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THE WILMINGTON MESSENGER, FRIDAY, MAY 15, 19u&.
Beautiful and Loyal Me
morial Service at Oak
A FINE SERMON
"Was Delivered ly Dr. Blaekvell and
Was Heard hy Hundreds Military
and othor Organizations were
1'reseiit It Wan a Solemn But
Nothing mrirr;'I the nbfervance of
Memorial Day in Wilmington Sunday.
Tic wa.ther, which it was feared would
b- inclement, was m: ideal and the
programme of exercises was carried
out !-rf-ctly. The attendance was ex
edir.gly larg- and the street cars
weit: tax.-d to their utmost, just before
a::d after th- celebration.
T;iv He, as always, was Oakdale
L-.-ir. t ry and there th different organic-air.
r:s which took a part in the
snort p.rad. assembled and at 4:30
" ick firm-d in procession and
mar-hed from th- Idg- t the Con fed -
r;io- lot. where, uii'l-'-r th- shadow of
the handsome bronze statue of the hero
who v. ore the rmy, which has stood
a i.t sentry of low and memory
tii--'- many jv.-ars, the beautiful and
ii:rp:-ssive r mony was presented in
f its sacr-dr.ess and grandeur.
Thf j.roc j-yi'-n from th cemetery
!od to the l it was headed by the Wil
mington Light Infantry and Naval Re
serves and .'iijvrj in slow and silent
time to the nmtlled beat of the drum,
whilt the cemetery b.dl tolled out in
boi-nm tones When the lot was reach
ed the two military organizations
halted and opened r inks, through which
there passed the f::st thinning corps of
the southland's irr.; aortal host the Con
federate Veterans the Daughters of the
Confederacy, th- Sons of Veterans and
the. orator and ais escort.
The service ;ened with a fervent and
heart-appeal! r prayer "by Rev. Rich
ard W. Ho , ae, rector of St. James'
episcopal c: arch, followed by the sing
ing of the dutiful hymn "There Is a
Blessed II- :ne." The chief marshal.
Mr. J. 1" .1 Boatwright. under whose
direction ;he ceremony was observed,
introdiu I the orator and in doing so
7 iaid h; i a strong tribute, concluding
by say ag that it gave him unbounded
pleas i:.e to introduce the distinguished
schol:;. and Christian gentleman Rev.
Calvin S. RIackwell. D. D.
Dr. RIackwell delivered one of the
most eloquent and logical addresses ever
heard. It was really .t memorial ser
mon and was a literary gem of the
purest kind. After scriptural reading
from the first chapter of Job h &aid:
"Ladies and Gentlemen: Tho. world's
history develops in concentric crcles.
Much of the Bible is history in parable.
The book and life of Job is an epitome
of Fomething much like the history and
expriem. of the outh its pastoral
and patr. rchieal peace, prosperity, in
.! I-n. -.-agedy. ruii. devastation, re
sus -itatie . and final triumphant pros
rarity. Job. with generous heart, high sexis
of honor, immense rot sessions of lands,
flocks .ind servants, suggests the old
south. He and his lived close to the
heart of nature, f ir fr m the rush and
roar of the madding throng. Nat lire
contributed much to mould the spirit
and manner of the southern home. The
subtle witchery of woods and water
wove into the fabric of southern life,
a soft but strong texture. There is
something in the whir or wheel of u
mechanical environment, that thrusts
iiarhru-ss into the spi?it and even
voice of a people, which was unknown
to the old south. The murmur of
waves and moan of pines taught the
southern babe of cabin and mansion
to jisp its first words in the liquid ac--e!Hs.
The friendly bay cf dogs; the
low of kino: the glee of servants; the
sport of children: the song of birds;
the breath of dowers: made the scene
patriarehial and pastoral as in the
tirst chapter of Job. The older south
was at first energetic and strenuous,
felling forests, fighting savages, bridg
ing stream, ditching swami-s. Rut
with the Invention of the cotton g!n-
the purchase of the Florida ana Louis;
n territory, the cor-quest of Mexico
with the addition of the domain of
Texas, the south became satisfied with
her priceless empire of unparailed
pre.iuv tiveness. That hour the old
south leased to progress. She was
content to live is ease and opulence.
