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THE NEBRASKA INDEPENDENT.
Jan. 7 1897.
Henry Zelurong Tires of This Wotld
and Takes His Own
BODY POUND IN THE MORNING
The Cause of the Bash Act Not
Definitely Known-His Wife
Went to Attend a Me ting.
Henry Zehrung committed tiuicide by
hanging hiinrolf to u rafter in the hay
loft of hit) barn last night sometime be
tween the hours of 8 p. m. and 3 a. in.
Last night at about 8 o'clock Henry
Zehrung procured hiH hat, coat and cane
preparatory to leaving his home at 'J40
C street, telling his family that he was
going to attend a meeting of wall paper
men some place down town and would
not return until about 10 o'clock.
Mr. Zehruug evinced no evidence of
despondency or trouble, and it was not
until 1 o'clock this morning that Ihh
continued absence aroused the fears of
hia family for his safety. At that hour
Mr. Meyer of the Standard Glass and
Paint Co., and Mr. Zehrung's son
started in search of the missing
man. They hun,ted in every
place down town where he might pos
sibly be detained and returned to the
residence about 2:30 o'clock. In a
quandry Mr. Meyer inquired if they had
looked about the barn, thinking
that perhaps Mr. Zehrung had
met some mishap while car
ing for his horse, an animal he , had
purchased but a short time ago.
On this suggestion the two young
men lighted a lantern and proceeded to
look about the barn. When they ap-
prouched the door they found the pad
lock hooked in the staple with the clasp
hanging down, the key still in the, pad
lock. On trying the door it was tonnd
that it was fastened on the inside by
a hook. They proceeded to the
large door of the buggy shed which they
pried open after considerable work, this
door being fastened shut with a cross
bar. The searchers entered, and finding
no trace of the lost, proceeded, lantern
in hand, to the hay loft above. When
thoy reached the head of the ladder they
were panic-stricken by the sight of Mr.
Zehrung's body suspended from a rafter
in the center of the ceiling, ihey re
treated to th 3 house and alarmed the
neighborhood with the intelligence of
their awful discovory.
The police were notified and went in
the patrol wagou to Sheriff Trompen's
residence, the sheriff accompanying them
to the scene of the suicide.
Mr?. Zehrung was prostrated with
grief and the patrol wagon was sent for
a physician to attend her. Dr. Muir ar
rived and succeeded in reviving and
Mr. Zehrung had evidently gone very
deliberately about his task of removing
himself from this life. A lamp well filled
with oil but not lighted was sitting near
the head of the ladder leading to the
loft. Whether he had used this lamp in
preparing thenooseis not known, but as
darkness must have enveloped the barn
early on a foggy evening like that of
yesterday, it is probable that shortly
before supper he prepared the rope by
the light of the lamp, afterwards extin
guishing the light and carefully placing
the lamp by the entrance.
The body was hanging about three
feet from the rafter, tne feet coming
within about that distance of the floor.
A ladder was leaning against the brace
to which the rope was tied, and the un
fortunate man's cane and hat lay upon
the floor at the foot of the same. The
ladder belonged down stairs and he had
evidently carried it up for the fatal as
cension. The brace to which the rope
was tied was a 1 x 4 board about four
feet long nailed across the angle of the
gabled rafters, and its weakness would
indicate that the suicide had not al
lowed his body to drop any distance,
death resulting from strangulation. The
neck was not broken, und his spectacles
were still covering his now sightless eyes.
The features were not greatly distorted
and the body hung as though but slight
struggles had accompanied death. . j
Many rumors as to the cause of the
suicide are prevalent, but the facts are
that at present nothing but guesses can
be made. It seems that Mr. Zehrung has
been somewhat pressed for ready cash in
his business, but whether there was any
immediate cause for desperate measdO-es
is not known.
Deceased wasa Nebraska pioneer, and
has made Lincoln bis home for a num
ber of years. At one time years ago he
lived in Cuming county, where he served
a term or two as county treasurer and
also represented that district in the state
senate. Ho was of a cheorful disposition
and somewhat retiring in his impulses.
His friends say that he was among those
whom they would last suspect of suicidal
The coroner sn mm on ed a jury, com
prising Messrs. William H. Traver, J. R.
Webster, J. II. MMurtry, Q. R. Kim-
mer, Frank McCook and R. R. Chap
Prolific of Explanation.
Columns of explanation are being of
fered in regard to the recent bank fail
ures in Chicago and the northwest,
Even Comptroller Eckels takes pains to
assure the country that these failures
"are due to local causes," and that they
possess "no general significance." If
Mr. Bryan had been elected these busi
ness troubles would have been ascribed
to that fact, but as the bankers' candi
date was successful, the single gold
standard crowd is being put to its wits'
end to explain. It caunot be denied
that the volume of explanation is ample,
but it is a fact that all kinds of explaua
' lions are given except the right bne.
