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ft ii ! i i i ! ? ! i i ;- f ; HEAT OVERCOMES GETTYSBURG VETERAN - ' v-- vVs f 1 vK ? X r vf L ' fitful v-fe ( N A pitiful sight indeed is this, of a member of the G. A. R. who came tin scathed through the three days' fighting of tho greatest" battle of the Civil war, overcome by the heat at the reunion of Gettysburg survivors, and being led off the field to medical aid by a couple of young guardsmen. TOjWAl GRAY AT GETTYSBURG Many were the stories told and in numerable were the incidents, both pathetic and humorous, which marked the great reunion of the Union and Confederate' veterans on the Gettys burg battlefield. Commemorating the fiftieth anniversary of the most stub bornly contested battle of the Civil Tvar, fragments of the hosts which faced each other in that conflict gath ered to renew old acquaintances and to recount the deeds of other days. Kere is a story which was told by A. T. Dice, vice-president of the Read ing railway: 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.event3 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 went 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 the 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 blue. James H. Lansberry of St. Louis, 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 jast outside of town which ; marked the opening of what was to be a world-famed engagement, he had been detailed to assist in car rying a wounded officer to the old seminary in Gettysburg. . While ' In town frantic women flocked about him and begged that he tell of the battle. He remained to tell the story, with the Tesult that he had ;to -spend several days in following the "Confederate army as a prisoner. After "tramping 50 miles over rough .country without shoes he succeeded !1h fescaping and finally made his way tack" to Gettys burg, where he remained till August in assisting in the care of the wound ed, which were housed In the semin nary. churches, barns and public build ings. ' - , Harry K. Thaw has come to the 'financial rescue r of Gen, Daniel,.. E. Sickles from his cell In Matteawan. He sent a letter to Chairman Schoon lake, having charge of the celebra tion of the fiftieth anniversary o fthe battle' of Gettysburg. In which $1,000 ln cash was inclosed. In the letter Thaw wrote that he felt the -deepest 'sympathy for General Sickles because o the misfortunes that bad come to him In his old age. This sympathy the writer declared, was heightened by the fact tha Thaw had two uncles In the Union army - 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. For 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 him. Seeing his chance of escape, Mun see lay very still under the uncon scitous confederate while the battle raged around them. That night he elipped from uder the body and es caped to the union lines. "I thought that fellow was dead' Bald 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 goln over later to the Georgia camp and try. to find out who he is." One of the most interesting places in camp was the lost j- and found bu reau, located under the benches in the big tent Everything found on the grounds was brought there and thou-, sands applied every day for missing articles.' . . There were at least 100 crutches pied up in the bureau, dozen or so ap plicants haying called for them. Those who come . to redeem their lost crutches seldom can recognize : them and most of them go away with some body else's." There was one wooden leg also ly ing unclaimed. It was brought-in -by a Boy Scout, who had found It urider a trem. Several sets of false teeth were found. A grandson di Francis Scott Key, composer of "The Star-Spangled Ban ner," is here. He is John Francis Key, aged eighty-two, of Pikeville, Md and he is a veteran of the Second Mary land Infantry of the confederate army. Wearing a suit of gray, Key came into town, weak and almost dropping. He has been in failing health, but de clared he was ".gQing td see Gettys burg on this occasion or die" . . v " 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: 23.. During the war he served with distinction in the marine department of the confederate 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 leas advanced.1 - Wearing a tattered uniform of gray, Alexander Hunt of Virginia was the central pointof- Interest on tho streets of the town. Mr. Hunter was wearing the identical suit ami . hat wmcn he wore at Gettysburg fifty years ago. The suit was In rags and has a bullet hole through one of ,the sleeves-. He carried all his' accoutrements used at Gettysburg and wore . a Union - belt taken from a foe here,' Mr. Hunter