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V0LU3TE LI j MUBEB 40. NEWBERRY, S. C^ TUESDAY, MAY 20, 1913. TWICE A WEEK, $1*50 A YEAR.
CLEMENCY EXTENDED j
BY GOVERNOR BLEASE
ACTIO IN SEVERAL CASES FOK
THE REASONS STATED.
Three >*egroes and One White Man
Get Freedom on Conditions?One
Pardoned For Witness.
Special to The Herald and News.
Columbia, May 18.?Governor Blease
last week extended clemency in tae
following cases, for the reasons stated:
Frank Stevenson, a young negro
ihnv. rnnvinteri in 1912 of netit lar- i
ceny, was pardoned to restore citi-.
zenship in order that he might testi- j
fy in a case pending before Magistrate
H. F. Buechel, in Richland county.
The fine in the former case had been
paid, and the pardon was urgently j
requested by the magistrate in order!
that Stevenson might be used as a
Ben Blakely, colored, convicted at i
the October, 1910, term of court for I
Laurens county, before Special Judge
J. H. Marion, of manslaughter, and
sentenced to serve two years, was
paroled during good behavior. The
petition was recommended by Solici- j
tor Cooper and the trial judge. The j
petition showed the killing was not;
intentional and was recommended by
Sheriff Owings, W. C. Winters, Dr.
H. E. Hughes and others.
Ganes Saxon, colored, convicted at
the March, 1907, term of court for i
Barnwell, of murder, with recommen- :
dation to mercy, and sentenced tto
thirty years' imprisonment, was paroled
during good behavior. Attorney
General Thos. H. Peeples stated that j
he had carefully examined the peti- ;
tion, and found the names of some of j
the most prominent white people in
the community signed to same; that j
he knew the negro, and felt that he I
had been punished sufficiently. The j
petition set out the manner of the
Killing, and a strong showing was
made upon the facts. A separate petition,
in addition to the strong petition
from the community, was presented
from the superintendent of the
penitentiary and other penitentiary officials.
W. K. Cole, white, convicted at the
May, 1913, term of court for Greenville,
of forgery and breach of trust
(two cases), and sentenced to one
Tear t"hrcw? mnnthc v i
was paroied during good behavior, i
Petition was signed by the sheriff, de-1
puty qheriff, probate judge, County
Commissioner Bramlett, clerk of
court, Dr. J. P. Carlisle, Magistrate
Samuel Stradley, Master J. W. Gray,
Magistrate J. L. Ballenger, Mayor i
Henry Briggs, Representative Scott,
and many others of the best people,
in Greenville. Judge I. W. Bowman,
who tried the case, said: "These cases
were tried before me, and the defendant
was found guilty. I imposed the
lightest sentence allowed by law.1
But inasmuch as the defendant seems !
to be in desperate health, it, in my
opinion, would be cruel to imprison1
him, so I sincerely request that your |
excellency pardon or parole the said
James McLure, colored, convicted at
the March, 1912, term of court for
Marion, of receiving stolen goods,
and sentenced to three years, was j
paroled during good behavior. Aj
strong petition, signed by W. D. Piatt, j
Hoyt McMillan,, R. L. Mace, James1
Norton, the Messrs. Huggins, Clerk of i
i Court Miles, and others, was presented,
asking that defendant be pardon- i
ed, and the following communication ;
was received from Senator Henry
Mullins: "I was present at the hear-'
ing of the case of the State vs. Jim 1
McLur-e, and it is my opinion that
the sentence was excessive and that
the defendant has served sufficient
time and been fully punished for the i
charge against him." The board of i
pardons recommended a parole after ;
two years' service.
Cruelty to Animals.
Cruelty to our domestic animals is j
jsvorpkpH in various ways. Want ot !
frod and water, ov- rworK, using the i
whip severely, badly fitting harness, j
r>r>d noer stables are some oi' the1
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ways in which our horses and inules
are abused. At a hitching ~ound in
the city a few days ago t?ere were
a dozen or more horses and mules
belonging to farmers. It was eviJ
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UtJUt lildl nut 111U1C luciii tn v vx uuv^/
had been liberally fed. Their appearance
did not indicate how much
they suffered for water. Now < that
the days are long and hot, plow animals
often suffer for want of water.
They are driven to th-e field early
and by 10 o'clock they are thirsty.
