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Kenmare, N. D., Nov. .—Carl
Hanson, a stranger in this vicinity,
who had been in and arouud Ken
mar© but a few days, was the vic
tim ofl a foul murdePSfcelieved to
have been committed late yesterday
afternoon or last night. His dead
body was found this forenoon lying
on the shore near the lower end of
Des Lacs lake at a distance of some
five or six miles south of the Soo
railroad Uacks.
The murder was committed near
the track in the vicinity of the Dia
mond mine a short distance south
east of town, and a trail of blood
indicating that the body -had been
dragged from the track to the lake
shore, led to the discovery of the
dead body. The man's skull had
been crushed almost to a pulp with
a blunt instrument which was af
terwards discovered to have been
a fish-plate, such as are used in
connecting one rail with another.
..The body had been dragged for
several rods when the murderers
came to a fence and they then
threw the body several feet on the
other side of the fence and escap
ed. The skull hadJ-been so badly
crushed that th£,"man's brains had
oozed out.
Judge Wm. Murray, acting cor
oner of Ward county, was notified
and will investigate the matter.
In the meantime local authorities
are making an effort to discover
some clue to the murderers, for it
is believed that the murder must
"have been committed by more than
one man.
An examination of the man's
clothing failed to reveal anything
that would lead to the detection
of the criminals. A card bearing
his name was found in one of his
pockets while a small book was
found in another which indicated
that the man had been a sailor for
many years and has traveled ex
tensively in almost every part of
the world. His -age was figured
at 29 years from data found-in
th.e little book.
Nothing 1B known of the man's
relatives and as hie is almost a per
fect stranger in Kenmare it is
feared that no trace will be found
of his family if ho has any.
Minot, N. D., Nov. -30.—Judge
Wm. Murray returned early today
from Kenmare where ho went yes
terday to conduct an inquest over
the remains of Carl Hanson, who
was murdered near the Soo rail
road track, about a mile and a
half east of Kenmare, Thursday
night, and his body then dragged
to the shore of the Des Lacs lake
where it was found shortly after
ten o'clock yesterday forenoon by
John Haley, section foreman for
the Soo at Kenmare.
Haley Found Pool of Blood.
According to Haley's testimony,
given at the Inquest last night, he
Jiad been walking up the track
when his attention was attracted to
a pool of blood on the north side
ofl the track. A trail of blood led
across the tracks and southward in
the direction of the lake and as he
started to follow it he saw a fish
plate, a piece of heavy steel
about two feet in length, some two
inches in width and about an inch
in thickness, lying on the ground.
Haley picked it up and discovered
that it was covered with blood and
hair. He recognized it as one he
had used the day. before and had
le£t along the side of the track,
several rods, however from where
it was found. Haley proceeded
along the trail of blood, which led
to his discovery of the body, which
hfa been thrown across a barbed
wire fence about five feet high.
As the dead man was a big husky
fellow and the body had apparent
ly been thrown across the fence,
^landing several feet on the other
side, the authorities are of the op
inion that at least two aiyl pos
sibly more men were implicated in
the crime.
Shoe And Sock Gone.
Haley made a hasty investigation
and discovered that the leCt shoe
...and. sock had .been removed, indi
cating that the man probably car
ried money there and the murder
ers, -Whoever they were, knew of
Haley immediately reported his
find to the- authorities, who noti
fied .Judge Murray.
v' Testimony Conflicting.
The. testimony of sixteen witness
es taken at the inquest last
night. HVith the exception of Fe
lix Strlcklalad, however, no ofie was
able to identify the murdered man.
Two coal miners were examined at
the inquest and' they testified. that
they had seen the hood near the
track fit two o'clock Thursday af­
ternoon. Strickland, on the other
hand. Swore on the stand that he
had seen Hanson standing in front
of the livery barn at one o'cock
that afternoon. The testimony of
a physician taken at the inquest
brought out that the man could
not likve been dead as long as the
testimony of the two miners would
Casey Up All Night.
W. R. Casey, who was arrested
on suspicion of knowing something
of the affair, shortly after Judge
Murray's arrival in Kenmare yes
terday afternoon, admitted that he
had been up all night. He stayB
at the Florence hotel and accord
ing to the testimony of the night
clerk he was not seen around the
hotel except for about half an hour,
from late Thursday afternoon un
til four o'clock Friday morning.
