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Her schools are good as can be found
In any other place
They'll head them in the race.
Her soil is sought, I do aver,
By thirty states, or more,
Have landed on her shore,
Of all the states that ere have been,
Since we from Britain's yoke was free, The state of Kansas leads the van,
As you will plainly see.
TIIE BURNING AND SACKING OF LAWRENCE BY
QUANTRELL THE GUERRILLA CHIEFTAIN.
HE annexed view of Lawrence in 1863,
during the inhuman and barbarous raid
of the rebels under Quantrell, is taken from a drawing and sketch given by one who miraculously escaped the scorching flames, bloody knife, and fatal ball of the raiders. A very brief sketch was collected by historians and passed into history, but the true picture of the scene has never been depicted, -perhaps never will be.
The massacre of Lawrence appears in the minds of the young men of to-day as an idle tale, not as a real, cold-blooded murdering, done by American sons—men who received their education under the stars and stripes, which waves one destiny. A community would expect nothing else of the untamed, blood-thirsty savages, only to attack defenseless families and towns, shoot and tomahawk on the spot, or satiate their wild, uncivilized mind by torturing with slow fire, and aggravating their prisoners with their wild dance and hideous yells; but it seems almost incredible that American sons, nurtured under this government, schooled in its free institutions of learning, should do such diabolical deeds! But, nevertheless, it is true, as all of the ablest generals who raised their fratricidal hands, and uttered the vilest threats against our country, were West Point graduates! It nurtured the vipers that were to open their mouths and hiss out the envenomed poison that was to fill the dense