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The Strango Legacy.
itiKABK to rend Hint again, Mr.
SurroBnte." ,
" Certainly, It li as follows : Hve tliou
maud dollars to Julia May, daughter of
iny daughter Mabel."
Tlinre were fluttering, fidgeting and
whimpering and exclamations In the
urrognte's court as his honor read a
necond time this clnue of the will.
Mabel Anderson turned white a marble,
and gazed llxedly across at the paper,
looking at nobody, while everybody
looked at her. Her line nostrils expand,
ed, her lellned lips compressed, and her
deep, dark, passionate eyes Hashed more
keenly than the great solitaire that roll
ed and blazed at her throat with the
quick heaving of her bosom.
" Daughter of my daughter I" How
the words rang In her ears I How her
soul writhed and strained in Kb startled
and sudden agony ! Who had exhumed
that long-burled and terrible secret 1
Why and how had its discovery beeu
kept from her uutll now t How had It
reached her father's knowledge V Why
had he not spoken of It to her before his
death? Why had she not been up
proached In prlvaoy, where a quiet ad
justment might have beeu made? These
with a thousand other like thoughts,
glanced as lightning through her mind
during' the minute's pause that followed
the reading.
Nearly opposite Mrs. Anderson wit a
lady somewhat her senior, hut of equally
Intelligent appearance and elegance of
dress and manner. This was Mrs. Hay.
inond, of the same city New York.
Besides her sat a young lady, apparently
Id years of age her adopted daughter,
Julia May Haymond, described In the
will as "daughter of my daughter Ma
bel." Mrs. Haymond regarded Mrs. Auder
son with a steady, keen observance as
the mysterious clause was read. As to
Miss Julia, she only casually noticed
that the name In the will was like her
own. Of the momentary sensation In
court hho understood nothing, for she
was as yet unaware of her true relation
to either Mrs. Anderson or Mrs. Hay.
The reading went on to the close, the
subscribing wltuesses were sworn and
their testimony taken. The Instrument
being uncontested, and the proof sutll
clent, the surrogate declared It to be
genuine, true and valid. This done, the
immediate parties In interest dispersed,
while the throng of lookers on, which
consisted largely of ladles, gathered in
bevies to gossip over the revelations of
the will, and speculate upon results.
Mabel Anderson came of one of the
most distinguished families upon Man
hattan Island, and married a man whose
character, wealth and distinction ren
dered him in every way her equal. Not
withstanding this, she had (as Tennyson
has It) "tripped In her day." This was
before she ever received the attentions
of the man who became her husband.
Her partner In this wrong did not for
sake her in her extremity. Upon the
contrary, so prudently was the unfor
tunate affair handled, that not a breath
of it came to Mabel's relatives nor to
the circle In which she moved, nor did
the shadow of suspicion pass upon her
At daybreak upon a morning In June,
during the time of which we are writing,
a young woman, apparently a domestic,
placed upon the porch at the side en
trance of a handsome mansion In New
York, a large covered wicker basket.
She then Bllently and quickly returned
to the street and disappeared.
The little Inmate of the basket was
not long iu "raising the house." The
kind hearted lady who first heard the
cry, and went to the door to ascertain
its cause, was Mrs. Haymond, then but
recently married; the Identical person
who afterwards appeared In court with
Miss Julia at the probate of the will.
Examination of the basket revealed a
handsome, healthy female child, appar
ently a month old. Its clothing was all
of the finest fabric, and everything
accompanying the little waif went to
how that It was of no mean origin.
Pinned to its frock was a note, written
In a delicate and beautiful hand, as
follows :
"Dear Lady : This child bears the
blood of two of the most respectable
.families iu New York. For some years
her identity must be concealed' He
tender aud merciful to her, and In due
time all will be made plain. Her name
is Julia May. . The Mother."
The reader need scarcely be told that
tlie little stranger was treated by Mrs.
Haymond from that hour forth as she
would have treated her own child.
