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VOLUME XXVI. LAURENS, SOUTH CAROLINA, WEDNESDAY, MAY 10, 1911. NUMBER 41
MEMORIALS ERECTED TO LAURENS COUNTY CONFEDERATE SOLDIERS
THE LAURENS AND CLINTON SHAFTS
ERECTED DURING THE PAST VEAR
The Lau re us Monument.
On Wednesday, September 2S, last
year, the Laurens County Confederate
monument was unveiled in the pres
ence Of a tremendous crowd. The
ceremonies incident to the Unveiling
were held under the auspices of J.
B. Kershaw Chapter, Daughters of
the Confederacy, the president of the
chapter at thai tiem being .Mrs. Robert
B. Bell who lias since passed away.
It was a proud day for the Daughters,
when after more than three years of
hard work Uiey came together for
tlte purpose of presenting to 1.aureus
County a handsome monument in
commenorutlon of the valdr of Confed
After the unveiling exercises a re
porter on The Advertiser wrote the
Two scori-s years and five after Ap
pomatox a granite shaft is erected
to the memory of the Lnurens county
men and boys, number in all about
three thousand, who went to the front
in 'Gl and on through the succeeding
years of the struggle between the
North and the South. The ashes of
hundreds of them repose in the sod
of other states, many rest In the Lnu
rens cemetery, while in almost every
graveyard of the county there are to
be found tombs marking the grave of
Confederate soldiers. To these and the
brave survivors, number less than
three hundred, the handsome monu
ment formally unveiled Wednesday is
lovingly dedicated as a memorial fil
ling and sublime.
Tlie Clinton Monument.
Clinton was the third town in the
County of Laurens to erect a monu
ment to Confederate soldiers, the un
veiling of the shaft having occurred
January 19, this year.
Writing of the achievement at the
time Miss rronde Kennedy. The Ad
vertiser's valued correspondent at
Clinton, stated the following facts:
The erection of a Confedorat 1 mon
ument on the public square of Clinton
was the first and dearest aim of the
ladies of Clinton who organized the
Stephen 1). Lee chapter. V. I). C.
The first observance of memorial
Day ever held in this town was under
the auspices of this chapter May 11,
i0u7; and it was a red letter day in
the history of the town. On that day
unsolicited, three gentlemen turned
over to the president of the chapter
the nest eggs of the monument fund.
Mr. Watts W. Davis was the first, and
his dollar heads a long list of con
tributions. The second contributor
was Mr. R. /.. Wright, and Dr. .1. \V.
Davis was third. After that the fund
grew fast. Tile holies of the (har
ter organized plans "or a series of
those efforts to minister to the inner
man by which women everywhere
raise their gifts to public undertak
ings. They also assessed themselves
a dollar a year, until the monument
should be paid for, in addition to I'Cg
In Dec. 1907 the chapter reported,
in its first report to the general con
vention, $100.2'.*. on the monument
fund. After the first year the fund
grew more slowly, but by tin- hegin
Ing of 1910 the members saw the
end clear before them and resolved to
order the monument.
The monument is made of Winns
boro granite. Rising from a nine foot
base a scpiare shaft ri^es tWCIlty-nlno
feet in the air and upholds in a
Cl'OWn of laurel u cannon ball. Can
non balls rest on the four corners of
The carving of the raised designs
and lettering is extremely artistic,
the work of an export. The monument
is placed in the square between Main,
Broad and Musgrove streets and the
railroad. The side facing 11 road
street hears the Inscription: "Our
Confederate Heroes," and. lower down.
"Lost we Forgot." Above the inscrip
tion is a beautifully corvod laurel
wreath enclosing the letters, C. A. A/
Higher up, on the shaft, is ? Confed
erate Hag. The opposite side, facing
Musgrove street, bears a similar flag
and below it the Inscription, "Erect
ed by Stephen I). Lec chapter, 1910."
CROSS HILL MONUMENT
1 UND WITHOUT RUINS
V:r In r Ryan.
A 3und without ruins Is a land without memories a laud Ui
put nuunoib ? is a land without history, \ fand that wears i lau
rel oown rnny lie fair to see; hut twine a i'e\\ stid cypress leaves
nround th< t?rtiv< of any land, find he that laud harren, heautiless
and bleak, <: becomes lovely in Its consecrated coronel <? sorrow,
and it vvini the sympathy of ihe heart and ol history, downs
ol ion. fndo -< (owns of thorns endure. Calvaries and crucifixions
take deepest hold of humanity the triumphs ol might are traiisie.nl
they past; and are forgotten the sufferings ol right graven
deepest on (in chronicle ol nations."
\'< s i- tue the. land where the ruins urn spread.
Ami tin living tread light on the lienrts of the dead;
Yes give me a land that is blest by the oust.
And bright with the deeds of the down-trodden j i ;
Yen r, > mo the land where the battle's- n <l blast
Hat Unshed to the future the fame of Ihe past;
Yes, giv< nie the land that hath legends and lays
That tell of the memories of long vanished days:
Yes glv< tne ft land that hath story and song!
Enshrine tin- strife of the right with the wrong!
