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JPALISIEi 186ei.- TNEWBERRY, S. C., FRIDAY, MARCH 1, 1898 WCE A W
JAH A. thElt AND UIS XWO SONS ON
SIt IA L.
Great ittirst Matitretted in ths TrIal-Tho
Court Ilocom 11avcked-AI Fetill Syntoll"18
of tihe TeRtimiony-Wiitnemsrm for th.i
Defo,lpo Now 1141hlig Ex11innedl.
Albert, Itimer iai lought
Cloapi Pireitratory tu Una.
ning Awity to Uoet Mar
ried-Uspo Will not
be Conicludeil 1i1
The trial of the caso against tho
Risers on the chargo of robbing the
storo house of Mr. David Hipp and
receiving stolen goods created more
public intercst than any caso tried in
Newberry in a good many years.
The court houso was packed so
that thero was scarceoly standing
room at any timo during tho tak
ing of the testimony. Peoplo woro
present from all parts of the county
and tho best. of ordor prevailod
throughout tho day so anxious was
overy one to catch all of the ovi
This was on account of the prom1i
nence of the defendants in their com
munity, all being whito nen, and
Mr. Jas. A. Riser, the fatlher, having
boen for a number of voars an officer
in his church and Sunday-school
bluPerintendant and delegato on
various occasions to differet church
conventions. A. F. Hiser is Secre
tary of the County )Dom n-ratic Ex
ocutivo Committee, and was at. one
time a candidate for Counity Troas
Then, too, there has been a good
deal said, niostly in wiispers, for two
or three years of vatious and divers
crimos and robberies in the neighbor
hood of Pomaria, but until this pros
ocution no one has dared to swear
out a warrant ati. attenipt to' bring
the guilty patties to justicv.
A year or two ago several barrels
of sugar and other articles were takon
from the depot lit Poinaria. Tho
railroad sont a detectivo there, who
it is said, recovered some of the
articles, but no prosecution followed
and nothing more was heard of this.
The last robbery was on ;-th Feb.
rnary of this year, when tho store
of Mr. D. Hipp was entered and
robb.d. Ho secured the services of
Mr. H. W. Holloway, a dotoctive, wh, 1o
appeared in the neighborhood as an
agent for a houso for enlarging pic
tures. Ho was also a good hunter
and was soon or.e of the )oys. As a
result of his investigations soveral
loads of goods were receivedl and the
arrest of the defendants now on trial
TI'he ones arrested so far are J as.
A. Risor~ and( his t hree sons, Albert
F., Joel W., aind Willi(', andti his son
in- law, Jno. IBickley. There are also
under arrest thri-eo ne'groes chargod
with the samie offeniso: .Deyillius
Baker, Dave Tritylor anid S;imnon Tay
lor. In all of the casos tr-no bills
have been returned.
Inoterest ini t he canse was niot only
confined to the male population but
whenoi the court opened WVednesday
morning at bevy of pr-etty girlIs sat
within the bar to witnesp the legal
b)attle which was to be fought in the
COUNSEL iN TilE CAsE.
Solicitor Sense is aissisted in the
prosenftion - of the caises by John
stone & Wolch. Th'le dlefendants aro0
rep)resenited by Hunt & Hiunt and
J. Y. (Cilbrea th who are light ing
every intch of ground ably for their
cljints. In facet it is a httrd fought
bait tle on hot hi sidos.
As wats stated Tuesday the case
waIs called Tiuosday aft ernioon.
The Solicitor caile 1t1Ihee
against Jas. A. Bisor, Alberi F. Riser
and Willie Hisor-. WVitniesses were
cal lod arnd the St arte an noncted ready
for triairl. Th'Ie defense called their
wit nosses and somne did niot answer.
They woro rnot readly. Maiterial
witnessus were absen t. Counsel
asked that in justice to them they
would like to have the caiso pult off
until Wodnosdav morning. Judge
Benet rofused the request. The;
the defendants asked for a continu
ance to the next term and submitted
an affidavit stating they had used
duo diligence and had been unable
to get several material witnesses pro
sent and that they did not fcol they
could go to trial without the presence
of Mr. David Hipp aid Mrs. Eliza.
both Riser. A battle royal ounsued
between counsel. Tho Stato was
willing to admit what it was claimed
Mrs. Riser would swear woro she
present, but would not admit what
it was claimed Mr. Hipp ,would
swear. Judge Bonot overruled 'ie
motion for continuance and the
prison;rs wore ordered arraigned and
the drawing of the jury began.
