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Author or'MEHALAH,""CouBT EorAL,""JoHif Heeeing," "The Gaveeocks,"Etc
SYNOPSIS OF PRECEDING CHAPTERS.
Mrs. Sldebottom and her son, Captain feuny
m.Mulct arc unable to live In the .trie they
SlSfSS thelflncomo of X40O, and .peculate on
ftepretabe lortnne they .nav receive on the
iiiK of ilrs sldcbottoro's half-brother. Jere
miah PennVSnicqulct. The Utter Is lu lore with
msAecVsalonic Cusiiorth. who lives with him.
Jeremiad I'ennj coraequlck, while walKlng at
rnldnlrnt. Is oertalen by a flood lrom a bursted
reiertolr. He and another man, who Is hair
dad, sect refuge in a hut, and Jeremiah wrans
his coal arouid his companion. After the flood
nbldes a bod v is lound which Is Identified by the
card case In the coat pocket as that of Jeremiah
l'ennvcomcqulcV. rhllln Pennycomequick Is
telegraphed for and arrives. A will Is found
mating Salome Cusworth her uncle's heiress, but
the document has been Invalidated b tearing off
the signature. Sirs. SIdebottont declares that she
will not respect the wishes of her dead half
brother, as expressed In bis will. In the mean
time Jeremiah l'cnnyeomequlcfc, who was not
drowned, lias been picked np by a coal barge,
balome thinks she sees the ghost of Jeremiah
Pennycomequlck In the house. Philip Penny
comequick takes charge of his uncle's mill and
insists that Salome andber mother shall remain
with him In his uncle's house. Jeremiah Penny
coinequlck hears that he has been declared dead
and determines to allow his relatives to remain in
that belter while he spends a rear on the conti
nent for his health. Mrs. Sldebottom refuses to
carry out a Joint agreement made with 1'hlllp to
pay Salome 2.000 and thereby offends I'liillp,
who declares he will par the whole amount him
self, evenir ruins the "mill business, balome'ls
again excited by seeing the figure ot a man who
looks like the supposedly dead Jeremiah Penny
comequick. CHAPTER XXL
The figure seen in the dark had diverted
Philip from his purpose of speaking to Salome
about money. He was not particularly eager
to make his proposal, because that proposition
had In it a smack of evasion of an offer already
made; as though he had speedily repented of
the liberality of the first. Jn this there was
some moral cowardice, such as is found in all
hut blunt natures, and induces them to catch
at excuses for deferring an unpleasant-duty.
There exists a wide gulf between two sorts of
persons the one shrinks and shivers at the ob
ligations to say or do anything that may pain
another; the other rushes at the chance with
aridity, like a hornet impatient to sting. On
this occasion Philip had a real excuse for post
poning what he had come ont to sav, for Sa
lome was not in a frame of mind to attend to
Jt; she was alarmed and bewildered by this sec
ond encounter with a man whose face she had
not seen, and who was so mysterious in his pro
ceedings. Accordingly Philip went to bed that night
without haying discharged the unpleasant
task, and with the burden still weighing on
Next day, when he returned from the fac
tory, in ascending the stairs, he met Salome
descending with her hands full of hyacinth
glasses, purple, yellow and green, and a pair
tncked under her arms.
She smiled recognition, and the faintest tinge
of color mounted to her face. Her foot halted,
held suspended for a moment on the step, and
Philip flattered himself that she desired to
speak to him, yet lacked the courage to address
Accordingly he spoke first, volunteering his
'Oh, thank yon," she replied, "I am merely
taking the glasses and bulbs to the Fummy
"Thank youmEuglifh is the equivalent for
s'il Tons plait and not of merci," he said, "so I
shall carry some of the glasses. But what is
the Pummy cupboard?"
"You do not know the names of the nooks
and corners of your own house," said Salome,
laughing. "My sister and 1 gave foolish names
to different rooms and closets when we were
children, and they have retained them, or we
have not altered them. 1 bad put the bulbs In
a closet under the staircase till we thought of
changing quarters, and then I removed them
so as to pack them. It was while I was thus
engaged that I saw that strange, inexplicable
Kew Garden Stuff Drifting Down-ward-Eggs
BDTTEE ACTIVE AND UNCHANGED.
Advanced on Light Eeceipts-Oats
Tlenty and Easy.
BDGAE EISES, COFFEE TEEI FIRM.
Office of Pittsbubg Dispatch, (
SatCBDAY. April 13, 1SS9. (
Country Produce Jobbing Prices.
There continues to be a very active move
ment in butter, as there has been all the week,
and while there is a firm feeling prices are un
changed. With the good prospects for grazing
the firmness of, markets canootlong stay. Eggs
have not held up as firmly through the week as
at the beginning. The week closes with llc
as the outside figure. Some report sales to-day
at lie There is a steady drift toward lower
prices in the line of new garden stuff, which Is
coming In freely from the South. Last season's
products are fast waning at nominal prices. Old
potatoes are rarely as fine at this time of the
year as now, and yet tbey move slowly at one
third the price of a year ago. Old onions and
cabbage are still worse stock, and can hardly
be given away.
Butter Creamery. Elgin, 2S29c: Ohio do,
2526c; fresh dairy packed, 2021c; country
rolls. 2023c; Chartiers Creamery Co. butter,
Beaks Choice medium, 1 90; choice peas,
2 052 15u
Beeswax 2S30c f? ft for choice; low grade,
Cidkb Sand refined, $6 50S7 50; common,
J3 60i00: crab cider. tS 008 SO ?) barrel;
cider vinegar. 10I2c ?1 gallon.
CnEESF Ohio cheese, fall make. 1212c;
New York, fall make, 1212Kc; Limburger,
lie; domestic Sweitzer cheese, llJ(12Kc
Dried Peas $1 251 35 Tfi bushel; Rplit do,
Eggs lieilKc dozen for strictly fresh.
Fruits Apples, SI SC2 00 barrel; evap
orated raspberries. 25c ft; cranberries. $8 00
rja barrel, $2 402 50 per bushel; strawberries,
SOc a quart.
Feathers Extra live geese, 5060c; No. 1
do.. 406 15c; mixed lots, 30n5c ?t ft.
Honey New crop. 1617c; buckwheat, 13
Hosiety $2 652 75 barrel.
Potatoes Potatoes. 3035c bushel; 52 50
2 75 tor Southern sweets; $3 253 50 for Jer
Poultry live chickens. TSSSOc -p pair;
dressed chickens, 1315c 53 ft; tnrtcys, 1820c
dressed, fl ft; docks, live. S085c f) pair;
dressed. 13Hc f? ft: geese. 1015c 1 ft.
