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Aug. Peter Johnson Thought People Tortured Him With Electrical Machines.

August Peter Johnson of the town of Huntsville thought that people were torturing him with electrical machines and begged then to take away the people who were hurting him. He was brought to Crokston {sp} and asked the judge to subpoena the men who were torturing him and keep them away. Several years ago he was treated by electricity and he has since become insane and imagines that everyone has an electrical machine. He was adjudged insane in the probate court and taken to Fergus Falls by Sheriff Gonyea.

Grand Forks Evening Times, 11/10/1906

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