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NEW BERN, N. C, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 5 1913 SECOND SECTION
New Bern Buffeted By The
Worst Storm In Its History
Tides Beaten Back By Fierce East and Northeast
Winds Flood Lower Part of City Entailing Im
mense Damage To Business Houses The
Loss Many Thousands of Dollars.
ihe storm which visited INew The bridee between New Bern TW
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cem vveuuesuay rnor,,mK was uie and Bridgeton was almost com- schooners
disatrous in the historyl pleteiy destroyed during the storm.
several two masted
in port during the
These weathered the
Little Town In Pamlico Hard
Hit By Wind And
storm, less than two hundred! elements with more or less dam-
feet of this structure, which was
more than a mile in length, re
At two o'clock yesterday morn
ing the two masted schooner
ISara Wilson, of Broad Creek.
age. As an illustration of how
high the tide rose, several boats
were left high and dry on South
Front street after the water had
receded. At several other points
near the river front were smaller
of the city. Wind .and water
wrought havoc on every hand
and business was simply paralyzed
Everywhere one saw the ravage
wrought by the storm and many
weeks will elapse before the city
recovers from the effects of the
disaster. I in rnmmanrl nf f 'onfoiTi Tnoonk I t-mt lf atm.JJ
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All during luesday nignt tne Lupton, ran into the draw of Trent River County Bridge
city was in total aancness on the bridge. At the first crash Damaged.
account 01 tne tact tnat tne eiec- the structure weakened and Mrs. Several times it was thought
trie light wires were broken down T. E. Warren who had charge that the bridge leading from New
in a hundred or more places of the bridge, and her children Bern to James City, over Trent
and it was not until the break of and a hired helper left the bridge river would be destroyed. Water
day that the citizens realized tender s home which is located covered the structure and at each
the aw ful destruction which had J at the draw.
taken place during the night Within a short time the schoon
Water Tl.ree eet Detfp. er battered a section of the draw
Along East Front street the down and crashed through. Be-?
water wai about three leet deep fore this, however, the crew
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on tne uuewaiKs unci mis m- nad climbed trom the vessel to
creased lo probably five feet in the bridge and escaped. With
depth before the wind shifted I the draw torn awav the wind and
from the Northeast and the wa- water quickly demolished the
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ter oegan 10 tan. i ne yams ami greater part ot the structure
in many places the porches of the which rematojad, intact after the
residents of that street were sub- draw had WeTTdemolished.
merged and it was necessary This brBge was erected by
to take the occupants to a higher Craven coftty in, 1897 at a cost
WAS A NIGHT OF TERROR
blast of the wind it would shake
like a reed. The keeper arid his
family moved out of their home
about day break so as to avoid
being carried down the river
if the structure should be washed
away. However, the water finally
began to fall and the bridge
remained intact with the except
ion of about seventy five or
eighty feet on the New Bern
end. This Wis not washed awav
but was almost demolished and
must necem&y be repaired be-
Highest Point Was Submerged
Two Feet Deep In
the loss to property
Little Damage At Wilmington
Wilmington caught very little
of the storm comparatively said a
gentleman from that place yes
terday afternoon. He added that
from Jacksonville this way the
signs of the storm's fury was
plainly evident from the car
window. All through the woods
trees were uprooted and the grow
ing crops were torn and twisted.
At Polloksville Trent river rose
into the store of John Perry
but did not do any serious dam
age. The water was several feet
deep for a time in the principal
street of the town, but soon began
to recede. The flood in Polloks-
TWENT YEARS 18
' ill Kenvon Pleads Guilty To A
Charge O Second Degree
HE KILLED IKE BENDERS
Highway Robber Also Given
Long Term In The Penitentiary.
WILL TRY FOR A
STATE STOCK UW
Interested Are Urged To
In Raleigh On September
ASK LEGISLATURE TO ACT
Some Who Opposed Law At Regular
Session Sa d To Be Now In
Favor Of It.
"All persons In this section who favor
a State-wide stock law are asked to be
in Raleigh on September 30," said
B. F. Keith, of Wilmington, one of
A two weeks term of Craven County
Superior Court with Judge Harry W.
