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t u - THE PITTSBTJKG DISPATCH, MONDAY, MAT 6, 1889. ,4Kl. tNOW FIKST The Pennycomequicks Written for THE DISPATOH by S. BARING GOULD, Author of ,Mehalah,""Coubt EoyajV'" Johx Herring," "The Gayebocks,"Eto STXOPSIS OF PRECEDING CHAPTERS. Mn. Sldebottom and her son. Captain Penny comequlck, are unable to live In the style they wish on tbelr income of 400, and speculate on the probable tortune they mar receive on the death of Mrs. Sldebottom's half-brother. Jere miah Peunvconiequlct. The latter Is In love -with his niece, Salome -Cnswortb, who lives with him. Jeremiah i'ennycomeqnlck, while waiting at mldnlgnt, is overtaken by a flood lrom a bsrstcd reservoir. He and another man, who it half clad, seek rehire In a hut, and Jeremiah wraps hit coat around hit companion. After the flood subsides a body Is tound which is Identified br the card case in the coat pocket as that of Jeremiah l'ennvcomeqnlefc. Philip Pennj-comeaulck It telegraphed for and arrives. A will Is found jnakingSsloine Cusworth her uncle's heiress, put the document has been Invalidated br tearing on the signature. Sin. Sldebottom declares that she will not respect the wishes of her dead half brother, as expressed in his will. In the mean time Jeremiah Pennycomeanlck, who wat not drowned, has been picked up by a coal barce. Salome thinks she tees the ghost or Jeremiah I'ennycomeqnlck in the house. Philip I'enny comeqnlck takes charge or hU uncle's mill and insists that Salome and her mother shall remain with him in his uncle's house. Jeremiah Penny comequlck hears that he has been declared dead and determines to allow his relatives to remain in that belief while he spends a year on the conti- nent for hit health. Mt in. Sldebottom refuses to carry out a olnt agreement made with Philip to pay Salome 4S.0RO and thereby ofiends Philip, who declares be will pay the whole amount him self, even If it nuns the mill business. Salome is again excited by seeing the figure of a man who looks like the sunDosedlv dead Jeremiah Pennv comequlck. ttalome tells Philip that she will not I eaiy oesa , accept the money. The latter thinks his aunt bat Influenced balome, and to checkmate Mrs. Side- oouom ne proposes marriage to ssiome, wno ac cepts him, thinking that be loves her. Jeremiah I'ennycomeqnlck bears of the proposed marrlace and is much dlsqnleted thereat, knowing that his reappearance at his home would force Philip to return to his drudgerr and penury as a lawyer's clerk. Philip confides to his mother-in-law that he hates harf Schofielrt. who Is responsible for his father's ruin, at which Mrs. Cusworth becomes confused and uneasy Jeremiah is approached by Beaple Yeo, a fluent financier, who is about to start a health resort. Jeremiah thinks he has seen the gentleman, or his clothes, at least, somewhere before. Philip and balome are married very quietly and a happy year slips quickly by. CHAPTER XXVII. AN ALAKX. Within a twelvemonth of his marriage Philip had been ciren one of the pnrest and best of the joys that spring out of matrimony a child, a boy called after his own name, Philip; and the father loved his first-born, was proud of him, and was fearful lest the child should be 'matched from him. As Polycrates was ren dered uneasy because he was so powerful, rich and happy, and cast his most precious jewel into the sea as a gift to the fates, so was Philip inwardly disturbed with a snspicion that the gloomy, envious fates which had harassed him so long were now only playing with him, and would exact of him some hostage. What would satisfy them? His commercial pros perity? his child? his health? In vain did Polycrates seek to propitiate the fates by casting from blm his most precious ring. The ring was returned to bim in the belly of a fish, and ki ngdom and life were exacted of him. "I never did understand what became of part of your mother's little property," said Philip, one evening when alone with Salome; "and I think it odd that your mother should be re served about it to me." "Oh. Philip ! It does not matter. After all, it is only 250, and the loss is mamma's, not yours." "It does matter, Salome. Two hundred and fifty pounds cannot have made themselves wings and flown away without leaving their address. Bo Peep's sheep left their talis be hind them. This money ought to be accounted for. One thing I do know the name of the person to whom it passed." "Who was that?" "One Beaple Yeo. Hare you any knowledge of the man? Who is he? What had your mother to do with him ?" "I never heard his name before." '-The money was drawn and paid to Beaple Yeo directly after the death of Uncle Jere miah. I made inquiries at the ba. "t and ascer tained this. Who Beaple Yeo is your mother will not say, nor why she paid this large sum J -r A SIJKVEY OF -TRADE. Leading Features of Our Home Mar kets for the Week Past. GOOD f HIDE IN BUTTER AND EGGS. Cereals Improve Not Flour and Hay Drift ing Downward. HIDES AKD PE0YISI0SS STBOSGEE Office of Pittsbuiig Dispatch, Batubday, May 4, 18S9. The week's trade in produce lines was scarcely up to last week in volume. The intervention of a holiday and chilly weather gave a slight check to trade. Hens appear to be taking a rest fiom their long activity, and eggs of an entirely reliable character are not in supply sufficient for demand. Creamery bnttcr had a drop of 2c at Elgin Monday. Conntrj butter is comingin so freely that all signs point to a drug before another week has come and gone. .Peddlers report an abundance through Pittsburg's bailiwick of the very best Grocers should now be able to retail a fair article at 20c It is certain that many of the fanners' wires through this sec tion are selling butter under 14c per pound. A leading jobber of bntter and cheese reports Friday as one of his best days this season. His sales reached 126 packages of butter and 2SS boxes of cheese on that day. The same dealer said: "Our trade was larger for April than it was last April. Sales were $4,000 more according to our books. This means more than these figures show on their face, for prices hare been so low that we must have bandied 25 per cent more stuff than we did in April of last year." Apples and tropical fruits have been active, but old vegetables go as slow as erer. Pota toes can be bought within thirty miles of Pitts burg for 10 to 15c a bushel, which a year ago would have sold readily for $L The