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MY YE I LEU CLIENT.
HOW I ESCAPED COMPLICITY IN AN AU
At the time of the incident I am a
bout to relate, I was a young solicitor,
with no very considerable practice, and
therefore not always so discreet a3 1
might have been had I been able to
pick and chose ray clients. My busi*
mas hours were ostensibly from ten to
five but the fact of mv house adjoin
ing the office made me subservient to
the wishes of the pullic beyond the
time stated on the brass plate at my of*
flee door. In fact, it wa9 generally fat
ter business hours that my most profit
able clients came ; and though I say I
refused many a time the agency of
some shady business, still 1 must con
fess with regret that once or twice I
found myself unwittingly involved in
transactions which I would have much
rather left alone. One of these I have
occasion to remember too well, and I
can never think of it but I thank Prov
idence for saying me from becoming an
accomplice unwittingly in a most auda
cious piece of imposture.
I was interrupted one night at te* by
the servant entering and saying that a
lady wished to see me. Hastily finish
ing the meal, I hurried iuto my busi
ness room. As I entered and bowed,
a lady rose, made a slight courtesy and
remained standing. I begged her to be
seated, and asked of what service I
could be to her. It was a little time
before she answered, and then it was
in a nervous, frighten id way, glancing
round the room as if she were afraid
somebody else was present. I saw
that, although she was dressed in good
style, she had not the air of a lady,nut,
as she wore a thick veil, I could not
distinguish her features,though I made
out a gray hair here and there.
"I suppose I had better explain who
lam and what I want," she began.
M I am a Miss Howard, of Giaham
square, and I want you to make out
I started involuntarily, for this eld
erly person, though I had never seen
her before, had been the subject of
many a surmise and many a gossip
with the neighbors. She was reported
to be very wealthy ; but had apparent
ly abandoned tbe world, for, during
the last five years she had shut herself
up in hei bouse, seeing no one but her
servants. My curiosity was therefore
piqued at the idea of makiDg out this
old eccentric's will. Taking up a pen,
I asked her to give me the particulars
of how she wished the property dis
"That is very simple," she said. "I
wish my whole property to go to Mr.
David Simpson, of Stafford street here.
I have never been married ; and I
want the will framed so as to cut off
any beir who might claim relationship
to me. I also wish you to act as my
executor in seeing my will carried iato
I made a note of the instructions,
and asked when it would be convenient
for her call and sign the deed.
4 'lf yon could have it written out by
to-morrow night, I could call then and
sign it. I wou'd like if you could ar
range to have a doctor present to be a
witness to my signing—a young doctor,
if possible." .
"Certainly, madam. To-morrow
night at this time will suit, and I will
arrange about a doctor being present.
—ls there anything else you wish mem
tioned in the will ?"
"No ; nothing," she said, rising.
"But be sure you make it so as to cut
off all relations."
I assured her everything would be as
she desired ; and after assisting her in
to the cab which was waiting, noticing
the while that she had a slight limp in
her walk, I retired to my study to
frame the will in accordance with her
instructions. Next night, punctual to
a minute, she called : and as I had a
doctor present, the ceremony of signing
was soon over, the doctor signing as a
witness along with my clerk, and ap
pending a certificate of sanity, as desir
ed by my client; and the deed was
consigned to my safe.
The affair had almost completely
pasted from my mind, when I was star
tled one morning by receiving a note
from Mr. Simpson, the legatee in the
will, informing me that Miss Howard
was dead. I immediately proceeded to
the house, performed the usual duties
devolving upon a solicitor in such cir
cumgtances, and made* what arrange
ments were neccessary. After the fu
neral I had a meeting with Mr. Simp
son, and explained to him the position
of affairs—that be was sole legatee, and
that I was executor. He seemed to
take the matter very coolly, I thought,
but was anxious that everything should
be lealized as soon as possible. Our
interview was very short ; and I came
away with a strong feeling of dislike
for the man, who, I found, bad acted
as a sort of factor for the deceased
MILLHEIM PA., THURSDAY, AUGUST 20., 1885.
