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POOR HOGS ARE COSTLY ON AVERAGE FARM
Champion English Berkshire Sow.
I have never clearly understood why
most farmers are opposed to getting
rid of the mongrel breed of swine and
getting hold of a better. bigger. thrift
ier animal. The bog flesh that is
capable of turning corn and slops and
good pasture graases Into pork quick
ly Is the variety every man of us
There is a shortage of meats that is
world-wide at the present time,
says a writer in the Farm Progress.
Prices are good, they may or may not
be higher. It is time for the farm
er to take a greater advantage of his
opportunities In the way of meat
In this connection, it may as well be
understood that the man who buys
his hog sand his feed will not make
a great deal on the transaction. The
Lnt consideration of the hog raiser
.Is to grow his own feed. llreeding his
own animals is the second.
Get rid of the rundown, worn-out
breeds if you have hogs of that char
acter. To make money on porkers
grow the 200, 300 and 400 pound
salmals. Stringy, razor-backed, rangy
salasle will eat as much corn as the
more compact hogs that turn corn
and slop aInto money.
The boar is a big consideration. Get
a hood one for yourself or if this is
lmpossible buy one in partnership
with one or tro of your neighbors.
'Thea walt for results before giving
up the project and slipping back into
the old way. Pick out the best sows
em have, buy a few more if neces
sry,. sad give some consideration tb
pasgtrage. Keep the boar and the
brood sews and the young pigs out of
the horse lot sad give them a chance
Dry lots, wood pastures, close peas
and barren fields are not suitable for
keepig the hbog where a proft Is to
be espeeted. Twenty year ago there
wes men in this community who
agd a great deal of money from
m i bgs. That was before the
ge o the "stock law" and there was
ie timber. Now the tUmber is pret
I wsU gene. but some men still et
a to partially fatten their hog by
alllIA them to runa in woods pa
111 deisng the iste sl, .
A aesra part f the farm will have
to he set aside for the production of
l·asd It their rearing Is to be a
eisem. The number of ar re.
md we , eat souse depend upon
the aumer o hogs that are to be
MULE IS OF MORE
VALUE THAN HORSE
. Prpedry Bk , An als Ex
eel Hor for moneral Farm
Ils ea be worked when three
pews old though they do not resh
al sMaturity at seven years of aga.
1hWr mp, halth and useflaes
dsped very mush en the manner of
beabl ther, sags a writer in the
Udtiere A nutem. The seoalled
obberamess as estasesy of the male
aie shitey froma the abuse beds wont
to resesve when yenag. Hie seldom, it
'keer bites or mes l these whb tat
wThe lme era do more work and
adst les grain tan the hersa, he is
less abe to disease and reesvers
dm sticess and jary quicker than
a hesrt. e works better when old
and he-ld. et longere le seldom
.es, fright or runs away. ier heavy
g and Is mawn ut spans select
le of 15 sto 5 he high. Tos
Of samilr p ia sh be she1 t
Send pt together, r s thei will work
"shirr with a wit. Fr working
atna oes to the gWrds, for say
S0 sdJ a w be bm a wll be
, me the moet h sno m e tend work
_- to wm L One pair of ameium
ab te ee m e kept ea lees grain
4as a -ai r at the earn ae herein
teu dnst need so mush agrul Nearly
ear trebfe tm amtle. We haw
e madte s the s al to haven
S - should-b a eM m hes a.
M s are hMghin p O U toths men.
ia k a- may he had ser PU per
esag Melberries for rds.
seen the tems ha een viie tem hr
a o -r of bers, whieb saelec tis
in - to herrieas, Oeb
A u ests to iasat mulberry item
to seesmerag the vists o birs whih
. · ar as a. gstsenta to sherries,
peam eta. The trees are
- - this ptagrs.en that they 4*
i', ~ow hee
put on the market. it will depeno,
too. upon the kind of feed that is be
ing grown in my opinion, corn is
about the best feed that eau be given
the hogs on the average farm.
