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unetime it w in nn
am not going to
nor an eulogy
1st !ut there
il'out it. As
uc stood by
keen a death in our ma
is in ihin mournlul ;
Indue Milner said, as
the open grave. " 1 h:s is the most
succisstul and satisfying funeral I
iA er attended.'" Did anybody ever
hear . f a funeral being a success, or
that it was satisfactory to those who
stood with uncovered heads about
the grave? Why not? Because in
ninety-nine casts out of 100 there is
some sting in death - some sorrow
for the dead or some pangs tor the
living, but the death of Colonel
John I. Howard was the one excep
tion. He was old enoughhe was
good enough. He died in his right
mind, and willingly and without suf
fering. Well, of course there are
many aged mt n ot whom the same
can be said, but Colonel Howard had
been a Cmd fearing man. all lr.s ma
ture life a man of principle good
princi i!e honest, truthtul, charitable,
anil diligent in business. He was
everybody's Iricnd and everybody
was his friend, but that is not all.
His aged wife had gone on beiore
him, and was waiting at the gate.
His children were all grown and
p. .it i nl v matrictl, ami were near Hun
in las last illness.
lllelll Well, both by
His 'ess -I
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s'. Why shouldn't 1
his funeral was a
umph an ovation-
iillg U 11.
was hushed and silent in our t.
The stores ware all tl.eed,
streets deserted, and ii seemed i
fli,. .!.!-. i tli lei i I n il Mi- :n i illt
i tile C
ilMereil at til.
r . can', h, and
in tin ir i a n.
s'h 111 I
the . .
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saw belt .i e
f colored I.
a- hill ami
clnmeil tnc good
It was a si-lit I
that Ii n- r .ces
Iks iln ssed in their
tud marching d n
a. 'i'oss the alley
. to the ;
. it the
rae, win re the ear
lites had c. Higiegalcd.
. they stt ii 1 u ith-
u lu n the nivai her
tr..n;4 mi n came
n H' leav e to e. el'
. out the circle, an,
said amen, their
I ft H'ward and askei
Inni up, ;im
"He was the c!
Iricnd in Carters-
that was why
shouliln't he die? And
I inl-e M ilner said w ith
ike it all in all it is the
enn tn n: "la
luneral I ever attend
ed." There was no stin about it.
In some respects Colonel Howard
was an extraordinary man. and the
best exam le tor voun- men to lol
low that lever knew. He was by
far the best read man in our town,
and the best scholar, and vet he had
but little schooling in his youth. Ik
was poor and had to work. He
rt ad ettotl boi .ks by ni-ht and stud
ied them. He mastered the (had
lanuaes, and read l'rt. nch tluentlv,
and rejoiced in Shakespeare and the
Ln-lish poets. lie had an appro
priate quotation always ready. On
. mv last vis:l to his sick-room he
vs.iitl, villi a smile, "I am just waiting
on my Maker, and then I will draw
the drapery ot mv coin.li about me
ami lie down to pleasant dreams."
He was refined in the best literature,
and the wonder ot it is how he be
came so, lor he was always immers
ed and absoibed in active biisiit'-ss.
As a merchant ami a banker he k' pt
well vi) with the minutest details.
He had no desire to amass i;ivat
wealth, but worked hard from a
sense oi duty, ant l Ins charities m-
L creased W
4 no color li
ith lr.s inn mc. I Ie drew
me m mmistenm to the
.or and dependent, ami that is
why the colored people loved linn so.
His broad pliilanlhrophy look in ev
ery! it uly.
liob Rogers, his lite-long
straightened up and shook
as he saitl : "( ieiult man, he
was tin- best man I ever knew, ami he
paid his debts according to promise."
Uncle bob is an old-time, debt-paving
llaptist. That used to be a car
dinal principle of their religion, but
they say it is weakening a little now.
H u ell, oi course we can t
like Colonel Howard, but we
like to. ,ot lonv; a-o iln re
controversy ooin on in the
im s, and the question was,
worth liv in.'?" Col. Howari
. i know, mi ue was always nappy ot
I v ijSet nied to be, and if one man is hap-
.;py why not others? Why not all?
J i What is the matter with the human
' family? Why the gn at increase of
I ' suicides? I stein a late magazine
I an essay on suicide, and its caption
1 is, "Is Suicide a Sin," and the author
argues that in many cases it is not.
It is getting to be quite a business,
and it all comes troin living wrung
from violating, nature's laws.
