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Wlsacky, Feb 14.?Aa far as our
memory serves us this has been an
unprecedented winter*?very little
rata. Intense!} cold, with no snow, so
fur. Something In the atmoaphere
to have a hurtful effect on our
As we seldom meet anyone,
but Who As *pniplalnlng with aoms
physical ailment. Thoae who have
been 111, are much better, and able to
be out again.
Mr. Ous Co per hss gone on to
Baltimore for treatment The doc?
tors are hopeful that they can effect
*? eure for hint. We all trust that
they may succ<ed.
The Woodmen of the World un?
veiled a monurr ent to the memory of
one of Its members, Mr. Stephen La
Costs, at Mt. Zlon Cemetery last Sun?
day. The occasion attracted quite a
crowd, and wai very impressive.
After a long, and comparatively
fruitless session, our legislators will
soon return to their homes, to reeclve
their <*well done", or rather "What
have you done?" The work of the
Investigation committees will not
amount to anything. And I fear the
unfortunate inmates of our asylum
will continue to suffer.
Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Scott sre visit?
ing Mrs. Willie McCutchen. Mr. Mc
Cutchen. after a long, serious Illness
|g able to be up again, under the
Skillful treatment of her brother, Dr.
JL O. McCutchen.
The farnlers sre making rapid pro?
gram In their preparations for an?
other crop. More cotton will be
planted then was planted last year.
And more fertiliser used. The oat
STop looks well considering the se
vary cold weather we have had.
There has been quite a number of
deaths among the colored people of
this section, since the year began.
The undertakers ere doing a thrivlnj
Statebura. Feb. IS.?Mr. W. D.
Frlerson Is at home on a visit of a
The Btateburg Rural League held
an Important meeting on Monday af?
ternoon. A great deal of businei
was carried through.
Mise Janle Nelson has returned
home after a visit to Sumter.
Mrs. John J. Dargan, and daughter,
Biles Theodosls, went to Columbia, on
Tuesday to hear "The Oolden Butter
Miss Annie B?rgern has returned
home after a pleasant visit In Sumter.
The Oen. Sumter Memorial Acad?
emy had the honor conferred upon Kj
gs? having one of ita students, J. Sin?
gleton Dwlght. elected president of
the Boys' Corn Club of Sumter Coun?
ty. The faculty and students are de?
lighted at this and feel that the boys
will never regret their selection.
Mr. Marshal Wescoat, of Sumter,
Spent several days at "Cherry Vale,"
the home of the Frlersons.
The Ravenel Literary Society, of
the Oen. Sumter Memorial Acad..ny,
held an Interesting meeting on last
Egypt. Feb. 17.?The weather since
Friday has been very good and
farm work Is making rapid progress.
Oats are slowly coming out. Tho
most of the fertilisers have been haul
Miss Ethel Anderson, of Sumter, U
visiting her sister, Mrs. J. T. Munner
tyn. of Smlthvllle.
Mr. and Mrs. L. A. White spent
Monday in Ct.mden.
On Monday evening, Miss Minnie
Oiler gave a valentine party to her
friends. Among those present were
Misses Dorothy Napier, Julia Schrod?
er. Sadie White. Nora and Theo Davis.
Klva Holland. Hertha and Mildred
Hugglns and Lille Mae Boykln;
Meesrs. fllleton Hugglns, Add Mc
Leod. Carrlson Boykln, William Hug?
glns. Alfred McLeod. Prltchard
Chewnlng, Charlie Pool, Wilson Mc
Lsod, Howard Davis, Charles Peebles,
Lawrence White. Thomas White and
Olln White. All had a nice time and
went away hoping for many more
svsnlng of Just such pleasure.
Mr. James Reames and Miss Jua
nlta McLeod were pleasant visitors at
this place Saturday and Sunday.
Mr. W. T. McLeod spent yesterday
Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Weldon, of
Herlota, spent Monday with relatives
Everybody seems to be trying; to
keep well, they are afraid to take
sick, being: without any active physi?
cian at this place.
Mrs. John McCutchen and sister.
Miss Bolle, spent Saturday night and
Sunday at this place.
Mr, J. K. Rlehbourg was In Bish
Miss Julia Cchroder, of Camden, is
visiting Miss Minnie Orler, of this
We understand there will be some
marriages to report next week.
