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In Years Past

February 11, 2013
The Post-Journal

In 1913, the office of the Johnson Ice & Coal Company on West Eighth Street, near the boatlanding in Jamestown, was burglarized some time during the night and the safe blown open. The yeggmen did a clean job and were evidently professionals. They got away with the valuables in the safe, bills, silver, stamps, etc., amounting to something over $400. Nothing else in the office was disturbed. The deed was discovered by Superintendent Cederquist when he opened the offices in the morning. The safe door hung ajar and a pile of old horse blankets in the middle of the floor, together with an unpleasant odor, told the story.



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