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THE PITTSBURG DISPATCH, MONDAY, FEBRUARY ' 25,- 1889.
7 - V j I . 4r7r 2be Pennycomequicks Written for THE S. BARING-GOULD, Author or,MEnALAH,""COUKTUOTAL,""JoUNHEREIXG,",'THEGAVKEOCKS, "ETC SVNOPS1S OF PREVIOUS CIIAPTEKS. Chapters I. xs"ll. '" Sidebottom. whose matter, name w I'ennvcomeqnict. and her ton r'antAin IVnnvcoinequlcL. who naa taken the SS?Ly iSucw resUt.1SR t?"'- Eiduinc wtb and means. W Itu ambitious no ? onVind cxtnranl taste, ri.e finds it difficult to live on the XMO annually. hlch is her Income. Both she ana her son are reckonlns; upon the pos fible fortune that may be theirs op the death of a wealthT rclatne. Jeremiah Pennycomequlck hair-brotuer to Mrs. Ssldebottoml, whom they have lust entertained at dinner, hut who Is dis gusted 1th tbelr overdone professions of interest fn his welfare. Living with nlm is a niece, balotne Cusworth, one of two sisters, the elder one bavin c lelt his fool lu luiiij a rnucL loauuiaciurcr. Mr. lvnnvcomequlcfc gradually becomes drawn toward the fatherless balomc, and something of a tenderer feeling springs within his breast. A casual joke from Captain PennTcomequick. with reference to Salome and himself reveals to him his heart, and, as he meets her in his own home after the bidebottom banquet, he dare not meet her eyes. CH aktees III. axd IV. Jeremiah Pennycomc iulct, unable to declare his lore for his niece, leaves his liou-e at midnight, for a "composing draught or fresh night air." As he walksbythe side of the canal he is alarmed by news conveyed ' by a man on horseback, who told him to "Ctet back, u Holroyd Keservolrhad burst." The old man enters the hut of the locksman on the embankment, the only shelter from certain death, which seems at hand. Chattebs V. AND VI In his perilous position Jeremiah encounters the full force and volume of the flood, wnlch bears down all obstacles, pianos, pigs, a woman's corpse with a dead child in her arms, eyemhlng impelled against the tottering walls of the hut. He is lolned by another terrified man, anxious to t& e his life but rtgrctting in a hair-maniacal way that he had lost his bullock, which he might have sold the day before. Jere miah wraps round his half-naked form his own overcoat. As the hut slowly but surely crumbles away, Jeremiah reaches a tree top to which he dings.. Uls rellow suflerer declines to leave the hut, and as the tree passes Jeremiah sees the hut dissolve like a lump of sugar In boiling ater and disappear. CHAPTEK VIL Taking Possession. The valley of the Keld for many miles above and below Mergatroyd presented a piteous spectacle when day dawned. The water bad abated, bnt was drained away. The fields were still submerged. Factories stood as stranded bulla amid shallow lagoons, and were inac cessible, their fires extinguished, their mechan ism arrested, their stores spoiled. The houses in the "folds" were deserted, or were being cleared of their inhabitants. From the windows of some of these booses men and wo men were leaning and shouting for help. They had been caught by the water, whieh invaded the lower story, locally called the "ha'ase," when asleep in the bed rooms overhead, and now, hungry, and cold and imprisoned, they clamored for release. Boats were scarce. Such as had been possessed by manufacturers and others had been keptbythe nvcr.and these bad been broken from their moorings and carried away. Rafts were extemponred out of doors and planks; and as the water was shallow and still in the folds, they served better then keels. One old woman had got into a "peggy' tub and launched herself in it, to get stranded in the midst of a wide expanse of water, and from her vessel she screamed to be helped, and dared not venture to move lest sit! should upset her tub and be shot out. Not many lives, apparently, had been lost in the parish of Mergatroyd. Mr. Pennycome quickwas missing, and the man at the locks with his wife had not been seen, and their cottage was still inaccessible. But great mis chief had been wrought by the water. Not only had the stores in the mills been damaged, and the machinery injured by water and grit getting into it, and boilers exploded by the shock, but also because the swirl of the tor rent had disturbed the sub-soil of gravel and undermined the walls. Fissures formed with explosions like the reports of guns; one chim ney that had leaned before was now so inclined and overbalanced that its fall was inevitable and was hourly expected. for the enlightenment of the uninitiated it will be as well to describe a Fold. About some mills ire yards, and the inclosing walls of these yards form the backs of cottages facing inward on the mill, which are occupied by operativesworking in the factory. A BUSINESS EEVlEff. The Trade of the Past Week Devoid of Striking Features. PRODUCE AKD CEREAL MARKETS Overstocked With Stuff, and Sellers at the Mercy of Buyers. TOSTPHALIA HAMS IX P1TTSBDEG. Office of Pittsburg Dispatch. Saturday. February 23, 1S89. J The trade features of the week show noth ing marked. Certainly there have appeared no indications of a revival. The week winding np with a holiday and the tightest weather of the season, has made a record for business transactions, if anything worse than the few quiet weeks which preceded it In the line of cereals, receipts have been larger than for a month past, and sales lighter at the Grain Exchange on call. Opera tors in grain and hay who speak cheerfully of the situation are few. .Trade gives fewsigns of life. Sellers are at the mercy of buyers -on ac count of the over-dose of stuff. Oats appear to he the weakest factor'of cereal markets, and good milling wheat the strongest. While all else has been gravitating toward lower prices the past week, wheat and flour tend upward. There has been a more active movement in fancy patent flour the past week than at any time since the collapse of the wheat corner in the fall. Produce dealers report an improve ment for February over January in the egg and butter trade. Views of a Jobber. A leading jobber in these lines said to-day that his 6ales were larger for Thursday and Friday than for any two days this month. There is an unlooked-for quietness in cheese. With a stock unusually light and the time fully here when the ante-Lenten activity should set in. jobbers have been disappointed over the quietness which still prevails. Said a repre sentative of the principal jobbing firm of the city: our trade was never as gooa as an iasi summer and falL November was one of the, best months we ever had. December showed a falling off but our sales were 5,000 and up ward, more than the average for that month of the year. January showed a fall below the average as December was axve it, and tbe present month has done little better. 