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GOING ON WITH WORK
SECRETARY E. 11. AULL GIVES
SU3IARY OF WORK DONE.
Development of the Colony Plan. Get.
ting Rid of the Prison Idea-The
Under a Columbia date line South
Carolina newspapers carried an arti
cle to the effect that th. State hospital
commission "will this year expend
more than $100,000 on new buildings
to relieve the present congested con
dition of t-e State Hospital for the In
sane." Mr. E.. H. Aull, of this city,
-who is s-ecretary of the commission,
when shown this Columbia dispatch,
said that it was entirely erroneous,
and incidentally remarked during the
course of an interview with him as to
the work of the commission that the
Columbia newspaper men were wel
come to whatever news the commis
sion had to give but, and that he was
.surprised that, without authority from
the commissjon, sd erroneous state
uent had been sent out from Coluim
Na. SecretaryAull said that the con
mission had no objection to giving to
the public a statement of what the
commission had done during the y^ r;
that it was a public matter; and he
authorized the following statement:
"As matter of fact," said Mr. Aull,
"the commission has spent, up to this
time, approximately $24,000. If any
one should visit the grounds now, I
believe that, with the facts before
him, he,- must reach the conclusion that:
the best possible progress has been
made, under the circumstances, but
there is no evidence there of the ex
penditure of any $100,000 this year, as
stated in the newspaper report.
"The commission has been going
slowly, the purpose being to get the
plans for the future and to build now
with the needs of the future in view.
"Under the Act of 1910, the commis
sion for that year was authorized -to
borrow $100,000 from the sinking fund
commission, tor this development, and
with that money to Surchase suitable
lands, and to have plans and specifi
cations made and estimates submit
ted for the hospital plant. Acting un
der this authority, the 1910 commis
sion purchased land, spending for that
purpose, according to their report,
$54,932.43. I might say that, in my
judgment, they purchased one of the
most desirable sites for an institution:
of this kind to be obtain.ed in South
Carolina. The tract of land is located
at Dents, and is what is now known
as the "State Park," the purchase of
the 1910 commission includin'g about
.1,900 acres at this place.
"In saying that the commission this
year has...spent less than $24,000, I am
not' attempting to give ~the exact
-figures, but only to say that $24,000,
in round numbers, will cover all the
expenditures of the cornmission this
year. The- most of the work this year
has been in laying the foundations
and making preparations for the build
ings. The commission thought it wise
in going at this work to secure the
services of men of experience in the
matter of building hospitals -of this
kind. We were fortunate in enlisting
the interest of Mr. Franklin B. Ware,
s of Albany, N. Y., State architect of
New York, who has had large exper-,
ience in the development of hospitals
for the insane of New York, along the
colony plan, which was adoptesd by the'
commission. We also secured the'
services of Mr. Harlan P. Kelsey, now
of Salem, Mass., though a Southern
man, as landscape architect, and as'
consulting engineer we secured the
services of Mr. John L. Ludlow, of;
Winston-Salem. Mr. Kelsey and Mr.
LudIdw are well known in South Caro
lina, having been employed in work
in their respective lines recently by
the city of Columbia. We were favor
ed with a visit from Mr. J. H. Foster
and Mr. L. C. Corbett, of the United
States government, these gentlemen
coming to "State Park" to look over
the forests and to give us suggestions
in the matter of taking care of the
"The commission has had in view
the idea of making this a park in fact
as well as in name, and to get rid of
the prison idea of caring for the in
sane-following the lead of the other
States of the country which have tak
en advanced steps in caring for their
"The commission found it necessary
to purchase some addition~al land this
year, in order to straighten out the
lines and to shape up the place gen
erally, and for that purpose the com
mission has spent about $8,000.
"We have secured the definite draw
ings for the first building, and the
excavation for the foundation has
been com pleted, and we are ready now
to begin work on the building. This
building will accommoate 1501 naer
men. We have employed the services
of - a superintendent of construction,
and during the past three months we
have been getting the necessary equip
ment, buying brick, lime, cement, and
gravel, for the foundations, and other
material for the construction.
"The expenditures of the commis
sion during the past year, for the va
rious items of expense, have been ap
proximately as follows:
"Equipment, which includes the
purchase of ten mules and five wag
"Brick, about $90Q.
