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RHODE ISLAND TO
Old Flag, Captured at
Fort Macon Returned.
Wlnst:,. v. ho aceopt'd the fl'S on th;
pait of the State, and .--leR
Lt.-CiMPnKir Wiii-J.'U - ;h ft h.
Mr. "bi-f J untie and (k-ntlf'tnen:
Acting f"'r thf ( ;v-rri"r, v hov,- en
forced ah- iif- h- regr-t.-, in the name
f all th- I ' op)- of .ur patriotic stat-.
I M . . ; i h-arty v.. Icoiue to North
SCENE IN THE SENATE
Flag Presented by Chief Justice Doug
lass, Received by Chief Justice
Clark, Lieutenant Sanders and
Dr. Dixon. A Delightful
(From News and Observer. March 3rd.)
The exercises yester'lay morning
m;i rkififf th; return of a dag oaplur--d
at the full "f Fort Macon from Com
pany H. Tenth North Carolina troop-i.
hy Company H of the Fifth Rim do
Island Artillery, then a battalion, won1
impressive, beautiful and significant.
The scene and the actors were v.. -11
chosen. The one was the Senate cham
ber, historic of change, travail, en
lightenment Jn itself it is physically
the storage room of the hopes, despair,
determination and. again, the hope of a
brave people. It is in a very real sense
the symbol of the permanence of the
State, the assurance of loyalty and of
faith. Under its vaulted coiling the.-
is a pervading sense of importance and
of responsibility. An occasion in such
a place wins a dignity beyond itself.
When the occasion and the place aro
alike significant, the result is at once
portentous and impressive.
To return a flag, emblem of battle,
proof of good will, relic of heroism
with a common pride, is proof of the
determination of destiny. To voice
that feeling, Rhode Island sent the
head ol her judicial system, a man
who had fought in the army of the
North; who had lived the years of edu
cation after the war; who. with the
judicial temperament giving equity
where he had seen wrong', had come to
learn the other side. He brought a
thoughtful sympathy, a perfect taste.
To receive the Hag, the State put
forward her Chief Justice, one-time
boy colonel, afterwards student, loving
historian of a cause that put the crown
upon its immortality in the glory of
Setting to these men. the survivois
of the company -which held Fort Ma
con, who afterwards went out on ex
change, and so fought that it Took a
private capitulation to end their mili
tary career, men grizzled, few and fee
ble, yet architects of the present, his
torians of a big past.
Among the women and the children
who arc coming to learn their hern:.--from
both sides of the controversy,
these actors of an era bound with the
purpo.se of a future formed a grouo
containing a large thought. Looking
from the one to the other, the differ
ence between the Rhode Islanders an J
the Tar Heels stopped in dress. The
one was a frock coat; the other a suit
in the cut of the old-time jeans. Faeii
had but new opportunity to personally
respect the other.
In the Senate Chamber draped with
its United States, Confederate. North
Carolina and Rhode Island Hags, these
men met and sealed inherited differ
ences in personal friendship, in love
for a common country. FState
Senator J. W. Saunders, of the com
pany that lost the flag, perhaps best
spoke the sentiment of the occasion
when he said that the time had come
when the devotion to their State
which impelled the sacrifice of the
Rhode Islanders was but proof of
their basic kinship with the ideals of
which the South is proud.
Ceremonies ;t The Senate.
At the opening of the exercises the
Senate Chamber presented a vivid
sight. The old veterans of the Beau
fort Company occupied the fore
ground, behind them, as an offset to
their distinction of red badges sat the
women; banked against the wall x;ero
the men. ex-Confederates, men who
had fought in the armies under the
In the galleries 'women held sway
It was like one. of those oM occasions
when the beauty of the city came
forth to show itself in mute appeal
for the bill for the erection of the
Confederate monument. There was
the same earnestness of attention; at
the same time one knew thut the in
terest was fixed on a different ideal.
U.efore it was a species of pride tri
umphant oyer conditions; now it was"
that gracious applause which comes
when tiie recognition for which they
Lad battled had been realized. The
women had a comfortable look about
them. They appeared last of all do
they so appear to nave taken the
past for granted, to have come to thc-
conclusion of the present, with a
purpose to show that they glorified in
The old vets, in this setting ivitied
ny women, walked into the hall. to
the murmur of applause. The sympa-
m. oi me aumence with the actors
was strong enough to be felt. The
Beaufort survivors, with their red
hadges filled the iront: the staid New
Fnglanders. frock-coated, black-tied,
caught in their step the sphit of the
Genera! Carr's Introduction.