worry of farmers over low prices of their ' last season's products will soon be at an end. lu anothcrweek or two new stuff will have the field. Prorlslons. As the season advances the consumptive de-'inand- f or hogs increases, and provisions are moving out more freely. Hams especially are in better demand than they were a week ago. At the beginning of the week lard gare signs of weakness, and was a shade off in price. The lost ground has been more than recovered, and markets at the close of the week.areashaue firmer all along the line. A ueros, nowerer, large room for further Improvement before pork packers can receive a fair reward for the capital and labor Invested in their industry. Cereals. There is but one sentiment among operators in grain, flour and hay, and that is that trade is wretchedly dull. With the exception of corn, markets hare shown (drooping tendencies all the week. This, in the face of light receipts, the lightest for some months past Hay is par ticularly weak. Four is 25c off from prices of last week, and the end is not yet From all points of the compass, and from orer the sea, comes the report of dull and stagnant flour markets. The feature which has spoiled the shrewdest calculations if speculators in bread stuff has been the light export demand. Stocks of flour in the bands of our dealers here are reported unusually light The steady downward drift the past few weeks causes dealers to pursue the hand to mouth policy. This course is likely to be followed un til bed rock is reached. Hides. The cloud that came orer the tannery indus try a few weeks ago by reason of the Boston failures has not yet lifted. Confidence was so shaken that it will be slow in returning. Our home tanners are strong enough to stand many such storms. Stocks are moring out fairly well- .Light bides suffer most from depressed markets. As our home consumption demands heavy weights ibis grade has suffered little. Vhaterer Boston's troubles may be, In bide and leather lines, tnis city is solid. Following are prices for hides and calf skins as furnished by James Callery&Co. Ko. 1 green salted steers, 0015s and orer. lo. 1 green silted cows, all weights....?. "o. 1 preen salted hides, 40 to 60 As..;,.. No. 1 green salted bides, IS to 40 Ids Jio. 1 srreen salted hulls 210.1 green salted calfskins. e c SXe 4Jse 6 C J s . - . !,".,' . . M - i-v - .,?, , 1. PUBLISHED. of money to him. I would not complain of this reticence unless she had called me in to exam ine her affairs." "No, Philip, it was I who asked you to be so kind as to do for her the same as Uncle Jere miah." "She Is perfectly welcome to do what she likes with her money; but if she complains of a loss, and then seeks an investigation into her loss, and all the time throws impediments In the way of inquiry I say that ber conduct is not right. It is like a client calling in a solici tor and then refusing to state his case." "I 'was to blame," said Salome, meekly. "Mamma has her little store the savings she has put by and a small sum left by my father, and I ought not to have interfered. She did not ask me to do so, and it was meddlesome of me to intervene unsolicited; but I did so with the best intentions. She had told me that she suffered from a loss which crippled her, and I assumed that her money matters had become confused, because no longer supervised. I ought to have asked her permission before speaking to you." "When I made the offer, she might have re fused. I would not have been offended. What Ido object to is the blowing of hot and cold with one breath." "I dare say she thought it very kind of you to propose to take the management; and there jnay have been a misunderstanding. She wished you to manage for the future and not inquire into the past." "Then she should have said so. She com plained of a loss and became reticent and evas ive when pressed as to the particulars of the al leged loss." "I think the matter may be dropped," said Salome. "By all means only, understand lam dissat isfied." "Hush!" exclaimed Salome. "I hear baby crying." Then she rose to leave the room. "Now look here," said Philip, "would it be fair to the doctor whom ypu call in about baby to withhold from him the particulars of the ail ments you expect him to cure?" "Never mind that now," said Salome, and she kissed her husband to silence him. "Baby is awake and is crying for me." This brief conversation will serve to let the reader see an unlovable featnre in Philip's character. He possessed a peculiarity not common in men, that of harboring a grievance and recurring to It. Men usually dismiss a matter that has annoyed them, and are unwill ing to revert to it. It is otherwise with women, due to the sedentary life they lead at their needlework. While.thelr fingers are engaged with thread or knitting pins their minds turn over and over again little vexations and roll them like snowballs into great grievances. Probably the solitary life Philip had led had brought about that he had the same feminine faculty of harboring and enlarging his griev ances. The front, Joor bell tingled. Salome did not leave the room to go after baby till she heard who had come. The door was thrown open upon them, and Mrs. Sldebottom burst in. Thisgoodlady had thought proper to swallow her indignation at the marriage of Philip, be cause it was against her interest to be on bad terms with her nephew, and after the first ebullitiocof bad temper she changed her be havior toward Philip and Salome and became gracious. They accepted her overtures with civility, but without cordiality, and a decent appearance of friendship was maintained. She pressed Salome to visit her at York, with full knowledge that the invitation would be de clined. Occasionally she came from York to see how the mill was working and what bnsi ness was being transacted. As she burst in on Philip and his wife, both noticed that she was greatly distressed; her usual assurance was gone. She was distressed and downcast Almost -without a word of No. 1 green salted real kips . S o No. 1 green salted runner kips. 4 c No. 1 green steers, 60 Cts and over 7 c No. 1 green cows, all weights s c No. 1 green bulls 4)jc No. 1 green hides, 40 to 60 lbs , s' c No. 1 green hides, 25 to 40 lhs s c No. 1 green calfskins EWc No. I green real kips 4 c No. 1 green runner kips s 0 Sbeepsklns.v 10 to 100 1 allow, prime 4to4Xc Deduction for No. S stock, IKe per lb on steers and light