Ilog raising ought to be as much a
part of the regular farming opera
tions as the growing of crops, the
rearing of (cattle and the handling of
meadows. Unless conditions are un
usual a hog farm is hardly likely to
pay. Itut -the hog should be a part
of the regular production of any and
all farms where crops of a feeding
value are grown. We ought to grow
all the porkers that can be economi
cally grown and fed.
The hog Is a mortgage-lifter and a
bank-roll tattener in these later
years. The profits in his carcass may
be reached by any man having a few
or many acres. The slow spread of
the breeding of better hogs Is bound
to make the business more profitable
in the future.
The principal argument advanced
against the better breeds of hogs is
that they are not altogetoer suited to
the conditions on the average farm.
It is urged that the better-class hop
has grown under more favorable ar
rangements and that he is inferior
to the nondescript In not being able
to take care of himself. That is a
mistake. In the first place any hog
that Is profitable must be given
proper sheltering, pasturage and ra
tions. If the change is gradual
th6 objection will not be true In any
Ily getting a good boar, say a pure
bred Berkshire, putting him at the
bead of the herd, this can be proven.
It is possible to get a good boar with
out sending 800 or 1,000 miles for
him. Usually be can be secured pret
ty close to home, and he is already
acclimated. A pure-bred boar, used
with a herd of ordinary brood sows,
will boost the meat production of the
farm by about one-third and the fat
tening will not require an ear more of
corn or a pound more of slops in his
We ought to get rid of the razor
back type that eat more corn without
results than do the animals that have
been bred for generations with the
idea of turgig out an animal that
can turn every grain to profit. While
blue-ribbon types are not adapted to
ordinary farm conditions, the hog
with the breeding back of him will pay
in the end.
SPRAY TO PREVENT
BUGHT OF POTATO
Disease Is Most Destructive in
July and August--Amount
Required Per Acre.
aDuly potato blight Is liable to at
tack the potato crop at any time from
June until the crop is ripe, but is
most seriously destructive in July
and Augult. It attacks the foliage.
Professor Kohler of the Minnesota
eperiment station doubts if it will be
profitable to spray early plantings of
If, however, others desire to do so
he advises spraying when plants are
small, and a continuance of the treat
meat every ten days until at least
tea per cent of the leaf surface is
dying, when it will be useless to
spray longer. In rainy weather spray.
ang should be more frequent. Twenty.
five to 35 gallons of Bordeaux per acre
will be requlred for the treatment
when the plants are small, and as they
advance in growth the amount will
need increasing to 50, 60 or 75 gal.
loss per acre.
Spraying for early blight on late
varieties of the Rural New Yorker
type of potatoea has proved profitt
ale at the Minnesota station. Spray
lag late varieties of the Rural New
Yorker type may be delayed until the
eartlest planting of early varleties i
the locality shows signs of the pram
ees of the disease, when sprytag
should be Immediately applied at the
rate of if to 75 galloas of Bordeau
per acre foilowed with sprayiag of
an equal amount every ten days Ip
good wea'her. In rainy weather spray
more fr ently.
Ceet of Pedig Cows.
The cost of feetding ~h averageo
dairy ow in the United 8tates fr
11 moathe is St. aecordLng to sta
titles gathered by one of the bi
dairy eattle soci deties. There may be
cows in the herd that do not earn
teir keep. The aboock tester wll
ig idahe Yields.
At the state experimeat statiso at
Wooster, the crops have aveaged, for
a trm of years, shout twic as -h
ito the are a the usual yiel oc a
netseiea l istuereo is ed.
In ecltlvatin e It Isn I peta
that ye do et pmw too deepl, am
t Is sure to reit in the loss e a
eaidUerable amont measure med
at uthe ame me sat sa tih eeattlg
d of a ass smber en t hemes ind
the eseseent reletlo m te e
laI ma of the i eats.
bt *Wer . es M- ias
Ashmeasemmaam smean- .
