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Old 11-21-2018, 11:01 PM
 
Location: StlNoco Mo, where the woodbine twineth
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Kansas City Journal May 22, 1897

MISSOURI WOMAN TO HANG

St. Louis, Mo., May 21.---For the first time in the history of Missouri, a woman has been found guilty of murder in the first degree and will be sentenced to hang. The woman is Pearl Waters, who deliberately killed Lillian Waddell. Both are colored. When the verdict was read, Pearl Waters sat as if dazed. She shortly sprang up and shrieked like a madwoman and in that condition was led back to jail.



Kansas City Journal May 25, 1897

MART EADS REPORTED KILLED

Holden, Mo., May 24.--M.J. Eves received a telegram today from Sheriff Ben C Collins, at Colbert, IT., stating that Mart Eads, the notorious Johnson county criminal, had been killed near that city. Eves wired Eads' attorney at Denison to identify and dispose of the body.



Kansas City Journal August 4, 1897

TWO BOLD ROBBERS

They swiped a glass display case filled with rings from a jewelry store. They really were bold. Check out the illustration. Click (+) to enlarge.

https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/l...04/ed-1/seq-1/
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Old 11-22-2018, 07:27 AM
 
Location: StlNoco Mo, where the woodbine twineth
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Kansas City Journal July 8, 1897

ST.JOSEPH PEOPLE SWINDLED

St. Joseph, Mo., July 7---Rev. W.M Field, a bogus colored preacher and solicitor, who claimed to be erecting a Christian church at the corner of Thirteenth and Mulberry streets, has fled, after having swindled business firms out of various sums of money. Field is a large man, smoothly shaven, and left here for Kansas City.



Kansas City Journal July 8, 1897

Lamar, Mo., July 7---Fred Fritts, who is wanted for stealing a horse from Marshall Stephens, a farmer residing nine miles northeast of here, about three weeks ago, was arrested here this morning. Fritts tried to sell the horse in Nevada, but became frightened and skipped, leaving the horse behind, and it was recovered. He came from Webb City last night.




T.J Gilmore (forger) born 1838
He is said to have formerly lived in St. Louis and served a term of imprisonment there. He has 3 young sons who are now in an orphan asylum.
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Old 11-22-2018, 11:12 AM
 
Location: StlNoco Mo, where the woodbine twineth
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James R. Eaves " The Shorts Burglar "
Notorious St. Louis burglar in the 1930s and 40s.

https://www.newspapers.com/clip/7075...aves_21_years/



https://www.newspapers.com/clip/2054...horts_burglar/




https://www.newspapers.com/clip/2054..._eaves_caught/
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Old 11-22-2018, 04:15 PM
 
Location: StlNoco Mo, where the woodbine twineth
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Saloon Burglars In Potosi 1904

https://www.newspapers.com/clip/1537...nd_saloons_in/







Thieves Steal 200 LB Anvil Vandalize Historical Marker

https://www.kansascity.com/news/loca...179958701.html
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Old 11-22-2018, 10:10 PM
 
Location: StlNoco Mo, where the woodbine twineth
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Joplin Daily Globe October 4, 1912

HE BATTLES WITH 3 WHO HOLD HIM UP IN ALLEY

After fighting off three men who attempted to rob him in an alley on the north side of Third street between Main street and Virginia avenue at 9:30 last night, C.B. Burris, who said his home is on West First street, called to several men who were passing and a chase was begun which ended in the highwaymen outdistancing their pursuers after crossing the Third street viaduct.
The attempt to rob Burris was one of the boldest undertakings of its kind that has taken place here in several months. The victim of the proposed holdup having left his home a few minutes previously and the attack being within half a block off Main street.
He was walking toward Main street when the men stepped from the alley, seized him by the coat and pulled him back into the shadow of a building, where one of the men demanded to know how much money he had.
STRUCK WITH CLUB
Burris struck at his questioner and instantly the men grappled. Burris was dealt a blow over the head with a club by one of the robbers, but it only dazed him and he continued to struggle. As the men fought, Burris kept backing out of the alley, finally reaching the sidewalk.
The footpads became frightened as they came into the light and ran east on Third street. Burris' calls to men passing were quickly responded to and the chase taken up.
The robbers were a block ahead at the start. Their pursuers gained on them for a block or so, but after that they began to lose ground. The holdups were separated after crossing the Third street viaduct and at that point the chase was abandoned.
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Old 11-23-2018, 08:22 AM
 
Location: StlNoco Mo, where the woodbine twineth
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Joplin Globe August 23, 1983

Several Burglaries

https://newspaperarchive.com/joplin-...-23-1983-p-15/





Kansas City Journal May 23, 1897

LAMAR MISSOURI STORE ROBBED

Lamar, Mo., May 22.--F.N. Sears' shoe store was broken into last night and about $30 worth of shoes taken. This is the second time this store has been robbed recently, and the third robbery here during the past week.





