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Entrance to Metairie Cemetery, New Orleans.
Our Citv and People in Readiness to
Receive and do Honor to the Remains
of the Great Chieftain of the Southern
Confederacy—Buildings Draped In
Mourning—Business to be suspended
and the Bells of the City to bn Tolled.
Raleigh and North Carolina will
tsday receive and do honor to the
ashes of Jefferson Davis, whose
memory is today in the minds of a
loyal and affectionate people from
one end to the other of our loved
South-land. Other cities from the
State at large unite with us in pay
ing tribute to his memory, and to
gether at the Capital of the Old
North State our commonwealth will
today receive his coffined remains,
and with a great outpouring of the
people pay impressive and solemn
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Where the Body Lies in Metairie Cemetery
homage to him and heap tender and
loving floral tributes of affection
and reverence upon his casket.
The funeral train, bearing all that
remains upon earth of the great
chieftain of the Southern Confed
eracy, is moving toward us in its
long sweep from New Orleans to
Richmond, bearing his body to its
place of final sepulture at the Con
federate Capital, and a few hours
after these lines are read the fu
neral cortege will be within our city.
General Longstreet.
The journey from New Orleans
northward has been one series of
impressive demonstrations in honor
of the dead, a fitting, final tribute in
this long journey across the States
of the Confederacy, and Raleigh
and North Carolina will today show
that their loyalty to the memory of
Jefferson Davis and their requiems
to do reverence to his ashes are co
The White House of the Confederacy.
equal with those of the other cities
and States through which the funeral
train has passed.
The parade when the funeral car
is escorted from the station to lie in
the Capitol rotunda will be a fitting
and impressive demonstration. The
Capitol rotunda was yesterday beau
tifully draped by the Ladies’ Me
morial Association. A large cata
falque, with steps leading to,its apex,
has been constructed in the rotunda
just under the great dome of the
Capitol and upon this the casket will
rest It will be covered with black
and beautifully bedecked with flow
ers, while the granite walls around
have been hid from view by the
sombre drapings and hangings. The
decoration of the exterior of the
building was prevented yesterday
by the rain which continued through
out almost the entire day, as was
also the decoration of the buildings
along the line of march, but they
will be appropriately draped this
morning Bhould the weather per
The floral decorations within the
Capitol building to-day will be most
beautiful and profuse, and a mag
nificent design has been prepared
as North Carolina’s offering, to be
placed on the casket and to be sent
on to Richmond with the remains.
Yesterday afternoon Gen. R. F.
Hoke, Capt 8. A. Ashe, Capt. M.
W. Page, Mr. G. M. Allen, Dr. W.
R. Capehart, of Avoca, and others
composing the escort of honor, left
via the Richmond and Danville for
Greensboro whero they will meet
the funeral train. Other members
of the escort joined the funeral
train at various points after its en
trance into the borders of the State
and will accompany the remains to
this city.
Representatives of the Ladies’
Memorial Association of Wilming
ton reached the city yesterday and
will be present at the exercises.
They are Mrs. Hettie James. Presi
dent of the Ladies’ Memorial Asso
ciation of Wilmington; Miss Mary
Fairfax Davis, daughter of Mr.
George Davis and President of the
Junior Memorial Association of
Wilmington, and Mrs. Kate De Ro
sett Mesres of Wilmington.
The Chief Marshall has perfected
arrangements for telegraphic com
munication with parties on the
funeral train, to speedily obtain in
formation necessary to complete
some of the details here this morn
ing. But they will not interfere
with the general programme as
here tofore published.
Business houses will be closed
from 10:45 until the the ceremonies
are coneluded.
Bells will be tolled as the proces
sion moves to the Capitol.
Ladies will assemble at Capitol
(Square at 10:45 this morning, at
tired in either white or black; and
when the funeral car enters Fay
etteville street, they will be assigned
a position near the Capitol grounds
and return with the procession—
entering the square at the south
No vehicles will be allowed on
the line of march from 10:45 to the
time the column passes. Manager
Huff will give necessary orders in
reference to street cars.
The procession will be on foot
But carriages will be provided for
the visiting escorts from the South.