I. of this vast America are
fortunate In that by or
dinary travel, without chang
ing the flag and even with
out changing cars, we may
fit our scenery and our people almost
to our passing desires. We may sub
stitute coast for prairie, mountains
for plains, wilderness for city, desert
for valley, palms for pines, summer
for winter, cloud land for sea level,
virtually at the whim of the moment.
And lo! what a range of type from
the ghettos of New York and Chicago
to the French of Louisiana, the Mex
icans of the southwest, the moun
taineers of Tennessee. the negroes of
Georgia. the Dutch of Pennsylvania.
the Chinese of the coast, the Indians
of the reservation!
Half-reclining along the ruined wall
surrounding the ancient pueblo of
Taos. N. M., I thought upon these
things, while before me weaved the
busy daily life of this strange people
-a life, unaltered like their mystical
speech, through the centuries. Inde
pendent, careless of the recently-ac
quired statehood in which as citizens
they were entitled to take pride, they
pursued their even. picturesque ways,
writes E. L. Labn in the Los An
For this pueblo of Taos is the rival,
In Its clannishness, of the far-famed
Zuni, and in its type is more perfect
than Zuni. Its twain cases grandes.
or great houses, the domiciles of the
600 people, rise in six and five ter
races or stories, respectively, and are
the best examples intact of the cari
ous pyramidal construction. Virtually
as described by the Spanish of Coro
nado's expedition in 1640; the "Braba"
of the natives, the "Valladolid" of
Captain Alvarado, the "Taos" of mod
ern date, stand these two cases
grandes; and their dark-skinned fold
tread the same routine. The pueblo
was old in Captain Alvarado's time,
and is built beside the ruins of still
a previous pueblo. What place in Eu
rope can show a life of longer dura
tion. and unchanged?
In common with other pueblos-and
there are many of them throughout
New Mexico and Arisona-the Taos
buildings are entered from the ground
by means of ladders, which lead to the
first terraces. Formerly the ground
floor of the pyramids presented only
blank walls, windowless and dodrless,
and the ladders and entrance through
the ceilings constituted the sole means
of incoming and forthgoing. But in
these peaceful days there are doors
and windows, and the ladders, instead
of being drawn up for the night, re
main in place night and day. The
tiniest tots, and even the dogs, are ex
pert in ascending and descending their
Prom terrace to terrace are other
ladders, and in places are merely
crooked boughs-they and the adobe
threshold worn smooth and deep by
generations of mocasined feet.
There is something decidedly Moor
ish in these terraced, castellated walls,
joined by ladders; the windows peane
less and narrow and thick of case
ment; the figures 'passng up and
down, squatting in the sun, or carry
Ing buckets of water upon their
heads, and shrouded in many hued
shawls, and white-booted.
For this is the pueblo garb: Shawls,
black, red, gray, for the women: and
blankets, shawl-like, for the men; so
that one must look to the feet to
designate the sews. The men wear
the moccasin and the leggins; but the
women wear a soft bootee, extending
above the knee. of the whitest, nwest
QUAINT REMEDIES FOR ILLS
Devoutly eIleved in In the Past, They
Are Merely Matter fet Lauglh
Tiger's seeh and new-born puppies
were among old remedies, said Dr. P.
M. Sandwith, during the course of a
lecture which he delivered at the Ctty
of Laodon school recently.
Oe book, he said, recommended a
live spider to be rolled In better and
formed into a ill and then swallowed
as an antidote to aundice. VIpers
were hel in La esteem, and a broth
made from them was said to strength
en the eyesight. In the seveteenth
and eightesth centuries powdared
muammies wee preasribed, and o
emt ua Sit daeman that traud led
to mre mummrdes befg supgies than
evw ea eat et a lt
It ust be umbered that the rm
lr1 -s e w e mm ui que. mod
Seh ..rs fm tthe eler m ah
There is something Moorish. and de
cidedly foreign, In the gentle chatty
murmur of the Taos tongue, as men,
women and children move hither and
thither. This is the official language
of the pueblo-the Taos dialect, Jeal
ously guarded, confided so rarely to
strangers, far separated. But Taos is
somewhat polyglot; it speaks Indian,
it speaks Spanish, and it speaks, to a
degree, English. Many of the boys
are sent to the school at Santa Fe,
where they learn English and where
they don coats and trousers. How
ever, after their return to their own
people they are given scant grace of
two weeks by the elders, "when they
must resume shirt and blanket and
moccasins and Taos speech or leave
the pueblo grounds. Of dun adobe are
the two stately edifices of the pueblo.
