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M. Collins Shot
Posted by: Denise Hansen (ID *****6694) Date: April 10, 2012 at 15:12:37
In Reply to: Dr Roy A. Miles Collins.1878. Hartington Cedar county, Nebraska. by Jens Holstein-Rathlou of 15646

From the Daily Nebraska Press, dated September 18, 1875:

Cold Blooded Murder Near Kearney Junction

M. Collins of That Place Shot and Instantly Killed

The Citizens Organize and Pursue the Murderers

Special Dispatch to the Omaha Herald
Kearney Junction, Neb., Sept. 17
A party of about twenty Texas herders came in last night and camped on the Platte at the bridge. During the night their horses got into the cornfield of M. Collins. He took up the horses, and this morning they came up and said they would settle. They came up town, got drunk and went back and shot Collins five times, killing him almost instantly. The citizens have organized and are in pursuit of the Texans.

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