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THE NATIONAL CEMETERY.
At Sew Berne, X. C.,.on Memorial
This paternal government of the
United States keeps "watch and ward"
OTer eighty-three National Cemeteries,
one of -which is in the City of Mexico,
and the others are distributed among
twentj-tive states of the Federal Union.
There are also plats in many city and
country cemeteries where soldiers lound
bnrial during the civil war, which are
not regttruevi as IsauQnal Uemetenes.
That at Mexico comprises only a small
are j, aiout two acre?', and couimis tne
bodies ol rataer less than hve hundred
soldiers w'm tell in the Mexican war.
Among those established in the differ
ent portions or tbe national aoina-n.
th ro is x18 diversity iu respect of tbe
number located in the several stated, in
respect of area, method of acquiring title.
co.si, and number ol interments. V ir
giniu, tlie ieat Iwttlo ground of the civil j
war, has tne largest numuer, uimeeirr
Tennessee has seven, Kentucky has six,
arxl ao ;o down to North Carolina,
which baa four in addition to the one
named At the head of this article, one at
Wilmington, one at Raleigh, and one at
Tho la-gest Cemetery is at Arlington,
near Washington. It originally com
prised two hundred acres, but has recently
been enlarged to ao area of seven hun
dred. It conUins more than sixteen
thousand bodies, and the number is being
constantly increased. Next in size to it
is that at Cbataoooga, Tenn., having an
area of seventy-five acres, then that at
Nashville, ot aixtv-tour acres, Anderson
ville, Ga.-, of forty-three, and Vicksburg,
Miss, forty. The last four have had an
affTeirate of sixty thousand interments.
the n amber in each being quite nearly
equaL . From these large areas they di
minish to small plate, there being more
than twenty ot less tnan three acres each
seven of about one acre caco, and to
down to Balls Bluff, Va.. which is the
smallest one. containing only an area of
256 sauare v&rds or about one eighteenth
of an acre. .Thia little field of (o4) graves
is a regu'arty constituted National Ceme-
terr and is subject to all tbe rules and
The title was acquired in most cases
bv - Darchase. but also in several other
ways. In numerous instances the ceme
teries were established npon military
reservations. Thrt at Beaufort, S. C,
containing twenty-nine acres, was bid off
at a bx sale lor seventy-nve aoiiars.
That at Marietta, Ga., containing twenty
five acres was tbe gift of a loyal citizen.
The city of New Orleans donated the
grounds (13 acres) atCbalmette, La., and
tbe city authorities of Mob le, tbe three
acre plat at that place, mesne oi toe
National Cemetery at Raleigh was
donated by the state of North Carolina.
Tue pnee paid was quite variauif.
The highest relative cost was lor a hall
scse at Crown Hill, Ind., beirg fo.OOU
One acre at Staunton. Va . co.-t 8900.
Tvu acres ' at Knoxville. Tenn., cost
95,000. Five acres at Wilmington cost
2,000 and seven acres at Salisbury
650. In most cases tbe price was from
$130 to $200 per acre, but in a few in
stances less tban $100.
Tue- number of interments is in no re
gular proportion to tbe areas of the
cem" tones. The aixty-fonr acre cemetery
at Nashville, Tenn , and that of forty
e-at VKksburg, Miss., contain al
most , exactly the same number, being
about 16,500 each, while the little plat of
seven ' acres at Salisbury in this state,
contains over 12,000. The reason for this
l&rae number is that there was" stockade
for; prisoners, and for the same reason
oearly all (all except 92) are unknown,"-
that l, unidentified. Of course, tbe name
f "every soldier is known and upon- the
roll, but no suitable means of identifica
tion were used at tbe tranai, or tne nttv
fonr ' at Balls Blunt just mentioned, all.
witna single exception, are on the list ot
The whole num!erof acres in all the
National Cemeteries is a little more than
16,00, and the full number ol inter ments
exceeds 332,000. Of these the number
in North Carolina is 18.600. B. i
Tbe writer has visited all those in N on h
Carolina, S also that at Danville, Va.,
and the" one at Chattanooga, Tenn., and
is justified from personal observation and
comparison in saying that although there
Is a larger area enclosed, 'and many more
interments at ChattaruiOga, there is no
place anon; them all more ljiau'iful for
situation or- more highly enriched ami
adorned by the hand of culture t ban-that
at Nt w Berne.
This Cemetery. is distant about a nine
from the railroad station, and a little less
man two : '-milts trora tbe steamer land
ings, and i reached by one of the fimst
macadamized roads leading through uie
Crincipaljsirwt f the ciiy, constructed
y the government at a cvar f $20,000.
It is" matter o! recoid tliat the Cemetery
was cstablifluJ Feb. 1, 1367, auoer tne
direction of Lient. Aldrich of the 8th
V; S. Infantry, Acting Deiiot Quarter
Master. The plat is rectaogu'ar in form,
and - the ' dimensions are 400 (ret (north
73 mDDLIi STREET NEW BERNE, N- C.
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Wholesale Commission Merchants
FOR THE SALE OF
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Berries Peaches, Grapes. jSIelons and
iQrWaterinelnns & Stawberries ix fpecialty
166 KEADF STREET, EW YORK.
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Under Gaston Hoise, South Front Street, New Berne, N. C.
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Stoves, Carpenters Tools, Cutlery,
Table Ware, Barbed Wire,
GALVANIZED PIPE, PUMPS,
Lime, Plaster and Cement.
, DEVOES PURE READY MIXED PAINTS.
IPersonal attention to the prompt and correct filling ot all
orders. . mS3mw,dow
and south) bv 825 feet, muking an area of
a little more than seven and a half acres.
In the precise language of the convey
ance it cost the government $570.1"i.
