No. 436
Crime, Eccentricity, and the Sporting Life in 19th Century America.
August 19, 2019

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Tag: Police Gazette

A Sleep-Walker’s Act.

Miss Belle Collis, of Newark, N. J., surprises the neighbors by her want of thought.

3/26/2016

“For Members Only.”

11/10/2014

Murderous Assault by a Wife on Her Husband.

10/6/2014

Set Fire to the Bed.

9/22/2014

A Minister’s Scrape.

7/21/2014

Thimble Rig A La Mode.

3/18/2014

Unmindful of their Attire.

3/11/2014

A New Shoplifting Dodge.

12/3/2013

Hallow Eve Sports.

10/27/2013

She Had a High Old Time.

8/13/2013

Shooting at the Elevated.

5/7/2013

Blood on the Moon.

4/16/2013

George Dixon’s Victory over Australian Billy.

2/26/2013

Vive Le Sport!

1/15/2013

John L. Sullivan Saved by a Neck.

11/6/2012

A Fiendish Husband’s Desperate Deed.

10/16/2012

Serpent and Dove.

10/2/2012

Serpent and Dove.

10/2/2012

A One Legged Baseball Club.

9/11/2012

Beauty as a Shield.

7/24/2012

Female Tobacco Chewers.

7/10/2012

Torturing a Lover.

6/26/2012

Hospital Horrors.

3/20/2012

Being Initiated.

3/13/2012

It Was Another Kind of Cat.

2/21/2012

A New Gag.

2/7/2012

A Plucky Elberon, N. J., Girl

1/31/2012

Whipped By Women

11/8/2011

Whipped By Women

11/8/2011

Rum on Tap

8/29/2011

Hid the Girls' Skirts

8/22/2011

Shot Down in His Office

8/8/2011

“I’ve Taken Poison, Maudie!”

7/25/2011

Recruiting For Sin's Army

7/5/2011

Sparking in Tompkins Square

6/28/2011

Terrible Struggle with Flame and Flood

6/20/2011

Belles of the Bowling Alley

6/6/2011

A Newspaper Man’s Plight

Denver Col., October 1892 – Correspondent Jake Hirsh cowhided by indignant Lizzie Gonzales, an actress, in Denver.

5/22/2011

Hazing at the Stock Board

5/8/2011

The Girls Biffed Each Other

4/16/2011

Did the Naughty Midway Dance

3/28/2011

Chorus Girls in a Panic

3/14/2011
Photo of Cindy Weber in the "Red Deer Advocate," October 23, 1981, via Newspapers.com Every missing-persons story is tragic, of course. However, I know of few such cases that are both as heart-breakingly sad and utterly peculiar as the following disappearance. It reads like a psychological horror movie, with an almost Fortean ending. People inevitably called Cynthia "Cindy" Weber of
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Strange Company - 8/19/2019

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By Jo Anne Giovino with photography and research by Barbara Morrissey and Kristin Pepe *(All rights reserved, August 2019) Although …

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Lizzie Borden: Warps and Wefts - 7/31/2019

The hanging, and then posthumous beheading and head-spiking, of the Virginia slave Abram lacks any firmer primary date than the signature given this Richmond newspaper report that was later widely reprinted in the young United States. (Our text here hails from the Hartford, Conn. American Mercury, September 18, 1800.) A HORRID MURDER. Capt. John Patterson, […]
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Executed Today - 8/19/2019
Jeff and Joe Soapy Smith buries Joe Simmons The Illustrated Police News April 9, 1892 (Click image to enlarge) oe Simmons was a tall, slender gambler known to many as “Gambler Joe” Simmons, a member of the Soap Gang who managed Soapy Smith's Tivoli Club in Denver, 1890, and Soapy's Orleans Club in Creede, 1892. According to William Devere’s poem "Two Little Busted Shoes," Simmons
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Soapy Smith's Soap Box - 3/25/2019
(sic) Mary Catherine Anderson—Katie to her friends—was in good spirits when she went out the evening of Monday, February 7, 1887. 16-year-old Katie Anderson was a domestic servant living at the home of her employer, Stat Colkitt on his farm in Mount Holly, New Jersey. She said she was just going out for a walk, but Katie was not seen again until Tuesday morning when a neighboring farmer found
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Murder By Gaslight - 8/17/2019

The neighborhood surrounding St. Mark’s Church on Second Avenue and 10th Street owes its charm to the descendants of the Stuyvesant family. These were the great-great grandsons and granddaughters of Petrus Stuyvesant, the director-general of New Netherland from 1647-1664. In the late 1700s and early 1800s, these Stuyvesants lived in stately houses on land that […]
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Ephemeral New York - 8/19/2019
[Editor’s note: Guest writer, Peter Dickson, lives in West Sussex, England and has been working with microfilm copies of The Duncan Campbell Papers from the State Library of NSW, Sydney, Australia. The following are some of his analyses of what he has discovered from reading these papers. Dickson has contributed many transcriptions to the Jamaica Family […]
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Early American Crime - 2/7/2019
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