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THE PITTSBURG -DISPATCH, v .MONPAT; APPJL'22f; 1889.
Written for THE DISPATCH by
S. BARING GOULD,
Author 0f"MEHAI,AH,""C0UBTBOYAV",JOHir HEBBIXG," "TheGaYEBOCKS'ETC
SYNOPSIS OF PRECEDING CHAPTERS.
Mrs. Sldebottom and licr son. Captain Penny
comeqnicfc, are unable to lire In the style they
wish on their Income of 400, and speculate on
the probable tortune theT may receive on the
death of Mrs. Sldebottom's half-brother. Jere
iQlah Peanyconiequlct. The l&tter Is In love with
his niece, balome Cusworth, who lives with him.
Jeremiah l'ennycoraeqnlck, while walking at
midnight. Is overtaken bv a flood lrom a bursted
reservoir. He and another man, who Is hair
clad, seek refuge In a lint, and Jeremiah wraos
his coal around his companion. After the flood
subsides a bod v is lound which is Identified br the
card case in the coat pocket as that of Jeremiah '
l'ennycomcq-ulck. Philip Pennycomequlck is
telegraphed Tor and arrives. A will Is found
making Salome Cusw orth her uncle's heiress, but
the document ha been invalidated b tearing oH
the signature. Mrs. Sldebottom declares that she
will not respect the wishes or her dead half
brother, as expressed in his will. In the mean
time Jeremiah l'ennycomequlck, who was not
drowned, has been picked up by a coal barge.
Salome thinks she sees the ghost of Jeremiah
Pennycomequlck In the house. Philip Penny
comequlck takes charge of his uncle's mill aud
insists that Salome and her mother shall remain
with him in his uncle's house. Jeremiah Penny
comequlck bears that he has been declared dead
and determines to allow his relatives to remain in
that belief while he spends a year on the conti
nent for his health. Mrs. Sldebottom refuses to
carry out a oint agreement made with Philip to
pay Salome X2.000 and thereby offends I'hlllp,
who declares he will pay the whole amount hlm
selt even ir It ruins the mill business. Salome is
again excited by seeing the flgnre ot a man who
looks like the supposedly dead Jeremiah Penny
comequlck. Salome tells Phillip that she will not
accept the money. The latter thinks his auut has
Influenced Salome, and to checkmate Mrs. Slde
boitomhe proposes marriage to Salome, who ac
cepts him, thinking that he loves her.
Philip Pennycomequick entered the hall,
with Salome on his arm, but she instantly dis
engaged her hand as she saw Sirs. Sldebottom,
and was conscious that there was something
grotesque in her appearance hooted on to
As to Philip, he had been so long exposed to
the petrifying drip of legal routine, unrelieved
by any softening influences, that he was
rapidly approaching fossilation,
A biro's -wine, a harebell, left to the uncoun
teracted effect of silex in suspense, in time
becomes stone, and the drudgery of office and
the sordid experience of lodging-house life had
encrusted Philip and stiffened him in mind
and manner. He had the feelings of a gentle
man, but none of that ease which springs out
of social intercourse; because he had been ex
cluded from intercourse with those of his class,
men and women, through the pecuniary straits
m which his father had been for many. years.
When, therefore, Philip proposed to'Salome,
he knew no better than to oiler her his arm, as
if to conduct her to dinner, or convey her
through a crowd from the opera.
If he had been told that it was proper for him
to kiss his betrothed, he would have looked in
the glass and called for sharing water, to make
sure that his chin and lip were smooth before
delivering the salute etiquette exacted.
The siheious rip had, as already said, encrust
ed Philip, but he had not been sufficiently long
exposed to it to hare his heart petrified.
Many clerks iu offices keep fresh aud green in
spite of the formality of business, because they
have in their homes everything necessary for
counteracting the hardening influence, or they
associate with each other and run out in mild
Philip's father had existed, not lived, in
lodgings, changing them periodically, as he
quarreled with his landlady, or bis landlady
quarreled with him. Mr. Nicholas Pennv
comequick had been a grumbler, cynical, find
ing fault with ererything and erery person
with which and with -whom he came in con
tact, as is the manner of those who have failed
in life. Such men invariably regard the world
of men as in league to insult and annoy them,
it never occurs to them to seek the cause of
their failure in themselves.
Philip had met with no lore, none of the
emollient elements which constitute home. He
belonged, or thought he belonged, socially and
intellectually, to a class superior to that from
which his fellow clerks were drawn. Tbere-
Tropical Fruit Active, Stock of Flor
ida Oranges Light.
SUPPLIES OF EGGS AB0YE DEMAND
The Flour Drift Downward, and Some
Cutting by Jobbers.
C0EN THE STK0XG CEREAL FACT0E
Office of Pittsburg Dispatch,
Saturday, April 20, 1SS9. J
Country Produce Jobbing Pi ices.
The egg market has upset calculations of
dealers generally tbe past few days. Happy
are tbe commission men who succeeded in un
loading, as prices have been drifting down
ward. The oldest dealer cannot recall the time
when eggs were so low and slow in Easter
times. Not a few were shoved on tbe markets
to-day under lie per dozen. The demand for
butter and cheese has been good all the week.
One of our leading jobbers in these lines re
ports this as tbe best week of the season, and
only wishes that it might continue as active
through tbe year.
Tropical fruit is active. The stock of Florida
oranges is well cleaned up. In general pro
duce trade has shown an improvement over
Buttee Creamery, Elgin, 2S29c: Ohio do,
2526c; fresh dairy packed, 2021c; country
rolls. 2023c; Chartiers Creamery Co. butter,
BEANS il 75l 9a
Beeswax 2sJ30c t? 2 for choice; low grade.
Cidee Sand refined, $6 5007 SO; common,
S3 504 00; crab cider. 'S 008 50 f? barrel;
cider vinegar. 1012c gallon.
Cheese Ohio cheese, fall make, 1212Jc;
New York, fall make, 12l2c; Llmtturger,
lie; domestic Sweitzer cheese, ll12Kc.
Dried Peas $1 251 35 bushel; split do,
EGGS 10lle -p dozen for strictly fresh;
oose eggs, 55c $ dozen; duck eggs, 22b $?
Feutts Apples, $1 502 60 1 barrel; evap
orated raspberries, 25c lb; cranberries, (45
barrel, SOcgSl 00 per bushel; strawberries,
3540c a quart.
Feathers Extra live geese. 50g60e; No.l
do.. 4045c; mixed lots, 3035c ft.
Honey New crop. 1617c; buckwheat, 13
HOMurr $2 652 75 barrel.
Potatoes Potatoes. 3035c ?! bushel: $3 75
4 00 for Jersey sweets; seed sweets, $2 50
Poultry live chickens, 75QS0e fl pair;
dressed chickens, 1315c ft ft; turkeys, lS20c
dressed, fi; ducks, live. 8085c pair;
dressed, 1314c fl ft: geese. 1015c ft.
Seeds Clover, choice, 62 Sis to bushel, 0 ?
bushel; clover.large English, 62 fts.SC 25: clover,
Alsike, 8 50; clover, white, S9 00: timothy,
choice. 45 fts, $1 85; blue grass, extra clean, 14
fts, SI 00; blue grass, fancy. 14 fts, SI 20: orchard
crass, 14 fts, S2 00; red top, 14 As, SI 00; millet,
50 ft;, $1 25: German millet, 60 as, $2 00; Hun
garian grass, 18 fts, $2 00; lawn grass, mixture
of fine grassei 25c per ft.
TAMOW Country, 4K5c; city rendered,
TROPICAL Feuits Iiemons,fancv,S3 5004 00
99 box; common lemons, T2 753 25 box: Mes
sina oranges S3 004 00 f box: Florida oranges,
$4 50o 00 box; Valencia oranges, fancy, $5 50
67 00 V case: bananas, S2 50, firsts: SI SO, good
seconds, V buncb: cocoanuts, $4 C04 60
hundred; new figs. 910c pound: dates, Kf
6Vc -R pound.
Vegetables Celery, 4050e doz. bunches
cabbages 3 604 00 V hundred: new cabbage,
S2 002 60 W crate; onions. SI 001 25 barrel;
onion sets, fancy Eries. S2 503 00; Jerseys,
12 0032 50; turnips, 4060c V barrel.
