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FEAR FOU PLAY
Strange Disappearance of Woods
man Named Whalen Still
Despite the most careful
search by the entire police force
there is still no clue to the pres
ent whereabouts of the woods
man named Whalen, who left a
team of horses atBagtey's livery
stable the first of last week and
has not since been seen. YYhalen
was intoxicated when last seen
in this city and may have taken
the train to some of the neighbor
ing towns to continue his spree.
He had a large sum of money,
his earnings in the woods, on his
person, and he may have met
with foul play. He was but little
known in Bemidji and this fact
makes the task of the police de
partment in locating him partic
Mother Seeks Her Daughter.
The police department has re
ceived a letter romalady at Louis
ville, Kentucky, asking for in
formation concerning her daugh
ter, Anna Jones, who was last
heard from Bemidji and whose
address was box 527. The
mother states that she is in desti
tute circumstances and needs
her daughter's aid. She has
been unable to hear from her for
six months and is greatly wor
ried. The police have been un
able to locate Miss Jones.
Smoked for the Herald.
A timber cruiser lit a pipe for
the benefit of the Duluth Herald
yesterday and a column story
tells how the Bemidji band plans
to attend the exposition at St.
Louis. The trip is to be made
by boat from this city and the
band is to take Qhief Bemidji
with it to exhibit along the route
and pick up the necessary change
to defray the expense of the
trip. Bemidji has no band at
the present time, and all this wtll
be news in this city.
First Glass Restaurant.
John Armstrong, of Blackduck
and A. E. Underwood, of Solway,
yesterday rented the' French
building on Beltrami avenue and
will open ut a first class restaur
ant in a few days. Both gentle
men are well known in Bemidji.
M. E. CARSON, Manager
at the Princess
...Tomorrow and Saturday...
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Formal Opening of Public Library
Drew Out a Good Crowd De
spite the Weather.
Despite the blinding snow
storm prevalent last evening
there was a good attendance at
the formal opening of the public
library held at the court house
last night under the auspices of
the Ladies' Library Association
and the meeting and reception at
the library rooms which followed
was a thoroughly enthusiastic
and enjoyable event.
Mrs. McCuaig, vice president
of the association introduced
Miss Clara Baldwin, of the state
library commission to the meet
fug in the court room and Miss
Baldwin responded with a very
interesting address on public li
braries and their objects and
results. She complimented the
ladies very highly for their com
mendable interest in the matter
and her address was very well
Judge Stanton of Cass Lake,
E. E. McDonald, H. G. Hays and
"Rev. Broomfield responded to re
quests for remarks and made
timely talks on the library.
The reception at the library
rooms followed. Light refresh
ments were served, the books
and the home of the library were
The library will be open tomor
row afternoon from 2 until 0
o'clock for the first time and
books may be obtained upon pre
sentation of the properly en
Taught the Traveling Nan.
A traveling man who has a well
developed propensity for flirting
was treated to a surprise at the
Great Northern depot last night
and no doubt this pastime will not
be aspopular with him in future.
In one of the waiting rooms sat a
young lady apparently traveling
alone. The knight of the grip
favored her with a few of his
choicest smirks and the lady was
visibly embarrassed but he con
tinued his attentions until a stal
wart young man in a mackraaw
turned him around with a start
ling suddenness and informed
him that the lady was his sister
and that there was only two
things he could do to keep from
getting as good a licking as had
ever been handed out in the
north country and one was to
apologize to the lady and the
other to"beat the stalwart woods
man to the game. The traveling
man apologized and the veriest
Miss Prim could not have been
visibly more embarrassed than
he was, when at the conclusion
of the ordeal he picked up his
grips and stalked out into the
Warrant for Perrault.
Mrs. Nellie Stahnke, of Parley
today swore out a warrant for
the arrest of M. Perrault, on a
charge of house breaking and
disorderly conduct. Pen*ault's
wife was stopping at the Stahnke
house when he is said %o have
broken into it to get her out. He
will have a hearing in this city
tomorrow afternoon. Mrs. Per
rault is quite ill as the result of
Wednesday night's affair and as
soon as she is able will swear out
a warrant for the arrest of her
husband on a charge of assault.
