The New Bloomfield, Pa. times. (New Bloomfield, Pa.) 1877-188?, March 29, 1881, Page 2, Image 2
THE TIMES, NEW BLOOM FIELD, PA., MAUCII 25), 1881. 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. mond. 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 name. 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 again. 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 story. 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, nervously. "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 simultaneously. 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 off." "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 cose?" " 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 noon?" " 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, tenderly, " 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 heels. 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. 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