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LAUKENS, S. t? SEPT. 2*. tiiio.
THE DEFENCE OF THE SOUTHERN
To tho credit of our country (and
with no disloyalty to the Republic
and its ling, wo may speak of "the
South" as in a peculiar and loving
Sense "our country"), It may be said
thai more than any other country per
haps it lias erected monuments to the
memory of the men who defended it.
In thousands of little towns and cities,
in every State of the South, monu
ments have been rilsod to the memory
of the soldiers of the Confederate
States of America Most of them are
modest shafts, stones that toll the
story of the poverty ami sacrifice no
less than of the devotion of the South
ern people, the people of a land over
whelmed, and it crowns our people
with honor that there are so many of
them everywhere. In every instance, i
the monuments stand .?.s the testimo
nials of the abiding ami untarnished
faithfulness of the Southern women
to tho courngo patriotism of their
fathers, grandfathers, husbandu ami
brothers. Laurens today unvolls one
of these monuments and joins tho
ranks of sister cities who seal their
loyalty to Southern memories in en
Wo Should b ar in mind thai the
monument yonder on the public square
Standing there by the conn house
which represents tho authority of tho
commonwealth and Its laws, has a
practioal nse -ii Is ho daunting offer
ing to pride In the prowess of a fight
ing race, hutch as in that pride wo may !
glory, but it stands there as a defence.;
Our country was conquered. Our'
Country long was poor and still is poor
in contrast with the land of the vic
tors. The war swept away our prop- !
erty. it took from us not only our
wealth but thousands of tho young
men who were vigorous and able and
would have Created wealth bad their
strength not been given to the South's
cause. Resides, disguise it as we
may. there is a great world around und
about that holds and believes that our
people fought and bled for an un
worthy cause, human slavery and not
human liberty, and as the years pass,
it writes and publishes histories that
would pillory our fathers and kindred
as the friends of an institution banned
by civilized and righteous people.
Wo know better -but human mem
ory is short and the wealth and the
resources of Northern universities and
the Northern press outnumber the'
defenders of our traditions and good
faith even more largely than our sold
iers were outnumbered in the Held.
There rests upon us the duty and the
necessity to protect our country's
wounded but unsullied name, because.
AS our children grow up to manhood
and womanhood, they must not be
ashamed and they must be strong in
the flawless armor of the truth. There
is no ?langer now; dvlng women and
men remember the tale and they hand
it down In its purity, but generations
will troop by and crowd upon one an
other so that, p0rhu;)8 in a far cen
tury, some schoolboy in Laurens ramb
ling through pages penned by an alien
And unfriendly hand, may inquire,
"A\ as my great grandslre n traitor?
Or was hp a true man?" The monu
nur.i yonder, weat lur-stalned and
eruriiM.'ng perhaps, will am wer: for
so long as a Southern lad's r.-s;> ct
. 'or v. imnnhood shall not bo t;uencl1 id
? '" ?' ".'! accept tli proof thai soldiers
of f.e Confeder: were honored hv
TJiero is no nee sity that Northern
toomen raise m< mi meat* to their sold
tor dead, much as it in.... credit their
Admiration for bravery and nchieve
tueni and testify to their natural sor* I
row and affection for their departed
friends. The North's cause is safely
guarded by tho victor's bays; the
Souih's welfare for a sentiment must
go OH with ranlcs forever tilled by the
loving, whose duly and joy shall be
to set sentinels on guard?even such
sentinels as our little ones today Hhall
reveal when tn?y loosen and let full
the draperies that hang about the
etone that their mothers have set up.
We are living In a happy day. Pros
perity abounding seems to have come
at last to tho wea.-y and anguished
South. The farms are fruitful and the
gardens blossom and young men and
maidens aro glad in the beauty of a
bright hope of success. Here In this
little village to which the beaten war
rior, heart-sick and tired, crept 46
years ago; a village then without a
Railroad and almost without a paint
ed cottage; great manufactories and
banks flourish, and there aro common
schools which would have been called
colleges and churches that would have
seemed temples In tho e days of shat
tered fortunes and saddened homos.
And then, following those days, came
the years when our civilization was
assailed at homo and tho veteran
soldiers whose lives (often not their
limbs) had been spared, sprang to the
defense again. In this second strug
gle they conquored nod it was the
skill and Btrength acquired In the lost
struggle that made them victors, that
enabled them to Inspire the younger
men and drill them into a home de
fending army that was irresistible?a
force that gave pause to their con
quers drunken as they were by vie.
tory. Let us not forget that the
school, the mills, the hanks and all
our institutions a/> founded on the
civilization rescued and preserved by
the Confederate veterans and the
young men who rode with them and
trusted them in that Other campaign
Our Confederate monument speaks
no malevolence to the conquerors, it
fans no llames of hate and kinlcs no
vain regrets; but. pointing heaven
ward and "standing four-square to
every wind that blows," It challenges
the verdict of Innumerable generations
that shall pass by, in the name of
Justice, without apology and without
tear, because Its foundations are laid
in the pure love and unfaltering faith
of the women of our land.
