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VERDICT IS RETURNED
IN GENNW GASP,
JURY FOUND THEM GUILTY
NO SENTENCE YET
Will Be Passed Some Time Dur.
ing Today-Two Other Cases
Tried on Yesierdrfy
The Jury returned a verdict of
manslaughter yesterday afternoon at
4 o'clock in tao case of Ernest Gen
try . and Reed Shaw, charged with ]
murder; Shaw was also found guilty
of carrying concealed weapons. The I
case went to the jury yesterday at !
noon and a verdict waa returned) at
4 o'clock. Tho i*nt onces have not
yet been passed. Tho law provides
for a sentence ranging from two to
30 year? in a case of this kind.
Yesterday afternoon tho case of
Jdseph Seaborne, chargeot wita vio
lation of the dispensary law, wal*
tried. The d'j'endnnt was not pros
ent and he was tried in his absence.
HQ was found guilty on tho first
count, but not guilty on the eecond.
Another catee tried yesterday after
noon was that of W. A; Gilliam,
charged with disposing of property
under lion Ho was found not guil
A'i work or court is expected to
be finished today. Several argu-.
m en ts for. appeal are to be made,
among t-aose being those for Gentry
The defense's evidence ?*a brought
out In court' on Monday afternoon 13
T. Stone was sworn by thc state
and it was attempted to prove by him
a previous ? difficulty between Heed
Shaw and Waymon Cain. Ho was not
present at the time of toe difficulty
and his evidence could not be ac
cepted. He testified that he bad seen
Waymon Cain strike at Heed Shaw
with a whip when Reed'Shaw ran af
ter his buggy one day in August. ' '??
With thia Witness, Mr. Smite! an
nounced that the case for the state
was closed. Tho noon hour of ad
journment was then at hand, and a
recesa until 3 o'clock was taken.
Defense Opens Case.
.At 3 o'clock tho defense opened its
case by offering W. It. Nixon as the
first witness. He said: ..;
"1 am a miller at Jackson's mill
and testified at the coroner's inquest.
This party of boys left my house be
tween 10 and ll o'clock and there was
no evidence of ill will then, their re
lations seemed like, brokera : This
happened about 150 yards fi um my
home and it was about five mit atea af
terward's. Rced\Sha'w'' talked 'to me
a little after tho others left, and was
tho laBt to leave. m? where I ha*?
walked to tho roa'i with them At the
house 1 ?eard them planning to have
a Utile sham row, which they said
was only for fan. I advised them
not to do lt because it might scare
some of the women folks. I remem
ber that &rnest Gentry was there and
that he had coat off part ot timo. I
saw no pistol. Tuey.were preparing
to have fun and all teemed to be in
good humor . When I got .to the Ecene
Clyde Dempsey and Johnnie Cain were
Cross examination: "t did. not BCD
any gun and said they were, going
to have shani row. I did not say
anything about S.;aw TOW at inquest.
He could .have had pistol when he had
on coat ami I could not have soen
it. Recd Shavf left nie last. Ollie
Baylors told me about lt.- I caw gun
on ground between hand and body.
Jesse Shaw sworn said: *'Waa at
Nixon's and I heard Waymon Cain
say they were going to have sham
battle to try to scare Ollie gaylors
and ;Johnnie Cain,t Think Dempsey
knew about it. i was with . Waymon
Cain' in front of the others. Wl'i??
called he stopped aiid Waymon and
Ernest Gentry began- shoving and
pushing. Til en they began passing
shots. Waymon fell; to . ground, and
Reed struck match. Saw blood, and
knew he was shot. 'Saw "gian there
hoar his (band. Waymon and. I hod
been talking about trading guns that
night. , Clyde Dempsey and Johnie
Cain went to telephone."
Cross examination: "Waymon start
ed shooting first, then maybe Ernest
bogan shooting. Saw no gun but
supposed he had one. I did not swear
at coroner's inquest that I. did not
ltnow who w?s shooting. I told w^-at
I wan ted to tell-down there.. I said
nothing about sham fight then because
they did not ask me about lt. Bay
lor? and I went to musical together
Eogene Shaw stopped ;; I homo. . Carl
Shaw was not there. I do not know
f:ow many shots were fired and there
waa - more than .one -person doing thc
shooting.- Saylors. was not shooting
tout 'Waymon waa shooting. Don't
know how many times, he shot. Don't
know bow/many. Ernest fired. . Way*
mon .shot first. That is samo pistol
h?iaell wrtt?., l>?at i? not mine for I
always carried ,a good one. He foll
O?r back. I he&rd nothing about go-<
lng to have fuse 5*?* before that hap
pened. Dirt not set, my brother-'hit
ban lb aldo after he. fe.l. Both cf
thom were oursing. If anyojingw??
cold about going to shoot A did not
hear it. I went to Mr. Elgin's after
wards. Ciel not hide pistol there in
bale?'-'Ot' cotton? When Cain fell :?'\
walked up and told him to get op and
feta go before ' -match was. struck;.
