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GIVEN A CALL DOWN
?Governor Blease Lets It be Known
Again that lie isThe Thing Around
Columbia, Dec. 29.?The following
correspondence was given out at the
office of Governor Blease Thursday
afternoon, on telephoned instructions
from the governor:
Mr. E. J. Watson, Comiinssioner of
Agriculture, Columbia, S. C:
Dear Sir?In my opinion, you were
appointed commissioner of agriculturo
for South Carolina and not for the
United States and I would advise you
as a friend to remain in the state and
qnlt running about as you are doing.
If you do not discontinue this con
tinual running around over the coun
try, I will be compelled to put some
one in your place who will not neglect
the duties thereof. If you make an
other trip out of the State without
my permission, tin official order, de
claring your ofllce vacant, will be
made and your successor appointed.
Cole L, Blease,
Columbia. Dec. 10.
.Mr. Watson's lleply.
Commissioner Watson's reply is as
Dear Governor?l have received
yonrs of even date with utter aston
ishment, for I have been absolutely
unconscious that I have been doing
anything In contravention of the ad
ministrative policy. fJod knows I have
honestly, sincerely and without the re
motest thought of self-interest, done
all In my power to advance the ma
terial Interests of our state and her
people, and In just the same manner?
as I told you in Atlanta 1 wanted to
? Ii? I have endeavored to work in
er feet harmony with your policy.
When 1 have gone out of the state
this year, it has been with no idea
of self-advancement, but always af
ter something 1 felt would do the
state the greatest amount of good,
and it lias been but seldom that 1
have gone, l believe that I have lived
up to my promise to you to accomplish
the hardest year's work of my life. 1
talked with you. as you will recall,
of the objects of the recent trip to
Chicago, and urged you to be there,
and 1 had not the remotest idea that
you were In any way opposed to my
Koing. A word from you would have
lcept me here.
The contents of your letter will
mo't gladly he observed to the let
ter, for If I have unconsciously err
ed, I want you as a fair man. which
1 have ever regarded you. to believe
my absolute sincerity when 1 tell you
St could only spring from ovor/.oalous
jies in my work, to the success r)?
which l have sacrificed everything.
I can only ask you to carefully
consider your opinion of me and
Kive me credit for honesty, sincerity,
fidelity, and complete subservience of
self-interest. If you doubt that this is
trne, simply ask anyone, who has
questioned me as to bow the gover
nor has treated myself .-..id this de
oVry truly yours,
K. .1. Watson.
Columbia. Dec. 1 1.
When buying a cough medicine for
children bear in mind that Chamber
lain's Cough Remedy is most effectual
for colds, croup and whooping cough
and that it contains no harmful drug.
For sale by all dealers.
?vis Around Pine GrOTO.
We want to thank the people for
being so kind in helping huy a new
organ for the Sunday school and pray
er meeting at Pine Grove school
A nice turkey dinner was given at
the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Walter
Reld last Thursday to which several
young and old people were invited.
Miss Alma Wells was given up her
school at this place. Someone else
is expected to take up the school.
Miss Armittle Washington of Creen
Vlllo, spent the holidays with Misses
Li la and Mae Hramlett.
Miss Gladys Boyd, of Laurens, spent
the holidays with Mr. and Mrs. S. T.
Mcdlr/ck and family
MIbr Marie ?Woods and brother, of
Princeton, spent part of Christmas
with Mr. and Mrs. C. Y. Craddock.
Misx Bessie Owens is spending a
while in Spartanburg with friends and
Misses Pare and Luclle Reld and
brother, Willie, of Cold Point, spent
part of Christmas with their uncle,
Mr. Walter Reld.
Mr. and Mrs. O. C. Medlock spent
Sunday with their parents, Mr. and
Mr*. Austin Hramlett.
For sore throat there is positively
bo remedy that will relieve bo
?lugckly and cure permanently the
most aggravated case, as Bloodlne
JLaurens Drug Co., Laurens, S. C.