Seeds Clover, choice, 62 fts to bushel. $6 9
bushel; clover.large Enghh, 62 fts.$C 25; clover,
Alsike. $8 50; clover, white, $9 00: timothy,
choice. 45 fts. SI 85; blue grass, extra clean, 14
lis, SI 00; blue graa, fancy. 14 fts. SI- 20: orchard
grass. 14 fts, S2 00; red top, 14 ft, $1 00: millet
50 ft", SI 25: German millet 50 fts, S2 00: Hun
garian grass. 48 fts, S2 00; lawn grass, mixture
of fine grasses, 25c per ft. ri
Taliow Country, 45c: city rendered,
TROPICA! FbUTTS Lemons f ncy, S3 50
4 CO W box; common lemons, S2 75 3 box:. Mes
sina oranges S3 004 00 box: Florida oranges.
fi 505 00 r1 box; Valencia oranges, fancy. S5 50
kec bananas, S2 60, hrsts; Jl 50, good seconds,
bunch: cocoanuts, S4 00i 50 hundred;
new figs. 10llc V pound: dates 5X6Kc
Vegetables-Celery, 4050c doz. bunches:
cabbages SI 502 hundred; new cabbage,
S2 002 50 V crate; onions 60075c ?? barrel;
onimT sets, fancy Eries. S3 253 50; Jersevs
S2 7S3 00: Western, S2 502 .5; turnips 2o
Though green coffee has advanced 90 points
since Monday, there has been no change In the
Sugars keep going up, and our quotations are
sgain lifted, as they have been almost daily for
a week past
Greek Coffze Fancy Rio, 22323c: choice
Bio. 20Q2lc; prime Bio, 20c: fair Rio. 18&018c:
old Government Java, 27c, Maracaibo. 2223c;
Mocha, 30KQ314c: Santos 1B22X: Caracas
fi coffee. 20H22c; peaberry. Bio, 21623c; La-
4 goayra, 2122c.
-j Boasted (in papers) Standard brands 24c;
figure for the first time. Kow that I know we
are to remain here, I have put fhem in glasses
to taste water, and am replacing them in the
dark in the cupboard."
"Have you manyT"
"A couple ot dozen named bulbs, all good."
"I will help you carry down the glasses and
roots. Where are they!"
"In the drawing room. We kept the glasses
there all summer in the cheffonier."
"I hope you will be able to spare me one or
two for my study."
' "Of course von shall have a supply in your
window. They were procured partly for Mr.
Pennycomequick and partly for my mother."
"You say 'of course;' but I do not see the
force of the words. Remember I have had a
lodging house experience: my sense of the fit
ness of things is framed on that model, and my
landlady never said 'of coarse' to anything I
suggested which would give me pleasure, but
cost her some trouble. I am like Kasper
Hauser, of whom you may have heard; he was
brought up in a solitary dark cell, and denied
everything, except bare necessaries; when he
escaped and came among men, he had no no
tion how to behave, and was lost in amazement
to find they were not all coalers. I had on my
chimney piece two horrible sprigs of artificial
flowers, originally from a bridecake, that from
length of existence and accumulation of soot
were become so odious that at last I burnt
them. The landlady made me pay for them as
though they were choice orchids."
"You must not make me laugh." said Salome,
"or I shall drop the glasses from under my
'Then let me take them," said Philip,
promptly, "you have two in your hands, that
suffices. I tire you with my reminiscences of
"Not at all they divert me.'
"It is the only subject on which my conversa
tion flows. I do not know why it is that when 1
speak on politics 1 have a difficulty in express
ing my ideas, but when I come on landladydom
the words boil out of my heart; like the water
from a newly-tapped artesian well. I have a
great mind to tell you my Scarborough experi
ences," "Do so."
"Once when I was out of sorts I went to the
sea coast for a change but I am detaining
"Well, I will put down the glasses and bulbs
in tho Tummy cupboard and return to hear
Instead of going downstairs with Salome,
Philip, though he had relieved her of two
glasses, went with them to the drawing room,
whence she had taken them which was in no
way assisting her. Moreover, when he 'was
there, he put down the glasses on the table and
began examining the names of the bulbs
double pink blush, Blngle china blue, the queen
of the yellows, and so on. He had offered to
help Salome, out he was doing nothing of the
kind: he waited till she had filled the glasses
with water, planted a couple of bulbs in them,
and consigned them to the depths of the cup
board. When she returned to the parlor he
was still examining the .names of the tubers.
"Now said he, "I will tell you about my land
lady at Scarborough." He made no attempt to
carry down glasses, he detained the girl from
prosecuting her work. "I was at Scarborough
for a week, and when I left my lodgings the
landlady charged me SO shillings fora toilet set,
because there was a crack in the snapdish. I
had not injured it I pointed out the fact that
the crack was gray with age. that the discolor
ation betokened antiquity, but she was inac
cessible to reaa, impossible to convince. The
injury done to the soapdisb spoiled the whole
set, she said, and I must pay for an entire set.
I might have contested the point, at law; but
it was hardly worth my while, so I agreed to
pay the 30 shillings, only I stipulated that I
sbonld carry off the fractured soapdish with
high grades 2628c; old Government Java,
222l2; peaberrv. 27c; peaberry Santos. 2224c;
choice Rio, 25r; prime Rio, 23c; good Rio.
mK.npi1ln,nr 9117 fc
bPiCES (whole) Cloves 2125c; allspice, 8c;
cassia, S9c: pepper. 19c; nutmeg, 7080c
Petroleum (jobbers' prices) 110 test 7c;
Ohio. 120, 8Kc; headlight 150. 8$c: water
white, 10c: globe, 12c; elaine, 15c; carnadine,
llc; royaline, 14c.
bYKUrs Com syrups 2629c; choice sugar
syrup. 3338c; prime sugar syrup, 3033c; strict
ly prime, 33235c: new maple syrup, 90c.
N. O. Molasses Fancy, 48c; choice, 46c; me
dlntn, 43c: mixed, 4012c
Soda Bi-carb in kegs 3lc; bi-carb in s,
5c: bi-carb, assortea packages 56c; sal
soda in kegs l?ic: do granulated. 2c
Candles Star, full weight 9c;steaxjne,per
set 8Xc: paraffine, ll12c
Rice Head. Carolina, 77Jc; choice, 6
7c; prime. 5Ji66Xc; Louisiana. te6Kc
teTARCH Pearl, 3c; cornstarch, 67c; gloss
Foreign Fruits Layer raisins $2 65; Lon
don layers S3 10; California London layers
S2 50; Muscatels X2 25: Caifornia Muscatels
51 85; Valencia, new, 67c: Ondara Valencia,
768c; sultana, 8c; currants new, 45c:
Turkey prunes new, 4J5c: French prunes,
82l3c: Salonio. prunes in 2-6 packages 8c;
cocoanuts per 10b S6 00: almonds Lan., per ft,
20c; do lvica, 19c; do shelled, 40c; walnuts nap..
1215c; 8icily filberts 12c; Smyrna figs 12J4
lbc; new dates oK6c; Brazil nuts 10c;
pecans ll15c; citron, per ft, 21g22c; lemon
peek per ft. 1314c; orange peel. 12c
Dried Fruits Apples, sliced, per ft, 6c;
apples, evaporated, &x6c: apricots, Callfor
nea, evaporated, lo18c; peaches, evaporated,
pared, 2223c; peaches, California, evaporated,
unpared, 1012c: cherries, pitted, 21g22c;
cherries unpitteii, 56c; raspberries evapor
ated. 2421Jc; blackberries 7K8c; huckle
Sugars Cubes 99Kc; powdered, 9S9Kc;
granulated. 8e; confectioners' A. 68JjjC:
standard A. c: soft whites. 7JSc: yellow,
choice, 7Xi?4c; yellow, good, 77Jc; yellow,
fair. TKc: yellow, dark, 6c
Pickles Medium, bbls. (L200), SI 50; me
diums half bbls. (600). S2 75.
Salt No. 1 f? bbL 95c: No. 1 ex. M bbk SI 05;
dairy, f? bbL SI 20; coarse crystal. $ bbl. SI 20;
Higgin's Eureka, 4 bu sacks, S2 80, Higgin's
Eureka, 16-14 ft pockets, S3 00.
Canned Goods Standard peaches SI 30
1 90; 2ds. SI 301 35; extra peaches SI 501 UO;
pie peaches 9uc; finest corn, SI 0001 50; Hfd.