None of us ran off." *
Ollie Saylors sworn testified : "I j
was at Nixons but heard nothing about ?
plans for fuss. All of iis were, laugh- \
lng"and. talking on way back homo. ;
W?en tfi?ht first started Waymon
Gain and Ernest Gentry were talking
lHce'/they were mnd. First shot OM?S
by mc. Waa dark abd I could cot
pee but there were two or three doing
the shooting. - I thought lt waa a free
for all fight but X waa afraid to get
away for being shot. Heard toed
say it was ail In fut after first shot
was fired. Somebody went up to
Gentry and asked him if Lo was shot
and to come on and,lets go home. Saw
pistol on ground when match was
struck. I was about ten feet away
when shooting took place."
Cross examination: "I do.no?, k/ow
who shot Waymoh Cain. I knojv that
be was shot when match was otruck.
Eo?'4 were shooting. I \va3 afraid to I
run and get out of tho way. Saw no j
ono with pistol except Waymoo Cain.
After Johnie walked up and caught 1
Reed Shaw he said it was all In fun.
Never Jerked him loose from but he
walkod up close to' Recd. Did not
put hands on him. I'e was close
enough to touch him. 1 Coard first
shot and others started right away."
Reed Shaw sworn, Bald: "I am 16
years old and put on my long pants
three weekB ago. 1 knew Waymon [
Cain and we wore on pretty good
terms, very friendly. Ho came tOw
seo me on Friday night be"ore killing." j
We were, out at Nixon's and all left
but me. I clayed and talked to Mr.
Nixon a. little while. I caught up
with Ernest and John. I said lets j
start topi r?w. Ernest and Waymon |
started pushing each other. They all |
who shot first. Wnen he fell I shook
him and asked - him to get up. j
Struck -match and eaw ifcat he was !
shot. I had no pistol then and shot
at nobody. Dempsey was standing
nearby. Ho know nothing about plano
for the sham row. Johnie Cain knew
nothing about lt. Waymon s'aot first. |
Ernest also began and I think Clyde
Dempsey tired. Were five or BIX
shots. Did not t)':ink anybody would
get hurt. I got pistol from Robert
McIntosh on Saturday and loaned lt
to Cain that night. All wore smil
ing. " . !
" Cross examination: "I was smiling. I
Do not own pistol. Kept that ono '
i'rom Sunday until Thursday. Told ;
McIntosh 1 had sent pistol homo by ?
Ollio Soylors. Ho did not - ace Bob |
and he gave it back to rae. Waymon
borrowed lt. Did not put pistol near
body after he WSB shot. Saw Gentry*
H'-.opting and saw Cain shooting al
so. Saw two men shooting. I went
there by myself and when Ollie gave
me pistol Cain wanted it and I tamed
lt. over to him. All of us were
standing close together. Whoa I
caught lip 'With" Ernest Gent:? and
Johnie Cain I said: 'It we aro goiag |
to have that row wo had better have
lt.' Did not tell Gentry to scoot hun.
I did not put pistol on groror.d ano
them,were five cartridges in lt when
I let Waymon have lt."' ; t'?
Ernest i,Gentry a wc-p. '?aid: "I am
about 21 years old .and have been
knowing Waymon going on two years.
Live about three-four ihr, mile from
him. Were the beBtof friends and had
'boen running tone tin-; I never bad
a better friend. I a ad no pi>tol that
ndgtat nor have I' had one in . past
three years. Saw no.pistols at house
that night. Recd saki leta nave sham i
row and scare Ollie and,John.. At thc
house I had pliers In my pocket. Hadt
them on me when I came to Jail. All
were In good humor and taere were
no plana to hurt nnyooe. E)3ed ask
ed about row. AU were laughing and
lt was done to ccare two boya Way
mon wag close to mo and Johna lo
grabbed me. Reed said il was all in
Dun and he pushed Johnie back. I
turned around, and had ?-bo ck to Cain..
I ? said-- nothing abeu? gun except lal
me get my gun and- J reached In
pocket and got pliers. -When Waymon
shot s traiga t up I turned around. Do
not. know wi. ero other shot* carno
from. About six or Bevon wore fired.