It is enclosed by a high brick wall,
tastefully built in panels, which is in per
fect condition, and has recently r een set
the whole distance round inside wi:h
English ivv, which Iihs already climbed
to the top in many places and promises
to qnickly cover the whole surface. The,
front is toward the sunrise, and iro n the j
middle gate one may look out u; i
rich and highly cultivated li '! i
sloping down a little wn i.. i .e. use
river, here alut ;i mile wide, ami la net
across its bright wateis t th: ev; j;. . ii
shore beyond, wln-re in l'- l-"-kcu
stretches iIib tail pines :ill stand i-i the
As we pass within, oa the le : t the
ground rises at an easy guide leading U
to the Sunerinieriilcm's "Lodge," which
is nestled under the shade of tuc trees in
the south e:i-t corner. This pntty cot
Kiije. thouub con-triH-teil afier a rather
stereon pt- p .tn-n- -one a d a lialt
storii-s. VI itn r rem n rooi au unci
wimlows is uniuue in lllis, tha'. it is
built of shell ruck, abundant in this vi
cinity, which is a conglomerate ol
marine shells" embedded in matrix ot
natural hydraulic cement." Though
quite soft wt:eu taken from the tpxirry it
hardeus quickly, sustains ressure, re?its
tho action of the elements, and makes a
beautilul wall of a light drab coUr. The
English ivy takes to it kindly, and is
allowed to grow ou the. front and north
side, and though relentlessly shaven to an
inch in thickness to keep out the ne.s:s of
tbe sparrows, covers the entire surface
with its living green in absolute per
fection. On the right of the gateway is a I e uiti
ful grove, in Urge part of maple-, in the
midst of which ;s the speakers stand with
octagonal base of shell rock, live r six
feet high, and canopy ro.'t' supported by
litd-it iron lattice work at the anules, upon
which a profusion of vines climb and
From the entrance a brnr.d avenue
leads through the ceu'er, at a gently ris
ins erade. and passing under the inter
locking branches of the trees on either
side the dark sombre cedars, or the
lighter green and more cheerful foliaged
firs and larches and the many hued
deciduous trees, oaks and elms and
maples, snd others in multiplied variety
at the distance of alout two thirds the
way across the enclosure, it reaches the
highest part and thence gradually dfjs
cends to the western side. At this high
est point, in "the center of the avenue,
stands the tall, elegant flag staff in glis
tening white and gold, and from its top
tbe ' Old Glory," the flag of Freedom and
Union, floats on the breeze from the
rising to the setting sun. At suitable
places along either side are placed a num
ber of tablets cast in iron with raised
letters, bearing in a few instances '-rules
and regulati -ns," but usually some peelic
and patriotic sentiment, while in many
shady nooks and -chatty" places, neat
and comfortable settees invite the visitor
to linger a little, and restfully enjoy the
beautiful scene spiead out around nun.
In the progress of tbe years (27) the trees
r lan ted at the first have made excellent
growth, the shrubbery, judiciously
managed, and improved oy many roceni
additions, is in splendid condition, antl
the whole enclosure, in its variety and
symmetrical arrangement, presents such a
rare scene of sylvan wealth and beauty as
may well repay the cost of a visit.
Birds in great number and variety are
here, more than are in the country tor
miles around, not only attracted through
a natural instinct to its sheltering thick
ets, but influenced by an acquired sense
of safety from graceless lioys and merci
less hunters, fecores ot mocking birds
find cczy sites where they build their
nests and rear their callow broods, and
while the mother bird is intent on mater
nal duties her ''spouse,'' from some high
perch, preferably the topmost twig of the
tallest tree, hour aftt-r hour, pours forth
his sonl iu soDg. Sometimes a pair of
bins that have wintered iu this sunny
clime, are Deguuea irom returning to tue
lortherp home, and while "nesting" the
male robin vies with the mocking bird in
the sweetness and continuousuess of his
sou Hut the mocking bird has a "happy
tn'Ught" for surely if not easily surpass
ing h,s competitor, for during the full
on of the summer months, he sings,
not .uily amid the hours ot the passing
dav. 1 ut through all the livelong
night " U.
The nund'cr of persons originally
buried in the Cemetery was 591, of whom
49 were soldiers of the "C. S. A," (17
North Ca'olinians) who were all removed
and reinterred in Cedar Grove Cemetery.
The principal places trom which the
greater number were removed for final
sepulture here, are as belw: From
stinly Hospital, near the city l.OCti
from Cedar Grove Cemetery 145 Irom
New Heme battle ground and vicinity
141 from Kinston battle field nnd vicin
ity 145 Irom Morehead City Cemetery
and vicinity 28S from Beaufort Ceme
tery 221 from lloanoke Island 215
from other places near by 534. This re
presents the true number of graves to le
3 298. Of tbe occupants of these graves
oHfCMDiiDo p. nn
Y., Commereinl Agencies anil all Principal
2.725 were white soldiers. 24 ol whom
were U. S. commissioned officers 427
were colored troop 1;J( wcip c.tizens
14 were women 2 were c'liNhvn.
Anions those designated above as citi
zens, were clerks, telegraph opctators.
blacksmiths, carpenter". Millers team
sters, laborers, etc. To this list iim-t be
added the name of a patriotic citizen and
eminent lawyer. Mr. 11. F. Lehman, per
mission for whose bunai here was secured
through an Act of Congress
tloii. David Helton, who
and that of
Iowa, and was sent to this state in the
service of the Treasury Department, and
. terward represented the 2d. District in
Congress. lie died in 1870, f.nd his
burial was permitted here by reason of
his connection during the war.
Our knowledge of the women whose
bodies found sepulture here, extends only
to a small number. One was the widow
of Mr. Lehman, who for a few years sur
vived him, and was laid to rest by his
side, through permission of the War De
partment. A tad and handsome granite
monument marks their resting place.
