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Dr. J. L. Thompson in Asylum In
quiry.-Care of Patients, Food
and Other Matters.
Col 1 uIbia. lav 6.-The voieimittee
11w,pit:dl for'*Ll' le lilsalllc a lleW
taek ~ ~ (0 Sl;ly IjtIIt MfSnt1oll Ili,
forner patiets aid disviarged keep
ers, Dr. J. L Thompson who has
been coniected with the institution for
a generation, was called to the stand.
Dr. Thompson has for more than
twenty-seven years been toiling and
struggling to do what he could for
the sufferers, who have been so un
fortunate as to be sent to the hospi
tal. All speak kindly of him. He
has a big heart and is a hard worker.
Today 'he uinbosomed himself and
told everything he knew. 1r. Har
rison. of the committee, largely di
rected the inquiries, and Dr. Thomp
son-good Presbyterian that he is
kept nothing bacik. If anything was
not exactly what lie thought it should
be he said so.
When Dr. Thompson went to the
Hospital for the Insane the State al
lowed $140 for the care of each pa
tient. Now, with the increased at
tendance eaeh patient must be sup
ported on less than $110, and there
in is the key to the entire situation.
Dr. Thompson told a tale that will
no doubt appeal to many, and it
should, but back of it all, and
grounding the -entire trouble. is the
lack of money. With more mon-ey
more doctors might be' employed.
With more money and better
cooks might be employed. With
more money and better nurses could
be secured. With more money paint
ing could' and would be done, and so
Perhaps there will be no one to tell
the story of how much has b-een done
with the little that is available, and
'how faithfully and with what self
sacrifice Dr. Babcock and Dr. Thomp
son and Dr. Saunders and the others
Were things wrong, at least from
his viewpont, Dr. Thompson said so.
He thought the food was ill prepar
ed at times. He said so. He thoughtl
the kitchen 'needed a trained head.
He did not say that one cook was
doing the cooking for -an average of
200 people, and that the institution
did not feel able to get more cooks,
because, as 'he frankly stated, he
knew nothing about the finances of
the hospital. He was in charge of
the white male 'department and did
the best *he could, ,a'nd ;in this all
'There is one and a very important
point in Dr. Thompson's testimony
that ought to dispel the worries of
many. Previous witnesses have tes
tified to the abuse of patients in his
wards. Dr. Thompson frankly stated
that lie had investigated the pa.rticu
].ar eases referred 'to in the evidence
of the previous witnesses. and did
not think 'he was justified in asking
the dismissal of the nurses. In one
case the patient, he said, was waiting
and maliciously 'hit the nurse as lie
was passing. and did not expect a
blow. and that the nurse, being un
expectedly hit. struck back. In the
other case the patient he found had
t-rip)ped himself and fallen.
Dr. Thompson said that in every'
case, where he had asked for the re
moval of a nurse for ill treating or
abusing a patient the nurse was dis
missed. There was not a single cease
in which he had recommended the re
moval of a nurse for abuse of a pa
tient that such was not done. Dr.
Thompson toward the close of the
moring' session related that Dr. Bab
cock at one time 'became ineensed at
the abuse that a nurse was offering a
patient and struck the nurse with his
walking can. This is said to 'have
had.a salutary effect on the dis'posi
'tion of nurses for some time.
It is to be said that the committee
is going at its evidence now in the
Tight way. There was not much sym
.pathy in the examination of the type
of witnesses on thre stand yesterday.
Recess Taken in Asylum Inquiry.
Columbia. May 7.-All the mem
bers of the committee charged with
the investigation into the affairs of
the Hospital for the Insane were
present today. Dr. Olin Sawyer and
Dr. G. W. Dick, 'two members of the
committee who felt it best and prop
er to investigate hospital conditions
haave made inspections and have re
turned to meet with the committee.
Wihil the only witnesses on the
stand this morning were the same
as the ones yesterday--Dr. J. L.
Tfhomipson and Supervisor Mitehell
the 'evidence -was of a different tone.
Yesterday the dark spots were stress
ed. Today opportunity was given by
2e direction of the questions to show
why those spots look dark, and there
was a deal more of illumination.