The excuse given for his staying
up all night was that he expected
a lady friend to arrive on the ear
ly morning train and it developed
that Casey did meet the four o'clock
train. At five o'clock he went to.
his room at the Florence and went
to bed. Casey is said to be a
somewhat notorious character
around Kenmare and he has also
been a sailor for many years. The
murdered man had also been a
sailor and both men were quite cov
ered with tatoo marks. Casey was
arrested on a charge of vagrancy
and will be held pending a careful
investigation into his actions Thurs
day night.
Hanson a Miner at Tasker.
It developed after Judge Mur
ray's return here today that Han
son had been engaged as a coal
miner at Tasker pretty continuous
ly during the past year and a half
or two years. Iver Halvorson, a
well known miner at Tasker was
in the city today and said that he
knew Hanson quite well. A year
ago he worked for George McClure
there and according to Halvorson
the man was an excellent work
man and a fellow of good habits.
Halvorson stated that he had never
seen the man take a drink of li
quor and this statement was agreed
to by Mr. Miller, proprietor of a
restaurant at the lower end of
Main street, who also knew Hansoftr
Ous Kirkelie, another miner at Tas
ker was in the city today, and
spoke of knowing Hanson qujto
well. It appears from what Kirke
lie knew of the man that he was
quite a wrestler. All three men
spoke very favorably of the deati
man's character.
Three Men Released.
The arrest of John Sullivan, An
ton Martinson and Lewis Scottum
followed soon after Judge Murray's
arrival at Kenmore yesterday af
ternoon, but three men were later
released. Scottum testified that he
had worked with Hanson two or
three months fchiB fall.
Around Kenmare Since July.
Jack Sheehan of Kenmare was in
the city today a.nd he stated that
he knew Hanson by sight and that
he had been in and around Ken
mare sice last July. No one at
Kenmare, aside from Strickland,
however, seemed to know the mat
at all.
Police Seek "Mickey" Burn*.
It developed today that a well
known character known to the po
lice as "Mickey" Burns, had been
i n K e n a e u s a y n i
Burns is known to the local police
and it appears they had been ad
vised of Burns' presence in the
city either on Thursday or Friday
of thiB week. Although a lookout
wad kept for him, as he is known
to be a hold-up man, he was not
seen. He is known as a bad ar
tist and efforts are being made to
locate him.
Inquest Held Open.
The inquest was left open by
Judge Murray and the jury will be
called together again within a few
days. P. M. Cole, E. L. Morrow
and W. T. Smith comprise the jury
and they are conducting a careful
investigation into the case.
Bottineau, N. p., Dec. 4.—Jacob
Ohmart is loser $72.25, at least, by
a bold burglary. Mr. Ohmart was
away and the day's collections were
left in the office safe. During the
night, Bomebody entered through
4 window on the east aide of the
building, worked the combination
of the safe, took all tjhe currency
and silver, piled the checks on the
desk and escaped without leaving
a clue, so far as has been ascer
The jcounty commissioners .of
Burke county were in regular ses-.
sion several days the fore part of
the week and took up the regular
routine of work,
Tioga, N. D., Dec. 3.—Paul M.
Kilroy, who has been employed in
this locality for several weeks, most
ly on threshing rigs, was arrested
on the charge of grand larceny pre
ferred by R. H. Frounfelter, at
whose" place he was staying at the
time. It seems that Mr. Kilroy,
Frounfelter and another gentleman
were sleeping in the house and that
when they arose one morning the
pockets of all three had been
"touched" for different amounts.
Suspicion centered on Kilroy, but
at the trial before the local justice
no estimony implicating Kilroy »vas
introduced and he was dismissed
o u n e e a n i s i e n
took upon themselves the privilege
of watching Kilroy, and that even
ing discovered him digging up the
ground near the Founfeltier home
where he had planted it and held
him until the arrival of Marshal
Loonam, when he was placed in
jail. He had a hearing and waiv
ed examination before the district
court, in the meantime signing a
written confession as to his guilt.
