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1 THE v PICKENS SENTINEbJo" MaH
Ciitcrrtl April 1?3< 1003 ?t I'lchi'im, s. f' tin Hotoliil 'li"> 111t < t < r, uiidiiri'uluimrrH of .tlnrrli 3.1870
39th Year PICKENS, 8. G., FEBRUARY 10, 1910. Number ' W
A Very Queer Case
A MAN WHO HAS SLEPT FOR SIXTEEN
Malady of a Wealthy North Carolinian,
W&o Went to Toledo to Mar
ry. Puzzles Doctots.
Physicians and detectives are i
mystified over the peculiar con-'
dition in which J. F. Smith- j
wick, a wealthy cotton mer-1
chant of South Creek, Beau
font county North Carolina, ha
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iciuaiucju iui l/WO weeKS HT> tn<
state hospital at Toledo, Ohio.
During his strange sleep, whici
began sixteen days ago, Smithwick
has not spoken over a doz
en words and at all times seem,
to he unconsious.
It was supposed when Smith
wick was found unconsious in
his room that ho was the victim
of ^as, a small gas jo!
above his head beinp; found partially
turned on. There is no
doubt in the minds of phvsicians
that Smtthwick's condition has*
been brought on by something j
besides gas. At no time has
the victim come into actual consciousness.
At times he opens
his eyes and watches the figures
in the room,shut does not speak.
Smith wick formed an acquaintance
with a Toledo girl
through an advertisement published
in a matrimonial paper.
After several week's correspondence
he came to Toledo and
r met his finance. According to
her statement they had planned
an early date for their marriage.
When he was found unconscious
in his room at the hotel
the police started an investigation
but the whole affair appears
as much a mystery as it
did the day he was found unconscious.
Smithwick is fed through a
tube and is given principally
liquids. He has not been removed
from tho hnsnifal if
is feared any movement mi^ht
prove fatal. The attending
physicians do not entertain
much hope- for his recovery.
And Smith wick remains sleeping.
When he will awake is as
deep a mystery as what caused
his relapse into the unconscious
state. Up to the present he has
slept just J384 hours.
Several nurses have been in
constant attendance working
under the direction of att
e n d i n g physicians, who
had charge of the victims
case. Many physicians, both
local and foreign, ha^e been
called in to see the patient, but
all go awav with tho shake of
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i?ntj uwiu?uiey are as puzzled
as tho rest.
Bost Kirkland, while in an intoxicated
condition, was run over
and killed in Aiken county
by an Aiken Augusta trollev car.
Bon Roland and John Miller,
whit.fi- irn in i-iil ?? ? T nvln^An
?V| w . ? JL?II *11 AJUAlll^lUIl
on the charge of firing into the
residence of John Head atSaxeJ
Itev. Murdoch Mclver Ferguson,
one of the oldest members
of the South Carolina conference,
is dead at his home in
Flint Filled Butter.
Butter that was sohl lo tho IOngKsh
working d??8cs of the Wftles was adulterated
with ground flink Tho ftlnt
stones were ground and muoipulMtod
Into n sobstance called "Kolwblo stttcn."
'Xbis dissolved In water formed a ftlff
JelJy, whlcb was mixed wkh the hot
tor, frc3b Knit nud- coloring matter being
ndded. The compound resembled
a very good looking dnhy made butter.
Hurgfs Jvlust' 8erya.
Lexington, Ky.?Beach IWyrgls must
ervo his aonWnce 6f life ltnprlHonrtiqjit
for tlie ipurder of hf* fatfiw,
Jbtries Hargifr tho fondled, aecjJrqtog
umiuou uy T.n*: IVQ&tiyky
ftbtirt of appeals atjffjmfcfort.
Hargrls Had asked fbr a rC'hfearTnf of
hit appeal to the Qourt
Qpfen4? leather? klilt Un?l?.
(Jw?ftnWo?d, Mlrg.?SVill TU?rp^a?, It
la said, interfered In a doe) bslween
bis father and an uncle and fatally
afoot his ynota, E. C. Komaine. l*he
youth aurrandered to the authorities.
