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That woman played a prominent part In the greatest battle ot the Civil war that was fought just fifty years ago, is apt to be forgotten until a mute romludor buqh Us Is aeen In the photograph Is brought to our at tention. Fifty years back is a long time to remember, yet here one of thoso who fought under the stars and bars, flvo decades ago, Is greeting ono of tho women nurses and one of the few remaining ones whoso husband was tho comrade in arms of tho grizzled old veteran. iaiiT? Gettysburg reunion The great reunion of tho blue and tho gray on tho battlefield of Gettys burg has passed Into history. It was in all respects the most unlquo gath ering of the soldiers of the GO'a ever held. Men who fought each other fifty yoars ago this year fraternized as long-separated brothers. Naturally Buch a gathering would bo productive of many incidents, both pathetic and humorous. As many stories wore floating about as thoro woro voterana nt the reunion. The camp Is full of unexpected meetings. Evory day brings forth nu merous meetings between men who havo not soon one another for many years. Many are commonplace, but some are extraordinary. For In stance, here is one: I. D. Munsoe ot Erie county, Penn f sylvania, a soldier in tho lllth Penn sylvania. waB captured by the con federates at Peachtree Creek, Ga when ho was one of Sherman's army on tho celebrated march to tho sea. He was being conveyed to tho rear by a confederate soldier when tho union batteries opened fire upon the party among whom he was a pris oner. Tho man who was guarrtlnc Munsee was hit and fell, knocking Munsee down and lying on top of him. Seeing Mb chonca of escape, Mnn eee lay very Btlll under the uncon scious confederate while tho battle raged around them. That night he slipped from under tho body and es caped to tho union lines. "I thought that fellow was dead." said Munseo, "but I saw him today. Poor fellow, hla mlnd'c bad. and he dtdn't recogniso too, but I was sure of him. I couldn't even set his name, but I'm goln over later to the Georgia camp and try to find out who ho Is." Here is a story Trhlch was told by A. T. Dice, vice-president of the Read lng railway: Once upon a time thero were a vet eran in gray and a veteran In blue. They came to Gettysburg and in the course of events and vlalts to hotels they happened to meet. They looked over tho sights of Gettysburg and the monuments of the field. Hut they found they must part. Tho ono In blue lived In Oregon; the one in gray In Now Orleans They went weeping together to their sta tion and passed by train after train, deferring the parting that must coino. Juat what they said. Just how they reached the final grand idea of the meeting. Mr Dico did not know But, however, yesterday they finally decided that tho time for parting had come. Tho ono from Oregon could not figure how to reach home via New Orleans and his gray comrade while willing to sen the west, didn't havo the money for a ticket They lined upon on tho platform as their trains stood waiting and then uofore tho crowd, they slowly stripped off their uniforms and exchangod them thero while tho curious Hocked to see them. The Oregonlan 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 tho gray or the south sat with swelling chest In his new uniform of blue. ' BATTLE OF GETTYSBURG A striking contrast is seen In the menu provided for tho soldiers fifty years ago and what they enjoyed this year: 1863 Breakfast Hardtack, bacon, beans and coffee. Dinner Bacon, bcane, hardtack and coffeo. Supper Beans, hardtack, bacon and coffeo. 1913 Breakrast -Puffed rice, fried eggs, fried bacon, crearn potatoes, fresh bread, hard bread, butter and coffee. Dinnor Fricassee chicken, poas, corn, ice cream, cake, cigars, fresh bread, hard bread, butter, coffeo, iced tea. Supper Salmon salad, macaroni and cheese, fresh bread, butter and coffee. Chief Clerk Georgo G. Thorno of tho state, department at Harrleburg told of the call mado by a Union vet eran early on tho morning of the fif tieth anniversary of tho start of the battle, who related that his conscience troubled him becauso of the fact that on that fateful morning many years ago he had succumbed to temptation and stolen a quantity of onions from tho Thorno garden, which was located near the historic Seminary ridge. He told Thorno that he desired, at this late day to pay for tho onions and thus relievo his conscience. Needless to say, his offer of money was refused, but thp Thornes would like to learn tho identity of the sol diers who upset eight boohlves In tho dead cf night and appropriated all the honey they contained. A remarkable coincidence of the camp was