Indian Raid, Decatur Co. Kansas

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Indian Raid, Decatur Co. Kansas - THE ODIAX REVOLT. The aiaasarre In Decatur...
THE ODIAX REVOLT. The aiaasarre In Decatur County, Kansaii. H .\Y8 CITY , Kas., Oct. 4.—Twenty-five dead bodies were brought In last night to Buffalo SUtion, 60 miles'west of here, the result of Tuesday's fight lo: miles north of Buffalo. Twenty of the dec^sed were cattle cattle men, and entire strangers to all who viewed them, while five were recognized as settlers. After killing their victims the Indians Indians continued their course north, taking with them every horse and ponyiwithin a range 0 (20 miles. The band struck a stream called Prairie Dog, 40 miles north o( the ivansas. Pacific Road, killing the herders that were herding horses and cattle, and settler* as they came on to them. Thirty- three de id bodies were found yesterday by their pursuers in Decatur County, In the, Prairie Dog region. This was evidently the work of the last band that crossed the road on Tuesday last. Ifo one has been able to learn the names of any of yesterday's dead. A later dispatch regarding the savage work in Decatur County, says the depredritincs were (ound to be even worse and more sickening sickening than at first reported. The (ollowiog are tne .names o( the killed, ravished and wounded: Mr. Humphrey, o( Illinoi!', and two sons killed, white another son will die (romhfs wounds; Mr. Lanlgand three FODS killed, while the most sbame(ul crimes wei e committed upon the persons of Mr ^i. I.anlg and her three daughters, after which tie ladies were placed In one comer of the room and straw pUed upon the dead bodies o( the (atberand brothers and set fire to. From: this smoke and darkness the ladies made tbclr escape, running eiuht miles without a stitcti o( clothing upon upon them. . Mr. Smith was killed; Mr. West(all and two sons killed and Mrs. Westfall Westfall dangerously wounded, but will recover; Mr. Kelt, Mr. Abernathy, Mr. Tull, Mr. Evans and 3fr. Kelly were all killed; Mr. Voung died o{ his wounds. P. Walter* o( New York, and Mr. Wright o( IllinoiK, are missing and suppMcd to be killed. Two- young ladies were stripped o( their clothing ; and ravished In the most brutal manner by' 13 of the red devib. The ladles were named ; Evans, latcodlllnoU; they will recover. Mr. KeKer, who was wounded, will recover. The bodies o( eight children were (ound on the prairie Friday by a scout.

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  1. The Iola Register,
  2. 12 Oct 1878, Sat,
  3. Page 1

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