"Labor and superintendent of con
struction, about $2,300.
"Engineer; architect, landscape
architect, etc., about $2,000.
"Deep well for water supply, about
"T.ie expenses of the commission
have amounted to about $1,800, includ
ing the trip to Boston and New York,
to i-.s-)ect certain hospitals and to
consult with the architect.
"This, with the $8,000 spent for land,
makes about $22,000 expended by the
commission this year. The other $2,
000 necessary to make up the approxi
mation of $24,000 which I gave is
composed of sundry items of ex-.
pense which will apear on the item-:
ized4 report now being got in shape
and which will be submitted to the'
legislature next month."
In discussing the plans of-the com-:
mission, Secretary Aull said the com
mission had decided upon the colony
ulan and was attempting to carry out
the plan in such manner that no mat
ter what might be the needs of the
future, what was now being done could
be used as a basis for all future work.
The plan now, he said, includes six
buildings, with a central kitchen and
dining room for the negro colony.
This colony is located on what is
known as Lilleur Hill, just beyond
the six-mile post, from Columbia, on
the Asylum road. The colony which
has been selected for white men is on
the same road, about a mile further
from Columbia, on what is known as
Pisgah Hill. These locations are
about on a level with the seventh story
of the "skyscraper" in Columbia, and
command a beautiful view of the sur-1
The farming operations at "StateI
Park" for the .past year were turned'
over to the regents of the State Hos
pital for the Insane, and Secretary;
Aull, who kinows something about
farming himself, says the regents
made as fine crop of corn as he has
ever seen, even on bottom lands, and:
that the entire crop was most excel
"The commission," said Secretary
Aul!, "has been trying to lay the plans!
and to get the work well under way
for a hospital for the insane which
will meet the present needs, and
which may be used as the foundation,
without alteration, for whatever need
the future may demand. To get rid
of the prison idea, to use the colony
plan, to segregate the patients and to~
give them fresh air and the best treat
ment which the State can afford her
unfortunates, has been our view.
"The act of 1910 gave the commis-1
sion of that year the power to use
$100,000. They .used something over
$50,000. The Act of 1911, under which
our commission is working, gave the
present commission the right to bor
row $200,000, in addition to the some
thing less than $50,000 left over by the
former commission-nearly $250,000.!
What the present commission has used
of this amount and what it has used
it for, and the plans the commission
has in view, I have tried to tell you.
"I trust," concluded Secretary Aull,
"that, however next year's commission
may be constituted, the newspaper
men of Columbia will ask the commis
sion for facts in regard to its expendi
tures if they desire to publish the
facts. This commission has been glad
at any time to give the people all the
facts, and to let the people know ex
actly what the commission is doing
about the people's business.
"The com.mission this year has tried
to serve the State as best it could,
with the sole object in view of pr'ovid
ing a 'home for the State's unfortu
nates of the kind for which the - Act
creating the commission proposed to
create a home."
The Twig Was Already Bent.
There's a dear wee pink li'l baby on
this train. A few minutes ago an eld
erly man stopped to peek-a-boo at it.
"A fine youngster," he said to its
demure mother. "I hope you will
bring him up to be an upright, con
"Yes," smiles the young mamma,
"but I'm afraid it will be a bit diffi
"Pshaw!" says he, "as the twig is
bent so is the tree inclined.' "
"I know it," agreed mamma, "but
Ithis twig is bent on being a girl, and
we are inclined to let it go at that."
NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR FIN
The undersigned will apply to the
Judge of Probate for Newberry county
on Monday, January 15, 1912, at noon,
for letters dismissory as administrator
of the personal estate of Owen McRae
Robert McCaughrin Holmes,
I will be in the auditor's office each
Saturday in January to prepare pen
W. G. Peterson,
EXECUTOR'S NOTICE OF FINAL
Notice is hereby given that on MJon
day, January 15, 1912, at 11 o'clock a.'
M., we will make a settlement of the
estate of the late Mrs. M. A. E. Werts,
in office of Probate Judge at Newberry,
S. C. All and singular the creditorsi
are hereby notified to present their
claims duly attested to Clarence F.1
Werts, executor, and all parties in
debted are required t make pa::ment
to the undersigned on or before said
Susan M. Werts, Executrix.
Clarence F. Werts, Executor.