1 aklng the two closing months of tbe old year with their great activity, and they have been almost o2set by the two opening months of this vcar." "How do you account for recent quietness in the cheese trade?" was asked "It is not easy to account for these extreme fluctuations in demand for such a staple ar ticle as cheese. In my view, the bad country roads has had not a little to do with light de mand. The country and village stores have been visited much less than in ordinary winters by the farmer. He has not been getting satis factory prices for his products because of the great abundance of everything. Having little extra cash, and roads being wretched every where, the farmer has stayed more at home than usual and lived on his own products, to the loss of tradesmen." Frullsnnd Vegetables. In the line of fruits and vegetables tbe trade situation has not materially changed from a week ago. Some dealers report a better de mand and firmer prices for choice apnles,as those which were stocked up for the winter have for the most part either rotted or been pushed ou to markets at nominal prices. The loss by rot has been equal to one third, and when it is taken into consideration that apples bring no better prices than at the time of in gathering of fruits, it is plain that they have have not been a good commodity for the specu lator this season. Some who entered heavily . In this line said to-day to The Dispatch rep resentative that tbev would only be too glad to come out even, but had little hopes of doing so. At a Liberty street commission bouse the writer was permitted a dav or two ago to have bis first sight of Westphalia hams. This article of commerce has been Introduced for the first time this winter in any considerable quantity to the Pittsburg pnblic The West- I) alia ham is used in its raw state as chipped eef in some of our fancv restaurants, and sells at 26e per pound. The one jobber who bandies it reports that a good trade has sprung np in the past few months. A Monster Smokehouse. Is connection with this new article of com merce, we, append a characteristic cote from. DISPATCH by All the gas jets fed from tbe main that de scended into the valley were extinguished, and it was apparent that the rush of water had ploughed np the ground to tbe depths of the main, and had ruptured it. Walls that bad run across the direction of the stream had been thrown over; the communication between the two sides of the valley was interrupted. It was uncertain whether the bridge was still In existence. The railway had been overflowed, and tbe traffic stopped. The canal banks and locks had suffered so severely that it would be useless for the barges for many months. Tidings arrived during the day from the up per portion of the valley, and it appeared tha the destruction of life and property had been greatest where the wave burst out from be tween the confining hills, before it had -space in which to spread, and in spreading to dis tribute its force. Heartrending accounts came in, some true, some exaggerated, some false, but all believed. That night of terror aud ruin did not see the roll of death made up. Such catastrophes hare far-reaching effects. The wet, the exposure, the shock, were sure to produce after-sickness and sncceedlng mortality. With ready hospitality, the parsonage, the inns, the bouses of the well-to-do, were thrown open to receive those temporarily homeless, and food, warmth and clothing were forced upon them. But such as were received felt that they could not protract their stay and burden un duly their hosts, and insisted on returning pre maturely to their sodden houses, there to con tract rheumatic fevers and inflammations. Twenty years ago. the author of this story wrote an account of such a disaster in a novel, the first on which he essayed his pen. Time has rolled away, and, like the flood, has buried much; and among tbe things it has swept off and sunk in oblivion is that book. Probably not a dozen copies of it exist. He may now be permitted to repeat what was there written, when the impression produced by the cata clasm was fresh and vivid; and let not the rare possessor of the lost novel charge him with plagiarism if he repeats something of his former description. ' Near the spot where the Keld left the hills had stood a pnblic house called the "Horse and Jockey." The full violence of the descend ing wave fell on it and effaced it utterly. The innkeeper's body was never found: the child's cradle, with the child in it, had gone down the stream, kept from overbalancing bythe kitchen cat, and so escaped destruction. The beer casks floated ashore some miles down, were never claimed, and were tapped and drunk dry by some roughs. The sign of Horse and Jockey came to land 0 miles away, unhurt; it was the most worthless article the bouse had possessed. About a mile and a half above Mergatroyd was a row of new cottages, lately erected on money borrowed from a building society. They were of staring red brick, with sandstone heads to doors and windows; the flood carried away three out of the f our. In the first lived a respectable wool-picker with wife and children, all Wesleyans. He and his wife and child were sn ept from life in a moment, and supplied the preacher at their Chanel with a topic for bis next Sunday's dis course. In the second lived a widow, who sold "spice." that is to say, sweets, together with sundry articles in the grocery line; a mighty woman, rotund and red, with a laugh and a joke tor everyone; a useful woman to mothers in their troubles, and to children with tbe toothache, whooping cough and other maladies. Black bottle and pep permint drops. Mother Bunch's syrup, soothing powders, porous plasters, em brocations, and heal-alls various, and of various degrees of mischlevousness, were her specifics, and when tbe doses were nasty her lemon-drops and sugar-candy were freely given to cleanse the mouth of the taste of medicine. Now, she was gODO down the river, her lolli pops dissolved, her medicines dispersed. Away she had gone, floundering and spluttering, till Carlyle's "Life of Frederick the Great" con cerning Westphalia, as it was a couple of cen turies ago. Carlyle quotes from an old-time book of travels: 'No inns there except of the naturally sav age sort. A man is very happy if he finds clean straw to sleep on. Ho must be content to have the cons, swine and poultry for his fellow-lodgers, and to go in at the same pas sage that tbe smoke comes out at, for there's no other vent for it but tbe door, which makes foreigners commonly say that the people of Westphalia enter their houses by the chimney. This is the reason why their beef and hams are so finely prepared and ripened, for the fire place being backward, the smoke must spread over all the house before it gets to the door, which makes everything within of a russet or sable color, not excepting the hands and faces of the meaner sort." MAEKETS BY TOE. MayWhcul Lower nnd July Higher Corn Stendy and Unchanged Oats Easier Hay Products Firm, With Prices Moving Upward. Chicago Wheat ruled quiet There was a noticeable lack of outside orders, and local trading was also of a restricted character. The market opened up! stronger and prices were llKc higher than the closing figures Thurs day, influenced by the change to severe cold weather, but the advance was met with pretty fair offerings, under which the market became weak, and after numerous small fluctuations gradually touched a lower point with each re action, until a decline of IKc was scored on the top prices of tbo day, and closed about c lower for May than the closing figures Thurs day and iic higher for July. There was noth ing specially m outside news to influence the in corn were chiefly confined to room operators. Tbe market opened at Thurs day's closing figures and gradually declined Jic reacted Hic and ruled steady, closing about the same as Thursday. Oats were dull and easier. Prices for May receded VMMp and closed quiet A quiet ana firm feeling prevailed in hog products and prices averaged higher in the leading articles. Prices were advanced early in the day owing to fair iuying on the part of "thorts," but the improvement was not sup ported and about the middle of the session the advance was lost Later, prices rallied to the outside, but settled back-again to medium fig ures and closed quiet , Tbe leading futures ranrrea as follows: Wheat-No. 2 March, SI 0SK1 0S 1 06' m WBj July, Cork R3&ic: May. 35 OATS No. 2, March, 25J& May, 25i2ic; j tine. -'ic. Mess Pork, per bbl. March, $11 17K;Mav, S1132KI1 40112!V:ll 32H; June, til 40 11 32K&11 4a Lard, per 100 lis March, $6 806 7 6 T7H: Mav. -So 90g6 92i6 S56 90; June, 6 Wiim 856 