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S. BARING GOULD, '
Author or'MEHAuui,""CouBT EoTAi,""JonK Hebedto," "The Gaveboc ks, "Etc
BSTNOfSISOF 1'KEVIOUS CHAFTEKS.
MaiAmR8l. AJ.TML Jin. bldebottom. whose
maiden nine was Pennvcomeqnlct, nl her son
Captain l'enuycotnequlcl, who had taken the
name by special license, are sitting together con
sidering ways and means. With ambitious no
tions and extraraeanl tastes she finds It difficult
to live on the 400 annually, which Is her Income.
Both she ana her son are reckoning upon the pos
sible fortune that may be theirs on the death or a
wealth relative. Jeremiah l'ennvcomeqnlck
(hair-brother to Mrs. Mdeuottom). whom they
imejust entertained at dinner, but who Is db-
f rusted with their overdone professions of Interest
n his welfare. Llvlnp 1th him Is a niece, balome
Cusworth, one ortwo sisters the elder one having
lert his roof to marry a French manufacturer.
Mr. Pennvcomequlck gradually becomes drawn
toward the fatherless balome, and something of a
tenderer feeling springs within his breast. A
casual joke from Captain l'ennvcomeqnlck with
reference to Salome and himself reveals to him
Ids heart, and. as he meets her In his own home
after the Sldebottom banquet, he dare not meet
her eyes. .
Chatters III. AND IV. Jeremiah l'ennvcome
qnlck. unable to declare his love for his' niece.
leaves his houe at midnight, for a '"composing
draught of fresh night air." As he walks bv the
side of the canal he Is alarmed by news eonveved
by a man on horseback, who told him to "iiet
back, as llolrovd Keservolrhad burst." The
old man enters the lint of the locksman on the
embankment, the only shelter from certain death,
which seems at hand.
CHAFTEBS V.A.M) VI. In his perilous poltlon
Jeremiah encounters the full force and volume of
the flood, which bears down all obstacles pianos,
pigs, a woman's corpse with a dead child In her
arms, everything Impelled against the tottering
walls of the hut. lie is (oined by another terrified
man. anxious to save his Hff. hut rrrrottlnir In a
half-maniacal way that he had lost his bullock,
which he might have sold the day before. Jere
miah wraps round hl half-naked form his own
overcoat. As the hut slowly but surely crumbles
away, Jeremiah reaches a tree top to which he
clings. Ills fellow sutlcrcr declines to leave the
hut, and as the tree passes Jeremiah sees the hut
dissolve like a lump of sugar In boiling w ater and
CHAPTERS VII. AND VIII. Mr. Jeremiah Ten
nycomequlck having disappeared from view, ap
parently drowned In the flood, his relatives, the
fildebottoms, take possession. Salome takes the
llbertv of telegraphing to 1'hlllp Fennycome
qulck. and he receives the message as he is on his
way to Mergatroyd. In the same compartment
ofthe carriage Is a v oung lady who turns out to be
the wire of the French manufacturer, twin sister
to balome. 1'hlllp is not Impressed with her
1'renchlfied coquettish manners, and when the
train stops, unable to proceed further for the
flood, he considers it a nuisance to act as guide
and friend to his somewhat objectionable com
panion. CHAPTER IX. ARRIVAI
"What no cabs? No cabs?" asked Philip
Pennycomcqnick on reaching the Mergatroyd
station. "What a place this must bo to call
itself a town, aud have no convenience for
those who arrive at it, to transport them to
their destinations. Can one hire a whcelbar
row?" Philip was, as may be seen, testy. The
train had not dei osited him at the station till
past 7, instead of 4:18, v hen due. He had been
thrown into voluntary association with a young
lady, whom he had set down to belong to a
category of females that are to be kept at a
distance that is. those who, as he contemptu
ously described them, run after a hearthbrush
because it wears whiskers. He misjudced
Janet Baynes, as men of a suspicious temper
are liable to misjudge simple and frank
natures. There are men who, the more for
ward a woman is, so much the more do they
recoil in their shells, to glower out of them at
those w ho approach them, like a mastiff from
its kennel, with a growl and a display of teeth.
Who this woman was with whom he had been
thrown, Philip only knew from what she had
told him and the guard. He was aware that
she was the sister of his correspondent Salome,
but he was ignorant as before who Salome was,
less only the fact that she must be oung, be
cause the twin-sister of his fellow-passenger.
If like her and twins are usually alike she
must be pretty, and as mental characteristics
follow the features, like her coquettish, and
ready to make love as Philip put it to the
hearthbrush because of its whiskers.
At the station he bad reckoned on finding a
cab and driving to his destination, whilst his
companion went off in another. But to his vex
ation he found that there were no cabs. He
must engage a porter to carry bis traits on a
truck. He resolved to go first of all to his
uncle's house and inquire whether he was lost
in the flood and if he had been heard of -since
Grand Spring Opening of Millinery
Jobbers Keit Week.
A BRIGHT TEOSPECT FOE TRADE.
Natural Effect of Flowers Sought dj Build
ers of Ladles'
HEADGEAR IN PLACE OP FEATHERS
OFFICE OF PITTSBURG DISPATCH, 1
Saturday. iUrch 2, 18S. j
On Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
of next week the Pittsburg jobbers of milli
nery goods will have their spring opening.
There are here three firms devoted to this
obbing industry which are given in the or
der of age, J. D. Bernd & Co., Porter &
Donaldson and Een trick, Ellis & Co. As
a distinct industry, the wholesale millinery
trade was started in this city in 1861, a memora
ble year in our national history. The trade
has been steadily developing from year to year
until in 18SS, the total business of the three
Arms mentioned above exceeded $1,500,000.
A member of one of these firms furnished
Borne items to The Dispatch representative
which it is believed will be o! interest to the
public. The spring trade of 1SS8 showed an ad
vance over the previous spring of 35 percent
For the past decade there has been a healthy
growth each year. Prospects'for this spring's
trade are considered better than ever. The
coming week, however, will in a great measure'
show the drift of things in millinery lines.
. A Biff Rnsh.
According to former experience and advices
from retail dealers throughout Pittsburg's
bailiwick namely. Eastern Ohio, West Vir
ginia and Western Pennsylvania, the spring
opening will be fully patronized notwithstand
ing big doings at Washington.
baida member of one of the firms, "If you
have anv doubts about our having a rush next
week come and see. Retail milliners of Pitts
burg and vicinity more than anyplace I know
of make little display of goods until after our
Epnng opening. Then they bloom ont at once,
and if you will keep your ejes open you will
see a big change In retail windows the last of
next week. It is now a thoronghlv established
arrangement with milliners, of Pittsburg and
surrounding towns that the first week in March
spring styles shall bloom forth. No retailer
-will show spring goods in windows until after
opening of jobbers."
Some Spring Styles.
In response to inquiries concerning styles
lor this spring tLe following statement was
given: "This season the rage will bo for flow
ers and laces in trimmings. For a year or two
past the style has demanded feathers and
plumes. Now we are coming back in the cycle
to floral trimmings. The natural effect of all
kinds of flowers will be shown in trimmings.
Later on in the Beason laces will come more
into play. The natural effect of flowers will be
the study of architects of ladies' headgear for
the springtime. One thing is certain, plume
and feather trimmings are to be old-fashioned
for a season or two.'-'
With reference to prices, there is a down
ward drift and a narrowing of margins, say
jobbers. The slight reduction will, however,
make no perceptible Impression on retailers'
If the faith and hopes of millinery jobbers of
this city are not entirely at sea, the opening of
next week will make a record equal to any in
the past The Dispatch will be ready to
furnish results at the end of the opening.
