China and the Allies - Vol. 1

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CHAPTER XLVIII

The escape from Ping-yuo--The Empress-Dowager's edict--A stout resistance in the Baptist Mission--Persecution and extortion--Mobbed and stripped of everything--Driven before a yelling crowd--Led to the execution ground--Interesting resemblance--Shocking death--The sad end of two American young ladies--Carried before the Temple oracle--A fearful ordeal--A wit--Treated as common criminals.

PERHAPS even more harrowing in its details is the account of the experiences of Mr. E. J. Cooper's party of missionaries in their attempt to escape from Ping-yuo, in the province of Shansi. There were in the party Mr. and Mrs. A. B. Saunders and four children; Mr. A. Jennings and Miss Guthrie, residents of Ping-yuo; Mr. and Mrs. E. J. Cooper and two children; Miss ----- and Miss -----,* from Lu- chang; and Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Glover and two children, and Miss Gates, from Lu-an.

On June 25 a friendly magistrate, who had received orders from the terrible Governor Yu-Hsien to carry out to the letter the Empress-Dowager's edict, sent a word of warning to the missionaries, advising them to escape at once, or it would be too late. They fled towards Tai-yuenfu. When only half-a-dozen miles from this town, they

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N. B.--These two names are not published, as it was the wish of the two ladies before their death that they should not be.

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Preface vii
  • Contents ix
  • List of Illustrations xxiii
  • Chapter I 1
  • Chapter II 7
  • Chapter III 15
  • Chapter IV 21
  • Chapter V 26
  • Chapter VI 32
  • Chapter VII 37
  • Chapter VIII 44
  • Chapter IX 49
  • Chapter X 54
  • Chapter XI 59
  • Chapter XII 63
  • Chapter XIII 67
  • Chapter XIV 72
  • Chapter XV 77
  • Chapter XVI 81
  • Chapter XVII 85
  • Chapter XVIII 92
  • Chapter XIX 96
  • Chapter XX 102
  • Chapter XXI 107
  • Chapter XXIII 118
  • Chapter XXIV 122
  • Chapter XXV 129
  • Chapter XXVI 134
  • Chapter XXVII 141
  • Chapter XXVIII 146
  • Chapter XXIX 152
  • Chapter XXX 156
  • Chapter XXXII 167
  • Chapter XXXIII 174
  • Chapter XXXV 189
  • Chapter XXXVI 196
  • Chapter XXXVII 200
  • Chapter XXXVIII 206
  • Chapter Xxxix 211
  • Chapter XL 216
  • Chapter XLI 221
  • Chapter XLII 225
  • Chapter XLIII 235
  • Chapter XLIV 240
  • Chapter XLV 246
  • Chapter XLVI 250
  • Chapter XLVII 255
  • Chapter XLVIII 259
  • Chapter Xlix 265
  • Chapter L 269
  • Chapter LI 273
  • Chapter Liv 287
  • Chapter LV 293
  • Chapter LVI 298
  • Chapter LVII 302
  • Chapter LVIII 308
  • Chapter LIX 312
  • Chapter LX 319
  • Chapter LXI 325
  • Chapter LXII 334
  • Chapter LXIV 347
  • Chapter LXV 354
  • Chapter LXVI 364
  • Chapter LXVII 371
  • Chapter LXVIII 377
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