906 85. Short Ribs, per 100 lbs. March. $5 90 5 82Vr5 90; May, 58 056 1086 006 0 June, S6 07J6 15g6 07KS6 12. Cash quotations were as follows: Flour firm and unchanged; No. 2 spring wheat SI 06(81 06c: No. S spring wheat S097c No. 2 red, (I 061 0& No. 2 corn, 34J4c; No. 2 oats, 25Jc. No. 2 rye, 48Jic; No. 2 barley, nominal. No. 1 flaxseed, SI 56. Mess pork, per barrel, 11 15U 20. Lard, per 100 lbs. 87o677. Short ribs sides (loose). So 85 5 95; drv salted shoulders (boxed). So 25537U; short clear sides (boxed), $6 126 25. Sngarx, cut loaf, unchanged. Receipts Flour, 16,000 barrels; wheat 60,000 bushels: com, 190, 000 bnsheH: oats. 1GL000 bushels; rye. 6,000 bush els: barley, 106,000 bushels. Bhipments-Flour, 17,000, barrels; wheat 46.000 bushels; corn, 282, 000 bushels: oats, 161,000 bushels; rye, 6,000 bushels; barley, 69.000 bushels. On the Produce Exchange to-day the butter market was steady and unchanged. Eggs steady at 13c New York Flour strong and quiet Wheat Spot firmer with a fair milling demand; options H&Kic higher and firmer. Barley quiet at75Sic Corn Spot firmer and moderately active; options Kic lower. Oats Spot dull and steady; options neglected. Hay steady and quiet; shipping, 6570c; gbod to choice, 80c Coffee Options opened firm at 1520 points up; closed steady at 1520 points above Thursday; sales, 46.0U0 bags, including February, at 16.25c; March. 16.4016.45c: April. 16.3516.40c; Mav. 16.35igl6.45c; June, 16.5016.60c; Jnlv, 16.55 16.60c; August 16.7016.76c; September, 16.85 16.95c; October. ia8517Jj()c; November, 16.90c; December, 16.9017.00c:'pot Rio stronger and quiet: fair cargoes, 17Kc Sugar Raw strong; fair refining, 413-16c; centri fugals, 96 test, 5 9-16c; refined steady and quiet .Molasses Foieign firm; New Orleans dull, flice steady and quiet; domestic, 43iG&c; Japan, iic Cottonseed oil steadier: crude, prime, 40c; yellow, 45c" Tallow quiet and steady; city, Eic Rosin qpiet and firm; : . way, si iukssi iyaeii w;4(r$i w; , SI U6ffll UoMBl WJSK1 U4M. -No. 2. March. gi34Kc: April. SSH M3aK35&ereoKC her lungs were filled with the fluid she invol untarily imbibed, and then she sank and was caught among some sunken treesnags, and her body was afterward recovered among them. In tbe third cottage resided a musical shoe maker, a man with one love, and that the love of his bass viol. A wiry, solemn man, greatly in request at all concerts, able to conduct a band, or take almost any instrument himself, but loving best a vioL Now, he was gone, and grit had been washed into the sacred case of the cherished instru ment ruined along with its master. In the last cottage of tbe row lived a drunk en, good-for-nothing fellow, who did odd jobs of work; a fellow who had driven his own wife with her bairns from the bouse, and lived with another woman, as intemperate as himself, and with a mouth as foul as his own. This house and those jrithin were spared. "We'll, now," said an elder to tbe preacher, after the sermon at Providence Chapel next Sunday, "Ah did think thou wer't boun' to justify the ways o' Providence." "So 1 would if I could," answered the preacher, "but they b'aint justifiable." Where the folds and fields were not too deep in water, lads waded, collecting various articles that had drifted no one knew whence. Some oranges lodged in a corner were greedily se cured and sucked. One man ran about dis playing a laced lady's boot at the end of a walking-stick, which boot bad been carried into his kitchen, and was useless unless he could discover the fellow. There was much merriment in spite of disaster. Yorkshire folk must laugh whatever happens, and jokes were bandied to and fro between those who rowed or waded and those who were prisoners in their npper chambers. The pariahs of society were alive to their op portunities, and were descending the stream, claiming everything of value that was found as being their own lost property. In many cases their claims were allowed; in others tbo finder of some article, rather than surrender it to a man whom he suspected, would cast it back into the water and bid Urn go further to recov er it A higher type of pariah started subscriptions for the sufferers, and took many a toll on the sums accumulated for the purpose of relieving the distress. What had become of Mr. Pennycomequlck? That was the question in every mouth In Mer gatroyd. Salome knew that be bad left the bouse just after midnight to take a walk by the canal, and the watchman had seen him a little later on tbe ton-path. Since then he had not been seen at all. It was probable that hearing the alarm signals, 'be might have taken refuge somewhere: but where J That depended on wherohe was when the alarm was given. If he had ascended the canal he might have made his way Into Mitchell's mill; that was a hope soon dispelled, for news came that be had not been seen there. If he had descended the canal it was inconceivable that be could have escaped, as there was no place of refuge to which he could have flown. Mrs. Sidebottom had not a shadow of doubt that Jeremiah was dead. Not dead! Fiddle sticks! Of course he was dead. Sho acted on this conviction. She moved into her half brother's house. It would not do, she argued, to leave it unprotected to be pillaged by those Cusworths. A death demoralized a house. It was like the fall of a General, all order, re spect for property, sense of duty, ceased. Lambert should remain at home, where he had his comforts, his own room, and his clothes. There was no necessity for his moving. "Besides," said Mrs. Sidebottom. "I could never trust a man, especially with women. Talk of men as lords of creationl Why, they are wheedled and humbugged by women with the greatest facility. If Lambert were here, the Cusworths, the maids, would sack the house under his nose, and he perceive nothing. I know how it was when I was newly married. Then, if anything went wrong among my do mestics I sent Sidebottom down the kitchen stairs to them. He returned crestfallen and penitent convinced that he had wrongfully ac cused them, and that he was himself, in some obscure manner, to blame." Mrs. Sidebottom gave orders that her broth er's room should be made ready for her. "Uncle Jeremiah's room, mother!" ex claimed Lambert, in astonishment "Of course," answered she. "I am not going to leave that un watched; why, that Is the focus and center of everything. What do I care if they steal tbo sugar, and pull some of the strained, common to good, SI 031 12& Tur pentine steady. Eggs firmer;-W6Stern, 14 15Hc; receipts, 5,655 packges. Pork firm; old mess, 12 00; new mess, 12 50S12 75; extra prime, 512 OOg-12 25. Cutmeats quiet; pickled shoulders, 5Sc;do hams, 910c Mid dles firm; short clear, S6 40. Lard stronger and dull: sales western steam, S7 iOj citv. $6 80; March, S7 19: April, 7 19; Mav. 7 20; June, 57 21; July, S7 28; August, 7 25: September, 7 28. Bntter weak and ouiet; Western dairy, 1320c; do creamery, 16G29c; Elgins, 3031c Cheese qniet and easy; -Western, 10$llc St. Louis Flour quiet and unchanged. Wheat better. Cold weather and advances at all other points caused higher opening, but there was more for sale than was wanted, and the price cased off at once: subsequently the feeling was unsettled and trading light, weak ening again late, but closing i4c above Thursday: No.2 red cash,97)c asked: May.99Kc 1 OCJc closing at 99c; July, SG57e, clos ing at 86yc: August closing at 95c nom inal. Corn firm: No. 2 mixed, cash, 27c; March. 27Kc, closing at 27Jic; April, 29J4C: May, 8030-Xc closing at 30j(c asked; June. SIVic; July, 3--e; August, 33c closing at 32Jc bid. Oats quiet; No. 2 cash, 25c; May, 27J 2c Rye. 42c bid. Barley Nothing doing. Flaxseed, 1 50. Provisions firmer. Ciscetnati Flour easv. Wheat weaker; No.2red, 97c; receipts, 1,500 bushels; shipments, 500bu-hels. jCorn barely steady: No. 2 mixed. 