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PALADINS OF SOUTH CAROLINA
John Hampden Brooks, Born Sep
teraber 6, 1833. Died Novem,
ber 14, 1911
James Henry Rice, Jr., in The State.
Capt. "Ham" Brooks, as he was
known throughout the length and
breadth of the up country, although
he became lieutenant colonel during
the Confederate war, was born at
Edgefield, educated at Cokesbury,
Mount Zion institute, Winn.-coro, and
the South Carolina college, class of
His grandmother was a Butler, his
grandfather, Zacharian Brooks, served
with distinction in the Revolution.
| and his father, Colonel Whitfield
Brooks, was one of the most prominent
men of his day and time in the
up country. The Butlers and the
Brooks were Wrnigs, on whom war
laid heavy toll. Many were killed,
some being massacred at Cloud's
Uwing to the ill health ot his lather,
Col. Whitfield Brooks, the management
of the plantation fell on his
wife, a woman of discernment,
shrewd business tact and of large
sympathies. Traditions of her linger
yet in the community more than 50
years after her death. Captain "Ham?
Brooks always told me that he owed
everything to his mother's training.
"Roseland," eight or nine miles below
Ninety Six, was one of the large
estates of the old up country. Even
so late as forty years ago it had retained
features of colonial times.
The large plantation faced a flower
garden, once tenderly cared for and
exquisitely kept. The road wound bv
the dwelling in a crescent, turning
from the highway. From end to end
it was shaded by oaks. One could
"hear through their umbrage ancestral
the wind prophesy as of yore."
In open spaces Bermuda and blue
grass grew; back of the grove of big
trees behind the house, the land fell
away from a spring, pure and sweet,
whose flow was carried off in a branch
into the wilds of Half Way swamp.
To the southwest another branch issued
from a hillside, coursing over
rocks and through gravelly soil, toward
what was known as "the territory,"
where it joined Ninety Six
creek. To the northwest rose from
the crown of a hill a pafch of stately
pines, visible ten or twelve m:les
away in that region of hills and marking
the site of "Roseland" as a lighthouse
The upper and lower verandas
were festooned with vines. In season
the whole place was glorified with roses,
but many flowers iblew there
down to the "primrose and the violet
and the earliest roses blown."
The grove was always alive with
squirrels, many albinos among them,
for Captain Ham followed the example
set by his wise mother and was
a conservator. The family chapel was
just off the highway, to the right as
vnn w?r?t toward Edirefiold.
These things sre, after all, merely
by the way. When you stopped in
front of the door, a negro took your
horse and the host greeted you. From
the moment of arrival you were one
of the family. There was neither
shade nor shadow of turning in your
welcome. The wide hallv had the
drawing room on the right, its walls
ornamented with ancestral portraits,
and the dining room on the left,
where the wide sideboard knew and
did its duty.
Over it air presided Mrs. Brooks,
whose charm greeted yoji and grew
steadily; for each day and hour revealed
some phase, new- and unexpec- j
ted, in her gifted character. \ lovely.
woman, a lovable woma*:, with a dig
nity never ruffled, ana a grace equal
to exacting demands at home and
abroad. Her influence was visible. It
represented not only law. but the
force behind law, love. It was just ;
as unthinkable that any man, woman
or child should transgress her gracious
demands, as would be the attempt
to extinguish the sunlight.'
Rarely endowed by nature and moving
all her youth in the highest.circles
of South Carolina society?i-she was a
daughter of Gov. James H. Adams?
she had been educated at the famous
Barhamville School for Girls, just
outside Columbia, and later in Paris.
The Adams home below Columbia,
"Live Oak," was a rendezvous before
the war for wit, beauty and fashion.
Beautiful women are not uncommon
in the world; nor are women of
intellect and culture. At least they
were not in days of yore. t
To beauty, grace, charm, breeding
and culture Mrs. Brooks added an inrlirMnfiolitv
r?ofv?nr vft as
palpable and invigorating as sunshine.