L. Kleinschmidt b. 1835
" Black Lena " was a notorious shoplifter. She was arrested in St. Louis on August 7, 1893 on two charges of grand larceny (shoplifting) and was sentenced to 9 months in the city workhouse.
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Old 11-23-2018, 12:30 PM
 
Location: StlNoco Mo, where the woodbine twineth
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Bertha Liebbeke (1880-1939)
" Fainting Bertha "
Well known pickpocket and shoplifter

Omaha Daily Bee June 20, 1914

OLD STORY BEING REPEATED IN FAINTING BERTHA'S CASE

Kansas City, Mo., June 19---" Fainting Berta " Liebbeke, who was arrested yesterday after fainting professionally in the store of the Margolis Jewelry Company, was fined $100 in municipal court today. The woman became violent and abusive in court and was locked up in a padded cell.


https://capturedandexposed.com/2017/...inting-bertha/



https://www.newspapers.com/clip/3656..._daily_herald/



https://history.nebraska.gov/visit/bertha-liebbeke



https://www.newspapers.com/clip/1097...nd_will_marry/
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Old 11-23-2018, 05:21 PM
 
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Owensville Republican December 10, 1896

TORTURED BY MASKED ROBBERS

A most infamous outrage was committed las Friday night at the home of O.J. Arnold, who lives on a farm near the water works, at St. Joseph, Mo., but the knowledge of the crime has just come to the police. Arnold and his wife were assaulted, bound and tortured for hours by three masked men, in the hope of compelling them to reveal the hiding place of a large sum of money which was believed by the robbers to be buried on the premises.
Arnold gave them the money he had, $18 in all, but this did not satisfy the robbers, who applied many kinds of torture to compel their victims to satisfy their demands. Not succeeding, the robbers left, threatening the old couple with death should they dare reveal the crime. The injuries to Arnold were dangerous, and he finally told a friend, who gave the story to police.



Four Men Rob The Long Branch Saloon 2013

https://www.pjstar.com/x1293266930/M...aloon-burglary
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Old 11-24-2018, 07:25 AM
 
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St. Louis Republic June 8, 1900

HOTEL ROBBERS CAUGHT

Kansas City, Mo., June 7---The robber who held up the clerks of the Coates Hotel on the night of May 29, securing $2,000 worth of money and jewelry, was arrested today. John Lewis, one of the clerks who were robbed, saw the man in the stock yards district and followed him until he could call police.
The prisoner answers the description of the lone bandit who has recently held up the occupants of several Pullman cars in the vicinity of Kansas City, St. Joseph and Omaha.





St. Louis Republic May 18, 1900

SUSPECTED OF WIRE CUTTING

Detectives Gelmer and Schmidt were driving on Carroll street, near Gratton street, about 3 o'clock yesterday morning when they came across 8 or 9 men. As the officers came up, the men ran into the hallway at No. 1608 Carroll street, where the officers caught two of them, John Cassidy and Patrick Morrissey. Morrissey had a steel saw concealed under his coat. They are held at the Four Courts pending investigation. The police suspect them of some of the recent wire-cuttings.
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Old 11-24-2018, 11:33 AM
 
Location: StlNoco Mo, where the woodbine twineth
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The Sedalia Weekly Bazoo February 19, 1889

The safe in the post office at Beloit, a small town on the Missouri Pacific railroad, seven miles south of Lamar, was blown up Thursday night and every stamp on hand taken to the amount of $60. W.H. Thompson is postmaster.



The Sedalia Weekly Bazoo May 7, 1889

A man was arrested in St. Louis for stealing 194 door mats.






Hardware: A Review Of The American Hardware Market January 25, 1898

Kansas City, Mo.,---Burglars broke the fastening of a rear door of the Brunner Hardware Store, No. 910 Walnut street. They robbed the cash till of $6, three counterfeit and plugged coins and a half dozen knives and forks.
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