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M. L. Garrett Kills Son-in
law and Latter's Father.
AFTER LONG SEARCH
Garrett had just Finished Serving a
Term of Two Years in the Fonlten
tlary for Having Illicit Relations
with his Daughter?Jealousy Bottom
of this Trouble.
Bishopville. May 18.?John H.
Campbell and Aaron Campbell, his
son, were killed today by M. L. Gar
rett, since Friday the father-in-law
of Aaron Campbell. After firing three
fatal shots Garrett dragged his daugh
ter, 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 on
ly eight 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
Late tonight the hunted man Is
surrounded by posses, aggregating
probably li>0 men. The line is slow
ly 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 fa
ther and escaped. She was arrested
by Sheriff Robert Muldrow of Lee
county, who Is on the scene, and
was brought to the Bishopville jail
by E. N. Austin, Bishopville Chief of
Will Fight to Death.
Acording to the girl, her father
has announced his determination not
to be captured alive. He is said to
be heavily armed, having the gun
with which the two Campbells were
killed and a revolver with v. stick 'Hied
with ammunition. .
It is believed that the hunt has
been suspended until daybreak when
it will be resumed. With Garrett de
termined not to be taken alive and
the sheriff's posses no less determine
od to bring him from the swamp, the
Lee county citizens tonight were sur
rounding the little space of swamp
that separates the fugitive from his
pursuers and waiting for the light of
Garrett was released from the pen
itentiary at Columbia July 16, 1912,
after serving two years for the un
speakable 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.
Garrett lives at Dalzell, some 16 or
37 miles away.
A Morbid Jealousy.
Only the bare details of the shock
ing affair have reached this town, al
though many have gone from here to
the scone of the double killing and
the ensuing man hunt. It is believed
that the tragedy Is the result of the
marriage Friday of Aaron Campbell
and the daughter who had been abus
-ed by Garrett.
Garrett Is said to have gone to the
Carmpbell home about 1 o'clock this
afternoon and finding the elder
Campbell on the veranda shot and
killed him. Entering the house, ho
found Aaron Campbell and his young
wife. Then Garrett, It Is said, shot
his son-in-law to death, and, catching
his daughter by the hair, dragged her
to the swamp hardly more than 100
The 1 -year-old bride-widow Is
said t? have declared that after the
double killing her father told her
his plan was to kill tho two Camp
hells, Bccure some money and leave
tho country with her.
As the news was circulated posse*
began to gamer and Sheriff Muldrom
went to the scene. For the chase dogs
wore secured from both the peniten
tiary and the State farm. So success
fully was the trail followed that the
daughter came from the swamp and
was arrested by tho sheriff. Garrett
refused to come out. As the girl Is
quoted an saying her father will not
/be taken alive. It Is believed that tho
FUNERAL OF CA FT. 31 IN TER.
Body Luid to Rest Jn the Laurons I
Cemetery Beneath a Grcut Hank of
Tho remains of Capt. J. R. Mlntcr,
who died at his home in this city last
Tuesday arternoon, were interred at
the Laurens cemetery Wednesday af
ternoon in the presence of a large as
semblage of friends and relatives.
Simple services had already been con
ducted at the First Presbyterian
church end only the very fewest words
were said beside the grave. The
grave was completely covered with
the floral tributes sent by friends of
the deceased citizen here and else
where, a number of wreaths being
sent from without the county The
services were conducted by his pastor,
Rev. (3. F. Rankin, assisted by Rev.
L. P. McGee.
BANKERS IN GREENWOOD.
Counties of Abbeville, Lnurens, New.
beri*y and Greenwood to Meet.
Representative bankers from Abbe
ville, Greenwood, Laurcns and New
berry counties will meet in Green
wood next Wednesday afternoon, this
being the first meeting of the district
divisions of the State Bankers Asso
ciation as outlined at the last meet
ing of the association. The local bank
ers are arranging a program for next
Wednesday's meeting.?Greenwood In
Ginnery at Trlnlty-Rtdgc.
The Trinity-Ridge Ginning and Mill
ing company Is the name of a corpora
tion recently granted a commission to
build a ginnery in the Trinity-Hidge
community. Messrs Ji A. llarney and
J. C. McGowan, both of Laurens, are
the petitioners. It is their intention to
build a modern ginnery plant with
four 70 saw gins. They expect to use
electric power from the Reedy River
power line which passes through that
section. The mill will be situated at
tho forks of the road adjacent to Mr.
