GUMMER GOES FREE
North Dakota Farmer Acquitted of the Charge of Murder.
Hillsboro, N. D., Feb 12.—The jury in the case of Morris Gummer, who for the past week has been on trial for the murder of Theodore Olin of Minneapolis, brought in a verdict of not guilty. Gummer is a well known farmer, residing near the city. For the past few years he has been driven to desperation by the thefts of hoboes who flock to the state during harvest time. He detected Olim in the act of robbing his garden and demanded that he accompany him to the village jail. Olim started to run, when Gummer fired, killing him.
Jamestown Weekly Alert, 2/17/1898