The lot of a cultured woman, accustomed
to society, who was shut off
by force o? circumstance* in the
depth of the country, with no near
congenial neighbors an-.l in sadly reduced
circumstance? after the war.
was a particularly trvin<r one In addition,
there was the care of a large
' How grandly she rose to meet it
ana how superbly she was the mistress
of the situation was a continual
, delight to me, and to every one permitted
within tlie sacred precincts ,>f
When such women cease t > exis:.
there will be nothing w.?rln living for.
working for or dying for. Civilization
will be in ruins.
, On the outbreak of war. Captain,
Brooks organized a company, his mo- j
ther uniformed the men and he en-1
tered the army, making a record of !
service, distinguished from the begin-!
r.ing unto the end. At General Ha- j
good's suggestion and by permission i
of General Beauregard, he took a lot
of federal prisoners, who wished to
change sides and formed them into
a command, having been himself commissioned
lieutenant colonel. These
men proved traitors and formed a
plot to murder their officers between
Charleston and Savannah, where the
surroundings were congenial for dark
deeds. While awaiting reinforcements,
with a lot of men around
whom he knew were oath bound ti
murder him, John Hampden Brook,
displayed the cool courage in whicl
he i bounded. I never h-ve known a j
lliilll W UU muiv: uvUiti i van^tu
ger or more thoroughly despised it.
The tense and awful situation,
which lasted two hours, was relievec
by Lieutenant Colonel Brooks bring
ing in Georgia volunteers, who dis
armed the mutineers, and five of th
ring leaders were shot:
At the close of the war Caotai; i
Brooks retired to Roselands, and wa
not "a successful planter," as
newspapers said: for it is profnna i
tion to lie in the case of so perfec
an embodiment of truth and knightl;
virtue. His health militated againsi
that; i^oreover, owing to his mother's
having always managed the plantation,
he had no practical experience
However, he was a good manager.
rarpfnL nriidpnt. holding thp olanta
tion together and providing for his
own. What is much better than a
successful planter, he was a man impervious
to temptation. Reduced in
circumstances, suffering for lack of
things he craved, he was none the less
far above sordid consideration. He
never bent a finger nor crooked a
knee for financial gain.
As he graced the station wherein
he was born, he would have equally l
graced court or camp, anywhere, in
any age, for he was compounded of
the old heroic virtues, which have
compelled the admiration of men and
the devotion of women since Greek
and Trojan battled around the walls
rr , , ,
ne naa servca a term in t.ne legislature
before the war from Edgefield
district. After the war he was elected
to the general assembly from
Greenwood' and later to the senate, j
and in all relations he' was the same |
plain, unpretentious, high minded j
man, to whom iovaltv and truth out- ?
weighed jewels and gold.
There is more to cell than can here I
be told. My last visit to Roselands
was in late summer. The world was
swathed in green, covering red hills;
and the shade trees, were in glory. After
a delightful hour, when leaving,
I looked back. Captain Ham and his
lovely wife sat side by side on the
veranda as I had seen them a gener-;
ation before. That was my last sight \
of them, but memorv keeDs them near (
and dear. Nowhere in the world of
men have I met two examples better
fitting Milton's description:
'"For contemplation he and valor
For softness she. and sweet attractive
"The strength of the hills is Kis
also," saith the psalmist, and these
were His evidences of strength and
beauty, set amid the hills for a season
and now withdrawn to Him.
All the material prosperity of the
up country may shrivel up and fade
iiKo a garment, when the moth irets j
the fibres." There has recently been j
an unpleasant reminder of how frail!
material possessions are and how j
quickly they vanish.
But men and women, endowed
with character, living lives of up- j
rightness. clean of heart and strong j
of arm for what duty requires, are '
eternal possessions. They pass; but!
their influence lives.
As Dr. Alexander McLaren of Liv-J
erpool once said: "We know not how
far the water of life may percolate j
from its accustomed channels to re-;
fresh the roots of distant trees.*' j
Verily, the up country does not it- j
self know how much it owes to its i
forbears, '"who kept the faith of men !