They should be watered morning
and afternoon. The water should
not only be abundant, but it should
be clean and pure. The horse is a
cleaner animal than many men. The
careless farmer will permit a collar
to hurt the shoulder and pay little
attention to it until it is a raw sore.
Such a horse owner should be Rocked
up and fed on a scanty allowance of
food a few days. The day has passed
when boys on the; farm each had his
own colt, which he cared for and^
trained and he was proud of its beau
ty and style when he began to ride it
to public places. They were companions.
Boys on the farm in this
day do not raise and pet colts except
in very few cases. Cow pastures
should have clear running water
and you may notice that the milk
cow, if well fed, will drink a consid- j
erable amount of water during the
night. The humane* owner will pro- !
vide for that. No one should have
the right to own cat, dog, pig or any
domestic animal without giving
proper care and attention to them.
There is a law to punish men who
are cruel to their animals, but it is
not often enforced. The work of
teaching people to be kind to their,
animals must begin with the childdren.
They will learn and remember
MR. ADAM K1BIEK DEAD.
Well Known Citizen of Si. Phillips
Section Passes Away Tbursday
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iur. juuxi Auam xviuxtr uieu m uia
bom-e near St. Philips on Thursday
afternoon at 5 o'clock after a brief illness
from his second stroke of paralysis,
and was buried at St. Philips on
Saturday at 11 o'clock, service by the
Rev. Y. von A. Riser. 1
Mr. Kibler was 79 years old. He
was a grand old Confederate Veteran,
a member of the James D. Nance
camp. In the war he served as a
cavalryman in the 26th regiment, and
as he served his country well in time
of war he served it well in time of
peace, as he was +?uly a Christian, j
Those who knew him all of their lives
knew him to be a pious man, always
regular at St. Philips and in other
He was once married, his wife being
formerly Miss Laura Eargle, daughter
of the late Jacob Sargle, of the Po- j
maria section, and he is survived by
her and the following children: James,
John and William Kibler, of the coun-1
ty; David Kibler, of Texas; Mrs. John
Harmon and Mrs. Ed. Shealy, of the |
county. He has one living sister, j
Mrs. Margaret Singley, of Jolly Street, |
and a large number of other relatives!
and a great host of friends.
News of Excelsior.
Excelsior, May 19.?We had a little,
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rain saiuraay dul slui ui\y neit: yvi. i
Some of our boys have been to Sa- !
luda river fishing and some to Parr
Mr. Elon Stone and Miss Chesley,
Kibl-er have been on a visit to relatives |
in Saluda county. j
Mr. H. S. E. Kibler and daughter,
Miss Era, of Newberry, have been on
a visit to Mr. J. A. C. Kibler's family
Mrs. J. S. Watts and children are
spending a week with relatives in |
The children's day exercise in
Wightman Chapel church, Prosperity,
Sunday afternoon was well attended
and interesting throughout.
Mr. Lee Singley, who has been sick !
for some time, died at his home in
Jolly Street section Friday afternoon.
The burial service was conducted Saturday
afternoon at his home by the
v *-nn a picpr atiri the burial !
was at Bachman Chapel cemetery.!
Mr. Singley lived a useful life and was
well known far and wide. Mr. Singley's
wife died about four w-e-ks ago.
THE SIMPLE LIFE
j WASHINGTON APPROVES OF WILSONS'
Weekly Events Are Decidedly Informal
And Score Big Hit With
Washington, May 18.?Washington
| society is beginning to 6ee and like
i tne simplicity ana iacs ui osieuLauuu
i which surrounds the home life of the
| Wilson family in the White House.
; In nothing is this more noticeable
[ than in the weekly garden parties
1 which are now being given on the
lawn just to th-e south of the execu'
tive mansion. There free America?
it might be said?meets for the hour
for you may find in Mrs. Wilson's
list of invited guests every kind of
free American citizen, high, low, big
and little, men and women, they are
With simplicity as the most import- '
ant element of these weekly gatherings
under the stately oaks that throw .
their magnificent shade across the -big
WThite House garden, spend an hour
there and see who you will meet.
First and foremost you may either
ride or walk as you may wish. You
may use your auto, call a taxi, travel
in a one-horse shay, pay your nickel
and use the car or walk, because it
makes not one bit of difference. You
will meet your friends doing either
or all. Some you thought would motor
prefer to walk and some who
migiht be thought to walk travel in
the big touring car. So there you
are, for the locomotion part. Just
travel any way you like.
