Minnesota Tales

The St. Paul Globe, March 13, 1899, p. 1


Held Up by Two Highwaymen and Seriously Injured.

BRAINERD, Minn., March 12. - (Special.) -At 1:30 o'clock this morning A. Olsen, a merchant tailor of this city, was knocked down and robbed while on his way home by two men, who knocked him senseless by striking him several times on the head and face with a billy made of shot. They took his watch and then were frightened away, as they did not get considerable money Mr. Olsen had.

Mr. Olsen's injuries are very severe, but he will probably recover. He regained his senses sufficiently in a few minutes to make his way home and the police were notified.

Two young men about town, Jacob Sylvester and Al Phiber, were arrested a short time afterwards for the hold-up and are now in jail. They were seen coming from the direction of the assault, and Sylvester's clothes were covered with blood.

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