The influence ot;i good man does
u. it die with him. I don't believe
that it ever dies, but is like the
small waves that circle around the
tone that is dropped in a pool, and
tin v widen and circle until they
reach the distant shore. No won
der the pn tphet said:
"Oh, in.iv I die the death of the
righteous, and in.iv mv last end he
o uoiidel the poet said:
the ri'-lite, ms w hen he
Win r. sinks the weary
I low 1'iiklly beam the
I low i;elllly he.tes
ill to lest.
ex '-li 111;.;
Xo wonder the man of Cod, said as
he looked upon the coffin of Colonel
Howard. "1 love to preach a fjood
man's funeral." Of course lie does,
but many a time have I been sorry
for the preacher who is obliged to
stand before the unloved, unhallowed
dead, ami say something that &ives
hope and comfort. It reminds me of
an epitaph I once saw upon a tomb
stone, "1 Ie bean the world a poor
bov and dietl a citizen ot laree es-
This is the best eulogy.'
it was, for he was the worst man I
ever knew, and no minister could be
had to preach his funeral.
Now, what I hav e written is not in
tended as a sermon, but strictly as a
matter of business. Ifayounman
desires tt i make a success oi lite he
must have ..some plan some aim
some principle to imide him. No
man is willing to jump up anil down
lor tiftv years, and then lie down
and die like a d. dies and be tor
eotteii. A man who never thinks
about his ow n funeral is an idiot. The
more he thinks about it the better
will he be and the happier. A man's
death is a bitter tiling than all his
life, and he had better get ready for
it and set his house in order. A wild,
reckless, good-hearted young man
was telling me how kindly and tend
erly a good old lady talked to him
about religion and repentance and
death and the judgment ami heaven
and the new Jerusalem and the angels
and all that, and he said. "I liked to
"And what did you sav to her?" I
"Oh," sai.l he. "I told her I cxpect
td it was a big thing a mighty big
thin.'., and 1 reckon it is don't you?"
Well, it is a big thing to live right,
and a bigger thing to die calm and
serene. 1 ll I.I. A HI",
l lu- spl int;.
Of all seasons in the year, is the
one foi making radical changes in re
gard t health. During the winter,
tin- system becomes to a certain ex
tent clogged with waste, ami the
blowd loaded with impurities, owing
to lack of exercise, close confinmcnt
in poorlv cntilated shops and homes,
and other causes. This is the cause
of the dull, sluggish, tired feeling so
general at this season, and which
must be overcome, or the health may
be entirely broken down. Hood's
Sarsaparilla has attained the greatest
1 to Hilarity all over the country as the
favorite Spring Medicine. It expels
the accunuilatii n of impurities through
the bow t ls, kineys, liver, lungs and
skin, giv es to the blood the purity
and quality necessary to good health
and overcomes that tired feeling.
What a wife, who thinks her hus
band has told her all, hasn't been
told is .simply appalling.
or Owr I'il'l v Yoiii
Mrs. Winslovv's Soothing Syrup
has been used for over fifty years by
millions of mothers for their children
while teething, with perfect success.
It soothes the child, softens the gums,
allays all pain, cures wind colic, and
is the best remedy for Diarrhoea. It
will relieve the poor little sufferer im
mediately. Sold by Druggists in
ev e ry part of the world. Twenty-five
cents a bottle. l!e sure and ask ior
"Mrs. Winslovv's Soothing Syrup,"
and take no other kind.
Our spare hours are well named;
thev st em the shortest of the day.
A Safe I n -st in.-iit.
Is one which is guaranteed to bring
you satisfactory results, or m case ot
failure a re turn of purchase price. On
this safe plan you can buy from out
advertised Druggist a bottle of Dr.
King's New Discovery for Consump
tion. It is guaranteed to bring relict
in ev ery case, when used for any af
fection of Throat, Lungs or Chest,
such as Consumption, Inflammation
of Lungs, Bronchitis, Asthma,
Whooping Cough, etc., etc. It is
pleasant and agreeable to taste, and
can ;il ways be
depended upon. I rial
at A. W. Rowland's
i tttles free
The buyer who tries
iw n is a price-fighter.
to beat you
M l it V in.
We desire to say to our citizens,
that for years we hav e been selling
Dr. King's New Discovery for Con
sumption, Dr. King's New Life Pills,
bucklen's Arnica Salve and Electric
Hitters, and have never handled rem
edies that sell as well, or that have
iven such universal satistaction. We
tlo nut hesitate to guarantee them
every time, and we stand ready to
n -hind the purchase juice, if satistac
tory results do not follow their use.
These remedies hav e won their great
popularity purely on their merits. A.
W. Rowland Druggist.
Many a wealthy old gentleman
succeeds in ruling his relations entire
ly by will power.
''LET ALL THE ENDS TIIOU ALm'sT AT, BE THY COUNTRY'S, THY GOd's,
WILSON, WILSON COUNTY, N. C. APRIL 1
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Life ami l'lmru-lT Tli Imposing Fu
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Mtiui-liin A Mini Shock - 'Hie Cry at
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The State Chronicle of Wednes
day, April 8th, says:
"Governor l-'owle is dead."
This morning about 12:30 o'clock
this sudden and terrible announce
ment stilled the music at the gay as
sembly of Raleigh's young people at
the Capital Club, and hushed every
voice of merriment.
