Wm Stout

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Wm Stout - ., Tho Eeconstructed'J.in Arkansas-- Arkansas--...
., Tho Eeconstructed'J.in Arkansas-- Arkansas-- Arkansas-- - ' Cold-Blooded Cold-Blooded Cold-Blooded Murder; v r - ; 'Rev. Wm. Stout, of the M. E. Church, was shot and killed en the 4th iait., at Dover Pope county. f Father Stout was uearly three score yeare and ten when he met his cruel fate. He waB revered by all good men for his unblemished character, humble piety and uncompromising loyalty.- loyalty.- . . . " V He was a member of the Convention ' two years ago that organized the Tree State Gov , ernment, abolished slavery, repudiated the rebel debt, etc-, etc-, etc-, .and afterwards i served at State Senator in the Legislature. At the time of his death he was County Clerk, and ' it was while engaged in his office that he was assassinated at nine o'clock p. if. on the day ' mentioned. He was shot ia the back of the head, with ball and buckshot, through 6 crack ' in the wall just large enough to admit a cinglv ' barrelled gun. ' ' This makes the third murder of county ofV ficials in Pope county within a few weeks, the Sheriff and Deputy Sheriff having been pre ' viouBlj despatched.,. .' . . . We must confess this is rather a summary way of disposing of Union' men and officers of the present Uyal State government, which the rebels are now trying so hard to accomplish, and is fully in accordance with their favorite doctrine of extermination. It islain, however, however, that there is a point when' forbearance ceases to be a virtue and something must and ' will be done to protect the lives of Union men. Fort Smith Era. ' ' '"

Clipped from The Osage County Chronicle06 Jan 1866, SatPage 1

The Osage County Chronicle (Burlingame, Kansas)06 Jan 1866, SatPage 1
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