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Local Jottings

Two Blurbs About Geiger Murder

Source: The Evening Review (Spokesman), June 27, 1885, page 3


Sheriff Whittier has an idea there is something in the report of the shooting north of us. If the Indians have continued their depredations some organization should be effected whereby punishment could be meted out to the red devils.


The Colfax Gazette says that Dr. Penfield and Harry Gordon were fired upon last Saturday evening, while returning from a fishing expedition, by the same Indians mixed up in the killing of Geiger. How is this, gentlemen, have you been enjoying a little excitement without letting the local papers know of it?


Transcribed by: Troy Kirby, Graduate Candidate, Department of Physical Education, Eastern Washington University, December 2005