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Bersvin 0. Roan Spends
Night of Abject Misery
At County Jail.
SLEPT LITTLE AND LABORED
UNDER INTENSE STRAIN.
Autopsy Over Remains of OleBak
ken This Morning Develops
Cause of Death.
There have been many pitiful
scenes at the Beltrami county
jail, but one of the most pathetic
that has ever developed is the
abject grief of Bersvin O. Roan,
the Buzzle town homesteader
and the father of eleven children,
who must answer to the law for
the death of Ole Bakken at the
home of Iver Iverson, nine miles
north of Solway, last Sunday
Roan's sorrow at the awful
deed is profound. During all of
last night he was restless and
slept but little. Much of the
time he wept bitterly. When
brought to this city yesterday he
had not fully recovered from the
effects of the debauch which
caused him to take the life of his
friend and neighbor in a moment
of frenzied madness. He was
like a man dazed by some awful
blow and not until he began to
regain his mental faculties in
their normal clearness and real
ized the grim surroundings at
the county jail and what they
meant to him did he fully realize
the import of it all. He refused
food and walked incessantly in
his cell. This morning his face
presented a haggard and dis
tressing appearance and the
traces of the agony that he had
endured during the night would
touch a heart of stone with pity.
He talks but little. He is unable
to speak English and when some
friends visited him at the jail this
morning he entreated them
piteously to tell him that it was
not true and to tell him of his
wife and family.
Coroner Henderson Went to
Solway yesterday afternoon and
returned to Bemidji last night
with the body of Bakken. An
inquest was not deemed neces
sary, but an autopsy was con
ducted this morning. Three
knife wounds were found on the
body. The fatal wound was a
cut in the right groin, which sev
ered the femoral artery and re
sulted in Bakken's bleeding to
death. There is also a cut on
one shoulder and on the left
thigh, but neither was suffi
ciently deep to cause death.
Roan's wife, who became in
sane yesterday when she learned
of the awful tragedy in which
her husband was implicated, is
resting much easier this morn
ing. Kind friends have put the
best possible aspect on the affair
for her with the result that she
appears to be soothed. The-grief
of Bakken's wife and children is
also pathetic. The family is left
in very modest circumstances.
:_Bakken's remains were taken
back to his home this afternoon
and wiU be interred on his home
stead. The funeral services will
be conducted, tomorrow.
Roan will be arraigned at 2:.'in
Saturday afternoon to plead to
manslaughter in the first degree.
He will be bound over to the
M. E. CARSON, Manager.
SPECIAL FOR SATURDAY:
Fancy Crawford Peaches. *A'
_Faricy Lemon Cling Peaclies.
Fancy Peeled Apricots, 9K''
Regular price 30c
Fancy Pearsr 'J'V
Regular price 30c
Fancy Egg Plums. *A
per can m*J
Regular price 25c rJ^
per can &O
Regular price 30c
Fancy Canned Sweet Potatoes, \r-c
Fancj* Canned Apples, nKO one
per gallon can "OU
Fancy Home Cured Hams. izr
per lb :......10
Fancy Ilome Cured Shoulder, %t\c
per lb I
Fancy 3K Herring,
Handled Hook Applied To
Talent on Local Base
NEW DEAL PROMISES BETTER
BALL ALL AROUND.
Subscription of $300 Necessary
to Support Team Accorded
Manager Kayne, the magnate
of the local baseball team who
has had sore eyes since the latest
exhibitions on the home grounds
has been very busy with the pen
and ink for the past two days
and as a result a new line-up is
announced for the home team.
Mr. Kayne believes that the city
will support a winning team and
with this end in view has signed
a number of new men.
The following is the permanent
line-up of the home team: Witt
and Emerson, picthers. Roy,
catcher, Hinds, first base Bray
ton, second base Bongo, third
base, Carl, shortstop McCainus,
center field Finn, left field:
Smith, right field Hazen and
Emerson, Bongo and Carl are
from the fast Plandrean -(S. D.)
team and are of renowned ability
and were much sought by other
amateur teams, but Manager
Kayne got in on the ground floor
and secured the men. Emerson
is a south paw twirler of no mean
ability and is.expected to greatly
help out in the box- Hinds, it
will be remembered, was in the
game during the early part of
the season but suffered a sprained
ankle in an exhibition on the
local diamond and was compelled
to return to his home at St. Paul,
where he has latelv covered the
initial sack for several of the
Saintly city's fastest team His
batting and all around playing
was a revelation to Bemidjites
and his return to team will be
welcomed by local fandom.
