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LOT ABOUT WOMEN
AND ILLICIT LOVE
WafM of Crime I* Double Cross,
Chicago.—lt required only ten days
for an attractive, forty-two-year-old
brunette to prove to Clifford F. Smith,
alias Paul Davidson, that Illicit ro
mance is a delusion and a snare, and
that the wages of crime Is the double
Smith, who Is forty years old, fled
from New York with the brunette,
whose real name is believed to be Mrs.
Dorothy Rainey, and $35,000 belonging
to the Long Island railroad, for which
he was cashier in the Pennsylvania
station. Behind him Smith left his
wife and two children.
The fugitives came to Chicago. They
disappeared. Later officials of the Long
Island railroad received a letter from
Smith. It contained a confession of
Woman Departs With $25,000.
In substance, Smith declared that he
and Mrs. Rainey had lived together as
Mr. and Mrs. Paul Davidson in the
Carry apartments for ten days. Then,
he said, Mrs. Rainey left him, taking
$25,000 he had entrusted to her. The
railroad company could send their rep
resentatives to three safe deposit
vaults in Chicago, rented under the
name of Davidson, and get back nearly
$6,000, he wrote.
“I have been double crossed,” he add
ed. "I have made a mess of things.
Now I am setting out for Niagara falls,
and when I get there I am going to
jump in the gorge.”
The letter was sent to the Pinkerton
Detective agency in Chicago, and the
aid of the police was enlisted in a
search for the couple, and in particu
lar for Mrs. Rainey. Detective Edward
Doley and Donald Coakley were as
signed to visit the Barry apartments.
There they found William T. Barry,
Barry Remembers Them.
“Yes,” he said, “1 remember them.
Mrs. Davidson did all the talking and
transacted all the business. She was
very shrewd. Said her husband was
under treatment for a nervous break
down. She paid cash down for six
months’ rent, but onlj on the agree
ment that we’d take $5 a month less
than we bad asked.
“Davidson stayed In his room all
the time and drank a lot”
In New York it was learned that
Smith, before be fled, had sent $4,000
in paper wrapped packages to his rel
atives. The relatives, puzzled as to
the source of the funds, took the pack
ages to the police, and investigation
Citizens Bank Building Edenton * N c
Furniture Fixtures Vault
WE OFFER FOR SALE AT PUBLIC AUCTION FOR CASH TO THE HIGHEST
BIDDER AT 12 O’CLOCK NOON ON THE 22nd DAY OF DECEMBER, 1934, BE
FORE THE COURT HOUSE DOOR IN EDENTON, N. C., THE FOLLOWING
REAL ESTATE AND PERSONAL PROPERTY, TO WIT:
Four story limestone building in excellent repair. On the first floor is a modern bank
ing room with six teller’s cages with President’s office, Cashier’s office, bookkeeping room
and private assembly room for use of depositors; on mezzanine floor are three rooms and
assembly room for board of directors; on second floor are twelve offices suitable for six
tw T o-room suites; on the third floor are twelve offices suitable for six two-room suites, four
are now equipped for and used for dental offices. All offices now occupied and the build
ing is of concrete, stone and steel construction. Heating plant, electric system and eleva
tor all in good condition and running order. Attached to the said building is a McClintoch
8-day Electric Chime Clock.
The building located on the corner of Broad and Eden Street in the center of the busi
ness section of the Town of Edenton.
The vault in said bank building is constructed of re-inforced concrete and steel eigh
teen inches thick and is equipped with an eight foot Mosler make circular door with time
lock. The building is also equipped with book vault with combination lock and stationery
The following furniture and equipment will also be offered with the building: One di
rectors’ table with nine chairs “Sykes make,” one posting machine, one adding machine, two
time lock safes, two typewriters “Underwood make” and sundry other bank furniture.
One of the nicest and best equipped banking buildings in Eastern North Carolina.
All bids subject to approval of Commissioner of Banks and Judge of Superior Court.
Address all bids to W. O. Crump, Liquidating Agent, or Major W. S. Privott, Edenton,
W. O. Cramp, Liquidating Agent
W. S. Privott, Attorney
•hewed that Smith was the sender.
The railroad company officials, al
though they admitted Smith handled
perhaps SIOO,OOO daily, said that he
was only $5,514 short in his accounts.
The public disclosure of the $35,000
theft was not made until the detec
tives were given the despondent letter
of the fugitive.
