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THE REGULAR ARMY
PAYS ITS TRIBUTE
Privates and Officers Stand at Atten
tion for Five Minutes on the Field
Gettysburg, Pa., July 4.?The regu
lar army paid tribtuo today to the
?thousands who sleep under the hills
of Gettysburg. Somewhere down In
the heart of the tented city a bugle
sang out in silver sweet call that wan
dered over the field where Lee and
Meede made history. The big flag
before the headquarters of Gen. Lig
gett flashing in sudden curves of red,
white and blue glorious in the sun
shine of a perfect July dayfi came
slowly half way down the shaft. In
front of the tent, shoulders squared,
?flguro trim in summer uniform of
white, face towards the flag, the gen
eral clicked heels together and stood
Somewhere the guns of the Third
battery burst In staccato salute. Every
officer over the length and breadth of
the wide field, every enlisted man,
turned away from the duties of tho
moment and faced the flag, heels to
gether, heads up and eyes alight with
the sentiment of the hour.
Silent by Instinct.
As tho last gun of the 18 sent the
ecltoes clattering about Cemetery
Ridge and Round Top, there was sol
emn silence, tho hush of peace. Old
veterans who did not realize, perhaps,
exactly at the beginning what was
going on, stood silent under tho spell
of the universal feeling that seemed
to sweep the Held. Even tho clatter
of pots and pans in the mess tents
was hushed, and the yells of cooks
about to dish up the midday meal
lowered to whispers. For five min
utes the camp was quiet. Then the bu
gle spoke again in notes more joyous.
The silken flag leaped up the staff to
its very pinnacle tend the noises 10,000
men can make resumed they sway.
The regular army's tribute to the dead
and to the flag of a reunited nation
Only a few minutes before Presi
dent "Wilson had spoken in the big
tent to the veterans in blue and gray,
and only a short time afterwards
thousands of those who wore left be
gan their prevaratlons for departure.
The president came into Gettysburg
shortly before 11 o'clock from Balti
more. Through the narrow, crooked
streets of this war-famed country
town he motored out to camp, with
Gov. Tenor of Pennsylvania and Rep
resentative Palmer of Pennsylvania
by. his side. His appearance at the
station of Gettysburg was the signal
jfor a cheer and from down in the
Gettysburg college grounds came the
customary 21 guns' salute. From the
station to the camp over the village
streets and gray roads the president
was driven while the Pennsylvania
constabulary, looking business-like
and efficient in their slate-like gray
uniforms, guarded his automobile asd
kept the traffic clear.
Rise with Cheer.
At the entrance to the big tent the
president paused for a moment to let
the camera pop away as he stood
with head uncovered between a vet
eran from either army. His entrance
into the tent to the strains of "Hail to
the Chief" brought the crowd, which
estimates say numbered 10,000 from
their chairs wttli a cheer. The speak
ers' platform was filled with tho staff
officers of governors, with men in
Confederate gray and a few n blue,
with women In gay dresses and the
president in bis black frock coat was
a. flulet figure,
GoV. Toner Introduced him In a
dozen words. (As he rose to speak
there Was another oheer.
The president spoke slowly and
carefully but the breeze that played
under tho sides of the tent, the rest*
less feet of those who hastened in,
made it difficult for the old men in
the Tear seats to hear and under
stand. The president Was Interrupted
only once or twice with cheers.
The president was In the tent only
a half hour. At tho conclusion of
his speech he shook hands with many
of thbee ?\ the platform and then
walked between lines of the constab
ulary to his prlvato car, waiting on a
nearby siding. Ho stood on the rear
platform as tho train pushed slowly
down towards Gettysburg through
the camp. A few minutes later he
started for Harrlsburg and the north.
Special trains began pushing out
of Gettysburg early and the railroad
men -were working their hardest to
put them out on schedule. Although
* MOUNTVILLE NEWS. ?
Mountville, July 7.?Again another
veteran has answered the "last call"
and Poster Nelson has been called to
his reward. Mr. Nelson has been in
very feeble health for several years,
and Saturday at eleven o'clock he
succumbed to the inflrmaties of old age
in tho 77th year of his life, and his
remains wore laid to rest in the Pres
byterian Cemetery, Monday at noon.
He was a member of the Mountville
Baptist Church) and leaves, besides Ills
widow, three children, Miss Mamie
Nelson, Jas. C. Nelson of Mountville,
and Walter G. Nelson of St. Matthews.
