North Carolina Newspapers

No. 147
35lh YEAR
Wiseman, Said To Be Former
Second-Story Man Flees
From Kinston.
Itoman Was Travelling Over The
Country With A Carni
val Company.
Fred Wiseman, a travelling showman
whose home ia at Chester, Pa., and
I who created a sensation at Kinston.
last week by taking from his wife,
eulah Warg Wiseman who was at
that town with a carnival company,
lieir three year old daughter, in
lew Bern.
Wiseman was told to leave Kinston
aursday afternoon and he lost no
le in doing so and came to New Bern
the eastbound train, and is at
resent stopping at a boarding house
bar the union passenger station.
Yesterday's Kinston Free Press has
e following interesting account of
e affair
"The "Wiseman kidnapping case is
it yet settled. The police wish
hat it were. Wiseman is in New
ern, and this morning he kept the
tlephone and telegraph wires be-
veen that city and Kinston warm.
"The facts in the case to date are
Ifednesdaym between midnight and
a. m., Frederick Wiseman, show-
rian, former second-story man and
convict, of I hester. Pa., who had
shadowed Beulah Warg Wiseman,
bis wife, to Kinston, from Maine,
entered an upper story window at the
bouse at 405 East Washington street,
drugged their three-year-old daugh-
Iter, Dorothy, and escaped from the
house with the child without awaking
the sleeping mother. That day, at
1 10;30, Wiseman went to the baseball
park, where Miss Warg was employed
with a travelling carnival, admitted
that he had the child secreted down
town, and insisted that the little one
be sent to Miss Warg's mother in Penn-
svlvaniu. Wiseman probably unbal
anced, had demanded money from the j;he last two years,
Atlanta, Ga., Sept. 26 The
corn crop of the South this year is
magnificent beyond compare.
Of the 2,300 million bushels of
corn, which it is believed will be
husked from the growth of 1913 in
the United States, not less than 750
millions will be the Southern crop.
The latter will constitute nearly
$609,000,000 out of the $1,600,00,000
total value of American' corn this
year, These results are indicated by
"the preliminary report in the At
lanta authority Orange Judd South
ern Farming. It says the prospective
l ig crop is due to greatly increased
and higher average yield per acre.
The season in the Southeast was so
favorable to corn that the yield will
average twenty-two bushels per acre,
or somewhat more than in previous
years. In the Southwest the yield of
fourteen bushels per acre is slightly
more than two yesra ago, compared
with twenty last year.
The total crop of the Southeast is
therefore, expected to be very close
to 600,000,000 of bushels, or about
100,000,000 more than last year or
two years ago. The drouth in the
Southwest was so serious as to make
this year's crop of 166,000,000 only
about the same size as two years ago,
compared to 239,000,000 last year.
The South, as a whole, will make
fully 750,000,000 of bushels this year
This is slightly in excess of last year's
bonanza totalt but over 100,000 000
more than two years ago.
Virginia 8 crop of i lou.uou is
slightly more than two years ago, ac
cording to Southern Farming's pre
liminary report. The yield now looks
like an average of twenty-five bushels
per acre compared to twenty-four
last year and the year before. The
total amount of corn produced in Vir
ginia this season will be about 51,
100,000, which is 3,000,000 more than
But corn may
Corporation Commission Engaged In Working out Re-
auctions ror Northeastern Counties But This Sec
tion Is To Be Given No Assistance,
points and they have been denied the
benefit of the proportional rates
obtaining up to the Virginia cities,
Raleigh, Sept. 26. It was learned
at the office of the Corporation Com
mission today that more substantial
reductions will be worked out on rates
from the West to the Northeastern
section of the State, where it had not
before been understood that any re
ductions would be made, than to any
other section of the State.
No reductions are to be made in
lie rate south of the basing point of
Norfolk on the line out of Norfo k
to Washington; the line via Suffolk
to Edenton; the Coast line to Kel-
ford and the Seaboard v'a Boykins to
Lewiston until the rate out of Nor
folk gets beyond 45 cents first class
from Norfolk, and, therefore, no re
ductions had been heretofore men
tioned to points on' these lines.