Tho defonso domanded that all
jurors bo sworn on their voir dire
and this was dono. The Stato had
five challengor, and the defense
Mr. R. 1). Smith was stood aside
as he had formed or expressed an
opition. Mr. J. W. Risor was also
stood aside as he is a brother to two
of the defondants and a son of the
The Stato objected to five, as fol
lows: J. A. Rikard, E. Leo Hayes,
Antino Bizhardt, V. Pope Davis,
and J. A. Mimnaugh.
The defeiiso objectod to sixteen,
as follows: W. T. Tarrant, J. W.
Dominiek, J. T. Donnis, N. T.
Hipp, Jas. 1H. Sense, E. L. Leavell,
V. H. Derrick, John C. Brooks, M.
L. Straus., W. G. Mayes, R. L.
Ringer, J. W. Kinard, J. P. Bowers,
J. A. Eddy, R. T. C. Hunter, and
L. W. Shealy.
THE JURY SELIECED
Is as follows: J. V. ). Johnson,
foreman; Geo. V. Long, Jacob W.
Crouch, D. M. Bodenibaugh, W. A.
Androws, Geo. F. Abrams, James M
Jones, J. S. StilwOll, J. C. Caldwell,
T. F. londrix, J. D. Boozer, P. J.
When the jury was cemploted the
court took a recess until Wednesday
morning. Judge Benot had Con
stables Taylor and Dominick sworn
and put in charge ot the jury, and
they were directed to keep guard
over tho jury and see that they did
n1ot communicate with any ono;to take
them to the hotel and guard thom
from and to their meals and at
night. Tbis,the Judge said, was done
for the protection of the jury as well
as for the interests of the cause. It
was a good thing. It is good for
the jury and will mako s-,re that no
influenco could be brought from any
source other t.han the evidence taken
on the stand.
Thei dlefonse asked that all wit
niesses not being exam~iined bo ex
eluded from the court room and the
Stato joined in the request. One on
each side was permitted to remain
wvith counsel. The State retained
IH. W. H-olloway and the defense
Wilbu~r C. lHipp.
J udge Benet t hen explained the
several counts ini the indictumont and
the caso0 procoeded to trial.
After moving in the court room in
front of tihe jury several bcxes of
various and1( sundlry articles of mrac
chandise, shoes, tobacco, harness and
flour the first, witness wa put on
lihe stand and the ex:unination b)egan.
All sorts of articles usually kept in a
country store were in the lot of goods
from circus so1'p and hairpins to
silk handkerchiefs andl horse collars.
The first witness puft on tihe stand
Ma. J. J, nIENTz
who is a clerk for Mr. D. Hipp and1
who wenit with the detective to idon
tif tihe goods found. After being
swornl he testified in substance as
Live in Newvberry County. Have
bieeni clerking for D). 1Hipp at Poma
ria since the 5t~h or bthl of Januiary
of this year. Jim-n Miller and Charlie
Counts were clerking for ipp)h also.
Myself and Miller still clerk for ip p.
R~iihard Hipp el' 1ps us sornotinies.
RememberIl)0 that wvo lost somte goods.
WVe miisd somo501 good4 t.hree weeks
before the last robbery. One pair of
bl an kets and one box of t obacco all
we missed att that time. Don't know
of any3thuing else at that time. We
knew t hese t hinugs were in stock and
none1( of us sold1 them.
Mr. Hunit objects that witness can
only ate what he knows of his own
knowledge and when ho says "we"
Tho Court.: Certainly tho witnesi
can only Stato what he saw and
knows of his own knowledge. Tht
Court thon explained to the witnesw
'that if he would only tell what hi
know and saw it would save objec
tionsx and timO.
E1xamination resumed: The paii
o' blankets are a kind wO do no
keep in stock and this pair was
special order. Had no others excopt
cheaper blankets. We had only oic
box of tobacco like the box that wai
missing. Those things wore missin
about three weeks beforo tho last
The first intimation that wehad 01
tho last ro *,ery was on Movday
morning when Jim Sotzlor came in
the storo with four buggy whips,
throo in a bunch and one loose, on
which we found the cost mark of 1).
Hipp, and they were liko some we
hand in stock. Iad riot sold any.
Wa'is at Pomaria Saturday night in
our room. Closed the storo about
sundown. Don't remember whc
closed the door.
After the buggy whips were
brought inl wo bemin to look around
and found a good niuny things gone.
