Clad In Nightclothing Walks Miles Thru Snow
Crazed by drink, Charles Gruman, a wealthy farmer residing six miles south of Oriska drove his wife out of their farm home at an early hour Saturday morning, compelled her to run three miles through the snow to a neighbor's, clad in nothing but her night clothes.
Gruman is said to have been having more or less marital troubles in recent months, and the trouble Friday night came as the result of a protracted spree. Becoming incensed, for some reason, Gruman it is said to have made an attack upon his wife when he came into the house at two o'clock in the morning.
Mrs. Gruman had retired for the night, but her fear of her husband's attack, ran out into the night, and started for a neighbor's. A three mile walk was necessary before shelter was reached, and the woman was nearly exhausted by the time she had reached help.
The neighbors telephoned the sheriff at Valley City, and Saturday morning Gruman was arrested and brought to town. He was arraigned before Judge I. J. Moe Saturday afternoon, and was bound over under peace bonds of $1,000.
Valley City Times-Record, 3/27/1913