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GIVEN A CALL DOWN
?Governor Blesse Lets It be Known
Again that IIa IsTho 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. K. J. Watson, Comlmssioner of
Agriculture, Columbia, S. C:
Dear Sir?In my opinion, you were
appointed commissioner of agriculture
.for South Carolina and not for the
United States and I would advise you
as a friend bo remain in the state and
quit 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, an official order, de
claring your ofllce vacant, will be
made and your successor appointed.
Cole I.. Hlease,
Columbia. Dec. IT,.
Mr. Watson's Reply.
Commissioner Watson's reply is as
Dear Governor?1 have received
yonrs of even date with utter aston
ishment, for l have been absolutely
unconscious that I have been doing
anything in contravention of the ad
ministrative policy. Cod knows 1 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 >'0U in Atlanta 1 wanted to
do I have endeavored to work in
erfect harmony with your policy.
"When I have gone out of the state
this year, ii has been with no idea
of self-advancement, but always af
ter something l felt would do the
state the greatest amount of good,
and It has been hut seldom that I
have gone. 1 believe that 1 have lived
up to my promise to you to accomplish
the hardest year's work of my lite. I
talked with you. as you will recall,
of the objects of the recent trip to
Chicago, and urged you to he there,
and 1 had not the remotest idea that
you were in any way opposed to my
going. A Word from you would have
Repf. me here.
The contents of your letter will
mo; t gladly be observed to the let
ter, for if i have unconsciously err
ed. 1 want you as a fair man. wit ich
1 have ever regarded you, to believe
my absolute sincerity when 1 tell you
it. could only spring from over/.ealous
irtcs iti my work, to the success of
which 1 have sacrificed everything.
I can only ask you to ear-fully
consider your opinion of nie and
give 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 how the gover
nor has treated myself .-./id this de
oVry truly yours,
E, J. Watson.
Columbia, Dec. 14.
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.
Nev,s Around Tine Grove.
We want to thank the people for
being so kind in helping buy a new
organ for the Sunday school and pray
er meeting at Fine drove school
A nice turkey dinner was given at
the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Walter
Heid 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 Green*
ville, spent the holidays with Misses
/ i > and Mae Mramlett.
Miss Gladys Boyd, of Laurons, spent
the holidays with Mr. and Mrs. S. T.
Mcdhvek and family
Miss Marie ?Woods and brother, of
Princeton, spent part of Christmas
?with Mr. and Mrs. C. Y. Craddock.
Miss Bessie Owens Is spending a
while in Bpartanburg 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. Mcdlock spent
Sunday with their parents, Mr. and
Mrs. Austin Bramlett,
For sore throat there is positively
too remedy that will relieve so
?nuicxiy and cure permanently the
most aggrevated case, as Bloodine]
Lauren s Drug Co., Laurens, S. C.
Tbo dynamite demonstration on
TlraTtfday. January 11th, to be glvon
-an J. ?T. Dendy's farm, under the di
rection of Brooks & Jones, will be
of Interest to all farmers and land
owners. Don't 'all to attend.
Cross Hill, Janl.?The following
young people have been at home from
college during Christmas and will re
turn: Paul McQowan, Brosig Harmon,
William Wharton, to South Carolina
University; Karl Rasor and Paul Mar
tin, to Furman; Lyl Leaman, Charles
Pinson and Ellis Fuller, to Presby
terian College of South Carolina;
Maxey Hanna to Erskine: Gertrude
Leaman, Bessie Hill, Idalia Hollings
worth, Ella Mae Martin to Winthrop,
Lizzie Bryson to Greenville Female
College; Miss Anne Austin to Womans
Medical College, Philadelphia; Messrs.
J. P. Coats, Wesley Pitts, Miss Kate
Austin and Miss Rhidona Owens,
teachers, have also been at home dur
CROSS HILL, NEWS
Christmas passed without anything
to mar the pleasure of the occasion
and friendly visit.; and family reun
ions was the rule. Much sympathy
Is felt for families in affliction and
where sickness kept them at home. A
Christmas tree was enjoyed at the
school building on Tuesday after
noon, and tbls correspondent witness
ed a family tree on Monday where
Banta Claus made the children happy
I with bis gifts.
' ThiB 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 renppointed. Ho is a
conscientious and fearless officer.
There was a I'nion meeting at the
Baptist church Saturday. The rain
interfered with the servics 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. Bigle Leaman.
The friends of Mr. and Mrs. S. A.
Leaman were glad to see them In town
the last 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 the 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.
Ueglnning next Sunday, Rev. W. E.
Thayer will resume the series of ser
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 be 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 nttend
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 dangoV and
cause of anxiety. Thousands of moth
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A HAPPY NEW YEAR LETTER TO ALL
In Heaven there nrc no grumblers thai makes [leaven, hi Hell, they are all grumblers -that makes
Hell. Grumbling is the characteristic that belongs to universal humanity. The first man in the Garden
of Rclen had every want fulfilled, bad every privilege accorded to him. hut the eating of the fruit of ?nie
tree. lie grunihlcd because ho did no! have that, and his grumbling cost him Paradise.
The tirst thine- a baby docs is to raise a howl and make a kick. We are all born kickers:?Nobody
likes Iiis business, n<> mattet' what that business it. T<> hear men talk, they are all losing money. The
dry goods man says business is no1 what it used to be, he is losing money every year; he wears line 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 fann
er, tin- man you think would he content, is the greatest grumbler of them all. If the season is dry, "We
will not make seed this year"; if I he Heavens pour abundance, ami the barns burst. ''We will not get liny
thing for our stuff, there is no use having it." Nobody wants his son to follow the same line of business.
There are grumblers in every vocation ami location. There are more grumblers in the home than tiny where
else. The man in business has to he a gentleman:?at Imme he doesn't have to he anything in particular.
You say it is a hard lot to he shut up within brick walls, that it would be delightful to get off some
where and enjoy fresh viands and pure air. Yon go:?when you gel there, the place is beastly, the peo
ple are the most vulgar yon ever saw. the food is stale, the little room where they have put you is an old
garret, and you just wish yon had stayed at home, and so does every one else.
Everybody knows how a work ought to be done, except the poor wretches who arc doing it. Is it ot
strange, that as you improve, everybody else ami everything else seems to improvo at the same time?
Here are some prescriptions for chronic grumbling: Try to live right. The best way in the world
to he 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; ho himself hud taken another man's wife, and killed the man besides.
??that made him savage. Live right:-?and you will have the charity, that sufferetll long and is kind.
Have the home as beautiful as 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. (live; her the game lover like at
tention that you gave her when yon wore handing her in and out, sending bouquets and bonbons, and
writing her reams of poetry on gilt-edged paper, [f you are a wife, praise your husband: -tell him he
is the best husband you ever had, no matter how mutiny you have had. De carefill of what you eat. De
ware of mince-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 what you have. When you are miserable because you have, not something that other
people have, think of the 'Vings they have you would NOT like to have, lie like the old woman who
had only two teeth, hut said she was thankful that they wore 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
see. Get into the habit of looking for sweetness and light. People usually find just what they look for.
The Bee and the Buzzard hover together in the air; one uoes straight to a rose garden in the distance; the
other to a dead rat a mile away. Look for sweetness and light and you will find it everywhere. Go around
expecting to get your feelings hurt, and you will always get them hurt. Get to work; get a move on you.
THE 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. , w
WISHING YOU AND YOURS A HAPPY NEW YEAR FULL OF GOOD CHEER, ' j ' ? '
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