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Dakota Datebook: Hired Hand's Contract Case and Dr. E. M. Darrow


January 14, 2019

Hired Hand’s Contract Case

by Jayme L Lob

Jan. 15, 2019 — A strange court case was reported from Fargo on this day in 1904. J. H. Hanson, a hired farm hand, filed a lawsuit against his employer, Mrs. Eliza A. Francis. Hanson claimed that Francis had cheated him out of a contract, and five months worth of pay; Francis contended that the man was a lazy scoundrel that had refused to leave her farm after she had fired him for unsatisfactory work. The presiding judge, Justice Ryan, grew even more perplexed as the entire story unraveled before the court.

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