Pass quickly through the "hat
| box"?that abomin?We place at forj
mal winter receptions?nod at the
! waiting negroes th?\ you have neither
overcoat nor hat to deposit, and
you are out under the stately oaks
and only a stone's throw from the
president and Mrs. Wilson and their
With the cordial and merry smile
with which the president meets his
visitors and the gracious reception
you get from Mrs. Wilson, you pass
on to mingle with free America for
the hour you have been invited. Now
there is no formality, go wherever
you please, listen to the music of
th-e marine band, watch the sparkling
waters from the White House fountain,
chat a little here and a little
there, then make your way over to
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V>ULCIC 1 Cll^OUlllCUlO XX CX ? ^ u^v^xx ^i. vy
vided. This is the routine for those
who have been fortunate enough to
receive the coveted bit of paste board
which bids them to the White House
for the hour.
But the real "feature of the occasoin?if
there is any one feature
above another?beyond the president
and his charming wife is the absolute
lack of conventionality in dress.
You may go in your business suit and
be entirely welcome. A light suit or
a dark one, a Panama hat or any
.other kind will do just as well. You
may wear the conventional stove-pipe
kind and the long tailed Prince Albert
and 4.t will make absolutely no
difference. You may be certain that
anything you may wish to wear will
be in taste so far as the men are
concerned. You will see workers
from the business offices, the house
members with the typical black slouch
^hat and long tailed coat, the senator,
with maybe more dignity but
just th-e same clothes, and the politician,
the cabinet member and the
newspaper man all there, talking and
jabbering away just like the members
of one big family. The men
may dress jusr any way they like
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W11C1I U1CJ tu L11COC aiJLUll o anU
tliere also any way they like. With
the ladi-es it is a little different, although
it can not be said that the
same degree of elaborateness prevails
as at the formal winter entertainments.
Th-ey are there with the
very prettiest of spring creations
helping to make time pass pleasantly,
i There is perhaps nothing that
brings the p- cple into closer contact
in an informal way and which t-ends
+ n moL-o thorn rpflliyp that thp iirpsi
aent and the members of his faraiJy j
are just like oth- r peorle after all j
than these garden parties. The band ,
DEALS DOUBLE DEATH
>1. L. GARRETT, AFTER BLOODLY
DEED, AT BAY IX SWAMP.
Kills Son-In-Law And Parent?Released
From Penitentiary After Sentence
Bishopville, May 18.?John H. Campbell
and Aaron Campbell, his son,
were killed today by M. L. Garrett,
since Friday the father-in-law of
Aaron Campbell. After firing the fatal
shots Garrett dragged his daughter, a
bride of three days, to the swamps a
few hundred yards away and there defies
the body of men that soon sought
his capture. Garrett only ?ight
months ago completed a term of two
years in the penitentiary after conviction
of a charge of having illicit relations
with his daughter, the girl that
figures in the double tragedy of today.
'j Late; tonight the hunted man is
surrounded bv Dosses, aeeresratinsi
probably 150 men. The net is slowly
tightening and as the hunters are
aided by bloodhounds from the State
penitentiary and the State farm his
capture seems certain. The dogs
picked up the trail this afternoon and
followed it until nightfall.
Garrett's daughter eluded her father
and escaped. She was arested
,by Sheriff Robert Muldrow of Lee
county, who is on the scene, and was
hrnncrVit tVio V.ichnnvi 11 p inil hv TT!
.X. Austin, Bishopville's chief of police.
Will Fight to Death.
According to the girl, her father
has announced his determination not
.to be captured alive. H-e is said to
be heavily armed, having the gun
with which the two Campbells were
killed and a revolver with a sack filled
It is believed that the hunt has
heen snsnendeJ until davbreak when
it will be resumed. With Garrett determined
nnt to be taken alive and
the sheriff's posses no less determined
to bring him from the swamp, the
Lee county citizens tonight were surrounding
the little space of swamp
that separates the fugitive from his
pursuers and waiting for the light of
Garrett was released from the penitentiary
at Columbia July 16, 1912,
after serving two years for the unspeakable
offense for which he was
convicted. Last Friday this daughter
and Aaron Campbell were married
and took up their abode at the home
of John H. Campbell on the Rose Hill
plantation, 13 miles from Bishopville.
