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Mr. Joel E. Bruson Makes A Hot Re
tort To Mr. A. C. Jones.
To the Editor of the News and
Courier: In your issue of the 20th
instant you print an interview with
Mr. A. C. Jones, wihich is so utterly
absurd, .and in which he uses my
name so freely, I am constrained to
ask space in your paper to present the
records as briefly as possible.
The prohitbitionists of the state held
a convention April 14, 1898, and named
certain persons as their candidates for
the democratic nomination to be made
in the general primary, and Mr. Jones,
as prohibition state chairman, pub
lished a card a few days before the
campaign opened withdrawing the
Mr. Jones now says: "Mr. Brunson
has never forgiven me for obeying the
state democratic executive committee
in. 1898 when I, as chairman of the
prohibition democratic state execu
tive committee, was informed that the
suggestion of the candidates by the
state prohibition convention was con
trary to and in violation of the consti
tution of the democratic party of the
state." * * * "The state democratic
convention met very.soon afterwards,
elected a new committee, as I pre
dited, declared the suggested tickec
of the prohibitionists irregular and in
violation of the constitution."
From the able opinion which came
to me from Columbia, dated June 3,
with reference to the action of this
new committee, I make the following
extract: "The :ommittee met last
night and had a regular "cat and
monkey-time" over the prohibitionists.
You will get a good report of the pro
ceedings in the News and Courier of
today. I have talked with a num
ber of the members and while none
of either side to the controversy is
satisfied with the final expression as
embodied in the resolution of Mr.
Dial, it is generally agreed on both
sides that the committee refused to
declare the 'Prohibs' a faction in the
sense which would rule them out of
the primary, and that their pledges, if
filed i.n exactly the same terms as all
other candidates, would entitle them
to equal rights before the primary
Pray by whom was Mr. Jones in
formed, and wihat did he obey in the
withdrawal of the prohibition candi
Mr. Jones objects to my calling the
withdrawal a "sdbterfuge." If it was
not a subterfuge it was worse. Let us
see. Mr. Jones sent out a little circu
lar to the prohilbition executive comn
mittee, claiming it necessary to with
draw the' candidates to get withir
democratic rules, and let the candi
dates go into the primary on theji
own responsibility. As soon as I re
ceived 'ih-e circular I opposed the
course. Mr. Featherstone, a membet
of the prohibition executive commi
tee, had been urged to become a can
didate for lieutenant governor, and ii
his letter of June 6, wgitten to me, he
said: "I have declined to run." M3
reply .to Mr. Featherstone is date(
June 8, and is as follows:
"Col. Wilie Jones sent me ~a cop.
of the pledge yesterday, and after
-most careful analysis as to-intent anc
Klanguage I reach the conclusion tha
it was intended only to prevent 'bolt
ing' after the nomination, and thougi
the language is somewhat ambiguous
it can only mean *a candidate 'othe:
than the regular democratic nomnina
tion,' and said nomination can only b<
made at the regular primary. The
langu.age of the pledge will permit
dozen candidates, of as many differen
democratic factions, pro'vided the:
are candidates for the 'regular demo
cratic nomination,' and pledg5 themi
selves to support the nomination af
ter it is made in the primary.
"It is now too late for me to de
cline in good faith, as the prohibi
tionists have no time to select a ma:
in my place. To resign and then be
come a can,didate on my own responsa
bility would leave me open to th
charge of double-dealing, and I fea
b my opponents would use it on th
"I have sent in by this mail m
pledge and I hope, sincerely hope, yO
will send in yours and be with us
the ineeting at Orangeburg."
To this letter Mr. Featherstor
merely said he had voted to wit]
draw the candidates.
By the same mail, dated June 8,
wrote Mr. A. C. Jones as follows:
"Your kind letter of 6th instant re
ceived and as time is short I reply at
once. I do not see my way clear to
declining and then becoming an in
dividual candidate without laying my
self open to the charge of double
dealing. I have determined to 'take
the bull by the horns' and fight it
out to the finish. Should I now de
cline to run I would do a great in
justice to those people all over the
state who have been making an hon
est effort to grow. prohibition senti
ment. It is too late for those who
'suggested' me to suggest any other
man, and I must run or do them an
"I have sent in my pledge and the
amount of the assessment. Sincerely
trusting you will hold your forces to
gether and work them for all they are
worth, I remain."
