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To BRU-NSOY' j.E,ra.
Candidate for Governor Denies That
He Has Ever locatcd Liquor
To the Editor of The State:
I ask that you be kind enough to
print the following in reply to the
card of Joel E. Brunson, which ap
pears in today's State.
I dislike exceedingly to be forced
into the public prints, but. Mr. Brun
son is so absolutely mistaken in his
facts as to make a reply necessary.
Mr. Brunson makes the charge that
in 1898 my views were "so closely
akin to license as to win a large part
of the liquor vote of Charleston."
Now. Mr. Brunson knows, or ought
to know, that in 1898 T made the fight
for straight prohibition: that from ev
ery stump in South Carolina I made
prohibition speeches (Charleston in
The Charleston Situation.
He further knows, or ougbt to know,
that Charleston was violently opposed
to Gov. Ellerbe's reelection; that in
the first race I gt almost no votes in
Charleston but that, in the second
race. on account of Charlesto0's dis
like for Ellerbe, T got a majority there.
This is all a matter which was fully
understood by the public and may al
most be said to be a matter of record.
I do not desire to be harsh, but I
do desire to make the statement that
any charge or insinuation to the effect
that I was, or have ever been, untrue
to the prohibition cause, or that I
sought the- license vote in Charleston
is absolutely untrue.
In this connection I also desire to
remind the people of the fact that
Mr. Brunson was chosen as our stand
ard bearer in 1898. I was not on the
ticket to start with, the late L. D.
Childs being chosen as our candidate
for lieutenant governor. Mr. Childs
declined to make the race and the
executive committee substituted my
name for his. At first I, too, declined
to make the race, but finally consented
to do so, at the urgent solicitation of
Mr. Brunson. The first meeting was
Mr. Brunson's Retirement.
On my way to the Orangeburg meet
ing (between Columbia -Orange
burg) I saw a card in The State from
Mr. Brunson declining to make the
I went on to Orangeburg, not know
ing what I was going to do. After
getting there and consulting with
friends (A. C. Jones and others), it
was decided that I should make the
race for governor, or rather file my
pledge, in order to meet the crisis that
was then on us.
This I did, on condition that Mr.
Brunson should be notified that I
would withdraw and let him come in
and make the fight if he .would do so.
Upon getting to Charleston, two
days after, I wrote Mr. Brunson, urg
ing him to come ini and make the fight
and telling him that I would with
draw and assist him in the up-coun
This he refused to do, and, later on,
when it looked as though I might win,
he came out and fought me. Such
are the facts in reference to the 1898,
Now, as to what occurred in 1905:
A conference of prohibitionists was
held at the Jerome hotel in Columbia,
attended by Joseph A. McCullough,
Louis J. Bristow, S. M. Grist, Dr. Geo.
B. Cromer, myself and others, whose
names I do not now recall. The ob
ject of the conference was to discuss
the situation4in general and to consid
er the advisability of putting out a
ticket in 1906.
Mr. Brunson was not at that con
ference. At that conference it was
decided that it would not be wise to
put out a ticket. It was also decided
that we would attend the conference
during fair week, which had been call
ed, or which we anticipated would be
called by Mr. Brunson and certain
others, and do what we could to keep
them from putting out a ticket.
M1issed the Meeting.
I did attend the fair week confer
ence at which Mr. Brunson urged the
putting out of a ticket. I did oppose
it and it was almost unanimously de
cided (as I recollect it, Mr. Brnuson
being the only one to vote on his side
of the question) not to put out a
So it seems that not only the Je
rome hotel conference, which Mr.
Brunson did not attend, and the fair
week conference, which he did attend.
both decided that it would not be wise
to put out a ticket in 1906.
Such was my view and it was con
curred in by both conferences.
The Jerome hotel conference, which
I attended. and the' only one which I
attended, except the fair week confer
ence, decided not to put out a ticket
and did not decide to put out a ticket
as claimed by Mr. Brunson.
Such are the facts and I will be
bone out by TDr. Cromer, Mr. TBistow
If Air. Bruuson, or any one else,
can make capital out of the fact that
these conferences agreed with me and i
not with Mr. Brunson, they are wel
come to it.
I acted then, as I have always done,
for what I thought was the best in
terest of the cause of prohibition.
