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VOLUME XIV. NO. 229.
JOO ARMED MEN
FOR ASSAILANT OF
Olga Dahl, Round Lake School
Teacher, Not Expected to Live
S Through Day.
FEAR LYNCHING OF MAN
Message Left Beside Body Says Act
Was Done Because of Beauty
FEELING IN DISTRICT
IS VERY INTENSE
No Trace of Assailant Stranger in
the Neighborhood May Come
A Two hundred armed men are
^searching the woods near Round
Lake and in the Blackduck dis
trict today in an effort to find the
man who attacked Miss Dahl.
Up to a late hour this afternoon
they have been unable to find
any trace of the man. Business
has been neglected and the entire
district is up in arms. The feel
ing is very intense.
Late this afternoon Miss Dahl
was reported to be resting easier.
In a statement she said that the
man who attacked her left her
V.-^at about sis o'clock in the morn
ing. It is believed that he evi
dently was frightened away by
searching parties at that time.
Brainerd Men Aroused.
Brainerd, Minn., Sept. 22.
(By United Press)Minnesota &
International trainmen have or
anized a posse here and will go
to Bemidji tonight to aid in the
search for the assailant of Olga
Dahl. Agitation is high here.
Because she was pretty, Olga Dahl,
school teacher in the log school house
near Round Lake in Goodhope town
ship, Itasca county, is on her death
bed as. a result of a brutal assault
and being shot through the head
twice by an unknown assailant.
Her assailant, a stranger described
as being 30 years old, dark complex
ion, short, wearing black hat, dark
suit and button shoes, wrote this as
an explanation of his act after he
had lashed the girl to a tree, as
saulted and shot her. He wrote the
message in a time book after tearing
out several of the pages and placed
the book near the body. The mes
sage, written in broken English, is
"This is a preety friend of
heres and shee is too pretty for
here one good so I thinkg I will
fix her so if you stand happy to
find this boddes I see you later.
"Slept. 20, 1916."
The note is interpreted as follows:
"This is a gretty good friend
*of her's and she is too pretty for
Tier own good, so I think that I
,wUl fix her. If you should hap
Ipen to find this body, I will see
On Man Hunt.
Today the entire district is on'a
man hunt. Merchants, lumberjacks
and farmers, armed with weapons of
all) descriptions, are searching the
-woods. Sheriff Gunderson of Grand
Rapids arrived at the scene late last
night and has deputies watching all
trains and outlets.
A Heavy rain lash night hampered
t,b,e work of the pursuers but it is
betfeved that the assailant is still in
The little log school is located
about 26 miles from Blackduck, ^-1.
Last Monday morning school ..wfLS
called and the ten children became
acquainted with their teacher, Miss
Dahl. =i-..-. .i
She is a daughter^ ^.prominent
farmer living nea&ijWiarba an is. a
graduate of the Grand
school, i She was a maid, of1,
mers, blonde, plump And ,pretty.
She lived at the home of Matt:Le
and walked to and from school
ch day.rft .distance of about three-
B*ffs for IJttod..:
Wednfsdayi morning a t, stranger
fairly wjell dressed came to, thevX*e
mien hotee^ahd requested .something
to eat, Saying he was ''broke.'Vdtte
-was given[breakfast and disappeared.
Children report that they saw him
THE BEMIDJI KML
near the school late in the afternoon.
Miss Dahl failed to return to her
home that night and search was made
early yesterday morning. Near the
school signs of a struggle were found.
About one-half mile from the school
in the woods, with her arms lashed
to a tree, her clothes torn, Miss Dahl
was found with two bullet shots
through her head, semi-unconscious.
The bullets were from a revolver,
one striking near the base of the
brain and completely destroying her
left eye and the other passing
through her neck.
Near her was a small fire, a look
ing glass, a new razor, time book,
candle and a tobacco can filled with
matches. Her wrists were lashed to
a tree by a buckskin belt lacing.
She was taken to the home of
Henry Korpi, about one-half mile
away, where an alarm was given and
Dr. John C. Koch of Blackduck was
called. He stated last evening that
he did not believe the girl would re
The girl's sister, Mrs. Clarence
Locken of Deer River, was called.