Tins inark-d the end of her first glori
O' a ar.d the beginning of her
re cam-: a time in Job's life and
wh---n it ceased to be progres
r. ep...-h of satisfied aim and am-
ieids were ample: his
iOCiCS --'Ver-: a irl 7-i:tV- hia
servants w.-re numerous; his children
happy and provivied with opulence: his
heart was cur.p-r.t. being in favor with
God and ? n" J men. Job was uncon
cerned as to ihe problem? of the world,
lie was s-df-satisfied and self-centred,
lie asked only to he lot alone to enjoy
himself. lie had enough within him
self. It was but natural that a hush
of arrested progress should come Into
his life. But stagnation has its dan
gers. Satan always seeks his victims!
among the idle and satisfied. It was
at this period that Satan looked upon
Job and envied him and sought to
"In the old south from '40 to '60 a
period of unparalleled prosperity pre
vailed. The ripest and richest culture
was attained. Ne Pius Ultra was writ
ten large over every gateway of the
souih. The great world outside had
burning questions upon, but the south
said: I have none only let me alone.
Like Job I am satisfied and self-centred
and only ask to be let alone to
enjoy what I have." Thus the old
south strove to shut her eyes, her
ears and nor gates against the great
throbbing world of thought and ac
tivity that beat against her shures as
distinctly as throbbed the gulf current
around her headlands. By her self
satisfaction she put herself athwart
th- stream of lime and the world's
events. The great stream of time at
that epoch had three distinct currents,
liberalism, nationalism, industrialism,
Against all of these the . self-satisfaction
that had arrested progress in the
south was opposed. Dr. S. C. Mitchell
than whom no acuter thinker has spok
en, characterized the situation in these
" The liberal tendency of that age
was both the strongest and the most
easily descernable. The French Revo
lution, which ushered In the nineteenth
century, was a frenzy for freedom.
Before the rush of its emancipating
spirit there went down in irretrievable
ruin the absolutist governments which
had held in bondage the continent of
Europe. Stein's memorable edict of
the 5th of October, 1807, abolishing serf
uoin in i-russia, is not so mucn an
achievement of Individual genius as th
most vivid expression of the differ-
eiic-s oeiween me oia ana tne new
Europe. Other counties followed per
force, even Russia freeing her serfs in
1SC4. The odius distinctions of feud
alism. with the absolete privileges of
the aristocrat, were one after another
swept away; .-.quality of all before
the law was established; liberal con
stitutions were wrested from despots:
t... . i . . .
i"'- iie wan ui:::iuzzieu; la DOT Was
unshackled: in a word, every man was
given a chance. It is pleasing to re
can mat ii was our fathers of 177S
who intoned the dominant note of that
great century. Jefferson's Declaration
of Independence is the prelude to the
French Revolution and its far-reach
ing liberal influences.
'The national tendency in the nine
teenth century was nardly less strong
than the liberal. The two tendencies,
the liberal and the national, though
separate, were found usually working
in unison. Nationality is to a race
what personality is to a man. The de
sire of each race to set up housekeep
ing for itself, to live under its own vine
and fig tree, to feel the full force of
kinship in its unifying effect, to attain
to complete racial individuality this
intense and spontaneous yearning for
nationality was to transform the map
of Europe in the nineteenth c?nturj:.
We can note only the results. Heroic
Greece led off in lS2t; Belgium succeed
ed in 1S20, Holland being individualized
at the same time; Italy and Germany
made good their nationality in 1870; and
eight years thereafter Roumania. Ser
via and Montenegro reached the same
goal. Poland. Ireland and Hungary,
despite heroic struggles to form na
tions, have failed while at this hour
the Rulgars in the Balkan peninsula
are in arms against the Turk in order
to win the prize of nationality for thej-n-selves.
Who can doubt that they wall
attain it. the Berlin treaty of Beacons
field to the contrary, notwithstanding?
The stars in thfir course fight for pro
gress. Nationality has shown itcelf nn
electric and restless force.