nldes, c on bulls and 2t on calfskins. STILL IN THE SWIM. Business Hereabout Holds Its Own. and Considerably More Large Gains Orer Last Year Saturday's Closing Quotations, Etc Business last week was so good, notwith standing the protracted holiday at the Ex change, that even the chronic growlers had nothing to say except in commendation. Stocks at times showed a retiring disposi tion, but they firmed up and closed at about the best prices. Sales for the five days fell but little short of 9,000 shares, of which Philadelphia and Wheeling Gas and La Koria contributed about one-half. Petro leum suffered a relapse and finished weak. Lima oil is what ailed it Tron failed to respond fully to the hopes of the makers, but there was more inquiry and a better feeling. Heal estate was strong and active, with a growing .demand for suburban lots. There were 220 transfers, involving nearly $1,000,000. Jobbers report a good country de mand and a fair movement of the staples in that direction. Collections were easier. The building industry holds its own and a little more. Forty-four permits were issued last week, the total cost of the houses being estimated at 8148,700. The two largest were by Brown, Verner & Co one for 13 three-story brick dwellings in the Nineteenth ward and the other for eight dwellings of the same material and size in the Twentieth ward. About 200 permits were taken out last month. Pittsburg is growing. That some of the banks are closely loaned up does not by any means imply that money is be coming scarce. It is still loaning as low as 1 2 per cent in New York and 66 here, with much more offered than taken. Everything points to an abundant supply at low rates ail summer. The f onowlnc table snows the nrlces of active stocks on tbe New York Stock Exchange. Corrected daily for The Dispatch by Whit ney k Stephenson, members of lew York btock .Exchange, 67 Fourth avenue: Clos ing Bids. 34 43V S5 KJj M 353j 17 9t 6l 103(4 4 17 39 34 94 107X 139 6f 24 19 13S U6 If 43 9 TO Open Ins". Am. Gotten Oil SiM Atcn.. Top. ft s. F.... 43h Canadian racinc SO Canada son them. S3K Central of New Jersey. 9S CentraiPaelllc. Chesapeake ft Ohio.... I7K C. Bur. ft Qnlncy. .... 99 C Mil. ft St. Faul.... 86H C, Slll.ftbt. P.. or.-..106M C, JlocLLftP. SbH (X, St. L. ft Pitts C, St. L. ft Pitts. p. 39X C. St. P.. M. ft O U)i C, St. F..M. ft O.. pf. .... C ft Northwestern. ...107K C-ftNortUwestern, pt .... . m La L.a ........... .... Col. Coal ft iron S3 Col. ft Hocking Val .. 19! DeL. L. AW..... USH Del. ft Hudson. Denver ft KloCJ Denver ft Bio U pf... 47 K. T Vs, ftOa tii E.T..Va, ftOa.. IstprTO K. T Va. AGs. 2d pr. .... Illinois Central.. Lake Krie ft Western.. JSH Lake Erie ft West. pr.. 69 Lake Shore ft M. 8.....103H Louisville ft Nashville. 6T,i Mlcnlgan Central 7 Mobile ft Ohio Mo., K.. 4 Texas Missouri Pacific K7i ew York Central... ..107K N. Y L. E.ft W 29 H. ., C. ftStL 171. N.r., C ft St. L. pf. N.Y.. C.-ftBt.L.2d nf .... Hlgn esk 58 MX 86 17 99 6CV Low est. UK s m 66J, IKK ss 34S 39 34 107X 107 23 19J 25 19 13SH 47 n 70 22 114 IS l&V 103 68 a J07 as? h TO 39 43 s )9K 9 IMfc si 18 73 107X 29 107 28 17 N. Y A 14. .E 4J . Y O. ft W VH Norfolk A Westers Norfoikft Western, pf Northern Fact He XSK Nortncm Faclfic pref. era OhloAMlsisslppL... 23 Oregon Improvement. 52V Ureaon Transcon Z3 Pacific Mali .Xi 173? 2 sssr za; M 31 36 43 irj H za$ 62 62U 23 S3 SZH S3 33 recognition cast to Salome.she poshed past her at the door, entered the room, ran to her nephew and exclaimed, "Oh, Philip You alone can help me. Have you heard? You do not know what has happened? I am sure you do not, or you would have come to York to my rescue." "What is the matter? Take a chair, Aunt Louisa." "What is the matterl Oh, my dear! I can not sit, I am in such a nervous condition. It is positively awful. And poor Iamb a director. I am afraid it will damage his prospects." "But what has happened?" "Oh everything. Nothing so awful since the fire of London ana the earthquake of Lis bon. And Smithies recommended it1' "What Smithies, whom you sent hero to In vestigate the books?" asked Philip, dryly. "Oh, my dear! it is always best to do busi ness in a business way. Of course, I don't dis trust you, but I am sure it gratifies you that I should send my agent to run through the books." "Well, and what has your agent, Smithies, done nowf "Oh, Smithies has done nothing himself. Smithies is as much concerned as myself. But he is to blame for advising me to sell my bonds in Indian railways and pat the money into iodine or decimals, or something of that sort, and persuading Lamb to become a director of the company." "What company?" "Obi don't you know? The Iodinopolis Limited Liability Company. It promised to be a most successful speculation. It bad an Earl at the head. The company proposed to open quarries for stone, others for 'lime, erect houses, hotels and churches, high and low, make a great harbor, and Beaple Yeo "Who?" "Beaple Yeo. the ehief promoter and secre tary, and treasurer pro tern. The speculation was certain to bring in25 per oent and he gave his personal security for 17." "And have you much capital in this con cern?" "Well yes. The decimals grow thicker on this part of the coast than anywhere else in the world, and. the decimals have an extraordinary healing effect in disease. They are cast up on the shore, and exhale a peculiar odor which is very stimulating. I have smelt the decimals myself no, what am I saying, it is iodine, not decimals, but, en my soul, I don't know exact ly what the decimals are, but this I can tell you, they have run away with some good money of mine." "I do not understand yet." "How dense you are, Philip. For the sake of the iodine, we were going to build a city at or near Bridlington, to which all the sick people in Europe who could afford it would troop. There was to be a crescent called after Lamb." "Well, has the land been bought on which to build and open the quarries?" "No, that is the misfortune. Mr. Yeo has been unable to induce the landowners to sell, and so he has absconded with the money sub scribed." "And is there no property on which to fall back' "Not an acre. What is to be dono?" Philip smiled. Now he understood whatMrs. Cusworth 'had done with her 250. She also had been induced to invest in iodine or deci mals. "'What is to be doner" repeated Philip. "Bear your loss." CHAPTER XXVHJ, THE SPARE BOOM. Philip insisted on