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Programme and Souvenir of New Bern (1910)

Bibliographical Information:
Programme and Souvenir of New Bern, North Carolina (New Bern, N.C.: Owen G. Dunn, Co., 1910), 9 p.
This item contains the official program and schedule of events for the New Bern Bicentennial Celebration and the State Firemen's  Convention in July 1910.

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Programme and Souvenir of New Bern, North Carolina


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PROGRAM OF THE NEW BERN BI-CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION AND THE STATE FIREMEN’S CONVENTION  NEW BERN, N. C. JULY 25=30, 1910.


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Committees of the Bi- Centennial Celebration.

Chairman:
C. J. McCarthy, Mayor.
Chief Marshal: C. D. Bradham.
Treasurer: Wm. Dunn, Jr.

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Bi-Centennial Committee.
C. J. McCarthy
L. I. Moore
R. A. Nunn
C. E. Foy
J. J. Wolfenden
T. F. McCarthy
William Ellis
E. F. Richardson
C. N. Ives
T. C. Daniels
G. A. Nicoll
Captain Dunwoody
H. B. Craven
H.  W. Simpson
D. E. Henderson
Dr. N. M. Gibbs
S. M. Brinson
W. G. Boyd

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Committee on Reception and Entertainment.
L. I. Moore, Chairman.
James L. Williams, Sec’ty
J. T. Hollister
William Dunn, Sr.
B. B. Hurst
C. E. Foy
J. J. Wolfenden

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Ladies Committee on Floats, Historical Parade and Tableaux.
Mrs. M. M. Marks
Mrs. J. T. Hollister
Mrs. A. H. Rawlings
Mrs. D. F. Jarvis
Mrs. W. P. M. Bryan
Miss Mary Oilver
Miss Janet Hollister
Mrs. Mamie Benton
Miss Henrietta Hancock
Mrs. H. B. Marks
Miss Sadie Hollister


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Mrs. T. G. Hyman
Mrs. Charles S. Hollister
Mrs. F. H. Scott
Mrs. Dr. J. F. Rhem
Mrs. C. L Ives
Mrs. T. J. Roberts
Mrs. C. D. Bradham
Mrs. W. D. Barrington
Miss Jane Stewart
Miss Maude Munger
Mrs. Tom P. Williams
Miss Nina Basnight
Mrs. H. W. Lupton

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Tableaux.
Mrs. R. A. Nunn
Miss Mary Hatch Harrison

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Historical Relics.
Mrs. George Green
Mrs. George Slover

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Committee on Exhibition of Historical Relics.
Mrs. George Green
Mrs. George Slover

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Committee of Board of Aldermen.
W. T. Hill
B. B. Hurst
F. W. Shriner
E. H. Hardison
J. H. Weddell

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Committee of Board of County Commissioners.
C. E. Foy
J. B. Harvey
A. E. Wadsworth
G. V. Richardson
J. S. McGowan

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Program Committee.
L. I. Moore
C. J. McCarthy
R. A. Nunn

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Committee on Illumination and Decoration.
T. F. McCarthy
William Ellis
E. F. Richardson

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Committee on Water Events.
G. N. Ives
T. C. Daniels
G. A. Nicoll
Captain Dunwoody
H. W. Simpson


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Publicity Committee.
J. J. Wolfenden
C. E. Foy
E. F. Richardson
O G. Dunn
C. L. Stevens

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Committee on Music.
C. J. McCarthy
S. M. Brinson
H. B. Craven

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Firemen’s Committee on Entertainment and Reception.

Atlantic Fire Company:
J. C. Thomas   
Matthew Hall   
Fred Richardson          

Button Fire Company:
Thomas Davis
George Harrington
Robert Whitley

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Committees of The State Firemen's Convention

Finance Committee:
Edwin F. Richardson
George Y. Harrington

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Entertainment Committee:
W. Fred Richardson
J. C. Barker
T. D. Davis
Sam Coward

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Race Course Committee Fire Department Board:
Edwin F. Richardson, Chief.
George Y. Harrington, Assistant Chief.
Sam Coward, Foreman.
T. D. Davis, Foreman.
Lyle Smith, Assistant Foreman.
J. C. Barker, Assistant Foreman.
J. C. Thomas, Jr., Representative.
W. F. Richardson, Representative
O. A. Kafer, Representative
W. T. Brinson, Representative.

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Apparatus Committee:
J. C. Thomas, Jr.
J. C. Barker


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Program of the Bi-Centennial Celebration

MONDAY, JULY 25TH.

Opening Exercises, 10:30-11:00 A. M.

(Moses Griffin Auditorium.)

Formal Opening of the Bi-Centennial Celebration.

Prayer                                     

Music:  The Old North State.....New Bern Choral Society

Address of Welcome.....Hon. C. J. McCarthy, Mayor of New Bern.

Response to Address of Welcome.....Hon. Hannis Taylor

Music: America.....New Bern Choral Society

Address.....Dr. Julius I. Goebel, University of Illinois

Music:  The Watch on the Rhine.....New Bern Choral Society

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Historical Pageant, 2:00 P. M.

THE FOUNDING OF NEW BERN.

This pageant will represent the arrival of the Swiss and German settlers in 1710, their reception and welcome by the Indian chief, King Taylor, their negotiations for the purchase of a site for their settlement, their unfortunate quarrel with the Indians, the outbreak of hostilities, the attack by the Indians, the capture and trial before the Council of Warriors of Baron de Graffenried and John Lawson, Surveyor of the Colony, and the execution of Lawson at the stake. The whole will be under the auspices of the orders of Redmen and Woodmen of the World who will carry it into execution with the most realistic effects. The nageant will be followed by a street parade, including war dances, etc., by the Redmen.