The feeling is intense and hun
dreds of armed men were pursuing
the assailant. The only trace of him
was about a mile from the scene to
wards Blackduck where an old shack
was found to have a window broken
and various articles taken yesterday
A heavy rain yesterday hampered
the work of the pursuers. It is be
lieved, however, that the man will
be captured. It is believed that he
headed toward Blackduck or Bemidji
in an attempt to escape.
Efforts were made yesterday to se
cure bloodhounds, but on account of
the rain they will be of little use if
Man Not Known.
That the girl may have known the
stranger prior to his coming to the
Lemien home is advanced by several
of the pursuers. It is believed, how
ever, that this was not the case, by
the county authorities.
During a period of consciousness
yesterday afternoon, when questioned
by Dr. Koch, Miss Dahl said that she
did not know the man's name.
There is no school in the little
log school house today the children
are at home with their mothers while
their fathers are searching for the
the prett teacher.
'Authorities fea lynchiny if the
man is captured.
BREAK IN STRIKE
EXPECTED BY NIGHT
(By United Press)
New York, Sept. 22.Labor trou
bles have reached their most critical
stage here. Before night there will
be a break, one way or the other, it
is expected. Pacing Mayor Mitchell's
warning that he will call the militia
in event of a general strike, labor
leaders today went into session to
finally decide whether 800,000 em
ployes would be called out.
Ten persons were injured when a
taxicab used on account of the street
car strike collided with a mail truck
this morning. This brings the total
of injured on account of the strike
NAUGLE BACK FROM
MEXICO A BENEDICT
A. J. Naugle left several weeks
ago for Mexico on business. He re
turned this morning from that place
with his bride. His business was his
His bride is Miss Lupe Guerrero
of Mexico City. The wedding took
place at Eagle Pass., Tex., Sept. 18.
Mr. Naugle- is the son of- Mr. and
Mrs. J. W. Naugle of this city. He
is connected with, the Pearson Oil
interests in Mexico.
Mr. and Mrs. Naugle will make
their home inT Bemidji, until condi
tions are bettered in Mexico.
CAN'T FIND MEN FflR
Governor Burnquist is h'ayinii^
trouble finding two men in Koochi
ching county to serve as county com
missioner*- .-VS? ".A-ffi
Last Tuesday lje suspended ^Jjn:
BugMKpk,rfljul M. A, Ulvedabl, eounty
commissioners,, after they ^had been
oharged.w^th misconduct in office."
.n$Jtte governor*, left-^Wednesday
night to take part in-*he dedication
of monuments ^Minnesota soldiers
in.national cemeteries in Arkansas,
Tennessee and Georgia, and will not
return until. Monday.,
--p- j...',. *v
Joe Steidje is moving his lumber,
mill from. Thompson Lake to his home
north of BemidJL.
Mrs^xWesteen and daughters, Brii
and Esther, who rbftveispent the sum
mex^, teandFo^BAyj have slgaed
their qottage for the season and have
returned to their home at Grand
Forks, N. D.
IS NAMED BY THE
OFFICERS OF CLUB
Committee is Composed of 28 Mem-
bers From Various Parts of
ADDITION TO BE MADE
TO COMMITTEE SOON
Seven Men From Bemidji Named on
County Organization Nymore
Chairman G. M. Torrance of the
Republican Beltrami County commit
tee, Secretary E. H. Denu and Com
mitteeman T. S. Ervin have named
the county committee. There are 28
members on the committee at present
and additions will be made in a few
The committee is as follows:
.Solway, Nels Bye Pinewood, Louis
Tegner Wilton, M. .A. Rognlien
Baudette, W. T. Noonan and S. M.
Koefod Spooner, George Ericson
Blackduck, Charles Hayden and T.
A. Cross Hines, Charles A. Carter
Tenstrike, William Fellows Kelliher,
William Lennon Turtle River, Nils
Otterstad Clementson, Helic Clem
entson Frohn, Nels Willett Hagali,
Knute Strand Battle, John A. Carl
son Shotley, Chris Rogers Puposky,
Charles Durrand Nymore, O. J. Tag
ley Red Lake, John Morrison Wil
liams, S. S. Sherman Bemidji, E. J.
