Clipped From Alton Telegraph
Cautious But Successful Ssftrch for.;'* VhoW to Lnvlsb His Wealth* , Iu», May-ftf.—Aft incident of the rebellion onrao to light the other day in the following true story« At the outbreak of the war, a man named Christ Reynolds joined the Confederacy and did sol-vice a« a puerrllla In Missouri, When the war closed, he Came to Contralto and worked at his trade as a bln °lj noighboriwgtown. tt«martM a lady whose husband was killed battllnff for'the Union, ttoynolds^ con- tinned his work at the forse until hejao- oid«ntally beard that his stay wou d be extremely hazardous^ as It Was olaltnea thut while he was a pnerrlllft some acti of his had rendered him amenable to tne IflW ' iBecominfS alarmed, ho turned his utensils and property Into ready cash, and securlhst it about hia person, he hurriedly left for Texas. Shortly prior to his departure Keynolds' wife gave birth to a daughter. As years wont by and Reynolds still remained absent, his wife applied to the courts for a divorce, and the decree was secured on the plea of desertion. Later she married Mr. Owen Breese, a well-known resident of this county. _' Meanwhile the babe born to Mrs. Reynolds grew up, and is How a popular youag lady of Centralla. ••_ Some time ago cautious \otters ol inquiry were recelvud by parties living here. The writer asked for information concerning the family of one Christ Reynolds. Dovulopmt'nts followed until It was learned that Mr. Christopher Reynolds Is still living, having amassed a comfortable fortune. Me now says he longs for the companionship of his daughter, with whom ho wishes to go to living. It is said Miss Reynolds has signified oer Intention of leaving Oontralia and of casting her lot with the father she • has never known. Mr. Reynold Is said to be In Arkansas; whither the daughter will repair.