Mrs. Sldebottom seating herself and giving him as connected and plain an account of the loss she had met with, as it was in her power to give. But to give a con nected and plain account of anything affecting the interests deeply is not more easy far some persons than it is for a tipsy man to walk straight They gesticulate in their narration, lurch -and turn about in a whimsical manner. But Philip had been in a solicitor's office and knew how to deal with narrators of their troubles. Whenever Mrs. Sldebottom swayed -from the direct path he pulled her back into it; when she attempted to turn ronnd, or retrace her steps, he took her by the shoulder meta phorically, of course and set her face in the direction he intended her to go. Mr. Smithies was a man in whom Mrs. Sldebottom professed confidence, and whom she employed profes sionally to watch and worry her nephew; to ex amine the accounts of the business, so as to Peo. Deo. & Kvans Fhlladel. & Heading.. X i'ullmsn Palace Car.. .191)4 Richmond & W. F. T Tiii Richmond A W.F.T.pr SO gt.FaulfrDaluth 32K tit. Faul ft Duluth pf. St F.. Minn. 4Man...l01J St. L. ASan Fran 23't St. L. ft San Fran pf.. 61)4. . St. L. ft San F.lst pf. Texas Faclfic n Union l'acinc 61 Wabash K Wahssh preferred 2SH Western Union 86H Wheeling ft L. E et National Lead Trust. 21 M 24 45X 190 26 7 IIH a 100 23M 61M 61K 15 JS!4 44 190 loisi 23 oik 60 IB' 2SX 86M 66H 21X 21 Government Bonds. XJ.S.4)fs, reg VXHtoVflH V. 8. 4HS. coups IOS ai03 u.s. 4s. reg laxaiag U. S. 4s, coups 129X31293 Bid. Currency, 6 per cent. 1833 reg 121 Currency, 8 per cent 1895 reg. 124 127 Currency, (percent, 1897 reg 127 Currency, 6 per cent, IMS reg 129K Currency, 6 per cent, 1899 reg 132 Government and State bonds were firm and dull. Philadelphia Stocks. Closing Quotations of Fhlladelnhla stocks, fnr- nlshed by Whitney ft Stephenson, brokers. No. 57 Fourth avenue. juemoevs -lew xorc BIOCKJSX- cnange. Bid. Pennsylvania Kallroad MM Reading Railroad 22 9-1S HuSalo, Pittsburg and Western 11K Lehigh Valler S3H Lehigh Navigation nu Philadelphia and Erie SOtf Allegheny Valley bonds IIS U.Oo.,s New Jersey 2S7 Northern Faclflc V Northern Faclfic preferred Of Asked. H 2K 11 M 63 2 an Boston Stocks. Atch.ftT0D..lst7s. IIS Atcn. ft Top. K. B... 43K Boston ft Albany.. .215 Boston ft Maine. ....181 N. Y.ftNewEng 7s.l26Jf Old Colony. 172 Wls.Central.com... 17 Wis. Central pt... 40 AllouezJU'gCo(new) 1 Calumet ft Heda....204 Franklin 9 C B. ftU. BSH Clnn. San. ft Clere. S6 Eastern R.K 81 eastern a. a. os aa Flint ft fere 11 28 Flint Fere M. nfd. 96 Pewabic (new). Qulncy Boston Land.... Water rower... Tamarack Ban Diego S 47 ! 10s Z3 K.CSt. J.ft O.B. 7S.121H Mexican tn. com., is N. Y. ftNewnx... 44 Mining- Stocks. New York. Mar i. Mining quotations closed: Amador. 100: Belcher, 430: Bodle, 165; Caledonia B. H., S10; Chollar. 260; Consolidated California and Virginia, 400; Deadwooa T., 100; Eureka, Consolidated, 200: El Cristo, 540; Hale and N., 450; Horn Silver, 110: Mutual, 145; Mono, 150, Opher, 490; SaTage. 370; Sierra, Ne vada, S30; Standard, 115; Small Hopes, 110; Union Consolidated, 110; Yellow Jacket, S95; Snlliran, 125. THE OHIO OIL FIELD. Thousands of Acres Added to tho Producing Territory. SPECIAL TZLSGItAM TO THE DISFATCB.l Futdlay, C May 6. The field report of the Buckeye Pipe Line Company for April is: Wells completed Lima district, 10; Flndlay, 4; North Baltimore, 46; St. Mary's. 0; GIbsonburg, 0. Total. 60 wells. Drilling Lima, 16: Flndlay, 4: North Baltimore, 33; St. Mary's. 0; GIbsonburg, 0. Total. 8J. Klgs up Lima, 12: Flndlay, S: North Baltimore, 30: St. Mary's, 0: GIbsonburg, 1. Total, 4S. Wells abandoned Lima, 11; Flndlay. 0: North Baltimore, 0; bt. Mary's, 11; GIbsonburg, 0. To tal, 15. Staler & McDonald's Finuerty No. 1 was finished yesterday and is doing 200 barrels after being shnt. This well is on the frontier south west of derelopments, and adds many thou sands of acres to the territory in that direction. Sntnrdny's Oil Range. 85S,Lowest 85.ciosed Clpened 84 85 Barrels. . 50,754 . 49,025 . 92,580 93.023 . 87,381 . 43,690 . 1,556, 0CO Hll gbest.. Buns Average Shipments Average. Charters Average Clearances Beflned. New York, 6.85. Kenned. London. 5M. , Kefined, Antwerp. 1. New York closed 81. . Oil Cltr closed 84. Bradford closed 84. i Wool Mnrketa. St. -JjOUIS Receipts to-day, 21,059 pounds. Arrivals increased materially dunng the week, but the larger portion still consists of burrv and Inferior stocks. Prices remain unchanged and firm. Toledo Clorerseed dull and higher; cash, H1& KeeeJpWjBcme; shipment, none. insure her getting from it her share to the last farthing. Introduced by Mr. Bmlthies, Mr. Beaple Yeo had found access to her house, and had gained her ear. He was' a plausible man, with that self-confidence which imposes, and with whis kers elaborately rolled themselves tokens and guarantees of respectability. He pretended to be highly connected and to have intimate re lations with the nobility. When he propounded his scheme and sbowedhow money was to be made, when, moreover, he assured her that by taking part in the peculation of Iodinopolis she would be associated with the best of aris tocracy, then she entered eagerly, voraciously, into the scheme. Bhe not only took upas many shares as she was able, but also insisted on the Captain becoming a direct. "I have," Mr. Beaple Yeo had told her, "a score of spe cial correspondents retained, ready, when I give the signal, to write up Iodinopolis in all the leading papers In town and throughout the north of England. I have arranged for illus trations in the pictorial periodicals, and for, highly colored and artistic representations to be hung in the railway waiting rooms. Success must crown our undertaking." When Philip heard the whole story he was surprised that so promising a swindle should have collapsed so suddenly. He expressed this opinion to his aunt "Well," said Mrs. Sldebottom, "you see the managers could get hold of no land. If they could have done that everything would have gone well. They intended to build a great har bor and import their own timber, to open their own quarries for building-stone, and burn their own lime and have their own tile yards, so that they would have cut off all the profits of tim ber merchants, quarry owners, lime burners, tile makers, and gathered them into the pocket of the company." "And they have secured no land?" "Not an acre, Mr. Beaple Yeo did his best, but when he found he could get no land, then he ran away with the money that had been paid up for shares." "And what steps have been taken to arrest hlmr "I don't know. I have left that with Smith ies." 