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S. BARING GOULD,
Author or'MEHALAH,""CO0BTEOTAL,,,"JOHKHEEEINO," "THE Q-AVEEOCKS, "ETC
v S VNOrSIS OF PKEVIOUS CHAPTEKS.
' CnAPTERSl. axpII. J'rs. Sidebottom. whose
maiden nme was l'ennjxomequlck. and her aon
Captain rcnnycoroequlck, who had taken the
name bv special license, are Bitting together con
sidering: wavs and means. With ambitious no
tions and extraracanl tastes she finds it difficult
to live on the 400annuallr. which Is her income
Both she and her son arc reckoning upon the pos
sible fortune tl at mar be theirs on the death or a
wealtln relative. Jeremiah 1'ennycomeqnlck
Chair-brother to Mrs. bldebottom), whom they
haTe Just entertained at dinner, but who is dis
trusted i 1th their overdone professions of interest
in his welfare, Living withhlm is a niece, Salome
Cnsworth, one of two sisters, the elder one having
lelt his roof tc marry a French manufacturer.
Mr. l'ennvcomcqulck gradually becomes drawn
toward the fatherless Salome, and something of a
tenderer feeling springs within his. breast. A
casual joke from Captain rennycomeiiulck with
reference to Salome and himself reveals to him
his heart, and. as he meets her in his own home
after the Sidebottom banquet, be dare not meet
Chapters III. A2T IV. Jeremiah Pennycome
qnlck, unable to declare his love for his niece,
leaves his liou-e at midnight, for a "composing
draught of fresh night air.' As he walks dv the
side of the canal lie is alarmed by news conveyed
bra man on horseback, who told him to 'wt
back, as Holroyd Keservolrbad burst." The
old man enters the hut of the locksman on the
embankment, the only shelter from certain death,
which seems at hand.
Chapters V. and VI. In his perilous position
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 totterrng
walls of the hut. lie is lolned by another terrified
man, anxious to save his life, but regretting in a
half-maniacal way that he had lost his bullock,
w hlch he might have sold the day before. Jere
miah wraps round hl, half-naked form his own
overcoat. Asthehutslowlvbut surely crumbles
away, Jeremiah reaches a "tree top to which he
clings. His rellow sufferer 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
Chapteks VII. and VIII. Mr. Jeremiah Fen
nycomequick having disappeared from view, ap
parentlv drowned in the flood, his relatives, the
Sldebotioms, take possession. Salome takes the
liberty or telegraphing to Philip Pennjcome
q nick, and he receives the message as be Is on his
way to Mergatroyd. In the same compartment
of the carriage Is a j oung lady who turns out to be
the wife ofthe French manufacturer, twin sister
to Salome, riiilip is not impressed with her
Frenchified coquettish manners, and when the
train stops, unable to proceed further Tor the
flood, he considers it a nuisance to act as guide
and friend to his somewhat objectionable com
panion. Chapters IX.asdX. Philip Pennycomequlck,
accompanied by his companion, arrives at fast at
the house of bis uncle, and is met by Sirs. Side
bottom. As all the hotels are full, he decides to
stay at the house of his late uncle, whose body has
not been found. Soon after bis arrival another
search Is resolved npon by the villagers, this time
byjneansofalocal superstition the loaf and the
candle. A loaf of bread with a lighted candle
stnek in a hole in its side is sent on the stream, the
idea being that the body of bim thev sought would
be found tiv some mysterious occult power which
impelled it on its way. And strange to say the
light floats toward ra certain portion of the flood,
and stopping suddenly the light is extinguished.
The searchers centinued their quest, and the dead
body or a man with his face dreadfully tattered is
found. Salome and Mrs, Sidebottom arriving on
the scene they declare that the bodv Is that of Mr.
Jeremiah PcnnycomcquicK, for his great coat
containing his cardcase Is found upon it. The
body Is conveyed to the house.
CHAPTER XL Expectation.
As Philip Pennycomequick came next day to
the house of tnournint, mourning, because
three dressmakers were encaged In making it
he saw that all the blinds were down. In the
hall he met Salome, who was there, evidently
awaiting him. She looked ill and anxious, and '
her eyes were bright with a levensh luster.
She had not slept for two nights.
The extraordinary delicacy of her complexion
gave her a look as of the finest porcelain, a
transparency through which her doubting,
disturbed and eager spirit was visible. Her
pallor contrasted startlingly at this time with
the gorgeons tone of her luxuriant hair. Her
eyes were large, the irises distended as though
touched with belladonna, and Philip felt his
mistrust fall away from off him. as in some
fairytale the armor of a knight loosens itself,
drops, and leaves him unharnessed before an
enchantress. But the enchantment which dis
solved bis panoply of suspicion was an innocent
one, it was the manifestation of real suffering.
He could see that the girl was rendered almost
' ill by the mental distress caused by the loss of
FEATURES OE TRADE.
The Week's Eecord in Produce,
Cereals and Hog Products.
DAIRY PEODDCTS MORE ACTIVE.
J. Glut of YegetaolesChoice Fruit
lIoTinj More Freely.
HEATI HOGS, MESS PORK ADTAXCE
Office of Pittsburg Dispatch, 1
Saturday. March 9, 18S9. J
The first week of March shows a more
active movement in country produce lines
than any week of February. This has been
true particularly of dairy products and
eggs. The demand for country butter shows
a most marked improvement the past week
or two over any time the past winter. There
has been a special reason for this activity,
namely, the terrorizing of oleomargarine deal
ers by action of the courts. The losses of but
terine dealers have inured to the gain of the
old-time product of the churn.
The arrival of Lent has given new strength
and greater activity to cheese trade, but prices
stand unchanged. For a number of seasons
cheese has advanced about the beginning of
Lent, but, contrary to general expectations,
there has been no advance this season. This, too,
in face of the fact that the visible supply at the
world's commercial centers is much below the
average for this time of the year. The failure
of cheese to advance as well as anything can
do demonstrates the sluggishness of this
spring's produce trade.
A leading jobber of creamery butter and
cheese said to-day: "Our trade has been more
satisfactory this week than at any time since
the .year opened. Business with us has not
been as lifeless for years as it was the latter
half of J anuary and greater part of February.
It now looks as if the tide had turned and a re
vival of trade is at hand."
Lenten Food Advancing.
A leading produce commission merchant
Cave substantially the same view of the situa
tion, while admitting that there was no sign of
improvement in certain lines which will be
noted. Said he: "The first half of this week
was a decided improvement on our experience
of a few weeks' past. While trade did not hold
tip well to tbe close of the week, there has been
a gain, and we are confident that tbe worst is
past. The demand tor butter and eggshaB
much improved, also for choice apples and
tropical fruits. Florida oramres have advanced
0 to 75c per box in the week past.
"The weak factors of trade are vegetables.
Potatoes have not been as slow and low for a
dozen or more years; in fact, we would have to
go back to trade records before the war to find
market as depressed in vegetables. Farmers
arc rushing their surplus potatoes, onions and
cabbage into markets, and the result is, we are
having a glut. Potatoes in carload lots are
selling at 30c to 33c, and well authenticated re
ports are heard of sales below the lower figure.
The time draws near wheri last season's veget
ables will have to give way to the new crop,
and the old must be worked off at whatever it
will bring. The old potato trade will be prac
tically at an end about the 1st of May.
"The trouble has been all this season that
stuff has been over abundant. And it now re
mains for the unfortunate producer to work
off his surplus on the best terms he can, and
prepare for the new season in the hope and
faith that there will not be another year of
such plenty right away."
Grain, Har nnd Hoga.
We cannot note any improvement the past
week in the grain and hay markets. It is with
this trade as with produce snpplies are too
liberal for the demand. With receipts of 217
cars this week and 231 last, and not more than
a dozen or two cars sold on call in the week, it
is evident that the markets are anything but
livelv. The kiIm made outside of the Ex
change, the terms of which cannot be gathered. 1
Wheat has at last tumbled to the situation of
sluggishness and is off 10c to J5c from tbe high
est point reached a few weeks ago at Chicago
for .May delivery. Flour has eased some under
the drop in wheat, but the consumer has not
yet received any benefit from the decline for
large Job lots.