It carried consternation to every
heart, and produced a sadness never
before felt in Raleigh. The pleasant
gathering dispersed with a sad heart
for in all that throng there was not
one who did not hold the Governor
in highest esteem, and who did not
grieve in the announcement of his
sudden and untimely death.
There were many in that brilliant
assemblage who knew the Governor
well and who had enjoyed his friend
ship anil hospitality. All young
people who came near him, had a
warm regard for him, and when the
terr'ble and sudden news of his death
came to them, tears came unbidden
to nr:ny eyes, and without a mo
ment's delay they hastened to quit the
scene of festivity.
The death so stunned his family,
friends and physicians that no news
of the sad event w as heard up the
street until a few minutes to one
o'clock. When it was stated, the
news ran over the city like a terrible
shock. No one except his ultimate
friends and close associates in the af
fairs of the State knew that he was
ill, and the announcement came as a
clap of thunder from a clear sky.
For two days Governor Fowle had
not been feeling niite well, but was
not thought to at all dangerously
affected. I Ie did not go to the Ex
ecutive Office on Monday, and on
yesterday, though better, he did not
go to the Office. His physician. Dr.
Fab I layvvood, advised, as a pure
matter of precaution, that he stay at
home. This he did, and was thought
to be much better than on Monday.
After supper, a young iricnd called
to see him and' found him in fine
spirits. In his most genial mood,
the Governor saitl, "I believe it
would do me good to get up and
take a little exercise." Afterwards as
was his wont every night, his young
er children came to him to be near
him while they studied their lessons
and have his fatherly direction and
aid. His mind was clear and he as
sisted his daughter, Mary, to work a
problem in her arithmetic lesson,
saying, when he had finished the
most difficult problem, "There, it is
difficult, and I expect your teacher
would not have an easy time work
ing it herself." He was in the best
spirits anil none of his symptoms
were alarming. Shortly afterwards
he called his daughter, Mary, ami
saitl, "My little girl, I do not feel
well, and I am glad you are here. I
feel that I may need you to sit up
with me to-night." About that time
his daughter, Miss Helen, came into
the room again (she having been
with her father with tender solicitude
in what was supposed to be a slight
indisposition) and the Governor, al
ter smiling to her said, "Helen, I am
tainting," and fell back unconscious
upon Ins pillow, to the consternation
of his children. His daughter damp
ened a towel and ran to him to ren
der assistance. The servants were
summoned one ran for Dr. McKce,
another for Drs. Kurke and Hubert
Haywood and Miss Helen herself ran
for her uncle, Dr. Fab Haywood.
Dr. Fab Haywood was the first to ar
rive, but the Governor was already
dead. In fact he did not live five
minutes after his words, "I am faint
ing." The doctors think he died
probably of apoplexy. He dietl at
1 1:30 o'clock.
Messengers hurriedly carried the
news through the city, and in a short
while the State officers and many
prominent citizens hurried to the Ex
ecutive Mansion which had suddenly
been transformed into a home of
gloom and grief.
Capt. Batchelor, of the Governor's
Guard, tenderetl an honorary guard,
a detail of that company, whose suc
cess and achievements always gave
great joy to the Governor, w ill be on
The Council of State had a formal
meetine at an early hour after mid
night, and put the matter of draping
the Capitol and Executive Mansion
in mourning in charge oi State Au
ditor Sanderlin. These emblems of
mourning will be elaborate and in
keeping with the high office which
our distinguished fellow citizen held
Dr. James McKee, President of
the Capital Club, ordered that build
ing to be appropriately draped and it
will be done to-day.
There will be a meeting of the
Council of State this morning at 10
o'clock. A telegram was sent to
Governor Holt, at his home at Haw
River, and ne is expected 10 ieacn
the city tins -morning in time 10 at-
tend the meeting of the Council of
I Telegrams were sent to his brother , Maryland, and with him shared the ' and hamlet throughout the mourning , IUU1U-
'in Washington and his other rela- ' iumors ,,f his class. He graduated ! State. ! ,,T',k"1"" "lU . "f """""
! tives, and to Private Secretary S. F. 1 at Princeton in 181, was admited to Before nine o'clock it seems that Chief Justice Mernmon, approacii
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l einur, wno is 111 uauitiioje.
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Canitol until the funeral on 1 nurs
d.iv. the hour and particulars ot
which will be announced later.
A Devoted 1'alln-i-.
The deep and tender sympathies
of all the people of Raleigh and
throughout the State go out to the
sorely bereaved children. Never
was there a happier family, a more
dev oted father, or one more tenderly
beloved by his children. The Gov
ernor's home life was sweet and beau
tiful to reflect upon. He had a warm
anil tender heart, and all his children
came to him as freely as to a mother.
Between them there was no restraint.