New York, March 2. Trade In drygoods
was restricted by short h ours and a considera
ble exodus of buyers to Washington, but there
were not wanting indications of an improving
demand at both first and second bands. Agents
report increased orders for staple cotton goods,
and-prints were doing fairly well. Light jot
tons, like bunting, have appreciated In value.
The tone of the market tends to improve, but
is without material change as yet The entire
stock of J. and C Johnston, a large Broadway
retail bouse, was sold to Jordon, Marsh A Co.,
and will be shipped at once to Boston.
ST. Loots Wool Is quiet and steady. Prices
the telegram was despatched. Thenhewonld
put up for the night at the inn, and his future
movements would be regulated by the informa
tion he received.
"By the way," said he to tho porter, "I sup
pose you have a decent hotel in the place,
though it is deficient in cabs?"
'There are three inns" answered the man,
"but all full as an excursion train on Good
Fridav. The poor folks that ha' been tnmed
out o't haaie by t' water ha' been ta'en into "em.
Where art 'a goinf. sir?"
"To the house of Mr. Pennycomequick," an
"Right you are," said the porter, "Mrs.
Baynes is also boun' to t'same,and I can Jake
t'whole bag-o-tricks on one barrow."
Philip turned to Janet Baynes with an Im
patient gesture, which with all his self control
he was unable to repress, and said: "You are
going to Mr. Pennycomequlck's, I understand,
There was no avoiding it. The tiresome asso
ciation could net be dissolved at once, it
threatened to continue.
"Yes." answered Janet, "I spent all my life
there till I married, and my mother and sister
are there now."
"Not relations of Mr. Pennycomequick?"
"Oh. dear, no. "He has been like a father to
us, because our own father was killed by an ac
cident in his service. That was a long time
ago, I cannot remember the circumstance.
Ever since then we have lived in the house.
Wo always call Mr. Pennycomequick our uncle,
but he is no real relative."
Philip strode forward, ahead of the porter;
from the station the road ascended at a steep
gradient, and the man came on slowly with the
united luggage. Janet quickened her pace,
and came up beside Philip.
It was like being beset by a fly in summer.
"Are you going to Mr. Pennycomequicc'sf"
asked Janet, panting. She was a little out of
breath with walking to keep up with her com
"I am not strong. My breath goes If I hurry,
especially In going up hill."
"Then, madam, let me entreat you to spare
your lungs and relax your pace."
"But then we shall be separated, and we are
going to the same house. Would yon mind
going just a wee bit slower?"
Philip complied without a word.
He questioned for a moment whether he
should inform his fellow-passenger of the news
that the uncle was lost. But he reflected that
he knew nothing for certain. The message he
bad received could hardly have been couched
in vaguer terms. It was quite possible that his
explanation of it was false; it was also not at
all improbable that the alarm given was prem
ature. If Salome was like the young scatter
brain walking at his side, she would be pre
cisely the person to cry wolf at the first alarm.
He might have inquired of the porter whether
Mr. Pennycomequick had met with an accident,
or whether anything had occurred at his bouse,
but he preferred to wait, partly because he
was too proud to Inquire of a porter, and
partly because he was given no opportunity to
question him out of hearing of his com
panion. "Are you going to stay at uncle's?" asked
"I really am unable to answer that ques
tion." "But, as you have heard, all the inns are full.
Have you any friends In Mergatroyd?"
"Relations not friends."
"What a delightful thing it must be to have
plenty of relations. Salome and I have none.
We were quite alone in the world, except for
mother. Now I have, of course, all my hus
band's kindred, but Salome has no one."
There was no shaking this girl off. She stuck
to him as a burr. In all probability he would
be housed at bis uncle's that night, and so be
brought into further contact with this person.
She herself was -eminently distasteful to him
bnt a sister unmarried! Philip resolved to re- I
A BETTER PROSPECT.
Trade Picking Up, With Indications of Con
The local business situation underwent
no material change for better or worse the
past week. The volume of transactions in
aft departments was larger than for the
same time last year, and fully up to the most
hopeful expectation. There were no radical
changes in values, but they displayed a
stronger tone and a disposition to more up.
Oil was active and, in spite of bear tactics
and secret manipulation, persistently main
tained a position above the 90 line, fre
quently rising above 92, with a good pros
pect of reaching a still higher point
There was no special feature in
stocks, the most of them being under
bearish influence, Philadelphia gas alone show
ing an advancing-tendency at the close. Real
estate was active. Nearly all descriptions of
property were in demand. About 100 transac
tions were reported during the week, some of
them being of considerable magnitude. Values
of choice properties, and especially unim
proved lots and small houses, were very firm,
with a hardening tendency. Bankers reported
large supplies of. loanable funds, with a mod
erate borrowing demand. Rates were steady
at 56 per cent the former for gilt-edged col
lateral. There was more inquiry for iron and
prices were firmer.
The stock market was steady Saturday for
the good dividend payers and weak for the rest
Gas was slumpy all along the line, with the ex
ception of Philadelphia, which scored an ad
vance and left off strong. Electric about held
its own. La Nona was in the dumps. Trac
tions were depressed, because of the frequent
accidents to people and to the motive power,
making the running of cars irregular and un
certain. Brokers say there is a good prospect
ahead for most of the local securities.
LITE STOCK MARKETS.
St. Loins Cattle Receipts. 100 bead; ship
ments, un neau: market steaay; cnoice neaw
native teers, S3 751 SO; fair to good do, $3 00
f3 90; stockers and feeders, fair to good, 2 00
3 00: rangers, corn-fed. J2 753 50; grass-fed.
61 802 90. Hogs Receipts. 2,200 bead; ship
ments. 1,500 bead; market steatlv: choice heavy
and butchers' selection. S4 354 55; packing,
medium to prime, ft S04 50; light grades, or
dinary to bet, 4 401 60. Sheep Receipts,
100 head: shipment. 900 head, market steady;
lair to choice, $3 005 10-
Kansas City Cattle Receipts, -304 head:
shipments, RO head: dressed beef and shipping
steers opened steady but closed weak, dull and
a snaue lower: cows siow,ana weaK; stockers
and feeding steers steady; good to choice $3 90
4 25: common to medium. $2 75 3 50: stockers
and medium, SI 6033 20; cows. SI 202 Ta
Hogs Receipts, 6,254 bead; shipments, 9u3
head; market weak and25c lower; good to
choice, $4 304 35; common to medium, S4 15
4 25. Sheep Receipts, 880 head; shipments,
none; market active aud strong; good to choice
muttons, 94 304 GO.
Chicago Cattle Receipts, 2.000 head: ship
ments, none; market steady: natives, $2 90
4 75; stockers. $2 303 00; cows, bulls and
mixed, SI 403 15. Hogs Receipts. 14.1)00
bead; shipments, none; market weak and
lower: packers and shippers. SI 354 55;heavv.
S4 404 50; mixed, U 4o4 60: light S4 454 50.
Sheep Receipts, 1.500 head; shipments, none;
market steady; natives, S3 754 50; western,
54 6004 9a
Buffalo Cattle Receipts. 1,800 head
through, 240 head for sale; market steady:
good steers, S3 654. la Sheep and lambs Re
ceipts. 400 bead through: 4,600 head for rale,
with 4,400 bead held over: market weak and 6
25c lower; good sheep, S4 505 00; good lambs.
55 75675. Hogs Receipts, 8,000 head through;
4,600 head for sale; market active and510c
lower; mediums, S4 754 80; Yorkers, S4 85.'
CijfClKNATI Hogs in fair demand and
steady; common and light S3 754 75; pack
ing and butchers. S4 5004 7a Receipts, 9S0
head; shipments. 1,130 head.
Movement of Specie.
