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VOL. 30 MARION, CRITTENDEN COUNTY, KENTUCKY MAR. 25, 1909 NUMBER 43
James Herron Indicted for Man
on $2,500 Bond,
Returned to His Home
"ALLEGED NIGHT RIDER" CASES CONTINUED
UNTIL JUNE TERM OF COURT.
Ernest Slaydcn on Trial for the Murder of J. W. Sullenger
f Full Synopsis of Case Will Apear In Next
Issue of the Record-Press.
James Herron who surrendered to the authorities after the killing of
Fred Daughtery and who was enrried to the Henderson jail for safe keeping,
where he has since been confined, was brought here Tuesday on the 11 o'clock
train following the finding of an indictment, by the grand jury now sitting, for
man slaughter, the enalty for which is two to twenty-one years in the penitentiary
at the discretion of the jury. He was accompanied by his brother
several friends nnd went direct the Court house from the train.
Judge Gtnlon fixed his bond at J2500.00 and It wai immediately filled being
signed by several prominent citizens, after which he was released from
custody and accompanied by his brothers and several friends went the New
Crittenden Hotel for dinner and In the afternoon went to Cave-in-Hock, III.,
the home of the family.
"The night rider" cases which were set for trial last Friday, were all postponed
until next court excepting four cases which wore on docket to succeed the
Sullenger murder case which has Iwten engaging the court's attention the whole
week. The defendants are Alonro Gray. Tom 0. C. Peek and Boone
Hush, and they were all hero ready for trial, wo are informed, excepting
Gray who is sick and unable to appear. Judge Gordon took this case under
advisement Wednesday morning and on account of the illnots of one defendant
and one of the attorneys in the case, granted a continuance until tho June term
for the four named defendants.
Ernest Slnyden, who has been confined in the Henderson jail for safe
Keeping sinco the November term of Circuit Court was returned here for trial
last Monday afternoon. Ho stands indicted tor willful! tho penalty
for which if convicted is life imprisonment or doath. If neither of these penalties
is inflicted he could be cleared or the jury may disagree.
The rogular panel was quicky exhausted nnd only two jurors obtained.
When the case was called Thursday morning Judge Gordon ordered a
venire of one hundred men summoned frtrn the extreme enstern section of the
county. This number was exhausted by two o'clock Friday afternoon and only
five men were left in ixx At that time Judge Gordon ordered another seventy-five,
instructing tho sheriff to have special for tho fact that jur is
would be ditlkult to secure in the county of Crittenden.
The la8t ten men placed in the jury box from the Bwond venire were
V sufficient to fill the panel, more on of the fact that Ihe Commonwealth
and the defense had exhausted their challenges, than to the fact that either
side was satisfied with all the men in the box, it is said five days have been
consumed by tho commonwealth in examining its witnesses-sixty in number.
The defendant, pale and thin from long confinement was placed on tho stand
Tuesday afternoon to testify in his own behalf, nnd thero are probably twenty
more witnesses for tho defence, and the entire week will no doubt be taken up
in examining witnesses anil in speeches. Ttiis is one of the most noted murder
trials on record nnd is attracting wide spread interest. The court room is
crowded at each sitting of the court even standing room bcinif at n premium.
The defendant is constantly attended by his wife, who by her youth nnd
beauty has enlisted much sympathy, and also hy his mother. He is represented
by Hon. L. H. Jnmt'H nnd Mayor John W. Blue
The murdered man belonged to one of the county's best known families
and hns a large clrclo of relatives.
Hon. John L Grnyot has besides, County Attorney Henderson, the
FTon. A. C. Moore to nssist in the prosecution, and the speeches on both sides
it is predicted will bo record breakers in Crittenden county criminology.
