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Good Old Days: Jan. 17, 2019


January 17, 2019

125 years ago

The Commoner, Jan. 12, 1894

The record of events in Colfax during the present week has been sensational in the extreme. The report Monday morning that Cashier Chas F. Russell of the First National Bank, had disappeared from the city, and that he was a defaulter, had spread in the business center and created general astonishment. In the midst of public conjure on those reports came another startling report - that Cashier Russell had taken laudanum with suicidal intent and was lying at the point of death in the Masonic lodg...

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