Bert Offley, who was acquitted of murder in the famous Bowen murder trial which stirred the entire western part of the state, recieved a letter signed "50 K.K.K." ordering him to leave the county and state within thirty days and threatening dire consequences if he did not. Offley was a constable when a party went to the Bowen home and although he was not the man who fired the shot which killed Bowen, according to witnesses, he was the first tried of several accused of the crime.
Offley lives in Bull Run township about 20 miles south of Beach. He does not expect to leave.
The Bismarck Tribune, 5-8-1922