33c Oats easy; No. 2 mixed, 23c Rye quiet; No. 2, 53c Fork quiet at 11 50. Lard stronger at 6 65. Bulkmeats and bacon stronger. But ter steady. Eggs, supply abnndant at HKc. Cheese steady. Sugar firm and quiet Milwaukee Flour unchanged Wheat easy: cash, 95c; May, 97c; July, 95c Corn dull; No. S, 2930c Oats dull; No. 2 white, 27K2SKc Barley dull: No. 2, 57Kc Rye dull; No. 1, 45c Provisions firm. Pork, 11 i'H- Lard, 6 SO. Cheese unchanged; Ched dars, 10c Philadelphia Flour firm, .but quiet Wheat firm; options closed c higher. Corn steady. Oats Carlots steady. Baltimore Provisions quiet and steady. Eggs firm at 1414Kc Coffee strong, Rio fair atlTJJc Toledo Cloversced steady and firm; cash, February and March, $4 85. TRADE OP THE WEEK. Nothing New In the Local Situation, Bnt Everybody Hopeful. Business the past week may he described in a general way as dull and inactive. The occurrence of a holiday materially affected the volume of transactions, and had a bear ish aspect upon the speculative markets. Petroleum developed considerable strength, the close showing a gain of ljc from the previous Saturday. There were no special features in stocks, which finished dull and bullish. The demand for bank shares for investment was unprecedented in the his tory of the Exchange. This indicates a large amount of idle capital. Bdsiness at the banks was featureless. Money was abnndant at 56 per cent, according to the collateral. Pig iron was a trifle steadier, but other descriptions were unchanged. Beal estate was active, the demand being largely ior unimproved lots and small houses. There was a fair inquiry for West End and Southside properties. The retail trade was of the usual large proportions. The movement in local monetary circles Sat urday was characterized by! considerable ac tivity. This was due mainly to the bolidayre suiting in a doubling up of checking and de positing. The same cause worked an improve ment in the Clearing House report Only a limited amount of paper was offered for dis count and it was accepted at 6 per cent A few of tho banks were willing to make a con cession on primo collateral. TUo Clearing House report for the day and week, with com parisons, shows the following changes: ExchanRCs P, 480, 653 99 Balances 492.878 70 Exchanges for the week 11,133,261 92 n-,innr-p fnrthe week 2.200.478 21 Exchangee, dally average - 2.226,652 39' Exchanges last wees iz,zss.:c3 27 Balances last week 2,160.34 06 Exchanges, dally avenge ,048,204 88 Mining Stocks. , New Yoek, February 23.-Mining stocks closed: Amador, 150; Belcher. 340; Best fc Belcher. 4S5: Bodie. 150; Caledonia, B. H., 275; Crown Point 630; Consolidated California and Virginia. 812; Deadwood, T.. 150: Eureka Con smid.ited. 200: El Cristo, 150; Gould & Curry, 235; Halo & Norcross. 400; Homestake, 1200; Iron Silver, 325; Mutual, 145: Ophir, 675; Sierra Nevada. 320; Silver King, 105; Santiago, 325; Small Hope', 105; Sullivan, 140; Union Consoli dated, 825; Yellow Jacket 440. " - French plums out of the bag in the store closet? I must sit at my post keep my hand on the strong box and the bureau." "But suppose Uncle Jeremiah were to return?- "Ho won't return. He cannot He is drowned." "But the body has not been recovered." "Nor will it be; it has been washed down into the ocean." "Rather yon than I sleep In his room," said Lambert After a slight hesitation Mrs. Sidebottom said, in a low, confiding tone, "I have found his keys. He left them In his dress coat pocket Now you see the necessity there is for me to be on the spot I must have a search for the will." Then she drew a long breath, and said, "Now, Lamb, there Is some chance of my heart's de fiSre being accomplished. You will be able to' drop one of your n's." "Drop what, mother?" "Drop one of the n's In the spelling of your name. I have never liked the double n in Pennycomequlck. It will seem more dis tinguished to spell the name with one n." The captain yawned and walked to the door. "That is all one to me. I don't suppose that ono n will bring me more money than two. By the way, havo you written to Philip?" "Philip!" echoed Mrs. Sidebottom. "Of course not This is no concern of his. If he grumbles, we can say that we hoped against hope, and did not like to summon him till we were sure poor Jeremiah was no more. No, Lamb, we do not want Philip here, and if he comes he will find nothing to his advantage. Jeremiah very properly would not forgive his father, and he set us all an example, for in this nineteenth century we are all too disposed to leniency. I shall certainly not write to Philip." "I beg your pardon," said Salome, who at this juncture appeared at the door. "Were you mentioning Mr. Philip Pennycomequlck?" "Yes, I was," answered Mrs. Sidebottom, shortly. Salome stood in the doorway, pale, with dark hollows about her eyes, and looking worn and harassed. She had been up and about all the night and following day. "Were you speaking about sending for Mr. Philip Pennycomequlck?" she asked. "We were mentioning him; hardly yet con--sidering about sending for him," said Mrs. Sidebottom. "Because," said Salome, "I have telegraphed for him. I thought he ought to be here." CHAPTER VHL In One Compartment. In a second-class carriage on the Midland line sat a gentleman and a lady opposite each other. He was a tall man, and was dressed in a dark suit with a black tie. His face bad that set controlled look which denotes self restraint and reserve. The lips were thin and closed, and the cast of the features was stern. The eyes, large and hazel, were the only apparently expressive features he possessed. There is nothing that so radically distinguishes those who belong to the upper and cultured classes from such as move in the lower walks of life as this restraint of tbe facial muscles. It is not the roughness of the hand that marks off the manual worker from the man who walks in the primrose path of ease, but the cast of face, and that is due in the latter to tbe constant inexorable enforcement of self-control. In the complexity of social life it is not tolerable that the face should be the index of the mind. Social intercourse demands disguise, forbids frankness, which it resents as brusquerie, and the child from infancy is taught to acquire a mastery over expression. As the delicate hand artificer has to obtain complete control over every nerve of his hand, so as to make no slurs and. shakes, so also has the man admitted into the social guild to hold every muscle of his face in rigid discipline. This is specially the case with the priest and tbe lawyer and the doctor.' Conceive what a hitch wonld ensue in conversation should the lady of tbe house allow a visitor to discern in the countenance that she was unwelcome, or for a man of taste to allow bis contempt to transpire when shown by an amateur his artistic failures, or for the host to wince when an incautious guest has exposed the family skeleton! It is said that the late Lady Bea consfield endured her finger to be jammed in the carriage door without wince or cry, and continued listening, or pretending to listen, to her husband's conversation while driving to the house. All members of the cul DOMESTIC MAEKETS. Zero Weather Brings a Quiet Close to a Slow Week's Trade. ko Sign op revival in pkoduce. Week's Receipts of Grain and Hay Tteavy and Sales Light. GREEN COFFEE UP, ROASTED FIRM OFFICE OF THE PITTSBURG DISPATCH, ( SATURDAY, February 23, 1S89. $ Country Produce Jobbing Prices. With the mercury close to zero, on one of the uniformly quiet days of the week, little is to be reported in produce lines. The week has fur nished no indications of the long looked for re vival of trade. Eggs