The Marshals’ headquarters will
be at the corner of Fayetteville and
Martin streets until 10 o’clock this
His Excellency Gov. Carr will ac
company the Jefferson Davis fun
eral train from this city to Rich
mond today.
Gov. Carr extended an invitation
to Miss Davis and the ladies accorn
nying her to stop at the Executive
Mansion during the time the funeral
train remains here. But she pre
ferred, under the circumstances, to
be at a hotel.
The Departure From New Orleans
Great Demonstrations at Montgom
ery and Atlanta and Crowds Gath
ered Everywhere to View the Passing
Funeral Car—l he Cortege Nearing
By Southern Associated Press
Mobile, Ala., May 29, 1 a. m iVAa
the Jeff Davis funeral train pulled
out of New Orleans last evening,
crowds appeared at every street cor
ner on both sides of the track, until
the corporate limits were passed.
As soon as the cortege reached the
open country and got under speed,
the military part of the escort laid
aside their arms and uniform ex
cept that the veterans kept on their
gray coats ready to take turns in
standing guard over the casket
At every station crowds assembled;
Miss Winnie Davis.
gray headed old soldiers and ladies
and children, with flowers being the
prominent features.
At Beauvoir, Mr. Davis’old home,
the track and station platform had
beed carpeted with the most beauti
ful and fragrant snow white rhodo
dendrons. The little children of
Beauvoir thus paid their tribute to
the momory of one whose declining
years had been passed at that place.
It had been expected that the escort
would have time to visit the Davis
residence, but the stay was too
short for this purpose Gen. and
Mrs. Joseph R. Davis boarded the
train and gazed upon the beautiful
decorations which surrounded the
catafalque. They were accompa
nied by their little girl. Several
large floral tributes ware at Beau
voir laid upon the bier. One was a
wreath of cypress, which Mrs. S. T.
Green, nee Morgan, of Mississippi
had brought all sch.-s from hor
Mrs- Jefferson Dav^
present home in Calusia, California
With the exception of one wreath of
white fimmortelles with “C. G. A.”
and Augusta, Ga. on it in red flow
ers, the memorial tribute of the
old Confederate soldiers of that
city, there were no floral tokens on
the casket outside of those of the
Louisana veterans and ladies of
New Orleans till Beauvoir was
reached. But if tha other points
contribute as well in that respect it
will take one car for tha flowers.
The rich uniform of the Governor
of Louisiana was heavily laced in
gold, every officer being in full
dress. The gray uniforms of the
men of the united Confederate vet
erans, badges and buttons of the
other veterans most of thsm worn
with rad and white ribbon and the
familiar gray slouch hat make the
cars present a striking appearance.
The grave and dignified appearance
of the veteran eseort is particu’arly
notable. The generals, colonels and
privates have the air of performing
the sacred duty and each bears
equally his turn in standing guard.
It was a rather curious thing to see
an ex-Confederate Major General
with paper and pencil telling off his
guard and a tall soldierly looking
gray mustached Colonel composedly
receiving notice to act as a private
soldier. At Scranton, Miss, Major
General Whiting and staff had
their car attached to the train, and
the special btaring Gov. Jones and
staff joined the Davis train. The
run over from New Orleans was a
quick but very dusty one but all
were pleased with the way the train
was handled by superintendent
Marshall, who was on board person
ally superintending its movement.
At Mobile the Semme’s camp of
Confederate Veterans was drawn up
two hundred strong on a platform
with a camp flag floating in the
breeze while the battery of the Al
abama State artillery fired a salute
of twenty guns. There was a great
crowd there to welcome the train,
and fully one thousand people took
what view they could of the casket.
No one was allowed to enter the
car as it was manifestly impossible
Where the Body will Lie—The Jeff Davis Circle in the Foreground, thtM onro
Tomb in the Background, with the Joe Davis Mound Between.
that all could be admitted. The
train pulled out for Montgomery at
1:20, a. m.
