Tuesday, August 29, 2017

On This Date in Minnesota History: August 29

August 29, 1904 – The Sunshine Society reported today that two women who had collected several hundred dollars in the name of the society had disappeared with the money.

“Two women have been soliciting funds in the name of the Minneapolis Sunshine Society for an excursion which was to have taken place on the steamer Saturn this morning. The officers of the society authorized these parties to sell tickets only, and not to solicit funds

“One of the women reported yesterday that she had in her possession $400 in checks and a large amount is believed to have been collected by the other. They collected funds also for the outing fund of the society.

“The officers of the society are anxious that all who have contributed to or bought tickets from these parties report to the president. Mrs. Theodore Haines, 64 Loan & Trust Building.”

The Minneapolis Journal; “Disappear With Society’s Funds. Two Women Said to Have Failed to Account for Collections.”; Aug. 29, 1904; p. 6.

The St. Paul Globe; Jan. 29, 1905; p. 17.


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