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, SEPTEMBER 24.1913. MEMBER 150.
mg __ Kghts threats ■ainst_carouthers le Told By Many to Defend K t0 put Him On His ■ Guard Against Slain ■ Man ■lc state rested in its case ■nst William H. Carouthers, Uged with the murder of ■h L. Albright, late Tuesday ■rnoon and at the night ses ■ following, the defense be ■ the introduction of testi fy to show that the killing done in self-defense and af »he officer had been told by ■y friends for as many Kths that Albright intended ■ill him. ■rhile failing to break down ■ state’s line of evidence as to H manner in which Albright ■ shot, the defense was able to Kblish the fact that the de ■dant was aware that Albright ■ continually threatening his ■^ as well as other police offi ■s, that hatred of the police ■s a kind of a mania with the ■nand that when drL.. ng, Al It was a dangerous and glsome man. bably expecting the argu n the trial to open Wednes fternoon, the audience was and included many ladies, imber of whom present has ally increased fom the first The evidence may be com this afternoon and thus if gr night session is held, the f the defendant may reach ury’s hands about noon day. B’S EVIDENCE CON CLUDED. G. K. Stephens followed S. ids among the witnesses e state, and described the in and effect of the gun wounds from which Al died. ry Davidson testified that thers shot Albright the ine, when Albright had nds up over the soda wa xes, begging him not to also that Albright had g in his hands and that he a bullet had pierced one boxes about the height of ht’s chest from the floor, ate contending that this lot was the one which 1 fatal. On cross examin witness admitted how uiat ne nad been convicted f perjury in the federal court David House, another young lan employed at the bottling font, who saw the shooting, orroborated parts of the testi mony of Davidson, but became 1 kit confused on cross examin tion. * . Sheriff J. F. McCuistion testi fod to his examination of Al ight’s body, finding no weapon uPon his person. Officer had kis hand into one pocket and elt the wounded man at other >foces for any gun, but found pone. | J- B. Finley, who went to the scene with the sheriff, had also searched the body of Albright kot found no weapon, though he 1811 kis hand into none of the bounded man’s pockets. M was introduced to sfeow that he had found a flat tened bullet on the floor of the bottling plant several days af ter the shooting. Joe Pierce, who was employed at one of the local mills, told his story of the assault made by Ca *ktothers upon Albright in the Anderson saloon that afternoon and the conversation leading up tc the blow, which was narrated by this witness in the inquest hearing. Dr. L. T. Hays, the veterinary surgeon was the final witness for the state, having overheard a conversation at the stable in which Carouthers said some body was going to be killed be fore night. Court adjourned at 5:30 p. m. till the evening ses sion. The defense opened with Mar I vin Adkinson on the stand. He j was the officer present with Marshal Carouthers when the shooting took place. He did not make a good w'itness and where his evidence before the inquest did not coincide with that in court, gave counsel for the state an opportunity that was not neglected to impair the effect of his evidence. Officer Adkinson testified in court that Albright backed out of the small store when under fire and that as Al j bright rested one hand against the door facing, he could see something in his hand, also that when Albright Had retreated be j hind the boxes, he held some thing bright in one hand. 1 i 1 1 1 T-\ • 1 T~1 11 vmuis. aiiu juiuk raumiier testified to meeting Albright about 8 o’clock the night of the shooting in front of Parrott’s and that Albright had told them i he was going to kill Carouthers i before he slept and had pulled lout a 33 calibre weapon with j which he proposed to consum j mate his threat, j John Weaver, at that time a I salesman for Johnson-Avera j Hardware Company, told of Al : bright buying pistol cartridges | from him the evening of the j killing and said he was going to jkill Carouthers, who walked in just as purchase was concluded, overheard the words and saw the sale slip. M. A. Callahan, Iron Mountain agent at Oly phant overheard the conversa tion and corroborated Weaver’s story. Lee Quinn was used to show Moving Pictures at the Opera House 18 Reela Per Week. JUST GOLD The four brothers choose be tween love and gold- Lionel Bar rymore, Lillian Gish and Alfred Padgett as leads in this excellent Western drama. (BIOGRAPH.) — THE BLACK HAND Featuring John Brennan, Ruth Roland and Marshal Neilan. (Comedy—KALEM) PLAYING WITH FIRE Tired of the restraints of mar ried life, a young woman almost lets her love of society run away with her judgment. Another ! case of the moth and the flame. Pretty Dorothy Kelly* Harry T. Morey, Harry Northup and Earl Williams in a strong drama. (VITAGRAPH) * . THE EGYPTIAN MUMMY jRuth Roland, John Brennan and j Marshal Neilan in an excellent ! comedy. (KALEM) We have ten of our best actors and actresses tonight in an extra good program. Don’t miss it. Good music. ADMISSION 5 and 10 CENTS that S. A. Davis had sent him after Albright, whom he found at O’Neal’s, but they went to Bailey’s before starting home. Albright showed witness the cartridges he had bought with which to kill Carouthers. The morning session Wednes day was consumed by the de fense in showing the reputation of Albright as dangerous and how many had heard his threats against Carouthers and commu nicated them to the officer against whom his animus seem ed principally directed. Herbert Plant heard Albright the evening of the killing in front of Anderson’s saloon, say that he was going home and get his tools and “kill Carouthers before I sleep a wink tonight.” This was told to Carouthers by William Ballard at the request of Plant. W. W. Dutton when in the drug business here, was selling Albright paint some time last year, when the man pulled out a gun, with which he said he was going to kill Carouthers. Wit ness said Albright’s reputation was known to be bad as a dan gerous man. I. H. Dyer told of Albright’s