are off 1c from prices of last week. Large quantities have been coming in from the Southwest At St Louis, carload lots are sold for 10c. While 'not up to the standard of nearby eggs, large receipts from tbe far West have brought a drop. The stock of cheese Is reported light at all commercial centers at home and abroad, but demand continues light, contrary to uniform experience before the Lenten season. But ter remains as it was a week ago, within creasing firmness of a choice article from the country. The butterino light has served to strengthen prices of country butter. Buttek Creamery, Elgin, 3334c; Ohio do, 2628c; fresh dairy packed, 2023c; country rolls, 1822c; Chartiers Creamery Co. butter, 3231c Beans Choice medium, $2 002 10: choice peas. $2 052 15. Beeswax 2325c $1 & for choice; low grade, 1618c Cider Sand rehned, 16 E07 0; common, J3 504 00; crab cider, $8 000860 ? barrel; cider vinegar, 1012o gallon. Cheese Ohio cheese, fall make, 1212c; New York, fall make, 12K13c; Limburger, lliUy:c: domestic Sweitzer cheese, 1313Kc Cried Peas SI 451 50 $1 bushel; split do, . Egss 15c dozen for strictly fresh. Fruits Apples, SI O0Sl 50 $ barrel; evap orated raspberries, 25c fl lb: cranberries, SS 00 33 barrel si: Si 40S2 oO per bushel. Feathers Extra live geese. ;No.I do. 4045c; mixed lots, SO35c f? lb. Honey New Crop, 16pi7c; buckwheat, 13 15c. Potatoes Potatoes. 3540c $ bushel; $2 60 2 75 for Southern sweets; 3 253 50 for Jer sey sweets. PoumrY Live chickens, 6575c fl pair; dressed chickens, 1315c 1 pound; turkeys, 13 15c dressed 33 pound; ducks, live, 8085c ?! pair; dressed, lB14c jfl pound; geese, lOtgllc per pound. Seeds Clover, choice, 62 &s to bushel, S6 9 bushel; clover, large English, 62 fts, $6 25; clover, Alsike, JS 50; clover, white, t9 00; timo thy, choice. 45 lbs, SI 85; blue grass, extra clean, 14 lbs, SI 00: blue grass, fancy, 14 lbs. 31 20; orchard grass, 14 lbs, 2 00; red top, 14 lbs, SI 00; millet, 50 fts, SI 2; German millet 50 Bs, 52 00; Hungarian grass, 48 Bs, $2 00; lawn grass, mix ture of fine grasses, 25c per ft. Tallow Country, 45c; city rendered, 65Kc Tropical Fruits Lemons, fancy, $3 00 4 00 1 box; common lemons, $2 75 $1 box; Messina oranges, S2 503 50 Jl box; Florida oranges, $3 003 50 1 box; Jamaica oranges, fancv. So 005 60 $ case; Malaga grapes, $5 5007 00 f? keg; bananas, S2 50 firsts: SI o02 00, good seconds, bunch; cocoanuts, S4 004 50 fl hundred; new figs, 12 14c fi pound; dates, 6$Gc W pound. Vegetables Celery. 40a0c doz. bunches; cabbages, S3004 00 J? WO; onions, 60c bushel; Spanish onions, 7590c $ crate; turnips, SO 40c per bushel. Groceries. Green coffee has advanced c in New Yoik the past two days. As it has for some time been relatively higher than package coffee, an advance in the latter cannot be far away. Green Coffee Fancy Rio, 2021KC; choice Rio, 1920c; prime Rio, 19c; fair Rio, 17K18K old Government Java, 26c; Mara caibo, 2122c; Mocha. 3031c; Santos. 18J 22c; Caracas coffee, 1921c; peaberry, Rio, 2021c; Laguayra, 2021Jc. Roasted (in paDcrs) Standard brands,22c; high grades, Z43826Jc; old Government Java, bulk, 31032; Maracalbo. 2627c: Santos, 21K 22Kc; peaberry, 25c: choice Rio, 24c; primo Rio, 21Kc; good Rio, 21c; ordinary, 20c tured classes are simply,tralned to smile and not change color, to listen, perhaps to side. when pinched and crushed and trodden on and in torture. Would a priest be endured in his parish if he did not receive every Insult with a smile, or a barrister gain his cause if he suffered his face to proclaim his, belief in its justice, or a doctor keep his patients if his countenance revealed what he thought of their complaints ? If we turn over the Holbein collection of por traits of tho Count of Henry VHL we see among princes and nobles the same faces that we find now in farmhouses and factories. The Wars of the Roses had dissolved all restraints, and men of the first Tudor reigns were the un disciplined children of an age of domestic an archy. But it was otherwise later. The por traits of Van Dyck and Lely show us gentlemen and ladies of perfect dignity and self-restraint What is also remarkable is that each age in tho past seems to have had its typical cast of countenance and form of expression. The cavaliers of Charles I have their special char acteristics that distinguish them as much from the conrtiers of Elizabeth as from those of Chailes IL With Queen Anne another phase of portraiture set in, because the faces were different and again in the Hanoverian period how unlike were the gentlemen of the Regency from those of the first GeorgesI Difference in dress does not explain this difference of face. The men and women in each epoch had their distinct mode of thought fashion in morals and manners, and the face accommodated itself to these. And at the present day that which cleaves class from class is the mode of thought in each, the rule of association that governs intercourse in their several planes; and these affect the character of facejn each, so that tho classes aro distinguished by their countenances as they were by ages in the past When collier Jack calls bargee Jim a black guard, Jim replies witlfa curse on the collier's eyes, which he damns to perdition. But If col lier Jack says the same thing to gentleman Percy, the latter raises his hat bows, 'and passes on. Education, if complete, does not merely sharpen the intellect and refine the manners, but it gives such a complete polish that affronts do not dint or adhere; they glide off instead, leaving no perceptible trace of impact To the outward appearance, Christianity and culture produce an identical result but only fn out ward appearance, for the former teaches the control of tbe emotions, whereas the latter merely forbids tbelr expression. The face of the gentleman who sat opposite this lady in the carriage was an intelligent, even clever face, but was somewhat hard. He looked at his companion once when he entered tbe carriage, hesitating whether to enter.'and then glanced round to see whether there was another passenger in the compartment before he took a seat There was at the time an elder ly gentleman in the carriage, and this decided him to set his valise and rugs on the seat and finally to take his place in the corner. If he had not seen that elderly man, with the repug nance single gentlemen so generally entertain against being shut in with'a lady unattended, especially if young and pretty, he would have gone elsewhere. Where the carcase is there will the vultures gather.- This is inevitable; but no sane dromedary will voluntarily cast himself into a cage with vultures. The old gentleman left after a couple of stages, and then, for the rest of the journey, these two were inclosed together. As the man left Philip looked ont after him, with intent to descend, remove his baggage and enter tbe next compartment before or behind; bnt saw that one was full of sailor boys romping, and the other with a family that numbered among it a wailing baby. He therefore drew back, with discontent at heart, and all his quills ready to bristle at the smallest attempt of the lady to draw bim into conversation. The train was hardly in movement before that attempt was made. "You are quite welcome to use my f ootwarm er," she said. "Thank you, my feet are not cold," was the ungracious reply. "I have had it changed twice since I left town," she pursued, "so that it is quite hot The porters have been remarkably civil, and the guard looks in occasionally to see that I am comfortable." "In expectation of a tip," thought the gentle man, but he said nothing. . "The French are believed to be the politest people in the world," continued the lady, not Spices (whole) Cloves, 2125c: allspice, 9c: cassia. 89c: pepper, 19c; nutmeg. 