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, 1 f "l ) "'i I ft! :. -r 4 - 1 - 2t i; 'J. YOHDERS OF AMERICA ByT.T.MAZXT , WUr Newspaper Union. CZAR OF SMOKESTACK WORLD THEM) art hum smokestacks that art unbelievably big too big ta be truebut tbe one recently com Dieted for the reduction worki of the Anaconda Copper Mining company at. Anaconda, Montana, sets up a new world record. The concrete base on which this gigantic structure stands required 118 cars of crualied rock, 50 cars of sand and 20,890 sacks of cement to com plete aud weighs approximately 9,250 tons. The stack proper Is constructed of specially shaped blocks or bricks about two and one-half times the size of the ordinary brick and It took 2, 494,672 of these larger units te com plete the job. To make the mortar necessary to lay these brick required 7T cars of sand. 87 care of fire clay and 41,860 sacks of cement. The estimated weUtht of the brick work Is 23,810 tone. the exterior diameter of this sraoke-and-gas elevator Is 86 feet at the base, while the Interior diameter at the top tapers down te 60 feet. The wall Is 22 Inches thick at the top. The max imum height of the suck and its base la 080 feet ltt Inches. Smokesrttcke of extreme size are desirable and In fact necessary, In con nection with certain classes of mining ntutrnHons. to orevent the destruction of vegetation by the extensive quan-1 titles of strong and poisonous iume and gases which result from the re ducing operations. WONDERS OF AMERICA By T.T.MAXCT Q, Western Newspaper Union. THE CAVERNS OF LURAY IN THE midst of the broad winding valley of the Shenandoah River the "Daughter of the Stars" as the In dians called It in northwestern Vir ginia, flanked en the east by a line of mountains known as the Massa nuttons and on the west by the main chain of the Blue Ridge range, la tbe quaint, oldish town of Luray. Ten miles west Is Cave Hill, under which Is one of our great natural curiosities the Luray Caverns, to ' which have come to wonder, study and admire, scientists, explorers and tour ists from every quarter. Here the mysterious workings of nature have produced a veritable un derground fairy palace, with miles of passageways lined with an Infinite Tarlety of curious, gigantic and won derful formations. Almost every object of nature seems to be repro duced with surprising reality. The In describably fantastic groupings of the weird and grotesque formations, the beauty and the coloring of the rtrnnle taDestrv effects and the trans lucent and symmetrical arrangement appear to be the handiwork of nature In a playful mood. v . One chamber measures almost 400 feet in length by 125 feet In width. Others possess lofty, arched and elab orately ornamented domes. A most marvelous formation bears strong re semblance to gigantic pipe-organ. When struck, these "chimes" give out, low. sweet, full notes which re-echo rother spooklly through the surround ing caverna. This cavern Is brilliantly electric lighted, surprisingly free from damp ness In fact the atmosphere Is pleas Ingly delightful, the normal, year-rouna temperature la about. $4 degrees and the Journey through It an entirely new mm4 tttuf -end unusual sensation. , Ifs In Mythology. New lork Telegram "It's Just pos sible that Venus mightn't have gotten that golden apple from Adonis." Thaasol In which case Paris mightn't have gone hunting and got killed by a wild boar. Boston Transcript TV A B. & L. Investment' ( of V 25c WEEKLY ;...-. ' Matures $100 . In About 6 1-2 Years Tax Free WONDERS OF AMERICA BjT.T.MAXET , Wstrn Newspaper Union. "TtfE ELECTRIC SHIP" THE NEW MEXICO was the first battleship constructed In the United States, to be propelled by This ship la 624 feet loug, weighs 32,000 tons and from the water-line to the top of the mast Is as high as a ten-story building. To drive It 21 knots an hour re iro. 2snno horse power. Her oil- hnrnlnu BIH'I.IPH HTO fed frOM tOUkS which carry approximately 1,000,000 gallons of oil. It's nine boilers pro duce 36,000 horse power of steam energy. This steam turns iwo iur Mn. whlrh develon 32,000 horse power. These turbines are marvelous savers of fuel and space, fcacii iur hi no la mwinftpted to an electric gen erator. Each generator produces 16,000 horse power of electrical energy. Huge cables carry this current to