Whedbee, of Greenville, presiding, was
ronvpnpH in thp ritv vpsterHav mornino
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, . - . yesterday s visitors in tne city. tr.
as that of several years ago sary, in the dis 1 of the criminal Kckh ig one o the most active 8UD
when the water flooded all the cases ana tne remn.naer nt tne term portcrs of the pr0posed legislation.
stnrps n thr- nwor narr nf tn w, De consumea in mc msposa 01 tne
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STORM SEVERE AT
any Traffic over
iccation in row boats. .JJrees.lof,, about
boats, floating logs and all man-J dollars.
ner of debris lined the streets Telephone Company
and much damage was caused I Losers
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Dy tnese oujecis ucmg tusscu i in addition to having many
here and there by the wind and wires and poles torn down in
waves. I the city and out in the suburbs
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Below South Front street, on the Home Telephone and Tele
Craven and Middle streets was a graph Company lost several thou
scene ot desolation. ine latter sand feet of heavy wire cable
section is one of the busiest parts J when Neuse River bridge
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oi ijuwii ctnu tutu; a taig i aesiroyea. tne company was
number of stores there. The engaged in constructing a cable
water reached to within twenty line to Bridgeton and had much
feet of the corner of South Front of the wire on the supports
and Middle streets and at the Whether this can be located and
lower end of Middle street it was recovered is a matter of
five feet in depth. I lation.
Every Store Flooded. Very Little Damage At Fair in tk, anA nil A
Every store below South Fron Grounds. their ,inemen were en(fared in re.
street, with the exception ot After the storm had abated rri t r
i.ucas anu iewis, wuose piaeei and the public began to speculate
of business is just on the corner, as to what had been damaged
was flooded with water and thou-1 many expressed the opinion that
sands of dollars worth of dry goods J the buildings at the Fair grounds
groceries, etc., were destroyed, had been badly damaged. There
If the owners of these places of i. no telephone at the grounds and darknes8) a9 far as trfc
business had been aware of the and the roads were in such had i:i, a :
, , I 6 wut twiuxiiiiu, again
fact that the water was rising condition that no one cared to iH on. H H HnAona
so rapidly they could have saved make the trip out to the grounds the superintendent, stated that
purpose Ot making an U honor! tn haw rhp hrpalrs
two o clock yesterday morning, investigation. Later in the dav .:-j
. , J i icumicu tuuay auu tne
However, many ot them never C. W. Bush, who has charge of UmPrl nn ain tnniht
once tnougnt tnat a nooa would the racing stables at the grounds. TK am.,nf f Ham,
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aty. Mr. Bush bv the flood was enormous and
for there C?
Heavy Waii At Electric Plant
One of the walls of the new
building now being erected at
the electric light and water plant
was blown down and brick scat
tered in every direction. For
tunately none of the machinery
was I was injured.
The wind played havoc with
the telegraph and telephone wires
Not a message was sent out of the
city during the entire day by
either of these routes. The tele
specu-1 phone company have several hun
dred 'phones out of commission
with the outside world bv wire
I will probably be established today.
It was impossible for the line-
I men at the city s electric plant
to repair all the breaks yesterday,
occur over night. came into the
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.--r uuw.ii.uuh men. me peyond comprehension. A num-
usnmenw w buu,. ..ouneu oi only damage there was the demol- ber of the business men who lost
the .disaster and lost no time Uhing of several panels of the heavily were visited yesterday
in geumg on uw tn-ene ana as tence and the ripping of some of afternoon and asked
soon as the water surhciently the paper roofing from the grand-
subsided they began getting every- stand.
thing out ot their places of bust- Lumber Company Loses Two
ness and moving to a dry spot. I Tugs
During all the excitement a car The John L. Roper Lumber
load of lime owned by the Cutler- Company suffered a compara
Blades Hardware Company and tively small loss at their local
located in the Blades building plant but two tugs owned by
at the foot of Middle street them, the Parkins and the Edith,
caught fire and this added to the were sunk. The top of the "hell"
many other troubles. Ihe lime at the East Carolina Lumber
could not be reached at this time I Company, just across Trent river
but after a short whtle a line from New Bern, was blown off.
of hose was taken into the build
ing and the blaze was extinguished
but not before the entire carload
had been ruined.