Mr. Brunson's Race. C
Mr. Brunson paid no attention to
the action of these conferences, but,
ran for governor and was defeated
Now, in the last place as to what oc
curred at the fair week conference
with reference to the Law and Order a
In Columbia there had been organ- :
ized a "Law and Order league," for v
the purpose of enforcing law and or-it
der generally, but more especially the S
The Anti-saloon league was not the'n r
in existence, in this State. f:
The Law and Order leagues refer- t:
red to were local organizations. I u
thought they were good organizations a
and ought to be encouraged. and 1
offered a resolution indorsing them. i
I did not 'ffer a resolution 'o the ef- t
fect that "Hero'after a of tih work 0
of the prohibitionists bo done 1hrogh "
the Law and Order lr, ne."
I could not have done this for the
reason that the law and order lea
gues, to which I referred, were pure
ly local organizations. My idea was t
simply to encourage such organiza- D
tions in each county, for the purpose t
of law enforcement.
Not for License.
The statement made, at the very r
last by Mr. Brunson. that I had, a:
few weeks before joined in a meeting,
to put in the field a State ticket, on a:
prohibition-license platform is abso
lutely without foundation. I have
never taken part in any such confer
ence, nor have I ever heard of such a 1'U
I do not now recall the names of all V
those who took part in the Hotel
Jerome conference, nor in the fair
week conference. But all those pres-. I
ent at both conferences will recollect
what transpired and I call upon them
in the interest of fair dealing to come;
out and tell about it.
I also ask, Mr. Editor, that you give
this as pr6minent a place as you did
the Brunson article. ti
No man in South Carolina can sayt
truthfully that I have ever been un-t
true to the prohibition cause. I may'
have made mistakes, I doubtless have,
but my motives have always been j
C. C. Featherstone. I
Laurens, Aug. 15.
FLORENCE NIGHTINGA1LE DEAD. f
"Angel of the Crimea" Passes Away t
in Her 90th Tear. P
London, Aug. 15.-Florence Night
ingale, the famous nurse of the Cri
mean war, and the only woman who
ever received the Order of Merit, died
yesterday afternoon at her London
home. Although she had been an in
valid for a long time her death was
somewhat unexpected. She sank gra-t
dually until 2 o'clock Saturday after- c
roon when an attack of heart failure a
brought the end. Her funeral will be P
as quiet as possible, in accordance t
with her wishes. On May 12 last she
celebrated her 90th birthday and wasc
the recipient of a congratulatory mes
sage from King George. I
Florence Nightingale was born in
1820. She was the first woman to n
follow a modern army into battle as
a nurse and in the Crimean war gain- ~
ed the title of "Angel of the Crimea."
She studied nursing under the pro- n
testant Sisters of Mercy at Kaiser
werth, Germany, and returned to Eng- f
land when the Crimean war broke
out. She organized a corps of volun-n
teer nurses whom she led into the
field, and was especially celebrated nl
for her noble services at Scutari.
At the close of the war she was 0
enabled to by a testimonial fund
amounting to $250,0C#, to sound an 0
institution for the training of nurses.
In 1908 she received the freedom of n
the city of London. King Edward be
stowed upon her the Order of Merit, 11
the most exclusive distinction in the t
gift of the British sovereign.
It )Iade a Difference.
William B. Ridgely. former control-:
ier of the currency, said of a certain
speculator recently: IC
"The man is as ingenious as a horse ..
trader's son- who was once unexpect- jt
edly called upon by his father to
mount a horse and exhibit his paces.!
"As he mounted, he leaned toward
his father and said: c
"Are you buying or selling."--Suc
"Yes." said the man from West-' y
mont, "I am very fond of green peas, t
but I can't eat 'em.'
"Wynot?" queried thte Montreal c
I"Because I can't balance 'em on my S
ilY VACATI; PASTURES
Pasture May be Freed of Ticks by
Keepig All Stock Off of it From
September to July.
Washington, Aug. 14.-The month
f Apgust lends itself well to the
radication of cattle fever ticks where
pasture rotation plan is used. By
acating a pasture during this month
nd keeping it vacant until July 1 of
ext year it may be freed of ticks.
nd if no tick-infected animals are
llowed to enter after July 1 the pas
are will remain free. The United
tates department of agriculture ad
ises farmers in the tick region to
ike advantage of this favorable time
o far as practicable.
Pastures from which live stock is
-moved for a sufficient tine becoazw
ee of ticks by a process of starva
on, as the ticks can not live to mat
rity if they are unable to get upon
niinals. The time required for all
eks to die after the stock has been
c.moved from infested fields and pas
:res varies considerably. depending
n climate. season and weather con
i:ons. Exp'-ricnre h!s shown. how
vr, that the period from Septni ee
to July 1 is sufficient, and this ap
ears to be the most convenient time.
