No. 462
Crime, Eccentricity, and the Sporting Life in 19th Century America.
February 20, 2020

Saratoga’s Naughty Girl.

Minnie Hull, a dashing young lady from the watering place, is unjustly or otherwise accused of crook
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"Denver's Oldest Bar" matchbook cover outside cover - A (Click image to enlarge) new addition to my collection A matchbook cover from "Denver’s Oldest Bar" is a new acquisition to my private Soapy Smith collection. Though it is a "modern" item from the 1960s-70s, it has a direct link to Soapy Smith. "Denver’s Oldest Bar" was once controlled by Soapy, under the name, "Tivoli Club,
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Soapy Smith's Soap Box - 2/7/2020

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Lizzie Borden: Warps and Wefts - 12/29/2019
Every day since Halloween 2007, the blog ExecutedToday.com has posted a story of an execution that took place on that date in history somewhere in the world. While this certainly says something about the human condition over time, it also says something about the determination and thoroughness of the blogger of ExecutedToday.com, who goes by the epithet Headsman. As someone who has scrambled to
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Murder By Gaslight - 2/15/2020

Wherever rich New Yorkers built their homes in the 19th century, they also built private stables for their expensive horses and carriages—with upstairs living quarters for a coachman or groom. So when Upper Fifth Avenue along Central Park became the city’s new Millionaire Mile during the Gilded Age, certain Upper East Side blocks to the […]
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Ephemeral New York - 2/17/2020
[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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Saratoga’s Naughty Girl.

Saratoga's Naughty Girl

Minnie Hull, a dashing young lady from the watering place, is unjustly or otherwise accused of crookedness.

Miss Minnie Hull, a dashing young lady who for the past four seasons has been one of the belles of Saratoga, was arrested recently at the Murray Hill Hotel, New York, by Deputy Sherriff Allen of Saratoga, charged with passing a worthless check for $125 on F. H. Olmstead. Miss Hull was taken to Saratoga where she was released on her own recognizance to appear before the Grand Jury in January. Miss Hill has in the past few years squandered a fortune left to her by a relative. She was divorced about three years ago from Joseph Kuickebacker of Troy, N. Y.


Reprinted from National Police Gazette, November 2, 1889.