Co. corn, 7090c; red cherries 90cSl 00; Lima
beans, SI 10; soaked do, 85c; string do do, 75
S5c: marrowfat peas SI 101 15; soaked peas,
7075c; pineapples SI 401 50; Babama do,
52 75: damson plums 95c; greengages, SI 25;
egg plums, S2 00; California pears 12 50; do
greengages S2 00: do egg plums S2 00; extra
white cherries, S2 90; red cherries 2 fts, 90c;
raspberries SI 401 50; strawberries Jl 10:
gooseberries SI 20I 30: tomatoes, 8292e;
salmon, 1-fi, SI 75.! 10; blackberries 80c; suc
cotash. 2-ft cans boakctl, 99c; do green, 211s,
SI 251 50; corn beef, 2-ft cans SI 75; 14-ft cans,
S13 50; baked beans SI 401 4o; lobster, 1 ft,
SI 751 80; mackerel, 1-ft cans broiled. $1 50;
sardines domestic Kf, 154 50; sardines
domestic Ks SS 25S SO; sardines, imported,
Jis, Sll 80U 50; sardines, imported, s, S18 00;
sardines mustard. H 00. sardines, spiced, S4 25.
Fish Extra No. 1 bloater mackerel. S33 $t
bbl.; extra No. 1 do, mess S40; extra No. 1
niackerel.shore, S32: extra No. 1 do. messed. S36:
No. 2 sbore mackerel, S24. Codfish Whole
pollock. 4Mc V ; do medium, George's cod,
6c: do large, 7c; boneless hake in strips, 6c; do
uuu LAtte trout, noi p uau dim. finnan
haddock, 10c f) ft. Iceland halibut 13c f) ft.
Buckwheat Flour 22Jo $1 ft.
OATMEAL S6 300 60 $ Obi.
Miners' Oil No. 1 winter strained, 6560o
gallon. Lard oil, 75c
Grnin, Flonr and Feed.
Total receipts bulletined at the Grain Ex--change,
24 cars. By Pittsburg. Ft Wayne and
Chicago, 7 cars of oats 6 of hay. 1 of straw, 1 of
flour. By Pittsburg and Lake Erie, 2 of oats 1
of hay. By Baltimore and Ohio, 1 of bay. By
Pittsburg and Western. 1 of oats 1 of hay. By
Pittsburg. Cincinnati and St Louis 3 cars of
oats. Sales on call, 1 car 2 w oats 82c last half
of month, Pennsylvania Company; 1 car 2 w
oats 32c month, Pennsylvania Company. Shell
and ear corn are the strong factors of grain
markets receipts being light With a better
supply of oats than for some weeks past mar
kets tend toward greater ease No. 1 timothy
hay continues in good demand. Minneapolis
millers advise jobbers here of another decline
in the price of-flour.
Wheat Jobbing prices No. 2 red, 9S99c;
COB Nn. 2 vellow ear, 4040Kc: high
mixed ear, 38K37c; No- yellow, shelled, 880
89c; No. 2 vellnw, shelled. SSKS9; high mixed,
shelled, S737Kc: mixed, shelled, 8536c
Oats No. 2 white. S333Mc: extra. No. 8,
3232c; No. 3 white, 30$c; No. 2 mixed,
RYE No. 1 Western. 7075c; No. 2, 55g56c
me. Then she resisted; the soapdish, she ar
gued, could be ot no use to me. I must leave
it, and at last, when I persisted in my resolve,
she let me off with a couple of shillings."
"Because the cracked soap dish was to her a
source of revenue. Every lodger for years had
been bled on account of that crack to the tune
of SO shillings, and that cracked soap dish was
worth manypounds per annum to thatwretcbed
woman." Then, with a sudden tightening ot
muscles at the corners of his mouth, he added,
"I know their tricks and their ways! I have
been brought upamontr landladies, as Romulus
was nursed by a wolf, and Jupiter was reared
"I suppose there are good lodging house
keepers as well as bad ones," said Salome,
"Charity hopeth all things," answered Philip,
gnmly, but I never came across one. Just as
colliers acquire a peculiar stoop and walk, and
horse dealers a special twist in conscience, and
sailors a peculiar waddle, engendered by their
professions, so does lodging house keeping pro
duce a warp and crick and callousness in women
with which they were not born. You do not
know what it is, you cannot know what it is, to
be bronght up and to form one's opinions
among landladies. It forces one to see the
world, to contemplate life through their me-
dium -as through lenses that break and distort
all rays. Do you recall what the King of Israel
said when the King Tof "Syria sent to him
Naaman to be healed of his leprosy?!'
"Yes," answered Salome, '"See how he seek
eth a quarrel against me.' "
"Exactly. And those who lire In furnished
lodglngB are kept continually in the King of
Israel's frame of mind. Whatever the land
lady does, whatever she leaves undone, wnen
she rolls her eyes round the room, when she
sweeps with them the carpet, one is,always
saying to one's self, see how this woman seek
eth a quarrel against me. Landladies are the
cantharides of our nineteenth century civiliza
tion, the great source of blister and irritation.
Even a man of means, who has not to counthls
shillings, must feel his wretchedness in lodg
ings; but consider the apprehensions, the un
rest that must possess a man, pinched in his
circumstances, who lives among landladies.
Her eve," continued Philip, who had warmed
to his subject, "is ever searching for spots on
the carpet, fraying of sofa edges, tears in tho
curtains, scratches in the mahogany, chips
in the marble mantelpiece. I think it was
among Quarle's emblems that I saw a picture
of man's career among traps and snares on
every side. In lodgings every article of furni
ture is a gin ready to snap on you it you use
Then Philip took two hyacinth glasses, one
yellow, the other blue. But put down that
which was blue, and took up another that was
yellow, not for aesthetic predilection, but to
prolong the time. It was a real relief to him to
unburden his memory of its gall, to go through
his recollections, like a Jew on the Paschal
preparation, searching for and casting out
every scrap ot sour leaven.
"I dare say you are wondering, Miss Cus
worth," he said, "to what this preamble on
landladies is leading."
Salome looked amused and puzzled; so per
haps is the reader.
Philip bad been, as he said,for so many years
in furnished lodgings, and had for so many
years had before his eyes nothing but a pros
pect of spending alibis 'days in them, and of
expiring in the arms of lodging-house keepers,
that he had come to loathe the life. Now that
his financial position was altered, and before
him opened a career of unhampered and un-
i aured by pecuniary difficulties, a desire woke
op in him to enjoy a more cheerful, social life
than that of his experience. Now the differ
ence between the days in his uncle's house at
Mergatroyd and those he had spent in lodgings
at Nottingham did not differ radically. It was
true that he no longer had the tongue of a land
lady hanging over his head like the sword of
Damocles, but his day was no brighter, quite
He was beneath the arme roof with an old
lady who belonged, as his suspicious eye told
him. to the same clay as that out of which the
landlady is modeled, only circumstances bad
not developed in her the pugnacity and acridity
of the class. In herself, an uninteresting per
son, whom only the love and respect of her
daughters could invest with any favor. But
those daughters were both charming. His
prejudice against Salome was gone completely,
Barley No. 1 Canada. 95e98c; No. 2 Cana
da. 858Sc; No. 3 Canada, 7072c; Lake Shore,
Floub Jobbing prices winter patents
S6 006 25: spring patents, S8 256 50; winter
straight S5 2505 50; clear winter, $4 755 00;
straight XXXX. bakers', S4 504 75. Rye flour,
Millfeed Middlings fine white, S15 00
16 00 fl ton: brown middlings, S12 0012 50;
winter wbeat bran, 13 0013 60; choo feed,
S15 0016 00.
