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Thoughts of the Reuni
The reunion at Chattanooga
.great success. The Indian wore
tanooga is "crow's or eagle's
which is very appropriate. Th<
there makes an abrupt bend
shape of a bowl or nest, hen
Ted man gave the name, Chat
ga, long before the white man ;
that way. Also, Chickamauga,
river of bk od."
We were all proud of Chatta
in the magnificent way in whic
took care of the old fellows
?whose heads the snow that
melts hath fallen. I recall no re
.where every detail was so per
carried out. I was told that at
4,000 were bountifully cared fo
and night. The governor's ad<
though bri'tf, was to the point
altogether impressive. It showed
his heart was loyal to the con
tion and laws of his state, and
-his blesssings in all their ful
rested upon the Confederate so
The parade at night was grand t
hold. At le*.st 30,000 people wit
ed this military parade. If reui
. are held, it is to revive memorie
strengthen comradeship, to an
roll calls that grow shorter each ;
It was a thrilling contrast in line
morning of now and fifty years
% Then their locks were black as th
ven's wing, now as white as the d
ing snow. The bands played the
tunes and the new. How the m
stirred me, and those about me! j
it quickened the footsteps, 1
memories crowded one upon ano
and marched us out of the presem
to the long ago.
No Southern city could have g:
the survivors a more touching gr
ing than they received at the citj
the eagle's nest. The flag of the U
ed States fluttered besides the "S:
and Bars," which told the story
what was and what is-one flag,
people and one country-that's
Yes, the bands played "Suwanee I
.er" with its call to sentimer
thoughts; "Old Black Joe," bring
' memories of darkies and ante-bell
days; "My Maryland," with its m
tial swing," and how the old felic
would smile when "Dixie" was pl
ed, no matter when, or where, eve
v body would cheer and heart-be
were faster. I repeat, Chattanoc
gave us a warm reception.
No organization received grea'
applause, none deserved more. A
now we all come with gloves off a
hat in hand and bow our thanks a
give our love to the city of Chati
nooga and all who dwell within h
Now give me your attention jiu
a short while, and I will tell y<
about the great battle I at Chickama
ga* Ga. This is six miles from Chatt
nooga. I went our there, went
where we formed our line of battle.
' walked up the hill where we chargi
a battery. I then .went to the sp
where Barton fought and Bland fe
The pine tree still stands fresh ar
green where Col. Bland fell and die
No braver man ever lived. The 71
S. C. Regiment loved him as a mot!
er loves her first born. While goir
i over the ground where we fought,
could see the boys in my imaginatio
as they fought and fell that Sunda;
September 20th, 1863.
All the blood shed by Longstreet
corps was not poured out on the P<
tomac, Sharpsburg, Gettysburg an
many other battles in Virginia. O
September the 20th, 1863 two might
armies met in fiercest conflict on
stream near the Georgia and Ter
nessee line under the brow of Looi
put Mountain, called Chickamaugi
a name antedating history, and cal]
ed by the red man "stream of death
or "river of blood." In this hatti
Longstreet commanded the left wini
?ind opened the battle and led in th
% van. Hood's division broke the fed
eral lines at the beginning, later ii
the Longstreet drove his column lik
a wedge into the Union center, rip
ping asunder the stead lines of th<
federal division. It had been said th<
federal .'.ine had never been brokei
until this; battle. The praises of Long
street and his men were freely pro
claimed by the army of Tennessee
At the ond of the two days' battle
which scarcely has a parallel, as th(
two wings of the Confederate armj
met on the field, their battle flags
waved^ triumphantly above every gory
acre of it, and their ringing shouts
rolled through Chickamauga's foresi
-and rose to heaven a mighty anthem
of praise and gratitude to God foi
the victory. Thus ended one of the
bloodiest and - most stubbornly con
tented battles of the war. The: Con
federates' loss, killed, 1,644; wound
ed 9,262. Federals', killed 6,000,
wounded 10,000. I now leave the
bloody banks of the Chickamauga,
"river of death" and come back to
Chattanooga, the red man's "eagle's
nest," and relate a little incident
that happened to me.
