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orthe i*ul thn
in'te southe naoun6Wtains
Within t;A aae. irland,
West iia, Hn, South
'Carolina, Georgia .Aabi. kenti'ky
fnd Tennesee atdiu int'White moun
fains In te stateasof New Hampshire
and, Man. Ainoug the more impor
tant Provisiona ofthe bill are specinea
tions of te conditionA under which
title Is transferred from the indivIdual
to the federal government permission
being -giventeept teitle to minerals
or standing timber on tracts that may
e-transferred. T h. secretary Is em
powere to -adertise for lands In the
teveral states and must take 0900iibat
atre offered af glie ItI price, but
only after the legislature of the state
In which the land se'located shall have
consented to the acquisition of th
and by the United States for forest.
purposes. The bill sets aside~$5,O@,O30
which shall be avallabie lmmedlately'
upon the passage of the bill for the
purchase of the lands mentioned. Pro
vision is also made for the sale of agri
Oultural lands wbich may be located in
these mountainous areas in the ordi
onary homestead .method,. but in tracts
not exceeding eighty acres to each set
tier. The bill provides that lands ac
quired under the act shall be reserved,
-held and administered as national for
est lands. People residing in these
forest' reserves continue undet' the
same legal jurisdiction as prior to their
salq to the federal-government except
In the matter of offenees against .the
Unlted States. Under the terms of the
bill the secretary of agriculture not
only has oversight over the government
reserve proper, but may for the protec
tion of the watersheds of said naviga
ble streams agree to aduinister and
protect for a definite tee'm of years any
private lands situated upon any of
these watersheds, but'on condition that
timber-thereon shall only be cut In ac
cordance with the rules and regulations
which the government shall prescribe.
Friends of the forest preservation pol
icy of the present administration view
this measure as one of the most vital
which have ever been before congress,
and it is earnestly hoped that the men-:
ure may become a laW. The individual
citizen cannot do much, but he can
write his representative in congress
if in doubt about his attitude and urge
him for love of country and considefa
tion for the welfare of future genera
tions to give the bill his cordial support
The government Crop Reporter for
January contains sore very interesting
data in tables which show the average
yields of gtain per acre In the United
States during the forty year period
beginning in 1868 and ending with the
close of 1907. During the first five
years of this period the average yield
of the leading cereals was as follows:
Corn,- 27.6 bushels; wheat, 32.8; oats,
29.2; barley, 23.8; rye. 18.8t In the
last five years of'the period from 168
to 1907 the yield 'of the same cereass
was: C'orn, 27.5; whbet,. 18.%; eats, 29.9;
barley, 26.5; rye, 16 tiehels respee
tively. There aee some helpf61l de
dections and leusons that may be
drawn from the figures given. Aoi
them is this-that a more exact an
scientiaic type of agrIculture has not
durigg the priodeeved to counqeract
the loss in fertility of soils that to be.
gin with were marvelously prodigal
and responsive. Thq.garsagiven als
emphasise the fac :bat te who are
engaged In the good wd*a must con
tinue preaching the . pei of A bettet
type of aji'ic11ture Wbg will restore
to the soil 1ts lost etate of prIsthis
productiveness. Another fact thet IS
brought out Is that there must- be a
ecad of redhanded agricultural sinners
who are prosecuting a wretehedly ut*
profitable type of agriculture to bring
the yields of the cereals nawn$ down
to so low a figure. 1Dvery farmert In
the country should consider it his per
sonal, religious and patriotic duty to
raise such crops as will put him on the
upside of these paltry averages-to be
a litter up instead of a puller down.
A TREE POR THE NORTH.
The attention of readers of these
notes has been called before to the
Norway poplar as a valuable tree suit..
ed to planting in the northern portion
of the c entral. west. The poplar In
question hears no cotton or seed, as
does its cousin, the 'cottonwood, but is
propagated entirely by cuttihgs. .The
tree grows straight. The wodd is
straight gpained and makes godlum
ber an4 - also ,splits easily, seasons
-quickly an4' mank~s ecllent~ mummner
fuel. The growtb of .the. tree is ra'pid.