The sum of $75 belonging to the
other boys was taken from him, to
gether with a few dollars of his
own. Kilroy was taken to Willis
ton to await the action of the dis
trict court.
his we
v New England, N. D., Dec. 4.—
Matt Theil, a prosperous New Eng
land farmer, is in the local hospi
tal suffering with a broken back,
which occurred at his farm south
east of town on Wednesday, .when
the unfortunate man was caught in
the fly-wheel of a threshing en
gine. Several vertebrea of the
spine are mashed to a jelly and
chances of recovery are almost imr
possible. Mr. Theil is conscious,
but the lower part of hlB body is
paralyzed. He does not suffer .as
much as would be expected and
does not fully realize the serious
ness of his condition.
An old proverb advises the tar
mer neither to borrow nor to •lend.
Some farmers strictly: adhere' id
this policy. OtherB do not hesi
tate to borrow anything their neigh
bors may have, nor shrink from
lending anything their neighbors
may want.
The man who has an inclination
to be neighborly should borrow
something now and then, even if
he doesn't need it and lend some^
thing, even if he doesn't want to.
It is well, however, not to borrow
from your neighbor the thing that
he is using, or apt to need while
you have it or to lend to your
neighbor the thing that you are us
ing, or apt to need while he 4ias
There are some tools' that far
mers need so little that it hardly
pays them to buy them, if they can
borrow from a neighbor. And
these same farmers may own some
tools that their neighbor would find
more convenient to borrow than to
buy. Such exchange of favors is
bound to promote good feeling, and
In these days ofl high cost of
tools, it would seem wise for two
or three to buy certain tools in
partnership. Suppose that one
buys a mowing machine another a
Bulky plow, and a third a disk—
each man would be out the price
of one implement, but have Access
to three. It would be equal to
buying a machine and letting that
machine work out and earn the
service of two others.
Farmers who know anything
about borrowing and lending-know
that few take as good care of
things they borrow as the things
they own. The weakness may be
in the borrower, or the thing bor
rowed. One Sunday we borrowed
a surrey and two horses from a
neighbor to take vlsitingfiriends to
church. ,We 'were overly, careful,
fearing that something might hap
pen. We. hitched the team to a
telephone pole. The horses Vere
restless on account of the heat and
flies. They got the tongue against
the pole, and pulling hard agalnit
Vol. 14, No 24 Bowbells, Burke County, North Dakota, Friday, December 6, 19] 2. $1.50 Per Year
Stock Island, 111., Nov. 3 0.—An
oftlefa.1 statement withdrawing the
order for new insurance rates as
adopted by the head camp of the
order in Chicago was issued from
the executive .offices of Modern
Woodmen of America today. The
action was the sequel to the re
cent court decision in Springfield,
111., enjoining the enforcement of
the new rates.
A New England play entitled
"Along the Kennebec" will be pre
sented at the Opera House Monday
evening, Dec. 9th. This company
carries all its own *. scenery for the
and its stage settings are said to
be extraordinarily pretty and well
appointed. The play itself is a
comedy pure and simple, with an
absence of 'cheap sensationalism
but an ambundance of good clean
comedy, something that we can
laugh at and not understand after
wards what we laughed at. The
funny duel scene in tho third act
is said to be a pretty good cure for
the bluee.
Mrs. John Durward of north of
Kenmaj-e is able to be up now after
two weeks of serious, illness.
Minot, N. D., Dec. 4.—That the
boom in western Canada is destined
to mean ruin to many of- the inves
tors who have bought real setate in
tibe variouB Canadian--eities, 'is the
opinion of J. W. Swennes of Flax
ton, who is in Minot today.-
Mr. Swennes declares that many
of the cities where land has been
sold on a large scale will not grow
to. the point where t)he suburban
lots will be of any value for nearly
a hundred years.
In the meantime those who can
not afford to keep their holdings
for that- length of time will find
themselves in bad shape financially,
according to Mr. Swennes.
it snapped a singletree. We had
to borrow a singletree to get home.
Although there was a little weak
ness in the singletree, under ordin
ary strain it would have lasted
many years longer. The neigh
bor's wife regretted the accident
very much, for sentimental reasons.
She had sold five dollars' worth of
ducks the first year of her. married
life and bought the tongue. Our
bill for repairs amounted to $1.
Thus we left the surrey in better
shape' by borrowing it and having
the accideiit. But how many peo
ple who borrow and have accidents
offer to pay 'ther damages?
