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THE PiTTSBTJUG- DISPATCH, MONDAY, MAT 20, 1889.
if IE PENNYCOMEQUrCKS
& J '" Written for THE DISPATCH by
; S. BARING GOULD,
. ' AnthoroP'MEHAIiAH,""COUBTEOTAI1""JOHirHEKBIirOl""lHEGAVEEOCKS)"ETO
SYNOPSIS OF PRECEDING CHAPTERS.
Mrs Sidebottom and her son. Captain Penny
eomeoukfc are unable to live in the stTle they
wish on their Income of X400, and speculate on
the nrobable lonune they may receive on the
death of ilrs fcidebottom's half-brother. Jere
miah Pennycoroequlct. The latter la In love with
his niece, Salome Cusworth, who lives with him.
.Vercmlah Penny coinequlek, while walking at
nildnif "t, is overtaken by a flood lrom a bursted
reservoir. Be and another man. who is hair
clad, seek refuge In a hut, and Jeremiah wraes
his coat around his companion. After the flood
subsides a body Is tonnd which, is Identified by the
card cae In the coat pocket as that or Jeremiah
Fcnnvcomeqolck. Philip Pcnnyconiequlck Is
telegraphed for and arrives. A will Is found
making balomc Cusworth her uncle's heiress, but
the docuraentbas been Invalidated br tearing oft
the signature. Sirs. Sidebottom declares that she
will not respect the wishes of her dead bair
bruther, as expressed in his Will. In the mean
time Jeremiah Pennvcomequlck, who was not
drowned, has been picked np by a coal barge
balomc thinks she sees the ghost of Jeremiah
Penuycomequick in the house. Philip X'enny
comequlck takes charge of his uncle's mill and
insists that Salome and her mother shall remain
with him in his uncle's house. Jeremiah 1'enny
comequlck hears that he has been declared dead
and determines to allow his relate es to remain In
that belief while he spends a year on the conti
nent for his health, ilrs. bldcbottom refuses to
carryonta Joint agreement made with Philip to
pay Salome 2,0(10 and thereby onends Philip,
who declares he will pav the whole amount him
self, even lnt ruins the" mill business, balome Is
again excited by seeing the figure ol a man who
looks like the supposedly dead Jeremiah I'enny
comcquick. Salome tells Philip that she will not
accept the money. The latter thinks his aunt has
influenced balome, and to checkmate Mrs. blde
bottom he proposes marriage to balomc. who ac
cepts him. thinking that he loves her. Jeremiah
1'ennycomequlck hears of the proposed marriage
and is much disquieted thereat, knowing that his
reappearance at his home would force I'hlllp to
return to his drudgery aud penury asalawjer's
clerk. Philip confides to his mother-in-law that
he hates Earl bchofleld. who Is responsible for his
father's ruin, at which Mrs. Cusworth becomes
confused and uncasv 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 ilothes, at least, somewhere
before. I'hlllp aud balome are married very
quietly and a harpy year slips quickly by- riullp
is blessed with a son, 01 w bom he Is very proud.
Mrs, bldcbottom visits the spare chamber and sees
a man lying there, but assures herself that it is
the doctor who is attending the baby. Philip
finds the strange visitor to be Beaple leo, and at
the same time discover that lleaple 1 co and Earl
bchofleld are one, and the rather of his wife.
CHAPTER XXXL ESTRANGEMENT.
Onel Two! Three!
Hark! on the church bell; then, again
One! Two! Three!
"It is a woman or a little girl," said those lis
tening. Then again
One! Two! Three!
"A woman. Who can she beT Who is ill?
But how old?" Then, again, the bell
One! Two! Three! Upto4&.
"Aged 45! "Who can it be?"
Many faces appeared in the windows and
doors of the street at Mergatroyd, and when
the sexton emerged from the belfry, he was
saluted with inquiries of ''Who is dead? Forty
six years old who can she be?"
Mrs. Cusworth. Dropped dead with heart
Now, in J'orkshire, when a man dies, then
the bell to four, four, four; when a boy, four,
four, tty hen a woman dies, then as above.
thruy ; and when a girl, three, three, two;
in each case, the age is tolled,
cks! yon may say what you will, it
ts," said Mrs. Sidebottom. impa-
was in the study with Philip. "I
of anything so monstrous, so inhu
ld not have believed it of you.
er what I have seen, I can believe
unmoved. "The plunder of that
low," he said, unconcernedly,
laced in the proper hands.
:re is I cannot now say, and I do
many persons he has defrauded,
extent. Whether all will get
ig is not certain; probably they
part, perhaps a large part, but
UTOYEY OF TRADE.
Leading Features of Our Home Mar
kets for the Week Past.
LOW GRADE CHEESE GOES SLOWLT.
The Sharp Drop in Hogs Fails to Affect
CERE1LS AXD HIDES IMPEOTE NOT
Office op PrnsBDEO Dispatch, J
Saturday. May IS. 1S89. J
The marked features of the week's trade in
produce lines were the activity of tropical
frnits and strawberries and the sharp de
cline in butter. Said a leading Liberty
street produce commission merchant: "There
were not less than 3,000 bushels of straw
berries consigned to this market since the be
ginning of the week, mostly from Tennessee.
Direct consignments of fruit from Tennessee
are a new feature of our markets. Heretofore
we havo received stuff from that quarter
mainly through middlemen at Chicago or Cin
cinnati. Next week strawberries will be com
ing from Maryland. Our advices are that the
Maryland ciop will be a full average. The
Tennessee crop was below the average because
of drought The home crop will be still further
below average by reason of sharp frosts in tbe
latter part of April."
Reports from Belmont county, O., indicate
that there will not be above half the straw
berry volume of last jcar. Similar reports
come from Beaver county. From Barnesville,
O., which last year sent out 25,000 bushels of
strawberries to the world's markets, and a large
proportion of this to Pittsburg, the estimate
now is that tbe amount from that source this
season will not reach 12,000 bushels.
Frnits and Dairy Products.
Dealers in tropical fruit report this as their
best week for this season. One firm reports
receipts of 12 carloads of bananas, and sales of
10 since Monday.
Butter markets are badly demoralized. Out
side of standard creameries butter prices are
merely nominal. A leading jobber of butter.
eggs ana cneese tnus puts me situation: "April
was tbe best month e ever had. May has so
far been disappointing, and falls considerably
below tbe hrst half of last May. We have sold
more butter and eggs than for the same period
last year, but prices are so much lower that tbe
money value of our sales shows a decline.
Margins arc closer than ever."
The demand for high grade cheese is active,
but tbe poor stuff wnich last and former sea
sons could past muster in saloons, now goes
begging for customers.
The feature of the week was the big run of
bogs at Chicago amounting to 25,000 to S0,000
daily for the first four days of the week, and
the sharp decline in prices. Receipts exceeded
expectations not less than 35 per cent There
1 has been a drop of 35 cents in a few days. A
light run is reported to-day and prices havo
rallied to the extent of 10 to 15c The range for
packing hogs as wired by Chicago agent to one
of our provision firms to-day is Jl 20 to $4 45.
Within a week $4 75 to H bO was the range.
On Thursday ot this week the best mixed
packing bogs sold in Chicago at 84 17.
Tbe provision market here has not so far
shown any sympathy with the drop in hogs.
This has been due to light stocks in the hands
of our packers. Packers report no increase in
volume of trade this week over last Rains
have dampened expectations in this respect
The week, however, closed with a slight im
provement over the beginning and a few days
of such hot weather as we are now having will
clean up the light stock on hand.
Grain and Haj.
All that operators can be brought to say on
situation is that it is not quite so blue as it was
last week and for a few weeks before. Many
carloads of stuff are called at the Grain Ex
change, but very feware chosen. There is the
daily complaint which has been heard all win
ter that quality of grain and hay on the mar
ket falls below the average. With all the de
pression of markets, a choice quality of oats
would find ready buyers at outside quotations.
Tbe same is in a measure true of good bay.
Corn has shown weakening tendencies for the
Hides Calfskins. .
There are no signs of Improvemrnt Is trade ,
"Ms preposterous!" bnrst In Mrs. Sidebot
tom, "I ha7e been tbe means of catching him.
No one would have had a farthing back but for
my promptitude, my energy and my cleverness.
Did I not track him here, and act as his gaoler,
and drive him into a corner while you secured
the money? And you say that I am to share
losses eaually with the rest! No such a thine.
I shall have my money back in fall; and the
rest may make the best of what remains, and
thank me for getting them that. As for what
you say, Philip, I don't care who hears me, I
say it is fiddlesticks-it is fiddlestick ends."
"I shouid have supposed. Aunt Louisa, that
by this time, you wonld have known that when
I say a thing I mean it and if I mean a thing 1
intend to carry it out unaltered." Then, after
a pause, "And now I am sorry to seem inhospi
table, but under the painful circumstances
with death again in this bouso, and with my
child ill, I am obliged to recommend vou to re
turn at once to York, and when there, not again
to consult Mr. Smithies. It is more than prob
able that this reliable man of business of
yours, whom you set to watch me, has sold you
to that rascal Beaple Yeo or whatever his
name may be.'