The bereaved family have the sym-1
pathy of many friends.
A marriage of much Interest in our
town, was that of Miss Nellie Walker
.Miller to Samuel Brooks Goodman,
which was solemnized Wednesday,
July 2nd at noon in tho Mountville
Baptist church. The decorations were
green and white. Just before the
ceremony, Mrs. H. M. Bryson sang in
an impressive manner, "Love's sweet
song". The bridal party entered by
the strains of Mendelssohn's wedding]
march rendered by Miss Sarah Fel
lers. First came the ushers, Clyde
Hipp, Hugh Fuller, William Fellers
and Watts Hudgons, followed by the
bridesmaids and groomsmen, Miss
Louise Bichardson with Henry Fellers,
Miss Annie Fellers with Grady Cub
borfson. Then came Miss Both, the
maid of honor, followed by little Mary
Fuller, the ribbon girl. Next came
the little flower girls, Carrie Fuller
and Sarah Bryson, just preceding thol
bride and groom, strewing their path
with roses, and following came the
other llower girls, Oiemmie Motes and
Katherine Tcague. The bride entered
upon the arm of her father, Mr: J. C.
Miller, while the groom was accom
panied by his brother, J. C. Goodman,
best man. Rev. J. A. Martin, pastor of
the bride, In a short ceremony pro
nounced them man and wife. The
bride wore a travelling suit of tan
broadcloth with hat and shoes to
match. - After tho congratulations of
scores of relatives and friends, Mr.
and Mrs. Goodman, left in an auto
for Cross Hill to catch the Seaboard
vestibule for a bridal tour to Colorado
Springs and other western cities, and
expect to be away about two weeks.
Miss Flora Bryson of Spartanburg,
a member of the Faculty of Martha
Washington college, of Abingdon, Va.,
visited her uncle Mr. T. A. Lynch last
Miss Boddey of Bock Hill is on aj
visit to her sister, Mrs. Ben Anderson.
Misses Louise Simmons and Eliza
beth Mosely of Ijaurens, spent last
week with Miss Mildred Simmons.
Mrs. Annette Wharton Kirk and
Miss Kittle Lee Wharton visited rela
tives In town last week.
Miss Jayne Boyd Hudgons rpent tho |
Fourth In Laurens standing the Win
throp ontranco examination.
Tho barbecue given on July 4tli by
the ladies of School Improvement so
ciety was quite a success, realizing
for them about $60.00.
Mr,, and Mrs. Milatfi Bryson left j
Sunday for Mull'ns, whe/e Mr. Bry
son has accepted a position during the]
.1, C. Cra'iam returned last wo/a
from Nus'.iville, Tenn., where as a
delegate fr^m tho Mountvl'lo Baraca
c!ass, to attended the B.ur.c.i con
Mr. T. C. C < odman, who has been
located for several months,*near Sa
vasnah, with tho Western Union Tele
graph Co., came home for the Miller
Goodman marriage, and is now hand
ling the mall on Route No. 1 as sub
Mr. J. H. Fellers is in Columbia this
not many left after sundown tonight
the railroad officials estimate that the
run had been almost 1,000 an hour for
ten hours. It Is probable, however,
that hundreds will ntay as long as pos
sible on the field. Few of them make
any pretense that they expect to visit
Gettysburg again and they are anx
ious to take many a look at the hills
and fields where their valor went out
in deeds that have been told the world
Preaching at Bethany.
There will bo preaching at Bethany
Presbyterian Church next Sunday,
July 13th by Rev. J. Andrew Smith.
There will bo two services and din
ner will bo eorved on the grounds. All
arc Invited to come and enjoy these
T. A. Wright, attorney and business man of Knoxviile, wbo is
one of the men directing affairs of South's great show.
Exposition Planned for Whole People and for Posterity
The country is facing grave prob
lems, the solution of which must
come from a clear understanding of
'?onditions, and immediate action.
The work of man in dealing with
the forests and soils, which were
givep for use, and not for abuse,
may aptly be comparer! to the work
of smaller forms of life, such as the
boll-weevil and army worm. The
great creator probably views it in
this light. Devastation is apparent
on every hand, in denuded hills and
galled and gullied fields.
For this reason and for many
others the National Conservation
exposition to be held at Knoxviile
I next fall will mark a most impor
' tant stept in the world's work.