New Yobk, March 2. The exports of
specie from the port of Now York last week
amounted to S574,68I. of which (73,300 was
in gold and 601,881 in silver. All the gold
and 06,528 in silver went to South America
and S434.853 in silver went to Europe. The im
ports of specie for the week amounted to
Slt354. of which 188,128 was in gold and S120,
128 in sliver.
double his testy manner toward her. He would
return to Nottingham on the morrow, unless
absolutely compiled by circumstances to re
main. There was there always bad been a vein of
suspicion, breeding reserve of manner, in the
Pennycomequick family. It was found chiefly
in the men in the women, that is. in Mrs.
Sidebottom, it took a different form. As forces
are co-related, so are tempers. It chilled their
manner, itmadethem inapt to form friendships,
and uncongenial in society.
Undo Jeremiah had it, and that strongly.
Toward -his own kin he had never relaxed. The
conduct of neither sister nor brother had been
such as to Inspire confidence. To the last ho
was hard, icy .and suspicious toward them. But
the warm breath of the little children had
melted the frost in his domestic relations, and
their conspicuous gnllelessness had .disarmed
his suspicious. To them he had been a very
different man to what he had appeared to
others, Philip's father had behaved foolishly,
withdrawn his money from the firm, and in a
fit of credulity had allowed himself to be
swindled out of it by a smooth-tongued im
poster, Schofield. That loss had reduced him
to poverty, and had soured him. Thenceforth,
the Pennycomequick characteristics which had
been in abeyance in Nicholas ripened rapidly.
Philip had learned from his father to
regard the bulk of mankind as in league
against the fow, as characterized by sell
seeking, and as unreliable in all that
affected their own interests. Philip was
aged 34, but looked older than his years. The
experiences he had passed through had prema
turely fixed tho direction of his tendencies,
and had warped his views of life. In photog
raphy, impressions made on the sensitive plate
rapidly fade unless dipped in a solution which
gives them permanency. So is it with the inci
dents of life; pictures are formed in brains and
passed unnoticed, unregistered, till something
occurs to fix them. The great misfortune
which had befallen his father had acted as
such a bath to Philip's mind, leaving on it the
indelible impression of universal rascality. He
could remember the comfort in which his
childhood had been passed, and the grinding
penury afterward. Obliged to work for his
livelihood, he bad chosen the law, a profession
ill calculated to counteract the tendency in
him, inherent, and already declared, to regard
all men as knaves or fools.
Nicholas' last years had been spent in useless
rcpinings over his loss, in grumbling at his
brother and sister lor not coming to his aid,
and in hatred of the man who had ruined him.
He had been too proud to appeal to his half
brother, and was angry with Jeremiah for not
coming forward unsolicited to relieve him.
Had he gone to his brother, even written to
him to express regret for his injudicious con
duct, it is probable, nay, certain, that Jeremiah
would have forgiven him; but the false pride of
Nicholas prevented him taking this step, and
Jeremiah would not move to his assistance
Thus a mutual misunderstanding kept the
half-brothers apart, and embittered their minds
against each other.
Mrs. Sldebottom had been of as little help to
her brother as bad Jeremiah. Mr. Sldebottom
bad, indeed, taken Philip into his office as a
clerk, but no Sldebottom contributions came
to relieve the necessities of Nicholas. His
sister was profuse in regrets and apologies for
not doing anything for him. always weighting
these apoloeies with a lecture on his wrong
doing in withdrawing his money from the firm;
bnt she gave him nothing save empty words.
Nicholas entertained but little love for his
sister; and Philip grew up with small respect
for his aunt.
By the time that Philip had reached the Pen
nycomequick door he was in as unamiable a
temper as he had ever been during the 31 years
of his life. He was damp, hungry, cold. He
more than half believed that he had been
brought to Mergatroyd on a fool's errand: he
did not know where he was to sleep that night,
and what be wonld get to eat. The inns, as he
had beard, were full; no more trains would
leave the station that night, owing to the con
dition of the line; there was not a cab in Mer
gatroyd, so that he could escape from the place
only on foot, and that without his baggage.
Moreover, he was in doubt with what face he
could appear before his uncle, were Jeremiah
at home. His uncle, whom he had only once
seen, and that at his father's funeral, bad on
that occasion shown htm not the smallest in
clination to make his acquaintance. Would it
Full Cream Cheese Firm-Good Coun
try Butter in Demand.
GOOD FEIDAT IN PRODUCE HUES.
Grain and Hay Receipts Too Liberal for
Wants of Trade.
GREEK COFFEE AGAIN ADVANCES
OFFICE OF THE PrTTSBUBO DISPATCH, )
Satubdat, March 2, 1839. J
Country Produce Jobbing Prices.
Full cream cheese has been advanced He at
Chicago, and, while prices have not been
changed by our home jobbers, the firmness 1
strong enough to bring an advance at an early
day. It rarely fails that cheese prices go up in
Lenten times. An active movement in eggs
and reliable butter Is reported by jobbers thS
past day or two. A Liberty street commission
firm reports that yesterday was a good Friday
in these lines, showing a total of sales beyond
anything for some weeks. The demapd for
good country butter is specially strong. Dealers
in buttenno have found the trade fraught with
so many difficulties and risks that many have
gone back to butter. The result is already seen
in a better demand for good country butter.
Butter Creamery, Elgin. 3132c; Ohio do,
2627c: fresh dairy packed, 203c; country
rolls, 1822c; Chartiers Creamery Co. butter,
Beans Choice medium, S2 002 10: choice
Beeswax 2325c ft for choice; low grade,
CIDER Sand refined, t8 607 50: common,
$3 5004 00; crab cider, S8 00850 ) barrel;
cider vinegar, 1012c fl gallon.
Chef.se Ohio cheese, fall make, 1212c;
New York, fall make. 12lSc; Limburger,
HK12Kc: domestic Swcitzer cheese, 1318Kc
Dried Pkas-S1 451 50 bushel; split do,
Eggs I516c 9 dozen tor strictly fresh.
Fruits Apples. SI 0CQS1 503 barrel; evap
orated raspberries, 25c fi ft: cranberries, S3 00
H barrel: S2 40S2 50 per bushel.
Feathers Extra live geese, 5060c; No. 1
do. 404oc; mixed lots, 3035c ft.
Hominy $2 652 75 V barrel.
Honey New Crop, 1617c; buckwheat, 13
Potatoes Potatoes. 35S!40e 3a hnshrf; E m
2 75 for Southern sweeto; S3 2o3 50 for Jer- !
sey sw eeis.
Poultry Live ehlrkens, 6575e H pair;
dressed chickens, 13015c $ pound; tnrkeis, 13
15c dressed fl pound; ducks, live. 80S5c $
pair; dressed, ti14c $ pound; geese, 10llc
Seeds Clover, choice, 62 fts to bushel, 86 M
bushel; clover, largo English, 62 fts, S6 25;
clover, Alsike,S8 60; clover, white, 69 00; timo
thy, choice. 45 fts, SI 85; blue grass, extra clean,
14 fts, $1 00: bine gras, fancy, 14 fts. SI 20;
orchard grass. 14 fts, S2 00; red top, 14-fts, SI 00;
millet 50 fts. 81 25; German millet 50 fts. S2 00;
Hungarian grass, 4S fts. S2 00; lawn grass, mix
ture of fine grasses, 25c per ft.
Tallow Country, 4K5c; city rendered,
Tropical Fruits Lemons, fancy, S3 00
4 00 box; common lemons, S2 75 a
box; Messina oranges, S2 5003 50 ) box;
Florida oranges, S3 OOSJ 00 W box: Jamaica
oranges, fancv. S5 00Q5 60 f? case; Malaca 1
grapes. o euai w fi teg; Dananas, S3 60
firsts: SI 502 00, good seconds, -p bnnch;
cocnanuts, $4 O04 50 ?1 hundred; new figs, 12
14c pound; dates, 5HB)c pound.
