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THE PITTSBTJKG DISPATCH, MONDAY, MAT 6, 1889.
Written for THE DISPATOH by
S. BARING GOULD,
Author of ,Mehalah,""Coubt EoyajV'" Johx Herring," "The Gayebocks,"Eto
STXOPSIS OF PRECEDING CHAPTERS.
Mn. Sldebottom and her son. Captain Penny
comequlck, are unable to live In the style they
wish on tbelr income of 400, and speculate on
the probable tortune they mar receive on the
death of Mrs. Sldebottom's half-brother. Jere
miah Peunvconiequlct. The latter Is In love -with
his niece, Salome -Cnswortb, who lives with him.
Jeremiah i'ennycomeqnlck, while waiting at
mldnlgnt, is overtaken by a flood lrom a bsrstcd
reservoir. He and another man, who it half
clad, seek rehire In a hut, and Jeremiah wraps
hit coat around hit companion. After the flood
subsides a body Is tound which is Identified br the
card case in the coat pocket as that of Jeremiah
l'ennvcomeqnlefc. Philip Pennj-comeaulck It
telegraphed for and arrives. A will Is found
jnakingSsloine Cusworth her uncle's heiress, put
the document has been Invalidated br tearing on
the signature. Sin. Sldebottom declares that she
will not respect the wishes of her dead half
brother, as expressed in his will. In the mean
time Jeremiah Pennycomeanlck, who wat not
drowned, has been picked up by a coal barce.
Salome thinks she tees the ghost or Jeremiah
I'ennycomeqnlck in the house. Philip I'enny
comeqnlck takes charge or hU uncle's mill and
insists that Salome and her mother shall remain
with him in his uncle's house. Jeremiah Penny
comequlck hears 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 hit health.
in. Sldebottom refuses to
carry out a olnt agreement made with Philip to
pay Salome 4S.0RO and thereby ofiends Philip,
who declares be will pay the whole amount him
self, even If it nuns the mill business. Salome is
again excited by seeing the figure of a man who
looks like the sunDosedlv dead Jeremiah Pennv
comequlck. ttalome tells Philip that she will not I
eaiy oesa ,
accept the money. The latter thinks his aunt bat
Influenced balome, and to checkmate Mrs. Side-
oouom ne proposes marriage to ssiome, wno ac
cepts him, thinking that be loves her. Jeremiah
I'ennycomeqnlck bears of the proposed marrlace
and is much dlsqnleted thereat, knowing that his
reappearance at his home would force Philip to
return to his drudgerr and penury as a lawyer's
clerk. Philip confides to his mother-in-law that
he hates harf Schofielrt. who Is responsible for his
father's ruin, at which Mrs. Cusworth becomes
confused and uneasy Jeremiah is approached by
Beaple Yeo, a fluent financier, who is about to
start a health resort. Jeremiah thinks he has seen
the gentleman, or his clothes, at least, somewhere
before. Philip and balome are married very
quietly and a happy year slips quickly by.
Within a twelvemonth of his marriage Philip
had been ciren one of the pnrest and best of
the joys that spring out of matrimony a child,
a boy called after his own name, Philip; and
the father loved his first-born, was proud of
him, and was fearful lest the child should be
'matched from him. As Polycrates was ren
dered uneasy because he was so powerful, rich
and happy, and cast his most precious jewel
into the sea as a gift to the fates, so was Philip
inwardly disturbed with a snspicion that the
gloomy, envious fates which had harassed him
so long were now only playing with him, and
would exact of him some hostage. What
would satisfy them? His commercial pros
perity? his child? his health? In vain did
Polycrates seek to propitiate the fates by
casting from blm his most precious ring. The
ring was returned to bim in the belly of a fish,
and ki ngdom and life were exacted of him.
"I never did understand what became of part
of your mother's little property," said Philip,
one evening when alone with Salome; "and I
think it odd that your mother should be re
served about it to me."
"Oh. Philip ! It does not matter. After all,
it is only 250, and the loss is mamma's, not
"It does matter, Salome. Two hundred
and fifty pounds cannot have made themselves
wings and flown away without leaving their
address. Bo Peep's sheep left their talis be
hind them. This money ought to be accounted
for. One thing I do know the name of the
person to whom it passed."
"Who was that?"
"One Beaple Yeo. Hare you any knowledge
of the man? Who is he? What had your
mother to do with him ?"
"I never heard his name before."
'-The money was drawn and paid to Beaple
Yeo directly after the death of Uncle Jere
miah. I made inquiries at the ba. "t and ascer
tained this. Who Beaple Yeo is your mother
will not say, nor why she paid this large sum J
A SIJKVEY OF -TRADE.
Leading Features of Our Home Mar
kets for the Week Past.
GOOD f HIDE IN BUTTER AND EGGS.
Cereals Improve Not Flour and Hay Drift
HIDES AKD PE0YISI0SS STBOSGEE
Office of Pittsbuiig Dispatch,
Batubday, May 4, 18S9.
The week's trade in produce lines was
scarcely up to last week in volume. The
intervention of a holiday and chilly weather
gave a slight check to trade. Hens appear
to be taking a rest fiom their long activity,
and eggs of an entirely reliable character are
not in supply sufficient for demand.
Creamery bnttcr had a drop of 2c at Elgin
Monday. Conntrj butter is comingin so freely
that all signs point to a drug before another
week has come and gone. .Peddlers report an
abundance through Pittsburg's bailiwick of
the very best Grocers should now be able to
retail a fair article at 20c It is certain that
many of the fanners' wires through this sec
tion are selling butter under 14c per pound. A
leading jobber of bntter and cheese reports
Friday as one of his best days this season.
His sales reached 126 packages of butter and
2SS boxes of cheese on that day. The same
dealer said: "Our trade was larger for April
than it was last April. Sales were $4,000 more
according to our books. This means more
than these figures show on their face, for
prices hare been so low that we must have
bandied 25 per cent more stuff than we did in
April of last year."
Apples and tropical fruits have been active,
but old vegetables go as slow as erer. Pota
toes can be bought within thirty miles of Pitts
burg for 10 to 15c a bushel, which a year ago
would have sold readily for $L
The worry of farmers over low prices of their
' last season's products will soon be at an end.
lu anothcrweek or two new stuff will have the
As the season advances the consumptive de-'inand-
f or hogs increases, and provisions are
moving out more freely. Hams especially are
in better demand than they were a week ago.
At the beginning of the week lard gare signs
of weakness, and was a shade off in price. The
lost ground has been more than recovered, and
markets at the close of the week.areashaue
firmer all along the line.
A ueros, nowerer, large room for further
Improvement before pork packers can receive
a fair reward for the capital and labor Invested
in their industry.
There is but one sentiment among operators
in grain, flour and hay, and that is that trade is
wretchedly dull. With the exception of corn,
markets hare shown (drooping tendencies all
the week. This, in the face of light receipts,
the lightest for some months past Hay is par
ticularly weak. Four is 25c off from prices of
last week, and the end is not yet From all
points of the compass, and from orer the sea,
comes the report of dull and stagnant flour
markets. The feature which has spoiled the
shrewdest calculations if speculators in bread
stuff has been the light export demand. Stocks
of flour in the bands of our dealers here are
reported unusually light
The steady downward drift the past few weeks
causes dealers to pursue the hand to mouth
policy. This course is likely to be followed un
til bed rock is reached.
The cloud that came orer the tannery indus
try a few weeks ago by reason of the Boston
failures has not yet lifted. Confidence was so
shaken that it will be slow in returning. Our
home tanners are strong enough to stand many
such storms. Stocks are moring out fairly
well- .Light bides suffer most from depressed
markets. As our home consumption demands
heavy weights ibis grade has suffered little.
Vhaterer Boston's troubles may be, In bide
and leather lines, tnis city is solid.
Following are prices for hides and calf skins
as furnished by James Callery&Co.
Ko. 1 green salted steers, 0015s and orer.
lo. 1 green silted cows, all weights....?.
"o. 1 preen salted hides, 40 to 60 As..;,..
No. 1 green salted bides, IS to 40 Ids
Jio. 1 srreen salted hulls
210.1 green salted calfskins.