Erick M. Oland was yesterday
appointed administrator of the
estate of Peter W. Weilander,
who was shot at Battle town last
week. Oland is a cousin of Weil
ander's. The estate consists of
town lots at the village of Klli
her, about fl50 in cash and prop-
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F. J. Artz Held to Grand Jury For
Murder of Peter Weilander,
F. J. Artz, the Battle home
steader, accused ol the murder
of Peter Weilander was bound
over to the grand jury of the
September term of court by
udge Reynolds yesterday after
At the conclusion of the state's
evidence Attorney Henry Punk
ley who represented Artz made
a stronge plea'for his release but
the court held the evidence suf
tioeint to warrant his being bound
over and he was remanded to the
county jail. vf
Artz had expected to be re
leased but expressed no disap
pointment at the out come. Ho
is confident of his ultmite acquit
tal and says that when his case
comes up for trail next Septem
ber he will be discharged.
Attorney Punkley said he did
expect his client's release at the
preliminary examinination. He
says he has a strong case and
that the trial will establish con
clusively that Weilander and his
friends had attempted to intimi
date Artz into giving up poses
siou of his homestead and that
the shooting was done in self de
The state also claims a stronger
case than was developed at the
preliminary examination yester
FUN WITH DUMM
Practical Joker at Kelliher Does
a Bogus Dead Nan Stunt
A practical joker at Kelliher
had a surfeit of delight with a
bogus dead man last Tuesday
night and took in practically the
entire town. A dummy was fixed
up and laid across the railroad
track and the incoming train
backed over it. The engineer
was startled picked up the
mangled mass and it was taken
to the depot. Later the hoax
was discovered and the engineer
was not pleased to say the least.
By this time a crowd had gather
ed and the corpse was picked
up and solemly carried into a
saloon, covered with a blanket.
A hush fell over the crowd and
at the proper time the proprietor
was made to set up the drinks.
This was worked on almost every
place in town, but the real sensa
tion came when the remains were
taken to Peter Ducett's place and
leaned against the back door.
Mrs. Ducett was badly fright
ened and called to her husband
who came down and took five
shots at the lifeless intruder.
Later he was so deeply chagrined
that he cremated the corpse. It
was a big night at Kelliher and
everybody who didn't ha?ve any
thing else to do was in with the
Claim Owner On the South Cor
morant River Gets a Bunch
Blackduck Times: Oliver
Rustad, who lives on his claim on
the South Cormorant river north
of here, Friday last had an ex
perience he did not bargain for.
He was out hunting rabbits
about fifteen rods from his house
when he came to the roots of a
large spruce tree that had blown
over, and sticking out of the cav
ity the head of a hig_b^ar4_^hjch
earnest him with-her-moutrropenr
He only had a 12 gauge shot gun
with No. 5 shot, but he blazed
away, taking her in the forehead
killing her at the first shot. In the
den there were two two-year-old
cubs and one one-year-old cub,
which he had drove out in order
to kill the old one. The skin of
the mother bear measured over
six feet long. A Whole Family.
Rev. L. A. Dunlop, oi Mount V"er'
nan, Mo., says: "My children were
afllicted with a coujjh resulting from
measles, my wife with a cough that
had prevented her sleeping more or
less for five years, and your White
Wine of Tar Syrup has cured them
Register Jones of Cass Lake
Land Office to Quit
Washington, April 14.It was
learned Monday at the general
land office that while no charges
had been preferred against J. P.
Jones, register of the Cass Lake
land office, it was only a matter
of a short time before he was to
relinquish his office.
Mr. Jones is now on sick leave,
recently granted him by the land
Representative Buckman has
selected a successor to Mr. Jones
who will be appointed immediatly
upon the latter's retirement.
Fortune Awaits Him.
Chief of Police Bailey has re
ceived a letter from Mrs. Louise
Schroeder, of Des Moines, Iowa,
asking for information concern
ing her brother, Fred Wheeler,
who was last heard from in Be
midji several months ago. By
the death of a relative Wheeler is
the heir to a large sum of money.
He has been working in the
woods near Bemidji, but has not
yet been located. To Move Logs.
The M. & I. are preparing to
construct a spur to the lake at
Northome and a car dynamite
and other material to begin the
work of building has arrived. The
contract has been awarded to J.
H. McCarty and the work will be
commenced soon. The spur will
be built down to the lake and a
hoist put in so that the logs now
in the lake ca"n be moved. Two
seasons cuts have been landed in
the lake, by Backus & Brooks.
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