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THE PITTSBTJBG DISPATCH, MONDAY, EEBEITABT 11, 1889.
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..' The Pennycomequicks
Written for THE DISPATCH by
M Anthorof Mf.aah,"'Coubt Eoyjll,""John Heeeinq," "The Gtbocs, "Etc
SYNOPSIS OF PREVIOUS CHAPTERS.
Chaptebs L axs 1L Urs. bldebottom, whose maiden name was Fennycomequlck, and her son
Captain Pennjxomequlck, who had taken the name by special licence, are sitting together consider
ing waj6and means. With ambitions notions and extravagant tastes she finds It difficult to lire on
the XMO annuallr, which is her Income. Both she and her son are reckoning upon the possible fortune
that may be theirs on the death or a wealthy relative, Jeremiah Fennycomequlck (half-brother to Airs,
feldebottom), whom they have Just entertained at dinner, hut who Is disgusted with their overdone
professions of interest in his welfare. Living with him Is a niece, faalome Cnsworth, one of two sisters,
the elder one having le!t hlsroorto marry a French manufacturer. Mr. l'ennycomequlck gradually,
becomes drawn toward the fatherless Salome, and something of a tenderer feeling springs within his
breast. A casual Joke from Captain Tennycomequick with reference to Salome and hlme .reveals to
him his heart, and, as he meets her In his own home after the Sldebottom banqjiet, he dare not meet
CHAPTER III. ATEUST.
During dinner that evening the conversation had turned on modern music. York
shire folk are, with rare exceptions, musical, and those who are not musical are expected,
at all events, to he able to take their.part in a conversation about music Someone had
spoken about old English ballads, whereupon Captain Lambert had said, as an aside to
"No one can doubt what is your favorite song."
"There you have the advantaee of me," said Jeremiah, simply.
" 'Sally in our Alley' but I must say you take slow time in getting to the last
Then he hummed the words:
And when my seven long years are out,
Oh, then I'll marry Sally!
And then how happily we'll live.
But not in our alley.
Then it was that the blood had rushed into the manufacturer's temples, a rash of
blood occasioned partly by anger at being made the subject of a joke, and partly by the
suggestion which startled him.
.Never before that moment had the thought occurred to him that it was possible for
him to bind Salome to him by the closest and surest of ties. No, never before had he
imagined that this was possible.
Low one word starts a train of ideas. As a spark falline on thatch may cause a con
flagration, so may a word carelessly dropped set blood on fire and drive a man to mad
ness. That little remark had produced in Jeremiah an effect greater than Lambert could
have calculated, and his mother went very near the truth when she rebuked him for say
ing w hat he had. From thenceforth Jeremiah could no longer look at Salome in the old
light; she was no more a child to him, and he no more an old man beyond the reach of
that flame that sweeps round the world and scorches all men. In "Wagner's great opera
of the Valkyrie, Brunnhild is represented asleep, engirdled by a ring of fire, and Sigurd,
who tries to reach her, can only do so by passing through the flame, and to render it
innocuous he sings- the wondrous fire-spell song, and the flame leaps and declines, and
finally goes out to the cadences of the spell. But Jeremiah now found himself
caught in the Waberlohe that enringed Salome, knowing no incantation
by which to abate its ardor; while she sat unconscious of the peril to which
she subjected others, ot the magic that surrounded and streamed forth from
her, guileless of the pain to which she occasioned him whom she beckoned to her. Jere
miah was caught by the flame, it curled round him, and he writhed in its embrace. He
was an old at all events an elderly man, his age 55, and Salome was but 20. He had
passed the grand climateric when she was born. Could he, dare he, love her, except with
the simple love of a parent for a child? But could he love her thus any longer now that
his eyes were opened, and he had discovered the condition of his own heart? When
Adam had tasted of the Tree of Knowledge his child-like simplicity was gone, and he
made himself coverings to hide himself from himself and from others. So now, this man
in the decline of life had tasted also, and at once was filled with shame at himself, and he
sought out evasion of the truth, a disguise for his feelings, lest Salome should suspect
nnat waspassing within him.
"Salome, my child," he said, "Those Sidebottoms vex me beyond endurance,
do you think! Thet served up a really sumptuous dinner on a table covered
"A sheet from a bed!"
"A sheet, not a table cloth. It was characteristic"
"Has that upset you?"
, "So not that. But, Salome, I have been considering how it would be, were
lactorv, after I am no more, to fall into such hands as those of the ninny captain.
"There is Mr. Philip." said the girl.
"Philip!" the manufacturer paused. "Philip I hardly consider him as one of
the family. His father behaved outrageously."
"But for all that he is your nephew."
"Of course he is, by name and blood, but I do not like him."
"Ton do not know him, uncle."
"That is true; but "
"But he is your nearest relative"
Mr. Pennycomequick was silent. He returned to his chair and reseated himself: not
now leaning back, with his arms folded on his breast, but bent forward, with his elbows
on his knees and his head in his hands.
He looked into the fire. After full five minutes' silenca he Mid in a tone nf self-
justification.'- can never forgive my half-brother Nicholas."
"Yet he is dead," said the girl. There was no accent of reproach in her voice; never
thee9S Jeremiah took her words as conveying a reproach.
Butter and Eggs Still Eisin?, Apples,
AND CABBAGE COKTIKDE A DRUG.
Everything in Grain and Hay Lines De
pressed and Slow,
WHEAT AKD FIOUE OKLI EXCEPTED
Office of tijj: Pittsburg! Dispatch, (
SATUKDAV, Februarys 1889. $
Country Produce Jobblnc Prices.
There is no let np to firmness in eggsandhigh
grades of butter. Tbe situation In both is a
decided advance on last week. Eggs are in
better demand at 17c than a week ago at 15c.
A sure shot article of hen fruit would go at
18c. The fruit and vegetable situation is un
changed, certainly it is not changed for the
better. Apples have only a nominal price. Not
a half a hundred miles from Pittsburg, the best
can be had at 10c a bushel. Transportation
over present roads wonld very soon destroy
hopes of profit even at this low price. Pota
toes, onions and cabbage are as slow as ever.
Prices have not advanced, a particle since fall.
A year ago at this time prices of vegetables
were more than treble what they are to-day.
Cabbage, which is slow at $3 per 100, was fast
at this tune last year at SIS, and commission
men were bringing supplies from Ger
many. Last February Ireland was furnishing
Pittsburg with potatoes, and retail prices were
up to $1 25 a bushel. Now they go slow at S5
40c in wholesale ways.
Butter Creamery, Elgin, 833c; Ohio do,
2B2Sc: fresh dairy packed, 2U3c; country
rolls, lS2c; Charuers Creamery Co. butter.
Beans Choice medium, $2 002 10: choice
peas, 2 052 15.
Beeswax 2325c B for choice; low grade,
Cider Sand refined, t6 507 0: common,
$3O4 00i crab cider, $8 00850 V barrel;
cider vinegar, 10l2c f) gallon.
