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That is What the Frohn
"Protest" is Says
L. T. Bjella.
BACKS IT UP WITH A N OFFER
Citizens of Frohn Tell How the
Signatures to the Protest
Bemidji, Minn., Sept. 15, '0-1.
JO HN WILMANN, ESQ.,
I will pay you the sum of live
hundred dollars if you can prove
that the protest from the town of
Frohn, published in the Bemidji
Sentinel, without signatures, is
not partly a forgery and a fraud.
L. T. BJELLA,
Town of Frohn.
Bemidji, Minn., Sept. 15, '04.
To the Public:
The protest from town of rohn
a fake! As legal voters from the town
of Frohn we believe it is our duty
to let the people of Beltrami
county know the truth in regard
to the protest from said town. In
the first place John Wilmann and
O. M. Skinvik were taking a
a drive through our town with
that protest and begged the vot
ers to sign the protest and some
of them signed just to get rid of
them and we know of one person
who said, "I signed but I will
never vote for Wilmann." Sec
ond, they say the protest is
signed by twenty voters of our
town. That is not so. The pro
test is signed by 15 persons of the
town and one of them is not a
legal voter. The rest of the names
were signed by one person as it
is shown by the handwriting. We
took one of these men to the Sen
tinel office and asked him if he
had signed his name on the pro
test, and he said, "I don't know
anything about this and I never
authorized anybody to put my
name on that protest." Another
whose name was on the protest
told Mr. Wilmann, "I will never
sign that protesc." Still they
took his name. One of the per
sons whose name was on the pro
test was in North Dakota at the
time and is there yet.
All the votes he could scratch
up in- our town was 14 out of be
tween 40 and 50 votes and out of
these he will lose two or three.
We people in the town of Frohn
have nothing against D. L. Syl
vester. He has always treated
us fairly and is always accom
modating and you will alwaystind
him at his office and attending to
This statement is made of our
own free will without any solici
tation from anyone whateyer.
(August 24 the Pioneer pub
lished an interview7
with a gen
tleman from the town of Frohn
in which he said that the voters
of that town were practically un
animous for D. L. Sylvester for
M. E. CARSON, Mgr
Do you realize that our
stock of Canning Fruits
is the best in town, and
prices are rock bottom?
Peaches Pears Plums
Concord and Tokay Grapes
Watermelons and Cantaloupes
Tomatoes by the bushel
Finger Red Peppers
Welthee Apples Crabapples
Imported Swiss Cheese
Groceries the finest in the City
Princess Grocery Co
DID INDIAN S
Sensational Story Given Out
to Effect That Murder Was
Committed by Indians.
HAS BEEN OPERATING.
Indian Who Heard Brothers
Plotting Crime Says He Will
A theory which may have an
important bearing upon the fam
ous Dahl murder case has been
recently developed and those who
have been connected with the
case give the story credence and
think that it may lead to
finding the-real perpetrators of
the crime, and that Fournier will
The facts, according to the
story given out by them, .are to
the effect that no white man com
mitted the crime of murdering
N. O. Dahl and daughter, Aagot,
but that the deed was perpetrated
by Indians. This, perhaps, is a
very sensational and improbable
theory to those who have not
followed the developments in the
case closely, but the story is
supported by a statement re
cently made by an Indian to the
effect that he heard his fellows
braves discussing the killing of
the pair before the deed was
committed and that he would
give the whole story.
The Indian says that during
the winter a number of his broth
ers were employed at the mouth
of the Cormant river cutting
cord wood, among them being
some of the very worst of the
tribe, and that he heard them ar
ranging the details. According
to his story they had heard that
Mr. Dahl had a large sum of
money hid in his cabin, and the
plan was to kill the old man and
his daughter and make way with
Immediately after the killing,
it is claimed, the Indians who
had been employed in the cord
wood business left the vicinity of
Quiring and went to Thief River
Palls, where a part of the money
was spent, and where they re
mained for two day before going
to the reservation.
It is said that the Indians who
it is claimed had a hand in the
murder are the same that made
way with George Wetsel, the
game warden who was killed in
1898, and that they are a
regularly organized band who
have spent the best part of their
lifetime In committing robberies
and other crimes.
The new theory, if proven true,
will put a very different light up
on the mystery and providing
the Indian makes good his word
will exonerate Fournier from
ever having a hand or knowing
anything about the crime How
ever it is claimed by the authori
ties that they have secured
enough evidence against Pour
nier to hold him for trial at the
coming term of court.
A Boy's Wild Ride For Life.
With family around expecting
him to die, and a son riding for
life, eighteen miles, to get Dr.
