Category: On the Job Murder!

Two Women Badly Cut

Posted by – November 17, 2013

Steele Scrapbook – August 11, 1885

Two Women Badly Cut.

 

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Aug. 11.—Meagre details of a cutting affray at Orlando, Fla., reached this city last night. It seems that two brothers named Johnson, while drunk, went to a house of ill-fame and were refused admittance. The story runs that they burst in the door, were resisted by two women occupants, and drew knives on them. One woman, known as Lottie, was cut across the bowels so that her intestines fell out. The other, called Alice, was severely cut about the hips and stomach. Both men were arrested, and put under $5,000 bail to await the result of the injuries inflicted. It is thought that Lottie will die.

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Two Boys Shot For Stealing Fruit

Posted by – November 17, 2013

Steele Scrapbook – September 8, 1885

Two Boys Shot for Stealing Fruit.

 

ST. PAUL, Minn., Sept. 8.—Lincoln Smith and James Shister, two boys, were fatally shot on Sunday by Joseph Linder, a rancher, near Goldendale, W. T. The boys were stealing fruit from Linder’s orchard.

 

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Shot In A Drunken Row

Posted by – November 17, 2013

Steele Scrapbook – September 6, 1885

 

Shot in a Drunken Row.

 

WASHINGTON, Sept. 6.—At Rock Point, or Lancaster’s Landing, 75 miles below this city, Bryant, alias “Red Hot,” a fisherman, was shot and killed in a drunken quarrel with Charles Hugitt, a bartender. The body of the murdered man lies in an out-house on the premises where he met his death and the murderer dispenses liquor as usual, and will probably not be arrested, though rows more or less serious are of frequent occurrence at that place. No legal authority has ever been exercised.

 

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A Terrific Fight With Knives

Posted by – November 17, 2013

Steele Scrapbook – October 12, 1885

 

 

A Terrific Fight With Knives

 

LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Oct. 12.—Particulars of a horrible duel with knives in Clark County have just been received here. It appears that Charles Wright and Jasper Owens, two young men, got into a quarrel while at work in a cotton field. Each drew a knife, and, advancing towards each other, a terrific fight commenced. Both were cut severely. The fight terminated in Wright plunging his knife to the hilt in the side of his antagonist. He fell on the ground mortally wounded. Wright gave himself up claiming that he acted in self-defense. He is highly connected.

 

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A Night Watchman Murdered

Posted by – November 17, 2013

January 31, 1892

 

A NIGHT WATCHMAN MURDERED.

SAVANNAH, Ga., Jan. 31.—M. E. Lowe, watchman at the Commercial Guano Company’s factory, was murdered late last night by unknown parties. He was riddled with buckshot. Four negroes have been arrested on suspicion.

 

From the collection of The Comtesse DeSpair
The 1892 Morbid Scrapbook

Murder At A Theatre

Posted by – November 17, 2013

Steele Scrapbook – September 14, 1885

 

Murder At A Theatre.

NEW YORK, Sept. 14.—While a throng of people were hurrying into the Fifth Avenue Theatre this evening they were offered librettos of the opera Mikado by two young men, James Ryan, aged 19, and James R. Rover, aged 16. A dispute arose between the youths as to who had the best right to sell librettos in front of the theatre. They came to blows and Rover drew a knife and stabbed Ryan so near the heart that he will undoubtedly die. Rover was locked up.

 

Deviously Plundered From Alf