The RoDrtalneR "are wealt&y plantar#,
living at GriAnwocl. ??% . 'i
Millions Enlist Under Banner
For Lower Food Prices.
BEEF BARONS DOOMED
nsi?i ?u?in8i nign hTice? is ueing
Waged With Vigor and Determination?Already
Its Effects Are Felt?
Beef Barons Capitulate.
Chicago.?The revolt against the
high prices of foodstuffs is nation-wide
Iti Its scope with millions of crusaders
enlisted under its banner. From the
Atlantic to the Pacific, from the gulf
to Canada, gfrim determination to
break the extortionate combinations
and corporations which by arbitrary
methods have raised the prices of al
must everyinmg edible has made or
the movement a huge melting pot in
which creeds, color, politics and social
status are fused into one great
Originating in the middle West, the
movement recognizes no section as its
center. North, South, East ar>d West
are equally in its grip. Perhaps the
most opposition it has encountered
came in the South, hut that was scottering
and occasional, while the enthusiasm
with which it was acclaimed in
the industrial centers, such as Birmingham,
more than off pet it.
Individual members of congress are
among the movement's staunchost
supporters, while President Taft, Car
oinai uiDbons aiul many others of national
prominence have expressed
their sympathy with it.
Although tho fight is not yet fully
under way, itR Influence is making iteolf
felt. The beef harems are reported
as curtailing (he buying of their
lfve stock to an extent that is flooding
the markets with cattle. Retail
Pri ces are showing materia", drops
everywhere and cold storage concerns,
particularly in New York, are
said to he almost ready to dump their
huge accumulations on the market
Way below present prices in their
anxiety to clean house before tho
mnnv thi-nnfm./..! ? i * ?
j Kmuu jury investigations
got under way.
From the foui points of llie coinpass
comes (he cry, "Down With
High Prices," and the wage earner
and the consumer in general stand to
win the fight.
FARMERS REBUKE PACKERS.
Missourians Agree to Withhold Produets
Nevada, Mo.?Three hundred farmess
at a meeting adopted a resolution
agreeing not to sell any cattle, hogs,
poultry, eggs or butter for CO days,
beginning February 1. Their action
a protest against the statements
of the large packing house Interests
that the farmer and stockman is reonnnoiViln
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iui 11IKU fll'lCCS or loodBtuJfS.
r? 1h Bald a letter will bo sent to
all the farmers' associations In the
United States requesting them to
withhold thulr pn/duets from the market.
MADE DARING ESCAPE.
Prisoner in Floyd County Jail Fools
Rome, Ga.?A bold escape was
mnde from the Floyd cornnty jail by
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da uiiuucii, it juiin>; wniie man.
Charged with assault with intent to
Two visitors worn an. wod In the
Jail to see another prisoner, while
Grlnnell wns in the corridor. The
prisoner donned a false moustache,
which he had in his possession,
chantflnp Ms appearance, knocked at
the door of the jail and boldly stepped
past the jailer as If he had been
one of tho visitors.
Robbers Chloroform Family.
\VoyoroBR, fSa.?Robbors, who flrat
chloroformed their victims, robbed J.
R. Campbell and his wife at their
homo in the country, near WaycroBB,
gotting $3f> in cash. The tnonoy had
been received by Mr. Cnniplioll in
payment for some property, and after
spending a pnrt of it he placed the
balance under a mattress of his bed.
lie knew nothing of the robbery until
the morning after; his trousers, with
(he handkerchief used in giving tho
chloroform wero found in the front ol
8torm In South Georgln,
viormne, <?i.?a severe hurrlcfiao,
?x<l-fonrth of ft mllo wide, iKisaefl ovor
thtH place and did conslde.Table damago
On the plantation of Warren
Winiams, near tho town, several
houses were deatrotyed. Tlie plantation
of L. M. Powell, n fow miles
northeast of the city, also suffore<l
considerable damage. Sovei'al persons
were reported Injured In tho
path ef the storm.