The dynamite demonstration on
Thor*d*y. January 11th, to be given
on 3. .1. Dendy'a farm, under the di
rection of Brook? & Jones, will be
oC Interest to all farmors and land
owners. Don't fall to attend.
Cross Hill, Janl.?The following
youug people have been at home from
college during Christmas and will re
turn: Paul McGowan, Broslg Harmon,
William Wharton, to South Carolina
University; Karl 11 a so r and Paul Mar
tin, to Fur man; Lyi Leaman, Charles
Pinson and Ellis Fuller, to Presby
terian College of South Carolina;
Maxcy Hanna to Erskine; Gertrude
Learnan, Bessie Hill, Idalia Hollings
worth, Ella Mae Martin to Winthrop,
Lizzie Bryaon to Greenville Female
College; Miss Anne Austin to Womans
Medical College, Philadelphia; Messrs.
J. P. Coats, Wesley Pitts, Miss Kate
Austin and Miss Uhidona Owens,
teachers, have also heen at home dur
CROSS HILL NEWS
Christmas passed without anything
to mar the pleasure of the occasion
and friendly visits and family reun
ions wag the rule. Much sympathy
is felt for families in affliction and
where sickness kept thom at home. A
Christmas tree was enjoyed at the
school building on Tuesday after
noon, and this correspondent witness
ed a family tree on Monday where
Santa Claus made the children happy
with bis gifts.
This correspondent is surprised that
any one except the lawless element,
would suggest to discontinue the rural
police. We think conditions have Im
proved under the system In this part
of the county and we hope Mr. S. W.
Lowe will be renppointcd. He is a
conscientious and fearless officer.
There was a Union meeting at the
Baptist church Saturday. The rain
Interfered with the servlcs on Sunday.
Mr. James Leaman of Clinton sur
prised his friends here by bringing
with him his bride to enjoy Christmas
with his mother, Mrs. Blgle Leaman.
The friends of Mr. and Mrs. S. A.
Leaman were glad to see them in town
the laat of the week. They were
both quite ill at the beginning of
Mr. S. L. Crisp has moved his fam
ily to town and will run tho hotel.
Mr. and Mrs. Guy Stone of Atlan
ta was with Mr. and Mrs. R. T. Hol
lingsworth and Miss Maud Wells, also
of Atlanta, was with her parents. Mr.
and Mrs. E. L. Wells for Christmas.
Mr. and Mrs. S. B. Wasson of Foun
tain Inn was with his people here
Saturday and Sunday.
Don't forget the dynamite demon
stration on J. J. Dendy's place, Thurs
day, January 11,
To Resume Series,
beginning next Sunday, Rev. W. E.
Thayer will resume the series of sor
mons which he has been preaching on
the bible heroes. These sermons were
discontinued during the holidays. The
subject of the sermon Sunday will be
"Samuel". Mr. Thayer has also an
nounced that he will begin a series of
Sunday evening sermons on "Jesus."
The first of these will bo preached
Sunday evening, when the subject will
be "Jesus the Teacher." The ser
mons of Rev. Mr. Thayer are attract
ing a great many who do not attend
services regularly and are proving
When given as soon as the croupy
cough appears Chamberlain's Cough
Remedy will ward off an attack of
croup and prevent all danger and
cause of anxiety. Thousands of moth
ers use it successfully. Sold by all
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A HAPPY NEW YEAR LETTER TO AEL
DEAR SIK :?
In Heaven there are n<> grumblers thai makes [leaven, fn Hell, they are all grumblers thai makes
Hell. Grumbling is the characteristic that belongs to universal humanity. The lirsi man in the Garden
of lOdcn had every want fulfilled, had every privilege accorded i<> him, but the eating of the fruit of. one
tree, lie grumbled because he did not have that, and his grumbling cost him Paradise.
