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Old 09-10-2017, 09:21 AM
 
Location: StlNoco Mo, where the woodbine twineth
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Sedalia Weekly Bazoo February 21, 1893

MOBERLY'S HIGH HANDED MURDER

Moberly, Mo., Feb 18--Three unknown men entered the jail unnoticed this morning and riddled John Hughes with bullets. He will die. The men are supposed to be brothers of the young lady to whom Hughes had made insulting advances.




Sedalia Weekly Bazoo November 29, 1892

HE FELL AMONG THIEVES

Kansas City, Mo., Nov 26--William Dargie, a Scotchman who for the past eight years has been on a ranch near Lamar, Col., came to Kansas City Tuesday and straightaway fell among thieves and confidence men who got him into a game of cards and then snatched a check for $600 from his hand. When the confidence men took the check to the Stockyards Bank to have it cashed, payment was refused.




Sedalia Weekly Bazoo August 9, 1892

Jasper, Mo., The grocery store of H. Hendricks was robbed and the safe cracked. Two hundred dollars in money and considerable merchandise was stolen.
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Old 09-11-2017, 06:32 AM
 
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The St. Joseph Observer December 16, 1922

FOUND THE SCOUNDREL'S WRECKING TOOLS

A search of the vicinity Thursday resulted in the finding of the claw bar and the wrench which had been stolen from the Burlington tool house near Easton and used by the dastardly scoundrels to wreck the Burlington's St. Joseph-St.Louis train Sunday night. They had been used to take off the fish plates and pull the spikes holding the rail in place. A pity these implements could not be jammed down the scoundrel's throats.




Sedalia Weekly Bazoo November 20, 1877

GUILTY AND TWO YEARS

The jury in the case of W.R. Richardson, who was tried for burglary and larceny in the first degree, yesterday returned a verdict of guilty and assessed his punishment at two years in the penitentiary. He will again be tried on Monday for the robbery at Mr. Joseph White's house, and after that is another indictment pending for robbing Mr. James Bouldin's residence.
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Old 09-11-2017, 07:03 AM
 
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The Rich Hill Tribune August 11, 1910

STORE ROBBED

The store of Watson & Grimm in this city was robbed of a sum between 50 and 60 dollars last Sunday night. The robber is thought to have secreted himself in the store before it was closed as he had evidently not broken in. The money was in a cash box in the rear of the store and quite an amount was overlooked. The authorities have a clue as to the guilty party and it is to be hoped that they land him as such things have been going on long enough.





St. Louis Republic January 19, 1900

WOERTHER'S STORE ROBBED

The store of Casper Woerther & Sons in Ballwin, St. Louis County, was entered Wednesday night, and about $150 worth of goods taken. The identity of the robbers is not known. The burglars performed their work quietly and their depredations were not discovered until yesterday morning. The store was entered through a window which was pried open supposedly by a jimmy. The only clue to the perpetrators of the crime is a Smith & Wesson caliber .38, upon the butt of which is roughly marked the initials W.R.R. This was left upon a showcase. The burglars took all the pistols and guns in the store. They also helped themselves to a large number of knives and a considerable quantity of tobacco and cigars.
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Old 09-11-2017, 07:58 AM
 
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Sedalia Weekly Bazoo June 6, 1893

HE GOT FIVE CENTS

Kansas City, June 3--A daring but disappointed robber secured five cents from a Prospect avenue horse car line at 10 o'clock Friday night.
It had just started on the return trip from the south end of the line, when a man suddenly appeared at the side of the car and drawing a bead on the driver with a large gun, ordered him to give up what wealth he happened to possess. The drivers on that line have been so frequently held up that they have fallen into the way of carrying very little wealth with them during business hours and the driver of this particular car had left his watch and money at the barn. True to his instincts and with none of the magnanimity of the robbers which people read, the lone bandit took the five cents and made off in the darkness. The two colored men in the car were not disturbed.