tho meeting ot two men of exactly the same name, coming from towns of Uu samo name, but in differ ent states. One fought on the union side in the battle of Gettysburg, and tho other with the confederates. These two men are John Carson ot Burlington. N. J., and John Carson of Burlington, N. C. They met by the merest chance. The Jersey Carson was walking along one of tho streets, and saw a mau 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 Identical, as well as the names of their towns. A grandson of Francis Scott Key. composer of "The Star-Spangled Ban ner." la here Ho Is John Francis Key, aged eighty-two, ot Plkevlllo. Md , and ho Is a veteran of tho Second Mary land Infantry of the confederate army. Wearing a suit of gray, Key camo Into town, weak and almost dropping. Ho hns bepn In falling health, but de clared he was "going to aeo Gettys burg on this occasion or dlo. Ono of the oldest veterans in tho big camp Is Captain W. H. Flolg of Houston. Texas, who was ninety years of age on his last birthday, February 23 During the war ho aervod with distinction in the marine department of the confederate navy. Captain Flelg is ono of tho best presorved men in camp nnd Is more active than many, of tho other veterans a score of years less advanoed. Fifty ycarr. to tho hour from tho, timo when tho first shot preceding tho battle wns fired a reunion nH cling of tho bluo and tho gray was held In tho big tont. Tho gray cavalry men who fought the skirmishes that led up to tho throo days fight pledged thorn selves In the shadows ot tho stars nnd otnpes to "forgot" and their brother. In bluo sworo by tho stars and bars that the fight wns ovor for nil time. Thoro wcro several women from tho vlllago in tho tent nnd six ono-tlmo schoolgirls, gray-haired and aged now,, sung ' Rally 'Round the Flag. Hoys,'' whilo the veterans wept like boys, 'but with pride. Thu fix women who sang tho battlo song woro among thoso who thronged tho streets of Gcttjsburg aftor tho advanco guard of the south ern army left it 60 years ago. On tho night whon Uuford's nion enmo rid ing into the vlllago on tho heels ot Wheeler's mon In gray, maidens strow cd flowers along tho otreots nnd bells in tho churches pealed out tho news ot tho coming of tho bluo nnd tho town went wild. Of all the scores of girls who wol corned tho vanguard of Meade, only n half dozen could bo found, and thoy stood, whltc-halrod with tonrs In their eyes on a platform in tho big tent nnd sang to tho weeping soldiers in tho seats below. "I'm afraid wo can't sing llko wo pang no years ago," said , tho ma tronly woman who acted as leuder as she led tho way up tho steps to tho platform. "We don't care; Just sing again," shouted tho veterans. As tho first uotos of tho war-tlmo melody camo from them hi quavering tones, tho vet erans both of tho north and of the touMi sat quiet with eyes fixed upon the singers. Tho hum of tho chorus came from every side, and the old men wipt openly. Aside from tho old soldiers thorn bcIvos, an Interesting figure Is Mrs. Longstrect, widow of the commander at the front ot tho Confederate lines In tho third day's battle. Mrs. Long Btreot walked a mile through tho broiling sun out to tho old Rogers houao to interview General Sickles. Some tlmo ago Mrs. Longstreet sont a long tolegram as representing the southern veterans In protest against the old Union veteran being thrown In Jail In Now York because of Bomo financial affairs. It was said that Sickles misunderstood tho spirit nnd his pride was so hurt that their meet lng today would not be cordial. "General, I havo .written nn article about you for publication," said Mrs. Longstreet at tho meeting, nnd sho read soveral pages of tho highest trib ute to tho old corps leader, whom sho characterized as having como back and being onco again in the saddle. Half a hundred old Sickles' men gath ered on tho lawn and tho reading be came dramatic. General Sickles lean ed back In ls big chair, closed his eyes, and looked back to meeting with Longstreet, Hero his widow was praising to tho world the valor which sho claimed had gono unrecognized by tho government. Tears flowed down tho Sickles cheeks now tannod by his ninety-third sum mer, and his old followers doffed their hats and mingled their tcar3 with those of their old leader, wetting the ground upon which long ago had been soaked by their blood. James H. Lansberry of St. Louis, Mo., who enlisted in tho Third Indiana cavalry from Madison, Ind., recited to his comrades tho details of Iiib cap turo in the town of Gettysburg by Confederates 50 years ago. Following tho skirmish Just outside of town which marked tho opening of what was to bo a world-famed engagement, ho had