In the Old Dominion wharf
at the toor of Craven street
M. D. W. Stevenson had a large
quantity of cement and lime
stored and the latter caught
fire soon after that in the Blades
building and this will be a total
loss. Mr. atevenson estimates
his loss at $7,000.
Neuti River Bridge Destroyed
Many Boats Lost.
Just how many boats were
sunk or were blown away is not
known at this time, but there
were many. J. 0. Baxter's hand
some motor boat is missing as is
L. G. Darnel s motor boat. In
addition to these there are many
small sail and row boats un
accounted for. It is not thought
that all of these were sunk but
that many of them were blown
up Trent or Neuse river and will
be recovered within a few days.
to give an
estimate ot what their approxi
mate losses would be. Added
to this is the loss caused by dam
age to real estate, the breaking
down of wires and telephone
poles, the destruction of Neuse
river bridge and numerous other
losses and estimates of the
loss range from one to
four hundred thousand dollars
This is the loss in the city alone
Ihe crops all over this section
of the State are ruined and this
will mean a loss of thousands of
dollars to the farmers and busi
Special to the Journal.;
Oriental, Sept. 3. A storm of
cyclonic intensity, and which was,
without any doubt the worst
in the history of this section,
visited Oriental last night and
early this morning. The wind
blew a living gale all through
the night and the water rose twel
ve or fifteen feet above the high
The water began to rise late
yesterday afternoon but the wind
at that time was not blowing
very strong. After nightfall the
elements seemed to join the waters
in ravaging the little town and
for more than ten hours there was
a scene of terror, agony .and des
truction. The water seemed to rise an
inch or two every few minutes
and soon the lowest parts of the
town were submerged. Rapidly
Tne water grew deeper and in a
comparatively short time there
was not a spot of land in the town
not covered with water. Still
the flood continued and at 3
o'clock this morning the highest
spot in the town was under
more than two feet of water.
Many of the citizens who live
in the section of town that is low
est, early in the night left their
homes and went to the home of
some friend where they thought
it would be safer. Later on it was
necessary to transport others to
places of safety in boats. At the
Neuse River Inn, which is con
ducted by S. W. Everitt, the
water rose to such a depth that the
occupants were forced to seek
safety at the Midgette Hotel
some distance away and they
were transported there in boats
R. A. Dudley's home on the
river shore got the full benefit
ot tne wind and water and was
badly damaged. Mr. Dudley
and his family left the dwelling
early in the night and went to
the home of a friend.
Negroes In a Panic.
The majoi ily of the negroes in
the town were so badly frightened
that it was necessary to fire up
locomotive and haul several
passenger cars tun ot them to
Nelms, a station a few miles up
the road, where they spent the
night. So far as is known there
was no loss of life but the damage
to property and crops in and
around Oriental will amount to
several thousand dollars.
the civil cases.
Afler the grand jury had been chosen
yesterday morning Judge Wheebee
MORE- delivered his charge to them. While
fully covering the fundamental prin
ciples of the law in a concise manner
he was brief and to the point At the
conclusion of his charge the grand jury
On the date named the Legislature
will be in session to consider the freight
rate problem, constitutional amend
ments and other matters. . It will be a
good time in the judgment of Mr.
Keith to get a State-wide stock law
He was asked if the fact that the
Special to the Journal.;
Morehead City, Sept. 3. retired to their room and. after a Dettv special session was called for the speci
Morehead City received its full jury had been secured, the work of fie purpose of considering freight rates
Share of the storm which early disposing of the cases was begun. and constitutional amendment, might
m,;,v One qf the most important cases not be considered as meaning that no
this morning swept the North Jm other matters could come up. He said
Carolina coast and several thou- chareed with killine Ike Benders that he had thought of this and to make
sand dollars worth of property also colored. The 'defendant snbmitted sure of his ground had written Govern
was destroyed. to a charge of murder in the second de- or Craig who replied that there would
and was sentenced to a term pe no reason wny tne lckbuhu
of twenty years in the penitentiary. should not pass, it it so aesirea, tne pro
Anrulw rc nf mnrp than usual Dosed law. Mr. Keith said that the
washed away and no trains have interest was that in which Louis Grecn Governor was in favor of such a law
passed over this. A special train was charged with highway robbery, being enacted.