'The industrial tendency of the nine
teenth century was also marked. In
ventions kept pace with liberty and na
tionality. On the 5th of January, 17GD,
James Watt announced his patent for
a method of lessening the consumption,
of steam and fuel in fire engines. That
!s regarded as the birthday of Eng
land's manufacturing supremacy, as
well as marking the transition in all
progressive states from the exclusively
agricultural to the industrial status.
That same year Arkwright's 'frame'
superseded the spinning-jenny, which
had lcen invented by Hargreavcs onlj
two years before. In l.o7, a clergyman
of Kent. Cartwright, produced the pow
er loom- Six years later a Connecticut
school teacher, living in Georgia, In
vented the cotton gin. What changes
followed may be faintly suggest i by
recalling the fact that in 17S4 an Amer
ican ship landed eight bales o" cotton
In Liverpool, and the custom house of
ficers seized them, on the ground that
cotton was not a product of the United
States. Coal, steam, steel, electricity
these made a new earth, giving magic
wealth and power to nations in the
van, such as England. Germany and
France. Society became dominantlv
"Circumstances cruel circumstances
that bring tears at the thought hail
shut the south out of a share in these
three mighty influences of that cen
tury. Destiny seemed to have arrayed
her against them, in spite of the fact
that in the closing quarter of the
eighteenth century Virginia's own. sons
were pioneers in the advocacy of liberal
and national measures. Such Is the
pathos and irony of 'the civil tragedy
Madison, as the frither of the constitu
tion: Washington, putting his strong
stamp upon the federal executive:
Marshall giving force to the federal
judiciary: and Jefferson drafting the
ordinance cf 17S7. excluding slavery
M a . . . . . m
imm tne northwest territory tnese
rnn and measures appeared prophetic
of a destiny for the south the reverse
of what ensued. The shift in the scene
wa?. made by Eli Whitney in his inven
tion, in 170?,. of the cotton qin. which
rendered slavt-yy profitable in the rais
ing of cotton, a product so well suited
to the climate and soil of the south.
As a result, the south found itrelf at
variance with the rapid changes which
had swept over the world during the
first half of the nineteenth century.
"The south was led by th:s train of
(1) To hold on to slavery in opposi
tion to; the liberal tendency of the age.
( To Insist upon state's rights in
opposition to nationality.
To content herself with agricul
ture alone instead of embracing the
"It was an instance of arrested de
velopment. The facts do nt permit
us to escape this conclusion notwith
standing there was so much of nobility,
chivalry and beautiful life in the old
south to love and admire. It was those
historical forces the liberal, natca&l
and industrial that won at Appomat
tox over the south, in spite of the gen
ius of Lee, the heroism of her sons and
the sacrifices of her daughters. For
instance it was slavery beyond a doubt
that held back from-us the aid of Eng
land and France, who would otherwise
sprung to our relief.
"Argument, reason, the philosophy of
history were all futile to change the
attitude of the south. For 30 years
from 1S30 to 1S60, fourteen Intellectual
giants wrangled in the forum of de-
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bate, In the arena of controversy and
In the open courts of public opinion.
Seven of these were of the south and
seven of the north: Daniel Webster,
Horace Greeley, Abraham Lincoln,
Stephen A. Douglass, Charles Sumner,
Wendell Phillips and Henry Ward
Beecher. Facing these from the south
were Jno. C. Calhoun, Henry Clay,
Jefferson Davis, Alex H. Stephens,
Wm. Yancey, Robert Toombs and par
son Brownlow. So far as argument
went, destruction came immediately
thereafter. The Hoods broke loose, the
old barriers of arrested progress and
self satisfaction of the old south were
swept away; war was declared. Satan
was at liberty to smite Job with every
element theoretically, the southern
champions had the better of it as; every
impartial reader of those splendid de
bates will admit. Just after the war
of words with Eliphaz, Bildad. Zaphan,
and Elihu. Job was justified, in his
integrity. He was theoretically right,
the intellectual victor. But as a matter
of fact, of destructiveness 'only to
spare his life.'
"It was in the uite April morning of
42 years ago that 'the oxen were
plowing and the asses were feeding be
side them when the Sabeans fell upon
and took them away, and not even a
servant left to tell thee.' So the prop
erty of the south was swept away with
the reel rush of war.
