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NEW EVIDENCE BEING DE
VELOPED ALMOST DAILY.
TH E FIGH
County Authorities Almost
CertainThat Fournier Had
Hand in Dahl Murder.
Button of Peculiar Make Has Been
Found Near Scene of
One of the latest developments
in the Dahl murder case which
may have a very important bear
ing in tne matter is the finding
on the brush heap under which
the body of Miss Dahl was con
cealed of a piece of shirt sleeve
and a button. The shirt from
which the piece of sleeve had
been torn was found Fournier's
cabin, as was also the trousers
on which the button had been
worn, and both the garments
haye been identified as belong
ing to Fournier.
The trousers are of a very
peculiar make, and the buttons
differ from the ordinary pants
buttons manufactured in this
country. They are of foreign
manufacture, and were worn by
a imigrant who settled in the
Quiring country. It is said that
Fournier either bought or bor
rowed the trousers from the
newcomer, and wore them at the
time Dahl and his daughter dis
appeared. These bits of evidence,
while they would not convict
Fournier of the crime, have a
very important connection with
the case, as it proves almost with
out a doubt that he either knows
or had a hand in the murder.
Jeffries-Munroe Go By Western
Union Bulletins Tonight At
Duncalf Turf Exchange.
J. P. Duncalf has made ar
rangements with the Western
Union for all the bulletins of the
big Jeffries-Monroe fight which
is scheduled to take place at San
Francisco this evening. The fight
will begin at eight o'clock and
bulletins will begin to come in
shortly after. Bulletins will be
read and posted at the Turf Ex
change and everyone who is in
terested in the fight will have a
splendid opportunity to get it all
just as it happens.
Give Them Warning.
County Sup't Dunwoody is
sending out notices to school offi
cers warning them against
strange agents canvassing for
school supplies, some of whom
are now operating throughout
the county. Beltrami county
has well known resident agents
who are reliable and only these
should be trusted. Mr. Dun
woody has endorsed no agents
except those who have personel
letters from him.
We have demonstrated
to the public that the
Sells the best and cheapest
Fruits for canning. Our sales
of last week have induced us to
duplicate our Fruit order. We
are not able to quote you prices
this early in the week, but they
will be as low as the present
Wednesday we will have
Rose Perie Grapes
Celery and Melons
Fancy Tomatoes by the bushel
M. E. CARSON, Mgr.
Attorneys For Chounard Ask
For Rehearing Before
JUDGE SP00NER HEARD AR-
GUMENTS LAST NIGHT.
If Motion Is Denied Stay of Exe
cution Will Be Asked From
A motion was presented to
Judge Spooner last night by
Bailey & McDonald, attorneys
tor Wm. Chounard, the con
demned murderer awaiting exe
cution in the Cass county jail,
asking that the court grant a
new trial. County Attorney
Daniel DeLury of Walker, repre
sented the state and the matter
was argued until 2 o'clock this
The grounds upon which the
motion was made has not been
given out, and will probably be
withheld until after the motion
has been acted upon by Judge
Spooner, who will render his de
cision in the matter this even
ing. The attorneys for Chou
nard are of the opinion that the
motion will be denied, but
state that should this occur they
will immediately present a mo
tion to the supreme court for a
stay of execution.
Thos. Young of Little Falls, a
cousin of the condemed man,
was present at the hearing of
the motion, and will remain
the city until the court's decision
has been rendered.
The news of a motion being
presented at this time will be re
ceived unexpectedly, as the at
torneys for Chounard have re
peatedly stated that no action
would be taken in the matter,
and that the execution would
take place on the day set. How
ever, it is thought that they have
secured some new evidence
which would tend to make the
sentence lighter for Chounard
should a new trial be granted.
Charges Against Benoit.