Green Coffee Fancy Kio, 2223c; choice
IUo, 2021c; prime Kio, 20c; fair Kio, 18K19c:
old Government Java, 27c, Maracaibo. 2223c;
Mocha, 30K31Jic; Santos, 1922: Caracas
coffee. 20J422c; peaberry, Kio. 21623c; La
Koasted (in papers) Standard brands. 24c;
high grades. 26g28c; old Government Java,
bulk. 82X33fc; Maracaibo, 27Ji28Kc, Santos,
2224;; peaberrv, 27c; peaberry Santos. 2224c;
choice foo, 25kc; prime Kio, 23c; good Kio,
22Kc; ordinary, 21Kc
6p,1CEHwhle)-Cloves, 2125c; allspice, 8c;
"SSlLSyPJPW. 19c; nutmeg, 7080c
.FifSS (Jobbers prieesI-llO0 test, 7c;
OUa. 120", 8tfc; headlight, ISO', 8c; water
Terses from which his father had suffered had
made Philip proud, and had restrained him
from association with the other young men.
Thrown on himself he had become self-con
tained, rigid In his views, his manners and stiff F
in his movements When he offered his armfl
to Salome she did not like to appear ungrac
ious and decline it. She touched it lightly.and
readily with drew her hand, as she encountered
the eye of Mrs. Sldebottom.
"Oh!" said thatlady. "I was only premature.
Philip, in saying that your arm was taken last
'Only premature," replied Philip; "I hare
persuaded Miss Cusworth out of that opinion
which you forced on her when you took her
She is, perhaps, easily persuaded," said Mrs.
Sldebottom, with a toss of her head:
"I have induced her to agree to enter into
"How? I do not understand. Is the firm to
be in future Pennycomequick 4 Co., the Co.
to stand for Cusworth T"
"You ask how," said Philip. "I reply, as my
He allowed his aunt a minute to digest the
information, and then added, "I am unable to
ask you to stay longer at present, as I must in
form Mrs. Cusworth of the engagement."
"Let me tender my congratulations," said
Mrs. Sldebottom; "and let me Tecotnmend a
new lock on the garden door, lest And Co.
should bring in through it a train of rapacious
out-at-elbow relatives, who would be hardly
satisfied with a great coat and a bat."
Philip was too incensed to answer. He
allowed his aunt to open the front door un
assisted. When she was gone, he said to Salome,"!
am not in a humor to see your mother now.
Besides, it is advisable,, for her sake, that the
news should be told her through you. I am so
angry with that insolent I mean with Mrs.
Sldebottom, thatl might frighten your mother.
I will come later."
He left Salome and mounted to his study,
where he paced up and down, endeavoring to
recover his composure, doubly shaken by his
precipitation in offering marriage without pre
meditation, and by his aunt's sneer. He had
been surprised into taking the most important
step in life, without having given a thought to
it before. He was astonished at himself, that
he. schooled as he had been, should have act
ed without consideration on an impulse. He
had been carried away, not by the passion of
love, but of anger.
In the story of the Frog-Prince, the faithful
Eckhard fastened three iron bands round his
heart to prevent it from bursting with sorrow
when his master was transformed into a loath
some frog. When, however, the Prince recov
ered his human form, then the three iron
bands snapped in succession. One hoop after
another of hard constraint had been welded
about the heart of Philip, and now, in an ex
plosion of wrath all had given way like tow.
When Philip was alone, and had cooled, he
became fully aware of the gravity of his act;
and, as a natural result, a reaction set in.
He knew little of Salome, nothing of her
parentage; and though he laid no store on
pedigree, he was keenly aware that a union
with one who had, or might have, objectionable
or impecunious relatives, as difficult to drive-
away as horseflies, might subject him to much
In a manufacturing district, little is thought
of a man's ancestors so long as he is himself
respectable and his pockets are full. Those
who begin life as mill hands often end it as
mill heads, and the richest men aresometlmes
the poorest in social qualifications.
Mrs. Sldebottom, with feminine shrewdness
and malice, had touched Philip where she
knew he would feel the touch and would wince.
She had put her finger at once on the weak
point of the situation he was creating for him
self. Philip was vexed at his own weakness; as
white, 10c: globe, 12c; elaine, I5c; carnadine,
llc; royaline, I4c . .- - - - .
Syrups Corn syrups, 2b29c; choice sugar
syrup, 333Sc; prime sugar syrup, 3033c; strict
ly prime, 33QS5c; new maple syrup; 00c.
K. O. Molasses Fancy, 48c; choice, 46c; me
dium, 43c; mixed, 4042c.
Soda Bi-carb in kegs, 3Kc; ki-carb in Us,
5c; bi-carb, assortea packages. 56c; sal
soda in kegs, l?ic: do granulated, 2c
Candles Star, full weight, 9cf stearine,per
set, 8c: paraffine, ll12c
RICE Head, Carolina, 77c: choice, ffyi
7c; prime. 6Ji6Vc; Louisiana, 0g6Wc.
Starch Pearl, 3c; cornstarch, 5k7c; gloss
starch, 6Ji7c '
Foreign Feutts Layer raisins, $2 65: Lon
don layers, S3 10; California London layers,
S2 SO; Muscatels S2 25: Calfornla Muscatels,
SI 85; Valencia, new, 67c: Ondara Valencia,
7K8c; sultana, 8c; currants, new, 4Xoc:
Turkey prunes new, 4Ji5c: French prunes
SK13c:Salonlca prunes in 2-E packages 8c;
cocoanuts per 100, S6 00; almonds Lan., per ft,
20c do lvica. 19c; do shelled, 40c; walnuts nap.,
12J15c; Sicily filberts 12c; Smvrna figs, 12K
lbc: new dates 6i6c; Brazil nuts. 10c;
pecans ll15c; citron, per ft. 2122c; lemon
peel, per ft. 1314c; orange peel. la
Dried Fruits Apples sllcea, per ft. 6c;
apples evaporated, 6Ji6c: apricots, Califor
nea, evaporated. l&Sloc; peaches, evaporated,
pared, 2223c; peaches California, evaporated,
.unpared, 1012c: cherries pitted, 2122c;
cherries unpitted. 5Sc; raspberries evapor
ated. 2421Kc; blackberries 7k8c; huckle
SUGARS Cubes 9K9Kc: powdered, 9K
9c; granulated 83c;confectionere A.8J8c;
standard A, c: soft whites. 88Kc: jellow,
choice. 77c; yellow, good, 7K67Jc; yel
low, fair. 74c: jellow. dark, 7c
Pickles Medium, bbls (1,200), S4 50; me
diums half bbls (600), S2 75.
Salt o. 1 $ bbl, 95c: No. 1 ex, M bbl. $1 05;
dairy, V bbl, SI 20; coarse crystal. $ bbl. $1 20;
Higgitfsl Eureka, 4 bu sacks $2 o9, Higgin's
Eureka, 16-14 tt pockets $3 00.
Canned Goods Standard peaches, SI 30
1 90; 2ds SI 301 35; extra peaches $1 501 90;
pie peaches 90c: finest corn, $1 001.50; Hfd.
Co. corn, 7090c; red cherries, 90cSl 00; Lima
beans, SI ip; soaked do, 85c; string do do, 7582
85c: marrowfat peas SI 101 IS; soaked peas
7075c; pineapples SI 401 SO:' Bahama do,
$2 75: damson plums 95c; greengages, SI 25;
egg plums J2 00; California pears S2 SO; do
greengages S2 00: do egg plums t2 0O; extra
white cherries, $2 90; red cherries 2 fts, 90c;
raspberries SI 01 50; strawberries. SI 10:
gooseberries SI 201 30; tomatoes 82y2c;
salmon, 1-ft, SI 752 10; blackberries, 80c; suc
cotash, 2-ft cans soaked, 99c; do green, 2fis
SI 2501 50; corn beef, 2-ft cans SI 75; 14-ft cans
S13 50; baked beans SI 401 4a; lobster, 1 ft,
SI 751 80; mackerel. 1-ft cans, broiled, SI 50:
sardines domestic Ks $4 I54 50; sardines
domestic K. S8 258 50: sardines imported,
Ks, Sll 50 12 59; sardines Imported, s, S18 00;
sardines mustard. $4 00. sardines, spiced, S4 25.
Fish Extra No. 1 bloater mackerel, S36 'ft
bbl.; extra No. 1 do, mess S40: extra No. 1
mackerel.sbore, $32; extra No. 1 do. messed, S36:
No. 2 shore mackerel, 24. Codfish Whole
pollock. 4JcJ3 ft.; do medium, George's cod,
6c: do large, 7c; boneless hake, in strips 6c; do
George's cod in blocks, 6Kc. Herring
Ronnd shore. S5 00 95 bbl.; split, 7 00; lake. J2 50
100-ft. half bbl. White fish. S7 81 100-ft. half
bbl. Lake trout, to 50 ? half bbl. Finnan
naaaocK, iuc ft m. ineiana naiiouu isc fi IB.
. Darrei. ji iu.
Miners' Oil No. 1 winter strained.
$ gallon. Lard oil, 75c
Grain) Floor and Feed.