<?nci saints, sublime and pure and
Xo sweeter reminder of a glorious!
p-.st can be called up than that of |
.John Hampden Brooks and the worn-'
ar. he called wife.
!Vop!e n.-r-u to take whiskey as an
antidote for snakebites. But snakebiles
mh.-> unn antidote
for the kind of whiskey we iret nowadays.
"ACCORDING TO THEiR MEANS'
Contributions of Church Members, ;
Century Ago. Evidenl'y Meant
More Than They Da Now.
Fresh-laid eggs ait' frequently de
posited on the contribution plate i!
some of the backwoods Kpiscopa
churches of the South. Which gi?e* t<
show that the spirit of giving hasn'
Changed so very much in the H?J y^ar
of the Omn-ll Missionary society jus
being rounded out. The tirst report o
the society, dated May 30. 1SH3. wa:
dug up tiie other day. and while i
shows no contribution of eggs, a scon
of other articles of merchandise seen
to have found their way to the plat*
from people who gave "according t<
This report, for instance, shows tha
back in 1821 David Snethen gave i
basket of groceries for the support o
the missionaries; Stephen North con
tribured a medicine chest; Willian
Iioyland. a cross-cut saw; Joe an*
John Needles, two sieves: S. Masy, ;
Coffee mill. John and T. Cluly con
tributed. alas! a singularly empty gif
?a safe. .Tolin I>urson came filonj
with a tub. whether bath or wash i
not stated. 0. Buckley i* credited 01
the books with "Deduction on hat,1
?1.~>0; John McAllister donated a tlier
Among the other miscellanies an
hymn books, slates, spades, shoes
trousers, chairs, soap, bridles am
locks. Finally, from one liichnri
Markall there is a hogshead of tobacco
which encourages the hope that souk
good missionary ui mc mu.v.i ... ....
lonely station afar oil enjoyed a com
fortahle smoke.?Pittsburgh Chronicle
MOURNS OVER "OLD TIMES"
Elderly North Carolina Woman Think*
Present-Day People Behind Those
of Her Generation.
Bright and chipper, Mrs. Lou Thaek
er of Mount Airy. N. C.f celt-orated he;
one hundred and eleventh birthday
here yesterday at the home of a grand
daughter, Mrs. J. M. Edmund*?n. say*
a dispatch from Greensboro, X. C., t<
the Xew York World.
She "worries" Mr. Edmundson he
cause she insists on helping him foe<
his hogs and work in his garden, am
wants Mrs. Edmundson to lei herwasl
the dishes and "red up" the house
The day before her birthday she rod<
uptown in an automobile.
1VOC hum IH.nr Stone
I lit- Hill IUU1 ?l ?l.- uv>n vflle.
in Rockingham county. N. C.
August 20. 1811. Four years :;eo sh<
injured her hip in a fall and doctor:
told her she would never walk again
She laughed at ihem and today is walk
in? with the aid of a stick.
The jazziness of the young toda?
does not meet with he$ approval
"Folks ain't like they used to he." sh<
said. "Seem* like they haven't got a;
He "Rang the Bell."
A number of well-known newspa
per men returning the other nighi
from one of the summer resorts ha<
just managed to get to the city wher
their engine commenced to slov
down, relates the Washington Star
A hurried examination disclosed th<
fact that the gas tank was nearlj
empty. Two of them elected to ven
ture forth in search ol an all-ni^li
fiaI'Mfifc* >*iuir mr vn.\n ?? w .i.i..u...v.
In the car. The searchers, after trav
ersing many streets, finally cam<
across 11 station on which was a
sign "Open all night." No siirns o
life, however, were visible. Finally on
of the scribes happened to notice J
rope protruding through a window o
the building in which were kept oils
grebes, accessories, etc. Giving th<
rope a vigorous pull, he nearly yanke*
the custodian of the service suitioi
out of bed. the rope being attachei
to the caretender's font?a rather nn
and novel way of ringing the doo
Elizabeth, the second of the i!l-f:)te<
daughters of the ill-la'ed Charles 1
was horn at Sr. .lames' palace in Ktt?
