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Damage Put At $15,000
In Patterson-Carter Co.
Blaze On Tuesday Night
Wood-Working Plant, With
All Its Machinery and
1 Building Materials,
Is Destroyed
Loss Is Partially Covered by
Insurance; Main Building
Hopeless Case For Fire
men as They Arrive; Box
Car On Seaboard Spur
Track Is Also Burned
Damage estimated at $15,000. parti*
ally coveied by insurance, was done to
the lumoer and v.»dwarkmg estab
lishment auJ plan of Patterson-Car
ter. Incorporated, local contractor's i.nd
butlderj. in a lire between 9 and 11
o clock Tuesday evening.
The nn.n building of the plant was
a to al los:.. mcliui.rig coolly machinery
an.l large stocks of Him*, rock lathes,
pain's, glass, dieted lumber and other
materials stored there. A lumber
storage on the lower end of the lot ad
joining the Carolina Bagging Company
property and a window, sash and door
storage on the upper side, together
wilt two lun.'ber sheds on the outer
edges of the yard were saved by ef
lor s of the firemen.
A box car on the Seaboard spu:
track adjoining the burned building
wes also destroyed. It had beer, shut
tled into the aiding Tucsuay afternoon
and had Just been unloaded. A num
ber of other box cars on the same sid
ing were pulled out by a shifter before
fhey were ma’-rially damaged.
C. L. Carter, mermber of the firm,
sa d today the plant wou.d be restor
ed as soon as possible, and that the
concern would continue Its business.
As soon as insurance adjustments are
made, work to this end wi.l be begun,
he said. The offices, destroyed in
the building that was burned, were
being fitted up today in one cf the
’storage buildings not damaged, ■, nd
the business will carried v»n from
that place. Two large delivery trucks
operated by the company were pulled
from their sheds before the fir*- reach
ed them and wore saved unharmed
The fire had made gcod headway
when the alarm raim* in. ant! by 'h’
time the firemen reached the sem**
and began throwing water the rniin
building was a mass of flames, and
there was no prospect of saving it
Efforts then were concentrated on the
storage Housea and other adjo.n.r.g
property, all of which was saved.
Wha* came near being a serious acci
F' K '*pherd'j car speeding to the f.r°
dent occured when Fire Chief E. T.
and J C. Whaley's car. loaded with
members of his family and others, col
at the Chava"se avenue intersec
tien wi'h South William street Thr
fire chief was racing down William
street to get to Tie fire as quickly a?
possible, with his sirene screeching at
t'P force, whiie Mr. Wlhaley was com
ing out of Chavas'-e avenue. Shep
herd seeing f, he situation, swer.ed to
the right ard ran over the curb and
l-to , vacant lo* opening, thus avoid
ing what probably would have been a
very serious accident. Mr Who ley
also swerved to the left, though the
e-rs collided desnite these meves.
Shepherd'3 car had two fenders ?nd
the running hoard cn. ‘he left side b*nt
and virtually ruined, while Mr. Wha
lev’s car al"o suffered in the smash
ing of a bumper and damage *o a right!
The flr p . ore of the largest here in
a long time at’ractrd a great crowd
of spentators. who watched the flames
Tiat ate th«'tr way through the main
building of ♦ho lumber pl-«n f . and fear
ed at one time lest the fire might get
beyond control of the firemen.
17 Teachers Are
Registered Here
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Among th* teanher.s registering at
the teacheiagn or. Church street are
’•fishes Cuth Core. Julia Bethea.
Agnes Edwards. Inn Haywood. Min
me Franklin. Maxine Taylor. Emma
Rose Brant. Blanche McDade. Ann
Sally. Reha Calhoun. Lilly Kv.e Mil
dred Barnes. Irene Woodtief. and
Maude Winston. These teachers were
here at the tencherage last year and
three new ones have been added to
the number this year. They are Mis.
