Farmers' Champion (Elgin, Okla.), Vol. 3, No. 39, Ed. 1, Thursday, July 10, 1913 Page: 3 of 8
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One of tho unadrertlsed reunions of
tho cclcbrntlpn oacured in Uio con
federato saqtlpn ot tho camp. A llfo
and drum ovyv of men In blua tr limp-
ed up and down tho streets of tho con
fodorato part of tho $$ of tents.
They stopped beforo Uo tents play-
ed such a fanfare as only drums and
llfes can ninkp summoned forth tho
occupants ami shook hands throw
their aims about the gray shoulders
and Iqn dozen other ways showed
their feelings of friendship
They kept It up for hours and vis-
ited practically every "nib" tent
Their reception wns as wurui us their
A rcmarkablu coincidence of the
camp vus tho meeting of two men of
exactly the same name coming from
towns of tho sumo nnmo but In differ-
ent states One fought on tlio union
side In the battle of Gettysburg and
tho othor with tho confederates.
These two men are John Cnrson of
Hurllngton N. J und John Carson of
Uuillngton N. C.
They met by tho merest chauoo.
Tho Jersey Corson wns walking along
one of the streets nnd saw u man In
gray. Just to bo friendly tho Jersey
man stopped him and gno him a
greeting. It wns not until they had
talked for several minutes that they
discovered their nnmes were Identical
A pltl(ul sight Indeed Is tills of a member of tho 0. A. It. who came un-
scathed through the three days' fighting of tho greatest battlo of tho Civil
war overcome by tho heat at tho reunion of Gettysburg survivors and being
led off tho Held to medical aid by a couplo of young guardsmen.
WITH BLUE AND GRAY AT GETTYSBURG
Ono bearded veteran of an Illinois
regiment told of nn Incident that hap-
pened DO years ago.
"Ab wb rode through Gettysburg
that last time" ho said "1 remember
a Utile girl stopped my horse and Raid
sho wanted to glvo mo n bounuot. I
got down and she pinned a ribbon a
llttlo purplu ribbon to my coat. 'Wear
I that In the next battle you go Into'
" 'We're not going to havo any moro
battles around here' I told her.
" 'Yes you are' she Insisted. 'Thoso
hills back thero aro full of rebels.'
" 'I wore that purple ribbon through
tho battlo. I never saw tho girl nfter-
ward but I've kept that ribbon nnd
it's back at homo In Illinois today."
Many were tho stories told and in-
numerable wero tho Incidents both
pathetic and humorous which marked
the great reunion of the Union and
Confederato veterans on tho Gettys-
burg battlefield. Commemorating the
fiftieth anniversary of the most stub-
bornly contested battlo of tho Chll
war fragments of tho hosts which
faced each other In that conflict gath-
ered to renew old acquaintances nnd
to recount the deeds of other days.
Here Is a story which was told by
A. T. Dice vlce-preBldeut of the Head-
Once upon a ttmo thcru wero n vet-
eran in gray and u veteran in blue.
They camo to Gettysburg and In tho
course of events and visits to hotels
they huppenod to meot. They looked
over the sights of Gettysburg and tho
monuments of tho Held. Uut they
found they must part.
The ono In bluo lhed In Oregon;
the one in gray In New Orleans. They
went weeping together to their sta
tlon and passed by train after train
deferring the parting that must come.
Just what they said Just how they
reached tho Until grand Idea of tho
meeting Mr. Dice did not know.
But however yesterdny they finally
decided that the time for parting had
come. Tho one from Oregon could
not figure how to reach homo via Now
i Orleans and his gray conn tide whllo
illlng to seo tho west didn't huvo
the money for a ticket.
They lined upon on tho plutfotm us
their trains stood watting and then
beforo tho crowd they slowly stripped
off their uniforms und exchunged
them thero whllo the curious flocked
to see thorn.
Tho Oregonlun who ramo pioudly to
town with a coat of blue went as
proudly away with ono of giay and
the veteran from Louisiana who boast-
ed the gray ot the Bouth sat with
swelling chest In his new uniform of
James H. Lansbcrry of St. I.oula
Mo. who onllsted In tho Third Indiana
cavalry from Madison Ind. recited to
his comrades tho details of his cni-
ture In tho town of Gettysburg by
Confederates CO years ngo. Following
tho skirmish just outside of town
which marked tho opening of what
was to bo a world-famed engagement
-bo had been detailed to assist In car-
' Tying a wounded officer to tho old
emlnary in Gettysburg. Whllo In
town frantic women flocked about him
and begged that ho tell of tho battlo.
