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News of
An engineering feat that also 1
Southern Germany. The plans are
reservoir with an insured ivater si
me mountain, me water 's carrieu
during electrical current. The plai
the railroads, light all the cities, as
Bavaria. Photo shows working pa
George H. Bell, a retired busin
editor, believe they have the mos
Bearing every resemblance to th?
it is on wheels, it boasts of a co
space and every convenience that
their "up.to-the-minute" apartmei
More Homicides For 1921 Than
For 1920?25 Killed By
Columbia, July 11.?Suicides in
South Carolina in 1921 totaled 78,!
or at the rate of 4.5 per 1,000 pop
ulation, according to figures taken
from the records of the bureau of
vital statistics. In 1920 the total
number of suicides was 58, which
was a rate of 3.4 per 1,000 of
nujiuciaes in iyzi totaled 301,
which was a rate of 17.5 per 1,000
of population. The number of
homicides in 1920 was 256, or a
rate of 15.2. These figures have
recently been compned by the bu
reau of vital statistics, of which C.
Wilson Miller is chief clerk. '
Legal electrocutions in 1921
totaled seven or a rate of .41 per
1,000 of population. In 1920 the |
number of legal electrocuitons was
three, or a rate of .17.
Deaths from automobile acci
r?pnta in 1091 ?0 ? -
??W -avMA auuiwicu \JL?y UI it
rate of 3.6 per 1,000 of population.
The number of deaths froirf auto
mobile accidents in 1921 number
ed 62, or a rate of 3.6 per 1,000 |
of population. The number of.
deaths from automoble accidents inj
1920 was 82, which was a rate of
4.9 per 1,000.
Deaths from railroad accidents {
The Day
as political significance is well undei
to empty the Iscar River into Walcl
pply and is emptied into another lak
to the lower lake where water turbi
it when completed will produce enoi
well- as furnish enough current to
ties meet'ng in the centre.
>ss man, and his w^'fe who is an
t compact home in existence.
modern bungalow, except that
mfortable eating and sleeping
the landlord banditry orer in
it houses.
in 1921 totaled 58, or a rate of 3.4.
Tn 1920 deaths from such accidents
totaled 63, which was a rat-i of
3.7 per 1,000.
Lightning killed almost twice as
many people in the stare in 1921 as
in 1920. In 1921 the number of
deaths from lightning was 25 and
in 1920 the number was 14.
Diseases of the circulation
brought about more deaths in 1921
in the state than any other one
cause. The number of deaths at
tributed to this cause was 2,865, or
a rate of 166.7 per 1,000 of popu
lation. In 1920 the number of
deaths from diseases of the circu
lation was 2,873, which was a rate
of 170.6. Pneumonia also claimed
many victims in 1921. The number
of deaths from this disease was
820. In 1920, however, the number
of pneumonia deaths was 1,725.
Pulmonalis tuberculosis in 1920
claimed 1,468 Victims. ,Jn 1921 the
number was 1,405. Pellagra, ac
cording to the statistics, claimed
334 victims in 1^21 and 257 in
1920. Diphtheria took 146 lives in
1920 and 156 in 1921.
Typhoid fever in 1921 claimed
372 victims. In 1920 the number of
deaths from this disease was 314.
Smallpox in 1920 killed two per
3 iaoi ft nr_i?
1920 brought about 254 deaths and
in 1921, 212 deaths Diseases of
the kidneys caused many deaths in
each of the two years. In 1920 the
1 nlrl in Ph
way in the Bavarian Alps in
len Sea. This lake serves as a
:e?Kochel See. By tunnelling
nes are being erected for pro
jgh power to light supply all
run all industrial planst in
One of the two huge 320,000 p:>i
Reed Arsenal, near Troy, N. Y., fo
.many coast defenses of Uncle Sam,
aboard flat cars leaving New York
ine guns are 01 id incn oore, ana
being built in the world.
Clemson College. July.?Recently *
the Extension Service published In- ,
formation Card No. 21, "Prevention
of Stem.End Rot of watermelons"
giving a formula for making paste to
be used for treating watermelons to >
prevent stem-end rot. This paste is
i applied at the time of loading in
| cars. The proportions given in Card (
! No. 21 were incorrect in that only
I four ounces of starch are given as
the correct amount. The proper pro
portions are 8 ounces of bluestone
and 8 ounces of starch to 1 gallon
of water, this quantity of paste be
ing sufficient to treat two or four
carloads of melons. The error men
tioned above also appeared in an ar
ticle on this subject in the Weekly
News Notes of June.
Sea otters sleep on their backs on
the top of the water or in ice with
the young otters in their paws.
number of deaths from such dis
J eases was 1,491 and In 1921 was
11,451. Tetanus is ckarged with 19
| deaths in 1920 and ten in 1*921.
j Deaths from influenza showed a
| sharp falling off. In 1920 this
malady claimed -674 lives; in 1921
it took 118.
