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)LUKt'L XXXVI LAURENSt SOUTHI CAROLINA, WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 1919.
nQw A YOUNG 0B1 WAS SAVED FROM By R. 11. Greneker In Newberry Ob server. Tlat wounded soldiers were buried alive on the battle elds of France, where it Is said the poppies grow crilsol-huled from soll enriched by the blWood of heroes, is Verliied by ad y oung Newberrian who narrowly es caped 'such an awful fate. If it makes 01n slIIdde' to think of the terrible slaughter when men fell as fast as the watch clicked, according to a Writer recently describing tlhe scenes where men were "pliuinging forward in the teeth of a terrific and terrify Ing electric tornado." as it seetlied, what must be one's thoughts wie one reflects that some of the men who fell and were taken for dead were ac tually buried while still living. This is sup)osd to bw, and doubi - less I., tie from the standpoint of the young soldier in question and the incidents related by him. lie lay on Ohe hattlefield wl(en "he streaks and shafts of fire an( t he flying shrapnel as a veritable spray of molten lava thrown from the bowels of a mad dened volcano puInctutred the l)Iack ness with a rain of red as mereiless as the fires of hell." There where the unwounded m11 kept going on "ith a coutrage that was supreme and a spirit that strengthene( even the weunled and (lying mon on to final efforts or sublime heroism that challenges today the history of the wVoIld to show Its equal"! In Writing up1) this returnedi New herri-1ana I am also holding iup) to pub1I lie view for loving inspection others of our boys. some of whom 'were also wounded and who suffered on those fIelds the hardships of cruel war; all to whom I have been wanting to pay tribute, including those who wanted to take part In the great conflict but who were dented the privilege. The sub'ject of this sketch is Robert T. Gilliam, son of Mrs. Mittle C. Gil Ham, of Oakland avenue. Robert was a pupil of the Speers Street school, taught by Miss Bess Burton, and was a classmate of Richard Julien, who Is now In the navy. Young Gilliam, be ing under age, but determined to en list in the army, gained the consent of his mother for his enlistment and en listed when but only a little over 15 years Old. Ile was a member of Coin pany E, 16th infantry, 1st brigade of the 1st division and was soon pro mote( to first-class private. 1le was one among the first to go with the AmerIean expeditionary forces, and, with I his comrades of the First divi sion to win from Brigadier General Parker these high words of praise: "There is, to my thinking, 1 nothing finer in this world than the self-ef facing role of the true private soldier of Infantry, and nowhere in this war has th is private solier of infantry bee'n truer to his country's exi'ecta flons of him than in the Sixiee'nth In fantry;" the mnen, he said, "-who, wvith th- ii sweat and blood, have takeun the ground that meant victory," and ''who have~( 1ipressed upon0) 'Eu rope, in the supremne test of battle. thle quality of American manhood."' The story of tho 16th infantry "Is ani VpiItomel of Amelrica)'s aeh ievementC in the world's war,'" with, as has been sad "ea'h 0on in his apliiedl plaice, each one to his own work, and each man's1 diuty of etiiual importance in the face di dcaLth." The 10t h lnftantry was originally com ported of regulars, but was re'-or ganlil.ed( for over'seas service1(. The reg ient h as the c red it of hiavinog galined all the objectives assignied to It ini each of th(e grceat battles t hat followed -('ant igny, Soissons. St. M ihie, thle Argonn and Sedan. It was att Sola sons where young (ilia m fell, woundedi4( nigh lunto) death, IthIle 18t h uday of .Juiv, 1918, hmaviuig beeun lit ini thle hitad by a bu rst ig shell. Tihe bivtorlan has it that I ire whleat tlid ( thri owh wleh theliy swe re passin g wa'~~s soon found to 12e Infested wiih mlacinue gun nests. The doughiboys ingssed these wvIth a single order of "Iur nder( or dleath"u'. Th'e colonel ty hadl forbliddeni the setndinug in of' the rePOrt. "'11oid upI by machinte guns,'' nad thl ii 1th had no Intent ion of be ins h 1(1 up by anything. it was with pseat diffIculty and heavy losses that theu object ive-the 'arls-Soissons r'oadl .