Murder End Of Dispute Over Room
Williston, N.D., June 7—As the result of a dispute over the cost of a night's lodging, George Kozocar, a homesteader near Opheim, Mont., is dead and Joseph Pappe is in the Valley county jail at Glasgow charged with his murder.
Pappe and a companion spent the night at the homesteader's shack and are said to have refused payment for their lodging. In the dispute which followed, Pappe secured Kozocar's own rifle from his shack and shot him, the victim dying instantly. Pappe and his companion drove away, leaving the body in the yard.
The county officials were notified and the arrests took place. The accused man and his victim are both Romanians.
Bismarck Tribune, 6/7/1917