In MlnnesotgwIaere it was introduced
somo years ago; t hag been ktnown to
attain a height 4t ffty 1iqrt and a di.
ameter of seventeen inichet in fonr'teen
eas- The trge,- seetul to be yer
ice show that
superier to the
use of .eater a
e and a Woperior qualty
MURDER OF THE SEAL
The Way the Animals Are Glaughtered
by the Hunters.
The ice echoes' no footfalls. so the
murder of the seal is a stealthy act.
Yes. it seein. like murder. On the pan
lies a whitecoat alone. Up to it hur
ries otte 'of 'thb hunters. Lifting his
but above his head, he 'measures the
distance; then., swinging downward the
Iron shed point. he strikes the skull of
the seal such a blow that it is crushed
14 as if of pasteboard. Tossing aside
the bat and whipping out the scalping
knife, while the creature is still quiver
Ing, with a swift underput and two or
three side strokes the keen blade has
severed the hide and the layers of fat
beneath s6 they can be rolled into a
pelt, the hide holding the fat in its
f9ids. The next whitecoat is with its
parents. Their bide is coarser, but
worth having, so the gunner takes a
quick aim, lodging a charge of 'shot in
the head of the growling mate just at.
the base of the brain. Here the skull
is thinnest. One of the batters stands
guard over the blowhole to prevent
the mother from escaping, while an
other bats the cub. Then the female,
who would desert her oirspring to save
her own life, is clubbed on the, bead.
A few strokes of the knives and three
more bloody carcasses crimson the ice.
The pelt of the first seal is piled with
the other three in a pan. The flagman
sticks a flab-by its side, and the hunt
ers hurry forward. leaving the pelts to
be towed back to the ship when the
hunt is ended.
Thus the slaughter continues hour
after hour until nightfall only ends the
vtroke of the bat and thrust of the
knife. If it began at daybreak the
field may be strewn with thousands of
dead seals. for if the pan of ice is
thronged with them, as is sometimes
the case. a hundred men will kill ten
times their number in a day, since most
of the seals are harps, which seldom
try to protect their young, and are
slain without atteinpting to defend
themselves.-Day Allen Willey in Met
Bunions and Rank.
"It Is extraordinary," writes Sir Hen
ry Drummond Wolff in "Rambling Riec
ollections." "to observe-in England the
-weakness. that most people have for
boasting of their frlends in high places
and the deference that they show to
them. The daughter of a lady of very
high rank had some pain in her foot
which the mother asked the governess
to be good enough to look at. The lat
ter after examining It said, 'if it were
not for her ladyship's exalted rank I
should say It was a bunion.'"
- THE ESKIMO KAYAK.
This Greenland Craft Is a Most Diff
oult One toe'Mendle.
There is no craft so diffieult to hat -
at. as the Eskibtno kayak. .The only
beat familiar to us which .in any way
resembles It Is the racing sheli, but If
& crack oarsman of .one of our crack
colleges were tied into a kayak and
-told to shift for himself even In smooth
water he would have a bard times of it.
The kayak has been evolved through
hund di of years of necessity. With
out it the Greenland Eskimnos at least
would got be able to provide thei daily
bread, "br, niore properly speaking.
their daily blubber.
It Is singular that all the materials
ueled In the construetion of the kayak
come frmm the sea-driftwood for the
~m, sealskin for the covering.
for the harpoon and dart, ivory
and J.ne for bow, stern and keel and
for the various Implements. Ttbe womi
en -prepare the skin covering and
Stretch it over the frame till it is as
tight and Arm as the head of a drum.
On such occauion , there is great ex
citement in the community. A regular
"kayak bee" is held; even refreshments
are not lackink. for the owner of the
kayak treats to cogee all around when
the work is satisfacterily done.
