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Gold Old Days: October 24, 2019


October 24, 2019

125 years ago

The Commoner

October 26, 1894

William Hildreth, the man who was sent over from Farmington to await trial on the charge of malignant assault upon Marshal A. J. Price of that city, got off with great ease, considering the seriousness of his offense. It appears that all the parties who would have been witnesses for the state in the case, united in sending a petitioning letter to Judge Sullivan asking that Hildreth be permitted to plead to simple assault. The letter was to the effect that the witnesses did not believe Hildreth intended to shoot at the...

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