It is now learned, however, that
the proposition making the rate of 77
cent from Ohio river crossings to
Weldon the maximum rate to all
points on the northeastern border
will result in most substantial reduc-
ions on the 'lines above mentioned,
growing out of the fact that hereto
fore no through class rates have been
published from ahe West to these
Designates Wednesday November 5 and Thursday No
vember 6 as "Good Roads Days," Enlists The Sup
port of All The People In the State.
(Special to the Journal.) j Locke Craig, Governor of North Caro-
Raleigh, N. C, Sept. 27. A special lina, do set apart Wednesday, the 5th
committee from the North Carolina day of November, and Thursday,
carnival management, threatened to
kill a concessionaire named Logan
who had befriended the 20-year-old
girl, and severely handled a boy whom
he mistook in the dark for Logan.
"In North Carolina, Wiseman's
home is where his family is, so he
could not be arrested for burglary,
proprietress of the boarding house at
405 East Washington declined to
prefer a charge of trespass. Miss
I Warg, badly frightened, could not
have a peace warrant or any other
taction brought; Wiseman might do
I her bodily harm. The police were up
against it. Afraid Wiseman would
give them trouble, he was spied upon
constantly. Beulah Warg bought
I poison. This was taken from her in the
belief that she might kill herself.
She would go with Wiseman back to
Pennsylvania. She remained with
Ihim nearly two days. Finally,
I about 3:30 Thursday afternoon, Mayor
Sutton took a hand in the matter.
lie ordered Wiseman's arrest on a
technicality until a thorough case
could be worked up against him.
tapofficer was reading the warrant
'tscmaa the wife, much agitated,
fiBted fcti!fncy be shown the father
of her child. She would not return
to him, but he had a big act on the road,
end she h. ted to see him lose hit busi
r.ess. A friend saw the Mayor for her,
and the executive allowed Wiseman
the privilege of turning the child
over to the wife, giving her money
to that she could send the baby back
to the north when she desired, and
leaving on a train due for the east
in a few minutes. He was not to leave
th train this side of the main line
tf the Norfolk Southern at New Bern,
or return to Kinston under any cir
cumstances. Two policemen did not
intend to let Wiseman miss the train,
and he boarded it rather than go to
jail. He gave the woman a $20 note
in the presence of the officers.
"This morning Wiseumn talked to
the authorities here 'over long-dis
tince telephone a number of times,
There jrai no change in their attitude
and he was told that he might employ
Counsel and have proper action brought
in the civil courts, have seen a lawyer
1 e told me I've been duped, and that
he didn't believe the Mayor of Kinston
would take such a. view of the matter,
Wiseman told Chief Heath, intimating
that the police had not been fair with
e worth an average of 80 cents a
bushel this year compared to 71 and
J the past two years. In this case
irginia corn will make a crop worth
$41,000,000 compared with $34,000,
000 and $35,000 000 annually for two
previous years.
The boys of the newly organized band
are in a sore plight. The instruments
which were ordered from C. C. Conn
have arrived .and the contributions
so far have far from equalled an amount
sufficient to cover the cost of the instru
R. C. Minich, the manager, states
that he has had the assurance of the
business mcn'of New Bern that they
would be ready and willing to stand
by the band in procuring these instru
ments but so far they have not made
An effort will be made Monday to
see every business man in New Bern
and Mr. Minnich feels confident that
the citizens of New Bern will not fail
to avail themselves of the opportunity
l Y . 1 .LJ U
to ao so mucn goou uuu rauuic
boys to have their new instruments
for their usual Monday night rehearsal
Let us hope that there is no business
man in New Bern that will not contri
bute towards this band which is com
posed of gentlemen who have had
experience in bands before and who are
determined to make good, and surely
there is no one who would try in the
least to discourage these band men
and therefore we trust that no citizen
in New Bern will turn a cold shoulder
to the committee who has been ap
pointed to solicit contributions to get
these instruments out of the express
office Monday.
so thalfc while they have had lower
rates out of Norfolk than other
points in the State their through
rates from the West have been
higher. Under the proposition as it
now stands Elizabeth Citv will eeta
reduction of 15 cents first class from
Cincinnati and related points, Eden
ton 23 cents reduction, Aulander 28
cents and Rich Square 37 cents, with
corresponding reductions on other
This will give very substantial re
duction to practically all towns in
Northampton, Hertford, Bertie,
Gates, Chowan, Perquimans, Pasquo
tank, Camden and Currituck.
