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VOLUME LVIII, NUMBER 19. NEWBERRY, S. C., TUESDAY, MARCH 7, 1922. TWICE A WEEK, $2.00 A YEAR
COX GOES TO SEE
FORMER PRESIDENT TAKING N<
PART IN CONTROVERSY
Sbifting of "Entangling Alliance
Positions Embarrassing to
Hugh W. Roberts in The State.
Washington, March 2.?A discus
sion this afternoon between forme
President Wilson and James M. Cox
erstwhile Democratic nominee for th
presidency, was not for the purpos*
of encompassing the defeat of th
treaties brought forth by the Wash
ington conference. The discussion, i
is said, resulted from a call by thi
former candidate, who, while en routi
to New York, stopped over to pay re
spects to the former chief executive
T\r?w> r. Iacq f l-l fVlO fnrlYIPV TITP?
i i/ciijutiaio tivot wv i/iic *vi ^
| ident, declare tonight that Mr. Wilsoi
| - will not, according to their belief
k take part in the fight. Senator Car
B ter Glass repeated former statement
to the effect that he had not beei
consulted as to Democratic policy b:
Mr. Wilson ancl had not seen him fo:
Senator Hitchcock, in speaking
against the four power treaty thi:
afternoon, was charged by Senatoi
* ?/D \ wi+U inr?Ay?c?icf.
juenroui \ JTCCU U UUV.a ii / ?H/U ua v/noiov.
ency, because of his active suppor
of the Versailles treaty, involving en
tangling alliances. Senator Hitchcocl
retorted that Senator Lenroot, nov
supporting the four power treaty, op
posed the Versailles treaty because i
involved "entangling alliances," th<
repeated old story of the charge:
brought against the kettle by the pot
The change in posts on the part ol
some Democratic and many Republican
senators is apparently embarrass
^ ing to all.
KIWANIS CLUB MET
ON THURSDAY LAS!
The Kiwanis clui> at its regulai
meeting on Thursday the 2nd, ha(
several prominent business men ol
the town as its guests, and also th(
Newberry college championship bas
kethall team. The guests were cor'
^ * n
dially welcomed dv Aiarion jLravia
who had charge of the meeting, anc
President John Carson. A happy re
sponse was made by Captain Shealj
on behalf of the basketball boys.
The grill room of the Xewberrj
hotel was plumb full of good people
and the tables were full of gooc
things to eat.
Movirtn noHpfi An Rotarian Wright
and Rev. Meng, both responding with
short talks on law and order, which
had lots of good thought in them.
Neither, however, got too serious tc
pUt across a few snappy jokes. We
knew it to be true all the time, bu1
were a little bit surprised when Ro
tarian Wright admitted that the towr
of Newberry was going to be jus'
what the Kiwani-s club wanted it tc
John Setzler led the singing, and
he's getting worse and worse every
chirp. The thing that is not generally
understood is how he manages to retain
his high-salaried job in one oi
the local church choirs.
Mac. was not satisfied with the
prominence given him by the innovation
of calling the roll at each meeting
but took the opportunity of deUiiv.c?n1-P
r\f o -few wnrds nf aH.
IIV CI illg uiniccii v/i ci ?
vice on general subjects, and a taH
on finances. Mac is a grand colltc
tor. but oh, you conscicnces.
Johnny Carson was responsible fo
the silent boosts on this occasion, an<
Oswald gave the attentance prize
which was won by Leonard Haiti wan
ger, on the fifth draw.
A jrreat deal of additional interes
in ladies' ni^rht which is to be on th<
lGth was occasioned when it was announced
that Dr. Sykes of Harts
viile was to be the speaker. It did
n't hurt the enthusiasm any eithei
when we learned that the Draytor
Rutherford chapter would serve th<
K J : _ l i_ 1 .1?
