The Caddo Herald
February 27, 1925
No Murder Cases in Dist. Court
According to the printed docket the spring term of district court will start Monday.
The civil non-jury docket will be taken up first. A jury will be called for March 3, and civil jury cases will be taken up on that day and run through the week.
On Monday, March 9, the criminal docket will be taken up and will be completed that week. The civil jury docket will then be taken up again March 23 and last until March 25.
A feature of the criminal docket is that not a murder case is to be tried. This is the first time in the history of the county that a regular term of district court has been held without a murder case on the docket. Two cases of assault with intent to kill are scheduled for trial. Seven rape cases will be tried and there will be a number of robbery and grand larceny cases.
We read in the papers of murders without number; later we read in the papers of little or no punishment for those same murderers. And we wonder what the world is coming to. Application of the punishment as meted in England would have a good effect.Cowardly assassins who give their victims no chance are let loose again to commit murder. Juries get sympathetic for the living, forgetting the dead, forgetting the cries of widows and orphans. And we wonder why the people sometimes want to take the law into their own hands! Give a reasonable assurance of punishment for crime and we shall not have so many crimes.