6 C J
s . - . !,".,' . . M - i-v - .,?, , 1.
of money to him. I would not complain of this
reticence unless she had called me in to exam
ine her affairs."
"No, Philip, it was I who asked you to be so
kind as to do for her the same as Uncle Jere
miah." "She Is perfectly welcome to do what she
likes with her money; but if she complains of
a loss, and then seeks an investigation into her
loss, and all the time throws impediments In
the way of inquiry I say that ber conduct is
not right. It is like a client calling in a solici
tor and then refusing to state his case."
"I 'was to blame," said Salome, meekly.
"Mamma has her little store the savings she
has put by and a small sum left by my father,
and I ought not to have interfered. She did
not ask me to do so, and it was meddlesome of
me to intervene unsolicited; but I did so with
the best intentions. She had told me that she
suffered from a loss which crippled her, and I
assumed that her money matters had become
confused, because no longer supervised. I
ought to have asked her permission before
speaking to you."
"When I made the offer, she might have re
fused. I would not have been offended. What
Ido object to is the blowing of hot and cold
with one breath."
"I dare say she thought it very kind of you to
propose to take the management; and there
jnay have been a misunderstanding. She wished
you to manage for the future and not inquire
into the past."
"Then she should have said so. She com
plained of a loss and became reticent and evas
ive when pressed as to the particulars of the al
"I think the matter may be dropped," said
"By all means only, understand lam dissat
isfied." "Hush!" exclaimed Salome. "I hear baby
Then she rose to leave the room.
"Now look here," said Philip, "would it be
fair to the doctor whom ypu call in about baby
to withhold from him the particulars of the ail
ments you expect him to cure?"
"Never mind that now," said Salome, and
she kissed her husband to silence him. "Baby
is awake and is crying for me."
This brief conversation will serve to let the
reader see an unlovable featnre in Philip's
character. He possessed a peculiarity not
common in men, that of harboring a grievance
and recurring to It. Men usually dismiss a
matter that has annoyed them, and are unwill
ing to revert to it. It is otherwise with women,
due to the sedentary life they lead at their
needlework. While.thelr fingers are engaged
with thread or knitting pins their minds turn
over and over again little vexations and roll
them like snowballs into great grievances.
Probably the solitary life Philip had led had
brought about that he had the same feminine
faculty of harboring and enlarging his griev
ances. The front, Joor bell tingled. Salome did not
leave the room to go after baby till she heard
who had come. The door was thrown open
upon them, and Mrs. Sldebottom burst in.
Thisgoodlady had thought proper to swallow
her indignation at the marriage of Philip, be
cause it was against her interest to be on bad
terms with her nephew, and after the first
ebullitiocof bad temper she changed her be
havior toward Philip and Salome and became
gracious. They accepted her overtures with
civility, but without cordiality, and a decent
appearance of friendship was maintained. She
pressed Salome to visit her at York, with full
knowledge that the invitation would be de
clined. Occasionally she came from York to
see how the mill was working and what bnsi
ness was being transacted.
As she burst in on Philip and his wife, both
noticed that she was greatly distressed; her
usual assurance was gone. She was distressed
and downcast Almost -without a word of
No. 1 green salted real kips . S o
No. 1 green salted runner kips. 4 c
No. 1 green steers, 60 Cts and over 7 c
No. 1 green cows, all weights s c
No. 1 green bulls 4)jc
No. 1 green hides, 40 to 60 lbs , s' c
No. 1 green hides, 25 to 40 lhs s c
No. 1 green calfskins EWc
No. I green real kips 4 c
No. 1 green runner kips s 0
Sbeepsklns.v 10 to 100
1 allow, prime 4to4Xc
Deduction for No. S stock, IKe per lb on steers
and light nldes, c on bulls and 2t on calfskins.
STILL IN THE SWIM.
Business Hereabout Holds Its Own. and
Considerably More Large Gains
Orer Last Year Saturday's
Closing Quotations, Etc
Business last week was so good, notwith
standing the protracted holiday at the Ex
change, that even the chronic growlers had
nothing to say except in commendation.
Stocks at times showed a retiring disposi
tion, but they firmed up and closed at about
the best prices. Sales for the five days fell
but little short of 9,000 shares, of which
Philadelphia and Wheeling Gas and La
Koria contributed about one-half. Petro
leum suffered a relapse and finished weak.
Lima oil is what ailed it Tron failed to
respond fully to the hopes of the makers,
but there was more inquiry and a better
feeling. Heal estate was strong and active,
with a growing .demand for suburban lots.
There were 220 transfers, involving nearly
$1,000,000. Jobbers report a good country de
mand and a fair movement of the staples in
that direction. Collections were easier.
The building industry holds its own and a
little more. Forty-four permits were issued
last week, the total cost of the houses being
estimated at 8148,700. The two largest were by
Brown, Verner & Co one for 13 three-story
brick dwellings in the Nineteenth ward and the
other for eight dwellings of the same material
and size in the Twentieth ward. About 200
permits were taken out last month. Pittsburg
That some of the banks are closely loaned up
does not by any means imply that money is be
coming scarce. It is still loaning as low as 1
2 per cent in New York and 66 here, with
much more offered than taken. Everything
points to an abundant supply at low rates ail
The f onowlnc table snows the nrlces of active
stocks on tbe New York Stock Exchange.
Corrected daily for The Dispatch by Whit
ney k Stephenson, members of lew York
btock .Exchange, 67 Fourth avenue:
Ins". Am. Gotten Oil SiM
Atcn.. Top. ft s. F.... 43h
Canadian racinc SO
Canada son them. S3K
Central of New Jersey. 9S
Chesapeake ft Ohio.... I7K
C. Bur. ft Qnlncy. .... 99
C Mil. ft St. Faul.... 86H
C, Slll.ftbt. P.. or.-..106M
C, JlocLLftP. SbH
(X, St. L. ft Pitts
C, St. L. ft Pitts. p. 39X
C. St. P.. M. ft O U)i
C, St. F..M. ft O.. pf. ....
C ft Northwestern. ...107K
C-ftNortUwestern, pt ....
. m La L.a ........... ....
Col. Coal ft iron S3
Col. ft Hocking Val .. 19!
DeL. L. AW..... USH
Del. ft Hudson.
Denver ft KloCJ
Denver ft Bio U pf... 47
K. T Vs, ftOa tii
E.T..Va, ftOa.. IstprTO
K. T Va. AGs. 2d pr. ....
Lake Krie ft Western.. JSH
Lake Erie ft West. pr.. 69
Lake Shore ft M. 8.....103H
Louisville ft Nashville. 6T,i
Mlcnlgan Central 7
Mobile ft Ohio
Mo., K.. 4 Texas
Missouri Pacific K7i
ew York Central... ..107K
N. Y L. E.ft W 29
H. ., C. ftStL 171.
N.r., C ft St. L. pf.
N.Y.. C.-ftBt.L.2d nf ....
N. Y A 14. .E 4J
. Y O. ft W VH
Norfolk A Westers
Norfoikft Western, pf
Northern Fact He XSK
Nortncm Faclfic pref. era
Oregon Improvement. 52V
Ureaon Transcon Z3
Pacific Mali .Xi
recognition cast to Salome.she poshed past her
at the door, entered the room, ran to her
nephew and exclaimed, "Oh, Philip You
alone can help me. Have you heard? You do
not know what has happened? I am sure you
do not, or you would have come to York to my
"What is the matter? Take a chair, Aunt
"What is the matterl Oh, my dear! I can
not sit, I am in such a nervous condition. It is
positively awful. And poor Iamb a director.
I am afraid it will damage his prospects."
"But what has happened?"
"Oh everything. Nothing so awful since
the fire of London ana the earthquake of Lis
bon. And Smithies recommended it1'
"What Smithies, whom you sent hero to In
vestigate the books?" asked Philip, dryly.
"Oh, my dear! it is always best to do busi
ness in a business way. Of course, I don't dis
trust you, but I am sure it gratifies you that I
should send my agent to run through the
"Well, and what has your agent, Smithies,
"Oh, Smithies has done nothing himself.
