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Good Ol' Days

Series: Good Old Days | Story 27

8 Years Ago

From the Colfax Gazette, Friday, January 14, 1898

A Disgraceful Act

The duty of chronicling as deplorable an affair as was the tragedy enacted at the Whitman county court house in the early hours of Saturday morning is a painful one to The Gazette. As coldblooded as was the murder of Orville Hayden on that dark Octover night, it was not mroe brutal than the crime enacted in the early hours of Saturday, when Chadwick Marshall was made to pay the penalty of either his guilt or indiscretion at the rope's end, by a self constituted mob. But for the cleverness and boldness of the man...


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