'And how many persons have been de frauded?" "I don't know. Perhaps Smithies does." "This is what I will do for you," said Philip. "Your loss 'is a serious one, and no time must be let slip withoutan attempt to stop the rascal with his loot I will go at once to York, see Smithies, who, I suspect, has had his finger in the pie and taken some of the plums to him self, and then on to Bfldllngton and see what can be done there. The police must be put on the alert "In the meanwhile, if you and Salome have no objection, I will remain here," said Mrs. Sldebottom. "I am terribly cut up, and ren dered ill. My heart, you know; is subject to palpitations. W hen you return I shall see yon directly, and learn the result" "Very well," said Philip, "stay here. The spare room is vacant, and at your service." Then be went off, packed his portmanteau, and left the house. He was vexed with his aunt for her folly, but he could not deny her his assistance. Mrs. Sldebottom shook her head when her nephew mentioned tho spare bedroom, but said nothing about it till he had left the house. Then she expressed her views to Salome. "No, thank you," she said; "no, indeed indeed not I could not be induced to sleep in that cham ber. No, not a hot bottle and a fire combined could drive the chill out of it Remember what associations 1 have connected with it It was In that apartment that poor Jeremiah was laid after he had been recovered from the bot tom of the canal. 1 could not sleep there. I could not sleep there, no not if it were to in sure me the recovery of all I have sunk on Io dinopolis and its decimals. I am a woman of finely-strung nature, with a perhaps pcrf ervid Imagination. Get me ready Philip's old room; I was in that once before, and it is very cozy inside the study. No one occupies it now?" "No, no one." "I shall be comfortable there. But as for that other bed remembering what I do" she shivered. Salome admitted that her objection was jus tifiable, if not reasonable, and gave orders that the room should be prepared according to the wishes of Mrs. Bidebottom. "A preciously dull time I shall have here." said this lady, when alone in the room. "I DOMESTIC MARKETS. Choice Eggs Scarce and HigherBut ter Plenty and Lower. ORANGES ADVANCING IN QUALITY. Light Cereal Ecceipts Fail to Givo Strength to Markets. K0 1 OATS AEE A HTTH THIS SEASON Office of Pittsburg Dispatch, l Saturday, May 4, 1889. J County Produce Jobbing Prices. Eggs are scarce and firm at an advance for choice stock. Bntter is drifting downward but demand is good. The apple crop Is being worked oft as speedily as possible, and the end Is not far away. Old potatoes will hold on un til Juno, but' no signs of activity appear in markets. Oranges improve in quality and price as the season advances. Tbe week's trade in tropical fruits has de clined from last week, a fact attributed by dealers to the cbillr. wet weather. Strawber ries from Florida are plenty and cheap. Trade' was active In produce lines on Friday, nut is slow to-day. Taking the week through, there are few signs of Improvement. A legal holiday and bad weather hare combined to lessen the volume of trade. Butter Creamery, Elgin, 2526c; Ohio do, 2325c; fresh dairy packed, 18019c; country rolls, 1720c; Chartiera Creamery Co.. 2829c Bjjans-1 751 oa Beeswax 2830c 1 ft for choice; low grade, 1820c Cider Sand refined, tS 607 Kb common, $3 6004 00; crab cider, J8 0008 50 barrel; cider vinegar. 1012c 9) gallon. Cheese New Ohio cheese. 8K10c: Ohio cheese, fall make, 1212c; New York, fall. maKe, iziaizc; .uimDurger, vgjioc; domestic Sweltzer cheese, 9J12)c Dried Peas-j1 25i 35 $ bushel; split do, &c ? . Eggs-12K18o f? dozen for strictly fresh: goose eggs. Sue f) dozen; duck eggs, 15c $ dozen. Fruits Apples, $2 002 60 $ barrel; erap orated raspberries, 25c ) ft; cranberries, (45 f) barrel, 50cJl 00 ?1 bushel; strawberries, 10 15c a quart. Feathers Extra lire geese, 5060c; No. 1 do. 4045c; mixed lots, S035c f) ft. Honey New crop, 1617c; buckwheat, 13 15c. Hominy 52 65Q2 75 1 barrel. Potatoes 3035c V bushel; S3 754 00 for Jersey sweets; seed sweets, $2 S0Q76. Poultry Lire chickens, 7580o per pair; undrawn chickens, 1012c $ ft; drawn, 14 15c ft: turkeys. 1820c dressed M ft; ducks, lire, 6070r-fl pair; dressed, 1314o fl ft; geese, lire. SI 0001 25 f? pair, v 1 t Seeds Clover, choice. 62 fts tn htichni sa m V bnshel: clover, large Enellsh. 62 fts. SB 00: Uover, Allske, S8 60; clover, white, tO 00; tim othy, choice, 45 fts, fl 65; bine grass, extra clean, 14 fts, 90c; bine grass, fancy, 14 fts, SI 00; orchard grass, 14 fts. Si 65; red top, 14 fts, SI 25; millet, 50 fts, SI 00; German millet, 60 fts, 51 60; Hungarian grass. 60 fts. SI 00; lawn grass mixture of fine grasses, 2 60 W bushel of 14 fts. Tallow Country, 45c; city rendered, 65c Tropical Truits Lemons, fancy, $3 60 4 50 p box; Messina oranges. Si 6005 00 B box; Valencia oranges, fancy, f6 608 60 fl case: bananas, S2 50, firsts; SI 60, good seconds, ft bunch: cocnanuts, S4 0004 50 W hundred; new figs, 810o ?) pound; dates, 606o fl pound. Vegetables Radishes, .30c fl dozen, mar rowfat peas, S3 00 ? crate: new cabbage, S3 25 02 60 crate; onions, SI 00S1 25 W barrel: onion sets, fancy Erlos. S2 5003 00; Jerseys, 52 0002 50. turnips,' 40060c ? barrel. Groceries. Green Coffee Fancy Rio, 22023c; choice Bio, 20021c: prime Rio, 20c; fair Rio, 18K019c; old Government Java, 27c; Maracaibo, 2223c; Mocha, 80K31Kc: Santos, 1922Uc: Caracas coffee, 2W022c; peaberry, Rio, 21023c; La guayra. 21022c Roasted (in papers) Standard brands. 24c; high grades, 26028c; old Government Java, bulk, 32K033J4c; Maracaibo,27K28Kci Santos, 2224c; peaberry, 27e; peaberry Santos, 22024c; choice Rio, 25Kc: prime Rio, 23c; good Rio, 22Kc; ordinary, 21Kc. s " Spices (wholej-Saores, 21825c; allspice, 9c; cassia. 