Joseph Bradfield, colored, employed at the local shops of the Pennsylvania railroad, made a mistake Tuesday that came near having serious results when he made a remark to a fellow workman that was taken up at once as pro-German sentiment. Workmen in the shop claim Bradfield said he didn't care what became of the rest of the soldiers, "just so I get my boy back." The remark was taken up at once by other workmen and Bradfield was roughly handled. Sheriff Mosholder and Deputy Sheriff Lytle were called to the shops at once and they rescued Bradfield from the crowd, gave him a severe lecture and let him go after he had said he was sorry and promised to refrain from similar remarks in the future. The boy Bradfield is alleged to have made reference to his son who is now in France with the A. E. F.
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"Colored Man In Trouble Joseph Bradfield Seized By Men At Local Shops Rescued By Sheriff Men Claim Bradfield Made Unpatriotic Remarks to Workmen" (1918). Newspaper Articles. Paper 63.