"Oh. gracious goodness!" exclaimed Mrs.
Sidebottom. "To be sure I will return to York.
I wouldn't for tbe world incommode you in a
house of mourning. I know what it is; the
servants otf such heads as they have, which are
heads of hair and nothing else, and everything
in confusion, and only tongues going. I wouldn't
stay with you at this most trying time, Philip,
not for worlds. I shall be off by the next
Philip was left to himself.
His wife was either upstairs with the baby
or was below with tbe corpse of one whom she
had looked up to and loved as a mother. Surely
it was his place to go to her, draw her into the
room where they conld be by themselves, pnt
his arm about her and let her rest his head on
his breast and weep, to the relief of her bur
But Philip made no movement to go to his
She was alone, without a friend in the house.
Her sister was away, her baby was ill. A death
entails many things that have to be considered,
arranged ana provided. Philip knew this. He
sent word to the registrar of the death; be did
nothing more to assist Salome. He rang tbe
bell, and when after a long time a servant
replied to tbe summons, he gave orders that
clean sheets should be put on the bed lately
occupied by Mrs. Sidebottom. He would, he
said, for a while, .sleep there.
Did it occur to Philip that there was cruelty
in leaving his young wife alone at night, with a
sick baby, and with tbe body of the woman,
who had been to her as a mother, lying waiting
for burial down stairs? Did it occur to him that
she might feel infinite desolation atnight,if tbe
were away from her? He thought only of him
self, of the wrong done to him.
"She married me, and never told me who she
was. She married me, lying, under a false
Salome bad not realIzed,,indocd had not per
ceived, how deep and fatal a rift had been
cloven in her relations with Philip. The fall of
her mother, the efforts to restore life, the arri
val of the -doctor, the conviction struggled
against but finally submitted to that life was
extinct, bad concentrated and engrossed all
her faculties. Then, when she knew that death
was again in the house, there sprung out ot
that knowledge many imperious duties that
exacted of Salome lull attention and much
thought, Mrs. Sidebottom had volunteered no
help. Upon Salome everything depended.
Shehadnotthe time to consider how Philip
would take the startling revelation made to
him. Salome was not one to give up herself to
J emotion. She braced herself to the discharge
the past week. Green stock is accumulating,
and dealers are carrying probably larger
amounts than for years at this time of the year.
The drop at the beginning of the week is fully
sustained by facts. Demand is light Expected
buyers failed to show up. There is a general
disposition on the part of tanners to hold off
and await events. It can hardly be that prices
can find a lower level, and buyers will be com
pelled ere long to replenish stock.
LITE STOCK MARKETS.
Condition of the Market at the East Liberty
Office PrrrsBTBO Dispatch. I
East Liberty. May 18, 18S9. (
CATTl.lt Receipts, 780 head; shipments,
500 head; market nothing doing, all through
consignments. 21 cars ot cattle shipped to New
Hoos Receipts. 1,300 head: shipments, 2,100
bead; market dull; Philadelpbias, $4 404 50;
pigs and Yorkers. 4 404 50; 8 cars ot hogs
shipped to New York to-day.
Sheep Receipts, 800 head; shipments,
800 head; market firm at unchanged prices.
Chicago Cattle Receipts. 1,500 head: ship
ments, none; market steady; beeves. S4 00
4 35: steers, S3 604 20; stockers and feeders.
$2 50S 70; cows, bulls and mixed. SI 80
3 50: Texas steers, 2 603 60. Hogs Receipts.
8,000 bead; shipments, none: market strong
and 10c higher: mixed, $4 S04 50: heavy,
H 204 45; light $4 S04 65; skips, $3 503 05.
Sheep Receipts, 1,500 head; shipments, none;
market steady; natives, S3 504 30; Western,
53 R035 12; Texans, shorn, S3 003 85: lambs,
54 505 00.
Kansas Crnr Cattle Receipts, 635 head
shipments, 237 head; supply light and market
quiet: dressed beet and shipping steers 510c
higher: cow- about steady; good to choice
cornf ed, S3 S54 10; common to medium, S3 25
3 75; stockers and feeding steers, $2 253 4o;
cows, SI 753 25. Hogs Receipts, 2,822 bead;
no shipments: strong and higher; good to
choice, S4 274 37&; common to medium,
S3 804 2a Sheep Receipts, 68 head; no ship
ment; steady; good to rhoico muttons, S3 80
4 25; common to medium, 2 503 50.
St. Louis Cattle Receipts. 500 head; ship
ments, 200 head; market strong; choice heavy
native steers. S4 44 40: fair to good. S3 25JS4 00;
stockers and feeders, fair to good, S2 253 15;
rangers, corn-fed, S2 75ffi3 60; grass-fed. SI 90
6'3 w. .Hogs Keccipts, i,sw neaa; snipments,
1,700 head: market stronger; choice butchers',
S4 354 45; packing, medium to prime, S4 20
m 35: liclit cradfs. S4 3004 4a Sheen Re
ceipts, 1.200 head; shipments, 2000 bead; mark
et strong; lair to choice, S3 004 6U
Buffalo Cattle Receipts. 157 loads
through; 10 sale. Sheep and lambs Receipts,
6 loads through; 14 sale; steady unchanged.
Hogs Receipts. 23 loads through; 26 sale; ac
tive stronger, 510c higher; Yorkers 4 55: me
diums, S4 45; pigs. S4 CO.
Cincinnati Hops dull and easy; common
and light S3 b04 40: packing and butchers',
S4 104 25; receipts, 600 head; shipments, 1,020
New York. May 18. Relative quiet pre
vailed to-day in the drygoods market and a
few hours only were accorded to business, as
many of the commission and jobbing bouses
benan the summer closing of their stores at 1
o'clock. A fair business was doing, but there
was no new feature. Tbe market was un
changed, and with the previous upward tend
ency on gooas more or less raw. uauncs ana
chailis are fairly active, and tbere is more
doing in medium and staple prints, three-yard
brown cottons and staple colored cottons.
ST. LOUIS The market continues strong and
receipts improving, both in amount and qual
ity; prices are a shade higher on most desirable
qualities; bright medium. 2026c; coarse braid.
1523c; low sandy, 1219c; fine light 1724c:
fine hcaw. 1220c: tub washed, choice, 36Xc:
NEW lOBK Pig iron quiet; American, $14 60
18 6U Copper dull and irregnlarjlake, S12 25.
Lead quiet and weak; domestic, S3 7a Tin
qnlet and steady: Straits. 120 7q
When baby was sick, we gave her Castoria,
When she was a Child, she cried for Castoria,
When she became Miss, she clung to Castoria,
When shebadChildren,she gave them Castoria
of the duties that devolved on her. Quiet,
very pale and hollow-eyed, she went about the
bouse. From the nursery she found that the
nurse had escaped, deserting the baby, that she
might talk over tbe events that had occurred
in the kitchen. The cook, Salome found, had
made the pastry with washing Instead of baking
powder, and the housemaid hnd found too
much to talk about to make the beds by 4
o'clock in the afternoon.
Only, when everything in the house had been
seen to, a woman provided to attend to the
dead, and all tbe trains off their lines set
on them again, only then could Salome sit
down and write to her sister of their common
After this was done she wrote a few notes to
friends, and then, lacking stamps, came with
the packet to Philip's door.
He was seated at his secretary writing, or
pretending to write, with his brows bent, when
he heard her distinct and gentle tap at the
door. He knew her tap, it was like that of no
one else, and called to her to enter.
"My dear," she said, "I have not been ablo to
come to yon before. I have had so much to do;
and dear, I have wanted to speak to you; but.
as you know, in such a case as this, personal
wants mnst be set aside. Have you any stamps?
I require a foreign one."
He hardly looked up from the desk, but
signed with the quill that she should shut the
door. He was always somewhat Imperious in
She shut the door and came over to him, and
laid the letters on his desk. "You will stamp
them; for me, dear?" she said, and rested her
hand lightly on his shoulder. Then she saw
how stem and set his face was, and a great ter
ror came over her.
"Oh, Philip!" she said: and then, "I know
what you are taking to heart but there is no
changing the past, Philip."
Sometimes we have seen the reflection of the
sun in rippled water ont of doors sent within
on the ceiling. How it dances; is here and
there; now extinct, then once more it flashes
out in full brilliancy. So was it with the color
in Salome's face; it started to one cheek, burnt
there a moment then went to the temples, then
died away wholly, and In another moment was
full in her face, the next to leave it asby pale.
Her voice also quivered along with the color in
her face, in rhythmic accord. Philip withdrew
bis shoulder from the pressure of her hand,
and slowly stood up.
"I shall be obliged if you will take a chair,"
said he formally, "as I desire an Interview, bnt
will undertake to curtail it as much as possible,
as likely to be painful to both,"
She allowed her hand to fall back, and then
drew away a step. She would not take a chair,
as he had risen from his.