--v ^uuu many jokcs nave ween maut
about the income tax, jut to the mar
who has to pay it, it is a serious mat
If we are the posterity that ou
foreiatners prayea ior, wnat sort o
folks do you suppose our posterit;
Prosperity, March 6.?At a meet'
3 ing of the Farmers Cooperative asso
ciation held at the town hall Saturday
afternoon, A. E. Schilletter, assistan
" extension horticulturist of C.emsor
college was present and addressed the
meeting on Sweet Potatoes. Then
are lew Crops SO wen auapa-u IA
South Carolina conditions as th<
sweet potato, and this crop offers tc
Y the growers every advantage > <r suc^
cessful growth that is offered b." othei
9 field or truck crops. Soil sel< clion
e preparation, fertilizing, careful fi
e ting and planting and cultivating ai
" the essentials of success in the grow1
ing of sweet potatoes which were ful
ly explained by Mr. Schilletter. The
3 1J?11 voi-mti- ie fhn nntntft th?.
Jixaii vcti iv. tai *??>, ?
" this association will plant upon aii
vice from T. B. Young, president ol
the South Carolina Potato association
1 Dr. M. T. Seay, assistan4 state vet'
erinarian, was in Prosperity Saturday
~ * 1 ' 1 ^ - ? r\-p fnh.
in tne interest 01 ^uu
3 erculosis of cows. Latest statistics
1 show that 40 per cent of tuberculosis
; of infants is directly duo to th;; ho1
vine type of the bacillus of koch. Dr.
Seay has tested 499 cows in this com?
munity and is now putting on an ad5
ditional test of approximately 200
t The William Lester chaptor, Y D,
i C.. met in an enjoyable session Sat
urday afternoon with Mrs. George W.
Harmon at her home on Main street.
The interior of the home was atlracj.
tively arranged with a profusion of
> yellow jonquils. The business session
j was taken up principally with the disi
cussion of a card tournament to be
: given by the cnapier xor ur- ur:iv.u.
of the community league. The proi
gram on General Wade Hampton was
conducted by Miss Effie Hawkins. Mrs.
R. T. Pugh gave a' sketch of the
Hampton family; Miss Ethel Saner
* told of Hampton in the Confederate
wov thP ipader crave a description of
- the Red Shirt campaign in 1876; Miss
j Edna Fellers told of the life of Hampl
ton after the war; Miss Hawkins
> closed the program by reading the
. poem, "Wade Hampton Rides To.
| day," by Prof. Geo. A. Waucope.
I A sunny color scheme of yellow and
I white was observed in all details of
. the tempting menu served by the hosr
tess and her niece. Miss Rebecca Harman.
,*} Mrs. R. T. Pugh entertained at a
, dinner party Saturday in honor of
1 the sixth birthday of her daughter
Sarah. Her chum, little Martha Har.
mon, was an honor guest.
i! A charming party ox oawiuav c?[
[ ening was given by Misses Louise and
Mary Bedenbaugh, when they enter>
tained the Young People's society of
i Grace church of which they are mem;
bers. Five tables, daintily appointed
.. and featuring the St. Patrick motif
. in nil dptails. were arranged for pro
I ??.. ?
t gressive games, the score cards being
> shamrocks for the boys and Irish hats
for the girls. Miss Effie Hawkins won
1 the girls' prize while the boys' fell to
Hey ward Singley. Following the
- games St. Patrick gelatine topped
. with whipped cream was serveu. luaether
with cakes and green mints.
The James D. Nance C. of C. will
t meet Saturday afternoon at 4 o'clock
. with Misses Salome and Bernice Dom.
The Eastern Star chapter will hold
"' 1 wnotirn. TllP5f!a\:
IIS regular muncui^r iiiv^
c evening at 7:30 at the Masonic hall.
Miss Gertrude Bobo of Baltimore
was the week-end guest of Mrs. J. H.
:1 Miss Johnnnie Raw! of Lykesland
has been visiting her sister, Mrs. M.
- C. Morris.
P. K. Harmon has returned to Litt
lie Mountain after visiting his moth2
cr, 'Mrs. Ralph Grant.
Harold Wallace is leaving todaj
- for Piedmont, Ala., after spending
- several weeks with Mrs. George W
' ? - . ......
i 31iss jfcmma tiowers nas j^one 10 im
? Columbia hospital for an operation.
