A BAD SWEDE.
Fargo, July 23.—A special to the Argus from Lake Park says suspicion rests on John Ellis, a Swede, fifty-three years old, for murdering his wife and he is now under arrest. He reported that she hung herself during his absence but the neighbors did not believe it and it was found he was in prison in Sweden ten years for killing a man there. He came to Minnesota five years ago with his daughter leaving his wife in the old country. He is said to cohabited with the daughter until his wife came here, two years later. A boy three years old is the result of this. Circumstances are said to be developing rapidly around the accused. The coroner was summoned before the burial of the wife but did not hold an inquest.
Bismarck Daily Tribune, 7/25/1884