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Hattiesburg, Miss., Saturday, November 29,1902.
VOL. IV.
CHAS. KELLEY
THE BOODLER
From St. Louis Now in
Clutches of Law
HE IS LEADER OF THE GANG
Of Aldermanic Crooks—Arrested
,at Philadelphia
HAD JUST ARRIVED FROM EUROPE
Antf Claims That He Was on His
Way to St. Louis.
New York, Nov. 28.—The Evening
World prints the following:
Charles F. Kelley, former speaker
of the house of delegates of St. Louis,
landed from the White Star steamer
Celtic when she docked today. At the
pier to meet him was Congressman
elect James J. Butler of St. Louis.
Butler's bookkeeper, William J.
Sullivan and William Ratigan, a St.
Louis contractor and neighbor of Kel
ley's, were his ship companions.
Kelley's face was white and wrink
led when lie left the ship. He
started when an Evening World re
porter greeted him by name.
Congressman Butler tried to shut
the reporter off, but Kelley recognized
him as a St. Louis acquaintance and
exteuded his hand.
"For God's sake, let me alone for
today," he said. "I have nothing to
say, I have just receievd word that
my son is dead, and am going
right back to St. Louis. ' '
Congressman-elect Butler denied
that he had come to tho pier to meet
him.
"I am here to meet our bookkeeper,
Mr. Sullivan. He went away some
time ago for his health. I am on my
way to Washington, and ran up here
to meet him," he said.
The passenger list of the Celtic
bears no person of the name of
Charles F. Kelley.
St. Louis, Nov. 28.—Charles F.
Kelley, the former speaker of the St.
Louis house of delegates, left St.
Louis several months ago, soon after
the grand jury had returned indict
ments charging him on several conuts
with bribery in connection with the
municipal legislation for street rail
way and other franchises. His bonds
were fixed at $30,000. Kelley, it is
charged, is the man who distributed
the $47,500 boodle fund amoug mem
bers of the house combine three years
ago for the passnge of the city light
ing bill. Until today liis wherea
bouts were unknown to the authtori
ties. A reward of $800, offered by the
state for Kelley's arrest, still stands.
Chief of Police Keily has tele
graphed to New York, Philadelphia
and intermediate points asking the
authorities to arrest Kelley. It is
The Volcano Mt. Pelee
Again in Eruption
and see the Volcano Mt* Pelee in eruption, destroying the city of
St. Pierro, Created over by Electricity
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belieevd by Kelley's friends that lie
will try to evade arrest, and after
reaching St. Louis, will give bond,
After today it will be too late for him
to give any testimony on the city
lighting deal before the grand jury,
which adjourns this afternoon' Be
cause of the statue of limitations, this
is the last day on which any one con
netted with the lighting deal can be
indicted.
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Philadelphia, Nov. 28. — After
eluding arrest for several months,
Charles F. Kelley, the former speaker
of the St. Louis house of delegates,
who is wanted in St. Louis inconuec
tion with the bribery cases unearthed
there some time ago, was arrested in
this city this afternoon. Kelley ar
rived in New York on the steamer
Celtic this morning from Liverpool,
and had just stepped from the Western
express in the Broad street station of
the Pennsylvania railroad here when
lie was taken into custody by Detect-
ive James Tate, Sr., of the detective
bureau of this city. He admitted his
identity, and is now locked up in the
Central police station.
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OVER THE STATE.
nytttiHMiMit im iitMiiMi tHi Mm»inm«n t>M WiimMiiWiiimifinni
(From our Exchanges.)
Is there any wonder that the young
man who stands on the street corner
and WAits for a "good job" to come to
him never gets it? No there isn't;
but the young man who gets ont
and hustles for any kind of a job
when they can make an honest living
generally gets it and commands the
respect and good will of the people
also.—Grenadian.
Next year is the all round election
year. The policy of the state is shaped
larely by the men who are elected to
office. Good men and good adminis
tration, bad men and bad administra
tion, whiskey men, a whiskey ad
ministration, gamblers, a gambler ad
ministration. See to it that you vote
for efficient, sober men from consta
ble to governor and if you will we
will see to it that we have an effi
cient, sober administration.—Labe
Como News.