Mr. Eckels studiously avoids any ref
erence to the effect of the appreciation of
jrold and its effect on values in dealing
with these bank failures. He asserts
that the causes are "local," but when
the same class of causes exists in many
different localities, they become nationa
in their influence. It can be assumed
without much dangertbat the great ma
ority of eastern people, ana among-
ithem many bankers, know little or noth
lag about the deadly effects of a reduc
tion of the volume of ultimate money on
niics aud values. If they did they
I" ,j . naourtnin nnil fullv 8IIre-
1 I . L ..... fuln ru.
(iate tne reai c""
Financial lawsnre qnrn..Mru,n.
-1. .... u nutmnl lnvrn and
n tneir " .
those who ruu ciunier iu w " -tflintoget
hurt. The displntiin-iit of
silver as a money 01 omnium -.-.,.-
mHiiiw III BtOCK OI I II nul l"
money one-balf, in round numbers, an-.
1 1 .. .. m. U I 111 U t I tl IT
now prices anu mu
themselves. The proc iim umi
slowly on for years. A ages, the price o.
farm proaucw unu mr piuuutm ui
A land values have all depre
ciated under the grind of the gold stand
ard. Koclty Mountain .ien.
j;,. 1 1 Von th pauper, Christ:
!... n v.; tli Mammon, up with Man.
H, in !-, li", will you heed?
IW 1 m re like beasts of prev.
Tnrn fr;n ual (Mines and greed.
Lei it- IhhI 11 nobler way.
1'inui 1 in- ui 11 1. -1 111 1 lies of old,
l f us nirti.- tin whole world free.
llnvvii nidi kiiiysiind priests and gold,
Up twili C.nJ, Humanity.
l,ut fur gum breeds hate and crime.
a- i:t rush it while wecan.
Let us bring the better time.
Down with Mammon, up with Man. .
It I Time.
In this age, when gold is king,
Seated on a brazen throne;
When 'tis thought the proper thing,
To vote men by what they own,
When the brute is more and more
And the spirit less and less;
When the world is lorded o'er
By corruption and excess;
It is time that men of worth
Boldly step into the van
With this cry to all the earth:
Down with Mammon, up with Man.
We have seen the idler feast,
While the toiler lacked for bread,
We have seen the king and priest
Rob the living and the dead;
We have seen the thief arrayed
In the purple robes of state,
While the honest man was made,
To beg succor at his gate.
It has ever been the same
Since the reign of wealth began.
Let us stop the sickening game.
Down with Mammon, up with Man.
Earth is far too wise and old
For a lordling or a slave;
For to heed a crown of gold
On the forehead of a knave;
Far too old for war and hate;
Old enough for brotherhood;
Wise enough to found a state,
Where men seek each other's good.
We have worked for self too long.
Let us try a better plan;
Let us work to lift the throng.
Down with Mammon, up with Man.
Many of the brightest, best,
Of the earth were counted poor.
Some possessed not where to rest;
Others toiled and hardship bore.
Homer,, at the dawn of Greece,
Sung and begged from day to day.
Buddha, born with palaces,
Flung as baubles all away.
Wealth is by the devil prized.
God has cursed it with a ban.
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Slippers, Felt Boots,
German Socks and
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Odd Lots of Ladies', Misses''
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On Our Regular Line of
BOOTS And SHOES
During This Sale.
Fred Schmidt & Bro
921 O ST' OPP, POSTOFF1CE, LINCOLN, NEB.
To the. Honorable Senators and
Representatives of the Nebraska
Legislature Now in Session
If it be your intention to furnish and Occupy a
house in our city daring the present session, we fee
justified in saying that you can find no better place in
Lincoln in which to supply your wants in the carpet
and drapery line than in our cat pet department.
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to be found here.
Our carpet department is well worth a visit, as it
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about one-third of the entire second floor.
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are all first class and expeVts in thejr line. We can
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found here, including Wilton, Axminster, Moquette,
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mm Mm (go's
January Cost Sale I
MONDAY, January 4, 1897.
$60,000 worth of
Fine Clothing, Hats, Caps
and Underwear at Cost
$20,000 worth of
Odd Suits, Overcoats,
Children's Clothing, Boy's
and Overcoats at
One-Half Price-50c on the Dollar
This sale embraces ail of our Men's Boys' and Children's Clothing, Hats,
Caps and Underwear.
We are over-stocked and must lower this stock $20,000 within the next
thirty days and to do this we will give you prices never before seen in Lincoln.
Improve this opportunity to get yon a suit or overcoat at wholesale price or less
EUlfJG CLOTHING CO.,
1115-1117 0 St.
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