The completed boat is a triumiph of
Ingenuity and skill. It is about eight
een feet long. usharply pointed at each
end. its greatest depth is six Inches
and its width about eighteen. it is
entirely covered save for the little
round hole into which the owner slips.
pushing his feet underneath the skin
deck in front.
This bole is fitted to the person for
whom the boat is desIgned, -and his
thighs conietsely fill it up. When heI
is seated in it ,and his waterproof
jacket is tied securely rou'Id the edge
he is able to defy the waves which
wash over him or the rain which beatir
aliop him. The BlE thong loops -ar
fanged on the deck in front and the~
three or four behind hold his imple
bim on tL
for use, to tli
Moste are apt- sometnit
to ke steortt may be by tih
attack ofA ."wairip or even a seal, by
Oareless ,nov.qiit or an unexpectet
ly 'large Ytave. - Ift be does not rigl
himself at on". he'is inevitably drowt
ed. unless a eomrade conibs to his as
sistane.. The uedal method of turnin
the kayak upright-again is by usina
the paddle as a lever. holding it alon
the side of the boat, pointing it towar
the bow, then sweeping it through th
water, but those who are. thoroughl,
prod, ignt are able to do it by means 1
their throwing stick, their arm or evei
"Of course." said the tourist, "yoi
know all about the antidotes for snak,
"Certainly," replied the explorer.
"Well, when a snake bites yol
what's the thing you do?"
First Mother (reading letter from soi
at college) - Henry's letters alwayi
send me to the dictionary. Secon
Mother (resignedly) - That's nothing
Jack's always send tue to the bank.
THE MAXIM GUN.
Curious Origin of This Terrible Engini
The crigin of the Maxim gun wa
somewhat curious. Mr. Maxim (Si
Hiram) after the close of the grea
civil war in Ameriea was visiting on
of the southern battlefields. le picke,
up a Springfield rifle and began firi
at a target. He soon, discovered, to hl
amazement, that his shoulder was al
black and blue with the recoll. Thi
set him thinking, and he soon cor
ceived the idea of. utilizing this fore
In a gun which would fire automatik
le went to London full of his idet
but no one would. listen to him. I
Birmingham the chief man in n fa(
tory refused to make a bolt gun.
In despair Mr. Maxim packed up hl
trunks and went to Paris. In tw
weeks the work. was done. This gu
Mr. Maxim exhibited in London I
185. le spoke of it then as the gu
of the future. It is now the gun of th
present. -It is a wonderful gun and
deadly one. By adjusting the indict
tor itwill tire bullets at any rate trot
one per minute to 000.
This .ferrilAe weapon. is started . b
the firing of the.. first shot., After, tha
It works Itself and will keep going a
long as crtridges can be fed into th
machine. .When, one belt of 883 is e3
hausted. all that is necessary is t
hook on another.
When the British government gav
an order for the gun. Ahey stipulate
that it should not weigh morp than
hundred pounds and should. be capabl
of firing a thousand rounds In fou
minutes. Mar. Mazim produced a gu
which welghed thirty-6te pounds an
fired. 2.000 t'ound's in three minutes.
AN 'IRREGULAR -VERB.
O.e.Thet -Made a Frenehman Despal
of I,.earnilng Englisk.
* What does 'B~et iti' liean?" aske
the man of an inquiring frame of mini
of his well informed- frIesd.
"Why," was the reply, "that mean
to go, depart. be off., take your leavi
and don't be slow about It. I don'
know what it came from unless It Is
bit of policeman's slang for 'Get of in:
beat!' or 'Clear out unless gou wasu
me to beat you!'