7080c Petroleum (jobbers' prices) 110 testTc: Ohio, 120, 8Kc; headlight 150, 9c; water white. lOJic; globe, 12c; elaine, 15c; carnadine, Hc; royaline, 14c. Syrups Corn syrups, 2325c; choice sugar syrup. S338c; prime sugar syrup, 3033c; stnetly prime, 3335c N. O. Molasses Fancy, 60c; choice, 48; me dium, 45; mixed, 4042c. SODA Bi-carb in kegs, 3K4c; bl-carb in 5c; bl-carb, assorted packages, 56c; sal soda in kegs, lc; do granulated, 2c Candles Star, fun weight, 10c; stearlne, per set 8c; parafflne, U12c Rice Head, Carolina, 77c; choice, 6?i 7c: prime, 6Ji6Kc; Louisiana, 606K& Srarch Pearl, 2cj cornstarch, 567c; gloss starch, 57c. Foreign Fruits Layer raisins, S3 65: Lon don layers, S3 10; California London layers. S2 50: Muscatels. S2 25; California Muscatels, S2 35; Valencia, new, 67c; Ondara Valencia, 7J47c; sultana. 7jc: currant, new, 45c; Turkey prunes, new, 4f4Jc: French prunes, 8X13c; Salonica prunes, In 2-ft packages, 8Cc, cocoanuts, per 10O.S6 00; almonds, Lan., per lb; 29c; do Ivica, 19c: do shelled, 40c; walnuts,iap., 12K15c; Sicily filberts, 12c; Smyrna figs, 12& 16c: new dates, 5g6c; Brazil nuts, 10c; pecans, ll15c; citron, per &. 2122c: lemon peel, per lb. 1314c: orange peel, 12c. Dried Fruits Apples, sliced, per B. 8 c.; apples, evaporated, 63S7c; apricots, Califor nia, evaporated, 15lbc; peaches, evaporated, pared, 2223c: peaches, California, evaporated, unpared, 1213$C; cherries, pitted. 2122c; cherries, unpitted, 56c; raspberries, evapor ated, 2424kc; blackberries, 7Sc: buckle- perries, iuaizc Sugars Cubes, 7Jc; powdered, 73c: granu lated,7c;confectioners' A,6c; standard A,6Jc; soft whites, 66Jfc; yellow, choice, 6662c; yellow, good, b66Jc; yellow, fair, 6c; yel low, dark. 5c Pickles Medium, bbls (1.200), S4-75; me diums, half bids (600), $2 85. Salt-No, 1 ft bbl, 95c; No. 1 ex, f bbl, SI 05: dairy, a bbl, SI 20; coarse crystal, ja bbl, SI 20; Higgin's Eureka, 4 bu sack, 82 SO; Higgin's Eu reka, 16-14 & pockets, S3 00. Canned Goods Standard peaches, $1550 1 CO; 2d?, SI 3001 35: extra peaches, $1 851 0; pie peaches. 90c; finest corn, $1 S0&1 60; Hfd. Co. corn, 7090c: red cherries, 90cl 00; lima beans, SI 10; soaked do, 85c: string dodo, 75 85c; marrowfat peas, SI 1001 15; soaked peas, 7075c: pineapples, SI 401 0; Bahama do, 2 7o; damson plums, 95c; green gages, SI 25; eggplums.S2 00;Callfornia pears. S250;dogreen gages. $2 00; do egg plums, S2 00; extra white cherries, S2 90; red cherries, 2Bs, 90c: raspber ries, $1 151 40; strawberries. SI 10; goose berries, SI 2"1 30: tomatoes, 9295c; salmon, LB, SI 762 10; blackberries, 80c; succotash, 2-fi cans, soaked, 90c; do green, 2B.S, SI 251 50; corn beef, 2-B cans, SI 75: 14-ft cans, Hi 50; baked beans, SI 401 45; lobster, 1 B, SI 7o 1 cu; macKerei, J-n cans, Droned, si ou; sardines, domestic. BW 88! mustard. $4 00: sardines, spiced. SI 25. Fish Extra No. 1 bloater mackerel, 836 fl bbl; extra No. 1 do, mess, $40; extra No. 1 mackerel, shore, $32; extra No. 1 do, messed, 836; No. 2 shore mackerel, $24. Codfish Whole pollock, ic $! B; do medium George's cod, 6c: do large, 7c; boneless bake, in strips, 6c: do George's cod in block', 6K 7c Herring Round shore, 85 60 W bbl; spilt 87: lake S3 25 f) 100-B half bbl. White fish, $7 R 100-& half bbl. Lake front, 85 60 $ half bbl. Finnan hadders, 10c B. Iceland halibut 13c ?1 ft. Buckwheat Flour 2Jg2Jc per pound. Oatmeal $6 306 60 fi bbl. Miners' Oil No. 1 winter strained, 6860c gallon. Lard oil, 75c Grain, Flour ncjl Feed. Total receipts as bulletined at the Grain Ex change, 29 cars. By Pittsburg, Fort Wayne and Chicago, 1 car of wheat, 8 of hay. 5 of oats, 2 of corn, 3 of barley, 1 of middlings, 2 of Hour. By Pittsburg, Cincinnati and St Louis, 2 cars of e. corn, 2 of flour, 2 of oats, 1 of bran. Sales on call, 1 car sample w. w. bran, $14 75 spot regular; 1 car upland prairie bay, 9 60, B. & 0. The long continued dullness of oats has culminated in a drop as will be seen oy our quotations. The signs of strength in cereal markets are very few. Supplies of everything appear to be far be yond demands. For the week, receipts were 216 cars against 194 last week,192 and 185 for the two previous weeks. Wheat Jobbing prices No. 2 red, $1 08 1 09; No. 3 red. OScgSl 04. Corn No. 2 yellow, ear, 3SS9c: high mixed ear, 36Q37c; No. 1 yellow, shelled. 8940c No. 2 yellow, shelled, 37M3oc; high mixed, shelled. 8637c; mixed, shelled. 3536c: OATS No.2 white. 3232Kc: extra No. 3, 30K 31c;No.3white,29K30c;No. 2 mixed, 28 29c Rye No. 1 Western. 6061c: No. 2, 6556o. Barley No.l Canada, 0095c;No.2Canada, 8385cjNo.3Canada,7880c; No. 2 Western. 757Se; No. 3 Western, 6570c Lake Shore, 75 80c Flour Jobbing prices, winter patents 86 60, yet discouraged, "but I must say that the Ec glish railway porter is far in advance of tbe French one. On a foreign line you are treated as a vagabond, on the English as a guest" Still be said nothing. The lady cast an almost appealing glance at him. She had traveled a long way for a great many hours, and was weary of her own company. She longed for a little conversation. "I cannot read in the train," she said plain tively, "it makes me giddy, and I started yes terday from home." "In-deed," said he In dislocated syllables. He quite understood that a hint had been con veyed to him, but he was an armadillo against hints. The pretty young lady had not opened the conversation, if that can he called conversation which is only one-sided, without having ob served the young man's face and satisfied her self that there was no more impropriety in her talking to one of so staid an air than if he had been a clergyman. "What a bear this man is," she thought He on his side said to himself, "A forward missie! I wish I were in a smoking carriage, though I detest the smell of tobacco." Pretty uncommonly pretty the little lady was, with perfectly made clothes. The fit of the gown and tho style of the bonnet proclaimed French make. iShe had lovely golden-red hair, large brown eyes, and a face of transparent clearness, with two somewhat hectic fire spots in her cheeks. Her charming little mouth was now quivering with pitiful vexation. A quarter of an hour elapsed without another word being spoken, and the gentleman was sat isfied that his companion had accepted the re buff he had administered, when she broke forth again with a remark. "Oh, sir! excuse my seeming rudeness, but you have been reading the newspaper, and I am on pins and needles to hear the news from France. It is true that I have just crosseld the Channel from that dear and suffering but heroic country. I am, however, very Ignorant of tho news. Unfortunately our journals are not implicitly to be relied on. Tbe French are such a patriotic people that they cannot bring themselves to write and print a word that tells of humiliation and loss to their country. It is very natural, very noble but inconvenient That superb Faldherbe I do trust he has suc ceeded in crushing the enemy." "He has been utterly routed." "Oh, dear! Oh, dearl" the little lady was plunged into real distress. "This news was kept from me. That was why I was hurried away. I wanted to bring my nieces with me, tbe Demoiselles Labarte, but they clung to their mother and would not leave her. It was magnificent" Then, after a sigh, "Now, surely England will intervene." The gentleman shook his head. "It is cruel. Surely one sister shonld fly to the assistance of the other." "The English nation is sister to the German." "Oh, how can you say so? William the Conqueror came from France." "From Normandy, which was not at the time and for long after 'considered a part of France." Then the gentleman, feeling he had been in veigled into saying more than he intended, looked out of the window. Presently be heard a