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CARD FROM MR. A. C. JONES.
An Explanation of What He Has Pre
viously Said About Messrs. Brig
town and Brunson-His Re
lations With Mr. W.
Tb the Editor of The News and
Courier: It seems that in the inter
view with your correspondent at New
berry last week, whioh- was printed in
your paper on Friday, the 20th, that
1 did Pboth Mr. Joel E. Brunson and
the Editor of the Baptist Press, the
Rev. Louis J. Bristow, an injustice. I
am assured by Mr. Bristow that Mr.
Brunson knew nohing of the caucus
referred to in my interview, nor did
he know anything of the editorial in
the Baptist Press appealing to Mr.
McCullough to become a candidate
or governor until after it was printed.
I am also satisfied that Mr. Bristow is
opposed to holding a convention to
nominate or suggest candidates for
state officers, and that his appeal to
Mr. McCullough to make the race was
because he preferred Mr. McCullough
to myself, and that it was no fight of
his or Mr. Brunson against me. I am
also satisfied that Mr. Briscow had no
reference to me not being an educated
or college man or that he copied the
plan outlined by me to the correspon
den of the Greenville News in the fall
of 1898. I intended to say that the
suggestions made by the editor of the
Baptist Press was in substapce the
same as that outlined by me in the
fall of 1898 to the Greenville News.
It gives me pleasure to make these
corrections, because I would not in
tentionally do any one an injustice.
The main purpose of -giving out the
interview when I did was to prevent
the prohibitionists from making the
blunder next year that they did in
1$98 and igoo. In 1898 they made
the suggestions and the state demo
cratic executive committee declared
them irregular, and they had to be
withdrawn, and in 1900, when they
endorsed Col. Hoyt and it- was used
-against him, that having been endors
ed by the prohlibitionists, he had no
right to go into the democratic pri
A further reason I had was to pre
vent the prohibitionists or anti-dis
pensary people from mixing up wth
k xSenlator McLaurmI, and the ls
reason was to let my friends know
why the editor of the Observer, Mr.
W. H. Wallace, was opposing me.
could have waited later to refer to the
diference between Mr. Wallace and
myself) 'but I had been informed that
Mr. Bi-unson had invited some of his
friends to a caucus here this week and
I wanted -to warn the prohibitioms5ts
against caucuses and unholy alliances.
'Mr'Brunson, in a letter to the News
and Courier, written on the 23rd, re
fers to the action of the state prohi
bition democratic executive committee
-in withdrawing the suggested candi
~'dates in 1898, (and my part in it as a
member of the committee,) after the
stae democratic executive committee
had declared the suggested candidates
iregular, and tries to excuse himself
for declaring the act of our committee
a subterfuge. But I am satisfied that
our committee did what they thought
it was their duty to do as democrats,
and that their action was approved 'by
the prohibitionists, and that they were
sorey disappointed when theyreached
Orangeburg the day the campaign op
ened to see Mr. Brunson's card in the
State, saying that he would notc make
the race as an individual prohibition
d emocrat. The card of Mr. Brunson
was the heaviest blow the prohibition
its received in 1898. I believe if Mr.
B' runson had not withdrawn and he,
Mr. Featherstonle, Mr. Mower and
M 'r. Berry had stood together as one
man for prohibition, we would have
won easily in 1898..
In 1900 Mr. Brunson, Mr. Feather
s sone, Mr. Mower and Mr. Berry did;
M4r. Brunson did not, the only man in
our ranks who would oppose Col.
Hoyt, the gallant old Confederate sol
'ier, the iCh-ristian gentleman and
sholar, being endorsed by the prohi
btionists as a canvdidate for governor
byy allowing hiis friends to use 'his
name in oposition to Col. Hoyt, but
in this attempt 'he was overwhelming
ly defeated, and it was difficult for
Hoyt's friends to understand why Mr.
Brunson should allow himself used in
ths manner. I mention these facts
lest the prohibitionists forget the his
toryorof the campaign of 1898 and 1900.
Mr. W. H. Wallace's statement in
a ar pulihe in lat Sunday
News, is to a certain extent along th
same line as the statement made b)
Mr. Bristow to me and he, too, it ap
pears is opposed to the prohibitionist!
or anti-dispensary people holding
conven-lion to nominate or suggesi
candidates for State offices. I thinl
he and Mr. Bristow have both erred ir
attending caucuses, but that is a mat
ter left for them to decide, although i
is difficult to see how -they are going
to help the anti-dispensary people ii
any of thec ounties in the state bj
caucusing. The help they want nov
is to encourage the counties, (whei
requested to do so,) to petition an'
vote out the dispensaries where elec
tions have not already been held, an<
to speak out for the enforcement o
the laws of the state. I would not havi
referred to Mr. Wallace's jrd, ex
cept to' give him credit for opposins
nominations, had he not raised a ques
tion of veracity between him and my
self. He says I did not accuse him o
treachery. When I was told of hi
unfaithfulness to me I could not be
lieve it, but he heard I was tracin.
it to him, and, knowing that -I woull
find it out, he sent for me and triei
to Iexplain. I was hurt beyond ex
pression, and talked equally as plai
as I said in my intervijw in your pa
per of the 20th., and I did more, I re
duced it to writing, that there migh
be no mistake how I felt about it.
am charitable enough to believe he re
grets it, and I never allow myself 'E
cherish for a day any bitterness to
wards any man living. And'as thi
is the only experience of its kind
have ever had, and I appreciate s
highly the friendship of the men o
Newberry and the state who hav
stood by me in everything I have don
in life, I will not let this prevent m:
having confidence in their loyalty t,
me, or fear/that he would do the sam
again, if he had the opportunity.