Hay Baled timothy, choice, $15 50016 00;
No. 1 do, $14 2514 50; No. 2 do. $12 0013 00;
loose from wagon, $18 0020 00: No. 1 upland
prairie, $10 0010 25; No. 2. $8 008 50; packing
Straw Oats. SS O08 25; wheat and rye
Sugar-cured shoulders and dry salt meats
were reduced He at the pork packers' meeting
to-day. The Mc aiff erence in price of small
and medium bams will henceforth be strictly
adhered to Dy all our homo packers.
Sugar-cured hams, large, 10Kc; sugar-cured
hams medium, lie; sugar-cured hams small,
llc: sugar-cured breakfast bacon, 10Kc:sngar
cured shoulders, 8c; sugar-cured boneless
shoulders 9c; sugar-cured California hams,
8Xc; sugar-cured dried beef flats 8io; sugar
cured dried beef sets 9Kc; sugar-cured dried
beef rounds HKC! bacon shoulders, 7V; bacon
clear sides 8jc; bacon clear bellies, 8c: dry
salt shoulders, 6c: dry salt clear sides, TJic
Mess pork, heavy, $14 00; mess pork, familv,
S14 60. Lard Refined in tierces, 7Jic; half
barrels, 7c: 60-ft tubs 75$e; 20-ft pails Tj&c; 50
ft tin cans 7c: 3-ft tin pails, 8c; 6-ft tin pails,
7c; 10-ft tin palls TJJc Smoked sausage, long,
5c; large, 5c Fresh pork links 9c Pigs feet,
half barrel, $4 00; quarter barrel, $1 90.
Armour & Co. furnish the following prices
on dressed meats: Beef carcasses 450 to 550 fts
Slie: 550 to 650 fts &4c- 650 to 750 fts,6Xc Sheep,
8c V ft. Lambs 9c j3 ft. Hogs 6c Fresh
pork loins 9c
LITE STOCK MAEKETS.
Condition of the Market at the East Liberty
Office of Pittsburg Dispatch, l
Saturday, April 13, 1889.
Cattle Receipts 360 head: shipments
260 head; market steady at unchanged prices
One car of cattle shipped to New York to-day.
Hoos Receipts 2,400 head: shipments 2,400
head; market fair; Philadelphia, S5 00
G 10; pigs and Yorkers $5 005 05. Four cars
of hogs shipped to New York to-day.
Sheep Receipts 2,200 bead: shipments 2,000
head; market dull at unchanged prices
CracAGO Cattle Receipts 4,000 headtsbip
ments none: market 10clower; choice to extra
beeves $4 004 So: steers $3 254; stockers
and feeders S3 20; cows, bulls and mixed,
$1 403 20: Texas steers $3 003 70. Hogs Re
ceipts 7.500 bead: shipments 5,400 head; mar
ket strong and higher; mixed S4 704 90; heavy,
S4 65i 90; light, $4 704 90: skips S3 454 45.
Sheen Receipts 2,000 head; (Shipments. 500
head; market steadv; natives. $4 255 50: West
ern cornfed, S5 0025 40; lambs Si 906 10.
St. Lours Cattle Receipts 100 head; ship
ments 300 head: market strong; choice native
steers S4 004 60: fair to good do. S3 10S4 00;
stockers and feeders $2 103 20: rangers
corn-fed. S2 7503 00: grass-fed. $2 002 90.
Hogs Receipts 1,300 head; shipments 1.300
head; market higher; choice heavy, S4 700
4 80: packing, $4 504 65: light grades $4 70
4 80. Bheep Receipts, none; shipments, none;
market strong; fair to choice, S3 00 j 00.
Buffalo Cattle Market weak and 1015e
lower than Monday; receipts 2.000 bead
through: 1,000 head sales: good, S3 904 10.
Sheep and lambs dull and unchanged; re
ceipts 400 head through: 4.000 head sale,
witb 4,000 sale held over. Hogs active and
firm: prices a shade higher; receipts 4.000 head
through: 3,200 head sale; mediums and Yorkers
$5 0005 05.
CmctNWATi Hogs steady: common and
light Si 004 80: packing and butchers', $4 65
4 90; receipts 310 head; shipments, 900 head.
When baby was sick, we gave her Castorla,
When she was a Child, she ci led for Castorla,
When she became Miss she clung to Castorla,
When she had Children,she gave them Castorla.
that against Janet almost gone. As his sus
picions of Salome left, his dislike of Janet
faded simultaneously. He had conceived a
mistrust of Salome because he had conceived
an aversion against Janet"; now that he began
to like Balome. this liking influencedhisregwd
for the sister.
The society of his aunt was no gain to Philip.
He disapproved of her lack of principle and
disliked hcrseliishness. The tone of her tabid
and talk were repugnant to him, and Lambert
and he would never become friends, because the
cement of common Interests lacked.
Philip discovered himself not Infrequently
during the day looking over the office clock
and wishing that worktime were over: nof, that
he weaned of his work, but that he was impa
tient to be home and have a chance of a word
with Salome. When he returned from the fac
tory, if be did notmeetherinthe1iall,oron
the stairs, or see her in the garden, he was dis
appointed. It was remarkable how many wants
he discovered that necessitated a descent to
Mrs. Cusworth's apartments, and how. when he
entered and found that one of the daughters
was present, his visit was prolonged, and the
conversation was not confined to his immediate
necessity. If on his entering the teatablewas
covered, he was easily persuaded to remain for
a cup. His reserve, bis coldness, did not
wholly desert him, except when he was alone
with Salome, when her freshness and frankness
exercised on him a relaxing fascination: all his
restraint fell away at once and he became nat
ural, talkative and cheerful.
"The fact of the" matter is," said Philip. "I
have been lifting the veil to you that covers
furnished lodging house life and exposing my
wretchedness to enlist your sympathy, because
I am about to ask a considerable favor."
"I am sure we need no persuasion to do what
we can for you."
"It is this. If your mother would not object,
I should like to have my meals with you all
just as my uncle was wont. Having everything
served in my room recalls my past with too
great intensity. I have heard ot a prisoner who
had spent many years in the bastile, that in
after life, when free, he could not endure to
hear the clink of fire-irons. It recalled to him
his chains. If there bo things at which my soul
revolts it is steak, chops, cutlets."
"OhI it would indeed be a pleasure to us
such a pleasure!" and Salome's face told Philip
that what she spoke she felt; the color lifted in
her cheeks, and the dimples formed at the cor
ners of her boutb.
"And now," she said, still with the smile on
her face, playing about her lips: "and now,
Mr. Pennycomequick, you will not- be angry if
I ask you a favor."
"Must I enlist your sympathy first of allTand
inveigle you into promising before you know
what the request is T am about to makeT I
might tell you that a young girl like me has a
little absurd pride in her, and that it is gener
ous of a man to respect it, let it stand, and not
knock it over."
"What Is the f avor I am too cautious have,
been too long In a lawyer's office to undertake
anything the particulars and nature of which I
do not know."
'It is this, Mr. Pennycomequick. I want you
not to say another word about your kind and
liberal offer to me. I will not accept it, not on
any account, because I have no right to it. So
that is granted."
"Miss Cusworth, 1 will not hear of this."
Fhdip's face darkened, though not a muscle
moved. "Why do you ask this of me" What
is the meaningfcf your refusal?"
"I will not take that to which I have no
right," she replied firmly.