G’advs Weir, Miss Morton and Miss
Bargain Rates
September 19 to 22 Inclusive
To Atlanta
Raleigh $15.19
Henderson 16.78
Oxford 16.78
Sanford 13.68
Tickets Sold All Trains September
19, 30, 21. 22—Limited Returning
September 20th
Heads Rail Group
- - Mam
Henderson Agent of Sea
board Heads New State.
f 9
wide Organization
Business Sesuons Held DurYig Day
And Miss Meeting In Auditorium
at Night; Local People
Are Present
W. R. Vaughan, for the past seven
years. Seaboard Air Line agent in
Henderson, was elected president of
the Statewide organization of the Rail
way Employees and Taxpayers Asso
ciation, which was formed at Raleigh
yesterday, and followed by a mass
meeting held in Memorial Aud.torium
there la-d night. Mr. Vaughan a
month ago was appointed representa
iwe o f and organizer for the Seaboard
throughout the State in forming local
units, and since that ‘ime has given
most of his effots t’o that end. and has
visited numerous places in the State
n connection with his work.
A. J. Humphries, of Wilmington, an
official of the Atlantic Coast Line
railroad, was named vice president,
and C. W. Johnson, of Raleigh was
chosen as treasurer. Employment of
a full time-secretary was left to thp
association's executive committee.
Permanent headquarters are to be
'naini’ained in Raleigh.
Several hundrrtl North Carolina
.*ailway employees banded themselves
together In the meeting In Raleigh “to
urge upon law-making bodies’ SLVe
and national, correction of dispari
ties between regulation of railroad and
highway transportation. “Governor
Frankkn D. Roosevelt’s position on
the question was praised.
The railroad workers began their
program in Raleigh with a business
meeting Monday morning at which
purposes of the organization were de
lineated. ' «* f
Las: night in Memorial Auditorium
‘hey hoird addresses by Senator Jn
sinh W. Bailey and O. H. Page, gen
eral superintendent of the Atlantic
Coast Line railway.
At the morning session a resolution
lauding Governor Franklin D. Roo.se
velt for his attitude toward the con
trol of motor highway transportation
was passed, basis for the resolution
being the Democratic PresldenMa!
nominee’s speech Saturday at Shit
I/ako Ci’y. His views, says the resolu
tion, harmonize closely "with the
principles and aims which have been
adopted for our future guidance.” A
copy was forwarded to the nominee.
The delegates heard speakers sttnek
“the present system of State subsidiz
ed and unregulated competition" ar.r
adopted a declaration of principles
looking to the ‘‘prevention of destruc
tion of public highways for private gain
and profit."
The theme fitted in closely with re
marks of Senator Bailey, who declar
ed that American railroads are over
taxed and ovcrregulated. .
‘There is too much government.” he
said “The ro-called progressives have
loaded this country down with all sorts
of Institution? and regulations."
A crowd which almost filled the
arena of ’.he auditorium he»rd the
night speaker?, including Eugene
Bagwell, general manager of the Sea
board. and Mayor O“orge A. Iseley.
who welcomed the delegates.
The meetme began with Invocation
by Dr. J. Edward Kirbye, pastor of
the United Church. President Vaugh
an served as chairman.
The Department of Agriculture
ranks as one of the gr-:a.es: scientific
insrituTons in th ewo.ld.
Checks Malaria In S days, Colds first
day. Headaches or Neuralgia In M
Most Speedy Remedied Known.
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Third District Judge Dies
Suddenly In Court At
Elizabeth City
He Was General Favorite In This
County and Elsewhere Through
out Eastern Cantina
Court District
Hundreds of court officials, lawyers
and friends whom he knew personally
were shocked and grieved here today
at the sudden death of Judge Garland
E. Midyette, of Jackson, Northampton
county, in Elizabeth City late Tues
day. Ho was there presiding over a
term of Pasquotank Superior Court.
Acute dilation of the heart was given
as,the cause of death.
In 'addition to the times when he
rode the circuit in the third Judicial
district, in which he lived, and in
which Vance county s grouped, Judge
Midyette often held court here be
cause, as be said, he liked to come
to Henderson. He knew personally
hundreds of individuals here, and held
the respect and high esteem of all
of them. He was known as a man
of fairness, exceptional legal ability
and a high-toned Christian gentleman.
The legal fraternity and others always
were pleased when it was known that
he was to hold court here.
Judge Midyette was appointed
solicitor in the third district when
Congressman ’John H. Kerr was
elevated to the bench. Later, when
Judge Kerr went to Congress, the
late Judge Thomas M. Pittman, of
Henderson, served for the district a
brief period, and when he resigned be
cause of ill health, was succeeded by
Judge Midyette, both being appoint
ments by the then Governor Cameron
Morrison. He was appointed judge in
1923. and had ssrved continuously ever
since, havtng been Ijre-ctected each
succeeding term.