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TUESDAY, JULY 26TH.

Bi-Centennial Parade, 10:00-12:00 A. M.
A floral and industrial parade and carnival, pageant,


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illustrating the industrial life of modern times. Advertising floats will be admitted subject to the approval of the committee. Prizes are offered for the four best floats. The parade will be under the direction of the Chief Marshal.

Boat Races, 3:00-6:00 P. M.
Fisherman canoe rowing race—one mile.
Indian dug-out skiffs, paddling race—200 yards.
Launches—cabin, over 30 feet—handicap, triangular course.

Fisherman canoe rowing race—-one mile:
1st Prize.....$15.00
2nd Prize.....10.00
3rd Prize.....5.00

Indan dug-out skiffs, paddling race—200 yards:
1st Prize.....$ 5.00
2nd Prize.....3.00
3rd Prize.....2.00
To each of the next 25 canoes finishing.....1.00

Launches—cabin, over 30 feet—handicap, triangular course:
1st Prize.....$15.00
2nd Prize.....10.00
3rd Prize.....5.00

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Historical Pageant, 8:30-9:30 P. M.
An illuminated parade illustrating the origin, history and growth of the colony. Four prizes. No advertising floats admitted. Under the direction of the Chief Marshal.

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WEDNESDAY, JULY 27TH.
9:00 A. M. Parade.
11:00 A. M. Engine Contest.
2:30 P. M. Horse Hose Wagon Races.

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Grand Colonial Ball, 9:30 P. M.
A Grand Colonial Ball at the Court House. No person

Owen G. Dunn, Printer, New Bern, N. C.


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will be admitted to the ball room floor unless in colonial costume. This does not apply to spectators. Dr. N. M. Gibbs, Manager.

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THURSDAY, JULY 28TH.
 

Historical Tableaux, 8:30-9:30 P. M.
These tableaux will be scenes from the history of New Bern, presented from a large platform on Neuse River off the foot of East Front Street. Under the auspices of the Woman’s Club of New Bern.

Illuminated Parade and Fireworks on Water— 9:30-10:30 P. M.
This will be an illuminated parade of water craft, at which prizes are offered for the best decorated craft. The parade will be at night on Trent and Neuse rivers, and will be followed by a grand display of fire­works on water at the foot of Broad Street. Under the auspices of George N. Ives, Chairman.

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FRIDAY, JULY 29TH.

2:00 P. M.       Hand Reel Races.
Grab Reel Races.

Boat Races, 10:00-12:30 P. M.
Five-oared Cutter race—one mile rowing.
Five-oared cutter race—one mile rowing:
1st Prize.....Silver loving to the chip. $5.00 to each member of the winning crew.
2nd Prize.....$2.50 to each member of the crew.

Launches, open, under 30 feet, handicap, triangular course:
1st Prize.....$15.00
2nd Prize.....10.00
3rd Prize.....5.00


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9:00A.M.

11:00 A. M.

2:30P.M.

Parade.

Engine Contest.

Horse Hose Wagon Races.

 

Program of The State Firemen's Tournament

PROGRAM:
TUESDAY, JULY 26TH.
11:00 A. M.     Convention Called to Order, Moses Griffin Building.
2:30 P. M.     Business Session.
8:00 P. M.     Business Session.

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WEDNESDAY, JULY 27TH.

9:00 A.M.     Parade.
11:00 A.M.     Engine Contest
2:30 P.M.     Horse Hose Wagon Races.

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THURSDAY, JULY 28TH.
2:00 P. M.     Hand Reel Races.
Grab Reel Races.

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FRIDAY, JULY 29TH.
1:00 P. M.     Interstate Hand Reel Races.
Interstate Horse Hose Wagon Races.
All contests and races to be governed by the Rules of the North Carolina State Firemen’s Association. Hydrant on left side of track. Plug opening between....and.....inches from ground. Water pressure 85 pounds. Coupling, 8 threads to the inch. Track, FAST, down grade.

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FRIDAY, JULY 29TH.
1:00 P. M. Interstate Races:
Hand Reel Races, 1st Prize.....$100.00


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"     "     "     2nd Prize.....15.00
"     "     "     3rd Prize.....50.00

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Horse Hose Wagon Race, 1st Prize.....$100.00
"     "     "     2nd Prize.....75.00
"     "     "     3rd Prize.....50.00
"     "     "     4th Prize.....25.00
"     "     "     5th Prize.....15.00

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NOTE—The New Bern. Department will take no part in any of the contests. No prize has been offered for Hook and Ladder Truck, but if two or more teams enter there will be a prize of $100.00 for first, and $50.00 for second.

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WEDNESDAY, JULY 27TH.
11:00 A.. M. Engine Contest:
Quick Steaming, 1st Prize.....$50.00
"     "     2nd Prize.....25.00             

Long Distance, 1st Prize.....$50.00
"     "     2nd Prize.....25.00

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2:30 P. M.     Horse Hose Wagon Race:
1st Prize.....$100.00
2nd     "     .....75.00
3rd     "     .....50.00
4th     "     .....25.00
5th     "     .....15.00

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THURSDAY, JULY 28TH.
2:00 P. M.        Reel Contests:
Hand Reel Contest, 1st Prize.....$100.00
"     "     "     2nd Prize.....75.00
"     "     "     3rd Prize.....50.00

Grab Reel Race, 1st Prize.....$75.00
"     "     "     2nd Prize.....50.00

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FRIDAY, JULY 29TH.

10:00 P. M. Firemen’s Ball at the Court House. German. Dr. N. M. Gibbs, Manager.


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Text prepared by Victor T. Jones, Jr.

Last edited: November 20, 2014

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