Yen give me ? land with a grave 111 each spot,
And names in the graves Hint shall not be forgot:
Yes. give rne the land of ihe wreck and life tomb:
There Is grandeur in graves? there is glory In gloom;
I'or out of the gloom future brightness i.- born,
Ai aftCl the night COincf the sunrise of morn;
And the graves of the dead with the grass ovorgrowti
May yet form the footstool of liberty's throne.
And each single wreck in the war path df might
Shall yet tie a rock in the temple of right.
MEMORIAL DAY EXERCISES AT CROSS HILL
Cross Hill, May 9.?Memorial Day.
the day* on which we commemorate
the deeds of thoso who struggled In
tho Lost Cause, will ho observed here
next Friday, May 12th. An appro
priate program .arrant, d by the
Daughters of tho Confederacy of Cros*
Hill, will he carried out
Beginning ??i 3.30 o'clock the open
Ing exercises will he held at the Map
t: t ChUirch. The principal address of
the day will be that of Hon. Prank I'.
MoQowftt) of Laurens. Mr. McQowan
Is a strong and earnest talker and the
people of Cross Hill are looking for
ward to his address. During tho ex
orcises there will he some excellent
music by homo people. This portion
of the program will be in charge of
Mr. It. R. Austin.
Following the exorcises at the
church soldiers, citizens. Indies ami
children will march to tho monument
erected to the memory of tb ? "Hoys
in (Iray" and front thoro tho proces
sion will march to the coinolorj where
tiie program will in- concluded with
the decorating of tin- noldlors' graves.
The DnughterH rdqttOSt that everybody
come and bring (lowers.
THE CROSS HILL MONUMENT
WAS THE FIRST TO BE ERECTED
Illy W T. Austin.)
Cross Hill 13. \V. Hall Chapter,
Daughters of the Confederacy, N<>. 712
was organized August 12, 11102. .Mis^
Mary T. Nance was elected President
and Mrs. M. T. Simpson secretary and
treasurer. The Daughters decided at
once that they would erect a monu
ment and began to plan to raise the
In May. 100!) the corner stone was I
laid ami in June, 1000 the monument
was unveiled, being the (list in the
county When the stone was laid Miss
Kloride ttudd, a little girl and the
youngest member, placed in the corn
er The l.aurens Advertiser, Ilm l.iUI
rcnsvlllo Herald. Clinton (In/.otte, The
State. News ami Courier, Southern
Presbyterian, Confederate Mug, Con
federate money silver, greenbacks,
Hildo, history of chapter, names of
I)ntlghlel s ami Vet, rail::.
Dr. .1 II Miller was called on and
made an appropriate address.
The monument is granite, 20 feet
high and cost $030. Clark and lloyd
of Greenville were the contractors.
Mr. .1. .1. McSwnln was to make the
address at the unveiling hut he missed
the connection and could not get here.
Col. WhartOM of Waterloo was called
ovei the phone and he came and made
the address. Dr. Miller also made
a short address. Misses Rdlth Ander
son. Kloise Hrown, Carrie (Joodmni),
?ennie Proffelt, IJcnnto 13row: . Mlllo
Princeton School Picnic
Siiperiuteudent of ICducation fleo. I..
Pitts and a number of others from the
city expect to attend the Princeton
school picnic l-'ridny. Dr. Potent, So
licitor Cooper, W. c. Wharton and
Snot. Pjtls will bo the speakers on
this occasion, ami a line day is dll
tit Ipat? d by all. i
Mao Itudd, Helle Madden and Mrs.
Sullle Waits milled the cords that un
veiled llio nionuiuenl. Tin locul chap,
ter was named in lionoi of ('ol. U. w.
Hall, who was ho in and raised In
this township and who was a hraa<
soldier and Borvcd through the war.
The monument stands- at the Inter
section of llailroad und Main Blreots
mar Ihe depot and can Im seen for
ipllte a distance.
Inscription on M on nil ? ;,?
('on fed <
(!ou federate Soldi"
neauforl Watt Pull
Chapter r. I?. c l'sos
Who Wer. Npl
Terrllled lu Demi
Nor liislionn ed
The holtoiu liase, second haso and
ca>" and Spiro are of Mi ftlrj ill anile
(X ('.) The third btisi !ti d die !s of
\ i'., I lark Westert? y
The spin- is lim- . || at cut work,
the cap also line eight cut with the lot
tors and monogram in ro md raisod
letters in full relief, The cm Is pol
ished on all four ishh'i the third base
also polished tour hidi 1 with O. O.
moulding line ? Ight cut 'l he second
ami hot toil! liases nn rock and innr
ginod inne inch margin) washes on
liases line eight cut. Total height
L'n foot o Inches.
Mount Pleasant School Picnic.
The Mount 1'lcasant school Water
loo Township, closed Piidny with a
delightful picnic dime ami interest
ing exercises by iho school Despito
the disagreeable wcntln't the parlous
and friends of the r-chool ? rued out
in force and Hie occasion ? much
dljoyed, Miss l,i/./le Hunt' i is prin
i Ei?IiI of ihe Mount IM? asam ? hool ami
tie- session Juni closed hai boon one
of il:'- most s uccessful in it , history.