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Old 06-18-2019, 03:38 PM
 
Location: StlNoco Mo, where the woodbine twineth
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Scott County Kicker (Benton Mo) April 26, 1902 Pg2

BOLD ROBBERS AT CASSVILLE

James Reynolds, a miller at Cassville, Barry county, was robbed the other night of $350 in cash. The robbers then set fire to his mill, a handsome, modernly-equipped structure, valued at $6,000. The entire property was destroyed, there being no insurance.
While the mill was burning and the citizens of the town were fighting the flames, the robbers entered the homes of several of the leading businessmen and secured money and jewelry.



Taney County Republican October 12, 1905

Pearl Woods, a Carthage negro, convicted of breaking into a store and taking goods, was given a nine year sentence last week.




St. Louis Republic December 18, 1903 Pg4

PHOTOGRAPHER HELD UP

Herman Hendricks, a photographer, of No. 1906 Missouri avenue, was assaulted and robbed of $3.50 Wednesday night on Twenty-second and Biddle streets. Hendricks had gone to deliver a picture he had taken of some club members.
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Old 06-18-2019, 07:43 PM
 
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St. Louis Republic December 21, 1903

SAFE-BLOWERS ROB ANOTHER LAUNDRY

Safe-blowers yesterday morning robbed the Tuxedo Laundry, No. 3936 Laclede avenue, securing about $20, a gold watch and chain and valuable papers, after wrecking the office.
This is the second laundry that has been robbed in this manner in the last few weeks, indicating that thieves are beginning to turn their attention from saloons to laundries, where the receipts, especially on Saturdays, are sometimes heavy.
The Tuxedo safe had been cracked, the door blown across the room. It was not discovered until 7 o'clock, when William Gainer, a negro porter, showed up to start work at the laundry. The police were notified but were unable to find any trace of the robbers.
The only clue left by them was a pair of canvas gloves.
No one heard the explosion which is thought to have been nitroglycerin. The floor was covered with broken furniture and fallen plaster, the fire box was blown from the mantel and papers were scattered over the floor.
The safe, which is about 4 feet square was entirely dismantled. The iron door, weighing about 200 pounds, was on the floor, about 15 feet from the safe. A large hole in the wall indicated where it had been hurled by the force of the explosion.
On the floor on another side of the room lay a sledgehammer, a chisel and the combination device, which had been broken off. The tools they used had been secured from the engine room of the laundry. No holes were bored in the safe door. The robbers placed their explosive in the hole where the combination used to be.
Police believe it to be the work of amateurs.
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Old 06-19-2019, 06:54 AM
 
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News Boy (Scott County) March 30, 1895 Pg2

DOWN A DRAIN PIPE

Ed Karch, Arthur Schneider and William Berkley, burglars, escaped from the criminal court room, St. Joseph, sliding down a drain pipe. They were recaptured.




Bed Sheet Thief Tases Loss Prevention Officer At JC Penny's 2015

https://www.riverfronttimes.com/news...r-at-jc-pennys





Scott County Kicker (Benton Mo) April 26, 1902 Pg2

HE TOOK TAX COLLECTIONS

John Cornahan, ex-city collector of Shelbina, who embezzled $600 of city funds and fled to Philadelphia, where he was arrested and returned, pleaded guilty and was sentenced to two years in state prison.
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Old 06-19-2019, 11:58 AM
 
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St. Louis Republic December 18, 1903 Pg4

SNEAK THIEF TAKES OVERCOAT

Thieves stole several overcoats from the home of Mrs. Lillian A Mathias, No. 4136 West Morgan street, Wednesday night. It is believed that they sneaked into the hall while the family was at supper.




Missouri Man Shot And Killed Robbing Kansas Boost Mobile 2019

https://fox4kc.com/2019/06/11/police...-boost-mobile/





Weekly Graphic (Adair County) April 1, 1881

C.C. Wellsdorf, a Kansas City hardcase, has been sentenced to the pen for five years for burglary and larceny.
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Old 06-19-2019, 04:17 PM
 
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Taney County Republican November 16, 1905

At Springfield, Jim Shakelford died Monday morning from a pistol wound received Saturday night while engaged in a crap game over a nickel. Thomas, the man who did the shooting, was still at large Monday evening.