Acting within the duties of execu
torship, and also with a desire to find
out if possible the lelations the old la
dy had been so anxious to cut off, I in
serted a notice of her death in most of
the leading newspapers in the king
dom. This had the desired effect; for
in the course of a few days I was waited
upon by a young gentleman. Edward
Howard, who informed mo lie was a
nephew of the late Miss Howard, and
had called upon me, having gat my
name and address from the office of one
of the newspapers to which I had sent
the advertisement. During my inter
view with Mr. Howard, I was much
impressed with his bearing, on iny tell
ing him the position of affairs, us he
was much more concerned at his aunt's
deUh thin at the purpose of her will.
He told me that five years ago he had
married against his aunt's wishes ; she
had refused to recognize his wife ; and
though he had written her several let
ters, he had never heard from her in
reply. He thanked me for my infor
mation, and said he would likely see
me again, as he was coming into town
to a situation he had just been offered.
Some weeks after this, as I was re
turning home in the evening from a
consultation,my atteution was arrested
by the figure of a woman in front of
me. She was hurrying along as if try
ing to escape observation ; but there
wasfsometbing in her style and the
liiAP which she had that struck me as
familiar, though I coald not remember
where I had seen her. Just as she was
passing a lighted part of the street, she
happened to look around, and the face
I saw at once explained to me the fa
miliarity of ber figure—both face aud
figure being an exact counterpart of
my late client's Miss Howard ! Some
how or other, a suspicion flashed across
my mind ; my instinct told me some
thing was wrong, and I determined to
follow her and see where she went to.
Tushing my hat well over my brow
and pulling the collar of my coat well
up, I followed through two or three
streets, And was almost at her heels
when she suddenly turned into a pnb
lie-house, when, so close had I followed
her, I heard the attendant say, in an
swer to an inquiry by ber : "Number
thirteen, ma'am and I saw her dis
appear into the back premises. I im
mediately followed, beard the door of
number thirteen shut, and glancing at
the numbers, quietly opened number
twelve, and after giving an order for
some slight refreshment to the attend
ant who had followed me, I took a
look around the room.
I found it was divided from the next
one only by a wooden partition, which
did not reach the ceiling, and that, by
remaining peifectly quiet, I could bear
that a whispered conversation was be
ing carried on in tbe next room. The
entrance of the attendant with my or
der disturbed my investigation ; but
on his departure, and regardless of the
old saying that listeuers seldom hear
anything to their own advantage, I did
my best to make out the conversation.
I distinguished the voices to be those
of two men and one woman. The lat
ter I at once recognized, or at least my
imagination led me to believe it to be
the voice of the person who bad called
on me a year ago to make her will.
The voice of one of the men was
strange to me ; but after the discovery
I had already made, I was not greatly
astonished at recognizing the voice of
the other man to be that of Simpson,
the legatee in the will. The whole
thing flashed upon me at once, and I
saw I had been made tbe innocent ma
chinery for carrying through a clever
and daring piece of imposture. I,how
ever, listened attentively to the conver
sation, in order to fathom the whole
The first sentence I made out came
from the stranger : "I told you young
Sinclair was the very man to do the
work for you. These young lawyers
never ask any questions as long as they
get the business."
"Well, well,' , said Simpson, "that is
all right now. But the present ques
tion is, what is to be done in the way
of hurrying him up with the realization
of the estate without exciting suspi
cion ? The sooner we all get away
from this the better. lam glad that
young fellow Howard didn't ask any
questions. But one thing's certain, we
must get the old woman away from
this immediately or she's sure to get
recognized. She's been keeping pretty
close lately, but X dare say she's get'
ting tired of it. Aren't you, old la
"Indeed," was the reply, "I would
be glad to get away from this place I to
morrow, if I could. I'm sure I only
wish you could have been content with
half of the estate with Mr. Edward, in'
stead of burning the will, when you
found it was to be divided between you
and him, and getting me to do what I
did. I'm sure it's a wonder my mis
stress doesn't rise from her grave to de
noun 36 us all."