"Philip," she said, "lata ready to hear all
you have to say." She spoke with her usual
self-possession. She knew that they,must have
an explanation abont what had come out
There was always something in her voice that
pleased; it was clear and soft, and the words
,were spoken with distinctness. In nothing,
neitner in aress, in movement, nor in speecn,
was there any slovenliness in Salome. There
was some perceptible yet indefinable quality in
her voice which at once reached the heart
Philip felt this, but put the feeling from him,
as ho had her band.
"Salome," said he, not looking at her, except
momentarily; "a cruel trick has been played on
"Philip," said she, quietly but pleadingly,
"that man, as I told you, Is my father, but I did
not know it till yesterday. I had no idea but
that I was "the daughter of those who had
brought me here, and who gave thomselves out
to be my parents. I will tell you what I know,
but that is not much. He I mean that man
had married my mother, who was the sister of
her who is below, dead. He got into trouble
somehow; I do not know what kind of trouble
it was, but it was I suppose a disgraceful one,
for be had to leave the country, and it was
thought he would not venture back to England.
My real mother grieved at the shame, died and
left us to her sister, who with her husband,Mr.
Cusworth, cheerfully undertook the care of us,
adopted us as their own, and when they came
here shortly after, gave out that we were their
children, partly to save us the pain of knowing
that our father had been a well, what ne
was, partly also to screen us from his pursuit
should he return, and also, no doubt, the more
to attach us to themselves. As you know,
shortly before Mr. Cusworth, our reputed
father, was to be taken into partnership, a j
Tropical Fruits and Strawberries
Moving Out Freely.
MARKETS FLOODED WITH BDTTER.
Choice Oats the Strong Factor of Cereals
All Else Slow.
HOGS DECLINE PEODUCrS STEADI
OfficeJof PrrTSBrmo Dispatch, l
8ATUBDAY. May 18, 18S9. J
Country Prodnce Jobbing Prices.
The week past has been one of great activity
In strawberries and tropical fruit One day this
week a train of 19 cars loaded with bananas was
counted on tbe P. R. R. tracks moving toward
the freight depot Demand keeps up with sup
ply. Some dealers report a slight advance over
prices of last week. Eggs are quiet Markets
are flooded with country butter, and the buyer
can almost name bis own prices. Apples will
be out of tbe market in another week. Good
stock is well cleared up, and what remains will
bring outside quotations. Old potatoes are
also firmer. A good demand for full cream
cheese is reported, but the skim milk article
goes very slow.
Butter Creamery, Elgin, 1819c; Ohio do.
1718c; fresh dairy packed, 1415c; country
rolls, 1314c; Chartiers Creamery Co., 19c
Bkaks-SI 751 a
Beeswax 2S30o $ Bforchoice;lowgrade.
Cider Sand refined, SS 507 50; common.
S3 604 00; crab cider, $8 008 50 1 barrel;
cider vinegar. 1012c gallon.
Cheese New Ohio cheese. 910c; New
York, fall make, 1212Kc; Limburger, 910c;
domestic Swcitzer cheese, 9K12Kc
Dried Peas SI 251 35 $ busCcl; split do.
2Ji3Kc f ft.
Eggs 1415c f? dozen for strictly fresh;
goose eggs, 3oc dozen.
Fruits Apples, S2 503 60 barrel; evap
orated raspberries. 2oc ft; cranberries, $45
a barrel,50cSl 00 fl bushel; strawberries, S2 60
3 00 a crate; pine apples, $1 251 75 ) dozen.
Feathers Extra live geese, 50C0c; No. 1
do. 4045c; mixed lots, 3035c $! ft.
Homety S2 652 75 V barrel.
Potatoes 3540c -p bushel; Bermuda pota
toes, S8 U0S 60 f? barrel; new Southern pota
toes. So 005 60 ?) barrel.
Poultry Live chickens, b575e per pair-
undrawn cnicicens, luamc ft; drawn, 14
15c $ ft: turkeys. 1820o dressed $ ft; ducks
live, 6070c pair; dressed, 1314c a ft; geese,
live. SI 001 2o pair. v ' 6 '
Seeds Clover, choice, 62 fts to bushel, S5 60
fl bushel: clover, large English, 62 fts, 6 00
clover, Aliske, IS 60; clover, white, S9 00; tim
othy, choice. 45 fts. Si 65; blue grass, extra
clean, 14 fts, 90c; blue grass, fancy, 14 ft, SI CO
orchard grass, 14 fts, SI 65; red top, 14 fts, SI 25
millet 60 ft, SI 00; German millet, 60 fts
SI 50; Hungarian grass. 00 fts. $1 00; lawn
grass mixture of fine grasses, S2 SO i? bushel of
Tallow Country, 4H5c; city rendered.
TRoriCAL Fruits Lemons, fancy. $5 60
6 00 p box; Messina oranges, $4 500)5 50 f
box; Valencia oranges, fancy, $7 509 00 J
case: bananas, S3 60, firsts; SI 60. good seconds
ty bunch: cocoannts, S4 505 00 hundred
new figs, 8K9c V pound; dates, 56)c '
VEGETABLES-Radishes, 2530c dozen;
marrowfat peas, $2 25 53 crate: new cabbace
two-barrel crates, S2 503 00; Bermuda onions!
51 15S1 25 bushel: string beans,S2 00; tomatoes!
52 0003 00 fl bushel. ' vumrees
Greek Coffee Fancy Rio. 2223c: choice
Rio, 2021c: prime Rio, 20c; fair Rio, 18K19c;
old Government Java, 27c; Maracaibo, 2223c;
Mocha, 3OK031Kc; Santos, 1922c; Caracas
coffee, 2036922c. peaberry, Rio, 2123c; La
Roasted (in papers Standard brands. 24c;
high grades, 2628c; old Government Java,
bulk, 32K33Kc; Maracaibo,Z7K2Sc; Santos,
2224e; peaberry, 27c; peaberry Santos, 2224c;
cbolce Rio, 25Kc; prime Rio, 23c; goodRio
22Jc; ordinary, 21Kc
SPICES (whole) Cloves, 2125e; allspice. 9c:
cassia. S9c: pepper, 19c; nutmeg, 70SOc.
Petroleuh (jobbers' prices) Hu test 7c
Ohio, 120. 8Hc; headlight, 150". Sc; water
white, 10Xc; globe, 12c; elalne. 16c; carnadine.
"St "-" -
Sybups Corn syrups, 2628c; choice sugar
terrible accident happened and he was
killed. Janet and I do not remember
him. Slnco then mamma I mean my
aunt and we children lived in this house with
dear, kind, Uncle Jeremiah. Whether he
knew the truth about us I have not been told.
We never had any donbt that she whom we
loved and respected as a mother was our real
mother. Then, on the occasion of the terrible
flood and the death of Uncle Jeremiah, or just
after, he I mean our father reappeared sud
denly, and without Tiaving let mamma know
that he was yet alive. He came here in great
destitution, wanted money and even clothing.
Mamma you know whom I mean, really aunt
she was in great straits what to do. She did
not venture openly to allow him to appear, and
she suffered him to visit her secretly through
the lower garden door, and to come to her sitting-room:
she gave him money and he went
away. That was how her 250 went, about
which you asked so many questions, and which
she was afraid of your Inquiring too mnch
about My father had then assumed the name
of Beaple Yeo. She also allowed him to take
uncle's greatcoat and hat which were., laid out
in the spare room for distribution. You told
her to dispose of them as she saw fit"
PbiliD hastily raised his hand.
Mrs. Sidebottom had hit the right nail on the
head in her explanation of that mysterious visit
to his bouse and then he bad scouted her ex
planation. He lowered his band again, and
Salome, who had supposed that he desired to
speak, and had stopped, resumed what she was
relating. "Mamma heard nothing more of him
after that till yesterday, when he reappeared.
Ho was. he said, again in trouble, whioh meant,
this time, that he must leave the country to
avoid imprisonment But ho was not in a hurry
to leavo too hastily; he would wait until the
vigilance of the police was relaxed, nor would
he go In the direction they oxpectod him to
take. He had come, he said, to ascertain Janet's
address. He intended, he said, to go to her.
My mother refused to give it I trust she re
mained firm in her refusal, but of that I am not
sure. He said that if he had not been married
he would havo carried me off with him: it
would not be so dull for him if he had a daugh
ter as a companion. Janet knew about him
and her relationship to him. I did not When
he came here first of all, Janet was in my
mother's room, and the matter .could not be
concealed from her.
"Do you mean seriously to tell me that till
yesterday you were ignorant of all this?"
"Ignorant when you married me that your
name was Schofleld and not Cusworth?"
"Of course, Philip; of course." She spoke
with a leap of surprive in her tone and in her
eyes. It was a surprise to her that be should
for a moment suppose It possible that she was
capable of deceiving him, that he could think
her other than truthful.