Total receipts bulletined at the Grain Ex
change, 30 cars By Pittsburg, Ft. Wayne and
Chicago, 10 cars of hay, 5 of oats of flour,
1 of barley. 1 of wheat. By Pittsburg and Lake
Erie, 4 cars of rye, 1 of flnr, 1 of hay. By
Pittsburg. Cincinnati and St. Louis I car of
millfeed, 1 of bay, 1 of corn. Another day has
passed without a sale on call.
The drift of flour is steadily toward a lower
level of prices Dealers are cutting on quota
tions in anticipation of lower prices Wheat
is again on the descending scale and flour
markets are in a measure, depressed in con
sequence, Corn is the strong factor of cereal
market;, and oats the weak factor. All along
tbe line the week closes as it began, with slug
gish cereal markets
WHEAT Jobbing prices Tfo. 2 red, 9495c;
Cokn No. 2 jellow ear, 4I42c; high
mixed ear, 373Sc; No. 1 yellow, shelled, 38
39c: No! 2 yellow, shelled. 38H39; high mixed,
shelled, 3737c: mixed, shelled, S536c
Oats No. 2 white, 31k32c; extra. No. 3,
S031c; No. 3 white, 29k30c; No. 2 mixed.
Rye No. 1 Western. 7075c: No. 2, 555oc
Barley No. 1 Canada. 859Sc No. 2 Cana
da. 85SSc; No. 8 Canada, 7072c; Lake Shore,
Flour Jobbing prices winter patents'
S6 OOg-6 25: spring patents, S6 25S 60; winter
straight, $5 255 50; clear winter. S4 75 5 00;
straight XXXX bakers', H 5084 75. Kye flour,
vexed as he was surprised. He could not
charge Salome with having laid a trap for him,
nevertheless he felt as if he had fallen into
one. He bad sufficient consciousness of the
course he had taken to be aware that Mrs.
Sidebottom had given the impetus which had
shot him, unprepared, into an engagement
He certainly liked Salome, There was not a
girl he knew whom he esteemed more highly.
He respected her for her moral worth and ad
mired her for her beauty. She was not en
dowed with wealth by fortune, and yevlt she
came to him, she would not come poor, for she
was jointured, with the 4,000 which he had un
dertaken to set apart for her.
That he could bo happy with Salome, he did
not question; but he was not partial to ber
mother, whom he regarded, not as a vulgar,
but as an ordinary woman. She had not the
refinement of Salome nor the vivacity of Janet.
How two such charming girls should have been
turned out from such a mold as Mrs. Cusworth
was a marvel to Philip but then it is precisely
the same enigma that all charming girls pre
sent to young men, who look at them, and then
at their mothers, and cannot believe that these
girls will In time be even as their mothers. The
glowworm is surrounded by a moony halo till
niateu, ana then appears but an ordinary grub,
and the birds assume rainbow tints while
thinking of nesting, and thon hop about as
dowdy, draggle-feathered fowL
It was true that Philip had requested Mrs.
Cusworth to remain in his house, before he
proposed to her daughter; it was true also that
he had asked to be received at her table before
he thought of an alliance; but it was one thing
to have thisold creature as a bonsekeener and
another to be saddled with her as a mother-in-law.
Moreover, it was by no means certain
but that Mrs. Cpsworth might develop new and
unpleasant pecnliarities of manner or temper,
as mother-in-law, which would be held in con
trol so long as she was housekeeper, just as
Change of cllmare or situation brings out hu
mors and rashes which were latent in the blood
and unsuspected. Some asthmatic people
breathe freely on .gravel but are wheezy on
clay, and certain livers become torpid below
100 feet from the sea level and are active above
that line. Mrs. Cusworth might prove amiable
and common-place in a situation of subordina
tion, bat would manifest self-assertion and
cock-a-hoopedness when lifted into a sphere of
According to tbe classic fable, Epimetheus
that is, Afterthought, filled the world with dis
comfort and unrest; whereas Prometheus, that
is. Forethought, shed universal blessing on
For once, Philip had not invokedPrometheus,
and now, in revenge, Epimetheus opened his
box and sent forth a thousand disquieting con
siderations. But it is always so whether we act
with forethought or without. Epimetheus is
never 'napping. He is sure to open his box
when an act is beyond recall.
In old English belief, tho fairies that .met
men and won their love were one-faced beings,
convex as seen from the front, concave when
viewed from the rear. It is so with every bless
ing ardently desired, every object of ambition.
We are drawn toward it, trusting to its solidity;
and only when we have turned round it do we
perceive its vanity. No man has ever taken a
decided step without a look back and a bitter
laugh. Where he saw perfection he sees de
fect, everything on which he had reckoned is
reversed to his eyes.
In Philip Pennycomequick's case there had
been no ardent looking forward, no idealiza
tion of Salome, no painting of the prospect
with fancy's brush; nevertheless, now when he
had committed himself, and fixed his fate, he
stood breathless, aghast, fearful what next
might be revealed to bis startled eyes. His
past life bad been without charm to him, it had
inspired him with disgust; but the ignorance in
which he was as to what the future had in
store, filled him with vague apprehension.
He was alarmed at his own weakness. He
could no longer trust himself; his faith in his
own prudence was shaken. It is said that the
stoutest hearts fail in an earthquake, for then
all confidence in stability goes; but there is
something more demoralizing than the stagger
of the earth under our feet, and that is the reel
and quake of our own self-confidence. When
we lose trust in ourselves, our faith In the
future is lost. m
There are moments in the night when the
consequences of oar acts appear to us as
nightmares, oppressing and terrifying us. A
missionary put a magnifying glass into the
Millfeed Middlings fine white. S15 00
16 00 H ton: "brown middlings, $12 0012 60;
winter wheat bran, S13 0013 50; chop feed.
$15 0016 00.
Hay Baled timothy, choice, S15 5016 00;
No. ldo, $142514 50; No. 2 do. S12 00I3 00;
loose from wasron, S18 0020 00: No.- 1 upland
prairie, $10 0010 25; No. 2. S8 008 60; packing
do.$550650. ' b
Straw Oats S8oO325; wheat and rye
straw, $7 007 508 00.
Sugar-cured hams large, 10Jc; sugar-cured
hams medium, lie; sugar-cured hams, small,
UJic; sugar-cured breakfast bacon, 10Xc:sugar
cured shoulders 8c; sugar-cured boneless
shoulders 9Kc; sngar-cured California hams
8c; sugar-cured dried beef flats 8Kc; sugar
cured dried beef sets 9c: sugar-cured dried
beef rounds HKc; bacon shoulders 7li; bacon
clear sides 8J6; bacon clear bellies, Skc: dry
salt shoulders, 6c: dry salt clear sides, 7c
Mess pork, heavy, $14 00; mess pork, familr,
S14 50. Lard Refined in tierces, 7&c; half
barrels, 7Kc; 60-ft tubs 7c: 20-ft pails 7c; 50
ft tin cans 7Jc: 3-ft tin pails, 8c; 5-ft tin pails,
7c; 10-ft tin palls, 3c Smoked sausage, long,
5c; large, 5c Fresh pork links, 9c Pigs feet,
half barrel, S4 00; quarter barrel, $1 90.
Armour & Co. furnish the following prices
on dressed meats: Beef carcasses 450 to650 fts
6Ke: 550 to 650 fts 6Vc: 650 to750 fts 6c Sheep,
8c ? ft. Lambs, 9c ft ft. Hogs fc Fresh
pork loins 9c
LLYE STOCK MARKETS.
Condition of the Market at tbe East Liberty
Office of Pittsburg Dispatch, 1
SATURDAY. April 20. 1889.
CATTLE Receipts 1,480 head; shipments
1,140 head; market nothing doing; all through
consignments; 2 cars of cattle shipped to New
Hogs Receipts 1,700 head: shipments LSOO
bead; market steady: Phlladelphias $5 005 10;
pigs and Tforkers, S500505; 6 cars of hogs
shipped to New York to-day.
Sheep Receipts 3.200 head: shipments, 600
head; market slow at unchanged prices.
Chicago The Droveri Journal reports:
Cattle Hecetnts.1,000 bead: shipments, none;
market steady, fairly active, choice to extra
beeves, $i 104 40; steers $3 304 00 stackers and
feeders $2 603 40; cows bulls and mixed, $1 60
3 15; Texas steers, $33 70. Hogs Receipts
9.600 head; shipments. 4,000 head; market
strong; mixed, S4 704 85; heavy, $1 654 S7):
light. $4 75500: skips, $3 754 60. Sheen Re
ceipts &000 head; shipments, none; market
steady; natives, S4.005 30: Western cornfed,
$5 0025 20; Texans $4 O04 CO; lambs, S4 75
Kansas City Cattle Receipts 721 head;
no shipments; heavy shipping steers steady and
5c higher; medium dressea beef strong and 6
10c higher; cows steady: stockers and feeding
steers quiet and steady: good to choice corn
fed, $4 05435; common to medium. S3 003 90;
stnekers and feeding steers. S2 003 60; cows
S17o300. Hogs Receipts, 4,721 head; shipments
1.GS5; market fair to active and 2Wc higher in
many cases; good to choice. $4 554 60, Sheep
Receints 340 head: no shinments: market
steady; good to choice muttons $1 254 60;'
common to medium, aiwi ou.