A PAPER FOR THE HOME CIRCLE.
"Keep that can't for another occa
sion, old woman ; it's no use getting
religious now. ,Hut I'll tell you what
l've got an idea."
Here the conversation got so low
that I could not catch more than an
occasional word, and what that idea
was I never found out, as he never got
the chance to try it on me, for I had
heard enough to know that next door
to me were three of the most daring
conspirators I had ever come across,
who had duned me, aud made me,
though unwittingly, the chief actor in
the conspiracy. My first idea was to
lock the door of the room they were in
and go for help ; but as that was like
ly to cause a disturbance, I determined
to slip out and tru9b to being back in
time for their arrest. As luck would
have it, nearly the first man I met out
side was a detsctive, whom I had
known very well in connection with
some criminal trials in which I had
been engaged. A few words explained
my purpose ; and signaling to the near
est policeman he placed him at the door
of the shop and both of us walked in.
He nodded familiarly to the bar-tender
and,leauing oyer the counter, whispered
in bis ear. The shopman started and
gaye vent to a long, low whistle.
"You'll do it as quietly as you can,
for the credit of the house," said he.
"Of course," said the detective.
"Show us in."
In another minuute we were inside
the room, with our backs to the door,
the detective dangling a pair of steel
bracelets and nodding smilingly round
the room. The woman fainted. We
had no difficulty iu securing the men ;
and in half an hour we had them safe
ly housed in jail.
Before their trial came on, we had
worked out the whole story. The wo
man who had called on me and signed
the will was Mrs. Simpson, Miss How
ard's housekeeper, the mother of Simp
son in whose favor the will was made ;
and the other man was a lawyer's clerk
who had suggested to them the feasi
bility of such a scheme. The fact of
Miss Howard's self-confinement and
my own imprudence had nearly made
the plot a success, but for my accident
al recognition of the house-Keeper.
Each of the prisoners offered to turn
Queen's evidence ; but, a9 we had no
difficulty in proving the case, -his was
refused, and they were sentenced to
various periods of penal servitude. 1
had then the pleasure of hauding over
the estate to the rightful heir, young
Edward Howard, who, notwithstand
ing that I had nearly been the means of
depriving bim of bis inheritance, made
me his agent.
The estate turned out to be much
larger than I had at first thought, as I
succeeded in proving that a large num
ber of investments in Simpson's name
really belonged to Miss Howard, and
the management of so large a property
fairly put me on my feet as regards
business. I have bad many good cli
ents since then, but I have often
thought that my Veiled Client was my
best one, as sue was the means of giv
ing me my first lesson in prudence, and
my first start in life.
What the Newspaper Does.
Rev.John Rhey Thompson,of New
York, says : The crowning marvel
of our modern civilization is the print
ing press. It is impossible to over
estimate its vast power. It prop
agates and defuses information. It
gives wings to knowledge, LO that on
a breath ot morning it flies every
where to bless and elevate. I stand
in growing wonder in the presence cf
the printing press. It lays its bauds
upon the telegraph and speedily gath
ers news from all parts of the world,
and acute editors and übiquitous re
porters and rapid compositors and fly
ing steam presses commit to paper a
faithful photograph of what is going on
in the world. And yonder stands the
iron horse, with bieath of flame and
libs of steel, ready to go to remote por
tions of the country, dropping package 3
of the daily papers on the way. Yes,it
is a mighty engine for good and a
mighty engine, too, for evil. Like all
the blessings of this trial life of ours,it
is not an unmixed blessing.
Remarkable Presenoe of Mind.
On a first night at the Theatre Fran
cais, Kegnier, the comedian, now de
ceased, displayed remarkable presence
of mind. He was alone on the stage,
and was supposed to be expecting a
friend. 'He comes !' exclaimed Regni
er, looking off on the left. 'Joy 1 I
have been awaiting bim so impatiently.'
At this cue his friend entered—on the
right. Some one had blundered—but
who ? There was no time for hesita
tion, and the veteran player's ready wit
came to his aid. 'Sly dog 1' he said,
jocosely, to the newly arrived : 'you
thought to take me by surprise, but I
saw you in the looking-glass yonder.'
