Josiah Mooso

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Josiah Mooso - Interest inj Story of Old Man. a Panned There...
Interest inj Story of Old Man. a Panned There is one more anti-Mormon light in Josiah Mooso of Winlield. Mr. Mooso is ?8 years of age. eVurs ami years ago the Mormons stole his wife and babe a .id he has been their inplac-able enemy ever since. fl A few yearn ago two Mormon elders came to Win-field to preach their doctrine and Josiah Mouso organized a crusade that drove them out with an Injunction never to return. Last year hearing that the old man was dead they came again. l!lf,. tllul' ,,.iiDC.l Ikn 1 Z w w.c .... , I ne was ahve and retreated. Hearing again that he was dead they returned this year and the fight is on. Mr. Mooso is now GS years old and he has had a remarkable life. He is a typical frontiersman and most of his long life has been spent among the stirring scenes preceding and during the struggle of the white man for supremacy on the plains. At one time he spoke nearly every Indian languae and he knew and understood the redmen aa well or better than any other white man. The Indians feared and respect- I ed him and he had a wonderful influ ence over these untamed spirits of what was then known as the Great American ! desert. In the capacity of scout and guide he learned every cow path between the Missouri and the great divide and it was this experience which got him into trouble with the Mormons. 1 Fifty or sixty years ago when Brig-j ham Young's party passed through jlowa to found their colony at Salt Lake .they employed Mooso to pilot them across the desert. He fell in love with I the daughter of a Mormon who had : promised her to en elder in the church and married her. They stole her from him afterwards or, in other wods, ban-i ished him and kept her at Salt Lake j City. He hates Mormonisin since and the fight he is now making at Winfield is both exciting and interesting. ,

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  1. The Wichita Beacon,
  2. 13 Jul 1899, Thu,
  3. Page 5

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