St. Lours Cattle Receipts 700 bead; ship
ments 400 bead; market strong; choice heavy
native steers S3 854 40; fair to good do, S3 009
4 00; stockers and feeders fair to good, $2 10
3 20: rangers corn-fed. S2 8003 60: grass-fed,
SI 902 SO. Hogs Receipts 3,700 head: ship
ments 3,200head: market steadv; medium to
prime, S4 5004 65: light grades ordinary to best,
$447034 SO. Sheep Receipts, 2,000 head; ship
ments, 100 head; market strong; fair to choice,
S3 00S4 80.
Buffalo Cattle steady: receipts. 2,000 head
throngh; 60 sale; good S3 60i 00. Sheep and
Iambs shade higher; receipts 400 bead through,
3.200 sale; good sheep, S4 504 75; good lambs,
So 596 00. Hogs active, shade higher: receipts
4,600 bead through, 1,500 sale; mediums and
Yorkers sold at So 005 25.
Cincinnati Hogs steady: common and
light, $4 004 85: packing and butchers'. SI 70
4 90; receipts 1,850 head; shipments L700 head.
New York, April 20. There was but a
light movement in drygoods to-day, though
there was a fair volume of mail orders received
by both agents and jobbers With the former
there was .a steadier tone, based on supplies in
hand, the condition of jobbers' stocks, a good
outlook for wheat and an advance in raw
materials Tbe only incident ot interest was a
drive in shirting prints by H. B. Claflin & Co.
Finished goods are in good demand at the
recent reduction, $1 02,
hand of a Brahmin, and bade him look through
it at a drop of water. When the Hindu saw
under his eye a crystal world full of monsters
he put the glass aside and perished bf thirst
rather than swallow another animated drop of
fluid. Fancy acts to us like that inconsiderate
missionary, shows usthe future, and Bhows It
to us peopled with horrors, and the result is
sometimes tbe paralysis of effort, the extinc
tion of ambition. There are moments in the
day, as in the, night, when we look through the
lens into the future, and see forms that Bmite
us with numbness. Such a moment was that
Philip underwent In his own room. He saw
Mrs. Cusworth develop into a prodigious nui
sance; needy kinsfolk of his wlfo swimming as
sponges in the crystal element of the future,
with infinite capacity for suction; Janet's co
quetry break through her widow's weeds. He
Siw more than that. He had entered on a new
career, taken the management of a thriving
business, to which he had passed through no
apprenticeship, and which, therefore. wItn tDe
best intentions, he might mismanage and bring
to failure. What it he should have a family,
and ruin come upon him then?
PhiliD wiDed his brow, on which some cold
moisture had formed in drops. "Was he weak?
What man is not weak when he is about to
venture on an untried path, and knows not
whither it may lead? Only such as have no
sense of the burden of responsibilities are free
from moments of depression and alarm such as
came on Philip now.
It is not the sense of weakness and dread of
the future stealing over the heart that makes
a man weak; it Is the yielding to It, and be
cause of the possible consequences, abandon
With Philip the dread passed quickly. He
had youth, and youth is hopeful; and Hebad a
vast recuperative force of self-confidence,
which speedily rallied after the blow dealt his
assurance. When he had recovered his balance
of mind and composure of manner he de
scended the stairs to call on Mrs. Cusworth.
He found Janet in the fooih with her.
Salome had retired to her own chamber to
solitude, of which she felt the need.
Philip spoke cheerfully to the old lady, and
accepted Janet's sallies with good humor.
"You will promise to be kind to Salome,"
said Mrs. Cusworth. "Indeed she deserves
kindness; she is so good a child."
"Of sthat have no doubt"
"And you will really love her?"
"I ought to be a hearty Jover," said Philip,
with a slight smile, "lor I am a hearty Inter,
and proverbially the one qualifies for the
other. Love and hatred are the two poles ot
the magnet; a weakly energised needle that
hardly repels at one end, will not vigorously
attract at the other."
"But surely you hate no one."
"Do I not? I have been driven to the verge
of it to-day, by my aunt; but I pardon ber be,
bause of the consequences that sprang out of
her behavior. She exasperated me to such a
degree that 1 found courage to speak, and but
for the stimulus applied to me, might have
failed to make a bid for what I have now se
cured." "I am sorry to think that you hate anyone,"
said the old lady. "We cannot command our
likes and dislikes, but we can hold hatred in
check, which is an unchristian sentiment."
"Then in hatred I am a heathen. I shall be
come a good Christian in time under Salome's
tuition. I shall place myself reservedly at her
feet as a catechumen."
"Sometimes," said Janet, laughing, "lore
turns to hate, and bate to love. A bishop's cro
zieris something like' your magnetic needle.
At one end is a pastoral crook, and at the other
a spike, and in a careless band tbe crook that
should reclaim the errant lamb may be turned,
and the spike transfix it."
"1 can no more conceive of love for Salome
altering its quality than I can imagine my de
testation no, I will call it hate for a certain
person becoming converted to love."
"But whom do you hate not your aunt?"
"No; the man who rutaed my father, made
his life a burden to him, turned his heart to
wormwood, lost him his brother's love and bis
sister's regard though that latter was no great
loss deprived him of his Bocial position, threw
him out of the element in which alone he could
breathe, and b'ado fair to mar my life also."
"I never heard of your troubles," said Mrs.
Cusworth; "Mr. Pennycomequlck didnot speak
to us of your father. He was very reserved
about family matters."
"He never forgave my father so long as the
A SUKYEY OF TRADE.
Hen Fruit 0 verdone.and Easter Trade
a Disappointment. ,
POTATOES SLOW, APPLES HIGHER.
Cereals Sluggish, With Wheat and Flour
Seeking a Lower Level.
LEATHER 'ACT1TE, BUT HIDES L0 WEE.
, Office of Pittsburg Dispatch,
. Saturday. April 20, 18S9. J
The marked feature of produce markets
the past week has been the glut in eggs.
From time immemorial the egg market has
been strong and active on Easter week. This
season is an exception to all rules, and dealers
who have banked on a firm egg market are
Last Easter demand was far above supply, at
prices almost double wbatQthey were for the
past week. A leading commission man said:
"l was not able to fill all my orders for eggs a
year ago. Now the "Situation Is entirely re
versed. Last year I sold at 20 cents, or in
that neighborhood, and customers were clam
oring for hen fruit. Now it goes out very
slowly at 10 to 11 cents" Another dealer said:
"The market for eggs has been little good since
the holidays Tbe remarkably open winter has
upset all calculations founded on tbe experi
ence of former years The trouble has been
that bens have been getting in an extraordi
nary amount of work this season.
An improved demand for cabbage is reported
by produce commission men. Markets have
been quite bare for a week past, and, accord
ing to the uniform custom, buyers grow plenty
as stuff grows scarce. The same is true in a
measure of apples. Choice apples are growing
scaice and prices are mounting. Potatoes give
no signs of improvement. All over tbe land
there was an extraordinary, crop of pota
toes last season. As the new crop begins to
show up, the old becomes more and more a
A Liberty street commission man received
on consignment from Texas to-day 75 barrels
of old potatoes from an old customer, and re
marked that he did not know what to do with
them, as he had already much more in this line
than he knew how to handle. It may be said
concerning country produce iu general that
the tone or trade has been a shade better this
week than last. The improvement is greatest
in butter, cheese, apples and tropical fruits
In this line the situation shows no improve
ment.' At the Grain Exchange deals are few
and far between. Sales made on curbstones
and in offices are made Trith concessions to
buyers in all cereal Hues excepting corn. The last
is higher and stronger than it was a week ago.
Choice bay also holds its own, but tbe trouble
is very little orthis grade is coming to the mar
ket. Both wheat and flour are oft since the
beginning of the week. While wholesale gro
cers do not lower the price of flour, well au
thenticated reports show that there is not a
little cutting on quotations. It is about as
sure as anything future can be that flour must
have a fall betore another week passes Cash
buyers have already found that they can buy
cheaper than they could have done a week ago.
Sugar more than holds Its own. It no longer
admits bf a doubt that the supply of raw suear
is far below the average for this time of the
year. The drift of markets has been steadily
upward for a week or two past, and at latest
reports have been firm as ever. Coffee failed to
advaooe, though the roasted article is and has
been for a week or more, retailing lc lower than
the green bean.
