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ASYLUM INQUIRY RESUMED.
Superintendent of the Hospital Farm
Testifies-Gives Facts and
Columbia, May 1S.-The committee
charged with investigating the condi
tions at the Statte Hospital for the
Insane and with making recominenda
tions for improvement, met again to
day. The evidence was taken this af
ternoon. The committee announced
that it would hear the board of re
gents or any of the officials of the in
stitution. Dr. J. W. Babcock, who is
most familiar with conditions, will to
morrow take the stand and make a
concise statement. Today the chief
witness was Capt. J. W. Bunch, who
has for many years been the efficient
treasurer and superintendent of the
farm connected with the institution.
Mr. Bunch explained the handicaps
under which he and the officers gen
erally labored and made it plain that
the little 250 acre farm at the hospi
tal made each year about $20,000 in
good money for the State. besides
supplying wholesome vegetables, pure
clean milk and first-class corn meal
and grist. There wa.s no apologizing
or excusing in Mr. Bunch's testimony.
It was straight out and clear-cut, and
showed a part of the picture as the
people of the State no doubt see the
institution without magnifying the
The committee as a whole is now
undertaking and directing its atten
tion to analyzing and securing sugges
tions from those who are in the best
position to know conditions as they
really are. as to what can be best done
to help the unfortunates at the hos
pital for the Insane. More than is
being done can be done, but it all re
solves itself into the question of more
Mr. Bunch, in the course of his tes
timony, showed that when he went to
the hosoital as treasurer. the pereapi
to for each patient was 152.7S. and
that last year it was $109.82. Th-e
difference would have provided many
luxuries. In New York the per capita
is $179.12, and this does not include
new buildings or improvements as is
the case here.
When tjh-a committee met this af
ternoon Chairman Christensen stated
that the committee did not desire to
take up further witnesses at this time,
baut that it desired to hear from the
board of regents and officers of the
institution. Major W. J. Gooding:
chairman of the board of regents. said
that the board had nothing especial
to say at thre moment, and that Dr. J.
W. Babcock, who was familiar with
matters and the views of the board,
would go over the situation.
Dr. Babeock said he had made no
preparation nor expected to be called
upon for a comprehensive statement
just at the moment. He would glad
ly answer questions and was as well
prepared now as he would ever be to
answer questions or make an offhand
statement. He would have his data
in ship-shape tomorrow, if agreeable
to the committee; and per'haps in that
way save time. It was agreed to post
pone the examination of Dr. Babcock,
so that he might condense and sum
marize his sta.tements.
Dr. J. W. Babcock Testifies
Columbia, May 19.--The commit
tee charged with the investigatipon of
the affairs of the State Hospital for
the Insane is now receiving sugges
tions and recommendations looking tc
the good of the institution. Dr. J.
W. Babcock. the superintendent ol
the institution, was on the stand foi
the greater part of the morning and
continued to show conditions as they
are and as he thinks they ought'to be
the afternoon session.
Dr. Babcock is full of the subject
and he was eager to give his views.
He did so with modesty and in an
even temper. Only once did he showv
any feeling and that was when the
sugestion was made that perhaps the
authorities swere not altogether or
thodox in their rules as to admitting
patients. Dr. Babcoek showed and in
sisted that no patient was admitted
exept upon the certificate of twc
physicians and the judge of probate
except in desperate and pressing eas
es He was asked if there was no
way to remedy this and then Dr. Bab
cock. with some feeling. said that he
assumed full personal respo~nsibility
for taking such cases, and that while
the law may not have been followed,
his heart would not let him send some
such cases away. It was a case of
the heart and common humanity
aanst the law and he used his dis
He related a case where in a coast
county a young girl of eighteen had
been 'nursing her old father for
months. When she sa:w that he was
to die the young girl fell to the floor
anl became desperately insane. Her
case was violent. The gamily physi
ian told the young lady's brothers
that the girl had better be sent at
once to the Hospital for the Insane.
he brothers brought the girl here,
;.:11 when :ie wcre asked for C(oIm
mitment papers they frankly sta"ed
that they had not gotten them and
had no such papers. They promised
to get them, but it required two phy
sians to sign the papers. Only one
had seen the girl, and the papers have
not been signed, and Dr. Babeock has
made repeated efforts to have the pa
pers made up. This young woman
would eat nothing for days and weeks
and months. For five long months
she had to be fed Nwith a stomach tube
and now she is getting better and he
hopes that she will be entirely restor
ed to health. According to the strict
laws, he should not have accepted this
young lady patient. There may be
criticism of him for it, but he inform
ed the committee that if any one.was
to be blamed for such things it was
all on his shoulder. but more especial
lv on 'his heart. and that as long as he
was in charge of the institution he
would continue to do what he thought
was best for suffering humanity, and
what his heart told him to be right,
whether the official red t-pe 'had been
properly tied or not.