Good doall of tobacco, 2 boxes, "Geor.
gin Cracker"and"Bull of tho Voods,"
stackedl up Sitnurday and gono Mon
day, and two pi(,e, of boxes in
shelves also geno. Some cigars we
had staclked in Wednesday-1 boxes,
100 in box-"Pure Food ,'" also gone.
Singlo barnOld b-erachi loader and
some shells. Lot of she 1111d pair
of boots lap robe, sovoral pairs of
blankets, wholo valued at about $75.
Missed bolt of blue flannel. It was
on lower shelf near the imioney draw
(r. P.pt it there myself. Somo had
been cut off. Mlissed bolt red flannoJ
and lot of shoes and shirts, whito,
gauzo and wool shirts. A lot, oi
empty shoo boxes and shirt boxes
woro left on the shelvos. Pants goods
and ono pair pants that had beer
plit inl show ease. Mr. Hatton
brought this pair of pants back and
we put them in show caso. Don't
remember if they wero in show case
that Saturday. Missed valise or twc
and two leather collars.
At this point thOe boxes of goods
that had been opened wore exhibitec
to witness and ho began identifying
the different articles as having Mr.
Hipp's private cost mark onl them
and stating whero they had boon
One leather collir. Had one like
it in store, Mr. Holloway found it ill
Mr. Jim Hiser's barn. Had only one
like that on Saturday. Value $2.00.
Found Oe like ot hers wO had at Mr.
Jno. Bickley's and before we got to
Trial Justice it was gone again. It
was in Mr. Bickley's buggy when we
started. Found lap robo in Mr. J.
A. Riser's m(eat house. Remember
it was black on outside. Found
SOve1a1l piecos cloth in Mr. Jim
1Riser's house,. Silk handkerchiefs
oxamimed and- identified with Hipp's
cost mark. They' woro found in box
in Willie Riser's room in Jas. A.
Riser's honse. Somne not identifled
but altogether there were seome ten
or twelve and were worth about 75
cents apiecco. A lot of cravats and a
box of shirts found in same b)ox in
same room Iulentified1 with ILipp's
cost mark. Cravats, a pair of shoes,
blox of knives, bottle bay rum, box (1
white shirts and negligee shirt iden
tified with Hipp's cost mark. A coal.,
dlon't know except we have coats in
stock like it. Bolt bleaching, shirts
not marked. More shirts found,
somo1 found in WVillie Riser's trunk
in J. A. Riser's houso. Mere shirts
wvith D. Hlipp's mark ini same b)ox arnd
room ; unla'underod( shirts. One pail
pants11 with H[ipp's mark and eight
pair wvith no miark. Two more pairs
with no mark. Coat and vest, no
mark, but have goods like vest in
stock. Bolt jeans, belt dlress goods
worth 90 cents a yard. A shirt with
D. Hipp's mark. Nine pairs of suis
pondlers, none worn, but with nio
marks. We have same susp)enders
ina stock. B3olt of flannel. Missed
some1 like that. IHad it near money
dirawor and no other picco around.
Lot h andkorch ie fy. Box cenffs-]
pair's now culfs with D. Hipp)'s mark.
12 pairs cufis never- beenl used. Box
now collars (17). Ten gauzo shuirts,
2 pai s enlis, (I boxes spool cotton, iS
lalck anid one wvhite, 12 sp)ools mi
box. Seven buunches hair p)ins, -4
tooth brushes, 2 mnemorandunm books,
3i sets tablespoons, handkerchiefs and
a1 ves0t wit 1 n marks. Worsted diress
goods wvi1 h D. IHipp's cost mark, a
piece of bolt, about 25 or 30 yards.
Belt pan11t8 cloth. D)on't renmme
it. Lot shoes most of them found ini
J. A. R ises's house and seome ini meat
house. 12 piu shIoe., 12 pairs
boots, I par shoo.', 1 pair shoes in
Willio Riser's room in J. A. Riser's
house ando in meat house of J. A.
Riser. Mackintosh with D. Hlipp's
rmark-c--hildii'. Mr. Riser has rio
unimarried (laughter. Calico found
in Mr. Jim Ris.or's house, about J1U
yards. Blanikets on W illic Ri.ser's
bed. Canton flannel likea inn
handles. Paats goods liko bolt wo
had. Coat and vest and bluo flannel
i like we have in stock. Pair boots
like only oio pair wo had in stock
i and itirssod that Saturday night.
found in J. A. ilisor's room, white
printing on top had boon rubbed out.
Several cakes toap, 2 pairs pants
w;th D. Hipp's cost mark found in
box in Willie Riser's room.
