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PENSION DECISIONS
Department Opinions on Vari
ous Points and Questions of
Interest
MEXICAN WAll PENSION COMMENCEMENT
OF IXCREAbE UVHEIl ACT OF APRIL 5
1000
In tlie claim of Daniel Evelainl for in
crease of service peiiMon to 12 in acconl
ancc with the act of April JS 100O the
Tenhion Bureau held that the increase
could date only from the act of April 2j
1000 and not from the date of the original
Increase of act of Jan 5 ISO The de
cision on appeal from this holding says
Ast Sec Miller July Jit lKfl f eriil
number 10
The sole Ksue under this appeal is as
to the date of commencement f incvae
of pension when one claims under the an
oi April Si 1000
The act of April i 1000 means noth
ing more nor less than this That iron
and after said date in the claim of a pen
sionable Mexican war survivor the fact
that his name was not on the roll on Jan
r 1S shall not be taken into consider
ation mj far as the rate to which he wax
entitled is concerned and such fact shall
not bar his risht to 12 per month under
the net of Jan r 18M provided he i
shown to he in such destitute circum
stances that 8 per mouth is not sufficient
to provide him with the necessaries of life
and that he is wholly disabled from man
tin labor and that the date of com
mencement of such rate shall be the same
date of comment einent as that under the
act of Jan 1S9V
6EKV1CE TEItMlSATIOX OF THE WAR Of
THE REBELLION
The appealed case of Annie widow of
Isaiah Taylor is important for its bearing
on the question of pensionable service un
der the act of June 27 1S00 The de
cision says Asst fee Miller July 1
1001 serial number 17
Said claim was rejected Keb 20
3f0 an the ground that Tile soldier did
not serve 00 days during the war of the
rebellion within the meaning of the act of
Jnne 27 1S00
The question involved is When did the
civil war end Pensions nre payable under
the act uf June 27 1800 to soldiers and
their dependents only when the soldier
l ervcd at least 00 days during the
war The rule has been that such service
niWt have beeiTpart of the belligerent op
erations for the purpose of suppressing the
rebellion There were enlistments as late
as July lSIEi under calls for troops to
Riippress the rebellion but the Pension
iJennrtnieiit inclined from the first to hold
that pensionable service must have been
for at least 00 days before the war was
ended
The decision concludes This enlist
ment is shown therefore to have been in
fnrt a war enlistment one made for the
purpose of suppressing the existing rebel
lion and the presumptions arise that ser
vice under such enlistment was and con
tinned to be notwithstanding the general
cessation of hostilities in July 1S05 wac
service The general presumption from
the fact of such cessation of hostilities is
overcome by the stronger particular pre
sumption arising from the proven charac
ter of the soldiers enlistment and the lat
ter presumption is1 strengthened by the
fact that his service is shown to have
been rendered in said rebellious State
wherein he enlisted and wherein the war
still as stated above subsisted
The pensionable character and a pen
eionable period of service under the act
of June 27 1800 are therefore prima
facie or presumptively established and re
ectionof the claim is reversed
INCREASE OF WIDOWS PENSION ACT Or
MARCH 10 1S80
Mary C Herbert pensioned under the
general law as widow of Thomas Herbert
claimed title to the 12 rate provided by
ect of March 19 18ii5 instead of the 8
rate allowed her
The act provides That from and after
the passage of this act the rate of pension
for widows now on the pension
roll or hereafter to be placed on the pen
sion roll and entitled to receive a less
rate than hereinafter provided shall be
12 per month provided that
this act shall apply only to widows who
were married to the deceased soldier or
Bailor prior to its passage and to those
who may hereafter marry prior to or dur
ing the pervice of the soldier
The decision on the appeal from the
holding of the Pension Bureau refusing the
rate claimed quotes the act and says Asst
tsec Miller July 31 1003 serial number
2OT
It is sought by the appellant in this
case to give to the words the service the
same meaning that would be given to the
words any service of the soldier or sailor
The is a definite article particularizing
the subject spoken of
That the word the points out a partic
ular service can readily be demonstrated
in this case when it is considered that the
sailors service after his marriage to claim
ant conferred no pensionable title on her
He was not injured In the service nor did
he contract nnv disense therein -
If the subsequent service constituted all
the service the sailor rendered the claim
ant would have had no title to pension
under the general law When the service
was rendered that caused tlie sailors death
the claimant was not his wife
So far as the act under consideration is
concerned it would appear plainly that