One of the interesting situations is
the difference in the committee, but
that is not now a matter of public
concern. It is sufficient to 'suggest
that eaeh of the seven members is
dettPie < L tIIe tleI I'. aI tI( the 1pU.)r
}eT i I 1ie 1 l i sill i llln.
The in vestigation ihas already call
ed attention to matters that. can1 be
readily remedied, but back of it all
there appears to be the one trouble
11he lack of Imlne wi whx-od
all ILat is desired.
The ' roub appears to be largel
in the male ward, and there the basis
of the trouble appears to be in the
lack of nurses, and in their prepara
tion. There ought to be. according
to the witnesses. twice as many nurs
es, and they ought to be of a better
grade, but there comes the barrier of
pay. The nurses are paid $27 to $28
ald that does not appear to command
the best of talent, and more especial
Iy to keep it.
It was brought out by two of the
witnesses today that in addition to
his duties as superintendent and hav
ing general charge of the entire
plant. in addition to superintending,
supervising and designing the new
work on buildings, Dr. Babcock has
charge of the colored female ward,
where there are -about 300 colored
women; that lhe has charge of the
thirty or fovrtv white women in the
Dorothy Dix cottage, and that he has
recently assumed immediate control
of the white women in the new build
ing for white women. This latter
building was ta.ken on at his own sug
gestion to the board of regents and
because he and the regents realized
that the other members of the medi
cal staff -had plenty to do.
The committee this afternoon, af
ter discussing the matter, decided
that it would get the evidence, go
over it, digest it and when it met
again save time by not going over the
T-he committee is to meet again on
Tuesday. the 18th, at 11:30 o'clock.
There will be no session until then.
MEMORIES OF BUTLER.
Incidents in Life of the Late Soldier
And Statesman-Idol of His
People For Years.
The death of Gen Matthew Cal
braith Butler, of Edgefield, S. C., at
an infirmary in Columbia, that State,
Wednesday night last, of a complica
tion of diseases induced by an old
wound, revives many memories of his
life in the United States senate durt
ing the active political years follow
Gen. Butler was born in 1836 of a
distinguished South Carolina family.
He served with distinction through
out the civil war. rising from captain
to major general of -cavalry in the
Confederate service. After the war
Gen. Butler took a prominent part
in tile movement to reclaim the State
to tile Democratic p)arty and aided
geatly in Hampton 's victory in the
subernatorial race of 1876. During
his distinguished career he exerted
as powerful an influence on affairs
in the Palmetto State as any South
Carolinian since the days of John C.
Calhounl and William C. Preston.
Idol of His People for Years.
His passing calls to mind that he
was one of the few left of the old
type of the aristocratic ante-belium
Southerner. He was a patrician of
tile bluest blood, descended frog a
long line of statesmen, soldiers and
luxury-loving slave-owners. For
ears lhe was thle idol of his people,
and lhe and his colleague and person
al friend. Gen. Wade Hampton, con
t-olled the political destinies of the
Palmetto State. They had been gal
lant soldiers of the Confederacy and
it took a'revolution to loosen the hold
they had on the Carolina masses. But
the revolution, led by Ben Tillman,
came around in the most unexpected
fashion and with the fury of an aval
Hampton, as brave a general as ev
er led men into action, lost his seat
ill the United States senate, and Till
man, after an exciting and sensation
al campaign, in which 'he and his op
ponent made a joint canvass, defeat
ed Butler for the same office. It was
a victary for the new element over
the old aristocratic influences that
dominated the old Commonwealth
ever since the formation of the un
ion. The man 'of high family lineage,
of inherited prestige and superior so
ial status, was beaten by the vig
rous and intensely 'earnest, but un
ultured, farmer of Edgefield. More
than once he and Gen. Butler came
near having a personal difficulty, and
it was freely predicted' that if threy
did clash one or both would be kill
Imposing Figure in the Senate.
He was a handsome and elegant
man, and twenty years ago, when h'e
was in 'his .prime, there was no more
imposing figure in the senate of the
United States. Though not an ora
tor, he spoke easily 'and gracefullly,
although hie did not get upon his feet
often .to address his associates.