-wo,' mnr510. That rnnel. the hIntorinn TRY SOLDI[R B[ING BRI[D AlIY[ goes on to relate, lIned with tall trees, wa.i i veritable dead line. 0'Cery tree sheltered a machine gun, and from Inearby knolls the road was literally i swept by light Maxims. The enemy artilliery from two directions was fo ussed upon that region and the avions were circling overhead. Never up to that moment had the 16th en couniered such desperale resistance. wo companies vre almost. wiped out In a short time. Soon all the olicers were gone, and a sergeant took comn mand of the surviving elements of the battalion. Private Gilliam lay where he had fallen- and for seventeen hours was 1inuionsel(ous. When lie came to he could neither move nor see; all he could (10 wias to hear, and what he I heard fo' four days and nights was enough to turn to gray the blackest Ihairs of a human's head. Blind from the fearful wound in his head, and drinking his own dripping blood to quench his terrible fltrst, part of that awful time of his paralysis he could hear the groans of the wound led and the dying, but was powerless to make himself noticed. Finally a little Jew doctor came to his as he lav with his ldeath tag on, for -lie had already been ttigged for burial, and, sticking a needle in his arm, said to one of the Red Cross nurses, "This kid is not (lead. What do you :want to bury him for?" They carried him to Paris, where he lay for two months without being able to move hand or fot or to see. lie was then shipped to the Ellis Island hos pital, New York, the 25th of October. Ills mother went there to see him on the day the armistice was signed, November 11. She found him- still as helpless as a baby. Ile had re gained the use of one eye. Later lie wvas removed to the Cape MAty, Nevw Jersey, hospital and was aftrwards allowed to come home, hay' ing recovered suliciently enough to le able to walk with the aid of a stick and the help of others. Pieces of the shattered shell are still working through his flesh. With sight restored. and able to wvalk about, lie is now enjoying the tender min istraticons of his devoted mother at home. She it. was who told me of the above incidents when I went to the home to get the facts for'this sketch, as he did not like to speak of the horrible sights and experiences which even now unnerve him in their reci tal. Almong otlihei horrifying i e ident related is one similar to his case. Among the dead bodies that had been phiced iI the trenehes for burial, a nurse saw a flnger move and called attention fo the fact. Removing the young soldlie: i *am the sickenlin g pile, he was given at tent ion---and is now at hiis huome, well and happy, to the~ joy of' his pecople. Th'ere must have been cthler iuinconselous andc near' (lead soldilers amnong those .plii huliir i'iecliy pireparedc for hasty burials who were not so for't unat e as the two men t ionecd to lie snatchded from the very jiaws cit deatht. It is stagger'inr to think of. Imagine a young sohiicr lying among the dead ieadyv for' hbrial,. conscious of what is. goling ont by3 hieaingi, buiit tinabIe to0 see or move, waiting for his tuitrn to lie thrown in, knowing that his still liv ing body had been taggeud 14)'he soon ('ov'redl in thle g roundi liut ilobert Giliamn is safe at home. having the satisfaction of knowinug that the 111th, to whtich lie belonged, has the proud record of haying b"'en in the "'invinc'ible first,'' and was "the first to arrive in IFrance. tiirst to flre a shot, first to shed its blood''. As it was "a little Jew dloctori" who di'cov'eied %:'ns rif life In the body' of vonnu fiillianm. T am reminded thaf. I)ir. I sadlcra Wha I ver i. formerlyV of I ,a ii icns, is "a. little Jlew dcctoir.'" who w'as with the Amencricani xpedfIticina ry forces, lie may not have been1 thei doctor in ctuestion, but. it wvould lie jumv lIke him to discover such cas'es. Whucn I knew 'din in his home town i hie'h'old the r'epultat Ion of bein one of the finest doctors in his pr'otessioni andI a diagnostician withomt a super lor' and perhaps no e'iual. Whoever it may have been that saved hIs life so miraculously, Robert Oll1iam has case for everlasting n'rattitaln to CLASH AVERTED IN 3I1NE FIELDS JBelligerents Returing to Their Homes on Special Tralns. Ooveriior Corntwell of West. Virgini on Verge of Asking for Troop 31 ovement. Charlestown, W. Va., Sept. 7.