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Thousands of Veterans Camp Still Crowded 51 North and South At Gettysburg Greet Each Other With Much Warmth r (Editorial Correspondence) N the Battlefield. GettvsburK. Pa., I ) sentment may have remained in South after fifty years of peace lieht of fraternltv and Kood - feeline brotherhood of sunivora of the famous Distinguished 'soldiers, governors of widely - separated commonweaiins, members of. the United States. Senate and House of Representatives, men erominent in the official life of the nation, patriotic wemen from, all parts of our common country, and the survivors of other famous battlefields are here uniting in the greatest peace conference ever staged on eartn. i nave never seen such comraderie and sincerity of feeling shown among - men as has been displayed here during the past Continued TO FLY FROM HEAT'S Officials in Charge Rather Glad to Have Some; Thinning Out . , By Associated Press Gettg7?a., July 2. - The tide otijuJrr n tufted - back., from Gettys - yurysaay nd the armies of the - Blue and Gray, began to melt under the compelling influence of a torrid sun and the discomforts of camp life. General Hunter Liggett, U. S. A., ; in command of the camp, estimated today that more . than 6,000 veterans have gone, and expressed the opinion that 1,000 might depart before midnight. . ' : Most of them have looked over the battlefield,; shaken hands with comrades they knew in other regiments, got another glimpse of their friend, the "Rebs" and .left for home. The regular army men were not sorry to see the thousands go for the camp was crowded beyond capacity and hundreds of old men were being quartered in tents that, were made for circuses but not for sleeping purposes. Scores slept on the ground and although the cooks made strenuous efforts the men's tables did not groan with food. Mercury is Climbing ' There were no other reason for the army rejoicing to - day for all indications pointed to another unusually hot day. The sun'wasn't over the hills an hour , until the mercury was around Continued on Page 4. VETERANS OEGIili EFFECT AT BIG CAMP 1 4 United July. 2. Whatever of rancor or re - the hearts of the men of the North and has aDsoiuteiy aisappearea in mo which haa cemented - for all time tne conflict of Oettysburg.X ' ... . ; y - - two days. It is not uncommon to on Page 8. BIG TENT RESOUNDS Cab Drivers Raise Prices and Veterans Have to Trudge About the Hot Sun in By Martin M. Keet On Gettysburg Battlefield, July 2.r While thousands of . the Blue ' and Gray fighters, of fifty years' ago will remain under canvas until the end of the week, at least until Friday, to see President .Wilson, many started for their homes to - day. This is Military 'Day '.and another big program was observed in the "Big Top," the features of which were the verbal, hand, clasps of Major General John R.. Brooke, Pennsylvania, and Sergeant John C. Scarborough, North Carolina representing the fighting forces of . North . and South, respectively. ' As yesterday, the great canvas resounded repeatedly with Yankee cheers and rehel yells. . . All the bars in Gettysburg closed at 1,0.30 o'clock in the evening, for the same reason that no intoxicating liquors are allowed in the camp limits. Federal Secret Service men are in Gettysburg running down the "handlers of bogus $ 5 and $10 bills.. Gettysburg cab drivers have boosted their prices to $1 and $1.60 per fare to the battlefield and the roads are full of old soldiers trudging to camp under the hot sun. . While Harrisburg's grizzled fighters, of Pests 58, 116 and 520, are generally celebrating just as enthusiastically as Continued on Page 7. W CHEERS AND YELLS the from and had the who less, the in up was died

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  1. Harrisburg Telegraph,
  2. 02 Jul 1913, Wed,
  3. Page 1

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