.Jeff Davis. They expect to have the
ginnery ready for the coming season.
To Clean Cemetery.
Thursday, tho 22nd, has boon set
apart by t.ie people of the vicinity of
New Prospect church on which the
graveyard Will be cleaned. All hold
ers of plots are requested to be pres
ent and to nsslst in the work.
Contended for Medal.
At the recent Freshman oratorical
contest at Wofford college for the
medal offered by J. P. Gray, of Wood
ruff, two Lnurens boys took part and
acqulted themselves with credit, al
though they did not win the medal.
Otis Huff, with "An Eulogy on Jef
ferson Davis" as his subject, and E.
F. Moseley, with "The Heyward Trial"
as his subject, both participated in
the contest. The modal was won by
G. W. Palmer, of Anderson.
A protracted meeting will be held
at the Second Baptist church begin
ning next Sunday. The services will
bo conducted by the evangelist of the
Home Mission Board, Rev. J. E. Mc
Manaway. Rev. McManaway is a not
ed evangelist who has made a name
.'or himself in the evangelistic world.
The public is cordially invited to at
tend the services.
breaking of dawn will see him killed
Columbia, May 19.?After putting up
a lame flght, M. L. Garrett. the de
generate father, charged ^ith killing
two men in Lee county yesterday af
ternoon, surrendered early today to a
crowd of several hundred deputies,
who had kept a close watch on the
swamp In which ho was hiding all
night. Ho was placed In the I^ee
county jail at Blshopvllel and will be
tried at the next term of court.
The crime for which Garrett is
charged Is the most unusual In the
history of the State.
Yesterday afternoon he killed his
son-in-law, Aaron Campbell and his
son-in-law's father John H. Canipbell.
Following this he dragged his daugh
ter by her hair to a nearby swamp
where ho announced that he would
not bo taken alive.
The records at the penitentiary
here show that Garrett was released
last July after serving a sentence of
two years on the charge of living in
adultery with his daughter. Last
Friday young Campbell married his
WITH THE CORRESPONDENTS
What the People of Laurens County are Doing Worthy
of INote?Interesting Items About Those Things
Which Affect the Every Da> Life of a
Jones, May 19.?The Jones picnic
on last Thursday was thoroughly en
joyed by the immense audience who
honored us with their presence. The
exercises were opened with prayer
by Rev. Mr. Morris of Princeton and
Dr. Jones extended a cordial welcome
to all. The weather smiled upon us,
the exercises were splendid, the order
was perfect and charmingly eloquent.
Practical ind Instructive addresses
were delivered by Senator E. D. Smith
and Hon. Mehdal L. Smith. Hon. J.
F. Morrison, in hehalf of the patrons,
assured our teacher, Mrs. G. L. Gra
ham, that her faithful and efficient
services were greatly appreciated.
There was a splendid game of ball in
the afternoon between Waterloo and
Hodges which resulted 7 to 6 in fa
vor of Waterloo.
There was music throughout the
day by the Princeton brass band. In
behalf of the patrons and friends of
our school we mish to return our
sincere thanks to all who contributed
to the success and enjoyment of the
Rev. J. M. Dallas attended the Pres-1
byterian convention in Atlanta last I
We are very grateful to Supervisor!
Mc.Coinbs and .Mr. (!. B. Hlley for hav
ing put our roads in such good con-'
Misses Belle and Lillion Jones have
finished their schools in Calhoun and ;
Rich land counties and have returned
Mrs. G. W. Jenkins and Masters
William and Walter of Columbia, and
Mrs. E. E. Martin of Fatrfleld are vis
iting their parents, Dr. and Mrs. Jones.
Mr. Clifton Robertson of Augusta Is
on a visit to his mother.
Hon. J. W. Bowers, of Epworth,
Hon. M.-.I. Ashley, of Abbeville, Hon.