King's New Discovery for Con
sumption, coughs and colds, W.
fl. .Brown of Leesville, Ind., en
dnred death's agonies from asth
ma but this wonderful remedy
gave instant relief and soon cured
him. He writes: "I now sleep
soundly every night." Like mar
velous -cures of consumption,
pneumonia, bronchitis, coughs,
colds and grip prove its match
less merit for all throat and lung
trouble. Guaranteed bottles 50c
and 1.00. Trial bottles free at
The town clerks of townships
within fifteen miles of Bemidji
are in the city today getting the
official ballots to be used at the
primary election. County Audi
tor Sylvester and his clerks have
been very busy for the past three
days in preparing the different
packages to oe given out.
For Sale Lumber.
For sale, all kinds of rough
lumber and dimension stuff.
Prices right and prompt delivery.
A. E. Rako, three miles south of
Bemidji. Orders maybe left at
Ross' hard v.-.-j-c sLore in this city
county auditor. August 81 the
Sentinel published a "Protest"
stating that the interview pub
lished in the Pioneer was false
and that ninth-tenths of the vot
ers of Frohn would vote for Mr.
Wilmann. The names of the
twenty voters who were alleged
to have signed the "Protest"
were not published. The above
communications were handed
the Pioneer today with the re
quest that they be published just
as given above. Both communi
cations are filed, signed, at this
Subscribe for the Pioneer
TO A CLOS E
Base Ball Season Will Soon
Be Over and Few More
Games Will be played.
BEMIDJI HOLDS NORTHERN
Has Won More Gaines Against
Good Teams Than Any Other
It is piobable that the Bemidji
base ball team will not play more
games during.the present season
and the players have already
started making preparations to
leave the city. The cold weather
has dampened the base ball fever
and from now on the game that
will hold tPTe interest of everyone
is foot ball.
During the season now rapidly
drawing to a close northern
Minnesota has been treated with
some of the best base ball ex
hibitions ever played by amateur
teams, and foremost among the
victors is Bemidji, whose team
has made the best record against
fast teams of any of the northern
Minnesota aggregations. The
management of -the local team
feels that the record made by
Bemidji in defeating the Big Du
luths, Sioux Indians, Melrose,
Sauk Centre, Aitkin and many
other fast teams which it has
went up against entitles it to
first place, and although Brain
erd won two games from them
they are certain that if a fair deal
had been secured they would not
have been second best,
It is not known at present how
many of the old players will
sign with Bemidji for next sea
son, but the probability is that
nearly all of them will come
Wedding of.Mfss Kathleen Walker
and Mr. Mike Downs 0c
curred Last Night.
The wedding of Miss Kathleen
Walker to Mr. Mike Downs oc
curred at the home of the bride's
parents two miles west of the
city last night at 7:30 o'clock.
The ceremony was brief and
simple and only the relatives and
a few close friends of the con
tracting parties were in attend
ance. Miss Walker is theyoung
est daughter of Mr. "and Mrs.
W. A, Walker and has made her
home in Bamidji with her par
ents for the past'five years. Mr.
Downs is well and favorably
known throughout the city and
holds a situation at the store of
E. H. Winter & Co. The Pioneer
joins with a host of friends in
wishing the happy couple along
and successful life.
C. H. Miles Says Wholesale
Liquor Business Is Prosperous
C, H. Miles, proprietor of the
Golden Club and Great Northern
saloons, and who has conducted
a wholesale liquor business for
the past three years, reports
that wholesaling is on the in
crease and expects that before
snow Hies it will be necessary
for him to engage at least one
traveling salesman, and possibly
two. Mr. Miles also states that
the basement under the Golden
Club, where he has formerly
conducted the wholesale busi
ness is entirely too small and that
he will be compelled to erect an
other building to accomodate his
BOA YET JiOST
"See Jones" Seems to Have Dis
appeared and Efforts to Locate
It Are Useless.
"Hie "See Jones" steamer
owned by W. C. Jones which dis
appeared from its anchorage just
out from the Third street dock,
has not been located and all ef
forts to find any trace of the
missing craft have been futile.
Mr, Jones is somewhat down
hearted over the loss of the vessel
which was built last spring and
been in commission only a few
months. He is still carrying on
a search for the missing boat,
however, and it is to be hoped
that he will ultimately recover
Mrs. "M. Bentson arrived in
the city last night for a visit at
4ihe home of Mrs. L. L. Berman,'
Young Lady Who Left City
With Valuable Sparks
MAN WHO PRESENTED THEM TO
HER FEELS BETTER.