Smithies is as much concerned as myself. But
he is to blame for advising me to sell my bonds
in Indian railways and pat the money into
iodine or decimals, or something of that sort,
and persuading Lamb to become a director of
"Obi don't you know? The Iodinopolis
Limited Liability Company. It promised to
be a most successful speculation. It bad an
Earl at the head. The company proposed to
open quarries for stone, others for 'lime, erect
houses, hotels and churches, high and low,
make a great harbor, and Beaple Yeo
"Beaple Yeo. the ehief promoter and secre
tary, and treasurer pro tern. The speculation
was certain to bring in25 per oent and he gave
his personal security for 17."
"And have you much capital in this con
cern?" "Well yes. The decimals grow thicker on
this part of the coast than anywhere else in the
world, and. the decimals have an extraordinary
healing effect in disease. They are cast up on
the shore, and exhale a peculiar odor which is
very stimulating. I have smelt the decimals
myself no, what am I saying, it is iodine, not
decimals, but, en my soul, I don't know exact
ly what the decimals are, but this I can tell
you, they have run away with some good
money of mine."
"I do not understand yet."
"How dense you are, Philip. For the sake of
the iodine, we were going to build a city at or
near Bridlington, to which all the sick people
in Europe who could afford it would troop.
There was to be a crescent called after Lamb."
"Well, has the land been bought on which to
build and open the quarries?"
"No, that is the misfortune. Mr. Yeo has
been unable to induce the landowners to sell,
and so he has absconded with the money sub
scribed." "And is there no property on which to fall
"Not an acre. What is to be dono?"
Philip smiled. Now he understood whatMrs.
Cusworth 'had done with her 250. She also
had been induced to invest in iodine or deci
mals. "'What is to be doner" repeated Philip.
"Bear your loss."
THE SPARE BOOM.
Philip insisted on Mrs. Sldebottom seating
herself and giving him as connected and plain
an account of the loss she had met with, as it
was in her power to give. But to give a con
nected and plain account of anything affecting
the interests deeply is not more easy far some
persons than it is for a tipsy man to walk
straight They gesticulate in their narration,
lurch -and turn about in a whimsical manner.
But Philip had been in a solicitor's office and
knew how to deal with narrators of their
troubles. Whenever Mrs. Sldebottom swayed
-from the direct path he pulled her back into it;
when she attempted to turn ronnd, or retrace
her steps, he took her by the shoulder meta
phorically, of course and set her face in the
direction he intended her to go. Mr. Smithies
was a man in whom Mrs. Sldebottom professed
confidence, and whom she employed profes
sionally to watch and worry her nephew; to ex
amine the accounts of the business, so as to
Peo. Deo. & Kvans
Fhlladel. & Heading.. X
i'ullmsn Palace Car.. .191)4
Richmond & W. F. T Tiii
Richmond A W.F.T.pr SO
tit. Faul ft Duluth pf.
St F.. Minn. 4Man...l01J
St. L. ASan Fran 23't
St. L. ft San Fran pf.. 61)4. .
St. L. ft San F.lst pf.
Texas Faclfic n
Union l'acinc 61
Wahssh preferred 2SH
Western Union 86H
Wheeling ft L. E et
National Lead Trust. 21 M
XJ.S.4)fs, reg VXHtoVflH
V. 8. 4HS. coups IOS ai03
u.s. 4s. reg laxaiag
U. S. 4s, coups 129X31293
Currency, 6 per cent. 1833 reg 121
Currency, 8 per cent 1895 reg. 124 127
Currency, (percent, 1897 reg 127
Currency, 6 per cent, IMS reg 129K
Currency, 6 per cent, 1899 reg 132
Government and State bonds were firm and
Closing Quotations of Fhlladelnhla stocks, fnr-
nlshed by Whitney ft Stephenson, brokers. No. 57
juemoevs -lew xorc BIOCKJSX-
Pennsylvania Kallroad MM
Reading Railroad 22 9-1S
HuSalo, Pittsburg and Western 11K
Lehigh Valler S3H
Lehigh Navigation nu
Philadelphia and Erie SOtf
Allegheny Valley bonds IIS
U.Oo.,s New Jersey 2S7
Northern Faclflc V
Northern Faclfic preferred Of
Atcn. ft Top. K. B... 43K
Boston ft Albany.. .215
Boston ft Maine. ....181
N. Y.ftNewEng 7s.l26Jf
Old Colony. 172
Wis. Central pt... 40
Calumet ft Heda....204
C B. ftU. BSH
Clnn. San. ft Clere. S6
Eastern R.K 81
eastern a. a. os aa
Flint ft fere 11 28
Flint Fere M. nfd. 96
K.CSt. J.ft O.B. 7S.121H
Mexican tn. com., is
N. Y. ftNewnx... 44
New York. Mar i. Mining quotations
closed: Amador. 100: Belcher, 430: Bodle, 165;
Caledonia B. H., S10; Chollar. 260; Consolidated
California and Virginia, 400; Deadwooa T.,
100; Eureka, Consolidated, 200: El Cristo, 540;
Hale and N., 450; Horn Silver, 110: Mutual, 145;
Mono, 150, Opher, 490; SaTage. 370; Sierra, Ne
vada, S30; Standard, 115; Small Hopes, 110;
Union Consolidated, 110; Yellow Jacket, S95;
THE OHIO OIL FIELD.
Thousands of Acres Added to tho Producing
SPECIAL TZLSGItAM TO THE DISFATCB.l
Futdlay, C May 6. The field report of the
Buckeye Pipe Line Company for April is:
Wells completed Lima district, 10; Flndlay, 4;
North Baltimore, 46; St. Mary's. 0; GIbsonburg, 0.
Total. 60 wells.
Drilling Lima, 16: Flndlay, 4: North Baltimore,
33; St. Mary's. 0; GIbsonburg, 0. Total. 8J.
Klgs up Lima, 12: Flndlay, S: North Baltimore,
30: St. Mary's, 0: GIbsonburg, 1. Total, 4S.
Wells abandoned Lima, 11; Flndlay. 0: North
Baltimore, 0; bt. Mary's, 11; GIbsonburg, 0. To
Staler & McDonald's Finuerty No. 1 was
finished yesterday and is doing 200 barrels after
being shnt. This well is on the frontier south
west of derelopments, and adds many thou
sands of acres to the territory in that direction.
Sntnrdny's Oil Range.
. 1,556, 0CO
Beflned. New York, 6.85.
Kenned. London. 5M. ,
Kefined, Antwerp. 1.
New York closed 81.
. Oil Cltr closed 84.
Bradford closed 84.
i Wool Mnrketa.
St. -JjOUIS Receipts to-day, 21,059 pounds.
Arrivals increased materially dunng the week,
but the larger portion still consists of burrv
and Inferior stocks. Prices remain unchanged
Toledo Clorerseed dull and higher; cash,
H1& KeeeJpWjBcme; shipment, none.
insure her getting from it her share to the
Introduced by Mr. Bmlthies, Mr. Beaple Yeo
had found access to her house, and had gained
her ear. He was' a plausible man, with that
self-confidence which imposes, and with whis
kers elaborately rolled themselves tokens and
guarantees of respectability. He pretended to
be highly connected and to have intimate re
lations with the nobility. When he propounded
his scheme and sbowedhow money was to be
made, when, moreover, he assured her that by
taking part in the peculation of Iodinopolis
she would be associated with the best of aris
tocracy, then she entered eagerly, voraciously,
into the scheme. Bhe not only took upas
many shares as she was able, but also insisted
on the Captain becoming a direct. "I have,"
Mr. Beaple Yeo had told her, "a score of spe
cial correspondents retained, ready, when I
give the signal, to write up Iodinopolis in all
the leading papers In town and throughout the
north of England. I have arranged for illus
trations in the pictorial periodicals, and for,
highly colored and artistic representations to
be hung in the railway waiting rooms. Success
must crown our undertaking."
When Philip heard the whole story he was
surprised that so promising a swindle should
have collapsed so suddenly. He expressed this
opinion to his aunt
"Well," said Mrs. Sldebottom, "you see the
managers could get hold of no land. If they
could have done that everything would have
gone well. They intended to build a great har
bor and import their own timber, to open their
own quarries for building-stone, and burn their
own lime and have their own tile yards, so that
they would have cut off all the profits of tim
ber merchants, quarry owners, lime burners,
tile makers, and gathered them into the pocket
of the company."