one upon either side of the Taos
creek, which flows sparkling and cold
out from the snows of the sacred Taos
mountain to the northeast. The hun
dreds of rooms with which the piles
are honeycombed are whitewashed
with the native gypsum, low-ceilinged.
cool in summer, warm in winter, ven
tilated by the deep casements which
are closed by only wooden shutters.
The furnishings are of the simplest
a bench-like platform, over which is
stretched cowhide, for the bed, a cor
ner fireplace as a stove, perhaps a
stool. Connected with the living-rooms
are the private storerooms or gran
aries, with their hoards of wheat.
squash, red. white, and blue corn, and
Grain Trodden Out.
The wheat has been trodden out, in
fashion of Palestine, by cattle driven
around and around over it; it has
been winnowed by pouring it frond
vessel to vessel, that the wind might
blow away the chaff; and it will be
ground into meal by being grated be
tween stones. The bread, in fiat
cakes, will be baked in conical cement
Here in Taos pueblo are perhaps the
only stocks used today in Amerlca.
Relies of old Mexican days, they are
kept in the pueblo Jail, for tribal of
fenders who deserve more than simple
confinement. por Taos makes its own
laws and deals its own punishments.
It is a unity, like any other American
town-strange though, as a town, it
be. Its charter dates back to August,
155666, when by grant of the Spanish
crown it became suzerain over a
Spanish square extending a league in
all directions from the site of the old
church tower. By virtue of this char
ter and of possession it is recognized
as a separate town and its populace
as Azerican citisens-the strangest
citizens which the republle owns.
Citizens who vote not, save In their
own annual elections for governor of
the pueblo: who have no flag except
the yellowed aspen boughs of their
festival dances; who speak a language
without a mate to it; who marry not
and give not in marriage, outside their
town limits; whose faith is the faith
unaltered of 500 years, knowing not
church nor preacher, but pined in
definitely to the son of Montezuma for
whom every morn at sunrise a white
robed sentinel watches from the roof
Through spring and summer\ the
pueblo works in its fields. The 'Uni
ted States department of agriculture
furnishes an agricultural agent, who
lives upon the grounds by suffranee
of the pueblo and teaches the Taosans
how beat to fahum. But after the crops
are Iarvested, then Taos plays, in a
isuceaston of feasts and dances which
lasts throughout the fall and winter.
The first festival is that of San Gero
idea of the manners of the day.
John Gerrard, who was chief gar
dener otfLord Burleigh's garden in the
Strand and had a garden of his own
in Holborn (then called a "suborb" cf
London), publshed a book in 1597 as
his own, although it was in fact a
translation of a Belgian herbal. Ger
rard recommended "8olomon's seal"
for the taking away in one night the
blackness of bruises caused by falls,
"or women'u wiltulness in tumbitfng
Supon their husbands' fists, or such
likel'-Manchester Evening News.
Mr. 0latbtsh-So you want to vote,
Mrs. FPlatbuh--Yes, I do.
"Want to have your own way, I sup
"I eertanlaly do."
"But itf you had a vote you couldn't
always have youar own way, you
"thea I wtaiM't veot."
m - W vlitasa Dshmulm
WOMAN SURVIVOR OF BATTLE OF GETTYSBURG
VieP*- """` 2.
!tenon. Afty years back ls a long time to rererbr, yet her1 one of those
who fought under the stars and Ir ve decades ago greeting one
of the women nurses and one of the few remaining ones whose husband
was the comrade In arms of the grizzled old veteran.
