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change when his nephew refused to
live with him, but which he had neg-
legted to do, his sole heir was Robert.
"Now he'll go off on his own hook,
I suppose," grumbled Mr. Laidlaw to
his lawyer; "no further use for me."
"Wait and see," advised the lawyer.
It was a week later when Robert
came into the library and addressed
"Uncle Henry," he said bluntly, "1
want you to accept hair of the for
tune Uncle James left me. You were
closer to him than I am, and should
by right inherit it. You are not
"Who told you that?" exploded the
old man. "If I've hidden my wealth
from you, it was for a purpose. All
the same," he said in a lower tone,
"I'm glad to see that yoiu have a
loyal, grateful heart."
"It's a division, no matter what you
say," declared Robert, "you see, if
we could all live together "
"We aren't we? What you up to
now?" demanded the old man suspi
ciously. "Wny you see, there's a Nellie."
"And who is she?"
"Let me bring her around and see,"
suggested Robert, which he did.
She was not of the born princess
type only a modest, retiring girl
but inside of five minutes she had
wound herself about the old man's
ingenuous heart just as she had done
with Robert Laidlaw.
(Copyright, 1916, W. G. Chapman)
COL. MOSBY NEAR DEATHS-WAS
A TERROR TO UNION TROOPS
Washington, May 8. CoL John S.
Mosby, ill in a hospital here, is
known as the intrepid leader of
"Mosby's Guerillas," which terror
ized the south during and immedi
ately after the civil war.
"Just old age," dictors give as the
cause of his illness.
Col. Mosby has been failing since
he was dismissed on account of age,
frpni his- ojgce as attorneyin tie
dep't of justice five or six years ago.
He is S3.
Col. Mosby was born in Virginia.
While a student in the University of
Virginia he was sent to jail on a
charge of shooting a college mate.
While imprisoned he read law and
when pardoned by special act of the
legislature, returned to his studies.
He was admitted to the bar and
was a practicing lawyer when Fort
Sumter was fired on the act that
started the civil war.
Mosby served at first as scout with
the First Virginia cavalry. When'the
union troops stormed Richmond in
1SG2. Mosby outwitted the army of
100,000 and safely guided a force of
Col. John S. Mosby
only 2,000 confederates to the union
supply trains. They were destroyed.
As a reward for valor Mosby was
given command of an independent
company of cavalry and the deeds of
this band, which became known as
"Mosby's Guerillas" occupies a thrill
ing page in the history of the great
Some time after Lee's surrender,
Mosby laid down his arms. Strangely
enough he became an intimate friend
of Gen. U. S. Grant after the war and
was appointed to the consular serv
ice, but in 1885 returned to the U. S.
and was a lawyer in San Francisco