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'Dygart, Perpetrator of the Atrocious
Anoka County riurder, is Cap-
tured Near Willmar.
Confesses to Double Murder and Also
Admits Killing a Farmer in
the State of Wisconsin.
At last the brute who committed the
atrocious murders in Anoka county
on September 12when he killed Mrs.
Amelia Bolton and her cousin, Frank
Rhodeshas been captured and gives
the name of James P. Dygarts al
though he admits having used five
different aliases in the past five years.
He was arrested on the farm of
Andrew Stene at Arctander, near
Willmar, on the night of October 10 by
Sheriff Bonde and Chief of Police
Gilbertson and upon the following
day was taken to Minneapolis and
locked up ab central station. It was
due to Mr. Nelson, a neighbor of
Stene's, that Dygart was arrested.
Nelson had read a description of the
man, "Jim," who committed the
Anoka county double murder and,
noticing the scar under his chin, in
formed the sheriff and the fellow was
immediately placed under arrest.
After being placed in confinement
Dygart was subjected to a grilling
examination extending over a period
of three hours and during that time
made a full confession of the Anoka
county crime. Later he was again
placed upon the grill and confessed to
the murder of John Hefstedt, a farmer,
near Poplar, Douglas county, Wis.
Upon being questioned as to the
killing of Mrs. Bolton and Frank i
Rhodes Dygart is said to have told
I don't know why I killed the
woman. I killed her first and then I
had to kill the man. Mrs. Bolton
was churning in the house when I
came in from the fields and I asked
her for a drink of buttermilk. She
said I would have to wait a few min-A
.utes. I didn't think anything at the
time, but sab down and waited. As I
sat there I felt suddenly that I wanted
to kill her. I stepped into a room
and gob a gun, stepped up close to
her and shot her. I think she died
"As I looked out of the window I
saw Rhodes, Mrs. Bolton's cousin,
coming across the yard. I stuck the
gun out of the window and fired, but
he kept on coming. He came into
the house and ran to the woman and
he ran upstairs into the attic. I ran
after him but he locked himself in.
Then I went back downstairs.
I took the woman's body and
dragged it down the cellar stairs and
left it there. As I came up I heard
Rhodes raise a window and saw him
drop to the ground. I then ran out
of the house and went after him. He
ran for the field and when I was near
enough I stopped, took aim and s*hot
him. That time I struck him and he
I thought he was dead and I
dragged him to a place I thought was
best and covered him the best I could
with the soft earth. I started back to
the house, but I turned around and
saw the pile of earth moving. I knew
that Rhodes was not dead so I took
the ax from the house and went back
and struck him in the head with the
ax. I then returned to the house, bub
not until I had taken the things off
from Rhodes' body. I took his watch
and a few other things that I don't
I went back to the house a little
while and then I left, going to St.
Paul, Minneapolis and other places."
Further questioning of the prisoner
brought out what the police believe to
be the motive for the crimethe re
fusal of the woman to reciprocate his
attempt to make love to her. Besides
this, they say, he seems to be imbued
The confessed murderer of Mrs. Amelia Bolton and Frank Rhodes in Linwood, Sept. 12.
with an insane desire for blood.
When Dygart left bhe Bolton farm
after the murder he carried with him
a mandolin and two watches of his
victims. He pawned the mandolin
with E. Effan in St. Paul and the10
watches with M. Wolfson in Minneap
olis. The articles have been recov
ered and the pawnbrokers have identi
fied Dygart as the man who pawned
In his confession of the Hefstedt
murder Dygart told how he had shot
the Wisconsin farmer from ambush,
dropping him dead at the first shot
how he had then dragged him for
several rods to an unused well and
thrown the body into it to cover his
crime how he, had then gone to the
Hefstedt farm with the intention of
killing Mrs. Hefstedt and her son, a
young man of 20, but had decided not
to do so as he was unable to get them
separated and feared to attack the
two of them when they were together.
When first questioned he said he was
unable to give any motive for the
murder of Hefstedt, but when pressed
admitted he had made an improper
proposal to the farmer's wife, who
repulsed him with indignation, and
he feared she would tell her husband.
On Friday Dygart told the police of
having attempted a fourth murder
that he had shot at his mother-in
law, Mrs. Hanson, at Chelsea, Wis.,
with the intention of killing her. I
came in from hunting one day," he
said, "and my mother-in-law told me
I was lazy, and I wouldn't stand for
it, that's all. I took the rifle and
tried to shoot her. She ran out of
the house and down to the barnyard,
where she hid before I could get a good
aim at her. I would have killed her
because I didn't want anyone to talk
to me that way."
Apparently rational, entirely with
out any regret for his crime or fear of
punishment, Dygart is a puzzle alike
to the police and attorneys.
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THE PRINCETON UNION: THXJBSDAX, OCTOBER 19, 1911.
-Courtesy Minneapolis Tribune
The first half of October showed a
rainfall for Minnesota of 5.5 inches,
almost twice the normal for the past
After a search of 19 years William
Clarke, who conducts a barber shop
at Zumbrota, found his mother, from
whom he was parted in infancy, at
Brooklyn, N. Y.
General C. McC. Reeve, who was
elected brigade commander of the
Minnesota National Guard last
August, has resigned and been placed
on the retired list.
The Otter Tail county commissioners
have decided to establish a county
hospital for the care and treatment of
those afflicted with tuberculosis, the
cost not to exceed $20,000.
Drilling with diamond drills has de
veloped a rich deposit of iron ore on
the property of Judge Holland within
the limits of the city of Brainerd.
Already over 1,000,000 tons of ore
have been revealed.
Safeblowing is still progressing
with profitable results to the blowers
in the city of Minneapolis. During
the past seven days seven safes have
been reported cracked, with no arrests.