He remained to tell tho story with tho
result that ho had to spend several
days in following tho Confederato
army as n prisoner. Aftor tramping
60 tnlloB over rough country without
shoes ho succeeded In escaping nnd
finally umdo his way back to Gettys-
burg whero ho remained till August
In assisting In tho caro ot tho wound-
ed which wero housed In tho somln-
nary churches barns and public build-
The camp Is full of unexpected
meetings. Every day brings forth nu-
merous meetings between men who
have not seen ono another for many
years. Many are commonplace but
somo are extraordinary. For In-
stance hero Is one:
I. D. Munseo of Erlo county Penn-
sylvania a soldier In tho tilth Penn-
sylvania was captured by the con-
federates at Peachtreo Creek Ga.
when he wns ono of Sherman's army
on tho celebrated mnrch to tho sea.
Ho was being conveyed to tho rear
by a confederato soldier when tho
union batteries opened flro upon tho
pnrty among whom ho was a pris-
oner. Tho mnn who wns guarding
Munseo wna hit and fell knocking
Munseo down und lying on top of
Seeing his chanco of escnpe Mun-
seo lay very still under tho uncon-
scious confedeiuli whllo the battlo
raged aiound them. That night ho
slipped from under tho body nnd es-
caped to tho union lines.
"I thought that fellow was dead"
said Munsee "but 1 saw him today.
Poor fellow his mind's bnd nnd ho
didn't recognlzo mo but I was suro of
him. I couldn't even got his name but
I'm goln over later to tho Georgia
camp and try to tind out who he Is."
Ono of the most Interesting places
In enrnp wns the lost and found bu-
reau located under tho benches In tho
big tent. Everything found on the
grounds was brought thero and thou-
sands applied evory day for mlsblng
Thero were at least 100 crutches
plied up In tho bureau dozen or bo ap-
plicants having called for them. Thoso
who como to redeem tholr lost
crutches seldom can recognlzo them
nnd most of them go away with some-
There was ono wooden leg also ly-
ing unclaimed. It was brought In by
n Uoy Scout who had found It under
Several sets of fnlso teeth 'taro
A grandson of Francis Scott Key
composer of "Tho Star-Spangled Hun-
ner" Is hero. Ho Is John Francis Key
aged elghty-two of Plkevllle Md and
ho is n veteran of tho Second Mary-
land Infantry of tho confederato army.
Wearing a suit of gray Key came
Into town weak and ulmost dropping.
Ho has been In falling health but de-
clared ho was "going to seo Gettys-
burg on this occasion or die."
Ono of tho oldest veterans in the
big enmp is Cnptuln W. If. Flelg of
Houston Texus who was ninety years
of nge on his last birthday February
23 During tho wnr ho served with
distinction In tho marlno department
of the confederato navy. Captain
Flelg la ono of the beBt preserved
men In camp and Is moro aotlvo than
many of tho other veterans a score of
ytart less advanced.
A striking contrast Is seen In tho
menu provided for tho Boldlors fifty
yonrB ugo and what they enjoyed this
1803 itreakfast Hardtack bacon
beans and coffee.
Dinner Bacon boano hurdtack and
Supper Beans hardtack bacon
1913 Breakfast Puffed rice fried
eggs fried bacon crenm potntocs
fresh bread hard bread butter and
Dinner FrlcnsEco chicken penB
corn Ico cream cake cigars fresh
bread hard bread butter coffee Iced
Supper Salmon salad macaroni
nnd cheeso fresh bread butter und
When tho house of representatives
recontly undertook to name a commit-
tee of Its membors to represent It ut
tho reunion of tho bluu nnd grny at
Gettysburg It woh found that not n
vetf.rnn of tho Civil war sat on tho Re-
publican Bldo of that body. Tho only
Union veterans In tho bouse three In
number nro nil Domocrats and six
vcternns of tho Confederate army also
alt on that Bldo. In th-j sennto how-
over there aro six Confedorato voter-
uns on the Democratic sldo nnd six
Union veterans on tho Hepubllcnn sldo.
As Indicating tho passngu of time It
today In congress moro veterans of
the Spanish-American wnr than of tho
Civil war. Nineteen members of tho
sonnte aio veterans of tho wnr with
Spain. Ono membor of tho house who
has not seon war service at all served
flvo yenrs In tho signal corps of tho
army ns a private and Delegnto
Quezon of tho Philippines was u staff
ofllccr under Agulnaldo during the
My heart beats faster tonight said
Gen. Dnnlel E Sickles Tho throng-
ing hordes who have motored and
wnlked nnd trolloyed to my camp to-
day havo swept their hats off and hail-
ed It as "Sickles Day."
