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Old 11-29-2019, 06:38 AM
 
Location: StlNoco Mo, where the woodbine twineth
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July 31, 1903

Charles S Chaffee, alias Ed Witson, is held a prisoner at the Four Courts while Chief of Detectives Desmond investigates a report that he was in the gang that held up a Burlington train in Iowa on the night of August 5, 1902.






Potosi Journal February 6, 1895 Pg2

Several days ago Daniel Hardwick went to the home of James Ward, a few miles south of Mexico, Mo., and called him out.
After a few words, Hardwick drew a pistol and shot Ward dead. Hardwick then ran down the road a short distance and shot himself, dying in a few hours.
Ward was 38 and Hardwick 30 years old.
The trouble grew out of the granting of a divorce to Mrs. Hardwick on the grounds of non-support and brutal treatment. She was a sister of the murdered man, and Hardwick claimed that her affections had been alienated from him by her folks.
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Old 11-29-2019, 10:09 AM
 
Location: StlNoco Mo, where the woodbine twineth
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The Jasper News May 26, 1904 Pg3

A. ROTSCH ROBBED OF $18

A. Rotsch, of near Carytown had his pocket picked Saturday morning as he was going to Carthage on a Missouri Pacific train. His loss was a pocketbook containing $18.
The report is that a stranger jostled against him in his seat just as the train pulled into town, apparently trying to get something from under the seat.
Several people bumped against the stranger just at this juncture, which made him jostle against Mr. Rotsch all the harder.
After Mr. Rotsch got off the train he found that his pocketbook was gone. He thinks the stranger who was bumping against him was the man who got his money and that the bumping proceeding was all a put up job.




Owen Enis
Killed a bootlegger in 1933

https://www.newspapers.com/clip/3101...ssouri_herald/
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Old 11-30-2019, 06:26 AM
 
Location: StlNoco Mo, where the woodbine twineth
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The Laclede Blade January 17, 1913 Pg2

KILLED FOR SLAPPING A BOY

St. Louis.---David Dees Jr., a young saloon-keeper of Festus, Mo., 39 miles south of St. Louis, is held under $5,000 bond for shooting and killing George Barton, town marshal of Crystal City, near Festus, because Barton slapped Dees' 16-year-old brother.
The shooting took place in Dees' saloon.
Immediately after the tragedy, David Dees Sr., a railroad conductor, locked the doors of the saloon and did not permit any of the witnesses to leave until the coroner had arrived and held an inquest.
The inquest lasted nearly all day Sunday. The coroner's verdict was premeditated homicide.





Jail Escape 1900

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Old 11-30-2019, 09:51 AM
 
Location: StlNoco Mo, where the woodbine twineth
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Cape Girardeau Democrat December 26, 1891

AN INGRATE

The Pettis county jail has furnished a case of base ingratitude.
William Richards, charged with horse stealing, was locked in the same cell with Charles Shelley Hughes, the bigamous evangelist.
Richards was ill-clad, and on the morning of his arraignment in court, Hughes kindly divested himself of his shoes and trousers and arrayed Richards in them.
Richards had his preliminary hearing and was cleared, but instead of returning to thank his fellow prisoner for his kindness, the ungrateful wretch left town, and Hughes was compelled to wear a blanket for two days until the sheriff came to his relief.




November 6, 1883

In Sedalia, a man giving the name of Joe Wood was fined $5 for trespassing, not being able to pay he was sent to the rock pile.
While there, a sheriff recognized him from a wanted poster. His real name was Gadash and he had escaped from jail at Quincy, ill., where he was locked up for burglary.
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Old 11-30-2019, 02:15 PM
 
Location: StlNoco Mo, where the woodbine twineth
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Fair Play (Ste. Genevieve) May 13, 1893

THEY STOLE SHEEP

At Warrensburg, Thomas and William Woodward, charged with stealing sheep (from Pettis county on a change of venue) were found guilty. Thomas got two years in the penitentiary and William received three years in reform school.




Weekly Graphic (Kirksville) October 6, 1882

Sullivan county.---There was a successful robbery at Brookfield last Thursday night. The store of L.A. Eaton was entered, through a back window, and $1,500 worth of goods taken.
The goods were put in a wagon and hauled away. The thieves have not been discovered. There is too much plunder to remain hidden for very long.