Pork packers report an unusually quiet trade
for the week past. Said a representative of
one of our leading firms: "X have found, from
many years' experience, that tbe last week in
Lent usually brings active demand for our
goods Our customers at this time lay in stock
in anticipation of the feast which usually fol
lows tbe long fast. This season is an exception
to the rule, and truth demands the statement
that trade is quiet, uncomfortably so. Prices
of bog products remain unchanged for the
week past. The feeling Is strong and general
among dealers that an active movement is
close at hand.
Hides and Leather.
Harness leather trade Is active, but prices
breath was in him. That was like a Penny
comeqdick: We are slow in' forming attach
ments or dislikes, but when formed we do not
altar. Andl I shall never forgive the man
who spoiled ray father's career, and' well nigh
"Who was that, and how did he,. manage ltT"
"How did he manage it? Why, he first in
duced my father to draw his money out of this
business, and then swindled him out of it out
of almost every pound he had. By his rascal
ity he reduced my poor father from being a
man comfortably off to one in straitened cir
cumstances; he deprived him of a home,drove
him can you perceive of a worse fate? to live
and die in furnished lodgings."
Mrs. Cusworth did not speak. She was a lit
tle shocked at hi bitterness. His face had
darkened as with a suff uslon of black blood un
der the skin, and a bard look came into his
eyes, giving them a metallic glitter. He went
oh, noticing the bad impression be had made
he went on to justify himself. "My father's
heart was broken. He lost all hope, all joy in
life, all interest in everything. 1 thiirk of him
as a wreck, over which the waves beat and
which is piecemeal broken up partly by the
waves, partly by wreckers. That has soured
me. Hamilcar brought up his son Hannibal to
swear hatred to the Romans. I may almost say
that I was reared in the same manner; not by
direct teaching, but by every privation, every
slight, every discouragement by the sight of
my father's crushed life and by the hopeless
ness that had come on my own, to swear a bit
ter, implacable hatred of the name of Scho
fleld." "Of whom?"
"Sehofleld-Earle Schofield. Earle was his
Christian name, that is his forename. He had
not anything Christian abont him."
Philip detected a look, a startled, terrified
exchange of glances, between mother and
"I see," continued Philip, "that I have
alarmed you by the strength of my feelings. If
you bad endured what my father and I have
endured, knowing that it was attributable to
one man, then, also, you would be a heathen In
your feelings towards him and all belonging to
The old lady and her daughter no longer ex
changed glances; they looked on the ground.
"However," saidPhilip, in a lighter tone, and
the shadow left his face, "it is an innocuous
feeling. I know nothing more of tbe man since
he robbed my father. I do not know where he
is, whether be be still alive. He is probably
dead. I have heard no tidings of him since a
rumor reached us that ho had gone to America,
where,-if he has died, I have sufficient Chris
tianity in me to, be able to say, 'Peace to bis
He looked at Mrs. Cusworth. The old woman
was strangely agitated, her face of the deadly
hue that flesh asumes when the blood has re
treated to the heart. '
Janet was confused and uneasy but that was
explicable. Her mother's condition accounted
"Mr. John Dalel" The maid opened the
door and introduced the doctor from Bridling
ton. "Mr. Dalel" Janet and her mother started
up and drew a long breath as though relieved
by his appearance from a situation embarrass
ing and painful.
"Ob, Mr. .Dale! how glad, how heartily glad
we are to see you."
Then turning, first to Philip and next to the
surgeon, Janet said, with a smile: "Now I must
Introduce you. My guardian and my brother-in-law
Jeremiah Pennycomequlck remained quietly
at his friend's house at Bridlington for some
, "As so much time has slipped away since
your disappearance," said John Sale, 'It does
not much matter whether a little more be sent
tobogannlng after it. I can't go to Mergatroyd
very well just now; I am busy, and have a del
icate case on my, hands that I will not Intrust
to others. If you can and will wait my con
venience I promise you I will go. If not go
.yourself. But, upon my word, I should dearly
like to be at Mergatroyd to witness your resur
rection." Jeremiah waited. He had been weakened by
hislllness and had become alarmed about him
self. He shrank from exertion, from strong
are such as to furnish little comfort to the
manufacturer. The volume of trade in all
leather lines is up to the average for this
season. Profits are much below the average of
recent years. Tbe heavy failures of Boston
tanners thepast week or two has bad ade
pressinr influence on markets for light hides.
A drop of He per pound is reported by dealers.
Tbe outside price for light and cow hides is
6Kc The price of heavy steer hides is TKc
GROWLERS SET BACK.
Clearing House Figures Show That Busi
ness U Brisk and Growing Lost Tear
Laid In the Shade Saturday's
Closing Quotations, Etc.
If Pittsburg is not in the swim, where is
it? Even croakers begin to admit that there
is some movement in business circles. The
Clearing House figures tell a story that
would be startling if found in a work of fic
tion, but beiug of sober truth its full sig
nificance is likely to be overlooked. As
everybody knows last week had only five
business days, Good Friday taking off one,
and yet the clearings rose to 813,933,820 99,
being a daily average of $2,787,164 19, and
showing a gain of $5,000,000 over Good Friday
weeV ol last year. If this be stagnation, give
us more of it. '
Tbe stock market Saturday was strong and
active all around, except for Philadelphia and
Chartiers Gas which were fractionally lower,
but closing fairly steady. Tbe expected boom
in the former did not "materialize, but its
friends thought it would be along this week.
This stock is being carefully managed. While
there are plenty bf orders for It, they are being
placed very judiciously, so as not to give it too
much of a boost all at once, which would al
most inevitably be followed by a reaction. The
plan is to bring about a gradual advance by
buying just enough to secure that result, and it
is being successfully worked. Electric re
sumed its upward course, advanctig SI 60 a
share, and closing strong at the best figure.
Wheeling Gas was another bright spot on the
market, being in good demand at 81. Citizens'
Tracttqn also moved up, selling all 75. Central
Traction was traded in to the extent of 150
shares going at 28, assessment paid. Switch
and Signal was strong and higher, 200 shares
cnanging canas at .uu vb viuaiug unu.
.Mining shares were dull and uncbased. The
strong and active market this week.
Ten shares Philadelphia Gas so, at 42. 100
Wheeling at 3 55 Wheeling at 81. 60 Citizens
Traction at 75, ICO Pittsburg Traction at 53K
60 Pittsburg and Western preferred at 1 15
Erie at 69 145 Erie at 60, 150 Switch at 25 45
Switch at 25. 125 La Noria at 1, 150 Central
Traction (assessment paid) at 2S.
Tbe following table Bhows tbe prices of active
stocks on tbe New York Stock Exchange.
Corrected dally for The Dispatch by Whit
ney & Stephenson, members of New York
Stock Exchange, 57 Fourth avenue:
Am. Cotton OU MX
Atch... Top. ft S. F.... 42
Central ofNew Jersey. 96). 96). 96M
Chesapeake ft Ohio ...
C, Bur. ft Qulncv. ....
C, Mil. ft St. Faul...
C, Mil. ft St. P., pr...
. tlf ft).
u, st. u. a ruts
CSt. L. ftFltts. pf.
C. ft Northwestern. ...KiH
C.A JN orth western, p ....
V. CiiX ft 1 68
Col. Coal ft Iron 23H
Col. ft Hocking Yal .. WA
Del.. L. ft W... 136)2
Del. ft llndaon.
PenverftKIoQ - ....
Denver ft Bio G Df.
E. T., Va. AUa
E. T.,Va. ftOa., lstpr ....
K.T.. Va.ftGa.2dpf. ....
Lake Erie ft Western
Lake Erie ft West. pr,. S3
Lake Shore ft M. S 102
Louisville & Nashville. 63
Mobile ft Ohio
Mo., K. ftTexas UK
Missouri Pacific 70j
N. Y.. L.E.&W
H.., L. E.4W.nref 68
N. V., C. ft St. L -. ....
N.X., O. & St. L. PC
X.Y.. C. ftSt.L.Sdcf ....
N.Y4N. E 4l
&.-I.,0. W Wi
Norfolk ft Western, pf
Nortnern Faclflc pref, (I
Ohio A HlMlsjJppl,..,, ....
emotion, fearing for his heart; In an amusing
story by a Swiss novelist a man believes that he
has a fungus growing on his heart, and he
comes to live for this fungus, to eat only such
things as he is.convinced wfll disagree with the
fungus, to engage in athletic sports, with the
hope of shaking off the fungus, to give up
reading the newspapers because he ceases to
take interest in politics, being engrossed in his
fungus, and finally to discover that he has been
subjected to a delusion, the fungus existing
solely in his imagination.