threats while at his store, said he had shot McDougal and would get him vet, but this por tion of his evidence was exclud-1 ed from the jury. Albright had cursed all police officers and de clared he would shoot all the offi cers, particularly Carouthers. Will Dyer corroborated this tes timony. S. R. Phillips met Albright on the street near Maris’ store last fall. Albright was drinking some and said he was going to kill Carouthers and taking hold of witness’ hand, had made him feel the gun he was carrying be neath his coat. W. R. O’Neal and J. T. Craft testified to threats against Ca routhers’ life made by Albright the afternoon of the shooting, which they had told to Carouth ers. Ed Collins told of trading pis-! tols with Albright, said the lat ter was in his store last fall and told of getting Carouthers do^vn ! and would have killed him had not others interfered and said he was going to get him yet. James Sisson told of numer ous times Albright had threat ened Carouthers’ life, how he had kept Carouthers out of the saloon when Albright was there, ao the marshal wisher! t.n avoid trouble and knew of Albright’s threats. i G. W- Gochenour, a barber, testified that while in his shop, Albright had been talking about iCarouthers and the officer told I him not to talk about him (Ca routhers). Albright had shak ien his finger at Carouthers and ; said he would get him yet. James Duffer was also placed | upon the stand to show that Al bright was in the habit of carry ing a gun and that he repeatedly threatened the life of Carouth !ers and other officers. I In fact, the defense seemed to have no end of witnesses, among whom are our most responsible business men, to show that Al bright when drinking held a : grudge against all police officers and the defendant particularly. >At these times, he was wont to carry a gun, to show it to others, 1 and to make threats against the life of the officer now on trial. COMPLAINT TILED BY EQUALIZER Of Taxes From One County Who Can't Secure Co-operation of Other Members. Special to Independent. Little Rock, Septebmer 24.— The State Tax Commission is in receipt of a letter from a mem-1 ber of a County Board of Equal ization, stating that every time he votes for a raise, the others over-rule him. He calls atten tion to the fact that a brother of one of the members has a farm for which he has been offered $13,000, and it is listed on the tax books at $2,430. The owner was summoned before the board and asked to raise his assess ment to 40 or 50 per cent of its real value. He refused to con sent to a raise of more than $70, making the assessment $2,500. The minority member of the board writes: “I refused to accept this small raise on the ground that he was much lower than cite surround ing country, which is far less productive. This farm is reas onably worth $14,000 and should be on the tax books for $6,000 or $6,500, and until this pro ductive land is raised I shall op pose any further raises on the second and third grade lands of the county.” He calls attention to other in equalities, and said that one than had "threatened all kinds of political annihilation to the board that attempted to raise his land above the present fig ure. If I had a board that would help me”, he continued, “ we would make them do something that they have never before done, and that is, pay their just proportion of the tax of the county and state. These people do not list one dollar in money, but if some poor ridge or hill side farmer has a young colt or calf for sale, they are ready with the money to take it at the low est figure for which the party will let it go. This is a deplora ble situation that needs a reme dy:” Loggers Stuck In Mud. Brinkley, Sept. 23.—W. O. L. Westegaard and party arrived in Brinkley tonight, although they had to abandon their cars about five miles west of Brinkley until morning. They found the road through Cache river bot toms in bad condition on account of rains last week. The good roads enthusiasts of this city who went out to meet them, brought the members of the par party here, where they will re main over night. Early in the morning an at tempt will be made to bring the stranded cars into Brinkley. Leaving here the members of the party will try to make the run to Memphis tomorrow if possible. The loggers were entertained by Brinkley business men tonight at Efk’s hall. Mr. Westegaard said that this is the official log ging trip of the Better Highway Associaton, as well as of the Amercan Automobile Associar tion. The members of the party are in the best of spirits and are sure of making Memphis by to morrow night. For Rent. First class storage room at i Bowen’s Cash Store. 39dlm 1 • Lloj d-Griflin Wedding. The Methodist parsonage was the scene of a very sweet and im pressive little wedding Tuesday evening, when Rev. O. C. Lloyd, the popular pastor of the Meth odist church at Calico Rock, and Miss Gussie Griffin of Norfolk 1 were united in marriage at 9 o’clock, the ceremony being per formed by Rev. Wilcoxson of Jonesboro, who is an uncle of the groom. Besides Rev. Mr. Wil-; ford’s family, Rev. E. V. McCaf fery of Swifton and the bride’s j brother were tlie witnesses to the service. After the marriage Mrs. Wil- ; ford served an elegant luncheon to the bridal party, all of whom were very intimate friends. The bride is the daughter of a J well known Methodist minister in the conference. Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd remained in our city to- ; day, the guests of Mr. and Mrs. j Wilford and will return to their; home at Calico Rock tomorrow I morning. i — Friday’s Bargains. Friday is bargain day. No goods charged at bargain day prices. One 241b. sack of the finest flour you ever had in your house,, for 50c, regular price 90c Sugar cured lean breakfast ba con, worth 30c only 19c. Something great in laces for Friday’s bargain day. 50c curtain goods only 22c for Friday. '25c oil cloth only 14c a yard. The above bargains can be had Friday only. No phone or ders. 49d4w 1 Bowen’s Cash Store. PREMIUM LISTS STATE FAIR Second Edition is Now Ready For Distribution and Every Arkansan Should Have One. 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