Perparations are being made to cut
the last big bunch of standing pine in
Aitkin county. The timber tract is
located ten miles north of Tamarack,
is owned by the Weyerhausers and is
estimated at 35,000,000 feet.
Captain C. H. Stinfield, formerly of
Company E, Fourth Minnesota in
fantry, who served in many important
engagements in the civil war, dropped
dead while talking to his comrades at
a G. A. R. dinner in Hot Springs,
An expedition sent by State Forester
W. T. Cox into the northern Minne
sota woods is investigating the
country and selecting suitable tracts
for state forest reserves. The next
legislature will be asked to set aside
for this purpose tracts not suitable
for other purposes.
The dead body of Dr. John Jackola,
the Duluth physician who had been
missing since June 21, was found in
the woods a short distance east of the
Zenith city last Friday. Jackola was
a Finnish doctor who had established
a large practice in Duluth and it is
believed that he committed suicide.
He sprang into notoriety in the east
some time ago because of his atten
tions to Mrs.^O. H. P. Belmont, who
had him arrested.
James J. Hill on Saturday began
his thirty-second consecutive year as
a director of the Great Northern and
the St. Paul, Minneapolis & Mani
toba railroads. At the meeting of
the stockholders on Saturday Mr.
Hill, Louis W. Hill and Frederick
Weyerhauser were re-elected directors.
Mr. Hill became director of the St.
Paul, Minneapolis & Manitoba rail
road in 1879 and organized the Great
Northern railroad out of it in 1890.
Fare, Hides. Poultry, Etc., Bought.
Aufderhar Bros., buyers of furs,
hides, poultry, eggs and veal, have
opened au establishment in Princeton
will pay the highest market cash
price. Two doors south of Hum
meat market. Now open for
business. Bring in whatsoever you
for sale in this line at any
On the farm of Henry Hess, section
8, town of Greenbush, one mile south
of Knutson's store, an auction will be
held on Tuesday, October 24, com
mencing at 1 p. m., when all the live
stock consisting of 2 milk cows, 3
heifers, 3 steers, 2 calves and 20 pigs,
farm machinery, grain, household
furniture and numerous other effects
will be offered for sale.
Henry Hess, Owner.
T. J. Kaliher, G. A. Eaton,
photos are better than
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FOR SALEA large wood heater,
used only one season. Cheap if
taken at once. C. Larson, Prince
FOR SALEOne registered Holstein
Friesian bull, fourteen months old,
closely related to the DeKols and
others of the best families of this
breed. For further particulars and
terms of sale inquire of F. C. Cater,
FOR SALEPair driving bobs, a
two-seated buggy and a good driv
ing horse. Apply to A. J. Bullis.
Will trade for a cow or anything I
FOR SALEA nine-room house and
two lots on Main street. Price
$1,400. Apply to Geo. E. Rice. 17-tfc
WANTEDAt once, a man with a
huller to thresh beans. Two weeks
work guaranteed. Write or call up
on Tri-State phone, J. H. Kalkman,
STRAYEDFrom my farm near Elk
lake, four brown and two black
turkey hens with young ones.
Finder please notify Union
WANTEDSeveral bright young
men, with salary guaranteed, to
take orders for portrait enlarge
ments. Inquire at Payette's Studio,
STRAYEDOn October 4, a dark
brown bull about 15 months old.
Finder will please notify Anton
Flink, Wyanett, who will pay a re
ward for its recovery. 42-3tp
have to Hummel's
Bring all you
starch factory, Prince- 42-tfc
An auction will be held on the farm
of Oscar Wicktor, 2}4 miles southeast
of the Santiago store, on Saturday,
October 21, commencing at 10 a. m.
sharp, when 25 milk cows, 1 bull, 3
horses, 10 hogs, a lot of farm ma
chinery, including a binder, mowers,
cultivators, plows and harrows
wagons, etc., will be offered for sale.
Free lunch at noon.
Oscar Wicktor, Owner.
Schuyler Hoyt, Godfrey Wicktor,
An auction sale will be held on the
farm of Frank Schilling, 3 miles
north of the village of Princeton, on
Wednesday, October 25, commencing
at 1 p. m. sharp, when the following
property will be offered for sale: 1
McCormick mower, 1 16-inch sulky
plow, 1 riding cultivator, 1 16-inch
breaking plow, 1 two-seated top
buggy, 1 single top buggy, 1 single
disc seeder, 1 set bob sleds, 1 good
Mitchell farm wagon, 1 truck wagon,
1 steel hay rake good as new, 5 tons
hay, 1 sewing machine, 1 fur coat, 1
12-gauge Winchester shot gun, 1
violin, 1 DeLaval cream separator, 1
lawn mower, 1 large iron kettle, 50
chickens, 2 peacocks, 5 good cows, 2
early spring pigs, 1 Berkshire sow
and 11 small pigs, 1 No. 9 Quick Meal
steel range, 1 new Oak heater, 1 new
chiffonier, 2 wardrobes, 1 couch, 1
new feed grinder and elevator, 1 gaso
line engine, 1 circular saw and saw
buck, 1 fanning mill, 3 good horses, 1
double harness, 1 single harness, 1
disc harrow, 1 hayrack, 1 dresser, 1
corn sheller, bedstead, chairs, dishes,
wash stands, picture frames, tables,
lamps, sausage grinder, scales, rag
carpet, Dowden potato digger, box
heater, mantel clock two boys' over
Terms: All sums of $5 and under
cash, over $5 six months time on
Frank Schilling, Owner.
T. J. Kaliher, G. A. Eaton,
The registered Holstein Friesian
bull, Pride Junior De Kol, is for ser
vice at my farm. This animal is one
of the best in the northwest.
43-tfc P. C. Cater, Princeton.
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