Negro Had Rights.
Minot.—It took the jury ten minutes to agree on a verdict of not guilty in the case of the State vs. Gust McLarn at Towner. McLarn, who is a negro, was charged with assault with a dangerous weapon on one of the brakemen on a Soo passenger train. The cutting was established and was admitted by the defendant, and the brakeman has sustained a severe wound, but the jury found that he had the right to use the knife to prevent his being ejected from the moving train and were satisfied that McLarn acted in self-defense.
Turtle Mountain Star, 8/17/1911