A few weeks after this occurrepce,
Mrs. Haymond began to notice a lady
passing nearly every pleasant morning
in a handsome landaulet, and who
looked always toward the house, as if
hoping for the eight of some familiar
face. Oue morning as the nurse was
pushing the babe up and down the side,
walk for its airing, the lady passed as
usual. She ordered her carriage to the
curb stone, and made the nurse wheel
the child up close besldo her. Klie re.
marked how pretty a babe It was, and
Inquired Its name and age. Then she
took it up In her arms, and, holding It
closely, covered Its mouth and eyes aud
cheeks with kisses, her tears all the
while falling upon the wondering young'
face. She gave It back to the nurse
without another word and drove away,
and was never seen to pass the house
The nurse related the singular occur
rence to her mistress, who cross-examined
her down to the minutest partic
ular. Both Mrs. Haymond and her husband
were convinced that this lady was
"Julia's mother. Toascertuln the iden
tity of so conspicuous a person was an
easy matter. This done, Mrs. Haymond,
under an assumed name and address,
wrote Mabel a note concerning the char
acter of some Imaginary servant. She
received a polite answer, which, when
laid beside the note that was attached to
the little Julia's frock, showed both to
have been written by the same hand.
A longer aud more assiduous search
served to discover the young woman
who brought the basket to the house at
daybreak. Upon being shown the child
she recognized It Instantly. Hlie was
taken tothechurch which Mabel attend,
ed, aud designated that lady as the per.
son who gave the child to her 'and
directed her where to leave it paying
her at the time a golden eagle for the
service. Bhe described precisely the
place aud time when fills occurred.
The evidence was now complete, but
the time had not come for action. Ho
the young woman was charged to main
tain secresy, and all matters moved on
quietly as before.
In the autumn following, Mabel was
married to the man whose name she
bears at the commencement of our
When Julia was six years old the
Haymonds were desirous of adopting
her by law. It was determined, how
ever, that Mabel's father should first be
made acquainted with Julia's history.
It is unnecessary to describe here the
scene of that revelation. Suffice it to
say that the adoption was agreed upon,
as well as the policy of strict silence
concerning Julia's nativity.
Ten years later the -old gentleman
died, leaving the singular Will above
mentioned. The provision concerning
the "daughter of his daughter" seemed
to he a sort of vengeance wreaked upon
Mable for bringing a stain upon the
family name. No other explanation of
It could be given.
After the probate of the will Mr.
Anderson confronted his wife and de
manded to know the truth. In shame
and In tears she knelt before him and
told him all. Yet he could not curse
her. Since the hour he first declared
his love to her she had lived a blameless
life. As between herself and him there
was nothing to be either punished or
forgiven, for there had been no wrong.
He lifted her to her feet, and bidding
her to be at peace, declared the subject
should never be mentioned again.
Julia learned the true state of the case,
and her rage and chagrin were unbound
ed. The thought of her own Illegiti
macy seemed to her insupportable. The
kindness and persuasion of her adopted
parents seemed unavailing. There seem
ed but one course. A full understanding
must he had between the Haymonds,
the Andersons, aud Julia. This was
ultimately accomplished, and Julia and
her own mother became firm friends,
though her adopted name and relation
ship always remained. But there was
one thing upon which Mrs. Anderson
was Immovable, namely : her daughter's
paternity. That secret, at least, died
with her, as It ought.
Julia received her legacy In a private
manner, and learned to accept the In
evitable with resignation. Society never
sought to visit upon her any share of
her parents' sin, and she lives to-day as
honored and as happy a life as though
her grandfather had never sought to
curse her mother and herself with the
legacy to " Julia May, daughter of my
daughter Mabel."
Troubles of a Witness.
"70U must get around pretty early
X in the morning, my dear," 6ald
Mr. Spoopendyke, "because I'm going
to be a witness In court."
"Good gracious I" ejaculated Mrs.
Spoopendyke, " what have you been
doing V"
" What d'ye spose I've been doing?
I've heard some things in a law case,
and I've got to swear to them. You
can't have a law case without witnesses,
and I've got to be one to-morrow; so
you hustle out In the morning and get
my breakfast."
"They can't do anything to you, can
theyV" inquired Mrs. Spoopendyke,
"If I ain't there in time they can
send me to Jail," responded Mr. Spoopen
dyke, ominously, "and you'd better get
me ready in time if you don't want to
lose hie," and Mr. Spoopendyke flopped
Into bed and1 went to sleep.