'Then at that first visit you were told noth
ing: only Janet was let into the secret?"
"Yes, dear Philip."
'What! the giddy, light-hearted Janet was
made a confidante in a matter of such import
ance, and you tbe clear of intellect prompt in
action, close of counsel, were left in the dark?
It is incredible."
"But it is true, Philip."
Thereupon ensued silence.
She looked steadily at him with her frank
"Surely, Philip, you do not donbt my word.
Mamma only told Janet because the secret
could not be kept from her. At that time my
sister slept in mamma's room, and spent the
greater part of the day with her, so that it was
not possible to keep from her the sudden ar
rival of of him." She shuddered at the
thought of the man who was her father. She
put her hands over her face that bnrnt with an
instantaneous blaze, out withdrew them again
directly, to say vehemently, "But Philip, sure
ly it cannot be. You do not doubt me?" She
looked searchlngly at him. "Me!"
He made no reply. His face was set Not a
muscle moved in It.
"Fhllln!" she said, with a catch of pain a
sndden spasm in her heart and throat "Philip,
the sense of degradation that has come on me
since I have known the truth has been almost
more than I could bear. Not because of my
self. What Ood sends me, that I shall find the
strength to bear. I am nobody, and if I find
that I am the child of someone worse than no
body I must endure it. What crushes me is
the sense of tbe shame I have brought on you.
Philip, and the sorrow that a touch of dishonor
syrup, 3338c:j)rime sugar syrup, 3033c:strict
ly prime, 3o3oe; new maple syrup, 90c.
N. O. Molasses Fancy, 48c; choice, 45c; me
dium, 43c; mixed, 4U42c
Soda Bl-carb in kegs. 3K4c; bi-carb in Jfs,
5c; bi-carb, assorted packages, &K6c; sal
soda in kegs, lc; do granulated, 2c
Candles star, full weight, 9c; stearine, per
set 8Kc; parafflne, ll12c.
Rice Head, Carolina, 77Kc; choice, 6
7c; prime, 5JJ6Vc: Louisiana. e6Vc
Starch fearl, 3c; cornstarch, 67c; gloss
Foreign Fruits Layer raisins, S2 65; Lon
don layers, S3 10: California London layers,
S2 50; Muscatels.2 25; California Muscatels,
SI 85; Valencia, new, 67c; Ondara Valencia,
7K8c; sultana, 8c; currants, new, 4K5c;
Turkey prunes, new, 45c; French prunes,
8X13c; Salonlca prunes, in 2-B packages, 8c:
cocoannts, per 100, S6 00; almonds, Lan.. per ft,
uk; uo ivica, iac, uo tsneiiea, sue; walnuts, nap.,
12KQ15c; Sicily Alberts, 12c: Smyrna figs, 12
16c; new dates, 5Kc; Brazil nuts, 10c;
pecans. ll15c; citron, per ft, 21022c; lemon
peel, per ft, 13l4c; orange peel, 12Kc
Dried Fruits Apples, sliced, per ft, 6c;
apples, evaporated, 6VQ6fc: apricots, Califor
nia, evaporated, 15018c; peaches, evaporated,
pared, 2223c: peaches, California, evaporated,
unpared, 1012c; cherries, pitted, 2122c;
cherries, unpitted, 56c; raspberries, evapor
ated. 2424Kc; blackberries, 7K8c; huckle
Sugars Cubes, 99jc; powdered. 9
9Jc; granulated,9c; confectioners' A. 8Sc;
standard A, 8c; soft whites, 8Wo?c: yellow,
choice, 78c: yellow, good,(g7c; yellow,
fair, 7$c: yellow, dark, TJic.
Pickles Medium, bbls, (1,200) $4 60; medi
ums, half bbls. (600). 22 7a.
Salt No. 1$) bbl, 5c; No. 1 ex. bbl, SI 05;
dairy, ?f bbl, SI 20; coarse crystal, ty bbl, SI 20;
Hingin s Eureka, 4 bu sacks, S2 80: Higgins'
Eureka. 16-14 ft pockets, S3 00.
Canned Goods Standard peaches SI 30
1 90; 2ds, 51 301 35: extra peaches. Si &01 90;
juc iicituuim. wc; unest corn, isngii ou: 110.
Co. corn, 7090c: red cherries, 90cSl 00; Lima
beans, SI 10: soaked do. 85c; string do do. 75
S5c; marrowfat peas. $1 101 15; soaked peas,
7075c; pineapples, SI 401 60; Bahama do,
S2 75; damson plums, 95c; greengages. $1 25;
egg plums, S2 00; California pears. S2 50; do
greengages, S2 00; do egg plums. $2 00; extra
white cherries. 82 90; red cherries, 2 fts, 90c;
raspberries, SI 401 60; strawberries. SI 10:
gooseberries, $1 201 30: tomatoes, 82K9'-c;
salmon, 1-ft, $1 752 10; blackberries, 80c: suc
cotash, 2-ft cans, Eoakcd, 99c: do green. 2 Bs,
SI 251 60: corn beef, 2-ft cans, SI 75: 14-ft cans,
S13 50; baked beans, SI 401 45; lobster. 1 ft.
51 751 80; mackerel, 1-fi cans, broiled, $1 50;
sardines, domestic, is, S4 164 50; sardines,
domestic, Js, S8 25S 50; sardines, imported,
Us. JU5012 60; sardines, imported. Ks,
SI8 00: sardines, mustard, $4 00; sardines,
spiced. S4 25.
FisH-ExtraNo.1 bloater mackerel. S36 f)
bbL; exfa No. 1 do, mess, S40; extra No, 1
mackerel, shore. $32; extra No. 1 do, messed,
S36; No. 2 shore mackerel, S24. Codfish Whole
pollock, 4c J? ft.; do medium, George's cod,
6c; do large, 7c; boneless hake, in strips, 6c; do
George's cod in blocks, 6U7Jc. Herring
Round shore, S3 00 f? bbL; split, S7 00; lake.
52 50 f 100-ft. half DbL White fish. $7 00 1) 100
ft. half bbl. Lake trout, S5 50 W half bbl.
Finnan haddock. 10c ? ft. Iceland halibut 13c
f ft. Pickerel. K barrel, S2 00; V. barrel. $1 10:
Potomac herring, $5 00 fl barrel, $2 50 f) K
Buckwheat Flour 223c ft.
Oatmeal S8 300 60 fllbl.
Miners' Oil No. 1 winter strained, 5SC0c
13 gallon. Lard oil, 75c
Grain, Flonr nnd Feed.
Total receipts bulletined at the Grain Ex
change, 24 cars. By Pittsburg, Fort Wayne
and Chicago, 4 cars of corn, 1 of oats, 1 of feed,
2 of flour, 1 of rye. By Pittsburg, Cincinnati
and St Louis, 5 cars of corn, 1 of bran. By
Pittsburg and Lake Erie, 1 car of hay, 6 of
wheat By Baltimore and Ohio, 1 car of corn.
By Pittsburg and Western, 1 carof flour. Total
receipts for the week were 179 cars, against 173
last week and 139 cars for the weekbef ore. All
cereals are weak and drooping with the excep
tion of choice oats, which are scarce. Hay Is
particularly weak. Retail dealers report a
difficulty in securing good grade oats or bay.
There were no sales on call to-day.
Wheat Jobbing prices No. 2 red, 9293c;
No. 3 red. 8588c
CORN No. 2 yellow ear, 40c; high mixed ear
39c; No. 2 yellow, shelled, 4041c: high mixed
shelled, 3940c; mixed, shelled, S838Kc
OATS No. 2 white, 32J33c; extra. No. 3,
3131Kc; No. 3 white, 3031cr No. 2 mixed, 27
RYE No. 1 Western, 7075c: No. 2. 6556c
Barley No. 1 Canada, 9598c; No. 2 Can
ada, 85S8c; No. 3 Canada, 7072c; Lake Shore,
Flour Jobbing prices, winter patents.
So 50Wo 7o: snrincr natt-nt s t.isir m- ntntpr
straight, 755 00; clear winter. $4 604 75;
ss SitfjVr WS -a- -"1 nour,
Millfeed Middlings, fine white, $1500
15 60 fl ton: brown middllnni. Sll fMWl SO:
Jlsn0M1610flat bra' U2512'i P eea-J
115 001S 09.
should come to you through me., But I cannot
help It There is no way out of it. It has come
on us without fault of ours, and we must bear
it bear It together. I" she spread out her
hands "I would lay down my life to save you
from anything that might hurt you, that might
crievo your proud and honorable spirit Bnt,
Philip, I can do nothing. I cannot unmake the
fact that I am his daughter and your wife."
"I shall never, never forgive that the truth
was kept from me. The marriage was a fraud
practised on me."
"My uear mother you know whom I mean,
acted with the kindest intentions, but I cannot
excuse her for not speaking."
"Janet knew, as you tell me, and she said
"Mamma urged her to remain silent"
"I was sacrificed," said Philip, bitterly.