Another w the widow of Congressman
Ileatoii. whose diath occurred in Ohio,
and who was placed here beside her hus
band, on a permit from the Q. M. G.
last October the last interment. A
beautilul marble tuo:uimctit indicates
their place of burial. One other may be
mentioned a young lady from Mass., by
the name of Carrie E. ( utter. She wad
betrothed to Charles K. Coledge (note
initials) of the 25th Mass. Infantry, who
fell at Roanoke Island. She went soon
after his death to visit bis place of burial,
having a presentment that she would
not return, nnd leaving a request tint ir.
such an event she might lie buried beside
him. Overcome with grief, she fell lite-
less upon his grave, an I agreeably to her
request the Sec. of vV'ar gave permission
that she might be removed here w ith him.
They rest side by side, under the shade of
an elm, about midway from front to reir
of the enclosure, next the northern wall,
her modest head-stone numbered and
lettered exactly like that of her lover.
The children buried here, are an infant
son of one former Superintendent and an
infant daughter of another.
The ground is laid off in sections of a
size to contain each two hundred graves.
In tii-.se sections the six Eastern States
are all represented, the u ost numerously
by .Mass.. and Conn., the lormer by nearly
GOO, the latter by about 2o0. The Middle
States are represented by N. Y., Pa.,
Md., and N. Ihe first named occupying
four sections, neurlv t()0 and the second
about 200. No Southern State has re-
presentation except JS. 15., in whose !
allotted section are 89. Nine other states,
O.. Ky., Ind., III., Mich.. WU., Minn.,
Ia., and Mo., have representation, but
none of them to the number of 300, and
most of many less, a:id some only a few.
In one section the head-stones are lettered
"U. S. N.'"and the numbers run to 178. In
tbe sections lettered S. C. T.'' are,
as already stated, 427.
Thus the buried ones are accredited to
twenty statts in which they enlisted,
but eery one who knows something of
the roving character of our population,
and tlie huge foreign element embraced
in it, will reulily believe every state in
the Union to be repie-e'ited and as
Sun't. Suea suggests, "every civilize I
country in the world.''
Year by year as Spring returns to cover
the enrtl: with living green, and '-1 "n
locks the flowers to paint the laughing
soil," the thoughts of the peop.e are
turned to them anew. Though ever
borne, aud to be borne, iu perpetual re
membrance, on the 30th of May, fixed
upon by suggestion of Gen. John A.
Logan, Commander in Chiel of the G. A.
R., and constituted a National Holiday
by Act of Congress, a-ul christened '-Decoration
D.:y," we gather trom city, and
town, and village, and hamlet to do
honor to the memory of our dead, and
lay a tribute of gratitude and affection
upon their low resting place.
"Then on their faces so quiet.
Then on their brave hearts at rest,
Then over hands folded ever
Pulseless on soldierly breast."
"Scatter the reddest of roses,
Red was the blood which they gave.
Scatter thj fairest cf lilies.
Fair was their record, and brave."
And I would that this benison of flow
ers bright symbols of the resurrection,
in the sweet hope of which we lay our
friends to rest, to sleep in dieamless
slumbers through the intervening years
strewn with tender devoiion and watch
ful care upon the faces of our dead
to-day, throughout so large a portion
of the national domain, may, in unison
with those so recently (10th) bestowed by
other hands, cn those who once In con-
! flict with us, now sleep in perfect peace.
cover antl hide forever every vestige of
hatred, and all feeling other than of kind
ness and good will, that our common
country, as a glorious heritage received
from our lathers, may go forward in a
career of honor and prosperity, till we in
our tum shall leave it unimpaired as to
its institutions, and bright with the holy
light of freedom to those who shall
come artel" ui.
Fighting tha Proposed Custom House
Concentration 1000 War Clerks
to be Dismissed Suggested
Colonization Congress of
In a laudable effort to cut expenses,
the Tna-nry Department proposed to !
concentrate all the Custom House offices j
in the country at the principal seaport
of a Shite. In North Carolina is well
as in other States this meets with great
opposition. Messrs Branch and Grady
are fighting this reduction persistently.
Yesterday they appeared before the Com-
mittee on Expenditures for the Treasury
Department and made a strong plea for
the towns in Xorth Carolina, making an
example of New l?erne. They read a
letter from Collector Lane liefore the
committee in which it was shown that
over fifteen hundred vessels carried on a j
shipping business at that port and that
more than two hundred of these ships
were owned iu the city of New Heine, i
It is evident that this reduction would:
work a gr. at injury M that thriving town
and I have i. idea that our delegation
will allow Secret.u v Carlisle :oi ;iit'ii
rate ano such sysiem. Nca .15. me and .
the other na-. town in Noith Coolina
have great futures 1 ti.re tln-ni and de
serve ill the eri-'Mi;' .'eiiii nt they c in re-!
ci-ive in puihini: i heir maritime mu rests. .
Secretary Lam n prepuhia to dis-
miss one tlnm-:i:d V ir I . p ,r;mi lit'
clerks by .lu'.v 1- . 1 MiL'.'e-i Unit tbe
Uichnmtid ami Unnville 1! It colonize
some of these c'erk.- as well as Some of
the ex-government print'intx office printers
and art isms on the hind that corporation
owns in North Carolina. The land is
first c ass anil these men would ni-ike
good settlers. 1 am in i-ii'hm in this.
The Congress ol Physician and Sur
geons Invgiii in this city to-day. Hun
dreds of M. D's. li'uin all parts of the
country are here.
By a technicality, Breckinridge's mo
tion for a new trial went by default to
day, I am g'ad of it.
Senator Harris had a lively tilt with
Senator Hill in the Senate to day. The
aggres-ive Senator from Tennessee
tho best of it.
