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Written for THE DISPATCH by-
S. BARING GOULD,
CHAPTER XLV1I. Edelweiss.
Philip could not sleep during the night that
followed the expedition to the Ober Alp. His
mind was occupied with what he bad beard.
Ho thought of the poor girl, sold by her moth
er; of her rude apprenticeship, of the risks she
had undergone; beautiful, young, attractive.
He tossed in his bed. What would become of
lierT Could she stand exposed to the dangers
that beset her, and not, as she half threatened,
throw herself overt What could be done lor
She had spoken of the freedom of her life as
giving zest to existence, but too great freedom
may pall; it had palled on the girl, and she had
put up her hands, pleading to be fitted with
light but strong manacles. What a contrast
was to be found between his life and hers! He
had been cramped and hedged about with re
strictions: she bad enjoyed an excess of liberty.
Virtue, says Aristotle, Is to be found In a happy
medium, and not virtue only, but the plenitude
and manifoldness of life can only unfurl itself
in a bappy medium between excess of freedom
and oppressive restriction. Philip was and
ever had been conscious that his abilities had
not been allowed dne expansion in the career
Into which he had been squeezed; and this
American girl, tilth doubtless splendid capa
bilities of mind and heart, had allowed them to
run riot and dissipate their fragrance in untu
tored independence. When she fixed her great
dark eyes on him. what a thrill passed through
him! and when she took his band, fire ran up
his veins, and broke into a blaze in his heart.
What could he do for herT Hon was it
possible for him to assist hcrT to be to her the
wise friend she desired? It he had made her
acquaintance two years ago it would have been
another matter, he would have thrown himself
at her feet metaphorically, of course and
asked her to take bim as her guide, protector,
and friend, to tie up her future with his, and so
each would have contributed something to the
other to make up what each lacked. Then
what a different sort of life his would have
been! His present mode of existence was
similar, only better in quality, to that he had
led before: one had been a sordid drudgery, the
present was a gilded drudgery. The difference
was in the adjective that qualified, not in the
substance of which the stuff of his life was
made up. He had now to devote the same at
tention to figures and technicalities and details
as before. The figures, technicalities details
were formerly relative to conveyancing, they
now concerned linen manufacture. Such
acquaintances as he had formed at Notting
ham had not been interested in much beyond
their business, and the acquaintance he had
formed at Mergatroyd had their interests con
centrated on their business. Art, literature,
science had been to those be knew at Notting
ham, and were to those hoknev at Mergatroyd,
names, not ideas. Was life worth living in such
surrouudings, tied to such a routiner It is said
that man as he gets older fossilizes, the cur
rents of his blood choke the arteries, veins, ves
tels of heart and brain, till like furred water
pipes and crusted boilers they can no longer
act. But as not tbe life to which be was con
demned, with its monotony, its constraint, its
isolation from the current of intellectual life
a mechanizing of man? Philip knew that
he was losing, had lost, much of his individu
ality, almost all tbe spontaneity that bad been
lodged in him by the Creator, and was grow
ing more and more into a machine, like his
spinning jennies and steam looms.
He thought of Salome. Had she
many ideas outside the round of
ordinary life? Was she not an ennobled,
sweeter lodging-house keeper? She had been
well educated, but her mind did not naturally
soar into tbe ideal world. It went up, spas
modically, like the grasshopper, a little way,
A SURYEY OF TEADE.
An Overdose of Everything in Fruit
and Vegetable Lines.
VOLUME LARGE, PROFITS SHALL
Corn and Oats Scarce and Higher, Patent
BUFF AIDES OFFHEAVY HIDES FIEM
OFFICE OF PlTTfiRURC DISPATCH, )
Saturday. July 13, 1889.
The week lias been one of abundance and
low prices in all seasonable fruits and vege
tables. Raspberries, blackberries and
whortleberries have been at their best, and
another week will bring them close to their
end of the season. Potntoes touched bed
rock at the beginning of tbe week, the best
having sold as low as $1 50 per barrel. Low
prices brought active demand, and markets are
firmer to-day with a range of Jl 25 to $1 75. It
lias not been a good week for speculation in
vegetables. Low prices tempted many to in
vest in potatoes who now wish they had not.
One ppeculator who bought a carload of Ten
nessee rose at SI 40, was glad to unload at tl.
Two such abundant seasons as this and last
have been furnish little comfort to specula tors.
Nature is so generous in her contributions
that the man who seeks to corner the products
of the earth is left every time. Said one of our
leading Liberty street merchants: "We have
had the best week on record so far as volume of
trade Is concerned. My sales of potatoes have
averaged 500 barrels dally all the week, and on
one day I reached S00 barrels.
"1 have been in various ways connected with
the produce trade of Pittsburg for almost a
third of a century, and this week has been my
best so far as volume ot trade is concerned, I
never before sold as much stuff in the same
time, and, while margins are not as big as in
former years, and we have been forced to
handle a large amount at small profits, we are
entirely satisfied with onr week's work." An-
muer icaaing commission merchant said: "Our
trade for tbe week has been good. We have
had a little too much of everything this week,
and, though producers have not reaped much
profit for time, labor and trouble, wo have not
iften handled as much stuff in the same length
of time, and the week clo-es with everything
well cleaned up. Any amountof potatoes have
been handled during tbe past week, which paid
no more than freight and commission."
The marked features of trade the past week
were the great scarcity of corn and oats and
the upward drift of flour. Tbe demand for ear
corn and choice oats has been far beyond sup
ply, and prices have been steadily going up.
Wheat has had a fall of 5c in the past day or
two. Flour, however, cannot be laid down at
any lower ligcrcs than aweek ago.
Said a leading grain ooerator. "values of
grain arc firm and receipts are light. It is ut
terly impossible to secure enough ear corn
and choice oats to meet demand. I would only
he too happy if I could get all the stuff in these
lines I want,"
Green coffee showed signs of weakness at the
beginning of the week, hut in the past few
days the tide has turned the other way. An
advance of 100 points for the week is reported
from the East. Package coffee remains un
changed, bnt a rise cannot be far away from
present outlook. Tbe only question is whether
the upward movement of options is specula
tive or not. Time will soon telL Sugars, which
for many weeks have teen tending upwari
have at last come to a standstill on account of
bearish news from .Europe. For the first time
in many weeks sugar gives signs of weakness.
Heavy steer bides of July take-off are firm at
a. slight advance on old rates. Quality is stead
ily improving, as it always does at this time of
the year, and will until tbe middle of October.
The hair on hides Is short and accumulates
least of dirt in tbe summer and early fall
month;. The late advance in buff hides has not
been maintained. Prices have drifted back to
the old figure. Calfskins are duller than ever,
with 5 cents as tbe outside rate. Sheep and
"lamb skins are in good demand at better rjriees
than any time this season. Below is scale of I
and was down on its feet again directly. She
was interested in her baby, anxious to have' her
house neat, tbe cobn ebs all away, tbe linen in
perfect order, all the towels marked and num
bered, the servants m thorough activity, the
quotients for the cake and pudding measured
in scales, not guessed. She was devoted to her
flowers also be recollected tbe hyacinths, and
certainly they bad filled his room with fragrance
and anticipation of spring. Bnt he had sent
her to sleep by reading aloud Addison's "Spec
tator," and when he tired "Shakespere" he
found that she bad no Insight into the charac
ters, and accepted the beauties rather than
seized on them.
What, Philip asked with a tremor, what If he
had never met Salome, aud bad met Arte
misia! Then, indeed, ho would have been
transported on strong wings out of tbe world
of commonplace, and tbe sound of common
talk, and the murky atmosphere of vulgar in
terests. Into a region where he would have
shaken off his half acquired habits of formal
ity, bis shyness, his cumhrousnesa and angu
larity, and become light-hearted, easy and in
dependent. In dreams we sometimes imagine
ourselves to he flying: we rise from tbe ground
and labor indefatigably with our arms as
wings; and Philip was now dreaming, though
not asleep, fancying that he conld part with
some of his gravity and by an effort maintain
himself in another sphere. He bad missed bis
way In life; be was never designed to become a
piece of clockwork, but to enjoy life, seize It
with both hands and hold it fast and drink tbe
mingled cup to the dregs, crownea with roses.
Hitherto be had not suspected that the blood
in his arteries was an effervescing wine; he
had supposed it very still.
What was to be done for Artemisia? It would
be Inhuman, not to be reconciled with con
science, to turn away, to cast her off, when she
entreated him to be ber friend and help her
with counsel. But how could he assist her? A
drowning, despairing girl cried out for help.
