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AM BOZER (ONIC;ED:
JOHN C. HIPP ACQUITTED
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his mother's mothei. He said Mr.
Hipp unbreeched Mr. Gilliam's gun
to see if it was loaded, and it was not
loaded, and Mr. Hipp put it back on
the rack. Hie said Mr. Hipp told his
grandmother to put the sl*lls away.
He said at that time his father was in
the house lying dowNLi asleep. His
father woke up. he said, as soon as
.Ir. Hipp w,-nt in and spoke to him,
:and he was Hipp went out to
,he shop, where his father wanted to
show him a broken plow, and they
-hen caie back to the house. and Mr.
Hipp told his father not to come out,
that the boys would feed, and his fath
er said he was going out and feed the
.stock. and got the keys and started
out. He said he was in the lot, at the
trough, looking through a crack, and
he desc'ribed the killing as follows:
"Papa got the keys and went to go
out, and papa says, Hello, Sam, and he
says, Mr. Gilliam, don't say hello to
"Q. 'Was that Sam Boozer?
"A. Yes, sir; and papa says, Wny7
He says, What in the hell you hone
today? Papa says, Nothing. Sam
says, Don't you come up to me. And
papa stepped up a little further, and
Sam stepped back, and Sam raised
up- the gun, and papa said, Sam, I
won't come to you, and Sam put down
his gun, and papa turned around and
started to go back to the house, and
Sam shot him." He said Sam then
took out the empty shell, put in anoth
er shell, and went off towards the
wood ple and shot t.wice. Mr. Hip-n,
he 'said, who was in the yard, but did
not see Boozer at the time of the
shooting, ran up and saw his father
after he was shot and said, "Oh, look
here." On cross-examination, he told
of the positions of the various parties
in the yard, and also of having heard
when he got back fi ai school of his
father having cut two negro women,
Sap Boozer's wife and daughter. He
said when his father turned back to
wards the house, he walked "pretty
peart," like he was going for some
thing, and he supposed he was going
for' his gun. Col. Johnstone directed
a good many ques;tions towards show
ing that the young witness' grand
mother and grandfather, Mrs. Gil
liam's parents, and Mrs. Gilliam, and
,a number of negroes were on the
premises. and that most of them were
eye-witnesses, and could have been
u.sedi as witnesmes.
T'. MW. Fellers.
Mir. T. M. Fellers, who lived about
a half mile from the Gilliam home,
said that Sam Boozer's wife and
Idaughiter, after their difficulty with
Gilliam, came over to. a negro house
on the place he lived on, and sent back
to their house for a shot'gun. He said
-one of the women had a slight cut on
her throat and the other a slight cut
en her hand. Later Sam came to the
house where they were, bringing a
gun with him, which looked like a
*'brand new gun," a double-barreled
rshot gun. He said the women had a
double-barreled old shot gun, which
he took to be Sam's. He saw Sam go
back towards 'his house. ar3 later
heard the shooting, and he ran up on
the hill from his field and saw Sam
leaving. Ife said Sam left th' gun
.which .he had at. his (Sam's) house.
J. S. Crvucb.
M~r. J. S. Crouch, who lived about a
"alf mild from the Gilliam home. said
"he was in Newberry on the third of
March and went 'home on the 2.48
'train. He said he saw Mr. Hipp on the
train, and saw Sam Boozer and Amos
Boozer board the train at Newberry
and get off the train at Old Town.
Sam, he said, had a bundle, which was
not very large around, but which was
longer than it was around. His rec
ollection was that the train did not
stop at Helena. When Sam Boozer
got off at Old Town, fie said, he still
bad his bundle. Witness said be car
Tied his wife on home, threw his bun
dles in the piazza, and then went 'and
tried to get a couple men to go up tc
Mr. Gilliam.'s with him, on account or
what he had heard, but the men re
fused to go, saying they had just comt
from Mr. Gilliam's at 12 o'clock. TH
said he then went on alone, and wber
hae was about 300 or 400 yards fron
Gillia,n's house the gun fired, and af
ter that he heard two more shots. H(
ran on to Gilliam's and saw the bod:
in the yard, he said. He said Mr. Hip]
and Amos Boozer and Aaron Tribbli
were standing off about 75 yards, nea:
the cotton house, talking, and he wen
to Mr. Hipp and asked him what hai
happened, and Mr. Hipp told him Sar
Boozer had killed Jim Gilliam. H
said he asked Mr. Hipp where Sa1
Boozer was, and Mr. Hipp told hir
Boozer had gone in the directionc
Boozer's house, and nie told H.ipp t
come ahead, and he and Hipp went o3
er' there but found the house locke
ana Som go.n Hoen ho.b aked M
Hipp what was the trouble, "and he
said he knew Sam was up to killing
Jim Gilliam, and he come up there
that evening to take Gilliam off, to
persuade him to come back down
here at his home place and spend the
night." Witness said he "further sak
ed him why didn't he protect Mr. Gil
liam, knowing that the negro intend
ed to kill Mr. Gilliam, and he said that
the negro shot him unexpected to him,
that he had Mr. Johnson and Mrs.