The Comptr l!er of the currency has
declared the 4th dividend on claims against
the First National Bank ol 10 per cent,
making in all 50 per cent on claims proved.
j THIRD FARTY-1TES AT IT.
Skinner, Kitchen and Butler in the
Field ycock Watching Tiiein.
j The following telegram announce.- the
I beginning of the Third Party campaign,
j Wilson being the starting point:
j Wii.sin. N. C., June 1: Skinm r.
Kitchen, and Butler, i'opulist, are to
speak here to-morrow. Citizens say there
lx1 a tremendous crowd.
Aycock. Democrat, will also be
but'ioint discus-ion not expected.
The speakers will vi-it some of the
eastern and central cities and possibly
one place in the West. The talented
Axcock. though having no engagement
will 1 icnlv for any oiVieni if opportun
llAri'KMXUS OV THE DAY.
The Bertie Rattler, a Third Party
paper published at Alexander, Bertie
county, has suspended publication.
Gen. Rosser's speeeb at Richmond on
the 30tn of May. was intirely un-re-con-smioted.
It is publi-hcd elsewhere.
General Weaver was nominated for
Congress bv the. ninth Iowa District Con
gressional Populist convention at Atlan
on tbe 20th.
Tuesday Secretary Lamont discharged
over two hundred employees of the War
Department. It is a pity Democrats can
not lie given places with the same speed
places are made vacant.
The co il operators of Pittsburg say
coal must lie mined and that they will
make .some arrangement with ihe strikers
this week by which they will go to work.
Calvin, with one hundred and fifty
commonwealers, joined the Cexey Army
at camp Bastile, near Washington, on
Tuesday. Rations are reported scarce,
but the men cheerful.
LTp to date, one sixth of the force in
the War Department has been discharged.
If the remainder can do tbe work, some
body has had an easy salary-drawing
time of it.
St. Louis is to have an anti-trust cigar
ette factory on a large scale. Some of
the leading tobacco linns ot the West are
Boston, since the passing of John L.,
has been dropping back in tbe proces
sion, but a real duel with real swords and
I the spilling of some real blood has push-
ed the town to the front again.
Uncle Charley Dana should add to his
motto Tlie Sun shines for all "the
friende of David Bennett Hill." if he
wishes to be truthful.
A government clerk ;d Washington
claims to be able to supply cyclones on
demand and he wants Cncie Sam to buy
some. As long as the old man lias Con
gress on his hands, and tiiere is i o pros
pect of bis getting rid ol it. he will have
no use for anything more windy.
The freight rate which is going cn Je
tw een the different iailroad and steamboat
lines has greatly reduced rates io all lead
ing Southern points. In some instances
the rate for first class freight ha been re
duced, from 70 to 25 cents. Charleston, S.
C, being one of tlie chief beneficiaries.
"Give me the income and I'll willingly
pay tbe proposed hix.'' writes a subscrib
er. If tbert) is any subscriber having the
income who wishes to trans-fer it to avoid
paying the tax, he should send his name
and address to this office at once, in order
that the transfer may be made bfeore the
tax becomes operative.
The Southern Governors are getting
acqaainted in Augusta, Ga. In view of
Governor Tillman's peculiar Status on a
certain question, it is not stated whether
any historical reference has yet been made
to him by Governor Carr. Kentucky
and Tennessee however have no objection
to history's repealing itself in this line.
Wednesday, the 30th May, there was a
serious accident on the Albany and Col
umbia branch of the South Western rail
road near Macon, Ga. , in which forty
persons were injured several fatally.
On same day there was an accident on the
Wisconsin road between St. Paul and
Milwaukee in which six people were
killed and a number of others seriously
The horrible plot of negro fiends m
Florida to .-utrage a number of white
womej, reported in yesterday's Journal
is among the most cold blooded of tlie?e
occurrences which the papers chu nicle
almost every day. Even though the
averaging nemesis is always quick to per
form his fluty to society, the inhuman
brutality seems to ba ou the increase.
Wednesday, the 30th, the unveiling of
the Confederate Soldiers monument iu
Richmond, Va. was attended by an im
mense throng of people from all over the
Southland, and the ceremonies were most
imposing. This monument to the dead
heroes of Dixie is the work of tbe noble
women of the South but for whose jeal
ous care their deeds would be "unhonored
and unsung" yet to come.
Three negro uvm of Burlington were
found to have made insulting remarks in
reference to Miss Mary Phillips of that
place who was recently outraged by the
negro Bob Madkins, aud thereupon they
! were promptly taken in hand and .-.ound-
' ly whipped by the indignant white citi
I zens who made no concealment of their
The susrar trust committee made a par-
renort Tuesday, the reading of which
was obiected to bv Senator Hill. The
report sets forth that the refusal of wit
nesses to answer qui stions was in con
tempt ot tbe Senate, and ask that the
Senate so certify to the Attorney General
that they may be dealt with as provided
in Cliap'ter 7 of tbe Revised Code. Senator
Hill continued to oppose the report, and
stated: -It was unwise to go into that
branch of the subject." His zealous oppo
sition suggests the thought of personal
Col. Jno. L. Cunningham, of Person !
county is prominently spoken of as the
Democratic nominee for Congress in the !
5th District, to run against Thomas Set
tle. Republican, the present incumbent.
Col. Cunningham is very popular a'iionr j
the farmers, is a large planter hiuitelf, '
ami is what may properly be termed an
-Alliance Demoi rat." in the full signd'- j
enui-e of the term. '1 h'.ugh possibly not :
Mr. Settle's equal as a speaker, he is a !
good worker and will keep Mr. Settle
siiffi ientlv amused.
sOL 1 U'X IMMIGRATION CONGRESS
asures Prop ped for the Accomplish-
inent of its Objects.
