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N THE PERQUIMANS WEEKLY, "HERTFORD" tt. CmiDAYJTn.v 193SS
2 itT5 -
; Brvoma: - Driving from Chi
cago to a western town to moot
hit girt, Kathorimm Grant, to bo
married, Joo WUoon to mupoetot
of betas tmm of a Mdrnm gang
and arrotiod hut boform roachr
mg hi goal. Infkmoa tovmifolk
march to t ho fan to V him;
but ore held off b tho Shrift.
wit toor-goo bombs, Kathorino,
voaitmg to moot Joe. hoaro that
ho UjaU at a nearby town,
OM&, tho but out having gone,
iww' aoum tho root to go ,o
Mb nvpmg jot, a
I THE MOB AND THE MAN
Trent the windows of a house
'Werlooldng the jail at Bam junn
eel Mmiann war rapidly ana
lafflrilanthr t&lrlrur DictureS of the
nng catcalling moo wmrani
Sheriff sad Ills deputies. They
not dare-work in tne, open;
ruiuru would have been
smashed and themselves subjected
o oouiiy hmm.
"Oh boy!" cried the head camera
toan. "Warn awaep the country with
fthla atuffl Where's Tonyr
"Taking etUls," replied aa aaatst
jent "X got a spot for aome aweri
i "Thafa fine, but take care of
yourself 1 This mob sots camera
men!" "Hey" cried aa assistant at an
lether window. "They're goto to
break la the jail door-t" -
, Their supply of gas-bombs nearly
xhausted. the Sheriff sad fcla de
gmties bad taken refuse from the
aaob .aside the JoJL They stood ba
tilnd the desks, chairs aad other
furniture ther bad tiled up aamlnst
the door listening to tho thud, thud
oc a poie ma crowa was using as a
other woman fell on Go? IcheeaY
praying: "Oh, God, forgive htm e
ana zorgive our Trespasses . i
Tho eight of that agonised fao(
at the window infuriated the enrag
ad, blood-thirsty mob as though If
feared Its victim might aquaaua; ;
through the bam and esoapa Ita ,
vengeance. A perfect hail of stones
rafcled acalnst the walla of thai
burning building, against tho barsj
fTheo, Katherine'a numb terror;
left bar. Bb round ner voice, -or
No!" v aha cried gaspingly, and
slumped lown in a Xalat t
A boy, gasping for breath, ran; up .
into the mob. en-imr: "Soldi era aro
coming! Jfuur trurtt loads osVetaJT
Bomt nr , -no annual
"Soldiers!" cried many voices, and
tho mob began to disperse.
a gov aa loea." nn i mmmv
"Wo oaa fix it so ther
be aw to ima tn jaui i got aomc
"Thafs tho stuff!" said hfc conv
paaloa, Ther na towards the jaU.
ware; nerrs a woa-aa samxaoy
said a man. retreating from tat
"Help her up," aald the woman
wtth him. "Wi oaat leare her -
A roaring eyplosion from the Jail
drowned her voice. As tho roar
subsided, acreamlng of brakes an
nounced the arrtraiof the traoka of
Charlie and Tom Wilson sat la
the room they had shared with Joe,
staring numbly at tat beadlinea of
"Kidnappers caught; confess. Q
Maa nab whole gang. Helen Pan
body and ransom money returned.
Charlie stared at the headlines la
another Chicago paper: "Innooant
man lynehed! Burned attra tag
mob!" He cruehed tha paper and
threw It away. -
"Teh, note hVa Innooant! Teh."
"I oaat get it out of mr head,
said Tom. Cant sleep , , t When
I close toy eyea i ".
"St 1 eould onr gat at them dirtji
rataf orted Quaife with a Yidoua
They turned etared
with bulging cr.
-Lock those ceTlblock doors, !
Ttank!" cried tho Sheriff to the
lock-up man. "Bom gat tha fire
boss ready! We'll drown the rats!
aire me the rest of those bombs.
But doat shoot! Mo matter what
happens, doat shoot!'!
Above tha dm came tho voice of
Toe Wilson, only part of whose
words were intelligible. "Let . . .
nut! . . . Til talk ... ma a chowce!
t , . talk to them!"
With a crashing of splintering
mood, tho door gave way amid the
rheerlng and Jeering of tha mob.
The leaders burst into the toom,
knocking aside tho furniture. Sher
iff Hummell and Bugs Meyers turn
ad the hose on them, momentarily
knocking back those in tha van. Tha
Sheriff and his deputies swung the
butts of their guns until they were
wrenched from their hands.