Zelaya Goes to Belgium.
"W 1 /??* - ? -
Mexico uity.- jone Zelaya, formerly
jwroqldent of Nicaragua, and who haa
Been fh Mexloo City slncn the last of
fyieemfeer, lofl ovor the Mexican railway
10c Vera Cru^, from which port
ho will ?*11 on PVbfruary 4 In a Spanish
stoamor for Bolglunx.
v Reduce Wheat Dirty.
Laredo, Tex.?Owing to the scarolty
of wheat the Mexican government
haa decided to reduoo tho duty on
t&at .oereal beginning with Felwoary,
Kenesaw M. Landis.
Fudge Before Whom the Meat Case
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Judge Kenesnw M. I.andls of the United
States district court for the north
ern district of Illinois, before whom
t lie govern incut suit against the inoni
| packets was brought. Is the.J>uist who
Imposed tlie $20,240,000 Que on 11u>
Standard Oil company.
MAGAZINES FIGHT RATE.
; Publishers Declare Postoffice Depart
ment Made Error of $60,000,000.
Washington.?That an error ol j
more than $00,000,000 was made by J
the postotlice department in its psti i
mate in the deficit of carrying second
viuoa n?cw. maviei, 10 tliaigCU Ull1
Association of American Magazine j
Some* 25 leading magazine publish '
ers appeared before the house com i
mittee on postofflces and post roads
and made strong arguments against
| the proposed raise in rates. A pam
: phlet entitled, "The Answer of the
Magazines," attraccd great attention.
| According to tills statement., (horn is
! not ft deficit In the postal department
j of $17,000,000 ns the department alleges,
but actually a surplus of more
than $10,000,000, when the specllic
loss on rural free delivery Is taken
"The department's figures of $f!1,000,000
loss on second class matter
Is wrong by over $60,000,000," it is
MAY BE A CANDinATP
I Editor John Temple Graves Said to
Have Eye On Congress Seat.
I Washington.-?Col. John Temple
; Graves, editor of the New York American,
one-time candidate for t!ie
United States senate from Georgia as
a Democrat, and subsequently a can!
didato for vice-president as a Hearst
Independent, may be a candidate for
i congress from New York city at the
next election, it is said.
If so, ho will oppose William S.
Bennett, a Republican, and will run
ns an independent Democrat.
Cohmel Craves is a native (Georgian
and a former Atlantian.
SHOT BY CAR THIEVES.
Special Officer Boyer, of Southern
Railway, Dies in Columbia.
Columbia, S. C.?Special Offienr
Samuel H. Iloyer, of the Southern
railway, who was shot through the
| lungs by one of three negro ear
thieves whom he surprised at their
work In the Uoyster yards, near Co'
lumbia, died in a local hospital.
ThroB suspects. Eugene Davis. Ben
Little and David Richardson, <ire
believed to have madr> their way into
North Carolina en route to the north
Rich Legacy Left To Church.
Eatonton, Ga.?Under the will ol
the late Mrs". Emmellno High Wright
Union Chapel church on the Kast
Putnam circuit, receives the home ol ;
Mrs. Wright and 100 acres of land j
adjoining. The church is one of the i
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inuuiuni ng wi iiiin.iiii. ii is near ino
celebrated old Tompkins inn, on tlie
old capital route. The membership
within recent years has been depleted |
by death and otherwise, and the fact i
that the church Is to be perpetuated i
as above staffed will be of interest to
Methodism throughout both t tie
county and state.
ShiDD Welcomed Homo
Chattanooga, Tenn.?With hands'
playing "IMxIe" and "Homo, Sweet .
Homo," Captain Joseph F. Shlpp was |
greoted hero by at least 10,000 of his
fellow citizens when he alighted from
the train that bore him to his homo
from Washington, where he had Just
completed a sentence in prison for
j cuniempi or coun in connection with
' tho lynching of Ed Johnson, a negro.1
Tt was the most unique reception
ever accorded a private citizen of
Chattanooga, and probably one erf tho
most unusual occurrences in tho history
of tho country. (
Premature Blast Fatal.