The withdrawal card over Mr.
Jones' signature, printed-in the News
and Courier of June 13, is dated June
ii and says in part: "On my return
home today I find a majority of the
committee had already sent in their
approval. This does not mean that
we have abandoned the fight for -he
legislature." Of course, equivalent to
saying we have abandoned the fight
for the state ticket, which we hereby
withdraw. Now was tha.t a subter
fuge or something worse? We shall
see. Mr. Jones now says: "I wired
him at once unless he intended to
make the canvass that Mr. C. C.
Featherstone would and to answer at
once. He did not answer. Mr.
Featherstone withdrew his pledge as
a candidate for lieutenant governor
and filed his pledge as a candidate for
governor, all of which had the approv
al of the state prohibition executive
committee." I't wasth-e very last hour
before the opening of the campaign,
and how did this get the approval
of the executive committee, scattered
as its members were, all over the
state? But here is the telegram it
self to which he refers. It was sent
from Ora:nge.burg and dated June 16,
the opening day of the campaign, and
"Featherstone will en'ter the race
for governor on account of your card
in the State. I would suggest That
you telegraph Capt. Wilie Jones,
Orangeburg, withdrawing your pledge
(Signed.) A. C. Jones, Chairmail."
Now, if Mr. Jones' card of with
drawal was not a subterfuge, and he
had in truth abandoned the fight for
the state ticket, what in The world
was he going to do witl4 anot.her can
didate for governor? That there was no
necessity for the withdrawal of the
-candidates was well established two
years later, when Col. Hoyt accepted
the nomination of the prohi!bition con
vention, canvassed the state and pass
ed through the primary without a
question as to his right to do so.
Even should there 41ave been no evil
intent in the withdrawal it displayed
fearfully bad judgment, disbanded the
Iprohibition o\rganization an' wrecked
the chances of the election of any pro
hibitionist in the state.
Mr. Jones, speaking of'Mr. Wallace,
says: "I am satisfied now that his
presence at the caucus was to help
Brunson's friends fight me." I am
sorry to say that I have not the pleas
ure of an acquaintance with Mr. Wal
lage, and do not know what his mo
tives were in attending the caucus.
But Mr. Jones is even more ridicu
lobus when he says, with reference to
that same June 5 caucus held in Co
lum-bia: "Yes, I have read his (Bris
tow's) editorial, and it proves beyond
any reasonable doubt that Brunson's
hand is in it, and that Mr. Brunson' s
desire is not so mu,ch tro get Mr. Mc
Cullough to run, but to get him or
someone else to oppose me." Before
'Mr. Jones wrote that and put it in
prinTt he should have asked his quon
!dam friend, Mr. Featherstone, who, it
seems, attended the caucus, who call
ed the caucus, what it was called for
I and what it did. Messrs. Bristow and
I Wallace, McLaurin and McCullough
Featherstone and Hoyt had a per.
rIfect right to meet in Columbia and
name their candidates on a prohibi.
tion-license platform if they wished
to do -so, and I have no word of cen
sure, but I beg that Mr. Jones wvill
not credit me with their work.
ttake no part in the effort to grant any
jcounty that votes to do so a license
~to sell liquors for beverage purposes.
I Joel E. Brunson.
ISumter, October 23, 10.
GENERAL NEWS NOOTES.
Items of More or Less Interest Con
densed Throughtout the World.
Two men were killed in a freigh
wreck on the Southern railway nea
Twenty-five persons were injure(
by a runaway car on The Williams
burg bridge in New York.
The bodies of six invalids have beei
taken from the ruins of a hotel whici
burned in Hot Spring, Ark.
Ex-Pension Commisioner H. Cla:
Evans will make the race for governo
of Tennessee as a republican.