"And they have secured no land?"
"Not an acre, Mr. Beaple Yeo did his best,
but when he found he could get no land, then
he ran away with the money that had been
paid up for shares."
"And what steps have been taken to arrest
"I don't know. I have left that with Smith
'And how many persons have been de
frauded?" "I don't know. Perhaps Smithies does."
"This is what I will do for you," said Philip.
"Your loss 'is a serious one, and no time must
be let slip withoutan attempt to stop the rascal
with his loot I will go at once to York, see
Smithies, who, I suspect, has had his finger in
the pie and taken some of the plums to him
self, and then on to Bfldllngton and see what
can be done there. The police must be put on
"In the meanwhile, if you and Salome have
no objection, I will remain here," said Mrs.
Sldebottom. "I am terribly cut up, and ren
dered ill. My heart, you know; is subject to
palpitations. W hen you return I shall see yon
directly, and learn the result"
"Very well," said Philip, "stay here. The
spare room is vacant, and at your service."
Then be went off, packed his portmanteau,
and left the house. He was vexed with his
aunt for her folly, but he could not deny her his
Mrs. Sldebottom shook her head when her
nephew mentioned tho spare bedroom, but said
nothing about it till he had left the house.
Then she expressed her views to Salome. "No,
thank you," she said; "no, indeed indeed not
I could not be induced to sleep in that cham
ber. No, not a hot bottle and a fire combined
could drive the chill out of it Remember
what associations 1 have connected with it It
was In that apartment that poor Jeremiah was
laid after he had been recovered from the bot
tom of the canal. 1 could not sleep there. I
could not sleep there, no not if it were to in
sure me the recovery of all I have sunk on Io
dinopolis and its decimals. I am a woman of
finely-strung nature, with a perhaps pcrf ervid
Imagination. Get me ready Philip's old room;
I was in that once before, and it is very cozy
inside the study. No one occupies it now?"
"No, no one."
"I shall be comfortable there. But as for
that other bed remembering what I do"
Salome admitted that her objection was jus
tifiable, if not reasonable, and gave orders that
the room should be prepared according to the
wishes of Mrs. Bidebottom.
"A preciously dull time I shall have here."
said this lady, when alone in the room. "I
Choice Eggs Scarce and HigherBut
ter Plenty and Lower.
ORANGES ADVANCING IN QUALITY.
Light Cereal Ecceipts Fail to Givo Strength
K0 1 OATS AEE A HTTH THIS SEASON
Office of Pittsburg Dispatch, l
Saturday, May 4, 1889. J
County Produce Jobbing Prices.
Eggs are scarce and firm at an advance for
choice stock. Bntter is drifting downward
but demand is good. The apple crop Is being
worked oft as speedily as possible, and the end
Is not far away. Old potatoes will hold on un
til Juno, but' no signs of activity appear in
markets. Oranges improve in quality and
price as the season advances.
Tbe week's trade in tropical fruits has de
clined from last week, a fact attributed by
dealers to the cbillr. wet weather. Strawber
ries from Florida are plenty and cheap. Trade'
was active In produce lines on Friday, nut is
slow to-day. Taking the week through, there
are few signs of Improvement. A legal holiday
and bad weather hare combined to lessen the
volume of trade.
Butter Creamery, Elgin, 2526c; Ohio do,
2325c; fresh dairy packed, 18019c; country
rolls, 1720c; Chartiera Creamery Co.. 2829c
Bjjans-1 751 oa
Beeswax 2830c 1 ft for choice; low grade,
Cider Sand refined, tS 607 Kb common,
$3 6004 00; crab cider, J8 0008 50 barrel;
cider vinegar. 1012c 9) gallon.
Cheese New Ohio cheese. 8K10c: Ohio
cheese, fall make, 1212c; New York, fall.
maKe, iziaizc; .uimDurger, vgjioc; domestic
Sweltzer cheese, 9J12)c
Dried Peas-j1 25i 35 $ bushel; split do,
&c ? .
Eggs-12K18o f? dozen for strictly fresh:
goose eggs. Sue f) dozen; duck eggs, 15c $
Fruits Apples, $2 002 60 $ barrel; erap
orated raspberries, 25c ) ft; cranberries, (45
f) barrel, 50cJl 00 ?1 bushel; strawberries, 10
15c a quart.
Feathers Extra lire geese, 5060c; No. 1
do. 4045c; mixed lots, S035c f) ft.
Honey New crop, 1617c; buckwheat, 13
Hominy 52 65Q2 75 1 barrel.
Potatoes 3035c V bushel; S3 754 00 for
Jersey sweets; seed sweets, $2 S0Q76.
Poultry Lire chickens, 7580o per pair;
undrawn chickens, 1012c $ ft; drawn, 14
15c ft: turkeys. 1820c dressed M ft; ducks,
lire, 6070r-fl pair; dressed, 1314o fl ft; geese,
lire. SI 0001 25 f? pair, v 1 t
Seeds Clover, choice. 62 fts tn htichni sa m
V bnshel: clover, large Enellsh. 62 fts. SB 00:
Uover, Allske, S8 60; clover, white, tO 00; tim
othy, choice, 45 fts, fl 65; bine grass, extra
clean, 14 fts, 90c; bine grass, fancy, 14 fts, SI 00;
orchard grass, 14 fts. Si 65; red top, 14 fts, SI 25;
millet, 50 fts, SI 00; German millet, 60 fts,
51 60; Hungarian grass. 60 fts. SI 00; lawn
grass mixture of fine grasses, 2 60 W bushel of
Tallow Country, 45c; city rendered,
Tropical Truits Lemons, fancy, $3 60
4 50 p box; Messina oranges. Si 6005 00 B
box; Valencia oranges, fancy, f6 608 60 fl
case: bananas, S2 50, firsts; SI 60, good seconds,
ft bunch: cocnanuts, S4 0004 50 W hundred;
new figs, 810o ?) pound; dates, 606o fl
Vegetables Radishes, .30c fl dozen, mar
rowfat peas, S3 00 ? crate: new cabbage, S3 25
02 60 crate; onions, SI 00S1 25 W barrel:
onion sets, fancy Erlos. S2 5003 00; Jerseys,
52 0002 50. turnips,' 40060c ? barrel.
Green Coffee Fancy Rio, 22023c; choice
Bio, 20021c: prime Rio, 20c; fair Rio, 18K019c;
old Government Java, 27c; Maracaibo, 2223c;
Mocha, 80K31Kc: Santos, 1922Uc: Caracas
coffee, 2W022c; peaberry, Rio, 21023c; La
Roasted (in papers) Standard brands. 24c;
high grades, 26028c; old Government Java,
bulk, 32K033J4c; Maracaibo,27K28Kci Santos,
2224c; peaberry, 27e; peaberry Santos, 22024c;
choice Rio, 25Kc: prime Rio, 23c; good Rio,
22Kc; ordinary, 21Kc. s "
Spices (wholej-Saores, 21825c; allspice, 9c;
cassia. 89c: pepper, 18n nutmeg, 7080c
Petrolbuh (Jobbers' prices)-U0 test, 7cf
fthfl lft Klff." hQf11.1.4- IRAQ Vl.. A.,..
white, 10c; globe, 12c; elaine, 15q carnadtee, I
7av, sujaittiv. Amu.
know no one in Mergatroyd, and I shall find no
entertainment in the Society of that old faded
doll, Mrs. Cusworth, or in that of Salome, who,
naturally, is wrapped up in her baby, and ca
pable of talking of, nothing else. 1 wonder
whether there are any novels In the house?"
She went in search of Salome, and asked for
some light reading. ,
"Oh, we have heaps of novels." answered Ba
lome. "Janet has left them; she was always a
novel reader. I will bring you a basketful. But
what do you say to a stroll? I must go out for
an hoar; the doctor has insisted on my taking
a constitutional 6very flay."
"No, thank you," said Mrs. Sldebottom. "The
wind Is blowing, and your roads are stoned
with glass clinkers ground into a horrible dust
of glass needles that stab the eyes. I remem
ber it. Besides, I am tired with my Journey
from York. I will sit in the armchair and read
a novel, and perhaps doze.'