89c: pepper, 18n nutmeg, 7080c Petrolbuh (Jobbers' prices)-U0 test, 7cf fthfl lft Klff." hQf11.1.4- IRAQ Vl.. A.,.. white, 10c; globe, 12c; elaine, 15q carnadtee, I 7av, sujaittiv. Amu. know no one in Mergatroyd, and I shall find no entertainment in the Society of that old faded doll, Mrs. Cusworth, or in that of Salome, who, naturally, is wrapped up in her baby, and ca pable of talking of, nothing else. 1 wonder whether there are any novels In the house?" She went in search of Salome, and asked for some light reading. , "Oh, we have heaps of novels." answered Ba lome. "Janet has left them; she was always a novel reader. I will bring you a basketful. But what do you say to a stroll? I must go out for an hoar; the doctor has insisted on my taking a constitutional 6very flay." "No, thank you," said Mrs. Sldebottom. "The wind Is blowing, and your roads are stoned with glass clinkers ground into a horrible dust of glass needles that stab the eyes. I remem ber it. Besides, I am tired with my Journey from York. I will sit in the armchair and read a novel, and perhaps doze.' A fire was burning in the bedroom, another la the study. The former did not burn freely at first j puffs of wind occasionally sent whiffs of smoke ont of the grate into the study. Mrs. Sldebottom moved from one room to the other, grumbling. One room was cold and the other smoky. Finally she elected to sit in the study. By opening the door on to the landing slightly, a draught was established which prevented tne smoke from entering tho room. She threw herself into a roCking-chair, such as is found in every Yorkshire house from that of the manufacturer to that of the mechanic "Bahl" groaned Mrs. Sldebottom, "most of these books are about people that cannot in terest me; low-class creatures such as one en counters daily in the street, and stand aside from. I don't want them In the boudoir. OhI here Is one to my taste a military novel, by a lady, about officers, parades and accoutre ments." Bo she read languidly, shut her eyes, woke, read a little more, and shut her eyes again. "I hear the front door bell," she said. "No one to see me, so I need not say, '"Not at home.' " Presently she heard voices in the room be neath her the room given up to Mrs. Cusworth one voice, distinctly that of a man. The circumstance did not interest her, and she read on. She began to take some pleasure in the story. She had come on an account of a mess, and the colonel, some captains and lieu tenants were introduced. The messroom con versation was given in full, according to what a woman novelist supposes it to be. Infinitely comical to the male reader are such revela tions. The female novelist has a system on which she constructs her dialogue. She takes the tale of young girls in their coteries, and proceeds to transpose their thin, insipid twaddle Into what she believes to be virile, pungent English, which is much like attempt ing to convert milk and water into rum punch. To effect this, to the stock are added a few oaths, a pinch of profanity, a spice of indecency, and then woman is grated over the whole, till it smacks of nothing else. Out of kindness to fair authoresses, we will give them the staple topics that in real life go to make up after-dinner talk, whether In the messroom, or at the bencher's table, or round the 'squiro's mahogany. And they shall be given in the order in which they stand in the male mind: L Horses. 2. Dogs. 8. Game. 4. Guns. 5. Cricket. 6. Politics. 7. "Shop." Where in all this Is Woman? Echo answers Where? Conceivably, when every other topio fails, she may be introduced, just in the same way as when all game is done, even rabbits, a trap and clay pigeons are brought out to be knocked over, so, possibly, a fine girl may be introduced into the conversation, sprung out of a trap but only as a last resource, as a clay pigeon. Tho house door opened once more, this time without the bell belng'sounded opened by a latch-key and immediately Mrs. Bidebottom heard Salome's step in the hall. Salome did not go directly upstairs to remove her bonnet and kiss baby, but entered her mother's room. Thereat a silence fell on the voices below a silence that lasted a full minute,and then was broken by the plaintive pipe of the widow lady. She must have a long story to tell, thought Mrs. Sldebottom, who now put down her book, because she had arrived at three pages of de Syrups Corn syrups, 2629c; ehoice sugar syrup, 33038c": prime sugar syrup, 80033c: strict ly prime. 3335i:; new maple syrup, 90c N. O. Molasses Fancy, 48c; choice, 46c; me dium, 43c; mixed. 40042c Soda Bi-carb in kegs. 34c; bi-carb In s, 5c; bl-carb, assorted packages, 66c; sal soda in kegs, 13c; do granulated, 2c Candles Star, fnll weight, 9c; stearine, per set, 6c; paraffine, 11012c Bice Head, Carolina, 77Kc; choice, 6 7c; prime, 56Vc; Louisiana. o6Kc Staroh Fearl, 3c; cornstarch, 6J7c; gloss Starch. 5K7c Foreign Fruits Layer raisins, 52 65; Lon don layers, S3 10; California London layers, S2 50; Muscatels, 52 25; California Muscatels, SI 85; Valencia, new, 67c; Ondara Valencia, 0; sultana, 6c; currants, new, 4K5c; 'urkev nrnnes. new. Odac: French nruncs. BSjisc; saionica prunes, in z-n pacxages, ec: cocoannts, per 100, $8 00; almonds, Lan., per ft, 20c; do Irica, 19c; do shelled, 40c; walnuts, nap., 12K015c; Sicily Alberts, 12c: Smyrna figs, 12J loc; new dates, 5X060; Brazil nuts, 10c; pecans, H15c: citron, per ft, 21022c; lemon peel, per ft, 1314c; orange peel, 12kc Dried Fruits Apples, sliced, per ft, 6c; apples, evaporated, 6W06Xc: apricots, Califor nia, evaporated, 16018c; peaches, evaporated, pared, 22023c: peaches, California, evaporated, unpared, 1012c; cherries, pitted, 2122c; cherries, unpitted, 66c; raspberries, evapor ated. :24024Kc; blackberries, 708c; huckle berries, 10012c Sugars Cubes, 9J$09Kc; powdered, 90 9c; granulated,9c; confectioners' A. 808lc; standard A. 8c; soft whites, 8K!c; yellow, choice. 70c: yellowjrood,74i7Mo; yellow, fair. 7WTc: rellow. dark. VXc n. .. f. . :' -1. .. - . Pickles Medium, bbls, (1,200), SI 60; medi ums, half bbls. (600), 22 75. Salt-No. 1$ bbl, 95c; No. 1 ex. M bbl, $1 05; dairy, f) bbl, SI 20; coarse crystal, $ bbl, SI 20; Hmgin'S Eureka, 4 bu sacks. S2 60; Higgin's Eureka. 13-14 ft pockets, S3 00. Canned Goods Standard peaches SI 300 1 90; 2ds, SI 3001 35; extra peaches. $1 6001 90: pie peaches. 