Dalsell, Feb. 17.?We are having a
few fine days to work at present and
the farmers are making good use of
them. The oat crop does not look
very promising as the stand Is bad In
most of the fields I have seen. There
will be a large acreage planted In
corn here this year. If the cotton
price Is high now most of our people
have already learned that other
things are high as well as cotton, and
we can't afford to raise cotton to buy
corn and hay, bacon, etc.
The building committee for the Dal?
sell M. B. church have bought the
celling for the church and now hope
to have It finished up soon, as they
expect the pews about the 1st of
March. When It Is celled and the
pews put In and as we have a good
preacher now, It will all be so nice
we feel sure we will have fine congre?
The Sunday school was organized
there a few Sundays ago and is start?
ing off nicely, considerable interest
Rev. Mr. Wright will preach at
Dalzell next Sunday morning at 11
o'clock, the 30th inst., Sunday school
at 10 a. m.
Miss Ethel Sturkey and Miss Es
telle Alford, teachers of the Dalzell
school attended a valentine party at
Care den Monday night.
Messrs. T. M. Crosswell and Wade
Newson spent Monday In Sumter on
Mr. F. L. Brigman spent Sunday in
Sumter. We hope he will soon bring
her to Dalzell as we need a few more
nice residents in Dalzell, and extend
to all such a hearty welcome.
Rev. M. P. Hay-was accompanied
by his wife last Sunday.
DARK CORN ICR.
Dark Corner, Feb. 15.?New* U un
comatable in this corner. The weath?
er keeps so cold that farmers can
hardly do anything on their farms.
Some have not commenced to plough,
and some have done a little plough?
ing,, but we are not near up to what
we are usually at this time. Old Hard
Times la holding the handles again
this year, so he will not be able to
wield the pencil as often as he has
been doing, but be will write once In
a while when he has any news to
I have heard that Mr. Fleetwood
DuBose killed a negro at Plnewood
last Friday. It seems from what 1
can hear that Mr. DuBose told the
negro to consider himself under ar?
rest when the negro whipped out a
pistol and commenced shooting, hit?
ting a Mr. Briggs, when Mr. DuBose
shot the negro, breaking his left arm.
But the negro kept on shooting and
DuBose shot him again, shooting him
in the back. DuBose then carried
him to Manning on the Shoe -fly train.
While in your city on the 5th In?
stant I saw and heard a discussion
by some of your leading men on the
removing of the oaks on Main street,
and I fully agree with Mr. R. I. Man?
ning that those In favor of cutting the
trees are making the mistake of their
lives in removing the trees from the
street. And I believe that they have
made just such a mistake.
I have seen where some one wants
more men to come up and Join the
Chamber of Commerce of your city.
But I am like the coon song I have
heard of, I have no money so I need
not come around. I enjoyed the
smoker of the Chamber I attended in
July, 1907, and would like to be a
member if I was able, in health and
finance, but both is lacking.
Mrs. W. J. Ardis was real sick yes?
terday but is better today.
Mrs. T. H. Osteen has been quite
sick, but Is Improving.
Mr. Barwlck and Mr. Avln were
better at last accounts.
Mrs. Emma Mclntosh returned
home today from a week's visit to her
son-in-law, Mr. Joe H. Geddings near
Plnewood. HARD TIMES.
Sunimertoii Valentine Party.
Summerton, Feb. 17.?Just at this
date, we seem to be situated In point
of time between two well recognized
celebrations, that of the Eve of St.
Valentino and th?* birthday of George
Washington. It must therefore be ex?
pected that our dues !n newspaper
space are to be given over to matters
of a social nature. From the kinder?
garten boy who has Just accomplish?
ed the great feat of cutting from pa?
per a heart to be passed on to the
playmate of bis choice, to the young
man who with disguised band has
mailed the box of candy, the spirit of
St. Valentine's Day is being maintain,
ed, and in Summerton evidences of
the usual celebration manifested
themselves. On Monday evening at
the home of Mr. and Mrs. R. J. Cosk?
