St. Louis (Mo.) July 5.
Murder and Robbery.
On Friday morning last, the body of a German by
the name of Philip Harman, was discovered in a well in the South Ward of
the city into which it had been thrown by another German named Jerues(sp?)
Hubbard, after his life had been taken away by poison. A large stone was
fastened to the neck to sink the body beneath the water. From the
testimony upon the inquest, and before the magistrates, it appears that
Harman had in his possession about eighteen hundred dollars in money,
which he intended to employ in the purchase of lands. Hubbard was his
companion and room-mate and deliberately planned the murder. Some days
previous he procured Prosic Acid, which, on this night, he contrived to
administer to the deceased, and then dragged his body to the well and
threw it in. He immediately took possession of the sum of money named, and
of the clothes, watch, and several rings upon the fingers of the deceased,
and early of the morning, removed his effects to another quarter of the
city. Suspicion was thus directed towards him as the murderer: search was
made, and he was apprehended in the course of the day. Nearly the whole
amount of the money was found upon him, as well as the remainder of the
property. After an examination before magistrates, Hubbard was committed
to jail, to take his trial at the next term of the court. Both the
The Lycoming Gazette (Williamsport, Pennsylvania),
July 24 1833 submitted by: Nancy Piper
Joseph Littler and
In a fight on Olive street, St. Louis, before
daylight, Joseph Littler, proprietor of the Bachelor hotel on Olive
street, was shot and instantly killed and Policeman Edward Mackele was
shot and seriously wounded.
[February 11, 1904 The Idanha Chieftain,
Soda Springs Idaho - Contributed by: Shauna - 2008
Mrs. Alice Princle, aged twenty-two, was shot and
instantly killed by her husband while she was walking along a street in
St. Louis in company with two young ladies. Her husband drank and
she had left him. The murderer escaped.
Source: New Ulm Review,
Oct. 26, 1892, page 6, New Ulm, MN., contributed by Robin
St. Louis - Aug. 7th
Smith the murderer of Gladson was taken from Maysville to Gallaton, MO.,
yesterday and hanged.
[Dailey Review, Decatur, IL Sunday Aug. 8th,
1886 pg. 1. candi-2007]
St. Louis, September 3 - The Republic's Poplar Bluff, Missouri,
An altercation yesterday between Mr. Albright, proprietor
of the Clifford House and Thomas Smith, a Negro, ended in Smith throwing a
rock at Albright and his skull was fractured. This morning Smith's body
was found hanging to the bridge across Black River, riddled with
After the trouble of yesterday, Smith was arrested and placed
in jail. At half after 1 o'clock this morning a masked mob broke down the
outer door of the jail, battered the steel door to the prisoners cage in,
and in spite of the man's pleas for mercy, took him across the river and
The coroner's jury returned a verdict that the deceased
came to his death by strangulation at the hand of unknown parties.
Albright's condition is very critical, and he will probably die.
Picayune - September 4, 1890. Transcribed and contributed by: Frances