With roast bear paws, the sweet
and toothsome 'possum and .js.iey
sweet potatoes for Sunday dinner Pres
ident Roosevelt could well forget all
the harsh things said about him by
the southern press. Such a feast as
that served on a plain, rough board
table and eaten from tin vessels is
enough to whet the appetite of any
man.
Greuada Sentinel.
The Oktibbeha prisoners have been
leased to H. A. Fox for a period of
five years. M. Fox furnishes the
land, stock and implements. The
county furnishes the convicts, their
food, clothes, medicines; builds for
them a prison and hires a guard. If
extra labor must be secured to work
the crop Mr. Fox and the county share
the expense equally. Mr. Fox may
use the convicts in ditching or im
proving his land after his crop is laid
by. The county gets one-lialf of the
crops raised by convict labor.—Maben
Meteor.
For once in life, anyway, we have
i advised the farmers correctly. Along
in June and July we advised the
good agricolas of Clay county to cut
down their excuse of a corn crop and
plant again, trusting to a kind Provi-
dence for better seasons and a retarded
fall for its maturing. The corn that j
was planted those months has had
favorable seasons and the late fall has !
given it ample time to mature; so
that we have little reason to doubt
that those who took our advice in this
matter will enjoy an abundant harvest
as a reward for their labor. In fact,
we have been shown a few ears of
July corn, which were fully matured
in every respect and good, hard corn.
There are no two ways about it, the
All-wise Ruler of the Universe gives
such seasons every year as will insure
the industrious and judicious farmer
of all the bread he needs. If not dur-
ing the first six mouths, then at least
during the last six months.—Dixie
Press,
MARION COUNTY.
fFrorn the Purvis i ecord )
Town poitiesare beginning to grow
a little more interesting and our
town seems to be a little somewhat
more prolific in the way of producing
candidates than what might have
been expected. Some of the candi
dates are known to be straight for
ward, hard-working citizens, pos
sessed with qualifications required to
creditably discharge the duties of the
office to which they aspire, and, if
elected, would doubtless Btrive to
serve our town's citizenship as a
whole. While others are so entirely
void of energy and enterprise, it
really seems that the only motives
prompting them to become habitual
hangers- on, is the pecuniary gains to
be derived from the positions, and
judging from their past records, the
voters and taxpayers have nothing
upon which to build hopes for effi
cient service, if such persons are
elected. Our town's affairs have
grown to be of enough importance
that first-class business men should be
placed in charge.
Miss Mary Nobles, the eighteen
year old daughter of James Nobles
who resides near Midway, died last
Wednesday morning, November 19,
after a lingering illness of several
weeks. Miss Nobles was loved and
most highly esteemed by all who
knew her. Her exemplary character
and many virtues rendered her death
j J* L. Boon conducting tli he ceremo
nies. Large indeed was the crowd of
sorrowing friends who attended the
burial. It was a very sad occasion
to witness the departure of one so use
ful and promising. Miss Nobles was
a devoted member of the Baptist
church.
a very great loss to the entire commu
nity where she was raised. She was
j buried at the Midway cemetery, Rev.
Mrs. Sallie Bufkin returned to Hat
tiesburg Tuesday after a short visit to
her daughter, Mrs. Gaddy.
Miss May Chambers of Hattiesburg
who was the guest of her sister, Mrs.
Otis Purvis, returned home Monday.
Startling, But True.
"If every one knew what a grand
medicine Dr. King's New Life Pills is,"
writes D. H. Turner, Dempseytown,
Pa., "you'd sell all you have in a day.
Two weeks use has made a new man of
Infallible for constipation,
stomach and liver troubles. 25c at
Tucker & Greer's store.
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of your best dressed
acquaintances are not
having their clothes
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with pare reading matter, are higher,
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occupy better positions and gives the
advertiser better results.
MB. CLEVELAND'S VIEWS.