The advantage of vacating a pas
ire for the period named is twofold.
ot only is the pasture freed from
cks, but its disuse during that time
ill probably cause less inconven
mce and expense than at any other
eason, and it will be benefited by the
est and will have a better growth of
rass the following summer. In some
ections where pastures are utilized
aroughout the winter, to vacate
rould probably necessitate feeding
de stock, unless the farmer is sit
ated so that he can keep his stock
n one pasture while another pasture
kept vacant. But it is also true
iat beginning with September there
ill be a more abundant supply of
ough feed about a farm -which can
e utilized. August is a most favor
ble month for making a start toward
eeing premises of ticks by the
The animals should, of course, be
ree of ticks when they are again
irned on the pasture in July. Where
1e owner has a small number of cat
e, greasing or spraying them with
eaumont crude petroleum is a good
ay to rid them of ticks. When the
umber of cattle is large or when a
ipping vat is convenient it may be
tore practicable to dip them.
Full information as to how t'o get
[d of the ticks, including directions
>r the preparation of dips and sprays
ay be obtained free upon application
the Bureau of Animal Industry, De
artment of Agriculture, Washington,
NEW MILLS IN CAROLINAS.
epresents $3,000,000-More BuiIing
mn North Carolinq.
In spite of the unfavorableness of
ie cotton goods markets, new mills
>ntinue to be organized, and there
re at present at least ten nev mill
rojects being engineered in this im
Here is a list in the Carolinas, re
mtly announced, which are assured:
At Chester, S. C., a new $400,000
At Laurens, S. C., a new $400,000
At Newberry, S. C., a new $400,000
At Gray Court, S. C., a new $40,000
At Florence, S. C., a new $300,000
At Prosperity, S. C., a new $300,000
At Clinton, S. C., a new $300,000
At Fountain Inn, S. C., a new $300,
At Williamston, S. C., a new $300,
At Greenville, S. C.. a new $200,000
These mills alone represent a cap
alization of $3,000.000. On several of
bese mills work has recently begun.
'our have been incorporated. It is
xpeced to have all the mills in oper
tion within six months.
In North Carolina, alone, numerous
ig mill projecLs are under way, in
luding a large new mill at Winston
~alem, N. ~., and one in Moore coun
"Everywhere that sand and clay are
vailable," said a thoughtful man the
ther day, "the farmers ought to start
campaign this summer in behalf of
and-clay roads. In all such commiu
ities no cheaper way of bettering the
ighways can possibly be found. Last
ear~ I wen'ft ihrough~ a counity wh9re
be roads had not been improved. This
ear I went back and found th-it sand
lay roads had been made. and I
r,ld hardly realize that I was in the
ame comnmunity."--Raleigh (N. C.)
roresire Farmer and Gazette.
u&ACEING THE SPOT.
It Can Be Done, So Scores of New
berry Citizens Say.
To cure an aching back,
' e paits of rheumatism,
The tired-out feelings,
You must reach the spot-get 'at
In most cases 'tis the kidneys.
Doan's Kidney Pills are for the
Mrs. M. Q. Chappell, 929 Fair St.,
Newberry, S. C., says: "I suffered
from rheumatism an!d kidney trou
ble for several years. There was a
severe pain in the small of my back,
I had dull headaches aud felt miser
able in every way. My kidneys
were weak and caus-ed me adlded a:
novance. Several weeks ago I de
V.WIll t) trY Doain's Kidner Pills
and procetire a supply at W. E. Pel
ham & Son's Drug Store. They
have already given me grelt relief
and I an going to continue using!
them, feeling cornident that they
will entirely C se of my trouble.
I can recommend Doan's Kidney
Pills as a good kidney remedy."
Aor sale I all dealers. Price 50
cens oseLiMilbuni Co.. Bu1-alo.
New York. sole agents for the United
Remember the na.m+-Doan's
and take no other.
SALE OF STOCK OF MERCHANDISE.
By authority given us in the will of
Edw. R. Hipp, deceased, we will sell,
as a whole, at public auction, to the
highest bidder, for cash, on Monday,
September 5, 1910, at 11 o'clock a. m.,
at the store house of said deceased, in
the town of Newberry, S. C., the stockl
of goods, wares and merchandise then
in stock belonging to the estate of said
deceased, a complete inventory of 1
which may be seen at said store house
on the day of sale. The purchaser of
the stock of goods will be given the
privilege of leasing either one or both
of the store buildings from the day of
sale to January 1, 1912, at the month
ly rental of $50 for each building, the
lessee to pay for water and lights.