He loved them and they knew that
no company was so pleasant to him
as their society. In their sports and
pleasures, as well as their studies, he
took a deep interest. His home-life
was singularly delightful to him, and
when troubled in court or in affairs of
State he would turn to the compan
ionship of his children for relaxation
and happiness. To his younger
children, since the death of his wife in
1SS6, he had been mother and father,
and his tenderness and love will ever
remain to them their most priceless
treasure. As the Chief Executive of
the great State of North Carolina he
set an example of simple, unaffected
md happy home-hie which might
with profit be followed by all the citi
zens of the State.
UK ( liiii-.n-;-r.
In character, the Gov ernor likewise
set an example m upright liv ing.
He was a man of the highest integri
ty and personal purity. Fond of in
nocent pleasures and amusements, he
used them to administer to .health and
happiness but never abused them.
He was a total abstainer and never
touched liquor in any shape. He
did not fear il for himself but he be
lieved it to be his duty to set an ex
ample of temperance to the young
men by whom he always loved to
He was a conscientious man and
trusted in the Savior. His faith was
simple and unaffected, and his heart
was full of the milk of human kind
ness. For many years he had been
a devoted Presbyterian, and was a
member of the First Presbyterian
church in Raleigh. Firm in his faith,
he was a man of broadest catholicity
and free from sectarian bias, ue
had enjoyed peculiar privileges ot
knowing his religious views and his
convictions. That he lived in the as
surance of a better world we have no
doubt, and we believe that he has
been called to a home not made
with hands. Suddenly called to
render an account for the deeds done
in the body, the summons found him
ready. He had not allowed his po
litical interests or his duties as Gov
ernor tt) allow him to forget that his
first duty was tt) his Creator, and in
all things he acknowledged Him and
tried to do I lis will. God rest his
faithful anil loving soul !
.liiilni-.1 rat ion.
Writing' under heaviest pressure,
we cannot at this lime tlo justice to
his life and character or put a thought
ful estimate upon the value oi his
public services. That they entitled
him to the exalted position ot Gover
nor the people said in 1 8S.S, ami be
fore that thousands had sought to
elevate him to that high position. Our
acquaintance with the Governor hail
been of comparatively recent date,
and we had not known him well un
til since his election to the guberna
torial chair. His public acts as Gov
c, nor are well know n to our readers.
We shall refer to them to-morrow
at some length. It is enough to say-to-day
that it is our belief that his
administration of that high office was
actuated by a patriotic desire to ad
vance the welfare of the State, and
with an eye single to making his ad
ministration progressive, wise and de
serving of the commendation of the
people of the Shite. There was no
back-door influence to ins administra
tion. It was free from the slightest
breath of suspicion of any kind. It
was honorable, clean and open. I Ie
was easy of approach and gave a
hearing to all parties, and gave con
sideration to the claims of all. I Ie
was bold and did not fear to assume
responsibilities, and his administra
tion will he regarded as w isely pro
gressive, honorable and worthy of
the upright man w ho filled the office
of Chief Executive oi his native State
The Chronicle writes not as a jour
nalist merely in expressing the grief
which this sad event carries to many
hearts. Our relations with the Gov
ernor were of such a nature as to
know him well. We were warmly
attached to him, ami out side of his
immediate family no one will be more
sorrowful or more deeply grieved
than the editor of this paper. His
warm heart, genial nature, patriotic
endeavor to serve the State, and his
sunny temper, and desire to secure
the betterment of the people had giv
en us an affectionate esteem for him;
and now that he is dead we feel that
while the State loses an able states
man, our loss is that of a frank, cor
dial and sincere friend. Mourning
will decorate our public buildings. Its
J sad badge will rest upon our hearts,
for the Cheit Executive was to us
more than the w orthy occupant of a
great office he was a friend in whom
we trusted and whom we loved.
A Sketch of H is Life.
Gould Fowle was born in
V asuuigiou mis oiaie, 011 .uaieii iu,
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iSi. In i8a he entered the la-
mous 15mg!iam School and alterward
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; entered Princeton College, a. )., at
die age of sixteen. He was a class-
I mate of Hon. Barnes Compton, of
: tne nar m ios i ami sciucu in i.aieigu
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- ; ;UKi where he has always been held
jn the highest esteem.
j Gov. Fowle was twice married and
survived both wives. I lis first wife
was Miss Ellen Brent, daughter of
Chief Justice Richmond Pearson, who
died in 1S62 leaving two children,
Margaret, now wife of Mr. P. II. An
drews, of this city, and Martha, wife
of Mr. D. B. Avera, of Johnston
'A In 1866, he married Mary E. only
daughter of Dr. F. J. Haywood, who
died in 18S6, leaving three children,
Misses Helen and Mary Fowle and
Daniel G. Fowle, Jr.