The exposition is of nation wide
' importance, and timely. It will not
I be a celebration, like other large
; expositions. It looks forward
pointing the way to better condi
I tions. It is in line with the ad
vanced thought of the day. It will
I stand second to no enterprise of
recent years as an agency for the
promotion of the general welfare.
The great plans and purposes of
this exposition are being carried
out for the benefit of the whole peo
ple and of posterity.?From state
I ment made by W. M. Goodman, Di
[ rector General of Exposition.
l MADDEN NEWS |
Madden, July 7.?The glorious
Fourth was passed very pleasantly by
the majority of our folks in a neigh
borhood picnic and fishing 'on the
bunks cf the Rabup no*.* tocOnnlei's
mill. Young America (and older ones
too that should hxvo known better)
stayed and swam in the placid waters
of the old creek all day and in the
gloaming cam- home with red, shiny
noses and blistered necks, but declar
ing in spite of such a small thing as
sun burn "they had the time of their
Whooping cough has made its ap
pearance n our neighborhood. So far
the only cases are the two little !ads
at our house. While it is a pretty se
rious aJlliction, yet as one little fellow
remarked as ho bung over the banis
ters bet-ween whoops "I'm managing
mine protty well"!
Mr. Percy W. Finloy who has been
sugering with appendicitis for the past
ten days was carried to the hospital
this morning for an operation. Ills
host of friends wish for him a speedy
restoration to health.
The friends of "Uncle" John Jess
Madden will regret to hear of his ill
ness at his home near hero. Dr. Fen
noll of Waterloo has been called to
Mr. Jno. A. Madden is also not so
well as his friends and family could
wish though he is not confined to his
Miss Ida Turner who psent the week
with the families of Messrs. Dean and
Power and who is county demonstra
tor in canning, retursed to her home
in Cross Hill Saturday.
Mrs. Tesslo Martin and sons spent
Saturday with her parents here.
Mrs. Josie Martin left Saturday for
a visit to her aunt, Mrs. ^v!o Power
Mr. and Mrs. Calcutt of Augusta,
spent tho week-end with the lattor's
parents, Mr. and Mrs. .Tno. A. Madden.
Miss Robbie Hudgons has returned
to her home in Laurens, .after a week's
stay with her grandmother, Mrs. T. S.
Mr. Ren Martin, of Enoree Is spend
ing a few days with his grandmother
Mrs. Mary Madden and children and j
Mrs. J. It. Finley were the Fourth of |
July guests of Mesdames Allison and
Mr. Jim Cheek and family wore vis
itors at the home of Mr. J, II. Power
Miss Ora Power accompanied Miss
Turner on the canning demonstration
at Woodrow Wilson and Trinity Ridge
Mrs. Dr. Thompson, whose friends
will be grieved to hear she is in ill
health, has been for the past week
with the family of Judge Thompson.
We trust that the ^oon of health may
again be hers.
Mr. and Mrs. Raford Snow, Misses
Nelson and brother, Klnard, Wore cal
lers at the home of their sister, Mrs.
Luther Finley Saturday.
We trust that New Prospect will be
one of the schools given the agricul
tural course. This will fill a long felt
want -something practical. The little
maid at our house once In a burst of
rebellion at existing order of things
hurled her arithmetic, across the room
With the remark "I wish they'd learn
me something at school that would do
me somo good. 11111k of Exchange!
Foreign currency! I despise it!" "Well,
child," queried I, "what would you like
to learn?" Orinnlngly she replied (for
it's her hobby) "to raise chickens"!
We offer a good Porch Rocker for
S. M. & E. H. WILKES & CO.
Another shipment of those special
numbers in Ladies' Silk Hosiery in Black
and White at 50 cents.
Also White and Black Silk Lisle at
25 cents per pair.
Special value in White Goods in plain
and fancy weaves, nice light textures for
hot weather wear.
Heavy yard-wide all Linen Skirting
Cash at 25 cents per yard.
Yard-wide Apron Linen from^JO cents
up at y
W. G. ILWSON & COJ
Gasoline and Kerosene I
Sold in air-tight Iron Drums.
Convenient to handle. Deliver in
small quantities in city.
R. N. Eichelberger
? Agent Gulf Refining
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Have your Clothes Cleaned and Pressed by
men who know how. You'll find them here at
Over H. Terry's Store Laurens, South Carolina