was made up at New Bern and The defendant pleaded guilty and was "This State will never make any head
made the regular runs although sentenced to serve ten years in the way in the growing of stock," Mr.
somewhat behind schedule time. I"' . , , ,. Keith said, "until it Sute-w8de
. , . , . The following cases constituted the stock law. Our beef cattle are under
Many boats were torn trom their remainder o the docket disposed of the government ban and our hogs
anchorage and either sunken or during the day: die out in great numbers wcithchotera,
A section of the bridge between Kree
this place and Beaufort was"
have drifted away.
JUST LIKE A VACATION
It is reported that Mrs. Pankhurtt
went to France for the rest cut a. But
it U the English government officials
and the London bobbies who will get
the real reat Clmland Pain Dtaltr
What has become of the old fashioned
man who thought a woman should not
have been engaged any oltcncr than she
had been married, and that one marriage
waa enough (or any womauP
BRIDGETON ALSO HARD
Special to the Journal.;
Bridgeton, N. C, Sept. 3.
Bridgeton was very hard hit
by the storm. Water four and a
William Mideette pleaded euilty these conditions beine the inevitable
to a charge of carrying concealed wea- result of allowing scrub cattle and woods
pons. Judgment suspended. The de- hogs to run at large."
fendant pleaded guilty to a charge of Mr Kejtn said he fully understood
larceny and was sentenced to a term tnat tne state-wide stock law when
of two years on the county roads. Unacted, as he fully believed it would
Churchill Clark pleaded guilty tolj, wouid be over the protest of a
a charge of carrying concealed weapons I considerable number of people. "But
and resistina an officer. Sentenced to
serve two years on the county roads.
Arthur Spencer pleaded guilty to a
these very men," said he, "once they
see the law in operation will be among
its warmest supporters. Did you know
that there has never been a county
or township which having adopted
the stock law ever went back to the
Mr. Keith said that his information
. r . s -
was that several oi tne legisiaiw
.kn ,,...w...i (ho law af ckp repular
Lon Johnson's store was swept off fine of twenty dollars and the costs of l.on o the LeiaM Bup-
the underpinning and turned hall port the measure at the extra session.
colored, is charged with murder will
in all probability be taken up today.
half feet deep raged in the Streets charge o carrying concealed weapons
of the town as far as B street, and was sentenced to the county roads
The stores of W. H. Mason, P. A. for a term of tw. ),ears'
Fulcher, Sam Perkins and the " morns p,e ,u'':yil "
charge of carrying concealed weapons
residence of Hugh Lancaster were and was sentenced to serve three months
washed off their underpinning, on the county roads and also to pay a
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way round, ah ot this side oi
Neuse river bridge is gone except
a space of about five or six feet.
The problem now with the
people of Bridgeton is to get over
to New Bern and back. Osborn
Lee ran a boat line this afternoon
and plans are being made tor a
regular line to convey the people
back and forth.
ARE IN D
The meeting in Raleigh on September
30 he stated was for the purpose of
bringing influence to bear on the
Legislature to pass the legislation asked
for. He believes that a big gathering
at the capital of .friends of the measure
will have ahelpful effect in convincing
the law-makers that the best interests
gf the State demand the passage of a
Mr. Keith is collector of the port of
Wilmtngtom His term expires Marck
1, 1915. Prominent Democrats of
Wilmington dislike to see a Republican
Washington, Sept. 2.-Scarcity of "Old a lucrative o -
army officers volunteering for the Democratic administration and stnng
Aviation Corps ha. called out an pressure will be brough to bear on ,
appeal from Brig.-Gen. George P. authorities at Washington to ask I j.
Scriven. chief Signal officer. Keith to step down and out. Ast s
The announcement yesterday that Collector has been very active dunug
France wa. about to recruit it. aerial his term in advancing the intert ta
iquadron on an unu.ually exten.ive of the port, he believe, that just, e
scale gave an added impetus to the de- demand, that he be allowed to serve
. .,, v, th iTnitH Statp out his term.