Johnson in a room watching Mr. Gil
liam while he was iL a room talking
to Mrs. Gilliam, and that was when
the shooting took place." He identi
fied the shell about which Mr. Frank
C. Sligh had testified as one which he
had picked up in the yard, and which
Gilliam's 'son had to}d him was the
shell that killed Gilliam. He said he
examined the shot in the house and
they seemed to him to be No. 4's. He
testified to finding a piece of paper
and string in a path near the ne
gro burnt church, on a hedge row,
about 150 yards from Aaron Trib
ble's house. He identified the string
and piece of paper, the paper being a
tattered portion of a bill-board show
advertisement, and he identified . the
went to Mr. White's store and got a
piece of paper which was a bill-b6ard
advertisement, an dhe identified. the
paper whichhe got as the piece which
had already been introduced in evi
dence, about which Mr. White and Mr.'
Melton had testified.
The witness was put through a rigid
cross-examination. He said he found
the piece of paper an-. Monday follow
ing the killing. He said the two gen
tlemen who refused to go with him to
Mr. Gilliam's were Mr. T. R. Sanders
and Mr. J. S. Werts, who said they
had been up there "to sorter see what
the little whack-up among the negroes
had been, and Mr. Gilliam said he was
going to leave, quit and go away from
home and never return," and they
said that Gilliam wouldn't be there.
He said -he wouldn't swear positively
the train did not stop at Helena, but
that to the best of his recollection
it did not. It struck him, he said, that
it slowed down a little. He said he
wasn't noticing, the train particularly.
On re-direct examination, he said
he was 'apprehensive from what he
had heard, that something was going
to happen, and that was the reason
he wanted to get some of the neigh
bors to go with him to the Gilliam
J. W. White,,Eecalled.
J. W. White, recalled,,said that all
the bill-board paper which he bought;
for wrapping paper was not of t;he
same pattern. He said the piece of
paper Crouch testified to having found
looked like some of it. With refer
ence to the cord Crouch testified to
finding, he said he thought he had had
some cord like it.
Mr. Lxvi Longshore testified that he1
came to Newberry on March 3rd and
went back on the 2.48 train. He said
he saw Hipp come to -the train and
saw him give a negro some money
and then hand him a paper shell box
--he didn't know what was in it-but
a box like loaded shells come in. He
said he saw a chunky negro standing
at the depot with a gun wrap~ped up
in two pieces, one under each arm.
Mr. William Hogg, who lives at!
Chappells, testified that during June
of last year he went down to Mr. Gil
liam's house to see Mr. Hipp about~
getting some peas and that while
there he saw Hipp paying attentions
to Mrs. Gilliam.
The State closed its testimony in
chief With the- evidence of Mr. Hogg.
The witnesses offered for the de
fendant John C. Hipp were first plac
ed upon the stand. One of these wit
nesses, Mr. D. R. Scurry, has lately
recovered from illness, and his state
ment in writing was admitted.
D. B. Scurry.
The statement of Mr. D. R. Scurry
was to the effect "that on the third day
of March, 1911, he passed the home of
James Gilliam, who was killed later on
that day, and that Mrs. James Gilliam
asked him to tell John C. Hipp. in the
town of Newberry, that James Gilliam
was crazy and had cut the throat of
one negro woman and the hand of
another and was threatening to kill
Lthe negroes; that the said D. R. Scur
ry saw the defendant, John C. Hipp,
in the town of Newberry, and deliver
ed the message to him only a few
minutes before the train on the South
ern railroad was due to pass Newber
' ry going to Chappells; that the said
t D. R. Scurry did not te)ll the said Johr
iC. Hipp what negroes had been cut.'
eMr. James Lawson, who was flag
1man on Southern passenger No. 18
nwhich passed Newlierry at 2.48 on th4
afternoon of Marche 3, going toward:
.0 Old Town, testified to the records o:
-: cash fares which he kept on that day
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