Thought That Stones. Dresses
And Money Were Lost to
The gentleman who presented
a young lady with $200 worth of
diamonds, a few silk dresses and
some small amount of cash re
cently received a package mailed
at Grand Rapids, Wisconsin,
containing the diamonds and
later received a trunk expressed
from that place which contained
the silk dresses which he had
It will be remembered that the
Pioneer printed a story of the
girl's disappearance some time
ago and nothing had been heard
from her since. It has leaked out,
however, that the intentions of
the young lady were not so bad
as had been at first supposed,
and that she intended to wear
the garments, stones, etc. with
which she had been presented
for a short time and considered
them as a short loan.
The gentleman who made the
gifts naturally felt somewhat
irate upon hearing of her depart
ure from Bemidji, but made no
attempt to recover the valuables.
However, he was requested to
settle for the stones by the jeweler
from whose establishment he
had procured them, and yester
day the last payment was made
He feels much better now, and
thinks that the payment for the
diamonds is a slight thing as
long as he will have the use of
them, but it may be well to say
that hereafter it will be useless
for any young lady to approach
him with a view of securing silk
dresses or anything else from
Probability That Elevator Will
Be Built to Accommodate
Arne Solberg of Posston passed
through the city yesterday en
route to Rosby, where he looked
over the field in the interests of
a Minneapolis commission house
with a view of establishing an ele
vator in that village for the ac
commodation of farmers in that
vicinity. Mr. Solberg expressed
himself as being well pleased
with the outlook and said that he
would secure the erection of a
grain elevator for Rosby if possi
ble. The town is considered
quite a center for grain and the
opinion of those who have had ex
perience in the commission line
an elevator would be a paying
proposition. Mr. Solberg re
turned to Bemidji yesterday af
ternoon and left on the morning
train for Fosston.
WILL BE MANAGER
Chester Snow Accepts a Position
as Manager of the Bemidji
Chester Snow has accepted
a position as manager of the Be
midji Elevator company and as'
soon as the buildings are com
pleted Mr. Snow will take up
his duties as such. Mr. Snow
is one of the pioneers of Bemidji
and has been successful in all
his business ventures here. He
is a very bright and far-seeing.
business man and there is no
doubt -but that the company's
interests will not suffer in his
Good Prices for Wood.
The price now current for cut
ting birch cordwood at Black
duck and other towns up the
north lnie is one dollar a cord.
Few men are engaged in the
work, however, the bulk of them
haying gone to the Dakota har
vest fields. This price is consid
ered very good, as birch is much
easier to work than other hard
Got Cold Feet.
The Cass Lake base ball team,
which recently challenged the
Bemidji team to a game for
a side, evidently has cold fe
and the game which was to have
been arranged* between the two
aggregations has been called off.
^'"Henry and Alfred Lir-dgren,
two of the town officers of Port
Hope township, are transacting
business in the city today.
Art Embroidery Silk
40c per dozen.
I Wedding Groups
[Hi !ai N
on Lake Front.
1 M. J. MORSE, Proprietor.
Judge Spooner Back.
Judge M. A. Spooner returned
last night from Brainerd, where
together with Judge McClenahan
he appointed the several canvass
ing boards in the Fifteenth
judicial district. The names of
the Bemidji board can not be
given out at the present, as the
order for appointing the mem
bers has as yet not been signed.
Is the keynote of
our present dis
play in variety, in merchandise, in
style the perfection of our assort
ment and exclusive showing of
America's best makes, brings this
season's efforts well nigh the acme
tailored mens an*
I Display of Our
e i new
ideas with indi
style that is
tailor will pro
duce better at $40.
Grand special offer
Specia Linen Assortment
This week we are showing a com-
plete line of Stamped Linens that
we will sell at a very small cost.
They consist of the following:
tinted Sofa Pillows, 25c to 65c
Tinted Brown and White Linens
Mount Mellick and Stamped White Linens
Stamped Hemstitched Linens
Stamped Linmon Novelties
This is a carefully selected assort-
ment of the newest and most desir-
able patterns at from 5c to 1.50.
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. m. 7 to 9 p. m.
Conway's Commercial College,
Box 744, 108 Sixth Street, between
Bemidji and Beltrami Avenues.
Looking Up Tax Titles.
C. A. Kaye of Minneapolis,
representing the Minnesota
Hardwood and Development com
pany, is in the city today looking
up tax titles for the company.
The company owns several thou
sands of acres of cut-over lands
in the county, the bulk- being sit
uated east of Tenstrike. They
have sold many farms to outside
parties and expect that a large
number of colonists will settle in
the county this fall.
IMPORTED amd DOMESTIC
Exclusively Confined Novelties
Richest Qualities Obtainable!
Inspection of this Exhibit Invited!
Corticella Spool Silk
6 for 25c.
Two Doors East of City Drug Store.