Mr. Hunt objects to any goods bo
ing put in evidenco not identified as
The Court: If goods are found in
this house and put in evidenco it is
matter for the jury to determine
whether they have boon identified.
Valise was found in Willie Riser's
room, with D. Hipp's cost mark. Box
cigars and bottle medicine. We
handle cigars that look like these.
Lost four boxes; 100 in box. Some
of them found in Mr. J. A. Riser's
room in shoo box. Lot lye and
Circus asap like we handlti found in
Mr. Jim Risor's room. Pair pants
missed onti of show caso found in
trunk in Mr. J. A. Risor's house. Coat
and vest, no mark, but handled goods
like that. Things come from Mr. Jim
Riser's house. Six pairs socks in
trunk; pair gloves, knives and forks.
lot shoestrings and lead penci1. N1
marks, but handled goods liko them.
Twelvo sacks "Bllo Mondo" fiour
found in Mr. Jim Riser's meat house.
Box harness in Mr. Jim Riser's ment.
house. "D. 11. & Co." on one collar.
saddle girths; D. Hipp's mark on
one. Missed one pair buggy harness;
two pairs found in Jim Riser's meat
house, -,no pair in crocus sack, and
pair in box nailed up on box of
goods. Was with Holloway on the
search to identify the goods. Joo
Worts and Bascom Suber were also
along. Don't romemober selling any
of these goods to thesn parties. The
flour wo bought on 17th of lanuary.
Know didn't sell atiny nackintoshies.
Know didn't sell Willio Hiser 13
pairs pants found in his room in Jiml,
Risor's house. Did not sell lap rob
or leather collar.
This closed the examination of Mr.
Hentz by the State. Tho list of
goods is given in his testimony abovo
just as the articlos wero handed to
him to be identified. Wo givo horo
a list, found and mado out by Mr.
Hontz and which list he also used in
his examination. The soveral lists
are the goods said to have been found
in the possession of the part.ies now
under arrest and the goods are on
exhibition in the court room:
A. F. HISM.R.
19 Spools Cotton 2 pah-3 shoes
1 bunch fAhoe laces : pieces table daw
5 lead pencils asic
I pair gloves 2 pieces plaids
6 paira socks 3 pirs cills
6 table spoonls lady's milk hand
10 tea spoons kerchiefs
I set knives and 6 cravats
forks I table cloth
5 gauze shirts 1 pair palnts
I pair wollen sh irts 2 coats and vesui
neglhree sirts 61 cigars
2 lady's aaacin- 2 books
-I .. 'D .-- k-tiveravat
1 pmrblaket paorkps
a ~~~~ 2 coats and ves ktsIbtleay'un
3 neiee shirns 61 cig~ars
I a y'sc cin- Ild' ac
13 pir bankts Ipi'cf utn
2 pairs blapnes 1cllrbto
9 gaueesh asimero ~akae ctl
1 spieaslrd I)da'
7 bundes har 2sadedirh
6 pieces p cot-,1tonac
20 pirs pantfs Ipartel
17 ceas nd vestrh le
Slaundere shirts Ica
12 pundls shoair biairil
20 pair hs I euheffsIra
1 launee shn 0 ad hirt in
5crd shirsrits tita
12 sie lu anr- 0yrdbla
I sut. loths 1 yars bespoon
12 saks lur' aset kniesc and
12 boxes ly bpt.tle baynt rum I
2 sets bugg ha ndckerchiefs
2 bloks tbacc gentlems san'
(natual laf) pady's watchs
I he l)l~C5 pirl cf buton
I large bowl I clare bplteor'nii
5 rarl hscrpi
~ IL C' tiels 2 palkas cttl
:i shoe's pair shoes
I p ' c sii ct u pai toe s
I Pe(~ ileLOiligI ladkpearc hi
chiefs 1 s ehigcr sir
2hpairos soe a ttoa asca
111 isc as followe
iee Ca tnt contlalayl-e
Amnely 1$yasod asdo
f1a' piece (blu ed smelan-efo
)2 boxes & o,2yerend4o
mOnthis and then wont ba<.k on farm
and run littlo store. Good many
litt.!o country stortis in and around
us. Quit 1). Hipp & Co., last Jan
uary 3 yours ago and went back this
year. Mr. Hatton discharged me.
I didn't take f ho goods I only
went along with Mr. lolloway to
identify goods. Holloway and \Verts
had the warrants. Took blankkt oil
tho LOs and Somlio clothes. Saw
Holloway, Subor and Werts tako
goods. Took goods oin Saturday.