Montgomery, Ala, May 29.- -
Greenville, Ala, was the first sta
tion reached this morning after day
break and here despite the early
hour (6 am., quite a concourse as
sembled and gazed with the usual
intense interest everywhere mani
fested at the funeral car. By this
time the massive oak casket was al
most undiscernible under the masß
of flowers heaped upon it and sur
rounding it and of every variety of
design from the most elaborate and
costly to the simple bouquet. One
bunch of few wild flowers has a
card attached with the inscription
in a woman’s hand, “A faithful sub
ject of our Southern chieftain ”
At Montgomery carriages con
taining the officers of the Ladies
Memorial Association came first in
view, then Governor Jones, of Ala.,
accompanied by his staff, appeared.
Simultaneously two infantry col
umns marched down alongside the
train halted and presented arms
Two batteries opened fire. Rain
begun to fall, but Gov. Jones an
nounced that the procession would
move from the train to the Capitol,
at 8:30 a. m., and a few minutes be
fore that time the storm passed over
and the sun came out
Promptly at 8:30 the first minute
gun boomed out and the procession
started. Every window, balcony
and sidewalk along the route were
thronged. The Capitol was decora
ted outside with bayonet plants and
magnolias and inside with profu
sion of flowers. The minute guns
at the depot flred till the head of
the procession turned into Broad
Avenue leading to the Capitol and
then the battery in front of this
building opened and kept firing un
til the procession had reached the
front portico. The flags over the
Capitol and on the other public
buildings were at half mast Ap
proaches to the building were lined
with infantry who rigidly kept every
one outside the lines, unless speci
ally admitted by the offioer of the
guard. The procession approached
in the following order: Mounted
police; Governor of Alabama and
staff, and the advance guard of Vet
erans; Jhen followed the coffin on a
caisson with a lofty canopy of pur
ple over it. Six powerful black
horses in regular artillery harness
with brass mounted saddles drew
the caisson. The horses were cov
ered with drapings of purple
sweeping the ground and a canon
eer in uniform of blue and soarlet
facings and wearing an artillery
sabre was at the head of each
Each pair of horses had a driver
similiarly uniformed and armed.
By the caission walked the pall
bearers, twenty-five or thirty of the
most eminent citizens of Alabama,
from all parts of the State wearing
a purple satin rosette. By the side
of the coffin a strong body of Con
federate Veterans marched in fours;
then followed the Louisana Veter
ans, the special escort from New Or
leans to Richmond. Behind these
came a long lint of infantry, a body
of artillery men, a squadron of cav
alry and fifty cadets. Alabama
Veterans formed in two lines at the
Capitol entrance and three maimed
Confederate officers, two with bat
tle flags, one tha 64th Alabama the
other the 32nd Georgia, faced the
coffin as it was borne up the steps,
then they advanced and laid the
worn and tattered flags on the cas
ket The Louisana Veterans fol
lowed, then those from Alabama
and the other States. The band
played a funeral march, and the
veterans with measured swinging
tread keeping their ranks in fours,
and maintaining perfect step fol
lowed the body inside the hall from
the main entrance. No one was al
lowed inside but the line of infan
try, which stood at present arms,
except ladies and girls who formed
two dense ranks between which the
cortege entered. The Supreme
Court room where the coffia lay in
state was very tastefully decorated.
Over the right hand exit was
“Monterey” in golden letters on
purple ground, and “Buena Vista”
over the left hand door. Over the
judicial bench was a huge stars and
bars flag, an old garrison flag, a
portrait of Mr. Davis under the
flag, and over it in letters of ever
green “He suffered for us.”
There was a terrific rush
[continued on second pagb]
Volleys and Salutes Fired at Stations as
Iho Funeral Train Sweeps By— l'ne
Train Rolls Into Atlanta On Time.
By Southern Associated Press
Atlanta, Ga.. May 29 —Governor
Jones and staff accompanied the
Davis funeral cortege from Mont
gomery, Ala, to the State line. As
the train drew out the infantry Ba
luted and the cannon flred. The ar
tillery service throughout at Mont
gomery was excellent A few miles
out tbo wayside tributes began.
The first was quaint enough. A col
ored woman rushed out of her cabin
with a child at each side and franti
cally waved her handkerchief while
the young ones cheered shrilly.
At Chehaw there was a slight stop.
Tl. i Bm. i OajiM —te. It.