Mess pork has been advanced SI per barrel
within a few days. Lard, also, has taken an
ntlWara turn vyA (aOgru ..-. ..w hilin than
jlJMiliMy Week. PlLnlrprc tiara h,va mid. nn ti9nf0
iii uuui tuouuoni, dm present nraneM points I
Tier friend and guardian. That she had loved
him, and loved him with an innocent, unselfish
affection, seemed to bim undoubted.
"I beg your pardon for waylaying you, Mr.
Pennycomequick," she said, in a timid voice;
one white hand lifted, with an uncertain shake
in it, touching her lips. "But I very much de
sire to have a word with you in private before
you go upstairs to Mrs. Sidebottom."
J'l am at your service."
She led the way into the breakfast room,
recently cleared of the meal. She went to the
window, and stood between the glass and the
curtain, with her left hand entangled among
the cords of the Venetian blind. In her nerv
ousness it was necessary for her to take hold of
something. Her delicate fingers ran up the
green strings and played with them, as though
they were the strings of a harp on which she
was practicing, and, strangely enough, Philip
felt within him every touch; when she twanged
a cord, some fiber in him quivered responsive,
and was only lulled when she clasped the string
and stopped its vibration.
A faint tinge rose in her white face to the
cheekbones and temples, touching them with
more than color, an apparent inner light, like
the Alpine glow after sundown on the white
head of tbe'Jnngfrau. As Bhe spoke she did
not look at I&ilip, but with eyes modestly low
ered on the ground, or out of the window look
ing sideways down the street.
What I wished to say to you, Mr. Penny
comequick, will soon be said. I shall cot detain
you long. I am sorry to differ from Mrs. Side
bottom; but I cannot share her conviction that
the body found lakt night is that of your uncle."
"You do not dispute that he is dead!"
"No," she sighed; "I think there can Be no
question about that."
"Or that he was last seen on the canal bank
at no great distance from where the discovery
"No," she said, and her lingers unconsciously
played on the blind cords the time of the
melody in Chopin's "Marche Fnnebre."
"Why do you say no?"
"Mr. Pennycomequick was full dresied when
he went out that is to say, he had on his great
coat and his boots and in fact it was not pos
sible that he could be discovered in the condi
tion in which the body recovered from the
canal was found."
"It is, of course, difficult to account for it,
but not impossib'e. My aunt declares that she
went up to the bedroom of my uncle the same
night, found the bed disturbed, and the dress
clothes, or some of them, on the chair. She
concludes that he pulled on his overcoat and
went out half-dressed, and he got caught by
the water somewhere in some place of tempor
ary refuge, and saw that his only chance of
escape was to strip and swim. That he drew
on his great coat again as a protection against
the cold till the proper moment came for him
to make the plunge but she concludes that he
never did start to swim, either his courage
failed him, or the flood rose too rapidly and
carried him away before he had removed the
overcoat. This may be an over-ingenious ex
planation, nevertheless it is an explanation
that accounts for all."
"Not for all the body is not that of Mr. Pen
nycomequick." Salome spoke decidedly, and
as she spoke her hand gripped the strings
Philip stood by the. table, resting his hand on
it. The morning light fell strong on her face,
and illumined her auburn hair. Philip took
occasion to examine her countenance more
closely than had been possible before. She
was like her sister in build, in features and in
tone of color. Indeed strikingly like her, but in
that only certainly, Philip thought, in that
All at once she looked up and met Philip's
"No a thousand times, no," she said. "That
is not uncle. He was brought here because
Mrs. Sidebottom desired it, and is convinced of
to an early rise. A marked feature of the
week's trade has been an improved demand
and better prices for heavy hogs, which have
dragged all season. For heavyweights prices
are 1520c higher than a week ago.
The run of hogs at Chicago this week has
been little more than one-half that of last
week. The light run is charged up to wretched
roads of the west. A fact stated by one of our
packers will illustrate the situation: "An Iowa
farmer five miles from a railroad station with
42 hogs, weighing 400 pounds each, was com
pelled to take eight wagon trips through the
halt-frozen mud in order to get his hogs into
TEADE IN GOOD F0KM.
Business Men Inclined to the Belief That
the Worst is Over.
Business the past week afforded encour
aging indications of improvement. The
volume of transactions was larger than for
the previous week, and prices were steadier
for all staple commodities. The specula
tive markets were moderately active, but in
several lines prices were not maintained.
This was especially trne of petroleum,
which closed weak and 1 cents lower than
the opening Monday morning. In local
stocks the features of the week were ad
vances in Westingbouse Electric and Switch
and Signal, and depression in gas ana traction
There was greater activity at the banks. Iron
manufacturers reported more inquiry and a
decidedly better feeling. Real estate of all
kinds was in active demand and values were
fully maintained. In short trade in all branch es
was of satisfactory proportions for the season,
with good prospects of a steady enhancement.
"We hive passed the worst" was the general
sentiment of representative men.
The features of tbe stock market yesterday
werefurthei advances in Electric and Switch
and Signal, the former selling up to 46, and
the latter to 21. Recent decision favorably
affecting the former, and good business pros
pects of both make them desirable invest
ments, as is shown by the demand for them.
Tractions and the passers were the weak spots.
LaNoriawas unchanged. The demand for it
seems to have been fully supplied. There was
the usual clamor for bank stocks, but only one
small lot changed hands. Bids and offers
LITE STOCK MARKETS.
Kansas Citt Cattle Receipts. 1,540 head:
shipments, 63 head: best dressed beef and
shipping steers, steady; medium, slow and
weak; choice cows steady, and common dull;
stackers and feeding steers, slow and weak;
gon.l to choice cornfed, S3 751 10: common to
medium. 2 733 SO; stockers and feeding
steers, Jl 603 IS; cows, 51 252 7a Hogs
Receipts, 11.771 head; shipments, 611 head;
market weak and full and 10c lower; good to
choice, S4 504 So; common to medium, M 23
i 40. Sheep Receipts, 96 head; shipments,
none: lambs, steady; good to choice muttons,
14 30i 60: common to medium, $2 503 90.
Chicago Cattle Receints. 2.000 head: ship
ments, 1,000 head; market slow and weaker:
choice beeves. Si 004 25: steers, J2 003 90;
stockers and feeders, $2 103 35; cows, bulls
and mixed, $1 702 90. Hogs Receipts. 16,000
head; shipments, 7.000 head; market strong and
610c higher: mixed, $4 604 0: heavy. $4 OS
4 bS: light, $4 604 90; skips, S3 754 40. Sheep
Receipts, 2,000 head: shipments, 1,000 head;
market slow and weaker; natives, S3 S05 00;
western comfed, SI 404 65; lambs, S4 766 00
St. Louis Cattle Receipts. 100 head; ship
ments, 800 head: steady; choice heavy native
fcteers. S3 b04 30; fair to good do. $3 103 90
stockers and feeders. 52 000320: rangers,
cornfed. S2 7503 50: grass-fed. SI 902 80. Hogs
Receipts. 2.500 head; shipments, 2,500 head;
strong; choice heavy and butchers. $4 7004 85;
packing, J4604 75:ligbtgrades.H50465. Sheep
Re celpts,700 Dead; shlpments.100 head; steady:
fair to choice, S3 005 25. '
Bvtfxlo Cattle Receipts, 800 head
through: 140 head sale; strong feeling; shade
higher: asking advanced prices; nothing sold.
Sheep and lambs Receipts, none through;
2,400 head sale; sheep active and 25c higher;
choice. S4 755 15: lambs active and firm at
S5 756 25. Hogs Receipts, 3.240 bead through;
900head sale: active and 10315c higher; medi
ums, ?5; Yorkers, S5 1505 2o.
Cincinnati Hogs stronger: common and
light. S4 004 70: packing and butchers', $4 65
64 9a Receints, 1,800 head; shipments, L10U
Finished goods are in good demand at tl 03,
the identity. No objection that I can raise dis
turbs her. I thought that possibly,
last night, I might have judged on
'insufficient evidence, and so I went this'
morning into the room to look at the
corpse. Mrs. Sidebottom had sent last night
for women who attended to it, and it was laid
out In the spare room." She began to tremble
now as She spoke, and her fingers played a
rapid movement on the blind cords, "lhad
made up my.mind to look at him, and I did."