sob. The girl was cry ing. He took no notice of her trouble. He had made np his mind that she was a coquette, and he was steeled against her various tricks to attract attention and enlist sympathy. He wonld neither smile when she laughed nor drop his mouth when she wept His lips closed somewhat tighter, and his brows contracted slightly. He had noticed throughout the jour ney the petty attemptsmade By this girl to draw notice to herself the shifting of her shawls, the opening and shutting of her valise, the plaintive sighs, the tapping of the lmnatient feet on the footwarmer. Though he had stu diously kept his eyes turned from her, nothing she had done had escaped him, and all went to confirm the prejudice with which he was In clined to regard her from the moment of his entering the, carriage. He rose from his place and moved to the further end of the compart ment "I beg yonr pardon,', said tho young lady, "I trust I have not disturbed you. You must ex cuse me. lam unhappy." "Quite so, and I would not for the world tres pass on your grief." "I have a husband fighting under the Tri couleur, and I am very anxious about him." The gentleman made a slight acknowledg 6675; springpatents,S8 757 00; fancy straight, winter and spring. So 756 00; clear winter, $5 255 50. straight XXXX bakers', S5 005 25. Rye flour, S4 00. MlLLFEEDi-Middllngs, fine white, $18 00 20 00 p ton! brown middlings, SH &015 00; winter wheat bran, 814 7515 25; chop feed. $15 00018 oa HAY-Baled timothy, choice, $15 0015 25; No. 1 do. S14 2514 60; No. 2 do, $12 C013 00; loose from wagon, $18 0020 00: No. 1 upland prairie, 89 7510 00; No. 2, $8 008 50; packing do, $6 507 00. STRAW-Oats. $8 008 25; wheat and rye straw, 87 007 25. Provisions. Sugar-cured hams, large, lOJc; 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 fiats, 8c; sugar cured dried ueef sets,9c:ugar-cured dned beef rounds, lie: bacon shoulders, 7c; bacon clear sides. 8c; bacon clear bellies, 8c: dry salt shoulders. 6c; dry sa clear sides, TJJc. Mess pork, heavy, 814 00; mess pork, family, $14 50; Iard Refined in tierces. 7c; half barrels, Tlic; fcO-B tubs,7c;20-& piils, 7Jc: 60-B tin cans, iyec; S-B tin pails, TJc; 5-& tin parlls, 7Jc; 10-B tin pails, 7Jc. Smoked sausage, long, 5c; large, 5c. Fresh pork link". 9c. Pigs feet, half barrels, S3 75; quarter barrels, $1 75. Dressed Bleat. Armour & Co. furnish the following prices on dressed meats: Beef carcasses, 450 to 550 Bs, 5Q5Kc; 600 to 650 Bs, 66c; 700 to 750 Bs, 6 7c. Sheep, 7c 1 B. Lambs, 8c f! fi. I1Y STOCK MARKETS. By Telegraph. KANSAS CiTY-Cattle-Recelpts, 1,414 head: shipments, 1,001 head: market active to extent of supply and strong at 10c higher on beef, steers and cows; stockers and feeding steers steady: good to choice comfed, 84 O04 25: common to medium, 82 803 90: stockers and feeding steers, $1 252 75. Hogs Receipts, 6,651 head; shipments, none; market opened strong and 610c higher, closing with advance lot: good to choice. 84 404 6a Sheep Re ceipts, 1,795 head; shipments, 746 head: market steady; good to choice muttons, 84 251 60; common to medium, 82 &03 90. St. Louis Cattle Receipts. 400 head; ship ments, 1,300 head; market steady; choice heaw native steers, S3 70f?4 30; fair to good do, $2 90S3 76; stockers and feeders, fair to good, SI 853 00: rangerscorn-f ed. $2 803 40: grass fed. 81 752 80. Hogs Receipts. 2,800 head; shipments. 3.000 head; market stronger; choice heavy and butchers' selections, $4 4o4 60; packing, medium to prime. 84 404 65; light grades, ordinary to best, $4 &04 65. Sheep Receipts, 600 bead; shipments 700 head; mar ket strong; fair to choice, S3 005 25. Chicago Cattle-Recelpts, 10.000 head; ship ments, none; market steady; steers. $3 004 GO; cows, balls and mixed, 81 7502 70; stockers, S3 00; natives. 83 104 00. Hogs Receipts. 13.500 head; shipments, none; market strong and 5c bigber; heavy packing and shipping, 84 604 60: light, 84 855 10; mixed. 81 504 55; skip, 83 104 25. Sheep-Receipts, LOOOheadj shipments, none: market steady; natives, prime, $4 12)4 40; western, 84 75; lambs, 84 00 6 60. Buffalo Cattle Receipts, 2,000 bead throngh: CO bead sale; market steady; good. $3 254 U). Sheep and lambs Receipts, 400 head through: 1.460 head sale; mnrKet excited and 1020c higher; good sheep. 84 75g5 25; good lambs, 85 8506 50. Hogs Receipts, 300 head through; 1.050 bead sale: market excited and 1020c bigber; mediums, 84 84; Yorkers, 85 10 525. Cincinnati Hogs in light supply and firmer; common and light 83 754 65; packing and butchers. 84 5504 75. Receipts, 3,580 head; shipments, 1,320 head. Drygoods Mnrket. New York, February 23. There was a fair trade with tbe jobbing houses to-day and an Improved business with agents' orders by mall and through personal selections, taking more prints, ginghams and staple cottons than for some time past A decidedly more confident tone pervaded the market and an era of ac tivity is felt to ba near. Good sales of woolen goods were made to local buyers. Prices in all directions were steady to firm. Movements of Specie. New York, February 23. The exports of When baby was sick, we gave her Castoria When she was a Child, she cried for Castoria, When she became Miss, she clung to Castoria, When she had Children, she gave them Castoria. inhll-h55-3iWrSO ment with his head, which said unmistakably that he invited no further confidences. This she accepted, and turned her face to look out of the opposite window. At that moment the brake was put on, and sent a thrill through the carriage. Presently the train stopped. The face of the guard ap peared at the window, and the little lady at once lowered tbe glass. "How are you getting on, miss?" .'Very well,! thank you: but you iSnst not call memiss;Iamamarried woman. I have left my husbaud In France fighting like a lion, and I am sent away because the Prussians are rob bing and burning and murdering wherever they go. I know a lady near Nogent from whose chateau they carried off. an ormulu clock." How unnecessary it was for her to en ter into these details to the guard, thought the gentleman. He could not understand how a poor little heart full of trouble would long to pour itself ont; how that certain natures can no more exist without sympathy than can plants without water. "Don't you think, guard, that the English Government ought to interfere?" "Well, ma'am, that depends on how it would affect traffic on the Midland. 'Where are yon going, if I may ask?" "Mergatroyd." "There has been a flood, and the embankment of the railway has been washed away. For a day there has not been any passing over the lines, and now we are ordered to go along un common leisurely." "But oh! guard, there Is, I trust, no danger." "No, ma'am, none in the least; Til take care that you come by no hurt The worst that-can happen is that we shall be delayed, and -perhaps not be able to proceed the whole way in the same train. But rely on me, ma'am, I'll see to you." "Ob, guard, would you f onld you mind? I havo here a little bottle of nice Saint Julien, and I have not been able to touch it myself. Would you mind taking'it? Also, here here, under the bottle." She slipped some money into his hand. The guard's red face beamed broad and be nignant He slipped the money into his waist coat pocket the bottle he stowed away else where: then thrnsting his head inside, he said confidentially: "Never fear. I'll maka it all right for you, ma'am." When the lady, who was none other than Janet the twin sister of Salome, mentioned Mergatroyd as her destination, the eyebrows of her fellow passenger were slightly lifted. He was looking out of the opposite window to that at which she conversed with the guard. Now be knew that he would not be rid of his companion for the rest of the