Mr. Pennycomequlck had become alarmed
about bis heart; he put his finger periodically
to his pulse to ascertain its regularity, imag
ined himself subject to spasms, to feel subs;
he suspected,numbnes9, examined bis lips and
eyelids at the glass to discover whether he
were more or less bloodless than tbe day be
fore, and shunned emotion as dangerous to a
heart whose action was abnormal. The rest
from business, the relief from responsibility,
were good for him. The even life at his friend's
house suited him. But he did not rapidly gain
He walked on the downs when the weather
permitted, not too fast lest he shonld unduly
distress his heart, nor too slowly lest be should
catch cold. He was dieted by his doctor, and
ate docilely what was meted to him; if he could
have had his sleep and wakefulness measured
as well, he would have been content, but sleep
would not come when called, banished by
thoughts of- the past, and questions concerning
John Dale was a pleasant man to be with;
fond of a good story, and able to tell one, fond
of a good dinner, and being a bachelor able
to keep a cook who could furnish one; fond of
good wine, and with a cellar stocked with it.
He was happy to have his old comrade with
him; and Jeremiah enjoyed discussing old ac
quaintances, reviewing old scenes, refreshing
Thus time passed, and passed pleasantly,
though not altogether satisfactorily to Jere
miah, who was impatient at being unwell, and
nneasv about his heart.
At length John Dale fulfilled his undertak-l
ing, be went to Mergatroyd to see how matters
progressed there. He arrived, as has already
been stated, at a moment when his appearance
afforded relief to tbe widow. He talked with
Janet, and with Salome; but he had not many
h jure at his disposal, and his interviews with
the Cusworths were necessarily brief, He was
obliged to consult with Janet about her affairs,
and that occupied most of his time. From Sa
lome he learned nothing concerning the will
more than what he had already heard. 8he
told him no particulars; and, indeed,consldered
it unnecessary to discuss it, as her engagement
to Philip altered her prospects.
"But, bless me, this must have been a case of
love at first sight," said Mr. Dale. .'Why.Sa
lome, you did not know him till the other
day." , .
"No; I had not seen him till after the death
of my dear uncle,bnt 1, somehow, often thought
of and fretted a little about him. I was
troubled that, dear uncle bad not made
friends with his brother, and that he kept his
nephew at arm's length. I pitied Mr. Philip
before I knew blm. I could not hear that he
had done anything to deserve this neglect; and
what little was told- me abont the cause of dif
ference between uncle and his brother did not
make me think that the estrangement ought to
last and be extended to the next generation.
In my stupid way I sometimes tried to bring
uncle to another mind, andto think more kind
ly of them. I was so grieved to think that Mr.
Philip should grow up in ignorance of tbe
nobility and worth of his uncle's character.
Do you know Mr. Dale one reason why I am
glad that I am going to marry Philip is that I
may have a real right to call Mr. Pennycome
qulck my uncle? Hitherto I called him so to
myself, and mamma, and one or two others,
but I knew that he was no relation."
"How about the identification of Mr. Jere
miah's body?" asked tbe surgeon.
"With that I had nothing to do. I was not
called on t& give my opinon. Mrs. Sidebottom
snore to it. The body wore thesurtout thatl
know belonged to Mr. Pennycomequlck, but
that was all. How he came by it I cannot ex
plain. Mrs. Sldebottom was so convinced that
her view was correct that she had an explana
tion to give why the corpse ' wore hardly any
other clothes. I did not believe when it was
found, and I do not believe now, that the body
was that of uncle."
"But you do not doubt that Mr. Pennycome
Oregon Improvement. Wf 4SH
Oregon Transcon ..... JIM ?ltj
Feo. Dec. Kvan.,.
Fhlladel. & .Beading.. UK 3K
Pullman Palace Csr...l89X 189).
Richmond & W. V. T
Richmond & W.F.T.nf 7W Tiii
St. Paul Dolntb
St. Fanl & Dulnttl pf.
St. p., Minn. .4 Man... 93 93
St. L. San Fran pf.. 60 60)J
St. I.- A San F.lat nf.
KTexss FadSc 2! 20).
Union Faclflc , GOX 61 H
Western Union 85W M
Wheeling ft L. E UH
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.4s reg 108 ffllOS
U. S.4HS coops 108 (3103H
U. S. 4s roc 129ai291
U. 0. 4s coups.....,.-; 129129X
Currency, 6 percent, 1893 red 121
Currency, 8 per cent. 1896 rec 124
Currency, Sper.cent, 1897 reg 127
Currency, 6 per cent, l&88reg. 1Z
Currency, 6 per cent, 1899 rex ,..132
Government and State bonds were dull and
NEW YOHK. April 20. Amador. 100: Aspen,
10: Belcher. 400; Budie, 120; Caledonia. B. H.,
300; Crown Poirt. 440; Consolidated California
and Vireinla, 887: Deadwood, T., 100; Eureka
Consolidated, 175; El Cristo, 170; Gould & Curry,
290; Hale & Norcross, 490; 'Homestake, 750;
Horn Silver. 130: Iron Silver 300; Mexican,
750; Mono. 125; Mutual, 115: Ophir, 625; Ply
mouth, 950; tiavage, 310; Sierra Nevada, 420;
Standard. 100; Union Consolidated, 600; Yellow
Jacket, 380. s
Atch. ft Toe. 1st 7s. lis
Atch. ft Top. K. K... 42
lloston ft Albany.. .215
Boston ft Maine 181
C. B. &(J 94
CInn. San. ft Cleve. 24
Eastern R. K 82
0d. ftL. Cham, com 6 3- IS
uia uoionr. 17.M
Calumet ft flecla....209
San Diego ,
Eastern R. It. 6s 15)
Flint lerejn. ma. w
K. C . St. i. ft C. B. 7s. 121
Little K. ft Ft. S. 7S.106K
A. x. ftxiewiuiE... u
MAEKETS BY TOE.
Wheat Depressed by Reports of Good
Weather nnd' Encouraging Crop Pros
pectsCorn Lower Oats Stendy
--Hog Products Active
Chicago Continued fine weather and best
of crop prospects had a weakening effect upon
holders ot wheat, and the market ruled lower.
The speculative offerings were quite large,
there being some short selling, but the offer
ings consisted mostly of long wheat, which
holders had become tired of holding for an ex
pected advance, and which they were closing
out. The interim between Thursday's closing
and to-day's opening developed decided weak
ness, and opening sales were made at23c
decline for May, and llc for July, with May
selling off a more and closed 3c lever than
last Thursday, and July sold off c more, and
closed 2c lower than last Thursday.
Corn was only moderately active, with the
feeling easier. Trading was largely local,
though some selling was done for country ac
count. Transactions consisted chiefly in trans
ferring May to tho more distant months The
market opened ic lower than the closing prices
of Thursday, was easy and sold- off Kic, recov
ered iic, ruled easier, and closed Kc lower
Oats were active, weaker and lower, prices
declining KKc from Thursday's case, reacted
slightly but closed easy at the inside prices
Tbe weakness was due to good receipts, fine
weather and the decline in wheat. May was
the weakest, being sold freely by tired local
longs and against holdings in interior elevators
Shorts were the principal buyers
Early In the day trading was moderately active
in mess pork, but little interest was manifested
during tbe latter part of the session. Prices
were 710c loirei at the opening, but the de
mand was sufficiently active to advance prices
2O022KC. Toward tbe close an easier feeling
prevailed and prices receded 7KKte and
Trading in lard was unusually light and
changes slight Prices ruled steady at about
2c advance. A quiet feeline prevailed In
short rib sides Prices were 2K5c higher
early in the day, ttat receded again slightly and
the market closed steady, r
31 31 H
quick is dead?"
"Oh. not or course not If he had been alive
he would have returned to us. There was
nothing to binder him from doing so."
"Nothing' of which you are aware."
John Dale heard a favorable account ot
Philip from ereyone to whom he spoke, except
Janet, who did not appreciate bis good quali
ties, and was keenly alive to his defects. He
could not inquire at tbe factory, but 'he was a
shrewd man, and he picked up opinions from
the station master, from soma with whom he
walked up the hill, from a Mergatroyd trades
man who traveled with him in the same rail
way carriage. All were decidedly in Philip's
favor. Tbe popular voice was appreciative.
He was regarded as a man of business habits
and integrity of character.
John Dale returned to Bridlington.
"News for you, old boyl" shouted he, as ha
entered his house, and then looked steadily at
Jeremiah to see how he would receive the news
he brought. "What do you think? Wonders
will never cease. Salome "
"Well, what about Salome?"
Jeremiah's mouth quivered. John Dale
smiled. "Young people naturally gravitate
toward each other. There is only one com
mandment given to men that receives general
and cheerful acceptance, save from a few per
verse creatures such as yon and me and that
commandment is to be fruitful and multiply
ana replenish the earth. Salome is engaged to
Jeremiah's face became like chalk. He put
his hand over his eyes, then hastily withdrew
it. Dale saw his emotionand went on talking
so as to cover it and give him time to master it.