tii Knntrni hoard from which the en gineer operates the ship. From this point this power Is sent to four glunt motors of 7,000 horse power each one of which Is attached to each pro- nnllar tlhnft. "lot olantrlrftv An It" is the motto on the New Mexico. Electricity re volves the gun turrets, moves, loads and .fires the guns ; raises me am-nr. moves the rudder and pushes the ship ; 1in'OFU tha hnAts. numus the water, runs the machine and blacksmith shops, heats and Hahta the boat; op erates the Interior communicating, Are protection, refrigerating, ventilating .nrf foionhnne svsteins and wlreli-tw In strument; peeN potatoes. ashes dishes, mixes the bread dough, wushes and Irons the clothes In the laundry, sterilizes the Instruments In the hos p'ltal and does numerous other nn lookel-f'-r stunts. Iii every sense of the word, the New Mexico Is an electric ship. WONDERS OF AMERICA By T.T.MAXET , Western Newspaper Union. VALLEY FORGE IN THE picturesque valley of the Schuylkill river, twenty miles north west of Philadelphia, there Is a sacred spot at which every Americau should give himself the privilege of worship ing sometime during his or her life time. It is the then unuttractlve slti-, lined with bnrren, frozen hillsides, where General Ceorge Washington and his little army of about 10,000 half-starved, poorly-clad put riots blv ouaced, sundering unthlnkuble hard ship, from December, 1777, to June, 1778, following the trugic battle of the Brandywlne and the occupuncy of Philadelphia by the British. nils' circumstance of history be queathed to this hallowed pluce a glory and a fame which will attach to It throughout tlie ages to come as win the more recent struRgle to the region of the Argonne In France. A tract of about 500 acres has been purchased by the state of Pennsylvan ia and the government, with patient determination and admirable com pleteness, Is restoring ancient land marks aud transforming this historic camp-site of the Continental army Into an everlasting National Shrine. The Daughters of the American Revolution have erected a noble shaft to the unknown who sleep here and the Valley Forge Museum of American History contains many relics of the dajtOne s with emotion as he en ters the lltjje Iwttage where General Washington had his simple headquar ters and eels the odor of sanctity as he steps Into the Washington Memorial Chapel, sometimes called "Tha WeM- HJnattr ot AmonGa'1 Belgium Greatest Battle Center. The little country of Belgium has been the scene of more Important bat tles than any other country of the world. And What It Will Do In Securing You a Home Of Your Own Or Establishing Your Financial Independence v One of our country's frreat financial wizards stressed the importance of "watching the pennies." He said the "dollars will take care of themselves." The difference in his point and ours is this: v Invest Your Quarters In B. & L. and There'll Be More Dollars Working For You And Requiring No Attention! Its really amazing that just a quarter invested each week in B. & L Stock will work an accumulation of a huhdred dollars in about six " and a half years. Multiply that by. the number of quarters you can put away each week and you can calculate definitely on the amount your wealth can be increased in the next six and a half years just how q jickly you can own a home, unencumbered, or establish yourself in a business of your own. ' . . ' . . f Don't Put Off the Day Of Your Success Any Further Than Necessary Come In i Tomorrow and Make Application For Our September Series Eoamoke Rapds BuiHiiig "Mo 'Ms' WELLS D. TILLERY, President WONDERS OF AMERICA By T.T.MAZET ' , Western Newspaper Union. OLD FAITHFUL GEYSER THIS Lord didn't luaae many geys ers or water volcanoes, but be gave a dlstluot Individuality to each or the few which he did make. He placed the majority of them In Yellowstone park and of these, one has been dignified with the name Old Faithful, because of Its dependability. Geysers are do-as-you-please freaks of Nature. Their activities are gen erally devoid of any regularity. Some "go off" with great frequency : Others only at long Intervals. But, Old Faithful, true to the name, can be depended upon, day and night, winter or summer, to thrust her tremendous column of water high Into the air (some times 170 