An old farmer tells me. that In
his earlier day's he kept two tools
of every kind—one to lend and the
other for private use. He said:
"I found it expensive, but think
it was a good investment, anyhow,
as I managed to keep harmony in
the neighborhood.. I. came to this
through an experience I'd had with
a neighbor who ,was always bor
rowing and never' returning. When
I wanted something back I'd have
to send for it. One day he sent
his man for a hoe. I asked when
they were going to retur nsome of
the tools they already had? About
an hour later .the man came driv
ing Into the yard with a two-horse
wagon full of plows and harrbws
and implement# "of every descrip
tion The neighbor had taken of
ferise at my inquiry, and had gath
ered^ together everything of mine
that he couldfind, and despatched
the tofid to me. He sent word
that he would never borrow from
me' again.. But id .less than a- month
his nian. came bac'k, saying that his
boss ttoillt} like, .to hire, something.
He didn't wani id ,borrow, you un
derstand, bt^ btftj.^ That, .shows how
hard it Is 'tb hr.eak away.from the
borrowing habiV^' After that ex
perience I bought a lot! .of npw
tools and
the old ones to lend
But the neighbors who fall out
through^ their borrowing and lend
ing are few. Some people are
hard to get along with, no matter
how good you may be to thme.—
Farm Journal.
"Along tho KennebeC" a New
Engiand comedy, comes to Bowbells
on Monday evening, December 9th.
The piece is now in Its third suc
cessful season and has met with
popular approval wherever pre
sented, and has been used as a
text by ministers in their sermons.
The play is full of comedy hits.
It is comedy that a girl or woman
can laugh at and not blush at the
same time. The burlesque duel
scene in the third act between Zeke
Dasher and Bunllck Tubbs Is said
to be one scream from Btart to fin
ish and five other comedy charac
ters keep the audience In a happy
frame of mind. All special acen
ery Is carried for the production,
and it is said to be strictly a scenic
reproduction from first act to last.
Some pleasing singing and charac
er specialities are introduced dur
ing the action of tho piece, and
"Along the Kennebec" sends its
audience go home feeling pleased
and satisfied that "Along the Ken
nebec" had been in town.
U. B. Kundiger of Carter town
ship passed through Bowbells Tues
day afternoon on his way home
from the John Auffarth place east
of the city where he had purchased
a cow and was taking the animal
home. In talking to The Tribune
he informed us that he was unable
to buy any dairy cattle in the vi
cinity of his farm for less than $60
and that he considered himself ex
ceedingly fortunate in persuading
Mr. Auffarth to part with one of.
his herd for $40. On the way
through town Mr. Kundiger was
offered $5 and $10 for his bargain
by several people, but he refused
all offers and as far as we know
got home all right with the bovine.
Cattle are about) as high now in
Burke county aa they have ever
been, and it is nothing new to see
good milkers bring from $50 to
$00 each.
Albert Ihm, for the past 13 years
one of the prominent farmers of
near Coteau, this week sold his en
tire holdings here, including his
farm, his horses and farm machin
ery, as well as everything else that
he owned except his clothes, and
left Wednesday night for his old
home at Barnardsville, New Jersey,
where he will spend the winter with
his parents and other relatives. He
expects to return to Bowbells next
spring and from here will go up in
to Canada to look up a suitable
piece of land to file on. Mr. Ihm
has not visited at his old home
since leaving there some over 14
years ago, and he thought it about
time to see the old folks before he
settled down in a new location.
diaries Wales, for several years
publisher of the Portal Internation
al, but who sold out early last
spring to the Hoyt boys and has
since been travelling for the Amer
ican Press Association, waa in the
city Tuesday afternoon looking af
ter the interosts of his firm. While
residing at Portal Mr. Wales made
frequent visits to this city and made
many friends here who were glad
to meet and greet him when he
made Bowbells on this trip. We
learn that he has filed on a home
stead in the Borthold reservation
and that he will construct a dwell
ing house on same and reside there
next summer.
S. L. Corey, better known as
"Mooney", has gone into the hide
and butchering business, as is evi
denced by an ad in this issue of
Tho Tribune. He offers to go out
anywhere with his own tools to do
slaughtering of beef and guarantees
a good job at a reasonable price.
He Is also in a position to buy hides
at highest market prices.
Bismarck, N. D„ Dec. 4.—When
Harry Hamilton stepped from the
door of the North Dakota, peniten
tiary at noon today he was immed
iately arrested by Parole Officer F.