Missouri Men Try To Steal Al Capone Statue

https://www.foxnews.com/us/missouri-...-capone-statue






Henry R Julian, former newspaper editor and attorney, was shot and killed March 11, 1901, in Ava, Mo., by William Andrews, a neighbor.

https://www.newspapers.com/clip/12926967/henry_julian/
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Old 06-19-2019, 09:10 PM
 
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Iron County Register February 12, 1914 Pg2

HELD AS BANK ROBBER

Chillicothe,---John H Harnett, arrested with John Miller, James Madison and John Henry, on a charge of robbing the Farmer's National bank Jan.24, was held for trial by Judge S.D. Rohrer. Harnett's bond was fixed at $5,000. He was unable to give bail.




Potosi Journal October 26, 1921 Pg2

JEFFERSON CITY MAN MURDERED

Jefferson City, Mo.,---Great excitement was occasioned here recently by the discovery of the body of Albert Anderson, 23, of this city, hidden in a pile of brush three miles east of the city with a bullet hole through his brain and another through his heart.





Mexico Missouri Message September 16, 1917

GETS SIX MONTHS

Pethro Mitchell, colored, 17 years old, a son of Ed Mitchell, who was shot at Santa Fe by his brother-in-law last winter, was arrested in Paris last week on the charge of writing checks on the Molino Bank. Pethro was brought to Mexico and tried in Justice R.B. Hooton's court and fined $10 and given six months in jail.
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Old 06-20-2019, 06:23 AM
 
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Grace Fry & Bettie Sheldon
1890s thieves

https://www.newspapers.com/clip/1338...two_gals_1899/







The News Boy (Scott County) April 6, 1895 Pg2

MURDER AND ARSON

Seven miles south of Cuba the partially charred body of David Hilderbrand, a farmer on the Meramec river, was found in the ruins of his burned house. It is evident that he was murdered and then thrown into the building and the house burned.
In the upper part of the body buckshot were found, showing that he had first been shot then his throat cut. Bloody clothing was found, and tracks of his murderers discovered. The verdict of the coroner's jury was murdered by parties unknown.

Update

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Old 06-20-2019, 11:08 AM
 
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EUREKA STAGE ROBBERY OCTOBER 7, 1880





Peirce City Weekly Empire October 7, 1880

ROAD AGENTS MAKE HAUL

About noon, Threadgill & Genning's stage was stopped on the road about 17 miles south of this city, on Shoal Creek, by six men wearing handkerchief masks, and armed to the teeth. The driver, Eldridge, was commanded to halt at the muzzle of a double-barreled shotgun.
W.H. Champlin attempted to draw a revolver, when he was fired upon by one of the road agents, the bullet passing through his coat sleeve.
They then ordered the eleven men and Mrs. Fisher out of the stage and to hold up their hands. Mr. A.P. Mann, first assistant engineer of the St. Louis & San Francisco Railway, was relieved of his gold watch and chain and $270 in money, his clerk, W.H. Champlin, of about $175. Two gentlemen threw their pocketbooks away, containing some $1,500, but returned afterward and got them. The United States Mail and Adam's Express were not molested at all.
After they had gone through everybody they ordered the driver to skip, and then leisurely walked into the woods. No clue of the robbers has yet been obtained.



Neosho Times November 27, 1880

The man Lewis, arrived for complicity in the Eureka stage robbery, confessed to having killed a man named Shaw, in Duquoin, Ill., on the 7th of October. He is evidently a hard case.





Neosho Times December 9, 1880

RESULTS OF READING DIME NOVELS

The Joplin Herald has the following to say about Lewis and Sanders, recently arrested and now in the Greene county jail for robbing the Eureka Springs stage, and Posey, who has been implicated as a confederate in the transaction.