At the outbreak of the civil war
he enlisted in the old Raleigh Rifles
and marched to the front as second
Lieutenant. 1 Ie served consecutively
in the offices of Major of the Commis
sary Department ami Lieutenant Co
lonel ot the 31st Regiment, when he
was cap.ured and imprisoned at Fort
Hill, in Leautort county, February 8th
1862. In that same year he was re
leased and entered the Legislature as
the representative from Wake county
alter the athournment of which he
was made Adjutant General of the
State with the rank of Major General.
In the fall of 1863 he resigned his
commission and ran for the Legisla
ture again on the anti-Holden ticket,
being the only candidate elected by
the opponents of Governor I lolden.
In 1S65 he was appointed by Gov.
Holden as Judge of the Superior
Court, and the subsequent Legisla
tures re-elected him until in 1S67 he
resigned because he would not carry
out the orders of the Military Gover
nor, Gen. Sickles. 1 Ie manifested in
1 manner so emphatic as never to be
forgotten, his veneration for the Con
stitution and his love for constitution
al government. He felt deeply the
humiliation of a judiciary dependent
upon the will of military satraps, and
his admirable conduct m refusing to
be an instrument to such degradation
and his masterly denunciation of such
subversion of constitutional govern
ment deserve to be remembered as
long as patriotic men love constitu
tional liberty. The attempt to make
judges partizan tools made so deep
in impression upon his mind that he
never was so eloquent as when de
picting the evils that would come to
the people if constitutional govern
ment should perish from the earth.
In 1S65 he was chairman of the
State Executive Committee, and threw
ill his energy and strength into the
campaign that followed. I Ie was af
terwards a candidate for the Senate
from Wake and Franklin counties,
but was defeated though he led his
ticket. In 1876 the Convention put
him on the Tilden and Hendricks,
electoral ticket as Elector at Large.
So we'll did he conduct the campaign
that it was evident had Tilden been
inaugurated he would, more than
probably, have appointed him Attor
ney General. In every Convention
thereafter he received flattering votes
for the Gubernatorial nomination and
it was in the Convention of 1S8S that
placed him enthusiastically at the
head of the ticket. He was elected
by 13,718 majority and was inaugura
ted as Governor on January i8th,
In June last he was invited to de
liver the literary address at his Alma
Mater, Princeton College. His en
gagements prevented. He was hon
ored with the degree of LL D. This
degree had previously been given
him at Davidson College, anil in 1S89
the Universiry of North Carolina had
given him the same degree.
It was just in January last that he
moved into the elegaut new mansion
built by the State and revived the old
custom of Governor's receptions. He
had planned to make these recep
tions occasions for the social gather
ings of great pleasure to the people
of the city and State.
The Chronicle of Thursday, April
Lying in State.
Yesterday was a day of sorrow at
All public offices were closed and
no public business was transacted.
The Capitol was draped in heaviest
mourning, and the heads of the peo
ple bowed down in sorrow.
It was four o'clock in the morning
when quietude returned to the Gov
ernor's mansion which had since mid
night been the scene of sad and
Until the first gleam of day broke
on the sleeping city no sounds of hu
man tread could be heard m all that
square surrounding the late home of
our dead Governor. The mansion
was returned to its seeming repose,
yet there were souls within its walls
wrapped up in the loved form of a
dead father and friend.
The only visible signs of action lay
in the constant flickering of the elec
tric flame without and the seething of
the large, mellow light that hung
from the ceiling of the mansion.
About five o'clock the early il.iwn
awoke the hundreds of vvorkingmen
who, starting to their daily tasks,
were stunned by the almost incredi
These were the first hours of
dawn. The flags on the Capitol
were lowered to half-mast and, ere
day blazed in her fullness, citizens
left their beds of sleep to read the
startling intelligence in the morning
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, ter and a large e.xira euuion uispuea
j The first flash of tl ie sad ev ent
, seems to have awakened every city
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and around the
ot tne oovernor,
Capitol fences, gates and walls sever
al hundred congregated to learn full
al hundred congregated
er particulars and to mutually ex
press their deep sorrow at the afflic
tion which had come, not only upon
the stricken family, but upon a su it k
I'liieliij; The KeiitaiiiM in The C'akel.
At an early hour Mr. I no. W.
J Brown, the undertaker, placed the '
body of the Governor in a handsome j
rosewood casket, upon whose cover
was inscribed the words:
DANIEL GOULD FOWLE
BORN MARCH 3, 1S3I.
DIED APRIL 7, 1891.
The remains were then placed
the parlor of the mansion to await
then- removal to the Capitol at
Visiting The Maii-.i.n.
Before the hour had arrived lor the
removal many distinguished citizens
visited the Mansion, consisting ol
State and city officers and distin
guished visitors. The Governor's
Staff, composed of Lieutenant Colo
nel E. G. Han-ell, Cols. William
Grimes, Fred A. Olds and Austin
Grimes were present in their full dress
uniform, as were also a detachment
of the Governor's Guard who pa
trolled in front of the Mansion.
IU-nialiiN I'omlueteil to The Capitol.
