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.