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/. L. MINIS,...Editor.
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Advertiser Building-at ?1.50 per year
Entered as second class matter at
the posloffice at Edgefield, S. C.
No communications will be published
anless accompanied by the writer's
C?rds of Thanks. Obituaries, Resolu
tions and Political Notices published at
Wednesday, December 19.
Gen. U. R. Brooks Dead.
Early Sunday morning the life of
a distinguished citizen of South Car
olina, Gen. U. R. Brooks, was
brought to a close, bis death having
occurred at his home in Columbia
after an illness extending over a
period of several months. Gen.
Brooks was a son of Edgefield, and
his life and career always reflected
honor upon the county of his birth
and upon the distinguished name
which he bore. He was the son of
the late James Carroll Brooks. His
early life was spent in Edgefield,
but Columbia was his home for a
number of years, having served aB
clerk of the supreme court with dis
tinguished ability since December,
He enlisted in "Butler's Cavalry"
at the age of sixteen for service in
the Confederate array, and was
twice wounded. Gen. Brooks was
always loyal to the traditions of the
South and the principles for which
the Confederacy fought. . Few men,
if any, were better informed on
Confederate history than he. This
is attested by the articles which
came from his pen from time to
time, and from his public utterances
upon many occasions whero he was
invited, to speak. Besides "Butler
and His Cavalry," Gen. Brooks
wrote other valuable war sketches
which include an account of Hamp
ton's cavalry. He also edited and
published the first volume of the
"Bench and Bar of South Caro
His death, which occurred in his
seventy-tiirst year, brought to a close
a life crowned with full fruition.
He was a member of the Catholic
church and his body lies in St. Pe
ter's cemetery, Columbia.
Gen'. Brooks is survived by his
wife, who was Miss Mary Emma
Jones, three daughters, Mrs. W. L.
Bennett, of Columbia; Mrs. S. T.
Carter, of Columbia; Mrs. HiH A.
Gardner, of Worchester, Mass. ; two
sons, U. R. Brooks, Jr., and M.
Bonham Brooks, both of Columbia.
He is also survived by two sisters,
Mrs. S. M. Smith of Edgefield, Mrs.
Ella Brooks Jones of Columbia, and
1 one half sister, Mrs. Julia Brooks
Morgan of Edgefield.
To the Patriotic Friends of Edge
The Daughters of the American
Revolution of the State of South
Carolina have taken a? one of their
war activities the knitting of sweat
ers and other articles for the boys
on the Battleship South Carolina.
Edgefield has sent or will send
sweaters to all our Edgegeld boys
in the Navy.
The Edgefield chapter has already
sent their apportionment of knitted
articles including mittens, mufliers,
sweaters and helmets to the battle
ship, and all the wool on hand and
all friends have thus been expended,
and there is nothing in the treasury
to carry on the work of knittiug.
Our wool is ordered from
Washington, Array and Navy
League as it is cheaper, and it takes
the a. eiage knitter a week or more
to knit one, so that we can readily
see how there will be a delay in
obtaining the wool and getting the
sweater made and sent to our boys.
We want to continue the knitting
of these sweaters and send them
promptly, so that oar bjys may get
them while they are needed.
Now the D. A. R. of Edgefield
makes the following suggestion.
Each sweater will cost about ?2.50
for the wool, and the ladies) o
D. A. R. will make or see tba
sweaters are made for our own
who need and call for them, il
money can be secured for the
chase of the wool al once.
Mr. J. H. Allen at the Ban
Edgefield has kindly consent?
receive any amounts for this sw
fund, and in this case every ho
precious, as many of the boys
the sweaters. The D. A. K. wi
all they can to add to the fund,
desire some immediate respons?
give our generous knitters somet
to do at the earliest possible dat
The reason for this appeal i1
tached to this communication,
there was another personal ap
made from the same company.
The sleeveless sweaters are li
iu our catalogues from five to sc
and a half dollars. The hand n
ones are superior and bear in t
weaving prayer and love in t
stitch for those who will wear tl:
The mother hearts of the E<
field women inspire us to give tl
sweaters to the boys. We do
want them to pay for them.
Any amount large or small
be gratefully received.
Mrs. Mamie N. Tillman,
Reg't Edgefield Chapter D. A. I
The above is my reply to the
lowing splendid letter received f:
one of our Edgefield boys who 1(
his home town and his-country.
The other four members of
company are W. D. Allen, ?