In the Southern Immigration congress
Thursday the committee on resolutions
reported plans for thorough Sure and
county organization for inducing immi
gration. It advocated the Congress of the United 1
States providing for a permanent exhibit
at Washington of all the resources of the
States. It recommended establishing a ,
train of cur's in which shall be exibited .
the products of the South, and that said
! train shall be run to every important ;
I point ot tlie ."Northern ami vvesiern stares ;
j and a.s soon as practicable, such be done
i in Europe. 1
' It provides for the appointment of a
committee to confer with the ram-oads
and steamship liues on the subject of
rates on Southern products.
I'UKSE STATION OF PRIZES
Twelve Yaluab e Prizes, Including Five
Scholarships to the Yalue of $350
Ites towed Upon Institute
At 8 p. in. the teachers and pupils and
a large number of the friends of the school
assembled to witness the presentation of
The prize for the best paper on "His
tory." given by Mr. Wm. II. Oliver, was
won by LiuviUe Ileiidre'i. This was
a volume of poems. Mr. Oliver himself
made ti.e presentation in a brief address,
the ki y note of which a- Lite Without
L' arning is I)e itli."
Four of the piiz:-- with a few appropri
ate lemarks. were pre-en'o 1 by Prolcs-or
Hodgi - himself with timely, approving
and encouraging remark.-. The-e wore
the prizes for greatest, improvement in
pcnmandiip during the term, given by
Prof. Hodges, the one on best reading
and the one for punciuatiiy both of which
were given by Mr. K. K. Harper; and
the one for best composition given by (
Mr. ('. L. Gaskill. A beautiful volume . f
Standard Poems or other valuable work
was the prize in each instance.
The winner of the prize for improve
ment in penmanship was Miss Ciara Green
youngest daughter of Mr. T. A. Green.
Honorable mention was made of George
Henderson. Jr., Lyctirgus Cutler and
Miss Sarah Meadows.
In the contest for the prize on best
reading Master John Meadows and Miss
Emma Patrick were so near equal that a
prize was given each.
The prize for punctuality was won by
Miss Bessie Parsons.
Harry Allen, with th ; subject "Agri
culture," carried oft-the prize on compo
sition. Honorable mention was made
of the composition by Ernest II. Wood
The gold medal for tlu best declama
tion, which was ably contested for Wed
nesday night, was won by M.ss Hannah
Goldstein, whose effort .-how ed unmistak
ably that she possesses marked elecution-
nry ability. Her delivery wv.s natural
and the impression up.in the audience
was pleasing in a high degree. The
presentation of the medal w as by Mr. C.
The judges as to declamation gave hon
orable mention to Misses Bessie Williams,
Emma Patrick and Bertha Tucker.
The prize for the greeate-t number of
lieadmarks in spelling during the .scholas
tic year, as previously announced, w.i.s
won by LinviLIe Ileudren. The prize
was a Webster's unabridged The presen
tation was made by Mr. A. II. Powell.
Then cjmc the the most valuable prizes
of all five scholarships in different col
leges, rep res anting a cash value of $350.00
All the scholarships were given by Prof.
The Eastman B.-siiKss College scholar
ship. (25.00) was won by W. E. Ward, ot
South Carolina. This was for the best
examination on commercial branches
The scholarship was presented by Kiv.
The Trinity College scholarship, was
for the young man making the second
highest average for the scholastic year,
in scholarship and deportment. John
Meadows, soa of J. A. Meadows. wa3 the
winuer. It was presoted by He v. G. G.
Ihe corresponding prize to this, a
scholarship in Asheville Female College,
to the young lady making the second
highest average in scholarship aud de
portment was won by Miss Viola Provo,
of Palo Alto. Rev. J. T. Lyon made the
The last two scholarships were the
most valuable of alb The one to the
young man making the highest average in
scholarship and deportmi-nt was a schol
arship, ($73.00) in Wa.shiiu'oa an 1 Leo
University. This w as won by Linn ville
H. Ileiiilren and was presented by John
Last and most valuable of all was the
scholarship ($150.00) in Wcsleyan Feaiale
Institute, Staunton, Va. This entitles the
holder to one year's free Uii ton in English
course, Latin. French, and German in
music, on piano, organ or guitar; and
vocal music and art. in this standard in
stitution of learning. This was won by
Miss Bertha Tuiker and presented by
Hon. John S. Long, LL. D.
Tbe presentation speeches were of
about ten minutes in length, and were not
only eloquent and entertaining but
abounded in humor and were withal,
Thus ends the work of the Xew Berne
Collegiate Institute for the scholastic
year now closed. In point of numbers
attending, the school has fallen short of
what it should have been, in the char
acter oS the work performed, the high
standard it has maintained should be a
source of pride to all connected with the
school and to tbe citizens of the town,
A party in the Institute building for
the pupils will be held at 8 o'clock this
evening, and this will be the last gather
ing. SEVEX SPRINGS fORREsl J'DE'CE
Wheat Crops The Nenso Highlands
Farms are in a tine condition, and pro
gressing nicely with good seasons.
Notwithstanding ihe c: eapnc.s ol Hour i i,
nearly every farmer has a wheat
proportion to his other crops.
"'-"I' 111 j
Mr. T. A. Whitfield is building a hotel
ab 'lit a half a mile above here at the 'Jth
Tlie picnic season has opened in 'till
bloom, have iilrca.lv had thu-e or four
Yesterday being the 4;h .sutidav Mr.
m-isto preached a very able sermon at
We hstd the !!cuure of going to the
Highlands ot the XVu-e h.si Suadiiy. It
is about two niio above here and is
gelC l-illy known as Limestone because of
the lime rock that abounds th l'e. We
think one would have to go to western
Xorth Carolina to see anything to surpass
its beautiful scenery.