We will publish next week n full page synopsis ot the Sullenger murder
nnd the trial. On account of its volume wo could not get it condensed arm
rendy for this week's paper. The following nra the jurors trying Slnyden fcr
his life. 15. L. Perkins, Lee Travis, E. L. Taylor, J. W. Smith. D. Hawlst. t,
J. K. Smith, G. W. Davis, W. D. Hankins, Josh McDaniel, Bird McDaniel, G.
W. Hunt, Ed Edge Cruce.
TOBACCO GROWERS MEET -JUDGE GORDON'S
ADDRESS ADVISED ORGANIZATION
The Tobacco Growers, of Crittenden county, mot in Marion Saturday
pursuant to call of County Chairman W. B. Uankin.of the Stemming District
He called the meeting to order in tho opera houso nt 1:30 p. m.
Judge J. F. Gordon was the first speaker and he concentrated into his,
thirty minutes talk many excellent ideas and much splendid advice to the farmers.
Ho advised them to hold on to their organization, nnd that to givo them
up now, mennt to set bnck the hands on tho diol of their prosperity for mnn.v
yenrs. Ho said tho Stemming District Association had done much good for th
tobii) misers of this district. He urged his hearers to hold its rcpiitntior,
for law ami order forover as unsullr d ns in the past. He said thnt
could not. bo tolerated and would injure the cause of any one using it to
others into their wny of thinking or acting. Ho advised persuation to ohtai
tho co-operation of your neighbor; but never violence. He said to obtain
farmers' organization must stick strictly to business; keep out of politic,
and bo of a law nbidtng and peacoful citizenship.
His speech was much appreciated ns. shown bv the frequent applause
Goneral Manager Wm. Elliott was the next speaker. He is a business man
and makes a business like Bpeech. IJe reviewed tho situation as seen from the
standpoint of general manager and urged the farmers to stand by him and the
executive committeo h the management of the officers of the Association. He
urged them to pool this year's crop, If they wanted to realized full) on thoir
unsold tobacco of last year's pool. He says that If the growers will pool up
this year's crop the prlnthoWins will soon go-at good prices otherwise the
buyers will get the unsold tobacco at tho same price to whioh they will depreciate
this year's crop if not pooled.
Judge Tower and W. B. Rankin both made splendid addresses and advised
all growers to pool, and named the Stemming Association as their pieference
Judge Towery said that it would be ingratitude to desert the Stemming Association
now, when two years ago, it had rescued Crittenden county from tho
grasp of the trust octupos, putting us in one of the best markets of the world.
Prof. J. W. Kascoc spoke of the need of co-operation and harmony among the
Tho following resolution was read and unanimously adopted.
Ubsolved: by the undersigned representative tobacco growers of Crittenden
county, Kentucky, and, as wel, repreaentive members of the Stemming
District Tobacco Association. That resident buyers of this district be
respectfully requested to receive, handle and prepare for market all tobacco
bought beyond the confines of this Stemming District in the counties where
said tobacco is bought; and the future to import no more tobacco, whether
bought from dumpers or other Associations, into this districtrict. And be it
futher resolved, That the mandates of honor and equity require that the buyers
referred to should ship tobacco hitherto imported into this district under its
true name and not as Stemming District Stripe.
MARION F. POGUE, Secretary.
AS Mies SAW IT.
I, nut Saturday, March 20th, the tobacco growers of Crittenden county
held a tig meeting at Marion, Ky. Judge Fleming Gordon, of Hopkins county,
made the leading Address. He was followed by our committeeman for Crittenden
county, and by Manager William Elliott, Jsdge Aaron Towery and others.
Manager Elliott was deeply impressed with Judge Gordon's address.
"Judge Gordon," I quote Mr. Elliott, "simply made the best speech I ever
listened to on the subject of farmers' co-operation. I wish ever tobacco grower
in the dist ict could hear Judge Gordon. He is a man of impressive presence,
a forcible, practical, convincing speaker, Bnd impressive to a degree, because
of his sincere in the cause of farmers' co-operation. We really must prevail
o Judire Gordon to come to Henderson county in the near future.
"Our Committeeman, Mr. W. B. Rankin," continued Mr. Elliott, "ad-Ins
d the rriw rs to great good purpose. Mr. Rankin in his address did not
nince hi wurds, and in speaking of the enemies of the Association and their
hostile practices he simply called a spade."