This brought down the house, though
the audience had been on the point of
hissing the very palpable blunder.
Where Money Reigns Supreme-
In New York, and, I suppose in all
large cit'es, but there especially, money
has been made by the fortune. They
have hundreds of millionaires, aud
thousands upon thousands of very rich
men. Speculative opportunities afford
ed by unscrupulous men who to-day
live upon their ill-gotten gains. We
are on the ragged edge of speculation.
Speculation has put into the pockets of
rascals millions, and has taken from
the pockets of the greedy millions. A
new set have come to the front socially
and financially. They are vulgar,com
mon, rude, offensive. They boast of
their wealth ; they flaunt in the eyes
of the public their new purchase ; they
give balls aud entertainments to which
gentlemen with whom they are unac
quainted are invited. They send lists
of guests to the newspapers; they fur
nish, in addition to this, discriptionsof
elegant toilets worn by the ladies at
these entertainments, they inform so
ciety reporters of all the details of ex
penditure ; they tell bow much they
spend for flowers, what the cost of the
dinner or supper is to be. They pa
rade beforo the reporters their gold and
silver service, and are particular that
they get its cost correctly. They ap
pear upon the streets in the morning
with diamonds in their ears, with cost
ly ornaments upon their necks, and in
expensive bracelets upon their arms, if
they be women ; with diamond collar
buttons and diamond sets, and heavy
gold chains and solitaire diamond rings
upon their Angers, if tney are men.
They are loud in tone, flashy in dress
and boorish in manner. All this, vul
gar and low-bred as it is, is not bad ; it
is simply disagreeable, and, doubtless,
as time rolls on, social friction will
smooth away the roughness, and when
the fourth generation appears—by
which time, however, the money will
doubtless be spent—manhood and wo
manhood will have their turn. The
foregoing refers to the home life of
these creatures. In their public and in
their amusement taste I find the bea
cons and the suggestions to which I
Corners His Pa.
About a month since the wife of the
editor of the Magazine of Ilumor and
mother of the inquisitive young gentle
man aforesaid, had a queer attack of a
complaint that is becoming chronic in
our family, which left her with another
daughter,and affected the editor in pre
cisely the same way, and when their
youthful knowledge glutton came home
from school he was considerably sur
4 Where did you get it ?' he inquired.
4 The doctor brought it to us,' the ed
itor incautiously replied.
4 ln his pocket ?'
•Yes,' the editor assented.
•In his vest pocket ?' asked the boy.
•Wrapped up in a piece of paper ?'
•With its name printed on it V'
•What is its name ?'
•Why—son, it is—that is, we have
not named it yet,' the editor inconsist
ently exclaimed, in the dire moment of
•Where do the doctors get the babies
for people ?'
'Oh, they find them !'
•Who looses them, pa ?'
•Oh, God let's them drop down from
heaven and the doctors pick them up.'
•It's awful high up to heaven, ain't
it, pa ?'
'Thousands of miles.'
•And if anybody would fall down
from there, it would kill him, wouldn't
'I should think it would, my son.'
•Then why don't it kill the babies ?'
•Why, because—oh blank it!'
'Do they fall in a blanket, pa V'
•Yes, that's what keeps them from
•Who hold's the blanket V
•Why, the people close by see a baby
falling when it is away up. and they
run out and hold the blanket.'
•And catch it ?'
•And find it ?'
'Then how does the doctor find it if
the people that held the blanket found
•Oh, you bother me.'
•Pa, do all liars go to hell ?'
'Of course they do.'
•Where is hell, Pa ?'
'Why down under the earth.'
•Pa, how are 3ou going to get down
there and when will you start ?'
Grand tableau consisting of an editor,
a boy and a shingle;— Through Mail
When you read the seductive legend
in the tobacconist's window, 'Our two
penny cigars can't be beat,' remember
that if they can't be beet, they may be
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What Astonished Lamar.
Tho Preparation of a Proclamation
in Which Cleveland took a Hand.
