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Old 08-28-2017, 11:06 AM
 
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It's a good thing the 4th of July only comes once a year.





The St. Louis Republic July 5, 1902

Scores Suffer Injury From Fourth Of July Accidents

Yesterday developed the usual report of many serious accidents following the celebration on Independence Day. There was some reason for a general belief that certain police restrictions, published on two days, would have the effect of lessening the number of disasters attending the use of explosives, but the end of the day found scores of persons either seriously or painfully injured, and there was one death, with others likely to follow. Toy pistols caused the greater number of accidents to children, and there were numerous instances of injury from stray bullets fired by persons unknown. Aside from the injury to individuals, there was some damage to property, particularly in broken plate glass in the downtown district.

RECORD OF YESTERDAY'S CASUALTIES


Edward Cole 13 years old, 2931 Pine street. Burned severely about the face and chest by the explosion of a can of powder. He may lose the sight of his left eye.

Otto Weiss, a machinist, 1819 Franklin avenue, He dropped some powder and it exploded burning his face and hands.

Gerald Jokerst, 12 years old, 2918 Pine street, slightly burned in powder explosion.

Meyer Rosenblatt, 10 years old, 812 N High street, accidentally shot himself in the left hand with toy pistol loaded with blank cartridge.

Charles Johnson, 10 years old, 2514 Laclede avenue, shot himself in hand with toy pistol.

Leo Dennison, a messenger boy, shot himself in left hand with revolver loaded with blank.

Edward Foley, 21 South 23rd street, burned eyes from premature explosion of toy cannon.

James Redell, a messenger, 1405 Washington avenue, shot himself in right hand with revolver.

John Corcoran, a shoemaker, 3915 Cottage avenue, burned face in powder explosion.

William Jahn, 928 High street, burned forehead by cannon cracker.

Leopold Middendorf, 11 years old, 1108 Market street, will lose right eye from toy cannon.

Clark Bland, 11 years old, 7311 N 11th street, severely burned hand from exploding blank cartridge.

Willie Kirchbaum, 5 years old, 2756 Manchester avenue, struck in left arm by bullet from toy rifle.

William Meyer, shoemaker, 123 South 14th street. shot in right leg by stray bullet.

William Reehermeyer, 14 years old, 1914 Farragut street. burned face and eyes from cannon cracker.

James Gray, negro boy, 3227 La Salle street, dislocated ankle chasing after fireworks balloon.

Archie Watson, bellboy, 19 years old, 114 South 10th street, shot in face by bullet from toy gun.

Frank Boothe, 11 years old, Eighth street and Franklin avenue, shot himself in left hand with .22 revolver.

Joseph Wahlen, 15 years old, 223 South Jefferson avenue, burned face and neck from cannon cracker.

Edna Eckert, 9 years old, 2317 South 10th street, badly burned hand holding cannon cracker.

Edward Stevens, 3232 South 3rd street, shot himself thru left hand by accident. police mistakenly arrested him thinking he was shot during a holdup.

Ray Trimmer, 1437 Arlington avenue, shot himself in left hand with revolver.

Earl Zottarelle, 7 years old, 1531 A Union avenue, shot himself in the belly with a blank cartridge.

Edward P Galmiche, 508 Cerre street, was reading newspaper on front porch when bullet fragment took out his left eye.

John Madden, plumber, 7 South 9th street, burned face and arms from exploding powder.

Harry Cheary, 7 years old, 922 High street, shot himself in hand.

David Charleson, painter, 911 North 21st street, burned face

John B Hickey, 12 years old, 21 South 15th street, struck in shoulder by stray bullet.

Esther Vedora, 4 years old, 29 South 13th street, firecracker blew up in face, may lose one eye.

Edward Sappington, 10 years old, badly injured after being run over by street car chasing fireworks balloon.

Leo Fuller, 14 years old, injured by streetcar while celebrating in street.

Edward Williamson, 30 years old, 1823 California avenue, received gash in head from the stick of a sky rocket.

George Hale, 9 years old, 4245 Delor street, shot in hand by .22 pistol

James A Slicker, 5875 Wilson avenue, lost his left hand holding a giant firecracker.

Edward Wahlbrink, 12 years old, 2816 South Second street, shot off left thumb with .22

CONTINUED....
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Old 08-28-2017, 12:00 PM
 
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More Casualties From The 4th of July of 1902




Fred Kurtz, 40 years old, 2021 Arsenal street, shot in left arm by stray bullet.

Mason McLloyd, 521 Espenschied street, burned by giant firecracker.

Barney Maloney, 14 years old, 1126 Cass avenue, burned arm and forehead from exploding powder.

William Smith, 2603 North 12th street, burned from exploding powder.

Fred Bottum, 16 years old, 3410 North Broadway, hands and face burned from exploding powder.

Harry Berg, 12 years old, 3618 North Broadway, hands and face burned from exploding powder.

John Buete, 30 years old, 1436 College avenue, shot in right hand.