rey a large number of young people
participated In an entertainment of
rare attraction at the hands of their
hostesses: Misses Cantey, Coskrey and
Friday. Upon their arrival, the guests
were served with cocoa by Mrs. Olin
B. Coskrey, standing behind a bal?
ance beam weighing on the one side
a heart and on the other a bag of
gold, Mrs. Coskrey passed daintily
prepared cups to the young men who
in turn served the young ladies. First
in order of the features of the even?
ing was an auction sale of the young
men. Given paper and pencil they
were requested to write a description
of their personal charms, which de?
scription were read by the auctioneer,
Mr. D. C. Mason, who did not dis?
close the names until the bids were
completed. The sales waxed quite
exciting at times, so prone were the
ladies to bid high for those whose do?
mestic charms or habits seemed prev?
alent. The young men were all sold,
some at 20 cents and some at $500.
The chief amusement of the evening
was a "Heart Hunt," a search for hid?
den hearts of red, pink, and yellow
each of which counted so many
points. After all had been found, a
heart-shaped box of candy was award?
ed to Miss Genie Mae Furse who with
her partner Mr. R. Miller Felder suc?
ceeded in scoring the highest number
The parlors had been tastefully
decorated with hearts and other of
the season's suggestions, but upon en?
tering the dining room one was forc?
ed to believe that there was beauty
more fully portrayed. From the cen?
tre of the ceiling to the four corners
of the table hung garlands of red, and
at each place a heart-shaped mat
held the plate containing a delightful
salad course. Around the lamp In the
centre of the table had been con?
structed a heart ehaped shade of red,
which lent a most pleasing light to
the pretty scene. The little waitress?
es dressed In white and red, replaced
the first course with ambrosia served
in orange shells together with wafers.
From dainty bon-bon dishes the
guests finished their repast with
heart-shaped mints of red and green.
Of the features of enjoyment, must
not be overlooked the music rendered
by Misses Sue Cantey, Louise Friday,
and Miss May and Mr. Clifton Wells.
Upon extending their earnest con?
gratulation and hearty thanks for the
pleasures of the evening, the guests
departed, carrying with, them many
happy thoughts of the enjoyable
event and their charming hostesses.
Those present were: Mr. and Mrs. H.
C. Cantey, Mr. and Mrs. Olin B. Cosk?
rey, Misses Martha Davis, Plowden,
Mood, Felder, May Davis, Bertha
Davis, Mc.y Wells, Eva Bell Hughson
of Sumter, Anderson, Sue Cantey,
Madge Coskrey, Kate Cantey, Louise
Friday, Rutledge; Messrs. Cantey
Walter. Clark and Miller Felder, Rev.
Munnerly McClary, Dingle, Morris,
Davis, Anderson, Andrews, Mason,
Clifton and Frank Wells, James,
Plowden and Chewnlng.
On Tuesday preceding the Lenten
fast, Mrs. D. O. Rhame entertained
a few young friends at whist. Two
tables made up of Mr. Felix Dingle,
Miss Bertha Davis, Dr. C. E. Morris,
Miss Mildred James, Mrs. D. O.
Rhame, Dr. D. O. Rhame, Mr. Frank
Anderson, Mr. Pete Anderson and
Miss Sallie Anderson, enjoyed quite
a number of games, partners having
I een many times exchanged. At the
conclusion of the games Mrs. Rhame
served a dainty course of charlotte
russe and cake and coffee.
On Feb. 22nd at the home of Mrs.
B. C. Ragln, the "Summerton Novel
Readers," being one of the two book
clubs of Summerton will have a so?
News was received here on Tuesday
that Mr. Wallace Ma this, who left a
few weeks since to attend the busi?
ness college In Atlanta had been mar?
ried at that place to a young Phila?
delphia^ who was serving in Atlantn
as a trained nurse.
Rt. Rev. W. A. Guerry of the dio?
cese of South Carolina will make his
annual visit to the Episcopal church
of this place on Friday, the 18th. He
will administer the rite of confirma?
tion to a class of three.
Mr. W. H. Anderson left on Tues?
day for West Point, Miss., where he
will make a business stay of a few
Presiding Elder Meadows visited
the Methodist church of this place on
In Boston the other day the police
picked up a boy who had had nothing
to eat for four days, and whose toes
and ears were frozen. He was a farm?
er's son, and had run away to make
his living In a city. He had read sev?
eral boy books, and he thought it
would be the easiest thing In the
world to find a place In a store or
hank. He was sent to a hospital and
will come out a cripple for life. Farm?
ers' boys and all other boys should
understand that most boy books are
written by the yard and though the
hero Is made to do wonderful things
no other boy could do the same. In
every city there are thirty boys for
every place advertised and no farm?
er's boy stands the slightest chance.