She paused, to. recover the control that was
fast deserting her, as the delicate glow of color
in her face Mad now left it. "It is not my uncle.
I looked at his hands. The head is is not to
be seen, nothing is distinguishable there but
the hands are not those of Mr, Pennycome
quick." "Til WhAf HnO ttin lfPAA-.nA An-iele1f
"I cannot describe it, I knew his hands well.
He often let me take them in mine, when I sat
on the stool at his feet by the fire, and I have
kissed them." The clear tears rose in her eyes
and rolled down her cheeks. "I" am quite sure
if those had been his dear hands that I saw
on the bed this morning, I would have kissed
them again, but'I could not," she shook her
head, and shook away the drops from her
cheeks. "No I could not."
"Miss Cnsworth,'' said Philip, "you are per
haps unaware of the great alteration that is
produced by immersion for many hours."
"They are not his hands. That Is not uncle."
"She was so conspicuously sincere, so sin
cerely distressed, that Philip relaxed his cold
mannertoward her, and said in a gentle tone,
.'Did my uncle wear a ring? There was none
on the hands of the man found yesterday."
"No he wore no ring."
"With what did he seal his letters?"
"Oh! he had a brass seal with his initials on
it. with a handle, that was in his pen tray. He
used to joke about it and say he was a J. P.
without the Queen's commission."
"For my own part," said Philip, "lara beyond
forming an opinion, as I have seen my uncle but
once since I was a boy, and then under circum
stances precluding exact observation."
Salome said nothing to this, but heaved a long
breath. Presently Philip said, "four mother
has she been taken upstairs?"
"Oh, nory exclaimed Salome, excited as by a
fresh terror. "You do not know my mother.
She has heart complaint, and we have to be
most careful not nnduly to excite and alarm
her. She has suffered much on account of
what has taken place; and the shock of seeing
She shivered. "It cannot be."
"And your sister?"
"She turned faint when brought to the door,
and I could not persuade her to enter. She has
been much tried by the German invasion of
France, and her hurried journey."
"Is there anything further you have to
"No Mrs. Sidebottom Is wrong, that is all."
,The girl had gained in his estimation. There
was strength in her such as lacked In her
sister. She must have had courage and deter
mination to go by herself into the room where
lay the mutilated corpse, and she had formed
her own opinion, independently, and held to it,
with a firmness there was no breaking down.
Philip ascended the stairs thoughtfully. It
had seemed to him at the time tha't his aunt
had rushed at identification with undue precip
itation, still she was the sister of Uncle
Jeremiah, and therefore better capable than
anyone else. Now he was himself uncertain.
When he entered the study where Mrs. Side
bottom was, she saluted him with "Well, so
you have had your interview with Salome.
She has been hanging about the hall all the
morning for the purpose of catching you."
Philip made no reply. Her light tone jarred
on his feelings, coming as he did from the pres
ence of a girl full of sadness.
"Has she gained you over to her side?"
"Upon my word I do not know what to
"Fiddlesticks," said Mrs. Sidebottom, "she
has made eyes at you. Girls with good eyes
know how to use them; they are better advo
cates than their tongues."
"The difficulty to identification seems to me
"Pshaw! I have no doubt at all. He had
been to bed; he went out without his coat and
waistcoat. He was last seen on the canal bank;
not so very far from the place where the corpse
was found. The body is discovered wearing
the great coat. I have told you how I exnlaln
that. I suppose Salome has made a point to tell
Potatoes Plenty and Slow Choice
Apples in Good Demand.
DAIRY PRODUCTS- STILL ACTIVE.
Soils and Bears in a Life and Death
CEEEAL SUPPLY BEIOND DEMAND
Office of the Pittsbuko Dispatch, i
Saturday, March 9, 1889. J
Country Produce Jobbing Prices.
Eggs;are very firm at quotations. A choice
-article in small lots sells readily at 16c.
Cheese failed to keep up the record it made
in former Lenten seasons, but is active and
firm. Genuine butter goes off like hot cakes
since oleomargarine has been knocked out
Trade in vegetables gives no sign of improve
ment. Potatoes are coming in freely and
prices are if anything loner than in the fall.
The same is true of onions, cabbage and tur
nips. Choice apples are in better demand. An
improved demand for tropical fruits is also re
ported by dealers, especially, for Florida
oranges, which are growing scarce. In tbeline
of dairy products and hen fruit, a leading deal
er reports the week now closing as the best for
trade since the beginning of the year.
While it cannot be said that there has been
a revival of produce trade, the tone has im
proved in tbe past week or two, and the few
m ercy drops that have already come are greeted
by commission men as omens of the coming
shower for which all hope and pray.
Butter Creamery, Elgin. 3132c; Ohio do,
2628c; fresh dairy packed, 2023c; country
rolls. 2023c; Chartiers Creamery Co. butter,
Beaks Choice medium, S2 002 10: choice
peas, $2 052 IS.
Beeswax 2325c ft forchoice; low grade,
CIDEB Sand refined. Z6 507 50; common,
S3 504 00; crab cider. $3 008 50 ? barrel;
cider vinegar, 1012c 33 gallon.
Cheese Ohio cheese, fall make, 12g12Kc;
New York, fall make, 1213c: Limburger,
lljc; domestic Sweitzer cheese, ll&12Kc
IJniED Peas-SI 451 50 ft bushel; split do,
2K3Kc f ft.
Eqgs 1516c dozen for strictly fresh.
FbUITS Apples, SI 502 00 $) barrel; evap
orated raspberries, 25c ft; cranberries, SS 00
barrel; $2 402 50 per bushel.
Feathers Extra live geese, 5060c; No. 1
do.. 40igloc; mixed lots, 3035c $ ft.
Hominy S2 C52 75 W barrel.
Honey New crop, 16l"c; buckwheat, IS
Potatoes Potatoes, S5givo a bushel; 52 50
2 75 for Southern sweets; 53 253 50 for Jer
Poui.try Live chickens, 6575c $J pair:
dressed chickens, 1315c ) pound; turkeys, 13
15c dressed, ?? jound; ducks, live, S0S5c $1
pair; dressed, lS14c $1 pound; geese. 1015e
Seeds Clover, choice, 62 fis to bushel, 86 W
bushel; clover, largo English. 02 its, S3 25;
clover. Alsike, SS 50; clover, white, $9 00; timo
thy, choice 45 fts,Sl 85; blue grass, extra clean,
14 lis, SI 00: blue pras, fancy, 14 fts, SI 20:
orchard grass, 14 fts, 82 00; red top, 14 fts, $1 00:
millet, 50 fis, SI 25: German millet, 50 fts, S2 00;
Hungarian grass. 48 fts, S2 00: lawn grass, mix
ture of fine grasses, 25cfper ft.
Taixow Country, 4K5c; city rendered,
Tbopicai. Fbtjits Lemons, fancy, S3 00
4 00 f) box; common lemons, S2 75 box; Mes
sina oranges, 82 503 50 fl box; Florida oranges.
S3 003 50 1 box; Jamaica oranges, fancv, 85 00
5 50 fl case; Malaga grapes. So 507 00 ?
per keg; bananas, 82 50 firsts; $1 602 60, good
seconds. bunch: cocoanuts, 84 004 50 f)
hundred: new figs, 1214c ty pound; dates, 5
6Kc t pound.
Vegetables Celery. 4050c doz. bunches:
cabbages, S3 004 00 f 100; onions, 60c bushel;
Spanish onions, 7590c ft crate; .turnips. 30
40c f! bushel.
Green Coffee Fancy Rio, 2i22c; choice
Rio, 2021c; prime Rio, 20c; fair Rio, 18K19c;
old Government Java, 27c; Maracaibo, 22ffi23c;
Mocha. 30M31&c; 8antos.'1922Jc; Caracas
coffee, 20X22c; peaberry, Rio, 20j22c: La
Roasted (tn papers) Standard brands, 24c;
high grades. 2628c: old Government Java,
bulk, 32K33f c; Jl aracaibo, 2728Kc; Santos,
2324c; "peaberry. 27c: peaberry Santos, 2224c;
choice Rio, 25Kc: prime Rio, Sc; good RioJ
22Ci ordinary, SOfto
PITTSBURG - '
you that the nfcht shirt was not that of uncle
Jeremiah. Her motber.looked after his linen."
