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BRUNSON IN REBUTTAL. t
Sumter Man Answers Dr. Cromer and c
Mr. Grist and Defends Him
To the Editor of The State:
Kindly let me answer Dr. Cromer a
and Mr. Grist. I would scarcely write t
a line to defend myself against a re
buke from Dr. Cromer-a man whom
never having met I esteem highly.
Dr. Cromer charges me with writ- 1
ing an unjust line with reference to
Mr. Featherstone in that I said: "Mr. f
Teatherstone had just a few weeks be- t
fore joined in a meeting to put in the 1
field a State ticket on a prohibition
license platform. If he participated in
that meeting in the Jerome hotel he
had no moral right in the prohibition
The admitted facts are: The meet
Ing was held in the Jerome hotel
about three weeks before the prohibi
tion committee met. Mr. Feather
stone was there. Mr. Featherstone
gives as the object of the meeting, "to
consider the advisability of putting
out a ticket in 1906, and that it was
decided that it would not be wise to
put out a ticket." Mr. McCullough
was there and Mr. Bristow was there.
'Not many days passed before Mr.
Bristow nominated Mr. McCullough
for governor and some other party, I
think a member of the Jerome meet
ing, nominated Mr. Bristow for lieu
tenant governor. Mr. Bristow's pub
lished platform was prohibition-sell
liquor. I do not say anything about
the method pursued, or how it was
done, but the circumstantial evidence
is such as to warrant the belief that
those nominations were, in some way,
the product of the Jerome hotel cau- 1
cus. Therefore my statement was not
"unjust" to Mr. Featherstone.
I go further: If Mr. Featherstone
intfded to claim prohibition support
he ad no moral right in that Jerome t
caucus. Let us see if that is unjust.
The prohibitionists, after the invi
tations were extended by several of
us to parties all over the State, with
instructions to invite others, and the
call properly advertised, met June 15
'with open doors in a church on Main
street, Columbia, where each and ev- j
ery prohibitionist was welcome. Aft
er considerable discussion that body
dietermined to hold a State convention
:and appointed a committee with posi
tive instructions to call the conven
tion. Now what right had Mr. Feath-I
'erstone In a secretary-called caucusf
'without advertisement, in the Jeromea
hiotel, considering nominations for the I
probibitionsts of the State? What
right did he have to decide in that cau
eu that "we,"~ men not members of
the committee, would go into the 3
meeting of the prohibition executive
committee and prevent nominations?
He knows the committee was never ]
authorized to make nominations.
Mr. Grist, yog.ought not to have
meddled in this thing. You are an
ardent supporter of Mr. Featherstone, '
but you are a bad witness, you do not
Mr. Grist says: "I was one of thet
Qrohtibitionists who met in conference i
:Un Hotel Jerome, Columbia, on June a
T5,71905. The Question of launching af
-,movement to put a prohibition candi- f
late for governor in the field was dis- t
cussed at some length and my recol
lection is that a committee of either
.?h.ree or five members, with Rev. Louis,S
3. Bristow as chairman, was appoint- y
ed to look further into the matter and t
repmu Ms conclusion to a conferencet
-z e held during fair week the fol-y
lowing fall. -- -. I
1 have no recollection of any reso-1
lution being either offered or passed
in favor of calling a State conven-f
The prohibitionists held their con- t
.ference with open doors in the Main t
~Street Methodist church on the same
-night. What was Mr. Grist doing at
-the Jerome? Mr. Bristow was sec- I
Tetary of the meeting at the church 1
-and 'Mr. Grist claims him as chair
:man of his committee. Chas. A. Smith 1
was chairman of the only committee
umpointed at the prohibition meeting.
': -never attended any meeting at the t
Jerome and do not know nor contra- I
dict anyihing that Mr. Grist claims to S
have heard there.I
The prohibition conference at the c
<:hurch declared in favor of calling i
a State convention and to satisfy Mr. c
Grist I copy frora the minutes of the
meeting as printed by The State June
16, 1906. t
"For a convention.