From the New York Times.
An earnest Republican, who since
campaign times has learned to respect
the intelligence as well as the integrity
of President 'Cleveland, tells a good
story that comes direct from Secretary
Lamar. It relates to the first business
meeting of the Cleveland Cabinet and
shows how the President, in a quiet,
unostentatious way, opened the eyes ot
the Mississippi statesmen. Except
Manning,there wasn't a member of tiie
Cabinet, who did not manifest some
curiosity as to the way iu which Presi
dent Cleveland would conduct his ex
ecutive household. They found him
neither officious nor talkative and
fhough he produced upon every one of
them a most favorable impression, when
the meeting broke up they didu't know
liim much better than they did before
the meeting begau. The Oklahoma
boomers were cutting a wide swatb iu
the country just then and the Okalho
ma boomer was very generously dis
cussed at that Cabinet meeting, it be
ing resolved that the Secretaries of the
Interior and War Should draw up a
proclamation iu accordance with cer
tain views upon which the President
with the Cabinet had agreed. Secre
tary Endicott quickly suggested that
Secretary Lamar should put the proc
lamation in shape and then they would
go over it and elaborate it together. 'lt
is a pretty stiff task, but I'll try it,'
said Mr. Lamar, with a smile that
was not hilarious. That night, some
where about 11 or 12 o'clock, Mr. Endi
cott's dreams at the Arlington were
disturbed by a knocking which threat
ened wholly to tear down bis bedroom
door. In stalked-tlie tall Secretary of
the Interior. He had brought over a
draught of that proclamation. Mr.En
dicott read it. Mr.Endicott was pleas
ed and he said so. It was very good,
very good indeed, he said. It couldn't
be improved upon. Mr. Lamar had
struck just the right key. Mr. Endi
colt had not a single suggestion to of- I
fer. He felt pretty sure, he said, that
it would meet the President's approval
just as it stood.
4 Yes, I guess ycu're right; I guess it
will meet the President's approval just
as it stands,' said Mr. Lamar. 'Let me
tell you a thing or two. I worked over
this thing for hours. I buuted up
President Arthur's proclamation a
gainst the boomers and tried to build
one up of my own with it for a model,
but I did not make much headway.
Then I started out on my own account
and struggled over a lot of blank paper.
It was not a very satisfactory showing
that'B a fact, but I strayed over to the
White House with it, had a talk with
t,he President, read him the doccument
and asked him if he had any suggestions
to make. I said to him frankly: 'Mr.
President, it doesn't suit me.' He look
ed over my draft and then he said to
me in a quiet way : 'Suppose you let
me try my hand at it, Mr. Secretary.'
He took up his pen and he wrote. He
didn't stop, he didn't hesitate ; ideas
seemed crowding one right on top of a
nother. When he was done he read it
to me. That is all—what you've read
and approved. Let me tell you, Mr.
Secretary, President Cleyeland is a bus
iness man; he knows what he means
and he means what he says. He is sim
ply a revelation to me.'
A Singrular Race.
In Sumatra there is a very singular
race, called the Kubus, who aro too shy
to mix with the other races of the
island, and dwell in the recesses of the
forests. They are looked on as inferiors
by the Malays, and thought to be little
better than beasts. Such is their shy
ness that they will never willingly face
a stranger. Their trade with the Ma
layans is consequently carried on in a
strange manner. The trader announc
es his arrival by beating a gong, and
then retires from the place of rendez
vous. The Kubus approach, put their
forest treasures ou the grouud, beat a
gong, and retreat. The trader returns
and lays his commodities down in quan
tities sufficient, as he thinks, for the
purchase of the goods on sale. Then
he retires, and the Kubus reappear and
consider the bargain. And so, after
more withdrawals and approaches and
gong-beatings, the respective parties
come to an understanding,and carry ofiE
independent their bargains. Tha Ku
bus in theii wild state do not bury their
dead. They live on snakes,grubs,fruits,
and the flesh of any deer or pigs they
can slay. They are skillful spearmen,
and throw stones with marvelous ac
curracy. They know of no state after
death. In some physical respects they
assimilate closely to the anthropoid
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HOLD ALL WHEAT.
