HG Swan/SF McCotter

HG Swan/SF McCotter - The Vandamere Section. H. G. Swan, of Bayboro,...
The Vandamere Section. H. G. Swan, of Bayboro, came up to New Bern last evening to attend to business matters and while in the to city told a Journal reporter that the road leading from Vandamere I was opened up yesterday afternoon, and that for the first time since Tuesday afternoon was it possible to hear some- to thing in rcagrd to the storm from that section. Mr. Swan said that at Maribel the water did much damage The Mari- and bel store, owned by McCotter Bros., was badly damaged, the water being up oyer thp counter9 anQ a part 0f the (orn away At c h Corner wncrc J. C. Muse C?ffl.??.ny per"C " this building was oao.y uamageu was the stock ol goods, ni vanuemerc s p McCotter Brothers were among he neavicgt osers, the damage to their stock of goods being estimated at 25,000. Their store is located on the banks of Bay river and received the full effects of both the wind and rain. Water rose to a depth of seven feet in tomorrow. will line the road the the store and burst out both the! front and rear ends. The large wharf and shed ot tne Atlantic coast Line Kauway company wnicn cxienucu out over the river, noatea several hundred yards up a nearby street. In the home of J. H. Fowler, father of Register of Deeds Stephen H. Fowler, of this city, the water was two and a half feet deep and in a number of other homes the water was of equal if not greater depth. So high was the water that many cattle were caught in the limbs of trees and were tounu lodged there after the water had re- ceded. The Atlantic Coast Line tracks from Vandemcre to Washington were badly damaged and it was impossible for them to get a train out of the form- er place until yesterday morning when I they succeeded in reaching Royall, a station fifteen miles away from Vandemerc. No tidings have been received from Goose Creek Island,! Hobucken. Lowlands or Mesick and the amount of damage done there cannot be estimated.

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  1. New Berne Weekly Journal,
  2. 08 Sep 1913, Mon,
  3. Page 3

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