-The several thousand in iers who took up a march across coitry yesterday with the avowed purpose of forcing non-union miners iII Logan County to organize were prevalled upon today to desisI in t heir efforts after almost hourly telephoniic conferences through out the gIreater part of the day be tweeni Governor Cornwvell In this city nid rana k Kueeny, president of Dis trict 17, United Mine Workers, the men were started back to their homes late this afternoon from hainville and Clothier at which polnts they had eamped ovriiht..T were h),o ght h-ck iII spelil traln n t fo 1lhe reni dezvouis by tlie governor and the union ofliclals saidl that all will return to work foiorrow mornintz. The men had taken Ip the marcli without in s-triict11ons or coilnsel With Presidelit Keeny. Ruiors and repors that are said to be falso and misleading in ted the miners and with one see tion of the little army it was the de termination to remedy the reported conlditionl in Logan County. Some of the reports that reached the milners in the Kanaw ha field were that .women aid children were being murdered by mine guards in Logan Couinty anld It was tleir detormination to pt a stoP to it. Saturday morning President Kleeny was called upon by the gov ernor to go to the ien who Were a!. Danville. iloone County, and 1rge them to disperse and return to t heir homes. President Keeny notifled Ithe governor that the men had voted to ret1in aAld upon that notification three special trains were sent to bring the m1en hack. It was expected(( t'hat thle men would come back at once as the Irais were on the scene at 10:. it. was 3:55 hofore the first train started a-way. In the meantiie on the g'v erinor's (leskc was a telegram to Gen eral Wood at Chicago, who hits had two regiments of troops under waiting orders at Camp lierian for 2.1 hours. These troops were lie)( under orders to move at ai moment's not lice and just when the governor was about to give up hope of a peaceful dispersilng of tle men President Keeny telephoned that the men were boarding the trains and would inmove out at once. Three hiundred men, who are at ClIthier, nearby refused to board the trahis and said they would return as they camo. N E'(lt0ES 1,YN('1t BY .ACKSON VI ilI 31011 1'nknhow Nm 1en Break Into .11a01 to Se. cure Victims Chared witi 31 rier. Jacksonville, Fla., Sept. 8 - - known iiiein broke into the cotily jail at anl early hour tiis morning. took therefrom two negroes held for file mu11irdle recen I ly of Ceorge I I I tore, enrried them ini au tomobi les out int o the outskIrts of the city, rliddlld thiein wvith hullets. tput. rotpes arioiind thleir nieeks anad d ragged thec'm IiroghI tihe City streets dIrotpping one of thle hodijes in front of one of the leading hotels. Shei'sT deputies and police are now out huntIng for the other body. The sheriff lieard ealy In thle n ighi thait there might lie an at t eimt to lynch a negro held In jiail on the charge of assaultIng a little white girl so, on adv ice of .huudge Sinmmion s he put tIbs negro in an auttomnobIle antd tunt himui to St. Auguistiine for sate koe9 iiir. .\:rr'iaig at the jail and iiot find In g thIiis negro, thle mob took t he oithIer two and pult thieni to denthI. It Is estimanted t hat therme were only aboui 50 mon in thle CrDowd thait gai ined entrance to the county jail. Anaswer Ing a knocking at the front door of the jail shortly aifter I a. mi., .laller Turk or, as lie oip'nid the door which was the entrmance to his residence, was rove red wI th gutns anad orde rd to ma~ik e no0 miove or outIc ry. 'Thle jailer was iickly handcuffed, relijevel of his keys andl ot-d'eed to potint oiut till tier of cotlIs In which the tu wanted negroesi we're ('onin aed. The imen evidentPly knew the negr'oes and after seizing hem left thme jail. "the little Jew doctor'', and to Ithe overrulIng hProvidenice that guided tile liantd, and the eol of(J Nowbherry hae esomethiung to wondomr at in thle fact. that wvalking in their imhilst is one whlo had so remar'kable an ex pon'Inncn as thnt anhnen enlnad IAy COP1PROtISE nesday and probably taken ul)p for con- iretative character." IN TIE'ATI IGHTI 1(sideration next Monday. Ito itubl)ican senatIors continued of eiinor iiiuiioi~,Non ('i'ol~ii, ~ IProbabl1y tk'C 1Inm;t i impo11 ant rlev f- bu to ('01111St' tliffl' ic i o'; over a ic enator Simmons, North Carolinh, Says Sonme Concessins will hane to be dons, m-III 11.114. noflan I. Solwfu ms M c( mm bet'N, North \Va i ngtonl, Supt. 8.,\tarked indl( l-Oliint, l) Il l I t i( t loOf, o f W isco i n. w ere -aid to htni \\a4JiI u wt, ept S---\I red 11(1-istlto nl 1 adonab ip, dcc hiltin 'soille of J.; f tod Ol ~ i i C soevalolls4 witch cationis of a. com prom ise in the se9 co llossioO S i) O wi y of w ere dissclseed p) vat ely odaey ill coltrovery ovrI' reCservatiolis to the 1005 will bav to imit t) 5t'.o( league of nations covenlant (amie today its ratiiiltioi.' .Ilhotlltierty' from both democratic and republican o 'pOsi ig soit, of t l odge reseA sourcos after Iteptiblican Leader Lodge toits, S'-Iiator Sillitiis sai l was had announc ' ed that thw perlace treaty a c w I vitality mill energy b) purifyig awl e,' l d wa s o blood. You Can doy fwal its Streth woud1(1 he reo )oihted to tbne seyate \ed- esntia ii rcuitvatO iO, titg, ivigorating lfct Pjec 60c. 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