New Ortoans.?A special from Po'i
I Idmon, C. R., report* the des?th of
Ave men and the Injury of two other* i
at tho Planta Cobadilla mine, nour
Port Limon, onv January 12. The j
premature e**' ' tt of dynamite was
l responsible . f tragedy.
JOY THAI BRINGS WOE
Shock of Sudden Glad Tidings at
Times Turns the Brain.
IT HAS DRiVEN PEOPLE MAD.
Some of the Saddest Cases of Lunacy
Are Those Where the Mind lb Unablo
to Stand the Strain of Ncv/s of
Unexpected Good Fortune.
It is no exaggeration to assert, said
nu as.vluui cl<> i<a* <>f Ion;? and varied
experience, that there are scores of
men and women in insane asylums
WllO ililVI' I i f i ?! : i 11 V ^..i.l ili
through excess of i y. Many <>f those
cases which are, i my opinion, tlio
saddest of ;iII have come under my
1 remember in the very llrst asylum
with which 1 was cimmvleil one of
the patients was ;s strikingly handsome
and very well edu< ated man,
who was as sai " as yon or 1 except
on one point, lie wa < really a man of
considerable v.eaoh, i uI his delusion
was that 1 io wa ; iper, and he
Would tell tiie nio^: j,;.; | tales of bis
destitution, l.i .:u:i. . \. ;tl! tears in his
eyes, for a few < jipeis with whieh to
According to i'i story told me, he
tuv ?',in , .i >\i .iiin\ inn
chant. In his \ uili Ik; had fallen
anions evil .i : i :>s and had led
I such a dissolute life that his father
not only llireatem I to <lisinhcrit hlin,
hut forhade hint > . er to enter his
house a^ain. After thai he seems to
have sunk into the Invest depths of
poverty until he \\;ts v. lad to earn a
few toppers l>y selling papers or
matches in i le> sir<
It was at this 1- -I and lowest slacn
that news eamo him that Ills father
had ilieil ii i * i . ii ili'H in?
was heir (o :i 11 hi< vast l'ortuno. Tho
sudden now; cmiiiiJ'Ii'Ii'I.v lurned t lio
man's brain and hrouirtil <>n sueh a
condition of oxritoment that no had
to ho sont t<> an as. Itnsi, and when lio
calined down njrnin he had lost all
rcoolledinn of Ids '.:n<>il fortune, and
XiotllilliC (.ulil >'.\ his 1I1 !ii-ioii thai
lio Wilson the \ r >: > i 1 :*\ .11 ion.
Another patient in the same asylum
was a yoiin;r nil i' hi Ineid nioinents
n most 1111i*lIitr<-111 !' 'low. wh >se "brain
was turned," the s.i. in^r |v. <>n learning
thai he had | .1 - . d an examination.
lie had sat 1 r the matrieidation
examination at the I'niveivity of London,
011 passing wld' h lie had set his
heart and hart as'- ) a friend in l,on
don (< win- the :? nil as soon as the
names were sereened at Burlington
j Ahoul three weeUs later eanie a fa[
tal telegram, I*:iiI* <i sorry," which
sent the you::- in.iii into the lowest
| depths uf <!i -1. :r : ir lie was too old
to sit a;:ain. \ >i num.v hours later,
however. <.i. another telegram,
" 1 'asset! hoi: r vrr; sorry erusii so
jtreat tlitl t >t : ai;n this morning."
1'lie lvvuM >:i It Ii11ir was so great
that tiie siuth reason nave way.
and lie l.i i 11:.?* vi' lent in his excitement
t! I had to he conlllietl.