No clew to the present whereabouts
of Mrs. Itniney has been found. The
same is true of the money. Examina
tion of the safety deposit boxes showed
they were empty and the police sus
pect that she looted them of their con
tents when she told her romance good
Enlists Cochroaches in
Battle With Neighbor
Bridgeport, Conn.—Bested by her
quarrel, Mrs. Ellen Zlonoltn enlisted
the aid of cockroaches to “get even ”
She dumped :m anrnnful on the neigh
tier's porch find r.-as arrested for
Drills Hole Through Pin
Toronto.—After two years of patient
effort, Henry Muss. Meaford (Ont.)
watchmaker, lias succeeded.in drilling
a hole through a common pin from end
to end without damaging it. The hole
is Just large enough for a hair from
a man’s head to pass through.
Still Stealing Cattle
Pocatello. Idaho. Cattle rustling
may have lost Its glamor of the early
days, but not commercially; it still is
a thriving business. However. Max D.
4iohn, president of the Cattlemen’s as
sociation, reported Improvement In the
situation In southeastern Idaho this
season. Modern “rustl»rs“ its? motor
MUST BE GRAND
“The view here is grand, isn’t it?”
“Yes, almost up to the description in
THE CHOWAN HERALD, EDENTON, N. CL, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 20, I*B4.
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Photo ftr. Frank Fovrnlßff
An increased interest in conserving
trees and reforestation has been
noted in Edgecombe County, says R.
W. Graeber, extension forester at
I Edenton Electric Shoe Shop |
Best Materials Expert Workmanship |
JULIAN WARD, Prop. I
WE PAY POSTAGE ONE WAY |
Gale UnJrtiiH Haas
Sylvan Lake. Alta.—A “twister” cy
clone turned a chicken yard here into
a “nudist colony." The “twister”
plucked the feathers off 45 chickens
leaving them totally bare.
Notice! Notice! I
I Sale of Shares of Stock in J
I Resident Corporations g
Under and by virtue of my power and au--I
_ thority as Commissioner of Banks for North jj
I Carolina and as provided by law, Chapter 238, W
| Public Laws 1933, and Section 218 C-1, Chap- |
j ter 5 C. S. of N. C., I will sell for cash, to the |
I highest bidder, before the Court House door I
j in Edenton, N. C., at 12 o’clock M.) on Satur- I
| day, December 29, 1934, the following shares j;
I of stock in Resident Corporations, to wit:
Ninety-four (94) shares of stock in the |
| Edenton Peanut Company, represented by §
I stock certificates: 1
j No. 254 for 12 shares.
No. 255 for 36 shares. J
No. 256 for 20 shares.
No. 260 for 10 shares.
No. 267 for 10 shares. }
No. 268 for 6 shares. J
The par value of each of the above shares
of stock is SIOO.OO. Also four (4) shares of
stock in the Edenton Cotton Mills, represented
by stock certificate No. 408 for 4 shares. Par
value SIOO.OO per share.
At the same time and place and by my
same power and authority, I will offer for
sale, on same terms, the following shares of
stock. These shares of stock are held by the
Bank as Trustee and were collaterated to the
Bank by the following persons as collateral to |
their notes certain dates as follows: |
20 shares Edenton Peanut Company stock 1
No. 251 collaterated by F. M. Bond, as collat- 1
era! to his note dated November 6, 1930. 1
40 shares Edenton Peanut Company stoauj
] No. 266 for 5 shares, No. 257 for 30 shares anMH
No. 258 for 5 shares, collaterated by Thoßl]
Chears as collateral to his note dated Nov&HH
ber18, 1930. «|
39 shares Edenton Cotton Mills stock No.||
383 collaterated by W. R. Capehart as collat- |
eral to his note dated June 11,1930. j
7 shares Bank of Edenton stock No. 317 ■
for 3 shares and No. 218 for 4 shares collater-J
ated by A. M. Forehand as collateral to hifl|
note dated October 7,1931.
5 shares Banfc: of Edenton stock No. fIH
for 5 shares collaterated by R. E. ForehandHH
collateral to his note dated October 9,1931|J|8|
All the above collaterated shares of stcl||||
will be sold under the provisions of the sfllHj
collateral notes and under and by virtue of iß||
authority as Commissioner of Banks for
Carolina. ’ ' If
This November. 27,1934.
GURNEY P. HOOD, I
Commissioner of Banks for North Carolina. H
W.O. CRUMP, I
liquidating Agent. ■
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