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10 YARbS FOR 87c.
Each and every customer making a Even the Peckerwoods and Squirrels Prepare for the Future. 10 YARDS FOR 43c.
Purhas $100and up Wednesday chndeeyusoeiltkga
and Friday, March 4th and 6th will be
entitled to 10 yards of best lc Opt
ing for 87c. Don't forget the place. A reT a Anhmfr4c ~ntnltk h
Racket, opposite Court House They W iser an You?
up on the square. Look for yellow -oae
PROVIDE FOR THE RAINY DAY
By Buying a Full Supply of Dry Goods, Clothing, Shoes, Etc., at the Closing Out Sale
while you can buy at your price. Follow the Byram Way--Byram Don't Care.
GOIN OU F BUINESS
10 TOWELS FOIL 43c1 AD FR1e
Each and every customer making a Ec ~ vr utiiriahi
purchase of $1.00 and up Saturday, RED HOT RA$CKET
March 7th, will be entitled to 10 nice and Saturday, aMrch 5th and .7th, wi -
*0e Towels for 43c. Red Hot Prices Opposite Court House .tUp OnyThe Sruare ""
first originated at the Red Hot Rack. c
et, up on the square, opposie Court LOOK FOR THE BIG YELLOW SIGN Red not naeet, he ed hot
House. Look for yellow sign. es irst orlInated, ' oppoite (ourt
Laurens, South CarolinaS.
DR. BABCOCK SAYS
HE WILL RESIGN
And tat Dr. Saunders will lardly 1it
main in Case lie Goes. Will Walt
[Until Governor Can Appoint Suc
-Columbia, March 1.-Affairs at the
Stato Hospital for the Insane took a
sensational turn when Dr. J. W. Bab
cock, the superintendent, gave Gover
nor Cole L. Blease notice yesterday
of his determination to forward his
resignation immediately. Tins is re
garded as the climax of the iiguit w.ie!c
has been waged, more or less violent
ly at tl'mes, against the 1 airl of this
institution by his opponelt.4 in .polit
iDr. Babcock gave as his reason for
not resigning immediately that he
(eared hasty and unannounced action
would result in detriment to tho any
lum, for the best interests of whi1h
he says he is at all times working.
Through the chairman and members
of the committee of the general as
eembly conducted the recent inquiry
into the operation of the hospital and
the charges against Dr. E'leanora B.
Saunders, a woman, assistant phy
aician at the hospital, Dr. Babcock
advised the chief pxecutive of his de
cislon. The committee was instruct
ed by Dr. Babcock to ask Governor
illoase to inform him of the time
when his resignation could he accepted
with least injury to the asylum.
That Governor please had stated he
'would take the matter under consid
oration and certainly inform Dr. Bab
cock before the final adjournment of
the present session of the general
assembly was the report of the com
mitteemen to the superintendent.
Governor Bleaso in atn interview
late yesterday stated that he would
accept Dr. Babcock's resignation
whenever it was placed in his hands.
"If Dr. Babcock wants to know how
lo g 'it will take for me to determine
w t to do with 'his resignation, just
let him place it in my hands. Just
as soon as Cole L. Blease can sign
his name to that resignation, the mat
ter will be disposed of finally. The
same applies to the resignation of
"I have not engaged Dr. Babcock
in conversation since Representative
Stevenson introduced 111 resolution in
the General Assembly calling for an
investigation of the asylum. Dr. Ilab
cock has made no effort to get in
communication with me," the governor
continued. He has Dr. lHabcock's
resignation now in his hands, which
was placed in his possession last Sep
tomber, he said.
In reply to the question as to what
was the exact nature of the confer
ence early Saturday between Gover
nor Blease and Senator T. J. Maul
lin, chairman of the asylum legisla
tive investigation committee and Sen
ator T. .J. Strait, a member of that
committee, the governor requested the
interviewer to secure that information
from Senator 'Mauldin.
Dr. Sauniders Ill.