Mrs. Spoopendyke turned the clock
ahead two hours, arranged her hair, and
sat down to speculate on the chances of
waking up at the proper moment. At
first she concluded to stay up all night,
but she began to get sleepy, aud reflect
ing that If she fixed her mind on the
hour she wauted to rise, she'd be sure to
wake up, she went to bed and to sleep
At half past four she roused up with a
terrified start.
" Wake up, my dear I" she exclaimed
to her husband. " You've got to go a
witnessing In a case this morning.
Hurry up, or they'll put you to Jail."
"Wah I" rejoined Mr. Spoopendyke.
" What did the heed get mixed there
with proof ah 1" and Mr. Spoopen
dyke was sound asleep again.
" You must get right up and go to
court," said Mrs. Spoopendyke firmly.
"You know something about a law
court, and you must wake up right
"What's the matter 1" propounded
Mr. Spoopendyke, silting up and glar
ing around him. "What day of the
month Is this 1 Who called Spoopen.
dykeV I ain't slept a wink," and Mr.
Spoopendyke fell back on his pillow.
" You know you must go to the case,"
continued Mrs. Spoopendyke, "You've
been appointed a witness and you must
go and swear about It. Wake up, or
they will arrest you."
" What ottseV" demanded Mr. Spoo
pendyke. " Who's arrested V Can't you
let a man alone Just as he Is gelling In a
doze? What's the matter with you
anyway C"
" You wanted to get up early about
some court. Come, get up, now, or
they'll send you to Jail," aud Mrs.
Spooendyke got up aud lighted the
gas, and began dropping on her skirts.
"Who's going to court?" asked Mr.
Spoopeukyke, sitting up In bed.
" Where's the court ? Think any court
wants me at five o'clock In the morn
ing?" "It's about a law case," said Mrs.
Spoopendyke, cheerfully. "You know
you are a witness. To think that I
Bhnuld live to be the wife of a witness 1"
and Mrs. Spoopendyke, firmly Impress
ed that it was something In the nature
of a foreign mission, gazed admiringly
upon her husband.
" Dod gast the law easel" howled Mr.
Spoopendyke, now thoroughly mad.
"D'ye think a law case goes prowling
around all night like a policeman ? Got
an Idea that a Judge Is going to strap
the court house on his back and fetch
It up here at daylight to try a law
" But you said you wanted to get up
early," reasoned Mrs. Spoopendyke,
"and It's pretty early now."
"D'yes'posel wanted to get up at
midnight to practice?" propounded Mr.
Spoopendyke. "Think a law case Is
like a church sociable, the first man
there gets the best supper ? P'haps you
were afraid If I didn't start early I
wouldn't get a seat? The measly court
don't meet till ten o'clock, dod gast ltl
and here you wake me up at four. What
d'ye s'pose a witness is, anyhow?"
shouted Mr. Spoopendyke, getting mad
der and madder. " Think he's a dark
lantern, and goes around with his slide
turned and the smoke coming out at the
top? D'ye know what a court is?"
" Why, yes," said Mrs. Spoopendyke,
"a court Is a place where they hang
people. Mrs. Mlerhof "
" That's it 1 You struck it, first clip 1"
sputtered Mr. Spoopendyke. "With
that information, all you want Is a plug
hat and an adjournment to be a lawyer.
If I bad your intelligence and a bald
head I'd hire out for a judge at board
wages. I tell ye, a court is where they
try cases about lands, aud licking peo
ple, and contracts, and and aud di
vorce cases. Yes, indeed," continued
Mr. Spoopendyke, solemnly, "they try
divorce cases about women waking their
husbands up in the dead of night."
" What kind of a law case are you
going to witness?" inquired Mrs. Spoo
pendyke. "A daylight easel You understand
that? At ten o'clock, and not five.
Get that through your head ? Think
you can remember ten o'clock ? If you
can't, can you remember eleven, or
" Do they have cases every hour ?"
queried Mrs. Spoopendyke.