Put inl wagon and went to Magis
trato Ellisor's. Wont by Pomaria.
Stopped Orn. Wagon wats in big
road and waS not drivvi to back door
of storo. Stoppod in front, lular sido
of house. Don't know how long it
rema1Iined ill Poimaria. I wits at din
noer whon wagon camio and it loft
theeP after 3o'clock. Somrehod housO
about 12 o'clock.
Witiess eliro gavo Mr. Iripp's cost
mark. Wa-i cost mark whon I worked
thoro 5) years (ago. Don't kuiow how
long it was b01:n use'd. Don't. inow
how long o1r stock llhad blln rv
duced to on( collar but oil Saturday
of robbery wo had only ono Hiko this.
I had booen inl store jllst it illotith
w%-hen robbery took plico. Not vin
tirely familiar with stock of goods.
Nover Sol Albert Riser any goods
At this point tho court took 1rewess
for dinner. At. tho aftornoon svssion
tho erius examilliltion1 of Mr. lintz
Was0 resuiOd by Mr. Hunt:
lisor's i, ahott 2 mih-s fi-m Po
mnarilt and Elle:ior's abouit 3 or 4t
milos. Don't' know how it was goods
wvro taken by iPomariia. From I?i
twr'ts to Ellesor's don't klow how
far. It may be littlo further arOtlilul
by Pomlaria. Dol.'t know how much.
Found two boxes goods on Sat ri1day.
Woro piced ill box whln wo found
theml. Found ot her propmrt-y 1 could
not identify ats liipp'i pr(qper1ty anld
it Was tfiloknl. C"Ilid oil s) Say we had
goods liko it'. ('olld not. s ar ihat
aill tho panits. shlos aind cloth takenl,
it ono timo belonged to I). Hipp.
Would not Iwearl l0t. I did not vel
Riser ani Ilour. Don't rmiinber
selling Wkillio any, know I did not
Soil him ,) s(ck-. )i(d 8011 Joo (n1e
Sack. Wien 1 wa r1uiling storo
and bought inl gnanities did buy
articles cheapor. Wont in storo
about 0 o'clock Saturday night, got
soio cigars and ellim(o right, out. Met
Loyd oitsido about postoflico and ho
wvent in storo wit h 111. Think ho (ot
knife. Paid for kiifo myself. Jin1,
Millor was with in utintiI about 10
o'clock. Nobody olso about storo
that night. Never sold Albert R isor
box sweet appl1 tobacco. Nevor
Sold R isers but very little.
On Sunday morning after they
Woro1 irr'osted had communication
with Willio Riser. Ho said somei
thing about Bakeor had boon over to
Hot him about a womanl. I told himl-I
I did not waNt, hill to it) toll it but if
it would do him any good to tvll it.
I never salw anybody it storo 11111t.
night. Did not. 1ell - Willio i6i0r
tha-t horo was another person in stor
wVithl 1m1 that ighit.
Red(ire(ct exam1ina(t ion b)y Solicitor
Our storo0 with my fat her wVas
Oooed aboult 2 yoars a fteor I was
dischalrged from D.. ipp & Co.
'The b(ox with goods found ml Mr'.
J. A. RiAser's 1bonso was5 ni~led up
and1( the val iso ini 1t. box with 'loths
W hon boots8 wer' p)icked "lp I told
H-ollowayi~ that wvas No. 7 boots8 b0
foreo I sa1w it.
.1. P. mmIL:nl
was iIext Swoi'n for ih State a nu
testilied as follows:
ClIeriked for' I1lipp Jainary and1(
Fecbruuary, 180'.8. Famniliar u with good s.
Been Ithier' (1 year1s. Missed1( goodIs
about11 7th Februarii iy. Tlobacc1o0, pair11
blankouts, pir pan( (ts, loather.1 collar11
D)o 1not know wheore collar11 was( found.
Wa'hs nlot withI thum whon goods wore
found. Recogiz pant111s becauso Mr.
1Hat1tonl orderedo s it, for h1imnsel!f and3(
801(1 me coaIt aInd v'est, and 110 kept.
the panIlts, but briought theml back
and theoy were pto, in show case0.
Then'r Mr a. 'tIiller1 was akedI to
idenut ify a numllber of atticle as(1 wats
Conl nuot toll ho0w stor w' s enJi (
ter'd Iexcep'~t t hero waIs (crtc on ('I
stirs. Only oie scrat ch'. All win
dows up and1( (O dow sta(ir 'Swere' cl')sed .