A. C. Jones.
Newberry, S. C., October 26, 1905.
ALLEGED DISPENSARY TRICE
Messrs. Bellinger and Welch Den:
'ihey Have any Knowledge of
Anyone's Intention not to
Answer Motion in Judge
Columbia, October 26.--In talkins
about the pending dispensary litiga
tion before Judge Pritchard Messrs
Bellinger and Welch tonight gave ou
"Yes, we have noticed the report
from Union, S. C., printed in the New
and Courier and the State to the effec
'that if not answered the order to re
open the dispensary would go int<
effect, because of their non-appear
"This, of course, referring to th'
rule to show cause recently issued b:
Judge Pritchard in the case of 3. G
Howell, or W. D. Wilkins et al, a:
county board of control for Unior
"All that we have to say in the mat
ter is simply this: The petition it
this case was published throughou
the state and was given out,to th<
press by ourselves. It was notice t<
all of what our purpose was, and wher
the hearing would be had. We knov
nothing about the, report, if report i
'be, that the respondents in this cast
may not appear, or that the order tc
reopen the dispensary will be allowe<
to be 'taken by default.
"We desire that the county board o
Union county will appear and mak~
return to the rule, and that a ful
hearing may be had and the law prop
erly passed upon by the court, and we
have no doubt bu~t that this will be
done. The 'trick play,' referred to ir
today's State, will certainly meet nc
encouragement from us.
SHOT TO DEATH IN COLUMBIA
'The Fate of a Young Man from the
Leesville Section at the Hands
of a Neighbor.
Columbia, October 26.--James
Trotter, Jr., a young unmarried farm.
er, of the Leesville section, was shoi
Sthrough the heart at the Union sta
tion at 4:45 o'clock this afternoon, by
SWilmer Mitchell, about the same age
and also of Leesville, the two being
fast friends. Dr. Smith, of Ward's
who happened to be present at the
time of the tragedy, pronounced life
extinct in the wounded man in less
than ten minutes, death resulting fromr
an nternal hemmorhage. The weapon
used was a 38-calibre, the bullet en
ter had been drinking, but the arrest
ing officers say Mitchell was perfec
ly sober. He gave as an excuse for
I the shooting that Trotter continued
to slap his face, after he had several
times warned him to quit and after
walking away from him. Eye-wit
nesses say the two men appeared to
be jesting, Trotter striking at Mitchell
tin play, as the two were waiting for a
r train home. A woman relaive was
i the first at 'Trotter's side.
r Mitchell gave himself up promptly
to the plain clothes officer, and was
i carried to jail, in the hurry-up wagon.
I He appeared to be not in the least dis
- concerted. His family is about -che
I most prominent and influential in
f Leesville. He is the son of Mr. Crove
ell Mitchell, of that place. Trotter was
- unarmed. Both bear good reputa
- The killing occurred in, the presence
- of a large number of people, the sta
f tion being crowded inside, on the ve
s randa, front, and under the shed,
- downstairs. The shot was fired on
the veranda overlooking the sheds im
I mediately in front of the colored wait
I ing room. Perhaps two thousand peo
- ple were at the station waiting for the
i regular trains home, tonight pracci
- cally ending the Fair.
t TWO FATAL ACCIDENTS.
- White Boy Shot by a Negro Boy, and
> a Negro Boy by Another Negro.
s Columbia, October 26.-Hilkon
I Sims, a white boy, about ten years
> old, was shot and instantly killed to
f day. A little negro boy, Hal Gordon,
e about nine years old, is responsible for
e his death.
r Young Sims, wich Oscar Forde and
> Alvin Sims, about the same age, were
e in the woods near Beneditt Instittfte.
They had with them a single-barrel
shotgun. Some of the boys had sling
shots, and they all laid the gun aside
and were shooting at birds with their
, slings. While engaged in this, 'the lit
tle negro came up and began handling
r the gun, the other boys not noticing
him. Suddenly the gun fired and a
shot from it penetrated young Sims'
chest, striking the heart, and killing
The other boys immedia:tely alarm
Sed the neighborhood, '1but nothing
- could be done for the unfortunate boy.
.It is presumed that the killing was
t purely from carelessness and igno
rance on the part of the little negro.
5 The coroner was duly notified.
s The dead boy was the son of Mr.
t Jack 'Sims, who is employed at The
- Southern railway shop3, and wrho lives
> in the eastern suburbs, on the Two
- Notch road.
Eugene Simpkins, colorid, e".'s shot
and probably fatally w) ile:l today
by Dave Elam, also colored. The af
.fair occurred at a houses 1,405 Lin: ol.
street, occupied by Dr. Durham, col
t ored, who was not present at the time.
The two negroes are relatives of tche
- doctor, and were on a visit to him.
'Both are from Edgefield, having come
to the city Tuesday..
What Newspapers Are For.
Aeorrespondent requests that we
print some of the striking things
great men have said about newspa
pers; that is. sayings that em'body the
purpose and doings of the press. With
ing to the character of those who di
rect it. It is a mill that grinds all
that is put into its hopper. Fill the
hopper with poisoned grain and it will
grind it to meal; but there is death in
James Parton said:
"The newspaper press is the peo
pl's university. Half the readers in
Christendom read little else."
"The basis of our government being
teino of the people, the very
firt bjctshould be to keep that
right; and were it left to me to de
cide whether we 'should have a gov
einent without newspapers Or news
papers without a government, I
should not hesitate a moment to prne
fer the latter."
Cardinal Gibbons recently said:
'The dread of exposure in the pub
lic press keeps many a man sticking
close to the path of rectitude who otli
erwise would stray off into the by
ways of graft."
It is never too early to begin look
ing on the bright side of life. Do it
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