Swedback, H. M. Clark, T. C. Bailey,
J. J. Opsahl, A. R. Erickson, F. W.
Rhoda and George Campbell.
DR. W.J. MAYO
IS TQASTMASTER AT
Rochester, Minn., Sept. 22.
Residents of Rochester 25
and 30 years ago, have plan
ned a "homecoming" here,
Oct. 14 ant 15. Tentative ar
rangements are made. Dr.
William J. Mayo will be
toastmaster at the "Home
Comers' Banquet," Saturday
PROTEST TAX INCREASE
Strong protests against the action
of the county board of equalization
in raising the real estate assessment
in the village of Blackduck has been
voiced by the Blackduck Commercial
club in resolutions forwarded to St.
Paul. The 40 per cent raise was not
justified, in the opinion of members
of the club.
FREE BAND CONCERT
AT CITY HALL TONIGHT
A free concert will be given by the
Bemidji band tonight beginning at
eight o'clock. After the concert the
band will give a dance at which the
admission charge will be 75 cents.
ARRANGE FOR GIRLS
TO BID MEN FAREWELL
(By United* Press)
Winnipeg, Man., Sept. 22.Patri-
otic organizations will in the future
arrange one girl to present a torch
ing, farewell- to" every soldier depart
ing:for the jfront, because one soldier
recently wept when he alone was
without anyone to say farewell to
CHICKEN SIP ER
",i It i
The men of the Methodist church
w^Uj^YAJfteiiL third- annual aupper
in the basement of the ohtaroh nejft
Thursday evening. Serving will.ber!
g4jBf at five o'clock and continue until
BEMIDJI. MINNESOTA. FRIDAY EVENING SEPTEMBER 22. 1916.
TWO BRITISH ARE
BY VILLA IN ID
ON TUXPAA CAMP
Thirty-six of 38 Carranzistas .are
Killed in Attacks, Says
Although Villa is Near Chihuahua
City No Effort is Made to
(By United Press)
Galveston, Tex., Sept. 22.It was
reported here today that two British
subjects and 36 out 6f 38 Cairan
zistas were killed when Villistas
raided an oil camp at Tuxpaa, Sept.
16, after the. Chihuahua City raid.
Carranzistas took refuge in the
home of the Britishers. Villistas
then killed the Britishers.
El Paso, Sept. 22.Carranza offi
cials stated today that although Villa
was only 20 miles outside of Chi
huahua City no vigorous pursuit was
Washington, Sept, 22.Troop of
Wisconsin and Troop A of Kansas
have been ordered to the border.
DAILY EXPENSE OF
RAILWAY IS HIGH
Paul Minn. 22
].''cjS? United Press} 'i'v,
j, Winnipeg, ^fan., ..Sepj r$2.An
alarming /shortage. QJ^tnin^rj^^^hat
may oreateca coal, famine jQanad^,
w^, reported fron^ the Alberta niines
today. Dealers claims thji, they are
raiSgady swamped with aigejrs^they
cannot fills The call to CololrirCut
down the supply of available men, it
Miss Amanda Liljegren of?Kelljfher
called on friends and transacted
business in Bemidji yesterday.
i iwntoMii mswg'j* t rtmta i ^mp*
years the average daily expense of
operating 6,0d0 miles of the North
ern Pacific has been $148,780 or $53,-
741,895 a year, a statement issued
by the road said today. Granting
that the Northern Pacific operating
expenses is above the average, be
cause it spends money more readily
to improve service, the combined ex
penditure of operating all roads will
be well into eleven figures.
Daily the Northern Pacific spends
$19,797 for permanent improvements'
or $7,225,905 a year for betterment.
With rapid development of the great
Northwest, this sum will perhaps be
increased. CONSCRIPTION BELIEVED
NECESSARY IN DOMINION
(By United Press)
Winnipeg, Man., Sept. 22.That
compulsory training and conscrip
tion are necessary in all British dom
inions, is the general opinion of the
majority of the Australian parlia
mentary delegates here today.