SIDELIGHTS OF GEHYSBURSG REUNION
The great reunion of the blue and
the gray on the battlefield of Gettys
burg has passed into history. It was
In all respects the most unique gath
ering of the soldiers of the 60's ever
held. Men who fought each other
fifty years ago this year fraternized
as long-separated brothers. Naturally
such a gathering would be productive
of many incidents, both pathetic and
humorous. As many stories were
floating about as there were vetefans
at the reunion.
The camp is full of unexpected
meetings. Every day brings forth nu
merous meetings between men who
have not seen one another for many
years. Many are commonplace, but
some are extraordinary. ]or in
stance, here is one:
I. D. Munsee of Erie county. Penn
sylvania. a soldier in the 111th Penn
sylvania. was captured by the con
federates at Peachtree Creek, Ga..
when he was one of Sherman's army
on the celebrated march to the sea.
He was being conveyed to the rear
by a confederate soldier when the
union batteries opened fire upon the
party among whom he was a pris
oner. The man who was guarding
Munsee was hit and fell, knocking
Munsee down and lying on top of
Seeing his chance of escape, Mun
see lay very still under the uncon
scious confederate while the battle
raged around them. That night he
slipped from under the body and es
caped to the union lines.
"I thought that fellow was dead."
said Munsee, "but I saw him today.
Poor fellow, his mind's bad, and he
didn't recognize me, but I' was sure of
him. I couldn't even get his name, but
I'm goin over later to the Georgia
camp and try to find out who he is."
Here is a story which was told by
A. T. Dice, vice-president of the Read
Once upon a time there were a vet
eran in gray and a veteran in blue.
They came to Gettysburg and in the
course of events and visits to hotels
they happened to meet. They looked
over the sights of Gettysburg and the
monuments of the field. But they
found they must part.
The one in blue lived in Oregon;
the one in gray In New Orleans. They
Brent weeping together to their sta
tion and passed by train after train.
deferring the parting that must come.
Just what they said. Just how they
reached the final grand idea of the
meeting, Mr. Dice did not know.
But, however, yesterday they finally
decided that the time for parting had
come. The one from Oregon could
not figure how to reach home via New
Orleans and his gray comrade, while
willing to see the west. didn't have
tJe money for a ticket.
They lined upon on the platform as
their'trains stood waiting and then
before the crowd, they slowly stripped
off their uniforms and exchanged
them there while the curious flocked
to see them.
The Oregonian who came proudly to
town with a coat of blue, went as
proudly away with one of gray and
the veteran from Louisiana who boast
ed the gray of the south sat with
swelling chest in his new uniform of
Wearing a tattered uniform of
gray, Alexander Hunt of Virginia was
the central point of interest on the
streets of the town. Mr. Hunter was
wearing the identical suit and hat
which be wore at Gettysburg fifty
The suit was in rags and has a bullet
hole through one of the sleeves. He
carried #1 his accoutrements used at
Gettysburg and wore a union belt
tab.a fer a felhes. Mr. Hunter
w a mnmbeT a the Bask Neese eav
A striking contrast is seen in the
me.nu provided for the soldiers fifty
years ago and what they enjoyed this
beans and coffee.
I)inner-Bacon, beans, hardtack and
Supper-Beans, hardtack, bacon
1913-Breakfast-Puffed rice, tried
eggs, fried bacon, cream potatoes.
fresh bread, hard bread, butter and
Dinner - Fricassee chicken, peas,
corn, ice cream, cake, cigars, fresh
bread, hard bread, butter, coffee, iced
Supper - 8almon salad, macaroni
and cheese, fresh bread, butter and
Chief Clerk George O. Thorne of
the state department at Harrisburg
told of the call made by a Union vet
eran early on the morning of the fif
tieth anniversary of the start of the
battle, who related that his conscience
troubled him because of the fact that
on that fateful morning many years
agQ he had succumbed to temptation
and stolen a quantity of onions from
the Thorne garden, which was located
near the historic Seminary ridge. He
told Thorne that he desired, at this
late day to pay for the onions and
thus relieve hiM conscience.