Garre'ct lives at Dalzell, some 16 or
17 miles away.
A Morbid Jealousy.
Only the bar-e details of the shocking
affair have reached this town,
although many have gone from here
to the scene of the double killing and
the ensuing man hunt. It is believ-ed
that the tragedy is the result of the
marriage Friday of Aaron Campbell
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abused by Garrett.
Garrett is said to have gone to the
Campbell home about 1 o'clock this
afternoon and finding the elder
Campbell on the veranda shot and
killed him. Entering the house, he
found Aaron Campbell and his young
wife. Then Garrett, it is said, shot
his son-in-law to deatn and, catching
his daughter by the hair, dragged her
to the swamp hardly more than 100
The 18-year-old bride-widow is said
to have declared that after the double
killing her father told her his plan
was to kill the two Campbells, secure
some money and leave the country
As the news was circulated posses
began to gather and Sheriff Muldrow
went to the scene. For the chase
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aogs were seuuieu n um uwlu cn-c
itentiary and the State farm. So successfully
was the trail wollowed that
plays "America," the poeple shake
hands with each other and their
own president and they are glad that
they are Americans, this care-free
happy crowd. It is indeed something
worth se-~ing and more than that
worth thinking about, these lawn
pr.rtios undc r the stately oaks.
the daughter came from the swamp
and was arrested by the sheriff. Garret
refused to come out. As the girl
,is quoted as saying her father will not
be taken alive, it is believed that the
breaking of dawn will see him kill
ea or capuirea. j
SEYEX WOULD-BE GOYERSORS.
Though an "Off Year" Interest in
Race Waxes Warm.?Issues
Columbia*, May 17.?Those South
Carolinians who have expressed their
willingness to succeed to the seat 1
now held by Governor Cole. L. uiease ;
when his term expires are busy get
ting around among the voters and .
making themselves known. The mixing
has been something on the "gumshoe"
order, for this is an off year
and each candidate is conducting a
little campaign all his own. i
Richard I. Manning, of Sumter; M. (
L. Smith, of Camden, Speaker of the 1
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Lieutenant governor of the State; ]
John G. Richards, Jr., of Liberty Hill, ^
railroad commissioner; John G. Clinkscal-ss,
of Spartanburg, professor in ,
Wofford college; R. A. Cooper, of Lau- :
rens, solicitor of that circuit, and .
George R. Rembert, of Columbia, mem- .
ber of the house of representatives, ,
are among those who have so far an
nounced as Demg canaiuaies iui su?- i
ernor to be selected at the primaries
in 1914. There was another, Thos. H. .
Peeples, the attorney general, but he
withdrew after being out less than two
months, and announced that he would
seek re-election to his present office in
which he is serving his first term.
Seven Would-be Governors.
There are seven would-be governors
and the lists have not yet closed. It
Trriii ho. over n vear before time for
closing entries and it is known that
there are other Carolinians who
wouldn't object to sitting in the gubernatorial
chair. About the only certain
thing is that there will be a good many
and the race is an open one. Too early
to pick a favorite, but never has there
been better material to pick from. (
Richard I. Manning, who was formerly
State senator from the county <
of Sumter, has long been a prominent ;
member of the State democratic exe-1 ]
cutive committee, and was in the race
for governor in 1906, and ran in the j
second primary with M. F. Ansel, ofn
Greenville, who was^elected. M.
L. Smith, of Camden, a member i?
of the house of representatives, from 1
the county of Kershaw, is the present j
speaker of that body. He has filled
this office for several terms and is \ ]
well known throughout the State. He 1
has not made a race before for any (
State office. 1
C. A. Smith, of Timmonsville, the 1
present lieutenant governor of South 1 (
Carolina, is serving his second term in 1
that office, having been re-elected last (1
summer without opposition. Prior to j1
his elevation to the lieutenant governorship
he was a member of the lower '
hr?uFP, from Florence county. In 1910 ^
he defeated Mr. Duvall for lieutenant
governor by a good majority.
New in Politics.
John G. Richards, Jr., of Liberty Hill I ^
reelected a member cf the rail-! j
rrar] commission last summer, polling
a bier vote. He was appointed to this >
o^lco by Former Governor Ansel to fill
out the unexpired term of Mr. Sullivan, |
of Anderson. Mr. Richards saw several j ^
years' service in the house from Ker- ,
shaw county, and his name Is connsci-; 4
?d prominently with the repeal of the ! *
lien law. He was in the race for gov- | (
ernor in 1910.
