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THE PITTSBURG DISPATCH,' JIONDAT, JOLT 22, 1889.
Written for THE DISPATCH by
S. BARING GOULD,
AuUlOrof 'MEHAXAn,""CODKTlOYAl,,""JOHN Herring," "The Gateeocks,"Eto
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. '
CHAPTER XLIX. Tete-a-tete.
riillip passed a night of pain anil fever. Hfi
-was bruised and shaken. His hands liad been
scarified in the slide down the rubble, and
when circulation returned In them they bled.
The exposure to cold had affected bim, and he
ached in every joint; his skin was as tliouch
red-hot plates had been passed over it. He
could not sleep, for if he dropped out of con
sciousness it was Into mental fear that he was
filling down a precipice Into the vortex of an
unseen torrent, and he woke with a start that
sent a thrill of torture through his strained
nerves. He could not get the roar of the
-water out of his cars; he had carried it away
with bim in is head. Salome, ac his request,
to dispel it plajcd the jingling piano in the
sallc underneath his room, but that was power
less to dissipate it. Then he sent bis request
to Miss Durham to side. Perhaps, her splen
did voice might drive away the delusion. Her
answer was that she had no voice. No voice!
He know that she had; she had boasted to him
of it. He sent another message Then came
bark the reply that she could not. and would
not, sing to such a detestable little instrument
as that in the salle.
Next day Philip was obliged to keep bis bed.
lie was n discomfort and pain, and not the
best of temners.
"Salome," said he, when his wife came to
him with her fresh bright face full of sym
pathy and cheering, "thankjyou lor going on
playing on the piano yesterday evening. While
you played 1 could forget the roar, but it re
turned directly that your ringers left the keys.
I take it most unkind of Miss Durham that she
would not sing."
"Oh, Philip! don't you know that she has
come to the high mountains to husband her
woicc, and it i possible that to sing at this
.great altitude we are nearly 7.000 feet above
the sea might do it serious injury?"
"Why did she laugh when I was drawn out of
"Philip, dear, I cannot tell; but neither she
nor I had any idea of the danger you bad been
in. The ravine was completely blocked up and
er.ccted over with snow, and we did not know
anything of the horrible chasm down which
She nver plunged and through which it strug
gled. We only knew that you had gone
-through a crust of snow, and that you had to be
"Hut did you not hear the thunder of the
"We did not particularly notice it the roof
of snow muffled it. You who were beneath
heard it, but Me we may have heard some
thing, but had no more idea of what there was
beneath than you can have had when you
"It was very unfeeling of her to laugh."
"Look here, Philp," said Salome. "In turn
ing the sleeves of your coat inside out I have
found these flowers. Edelweiss, and fresh."
"Yes, I found th.m"
He considered for a moment, and then said:
They arc for j ou. Wear them, and let our
pirty know that I did not encounter the risks
1 passed through without bringing back with
me a prize.-
Thank ou, dear Philip:" she stooped over
bim and kissed bis lips. "Dear, dear Philip, I
shall never part with them. It was most kind
of yon, and brave, too, to go in search of them
"Salome," said be, "don't let Lambert, and
-above all Mrs. Sidebottom, come and worry me
to-day. I am in horrible pain, I cannot move
and 4 cannot bear to be bothered. You go
down and take a little stroll; do not mind about
,nic I will try to doze. 1 bad no sleep last
night. I am turnirg all the colors of the ra'n
bow, I was so bruised. I shall be right in a day
or two. No bones are broken, but I cannot
FEATUfiES 0E TBADE.
The General Hardware Trade Holds
Up Well, and Outlook
FOR FALL BUSINESS PROMISING.
Aa Active Flour Market, With Spring
Patents Tery Firm.
A SCANT SDFPLY OF GAKDEN STUFF
Office of Pittsburg Dispatch, )
Saturday. July 20, 18S9. J
One of our leading hardware merchants,
in an interview to-day, said: "Our volume
of trade for the first half of 1889 showed an
increase of not less than 20 per cent over the
corresponding period of last year. Ono marked
feature of tbe Pittsburg general hardware
trade this season has been that it has kept up
so well so long into the summer. Trade usually
slacks up in June, but June this year was good
with us all through. Tbe demand for agricultu
ral hardware has been unprecedented a fact
easily explained by extra crop prospects.
There has been an excellent demand for fly
screens, never better, showing that this article
is coming to be regarded as a household neces
sity. Refrigerators have scarcely maintained
their average volume, owing, no doubt, to the
cool and backward spring.
Nails and in fact all iron materials are hard
ening of late, and if this hardening prospect
holds for the next 30 days, we are bound to have
an extra fall business in all hardware lines.
"When goods are consumed as freely as they are
this late in the summer, and prices continue
firm as they are, there is little doubt that values
will be enhanced in the fall. The outlook for a
first class fall trade in hardware lines has not
for many years been as good at this season of
thenar as it is now. We do not look lor tho
big profits or former years. The day of
vide margins has passed away, and It has csme
to pass that tbe winner in hardware lines must
-slace lafge quantities ot goods. We have
landled more goods tbe past six months than
f vcr before In the same time and have tbe best
Jirospccts to keep up this record for the bal
ance of 1SS9."
f Dealers report an active trade for the first
half of the week. Tbe activity, however, has
subsided for the past few days, owing to liberal
receipts, tbe largest for months past. It will
be seen by reference to our domestic market
column that receipts this week were 08 car
loads greater than last week.
Oats have been coming to market in supply
much beyond demand and markets are droop
ing. Corn and hay are scarce and prices for both
are firm. A full supply of corn from Illinois
is expected early next week. New wheat has
pnt in an appearanoc, but no new flour.
Tbe demand for old wheat flour is active.
Dealers are evidently laying in supplies to
carry them over to tbe time when tbe new
wheat is ready for grinding.
One of our leading flour jobbers reports an
improved trade this week over last. Spring
patents are firm, while winter patents are easy.
Said this jobber: "One thing I cannot under-standr-uamely,
when spring wheat turned up
ward a short time ago spring patent flour fol
lowed, but when winter wheat went up winter
patent flour dropped in this market."
An unprecedented wheat crop has been
safely garnered through this section, and all
over tbe land accounts are coming in that we
are to have abundance of breadstuns this
The marked feature of trade for tbe week
has been lack of vegetables, which were over
abundant last week. Potatoes were cheaper
hero last week, probably, than at any great
trade center of the land. Large quantities
came from Tennessee which did not bring
much more than irelgbt and commission.
Shippers have neglected us this w eek, and de
mand is greater than supply. The week closes
with great scarcity of tomatoes, and prices ad
vanced. Produce commission merchants report a fair
week's trade, with the chief difficulty that
they could not get all tbe stuff wanted. Pros
poets for next week are good for abundance of
everythiug. In tbe lines of cheese, butter and
eggs, one of our leading jobbers reports an
active week's trade, with prices steady and
-isrAwir i - --a--' - AaAtBT'.dflfcMfcissA.fwWsfl ggggggjym
stir, and cannot endure to be worried; let me
bo quiet and a good deal to myselt. I will
sleep when I can."
"Mayl sit by you a littler' she asked timidly.
"1 will not speak only hold your hand."
Sbe took his silence for consent. And be
found comfort in her presence: a soothing
feeling crept up his arm from her hands that
clasped his, and spread over his heart.
He was somewhat ashamed of himself. , He
bad not made bis expedition among the rocks,
ana met with his fall in searching for Edelweiss
tor her, but for Artemisia. Salome had ac
cepted the flower and cherished it, as if he had
sought it lor her, and he allowed her to remain
in this delusion. Was this honorable? Was It
in accordance with that strict rectitude on
which he plumed himself? Yet be could not
tell her tho truth, it would wound her too
deeply, and bumble himself too consider
ably. Two days ago Artemisia Durham had taken
his band on the Oberalp, beside the lake, when
he extended it to her in pledge that he would
do great things for her; and now, in redemption
of his pledge, he had tried to get her a bit of
Edelweiss, and had tumbled through the snow
In his efforts. And what could be do for her?
Sbe bad not asked for legal advice or for
figuredjtable linen, the two things that he could
furnish berwith without offense. Itwasaswell
that his hand was hurt, it served him right; he
bad no right to offer what he was unable to
perioral. How differently be bad felt as
Artemisia held his hand! Then an intoxicating
current bad set boiling through his veins, turn
ing his head, maddening bim. Now the cool
band of Salome conveyed balm to bis aching
joints, and what was a better medicine, though
a bitter one, self-reproach to bis conscience.
Now, also, for the first time since his walk
with Miss Durham, some of his old suspicion
oozed up tbrongh the joints of his thoughts.
