Then Julia Hoff

Peltier Not Quite Hanged

Bismarck—Joe Peltier, the half-breed, under sentence of death for the murder, with two companions, of a merchant and his daughter in Bottineau county, this state, a year ago, and who was to have been hanged did not pay the death penalty. On Feb. 1, an appeal in his case was taken to the supreme court, which acted as a stay of execution, but the attorneys in the case forgot to have the warden of the penitentiary notified of this action and preparations were all made for the execution, when someone woke up and had the clerk of court wire the warden official notice of the appeal.

Turtle Mountain Star, 2/18/1909

Jail Delivery

Posted 02/02/2015