9uc; finest corn, $101 60: Hfd. Co. corn, 70090c; red cherries, 9OC0S1 00; Lima beans, SI 10; soaked do, 85c; string do do, 750 85c; marrowfat peas. SI 1001 15: soaked peas, 70075c; pineapples, SI 4001 60: Bahama do, S2 75; damson plums, 95c; greengages. SI 25; egg plums, S2 00; California pears, $2 60; do greengages, 52 00; do egg plums, S2 00; extra white cherries. S2 90; red cherries, 2 fts, 90c; raspberries, SI 4001 60; strawberries, SI 10; gooseberries, SI 2001 30; tomatoes, 82K092c; salmon, 1-ft, 51 7502 10; blackberries, 80c; suc cotash, 2-fi cans, soaked, 99c: do green, 2 fts, 81 2501 60: corn beef, 2-ft cans, SI 75; 14-ft cans, S13 60: baked beans, SI 4001 45; lobster, lft. 51 7501 80; mackerel, 1-ft cans, broiled, SI 50; sardines, domestic, Xs- 34150160; sardines, domestic, Ks. 58 2508 60; sardines. Imported, Vjfi, Sll 50012 60; sardines. Imported, K3. SIS 00: sardines, mustard, SI 00; sardines, spiced, $4 25. Fish Extra No. 1 bloater mackerel, 533 1 bbl.; exta No. 1 do, mess, S40; extra No. 1 mackerel, shore, S32; extra No. 1 do, messed, S36; No. 2 shore mackerel, 124. Codfish Whole pollock, 4Xc J3 ft-: do medium, George's cod, 6c; do large, 7c; boneless hake, in strips, 6c; do George's cod in blocks, 6X07KC Herring Round shore, 55 00 $ bbl; split, 5 00; lake, 52 50 M 100-ft. half Dbl. White fish, $" 00 $ 100 ft. half bbl. Lake trout, $5 50 half bbl. Finnan haddock, 10c ft. Iceland halibut, 13c fl ft: Pickerel, X barrel, 82 00; H ban el. SI 10: Potomac herring, $5 00 fl barrel, S2 50 p barrel. Buckwheat Flour 223c $ ft. UATMEAL W BUI&'O 0U 1' DOI. Miners' Oil No. 1. winter strained, IB06OO ) gallon. Lard oil, 75c Grain, Floor and Feed. Receipts as bulletined atthe Grain Exchange, 14 cars. By Pittsburg, Fort Wayne and Chi cago, 5 cars of bay, 2 of flour. By Pittsburg, Cincinnati and St. Louis, 1 car of bran, 4 of hay, 2 of oats. There was but one sale on call, viz.: 1 car of 2 y. e. corn, 43, May, regular. Fpr No. 2 red wheat 96 was asked and 91 bid. A leading operator reports that no No. 1 oats are to be bad in this market This grade was offered at the Exchange, but the general opin ion of grain dealers Is that such offers are mythical, and cannot be filled. The total grain and bay receipts for the week as bulletined was 139 cars, the highest for many weeks past. Last week's receipts were 212 cars, and the week previous 189 cars. Wheat Jobbing prices No. 2 red, 94095c; No. 8 red, 85088c Corn No. 2 yellow ear, 42013c; high mixed ear, 40041c; No. 1 yellow, shelled, 41042c; No. 2 yellow, shelled, 40041c; high mixed, shelled. 89040c; mixed, shelled, is8039c 1 Oats-No. 2 white, 3232Kc: extra. No. 3, S0K31c; No. 3 white, 29j30c; No. 2 mixed, 27 2bc RYE No. 1 Western, 70075c: No, 2. 65056c Barley No. 1 Canada, 95098c: No. 2 Can ada, 85S8c;Na 8 Canada, 70072c; Lake Shore, 78080c i lour Jobbing prices, winter patents, $5 6005 75; spring patents. $5 0006 00: winter straight; S4 755 UP; Clear winter, 54 6004 75; Straleht XXXX bakers'. 14 00624 2fi. Rva flnnr' (tB6O03 7o. - - scription of a bungalow on the spurs of the Himalayas. Then she heard a cry from below a cry as of pain or terror: and again the male voice was audible, mingled with that of the- widow, raised as In expostulation, protest or entreaty. t At times the voices were loud, and then suddenly drowned. Mrs. Sldebottom laid the book open on the table, turned down to keep her place. "The doctor, I suppose," she thought; "and he has pronounced unfavorably of baby. Can't they accept bis verdict and let him go, They cannot do good by talk. I never saw anything so disagreeable as mothers, except, grand mothers. What a fuss they are making below about that baby." . Presently she took up the book again and tried to read,but found herself listening to the voices below, and only rarely could she catch the tones of Salome. All the talking was done by her mother and the man the doctor. Then Mrs. Sldebottom heard the door of the widow's apartment open, and immediately after a tread on the stairs. Salome was no doubt ascending to the nursery, but not hur riedly indeed, the tread was like that of Sa lome. Mrs. Sldebottom put the novel down once more at the description of a serpent charmer, and went outside her door, moved by inquisitiveness. "Is that the doctor below?" she asked, as she saw that Salome waa mounting the stairs. "What opinion does he give of little Phil?" Then she noticed that a great change had come over her hostess. Salome was ascending painfully, with a band on the bannisters, draw ing one foot up after the other, as though she were suffering.from partial paralysis. Her face was white as chalk, and her eyes dazed as those of a dreamer suddenly roused from sleep. "What Is it?" asked Mrs. Sldebottom again. "Is baby worse?" Salome turned her face to her. but did not answer. All life seemed to have fled from her, and she did not apparently hear the question nut to her. But she halted on the landing, her hand still on the bannisters that rattled under the pressure, showing how she was trembling. "Yon positively must tell me," said Mrs. Sldebottom. "What has the doctor said?" But Balome. gathering up her energy, made a rush past her, ran up two or three steps, then relaxed her pace, and continued to mount, as cending the last portion of the stair as one climbing the final stretch of an Alpine peak, fagged, faint, doubtful whether his strength will hold ont till he reach the apex. Mrs. Bidebottom was offended. "This is rude," she muttered. "But what is to be expected of a bagman's daughter?" She tossed her head and retreated to the study. Reseating herself, she resumed her novel, but found no further Interest in it "Why," she exclaimed suddenly, "the doctor has not been upstairs; he has not seen the baby. This is quaint" Mrs. Cusworth did not appear at dinner. Salome told Mrs. Bidebottom that her mother was very, very ill, and prayed that she might be excused, ' "Ohr'said Mrs. Sldebottom, "I suppose the doctor called to see your mother, and not the baby. You are not chiefly anxious about the latter?" "Baby is unwell, but mamma is seriously ill," answered Salome, looking down at her plate. "Her Illness does not seem to have affected her conversational powers," said Mrs. Sldebot tom. "I heard her talking a great deal to the doctor; but perhaps that is one of the signs of fever is she delirious?" Salome made no reply. She maintained her place at table, deadly pale; and though, during dinner, she endeavored to talk, it was clear that her mind was otherwise engaged. Mrs. Bidebottom was thankful when dinner was over. "Mrs. Philip will never make a hostess," she said to herself. "She is heavy and dull. You can't make lace out of stocking yarn." When Salome rose, Mrs. Sldebottom said: "Do hot let me detain you from your mother; and, by the way, I don't know If you have fam ily prayers. I like them they are good