President Henry Black of ihe Sout?
Carolina Lutheran synod was a visi'
; tor to our town last week.
1 Mrs. A. H. Kohn of Columbia ha.!
- returned home after visiting: Mr. anc
Mrs. A. G. Wise.
Mr. and Mrs. A. it. nawtuns mo
r tored to the capital city for a few
f ! days' stay last week.
y At a meeting of the town eounci
I Thursday (.. W Redenbnuarh was
, CENSUS REPORTS
PER CAPITA COST
-j FIGURES FOR SOUTH CAROLINA
' ; GIVEN
> ^ * o??
viraauai increase jji i\cv.vip>9 ??.?
Expenditures From Year to
'; Hugh W. Roberts in The State.
} I Washington, Mrreh 2.?The bureau
j of the cer sus aur ces thai he cr-st
| of govern i ith Carolina for
: the fisea , ' to $ j
06 7,433, . cost ' $
i In 1017 < :a co>i v.Js $ 1-6
" arid in 1 . t' ? totals ior
these y* " < . 1,539,56' md $2,.079,507.
r<. e\ ; eiy. The t. " c :pi :
cost 1 iO consisted cf r p-ns<
<; .11 !
01 guilt rl urucii isiivui-, - ?. i
p:. menis fox interest, 17 cents and
fo. outlays, 36 cents.
i ' he ".otal revenue receipts in 102
. \vore $5,756,578, or $;'.40 per capita,
i or the fiscal year the per capita exi
cess of governmental costs over rev-j
i enue eceipts was 54 cents.
I Prt nertv and special taxes consti-'
I 1 jtute
the greater part of the revenue j
'in a majority of s ates. In South Carolina
they represented G5.1 per cent'
! for 1920; 64.4 per cent for 1917; and
; 64.9 per cent for 1914. The increase,
I in the amount of property and special j
-11 - a - J i/i O 1-wiv. frnm
; taxes collected was xt.cr ^<.1 ^?
,1914 to 1917, and 84.2 per cent from j
1917 to 1920. The per capita property
and special taxes for the three;
specified years were $2.22, $1.24 and
j Earnings of federal departments or J
' compensation for services rendered by (
'slate officials, represented 19.9 per;
j cent of the total revenue of 1920;!
121.7 per cent for 1917, and 2^.9 perl
'cent for 1914. k ... J
Business and non-business licenses,!
I which in previous years included re- !
' ceipts from liquor licenses, constitut-1
n'] Si nor cent of the total revenue
i fori920; 7.5 per cent for 1917, and
j 4.8 per cent for 1914. Receipts from
! business licenses consist chiefly of
i taxes exacted from insurance and
j other incorporated companies, while
, those from non-business licenses com|
prise taxes on motor vehicles and
j amounts paid for hunting and fishnig
I (Jl i V nc^ca.
j The net indebtedness (fund and J
[floating debt less hunting funds as-J
[ sets) of South Carolina is decreasing,
being $3.22 per capita for 1C20;
$3.^2 for 1917, and $3.40 for 1914.
J The per capita levy for South Carolina
for 1920 was $3.19.
Calvin Crozier Chapter
The Calvin Crozier chapter, U. D.
C., will meet Tuesday, March 7 at 4
1 o'clock at the home of Mrs. Ernest
| Summer, with Miss Sara Caldwell,
! Mrs. Robt. Holmes and Mrs. Elbert
, Dickert as associate hostesses.
Miss Julia Kibler, Pres.
Mrs. J. L. Feagle, Sec.
i it _1. at Rethel-Garmany !
AlVt .. Uf.yv. ?
The Ladies of the Mt. Bethel-Gari
j many School Improvement association
] will serve a hot supper at Mr. B. B.
j Leitzsev's residence on Wednesday
,| night, March 8, 1922. Plates will be
.j 35 cents each.
I elected a member of the commission j
of public works.
' j 11. K. Wise of Columbia spent Sun- j
; day with Mr. and Mrs. A. G. Wise.
' j D. M. Beden'oau^h of Wofford Fit
i tinf school is home on a short visit.