ROAD TO BE COMPLETED
The following is taken from the
Blackduck American: "From the
Cass Lake Times we learn that "En-
gineer Roy K. Bliler of Bemidji and
his assistant^ S. P. Synder of Black
duck and Contractor P. McDonnell
were in Cass Lake one day last week
in consultation wiht National Forest
Supervisor Marshall regarding the
construction, of the Blackduck-Cass
Lake-Bemidji road lying south of, Cass
rievr. MrvMcDbnheil will begin op
erations immediately for the construc
tion, of the grade. A camp will be
established about one and one-half
miles south of-the river. We are in,
formed that the bridge across the
river will be ready for travel before
the ice goes-outin^ the-spring. G.
in ft few days connecting the existing
road in the national forest with the
WITH A COAL fAitiftfe
cases we^ nU tateh' tip
j#rict court today Jtecause
the ^jtompletion of a cteiiipuit.
The,criminal cases will be taken up
as soon aa the present civil case is
PAPER MILL STRIKE
SETTLED MEN RETURN
International Falls, Minn.', Sept.
22.Officials of the Minnesota & On
tario Paper company announced to
day that the strike of 500 employes
has been settled. The men returned
to their work this morning.
President Backus agreed that the
men will receive time and a half for
overtime.- A hospital is planned
without reduction in wages and mut
ual insurance is also planned. All
disputes will be arbitrated.
HUGHES VOICE IS
NEAR BREAK POINT
(By United Press)
Anderson, Ind., Sept. 22.Although
his...voice was weary, Charles E.
Hughes began his second day in Inr-,
diana, promptly at eight O'clock thlei
morning. Despite his voice is near
the breaking point, he did. not dis
appoint a single crowd waiting to
hear him today.
,i',t a i i X"
NO CRIMINAL ACTION
IN IIIIUUNG CASC
St. Paul, Minn., Sept. 22.Sjtate}
examiners today reported that tlierq
was. nothing in* Hibbing's financial
condition that would .warrant crim
inal action. The investigation is
HUGHES OR WILSON?
"Against Mr. Wilson's com
bination of grace in elocution
with futility in action against
his record of words unbacked by
deeds or betrayed by deeds, we
see Mr. Hughes' rugged an un
ness of character and action in
every office he has held. We
put the man who thinks and
speaks directly, and whose
words have always been made
good, against the man whose
adroit and facile elocution is
used to conceal his plans or his
want of plans. The next four
years may well be years of tre
mendous national strain. Which
of the two men do you, the
American people, wish at the
helm during these four years
the man who has been actually
tried and found wanting, or the
man whose whole career in pub
lic office is a guarantee of his
power and good faith? But one
answer is possible and it must 2
be given by the American people
through the election of Charles
Evans Hughes as President of
the United States.''Roosevelt
IA Maine Speech.
FEW ATTEND FAIR
ACCOUNT OF RAIN
Only a small number of Bemidji
people went to the Red Lake Indian
agency today td attend the Red Lake
Indian fair. Rain made roads im
passable and threatening weather
Kent a Jarge number, from the fair
today, which has been designated as
Bemidji day. Auto tours from Crook
ston, Bagley and other points to the
fair were also called off on account
of the rain..
Big chiefs, little sqUaws and tiny
papooses were in the majority of
those who attended the fair.
ED AT BAGLEY
The double funeral of the two,^boy
hunters, Oscar Furseth and Henny
Weme of Bagley, whose bodies were
found floating in Tamarack Jake, was
held from, tjbi^-^^iey. 'hijgth school
gymn^Inm yesterday: afternoon.
f.^-Q^er^iOQijpjeopie^were unable to
gftip entrance to the vgymhisium on
accra of the: lj^rge ^number of
frieno^|vWhi 'at| ended -Jbe^iiuneral.
Over B0^ ^p&ple were/ |i attendance.
The pallbearera wete
and Rev. ^e^eth ^olffl^ted.
