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THE CENTRAL TIMES.
DR. J. 11. DANIEL. Editor and Pr. prietor.
IHE FULLER TRIAL.
THE REMAINDER OF THE EVI
DENCEOF THE STATE
THE JUDGE'S CHARGE.
Miss Loula Steele, testified a 9 fol*
lows: I live on Munford street at
tl»e foot of Hsymoun'. lam a day.
filter of Mr. Sara Steele. I was
engaged to married to Fuller at
the time of tlie homicide. I never at i
onv time heard FullcV make anv
threat ot violence against Parker.
Miss Addie Chandler is a first cousin
of mine. One night (the oue spoken
of hv Miss '.'handler) Miss Chandler
had been to the Eoworth League, an 4
when she came back Fuller and mys
self were on the pinzza. Fuller said
he was going to aee Parker as a gen
tleman, and if he would apologize to
Miss Emma. This wa* on Thursday
night. It wa9 on Wednesday night
or Thursday probably that the
conversation about the piauo occured.
I don't know exactly what it was.
On cross examination Miss Loula
Steele said: "Miss Chandler wan
ted Fuller to try her piano, as he was
a good judge of them. Fuller said
he wauld see Parker as a gentleman,
lie was goitt-g to see Parker about
calling me a lie. Parker called me
a lie Monday night. My sister first
told me that Parker said I was a lie.
It was about what I had said thai my
sister said she had beta advised to
cut me with a razor. The bad said
■that if I held iier to let MissCL ;ndler
whip her she would cut me with the
razor. Fuller said that if she danced
around him with a razor he would
whip her. On the Monday night spo
ken 01* I went on the piazza where
Parker and sister were, and asked
him if he had called me a lie. He
asked me who toit me so, I told
him that was not answering rry ques*
tiou; tiis.t I wanted to know if he had
6aid so. He said 4 no.' I pointed
to my sister and said: 'There is my
author.' She said something to him
and he then said in a loud voice:
•Yes, I did call you one,' I turned
to mother and said : 4 That is wh:'.t
we get for letting such a low-down
tuan come to the house'. I don't
think I called him poor w'lite trash
I said that because I didn't think a
gentleman would call a laay a lie. I
didn't know much about Parker, but
I have heard it said he was a nice
young man. After this conversation
that night Fuller and myself went
down to my brother's on Hay street.
Fuller had the conversation with
Mis 9 Chandler late Thursday nigMt,
Hie day before the homicide. Fuller j
did not tell me he had waited for Par
ker for three hours. He said he did j
n't see him all day: that he b:id sat
on a piazza smoking but never saw
him, I did not say to either ray sis*
W or Miss Chandler anything ot tue
kind. -Fuller did not say it,' on the
Sunday after the homicide nor any
other time. I did not say in th*
presence of ray sister or Mrs. Smith
°r a«v one in answer to Emma, say*
in» 'he blasted my life,' that I beg*
him not to do it. I did not ex*
amine Fuller's pocket, nor did he
tura them wrong side out, in order
see if he had a pair of knuck9. I
never beard Fuller make any »hrea:s
a *xjut Parker. My sister and I did
IM * always get along well together.
1 didn't. want Parker to visit there
she didu't want Fuller to visit
there. I have not seen Fuller sin ca
lias been in jail. I have had two
notes irom him. I am now staying
51 my brother's. On Wedoesdav
M -gh. something was said about mar*
• 4 ln g me by Fuller. He offered Miss
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Addie a home, as she had always
been devoted to me. I don't remem
ber that he said he would marry in a
Eugene Watson was then examined
and testifi ;d as follows : "I recollect
seeing Fuller the early part of the
day of the homicide. He met me the
morning of the homicide. He told
me to have his gun cleaned up, and
to nave some shell loaded, as he had
an engagement to go hunting in the
afternoon after bulUbats, and said he
was then going down the street to
see a man from Seventy-first to find
out the best nlace to kill doves, as he
wanted to go after them the next day
H> asked for the gun he usually got."
(This was corroborative of Fuller.)
S. P. Overbaugh testified as fol
lows: "I recollect the night that Mr.
Bethel had a difficulty with a colored
man. Fuller, Vlr. Newberry and ray.
self and others went up the street
with Bethel, as we heard that the
colored man were going to attack
him. I told Fuller the next day that
the colored men had threatened him
and said they were going to set for
him and would get him. I saw Ful
ler about fifteen minutes after the
homicide. He was very bloody. I
did not examine his wounds, but
thought he was hurt prett}' bad."
On cross examination he said : "I
am a friend of Fuller, and told him
of the threats of the colored man. I
did not examine him to find out
where his wonnds were. I think the
Bethel fight was about one week be
fore the homicide probably Saturday
night." (This was to corroborate
Rev. A. J. McKelwav was next ex
amined and said : "I am a minister
of the Gospel. I am of the Pres*
bvterian Church. I saw Miss Loula
Steele and Miss Chandler the day af*
ter the homicide. I went to Mrs.
