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SAM BOOZER CONTICTED;
JOHN C. HIPP ACQUITTEI
(Continued from page three).
to come with him. He said he tol
and asked Gilliam not to go out in th
yard, that he woula have the stoc1
fed, n1t waLng Gilliam t.. go out i
the yard tceause he had said he! wa.
goinr, to kill the first negr wno pi:
his foot in the yard that evening. H
said he thought Gilliam had consentei
to his requests and to come t: New
berry with hlT that night, and t-i:
got up to go in the stove room wher
Mrs. Johnson was, entering the dinial
room first. He said Gilliam was be
hind him, and he went in the r.a.'n
and was telling Mrs. Johnson wha
he had got Gilliam to consent to d L
At that time, he said, he turned t4
speak to Gilliam and Gilliam had gon
out the door behind him, and thi
wagon came in the yard at that time
and passed in front of the stove roon
door, and as. he turned around thi
wagon passed, and he saw Gillian
whirl back of the wagon, and the gui
fired, all at the same time. He sai<
he did not s9e Sam Boozer there wit]
the gun before it fired. Mrs. Johnsoi
had gone out into the yard just ahea(
of the mules, he said. He said hi
went 4o Old To'wn and pho'ed fo
the sheriff and coroner, and'at the re
quest of the family he came to New
berry and made all the funeral ar
rangements. He denied having con
versation with Crouch that Crouc]
testified ,to. As to William Hogg'
testimony, he slid he didn't kno
William Hogg, and had never met hir
before that he knew of, and there wa
not a .word of truth in his testimon:
as to attentions on part of witnes
to Mrs. Gilliam. He was shdwn
box of shells, containing twenty
three loaded shells, which he identi
filed as the shells which he bought i:
Newberry 'from the Hardware com
pany. He said he had used two c
the shells sh6oting at a hawk on th
day after he returned from Old Towi
land the two empty shells wer
shown in the gun. The box of shellf
be said, had been left oy him with Di
Cromer after the charges against hil
On cross-examination, the solicito
asked the witness way it didn't occu
to him to leave the box of shells a
his son's store to be sent hdme, an<
why it didn't occur to him to tell hi
son something about wne gun, insteaa
of hunting up Bill Gilder. He said Ia
wasn't hunting Gilder, that he ral
across him in looking for Sam, whoa
he had told to bring the gun to th
store, and it was in consequence C
infoifmation which elder gave hil
as to Sam's whereabouts that he too:
'Gilder to the train with him. He sai
when he went to his son's store afte
he received the message from 01
To'wn, he had the gun on his min<
and did not think about the she1lh
and took them unthou htedly to the de
pot with him. He oaid his and Gil
-Jiam's relations had always been mos
* pleasant. In answer to a question b
the solicitor he said he had gone to th
fair last year and had spent the nigi
at the home of a relative of Mrs. Gil
liam, where Mrs. Gilliam albo sper
the night, Mrs. Gilliam having he
children with her, and Mr. Gilliar
having asked him to see Mrs. Gilliar
from the fair grounds -to her uncle
home, and Mrs. Gilliams uncle havin
asked him to spend the night. He sai
he bought tiokets for Amos and Sar
Boozer to Old Town the afternoonc
the killing, but that he often did the
* for hands on the pace. On re-dire<
eramination he said Mrs. Gilliam ha
all her children with her at the fai:
and that at the home of her unc1<
where he spent the- night; he was in
.Y rs. James S. Gilliam.
Mrs. .Tames S. Gilliam, wife of ti
deceased, said she did not know Wi
hiam Hogg, and that she had aske
Ma ' trate Sample to issue a warrar
aganst him for perjury. She branc
ed his statement as untrue. She sai
she had sent a message to Mr. Hip
to come to the plantation on the after
noon of March 3 to see if he couldn
make peace, and to send for Mr. Bu
- ford. She said her husband had bee
drinking, and the night before he ha
told her he was going to kill a negr
just to see it kick. She corroborate
the other witnesses as to her hus
band's actions when he saa
the negro woman at the well. Sh
said she saw Sam Boozer when ha
first came in the yard that afternooi
with Arthur Stevens' gun, and sh
went to him and asked him not to hur
Gilliam, and Sam told her he wasn
going to hurt him, but he had to giv
him some satisfaction for what h
had done at Sam's home that day. Sh
said Mr. Gilliam was a man who gc
on sprees. She had never known c
any unplesantness between her hus
band and Sama Boozer, they were al
ways good friends, and when a docto
was to be sent for or a favor don'
Sam was the man called on.