? ? ?
A LITTLE HISTOilV.
It is highly fitting that wo should
love and cherish the memory of every
deed of every soldier who wore the
".lacket of Cray." A nobler feeling
was never born, than tin- inextinguish
able llamc of love amounting almost
to worship, that lills tho heart of every
young Southerner as ho thinks of the
deeds of valor of the heroic army of
the South. Yet it is inexcusable that
we should allow the sentimental side
of iIn- war between the States io hide
from vlow Important historical data.
The program tor tho ceremonies here
today has unenrtheo tin* question of
how many Confederate States there
really were. The selection of thirteen
little girls, representing the thirteen
Confederate states, to unveil the monu
ment, was the cause of wide-spread
discussion as to tlie actual number
of aecedors. Whether or not the ladles
in charge were right in their selection
of thirteen depends entirely upon What
set of states they Intended the num
ber to represent.
Here are the correct historical facts:
There were eleven members of the
Confederacy South Carolina, Georgia,
Alabama. Mississippi, Florida. Louisi
ana, Texas. Virginia, North Carolina.
Tennessee and Arkansas. All of these
seceded from the Union, the last four
refusing to secede until the fall of
Fort Sunder. The states of Kentucky.
Missouri. Deleware and Maryland,
though slave-holding States never se
ceded. Of these four, Kentucky and
Maryland furnished considerable bod
ies of troops to the Confederate army,
thus making practically thirteen states
fighting the North. Virginia, the cen
ter of the military activities seceded
from tho Union April 17, 1801. Mary
land was only prevented from seceding
by the arrival of Federal troops just
at the moment her legislature was
adopting an ordinance of secession.
Social ami Personal.
Mr. It. H. Voting came in yesterday
from a four weeks' visit to Ware
Shoals and other points. ?
About l'.Mi bales of cotton were sold
in Lnurens Saturday.
After a two months' stay in Marion.
N". C, Mr. Dnscom Urownlee returned
homo Saturday, accompanied by Mr.
and Mrs. C. A. Jolly and littde daught
er Mary Blanche of Spnrtanburg,
Mr. S. M. Wllkos has gone on a
business visit to Indianapolis and St.
Mr. J, T. Urownlee and family who
ha\ ? been residents df tho city for
several years have moved baca to the
Warrior Creek section of tho county,
to tin i>i\ .1. it. fowler place.
Mrs, II. I). Mnhaffey of Lnurens la
visiting her daughter, Mrs. Dranileii,
at the restdenco of .Mrs. Aubrey [lice.
i nion i' ogress.
Mr. \v. R. Rlchey, ti prominent
lawyer of Lnurehs, wus hi tile city
yesterday oh business, -^Greenville l
Mrs. A. St. C. 1. e of C. r.. en Wood is
spending a few days here a- the gltest
Of Mr. and Mrs. W. II. Oilkerson.
The Misses Hunter of Ora were
visitors in Laurens ia*t Saturday.
They were pleasant callers at The
Mr. Carl W'hnrton of Waterloo was
among the business visitors 111 tosvn
Mr. H. L. Tolleson of Helton, one of
the bravest of those who fought under
the Southern standard, was among the
.; noin here for the unveiling. He is
spending a few days here with his
son, Mr. .1. C, ToIIIhoii.
On the morning of Thursday, Sep
tember i5, the marriage of Miss Hat
tie Roland of Lnurens and Mr. James
Preston McNair of Aiken was aele
hinted at the home of Hie bride's
unit her. Mrs. M. E. Kolnnd. West Main
ntreet, the ceremony being performed
by the Rev, .lohn B, Carlisle of Lattn.
The marriage was a quiet homo wed
ding, and immediately after being sni
eminlzed Mr. and Mrs. McNair left
for a visit to northern cities. I'pon
their return to the State they will lo
cate at Alken, the homo cf the groom.
Shot ?gro Woman.
A negro woman, named Gener Jones
living In the Tylersvllle section, was
shot and probably fatally wounded
Friday afternoon. The shooting was
accidental or at least unintentional,
according to the claim or Hen Blakely
who does not deny being one of the
principals in the affair. Blakely says
be did not know the gun was loaded
and simply pointed the lire-arm at
the woman in fun.