This section of the State has been
made largely tributary to "Norfolk,
by reason of its through rates being
on the full combination via Norfolk
The Commission predicts that these
reductions in through rates will put
a number of prosperous wholesale
and jobbing houses in the counties
Pamlico Man Proves That He Has
The Never-Say-Dle
Story Of Edgar S. Weaver's Life
Ia A Remarkable One In
Many Ways.
Down at Arapahoe, in Pamlico
county, is probably ,the youngest
"veteran" drawing a total disability
pension from Uhcle Sam for injuries
received in the line of duty. The
largest amount allowed by law to a
totally disabled private soldier. This
man is Edgar S. Weaver, formerly a
trooper in the Fourteenth United
States Cavalry, totally and permanently
paralyzed in the entire left side, and
.with no hope or possibilty of cure
or even of relief, he is probably the first
man so afflicted who has been inventive
enough to devise an apparatus by which
he is enabled to leave his wheel chair
and walk about. Weaver has done this
and is now walking around every day
and is the owner and proprietor of
one of the largest retail establishments
in the place.
Good Roads Association is preparing
bill to be introduced at this session
of the General Assembly, to create a
State Highway Commission on a basis
that will be inexpensive to the State,
it is said, and at the same time be
capable of accomplishing a great deal
of good in the furtherance of the good
roads movement.
The association called upon Governor
Craig to name two consecutive "Good
Roads" days to be observed through
out the state by the peolple turning
out and giving personal work in road
construction and improvement on these
days. The Governor gladly acquicised
and immediately issued the following.
"Whereas the modern highway is
essential to material prosperity, and
to the advancement of the social life
of every community; every people that
aspires to join the forward procession
and that hopes for the opportunities
of our time is beginning to realize
the necessity of improved roads; all
sections and all progressive citizens
are demanding them and determined
to have them; the whole country
has awakened to their importance;
everywhere there is a generous rivalry
to have the best, and everywhere
enthusiasm for them is apparent,
and increasing; and.
"Whereas the people of North Caro
lina arc losing, according to reliable
estimate, twelve million dollars an
nually on account of bad roads this
vast sum paid as a tribute to mud;
"Now, therefore, recognizing the
universal sentiment for road improve
ment, and realizing the benefits which
must result therefrom to all the people, I
the 6th of November, 1913, as GOOD
ROADS DAYS, and do appoint these
days as holidays and days of festival
throughout the State, to celebrate
the beginning of an era wherein im
proved highways shall be built i every
neighborhood, that all the people
of farm and city may enjoy the oppor
tunities which they bring."
I call upon all patriotic people through
out the State to work upon the public
roads and refrain from all other occu
pations on-" these appointed days;
and I call upon every able-bodied man
to shoulder his shovel, and march out
and strike a blow for progress. Let the
farmer, the merchant, the lawyer,
the doctor, the minister of the Gospel,
the rich and the poor, and the men
of all the walks of life enlist as volun
teers in this mighty army for grand
"Let no man be above this work,
nor forget his duty to himself and to
his neighbors. It will be an honor
to every man on these days to labor
with his fellow-man to banish from t' e
country the curse of bad roads and the
evils that accompany them
"Let all the people of every station,
high or low, be moved by the same
patriotic impulse to work for the com
mon weal. To all the benefit will come.
Let all participate.
"I do appoint and set apart these
days, the 5th and 6th of November,
that the people may have an oppor
tunity to give substantial expression
to the universal desire and determina
tion of the State, in action inspired
by hope, and rejoicing that will resound
in one unbroken chorus from the moun
tains to the sea."