It seemed peculiar that the closest
personal friend in the senate of the
m.e-onate commainder of cavalry
Loans and Discouni
Furniture and Fixtu
Overdrafts - - -
Cash on Hand an<
Banks - - -
0. B. MAYER,
Z. F. WRIGHT,
W. H. HUNT,
should be Don Cameron, of Pennsyl
vania. Differing radically in politics,
they were nevertheless as strongly
bound to each other as Damon and
Pythias. When Butler wanted to
take a pleasure trip it was the Key
stone State man who went with him
on his fishing jaunts along the coast
Their intimacy grew out of a pecu
liar circumstance. A generation be
fore, when old Simon Cameron, Don's
father, was senator from Pennsyl
vania, there -was also in that body
the Hon. Pierce Butler, uncle of the
man who -has just passed away.
Friendship of Don Cameron.
The right of Simon Cameron .to his
eat was bitterly - assailed, and he
tood in danger of being ousted. In
his erisis Pierce Butler came to the
eseue, and, by voting and working
for Cameron, shelped mightily in caus
ng hiin to retain his place.
Years after .that episode M. C.
utler was chosen to the senate, and
gai-ist him were arrayed strong par
isan liefluences that threatened the
oss oft lis- office. It was st'll close
o reconstruction times. and1 i feel
ing between the North and South had
ot died out.
Among those republicans who east
heir votes in favor of Butler keep
ng his seat Don Cameron was prom
nent, aind the result was that the
arolinian stayed. It was a golden
ipportunity to pay off an ancient
et, and Cameron gladly embraced
News From St. Phillips.
St. Philpis, May 6.-We have been
aving some very cool weather. It
as .been very unpleasant for the time
f tihe year, and the crops .are look
ng very bad from the effects. Some
f our earliest farmers think 'they
ill have 'to plant their cotton over.
The fruit crop in this section is not
s fine -as it was last year, but if
here .is *no destruction there will be
lenty of it.
There is one of our neighbors in
this section who runs a cold iron shop.
e does all of his work without heat
ng the iron. He is .also a first-class
I ihave not spoken .anything about
our little town, Kalula, i-n some time,
but I feel that it is ahead of any
other town in the St-ate. because it:has
, cold iron shop.
Mr. J. W. Lominick has a new vot
r and his n.ame is William Jennings
There will be servi-ees at St. Philips
The wedding bells are beginning to
ring in this section. It seems that
they all run away. The girls are get
ting scarce and plenty of old boys
are left behind.
Mr. and Mrs. Howard Franklin
spent Sunday with Mrs. W. F. Ruff.
Her sister, Mrs. Anna Sheely, also
spent the day with .her.
Mr. and Mrs. Walter Epting spent
unday with their daughter and son
n-aw, Mr. and Mrs. Halfaere.
Mrs. Lizzie DeWalt is visiting rel
atives in this section.
Miss Ola May Slight spent the lat
ter part of last week with Miss Chris
sie Ruff. Miss Annie Sligh, of New
berry, also spent Saturday night and
Sunday with her.
Mrs. George Wicker is visiting her
father, Mr. Perry Halfaecre.
ere- was a picnic at St. Philips
S T A T E
s - - $349,359.95
res - 3,116.93
- - 3,515.75
- - - 36,848.33
UPERVISION OF THE
rest Paid in C
D I R E C
GEO. W. S
A. J. GIBS(
J. H. WESI
school house last Saturday, May 12.
The crowd was small, owing to the
bad weather. In the afternoon the
weather cleared off and the crowd was
a great deal larger than it was in the
morning. But one of the best things
I -haven't mentioned yet-dinner. The
table was laden with many nice thingo
and there was plenty of everything.
The day was very pleasantly spent,
but it would have been better if the
wind ihadn't blown so hard. This is
the close of St. Philips school and
the teacher, Miss Sadie MeSwain, re
turned home May 3.
Miss Bell Adions.
J. C. Burch.
W. F. Ohastain, Mr. J. N. Cuto.
Gattie Dleas, Win. Deloaceh-, Mrs.