D)oor wvas loel. I ron 1bars ar1oundt(
from ouitsidei. It was in(ttendedt' for
firei (escape. IIt was w~indow by wlh
C1ross exainedIlf( by' \Ir. Unint:
ileen c'lerini(g for' Mr*. Iip 6''l
years ('. Hav sold 511 goods1- to II beso
have beon t rading with HIipp. Yes,
aIll of thoem bought. some1 go')ls.
-I saicks "'Iel! :lftade"' ioonr in Jan(u.
ary. Winldow wasx bolted fr'omi (nt.
sid0 01n Monday just like it wa~ onl
Satulrday. Mr. 11 lp 8said hei Ithought
that waIs th only(1) d o plac hey coould
havo unottn ~in nJid no0t 800 -I
paco whero they could havo brokon
Could not say t.bat any or these
goods woro thero on Saturdny, but
know thoy woro theri a day or two
Never ran a conmissary. It is
gotting to ho a fact that a good mny
peoplo (10 rtll Coumllinsitsaries. Do not
klow whether or not the Risers ran
COMllissary. Nover heiard of it.
Never saw them haul any goodu from
dopot, only what thoy bought iliorv.
Had not gone over stock in 10 daiys.
Storo door nover loft opt.i all night.
Passed thoro one Suildiy Ov0ning
aibott dark ond saw bacek door opm,.
Did not shut door and so far as I
know it remained cpnn all night.. It
was 1). 111pp & Co., then. I was
sleeping in stoi- at that timleo. Wo
mllovod out about tho Iliddlo of Jan
uairy and we do not. go in thoro m0uchi
nlow. Charlin Counts and l Cl,trneo
lli(drivk slept. in storo lst fitl.
lh.n't- know whthelr thevy haId olter
peoplo inl storo with thvim or nol.
Rvdir,ct .Xlmi i Iitilon by MN r.
Nover lioaird of the Risers Iaiing
uawaity goo(1 from dopot m1arked D.
Hlipp. Th1m cost mark is put Onl
aifter we got goodli ilk s*oro.
M r. 11111ton had clhIarg of Ihe stol)
when I H-1w (door opon. I wIls afraid
to go baek IId lock it. Solno onlo
:.mmo ont of theo baivck door kind I,n.
A her ran i betwloonl tho two Slores
whilo I wils tiro that. Slivnda vvli.
ing. Did kt-t, know t lIeII. Ws
afraid thoro would h someio ono hurt
mno if I went, back to look t.ho d(or.
111180 people who broko ill.
Thleso good1s-blanke(t , lap robeI,
Rhovs, Oe., wer ionugit after that
1oor VaIS sel(I1 o th Sunda yMC
Novolr sa silk biaherchierfs, l)
robes, WI.50 bllkets ind suc-h( goo4ds
inl at commlissatry, and mlover hrdof
tho Itisers runing a (onuissary
anIld I hby nIIeverI bough ainly goods
from lipp for it.
11. W. HOL.O WAY.
The privato dotoctivoe wi.As itext
sworn and listiied as fol!ows:
I ami at priviito dotect ive. A 1:m .tt1
ploymd in this caso. iveoiVId a Iet
ter directod to my father. Wroto
Mr. Hi1p) mlysolf. H1o (on11o to Co.
lnbia and I went to hotol to seo
him an( hoa em1ployed me to co. 1111
to look after the robbery. . valmo (t)
Pomaria onl Thursday, 211 h Febri.
ary, ats it pictillrollont. l'aold'o<l ilroiud
POmlIriat 011 ThIrSdI' 1I4al onl Vri<IbR
Sworo out tho warrads against. the,
pIIIt iPS and w0ent Oilt on "ltt ailav to
Inuoa t ho Smarcl. \ 'Is a(ccolm )tIlied
by doo Wvr,mIlillgistrate's conlstile,
and Mr. 1l1litz to identify good]s. As
wo drovo to Ih bonso Albort Ri Ir
llot us anld I tohll l1n11 I had walrantI
to 4011.Ch ho1UsO. H0 1001d 'ur
prisel and said tloro woro noe of
the goods in thero that belonged to
). .1ipp. I told hdill that wo woild
go inl at any rato and look tllrough.
WO weit ill his Ioom1 first, aind found
nothing buit a fow clars. WXIt 0on
iun hiis miot hor's roonm. Fomiad sov
oral ends of boxes ini t.her ith l x ).