Secretary And Treasurer Of
Lumber Company Will
Move To New Bern.
Talks Interestingly Of Proposed
Railway Improvements
In That Section.
Thousand Gallons OI Beer
And Outfit Was Dst
tr yed.
Popular Young Couple Soon to
Washington, D. C, Sept. 26.
Hon Josephus Daniels, Secretary of
the United States Navy, hat au
thoris-d two officers of the North
Carolina Naval Militia to accompany
the Atlantic Fleet on its cruise In
European Waters, and the duty of
selecting the two officers who shall
takt tab cruise bat been delegated
to Comtiander C. D. Bradham of
th "North Carolina Naval Militia.
The following invitation has been
sent out:
"Mr. and Mrs. Robert Alonzo Rich
ardson invite you to be present at the
marriage of their daughter Mamie
Hunter to Mr. John Dodson Kinser,
on the morning of Wednesday of cithth
of October, nineteen hundred and thir
teen, half after eight o'clock, Christ
Church, New Bern, North Carolina."
"At home, 4032 Magnolia Avenue,
Tampa, Florida. "
No cards in the ity.
A representative of the Gould Storage
Battery Company of New York, the
firm who constructed the batteries
used on the cars of the New Bern
Ghent Street Railway Company, is
in the city placing new batteries in
the three cars which were first fitted
out with this type of power.
Car number four was the first one
to have new batteries placed on it
and this was completed yesterday,
and the car will be in commission
again today. Tomorrow another one
of the cars will be put in the barn for
"treatment." The cost of replacing
these batteries will be three thousand
Anr nr more. O -
Next Saturday Barnum and.Bailey
circus will exhibit at Ghent Park and
the company will have all of their
cars in operation on that day so as
to be in a position to handle the im
mense crowds who will attend the show.
Children Cry
C. B. King, of Raleigh, has purchased
an interest in the fruit and confection
ery establishment conducted on Middle
street by H. E. Royall and in the future
this establishment will be under the
firm name of Royall and King.
Mr. King has had considerable
experience in operating stores of this
kind and he and Mr. Royall are plan
ning tJ make a number of c ha ages.
Among these a cafe and lunch counter
will be added and it is their intention
to make this department of the business
as good as any in the State.
A number of alterations will be made
in the store, but the proprietors hope
to be in readiness for opening by Octo
ber 1.
No. 666
Tk it prescription propered especially
PIts or will break any case, and
tf taken then a a toaic the Fever will not
retara. h sen on ths IItst better then
Calomel and does not gripe or sicken. 25c
Left an orphan by the death of
both parents when he was a mere lad
gaining an education by his own efforts
doing a successful brokerage business
in San Francisco before he was nine
teen years of age; keeping his head
above water during the trying days
of the earthquake and fire, only to be
engulfed and wiped out in the panic
of 1907; enlisting in the regular army
in that year; thrown from, his horse
and crippled for life a year later;
planning, thinking, studying day and
night to devise a means of releasing
himself from the bondage of the invalid
chair and cot; finally succeeding and
inventing a harness, brace and mechan
ism that enables him to walk again.
This, in brief, is Weaver's life story
and he is not yet thirty years of age.
Weaver was born in Massachu
setts, near Boston, where some of His
relatives still reside. His parents
removed to California while he was
little more than a boy. Beginning
with the death of both parents when he
was only six years old and continuing
to the day at Point Bonita when his
horse was caught in a stampede and
he was thrown from the saddle against
a telegraph pole, Weaver's life story
is one of struggle and bad luck. Enough
of the latter seems to have been crowded
into this man s life to put the average
man down and out. But not Weaver'
He is a mixture of New England
determination and Western optimism.