Cheese Ohio cheese, fall make, 1212c:
New York, fall make, 1213c; Lim burger,
llW12c; domestic Sweitzer cheese, 13lSc
Dried Peas tl 4581 50 $1 bushel; split do,
2&3.c f ft.
Egos 16ai7c dozen for strictly fresh.
Fruits Apples. 11 00SI 60?? barrel; evap
orated raspoerries, 25c i ft: cranberries, SS 00
? barrel: J2 0$2 50 per bushel.
FEATHERb Extra live geese, 50Mc; No. 1
do. 045c; mixed lots, 30635c fl ft.
HOJ-INT J2 652 75 barrel.
Honey New Crop, l17c; buckwheat, 130
Potatoes Potatoes. 3540c bushel; J2 60
2 75 for Southern sweets; $3 25g3 50 for Jer
Poultry Live chickens, 6575e pair;
dressed chickens, 1315c pound; turkeys, 13
15c dressed ft pound; ducks, lire. S085c $.
pair; dressed, 13Mc fl pound; geese, 10llc
Seeds Clover, choice, 62 Its to bushel, J8M
bushel; clover, large English, 62 ft;, $6 25;
clover, Alsike, S8 60; clover, white, 89 00; timo
thy, choice, 45 fts, 81 85; blue grass, extra clean,
14 fts, SI 00: blue grass, fancy, 11 fts. SI 20;
orchard grass. 14 fts, S2 00; red top, 14 fts, SI 00;
millet, 50 fts, $1 2.; German millet, 50 fts, S2 00;
Hungarian grass, 4S fts, S2 00; lawn grass, mix
tare of tine (Trasses, 25c per ft.
SnELLRARKS-Sl 601 75.
Taxijow Country, 4X5c; city rendered,
Teopicai. Fruits Lemons, fancy, S3 00
i W M box; common lemons, $2 75 f.
ibox; Messina oranges, 12 603 60 ? box;
Florida oranges, S3 003 60 box: Jamaicr
oranges, fancy, $6 50i7 00 barrel; Malaga
grapes, $.507 00 keg; bananaB, S2 60
arm: si 50Q2 00, good seconds, f) bunch;
cocoanuts, S4 004 60 $? hundred; new figs, 12
"$,V pound; dates, 66Ko V pound.
V EGETABLE9-Celerv, i0o0c doz. bunches;
cabbages, S3004 00 W 100; onions, 60c W bushel;
Spanish onions, 75&90c 1? crate: turnips, 80
0c per bushel.
Sugars are easy. Package coffee is steady
but unchanged. Since the first of the year
coffee has advanced lc Importers are still
very firm in their ideas, holding their stock
with a view to still further advances.
Green Coffee -Fancy Rio, 20f21Kc;
choice Rio, 1920c; prime Rio, lc: fair Rio.
X7&18X old Government Java, 260; Mara
Mlbo, 21&22fc; Mocha, 80881c; Santos, K
22c; Caracas coffee. lK2lc; peabeny, Itio
20g21c: Laeuayra, 20J.21Kc
Roasted (In paDcre) standard branfls,22Kc;
hich grades. 24K26Kc; old Government Java,
bulk, Sl32; Maracalbo, 2627c: Santos, 21K
22Kc; peaberry, 25c: choice Rio, 24c; prime
Rio, 21c; good Rio, 21c; ordinary, 20c
Bpices (whole) Cloves, 2125c: allspice, 9c:
cassia, 89c: pepper, 19c; nutmeg. 7080c
Petroleum (jobbers' prices) 110 testTVc:
Ohio, 120, SUc; headlight, 150, 9c; water white
10Jc; globe, 12c; elalne, 15c; carnadine, llUc;
Syrups Corn syrups, 2325e; choice sugar
syrup, S536c; prime sugar syrup, S033c;
strictly priroe, 33S5c
N. O. Molasses Fancy, 60c; choice, 4S; me
dium, 45; mixed, 4042c
SODA Bi-carb in keirs. Siidlp- il.r.i In ife
6Jc; bi-carb, assorted packages, 5J6c; sul-
uu- iu -i-js, -.;jc; uu Kranmaiea, bc
per set, S
7c: prime, 5-i6Jic; Louisiana, 66Vc
Srarch Pearl, c; cornstarch,
doss starch. SKGnc
Foreign Fruits Layer raisins, S2 65; "Lon
don layers, $3 10; California London layers.
2 50; Muscatels. S2 25; California Muscatels,
82 35; Valencia, new, 6J7c; Ondara Valencia!
Ji7Jc; sultana. TJfc: currants, new, 4?i5c;
Turkey prunes, new, 4X43ic: French prune',
EK13c; Salonica prunes, in 2-ft packages, 8JC
cocoanuts, per 100 S6 00; almonds, Lan., per ft;
29c; dn Inca, 19c: do shelled, 40c; walnut-Liiap.,
12K15c; Sicily Alberts, 12c; 8myrna figs, 12JJ
16c: new dates. 56c; Brazil nuts, 10c;
pecans, ll15c: citron, per ft. 2122c; lemon
peel, per ft. 1314c; orance peel, 12c
Dried Fruits Apples, sliced, per ft, 8 c;
apples, evaporated, ((aJ74c; apricots, Califor
nia, evaporated, 1518c; peaches, evaporated,
pared, 2223c: peaches, California, evaporated,
unpared, 1213c: cherries, pitted, 2122c;
cherries, unpltted, 56c; raspberries, evapor
ated, 2424Kc; blackberries, K8c: hackle-
vellow, good, ti6Jc; yellow, fair.
low, dark, 6Jic
m, ua-.jk, u?4y.
j-iu--.--.ss -sioaium, oois U,-U-I, 54 7o: me
diums, half bbls (600). $2 85.
Salt No, 1 bbl, tec; No. 1 ex, bbL SI 05;
dairy, fl bbl, 11 20; coarse crystal, 1 bbl, $1 20;
Hiegirfs Eureka, 4 bu sack, S2 80; Higein's Eu-
rei----, 10-13 pockets, cj uu.
Cajt-s-ed Goods Standard peaches, $i eo
1 60;2ds, Si 301 35: extra peaches, $1 851 90;
pie peaches. 90c; finest com, $1 301 60; Hfd.
Co. corn, 7090c; red cherries, 90cl 00; Una
beans. SI 10; soaked do, 85c: string do do, 75
E5c: marrowfat peas, SI 101 15; soaked peas,
7075c: pineapples, SI 401 60; Bahama do,
$2 7a; damson plums, 95c; green gages, SI 25;
eggplums, $2 00; California pears, $2 50; do green
gages. $2 00; do egg plums, $2 00; extra white
cherries, $2 90; red cherries, 2fts, 90c: raspber
ries, $1 151 40; strawberries SI 10; goose
berries, SI 201 30: tomatoes, 9295c; salmon,
1 ft, $1 752 10; blackberries, 80c; succotash,
2-ft cans, soaked, 90c; do green, 2&v$l 251 50;
corn beef, 2-tt cans, $1 75: 14-fi cans, S13 50;
baked beans, $1 401 45; lobster, 1 ft, SI 7o
Mi, $8 258 60; sardines, imported, V.