And so I havo always regarded
It was on this day n half century
ngo that God gave mu strength to
servo my country and my maker bet-
ter than I over had been nblo to servo
It was upon this day In 'G3 that 1
lost my leg nnd did my little part by
tho mercy of God to preservo tho
July 2 18G3 broko hot and cleur.
JtiBt us In the early hours today a turn-
leu sun poured out of a sky but a
(trifle overclouded. I had retired
shortly after midnight tho provlous
evening and slept the quiet dreamless
sleep that Is generally attribute to
Last night I enjoyed Just tho sumo
kind of sleep. But that Is to bo ex-
pected of n young fellow who at nlno-ty-threo
Is still nblo to read without
his glusses eh?
Many men who came today to
shako my hnnd told me thoy were too
bUBy to do so E0 years ugo that their
whole hearts nnd minds were
wrapped up In tho conflict to come.
CAVALRY CAPTURED A FLEET
"Horse-Marines" Figured In Incident
of War for the Independence of
Thu Llunero of South America lives
on horseback; trades buys nnd sells
on horseback; and during thu wur
with Spain tho Llaueros con-
tributed much toward iichluWng thu
Independence ofGoth Venezuela und
Now (Irnmidn In "Up tho Orinoco
and Down the Mugdalonn" Mr II. J.
Mozudb tells of an occasion when It
wu" necessaiy for Bolivar's tinny to
cross thu Apure In order to engage
Morlllo. But Bollvnr had no boats
and thu Apuru at this point was wide
Tho Spanish 'ilotllln was guuidlug
tho liver at tho point opposite to tho
patriot forces. Bolivar was In despair
Turning to Pnoz ho said "I would
gIVo the world to hao tho Spanish
flotilla without It I can ucer cross
"It shall bo yours In an hour" re-
Selecting three hundred of his Llun
ero lancers all distinguished for
strength and biuvury hu said point-
ing tOtho gunboats "Wu must have
these llesliuras or die. Let those ful
low who please." At opce spun lug
his luorsu ho dashed Into tho river
and swam toward thu flotilla The
Llanuros followed him with tholr
lances In their hands now eucourug
lug their horses by Hwlmmlng besldu
them and patting their backs now
shouting to senro qway ttiu crocodiles
of wlik h thrio wero hundreds In thu
river. At last they reached tho other
side und Hprung from their horses'
backs on board thu boats headed by
their loader. To thu astonishment of
every ono who beheld It they actually
captured thu entire flotilla Youth's
"Why does tho average legislature
Bcom to bo opposed to women vot-
ers?" "Becnuso It likes to do all the talk-
"So your little boy Is In tho hos-
pltnl?" "Yes; the doctor said he would
have to have his asteroids taken out."
Thu man who thinks twtco before
hu speaks realizes that It Is better to
lcuo a thing unsaid than to try to
lo I'rrtrut llloixl I'altntilnc
npply Ht onc lliu wumlerlul old reliable OR.
I'OUTKIfH ANTIWI3PTIC HEAL1NO OIL a
aurRltnl UrciilMK that rollrvca pain anil litala
at Ilia imi tlmv. Sic COc 11.00.
Matching Her Style.
"That giddy young matron across
the street has bought herself an elec-
"Of course It Is a runabout" "
"Whero aro our master's sputa?"
"You'll gln'rully llud 'em whero tho
missus Is sir."
Appearances aro sometlmea decep-
tive. Even tho girl with n rose-
bud mouth may glvo you a withering
Don't allow a weak
stomach lazy liver and
clogged bowels to put
you ' 'in bad. " Always be
game and help nature
overcome such trouble by
It strengthens the entire
"inner man" and drives
out all Stomach Liver
and Bowel Ailments.
Make the start today.
Mra.Wlnalow'n Hootlilng Hyrup for Children
teething anflvna the gunis reducra Intlan'tna-
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What muu seokn In lovo Is women;
what woman seeks In man Is love.
Water In bluing It adulteration. Glass and
wator makes 11iuM blua eottlr. Bur lied
Crusi fill 1)1 uo. Adr.
A birth Is announced In Holland by
a silk pincushion on tho doorknpb
red for a boy and whlto for a girl.
LKWIS' Single Hinder itles the smoker
rich mellow taatine So clear. Adv.
tliwiUte the torpid liver itmtttMa to
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