It was 11:50 o'clock when the
Governor's Guard left their armory
in full dress for the Mansion. With
muffled drums and steady tread they
moved up Fayettcville street in full
rank, preceded by the drum corps,
arriving in front of the Governor's
home at 12:01, p. m. There had
gathered about thirty of his close
friends and acquaintances to accom
pany the remains. From the fresco
ed walls looked down upon the sol
emn scene the faces of men who had
done honor, with Governor Fowle,
to the high oftice in which our chief
tain fell. From a distant entrance
could Le seen the faces of two old
colored women, the Governor's ser
vants, with tears flowing down their
care-worn cheeks, which incident, il
lustrating the high regard in which
he was held by the colored as well as
the white citizens, added to the sor
The Guards had been at the man
sion some ten minutes w hen Captain
Batchelor detailetl eight of his men
as temporary pall-bearers to conduct
the remains to the hearse: Messrs. J.
J. Whitehead. Thad. M.Jones, B. F.
Johnston, C. D. Arthur, E. H. Ba
ker, T. C. Williams, Jr., and Geo.
Sears. The procession then left the
mansion for the Capitol. Just follow
ing the hearse were the Governor's
Guard, after which came Rev. John
S. Watkins, D. D., his pastor, on the
arm of Secretary of State Octavius
Coke. Just behind them followed
the other State officers, and many
citizens of Raleigh and the State.
Thev Iteuch The iijillol.
The city bells, which had tolled
during the escorting of the body to
the Capitol, ceased as the hearse
reached Halifax street entrance to
Union Square. A dense throng ot
anxious people crowded along the
siilewalks and every avenue was
taken up in their dec) anxiety to
catch one glimpse of the casket
which contained all that remained of
their distinguished Governor ami fellow-citizen.
Police soon cleared the
way ami the procession moved slow
ly around the Capitol building to the
Hillsboro Street Entrance where it
halted. The Guard's detail tender
ly took the corpse from the hearse
and bore it to the Capitol Rotunda,
laying it on a catafalque.
The K-m:itMa I.J Ins t: St.ite.
It was a sad, sad scene. The un
dertaker oixned the casket while the
large crowd, neart sincKcn auu
seemingly fearful in breathless excite
ment refrained from approaching the
casket of their chief. But in a mo
ment they gave way and ever after
wards a stream of humanity flowed
by, and thousands of people looked
for the last time upon the genial form
lying as a flower of knighthood in
joyous garb. His voice was hushed
forever, but honor's stain was on his
brow and valor's star was on his
breast, anil "the peace which passeth
all understanding descended upon
It was a sorrowful scene; from the
railing overhead hung long folds ot
drapery, and the corridors were lined
and wraped in a sombre garb, while
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the Governor's office and the chair
in which he used to sit when discharg
ing his solemn duty as the Chief Ex
ecutive of a great State, were heavily
decoratetl in white ami black.
A rich profusion of delicate lillies,
violets and beautiful hot house plants
almost covered the catafalque and they
were fitting, for no man loved beauti
ful flowers any more than did our de
The Guards left a detail of men to
protect the remains in the rotunda all
the evening, and as the crowds pass
ed through they politely kept order
and strict decorum.
I.ieut. ;v. Holt Arriie.
Telegrams had been sent to Lieu
tenant Governor Holt at his home in
Haw River yesterday morning early,
and he arrived on the east-bound
mail at two o'clock, being met at the
depot by State Secretary Coke, State-
Auditor Sanderhn and many relatives
r itwi trirnM
lie at once weiu 10 nic
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he arrived exactly at
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220 OlloCK. aim, eiueiiusj i4i- -av -
.. y pj aside his hat and
j n 1 t( t k from Executive Clerk
: l"c j '.J Bible which he hel.l in
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vou into the oftice ol Governor 01
North Carolina, your predecessor
- having died on last night. Are you
- prepared'" "I am," the Governor re-
sponded. He then repeated after the j and mourn the loss of its noble Gov
Chiet Justice the oaths to support the ; ernor. Standing near the statue of
Constitution and laws of the Crated i W.ihineton. in Canitol Suu.iie. and
htate of .North C.aro'111.1,
and that he will fiithfitllv
duties appertaining to tlu
Governor. Alter 1
had then sworn
him into office Chit flusfue Merrinion
offered him his hand, saying:" -While
I sincerely deplore the death of om
predecessor, 1 niter you mv heartiest
congratulations as Governor of X'oith
He leu Hi,
The new Govern
the rotunda v. here f
r then walked to
r a lew 111. inu nts
he looked upon tlu
remains 1 t his
late iiedecesrii r.
Mea-tins; ol' 1 lu- V.iiV Ollir. i -.
A meeting of the State officers
was held in the office of Secretary of
State at 10 o'clock yesterday morn
ing. Present: Octavius Coke. Sec
retary of State; G. W. Sanderlin.
