HAUL HAY AS A PENALTY.
According to C. L. Timmerman, vice president of the First National Bank of Mandan, who has just returned from a business trip to the Standing Rock Indian reservation, an Indian judge and jury rendered a remarkable decision in the case of an Indian who sued another for the alleged alienation of his wife's affections.
Mr. Timmerman says that the trial lasted for an entire week and that many witnesses were examined. After due deliberation the jury decided for the plaintiff and the judge sentenced the defendant to haul eight loads of hay. The husband, who made the charge, was ordered to haul seven loads of hay and the squaw was ordered to sit by the roadside and keep tally on the loads of hay as they passed.
An interpreter explained to Mr. Timmerman that the court, in passing sentence, took the ground that if the husband had devoted more of his attention to making the home life of his squaw pleasant the woman would not have allowed herself to be beguiled by another.
Golden Valley Chronicle, 6/6/1907