When she was six years old civi
war broke our in England and the re
niaining nitie years of her life wer
passed with strangers. She saw he
father only a few times, tne last i?e
ine on the (lay before his executior
Charles took the child on his hue
and srave her such advice as miirht b
expected from a father about to di<
A year and a half after his death sin
ton. at the ace of fifteen, breathe1
her last. P?y some ir was said Croir
well liad decided to apprentice her t
:i buttonmnker, bur historians detr
tfiis. It is knnwn the protector pr<
vided amply for her during her shut
and unhappy lifetii ;e. A monumen
wns erected for her by Quren Victori
on t!ie occasion of rebuilding tli
church }it Newport. where she wa
buried.?< -hicasio Journal.
Picric Acid fcr Farmers.
Tli;ir the fanners of tin* coiintr,
have not h??en slow ;?? avail their
solves of the opportunity to obtain ,
p>od a.irriiullural explosive at a lo\
cost is shown hy the fact That in tii
fiscal year ending .Ti!i:e .?A 102L'. ."I.'Ju 1
7M pounds of pier!" acid has hee
distributed hy the hureau of puldi
roads, I'niied States Department o
FaNt* eyelashes are '"lie of the lai
e?-t ways in which science is c??-uperai
i11tr with natmv. Th??y :ir.? n?a<lf> <i
ival ' 'Mti*' in I??n:rthj
ami :iro arnu.iir 1 . >!! :: K?: ?>f aiiiiesiv
^ilk ni&ttri;il \\hi<-ji will clinir t?? tli
fcyelhl - or is supposed to.
; WENDS OF SLAVONIC CHiGlN
i Variety of Tribes Mingled to Form
What W?s at One Time ;i
Tlu- Wends :i r?* a sort ion of the
i j Slavonic rare, Unix in that part
1 i of Germany known as Lusatia. partly
? I in Prussia and partly in the former
l j kingdom of Saxony. In the Sixth een3
j tury the* Wends were a powerful peot
! i'h*. extending along the B:ilti<* from
f ' the Kibe to the Vistula and south to
> j the frontiers of Bohemia. They comt
' prised a variety of tribes. To the
f? 1 Wends at the outbreak of the war
i Prussia was merely a military expres*
sinn. They have always remained
j closely united anions themselves,
preserving the old customs and c?>nt
siflerin/x the min.irlin? of races by mari
riajre as opposed to the laws of
f orijrin. The distinctions of caste
. anions: them are very marked and
i scrupulously respected. They rail
d themselves Sorbs, and are known in
i history as Polabs. Their language. of
which there are two most marked
t dialect<. is Saxon and Prussian, with
t sections that speak a mixed form of
s both languages, which is described as
i being between Polish arid Czech (Bo"
hemian) and was reduced t<> a writ -
ten language in the Sixteenth century.
The people of Weiuiish speech
? numbered 144.000 in the "SU's. were
reduced to 110.S00 in 1000. and are
1 considerably less today.
BOILING MAY BE OVERDONE
Too Much Cooking Said to Ee Fatal
to Vitamines, Which Are Necessary
f Ever since tho mysterious little vitamines
have claimed the attention of
science, new theories have been exi
pounded from time to time.
Now comes the claim that vitamines
- are hits of sunshine. Because of the
important part cooking plays in main
. taming or destroying these precious
r . vitality givers, it is well to learn what
> . the new theory asserts regarding it.
- ! Vegetables grown above ground, ac;
cording to this theory, are richer in
) vitamines than those nor having the
' direct rays of the sun, otherwise
. known as root vegetables.
1 j It is declared that over-boiling kills
1 the stimulating action of the vita,
, mines. The housewife who would supply
her daily menu with these vitality?
i giving items should look well to the
fres?n fruits and vegetables in the
. nVarket at this time of year.
