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From Bay City Tribune.

The E. S. Rugeley chapter of the U.D.C. had a called meeting at the home of the president on Tuesday afternoon to make final arrangements for the unveiling of the beautiful new monument to our confederate dead. The ceremony will take place in the afternoon at two-o'clock on Friday, the 17th of January, instead of the 19th as was first intended, in order that the school children may attend in a body. We expect to have some good speakers here at that time and cordially invite everyone to come out and help us make this a day that will long be remembered in the history of Bay City. Judge Norman G. Kittrell of Houston, Gen. Felix Robertson and Gen. Van Zandt of Ft. Worth and Col. Joke Wolters, are among the out of town speakers. The governor of the state, Mr. Colquitt has been asked, but we fear now that he will not be present on account of the state legislature being in session at that time. Mr. John E. Linn will make the address for the Daughters, and Judge Holman will receive the monument as the representative of the county.

We hope for a good representation from all the nearby chapters, Victoria, El Campo, Wharton, Palacios and Angleton. A reception will be given for our guests on Friday evening at the home of Mr. Henry Rugeley. Little Misses Mary LeTulle Rugeley and Lucy Phillips will pull the cord that tears away the veil from one of the most perfect pieces of workmanship in the state, and the one great work of which the E. S. Rugeley chapter is proudest.

The Matagorda News, January 10, 1913


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