National Affairs: On S Street

On Armistice Day, following his official speech of the night before, President Wilson received homage from a group of 5,000 pilgrims who gathered at his home on S Street. The ceremony was brief, lasting only eleven minutes. Mr. Wilson emerged from the door of his house followed by Mrs. Wilson and Ellen McAdoo, his granddaughter. A band played Over There.

Senator Carter Glass of Virginia spoke for some five minutes, expressing the " salutations of friends and fellow-citizens."

Through this speech Mr. Wilson stood alone, head bowed. At its conclusion he was visibly moved....

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