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J. F. Jones vs. John Martin
Source: New Ulm Review (MN) May 11, 1892; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman

Local News.
At Redwood Falls, J. F. Jones, a wheat buyer, has brought a $10,000 damage suit against John Martin, a wealthy farmer, for permanent injury received from a kick during a quarrel over a wheat deal. Jones attempted to draw a revolver and Martin kicked him in self defense.

Source: Morning Star (Rockford, IL) Thursday, April 14, 1892; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman

St. Paul, April 13.-An Indian was in the city Wednesday investigating the right of his sister to secure a divorce after the manner of the "pale faces." This is a novel case, from the fact that there is no record of an Indian asking for a divorce, at least so far as application to the civil laws is concerned. He was advised to go to the nearest state court, which in this case is New Ulm. He stated that his sister had married a fearless warrior, who deserted her the next day and has not since returned to his tepee. The deserted woman has some property in her town right which she wants to keep from the interference of her unfaithful husband and be free to make such future alliance as she shall desire.

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