Vegetables Celerv. 40o0c doz. bunches;
cabbages, $30004 00 M 100: onions, 50c V bushel;
Spanish onions, 7590c fl crate; turnips, 30
40c per bushel.
Green coffee has again been advanced Ho in
New York. Package coffee is lc higher than a
week ago, and everything goes to show that
times were ripe for the advance. Markets are
firm at the rise.
Greek Coffee Fancy Rio, 2021Kc;
choice Rio, 1920c; prime Rio, 19c; fair Rio.
1818c: old Government Java, 26Jcj Mara
caibo, 21K22Kc; Mocha. S031c; Santos, 1(K
22c: Caracas coffee, 2021$c; peaBerry, Rio,
202IXc; Laguayra, 2021Jf c.
Roasted (in paners) Standard branus,23c;
high grades. 25K7c; old Government Java,
bulk, 32033; Maracalbo. 2728c: Santos, 22W
23Uc; peaberry, 26Kc: peaberry Santos, 2lk
23Wc: choice Rio, 25c; prime Rio, 22Kc; good
Bio, 22c; ordinary, 21c. '
not appear as If, on the first rumor or suspi
cion of disaster, he had rushed to the spot with
out decorum, to seize on his uncle's estate, and
with no bettor excuse than a vague telegram
received from an irresponsible girl.
"Here's the door," said the porter. Janet
ran up the steps with alacrity and knocked.
Mr. Pennycomequlck's house was formal as
himself, of red brick Without ornament; half
way up the hill, with its back to the road, and
without even that mellow charm which old red
brick assumes in the country, for this was red
begrimed with soot, on which not a lichen or
patch of moss would grow. The ugly back was
toward the street: the uglier face looked into
a garden that ran down the slope to the valley
bottom. There were two square-headed win
dows on one side of the door, two similar win
dows on the other side, over each an exactly
similar window, and over the door one with a
round head that doubtless lighted the stair
case. Above these was another story similar,
but the windows lets tall. Who does not know
this kind of house? They are scattered in hun
dreds of thousands over the face of England,
and who, with a grain of taste, would not a
thousand times rather snuggle into a thatched
cottage, with windows broad and low, winking
out from under the brown eaves? Not if one
lived to the age of tho Wandering Jew could
one become attached to one of these gaunt,
formal, dingy mansions. The door was opened
in answer to the bell and knocker, and Philip,
after paying the railway porter, requested him
to wait five minutes till he ascertained whether
he was to spend the night there or go in quest
of a bed.
Then he entered the gas-lighted hall, tb see
his traveling comrade locked in the arms of
her sister, a young girl of the same age and
height and general appearance, with the same
red-gold balr and the same clear complexion,
who was flushed with excitement at meeting
A pretty sight it was these lovely twins
clinging to each other in an ecstasy of delight,
laughing, kissing, foldllng each other, with the
tears of exuberant pleasure streaming over
But Philip remained unmoved or contempt
uous. He saw his Aunt Louisa and Captain
Lambert on tho stairs.
"J know well what this bit of pantocaine
means," thought Philip. "The girls are show
ing off before two young men."
"What! Philip herel" exclaimed Mrs. Side
bottom, who hastened down the stairs to greet
hei nephew. "Oh Philip; how good of you to
come! I made sure you would the moment
you heard the news, and yet 1 was not sure but
that you would shrink from it as you were
on such bad terms with your uncle. I am so
glad you have arrived to assist us with your
professional advice. This is a sad, a very sad
"Mr. Fhilip.'Pennycomequick!" exclaimed
Salome, disengaging herself from her sister's
embrace and standing before the young man.
She lifted her great searching eyes to his face
and studied it, then dropped them, ashamed of
her andacity, and perhaps a little disappointed
at what she had seen; for the moment he came
toward her he assumed his most uncompromis
"I beg your pardon," said he stiffly. "Whom
have I the honor "
"I am Salome Cusworth. who telegraphed to
He bowed haughtily. ,"I am glad,"
Then Salome abashed! caught her sister's
hand, and said to Mrs. Sldebottom: "Ob, please
let me take Janet away first she knows noth
ing, and you must allow me to break the terri
ble news to her myself."
She drew her sister aside with her arm round
her waist, into a room on the ground floor,
where she could tell her privately the great
sorrow that had fallen on them.
Philip looked inquiringly after'them, and
when the door had closed, said t4ff his aunt:
"Who are they? What are they?"
"You may well ask," said Mrs. Sldebottom.
They are the petted and spoiled daughters of
your uncle's housekeeper. He has brought
them up beyond their station, and now they
will be unfit to do anything when turned
"But," said Philip, "one is married."
"Oh, yes, of course. She has caught her man.
I know nothing of her husband, or how he was
tackled. I dare say, however, he Is respecta
ble, but only a manufacturer."
"And the unmarried sister is Salome?"
"Yes, an officious, pert piece of goods."
Spices (whole) Cloves, 21625c: allspice, 9c:
cassia, 89c: pepper, lBc;'nutmeg, 70S0c
Petroleum (jobbers' prices) U0 test 7Kc:
Ohio, 120, 8Kc; headlight 150. 9c; water white.
I0Kc; globe, 12c; elaine, 15c; carnadine, Uc;
royaline, 14c v
Syrups Corn syrups, 2325c; choice sugar
syrup, 3338c; prime sugar syrup, S033c;
strictly prime, 33S5c
N. O. Molasses Fancy, 50c; choice, 48; me
dium, 45; mixed, 4042c
Soda Bi-carb in kegs, 3K4c; bi-carb in &s,
5Kc; bi-carb, assorted packages, 56c; Sdl
soda in kegs, lc; do granulated, 2c.
Candles Star, full weight hc; stearine,
per set 8Kc; parafflne, HK12c
Rice Head, Carolina, 77c; choice, 6
7c: prime, 56Vc; Louisiana, 66Kc.
Shabch Pearl, 2c; cornstarch, 57c;
gloss starch, 5Ji7c. '
Foreign Fruits Layer raisins, $2 65: Lon
don layers, S3 10; California London layers,
S2 50: Muscatels. $2 25: California Muscatels,
$2 35; Valencia, new, 6K7c; Ondara Valencia,
JK7Xc; sultana, 7c: currants, new, 4JJ5c;
Turkey prunes, new, 44Jc: French prunes,
8I3c; Salonica prunes, in 2-ft packages, 8Cc,
cocoanuts, per 100, $8 00; almonds. Lan., per "ft;
29c: do Ivica, 19c: do shelled, 40c; walnuts,?nap.,
12U15c; Sicily filberts, 12c; Smyrna figs, 12$
lCc: new dates. 56c; Brazil nuts, 10c;
pecans, ll15c: citron, per ft. 2122c: lemon
peel, per ft. 1314c; orange peel, 12c.
Dried Fruits Apples, sliced, per ft. 8 c;
apples, evaporated, 6Vi6c; apricots, Callfor1
nia. ovaporated, 15l8c; peaches, evaporated
pared, 2223c: peaches, California, evaporated,
unpared, 1012c; cherries, pitted, 2122c;
cherries, unpitted. 5ffi6c: raspberries, evapor
ated, 2424Kc; blackberries, 7KSc: huckle-H
8UGARS Cubes, TJfc; powdered, 7?c: granu
lated,7c:confectioners' A,c; standard AOc;
soft whites. 66JJc; yellow, choice, t6)ic;
yellow, good, o66?ic; yellow, fair, 6c; yel
low, dark, Sic
Pickt.es Medium, bbls (1.200), S475; me
diums, half bbls (GOO). $2 85.