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1 his Year's Oiopßelow tha Average
—Amount of Injured Grain—
The Illinois Yield.
Agricultural Commissioner Coleman
thinks farmers had better hold on to
their grain. Iu a bulletin issued from
his bureau the following advice is giy
en : 'This year is peculiar in having
an unprecedented supply of okl wheat
in the hands of traders; the effect is
naturally an unexampled effort of hold
ers to advance prices. How, it is net
the provinoe of an official statistical
service either to advance or depress
prices, but to tell the truth. This de
partment is expected to ;took to the in
terest of farmers, but experience has
shown that llteir interest is not advanc
ed by underestimating the crop. The
growers are at the Wrong end to profit
by misrepresentation. Distance, heavy
transportation and many occasions of
delay are circumstances against them ;
the telegraph, organization and capital
favor the buyer. It is repeatedly prov
eu that misrepresentation of crop pro
duction insures only to the advantage
of the speculater or wealthy purchaser.
Honesty, then, is the best policy for
farmers in crop reporting. With im
mense stocks in commercial hands,high
prices will benefit mainly the traders
now; in two or three months with stocks
exhausted and a new crop ready for de
livery,the buyer will magnify European
supplies, exaggerate the outcome of the
American product and offer low prices.
A PERTINENT SUGGESTION.
"Here a suggestion is pertinent. The
wheat harvest of the worid in 1885 will
not be an average. Hence prices will
eventually advance. But it should be
remembered that it requires a full year
to move the wheat crop of the world.
Heavy harvests following deficiency do
not depress prices materially for many
months after garnering. The culmina
tion of the effect is often in the follow
ing year. 80 the large production of
last year now fills the granaries of Eu
rope and America and prices are low in
the face of the current crop failures.
Ho great advance will occur till the ex
cess of stocks shall be consumed.
"Let the farmer, therefore, who is
not pressed for money, deliver slowly
until commercial stocks are depleted,
watch the markets, and if he can hold
till late in the autumn or winter, he
may profit by the scarcity. But he
must, not assume the existence of the
scarcity which is prophesied by the bulls
of the present hour and hold for extra
ordinary prices, refusing reasonable ad
vances, or his ultimate loss ot price in
terest and ratage may prove a sorer ca
lamity than the early autumn sales.
This is a true word for the ear of the
• _ _
Dropping Unhurt 3,000 Feet.
In September, 185T, upward of
15,000 people were at Lemon Hill
and along the banks of the Schuylkill
to see M. Godard go up in a balloon
along with his brother and drop the
latter out from among the clouds in a
parachute. It is said that the feat
had never been attempted before in
the history of ballooning ; it was a
startling novelty, and the people
crowded to see it When the balloon
sailed gracefully upward outside of
the enclosure M. Godard and two
friends were in the basket, while be
low it M. E. Godard, his brother, was
seated upon a small bar of wood at
tached to the parachute. It looked
like an immense umbrella. The ball
oon went over the Schuylkill in a
southwesterly direction, and after it
had reached an altitude of abont
6,000 feet began to slowly descend.
Then the parachnte began to expand.
When within abont 3,000 feet of the
earth the cord was cut and the para
chute rapidly descended, with Godard
banging on to the bar. The balloon
shot upward again. The descent of
the parachute was keenly watched
by thousands of spectators, and many
expected to see the daring man dash
ed to the earth in the twinkling of an
eye. It was observed however, that
as the parachute neared the earth the
descent was slow and easy. At last
the man and his big umbrella
faded out ot sight over the hills, and
we learned next morning that he came
down all right on his feet, like a cat,
abont half a mile west of the old Bell
tavern, on the Darby road.— Phila.
IMPORTANT TO FARMERS.—J. H-
Frank, west of Millbeim, gives notice
that he has for sale a superior quality
of Wheat, which be calls "Farmers'
friend," for seeding purposes. Farm*
ers desiring some of this excellent
wheat are requested to apply to him.