The Farmington Times January 30, 1914 Pg5

CHARGED WITH SELLING LIQUOR

K.T. Rairden of Esther was arrested Thursday morning and gave bond for appearance in circuit court on charges of illegal sale of intoxicating liquors.
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Old 11-30-2019, 06:01 PM
 
Location: StlNoco Mo, where the woodbine twineth
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Iron County Register February 25, 1915 Pg2

Four defendants in the so-called million dollar bankruptcy swindle of the Great Western Jobbing House and its chain of department stores were found guilty of using the mails in a conspiracy to defraud, by a jury in the United States district court at St. Louis.
The men convicted are Samuel Bernstein, Jacob Lippman, Alfred Goldberg and Harry A Cohen, all of Philadelphia. Six other defendants pleaded guilty.




Outlaws Remain Big Shots

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Old 12-01-2019, 05:57 AM
 
Location: StlNoco Mo, where the woodbine twineth
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The News Boy (Scott Co) February 29, 1896 Pg2

CHARGED WITH COUNTERFEITING

John W Smith, of Princeton, Mercer county, has been taken to St. Joseph and locked up on the charge of making and passing counterfeit dollars. He says he's innocent.


HIS WOUND PROVED FATAL

Charlie Jackson, a negro who played "Peeping Tom" at Fayette, and who was shot in the mouth by Sol Hieronymous, died the other day from his wound.


ALLEGED MURDERER ESCAPES

William B Emerson, who was in jail at Osceola for killing Ike Ray, made his escape. It is believed he was furnished a key from the outside.






The Jailhouse Letters Of Cole And Jim Younger

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Old 12-01-2019, 01:01 PM
 
Location: StlNoco Mo, where the woodbine twineth
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A Brush With Outlaws
Bonnie & Clyde

https://thelibrary.org/lochist/perio...V9/N4/s86h.htm







Holt County Sentinel (Oregon Mo) October 12, 1866 Pg2

Capt. S.S. Earl, Registering Officer at Lexington, Lafayette county, was arrested last week for refusing to register as a loyal voter, a man named Alf Jones, a notorious rebel.
The Justice refused to take bond for the appearance of Capt. Earl and he was committed to the charge of the sheriff for safe-keeping, the registration in the meantime being suspended.





Morgan County Democrat (Versailles Mo) January 27, 1905 Pg2

GRAND JURY WOULD NOT INDICT

The Audrain county grand jury failed to indict Joseph and John Burks and George Bright for the killing of Thomas Spurs a few weeks ago.
Spurs had shot and fatally wounded Janie Burks, a sister of two of the accused men, and was beaten to death with rocks.
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Old 12-01-2019, 06:35 PM
 
Location: StlNoco Mo, where the woodbine twineth
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Columbia Evening Missourian August 11, 1921 Pg4

A posse with bloodhounds was attempting Saturday to pick up the trail of a bandit who robbed the Farmer's State Bank of Springfield of $700.
The robbery occurred Friday afternoon when the bandit, after securing the money, locked the cashier in the vault and made the Justice of the Peace drive him out of the city.





1889 Diamond Robbery

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Old 12-01-2019, 08:50 PM
 
Location: StlNoco Mo, where the woodbine twineth
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The St. Louis Republic July 31, 1903 Pg3

MAY HAVE BEEN MURDERED WITH POISONED CANDY

Bunker Hill, Ill., ---- Ewart Checksfield, the six year old son of James Checksfield, local manager of the Union Dairy Company of St. Louis, died last night with evidence of strychnine poisoning. Suspicion points strongly to a prominent woman of this city.

Little Ewart Checksfield was the only son of his father and invalid mother. He made regular morning and evening trips to the milk house for his father, and each time got a bucket filled with milk.

Last evening he departed from the home on his usual errand, swinging his bucket to and fro in childish lightheartedness. At 7:30 he returned home running and crying. His father ran to meet him and inquired what was the matter.

The boy replied that a woman had given him a piece of candy which was bitter. She told him to eat it and not to bring it home. His father gave him a glass of milk and a piece of celery to get the taste out of his mouth. In a few minutes he became alarmingly ill. Before a physician could be summoned, the boy was in convulsions, and in 15 minutes he was dead. A physician arrived a few minutes later and declared there was no doubt the boy had been poisoned with strychnine.

It was brought out at the inquest that the child told his father the name of the woman who gave him the candy.
This woman has often been heard expressing her dislike for children. Witnesses testified that she had recently purchased strychnine at the drug store. She admits buying the poison but declares it was used to kill rats.



Special From Bunker Hill, Illinois, To The St. Louis Post-Dispatch August 2, 1903

SERIOUS CRIME CHARGED

St. Louis, Aug. 1--- Mrs. Ida Gullock, wife of Gilbert gullock, deposed agent of the Union Dairy Company here, was arrested late tonight charged with the death of 6-year-old Ewart Checksfield, son of James Checksfield, the man appointed to succeed Gullock, by means of poison candy.

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