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Kalispell - "the Suez j II "will to win" George Nesthus,...
"the Suez j II "will to win" George Nesthus, 51, was held in county jail today while Sheriff Williams investigated the shooting of J. B. Brown, 84, at, Elkhorn, miles east of Boulder. The shooting yesterday occurred at a cabin occupied by the two who had been engaged in prospect- Prospector is Held For Investigation Of Fatal Shooting Boulder, Mont., May 4 -- /P. ing and mining in this area for several years. Sheriff Williams said Nesthus' account of the killing was mcoher-j ent and provided no clue to the of the tragedy. Today the prospector prospector refused to discuss it. The sheriff said: Nesthus appeared at the home F. J. Dawe, about a mile 1 from the sink- "of the pub- cabin and told Mrs. Dawe he had killed Brown. ' [city hospital to Gucsts at the Dawe home took; Nesthus to a neighboring ranch and notified the sheriff. He, with Coroner Kyle H, Scott found Brown had been shot in the back with a 30-30 rifle. A cross been carved in his forehead with knife. Brown had been n Montana resident resident for 50 years, living "most .of time "in the Elkhorn vicinity. His only known survivor is a sister, whose name is unknown here, but who i* presumed to live in Butlc, Nesthus has been an Elkhorn resident for 10 years, Little is^ known about him except thai his father lives" in Norway.

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  1. The Daily Inter Lake,
  2. 04 May 1940, Sat,
  3. Page 1

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