SENATE DISCUSSES WIM
BABCOCK AXD REGENTS AT?
TACKED AND DEFENDED.
Senator Graydon Criticises tlic Ail
lMinistration of the State Hospital
For the Insane, While Senator
Rogers Makes a Vigorous Defence
of tin? superintendent.
Columbia, Feb. 10.? Whether Dr.
J. W. Babcoek, superintendent of the
State Hospital for the Insane, and
the board of regents of that institu?
tion will be asked to resign or not,
and whether the minority bill of the
Asylum investigating committee will
be accepted or rejected, are two mat?
ters to be settled by the senate very
If a vote Is not reached on both
matters for tomorrow the situation
will not be left hanging in the air for
more than a day longer, for the ses?
sion Is nearlng a close.
Two speeches directly at variance
with each other were made in the
senate today. One was the attack by
Senator Graydon upon the Asylum
I administration and the other was the
I eloquent speech by Senator Rogers
I In defence of Dr. Babcock. Each of
I these senators spoke for nearly two
I hours and each held the attention of
I the senate and the interest of visl
I tors, for the topic is one of vital im
I portan^e Just now.
Senator Graydon, In opposing the
I passage of the "minority" bill, at
I tacked the present administration of
I the State Hospital for the Insane. He
I did not wish any bill passed that
I might be construed as an endorse
I ment of the present superintendent
I and the board of regents. "The name
I of the people of South Carolina, their
I reputation for humanity and correct
J habits of modern thought and every
I thing we hold dear In South Carolina,
I is Involved In this matter," declared
j the senator from Abbeville in open
I ing his remarks.
I For one and a half hours on the
I floor of the senate this morning Sen
I ator Graydon spoke against the pas
I sage of the minority bill, and more
j especially on the question of the al
I leged condition of affairs at the asy
"Never a whisper ever came here
I that things were not as they should
I be," said Mr. Graydon, although he
j afterward modified this statement,
I adding that except for the pointing
I out of overcrowded condition, his for
I mer statement stands. "No hint was
I made by the superintendent or board
I of regents as to the fearful conditions
I existing In that Institution."
Senator Graydon, dealing more par
I tlcularly with the personages of the
I administration, declared that he cared
I not what the reputation of the men
I in charge might be, that they had not
I discharged their duty toward "these
J poor unfortunate people." That they
I have not dealt justly nor fairly with
J the people of South Carolina nor with
I the General Assembly.
Referring to the testimony brought
I out before the Legislative committee,
j Senator Graydon declared further
I that this very testimony spoke for lt
I self. "What are the conditions?" ask
I ed the senator, and then he went on
I to explain the situation as he sees It.
I "Under the sworn testimony," and
I the senator paused to intimate that
I the people of the State had not been
I put In possession of all the facts, "I
J firmly believe If the people of South
j Carolina had a full understanding of
I conditions at the asylum there would
I be 25,000 people who would come
I here and raze the place to the
I ground before they would submit to
I the present conditions."
I Senator Graydon admitted he had
J no personal knowledge of conditions,
j but that he got his information from
I the testimony and the report of the
I "What Is the most startling fact?"
j asked Mr. Graydon.
j He answered the question by say
I Ing that on page 161, of the printed
I testimony, Dr. Thompson, who was
I physician at the asylum for many
l^'ears, made the statement that no
I treatment was given there for the
j Insane," and Senator Graydon went
J on to characterize the hospital as
I "merely a custodian" for the unfor
I "Do you think," again asked Mr.
Graydon, "that a superintendent who
j has no system for restoring the
I health of those placed under his care,
Is the proper man to be at the head
of this Institution?"
Referring again to the testimony,
Senator Graydon stated that it had
I been shown that not only was there
J no systematic cure, but the patients
I were mixed up with a class of people
j that is absolutely a detriment to
I them; that they are put in a position
I where they are injured.