A fire was burning in the bedroom, another
la the study. The former did not burn freely
at first j puffs of wind occasionally sent whiffs
of smoke ont of the grate into the study. Mrs.
Sldebottom moved from one room to the other,
grumbling. One room was cold and the other
smoky. Finally she elected to sit in the study.
By opening the door on to the landing slightly, a
draught was established which prevented tne
smoke from entering tho room.
She threw herself into a roCking-chair, such
as is found in every Yorkshire house from that
of the manufacturer to that of the mechanic
"Bahl" groaned Mrs. Sldebottom, "most of
these books are about people that cannot in
terest me; low-class creatures such as one en
counters daily in the street, and stand aside
from. I don't want them In the boudoir. OhI
here Is one to my taste a military novel, by a
lady, about officers, parades and accoutre
ments." Bo she read languidly, shut her eyes, woke,
read a little more, and shut her eyes again.
"I hear the front door bell," she said. "No
one to see me, so I need not say, '"Not at
Presently she heard voices in the room be
neath her the room given up to Mrs. Cusworth
one voice, distinctly that of a man.
The circumstance did not interest her, and
she read on. She began to take some pleasure
in the story. She had come on an account of a
mess, and the colonel, some captains and lieu
tenants were introduced. The messroom con
versation was given in full, according to what a
woman novelist supposes it to be. Infinitely
comical to the male reader are such revela
tions. The female novelist has a system on
which she constructs her dialogue. She takes
the tale of young girls in their coteries, and
proceeds to transpose their thin, insipid
twaddle Into what she believes to be virile,
pungent English, which is much like attempt
ing to convert milk and water into rum punch.
To effect this, to the stock are added a few
oaths, a pinch of profanity, a spice of indecency,
and then woman is grated over the whole, till
it smacks of nothing else.
Out of kindness to fair authoresses, we will
give them the staple topics that in real life go
to make up after-dinner talk, whether In the
messroom, or at the bencher's table, or round
the 'squiro's mahogany. And they shall be
given in the order in which they stand in the
Where in all this Is Woman? Echo answers
Where? Conceivably, when every other topio
fails, she may be introduced, just in the same
way as when all game is done, even rabbits, a
trap and clay pigeons are brought out to be
knocked over, so, possibly, a fine girl may be
introduced into the conversation, sprung out
of a trap but only as a last resource, as a clay
Tho house door opened once more, this time
without the bell belng'sounded opened by a
latch-key and immediately Mrs. Bidebottom
heard Salome's step in the hall. Salome did not
go directly upstairs to remove her bonnet and
kiss baby, but entered her mother's room.
Thereat a silence fell on the voices below a
silence that lasted a full minute,and then was
broken by the plaintive pipe of the widow lady.
She must have a long story to tell, thought
Mrs. Sldebottom, who now put down her book,
because she had arrived at three pages of de
Syrups Corn syrups, 2629c; ehoice sugar
syrup, 33038c": prime sugar syrup, 80033c: strict
ly prime. 3335i:; new maple syrup, 90c
N. O. Molasses Fancy, 48c; choice, 46c; me
dium, 43c; mixed. 40042c
Soda Bi-carb in kegs. 34c; bi-carb In s,
5c; bl-carb, assorted packages, 66c; sal
soda in kegs, 13c; do granulated, 2c
Candles Star, fnll weight, 9c; stearine, per
set, 6c; paraffine, 11012c
Bice Head, Carolina, 77Kc; choice, 6
7c; prime, 56Vc; Louisiana. o6Kc
Staroh Fearl, 3c; cornstarch, 6J7c; gloss
Foreign Fruits Layer raisins, 52 65; Lon
don layers, S3 10; California London layers,
S2 50; Muscatels, 52 25; California Muscatels,
SI 85; Valencia, new, 67c; Ondara Valencia,
0; sultana, 6c; currants, new, 4K5c;
'urkev nrnnes. new. Odac: French nruncs.
BSjisc; saionica prunes, in z-n pacxages, ec:
cocoannts, per 100, $8 00; almonds, Lan., per ft,
20c; do Irica, 19c; do shelled, 40c; walnuts, nap.,
12K015c; Sicily Alberts, 12c: Smyrna figs, 12J
loc; new dates, 5X060; Brazil nuts, 10c;
pecans, H15c: citron, per ft, 21022c; lemon
peel, per ft, 1314c; orange peel, 12kc
Dried Fruits Apples, sliced, per ft, 6c;
apples, evaporated, 6W06Xc: apricots, Califor
nia, evaporated, 16018c; peaches, evaporated,
pared, 22023c: peaches, California, evaporated,
unpared, 1012c; cherries, pitted, 2122c;
cherries, unpitted, 66c; raspberries, evapor
ated. :24024Kc; blackberries, 708c; huckle
Sugars Cubes, 9J$09Kc; powdered, 90
9c; granulated,9c; confectioners' A. 808lc;
standard A. 8c; soft whites, 8K!c; yellow,
choice. 70c: yellowjrood,74i7Mo; yellow,
fair. 7WTc: rellow. dark. VXc
n. .. f. . :' -1. .. - .
Pickles Medium, bbls, (1,200), SI 60; medi
ums, half bbls. (600), 22 75.
Salt-No. 1$ bbl, 95c; No. 1 ex. M bbl, $1 05;
dairy, f) bbl, SI 20; coarse crystal, $ bbl, SI 20;
Hmgin'S Eureka, 4 bu sacks. S2 60; Higgin's
Eureka. 13-14 ft pockets, S3 00.
Canned Goods Standard peaches SI 300
1 90; 2ds, SI 3001 35; extra peaches. $1 6001 90:
pie peaches. 9uc; finest corn, $101 60: Hfd.
Co. corn, 70090c; red cherries, 9OC0S1 00; Lima
beans, SI 10; soaked do, 85c; string do do, 750
85c; marrowfat peas. SI 1001 15: soaked peas,
70075c; pineapples, SI 4001 60: Bahama do,
S2 75; damson plums, 95c; greengages. SI 25;
egg plums, S2 00; California pears, $2 60; do
greengages, 52 00; do egg plums, S2 00; extra
white cherries. S2 90; red cherries, 2 fts, 90c;
raspberries, SI 4001 60; strawberries, SI 10;
gooseberries, SI 2001 30; tomatoes, 82K092c;
salmon, 1-ft, 51 7502 10; blackberries, 80c; suc
cotash, 2-fi cans, soaked, 99c: do green, 2 fts,
81 2501 60: corn beef, 2-ft cans, SI 75; 14-ft cans,
S13 60: baked beans, SI 4001 45; lobster, lft.
51 7501 80; mackerel, 1-ft cans, broiled, SI 50;
sardines, domestic, Xs- 34150160; sardines,
domestic, Ks. 58 2508 60; sardines. Imported,
Vjfi, Sll 50012 60; sardines. Imported, K3.
SIS 00: sardines, mustard, SI 00; sardines,
spiced, $4 25.
Fish Extra No. 1 bloater mackerel, 533 1
bbl.; exta No. 1 do, mess, S40; extra No. 1
mackerel, shore, S32; extra No. 1 do, messed,
S36; No. 2 shore mackerel, 124. Codfish Whole
pollock, 4Xc J3 ft-: do medium, George's cod,
6c; do large, 7c; boneless hake, in strips, 6c; do
George's cod in blocks, 6X07KC Herring
Round shore, 55 00 $ bbl; split, 5 00; lake,
52 50 M 100-ft. half Dbl. White fish, $" 00 $ 100
ft. half bbl. Lake trout, $5 50 half bbl.
Finnan haddock, 10c ft. Iceland halibut, 13c
fl ft: Pickerel, X barrel, 82 00; H ban el. SI 10:
Potomac herring, $5 00 fl barrel, S2 50 p
Buckwheat Flour 223c $ ft.
UATMEAL W BUI&'O 0U 1' DOI.
Miners' Oil No. 1. winter strained, IB06OO
) gallon. Lard oil, 75c
Grain, Floor and Feed.
