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; THE PICKENS SENTIN
E-tered Ap, e03 8. 0. as second e Ias I m atter, under act OfSongrems of March 8, 1879
41st Year PICKENS. S. C., SEPTEMBER 28 1911.
" STATE NEWS.
YIppenings in South Carolinp of Inter
est to the People.
Splendid Plant for New Asylum
A Newberry special to the
Greenville News says;
In the light both, of the size
and cost of the undertaking,
and Qf its importance, irrespect
ive of cost, the State Hospital
commission has in charge one
'i-of 43J most important under
takings in which South Carolina
is now engaged. Upon his re
turn froih a recent meeting of
the commission in Columbia,
Secretary E. H. Aull was
asked for a statement as to
what had been done by the new
commission. Secretary Aull
said:
"The State Hospital commis
sion created by act of the legis
lature for the purpose of devel
oping an entirely new plant and
with the view of eventually
moving the entire Hospital for
the Insane to the new location
has been moving slowly with
its work, and has not given out
for publication very much that
has been done. I feel that the
people of the state are entitled
to know what is being done by
the commission. As I conceive
it, it is one of the most import
ant works that is beig under
taken in the state of South.y
olina at this time.
"The commission was estab
-elshed at (he session of the legis
( laXXmin 1910 ,and d 4propri
ation of $100,000 ias made. Of
this appropriation, the comniis
sion, during 1910, spent in round
numbers $53,000 in the purchase
of liand, acquiring about 1800 to
2000 acres on the Southern Rai
way, beginning at a point six
*niles from Columbia and ex-,
tending along the railway about
six miles. It is an ideal site for
an institution of this character,
and I do not believe a better or
more suitable location could
have been found in South Car
olina.
At the session of the legisla
ture in 1911. -the commission
was continued, and an addi
tional appropriation of $200,000
was made for the pur)ose of
erecting buildings and other
*wise developing the plant. Tlhe
new commission has found it
ecessary to purchase additional
lands and ab'out $8,000 has been
exnenided for that purpose.
"'One of the first problems to
confront the commission was to
secure an adequate su1pply of
water. TIher~e are several
streams on the place, and Crane
creek, a much larger' stream, is
veryv near' to the lands of the
state, but the conmmission wvas
of the opinion that if water
could be secured by sinking a
deep) woll. it would furnish a
much purer supply and in the
end be more economical. One
of the first acts of the new com
mission wvas to Icontract for the
sinking of the deep wvell. There
has been considerable delay and
some trouble in the sinking of
the well, but the contractor
now claims that at a dlepth of
:350 feet he has an abundant
supply of good, pure water.
The supply will b~e tested duri
ing the present week.
''As to the plan of the build
ings, the commission yisited a
number of modern institutions!
in the North and East that are
constructed on the general plan
upon which It is proposed to
construct the present hospital.
..The. colony plan is the one gen
a dotd, the prison idea
gan exploded one for the
care of the insane. It is desired
to lay out a plan that will in
clude a colony for the tubercular
tpatients, a colony for the pella
gra patients, a farm colony and
a colony for the acute, and a
colony for the idiotic and imbe
cile. Having a large acreage of
land, this will be 'accomplished
without trouble and without
crowding of course. It will take
a number of men, and build
with 'day labor rather than let
the buildings by contract. With
that in view, P. J. 0. Smith, an
experienced contractor, has been
employed as superintendent of
onstruction.
"At a meeting last week, it
was decided to purchase brick,
lime and cement and also to
make arrangements with the
Southern Railway to run a per
manent sidetrack in the prop
erty. A number of bids and
samples were offered of various
material, and the contract for
the brick was let to the Granite
Brick company, of Colunbia. of
which Mr. Hyatt is president.
The commission visited the
I)lant and inspected the bricl5,
and I am satisfied a very advan
tageous trade for the state has
been made. In fact, I had no
idea that such a complete and
Lp-to-date brick plant had been
built anywhere in South Caro
lina. It is modern in every par
ticular and turns out a high
grade of brick, and the price
pOid is just a little lower than
any price the commission had
offered.
"The commission is working
harmoniously and for the best
interests of the state as the com
mission sees it. They have the
invaluable experience of their
chairman, Dr. J, W. Babcock,
as a guidance in their work.
Their whole aim is to do the
best they can for the state's un
fortunate wards."
Bankers Agree to Finance Road.
