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Scrap of Evidence Found
In Cabin of Fournier
May Be Valuable.
PIECE OF LACE FROM WOMAN' S
Supposition That Aagot Dahl is
Held Prisoner Again Holds
The latest evidence developed
in the search of Miss Aagot Dahl
7as found yesterday at the cabin
of Paul Fournier, who is now con
fined in the county jail on charge
of murder. It is in the shape of
a small piece of lace having evi
dently been worn by a woman,
and is taken as a further proof
that Fournier either is one of the
principals in the crime or knows
more than he wishes to divulge.
Fournier's shack is only a half
mile from that of Miss Dahl, and
it is thought that if the theory
that she has been carried away
and is being held a prisoner is
true it would be very likely that,
if Fournier had a hand in the
crime, she would be taken to his
cabin preparatory to transport
ing her to some secure place of
The scrap of lace found was
small and was evidently torn
from the garment upon which it
was worn. It is thought by some
that it might have been severed
from the girl's dress during a
struggle, but of course this is a
mere matter of conjecture. The
fact remains, however, that very
few women visited Fournier's
cabin, and for this reason it is
thought that the girl had been
forced there and in a struggle
for liberty tore the lace from her
This, with all other evidence
upon which Caldwell and Four
nier are being held, is circum
stantial, but it is regarded by the
authorities as very important.
Should Miss Dahl be found,
either dead or alive, her garments
will show whethor or not the lace
was torn from hei dress and if
this proves to be the case it may
be clearly seen that she had
visited the Fournier cabin pre
vious to her disappearance.
Opinion differs as to whether
she is dead or alive, but since
finding the lace it seems to favor
the theory that she is still alive
and is being held a captive. If
Fournier is guilty of murdering
the elder Dahl there is no doubt
that he knows the whereabouts
of the girl and it is set forth by
those who have the captivity idea
of the affair that Fournier would
not take Miss Dahl to his cabin
if he intended to murder her
No other developments have
occurred in the tragedy, although
parties are conducting a con
stant search and the county
authorities are doing all in then
Advertise in the Daily Pioneer.
M. E. CARSON, Manager.
Plums Pears Peaches
Fancy Duchess Cooking ApnVs
W he in doubt what to order
for the next meale, call
up PHONE 282.
Princess Grocery Co
Fruit Season Is On and Large
Number of People Go
to the Woods.
RASPBERRIES IN LARGE QUAN-
TITIES PICKED DAILY.
Blueberry Crop Light as Result
of Late Frosts and Little
Every day large numbers of
Bemidji people quit their homes
for a few hours and repair to the
woods near the city to pick ber
ries Large, ripe, luscious rasp
berries are brought in daily in
large quantities, and although
the blueberry crop is somewhat
lighter than last year, those who
make an eftort to secure them
usually secure enough to supply
their wants for preserving.
In every direction from Be
midji xaspberry patches are
plentiful and the effort of two or
three hours in picking the fruit
is usually sufficient to secure all
the way from six to ten quarts.
Many well-to do people of the city
pick their own berries for pre
serying, and parties of five to ten
leave the city every morning and
return in the evening with large
quantities of the fruit.
The favorite grounds for se
curing the berries seem to be in
the vicinity of Lake Plantagenet,
where a number of parties are
camped. The berries there seem
to be larger and of a finer variety
than in other sections.
Blueberries have been ripe for
some time but the crop is some
what lighter the present season
than last summer, due to the
heavy frosts early in the snmmer
and the lack of rains. They are
large and of a good quality, how
ever, and those who seek them
usually find enough to supply
their wants, and the Indians pick
largo quantities of them for the
Officers of Township of Port
Hope Accept Terms of
John Enright, the homesteader
who has had much trouble with
the officers of Port Hope town
ship over a road which was sur
veyed through his land, was in
the city today and said that the
trouble was almost settled. The
differences between Enright and
the board of supervisors arose
over an attempt on the part of
the board to put a road through
Mr. Enright's land, and he
claimed that it would shut him
off from water, as his land is
situated upon Lake Julia. The
board has promised to make
some changes in the course of
the road so as to allow Mr. En
right his water privileges and
the matter will no doubt be satis
YOUN BAB E i
AN WOMA N
To the Public:
The undersigned has
leased the store build
ing of E. J. Swedback
located in the Swed
back Block, Beltrami
Avenue, and will on or
abeut September I2th
open with an exclusive
line of Fine Shoes fresh
from Eastern factories.