It. was rather an
not being used to it
.unusing sight to t.s,
to seb the lieopie at
what they call skinning, that is. h
a large dip net t'cliind a whirl, am
entangled the fish. As large rock
sluul as we ever saw were caught
Stranger than fiction the resum of
SUCCESSFUL WRING LOR
Solid Rock Bottom Found The Ligh'
house to be Built at Once.
1 The failure, attendant will) great U of
the first attempt to establish a foundation
for the gieat Lighthouse oil' Cape II it tol
as, is well remembered. The government
however, did not despair and die second
attempt, made a1 ter careful observations
to determine the most favorabic s.-a-on.
we are glad to s.c, lia. proven suc:v sfu'.
Advices from Washington slate th d on
Tuesday Capt. Evans of the light bon.se
board. Treasury Department, rieeived a
telegram from -I' I'. Jtettig. sup rintende;:!
of construction of tlie light house board,
announcing that lie had carried out his
orders with entire success. This brief tel
egram meant that the borings the light
house board has been m iking off the dan
gerous coast ot Ilattcras, N. C. have
been successful. A solid bottom has boon
lound and a light house can non be erect
An appropriation of $500,000 tbr
purpose is now available and a so' id
torn baring been found, tbe work will be
prosecuted as fast as possible.
Getting a secure foundation was the
hardest part of the planned work and its
success makes sure the success of the en
tire scheme It is a grand a:id ih.iieult
undertaking and everyone will iej-icc
that the loundation h is been s. -cure -l;
For the Teachers Assembly.
The A. & N. C. railroad has put out a
showy circular in colors advertising the
attractions of the Teachers Assembly and
its favorable transportation rules to the
The Assembly will hold from June
9th to July 2 1 and thousands of peisnns
from all parts of the State and beyond
are expected to be in attendance.
Teachers an3 friends of education alike
are entitled to the pleasures and privi
leges of the occasiou when tii-keis ar.
purchased, embracing the membership
coupon. Tne membership coupon costs i
$2.00 extra, but it entitles to the low
railraad fiire and hotel rates.
Tile average rate on lb .' A. & X. C R.
R., is less than one and a half cent per
mile crave de 1, and the Hotel g.ves first
class bard for only $1.00 a day to lio'd
ers of ths coupons.
Assembly tickets will be oa sale from
June 16 b to Juna 30th, they will be
good to return until July 15th.
Prominent speakers of this State and
several distinguished educators from
other Stales will attend. Th : pro. ram
is considered tbe most attractive iv- r
prepared by the Assembly. The stale-
Tment is made "tha.. nothing wib be leli
undone to make this the grande-t meet
ing in the interest and for th benefit of
eduaiion ever held in Xorth Carolina.
The occasion gives a grand oppc.riun-
ity not only lb attend the Assembly meet
ings and lectures, but also to take in the
sights and pleasures of the oce.m. It i
an unsurpassed opportunity for recrea
tion nnd improvement combined, of
which all who can should avail them
selves. Rain, Hail and a Litt e Whirl wind.
We have no cause to compUin on ac
count of lack of rain now. We had
another good one yesterday. It w as ac
couTpancd by bail. Some of the hail
stones were as Large as bird-eggs, but
were not abundant enough to do any
Th.-ro was a little over 1J inches hi
rain. This is the heaviest late'y. The
one on the 23d, was 1.40 inches
A very unusual occurrence accom
panied tbe lain what app-ars to have
been a whirl-win I o i a s nail scale je.st
beyond the western limit of the city. It
passed from Trent river across Mr. J. L.
Rhem's field, between his ginnery and the
water tower. It tiirnecl o'ie of Mr.
Rhem's two-story buildings on Trent
road mar End street, partly around, tore
palings off the fence and carried them
over to Mr. X. Tisdale's, and tore planks
from Mr. Tisdale's fence which have not
y-et been found. The wind seams to have
passed over Mr. Tisdale's residence but
did no harm to it, though it frightened
The track of the whirlwind w as quite
narrow, probably about 50 feet.
Only Two Insolvent Polls in Jones
P. M. Pearsall, Esq., informs us that
he was out at Trenton last Friday when
Mr. LaFayett Dillahunt Jr., oaAa h's
final settlement with tha County Commis
sioners for taxes of 1893, and that out of
about 1100 listed polls, the sheriff retu '.i
ed only two insolvents.
The good, people of Joins claim this to
be the best showing in the State and
challenge any other coun.y to n akc a bet
Capt. T B. Rowland Dead.
The Beaufort Herald tells of a telegram
from Philadelphia announcing the death
of Capt. Thos. B. Howland, a former
resident of Beaufirt. He was a brother
to Mrs. Joe (raskill, Mr. W. R. Howland
and Capt. Sim Howland of that town.
Capt. Mm was with him in Ins l ist
ours. .Mr. How laud whs -1, veals old at
A COMMON XUISAXCE.
He is in Evidence Everywhere, and lie
! is Known as the Croaker.
j One of our exchanges Is pretty severe
j on that '-wtiinon nuisance known as lac
It a-ks that sun's have pi'y on a town
or city with a croaker in it. If it has two
three or half a dozen cio.iker.- living in it,
it is to he c"nie)1sei-1teil that much more.
The croak. : always comes iu two forms;
-dead ami alive. The ero.ikc-r bus lunss
j on the north side of bun, no matter
whether the winter be mild or severe.
! The moss indicates nothing especially,
i est-ept that he should be removed Irom
the community at once. The croaker al-
ways views his own town from a pessi
mistic point of view. He has no w end of
praise for any one nor anvthiug that tend
assist in tne progress ol tlie community : co-ns, and allsk.ni erupiions,and positive
He is the tirst to expect benefits that j lv cures niles, or no nay reuuired. Tt. is
accrue fn mi the united efforts, energv and
enterprise of others, but it the last to lend
a hand. Ihe croaker is a pusillanimous,
insignificant, inconsistent encumbrance.