Could he suffer her to sink? Had he not prom
ised her his assistance?
"I am positively determined," said Mrs. Side
bottom next day, "that we shall go to-morrow
to the hospice. I want tn see it, and the dogs,
and tbe scenery. So I have ordered carriages,
and what is more, we will stay there a day or
two; then, such as like, can descend the Val
Tremola, and such as like can climb the Pizzo
"I have no objection," answered Salome.
"We must not leave Andermatt till we have
been over the pass and seen the beauties or
terrors of the further side. What do say,
"I shall be glad."
He stood up from the table.
"Where are you going, Philipf '
To Miss Durham, to invite her to join us."
"Of course." said Mrs. Sidebottom. "Let me
see, wc are eight. "Oh! it won't matter, one of
the girls can sit outside. The drivers always
walk going up hill, so that there will be five in
one carriage, and five in the other. And Miss
Dnrham will pay her share. Beside, it there is
any climbing and excursioning to be done be
will pay half of a guide."
But strange caprice in Salome, she put her
hand on Philip's arm, and said, in a low tone,1
"No! Philip; no!"
Philip looked at her with surprise. Why
should she not wish the American lady to join
the party? She was her friend. She had been
so desirous that he and Miss Durham should
conclude peace, and now that peace was agreed
upon, Salome said, "No! Philip, no!" when he
proposed to invite the Chicago girl to join
them. How capricious! How unreasonable
Salome was. She forms a wish, he hastens to
accord it, and lo! she hangs back and is dissat
isfied. His aunt's favorite expression, "Fiddlestick
prices as adopted by leading tanners and hide
dealers of Pittsburg and Allf gheny City:
Vo. I green salted stee'rs. 60'pourids and 'i
over t X
No. 1 green salted cows, all weights S
No. 1 green sailed hides. 40 to 00 pounds.. 6
No. 1 green silted hides, 2S to 40 pounds.. 5
No. 1 green salted bulls 4V
No. 1 grt.cn 6alted calfskins iX
No. 1 green salted eal kips 4J4
No. 1 green salted runner kips. 3
No. 1 green steers, SO pounds and over.... 7
No. 1 green cows, all weights 4J4
jso. 1 green bulls 4
No. 1 green hides, 40to60pounds 4X
No. 1 greeu hides, 25 to 40 pounds 4K
No. I green calfitklna 5
No. 1 green veal kips 4
o. 1 green runner Kips 3
btafepskins 15 075
Tallow, prime i'4
TOO HOT TO HUSTLE.
Effects of Torrid Temperature Felt In Many
Lines of Trade.
Hot weather may be a blessing, but it
should be taken in small doses and in tbe
shade. It was too much for the hustlers last
week, and tbe result was an apathetic feel
ing in business circles and a comparatively
small volume of transactions, although con
siderably larger than for the-corrcsponding
time in 1883. Stocks and petroleum were
featureless, and closed at declines from the
opening. The total sales of stock reported
were 3,793 shares, of which Electric con
The number of mortgages recorded was
1C4, representing 389,889. This is a slight
decrease in cumber from the previous week,
but a gain in amount Beal estate main
tained its customary activity. The number of
transfers recorded was 206, involving $727,902.
Jobbers reported a large trade in seasonable
goods. Tbe close was characterized by a cheer
ful and hopeful feeling all round.
The future of real estate in Pittsburg Is a
most interesting subject to all who give
thought to it. A great deal of money has been
made by the immense advance in values in the
last ten years. The movement has been stead
ily upward since 1879, when tbe Iron trade re
vived. That great advances will also take
placo in the future no one doubts, but where
to look for them is the important Question, as
to-whicb any ten persons would be liable to
give as many different opinions.
One or the sections from which great things
were expected was Fifth avenue extension, be
tween the Court House and Soho. When
talk favored the cutting down of tbe "hump"
prospects looked bright for speculation out
there. After the "hump" project 'fell through
there was a period of dullness. Now, however,
activity is again apparent in that quarter not
in sales, but In improvements. A better class
of stores Is being established along the avenue.
They look also as if they have come prepared
to do business. In the ten to twenty thousand
people the cable line carries dally they will
doubtless find abundant custom later on.
Property on Fifth avenue extension ranges
from about $100 per foot near the Court House
to about $150 per foot beyond the market
There was only one transaction at tbe stock
call Saturday, tbat of 100 shares of La Noria
at a decline. Electric was offered at SO,
with 48 bid. Holders of it are not anxious to
sell at present quotations. Philadelphia Gas
conld have been bought at S6 Tbe best hid
was 3C. Pittsburg and Western common was
offered at 13, with 12 bid; for the preferred
20 was tbe best figure that could have been
obtained. There is said to he' a quiet buying
movement in tbts stock; on tbe strength of bet
ter management and increased earnings, which
will cause some surprise later on.
The Tractions were weak. Central being of
fered at 31; for Citizens' GS was bid. Pitts
burg was neglected. Nobody wanted Pleasant
Valley or Pittsburg, Allegheny and Manches
ter. Cheap lots of any of these, however,
would not have gone a-begging. There was a
good demand for bank and Insurance stocks,
but orders were below tho market. There was
no change in conditions, and .no news to affect
values, which, with two or three exceptions,
were well sustained throughout tho week.
The following table Jhowsthe prlcesof active
stocks on the New York Stock Exchange.
Corrected daily for The-Dispatch by Whit
ney A Stephenson, members of New York
Stock Exchange, 57 Fourth avenue:
Hlgn- Low inr
' .. . . i- !- eat. Jlldi.
Am. Cotton On Ulf KH t3i UH
ends!" rose to his lips. He was not the man to
be turned away by the wayward, unreasoned
fancies of his wife. "Why not?" he asked.
But Salome gave him no answer. She bad
formed no motive In her heart for asking him
not to invite Miss Durham; she had not con
sidered a reason. She reddened to tbe roots of
her bair, but neither gave a reason nor repeated
There lingered all that day a little something,
a dissonance of mood between Philip and Sa
lome: neither conld account for it. He was
silent; be wandered about the hotel and tbe
grounds with a hope to light on Miss Durham.
He did not go Into the salle or on the terrace,
Into the reading room, or about the garden
searching for ber. He did not ask tbe waiters
where she was, but be looked about wherever
be went, expecting to tee her, and when he
found her not in reading room or salle, on ter
race or in garden, ho felt that tbe place was
uninteresting, and he must perforce go else
where. Salome was gentle, as usual, spending much
time with her baby, showing it to those guests
who were so gracious as to notice it,and smiling
with pleasnre when it was admired; but she
was not herself, not as happy as she had been.
Hitherto the only jar to her content washer
husband's prejudice against Artemisia; now tbe
jar arose she did not explain to herself bow it
arose, but she wished that Philip had not gone
so far in his change of sentiment. Yet with
her natural modesty and shrinking from blame
casting, she reproached herself for grudging to
her friend that friendship which she had her
self invited Philip to bestow.
The next day was lovely, with a cloudless
sky, and the carriages departed. Some grum
bling ensued and bad to be resisted, on the part
of the drivers, Decause five persons were
crammed into one carriage. Mrs. Sidebottom
pointed out that tbe driver would walk. That
was true, was tbe reply, but not till Hospenthal
was reached; moreover, the horses could not
draw more than four up the St. Qottbard road
to the Hospice. There was still snow over a
considerable tract; however, at length the dif
ference was overcome by the promise of a small
extra payment two and a half francs extra
threw such energy into the horses, increased
their pon er of traction so they co nsented for
that pnee to draw five Instead of four persons
up the ascent from Hospenthal to the Hospice.
In one carriage, that in front, sat Mrs. Sidebot
tom, Janet and the Captain, and one of the
girls, tbe youngest. In the other carriage were
Salome and Miss Durham, Philip and the two
other Labarte girls.
But Philip did not remain long in It: at tbe
steep ascent above the little picturesque clus
ter of houses, church and castle that consti
tute Hospenthal, be get out and walked.
The banks were overgrown with the Alpine
rhododendron, as flames bursting out of the
low olive green bushes, and Philip hastened to
pick bunches for the ladies. By a singnlar
chance the best flowers and those best ar
ranged went to Miss Durham.
"See dere?" said the driver, taking off bis
hat. "Vot Ishdat? Dat is Edelweiss. You
He held his dirty brown cap to Philip and
showed him a tuft of white flowers as though
made out of wool. Philip had never seen the
"Are these found here, in these mountains?"