12 60; sardines. Imported, Xs. S18 00; sardines,
.. .. 01 V. ...I Tl h ...-.-. , fr '
U1USI--.1U, ?t W, D--- UIUC9, BlIlCCU, ft .--.
Fish Extra No. 1 bloater mackerel,
$36 ?1 bbl; extra No. 1 do, mess, $40;
extra No. 1 mackerel, shore, $32; extra No.
1 do, messed, $30; No. 2 shore mackerel, $24.
Codfish Whole pollock, 4c ft; u0 medium
7: lake J
100-fi ball bbL Lake trout, $5 50 f. half bbL
Finnan hadders. 10c ft. Iceland halibut, 13c
Buckwheat Flour 23c per pound,
OATHEAL-$6 306 60 V BbL
-Miners uiir js o. i winter strained,
$ gallon. Lard oil, 75c
Grain, Floor and Feed.
Total receipts as bulletined at tbe Grain Ex
change were 28 cars. By Pittsburg, Ft. Wayne
and Chicago, 3 cars of hay, 1 of oats, 3 of flonr,
1 of bran. By Pittsburg, Cincinnati and St
Louis, 6 cars of hay, 10 of corn, 2 of oats, 1 of
mill feed. By Baltimore and Ohio, 1 car of
oats, 1 of hay. Sales on call, 1 car exits. 3 oats,
31c,6days; 12 of oats, 32jc month. The re
ceipts for the week have been 192 cars, against
185 cars for last week and 174 for the week pre
vious. Everything in grain and hay lines show
downward tendencies, except wheat.
Markets for corn, oats, hay and mill feed are
in buyers' favor. The customer with cash
would find holders ready to concede before per
mitting him to go away empty.
Flour grows firmer under the influence of the
bull movement in wheat, but prices remain un
changed. All dealers complain that quality of
stuff falls below the average. This has done as
much to depress markets as the overdose of
WHEAT-nJobbing prices No. 2 red, $106
cou, oc: uu large, c; ooneiess hake,
6c: do George's cod in blocks, 6K
srring nouna suorfc $5 to . bbl; split.
3 25100-fthalfbbF Whita fl6h S7
"I do not mean," he said, apologetically, "that I allowed him to die unforgtven, but
that his conduct was inexcusable I have pardoned the man, but I cannot forgive
"Philip, however," said Salome, "is the son'of the man, and not of his mistake"
Jeremiah was touched, and winced; .but he would not show it. "My brother Nicho
las acted in such a manner as to produce an estrangement that has, and will have, last
ingly influenced our relations. Philip I saw at his father's funeral, which I attended
which," he repeated the sentence, "which I attended."
The girl said no more. She knew that Jeremiah was not a man to brook interference,
and she was well aware that this was a matter in which she had no right to interfere. But
he was not satisfied with so slight a word of self-justification; he returned to the topic,
with his face turned from her, looking into the fire. ?
"It was thoughtless, it was wicked. The mill was left between ui, burdened with a
certain charge for my half-sister; and Nicholas never took the smallest interest in the
business. I did the work; he drew his share. He got into the hands of a swindling spec
ulator, who fired his imagination with a scheme for converting the desert of Sahara into a
vast inland sea. the comDanv to have the monoDolv of the trade around its shores. Mv
brother's head was turned, and he insisted on withdrawing his share from the mill. He
would sell his share draw all his money out of thetoncern, and pitch it wherever Scho
field I meanwherever it was most likely to be engulfed and yield no return. I remon
strated. I pointed out to my brother the folly of the scheme, the danger to me. I had no
wish to have some man, of whom I knew nothing, thrust into partnership with me. I
must bny my brother out myself. I did this at a moment when money was dear, and
also at a time when it was necessary to provide the mill with new machinery, or be left in
the lurch in the manufacture of figured damasks. I had to borrow the money- Slack
ness set in, and God knows! I was as nearly brought to bankruptcy
as a man can be without actually stopping. Your father came
to my aid. But I had several years of terrible struggle, during which
bitter resentment against my brother Nicholas grew in my heart. We never met again.
We no longer corresponded. As for his son, I knew nothing of him. I had seen him as
a boy. I did not see him again till he was a man, at his father's grave. If Nicholas had
considered my prejudices, as I suppose he would call them, he would not have put Philip
in a solicitor's office, knowing, as he must have known, my mistrust of lawyers. I will
not say that I would not have given him a place with me had Nicholas asked for it, but
he was either too proud to stoop to request a favor of me, or his old prejudice against trade
survived his ruin."
"Philip may be good and sensible, and a nephew to be proud of. How can yon tell,
uncle, that he is not, when you do not know him?"
"He has chosen his profession now. He is a lawyer, and so his line of life leads away
Then ensued silence, broken at length by Salome.
"Uncle," she said, "I have had a letter from dear Janet, and what do you think?
She is coming to England, and most likely to us. She does not say when; but those
dreadful Prussians are making their way to Rouen, in spite of the wonderful stand made
by General Faidherbe and the heroic conduct of his troops. Janet says that she wonders
how any soldiers can stand against an army commanded by a man-devil, for that is what
ue.--u-s-au ucucrai as uauieu. doc savs
unteer to fight for the country of his nativity and adoption, so dear Janet is alone, and
Albert has advised her to take refnge in England till the tyranny be over. But Janet
says she is in hourly expectation that the Prussians will be out-maneuvered, surrounded,
and cut in pieces, and, much as she hates the enemies, her chief anxiety
is that the French may not forget to act with humanity in the moment of victory. She
says that the affair at Amiens was quite misrepresented by the English papers, that Faid
herbe obtained a splendid victory, and only retired in pursuance of a masterly plan he
had conceived of drawing the Prussians on, so as to envelop them and crush them at one
blow. Moreover, Janet says that this blow is expected to fall at any moment, and to
show how thorough a partisan she is even to me she has begun to spell her name in the
French way, Jeannette."
"Janet likely to come to us ! " exclaimed Jeremiah.
"Only in the event, which she says is more than problematical, of the enemy occupy
ing Xtouen. She tells me that the spirit of the French is superb. The way in which
every man has flown to arms at the call of his country is unparalleled. She says that the
Emperor was the cause of the disasters that have occurred hitherto, but that France has
found a man of almost superhuman genius, called Gambetta, who is already causing con
sternation among the Prussians. She says that she has seen it stated in the most trust
worthy Paris papers that in Germany mothers still their children with the threat that if
they cry, they will invoke Gambetta."
"Janet will certainly be here shortly," said Jeremiah. "The war can only go one way."
