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DSPPICO VESo HASTY PETIT ION.
Judge memminger Reviews Gaffney
Murder Case-Scenes of Trage
dy Tividly Bcalled.
Colunlia, May 9.-"So the verdict'
vwas a right verdict and the sentence
folilcwinz therefrom being fixed by
law at life imprisonment, the ques
tion now is only, are all the attendant
facts and circumstances then and since
such as to call for the reduction of
the legal sentence?
"My heart may, ard does, bleed for
this young man, who so early in life
should have had such serious conse
quences follow in the wake or each:
rash act of his that fatal night and.
Thus writes Judge R. Withers
Iemminger, of Charleston, who does
not recommend a pardon at this time
for George Hasty, the noted Cherokee
prisoner, serving a life term for the
killing of Milan Bennett, an actor, at
Gaffney on December 15, 1905.
Governor Considering Papers.
Governor Blease has been consid
-ering the papers in the case, but he
has not yet reached a conclusion.
Judge Memminger, after setting out
that he has given the matter consicl
erable thought, gives a free expres-i
sion of his views, being deeply im
pressed with the appeal for clemency!
for George Hasty and says that no
doubt the letter from Editor Ed De
Camp, of the Gaffney Ledger, voices
the sentiment of the community that
Hasty has suffered enough and goes
into the merits of the petition.
"Yet, if :t be," writes Judge Mem
mijger, "so that one or both of 'these
young women had departed from the
Lines of proper and modest conduct
.and Hasty was encouraged to believe
that to be true and regulate his con
duct towards them accordingly, not!
reasonably anticipating hostile dem
onstration from their male compan
ions, those are, perhaps, matte
which may be taken into considera
tion upon an application for execu
Says Verdict Proper One.
"This point and that Hasty has!
-nade a good prisoner are all favor
able to the petitioner, but whatever
weight these considerations may havi.
(and without doubt they are weighty)
and however much I feel inclined to
.yield to them, I can not consistently
recommend to your excellency that
Hasty has as yet suffered sufficiently
to expiate, and as an example for, the
terrible tragedy, for the bringing~
about of which he was convicted and
in the cast of which he was the princi
"The view advanced in' the petitions
that' his trial was at a time when
public feeling was keen, is, in my
judgment, of no weight in this case,
because an examination of the record
shows that the verdict was inevitable
from the law and the evidence and a~
verdict otherwise would have been
contrary to the law and the evi
Voicing the sentiment given at the
opening of this article, Judge Mem
mlinger then says:
Chain of Wrong-Doing.
"His case has always appealed to
me as more a sequence of wrongs, all
leading up to the fatal end-murder;
at law; but not that premeditated
murder which demands the extreme
penalty and that the jury was right in
recommending to mercy. That he
should have mistaken the willingness
of the women-that he should have
chanced to get more liquor that morn
ing-to have the pistol in his pocket
-that that mere toy shouxld have pro
-duced a fatal wound in the body of
,each of those men, thickly clad. as
they were, hurriedly aimed as it was
surely such a chain of ill chances all
lea,ding to the death of these men in1
the prime of life, each full of the joy
of living, no doubt, and to have been
with in a few minutes more away on
their journey of joy, was never so
fatally linked before!
"And it often comes to me to think
that George Hasty, who no doubt had
been to their May that night, must
often have visions of the now dead
I>avidson in his :ollicking role of
'Old Sport Davie," arnd B"nnett, draw
ing out the tones oi his secoI2panying
-music-all joy, pleasure, harmo::y, in
nocent amusement for the multitude,
and the flash of the pistol-the look
.of cruel surprise upon their faces as
they staggered about inth.at dingy ho
tel hallway-a veritable shamble, that
~cold morning and thern agony and
bloody sweat, and silence and sudden
Not Safhiciently Punished.
"Five or six years is not enough im
pr=son1ment for the man who brought
about all this and who has been legal
jy and prope=rly convicted of murder
-of the ruthless and unnecessary
killing of one of the me u, tho'uth not
zo be tried for the kiliUng of the other,
Ni'r. Solicitor Otts states. ai. !!ere
Tore, even cosdrn th k!.n de
-i~nsibie, not to b.~ w'~ ~ l ~t ~a
"This :nan for the killir; of Nhn
he was convicted did no wrong. In
the mere resentment against injury
to property a man would remonstrat.
as he did; how much the more strong
ly as to the woman who was, at
least for the time being, under his
protecting carc. The mind must hark'
back to all of this as we view this
group. realizing that we have before
us the substance of the living, but
only the shadow of the dead.
"Hasty has indeed begun serving an
apprenticeship in going downward.
He is now serving one which may
some day bring him up again. I think
the time may come when he should
have another chance in life, but, in
my judgment, it is not yet; and the:
petitions should be refused."
Sease Makes no Recommend-ation.
Ex-Solicitor Sease writes:
"As all the evidene is atca:hed to
the petition I e no rrconmend:,
tion to make one way or th. other."