Receipts as bulletined atthe Grain Exchange,
14 cars. By Pittsburg, Fort Wayne and Chi
cago, 5 cars of bay, 2 of flour. By Pittsburg,
Cincinnati and St. Louis, 1 car of bran, 4 of
hay, 2 of oats. There was but one sale on call,
viz.: 1 car of 2 y. e. corn, 43, May, regular. Fpr
No. 2 red wheat 96 was asked and 91 bid. A
leading operator reports that no No. 1 oats are
to be bad in this market This grade was
offered at the Exchange, but the general opin
ion of grain dealers Is that such offers are
mythical, and cannot be filled. The total grain
and bay receipts for the week as bulletined
was 139 cars, the highest for many weeks past.
Last week's receipts were 212 cars, and the
week previous 189 cars.
Wheat Jobbing prices No. 2 red, 94095c;
No. 8 red, 85088c
Corn No. 2 yellow ear, 42013c; high mixed
ear, 40041c; No. 1 yellow, shelled, 41042c; No. 2
yellow, shelled, 40041c; high mixed, shelled.
89040c; mixed, shelled, is8039c 1
Oats-No. 2 white, 3232Kc: extra. No. 3,
S0K31c; No. 3 white, 29j30c; No. 2 mixed, 27
RYE No. 1 Western, 70075c: No, 2. 65056c
Barley No. 1 Canada, 95098c: No. 2 Can
ada, 85S8c;Na 8 Canada, 70072c; Lake Shore,
i lour Jobbing prices, winter patents,
$5 6005 75; spring patents. $5 0006 00: winter
straight; S4 755 UP; Clear winter, 54 6004 75;
Straleht XXXX bakers'. 14 00624 2fi. Rva flnnr'
(tB6O03 7o. - -
scription of a bungalow on the spurs of the
Himalayas. Then she heard a cry from below
a cry as of pain or terror: and again the male
voice was audible, mingled with that of the-
widow, raised as In expostulation, protest or
entreaty. t At times the voices were loud, and
then suddenly drowned.
Mrs. Sldebottom laid the book open on
the table, turned down to keep her place.
"The doctor, I suppose," she thought; "and
he has pronounced unfavorably of baby. Can't
they accept bis verdict and let him go, They
cannot do good by talk. I never saw anything
so disagreeable as mothers, except, grand
mothers. What a fuss they are making below
about that baby." .
Presently she took up the book again and tried
to read,but found herself listening to the voices
below, and only rarely could she catch the
tones of Salome. All the talking was done by
her mother and the man the doctor.
Then Mrs. Sldebottom heard the door of the
widow's apartment open, and immediately
after a tread on the stairs. Salome was no
doubt ascending to the nursery, but not hur
riedly indeed, the tread was like that of Sa
lome. Mrs. Sldebottom put the novel down
once more at the description of a serpent
charmer, and went outside her door, moved by
"Is that the doctor below?" she asked, as she
saw that Salome waa mounting the stairs.
"What opinion does he give of little Phil?"
Then she noticed that a great change had
come over her hostess. Salome was ascending
painfully, with a band on the bannisters, draw
ing one foot up after the other, as though she
were suffering.from partial paralysis. Her face
was white as chalk, and her eyes dazed as those
of a dreamer suddenly roused from sleep.
"What Is it?" asked Mrs. Sldebottom again.
"Is baby worse?"
Salome turned her face to her. but did not
answer. All life seemed to have fled from her,
and she did not apparently hear the question
nut to her. But she halted on the landing, her
hand still on the bannisters that rattled under
the pressure, showing how she was trembling.
"Yon positively must tell me," said Mrs.
Sldebottom. "What has the doctor said?"
But Balome. gathering up her energy, made
a rush past her, ran up two or three steps, then
relaxed her pace, and continued to mount, as
cending the last portion of the stair as one
climbing the final stretch of an Alpine peak,
fagged, faint, doubtful whether his strength
will hold ont till he reach the apex.
Mrs. Bidebottom was offended.
"This is rude," she muttered. "But what is
to be expected of a bagman's daughter?" She
tossed her head and retreated to the study.
Reseating herself, she resumed her novel, but
found no further Interest in it
"Why," she exclaimed suddenly, "the doctor
has not been upstairs; he has not seen the baby.
This is quaint"
Mrs. Cusworth did not appear at dinner.
Salome told Mrs. Bidebottom that her mother
was very, very ill, and prayed that she might be
"Ohr'said Mrs. Sldebottom, "I suppose the
doctor called to see your mother, and not the
baby. You are not chiefly anxious about the
"Baby is unwell, but mamma is seriously ill,"
answered Salome, looking down at her plate.
"Her Illness does not seem to have affected
her conversational powers," said Mrs. Sldebot
tom. "I heard her talking a great deal to the
doctor; but perhaps that is one of the signs of
fever is she delirious?"
Salome made no reply. She maintained her
place at table, deadly pale; and though, during
dinner, she endeavored to talk, it was clear
that her mind was otherwise engaged.
Mrs. Bidebottom was thankful when dinner
was over. "Mrs. Philip will never make a
hostess," she said to herself. "She is heavy
and dull. You can't make lace out of stocking
When Salome rose, Mrs. Sldebottom said:
"Do hot let me detain you from your mother;
and, by the way, I don't know If you have fam
ily prayers. I like them they are good for the
servants and are a token of respectability but
you will excuse me if I do not attend. I am
awfully Interested in my novel, and tired after
my journey I shall go to bed."
Mrs. Sldebottom did not, however, go to bed;
she remained by the fire in the study, trying to
read, and speculating on Philip's chances of
recovering part, If not all, of her lost money
chances which she admitted to herself were re
mote. Millfeed Middlings, One white, 515 000
16 00 fl ton; brown middlings, SU 60012 60;
winter wheat bran, S13 00013 50; chop feed.
815 00016 00.
HAY-Baled timothy, choice, J14 00014 60;
No. 1 do, $13 0013 25; No. 2 do, $11 O012 60;
loose from wagon, 516 00018 00; No. 1 upland
prairie, S10 (10010 60; No. 2, 58 0008 60: packing
STRAW-Oats, 8 0008 25; wheat and rye
straw, 87 0007 6008 00.
Sugar-cured hams, large, 10c; sugar-cured
hams, medium, lie; sugar-cured bams, small,
llKc; sugar-cured breakfast bacon, 10c; sugar
cured shoulders, 8c; sugar-cured boneless
shoulders, 9X sugar-cured California hams,
8c; sugar-cured dried beef flats. 8Xc; sugar
cured dried beef sets, 9c; sugar-cured dried
beef rounds, llc;bacon shoulders, 7c; bacon
clear sides, 8c; bacon clear bellies, Skc; dry
salt shoulders, 6c; dry salt clear sides, 7c.
Mess pork, heavy, 514 00; mess pork, family,
$14 60. Lard-Refined in tierces, 7c; half
barrels, TJc: 60-fi tubs, 7Kc: 20-ft palls, 7c; 50
ft tin cans, 7c; 3-ft tin pails, 8c; 6-ft tin pails,
7c; 10-ft tin pails, 7c Smoked sausage, long,
6c; large, 6c Fresh pork links, 9c Pigs feet,
half barrel, $4 0C; quarter barrel, $1 SO.
Armour & Co. furnish the following prices
on dressed meats: Beef carcasses, 450 to 660 fts,
5Kc;550 to 630 fts, 6Vfc;660to750fts, 6Kc Sheep,
8c ft. Lambs, 9c fl ft. Hogs, 6c Fresh
pork loins, 9c
yheat Sold In Anticipation of a Storm In
the Northwest Corn and Oats Let
Go Hog Products In
' " Light Demand.
Wheat was more active and the feeling was
weaker and unsettled to-day. July opened at
about yesterday's closing, receded c0c
and closed K lower than yesterday. June was
firm and closed ic bigher. There was rather
more disposition to realize among speculative
Operators evidently had bought considerable
wheat tbe past few days on report of dry.
weather, and some of this wheat was sold out
in anticipation of rain in the northwest before
Monday. It was rumored that rain had fallen
at Fargo, and the weather bureau reports in
dications of a severe rain storm, which is like
ly to work East from tbe Northwest. These
Influences caused the selling of considerable
wheat. At the same time at the decline there
was good buying.
A moderate business was reported in corn,
and the feeling prevailing was easier. Tbe
market opened a shade better than tbe closing
prices yesterday, and gradually sold oft Jc,
ruled steady and closed K0Kc lower than yes
terday. There was some changing of June and
July at z premium for the latter month.