Mrs. Lydia Gimmina.
Mr. Rowmnis Johnson.
Mrs. Sallane Lambert.
Mr. Dan Meredith.
Mr. H. -S. Napier.
Miss Maggie Shannon, Mr. W. 0.
Sharion, Miss Vore Sanders, Miss
Mr. Jothn Wilson. Mrs. Maud Wick
er ,Mr. Waltg Werth.
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that people should believe us, or at
least put our claim to a practical
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are facts which we want the people
of N'egberry to .subytantiate. We
want them t try Rexall Mucu-Tone,
a medicine prepared from a prescrip
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of thirty years of cures to his credit.
We sell more bhottles and .receive
more good reports about Rexall Mu
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if more -people only knew what a
thoroughly dependable remedy Rex
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only eatarrh medicine we would- have
any demand for.
Rexall Mueu-Tone is quickly ab
sorbed and carr.ied by the blood until
it thoroughly disinfects and cleanses
the entire mucous membranous tract,
destroys and removes the membran
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ritation and soreness, stops the mu
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system of diseased matter, stimulates
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proves nutrition until the whol.e body
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We urge you to try Mucu-Tone, be
ginning a treatment today. At any
time you are not satisfied, simply
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M E N T
R Y , S. C.
Surplus and Profits
Dividends Unpaid -
Deposits - - - - -
: STATE OF SOUTH C
lur Savings De
For "Fly" Time
YOU'LL FIND OUR
$1.00 Negligee Shirts
They have that deep pointed yoke
that means strength, that generous
cut which means con'ort and are
made with extreme care from ex
clusive metropolitan patterns which
means long and satisfactory service.
Seen Oulr Straw Rats Yet?
$1.00 to $2.50.
NOTICE OF FINAL SETTLEMENT
Notice is hereby given that I will
make a final settlement of the estate
of William C. Tyree, deceased, on.
May 1'7, 1909, in the Probate Court
for Newber County, S. C., and will
immediately thereafter apply to said
Court for a final diseharge as Admin
istrator of the personal estate of said
J. P. Tyree,
Admr. &c., of Win. C. Tyree, deed.
April 14th, 1909.
To Louisville, Kentucky, and Return
Via Southern Railway.
Account Southern Baptist. conven
tion the Southern Railw /r announces
very low round trip rates to Louis
ville. Ky. from all points. Tickets
will be sold May 10, 11, 12 and 13,
1909, limited for return leaving Louis
yille not later than midnight of May
Round trip .rates from principal
stations as follows:
Abbeville .... .... .......$15.85
Aiken .... .... .... ..-.-.18.70
Anderson.. .... .... .....15.85
Batesburg .... .... .....17.95
Blackburg .... .... .... ...14.95
Blakville ...... .... .....18.40
Branehville.... .. ....-.-.19.00
Charleston .... .... ...-... 20.80
Chester .... .... .... .....15.85
Columbia .... .... .... ... 16.90
Gaff ney.. .... .... ...-... 14.80
Greenville.. .... ...--.-.-15.10
Greenwood .. .... .... ..- 15.85
Lancaster.. .... .....-.-.-.-17.05
Newberry.. .... .... .....16.30
Orangeburg .... .....-.-..-18.40
Prosperity .... .... ...--.-.-16.45
Rock Hill.. ...........--.-.15.85
Spartanburg .... .....--..-.14.20
Sumter .... .... ...--.--.--18.25
Union.. .... ..--.--.--.--14.9
Yorkville .........---..... 15.85
For ticets, etailed information,
- - $50,000.00
- -62,258.56 A
- - 279,729.40
$392,840 96 A
O0. S. MOWER.
0. M. KINARD.
TIME TO TUNE' UP!
Get Into Your Summer Togs.
If you haven't any except those
of last summer you will find here
the kind you'll find necessary to
keep the tone of your personal ap
pearance up to that of the best
dressed mnen hereabouts.
Thin Suits, Featherlike
in Weight, .Like Iron in
Wear, Underwear, Shirts,
Hosiery, Ne ckwear, etc.
Look us over before buying.
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