Good Ol' Days
January 26, 2023
125 Years Ago
From the Colfax Gazette, Friday, January 28, 1898
HE IS A BIG GERMAN
Chief of Police Asked about a Swindler from Colfax.
Gives His Name As Henry Bahrs, But Some Think He is F.H. Becker.
Chief of Police Mackay is puzzling over the following letter received a few days ago from Ned E. Farmer of 762 Howard street, San Francisco. Many here imagine that the big German referred to is F.H. Becker, whose disappearance from this city, leaving his creditors in the lurch, was explained last week by THE GAZETTE. The letter is addressed to the chief of police her...