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P.REAGHER THIEF IS IN PEN FOR LIFE j
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Charleston, W.-Va., May 31.
'(Special.) Rev. J. H". Gray, 65,
evangelist, could drive the devil
out of the most stolid, rebellious
mountaineer, but-he "couldn't do
a thing with J. H. Graham, the
.Graham was Rev. Gray's pri
vate, untrained devil. Graham
was to Gray what-Hyde was to
Jekyll his other self. But the
team of Jekyll and Hyde had
nothing at all on the dual.petsqn-:.
ality partnership of Graham and .
James H. Gray was a most de-t
vout man, who knew the Bible by
heart, and wore side whiskers and
a Prince Albert Suit.
But everjr once in a while Rev.
James H. Gray would disappear,
and somewhere in the West Vir
ginia mountains James H. Gra
ham would bob up, and sodn
somebody in the neighborhood
would miss a horse.
James H. Graham, the horse- .
thief unkempt, ragged, whisk
ers like stubble didn't look
much like James H. Gray, the
preacher. (Look at the pictures).
But James H. Graham, horsethief,
and James Gray, preacher, were
Too Much Graham.
Gray would arouse the country-side
to religious ecstacy, and
then, as Graham, he. would steal,
a horse and skip the country. He
just 'couldn't keep the Graham in
Gray was caught three times
and sent to the penitentiary as
Graham. And he never stole any
thing but horses this man Gra
ham. Freedom Meant Stealing.
After each release from prison t
Gray went.back to preaching, de- i
termined to suppress Graham.
And the Graham part of him
would just wait and wait, until
Rev. Gray had become .a regular
hero in the community, when the
.housewives were making their 1