J Mrs. Virgil Kohn was taken to the j
U Columbia hospital Saturday for treat-1
4. ' I
' j ment. j
Misses Helen Nichols, Eunice Liv-j
ingston and Vida Count-s spent the
j week-end in Silverstreet. I
i Miss Lula Cromer of Newberry has
r been visiting Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence
' j Cromer.
j County Agent T. M. Mills spent the
in Snartanburc: attending
! j- aj o ... ? j _
- | an agents' meeting.
j Mrs. G. Y. Hunter and Miss Mary
i. DeWalt Hunter spent several days
- j last week in Columbia.
j Miss Jean Adams of Pelzer was the
5 j week-end gues tof rMs. J. C. Schum1
Mrs. T. L. Brown of Spenser has
- been visiting Mrs. E. 0. Counts.
'( Mr. C. H. Keitzei oi me mmeraii
; seminary preached at Grace church
1 .Sunday and was the g;uest of Mr. and
?" Mrs. K. \V. Wens.
OPERETTA BY NEWBERRY !
TALENT FRIDAY NIGHT
Everything is read} ~nd the e
is set for the present.if ion ' e
operetta, Snow^VVhite and th( 1
The .'11 ' u of th opt
, foundei on Gnnv- Vs a*el1 ;
; fairy o* nite.'' !
words oy Clara L. J-.urnh:. a?.u '
the mus e by George F. Ruff. !
There is a b?aut'ful story running
throughout. The muiic, which is in- j
tcj. pe:.-ed with ppeak:ng parts, is sim
and yet beautiful, and culminates'
a g. a^d finale. Xot the least pieas^
na of the show will be the beaui
s Goode Burton nlavs the if- 1
o* incess Snow-Wh to. The queen
:<s : orrc, ited bv Ir W. K. Got ;
wald, Mi? arolyn < r. ;r i kes t'.ie!
"part of magic mirror. -Vubrey!
1 ley pii - s the part of the prince,
carl the huntsman is played by John
B. Sc-tzler. The seven dwarfs, the
chorus of forest children, and the
chorus of small children are composed
of pupils of Speer Street school.
In all, seventy-eight take part in the
You will L-e agreeably surprised
when you hear the chorus of children
sing. If you enjoy seeing children
act and hearing them sing you don't
want to miss this operetta.
The proceeds from the show will be
used for the school library.
Mrs. E. B. Setzler is director and
pianist. / i
Remeiwber the place is the opera
house, and the time is 8:30 Friday
evening, March 10th.
Admission: 50c downstairs; gallery
25c. No seats reWved.
General Sessions Court
The March term of the court of
berry on the 20th instant, with Judge
r, TTT l I^C IT
tlllO. ?>. Wilson OI maiming pi coming.
The following- are the petit jurors
J. G. Setzler, Whitmire.
J. W. Warner,.Prosperity.
W. P. Sheppard, Prosperity.
J. L. Watkins, Chappells.
J. T. Hunter, Prosperity.
T. P. Wicker, .Newberry.
L. B. Bedenbaugh, Prosperity.
M. E. Glymph, Pomaria.
C. E. Rikard, Oakland.
A. B. Miller, Newberry.
F. W. Brehmer, Kinards.
T\ T7* /-????? XT
1/. J'j. VAUC1) in v " ui 11 J . .
I. E. Stroud, Mollohon.
L. B. Boland, Pomaria.
T. P. Richardson, Prosperity.
Joe Henry Baker, Whitmire.
F. M. Satterwhite, Newberry.
0. B. Bowers, Newberry.
W. F. Lominick, Newberry.
L. F. Price, Mollohon.
J. M. Bickley, Newberry.
S. B. McCarley, Newberry.
B. S. Wicker, Prosperity.
J. Berry Hartman, Prosperity.
T1 T Qnfrrlnv Mawlinm' I
X. X. UCl/iiVi , v ?t Wv* 4 J .
A. B. Wise, Prosperity.
Geo. J. Sligh, Newberry.