Fortunately lie \\ . i >>t with us long
and is now. I :i i ul:nl t>> know. dolnj<
very well as a ! ii>>i\
Disappoi. : :l ; < >. ds many po??|?K?
to asylum l.ut i very seldom (lull
success in \\ t!rives a man uiii'.l. (
It had this r;i: however, on ;
one c?f my lii i iii in- The jrirl lie
loved I;.mI : . ,i to India l<> Ue> n
house for Ii i- I i other before lie had
K-rewi'd up Ii < iavce to the point of
proposing to !: r. Iml an olier followed
by mail very i. ti> !?l_. after her.
Weeks an 1 ii' miis passed and no
answer eanie to tin- inipalient lover
until, afler waiting two years in do
[-I'.III, IH- IM . .1 n: I lll'l'11 ID il K III WHO
had 11<> 111is -r I>111 her money ha^s to
!*<> <1111111>*11< 1 ln'i' and I'lir whom lie had
not ii parti' li- i ! >\i'. S> r< ely, however,
was his i.ile sealed I hail lie received
I lie l"i de paired of letter
from India. a>'< ; : intc his offer and oxplaining
that the ill's brother had received
and i>ii 1 id the letter, which
had only just l?en found and had
come into her hands.
Within an hour of thciceipt of this
letter the mail v. s i raving maniac,
iiinl, alih<?ii_h hi - eondiiion is improved,
I doubt whether lie will ever recover
In another remarkable ease il was j
i m: jov ;u -111 u" hit l: 11 < l >:i in I again
that rohbod m hid;. patient < f her reason.
UlT llllsha!a> I was 11ic? < :ipt :i In of
n incrclmnt s!ii;> \. 11i<-ii was reported
to have gone ilown willi all ha:nis.
The widow hail ?I i pI>' iiioliriiotl her
husband for in irly a year when one
day oil returning from a walk she
found him s i i tin in tin- drawing room
as halo and robn t as over.
With a shriek she fell unconscious
en the door, and when she recovered
her reason was none. Ii seems that
her husband, after dealing for some
time, had been picked up l>y a passing i
4* I I*ll 1? 111* * iilnl I. ' 11 l-.w?n l'in.Kk.1 /in ' l'? '
west roust of Africa, from which ho !
had returned homo by.the first nvnll- |
able vessel London Spectator.
It Is siihl of tlio author of a volume
of biography that bis verdict <>11 the
great of his eh< en peril il is much that
of the New Hampshire parson at the
highly approved funeral of a parishloner:
"brethren, we must agree that
our deceased friend was mean In some
things, but let us In Christian charity
allow hat he was moaner in others."
Poet"?rV TJtiU? CJIrl?Your pnpn owes
n.,v jrp.i monoy. l.nwj-cv's Lit(lo Girl
?That's nothing. Pnpu MilI?1 ho w?n
Kind to pet off with hlu llfo.?Hftltlmoro
THE AGILE ESKIMO.
Habit Enables Him to Scale Ico Clad
Heights With Ease.
"In all my experience 1 h;\<l never
encountered n rougher, mere (UH'u nlt
country In which to hunt tlnin i;i
Kllesinere Lund," writes II:;j i .. Whit
nev in Outintr. "nnliimi ;i. i - - .. ?
have believed these mountain -I ,
with wails of smooth r?> k : !n itln i
with a crust of hard ice ami suc.v.
"In places they were almost pencildicular.
Ha rely did they Viw
ice to serve as foot or hand h< ! i. ai i
Jutting points and tirni m i bowh
were too widely scatl-ml to l>> < !'
"In tills his native land t!: '
has a decided advair i"<>
while hunter. Itis lifetime < ' i
once has taught him to ;:l< i e
tec Hint liolr?l> ,
case that are rsJei: din . !I<- ;
fearless, ami rw< the nam ,>
Is not lits snperii .* as a < !; '
"As if by ma^ie and v.! '
parent effort the t\v<> I: '
the slippery walls far
inc. Mow tli?y did i, I
;niiw, Now and : ;i i!? i \ t
to "lit steps in t i: ice < r l
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hoeii luirlod flow: w. .!
ilrod feci Im l lie l
"1 whs astonished cwn :,t
pronrops, mill wh'-u I ;
behind mo I folt ;i :
l'.nl I here was no I:
no lo<>k mbbod me ? !' a .