A despatch from -Andersdn to
The State under recent date,
says
Plans to construct an electric
road fr->m Abbeville to Easley,
60 Miles in lenath, passing thro'
the city of Anderson, have tak
en definite shape, and it is be
lieved thaV within a short while
the work will be under way,
M, N. Patterson of this city has
been working on the project,
mnakiniig surveys, estimates and
securing rights of way, and has
been ln constant todch with a
prominent Newv York banking
concern that has nowv awnounced
that it will finance the building~
of the road. Mr. Patterson hias
just returned from New 'York,
where he wvent over the proposi
tion in detail wvith the bankers,
and today he is ini receipt of the
following self-explanatory let
ter:
"Refer-ring to the Anderson
Abbeville & Easley railroad pr-o
position, will say that we wil
ag-roe to underwrite the neces
sary bonds to build and construec
a standard gauge railroad 6(
miles in length, material to bi
first-class in every respect, raih
to be new, 70-pound; standari
ties, etc., provided you will se
cure cash $150,000 along the 1 im
of said road, payable as the roa(
is constructed in sections of ter
miles, and not after the road ib
completed; and provided furbhei
that a competent engineer makes
a thorough preliminary repor1
satisfactory to the underwriters
said report to be made at the ex
pense of the company and t<
cost n t over $1,200, one-half oj
which) Is to be paid before the
engineer leaves New York, th<
balan e when the report
Ypleted '-This propositlo
for your immediate acceptance
or rejection."
The proposed route traverses
some of the best farming coui
try in the Piedmont region. It
goes through very fine country
in Anderson and Aobeville coun
ties. It extends into Pickens
county only six miles. In An
derson the road will be 37 miles
and in Abbeville county 17 miles.
t will cost approxi matelv $800,-..
000.
The people of Abbeville counl
ty have agreed to raise $40,~00
of the needed amount to comply
with the provisions of the Now
York bankers-, the town of Ab
beville in that county will raise
an additional $10,000, -and the
remainder will be raised in An
derson and Pickens county.
Business men here are behind
the proposition, and it is going
to succeed.
Clemson Opens With Eight Hundreg.
A special to the Greenville
News of Sept. 18th, from Clem
son, says: The nineteenth ses
sion of Clemson College began
at nine o'clock this morning.
Never in the history of Clemson
is the attendance been so large.
Eight hundred cadets have al
ready matriculated, and others
are coming. Clemson now has
the largest body of students of
any college in South Carolina.
Hazing has been practically
abolished. Every old cadet is
required to sign a pledge not to
engage in any form of hazing.
He is required to copy the pledge
and sign his name to it. This,
it is believed, will do away with
hazing at Clemson.
Many improvements have
been made during the summer.
An dditional -story has been
added-to barrack number one.,
piazzas are being built in front
of barracks inumber two. The
dining hall has been remodeled
and enlarged, while the work of
buiilding cement walks all over
the campus will begin soon.
The new dairy is almost com
pleted. With these, and other
improvements, the-present ses
sion proniises to be the best in
the history of Clemson.
To Investigate Pellagra.
IIn spite of the scepticism with
which 1he suggestion has been
received in this section, the fed
eral governiment is giving the
most caret u. and painstaking
consideration to the fheory that
pellagra is caused, or transmit
ted from one person to another.
through the bite of the Buffalo
gnat or ot her insects of the same
species,.
To make a (careful study of
the relations bet ween the prev
alence of this gnat, and the dis
ease, an invest igation lasting at
least several weeks will this
wveek b~egin in the Glendale and1
other mill villages in Spartan
burg county, where pellagra is
known to prevail. This investi
gation will be under the super
vision of State Health Officer J.
IA dams Hayne, D~r. R. M. Grimm
of the United States in arine~ hos
pital service, and an entomolo
gist whom the federal depart
ment will send to this spot.
This investigation in to the
mysterIous disease has been
brought about through the ef
forts of Congressmen Joseph T.
Johnston and1 A. F. Lever, and
Dr. J. Adams H-ayne, who have
had the matter up with several
departments of the federal gov'
ernent for about a year pest.
You will not see any /uor
3 or other fake advertiseme ts in
~ his nd
ch
SAD DEATH.
I1r. Wadley T. Porter Accidentally Shot
Last Saturday.
One of the saddest accidents
ever to occur in this county took
place last Saturday afternoon,
near Cross Roads Baptist church
in which Wadley T. Porter lost
his life. He, in company with
Mr. A. J. Looper, Felton and
Alvah Wood, the last two being
boys, started out In the after
noon for a rabbit hunt. Mr.
Looper and Mr. Porter each had
a gun, and after hunting awhile
the dogs acted as though they
were ready to jump a rabbit.
They drew nearer the dogs ex
pecting the rabbit any moment,
and eager to got a start they
tried to get positions of advan
tage. Mr. Porter was a little in
Mr. Looper's rear a'nd to his left
and moved quickly up and rath
er in front of Mr. Looper. Mr.