! It is claimed That because the vita1
x mines are actual rays of sunshine.
. artificial heat tends to destroy their
natural power. Therefore fruit and
thnt iiiMv tip ejiten r:iw are
i more beneficial than win-:; boiled.
j Oldest Engines in England.
4 i Two engines whic!i are si ill pumps
ing away after a hundred years are
! to he seen In the Prookmill Road
! pumping station of the London water
i hoard. They were built one hundred
. | and one hundred and ten years ago
( respectively. Every day sin<-e they
I were installed rhev have raised on an
! average 1,7.~>0.000 gallons of water.
; and the total amount they have
pumped must he at least sixty thousand
million gallons. These engines,
7 which are probably the oldest work.
ing machines of their kind in the
t country, are of fifty horse-power, and
I each works two pumps. They are of
. 1 the type that was once used in the
if It o n /1 ovAont fiir ;i fi>\\*
L modern improvements which have
f been added during recent years, they
e are exactly as they were a century
f Soon they are to be replaced by
. | new engines. n<>t because they are nor
p j capable of performing th^ir work, but
I | because modern engines work more
1 ! cheaply.
i- ^ Heated Argument.
r It was the girl's busy day and
everything seemed topsy-turvy, nothi
ing \.-M? ?>n time, and she was rush!
ing aro'ind the office at a rate that
^ J she thov>irht could not be rivaled: but
[ i Sambo.* the office boy. came in with
; : rhe speed of n cyi-lone and she fe!r
I ! outdone. Now. Sambo's movements at
! all times are leisurely ami deliberate.
. and no amount of threats or coaxing
?l oimlil S.-nnbo to exert himself be
r i '"
i. j yond the speed of a slow movement
, i eaniera subject. Therefore this unusual
e| display of locomotion from $amho
p ? was most surprising. The girl stopped to
> ! get an explanation. Sambo-rolled his
? i eyes, took a deep breath and eluci;
dated: "The boss is on a tenr and he
! sure is mad: he's bawled out every,,
j body on the place and he's having
vi some argument now. That there ;>ri.
gumenr was get tin' so hot Ihat I
,j j knowed the ole automatic fire sprink,j
ler would begin to work in another
; minute, so I ju?t run before it hap
M ! pened."?Kxchange.
"Rolling Court'' in Florida.
i Florida lias :i "rolling court." oper:
ntiujr on t!??? Atlantic boulevard ne; r
v Jacksonville. Justices of the peace
i- | and their hailiiT* patrol the highway
a i in passenger automobiles. acrojn*
v i panied hy dozens ot' deputies on niotore1
cycles. rAidv t ? pounce upon any
; driver who endangers frallic. Fpon
i] ; making an arrest, the deputy ami his
.. iivoceed until met hv one of
\ I" I
f the ''rollini: courts."
Only British Instruments.
Fur :i < :' two !!?
> f.?r illy iS'.iii! M; in <i; ??.?t
- Iiri;;jin sii'iiili! <;!;? ]nvvi-i?n
f t!::tt o.jl> 1'rnNIi insiniim-n:>
'<? n<<vl. is "lii- iVi'MrniiiwiI:itii?n
t* ?)f ; !:?> "T"-!-."!. :Vnl. <Ve
coniinr ! > iV* l.??n-!on Iv.vnimj 'l imes,
i hi?s lie-n :i!?j?r??ve?J l?y tli?' <:ibineu
n I? HI I W WW IM ^
The Co mm i
in <?Q 9*3
cO J S O & s ^Li <lJ * *
Every farmer wli
as every citizen c
of the market,
which both the f
filed and, of com
inasmuch as mor
1 . "5
turned over to iii
Let us all re:
ket bigger and gi
i u 11111 u 11 v v i v t e t i t 1.4 i^il
il "Well! I!
j| Strong!" | j
H Mrs. Anna Ciover, of R. F. D. H j
2' 5, Win field, Kans., says: "I a
w 'oegan to suffer some "months G
Hs ago with womanly troubles, and ?=j
2 I was afraid i was going to get a
; in bed. Each month I suffered &j
j *3 with my head, back and sides?a ?
