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Old 11-23-2022, 05:49 AM
 
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Richmond Democrat (Ray County, Mo) May 22, 1879 Pg3

BITTEN BY A RATTLESNAKE

Mrs. Wilkinson, who lives down just east of R&L Junction, was bitten on the middle finger of the left hand by a large rattlesnake last Friday morning.
In a few moments the hand and arm were swollen to at least three times their usual size. Dr. Mosby of this place, was telegraphed for, and he immediately sent a dispatch back to give her plenty of spirits until he could get there.

She drank about a half a gallon of whisky, which with other remedies somewhat relieved her, and at last accounts she was doing well.

She was out in the garden gathering strawberries and did not see the snake until she was bitten by it. A small portion of a tooth remained in the wound, which was afterwards extracted. The snake was killed by a member of the family and proved to be a large woods rattlesnake with eight rattles.


St. Joseph Observer (St. Joseph, Mo) June 5, 1915 Pg2

THE ZEIGLER TURTLE


The Zeigler turtle, known to be at least 53 years old, has been reported seen again on the Zeigler farm near Kirksville.
According to the Express, this was captured in 1861 by Harrison Zeigler, who carved his name and the date on its shell. 48 years later it was found again by Perry Zeigler, son of Harrison Zeigler.
Perry Zeigler added his own name and date to the carving on the turtle's shell and released it. It was again seen 3 years ago by a member of the family, and now Perry Zeigler saw it a few days ago.




Taney County Republican (Forsyth, Mo) Jan. 2, 1896 Pg1

Florence Mack, aged 17, of Detroit, Mich., died on the 25th of lockjaw resulting from a splinter thrust under her thumbnail. She disregarded the advice of the physician who removed the splinter in failing to poultice the thumb upon her return home.
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Old 11-23-2022, 12:01 PM
 
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St. Louis Republic Jan. 26, 1900 Pg4

BELIEVE SPIRITS WERE BEHELD

Remarkable Visions Described By Two Women On Threshold Of Death

New York, Jan. 25--- Friends who attended two women in Newark, N.J., one of whom is now dead, while the other is on her deathbed, are convinced that they saw through the veil that divides this world from the next.

The city is stirred by reports of these visions "from beyond" and can give no better explanation of them than that offered by the attendant women who heard the patients describe what they saw and who now say that approaching death sometimes allows a person who is ill to see beyond the pale.

The first case is that of Miss Mattie Oakley, 18 years old, who lived with her aunt, Mrs. M.E. Vanness of No. 20 Elizabeth avenue. The girl was a pupil in the Miller Street High School. She was to have graduated next Thursday. She was an orphan, her parents died several years ago. She fell ill three weeks ago. Doctor B.H. Sleight of Lincoln Park attended her. Mrs. Vanness tells the story of the vision convincingly, for she is herself convinced.

She was sitting with the girl last Monday afternoon, she says. They prayed together. She feared that her niece might die at any minute. For a long time the girl lay still, her eyes fixed upon the ceiling, as if she looked through and beyond it. Then she turned to Mrs. Vanness and said that she had just seen a beautiful vision.

" I stood in Heaven " she said. Her voice was calm, she seemed to be of normal mind. " What have you seen ? " Mrs. Vanness asked.
" My father and mother " the girl replied. " They spoke to me. Mother told me to be a good girl. Father said, " Come to me."

Mrs. Vanness and the girl sang a hymn together. A little later the girl died. Mrs. Vanness is confident that her niece was rational and that she saw that of which she spoke.

The other case is that of Mrs. George W. Beatty of No. 87 Sussex avenue. She is 62 years old. She was attacked by paralysis about 4 months ago. Just before the first stroke, she says, the mother of former Mayor Daniel W. Beatty, of Washington, N.J., her stepson, appeared beside her bed " robed in pure gold ."

A little later she saw Mrs. John Walters, a former friend, who, has been dead for half a century. Last Sunday night the spirit of her late husband appeared walking beside a beautiful river. She called aloud to him, and then she realized that she was in her room, but the spirit was beside her. It lingered for a moment, she said, and then passed through the door, although the door was closed.

At this time it is said, the clock in former Mayor Beatty's house in Washington stopped. The hour of her vision, her friends say, was identical with that at which the clock stopped.

Neither of the women mentioned has been regarded as superstitious.
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Old 11-23-2022, 08:43 PM
 
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St. Louis Mayor And 9 Others Killed In Glider August 1, 1943


https://www.stltoday.com/news/archiv...963d24d81.html





Kathryn's Report: 70th anniversary of glider crash that killed Mayor William Beckera: St. Louis, Missouri
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Old 11-24-2022, 05:23 AM
 
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St. Louis Republic June 6, 1900 Pg14

TOO FAITHFUL DOG

Davenport, Ia., June 5--- John Luetje, a German, having a wife and four children, hanged himself here at noon today for some unknown cause.
His dog, a constant companion, guarded his body, and, when Luetje was found hanging, prevented men from cutting him down for so long that life was finally gone. The animal was driven into a corner and penned in by several men armed with pitchforks.




