Early Days in Kansas

Early Days in Kansas

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1912 edition. Excerpt: ...of Emporia, wife of Rev. G. C. Morse, were distractedly weeping over his bloody remains. Mrs. Morse came up from Emporia by stage only the day before on her first visit to her sister since her marriage, and before sunrise the next morning was destined to witness one of the most brutal and savage butcheries ever perpetrated in a Christian land. The guerrillas called on Judge Carpenter about sunrise and wanted water. He had a fine well close by his house and drew water for the men and their horses till all had enough and then they coolly turned their revolvers and commenced shooting. Wounded at the first fire, he ran into the house followed by the hellhounds, shooting at every step, through several doors, while his blood spurting from his wounds stained the door frames. Down in the cellar he fled in the vain hope of escape, followed by his shrieking wife and her sister, as well as the fiends bent on his murder There he fell upon the cellar bottom, and his devoted wife and her sister threw themselves upon his body in the vain hope of shielding him from further violence. But no. The fiends coolly lifted the dresses of the shrieking ladies so as to uncover his head, and discharged bullet after bullet till he was dead. By some means they failed to burn the bouse of their victim, and it still remains to remind me whenever I pass it of the horrible tragedy. Mrs. Carpenter was almost distracted with Brief, and returned to her former avocation as a teacher. But time, a great soother, came to her relief, and after many years of widow-hood, she became the wife of Hon. John C. Rankin, of Quenemo, Osage county--late county treasurer of that county and a success ful farmer and business man. Perhaps I am dwelling on the particulars of this great...show more

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  • Paperback | 74 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 150g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236569679
  • 9781236569677