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 - to represented that tho sister of tho dead...
to represented that tho sister of tho dead soldier was tho real pensioner. After convincing tho old woman of thi3 fact, ho gavo her one- one- week in which to sell her farm, stock and other possessions, which had been bought with tho saved-up saved-up saved-up ponelcn money, and divido with the sister or tho dead soldier. Iu about a week he came back and said the sister was willing to compromise, and that if she would give him $20 to give to tho sister, and agreo to divido equally tho pension money received every quarter, It would be satisfactory all around. The woman war frightened at the prospects of losing her entiro pension, nnd readily consented. She scraped up ?5, every cent she had, and gavo it to tho bogus agent, and promised to give' him the remainder remainder in a few days. The Government officials, however, got wind of tho matter, and before Hayes could go back for the other $15 ho was placed under arrest. He was taken before United States Commissioner Commissioner John Aust, at Carthage, and in default. bend was placed in jail to await the April term of court. Hayes came to NaahviUo from Waverly, and after spending spending a few weeks here he lert for Hartsville. He has been gone from here about three weeks. IVhilo only cno caso is presented against him, it is claimed that at the proper time other facts wiil bo brought out, which will connect his name with numerous fraudulent fraudulent collections. This district has been a fruitful one for pension schemers, and a dcturmined effort is being made to break up tho practice?

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  1. The Tennessean,
  2. 11 Jan 1899, Wed,
  3. Page 5

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