been detailed to assist In car rying a wounded officer to tho old seminary in Gettysburg. Whilo in town frantic women flocked nbout him and bogrced that ho tell of the battle Ho remained to tell tho Btory, with tho result that ho had to spend several days in following tho Confederate army as a prisoner. After tramping GO miles over rough country without shoes ho succeeded in escaping and Anally made hlB way back to Gettys burg, where ho remained till August In assisting in tho care of tho wound ed, which were housed In the somln nary, churches, barns and public build Ings. One or tho unndvertised reunions of tho celebration occured In tho con federate section of tho camp. A life and drum corps of men in bluo tramp cd up and down tho Btreets of tho con federate part of the city of tents. They stopped before tho tents, play ed such a fanfare as only drums and fifes can make, summoned forth tho occupants and shook hands, threw their aims about the gray shoulders and in a dozen other ways showed their feelings of friendship. They kept It up for hours and is ited practically every "reb" tent Their reception wns as warm as their greeting Ono of the most Interesting places in camp was tho loBt nnd found bu reau, located under tho benches In the big tent. Everything found on the grounds wns brought thero and thou-1 sandB applied every day for missing articles. There woro at least 100 crut Iips piled up In the bureau, dozen or m ap plicants having called for them. Thoso who como to redeem their lost crutches seldom can recognize tlmm and most of them go away with soino body else's. There was ono wopden leg also ly ing unclaimed. It was brought In by a Boy Scout, who had found It under a tree. ' Soveral seta of false tð were found. MEAD'S HEADQUARTERS AT GETTYSBURG vi 1 1 f Yl )1 III' II I T r sEsESSa il ti? jMN ""V , t, - -' ; ' ' VETERANS HEAR TrORESlDENT Mr. Wilson Delivers Address at Gettysburg Celebration. DRAWS, LESSON FROM BATTLE Declares Great Army- of the People Must Fight Peacefully to Perfect the Nation All Love. Gettysburg, Pa., July 4. National day In the semi-centennial colobratlon of tho Battlo of GettysBurg was mado especially notable by an address de livered by President Woodrow Wilson. In hla audience wero many thousands of tho veterans who fought In tho great bnttlo, as w.ell as a great throng of other visitors. Tho preBldont'a addroBB follows: Friends and Fellow CJtiEons: I ueod not toll you what tho battlo of Gettys burg meant. Thoso gallant men In blue and gray sit all about us hero. Many of them mot horo upon this ground in grim and deadly strugglo.J Upon theao famous Holds and hillsides their comrades died about thum. In their presence It woro nn importinonco to dlscourao upon how tho battlo went how It ended, what It slgnlllod! But 50 years havo gono by sinco then and I cravo tho prlvilego of speaking to you for a few minutes of what Uiobo 50 years havo meant. What havo thoy moaut? Thoy havo meant peace and union and vigor, and tho maturity, and might of a groat na tion. How wholesome and healing tho peaco has been! Wo havo found ono another again as brothers and com rades in arms, onomles no longor, gen erous friends rathor, our battlcB long poet, tho quarrel forgotten except that wo shall not forgot tho splendid valor, tho manly devotion of tho men then arrayed against ono anothor, now grasping hands nnd smiling into oach other's oyea. How comploto tho union has becomo and how dear to all of us, how unquestioned, how benign and majestic, aa state aftor state has been addod to this great family of froo mon I How handsome tho vigor, tho maturity, the might of tho great na tion wo lovo with undivided hcarta; how full of largo and confident prom lee that a life will bo wrought out that will crown its strength with gra cious Justice and a happy welfare thnt will touch all alike "with deep content mont! Wo are debtors to Uiobo GO crowded years; thoy havo mado us heirs to a mighty herltuge. Nation Not Finished. But do wo deem tho nation cqm pleto and finished? Theao venerable men crowding hero to this famoua field have set ua n great example of devotion and utter ancriflco. Thoy woro willing to dlo that tho poople might live. But their task la done. Their day Is turned into evening. They look to ua to perfect what thoy estnb Hahed. Their work Is handed on to ua, to be done In another way but not In another spirit. Our day la not over; It 1b upon us in full tide. Have affairs paused? Does tho nation stand atiil? Is It what tho GO years havo wrought since those days of battle finished, rounded out, and completed? Here is a great peoplo, great with evory forco that haB over boaton in tho llfo blood or mankind And It