"Jawohl! round here. Up.hlgh! Sheer' The
man pointed with his whip to the rocky heights.
"She grow up very high, dat vlower you give
to your loaf I"
"Jawohl!" The man winked, put his band to
his heart. "To your loaf shatzl You under-shtand-"
Philip flushed dark. He was hot with walk
ing. "Let me have some of that flower. You
shall have it back. No, thank you, not your
The man pulled the blossoms ont from the
dirty ribbon that retained them. "Dey is dry.
But you should shee when dey fresh."
Philip took tbe little flowers to tbe side of tbe
"Look ,at these," he said. "The man calls
them no I cannot say the name."
"Edelweiss," said Salome. "I have sen It
dried In tbe shop windows. It is rare."
"Edelweiss means tbe noble white flower,"
said Miss Durham. "It grows far from human
habitation, and is mcch sought after. I have
never found it myself, and never had any fresh
picked given to me."
II. s. 4crez
....128;m. K. 41. Gen. 5s ,
U. 8. 4a. coup 129MI
Mutual Union 6s
u. s. 4X reg iwx
V. 8. 4,s. coup 10SX
Missouri 6s 100
lenn. new set. 6.1....10G
N. J.C. Int. Cert.
Northern l'ac lsts
Northern l'ac 2da
Oregon ft Trans. 6a. 105
lenn. new set. SS....102M
SUL. &I.M. Uen. 5a 86
St. I-.tb.K. Gen.M.118
Su Paul consols ....126U
SUM. Chi ft-fclsts.118
Tx., PcL. O.Tx Bs. SX
lenn. newset.as.... n
Canada So. 2di WM
On. Pacific, lsts 114
Den. ft K. Q., HU...m
Den. ft It. (). 4s n
Eric, 2da 102M
il.li.4T.Qen. 6a.. 63
union l'ac. lsti...117V
West bhore aoo).
Closing quotation, of Philadelphia stocks, fur
nished by Whitney ft Stephenson, brokers. No. 57
Fourth avenue. Members New York stock Ex
change. BM. Asked.
Pennsylvania Uallroad ttx 51 H
Beading 29 MS
Lehigh Valley MX 63 M
Lehigh Navigation an ax
Nortnern Pacific...... SX W
Ateb. ft Toe. lit 7.. 116
wis. Central pf....
Calumet ft Hecla....
W aler Power
Attn. ftToD. IC H... ssl
Ho.tou ft Albany,. .216
Boston ft uaise.....i
C. IS. ft (J. 100
Eastern R. B 99!i
Fnnt.tPereM. nfd. 97
Mexican cen. com.. KX
Mex.u.lstmtg. dqs. u.
N. y. ANewnc... SOX
N. Y. &N.E.7S....128J4
Saturday's Oil Ranee.
Corrected dally by John M. Oaciey A Co., 45
Sixth' street, members of the Pittsburg Petro
Opened , 91 VI Lowest tilf
Highest 91,1 Closed si4
Average runs 51,956
Average shipments 7S.022
Average charters. 65,181
Refined, New York, 7.20c.
Krnnc-, London, 5Vd.
Befined, Antwerp. 17f.
Befined. Liverpool, C3-1M.
A. a. McOrew & Co. quote: Putt, WJic;
, Wool Markets.
St. Louis Receipts to-day, 420,018 pounds;
the market showed no material change dnrlng
tbe week, continuing quiet and steady; prices
Toledo Cloverseed quiet; cash, $4 60;. Octo
Ateb.. Top. & S.F.... SSVf
Canadian faciflc. ...... w?i
Central of Hew Jersey.lll
Chesapeake & Ohio.... HW
C Bur. ft Ouli.cr..... 09"4
C, Mil. & Bt. Jfaul.... CSX
C J111.& Bt. P., pr....l07
C KockL 1' 11)4
C M. L. & Flits
C St. P..M. &U 32X
C &t. P..M. AO.. pr. ....
0. ft Northwestern.... 107
Cft Northwestern, pr. ....
Col. Coal ft Iron 29M
Col. ft llocklug Vat
Del.. L. 4W 14554
Del. ft Uudaon MX
Denver ft Bio U.. ni
E.T.. Va. ftUa ....
E.T.,Va. &Oa. 1st pf. ....
E. T Va. ft Oa. Zd pr. ....
Lake Erin ft Western.. 17
Lake Erie ft West. Dr.. E8H'
Lake Snore ft M. S 103H
Louisville ft Nashville. to!4
Mobile ft Ohio 13
lo., K. ft Texas
Missouri facine M
New York Central 106
N. V.. L. E. ft V Xii
N.V.. L E. V., pref ....
N. V.. C. A St. L IS
N. r ix ft St. L. nr.
N.V.. C. Abt.L.Zd nf ....
N. VAN. SO
N. V.. O. ft V 17
Norfolk a Weitern
-Norfolk Western. ct. SI
Northern Paclne 27,'i
Nortnern faclflc oref. C4
Ohio ft MIulMlppl SSX
Oregon Improvement. .. .
Oregon Tranacon 323(
1'hllade). ft Beading.. 6H
rullman 1'alace Car. ..1S4H
Richmond ft V. V. .. 233$
Kichmond ft W.I'.T.pI TtX
tic L. ft San Fran .-.
St. L. ft 8an Fran pr.. 57
St.L. ft San IT. lit pf.. ...
Texas X'aclne 19
Union I'acinc tTi
Wabash preferred 29H
Western Union MM
Wheeling ft L. -.... es
Sugar Trust 109
National Lead Trust.. 23
Chicago Gat Trust 56 3
"Would you like some?" asked Philip..
"Very much Indeed," answered Artemisia.
"If it be possible to get any, you shall have
It," he said. Then be walked on.
The fore carriage was stopped, sndMrs Side
bottom was descending with Claudine Labarte,
whom she had persuaded to get out with her
and pick flowers, thus leaving the Captain and
Janet by themselves.
"Before long," said Mrs. Sidebottom, "we
shall be beyond the line where flowers grow, so
we must make the best of our opportunity now.
Then Mrs. Sidebottom fell back to where
Philip was and took his arm, and pressed it,
looked up at him humorously and said: "I
have a bit of news to tell you. He is going to
propose. That Is why Ihavo got Felicite out of
"Lambert, of course. Not tbe driver. And
to J anet. Have you not seen It coming?"
"But perhaps she will not have htm."
"Fiddlestick ends! Of course she wilL Don't
you see that she likes him, and has been draw
ing him on. Beside, I sounded her. The only
dfficulty is about Salome."
"How can she be a difficulty?"
"Oh. she may think It too soon for them to
got married when Mrs. Cusworth died so re
cently." "Then they can postpone the marriage." .
"Fiddlefaddle! Of course not Always strike
while the iron is hot. That is Edelweiss In
yoar band, is it? Ob, could you manage to
find or get a man to find some quite fresh, for
Lambert to present to Janet? It is the correct
thing in the Alps. The graceful accompani
ment of a declaration."
"I will try. to get some," said Philip.
"Lambert, you see, will be too much engaged
with Janet to go far himself: besides, be is not
able to take great exertion. Climbing has a
deteriorating effect on the trouser-knees.lt
makes them baggy. You will get him some?"
"I will go searching for Edelweiss when we
reach the Hospice," said Philip. To himself
he muttered, "But not for LambertandJanet."
CHAPTER XLVLTL Trapped.
For the last hour of the ascent the carriages
passed through snow, not continuous, but be
tween wal's cut in the avalanches and drifts
that bad formed in the basins. The air was
cold. The ground was so wet through melted
snow that Philip and Mrs. Sidebottom and
Mdlle. Labarte were obliged to ride. The walls
of snow had fallen in here and there, so that
tho horses were obliged to Sounder through.
The scenery was bleak and wintery. The
ladles shivered. At length the lake was reached
in which the Reuss has its source, and a little
beyond it the roofs ot tbe hospice and the inn
were visible. In ten minutes the shivering
party was assembled in tbe salle-a-manger,
which was heated, and was ordering dinner.
The monks have been banished for many
years, and the hospice let by the Canton of
Tessin to an innkeeper of Alrolo, who with his
.worthy wife and family have been in no way
inferior in hospitality. In care for the poor
travelers, and In providing for the comforts of
the rich than were the Brothers of old.