What was the reason of her laughter? Thrice
it had occurred; first she bad said something
laughingly about him to Beaple Yeo at table,
and provoked that odious creature to an ex
plosion of laughter. Then, on the Oberalp
Pass she had laughed for no particular reason
that Philip could see, and had mado Philip
laugh with her. And, lastly, she had laughed
mockingly, alone, when he was rescued from
the very verge of a dreadful death.
He shut his eyes and lay still. Salome-sat by
bim for an hour, and then, thinking he was
asleep, released bis hand, kissed him quietly,
and stole from the room. Mrs. Sidebottom
wanted to take a short walk; it was tedious in
the inn, with only a few old and odd volumes
of Taucbnitz novels about; and cold or inactiv
ity was rendering the Labarte girls torpid, and
they were clinging about Aunt Janet, or drop
ping upon bcr, at embarrassing times. Mrs.
Sidebottom did not feel equal to managing all
three unaided, and as Miss Durham declined to
accompany ber, she Insisted on Salome lending
ber aid. Salome consented. Her husband bad
wished that she should go out, and be was
asleep and could be left without anxiety. The
girls bad been shown at Andermatt beads and
seals made of a sparkling stone which was
said to be found on the St. Gotthard road, half
way down the Val Tremola, and when Mrs.
Sidebottom proposed a walk they entreated to
be allow ed to search for this precious stone, of
which they resolved to compose necklaces for
themselves, or at least bracelets. It would
create quite a sensation at Elboeufjnot ono of
the girls there bad seen this beautiful stone
not one probably had beard the name of Tre
moine, by which it was called.
There was another reason why Mrs. Side
bottom, on this occasion, particularly desii ed
the companionship of Salome. She was com
missioned to break to ber the news that Janet
and Lambert were engaged, and to use her en
K0B0DY IS KICKING.
Business in Good Sbopc tor the Dull Reason
and Rapidly GrowltiK Better The
Proposed Ohio Valley Boulo-
vard Stock nnd Bonds.
Business last week was very large for the
dull season of the year. Iron was active
and stronger. Stocks were dull, with a dis
position to weaken. The total sales on
'Change were 901 shares, Philadelphia Gas,
Electric and La Koria leading. Petroleum
opened dull, hut closed firm.and fairly ac
tive. There was a good demand for real es
tate, and a satisfactory number of sales were
made. The number of deeds recorded was
189, involving $131,065.
The number of mortgages of which official
cognizance was taken was 180, representing
243.591. The largest was for $10,000. Trade in
nearly all branches was larger than a year ago,
with a steadily improving tendency.
The work of laying out a boulevard down the
Ohio river is being pnsbed as fast as possible.
Surveyors are at wori, and report good prog
ress. When completed it will be one of the
finest drives in or near either city, equaling
anything that the East End can boast of pres
ent or prospective. It will be wide and almost
level from Allegheny City to Dixmont, and
will open up some of tbe finest residence prop
erties to be found in any of tbe suburbs. It
will afford fine views of tho Ohio river, and of
the beautiful scenery of hill and dale on the
The connecting point will be California ave
nue. It will be 69 feet wide, and will pass
through the James L Bennett property, along
West Market street, crossing Wood's Run on a
high bridge, and continuing on through a fine
section of country, where there are already
many flue residences, such as those of John
Phillips, the McKecs, Samuel R. Harbison and
others, to Jack's run, which will be spanned
by a high iron bridge, to Bellevue. where the
surveyors are now working. Continuing on
through Bellevue, between the Ohio river and
the New Brighton road, it will cross the latter
at the lower end of West Bellevue.
It will then continue on to a point on Spruce
run, above Laurel station, where a short bridge
will be needed to reach the opposite side at the
upper end of Emswortb, passing Jn front or
near the handsome residence of -J. C. Lewis,
Judge Veach and others, where it will strike
Church avenue.tf) feet wlde.already laid outand
partly improved. It will then continue on high
ground through Emswortb, one of tbe finest
locations along the toute, and down toward
At tbe close of the session a broker remarked:
"It's impossible to make business where there
is none. There are verf few orders in hand,
and the placing of them is conditioned npon
lower prices. Whether this expectation will be
realized is more than I know. The principal
factor that is sustaining the market Is generally
overlooked. Nearly all tbe stock that Is out
was bougbtathlgberpncesthan arenow ruling,
and holders don't want to sell at a loss. With
investors waiting for a slump and holders for
an advance, tbe deadlock is not strange. To
revive things there must be concessions, but
who will make tbem? I look for a good selling
movement pretty soon, but this need not neces
sarily cause much of a break, as everything is
very cheap. A very slight shading of values Is
all that is necessary to start tbe ball rolling.
After that the market can take care of itself."
The followlne table snows the prices of active
stocks on tbe New York Stock Kxehsnre yester
day. Corrected dally for The Dispatch by
WHITNEY A STiriiENSOif. oldest Pittsburg mem
bers or Mew York Stock Exchange, 57 Fourth ave
luir. Cl.,Uol.,Cln. ft I., new 61
Cl.,Col.,Cln. A I., pr. ....
Am. Cotton Oil UH
Central of .Sew Jersey
Chesapeake & Ohio...
C, .Mil. a. St. raul..
C. St. L. A Pitts.......
c, t. i.. a ruts. pr.
C. St. F..M. IU
C. St. fM. A U.. rjf. S3
U. A -Norm wes tern.. ..1C6X
CA Northwestern, pr. ....
C C O. A I Jl
Col. Coat A Iron
Col. A Hocking Val .. JIM
Del.. L. A W .14J
Denver A KloG - ....
Denver A Bio U., pr
deavors to overcome any prejudice Salome
might entertain against the marriage being sol
emnized shortly, at Berne, at the embassy.
And Mrs. Sidebottom was about to attack ber
on this point by representing that sbe, Salome,
was not the person to make objections when
she herself had married Philip within a very
short time of the supposed death of Uncle Jere
miah, who. though he was not her father, had
stood to her much iu the light of a parent.
Salome bad observed that Janet and the Cap
tain took much delight in each other's society,
but she bad not given their association a seri
ous thought; she knew that her sister liked
lively society, and the Captain bad exhibited,
while at Andermatt, an amount of vivacity and
humor which she had not given him the.credit
of possessing. They were both interested in
things of which sbe knew nothing, and natur
ally, therefore, sought each other's society.
Through Philip, Lambert became ber cousin,
and as Janet was ber sister, he must be
some sort of cousin to Janet. Quite near
enough relation to remove starchness of inter
course, and place them on easy terms of
cousinly association, that excused a good deal
which would be inadmissible were they unre
lated. Philip heard the voices of the party outside
the house, the crisp laughter of the girls, and
the sawing tones of Mrs. Sidebottom, and then
the sounds became distant, and ceased. His
meditations were Interrupted about a quarter
of an hour later by three raps against the wall
by his head. Tho several rooms in the inn
were small, and divided from each other and
from the passage by wood not very thick deal
boarding, papered over, but which In places
had warped and split the paper. Slgnora Lom
bard!, every spring, with a pot of paste and
some strips of paper, went about the rooms
pasting over the rifts, disguising them, and
preventing the partitions from being as dia
phanous as they were dlaphonous. German,
Swiss and Italian beds are wooden boxes, nar
row and short; and in such a bed against such
a wall lay Philip unable to move without tor
ture. Again three loud raps.
"Who is that?" he called. ,
"You are awake, Mr. Pennycomequlckt"
asked the voice of Miss Durham, almost in his
ear. "We are in adjoining stalls. I want a
word with you, because I leave this insuffer
able place to-morrow, I can endure the cold
and tedium no longer; and before you return
to the nether world, I may be away unless you
descend in a glissade, and shoot through the
roof of the Hotel Imperial upon us into the
midst of the table at dinner."
Philip felt the partition between them shake.
She was laughing. She had her chair against
it, and leaned against it. To speak to bim and
to laugh at htm.
"I must ask your pardon," she said presently
with a twitter in her tones from suppressed
merriment; "1 did not realize your danger, or
rather the danger you had escaped, when pulled
out of the snow. But my laughter was excusa
ble; yon can have no conception how infinitely
comic an object you presented; and the whole
affair was so ridiculous. You going aloft after
Edelweiss without the smallest acquaintance
with its habitat, and with no experience to
teach you bow to keep your footing In Alpine
altitudes, .and shooting down, pop! through a
hole in the nether world. And then to see tho
men about the whole extracting you it was
like Esquimaux fishing."
