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Old 11-08-2018, 10:57 AM
 
Location: StlNoco Mo, where the woodbine twineth
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She is one of 3 known people in the U.S. still using an iron lung machine because of polio.

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Old 11-11-2018, 06:52 AM
 
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Marie Marks Miss Missouri 1933

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Old 11-21-2018, 06:50 PM
 
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Kansas City Suicide Epidemic Of 1897

From May 4th to July 28th there were 22 suicides and 38 suicide attempts in Kansas City, Mo.
Here is a list of the ones who died.

May 4. Robert W Hart, Shot himself in the head.
May 8. Henry McNamara, Took morphine
May 10. Amos Brown, Shot himself in the head.
May 12. Purdy Archer, Shotgun to the stomach.
May 12. Lizzie McKnight, Took morphine
May 13. Harvey E Hazen, Shot himself in the head
May 13. Carl Erickson, Drowned himself
May 15. Sig Cahn, Inhaled illuminating gas.
May 24. Ed McFarland, Took morphine.
May 26. James Maxwell, Took carbolic acid.
June 3. J.L. Morgan, Shot himself through the heart.
June 8. Thomas Hayes, colored, Shot himself
June 8. Soon Sorenson, Cut his throat
June 11. Nellie Glover, Shot herself through the heart.
June 27. Annie Sanders, Took morphine.
June 27. Leon Rowland, Took morphine
June 28. Thomas Ragan, Took morphine.
June 29. Jessie Owens, colored, Shot herself.
July 3. W.H.C. Lambader, Hanged himself.
July 10. Leoti Moore, Took morphine.
July 26. Robert S Barnes, Took morphine.
July 28. J.D. Porter, took gas, morphine and strychnine.



The St. Louis Republic April 22, 1900

NOT A DEVINE HEALER

Theodore Schwartz Resorts To Violence To Cure Paralysis

As a result of an attempt to cure a woman friend of paralysis, with the aid of tea kettles, butcher knives and hatchets, Theodore Schwartz of No. 1117 North Eight street, is in the City hospital, awaiting the time when he shall become rational enough to explain why he assaulted Mrs. Rachel Frohman. The City hospital physicians think that Schwartz's mind is affected.
Mrs. Frohman declares that he threw the tea kettles and divers and sundry articles at her while she was lying sick in her bed at home. He declared by that method he would cure her of paralysis. Schwartz will be held for observation.



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Old 11-25-2018, 09:13 AM
 
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Missouri's Newest Newspaper
Uranus Examiner

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A pair of ruby slippers worn by Judy Garland in the Wizard of Oz were stolen from a Minnesota museum in 2005. The Grand Rapids Police Department received many tips over the years, including one person who claimed to have seen them nailed to the wall of a Missouri diner.
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Old 11-29-2018, 07:55 AM
 
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Kansas City Journal October 2, 1897

SOLD HER HUSBAND FOR $4,000

St. Louis, Oct. 1.---John A Truitt, a conductor on the Northern Central electric street car line, was sold today by his wife for $4,000 to a woman who declares that she loves the man more than his wife does. The deal was the sequel to the following remarkable statement made to Mrs. Truitt by a Mrs. Stephens, who lives in this city with her father.
" Mrs. Truitt, I love your husband and I want him. I have traveled the world over and he is the first man I ever loved. I will give you $4,000 cash for him if you will give him up."
Truitt, who is the father of 4 children, seems to agree to the deal.
It is stated that last Tuesday Mrs. Truitt, knowing that her husband loved another, attempted to take her life by swallowing a big dose of morphine.




Omaha Daily Bee July 29, 1914

HOMING PIGEON RETURNS AFTER TWO YEARS ABSENCE

Kansas City, mo., July 28.--A little battered homing pigeon absent from home for two years has returned with its wings frayed and its tail feathers missing. The bird was released from the balloon " Uncle Sam" near Chicago two years ago by Roy Donaldson, aide to Captain John Hunnewell of St. Louis. Donaldson released three pigeons, all of which had small metal tags attached to their legs. Both of the others returned within a few days, but the third failed to arrive until yesterday.
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Old 12-01-2018, 09:40 PM
 
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St. Louis Republic July 23, 1900

MAD DOG SCARE

Palmyra, Mo., July 22---Palmyra has a mad dog scare. Some two weeks ago a dog, supposed to be mad, ran through the streets of the city and bit several other dogs before it was killed.
Late last evening, one of these dogs, belonging to E.M. Ely, an attorney, showed some symptoms of hydrophobia, and before it could be killed had bitten 5 persons. It is not certain that either of the dogs had hydrophobia, but at the same time the persons bitten are very uneasy and other dogs bitten by the first animal have been killed or are being closely watched.





Kansas City Journal October 7, 1897

MUST TEACH IT "MIZZOURY"

Columbia, Mo., Oct. 6---The Columbia school board today, upon motion of Walter Williams, passed unanimously a resolution declaring that the teachers employed by the district should hereafter teach, as the proper pronunciation of the name of the state, "Mizzoury."
The board is composed of 4 Democrats and 2 Republicans.
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Old 12-02-2018, 04:38 PM
 
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St. Louis Republic July 24, 1900

THREE-YEAR-OLD LAD RUNS AWAY TO ST. LOUIS

Comes Here By Himself From Granite City.
Worn-Out, He Wanders Into A Police Station And His Father Finds Him.