"General accidents" caused the
1 death of 313 people in 1921 and
' of 308 in 1920.
2,000 natives of the Fifi Islands
e been successfully treated for
kworm by a method discovered
Dr. Maurice C. Hall of the U. S.
>artment of Agriculture. What is
eved to be the positive cure for
kworm is a chemical known as
)on tetra-chloride.
.ST defense gun
and guns built at the Walter
r Fort Tilden, one of the
, located at Rockaway Point,
en route to their destination,
are of the largest type guns
After a very pleasant visit to
home folks here Mrs. F. J. Mann
and little Miss Eleanor have re
turned to their home in Fairfield.
Mr. and 'Mrs. 'Ben Frazier were
called to the ibedside of their
uncle, Mr. James Anderson, Satur
day. Mr. Anderson has been in
failing health for sometime and re
cently suffered a stroke of paraly
Miss Martha Jones is in Abbe
ville visiting Miss Anna Jones.
Miss Josie Tolbert is visiting her
aunt near Bookman.
Mrs. W. 0. Cromer, accompanied
by Miss Helen and Mr H. W. Crom
er of Greenville, has been on a
visit to friends in Columbia.
Miss ?>. K. Morton visited Mrs.
Lucy Tolbert iFriday.
J. R. Tolbert spent Sunday with
C. B. Tolbert.
Refreshing showers are falling
and farmers are 'busy sowing peas
and working their crops. -Gardeni
are holding on well and all have
plenty of fresh vegetables.
Mrs. John Beauford visited her
daughter in Greenwood Sunday.
The modern silk hat was first worn
:n England about 1840.
A daring mountain climber, ju
called "chimneys" in the wild regi
ton of the Grisoons, Switzerland,
feat, and only the most daring moi
Patrick McLoughlin, said to be
the oldest living Confederate veter
an of the Civil War, at 101 years of
age, called on President Harding at
the White House. He attended the
Confederate reunion recently at
Richmond, Va.
Rural Schools Consolidation Is
Boston, July 4.?The movement
on foot for consolidation in rural
| schools is the greatest fprward
movement' in the nation today, J.
B. Snyder of the Board of Educa
1 tion, Perrypolis, Pa., said in an ad
dress today before the National
Education Association here.
"We must save the rural
! scnoois II we are lu aavc UU1 ??
tion," Mr. Snyder said. "To save
our rural schools -we must consoli
date. Many things can be done and
many things will be done, and by
1935 75 per cent of all the rural
schools of the country will have
been consolidated.
"To bring about this consolida
tion as rapidly as possible the dif
ferent States should frame binding
laws on the subject; appropriate
t, money enough to put these laws
. into effect, and put on a big pub
, licity campaign in favor of the
boys and girls of our rural dis
, ricts.
"The attitude we have had as a
i nlation towards consonaaiea
schools has I?d, year after year,
thousands of our rural 'boys and
i girls up to the altar of ignorance
i J and there sacrificed them to the
11 hard god of wealth. We cannot
long perpetuate a democracy if we
treat our rural population in the
I future as we have done in the j
Watch the label on your paper.
mping across one of tiie so
ion of the Val Bregaglia, can
The leap across, is quite a
intain climbers would chance it.
Copyright Underwood & Underwood
Photo show4 B. M. Jewell, head of
the railroad employees' department
of the American Federation of Labor,
who sent word to Chicago headquar
ters to speed up printing and distri
bution of .strike ballots. "The .new
wages," he said recently, "do not
permit a minimum living wage, and
they are wholly at variance with th?.
savinc wacp chanmioned bv Sec'tv of
Labor Davis and President Harding."
Mr. Jewell will be an important figure
in the present strike.
Greater Comfort to fee Provided at
Chick Spring*.
Washington, July 4.?Greater com
fcit and a more favorable environ
ment for 250 disabled former ser
vice men listed as neuro-psychiatric
cases will be provided with establish
ment of a resident vocational school
at Chick Springs, S. C., the United
States Veterans' Bureau announced
]t is thought that the new build
ing, equipped with machinery for
teaching the men various trades and
provided with special facilities for
caring for them mentally and physic
ally, with the healthful surroundings
and natural advantages of the sec
tion, will bring about a more easy
response to training on the part of
the nerve-torn, shell-shocked victims.
An experienced corps of instruct
ors, two physicians and three nurses,
the bureau added, will be assigned"
to care for the student patients who,,
because of their disabilities, are un_
able to respond to training under
normal conditions in ordinary schools
Cooperative arrangements for a
shipping point inspection of fruits
and vegetables in California in
common with other Western states
are ibeing effected by the United
(States Department of Agriculture
and State marketing officials in
California. A conference <xf Wes
tern State commissioners of agri
culture was recently held at Sac
ramento to discuss shipping point
inspection work.

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