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The regular annual meeting of the
shareholders of the People's National
Bank of Prosperity, S. C-, will be held
at the bank on January 11th, 1916, at
30 o'clock a. m, for the election of
directors and for the transaction of
other business that may come up.
R. T. PUGH, Cashier.
The regular annual meeting of the
shareholders of The National Bank of
^ewberry, S. is called to meet at
fche president's office on January 11th,
1916, at 12 o'clock M., for the election
of directors and for the transaction of
any other business that may come up.'
R. D. SMITH,
December 15, 1915. Cashier.
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liUMBIA, S. C. I
You naturally feel secure when you j
know that Dr. Kilmer's Swamp-Root, j
the great kidney, liver and bladder
remedy, is absolutely pure and con- j
tains no harmful or habit producing
(Tie same, standard of purity, strength
and excellence, prescribed by Dr. Kilmer
many years ago, is maintained in
every bottle of Swamp-Root.
Swamp-Root is scientifically compounded
from vegetable herbs. It is
not a stimulant ana is taken in teaspoonful
doses. It is not recommended
for everything. According to verified
testimony it is nature's great helper
in re-ieving and overcoming kidney,
liver and bladder troubles.
If you suffer, don't delay another
day. Go to your nearest druggist now
and get a bottle. All drug stores sell
it in two sizes?fifty cents and one
dollar. However, if you wish first to
try this great preparation send ten
cents to Dr. Kilmer & Co., Binghampton.
N. Y., for a sample bottle. When
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15I51LLIANT OI'KMMi FOR SOCIAL!
; )jrs. Wilson Wakes Her First Wash
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Lady of the Land.
Vashington, .Ian. 7.?A brilliant reception
given at the White House ton5ghi
by President and Mrs. Wilson
crowned the social attentions paid
visiting delegates to th;- Pan-American
Scientifice congress during the past
i two weeks. In numbers present and
in splendor the affair surpassed any-!
thing of the kind ses-n in Washington
; in recent years.
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tumes lent color to the scene. For
more than three hours Latin-American
scientists and diplomats, government
officials, members of the senate and
house, jurists and other invited guests j
^a.-.sed down the receiving line in a
By the side of the president stood
j his bride of less than three weeks, who
! tonight made her first formal appear- j
ance as mistress of the White House, j
Mrs. Wilson, smiling continually as
she shook nands with the guests, wore
a white satin gown wi?h a long train,
brocaded in silver.
The reception wag held in the blue
rccm. but the entire first floor of the
mansion was thrown open to the
guests. In the entrance hall was assembled
tne red uniformed Marine
Thousands Pay Respects.
More than 4,000 m, n and women
[shock hands wi;h the president and at
times tho carriage line outside extended
six blocks away.
Members of the cabinet and other l
especialy invited guests assembled |
early and long before 9:30 o'clock, the
time set for the opening of the reception,
the east entrance of the White
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val aides were on duty at all points
and directed the crowd.
The appearance of the president and I
Mrs. Wilson was heralded by a fanfare
of trumpets followed by "The
Star Spangled Banner." All eyes were j
turned toward the main stairway from J
the second boor. Preceded by the J
military and naval aides, the president |
and his wife appeartd, walking slowly
down the stairway and into the blue
room. They were followed by the vice
president and Mrs. Marshall and the
members of the cabinet and their
wives, led by Secretary and Mrs. Lansing.
Mrs. William G. McAdoo, daughter
of the president, occupied a place
in this line as the wife of the secre- j
tary of the treasury.
Many (Congratulations. |
Domicio De Gama, ambassador of
Brizil, tiie ranking member of Latin- !
'American diplomats, with -Mine. Da j
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Gama, was t'ne first to shake hands
with the president and Mrs. Wilson.
The- efforts of the president to bring
about closer relations between the na-!
tions of the 'vVestern hemisphere were
in the minds of the South and Central i
American diplomats and many of them!
a.s they passed congratulated me pres-!
idem on his policy.
"Vlpmhprs of the cabinet did not re-1
main in the line, but their wives, ar-j
ranged in the ord.r of the rank of J
their husbands, remained to the right;
of -Mrs. Wilson.
Eduardo Saurez-Mujica. ambassador j
from Chile and president of the con-j
gress, was among the first few to be.
receivtd and soon afterwards Speaker
[Clark, Representative Mann, minority j
leader of the house; Chief Justice!
White of the supreme court and many i
other notable men passed down the
MAGIC OF IRKIGAIIUN.
f f.tory of the Rice Fields of Southern !
j In 18% lowlands in southern Louisi[
ana near the bayous suitable for growing
sugar cane, corn and cotton could
be purchased for $.>."?() an acre, and
the prairie lands back from the bayous
could be bought lor .SI an acre. With
! almost the first crop under irrigation,
however, the values showed a marked
rise and have continued to increase
In the first live years the value of the
best rice lands rose to #10 an acre, and
soon after that it rose to and even
$50 an acre.