' Then fire fell and burned up the
sheep and the servants.' Emancipation
took away the servants and freed the
" Then the Chaldeans in three bands
fell upon the camels and carried them
away and smote with the edge of the
sword.' Sherman through Georgia,
Sheridan in the Valley, and Grant in
Virginia made a desert in the south.
" A great Avind from the wilderness
smote the four corners of the house
and it fell among the young men and
they are dead.' From the four cor
ners of the rorld came the foreigner
into the Federal army and the young
men of the south were slain. This
would seem enough, but not so. the
worst was still to come. 'So Satan
smote Job with sore boils from the
sole of his foot to his crown.' The
days of reconstruction came in a way
worse than war. The whole body, civic,
social and economic, broke out from
head to sole. The tempter came and
said: 'Despair utterly, let anarchy
reign and chaos come; curse God and
die.' The wife of Job does not repre
sent the womanhood of the south, but
only the tempter in another guise.
The womanhood of the south finds its
type in the spirit of the ever present
God who talked to Job 'out of the
whirlwind.' and consoled and strength
ened his heart by pointing to the one
bright star of religious hope that
shone in the black night of temporal
"From chapter CS t 41. Job was born
again and in the new birth he adjusted
himself to the 'larger visions of God's
ways with men.' So in the years from
'65 to "75 the south saw the hand of
God and heard His voice through the
blackness and thunders of the storm,
and started to turn the 'larger vision
'To accomplish this completely the
programme of the south must be:
(1.) "To liberalize in thought.
(2.) "To nationalize in politics.
(3.) "To industrialize in production.
(4.) "To spiritualize in religion.
"Already this holy quartette of forces,
is transforming the southland. Todav
the south is most hosoitable to Ihe best j
thought of the age. An educational re
vival is in the air. That her education
al scheme is not narrow or selfish is
proved by the fact that the white race!
of the south has taxed itself $150,000,000
since me war lor the education of the
black race and that too at a time when
every black voter was the political foe
oi tne wmte man's best interest. The
national spirit of the south is tokened
and written in the red blood of Worth
Bagley and his southern brothers, who
were nrst to die that our flag might
noat over Spanish-America. Our in
dustrial purpose and power is felt al
readj- in the markets of the world.
"We are told by the school of com
mercialism that we should not treasure
the tragic past that we should cease
to wander away in the graveyard of
yesterday and 'cut ourselves among the
tombs,". no more. Whoever is without
pride in our glorious past is unfit to
mother and father a noble posterity.
mere is glory in gloom,
'" There is grandeur in graves,'
"For in these graves of ours, lie the
dauntlesa dead and through the gloom
behind us stride the heroic figures of
Jackson and Lee, followed by the im
mortal hosts in gray, who smiled at
death as they gladly died for duty as
they saw it.
"Be the flowers fragrant that cover
their graves. Be the hands tender that
strew them. Let the eyes that look upon
them today, be dimmed with tears. Im
mortal marchers sweetly rest under the
green trees, God of battles watch over
them. Angels of the Resurrection, be
assured when you blow your trumpet
for the roll call of the dead that these
who were first to respond to the call of
duty will be the first to answer 'here'
and stand farther in the white light of
the throne for judgment.
"When the heat of all our conflicts
are cooled in the dews of that great
day and all their battle scars are touch
ed with sacred glory, then all our heart
aches by defeats and hope deferred will
be healed forever."
Upon conclusion of the sermon Chief
Marshal Boatwright called the roll of
the heroes who died during or just at
the close of the war and during this
yearly unswered but loyal roll-call
the entire assemblage stood with un
covered and bowed heads. The roll-call
was followed by singing of the familiar
and touching hymn. "Soldiers of Christ
Arise," which is always made a part
of the beautiful observance, and then
Chief Marshal Boatwright announced
the names of five veterans to whom the
Daughters of the Confederacy wished
to present the crosses of honor Messrs.
E J. Rogers. S. R. Ward, R. T. Ram
S5 J. W. Westbrooks and Samuel G.