Salt-No, 1 f bbl, 95c; No. 1 ex, m bbl, SI 05;
dairy. bbl, II 20; coarse crystal, Jf bbl, $1 20;
Higgles Enreka, 4 bu sack, $2 80; Hlggin's Eu
reka, 16-14 ft pockets, S3 00.
Canned Goods Standard peaches, Sirso
1 60;2ds, SI 30l 35: extra peaches, $1 351 10;
gie peaches. 90c; finest corn, SI 301 50; Hfd.
o. corn, 7090c: red cherries, 90cl 00; lima
beans, SI 10: soaked do, 85c: string do do, 75
85c; marrowfat peas, SI 10l 16; soaked peas,
7075c: pineapples, SI 401 60; Bahama do,
$2 7s; damson plums, 95c; green gages, SI 25;
eggplums, S2 00; California pears. $2 50; do green
gages. $2 00; do egg plums, $2 00; extra white
cherries, S2 90; red cherries, 2fts, 90c: raspber
ries, SI 151 40; strawberries SI 10; goose
berries, SI 201 30: tomatoes, 8592c: salmon,
1-ft, SI 752 10; blackberries, 80c; succotash,
2-ft cans, soaked, 90c; do green, 2fts, SI 251 50;
corn beef, 2-ft cans, SI 75; 14-ft cans, S13 50;
baked beans, SI 401 45; lobster, 1 ft, SI 750
1 SO: mackerel, 1-ft rans, broiled, SI 50; sardines,
domestic i $4 254 50; sardines, domestic
lis, S8.25S8 50; sardines, imported, tie, $11 50
12 60; sardines, imported, s, $18 00: sardines,
mustard, S4 00; sardines, spiced, SI 25.
Fish Extra No. I bloater mackerel,
$36 t bbl; extra No. 1 do, mess, S40;
extra No. 1 mackerel, shore, S32; extra No.
1 do, messed. $36; No. 2 shore mackerel, $24.
Codfish Whole pollock, 4c fl ft; do medium
George's cod, 6c: do large, 7c; boneless hake.
In strips, 6c: do George's cod in block', 6M
7Jic Herring Round shore, $5 60 M bbl; split
$7:lakeS3 25rU00-fthalfbbl. White flsb, $7 ft
100-ft half bbl. Lake trout S5 50 1 half bbl.
Finnan hadders, 10c fl ft. Iceland halibut 13o
Buckwheat Flour 225c per pound.
OATMEAL-S6 S06 60 fl bbl.
Miners' Oil No. 1 winter strained, 5860e
fl gallon. Lard oil. 75c
Grain, Flour nnd Fred.
Total receipts as bulletined at the Grain Ex
change. 49 cars. By Pittsburg, Tort Wayne and
Chicago. 1 car of oats, 1 of feed, 6 of hay, 2 of
flour, 2 of barley, 1 of com, 1 of middlings. By
Pittsburg, Cincinnati and St Louis, 3 cars of
wheat, 7 of oats, 7 of hay, 5 of com, 2 of mid
dlings, 1 of bran. By Pittsburg and Lake Erie,
1 car of hay, 2 of oats, 1 of flour, 1 of middlings,
5 of rye Sales on call: One car sample oats,
29c, spot; 1 car ear corn, sample, 35c, spot; 1 car
No. 2 y. e. com, 40c, spot; 2 cars y. g. com, 3GKc,
10 days. Grain and hay receipts for the week
have been larger than for months past The
total was 231 cars, against 21S last week, and
less than 200 cars than for a number of weeks be
fore. While supplies are still too liberal for de
mands of trade, the tone of markets shows a
slight improvement over the close of lastweek.
WHEAT-Jobbing prices No. 2 red, SI 08
1 09; No. 3 red. 9Scg$l 04.
Corn No. 2 yellow. ear,40K41c: high mixed
ear, 340c; .No. 1 yellow, shelled, ,&S9c;
No. 2 yellow, shelled, 37K3Sc; high mixed,
shelled, 80S7c; mixed, shelled. 8538c:
Oats No.2white,3U?31c; extra No. 8, 30
30c; No. 3 white, 29K30c; No. 2 mixed, 238
RYK No. 1 Western, 6061e; No. 2. 65956c
Barley No. 1 Canada, 90ge&c; No. 2 Canada,
, " i.
MONDAY, MAECH 4,
"Like her sister." t
"Now," said Mrs. Sldebottom, "what are jou
going to do? In this house you cannot well be
accommodated. There are rooms, but every
one's head is turned, servants and all. No
toast sent up at breakfast. Your best way will J
oe to go to Lambert's quarters In my house.
Here you would be amidst a party of tedious
"I want to be as far as possible from those
young ladies," said Philip. "One has been in
the train with me for many hours, and has
worried me beyond endurance."
"Certainly. Go with Lambert In my house
you will be in Liberty Hall, where you can
"I never smoke."
"And drink whisky and water."
"I take nothing at night"
"And talk over social scandals."
"In which 1 have not the smallest Interest"
"Well, well, we dine in a quarter of an hour
here. You will stay. No dressing, quite en
famille. Fried soles, a joint and cutlets a la
"Thank you. I accept, for the inn",Ilearn,
are quite full. I will give orders to the porter
to take my traps over to your bouse, and then,
perhaps, you will give me ten minutes to tell
me what has happened to my uncle, for I am
still in the dark respecting him."
"So are we all," said Lambert
From the room into which Salome had drawn
her sister, and which was the sitting room of
their invalided mother, could be heard the
sobbing of Janet and the broken accents of the
old lady and Salome. There were tears in all
- Then there flashed through the mind of
Philip Pennycomequick tho thought that, here
without in the hall, were the sister and two
nephews of the lost man, who had been as yet
scarcely alluded to by them, bnt he had been
told about what there was for dinner; whereas,
divided from them by a door, were three per
sons unconnected with Uncle Jeremiah, who
were moved by his death or disappearance as
by that of a dear connection."
Philip, however, said nothing. He turned to
the front door to speak to the porter, when a
violent ring at the bell called his attention to
another man who stood on the steps.
"Beg pardon," said this man, "where is Miss
"I will call her," said Philip. "Who shall I
say wants to speak to her?"
"The night watchman, Fanshawe."
"Oh, Mr. Fanshawe!" exclaimed Mrs. Side
bottom, running through the hall to him, "has
he been found?"
"No such luck,"
Philip tapped at the door through which the
girls had retreated, and Salome opened it Her
eyes were glittering with tears, and her cheeks
'There is a fellow called Fanshawe wants a
word with you," said Philip.
The girl advanced through the hall to the
"Oh, miss!" said the night-watchman, "some
o' us chaps aren't content to let matters stand
as they be. For sewer t'owd gen'lman be
somewheer, aud we're bonn' to mak anlther
sarcb. We thowt tha'd like to knaw."
"For sower. Wi' a loaf o' cake and a can'l."
CHAPTER X With a Loak aud a Candle.
Wittf a loaf and a candle!
We live in the oddest world, where men labor
to do the simplest things in the most round
about way, and to put whatever they come in
contact with to purposes other than those in
tended. We have seenchampagnebottlesused
as candlesticks, and a bonnet given to a cat to
kitten in, and a preacher haranguing in a
theater, and a pugilist occupying a pulpit
women dressing and cutting their hair like
men, and men affecting girlish ways; members
of Parliament exhibiting themselves as black
guards, and leaders of the people leading them
to political suicide, as Jack-the-Giant-Killer
made Giant Gruff-me-gruff rip himself open'
Those who have feet to walk on, affect stand
ing on their heads, and those who have heads
to reason with, think with their stomachs.