Ilipp~l's mark oni and1( t hey climred
1h0s0 wer0 picked0( up afteor being
thriowni alway. Then~ we f'oundu bIox
A. IH iser's room1 5(11( fonundl soil o clot h -
and1( a pair11 of 1bnot 5. OL(oe aIt a1 coa5t
and saido it 11ad( boon worn. Ml r. J im
Il i 1r thlena cimou ini rooml an d saidI ho
d1Idnl't careo what wo t,ook just so wo
dIidnu't 15ak( anyin'Iliug hoI 5( lui ouIght
and8 paIid for.
Wo thon wvent, Uip stairs in ii iroomi.
Sa(w hole ini wall and1( crawled in it. and1
oni coililig over puiazza found a pair' of
bi lnkets anid shloes. 'Then askedl('( for
Williu's room to be4 openeod. 'IlThere
wars rio key and( I weint th rolgh Ii.lln
soml -(11d open'ed dhoor fromi iniside.
F'ound1( in t hero 5) or' Oh pair 1pants,
coait and1( vest haniginig On wall and11
severalt hand korchlie fs ini coat poc(ket
anid a big box and 1an1othear b ox funll
of goodls and( t.wo or thr leO panirs of
shoes IItll une the bed.
Then found trunkIh and1( as t her'
waIs no0 key) forcedl I lie lock. Wie
foundt ini this shil I'., collars anrd c('s.8
Albert asked me1 to tikti thew tronik
heo wVould exphuiin barr'l wvhy lit didi
riot, wanit it op)enod~. I told him hle
knewo~ tho-e wetre i-tolen goods in th
I wvoihl fomc. th loek. IIl. 11bnit ted
thast somei (of thlem wei'e sholeni and1
lie x phsiied that he was fix ing to
runl( awlay n1od1 getI marandi#o and1 did
not51 want tIheId.k ('one w Iit. ai le
hadn bought and Ipahl for.
W\o then11 sear'chied t) mJt. honse
anud found thie flouir. Mrt. lter said
lit)bought 11ho fl'Aur and1 said lh ord
pr1i vatoe buisiness of hiis own. I'oiud
iln inot) hous1e box wvith hiarnessi'8I 1 ad
hap robho and1( shoos nadedOl uip.
lolunrd hioi's collarIs inl c'A'rnrib. Also)
one0 se't c115a) lal'ne(ss. A ko se'l l'e.li'd
ill cot toii 8s(1 and1( found abhout It)
ke'ga powd'r. AllberI saidI it wasn ot
prlopertl'y. Fou)nr( box ralisitis abioult
!i futl in tr,unik, oi box~ wats S & C.o.
lonnd on( Oil dn0a1rah t '1i'vals heinnlh
and 40 yards unbleiacli homespun
anid lot of soap, and in Albort's room
f,und the cigars.
I OponId trunk inlysolf fit magii
tratv's ofice. 'I'ho box had overy
thing in it. when wo found it in Wil.
ho R isor's room that it had in it this
o10r1ning. Albert's tirunk was not in
his roomn but in diniiig rooni. Found
wmo ol' tho shovs in J. A. Rimer's
roomn and som1o in Willio's room amd
soilt, inl smiioko houls'. Blan11ket th-it
cto ouit of teittlo holoN was dirty on
bottomll linld clia oin top shiowing
it hf ad lieoi reventily t brown i,i there.
CrosS OxaMi,1 ti >I by1 Mr. I[ut.:
Born in (eorgia. Ievi in Co.
lumbio last. 18 yours. List year or
so colinneted with privito detectivo
agen(y. 13efore this wils 18 mon011thA
Stalt- conlstablo anld before that in
rail ad shops. Ili this caso I am to g.t
$2.00 it day aid xepnses. No im,ro
hifrl-aater wvin or lo.-w. Ofim, up1 on
ThI'r I Sd&y. Wnrriant i Friday. Ar
rwsts on )ait u rdfya. Sercl; war
ranit. directed g"ods to ho tiiknoi
to Magis(rato Ellesor's. Wout by
Pomliiria to get diiller. Tht goods
w1' I not Out of illy presice l110i
thanl onm bour. Saw Joel Iiser i
Pollnaria onl mlorning.' of Heconid
searich. Preiimiinlary was had on
Wediesday. D4ef1-undant1s woro not
i1nd1er boldiI but. appearel on Wod.
nPSdaly lit. houir fixvd.
1e dilr4et. by l'. 1oh1nSOtno.