Of Mrs. M. A. E. Werts, Deceased.
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* LODGE DIRECTORY.
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Woodmen of the World.
Maple Camp, No. 437, W. 0. W.,
meets every first and third Wednes-1
day eveLing at 7.45 o'clock. VIAt
ing brethren are cordially welcome.
D. D. Darby, Clerk.
T. Burton, C. C.
Newberry Camp, No. 542. W. 0. W,
meets eery second and fourth Wed
nesday night in Klettner's Hall, at
0. 0. Smith, C. C.
J. J. Hitt, Clerk.
Amity. Lodge, No. 87 A. F. L
Amity Lodge, No. 87, A. ,. N.,
meets every first Monday night at S
o'clock In Masonic Hall.
Visiting brethren cordially invited.
Geo. S. Mower, W. M.
J. W. Earhardt, Sec.
Signet Chapter, No., 18, B. A. N.
Signet Chapter, No. 18, R. A. M.
meets every secornd Monday night at
8 o'clock in Masonic Hall.
'Fred. H. Dominick, E: H. P.
Harry W. Dominick, Sec.
Bergell Tribe, No. 24, I. 0. B. M1.F
Bergell Tribe, No. 24, IL 0. R. M..
meets every other Thursday night at
8 o'clock at Klettnuer's Hall.
0. Kiettner, C. R.
j. H. Baxter, Sachema.
Cateechee Council, No. 4, D. of P.,
I. 0. It. K,
Meets every Tuesday night at 8
o'clock. ,0. Klettner. R. C.
Columbia, Newberry & Laurens B. B.
Schedule in effect October 6, 1910
Subject to change withiout notice
schedules indicated are not guaran
A. C. L. 52. 53.
Lu.. Charleston.. ... 6.0am 10.00pn
Lv. Sumter.. .. ....9.4am 6.20pmn
C., N. &L.
[v. Colu:nbia......11.5am 4.55pm
Lv. Prosperity. .12.42pm 3.34pm
Lv. Newberry.. .. .12.56pm 3.20pm
Lv. Clinton.... .... 1.50pm 2.35pm
Lv. Laurens.. ..... 2.35pm 2.12pnm
C. & W. C.
Ar. Greenville. . .. 4.00pm 12.20pmi
Ar. Spartanburg. .. 4.O5pm 12.20pm
S. A. L.
Ar. Abbeville .. .. 3.55pm 1.02pm
Ar. Greenwood.. .. 3.27pm 1 .33pn
Ar. Athens...... .. 6.5pm 10.30ami
Ar. Atlanta........ 8.45pm 8.00aam
A. C. L 54. 55.
Lv. Columbia.... .. 5.00pmn 11.15am
Lv. Prosperity... .. 6.26pm 9.50am
Lv. Newberry.. .... 6.44pm 9.32anm
Lv. Clinton.... ...7.35pm 8.44am
Lv. Laurens.. .. ...7.55pm 8.20am
C. &W. C.
Ar. Greenville.. ... 9 30pm 7.00am,
I 8. A. L
Ar. Green wooa.. . 2.28am 2.38ani
Ar. Abbevilie.... .. 2.56am 2.08arr
Ar. Athens.. .... .. 5.4am 11.59pmn
Ar. Atlanta.. .. ...7.5am 9.55pm'
Nos. 52 and 53 arrive and denart
from Union Station, Columbia, daily,
and run through between Charlestor
Nos. 54 and an arrive and depart
Gervais street, Columbia. daily
cept Sunday, and run through be
tween Columbia and Greenville.
For information ask agents or write
W. 3. CraIg, P. T. M.,
Wilmington, N. C.
J. F. Livingston, 5 A.,
rColumbia U. C..
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daily from Co- . TEA CERS' EXAMINATION.
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~een Charleston1 An extra teachers' examination will -
*be held at the court house, Friday,
ly, from Green- January 12, 1912, beginning at 9 a. m.
Arr.ives Colum- and closing at 4 p. m. The examilna
~usta 8:35 p. m- tion questions will b'e based on the
m. recently adopted text books. Those
ly, from Columa- wi a are now teaching without a cer
tif cate ar.e requestedto stand' this ex
iy, from Green- ar.'nation.
Pullman sleep- J. S. Wheeler,
to Charleston., County Superinten.dent of Education.
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