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Old 05-02-2019, 07:58 PM
 
Location: StlNoco Mo, where the woodbine twineth
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Kansas City Journal November 24, 1898

ELSBERRY, MO., BANK ROBBED

Elsberry, Mo., Nov 23-- Robbers made a desperate attempt to rob the Lincoln County Bank, here today. It is not known how much, if anything, they obtained. As the result of rough treatment received from the robbers, John Wiseman Waters, the night watchman of the town, who is 60 years old, may die. He was found at an early hour today, bound and gagged, lying in the open air, where he had been left by the robbers. He was badly frozen.
When President F.H. Harvey arrived at the bank this morning he found the vault doors wide open. The safe inside, containing $10,000, was closed, and he was unable to open it. An expert safe opener was sent from St. Louis at the request of the bank officials, but this evening he sent back word for help, saying that he was unable to open the safe doors.
Until this is done, the bank officials will be unable to state whether they have lost anything or not. The bank was obliged to close for the day, but will reopen Friday, after the Thanksgiving holiday.



Kansas City Journal November 24, 1898

EASTON, MO., POSTMASTER ROBBED

St. Joseph, Mo., Nov 23---A stranger called at the home of Postmaster John Diegnan, of Easton, last night, and represented himself as a friend of a relative of Diegnan's. He was permitted to lodge for the night, and robbed the house and the post office of $500 and disappeared.




Mulconry Shooting 1930

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Old 05-03-2019, 04:46 AM
 
Location: StlNoco Mo, where the woodbine twineth
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The " Green Ones "

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St. Louis Republic November 9, 1903 Pg2

THREW POISONED MEAT INTO LIONS' CAGE

Chicago, Ill., Nov 8---While the audience at the Academy of Music tonight was applauding the hero in the third act of " Her First False Step," a drama in real life was being enacted behind the scenes, unknown to the actors and spectators.
William C Frakes of St. Louis, Mo., in a spirit of revenge against the management, stealthily crept through the alley stage entrance, carrying a piece of meat saturated with carbolic acid.
He made his way to the cage in which the lions and tigers are kept, and, hastily throwing the poisoned meat into the cage, was about to make his exit when confronted by John Rasch, the stage carpenter, who had seen him throw the meat.
Seizing Frakes, Rasch held him until another stage hand summoned the police. Frakes fought the officers, but he was subdued and carried as a prisoner to the station.
The manager of the show, E.A. Schiller, explained the man's actions by saying that Frakes's 4-year old child was scratched on the arm by a lioness while the show was in St. Louis. Frakes and his child were among the crowd who went on the stage at the conclusion of the performance in that city to view the animals. They were standing close to the cage when a large lioness struck the child, inflicting several deep wounds.
Notwithstanding that the owners of the show paid the bills incurred by Frakes as a result of the accident, it is declared he came to this city, vowing revenge unless he received a sum of money.
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Old 05-03-2019, 10:47 AM
 
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Hoodlums 1966

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Death Of Whitey Doering 1923

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Old 05-03-2019, 05:52 PM
 
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Burglar Wakes Girl By Tickling Feet 1912

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Butler Weekly Times October 29, 1903

BLEW VAULT OUT

Lancaster, Mo., Oct 26---The Hay's Banking Company's bank at Queen City was entered Saturday night, the safe blown to fragments, one wall of the vault was blown out, and $4,800 stolen.
The burglars stole a hand-car and made their way to Glenwood Junction early Sunday morning, and from there took the early train on the Wabash railroad for the north. The bank's loss is fully covered by insurance against burglary.
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Old 05-04-2019, 12:38 AM
 
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St. Louis Republic November 3, 1903

MYSTERIOUSLY CUT IN " DEATH VALLEY "

