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About East Oregon herald. (Burns, Grant County, Or.) 1887-1896 | View Entire Issue (June 3, 1896)
THE REBEL’S LEGACY.
“We are to take that boy erbol 1 Kdwerd Keyes, was still to remain
in the service, but had been ssverely
with us, sir.”
“No, Captain Munroe, he is to re wounded in one of the last battles
from Family Herald
of the war.
main here under protection.”
One day, as he was beginning to
“But he killed—”
“I have my reasons.Jsir. for what feel ones mora like his old self, a
“Why did you fire upon my
I do, and shell not seek advice from lettter came to him from a New
York Aattornev, a man who bad
“They are our foes, sir, and my Vou,"
a classmate at West Point,
father was home, wounded, could
AN OFTREPEATED ST03Y Ct
hardly mount his horse, and I fear es, and remounting his horse he, but had resigned from the army.
ed they would catch him—I would
lawyer's the sight of which caused What Chas. H. Hackiey h
do it if I died for it. sir.”
at Mas the last year of the war
Michigan— How the or?y Cloud in the L
“So would I,” said the little girl
of an Honored M-n.n was Brushed
bluntly, and the brave boys in blue between the North and South, and mutter words, “My God! Roy Ben-
the grate and nob(e ruler of
gave her acheer.
away by Science.
“Have you no mother?”
From Grand ¿tapida, X» -X, Trenin/, TVr«.
"les, sir, but 9he left home yes- toud and loved by the sounern peo I first, and read how he had been
and what they had d?-.-,
and some cases
today to go to the front, for her pie, was surprised, as he sat in his I called to see a wouneded Confeder
mine that I was interested
brother, General Blake, is bad[y I office one day to learn that a little ate general, and found him to be
not know whether the t’o-ti-
their old friend, Roy Benedict.
girl was pleading to see him.
He was mortlly wounded and
“W hat is your name, mv brave
He ordered her admitted and
she was led in by one of hi3 caqinet’ wished to make his will, and that
The reply I received w
er tb n the prt
“Roy Benedict, sir, and this is
President Lincolin saw a sunny will read that he left as laegacy to
g";ve me tailh in the m. ;!. I;-
• msy sister Myra.”
T began taking the pith anj
haired, blue-eyad beauty of eleven Edward Keyes, Brigdier General,
them to be ail that tl.e
tcld me they would be It v.xs two j
years of age, plainly but neatly U. S. Army, bis wife and cildren.i
torve months beiera J ex;arkneei
The exclanation broke from the dre«sed in homespun. Walking and all of the porperty of which he
perceptible betterment cr my c,“/
colonel’s lips, and his face turned straight up to the President, whose died possessed,
standing that I did not expe. t sp>Hi7
kinly smile encouraged her, she1 The body of the dead officer, the
-—. I i ro.-r?3. -I re : !y. ].c-,
ever, towards recover y. and for tha
letter stated, had beer, sent through
For a moment he did not speak, said simply:
CHAS. n. II ACK LEY.
last six months have
“Aar you Abe Lincoln, sir?’’
the lines, and he, the lawyer,‘was The most beautiful spot in Muske perfectly well man. : ! I Lit
gazed fixedly upen the children.
gon is inseparably asrocia.cd v.aa mended the
e pills --
to many people, a‘aj
‘ Yes, myshild; how can I serve now obeying his instructions, which the name of llackley, and in ali West am only too"gl_..
Then he muttered:
. . rr-r!-, cu,cr3
oo Clad t?
the m .1- m of t, ,
ern Michigan there is not a name let health torougfi
‘ How strange, how striking—the!-vou '>
ter known, and among the studious wonderful medicine, I cannot say too
for what it h?-, d ■ :>? for me.”
“ I am a little rebel, sir, but mv to communicate sll to Edward and those interested in deeds of phil much
boy is thecmage of his father, the
Dr. V.’ilii .ms’ l ink I xl'. f r Pit,
anthropy, «Lis name is known and ad
girl just like her mother ”
mired. Chas. II. llackley has tern in People have an cnerm ;'V3 sale, a:4
mamma said yuo were a good man Neves,
the lumber business continuous! ■ since from all quarters <c.—e i i devrtay r>
From the first letter General lSi6, and in that time lias ania-fx J a port3 <f the excel!