"I shall be delighted to see my darling sister, and yet sorry for the occasion of ner
visit. She tells me that the factories are all stopped. The hands are now engaged in the
defense of their country. Oh, uncle 1 what would happen to Janet if anything befel
Albert Victor? Do you think he was right to leave his wife and take up arms as a franc
tireur ? He is not really a Frenchman, though born at Elbceuf."
To her surprise, Salome saw that her old friend was not attending to what she was
saying. He was not thinking of her sister any more. He was thinking about her. "When
she asked what would hapoen to Janet were her husband to be carried off", the question
forced, itself upon his thought. What would become of Salome were he to fall sick, and be
unable to defend himself against his half-sister. He was perfectly conscious of Mrs.
Sidebottom's object in coming to Mergatroyd, and he was quite sure that in the event of
paralysis, or any grievous sickness taking him, his half-sister would invade his house and
assume authority therein. He saw that this would happen inevitably; and he was not at
all certain how she would behave to Salome. Mrs. Cusworth was a feeble woman, unable
to dispute the ground with one so pertinacious, and armed with so good a right, as Mrs.
Sidebottom. "What friends had Salome? She had none but himself. Her sister's house
was about to be entered by the enemy, her sister to be a retugee in England. The factories
at Elbceuf were stopped; it was uncertain how the war, when it rolled away, would leave
the manufacturers, whether trade that had been stopped on the Seine would return thither.
"What if the Baynes family failed?
"Wonld it not be advisable to secure to Salome a home and position by making her his
wife? Then, whatever happened to him, she would be safe, in an impregnable situation.
She lookedup anxiously. She had not let him see that she was aware that he was
in trouble of mind, and yet he knew it, though she did not guess its character. Hers was
one of those sympathetic natures that feels a disturbance of equilibrium, as the needle
in a magnetometer vibrates and reels when to the gross human eye there is naught to
occasion it. She had watched Jeremiah's face while she spoke to him of her sister, and
was surprised and pained to notice how little Janet's calamities and anxieties affected
"What was the matter with him? "What were the thoughts that preoccupied his mind?
J .not a snaoow oi a suspicion ot their real nature entered her innocent soul.
"Dear uncle," she said, when she had waited for a remark, after he had called her
attention, and had waited In vain. "What is it?"
Cobs-No; 2 velow, ear, S839c; high mixed,
ear, 36Q37c; No. 1 yellow, sheUed. S940c;
No. 2 yellow, shelled. 37K3Sc; high mixed,
shelled, 3637c; mixed, libelled. 3536c:
Oats No. 2 white, 32K233c: extra Ha 3, 31M
32c;No.3whito,313lic;No.2 mixed, 29
Rye-No. 1 rye. 6556cj No. 2, 5052e: No. 1
B A rle Y No. 1 Canada, S095c; No. 2 Canada,
83eS5c;No.3Canada,7S80c; No. 2 Western,
757i.CiNo. 3 "Western, 6570c Lake Shore, 75
Flour Jobbing prices, winter patents, S8 50
6675; spring patents, Sti 606 75; fancy straight,
winter and spring, $5 605 75; clear winter,
& 005 25. straight XXXX bakers', S3 0065 25.
xko uuar, eo .ot
Cor-N-meal In paper, 60c
Millfeed Middlings, fine white, S18 00
20 00 ft ton; brown middlings, S14 6015 00;
winter wheat bran, $14 7515 25; chop feed.
$15 00018 oa ,
Tf ARalrt4 flmnttiw aVihIah C1C AA1C or.
No. 1 do, S14 2514 60; No. 2 do, 512 0013 00;
loose from wagon, SIS 0023 00: No. 1 upland
prairie, $10 00Q10 60; No. 2, $8 008 60; packing
do,J5 606CBL b
Straw Oats. $8 008 25; wheat and rye
straw, $7 007 25.
Large hams, 18 fts and upward, 10c; medium
hams, 14 to 18 fts, lie; small hams, 14 fts and un
der, llc; picnic or California hams, 8c; bone
less (in skins), llc; sugar-cured shoulders,
85c; bacon, 8c: dry salt, 8c; breakfast bacon,
10c: rouletts (boneless s. c shoulders), 10c;
regular smoked sides, 9c; bellies, smoked sides,
9c; repular dry salt sides, BJc; bellies, dry salt
sides, 8c; dried beef, sets A nieces, 10c; dried
beef, flats, 8c; dried beef, rounds, lie; dried
beef, knuckles, lie; pork, mess, $16 50; pork,
family, $17 00; pig pork, half barrels, $9 00; long
sausage, Rfc Lard Tierces, 325 fts, Tiic ) ft;
hair barrels, 120 fts, 7c $1 ft; tubs, wooden. 60
fts. 734c . ft: buckets, wooden. 20 fts. 7o 39 ft?
3-ft tin pails, 60 fts. 7o fl ft; 5-ft tin pails, 60
fts, &c ?1 ft; 10-ft tin pails, 60 fts, 7?c ft:20-&
tin pails, 80 fts, 8c; 60-ft tin palls, 100 fts, 7o
Armour & Co. furnish the f ollotung prices on
dressed meats: Beef carcasses, 450 to 550 fts,
55c: COO to 650 fts, 66Xc; 700 to 750 fts. 7
7c Sheep, 7c f) ft. Lambs, 8c . ft.
Shorts In Wheat Cover Freely and tbe
Flurry Subsides Corn Lower Oats
Steady Pork Declines and
Lnrd Closes Weak.
Chicago Trading in wheat to-day was
not as heavy as yesterday, still a fair
business in the aggregate was transacted. The
buying and selling was not as pronounced as
yesterday, and the fluctuations of prices were
confined within a smaller range. But judging
from the action of the market it appears that
the short interest, those who were frightened
about the prices" ruling, had covered pretty
freely, consequently there was less demand.
The market opened about 34c lower than yes
terday's closing, advanced Xc, ruled steady
and closed about c lower than yesterday.
Corn ruled quiet and steady early in tbe day,
but as the session advanced a weaker feeling
prevailed. Transactions were confined mainly
to May. The market opened at yesterday's
closing prices and was steady for a time, there
being some orders around 35?c, but when the
estimates for Monday became known the local
crowd sold, and this, together with the free of
ferings by one local operator, caused a decline
of Jic reacted some and closed &c lower
Oats opened strong at yesterday's closing
prices, advanced Jc grw weak, receded and
closed at about inside figures.
Little attention was given pork. Tbe filling
of orders advanced prices 610c early in the
day, but a weaker feeling was developed later
and a reduction of 202K was submitted to.
Trading moderate in lard. Prices were ir
regular and a trifle higher early, but declined
10 15c later and closed weak.
Only a fair business was reported in short
ribs. Early the market was stronger, prices
ruling 25c higher, but later weakened and a
reduction of 6I0c was submitted to.
The leading tutures raneea as follows:
WheAt No. 2. February, $1 oox- March,
$1 Oljpi 01; May, $1 0.!H1 041 0l 03$;
Corn No. 2, February, 31K3434
Mc; March, 34Ji34c: May, 35d.35$55.
