Good Ol' Days
April 7, 2022
125 Years Ago
From the Colfax Gazette, Friday, April 9, 1897
LEFT LEG BROKEN
Tramp Tries to Steal a Ride with Disastrous Results.
Thursday evening of last week a man named Steward was brought to the city on the O. R. & N. train, and taken to St. Ignatius hospital, with the bones of his left leg broken below the knee. He had been picked up near Tilma, on the Coeur d'Alene branch of the O. R. & N. railway.
The trainsmen say that Steward, as the train was passing him at a lively rate, seized the hand railing on one of the passing cars and attempted to get o...