Tho mob was in control of the
Tha lock-up keener was pressed
against tha wall. "Give us those
keys!" commanded Dawson.
ain't got the keys, I tell you."
"Where are they?
Too frightened to speak, the man
pointed toward an iron-barred door
on the landing. A man with a
picket from a fence ran up the
stitlra and tried to dislodge the
keys. They were beyond reach.
"Oct the lamp-post! We'U break it
downl" cried a voice.
"We haven't got any time!" shout
ed Dawson. "Those mllitla'll be
here! Well smoke 1m out!"
"Teah, that's the ticket!" cried
another voice.' "Get aoma wood!
Break up the furniture!"
In the confusion, Joe's dog, Hash,
atUl tied to the radiator in the Sher
iffs office, got loose and streaked
rap the stairs towards Joe's cell
amid a hall of missiles.
"That's his dogt Dont let her out!
Keep her hero with Mm!"
Hash squeeced between the bars
of Joe's cell, crept Into his out
stretched arms aad fen to licking
Ckuoko began to filter up into the
corridor , , ' j '
-t turn off hero, Miss," said the
plumber who bad given Katherlne
a lift in his truck. "Sag is only
half a mite over thataway where
you see all that red; Must bo a
srettv blr fire in Base." .
With a terrified catch la her
breath, Katherlne jumped down
from the track and without a word
. of thanks started running along the
branch road towards that red glare
In tha sky. .rr-..- v a-
Breathless. stumbUnx. terrified.
Katherlne pushed her way through
the mob of men, women and boys
.tn front of the jail. She saw a lamp
post and clung to it to keep from
sinking down. Sobbing for breath,
aha raised her eyes towards the
smrnlng building. Her face froze in
. stark terror. - ' -
At an uvper barred window aha
.saw Joo Wilson. The agony on
I fJoea lace m tne lignt or ue I lames,
, r. , JJ
J . F "Ther ha is) At tho window!"
rnw vuHJua xsnvv una whu .
ha- back ' there.-Wilson" .
iwt. hiM vnn Innkinff for? Tha Paa
' 1A woman twld tfp her child to
' tr that faos at tha window An-
expulsion of breath. rWe're gonna
go out mere, ixxn ana ge uiem
skunks kill them tho way they
killed .Joe." '
That's ten-cent store talk." said
an icy cold voice behind them.
ney lurnea, starea wnn Duiging
eyes. "J-JoeT Joe!" cried Tom.
"uii aown toe soaaes. mt out
that light." ordered Joe Witoou.
When they had obeyed ha aht dowa
la a chair. "Know where Tve been
all day! In a movie watching a
aewsreel of myself . ret tin ir
burned alive. The place was pack
ed. The people got a kick out of
seeing a man burned to death."
"But, Joe ... Wo thought . . .
How did you "- '
"The exnloslon blew out the cell
door. It killed the dog. Almost burn
ed my stae orr. i got down a rain-
81 pe. Swam across a river. Hid In
is country. Stole these clothes."
"Did you get burned bad?" ask
ed Tom, gently.
"Teh, but that don't hurt me. Tou
cant hurt a dead man. I'm dead.
The whole country knows that . . .
Remember me preachln' to you to
llv right, be decent? I tried to
People won't 'let you. Tou were
right, Charlie. Donelli' was right I
was wrong. But now I know. And
I'll get 'em. I was burned to death
by a mob of animals. I'm legally
aeaa ana tneyro legally murderers.
I know 'em a lot of 'em. And
they'll hang. The law says sa. But
I'll give 'em a chance they didn't
give me; They'll get a legal trial
a legal defense, a legal judtro, and
a legal death . . . But I can't do it
myself. A dead man can't file
cnarges. You'll nave to do it for
me. See this? I tore this page out
of a law book In the public lib
rary"... The law proved not so simple. Tho
District Attorney at Capital City
sympathetic but what could he
rttnout a corner -uvenr move
I make I bump into a atone waD.
Sure, they're guilty. The way they
ciearea away ue aeons or tne gsu
in Jig-time proves that- ashes and
all dumped into the river. Befofe I
can charge anybody with murder
TO have to prove that a murder
was committed. And I can't even
find one person who'll swear that
at tha time the Jail was burned
your brother was in it at aO. If on
person would admit it, I'd go before
the grand Jury tomorrow.
- Charlie and . Tom went to see
Katherlne. The doctor was Just
leaving. She did not know them
seemed dazed, impervious to all out
side sensation. ; She . had been in
that condition, her landlady told
them, ever since she was brought
back from Sage. Charlie spoke to
her compassionately yet eagerly.-
Wero Joefe brothers. KatheHne.