Of the Condition of The Lucas Hank,
Located at I,aureus, S. ('., at the
Close of Business September 22, 1010
Loans and Discounts .. . .$ 14,406.19
Furniture and Fixtures . . 750.00
Due from Hanks and Hank
ers . 3.is2.63
Silver and other Coin .. KJO.Ti
(?hecks and Cash Items . . 359.04
Capital Stock Paid In .. ..$ 5,000.00
Surplus Fund. 450.00
Undivided Profits, less Cur
rent Expenses and Taxes
Individual Deposits subject
to Check. 8,798.41
Savings Deposits. 2,636.10
Time Certificates or Deposit 832.50
Cashier's Checks. 1,440.00
State of South Carolina,
County of Laurens. ss.
Before me came Thos. I. Swygert
Cashier of the above named bank, who.)
being duly sworn, stiys that the above
ami foregoing statement is a true con-|
(lition of said bank, as shown by the
books of snid bank.
THOS. i. SWYGERT.
Sworn to and subscribed before me
tltis 27th day of September. 1910.
John ii. Peterson,
Notary Public. s. C.
Correct-?Attest: .1. Adger Smyth,
Jr., T. h. Wallace, Thos. i. Swygert;)
Misses Willow Boyd and Wessie Lee
Dial have returned from ;: delightful
trip abroad, having spent the summer i
? CANDIDATES' ANNOUNCEMENTS. ?
For County Auditor.
I am a candidate in the approach
ing special primary for the office of
county auditor, subject to the result
of said election.
ALEX X. BRAMLETT.
I hereby announce myself as candi
date for auditor of Laurens county and
promise to abide by the results of the
special Democratic primary.
R. M. BROWNLEE.
I most respectfully announce myself
as a candidate for the nomination in
the special primary for the ofllce of
county auditor, and hereby agree to
abide by the result of the same.
J. ROSS DORROIL
I hereby announce my candidacy
for the ofllce of county auditor, sub
ject to the decision of the voters in
the special Democratic primary elec
W. H. GILKERSON, SR.
I respectfully announce myself as a
candidate for the office of auditor sub
ject to the result of the special pri
CLARENCE L. HAMMETT.
I hereby announce myself as candi
date for the olltce of auditor of Lau
rens county in the coming special
primary anil promise to abide by the
results of the same.
JOHN A. MAHON.
' hereby announce myself as a can
didate for county auditor, subject to
the rules governing the nomination
of said office. MARCUS L. NASH.
I hereby announce my candidacy for
the office of county auditor, the same
being subject to the rules and regu
lations governing the special primary
election. .). WADDY THOMPSON.
I most respectfully announce myself
as candidate for auditor of Laurens
county, subject to the decision of tin*
voters in the special Democratic pri
mary. B. .MARVIN WOLFF.
A Real "Daughter."
Among the thirteen little girls who
are to unveil the monument today,
there Is one who can claim the dis
linction of being a real "daughter," or
rat her g reat granddaughter of the Con
federacy. She is Miss Beaufori Cope
land, the granddaughter of .Indue W.
I). Watts, who was one'of the signers
i.of the Ordinance of Secession.
Hon? ('. Fentlicrstonc of Lnurens who makes tho address of welcome at
I OUR SPECIAL NOTICES. |
Seed Wheat The Byrdvllle Dairy I
and Stock farm lias 150 bushel* of I
Blue Stem wheat for sale. W. D. Hyrd.
Laurens, R. P. I). No. :i. 0-tf
For Sale Splendid family horse,
good rubber tired top buggy and surry.
Bargain for somebody who will act
quickly. C. C. Featherstone. 9-11
Wanted?A good milch cow. a gooil
producer or butter. Apply to .1. Wade
For Sale?Seed oats?applcr and red
rust proof oats, at 76c per bushel. Ap
ply to A. P. Fuller. Mountvillo, S. C.
For Sale?One entire stock of furni
ture and household goods at greatly
reduced prices. Reason, going out of
business. The Calne & Pitts Furniture
Co., Laurens, S. ('.
Home Made Syrup Genuine Home
made molasses, "The M. A. Sumerel
Patent." Try a gallon. M. 11. Fowler.
Wanted?You to know tha< you can
now buy any article of fin liture or
housefurnishing goods in our otore at
a greatly reduced price. Reason, go
ing out of business as soon as stock
can be reduced. Come and get a bar
gain. The Calne & Pitts Furniture
Co., Laurens, S. C.