The ladies gave a reception to thc
old veterans on Wednesday night,
after the parade. My host went with
.me. When we got to the entrance we
were halted. "This is for the veterans
only," said the high priest at the
door. I said, "All right, I'm coming
in then, that is my name and num
ber." The fellow asked me to "show
my cross of honor." I said "Well, you
have got me. I am here without the
wedding garment." I then said to the
high priest of the synagogue "If you
will go in a private room I can show
you three crosses of honor on my
body that I received in the bullet
showers of a battie-field, that I call
letters of nobility." So I thought I
had said enough, and he saw that,
and "you look too young to have
been in the Civil War." I told him
that I did wash my face before I left;
the hotel. I then told him that I had
this to say: "If you don't let me in
this hall tonight, Tennessee and
Georgia will read what I shall say."
So he let me in and that was the end
of the row.
J. RUSSELL WRIGHT.
"What Shall I Render Unto
the Lord For All His Ben
efits Toward Me?" .
Mr. Editor: /
Please allow me to speak to the
public through your paper about
The executive head of our nation
has set aside a certain day for us to
give thanks to our Creator for the
many blessings He has given us dur
ing the year. So let us sing ftnd pray
that day, bul: our lives ought- to be
so consecrated to God that we could
return thanks to Him every day in
the year. .
We should bCthankful that we are
able to speak with our loved ones.
We should be thankful for the food
and clothes He has given us, and for
everything He has done for us. 'All
He does is right.
Someone is grumbling every day
about conditions. Move off Grumb
ling^ street and move on Thanksgiv
ing street where you can hear the
singing of birds. .
When a man gets discouraged he is
not fit for anything. Someone asked;
What is the trouble with this coun
try? You look back at the high price
of land and see where it is today.
You look bask at the high price of
cotton and where is it today? Look
at the autos in this country being
used for pleasure trips. It tells us we .
had it but Let the other fellow beat
us thinking. Sin is at the bottom of it
all. God told Israel, Because of your
sins you shall plant much and gath- .
er little; you shall eat but you shall
not have enough; you shall put on
clothes but you can't keep warm.
Now, what is the remedy? Return'
unto God and live.
You need not look for the execu
tive head of the nation to move it, it
is too heavy. You need not move
away from the farm into town, be
cause if everybody moves in town it
will turn to a graveyard. You need
not look for social equality. Look to
God alone. The darkest hour of the
day is just before dawn.
When all of the world learns this
one lesson: Do unto all men as you
would them do unto you, wars will
cease and there wlil be no need of
race prejudice. There will be no need
of jail houses and blood hounds, but
there will reign peace on earth and
good will to all men.
Yours for the cause,
Rev. F. A. WEAVER.
Demonstration Made for
Washington, Nov. ll.-Former
President Wilson made his first pub
lic appearance today since he left the
White House, riding in the funeral
procession cFor the unknown dead sol
dier and la';er greeting a crowd gath
ered at his home.
Everywhere Mr. Wilson was given
a demonstration. When his carriage
entered the funeral line at the foot
of capitol hill he was greeted with a
fluttering of handkerchiefs and then
with handclapping and cheering
which continued until he left the
line after passing the White House,
where he exchanged salutes with
The demonstration at his home was
of greater proportions. It was ar
ranged as a non-partisan affair by a
committee of seven women for whom
Hamilton Holt of New York was
"We congratulate you, a wounded
soldier of the world war, on your re
gaining your health," Mr. Holt said
to the former president who had come
to the front portico of bis home to
receive the committee. "We pledge
you our honor and respect. Your work
shall not die."
When the cheering which greeted
this statement had subsided, Mr. Wil
son made his first public utterance
since he was taken ill more than two
"I wish I had voice enough to re
ply to you," he said, "I can only
thank you from the bottom of my
heart. God bless you."
The former president's words
brought renewed applause. ..
"Good bye and thank you,"' Mr.