Hall. The last two mentioned were
present. They came forward and a rep
resentative of the Daughters of the
Confederacy pinned the crosses upon
Next came the singing of the Dox
ology, followed by the benediction.- pro
nounced by Dr. RIackwell, and then the
salute of three volleys fired in unison
by the Light Infantry and the Re
serves. Taps were sounded by Mr. E
C. Craft and thus ended the solemn
service of Vell deserved loyalty and
The decorations of flowers at the
Confederate lot were beautiful, while
the everlasting patriotism was found
in a display of Confederate flags.
The Confederate Veterans were in
command of Lieut. Commander DeLeon
Fillyaw; the Light Infantry in com
mand of Capt. A. P. Adrain, First
Lieutenant Geo. P. James and Second
Lieutenant McRee Hatch; and the
Naval Reserves in command of Lieu
tenant H. M. Chase, Junior Lieu
tenant N. N. Davis and Ensign S. K.
The marshals assisting the chief
were Dr. A. M. Baldwin and Messrs.
J. G. Skipper. Sol Bear. R. F. Hamme
and Calvin Reeves.
BERRIES GOING NORTH
Whnt the Shipment Saturday and
Snnday Actually Amounted To.
The shipment of strawberries Satur
day through South Rocky Mount
amounted to only 24 cars and 149 crates,
but Sunday the shipment was increas
ed, amounting to 36 cars and 34S crates.
The two shipments were divided as fol
lows: Saturday New York, N. Y., 2 cars
and 35 crates; Newark, N. J., 1 car and
7 crates; Philadelphia, Pa., 4 cars and
C7 crates Baltimore, Md., 1 car and C
crates; Washington, D. C, 1 car and 5
crates; Richmond, Va., 3 crates; Prov
idence, R. I., 1 car and 11 crates;
Hartford, Conn., 1 car; Norwich, Conn.,
1 car; Waterburry, Conn., 1 car; Pitts
burg, Pa., 3 cars; Buffalo, N. Y., 4 cars;
Utica, N. Y., 1 car; Albany, N. Y., 2
cars; Montreal, Canada, 1 car; Interior
New York and Pennsylvania points, 12
crates; Virginia points, 1 crate; North
Carolina points, 2 crates.
Sunday New York, N. Y 6 cars and
76 crates; Newark, N. J., 4 cars and 19
crates; Philadelphia, Pa., 6 cars and
12S crates; Baltimore 39 crates; Wash
ington, D. C, 1 cars and 39 crates; Wil
mington, Del., 14 cars; Chester, Pa., 5
crates; Richmond. Va., 16 crates; Bos
ton, Mass., 1 car: Worcester, Mass, 1
car; Hartford, Conn., 1 car; New Haven-,
Conn., 1 car; Norwich, Conn., 1
car: Pittsburg, Pa., 3 cars; Buffalo, N
Y., 1 car; Scranton, Pa., 2 cars; Erie,
P., 1 car; Syracuse, N. Y., 1 car; Elmira,
6 cars; Virginia points 12 crates.
ROBBED ON THE TRAIN
akpocket Makes a Haul of Xearly
Tho Hundred Dollars.
Mr. P. M. Dempsey, now of Wallace,
representing the Home Fertilizer Chem
ical Company, of Baltimore, was in the
city last night and reported a most dar
ing robbery by a pJckpocket. Mr,
Dempsey was himself fhe victim and
Sunday Mr. Dempsey was in Wil
mington, but left on the evening At
lantic Coast Line train for Teachey's
and it was while on the train that the
robbery occurred. After purchasing
his ticket, which necessitated a display
or a large roll of paper money, he
boarded the train and, after taking his
seat, almost immediately fell asleep.
He slept soundly until the train pulled
out of the station at Burgaw, when he
awoke and stayed awake until he ar
rived at his destination.
Upon vgolng to his room In the hote
in Teachey's, which he did at once af
ter arriving, he discovered that he had
been robbed. His pants' pocket, which
had contained the money, was cut al
most out entirely and the roll of $190 was
gone. The cut was from the outside and
was evidently done by an expert and
with a very sharp knife.
While Trying to Make Port the
Trnndy Ran A-Ground Floated
laite Yesterday Afternoon.