THE COLORSD FAIR.
Will be Held During Fourth of July
Working for a Great Exhibition.
The Colored Oriental, Industrial, Stock
Fruit, and Agricultural Fair Association
lne gotten out very fine la rg.? posters
advertising their next exhibition which is
to be held in Xew B -rnc five days cani
ne ncing Monday, Ju y 2d. The Fan
invites fruit-growers, truckers, block mis
ers, fvney workers and all classes of ia-ihi-try
to prepare something for exhibi-
Announcement is nude that the prem
ium list will lie revised and entered so as
to take in every branch of exhibits $1,000
is the amount offered in premiums and
'There will be trotting and running
.a::-- also bicycle and other nice, and
- oil' s of different kinds for amusement.
)u the night of the Fourth it Is plan- t
ned io have a big demonstration of flrel
works w hich it is stated Big Ike will lead
Excursion rates will be arranged for on
steamer and railroad lines, and many from
neighboring cities and tbe country around
arj expected to come.
Mnj A. G. Oden, is the President and
W. W. Lawrence is the Secretary.
The colored craftsmen and agricultur
ists should all take pride in preparing ex
hibits for their Fair. That all may sec
what progress their race is making. At
tbe siassn the Fair is held the firm nnd
garden exhibits can be made a grand
S perlor Court.
In the c.ise of the State vs Arthur Rics
larceny irie l Tuesday, th- verdict was
Sia'e vs E. D. Galleon, Misdemeanor
continued lor the defendant who was le
quired to enter into bond for his appear
ance at next term of Court.
State vs I. H Smith, col, Peijury and
Slate vs Smith and Thurber, Forgery.
Colli cases nol plossed with leave.
Stite vs E. S. Hart. House burning.
Continued and capias Issued.
State vs Henry Evans, col.
concealed weapons. Guilty,
Slate vs A'frcd Ward, col..
St ite vs Oliver Smaw and Babe Greeo,
I'O.h colored, F & A. Judgement as to
Babe Green suspended upon payment of
cost; Smaw sentenced to two months in
S'H'e vs Alfred Bragg, Assault with
deadly weapon. Delendant submitts.
sentenced to pay a fine of $10 and costs.
State vs W. F. Hodges, misdemeanor,
Jud gmsut suspended upon payment of
State vs Matth-iW Johnson, L. & R,
Guilty on second count of indictment.
rfui s e
The case ol State vs five colored men
charged vvith resisting an officer came up
'I- TT " . . 1 , , ,
i wo, nenry euaw ana joun isier were
tried and convicted; tho other three, Joe
Isler, Cxear Bell and Roland Johnson
submitted. They were each fined $5.00
and costs, amounting in all to $20.55 for
The following are the cases disposed of
State vs. Chas. Jones, col. Larceny.
State vs. Haywood Guion, col.; A. & B.
Guilty. Sentenced to couuty jail for C
State vs. Arena Ward, col. Larceny.
Guilty. Judgment sr.speuded on pay
ment of cost;
Mary Moore, col., F. & A. Not guilty.
R juben Wiggins, col., A. & B. Guilty.
Sentenced to 10 and costs.
Washington Williams, practicing medi
cine without license. Guilty.
Green Atkinson, col., aiding a criminal
to escape. X'ut guilty.
Alf Ward, col, convicted of perjury
was sentenced to two years in the peni
tentiary. J. T. narris, col., larceny; wa sen
tenced to tw o years in the penitentiary.
Hyatt Smith Mfg. Co, vs Ralph Gray
and Ira E. Hicks. Compromise verdict
Barriiigtai & Baxter vs. Skinner.
Action to recover debt. Judgment for
Smtli vs. Boyd, administritor. Judg
ment in favor of defendant.
Daw vs Jones; judgment for plaintiff
in sum of $24.
Merrick vs Merrick, col., divorce; judg
ment in favor of plaintiff.
Canse to Feel Grateful.
Considering tlie general depression all
over the country eommnnwpnl wmm,
sti ikes, and general dissatisfaction East
ern Xorth Carolina, and New Berne espec
ially, sLould consider itself fortunate, and
thankful she has been so little affected by
The prospeiity and stability of values
is attracting the attention of the outside
world as one of the most desirable places
in the South. Only recently Mr. F, E.
liege, of Salem, a business man of
State reputation, attracted at the Fair by
our advantages, together with other good
ci likens, ";as moved here.
Tm: Journal is in constant receipt
of ietteis of enquiry from parties wishing
to locate here, and there should le some
means of giving proper attention, to this
The number cf handsome buildings
put up this year, and the universal ver
dict of the traveling men attest that busi
ness here is far above the average, and that
we bayo Leen less affected by the money
Wade Shore Camp. Meeting.
Great preparations are being made for
the Wade Shore camp-meeting that is
held annually on Wade Shore. The date
ol the lueeting is June fjt.
The site for the meeting is a beautiful
spot ue-ai" the ocean, All arc invited to
intend. A large delegation ol ministers
will be present.
The Xew Berne Journal and other
papers will phase copy. Beaufort
Bucklen's Arnica Salve.
The best salve in the world for cuts,
bruises, sores, ulcers, salt rheum, fever
sores, tetter, clumped liands. chilblains
guaranteed to give perfect satisfaction or
money refunded. Price 25 cents per box
For sale by F. S. Duffy, New Berne, X.
C ml6 12ui.