Oats No. Z Febrnary, 24c; March, 25Kc:
Mess Pork, per bbl. February. $11 25:
March, $11 40011 40 11 3511 35; May, $11 72K
01175U6i1165. "" n
Labd. per 100 Us. February, $6
6 7-0 76; March,
iua( iiioen victor nas ieic 11 nia amv o vol
March, $8 106 100 006 00; May, $6 25Q6 25
6 156 15.
Cash quotations were as follows:
steady and unchangod. No. 2
wheat, $1 001 08; No. 3 spring
8792c; No. 2 red, SI 001 OS. No.
S4c No. 2 oats, 25c No.
Kc No. 2 barley, nominal.
flaxseed, $168. Prime timothy seed. SI 60.
Mess pork, per barrel, S11351140. Lard,
per 100 lbs. $6 7!H. Short ribs sides
(loose), $6 0066 10. Dry salted shoulders
(boxed), E5 506 00. Short clear sides (boxed),
86 256o7K. Receipts Flour, 7,000 barrels;
wheat, 12,000 bushels: corn. 159,000 bushels;
oats. 118,000 bushels: rye, 8,000 bushels: barley,
29,000 bushels. Shipments Flour. 3,000 bar
rels: wheat. 10.000 bushels: corn. 136,000 bushels;
sats, 71.000bn.hels; rye, 1,000 boshels;barley, 80,
On the Produce Exchange to-day the butter
market was steady: fancy creamery, 2829c;
good to choice, 2025c; fine dairies, 2325c;
good,1920c Eggs steady at 1314c
New York Flonr quiet and firm. Wheat
Spot dull and nominal; options ic lower,
closing firm. Barley dull and steady. Barley
malt quiet. Corn Spot quiet and stronger;
options dull: a lower on March. Oats Spot
stronger and quiet; options dull and steady.
Hay firm and quiet; shipping, 65c; good to
choice, 7595c Hops firm and moderately ac
tive. Coffee Options opened steady and un
changed to 5 Doints up, closing steady at 1015
points above yesterday; firm cables; light
business; sales, 16,250 bags, including February,
15.6515.TOc; March, April and May,fe75 15.80c;
Juno, 15iS015.85c; July, 15.9015.95c; August,
15.95c; September, ia0516.15c; October. ll5
16.20c: December, 16.25c: spot Rio steady; fair
cargoes, 17c Sugar Raw firm; fair
refining, 4 13-16C; centrifugals, 96 test,
6 9-16c; refind steady and in fair de
mand. Molasses Foreign about steady; 50
test. 20Jc; New Orleans quiet; open kettle,
kuuu iu -.auujr, ouiou. .ciii'o unn ana quiet;
domestic, 4&6Jc; Japan, 4o4c. Cotton
seed oil quiet: crude, 4142c; yellow, 49c. Tal
low strong; city, 6Jfc Rosin quiet: strained,
common to good, $102K1075f. Turpentine
steady and quiet at 46g47c Eggs quiet and
easier; Western, 15K15c; receipts, 8,634
packages. Pork dulL Cut meats steady; pickled
shoulders, 66Je; pickled hams, fe10M.c:
pickled bellies, 777-16c: middles easier;
snort clear, $6 7(X Lard dill and steadier;
Western steam, $7 80; city, $6 85; February, $7 27;
March, $7 28 asked: April, $7 27 asked; May,
$7 28; June, $7 29 asked; July, $7 30 asked; Au
gust $7 SO asked; -September, $7 30. Butter firm
and in fair demand: Western dairy, 1320c; do
creamery, 1629c; Elgins,31c Cheese slow and
easy; Western, 10JU&c
ST. Louis Flour quiet and unchanged.
Wheat lower; the feeling was weaker and there
was more disposition to sell, as all markets
were lower: cables dull: weather fine and gen
eral advices bearish: the close was !ile be
low yesterday; No. 2 red, cash, 93c bid: May.
95M96c cfosed at 96o bid; June, 9393c
closed at 93c and nominal; July, 8Sjl84c
closed at83kc bid; August, 83c, closefatKc
and nominal. Corn lower, the close being 6)
c below yesterday; No. 2 mixed, cash, 28Kc
aaKea: reoruary, asc, ciosea at 28c askei
!Kc, closed at 32Kc
34c asked; May,
iC Barley Noth-
28Kc Rre ifo. 2 cash. 46kc'
fna fl.nnv Wn O (tach
ing doing; no demand. Hay steady. Flaxseed
steady at $1 50. Provisions stronger. Pork
$12 0ft Lard Prime steam nominal at $6 70.
Dry salt meats Shoulders, $5 25; Iones and
ribs, $6 20; short clear. $6 40. Bacon Boxed
shoulders, $6 62)i; longs and ribs, $7 00: short
clear, S7 25.
Cincinnati Flour firmer. Wheat strone-
No-?rf!?Jf1v00Vr,eceJPts' 3-C0 bushels; shitH
ments, )500 bushels. Corn steady; No. 2mlxel
S4c Oatst-rra;No.2mixed,27c. Rye stead?
No. 2,54c. Pork dull at SiZllrd quiet at
$6 8a Bulkmeats and bacon quiet. Butter in
good demand. Eggs quiet at 1212Jfc Cheese
steady. Sugar quiet and steady
Milwaukee Flour dulL Wheat dull-cash
90Mc; May, B3Kc Corn quiet; No I '&&.
Oats steady; No. 2 white,c Rye deprSd;
No.l,45c Barley neglected; No. 2, 69c. Prol
visions steady. Pork, $1140. Lard. $6 90
Cheese firm but quiet; Cheddars, lojfc.
BALTMOB-t-Provisions quiet and steady.
Butter steady; western packed, 1822c- best
rolL lS18e; creamery, 21&29Xc nSTflrm at
14kei6c Coffee quiet and WfllSjSir,
PH-Xadelphia Flour quiet but steadv
Wheat duU. Corn qulefbut steady. Oats-Car-exttiUffli)ctter
ToDO-CIoverseed firmer and higher; cash,
Movements of Specie.
New York, February .-The exports of
specie from the port of New York last week
amounted to $477,435, of which $351,600 was
in gold, and $125,985 in silver. Of the total
exports, $2,500 in gold and $120,500 in Bilver went
to Europe, and $349,000 In gold and $5 435 in
silver1 went to South America. Thtfimports of
1e.ciJ?..2I,t,h,e week amounted to S18802. of
which $178,648 was In gold and $7,168 illven
Be had recoiled in time. On the very verge of speaking he had arrested himself.
"Uncle," she said, "I am sure you are not well, either in body or mind."
He stood up, went out of the room, without a word.
Salome looked after him in surprise and alarm. "Was he going off hishead. She
heard him ascend the stairs to his study, and he returned from it almost immediately.
He re-entered the room with a long bine-sealed envelope in his hand.