"Tlio ICskimo lias n > <
distance. Hi' is ond . <1 *
artistic instinct < wh'n li
draw a fairlv '< it i
lino with v hi' li 1 i-; ;!i .
miliar, hut ho cnniini toll
it Is from one point t<? :
wlion KsUliuos told to :i
hound fur \v:is very <
dovelopod t h:i I wo were
This they nre novo:* ; un- < >1
"Tllo Kskluios Iimvo ;i v.
'stung to donth' from ov? r |
view. They in ! < :ily <;in : > t
promptly, hut sleep smi h!
as I hoy Ira vol when r
permit. Tlioy yol sus;on
tin;; hard frozen v..
moat or blubber. Thi !
do, for II Is s'i Ir<p: ; j-i i'
invariably nauseated >
siieeood vor\ well Willi ; i .
doer's meal wln :i ! had i'.
BLUNDERING r.Ev .
Mir.tnUno TU,( M .1-. <
Words ar?J Foeliit',. .
"Druiikcmioss is I lly! i <
claimed Hlsliop May < ii; ' 1
lords <111 a eolobr;:led n<>
horrified was the pr-iai !
the papers next nxu'iiin,; 1
Kivcn utterance t<> : hi* \
nalian sentiment, "? : k
I.ord Salisbury a 1 .
tnaUer, but one of bis I : 1
spoiled when a careless i>
oil his reference t > "i,
Manitoba" into t lie nn>a
acles and men at t'. I< . r.
Sir Will lit in I Iatvouri \\..
quoted once. "< J iv.t t is I \
Kpliesiaiis!" lie cm!.
plot form, but a r-oun j
"(Jroat IMnah: W hat . :
l.aiU u f knowledge ol i;
talions is a |?ri:: . <
porting'. I o." i
Hindi* l !: I.
from M:' " I.
Tho ill y rcippr'ii : <!
"tako him down" \va in <:
could not iinlko lie:; I ir
mysterious lit tcrmin*. i.u ,
tho sound as fur ?s pnssil. .
Ills pen and prodwi'd 111* f
Tut come, thou boiM< . t .
in lionvon she cropi and r
Tin; speaker w;i> t:il; i
more senses than <>iif. .. j.
Know Where He \Vn:s.
"Wlion I wns >;|iul.vii . i 1
Bald n musician, "tlioy u ? ?! < a
talc about n mull 11;1111< I
odd <>M charaot* r. \\ li ) i i
bono in i?no of ihc
lliero. ()no i inio i li< \ \ 11 o i
a now ovortnro. T11r i- ..
Hnrpor \\ as a lit do lu ll i .1 i.
tlio moil. l?of<?ro l hoy > i;11
onil time tlio loador ropi
for not coining in in- ri r< : i
tho olhor players. \\ lion i
oil It again llarpor ouuio i t.
two or lliroo I i !ii11 r
lender stopped mid. *
a lot of profanity, den .n.. I
If the trombonist knew lie n
about lialf a dozen nop
"Harper nodded. 'Tli:i;
said he. 'I can caleh t:;> u it
its any time 1 want t " .".i . I
Hie Great Lo^-,.
"Well. (Jni'g?\" (>\< in 1 t > I.
or as ho jrivelod c>no el' IT ! : . <
0110 Now Voiir's <Im.y. ",imI a ?, <1 V>
on last yooar?"
"Aye. malstcr." was llio r< i ';*". "
wur a bad ycear for I I ?ild l
missus. 1 did loso my I i,
<1 id loso my <lop. Ami wr.r a !
dog too."?London News.
"Yrtll flUln'f r "'<! n wlo"
"I was driven .u it. Now ;tlio fibber
won't try to noil mo nny tonics
or hnlr restorer."?Louisville CourierJournal.
Never ndrt the bv". ,i of ye ionlfty's
troul>lo to that of tomorrow. Tlio quo
Is pnst; the otbor niny 1 < - con:?.
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