"The resolutions of Mr. Bristow,
which were adopted are as follows: 4
"'Resolved, that it is the sense of
this conference that a general con- 1
ference of prohibitionists of South
Carona should be held to discuss and(
de sale of alcoholic liquors as a bev
rage, within the State of South Car
"'Second, that an executive com
aittee consisting of one member fron
ach county, of whom any ten will
onstitute a quorum, hereafter to bE
ppointed shall take charge of all mat
ers referred to by this conferencE
Lnd that said executive committe(
hall call the conference above refer
ed to, to meet in the city of Colum
ia such date as it deems advisable.
"'Third, that in such proposed con
erence, each county shall be entitlec
o as many delegates as it has mem
oers in the general assembly.
"'Fourth, that the qualificationw
Lnd manner of election of delegate.
e left to the executive committee.
"'Fifth, that the officers of thi
,onference shall be the temporary of
icers of the conference hereby call
-d, if present.'"
I do not see how I could have madt
he impression on Mr. Grist that :
hought I was the "logical candidate
or at that time I had not the slight
st idea of being a candidate for an
>ffice and detest "logical candidates.
Mr. Grist says: "I have no reco'
ection of Mr. Featherstone fatherInj
t motion to the effect that It woul
ye unwise to put in the field a Stat
No, and no recollection of anythinj
lse that was done at either meeting
rhere is an extract from the minute
LS written by R. T. Jaynes, the sec
,etary of the meeting, soon after I
"On motion of C. C. Featherstono
he following resolutions were adop
"Resolved, that it is the sense o:
his meeting that It would be unwis(
o put in the field a State prohibitioi
All the discussion had with refer
,nee to nominating a State ticket wai
n debating the Featherstone resolu
ion. There -never was either powei
>r purpose in the committee to pu1
Sticket in the field. The Feather
itone majority adjourned the meet
nig without touching thte subject of a
state convention-the chief purpos4
or which the committee was created.
A fine modern political trick, bui
ardly good morals.
Now, Sammy, because you do noi
Enow him you have callled Joel
'man of one idea." I shall send you.
sketch of his life by another, pub
ished in Canada in "The Temperance
2eaders of America." Read It care
ully and do not throw stones at him
.gain lest he tell you it is better tc
rave one idea than none at all.
Joel E. Brunson.
Sumter, August 18, '10.
RB. BRUNSON REPLIES
'ormer Candidate for Governor Wrltes
of Campaign of 1898 and of Pro
hibition Caucus of 1905.
~o the Editor of The State:
I wish to take up Mr. Feather
tone's reply to my letter and sha]
hank you for its publication. I an
tot now nor do I expect ever to be
gain a candidate for any office; there
ore, I have no person'al ends to grati
y; my leading desire in the matter is
o see the cause of prohibition ad
-anced. I have given the best of my
ife to the temperance cause in this
state and in 1908 had served several
-ears as grand chief templar, was in
ouch with nearly all the prominent
emperance workers in the State and
et I had never heard a word of C. C.
Let "the Charleston situation'
peak for itself and you do me the
avor, Mr. Editor, to insert just herE
he vote of the city of Charleston for
he several candidates for governor in
be primaries of 1898.
(The vote was as follows:
First Primiary--Featherstone, 31;
~llerbe, 198; Watson, 58; Tillman
37; Schumpert, 925.
Second Primary-Featherstone, 1,.
36; Ellerbe, 384.)
Mr. Brunson's Record.
If then, Mr. Featherstone asks me
o give him my reasons for the im
ression that he leaned to the liquor
ide, I shall go into the records, and
think I can get from your file the
ard published by three of the lead
ng prohibitionists of your city criti
ising his utterances along this line
"Mr. Brunson's retirement." I re
~ret Mr. Featherstone has referred tc
his, and it is distasteful to me tc
vrite it up, yet I shall "make good.'
rhe donvention of 1898 was the larg
~st convention we have ever held it
his State. it was composed largely o1
>rainy, unselfish men. That body saw
it to nominate a State ticket and with
mft my seeking it in any way what
"'-C,. w~-~ P~'P~ p~ti
for governor. That was the highest
honor that ever came to me. But the
trouble then began. many were saying
I could not sign the pledge, and I
feared, without ever reading the
pledge carefully that I could not.