Notice to Housekeepers?AVe are
now offering our stock of furniture,
cook stoves, kitchen utensils, heating
stoves, rugs, carpets, crockery, china,
silverware, parlor and bed room suits,
etc., in fact, everything in our store,
at greatly reduced prices. Come and
see for yourself. Reason, we wish to
reduce stock and go out of business.
The Caine & Pitts Furniture Co., Lau
rens, S. C.
Notice?Found on my place thre
yearlings about 8 months old. One
dark colored, one jersey colored, the
Other red. All males. Owner will
please call for them at once. A. A.
Lost?One pair of rimless specta
cles. Lost during the meeting of the
Womans Missionary union :.t Highland
Creek church. Kinder please return
to Mrs. .1. S. Bennett.
' Wanted?To buy a Corn Mill Rock.
Apply to N. I!. Dial, Laurens. S. C.
Now Ginnery?We have installed a
new six stand ginnery with all modern
improvements. Give us a trial.
Phoenix Oil Mill, Cross Hill, S. C
For Sale- One good saw-mill and
I? horse power engine at a very low
price. All in good running order, a
good bargain boys. Apply to S. L.
Burdette, Route 2, Fountain Inn, S. C.
Notice?Byrdville Dairy and Stock
Farm Jack is still in line condition.
Tho season is right for fall colts. We
also have 20 pigs for sale. W. D. Byrd
& Son, prop. Phone No. 10. Laurens,
S. C. l.tf
For Sale -One Llddell & Tomkins
25 II. P. engine, 30 II. P. boiler. Good
as new. .1. H. Davis, Clinton, S. C,
R. F. D. No 3. 3-tf
For Rent?Very desirable farm three
hundred acres live horse farm open.
Hood dwelling and out houses. Schools
and churches convenient. Good neigh
bors, located two and half miles from
Goldville. six miles from Clinton, thir
teen miles from Laurens. Kent rea
sonable. Apply to .1. K. Vance, care
Southern Cotton Oil Co.. Charleston
For Sale -One good family horse,
nine years old, price $140.00. also one
Habcock buggy and a set of harness
nearly new. Must be sold at once
price $r>o.oo. Apply to B. H. Grier
Ora, S. C. 9_it
Falrvlew Stock Show? Sept. 30, 1910
Premiums offered in all departments
Write for list. C. C. Stewart, Sec'
Falrvlew. S. C.
f WE WILL 1
j Make it to Your Interest
To see us before you place that order for building I
I materials of any kind. We have a full line of
X Flooring-, Ceiling;, Siding- Brick, I
I Lime, Cement, Hard Plaster, !
I Laths and Shingles. I
In fact everything with which to Build a house, 2
1 and our prices are extremely low. Call and see us r
I We arc closing out our stock of Buggies, Wagons, |
I and Harness at Cost. Come to see us and I
inspect our goods. ''Seeing is Believing."
Gray & Easterby
|^ LAURENS, S. C. !
Lawn Mixtures and
Blue Grass, Rye,
Barley, Oats, Wheat,
Lucerne, Red, Crim
son and Burr Clover
Seeds, Vetch, Pearl
Laurens, S. C.
Wrap Your Cot=
ton With Good
We have it.
2 pound and 2 1-2 pound
2 pound and 3 pound brand
New Arrow Cotton Ties.
Fix your cotton up go?d
and neat for that 15c per
pound it's coining.
Let us sell you your Seed
Oats, Barley, Rye and Crimson
Clover Seed. Prepare to live at
home next year and have your
cotton crop clenr.
Yours for business
J. H. Sullivan
I.AURKNS, S. C.
Several lots on South Harper street
94 acres nenr Mountville, rents for
2,400 lbs. lint cotton. $2."? per acre.
House and lot on E. Main street, 8 1-2
acres ant! 15 room concrete dwelling;
finest place in upper South Carolin;
On easy terms.
!?! acres at Madden Station at a bar
221 acres near Qarlington station.
$10 per acre.
Two elegant residences on Sullivan
street on easy terms.
Two eight room dwollingft and < ?
rour room dwelling on .North ilat'pt l"
street, on easy Ifcrnig,
One httnlred acres tillable land
within corporate limits of city, vory
reasonable ami easy t.-rms.
IC9 acres south of Laurens. near
good schools and church. Come at
Two elegant farms near McDanlel's
mill, well improved. 72 acres and t*>2
acres, lino neighborhood, schools and
A number of farms and other prop
erty for sale, see us before you pu -
chase or sell your property.
Todd Building Laurens, S. C.
dr. clifton Jones
Office In Simmons Building
Phone: Office No. 86; Residence 219.