Congress could not have had In mind a
succession of services wiien the law was
framed This claimant was granted only
8 per mouth because her husband died of
service causes and her marriage to him
took place after the passage of the act of
March 10 1880 If she had married a
bailor whose only service was the years
subsequent to her marriage she would have
have no title to pension under any law
he not dying from disability contracted in
said service This claimant would have re
ceived the 8 per month she is now draw
ing if the sailor had never served subse
quently to her marriage to him Why
should such subsequent service give her
title to 12 per month when the sailor re
ceived no disability therein and his death
was not caused thereby
The act in question simply increased
the rate of pension to all widows exceot
those named iu the proviso It is manifest
that Congress had no intention to increase
the pension of a widow from 8 to S12
who married a sailor after the passage of
the act the service rendered by him
had some relation to his or the widows
title to pension Mere service in the regu
lar establishment in time of peace could
not give any claimant title to pension The
general intent of the act was to pension a
widow at 12 per month whose husband
died from service causes that is to pen
sion a woman vthose husband by reason of
his military service became diseased and
afterwards died from said disease because
6he had lost her means of support through
aald service Xo reason can be given for
pensioning n woman at all whose husband
was not disabled in the service So in this
case this claimant in reason can claim no
benefit because of the service of her hus
band which resulted iu no disability
It will be seen that when this claimant
married the sailor he was a civilian and a
pensioner who re enlisted in the Xavy a
few days after the marriage The medical
records of the Xavy Department fail to
show that the sailor was treated for rheu
matism or disease of heart at auy time
during Ins last service
Under the circumstances in this case
the Bureau action from which the appeal
was taken will not be dis
turbed but is affirmed
RESTORATION OF PENSION OF DECEASED
SOLDIER SECTION 4719 R 8
Eliza G Brown as widow of John G
Brown claimed the restoration of the
name of her deceased husband to the pen
sion rolls under section 4719 Revised
Statutes and payment of amount to date
of his death to herself as accrued pension
The pensioner was an employe of the
Government receiving a salary for his
services in that capacity lie thought that
he 1ia4 t -flat a xviAa
from the Government while receiving a
salary from the Government and for 15
years preceding his death neglected and re
fused to draw receive or accept tue pen
sion
Section 4710 nrovides that The failure
of any pensioner to claim his pension for
three years after the same shall have Ire
come due shall be deemed presumptive
evidence that such pension has legally
terminated -by certain specified events
which lecal termination of the pension
would debar restoration to the rolls for
such terminated pcusion
The decision on the appeal from the
holding of the Pension Bureau denying
her right to said pension says Ass t hec
Miller Aug 13 1001 serial number 20
The nriflcinal nuestion herein is one
of law the legal construction to be given
to the provision of said section 4dU Uiat
the soldier the widow or the child claim
ing under that section must accompany his
or her application thereunder with evi
dence satistactorily accounting for the fail
ure to claim such pension
The stafutc docs not say that the claim
ant must give a satisfactory explanation
1ml only that he must satisfactorily ac
uiiiit for the failuie to driw such pension
ind the statute -having made such failure
thi basis of a legal piesuniption that it
was due to a certain fact viz the legal
ermiuation of the pension it would seem
to have been the clear intent of Congress
that pension should be restored upou satis
factory rebuttal merely of said presump
tion by showing that no legal cause for
termination or pension in fact existed
Even in law and equity mere abandon
ment or mere waiver does not affect the
egal title in the thing abandoned or
lint siieli title is generally lost
only hen the rights of third parties be
come involved - o uuru puro
riclits beimr involved in a pensioners aban
donment or waiver of his pension such
abandonment or waiver would not be le-
gallv binding upon him so as to estop or
debar him from retracing it and resuming
his pension ir he should see lit to do so
Whatever the pensioner might do by
abandonment waiver or gift of his pen
sion to bind himself his action can not
under- Ibis statute bind the one entitled
thereunder also to claim and receive the
pension which he failed to claim or receive
there being as stated no privity between
them Such oue takes as himself or her
self a direct and immediate beneficiary
under the law and not as the pensioners
representative
If t lm lipid that a pensioner may by