When ,? turned, around -.again Reed
waa standing over Cate patting him
on side. Ho asked him if he.was
dead. When match was struck I
8&w that he -was shot. Reed put his
gun down there and eaid that ho dar
ed anybody to move lt."
Cross examination: "Reed knocked
bim in. side when match was struck.
He j said that Cain's' >gan had been
moved and he ?ut his Chere, Recd
'Was. standing by me and I. do not
know whether ho shot or not. All of
us, were together and there were about
seven shots fired ' Ij had no pistol.;
and did tot see Feed's" until 'I-a throw
lt down. .Had back tu rn cl when1
shooting was going ont Do not know
.where Reed got p&tol pud . do not
know where Waymon's pistol went
'.. The next witness 'was J. Olin Sand
ers, deputy sheriff, who, testified to
bringing Gentry to jail and finding
pliers in ticket-.
W. L. Mouchet, D. IB. Bowie, J. C.
Ligon aiM J. O. McAdams testified
as: to. the- good reputation of Ernest
Heed Shaw was sent back to thc
chair s~i testified that te told them
hot to move pistol because-he saw
it there;and thought it ought to stay
T: Robert' Elgin was called by tho -state
and stated that Jesse Shaw went over
to his house f.:at night and told him
aboht shooting. . He then weat out of
house".. Next morning he carno by
,thore anf .'went by some bales of cot
ton-in the yard. Ho said that he
took something front .one'Of the bales
that iooked like a plato!.
T?'ere being no further witnesses
th?1 arguments began * f ?;This -case ls
attracting much attention and all seats
were, taken in the -court room while
some'people were standing.
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Not fer a tttcfrel.
It-was in a country store Io Arkan
; A one-gallon customer drifted in:
.XMn-uno a nickel's worth ; ot esafe
?da." . " ) I
. 'Otto elerie poured some asafettda in
a naper bag and pushed it across the.,
. "Charge it,'', drawled the customer, '
"What's your nainai** asked' the
clerk: '. " - Tf;^ - ?
' "Honeyfankel," . ^
"Tux* it," said the ?lerk. "1 wouldn't
write assfeyda and Honeyfnnkel for
5 centsl'.'~-JBr?rybody*si - j
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
H MEEf TONIGHT
SPECIAL MAN WILL BE PRES
ENT TO ADDRESS CHAM
Chapman Jas D. Hammett Sends
Out Notice to Members Ask
ing That They Be Present.
The following notice was sent out'
to the directors of tho Anderson
chamber cf comm^r-je yesterday by
the chairman, Mr. Jas D. Hammett.
Tho notice states that Mr. Kingsley
Moses, a trade; organization man,
will be preaent and will address the
board'. A full attendance ls urg
The notice follows:
"Nov. 23rd, 1915.
i "Dear Sirs:
I "A meeting of thc board of direc
tors of tho chamber of commerce will
held in t/je rooniB of tho organiza
tion at oight o'clock Wednesday even
ing, tho 24th instant.
I "Plans to r-Drganlze the chamtor
and place it ... a moro usoful, posi
tion will be discussed by Mr. Kings
ley Moses. Mr. Mosos has Just iin
Ished work of this character at
Greenville and is now taking up the
question with Spartanburg.
I "Every member of tho board is
urged to mako come sacrifice, if nec
essary, to attend tibi* meeting and
? it is the hope of your chairman Hint
not a member will ta absent.
"Please bo sure ' to ba oa hand
! prcmptly.- .
. ' "Jas D. Hammct*.
Jubal Korly'8 Way.
The Richmond News Leadtr, sur
mising OB to I'^ow tho British officers
in the field -with the Hvc3 of a mil
lion soldiers and the destiny of an
empire in their keeping will relish
the charges made in parllamont that
70 ?cr ce ot of them aro incompe
tent, recalls n striking Incident of
how a Confederate commender--Old
Jube--was rpaeptlve to official criti
cism. The incident recalled bv the
Richmond paper la wf? t'.n tho knowl
edge of nearly all the North Carolina
survivors of the war, for it had wldo
circulation as characteristic of the
peppery old general. The Confed
erate con/gres3, The News Leader re
lates, had decided that a little in
spiring eloquence would bo good for
.tho armies, and it had dolegatcd in
formally ! a number, of. its. members
Ito Journey to tho various fronts and
to address trie men, telling them that
\ victory would crown tholr efforts and
so forth and so on,..in the wonted
assigned to "eoernl farly's army
cr.-ac In due season to tho cominan
drr's tent to "report" for epeech
making; Early recelvod him with
that icy manner he could so well as
sume when angry. "What do you
wast, slr?" he asked through f:is
nose. "General" began the~orotbr,
"Congress has decided"-and ho..went
over the whole matter. The old Con
ic dc-rate hear? him through, with an
Occasional "Yes, slr," snarled ii'torough
I his nose. . "And so, "General,", the
congressman concluded, "I would like
for you to arrango a series of meet
ings'at th j -various brigade headquar
ters ?where-" , ?.