The board of visitors recommendet
that the minimum height limit fo
entrance to West Point be increased
Speaker Cannon is hunting for
new "watchdog of the *rreasury" fo
chairman of the house appropriation
Mrs. Charles F. Joy, of St. Louis
will found a million dollar universit
for the study of occult and psychi(
The Mutual Life Insurance compa
ny has appointed a committee of threi
trustees co investigate its conditioi
M. M. Lynch, of Alto, Ga., commit
ted suicide by hanging himself in
tree, his body being 70 feet from th
ground when .discovered.
Daniel J. Sully says cotton wil
reach 12 cents before Christmas an
that 'Theodore H. Price will befor
that time become a bull.
The crowd hissed Governor Varda
man when he actacked Presiden
Roosevelt in a speech in Jacksor
Many left in disgust.
Securities deposited in the Enter
prise National Bank of Allegheny, Pa
are alleged to have been hypothecate
and a criminal suit will be instituted.
It is regard'ed as certain that 1
Witte will be made prime ministei
the czar being disposed to compl
with the conditions which the coun
Elliot F. Sheppard, a grandson c
W. K. Vanderbilt, has been sentence
to three months in jail, and to pa
$4,ooo for the death of a child unde
W. H. Anderson, a politiciani
Hendersonville, N. C., has sued part
managers in North Carolina for $20
ooo for failure to provide him wit
a federal appointment.
The Norwegian government ha
asked the Storthing for absolute at
thority to negotiate with Princ
Charles of Denmark about his 'accel
tance of the crown, of Norway.
Senators Rayner and Gorman wi
probably have a joint debate in Mar3
land over the negro disfranchisemer
amendment to which Rayner an
many democrats and all the republ
can's are oppged.
The Pittsburg and Lake Erie Rai
road company sis reported to hal
bought tche mining and railroad prol
erties of the Little Kanawha synd
cate, trial of the suit for a receivt
for which began in Cincinnati.
-r.Alice Moore, a white woma
Ms. okddown and criminally a
saulted by a negro on the outskir
of Atlanta.\~ Bloodhounds were put c
the 'trail of the guilty party, but aft
running 12 miles the trail was aban4
doned. He would probably have bet
lynched if caught..
SOUTH CAROLINA NEWS.
Items of More or Less Interest Coi
densed Throughout the State.
SOUTH CAROLINA NOTES..
North Carolina A. & MA. defeat<
South Carolina at football 29 to 0.
The attendance of the state fa
Wednesday and 'Thursday is said
have been the largest on record.
The prohibition state executi'
committee has declared against ti
advisability of nommnatinlg a state tic
et next year.
It is said that mn app)ropriation w
be made from the Ogden fund for ti
Norris High sccool, a colored educ
tional institution .ax miles from U
A cottage belonging to Clemsi
college and occupied by Prof. B. ]
Parker, a mem.ber of the faculty, w
burned with practically all of its co
tents. The building was insured
the college, but Mr. Parker had:
In federal court in Greenville Jud
Brawley directed a verdict for t
defendant in the suit of Cely agair
the Southern railway for personal
jurie sustained while crossing t
Southern's tracks at Rock Hill. The
judge held he plaintiff to be guilty
- of contributory negligence.
Governor Heyward reviewed the
Clems)n cadet batallion at Columbia
t on Fridav.
r Starling Brannon, a machinist, in
the Hermitage Cotton mill at Camden
fell through an elevator shaft and
seriously crippled himself.
Dr. J. W. Jervey and A. D. Hoke
have returned to Greenville after an
automobile trip of over 2,000 miles
Atlanta, Chattanooga and other points
Charles Smith, a colored brakeman,
I was killed by being mashed between
r two cars which he was coupling on,
. the C. & G. division of the Southern,
I four miles from Greenville.
Mrs. J. 0. Mayfield was awarded a
verdict of $5,000 in federal court at
Greenville for the death of her hus
band who was killed in the SouThern
yards at Spartanburg some time ago.
Mrs. Mayfield's suit was for $20,000.
Judge Memminger at Greenwood
sustained the demurrer of the Sea
'board Air Line railway Co., against
the validity of the act of the legis
lature requiring railroad companies to
put in sidetracks for industrial con
cerns desiring Them.