gift to the Government of his pension thus
debar the oue eutitleil to ins nccnieu pen
sion from claiming under this statute after
his death it makes this grant to the latter
ineffectual and defeats it wholly Such a
result is to be avoided if possible
The presumption of legality as to origi
nal title to pension remains unimpaired
and unaffected and it is this legal title
which Congress has evidently recognized
and sought to conserve by giving it a
qualified and limited vested nature so as
to securi the pension thereunder to one or
the other of the specified lwnclieinries pro
vided only that there has or had not been
a legal termination of the right to pension
in some of the ways specified in the pen
sion laws
It is therefore held that there is a sat
isfactory accounting within the meaning
of said section of the failure- of a pen
sioner for three years to claim his pension
when it satisfactorily appears in evidence
that his right to pension had not legally
terminated iu some of said ways and that
title to restoration under that section is
prima facie established except as to proof
of continuance of disability upon such re
buttal of the presumption raised under
said section by such failure to claim the
pension- that the right thereto had legally
terminated it being then as always how
ever within the power and province of
the Commissioner of Pensions and of the
Department to investigate as to the merits
of tlie original title should either see fit
to do so to ascertain whether pension was
properly allowable originally for the cer
tificate of pension is as stated only prima
facie evidence of title and of the facts
necessary to the allowance of the pension
The rejection of this claim is reversed
and you will readjndicate it in accordance
with the foregoing -views
EX GOV F M DRAKE
The Fascist of a Fine Soldier and a Grand
Good Man
Editor Xational Tribune Ex Gov
Francis Morrison Drake died at his home
in this city Xov 20 Gen Drake had been
prominent in public affairs in Iowa for the
past JiO years He crossed the plains to
California tjvice before the war When
alarm of war was sounded he joined the
first organization of troops in this section
and went to St Joseph Mo where he held
important command and rendered val
liable serviee to- the Union cause
in that city He was commissioned
Lieutenant Colonel of the 3th Iowa
in the Fall or 18G2 and served
with that command iu the Western De
partment He was in command of a bri
gade escorting a supply train for Gen
Steeles army in Arkansas during the Cam
den expedition when it was ass ailed by
Gen Fagan and Gen Shelby with over
whelming forces and after putting up n
good fight for several hours and being
what was supposed mortally wounded him
self the train of wagons was destroj ed
and the most of the men captured After
a long and painful siege at his home the
gunshot wound iu his hip and groin healed
so that he was enabled to return to the
command in the Spring of 1805 when he
was brevetted Brigadier General and as
signed to the command of a brigade at Dn
valls Bluff in Gen Solomons Division of
the Army of the Southwest
On his return from the serviee he was
engaged in mercantile pursuits practicing
law and building railroads In the latter
pursuit he was eminently successful ac
cumulating a large fortune being esti
mated ns a millionaire He was elected
Governor of Iowa in the Fall of 1895 and
served the one term of two years being
compelled to decline a re election on ac
count of ill health His greatest work has
been his munificent gifts to Drake Univer
sity located at the City of Des Moines
the Drake Library in this city cost 35
000 and 25000 to the Christian Church
building also in this city besides large
contributions and donations to other re
ligious and educational institutions in and
outside of the State His contributions to
educational charitable and religious pur
poses have passed the half million figure
Two sons 1 rank K Drake and John
Drake or unicago and four
daughters Mrs Theodore P Shontz of
Chicago Airs ur J L hawyors Airs
Henry Goss and Mrs George Sturdwant
of this city survive him his wife
died 20 years ago His death will
be mourned by a large number of rela
tives and by warm personal tnenus in
every part of the country He was n
grand and useful citizen and those who
were permitted to enjoy his personal
friendship and confidence will realize in his
death that a true friend and comrade has
gone to his reward Henry H Wright
Centerville Iowa
m
Hew Swindling Game on the Farmer
Washington Ind Democrat
A new swindling game was recently
worked on Max Stevens a farmer north
of here who entertained a stranger who
claimed to be a minister
lie played the part Iu the morning a
young couple appeared and asked the
way to the ministers saying they wanted
to get married The farmer thought of
the minister who was staying with him
and suggested that the couple be married
there The supposed minister pcrformed
tlie ceremony Tlie farmer and bis wife