W. C. Irhy, of Laurens, Hon. J. H.
Wharton, of Waterloo, Drs. Kinand, of
Ninety Six, Owens, of Greenwood,'
Burton, of Anderson. Martin of ML
Olive and hundreds of other friends, I
honored us with their presence at the,
Hillside, May 19.?A paragraph ap
peared In the news from from this
place, last week, telling of the dyna
miting of the waters of Reedy River,
near here, by some young men of a
neighboring section. The names of
these young men arc being withheld
from the public at present.' Should
a Greenville County rural policeman
desire a list of names, the same will
bo furnished on application to the
two men of this section who saw them.
J. A. Peden was in Simpsonville
Thursday, visiting relatives.
Several boys and girls from Bnbb
town passed through Hillside Thurs
day, enroute to the picnic grounds of
Dunklln, where they enjoyed a day's
W. V. Tolllson was a business visi
tor to Fountain Inn, Thursday,
W. L. Thompson is able to be up
again after an illness of several
Edward Thompson was in Pelzer,
II. C. James of near Simpsonville, j
accompanied by Fred Pierson of Hun
tersvllle, were in our section Friday,
buying beef cattle for the Greenville
laiclan Woods of near Princeton is
the guest of his brother, James T.
There Is talk of organizing a base
ball team here. We hope that one
will he organized in the near future.
Mr. and Mrs. Milledge Melton, of
Dunklln, were the guests of Mrs.
Alice Tollison, Wednesday.
Rev. C. W. Davenport, of.Greenvllle,
preached at Hillside church, Sunday
night, his discourse being taken from
Matthew 22nd chapter. He chose as
his text: "What think ye of Christ"?
II. C. Nelson and wife, of Merna,
were visitors lu re. Sunday.
Born, to Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Hoi
combe, Saturday, a son.
Messrs. D. W. Thompson. F. L.
Weathers and G. W. Adair, were in
Fountain Inn, Saturday.
Several weeks ago there appeared
In the Hillside news of the AdvertiseV
a paragraph relative to the finding of
a very rare coin by one W. H. Thomp
son. Since that time it has been dis
covered that there Is an older coin in
this vicinity. This last coin bears the
same superscription as the one owned
by Mr. Thompson. It bears the fol
lowing superscription and date: "Rex
Qeorglus 111". On the reverse side it
has the word "Hibernia" and the date
"1781". Mr. Sam R. Robertson is the
possessor of this rare coin.
The writer has been offered a posi
tion in North Carolina at a very hand
some snlary and he will very probably
accept It and leave Hillside within a
few days. ,
He has tried to make Hillside fa
mous and has tried to do his duty to
ward Hillside and its people. He
wishes them well. He also wishes suc
cess to his co-workers on The Adver-"
Lisbon, May 20.?Tills vicinity was
visited with a severe storm of rain,
hail and wind yesterday. Much dam
age was done to growing crops, es
pecially corn, wheat and oats. The,
cotton was damaged whore it. was up,
though very little is r.p in this section
The farmers ar\ very much behind,
in their work on account of dry
weather, but this season will get them
bUsy. Tho cotton seed are very dam
aged and will not come up. Some arc
planting over, while others are ex
pecting to replant on account of
scarcity of seed.
Mr. Tom Holmes, of Washington, Is
spending a while with his parents,
Mr. and Mrs. H. It. Holmes.
Miss Kate Wright, of I.aureus, spent
last week with her cousin. Miss Sara
Miss McKensle and brother, of Ab
bevillOi spent last week with relatives
at this place.
Mrs. Mollle Teaguo, of Madden,
spent last Sunday with Mrs. .Milam,
as did ("apt. 15. H. l'asley of Cold
Miss Alma Garrctl has gone to her
home at Helton, to spend her vaca
tion. We are glad to state that Miss
Garrett has accepted our school again.
Mr. and Mrs. .1. T. A. Hallow spent
last Sunday at Madden, with Dr.
Langston and family.
Pine Illuff, May IS.?Mr. H. M, Tur
ner, who has been working at Ix>ck
hart. for several years is at bis fath
er's. Mr. W. P. Turner, on a visit be
fore going to his now place of busi
ness In Charlotte, N. C.
The picnic Friday was quite a
pleasant one?the day was spent in
fishing batteauing, driving, etc.,- The
dinner was delightful but we fear a
tiny bit. scarce. A large crowd of
men was present and not so very
many ladies but lots of children.
Pine Illuff ?ehool closing was much
ly enjoyed by the patrons of l o pu
pils and a good many young people
The teacher, Miss Shuman, deserves
praise for training the children as
well in so short a time.