co-eeiai .iniian . t air. tiie presid
ing officer of the meeting, introduced
me late opposing tactors one to the
other, taking the opportunity to i-c
icr io me tac t ihit .North Carolina and
I . 1 t Ill
jiaioue isianu nan experienced a unitv
ot interest and of caution in the for
mation of the Union, in that neither
had participated at a date earlv
enough to have a right to elect the
first President, and that North Caro
lina, adverse to join tne Union, had
been among the last to leave it. He
eiexwed eloquently to the part tslayed
by North Carolina troops during the
war, men- unexampled sacrihces in
lives, men unequalled pre-eminence
in accomplishment. He spoke feeling
ly of the spirit, now matured, which
even in the moment of conlliet ami
A . 1 J 1 - -4 1 . a.
maied me contending ioreex with a
sympathy and understanding for theii
foes. He followed the part taken by
Carolinians in the war. at liethel, at
Cettysburg. at Chicamauga. and in
the spirit of the new century as ex
emplified by the sacrifice of Ragley
at Cardenas. Concluding, lie intro
duced" Lieutenant Governor Francis D.
No doub vour trH. mto tne ?a.-.
and v'- i this short !-iy. have giv-n
vou i '-' ing of al-home-new-.
' It b:k - mi-'htv hi'!., time for a g-ou
f!t!Z'-Ti of Rhode I-' 1 to b- rolC.e .1
naturalized North Carolinian.
We have re nt!- v, eh-otaed to oir
f,.a-t of wonderful' buKine.ws activity a
iliz-ii of your Stat . who conn-
among r.s to brintr to realization the
dreams of our father-, and to e.irry to
completion the great transportation
scheme-, that others h.ie hoped for.
IP- is with us today but this occasion
doe,- not permit a discussion ofthe era
,,f materia! development in which he
is so important a factor. We think
Rhode Island for the loan of hfrn.
Today we live in sentiment. We
welcome you. Sir. with the olive
branch you bear, and with candor
and with truth I declare that warm
hearts prompt outstretched hands to
receive it. I cannot recall with you
ami them those scenes of tragic strug
gle that have m,id(- American man
hood immortal. I knew the Confed
eracy in it i weakness, not hi
strength; I knew it entw im-d with cyp
ress, not with laurel. 1 km v. its new
made graves, its mourning homes, its
sightless eyes, its armless sb-eves. 1
have seen tin- Confederate soldier
weary and wounded and worn begin
life's- fight anew, and conquer for his
family a home, for his child a school
house, for himself the good opinion of
In memory I see but yesterday the
thin gray line of the Confederacy fade
away in defeat at Appomattox. Today
I ree it reappear in blue under the
Stars and Stripes, fighting for Cuban
inde pendence I'd by Joe Wheeler.
1 thank Cod we are indeed a. re
united nation. There is no garland
that loving hands might weave, that
would not lit the brow of any immor
ta 1 of either army.
"So with equal splendor.
The morning sun rays fall.
With a touch impartially tender
On the blossoms blooming for all,
Under the soil and the dew
Waiting the judgment day
Rroidered with gold the blue
Mellowed with gold the gray."
This scene tells more than words can
portray the sincerity and bravery of
those who heroically bore this flag
and of those who so bravely took it.
The coward never forgives. The
hypocrit is never generous. In the
dawn .of the twentieth century North
and South are generous and forgive.
North Carolinians and Rhode Island
ers are the same people. They speak
the same language. They profess the
me religion. They have the same
standard of virtue, of law, of family.
The honest North Carolinian stays
honest when he goes to Providence
plantations and the honest Rhode
Islander makes North Carolina's most
.i relent son and at once becomes a Tar
If in the past we have misjudged.
or misconceived each other, it was be
cause when we looked from Raleigh to
Providence we did not first wipe the
glass and steady the eye. Cur stan
dards of character are the same.
When each of us wishes a Chief
Justice, learned in the law, incorrupti
ble in character to hold the scales of
right in equal poise, each turns to the
fast thinning ranks and calls to that
high post of duty, a soldier. Each
State knows the crucible in which to
find the metal of true worth.
Rut I trespass on time that belongs
to the honored actors in that great
Again I extend to you ami vours a.
cordial greeting and glad welcome to
Following Governor Winston, the
Chief Justice of Rhode Island came
to the front and presented the finer on
behalf of the organization which had
ordered it returned. The Chief Justice
is a youngish looking man. consid
ering his position in the judiciary, and
the fact of his record as a veteran.
He is tall, large-boned, of hard bronzed
skin and open features. His sneech
is short. crisp. direct. lake most
Northerners, lie lias determined what
say and says it. Despite this, his
manner was of such a sort as to catch
his audience. The sincerity of the
words that he spoke was manifest.