1 ROOESVELT TO HEYWARD.
A Cordial Letter to Governor From
- Colum'bia, October 23.-Theodore
Roosevelt has written Governor Hey-,
- ward a letter of thanks for :his visit
as governor to the president while in
The letter is a most appreciative
one and the governor appreciates it
because of his visit to Atlanta and
because of his speech made while in
the city, w'hich was well received. It
is as follows:
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r Its peculiar LEGAL organizati<
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Age. Whole Life 20 Payme~nt Life.
e 20 $14.65 $22.60
- 21 15 00 22.95
22 15.35 23.30
I. 23 15.70 23.70
-24 16.05 24.10
t 25 16.45 24.55
d 26 16.85 25.00
27 17,30 25.45
28 17.75 25 90
- 29 18 25 26.40
e 30 18.75 26.95
. 31 19.25 27.50
. 32 19.80 .28 05
r 33 20.40 28.60
34 21.05 29.20
35 -21.70 29.85
36 22.40 30.50
37 23.15 31.20
s 38 23.90 31.95
39 24.75 32.70
r 40 25.60 33.50
41 25.55 34.35
n 42 27.55 35.25
Call to see us. RO:
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t when you were a boy at s(
eboy who, by a superior sort of I
Sall games, sport, etc.? aPd thi
llng and soon dernonstrated h
a- scrap "ng"alaround the c
pr Ised the prowess of the nev
~pion, what was his explanation!
as This has always been the argi
oy the other fellow has outdone
making rir gs around my comp
hGlassware, leaving them with n
MA YES' BC
"how much camphor can anyone take
by mistake and it not kill them?"
"Who's taken it?" inquired the doc
"Margaret Fuller," was the reply.
"A peck!" thundered the doctor
slamming the window and returning
THE WHITE HOUSE,
Washington. En route,
October 20, 1905.
My Dear Governor: Let me per
sonally thank you again and through
you your old historic state for your
presence as governor of South Caro
lina at Atlanta today. I deeply ap
preciate your coming to greet me.
My only regret is that on this trip,
owing to the necessity of trying to in
clude -all the states I have not hitherto
visited as president; I was not able to
stop over in Carolina; but I was glad
I had the chance ~of saying a word to
the citizens of Spartanburg.
With all good wishes for you and
for the commonwealth over which
you preside, believe me,
Hon. D. C. Heyward, Governor of
South Carolina, Columbia, S. C.
Any woman who is a heroine in the
eyes of her husband ought to be sat
isfied to let it go at that.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND
OF FINAL SETTLEMENT.
You will take notice that The under
signed as Executor of the last will and
testament of Ned Whitter, deceased,
will make a final settlement of the
said estate in the Probate Court on
November 15, 1905. ~ All persons
fhiolding claims againsr said estate
must present same duly attested to
the undersigned on or before said
Charles J. Purcell
Executor of the last will and testa
ment of Ned Whitter, deceased.
Newberry, S. C., Oct. 12, 1905.
FE INSURANCE SOCIETY.
)n makes it the STRONGEST Life
t is nearly 40 years old It gives
the Policies of any Insurance Comn
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$r,ooo on NON-PARTICIPAT
Age. Whole Life 2o Payment Life.
43 28.60 36.20
44 29.70 37.20
45 35.90 38.25
46 32.15 39.25
47 33.50 40.50
48 34.95 41.75
49 36.50 43.10
50 38 15 44 50
51 39 90 * 46.00
52 41.75 47.60
53 .43.75 49.30
54 45.85 51.15
55 48.10 53.10
56 50.50 55.20
57 53.10 57.45
58 5585 59.85
59 58 80 62.45
60 61 95 65.25,
61 65 30 68.16
62 68.92 71.45
63. 73.80 . 74.95
64 78.35 78.76
65 81.50 83.20
BERT NORRIS, Gen'1 Agt.,
Newberry, S. C.
:owasn't there always one
luff, assumed the leader%hip in
mn soon some other fellow came
is ability to run, jump, swim and
ther fellow. Then's when you
r corner before the fallen chain
Huh! It's easy! You just wait
iment of the popular idol when
him. That's what I am doing,
etitors in prices on China and
othing to say but "Just Wait."