" Of course they do. They leave every
fifteen minutes, like a ferryboat, and if
I can't catch one case, I'll witness In
another. Oot it now ? Only they don't
run as often from midnight to six. Be
gin to see Into it?"
"I think I do," taid Mrs. Spoopeu
dyke, ruminating. " I was thinking
that if one started about three o'clock,
I'd go aud witness with you."
"Oh! you'd make a witness!" pro
claimed Mr. Spoopendyke. "Withyour
capacity for observation and ability to
recollect, you'd only want to appear
twice to absorb the whole witness busi
ness," and with this reflection Mr.
Spoopendyke went back to his slumbers.
At ten o'clock sham hi wife called
him and notified him of the hour.
How'm I going to aret there In
time?" he howled. "Why didn't you
coll me before ? Want me sent to State
prison for contempt? Want to get lid
of me, don't you?" and Mr, Hnnm.P...
dyke darted Into his clothes.
"Don t you want some breakfast, niv
dear?" Inquired Mrs. Spoopehdyke,
" No, I don't waut any measly break
fast !" he shouted. "Didn't I tell ye I
was a witness at ten, and now It's half
past. Think a man Is appointed a wit-
lies during good behavior? S'pose I
hold the office till my successor Is ap
pointed ?" aud Mr. Spoopendyke plung.
ed down stairs and out of the house.
"I only did what he told me to,"
sighed Mrs. Spoopendyke, welling a
piece of court plaster and patching up a
hole In her silk dress. " Though I don't
see any use of a man being a witness, If
he ean't be a witness when he wants to.
If I were k man." she continued, as she
flopped down on the floor to change her
boots, "I'd get appointed by the Presi
dent, and then I could attend to business
or not, as I liked," with which sage
reflection Mrs. Sjxjopendyke pulled out
her husband's socks and begun to sew
wens three Inches in diameter on the
Form of tho Lightning Rod.
TI1K subject of the proper form of
lightning-conductors, long a disput
ed one among scientific men, has re
cently been experimentally Investigated
by Mr. W. II. Preece, with the result of
confirming the position of Faraday, that
tho section of a rod Is the essential ele
ment. The advocates of rods of large
surface, such as ribbons, tubes, etc.,
among whom was the late Professor
Henry, conclude, from the fact that
static electricity resides upon the sur
face, that electricity of high tension,
such us a lightning-discharge, Is belter
conducted away by a large extent of
surface. Mr. Preece sluted that no direct
experiments had, so far as he was aware,
ever been made to settle the question,
which was an Important one, as the
acceptance of the surfucttheory had led
to the employment of unsightly and
cosily conductors, when a simple rod
would answer all purposes. The ex
periments were made In the laboratory
of Dr. Warren, de la Hue, and had the
advantoge of his advice and assistance.
Iu the first experiment copper conduc
tors thirty feet in length, In the form of
a solid rod, a thin tube, and ribbon, each
of precisely the same mass were used.
The electricity was obtained, from 8,240
chlorlde-of sllver cells, and accumulated
in a condenser of a capacity of 42-8
micro farads. The sudden discharge of
this quautlty of electricity produced
results similar In character to lightning.
It was capable of completely deflagrat
ing it Inches of platinum wire of .0125
inch diameter, aud of raising to differ
ent degrees of Incandescence greater
lengths. Such wire, afllxed to n white
card so as to record the effect, was used
to measure the discharge after It had
pissed through the conductor. Each
form of conductor gave exactly the same
result In the deflagration and beating of
the platinum, showing that different
extents of surface had no effect. As it
might be thought that in copper con
ductors of such length as those used,
differences In conductivity could not be
readily detected, the experiments were
repeated with lead conductors, the re
sistances of which were twelve times
that of copper, with the same results.
An experiment, to determine how close.
ly variations in the discharge could be
estimated, showed that a change of
resistance of five per cent, could have
neen easily detected. Mr. rreece. there
fore, concludes that no more effective
lightning-conductor than a si mole rod
or wire rope can be devised. Journal of
1 elegrapt.
Making Tims Tables.
The following description of the appa-
ratus used by the Pan Handle road for
making time tables will be of interest:
It consists of a large board, down each
end of which are the names of the
stations, with their distances from the
termini and from each other given.