He had that grace which comes best
fr,om frankness a likable, manly man
whose ability was a potentiality to be-
possinly interred but not norated by
In presenting the flag he said:
Speech of Chief Justice Douglass.
On the 2tith of April, 1S6: after a
gallant defense, P'ort Macon was .sur
rendered to the Federal forces. Among
the besieging troops were the Fifth
Rhode Island Volunteers, then a bat
talion of five companies, and the dag
which I bring back to North Caroima
today fell into the hands of Company
F of the Fifth. By them it was sent
eo Cant. Arthur F. Dexter, of Provi
dence, who had been in command of
the instruction camp during the for
mation of the battalion. Captain
Dexter retained the fiag during his
life., and after his death, which oc
curred some years ago, his widow pre
served it until recently, and finally
sent it to me as a representative of the
old regiment, i took it to the meeting
of the Veteran Association, wlii.fi
brought together most of the surviv
ing members of the organization last
summer, and by their unanimous vote
was authorized to return it to the
former owners. Since that time I
leave waited for'a favorable opportun
ity to carrv out the wishes of the vet
erans, and now most gladly tier form
the task assigned me. 1 cannot do
this without emotion. This is not the
transfer of a time-worn and fad d
piece f silk, as it appears to our sight,
it is the restoration to its pre? per cus
tody of a sacred emblem under which
the blood of brave men has been shed.
To you who stand about me, as to my
self, it brings back lonr memories
When this fiag was new you and I
were in the flush of youth, e'lijovm
our strength and looking forward with
bright eyes to the future-. Today we
look brick over, forty-four years of life
into which have been crowded many
vicissitudes which have wrought in it's
many changes. As we stand here in
the year 190fi our ambitions are few.
life and what it can do for us is mostly
behind us. memory gives us more sat
isfaction than earthly anticipation. Jn
ISSl' the country was in the throes of
civil war. The hand of brother was
raise I against brother. The Northern
and Southern States stood facing each
other on the field of battle. No man
living could have foreseen what the
icsult was to be. Rut we knew that
stern effort, terrible loss and blood
shed must be sustained before the end
should come. Today we are at peace
amongst ourselves and with all ihe
world. Rxpansion greater than ane
: man could Iwtve conceived in the days
I preceding the civil war has come to
I the reunited nation. Today not one.
of us would purchase his lost youth
j U'or. if to pay for it the eruntrv
I is-in to b.- jdunsre-i Into the cotidfi..
'.- lv3J. In foreir w r our t(-,.:
-h.r-.il stan I houH-r to ho-jhb r
the -'i, me h'U t'vr asrain
i-rri"e. li:re u , !-'.ir-
n in f 1 j;r MiT". b't' I :
r dear to th-'- !c nl of the
ith Ce- mcm.orv f th- call
,o f..ul.t. ..eh as l;e w.t.- zi
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: "lie MKht.
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TiV ir bravery, t i. , : '
ny in y s : - v X the om-
:fie st -P-.
n n to d'jt v
:nnn Iv-r; ..'- of the American people.
;.!.'! so this fiag tod.iV sj.-.lks not
war o." hoi!itv or hatred, but lt-;irs a
m. ssage of peace o:i arth and ir ..!
-.ill to im.-n. As such I bring it t
from those wh bng ago in th. : r
hearts e.-a. d to be vour en-mies; fro-;,
j Imse who. in Rhode I!and. as you i.
North Carolina, cherish the mem,,;-.
of th- revolutionary anc-stors w ho
founded this irowrnmcnt. ami who...
descendants -m31 b ranked together
in this Umpire of States until th
beneficent mission of thi great nnr;..r!
t.. tin- nations of the earth shall b-fulfdh-d.
Follow hag Chief Justice' I u-'!-is.
Chief Justice Clark. f .North Caro
lina, spoke in acceptance a. follow s:
Re-ply of Chief Justice Clark.
Mr. Chief Justice.
If at any future time proof shall
be needed that at this hour a'l linger
ing hostility between North ami South
has been forever buried, hiteu-y will
bear on its deathless pages the record
that the Chi' f Justice of Rhode Islam!,
hims'df a gallant veteran of the- Union
on this day came t North Carolina
from his distant home, and his judi
cial hibors, to restore to the surviv
ors of a brave command its Confed
erate colors lost in battle.
When the great struggle of 1SG1
began among the first to rush to arm-
was a company of gallant boys from
the county of Cai tere t. later known
to fame as Company H. 10th North
Carolina Itegimerii. Thev were be
sieged in Fort Macon ".nd after a
long and gallant defence- surrender-- !
on the -Oth April. 1M'.-. to the land
and n-r-al forces of the- Cnited States,
in which Rhode Island was so iar.-Telv
represented, and in which u ur
self bore so honorable a part. They
were paroled by the' terms of the sur
render, and were soon exchanged and
served with honor and credit to the
close of the war. Cut off, with some
other companies, by the retreat and
surrender of Joseph F. Johnston, they
made a separate treaty and were
p; reded L'"th April. Mr two weeks
after the armv of Robert F. Dee had
passed into history at Appomattox.