Wilson responded. - '
Voices started the notes of "Amer
ica" and at the end of the first stan
za, Mr. Wilson kissed his hand to,the
crowd, while Mrs. Wilson kt his side
wept silently. A minute more and
Mr. Wilson had reentered his home,
but it was a half an hour befor the
crowd dispersed, the former presi
dent appearing at a window , on the
second floor in response to repeated
Half an hour before the committee
of women arrived four wounded sol
diers from Walter Reed hospital stop
ped in front of the home in an auto
mobile. A few minutes later the for
mer president appeared. There was
a cheer and the crowd rushed from
all sides, scattering police and boy
scouts until the street was choked.
Mr. Wiison doffed his hat in response
to the cheers and then was assisted
as he slowly descended the steps. He
shook hands with each of the wound
ed men' in turn as the crowd contin
ued cheering and waving handker
chiefs, flags and flowers.
Returning to the steps a few feet
away, the former president received
a group ?f little children, shaking
hands with each. Several bunches of
chrysanthemums were presented by
the children and by women who rush
ed to the door from the crowd.
Mr. Wdlson reentered his home but
soon reappeared at an upper window
in response to continued applause.
Soon the committee and organiza
tions responsible for arranging the
demonstration arrived from Arling
ton. During the short wait that pre
ceded the second appearance of the
former president on the portico wo
men in the crowd on a terraced lot
across the street began to sing "The
Other voices took up the strains
until they were welling from a thou
sand throats. As the former presi
dent appeared to receive the com
mittee there were cheers for "the
league of nations" and Mr. Wilson
vigorously waved his hat in his right
hand. Repeatedly men in the crowd
called for cheers for the league and
each time Mr. Wilson's face lighted
up and he wav/ed his hat in unison
with the hurrahs of the crowd.
Mr. Wilson was astir early today to
take his place in the funeral proces
sion for the unknown soldier. To a
group of correspondents who were
at his home when he started he said
that he was glad to pay homage to the
unknown. Of the demonstration which
he received on Pennsylvania avenue,
"It was rather embarrassing be
cause it was given in a funeral pro
Rear Admiral Cary T. Grayson,
Mr. Wilson's personal physician, vis
ited the former president soon after
his ride and later said Mr. Wilson ap
parently had suffered no ill effects."
American Plan Thought Good
London, Nov. 13 (By the Associat
ed Press).-The Weekly Dispatch
quotes four British experts as favor
ing the Washington proposals. They
are Vice Admiral Mark Kerr, retired;
Viscount Sydenham, Commander Jo
seph Kenworthy, independent Liber
al member of Parliament for Hull,
and John Robert Clynes, former food
controller and Labor member of par
Mr. Clynse is quoted as saying:
"The proposals are good, but limita
tions upon such a basis would be
purely arithmetical; they do not rise
to height of spirit which should dom
inate the conference."
The American suggestion at Wash
ington conference of a ten year nav
al holiday came as a complete- sur
prise to the people of this country,
the Washington correspondents of
the British newspapers having led
the readers to believe that no definite
American plans were ready and that
the first day's procedings at the con
ference would be merely formal.
Hence, the program for the whole
sale scrapping of capital ships created
an enormous sensation when it was
announced briefly ' by the London
evening papers. -
The Sunday Express, which hails
Armistice week as "a week of moral
wonders," says "the dawn was break
ing on the long night of Ireland as
the soul of the British nation bowed
itself in prayer for the peace of the
whole world. Saturday crowned a
week of miracles with the supreme
miracle of Washington. Never in the
history of mankind has the world
been nearer its dream of brother
hood. Surely there is something not
ourselves shaping the world's soul and
leading it to the light." .
Declaring that the nations have
met at Washington to draw up a de
claration of independence and to
unite the nations in love and liberty,
The Express exhorts church and na
tion to wake from their lethargy and
send a message of faith to the peace
makers, and also heal the Irish feud
which is detaining the prime minister
from his proper place at Washington.
The Weekly Dispatch says that
President Harding's eloquent speech
has given the right le?d to the con
ference, adding: "He takes his stand
firmly on facts."
Eyes scientifically examined and
j glasses properly fitted.
GEO. P. MIMS,
Edgefield, S. G.
No. 50, A. F. M. will
hereafter hold v its
tion on the SECOND
MONDAY night of each month in
steady of Friday night as heretofore.
All members are kindly requested
to observe the change and be pres
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