Charlie and Tom. Try to remember."
M tne name oc ner lover, a anud
der passed- over Katharine's face. .
She appeared to make a great effort
to think. After a tuna aha recognis
"Charlie, Tom . . . Oh. Charlie, I
saw him v I saw Joe, behind
the bars In that burning Jail , . .
His poor face the agony U
tha mob yelling." ,.
"The witness,1 whispered CharUa
to Tom, "We've got, 'em!" , . j :
-pyx WTO mini mm om
-', - - r", (To bo ootmut&)
4l - 'A $J J u
Mr. and litl Walter H. Oakey, Jr.,
and their two' daughters.' Dorothy
Gordon and Mollie, left Wednesday
for Salem, Ya.t where they will
spend some time as guests . of Mr.
Oakey's parents. '
Mrs. TV W. Perry, Miss Jeannette
Perry, ; Mrs. J. E.. Everett, . Misses
Blanche and Edith Everett, Mrs. J.
E. White and Miss Ellie Mae White
spent Thursday at Jfags Head.
Dr. C A. Davenport spent several
days last week with his mother,
Mrs. W- S. Davenport, at Mackeys,
Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Jordan and
Mrs. Thompson, ; of Windsor, were
guests of Mrs. R. S. Jordan on Sun
Mrs. C. A. Davenport and her little
son, Carlton, have returned from a
visit to Mrs. Davenport' parents at
Miss Marguerite . Ward will spend
next week at . Pendleton, visiting
relatives. . ' v "
Miss Dorothy Stephens, of the
Wilson school faculty, who has re
cently completed a summer school
course at the University of North
Carolina, is at home with ' her pa
rents, Mr. and Mrs. P. L. Stephens,
for a vacation. u t ;' ,
Mrs. W. M. Stephenson and Miss
Foy Ward Stephenson, of Pendleton,
are guests this week at the home of
Dr. and Mrs. I. A. Ward.
Mr. and Mrs. Simon Rutenberg,
Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Williams and
their son, Alfred, Jr., spent last
week at Nags Head.
Eloise,. will leave Sunday to spend
two weeks at Virginia Beach.
Mrs. George Ferebee and her two
daughters, Mary and Peggy, have
returned to their ' home - at Norfolk,
Va., after a, visit to Mrs. Clyde Mc
CaUum, ,. t ; f
Mrs. W. C. Winslow, of Greens
boro, who arrived last week to visit
her mother, Mrs. K. R. Newbeld,
spent several days this week at Jar
visburg, visiting her sister, Mrs. C.
A. Wright She also visited rela
tives at Nags Head.
Mrs. E. N. Grady, of Wilson, is
the guest of her brother and sister-in-law,
Dr. and Mrs. I. A. Ward.
; Dr. and ..Mrs. I. A. Ward, had as
guests on Sunday W. M. Stephenson,
Margaret ' and r Corrye ; Stephenson,
Dabney' Pegram, John ' and Jacob
Pegram, of Pendleton, and E. N.
Grady, of Wilson. -
A party of Hertford ' young folks
including Misses f Joyce : Harrell and
Grace Knowles, and Billy Tucker,
Jesse - Lee Harris, James Robert
White,' Claude Brinn - and . Herman
Ward, attended a. party given by
Miss Alice Bundy in Elizabeth City
on Monday evening.
Mrs. Sidney v Broughton had as
guests on Sunday Mrs. Bettie Jerni
gan and Paul and Jack Hemingway,
of Dunn - Dr. J: D.- Hemingway and
his two sons, ; Edward and John, of
Bethel, Pitt County.
.MTK Arthur Woods, Jr, and her
Jittle aon, Rrthur M, of Philadelphia,
Pa , are guests of Mrs. -Woods' moth
er, Mrs. L.- R. Crawford. - f-
Mrs. W4" R. Whife, Mrs. Henry
Rood and her little 'son, Henry, Jr.,
of Greensboro, wererecent guests of
Mr., and Mrs. W. G.jjNewby.
' '"' " " r if i
. Nat White,' of New York City, was
a recent guest of Jesse Parker Perry. !
r Mrs. C E. Walker and family have
returned from a trip to Nags Head.
tives at Dunn. - - ;
Mr. and Mrs. H. A. Whitley had as
guests on . Sunday Mrs. Louis Hines,
of New York City; Mr. and Mrs.