A weaker teeling prevailed In oats, owing to
an absence of outside buying orders of conse
quence and a desire on the part of a large
trader to sell the May delivtery. Offerings of
the latter were libera) and phces declined c.
The more deferred futures, although declining
iC-ntTBTiot so weak ai the May future
and command a greater premsim.changes from
June to July being made at 'Ac against o
Only a fair business was transacted in hog
products and tho feeling was elier. Offerings
on speculatire account were not very large.and
the demand from all sources was exceedingly
limited. Prices for the leading articles aver
aged lower, tbe market closing tame.
The leading futures ranged as'rollows:
Wheat No. 2 June. 80X81oWS0c:
ly. 7857S75i77Jc: August, llW&mi
ekmekc: year. 7ok076Vffi75&a75Kc n
Corn Nc 2 June, 34K034JA; July. S58
S5K34J034JgC; -August, 35i3335K0
oats No. 3 June, 23023225l2Sic; July,
MessPobk, per bbl. June, Sll i.7011 57X0
U 45011 45; July, Sll 7O0U 7O0uY6gll 65; Au
gust, Sll 72K0U 75011 62&011 65.
Laed, per 100 fts. June, $6 82X06 87X;
July, $6 87X06 87X06 82XS 82 :; August.
Shoot Ribs, per 100 fts.-June, S59505 90c;
July. S6OS06 0505 9605 95; An ust, 58 100
6 1006 02X06 02X.
Cash quotations were as follows: 1 lour steady
and unchanged. No. 2 spring whe tt.8182Xc;
No. 3 spring wheat, nominal; Not 2 red. 810
82c No. 2 corn. 83o bid. No. 2) oats, SKc;
No, 2 rye. 4OX04OKC No. 2 barley nmlnal. No.
lflaxseed.Sl660166X- Prime tlmottfy seed. 51 26
01 80. Mess pork, per barrel, Sll 40O&1 45. Lard,
per 10O lbs. JO 75. Short libs sides
(loose), 85 8505 9a Dry salted shoulders
(boxed), S5 2505 6U. Short clear si Aes (boxed ),
S6 2506 37X- Receipts Flour, 8.0W) barrels;
13,080 basbeU; corn, 214,00 battels;
"There," said she, "the servants sad the
whole household are retreatlsfr to their roosts.
They keep early hours here. I suppose Salome
sleeps below with her mother. Goodness pre
serve me from anything happening to either
the old woman pr the baby while I am In the
house. These sort of things upset the servants,
and they send up at breakfast the eggs bard
boiled, the toast burnt and the tea made with
water that has not been on the boil."
Mrs. Sldebottom heaved a sigh.
"This Is a'stupid bookafter all" she said, and
Iaid down the novel. "I shall go to bed. Bother
Mr. Beaple Yeo."
Beapfe Yeo stood between Mrs. Sldebottom
just now and every enjoyment As she 'read
her book Beaple Yeo forced himself into the
story. At meals he spoiled the flavor of her
food with iodine, and she knew bat too surely
that be would strew her bed with decimals and
Mrs. Sldebottom drew up the blind of her
bedroom window and looked forth on the gar
den and the vale of the Keld, bathed In' moon
light, a scene of peace and beauty. Mrs. Side
bottom was not a woman snsceptible to the
charms of nature. She was one of those per
sons to whom nothing is of interest, nothing
has charm, virtue, or value, unless it affects
themselves beneficially. She had not formu
lated to herself such a view of the universe,but
practically it was this the sun rises and sets
for Mrs. Sldebottom; the moon pursues her sil
ver path about Mrs. Bidebottom: for her all
things were made, and all such things as do not
revolve about, enrich, enliven, adorn and nour
ish Mrs. Sldebottom are of no account what
ever. Now, as Mrs. Bidebottom looked forth she
saw a dark figure In the garden: saw It ascend
te steps from the lower garden, cross the
lawn, and disappear as It passed in the direc
tion of the house out of the range ol her vis
ion. The figure was that of a man In hat and
surtout, carrying a walking-stick.
"Well, now," said Mrs. Bidebottom, "this is
comical. That man must have obtained admis
sion through the locked garden door, like that
other mysterious visitant and he is coming
here after everyone is gone to bed. Of course,
he will enter bytbe glass door. I suppose he
is the doctor, and they let him come this way
to visit the venerable fossil withont disturbing
the maids. I do hope nothing will happen to
her. I should not of course, wear mourning
for her, but for baby I should have to make
some acknowledgement, 1 suppose. Bother
Mrs. Sldebottom went to bed. But as Beaple
Yeo had disturbed her day, so did he snoil her
night Bhe slept indifferently. Beaple Yeo
came to her in her dreams and rubbed her with
decimals, and woke her. But other considera
tions came along with Beaple Yeo to fret and
rouse ber. Mrs. Bidebottom was a woman of
easy conscience. That which was good for her
self was, therefore, right But there are mo
ments when the most obtuse and obfuscated
consciences stretch themselves and open their
eyes. And now, as she lay awake in the night,
she thought of ber brother Jeremiah, of the
readiness with which she had identified his
body on the slenderest evidence. She might
have made a mistake. Then, at once, the
thought- followed the- course of all her ideas
and gravitated to herself. If she had made
a mistake, and it should come out that she
had made a wrong identification would it hurt
On this followed another thonght, also dis
quieting. How came Jeremiah's will to be
without its signature? Should it ever transpire
that this signature had been surreptitiously
torn away, what would be the consequences to
As she tossed on her bed, and was tormented,
now by Beaple Yeo with his speculation, then
by Jeremiah asking about his will, she thought
that she heard snoring.
Did the sound issue from the room down
stairs, tenanted by Mrs. Cusworth, or from the
Mrs. Sldebottom attempted to 'feel uncon
cern, but found that impossible. The snoring
disturbed her, and it disturbed her the more
because she could not satisfy herself whence
the sound came.
"Perhaps it is the cook," she said. "She may
be ocenpyingthe room overhead, and cooks are
given to stentorous breathing. Standing over
the stoves predisposes them to it"
Finally, Irritated, resolved to ascertain
whence the sound proceeded. Mrs. Sldebottom
loft her bed. Her fire was burning. She did
oats. 124,000 bushels; rye, 6,000 bushels: barley,
25,000 bushels. Shipments Flour, 4,000 bar
rels; wheat. 53.000 bushels; com. 466,000 bush
els; oats, 278,000 bushels; rye, 41,000 bushels;
barley. 4,000 bushels. '
On the Produce Exchange to-day the butter
market was firm; fancy creamery. 2122c;
choice to fine. 18020c; Iflne dairies, 16017c; fair
iu guuu, nyaiioc ggs nrm at ac.
New York Flour dull and steady. Corn
meal dull and unchanged. Wheat quiet and
easier: options dull. lMMa lower and weak.
Rye dull; western, 49050c Barley dull; Canada,
74c Corn-Spot dull and steady; options dull,
weak and He lower. Oats Spot dull and un-
"...uFtbu, ujiiiuiu uuu, 70U tuner ana sieaay.
Hay quiet and steady; shipping 6570c good to
choice 85C0HOO. Coffee Options opened
steady and unchanged to 5 points down, closed
flrmS points up; sales 32.250 bags including
May, 16.85c; Junel7c: July, 17.10017.15c; August.
17.25c; September, 17.3517.40c; October, 17.400
17.50c; November. 17.60c; December 17.6055c:
February. 17.55017.60c; March, 17.5b17.65c;
April, 17.6017.o5c: spot Rio steadT; fair car
goes, lSJic Sugar-Raw dull; fair refining,
6c; centrifugals, 96 test, 7c; refined, dull but
steady. Molasses Foreign firm; New Orleans
quiet; open kettle, fair to fancy, 2S044c Rice
steady at 4c Cottonseed oil quiet; crude,
41X42c; yellow, 62c Tallow easy; city, 4 5-160
4Kc Rosin quiet and steady. Turpentine
dull at 43c Eggs firmer and in fair demand;
western, 13X0l3c; receipts, 3,980 packages.