"I have read somewhere, that in medieval times
in the German cities, the marriageaDle young
men were summoned before the Burgomaster
on New Year's Day and ordered to get married
before Easter on pain of expulsion froni the
city. Bachelorhood was regarded as unpatri
otic if not criminal. It is a pity this law was
not in force here a few year! ago and that yon
and, I were net policed into matrimony. Now
It Is too late; both of us have acquired bachelor
nanus, ana it wouia De cruelty to force us into
a condition which we have eschewed, and for
whichjne have ceased to-be fitted."
"Whom Js she going to marry?" asked Jere
miah, controlling bis emotions by an effort.
"None other than yournephew Philip. I will
tell you what I know."
Then John Dale gave his friend a succinct ac
count of what he bad heard. He told him what
he had learned of Philip.
"Do you gruage her to your nephew?" asked
"I do not know Philip," answered Jeremiah
"I heard nothing but golden opinions of him."
said Dale. "The only person to qualify these
was that puss, Janet, and she of course thinks
noono good enough for her dear sister Sa
Jeremiah's heart swelled. How easy it would
be for him to spoil all the schemes that had
been hatched since his disappearance. Philip
was reckoning on becoming a welf-to-do manu
facturer; on founding a household; was look
ing forward to a blissful domestic life enriched
with the love of Salome. Jeremiah had but to
show himself, and all these plans would disap
pear as the desert mirage; Philip would have to
return to his lawyer's clerkship and abandon
every prospect of domestic happiness and com
"One thing more," said Dale, "I do not quite
like the looks ot my little per, Janet. Her
Her troubles have worn her more than I sus
pected. Beside) she never bad the robustness
of ber sister, tit is hard that wits and constitu
tion shonld go to one of the twins, and leave
toe other scantily provided with both."
Jeremiah said no more. He was looking
gloomily before him into vacancy. John Dale
declared he must visit his patients, and left his
Jeremiah continued for some minutes in a
brown study; and then he. also, rose, put on his
overcoat and muffler, and went forth to the
cliffs, to muse on what he had heard, and to de
cide on his future course.
Tbe tidings of Salome's engagement were
hard to bear. . He thought he had taught him
self to think of her no longer in the light of a
possible wife. His good sense had convinced
him that it would be unwise for him to think
of marriage with her it told him also that be
was as yet too infirm of purpose to trust him
self in her presence.
Conld he now return? If he did, in what
capacity? as the maker or marrer of Philip's
fortunes? If he took him into partnership, so
as to enable him to marry, could be Jeremiah
endure the dally spectacle of his nephew's
happiness? endure to witness the transfer to
another of that love and devotion which had
been given to him? And. if he banished
Philip, what would be tbe effect on Salome?
Would she not resent his return, and regret
that he had not died in the flood?
If he were to allow those in Mergatroyd to
know that he was alive itswould be almost the
The leading futures raneea as follows
WHEAT No. 2 May, 8S8583JjCS4c;
.j une,ooi(soo?4f8M7480'c; July, 0i31JSjy7JiM
Corn No. 2 Mav.
Mess Fork, per bbl. May, $11
4H U(411 Oi.Y'iM June, VU HWQtlL wtau.4
11 99; July, Jll 8512 0711 8oll 97K-
LABS, per 100 63. May, J6 80; June, S8 92
66 858 92K6 95; July, S7 007 006 97i
Shobt Rebs. per 100 Us Mav. $5
6 02J5 97K6 00; June, $6 05661006 00l
uiy, o imao ia&o iuio rzft.
Cash quotations were as follows: Flour dull
and unchanged. No. 2 spring wheat. 83Kc;
No. 3 sprirfg wheat. 7183c:No. fred, S3Mc No.
2corn.34c. No.2oats22Kc No. 2rye-41Kc
Barley nominal. No. 1 flaxseed. SI 65Jl 50.
Prime tlmotb v seed. SI 361 33. Mess pork, per
barrel, Sll S011 85. Lard, per 100 lbs S3 90.
Short ribs sides (loose), S3 096 05. Dry salted
shoulders (boxed). So 255 50. Short clear
sides (boxed), S3 253 S7K- Sugars Cut loaf
unchanged. Receipts Flour, 20.000 barrels;
wheat, 13,000 bushels: corn. 434.000 bushels;
oats 286,000 bushels: rye. 8,000 bushels: barley,
66,000 bushels. Shipments Flour, 9,000 barrels;
wheat. 120.000 bushels; corn. 502,00a bushels;
oats 222.000 bushels; rye. 15,000 bushels; barley,
On the Produce Exchange to-day the butter
market was weak but not quotably lower.
Eggs weak at 1010Kc
New York Flour dull, heavy, and In some
cases, 610c lower. Cornmeal steady. Wheat
Spot weak and Hc lower: options active,
heavy and JaSJJc lower. Barley quiet. Barley
malt dull. Corn Spot strong and Klc
hlger; options quiet and KJsC lower. Oats
Spot dull and Uc lower; options iia
lower, active and heavy. Hay firm and auiet;
shipping. 6570; good to choice, 8095c. Hops
steady and quiet. Coffee Options opened
inactive and unchanged, to 10 points up: closed
steady at 1015 points up; sales 15.750 bags in
cluding May 16.6016.65c; June. 16.75c: July,
16.8016.85c; August, 16.90817.00c: September.
17.05gl7.15c; November, 17.20c; December, 17.20
17.25c; January, 17.30c; February, 17.3517.40c;
spot Rio steady and quiet; fair cargoes IS&c
Sugar Raw steady and quiet: fair refining,
6 6-18c; centrifugals 96 test, TKc; refined qniet
and steady. Molasses Foreign strong; New
Orleans dull. Rice steady and quiet, domestic.
4K6Je: Japan, 45Vc. Cottonseed oil quiet;
crude 42c; yellow, 49919KC. Tallow quiet: city,
4 9-16c Rosin quietand steady; strained com
mon to good, SI 12K1 15. Turpentine steady
and quiet at 46c Eqirs firm and in fair de
mand; Western, 1213c: receipts, 10,567 pack
ages. Pork quiet and Arm; old mess, $12 50
12 75; new mess, S13 6013 75; extra prime,
S12 SO. Cutmeats quiet: pickled bellies, 6
7Kc; pickled hams, 1010c; pickled shoulders,
&Hc Lard stronger and quiet; western steam.
$7 25; sales, clv. 6 75, 750m tierces; ApriLSJ 23
asked: May, S7 23; June, $7 26; July 87 29; Au
gust, 57 32; September, S7 So. Butter in fair
demand and steady; Western dairy, 1220c;
do creamery, 1826c: Elglns, 2727c Cheese
quiet; Western, 8i10c.
St. Louis Flour dull and lower, in sym
pathy with a decline in wheat; XX S3 003 10;
family $3200330: choice, S3 453 65; fancy,
$4 054 IE; extra fancy, S4 254 35; patents,
tl 654 75. Wheat lower; magnificent crop re
ports from the winter wheat section and favor
able from spring wheat, with the improvement
noted through the rains caused such selling
that prices gave way still more; the close was
at declines of fie for May, 3c for June, ljjjc for
July and IKc for August and year as compared
with Thursday's close; No. 2 red, cash. 82Kc
asked: May closed at 62Vc: June. 79Vc bid;
July, 75Kc bid; August, 75c bid; year, 75c,
nominal. Corn. lower but firm: No. 2 mixed.
casb.SOKc; Miy closed at 30Kcbid; July, 82c;
September, 33c bid. Oats lower: No. 2 cash,
23c bid: May, 23Jc; June. 23Kc; July. 22K&
Rye No. 2, 42c bid. Flaxseed quotable at
SI 45. Provisions quiet.
CrNcmnATT Flour heavy. Wheat steady;
No. 2 red. 8687c; receipts 2,200: shipments,
2,800. Corn strong and scarce; No. 2 mixed,
3533c Oats barely steady: No. 2 mixed, 27c
Rye firm; No. 2, 6152c Provisions firmer.
Butter weaker. Sugar firm. .Eggs easier.
Milwaukee Floor unchanged. Wheat
weak; cash. 79ic: May, 80; July, 795c Corn
dull; No. 3, 33K34c. Oats easier; No. 2
white. 270a27Kc Rje dull; No. L 44c Bar
ley dull; No. '2, 58c Frqvisions Arm. Pork,
Sll 80. Lard, S3 85. Cheeso steady; Cheddars
Philadelphia Flour quiet Wheat dull,
but spot lpts sparingly offered and ruled
steady; prices of options nominally lc lower.
Corn Options quiet and HSHe lower; car lots
in good demand, and l4OlHa higher, Oats
Carlota dnlL and futures unsettled and UgJc
lower. Eggs dull; Pennsylvania firsts I2c
Baltimore Provisions dull and steady.