With a loaf and a candle!
Astronomers tell us that there are as many
suns visible in the firmament as there are
human beings in Great Britain about thirty
millions, and that each of these suns presum
ably the center of a system of worlds like our
8385c;No.3Canada,7880c; No. 2 Western,
7578c; No. 8 Western, 6570c Lake Shore, 75
Flour Jobbing prices, winter patents $8 50,
675; spring patents. $6 757 00: fancy straight
winter and spring, ta 758 00; clear winter.
85 255 6a straight XXXX bakers', $5 005 25.
Rye flour, $4 00.
MrLLFEED Middlings, fine white, $18 00
20 00 fl ton; brown middlings, $14 5015 00;
winter wheat bran, $14 75015 25; chop feed.
$15 00(5)18 (XX
Hay Baled timothy, choice, $15 0015 25;
No. 1 do. $14 2514 50; No. 2 do, $12 0013 00;
loose from wagon, SIS 0020 00: No. 1 upland
prairie. 89 7510 00; No. 2, $8 008 60; packing
do, $6 507 00. .
Straw Oats. $8 008 25; wheat and rye
straw, $7 007 2a
Sugar-cured hams, large, 10c; sugar-cured
hams, medium, 10c; sugar-cured hams, small,
lie: sugar-cured breakfast bacon, 10c; sugar
cured shoulders, SJc: sugar-cured boneless
shoulders, 9Jc; sugar-cured California hams,
8c; sugar-cured dried beef flats, 8c; sugar
cured dried Deef sets,9c; sugar-cured dried beef
rounds, lie: bacon shoulders, 7c; bacon clear
sides, 8c; bacon clear bellies, 8Kc: dry salt
shoulders. 6; dry salt clear sides. 7c Mess
Eork, heavy. 814 00; mess pork, family, $14 50;
ard Refined In tierces, 7c: half barrels, TJc;
wju tuuo, f7u;.ai0 pans, tfucz ou-m un cans,
"Mc; 3-B tin pails, Tc; 5-fi tin palls, 7c;
10-ft tin pails, 7c Smoked sausage, long, 5c;
large, 5c Fresh pork links, 9c Pigs feet half
barrels, S3 75; quarter barrels, $1 75.
Armour & Co. furnish the following prices on
dressed meats: Beef carcasses, 450 to 550 fts,
65Kc; 600 to 650 fts, 66c; 700 to 750 fts, 6
7c Sheep, 7c fl ft. Lambs, 8c fl ft.
MARKETS EY WIRE.
A Break In May nnd July Wheat Caused by
Free Selling Corn Lower Hon
Products Dull, bnt Prices '
Chicago A break of 4Jic occurred in May
wheat and c for July delivery to-day. No
special news was received to cause tho decline,
and the depression was tho result of lack of
suppoit The speculative offerings were
heavy, considerable long wheat coming on the
market besides whicn there may, have been
some shorts selling. Every effort to sell
brought lower prices, there apparently being
no opposition to stop the decline
The short Interest evidently had been pretty
well covered, and the parties who hvo been
Identified with the bull side, while not known
to have sold freely to-day, evidently had done
so the past week or more From surface Indi
cations it is surmised that trade is getting out
of May and shifting into July, but,there is still
a great deal of uncertainty regard
ing tho market and operators are
naturally not too over-Banguine that the May
deal has already been abandoned.
There was a fair trade in corn early, with a
quiet feeling later. The market opened at
about the closing prices yesterday, and was
firm, advancing ic, due to covering by shorts.
The demand was. soon satisfied, however, and
prices reacted &c, influenced by the decline
In wheat ana to the free selling by one or two
prominent houses, became steady aud closed
f ully,Jic lower than yesterday.
Trading in oats was small and price changes
Onlyia limited business was reported in hog
products, but tbe feeling was moderately firm
considering the unsettled condition of other
markets, and prices averaged higher on all
leading articles, although outside figures were
not fully supported.
The leading futures ranged as follows:
Wheat-No. 2 March, 81 00 May. $1 67l
1 OTJiQl 031 03J$: June, $1 01VJ1 01K9K
Corn No. 2 March. 34Ki4Ji34K34Kc:
wJi uvntV74U4UUy., iur. u.7gity JU7iV
uats no. z iuarcn, xitfc; may, uyayya
Mess Pork, per bbl. March, $11 20; Mav,
$11 S7MI14011 301137; July, JU52K
11 6711 47XU 57K.
LARD, per 100 fts. March. $6 72U: May,
ZB 806 S2K&6 75S82; July, S6 856 W0 85
Short Ribs, per 100 fts. March, S3 95;
When baby was sick, we gave her Castorla
When she was a Child, she cried for Castorla,
When she became Miss, she clung to Castorla,
When she had Children, she gave them Castorla.
own, and perhaps peopled by beings ot like
caliber to ourselves. Let us say that each sun
is given ten planets, that makes three hundred
millions of worlds, having in tnem the same
proportion of thoughtless, unreasoning beings
as in this globe with which we are familiar.
Who would have supposed that there was such
a diffusion'of silliness, wTongheadedness, and
blunder brains diffused through space.
With a loaf and a candle!
It is the fashion to believe in evolution, to
hold that mankind is developed through a long
progression from something as Inarticulate as
frog spawn. And we believe it because we see
so much ot this inchoate, inorganic spawn still
taking the place of brain in the heads of hu
manity. Men have grown and become vetebrate and
have branched into members, but the spawn
still lingers as it was in the cells of the skull.
With a loaf and a candle!
Full a score of ln-tbe-main not unintelligent
men were about to search for the body of their
master with a loaf or cake and a candle. How
a loaf and a candle should conduce toward the
finding the object they sought, is not so easy to
see. What there was in tne nature of loaf or
candle to make each appropriate to the pur
pose, not one of these in-the-maln not unin
telligent men asked. ,
The upper reach of the canal bad drained it
self away, but at the locks the rush of water
had furrowed the bed, pent in as it had been
between the walls, and had left deep pools.
Below the locks the lace of the land was flat
the fall slight and there 'the canal was brim
ming, and much of the water that bad over
flowed still lay about in the fields. This por
tion of the Keld basin went by the name of the
Fleet which indicated a time, perhaps not re
mote, when it had been a waste of ooze and
water channels, sometimes overflowed and
The whole of the drained canalbed had been
searched between the lock and the bridge that
carried the road across the river and canal, a
distance ot three-quarters of a mile, but with
out success. The men who intended prosecut
ing the search in their own fashion were clus
tered below tho shattered locks. But the
gathering did not consist of men only. With
them were some mill girls from a factory on
the slope that had not stopped, not having
been affected by the flooJ. They wore scarlet
or pink kerchiefs over their heads, pinned
under the chin, and plain white pianaf ores to
protect their dresses at their work from the
oil, a costume as plcteresque and becoming as
convenient These girls were there, because
it was an unsuitable place for them no other
reason will suffice to explain their presence.
But women, water and wind, will penetrate
Mrs. Sldebottom and Salome were also on
the canal bank. They baa no faith in the ex
periment about to be tried, but each for differ
ent reasons thought it expedient to be present
Salome would not be away, so intense was her
anxiety about the fate of Uncle Jeremiah, and
Mrs. Sldebottom would be there so as not to
seem indifferent Janet tired from her long
journey, and not strong, did not come out; she
remained with her mother. Philip and Lam
bert Pennycomequick were there as a duty; a
disagreeable and onerous duty the Captain con
sidered it because it spoiled his dinner.
A loaf and a candle!
