Apr 24, 2012

'Charley James, who in his idle hours holy rolls ...'






















"Charley James Has Hard Luck"
News item from The St. Joseph Observer, Saturday, June 10, 1922:

"Charley James, who in his idle hours holy rolls at the Pentecostal Mission on South Eighth street, was fined and paid $25 in police court Tuesday for discharging a revolver ln the city limits. He denied that he was attempting to kill Charles Pittem, with whom he was having a heated argument when James' revolver exploded. As soon as James had paid his fine he was at once re-arrested and turned over to the state officers on a charge of asssult with intent to kill. Charley denied that he had been boozing."