Jamestown Alert, 3/21/1895
One Jacob Aaron, a Russian, was detected last spring in attempting to burn Officer Ziskin's residence at Grand Forks through spite. He had previously burned the officer's barn. He escaped at the time, but the officers have been watching for him ever since. Last Wednesday they learned he was at Walhalla in the employ of H. A. Mayo. Chief Ryan of Grand Forks went there to arrest him. The Chief found Aaron at work in the field and read the warrant to him, but Aaron had a pitch fork and held the officer at bay. After a time he saw that capture was certain and started to run, the officer then shot him on the hip. He was taken to Walhalla and put under the doctor's care; he was not dangerously injured, and was later taken to Grand Forks. It is said that the evidence against him is so complete he will probably plead guilty.
Pioneer Express, 11/8/1895