feet), for four min utes at a time, at Intervals of from sixty-live to eighty minutes. From a bowl-shaped surface own ing an irregular passage, kifcwn as a tube, reaches down to the Intensely heated regions. Water rrom me face or underground springs trickles down through rooks and holes and collects In the botloin of this tube. The heat makes It boll. Then It turns to steam. The steam forces the water toward the top. Later, clouds of steam arise. Finally, the pressure of the steam overcomes the weight of the water above and the geyser erupts with astonishing force, continuing to do so until all the water In the tube has been expelled. Th i-harired water fulls to the ground and cools oft. Soon the water again collects In the tube, becomes heated to the breaklng-out point and the operation Is repeated. innwiinir tn rlervatlons made by the U. B. Geological Survey, Old Faith- I w nt nnn nn11,,na if U'fttM ful "snoots lowiw am"" at each eruption, or about 33,225,000 gallons every twenty-four hours enough to supply city of 300,000 In hahltaNts. WONDERS OF AMERICA By T.T.MAZET . Westera Newspaper Union. UNCLE SAM'S GIANT WIRELESS " AT OREKNBUHY POINT, near Annapolis. Maryland, Is located the great, high-power radio station, owned and operated by Uncle Sam. Built as a war measure, for the In surance of uninterrupted communica tion with our army In France, In the event that for any reason the cables were put out of commission, as well as to provide added facilities for keep ing In touch with and directing the movements of vessels at sea, it has succesxftflly bridged the seas of the world and "made good." Four gigantic, steel towers 600 feet high, set 850 feet apurt aud in the form of a square, support the maaslve web of super-sensitive wires from which outgoing electric waves "bop off" Into space and to which the In coming waves from afar are attracted. The energy by which the station Is operated Is obtained from a nearby power plant a suitable operating building, power-transformer house, quarters for the maintaining and op erating forces, store house for repair materials and other necessary equip ment having been erected at an ad vantageous and adjacent location. The far-reaching Importance of this miracle-like station which performs the seemingly Impossible conies home to one when he understands that It successfully handles radio traffic direct With Frunce, Italy. Germany, Norway, other radio stations in this country and Its outlying possessions and aH C. S. Navy and all proerly-cqulppe' merar.i and other vessels, no matte In what far-away part of the wor' they may be located D..khlMN I In BUB voiiierij . tj sold me to you." He (still more bitterly) "You needn't twit tne with - . ...... ,.. l.t ...,... ll,Aial. my unioriunuir iiiu,,i,u, Boston Transcript o Tl . hH TI TI n . ?? ' 1 aoer me ilww yiaKa , Air of Remarkable Purity The air Is so pure In Aivqulpa, Peru, that from the observatory nt that place. 8,050 fee above the sea, a bluck spot, one lncb In diameter, placed on a wide disc, haa been seen t distance of 11 miles through a IB Inch telescope. Answered. For reasons of economy a certain dowager had to part with her butler, relates an English exchange. She gave him a cordial reference to a prospec tive employer. A few days later ahe was annoyed to get a catechism of questions from this lady "Wus he cour teous, gentlemanly, honest, and of dis tinguished appearance?" To which sin- replied: "The Dowager Lady Itlimk wishes to say that if her butler owned half the virtues enumerated she wvuld have married him herself years ago." Concerning Wood Dream To draiui you are In the woods sig nifies wealth. T dream of a wood cutter denotes good luck. To dream of u woodman signifies embarrass Humid Tn ilrpnni flf wooden shoes sig- uiruitii w - - nlttes a hasty Journey. To dream of a wood snake denotes slander. 