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INewpon mews, v., Army'g force in thi. direction. At pres-
B. P. S.
PAINTS the best for all
purposes, aold In New Bern by
J. S. Basnight Hardware Company
HANDSOME CERTIFICATES AND
EIGHT DROWN IN
THE STORM AT BAYBORO.
Three petty officers and five men ent are in vacancies in the squad
of the battleship Nebraska were with no recruit, in sight.
drowned in Hampton Roads to- General Scrtven says frankly in his
day when the launch was swamped gjj Z ZZ,
in a hurricane.
New Star Theatre
Is now open to the public, showing the
very best and latest pictures.
Tki. !..-.- i. hnilt on the nlan
' kirhii nn nnt over .i vears oi aire arei ... . . . . l
TU rW nmininn liner. Mob-1 . "11 a" .aaa " whv of the first class moving-picture tneawe
iuv wva -'-'" - ------ Urnt llt U. n. ail vivivj iuuu. viiivi.i, " J
" ' prcierrcu. xw ........ j . .
jack, with a crew of eight and some youthful bachelor officers should seek popdiai
nassenirers. is reported sunk in entrance to the air service, the head oi
the mouth of York river.
report is unconfirmed.
TUo the Signal Corps declares:
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The military aviator win receive
handsome certificate, signed by the
A cordial invitation is extended
all visitors while in New Bern to visit
the "Star" theatre, and for the visi
tors benefit the management announces
AH m do and d. - - m, ... STS- . M fJZZrZZll
less is OUt of commission. High officer, and under existing regulation. m leaving
wind and much damage to ship- wear, a badge indicating that eyeninf train tity.
ping in a hurricane that has been Zllw. for the "hand- We c?wtee pk
tures that can be procurea.
raging since this morning.
Special to the Journal.;
Bayboro, Sept. 3. The storm
which visited this section last
night and this morning did great
damage in and around Bayboro.
Trees were uprooted by the wind
and the water was several feet
above the highest water mark
ever known here.
All the roads are submerged.
An unknown negro who was
attempting to reach this place
this morning, was swept from the
county road and drowned. Dr.
U. A. Dees had a narrow escape
from drowning when he waa
caught in a swollen stream and
carried for sevoral hundred feet.
The crops are almost totally
However, aspirant., for the "hand-
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some cemncates ana ine uaugc
nm informed thev must have "ex-
B. P. 8. PAINT8 the bast for all pur- cellent eyesight, good hearing,. endur-
n t n I . . t . . t ,
poses. Bold in Hew ei n oy j. o. oas-i ance, quickness oi action anu pracubc
night Hardware Company. If mind."
With these requisites there is no tel-
EXCURSION POSTPONED. ling how high the aviator may rie in
ThoUroA rirlrl Fnllowa' v. the service or the air
DeUfhtfully cool and confortable.
Every sanitary precaution observed.
Matinee daily at 4 o'clock. Ex
cellent music. Continuous show at
night start, at 8 o'clock. .
cursion to Beaufort which was
announced for Sept. 4 has been
. i . . . l .iiL. I ur..L:r4.A Cani 7 Af a mntinff
postponed on account 01 uw in- """"i' - C r Wilson it Is
MARINE BAND ON IOUR.
clemency of the weather to Thurs hcldu.by womcn
1 . L
Senator Benjamin R. Till-
man s speecn against equai sunr:.
In comparing South Carolina with other
States, Dr. Shaw said that Senator
Will CtuVyOUr Rheumatism Tillman should think before he speak-..
Neuralgia, Headaches, Cramps, His State the suffrage speaker Mid,
Colic, Sprains, Braises, Cot and ha. no compulsory educational law, and
Burns. Old Sores, Stings of Insects it ranks third in illiteracy. It has no
Etc. AatiaeatioAnodmcunsedin ,-hiid labor law, no won
tsrnally and externallr. Frieo SSc and no
Sept. i. President
announced here has
United State Marine
Band a leave of absence, so last tat
famous organisation may make a tour
from Sept. 29 uatil Nov. 15, to include
the New England State., New York,
Ohio, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Waal
Virginia and Maryland.