The Duluth News Tribune
gives the following particulars of
the charges against mail agent
Benoit, who has been running
on the Duluth Crookston run for
some time was arrested yester
day morning at the instance of
Postofhce Inspector Nathan
Node and arraigned before Com
missioner Pressnell. Captain
Pressnell fixed his bonds at $3,000
and in default of bail he will re
main in jail until the day of hear
The warrant under which
Benoit was taken into custody
charges that he opened a letter
mailed at Carlton on Aug. 23 ad
dressed to McKisson & Robbins,
New York city and removed
three SI bills and fifty cents in
Mr. Benoit is popular all along
the line and his friends in this
city hope that the charges
against him may be cleared
"phe New Shoe Store
New Water Station to Be
Put in Operation First
of Next Week.
SERVICE WILL BE MUCH BET
TER THAN HERETOFORE.
Cost of Running Station Will Be
Considerably Less Than Old
The new pumping station which
has been under construction by
Superintendent Pogue and his
force of employes is now com
plete and two of the six wells
have been dug. The pump will
be started Monday morning. The
pump house is built of artificial
stone, and presents a very neat
The water supply of the city
has been short for some time, but
after the first of the next week
enough water for the wants of
everyone will be furnished. The
water will be pumped directly
into the mains from the pumping
station instead of being forced
to a high tank as heretofore.
The pressure per square inch
will be increased about 700
pounds and will aid materially in
protecting property from fire.
Power will be furnished by the
Warfield Electric company for
$50 per month thus cutting the
expense of furnishing the water
supply of the city down over one
The two wells now completed
have been sunk bv water pres
sure and an invention by Mr.
Pogue which deserves comment.
It is a very simple affair but
through its use over eighty feet
has been made one day at an
expense of only $11.50. The low
est bid tor digging the wells was
a dollar per foot, and it will be
seen by this that Mr Pogue's
ingenuity saved the city on that
day alone $78 50.
The cost of the pump house
was 694 of the pump $570 .and
cost of digging the six wells will
be in the neighborhood of $250
Various other expenditures have
been made by the city council
for mains, fitting, etc which go
with the pump. Those will
bring the cost up to about $2000.
Steamboat Belonging to W. C.
Jones Has Been Lost Since
The "See Jones", a valuable
steamboat Df which W. C. Jones
is captain, is nowhere to be
found, and Mr. Jones thinks that
it has either been stolen or has
foundered in Lake Bemidji. The
last seen of the missing craft was
when it was riding at anchor a
short distance out from the Third
street dock last Sunday night,
and all search for the missing
Will be open for
P business in a few
days with a hew
clean stock of
late style Shoes
Watch This Space.
E. S. STRAW,
Private Conference of Nor
wegian Lutheran Church
in Bemidji Today.
DISCUSS MATTERS FOR BET
"TERMENT OF CHURCH.
Meeting Opened Last Night and
Will Continue Until To
A private conference of
preachers in the Norwegian
Lutheran church is being held in
Bemidji today and ten ministers
of the gospel are in attendance.
The meeting was opened last
night by a welcoming address by
Rev. Peterson of Bemidji. Mr.
Peterson's address was well re
ceived. Rev. Bondahl of Black
duck preached a sermon choos
ing for his subject "Christ, the
Only Means of Salvation." The
meeting then adjourned to today.
This morning the conference
reopened with speeches by sev
eral of the attending pastors on
different topics of interest to the
church. The subjects chosen
for debate related to the better
ment of the church in this section,
plans for ai ousinginterest among
the public and for pushing for
ward church work to new fields.
The meeting is not a regular
conference, but is held for the
sole purpose of exchanging views
regarding church work in gen
eral. The following are in at
tendance Rev. Dale, Mcintosh,
Nykreim, Devils Lake, N. D.,
Lunde, Maple Bay, Minn,
Radahl, Bagley, Minn., Isoloni,
Madagascar, Quammen, Minne
apolis, Jenson, Bemidji, Peter
son, Bemidji, Bondahl, Black
duck, and Strand, Ada
Minnapolis Physician Will
Build Summer Cottages At
Head of Lake Bemidji.
ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY
ACRES OF LAND PURCHASED.
Dr. R. R. Rome of Minneapolis
Will Send Consumptives
Dr. Rome, one of the
most celebrated physicians in the
Twin Cities, has purchased 120
acres of land at the north end of
Lake Bemidji and will build fif
teen or twenty cottages upon the
land, to be used for sanitarium
purposes in cases of consump
tion and lung trouble.
Northern Minnesota has long
been considered one of the most
favorable places in the United
States for the cure of the dreaded
disease, and Mr. Rome thinks
that he will profit by sending his
patients to Bemidji, where they
may inhale the atmosphere of
pine and balsam.
Mr. Rome has not decided
whether he will cjmraence the
erection of the cottages this fall,
as the season is already far ad
advanced, and little could done
before winter. It is certain,
however, that with the first thaw
in the spring construction upon
the cottages will be begun, at
once, and will be in use next
Fresh oysters the first of the
season at Peterson's.
HEAR SHOT S
Night Operator at Great Northern
Depot Has Suspicions Of
While strolling down the rail
road track west of the Gre^t
Northern depot Wednesday
night Martin Wright, night oper
ator, heard two pistol shots
the swamp and a cry for help
Wright was taking his usual
evening walk before going to
work at the depot when he heard
the first shot. A cry of "help"
followed this and another shot.
Then everything was silent He
went to the depot and notified
the police, who searched over all
the ground in the neighberhood
of where he had heard the shots,
but no indications of foul play
boat has been of no avail. It is
probable that the anchor rope
has worn off and it drifted out to
sta and sunk in deep water. %fLti
& Lakeside Studio, &
on Lake Front.
M. J. MORSE, Proprietor.
Several Courses ot Study.
Numerous Electives. Best of in
struction sin Music and Elocution,
Free scholarship, for one year for
first honor graduates of high
schools Expense very low.
Opens September 14 Catalogues
sent free on application. Maca
lester College, St. Paul, Minn.
&A our store.
We are going to demonstrate to our customers and friends the merits of our World's Faia-
ous "CANADIAN CLUB" MAPLE SYRUP, which we will serve all day with hot
biscuits and coffee, and we extend an invitation to all to come and sample this
dainty repast, and at the same time be shown through
OUR. MAMMOTH DEPARTMENT STORE.
It will do you good to look over our new stock of
Fancy Dress Fabrics," STiSZ!^ Chiffon, Broadcloth, Rox-
anne, Jocauard, Boucle Suitings and Fancy Cicillians.
Th Bazaar Department Store.
Beginning Monday, Sept
5, we will start classes
in the following branches:
Shorthand and Typewriting,
Commercial Law, Commercial
Geography, Business Arithme
tic, Spelling Lumber Books.
Hours, 10 to 12 a 7 to 0 ra
Conway's Commercial College,
Box 744, 108 Sixth Street, between
Bemidji and Beltrami Avenues.
War Is On.
The common council at Brain
erd has refused to allow the vol
unteer firemen of that city to or
gamze a relief association and
the firemen in turn announce
that they resign in a body leav
mg the city without fire protec
tion. Today is the day set for
the disbanding of the companies.
The common council is preparing
to organize a new fire and hose
have seven more days to take advantage of our
which Profits are divorced from Prices,
a.nd Bargains hold the Fort!
Do yourself and us the justice to bear
in mind the important fact that this
Merchandise represents the best pro-
gressive methods could provide for you
at the original prices, and then you
will clearly comprehend the magni
tude of the bargains open to you at
the cut prices quoted
$16, $15, $14, $12 Menfs
choice of them all for
The most artistic creations of the country's fore-
most manufacturers, in every style of Suit approved
by the most fashionable dressers/ v 1
Vr ce- Reasonable.
Ei. laI 4mg Framing
Two Doors East of City Drug Store
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