10 uream of wooden spoons shows an avaricious and hard-hearted neighbor. To dream of a woodpile show a man In love with some Ill-natured woman. To dream you are In u woodyard denotes a happy change of fortune. Ladies 4 Attention! After a swim in the pool dry your hair with one of our Electric Dryers Cash or Credit For Sale By Roanoke Rapids Power Company Roanoke Rapids. N. C. (Offices Herald Publishiog Company) J. A. MOORE, Vice President World Calls for Service. M nnaa ItVHt who SCrVCS lUOSt, and i, Mhnnia serve most who Is best equipped for service. Unless he do serve, crooked paths will noi oe wmuw straight, or errors corrected. Today service alone exalts the ma. Bfr change. Needed Immediate Attention. A little miss, age four years, went to the country to spend a week with her mafrled brother. He was bringing her home in his wagon drawn by two mules. On the way he stopped at a country, store. While in the store one of the mules let out a "Hee-Haw." The little girl Jumped out of the wagon and almost out of breath ran to her brother, exclaiming, "Oh, Alfred, come quick, one of the mules baa the hlc- n CUUgllS. A Meat Importations From China. ' Chinese meats Imported Into this country conlt of hams and sausage. The hams aw cured In a manner similar to ours, have a peculiar are small, and of p.)r quality. Judged by American tastes. The sausage Is prepared from pork, and Is about the lie of a thin frankfurter. Is hard "and oily, and h:. nnlor prouounced unpleasant to the occidental nose. These product are consumed ex clusively by the, Chinese, who consider them qidte n delicacy. 1 Classified AdvLCduma FOR RENT-THREE UNFUR niBhed rooms in private resi dence. Address H care of Herald. FRAMING LUMBER, SHORT dimensions, ($15.00) fifteen dollars per M, delivered on ground. W. T. Parker, Wel don, N.C. ;.4t WE WILL BE GLAD TO QUOTE you on a deep well any size any depth any where and also wa ter plants. J. F. & R. M. White, well drillers and water wipply contractors, Norlina, N, 0. 4t SACRIFICE - FOR , QUICK sale. Virginia farm (near N. C. line). 200 acres fine land, nearly level, good buildings; fronting improved pike, only one mile from railroad and banking town. Several N. C. farmers in same neighborhood. Price reduced from $20,000 to $13,000 fori immediate sale. Write for full particulars. Venable & Ford, Lynchburg, Va. 3t Notice of Jiiiolution of Partnership in Iuhiv frfvafi nt tha itlaao lution, by mutual agreement, of tha partnership of Mr. W. L. Long and Mr. E. A. MBtthews, attorneys at law. His duties as an officer of the corpor :,.,., uMth ivhiph h la PAnnMtpd re aiiuil" ......... ..- -- quire the entire time of Mr. Long and necessitate his retirement from the general practice of law. Mr. Mat thews Will continue me practice ui iw at Roanoke Rapids. North Carolina, with offices in the First National Bank Building. W. L. Long 8-l2-6t E. A. Matthewa Thos. W. Wafford Jeweler High Grade Repairing Our Specialty. Terms Cash Phone 88 Roanoke Rapids, N. C. CLARK & CLARK Attorney! at Law Roanoke Rapids, N. C. Room No. V UptUIn la Bank Bolldls No Modern Sickroom i Without its Fan Doctors appreciate the necessity of keep ing the air ot the sick room in motion and renewing it frequently. An electric fan, proper ly placed, will aid venti lation without causing a draft. Its use is essentiaLto summer a time comfort in every " room of the house. It costs but a trifle to operate. Wt if wtt ftr ftml f Cmmtni ElKtrk CtmMt Roanoke Rapidi Power Company Roanoke Rapid, N. C. J.T.STAINBAC DRw7m. WARD DENTIST Rosemary, N. C. 5 DR, PAISLEY FIELDS DENTIST V ' s Over W.ld Drt cV- WeldonC V Dr. W. A. Carter, VETERINARIAN , WELDON, N.C.'i 'S' Pk. KAI . . J. Dn. West & Craiill . v DENTISTS ' ' Roanoke Rapids, N. C ' ' "' ' Often '..'. ' 2nd Floor Drug Store Building NOTICE 0FDISS0LUT10N Notice is hereby elven that the na nership heretofore subsisting betweJ me unuersigneu, as opening a mereni tile business in the Town of Roaao Rapids, N. C under the firm name Saunders and Mohorn. has been disso ed by mutual consent, and as from i date hereof ail aeots due to and owl by the said late firm will be receivl and paid respectively by J. R. Moho who will continue to carry on said bif ness under the firm name of J. K. ti horn. - " I Dated this the 1st day of Augit A. D. Ml. W. S. Saunders - . J. R. Mohorn. 8-6-4t . - , r-. Roanoke Hotel and Cafe v Roanoke Junction, N. C. THE TRAVELERS HEADQUARTERS Good Rooms and Serrice K. B. TOPPING Manager'; Of EN &30A.M. t. 110 P.M. Quality and Servio Phone 33 For Quick Deliver i. :f Rosemary Supply Company Uaetn ia Fiae GrKwki Pbooe33 Roiemary.N. C B. and L. Prepaid Stock $100 Cash Per Share Pays 6 per cent per annum, payable ' , semi-annually " ; : . TaxFree n i 1 r'J f. ... f . '