".N o. she said nothing of that."
"But 1 identify the shirt."
"Yesit is one I gave him."
You gave him. An extraordlnarytpresent."
"Not at all. I was his sister; andl know that
an old bachelor's wardrobe would be in a sad
state of neglect. I intended to replenish him
with linen altogether."
Philip was greatly surprised. He looked
fixedly at his aunt, to make out whether Bhe
were speaking seriously. She dashed off, how
ever, at once on another topic "That girl," she.
said, "naturally resisted the conclusions at
which I have arrived."
"Oh, you greenhorn! Because if it be estab
lished that Jeremiah is dead, out goes the whole
Cnsworth brood. They have lived here and
preyed on bim so long that they cannot'endure
the notion of having to leave, and will fight
tooth and nail against the establishment of his
"Not at all. You misjudge them. They
allow that he is dead, but disbelieve in the
identity of the corpse found with my uncle who
is lost, which is another matter."
"Out they shall go," said Mrs. Sidebottom.
"It is painful for them to leave a bouse
where they have been happy, and in which the
young ladies have grown up from childhood."
"Other people have to undergo painful ex
periences," said his aunt; and again, "Out they
"Not at once."
"As soon as the funeral is over."
"But why act with Such precipitation?"
"Because I cannot endure them. Do you
remember tbe story of the Republican judge,
when a gentleman contended before him for
his paternal acres against a sans-culotte. who
had appropriated them? These acres ' said
the plaintiff, 'have belonged to my family for
400 years.' 'High time,' said tho Judge, that
they should be transferred to others:' and he
gave sentence for the defendant. These Cns
worths have been in possession quite long
enough. High time that they should budge,
and make room for me."
"But yon must consider the feelings of tbe
old lady. You have no excuse for acting per
emptorily." "1 shall inquire what wage she has received,
pay her a month, and send her off. That is to
say," added Mrs. Sidebottom on further con
sideration, "I will pay her as soon as I have got
some of Jeremiah's money out of the bank."
"And that cannot be touched till his will has
"There is no will."
"How do you know that?"
"I have searched every "drawer, closet and
chest. I have looked everywhere. There is no
"It will be at the lawyers."
"Jeremiah never had a lawyer. That was one
of his fads.
"Then at the bank."
"I wrote to the bank tbe moment I heard of
his death. I have received an answer. There
is no will at the bank."
"There is time enough to discuss this later."
"No, there Is not," said Mrs. Sidebottom, per
emptorily. "The factory must not be allowed
to come to a stand, and the business to drift
away. Yon have no claim."
"That remains to be seen. If there be no
will, I shall have a claim, and a pretty substan
"Your father withdrew his share from the
concern. I did not. I have my interest in the
business, and will gee that it be kept up.
Where is Lamb?"
"The Captain will be here directly. Hush!
I hear him in the hall."
In another minnte Lambert Pennycomequick
entered the room, very fresh, well dressed, and
"LambI" exclaimed his mother, "there is no
"Then, I suppose." said the Captain, "we
shall have to take ont an administration. I
don't understand these things myself, but
Cousin Philip is here on the spot to manage for
"If there be no will," explained Philip, "you.
Aunt Louisa, as sole surviving sister of Uncle
Jeremiah, will have to act. You will have to
take oath that he is dead, and that he died in
testate. Then you will be granted administra
tion as next of kin. If I had any doubt about
his death I would enter a caveat and prevent
the grant; and then the death would have to be
proved in solemn form in court. But I have no
doubt that my uncle is dead, though I may
think it an open matter whether the body in
the other room be his."
"And, if I am granted administration as
nearest of kin, all the property comes to me?"
said Mrs. Sidebottom.
"Not so most certainly."
"Why not? I am nearest. I alone have a
stake in the mill. Yours was withdrawn long
ago. I am his sister, you only a half-nephew."
"For all that, you do not take everything. I
have my share"
"Well, if it must be, we will divide into
three. I take a third in addition to what I
have by my marriage settlement; Lamb has a
third, and you the remainder."
"Wrong again, aunt- Lambert is out of the
The estate will be divided between you and
me in equal proportions."
Spices (whole) Cloves, 2125c; allspice, 9c;
cassia, 89e; pepper, 19c; nutmeg, 7080c.
Petroleum (jobbers prices) 110 test, 7c;
Ohio, 120, 8Kc; headlight, 150, 8K water
white, 10c; globe, 12c; elalne, 15c; camadine,
llKc; royaline, lie
Syrups Corn syrups, 2629c; choice sugar
syrup, S338c: prime sugar syrup, S033c; strict
ly prime, 833tC.
N. O. Molasses Fancy, 50c; choice, 4Sc; me
dium. 4oc; mixed, 4042c
SODA-Bi-carb in kegs, 3K4c; bl-carb in s,
6c: bl-carb. assorted packages. 5J6c; sal
soda in kegs, lc; do granulated. 2c.
Candles Star, full weight, lOKc: stearine,
per set, 8Kc; parafflne, ll12c
Rice Head, Carolina, 77c; choice, 6
Starch Pearl, 3c; cornstarch, 5k7c; gloss
Foreign Fruits-Layer raisins, 82 65; Lon
?nlaf?rs S3 10; California London layers,
82 50; Muscatels, 82 25: California Muscatels;
S,??' Valencia, new, 67c; Ondara Valencia,
JMKc; sultana, SKc; currants, new, 4J5c;
Turkey prunes, new,45c; French prunes,
813c: Salonica prunes, in 2ft packages, 8c;
cocoanuts, per 100, 86 00: almonds, Lan., per ft,
20c; do Ivica, 19c; do shelled, 40c; walnuts, nap.,
12Ji15c; Sicily filberts, 12c; Smyrna figs, 12
lbc; new dates, 56e; Brazil nuts. 10c;
pecans, ll15c: citron, per ft, 2122c; lemon
peel, per ft, $1314c; orange peel, 12Kc
Dried Fruits Apples, sliced, per ft, 6c;
apples, evaporated. t6Xc; apricots, Califor
nia, evaporated, 15lc; peaches, evaporated,
pared, 2223c; peaches, California, evaporated,
unpared, 1012Kc; cherries, pitted, 2122c;
cherries, unpitted. 56c; raspberries, evapor
ated, 2424kc; blacKberries, 7kSc; huckle
Sugars Cubes, 1c powdered, 7c; granu
lated, 747J6c; confectioners' A, 6c; standard
A, GJjc: solt whites, 6GKc; vellow, choice,
6Kc; yellow, good, t$iec; yellow, fair,
6c; yellow, dark, oc.
Pickles Medium, bbls. (L200), 84 75; me
diums, half bbls'(600), 82 85.
Salt No. 1 fl bbl, 95c; No. 1 ex, $ bbl, 81 05;
dairy, fl bbl, SI 20; coarse crystal, f bbl, 81 20;
Higgin's Eureka, 4 bu sacks, $2 80; Higgin's
Eureka, 16-14 ft pockets, S3 00.
Canned Goods Standard peaches. 81 30
1 90; 2ds, 81 301 85: extra peaches, 81 501 90;
pie peaches, 90o: finest corn, 81 001 50; Hf d.
Co. corn, 7090c; red cherries, 90c81 00; lima
beans, 81 10; soaked do, 85c; string do do, 75
85c; marrowfat peas, SI 101 15: soaked peas,
7075c; pineapples, SI 401 50; Bahama do,
82 75; damson plums, 95c: greengages, 81 25;
egg plums, 82 00; California pears, 82 50: do
greengages, S2 00: do egg plums. 82 00: extra
white cherries, 82 90; red cherries, 2fts, 90c;
raspberries, 81 151 40; strawberries, 81 10;
gooseberries, 81 201 30; tomatoes, 8292c;
salmon. 1-ft, 81 752 10; blackberries, 80c; suc
cotash, 2-ft cans, soaked, 90c; do green, 2fts,
SI 251 SO; corn beef, 2-ft cans, 81 75; 14-ft. cans,
S13 59: baked beans, 81 401 45; lobster, 1 ft,
$1 751 SO; mackerel, 1-ft e.ins. broiled, 81 50t
sardines, domestic ii. 84 154 50; sardines,
domestic s, 88 258 50: sardines, imported,!