"Look at this, my child, and pay great attention to me. An accountable depression
is weighing on me no, not unaltogether unaccountable, for I can trace it back to the so
ciety in which I have been. It has left me. with a mistrust of the honesty and sincerity of
everyone in the world, of everyone, that is but you; you" he touched her copper-gold
head lightly with a Bhaking hand, "yon I cannot mistrust, you it would kill me to mis
trust. I hold to life, to my respect for humanity, through yon as a golden chain. Salome,
I have a great trust to confide to you, and I do it because I.know no one else in whom I
can place reliance. This is my will, and I desire you to take charge of it, I commit it
to your custody. Put it where it may be safe, and where you may know where to lay
nana on it wnen it snail De wantea.
"But. uncle, whv not leave it with vour
"I have no lawyer," he answered sharply. "I have never gone to law, and thrown
food money after bad. You know my dislike for lawyers. I wrote my will with my own
and after your sister married, and I flatter myself that no wit of man or rascality of law
yers can pervert it. I can set down in plain English what my intentions are as to the
disposal of my property, so that anyone can understand my purpose, and no one can upset
"But, uncle why should I have it who am so careless?"
"You are not careless. I trust you. I have perfect confidence that what is com
mitted to you you will keep, whether it concerns you or not I wish yon to have it, and yon
will obey my wishes."
He put the paper into her reluctant hnnds, and waited for her to say something. Her
cheeks were flushed with mingled concern for him and fear for herself. Such a valuable
deed she thought ought to have been kept in his strong iron safe, and not confided to her
He put his hand on her shoulder.
"Thank you, Salome," he said. "You have relieved my mind of a great anxiety."
"And now, uncle, you will go to bed?"
He stood with his hand still on her shoulder, hesitatingly. "I don't know: I am not
sleepy." He thought further. "Yes, I will go. Good-night, my child."
Then he left the room, ascended the stairs, passed through his study Into his bedcham
ber beyond, where he turned down the clothes, and threw off his dresscoat and waistcoat,
and then cast himself on the bed. r
His brain was in a whirl. He could not retire to rest in that condition of excitement.
He would toss on his bed, which would be one of nettles to him. He left it, stood up,
drew on a knitted cardigan jersey, and then put his arms through his great coat
About a quarter of an honr after he had mounted to his room he descended the stairs
again, and then he encountered Salome once more, leaving the little parlor with the en
velope that contained his will in her hand.
''What! You not gone to bed, Salome?"
"No, uncle, I have been dreaming over the fire. But, surely, you are not going out?"
"Yes, I am. There has been such a downpour of rain all day that I have not taken mv
customary constitutional. I cannot sleep. The night is fine, and I shall go for a stroll
on the canal bank."
"But, uncle, it is past 12 o'clock."
"High time for you to be in bed. For me, it is another matter. My brain is on fire;
I must take a composing draught of fresh night air."
"Do not remain up longer. I have acted inconsiderately in keeping you from your
bed so long. Go to sleep speedily, and do not trouble yourself about me. I have my
latch-key, and will let myself in. The gas shall remain turned down in the hall. I am
always upset unless I have a walk during the day, and the sheets of rain that poured
down have kept me a prisoner. I shall not be out for long. I will cool my head and
circulate my blood under Jhe starry sky."
'But you will find the roads' sloppy, aftter the rain."
"The tow-path will be dry. I am going there, by the canal. Good night."
She held up her innocent, sweet face for the kiss he had neglected to give her a
quarter of an hour ago, when he left the room. He half stooped, then turned away with
out kissing her.
"Good night, dear Salome. Mind the will. It is a trust."
Then he went out.
CHAPTER IV. On the ToV-Path.
There are points, occasions on life's journey, when our guides fail us, and these points
and occasions are neither few nor far between. The signposts that might instruct us are
either illegible or have not been set up. The forming of a determination is of vital im
portance, but the material on which to form a determination is withdrawn from ns, as the
straw was taken from the Israelites when they were ordered to make bricks.
"We buy a map and start on our journey, and come to branch roads which are not set
down. The map is antiquated and no longer serviceable.
"We buy a legal compendium which is to obviate having recourse to lawyers, and
when we encounter a difficulty, turn to it for enlightenment, and find that precisely this
question is passed over.
We purchase a manual of domestio medicine to cut off the necessity of calling in a
doctor at every hitoh, and when a hitch occurs we discover that precisely this one is un
noted in oar book.
"We are provided with moral vade-mecums which are to serve us in all contingencies,
but are arrested at every hundred paces by some knot which the instructions in our vade
mecum donot assist us in untying.
Jeremiah now found himself in a predicament from which he did not know how to
escape, at a fork m life's road, and he was unable to form a judgment whether to turn to
the left hand or to the right.
By his own generosity he had rendered his position discouraging. He had behaved
to Janet with so great liberality when she married, as to produce a deep and general im
pression that Salome would bo treated with at least equal liberality in the event ot her
marriage. An admirer might hesitate to offer for a portionless girl, however charming in
feature and perfect in mind, not because necessarily mercenary in his ideas, but because
he wonld know that as a single life is impossible without means of supporting it, so
uuuu.B iuv, vuuuumiig in ltseu tne promise
EVENTS OP THE WEEK.
Ups and Downs of Local Traffic During tbe
Past Six Days.
The volume of business was cut down
somewhat the past week by cold weather.
With accompanying snow and rain, render
ing out-of-door movements difficult and un
pleasant, and putting country roads into an
almost impassable condition. Still, with
all these drawbacks, general trade was
fairly active, both here and at other com
mercial centers, with liberal orders for season
able goods, and values well maintained.
Locally, while there was no boom in any
thing, there was a good average of transac
tions, with an increase of inquiries for some
specialties notably iron. In local securities
there were a few surprises, both in the way of
advances and of depressions. Earlv in the
week a demand for Switch and Signal and La
Noria set in, which advanced both of these
stocks to a higher point than they had previ
ously, attained, but this burst of strength soon
subsided, and at the close both had lost ground
and were dull and neglected. Later on West
lnghouse Electric came to the front as a leader
in activity and strength, selling up from 38
on Monday to 4Q40 at the close yesterday.
It left off decidedly bullish. Gas and Tractions
were without feature, occupying a conspicuous
position in the background. There was large
demand for bank stocks, but very few changed
hands. A big block of Bank of Pittsburg went
at 75 the highest point it had ever reached.
This is considered a big price to pay for a 4
per cent security, but it is a safe investment.
the bank being as solid as the hills and
managed by reliable and experienced finan
ciers. Petroleum dragged along all week until Sat
urday, when a genuine boom set In and dollar
oil was the general talk on the floor of the Ex
change. The improvement was dne to tbe con
clusion arrived at by the producers not to sell
the reserve stock for less than $1 before May 1.