Along the top and bottom of the board
are placed at intervals of two or three
Inches the hours of the day, and these
spaces are still further divided into
twelfths, or five minutes. The end of
a thread is pinned at whatever hour
train Is desired to leave say Pittsburg
and that thread, representing the train,
of course It must move to the right as it
is urawu uown ine ooaru, giving it an
oblique direction. The hour to which
It is pinned at the bottom represents the
time or arrival at uoiumous, ana it it
evident that whenever it Intersects a
line drawn across the board from station
to station the perpendicular line also
intersecting that point Indicates the
time of the train's arrival there. .With
trains coming the other way the process
is reversed, und the intersections of the
threads represent passing points.
When the threads are all adjusted as
you want the trains to run you have a
time chart of the road (which looks
little like a Government weather map).
the figures are called oil, set down, and
the time table printed.
New otter tli iutillo
Uonalitlngof all slinfles.iultabie for tilt leaaot,
Mouynino Goods
We sell and do kip a Rood quality of
And everything under the head of
Maohlns needles and nil for all makes ol
To be convinced that our goods are
- No trouble to show good.
Don't forget the
Newport, Perry County, Pa,
For the Innlrr. In the be awl meat, eronnmleal In
the world, la perfeetly pure, free from Arids and
oilier foreign auleitanees lint Injure Mnen. I
stronger than any other, requiring miieh lowqnan
tlty In iHlng. It uniform, stiffen and nnlhe work
alwayathnnnyne, Kintrforo" Pulverized ornStarch
for f'nddinr, Itlftne-Msnee, Cake. Ac la pure and
lellcato. Preferable 'o Itermnda Arrowroot. When
yoti ask for KlngNford Onw-eo Rtnrrh, aee that yon
get It, a inferior kinds are often milntltuted.
Bold by nit flrtt-cltut Oroeert everywhert.
T. KINtiSFOKO A SON, Oswego, New Tjrk.
Junuary 4,181 6m
(A Hedlolae, net a Drink,)
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tim of all vtumm Ui-rcaae.
All DlMttaiof thefttomaeh, BowH, B1oo4,
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$1000 IN COLD
win ha M for a ease titer i
will not rare
DelP, r lor anynmia miyurw vi IHMf vua
found lo tbem.
A ik yowr drorirlit for Ilnp Bitter anil try
taint aefora you aleep. Take other.
D T.C I an atwolnteandlrretlrMbleenre for
Sraakenoeea, um of opium, lobaeo aaA
flap Plllan Mlf. Co., RchUT, N. 1. , TatatU, Oat.
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1 1 f" I fl Yotiraelrea bj maklnir money when a voldea
Hpl Mchanre in ottered, threby always keeping
lllaftal ftoverty from your door. Tboae woo alwaya
take a.1 vantage of tue trood chancea for makina- money
that are offered, venerally bacoiua wealthy, w bite th'M
who do not Improve eurn ehancea remain in poverty.
Vie want many men.women, boys and inrla to work for
us rlKht In their own loeaiitir. The kuiiieiw will pay
more than ten tiraea ordinary wairea. We furnieb an
eiiteunlve outfit and ail that ymi need, free, ho one
who enKarea faila to make money very rapidly. Tow
can devote yoiir whole time to the work, or only your
aiare momenta. Full Information and all that la needed
aeutfrea. Addreaa HTI.VlkJjJ A CO., Portland, Mama
I ly- .
INSTATE TiOTICK. Notice la herebyglv
J en that Letter nf Administration on the
estate of William F. Miller Ute ol Wain town'
ah I p. Perry county. .. deceased, have been
ranted lo the uuderagued residing Iu to aama
All peraonalndebted to aald eetate are requested
fo make Immediate payment, and thoae havlug
claims to preneut them duly authenticated for
settlement to
KMOBY B. MIIXEK, Administrator
Feb. 8, 181 pd Wiuoi Ltprait. All y.
JOB PltlNTISO of erenr description neatly
tl and promptly executed at Reasonable Kate
at the Bioouioetd Times Steam Joe Otto.