|Transcribed by Norma Knotts Shaffer from microfilm
of the Calhoun Chronicle dated 8/10/1897 and 9/28/1897.
Last Friday morning a week when Peter Hicks, the barber, opened his
shop he discovered that it had been entered and a part of his tools taken
during his absence. On Sunday he was telling Lish, Drummer Hunter's
colored driver, of his loss, when Lish informed him that Elmer Kelley had
offered to sell him a razor of the description he mentioned. Hicks
than went to Kelley's room, where he found all the missing articles.
Kelley claimed he had bought them from other parties. Some time previous
to that day Lyle Austin of the Grantsville Store Co., missed a pair of
shoes from the store and he could find no trace of them until Sunday evening,
when he went to Kelley and demanded the shoes, which were promptly turned
over to him. On Monday Austin swore out a warrant, which was put
in the hands of Constable C.T. Scott; but Kelley had left town. Scott
started after him and found him at Auburn, Ritchie county, where he arrested
him and returned here with him Tuesday. He was taken before Mayor
Barr on the charge of stealing the shoes and plead guilty and was sentenced
to ten days in jail at hard labor by His Honor. The has been no charges
preferred by Hicks as yet.
Elmore Kelly is again behind the bars. He was arrested at the
hotel de Bell about 12 o'clock Sunday night by Constable Scott and two
specials. He was arrested on a charge of burglary, and the complaint
was made by Peter Hicks, the barber. At the time of his arrest he
was heavily armed, having on him two revolvers, one specially large one,
a pair of knucks and a large knife.