The first thing a baby docs is to raise a howl and make a kick. Wc are all born kickers: -Nobody
likes his business, no matter what that business it. To hear men talk, they are nil losing money. The
dry goods man says business is not what it used to be, he is losing money every year; he wears fine clothes;
his wife wears diamonds; they own their own carriage, and have a cottage by the sea-side, still ho. is
losing money: It is the same with the doctors, the lawyers, and men in every profession. Then, the farm
er, the man yon think would he content, is the greatest grumbler of them all. If the season is dry. "We
will not make seed this year": if the Heavens pour abundance, and the barns burst. ''We will not get any
filing for our stuff, liiere is no use having it." Nobody wants Iiis son to follow the same line of business.
There are grumblers in every vocation and location, There are more grumblers in the home than anywhere
else. The nmn in business has to he a gentleman:?at home In- doesn't have to he anything in particular.
You say it is a hard lot to lie shut up within brick walls, that it would he delightful to get off some
where and enjoy fresh viands ami pure air. You go- when you tfot there, the place is beastly, the peo
ple are the most vulgar you ever saw. the food is stale, the little room where they have put you is an old
garret, and you just wish you had slaved at home, and so does every one else.
Everybody knows how a work ought to be done, except the poor wretches who arc doinf! it. Is it not
strange, that as you improve, everybody else und everything else seems to improve at the same time?
Here arc some prescriptions for chronic grumbling: Try to live right. The best way in the world
to h>- sweet-spirited and gentle is to live right. When David was not living right, he was ready to kill
the man who had slain a little lamb; he himself had taken another man's wife, and killed Hie man besides,
-?that made him savage, Live right : und you will have the charily, that sufforcth long and is kind.
Have the homo us beautiful ns YOU can make it. If you are a husband, praise your wife, praise her looks
even if she is rather homely. Praise her cooking though it choke you. Give her tue same lover-like at
tention that you gave her when you were handing her in and out. sending bouquets and bonbons, and
writing her reams of poetry on gilt-edged paper. If you are a wife, praise your husband: -tell him In;
is the best husband you ever had, no matter how manny you have had. He careful of what you eat. Be
ware of mincc-pic with a crisp on top, a sodden one beneath, and untold horrors between. Take plenty
of sleep. The world is going crazy for lack of sleep, It wants fresh, wide awake people in the habit of
being thankful for w hat you have. When you are miserable because you have not, something I hat other
people have, think of the things they have you would NOT like to have. He like the old woman who
had only two teeth, hut said she was thankful that they were opposite to each other. 1 never pass a crip
ple or a blind man that my heart is not lifted in thankfulness that I have sound limbs, and eyes that can
sec. Get into the habit of looking for sweetness and light. People usually find just what they look for.
The Dec and the Buzzard hover together in the air; one goes straight to a rose garden in the distance; the
other to a dead rat a mile away. Look for sweetness and light and you w ill find it everywhere. Go around
'expecting to get your feelings hurt, and you will always get them hurl. Get to work; get a move on you.
TUE PEOPLE WHO ARE BRIGHT, CHEERFUL, AND HAPPY, ARE ALWAYS THOSE WHO ARE
DOING SOMETHING WITH ALL THEIR MIGHT. Forget yourself. Try to make the world brighter
and better, give refreshing cups and bouquets to the dusty pilgrims along life's highway. , u
WISHING YOU AND YOURS A HAPPY NEW YEAR FULL OF GOOD CHEER, ' ; .' '
'vi -.;', ,Q , . . ? Sincerely yours,
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Want to sell you seed for fall
sowing. A lint line of Seed
wheat, Seed Oats. Seed Pye
and Crimson ( lover Seed.
A full stock of Fresh Patent
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Car of good Timothy Hay and
a car of choice Country Pea
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Full lino of Chewing and
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A limited stock of Bagging and
Ties on hand to close out.
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Laurens, S. C.
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