was a, member of the Black Home cav airy. , . . ;;r '-- :-,..:- One f tha unadvertised reunions of the celebrasion occured in the con federate Bection of the camp. A fire 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 the tent, play ed such a fanfare as only druras and fifes can make, summoned forth the occupants .and shook 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 practically every "reb tent. Their reception was as warm is their greeting. A remarkable coincidence of) '.Jtha camp was the meeting of two men of exactly the same name, coming, from towns of the same name, but In diffef 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 oi Burlington, N. J., and John Carson of Burlington, N. C. , ' They met by the merest chance. The Jersey Carson .was walking albnp, 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 identical as well ad the name3 of their towns. One bearded veteran of an Illinois regiment told of an incident that hap pened 50 years ago. "As we "rode through -Gettysburg that last time," he said. "I remember a little 'girl stopped my horse and said she wanted to give me a bouquet. I got down and she pinned a ribbon a little purple ribbon to my coat. 'Wear that in the next battle you go into. ishe said. . " 'We're not going to have any" more battles around here, I told her. ."'Yes, you are, she Insisted.. 'Those hills back there are full of rebels I " 'I wore that purple ribbon through the battle. I never saw the girl after ward, but I've kept that ribbon, and it's back at home in Illinois today." A striking contrast is seen in the menu provided for the soldiers fift years ago and what they enjoyed this year: 1863 Breakfast Hardtack, bacon beans and coffee. Dinner Bacon, beans, hardtack and coffee. - Supper Beans, hardtack. bacoa and coffee. 1913 Breakfast Puffed rice, rrieii eggs, fried bacon, cream potatoes, fresh bread, hard bread, butter and coffee. Dinner -Fricassee chicken, peas, corn, ice cream, cake, cigars, fresh bread, hard bread, butter, coffee, Iced tea, . . Supper Salmon salad, macaron! and' cheese, fresh bread, butter and coffee. ' , When the house of representatives , recently undertook to name a commit tee of its members to represent it at the reunion of the blue and gray at Gettysburg it was found that' not a veteran of the Civil war sat on the Re publican side of that body. The. onlj Union veterans in the house, three is number, are all Democrats, and si-t veterans of the Confederate army alsc sit on that side. In the senate, how ever, there are six Confederate veter ans on the Democratic side and sis Union veterans on the Republican side As indicating the passage of time, ii is a; remarkable' fact that there art today in congress more veterans ol the Spanish-American war than of thf Civil war. Nineteen members of the senate are veterans of the war with Spain. One member of the bouse, whe has not seen war .service at all, servec five-years in the signal corps of the army as a private, and Delegate Quezon of the Philippines was a stafl ! officer under Aguinaldo during the Philippine rebellion. . . My heart beats faster tonight, said Gen. Daniel E. Sickles. The throng ing hordes who have motored and walked and trolleyed to my camp to day have sweft the'r hats off and hail ed it as "Sickles Day." It was on this day a half centurs ago that God gave me strength tc serve my country and my maker bet.: ter than ilever had been able to serve them before. - ' It was upon this day In '63 that I lost my leg and did my little part bj the. mercy of God to preserve. ; the Union. .'." , : July 2, 1863, broke hot and clear Just as in the early hours today a mol ten sun poured out of a sky but a trifle overclouded. -I bad retire shortly after midnight the previous evening and slept the quiet, dreamless sleep that . is generally attribute : tc babes., ; .. . . s - - . Last night, I enjoyed just the same kind of sleep. But that is to be ex pected of a young fellow who at nine ty-three is still able, to read without his glasses, eh? . i . Many men ' who came today to shake my hand told me they were ton busy to do so 50 years ago that theii whole hearts - and minds wero wrapped up in the conflict to come. - ,"I hid in a barn ;when I discovere4 that Confederates hd arrived in town. but I left it'"hrhen It was peppered -by infantry Art and concealed myself a I the mouth of an alley," said Lansber ry. " "While I remained ln th? ; allej two of my comrades attempted .o darj across the street - to anothei alley with a hope of escaping from towo. They got to the middle of the Btree! when guns of Confederates stationed at street, intersections cracked and they fell In