Lie in State.
Every head was uncovered and the
ladies pleaded so piteously for leave
to enter the funeral car that the
guards relented and allowed them
to pass through. A few miles
farther about one hundred men
were drawn up in line with shot
guns and rifles, and the moment
the funeral car passed them a rat
tling file fire cracked down the
line. It was a small station, evi
dently these men had rendevoused
there by agreement to give a
salute. At Opelika full fifteen
hundred people were at the station.
The ladies had quantities of floral
emblems, and the veterans were
drawn up in lin9 with heads
bared and colors saluting. The
people clustered in a dense mass
The Confederate Monument, Hollywood
about the funeral oar. A heart of
roses and floral shields from the
ladies and from Confederate veter
ans of Lee county, Ala., were put
on board. At West Point the crowd
was denser, if possible, than at Ope
lika. The children had the day
here. Every boy and girl bad a
magnolia or oape jessamine, which
they passed up to the veterans. The
ladies handed up more elaborate
offerings. Those on the outer cir
cles of the crowd passed them over
to those in front. At LaGrange
cannon boomed as the train whissed
by. The looal cavalry mounted, and
with aabres at salute, were drawn up a
little distance from the side of the
track. The solid wall of ladies and
children lined the road for about
250 yards.
At Newnan the local infantry
fired volley after volley as the train
•wept by. Here also was a gen
eral outpouring of the people.
At West Point Governor Northen,
of Georgia, and his staff, boarded
the tr&iu, and thence a high speed
was kept up till reaching Atlanta,
the funeral train rolling into Union
depot shortly after 4:30 o’clock.
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Twenty-One Young Lady Graduates
Read their Essays.
Winston, N. C. May 29.—“ Seniors
first evening” was the title of the
commencement exercises of the
Salem Female college tonight
Twenty one members of the class
read admirably prepared essays be
fore the large audience. The pro •
gramme was carried out as follows:
“Another spell than beauty’s,” Miss
C. Palmer of Virginia; “Misunder
stood,” Miss A. Carrier of Asheville;
“Truth,” Miss L Allen of Winston;
“Man a pendulum betwix a smile
and a tear,” Miss M. Conrad of
Salem; “Grumblers,” Miss M Mc-
Cauley of Chapel Hill; “Piano
Duet, Grand Valse Brilliante,”
Misses A. Mimoekß and Julia
Jones; “A tempest in a tea cup,”
Mies N. Taylor of Danville, Va.;
“Trifles reveal character,” Miss F.
Barrow of Winston; “Impressions,”
Miss B. Sims, of Spartanburg, S. C ;
“Smile and be Glad,” Miss F.
Creight, of Winnsboro, S. C ; ‘Re
wards of Industry,” by Miss C. An
derson, of Cedar Grove, N. C.; Vo
cal trio, the “Water Lily,” by Misses
E. Hege, M. Scales, and H. Shields;
“Character,” Miss E Guilick, of Co
lumbia, S C.; “Flattery,” Miss L.
Wellborn, of Wilkesboro, N. C;
“Which gives tbo greatest pleasure
books or friends,” by Miss N. Me-
Gekee, of Madison, N C ; “Every
why must have its because,” by
Miss B. Kirk, of Winston, N. C.; “Si
lent Influence” by Miss C. Neely,
of Yorkville, S. C.; “The gift of
tongues,” by Miss C. Greer, Rocky,
Mount, Va ; Piano Duet, Marionette
overture, Missc-s S. Reynolds, and
A Davis; “The Power of Determin
ation,” Miss Ambar, Huntsville N. C
“Every Cloud Has a Silver Lining;”
Miss M. B. Williams, of New Berne,
N C.; Gardens of Pleasure,” Mies
11. Read, of Texas; “Old Things
Have Passed Away,” Miss M. Coop
er, of Statesville, N. C.; “Follies of
the Day,” Miss M. Johns, of Auburn,
N. C ; Vocal Solo, “The Spring
Revel,” Miss H. Cross.
The Baccalaureate sermon before
the graduating class yesterday de
livered by Rev. A. D. McClure, D.
D, of Wilmington, was able, ornate
and replete with practical gospel
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