Ex-First Baseman Beutliien
has been farmed to a team of
lower classification and will not
appear on the local team again
this season. Smith, who will
cover right field, comes from
Tomah, Wis., and his ability to
cover the ground is unquestioned
as he is fast on his feet and there
with the "willow." In Finn,
.McCainus and Smith Bemidji
will have a trio of outfielders hard
to beat when it comes to all
around playing ability. The in
field is equally as strong, and
with its^ble pitching corps if
certanlv looks "good."
On Sunday the "Big Duluths"
are billed for a game on the local
diamond. This aggregation of
ball tossers is considered fast
and will undoubtly make the
locals hustle to win, but with the
new players on the team they
will be capable of putting up a
good, clear article of ball. Witt
will probably occupy the box
against the Zenith City team.
On July Fourth the team goes
to Class Lake to play the Grand
Rapids bunch for a pursp of $75.
Grand Rapids will undoubtly be
strengthened for the occasion
and the game will be for "blood"
as well as money, and being on
neutral grounds a good game
may be looked for,
Smith will be the only absentee
from either of the above games,
as he will not arriye here until
This morning a meeting of
business men who were inter
ested in having a team was held
and it was agreed that a good
:am could be supported for the
season if about $300 can be
raised. The business men will
be asked to subscribe this
amount and the list has been
giyjm.a good start alr^dy^3y.[.
Brooks will be treasurer of the
rI '.lK'ss IK'S? nit !t*r ft :M'K!K
I I a
M. J. MOJvSEi Proprietor.
Beginning June 6,
We will give instructions in
all common school brandies
from 2d grade up during the
summer months for 5 0 cents
Conway's Commercial College,
Box 744, IOH Sixth Street, between
Bemidji and Beltrami Avenues.
Red Take Railroad Sold Un
der the Hammer at Court
House This Morning.
ONLY THREE BIDS SUBMITTED
Bought by Minneapolis, Red Lake
& Manitoba R. R. Co.
There were less than half a
dozen people all told present at
the front door of the court house
this morning when Deputy
Sheriff John Bailey cried the
sheriff's sale of the property of
the Red Lake Transportation Co.,
including the Red Lake railroad,
and but three bids were sub
mitted. The property was sold
to the Minneapolis, Red Lake .&
Manitoba Ry. Co. for $_4^,00) the
third bid submitted and the
There were only two bidders
for the property. YV. A. Gould,
for the Crookston Lumber Co.,
submitted the first bid of $10,000
immediately after Sheriff Bailey
had finished reading the sheriff's
notice of sale and stipulations.
A. Ueland, representing the
Minneapolis, Red Lake & Mani
toba Co., suggested that it was
but fair to the bidders that Mr.
Gould should state who he was
bidding for. Mr. Gould stated
that he was bidding in behalf of
the Crookston Lumber Co. "I
bid $2r,00 for the Minneapolis,
Red Lake & Manitoba Co.," said
Mr. Ueland. "I am all through,"
returned Mr. Gould. There was
a short silence and Sheriff Bailey
cried the once, twice and Mr.
Ueland raised the bid to $42,000
and the property: was declared
sold at that figure.
The purchasing company's bid
was made up for the most part of
the bondholders of the road Re
garding its future plans for the
property Mr. Ueland said he was
not privileged to say anything.
The ultimate plans are to develop
the road and extend it to the in
ternational boundary, according
to Mr. Ueland, but the time of
the extension is indefinite. The
extension of the line from White
fish to Tenstrike will be made as
soon as possible and probably
some time during the present
season although there is nothing
positive regarding this point yet.
The property will "continue
under the management of E.
Marson, who has been trustee
for the receivership, until the
close of the present season and
the sale will in no way effect the
plans of the company for the
present at least.
Board of Review.