a haap. .1 was soo.n founi and disarmed." . mil PERRY'S MO Nil If! ENT CORNER STONE PLACED FOR ME MORIAL SHAFT AT PUT-IN-BA HIGHEST COLUMN IN THE WORLD. CO L WATTE RSON ORATOR 5erry' Victory of 1813 Strikingly Re called by .Celebrations to be Held In Lake Erie Cities and , r , - . Louisville. ' " " - ' . ' : . " y . . . . '; Western Newspaper Union Sews Service. . Put-in-Bay, O. The Perry Centen nial celebration commemorating Com modore Oliver Hazard Perry's victory over the British on, Lake" Erie, the campaign of Gen. William Henry Har rison . and the one hundred years of peace that will have ensued between the English-speaking nations since the signing of the Treaty of Ghent on De cember 24, 1814, was formally opened here. It will continue until October 5, with celebrations at Toledo, Detroit, Chicago, Milwaukee, Buffalo, Erie, Pa., and other lake ports and Louisville, : The Centennial era began at day break with a salute of one hundred guns.' Assembled in the bay were the naval militia ships, the Essex of. Ohio, the Don Juan de Austria of Michigan, the Dubuque of Illinois, the Wolverine of Pennsylvania and the United States revenue cutter Morrill. Following the ceremonies, these i boats left for Erie, Pa., where they will form the escort of Perry'3 old flagship, the Niagara, which was recently raised and refitted and -which 'will visit the cities on the Great Lakes holding Perry celebra tions this summer. ol??YR.ii6?.AJiP.5RRY Hero of Lake Erie. ; From aLossicg's Field Boole of h War of 1112" Copyrigbt 1893, by Helen S. Losalng. The program called for decoration by the school children of Put-in-Bay of the graves of the American and British ofi!cer3 killed in the battle of Lake Erie. This column will stand in the renter of a plaza. 758 feet long and 461 feet; wide, which will rise in a gradual ascent from the water's edge, w(th Put-in-Bay oh one side and Lake Erie ca the other, to a height of 12 feet. At one end of the plaza will be a historical museum containing relics of American historical events, principal ly of the Waf of 1812, and at the other end a building emblematic of a cen tury cf peace between Great" Britain and the United. States. This will be the highest monument' in .the world ex cepting the Washington monument at the National capitaL-and the highest column without exception. It will cost approximately one million dollars, which is being contributed by the Na tional Government and the ten states affiliated in this centennial. - At 1 o'clock p. m. came the laying of the corner stone of the magnificent Perry memorial under the auspices cf tho Ohio Grand Lodge of Masons, the: Oho commissioners and the In terstate Board of the Terry's Victory Centennial commissioners. Following (bis ceremony the program called for oratory, 5n the large coliseum at Put-!n-Eay. John H Clarke, of Cleveland, president of the Ohio commission, is to present the. memorial " reservation, to Commodore George H. Worthington, president general of the .Interstate Boord. The Interstate Board will coni nlete the memorial,. .when it will be transferred by them to. the National Government. Uol. Henry Watterson, ??f Lrnisville', Ky. delivered an address n:id the oration jof the day was deliv ered by former Senator John M. Whitehead, of the Wisconsin commis sion ;T . ,' - ' ': . ; ; A display of fireworks with fire" por traits and numerous .elaborate set o-Ieces was on the program for the ever ning-. Following this, a banquet given by the Ohio Centennial" Commission ers in honor of the Ohio State officials, members of the Legislature, Supreme Court, the Masonic fraternity and oth fr; guests was held. , President John H Clarke was. toastmaster and responses wore made by Hugh L. Nichols, 1iet tenant governor and personal repn? sen.ative of Go. Cox, of Ohio; Repre sentative John Cowan, for the House of Representatives; State Senator D. IT Mocney, for the-Ohio Senate; Most Worshipful Grand- Master E. S. Grlf 3th3, for. the Ohio Grand Lodge of Ma sons; Gen. J. Warren Keifer, of the United States Centennial oommlssion sr; Ttmathy S; Hogm, attorney gen eral of Ohio; J. Hs Freedlander, archi tect of the, memorial; A. H. Sison .reasurer general o;f the Interstate Centennial Board,' and Webster s P. Huntington, secretary general - of the Interstate Centennial Board. It was during the symposium of ad dresses following this ceremony that Henry Watterson,! Kentucky's grand old man, delivered his valedictory asa public speech; Senator John M. White head, of Wisconsin, also spoke'.' ' ) ' Vigorous of tongue and even fiery in rhetoric, the . famous editor and doc--trlnalre, : engaged the rapt interest , of his audience . by