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GARRETT DIES IX
f ELECTRIC CHAIR
**KiIl Me Quick, and Don't Hur* Me j
Any More Than You Can Help."
His Last Request,
Columbia, July 14.?For the murder
on May 18 of Aaron Campbell, his sonar>H
t w Pamobell. the father
of Aaron, in Lee county, M. L. Gar-!
rett, who had served terms on the
chain gang in his county and in the
State penitentiary, was this morning
electrocuted at the State prison in the
presence of some thirty-five witnesses.
In the crowd were several citizens of
the neighborhood where the crimes
vere committed. A brother Aaron
Campbell was present to witness the
legal atonement for the deed prompted
by jealous rage, which resulted in
death of his brother and father.
Garrett, who, during the period of
"his onnfinement at the penitentiary,
has apparently faced death with the
greatest fear, this morning walked into
the death chamber and sat in the
chair with splendid composure, though
it was evident in the low tones that
he used that he felt deeply the awful
seriousness of the moment. His last
request was: "Kill me quick and don't
hurt me any more than you can help."
The Straps Adjusted.
At 11:30 the witnesses to the electrocution
gathered in the death house
and two minutes later the doomed i
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mail was led into tne room, ne was
neatly dressed and limped painfully on
one leg, the result of an old injury.
The death warrant had earlier been
read. His trousers were ripped to '
the knee to allow the clamp to be
placed around his leg, and all that
remained to be done was to adjust the
straps and throw the switch which
sends the powerful current through
the body of the condemned.
Tho straps were auickly placed and
Col. D. J. Griffith, superintendent of!
the penitentiary, gave Garrett oppor- j
tunity to make a final statement, j
"Don't hurt me any more than possi-1
tie," he began, and told of having j
talked with the preachers. 'Tare
prayed all I could," he said, but expressed
no belief that he would be
saved. __He asked that his body be
sent to Sumter for burial and ended
his brief farewell by repeating his request
that he be quickly killed,
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justed the helmet of copper and at i
11.37 o'clock gave the signal to Guard
J. C. Robbins to throw the switch that
sent 1,900 volts of electricity through
Garrett's body. At the end of a minute
the current was turned off and an
examination of the body by physicians
followed. Death was pronounced by
Dr. J. T. Jennings at 11.41.
Garrett's deed was prompted by a
fierce jealously. Hatred for the man
-marripri his daughter caused him
to go to ier home and the double killing
resulted. Garrett then forced his
daughter to accompany him to the
woods nearby, where he stayed in hiding
for several days. Blood-hounds
from the penitentiary trailed the man
and finally led to his place of hiding,
where he was captured without bloodshed.
Seemed to Have bo Friends.
'Hendersonville, S. C., July 14.?
"It seems that M. L. Garrett, who
-was electrocuted in Columbia today,
had not a friend in the world," said
Governor Blease. The governor said
that no living soul had spoken a word
in behalf of Garrett. The only letter
Governor Blease received in reference
to Garrett was one asking permission
to witness the electrocution.
Daniels Says Government Can Save
$140 on Every Ton.
Washington, July 14.?iXaval . experts
figures showing that a government
armor plate factory, costing $S,466,000
would save $140 a ton on armor,
or more than a million dollars
net a year, were submitted to congress i
todav bv Secretarv Daniels. The se- !
cretary's report was sent in response !
to a senate resolution, and supple- i
mented previous statements issued by j
him advocating a government owned
Millions can be saved either by aperating
a government plant, or by
compelling competition among the
private manufacturers, Mr. Daniels
declared. Therefore, he asked congress
to make a full, thorough, and
early investigation of the cost of an
'irmor plate factory, and the cost of
manufacturing armor plate in factories
owned by concerns dependent
upon government patronage.
Present Flan Contracts.
Reviewing the situation in his report,
the secretary said the accepted
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[ Carnegie and Mid vale plants should
"be given the armor vork at practically
their own prices. "This step having
been taken," he said, "it clearly
follows that the manufacturers ..them
selves, convinced that one-third of
the wcrk is coming to them without
much reference to the price they may
bid, have not overlooked the advantage
of putting bids practically of the
same figure and at the same rate.
They have argued that should one of
them put in a bid much lower than
the others, the only result would be
that the other two firms would have
to come down in their price to that of
the lowest bidder in the eventual distribution
of the work."
ECHO LEXINGTON BANK CRASH.
Jndge Shipp Readers Opinion in
Interesting Case.?In Favor in
Lexington, July \4.?One of the
most important decisions rendered in
the courts of this county in many
years has just been handed down by
Judge S. W. G. Shipp, of Florence, in
favor of the defendant in the case of
Sarai C. Eleazer and her husband, H.
