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IRICHLAND COUNTY LEADS
IN NUMBER OF AUTOS
Fifty-six Out of Every 1,000 In State
Possessed a Motor Vehicle'on April
1-80.5 Out of 1,000 for State.
Out of every 1,000 People in South
carolina 30.5 owned an automobile,
motor truck or motorcycle 'on April
1, 1919. Despite the war, 22.7 per
cent more motor vehicles were owned
by South Carolinians on April 1, 1919,
as compared with the same date in
1918. Statistics compiled by the State
highway commission on the owner
ship or automobiles, trucks and mo
torcycles, takes from its records of
licensed motor vehicles, show that on
April 1, 1918, there were 41,193 motor
vehicles in South 'Carolina, while by
April 1, 1919, the number had increas
ed to 50,504, of which exactly 50,000
were automobiles or trucks and the
remaining 604 motorcycles.
Richland county lead the State in
the per capita number of motor veli
cles. Out of every 1,000 people in
Richland 56 owned an automobile,
truck or motorcycle on April 1, 1919.
Lexington county was second on the
per capita basis with 47.7 motor vehi
cles Per 1,000 of poPulation, Bamberg
third with 46 per 1,000 of populat.ion
and Orangeburg a close fourth Awith
45.3 per 1,000 of population.
The automobile has long since Pass
ed out of the luxury class and is rap
Idly becoming to be regarded as a
necessity. However, the number of
motor vehicles per capita is consid
pred by conservative observers as a
good index still of any community's
buying power and Prosperity.
The statistics on licensed motor ve
hicles com-piled by the State highway
commission take no account of cars
owned by the United States govern
ment as these cars are not subject to
State license. If government icars
'yere counted the number of motor
vehicles in the counties containing
camps would be greatly increased.
On -April 1, 1919. there were 152
dealers in motor vehicles in South
Carolina. 1s this connection, Rlichland
county led the State with 34 dealers,
Greenvillo came second with 31 and
Orangeburg third with 29.
The figures on the number of second
hand cars sold are, of course, accu
rate as shown by the records of tIe
commission, but as there has been a
great. deal of difficulty in enforcing
the new law requiring owners to
record with the commission the trans
fer of cars it is very probable that a
great many more than 252 second
hand cars .were sold 'between January
1 and April 1, 1919.
1jnfortunately, the State highway
commission cannot give the number
of trucks owned in the State separate
ly from the number of automobiles
without having an account of clerical
work done which would be out of
-prop'ortion to the value of the infer
ination. It is 'a fact, however, that
the number of automobile trucks own
ed in the State Is multiplying rapidly.
On account of the fact that, under
an opinion finom the assistant attor
ney general, the highway commission
Is engaged in apportioning its share
of the licensed motoit vehicles in
HIamipton and 'Barnwell counties to the
sew Allendale county, accurate figurcs
on the per capita ownership of cars
in these three counties cannot be giv
en now. However, the per capita aver
age for all three counties reaches the
respectable figure of 40.3 per 1,000 of
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Above all things one's millinery
must be kept fresh looking and im
Mlaculately clean. There are many
millinery materials that are always
In style, as velvet and velvet ribbons,
well-made flowers, laces, ribbons,
straw hats, crepe, and chiffons. They
become soiled and nussed, but can be
cleaned and freshened up by simple
processes available at home. Now that
spring is near, a becoming straw hat
may only need repolishing, or to have
the trimmings freshened up, to serve
during the early spring and as a
chanage throughout the seison.
For colored straw hats there are
dyes which are usually on stle in drug
stores, ready to apply, whlch will re
store the color of the straw or change
it to another color. There are several
reliable dyes that will ehinge colored
hats into black ones. Most of these
dyes give the hat a fine luster and it
looks practically new, after dyeing.
Often a faded hat canl be successfully
restored to color by applying the col
ors mixed with gasoline, as described
in a former article. Some hiats can be
scoured with soapsuds, as leghorn or
l'anama straws. In this case the suds
is used, but with a view to keeping
the straw from getting very wet. To
restore a natural straw color, a hat
may be elened with lemion julee ainui
sulphur. A white straw may be washed
with oxille eId dilited with wtter.
After a leghorn iat is lben cleaned
it m1y he bleached by silsis(Iing it
over a burning sulphur caidle. Burn
the sulphu4tr in the botton of t barrel,
suspending lte hat at tie top so that
It will not scorch. A felt liht may be
successfully scoured with the finest
sandpaper. Armmonia will often re
store color lit colored straw hats.
Wring a cloth 'ut of hallf11 pint of htot
water to which a telasPoo fIl I of am
tonia lias been thilled mid cover the i
hat with this cloth. Allow it to re
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big shoe stocks. Bought before the
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low cuts now ready for the sping
ver the country this
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main a while. If the brim needs press,
Ing, cover it with the cloth and iron
with a warm Iron. If the color Is not
sulliciently restored by this process
mix tube paint and gasoline and dip
the hat in it, or brush it on. There arc
several reliable hat dyes that ean be
bought with directions for using that
will quickly renovate straw hats.
To Freshen Flowers.
Mix tube paint and gasolIne with
the color desired and dIl) faded
flowers Into this dye. Petals may be
shaded and veined with tube paints.
Flowers that are crumpled should he
heild over dry steam and gently shaken,
When they have been steamned and
tinted take snall, sharp seissors and
trim away any frayed edges. One can
often make flowers look as good as
new by these I)rocesses.
Jet Buckles, White Shoes.
Whlite buckskin shoes shown for the
South show jet buckles of various
aorts. Usually they are very effec.
tive. One method of mounting the
)ulckl(' Is to IlaIle it On at foundation
emnposed of closely plaited black rib.
b0n, which extends just far enough to
give the buckle a little backing. Some
times, too, white satin evening slippers
show jet huekles, or small jet buttons
fistened flat against the tongue see.
iIon or the edge of the shoe as it
slopes up to the Instep.
To Wash Chamois Skin.
To wash chamols skin i)ut it through
warm soapsuids, rinso in several warm
waters, draw it through the iand to
*(luleez fhi water out and hang ul) to
dry. Pull while drying, if you would
have it smooth.
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