This removed a standing menace to the market
and gave the dealers confidence. It was also
thought the decision wonld cause outsiders to
take hold with their old-time vim. The market
closed active and firm at the highest point
Real estate' was active, but no large transac
tions took place. The weather interfered with
building operations to the extent that only
eight permits for new structures wero applied
for during the week. The estimated cost of
these is $0,700. All of the leading banks re
ported money abundant and easy at 67 Der
cent on time loans and 68 on call. About
$100,000 was placed at 6 per cent on first-class
collateral. This rate is exceptional.
Exchanges ,....1,744,E85 8.5
Halances ,, S2.273 69
Exchanges for the week 11,412,033 38
Balances for the week 1, 914.584 27
Exchanges, daily average 1,902,014 23
Exchanges for the week 1888 10,71,JM 61
Balances for the week 1888 2,310.616 12
Exchanges last week 11,031,679 29
Balances last week , l,8o9,112 39
Exchanges, dally average 1,8-3,5-. 63
ON A HIGH HORSE.
Action of tbe Producers Causes a Genuine
Boom in Petroleum.
The action of the Advisory and Executive
Committees of the Producers' Association at
Oil City in regard to the 3,-00,000 barrel resolve
not to sell any part of it before May 1 at less
than $1 caused a general boom on 'Change
Saturday. The opening figures were 8 the
highest as, the lowest 86 and the close 83.
The slump to tbe lowest point touched was
caused by heavy selling in OH City. Two or
three persistent attempts were made to break
the market, bnt they were promptly met by
Stevenson and Lowry here and by Fisher,
Rowe and Nelson in New York.
The dealings, which were on a large scale,
were characterized by a degree of excitement
that presented a striking contrast to tbe dull
ness of the past few weeks, and gave the boys
an opportunity to show what they could do
when they had a chance. The feeling at the
close was very strong.
"We have crossed the danger line," said a
prominent operator after the session had ad-
When baby was sick, we gave her Castorla
When she was a Child, she cried for Castorla,
When she became Miss, 8he clung to Castorla,
When she had Children, she save them Castorla
-iiu, ia (.-.vuu-.b-uuakeijr lliipussiQie.
Jeremiah might, accordingly, with almost
A-H rAMftl H----FkTv MA r If a -A fcM L---.L.--.--I . -. ?
-UK muioi --.--.--u ui me, ---.. ue nau come late to
oi development into a number of supplemental
certainty, reckon on being left to a solitary
appreciate the warmth and amenities
i Burned. "We know what we are doing now.
.hat producers' stuff has handicapped the
market for months. It is out of the way now,
and the field is clear to put prices on a reason
able basis. While I don't expect dollar oil lust
yet, I am confident to-day's advance will be
maintained. It has elements of stability that
will effectually resist every attempt of the
bears to cause a slumn."
A. B. McGrew quotes puts at 87, calls at
lte following taoie, corrected Dy De Witt Dll
worth. broker In petroleum, etc.. corner J-Vth
avenue and Wood street, rill-burg, shows the
order of fluctuations, etc.:
Bid. I Ask.
10.16 a. it...,
10.30 a. m....
10 45 A. M....
11:00 A. M ....
11:15 P. K...
11:45 r. 31...
OpeneiL 87,"c; t-.g-.et, SScs lowest, 864(ci
lally runs 35,575
Average rani 36,951
Average shipments 77,422
Dallv cnaners 85,357
Average ebartera 35,...
Clearances ...,...,.,.-... .2, 3-7.CW
New York closed at 88c
Oil City ciosea at873c
Brad-ora closed at SlJic
HewYorK. reilnad. la
London, 'reflned. 6MJ.
Antwerp, refined, I7t
Wnshlneton Well Notes.
fSrECTAL TELEGRAM TO THE DISrATCH.l
Washington, February 10. The Buffalo
Oil Company's Campbell was drilled two bits
yesterday and filled up 1,500 feet. John Mc-J-finnU
No. 3 is completed and made 150 bar
rels the first 24 hours. No change at tbe Mc
Quay. Fisher Oil Company's Phillips, at Can
nonsburg, is no good; in the 50-foot.
Other Oil Markets.
Trrusvu-LE, February 9. Opened, 87?c;
highest, 68c: lowest, 8flc; closed. 87J&
Bradford, February 9. Opened, 875c; high
est, BSc; lowesr. 86c: dosed. S7c
Oil Crrr. February 9. Opened, SIKic; high
est, 88c; lowest,8GKc; closed, 87Jc
New Your, February 9. Petroleum opened
steady at 87;, lc above last night's closing,
but after the first sales the price dropped to
S?a A sham rallv followed, on whirh thn
loss was entirely recovered, and the market
ciosea strong at soc eaies, ,3,uu barrels.
LITE STOCK MAEKETS.
Condition of the Market at the East Liberty
Office or Pittsbubo Di3patch. 1
Saturday, February 9, 1889. J
Cattle Receipts, 1,080 head: shipments,
820 head; market nothing: doing; all through
consignments; 20 cars of cattle shipped to New
Hoas Receipts, 3,400 head: shipments, 2,800
head; market fair; Philadelphia-., $4 754 90;
pigs and Yorkers. $5 0&5 10; light mixed.
$5 00: 5 cars of hogs shipped to New York to
day. Sheep Receipts, 1,400 head: shipments, 1,800
head; market firm at unchanged prices.
CniOAao Cattle Receipts, 2,000 head: ship
ments, none; market steady; choice beeves,
$4 254 50; steers, $2 B04 10; stackers and
feeders. $225340: cows,bslls and mixed, $140
2 95. Hogs Receipts, 11,000 head; shipments,
4,500 head; market strong and shade higher;
mixed, $4 604 85: heavy, $4 604 80; light,
$4 654 95. Sheep Receipts, 800 head; ship
ments, cone; market steady; natives, $2 75a
4 90; western corn red, $4 254 65; Texans. $3 00
64 25; lambs, U WW 25.
St. Louis-Cattle Receipts. 100 head; ship
ments, 500 head; market steady; choice heavy
native steers, $3 704 25; fair to good do, $3 00
3 80; butchers' steers, medium to choice,
$2 403 25; stockers and feeders, fair to
good, $1 902 70; rangers, corn-fed, $3 0003 40;
grass-fed. $1 70. 80. Hogs Receipts, 1,400
head; shipments, 2,400 head; market higher;
choice heavy and butchers' selections, $4 60
4 65; packing, medium to choice, $4 504 70;
light grades, ordinary to best, $4 604 75.
Sheep Receipts, none; shipments, 400 head;
market steady; fair to choice, $3 00iS4 85.
BOTTALO-Cattle-Receipts, 2,140 head of
through; 160 head sale; market steady; prime
export, $3 754 05; prime, $4 254 65. Sheep
and lambs Receipts, 400 bead of through;
1,200 head sale, with 1,200 head held over: mar
ket active: good to choice sheep, $4 504 75;
lambs, goodj$6 00St; all sold. Hogs-Receipts,
3,750 head of through; 3,860 head sale;
market active and strong and 10c higher;
medium, $4 85; Yorkers, $5 10.