. There was a quick explosion and a
I sud-'en burst of expletive: "Meeting?
Not in this army, slr! If you want to
?servo your, country, sir, and help lt
! win its ?independence, go get a musket
und enlist. The men who fight aro
the only men, who can talk, about
this army, slr!.'' Tt:ie Incident as re
lated by the Richmond paper is lack-,
[.lng vigor in that lt l? necessarily
.-ebbed of the linguistic picturesque*
etler tried .but "wnnst" a thing that
did not happen to set well.--Char
lotte Observer, :
"Killed By Idle Gossip."
A coroner's 11nry at Western
Springs, 111., has'directed .attention to
ono of the greatest evils that afflicts
humanity by rendering a verdict of
"killed by .idle gossip" in the carJe of
a young wife and mother who com
Mow many persons have' suffered
Blightly from the same exquisite tor
ture that forced this young woman to
end her life ! The agony of mind that
cornea from the gossip of friends aa
well aa enemies is beyond the imagi
nation ht those who have never suf
A carelessly spoken word may ac
tually wreck a human life, lt may be
the spark that ls Set to a lifelong fuse
of-disaster. Rumors circulated about
the character of-a man or woman sel
dom aro minimized.. but rather are
magnified as they pass from. Up to lip.
' The most unfortunate part of the
circulation of gossip'ls that it. ls usa
nlly directed ng-iinut a woman. The
unf or tua Atc dual moral code, which
som o day will be abolished, makes
men impervious to Such gossip usu
ally, and In fact exempts him from
lt. Bot a woman, to whom reputa
ition means much more, cannot v '.th
stand such gossip,
Lcg.il penalties aro provided for
(Slander, but unfortunately scandal is
: accentuated by "... an" ' appearance In
.court In such a case, -It .would be
i. well If won en would gain the courage
'to take such cases Into court and.
;demand the punishment of the Offend-'
ero. But lt would bo hatter still if sb
:olety were to turn a cold Shoulder
upon tho ono who gossips rather than,
upon the subject of the gossip.
Washington Post. .
Mother of Heroic Nurse Shot in Belgium.
Mrs. Cavell 1B UI5 mother of Edith 1 Memorial fund, which may ho <le
! voted to the mother of tho woman
, who enid, aa she faced tho German.
Cavell, the English nurse who was
Bhot to death in Bolglum. The British ? fMng^oT?ndT "Fam happy to dio for
oro now trying to ralBo a Cavell i my country
I have a farm 7 miles out of Greenwood that has
an eight room brick house, all put buildings, o good
bani, two tenant houses. Building alone worth
93*000.00. Tract contains 86 acres.
You can buy this valuable farm for -$3,000,00.
Fifteen hundred dollars down, rest on terms.
H. G. LOVE
Real Estate Over Hubbard's Jewelry Store
. . '" 1 1 ? " ' 1 1 j .''1 ' ? ? .
It's two in the morning and the house is cold.
> Out of the darkness comes a cry
.'jj* ,. .. .-iv?;.
. *"?.k:r*" -
Daddie! Daddie 1 Oh, Daddie!'
And Daddie is up. He.doesn't mind the cold if
the little hand that pats him is warm.
That was ten years ago, happy short years, work>.
ing for the baby and. her mother. .
lt is two in the thorning again-and out of an aw
ful darkness comes the cry
Daddie! Daddie! Oh, Daddie!
But Daddie will never jump tip again--and he
doesn't know that Betty's hands arc warm over his
It's "two years later and the. little cash balance is
gone. Mother is a fore-woman in an overall fac
tory. Betty is. a cash girl. She will be an un
educated woman. "Daddie" and Mother had plan
ned college and a happy life for her. :
The cash balance would have paid for ah income*
for life for wife and daughter.
Go. story from life, and save other Fathers from
making the same economic mistake!
The Mutual Ben fit
Life Insurance Company
M. M. MATTIS?N, GENERAL AGENT
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