E. L. Strauss. Prosperity.
L. H. Senn, Chappells.
J. M. Cromer, Pomaria.
M. F. Hardeman, Newberry Mills.
F. C. Merchant, Newberry.
C. W. Ringer, Pomaria.
H. P. Wicker, Prosperity.
J. R. Longshore, Newberry.
C. L. Hunnicut, Whitmire. 1
The following new grand jurors
were drawn for the ensuing year:
i \V. T. Livingston, JNewJjerry.
W; H. Sanders, Silverstreet.
G. S. Ruff, Newberry.
J. 0. Wessinger, Prosperity.
J. R. Paysinger, Newberry.
| J. E. Monts, Prosperity.
T. B. Wood, Siiverstreet.
C. J. Purcell, Newberry.
John X. Livingston, Xewberryi
j R. M. Werts, Newberry.
I J. H. Baxter, Newberry.
J. C. Mills, Kinards.
! Jno. B. Scurry, Chappells.
I J. W. Johnson, Newberry,
j J. C. Schumpert, Prosperity.
' Jno. H. Ruff, Newberry.
J. A. Sease, Newberry.
J. E. Sease, Newberry.
What the country needs is another
I administration that will promise a
full dinner pail and deliver the goods.
| The* bolshevists may hate us, -but
ithoy are willing to ont our bren?l. ^
SEATED IN CHAIF
REMAINS IN STATE OF APPAR
.Attorneys Try Until Last Moir .
to Get S! ./ of
i ite stir .
s:at of Ver
la/ du air .yJPf
aut ^e' MaHs
day ; . -in;;- \
in n />V? ? *>' in v flir'h lift 1H,
when the tra? was j^jrunj
Almost unt'l the iro-u ' fm ' )
was sprung attorneys . r- * * (
procure a stay of execu n .
utes before the double u ' ..?
hanged Judge Scanlan n' <;
four minutes before pr
Da i took similar actio. p.. "o
** ? ??'* ~ ? UftU/vnf. />Avnnc ,.*o c t"l 1 P r
10 T a writ, t>l IIClUCCVO V-V/J.jL?ur ?*?V<
in the superior court less an ter
minutes before Church was hanged
Before it could be heard Church wa:
dead. The last minute efforts to sav(
Church's life were made on humani
tarlan grounds and on the contentior
that Church was not in court during
a sanity hearing.
Earlier in the day Church was vis
ited in the death cell by his parents
and sister and spoke their names, hi:
first words since he started the hun
ger strike. He made no statement
,^nr>.^,nVic nf flip rifirif wer<
JL va v.?v ..w..0 0
made for the first time in Cook coun
Church last summer killed Bernar<
Daugherty and Carl Ausmus, automo
bile salesmen. He lured them one a
a time to the basement of his-^onn
and beat them to death with a club
according to his confession. Daugh
erty's body he threw into a rive:
while that of Ausmus he buried in hi'
garage. Even before the bodies wer<
disposed of Church took his mothei
and a neighi>or for a ride in the car
After the date for the executioi
- ' * ' J ^
had been set, attorneys meu <x pc
tition asserting Church had becorm
insane since conviction and there wa:
a postponement. He was found t(
be sane. Then followed futile ap
peals to the state board of pardons
to the governor and finally to th<
federal courts. His father and mo
ther, although broken by the disgrace
expressed their willingness that hi
pay the penalty for the crime.
During Church's hunger rstrike hi
was forcibly fed through a tube.
ROTARY LUNCHEON <J
The program committee of the Ro
tary club gives out the following pro
gram for their luncheon Tuesday th?
Earle Babb, a talk on Rotary edu
John Goggans, Jr., Are the presen
game laws satisfactory to the hun
Lad Eskridge, on to Winston-Salen
to the conference.
Hask Kibler, Rotary and my classi
Ben Dorritv, reading of the firs
James Kinard, a members obliga
tion to his club.
Foster Martin, Boy Scouts am
Bob Mayes, a funny story.
The club has recently adopted thi
nf tnk-ino- the members in alpha
betical order for the program, whicl
will give all the members an equa
opportunity to display their talents
The Rotarians enjoy some splendi<
talks from their members and whei
they want a rousing: good speech the;
don't have to import speakers, fo
they are in their midst.
