An exciting tar and feather affair occurred at Rushville, West Nebraska, recently, a man named Iken, lawyer and land agent, being the victim. Iken had made himself disliked by a large number of settlers by getting In their confidence and then contesting their claims by means of information thus surreptitiously obtained. A number of the victims took him from his office, stripped him and applied a coat of tar and feathers. forcing him at the point of revolvers to assist to decorating himself. Iken was then marched through the streets to drums, which headed the procession. Finally, he was ordered to leave the country and proceeded to do so as soon as be he got the tar and leathers off.
National Police Gazette, July 3, 1886.