Ran Car Over Woman Whose Hand He Asked; Simple Assault
Dickinson, N. D., July 14.—Fred Dubeau, a farm hand who so loved his wealthy widowed employer, Mrs. Ernest Forrester, proprietress of a ranch near Belfield, that when she would not give him her hand he beat her over the head with an automobile spring, threw her from the car in which they were riding, drove the car up and down over her prostrate body, then proceeded to her home and set the ranch on fire, was found guilty in district court at Beach, of assault and battery. The assault was made May 23, 1918. Mrs. Forrester recovered from her injuries, which it seemed at first must be fatal. Dubeau's defense was that the woman shot him prior to the assault.
Bismarck Tribune, 7/14/1919