"You have a right," answered Philip, some
what sharply. "You know as well as I do that
my uncle intended to provide for you, at least
as he did for Mrs. Baynes. It was not his wish
that you should be left without proper pro
vision." "I know nothing of the sort. What he put
into my hands was merely an evidence that he
had at one time purposed to do an unfair thing,
and that he repented of it time."
"Miss Cusworth, that cancelled will still re
mains to me a mystery, and I do not see how I
shall ever come to an understanding of how it
was that the signature was gone. From your
account my uncle "
"Never mind goiqg over that question again.
As you say, an understanding of the mystery
will never be reached. Allow it to remain un
attempted. I am content."
"But, Miss Cusworth, we, do not offer you a
The Bank, Clearings Away Ahead of
Last Tear's Bosy Record.
BUSINESS QDIET BDT GROWING.
Drift of the Financial and Commercial
Markets of the Land.
THE CLOSING QUOTATIONS OF SATUEDAT
Business during the past week was mod
erately active in some departments and
quAet in others. Anticipations of a spring
revival have been only partly realized. As
the season progresses, however, signs of im
provement multiply. The opening of the
lake trade will affect a variety of interests,
give employment to labor and assist in the
distribution and interchange of commodities
which accumulated during the winter.' It
will be of especial benefit to iron manu
facturers by lowering the rates on ores
Spring work is progressing,and the growing
crops are in good condition. Early fruits
and berries are believed to have escaped the
frost This is of great importance to the
country tributary to Pittsburg. Dealings in
stocks and oil were of moderate proportions
and generally at a lower range of prices The
close was dull and barely steady. There was a
betterdemand for iron, and prices were firm.
The drygoods jobbing trade was active, many
large country orders having been filled. Beal
estate maintained its old-time activity.tbe sales
being noted In The Dispatch from day to
day. Money was in better demand, Indicating
an expansion of business The clearings for the
week were $2,225,000 larger than for the same
time last year. There were recorded during the
week 192 mortgages for loans aggregating $524,
953. Included was one for $50,000, one for $25,
000, one for $16,000, one for $15,000, one for $12,
500, one for $9,000, one tor $8,000, and 15 for sums
ranging from $5,000 to $7,500. A large propor
tion of the total amount was for purchase
money. The rates were from 4 to 6 per cent
Government Bonds nnd Stocks.
Closing quotations in New York furnished
The Dispatch by Robinson Bros.. Wood
street Local dealers charge a commission of
an eighth on small lots:
U. S. 4H. rcg ...
U.S. 4s, rcg
U. a. 4s coops....
Currency, 8 per cent 1835 teg..
Currency, s per cent 5898 ree..
Currency, e per cent 1887 rej;..
Currency, 6 per cent, lW8reg..
Currency, percent 3899 rejr..
Government fend State bonds were dull and
The following table shows the prices of active
stocks on tbe New York "Stock Exchange.
Corrected daily for The Dispatch by Whit
ney & Stephenson, members of New York
biock xjtcn&nse, u uurtu avenue:
Hlich- Low- Hie
et- est Blili.
42X 4ltf 41K
UK 63!,' 2!?
9lii 93 SoTjj
"K mi k
S5H 93 95
68H KH 65V
103W 105a 105
nu mx 83
MX 93'i 93
ioe3 os IOSM
Vit 27 a
22J 21 H ""
M7S 13H 1X
VUH 134 fflU
.... r .... 9H
m to fs
KX iSH ISt?
M SSM 68H
103K lKM 103U
MM 64JJ W
wi vm uk
in. Am. Cotton Oil 57!
Atch.. Top. & B. P.... -an
Central of New Jersey. 96
Chesapeake & Ohio ... I7,S
C., Bur. A Qulncy..... 93,
C Mil. & St. raid,... 68
C, Mll.iSt. P.. pr....lKS!
C, KocKL r S3H
C, St It. Afltts '
C, St U &i'ltts. pf.
C, St. 1-..M.40
C., St. 1.M. O.. pt 83
C. & "forth western. ...loej
O. A. northwestern, pt ....
u. o. c &i.... .-..... -...-.
Col. Coal & Iron...... 71
Col. A Hocking Val .. 22t
Del., L. &Y I87M
Del. & Hudson. 134
E.T., Va. AUa
E. T.,Va. A Oa.. lit pf 69
E. T Va. AGa. 2dpf. ....
Lake Erie A Weitern.. 1SV
Lake Erie A West pt. 5-S.W
Lake Sbore A M. 8 1035?
Louisville Nashville. Sty
110., K. ATexai 12lf
MONDAT, APRIL 15,
handsome, but a moderate provision." '
"You cannot force me to take what I refuse
to receive. Who was that king to whom molten
gold was offered? He shut his teeth against
the draught. So do L I clench mine and you
cannot force them open."
"What is the meaning of this? Why do you
refuse to have my uncle's wishes carried out?
You put us in an Invidious position."
Salome had shut her mouth. She shook her
head. The pretty dimples were In herchesks.
Her color had deepened.
"Someone has been talking to you," said
Philip. "I know there has. Who was it?"
Solome again shook her head, with a provok
ing smile dappling and dimpling her face; but
seeing that Philip was seriously annoyed, it
faded, and she broke silence.
"There is a real favor you can do us Mr.
Pennycomequick, if you will."
"Whttisthat?" asked Philip- His ease and
cheerfulness were gone. He was angry, for he
was convinced that Mrs. Sldebottom had said
something to the girl which had induced her to
refuse the offer.
"it is this mamma had all her money mat
ters managed for her by dear Mr. Pennycome
quick. She did not consult us about them,
and we knew and know nothing about her prop
erty. I do not know how much she has, and in
what investment it is. She did not, 1 believe,
understand much about these affairs herself,
she trusted all to the management of Mr.
Pennycomequick. He was so clever, so kind,
and he did everything for her without giving
her trouble. But now that he is gone,
I fancy she Is worried and be
wildered abont these things. She
does not understand them, and she has been
fretting recently because she supposes that she
has encountered a great loss. But that Is im
possible. She has touched nothing since Mr.
Pennycomequick died, and what he had in
vested for her must certainly havo been put
where secure. It is not conceivable that she
has lost since his death. I have been puzzling
my head about the matter, and I suspect that
some of her vouchers have got among Mr.
Fennycomequick's papers, and she fancies
they are lost to her. It is of course possible,
as he kept the Management ot her little
moneys, that some of her securities may have
been taken with his. If you will kindly look
into this matter for her, I am sure she will be
thankful, and so without saying will L If
you can disabuse her mind of the idea that
she has met with heavy loses, you will relieve
her of a great, haunting trouble.
"I will do this cheerfully. Butthis does not
affect the obligation '
"My teeth are set again. But see! you
offered to carry down my glasses, and you have
not done so. You have, moreover, hindered me
in my work."
The house doorbell was rung.
"My aunt," muttered Philip. "I know the
touch of her hand on knocker or bell-pull. I
am beginning to entertain toward her some of
the feelings I had toward my landladies in the
old unregenerate lodging-house day. Con
found her! Why should she come now?"
YES OR NO.