The Hon. Marion F. Pogue, read the address of the Henderson county
growers to the tobacco buyers, and then on motion of Judge Aaron
the tobacco growers of Crittenden county unanimously endorsed the same
and adopted word for word the resolutions :ontained in that address.
It was a great meeting. Farmers are rapidly educating themselves up to
This writer heard Judge Gordon deliver an address to tho delegates to the
Statf Union meeting at Madisonville, and was deeply impressed with the
strength nnd sincerely of the man. We must have him here in Henderson at an
early date. Henderson Gleaner.
Mark Twain said :
You usually pay for what
you get but
Yen don't always get what
you pay for.
S. E. Perlberg 4 Co.
Say to us "Do not, most
emphatically, ask your customers
to pay for a suit,
unless they arc perfectly
clothes will convince you
that you get what you pay
Drop in and look around
and decide where your
clothes money can be spent
to best advantage.
Taylor & ,
3 V1 NAN
THE GRAND JURY AND THEIR AGES.
Name. Age. Occupation.
F. I. Travis For'm 58 Equity farmer
'I he next nine are members of th
Farmers' Educationnl and
Union of America. Mr. Hughes, who
is clerk and a druggist of Weston, Ky.,
does not belong to any Farmers' organization,
nor docs Mr. Henson, the
last named gentleman
D. Green f9 Farmers' Union
B. I. Allen 72 '
Charles Allen G2 " "
J. F. Jeffords 66 '
Riley Rowland 64 '
G. B. Belt 52
J. B. Young 39 "
Rush Stephenson 51 " '
Will Hurley 45
A. R. Hughes el'k 39 Druggist
M. H. Henson 36 Farmer.
EWING ORDERS SALE
1908 LEAF TO BEGIN
The Times on yesterdny received the
following communication from genernl
Manager Ewing' directed to Salesmen
of the Association:
Guthrie, Ky., Mnrch 17, 1909.
To Salesmen of th. Planters' Protec
You will recall that it has bren the
desire of tho Bonrd of Directors that
all unsold tobacco of the 1907 crop remaining
unsold be sold as rnpidlv ns
possible, and that any pnrt of the 1908
cro not coming in competition with
the unsold of the 1907 crop, or any tobacco
going into the stemming or redoing
trade mjght be sold. It is my
pleasure to announce thnt there is now
no leaf of any chnracter unsold which
will prevent the sale of the 1908 leaf.
You are therefore instructed to put on
pate everything but lugs of the 190rf
Below is a summary of the stock
ifnditinn to date:
Sold 1907 crop, 54,386 hogheads.
Graded nnd rendy for sale to date,
?0S en p, 6,234 hogheads.
Sold under pooling arrangement and
in light boghead of the 190S crop,
nbout 15,000,000 pounds.
F. G. Ewing
! I .)i II
! Mrs. Rolrrt De Boe, 123 North
Pevonlh street, hns received news thnt
Mi-? Mabclle Freeman, of Kansas City,
Mo., nnd Mr. Oscar Mench, of St.
I.i u fa, Mo., were married Friday in
Mt. Vernon, Ind.
Mrs. Mench had recently visited Mrs.
Ie Boe and left a few days ago to visit
other relative In Marion, Ky.
IN THE HOUSE OF
ON MARCH 13, 1909
Ollie James, of Kentucky, Submitted
Resolution; Which Referred to
the Committee on Ways
AND ORDERED TO BE PRINTED.
ON SIDE OF COMMON PEOPLE
Trusts, Combines and Monopolies Will Sit up and Take
Notice of the "Big Kentucky Congressman"
Hasn't Forgotten Tafts Promises.
Whereas the President of the United States, William H.