Watch Our Ad.
E. S. STRAW,
Baby Dies in Arms of Mother
on Great Northern Pas
WOMA N TELLS PITIFUL TALE
Passengers Take Pity on Stricken
Woman and Take Up
A most pitiful tale of human
infidelity came to light on the
Great Northern Flyer as it rum
bled over the rails between St.
Paul and Wilmar one evening last
A pinched faced woman,
twenty years of age hugging to
her breast a fifteen-months old
infant, upon whose baby face the
shadow of death was slowly creep
ing, appealed to the passengers
Amidst the noise and roar of
travel a physician, who happened
aboard, labored with a volunteer
nurse to save the life of the child
but in yain. The babe was be
yond human help, and as sho
breathed her last a neglected and
ill treated mother unburdened
the sorrows of her soul to a sym
pathetic group of travelers.
She gave her name as Katie
Weir, the wife of John Weir, to
whom she was married in Butte,
Mont., five years ago. The
woman's story was pitiful in the
'Three'months ago," she said,
"John deserted me. I was alone
in the world, destitute, with my
baby to care for. I secured trans
portation from Butte to St. Cloud
Minn., and not knowing where
else to turn applied for home and
shelter of the family of my
adopted parents in St. Cloud.
They refused assistance and
would not permit rne to enter the
"Then, as a last resort, I took
my baby to St. Paul and put her
in an infant asylum until I could
find some way to care for it again.
I could not locate John, and made
up my mind that there was noth
ing left me but to take my baby
and go back to Montana and
search for him. Baby has been
sick for several weeks, and was
sick when I took the train for
Butte, and now, now, she is dead
dead, dead. I have no money, no
home, no husband, and nowhere
to bury baby."
Here the striken wife broke
down entirely, while the hearers,
moved to tears, hastily devised a
plan of assisting her. A man on
the tram suggested that a purse
be made up for the woman and
that she leave the train at Wilmar
with sufficient funds to bury the
child and provide tor her on the
balance of her journey.
The suggestion met with a
hearty response, the big hearted
conductor, with suspicious signs
of moisture in his eyes, starting
the contribution with a dollar,
followed by the colored porter
with a simihar sum. The hat
was passed from car to car by
willing volunteers, with the re
sult that a generous sum was
raised and presented to her.
A physician was telegraphed
for to meet the train at Wilmar.
Stopping at that point, a
solemn line of passengers es
corted her to the depot platform
the departed child carried ten
derly in the arms of a kind
hearted man, other passengers
supporting the mother.
The train was held three
minutes while the body was con
veyed to the waiting hack.
Then came the stentorian cry
of "all aboard," and passenger
"No. 3*' pulled out into the mists
of the dark prairie, leaving an
other of life's tragedies buried
in its wake.
BLAK E I N JAIL
Proprietor of Nymore Resort Con
fined on Charge of Assault
The authorities were sum
moned to Nymore last night by
Mrs. C. C. Blake, wife of the
Nymore resort keeper to arrest
her husband, C. C. Blake, who
she claimed had beaten her and
threatened her life with a revol
ver. Deputy John Bailey went
to the place and arrested Blake
and brought him to the city and
confined him in the county jail.
Blake had been in Bemidji during
the day and became intoxicated,
and when he arrived in Nymore
was in a bad frame of mind and
upon some slight provocation he
became angry and threatened
the life of his wife.
Mrs. Blake swore out a war
rant this morning charging her
husband with assault and battery
and he is held at the county jail
in default of bonds in the sum of
Meeting Held Last Alight at City
Hall Elects Permanent
A meeting was held last night
at the city hall for the purpose of
electing permanent officers for
the Bemidji Foot Ball association.
