Good Ol' Days
August 10, 2023
125 Years Ago
From the Colfax Gazette, August 12, 1898
DODGED A SAND BAG
Cy. Neel's Narrow Escape From a Knock Out Blow
Life of the Thug Saved Only By the Failure of a Cartridge to Explode
Cy. Neel, the well-known sheep man, had a narrow escape from a sandbag Tuesday night, and incidentally the thug who swung it at him escaped with his life only because of a defective cartridge which failed to fire. About 11 o'clock Mr. Neel was returning to the city from North Colfax. The night was dark, and as he crossed the wagon bridge near the residence of Wm. Codd and turne...