, in speaking to the resolutions, said that General Johnston
was the grandest man he had ever known in respect of personal friendly relations.
He was, however, so essentially a soldier that he was not in touch with the people and was not esteemed as other men were.
The speaker believed that if he could communicate with the old hero he would thank him for putting before the people the life of the soldier.
Public sentiment, continued Major Stiles
, does not do justice to the soldier.
The whole force of modern society is given to the accumulation of wealth.
The soldier never accumulates.
It was contended that the time of the soldier had passed.
This is not true.
All civilization is born of the blood of the soldier and founded on the bullet and the sword.
The Christian civilization is iron-bound and will be until the millennium.
The contrary idea was a false representation of the Christian
The speaker showed how Sir Philip Sidney
, Chinese Gordon
, and others were not anomalies, but the development of the soldier-life, and drew a striking picture of General Johnston
—the soldierly type.