CXHCIN-T ATI Hogs in light supply and firm
er; common and light, $1 004 90; packing and
of domestic association; after he had enjoyed them a sufficient number of years to esteem
them indispensable. ,
He recalled the dead and meager existence he had led before he received the little girls
and their mother into his house, and he sickened at the prospect of recurring to it. Ho
could not disguise from himself that if he lost Salome, everything- that gave zest and in
terest to life would be taken away from him. He would be forced to revert to the hard
uniformity of his previous existence; but that thought was repugnant to him. Most men
look back on their childhood or to college days as a period of exuberant vitality and un
spoiled delight. To but lew is it not given to begin their Book of Genesis with Paradise,
flowing with sparkling rivers whose beds are gold, rich with flowers, redolent with odors.
Sooner or later all are cast out through the gates, and there is no return; only a
reminiscence. To some more than to others the smell of the flowers clings through life.
The youth and early manhood of Jeremiah had been joyless, spent among briars and
thorns, and only late had he found the gates of Eden, and the cherub with a smile had
withdrawn his sword, and allowed him a look in. What would be the end of life to him
If Salome were taken away? As his health and powers of resistance failed, his house
would be invaded bv the Sidebottoms, perhaps also by the unknown Philip, and they
would wrangle over his savings, and hold him a prisoner within his own walls. -But-dare
he suggest to Salome that she should be his wife? He did not shut his eyes to their
disparity in age, to the fact that her regard for him was of a totally different texture from
such as a man exacts of a wife. Would it be possible to change filial into marital love?
Was it not as preposterous of him to expect it as was the infatuation of the alchemist to
transmute one metal into another?
Then again, wonld not his proposal shake, if it did not shatter, her respect, forfeit
that precious love she now tendered him with both hands without stmt? -By asking for
what she could not give, would he not lose that which he had already, like the dog that
dropped the meat snapping at a shadow, anjd so leave him in utter destitution. The harbor
of the thought of a change of relations had affected tbe quality of hi intercourse with her,
had clouded its serenity, disturbed its simplicity. It had prevented him from meeting
her frank eye, from receiving her embrace, admitting the touch of her lips. He shrank
from her innocent endearments as though he had no right to receive them, tendered in ona
coinage and received in another value Were he to communicate to her the thought that
fermented wituin him, would not the yeasty microbe alter her and change her sweet affec
tion for him into something that might be repugnance?
He drew a laboured breath.
"I am in a sore strait," he groaned; "I know not what to do. Would to heaven that
mycourse were determined for me."
He had reached the towpath beside the canal.
He was startled. The nightwatch had met him, the man employed to walk around and
through the factories at all hours of the night, on the-look-out against fire, on guard
"Good-night, sir. Just been on the bank to look at the river. Very full, and swelling
instead oi going down. Lot of rain fallen of late. Cold tor the gold fish yonder."
"Good-night," answered the manufacturer; "I also want to see the river. There is mora
He pointed to the western sty.
"The river is rising rapidly," said the man, "hut there's no harm can take Penny
quick's ligs too high." Jeremiah's factory went by his surname, but contracted by tha
people through the omission of a syllable.
Then the man passed on his way, rattling his keys. The gold-fish! What did he mean?
Outside the wall of Mr. Pennycomequick's factory was a pool, into which the waste
steam and boiling water from the engine discharged, and this pool was always hot. It
swarmed with gold fish. At some time or other, no one knew when or by whom, a few,
perhaps only a pair, had been thrown in, and now the little patch of water was thronged
with fish. They throve, they multiplied therein. The mill girls cast crumbs to them
from their breakfasts and dinners, and were allowed to net some occasionally for their
private keeping in glass globes, but not to make oi them an article of traffic. There was
not a cottage in Pennyquick's Fold that had not such a vessel in the window.
Jeremiah saw that the overflow from the river had reached this little pool and con
verted it into a lake, chilling the steamy waters at the same time. Mergatroyd town or
village stood on the slope of the hill that formed the northern boundry of Keld-dale. Tbe
Keld rose in that range of limestone mountains .that divides Lancashire from Yorkshire,
and runs from Derbyshire to the Scottish border After a tortuous course between high
and broken hills, folding in on each other like the teeth of a rat trap, leaving in places
scarce room in the bottom for road, rail and canal to run side by side, it burst fcrth into a
broad basin, banked on north and south bv low hills of yellow sandstone, overlying coal.
Some way down this shallow trough, on t&e northern flank, built about the hill slope, and
grouped about a church with an Italian spire perched on pillars, stood Mergatroyd.
There the valley spread to the width of a mile, and formed a great bed of gTavelly deposit
of unreckoned depth. A couple of spade-grafts below tha surface, water was reached; yet
on this gravel stood most of the factories and their tall chimneys. The nature of the soil
forbade sinking for foundations. Accordingly these were laid on the surface, the walls,
and even the chimneys, being reared on slabs of sandstone laid on the ground. It might
seem incredible that such fragile stone slates should support such superincumbent masses;
nevertheless it wasso. The pressure, however, did not always fall on gravel equally com
pact: this resulted in subsidences. Few walls had not cracked at some time, most were
banded with iron, and not a chimney stood exactly perpendicular.
The canal and the river ran side by side, with a towpath along the former; but the
high-road had deserted the valley and ran" on the top of the hill. Neither canal nor river
were of crystaline purity, or of ordinary cleanness; for into them the mills and dye works
discharged their odorous and discolored refuse water, dense with oil and pigment, with
impurities of every description and degree of nastiness. Pish had long ago deserted
these waters, and if an occasional eel was caught it was inedible, so strongly did it taste
of oil and dye.
The Yorkshire towns and rivers have their special "bouquet," which does not receive
favorable appreciation by a stranger; it is not a fluctuating savor like that pervading the
neighborhood of Crosse and BlacKwell's in Oxford street, which is at one time redolent of
raspberries and another pungent with mixed pickles; summer and winter, spring and fall
alike, the same dyes, the same oil, and the same horrible detergents, are employed, and
constitute a permanent, all pervading effluvium, that clings to the garment, the hair, the
breath of the inhabitants, as the savor of petroleum belongs to Baku, and the spice of
orange flowers and roses is appropriate to the Biviera.
Par away in the Northwest, above the boundary hill, the sky throbbed with light,
from the iron furnaces seven miles distant, where coal and iron were dug out of the same
beds, and the one served to fuse the other, as in the human breast various qualities are
found which tend to temper, purify and turn to servicf the one the other. The flames
that leaped up from the furnaces as thirsty rolling tongues were not visible from the Keld
dale bottom under Mergatroyd, but the reflection was spread over a wide tract of cloud,
and shone with rhymetio flash, as an auroral display. High up the river, at right angles
to the axis of the valley, stood a huge, gaunt, five-storied mill for cloth and serge, com
monly known as "Mitchell's." Every window in Mitchell's mill was alight this night, for
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