"Upon my word, this is a family that transmits
from one generation to another tbe fine art of
hoaxing the unsuspicious."
"Philip!" A rush of indignant blood mantled
her face, and tnen left it again. She heaved a
sigh, and said, "If I had known before I mar
ried you whose daughter 1 was I would on no
account have taken you. I would have taken
no honest man for his own sake, no other for
"You know what Schofleld was to me to me
above every man. I can recall when I told you
and Janet and your mother how he had em
bittered my life, how he had ruined my father
and you all keot silence."
"Philip, you are mistaken, I never heard
"At all events, your mother and Janst heard
me heard me when they knew I was engaged
to you, and they told me nothing. It was in
famous, unpardonable. They knew how I
hated that man before I was married. Tbey
knew that I would rather have become allied
to a Hottentot than to such an one as he.
They let me marry you in ignorance it was a
fraud; and how, I ask," he raised his voice in
boiling anger, "how can I trust you when you
profess your ignorance?" He sprang to his
feet and walked across the room. "I don't be
lieve in your innocence. It was a base, a vile
plot hatched between you all, Schofleld and
the rest of you. Here am I just set on my
feet and pushing my way in an honest business,
and find myself bound by an indissoluble Dond
to the daughter of the biggest scoundrel on the
face of the globe."
Salome did not speak. To speak wonld be
He was furious; he tad lost bis trust In
She began to tremble, as she had trembled
when Mrs. Sidebottom had seen her on the
stairs a convulsive shivering extending from
the shuddering heart outward to the extremi
ties, so that every hair on her head quivered,
every fold in her gown.
"And now," pursued Philip, "the taint is
transmitted to my child. Itmighthave been
endurable had I stood alone. It is intolerable
now. These things run in the blood like
She was nigh on fainting, she lifted one hand
slightly in protest; but he was too angry to at
tend to any protest
"Can I doubt it? The clever swindler de
frauded my father, and the clever daughter
uses the inherited arts and swindles the son.
How do I know but that the same falsehood,
low cunning, and base propensities may not
lurk inherent in my child, to break out in time
and make me curse the day that I gave to the
world another edition of Beaple Yeo, alias
Schofleld, bearing my hitherto untarnished
Then she turned and walked to the door,
with her hands extended as one blind, stepping
slowly, stiffly, as if fearful of stumbling over
some unseen obstacle. She went out and he,
looking sullenly after her, saw of her only the
white fingers holding the door, and drawing it
ajar, and trying vainly to shut it pinching
them in so doing, showing how dazed she was
instinctively trying to shut the door, and too
lost to what she was about to see how to do it
CHAPTER XXXII. The Flight op Eros.
The funeral of Mrs. Cusworth was over.
The blinds were drawn up at last
When the service at the grave was concluded,
Philip and Salome returned to their home, if
that may be called home from whioh the ele
ments that go to make up home trust sym
pathy, pity, forgiveness have fled.
The sun streamed in at tbe windows, broke in
with a rude impatience, as the blinds mounted,
Hay Baled timothy, choice, $14 00; No. 1
do, 513 00; No. 2 do, 810 00U 50; loose from
wagon. S16 0018 00: No. 1 upland prairie, S10 00
10 50; No. 2, $9 008 60; picking do, S5 60
Straw Oats, 88 008 25; wheat and rye
Straw, 57 007 50Q8 00.
Though there has been a sharp decline in
bogs the past few days products remain un
changed. Packers here are carrying light
stocks, and for this reason their produots hold
up well in face of declining hog markets.
Sugar-cured hams, large, 10Kc; sugar-cured
hams, medium, lie; sugar-cured hams, small,
Uc; sugar-cured breakfast bacon, 10c; sugar
cured shoulders, 8c: sugar-cured boneless
shoulders, 9c: sugar-cured California hams.
sjc; sugar-cured dried beef uats. xc; sugar
cured dried beef sets, 9c; sugar-cured dried
beef rounds, Hc;bacon shoulders, 7c; bacon
clear sides. 8c: bacon clear bellies, bc; dry
salt shoulders, 6c: dry salt clear sides, 7c
Mess pork, heavy. S14 00: mess pork, family.
S14 50. Lard Refined in tierces, 7c; half
barrels, Tc: 60-ft tubs, 7c: 20 ft pails, 7Jc; 50
ft tin cans, 7Jcr 3-ft tin pails, 8c; 5-ft tin pails,
7c; 10-ft tin palls, 7c Smoked sausage, long,
5c; large, .5c. Fresh p'ork links, 9c Pigs feet
half barrol. Si 0C; quarter barrel, SI 90.
Armour & Co. fumish tbe following prices
on dressed meats: Beef carcasses. 450 to 550 fts,
5Kc; 550 to 630 fts, 6Xc:C50to750fts, OKc. Sheep,
8c ft. Lambs, 9c fl ft. Hogs, 6jic Fresh
pork loins, 9c
MAEKETS -BY WIEE.
Wheat Qnlet nnd About Steady Cora nnd
Onta Depressed, tbo Latter Closing
En st Bog Prodncln Dull and
Frlcen a Little Off.
CHICAGO Wheat quiet and dull to day, with
fluctuations confined to narrow limits. Nothing
specially new was developed. The feeling was
weaker early, and prices declined Hs from
opening figures, which were the same as yester
day's closing, recovered again and ruled firm,
closing about the same as yesterday. Somo ex
port demand was again reported at the sea
board. Tbero was a good demand for cash
wheat on milling account, and sales comprised
mostly winter wheat, which sold at l2c
premium over June prices.
A good business was transacted in corn, and
at a still further decline in prices. The weaken
ing influences were much the same as yester
day tho large receipts and favorable weather.
Speculative offerings wero heavy, and tho vol
ume of business quite large. Tho market
opened WSMfi lower than the closing prices of
yesterday, was steady for a time, but soon be
came weak, declining Kc, ruled steady and
closed Kc lower than esterday.
Oats were traded in rather sparingly for
future delivery. A quiet and easier feeling
prevailed and prices declined Hc, more
from an absence of buying orders than to in
creased offerings and the market closed easy;
Only a fair trade was reported in mess pork
and tbe feeling was easier. Prices declined 15
17c and the market closed quiet at inside
A quiet and rather dnll feeling prevailed in
the lard marker. Offerings were fair early,
while tbe demand was light and prices receded
67c and closed rather quiet
Trading was only moderately active in tho
market tor short ribs. Prices declined 57c
and the market closed steady at inside figures.
ice leading ruturcs ranged as ronows:
WHEAT-No. 2 u'fne, 80J8180K81c;
July, 77U77K76V.7kc; August 74?74JJ
S74fi)74c: vear. 73klS)74c
Corn No. 2 June, 33?33?i3;
July. 34W34K34Jie34Kc; August
Oats No. 2 June, 2222c; July, 222
222222Xc: August 22Kc.
MEsa jtork, per ooi. June,
.Y "W " " t.- .
sii siumi 60
11 60U 47K: July, Sll 72U 72KQ11 55
11 bo; August til 70u i'alii iWiOll (
LARD, per 100 fts June, S6 77K6 75; Julv,
S6 87K6 87K66 806 80; August JS 87
Short Ribs, per 100 fts June, S5 82K
5 80: July, S3 92K5 925 865 85; August
S5 955 92
Casn quotations were as follows: Flour quiet
and weaker; winters, S4 004 75: spring wheat
patents, S4 755 50; bakers', S3 203 50; No. 2
spring wheat 82!S3c; No. 3 spring wheat. 70
80c; No. 2 red! 82jS3c No. 2 corn. 33c H o. i
oats. 22Jc No. 2 rye. 40Kc No. 2 barley,
nominal. No. 1 flaxseed, SI 64. Prime timothy
seed, SI 36. Mess pork, per barrel. Sll 55
11 60. Lard, per 100 pounds, K 73. Short ribs
sides (looso). $5 805 WX Dry salted shoulders
(boxed), S5 12K5 25. Short clearsides (boxed),
S3 123 25. "Sugar unchanged. Receipts
Flour, 9,000 barrels; wheat 17,000 bushels: corn.
335,000 bushels; oats, 198,000 bushels: rye, LOCO
bushels; barley, 6,000 bushels. Shipments-
and revelled on the floors again, and reflected
Itself in class and gilding and china, brought
out into bloom again the faded flowers on tbe
carpets, and insisted on the bunches of roses
and jessamine, and nondescripts pn the wall
papers putting on their colors and pretense of
But there was no sunshine streaming Into the
shadowed hearts of Philip and Salome, because
over both the hand of Philip held down the
Philip, always cold, uncommunicative, al
lowing no one to lay finger on his pulse, resent
ing the slightest allusion to his life apart from
business Philip had made no friend in Mer
gatroyd, only acquaintances drew closer
about him the folds of reserve.
At one time much fuss was made about the
spleen, bnt we have come now to disregard it
to bold it as something not to be reckoned
with, and Philip regarded the heart as we do
Philip was respected, but was not popular
with his own class, and was respected, but not
popular, among tbe operatives of his mill.