"If we are going to pass any bill
that will endorse such management
as that forbid It Almighty God," elo?
quently exclaimed Senator Graydon.
According to Senator Graydon, (who
I by the way, signed the judiciary's re
I port asking for the resignation of the
J superintendent and the board of re
I gents,) as shown by the committee s
j report 105 patients are restrained ev
I ery day at the asylum; that Is to say,
I the average number of patients and
It Is pointed out that only 1 per cent.
Is the general average in modern asy?
lums, and in many the system is to?
Question hy Senator Sullivan:
"With the present buildings could
that be otherwise?"
Senator Gr.ydon: "That has noth
ing to do with it."
Senator Graydon, upon question by
.Senator Rogers,-stated that he Aid not
mean to say that over-crowded con?
dition! had not been reported before,
but that was all that had bee:i
brought to the attention of the g? n
Senator Rogers read from the re?
ports of 1907, which showed a legis?
lative committee had stated that the
asylum should be enlarged to meet
the growing needs; that the medical
faculty was too small. Senator Rog
ers pointed out that Dr. Eabcock
should not be expected to do the
work of five or six people, as explain?
ed by that committee in 1907, and it
was even stated that a few thousand
dollars could not be better expended
I than to provide more medical atten?
Senator Graydon, continuing, reit?
erated that conditions had been point?
ed out by the legislative committee
of 1909 such as were never before
called to the attention of the general
He pointed out Dr. Babcock's state?
ment that physical restraint would
continue to be used at the hospital.
"In - 3w of the testimony," said Mr.
Graydon, "he is not a suitable man
to be at the head of the asylum."
Dr. Babcock had called to the at?
tention of the committee the fact that
the hospital is a dumping ground for
a crowd of Inebriates and feeble?
minded persons. On that occasion
Dr. Babcock had said: "We are doing
the best we can for them," and had
said that they would receive them
until they crowded upon each other.
I This statement Senator Graydon re?
viewed and interpreted against Dr.
Babcock, while later Senator Rogers
I took the same statement and showed
that it was nut of the kindness of his
I heart that Dr. Babcock "tried to do
I the best he could with them."
I Portions of the testimony as to
J choking of patients by attendant,
j whipping of patients with straps, etc.,
j were read by Mr. Graydon, and he
I said the hospital was "dirtier than a
I well regulated hog pen should be;"
that the hospital was run without the
j chart system to keep up with pa
I tlents' condition; that the hospital
j was unclean; that it hadn't been
j scoured for twenty-eight years; that
patients were buried in "hog ot," are
a few of the charges.
"The bones lie bleaching in the
sun" said Mr. Graydon. Many other
matters were read from the report,
and the testimony, including a state?
ment that the board had not bren
through the buildings on inspection
in years except one member.
Senator Graydon referred for the
first time to "an insinuation being
whispered around" that members of
the majority had had improper in?
fluences brought to bear on them,,
that there were whisperings of graft,
but "notwithstanding all these insin?
uations," said Mr. Graydon, "the man?
agement should not be continued one
The flashlight pictures in the com?
mittee's report were held up before
the senate, the water cure was dealt
with, the alleged uncleanly condition
of beds and patients and other mat?
ters in this asylum investigation, were
referred to by the senator In charac?
terising the asylum as a place that
exposes to disease, and furnishes men
as food for lice and bugs.
After having spoken for an hour
and a half Senator Graydon stated
that he had no malice In his heart
and hoped his message would reach
j the borders of the State.
Senator Rogers stated that he was
amazed at what he had heard dis?
cussed under a simple bill to provide
for the purchase of land for the asy?
The majority had been whipped
out on the house side, declared Mr.
Rogers, and now had come on the
senate side and were trying to oust
officials against whom their report
J contained no recommendations for
"The committee," said Mr. Rogers,
"rather condoned the want of effic
I lency and pointed out the absolutely
' He argued that the committee from
the general assembly had had no
scientific knowledge of asylum man?
agement and had gone down to that
institution and had tried to show
those who did know how to manage
it what to do under the circum?
stances. Doctor Babcock has be?n
given, as shown, one-fifth of the doc?
tors needed and he is expected to do
what other institutions with compe?
tent help and plenty of funds had
That there has not been a governor
In the last ten years who has not
pointed out the necessity for more
room and other matters at the asy?
lum, was Senator Rogers' declaration.