Several of the survivors of this brave
command with their ranking survix
ing officer. First Lieutenant J. AV.
Sanders, are with u todoy.
The flag whjch Rhode Island took
from them and which its veterans
have so handsomely returned to us
this day they receiveil from the fair
hands of four young maidens, three
of whom still survive, and who are
represented here today by the daugh
ters of two of them. With us. Sir a?
with you. the valor of our men has
always been more than surpassed by
the patriotism and devotion of our
We are glad to welcome you and
your friends to our State and to our
hearts. We are glad to recall that
our two States have had much in com
mon. The same sturdy spirit of inde
pendence has peculiarly marked the
peende of the two States. For a while
our two States were alone out of the
Union. North Carolina staying out two
years and Rhode Island three years
after the adoption of the Federal Con
stitution. Neither of the States par
ticipated in the first election of a
President, and eleven States then
composed the Union. v
If for four years Rhode Island and
North Carolina were divided, we can
not forget that for more than two
hundred years we have stood together.
In 1 740 troops from Rhode Island and
from North Carolina sailed together
on that memorable exxpedition to
South America and the dead from th2
two States lay side by side in the dead
ly .assault at Cartegena by the South
ern summer sea.
In the brave days of old. in the
times that tried men's souls, the peo
ple of the two States were as one. In
the friendly contest, which has since
sprung up as to what. State moved
first in the great cause of liberty,
while North Carolina proutllv boasts
of the first blooel shed at Alamance in
May. 1771.. of the first Declaration of
Independence of the Rritish Crown at
Mecklenburg in May, 1775, and of the
first instruction given by any S.ate
(April 12, I 7 7 ) . to its delegates in the
Continental Congress to declare for
Independence, we cannot forget that
the capture and burning of the Rritish
sloop ttf war. Gaspoe. hv the; men of
Rhode Island, led by Frown. Whipple
and others, in June, 177lh more than
four years before the Declaration of
Imlependence. for sheer audacity en
titles Rhode Island to refuse more
than equality. of hono s to any of her
sister States. If your State was in the
first great battle of Bunker Hill. Norih
Caredina can proudly claim, that alone
and unaided, her sons won the first
victory for the; patriot cause tit Moore's
Creek in February, 1776.
North Carolina, has not forgotten
the great debt that sn owes your
State. When the "northern laurels"
of General Gates Intel "wilted into
Southern wi'lows" on the fatal .field
of Camden. General Washington s-.mt
to us that great son of your State, who
was second only to himself as a sol
dier to rally and lea again to ictory
our Southern columns. He was eepial
to his task and won our confidence
ami our love. We have placed his
name in eternal keeping by giving his
great name to one of our fairest coun
ties, ami the good town of Greenville,
in the Fast, and Greensboro, the grow
ing, bustling "gale city" of the West
stand guardians of the grateful re
membrance of. our people of Rhode
Island's greatest son Nathaniel
Greene. Our peon! have few statues
but they liOvv long memories.
For seventy years Rhode Island and
North Carolina wore together in the
Cnion into which the two Slates had
been s. slow to enter. Th n the- great
chasm sbiwlv openod b-.-twee-.-n us.
which, like that oiler chasm in the
Roman forum, could only be closed
when t its profoundest depths it -vas
tilled with the best and braest of
either side. In that struggle both
States contended lor the right as it
was given them to see the ri?ht. 1
need not tell you hw RlTode Island
did her dutv. You were there and
know, but those of us on this side
who met her soldiers in battle array
never on any teiasion found any lack
of warmth in the reception thev ac-c-ureled
As for North Caioijna. a.s she hud
been the last State but one to enter
the Futon, so she was the last but
one to withdraw trm it rn 1SH de
parting a month after Virginia ' had
joined her Southern sisters. Rut slow
as we were to eb'pan. her soils were
not lukewarm for the frav. for tfiev
were at Bethel ami lost the first ..f
oier slain in battle in that great war.
1 he story of her soldiers in those four
eventful years, the memoiy of which,
can never be forgotten, is summed up
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as in the tr; . : h'-vohitl-n tne .-.n-of
North Car-. in. t and the ns
Kh-.Ie I!an-1 ahb r to
should. -1' end i.edped to - a c. f '-.-i
fie .;r.n-i ' Spain ii-on est em
;rVr.d cr.l Fast-tn '.!. lrcb-ed, thc
to-wr Am.-ii-an so'dn-r to fall m t
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KILLED AND HURT
Record in North Carolina
During Past Year.