H. Eleazer, plaintiffs, against Frank
Shealy, clerk of the court of common
pleas and general sessions for
Lexington county, and special referee,
defendant. This was an action brought
by Mr. and Mrs. Eleazer arising out of
the sale of certain lands belonging to
the estate of John P. Bouknight. deceased,
in which the clerk of court
sold the property under an order of
court for a division among several
heirs. The land was bid off by Walter
Looney for the price of $440, and
thereafter Looney transferred his bid
to Sarah C. Eleazer for $500 and au- j
thorized the clerk of court to make j
title to Mrs. Eleazer. The sale was j
made on the first Monday in February,
1912. On February the 21st, following,
H. H. Eleazor, husband of
Sarah C. Eleazer, acting for her, came
to Lexington and presented to the
clerk of court a check on the Lexington
Savings bank for $600 drawn by
one Riddle, with the request that the
clerk then and there make title to the
property in favor of his wife, Mrs.
Sarah C. Eleazer, and at the same
time requesting the clerk to accept
the $600 check and give to him
(Eleazer) a check for $100, the difference
between the bid and the amount
nf thp "Riririle rheck. This the clerk re
fused to do, stating to Mr. Eeazer at
the time, according to the evidence,
that he (the clerk) knew bis own I
check was good, while he was not
sure about the other man's.
Wanted Cash Only.
The clerk requested Mr. Eleazer to
step across the street to the Lexing1?
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from the court .house, get the $600
check cashed and bring back 10 him
(the clerk) the $500 in money. Mr.
Eleazer went out of the clerk's office,
so the testimony goes, and returned a
short while afterwards with a
cashier's check drawn by the Lexington
Savings bank for the amount of
$500 and presented the same to the
clerk of court. The clerk still refused
to recognize the check for the reason,
he stated, that the Lexington
Savings bank was then in bad circumstances
and ihat nothing but the I
money would go at his office. Mr.;
Eleazer went out of the clerk's office,
carrying a check with him. Returning
a second time he again pre- i
sented the cashier's check to the
clerk of court in payment of the bid
on the land. The clerk again refused
to comply with Mr. Eleazer's request
and did not execute the deed of
the property in question. Finally an
agreement was reached between Mr. i
Eleazer and the clerk of court to the
effect that the clerk of court would
keep the check and use every' effort i
he could to collect it at the bank.
Clerk Shealy testified at the hear- j
ing that he carried the check to the
Lexington Savings bank and present-1
ed it for collection on the same after-,
noon, the 21st of February. He was
unable, .however, to get the check
cashed, the teller requesting Mr. Shealy
to hold the check for a day or two;
that sufficient funds would then be on
hani to ray it. A few days later, the
clerk testified, he carried the check
to the bank a second time for collec- j
tion and was unable to get the i
In the meantime, the clerk said, he
addressed several letters to H. H.
EJeazer at Chapin, South Carolina, but
he declared tl at he was unable to receive
an answer. I? addition to addressing
the letters to Mr. Eleazer, the
clerk testified that he communicated
with the teieclrone operator in an effort
to get in ccnnoction with Mr.
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the 23rd day of March, 1912, about a |
month after Mr. Eleazer tendered the
check to the clerk of court, the Lexington
Savings bank closed its doors
and went into the hands of a receiver.
The petitioners set out in their complaint
that the clerk of court accepted
the $500 check in full payment for
the bid of the property and gave them
a receipt for said sum. They alleged
that no letter was received from the
clerk of court until the 27th of March,
four days after the bank had failed.
It was set out also that the clerk had
a reasonable time in w.hich to have
collected the check; and that his failure
to do so was due to his own negligence.
The clerk admitted at the hearing
that the land in question was sold on
a sales day in February, and that the
same was bid off by Walter Looney,
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wnose Diet was t.r<iiisit;ii eu lu oai an
Eleazer and that he was authorized to
make title therefor Sarah C. Eleazer.
The clirk of court admitted having
given H. M. Eleazer a receipt for the
$500, and he stated that at the time
the receipt was given, he told Mr.
Eleazer that the receipt was ssubject
to explanation and that as an accooimodation
to him and for the reason
that he bought on the ground, he
would possibly be in a better
position to collect the check
than Mr. Eleazer, who lived
many miles from the court house.
It was shown by the defendant
through a number of witnesses
who happened to be in the office
when Mr. Eleazer offered the
cashier's check, that the clerk would
not agree to execute the deed to the
I property until he realized upon the
check. In his opinion, which is in
favor of Clerk of Court Shealv, Judge
Shipp says in part:
Judge Sliipp's Opinion.