The Rich Hill Tribune June 30, 1910

HELD UP

Last Saturday night, Tom Craig, a young man who lives about two miles southwest of town, was held up and robbed while on his way home. He was driving along and encountered the robbers where the road crosses the Frisco tracks. They pointed a gun at him and went through his pockets but only got three dollars for their trouble. He was then told to drive on but detoured and came back to town to inform the authorities who made a thorough search for the miscreants but without avail. One of the robbers was white and the other was a negro.
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Old 09-11-2017, 10:20 AM
 
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St. Joseph Observer December 16, 1922

BURGLARS BREAK INTO AMITY BANK

Amity had its first bank burglary Thursday night, when burglars broke into the Bank of Amity and started to drill the safe but were balked when a homemade device drove them away from the safe. They then compromised with themselves by breaking into 40 safe deposit boxes and carrying away a large amount in liberty bonds. They then headed for St. Joseph.





Sedalia Weekly Bazoo May 23, 1893

A BURGLAR'S DEED

St. Louis, May 20--At Woodstock, a suburb of this city, just before dawn this morning, Benjamin McCullough, teller of the State Bank of St. Louis, was shot and killed by a burglar.
From the evidence at hand, it is apparent that Mr. McCullough heard the burglar and arising to protect his property, secured a shotgun. The burglar evidently left the house and McCullough followed him to the yard where a scuffle followed in which the length of the shotgun prevented its use while the burglar's revolver came into play and a bullet was sent crashing into McCullough's brain. The murderer escaped but the police are on his trail and hope to capture him soon.
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Old 09-12-2017, 08:07 AM
 
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Sedalia Weekly Bazoo May 23, 1893

CHASED BY ROBBERS

Fayette, mo., May 20---An attempt was made to rob a party of Knights of Pythias returning at a late hour from Glasgow to this place last night. One of the carriages was held up near the house of Paddy Woods, 7 miles north of here, by two men who came from behind a tree with guns cocked. In the confusion, the boys put whips to the horses and a runaway ensued.
Seeing their prey about to escape, the robbers fired, but without effect. They then mounted their horses and set out in pursuit, and a wild chase ensued. Stonewall Pritchett climbed out of the hack at the risk of his life and secured the lines and was finally able to check the frantic team, and drove at a gallup all the way to the city.




Sedalia Weekly Bazoo January 22, 1878

BURGLARY

The grocery store of J.D. Cobine, on Ohio, near Fourth street, was burglarized on Friday night. Some cigars and fine cut tobacco were taken, also a dollar in change from the drawer. Entrance was effected by breaking out 2 panes of glass in the rear window. An attempt was made to burglarize this store in the same manner about a year ago, but a clerk who was sleeping there at the time fired upon the intruder and he made a hasty exit.
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Old 09-12-2017, 09:48 AM
 
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Sedalia Weekly Bazoo July 24, 1877

BOLD ROBBERY

The residence of Mr. Albert Sulley, who lives on the corner of Thirteenth and Ohio streets, was entered last night about 9 o'clock while all of the family was away, and robbed of $200. The circumstances are as follows: Mr. Sulley, his wife and grown daughter, left the house last night about 8 o'clock, locking all the doors. Mr. Sulley and his wife attended the temperance meeting, and the daughter went to spend the evening with a neighbor and await their return. It happened in that fastening the house they overlooked one of the windows, which was left about half raised. While they were gone the thief entered the house through the window and took $200 in money.
Mr. Sulley and his wife only stayed at the meeting about half an hour, and when they returned home they found everything in disorder and the money gone. They immediately returned to the meeting and informed Marshal Kelly of the occurrence.
The burglary was evidently perpetrated by someone acquainted with the house, as the money was in a large trunk and covered over with 2 large mattresses. The thief made no attempt to take anything else, although he scattered a lot of silver spoons on the floor and left them.
Mr. Sulley is a poor man and that was all the money he had in the world. He thinks, however, that he knows who the thief was, and will make every effort to bring him to justice.