SIgnora Lombard), stout, hale and smiling,
was in tbe hospice, exerting all her energies
to get food ready for tbe large party that bad
come In. Wines the best of North Italy were
to be had, and veal in various form?; but al
ways veal, call it what you will.
"Oh! my goodness, gracious mcP cried Mrs.
-SldeDottom. "there is a dog a Mount St. Ber
nard dog! Ob! the size! the beauty! It must
become the rage. Why I have heard of more
than 200 being given for a tulip, and what
would not be given tor Such a dog as this and
with pulmonary complaint too, that develops
on the plains."
"You do not mean to say, aunt, that you are
going to invest in shares In the Beaple Yeo
dog-breeding establishment?" said Philip
"Colonel Yeo are you speaking about?" In
terrupted Miss Dnrham, eagerly. "Do tell me
do you think he will establish his claims to
the title ot Schofield?"
"He can establish his title to that name
whenever he pleases," said Philip, "and once
more, if you have any regard for our feelings,
you will not mention that person again in our
bearing. Oh! here in this' glass on the table
are some draggled specimens of the white
fluffy flower you call Edelweiss. Perhaps our
landlady, SIgnora Lombard!, will tell us if it
DOMESTIC - MARKETS.
Potatoes Are Firmer Eggs Steady
Country Butter Weak.
SEASONABLE UERRIES ABDNDAHT.
Corn and Oats Easier Cereal Eeceipts
.Above Last Week,
COFFEE OPTIONS STILL BISING
Office or Pittsburg Dispatch, 1
Saturday; July 13. 18S9.
Country Produce Jobbing Prices.
The movement of eggs, cheese and creamery
butter was unusually active yesterday. Coun
try butter is slow at nominal prices, a result of
extra pasturage. Lemons and oranges are firm
at an advance in rates. Potatoes are a shade
firmer than they have been for a week past.
All berries in season are in full supply. The
housewife who aims to lay up In store for win
ter, raspberry jam. must needs be active, as the
season's goal Is nearly here. Apples coming to
markets are scarcely up In quality to those re
ceived in the early part of the week. The
week's trade in produce lines has been large,
especially in lines of potatoes, cabbage, toma
toes and onions. As to profits, only they who
have sold on commission have reaped any har
vests from the week's trade. Speculators who
ventured on potato deals on account of low
prices have found little to encouraga them in
this week's deals, and the one who comes out
even is lucky.
Butter Creamery, Elgin, 1819c; Ohio do,
1718c; fresh dairy packed, 12013c; country
Beaks SI 751 90.
Beeswax-2$S0c a for choice; lowgrade,
Cider Sand refined, $6 507 SO; common,
S3 G04 00; crab elder, S3 008 0 $ barrel;
cider vinegar, 1012c gallon.
CHEESE-Ohio. 8Kc; New York, IOQIOHc;
Limburger, 89c; domestic Sweitzer, B)c
12Kc: imported Sweitzer, 22Kc
California Fruits California peaches,
$4 C0i 50 V box; cherries, J3 00; apricots, $4 00
4 50; plums, $4 004 60.
Eggs 15Kl6c y dozen for strictly fresh:
goose, 30c dozen.
Fruits Apples. 2 003 00 ?? barrel: pine
apples, tl 00Q1 2S ifl dozen; red raspberries. 10
12c ! quart: black raspberries, 5fi8c ffl quart;
whortleberrles,.75cfl 00 fl pall; blackberries,
68c quart; wild goose plums, 12 50 crate;
currants. $5 v1 2-busbel stand: watermelons.
J15 00630 00 $ hundred. ,
Feathers Extra live geese, 5080c; No. L
do, 404ou; mixed lots, 3035c ? ft.
New Potatoes SI 251 75 barrel.
Poultry Live chickens, SOigOOc pair;
undrawn chickens, 10012c ft; drawn, 1415c
SEEDS Clover, choice, ISS fts to bushel, $5 60
H bushel; clover, large English, 62 lis. S6 00;
clover. Alsike. S8 50; clover, white, $9 CO; timo
thy, choice, 45 fts. Jl 65: blue grass extra
clean. 14 ft. 90c: blue grass, fancy, 14 ft, SI 00;
orchard crass, 14 Bs. 81 63; red top, 14 fts. SI 25;
millet, 50 fts. SI 00; German Millett, 60 fts.
SI 60; Hungarian grass, 60 fts. Jl CO; lawn
cras, mixture of fine grasses, $2 50 9 bushel
of 14 fts.
Tallow Country, 45c; city rendered, 5
Tropical Fruits Lemons, fancy. Ji00
5 50 V box; Messina oranges, S5 005 60 V Iox;
rodl. $4 5005 00; California oranges. 4 mil 75
fl box; bananas, S2 50 firsts. SI 50 good seconds,
'(1 bunch; cocoanuts. 14 001 60 W hundred:
new fig's, 8K6c f ft; dates. 5K6Kc V
Vegetables Tomatoes, Mlssissippls, four
basket cases 1 Cl 75; beans, round wax
f anfcy, S2 50 ?! crate; beans, round wax medium,
12 00 1 crate: beans, round green, J2 2502 60;
new beef, 202oc dozen; cucumbers, 75c
SI 00 V bushel hox; radishes, large white and
gray, 3035c VI dozen; cabbage, two-barrel
crates. Louisville and St. Louis, SI 602 00;
Eastern, single barrel crates, SI 00I 25; new
celery, 6060c p dozen.
Coffee options are still on the upward drift,
and a rise of 25 points was reported from New
York yesterday. Packages are unchanged, but
from present appearances will go up higher in
a day or two. Sugars are not so firm, and late
advices from foreign shores are of a bearish
Green Coffee Fancy Bio, 21922c; choice
grew near this inn."
"Oh. Sjgnor." answered the stout woman, "it
is to be found by the searchers, hut I have
never discovered it. I am too fat to climb, and
besides my day for Edelweiss is over.' Bhe
laughed and shook her sides as though she had
made a good joke. "I leave tbe Edelweiss to
the yonng people." Her eye rested with a sly
twinkle, first on the Captain and Janet, about
whom there could be no doubt, and then on
Philip and her eye hesitated a moment be
tween Salome aud Artemisia and then rested
on the latter. Philip looked uneasily out of
tbe little window at the bleak outer world.
When dinner was finished the afternoon was
advauced. Philip went out in front of the inn,
on the platform of rock npon which it is built.
Some of the ladies talked of taking a stroll to
the head of the Val Tremola, hut deteimin'ed
not to go far; they would reserve their strength
for the ensuing day. He did not volunteer to
accompany them. He had another scheme in
his head. Outside the inn was a gnide loung
ing about, Bmoking and calling to such as passed
in the road.
Philip signed to him that he desired to speak
to him. and the man came to him with alacrity,
bnt shook his head and pointed to one of the
snowpeaks. He could speak only Italian and
Philip only English. They were obliged to
converse in dumb show. Philip showed him
the flower of Edelweiss he had brought from
the table Inside. The man nodded his head.
Philip raited his eyebrows in note of query and
pointed to the rocks around.
"SI! sir' answered tbe man, shaking bis head
like a poised China mandarin.
"All about there? anywhere?" asked Philip,
speaking very loud, as though by loudness be
could make the man comprehend.
"Oh! if it is anywhere I can find it easily."
The man shook his head and again pointed to
a snow peak over which a film of cloud was
forming, then being blown away, then forming
"Do you mean that it is not out there?"
asked Philip. "I knew that as well as you.
There are only ice and snow yonder. Bless my
soul, what idiots these men are I"
Then be went back into the inn to equip him
self with gaiters and strong boots, and to fetch
his stick, with a chamois horn for a handle,
that he had bought. Whilst be was engaged
fastening his 'leggings, be heard the voices of
the young ladles outside the house. They were
starting for a walk. Presently he descended
from his room and studied the map of the dis
trict, suspended in tbe salle, till he thought he
had it well impressed on his brain, after which
he sallied forth. The guide was no longer out
side. Tbe afternoon was verging to a close,
and no one would be likely to require his ser
vices, he supposed; consequently he badretirod
to tbe lower room of the hospice on a level
with the road, where the drivers and carriers,
the guides and peasants were regaled with sour
Philip was relieved to see that the fellow was
no longer there. He might have wanted to
come with him and show him the way, and it
would have been Irksome to trudge beside a
man with whom it was not possible to con
verse; besides. Edelweiss was to be found
everywhere. Madam Lombard! had said, if
looked for on the rocks. Those guides made
difficulties about finding it, so as to induce the
uninitiated and easily persuaded to engage
them to direct them to spots where it grew.