I urning to the commander of his and I might some to ask’you to let
t r L3 f ; !lo-.
ing their us?, An a: lysis ; "- o ’- ps thrt
my brother out of prison,sia?”
escort, Colonel Keyes said:
in a cc ¡ideaci d form’ i
among the wealthy men of t: « n -
tion. Dut with wealth there Cid n t the cl meats n C'ss.ry t? r: .; nc^.
“He is only thirteen, but when was a storv of the past, and told come
"Captain Fance, it is my wish
xss to the I 'rod nd r :-
that tightening cf ti e purse
a att;rc J n.-ven. They a-« ta
that this place l»e protected while our father was killed he went into how Jus littb son had found out strings which is generally a marked etcre
? EpeciCc f-r r ::!i d r ‘-.- 's r j
characteristic of wealthy men.
our forces occupy these parts of the Confederate army and was cap- the officer’s name who had orne to
There is no prettier spot in the State leccmc ~r ataxia, parti 1 rarMysl3. ft
their home and all that he had to than llackley Park in a square sur nntisni nervms
the country, which mav be for' tuied, so add now «prisoner.’’
ti e ah .•
rounded and pierced by time walls,
or la grippe.
gri~pe. . .V :
i “Your lather was in the Confed thank him for.
emphasizing ivith their whiteness the fleets
< f thj
sail v < 'n:~l?i!?r.3,
green of faultlessly kept lawns, its
g res_ !i. T from r.erv-
Detail a corporal and two men erate army, and killed, you say?"
And the ending was:
crowning pride a towering s Idler's
-.ro: ration; ail
dire e_ci s r suid.-q
monument cn the top cf which stands era prortratlcn;
to camp here, and commissary
“Yes sir, he was a general.”
ever cared for vou a bronze figure pointing ever in re from vitiated 1 u.-ncra i.; th e bloo.,
of tie heroes who die I rueh .-s scrofula, il.rc’.i? ■ »"’-sipelin,
next to myself and our children, membrance
officer when he comes upto leave
‘,What was his name?”
: Io for tr n-
that the nation might live. Surround etc. Tiny are : t.-o a rrecl"
Iles r cu!:~r to f-mai. -
h as sup.
the men provision.’’
and knowing as IJdo that vou have ing tl is park are the magnificent rressions.
“General R >y Benedict.”
irrcf-vlari’ics. r..i nil f-nr.i
llackley Public Library—a po-. m in
I v tie tkrj
: “Ah! I have heard of him and of never married, that in your life granite—with its 60,000 volumes, and of vzealn
tl.e equally stately llackley school, and restore the rd w rf 1 - aii.il t i pa?
there could be but one love; I Ieava like a bee-hive with it3 600 children. mJ sallow chee.-.s. In ir.:-. they ef-
"My hid. have you any food in' his brave death ”
Other ekr ant buildings testify like feet a radical cur? in a II c ?<p« arising
“\our brother is thirteen, you vou 89 a legacy the waman who wise to the liberality and munificence from mental worry, cverv rork cr er-
this man who has pulled wealth out cess-s of whatever natv: ?. There an
can make your later years atone cf
no i’l effects folk wing the use of tn:i
Not much, only some meal, and say ?”
of the forests of Michigan.
wonderful medicine, ac-1 it can U
is no wonder tl.en th t the na-n
beans and sweet potato coffee- but
“Yes, sir, and his name is Roy.” ’happiness for the sorrws of the by of It Charles
ti'vcn to children with perfect shitty,
II. Haekley is l
home and abroad. Ilis muni ?e.-? t .
Aunt Dinah will get veu some
President Lincolo asked a few
T-.kegon alone represents an cu.lay
“As Myra has a fortune in her cf
r. arly half a million. For t’ e east
questions as to where the boy had
own usine, and my children too, I two: y years lie las been a c nstar.t
sufierer from neuralgia er?J rheutna-
' I hank you, my brave bov. but 11 been captured, and when and made
will to you what I possess and ti m, also numbness of the lower
will have my dinner later; but I
limt3. so much so that it h. s serious!”
make you executor of all.’’
interfered v.i.h l.is )1 asure in lite.