They are all Granby boys, and many of our citizens who resided there remember them. In conversation a few days since, with a former resident of Granby, an incident was recalled in the life of the boys that brings up the old saw, " As the twig is bent," etc.
At the time of the occurrence, Posey, Lewis and Sanders were lads of about 12 to 14 years of age. For some days the movements of some half-dozen lads, including the three above mentioned, partook something of the mysterious.
They were seen constantly consulting together and making frequent visits to the woods near town. Their movements aroused curiosity, and they were watched and traced to their rendezvous in the forest.

The parties who made the descent were astonished to find an improvised camp, in which were concealed every species of fire-arms, from an old fashioned single pistol to a double-barreled shotgun. The collection included a number of new revolvers.

Their intention was to leave for Texas in a day or two and become brigands of the border. They had been reading ten-cent novels glowing with the exploits of " Rowdy the Ranger," " Bloody Bill," " One-eyed Kit," " The cut-throat of the cliff " and other amiable characters peculiar to that class of literature, and longed to distinguish themselves as highwaymen.

Posey was captain, having acquired that distinction by stealing half a dozen revolvers from his father's store. The others had provided such arms as they could procure around home. The den they had made looked like a militia picket post. The discovery of their arsenal had created quite a sensation, and the youthful brigands were captured by their parents and taken from the path of glory and remanded to the monotony and trials of the domestic roof.

Now that they have become men, the spirit that captivated their youthful fancy has been put into practical operation on the passengers of the Eureka stagecoach. Now, as then, Posey appears to have been the captain.


Peirce City Weekly Empire January 27, 1881

At a special term of the Barry county Circuit Court, convened at Cassville on the 13th instant, indictments were presented against Perry Martin,alias William Lewis, alias Canada Bill (who was considered the leader of the gang), W.H. Saunders and H.W. Posey. Perry Martin was tried separately and after about 3 days consumed in his trial, the jury found him guilty and assessed his punishment at 12 years in the penitentiary.
The Cassville Republican says the State not being ready to proceed in the cases of Saunders and Posey, their cases were continued to the next regular term in march.



A notice of the trial and conviction of one of the mail robbers, at Cassville last week, is given elsewhere. Soon after the robbery occurred a reward was offered by many citizens in the southwest, the citizens of Peirce responding very liberally. Well, when everybody had desponded of ever learning any further of those who committed the deed, Frank Erskine, detective for the St. Louis & San Francisco Railway, was tracing and chasing, and after several months of labor and a liberal expenditure of money, got the scent and finally arrested one in this state, one in Kansas and the other in Texas.



Weekly Graphic (Adair County) April 1, 1881

At Exeter, yesterday, Sanders was convicted of stage robbery near Cassville last fall and was sentenced to 10 years in the pen. Posey, same offense, pleaded guilty and got 3 years.
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Old 06-20-2019, 08:12 PM
 
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Saddle Shop Burglarized 2004

Local News: Police recover Hardy saddles (1/29/04) | Areawide Media





Staats 1920 Murder Trial

https://www.courtlistener.com/opinio...tate-v-staats/
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Old 06-21-2019, 06:25 AM
 
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Columbia Evening Missourian June 4, 1921

WHISKY RING KILLER TALKS

St. Louis, Jun 4---James Seward, 28, a member of an alleged whisky ring, confessed to police here today that he killed Andrew Deck who, he said, "snitched" on the ring for $20 last February.
Seward and Eugene Hays, under arrest here have confessed to the whisky and murder plot. Five other alleged members of the ring are under arrest at Hillsboro.
According to Seward's confession, Deck, a retired saloon-keeper, had applied for the position of prohibition law enforcement officer, and had informed the government officials of the gang's activities.
Deck was shot and killed on February 26 at Herculaneum, Mo., by a " mysterious stranger " who claimed to be a prohibition agent. Seward told the local police that he had been promised $25 for the killing and that $5 had been held out on him.





Charlie Fine Killed 1891

https://lincoln.mogenweb.org/clips/c...r-joe-fine.htm
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