Us. Sll 5012 SO; sardines. Imported, s, 818 00;
sardines, mustard, 84 00; sardines, spiced, 84 25.
FISH Extra No. 1 bloater, mackerel, 836 1
bbl.: extra No. 1 do, mess, 840; extra No. 1
mackerel, shore, 832: extra No. ldo. messed, $36;
No. 2 shore mackerel, 831. Codfish Whole
pollock, iiic $1 ft.: do medium Ueorce's cod.
!"6c: do large, 7c; boneless hake, in strips, 6c; do
Round shore, 85 00 31 bbl.; split, 87 00; lake 82 50
gl 100-ft. half bbl. White fish, 87 ft 100-ft. half
bbl. Lake trout, 85 50 fl half bbl. Finnan
hadders. 10c J v Iceland halibut. 13c f ft.
Buckwheat Flour 2QSi fl ft.
Oatmeal-86 306 60 f) tibl.
Miners' Oil No. 1 winter strained, 5S60c
fj gallon. Lard oil, 75c.
Grain, Flonr nnd Feed.
Total receipts bulletined at the Grain Ex
change, 31 cars. By Pittsburg, Fort Wayne and
Chicago, 7 cars of hay, 5 of oats, 6 of flour, 1 of
middlings, 1 of wheat. By Pittsburg. Cincin
nati and St. Louis, 2 cars of com, 1 of flour, 5 of
hay. By Baltimore and Ohio, 1 car of hay. ,By
Pittsburg and Western, 1 car of hay, 1 of bar
ley. By Pittsburg and Lake Erie,3 cars of hay.
The only sale on call was 1 car of No. 2 timothy
hay. 812 25. 5 days, Pittsburg and Lake Eric
Another week closes without any activity in
cereal markets. Wheat appears to be in the
hands of speculators. One day bulls are on
top, tbe next day it is bears. At latest accounts
bears were in the ascendant. The fluctuations
of May wheat have been 15c in the past
two weeks. Markets for everything in grain
and hay lines are in fwvor of buyers by a large
majority. Flour is easy, and the drift Is toward
a lower level of prices, but wholesale dealers
have as yet made no changes in prices .In job
lots the best flour going can be bad at 86 60 and
tbe customer with cash might do even a little
better than this. Total receipts bulletined at
tbe Grain Exchange tor the week were 217 cars
against 231 last week.
VHEAT-Jobbing prices No. 3 red, 81 05
Corn No. 2 yeiiow,ear,4CK41c: high mixed
ear,89Ki0c; No. .1 yellow. shelled,J3839c;
No. 3. yellow, shelled, 87Xe3Sc: bleb., mixed,
shelled, 3637c; mixed, shelled, 35836c
MOlODAY, MAHOH '11,
"This is monstrous. My Lambert is a nephew
every whit as much as you."'
"Yes, but you intervene. Such is the law."
Mrs. Sidebottom was silent for a moment.
Then she said irritably, "I wish now. heartily,
that there had been a will. I know what Jere
miah's intentions were, and I would grieve to
ray heart's core to have them disregarded. In
conscience, I could not act differently from his
wishes. If he omitted to make a will, it was
because be knew nothing of law, and supposed
that everything would devolve to me, big sister.
Philip, knowing the rectitude of your princi
ples, I am sure you will decline to touch a penny
of your uncle's inheritance. You know very
well that he never forgave your father, and
that he always regarded his leavingthe business
as an acquittal of all further obligations toward
"I must put you out of doubt at once," said
Philips. "I shall most certainly take my
share." . ,
"I do not believe that my brother ped with
out a will. I never will believe it. It will turn
up somehow. These old fogies have their odd
ways. Perhaps it is at the mill in his office
desk. What a world of contrarieties we do live
ini Those persons to whom we pin our faith
as men of principle are just those who fail ns.
However, to turn to another matter. I pre
sume that I am in authority.here. You have
no caveat to offer against that?"
"None at all."
"Then out go the Casworths, and at once."
"Not at once. That is indecent. If you will
have it so, after tbe funeral give them notice.
You must act with humanity."
"The girl is Insolent. Bhe has tbe temerity
to dispute my assertion that the dead man is
"She is justified in forming her own opinion,
and expressing it."
"Of course, you take her part. She has been
ogling yon with good effect. Lamb, will yon
go down and call her up. I must have a word
with her at once, and ascertain the amount of
wages her mother has received and how much
"Remember." said Philip, "that Mrs. Baynes
has come here from Normandy, and that Mrs.
Cnsworth is ill, and that houses are scarce at
present in Mergatroyd."
"Then let them go elsewhere. To Jericho,
for all I care."
Philip was very angry. He was offended at
his aunt's insinuations about himself, and, in
dignant at her want of feeling toward those
who had been companions and friends to his
Lambert had left the room as desired.
"Aunt Louisa," said Philip, "I insist upon
your acting with courtesy and consideration
toward the Cusworths. I do not mean to threat
en you; but I shall not tolerate conduct that
appears to me as ill-judged as unjust. As you
said yourself, we must remember and act upon
the wishes of the deceased; and It would be
contrary to them that the old lady and her
daughters should be treated with disrespect
"You leave me to deal with them," said Mrs.
Sidebottom, somewhat cowed by his manner.
"You know my opinion. 'You will find it not
to your advantage to disregard it," said Philip,
Mrs. Sidebottom shuffled her feet, and ar
ranged her skirts, frowned, and examined her
pocket handkerchief, where she discovered an 4
Then Lambert reappeared with Salome, and
as they entered the door, Philip turned toward
it and took up his position near the girl, facing
his aunt, as if to protect Salome from inso
lence and injustice. Mrs. Sidebottom under
stood the signification of the movement, bit
her lips, and said with constraint, looking on
the ground, "May I ask vou. Miss Cnsworth,
to favor us by taking a chair. There is no oc
casion for yon to stand in ray presence. I have
taken the liberty to send for you, because my
poor dear brother is dead, and as no reasona
ble doubt remains in any unprejudiced mind
that his body has been found "
Salome's lips closed. She looked at Philip,
but said nothing, She had made her protest.
One on this occasion would be superfluous.
"We desire in every way to act according to
the wishes of my darling brother, whom it has
pleased a beneficent Providence" she wiped
her eyes "to remove from this vale of tears.
As bis sister, knowing his inmost thoughts, the
disposition of his most sacred wishes, his only
confidant In the closo of life, I may say I know
what bis Intentions were as well as if he had
left a will."
"There is a will," said Salome, quietly.
"A will! Where?"
"In my workbox."
A silence ensued. Mrs. Sidebottom looked
"On the very night he died he gave it me to
keep, and I put It away in my workbox, as I
had nothing else that locked up. My workbox
is In my room upstairs. Shall I fetch the will?"
"No,r' said Philip, "let it stay where Wis till
after the funeral."
CHAPTER XH. Surprises.
When the funeral was over, and the family
of Pennycomequick was assembled in the
honse of the deceased, or assumed to be de
ceased, manufacturer, Mrs. Sidebottom sent
her compliments to Salome, with a request
that she would favor her with an interview in
the dining room.
Mrs. Sidebottom was dressed in fresh black
Oats No. 2 white. 8232c: extra No. 3, 31
f31Kc;No.3wb!te,3030c:No. 2 miked, 28
Rye No. 1 Western, 6061c;No. 2, 5556c
Barley No. 1 Canada, 9598c: No. 2 Cana
da. 8588c; No. 3 Canada, 7072c; Lake Shore,
Flour Jobbing prices, winter patents, 86 50
6 75; spring patents,$6757 00: fancy straight,
winter and spring, 85 756 00; clear winter,
85 255 50: straight XXXX bakers','85 005 25.
Rye flour, 84 00.
Millfeed Middlings, fine white, 818 00
20 00 fl ton; brown middlings, 814 5015 00;
winter wheat bran, 814 7515 25; chop feed,
$15 0018 00.
Hay Baled timothy, choice, 815 0015 25:
TSo. 1 do, $14 2514 50: No. 2 do, 812 0013 00;
loose from waon. 818 0020 00; No. 1 upland
Srairie. $9 7510 00; No. 2, 88 008 50; packing
o. 86 507 00.
