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 - Washington, September 27. - In a com - [uuae...
Washington, September 27. - In a com - [uuae ununw near i* air tax, irry, good - natured Irishman, with farm fortahte authenticated record of ill years upon this earth, is passing quietly and peacefully to the grave. James Magnar was originally a County Clare man and '»"»e to this country in 1848. Since then he was a laborer, contractor, and finally settled down as a^farmer in "€|e Virginny," and is now spending his last davs in the care of his grandchildren and great - grandchildren on his trim farm, nfar Fairfax, in Fairfax county. Mrs. Magnar. the life - long partner of the old man, fa almost a centenarian. but she is still hale and hearty, and wiin a regularity tnat age seems to have only settled into a deeper and more accustomed groove. Like her husband, she is a native of County Clare, end she bids fnb? to rrral ntai'm her length of life. Magnar was an old man on coming to America in 1848, fcut went to work on the Chesapeake and Ohio canal as a laborer, and on a number of other similar undertakings, both in the canal and railroad line. He worked limself up to the position of a foreman, and before getting too old for active work Had accumulated a competency and purchased his farm in Fairfax county, where, wih his five children, he settled down to bVe. He was a famous horseman, and up to within a short time ago took particular pride in a fiery brown stallion, which he himself had broken, and which there was no other man on the farm who could either i»de or handle. notwithstanding his com - Stranse inz of fichtimr stock been proverbially tnxious ft lived through three great wars without once serving ss a soldier. Dunnsr the of 1812 he was on the wrong side of the Atlantic; he reached America just at the end of the Mexican war, and by the time the civil war broke oat he was too old for active service. He was not too old to hare some active brushes with the armies on both sides of the conflict, however, to' which his ready tongue and active wits made him remembered by many of the soldiers who chanced in the region of the rtiring into the reach of the soldiery, but >f anv eood to the armr. and he accordinr marched boldly up to headquarters, where, by thepictnresqne gift of the tongue, good humor and drove back the missing steers, much to his own and his neighbor's satisfaction. At another time he lost a pair of mules of fond, bnt rather ancient memory, through the *% - eep of a yankee raiding parry, but roached the manes and otherwise doctored nnzes till the shrewdest terrier s 1 that deal a cell. with the enemy

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  1. The Atlanta Constitution,
  2. 28 Sep 1893, Thu,
  3. Page 3

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