Sunday afternoon about 5:30 o'clock,
while attempting to put into South-
port, the three masted schooned, Ger
trude L. Trundy, bound from Apalachi
cola, Fla., to New York, ran ashore on
the eastern side of the bar, just about
half way of the bar and the wreck of
the old steamship Ella. The schooner,
which is loaded with lumber, sprung a
leak outside and was trying to make
port when the accident occurred.
As soon as it became known that the
vessel was in distres the tugs Marion
and Alexander Jones went to her re
lief. She had six or seven feet of water
in her hold when the tugs arrived.
After the deck load had been thrown
off the two tugs succeeded in floating
the schooner at high water late yes
terday afternoon and towed her to
Southport, where she is at present in a
bad condition, her hold being full of
water and a large part of the cargo
The schooner belongs in Portland,
Me., and last night the master wired
to the owners at that point for instruc
tions. The Marion returned to .the city last
night about midnight.
"Neglected colds make fat grave
yards." Dr. Wood's Norway Pine
Syrup helps men and women to a
happy, vigorous old age.
Explosion on a Standard Oil Com
New York, May 11. An explosion fol
lowed by fire occurred in a boat of the
Standard Oil Company at Long Island
City today. The vessel was towed into
the middle of East River where the
flames were extinguished. John Quinn
the mate of the boat, is thought to
have been killed. A second explosion
occurred while the craft was being
held in midstream by tugs. No one
hurt although pieces of wreckage drop
ped upon the tugs.
Bad blood and indigestion are deadly
enemies to good health. Burdock Blood
Bitters destroys them.
In what it is and what it does con
taining the best blood-purifying,
alterative and tonic substances and
effecting the most radical and per-
- ii i - n
nianent cures oi all humors ana all
eruptions, relieving weak, tired,
languid feelings, and building up
the whole system is true only of
No other medicine acts like it;
no other medicine has done so
much real, substantial good, no
other medicine has restored health
and strength at so little cost.
"I was troubled with scrofula and came
near losing: my eyesierht. For four months 1
could not see to do anything:. After taking
two bottles of Hood's Sarsaparilla I could see
to valk. and when I had taken eight bottles 1
could see as well as ever." Scsie A. Hairs
tost. Withers, N. C.
Hood's Sarsaparilla promises to
cure and keeps the promise.
DEATH OF MR. W. R. FRENCH
After .Many Month' IlInesH He En-
tered Into Rent Yesterday After-
At 5 o'clock yesterday afternoon the
soul of Mr. William R. French, one of
Wilmington's most beloved citizens,
took its flight to a resting place at the j
great White Throne. The death of Mr.
French was not unexpected, and yet
the realization has snfMpnfrJ mnnv
vaoc t,-!u . , T their haste to escape.
hearts with sincere grief. He had been j About 3 oVIock tis morninff Police-
sick for many months, with a malady i men Huggins and Jones arrested a
of the heart, and his friends could only j young negro, John Holland, and his
hope against hope. But with all his ill- brother for being implicated In the rob-
ness he kept close to him that con- u f the col7t? Slen ldenU"
geniality of spirit and gentleness of ! neTd Holland as one of the thieves,
disposition which had endeared him to 5 t. Lslter Policeman Martin arrested
many hearts, the same hearts that to- ! three negro bos;,?vhJ 1?ad in their pOS"
day mourn in silence over his death. He f session some of the stolen goods.
was conscious up to about twenty min- I . ..... ... , .
utes before death and was fully aware ' ,llttle llf1e nlay be saclficed Jo a
that his end was near. With the same ! udde atack of . cn?'. lf 'OU 5
Christian fortitude that had always i have Dr' Thmas Electric Oil on hand
marked his life he approached the brink i for the emergency.
of eternity without a falter and peace- I
fully gave bac his soul to Him Who ' What's the Matter With firover.
Mr French was one to be admired, !re are a feW "papers in North
because he possessed all the attributes Carolina, w hose so-called democratic
of a perfect and gifted man. He was record is not untainted with populism,
polished in manner, courageous in ac- ' that are now fulminating against the
tion, bright in intellect, kind in deeds j only democrat who, since the war, has
and at all times pleasant to his fellow- : won his way IO the presidency. It is
loaed bvArtnln-n116 -ldHand i rathtr remarkable fact, in this con
ioed b the joung. All will miss him. lL -
Th? fiP.i wfi ,r,T. vinteh,,. nection, that more than one editor of
Miss.. April 10th 1S43, and consequently
was just past the three score years at
the time of death. His young man
hood days he spent at Horner's School,
Oxford, but at the age of nineteen.
when the south called her sons to battle
for bPr hnnnr v.o iff rv,i ,r,i
the beloved suit of gray. He enlisted.