Now he said:
would like to go into the house, if
For some time post l.is fri.nd3 have
It was a long time before the gen noticed
that l-.c l.as seemed to grow
you will let me.”
“You aie a brave little girl.
■ - *;->■*•
young ay in. and to l a «-a r overcd
eral arose from the chair where he the
health which he had in y uth.
' >h yes, sir, for you are so good worthy of your gallant father.
a correspondent cf ti e Press. Ml
"How did you come here?”
Hi kley explained the secret cf li
tr;-r..-f -rmati n. an<1 to } ;3 irlcaj
‘ Moiher gave me some monnev,
1 ho colonel dismounted and en-
who Pave known now- he suffer» I, it
\\ ben .at last he did so, he said, is indeed a transformatioa. "I have
•’rc.l the mansion, taking off his, sir, and a Confederate soldier to. k
suf ■red for over tv.-,;.:/ years," l:e
me to a union soldier, and he " pas “He has been dead fo more than a said, seated in l-.is private olfiee, “with
c«p as he asocended the steps.
pains in my lower limbs so severe!}
1 ho children accompanied him sed me through the lines to you.” vea r.’’ ,
that the only r lief I could gel a\
was by puttl.-g c «Id water com
•nd as ho halted before a portrait,
“I will send you back under es-1 I “I shall ask for an extension of night
presses cn my I. :1s. I was I rthered
m-re nt ni : t: .-.n in tie d \y time
cort to your lines my child, and as I leave and go South, for—I accept Ti.e
n ur ■ ,1c end r’< u ’atl’ p-!-
' ■ t the
Kw 1 legacy.
or o/»»» ” ”
ln my k. .’
wl,.. h > ad b n grvwfr
I hat in our mamma, sir.”
soon’as he can follow Jyou, your
in intensity f r years, .fins itbee err
So General Keyes went South, to chronic.
"And there is our papa sir. taken brother will l»e returned to bis
I me’e tl ¡we trits to t’ I
Hot Si li.gr with i ..I-.- par:.a! r. > , ■ I
when he was« United State» off cer. home.”
the very home he had visited dur- and then f.11 h.-.e!. to ,-.y c- ^r I
state. 1 cc’.’l'nt sit still, and r.
but he’s a relvel now. you know.”
The Ix-autilful blue eyes filled ling the war. apd when he saw the' suficrings l-epen to make lire 1«;
es, yes, murmured the col with tears, the lips trembled and beautiful woman who advanced to very live. Two years ago I st
onel and for a long time be stood faintly came the words; “Mav I meet him, he thought her more v? tv-r i nmi'-rd
i u.» . ...s fax I — -j
before the two portratita.
kiss you, sir, for it is all I can give lovely thin ever, and thanked
At last hesat do n to a table, you.”
Heaven for the legacy that had
wrote g note, and calling to the cor
left |ntn. for the sunshin« that
Drawing close to liiasid Abraham
had at last entered a clouded life
poral detailed to remain, said:
Lincoln imprinted a kiss upon the
Hand this to mv comtuiMary forehead of the child, and taking
officer w hen he couies un.”
her by the mind led her to an officer
Then h» called the lid to him
in waiting and gave huu certain
•nd asked iu * | ,» gone;
orders regarding her.
“Do you know where tour fahwr
A few hours after and Mvrr was
again in the Southern lines and on I Tw» 1
“Yes air, but I will not tell ”
her wav to her home. where, ‘thn-» £♦»*,
Ko. 1- Firm Uamesa.
1 ou need not: but vou wi|( hear days after, a« ohe was sealed in the «a »» tl.ce
me give order» to the oorporal to library with hsr mother, Aunt Din La-
allow your lather to return into hid ah was heard to give a shout of jov.
ing in his own home, and to keep and lhe next monv«nahedaah»d in-
the fact a secret, and to guard to the room followed by the litib« I-’
jruor family from »11 intruder».”
bov sohit-r. tor Mr Lindin had no-
“Oh, thank you4 eir.”
word to a child.
,‘1'leaae tell u»y>ur name, »ir?”
The war bad ended, the bonniw
“No, it does not matter,” and he blue Hag had been furled forever, XX
drew the little girl toward him kiss and the soldiers of the North were £■*
ed her several tim«a. shook hands returning to their homes.
with the lad and left the bouse.
A regular Army off cer, General
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