Henry Lawrence, a cigar manufacturer of Joplin, Mo., was stabbed and perhaps fatally wounded at 11:30 in " Death Valley."
At the City hospital, Lawrence told two stories of the assault. The first was that he had been cut by a woman in a house at No. 2224 Chestnut street.
When the women in the house were taken to the hospital to be identified, Lawrence said they were not the ones who had cut him, and told a different story. His last statement was that while passing the alley on Twentieth street between Pine and Chestnut streets he was attacked by a woman, who attempted to rob him. While struggling to free himself he said the woman twice cut him.
One wound was inflicted just above the heart. This cut the physicians pronounce serious and say it may cause his death. The other cut was on the left side of the head. His coat was cut in several places. Lawrence jumped in a cab at the corner of Twenty-second and Chestnut streets and ordered the driver to proceed to the nearest doctor.
He was driven to the office of Doctor J.A. Hoffman, No. 2344 Pine street. When he arrived there he was in a semiconscious condition from loss of blood. Doctor Hoffman notified the police and ordered the injured man removed to the City Hospital.
Lawrence arrived in St. Louis yesterday morning on a business trip. He was stopping at the Terminal Hotel. He had $100 on his person when searched at the hospital.




Jennie Hickman
1890s burglar

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Old 05-04-2019, 05:59 AM
 
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Elk Prairie, Mo, Robber 1933

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1981 Gang Of Thieves And Murderers

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Old 05-04-2019, 09:57 AM
 
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I just spent a night in the Jesse James room (#14) at the St. James Hotel in Cimarron, NM (est. 1972). He occasionally stayed at the hotel and always registered as T. Howard. his alias. Cimarron seems to have been a stopping point for outlaws and other notables of the day and the hotel was a pretty classy place and still is. The room was first floor at the rear corner where he could make an easy exit out the window. Twenty six people are known to have been shot and killed in or around the hotel. Bob Ford (the dirty little coward who shot Mr. Howard) was also a guest at the hotel along with Doc Holliday, "Black Jack" Ketchum*, Bat Masterson and the Earp brothers. On the more civilized side, author Zane Grey, Lew Wallace (NM Governor who wrote Ben Hur), Buffalo Bill and Annie Oakley were there. Of course the place is "haunted".

Missouri outlaws seem to have gotten around. Sometimes I wonder how Jesse James managed to do everything he is reported to have done.

*Ketchum was hanged in Union County in 1901 but during the process there was a mishap and his head popped off.
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Old 05-04-2019, 10:02 AM
 
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St.Louis Republic January 24, 1901 Pg2

SAYS BOYS HELD HIM UP

William Mathews of No. 1011 Cass avenue reported to the police last night that he was held up by three boys ranging in age from 12 to 18 years.
The oldest of his assailants stopped him, he said, at Fourteenth and Mullanphy streets, at 9:30, and, at the point of a pistol, asked for his valuables. Mathews resisted.
Private Watchman Paul Mercier was attracted to the scene and fired two shots to attract the police. The boys ran and no arrests were made.




Effie Grosse Catches Burglar 1940

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Old 05-04-2019, 02:47 PM
 
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Boy Burglar 1911

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Mexico Missouri Message August 17, 1905 Pg3

Some sneak thieves tried to break into J.W. Hines' store at Benton City Monday night. They broke into a blacksmith shop to get some tools and Mr. Icenogle, who keeps the shop, was aroused and fired several shots at the would-be thieves and scared them away.






Eddie Spencer Ambush 1916

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Old 05-04-2019, 07:34 PM
 
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I just spent a night in the Jesse James room (#14) at the St. James Hotel in Cimarron, NM (est. 1972). He occasionally stayed at the hotel and always registered as T. Howard. his alias. Cimarron seems to have been a stopping point for outlaws and other notables of the day and the hotel was a pretty classy place and still is. The room was first floor at the rear corner where he could make an easy exit out the window. Twenty six people are known to have been shot and killed in or around the hotel. Bob Ford (the dirty little coward who shot Mr. Howard) was also a guest at the hotel along with Doc Holliday, "Black Jack" Ketchum*, Bat Masterson and the Earp brothers. On the more civilized side, author Zane Grey, Lew Wallace (NM Governor who wrote Ben Hur), Buffalo Bill and Annie Oakley were there. Of course the place is "haunted".

Missouri outlaws seem to have gotten around. Sometimes I wonder how Jesse James managed to do everything he is reported to have done.

*Ketchum was hanged in Union County in 1901 but during the process there was a mishap and his head popped off.
Yeah, that was a pretty popular hotel. I would imagine most of the wild west characters showed up there at one time or another.
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