\V lwni goids wvt'e (1pen111ed at , MIag.
ist rat' Ilesmr's t1w' smie goods wero
inl tho b)xvs thit w14 found in tlei
At. te conilusi(n of ti (xamina
ion of f his u it livss; tIto coirt took a
recess unitil Thursday morning.
'rH: JUItY AI.wl:n TO (0 )oMIF.
Judt, Boet, afte consultation
wi (II oilsel oin I both sid"s revokoA
bis order puit ig Ohe jury ill custody
Of Ihe Scirilf. This he did ht sildil
evaii-- iiost of thlt, jury wer0 aICUs
tolld to out door vXivise anld siomilo
h:ld ommet ic fit is at home which ho
suipptw(I is1bed their attention lud
bl did 1im1t emr., 1) ke.p them con
lim-1d unlss it wvro absolu1tey n1
COS'atlIV. IIt chalirgi'd tlte jury not to
pmrmit. any onw to diiuss the easo
inl ihir preenenli or to them. For
theiml n1ot. to talk 11olit it evenl to
iveibers of t heir own family.
'T11bo C,mri asseiniblod Thursdy
morn1*11ilng. at 10 o'clot.k. Ti Stato
coinltiiIId its lestilioliy.
.1. F. Mu.r:N, rOcalliod.
Fxaminield by Wvlch: ll rooii wo
Slept wvre voulpl liuiforims for Pom.l
ariii Uilln companyv. Albert Bi.swr is
miiein1ber nild so is WV illit, Riser. Donl't
rerneinlber wV1e,1tier teir un11iforins
W0*e inl there. Alim, 1i1idl 11atlon's
Ho thwn eXpl1in1v(I how wiliflow to
lire esllpo was fixeiil. Bilt t lit held
it was loose, so tlht you CoUbl nn1i
screw it with your Y inger, so that, wo
(u01111d get uti ' i ti.vre were firo.
ubo miscredvvI froi outside, as
tOrn) wor, brokniil panim.
Cross- exatiied bly .'lr. Ilut:
Was inside wh'len I saw thle tap1 un-i
loosed. WViindow is 1-l or I15 feet olT
lI o-ditreet: I1)oor down~~ iit airs coul d
atlso (ex plinedr' liowv t hie wiiiilows woro(
fixed as to) thle store of I). II ippi.
ii. w. iiol.tway, recalled.
Sawv Al bert lIiser Saiturday113 night,
4t,h Marchi. C'aume to miy rooml anid
asked forI piivauto4 (oiversat5ii arid111(
while we were) taling abIoul.t ihis affair,
W. T1. ltli camle to dtor and4 ]Biker
asked himi to leavi'. II at tonl objeted
iil i lIcameI ilt d sald "T'lhere 11iro
Ithinigs you kniow 1111(1 1 know 10nd
that1 I don't11 wanit youli to tell unile'ss I
atin jireseit.'' TJiis was1 after Btiser
wasi iirrest ei andt go ods found(. 1jto
Illsidto liiv ~e (,iiversaitionl with him
JNto. A. sUM)l.'lJ1, Jia.,
Was clls1ed11 ma l onildX and examied
for I he Staite:
Quit clerklinig for 1). 1 ipp last day
of I .W)i. 1 had(1 been clerking for
him for i yearis4. Wais genieral clerk.
Ito then pro iScteeded to idtitIfy
goo ls andI tell aibout D). 11 ipp's cost
iiutrk. On one pa1 llir shoes4' hit idet'i
lied a drop) of tllow. Never sold
dle4endantsl goodits ini ths 1115 i nanitit ies.
Cro)-s e'x.iniiied byv Mrt. lluntt:
noit potist lier. II ad onily orde'redt
goodts since dissoluiti'on. Tlhat took
pla cO abt! llt hist oif A ugust, 1897.
D)id out hatv ebiarge (if the44books.
I bl use of mem'iiorandomiii as aniy et her
haid bieei thore loinger than 1 1had(.
At 11ha1 timei4 11h( clerks were .Johii
Conits, Clarence 8intilrick aind mv.
self. UJp to dissolu t ion Jias. Fi. Mil.
terl no4 011o b11u t ir. lIn Miller's
ab seuioX Cunits anid Bitnd rick sta id
in t hero somie of the time. (Gn
eranl ly thbat was coiisidered thlei r
lteeping ri~ oomi. Only3 tw~o p)i'ces4, f
ti hnk, with 1). Ifiplp's no0w mark on
t hem am onv tho gm. )dt bero. On