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CHOPPING HIM DOWN.
A Practical Joke That Was a Boom
erang to the Woodsmen.
There i- nothing that so cheers the
heart of the lumberman a: to play a
practical j,ke on one whom he calls
a "greenhorn." or. in other words.
any one u::used to the ways of a lum
ber camp. One of the harshest and
most dangerous, although it is the
most admired, writes Charles G. D.
Roberts in "Around the Campfire,"
is that known as "chopping him
This means, in a word, that the
stranger in camp is invited to climb
a tall tree to take observa:ions or en
joy a remarkable view. No sooner
has he reached the top than two or
three vigorous axmen attack the tree
at its base. Long before he can
reach the ground the tree begins to
topple. As a general rule the heavy
branches so break the fall of the tree
that the victim finds himself uninjur
ed. There are cases, however, where
men have been crippled for life.
Mr. Roberts gives an experience of
his own which did not come out ex
actly as the lumbermen expected. He
had climbed into a magnificent pine
tree one day. No sooner was he two
thirds up the tree than the lumbermen
set to work to "chop him down."
"I thanked them for their atten
tion," he writes, "and climbed a few
feet farther .up to secure a position
which I saw would be a safe one for
me when the tree should fall. As I
did so I perceived, with a gasp and a
tremor, that I was not alone in the
"There, not ten feet above me,
stretched at full length along a
branch, was a huge panther. From
the men below his form was quite
"I laughed to myself as I thought
how my tormentors would be taken
aback when the panther should come
down among them. I decided that
there would be no more danger to
them than that to which they were
exposing me in their reckless fool
"The great mass of foliage made
the fall a comparatively slow one.
Then came the final thunderous
crash, and in an instant I found my
self standing in my place, jarred, but
"The next instant there was an
other roar, overwhelming the laigh
ter of the woodsmen, and out of the
pine boughs shot the panther in a
whildw.ind of fury.. He turned half
round and greeted his enemies with
one terrific snarl and then bounded
off into the forest at a pace which
made it idle to pursue him.
"The n.en seemed almost to think
that I had conjured up the panther
for the occasion. I thanked them'
most fervently for coming to my
rescue with such whole hearted good
will and promised them that if ever
again I got into a tree with a panther
I would send for them at once."
THE MONEY-MAD PREACH
(By 0. P. Fogg, published by re
Money! Oh mnoney, thy praises I
Thou art my savior, My God and My
Tis for thee that I preach, and for
thee that I pray,
A.nd make ray collections on each
'I hiave gewgaws to purchase and car
riages to buy,
For I.-wish you to know that my am
bitions are ,high;
Mfy ideas are higher than steeple or
Of the church that I serve or the sin
ers who fall.
But I turn a deai ear to their sorrow
And insist that they fill my box
morning and night.
As I dwell long and loud on "the
poor widow's mite."
gather my knowledge from wis
dom's great tree,
And use it to help only, my poor wife
Pounds, shillings and pence are all
that I crave.
From my first step on earth to the
brink r - grave.
AnC when I'm laid low and my body's
Place a box on my grave, 'tis my
Thit my friends may all sec when
they come for retiection,
Thai I can't rest in peace without a
Money's my creed and I won't pray
And Heaven I'll close to all that may
Fr the quntescence of all my earth
Is to pluck my dear friends like you
would a fat pigeon.
My pay may be hundreds or thous
ands a year,
Wh'ile those that I pluck may be
without a cheer;
But my box and my bag must be fill
ed with your gold,
Or I'll pray that my God may damn
your poor soul.
I must have carriages, horses, ser
vants and all!
As I'm not going to walk like Pete?
Nor 'do like John did; live on locust
So open your purse and down with
Fools sometimes ask what I do with
They might as well ask what Bees
do with their honey:
And I answer them all with a wink
and a nod,
"That I keep jjust three-thirds, and
give my praises to God."
In the cold silent clay I may soon
hide my face,
From the suckers I've plucked and
the God I've disgraced:
Where I'll slumber in peace 'till the
But then look out, boys, for a general
When a man punishes his son his
wife can't help wondering if he is
jealous of his brains.
Half an evil ca. see more iniquity
than the whole of an innocent one.
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Do you want to get from 10
to I I cents for cotton next fall
while other cotton only brings
6 1-2 to 7 cts?
Do you want to grow cotton
that will bring a difference in
price sufficient to more than
pay for the picking and fertilizer?
In fact will almost cover the en
tire expense of makingthe crop?
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than other varieties. 50 bush
els will plant 50 to 60 acres.
should make 40 to 50 bales,
put in your pocket from $500 -
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experience with these seed will
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Well. bred Berkshire and
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ar. Greenwood............ 2.46 p. m.
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Ar. Fairfax... ... ............ ...---4.4! p m.
Ar. Charleston. ...................... 7 4 p. mi.
Ar. Beaufort..................... . ... 630 p. m.
Ar. Port R. yal.. ........... ....... 6.40 p. mU.
Ar. Savannah..................-----645 P~. In.
Ar. Waycros............-........... 1. p. mX.
Ar. Jacksonville... .............. --....- -
No. 1. Daily.
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No. 52. N'o. 6)
Daily. Ex. Sun.
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Ar. Greenvile ...... - 3-..-325 p. m. 10 208a. mn.
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