Mays, Jr., Frontis Davis and ]
Thirtieth Division, U. S. Array,
Camp Sevier, Dec. 13, 19H
Mrs. Mamie N. Tillman,
I suppose you will be surprisec
get a letter from me. but I ara w
ing to you in regard to the b
that volunteered their services.
There are five here in this c<
pany, which was formerly Co.
2nd S. C. Infantry, but now
Wagon Company of the 105th A
munition Train, and we are ask
yon to get the good ladies of
Edgefield not to forget the fi
volunteers that are here almost rei
to go to France.
I waut yon to get them to k
and send each of the five a sweat
We are now in tents, We are i
situated like the boys at Ca
Jackson who have Barracks to 1
There is now a six inch snow
I am sure you will not forget
five. Tell them all who knit
us, or give a sweater to send tb
name and we will pay them for tb
time and trouble.
Make the sweaters brown or oli
drab as that is the regulation coli
(Lest you all forget the volunteers]
Yes, the first to answer the call
To go in the trenches in France
And maybe fight and fall
Yet I may be one of the first by char
So do your bit and let us know
That you think just a little of the vcilu
Thanking you and the good ladi
of old Edgefield and the good tov
Thanking you in advance.
Cook Frank B. Reece,
105th Ammunition Train,
Greenville, S. I
All persons owning property of ai
kind whatsoever, or in any capacity,
husband, guardian, executor, admini
trator or trustees are required to mal
returns of the same to the Audit
under oath within the time mention*
below and the Auditor is required 1
law to add a penalty of 50 per cent
Bli property that is not returned on i
before the 20th day of February in ar
AU male cir" Nns between the ages <
21 and 60 yet., except those exemj
by law are deemed taxable polls. T?
50 per cent penalty will be added fe
failure to made seturns.
For the convenience of tax payers,
or my representative will be at tne fo
lowing appointed places on the date
mentioned to receive tax returns,
Ropers, Monday, Jan. 14th 191?
Meriwether, (at JoeThurmonds Store)
Tuesday, Jan. 15th, 1918; Colliers, Wee
nesday, Jan. ?6th, 1918; Red Hil
Thursday, Jan. 17th, 1918; W. R. E
Winn's Store, Friday, Jan. 18th, 191?
Cleora, Saturday,- Jan. 19th, 191?
Pleasant Lane, Tuesday, Jan. 22th
1918; Meeting, Wednesday, Jan. 23rd
1918; Johnston, Thursday, Jan. 24th
1918; Herin.s Store, Friday, Jan. 25th
1918; Trenton, Saturday, Jan.26th, 1918
The office will be open to receive re
turns from the first day of January til
the 20th day of Feb. 1918, as prescribe!
J. R. TIMMERMAN,
Auditor, E. C. S. ?.
STRAYED OR STOLEN
A black heifer with spots on hei
tail and legs strayed or was stoler
from my Log Creek pasture Decem
ber 7. Any information will bt
appreciated. W. H. Jackson, Edge
field, S. C., R. F. D. 3.
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their minister, so beloved for many
years. He told rae he was going to
Spartanburg, S. C., in military ser
vice, and boped I could inform bira
about the place. Whon talking to
his parents I could but compare
them with Abraham, so perplexed
why Providence should make it nec
essary for such a sacrifice as his son.
If His will, may God likewise spare
his life. As Joseph lost faith in
even his brothers, as Providence
forced him to endure many sacri
fices after being sold by them, but
to return a ruler of the country and
save them from starvation, a fare
well to.them was sad. preparing to
face enemies in a strange land, per
It was sad for me to saj good bye
to the kind friends, although there
was a joyous anticipation of greet
ing beloved ones in my native home
to offer rae every encouragement in
As I left Washington, D. C., I
could but recall being there several
years ago, going to Arlington, Lee's
old home, in grandeur .and beauty
beyond description, on decoration
'day. On every grave was an ex
pression of appreciation of those
who fell in their uniforms of grey,
corresponding to the hair of the
widowers as demonstrations of the
sorrow reaped from that day.
I was in New York on decoration
day. Will describe it in words of
John C. Freund, in his address at
the Convention on Community
Music: "The parade of the soldiers
and school children. What made
them inspiring? The Bight of so
many raen, khaki clad, marching to
the blare of their bands. Yee!