signed the certificate as witnesses
Kcceutly Stevens was nonfood that a
note for 1000 was due They -bad signed
a note instead uf n marriage license The
swindlers had discounted the note
Facts in the Case
Chicago News
John dear cooed the newly made
bride dont you think there are lots jjf
girls who could have made you happier
than poor little me -
Im sure of it answfied truthful
John but none of them was willing to
t ibU iolt
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OLD SQUIRE
Continued from Drst page
Wat dat mean Malistn
Well Ill tell you if youll just give
me good Utteution Tou know that 115 is
a very bad number dont youT
Yassa I done heahed about dat and
I done seed it too
And you know that Friday is a bad
day Xow there were a great many men
wlio liad bad IncK on Hint rnuay um
there were a great many men who had
good luck You see when 13 and Friday
come together the signs fall on other men
Understands
Squire shook his head he did not un
derstand as to that neither did Lacy but
hewas resolved to make Squire easy and
to overwhelm that corpse robber in case
the old man should ever tell him this tale
Lacy shelled corn Clear off n level
place Squire about a ynrd there thatll
do now see here 1 make some
rows for you to plant corn in now plant
seven grains in the first row an inch or
so apart no dont cover them
Now we begin on Friday one grain for
Fiiday one for Saturday andso on How
many days in a week Squire
Sebn sah sebn days in evy wees
Bight now plant seven more in the
next low and keep on till you get seven
in eacli row there
Squire had succeeded in obeying orders
the sweat stood on bis face as though he
were indeed planting corn in the warm
Springtime
Xow Squire I lay this stick doTn at
the end of these rows and well say its
a fence now what day do we call all these
giains next to the fence
Evv one o dem grains hit stnns feh
Friday sah
Are you sure
Yassa h scusiu I aint done ek a
misscouut an aint got sebn in evy row
but den Mnhsta we dont plant cawn dat
a way
How so What s wrong
We dont tnhii roun an walk back to
de eend Mnhsta We dess keeps nwn
right aronn dis a way showing with his
black linger that when the planter ends a
row he begins the next one at the point
opposite
Oh yes I know that Squire but we
are supposing that we plant this field in
the other way You understand
Yassah 1 know wat slut mean evy
cawn at de fence hit Stan fell Friday
leastwajs ef de aint no misscouut
Better count over ana see ir tney irn
right it wont do to make the least mis
take Sqniie
When the negio had proved the work
Tjipv continued What church do your
people belong to Squire
My mnhsta sah De fambly Dey
biongs to do Piscopal chuhch sah
Better than Lacy had hoped for it
would probably save him some labor of ex
nlniiation
Do you know when Good Friday came
this year
Xo sab enze I waun t at home den
an in de ahmy dey dont keep much count
o dem days Mahsta
Do you remember where you were on
Easter Sunday
Yassah I niembeh we wus in camp
down dab inos to de Bnpidau
Yes so was I Well how many daj4
is Good Friday before Easter
Dey is Good Friday and den Sadday
an den Easteh Sunday Mahsta
Xow I want you to go and ask Miss
Jennie what day of the month Good Fn
dav fell on this year and dont say any
thing else dont let her into our plot at
a
Squire went and returned Miss Jiuuie
she sav hit come on de thilid o Apl sah
Yet I was hoping so but I wanted to
be sure How many days in April
Squire
The old man clenched his fist and began
to count His system was that which be
gins at the forefinger and calls it the first
month the hollow between the fingers the
second month the knuckle of the middle
finger the third month the hollow the
fourth and so on
Jinooay long Febooay shawt
Maheh long AtiI shnwt Hits a shawt
month sah Ap ls a shawt
Thirty days then
Yassah all dem shawt monts is thihty
days scusin Febooay
Well I see you know a thing or two
Squire Xow begin here- at this first grain
it stands for Good Friday the third of
April and you count on till you get to the
first of May
Squire counted deeply interested in this
exercise wondering wliereunto it tended
yet hopeful
Dis cawn hits on de fust o Mnyj
sah
And is May short or long
Hits long sah
Then count 31 and halt ou the first
of June Xow be careful or youll spoil
everything
I sho gwine to go slow an git
em right Dish licah cawn he gwine to be
de fust o June
And is June short or long
Hits a Kliawt inont caze Mays
a long mi
les now count up to tlie first of July
Squire counted and halted his finger
Xow were- getting right at the truth
hold vour finger on that first of July and
look at me What day of the week was
the fourth of July
Hit come on a Sadday 6ah dat -was
de vov ilav uttteh de day I done ben in
dat scrape wat I ben tellin you bout
Then the day or tlie ngut was tne
third of July
Yassah caze de Hex day hit wus de
fouth
Exactly so now what day do we call
all these days at the fence
Friday sah an I see dish heah is de
sccon an dish heah is de thilid an he