Straw Oats. $8 008 25; wheat and rye
straw, $7 007 25.
Hogs were advanced 10c at Chicago to-day.
Mess pork and lard are on the rising scale.
While prices here are unchanged it cannot be
many days with the present situation of mar
kets tbat higher prices will be reached.
Sugar-cured hams, large, loc; sugar-cured
hams, medium, 10c; sugar-cured hams, small,
lie: sugar-cured breakfast bacon, 10c; sugar
cured shoulders, Sc; sugar-cured boneless
shoulders, 9c; sugar-cured California hams,
8c; sugar-cured dried beef flats, 8c: sugar
cured dried beef sets, 9c: sugar-cured dried beef
rounds, lie; bacon shoulders, 7c; bacon clear
sides. 8c; bacon clear bellies, 8c: dry salt
shoulders, 6r; dry salt clear sides, 7c Mess
Eprk, heavy, $14 CO; mess pork, family, $14 50.
ard Refined in tierces, 7c; half barrels, 7Jc;
60-ft tubs, 7c; 20 ft pails, 7Jc; 50-ft tin cans,
7Kc;S.ft tin-pails, 7Mc; 5-fttm pails, 7c; 10-ft
tin pails, 7c Smoked sausage, long, 5c; large,
5c Fresh pork links. 9c Pigs feet, half barrel,
83 75; quarter barrel. 81 75.
Armour & Co. furnish the following prices on
dressed meats: Beef carcasses, 450 to 560 fts,
6c; 550 to 650 fts, 6c; 650 to 750 fts, 6c Sheep,
7c fl ft. Lambs, 8Xe fl - Hogs, 6c.
MAEKETS BY WIEE.
Failure of a. Bold Attempt to Hold
the Wheat Market A Break All
Alone the Line, With a
Chicago A large business was transacted
In wheat to-day and a weak and panicky feel
ing was developed. May wheat opened lc
lower, held steady for a while and recovered
He of the decline, then became weak and de
clined &c, or to a point 3c below yesterday's
closing, improved some and closed easy and
about 3c lower than yesterday. June also de
clined 3J4c below yesterday's closing and closed
3c lower. July declined 2c below yesterday's
closing and closed lc lower.
At tho opening there was a feint made to
hold the market under fair buying by a prom
inent local trader, and the market even ad
vanced some, but when it dropped back to the
opening figure it was discovered that tbe early
support was wanting, tbat tho peg around
1 OIK for May bad been removed, as it were,
and with free speculative offerings tbe market
broke badly all around, and a great deal of
long wheat canie out on tbe decline. The break
was no doubt assisted considerably by tbe re
ported financial panic In Paris. Favorable
crop prospects here and improved conditions
in California on account ox rain also had a
There was only a moderate trade In corn, the
activity of the other markets withdrawing
interest from the pit and fluctuations were con
fined within c range
Oats were active, excited and weak. Several
heavy lines were unloaded, one operator dis
posing of 500,000 bushels. Shorts bought heav
ily, but prices declined z, rallied c and
closed easy and JiJo lower than yesterday.
Mess pork was active and irregular. Early
S rices advanced 20025c, then receded 2530c,
ut recovered 67$c
Lard was moderately active, but unsettled.
The price advanced 2k5c, declined 1012c,
recovered 2X5c and closed steady. Short
ribs followed about the same course. '
The leading futures ranged as follows:
Wheat NV 2 Mar. wnamixeMiaiiftwat.
jiy, ei ui4(si uzstf!giifyfcc: jur
- , z..., r: JCCi .T-T.L;?1 ' s
.S38 Pork, per bbl. March, $11 80; May,
fJ2 0?12 2511 9512 OOr June,- 12 'OTK
Corn No. 2 March. WXGlS&iGlMUtalto'c:
OATS No. 2 March. 'MiffMiUeffUUfimztf
;2625K26c; Jone, 26X2bV
Batln and crape, that became her well, as her
hair and face were fair. Of this she was aware,
aad she took the opportunity of surveying her
self in every mirror that she passed.. Really in
her mourning sne looked young again. The
black seemed to produce on her much the same
effect as the photographer's stipple, wherewith
he effaces the wrinkles of the negative. It was
as though the life of Pennycomequick were a
capital of which, when Jeremiah lost hold, his
heirs had taken possession. Not Mrs. Side
bottom only, but also her son seemed to have
come in for a bequest of vitality. The captain
looked brighter, less languid than he had for
Philip's suspicious nature had been displeased
by the statement of Salome that the will was
in her possession. It appeared to bim strange
that tbe old man should have intrusted so im
portant a document to the care of a girl of 19
or 20. It roused in bis mind that mistrust which
had been laid. He asked whether tbe fact of
this consignment did not show that the Cns
worth family were deeply interested in the
will; wbetber this taking possession of it were
not the conclusion of a conspiracy to get the
He did not, on this occasion, move to meet
Salome when she entered the room, but took
his position apart, with arms folded, and face
imperturbable, and set bard, as if a frost had
Philip was not by any means unconcerned as
to the disposition of his uncle's property. He
would have been raised above the passions and
ambitions of human nature had be been un
concerned, for the disposition was likely to
affect materially his whole after life.
Philip was now aged 34 years and'was only a
solicitor's clerk. Tbe utmost he could expect,
without a windfall, would be when well ad
vanced in years to be taken into tbe firm of
Pinch & Squeeze for his mastery of tbe details
ofthe business. He would be incapable of
purchasing a partnership, as he was wholly
without capital. Whattneans his father had
possessed had been thrown away, and there
with his prospects.
Philip's only chance of recovering his proper
position was through a bequest from tbe uncle
whose will was abqut to be read.
If Jeremiah had died intestate, he would have
come in for a share of the business,nd for a
good lump sum of money, for it is quite certain
that his uncle had saved money. He might
then have either purchased a partnership in a
good legal house, or carried on the factory, re
maining at "Mergatroyd. B
It was true tha,t be knew nothing- of the
technique of linen weaving, hut his training
had taught him business habits, and be was
confident that in a short time he would be able
to master tbe ramifications of the business.
There is a tool sold by ironmongers. that con
tains in the handle, saw, file, gimlet, turn
screw, chisel, bradawl and punch. The nozzle
of the handle is provided with a grip that holds
or discbarges such of tbe tools as are required
or done with. Thus the instrument can be
converted at pleasure into whatever is desired.
A business education makes a man into such
a convertible tool, ready, as required, to be
saw, file, turnscrew or punch. Philip was con
scious of his mental flexibility, and confident
that if he resolved to make a new departure hd
could fit himself to it, Tbe knowledge that he
had been without means had not soured him as
it had his father, but bad hardened him. ills
profession bad conduced, as this profes
sion does in many cases, to foster in bim a
strong and touchy sense of rectitude. Brought
into contact with mankind in its ignoble as
pects, seeing its sordiness, selfishness, laxity of
principle where self-interest is concerned, he
had framed for himself a rigorous code of
honor, from which nothing would make him
swerve by a hairsbreadth.
In the past he had made no calculation on
receiving anythlngf rom his uncle.but now tbat
the possibility of his getting something was
presented to him, he could not contemplate
the decisive moment with equanimity. The
tiger that has tasted human blood, ever after
disdains tbe food tbat previously satisfied its
maw; and the young lady who has been through
a London season, or only ventured into a first
ball, will not afterward return to the sobriety
and monotony of country life. If Philip bad
been left to plod on at Nottingham without ex
pectations, he would have accommodated him
self to his situation with dull resignation; but
now tbat a prospect of independence had been
dangled before bis eyes, he could not return to
his old career without intensified distaste.