John G. Clinkscales. professor in I j
Wofford college, is new to politics. He ! <
is well known throughout the State, i /
for h-e has been in Wofford college for 11
several years and has long bfen in demand
as a public speaker. Mr. Clink- !,,
scales is seeking election mainly on j
a state-wide compulsory school at- ^
low and it is recognized by ,
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all that this is going to be a live- issue }
in the next campaign.
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R. A. Cooper, or i>aureus. is suuuiw
of that circuit, which position he has
held for several years, being re-elect- <
ed for a four-year term last year with- ,
out opposition. .He has seen service in j
the hous-? as a member from Laurens ,
county, and is especially well known
-hr::;~'iout the gr-at voting up-coun
RICHARD HENRY AUSTIN
BELIEVED TO BE CAUGHT
BOB GARRETT, DOUBLE MURDEREE
IX LEE COUNTY ^AIL.
Infiti'n ttnntir>spH Tn Ro Tn .Tflntsnn.
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Special to The Herald and News. ^
Columbia, May 19.?Richard Henry
Austin, the Hampton Negro desperado,
is believed to be located in Jacksonville,
Fla. Reliable information is
to the effect that the police there nave
trapped a negro they believe to be
Austin, and an arrest is expected to
be made today.
Bob Garrett, who shot and killed
the Campbells, father and son, in Lee
county, has been captured, according
to reports reaching Columbia and is
in Bishopville jail.
George R. Rembert, of Columbia, is
sprvincr in fho hnnsp as a member
from Richland county, having been
r-e-elecced last summer in the- face of
3ne of the hardest battles in the history
of this county. He is the titular
leader of the Blease forces in the lower
Five of the candidates for governor,
viz: R. I. Manning.. M. L. Smith, C. A.
Smith, R. A. Cooper and G. R. Rembert,
are lawyers. John G. Richards
is a farmer and John G. Olinkscales is
Friends of Tillman.
Of the seven candidates two, John
G. Richards and R. I. Manning, are
warm friends of Senator Tillman. It
will be recalled that Mr. Manning was
running for governor in 1906, the issue
that year being the abolishment of the
old State dispensary, and Mr. Manning
was advocating an amended State dispensary,
that Senator Tillman endorsed
him. He was in the second race, but
was defeated by M. F. Ansel, who ran
on the local option and anti-State dispensary
platform. The present governor,
Cole L. Blease, was also in that
race, running on the dispensary platform.
Mr. Richards has long been "a warm
personal and political friend of Sena
tor Tillman and it is also recalled that
a. letter printed from the senior senitor
after the 1910 campaign stated
:hat Mr. Richards was his man.
Issues of Sext Campaign.
Besides compulsory education, it appears
at this rather far away time that
:he issues next summer will have to
lo with restricting the primary, and
ivhether the State legislature should
pass an act prohibiting the ordering
Df whiskey for personal use under the
u ? c ont The inherit
terms ui cue hcuu uy?,.
mce tax, tax on water powers, elec:ion
of judges by the people, the iniliative,
referendum and recall, are all
likely to play a part in the next campaign.
Many people expect to see John L.
McLaurin, of Bennettsville, former
United States senator and the present
number of the State senate from Marl
boro county, in the race for governor
in 1914. This is the coming talk in
political circles and one hears it expressed
It was told to this correspondent in
:he past few days that John Gary
Evans, of Spartanburg, may be in the
gubernatorial race in 19^4, too. He
succeeded Senator Tillman in the gov
?rnor's chair in 1895, and this political
Dbserv-er suggested that for the very
'eason that the next governor would
lave a good lead on any opponents for
Senator Tillman's seat just so former
jovernor Evans, knowing this, might
}e in the "uce next year.
While this is an "off" year, strictly
speaking, it is aD active one for the
rdividua.' candidates, and they are not
iuiling ?o irake the most of the op )orr;jT:lt'?-s
to iLfvt t1 e j^o^Ie an*
ningle with them.
Midsummer opening, Doesn't that
sound good? Reminds one of midsummer
dreaming. Well it is like a dream
:o see the pattern hats at the millinery
parlors of Miss Annie L. Smith & Co.
Midsummer opening on Wednesday
and Thursday. See ad.