E. Erickson of Illinois and will be
taken east on a late train tonight.
Hamilton had just completed serv
ing a seven and one-half year sen
tence for holding up and robbing a
sheriff in Ward county seven years
ago. He was allowed some time
off his sentence for good behavior.
He is wanted by the, Illinois auth
orities for breaking parole, as he
was released there after having
served all but ohe year of a sen
tence imposed after he ha'd been
convicted of grand larceny. The
arrest was hot a surprise to Hamil
ton, afg the parole officer had been
here for two days waiting for him
and he had been informed of what
was going to happen.
Girl wanted for general house
work.—Mrs. T. O. Hunter.
Wilow City, N. D., Dec. 2.—
Lighting a match after her clothes
had become saturated with gaso
line while carrying a gasoline atove
from one room to another, Mrs.
Edwin Duff was burned to death
at her home near this city.
The gaBoline stove had given her
some trouble before the acclde&t,
some of the oil dropping to the pan
and becoming ignited. She car
ried the stove out of doors and ex
tinguished the blaze. While bring
ing the stove back in again a con
siderable quantity of the oil was
poured onto her dress, and when
she attempted to relight it, there
was an explosion and she was at
once enveloped in flames. Her
clothing was entirely burned off,
and her mouth and throat were
seared by the fiames.
She leaves her husband and four
A gentleman who was a stranger
to tho usual throng stepped up to
the mahogany, ordered a New Or
leans fizz, and, reaching in his
pocket, pulled forth a live toad and
placed it on the bar.
"For the love of Mike," yelled
the man next to his. "Why the
"That toad plays a Btar part in
a system that I have used in many
years with great success," replied
the gentleman.
"Spring It," Bhouted the mob.
"Well you see I take my little
friend toad and place him on the
mahogany in front of me and order
my drink. I take my drink and
then order another and sometimes
another, and perhapB then another.
I look at my toad, and 1£ there is
only one toad there I stay and en
joy a few more rounds. As soon
as there are two toads there lmltead
of one I go home. I have never
yet stayed until there were three.
That's my syBtem. Well, don't
mind if I do. A little more of the
same, please.'—Philadelphia Rec
Emil Christianson, formerly a
prominent citizen of Burke county,
but who is now living on a half
section homestead and pre-emption
near Bow Island. Sask., arrived in
Bowbells last week and will visit
here unti after Christmas with
friends. In talking with The Trib
une the fore part of the week he
informed us that his brother, An
drew, also formerly of Burke coun
ty, was not at North Yakima, Wash.,
as an item in this paper published
several weekB ago would make it
appear, but instead had moved to
North Bend, Oregon., A letter re
ceived recently by Emil from his
brother gives information that An
drew had just recently purchased
a tract of land in the vicinity ot
North Bend, and wa3 getting ready
to set out 3000 strawberry plants.
These are usually set out in the
fall in the west. The letter fur
ther stated that roseB were In bloom
all over and that everything looked
"Along the Kennebec", a New
England comedy drama, now In Its
third successful season, will be pro
duced at the Opera House, Monday
evening, Dec. 9th. Tho play is
"Tho Old Homestead", "Shore Ac
res" and "York State Folks", and
deals entirely with country life.
Plays of this naturo are deserved
ly popular, inasmuch as they are
clean and wholesome and leave a
good taste in the mouth. They
usually illustrate some good moral
principle without descending to the
oftimes morbid sensationalism of
the melodrama or the soulharrow
ing incidents of the problem play.
"Along the Kennebec" is said to
have met with great favor where
ever produced, and much interest
will be taken in the presentation
of the play in this city. All spe
cial scenery Is carried for the pro
Right-of-way man G. L. Scott of ....
Minot, who has spent the past few
months in this city in the employ
of the Great Northern Railway Co.
getting title to land through which
the new road is being constructed,
tells The Tribune that he will con
elude his work here In a day or
two and return to his home. .. He
is the last employee of the Great
Northern to leave this city.
There will be a program and
basket social at the Bystedt school
house on Friday evening, December
20, commencing at seven o'clock p.
m. Everybody is cordially .invited
to attend and a jolly good time is
promised all who come.
Phone No. 114 for wash ioe.

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