Philip was right. He had recognized the
ring of Mrs. Sldebottom. As soon as the door
was opened her voice became audible, and
Philip used a strong expression, which only
wanted raising another stage to convert it into
Salome caught up a couple of hyacinth glasses
and resumed her interrupted occupation: and
Philip went to the window to remove a spring
nail that incommoded him. There are certain
voices which, when coming unexpectedly on
the ear. make the conscience feel guilty, thongh
it may be free from fault. Such was tbat of
Mrs. Sldebottom. It Philip had been studying
bis Bible instead of talking to Salome, when he
heard her, he would have felt as though he had
been caught reading an improper French novel;
and if Salome bad been engaged in making
preserves in the kitchen, she would have been
conscious of lnnerhorrorandremorse as though
she had been coucocting poison. The reason
of this is tbat those who hear the voice know
that the owner of the voice is certain, what
ever they do, to believe them to bs guilty of
some impropriety; and they are frightened, not
at what they have done, but at what they may
be supposed to have done.
"I suppose that Mr. Pennycomequick is in his
room," said Mrs. Sldebottom, passing on, to the
servant who had admitted her. "It is not his
time to be at the office."
Missouri Faclflc. 70K TOft 70X
Mew ork Central.. ...108
S. V.. L. E. A W 2SH 28 2SH
. ., L. H. A W.nref 695 69H C95
M. Y., C. ASt L 17 17a Vh
U.X.,(& St L. pf.
JJ.Y?, C. ASt.L. 2dnf
N. Y&S. E 43 43 42
it. y.. o. aw
.Norfolk AWeatern.nl' 60)4 50M 80K
Northern faclflc 26 264? 26K
Nortnern Pacific pref. 62M 62K 6IX
Ohio A Mississippi
Oregon Improvement 48J 48! 48
Oregon Transcon 33 &H 2
Peo. Dec. A Evans
Fhlladel. A iteadlng.. tH 48 4 45
Pullman .Falaee Car...l8l4 J82S 18IH
Richmond & V. P. T.. 2tH 26 26)4
Richmond A W.P.T.ptM) 80)J 80
St. Paul A Duluth.
St. Paul A Duluth pf.
St P.. Minn. & Man... 97 973 9CJf
St. L. A San Fran pf.. 60 60H 60
Texas Pacific 20 20 20
UnlonPaclfic 62 K2W 61tf
Wabash 13i UH 13H
W abash preferred
"Western Union 834 85
Wheeling A L. E 67M 67H CUH
MAEKETS BY WIRE.
Whcnt Quiet and Steady With the July
Option a Trifle BIsher Corn nnd Oats
Unsettled and Lower Hog
Chicago The wbeat market was
quiet to-day, and ruled steadier tban for some
days. July is attracting tbe moat attention,
prices of which, fluctuated between c range, '
and closed about c mgner tnan yesterday.
May fluctuated within lKc range, and closed
the same as yesterday.
A fair trade was reported In corn early, but
as the session advanced the market became
quiet and inactive. The feeling developed was
easier and transactions were at a lower range
of prices closing Jc lower than yesterday.
Oats were weak, unsettled and lower on free
realizing, closing c lower than yesterday.
Hog products were moderately active, but
irregular, growing weak toward the close and
The leading rutures rangea as follows:
Wheat-No. 2 May. (S88SJi8688c;
June. 878886KS7JJc; July, 81&o2i
Coen-No. 2 May, 34J3134JBJlKe;
OATS No. 2 May, 242124M21Vc: June
24K24Ji24i24c; July, 24i24s24H
Mess Pork, per bbl. May, Sll S2KH 62K
H 50U 60; June. Sll SlUl 62011 55
11 67: July, Sll 7211 tall 62)&k11 67J?
Labd, per 100 As. May, $6 85b b56 b0
6 80; June.$6 856 85S 80S 80; July, t6 9o6 95
Suobt Rrns, per 100 fts. April. 5 85:
tlav. So 95(35 955 S7K5 90; June. SS 02K
I 0$K5 975 97K; July, S3 100 106 00
Cash Quotations were as follows: Flour auiet
and unchanged. No. 2 spring wheat 8&87c;
No. 3 spring wheat, 7278c; No. 2 red, b6&87c
No. 2 corn. 34c No. 2 oats 23c No. 2 rye. 45c
Barley nominal. No. 1 flaxseed. SI 54. Prime
timothv seed. SI 281 31. Mess pork, per barrel,
SU 5011'55. Lard, per 100 lbs fS to. Short
ribs sides (loose). $5 855 9a Dry salted
shoulders (boxed), $5 37K5 5a Short clear
sides (boxed), S5 37Ka 50. Other articles
unchanged. Receipts Flour, 6.000 barrels;
wheat 9,000 bushels: corn. 1S9.O0O bushels; oats
111,000 busbels: rye, 3,000 bushels; barley,
22,000 busbels. Shipments Flour. 6,000 barrels;
wbeat 0100 bushels; com. 2S9,000 bushels;
oats, 59,000 bushels; rye, 6,000 bushels; barley,
New YORK-JFlour barely steady and quiet
Wbeat Spot dull and stronger: options active
and c higher. Bye quiet Barley dull.
Barley malt quiet. Corn Spot weaker; options
dull arid '4c lower. Oats Spot dull and steadv;
options dull and easy. Hay steady and quiet;
shipping. S05 00; good to choice, $80 0095 00.
Collee Options barely steady and unchanged.
to 10 points down: closed weak at 152 points,
down; sales 19,750 bags including May, 16.65
itisoc; June,lU.Soc: juiv. ia.o2i7.uuc: August
17.00c; Seotember. 17.0517.25c; October, 17.20
17.25c; November. 17.30c; December, 17.20
17.35c; January, 17.30c; spot Rio steady aud
quiet fair cargoes at lSJc Sugar Raw
higher; light offerings; fair refining. 6c; cen
trifugals 96 test 7c: refined firm and in good
demand. Molasses Foreign firm and quiet;
50 test 27c; New Orleans quiet; open kettle,
good to fancy, 2tj42c Rice quiet and steady;
domestic, 4Ji6Jgc; Japan. 4M5!ic. Cotton
seed oil easy; crude, 4243c; yellow, 60c Tal
low steady. Rosin steady aud quiet Turpen
tine quiet at 48c Eggs steady and quiet;
western, 10llc; receipts, 4,241 packages.
Pork quiet Cut meats inactive: pickled bellies,
12 pounds 6K7c; pickled hams, 1010c;
pickled shoulders 5Kc Lard easier and quiet;
sales western steam. S7 17K: city, SB 70; April,
7 13; May, 7 13; June, 17 17 July, 7 19; Au
She ascended the stairs to the study door,
and in to doing passed Salome, who bowed, and
was not sorry to be unable to respond tothe
proffered band, having both of her own en
gaged carrying glasses.
Philip heard his aunt enter the study, after a
premonitory rap, and remained where he was,
hoping that as she did not find him in his room
she would conclude be was out and retire.
But Mrs Sldebottom was not a person to be
evaded thus; and after having looked round
the room and called at his bedroom door, she
came out on the landing and entered the draw
ing room where she discovered him, penknife
in hand, removing his spring-nail.
"Oh!" she said, with an eye on the bulbs and
flower glasses, "Adam and Eve in Paradise."
"To whom entered the mischief maker," sal
Philip, promptly turning upon her.
"Not complimentary. Philip."
"You brought It on yourself."
"It takes two to. pick a quarrel," said Mrs.
Sldebottom, "and I am in the most amiable
mood to-day. By the way, you might have in
quired about my health this morning, for you
knew I was not well yesterday. As yod had
not the grace to do so, I have come to announce
to you that I am better."
"I did not suppose tbat you bad been seri
"Not seriously ill, but indisposed. I nearly
fainted in church last night, as I told you; but
you were otherwise occupied than in listening
to me. Now I want to know, Philip, what was
that rigmarole about something or someone
seen in the dark?"