A good round loaf of baker's bread had a
hole scooped out of it and into this hole a
tallow candle was thrust. The candle was
lighted and sent adrift on the water of the
The night was dark, the moon did not rise
for another hour or more. All the mills in the
valley were dark. Not only had they been
brought to a standstill Dy the flood, but the
main of the gas was broken. This was the
cause of the eclipse likewise of the gas on the
road. The water had left the cottage of the
lockkeeper, and the bodies of the dead man
and his wife bad been found and laid on the
sodden bed. A yellow glimmer shone out of
the window, for a candle burnt there, and a
fire had been kindled. An old woman, a rela
tion, driven from her home by the water, was
sitting there, trying to coax a fire to keep in. in
the wet and rusty grate, and supplying herself
with gin to keep out the chill from her bones.
The town on the hill flank twinkled with
lights, and iust beyond the ridge pulsated the
auroral flicker from the distant foundries. The
lamps on the railway shone green and red.
Some of those engaged in the search bore
The cluster on the embankment with the
moving lights, the occasional flash over a red
kerchief or a white pinafore and the reflections
in the water, united to form a striking picture.
"Si there," said one man, "t leet" (light)
"be headln.' agin t' stream."
'There's no stream flowing," said another.
'There owt ta be, and there is for sewer. T'
can'l be gan'in up t' course."
"Because t' wind be blawing frae t' east"
It was true; the loaf of bread which had been
placed in the water, instead of taking a sea
ward direction with the natural fall of the cur
rent, was swimming slowly but perceptibly up
ward. Tbejellow flame of the candle was
turned toward the locks, showing in which
In Yorkshire, cake is white bread; bread is oat
May. $6 02X6rO76 026 05; June, $6 10
Cash quotations were as follows: Flour
quiet and unchanged; No. 2 spring wheat
Si 00I 00: .No. 3 spring wheat, 85S8c;
No. 2 red, $1 B0K1 00. No. 2 com. 31c
No. 2oats,25Kc No. 2 rye 43c No. 2 barley,
nominal. No. 1 flaxseed, SI 43. Prime timothy
seed. SI 441 45. Mesa pork, per barrel,
S1125U30. Lard. per 1001bs.S67O6r72K. Short
ribs sides (loose), $6 856 95: dry salted
shoulders (boxed), $5 255 37; short clear
sides (boxed), $6 126 25. Sugars, cut loaf,
unchanged. Receipts Flour, 12,000 barrels;
wheat 55,000 bushels: com, 173,000 bushels:
oats. 118,000 bushels: rye, 4,000 bushels: barley,
44,000 bushels. Shipments Flour. 6,000, bar
rels; wheat 29.000 bushels; corn. 125,000 bush
els: oats. 59.000 bushels; rye, 4,000 bushels;
barley, 32,000 bushels.
On the Produce Exchange to-day the butter
market was easy and unchanged. Eggs easy
New York Flour fairly active and steady.
Wheat Spot dull and nominal, lc lower: op
tions heavy and Vic lower. Barley dull. Corn
Spot quiet and easier; options J4Jic lower;
closing weak. Oats Spot dull and uncbangea;
options quiet and steady. Hay steady and
Soiet Hops firm and fair trade Coffee Op
ons opened steady and 515 points up, closed
steady, 1525 points up: sales, 37,2o0 bags.
Including March. 16.5516.60c: April 16.55
16.70c; May, 16.55ia75c; June, 16.7016.90c;
July, 16.7516.95c; August, 16.8517.05c; Sep
tember, 17.0017.10c; October. I7.10c; December,
17.1017.15c; spot Rio firm; fair cargoes at 18Kc.
Sugar Raw firm; sales two cargoes centrifu
gals, 96 testSc; refined steady and quiet
Molasses Foreign strong: 50 test 21c bid;
New Orleans dull, Rice firm. Cottonseed oil
strong; crude, 42013c; yellow, 48c Tallow dull
andunsettled;c!tvat4?fc Rosin steadysstrained
common $1 07J1 10; good, $1 12e Turpen
tine firm at 50c Eggs weak; Western, 13
14Vc; receipts, 4,408 packages. Pork active; old
mess, $12: new mess, $12 50 12 75: extra prime,
S12 25. Cutmeats firm; pickled shoulders,
55c; pickled bams, 10c: pickled bel
lies. 12 lbs, ave.. 7c Lard steady and dull:
western steam, $7 12K: city, $6 75; March, S7 10;
April, $7 10; May, $7 U; June. S7 14: July,
57 15; August, S7 17; September. $7 19. Butter
steady; western dairy. 1320c: do creamery,
162Sc; Elgins, 2960c Cheese in moderate
uemanu; western, usuc
St. Louis Flour unchanged. Wheat TJn
favorable advices from other places gave
prices a turn down and they closed 22Wc be
low yesterdav; shorts took advantage of the
break and considerable long wheat was sold
out; No. 2 red, cash, 9495e bidr May. 96
93c closing at 96Jc; July, 8385Jc, closing
at 83Jc asked; August 82c asked. Com Cn
derlight demand and fall in wheat prices de
clined; No. 2, cash, 282SVfc; March. 2SHo bid;
April. 29Kc: May, 303lWc closing at 30!
asked; July, 32Mc Oats quiet; No. 2 cash, 25c;
May. 27c Rye dull: offered at 45c Barley,
nothing done. Flaxseed quotable at $1 60.
Provisions firmer, but quiet
Cincinnati lour dull. Wheat quiet and
lower: No 2 red, 95c: receipts, 3,000 bushels;
shipments, 500 bushels. Corn stronger; No. 2
mixed. 33c Oats neglected; No. 2 mixed, 25
26c Rye in light demand; No. 2, 52c Pork
steady at $11 50. Lard quiet at SO 70. Bulk
msats and bacon steady and unchanged.
Butter easy. Sugar steady aud quiet Eggs
nominal at Ullc Cheese in moderate de
mand. Milwaukee Flour steady. Wheat easy:
cash, 92Jc; May, 94K July, 91K& Cora firm:
No. 3, 31c Oats firm; No. 2 white, 27K
2Sc Rve dull: No. X, 4JVc. Barley dull;
No. 2,69c Provisions firm. Pork $11 20. Lard,
S6 75. Cheese firm: Cheddars, lOXQllc.
Toledo Cloverseed dull and steady; cash
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Baltimore Provisions quiet and un
changed. Butter about steady and unchanged.
Eggs steady at 1314. Coffee .strong; Rio,
Philadelphia Flour quiet Wheat dull
and lower. Corn quiet Oats weak.
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C SS. S.Q 101)1
Clnn. Han. & Cleve. S3
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Flint 41'ereM. nfd. 06?i
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. V. JtAewJCnr..', 47
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Wis. Central, com... 133f
Wis. Central pf.... 35
Calumet A Heela....ZS0
fewablc (new) v
Ben Telephone 228
Boston Land.. ...... 7
Water fower 7H
San Diego 23
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Brownsville River 9 feet 3 Inches and
rising. Weather cloudy. Thermometer 39
at 4 p. m.
Moeqantown River 9 feet and rising.
Weather cloudy. Thermometer 36 at i p.m. ;
Warren River frozen. Weather cloudy
and mild. . . ,,
direction the wind set and explaining naturally
the phenomenon. The current was so slight
that the wind, acting on the loaf, had power to
"SboV traveling upwards," said the first
speaker. Sho's boun to seek him abt"
Into the canal suddenly fell a mass of under-
minea nanE, maiung a spiasu. ana Benuiag tne
floating light, gyrating and dancing as the
wavelets formed. One of the mill-girls, going
too near the edge, bad trodden on the loosened
soil, and nearly fell in herself, provoking a
laugh and a reprimand.
