Saturday, December 28, 2013

On This Date in Minnesota History: December 28

December 28, 1901 - Bernard Schickling, 22 years of age, was arrested by Detective Rowlin near the Ducas street police station about 7 p.m. this evening for attempting to pass a $1 note which had been raised to $10. When searched at the central police station the police found one more raised bill on his person. He will be turned over to the federal authorities.

Schickling has been boarding at 27 Thompson Avenue for the past two months, and has been in St. Paul for about a year. About 7 p.m. this evening he went into the confectionery store on South Robert Street near Isabel Street. He bought a few small articles and handed Mrs. Spencer the raised bill. She saw that it was counterfeit and notified the police. Detective Rowlin was sent after Schickling, but upon seeing the detective he ran and gave his pursuer a short chase before he was captured. During his flight he dropped a false mustache, which he was wearing to disguise himself.

The St. Paul Globe
; “Tried To Pass Bad Bill, It Had Been Clumsily Raised From One to Ten Dollars.”; Dec. 29, 1901; p. 3.

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