Philip was not only vastly offended, but he
was also greatly shocked, at the conduct of the
young Chicago lady, holding a conversation
with him through tho wall when he was in bed.
To show bis sense of the indelicacy of her
course, he said nothing in return.
She tapped agalD.
"Well, Mr. Pennycomequlck! have I scandal
ised you? We are in the land of freedom; and
I am a daughter of the Stars and Stripes, and
we American girls are not so particular about
trifles as are your English misses. Are you
very much bruised and crumpled?"
"Very," groaned Philip.
"Do you good; take some of the starch out of
you. You had the temerity to browbeat and
insult me, when first you came to Andermatt.
Now I have served you out, and I may tell you
this to your consolation, that it is a lucky thing
for you that you had your fall and contusions.
But for that I would have turned you inside out,
and twisted your silly head off your shoulders. I
Intended to do it, for no man offends me and
escapes stings. I am content to leave you as
you are black and blue, and disjointed, like a
E.T., VsuAUa ....
E.T.,Va, AUa.lst pf. ....
K. T.. Vs. AGs. tdpf. ....
Lake Erl A Western
Lake Erie A West. nr.
Lake Shore AM. S lOOfe"
Louisville A Nashville. (S3
Mo., K. iTeras ....
Missouri faclflc fc7W
New York Central m
. Y L..K.& W MK
. I.. C. ASt, Li
. 1.. c. a st, I., cr.
N.Y.. a A Bt.l. 2d nf S4K
N. Tt&N. E H
JM. Y., O. A W
-Norfolk A Western. Df
northern Pacifle 27
.Nortnern faclflc orer. 62K
Oregon Improvement ....
ieo. Dec. A Evans
I'Mladel. A Heading.. U
Klchmona A W. V. T.. 21&
KIchmond A W.l'.T.of 8
St. P., Minn. A Man. ....
St. L. A San rran pr.. &s
St. L. a San ". 1st pi.. ...
Texas i'aclnc 1SS
Union 1'aclflc 67s
Wabash preferred ZiH
Western Union tx
Writ-cling A L. 64
Sugar Trust 109
National Lead Trust.. 24)j
Chicago Gas Trust 57
TJ. 8. 4s,reg 12SM
V. S. 4s. coup 128!4
U. S. 48, reg 1MU
U. S. 4s. coup lOSlf
Pacific 6s or '95 118
Loulslanastamped (s S3H
Missouri 6s 100
Tenn. new set. 6s. ...106
Tenn. new set. ts....vnff
Tenn. new set. 3s.... 73
Canada So. 2Us BtH
Cen. Pacific, Ists 115
Den. A K. G., Ists.. .120
Den. AR. O. 4s 7i
1). A It. G. West, Ists. 101
Srle, 2ds 102
.M.. AT. Gen. 6s.. 62H
M. K. A T. Gen. Ss . S7X
Mutual Union 6a. ...100
N. J. C. Int. Cert.. .113
Northern Pac lsts..H65(
Northern Pac. 2ds..ll5
North w't'n consols. 146H
Oregon A TranB. Cs.lOtH
St. L. AI.M. Uen.Ss 83
St. 1..& b.r'. Gen.M.llS
Su Paul consols ....12S
TX., PcL.O.Tr KS.80W
Union Pac. Ists 115
Ves.t Shore VX)i
Minlnc Stock Quotations.
New Yobk. July 20. Mining quotations:
Alice, 100: Best & Belcher, 365; Bodie, 130;
Caledonia B. H., 315; Crown Point, 20.r;
Consolidated California and Virginia, boT;
Commonwealth, 400; Donkin. 1U0: Dead
wood T.. 150; Eureka Consolidated, 125: El
Crlsto, 125; Gould t Curry, 200; Hale & Nnr
cross, 23; Homestake, 85: Horn Silver, 105:
Iron Silver, 175; Mexican. 150: Monnt Diablo,
150: Mutual, 140: Nevada Queen. 125; Ontario,
3400; Savage, 160; Sierra Nevada. 200; Union
Consolidated. 235: Ward Consolidated, 135:
Yellow Jacket, 2S0.
Atcn. ATOD..Ut7. 116
A. AT. LandGr't?s.l07
Atctl. A Top. K. K... 3SJs
Boston A Albany.. .117
ISoston A Maine.. ...200
a. u. a a 9iX
Eastern R. It 100X
.KUntAPereM. era. 96
Mexican Cen. com.. 14H
Mex.C.Ist mtg. bds. 65 S
. y. AAewEng... 47)4
Old Colony 174H
Wis. Central, com.,
Wis. Central pf...
Calumet A llecla..,
Bell Telephone... ,
Water Power ,
Santa Ee copper...
Closing quotations of Philadelphia stocks, fur
nished by Whitney A Stephenson, brokers. No. 57
Fourth avenue. Members New York Stock Ex
Pennsylvania Ballroad 51 K SIK
Heading 71 1-18 22H
Lehigh Vancy S3), ....
liCnign navigation szh i
.lonneni racinc M
Northern l'acinc preferred el
r5ntnrdny' Oil Kaose.
Corrected daily by John M. Oaxiey A Co., -45
Sixth street, members of the Pittsburg Petro
Opened 94 (Lowest gjK
Highest MXIClosed s4jJ
Average runs. ....i..... ....... ..... ...... 1,767
Average shipments 7p,136
Average charters M.7C3
Kenned, New York. 7.20c
Kefine", London, tVd.
Refined, Antwerp, l'Wr.
Kenned. Liverpool, 6-15d.
A. B. McGrew A Co. quotei Puts,S4Aic:
calls, 95e96c. -"
8t, Lotjis Receipts, 184,622 pounds; market
a fraction lower; bright medium, ltkg25c; coarse
braid, 1522c; low sandy, ll18c; flue light, 188
23c; fine heavy, 11 19c; tub washed chclce.
86ic; inferior, Ste&c. wirace.
wretch on the rack."
She was stretching his mind on the rack and
disjointing that as well, sitting, leaning against
the wall, and working the mechanism.
'Mr. Pennycomequlck, I heard about you
from your wife before you arrived; how differ
entyou proved to the idealhad formed youhave
too much conceit to imagine. I fonnd a wooden
man, with his limbs affixed to his trunk by
pegs, with awooden face, wooden ideas, wooden
manners and when this wooden figurehead
bad the audacity to Insult me"
Philip exclaimed. "What I said was true.
You yourself admitted its truth when you told
me your story."
"My dear dolt!" said Miss Durham, "I admit
it. But who likes to have the truth skewered
on a bayonet and rammed down his throat?
And now what I say would splutter about like
Japanese fireworks and do no one any harm,
were it not that it is true, true in every word,
and this it Is that turns every word into duck
shot, with which I pepper you through the
It was a wonder that next day Slgnora Lorn
bardi did not find the sheets of No. 18 singed,
so hot did Philip become between them with
offended modesty, with anger, anguish and
"The game is up; so I do not mind showing
you my hand," cried Artemisia. She had
folded ber arms over her breast, and leased
back, with her head against the wall, and talked
hastily, passionately. "That little wife of
yours, who is a thousand times too good for
you, and whom I pity, yoked to such a fellow as
yourself she told me that it was not possible
for you to come to love me, because she was
your wife. Not, sbe hastened to explain, that
sbe esteemed herself irresistible and very su
perior, but because she had such a towering
opinion of your rectitude, equal to your own of
yourself. That was as much as daring me to
attempt the conquest; and your own absurd
self-esteem was another provocation. When
you threw down the glove I accepted the chal
lenge, and you know how in an hour or two I
had spun you round like a teetotum."
Sbe stayed talking to laugh. As sbe laughed
she shook the wall, and the wall rattled Philip's
bed, and the rattling bed rattled his aching
joints; but he felt these pains no more in the
intensity of the agony of shame that he en
dured in his racked mind.
"You were quite fetching!" she continued.
"When you held out your hand and offered to
be my stay, I was obliged to jump up. With all
my powers of self-control I could hardly keep
from boxing your ears and sending you into the
lake for your Impudence. However, I had no
wish that the transformation scene should come
off too soon. I intended to lead you on through
other follies till I had ruined your reputation
and your self-respect. But the fates have been
against me; I cannot wait longer here. I aban
don you to yourself and to your good little wife.