Friday too caze he at de eend o de row
How come dat Mahsta
Why you knew licforeliand that the
third of July was Friday
Yas ali I knowed it but hit dont
seem lak I knowed it befoc
Xow put a peg down here there by
the third of July so Xow
come back here to Good Friday
yes- Xow what number was that we
spoke of that bad luck number that
works wrong sometimes
Thirteen sah
Very well now count all these Fri
days and tell me how mans weeks there
were from Good Friday till the third of
July
When Squire trembling moro and more
as he proceeded had made out that his
portentous day had fallen just 13 weeks
after Good Friday his auazement
was so great that for n time lie had no
speech That Jicy was a man specially
favored of supernatural powers there could
be no doubt A man who could thus
without knowing the day on which Squire
had been called state tue conditions
which would prove that call intended
for another and then show that these con
ditions Jiad existed at the time was some
thing fur beyond tho rencli of his reason
though not beyond his faith When at
last lie opened his mouth to speak Lacy
prevented him
xome wiin me squire L leut Mor
gan has a calendar and 1 in going to
prove to you again that Im right
At Juniors window the Doctor halted
and called out Lieutenant please look nt
the almanac and ten me wtiat day of the
month was Good Friday
After a moment Morgans face was seen
at the window Who is that you have
then- Doctor
This is Squire
Ah then I am his very good friend
I have herrd of nil you did and you may
just count on me to return your good
ness
Souire was bowing and scraping
Hold on Morgan Tell us what we
want to know What day was Good Fri
day
The Lieutenant fingered his pamphlet
Third of April he said
And now please so v many
weeks there were from Good Friday till
the third of July
Junior counted and said Thirteen to
the day
Thank you Lieutenant please hand
mo n class and that flask ou the mantel
ami that box of powders with the red
cover Squire let me see that tongue
again
And tho whisky that Lacy colored
browu with some harmless drn r so
cued the old mans blood thai lie was soon
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enormity- of an idea in his own brain
though in Lacys merely the recognition
that death soon or late must come to
each mid all
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CHATTER XXII
armed Neutrality
Sir thrive I in my enterprise
And dangemnstMicccsa of bloody wars
As I intendlmore good to you and yours
Thau everyou and yours were by me
wrongooUi Shaksperc
t
For some days Usher West sat at his
fathers table ifpr every meal hut Lacy
saw him afc uo4other time Ancient con
victions werfc strong yet the Doctor asked
no questions JSindeed he feared to learn
certainly that the young mans absence
from his command was voluntary for the
good Surgeon Jhad conceived respect for
this modest household
These drtys were welcome to Morgan
nnd Seucy because of their desire to see
Armstrong recover rimy Aiosuy was
known to be waiting only for the oppor
tunity which would try the physical pow
ers of the strongest
Meade had his headquarters at War
renton and Lee was at Culneper Fed
erals rode where they would in Fauquier
nnd Loudoun ami our party remained in
hiding giving their horses cxertisv by
night and prudently keeping aloof from
Mr Wests Morgan- learned that his
brother was allowed to leave- his bed for
a few hours each day and that any ap
prehension of an advance by the Confed
erates would cause Dr Lacy to cut short
his delay in removing his patient Once
agnin Cnpt Freeman had come to the
house by night but uotfnng was Known
concerning the nature of his visit Old
Squire diligently served Miss Jennie and
acted as go between for the bivouac and
the residence making Armstrong alter
nately hopeful nnd despairing Without
reason he exnected Jennie to send Inm
some word and with reason feared that
she cared little for him His agony be
came intense and his wish for Junior
Morgan to go became so stioug that he
urged upon Usher the scheme or rnguten
iug Lacy away with rumors of a con
templated visit bv Mosby for the purpose
ofLnaroling the Federal officer
Crunior had no desire to go he was hap
piest where he was To him nnd to Jen
nie the day of his departure would bring
sorrow and not ior But for his devotion
to tlie cirl he loved and with whom he
had plighted ith Morgan would hayq
gone before Meade had advanced into Vir
ginia -apt liealcil certainly uut in eany
convalescence which might as well have
been continued in Washington or at his
homo in Schenectady
It was toward the middle of August al
most two months since Junior had been re
ceived into this true asylum Still unable
to use his sword arm he was strong
enough with care to hare ridden horse
back in an ambulance he would hay
feared no evil result in a removal to Fair
fax or even to Washington if need were
There was no excuse for remaining longer
n burden upon Mr West Morgan was
ashamed of himself He knew not how