^-Martin Hojfan, (^harmfttrfilay and
ar^es 3ey||lfl hav? -flhisbed ,fllUng
afllos. A couple of days more of-work
will fill the silo on the W. G. Schroe
^ftW 4sJ^ Morrison of Dullith
Will hbl| Services in the St. -BaHh
olomew's Episcopal chjurch Monday
evening at 7:30 o'clock.
|ptawh40 feemidji a4
enue^ wu^ etttertalh.- a|j a& ttnformil
party ^hW afternoon in ?hbnor of
'MtiL':. Frank. 3pffe of Fort
Arkv^.AWho is-tne guest of Mrs. A. P.
FORTY CENTS PER MONTH
AT KOVEL FRONT
TO LAUNCH DRIVE
Bulgarians Sustain Heavy Defeat at
Hands of the Serbians at
IN DOBRUDJA REGION
Allied* Warships Shell Bulgarian
Camp Near Gulf of Orfani,
(By United Press)
Copenhagen, Septl22.-^-The kaiser
has arrived at the Kovel front. 'it
is believed that Von iiinneberg will
soon launch another drive against
the Russians.. v.
London,-,, ^|ept. 22.-Under *heavy
Russo-Rumanian blows, the Teutons
^.revfailing back, five in
brudja region and1
ar.miles still retreating-J^peth
Bulgarians are ravaging the country
and burning villages,.
Berlin, Sept. 22.Another shake
up in the Russian war office may fol
low the failure of the Russo-RUma
nian campaign in Dobrudja. The
Russians are keenly disappointed on
account of the failure to invade Bul
garia after the Rumanian declara
Paris, Sept. 22.The Bulgarians
sustained heavy defeats at the hands
of the Serbians at Zelfroska. The
French also pushed them back, pur
suing advantages in the Broda river
section. The Serbs have reached
Vrbani north of Fiorina, after re
pulsing Bulgarian attacks.
Paris, Sept. 22.French curtain
fire last night stopped short violent
German attacks along the/iieprize
Rancourt front near Somme. The
Germans were driven back after los
London, Sept. 22.The British
have advanced a mile south of Ancre.
They have captured two lines of Ger
man trenches between Fleurs and
Salonika, Sept. 22.Allied war
ships shelled the Bulgarian camp at
Neckgori near the Gulf of Orfani,
London, Sept. 22.British official
dom confidentially expects Germany
to set another peace kite flying in
October. There are hundreds of ru
Berlin, Sept. 22.A German sub
marine sank an enemy transport com
pletely ladened with troops in the
Mediterranean sea, Sept. 1., The
transport sank in 43 seconds.
Minneapolis, Minn., Sept. 22.The
mighty smith do the work, week in,
week out, from morn till night, with
large and sinewy hands. Longfellow
was rightwhen the tale was writ
ten. But times have changed. This
was demonstrated today at the an
nual national convention of the Mas
ter Horseshoers' Protective associa
David Reark, Philadelphia, was the
demonstrator. He's the guy that put
the shoo in steer. In fact, he is one
of the many horseshoers who have ex--
clusive agencies for high powered
automobiles. He's getting rich by it,
The tendency of the meeting was to
get out from under in the passing of
WITH SHERMAN ON WAR
Rochester, Minn., Sept. 22.~*Ber
cause of the war Rochester nilAis
ters must struggle through their
weekly toil without local .^reaglJiff
matter. It came about in this way:
Rochester daily papers had fox
many years donated their papers -to
local pastors. High paper prices ne
cessitated retrenchment. Conse
quently the pastors were recently cut
from the "free list."
One pastor of a local churdh an
nounced from bis pulpit that^hence
forth that "papers
dropped *t hie d$r."
his salary, Wouldn't permit paying
for a subscription: Later in the day
he took a long ride in his big auto
mobile. FARMERS TO HAVE
CROP BY OCTOBER 1
By United Press)
Washington, Sept. 22.The de
partment of .agriculture today esti
mated that two-thirds of thV siV hun
and eleven million bushel wheat
crop will still be in the farmers*
hands Oct*. 1.