Saturday, July 15, 2017

On This Date in Minnesota History: July 15

July 15, 1911 – Burglars visited the St. Louis Hotel and Saloon of Johnson Bros., in Buhl, Minn., early this morning. They took not only the cash register valued at $250 from the saloon, but walked off with the $225 in cash left in the money receptacle. There do not appear to be any clues.

The men who turned the trick are believed to have left town as some strangers were seen driving rapidly from the village about 2:30 a.m., and belief is they made their escape before the burglary was discovered. They are supposed to have gained entrance to the place between 1 and 2 a.m., finding ingress easy because the proprietors claim the help failed to properly lock up the saloon part of the establishment of the hotel from where the register and money were taken.

Telephone messages have been sent to other range towns and to Duluth warning the police to be on the lookout for the burglaries or anyone trying to dispose of a cash register.

The Duluth Herald; “Register and Cash Stolen. Buhl Burglars Get $250 Money Holder and $225 in Cash. St. Louis Hotel Saloon Burglarized During Early Hours of Friday.”; July 15, 1911; p. 10.


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