Philip resolved to go by himself. He would
not go far, he could not lose his way; there
were no yawning chasms down which he might
tumble that he could see, and avalanches, be
was told, fell In the early spring. He must do
some climbing, of course, because tbe tourists
would have picked all the Edelweiss within
reach on both sides of the road, and he must
scramble to places they bad not ransacked, but
he would notgo into any danger; he would keep
bis eye on the Hospice, or at least, the road.
Along the road he trudged In his heavy boots
till he came to a great weather-beaten crucifix,
that marked the beginning of the descent on
the Italian side. Tbe cross was painted dull
red, but the paint had peeled away in patches,
blistered j frost or sun. Philip looked up
wonderingly at it. How out of place it seemed
there, in that wilderness of bare rock and pure
snowl He seemed to be in the midst ot a pri
meval world, which bad not yet begun to pro.
duce green trees and herbs, the fowl and living
beasts all around was utter silence, the world
around was lifeless. The sun was behind the
great wall of snowy glacier mountains, and the
vapor was collected like smoke on Its bead.
Rio, 18K20c: prime Bio. 18c; fair Bio, 17018c;
old Government Java, 26c; Maracaibo, 2223c;
Mocha, 2723c; Santos, 1922c: Caracas
2022c: peaberry, Bio, 2123c; La Guayra, 21
Boasted (In papers) StandardTbrands,21c:
high grades 232oc; old Government Java,
bulk. SmSHic; Maracaibo, .2326c; Santos.
lQK21ci peaberry, 24c; peaherry, choice
Bio. 23c: prime Rio, 20c; good Bio, 20c; ordi
Spices (whole) Cloves, 2125c; allspice, 9c;
cassia, 89c; pepper, 19c: nutmeg; 7080c.
Petroleum (jobbers' prices) llu test,7c;
Ohio, 120, 8Uc; headlight. 150. 8Jc; water
white, 10c; globe, 12c; elaine, 15c; carnadine,
llc; royaline. 14c.
bYRUPS Corn syrups, 2629c; choice sugar
syrups, 33S33c: prime sugar syrup, 3033c;
strictly prime. 8335c: new maple syrup, 90c
N. O. Molasses Fancv. 4Sc: choice. 46c: me
dium, 43c; mixed, 4042c
Soda Bi-carb in kegs.34c; bi-carb in Js,
5c; bi-carb, assorted packages. 5(6c; sal
soda in kegs, lJic: do granulated. 2c
Candles Star, full weight, 9c; stearine, fl
set, 8Jc; parafflne, ll12c
Bice Head. Carolina, 77c: choice, 6Ji
7c; prime, 5K6Jic: Louisiana, o6Kc
Starcu VearL 3c: cornstarch, 5k7c; gloss
Foreion Fruits Layer raisins, J2 65; Lon
don layers, S3 10; California London layers,
$2 50; Muscatels, S2 25: California Muscatels,
SI 85; Valencia, new. 67c; Ondara Valencia,
768c; sultana, 8c; currants, new, 45c;
Turkey prunes, new, 45c; French prunes,
813c; Salonlca prunes, in 2-ft packages, 8c;
cocoanuts. -jfl 100, SS 00; almonds, Lan per ft,
20c; do Ivica, 19c; do shelled, 40c; walnuts, nap..
1215c; Sicily filberts, 12c: Smyrna figs. 12
16c; new dates, 56c; Brazil nuts, 10c; pecan-,
ll15c; citron, per ft, 2122c; lemon peel, per
ft, 1314c; orange peel, 12c
Dried Fruits Apples, sliced, per ft, 6c:
apples, evaporated, 6466c; apricots, Califor
nia, evaporated, 15lbc; peaches, evaporated,
pared, 2223c;-peacbes, California, evaporated,
unpared, 10!2Xc; cherries, pitted, 2122c;
cherries, unpitted, 66c; raspberries, evapor
ated, 2424Kc; blackberries, 7KSc; huckle
Sugars Cubes, 10V10c; powdered, 10U
10JsC; granulated, 9c: confectioners' A.9
9c; standard A. 9V&;softwhites99c; yel
low, choice, &39Kc; yellow, good, SJ43S$c;
yellow, fair, 8c: yellow, dark, 7c
Pickles Medium, bbis (1,200), S4 50; medi
um, halt bbls (600), S2 75.
Salt No. 1. f) bbl. 95c; No. lex. V 1M. SI 05;
dairy, V bbl, SI 20; coarse crystal. 1 bbl, SI 20;
HIgglns' Eureka, 4-bu sacks, S2 bO; Higgins'
Eureka, 16-14 ft pockets, S3 00.
Canned Goods Standard peaches SI SO
1 90: 2ds SI S01 35; extra peaches SI 601 00;
pie peaches 00c; finest corn, Sll 60; Hid. Co.
corn. 7090c; red cherries 90cSl; Lima beans
SI 10: soaked dn, 85c: string do do, 7585c; mar
rowfat peas. Jl lol 15: snaked peas, 7075c;
pineapples $1 401 50; Bahama do, S2 75: dam
son plums 95c: greengages, SI 25; egg plum?,
(2; California, pears S250; do greengages, S2: do
rKK 1'iuujB, e; ejk ra wuiie cuernea, 9 uu; reu
Cherries, 2 ft-. 90c; raspberries, SI 4001 50;
strawberries SI 10; gooseberries, Jl 301 40;
tomatoes 82K92c; salmon, 1-ft, 51 752 10:
blackberries. Sue; succotash 2 ft cans snaked.
99c: do green, 2 fts SI 251 60: corn beef, 2-ft cans
51 75: 14-ft rans SI3 60; baked beans, SI 4ol 60;
lobster, 1-ft. SI 751 SO; mackerel, 1-ft cans,
broiled. SI 60; sardines, domestics Ks S4 15
4 60: sardines domestic J4s S8 258 60; sar
dines, imported, t. SU 6012 60; sardines im
ported, Us. $18; sardines mustard, 54; sardines,
spiced, SJ 25.
Fish Extra No. 1 bloater mackerel. $30
bbl.; extra No. 1 do. mess S40; extra No. 1
mackerel, shore, S32: extra No. 1 do, messed.
S56: No. 2 shorn mackerel, 124. Codfish Whole
pollock, 4KC fl ft; do medium, George's cod,
be: do large, 7c; boneless hake, in strips 6c; do
George's cod in blocks GKS'Kc Herring
Bound shore. So 00 W bbl: split, 57 00: lake,
52 50 9 100-ft bait bbL White fisb. J7 DC M 100
ft half bbl. Lake trout, So 50 fl halt bbL
Finnan haddock. 10c ft. Iceland halibut, ISc
W ft. Pickerel. K barrel, 12 00; V barrel, SI 10;
Potomac herring, $5 00 barrel. S2 60 ? K
Buckwheat Flour 22Jic ft.
Oatmeal S6 308 60 fl bbl.
Miners' Oil No. 1 winter strained, 5S60c
f) gallon. Lard oil, 75c .
Grain, Flour and Feed.
Total receipts as bulletined at the Grain Ex
change, 24 cars By Pittsburg, Fort Wayne
and Chicago, 3 cars of corn. 9 of oats 2 of hay,
1 of flour, 1 of wheat. By Pittsburg. Cincinnati
and St Louis 1 car of mlllf eed, 8 of nats By
Baltimore and Ohio, 1 car of oats, 1 of flour. By
Pittsburg and Lake Erie, I car of flour and
foSd, 2 cars of flour. Sales on call: 1 car fine
winter wheat bran. Sll 50, 6 days, Pennsylvania
lines; 1 car bran and middlings, bran, 112; mid
dlings, SIS, Pennsylvania lines. Shell corn and
oats are a shade weak'er than for several days
owing to liberal receipts. Ear corn is scarce
and In demand at outside quotations Beceipts
bulletined for tbe week were 151 cars against
121 last wMk and 159 tb e previous week.
so that the prospect seemed to he that of a
world such as existed when there was light but
the sun was uncreate. And. in the center of
this inchoate, unvitalized world, stood tho cru
cifix. The mountains looked down on it, the
glaciers frowned on it, as a thing of to-day, as
though they said, "We were before ever you
were dreamed of, and we shall bo long after
mankind has ceased to believe In self-devotion.
and.has come to laugh at every creed save the
idolatry of self."