What will be the action of Dr. Soun
ders in this regard is not known. She
is ill at the state hospital for the in
sane, suffering a slight breakdown fol
lowing her strenuous fight for her ex
oneration before the investigating com
)r. Babcock, however, stated yester
day that Dr. Saunders also would
probably be compelled to resign fol
lowing much action on his part. The
superintendent stated that her life
there would probably be made unbear
able, certainly unpleasant, and that
her work would probably be hamper
1;d by contrary efforts of certain other
oflicials of the institution.
Nothing could be learned from Dr.
Saunders herself regarding her plans.
What course sie will take now that
she has been exonerated of all charges
and suspicions against her by the
sweeping report of the legislative in
vestigating committee is said by Dr.
Babcock to depend principally upon
the advice of her father, lRepresenta
tive 0. L. Saunders, of York county.
Representative Saunders was ab
sent from Columbia yesterday, hav
Ing departed for his home Friday. He
is expected to return here Tuesday
morning. While neither Dr. Saunders
nor hdr father could be communicated
with, it seemed generally understood
by those in close touch with the situ
ation that her resignation would fol
low closely upon that of Dr. Dabcoek's.
Won't Advise Dr. Saunders.
Dr. Ilabcock declined late yesterday
to state definitely what action he
would advise Dr. Saunders to take in
the event of his resigning.
"I've only acted for Dr. Saunders inl
the absence of her father, and at times
when her father would not have been
capable of defending ner. Her future
actions will depend entirely upon her
own judgment and that of her father,"
Regarding his own plans, Dr. Bab
cock stated that when he severed his
connection with the state hospital for
the insanel he would remain in Colum
bia, and practice as a physician-spe
cialist. He proposes to specialize in
the treatment of nervous and mental
disorders, lie stated. As particularly
regarded his resigning, lie said he had
nothing further to say than that which
he had stated earlier in the day.
Ie proposes waiting, it appeared
from his statements, until advised by
Governor Blease as to the time when
the superintendency of the hospital
can he filled judiciously by the gov
rrnor's appointment before ho for
wards his resignation. While the na
ture of the governor's statement to
The Record was made known to him,
he did not ro.card that as official. He
did not caro to further discuss the
conferences in the lobby of the capi
tol early in the (lay with members of
the committee investigating the hos
The Governor's lteply.
Representative J. A. lunter, of
Blamberg, secretary of the committee
conducting the inqluiry into the hos
pital, gave- to The Record the follow
ing statement regarding the confer
"As I gathered from the statements
of Senator Mauldin and Senator Strait,
that conference was merely that these
gentlemen were requested by Dr. Bab
cock to appear before Governor Blease
and ask him what lie intended doing
with regard to his (Dr. Babcock's)
resignation. Tho report of the sen
ators was that the governor had stated
he would take the matter under con
sideration and advise Dr. Babcock of
his intentions as early as -possible."
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Beware of Constipation. Use Dr..
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Mrs. Charles B1. Smith, of West Frank
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tive." Nothing better for adults or
aged. Get them today 25c. All drug
gists or by mail.
If. E. Bucklen & Co.,
Philadelphia or St. Louis.
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CASH DRlA W El Is 101lBiED.
Ticket Agent Said to lave leen
Knocked Unconscious by Strange
Chester, Feb. 27.-The boldest rob
berry committed here in years occur
red this afternoon at the Seaboard Air
Line depot, when Mr. A. Pat Wilson,
day ticket agent, was knocked down,
it is said, by two strange white men,
who then rifled the cash drawer of
$261.80, and fled. The robbery was
committed just after the departure of
passenger train No. 13, after the crowd
had left the station and Mr. Wilson
was perparing to cross the street to
the freight depot. One of the men is
described by Mr. Wilson as being
about 5 feet, 6 inches in height, and
heavy set, while his companion was
taller. They are believed to be strang
ers. Mr. Wilson was knocked uncon
scious with some blunt instrument,
and lay in that condition for half an
hour, or more. Upon coming to his
senses he was able to give only a par
trial description of his assailants, as
he was knocked down just as he op
ened the door and was preparing to
Sheriff Colvin has notified the oli
cers of adjoining counties and posses
are scouring the country in ever) di
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