Pork quiet. Cutmeats dull; pickled hams.
w?4aup5;: jiiunjeu auoumere, 07st90ac;picKJea
bellies, SienHc Lard easier and quiet; sales
western steam, $7 17X;city, $6 65; May, $714,
closing at 57 Masked; June, $7 15 asked; July,
$7 17; August, $7 2007 21; September. $7 250
7 26. Butter fair demand; western dairy. 100
17c; do creamery, 15022c; Elglns, 23024c
vueese strong unt qniet; western, ovc
St. Louis Flour quiet but steady. Wheat
There was a firm feeung early, with small of
ferings, as other markets were higher, but
cables were dull and weak, and reports of
threatening weather in Northwest caused such
selling as to weaken prices off materially,
though they rallied some later. The close was
K0Kc lower for July and August, but for Mav
and Jnne about tbe same as yesterday; No. 2
red, cash. TTXc; May, 77c, closing at 77c bid;
June, 77X76c, closing at 76c asked; Julr. 73
tannic, closing ai ivm uiu, August, aglMC,
terest attached; No. 2 mix-
Muaiuja, hi. vrtJ, -A.AU.ii
mg light and little in-
d. cash. 3O03Ofi.T
May, 3O03OXC closing at 30Kc bid: June. 31c,
closing at 31c asked; Julr. 31J32c, closing at
41042c Barley nothing doing. Flaxseed,
quuuiuiu at ex 40. x-ruvuuons weaic ,
Cincinnati Flour quiet: fancy, $40425.
Wheat nominal: No. 2 red, 84085c; receipts,
none; shipments, 20,000 bushels. Corn In light
demand; No. 2 mixed, 37c Oats dnll and
weaker: No. 'a mixed. 260127c Rre dnll and
bcarr; No. 2, 48c Pork in light demand; regu
lar, $1212X01225. Lard in fair demand and
lower at So 57X06 70. Bulkmeats easier; short
clear. 707Xc; short rib, 58 1208 2a Bacon
quiet and unchanged. Butter steady and un
changed. Eggs flim and scarce. Cheese steady.
Milwaukee Flour steady and dull. Wheat
easy; cash, 77Kc; June. "Uc; July. TTXc
Corn dull: No. 3, 33Xc Oats -dnll; No. 2
white. 26026XC Rye dull; No. L 43Xc
Barley neglected: No. 2. 52c Provisions easr.
Pork, Sll 4a Lard, $6 76. Cheese easy; Ched
dars, 9010c , ,
Philadelphia Flour dull and weak;
Wheat Spot quiet but steady; options nom
inal. Corn firm but quiet. Oats Carlots
fairly active and firm; fntures firm but quiet.
Baltimore Piovlslons dull and unchanged.
Butter dull; Western packed, 15018c; creamery,
22023c Eggs firm at 12c Coffee dull; fair,
New York Pig Iron dull. Copper dull and
irregular; lake. May. $13 25. Lead strong and
quiet; domestic, S3 oU Tin quiet and easier;
Straits, 120 35.
London Pig tin The pressure to sen has
weakened the market; Straits 90 0s Od for
spot; futures (3 months) 90 15s Od. Copper
This market bas grown steadier on increasing
business: Chili bars are now quoted at 37 55
6d for spot, 37 10s Od for future delivery; best
selected English, 45. Lead Steadr market
and trade fair; Spanish quoted at 12 15s Od.
Spelter Market held steady, on a fair trade;
ordinary Sileslan quoted at 1715s6d. Tin
plate Firm market ana demand fair.
When baby was sick, we gave her Castoria,
Wheii she was a Child, she ctiedfor Castoria,
When she became Miss, she clung to Castoria,
When'shebad Children,she gave them Castoria.
jkbu; oeDtemuer, Mftw "Tip, closing at
asked. Oats weaker; No. 2 cash, 23Xo
ifar.23Kc: June. 2314c bid. Rre No.i
not light a candle. She drew on, a dressing
gown, andi stole into the study, d thence
through the door (which.' on accoukt of the
smoke, had been left ajar) upon the landing'
There she halted and listened.
The gaslight in the .hall below was left buraJ
Ing, but lowered, all night, and the moon shose
in through a window. '
"I do believe the sound proceeds from the)
spare room," she said, and softly she stole te)
the door and turned the handle.
"There can be no one there," she thought,;
"because I was offered the room, and yet th
snoring certainly seems to proceed from It
No one can be there this must be anacoustlei
Noiselessly, timidly, she half opened the doc
The binges did not creak. She looked m ia
The blind was drawn down, hut the moosj
shining through it, filled the room with suf '
Mrs. Sldebottom's eyes sought the bed. Oa
it, where had lain the body found in the canal,
and much in the same position as that had beea
placed there, lay the figure or a man, black
against the white coverlet in a greatcoat Tho
face was not visible the curtain Interposed
and concealed it
Mrs. Sldebottom's heart stood still. A sense!
of sickness and falntness stole over her. Sha
dared not take a step further to obtain a
glimpse of the faco, and she feared to see It
With trembling hand she closed the door,
and stooa on the landing with beating heart,
recovering herself. "What a fool I am to b ;'
frightened," she said, after a minute, and witlt
a sigh of relief. "Of course the doctor."
(To be continued next Monday.)
LITE STOCK MAEEETS.
Condition of the Market at the East Liberty
Office or Pittsburg-Dispatch,
Satdbday. May 4, 1889.
CATTLE Receipts, 1,100 head; shipment
800 head; market nothing doing: all through
consignments; II cars of cattle shipped to New
Hogs Receipts. 1,800 head: shipments. 1,800
head; market firm; Philadelphia, $5 00; pigs
and Yorkers, So 00; i cars of hogs shipped
to New York to-day.
SHEEP Receipts, 800 head: shipments, 109
head; market firm at unchanged prices.
Chicago Cattle Receipts. 1,500 headf
shipments, none; market steady; beeves,
54 1004 30: steers. S3 3504 05; stackers and
feeders. 52 5003 60; cows, bulls and mixed,'
$1 9003 35; Texas steers. S3 0003 60. Hogs
Receipts. 11,000 head; shipment. 8.000 head;
market steady: mixed, $4 5604 72k; heavy.
$4 4004 65; light, $4 6004 85; skips, S3 6C04 50.
Sheen Receipts, 2,500 head; shipments, SOO
head; market steadr; natives. S3 7505 00;
Western, S3 7504 80; Texans, 53 2503 75.
St. Louis Cattle Receipts. 200 head: shir'
ments, 500 head; market steady; choice heavy'
natire steers, Z3 8004 40; fair to good do. S3 00
4 00; fair to good stackers and feeders. 52 Wt
3 00: rangers, corn-fed,S2 8003 40; grass-fed.$2 601
02 90. Hogs Receipts. 1,400 head; shipments.
1,400: market strong; choice heavy and
butchers' selections, S4 3504 65: packing, me
dium to prime, S4 4904 0: light grades, ordh
nary to best, $4 4504 60. Sheep Receipts, 1,000
head; shipments, 1.700 head; market Steadyr
fair to choice, S3 0003 75.
Buffalo Cattle Receipts. 329 loads
through; 15 loads sale; market fair, prices unJ
changed and export dull. Sheep and lambs,
better feeling and more active at unchanged
prices; receipts, 1 load through; 20 loads sale.
Hogs Receipts, 39 loads through; 2:5 loads sale:
mediums, S3 00; Yorkers, $5 0505 10; mostly as
Cincinnati Hog3 In moderate supply and
firm; common and lltrht, $4 0004 80: packing
and butchers', $4 6504 90; receipts, L145 heads. '
shipments, 744 head. ,
Indianapolis Cattle steady at S3 0003 50,
Hogs steadr at $4 6504 8a Sheep steady at S3 04
04 00; spring lambs, 58 0007 75.
NEWY0RK,May4 There wasafair Saturday
movement with jobbers, but the Centennial
L trade seemed about over. There was more in
quiry for goods, however, at first bands, with!
some transactions for shloment by water routes;
The general demand for immediate delivery
continued on a moderate basis, but converters
and cutters were operating a little more f reel vA
There was a firmer tendency on cotton goodsJ
Androscoggin corset jeans and sateens were
advanced Kc a yard.
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