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DON'T YOU NEED
AND BED THINGS
YOU SPEND HALF OF YOVR LIFE IN YOUR BED
AND BEDROOM. HAVE IT PRETTY. OUR SOFT
WARM BLANKETS AND DOWNY QUILTS WILL DE
LIGHT YOV. NOT ONLY WHEN YOV SINK YOUR
TIRED HEAD INTO YOUR PILLOW. BVT ALL DAY
WE HAVE A SPLENDID LINE OF BLANKETS,
COMFORTERS AND EVERYTHING YOU NEED FOR
THE BED ROOM AND BATHROOM.
LET OUR STORE BE YOVR STORE FOR EVERY
THING ALL THE FAMILY NEEDS.
J. H. RIGBY,
The Young Reliable.
Manning. - - South Caroilna.
Our Fifth Car
MU LES MULES
Here for Inspection!
We now have the best bunch of
stock ever brought here. You cAn't
find any bet ter any place. We want
you to look over this bunch. We
have the right prices and the right
Full line of Buggies, Wagons, Har
ness, Lap Robes, Whips, Etc.
Coffey & Rigby,
MANNING, S. C.
ONLY KAISER CAN AFFORD
REAL TIRES IN CERMANY
Even Crown Prince Has to Bump
Along to Front in Car With Rope
bound Wheels-Rubber Tires Soar
Around $500 Apiece-Gasoline $6
The only automobile in Germany
running on pneumatic tires is Kaiser
Wilhelm's. Even the crown prince
is ,denied, this luxury. Along with
Von Hindenburg, Ludendorff, Von
Mackensen and the other diadems in
the German crown, the crown prince
bumps along to the front on tires fill
ed with rags, compressed cork and
paper. These observations form but
a small part of the anthology of facts
gathered by Victor Van der Linde,
special technical representative of
The B. F. Goodrich Rubber company,
of, Akron, who just returned from
Europe after long study of tire condi
tions abroad. In some countrics tires
are not to be had at all, except at a
fabulous price and only after a dozen
or two high government officials have
had one on the witness stand for
weeks, literally speaking; gasoline is
worth more than champagne and is
obtainable only with government con
sent, and nine-tenths of the automo
biles are not running.
"German scientists have tried to
improvise for the scarcity of rubber
by compounding what they call syn
thetic rubber," said Mr. Van der
Linde, "but in this they have been
unsuccessful. There is not an ounce
of crude rubber in it at all and there
fore it is devoid of fiber. Then again
it has cost about fifteen times more
a pound than the vegetable.
"The situation of both Germany
and Austria as concerns tires, is truly
deplorable. Countries bounding the
central empires, with the exception
of those that ar eatwa r with them
are in just as bad plight. - .
"Really the only car running with
inner tubes in Germany today is that
of the kaiser's Most casings are
stuffed with compressed champagne
corks, paper, rags and sausages made
of ground cork.
"Some have even been filled with
sand and dirt. This only refers to
those cars that have ragged casings
left. Most automobiles have ground
away their shoes and move about on
rims bound with, rope. I was for
tunate to find a taxicab in Berlin-a
taxi cal) is rare there now--and ex
perienced the sensation of riding in
a machine having nothing but rope
bound wheels. It was just like rid
ing on a wagon. Everytime the car
struck a cavity in the road, you were
jolted clear through.
"Thcre isn't a bicycle tire left in
Germany outside of those on mili
tary bicycles. Raids by the whole
sale were conducteqj on shops and
residence and all bicycle tires seized.
These have been reduced to permit
their remaking as automobile tires.
In fact, everything in ruber has been
reclaimed for tire construction and
submarine battery cells.
"The cargo of the Deutschland on
its last trip was almost cxcluslvely
rubber- but so pr1esing was the de
nmndl for the use of the rubber- in
dirigibles That none of it, with the
possible exception of tires for the
royal family, was allowed( to go into
"Germany had little crude rubber
in stock at the outbrieak of the war-.
Since then she has been depending on
what she could smuggle through the
mails and what she could buy from
Sweden. Single sheets of rubber
wvere sent in letters from the United
States until Great Britain opened
these and confiscated the contents.
A fter this channel had been closed
she potchaised large numbers of auto
mobiles in this countryw and had them
sh ipped to Sweden. Tihere she strip
ped the aut omiobil.2s of the tires and
abandonedl bra:nd neOw machines to th:
Swedes. I it. now G;rat Britain pe
mait no cars' shilipe: to Swedlen with
ir. V'an der. I .in le gave the pre
vailing priets of tires in the follow
ing coun itr ies:
Germanytt--none to lbe had.
Aunstriav -n'o to 'be had.
Swed en--$55,0 for a tire if you have
a permfit from~t Rtoyal Auntomiobile
Norway-E w. ,( ith perm'flit.
I )cnmark -- $t2n for a tire if you
can findl one and give w.-itten assur
ance to government that it will not
go to Germny.v
Ilollanl.j 8350 for- a t ire with gov
Russia $1li0 for' one t ire.
Italy -$l l0t.
"In Sweden,'' coniniuied MIr. Van
der II ide, ''Lb ere are 10,000 automo
hile's. There are 1,000 in operation
and (on tires from vhic-h las disap
peared all semblance of the original
casing. 'Tires hold twenty and thirty
patches. Sweden has been placed in
this piredieament because of the num
ber of tires that have gone to Ger
many from its ports. E'nglaind has
dleniedl it' rubbler supplies. Tires are
scarcer there now than diamondta"
-Gasoline, Mr. Van der. Linde said, I
is as big a problem as. tires. In no t
country can you get it without gov
ernment permit, and in Germany the
prices are practically prohibitive. A
pleasure trip, of two hundred milse
would cost the average German $200
in gasoline alone.
This is the European scale of prices
Germany -- -- .. -- -- .- $6.00
Austria .- - ....- .......- ...6.00
Great Britain ...-..-......-..90
France ...-- -- '...-....-1.25
Sweden ...-..-._ ...-..-._ .. 1.75
Italy -- -- . .-- - _- -- 1.00
Spain / 1.10
Greece .... ...... ..-- 1.60
"And-yet," said Mr. Ven der Linde,
"men will run to their last cent or
.? Make to
If, for no other reason than the ur
It's a duty; because you haven't 1
you have power to start a Bank A
Besides we want to help worthy.young
life, you owe yourself a Bank Account,
The Bank o
An Ambition and
THE needs of the South are idei
of the Southern Railways the growth
r the upbuildlng of the other. g
The Southern Railway asks no favors
raccorded to o4pers.
The ambition of the Southern Railwa
unity of interest tiat Is born of co-operatit
rte railroad:; to see perfected th~at fair andl It
ment of railroads which uthies the con
agencies; to realile that liberality of treatr
toh obain the addicional capital eeded fr th
enlarged facilities incident t% the dcmand
service; and, finally
To take its niche in the body politic o
-.other great Indtustries, with no lose, butt
tights and equal opportutitics.
"The Southern Serves
o .the end of t ipil rsources before
hey %ill give up hlr ;ca'se
'Mr. Van der ,Lnde sald that Spain
ipd taken advantage of its ute4tral
ity to build up a big. automobile in
lustry and has luilt truck haulage
systems equal to our railroads.
hortage of railroad equipment fore
d Spain to adopt the truck as the
hief means of travel..
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