Then Philip diverged from the road, and
began to climb. There was a valley opening
here from the highest peaks, down which a
little rill fell: and on the flank ot the mount
ain which faced the south there was compara
tively little snow, and Philip saw tracts of
moss and herbage. That would bo tbe garden
of tbe Edelweiss; there be mnst search, and he
would find the desired flower wlthont serious
He as surprised to find tbe distances greater
than they appeared. In that highly rarefied
and clear air things far off appeared close, and
dimensions as well as distances were deceptive.
He found green carpets of dwarf campion,
studded with pink flower, dense as moss; And
in the bogs soldanella shaking their delicately
fringed purple bells hut no Edelweiss. Dis
appointed in his search on tbe slope which had
promised, be crossed the brook and crept along
the flank of-tbe opposite mountain: ho would
turn its shoulder and get to the side well ex
posed to tbe sun; that which he had just ex
plored was, he now perceived, shut off from all
but vertical rays by the mountain ridge south
of it. He groped and scrambled, turned back,
went higher, had long lost sight of tbe Hospice,
had not, indeed, rembembered to look for it.
I when suddenly he was enveloped in dense
white fog. He could, however, see tbe sun
tbrough it like a copper ball, but only for a
minute, and then it sank behind a ridge, at
least so he supposed, for it was extinguished
gradually. He must now retrace his steps.
He dare not advance; he thought he eould find
his way back. He remembered several land
marksa rock, on the top of which was some
dwarf shrub, like a wig worn by an bid fellow
he knew at Nottingham, and a furrow which,
if be followed it, mnst lead him to tbe brook.
But he soon found that be bad lost all sense of
direction; the disappearance of the sun had
taken from him the only clew as to the points
of the compass.
He was lost. He sat down for a moment and
wiped his face: the water was streaming off it.
He was cot as yet alarmed, only vexed vexed
especially at his having made this expedition
in vain. He would have to return without the
"That is old Jarvis' bead with the wig thrust
back I" he said, as a nodule of Tolled rock ap
peared through tbe mist. But when be took a
second look at it he doubted.
"I wish I bad brought a whisky flask with
me," he muttered. "I am beginning to feel an
ache In my muscles."
He stumbled on, and cow. to his alarm, saw
that the darkness was closing in rapidly. He
had not considered, when he started, that in
tbe south of Europe there is co twilight, and
that niht comes after day without hours of
Now it flashed upon him that what tbe guide
had meant when indicating the mountain top
wreathed in vapor was not that Edelweiss
grew there, hut that the weather was going to
change, or the fog to descend. He hurried ou,
but did not know in what direction he was
going. Ho was on a steep slope of snow that
stretched before him apparently Interminably,
lost Itself in vapor and curled ever and en
veloped him as In an anple-ple bed, a cold,
sheet of white below, before, above , behind.
And, at that moment, be saw on tbe rock
above him, almost within reach. Ttha white,
starry, nodding bead of an Edelweiss; the
wooly flower was burdened with the moisture
that had condensed on it from the fog, and
was hanging over the stone to shake itself
With an exclamation of satisfaction Fhlllp
sprang up the slope, caught the rock with tbe
hook of his stick, and tore the Edelweiss away.
Had tbe crook of his stick been what it pro
fessed to be a chamois' born, he would have
been safe, it would have sustained his weight;
but as it was only bone, and the curve came
across tbe grain, it snapped, and Philip shot
down the snowy declivity. He- still grasped
the tuft of Edelweiss: he thrust his stick into
the snow to arrest his descent, he tore up the
snow, twisted the stick in his hand, and shot
Wheat Jobbing prices No. 2 red, 9293c:
Corn No. 2 yellow ear, 4616Kc: high mixed
ear. 4546Kc; No. 2 yellow, shelled, 4243c;
high mixed, shelled, 4042c; mixed, shelled,
OATS No. 2 white, 3434Kc; extra. No. 3.
33333c; No. 3 white, 3u31c; No. 2 mixed
Bye No. 1 Pennsylvania and Ohio, 6152c;
No. 1 Western. 4849c
Flour Jobbing prices Fancy winter and
spring patents. So 756 25: winter straight.
S5 005 25; clear winter, S4 755 00: straight
XXXX bakers', S4 254 50. Bye flour, S3 50
Millfeed Middlings, fine white. $15 00
15 60 f ton: brown middlings, Sll 50 12 50: win
ter wheat bran. $12 2512 60; chop leed, $15 00
Hay Baled timothy, choice. S14 00; No. 1
do, $13 00 13 60; No. 2 do, Sll 50 12 50; loose,
from wagon, S14 00 15 00: No. 1 upland prairie,
S10 60 U 00; No. 2, $7 608 00; packing do, $5 50
Straw Oats $7 60; wheat and rye straw,
$7 007 508 00.
Sugar-cured hams large, HKc: sugar-cured
bams medium, 12c; sugar-cured hams, small,
12c; sugar-cured breakfast bacon, 10c; sugar
cured shoulders, 7c; sugar-cured boneless
shoulders, 9c; sugar-cured California hams,
8Kc; sugar-cured dried beef flats, 9c; sngar
cured dried beef sets 10c; sugar-cured dried
beef rounds 12c; bacon shoulders, 7c: bacon
clear sides, 8c: bacon clear bellies, Sc; dry
salt shoulders 6c; dry salt clear sides, 7c
Mess pork, heavv. $14 00; mess pork, lamily,
$14 50. Lard Befined In tierces 6Kc; halt
barrels, 7c: 60-ft tuns, 7c: 20-ft palls, 1o; 50-ft
tin cans 6c; 3-ft tin pails, 7Kc; 6-ft tin pills
Te; 10-ft tin pails, c;5-ft tin pails. 7c; 10-ft
tin pails lyic Smoked sausage, long, 5c; large,
6c Fresh pork links, 9c Boneless hams, 10c
Pigs feet, hall barrel, $3 50; quarter barrel,
Armour Sc Co. furnished tbe following prices
on dressed meats: Beef carcasses, 4-50 to 650
fts,5Kc;650 to 650fis6Vc; 630 to 750tts,6Kc
Sheep, 8c fl ft. Lambs, 10c fl ft. Hogs $Mc
Fresh pork loins, 8c
MAEKETS BY WISE.
Wheat Slronc nt Iho Start, Bat Breaks
Under the Influence ofLarge Receipts
Other Commodities Moving
Slowly, and Featureless.
Chicago There was fairly good trad
ing in wheat Saturday, but most of the busi
ness was transacted early in tbe session. At
the start a feeling of firmness existed, but this
gave place to a weak and panicky feeling. The
opening was strong, and prices after some
slight fluctuations were advanced K3c in
fluenced by some firm cables Wet weather in
England and a rumor tbrough private sources
that late cables noted in a stronger tone than
the public ones Liverpool was quoted firm
and slightly higher, bnt public London cables
quoted cargoes on passage as easier, and ne
glected, and this created suspicion that the
late cables might have been manufactured
But tbe advance was only temporary, for
selling soon started in. which soon caused a
steady shrinkage in prices and developed a de
cidedly weak feeling by the time the estimated
receipts for Monday were made It Is esti
mated 101 cars of wheat would be received on
Monday, of which S3 would be new and 63 new
No. 2. It was reported that St. Louis would
show up with 300,000 bushels wheat on Monday,
and the increasing receipts was the principal
factor of the market. Selling became gen
eral, and prices declined 2c for July and lc
for the deferred futures, and closed 2c lower
for July and &'ip lower for the other futures
than yesterday. A prominent local tradesman
was reported as being a free seller.
Corn ruled rather quiet the greater part ot
the session, though there were periods of mod
erate activity. The feeling was rather easier
and slightly lower prices were established, fine
weather for the growing crop and the dcline
in wheat being depressing Influences and had a
tendency to increase offerings The market
opened a; yesterday's closing prices and sold
off gradually c remained quiet and inacttve,
changing but little and closed KS$c lower
In on an active business transpired with a
narrow range ot prices.
Trading was only moderate In mess pork.
Opening ratei wre made at 5c decline, but an
advance ot 12gl5a was established with fair
buying. Later tbe market ruled higher and
prices receded 510c and closed quiet.
Bather a quiet and firm feeling prevailed in
the lard market and change were slight.
further down shot instantaneously out of the
fog into dusk, in which everything was dis
tinct, and below he saw a great sweep of snow
liken sheet. He looked into it as Sancho
Panza into that in which he was being tossed.