3 weak, aching, nervous feeling. ?5
i ?;! I began to try medicines as I Q j
; Hs knew I was.getting worse. I H
3 did ifot seem to iind the right tj
2 remedy until somsene told me of P
? vniivvi p
i I Tiis Woman's Tool? I
5 I used two bottles before I could H
3 see any great change, but after >j
that it was remarkable how ?3
j much better I got. I am new H
<3 well and strong. ! can recom- j?|
P mend Cardui, for il certainly >-3
; K benefited me." H
a If you have been experiment- Q
I >' ing on yourself with all kinds of I;-*
h different remedies, better get H
j p back to good, eld, reliable '
j ?! Cardui, Ine medicine for r-J ,
I H women, about which you have
j always heard, which has helped tji
m msnv thousands of ethers, and wi
' hi which should help you, too. H
' C Ask your neighbor about it; she ?5
i -) has probably used it. Oj
~ For sale everywhere. p fcj
SW Nose stopped up?^
Imenthoiaium i i
j ^kqulckly clears i?>5/
| ih 'iiu"fcaaMas?BaraHafaB8i
I r rM Is Easy Money
i li f yir If 3 easy if you get
/J good equipment and
s've ^"e sams attention
to it as you wouid to
any other business
#^2?S?k _ from which you expected
to earn a profit.
Too many people make the mistake of
trying to raise chickens successfully with
| cheaply constructed incubators.
; ere famous for j?
| their large
i strong, healthy
j chicks that
! CTOw.Tnev s1 >
! towbeenWa fe."; ?4' T
i for man wears l- M
I by the tearing 5^1 0
! ooultrvinen if
; Amcrica. A
W*r ?- '?? *'?.? '>:.vr *" ?;
cause wo nr.- here to rtny and cannot
afford to tri'Ic with your etrgs. Come in
J uikl '.< ' :? O :"- * i \
' A MM! if Ft?
a Ai, ?2 ? Ji e'
mity Market, which
1, closed its first yea
= Thereceiots for th(
lo sells through the
if Newberry, should i
as it provides a c
armer and the cons
5e, our merchants sh
e than 90 per cent. <
iem by the farmers.
solve to make the C
"eater during the coi
xe National Bar
Men's Suits o
Come and st
stock, see the supe
know why we're d
and Suit business.
Soft, warm, f<
ings, anything you
that will make yc
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p " ? ^ > 5' --'I ik~VA?if5/
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/ Kfv & 2*
MT/S&jrt <* "> ^ w? zr- 'A I
'JP t. z, KZ J> .,/ :; & .:
Pcsfherr. con? ?.* ~? H?
1'c'n. A hen m::rt. have
to form feather? r:vl .:
yet most surr::n-:r fscdo
I'ttie protein. Ycu en:
ed egg i'lu.nrp nc't IT.
.5 ??f Tl < w" ^
vV:-; guaranteed c^f; n^d rer/."
?.r?g rations. P"nr^ ChcA/3
fccthcrr. fast. Tiifry *:rcp he;
when c.-r.d T-;fv'hr
off the yield cf mprojjeily
Vcu can't ncrlcct yo*jr
Ivzr.s now end i:>:pcc: a focsvy
'T/' ylck: .?t*v:;2tc:7? /
Feed i'or wir.ter new, ^
Let your bcr-r. sh"v; you
hovv much :;rcp?r iceding
L^'der I oday j
SAR Y RKET
r Saturday with
2 year amounted
B * ? h
market, as well
reel justly proud
umer are bsnelould
)f the amount is j
12:211^ J VCII .
j ??? ?? ? i
r Boys' Suits
ie our wonderful i
r values and you'll
oing the Overcoat
ibrics. new colorwish
for at prices
>u sit up and take
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fe.) j ' \ v
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