The sight, of tens ol' thousands of
the children from the schools march
ing to the bands stationed along the
route? Yes! But what was the
most inspiring thing of all? That
as these young people, mauy of
whom had been standing in the beat
of the sun from four to six hours,
as they marched they sang, and as
the great chorus rolled up from the
street to the office on Fifth Avenue,
I thought that if it was a proud
tiling for a man in olden days to
say 'Civis Romanus Sum,' I am a
; Roman citizen, it was a prouder
thing to be able to say in these
, times, I am an American citizen;
and in the present war parade
i marched side by side descendants of
those who wore the blue and those
who wore the grey, united, for what
is to the interest of one is to the in
terest of the other, for we are one
? people, under one flag, and can sing
together, 'Three cheers for the red,
. white and blue.' "
Miss Sue Sloan,
Johnston, S. 0.
Just Plain Iron
Best For Blood '
And Costs Less
Twelve Ounces Acid Iron
Mineral Costs About A
Dollar and Goes Far
ther. Is Strong
Natural Iron, Highly Con
centrated is Best
Instead of taking a pill or a dose
of some prepared remedy which per
haps contains alcohol or a blasting
cathartic you don't need, why not
get a bottle of medicinal Acid Iron
Mineral, a highly concentrated
natural iron, testing over 10 degrees
A bottle of Acid Iron Mineral
costing a dollar contains twelve
ounces of strong, highly concentrat
ed, natural medicinal iron. So
powerful, though harmless that a
few drops in a glass of water makes
a dose. It is cheaper, and is a
'?atural tonic one need never be
ashamed of taking.
It is put up in six and twelve ounce
bottles for individual and family
use by the Ferrodine Chemical Corp.
and their trade mark, "A-I-M" on
bottle and carton is your guarantee
of strength and quality. It is never
sold except in special bottles or con
tainers, ranging in size from doctor's
emergency kit 2 ounce vial, "to
barrels which are sold to manu
facturer*, half and one gallon bottles
for physicians and hospitals.
Get a 12 ounce bottle. Pour a
few drops, say half a teaspoonful,
in a glass of water and note how
quickly it drives out poisons from
the blood, strengthens and tones
you up, brings back the color and
sparkle to cheeks and eyes, and
banishes rheumatic complaints, and
that tired, weary, no-good feeling.
You like it this way, too and its
stronger, cheaper, and better for
you. Absolutely no alcohol or dope.
It doesn't disturb the bowels and
yet it speeds the appetite and aids
digestion. Get a bottle from your
Christmas 1917 i
gin to make your j
a number of usefi
ping tour. Buy n<
WE HAVE JU?
Our line of Dry
at prices that will
Don't let the channels of your
buger wheels run without a tire.
Let us put new rubber tires on at a
very reasonable price. We make a
speciality of this class of work.
J. D. Kemp.
WANTED: A two or three
burner oil stove. Apply K. S. Y.
at The Advertiser Oftiee.
204 acres of good farming land at
$30 an acre, in one of the best white
communities, plenty of neighbors.
The house seat is within 200 yards
of graded school, church, store,
Woodmen hall, and Masonic lodge.
The soil is sandy with a red clay
subsoil, lies well, has 140 acres in
high state of cultivation, 50 acres
in pasture part of which is hog
tight, rest in woodland. The dwell
ing is six room, painted and in good
condition. Good tenant houses and
barns. Rents for 6000 lbs. of lint
cotton. It is an ideal farm home.
Davis Realty Co., Edgefield, S. C.
Just remember we "Can sell our
real estate for what it is worth.
Davis Realty Co.
I will buy 50 cords of pine wood
at once, and will pay the market
price. Slabs from saw mill will be
accepted. See me at once.
T. A. IIIGHTOWER,
Manager Addison Mills.
is now very rlear, and it is time to be
purchases for that occasion. We have
il as well as appropriate articles for
3. Do not delay making your shop
3W before the rush begins.
5T RECEIVED A SHIPMENT OF
ILL PLEASE YOU
Goods and Notions is complete, and
save money for you.
E. S. RIVES
We have made large pur
chases in holiday goods of all
kinds, which will make Christ
mas buying easy at our store.
Large assortment of Toys
just what you want for the
Fresh stock of Nuts, Raisins,
Candies and Fruits of all
See our large assortment ot
Perfumery and Toilet articles,
all very appropriate Christmas
Beautiful gift boxes of candy
for your best girl.
Come in and let us supply
your holiday needs in all
COLLETT & MITCHELL
ted to our store to make their
is purchases. A suitable gift
found for every member of. the
We have purchased many
GOODS, NOTIONS, SHOES
'HING, HATS, NECKWEAR
Loliday trade. Ho not fail to
nany beautiful and serviceable
,re are offering that will make
ved ones and friends happy
Brothers Bargain Store