Viewing Amelia Hertogs v. St. Paul Daily Globe (1890).
On February 8, 1889, the St. Paul Daily Globe published a lengthy exposé of Amelia Hertogs, a Minneapolis milliner and dressmaker. The newspaper accused her of being a "procuress," who enticed young women to work in local houses of prostitution. Mrs. Hertogs demanded a retraction, and the Globe complied. She then sued it for libel in Hennepin County District Court in March 1889. Three months later the case was tried to a jury. Judge Eli Torrance represented Mrs. Hertogs while Eugene M. Wilson represented the newspaper. The jury instructions of Judge Austin H. Young were quoted at length in newspaper accounts of the trial.