Some men, however self-contained, are self
revealing in their efforts after concealment.
So was it with Philip.
Shrewd public opinion in Mergatroyd had
gauged and weighed him before he supposed
that it was concerned about him. It pronounced
him proud and honest, and capable, through
Integrity of purpose, of doing a cruel, even a
mean, thing. He had been brought up apart
from those modifying forces which affect or
ought to affect the conduct governed by prin
ciple. Principle is a good thing as a direction
of the course of conduct, but principle must
swerve occasionally to save it from becoming a
destructive force. In the solar system every
planet has Its orbit but every orbit has its de
flections caused by the presence of fellow plan
ets. Philip as a child had never lain his head
on a gentle bosom, from which, as from a bat
tery, love had streamed, enveloping him, vivi
fying, warming the seeds of good In him. He
reckoned with his fellow men as with pieces of
mechanism, to be used or thrown aside, as they
served or failed. He had been treated in that
way himself, and he had come to regard such a
cold, systematic, material manner of dealing
with his brother men as the law of social life,
That must have been a strange experience
the coming to life of the marble statue created
by Pygmalion. How low long did it take the
veins in the alabaster to liquefy? How long
before the stony breast heaved and pulsation
came into the rigid heart? How long before in
that eye stood the testimony to perfect liquefl
cation a tear?
There must have been in Galatea from the
outset great deficiency in emotion, inflexibility
of mind, absence of impulse; a stony way of
thinking of others, speaking of others, dealing
with others; an ever-present supposition that
everyone else is, has been, or ought to be
Philip had only recently begun to mollify
under the influence of Salome. But the change
bad not been radical. The softening had not
extended far below the surface, had not
reached the hard nerves of principle.
In the society of his wife, Philip had shown
himself in a light in which no one else saw him.
As tbe sun makes certain flowers expand, and
these flowers close the instant the sun is with
drawn, so was it with him. He was cheerful,
easy, natural with her, talked and laughed and
showed her attentions; but when he came forth
into the outer world again he exhibited no
signs of having unfurled.
Now that his confidence in his wife was
shaken, Philip was close, undemonstrative, in
her presence as in that of his fellows. He was
not tbe man to make allowances, to weigh de
grees of fault Allowances had not been made
for his shortcomings in his past life, and why
should he deal with Salome as he had not been
dealt by? Fault is fault whether in the grain
or in the ounce.
When Philip said the prayer of prayers at
family devotions, and came to tbe petition,
"Forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive them
that trespass against us," he had no qualms of
conscience, not a suspicion that his conduct
He forgave Salome most certainly 'he for
gave her. He bore no malice against her for
having deceived him. He was ready to make
her an allowance of 40 per annum for her
plothlng, and 30 for pocket or pin money.
Should she fall ill, he would call in a specialist
regardless of expense; if she wanted to re-fur-nlsh
the drawing-room he would not grudge
the cost Would a man be ready to do all this
unless he forgave a trespass against him? He
Flour. 5,000 barrels; wheat 102,000 bushels; corn.
215,000 bushels; oats, 238,000 bushels; rye, 3,000
bushels; barley, none.
On tbe Produce Exchange to-day tbe butter
market was verv weak; fancy creamery, 1516c;
choice to flne12K14c;flne dairies, 1214c; fair
tngood,810c Eggs firmer at 12c
New York Flour dull and heavy. Corn
meal steady. Wheat Spot weaker and quiet;
moderate milling and export demand: options
dull, weak and Kc lower. Rye quiet;
Western, 5051c Barley malt quiet
Corn Spot steadier and quiet; light offer
ings; options moderately active,
Ko lower and steady. Oats Spot dull
and Steady: ontlons nmet Inwpr anil woit
Hay quiet and steady; shipping, 6570c; good
to choice. 85cSL Hops firm: fair demand.
Coffee Options opened steady, unchanged to 5
points down and closed barely steariv .'Wain
points down: Bales, 23,600 basts, including
.uirtj, Au.voig.iu.uuc; iuue, io.4:xgjiD.ovc; July,
16.6016.65c; August lB.7516.80c: Septem
ber, 16.85ia9dc: October, 16.9517.00c:
December. 17.05017.10c; February. 17.10
17.15c; March. 17.15c: spot Rio quiet; fair
cargoes, 18JJc. Sugar Raw quiet; refined, in
better demand and steady. Molasses Foreign,
quiet; 50 test, 29c; New Orleans quiet; open
kettle, good to fancy, 2S44e. Rice steady and
fair demand? flnmpstin. 41?tfBRa;i .T.n,n j3yft
5c. Cottonseed oil, dull and easy. Tallow,
strong. Rosin quiet and steady; strained, com
mon to good, $1 07il 10. Turpentine quiet
and steadier at 39$c Eges steady and quiet;
western, 13?i14c: receipts, 3,068 packages.
Pork steady. Lard easier and dull; sales,
western steam, S7 15; city. S6 65; May, 87 12,
closing at S7 11; June, 87 11: July, $7 13,
August, $7 17: September, 57 25, closing at $7 22.
Butter Choice firm and fair demand; western
dairy, 913c; do creamery, 1317c; western
factory, 8llc Cheese unsettled and quiet;
light skims, 6H7c
Philadelphia Flour demand light but
prices steady. Wheat dull; No. 2 red May, 91
j92c: June, 8991c; July, 81S2Kc; August,
80S0JSc Corn Carlots weak and lower; fut
ures neglected and nominal; No. 4 yellow, in
Twentieth street elevator. 40c: do. in gram de
pot 41c; No. 2 mixed, in Twentieth street ele
vator. 44c; No. 2 yellow.in grain depot4144Kc:
No. 2 mixed. May. 41(51410: June. 41kT0414-.
July. 4242Kc; August 42K13c Oats-Car-lots
firm; No. 3 white. In gram depot 33Kc:
No. 2 white, 33c; do, choice, 36c: futures quiet
but steadv: No, 2 white, May, 33J31c; June,
3233c; July, 32c; August 31K31c But
ter firm and higher; Pennsylvania creamery,
extra, 1617c. Eggs steady; Pennsylvania
Baltimore Wheat Western steady: No. 2
wintcrred. spot and May. 84c; Jnne.83kc asked;
July, 8080Mc; Augnst, 80c Corn Western
easy; mixed, spot and May. 4141Jc; June, 4L
41Kc:July,41ii41c Oats quiet but firm;.
Western white, 3233c: do mixed, 2931c
Rye inactive but firm at 6455c. Hay Strictly
choice steady; others weak; prime to choice
timothy, S15 0015 5a Provisions dnll. Butter
quiet; creamery, 18c Eggs weak at 12K13c
Coffee firm; Rio, fair, ls18Jc
jCtncinnatt Flour easy. Wheat dull; No. 2
red, 8485c; receipts, 3,500 bushels: shipments,
none. Corn dull and heavy; No. 2 mixed. 35
35c Oats weaker; No. 2 mixed, 26K27e
Kye dull; No. 2, 4Sc Pork easy at SLS 12J
Lard steady at SG 57. Bulkmeats steady
Bacon in fair demand. Butter weak. Sugar
steady but firm, fcggs barely steady. Cheese
MILWAUKEE Wheat firm; cash, 76c; June,
76Jc: July.77c Corn lower: No. 3, 3?c Oats
quiet: No 2 white, 2727Jc Rye easier; No.
1, 43Jc Barley duU;No. 2, 6051c Provisions
easy. Pork, Sll 50. Lard, Sb 75.
Toledo Cloverseed dull; cash, S4 25; Octo
ber, S4 55.
Local Business Moving Along Very Nicely
for Torrid Weather A New Idea
Concerning Parka Satur
day's Oil and Stock
The business situation last week was fea
tureless so far as new developments were
concerned. There was a fair movement in
most of the staples, and prices were well
maintained. Iron was an exception, being
both'dull and weaker. Oil was traded in
on a generally lower level, but it rallied
Saturday and closed steady to firm. Stocks
were dull and neglected, with no material
change in prices. The number of real estate
transfers recorded during tbe week was 216,
representing S406,S26. Business In mortgages
The agitation in favor of public parks
breathing places for the people bids fair to
result in something tangible, sooner or later.
On this subject a business gentleman said Bat-
could not take her head, and lay it on his
shoulder, and stroke the golden hair, and kiss
tbe tears from her eyes but then be did not
ask of heaven to pet and mollycoddle him, only
to forgive him, and he did forgive Salome.
He saw that his wife's heart ached for her
mother; that she felt keenly the loss of ber
who had been to her the representative of all
matornal tenderness and consideration. That
was natural and Inevitable. But everyone has
to undergo some such partings; it Is the lot of,
humanity, and Salome mnst accommodate
herself to ber bereavement He saw that she
had not an intimate friend la the place, to
whom she could pour out heart and of whom
take counsel; but then, be also had been
friendless, till he came not to reanire a friend
and value human sympathy. What he did not
apnreclate, she must learn.to do without
He saw that she was distresssd and In agony
of mind because he was offended with her; but
this afforded him no regret She had sinned
against him and must accept the consequences.