Auditor; D. W. Bain, Treasurer; and
T. F. Davidson, Attorney Genera!.
Secretary Coke presided ami
Treasurer Bain was appointed Secre
tary. The object of tin- meeting, as
stated by the chairman, was to take
appropriate action in respect to the
death of the late Gov ernor of the
State, His Excellency Daniel G.
It was announced that the body of
the Governor would be removed to
the Capitol at 12 o'clock m. to day
and laid in state in the rotunda.
The following telegram from His
Excellency, Gov. McKinney. of Vir
ginia, was ordered to be placed on
record in the State Council proceed
ings: Richmond, Ya., April s, 1891.
Ot TAVU S Com:, Skct'v. 01 Statk :
For myself ami the people of Vir
ginia I desire to express my deep
regret at the loss which North Caro
lina has just sustained in the death oi
her distinguished Governor. Please
convey my personal sympathy and
condolence to his family.
P. W. ib'KlNM v,
A telegram was received iroin
Lieutenant Governor Thomas M.
Holt, expressing sympathy and an
nouncing that he would arrive in
Raleigh by the earliest train. .
Treasurer Bain was instruvted to
provide carriages ami floral ottt rings.
On motion of Attorney General
Davidson Auditor Sanderlin was re
quested to receive Lieut.Gov. Holt
on his arrival in city to-day ami es
cort him to the Capitol where he will
take the oath of office. The meet
Adjutant Genera! James D. Glenn
was appointed Chief Marshal.
The family of the deceased having
committed to the State officers the
matter of making all arrangements
for the funeral the following hoii n -
aiy pall-bean rs were appointed:
Hons. T. J. Jarvis, M. W. Ran
som, T. S. Kenan, E. G. Reade, A.
S. Seymour. Renin P. Battle, 1 .
Jermgan, . ( . Mckae, ( .
bee. Esti" Col. A. P.. An.
Jas. McKee, Bcnj. F. Paik, I '.si
It was announced that the In
4:30 o'clock this afternoon at th
Presbyterian 1 hun li ot this civ
been selected for the funeral, Rev.
S. Watkins, 1). D., pastor, to ofiici
In the afternoon ot yesterday G.v
T. f. Holt, his Council and Attor
ney General met in the ollue of Sec
retary of State and arrangements as
heretofore announced were pel It 1 ted
and ordered to be published.
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From all over the country tele
grams were received yesterday even
ing conveying Hie sympauiv i a
heart-stricken State to th- funily oi
the deceasetl Governor. 1 hey were
from the Governors oi different
Southern States and Mayors ol
North Carolina cities and towns.
Many of the business houses ami
private residences wen- draped in
'ili- I init ial.
The Chronicle, of Friday, April
10th, contained the following:
Our Governor sleeps in Oak wood.
A mourning State paid it- last tri
bute of respect and laid him down to
his last site).
Yesterday was a sadder day than
our eyes have yet seen in this the
capital of" our great State.
All Wednesday night sentinels
stood guarding the body of our late
Governor, which remained m state in
the capitol rotunda, and in the dark
ness of the latter hours of night the
lone sentinels tread, with the gas j. ts
overhead, only served to break the
death-like stillness whit h reigned su
preme. Under the stately dome of the cap
itol, guarded by his soldier boys, be
neath the pile' of fragrant lillks and
surrounded by palms and i' rns. the
beloved burden in that casket was
iu,t iliwtitr IC( hV a SlIVJ iC ap! i!'o'l'.II I
through, the stillness of lh-long and
dreary hours of night.
But day broke over the city and at
an early hour citizens ami visitors
were stirring and alert making ready
the sad day on which to bury their
Ml the morniiv.'-a stream of human-
itvt.oured thrniiL'h the sw inging dot rs j
r.r.l.i. I-"-.veitevil!e street entrance ami !
it is f-srim'nted that nearly ten thous-
1 ...,.,.!. 1,..L-.-il into the cenial V
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tin c ami 1 ueiess i.tic m "" '
ernor for the last time.
Makiiii; i:. iiil.v Tli- Ita .' n.
Raleigh did honor to the m-.-mnry
of her patriotic cjtizen by draping al
most every building down Fayette
ville street, and by noon, as the surg
ing mass of humanity nervously mov
ed alone her sidewalks it was strik
ingly evident that the State had gath-
to sorrow with its capital city,
YEAR CASH IN ADVANCE.
takim- in .1 view to t here the (it.n-
nial Graded School rose to arrest the
ev e ol the spectator it was a sorrow
ful scene ol a 1110s; imposing charac
ter, a city wrapt in the sombre garb
.t an tally hour the stars and
stripes floating tioin the Government
Building were lowered to half mast
as a 111.11 k ot respect in tin a sympa
I t vv places oi business were open
ed ami even they closed at three
o'tloik in the alteinoon that no one
should be barred In mi rendering the
respect due die i liief t finer of the
I I.. t mini In it in-..