and thorough all his misfortunes he has
retained the indomitable cheerfulness
that sparkles in his eyes and break
forth in his smiles; he has never lost
the ncver-say-die spitit that kept
him going through the cataclysm , that
smashed San Francisco the spirit that
made him refuse to accept the verdict
of a score of the biggest surgeons in
the service of the United States, that
never would he again be able to walk a
After the death of his parents Weaver
grew up in San Francisco, picxing
up a better than average education
as he grew. While yet in his teens he
was doing business for himself and then
reverses came and he became affiliated
with the army. After he had been
thrown from his horse the surgeon's
prophecies that he would be paralyzed
began to come true. First his arm
and feet began to feel numb and in
less than two months the entirdleft
side was "dead." Then he began his
fight for freedom. All manner of
methods from manage to electric
treatment were tried' but all to no
avail. Finally Weaver went to the
National Sailors and Soldiers .Home
at Washington. Here he continued
his struggles to get out of the wheel chair
His brain was not paralyzed even if his
body was and he succeeded in invent
ing a leather harness which proved,
to be just the thing needed to let him
get his feet once more on the ground
and to walk around as other people do.
Th? . us works in WWg by
nea i!. of a surprisingly ingenious
yst m of straps, webbing and bant, the
walking motion being imparted i by I
the wearer's right side and shoulder.
As soon as he saw that the apparatus
was a complete success Mr. Weaver
had it patented and since that time
has placed it at the service of a number
of paralytics, no matter how they
were "fixed" financially.
New Bern is soon to become the home
of one of Onslow county's most promi-
nept and influential citizens. 1 his is
TJ. H. Pritchett, secretary and treas
urer, of the Swansboro Land and Lum
ber Company which incidentally is
one of the largest enterprises of this
sort in the State, and at present pro
prietor of the famous Tarrymore
Mr. Pritchett was in the city yester
day making preparations for his removal
and while in conversation with a
Journal reporter he stated that he and
his family would arrive here on or
about October 1. Mr. Pritchett has
decided to give up the management
oft the Tarrymore Hotel and this will,
in the future, be in charge of S. W.
Everett, at present proprietor of the
NbusSjlEivcr Inn, at Oriental. Mr.
Everett'fias had m?jiy years experienc
in the operation of hotels and his friends
are predicting that he will the
Tarrymore Hotel even mure popular
than ft is at present.
Mr. Pritchett is also a stockholder
jn the recently organized company
:who are promoting the construction
of a railroad from Swansboro to Golds
bdro via Seven Springs and is thorough
lyUamiliar with the plans of this com
pany. He says that the route has
been mapped out and that the gent
lemen interested in the project are now
ngaged in working out a number of
smaller details in connection with the
construction of the road and that it
Will be only a matter of a short time
before actual construction work will
If this railroad is built, and there
is not the least doubt that such will
be the case, it will open up an entirely
new and virgin country and will
prove of inestimable worth to that
entire section.
A party of local sportsmen composed
of George Fuller, George Waters,
George Nicoll, John Thomas and C D.
Bradham left last evening for Camp
Bryan, near Havelock, where they well
spend a few days in search of deer
Many of these fleet footed animals
are reported to have been seen in that
section since the opening of the season
on the first of the present month,
and the members of the party antici
pate bagging several of them before
returning to the city.
Mm. mm cue home.
Captain Satterficld, commander of
Second Tiim In Pa3t Weak That
Officers Have Made
A Raid.
One thousand gallons of beer and, a
section of an illicit distillery were
located and destroyed nnr North
Harlowe, Craven county, late yester
day afternoon by United States Deputy
Collector J. E. Cameron, of Kinston,
and U. S. Deputy Marshal Samuel
Lilly, of the city.
The revenue officers were "tipped
off" several days ajo that a still was
in operation in that section and
made their plans to locate and destroy
it and to capture the operators if
possible. Early ycUarday morning
they left New Bern enroute to North
Harlowe and arrived there about noon.
Naturally they kept their movements
secret and used every possible precau
tion to prevent the operators of the
still from learning that they were
in the neighborhood.
Regardless of this precaution the
operators in some way learned that the
revenue officers were in the neigh
borhood and succeeded in taking
away and secreting a section of the still
before the officers arrived. However,
they did not have time to get the beer
which was on hand and a large part
of the still away before the officers
arrived and this found and destroyed.
