Saturday, January 28, 2017

On This date in Minnesota History: January 29

January 29, 1908 – E. G.  Anderson, alderman and prominent citizen of Aberdeen, S. D., was arrested in Minneapolis this evening, charged with being a receiver of stolen goods.

Anderson is charged by the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul Railroad Company of purchasing coal that was stolen by employees of the road.

Early last week a switchman, who has sold coal to Anderson, was arrested and released on $500 bail. Then a telegram was sent to Superintendent of Police F. T. Corriston of Minneapolis, asking that he arrest Anderson at a hotel.

While admitting that he purchased the coal from the switchman, Anderson states that he did not stop to think where it came from, and he is confident he will be able to set himself right after he reaches home.

Duluth Evening Herald; “Aberdeen Alderman. Charged With Being the Receiver of Stolen Coal. South Dakota Man is Arrested in Minneapolis.”; Jan. 31, 1908; p. 1.


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