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WYOBRASKA HISTORY

DESTINATIONS

Weather

Nine-Year-Old Struck By Lightning

On a farm west of Hartington last Thursday occurred something that does not often happen that way. A storm was coming up and a boy about nine went out to throw the windmill out of gear. The lightning struck the mill...

Mystery

Monstrous Chicken Killing Spiders

Monstrous spiders, of a dark green hue, have appeared in Nemaha County. They are so large that they prey on chickens, killing the fowls in most cases. In many ways they resemble the tarantula.
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Crime

Jacob Schmear Attacks Three Children

After running amuck with an axe and seriously injuring his three children here early Friday, Jacob Schmear, 70, committed suicide by hanging.

Community

Body of Rancher Found In Lake

The body of W. A. Fiesterman, a well-to-do rancher who lived about 35 miles north of Oshkosh, was found Monday in a lake near his home. The body had been weighted down with a heavy iron fastened around the neck with a strap.

HISTORIC CRIMES

Lyman Mexican Shot to Death as Outcome of Argument Thursday

Patrocio Estorga, 43, Mexican resident of North Lyman, died at 11:50 Friday morning at a Scottsbluff hospital from wounds received when he was shot through the head at 4 a.m. by Nicolas Garcia, 23, following an argument at Estorga's home in the sugar factory colony just north of the Lyman city limits...

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