Looper had his gun in both
hands half raised, with his -fin
ger on the hammer and it half
cocked. As Mr. Porter moved
quickly forward he ran against
the muzzle of Mr. Looper's gun
which pushed it backward and
caused Mr. Looper to release his
hold on the hanuner and imme
diately the gun discharged the
entire contents of one barrel go
ing into the bowels of Mr. Por
ter. He fell to his knees and
said: "Mr. Looper, you have
killed me, but you are not to
blame, it was an accident."
Mr. Looper picked him up and
sat down on 'the ground holding
.biin in his arms and on his lap.
The two boys went for help, but
before assistance reached them
Mr. Porter was dead. He lived
about three-fourths of an hour,
and died seemingly withou t pain
and happy. le was living on
Mr. Looper's farm and they
were close, warm friends.
Mr. Porter was well known
around here, being the young
est son of Mr. P. A. Porter whc
lives one mile out. He num
bered his friends by his acquain
tances, for all who knew hini
liked him. He had been a
Christian several years, was ac
tive in church work and a. dea
con .in the Baptist church.
H-is body was buried Sunday
afternoon inl the cemetery~ al
Secona. the funeral heingc con
(iucted by Rev. A. E. Hloward,
the pastor, assisted by Rev. J1
M. Stewart. The large con
c'ourise of people who at.tendet
this service testified as to th<u
esteem in .which he was held(
lie is survived by a widow, wh(
was Miss Hopkins, of Spartan
burg countyjand thr'ee chi ldren
the oldest about seven years anm
the youngest two months. Ani
to these we tenider sinerIe sym.
pathy. He was 29 years old.
No one censures or blame5
Mr. Looper for the accident. Ti
was wvholly unavoidlable. Th<
shock and strain and anguish i1
caused was a severe trial to hin
and1 he also has the sympath>
of his friends.
PEARID)GE.
Cotton-picking is the order o1
the day.
Several on this side1 attende
the baptizing at Rice Creek las
Sunday.
Mr. Oscat- Morgan is erectin
a nice residlence.
Mr. Editor, we are like p:oo
"Lonely Sweetheart," we car
brag on clear old Pearidlge. W
don't blame her for thinkini
her part of the country the hes
of all, for none seem dearer t<
us than old Pearidge.
ISubscribe for The Sentinel
To Help Market South's Cotton.
Press dispatches from .4q9n,
Ga., of the 20th say that the
organization of a $4,000,000 con
cern known as the Sputhern
Cotton corporation with an eye
to controlling the marketing of
the cotton of the Soith was
announced here to-day by
George Dole Wadley, of Boling
brooke, one of the wealthiest
men In Georgia, and represent
ing financial interests of great
extent, Associated with Mr.
Wadley, who will be president,
are John E. Wadley, of Way
cross, and John T. Moore, Leon
S. Dure, Jesse H. Hall, John
Mockey and W. E. Dunwoody,
of Macon.
The concern will work In con
nection with a string of banks
operated by the National Bank
Audit company, of which Wil
liam Barrett Ridgely, former
comptroller of the currency, is
president.
Thd Southern Cotton corpora
tion will advance farmers
money up to 7.5 per cent. of the
normal price on cotton deposited
in warehouses. This cotton
will be held, and -when the time
arrives each year when a cor
rect estimate of the crop can be
made, a, price will be fixed and
the cotton held until such price
is paid. .
Organization work, it was
stated by Mr. Wadley to-day,
has started in 1,000 counties
throughout the cotton belt. In
each county will be an advisory
board, all stockholders in the
corporation, composed of fivt
business men aind ibankers ani
twenty farmers. This countN
board will watch 'the crop and
report to the main offices which
will be in Macon. Mr. Wadley
announces that Eastern capital
has already been secured to in
sure success. Propaganda will
start at once.
World's Largest Bakery
The largest bakery in the
world is located at Essen, Prius
sia, the home of the great Krupi:
gun factory. It is a vast build.
ing in which seventy workmen
divided into two shifts, wor
night and day. Everything if
done by machinery. A screwN
turns unceasingly a kneading
tromLrh into wvhich are p)oure(
the req uir'ed amount of w~ate1
and ten sacks of flour of tw(
hundr('d poundls e'ach. TFh
maichinie makes, in aill, ab~ou
forty thousand pound1(s of br'ea
eac'h (lay in the shaipe of twenty
five thousand small loave's am
twenty five thousand large loave'
from two hundred and thirta
sacks of flour' of two hulndre(
1)ounds1 e'ach.