The first people to plant rice in south
ern Louisiana, according to the Unit
ed States geological survey, were tile
Acadians. who. after their expulsion
from Nov;. Scotia by the English in
17r>r?. settled in considerable numbers
in Louisiana. Their cultivation of rice, i
almost primitive .in its methods, was |
confine;! to tin* lowlands :iluu? the;
bayous, the prairies affording pastur-!
age for the Acadians' herds of cattle.;
Few of the lowland areas admitted of!
satisfactory drainage, and thoy were;
too small for profitable cultivation, j
The crops frequently failed in years of j
deficient rainfall. Attempts were made;
to create additional water supplies by j
building levees across low sags or!
coulees at points higher than the cul-1
tivated areas, but generally either the
rainfall proved deficient or the reservoirs
were too small.
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Little advance was raaue over mc
Acadian methods until recent years.
Experiments in unusually wet years
had shown that the soils of the prairies
were adapted to the growth of rice if
sufficient water was at hand. This led
to the trial of pumps as a means of
raising water from the bayous to the
rice fields. So successful was the test
that pumps were at once installed at i
many points, and in a few years tens
of thousands of acres of previously almost
useless land, lying ten to seventy
feet above the bayous, were put under
estivation. The first large pump was
Installed in 1894 on the Bayou Plaquemine,
in Acadia parish, near Crowley.
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BANKS TO FIGHT
STATE TAX BODf
PETITIONS WILL I'WiE KEPEAL OF
Contest to Kcgin at Next Session of
South Carolina bankers wi-l make a
determined tight for ihe repeal of the :
law creating the State tax commission
at the session of the general assembly
convening next Tuesday. The law
froviding for the commission was enacted
at the last session.
Stockholders in many of the banks,
it is said, will be asked to sign petitions
to be presented to the members
of the general assembly from the vari- j
ous counties, asking that they support'
the effort to have the law repealed.
Following is a blank form which was
received at the office of the state tax
commission and given out for publication
bv A. W. Jones, chairman of the
'^To the Senator and Members of the
Legislature from County:
"We the undersigned stockholders
in the bank of , located
at , S. C., in regular
meeting assembled, this the day
of , A D. 191?, do enter
our most earnest and solemn protest
against the action of the state tax
: commission in raising the assessments
for taxation of the various banks in
South Carolina for t'ne year 1915.
"By such arbitrary power exercised
by the State tax commission, instead
of equalizing taxation as was contemplated
by the act creating said commission
they have merely raised the I
assessment of that class of property
in t'ne state well known to have been
already assessed out of proportion to
the other property in the state.
Against this action on the part of the
tax commission we now enter our protest
and appeal to you, who represent
us in the general assembly, to relieve
the banks in our state from this man!- j
fest act of injustice perpetrated by tne
said tax commission and to tha'. end
we urge that you aid in the passage
by the next session of our general assembly
of an act requiring a refund
by the various county treasurers in
the state of so much of the taxes as
any bank pays agove what such bank's
taxes would have been had it? assessment
not been changed by the tax
"No other class of property, save
and except that owned by certain corporations,
and especially the property
of the banks of t'ne state, has been
changed or tampered with by said tax
ccmmission in the matter of assess
ment for taxation. The same countj
board of assessors that fixed the assessment
for taxation on your property
fixed and determined that of this
bank. The assessment as fixed by
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your and our county board of assessors
on your property has noi been
raised. Why should ours e.en if it is
a bank? Our money is invested in its
stock and it is unfair and unjust to
have an arbitrary board asstss our
property as they see fit?as the state
tax commission has done?while your
property remains as it was assessed by
the county board of assessors. We
appeal to you as fair-minded men to
right this wrong perpetrated on us and
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measure as that suggested above.
"We go further and urge that you
also support an act repealing the act
creating the state tax commission for
the reason that the commission under
the terms of the act creating it are
clothed with arbitrary powers; from
their action there is no appeal and no
three men on earth in any state should
have the power in the matter of taxation
that is given to the tax commission.
! "We shall watch with great interest
your attitude toward such measures
! as those referred to herein.
(Signed) " ^
NO DRY BATTERIES.
j They Al! Contain Moisture or They
Would Be Useless.
So called dry batteries are in common
use for small electric call bell systems
and private telephone lines and were
use.l o*tensively for ignition on earlier
makes of automobiles. Applying the
word "dry" to the battery is misleading.
for there is no such thing as a
"dry" battery. There never was, nor
will there ever be.
If it were dry no current would
generate, as it requires moisture to produce
chemico-elertric activity when
the circuit is completed from the plus
j to the minus elements.
The so called dry battery is really an
j "inclosed wet battery," which retains
| its moisture to its nunt or me, wiiecner
in service or not The limit of lite
depends on the stored capacity, how
frequently the circuit is applied to it,
evaporation due to age and deterioration
of the conducting elements.
The battery consists of a zinc cylinder
case containing a carbon in the
center, the intervening space filled in
with a paste compound of one part
i zinc oxide, one part sai ammoniac.
| three parts plaster of paris and two
parts water. The quantities arc* greater
as the capacity of the battery is increased.
As soon as a circuit is completed a
chemical combination is started, and
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part of the zinc to the carbon, then
out from the carbon to the appliance
and returns to the zinc. The external
terminals of the battery are the reverse
of the internal.
When the battery is exhausted it can
be recharged by sending current into
it from a close circuit battery, such as
a nitric or sulphuric acid cell Pouring
water through a small hole at the
top of the battery is an aid to the return
of its life, but neither this nor
' the former will restore the battery to
! its original efficiency. ? New York
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