I cannot waste time over you. Ibave other
matters to attend to; Detter game to pursue
than such a wooden leaping frog as yon." She
stood up from her chair, and went to the win
dow; it commanded a bleak prospect. Sbe
could not see the returning party on it. The
girls Labarte had perhaps found the desired
minerals and would not desist from collecting
till they bad each enough to form a parure of
Artemisia returned to her seat against the
wall, and said, "As for that romance I told you
about myself, believe of it as much or as little
as you please. Wben you tell your own story,
with your autobiography, the little episode of
Artemisia Durham will not be found in it We
only remember and write of ourselves as we
would like others to know us, not as we are. la
it not sol"
Then suddenly she broke into a song, a popu
lar Viennese opera air. which she had turned
into rough English verse to enable ber to sing
it at concerts elsewhere than In Germany. She
had a beautiful, a naturally flexible voice, and
every note was like an articulate crystal drop.
"A little grata of falsehood
Is found In all that's said.
It penetrates as leaven
No man is what be seemeth,
No woman what appears.
There's falsehood oft In laughter,
And fasehood e'en In tears.
Both factand fib together go
In everything we say or do.
To a peck of truth a pinch of He,
As the spice In the pudding, to qualify."
CHAPTER L. In the Hospice.
There is a toy, the delight of children, that
Short Supplies of Vegetables End in
TOMATOES SCARCE AND HIGHER.
Corn and Hay Firm at Quotations, Oats
Weak, Wheat Steadj.
SUGAR STB0NGC0mE UNSETTLED
OFFICE Of PlTTSBUEO DlSPATCn,l
Saturday, July 20, 18S& J
Country Produce Jobbing Prices.
Supplies in most vegetables and fruit lines
were below demand, and stuff was unusually
well cleaned up along Liberty street at noon
to-aay. Tomatoes were very scarce and higher.
Potatoes and apples were also in light supply.
Markets were overdone last week, and we are
now having the famine that follows the feast.
Many more tomatoes and potatoes would have
found ready sale than appeared in markets.
The general complaint among produce commis
sion men to-day was lack of stuff. Demand
was active for everything on hand.
Eutteh Creamery, Elgin, 1819c; Ohio do,
17018c; fresh dairy packed, 12013c: country
Beans 81 7591 9a
Bkeswax-2s30c 1 ft for choice; lowgrade,
Cideb Sand refined, $6 50Q7 50: common,
J3 5004 00; crab cider, S8 00&8 60 M barrel;
cider vinegar, 1012c gallon.
CHEESE Ohio. 8c; New York, lOQlOKc;
Limburger, 89c; uomestlc Sweltzer, 9k
12Kc; imported Sweltzer, 22)$c.
California Fruits California peaches,
K 00 V K-bushel box; cherries, JS 00; apricots.
J2 00 a 4-batket case; plums, SI 752 00 a 4
Eggs l5K16c -p dozen for strictly fresh;
goose, SOc V dozen.
F"1TS-Apples, S2 003 00 barrel: pine
Melei 0Q1 25 dozen; red raspberries, 6
10c W quart: black raspberries, 5Sc W quart;
whortleberries, 75cJl 00 pail; blackberries,
&8c$) quart; wild goose plums, t2 50 crate:
currants, J5 M 2-busbel stand; watermelons.
?15 0C25 00 hundred; sickel pears, J2 00
2 2o fl uushel crate; Alabama peaches, 6-basket
cases, $3 00.
FEATiiERS-Extra live geese. 5060c; No. 1,
do, 4015c; mixed lots. 3035c aft.
Potatoes-H 251 75 t) barrel.
Poultry Live spring chickens, 5060c W
pain old, 7075c W pair.
Seeds Clover, choice, 62 fts to bushel, f5 60
bushel; clover, large English. 62 fts. $6 00:
plover, Alslke. tS 60; clover, white, J9 00: timo
thy, choice, 45 fts, JI 65: blue grass, extra
clean, 14 fts. 90c: blue grass, fancy, 14 fts, $1 00;
orchard grass 14 fts. (if 85; red top, 14 fts. Jl 25;
"J1'1"- , fts- 00; German Mlllett, 60 fts,
tl 50; Hungarian grass, CO fts, $1 00; lawn
grass, mixture of fine grasses, 2 50 1 bushel
of 14 fts.
TALLOW-Country, 4X5c; city rendered, 5
Tropical Fruits Lemons, fancy, $5 00
6 ji ,.7,1xi,IJfslna "fanges, 85 005 50 W box;
rodi, 84 5065 00; California oranges, 84 501 75
U box; bananas, 82 00 firsts, SI 00 good seconds,
W bunch; cocoannts. 84 O0Q4 50 hundred;
vegetables Tomatoes, Mississippi, four-1
basket cases. SI 7.2)2 DO htni .4 .- I
fancy, $2 oO ft crate; beans, round wax medium,
52 00 W crate; beans, round green, $2 252 60;
new beet. 2025o ? dozen; cucumbers, 75c
81 00 bushel box; radishes, large white and
gray, 30635c dozen; cabbage, two-barrel
crates, Louisville and 8u Louis, 81 2501 60;
Eastern jstngle-barrel crates, 81 001 25; new
celery, 6060c V dozen.
The week closes with very strong sugar mar
kets, and, from present appearances, a rise will
come soon. Tbe coffee movement is down one
day and up tbe next. Options advanced a few
points yesterday, and a fall should come to-day
to keep up the record.
Green Coffee Fancy Bio. 2122ej choice
Rio, 18X20c: prime Rio. 18c; fair Rio, 174318c;
old Government Java, 26c; Maracaibo, 2223c;
Mocha, 272Sc; 8antos, liQSHc; Caracas
2022c: peaberry, Rio; 2123c; La Guayra, 21
Roasted (In papers) Standard brands. 22c:
high grades. 2426e: old Government Java
uuiK.oo4iajijic: maracaibo, 25X26Kc:Santoy
--"-i p:ii;i i peauerry, cnoice xr
23Kc: irime Rio, aieigood Rio, 30,cj tf
consists in a manikin with his legs curled under
him, weighted with laad in bis globular nether
parts. Thin manikin, however persistently held
down, or violently knocked over, always rights
And there are human beings similarly consti
tuted. With them self-conceit supplies the
place of lead. There Is no disturbing their
equilibrium for more than a moment. Lay
their heads In the dust, and the instant the fin
ger that depressed them Is removed up go the
heads again, nose in air. Nstrike them with
horsewhip or poker, andtbey shiver in mute
anger, unconscious of humiliation, and thev
are steady again, nose in air. Bore boles in
them, and you cannot let out their ponderosity
and disturb their equilibrium; set them on the
fire, and you cannot melt the self-conceit out of
them. It oozes out of their pores, It distils
from their finger tips, it streams out of their
eyes, it pours from their lips, and yet never ex
hausts itself, any more than the oil in the cruse
of the Widow of Sarepta. Kick, them, and
they travel upright, nose In air, along the car
Pet; pitch them out of the window, and they go
down bead uppermost; sink them in the deep
est well, and they sit, slowly disintegrating at
the bottom, bead up.
Philip was not one of these. It was true that
in him was a large amount of self-esteem or
what religious people would call self-righteousness,
but It was not an organic inbred quality;
it bad beon developed by his education, by the
circumstances of his early Ufe,and could there
fore be expelled from bis system by sharp med
icine. By one of those exquisitely pitiful pro
visions of nature, which compensates to the
nightingale for bis plainness by giving him a
tuneful voice, and to the peacock for his harsh
notes by surrounding him with a gory of gold
and green, men of little acquirements, little
minds, little presence, are furnished with the
blessed gift of bumptiousnoss, which makes
them unconsciousness of their insignificance,
which induces those who can by no probability
be heroes to others to be heroes to themselves.
Just as the most ignorant men are the most
positive, so are the most empty men the most
self-contained. They can blow themselves out
with the breath of their own nostrils.
Success in life is not necessary to make a
man conceited, nor beauty to superinduce van
ity in a woman. The extravagances of conceit
are found In those men who have made a botch
of life, and of vanity in those women who have
least personal charms. Every disappointment,
every rebuff, throws them in on themselves,
and they seek in themselves that approval and
appreciation which is denied them without.
Like Narcissus, but lacking his excuse, they
fail in love with themselves, because no one
else will love them. Is it not possible that ap
preciation may be an element as necessary to
the psychical as oxygen, is necessary to the
physical life, that when it is not freely given or
wrested from the world without we may set to
work to engender it for ourselves within, just
as in Jules Verne's romance those who voy
aged 10,000 leagues under the sea, being out of
the element that naturally fed the lungs,manu
f actured It for themselves under water?