Butter steadv to firm; Western packed. 18022c;
best roll, 16018c; creamery, 242Sc Eecs easy
at llK812c Coffee quiet and steady; Rio. car-
same thing as returning into their midst, as IS
would disconcert their arrangements effectual-;
ly. The wisest course or hlmselfand the kind
en to them, would be for him to depart from
England for a twelvemonth or mor without
giving token that he still existed, and then oa
his return he would be able to form an ua
nreindlced onlnlon of hlsneohew.andactao-
cordingly. Ilhaf ound him what, according to i ,
Dale's acconnt. be nromised to become a ?
Eractlcal, hardworking, honorable manager
e would leave the conduct of tbe business ia
his bands only reclaiming that share which"
had been grasped by Mrs Sldebottom, which,
moreover, he would feel a perhaps malicious
pleasure in taking from ber.
He seated himself on one of the benches1
placed at intervals on the down for tbe con
venience of visitors, and looked, out at sea.
The sun shone, and the day, for a winter's day,
was warm. Very little air stirred, and Jere-.
miab thought that to rest hlnjself on the bench
could do no barm, so long as he did not remain
there till he felt chilled.
As he sat on tbe bench immersed in his trou
bled thoughts, a gentleman came up, bowed,
and tooK a place at his side.
"Beautiful weather! beautiful weather f said
the stranger, "and such weather. I am glad to
say, is general at Bridlington. Of the 365 days
in the year the average of days on which tho '
sunshines Is 273 decimal 4. When we get
an interruption of what we regard as bad
weather, ob! what murmurers, sad murmurers
we are against a beneficent Providence. Tbs
so-called bad weather dissipates the Insalubri
ous gases and brings in a fresh supply ot invig
orating ozone, life-sustaining oxygen, and tha
other force stimulating elements elements"
Jeremiah nodded. He was not well pleased
to be drawn into conversation at this moment,
when occupied with his own thoughts
" 'La sante avant tout,' say the French." con
tinued tbs gentleman, "with that terseness
which characterises the Gallic tongue tho
tongue, sir." When he repeated a word he)
ruffled and swelled and turned himself about
like a pluming turkey, and as though believing
he had said a good thing. "I agree with themi
I would subordinate every consideration to
health, every consideration, sir, except relig
ion, which towers sir. steeples and weather- l
cocks high above every other mundane con
sid er ation." As he pronounced each syl
lable apart, as though each was a pearl ha
dropped from his lips, h? turned himself about
scattering his precious particles till he faced '
Jeremiah. "You, yourself, sir, 1 perceive, arer
In search of that inestimable prize, health-
Hygiene, I mean."
Mr. Pennycomequlck was startled at thid
random shotland looked more closely at hisin
terlocutor. He saw a man of about his own -height,
with long hair, whiskers that wera
elaborately curled, and perhaps darkened with,
antimony; a handsome man, but with a mottled. '
face and a nose Inclined to redness. There was
a something Jeremiah could pot tell what, IS
was in his face that made him suspect he had
seen the man before; or, if be had not seen htm
before, had seen someone like him. He looked
again at his face, not steadily. lest he should
seem discourteous but hastily, and withal
searcbingiy. No, be had not seen him pre
viously, and yet there was certainly something,
in his face that was familiar.
"You are not, I presume, aware," continued
the gentleman, "tUat there is a very remarka
ble and unique feature of this bay which;
points it out specially as the sanatorium of tho
future. The iodine in the seaweed here tha
i-o-dlne, sir reaches a percentage unattained
elsewhere. It has been analyzed, and, whereas
alon? the seaside resorts on tbe English Chan-
nefit is two decimal four io five decimal ons
of potass there is a steady accession of iodina
In tbe seaweed, as you mount the east coast
tbe east coast, sir till it reaches its maximum
at tbe spot where we now are; where the pro4
portions are almost reversed, the iodine standi
lng at five, or, to be exact, four decimal eight,
and the potass at three decimal two. This is a
very interesting fact, sir, and as important ad
It is interesting. As it is in-ter-est-ing."
The gentleman worked his elbows as though
uncomfortable in his overcoat, that did not hs
"The iodine is suspended iu the atmosphere,
as also is the ozone; but it is concentrated ia
the alge. Conceive of the advantage to hu
manity, and contemplate the beneficence of
Providence, not only in gathering into one
focus the distributed iodine of theunirerse.bus
also in discovering this fact to me, and en
abling me and a few others to whom I confida
the secret, to realize out of the iodine, I will
not say a competence, but a colossal fortune.''
"And pray," said Jeremiab, with a tone of
sarcasm in his voice, "wliai is the good of
iodine when yooave itf"
"What is the good the good of Iodine?"
The gentleman turned around solidly and
looked at Mr. Pennycomequlck from head to
foot. "Do you mean to tell me, sir, that yon do
not know for what purpose an all-wise ProvW
dence has put fedine in the world? Whyitis
one ot the most potent, I may say it is the only
agent for tbe reduction of muscular, vascular,
osseous abnormal secretions" From the way
in which he employed such words as vascular,
osseous, abnormal and secretions it was ap
parent that they gave the speaker thorough,
enjoyment to use them. "For any and every
form of disorder of the cartilaginous system it
is sovereign, sov-er-eign."
"For the heart, also?' asked Jeremiah, be
coming interested in iodine.
"For all cardiac affections-supreme. It is!
known as yet to very few only to such as
know it through me that Bridlington is a spot
so abounding in iodine, so marked out by
nature as a resort for all those who suffer from,
glandular affections stiff joints rickets, car
dial infirmities and, according to a system I
am about to make public tubercular phthisis."
"He turned himself about and shook nis
moutb, a shaking comfits out of a bag, "tuber
cular pthis-elsr i
After a pause, in which ha smiled, well
pleased with himself, he said: "Perhaps yon
will condescend to take my card, and if I can
Induce you to take a share in Iodlnopolis" '
"Tbe great sanatorium of the future. A
company is being formed to buy up land, to.
erect ranges of beautiful marine villas to- rear
palatial hotels There is a low church here al
ready, and if we can persuade bis grace tha
Archbishop to help us to a high church also,
the place will be ready, the nest prepared for
the birds Then we propose to gie a bonus to
every physician who recommends a patient to
Bridlington, for the first three or four years,
till tbe tide of fashion has set in so strong thae
wn can dispense with bonuses the patients
themselves insisting on being sent here. What
saidLedru Rollin? '"I am the leader ot tho
Eeople, therefore I must follow them."' Ha
andedbls card to Mr. Pennycomequlck, whet
looked at it and saw :
"Mb. Beaplz Yeo,
Every now and then there C3ms in a strang
er's voice an intonation that seemed familiar to
Jeremiah; in itself nothing decided, but suffi
cient, like a scent, to recall something, yet noc
pronounced enough to enable blm to 'deter
mine what it was in the past that was recalled.
Again Jeremiah looked at tha gentleman, and
his attention was all at onco directed to nil
"How odd how strange!" he muttered.
"What, sir? what is strange?" asked tbe gen
tleman. "That such a splendid opportunity -of
making a fortune should lie at our feet lio
literally at our feet, without figure of speech.
for there it is in tbe sea-weed, here it is in tha
air we inhale, now humming in the grass of tha
down? Perhaps you may like," he fumbled ia
his great coat pocket.
"Excuse me," said Jeremiah; "but that over
coat bears tbe most extraordinary resemblance
to" but he checked himself.
"Made by my tailor in New Bond street,
said Mr. Yeo. "Here, sir, is the prospectus.
This is a speculation on which not only larga
capitalists may embark, but also the widow can
contribute her mite, and reap as tbeyhavo
sown, the capitalist receiving in proportion as
the widow, as the widow. 1 myself guarantee)
18 per cent. That 1 guarantee on my per
sonal security but I reckon that tbe return
will be at tbe rate of 24 decimal 3 the deci
mal is important, because the calculation baa
Mr. Pennycomequlck ran his eye over tha
list of managers
"You will see," said Mr. Yeo. "that ons
Chairman is the Earl of Schofleltl. His Lord
ship has taken np 120 shares of 10 each tha
first call is for S shillings per share.
"Earl Schofleld!" murmured Mr. Penny
comequlck. "Earl Schofield! Earl Schofleld!
1 do not know much of the peerage not in,
my line but the name is familiar to me. Earl
Schofleld! Excuse me, but there was a great
"Hah r interrupted Mr. Yeo and waved his
caner "there Is my secretary signaling to ma
from away yonder on the dunes Excuse me-
I must go to him." .
He rose and walked hastily away.
"How very odd," said Jeremiab, "I could
swear he was in my greatcoat." He watched
the man as he strode awav. "And that hat-.
surely I know that also."
(To be continued next Monday.)
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