"Have any of you gone there and
seen for yourselves what has been
done?" he asked.
These conditions, he argued were
known before the committee's report.
BIG LAND DEAL.
Qvtm. Charleston Timber Company is
Said to Have Sold Florida I?roi>er
ties to German Syndicate.
Charleston, Feb. 15.?The Myakka
Company of Charleston has sold its
Florida timber and phosphate lands,
at ltast that is a rumor, believed to
be well founded. The buyers, a Ger
man syndicate, are said to have ca?
bled the first payment, $25,000, to
The Myakka Company* a Charles?
ton corporation, acquired in the
j sj uthwestern part of Florida about
tlx years ago a large tract of thou?
sands of acres of land, timbered and
having phosphate deposits besides.
The understanding was that the prop?
erties would be sold at once and that
great profits would be realized, but
this did not materialize. About a
year ago it was said that the com?
pany had sold to a French syndicate
for $1,400,000, but this, like other ru?
mors, failed of verification. Other ru?
mors of selling have been heard from
j time to time.
I What the purchase price to be
I paid by the German syndicate is has
I not been stated but it is believed that
I the deal has been put through.
I The properties have never been de
I veloped?in fact, they were not
I bought for development but simply
I to be held and sold at a profit. While
I the phosphate deposits are believed
I to be valuable, the timber has been
I considered the basis of value on
I which the property has been offered
I for sale.
j The Myakka Company was one of
I the largest enterprises of the kind
j ever launched in this State, and the
I keenest interest has been felt in re
I gard to it in Charleston. If the sale
j has been consummated, as is believ
I ed, a great deal of cash will be
I brought to Charleston, where practl
I cally all the company's capital stock
How .Manure is Wasted.
Notwithstanding the great value of
stable manure and the very limited
supply on most farms, it is unfortu?
nately true that a large, per cent of
the plant food in it is wasted instead
of being returned to the soil, and
in many cases much of the humus
forming and bacteria-aiding benefit
that might obtained from it is lost.
Whenever manure is left exposed
to the weather the soluble plant
foods In It are quickly washed out
by rains. If it is on the land where
it is needed, this does not matter, as
the plant food will be taken into the
soil; but if the manure is lying in a
hard-packed backyard that drains in?
to a gully or creek, the best part of It
Is largely lost. Many larmers imag?
ine that the manure left by their
stock on the pasture is of little bene?
fit, while the truth is that they prob?
ably get a much larger proportionate
benefit from it than from which is
dropped in the stables. This is cer?
tainly true if this latter is thrown
out under the eaves of the barn or
allowed to get hot and dry and
"ftrefang." Few farmers have any
real idea of the great loss which oc?
curs from their careless methods of
handling manure. "Experiments
made by Roberts show that when
horse manure is thrown in a loose
pile and subjected to the Joint action
of leaching and weathering it may
lose in six months nearly 60 per
cent of its most valuable fertilizing
constituents." When the liquid ma?
nure is wasted, as is so often the
case, fully two-thirds cf the nitrogen
and a large part of the potash In the
manure is lost.
Whenever manure is allowed to
"heat" until the sharp, acrid scent of
escaping ammonia can be noticed,
the farmer is losing money again, for
the most valuable plant food in it is
escaping into the air. In fact, when?
ever decomposition sets in, there is
likely to be some loss of ammonia.
The mixing of lime or ashes with ma?
nure also tends to liberate the am?
monia in it, and should never be
SERVED HER RIGHT.
It seems a pity to point out the
moral of the following story, for its
lesson so much depends on the ex?
perience of the individual reader. A
gentleman, says a writer in the Phila?
delphia Inquirer, wished to make his
wife a present of a lace scarf, but
had no desire to pay an extravagant
"I want you, to buy a new lace
scarf for Cousin Amelia," he said to
his wife. "Choose something nice?
something you would get for your?
The wife, however, had her own
ideas as to generosity in buying pres?
ents, and the purchase, when she
made it, consisted of a very simple
"Hm!" said the husband. "Is that
what you have choser for yourself?"
"Exactly!" she replied.
"Well, my dear, keep it. I meant
it for you!" he exclaimed, with an
One day with life and heart is
more than enough to find a world.?