"Mind what tha'rt aboot, lass," shouted one
of the men.
"If tha falls In I'm none boun to hugtbee
"I can crawl aht wi'ont thy hugging, Bin,"
answered the girl promptly.
"Eh!" said another. "Effle, for sewer thon'rt
not bawn to be drowned."
Some by play went on, a half romp, in the
rear, between a young wooicomber and girl
"Na then," shouted the night watch, "we're
none come aht for laikes" (games), "and
if you're gan'ing to remain you must be
The incongruity of their behavior with the
gravity of the occasion struck the young peo
ple, and they desisted.
What had become of the refuge hut?
Curiously enough, till this moment no one
had noticed its disappearance, perhaps because
of the completeness with which it had been ef
faced. No sooner had the stream penetrated
to Its interior than it bad collapsed, and every
brick and slate and rafter had been swept
away from the platform it had occupied.
The policeman had joined the party, carrying
a bull's-eye lantern.
One of the men had provided grappling
irons, always kept near the tiridge, because ac
cidents were not uncommon in the canal and
the river; drunken men fell in, children in
play got pushed over, girls in paroxysms of
despair threw themselves in.
The loaf with the light bad now got above
the spot where the bank bad fallen in, and the
ripple aided the wind in carrying it within the
"Sho's got an idee!"
"Wheer? I't crust or ft crumb?"
"Sho's makin reet ahead for t'deepest hoyle
It was so, the loaf had entered within the
Every now and then, on a ripple, the bread
leaped and the flame wavered as abanner The
draught snuffed the glowing wick and carried
some of the red sparks away and extinguished
them in the black water.
The searchers now congregated on the paved
platform, and looked timorously yet inquisi
tively into ine guit wnere lay tne pool aarjj as
ink. The candle flame faintly irradiated the
enclosing walls, and painted a streak of fire on
the surface of the water.
When thus enclosed the movements of the
loaf were such as to give color to tho super
stition, for it careered in circles, then struck
across the canal, went back as if disappointed
in its quest, ran ud the course, and then turned
and went down the enclosed space and finally
came fourth from between the walls. There it
halted a moment and danced and careened
over, and righted itseli again, as relaxing from
its search, and tossing the flame in a defiant
manner, as if.it was disgusted with its work
and resolved no longer to prosecute the in
quiry. But a minute later it came apparently
to a better mind, the flame became steadier, it
recommenced its gyrations, described a loop,
and suddenly became stationary at a spot a
little short of half way across the canal.
The strange conduct of the loaf was in re
ality caused by the currents and revolutions of
the water, but as these were unpercelved by
those who looked on, they became impressed
with the conviction that the loaf was really an
imated by a mysterious occult power that im
pelled it to fulfill the task allotted to it
All now stood hushed, for full five minutes,
almost breathless, none stirring, every eye di
rected to the light to see whether it would re
main where it was or recommence its wander
Then the night watch exclaimed: "The
All turned to the East and saw the orb rise
red above a wooded hill. The darkness was at
once sensibly relieved. "Naw then!" shouted
Bill, "in wi't irons, just at place where t' can'l
The grapplers were cast in, and caught im
mediately in some object near the surface. The
men drew at the ropes, and the waters gurgled
and were disturbed about the loaf, producing a
broad commotion. The loaf leaped, turned
over, and the light was extinguished. It bad
accomplished its task.
"Whatever can't be?" asked one of the men.
"Sho might be a coil (coal) barge sunk i't
canal. Sho's sae heavy."
"Stay." said the nightwatch. 'Twaterfor
sewer ain't deep here, nobbut up to t' armpits.
Whativerit be, tls this at ha' caught and held
t' cake. Ah. fancy t' top o't concarn is jast be
law t' surface. If some o' you cbapsll help, I'll
get in, and together we'll hug it out" Two or
three volunteered, and after much wading and
splashing a cumbrous article was heaved out of
the water, but not by three or four men; for
several more, taunted by the mill lasses,
went in to the assistance of the first volunteers.
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"WhTl" rose in ereneral exclamation.
L a ni-ino."
. i . . . - . . -
-i. jjis aiscovery provokea a laugn, in wmsu AK
shared. - " l
"Howiver could a piano ha' got there!" was
'That beats a." shouted another, "that t3
and can'l shnd tell where a. piano lay
"T' instrument 'ud sarve to produce a neces
sary accompaniment to some o' thy songs,
The moon had risen bv this time sufficiently
to transform the whole sheet of water Into one,
of light v
The bell of Mergatroyd Church tower began
to toll for evensong. Suddenly, the laughter,
the jokes, the exclamations of wonder died
away for something was seen that had risen
from the depths, disturbed by the commotion
of tbe water and mud when the piano was ex
tracted. And see'I tbe loaf with its extinguished
candle was swimming toward the object It
reached it; it capered about it; it ran round it;
and then attached itself to it
"What was itr"
Tbe glassy, silvery surface of the water was
broken by it in several places.
Then there rushed by jlong the line a train,
with the engine shrieking, and shrieking con
tinuously to give warning to workers. on the
embankment that it was coming. And that
shriek so wrought on the nerves of some of the
girls present that tney screamed also In sadden
terror for though no one answered the ques-'
tion what that blot on the canal surface was
All stood motionless again, and waiting till,
the scream of the train was lost and then, in
silence, two men waded into the water, reached
the object drew it after them to the bank, and
with the assistance of others raised it and laid
it on the tow-path.
Then the group drew toward it after a mo
mentary hesitation and recoil, and the police
man passed the ray of his bulls-eye lantern up
and down it
The question could no longer be asked "What,
It must now be put "Who is itr'
Yes who? For the body just recovered, was
defaced almost past recognition.
"Whoever he may be," said the policeman,
"we must find out by his cloas, fof his face and
head be that mashed and mutilated 'tis a pic
tur. For cartain the piano must ha' fallen on
him, that is on his head, and left not a feature
to recojrnize." ",
"And tbe clothing is queer," observed the
nightwatch. It was so. The body recovered
was partially naked, with bare legs and feet'
and wore nothing more than a nightshirt and a
"Stand back," ordered the policeman. "Let
Miss Cusworth come f or'ad." And be stooped
and spread his handkerchief over the face.
There was no need for her to see that
Salome stepped forward. She was shudder
ing, but spoke with composure and not till sho
had thoroughly studied the corpse at her
"This can not be Mr. Pennycomequick," she
said; "he was dressed In a black suit He had
been out to dinner."
'I beg your pardon." said Mrs. Sldebottom,
who had pushed forward; "he was not dressed.
I went into the bedroom as soon as I knew be
was lost and found that his dress clothes
were there aud the bed disturbed."
Tbe policeman kneeling examined the
pockets. From that in tbe breast of tbe over
coat he drew forth a card case, and held itclosa
to the lantern.
Salome said immediately, "That Is Mr. Penny .
comequick's card case."
"And his cards are in it" added the police,
Salome looked again attentively at the body.
"That is Mr. Pennycomequlck's overcoat I
know it; but that cannot be Mr. Pennycome
quick wearing it"
Then, overcome with the horror of the scene,
Salome shrank back.
The policeman had now extracted a letter
from the pocket, the address was blotted, but
after a little examination could be made out,
"J. Pennycomequick, Esq., manufacturer,
Mergatroyo." "It is strange that he should be without his
boots," said the policeman.
"Not at all," said Mrs. Sidebottom. "Anyone
but a fool, as soon as he is in tbe water, kicks
them oft, as they fill and drag him down. I can
swear to tbe Identity that is my brother. Re
move the body to the house."
To be continued next Monday.
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