"There was no rigmarole, as you call it."
"Oh! do not pick faults in my language.
You know what I mean. What was the ex
cuse made by Miss Cusworth for taking your
'Miss Cusworth did not take my arm."
"Because you had not the wit to offer it; and
yet the hint given was broad enough."
"I am busy," said Philip, in a tone of exas
peration. His aunt's manner angered him, so
that ho could not speak or act with courtesy
"Oh, yes. Busy planting forget-me-not and
Love in a mist. Come, do not be cross. What
was tho meaning of that exclamation? I want
to know, for I also saw someone standing by
the lamp-post looking on."
"I will tell you, and then perhaps you will be
satisfied. Aunt Louisa. And when satisfied. I
trust you will no longer detain me from my
Then Philip shortly and plainly narrated to
his aunt what had happened. He did so be
cause he thought it possible, jnst possible, that
she might be able to explain the apparition.
She was surprised and disconcerted Dy what
she heard, but not for long.
"Who has the garden key 7" she inquired.
"My uncle had one on his bunch."
"And that bunch is in your possession?"
"Yes, and has not been out of it It is locked
ud in mv bureau."
"Very well, then, the fellow'did not get in by
that means. Had anyone else a key T"
"Yes, Mrs. Cusworth."
" And is there a third ?"
"Where was Mrs. Cusworth's key on the
night in question?"
"I did not inquire. It was unnecessary."
"Not at all unnecessary. If the man did not
obtain access by your key, he did by that of the
"This is preposterous," said Philip, irritably.
"You hare made no allowance for another con
tingencythat the door may hare been left un
locked and ajar by the gardener, when last at
"Tbat will not do. The gardener has not
been about the place for a fortnight or three
weeks. You say tbat the servants may have
allowed a friend to take the pick of Jeremiah's
clothes. That explains nothing; for it does not
account for the garden door being unlocked,
though it might for the house door being left
open. Why sbonld not theCuswortbs have
needy relatives and hangers-on as well as the
servant girls? Needy relatives smelling of
beer, with patched small clothes and pimply
faces, who fly about with the bats, and to
whom the cast-off clothing, the good hat and
warm overcoat would be a boon. Who are
these Cus worths? Whence have they come?
Out of as great an uncertainty as this mysteri
ous figure. They are creations out of nothing,
like the universe, but not. like it, to be pro
nounced very good. Now, Philip, is not my so
lution of the riddle the only logical one?"
"This is enough on the subject," said Philip,
especially chafed because his aunt's explana
tion really was the simplest, and vet was one
which be was unwilling to allow. "You caarge
hijrh-minded. honorable people with "
"I charge them with doing no harm," inter
gust, S7 22; September, $7 247 26, closfng
S7 24. Bntteringood demand; western dairy,
1220c: do creamery, 1826c: Elgins, 27J62Sc
Cheese quiet: western, 810Kc
frrxLADELPniA Flour Demand light and
market weak. Wheat Cash flrmlv held; de
mand light; futures neglected and nominally
unchanged. Com quiet; sales of choice un
graded high mixed, on track, 42c; No. 2
mixed, in elevator, 42c; No. 2 yellow, in grain
depot 42Vc; No. 2 mixed. April, 4142c: May.
41K41Mc; June, 415i42Vc: Julv, ilA&ic,
Oats Carlots barely steady with very little de
mand; sales No. 3 wbite. 31c; No. 2 white,
S4Vc: do cleaned, 41Uc: futures dull and weak;
No. 2 white Aprii, 33nKc; May, 3333Kc;
Sune.pZ&Mfi July, 3334c
Baltimore Wheat Spot 87c: May, 85
86Vc; June. 8787Vc: July, 85K855. Corn
Western firm; mixed spot 44KKc: April,
42Kc bid; May. 4141Kc; June, 4IK4'&
steamer, 41c Oats firm, better grades shaping
higher; Western white, 3334c; do mixed, 30
32c; graded No. 2, white, S3Kc Rye slow at
steady prices 5057c. Hay firm. Provisions
slow. Batter nulet and firm: Western oackea.
20 21c; creamery, 2628c Eggs steady at 12c.
CntfM firm! Rln fair. 1RUH19c
CncnwATi Flour dull. Wheat firm; No.
2 red, S&SSGc: receipts, none: shipments, 2,500.
Corn steady: No. 2 mixed, 35c. Oats quiet: No.
2 mixed, 27c Rye steady; No. 2, 49c. Pork
quiet at S12 50. Lard firm at SO 75. Bulk
meats and bacon steady and unchanged.
Butter steady. Sugar firm. Eggs firm.
Mn.WAUXEE Flour steady. Wheat firm;
No. 2, 57K5Sc Provisions unchanged. Pork,
Sll 30. Lard, K5 75. Cheese steady; Cheddars
Toledo Clover seed dull; cash, April, SI 70;
receipts, 27 bags; shipments, 252 bags
Other Oil Mnrkets.
Oil City. April 13. National transit cer
tificates opened at SOKc: highest 90Jc; lowest
90c: closed, 90c
Bradford. April 13. National transit cer
tificates openod at 90Kc; closed at 90c; highest,
90J4c; lowest. 90c
TmrsviLLE, April 13. National transit cer
tificates opened at 90c: highest, 90c: lowest
90c: closed, 90c
New York, April 13. Petroleum opened
steady at 90c; after a slight decline in the first
sales, it moved up to OOc, tnen became dull
and remained so until the close, which was
dnll at 90Kc Consolidated Exchange sales,
134,000 birrels: opened at 90c; highest, 90Ke;
lowest 89c; closed at 90c Stock Exchange:
Opened at 90c; highest 90c; lowest, 90c; closed
at 90c Total sales, 212,000 barrels
New York Pig iron quiet Copper dull
and heavy; lake, April. SU 60 Lead quiet
and strong; domestic, S3 67. Tin easier and
in moderate demand; Straits, S20 70.
St. Louis Wool unchanged. The new clip
Finished goods are fairly active and steady
at SI 03.
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rupted Mrs. Sldebottom. "The clothes were
laid out to be distributed to the needy: and
Mrs. Cos worth was given the disposal of tbem.
If she ehose to f aror a relative, who is to blame
her? Not I. She would probably not care to
have the sort of a relative who would touch his
cap for Jeremiah's old suits come openly to
me cioor in the blaze ot day. ana oeiore ins
eyes of the giggling maids. No doubt she said
to the moulting relative, 'Come Jn the dark;
help yourself to new plumage; sat do not dis
credit us by proclaiming kinship."'
Philip was too angry to answer his aunt. To
cbaneethe snblect ha gild. "Miss Cusworth
Mbas refused to receive anything from us. That
some innuence nas oeen Drongnt to Dear on
her to induce this, I have no doubt, and I have
as little doubt as to whose influence was exert
ed." He looked fixedly at his aunt.
"I am glad she has bad the grace to do so."
answered Mr?. Sldebottom cheerily. "No,
Philip, you need not drive your eyes into me.as
if tb ay were bradawls. I can quite understand
that she has told you all, and laid the blame on
me. I do not deny my part in the transaction.
I am not ashamed of it; on the contrary, I glory
in it. You were on the threshold of a great
folly, that jeopardized the firm of Pennycome
quick, and my interest in it as well. Ihwe
stepped in to stop you. I had my own inter
ests to look after. I have saved you 4,000,
which you could not afford to lose. Am not I
an aunt whose favor is worth cultivating; an
aunt who deserves to be treated with elemen
Then Philip's anger boiled up.