Needless to say, his offer of money
was refused, but the Thornse would
like to learn the identity of the sol
diers who upset eight beehives in the
dead of night and appropriated all the
honey they contained.
A remarkable coincidence of the
camp was the meeting of two men of
exactly the same name, coming from
towns of the same name, but in differ
ent states. One fought on the union
side in the battle of Gettysburg, and
the other with the confederates.
These two men are John Carson of
Burlington, N. J., and John Carson of
Burlington, N. C.
They met by the merest chance.
The Jersey Carson was walking along
one of the streets, and saw a man in
gray. Just to be friendly, the Jersey
man stopped him and gave him a
greeting. It was not until they had
talked for several minutes that they
discovered their names were idendeal,
as well as the names of their towns.
A grandson of Francis Scott Key,
composer of "The Star-Spangled Ban
ner," Is here. He is John Francb Key,
aged eighty-two, of Pikeville, Md., and
he is a veteran of the Second Mary
land infantry of the confederate army.
Weaslng a suit of gray, Key came
into town, weak and almost dropping.
He has been in falling health, but de
clared he was "going to see Gettys
burg on this occasion or die."
One of the oldest veterans in the
big camp is Captain W. H. Fleig of
Houston. Texas, who was ninety years
of age on his last birthday. February
22. During the war he served with
distinction In the marine department
of the conhderate -navy. Captain
Fleig is one of the best preserved
men in camp and is more active than
many of the other veterans a score of
years less advanced.
Gen. "Tom" Stewart of Pennsylva
nia is telling an amusing story of a
"runaway vet" he came across in the
big camp. The veteran is eighty-five
years old, and his son at home an
nounced that under no circumstances
should his aged parent go to Gettys
burg. The desire to be hers and meet
his former comrades was so strong in
the heart of the old gentleman that he
climbed out of a window of his home
and Sp away, turning up here in pood
shape. He is now happy sad wel
Fifty years to the hour from the
time when the first shot preceding the
battle it tis fred a rtitnIln meetitng of
the h1l*, and the, gray ias held in the
big itnt.l The' gray (laalry il-ln who
flgilht thei skirmish,'es that led up to
the tlhree h vsi' tight pledged thelm
s.lve's5 I 1the shliIows (fi, the stars and
stripi , . f 'e i '_,-t" and flair brothers
in Nue' s4,' hv the ltars and bars
that the tilihtl \a :i . \ r for all tielll,.
'l'il re I. ire t. .Iral 801i4I from thet
villi. g , ill !h. lt ;lit ;i1 111 ix ll o n1111i
l oallg t i.;r:1 hairei d iand iiged i now,
Ikang ll' l\iii iI I i ht l4 . the Ilint. ysi
Vl.il, lthe, %I rIi opt like bllb i he , but
with lri h' ''lit, six wo11iun iaho sang
th1 11 a1 llllt ( ti. ,111" r'* l, 4 lhose whol
after Ihe, altianlice guard of lt.. south
'i (hc it 1 ' f r.0 l , llt, -
night Ii 114' ,rl tis minren came rid
t'heetl'. lilt iII igray', maidensli 41 shtrew
ed (Tapers alling the sIre-t.,, and ,el1
In te ,11 I ch,l lhes d lit 4ithel , wsiil of
ihag iiting he the luh aiiind Iho townt
Olf all the score a'. girls who l wel
corned the, ianguard of %M,,:ole, only It
half 5(z1 l.e r oulid he fllt d, Iri( tihey
stood,ll whitilwai hled with te4 's it their
eyes on il platform in thi Hbig 1 t int and
sang to that weepling sulhliers in the
"m'in afraid we cn''t sing like we
sang 50 years ago." said fhle an
tronly woman who art d as lender as
a1;e led tho way ull tho steps to the
"'We don't care. jIust lsing agaiin."