- - -.-"v. 9 V- 4VJ.V JVlOOi 4.HU. UViillU
in 1S62, in Company F, Fifty-first Regi
ment, and with that regiment saw
most active service. Through it all he
was the valiant soldier, the true heart-
battles around Petersburg he rendered j that u was and that Cleveland was to
his country daring service and also at ! some deree. responsible for the samev
KTinston. Neuse Bridge, and Morriss Is- j is il llot a fact that a multitude ofT
land. He was present at the evacua- , democrats throughout the nation form- -tion
of this city and on the 23th of ed their own opinion, independent of the
I't1?65' syrrendered at Greensboro ; ex-president, and refused to support,
with Johnson's army and was paroled. : Rrnni(!m, rk f. , t ' . .
Tn isfifi Via mnA Ttca i Brv am?m ' Ai e these men to be reject-
Lauchlin at Floral College and this'be-
loved wife and one son. Mr. Robert
H. French of Charleston, ijiho arrived
o" the late tram last night, are left to
mourn his death. He also leaves a sis
t r and brother, Mrs. J. Allen Taylor
and Mr. Brooke French, both of this
city.. He was a son of the late Judge
Robert Strange French.
After the war Mr. French was for ! But assuming that the defeat of
m ny years freight agent of the Caro- i Bryan was not a disaster and that
Iina Central railroad, from which posi- 1 Cleveland, alone, was responsible for the
nchhe rr0rnesa ,ssLf , : lri e, an act ot com
extensive fertilizer business of De 1 and gratitude to render a vote of thanks
Rosset & Co., and then went to Kerch- ! to the j;aS"e of Princeton?
ner & Calder. In 1S84 he succeeded the j The contention that Cleveland would
late Major John W. Dunham as clerk j be a tool of the trusts is considered pre
of the criminal court of New Hanover j posterous by" those who are familiar
county and filled the position ably. . ith his reoonL He , th President
He was a member of the Knights of ; nf rc.ront l president
Honor and Cape Fear Camp. United i f ,ecent ears whose convictions have
Confederate Veterans. The latter will j Deen sustained by his backbone. There
attend his funeral in a body when it is ! Is jl person nor trust that can control
held this afternoon at 4 o'clock at the j Cleveland.
family residence, corner Eighth and j The greatest fault '-v-r possessed by
Jemeterv StreetS' thene t0 akdale him was the fact that he was so unfor-
U . . ! tunateJy wise as to not onlv be th&
pmuMiTTtc innnuiTrn ; greatest man in his party but to be ten
COMMITTEE APPOINTED years in advance of that party. After
I many trials and divers wanderings the
President Taylor Names Those to party is about to come to the moorings
Secure Reservation at Fort Fisher. : that he indicate d wng ag:. When the
J old ship starts out a-Io In 1?C4 would
With his usual promptness the presi
dent of the chamber of commerce, Mr,
J. Allen Taylor, yesterday in pursuance
of a resolution passed at the last meet- !
ing of the chamber directing him to
appoint a committee on the Fort Fisher ;
reservation, the composition of which '
could be made up of others than mem- ; Eight hundred night herons are wan
bers of the chamber, appointed the fol- dering free about the United States,
lowing energetic committee: j each wearing one one leg an alumi-
James H. Chadbourn. chairman, J. j nurn band inscribed "Smithsonian In-
. Arnnsuaie, jonn u ueuamy. T. M.
In view of the more than local inter
est of the project, the said committee is
authorized to add to its number persons
of prominence without reference to res
idence Ihe Three iTrohlems at Panama.
There are three leading problems in
the building of the aPnama canal. The
first is this great cutting through the
Culebra hills, he second problem will
be the regulation of the Chagres river.
which crosses the canal eleven times.
tl is a torrential stream, liable to over
flow its banks at any time of the vear.