Yet he was far from forming great hopes. He
knew that Jeremiah had been a vindictive old
man, never lorgiving bis brother a mistake
which had cost that brother more suffering
than it had Jeremiah. It was more probable
that the old manufacturer would leave every
thing to his sister and her son, with whom he
bad always maintained unbroken connection,
than that he should favor him. Whother Jere
miah liked and trusted bis sister and her son,
and to what extent he liked and trusted them,
Philip had not the means of judging, that alone
could be revealed by the will. ,
If be should be disappointed, his disappoint
ment would be more grievous to bear than he
cared to acknowledge to himself. He was, in
deed, angry with himself for feeling any flutter
of hope. If he should be disappointed, he
would return to Nottingham, to his former
routine of life, and spend the rest of it in a
subordinate position, destitute of that bright'
Lard, per 100 fts. March. 86 S76 92K
66 82K682Kt May, 86 957 006 87K6 90;
June, 37 057056S2K695.
Short Ribs, per 100 fts. March, 86 17;
May, 88 276 37K6 22KQ6 25; June, 86 37$
6 406 30m 30. T
Cash quotations were as follows: Flour quiet
and unchanged: No. 2 spring wheat, 96
96; No. 3 spring wheat S5K93c; No.
2 red, 96K96c No. 2 corn. 34
Ko. 2oats.24ic No. 2 rye 42c No.
nominal. No. 1 flaxseed, $1 49. Prime timothy
l seen. $i axi 37. mess pore, per Darrei, 3U va
1 ej)io nn r,w .., inA it.. fca im Dt,A
W" W, WMU,JD1 IW AU9. U IM" OI7, UUUt
ribs sides (loose). $6 20. Receipts Flour, 6,000
barrels; wheat, 31,000 bushels: corn, 16,000 bush
els: oats. 74,000 bushels: rye, 1,000 bushels; bar
ley, 48,000 "bushels. Shipments Flour. 8,000
barrels: wheat, 20,000 bushels; com. 123,000
bushels: aats, 99,000 bushels; rye, 1,000; barley,
On tbe Produce Exchange to-day the butter
market was unchanged. Eggs unchanged.
New" York Flour dull and heavy and 6
10c lower in some instances. Wheat Spot dnll
and K?c lower; options dull and p
lower. Cornmeal steady. Rye quiet. Barley
quiet Barley malt dull. Corn Spot dull and
weaker; options dull and easier. Oats Spot
firm and quiet; options steady and quiet. Hay
firm and in good demand: shipping, 65c: good
to choice, 8595c Hops firm and quiet. Coffee
Options openqd steady and 525 points up;
closed barely steady and unchanged to 5 points
up from vesterdav; sales, 40,500 bars, including
March, 17.1517.20c; April. 17.O517.20c; May,
17.1017.23c; June. 17.1517.35c; Julv, 17.30
17.45c; August, 17.4017.55c; September, 17.50
17.70c; October 17.6017.75c: November, 17.60
17.80c: December. 17.7017.85c: January 17.80c:
epot Rio les3 firm, fair cargoes, 19c Sugar
Raw strong; refined firm and in fair demand.
Molasses Foreign strong; 60 test, 22Jc; New
Orleans qniet; open kettle, good to fancv, 28
42c Rice qniet and firm; domestic 46c;
Japan, 46c Cottonseed oil steady; ci ude,
4243c; yellow, 48c Tallow steady .and quiet;
sales of city at 4c. Rosin steady and quiet:
strained, common to good, $1 151 17. Turpen
tine barely steady at 6151Kc Eggs Stated
Western, 14c; receipts, 5,122 packages. Pork
firm; cut meats quiet; pickled bellies, 6c; do
shonlders, 5c; do bams, 910c Lard steadier
and quiet: sales of western steam at $7 SO: citv,
SO 85; March. $7 29: April, $7 29; May, $7 33: Jnne,
87 30iluly,$7 32; August, $7 32: September. $738,
closing at 87 36. Butter steady and in fair de
mand; Western dairy, 1421c;creamery, 182Sc;
Elgin's, 2929c. .Cheese quiet and steady;
St. Louis Flour firm and market inactive
owing to light demand. Wheat lower; all other
markets on down grade and general advices of
of a bearish tendency led to free selling and a
decline of llc Baying was active and tbe
close was somewhat firmer at Kc tor May and
c for J uly above the bottom; No. 2 red, cash,
94Ko: May, 9495Kc, closing at 94c; July,
8182c, closing at $c. Com weak: No.
2 mixed, cash, 29c: May, 30c. closing at 30c
asked: July. 323232c, closed at 32
32c bid; August, 33&C, closed at 33Jc. Oats
easy: No. 2 cash, 25c bid: May 27275c Rye
dull;No. 2,43c Barley Neglected. Flaxseed,
81 45. Provisions quiet.
Cincinnati Flour dull. Wheat dull,
nominal; No. 2 red, 9596c; receipts, none;
shipments. LOOO bushels: Corn weaker; No. 2
mixed. S5c. Oatsquiet;No.2mixed.26c Rve,
dull; No. 2, 52c Pork barely steady at $12 25.
Lard easy at 86 90. Bulkmeats and bacon
steady. Butter steady. Sugar stronger. Eggs
steady. Cheese firm.
Milwaukee Flonr steady. Wheat easy;
cish, 88c; May, 89c; Jnly.STKc Com firmer;
No. 3, 31K32c O-its dull; No. 2 white, 27
28c Rve steady; No. 1, 430. Barley dull:
No. 2, 57c Provisions easier. Tork at $11 80.
Lardat$6 82K- Cheese qniet; Cheddars at U
Philadelphia Flour Demand very light
and prices weak. Wheat Options neglected
and closed l2c lower; higher grades quiet
but steady. Corn Demand light but prices
firm. Oats Carlo ts very quiet but .prices
Baltimore Provisions qniet and un
changed. Batter steady;best roll. 1418c: cream
ery, 2728c Eggs firmer at 13KHc Coffee
quiet; Rio, fair, 1819c
Toledo Cloverseed dull and steady; cash,
March, 84 SO; April, $4 75; shipments, 632 bags.
New York. March 9. Mining quotations
closedtAmador.lOOf Belcher,270; Best & Belcher,
395; Bodie, 120; Chollar, 250; Crown Point 425;
Consolidated California and Virginia, 762;
Commonwealth, 450; Veadwood T, 150; Eureka
Consolidated, 200; El Cristo. 120: Gould and
Curry, 245: Hale and Norcross. 370; Horn Silver,
120; Iron Silver, -325; Mutual, 140; Ophlr, 612;
Plymouth, 1,087; Savage, 275: Sierra Nevada,
2S5: Slver Cord, 100; Union Consolidated, 350;
Yellow Jacket, 360.
New York Pig iron firm and quiet. Copper
offered more freely: only nominal bids: await
ing further developments, Lake, March, 15 65.
ness and ease for which a man of education
craves as an atmosphere in which
his sonl can breathe and v ex
pand. He did nof desire ease
because indolent, but to obtain scope for his
faculties to develop in other directions than
those to which they were professionally turned;
and to polish the other facets of the inner
self than those exposed to the daily grind
stone. He would like to buy books, to take a
holiday on the continent, to purchase small
artistic treasures, to be able to rise out of the
contracted circle of petty clerk life, with all its
small prejudices and narrow interests.
For 15 years he had lived this life, that was
nncogenlal. and unless his uncle's money gave
him wings to rise out of It, he must remain in
tbis Stymphalian bog. Consequently it was
with a beating heart, and with inward fluctua
tions of hope and fear, that he awaited the
decision; but none of this unrest could be seen
in his face, that did not bear in it a sign of ex
pectation. As Salome entered, Mrs. Sidebottom waved
to her to take a seat. The girl, however, with
a slight acknowledgment, stepped up to Philip,
and extending to him the will, said: "It was
given to me to keep safely, should anything
occur. I cannot even now resign it absolutely,
as Mr. Pennycomequick told me that I was to
keep it and prove it."
"Yon prove itl" exclaimed Philip, glancing
at her suspiciously.
"You 5' cried Mrs. Sidebottom. "Fiddle
sticks. That is to say, impossible."
"You must remain in the room, Miss Cns
worth," said Philip, "while the will is read,
after which we will remit it to your charge."
"I object to such as are not of the family
being present," said Mrs. Sidebottom.
"Your objection must be put aside," an
swered Philip. "As Miss Cnsworth has been
intrusted with the document, and required to
prove it. she must remain."
Mrs; Sidebottom tossed her head.