The Hayti Herald (Hayti, Mo) August 12, 1909 Pg1

Tobe Baird returned from Kentucky last Thursday, leaving his wife there to recuperate her health. While there he visited his old home at Sheppardsville, and brought back from the old burying ground a piece of a petrified corpse that was unearthed while digging a grave about six weeks ago.
The whole form was perfectly petrified, some of it resembling flint.
The piece Mr. Baird has shows one button, a part of the bones, and what seems to be the small intestines.




The Democratic Banner (Pike County, Mo) May 10, 1845 Pg3

TAKING WINGS

A scorched check was carried by the wind 22 miles into West Moreland County during the Pittsburgh fire.
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Old 11-24-2022, 09:15 AM
 
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Ghosts Of Galveston Hurricane 1900


https://yesterdaysamerica.com/ghosts...s-great-storm/




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Old 11-24-2022, 08:04 PM
 
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RABID BAT BITES



Washington Post 2021

An Illinois resident in his 80s woke up to find a bat on his neck in mid-August. The bat tested positive for rabies, but the man declined the rabies vaccine, he died a month later.
This is the first known case of a human contracting rabies in Illinois since 1954. Wildlife experts found a colony of bats living in the man's home.





Man Treated In St. Louis County For Rabid Bat Bite 2022

https://fox2now.com/news/missouri/ma...nty-this-year/
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Old 11-25-2022, 05:40 AM
 
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The Andrew County Republican (Savannah, Mo) Nov. 23, 1876 Pg2

A man named William Johns, traveling with his wife from Chattanooga to Jefferson, Texas, threw himself from the train window near Arkadelphia, on the Iron Mountain Railroad on the 13th.
He was but slightly injured by his dangerous leap, but as the train was returning to pick him up, he threw himself under the wheels and was instantly killed. No cause is known for the rash act.




The County Paper (Oregon, Mo) June 17, 1881 Pg2

Henry Graph, a German in Chicago, on May 27th went into a saloon and drank a pint of whisky. He then made a wager with the barkeeper that he could drink a quart of whisky before leaving the bar. He accomplished this in a few minutes, but upon turning around to walk out, fell dead. The barkeeper was arrested.




The Monett Times (Monett, Mo) April 2, 1909 Pg5

READS TILL TRAIN HURLS HIM

When James R. Patton, a Warriors Mark, Pa., farmer, found himself hurling through space, he realized for the first time that something unusual had happened to him.
Previously he had been so engaged in reading a newspaper that he did not know his team had drawn him on a grade crossing near Tyrone, right in front of a train.
Patton and the horses escaped injury, but the wagon was demolished and the Thanksgiving turkeys and chickens were slaughtered.
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Old 11-25-2022, 07:31 AM
 
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The Cape Weekly Tribune (Cape Girardeau, Mo) July 3, 1914 Pg5

BASEBALL PLAYER PLAYS GOAT AND BUTTS A BALL

When a baseball player attempts something that a billy goat wouldn't go up against, the baseball player is simply flirting with death, according to Ervin Meyer, the star centerfielder for the Capahas, and he ought to know.

When Meyer went to bat in the 3rd inning of the game between the Capahas and New Madrid Sunday afternoon, Ervin's captain called the young player aside and confidentially told him to " use his head."
When it comes to obeying orders, Meyer stands out like a house on fire.
" I get you, kid," was Ervin's encouraging reply to his superior.

When he walked up to the plate he smiled and acted as if he proposed to knock the cover off the baseball. Two high ones passed and Ervin winked his left eye at the members of his team who were waiting for him to line out.
Then buzzed the third ball. Remembering his captain's orders, Ervin dropped his bat and plunged headfirst at the ball.
The ball struck him square in the noggin and Ervin went down for what his comrades supposed was for the count.

He arose and tried to waddle to first base but was tagged out. " That's the last time I follow an order like that," Ervin said.
" I believe that put a dent in my bean. My roof feels like it's leaking."
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Old 11-25-2022, 06:42 PM
 
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UFOs In Guam

https://www.guampdn.com/news/local/g...402512afa.html





Selma The Norway Lake Monster

https://cryptidz.fandom.com/wiki/seljordsormen
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Old 11-26-2022, 06:48 AM
 
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Jack The Ripper Letter To St. Louis Police Chief 1889

Murder by Gaslight: Jack the Ripper in St. Louis.





Harper's Weekly August 31, 1861

The ad at the bottom to the right is for Dr. Tumblety's Pimple cream. Tumblety is one of the main Jack the Ripper suspects.

Cartoons
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