He drove his heels into the snow, bis elbows,
his stick, to retard his descent, and suddenly
dropped. Then found himself on rubble, still
sliding, and brought up with a jerk by a rock.
For a few minutes Philip was unconscious.
He was aware of a shock, a slide, darkness
and noise, that was all. But where was he?
He had vanished from tbe face ot tbe earth,
gone through the surface of snow into a depth
beneath. A field of snow had filled the bottom
of a valley, and the river ran beneath in a
ravine. Nothing could be seen of tbe cleft,
nothing of the rlrer. the smooth sheet ot
snow hid both; but the force of Philip's descent
bad broken through tbat portion ot tbe cover
ing where it was thinnest, near the rock and
rubble, he bad gone through, and was buried
alive. Beneath him. about him, was darkness,
pitch darkness; only above could he see the hole
tbrough which he had fallen, looking, like a
silver-gray disc The air about him was filled
with thunder, tbe pulsating thunder such as be
had heard at the falLof tbe Reuss at the Devil's
Bridge, such as he had heard that very day
where the river plunged over a wall of rock lu
tbe gorge above Hospenthal. Tbe air more
over was as full of water here beneath as it had
been above in the f og,but the particles here were,
larger. This was the spray cast up by the rag
ing, leaping, headlong water in the abyss.
How far down was it to that torrent? Eye
could not penetrate, ear could not tell. The
vault of snow overhead reverberated with tbe
boom of the water, and cast It back Into the
gulf as it cast back the upthrown spray. He
could see no water, be could see nothing save
the gap overhead.
What was he to do? His arms were heavy
and numbed with cold. He cautiously lifted
one and found that the snow had been driven,
even rammed, hard up- tbe sleeve by bis de
scent. He was safe where be lodged, on rock,
and he shook ont the snow from one sleeve
and then the other. In doing this be found the
bunch ot Edelweiss. He did not see it, be felt
it up his sleeve; it had been carried there by
tbe snow. He did not throw it away, he left it
where it was. What was he to do? His situa
tion was precarious. He might turn giddy and
fall over. That terrible fascination there Is
in an abyss might lay bold of him and draw
him down. Artemisia had spoken of that fasci
nation, the fascination of despair. Now he
He tried to scramble up, but the sbale
slipped away beneath his feet, and be was fain,
in an agony of terror, to recover his former
place on firm rock. It was not practicable to
ascend. He leaned back against the stones,
that dripped and ran with water, the melting
of the snow overhead, tbe condensation of tbe
foam from the river beneath. Tbe water con
densed also on his forehead and ran off his
brows water cold as ice. Where his fingers
worked hollows in the loose soil the water set
tled and soaked his fingers and turned them
dead with cold.
Was it tbat there was rhythm in the fall of
tbe water, or was it that his pulses beat in his
ear and gave rhythm to the continuous thun
der? He could not tell. He heard the throb
of sound, or it seemed to him to be the rattle
of tbe machinery ot his mill at Mergatroyd
multiplied to infinity. '
His feet had glowed -with the exercise, but
now they began gradually to lose heat, and
turn stone cold. In time they would cease to
have feeling In them, then in numbness and
weariness his knees would buckle under him,
and he would shoot headlong, like a diver. Into
the black void. How far was it to tbe water
to death he wondered. Would be feel be
conscious of tbe shock over tbe edge before he
went into the water, or crash with his head
against a rock? He had beard a fellow clerk
say that as he was drowning the whole of bis
past life rushed before his eyes and spread
itself out as a panorama, a succession of
scenes. In a moment of time, 20 years nnfolded
leisurely in one second, displaying every inci
dent, not crowded, but in sequence, and all ar
ticulate. Would It be so as he went over tbe
edge, in the spji of time between tbe rocks on
which he stood and the clash and extinction
below? His heart grew faint; and be felt in
him the qualm that a bad sailor knows as the
vessel plunges into a deep sea trough.
But surely be would be sought by the people
at the inn. Certainly he would be soueht. bnt
in what direction would they look for him?
How trace him in tbe mist? How suppose he
was below the surface of the smooth quilt of
Very little interest was manitested in the
market for short rib sides and the feeling was
steady. Changes in prices very slight.
The leading futures ranged as follows:
Wheat No. 2 July, 74797oK76Kc:
August, 77K77375K75?bC; September. 77
77H75&75Ji;c; December, 78J7977
Corn Nc 2 Ancnst, 35KS533JSS5Kc;
September. 3J5d3535Jge35Kc; October, 35?i
Oats No. 2, August, 2221Jc: September.
.oiess ruBK, per uui. august, ill liii siy,
U 2011 30; September, Sll 25U 4011 25
11 30; October, $10 4010 4510 32M10 45.
Lard, per 100 fts August. S6" 256 27K
6 256 27K; September. S6 37J$66 37j6 32V
6 37Kt October, $6 356 37Ktf 32Jio 37M.
bhokt miis. per im zs Aucust, so wy
5 725 705 70; September. $5 7505 755 72
Cash quotations were as follows: Flonr dull
and unchanged. No. 2 spring wheat. T!Tic;
No. 3 spring wheat. 7677c: No. 2 red,
7778sc No. 2 corn. 35Kc A o. 2 oats 22ffi22Jc
No. 2 rye 43c No. 2 barley nominal. No. 1 flax
seed. SI 31. Prime tlmnthv seed, SI 41. Mess
pork, per barrel, Sll 3C11 35. Lard, per 100
Sounds, S6 25. Short ribs, sides (loose), S3 70.
iry salted shoulders (boxed), S5 2o5 37.
Short clear sides (boxed), 56 006 12. Sugars
unchanged. Receipts Flonr. 7 000 . barrels:
wheat, 18,000 bushels: corn. 278.000 bushels: oats,
126,000 bushels: rye. 6,000 bushels: barley,
none Shipments Flour. 6,000 barrels; wbeat,
52.000 bushels; com. 294.000 bushels: oats, 205,000
bushels; rye, 2,000 busnels; barley. 1,000 bushels.
On tbe Produce Exchange to-day the butter
market was quiet and unchanged. Eggs quiet
New York Flour moderately active and
weak. Wheat Spot dull and stronger; options
dull: c higher on July; c up on others, and
steady. Byeqniet. Barley malt dull. Corn
Spot steady and quiet; options dull and firm.
Oats Spot dull and steady; options firmer and
quiet. Hay steady and quiet: shipping, 60
65c; good to choice, 7590c Hops steady and
quiet. Coffee Options opened quiet and
unchanged at 10 points down; closed firm on
December; others irregular and unchanged at
5 points up; sales, 38,250 big including July,
14.35iS14.40c; August, I4.4014.50c; September,
14.5014.65c; October, U4514.i0c; No
ember. K6314.70c: December, 14.60
14.70c: January, 14 6514.75c; February.
It6014.70c: March. 14.b514.70c: May. 14.70c;
spot Bio strong; fair cargoes, 17c Sugar
Baw depressed and wholly nominal: fair refined
abont c: centrifugals 96 test, 8c: refined
Suiet and steady. Molasses Foreign dull; New
rleans dull: open kettle, good to fancy. 28
46c Bice steady and quiet; domestic, 46c;
Japan, 45c Cottonseed oil dull and weak;
crude, 30c; yellow, 4346c Tallow strong,
liosin quiet and steady: strained, common to
good. SI 105)1 12. Turpentine steady and
quiet at 3838c Eggs weak and qniet; west
ern, njt&'njic: receipts, z,uu pacsages. rone
qniet. Mess. S1313 25: extra prime. Sll 25
11 50. Cutmeats steady; pickled bellies, 12
pounds 7c; pickled hams ll?ic; pickled shoul
ders, 5c: middles dull; clear, 6.40c Lard
firmer and quiet; sales, western steam, S6 62:
city, S6 15: August. S636 64. closing at $664:
September. $6 72; October. $6 71: January. $6 36
66 40. Butter easy and in moderate demand:
western dairv. 1013c: do. creamery, 1216c;
do. factorv. 813c Cheese steady and quiet,
St. Louis Flour quiet and easy and un
changed. Wheat The opening figure for op
tions was weak and JiKc advance, selling
letting np and buying improving. After ad
vancing iic, itturnedweak again and broke
rapidly until Klc was lost, subsequently
showing very llttlo change and closing weak
and c below yesterday; No. 2 red, cash, 72c;
Jnlv. 7272c. closing at 7272Kc; August,
7272c closlncat 72ki72W(r bid; Septem
ber, 73fii74!4c, closing at 73j,673Kc: Decem
ber. 76Ji77Xc, closing at "6&C Corn lower
and general advices were weaker; wbeat
being lower and the weather favorable
had a bearish effect; No. 2 cash. 33 asked:
July,S2K33c, closing at 3232c asked; Au
gust, 8232c, closing at 32c: September,
32g33c, closing at 32K32c bid. Oats firm;
No. 2 cash, 25c: July, 22c; August. 21c bid;
May 25,c. itye neglected; No. 2, 41c. Flax
seed SI 65 best bid for new crop.