The testimony of Dr. Babcoek was
more or less disconnected, because the
committee wished to have his views
on the "charges," and took ies-e up
one by one. As to recommendations
and important improvements pre
viouslv outlined by Dr. Babcock, he
was asked to reduce these to writing
and submit them to t.he board with
in thirty days after the adjournment
here. Mr. Bunch and the board of
regents are also expected to file any
recommendations they may have.
Mr. Carey, of the committee, con-,
ducted th-a examination today.
It is particularly noticeable that
there isentire harmony and coopera
tion between the board of regents and
Mr. Buneh, the treasurer and super
intendent. and Dr. Babcock, who are
now being examined.
ORDERS FROM GEN. DAVIS.
Information Regarding Confederate
I Reunion by Division Commander.
Brig. Gen. Zimmerman Davis of
Charleston, commanding the South
Carolina division, U. C. V., has issued
the following general orders:
'Headquarters, South Carolina Divi
ion, United Confederate Veterans.
Charleston, S. C., May 15, 1909.
." General Orders No. 2, Series of
"1. The general reunion of U. C.
V. will be held in Memphis, Tenn.,
on June 8. 9. and 10, prox.
"The usual reduced rates have been
published by the railroad, together
with the schedule of special train
from South Carolina, leaving Colum
bia at 1 o'clock p. in., June 7, via
Southern railway to Birmingham and
Frisco System to Memphis.
''The committee of arrangements
in Memphis. requests all veterans who
expect to be entertained in free quar
ter's to carry their blankets with them
and to notify W. R. Barksdale, chair
man of the committee on hotels and
accommodations, in advance, of their
intended acceptance of this hopitali
''Veterans and visitors desiring
ruarters at t.heir own expense can
have them secured in advance at ho
tels and boarding houses at reasona
ble rates. by communicating with the
''2. The annual .reunion of the
South Carolina division, U. C. V., will
be held at chester, S. C.. on June 23
and 24. Application has been made
for the usual reduced rates over all
"It is hoped that a large number of
the vetrerans of the division will at
tend. both- of these reunions.
"3. The following appointments
are announced: Miss Ma.ry Patterson.
Chester. sponsor: Miss Mangaret
Childs. Columbia. maid of honor;
Miss Nan Walker. Barnwell, maid of
honor: Mr.s. L. C. C'renshaw. Chester.
matron of honor.
'"Also the following members of
the division staff: Col. Stephen E.
Welch. Charlesto n. adjutant general
and chief of staff: Lieut. Col. C. S.
Dw ight. Columbia. assistant adjutant
eneral: Lieut. C'ol. .John 0. Lea.
Char~ileston. assistant adjutant gener
al: Lient. Col. J. W. Reed. Chester.
a<sisitant adjutant general: Lieut.
Col. W. H. Edwards. Chester. assis
tnt adjutant general; Lieut. Col. W.
M. Graham. Sumter. assistant adju
tant general: Lieut. Col. 'David Card
well. Columhia, c;uartermaster gener'
al: Ma.j. J. 0. C. Fleming. Laurens,
assistant ouartermaster general; Lieut
Col. A. Moultrie Brailsford. Camden.
inspector general; Ma.j. D. F. Bradley,
Easlev, assistant inspector general:
Liet. Col. 0. L. Schumnpert. Newber
rr. judge advocate general: Lieut.
Col. J. H. Wharton. Walterloo. com
missary general: Lieut. Col. F. L.
Parker. Charleston. surgeon general :
Maj. M. J. D. Dantz!er. Elloree. as
sistant su-rgeon general : Lieut. Col.
W B. Gordon. Camden, chaplain gen
1,nton. chief of Ordinance.
"Bv conunand of
Brig. Gen. Commanding."
"Stephen E. Welch,
"Adjt. Gen. and Chief of Staff."
SUMTER LAWYER SUICIDES.
Maj. H. Frank Wilson Commits
Suicide in the Court House.
Sumter. May 18.-This city was
shocked and saddened today by the
sudden and tragic death of Major H.