Thero were three prizes given by
the. teacher and one by Mr. R. W.
The three by Miss Shuman were to
Ruth Whlteford, for best behavior, a
lovely pin. To I.Ida Turner for high
est average a lovely locket, with her
monogram am' P. B. G. S., engraved
on It. And to Alice Brown for neat
ness a lovely pin.
The one by Mr. Konzman was to the
boy who got the "most whippings"
during tho entire school term. There
was a tie between P. S. Campboll and
M. C. Hill so they drew straws and
R. S. won the prize--money for a
Miss Shuman surely did do her
duty ami wo are well pleased with her.
We hope to have her With us again
Mrs. Earnest Milling, nee Miss Bon
Brown after a weeks trip returned
homo last Saturday accompanied by
her husband who came over for the
Mr. Archie Milling and Master
Marlon Brown, of C.reenwod Wore
visitors of Mr. R. W. Crown and fam
ily Friday night.
Misses Cora and Lueilo R?hl of Mt.
Pleasant community called to boo
Mrs. Asa Roazman on their way to
Mrs. Ix)u Hill's last Friday evening.
(Continued on Page Eight.)
MEET HERE NEXT
Piedmont Denial Society Held Prollta
hie mid Enjoyable .Meeting at Spar
The Piedmont Dental society, which
held its quarterly meeting at Spartan
hurg Monday, decided upon Laurens
as its next meeting place. The meet
ing will be held in October when an
attractive program of entertainment
and study will bo provided by the
Laurens dentists. The meeting at
Spartanburg Monday was largely at
tended and the lectures were closely
listened to by the members. Dr. T. L.
Tlmrnerman and Dr. G. C. Albright
attended the meeting from Laurens
and worked hard to land the next
meeting for this city.
The Spartanburg Herald of Tues
day morning contained the following
paragraph in reference of Dr. Al
"Dr. Oeo. C. Albright, of Laurens,
the first president of the Piedmont
society, was an interested attendant
on the sessions yesterday. While here
he did some effective work among
the other attendants ami secured the
next meeting of the society for his
TO CO-OPERATE AT KINAHDS.
Xcwberry County Superintendent of
education Mould IniVC Kara I Graded
School a( hinards.
Reviewing the activities of the Now
berry county rural schools in The
Herald and News this week, County
Superintendent or ICducatlon R. H,
Hall had the following to sa\ about a
rural graded school at Kinarm;. Just
across the Laurens county line:
"I suggested to Superintendent
l'itts, of I.aureus, that we have a
joint meeting a: Kinards to take up
between the two counties the advisa
bility of establishing a rural graded
school in the Klndards district and if
arrangements could he made satisfac
torily to have ;i portion of Laurens in
cluded in the district. There are now
several children from the Lauren8
side enrolled in the Kinards school,
ana there Is a line opportunity to es
tablish a first-Class rural graded
school at Kinards. 1 hope within the
next two or three weeks to arrange
for a meeting with Mr. Pitts at Kin
ards to discuss the school situation.
BIO TIMES IX GREENVILLE.
"Made i:, Greenville Exposition" now
in Progress with Large Attendance.
Greenville, May iy.?The "Made-in
Greenville" exposition and the pure
Jfood and hoaltfh exposition opened
here today. Local merchants and
manufacturers have on exhibition
goods made in Greenville. The state
hoard of health has an instructive ex
hibit, regarding health conditions in
this section of the country. The mu
nicipal sanitation congress convenes
hero on Thursday. Sanitation experts
from all parts of the United States
will he present. More than .",000 visi
tors are expected in Greenville this
The seventh annual horse show of
the Greenville Horse Show association
will open her?! tomorrow. Horses from
every part of the BOUth are here for
exhibition, and the show promises to
eclipse all previous ones. The entry
list is far larger than ever before,
and the horses entered have competed
with the best In the south. The show
will contineu through Thursday.
Burial of Child.
The funeral services of William
Horace, the three year old son of Mr.
and Mrs. J. T Mahaffey, who died nt
their home in Sullivan Thursday ev
ening, were held yesterday at noon
in Rocky Creek Baptist Church, con
ducted by Rev. Mr. Jones of St. Caul's
Methodist, church. William was an
unusually bright little fellow and a
great pet In the household. He will
be sadly missed. The Interment was
In the* church cemetery. The little
grave was litterally covered with
beautiful flowers, tokens of loVo from
friends Of the family.?Greenville
Mis> Copchind to Graduate.