All of the operiations of' bread
m ak ing are perform ed ini th:
collossal bakery. Tfhe whea
arrives there, is cleaned,. gr'onm
and br'ought automatically t<
the kneading tr'ough by a serie
of rising andl descending pipes
Treare thir'tys-ix doub~loven:
and the workmen who wvatc]
over the bakinlg of the brea<
carn from eight to ten cents pe
hor', making an average o
ab~out inety-five cenmts per elev
en hour (lay.
They have coffee anid br'ea
fr'ee. They are r'equir'ed to kee
themselves spotlesslyV clean an
are given the use (of fine baUth
rooms, also free. Th'ley are r<
(Juired to wvash their hands ai
least eight times each day.
TPhis newsp~ap~er intends t
become a household conmpanlo
in every home in this couint~y
We expect to make it so news5
bright and cheery that ever
.home will have to have It.
WEIGHING AN ELEPHANT
1016
Simple. Yet ingenious, Method Pro- -eai
posed by Hindu Prince W
There Is a story often told in
India of Shajee, a Hindq prince, .
who on a certain occasion -
showed himself almost as clover
as Archimedes.
A high official had made a
vow that he would distribute to
the poor the weight of his, own
elephant in silver money, says
The New York Press. But the
great difficulty that at first pre
sented itself was the mode of as
certaining what this weight
really was. All the learned and
clever men of the court seem to
have endeavored in vain to con
struct a machine of sufficient
power to weigh the elephant.
At length Sajee came forward
and suggested a plan which was
simple, and yet ingenious in the
degree. He caused the unwield
ly animal to be conducted along
a stage specially made for the
purpose by the waterside into a
flat bottom boat. Then having
marked on the boat the height
to which the water reached
after the elephant had weighed
it down, the latter was taken
out and stones substituted in
sufficient quantity to hold the
boatto thesame line. The stones
were then taken to the scales,
and thus, to the aiazement of
the court, was ascertained the
true weight of the elephant.
College Hill Items.
I Prof. W. L. Thompson, Pr"ideut of
tlhe College, preached at the Wesleyan
church iri Greenv i4aft-&yw
Prof. J. M. Hancock mrade a bsiness
trip to Spartanburg on Saturday.
Misses Nellie and Callie Linebarger,
of the WV. M. U. spent a few days with
their fathe - in Danville. Va.
Messrs. L. 3umgarner, of Hickory,
N. C.. and T. S. Lawrence, of Calhoun,
S. C., and Miss Bessie Pearson, of Eas
ley, were new students at the W. M. C.
the past week.
The Good Book says that "tribulation
worketh patieice." 'Ihe teachers of
this section will have a good supply by
the timo the State books arrive. Three
sclools-Central uraded, liptist A cad
emv at Six Mile and our owi w. M.
College-.olc to the depositorv in Cen.
tral for the hooks furnislel by the State.
and up to this writing a few tof the books
have been omittil entirely from the
sl.ipments. The teachers a e stapliying
wvork its best they yon, antd makinig use
of the ol text-hooks so) far as they are
obt atinable, but the results are far from
sattisfactory. We aret gla'i thbe State
<ioits not chatnge bookls oftener than five
.years.
; llThe CIolle;ge Indlustrial Arsociat ion is
e m- ing rapidly to the. fr~onit in imort i
anice. Prof. . 1. M.I ancock, thle se'cre
tary-t reasturer,ln ha reived~ requets for
shae fomsevralofthe Sltate's, hot h
4 N<,rth and suith. Ne*arly a h undred
shiares have been sold alr eadi v. It is (cer
ntent, organizaationt of te comtpant y will
take place ont Oct. 6th, and the. work
- wA!ill actually b1'egin ti:s soon thereafter ats
' possible. We do not wanit aniy personi
t to lack atn educeationt becaits t htv ha v.
1 insuflicisnt meanis to pay their way
thtrough schtool. A p~air of hands uand a
mind to work are the best <ilalific.ionsi
Sfor ta success in life. And we believe
. hat the hest thlp that coat be futrr ished
a stuldent is an opportaumty to helpa him -i
self. 'This is the imi of te lnuitsitrialI
IA 'sociation.
Darby- Long.
- At, the home of Mr. George W. lDarby
at, Satndy Springs, Miss Nettie May Dar
by uand M tir. M arcu is (C. Ii )g -ver. mar -
ried last n ighit. Mr. Long is very well
kno~wnl in Anidersuon as he was court
stentographer for this district for many
years .Miss lDarby aliso spenlt several
months in Anderson last winter assist
ing in thte revision of records that was
,t done ini the ofice of the clerk of court,
She mady many friends while here. Mr.
aind Mrs. Lcng wvill reside in Walhalhla,
o where Mr. Long ts now practicing law.
a -Daily Mail, Sept. 19th.
Iisour purpose to give each
week fresh and readable news,
such as the people generally are
interested1 inl.

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