"Picked-Up" by The Journal Which la
Always in "The Hwlm ,
The Reaufort Herald announces that "
there will be a large pony penning at the
Diamond penning June 2d. '-""'
Kinston had a mad dog a day or two - "
go winch in bis run down, one of tbe .
principal streets, bit two other dogs and. - -tried
to bite a cat before he was killed. ,f .
Guy Ward, son of Mm. Columbia . "
Ward, near Trenton, wag severely, and It
Ls feare 1 fid dly kicked by a horse last .
Friday. He is suffering intensely. ' '
Dr. Jos. W. Rhein has commenced the -erection
of a building on Broad street, '
nearly opposite Dr. LeinsXer Duffy to be
an office for himself. Tbe bnildinj will - -be
10 x 32 fi-et.
One of our subscribers at Pelletiers
Mills, Carteret county. Jir. LF. Pensiit"(r
wcifes a tlvaifk:4xsSB batVtlS'r
reached that section and drops lire show
ing their good effects, .. ,;,- V.-.-
A little over half a crop of potatoes Is
expected around Kinston, according" to ,
the Free Press, and the shipment ofcu .
cumbers is expected to begin in few
! We see tii the Fiee Press that Ur. . "
Hynlt, of Kinston, has just performed -successful
surgical operation on a little li
daughter of Mr. James Johnson, of Pitt "
county to strenghten her feL This is
another evidence of ths worth of home 1
institution which gives the afflicted as
good service as any and sives long jour
neys, p. .- '
One of the norkmem employed In
building tlie new dry kiln for. the Slim- '
sou Lumber Co., received a erere cot on
the hand yesterday. An artery was fleTerV'.
ed and the blood flowed profusely, but tbe '
timely aid ot Dr. Duguid prevented any -lurthcr
serious result. v
Mr. iia l Mrs I). S. Aman, of PalVlltoi
came in last night and had the pleasure
of seeing their neice, Miss Viola Provo,
one of i he pupils of tin? Collegiate IostU
tute pies'Mited with a scholarship in Aib
eville Female College, which she nobly
won by her industry and good deport-
inent during tins year. ; y; t ,
From reliable authority it is learned ;
that Dr. Geo. L. Blacknull, , of Raleigh,
General S ore-keeper and Gauger of the
Revenue Department for .the . Eastern
District, will canvass the principal towns -in
the State ia the interest of theJTeach
ers Assembly and the Atlantic Hotel at :'
Morehead. ' ' . . V ' V1 , ,
Several ministers of the Blue Ridge
Conference of the Northern branch of tbe '
M. E. Church, were in tlie city Taesday
investigating the charge of drunVeness V
against Rv. Mr. West, stationed at Ocra
coke. It is inferred from what they said :
mat an. Tt'tsi wbUTJ pHTcHfeyed oi 'the"""
We are informed that tho meeting at '
Pollocksville being conducted by Rey."
D. II. Petree of this city, is baing well'at
tendud, and that the interest is, growing.
There hits already been one conversion. ' ; '
Our correspondent also speaks of Wed- '
nes lay's storm and says that the -hail 1
storm in that section was quite severe,
some of the stones being nearly as large as ' -a
hen egg. V .
Among the early contributions sent to
Chairman E. H. Meadows, of the ' Craven " '
County Central committee, to raise funds
for the Vance niODUinent, s one from :
Isaac II. Smith, col., who, in the letter in ,
which the contribution was enclosed, said
he would never forget that the Republi
can governors who held tbe destinies of
the people of North Carolina lor twelve
years, entirely failed to inaugurate or
recommend a system of Normal schools
for the colored people, bat that Senator '
Vance, in less than three months after his -
induction into office recommended and
drew tbe plan for the present system of
Xoruial schools. ' ' '
About the Custom House Removal. ' .
As attested by the signatures of the .
leading bushiesa men of New Berne, With.
out respect to party, they consider the ' .
contemplated removal of the Custom-' -
Hoase from New Berne an outrage nponi
the service, and a greater npon tbe Inter-
est ot tbe country. " -' ;r -. -
Every month tho office here pays out "? -
to the Revenue cutter, and office employ- , ,
ees, about $2,400 in cash, the greater part ". "
of which goes into he circulating medl- ?
urn of New Berne, making its disooatin-
uance undesirable from a lo2al stand- .
point ' 4 v.
Under an order from the Department, ...
tbe salary of the Deputy herehnn hurt' ,
reoiaced f 18(7 at Washington to $450- '
while the man at llalteras has betnv dia- a
pen sed with. ' ' ' .
This "penny wise, and pound , foolish
policy of the administration is too "close"
to be economical in a govermental sense.'
It would be robbing New Barne for the--"
benefit of Wilmington: It would be rob
bing the government by a large entry off
smuggled goods, which would likely en- ,u
sue as it removes tlie protection ot tbe -
The Burlington Rape Fiend Captured.
Bob Madkins, tbe negro who made a
most brutal criminal assault npon a
young white lady named Mary Phil 11 pa
on the 20th of May, was captured in tho
home of bis mother at Greensboro on the
20th. He denied tlie charge until hia
victim was confronted and then owned
up. He now conlesses the crime freely
and has the audacity to say that he knew-'-',
all the time he would be hung if caught
but be was willing to take the risk and
that ho would do so again if turned J
Madkins would have been lynched
upon bis arrival at Burlington but for the
efforts of S dicitor I'arker, who it is said
pleaded with the trowd ol 1,000 people i
who quickly gathered around, as- be"
never plead at the bar, not to commit a
crime themselves but to let the majesty of - "
tbe law assert itself mid inflict its penalty
upon this perpatrator of the blackest , "'
crime known to the law. A special term '
of Alamance court will quickly be held
that spied y justice may be meted out to
this fiend in human shape. In the mean
time he has been transferred to the jail at
Raleigh for safe keeping.
Madkins is about twenty-one years olcL.