Refusing To Heal


Says Woman's Life Threatened So He Braved Bitter Night.

Clad only in a single undergarment and in a temperature of 20 degrees below zero Andreas Lokken, twenty-two years old, fled from the farmhouse of Olaf Gutto near Bottineau to the home of neighbors to inform them that he had heard Gutto threaten to kill Mrs. Gutto while the man and his wife were quarreling.

Lokken's legs were frosted and his feet were so seriously frozen that they must be amputated.

Mrs. Gutto also ran from the house. Her only clothing a night gown she went a half mile for shelter. {sp}

Lokken says he was awakened by the voices of the quarreling couple and upon hearing threats of murder he leaped from his bedroom window into the snow and ran for help to protect the farmer's wife.

Gutto was arrested.

Oakes Times, 2/5/1914

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