* t - i.1.
A number ot tne memoers 01 tm
local club plan to attend the Winston
Salem conference on March 21st an<
22nd. Great things are in store fo
those who make this trip.
Recently several members of th<
local club have visited other Rotar;
clubs and send back fine accounts o
the meeting's. John Kinard in th<
last few weeks has dined with the Co
lumbia, Atlanta and Hot Springs clut
and Bill Wallace took in a meeting it
MUCH WORK AHEAD
Adjournment Planned for Saturday
But Senate Has a Big Calendar
; C i- i?rd.
e ' are enters this week
is . the last lap of the
ir ,sion. The senate meets
' ;v night and the house on Tuesrt.
The big work is with the
: '.ranch of the general assembly,
wrie tho b use of representatives is
tica!!y marking time.
Vith a calendar of forty pages
"? <> before the senate for its conin
it appears that a number
ii -wide bills will die an easy
de A. iust passing away for lack
, o at.., cion. The bills that are left
j jr> ."lendar this year will be
.'"d;" i, forever dead." Last year
r -.ores ihat were still on the calen,
' v Mt the close of the session remain;
e '?n the calendar over this session, i
' I* s the If -:slature is to be reor!
' f i./:ed in 1923 measures that are
i i/ind:ng when the final gavels fall in
. | the two houses'will pass off the calen5
j j There has been quite a bit of dis.
cussion as to whether the luxury tax
i bill will b'eecme law this year. After
r' receiving an unfavorable committee
' j i
report, the vote being 11 to 2, ac-1
cording to information, there was a
sj fight made to revive it and it was
;-sent back toNthe finance committee to
. be reconsidered and perhaps amend.
j ed. The measnre is still in the com v
I mlffno rnnn hnf mv bp rnn?idprefl
.! this week, since the committee has
| finished its work on the appropriation
i, bill. There has been some gossip,
-| however, that the bill might r.ot be-j
t come law at this session. The hydro2
electric tax bill has been brought back
i, to the senate after having been killed
. once this session. It is now on third
r; reading in the senate with a "without
5 recomme::d:itron report."
> Among the b'lls still on the calr
endar, of the senate are several meas.
j ures affecting the revenue program
i of the state. Among these are the
.! measures to give the general assembly j
? ? ? ? ? *" ? ^ a > l ^ f ' 1 A I
0 power lu lix JUSL auu vrv|uii.<. /ic mcano
s! of raising revenue, one to authorize
) j the state tax "omnrssion to order an
J abatement or refund of taxes in cer,
tain cases. ?nd other to regulate the
2 licensing of the sale of stocks and
. ether securities', one to provide a
I sr>hpr?nlp nr fpps for foreisrn corDora
b . tions and cnc to give the general asj
sembly further financial control over
2 all state expenditures and revenues so
as to provide for means of enforcement
by the state contingent funds
? The "Foster telephone bill" which
?; was debated for two sessions Fri^
I day is carried over unt'l Tnesdav.
> . The senate has refused to kill the bill
-land indicated its intention to nss |
"[the bill, but amendments have pro-j
e vokcd heated opposition and the final
vote was not reached last week.
The "bad check" bill is also on the
calendar for consideration Tuesday.
j Efforts to call it up Friday were un"j
j The appropriation bill is to be re
1ported Monday night and may oe taKen
up for consideration Tuesday.
In the senate the past week an effort
was made to recall the bill pro^
v:ding for a merger of the railroad
and public service commissions to
have an amendment giving the new
commission certain powers, which
-^jwere objected to by some of the sen
, % _ , 1 J.
ators. However, it is stated now tnai
this fight will be abandoned.