The undersigned reserve to themsel
ves, however, and to their 'agents, a
suitable space in one of the store
rooms as a place for the collection of
Mrs. Mary E. Hipp,
Jno. C. Hipp,
Geo. B. Cromer,
August 16, 23, 30.
Wanted, a teacher for Central
school with first grade certificate.t
Term five or six months. Salary, $40
per month. Applicants address either
of the undersigned on or before Aug.
P. 0. Setzler,
J. A. Counts,
L. A. Sheely,
The undersigned will give a first
class barbecue at Slighs station, on
the C., N. & L. road Friday, Septem
ber 2. Everybody is invited to at
tend and enjoy a good dinner.
J. D. 'H. Kibler.
E. H. Werts.
At the Close of
Loans and discounts
Furniture and Fixtures
Overdrafts secured and unse
Bonds and Stocks
Cash and due from;Banks
B E T A
YU and SA
The Fair and Si
D34 Main Street.
liversity of South Carolina.
Varied courses of study in Sci
nce, Liberal Arts, Education, Civil I
md Electrical Engineering and Law. c
College fees, rooms, lights, etc., s
26; Board $12 per month. For 1
hose paying tuition, $40 additional.
The health and morals of the
tudents are the first consideration
>f the faculty.
43 Teachers' schola;,ships, worth
158. For catalogue, write to
S. C. MITCHELL, Pres.,
Columbia, S. C.
H. B. WELLS' TRANSF z
Hauls Anything on Short Notice. D
!areful and Accommodating Drivers. N
oving Household Furniture a Spec
EOUR BUSINESS SOLICITE8D. 3'
Offce Phone No. 61
Residence Phone No. ".
When the digestion Is all right, the
,ction of the bowels regular, there is I
natural craving and relish for food. r;
Vhen this is lacking you may know
hat you need a dose of Chamber-t
an's Stomach and Liver Tablets.
hey strengthen the digestive organs. C
i:prove the appetite and regulate the
owels. Sold by W. E. Pelham & Son.
One $30 Pian, $1t:
rhese are new and in beutifl maany
these bargains. gc
ORGAN BARGAINS - a
eSome secoti hand organs ttken in ex- a
Ae eimitedr nme of sligtl. used for
ba termst rponsxble partes-wl 11
Pianos and Organs FULLY WARRA.NTED. a
Malone's Music House, Columbia, S.C.
~he Business Novel
omn Report to State Ban
2,275.00 Undivided Pi
1,758 60 Notes and Bi
On Savings E
Phone No. 262
Took All His Money.
Often all a man earns goes to doc
rs or for medicines, to cure a stom
ch, Liver or Kidney trouble that Dr.
Zing's New Life Pills would quickly
ure at slight cost. Best for Dyspep
ia, Indigestion, Billiousness, Consti
ation, Jaundice, Malaria and Debil
ty. 25c at W. E. Pelham & Son's.
INEWBERRY MION STATION.
rrival and Departure of Passenger
Trains-Effective 12.01 A. IL
Sunday, July 17, 1910.
io. 15 for Greenville.. .. 8.51 a. M.
lo. 18 for Columbia.. ...11.57 a. m.
lo. 17 for Greenville.. .. 2.48 p. n.
Tt. 16 for Columbia......8.55 p. mn.
C., N. & L. Raffway.
No. 22 for Columbia.. .. 8.47 a. mn.
'a. 52 for Greenville.. .. 12.56 p. mn.
'o. 53 for Columbia.. .. 3.20 p. m..
No. 21 for Laurens.. .. 7.25 p. mn.
* Does not run on Sunday.
This time table shows the times at
rhich trains may be expected to de
art from this station, but their de
arture is not guaranteed and the
mie shown is subject to change with
G. L. Robinson,
President Helps Orphans.
Hundreds of orphans have beem
elped by the President of the Indus
ial and Orphan's Home at Maco
a., who writes: "We have used Ele
ic Bitters in this Institution f
ine years. It has proved a most- o
ellent medicine for Stomach, Liv
nd Kidney troubles. We regard
s one of the best family medicin
n earth." It invigorates all vital or
ans, purifies the blood, aids dige
on, creates appetite. To strengthe
nd build up pale, thin, weak chil
ren or rundown people it has n
qual. Best for female complaints
nly 50c. at W. E. Pelham & Son's.
nber 16, 1909.
,J E. NORWOOD, .*