boldly attacking con ditions which, he asserted, menaced the future of the republic.' ( Government Is Discussed. - i Mr.' Watterson said. In . part : X ; "We are told,, and most of us be lieve', that those are best governed who are least governed.7 Yet we have one big Congress in the naUon's capital, ' and 48 liUle congresses : In the several : state capitals, constantly in session, to ,u mu an noar. make and unmake laws to vex the peo- j ii irT U - pie and confuse the courts. Inevitably, nning about 30 miles an hour. Mat rpsnt. fnr iaw tB lowrpd. and hre. ' zer s crossmg, where the accident as elsewhere; familiarity breed tempt. ' r . - "The danger Is admitted. . Clearly seeing the evils 'of too much legisla tion, we call for more. Through chance majorities, stable in nothing, we would regulate the tastes, morals and habits of the people by act of Assembly. . "Perennially reproaching Congress, we would nevertheless augment, the! powers of Congress. We are creating , a - system of centralized . bureaucracy . and supplementing the Civil Service with multifarious commissions. We have a standing army of o,1flcials. Col lectivism, robbing, man of his individ uality, trusts nothing to the force of nature, the genius of our institutions and the providence of God. . Experience Is Disdained. "Yet We disdain alike experience and forecast. We are threatened with government by hysteria, displaying its excess on the one hand by the vain glorious assertion of our grandeur and puissance, on the other hand, express ing its humanity through the exploita tion of visionary schemes of impossi ble relief. "Do I overpaint the picture? It is but mocking effigy of an old man's pes simism? Let us not be too sure of our selves. If we preserve that , which Washington and Franklin and Jeffer son contemplated; that which Jones and Perry, Harrison and Shelby fought for; that wnicheach side in the War of Sections claims it aimed at intelli gent freedom we shall have done well. Paul Jones Sets Example. . "Turn we seaward, John Paul Jones set an example of sea fighting to Oli ver Hazard Perry, and, taking up the wondrous tale where Jones left off, Oliver Hazard Perry- wrote with his sword the end of the chapter. Dying, he left no copy. The twain stand upon a single pedestal, matchless, in naval annals. The battel off Scarborough Head, in the Northern Ocean, was. a prelude to the battle pf Lake Erie, oft Put-in-Bay. The Bon Hpmnw Richard and the Niagara, sister ships, sailed into Valhalla harbors side of side. '1 have not yet begun to. fight makes im-1 0f othe-f war material, and. by the oc mortal couplet with 'We have met the an Am XT onil Vi A rt s... wr. ' "And thus wo come, and here we are this blessed Fourth pf July, 1913. With such a past and so great a patri mony, it is not discreditable that the ' heirs of the noble men who fought with Jones and Perry, with" Harrison and Shelby, could ever ' have falls a apart and come' to" blows? I think so trulj, and it seems to me the more dis creditable when we reflect that broth ers then, we are brothers s,till, ina most homogenous people upon the face of the globe, the sections merged in their cradles, tho states but geographic expressions. , """' ' "At length wo are reunited. Let us thank God for that. But from our mis adventures and mistakes shall we take no lesson to ourselves?" . The daring words of CoL Watterson wfcre liberally" applauded, the fullest appreciation being had -of the meaning they conveyed. The memorial, when completed, will consists of a Doric column of granite 330 feet high and, 45 feet in diameter, surmounted by a spectators' gallery reached by elevators, above which will tower ah immense tripod holding a beacon light, - flashing its rays heav enward and visible for miles. ' FACE ON WHITE HOUSE COLUMN. Waailington. Many persons ad mired a perfect face of. a woman on one of the columns of the white Bousa portifto.' The picture is high beyond tho reach of any freak artists,, and if the satural alignment of various cov erinjj3 of kalsomifce and stucco. The mouth, nose, lips,: neck, crown of hair anft Psyche knot are as artistic as if m?de by a modeler. Years ago there wks discovered on one of the north er.st columns a Jcaphazard ' arrange ment which persons called the face of Queen Vivtoria, but it had none of the .rue lines of the latest picture.' ' v UNIQUE DOCUMENT? PRINTED. Washington. The most unique doc- iraent eiver issued by congress has just come from the government print ing presl - It is a volume of 137 pages, consisting of the prayers of Rev. Hen ry M.' Couden, blind chaplain of the house, during the ! 