journey, for he also was on his way to Mergatroyd. There was but a single subject of comfort to him, that the distance to Mergatroyd was no longer great and the time taken over it in spite of the hint of the guard, which he discounted, could not be great either. The short November day had, closed in; and the remainder of tbe journey wonld be taken in the park. Tbe lamps bad not yet been lighted in the carriage To the- west he could see throngh the window the brown light of the set day, the last rays of a wintry sun arrested by factory smoke. The gentleman was uneasy. If the dromedary will not voluntarily enter the cage of the vulture, he will not remain in it in darkness with her without tremors. "When do you think, sir. that I shall reach Mergatroyd?" asked tbe young lady. "That is a question impossible for me to an swer," replied the gentleman. "As you heard from your friend," he emphasized this word and threw sarcasm into his expression, "the guard, there are conditions, about which I know nothing, which will Interfere with the punctuality of the train." Then he fumbled in his pocket, drew forth an orange-colored envelope, from this took a scrap of pink paper, and by the expiring even ing light read the telegraphic message in large pencil marks. "Your uncle lost Come at once. Salome." Salome! who was Salome? He replaced the paper in the envelope, which was addressed Philip Pennycomequlck, care Messrs. Pinch & Squeeze, Solicitors, Notting ham. The message was a brief one too brief to he intelligible. . Lost how was Mr. Jeremiah Pennycome qulck lost? When the train drew up at a small station the young man returned to the down side, by specie from the port of New York last week amounted to 81,137,408, of which 8812,893 was in gold, and 8544,515 in silver. Of the total exports,85118u3in gold and S534,215in silverwent to Europe, and $301,0X0 in gold and $10,300 silver to South America. The imports of snecinfnr tbo week amounted to 8)9,551. of which $45,- J wo waa iusuver ana f,iio goiu. Metal Market. New York Copper quiet; lake, February, $16 75. Lead quiet and firm; domestic, 83 70. Tin dull; Straits. 821 35. Wlilslty markets Finished gqods are quoted at 81 03, with a fair demand. Wool Market. St. Louis Wool quiet and unchanged. THE NATIONAL REMEDY, -BRAISED BY ALL Bilious Headache, Biliousness, Dyspepsia, Indiges tion, Constipation, Dizziness Positively cured by LITTLE HOP PILLS, The People's Favorite Liver Pills. 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Ha-had never been to M ergatroyd in his life, and knew noth ing about its situation. He bad skimmed tho account of the flood in his paper, but had given most of his attention to the narratlva of tho war in France. It had not occurred to him to connect tbe "loss" of his uncle with the inun dation. He had supposed tbe word "loss" was an euphemism for "going off his head." Elderly gentlemen do not get lost in England, least of all in one of its most densely populated dls tricts, as if they were In tha backwoods or prairies of America. But, who sent him the telegram? He had no relative of the name of Salome. His aunt, Mrs. Sidebottom, who was now a resident, U he knew, at Mergatroyd, was named Louisa, and she was the person who, he supposed, would have wired to bim if anything serious had occurred requiring his presence. His companion was going to Mergatroyd, and Improbably knew people there. If he asked her wnemer sue was aware ox a person ox un pe culiar Christian name of Salome at that placo it was possible she might inform him- But ho was too reserved and proud to ask. He would I not afford this flighty piece of goods an ezcusa ior opening conversation witn mm. in nan aa hour he would be at his destination, and would then have his perplexity cleared. The train proceeded leisurely. Philip's feet were now very cold, and he would have been grateful for the warmer, but could not now ask permission to use what he had formerly re jected. As the train proceeded the engine whistled. There were men working on th line: at in tervals coal fires were blazing and smoking in braziers. The train further slackened speed. Philip Pennycomequlck could see that there) was much water covering tbe country. Tho train had now entered the Valley of the Keld, and was ascending it. What a nuisance it would be were he stopped, and obliged to tarry for some hours till tea road was repaired, tarry in cold and darkness, without a lamp in his carriage, caged in with that pretty, coquettish, dangerous minx, and with no third party present to serve as his pro tector. The train came to a standstill. The young lady was uneasy. She lowered the glass and leaned out: and looked along tbe line at tha flaming fires, the half-illumined navvies, tha steam trailing away and mingling with tha smoke, tbe fog that gathered over the Lnun dated fields. A raw wind blew in at the open, window. Then up came the guard, sharply turned ther handle and threw open the door. "Everyone! get out. Tbe train can go no further." All the passengers were obliged to descend, dragging with them their rugs and bags, their. cloaks, umbrellas, novels, buns and oranges all the piles of impedimenta 'with which trav-i elers encumber themselves on a journey, trust-, Ing to the prompt assistance of mercenary porters. But on this night, away from any station, there were no porters. Tbe descent from tha carriage was difficult and dangerous. It was like clambering down a ladder of which soma of tbe rungs were broken. It was rendered doubly difficult by the darkness in which it had to be effected, and the difficulty was quad rupled by the passengers having to scramble) down burdened with their effects. Itwasnofi accordingly performed in silence, but with screams from women who lost their footing, and curses and abuses launched against tha Midland from the men. Mr. Philip was obliged by common humanity to assist the young lady out of the carriage, and, to collect and help to carry her manifold goods; for the civil guard was too deeply en gaged to attend to her. He bad received his fee, and was, therefore, naturally lavishing hU attentions on others, in an expectant mood. Mr. Philip Pennycomequick somewhat un graciously advised the companion forced on his protection to follow him. He engaged to see her across the dangerous piece of road and return for those, of her wraps and parcels which he and she were together unable to transport to the train awaiting them beyond the faulty portion of the line. The walk was most uncomfortable. It was properly not a walk but a continuous stumble. To step in the dark from sleeper to sleeper was not easy, and the flickerof the coal fires dazzled and confused rather than assisted the sight. The wind, moreover, carried the dense smoka in volumes across tbe line, suddenly envelop ing and half stifling, but wholly blinding for tbe moment the unhappy, bewildered noun derers who passed throngh it. In front glared the two red light3 of an engine that waited with carriages to receive the dislodged passen gers. "You must take my arm," said Mr. Philip to his companion. "This is really dreadful. One old lady has, I believe, dislocated her ankle. I hope she will make a claim on tha company." '"On, dear. And Salome! what will she sa jf "Salome?" "Yes my sister, my twin sister." When Philip Pennycomequlck did finally reach his destination, it was with a mind that prejudged Salome, and was prejudiced against her. f To be continued next 3Iondaji' BUTTER, BUTTER, ::: BUTTER. EVERY POUND WARRANTED PURE Chartiers Creamery Co, Warehouse and General Offloes, 708 SMITHFIELD' STREET, Telephone 1426L Blssell Block. riTTSBTJRG, PA J'M Factories throughout Western Pennsylvania. 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