is secure. Thero is no ono within its borders, thero is no power among the nations or tho earth, to make It afraid. But has It yet squared itself with Its own great standurdB set up at its birth, when it mado that first noble, nnlve appeal to tho moral Judgment or mankind to take notlco that a government had now at last been established whlcn was to servo men, not masters? It la securo In everything except tho satis faction that its llfo is right, adjusted to tho uttermost to tho standards "or righteousness and humanity. Tho dnya or sacrifice and cleansing aro not closed. ,Wo have hnrdcr thlngB to do than wore dono In tho heroic days of war, boctfuao harder to seo clearly, requiring moro vision, more calm balance of Judgment, n moro candid searching of tho very springs of right Tribute to Their Valor. Look around you upon tho field of Gettysburg! Plcturo tho array, tho florco heats and ngony of battle, col umn hurled against column, battery bellowing to battery I Valor? Yes I Groator no man shall bco In war; and 8olf-sncrlHco, and loss to tho uttor moBt; tho high recklessness of exalt od devotion which docs not count tho cost. Wo aro mado by thoso tragic, oplc thlngB to know what It coatB to make a nation tho blood and sacrl Hce of multitudes ot unknown men lifted to a great stature in tho viow of all generations by knowing no limit to their manly willingness to servo. In armioB thus marshaled from tho ranks of freo mon jou will seo, nB It wero, a nation embattled, tho lenders and tho lod, and niny know, If you will, how llttlo excopt in form Its action dlffora In days of peaco from Ub action in days ot war. May wo broak camp now and bo at ease? Aro tho forces that fight for tho Nation dlsporsod, dlsbandod, gono to tholr homes forgotful of tho common causo? Aro our forces disorganized, without constituted leaders and tho might of men consciously united bo causo wo ontond, not with armies, but with principalities and powors and wickednoBs In high plncoa. Aro wo content to Ho still? Does our union moan aympathy, our peaco content ment, our vigor right notion, our ma turity Bolf-comprohenaion nnd a cloar confidence In choosing what wo shall do? War fitted ub for action, nnd no tion nover consea. Our Law the Ordero of the Day. I havo boon chosen the lender of tho Nation. I cannot Juatlfj- tho cholco by any qualities of my own, but so It haB como about, and horo I Btand. Whom do I command? Tho ghostly hosts who fought upon thoso battlo Holds long ago and nro gono? Thcoo gallant gcntlomon stricken in years whoso fighting days aro ovor, tholr gljbry won!" What aro tho ordorB for them, who rallies them? I havo in my mind anothor host, whom theao sot froo of civil Btrlfo In order that thoy might work out In days of peaco and Bottled ordor tho llfo of a great na tion. That host is tho peoplo thorn solvea, tho great nnd tho small, with out class or dlfforonco of kind' or raco or origin; nnd undivided In Inter est, If we havo but tho vision to guldo and direct them nnd ordor their II vcb nrlght In whut wo do. Our constltu tiona nro their articles of enlistment Tho orderB of tho day aro tho laws upon our statute books. Whnt wo htrlvo for la tholr freedom, their right to lift themsolvos from day to day and behold tho things thoy havo hoped for, and so mako way for still bettor dnya for thoso whom thoy lovo who aro to como after thorn. Tho recruits nro the llttlo children crdwdlng In. Tho quartormnoter's storeB aro In tho mines and forests and fields, In tho shopa and factories. Every day somo thlng must bo dono to push tho cam paign forward; and it must bo dono by plan nnd with an oyo (o some groat destiny. How shall wo hold such thoughts in our hearts and not bo moved? would not havo you live even today wholly In tho pust, but would wish to stand with you in tho light that Btrcams upon ub now out of that great day gono by. Horo Is tho na tion God has bullded by our hunds. What shall wo do with it? Who standi ready to net again and always in tho spirit of this day of reunion nnd liopo and patriotic fervor? Tho day of our country's life has but broadened into morning. Do not put uniforms by. Put tho harness of the present on. Lift your oycB to tho great tracts of llfo yet "to bo conquered In tho Inter est of righteous peuce, of that pros perity which Hob in a people's hearts and nutlasta all wars and errora ot men Como, lot us bo comrades and soldiers yet to "Serve our fellow mon In quiet counsel, whero tho blaro of trumpets la neither heard nor heeded and where the things aro done which mako blessed tho nations of tho world In peace and righteousness and lovo. Tho Now York, Now Haven & Hart ford railroad has 22,710 stockholders, of whom 