Philip drew his penknife from his pocket,
opened it, and leisurely cat through the top of
the envelope, extracted the document, and un
folded it. He glanced at the heading, and then,
with lawyer-like instinct, at the end, then with
a sharp1 look of surprise at Salome, who waited
with lowered eyes, he said, "This is worthless.
The signature has been torn away."
'Torn away!" echoed Mrs. Sidebottom,
Salome looked up in astonishment.
"This is a cancelled v.111," said Philip. "It is
of no more value than waste paper. When do
you say my uncle intrusted it to you?"
"Shortly before he left tbe house on the
nigbt tbat be disappeared. I am quite sure he
thought it was of importance, from his manner
toward me in commending it. He said it was
a trust, an important trust."
"Then," said Philip, "there is some mystery
"Read it," urged Mrs. Sidebottom; "and see
it tbat will clear it up."
"I will read it, certainly," said Philip; but' it
is a document entirely devoid of legal force."
Pbilip began to run his eye over it before
"Well, upon my word," said Mrs, Sidebottom,
"yon are inclined to keep us on tenterhooks.
The will, if not valid, is still interesting, no
"This." said Philip, in a tone that bad harsh
ness in it, "this is a most extraordinary docu
ment. It is in the first place clearly made np
from some of those formulas which are found
in. popular handbooks; for aught I know picked
out of 'Inquire-Withln-f or-Everything,' or the
'Family Save-All.' The last portion is also
clearly taken from no formula at all, but is the
expression of my uncle's pecaliar idiosyncra.
"Well, read it, and pass your comments on it
later," said Mrs. Sidebottom, shifting her posi
tion in her seat and rearranging her skirts.
Before reading. Philip cast a searching glance
at Salome. He now seated himself at tbe table,
and proceeded to read.
"I, eJremiah Pennycomequick, of Merga
troyd. in the County of York, and the West
Riding of said county, manufacturer, being In
sound health and in full possession of my facul
ties, do give, bequeath, and devise all the
real and personal estate of which I shall be
possessed or entitled atthe time of my decease,
together with my factory, my house with gar
den, which are all leasehold for 21 years, to
gether with all the appurtenances thereof, un
to Salome Cnsworth, my adopted daughter,
absolutely: chargeable, however, with such
sum annually to be paid out of the profits, pro
rata, to my half-sister, Louisa Sidebottom, as
was agreed by her marriage settlement. And
I further direct and bequeath to my nephew,
Lambert Sidebottom, and to my nephew, Philip
Pennycomequick, to each severally an annuity
of one hundred pounds, to be paid to the said
Lambert Sidebottom and the said Philip Pen
nycomequick during their respective lives, in
half-quarterly payments. And I hereby re
quest my executor to invest a sufficient sum
in the purchase of such annuities out of the
moneys arising from' my personal estate. And
I further appoint the aforesaid Salome Cns
worth, my adopted daughter, sole executrix of
my will, and revoke all tbe former wills by me
at any time heretofore made.
"And, whereas I have been during the whole
course of my lifetime an enemy to lawsuits,
and what little I leave I deire may not be
squandered away on tbe gentlemen of the long
robe, for whom all the veneration I have is at
a distance, and wishing that there was more
Lead dull and firm; domestic, 83 75. Tin quiet
and steady; straits, 821 30.
Other OH Market.
OU, City. March 9. National transit cer
tificates opened. TUJc; highest, 91Vc; lowest,
90c; closed, 90Kc
Bradford. March 9. National transit cer
tificates opened at 91c; closed at 90c; highest,
91Jc; lowest. 90c.
TrrusvrLLE. March 9. National transit cer
tificates opened at 91Jc: highest, 9lCc; lowest.
90c: closed, 90c
New York. March 9. Petroleum opened
dead at 91c and, after a slight advance in the
early trading, became weak and declined to
90c A slight reaction followed, on which the
market closed steady at 90c Consolidated
Exchange Opening, 91c; highest, 91Kc; lowest,
90c; closing, 90c New York Stock Ex
changeOpening. 91J6c; highest, 91kTc; lowest,
90c; closing, 90c Sales. 551,000 barrels.
St. Louis Wo quiet, dull and unchanged.
When baby was sick, we gave ber Castorla
When she was a Child, she cried for Castoria,
When she became Miss, she clung to Castoria,
When she had Children, she gave them Castoria.
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justice and less law in the world, I devise that
should any legatee trouble my executor by
ing to law. by commencing any suit 01 lawiaA
any tribunal whatsoever, tho said person be de
prived of the benefit of the legacy hereby be-,
Philip paused, then added. The will is dated'
about a twelve month ago. and is witnessed by
Marianne Cnsworth, widow, ot Mergatroyd,
and John Dale, surgeon, of Bridlington." Tho
silence tbat had been maintained during th
reading continued unbroken fox a couple ot'
minutes after it was concluded.
Tbe first to break it was the captain, who
said, "A bad job for me. I lose my hundred
year, and am left as before, dependent on my
mother's apron string." j
Philip looked at Salome; she saw by the con
traction of the irises of his eyes that there was
aversion in bis heart.
"Mis3 Cnsworth," be said in metallic tones,
"There is but one explanation of this extra
ordinary matter, this explanation, that presents
itself to my mind is not to your credit. Shall Z
say what I think, or shall I forbear?"
Ten me wnat your opinion is.- sne saia
"This will was drawn n p. clearly without ad-
vice and by his own hand, by my nncle, Mr.;
Jeremiah Pennycomequick. What can havs
induced him to make such an unjust disposi
tion of his property in your favor, you can best -tell."
"I cannot tell. It is unjust. I am glad that
tbe will is worthless."
"Sour grapes," muttered Mrs. Sidebottom to
"That undue influence was exercised, I make)
no donbt. Had tbis will been perfect, with
signature complete, Mrs. Sidebottom. who risks
nothing by tbe outrageous proviso in the second
part, would have contested it ; this I doubt no
more than I doubt tbat pressure was brought
to bear on an old, and perhaps feeble man, to
make tbis will.".
Salome's blood flamed np to the roots of her
"After this will had been made and duly at
tested, my nncle on thinking the matter over
cancelled hi$ signature. He bad changed his
mind. You.'I presume, still exercised pressure
on him, and to relieve himself of this, he gave
the will into your custody; it was a deception
probably justifiable under the circumstances.
He unquestionably intended to make another
will with quite different provisions, but was
prevented by death from executing his inten
tions." "You think." exclaimed Salome, her bosom,
heaving and her color changing rapidly, "Yon;
think I could behave so unworthily.
"I can find no other solution."
She was cut, wounded to ber heart's core.
"You say that the will was given you to keep.
For what reason? Because it interested yott.
"Yes," said Salome, "so Mr. Pennycome
quick said when he gave it me."
"But why did be think it necessary to give
it yon when he knew it was invalid? He must
have done it to quiet your importunities. I
can see no other reason."
"You wrongme," said the girL with pain and
dignity. "I'm sure that he did not know it was
worthless when he banded it to me. His man
ner was so serious."
"You do not suppose it was tampered with
after it came Into your possession?"
'Ob, no, certainly not. it was locked up in
my workbox under the tray where are my.'
cottons and needles."
Mrs. Sidebottom watched their faces and
followed the dialogue with almost breathless
attention. Now she smiled sarcastically.
"It is disappointing." she said, "after tho
toils have been laid to lose the game."
Salome again crimsoned.
"You think tbat I used my position in this
house, took advantage of my nearness to Mr.
Pennycomequick to induce him to commit an
Philip bowed stiffly.
"Yon charge me with the grossest breach ot
honor, with wicked Ingratitude to the man who
has been to me as a father?"
"We -do not 'accuse you personally," said.
Lambert, who thought that, as be would have,
expressed it, his cousin and mother were
"down on the girl too hard." "But we thinkrit
awfully queer tbat uncle should have made
such a wilL Your mother, for Instance"
"My mother is as incapable of such mean
ness as myself," said Salome. "To such as can
tbinkofmesobasely.no justification I could
make wouldbe of any avail. With yourleave "
She bowed, and now white as ivory, with
spots of fire in her temples, she swept out of tho
The conclusion of this will is taken verbatim
front one made by a member of the anthor's fam
ily, and proved in the Prerogative Court of Can
terbury (Bedford f. 167).
To be continued next Monday.
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