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Negro Boys Playing with Gun.-One
KilleD-Coroner's Jury Says '
Killing Was Accidental.
The Herald and News pubiished
aiu account of the accidental killing
"f a negro boy on Mr. Welch Wil
bur's place Monday afternoon. Cor
oner Felker held the inquest Mon
day night. and the testimony taken
is given herewith. The verdict of
the jury is that fhe killing- was ac
cidental. The Coroner issued a war
rant for the arrest of the boy in
whose hands the gun was when it
was discharged and the warrant was
executed by his constable, Mr. C. G.
Blease. The boy was admitted to
bail in the sum of five hundred dol
lars, which he gave.
The following is the testimony:
-Rufus Jackson sworn says:
I am brother to dead boy. Me and
Preacher Anderson Caldwell was
there eating .sugar cane, we looked
around and seen Ben Fair and Odell
Scott scufling over gun. I told them
to stop projeeting- with that gun be
fore they shot somebody Time I
said that, gun went off. I did not
know gun went -off, there was no
fuss at all.
Rufus X Jackson,
Charlie Green sworn says:
I was starting over there after
sugar cane when I looked around.
Ben Fair and Odell Scott was scuf
fling with gun. I had laid gun down
on the ground and Allen Jackson 'had
picked it up. It was my gun, I knew
gun was loaded. I shouted up there
to Odell and them and Odell said
gun was not loaded. Odell took gun
away from boy that was killed, they
had no fuss about it. When I start
ed up there and boy said gun was not
-loaded I went back. Boy dead was
my first cousin. Rufus Jackson is
also my cousin. I told. them gun
was loaded and they said it wasn't
loaded. I thought they had took shot
out. I am thirteen years old.
Charlie X GreeA.
Odell Scott sworn says:
Me and Ben Fair had a gun. We
aisedthe gun up. Imade out I
was going to shoot. Me and him was
projecting with (it. When Ben Fair
'turned the gun loose the gun went
off, and little 'boy was standing in
front of it and shot him. The bay
that got shot was Alleni Jackbon. We
was rabbit 'hunting. I live on Mr.
'Melton 's place, the gun belongs to
Chailie Green. Charlie Green was
with us but he did'not have anything
to do with the* shooting. Charlie
Green did own the gun. The boy
that -got 'shot was not in the suffle.
We were not trying to shoot one an
'other. Charlie Green was carrying -the
gup, Charlie said it was not loaded.
I was holding gun, I had it cocked.
Ben Fair run up and told me to pit
gun down and we scuffled over it,
and just -as he turned it loose gun
went off. Me and Ben was not mad
with each other. I just had gun cock
ed. When I made like I was going
to shoot, boy that got shot said "you
all better put gun down. You fool
around here directly and shoot me and
if you do I'll -hurt some of you.'' I
am thirteen years old. hi '
Odell X Scott.
Ben Fair sworn says:
I live in HeIena. Me and Odell was
scuffling with the gun. I turned gun
loose and the gun went off. I did
not know gun was loaded. Odell had
gun and I went up and told him to
put down gun and we got to seuf
fling over it. Odell told the way
about how it happened. I wanted him
to put gun down so I could get it. I
knew gun was coelded. Odell cocked
it I think.
Ben X Fair.
Anderson Caldwell sworn 'says:
Me and Rufus Jackson was down
there eating sugar cane. Whien we
looked around Odell Scott and Ben
Fair was projecting with gun. I t'old
them they better quit projecting with
that gun. After while gun took and
went off. They were senffiimg over
gun. There was no fuss.
Anderson X CaldweIl.
YOU BE THE JUDGE.
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