Deputy Collector Cameron and Dep
uty Marshal Lilly have been dili
gently at work in this sect on during the?
past few weeks and in consequence
have destroyed several stills and also
arrested a number of offenders of the
Internal Revenue Law. A week ago
last Saturday they located and destroy
ed an eighty-five gallon distillery,
near Stella, Carteret county, and
captured Daniel Hill, colored, who is
supposed to be the operator.
According to a statement made last
night by Deputy Mirshal Lilly, the
still found and decoyed yesterday
was one of the largest and most com
plete ever found by the government
officers in this section. It is believed
that it had been in operation for several
months. While none of the operators
were captured the revenue officers
have a clue as to whom they are and
arrests are expsctcd to be made within
a few day3.
Dr. E. C. Armstrong, a prominent
local physician and one of the officers
and stockholders in the New Bern
Ghent Street Railway Company, was
painfully injured and his automobile
(Special to the Journal.)
Charlotte, Sept. 27. The State Red
Cross Seal Committee of North Caro
lina is planning an extensive campaign
for the sale of the Red Cross Seal
Christmas stamp in every part of the
The Committee ia now writing to
specially sclectc 1 persons in every town
and city above 400 population. This
correspondent i3 requested to select
a committee for his city or community
i whirh hp aented at the time. ana rcPort tne nnme9 10 lne -cuve
. ... , Sjfrpt!)tv I. TV Mverq at Charlotte.
was somewhat scarred up, wnen a itmo ;
which had been cut off from a tree
by one of the city's force of electric
Jans, fell on the machine as it was
being driven up Pollock street Thursday
During the past few days a force
of the linemen and electricians
employed by the city, have been
engaged in cutting off the limbs of
the trees on Pollock street which come
in contact with the electric wires owned
by the city. Dr. Armstrong did not
te that the limb was about to fall,
neither did the man wielding the saw
see the approaching automobile until
tHe limb had struck it.
Fortunately Dr. Armstrong was not
SmW hurt, neither was his machine
Hugh Rowe, a young white man
who is employed at Will Dunn's saw
.1.-1 II L J.L. C.I....1- i L""" "V ' - v 'I
uc.o,vHon "rmy.j the mi(rfortuIle t0 loM one ( hifl
left yesterday for Greenville, S. C,
where he went to place in the Salvation
hands yesterday while operating
gang saw. Dr. W. T. Potter, of Aurora,
few weeks ago
machine owned by Dr. Armstrong's
busi ess partner, C. J. McCarthy,
overturned and Mr. McCarthy had a
miraculous escape from serious or
fatal injury.
Where no one is known in a city or
town the editor or postmaster has
been written and his assistance re
quested in selecting a committee. Later
letters will be written to all towns
betwwecn 200 and 400 population,
so that it is ho.ied to get the seals
on sale in ever community of 200
people or more.
The most encouraging replies are
being received from all over the State,
and it is confidently believed that
1,000,000 seals will be sold this year
in the State. 400,000 were sold last year
which was a great record for the first
year's work.
The sale of these, seals is in itself
of great value in t irring up a commu
nity to the great evil of tuberculosis.
In addition to this a'l of the money
received goes into the work df prevent
ing the spread of this disease,
stamp sold helps both ways..
They sell for one cent each, IN are
put on Christmas packages and letters
as a mirk of the tender's interest
in the Ami Tuberculosis Campaign. 4
Keeper Of National Cemetery Goea
To Virginia.
Army Rescue Home at that pacewM,ummontd,0llvtn wounded man
an unfortunate woman who home "P"6.1 I he wound was
h at Kintton. He wiH
dressed and the v ctim of the accident
ruurnwai carried to hi home near the
Craven county line.
John A. Reeves,. who for teveral
yean has been in charge of the National
cemetery at this place, will leave to
day or tomonow for1 Alexandria, a.,
where he U to take charge of the
National cemetery at that place
W. T. Garrick, of Greenville,
hat arrived in the dty to reliev
Recvet and will in the future
C large of the ccmcter
Dr. R. S.
loading local
ill at Baltimoi
one of the
is critically
went several
was received

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