Valmer Sauve, a Granite City youngster, not yet 3 years old, holds the record of being one of the most youthful adventurers in the country.
With a desire to "see things," as he later explained, he left home shortly after the noon hour yesterday.
Late in the evening he was overtaken at the Fifth District police station, St. Louis, by his father, J.B. Sauve. Notwithstanding his tender age, Valmer made his way in a world he had never known before with all the ease of long experience. He succeeded in riding to Venice on a street car and in crossing the Mississippi on a ferryboat without a penny. His mother was well-nigh distracted.
The Tri-Cities were searched in vain, and Mr. Sauve was on the point of giving Valmer up as a victim to kidnappers, when it was suggested to him by his friends that the little fellow might have crossed to St. Louis on the Venice ferryboat.
Valmer ate his dinner with the family as usual, and as the afternoon was sultry and close, he went out in the yard to amuse himself. Cars on the Tri-City electric line pass within sight of the Sauve home on State street, Granite City, and Valmer was attracted by their bells and the people he saw riding inside, so he walked out to the crossing. Some more people were waiting there to get on the cars. Valmer fell in with the crowd and when the people got on he followed.
The car was so crowded that the diminutive bit of runaway humanity was entirely overlooked. When the car finally stopped at the ferry landing, Venice, the terminus of the line, Valmer made his way out and followed the crowd a second time. He walked onto the ferryboat and, being curious, he strolled around to see the big boilers and the grimy-faced stoker who tended them.

He looked on for awhile and afterward made his way to a seat on the forecastle. Nobody took any notice of him, and as the boat drew up to its St. Louis landing, at the foot of North Market street, Valmer was at a loss for what to do next. He saw the other people get off, but he was tired of following the strange passengers. He wanted to go home, but he didn't know how. Some soda water bottles on the wharf refreshment stand caught his eye, and he went out to see them. While he was admiring the many colored bottles, the boat steamed away. Attendants saw the lad, and one of them asked him where he was going.
" Nowhere, I'm seeing things," spoke up Valmer.
Then it occurred to the workman that Valmer might be lost, and he plied him with questions, but without obtaining any information as to where the little wanderer lived. Valmer grew excited, and the more he talked the more confused he became.
Night found the child lost in a crowd on Broadway. He wandered up on North Market street and upon passing the police station he was attracted by the lights. In he walked, sleepy and exhausted. He was taken in charge by the sergeant, who cared for him until he fell asleep.
His father came in after him several hours later. Mr. Sauve obtained his first clue of Valmer's whereabouts at the ferry landing, where the boy had been seen in the afternoon.
Valmer was too worn out to talk after being taken home, but before he lost consciousness in his overjoyed mother's arms, he whispered to her that he would rather be there than " seein' heaps of things."
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Old 12-05-2018, 07:08 AM
 
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St. Louis Republic May 31, 1903

DEPARTURE OF DONG GONG ABOLISHES LEPER CAMP

St. Louis is rid of Dong Gong, the leper. The Chinaman is believed to be in Chicago.
It became known yesterday that the patient was no longer at his former quarters in the quarantine reservation, and an investigation developed the further fact that he was released on May 10, directly after his capture, following a flight from the hospital.
Doctor G.A. Jordan, who has been the leper's physician, says that he made an examination of the Chinaman and decided that a cure had been effected. Dong Gong expressed a wish to go to Chicago, where he claimed to have friends who would help him, and he was permitted to go. Since that time he has not been seen in St. Louis, and it is not believed that he is in the city. The leper has been an expensive ward of the city. For more than two years it has been necessary to establish a separate hospital for him and place a special attendant in charge.
Recently, the Chinaman grew tired of his detention and, seizing a chance, made his escape. He was captured several days later in a Chinese laundry near Cottage and Warne avenues and delivered to Doctor Jordan.
It was generally supposed that the patient was returned to the leper hospital, but yesterday it was found that he had not been there since his escape. Since Superintendent Dwyer has been in charge of the quarantine hospital, Dong Gong has not been among his patients, and he could not say last night where the Chinaman had gone.
Doctor Jordan is certain that the disease was cured, and that no injury to public health would be done by his being at liberty. The leper ward will be abolished, and the officials at the city Health Department hope they will not have occasion to establish it again.
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Old 12-06-2018, 08:57 AM
 
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Peculiar Things Lost And Found At The 1904 World's Fair

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Kansas City Journal October 26, 1897

MADE CRAZY BY GASOLINE

St. Joseph, Mo., Oct. 25----Henry Hans, aged 11, was today sent to the insane asylum, his insanity having been caused by inhaling the fumes of gasoline. Some time ago, some boys held young Hans' head over a gasoline can and since that time the boy has been deranged, being unable to control himself. His case has attracted great attention among medical men.



Kansas City Journal October 20, 1897

Raymond Allen, aged 12, of Springfield, Mo., found a stick of dynamite in a stone quarry and carried it in his pocket to school. It exploded, injuring the boy so that he will die and causing a stampede in which several other children were hurt.
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Old 12-06-2018, 05:59 PM
 
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The First Electric Trolley Car In The World Was In Kansas City
Thanks to grasshoppers

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