Frank not dead

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Frank not dead - FRANKTILLEY . IS NOT DEAD OLD iiEGRO, REPORTED...
FRANKTILLEY . IS NOT DEAD OLD iiEGRO, REPORTED TO HAVE MET DEATH IN WRECK, IS - IN KANSAS CITY. Is Doing Well But Intends to Return to This City Dcfore Hog Killing . Time. Herschcl Ingni was In Kansas City Sunday and while there he met Frank Tllley, a well known negro character of this city, who waa rented to have been killed in a circus wreck. Mr. Ingram says that it Is a fact that Til - ley was sober snd that he was dressed better than ever before. He Is working hard and keeping straight Old Frank had beard of the newspaper stories about his death and be did not like them. He says that he is nut dead at all and that be is going to live anyhow until he dies. He is very superstitious and doesn't like to talk about death, but he likes much less to have people talking about bis demise. He sent many tender messages to fcts friends In Springfield a f among them the following: epssaw - "Tell Mar Jim KIrby that 1 11 Be there in tli Ui kill bis hogs." Tilley lad a i:reat love .for a colored woman T5r"1 Flora Groves and this adoraflon often got him into trouble. Besides that he Is very apt to drink too much and between these two faults they kept him In Jail the greater part of the time. He would always plead guilty when taken Into court and would go to jail without an - es cort taking bis commitment with him.

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  1. The Springfield News-Leader,
  2. 27 Aug 1903, Thu,
  3. Page 3

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