Had Philip been constitutionally conceited,
had bumptiousness been congenital, like scrof
ula in the blood, or tubercle in the brain, the
overthrow he bad met with at the hands of
Miss Durham would not have seriously affected
him, would have had no educative effect on
him. He would have sighed and resigned him
self to the conviction that Miss Durham was to
be pitied, not he, because an inscrutable Provi
dence, which denies to some eyes the faculty
of seeing color, and to some ears the power to
distinguish and enjoy melodies, and to some
noses the capacity to delight in odors, bad de
nied to Miss Durham the ability to admire and
In the classic tale, Achilles was plunged by
his mother, Thetis, In the waters of Styx, which
mado him invulnerable, save in the heel by
which she held him. So our good mother na
ture takes some of her children, not the robust
of brain and the Achillean in vigor and beauty,
and renders them callous, so that they can pass
through life unhurt by shaft of ridicule,
scourge of rebuke, and flout of fortune.
Every arrow glances off their skin, every blade
used on them has its edge turned, every cudgel
breaks without bruising. What happiness is
theirs! They are whole and unhurt, whereas
their richer endowed brothers are backed and
pierced and heart-broken.
The author bad once to do with a worthy,
pious man, put in a situation under him, who
was triple-panoplied in the hide of self-esteem.
Sfices (whole) Cloves, 2125c: allspice, 8c;
cassia, 6c; pepper, 16c: nutmeg, 7080c
Petroleum (jobbers' prices) 110 test,7c;
Ohio, 120, 8Xc; headlight, 160, 8Jc; water
white, 10c; globe, 12c; elaine, 15c; caruadine,
like; royaltne, 14c
bykups Corn syrups, 2629c; choice sugar
syrups, 33g3Sc: prime sugar syrup, S033c;
strictly prime, 833135c: new maple syrup, 9oc
N. O. Molasses Fancy, 43c; choice, 46c; me
dium, 43c:mlxed. 40&12C
Soda Bicarb In kegs, SK4c; bl-carb in K.
6fc; bl-carb, assorted packages. 5JJ6c; sal
soda In kegs, lc; do granulated. 2c
Candles Star, foil weight, 9c; stearine, $
set, 8c;parafflne, ll12c
RICE Head. Carolina, 77c: choice, 6W
7c; prime, 5K66Kc: Louisiana, t6Kc
Starch Pearl, Sc: cornstarch, SJ$7c; gloss
Foreign Fruits Layer raisins, 82 65; Lon
don layers, 83 10; California London layers,
82 60; Muscatels, 82 25: California Muscatels,
Jl 85; Valencia, 7c; Ondara Valencia,
7Ug8c; sultana, 8Kc; currants, 4$5c;
Turkey prunes, 4i5c; French prunes,
8X13c; Salonica prunes, in 2-ft packages, 8c;
cocoanuts. ft 100, 86 00; almonds, Lan., per ft,
20c; do Ivica, 19c; do shelled, 40c; walnuts, nap.,
12415c; Sicily filberts, 12c: Smyrna figs, 12
16c; new dates, 56c; Brazil nuts, 10c; pecan-,
ll15c; citron, ner ft. 2122c; lemon peel, per
ft, 1314c; orange peel, 12c
Dried Fruits Apples, sliced, per ft, 6c:
apples evaporated, 6l6c; apricot j. Califor
nia, evaporated. 1518c; peaches, evaporated,
pared, 2223c; peaches, California, evaporated,
unparcd, 10!2c; cherries, pitted, 2122c;
cherries, unpitted, 566c; raspberries, evapor
ated, 2424Kc; blackberries, 7KSc; huckle
Sugars Cubes, 10V10c; powdered, lOU
10gC; granulated, 94c: confectioners' A. 9H
9JjJc; standard A. 9Kc; soft whites, 9K9Jic: yel
low, choice. 8Vg9c; yellow, good, SJiS$c;
yellow, fair, 8c: yellow, dark, 7c
Pickles Medium, bbls (1,2001, 84 60; medi
um, half bbls (600), 82 75.
Salt Ho. L fl bbL 95c; No. lex, W bbl, Jl 05;
dairy. $ bbl, 81 20; coarse crystal, f) bbl, 81 20;
Higgins' Eureka, 4-bu sacks, $2 0; Higgins'
Eureka, 16-14 ft pockets, $3 00.
Canned Goods Standard peaches, 81 30
1 90; 2ds. Jl 30Q1 35; extra peacbeo, Jl 6031 90;
pie peaches, 90c; finest com, 811 60: Hid. Co.
corn. 7090c; red cherries, 90c81; Lima beans,
81 10: soaked do, 85c: string do do, 75685c; mar
rowfat peas. Jl 101 15; soaked peas, 7075c;
pineapples, Jl 401 60; Bahama do, 82 75; dam
son plums, 95c: greengages, Jl 25; egg plnms,
82; California pears, St 60; do greengages, 82: do
egg plums, 82; extra white cherries, 82 90: red
cherries, 2 fts 90c; raspberries, SI 4001 50;
strawberries, 81 10; gooseberries, 81 3001 40;
tomatoes, 8292c; salmon, 1-ft, 81 7502 10:
blackberries, 60c; succotash. 2-ft cans, soaked.
99c: do green, 2 fts, 81 251 0: corn beef, 2-ft cans,
82 00: if ft cans, 814 00; baked beans, 81 4501 60;
lobster, 1-ft. Si 7501 80; mackerel, 1-ft cans,
broiled. 81 60; sardines, domestics, 84 500
4 60: sardines, domestic. Hi. 88 258 60; sar
dines, imported, , $11 6012 50; sardines, im
ported, s, 818: sardines, mustard, 84 50; sar
dines, spiced, J4 50.
Fish Extra No. 1 bloater mackerel. 836 V
bbl.; extra No. 1 do. mess, 840; extra No. 1
mackerel, shore, 832: extra No. 1 do, messed.
S36: No. 2 shore mackerel, 824. Codfish Whole
pollock, 4c Jt ft; do medium, George's cod.
Be: do large, 7c: boneless hake, in strips, 6c; do
George's cod in blocks, 67Kc Herring
Round shore, Jo 00 W bbl; split, 87 00: lake,
$2 60 fl 100-ft balf bbL White fish. $7 OC W 100
ft balf bbl. Lake trout, 85 50 balf bbL
Finnan haddock. 10c ?1 ft. Iceland halibut. 13c
ft. Pickerel, K barrel, S3 CO; y. barrel, 81 10;
Potomac herring. 85 00 & barrel, 82 60 fl K
Oatmeal $8 S06 60 fl bbl.
Miners' Oil No. 1 winter strained, 6860c
fl gallon. Lard oil, 75c
GrnIn,jFlour and Feed.
Total receipts bulletined at the Grain Ex
change, 16 cars. By Pittsburg, Fort Wayne
and Chicago,5 cars of oats. 2 of flour, 1 of husks.
By Pittsburg, Cincinnati and St, Louis, 5 cars of
oats, 3 of corn. Sales on call, 3 cars No. Xwhite
oats. 29c September. Corn and hay are firm
at quotations. Wheat is steady. Oats show
weakening tendencies by reason of liberal re
ceipts. Fancy spring wheat flour is firm, but
winter Is easy. Flour jobbers report an active
trade for the week, and volume larger than
last week. Total receipts bulletined at the
Grain Exchange for tbe week, 192 cars, against
151 last week, and 124 the previous week.
Wheat Jobbing prices New Nc 2 red, 830
84c: No. 2 red. 924 foe: No. 3 red. 878Sc
Corn No.2yellowear,45K40Kc:htgh mixed
ear. 45K46c; No. 2 yellow, shelled, 42013c;
hieh mixed, shelled, 41042c; mixed, shelled,
Oats-No. 2 white, 32KS33c: extra. No. 3.