The meeting was very enthusias
tic and a large number of foot
ball cranks were present. The
following were elected as perma
nent officers of the organization:
ManagerJ. T, Tuomy.
Quite a number of men who
have played the game before were
present at the meeting and Mana
eer Tuomy is confiJent that Be
midji will have an excellent team.
It was decided at the meeting to
hold a dance on August 19 and
arrangements lor the same are
now in progress.
The startling announcement
that a preventive of suicide had
been discovered will interest
many. A run down system, or
despondency invariably precede
suicide and something has been
found that will prevent that ccndi
tion which makes suicide likely.
A the first thought of self des
struction take Electric Bitters.
It being a great tonic and nervine
will strengthen the nerves and
build up the system. It's also a
great Stomach, Liver and Kidney
regulator. Only 50c. Satisfaction
guaranteed by all druggists.
SA W SERPENT
Three Women Declare They Saw
Monster of Enormous Size
at Devils Lake.
Devils Lake, N. D., Aug. 9.
Campers on the Chautauqua
grounds were thrown into con
sternation by the appearance of
what is thought to be a sea ser
pent in Devils Lake.
Mrs. Edgar Larue, wife of a
prominent newspaper man Mrs.
C. F. Craig, wife of a banker of
Leeds, N. D., and Mrs. Carrie
Cleveland, wife of a prominent
business man of this city, were
strolling along the beach when
their attention was attracted by
a great disturbance in the lake
about a mile from the shore.
Securing opera glasses they be
held the head and body of an
enormous animal swimming to
ward the north shore, leaving a
trail of foam in its wake. Its
head was large and snake like,
and apparently of enormous
length, Its body appeared
thickly covered with large black
The Death Penalty.
A little thing sometimes re
sults in death. Thus a mere
scratch, insignificant cuts or
puny boils have paid the death
penalty. It is wise to have Buck
ien's Arnica Salve on earth and
will prevent fatality, when burns,
sores, ulcers anb piles threaten.
Only 25c, at all druggists.
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Int.ii,.. I Wedding Groups%]
I Lakeside Studio,
Hj on Lake Front.
3 M. J. MORSE, Proprietor.
Fair Association Met.
A meeting (if the Beltrami
County Pair Association was
held last night at the city hall.
Plans were discussed whereby
the association could pay off its
standing indebtedness and a com
mittee was appointed to ask the
city council lor a contribution.
The county has already offered
to contribute toward the venture
providing the city does some-
will not require aaiy talking,
The old shelving has got to come
down to make room for the new
The accumalation of Dry Goods of the
summer must go to make room for our
Fall Stock, now on the road. Everything
will be on tables, marked in plain fig-
ures. Take it and go home rejoicing.
Tell your neighbors it's from
Beginning Monday, July
25, we will start classes
in the following branches:
Shorthand and Typewriting,
Commercial Law, Commer
cial Geography, Business
Houi s, 10 to 13 a 7 to')
Conway's Commercial College,
Box 744, 108 Sixth Street, between
Bemidji and Beltrami Avenues.
thing and a meeting of the coun
cil will be held tonight to dis, uss
the matter. It was not decided
at last night's meeting of the as
sociation whether a fair will be
held this fall 01 not.
Notice To Ladies.
I have the Viavi remedies for
sale, all ladies, interested call
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
afternoon, or drop a card and I
will call Mi s. T. HILL,
Beltrami Ave., north of 11th St.
Still continues-This week has
been a. banner weekGreater
values in every department.
.88 for $16 Suits, $15 Suits, $14 Suits, and $12 Suits $
Demonstrating Phenomenal Values!
En!ai* ng, Framing
Hakkerup Studio i
Two Doors East of City Drug Store
Over 200 Suits, single and
double breasted for men and
young men. Almost every
fashionable material of the
season practically unlimited
choice. Mere words have not
the power to convince yo\i of
this wonderful opportunity to
purchase standard, high-grade
hand-made Suits act less than
one-third of their actual value.