"If the clerk was negligent in his
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dealings with the checK, ana ii lis
| failed to collect it on account of his
want of diligence in presenting the
' check for payment, or if in the first
instance he received the check in payment,
then the loss would fail on the
clerk. If, however, "he clerk received
the check not in payment, or if he
used due diligence in collecting the
check or in presenting the check, then
the loss must fall on the Eleazers."
Concluding, Judge Shipp says: "I
know personally most of the witnesses
on behalf cf the defendant,
while I am unacquainted with most
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After considering all of the testimony
I am satisfied that Mr. Shealy recei ved
the check not on payment of the
money, but received it for the purpose
of collecting the check for petitioners,
and if collected, to apply it to the
purchase price of the land. I am,
therefore, satisfied from the testimony,
that the bank was in bad condition
at the time and that Mr. Shealy
made reasonably efforts to collect the
check and failed. He wrote several
letter s to petitioner. H. H. Eleazer, informing
him of his inability to
collect the check, notifying him
of his efforts to collect same. It
is true that the letters were
not sent to the correct postoffice
address of Mr. Eleazer ?.nd it
may be on that account t>hat Mr.
Eleazer had no notice. Still, Mr.
Shealy acted in good faith a:id the
fact that he wrote the letters and
endeaivored to notify Mr. Eleazer,
bear forcefully upon the question of
his diligence in reference to the check.
If the check was refused payment by
the bank in the .hands of Mr. Shealy,
/-in o/>finnnt rvf this omharmsspfl ron
! dition, I cannot see that Mr. Eleazer
would have met with greater success
had he himself been in the situation
and had attempted to collect the check
himself. I think that the check was
not paid because of the condition of
the bank and tha: the loss should not
fall upon the clerk of court."
This decision is all the more important
because of the fact that a
number of suits are likely to be
brought along similar lines in connection
with this famous hank failure.
l\he petitioners were represented by
D. W. Robinson, of Columbia, while
Clerk of Court Shealy was represented
by Messrs. Efird & Dreher, and Thurmond,
Timmerman & Callison, of Lexington.
SOLDIERS OF FORTUNE.
Famous Adventurers Who Hare Served
Under Flaes of Alien Countries.
Many famous soldi1 rs and adventurers
served under flags not their
turers served under flags not their
wno sanea unaer ine jjincn sianu- :
ard; Christopher Columbus, a Genoese,
who discovered a continent in
the name of Spain; Kosciusko and
Pulaski, polish patriots, who fought
for American independence, and Gordon,
who gained distinction in the
service of China?are conspicuous examples.
Disregarding the obscure periods of
the middle ages, when adventurers
scurried to and fro over all Europe,
one has only to study the bureaucracy
of Russia to find a potent example of
the highest type of soldier of fortune.
Russia, at her regeneration, needed
leaders of every kind?soldiers, statesmen,
bankers, organizers; and all
were brought in from t1^ outside. At
tbe ht-Im of state tiicir descendants
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STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA,
County of Newberry.
By C. C. Schumpert, Esquire, Probate
Whereas, P. B. Banks, Jr., and G. N.
Long hath made suit to me to grant
them Letters of'Administration of the
estate and effects of P. B. Banks
These are therefore to cite and admonish
all and singular the kindred
the creditors of the said P. B. Bangs,
and creditors of the said H. H. Folk,
deceased, that they be and appear before
me, in the Court of Probate, to
be held at Newberry, S. C., on July
12th, 1913, next after publication
thereof, at 11 o'clock in the forenoon,
to show cause, if any they have, why
the said administration should not be
Given und-er my hand, this 28th day
of June, Anno Domini, 1913.
C- C. Schumpert,
J. P. N. C.
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America w^s fi?.o;!ng for i-.r independence
there were needed many
foreigners to aid in military organization.
Baron Steuben, the Prussian;
Pulaski and Kosciusko, the Poles, and
Lafayette, the Frenchman, were the
most notable figures. Of all these it
can be said that they were fighting
for the cause of freedom, which was
also their own; but they were soldiers
of fortune, nevertheless.
Thre were many adventurers in
the Italian war for freedom, and Garibaldi
had been one himself, serving
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of the "Republic of Rio Grande," the
present Uruguay. Even when lie had i
attained the height of his fame he,
wiith his sons, served in the French
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there were Austrians, Russians and
many other foreigners, while in Spain
one has hut to consider the names of
certain statesmen of recent years to
see how many adventurers have served
to make the history of that country.
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a chief part in the wars of Chili. In
China the leaders have time and again
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but a short wfcile ago, it was
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There are many new things that
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