SIifeL No- S wWte' XQSlc; No. 2 mixed
Rye No. 1 Pennsvlvanla and Ohio, 61052c;
No. 1 Western. 48049c:
Flour Jobbing prices Fancy winter and
spring patents, $5 75fl 25: winter straight,
'005 25; clear winter, $4 7505 00: straight
.XXX bakers', M 2504 5a Rye flour, S3 60
( Mtllfeed-Mlddltafi, fine white, 115 000
As Is usual with such persons, he was not much
short of a fool, and did vary foolish,-, inconsid
erate things. When called to task for some
egregious act he bore the reprimand with
meekness, then retired to bis closet where he
prayed for bim who had rebuked bim. as for a
persecutor. Never for one particle of a mo
ment did it occur to him that he himself de
served blame. And the author knows full well
that the callous-skinned who read these pages
will feel no cut from his words, but draw up
their heels under them, out of the way of his
It has been proved by experiment that the
tortoise can live though deprived of its brains,
but the tortoise is the animal with the hardest
epidermis known. Perhaps, the converse may
be true that those animals with the largest pro
portion of brain may have the most sensitive
Now Philip was no fool. He had plenty of
sound sense, but bis moral faculties bad been
warped by the circumstances of his early
career, and he had grown up with great sus
picion of others, but sure confidence in him
self. Now, suddenly, his eyes bad been opened
by a rude shock; his moral nature had been
subjected to a glissade and a jolt almost as se
vere as that which his body had undergone,
and as he was not tough and horny-hided in
mind, he felt tho results as acutely. If he
ached with bruises and sprains in flesh and
slcew, so did he ache with bruise and sprain in
all the tissues and fibres of his inner spiritual
When Salome returned to Philip's room she
found him disinclined to talk; he was still
twitching and quivering from the lashes he
had received, conscious only of his present
pain, covered with humiliation. He had not
been given time to think of his future conduct,
even to reconsider the retrospect; the pres
ent torture occupied and made to tingle every
nerve of his souL
With the innate tact which Salome pos
sessed, she saw at once that he did not wish to
be disturbed; though she could not divine that
be had other cause for suffering than his fall,
or that other injuries had been done bini than
those which made his body black and blue.
She knew that be was in pain, and that he
sought to disguise the fact from her, and
though full of solicitude for bim, she did not
harass him with attentions.
She drew a little stool beside his bed. and
seated herself on it, with needlework for the
baby, and did not look at him.
He lay on hl3 back, but turned bis head, and
saw her beautiful auburn hair, with the evening
sun tinging it with orange fire. For some time
be looked at it without thought of ber, only of
himself, his shame, his jarred self-respect;
That jest of Artemisia about the Esquimaux
watching about a hole in the Ice, to pull out of
it a fish, was present to him; be saw the fish
come up flapping its tall and tossing to escape
the barb: and then thought of himself being
bauled out of the hole in the snow through
which he had plunged. Then he consid
ered how that sbe this malicious woman
had held him with a hook in bis
jaws and had played with him. and, then how
be had been suddenly plunged out of a
world of light and smoothness into an abyss
where all was darknevj and horror. Where
was be? Into what had he fallen? Had he not
almost shot over the precipice, and gone down
into the uttermost depths of degradation?
What if this accident had not befallen him?
What if that woman had gone on playing with
him, and had lured him further, as in the Folk
Tales the Nixes of the waterfalls lure shep
herds to throw themselves overwith the vain
belief that by so doing they will fall into the
arms and be received into the realm of the
His ideas became confused. At one moment
he was a fish caught by a barb, "then he was
clinging to a rock, withdrawing from the en
ticements of a siren. The sun had set, or no
longer crowned Salome with fire, she continued
her needlework till dusk closed in rapidly and
prevented ber seeing her stitches. But she sat
on, upon her little stool, resting her cheek
against the bedclothes. Philip, half dreaming,
had caught a lock of her hair and twisted it
round his finger, and held It as if it were some
thing that was so firm, so sure that if be clung
to it, if he would retain it about his finger as a
golden hoop, be could not continue bis slide
and fall, and so thinking, or fancying, in a con
fused condition of mind, bred of, or fostered
by pain and shame, be bad fallen asleep,
Salome sat on, did not venture to move her
15 60? ton: brown middlings, 811 601250: win
ter wheat bran, 812 25012 50; chop feed, 815 00
Hay Baled timothy, choice 815015 50: No. 1
do, 814 0014 CO; No. 2 do, 812 50 13 50; loose,
from wagon, $16 00018 00: No. I upland prairie
810 50611 00; No.2. J7 608 00; packing do, 85 M
Stra-w Oats. 87 60; wheat and rye straw
87 0007 5068 00.
Sugar-cured bams, large, HHc; sugar-cured
hams, medium, 12c: sugar-cured hams, small,
12Sc; 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; sugar
cured dried beef sets, 10c; sugar-cured dried
beef rounds, 12c; bacon shoulders, 7c: bacon
clear sides, 8c: bacon clear bellies, S&c; dry
salt shoulders, 6c; dry salt clear sides, TJic
Mess pork, heavy, 14 00: mess pork, lamliy,
814 60. Lard Refined in tierces, 6Jc; half
barrels. Cc; 00-ft tubs, 7c; 20-ft pails, T&c; 60-fi
tin cans, (file; 3-ft tin palls, c; 5-ft tin palls.
7c; 10-ft tin pails, 7Kc;Sft tin pails, T&c; 10-fi
tin pails, iytc Smoked sausage, long, 5c; large,
6c Fresh pork links, 9c Boneless hams, 10c
Pigs feet, half barrel, 83 50; quarter barrel,
Armour & Co. f nmlshed tbe following prices
on dressed meats: Beef carcasses. 450 to 550
fts, 6c; 650 to 650 fts, 6Vc; 650 to 750 fts. 6c
Sheep, 8c rl ft. Lambs, 10c ft. Hogs, 6c
Fresh pork loins, 8e
MAEKETS BY WIBE.
Wheat Lapses Into Dullness and Prices Fall
Away All Alone the Line Corn and
Oats In the Rat Hoc Prod
But little interest centered in corn and fluc
tuations were narrow. There were no new
features to the market, which was governed
exclusively by local influences, tbe chief of
which was the active cash demand which nar
rowed the difference between July and Sep
tember to Kc The market opened at yester
day's closing price, was Arm, changed but
llitle, tbe pit being lifeless at times, and final
3 notations were a shade higher than yester
ay. Oats were slow and rather easier, but price
changes were of no consequence
The market for mess pork attracted consider
able attention during tbe early part of the
day. The feeling was stronger, and prices ad
vanced 2025c Later market ruled quiet, and
prices settled back 7l0c and closed steady.
Lard opened easy, but later in the day ruled
steadier, and prices were advanced 2X05c
Toward tbe close the feeling was quiet and
easy, and tbe market closed at about medium
Trading moderately active in the market for
short rib sides. Prices were advanced 1012jj;e
Later the market ruled quiet and easy, and
prices declined 507KC closing steady.
The leading futures ranged as follows:
Wheat No. 2 Jul v. soueniienvvevmic:
nst, 78J478a77K677c; September, 7J
7777Xc; December, 8OKe8OK07
CORN No. 2 Antmsr. R5fc- Rentombnr. SUti
635c; October, 36K36g636H36Hc
Oats No. 2, August, 21?ic: September. 22
2221J21c; May. 2502oJ,025k25Kc
Mess Pore; per bbL August, til luU 25
011 10011 17W; September. $11 12K6U37X0
11 12XJ11 25; October, $10 75010 75.
Lakd, per 100 fts. August, 86 25; Septem
ber, 86 306 356 S0tf 35; October, fti 350
6 37K06 358 35
Short Ribs, per 100 fts. August, 85 BOm
5 57K: September, 85 6005 72K05 6005 fe;
October, 85 5205 6505 6205 C2K.
Cash quotations were as follows: Flour
dull but steady. No. 2 spring wheat, 79Jj
79c: No. 3 spring wheat nominal; No. 2 red,
7081ic No.2corn.85Ke Nc 2oats,225c
No.2rye.41Xe No.2 barley nominal. No.l
flaxseed, tl 3201 32- Prime timothy seed, Jl 60.
Mess pork, per barrel. 811 15U 25. Lard, per
100 pounds, 83 25. Short ribs, sides (loose), S3 60
08 00. Receipts Flour, 9.000 barrels: wheat,
53,000 bushels: corn, 276,000 bushels: oats, 144,
000 bushels: rye, 6.000 bushels; barley, 1,000
bushels. Shipments Flour, 12,000 barrels;
wheat, 90,000 bushels; corn. 493,000 bushels;
oats, 211,000 bushels; rye, 35,000 bushels; barley,
1,000 bushels.- "
On tbe Produce Exchange to-day the butter
market was steady and unchanged. Eggs quiet
New York Flour dull and generally easy.
Cornmeal quiet. Wheat Spot dull. H?io
lower and weak; options dull; July He lower:
other months Kkio higher and weak. Kyo
steady. Barley nominal. Corn Spot quiet
and weak; options firmer and dull. Oats Spot
dnll and ie higher: options quiet and
firmer. Hay arm and in seod demand. Hops
quiet and east. Coffee Options opened barely
steady at 10020 points down, closing barely
steady and unchanged to" 6 points down and.
head lest she should disturb his sleep by with
drawing her hair from bis fingers.