Steele's, as I hart been sent for. Miss
Loula was not in the room when I
first went. Miss Loula was weeping
very much. She seemed to be very
much Miss Chandler tried to com*
fort ber and said to her: "Never
mind, Mr. Fuller is a good man and
a Christian man. It will all come
out right.' I have known Mr. Fuller
a year. His character is good."
Crosi-examined. Mr. McKelway
said : "I have heard Mr. Novitzky,
say his character was good. I heard
Mr. George Mvrover, Capt. 3. C.
Rankin, Dr. J. W. McNeill and oth
ers say it was good. We were dis
cussing him. 'I his was in cannection
with Disjoining the church, which he
had done sometime before. I have
heard that Fuller was a bostful man,
but never heard that he was an un>
truthful man, or the the biggest liai
in Fayetteyille. I don't know the
general character of Miss Chandler,
I neyer saw her before that day. 1
have heard some discussion of il
since she testified. She does not be
long to my church. I have bcuii here
about two years."
On redirect examination he said
"Fuller joined my church about the
last Sunday in Macch 1893.'*
H. L Cook, the next witness, said
•I was sitting in iront of the bote
the night of the BetLal difficulty
happened. I think it was Satui Ja\
eight before the homicide. Fullei
went there with several others, I:
was said that the colored men woulc
attack Bethal on his way to his room
Fuller and others went with him
The general character of Miss Chan
dler. Miss Loula Steele and Mra
Steele is good."
Ex*sberilf R. W. Hardie was thei
examined, and said; **l know tti
geueral charactor of Emma lavlo
It is had, from general report."
I The witness is here which i
"PROVE ALL THINGS. AND HOLD FAST TO THAT WHICH IS GOOD.
the nearest way from her honse to
Mr. Rob Holland's on Dick street.
He says the nearest route is down
Ramsey and Green streets to the
market house, down Person and then
down Dick street. To go by the
railroad the way she says she thought
was the nearest way is about twice
as far. The witness said he knew
the general character of Fuller; that
it is good. He had known him from
On cross examination the witness
said : "I have not interested myself
in working up the case for the de*
fense. lam a warm personal friend
of Fuller and I have talked with his
counsel a good deal. 1 have not
heard of his being a rowdy, and, on
the contrary, the truth is that he had
a desire to be considered the wit of
the community, and is a uery kind*
hearted and harmless man, I think
a man who would cajry deadly weap*
sons is usually a coward."
Here Col. Argo asks the question
if the witness thinks a man who car*
ries a pair of knucks and pistol a
Mr. Battle objects on the ground
that the question is argumentative
and not gerraain to the question of
the general character of the defendant
and the court excludes it.
Col. John A. Perabertou was next
examined and said : "I live in Fay*
etteville. I came here in 1847. have
known Edward Jones Fuller since be
was a boy. His general character is
good. He bad been book-keeper for
me for ten years in my insurance bu
siness. I know that Fuller was in
the habit of carrying a pistol. He
has been in the habit of carrying a
pistol sisce he has been with me."
On cross examination he said: 4, 1
have never known him to carry
knucks. I have told him not to car*
ry a pistol, and he gave me his rea
sons for it. (Here the State offers to
ask again the question asked Sheriff
about what he thinks of a man who
carries a pistol and knucks.—Object
ted to and not urged.) 1 have beard
Mr, A. 11. Slocumb, Dr. H. W, Lillv
and others say h?s character is good.
I have not attempted to manufacture
sentiment or evidence for hitu and
neither have I contributed any money
for his defence. I am a special friend
of his." j
On re-direct examination he said :
44 1 saw Fuller the day of the homici
de before it ocourred. There was
nothing unusual in his manner or*
Robbie Dye, the next witness,
i said : "I made an engagement with
Fullar to go kuDting the day of the
homicide, in the afternoon. It was on
the day before that I made the en
Dr. H. W. Lilly, recalled by de*
fence, testified : 4 T have known Fill
ler all his life. His general character
is good. He borrowed a pistol from
me a short time before this occur*
A. H. Slocomb testified as follows:
•'I have known Fuller for a great
many years. His general character
in the main is good."
On cross-examination he said : ,4 I
mean by sayug in the main that he
I is a wag and it is not understojd by
people who don't know his peculiar
style of talking. He Has a lively im
agination wuen he wants to eutertain
people. Never knew of bis being a
; liar in any serious matter."
John Gill, colored, testified:
wa* standing in the door of tte brick
builtiug next above Mr. W aisjn s at
tlie time of the homicide. I could
s | and did Aee Fuller and Parker. There
■ w:vs no one between them and me. 1
sa* no woman, Codld have seen he»
» ll' ailii hid been there."
Oa cross examination he said : 44
saw Parker on top of Fuller beating
him and then saw the flash of a pistol.