"We see everything through opposite ends
of the telescope. What is infinitely small to
me and far away, is to you present and im
mense; and what to me is close at band and
overwhelming, is quite beyond your horizon.
To my view of things we are committing a
moral wrong when technically right, now mat
will was cancelled, and by whom, will probably
never be known; but nothing in the world will
persuade me that Uncle Jeremiah swung from
one extremity of liberality to Miss Cusworth.
coupled with injustice to us, to the other ex
treme of generosity to. as and absolute neglect
other. Such a thing could not be. He would
turn in his grave if he thought that she. an in
nocent, defenceless girl, was to be left in this
heartless, criminal manner, without a penny
in the world, contrary to his wishes."
"Why did he not make another will. If he
wished it so much?"
"Upon my word," said Philip, angrily, "I
wonldgive up my share readily to have Uncle
Jeremiah back and know the rights of the mat
ter of the will." He stood looking at hisannt
with eyes that were f nil of anger and the arter
ies in bis temples darkand swollen. "I shall
take care," he said, "that she is not defrauded
of what is her dne."
Then belef t the room and shut the door after
him with violence and certainly with discour
tesy. Never before had he lost his self-control
as be had lost it in Mrs. Sidebottom's presence
on this occasion, but before he had reached the
foot of the staircase he had recovered his cold
and formal manner.
As be saw Salome come from the cupboard,
where she was arranging the hyacinths, he
bade her in an imperious manner to attend him
into the breakfast room, and she ipbeyed read
ily, supposing he had some domestic order to
"Shut the door, please," he said. The anger
ralsetl by Mrs. Sldebottom affected his address
and behavior to Salome. A sea that has been
lashed into fury beats indiscriminately against
every object, rock or sandbank.
He stationed himself with bis back to the
window and signed to the girl to face him.
"Miss Cusworth," he saioVpntting his hands
behind him, as though he were standing before
the hearth and not at a window, "my aunt has
imposed on your ignorance, has taken a wicked
advantage of your generosity, in persuading
you to decline the offer tbat was made you."
"I decline it from personal motives, uninflu
enced by her." -s.
"Do you mean to tell me she has not been
meddling in the matter? I know better."
"I do not deny that she spoke to me yester
day, but her words did not prompt, they only
served to confirm the resolution already ar
"But I will not allow you to refuse. Youshall
have the money."
"I never withdraw a word once given," said
Salome, with equal decision.
"Then you shall take a share in the mill be
"1 cannot." she said, hastily, with a rush of
color. "Indeed this is impossible."
"Why so r
"It cannot be. I will not go back from my
"I have my conscience, tbat speaks imperi
ously," said Philip. "I cannot, I will not be
driven by your obstinacy to act dishonorably,
Salome said nothing. She was startled by
his vehemence, by his roughness of manner, so
unlike what she had experienced trora him.
"Very well," said he, hurriedly. "You shall
take me, and with me my share of the mill, and
so satisfy every scruple. That, I trust will
content you as it does me".
The girl was frightened, and looked up sud
denly to see if he meant what he said. His back
was toward the window. Had-lie occupied a
reverse position she would have seen that his
eyes were not kindled with the glow of love,
tuat be spoke In anger, and to satisfy his con
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that she, Salome, was the only womanr tUM
could make him happy. , .
The rabbis say that the first roanrwaS made
male-female, and was parted asupder, and that
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the two.balves gravitating toward each other,
for the attraction was small, and the thrust to
gether came from without was due, intact, to
the uninviting hand of Mrs. Sldebottom.
"Come," said be, "I wait for an answer. I
see no other way of getting but ot our difficul
ties What I now propose will assure you and
your mother a right in this house, and Mrs.,
Sldebottom will be able to obtain admission
only by your permission. Do you see? I can
not without a moral wound and breakdown of
my self-respect accept a share of the mill -
without inaemniiying yon, according to wnat
I believe to hare been the intention of my
uncle. You refuse to take anything to which
you hare not a right Accept me, and you-.
have all that has fallen to me.'f
Certainly Philip's proposal was not made in
a tender manner. He probably perceived that
it was unusual and inappropriate, for he add
ed in a quiet tone, "Rely on it, tbat I will dor"
my utmost to make you happy; and I believe
firmly that with you at my side my happiness
will be complete. I am a strictly conscientious
man, and I will conscientiously give you all the
love, respect and forbearance that a wife has a
right to demand." . .
"You must give me time to consider," said
"Not ten minutes." answered Philip, hastily.
T want an answer at once. That woman up
stairsI mean my aunt I, I particularly wish
to knock her down with the news that she Is
Again Salome looked up at him. trying
form her decision by his face, by the expres
sion ot bis eyes, bnt she could not see whether'
true lore streamed out of them, such as cer-.
tainly did not find utterance by the tongue.
Her heart was beating fast Did sbe love
him? Sbe liked him. She looked up to him.
Some of the old regard which had been lav
ished on the uncle derolred on Philip with the
inheritance, as his by right a the representa
tive of tho house. Salome had; been accus
tomed all her life to have recourse to old Mr.
Pennycomequick in all doubt in every trouble,
to look to bim as a guide, to lean on him as a
stay, to fly to him as a protector. And now
that sbe was friendless sbe felt the need of
someone, strong,trustworthy and kind, to whom
she could have recourse as she had of old to
Mr. Pennycomequick. Mrs. Sldebottom had
been hostile, but Philip had been friendly. Sa
lome recognized in bim a scrupulously upright
mind, and with a girlish ignorance of realities,
invested bun with a halo of goodness and hero
ism, which were not his due. There was In
him considerable self-reliance; he was not a
vain, a conceited man; but he was a man who
knew his own mind and held resolutely to bis
opinion that Salome saw. or believed sbe saw;
and female weakness i3 always inclined to be
attracted by strength.
Moreover, her sister Janet had been strong in
expressing her disapproval of Philip, her dis
like of his formal ways, his wooden manner,,
bis want of that ese and polish which she
bad come in France to exact of every man
as essential. Salome had combated the ridi
cule, the detraction, with which her sister
spoke of Philip, and had become bis champion
in her little family circle.
"I think I really think," said Salome, "that
you must give me time to consider what yon
have said." She movedto leave the room.
"No," answered he, "you shall not go. I
must have my answer in a yes or a no, at once.
Come, give me your hand."
She hesitated. It was a little wanting in con
sideration for her, thus to press for an Immedi
ate answer. He had promised to show ber the
forbearance due to a wife, be was hardly show
ing her that due to a girl at the most critical
moment of her life. She stood steeped in
thought and alternate flushes of color and.
Sauses of pallor showed the changes ot feeling
i her heart
Philip so far respected her hesitation that he
kept silence, but be was not inclined to suffer
the hesitation to continue long.
Lore, Philip had never felt nor had Salomef,
but Philip was conscious of pleasure in the
society of the girl, of feeling an Interest in her.
such as he entertained for no one else. Here-,
spected and admired her. He was aware thai
she exerted over him a softening, humanizing,
influence, such as was exercised over him by
no one else.
Presently, doubtfully, as if she were putting
forth her fingers to touch what might scorch
Oer, Salome extened her right hand.
"Is that yes?" he asked.
"And," said be, "I have your assurance tbat
you never go back from your word. Now,""
there recurred to his mind at that moment bl
annt'ssneer aboathis lack of wit in not offering
Salome his arm; "and now," he said. "let us go -together
and tell my aunt that you take all my
share, along with me. Let me offer you my'
(To be continued next Monday.')
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