Taft, on August sixteenth, nineteen hundred and seven, in a
speech at Columbus, Ohio, used the following language:
"A graduated income tax would also have a tendency to reduce
the motive for the accumulation of enormous wealth, but the
Supreme Court has held an income tax not to be a valid exercise
of power by the Federal Government. The objection to it from a
practical standpoint is its inquisitorial character and the premium
it puts on perjury. In times of great national need, however, an
income tax would be of great assistance in furnishing means to
carry on the Government and it is not free from doubt "how the
Supreme Court, with changed membership, would view a new
income-tax law under such conditions. The court was nearly
evenly divided 'in the last case, and during the civil war great
sums were collected without judicial interference, and, as it was
then supposed, within the federal power;" and
Whereas in his inaugural address he gave to the AmericarK
people no suggestions relative to the passage of a revenue measure
containing a tax upon incomes; and
Whereas in his first message to the Congress of the United
States, upon the sixteenth day of March, nineteen hundred and
nine, upon the question of the passage of a bill to raise revenue,
he gave to Congress the information that there would be a deficit
in the Treasury of the United States by July first of one hundred
millions of dollars: Therefore, be it
Resolved, That the House of Representatives of the
United States of America respectfully request the President of the
United States to advise Congress as to whether or not in his opinion
the "times of great national need" have not come when "an income
tax would be of great assistance in furnishing means to carry
on the Government;" and if so, that he will communicate to the
Congress his recommendations relative to imposing a tax upon incomes,
to the end that the rich may bear their just proportion of
the burdens of the Government.
TWENTY YEARS IN PRISON FOR THE
COOPERS, IS THE VERDICT OF THE JURY.
Nashville, Tenn., March 20. After filling bond worth nearly a million
and a half dollars, Col. D. B. Cooper and Robin J. Cooper retired to the hnmo
of Judge J. C. Bradford to night and discussed the next move in the case.
Eor the present Col. Cooper will make his home with Mrs. Burch, .and
Robin will return to his old quarters with his uncle, Judge J. C. Bradford.
Col. Duncan Brown Cooper, nnd his son, Robin Cooper, uru guilty in the
second degroe of the murder of former Senator Edward Carmnck.
That is the verdict of the jury after deliberaiing nearly seventy loun.
The punishment of tne defendants is fixed at twenty years, each, in the
st to pen.tentiary.
Tile jury which heard the evidence regarding the death of ex-Senator
Carmack yesterd t made its fim report. "Not guiloy," was the verdict as to
ex-Sheriff John D S'nrp. "Hopelessly tied as to the defendant, theCoopers"
were the word of Fnvnun E. M. Uir. Judge Hart sont the jury back to its
room to deliberate fur htr regurd.ng the case as affecting Col. Dnncan B. Cooper
and Robin Cooper.
This morning the jury aga.n rep rte.I, and nt this time brought in a verdict
in accordance with the foregoing iit ouncemunt.
This is the sixtieth d i.v since the inal of the Coopers and Sharp began,
and it is four month and one week since Cn'nwck ..- shot down on the streets
Cooper and Carmack were warm friend up to about th ee years ago, and
runner, as editor of tho Nashville American, hud mule Cam ick its editor in
chief. The break and fued between Ui. two occurs ed over Democratic politics
in which both were lesidara of onposmv t
Tha defendants recHved the veidvt f th- calmlv, am1 Col. Cooper's
daughter did not even hed (tars. As .- on a the verdict whs umu.unced, the
attornovs for the defense chimed thnt the v'Hiet of vesteriay which cleared
Sharp, definitely reported disagreement m to the Coopeis, and on lie irround
that the jury said it was hopelessly hung.askol fur u new trial. The C -opera
were admitted to $25,000 bail, each, pendinu Judge Hart'n decision. In tho
event hn overrules the motion, an appeal will betaken. The verdict was returned
at 9: 15 this morning.
CALLED TO MEET.
The Democratic County Com Mite m h r.Sv culled to meet in Marion, on
Saturday, March 27th. at 10:30 . o , triune imp t t nt business. .
Each Precinct Chairman will please v nu'ify his Suo eniWtteo so that
there may be n fell attendance
T. H. COCHRAN, MARION P. POGUE,
Secietary. Chairman County Committeet
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