Sedalia Weekly Bazoo December 16, 1893

ONLY SECOND DEGREE MURDER

Neosho, mo., Dec 7---The jury in the case of W.G. Simmons, charged with the sensational murder of Lulu Noel in McDonald County last December, today returned a verdict of guilty of murder in the second degree and sentenced him to 10 years in the penitentiary. The evidence was all circumstantial and no motive was shown for the crime.
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Old 09-13-2017, 07:03 AM
 
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Sedalia Weekly Bazoo July 4, 1893

FIFTEEN YEARS, TRAIN ROBBER WILSON SENTENCED TO THE PENITENTIARY

Union, Mo., Jul 1---The lone train robber, Samuel A Wilson, against whom an indictment for robbery in the first degree was found early in the week by the grand jury in Franklin for holding up the Missouri Pacific train at Pacific, Mo., about a month ago, was arrested in Union yesterday morning. Acting on the advice of his attorney he threw himself on the mercy of the court and pleaded guilty. He was immediately sentenced to 15 years at hard labor in the penitentiary.
The long sentence was a severe blow to Wilson, as he had not expected more than 10 years and had hoped that he would get only 5. His only hope now is that Governor Stone will pardon him. He said that after the robbery if he had known what he knows now he would never have surrendered himself. Instead of returning to his home he would have gone east and he never would have been captured. Wilson will probably be taken to Jefferson City next Monday.




Sedalia Weekly Bazoo June 20, 1893

SAVED BY HOT WATER, A TRAIN ROBBER MEETS A HOT RECEPTION AND SKIPS

St. Joseph, Mo., Jun 17--Last night near Pacific Junction an attempt was made to hold up a passenger train on the Kansas City-St. Joseph-Chicago and Burlington road. The train was underway and the fireman was engaged in throwing a stream of hot water on the coal in the tender when a man crawled over the coal and, shoving a revolver into his face, told him to throw up his hands. Instead of doing so, fireman Hemingway turned the hot water on the bandit, thoroughly drenching him. The man fired two shots at Hemingway and fled.
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Old 09-14-2017, 07:53 AM
 
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In November of 1921, Federal Agents tracked a shipment of morphine and cocaine worth $100,000 from St. Louis, Missouri, to the railway facility in Lima, Ohio. Several people were arrested including workers for the railway express.




St. Joseph Observer December 16, 1922

WAS SCARED AWAY

Burglar or burglars, there is yet a question to as which, lost no time in getting out and away from the Drovers & Merchants Bank at Lake and Cherokee streets Sunday night when the burglar alarm went off and awoke the dead, police and watchmen.
They had "jimmied" a window in the rear of the building and then cut a hole in the outside brick of the vault. When they started to drill the steel, the alarm started, and so did the burglars. In their hurry they left a flashlight and a revolver, also a dark green hat, which is a good clue.




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Old 09-15-2017, 07:50 AM
 
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The Monett Times October 20, 1922

SPRINGFIELD JEWEL BANDIT CAPTURED

Springfield, Oct 19---Within one hour of the time one of the big plate glass windows in the Hawkins & Miller jewelry store, on the square, east of South avenue, was smashed with a rock at 10:30 last night in view of many standing at the corner, and five diamonds offered as prizes in the popularity contest being staged by Abou Ben Adhem Shrine, valued at $1,725, were seized by a small masked man, who disappeared up Elks' arcade, the police had Lee Donnell, a police character, in the city jail.
Donnell was arrested just as he was leaving his home, at 751 East Elm street, bound he said, for Kansas City. In his attempted resistance to five policemen, headed by Captain Al Sampey, as a flashlight was turned on him he threw the diamonds, which he held clutched in his hand in his pocket out in the grass. He was overpowered and taken to jail.
Captain Sampey guarded the place until the other officers returned and a search resulted in the recovery of all five diamonds.




Ripley County Democrat (Doniphan Mo) November 24, 1905

Mrs. Edward McKinney, of Centertown, heard burglars in her husband's store Wednesday night and gave the alarm. Henry Hasi and Edward Brock were arrested.
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