to propose remuneration for tlie expense
and trouble that hnd been incurred and
undergone on his account he hoped that
the relationship he was resolved to seek
would show him the way Jennie op
pressed with grief and fears had nt last
consented that he appeal to her father
Mr West said Morgan I must ask
that you grant me leave to speak very
seriously
Certainly Lieutenant let me make yon
comfortable and the old gentleman rose
and broughx out pillows which he ar
ranged in ii arm chair on the side porch
I am so embarrassed by the great kind
ness joii Imvc howi me sir Hunt I find
no words tliht would givepxprpssion to iny
present feelinguyet I want you to know
thnt I consider yonr conduct very mag
nanimous
To this openiijg Mr West gave no sup
port His face reddened To be over
loaded with thanks and with praises was
perhaps more embarrassing to himself
than to thS speaker
Junior found silence disheartening
yet he continue
I have fought againsT yon and must
fight again yet you treat me more as a
friend than ns nn enemy moro as a
friendj thanjas a stranger
Very simple you were in distress
Yes sir simple enough to you but
a thing impossible to many others Do
you know sir that I have feared in vain
that I should see a look of impatience or
annoyance iu regard to my poor self 1
am oversensitive no doubt nnd my dread
that my intrusion -would call up resent
ment on your part has been great per
haps even disrespectful to yon I have
been here so long that- many unguarded
moments must have come when r one in
your place who was merely acting the
part of hospitality must have shown that
ho was acting yet at no time have I felt
from you any displeasure or even diffi
culty But my judgment tells me that
caring for me has been difficult and I beg
that I may bp allowed to
Stop Liehtenant exclaimed Mr
West though in a mild tone if I have
done any good I dont want to lose the
comfort of it
Sir you may easily understand the dif
ficulty that I find in this matter yet I
obey you and will consent to remain for
ever obliged to you
Maybe the tables will be turned some
day Lieitenaiit I have a son and if you
should ever be able to help him out of
trouble I am confident of you doings it
Yes sir and I am greatly afraid that
you will see suffering yourself Mr West
It may be a strange thing for a Union sol
dier to say sir but since I have seen
something of the life here in this house
nothing but tho severe command of duty
can hereafter make mo raise my hand
against your people
But ihey nre your people as well
Perhaps the knowledge that you are
Southern horn has something to do with
it
I am not sure that you are wrong I
know that the war has become to me a
great tragedy and only a tragedy Form
erly there was some insane pleasure in the
excitement now everything becomes mis
chievous audi repugnant
Yet you expect to continue
Of course I understand that you say
that without condemnation for you know
it to be my duty to continue to serve what
I believe Is tho right Yes I must con
tinue though it break my heart
Lieutenant the Doctor tells me that
you will soon leave us
Yes sir
Would it please you to leave any mes
sage or any letter for your brother on
tho chance of my being able hereafter to
send it to him Mr West was feeling
the Federal he knew that Serg t Morgan
was near by if the Federals answer
should be propitious a meeting might bo
arraised for
If you should see him Mr West kind
ly tell hlmthatl think of him as a broth
er the difTCrejicps between us are but po
litical and amount to nothing in ray sight
I beg you to thank him for his kindness
and to say tlal I pray for tlie war to end
so that I hiay meet him and show him
ever after what I feel Sobs were in
Morgans voiced nud tears in -the older
mans eyes1
And now sir I am compelled to beg
moro of youyii
Mr West looked inquiringly-
Before Tusfc more however I must
put you inuotscssion of some facts You
know something of my birth and a little
of inyself My home sir is in Schnectndy
New York rroy reputed grandfather
wh adopted tap left to me as ho sup
posed in the hnme of Daniel Morgan a
considerablei estate Perhaps you have
heard something of this also That prop
erty at a low estimate might bij valued at
400000 I am telling you this sir fOr
a purpose if I did not think that you had
heard something of it I would not men
tiou it now That property I do not con
sider mine it was left supposedly to me
it was Jeff really to Daniel Morgan and
I intend to sec that he gets it If he is
alive -when the war ends it shall be his
It shall be his or his heirs I shall have
nothing And now Mr West you se
how poor n man it is wuo comes to you
and tiecR for vour daughter
Mr West sprang -to his feet lie had
indeed suspected a slight admiration for
Jennie but had ccrtainly not looked for
this declaration His mind had been fixed
singing nt his work even forgetful for tho on Charles Armstrong as his daughters
time that lie uwwt follow Barney an husband an arrangement positively suit