One of the most outstanding cases
he ever prosecuted here was that of
three men in what was known as the
famous “firebug" case back in 1921,
in which three well known Henderson
men got penitentiary terms upon con
viction of firing a number of build
ings In the city.
Elizabeth City, Sept. 21.—<AP>—
Judge Garland M. Midyette. of the
North Carolina Superior court, died
suddenly in a hotel room here late
yesterday from an acute dilation of
the heart.
Judge Midyette, presiding over a
term of civil court here, ordej-ed a
recess shortly after 4 a. m. Court
ordinarily does not recess until 6 p.
m„ and Judge Midyette told attorneys
he was “not feeling well."
He retired to his hotel room and
telephoned his brother-in-law. Dr.
Claude B. Williams, of Elizabeth City,
to come to see him.
Dr. Williams went and the two sat
down for a chat together.
“I have been holding court for eight
years now,” Judge Midyette said to
his brother-in-law, “and this Is the
first time I have ever had to order an
adjournment on account of not feel
ing well.”
They were the last words he spoke.
Hardly had he finished the sentence
before he toppled over dead. It was
5:30 p. m.
Had Been Under Treatment.
Judge Midyett had recently been
under treatment at a hospital for
heart disease. When he held court at
Currituck two weeks ago. Mrs. Mid
yette accompanied him there because
he was weak from his recent illness.
She left her home in Jackson.
Northampton county, yesterday after
noon at 3 p. m.. to join Judge Midyette
She did not know her husband was
ill when she left home, but was com
ing to be with him as a precautionary
measure in case his illness should re
Judge Midyette was 57 years old.
He was a native of Hyde county.
He is survived by his widow and
four children, Buxton Midyette, at
torney at Jackson; Thomas Midyette,
student at Duke; Garland Midyette,
student at Wake Forest, and Mrs. N.
L. Turner, of Rich Square. A sister.
George Carter, of Fairfield, also sur
Judge Midyette had made his home
for many years at Jackson In North
ampton county, was appointed to the
Superior court bench In 1923 by for
mer Governor Cameron Morrison. He
succeeded John H. Kerr, of Warren
ton, when the latter was appointed to
Congress to fill the vacancy caused by
the death of Claude Kltchin.
Began as Clerk.
Judge Midyette left his Hyde coun
ty home at an early ag« and went to
Rich Square In Northampton county,
to become a clerk in a general store.
After a year or so. he entered Wake
Forest College and won his law de
Returning to Northampton, he be
came the law partner of the late Ben
Gay at Jackson and was elected a
member of the State House of Repre
sentatives in 1907.
Judge Midyette followed in the foot
stepe of Congressman Kerr. When
Kerr was promoted from the solici
torship of the Third judical district
to the judgeship. Midyette waa made
solicitor. After'hts appointment aa
judge by Morrison. Midyette was sub
sequently re-elected.
He was regarded aa one of the
ablest members of the State’s Super
ior court judiciary.
One of his sons, Buxton Midyette,
is now the law partner of A. C. Gay,
State Senator from Northampton
county, and son of Judge Midyette's
former law partner.
Judge Midyette’s body last night
waa taken to Jackson. It *raa an
nounced funeral services will be held
Thursday afternoon at 3 o’clock.
r |frSf Midyette arrived here shortly
After .6 p m. Judge Midyette’? eldest
Jurist Dies '
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son. Buxton, arrived shortly after his
mother did.
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Native of Vance County,
Now In Philadelphia,
At Popular Creek
Dr. Cbarlffi T. Ball, president of
Eastern Univerrtty. in Philadelphia,
will conduct a series of Evangelistic
and a Btb'c con.erencc at*
Popular Creek church from
September 25 to Oe‘. 2
D'-. Bill is one < ? A -\ erica's widely
kno.vn Bible teaclr r-j educators, and
ev*»nholistic ppicacl cr*. For many
y°a s prior to his becoming president
c* Eastern Unncrsi’y he was very
pron*.:icnt In the * .t'. of the Baptist
d< nomination in Te.tr.s where he re
Dr. Ball was born and reared In
Vance County In the Poplar Creek com
munity. And it is by special Invlta
t.on from the old church of his boy
no od days that he has corsented to
hold this series of meeting? The hour
of the services will be announced la*er.
All are Invited to coma and hear him.