Baltimore Wheat Western weak; No. 2
winter red. spot, 86c; Jnlv. S484c; August,
81V82c; September. 8182c; December. 8454
84c Corn Western dull and steady;mlxed,
spot and July, 4242c: August, 4242Jc;
September, 4242c; steamer, 40c. Oats
very firm; Westorn wnite, 3334c Provisions
steady at a decline. Butter dull. Egg-i steady
at 1213c Other quotations unchanged.
Cincinnati Flonr easier. Wheat In fair
demand snd lower: No. 2 red. TSasOc: receims.
14,000 bushels; shipments 5.000 bushels Corn
unsettled; No. 2 mixed. 3S39c Oats
strong. Bye dull; No.2,47c Pork dull at
Sll 75. Lard quiet at S6 056 10. Bulkmcats
firm. Bacon quiet. Butter quiet Sugar steady.
Eggs weak. Cheese steady.
Milwaukee Flour inactive. Wheat
easy: cash. 76Jc: September, 75JgC Corn
steady; No. 3, Sbc Oats quiet: No. 2 white,
2728c Bye easier; No. 2. 43c Barley quiet.
Provisions Pork, $11 2a Lard, IS 2a Cheese
Steady; Cheddars, 7g8c
snow in the Val Tremola. sunk out of sight,
hanging over a boiling torrent? And now
down past Philip ran a thread of silver: it
startled him. and he looked np the line to see
glimpse of tbe ruooi appear above tbe hole
through ubicbhe bad fallen. The fog must
have cleared away, or be clinging partially to
certain mountain tops It tbe moon were
clear, then the search for him could be pro-ecu
ted with some chance of success. But Philip
was not over-confldenr. His powers of endur
ance were ebbing. He raised bis feet and
stamped on the rock; he could feel the shoes
In bis joints bnt not in bis feet they were dead.
His bands were stiff. He pnt his fingers Into
his mouth, but this only momentarily restored
vitality. After tbe feeling had gone the in os
cular power wonld become paralyzed. He wa
not hungry, but squeamish. He looked again
at the moon.and cuntlnued watching it eagerly
it slid forward and shone full through tha
window of bis dungeon. The light fell oa
rocky point and rill of leaping water, bnt could
not illumine the abyss below, out of which
rose the voices and tbunderings the voices ot
death, the thnndprings precedinci judgment.
And now tbe white ray of the moon smote
down Into the golf below bis feet and disclosed
a shoot of the purest, most sparkling sliver,
the leaping torrent as It danced over a ledge
inio utter darkness, into which no maonray
Suddenly from above a mass of snow de
tached itself and fell past him, a mass so big
that had it smitten him It would have carried
him down with it.
The side of tbe hole in tbe snow-dome grazed
the moon and ate more and still more out of It.
Philip looked with fear be felt tbat when tbe
whole of tbe moon had passed beyond tbat
opening, and not another ray fell into it, when
again the darkness of that vault would become
ntter, hope would die away from bis heart, and
he must fall.
But as he stood looking up. watching the slip
ping anay of the moon, he saw sharp cut
against it a black something, and heard, above
tbe roar of the water, the discordant sounds of
a bark. He was found; found by one ot the
The first giddiness of renewed hope almost
overcame blm. He trembled as In a tit, and his
knees bent so that only by a snpreme effort of
the will could he brace them again. Me be
lieved be heard shouts, but was uncertain.
What followed remained ever after confused
In bis memory. He heard some Italian words
in his ear, saw or felt someone by him, was
grasped, a rope fastened round him, be heard
himself encouraged to make an effort, tried to
scramble, helped by the rope, broke through
the snow, was in the upper world again, was
surrounded, had brandy poured down his
Then he was seized by the hand and shaken.
"Old fellow I Phil I Ton my word you have
given us a turn. We have been hunting you
"Yes Phil, and who'd have thought to find
you trapped under tbe snowT"
The men of the party urged immediate move
ment to restore circulation. Philip's hand,
when dropped by Lambert, was seized again
and held tightly, but he had lost feeling in It,
Nnr could he see clearly, he was dazzled by the
light tbe brilliance of tbe moon and the glare
of the snow after the darkness below.
"Who is that laughingf he asked, suddenly.
"Oh Miss Durham." answered Lambert.
"And who is that crying?"
A whisper in bis ear "It Is I Salome."
(To be Continued Next Monday.)
IilT STOCK MAEKETS.
Condition of the Market at tbe EaatZJBertr
Office of Pittsdurq Dispatch, i
Saturday. July 13. 18S9. (
CATTLE Beceipts 200 head; shipments 200
bead; market nothing doing; all through con
signments; 1 car of cattle shipped to New York
Hoos Receipts. 1,700 head: shipments, 1,900
head; market fair; Yorkers, $4 S04 90; Fbila
delphias, $4 654 75: heavies, $1 504 60; 5
cars of hogsshipued to New York to-day.
Siieep Receipts. 1.400 bead; shipments 1,600
bead; market slow and a shade lower than yes
St. Louis Cattle Beceipts, 100 head: ship
ments. 800; market steady; ebole heavv native
steers S3 704 25: fair to eod do, $3 0C3 90;
stockers and feeders, fair to goou. S2 20ii3 10:
rangers, corn fed. S2 s03 50; grass fed. S2 00
3 10. Hogs Beceipts 1,200 head: shipments,
1.6X0 head: market strong; choice heavy and
butchers' selections. $4 304 40; packing, me
dium to prime. S4 204 35; light grades ordi
nary to best, $4 404 50. bheep Receipts.
200 head; shipments, 1,100 bead; market steady:
fair to choice, S3 204 60.
CniCAOO Cattle Kecelnts, 3,000 head; ship
ments. 1.000 head; market active; beeves,
S4 004 25; stockers and feeders, S2 25Q3 30;
cows bulls and mixed,Sl 603 10: Texas cattle
Beceipts 2.500 head; slow at SI 75350. Hogs i
Beceipts 10,000 head; shipments, 4,000 head;
market strong; mixed, S4 15: heavy. S4 20
4 30: light, $4 2o4 63; skips S3 504 4a Sheen
Beceipts 4,000 head: shipments. 500 bead;
market steady: natives S3 505 10: westerns.
S3 404 00;Texanst3 25&4 10; lambs S4 506 25.
Cincinnati Hogs weaker: common and
light, S3 654 60; packing and butchers, S4 25
4 40; receipts, LUX) beau; shipments, 780 head.
Movements of Specie.
New York, July 13. The exports of specie
from the port of New York last week amounted
to $109,631, of which $1,590,635 was in gold
and $318,996 silver. Of the toiat exports $1,533,
704 in gold and $311,000 silver went to Europe,
$1,532,221 in gold being consigned direct to
Paris and S51.931 gold and $7,996 silver went to
South America. The imports of specie for tho
weekamoun'pil to $18,374, of which $10,777 wa
gold and $7,597 silver.
New York, July 13. The market to-day was
unchanged, except that print cloths are quoted
by manufacturers l-10c lower, namely. 31 5-16c
for 64x64 cloth. Cotton goods particularly
bleached, are reported scarce, and they are un-
der a very firm tone. Business in woolens was
light, but considerable trade Is looked for next
week. Agents are delivering contract good,
ahead of time on urgent demand.
New York. July 13. Bodie. 110; Caledonia,
a H.. COO; (.hollar, 150; Crown Point, 215; Con
solidated California and Virginia. 737; Com
monwealth. 340: Deadwood Territnrv. 110;
Eureka Consolidated, 130: El Crista 125; Gould
A Curry, ISO; Hale A Norcross 2S5; Homestake,
850: Iron Silver. 175; Mexican. 280: North Belle
Isle, 115: Ontario, 34.00; Ophir, 450; Sierra
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