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able and he had regarded the matter as
nearly fixed as such can be Yet in an
instant lie had been moved by the proud
sufferer before him this Federal was the
queerest claimant in love matters that he
haderer heard of or read of a man who
voluntaiily declared a determination to
surrender what most men demand in sons-in-law
a man to stubbornly assert that
he should continue to fight against the
South nnd such high principle appealed
powerfully to him If Junior had come
to him showing himself rich offering al
lurement the old man -would have spumed
the suitor the Federal had become glori
ous iu his eyes yet it may be pardoned to
the Southerner thnt his first thought had
been equality of the Virginian with the
best lie exclaimed
By God sir Dan Morgan wouldnt
touch n cent of your property
Then Mr West sat down and said
Excuse me but do you believe that one
of your blood would consent to the sacri
fice you would make
Morgan was puzzled though he had in
deed thought of this phase of the matter
not very seriously however his difficulty
came from the seeming avoidance of tho
main subject
Whot would you do in his place
asked Mr West
I hope sir that I would net justly
and honorably iu any case and every
case
Yet Juniors eyes hud kindled with
pleasure in hearing his brothers princi
ple defended He continued it is a
question of right and wrong in which the
right is on ins side
I dont look at it thnt way said Mr
West Likely enough nt the first your
grandfathers attachment to you came
from his belief that you were Daniel Mor
gan but when he made you his heir he
had become attached to you irrespective
of names To nil intents and purposes
you were Daniel Morgan nnd if he had
learned before he made his will that you
were the wrong brother no doubt he still
would have mndc you his heir
Was the old man arguing his daughter
into the position of a rich mans wife
That may be possible Mr West still
it is only theory nnd I can not accept it
as against the great reality that the will
namesDanieI Morgan as the heir Yet
these questions Mr West interesting and
important as they nre have not a tithe
of importance and interest to my mind
compared with my great wish to enter
into relationship with you which 1 have al
ready sought at your hands
Again Mr West rose not as before but
slowl and with seeming reluctance He
stood by the Federal officer on whose
head he laid his large rongh hand and
his voice trembled as he spoke
My loy he said I hate to grieve
you Ill swear I do but I must sir I
can never consent for my daughter to
marry an enemy of her country
Outside the world glittered in the
August sunlight South nnd east the
mountains hid the devastated fields of Vir
ginia under whose sod rested thousands
of the sons of the South and thousands
of her invaders Beyond the end of the
range was an armed host Peking devices
fon causing the most successful destruc
tion nnd of this host the lover would soon
be a part once morc
But after the war Morgan pleaded
Mr West again took his seat He shook
his head
Xo sir the best yon can do for your
self is to quit thinking of it My answer
has been given You have spoken to my
daughter
Yes sir and my weakness is my only
excuse She was a very ministering angel
and I could not withhold
Oh as for that dout give yourself
any trouble I am not the party of the
first part
Mr Wests voice had changed He un
derstood now that he was bringing sor
row on the one he most loved He looked
at Morgan nnd saw his face very white
his hand over his eyes The silence was
grievous both men were suffering
Morgan was first to speak Your will
shall be respected sir I liavo too great
obligations to you to cause you any dis
pleasure Yet before I go he added ris
ing I would ask permission to tell Miss
Jennie your decision
So be it was the answer
The night came and Morgan was dis
cussing with Lacy the preparations for
their departure Mr West was alone out
in the porch thinking with little pleasure
about many things The farm was almost
a failure he had been able to get help at
planting time when the armies were fac
ing each other across the Rappahannock
at Fredericksburg 50 miles away but the
demoralization resulting when Lee and
Hobkcr moved northwnrd in June hnd
thrown the crop far behind for lack of
labor still he hoped for enough to sup
ply his own and Jennies simple needs
The wheat had been good some had been
lost at the critical moment of harvest
but there was enough This war with its
fluctuations wave after wave rolling for
ward and back over North Virginia
showed no abatement Lee had gone
back but would come again He had op
doubt that Lee would come again
yet the Yankees showed such determina
tion that lie feared the war had just be
gun It was hard on the women he knew
and as hard on Jennie as on any one of
them harder than on most He doubted
that he ought to allow her to stay here
His mind went back to his youth and
early manhood to his love for Jennies
