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simply immense. He is not dis
comfit ted in the least by the position-he is in and spends his time in jail whistling and sing ing as merrily as if he was' en joying a season of plentiful handouts. ins STORY. Bons says that he is a Belgian by birth and came to the north ern peninsula from Branch coun ty in lower Michigan. Menomi rfee was the place he struck first on his journey into this country. He came from Menominee to Iron Mountain where lie stopped a while and then made his way to Florence, Wis., where, not finding things to his taste, he jumped an ore train and arrived in Crystal Falls at about 1:30 Friday afternoon. After alight ing at Crystal Falls, he made his way up the railroad to the falls where he lay about a half an hour. Then he took the Mansfield tpick up past the Monitor mine iljie Crystal Falls miu3. He went up as far as the office at this mine, and seeing no one about, changed his mind and came back to the Great Western mino. He spent about a half hour at this mine, ho says, and then wont over to the pump near the boarding house which is occupied by the Harris family. Mrs. Chas. Harris saw him at the pump at about 3:30 (about fifteen minutes after Pearl went by) and after getting a drink he proceeded down the street where he was seen by Mrs. Harry Harris who took particular notice of him and who says that the time was 3:30. He passed on down the road and was met. about half way between Gribbles (the last house on the street) and Brooks' by Jas. Harris and his brother, who spoke to him. They say that when they got home a few steps futher on they looked at the clock to see how long they had been to town and it was just 3-30. From this time until he appeared at Brooks' for supper is a blank. He says that he went straight down tho road to Brooks', which according to the time stated by the boys would have consumed two hours and a half, which is, of course impossible, as the distance is but a few rods. It was during this time that Pearl was mur dered and circumstances point strongly- to his following her across the hill, but no one can be found who saw him east of the Western road. Could we find such a person the mystery would soon be solved. Boris appeared at the Brooks house just as tho evening meal was ready. He asked for some thing to eat and they brought him in and gave him a supper. He didn't eat much that evening and appeared slightly nervous. After supper he went down to the bridge and sat there for aibout an hour and a half. He then came up town and stood for a while on the corner of Fifth street and Superior avenue. He walked up Fifth street to M. B. McGee's whore he stopped and asked for something to eat. Supper being over he was sent along tho street and stopped at L. F. Johnson's where he made the same request. Mr. Johnson told him that if he would wait a few minutes ho (Johnson) would go down town with him and buy him a supper. Johnson went away for a minute and when hocamo back the man was gone. He was seen at several houses between there and the Shafer spur where he met a Davidson boy. Bons next proceeded to the depot where he slept in a box car Jill flight. Saturday morning he got breakfast at Margison's and then went to tho Crystal Fails mino where he stayed the most of the forenoon, returning to Hoop er's about dinner time where he got dinner, put up in a paper sack. Be went to tho bridge with this dinner and ate it there. After dinner Frankio James and his sister were going by and he joined them to pick berries. Ho wanted them to go with him over on the Blancy road, but Frank had his mind made up as to where he wanted to pick and re- fused to go. Tho next seen of s Bons was when he appeared at the Brooks house with tho pin. He hung around the scene while the searching party was there and Sheriff Waite, becoming suspici ous of the man, locked him up. Questions have been fired at him without mercy all night and day, but ho still holds to the same story. When aslced to account for tho two and a half hours, between meeting the Harris boys and the time he appeared for supper, lie has nothing to say.