They have peculiar ideas of justice in Wells county
, says the New Rockford Transcript
. An inhuman wretch by the name of Stout was arrested charged with rape upon the person of his 13 year old daughter. A preliminary hearing was had, and the justice found plenty of evidence to assure him the prisoner was guilty and bound him over to district court. The bond was fixed at $250, and the prisoner was let out on his own recognizance to get a bond, and apparently hasn't found it yet, and the sheriff has since been unable to find him.
Jamestown Alert, 6/17/1897