Allie McCall, 15 years old, 511 Poplar street, burned hands from exploding powder.

Harry Frey, 8 years old, 2018 Eugenia street, can of powder exploded burning his eyes.

Robert Bruce, 8 years old, 4136 Connecticut avenue, burned eyes from giant firecracker.

Gus Schmidt, 13 years old, 4256 Junieta street, burned by exploding powder.

William Gehn, 928 North High street, face burned when someone threw giant firecracker at him.

Dollie Zatterlee, 11 years old, chewed on a percussion cap and blew out her teeth and burned inside of mouth.

Walter Vandeventer, 14 years old, 2817 Cherokee street, shot in right eye by blank cartridge.

Peter Hannon, 34 years old, Delmar boulevard, shot in head

Thomas Moore, 49 years old, 402 Brady avenue, gunshot wound in foot.

Levicy Ellis, 39 years old, 1157 North 16th street, bullet wound in head.

William Kerschbrian, 5 years old, 2758 Manchester avenue, bullet wound in head.

Michael Ford, 33 years old, 2832 Walnut street, struck in head by stray bullet.

William Roy Mayfield, 12 years old, son of Dr. Mayfield of the Mayfield sanitarium, burned his face and hands after dropping match into can of powder.

Mamie Lawrence, 7 years old, shot thru the arm by a .22 down by the river.

Mrs. Larose, killed by stray bullet while watching celebration in Farmington.

Balloon set house afire at 1212 North 19th street, slight damage.

Mrs. Allee McGrath, 50 years old, of 1235 North 10th street fell down a flight of stairs after being frightened by fireworks explosion in front of house, injured left leg.

Lorenz Bascht, 20 years old, homeless, shot in left hand.

Ed Angelica, 17 years old, 119 North 19th street, gunshot to head.

John Neef, 18 years old, Clayton, wound to right hand from blank cartridge.

Michael Spank, 20 years old, 2202 North 15th street, lost left eye from exploding toy cannon.

Show windows shot out at Simon Steiner's ticket office 112 North Broadway.

A large plate glass window was shot out at Alfred Matthew's hat store 700 Pine street.

A stray bullet shattered the window of Joseph Heller's grocery store 1131 Brooklyn street.

Eleven Blazes Due To Pyrotechnical Displays

There were 11 fire alarms during the day, most were minor fires caused by fireworks. Several fire alarms were turned on at night by mischiefmakers.

James A Flicker of 5873 Wilson avenue will probably lose his life as the result of a premature explosion of a dynamite cracker in his hand.

George Klobasa, 17 years old, 2716 Russell avenue, he was killed when a bottle of sulphuric acid, which he was going to use as a bomb, went off in his pocket. Two of his friends were badly hurt.

Miss Burdette Willard accidentally shot Fred Lovell in the back of the head with a .22 fired from her rifle at Creve Coeur Lake.
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Old 08-31-2017, 06:19 AM
 
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The Great Squirrel Invasion Of 1839

The Great Squirrel Invasion of 1839






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Kansas City Journal February 14, 1897

HER HEAD FULL OF INSECTS

Laporte, Ind., Feb. 13--- Mrs. William Swan, of Elkhart, is dying. Last summer an insect lodged in her ear. Her suffering was intense, but the physicians could not dislodge the insect. A council of physicians today discovered a large quantity of larvae in her head, the interior of which is alive with insects. Mrs. Swan became deranged from pain, but will soon be relieved by death.

That was like that Night Gallery episode about the earwig. What a painful way to die, hearing bugs chewing away at her brain.
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Old 09-02-2017, 07:57 PM
 
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St. Louis Republic December 31, 1905

DIGGING GRAVES DRIVES HIM INSANE

Stretched upon a cot in the observation ward at the City Hospital is Fritz Borchart, a gravedigger, 56 years old, employed at St. Matthew's Cemetery, Gravois avenue and Bates street, evidently driven insane by the gruesomeness of his occupation.
Several men associated with him in the work of caring for the cemetery say that he has refused to speak to them for the last two days. He would work for hours in silence, stopping now and then to turn an ear expectantly, as if afraid of some unseen persons.
His strange actions were reported to the authorities, and yesterday afternoon an ambulance was called to his home, at 4350 Bates street, and he was conveyed to the City Hospital, where he is held for observation. Doctor Sheehan expressed the belief that he is hopelessly insane.
From one of his neighbors it was ascertained that Borchart's hallucination has been coming upon him for some time. Several times he had spoken of having conversed with the spirits of the dead, interred at the cemetery where he was employed. Recently he believed he had committed some sacrilege in using a profane word while at work, and for this he was warned by the spirits that as a penance he must refrain from talking for seven days.
At the hospital he utterly refused to speak a word, either to the physicians in charge or to any of the attendants. The case is regarded as a strange one, and no doubt was held that his condition had been caused by his gruesome vocation.