I didn't go down there immediately
but did later when the crowd gather*
Z. B. Newton, the next witness :
,4 The general character of Mr. Fuller
On cross-examination he said: *'l
think his reputation was that he car*
ried a pistol; never heard of his car*
Col. Pembeiton, recalled, said : "I
was present the Saturday night the
difficulty happened between Mr.
Bethel and the colored man."
Dr. W. McDutfie, recalled, said:
"I treated Fuller's wounds with wa
ter and lotiou. That wa9 the proper
mode of treatment. I stuck a small
piece of plaster on his nose to hold
the parts together. Fuller's general
character is good."
On cross*examination he said that
defendant's nose was moshel by an
R. M. Ni mocks was the next wit
ness. and said that the general char,
acter of E. J. Fuller was good.
D. H. Ray testified that the gener
al character of Fuller was good
The defence here closed.
CLOSING TKSTIMOEY FOR THE STATE.
Chas, G. Cain, clerk of the court,
"I know Miss Addie Chandler and
saw her at my house on Sunday even
ing after the homicide. She had my
wife to call me in the parlor. She
said she wanted to tell me something.
She repeated to me in substance a
bout what she testified to me on the
stand. She said that Fuller told her
he was going to tell him what she
said and lots more than she had said.
She also said be said if he resented it
ke was going to slap him in th« face
and spit in hes face, and if he resent*
ed that he was going to shoot him or
kill him. she didn't exactly remember
which. She said she told him he
would be hung. Miss chandler's
character is good. 44
On cross-examination the witness :
"The general choracter or Miss
Loura Sieeie and Mrs, Steele is
good. Miss Emma Steele and Miss
Chandler stayed at my house after
the killing, and went to the funeral
from there on Sunday afternoon.
T. C. Vann. was then examin
ed and said.
"I saw Parker after be was killed, I
suppose about five minutes after he
was killed, while he was lying oo the
ground. He had a plain gold ring on
the little finger of his right hand.
W, W. Cole, then testified and
"The general ihiracter of Miss
Chandler is go >d, and on cross ex
amination he said the general charac
ter ot' Miss Loula Steele and Mrs
Steele was good.
J. M. Lamb then testified to the
good character of Mis 9 Chandler anil
on cross examination said the general
character of Miss loula Steele and
Mrs. Steele was good.
Miss Adiic Chandler, recalled, sajd
44 Iheard Miss Lanla say Thursday
night before the homicide on Friday
that Fuller watched lor Parker three
hours on that dav, and thai the cow.
ard either had bis dinner sent him or
jumped Mr. back fence.
' Fullar was not there at the time, but
han been tuat night. 4 *
| On cross-examination, Miss Chan
dler said :
"I remember Mr.Mckelway comitg
1 to tr.ehoese. I don't remember tell
-1 mg Mr. McKelway that Fuller was
a good man and a Christian and it
would come out all rigb;. I don't
deny it, but »imply s*y 1 doh'i re-
SI.OO Per Year, In Advance
Miß§ Emma Steele, recalled, said :
#, I heard Miss Loula, my aistersav
on Thursday nihgt that Fuller said
he had watched for him that day three
hours, and tbat the coward had his
dinoer aent him, or had climed Mr.
a lion s back fence. My sister was
in her bed room at the tjroe abe said
it. Miss Addie Chandler, my cousin,
was in the room at the time. Fuller
had gone. On Sunday afternoon, af
ter the funeral, I said in the presence
of' Mrs. Allie Smith,, that it had
blighted my life. My siater said:
•Oh, Emma, I begged him not to do
it; that I would hare done anything
to prevent it,' she spoke very loud."
On cross examination ahe said her
sister was very much distressed at
Needham Ingram testified as fol
'•1 live in Fayetteville. I knew
Parker eight years. I weighed Par
ker about ten days before he was
killed, and he weighed 155 pounds.
He was about 25 years old."
contiaued on seccond page.
Cross-examined, he said Parker was
a stout man, but was dyspeptic; that
he was a better roan physically than
Mrs. Alice Smith was next exanr
ined, and said;
"I am a teacher in the graded school
Know Misses Loula and Emma Steele.
I heard Miss Emma Steele say on sun
day afternoon after (be funeral of
Parker; 'This thing haa blighted my
life/ Miss Loula exclaimed; 'I
begged him not do it.'
On cross examination Miss Smi»h
said : "I am not on good terms with
Miss Loula Steele. I was friendly,
bat on account oi the way she treated
me am not now, I have not been
been sick. Have been able to attend
to my duties as a teacher. I some*
times use narcotics. Sometimes have
used laudanum, morphine, etc. Ido
now when lam sick and need it. I
did not write for the press anything
about the killing. I never wrote even
the resolution of a Sunday school in
regard to Parker's death. I am not
related to any of the pariiea.
On re-direct examination the State
paoposed ti ask if the resolutions ot
thii Sunday school were not 1 auditory
of Parker. Objected to by the defense
and excluded, as the defease had not
called it out.
[ EE J/»BEfcT.
L "ATTORNEY AT LAW.
DUNN, N. C.
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