IHILLED: 787 HURT
: r WiC -t n.n t i -
FriMgn Worth F-asle. and t?.e nrs.
rgir:i-nt to l.-r- the stariv il.t of
.ur Fnhn tlii '-uh th- -'-i !-
Havana wa- tin Ftist North ''.inmn.i.
Fttfin all 'he h..nuinu Cu' s. wheth
er our Slat' s ' in L-a r iti th--
e,." of oUl ho.-tiillV, th- people ot
iioth have b,ne their duty faitnfullv
ami wrought nobly. Tht kI.tv that
has drifted down through the mist ol
the gathered vears h't ulorv
enough for you and glory enough for
Tlii honot ,-.l l-.itmer v. hich ' on
bring back r us we r('ie wdth rev-
eience. and -moion N remen.net -j
tli- 'ov-liness :in! dexotmn 1 those,
i-;.ir lianeis that ya- th'.e t'.as t-i
the keeoing of our sldies; we love.',
end honor the cold ek.-d ham's that;
hoi- them: we remember tin- th'i!! of
ictory; v, e cri never forget the
::gon of lefeat: we honor and ap
p'reciate the magnaninvty and elelicncy :
with which this !lag has been re-stored
P the surviv'i. s of those who bore it
In the name- of the State of North
Carolina I receive thi- .-mb'-m. of a
forever fallen but sti'l ver glorious
cau Fnseen to your eyes it brings
l ack ' us memories that can never .
die. )i-ams of '.avs vh n Cm world
. as voting Mild the fond but shrotid
, , gbo-ie-s which the fat s and tb.-ye-ars
base lorn- far oit b ond our
r a h. In. the name of ur great
state ami its glorious people" 1 thank
Hie veteran soldiery of Uhode Island!
and you as their distinguished rep
resentative. 1 receive it as a token!
of a reunited country, reunite d in sen
timent and sincerilv as well as in
deed, never- more to be disunited while
the coming centuries shad climb up
the- eastern skies.
And now to the brave commander
and survivor of Company II. 1 hand
this historic and glorious Hag. his
toric and glorious not onl because of
the e-rowding memories of courage and
fidelity in war .Imt by the greater glory
of its'being now a perpetual reminder
tl at one above has breathed upon the
stormy billows of a people's passions
mill sMid Pence, be still." and I'm
waves obeyed Him.
Succe ling Justice Chirk. Lieuin-
ant Saunders, the ranking surviving
edheer of Company II. 10th North Car
olina, spoke feelmgly. He is an old
man, vvith a grey bearel that lends im
pressiveness to what he says. It was
the past speaking in the terms of the
hope of youth, in the experience of ,
age. There was the note of the worth i
of ambition, of the ph'losophy of,
resignation after the labor of the day. ,
At times Lieutenant Saunders came to
that touch of elo'tuence which, mov-:
mg the speaker-, grips the audience.
Applause ;a me to him spontaneously, j
He had his audience. His spe-e'-h.
which, in cold print lacks so greatly
tiie charm of his delivery, was a.s fol
lows: I.iMitenant Saunders Address.
Chief Justice Clark, in receiving this
flag with one hand, I extend to you
(the othe(: with the warm thanks and
gratitude of the Confederate veterans
of Company H, Tenth llegirnent. N.
From no hand in our State could
we receive this honor more acceptably
than from yours, for no man in the
State has done so much to perpetuate
the memory of the Confederate sol
dier anl render his name imperish
able. To your already elistinguished acts
in public and private life, which have
endeared you t the people "with
hooks of steel," doubtless you -will go
on carving new and higher niches on
the Temple of Fame, but your labor
of love in the production of the live
volumes of Regimental History of th'
State, will remain a memorial more
noble and enduring than shafts of
brass o;- marble: for deep down in the
hearts of the people, this will be a
perennial oasis, ever watered ami ever
green with memory's purest love.
Though this flag no longer - repre
sents the belligerent spirit of its forrn
er defenders, and has but a nominal
intrinsic value, it is precious to the
surviving Confederate veterans f
Company H. Tenth N. C. Troops, as
a gift from the fair hands and warm
hearts of Southern' weunanhood. and
as the emblem of that patriotism,
which enthused our hearts and fired
our courage at the first toxin of war
in 18 6 1.
Tlmugh it. has beem lndd by its
brave- captors in a distant State for
nearly forty-four years, its fohis have
remaineel as sacred, and its stars as
unsullied, as if b hal been in the
home of its friends, while not a blot
mars its proud historic scutcheon.