"I am reminded of a line In one c
Dr. Oliver Wendell -Holmes' amusin
poems, scattered through the pages C
his delightfui 'Autocrat oE the Breal
fast Table.' It runs:
"Depart! Be of.'! Ezeeedi
But it takes a Latin scholar to di,
cover the derivations of all his vert
"There Is a story of a Frenchma
who on his way to IEugland was mad
the victlip. of a p'aetleal joke in ri
gardi to the verb 'go.' whose 'went
'going.' 'gone,', are' . irregular enougi
goodness knows.. Hie was found tot
struggling with this va'riation: '1 g<
thou departest; he clears out; we et
stick; you inake tracks; they absquatm
late.r and as he read it he exclaimed
"Mercy? What irregular verbs yo
have in your English language!' "-Nei
Professional Faster--I should like t
undertake a fast of four weeks in -thi
show of- yours. Ho0w much will yo
pay me. Showman-I can't give yo
any salary, but I will pay for yon
There is as y'et no method of progret
known to men that is so rich and con
plete as that which is ministered by
truly great friendship.-Phillips Brook
ithe og g10:
in Cto te
et bidder durl- I hours
Sorsal at Picken S.C.
on sale day In Septe 1 owng
idescribed real eate upon terms herein
after mentioned, towIte
Maggie Orr, Plaintiff,
Leteher Gantt, et al, Defendants.
All that piece. parcel or tract of land
in the State and county aford in
Liberty Townshi;-, containing ffy (30)
acrts more or less, adjoining land. o
W. C, O'Dell on the north, J. lFPak
raneOn .the east. U. A. Boggs on the
south, and Jhn Bughes on the west,
being- the land conveyed to Ltcher
r Gat by R. Lenhardt on the 80th 0- r
of Auuast, 1902.
Terma. Cash on day of sale; terms
must be complied with in one hour
after sale or the premises will be rerold
on same day at the risk of the former
purchaser. Purchaser to pay for all
papers and recording same.
A. J.BOGGS. (Seal)
Clerk of Court.
Summons for Rehef.
(Complaint not Served).
State of South Carolina,
I Pickens County.
Court of Common Pleas.
J. D. 31, Keith, as Executor of the last
will and testament of M.D. Keith, de
E. F. Keith, W. C. Keith, J. R. Keith,
Lula Jones, Nancy Ferguson, Mary
P - Talley, Stephen Keith, Jaret M. Keith,
J. L. Keith, Margaret Ferguson, San
dacy Burgess, Martha Evatt, Angeline
r Rice, Joe. A. Keith, Mary Clark,
Hardy Woodall, N. A. Keith, W. Cal
t vin Keith, S. C. Keith, G. W. Keith,
Mary Roper, Eliza Edens, Sarah T.
I Jones, Rebecca Roper. John S. Hen
dricks and Lula Roper, Defendants.
9 To the Defendants above named:
I You are hereby summoned and re
9 quired to answer the complaint In this
action, wh.ch was filed in the office of
the Clerk of Court at Pickens, S. C., the
*5th day of August, 1908, and to serve a
copl of your answer to the said com
plaint on the subscriber at his office at
Pickenp, S. C., within twenty days after
the service hereof, exclusive of the day
of such service; and if you fall to answer
the complaint within the time aforenaid,
the Plaintiff in this action will apply to
the court for the relief demanded in the
) Dated Auvust 5th, A. D., 1908.
i C. E. ROBINSON, Plaintiff's Atty.
SA. J. Booos, C. C. P.
Summons For Reliet
(Complaint Not Served)
State of South Carolina,
t PicJens County.
Court of Common Pleas.
John E. Boggs, Plaintiff,
Cora L. Bogge, Defendant.
To the Defendant, Cora L. Boggs:
' You are hereby summoned and re.
I quired to answer the complaint in this
action, which was flied in the office of
* the Clerk of Court of Pickens County.
r . C., on the 29th day of June, 1908. and
to serve a copy of your answer to the
said complaint on the subscribers at
I their office at Packens, S. C., within
- twenty days after the servicehereof, ex
c lusive of day of such service; and if
you fait to auswer the complaint within
the tinie aforesaid, the Plaintiff in this
action will apply to the Court for'the
relief demanded in the complaint.
r Dated June 99, A. D. 1008.
A; J. Boos, 0. 0. P.
