Six Men Are Held Over At Eddyville.

Bond Granted To Bozarth And Hawkins--Others Taken to Hopkinsville.

Says the Eddyville Herald. The eight men who were indicted by the jury last Thursday on the charge of the murder of Axum Cooper at Tom Litchfield's barbecue near the Trigg, Caldwell and Lyon county line, were brought before his honor, Judge Hanbery, Wednesday on motion for bail. The case was gone into detail and many witnesses examined. The Judge took the case under advisement and Thursday morning rendered his decision, holding six of the men without bail, and placed the bail of Bozarth and Hawkins at $1,000, neither of whom had given bond at the time of going to press.

The six prisoners, Alonzo Gray, Vilas Mitchell, Spunk and Bart Creekmur, Fraud Murphy and Roy Merrick, who were refused bail by the court Thursday on the charge of conspiring to murder Axum Cooper were taken to the Hopkinsville jail Thursday afternoon, the jail here being too small to properly handle them on account of the warm weather. They will be brought back here for trial at the next term of Circuit Court.


Bozarth and Hawkins executed bond last Saturday and were released from custody. Bozarth was in Cadiz last Monday.

Contributed by Mary Frances Wallace