) Cross-examined by the solicitor, she
said Gilliam had told her he was jeal
ous of her, and at her husband's re
quest she had told Hipp of this the
day before. "Mr. Gilliam would quar
rel and be mean," she said, "and when
Mr. Hipp would come he would be I
just as good to him as anybody, and
he told me to tell him, that I had it
to tell, and I done it right in front of
my father." She emphatically denied
that she had given her husband any
cause for jealousy.
Jno. C. Hipp Recalled.
John C. Hipp, recalled, said that he
had 'not taken a drink with Gilliam the
afternoon of the killing-that he him
self had taken a little today, at Gil
t liam's invitation, but Gilliam didn't
take any, saying the whiskey had al
ready made him sick.
Col. Johnstone announced that this
was all the testimony which would be
offered on behalf of the defendant
For the Defendant Boozer.
Clayton Boozer, te wife of Sam
Boozer, and Maybelle Rook, their
daughter, introduced by counsel for
]Boozer, testified as to tneir difficulty
with Gilliam that morning, and that
Gilliam cut Clayton on the hand and
'Maybelle on the throat. The State
directed its cross-examination to
wards attempting to show that it was
only after Mrs. Gilliam had been to
the house of Clayton Boozer that
morning that Gilliam became incensed
at the negro women.- Maybelle Rook
said that Gilliam did not appear to
be mad when he first came to their
house, and that shortly after he left
the first time was when Mrs. Gilliam
came, and that Gilliam was mad the
next time he came. When pressed by
the Solicitor, the women vehemently
denied ttat they were carrirs of news
to Mrs. Gilliam.
Frances Tribble, colored, testified
as to the difficulty between Gilliam
and the negro women. She said Hipp
and Sam and Amos Boozer came by
her house that afternoon on their way
from Old Town and they didn't have
anything with them as she saw.
a Amos Boozer, a brother of Safn, tes
tified as to Mr. Hipp sending the shot
gun back from Helena, and as to not
knowing what women were involved
in the difficulty until the plantation
was reached. He said when Gilliam
was walking towards his brother Sam,
he heard Sam say, "stanld back' off
eme," and Mr. Gilliamn "stepped on to
wards him, anyhow, and he run back
wards-Sam did-gad Gilliam ,says, .
"Well, wait, let me go in here and get
my gun, and he just wheeled'-around
and that time Sam shot." He said
Sam did the killing with his own gun.
Aaron Trib~ble, who was among the
r hands in town for rations that day
said that Gilliam threw his hand in
his hind pocket as he was advancing
towards Sam Boozer, and turned
around and started in the house, and
-said, Wait until I go in the house and ~
t~ come back, and then Sam threw up
his gun and shot. He said Sam used
elhis own gun.
t Arthur Stevens, colored, also testi
-fled that he saw Mr. Gilliam put his
Lt hand in his hind pocket before he
r whirled to go back into the house.
n The State in Reply.
n Mr. J. H. Chappell, put up by the
s State in reply, said the shells $7hich
g Mrs. Johnson showed him after she1
dl came back to Newberry as the shells
which her husband owned were No.
.t- J. S. Crouch, recalled, said he saw1
tsome shells at Mr. Gilliam's house af
d ter the killing and they were New
a Charged With Bigamy.
Laurens, June 13.--Ed. Hutto, aI
white man, was brought back from
Union several days ago by Deputy W.
e'H. Worthy and lodged in the county
~jail on the charge of bigamy. The war
rant was sworn out by wife No. 2, at
tthe Laurens mills, this city. She was
-a Miss Armenta Wix. His first wife
~lives in Augusta and in a letter says
that she will come to Laurens to tes
tify against him.
And Hendersonville is "Dry."
Asheville, N. C., June 12.--<The larg
est seizure of liquor yet recorded in
0 this section was made tonight, at Hen
Sdersonville, when the police raided a
-store room on the main business thor
oughfare and seized 10,000 gallons of
'* Address by Holloway in Greenwood.
Greenwood Journal, 13th.
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