I HAYNE8woS'O & Rounniso, -
.Notice of Cotten. Nfelgler's Electies,
t Plekens Court Mouse, S. C,
a Nottee is hereby gven that an elec
V tion will be held at Pchens court house,
t 8. C., on Saturday, August 18, I909, the
same'.being the third Saturday in Au
fgust, 1908, for the purpose of choosing a
cotton weigher for the said town of
SPickens to serve for thle ensuing year.
f Pollswil be open at 10 o'clock a. m.
and close at 6 o'clock p. m. on said day.
In order to vote in this election all
male patrons of the Pickens cotton mar
ket who will procure from R. R. Roark.
Clerk of the Town Council of the.Town
of Pzckens, a certificate that he Is a
a patron of the Pickens cotton mkirket,
and is entitled to vote in general elec
S tions in Pickens county, may vote.
e It will not be necessary that the per
son offering to vote shall reside mn Pick.
.ens township; but If he resides in Pickens
county, and Is a patron of the Plckens
'areand procures the proper certifi
e cate from the Clerk aforesaid, lie shall
4; be entitled to vote,
.,These certifioates may be obtained by
i- applying to R. R. Roark at any time'be
L: tweeni August 4, 1908, and August,14,
The following are appointed managers
Vof the said election: J. E. Cox, D. B.
Finney, Claude Hester.
R. R. Riotan
Clerk Town Council Pickons, S. "C,
Good farm, one mile of Clemson Col
lege, S. C , 46 acres, good one-horse crop,
s plenty of timber, splendid land, good
. pasture, 8-room house, out-buildings,
a good well of water,
s. A pply to W. W. T. Nailey, Calhoun, S. C
on) yoL f:g
Bst Life Ins a
on the market, it will kll
to get it fixed up b)
W. B. ANTHONY
of Oreenville, .. C.
He lcnows his bu ill,
thoroughly, and when
burn out, or die, he makes "
his business to see that the,
claim is paid promptly. Ask
those who know him.
Write him at Greeniillid A
he will see you. augf3.
J. F. JENNINGS
Liberty, S. C.
Has a mighty nice line of goods
for your inspection. The qual
ity and prices of the goods are
such as to move them wl.en
our customers see them. -
Just to see whether you will
buy or not, we make a few
oflers that are inducements.
$2.50 grade Men's Fine Pants
for $2.00 a pair.
$1.50 grade Men's Fine Pants
for $1.25 a pair.
Men's Hats at Cost.
Sell you a good $2 hat for $1.50.
25 per cent. off on Shoes.
$1 Union Made overalls for 90c.
Your trade is appreciated.
J. F. JENNINGS.
Liberty,' S. C.
C. W. GARRETT
81X MILE, S. C.
BLACKSMITH A WOODWORK
Manufactures a fine line of
turned work, such as balueters,
columns, brackets. and all such
Let me estimate with you.
No job to large or too small to
receive careful and prompt at
Communicate with mebj
teehone through the Centra,
S. C. office, or by mail on R. F.
D). 2 from Central.
SPECIAL SUMMER EXCURSIONS
Via Southern Railway.
Extremely low round-trip
Week-End Excursion Tickets
are now on sale for all trains
Saturdays and for Sunday
morning trains only, to Isle of
Pines, Tybee; also to many'at
tractive Mountain Resort Points,
from principal stations in South
Carolina. Tickets good to' re
turn until Tuesday following
date of sale.
Also special Sunday Excur
slon rates from Columbia, Au.
gusta and intermediate stations. -
to Isle of Palms and Tybee.
For details, rates, etc., apply
to Southern Railway agents, 'o
J. Le MEEK, A.. G. P. A., A
lanta, Ga.; J. C..LUSK, D. P. A.
Charleston, S. C.
Fon BAa--17 aeres, o agfs fer'est
1j mIles north'of Piken~, e se% .
7~ acres west of Woodall yti~ti '
acres branoh bottom. balsuAat air
ce$1 are cshdel -I
9. ., o. , Pekee, .