Bio: Nichols, Milo (22 Aug. 1885)

Contact:  Crystal Wendt

Surnames: Nichols, Meacham

----Sources: Neillsville Times (Neillsville, Clark County, Wis.) 22 Sept. 1885

Nichols Again Captured

Milo Nichols, who was declared insane by a jury about two years ago and sent to the asylum, and who escaped last spring and has been hiding around his old home, threatening destruction to his family, was captured by Geo. Meacham, at the farm in West Weston last week Thursday, after a struggle in which Mr. Meacham received a rifle shot in the left leg just above the knee. Nichols appeared at the house about eleven o’clock on that day, and sent a little girl out into the field to tell Meacham that he (Nichols) wanted to see him. Meacham went to the house when Nichols told him he was going to "fix him" and leveled a Winchester rifle at him. Meacham grabbed the muzzle of the gun in time to save his life, but received the charge in the leg as above stated. He grasped Nichols by the throat and succeeded in choking him till he became helpless, when he bound the old man and brought him to town. He will be returned to the asylum.



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