Next morning Mrs. Sidebottom, Miss Dur
ham, Mrs. Baynes, and the Labarte girls, to
gether with the Captain, departed for Ander
matt, leaving Salome with her husband in the
Hospice. They did not leave without an alter
cation and a controversy between Mrs. Side
bottom and tbe hostess relative to tho bill, in
which both engaged with unmatched weapons,
as Mrs. Sidebottom could'speakno Italian, and
Slgnora Lombardt no English. The former
could not be brought to admit that the hostess
was Justified in charging somewhat higher for
provisions, 6,800 feet above tbe sea, than in the
valleys where wine is produced and calves are
reared. Mrs. Sidebottom effected no greater
reduction than a franc and a half, which sbe
Insisted on having expunged, as a charge f r a
meal she protested she bad not eaten. She then
attempted to shift a couple of bottles of smirk
ling asti from her account to that of Miss Dur
ham, and to transfer sundry eggs for breakfast
to the Dill of Mrs. Baynes, who, sbe was sure
had ordered them, though she admitted having
eaten them on the urgency of Janet. Eggs
6,600 feet above the sea well, eggs. Fowls at
that elevation are sluggish layers, and eggs if
brought up from the valleys run risks of being
broken on tbe road. Mrs. Sidebottom, who re
sisted paying a penny apiece tor them wben
charged to her, saw that there was reason for
setting that value on tbem when they were in
Mrs. Baynes' account. She fought desperately
over the fish. There were lakes bard by tbe
Hosplcs doors, and fish in tbe lakes, easily pro
curable, therefore it was unreasonable that
they should be charged fancy prices.
Mrs. SIbebottom achieved a great success in
negotiating a bargain with a driver from An
dermatt, whereby sbe and the Captain were
taken back by a returned carriage that had
discharged its load at tbe Hospice she suc
ceeded in securing the conveyance for balf tho
ordinary price. Thongh she engaged tbe car
riage for herself and ber son, the Captain did
not return in it, but tbe three demoiselles
Labarte. Janet and the Captain, who had be
come inseparable, and who reacted on each
other, he reviving her health, and sbe evoking
life and wit out of his torpid nature, returned
in a smaller trap behind, the carriage of Mrs.
Sidebottom. Miss Durham bad made her own
arrangements, and went off in a cabriolet by
herself. She took an almost affectionate fare
well of Salome, whom she really liked, though
she despised her. Miss Durham was sure she
had done Salome a good turn in the way in
which she bad brought Philip to his senses,
and she accordingly patronized and petted his
simple wife. She was pleased with herself for
having contributed to tbe happiness of the
young wife by making a fool of ber husband,
and then telling him what a fool he had been
Salome in ber guilelessness reproached her
self for having a little while felt a suspicion of
her husband and her friend, for having given
way to a feeling of Jealousy, for having been
unhappy because Philip was so good and
obliging as to make an effort to do what she
had herself urged him to make friends with
the lonely American girl.
And Philip? In him self-reproach grew. It
could grow now. for the soil was ready for it.
Hitherto it was choked with tbe roots of pride
and self-esteem. These had been torn up, and
be was able now to appreciate himself justly
and realize the preciousness of Salome For
merly he had looked on himself as having done
a grand and gracious act in taking her to him.
An injustice had been committed how he did
not know in some mysterious way, and be had
stooped in the integrity of his soul to take up
Salome, make her his wife, so as to indemnify
ber for her loss.
The suspicion he had entertained against his
aunt'relative to the will before the return ot
his uncle had been deepened since he had
talked the matter over with Jeremiah. He had
now very little doubt that Mrs. Sidebottom had
succeeded in getting at the document unguard
edly kept by Salome, and tearing away the sig
nature. But thongh he was tolerably con
vinced that this fraudulent act had been com
mitted by her, he had not till now considered
that by this act his family was dishonored, as
washers by the existence of Schofield. In
what were the Pennycomequicks so much
more virtuous than the Schofleldsf Earle
Schofield, her father, was a swindler, and
Louisa Sidebottom had committed an act that
was felony. And what was he, himself 7 He
had wounded, driven from bim with reproach
Irregular: cables quiet: sales, 22.600 bags; July.
14.50014.60c; August, 14.55014.6ic; September.
14.6014.75c: October, 14.6u014.7Oc: November,
14.75c: December, 14.6514.b0c: January. 14.70c:
February, 14.75c; March, 14.7014.80c: spot
Rio steady and quiet; fair cargoes. 17?e Sugar
Raw nominal; refined quiet. Molasses For
eign quiet; New Orleans dull. Rice steady
and quiet. Cottonseed oil dull. Tallow strong.
Rosin quiet. Turpentine quiet and steady.
Eggs quiet and easy; western, 13X14Kc: re
ceipts, 2,490 packages. Pork quiet, Cutmeats
strong. Lard stronger and quiet; western
steam. 88 65; city, 86 20: options August,
86 63 bid; September, 6C96.0 bid, closing
at J8 70; October. 86 70: November.' 86 60 bid.
Butter Choice steady and in moderate demand;
western. 1013c: do creamery, 1216Xc: do fac
tory, 813c Cheese. quiet; western, BX7Xc
Philadelphia Flour quiet and prices
firmly maintained under light offerings. Wheat
Option opened 3ilc higher, but later re
acted JiKc on futures beyond this month,
closing weak. July, however, maintained the
advaace under light offerings. Export business
was impracticable, as foreign orders were l2c
under current prices here Car lots of new
steamer and No. 2 W?lc higher, with fair de
mand; new steamer No. 2 red. In export ele
vator, 82c: new No. 2 Pennsylvania red, in
grain depot. 92c; do choice. 91c; old No. 2 Penn
sylvania red. In grain depot, 81 04: old So. 2
red, in export elevator. 81; No. 2 red July, 86
8Sc; August, 84084i;c; September. 8481Kc;
October, 84S5c Corn Options ruled steady,
but speculation quiet and export demand light.
Car lots for local trade scarce and Kc higher,
but the advance checked business: So. 2 yel
low, in grain depot, 45Kc: No. 2 mixed Julv,
43K043Kc; August, 4343Kc: September. 43
044c; October, 43?44e Oats Car lots for
local trade in fair demand and firm under light
offerings: No. 2 mixed, 30c; No. 3 white, 33
33Xc; No. 2 white, 34Jc. and 4 cars
sold at 35c: futures firm but quiet;
No. 2 white, July, 34634Kc; August, 31
031c; September, S030Kc; October, 31
81e Butter For fancy goods demand fair;
Pennsylvania creamery extra. 17017c; do
prints, extra, 23027c Kggs dnll and unsettled;
Pennsylvania firsts, 14014KC Receipts Flour,
1,400 barrels; wheat, 3.200 bushels; corn, 32,600
bnsbels; oats, 3,10Ubushpls. Shipments Wheat,
3,500 bushels; corn, 2,300 bushels; oats. 12,300
St. Louis Flour quiet and unchanged.
Wheat Cash easier; options lower; there was
great nressnre to sell, and tbe close was about
Jc below yesterday; No. 2 red. cash, 7475V,c;
July. 7174Jc, closing at 'Hie bid; August,
73J$74Ke clobing at 73&C; September, 74
76c. closing at 74c: December. 78078e closing
at 78c bid. Corn quiet; No..2 mixed, casb, 32:;
August, 32Lj32c closing at 32c bid; Sep
tember. 333JJ,c, closing at 33c bid: year. 31Jj
31c, closing at 31Jfc; Mav, 34Jc closing at
34c asked. Oats nominal; No. 2. cash. 22c;
August, 21c; September, 2121ic bid; May.
25Wc bid. Rye No. 2 steady at 42c Flaxseed
31 15. Provisions firmer in tone but quiet.
Cincinnati Flour easy. Wheat firm;
No. 2 red. 78c; receipts. 10,300 bushels; ship
ments. 8.800 bushels. Corn firm: No. 2 mixed,
88X037C Oats steady; No. 2 mixed, 47c
Pork firm at $11 75. Lard firm and quiet at
86 0006 05. Bulkmeats and bacan steady.
Butter easy. Sugar dull. Eggs steady. Cheese
Milwaukee Flour quiet. Wheat easier
Corn dull: No. 3, S5Kc Oats steady: No. 2
white 2S02SKC Rye easier: No. 1, 42c Bar
ley steady; No. 2, 62c Provisions firm. Fork,
811 2a Lard, 1823. Cheese unchanged; Ched
Baltimore Provisions dnll: demand purely
jobbing. Butter quiet and steady: western
packed. 1012c; creamery, 16KC517C. Eggs
steady at 1212c Petroleum steady.
Indianapolis Wheat strong: No. 2 red,
77c Corn firm; No. 2 mixed, 35Xo bid. Oats
weak; No. 2 mixed. 24c bid.