At nine o'cloek the Vance Guards
ot Henderson, under command of
Capt. Henry IV 1 i v, arrived, aceom
paanicd by a number of citizens
along the R. v li. railroad.
At 110011 a special train arrived
from New Berne bringing the Wilson
Light Infantry, under Capt. W. P.
Wooten, and the Goltlsboro Rifles,
Capt. W. T. Dortch commanding.
President W. S. Chadvvick, of the N.
C. railroad, had ordered this special
train in order to bring Governor
Fowle's brother ami sister, Mr. J. L.
Fovvle ami Mrs. Telfair, o" Washing
ton, to the sail occasion.
The train from the West was be
hind, 'nil when it did come it brought
about two hundred and filty passen
gers, among whom were the Burling
ton Light Infantry under Lieut. Car
roll, and the Duiliam Light Infantry
under Capt. Gattis. Besides these
gn at numbers of prominent citicus
from the Western part of the State
stepped from the train.
By three o'clock the capital square
was a seine of moving humanity.
The whole city was out en masse to
witness the sad occasion.
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As the tow n clock struck 2:30 the
casket containing the body was closed
and the face of our Governor was hid
from men forever. Thousands had
looked upon it with deepest sorrow,
young and old. rich ami poor, white
ami black, all had seen him as he lay
for his final sleep. Little children,
anxious to see the man whom they
were taught to revere, begged to be
lifted in the arms l the stronger
abo e the open t asket. But now it
was ilosed toiever and ihe large pil
low of the most lov ely and beautiful
flowers our eyes rested upon (the
floral tribute of" Capt. Bcnahan Cam
eron) was placed on the coitin lid. A
more beautiful or elegant floral tribute
has nev er been seen in Raleigh, and
it betokened that the great executive
bore ill death as in life "the white
fli iwer t 'I a I ilailH less lite."
IV .1 iux I li- !i I l.i in- I " II" li It ri Ii.
il was ;v 1 5 w lit 11 the battallion of
the Slate lU.utl fotnied in ranks ami
steadily marched up I av t II v ille
Street t. 1 the i apit' .1 gate. ' hi ie they
h.illttl and then proceeded up West
Morgan I" Salisbury where they
formed a long line along side of the
capitol l.u ing llu the same. Both
lodges of Odd I'tllou-, and the Ma
sonic order 11 atl formed luithei' down
in front ol the Baptist 1 hint li win re
they awaited the remains.
At 1:10 casket was takt n out the
noilli door, ami placed in the hearse.
Proceeded by the Governor's stall
the remains wire borne along the
long lit).- ..I" military to the First Pics
byterian I hurt h 1 m the 1 niicr of
Morgan and Salisbury streets. Along
side the hearse which was heavily
draped walked tin- following highly
respei I' ll colored men o the city
were tlv acting pall bearers: Surer
Atkins, Andrew Haywood, Eli Stan
ford, ("has Cardwell, Austin Dunston,
ames Biggs, ( has Gotten, George
The ca.skt t was borne to the hun h
entrance between th'- members ot the
Governor's Stati, who had p.uted
that il might pass.
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Few besides the fnnily ol the late
Governor, the pall bearers, officers of
the Slate, the representatives of the
colleges ami rnivt-rsity, ily officers
of Raleigh and their municipalities,
members of the Governor's staff and
distinguished visitors found seats in
th" First Presbyterian 1 hurch, where
th" simple and appropriate services
wen- held. Rev. John S. Watkins,
D. I )., 1 omlut ted the M-rviees.
Dr. Watkins' first selection was
Corinthians. 15th hapt.-r, after whit h
he very feelingly mailt- the following
'i he t hoir sang "Je-us, Sav iour ol
mv Soul," el- . A Set ond St let tioll
was then reatl from Romans, Sth
The pastor then annoum cd that
th" st i'v it s would be t out lulled at
th" grave, and as the remains
borne from the thunh, the
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At '5 d." funeral 01 ti g'
h m the following onl'T
Orili-l- i.f M;ii Ii.
( ioveiuor's Stall mounted.
The Raleigh Poli. f 1 'on .
,v Chief C. D. H. artt.
Adjutant if n. Jas. D. G
A. Olds, O. M. G.. Hubert Hay-
Surgeon (n il., l.ent lian '.am-I,,-p.
S. A. P., W. H. Wil
A. D. C.. no. S. Cunning-
.. D. C, Austin Grimes, A.
Lieut. G.I. F. G. Harrcll,
Old. Officer., Maj. S. H.
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Smith, Asst. Adj.
B. Grimes, Asst
( i. n., Capt. U in
Adj. Gen., Capt.
lo D Heart. Assistant Paymaster
General, Capt. W. Ii. S hem k, Ast
, A, U, H int O. iieial I. ielltiO.V HITTER
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