To obviate this difficulty a gigantic
reservoir will be built near the Culebra
cut to hold the overflow of the Chag
res and its many tributaries. This
dam will be twenty miles lon:r and
wo hundred feet deep: and the foun
dations of its mighty sea walls will
sink into the earth eighty-eifrht feet
deeper than the caissons of the Brook-
yn brtdge. No such engineering feat
has ever been done by man. The third
great problem is the question of health
bmaiipox and yellow fever have at
times broken out at Panama; and this
has given the public the mnression
that these dread pests are indigenous
to the isthmus. But this is positively
not the case. Peter McQueen in May
ODD FELLOWS' GRAND LODGE
j First Session Will be Held Tonights
j Grand OfHeers and DelegrateN Com
j nifnred to Arrive Yesterday. '
The sixtieth annual session of the
Grand Lodge of the Independent Order
j of odd Fellows of North Carolina will
j tommwe to
stle Hall in
tonight in the Pythian
the Murchison National
Bank buildinsr Two of thA nfr,,-
Grand Master J. F. Griffith, of Winston,
and Grand Secretary' B. H. Woodell, of
Raleigh, arrived yesterday, as did as
a large number of delegates. The oth
ers will arrive today.
The delegates already here are
Messrs. A. J. Burton rv at Griffin
xi. r . juuir.
T T TK . - ... " "
I. F. Moir W. T. Brooks. J.H. Bryant,
' L; bniiy?-' ?,IeG- ForJ- R- Miller,
?mJ' t" AV:Uker- Henry J. Young, S.
I. Taylor, E. P. Albea. W t rvnmn.
ler. M. F. McKeel. T. L, Moore. P. B.
Beard. W. A. Ward. W. R. Bean. W.
R. Bowman. W. J. Boone, J. y WiS
hert and E. H. Crammer.
m UGLAUV LAST NIGHT.
Three Youiir Negroes Hide in a Store
and Then Plunder It Five Arrest
ed Early Thin Morning.
About midnight last night it was dis
covered th.it the store of Miss A. V.
Jones, corner Seventh and Harnett
streets, had been robbed. The fcur-
i glarly was done by three young negro
j boys, who secreted themselves in the
store When it was locked' up for the
j The robbery was discovered by a col-
j ored woman, who in passing the store
noticed a raised window, and another
ored woman saw the thieves in their
A quantity of calico, a number of
shirts and other articles were stolen,,
but some of the booty was dropped in
j the streets by the young marauders in
these papers owe what degree of promi-
nence they may possess to the fact that
they participated in the spoils
President Cleveland distributed.
These men, on whose tombstone can
i never oe engraved tne word, "demo-
crat," are now barking that Cleveland!
was responsible for the disaster of 1896
that involved the defeat of Bryan. The
query now arises, "can this defeat bei
; ed and are they to be refused admissionr
to the democratic ranks? If so it is of
little consequence upon whom falls the
empty-honor of the presidential nomi
nation in 1004. For the party, deprived
of the cohorts of level headed men who
did rot join the stampede for the Ne
braskan, cannot hope to win the fight.
il not oe an excel.'-::: ."I' m to select old
Grover as pilot? Sithfi-'d He. aid.
Terrible plagues those itchin:
enn? diseases of the skin. Put an end
to misery. Doan's Ointment cure?. At
anv drug tore
nd a number. If any per-
...wt..- unc ui inese Dirus ne
should write to Paul Bartsch. biologist
of the Smithsonian, telling where it was
and how large it was. The night he
ron is one of the most beautiful of the
aquatic birds of America but scientists
know less about it than they are satis
fied with. La .st year Mr. Bartsch dis
covered several breeding places of
these birds on the Potomac in the dis
trict of Columbia. Recently he visited
the place with several assistants in the
night and the H0 aluminum bands were
fastened to the legs of as many young
herons. Science is anxious to know
how long the night heron lives, where
it spends the winter and how much of
the country it covers in its wanderings.
It is believed that by the time a few of
the numbered aluminum bands have
been reported some of these facts will
have been established to the eatisfac
tion of the ornithologists. Wilson
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