It was a law of nature that tin should meet
with punishment, and the sinner mnst accept
his chastisement as his dne. What were the
consequences in conparison with the weight of
Procrustes had a bed on which he tied
travelers, and if their length exceeded that of
the bed he cut off their extremities: but if tbey
were shorter, be had them stretched to equal
it Philip bad his iron bed of principle, on
which he extended himself, and to this he
wonld fit his poor, tender, suffering wife.
As he and Salome returned together from the
funeral they hardly spoke to each other on the
way. Her band was on his arm, trembling with
grief and mute, disregarded appeal. He knew
that she was crying, because she continually
put her kerchief to her eyes. Tears are a mat
ter of course at funerals, as orange blossoms
are a concomitant of wedding. Mrs. Cus
worth. though not Salome's mother, bad stood
to her for IS years in the relation of one; tears,
therefore, thought Philip, were proper on this
occasion very proper.
He did not blame ber for crying God for
bid! For his own part Philip had regarded Mrs.
Cusworth with dislike; ha had seen how com
monplace, unintellectual a woman she was; but
it was of course right, quite right and proper,
that Salome should see the good side of the de
ceased. Philip wore his stereotyped business face at
the funeral, the face he wore when going
through his accounts, hearing a sermon, reprf
manding a clerk, paying his rates. He was
somewhat paler than usual, but tbe most at
tentive observer could not say that this was
caused by feeling and was not the effect of con
trast to his new suit of glossy black mourning.
Not once did he draw the little hand on his arm
close to bis side and press it He let it rest
there with as much indifference as if it were
On reaching the house he opened the door
with his latchkey and stood aside to allow Sa
lome to enter. Then he followed, hung his hat
on the stand, and blew his nose. He had
avoided blowing his nose at the crave or in the
street lest It should give occasion to bis being
supposed to affect a grief he did not feel: and
Philip was too honest to pretend what was un
real, and afraid to be thought to pretend.
He followed Salome upstairs.
On reaching the landing, where was his study
door. Salome turned to look at him before as
cending further. Her face was white, her eyes
red with weeping. Wondrously beautiful in
color and reflected light was her ruddy gold
hair bursting out from under the crape bonnet
above ber pallid face.
She said nothing, but waited expectantly,
with her brown eyes on bis face. He received
the look with imperturbable self-restraint
opened his door, and without a word went into
Salome's bosom heaved, a great sob broke
from it: and then she hastily continued her as
cent She had made her final appearand it
had been rejected.
Mrs. Cusworth had died worth an inconsider
able sum, and that she had left to Janet, as
more likely to need it than Salome.
And now that the last rites bad been paid to
the kindhearted, if stupid and illiterate, old
woman who had loved Salome as her own
child, Salome turned to her baby to pour forth
upon it undivided, the rich torrent of ber love,
gushing, tinged with blood, from a wounded
There exists a sympathetic tie in nature and
in bumaq relations of which Pnillp had never
thought that between tbe mother and tne
babe. And now the wrong done to the mother
reacted, revenged itself on her child. The lit
tle one bad been ailing for awhile, now It be
came seriously 1IL The strain to which Salome
haa been put made itself felt in tbe weak frame
of the infant that clung to her breast Salome
would allow no one to nurse her darling but
herself while its precious life was in danger,
and the child would, on its part allow no one
else to touch it It sobbed and cried and de
manded of its mother infinite patience and
pity, unwearied rocking in ber arms and hug
ging to her heart a thousand kisses, and many
tears, words of infinite love and soothing ad
dressed to it soft sighs breathed over it from
an utterly weary bosom, and earnest prayers,
voiceless often, but ever ascending, as tbe
steam of the earth to heaven.
For a while, care for the babe excluded all
other thoughts, devoured all other cares.
urday: "lam in favor of parks; tbe more of
them the better. I wonld like to see one in
every ward of the city, if that were possible.
Right here I want to make a suggestion. You
may remember that eight or nine years ago
what was called the marginal railroad scheme
attracted considerable attention, the scheme
being to build a road around the entire water
front of the city. It was killed in Councils
after a hot fight Now why couldn't this water
front say from Smith field street on the Monon-
gahela down and around the point and up the
Allegheny to Sixth street be converted into a
boulevard? Piles conld be driven and the
space filled up to almost any deslted width at
a comparatively small cost The ground is
almost worthless as It is. It is not needed for
business purposes and the city, to which it be
longs, could well spare it for the purpose indi
cated. Once filled up, it conld be beautified
with trees, shrubbery, fountains, etc, andmade
an ornament to the city and it would be large
enough for the entire population. I think the
idea is entirely practical and I am certain it
could be carried out at a less cost than most of
tbe other schemes that have been suggested."
The building trade was 5Hvely element in
local business affairs last week, the number of
permits taken out being 74, against 65 tne pre
vious week. The total cost of these buildings
Is estimated at 3193,399. Dwellings were in the
majority, but tbere were a larger number of
business houses than usual. Tbe largest per
mit was taken ont by F. M. Magee, for a resi
dence to cost $25,000. The next largest was for
the Hiland school building, to cost S24.500, ana
the third by the Free Dispensary, for a build
ing to cost $13,000, tbe present quarters being
too small and inconvenient to meet all require
ments. Pittsburg is growing.
During the past month or two there has been
a brisk movement in real estate in the Sewick
ley district down the Fort Wayne railroad,
Edgeworth and Shields stations being the
pivotal points. The demand for residence sites
is almost equal to that in the East End, owing
to the comparatively low prices, improved rail
road transit and the natural attractions of the
locality. In addition to these allurements
tbere are water, natural and manufactured gas
and paved streets. A number of .handsome
dwellings are going up at the places mentioned,
which are admirable outlets to tbe teeming
population of the city.
Business at the banks was of tbe usual rou
tine character Saturday, the aggregate of tbe
transactions being satisfactory for the season
and the weather. Tbe clearings for the week
are over $2,000,000 larger than those for the cor
responding period of 18S3, showing that some
thing must be going on. The following figures
Exchanges i 2,164,23 2s
Halances 423,899 06
.Exchanges for the week 12, JV3.577 ss
Balances for tbe week 2,153.793 37
Exchanges, dally average 2,059.262 93
Exchanges week of 188s 10,177,228 41
Balances week or 1883 1,618,050 62
Exchanges last week 12,963,385 61
JSilances last week 2,507,739 72
Exchanges to date. 18)9 247,051, 555 85
Exchanges to date. 1833 22U,271,854 80
Ualn, 1839 over 133S to date 26,779,70105
IT. 8. 4s, reg 10SH10rj
TJ. 8. 44S. coup 107il08!
U. a. 4s, reg 129!gl293
u. s. u, coup 12)4
Currency, 6 per cent 1S35 reg 121K
Currency, 6 per cent U96 reg I24$
Currency, 6 per cent, 1897 reg 1.3
Currency, (percent 1893 reg 131
Currency, 6 per cent 1899 reg 133
"Government and State bonds were quiet
The following table snows the prices of active
stocks on the New York Stock Exchange.
Corrected dally for The Dispatch by Whit
ney Stephenson, members ot New York
Stock Exchange, 67 Fourth avenue:
ing. Am. Cotton Oil.
Atcn.. Ton. a. a. V -UK
High Iow- Ing
est, est Bids.
44 43V -UK
&H 5S S.yi
51 S2Si 53
97 97 S6V
ifv ii 17V
102K 100 IKS
69 6iti can
115 112H 1124
7H MH 7H
'.'.'.'. '.'." K
98 99 98
110 169X 109V
t ? lilll j
Canaaian Pacific 35
Canada SoatUem....... 52 S
Central oCXtwjmej. 87
Chesapeake & Ohio.... 17H
C. Bur. ft Qnlncy.....10OK
C, sm. ft st l'aul.... ISH
C am. 4 at. p.. nr....ii3
C, KOCK 1. ft 1. Mil
C, tit L. ft Fltts
U, St L. ft Fltts. pf.
C St. V.. M. ft O
C, St.PM. 4 0.. pf. S3
C. ft orthwestern....lC9M
Through the long still night Salome was by he
child; she dlbTnot go to bed, she sat in tne room; .
by its crib, sometimes taking it on her lap, la
ber arms, then, when it was composed to sleep, -laying
it again in its cradle. 8he heard everv"
stroke of the clock at every hour. She could
not sleep, she could but watch and pray.