mother his only passion to her death
and he sighed grievously
There wns a step behind him and then
soft arms were about his neck and Jen
nies head rested against his own
Futiicr -v
The word was a sigh He drew her
mound and she sat ou th arm of his
chair
Jennie it breaks me all up my girl
Xot even after the war Father
Oh Jennie that is a long time This
war may Inst 10 years And I thought
it wns to be Charley
Xo sir I never cared for him He
made me tell him so before lie left
What Well well how you young
people do deceive us And so you are
willing to take this Yankee
Dont call him n Yankee Father You
know he was born in Virginia
Yes- but he fights against Virginia
What would you do in his place she
asked using what she knew was his own
familiar weapon
I suppose I should fall iu love with
you Jennie
But 1 mean which side would you
fight for Does he owe as much to the
South as he does to the Xorth
I cant say that he does but it seems
to me there are enough men in the North
without his help Yet I confess that
every man must be his own judge nnd cn
sciencc keeper nnd the young fellow has
acted very well I cant deny that
Father
What is It my child
lie is getting ready to go
And you want to keep him Oh little
girl you want to leave yonr old father
She broke down for one moment and
laid her head on his shoulder
Yon know I would never leave yon
But nfter the war Father Then we can
all live together and she whispered he
lias promised to become a Virginian then
How do you know Jennie that you
can trust him so long Indeed it may be
10 years
If he can not wait 10 years then I
shall be grieved but I shall say that his
love had been very light
And you would wait 10 years
Father I shall not marry anybody un
less I marry him nnd I wont do that if
you forbid Would you prefer that I
never marry
I told him dear that my consent
could ncyer be given to your marrying an
enemv but at the same time Im not go
ing to give you any command in this mat
ter
Father what would yon think of him
if he were to turn his back qn the Xorth
and join our army
Oh I know such is not to be thought
of either by himself or by any one It
is simply his misfortune to lie on the
wrong side nnu im tearing mat you ieei
it your misfortune also But Im not go
ing to try to constrain you and for your
part you must not me to tell yon
and say that my consent is freely
given Are you determined to marry
him
Father he thinks so much of you
m
insDSs
that I know hr- will never auk ra again
unless he should believe yon were willing
Then Its a hard case Jennie I dont
know how I can be willing when Im un
williug
She bent down and kissed him But
are you nop unwilling also to she
pauseu
To what deaf
To see me serve him so
Ah You mean to ask if I am not
unwilling to cause you sorrow
I know yon are
Jennie if what you wih from me is
merely a statement that my objection to
him is not so great as my desire for your
happiness I make that statement at once
And after the war you win make no
objection
Well my child I sec you are bent on
it Of course I cant tell How Im going
to feel after the war and I cant know
how hes going to behave himself all that
long while but Ill say this that if you
are both of the same mind then and noth
ing else will content my daughter I wont
say a word and thats what Ive been
telling you all the time I wont do a
thing against it But I cant promise
you to feel differently Wont that answer
satisfy yon
And you will let me see him again and
tell him
Oh yes sec him and tell him and let
him know that I connt ou his doing me
no dont tell him that I can trust him
thats one thing I can say for that young
man
And so it resulted that Lacy and Mor
gan would linger yet only for a few days
more Mr West showed no evidence of
displeasure or anxiety iu regard to the
matter and Junior was exceedingly hap
py over the small degree of favor that
had been shown him and swore to him
self that he would win a yet greater de
gree
On this night Tom Baxter barely halt
ing on Iiis round brought word to Usher
thnt Mosby had ordered an assembling of
his men near Wilsons for the night fol
lowing Little was needed to make prepa
ration complete nnd on the next morn
ing old Squire went as usual to the farm
house he was to return early that he
might accompany his master upon the
unknown expedition Armstrong uncer
tain as to the time required for the enter
prise or the result which might indeed
be death or captivity to nny or to all
could restrain himself no longer and
though Usher succeeded in preventing him
from going in person 1 e wrote a note to
Jennie to which Squire bronglit back a
reply She told Armstrong simply and
kiudly that his suit could not succeed and
hegged him to accept the answer as final
and Usher who had seen Sqnire deliver
tho nnsver and saw Armstrong seize
upon it eagerly saw also the reader
change expression from oue of intense
anxiety to that of deep mortification and
despair
To be continued
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