Not all the news reported in the Chicago Daily News occurred in the city limits. These out-of-town articles were printed on the front page of the June 15, 1894 issue;
“Arrest of an Impudent Forger.
Abercrombie, N.D., June 15-Andrew Hagen, a stranger, after securing three horses from Hans Galchutt on forged collaterals, went to Forman, N.D., whence he eloped with the daughter of State Senator Johnson. The pair were traced by the sheriff to a small town near Minot, N.D. The enraged father tried to shoot Hagen but was prevented by the sheriff, who took both into custody.”
Are Andrew Hagen, Hans Galchutt or the Johnsons in your family tree? What a story!
“To Exhume Mrs. Dwellinger’s Remains.
Danville, Ill., June 15.-The authorities of Warren county, Indiana, have decided to exhume the body of Mrs. Sophia Dwellinger, who, it is thought, died from drinking poison coffee. Her husband does not approve of the action and he went with a shotgun to the graveyard and threatens to shoot any one who attempts to open the grave.”
Is Mr. Dwellinger upset because he doesn’t want his late wife disturbed, or was he the one who poured the coffee?
“Pittsburg (Pa.) People Commit Suicide.
Pittsburg, Pa., June 15.- Since last night two men and one woman have killed themselves here. Last night Mrs. Mary Keims, aged 46 years, growing despondent over the absence of her husband in Germany, swallowed Paris green and died a few hours later.
Passengers on the early trains on the Castle Shannon railroad were horrified to see the body of John Warmblood, aged 70 years, hanging from a tree in Maple Grove. He was well-to-do, and no cause is assigned for the deed.
About 10 o’clock a carpenter named Tate, living on Sidney street, south side, cut his throat with a razor and died in a short time.”
It’s shocking how many suicides were in the news during this time period.
“Farmer McKinty Loses $1,500.
Galesburg, Ill., June 15-John McKinty, a wealthy farmer of Elba township, Knox county, informs the officers that he has been swindled out of $1,500 by two confidence sharks. One of them called on him and wanted to buy a farm. On their way into town they fell in with his partner. The two induced the granger to play three-card monte.”
Sharks? Sounds fishy to me.