Mayor Ludington, Recorder
Bailey and Assessor James
Cahill are in session at the
recorder's office today as a board
of review. The board held its
first meeting yesterday and will
continue in session tomorrow. A
number of protests against the
assessed valuations of the city
property were made and consid
ered and someadjustments made.
Taken all in all however, Asses
sor Cahill has made a very fair
assessment and there are very
few kicks being made to the
board. The various town boards
of review met yesterday and the
assessors from a number of the
nearby country towns are com
pleting their reports to the
county auditor today.
club. All money will be turned
oyer to him and he will handle all
the funds in disbursement. This
insures those contributing to the
support of the team a fair
deal. -Mr. Kayne will continue
as manager under the direction
oT the""Messrs. Brooks and "Bar
ker and the new arrangement
puts a better look on the local
base ball situation all around.
for A mat iters.
Hakkerup Studio i
Two Dixirs East of City Inutr Store
Supt. (Jreggand Corps of In
structors to Visit Bemidji
LARGE ATTENDANCE FROM THE
COUNTRY IS ANTICIPATED.
New Features Added to Institute
Work Make This Year's Insti
tutes Very Interesting.
Superintendent Gregg and his
corps of instructors will hold a
farmer's institute in Bemidji
next Saturday. There will be
morning and afternoon sessions
at the City hall and a large at
tendance of farmers from the
surrounding country is expected.
The institutes this year are es
pecially interesting. A number
of new and interesting features
have been added to the work and
wherever institutes have been
held in the state they have been
greeted with record-breaking in
terest and attendance. The in
stitute that comes to Bemidji
will adapt its work and instruc
tion to the local conditions that
will be most interesting to the
farmers of this section. The var
ious expert authorities with the
institute corps will tell of the
possibilities of the soil in this
vicinity. The dairying industry
will receive especial attention
and the growing of grasses and
grains will be taken up in a very
Every merchant in the city
should make it a point to toll his
farmer customers of the insti
tute and help to get out as large
an attendance as possible and
everything that Bemidji people
can do to make it a success that
will gratifyittg to State Superin
tendent L-rregsr will be done. The
institute work is something in
which every farmer should be in
terested and a visit to the meet
ing Saturday will be amply re
paid for the time spent.
T. J. Miller & Co. have a line
of second hand goods for sale
either by piece or will sell out
the entire business,
Men's Pure Worsted Suits, single
and double breasted. Amaz
ing values at T*^
One-half dozen beautiful
Cut (ilass Tumblers with
each purchase of $5.00 or
Sennit. Canton and Manila Straws, in even shape, for
Fibre Pailama Shapes live different styles, at
..A LUCKY CHANCE..
For Ladies who can wear Suits of the following sizes:
A $18.00 Suit, in sizes 32-36 for $10.00
A $25.00 Suit, in sizes 34-36 for $12.50
These materials are blue, brown and black
cheviot, fancy mixtures and manish suitings,
smartly trimmed in combination silk and fancy
braids. The numbers are limited so come early
for the best choice. It is rarely you are offered
such a gr^at opportunity.
Silk Shirt Waists enjoy great popularity. We are show-
ing them in blue, brown, tan, black Taffeta $2.50 up.
Never before has such wonderful value-giving
been attempted in the city. Every Garment
worth more than twice the value.
The Bazaar Store.
The City Dads.
The city council had a regular
meeting last night. The water
question was the chief topic of
the meeting and the proposed
additions to the water supply will
be made at once. The matter of
purchasing the mains was dele
gated to the water committeev
the Messrs. Bow-ser-amfGraham
That have snap and individuality and
pleasing character. If you are going
to buy a new Suit, by all means buy a
Stein-Bloch Smart Suit. Equal to the
highest class custom tailors' styles.
In serges, thibets, homespuns heather-
born and silk mixtures at choice for
Great Stock of
Choicest of Styles.
Soulh American Panamas, Split
Braids, Sennit Braids, Mackinaw
Rough Braids and Java Braids.
Finest Hand Made Suits possible
to produce from highest known
quality of materials. J* A
$25, $22 and T^"
Men's Summer Hats.
and the work of improving the
plant and making the necessary
changes is to be gone ahead with
at once. A number of bills were
allowed. The bill for publishing
the city charter which was re
jected by the council some time
ago was not taken up and its
status so far as its being allowed