shoutedIll the \veteransii. As the first
nothes of the111 ur tier Ilolly c'ame
from thelt In iti.rlering tones, tIhe vet
eranls hbtlh lof th illnorth andtll of thet
siutlh snt uiet with eyes flxe'd upon
the, slingers 'I'hr e hiiln oif t he cholrus
ca('e frori every sidel, a1nd 1the old len11
Aslde fromn ilthe old ,sotllers them
selvets. an intlll4rest lng tigurllr i Mrs.
inlgsitreeti, w hlow of the' ('cnnmlainder
at lhet fronlt of the Confelderate IInes
in the thlirdi day's battle. Mrs Long
street walked a 11ile throiugh the
brolllntg 44sul out to tohe old toge1rs
house to interview G(eneral Slckles.
Some time lago Mrs. I)lslgstr'eet sent
a long te&,legraml as represenling the
southern veterans in protest against
the old Union veteran being thrown in
jail In N4ew York becausen of some
financial affairs. It was said that
Sickles mlsunderstood the spirit and
his pride was so hurt that their meet
ing today would not be cordial.
"GCenral, I have writte'n an article
about you for publication," said Mrs.
Longstreet at the meeting, and she
read several pages of the highest trib
ute to the old colps leader, whom she
characterized as having come back
and being once again in the saddle.
Half a hundred old Sickles' men gath
ered on the lawn and the reading be
came dramatic. General Sickles lean
ed back in his big chair, closed his
eye., and looked back to meeting with
Here his widow was praising to the
world the valor which she claimed had
gone unrecognised by the government.
Tears flowed down the Sickles cheeks
now tanned by his ninety-third sum
mer, and his old followers doffed their
hats and mingled their tears with
those of their old leader, wetting the
ground upon which long ago had been
soaked by their blood.
James H. Lansberry of St. Louits,
Mo., who enlisted in the Third Indiana
cavalry from Madison, Ind., recited to
his comrades the details of his cap
ture in the town of Gettysburg by
Confederates 50 years ago. Following
the skirmish just outside of town
which marked the opening of what
was to be a world-famed engagement,
he had been detailed to asist tin car
rying a wounded otfcer to the old
seminary In Gettysburg. While In
town frantle women flocked about him
and begged that he tell of the battle.
He remained to tell the story, with the
result that he had to spend several
days In following the Confederate
army as a prisoner. After tramping
50 miles ovr rough country wlthout
shoes he succeeded In escaplng and
finally made his way back to Oettya
burg, where he remained till August
in asltltng In the wre of the wound
ed, which were housed in the aemin
nary, churches, barns sad public build
One of the unadvertised reunions of
the celebration oocred in the con
federate section of the camp. A fife
and drum corps of men in blue tramp
ed up and down the streets of the con
federate part of the city of tents.
They stopped before thetents, play
ed such a fansfare as only drums anod
flies can make, summoned forth the
occupants and shqok hands, threw
their arms about the gray shoulders
and in a dozen other ways showed
their feelings of friendship.
They kept it up for hours and vis
ited practcally every "reb" tent.
Their reception was as warm as their
One of the most Interesting places
itn camp was the lost and found bu
rea,. located under the benches In the
big tent Evlerything found on the
grounds was brought there and thou
sands applied every day for miming
There were at least 100 crutches
piled up in the bureau, dozen or so ap
plicants having called for them. Those
who come to redeem their lost
crutches seldom can recognize them
sad most of them go away with some
There was one wooden leg also ly
ing unclaimed. It was brought in by
a Boy Scout, who had found it under
Several sets of falW teeth were
One of the big events was the
"charge" of the survivors of Picketts'
division on the "bloody angle,"
Under the hot sun the men In gray
marched across the field that had not
seen anything more warlike than a
hbiacksnake in 50 years, up to the walls
that form the angle. The "enemy" In
blue was waiting with weapons ready,
and when they met across the wall
they shook hands. Afterward they
looked over the ground for the site of
a ps50,00 monument they hope to
ve eaegress erect there.