Among the graduates this year of
the Johnsion-Willis Sanitorium, of
Richmond. Vn.. will bo Miss Louise
Frances Copclond, of this county The
j graduating exercise* will take [dace
j on the evening of May 20th and will
I be followed by a dance In honor of
I the class.
NEWS OE THE WEEK
IN TOWN Of CLINTON
Are Near at Hand.
ON POPULAR PEOPLE
LmirPiiM County p.....!.. < or la ii union
will Meet In Clinton soon. Com
mencement at tho Presbyterian Col
lege to be Followed by that at the
Clinton, May 20 -The Laurens Coun
ty Presbyterlal Missionary union will
convene hero Thursday, May 22, in
the First Presbyterian church. \
very Interesting program has been
prepared, In which the leading fea
ture will be an address by the Row
Donald Richardson of the China mis
sion. Mrs. B. L. Hughes and Mrs.
Deal of Greenville will be spcci.il
guests. A picnic dinner will bo en
Joyed on the grounds, the ladles Hav
ing decided that this informal sty! > of
entertaining will afford all the dolo
gatOs and visitors and hostesses tho
hest opportunity for social Interming
Children's Ray at the Methodist
Sunday was Children's Day at the
Methodist church and a congregation
which taxed tho capacity of 'lie
church was in attendance.
Preparations for the program had
boon going on for some weeks an I a.
most Instructive and moving BCI '?
was tue result.
Commencements at Hand.
The graded school closing OXerciSOS
on Friday evening', May 30th, and
Tuesday morning, June llrd, will lead
off the three commencements. The
graded school exercises on Friday ?V
cning will consist or a miseellani ous
literary program presented by the
"Tlmrod Society". On Tuesday tuoril
ing the graduating exercises will hi*
held and Prof. J, I Clinkscnlos of.
Wofford will make tho commencement
The Presbyterian college nomtnotu.
ment begins with ttie hnccalauroato
sermon preached by the Itcv. II. .1.
Mills, Sunday morning June I Men
lay and Tuesday evenings are given
up to the literary societies. WodnoB
day morning the regular graduation
exercises are to be carried out. Prof.
Hand of the University will deliver tho
The following Friday evening the
Orphanage begins with tin? (dosing
exercises of the Mary Jacobs school.
Sunday morning the Rev. I). W. ?ran
nen delivers tho sermon. Monday the
W. P. Jacobs literary society will pre
sent a play. Tuesday evening will
be the regular graduation oxcrclse
Wednesday evening will he given ">
the annual school exhibition.
Miss Neville ?nd Mr. spratt Honored.
On Friday evening a number of
couples, special friends of Miss Tallu
lah Neville ami Mr. John Spratt, Join
ed in ,n moonlight picnic, to Grifllll
Woods. Tho occasion was in honor
of this popular couple, whose engage
ment was announced la t week
Mis. HUgh A ikon and Mrs. < K
Rankln of Laurens wore among I 0 ?
receiving at Mr::. Wright's and Mrs.
Martin's reception for Miss Neville
last Tuesday evonlng.
Clinton People at the Issemblj in
Clinton was represented at the Gen
oray Assembly. Dr. Jacobs had tho
distinction of offering the ope: ng
prayor at tho groat mooting on Thurs
day evening when four representative
Presbyterian bodtOSj met together
Dr. Roan is one of the represent
Uvea from Knoroo Presbytery.
The Rev. F. I). Jones also Is attend'
ing the assembly.
Miss Sallle BurgCSS is visiting rela
tives and enjoying tho great
Miss Mollle Man son Is visiting Ms
J, D. Jacobs during the assembly.
Clinton Visitors to the Winthrop
Among the Clintonians who attend
od the Old English pagonnl at Win
throp last week woie: Mrs. W lf
Shands. Mrs. W. A Shands. Mrs. V. S?,
Roan. Mrs, ?. A. CopOland, Mrs vV.
P.. Fair. Mrs. .1. I. Copeland. Miss?
Helen Rniley, l.ula Flnney, Amo Cope
land, Kate Shands. Kinmio Roh- 11
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