Abandonment.—Milo Clemton, white,
was found guilty of abandonment-this
morning in recorder’s court, and had
judgment suspended upon payment of
costs and on condition he support bis
I-and Conveyance.—One deed was
recorded yesterday In the office of re
gister of deeds In which N. M. Green
way and wife sold to M. Y. Cooper a
certain tract of land in Henderson
township, on tjie new Williamsboro
road, for $lO and considerations.
Police Court.—The only case tried
this morning In police court was that
of Buddie Alston, alias James Alston,
colored, who was found guilty of be
ing drunk in a public place, and had
judgment suspended upon payment of
Council To Meet—The Raymond B.
Crabtree Council will discuss final ar-
Henderson Scouts Win
In Contests In Ralci^
Boy* In Troop 30 Take High Honors In Scout Text
Also In Field Meet Which 1. Held at State
lege; Large Number Are In Attendance
Boy Scouts of Henderson Troop No.
30, of which W. H. Bryan is Scout
master, took high honors in the Court
of Honor and the field meet held
in Raleigh last Saturday, Mr. Brayn
annuonced today. Numerous merit
bade* were awarded to the local troop
members and they took third place
in The entire Scout council in the
field meet.
The Occoneechee Council, which
participated in the gathering in Ra
leigh Saturday, is composed of local
units in Henderson, Oxford, Louis
burg, Frankltnton. Durham. Raleigh,
Claude Humphreys, of Raleigh, Is exe
cutive officer of the council.
Henderson Scouts in the field meet
took first place in the contest in
building a fire from sticks of stove
wood, producing fire in two minutes,
34 3-5 seconds, with franklin Harris
and Alvin Faris participating. They
also took second place In producing
fire by friction, that Is. by rubbing
two sticks together. Asa Parham re
presenting the troop in this depart
ment. Second place was won in the
signalling contest. Elvie Turner read
the signals to Alvin Faris. who sig
nalled to Asa Parham and Ed Wil
kerson wrote them down. They also
won third place in the council Paul
Revere race.
The field meet was at State Col
lege, while the Court of Honor was
held at the Needham Broughton high
school. Troop 30 as 35 members, most
of whom attended the meet, but not
all of them participated.
Court of honor awards were won
by the following Henderson Scouts:
J. W. Rose, tenderfoot.
rangemenl3 tomorrow n.ght for the
district officers conference • which is
scheduled to meet here September 29..
It is understood that tlie nneting wjll
be of unusual importance and it is the
request of Councilor A. W. GhoLion,
Jr., that every officer and every mem
ber be present.
Burwell Smith. tm-Wf , •
Hill Cooper, second . ..
James Jenkins, fn ? * ,
Bobbie Furman f n ». ,
badge in woodwmk 1. ,>1 H
Butch Peace, first ~
in first aid to animal M ’ V I
ship. ,fr ‘Vr ■
Merit badge? to nil u
Frank Legg. fi,. t aid’ ,- t . M
ming, Life Scout. * H
Haywood Phillip-, j.f. . (
ming, star Scout. * '*-®- H
Asa Parham. lif f . s , t . ;
marksmanship. * '' :n: g
Billie Powell. hf P n\i .
farm home and n; ' w ‘ V!r ‘ ;: '-$ B
Franklin Harris, f., t , .
life saving, life Scour. * v ' s fl
Ed Wilkerson. bud .- :1 ,
home and its planning
and building armngein
William Y. Bryan t ..
e!ectririt>. life saving ‘ S
Tommy Royster, lip fl
ming, star Scout. " '* !rr -‘ |
Doug I'ierpnii! life . . fl
ming. first aid. ~ H
Billy Furman, life s i-. • , i,y
first aid. life Scout. *
Eric Flannagan wo.iilw-.rk
Wesley Adam?. s-.\ ... j
study, leathercraft. ;i
Alvin Faris. athietn . ,
health, life saving, lif, . a ‘
Elvie Turner, life 1,.
swimming, star Scour
Clyde I light, swinini e ;. tr « o . ,
health, public health
EUard Yow, cooking w.
first aid to animals. , v
Jimmy Cooper, swim: u.j ar.-*-jj
industry, leathercraft.
Hodge Newell, lif,. carrr.-
ing. printing.
.Al .Wester, life saving, w.n.m ~,
George Gerber attend.d th>- fl
but did not participate

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