With fervid hearts we weh-ome it
back from its long captivity, and
though it is now supplanted by an
other flag, with its own bright stars
set in dazzling splendor Ihorecm. its
war histry remains both Imnorable
and glorious, and the hands who bore
it aloft on the fiebl ef carnage and
final defeat, are; not remersefui r
repining, but point to its unstained
stars and bars under which we once
so proudly marched, with just and
swe-lling i i-1 1.
Its' hual defeat came nd because f
any !a k of love er ceuirag- on the
part of those who bore, it, but at th
end of human endurance, against in
vincible numbers and roou -res.
It is .veil, for the Fnie.n which has
come to us through the furnace of
war. is a strnger union than before,
and our common flag without a tar
nished stripe or a niFsing star, floats
triumphantly over a free ami united
people-, and is the pride and glry
f every true American citizen.
Te you. my comra'les. this day's
ceremony is indeed impressive, ami
marks a happy event in the evening
of our lives. for which we are pro
foundly thankful. Hut this flag
brings back memories that are beth
happy and painful.
It recalls with vivid reeedleetie.in the
sprightly days of our young manhood
in isrti. when the fires of patriotism
kindled in our hs,oms. were intensi
fied by the bright -mib-s and loving
encouragement of our sweethearts, as
they waved us on p, the conflict. We
went with bounding Jo-arts and hj
ful spirits, aird for four years battled
for Southern independence, and today
have tire preiud consciousness of hav
ing done not only our duty, but hav
ing received the commendation of our
most exacting generals.
1 It recalls with eiual vividness the
Railroads in North Carolina Earned
Five Per Cent on $16.000.000
and Paid Tax on Assess
ment of 0niy369.00V
t;,. f.s ri.oi.it'. m eomm:.-c
l i i - i -
sent its annual n"'it t tin- ".
It lecoiTiuu n 1- tb.t the po.-.e, to . .
c.. i..i,..,!i,ini' i ites and Mioo l
s- rvice b. confen. 1 up 11 th
mis-ion. Inasmuch as '' 1J'"'! "
phon- Company is a 1 L v, i : 1 g up
inaiiv .-mall e-ompani. it i- "f imp'Ot
ante hat tl;- c .mmissioi b- gK n i'--t--power
in plain terms, though it is l
by soir.e good l iw-.ei that it i ov. pos
sesses this power. Th- other i hi ;
-.(( innifiid.Ulon is that th1 l'fi-i.i-ture
abolish the r iuir m. nt m' tir. '--class
anl second-class rates. The n:n
Crw car law requires separation ol
laces, ami the second-dass cats could
bo done awav with, provided the- com
mission will reduce passenger rate:,- to
ce-nts. As t passvnger eat nhic-1
toe rciiort ts:
"Tiie Atlantic Coast l.mt- Company
had passenger earnings d" J 1 . 1 :i 2. ."''! :
Seaboard Air Fine- Hallway. ..; 7.
Southern Hallway 'ompan. i-'..'
142 for tin- year ended June ;p. l:o...
It would seem that the traveling ',ab
iic ought to ha- better pass nger .-:-vice.
We believe that ur Stat,- is o;ie
of tin exceptions in w hich railroads
are- rejuir d to furnish hist and . -t.nd-ehiss
fares. This r.'uuirein-n:.
coupled .with the furthe r' ne that ra i : -loads
shall furnish separate :itohiiiio
elations for the races, requires so many
car s as to m. ike an unwieldy as wed as
more- expensive- trAin. We b lhw th i'
if railroads were required to furnish
one fajc- they could give bolter serve-e
end at less cost, ami that the passen
ger fare should Le reduced. The aver
age amount received pe r passenger P".
mile of the Atlantic Coast Fine Had
road Company was L'.lOa cents; Sea
board Air Fine Haiiway, -.?-t con's;
Southern Railway Ceunpany, J.:'S-i
cents, for the year ended June .'0.1ft..'..
The average passenger earnings i'm
mile of the Atlantic Coast Fin Ilail
loael Company was $1,420; Seaboard
Air- Fine Hailwav. 5 1 . 4 ' f . : Soutlieru
Itailwj.y. v.nd lines. ? 1.707; Swi'.th
cni Railway Company, b a-- 1 lin- -.
$2.0si; North Car-oliua Hailr.; 1.
r. I r. t : Atlanta and Charlotte Air Fine
Railway, .?:.,-" 1 4."