That Hasty will never be tried for
the killing of Davidson, the other ac-'
tor in the tragedy, is the st2-nent
made by Solicitor Otts.
Solicitor Otts writes:
"I never interfere in sent.c:,s .
pardons or commu.:ati j s aul23 t.2e
governor refers suh matters o me.
As to the other ind'raan: againA;
Hasty I will never try the cas, as
my witnesses can nic b' fouid. I
will not interfere in the matteT."
Before the Curtain.
Detroit Free Press.
"Did they call on the author of that
new play for a speech?"
"No; an apology."
ASSIGNEE'S SALE OF STOCK OF
JEWELRY, SILVERWARE, CUT!
..CLASS, ETC., AND FIXTURES.
Sealed bids are invited and will be
received by the undersigned for the
assigned stock of goods and fixtures
formerly belonging to Daniels & Wil
liamson at N,_wberry, S C. The stock
consists of jewelry, silverware, cutJ
glass and such other articles as are!
usually carried in a first class and up:
to date jewelry store. Inventory of
stock amounts to $7,199.99, (invocie
cost), of fixtures, $1,546.25 (appraised~
The stock is -high class and in ex-t
cellent condition and is the only ex
clusive, jewelry store in the city of
Purchaser can rent or lease the
store-room, which is centrally located:
.nemain business street ofth
The said saebdsmust beiled
with the undersigned on or before:
the 29th day cf May, 1911, at 12:
oclock, noon, anid accompanied by a
certified check for $200, payable to
the -,ndersigned, as an evidence of!
good faith. The right is reserved to
reject aniy and all bids.
In case the said stock of goods and1
fixtures be not sold for any reason o
reasons on the 29tn day of May, 191r
said stock and fixtures will be sold in
bulk in the store rooms lately occu-I
pied by the said Daniels & William
son on the 5th day of June, 1911, at
12 o'clock' noon at public auction, to
the 'highest bidder.
Terms of sale: Cash.
For any information in regard to
same or an inspection of the stock,
address Frank R. Hunter, Agent, New
berry, S. C.
F red. H. Dominick, Assignee.
Frank R. Hunter,
5-9-taw-St- Agent for Creditors.
NOTICE OF SPECIAL SCHOOL
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA,
COUNTY OF NEWBERRY.
In consideration of a sufficiently
signed petition from the voters and
freeholders of school district No. 14,!
known as Prosperity school district,
asking for an election to vote an ad
ditional two mills tax to be used for
school purposes in said district, the
election for t.ho said purpose above
named is hereby ordered to be held at
the town hall of said district, con
ducted by the trustees of the district
as managers, on the 16th day of May,
1911, beginning at 8 o'clock a. in., and
closing at 4 p. in., a registration certi-[
ficate and poll tax receipt being nec
essary to vote in this election. All!
voters favoring the tax will vote
"yes," against the tax "no."
J. S. Wheeler,
S. J. Derrick,
E. 0. Counts,
County Board of Educationr.
NOTICE OF FINAL SETTLEMENT.
Notice is hereby given that on the
16th day of May, 1911, at 11 o'clc3k1
a. m., in the office of the Probate1
Judge for Newberry county, S. C., I
will make a final settlement of the!
guardianship estates of George R.
Koon, Mattie Koon, Mary Koon and
David Koon, and immediately there
after apply for a final discharge as
MARY F. KOON,
April 14, 1911. Guardian.
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TATE OF SOUTH CAROLIEN A,
COUNTY OF NEWBERRY.J
Court of Common Pleas.
[da B. Lester, Plaintiff,
[ucile Lester Moore, Claude L.. Le~-'
ter, Newton R. Lester, C. Eugene
Lester, Louise M. Lester and Iea
trice E. Lester, Defendants.
n the above entitled action, passed
by Hon. R. C. Watts, presiding judge; e 1
.n the Eighth Judicial Circuit, dated Runal
A~pril 20, 1911, notice is hereby given
:hat all and singular the creditors of *, I
he estate of Newton R. Lester, de
eased, are hereby notified arid requir
ed to present their claims against
said estate, duly attested, to H. H. qPatent
Rikard, master for Newberry county,j oidw
n or before the 18th day of May, qPatente
1911. And said creditors are therein qStronge
restrained and enjoined from prose- qNew sty
uting their claims against said es- (Eeyf
tate in any other proceeding, or else-- qvey
where than in this proceeding. Said qPhaetor
order is now on file in thbe office of same I
the clerk of the court for Newberry oiur guw
H. H. RIKARD,
Master for Newberry County.
April 24, 1911. 4-25,3t-1taw
AUTO AND MOTORCYCLE NOTICE.
Autoists and motorcyclists are
warned that unless more attention is a P0S8W C
paid to the ordinance relating toAg
speed and the turning of corners, the
city council will be compelled to adopt RC
and to enforce a much stricter ordi- Rock
nance than the pres.nt one.! It is notSU
desired to impose a hardship upon uO
them, but the public must be protect- N
ed from danger.Ne
By order of council.
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hereby notified and ordered to work cleansing:
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