The State Republican (Jefferson City) January 6, 1890

DEATH OF A BIG MAN

Deacon Hall, the largest man in northwest Missouri, died at the Ensworth Hospital in St. Joseph. He was connected with the St. Joseph & Grand Island Railroad, and weighed 350 pounds.
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Old 09-03-2017, 06:42 AM
 
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St. Louis Republic January 11, 1900

ACTRESS FANNIE HALL SHOT

San Francisco, Cal., Jan. 10,---Fannie Hall, Vaudeville actress, who claims St. Louis as her home and who is known as the wife of pugilist Jim Hall, was shot yesterday afternoon by tom Carbrey, race track follower from Denver, in the woman's room at the Frisco House as the result of an infatuation which the man had for Miss Hall.
Miss Hall claims that Carbrey has annoyed her with his attentions for two years. She says that 12 months ago she went to Dawson City to avoid him. He followed as far as Seattle and on her return last October once more attempted to gain her favor.
The wounded woman says she was born in St. Louis 25 years ago. She claims Hall is her stage name and that her father was a Mason of high degree and president of a bank. She says that she has an aunt, Mrs. B.D. Spencer, living in Chicago.



San Francisco Call January 11, 1900

SHOT AN ACTRESS

Fanny Hall, a pretty Vaudeville actress, said to be the wife of Jim Hall, the pugilist, was shot 3 times at her room in the Hotel Francisco by Thomas Carbrey, a hanger-on about the Tenderloin. None of the wounds are fatal. Carbrey has followed the girl from Denver to Dawson City and back here, but she ignored him. The wounded girl is said to be the daughter of a prominent family in St. Louis.




I tried finding more information about Fannie or Fanny Hall (Her name is spelled both ways in different newspapers) and the only thing I could find was an actress named Fanny Hall who worked during the 1880s thru the 1890s. This woman would be too old to be the one who was shot, unless the one who was shot lied about her age.

Fanny Hall


I am curious as to what ever happened to the one who was shot. Maybe I'll research Jim Hall, the boxer husband.
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Old 09-03-2017, 07:11 AM
 
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Sort of like the guy that shot John Lennon, David Chapman. Only that wasn't a romantic lead for Chapman. Was it? Just someone who was obsessed with Lennon and shot him to get some sort of sick notoriety. Of some sort.
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Old 09-03-2017, 07:54 AM
 
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Sort of like the guy that shot John Lennon, David Chapman. Only that wasn't a romantic lead for Chapman. Was it? Just someone who was obsessed with Lennon and shot him to get some sort of sick notoriety. Of some sort.
I looked up Jim Hall, the man she was supposedly married to but still couldn't find anything about her.
Jim Hall was certainly a character, a great boxer, but what a booze hound.

Jim Hall


Jim Hall of Fame - The Sweet Science
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Old 09-07-2017, 04:22 AM
 
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Abraham Bolden 1935-
East St. Louis, Illinois
Secret Service Agent

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abraham_Bolden




The Lexington Intelligencer June 15, 1901

Cole County, Missouri, is the home of one of the smallest women on record. This little woman is Lulu Lee Hutchinson, she is the daughter of Mr. Frank Hutchinson, a respected and well to do farmer, living near Elston, ten miles west of Jefferson City. This little woman was born and reared there. She is the oldest of four children, one sister and two brothers. She is the " pet " in the home, being the idol of her father and mother and siblings. She is 22 years old, is 39 inches in height and weighs 58 pounds.





The Montgomery Tribune August 19, 1910

A BOY'S REWARD

Twenty-five thousand dollars in cash, a half interest in a $100,000 corporation which is to bear his own name and a monthly salary of $250. That is the rich reward that Bernays Johnson, the 17 year old son of Mr. Charles P Johnson of St. Louis, will receive for perfecting what is said to be the first practical system for the wireless telephone.

( I did a little research on him and found out that he was a busy inventor back then. In 1914, he invented a " death ray " that could burn through steel and could cause bullets to explode in their cartridges.)
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Old 09-14-2017, 05:56 AM
 
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On August 27, 1933, Lieutenant Tito Falconi of the Italian Air Force flew a plane from St. Louis, Missouri, to Joliet, Illinois, a distance of 250 miles, making the entire flight in 3 hours, 6 1/2 minutes flying upside down.




Clint Eastwood played a former St. Louis lawman in the 1968 movie "Hang Em High."




The Bourbon Virus

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Old 09-28-2017, 07:36 PM
 
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The longest modern boxing match that resulted in a knockout occurred February 2, 1892, in Nameoki, Illinois, when Harry Sharpe and Frank Crosby fought for the Missouri lightweight championship. The bout lasted 77 rounds (5 hours and 5 minutes.) The referee had been swigging liquor to fight a cold and passed out earlier in the fight and the two boxers fought on their own. Sharpe finally was able to floor Crosby after Crosby was stunned when he hit his head in a previous knockdown.




William Waddell's Arm

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