There are if,.S7 7 persons employed
by the- railroads, and in the operation
of trains 3F employees were killed and
4!2 injured; T passengers were kMe-d
and 143 injured; 74 other persons v.ete
killl and ir.2 injured. That' large
number of persons killed in one- ;i.- -114
is e nough to ciy lor the 'mph -ment
of life-saving methods and great
er cart-. The number of injured was
787. Those killed ami injured wci-
901. A ceuhparison d" these killings
and injuries with the iike- number of
trains. employees and passenact.i
hauled in any New Hngland State or
in any ee-urdry in I'urope v.iuhl show
how far behind them we are in th
safe- opieration of railroa!s in Ni:th
Cardina. There must be a remedy,
for the lives of passengers and railro -d
emdoees are- too valuable to be- in' s
(in some cases needlessly) sacrificed.
Must llae Fcal Trains.
The time has come when the- bu.-i-iiess
of th" railroads will justify locil
trains, indc peinlent of connections with
the fast through trains. It is an in
justice upon the -e.'.x :,.", 0:) person.-,
tiansporte! last vear to compel th n.
tj lose time and religion waiting on
connections w ith through f rains. R"
feriing to the many complaints of de lays,
the commission says;
"It was found that the cause of fail
ure (, keep passenger schedules as i
through trains was. in ma.i v insfam s.
that thejr c')nne,-t jeens had not be . n
kept; anel as t' other trains, that tin y
were- delayed on account of failure- of
through trains to keep their schedul.-s.
Passenger service that is rendered b
Joe:rJ trains which run upon their c o
sche lule. r such trains as cohii." t
with but lo not wait an u n ra son;-bb-time
on through trains, is more satis
factory. It may be that upon th.:-
i'le-a the passenger service will le- ir.'
p roved; if rmt. there will be a elemand
for more local trains to b- run indo-pe-ri'lent
Fifty-Nine Nru Mile, of Railroad
There is much ac tivity among- raji
roael men which presages a large u;-
sonrow ami sadness that fdb-d our
hearts at the close e,f the e-onflict m
Fort Macon, April 1m;i as with
tearful eyes, we gez-l on th.. l-ad
heroes of our company, our Wilds and
Stanton ami Flliett.
The f-.-w of you before- m- tojav.
tells the sad story of how time is de
cimating our number. One by .fe
we are dropping ut of ranks ' a long
the march of jf( and soon we will
all have passed ove - ami le-yomi.
Fet us eintinue good soldiers her-,
watchful and 'ver r-a-ly, ae-eouted.
nt with the implements for human
slaughter, but with the wh.le armor
of Col. s.i when ti).. great RovMlao of
the Resurre-cti.jn calls us to ranks
above, we may all be there, ami with
out a missing member answer "Here-"
as our nemes are called by the grat
Orderly o' Heaven.
In conclusion. I ward to say o Chie-f
Justice D.uglass, that the ".n federate
veterans ,f Company H. Tenth N. c.
Troems, wish him to tak back to ti
valiant veterans jf Company J-j, Fifth
Rhde Island Volunteer our sinvre
thanks for the return of our flag and
to tell them that we appreciate this
generous act of theirs as evidence that
the- worthy chivalry ,f the soldier ha
been equalled or e-clip.-e-d by the nu
gallantry of the civillian.
Su. ceding Lieutenant Saumh i s
and closing the cxe.ei.--cs came 1 r"
Hixni. whose mbliess Ua,. ,,n (x
'diisitt- fiagment ,,f the se, timet, t
v.nich Cie harelshipy ,.f w;i. rj,
m his s mpallietic breast. H -pol .
for the ladies. " "
.-.; j?,.- f:.cr"Ar w A. -:. '
Ft- - i-4r r. a'-
-'Ihr- -fe within : .- .
n-ss!-- of r.il!rv4d. not e
.v n ! t !--t'. ' ki- - ;n
- e r --f ' i" i'i: ' '
2 : " i:;, - T'- '; .- - :
outh'tn i;.ii$v ..-.
I.--'- i:.uUt i - -.-.-.,...
.r-! Air l;n- K .;
f -, . .u!!i - n Ft'
7 . tvi ,t- ' "
R.;s:r-"-i ! t.n;pn. i T '
tv-.U-l Mr Fir - F.ai
;, .4 r n i rv k. of x.n
S a ' ' vei" $ J . 4 4 I . "
w . -f J V 4 7 e, an ;
,- r!.iT'-c of $ ..":. 3 :
e.irol:;;- of I ? . FT :
the of r t ! r s- :
e,.;, w -re fr. j ! u -. ?
l:;ri:-.c the -r : . . . ".
tr.ir.-t-or'.' d w ithi:: :?;
Tii A1!"'''1! and 1 .o
Tie railroad ai e
tion .it $!. -'.72. -Ft 4 t '
v. re J v 4 To. is." I" i :
. p r i ':'
'i h- i to.' t ease. i ! i .: '
wt-r,. f '.31.47 2 oo;
inv t " a ' A it ol h : ; : v. , -,.!
th inire.tt- - " ; "
.iih'iM.lv In mor. ,c
Ft). f-d Stat'- Sip--e, .'
fU 'd to interfile ;-)
: a il ? .id pi o j s. b t". '
i s . per n - - ,,n C .