Frank Wilson. about 8:30 o'clock this
Soon after he had entered his office
in the court house building this morn
ing. and whil- his aged father was
reading tie morning paper. Major
Wilson entered the vault room. elos
ing the door behind him. In a few
minutes a shot was heard in the vault
and when the door was opened. Major
Wilson was found lying on the floor
dead. with a. pistol wound in his rigiht
temple and his pistol lying near. It
seems to have been a very deliberate
case of suicide, many facts now being
recalled. whieh point to this theory.
Major Wilson had been in ill health
for several years. and this is suppos
ed to have caused the rash act.
Major Wilson was a prominent
member of the ,Sumter bar, having
been a member since 1881. For the
past ten years lie has held the offi-ce
of Master in Equity, which position
lie has filled ably and has rendered
many important decisions. He was a
prominent Mason and Knight of Py
thias. He was a courteous, high ton
ed gentleman. of the old school, un
usually well read and a polished ora
tor. Ever kind and thoughtful of oth
ers, he was loved by all who knew
him. and his tragic death, but adds
to the sorrow of his host of friends.
Major Wilson was 55 years of age,
and is survived by his aged father,
Mr. B. F. Wilson, of Mayesville, three
brothers and three sisters. His wife,
who was Miss Georgia Law, of Sa
vannah. died less than a year ago.
Funeral services will be -held at the
Presbyterian chureih at 11 o'dlock
Made Resigning Easy.
When Delegate Mark Smiih ,-If Ari
zona, was a boy he lived on a big
plantation in Kentucky. It was in
slave days a.nd one of his father's
slaves was Uncle Ike, who was the
THE KIND TH.
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And we are sell
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We ha"e a very k
Smith Ii father had built a small
vhlureh on a corner of the plantation
and Uncle Ike held forth there every
iSunday. This was pleasing to Ike,
1)ecause it not only gave him a chance
to exhort the negroes, but it absolv
ed him from any of the chores on
One Sunday Mark went out by the
barn and found Uncle Ike sitting dis
consolately under a tree.
"Look here. Ike,'' said Mark,'
"why ain't you down there preaching
"Well, Mars Mark,'" Ike 1 eplied,
"I ain't goin' to preach to dem nig
ga.hs no more. They's always fight
in' 'mongst theyselves an' I'm sick
an' tired an' done quit preachin'.''
"Stop you lying, Ike." said Mark.
"You wouldn't quit such a soft snap
as. that. What's the matterl"
"Well, Mars Mark,," Ike replied,
"ef you mus' know, dem triflin' nig
galis done sent me my hesignashun."
No Reason For it.
When Newberry Citizens Show the
Certain Way Out.
There can be no just reason why
any reader of this will continue to
suffer tortures of an aching back, the
annoyance of urinary disorders, the
dangers of diabetes or any kidney
ills when relief is so near at hand
and the most positive proof given
that they can be cured. Read what
a Newberry citizen says:
D. A. Rivers, of Newberry, S. C.,
says: "For several months I was both
ered by a dull pain across the small
of my back and kidneys. This was
present day and night and caused me
to lose much sleep. I felt languid
most of the time, had little appetite
and was unfit for work. The kidney
secretions were unnatural and from
this symptom I thought that possibly
my kidneys were the cause of my
trouble. Learning of Doan's Kidney
Pills I procured a, box at W. E. Pel
ham & Son's drug store and began
using them as directed. The pains
soon left my back, my kidneys be
came normal and my health was im
proved. I heartily endorse Doan's
For sale by all dealers. Price 50
cents. Foster-Milburn Co., Buffalo,
New York, sole. agents for the United
Remember the name-Doan 's-and
take no o.ther.
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REPORT TO THE STA'
OF THE COI
The Bank oi
AT THE CLOSE OF BUS
Loans .. . . . . '. . $ 97,213.14
Overdrafts .. . . . . 1,976.03
Building and Fixtures 4,000.00
Cash in our
vault . . $ 6.183-57
Cash in oth
er Banks. 25-494.IS
S. S. BIRGE, DI
N. L. BLACK, W
J. F. BROWNE, P.
DR. J. S. V
Our institution is under the
examined by the State Bank E:
Of the Condition of TI
Newberry, S. C., as per
aminer, April 28th, 190
L oans and discounts.. $221,365.91
Over drafts.......... .834.83
Furniture & Fixtures 3,786.17
Cash on hand and in
We Pay 4 01 in Our
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Coughs thena come easy all win1
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Capital Stock . . . . . $ 25,000-00
Surplus and profits . . 12,497 50
Due to other banks . 2,694.01
Deposits . . . . . . . 94,675.41
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Bills payable ......... 55,000.00
Individual deposits.... 116,419.83
Banks, deposits....... 2,938.59
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