Toledo Cloversced dull; casb, 84 Su.
Other Oil Markets.
On. Crrr. July 2a National transit cer
tificates opened at 94Jc: highest, 95c; low.
est, 94c; closed, 94JJc Sales, 178,000 barrels;
clearances, 852,000 barrels; charters, 74,444 bar
rels; shipments. 90,822 barrels; runs, 61,676
Bradford, July 20. National transit cer
tificates opened at 94c; closed at 94c: high
est, 94Jc; lowest, 94c; clearances, 932,000.
TrrusviLLE, July 20. National transit cer
tificates opened at 94c; highest, 95c; lowest,
93c: closed, 94Jic
New York. July 2a Petroleum opened
steady at 9c, and. after a slight decline in tbe
early trading, became strong, and ad
vanced to 94Jc The market then became
dnll, and closed flrra at 94Je StockExchanic:
Opening, 94fc; highest, 94Jic: lowest, 94c;
closing, 94Jfc Consolidated Exchange: August
opened at 9ic; highest. 95c; lowest, 93Jsc;
closing, 95c Total sales, 167,000 barrels.
The Drycooda Market.
New York, July 2a The scarcity of low
medium grades of bleached cottons was more
pronounced, ana an advance In prices is not im
probable la the neu future
and harshness tbe most innocent, single-hearted
of women, who was faithful to him and. to her
duties In every fiber of mind, and body, and ..,
soul: whereas he. in a few hours, subjected to
a slight temptation, had swerved from the path fj
ot right, had yielded to the rascinannns ot ine
temptress, which he bad not the moral strength
to resist, and had been carried by ber almost
to the verge of committing a serious wrong.
The unwortblness of Schofield could Do can
celed by the nnwortbiness of Mrs. Sidebottom.
There was not much choice between them. But
what was there to set in tbe account to balance
his deviation In heart from his duty to Salome
the injustice and cruelty with which he had
treated her at Mergatroyd;
Philip saw all this now clearly, and felt keen
mortification and repentance Salome was
constantly with bim now; and he now, from bis
bed, and wben be rose and walked leaning on
her, had his eyes opened to see ber many mer
its, to love the perfect nurity and integrity of
her soul. She was a child at heart, with the
mind ot a woman. She was not very clever.but
she hid common sense She was well but not
highly educated, she had seen verv little nf the
world, and this had necessarily given a narrow
sweep to her powers, but ber faculties were
good, and with a widened range, her mind
would rise to take an interest In all that was
presented to ber view. Hitherto be had liked
Salome, appreciated her chiefly because shs
was a comfort to himself; now he loved her for
her own sake
Moreover, that little flare-up of jealousy in
Salome's heart, a flare-up for which she ac
c used herself before God on her knees had
transformed ber regard for Philip into real
love Tbe calm, lukewarm affection, sprung
out of a sense of duty, had been changed by
this spasm into ardent, passionate love
That was a cold and colorless world aloft on
the summit of the St. Gotthard pass, and yet
there the beautiful flowers of mutual love and
trust between husband and wife came into
"Philip." exclaimed Salome, coming into his
room with a letter in her band, "is it not kind
ofdcarJanetr Here is another sweet nots
from her, telling me how darling baby is."
"My dear, I know what a trial it is to you to
be parted from bim."
"Oh. Philip I am with you." Then opening
tbe letter and showing it to bim. "Only fancy!
my father and Miss Durham have left tbe
"What left AndermattT"
"I do not know; Janet does not say. And,
Philip, sbe says you are to mlndand get quickly
well, for positively next week sbe and Lambert
are to be married at the Embassy at Berne"
(To be Concluded Next Monday.)
L1YE STOCK 3TABKETS.
The Condition of Business at tho EostUbercr
Cattle Receipts, 840 head: shipments, 840
head: market Arm at unchanged prices; 12 cars
of cattle shipped to New York to-day.
Hogs Receipts. 1,800 nead: shipments, 2,100
head; market firm; Yorkers, 84 7504 80; me
dium and light Phlladelnhias, 84 654 70;
heavies, 84 2504 40; 5 cars of bogs shipped to
New York to-day.
Sheep Receipts. 1,000 head; shipments, 1,000
head; market slow at unchanged prices.
KANSAS CITY Cattle Receipts. 3,034 bead;
shipments, none; native dressed beef and ship
ping steers in light supply and 10c higher;
Texas and Indian steers slow and weak, but not
quotably lower; cows weac and lowest of the
season, but not selling below 2c; good to choice
corn fed steers, 83 8504 10; common to medi
um. 82 75360:stockers and feeding steers,Sl 60
3 00; common. Jl 502 6C; grass range steers,
$1 7002 6X Hogs Receipts, 2,116 head; ship
ments, none; market steady to strong; good r
choice light, 84 2Xii 27K; heavy and mixed,
84 0504 2a Sheep Receipts, 417 head; ship
ments. 301 head; market steady; good to choics
muttons, $3 6004 00; common to medium, 82 60
Chicago The Drover? Journal reports:
Cattle Receipts, 3,000 head: shipments, none;
market steady: beeves, 83 4004 2a; stockersand
feeder", 82 0003 00: cows, bulls and mixed.
SI 4003 00; bulk, 82 0002 25; slop fed steers.
S3 6503 90; Texas cattle, 81 5003 10. Hogs
Receipts. 8,000 head: shipments, 2,000 head;
market opened strong and closed quiet; mixed.
84 20 4 60: heavy, $4 154 40; light, $4 3004 70;
skips. $3 6004 60. Sheen Receipts, 3,000 head;
shipments, 800 head: market steady; natives,
$3 5004 75: estern, S3 6004 15: Texans, 83 25
4 10; lambs, 84 0005 &a
St.Louis Cattle Receipts, 200 head; ship
ment?. 2,100 head: market steady; choice heavy
native steers, 83 7004 20; fair to god do, S3 10
03 90: stackers and feeders, fair to good. 82 10
63 10; rangers, corn fed, 82 7003 GO; grass fed,
$2 002 9a Hogs Receipts. 400 head: ship
ments, 1,100 bead: market steady; choice heavy
and butchers' selections, $4 204 40; packing,
medium to prime 84 2004 35; light grades,
ordinary to best, $4 4004 65. Sheep Receipts,
300 bead: shipments. 600 head; market steady;
fair to choice, 83 1003 7a
Buffalo Cattle Receipts, 117 carloads
through; 16 carloads on sale: market slow bnt
not quotable lower. Sheep and lambs Re
ceipts. 40 carloads through; 10 carloads on sale;
market fairly active and unchanged. Hos
Receipts, 37 carloads through; 16 carloads on
sale; market slow; mediums. 84 5004 60:
Yorkers, 84 8004 85; pigs, 84 8504 90; mostly at
84 85; mixed packing, 84 6004 65.
Cincinnati Hoes scarce and stronger; com
mon and light, 83 654 65; packing and butch
ers, 84 3004 4o; receipts, 600 bead: shipments,
Wben baby was sick, we gave her Castoria,
When she was a Child, she cried for Castoria,
When sbe became Miss, she clung to Castoria.
When sbohadChildren,she gave them Castoria
5 per cent
First Mortgage Bonds.
Free of All Taxes.
The Central Traction Company, of
Pittsburg, offers for sale its total issue
o Three Hundred- and Seventy-five
Thousand Dollars, first mortgage fire
per cent bonds due 1929. Bonds are" for -y
$500 each, interest payable semi-annually,
are free of all taxes and a first lien on all
the property and franchises of the cqrn-.
pany, whose cable road will be com
pleted by October 1.
Proposals for all or any part of these
bonds will be received by the Treasurer
of the company up to and including July,
31, and allotments made thereunder.
At 104.46 these bonds pay 4 per cent
annually, at 109.34, 4 percent, at 114.37,
44 per cent and at 119.87, 4 per cent.
The Company reserves the right to
reject any or all offers. For further in
F. L STEPHENSON, Treas.,
The Central Traction Company,
TTTH1TNEY & 8TEPHENS0N,
7 FOURTH AVENDE.
Issue travelers' credits through Messrs. DrexeL
Morgan fc Co., New York. Passports procured.
GEORGE T. CARTER,
514-515 Hamilton Building.
mvlO-70.D Pittsburg. Pa.
Railroad I Mining I nil 11
Stocks. I Stocks. IUII-1 Q
BOUGHT AND SOLD en01
San rranclseo, Philadelphia or Boston Ex
changes. Loans made at- low rates of interest. " -Established
1870. .Kir-Weekly Circular FREE, .
a. R. CHISHOLM 4 CO., Si Broadway, N. Y.