. -ted I? tin- t -t ' .
, . ; . j . on t ))- ! r u' , . '
lo.t-ls m Nor tti e'-u.-h'
.ivm-n-I .it ;. n i J 1 - 1
t hi- J F'.oo'i.eoo .it .'.':' . . '
s. sv,... Th.- n t Is c .
an in no r t a : . t n. I -. .
th.---- t:gur-s otn- i . . -:
..: w i vj) to coo ; , ; .
A orklii'; IUhH
Th.- Corporation c :.
lit t d oik ing bodv .
juiblic s-r ants. Th -' :
e ar and p.is- d up a "
and s.:m- of t In- o! h
w!. f th' high'-t :
ling and shippim; w .
m.asures of hlgh---t m-.;
the I !i:iN Simmon-- I .un 1
i use, l h C r ' ' n b o ; I
Cotup.inv case, and th :' ' e
t ion asc. Fach ln : -that
means much to t h ;-' ,
(,ivc th' eommlssion ab !
in .i . .t d.ince w 1th jn i
pie and t. t ho ra 1 1 n a F.
these a.-.-s wen taken b '
after losing the rn in th
to tin Federal Cuu'l. I'
w ins. Hie e 'Uii mi-si. n v. ill
un.piesl ionablv enjovm-ut ot
senCai to give pr.per :
,s A UnTH'AF Itl'.l'oill
The statistical part .f '
shows as folhevs:
X--wc,! abiation of R iho ;
Otln'r Ci'HnU ions --
llie 4 iiiiiii---doii,
Atlanti' 'oast Fine-
Seaboard Air Fin- '
Southern Raila' ownd
lines) 1 1
Soutlieru Railway (bas'd
lines) 1 :
M 1st 11a iifoiis Riads
Telegraph Companies . ... 1
T b-jdnuie ('ompanb s . . t.
S.tith-rn Fxpress Cmpan-
Fleet ric Fight and his ,'s
Str.- t Railway e'.impani : . I
Water Works Companies..
Steamboat Companies ....
1 h idy- and Canal 'o n ....
R-frig-rator Cempan.v. . . .
Total $ :
Crnnd Ttal 7
Atlantic Coast Fine !
S alioai d Air Fin'
Misc llam-ous Roals
Total all roads
Faiiiiugs and I"Hii-rf"-- Fi i
Fa mine .
A. C. Fine .... $ ."..77 1, 1 - I
S. A. Fine .... ::..S V.MS7
S. Railway... 1ii.3M.hio;
..? J-M -n,7o;
jm r;ting 'Xp-ns.-s do- s
t: xes and inte-re-pt.
A. '. Fin-
S. A. Fine-
Si uthe-rn Railway
M is lla iif-ous
Capital Slock and Found' i l
A. C. Fine-. .. S,o 7 7 ?i
S. A. Fin.-. ... 1 - j s J,7J . I '
So. Railway.. L'lt.l IT.IH I
$61, a-:, to.-,
pl . .
A . '. Lin- $ :;, v r, :,
S. A. Fine ::. ';;
So. Railway '.. F.
M i.-, I lam ons ... ::. to;
A erase Daily Wag
Frig in- Con;
A. Fin-. . . ? f.::7
S. A. Fine ... p..
So. Rail wa v. . .!
Aee-ide-nt-. I IVi-on-
A. Rim- ,
S. A. Him-
.M i - I !ri ii(-ojs
It 1 ' '
'! a a 1 i-i
I IK IIHC-.
"t' l a ! a 1 1 1 o u i 1 1 f J n, . ,;. . .
llSte-d With til- .,;,,;.; ,
Tin- utd i-s j '' hi r. i -amount
oT mi onn s w . , .
All the o!h-rs re-tut in !
? 1 'lO.Ol'fi.
From the following en;:."
Alexander. Asln-. .im i-Cnrritue-J.
., i e. Ciaha.n'
.Mitchell, I'o!k. Watauga. N
'a pita I St oi l; . . . .".
Sur plus Fund
WAMFD LAD V OK (.IAH1
of fair eeliioatioii to travel
'f ?.',",(). iiimi capital: s..!r
per year, payable v. kl..
al vaiie-e.l. A.Idrcs;; C". '
Hulcigh. N. C.