Every hour or two Philip came to Inquire
after bis child. He stood by tbe cradle when it
was sleeping there, stooped and looked at the)
flushed face and the little clenched bands; but,
when it was on Salome's lap of in ber arms ha
did not come so near, be stood apart and In
stead of examining tbe child himself, asked
about it Salome controlled herself from giv-,
log way to feeling: her composure, the confi
dence with which she acted, impressed Philip
with the idea that she had got over all other
tronbles except that caused by the child's ill
ness; and were this to pass that she would ba
herself again. ,
But through an her thought for the child
ran the burning, torturing recollection of what
Philip had said concerning it. She was not
sure that be desired that it should live live to
grow up a Beaple Yeo aScbofield. Tbe house)
was perfectly still. All the servants were
asleep. Only Salome was awake upstairs,
when, at 4 o'clock in the morning, as the day
was beginlng to break raw and gray in tbe Earn
and to look wanly In through the blind into tha
sick room Philip entered.
Salome was kneeling by the crib a swing crib
of wood on two pillars. She knelt by it she
bad been rocking, rocking, rocking, till she
conld no more stir an arm. Aching in all her
joints, with her pulses hammering in her weary
brain, sbe bad laid both hands on the crib side,
and ber brow against it also. Was sbe asleep
or was she only fagged ont and had slldden into
momentary unconsciousness through exhaus
tion ot power? Her beautifnl copper hair,
burnished in every hair, reflected the light of
tbe lamp on the dressing-table. On one deli
cate white finger was the golden hoop. She did
not hear Philip as he entered. Hitherto, when
ever he had come through the door, sbe bad
looked np at him wistfully. Now only she did
not, she remained by tbe crib, holding to it
leaning ber brow on it and tilting it somewhat
on one side.
He stood by her, and looked down on her,
and for a while a softness came over bis heart,
a stirring in its dead chambers as of returning
life. Ho saw bow worn outBhewas. He saw
that sbe wbo bad been so hearty, so strong, in
a few days had become tbin and frail in ap
pearance, that the fresh color had gone from
her cheek, the brightness from ber eye, that
the sweet dimple bad left her mouth. He saw
her love and self-devotion for her child, tha
completeness with which her soul was bound
up in it And be saw how lonely she now was '
without her mother to talk to about tbe mala
dies, the acquirements and the beanty of ber
She did not glance up at that moment or she
would have seen tokens of melting in bis cold
ue remainea standing oy ner, ana ne looitea
at the child now sleeping quietly. It was bet-
ter. he trusted.
it coma naraiy do so still un-
less it was better.
Then, all at once, Salome recovered con
sciousness, saw him, and said: "Oh, Philip,
you do not want me to die?"
Philip drew himself up.
"i ou have the crib too much tilted," he said.
He pnt his band to it to counterbalance her
weight but she raised ber head from the side
and the crib righted itself. He still kept his
hand where be had placed it without any rea
son for so doing.
"Philip," she said again, with passionate en
treaty in her voice, "you do not whh my darl
ing to diet"
"How can you ask such a foolish question."
he answered. "I am afraid the long night
watching has been too much for you."
"Ob, Philip you do love himT xou do love
him although there is somethingof me in him.
But " sbe said hastily,. -'he is mostly yours..
He is liko you, he has dark hair and eyes, and
bis name is rninp, ana ot course ne is, ne is a
Pennycomequickl Oh, Philip! You love him
"Qf course I love him; he is my child. Why'
do you dountr' v
'Because, sue saiu, x x am nismouier.
But that is all I am only a sort of superior'
nurse. He Is a Penuycomequick through and
throngb. and tbere is no no nothing of wbaS
yon dread in him."
"Yes, be is a Penuycomequick."
"He can, he will be no other than a good and
noble man. He can, he will be that, if God
"So I trust"
"Oh, Philip he Is better, so much better.
I am sure there is a turn. I thank God in
deed, indeed I do. Look at bis dear little face,
it is cool again."
He had his hand on tbe side of the crib, and .
he stooped to look at the sleeping babe. And
as he was so doing, Salome, who still knelt
put her lips timidly to his hand and kissed it
kissed it as it rested on tbe side of her babe's
Then bo withdrew hi3 hand. He took his
'kerchief out of bis pocket wiped it said
coldly, "Yes, the child is better," and left tha
Philip went to bed. He bad not asked Sa
lome if she were going to restbe had not called
up tha nurse to relieve her, though he saw and,
admitted that sht-pas worn out He had with'
drawn bis hand from, ner lips not witn intention
tonurt ner. dui tossow nerinaiiiewi.
nosed to sentimentality and not inclined to be
cajoled into a renewal of onfldence by such,
arts. That which angered aVd embittered him
chiefly was the fact that he wis tied taa woman
of such disreputable parentagv. Then: in the
next place.be could not forgive the fraud
practiced upon him in making bm marry ber
in ignorance of her real origin. He-did not in
vestigate the question whether SaLome were
privy to it He thought that it was hardly pos
sible sbe could have been kept in conMeta ,
ignorance ot the truth. It was known to Ttefi A
a tat-aw Snmi e-ininliln i-iF ft fit" 1 Aft at- rrnit ft-i-To!
stakJk wvuiu siwivivu - dutas-r iuua u a
been entertained by her. A fraud, a scandalous
one, had been perpetrated on her own show
ing by ber sister and reputed mother and even
supposing she were not guilty of taking share
In it, she must reap the consequences of tha
acts of her nearest relatives. Mrs. Cusworth
and Mrs. Baynes were beyond the reach of bis
anger, therefore It mnst fall on the one acces
sible. Salome had acquired by marriage with him a
good position and a comfortable borne, and it
was conceivable that for the sake of thesa
prospective advantages she would have ac
quiesced, if not actually concurring, in tha
wretched mean plot which had led to his con
nection with her the daughter of the most
despicable of men, and his own personal -enemy.
Philip went to bed and fell asleep, satisfied
with himself that be had acted aright, and that
suffering was necessary to Salome to make her
feel tbe baseness of her conduct
Salome finding that the child fretted, took it -
out of the cot drew it to her bosom, and seated.
herself by the window, ane naa raised tne1
blind and looked out at tbe silvery momins
light breaking in tbe east and the pale east
was not more wan than her own face. When
Psyche let-fall the drop of burning wax on tbe
shoulder of Cupid, the god of Love leaped up,
spread his wings and fled. Psyche stood at the
window watching his receding form, not know
ing whither he went bnt knowing that be went
from her withont prospect of return. So now
did Salome look from tbe window gazing forth,
into the cold sky. looking after lost love gone
gone, apparently, past recall.
(To be continued next Monday.)
Col. Coal ft Iron ....
Col. ft Hocking Val
Del.. L. ftW. M0
Del. ft Hudson. 133'A
E.T., Va. Oa
E. T.. Va. ft Oa.. 1st pf 74J4
E. T.. Va. ft Ga. 2d pf. 24
Illinois Central.. . ....115
Lake Erie ft Western.. IS?
Lake Erie ft West pr.. 59;i
Lake Shore ft M. S iraS
LoulsvUle ft Nashville. S7K
Mobile ft Ohio
Ho., K. ftTexas 12
Missouri faclflc. 72J4
Hew York Central
N. Y L. E.4 W 23'
N.Y.. L E.ftW.. nref 70'
N.Y&S. E H'.j
a. Y.. O. ft W 17
Norfolk ft Western
Norfolk Western, pf. ....
Northern Faeill- 26
Nortnern faclflc nref. 62j
UMoft Mississippi 22 i
Oregon Improvement 5-SM
Oreton -franscon ..... 35
I'eo. Dec. ft Evans
Phlladel. ft Beading.. 45K
Pullman Palace Car...l!4
Blebmona ft W. P. T.. 25H
Blchmond ft W.P.T.nf 32
St Paul ft Dulutb
St. Paul ft Duluth pf.
St P.. Minn. ftMan.10OV
St. L. ft San Fran 23
St. h. ft San Fran pf.. 59
St. L,. ft San F.lat pf.
Texas Pacific 2Ui
Union Pacific 60
Wabash preferred 23S
Western Union Sf.H
Wheeling ft L. E S6
National Lead Trust. 22
Saturday's Oil Range.
Corrected daily by John M. OaKiey & Co., 48 1
Sixth street members of the Pittsburg Petro
leutn .rixenange. sm
Opened SOW Lowest ;...'.8C-XS
Highest 82)Closed r...81!ji
Average runs '-3-JSI
Average shipments 70,5981
Average charters - - MOi
Refined, New York, 6.55c.
Keflue London, i
Kenned, Antwerp. 16"'.
Kefined. Liverpool. 6Ud.
Carrying. New York, flat: OU City, no rate;!
Draaioru, luniiiuutg, iMtMiutciiH,
WwVninr Hr-vlg Avrtarin 1nn.T3MllA 1KZ$
Caledonia B.H.,300; Consolidated California andi
Virginia. 7o0:ueaawooa, lou; .Eureka, 150; Ell
uristn, at; uowu oe varry. zuo; nomesiawo, j
730; Horn 8ilver. 110: Iron Silver. 185; Mexican,,
3f0; Mono. 140; Mutual, 110: North Belle lsle,c
133: Oohir. 440: Savage. 240: Sierra Nevada. 230:
Standard, 100: SulUTan Consolidated, 125; Yet