Ex-President Grover Cleveland had
an interesting interview in a reecnt
issue of a New York paper, in which
he gave some sensible suggestions as
to the juvenation and future of the
democratic party. Mr. Cleveland has
had litlte to say to the public about
politics for years until recently. Of
late be has made a number of-speeches,
has written some letters, and has
given out several interviews ob re*
quest. Tli is fact is a good sign when
it is remembered that there was a
time, and only a few years ago, when
lie felt a decided hesitauey about giv
ing his views on any phase of
national polities, for the reason that
whenever he spoke he was denounced
by a large number of politicians and
newspapers that have now realized
that they were advocating the wrong
hide of the question.
But Mr. Cleveland now sees that he
can give his views to a respectful au
dience. He not only commands a re
spectful attention, but. his views ate
eagerly sought LjStcy the strong
est and most, patriotic democrats in
this country, men who have giveu
freely of their time and means to the
work of holding together the demo*
cratic party, so as to meet its great
opponent on the political field. He
seeks no oftiee; he wants noue. He is
content to spend the rest of his life in
the repose of his own home. His
motives are patriotic and unselfish.
He wants to see this country take
broad steps in the march of progress,
and with this constantly in view he
has the courage of his convictions,
and speaks out regardless of what is
popular or politic.
For these reasons Mr. Cleveland's
advice will continue to command re
spect at the hands of those who have
the interest of the party at heart.
Mr. Cleveland believes firmly in the
future of democracy, real democracy,
the true principles of economy and
safe government. And he believes
that the party can be juveuated and
harmonized only by thoroughness,
consistency and honesty. Says he:
' 1 It may as well be understood that
any party promising relief cannot cal
culate that the people are in the mood
to be deceived or cajoled by the tricks
of expediency. The history of the
party abundantly shows that it is
only departure from principles and
yielding to temptations of expediency
l that have brought disaster.
And continuing the ex-president
says: "The condition of necessities
necessitates, in my opinion, both in
the enunciation of platform princi
ples and the selection of candidates, a
sturdy and determined march to the
j goal of substantial and thorough de
mocracy. In other words, I believe
j that if the democratic party is
tempted under a misapprehension of
the meaning of the revival of the true
democratic sentiment, to stop short of
this goal and temporize by presenting
to the people platform principles and
candidates not entirely in keeping
with an absolute changed policy, it
will fail to convince the people of its
sincerity or to satisfy them that it cuu
safely be trusted.
Touching upon the opposing party,
he says: "The hope of the demo
cratic party lies in the inevitable dis
covery by our people of its beuiflcent
aims and purposes. Already the
beneficiaries of the high tariff are so
reduced in number and the benefits
derived from protection are so palpa
bly lessened even as applied to the sel
fish interests of those who have here
tofore insisted upon its continuance,
that they are inclined to receive with
favor the adoption of the demooratic
doctrine of a tariff for revenue. The
tremendous growth of trusts, the im
mense business aggregations and the
manner in which they stifle healthful
competition and throttle individual
enterprise cannot long pass unheeded
by the voters of the laud. The stu
pendous government, extravagance that
How prevails must at length be appre
ciated by the people as not only a
drain upon their earnings and accu
mulations but as a most pernicious
example calculated to undermine the
love of wholesome "economy among
our citizens."—Birmingham News.
A Desperado Recaptured.
Special to the Daily Progress
Jackson, Nov. 29.—Tom Gamed,
the noted desperado who escaped from,
prison several weeks ago was captured
at McComb City. The prisoner wa»
returned to the penitentiary this af
ternoon.
Tom Dent Shot By Sergeant Noah.
Special to the Daily Progress.
Jackson, Nov. 29.—Tom Dent, a
nephew of Railroad Commissioner
May, was shot and seriously wounded
on the Sunflower convict farm by Ser
geant Noah.
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A Startling Surprise.
Very few could believe in looking at
A. T. Hoadley, a healthy, robust black*
smith of Tilden, Ind., that for ten years
he suffered 6uch tortures from Rheu
matism as few could endure and live
But a wonderful change followed hie
taking Electric Bitters. "Two bottles
wholly enred me," he writes, "and I
have not felt a twinge in over a year.'
They regulate the KldneysJ purify th*
blood and enre Rheumatism, Neural
gia, Nervousness, improve dige«tion
and give perfect health. Try them
Only 50c at Tucker. & Greer's dru<
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