National Affairs: Cemetery Siege

"Open up!" ordered the Sheriff of Orange County, rapping at the front door of a rickety ten-room frame house next to Gordonsville, Va.'s cemetery one afternoon last week. The answer was a rifle crack. A bullet plowed through the door straight into the sheriff's heart. Leaving his body crumpled on the porch, his two companions turned and fled, sure now that the old Negro cemetery caretaker, William Walles, and his old sister Cora, had gone completely mad.

Ordered out of the house some days before, Caretaker null and sister had refused to budge, had...

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