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United States and Goodyear solid arid pneumatic tires, arid tubes
Us Seirve Yom
I ' 14-16 EAST COLLEGE ST.
ASHEVILLE N. C.
QUALITY AND SERVICE
MAX A. HAYS, Manager
J. H. LANGE, Owner
Will not be such a handicap after all
If you start right.
Cole Guano Distributors
Gantt Cotton Planters
Ledbetter Corn aiid Cotton Planters
Stalk Cutters , u
Peg Tooth Harrows
Riding and Walking Cultivators.
W. E. Smith
A. B. Wa'drop
SMITH & WRLDROP
' OLD STAND
Landrum, South Carolina
TARRED ROADS AFFECT TREES
I Investigation Has Shown Conclusively
incir ureastrous Results on.
Neighboring Vegetation. C
Thtf Injurious effects of tnrrWi rna rid
,-npon neighboring vegetation have been
uBt,criDea ?. in numerous : articles ema
nating from both American and Euro
pean sources. One of the latPst Ins
tigations of this subject has been made
m Miian Dy u. tfrizi. The plants most
susceptible to "damage of this sort,
saya Signor Brizi, are species of horse
cnesrnut (Aescrulus HlDDocastumiTh
and Aecarnea), the leave of whtph.
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at tne Deginnmg of summer, turn rusty
at me edge and curl up slightly, while
their surface is covered with numer
ous small , spots, which, at first, are
yellow and look as If covered with a
thin layer of shining varnish. The leaf
men curls up more and more, dries,
and ia easily blown away." Other
plants very sensitive to the effects of
tar are Forsythla virldissima, Fagus
sylvatica, Lagerstraemia Indica, Mag
nolia grandiflora, Deutzia and Cornus.
The damage Is caused almost entirely
by the very fine dust raised by the
passage of motorcars. This dust set
tles slowly and is most abundant on
low plants and the lower branches-of
trees. Once deposited, the Amall par
ticles of tar give off Injurious vapors
when strongly heated by the sun. Plant
and parts of plants not directly reach
ed by the sun never show this dam
age, while plants exposed to the sun
are injured In proportion to "the in-1
tensity and duration of sunshine. The
best remedy is to keep down -the dust
by the regular and abundant watering
oi tne roaas.sclentlflc American.
British InyentioVWrfpli Picked
up mines- Aneaa oi: tne
' Vessels. '
WALK IN CENTER 0F.STREET
Innovation In Canadian Town That
Has Been Accorded Warm Wel
come by Pedestrians.
Congestion of traffic resulting from
the rapid expansion of the wholesale
district in Edmonton, Alberta, has
caused the city authorities to remove
the paved walks from the sides of the
Hundreds of American ' bhjejackets"
nndoubtedly were saved.; from death "
because the American warships,? while i
proceeding through : the mine-strewn
seas, were equipped with paravanes,
through courtesy of the British admi- V 1
ralty.- -; N. . t . . , -V'
Fitted with paravanes, Ahe warships .
fished out any mines-; ahead of the
vessels. Novices often mistook the ap-, -7
paratus for torpedoes. The thing made
a humming sound when adjusted to a',
speeding ship, owing to friction.
The paravane consists of a water-," '
plane -shaped like a torpedo, having -
a pair of large flat fins projecting on
either side of its body. The tail is '
fitted with rudders to keep the thing ;
at any set depth.? It. Is towed over- r
side by a wire rope which runs f rom r
the ship's bows outward. "The wlreT
rope Is Intended to pick up the moor-r-Ing
ropns of mines and siiriA tm-.
along till they reach the nose of the !
paravanes, where a sharp saw Is fixed
inside a V-shaped slot. The saw cuts J
through the mooring rope and allows
the mine to float free, where it can be.
either avoided or destroyed.
: Due tothe cable and fin arrange-. 1
ment the twin paravanes keDt dini?nn
ally? ahead of the, vessel. Naval men :
y me invention did more than any
other single device to defeat Oer.
many's policy of attrition. ,
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oUSTUEST FUR' COAT
EVER MADE IN AMERICA
View in Wholesale Section of Edmon
ton, Alberta, Showing the Walk In
the Center of the Street, an Ar
. rangement Which Permits Loading
and Unloading Without Interfering,
With Foot Traffic ia.
to even you up and bring right in the finish When
you buy an implement be sure it is a
Standard Make.r :
Irum, South Carolina
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EVERY woman heeds a : pair of r these
comfort giving low shoes for light wear,
for the hospital and for resting the feet
after wearing heavy shoes. -
These good looking, sensible, low shoesare
exactly what you need.
Made:of the softest ; Vici kid ileatfier, hand
tmii,:extremely flexible sole, sUent nibber
tread low heel, genuine SELZ quality all
leather, perfect workmanship, a shoe every
woman should possess. 1
$3.50 to. $9.00
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Wilkins & Co.;
The costjiest.. fur; coat ever; made In
Ameilca has been delivered to Mrs. W.
E. Ctoy, wlf of the, 8teel magnate. The
coat is of Russian sable made from
skins selected from -all parts ot the
world. It cost $75,000. J" ;'''! -,"
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HE HAS 1 00. BULLET SCARS
Soldier Coming Back-Minus a Hand
and With Many Wounds.
With his right hand shot away and
more than a . hundred bullet scars on
his body, Domlnick Clamacco, an Ital
ian of Dunbar, Pa., a member of Com
pany iv, Three Hundred and Twenty
fifth .. . infantry. whas been Invalided
home. He wusvwounded - the , night of
July 6 while leading a . scouting patrol
over ." No , Man's Land. ; f German "out
posts;, discovered .the scouting , party,
and in- the glace of .Vflares" the party
made good ' targets for the. enemy, ma
chine gunners. All of the party, with
the exception of Clamacco were killed.
Ciamacca, as . the attending physician
recorded him, was "shot full of holes."
He :was barely alive , when picked , up,
almost every portion of his, body hav
ing been struck by - machine-gun bul
lets. His right arm . was - so-.badly
shattered that amputation of the hand
was neccssaryi Virtually all the'flesh.
was shot from, his right Us, and only;
a j delicate skin-grafting, . operation
savedf it. -For several days he lingered
betwcemlife and deaths but finall he
gained sufficient strength to permit
his being sent home.:. .'.; ..
; BIRDS STEAL RIDES Tj
Too Lary to Fly, .They Are Taking the .
Places of Tramps. -r-'
Birds are fast' taklng the ; place of
hoboes on 'the brakebeams of trainaV
according to John E Sexton, president
of the- Eureka-Nevada Railroad, com- ,
pany of Palisade, Nev; : . ;
Sexton says birds, especially par-.
rows and. linnets, are extremely slaty,
this i year, and.-instead of flying from
the East to the West, are riding the
brakebeams. - "..,,..
- Gtingian Jnstance, Sexton- said that
about 300 birds ridings on" a Southern
Pacific train "paasing through! Nevada
from the East recently, flew froa.be-..
neath their perches on the coach when
the train -Tt??!' ever -a rcrV-'r-