However, when the proposition was I
made to withdraw the ticket, I pro
tested. Here is a copy of the letter I
wrote to Mr. Featherstone:
Letter to Featherstone.
"June 8, 1898.
"Hon. C. C. Featherstone,
"Laurens, S. C.,
"Col. Wilie Jones sent me a copy of
the pledge yesterday and after a most
careful analysis as to intent and Ian
guage, I reach the conclusion that it
was intended only to prevent "bolting"
after the nomination, and tho' the
language is somewhat ambiguous, it
can only mean a candidate 'other than
the regular Democratic nomination,'
and said nomination can only be made
at the regular primary. The language
of the pledge will permit a dozen can
didates of so many different Demo
cratic factions, provided they are can- .
didates for the 'regular Democratic
nomination,' and pledge themselves to
support the nomination after it is
made in the primary.
"It is now too late for me to de
cine in good faith as the Prohibs.
have no time to select a man in my
place. To resign and then become a '
. candidate on my own responsibility
would leave me open to the charge of L
double-dealing and I fear my oppon- I
ents would use it on the stump. C
"I have sent in by this mail my C
pledge, and I hope, sincerely hope, you
will send in yours and be with us at
the meeting at Orangeburg.
"Yours very truly, J
t "Joel E. Brunson."
Wr. Featherstotne's Reply.
Mr. Featherstone replied in few P
- wctrds: "I have voted to withdraw the =
A few days later the withdrawal a
was published, and though I had
L packed my satchel and left home to
go by Greenville to see a sick daugh
ter, then to Orangeburg to the first
meeting of the campaign, I determin- V
ed not to participate in the subter
fuge and canvass the State, but to
leave my pledge in full force. I did a
not go to Orangeburg, but here is Mr.
Featherstone's announcement as giv
en by the News and Courier June
18, '98: "That as the candidate sug
gested by the Prohibition convention
had withdrawn, he had decided to
withdraw his candidacy for the lieu
tenant governorship and to hold aloft
the banner of prohibition at the head
of the column." ti
However in about two weeks I clear
ed the field, withdrew my pledge,g
wrote the State chairman a good let- ~
ter and left Featherstotne to work his
Sway. Not many days elapsed before
a gentleman told me he had seen a
letter written by Mr. Featherstone on
the paper of Furgerson and Feather
stone, to a newspaper man, in which 4
he said I would be withdrawn and aR
more popular man take my place. I
asked him for a written statement ofB
the~ substance of the letter and here is
what he wrote:.
That Letter. ~~" S.
"If certain strength does not show
up in the up-country before the open
ing of the campaign-i. e. if there was o
not a decided favor shown for the pro-F
hibition ticket--an effort would be
made to have the ticket withdrawn in J
order to allow a stronger man to an
nounce himself for governor, for whom G
the prohibitionists could consistently~
It is possible, barely possible, thatR
the gentleman was in error as to the
contents of the letter, and Mr. Feath
erstone did not engineer the with- E
drawal in order that he might "carry S:
the banner at the head of the col
umn." But there is one indisputable A
fact. Mr. Featherstone knew from myA
letter above that I would not run if
withdrawn by our executive commit- Si
tee, he voted to withdraw the nomi- A
nees, he had several days in which to A
remedy the wrong and made no effort lA
to do so.
Mr. Featherstone will say he votedA
to withdraw the ticket to help me.
Bosh! Let him show some way by
which it would help a candidate who ax
had accepted the prohibition nomina
tion to withdraw him and declare him
outside of Democratic rank. Did he P<
expect .me to canvass the State for ey
prohibition votes and at the same time
declare I was not the prohibition can
"Now as to what occurred In 1905."
Mr. Featherstone admits the confer
ence held in the Jerome hotel the first
part of October, 1905, names some of
those who attended and then gives as
the object of the meeting "to discuss
the situation in general and to consid- ta
er the advisability of putting out a R:
ticket in 1906." He also says that "it
Iwas decided that it would not be wise
to put out a ticket. It was also de- b
cided that we would attend the con-b
ferr':cec1i'ip~f'i 1~ "~'"h hs i
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