10,102 aro women. F DRM NEW COMPANY ARTICLES READY FOR FILING TO PROVIDE LIABILITY PAYMENTS. UNDER NEW WORKMEN'S ACT Mutual Insurance for Employers li Provided by Associations Ex acting Cash From Tennessee. Lincoln, Nob. A mutual insurance company to work under tho now atnto law in connection yvlth tho work men's compensation net 1b being or ganised, with John W. Towlo ot Omaha, president; Horbort R. Gooch ot Lincoln, vlco presldont, and Frank I. Hlnger, aecrotnry-treasurcr. Tho articles of incorporation havo not been filed with tho sato, hut it U understood that tho audit -it- has ap proved tho form in which thoy will bo drnwn. Tho law specifics that to form Rtieh nn association thero must ho not leas than twenty employer with an aggregate of G.000 employes Members of tho association already enrolled nro: J. W. Towle, F. B. Snnbourn, F. I. Klllck. G. W. Sumnor, K. S. Knnpp. II. G. Kelle Thomas A Adams, L. A. Klnnoy, J. W. Stoln hart, C. I. Allor, Frank Hammond, C. D. Murr, H. 13. Gooch, W. C. Shlnn and S. McKolvlo. To provide mutual insurance for employeifl undor tho workmen's com pensation act Is tho purpose of tho association. Tennessee Must Pay. TroaBuror Walter Georgo will re qulro tho stato of Tonnoseseo to pay not IcsBvthan $1100,000 of tho $C2S,000 bonds hold by tho state ngulnst that state. Ho will bo willing to take new bonds at 5 per cent for tho oalnuco. "I could use tho wholo amount," said Treasurer George, "and buy Ne braska school bonds at t or 5 per cent, but I consldor tho Tennessee bonds perfectly good nnd at 5 per cent will bo a good Investment for UB." Dos Not Accept Law. Tho AnhotiBor-BuHch Browing com pnny of Omaha has wrltton n letter to Auditor W. B. Howard In which it states It hno posted notices in Us business places that it elects not to como under tho workings of tho workman's compensation act of 1D1.1. Walker's Case Comes Up. Tho caso of John Walkor, tho Indian who has boon serving tlmo for mur der in tho stnto penltontlnry and who will Hcok to bo released under habeas corpus proceedings, will como up be fore tho supremo court. Walkor has Borycd enough of hlB tlmo so that by tho usual good tlmo nllowanco ho would bo entitled to go free. For soino reason tho authorities do not want to rolcaso him nnd ho hopes to securo his freedom through tho Bu ll romo court Two moro counties havo reported tholr assessments to Secretary Sey mour of tho Stato Board of Assess ment Vnlloy county Is assessed this year at $:i,G41,03 and liiBt year at $3,583,027, a gain this year of ?58;02G. Wayno county makes a vory substan tial increase this year of ?i:il,925, her assessment luBt year being $5,570,307 and this yenr $5,702,320. Maneuvers To Bo Recorded. Lincoln, Neb. Moving plcturo men will gather In films depleting tho movement of tho Nobraska Militiamen at tho August mauouvors, uccordlng to word givon out by Adjutunt Gen eral Hall recently. Tho charges madu in working out tho problems, tho details of tho gigantic battlo to bo stuged and tho efforts ot ono regi ment to prevent tho other from nc compllshlng its purposo under the maneuver problem, will bo shown in tho "movies." Tho maneuver is 'to bo tho only ono of Kb kind in tho United States during tho present year, and on thut account Ib llkoly to count for moro than tho ordinary stato encampments usally carried on by tho national guard authorities. Governor Morohoad's determination to attend tho mnneuvors was llko wise nnnouncod by Goneral Hall. The governor will havo a number of hla staff present with him and will per sonally present the various marks men und expert Bharpshootors medals which havo been earned during tho t past two months' riflo practice. Tho members of the staff will not bo ex pected to perform other than "atten tive" duty. Counties dhow Higher Values. Lincoln, Nob. Stantqn, Wayno, Val. ley, Wheeler, AdaniB and Dawson counties reported to tho stato bourd of nBBi'Bsmont with property lists Bhowlni; tax valuations for tho pres ent year. Tho ineroaso in 'the half dozon counties in $288,463. With the other nineteen counties, which havo reported tho upward climb of tho 1913 figures, has boen $1,277,803 ovor tho 191U returns. Brown Appeals His Case. Lincoln. Charles W. Brown ot Omaha haB appealed from tho findings of tho district court of Douglas comi ty In a caso wherein ho sought to re strain tho county board from collect ing taxos on a valuation sot upon the Brown Block, Sixteenth and Douglas streets, Omaha, on which tho asses sor placed a valuation of $170,000 and tho board raised tho valuation to $180,000. Brown objects to tho oxtra $10,000. The district court sustained the action of tho county board in rais ing tho vuluutlon and Brown appeals.