2 j In the house the past week the rep";
resentatives voted for passage of the
n Simonhoff bill to provide for physical
' examination by prospective bride
' grooms before they can be married,
* and when it came near meeting death
1 and was recommitted. The bill was
^ killed in the senate earlier in the sesri
There is much work ahead of the
e senate?considerably more than a
" week's business, unless some excep^
tional speed is shown. The senate,
r, however, has voted to adjourn sine
t J * ~ ~ ^ J 4-U/i v?/%e?r\1n f\s\r\ ic r? r\"\17 in
I Uie tUlU U1C 1MU1UHU11 iWJ 1AL V..<W
| Henry Ford is not the only man
"twho cannot see why gold should i>e
the basis for money, but he is the
^ .-.-./-vr.f innnt KiKinosc man u'hn hn?
11 ever come to that point of view.
AT COLUMBIA HOME
RECOGNIZED AUTHORITY ON
Former Superintendent of State Ho*. 4
pital for Insane Succumbs After
The State, 4.
"n-?* Tomiic Rjihoock. alienist
JL/it VMiliVg ?l www M 7 _
and recognized authority on pellagra,
died suddenly at his residence, Pinehurst,
yesterday morning about 5
o'clock after a short illness. Dr. Babcock
suffered an attack of influenza
last Christmas but had apparently re
| covered. He was on the streets a few
j days ago and had been ill but a snort
i time when the end came. The announcement
of his death yesterday
was a sui-prise and shock to his numerous
friends and admirers.
Dr. Babcock -was easily one of the
j best known and most cultured physicians
of South Carolina; was almost
to the hour of his death a diligent
I student in his chosen line of work
and was held in highest regard by
j persons familiar with his scholarly
I attainments. His death removes from
this city a man who had devoted a
large part of his life to a study of
mental diseases and to pellagra. He
was easily one of the outstanding
nf +Vi a SntlfVl
j ClIlC il iOC/O Vi WA.AW
Dr. Babcock, who was >born in Chester,
August 11, 1856, was the son of
Dr. Sidney E. Babcock and Margaret
Woods Babcock, the former having
received his training in Europe. The
son after completing his preparatory
studies entered Harvard university
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j and took the full academic course ana
| then entered the medical school at
Harvard and completed that course.
For some years after his- college career
he was assistant physician at
McLean hospital, Somerville, Mass.,
and specialized in mental diseases.
Heads State Hospital
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During Governor Tillman's nrst administration
Dr. B. W. Taylor was
requested to recommend a head for
the state hospital for the insane and
as a result of that request Dr. Bab
cock came to Columbia in 1891 to accept
the superintendence*. Dr. Babcock
devoted the best years of his
life to the care and ?tudy of the
j state's unfortunates. With small appropriations
he had to build additional
quarters to meet the constantly
growing demands upon the institution
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and when it is consiuereu now
he h3d to work with, his accomplishments
at the hospital are little short
of marvelous. , .
It was while Dr. Babcock was superintendent
of the hospital that he made
the first observation of pellagra in
the South and subsequently he became
a recognized suthorty on this
irr.lady as well as on mental diseases
There was always a close friendsh'o
between B. R. Tillman and Dr. Ba >cock
and after the terrible storm of
1S93, when the coast of the state and
the islands along the coast suffered
severely. Dr. Babcork went to the
scene as the personal representative
of the governor. He spent weeks in
helping the unfortunate people, many
of whom were ill as a result of the
storm. An another occasion Senator
Tillman and Dr. Babcock traveled
abroad together for a consideraDie
period and it was during this time
that Wr. Brbcock gave special study
to pellagra in Italy.
Opened Private Sanitarium
After leaving the state hospital in
1914, Dr. Ba^cock opened a private
sanitarium for nervous and mental
cases near the city of Columbia and
met with decided success in this work.
Dr. Babcock was an ardent lover of
his state, of its traditions and of its
history. He was an omnivorous reader
and kept his room plentifully supplied
with volumes and when troubled
with insomnia would turn on the
light and read in bed. He had a remarkably
retentive memory and could
give quickly and accurately informa*
tion on a vast number of subjects.
To what he termed his "fads," which
were collecting books and antique
furnituret he devoted much time and
often said that persons should have
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some sucr. noooy as a means 01 recreation.
One of the delights of Dr. Bab
cock's life was the weekly meeting
with a group of five young students at
the South Cnrolinr Medical college,