62d congress. Dr. Couden, ! although a Republican, was re-elected by two ' Democratic houses, These prayers were ordered published by the house on the closing dayof the last sessjion.i In 4 foreword . Speaker Champ Clark introduces the Yoluma to. tie pple. ' . , ; :-r';, ; lilTOTiiTOlTOAtJ AUTOMOBILE AND ELECTRIC CAR CRASH AT A CROSSING NEAR TOLEDO, At Matzingers Crossing, 6r MDad Man's Crossing" Two Dead, Three" Injured.- y Western Newspaper Union News Service " Toledo, O. Two sisters were killed, another fatally Injured and two youn; men, one a brother of the women and the other a,-cousin, were fatally hurt when a Detroit, Monroe & Toledo in' terurban car struck their automobile at Matzinger's crossing", several miles ' ACCdif k-u to the accident, tho automobile X 1. M8 railroad tracks are obscured from the stone road by. a larg barn on ona sideband a house on another." Leahy, with his cousins, wag running east. He ran up straight to the track when the fast-approaching interurban crash ed into the auto. The. two girls who were killed and their sister were oc cupying tbe rear seat of the five-passenger machine. -The big electric car struck this part of the machine, hurl ing the back of the machine far into the field where the bodies of the two girls .were found. The 'two men occu pied the front seat. , Leahy is an en gineer on the Pere Marquette rail road, while James Delaney is a brake man on the terminal road. TERRIBLE LOSSES SUFFERED By Bulgaria and Servians; Fights ta Hardest of War. St Petersburg The Rech asserts that pourparlers are passing between Greece, Servia, Montenegro and Ru mania with the object of forming a new quadruple alliance. Rumors are persistent that Turkey threatens war unless Bulgaria evacuates Rodcsto and the coast of Marmora. After ten days of fighting, more severe and deadly in character than anything in the last Balkan War, a little light beings to break upon the hitherto obscure oper ations. In the first place, the Servian.-? have lost more men than, in the whole, previous campaign, sjxi. semi-official statements issued at Belgrade have the appearance of an intention to pre pare the public for newot a disaster. Desperate fighting, with fluctuating fortunes, is proceeding along; the Var dar and Eregalinitza rivers. Impor tant news has been received cf the. Bulgarian invasion of Service through Eelogradechyk, about 45 miles north east of -Nish, Servia's most impprtant fortified town. No indication is given of the strength of the Bulgarian col-. umn at this point, but the Bulgarians claim to have defeated the Servians and captured five guns and a quantity 1 . the road to Nish. There is heavy fisht- ing also between the Servians and Bul garians to the south of Istip. About 200,000 men are engaged and the losses on both - sides appear to-be terrible. Bulgaria's strategy appears to-be to hold the Greeks la check, probably with comparatively small forces, while she deals with Servia. This assump tion, if correct, would explain the vic torious advance of the Greek army. OFFICER DISCARDS HIS UNIFORM. Philadelphia, Pal Henry Daniels; who resigned from the police force, learned that his wife, whom he mar-. ried June 21, 1904, is an heiress and able, to write her name toa check for $200,000. Mrs. Daniels decided . that she had kept up her experiment long enough, and told her husband of her estates near Milwaukee and informed him that she thought h 5. might as well resign from the police force so ,he would have time to manage his family affairs. -t RECALL OF RULER DEMANDED. Pretoria, Transvaal. The recall of the governor general of the Union of South Africa, Viscount Gladstone, is demanded by the federated trades unions. At a "meeting of the federa tion, at which" 12,000 delegates were present, it was unanimously resolved to petition' the imperial government to take this action because the governor general employed troops to suppress the strike. SHE MADE GOOD HER THREAT. Richmond, Cal. Mrs. F. I. Ponsing. a bride of less than four months, made good a threat to -kill her husband be cause she found him skating at a pub lic rink with another woman, and in flicted a wound upon herself which may prove fatal. ' MOTHER FIGHTS MONSTER BIRD. - Binghamton, N. Ye Only , the ' brave fight put up by Mrs.1 Martin Gunniker, of Chenango county, prevented her-four-year-old son William beinz car ried away or injured by a large bird, supposed to be -an eagle. The child was playing near the house when the bird swooped down, catching its talons in his hair. The boy cried :tn mgnt and pain and his mother, catohing ui a stick of wood, beat- off the bird, which at first gave tattle, suctieuty re leased its hold and soared a'jray. - ' .