Herman Drewry and . Miss Charlotte
Moore, of Boykins, VA
William E. White, Jr., is visiting
Mr, and Mrs. J. R. Futrell, at Rich
Square. ' ,s "'
Miss Elizabeth Clark, of Wilson,
and Miss Catherine Spivey, of Pe
tersburg, Va., are guests of Miss
Mr. and Mrs. Shelton Kewbold, of
Goldsboro; Mr. and Mrs. Oscar New
bold and Mrs. Rosa Waldron, all of
Washington, D. C, were guests at
the home of Mrs. K. R. Newbold for
Mrs. W. C. Winslow and her two
daughters, Minnie Mac and Frances,
of Greensboro, are guests of Mrs.
Winslow's mother, Mrs. K. R. New-
Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Jarvis and their
two sons, Jack and Kenneth, of Eli
sabeth City, visited Mrs. Jarvis'
mother, Mrs. K. R. Newbold, on
Mrs. Elmo Cannon and "her little
son, Guy, have returned from a visit
to Mrs. Cannon's daughter, .'Mrs.
Frank Gilliam, at Elkin.
Mr. and Mrs. R. M. Riddick and
family are spending some time at
their Nags Head cottage.
- VERY ILL
Mrs. Sallie Hollowell, who lives on
Route Three, near Hertford, is very
sick. ' -
- Bfr. and Mrs, J). Reed and their
little "daughter, Virginia Lee, of De
troit, Mich.; are guests of Mr.' Reed'B
parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. F. Reed,
near Hertford. V , ;
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Formerly Occupied by
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Phone 163 J " Hertford, N. C.
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Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Spivey spent
the week-end in Wilson, visiting Mr.
and Mrs. W. B. Clark. Mrs. R. L.
Spivey, Sr., who . accompanied them,
will spend the week.
Dr. W. H. Glasson, of Duke Uni
versity, and Mrs. Glasson, who re
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daughter, Dr. and Mrs. T. P. Brinn,
have returned home.
Mrs. Robert Brinn had as a guest
this week Miss Frances Newbury, of
Mr. and Mrs. Jimmle Jernigan
have returned to their home at Suf
folk, Va., after a visit to Mrs,, Jerni
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Miss Emma Milteer,
Va., is the guest of
mother, Mrs. R. T. Clarke.
Miss Dot Dees has returned to her
home at Freemont after a .visit to
Miss Joyce Stokes. t?;'
Miss Katherine Fleetwood, who is
attending, summer Bchool at E. C T.
C, Greenville, was at home for the
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Johnson, Mr.
and Mrs. T. E. Raper, Mrs. John
Broughton and her son, : John
B rough ton, Jr., Misses Marion Raper
and Edith Everett, and Harrell John
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Mrs. J..G. Campbell . left Sunday
for Myrtle Beach S. C, where she
will spend some time.' j
Miss Jocelyn Whedbee is spending
her vacation at Nags Head. '
SPRAINS ANKLE IN FALL
Mrs. R. W. Smith suffered a se
verely sprained ankle when she fell
from the first landing of the' stair
way at her home on Monday. While
her condition is improving, she is
still confined to her bed.
Mr. and Mrs. D. S. Darden and
their two daughters, Nancy Coke and
Elizabeth, and Mrs: George Alexan
der, of Chapanoke, have returned
from a trip to Dallas, Texas, where
they attended the Texas Centennial.
Randolph Clarke, who holds a posi
tion at Harrisonburg, Va-i to visiting
his grandmother, Mrs. R. ft,-.. Clarke.
Lou Whit Powell, of Wmdsor, was
recent guest at the horna - of Mr.
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Mrs. L. W. Anderson has returned
from h week's visit to her mother',
Mrs. a W. Young, at Raleigh. ' ' .
"Miss Sara Brinn, who has been at
tending summer school at Duke Uni
versity, is at home with her parents,
Mr. and Mrs. R. T. Brinn, for a vaca
R. D. Elliott, , Jr., of ; Ahoslde,
spent a few days last week with, his
parents, Mr. and Mrs. R. D. Elliott
' Mr.-and Mrs. D. M. Jackson, 'Mr.
and Mrs. R. M. Malheson1 and Miss
Blanche Everett' are taking a motor
trip" through NetrEngland- and
Canada,' ..A..i-UsU' 't- ; p
Luther . F. Congleton - and. his
daughter, Miss Alma.i Congleton,
former Hertford residants -v. ho now
live it T,":m!r.ton,' were Li t??u
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Miss Mary - Wood ,7 Koonce will
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she will visit her aunt, Mrs, M. H.
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