fathers family last week.
Mr. Woodson, spent Tuesday night
W. H. Ordway, was at Starr
Charlie Hunt, is buying geese. ,
Miss Linna and Kirbie Paris, at
Mid Way, is going to school, at Morion.
Wilson chapel church, is to he
Jim Jaatae kas moved in with kts
J, H. Travis, continues running
ihis Ban 'Bill,'
Tom Gueas, viaited his father near
JiJL' James had' a horse to, .die -
" Mrs. Alice Wilson and son Yrtaif - "
Green river is visiting- her parefcfer
Mr. and Mrs. Carley at Starr.
Mr. Bill Ordway, visited trie neicj
Mrs. Andrew last Thursday.