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Murder at Lansing
Joseph Haney, The Oldest Pioneer, Killed a Man in Brutal Fashion Then Drowned Himself

LANSING, Ia., Sept. 2 -- Joseph Haney, aged 65, murdered William Henry, aged 80, near here this morning, by choking him and pounding his head to a jelly. Haney afterwards drowned himself.

Haney was the founder of Lansing and well known throughout the Northwest. Temporary insanity is believed to be the cause.

~source: Morning Chronicle, LaCrosse, Wisconsin; September 3, 1893, page 1, column 5
~Contributed by LA

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