for the servants and are a token of respectability but you will excuse me if I do not attend. I am awfully Interested in my novel, and tired after my journey I shall go to bed." Mrs. Sldebottom did not, however, go to bed; she remained by the fire in the study, trying to read, and speculating on Philip's chances of recovering part, If not all, of her lost money chances which she admitted to herself were re mote. Millfeed Middlings, One white, 515 000 16 00 fl ton; brown middlings, SU 60012 60; winter wheat bran, S13 00013 50; chop feed. 815 00016 00. HAY-Baled timothy, choice, J14 00014 60; No. 1 do, $13 0013 25; No. 2 do, $11 O012 60; loose from wagon, 516 00018 00; No. 1 upland prairie, S10 (10010 60; No. 2, 58 0008 60: packing do,S56O065O. STRAW-Oats, 8 0008 25; wheat and rye straw, 87 0007 6008 00. Provisions. Sugar-cured hams, large, 10c; sugar-cured hams, medium, lie; sugar-cured bams, small, llKc; sugar-cured breakfast bacon, 10c; sugar cured shoulders, 8c; sugar-cured boneless shoulders, 9X sugar-cured California hams, 8c; sugar-cured dried beef flats. 8Xc; sugar cured dried beef sets, 9c; sugar-cured dried beef rounds, llc;bacon shoulders, 7c; bacon clear sides, 8c; bacon clear bellies, Skc; dry salt shoulders, 6c; dry salt clear sides, 7c. Mess pork, heavy, 514 00; mess pork, family, $14 60. Lard-Refined in tierces, 7c; half barrels, TJc: 60-fi tubs, 7Kc: 20-ft palls, 7c; 50 ft tin cans, 7c; 3-ft tin pails, 8c; 6-ft tin pails, 7c; 10-ft tin pails, 7c Smoked sausage, long, 6c; large, 6c Fresh pork links, 9c Pigs feet, half barrel, $4 0C; quarter barrel, $1 SO. Dressed Heat. Armour & Co. furnish the following prices on dressed meats: Beef carcasses, 450 to 660 fts, 5Kc;550 to 630 fts, 6Vfc;660to750fts, 6Kc Sheep, 8c ft. Lambs, 9c fl ft. Hogs, 6c Fresh pork loins, 9c MAEKETSBY WIEE. yheat Sold In Anticipation of a Storm In the Northwest Corn and Oats Let Go Hog Products In ' " Light Demand. Wheat was more active and the feeling was weaker and unsettled to-day. July opened at about yesterday's closing, receded c0c and closed K lower than yesterday. June was firm and closed ic bigher. There was rather more disposition to realize among speculative traders. Operators evidently had bought considerable wheat tbe past few days on report of dry. weather, and some of this wheat was sold out in anticipation of rain in the northwest before Monday. It was rumored that rain had fallen at Fargo, and the weather bureau reports in dications of a severe rain storm, which is like ly to work East from tbe Northwest. These Influences caused the selling of considerable wheat. At the same time at the decline there was good buying. A moderate business was reported in corn, and the feeling prevailing was easier. Tbe market opened a shade better than tbe closing prices yesterday, and gradually sold oft Jc, ruled steady and closed K0Kc lower than yes terday. There was some changing of June and July at z premium for the latter month. A weaker teeling prevailed In oats, owing to an absence of outside buying orders of conse quence and a desire on the part of a large trader to sell the May delivtery. Offerings of the latter were libera) and phces declined c. The more deferred futures, although declining iC-ntTBTiot so weak ai the May future and command a greater premsim.changes from June to July being made at 'Ac against o yesterday. I Only a fair business was transacted in hog products and tho feeling was elier. Offerings on speculatire account were not very large.and the demand from all sources was exceedingly limited. Prices for the leading articles aver aged lower, tbe market closing tame. The leading futures ranged as'rollows: Wheat No. 2 June. 80X81oWS0c: July ly. 7857S75i77Jc: August, llW&mi ekmekc: year. 7ok076Vffi75&a75Kc n Corn Nc 2 June, 34K034JA; July. S58 S5K34J034JgC; -August, 35i3335K0 oats No. 3 June, 23023225l2Sic; July, 230022KC syv MessPobk, per bbl. June, Sll i.7011 57X0 U 45011 45; July, Sll 7O0U 7O0uY6gll 65; Au gust, Sll 72K0U 75011 62&011 65. Laed, per 100 fts. June, $6 82X06 87X; July, $6 87X06 87X06 82XS 82 :; August. S6 90. Shoot Ribs, per 100 fts.-June, S59505 90c; July. S6OS06 0505 9605 95; An ust, 58 100 6 1006 02X06 02X. Cash quotations were as follows: 1 lour steady and unchanged. No. 2 spring whe tt.8182Xc; No. 3 spring wheat, nominal; Not 2 red. 810 82c No. 2 corn. 83o bid. No. 2) oats, SKc; No, 2 rye. 4OX04OKC No. 2 barley nmlnal. No. lflaxseed.Sl660166X- Prime tlmottfy seed. 51 26 01 80. Mess pork, per barrel, Sll 40O&1 45. Lard, per 10O lbs. JO 75. Short libs sides (loose), 85 8505 9a Dry salted shoulders (boxed), S5 2505 6U. Short clear si Aes (boxed ), S6 2506 37X- Receipts Flour, 8.0W) barrels; l wheat, 13,080 basbeU; corn, 214,00 battels; "There," said she, "the servants sad the whole household are retreatlsfr to their roosts. They keep early hours here. I suppose Salome sleeps below with her mother. Goodness pre serve me from anything happening to either the old woman pr the baby while I am In the house. These sort of things upset the servants, and they send up at breakfast the eggs bard boiled, the toast burnt and the tea made with water that has not been on the boil." Mrs. Sldebottom heaved a sigh. "This Is a'stupid bookafter all" she said, and Iaid down the novel. "I shall go to bed. Bother Mr. Beaple Yeo." Beapfe Yeo stood between Mrs. Sldebottom just now and every enjoyment As she 'read her book Beaple Yeo forced himself into the story. At meals he spoiled the flavor of her food with iodine, and she knew bat too surely that be would strew her bed with decimals and banish sleep. Mrs. Sldebottom drew up the blind of her bedroom window and looked forth on the gar den and the vale of the Keld, bathed In' moon light, a scene of peace and beauty. Mrs. Side bottom was not a woman snsceptible to the charms of nature. She was one of those per sons to whom nothing is of interest, nothing has charm, virtue, or value, unless it affects themselves beneficially. She had not formu lated to herself such a view of the universe,but practically it was this the sun rises and sets for Mrs. Sldebottom; the moon pursues her sil ver path about Mrs. Bidebottom: for her all things were made, and all such things as do not revolve about, enrich, enliven, adorn and nour ish Mrs. Sldebottom are of no account what ever. Now, as Mrs. Bidebottom looked forth she saw a dark figure In the garden: saw It ascend te steps from the lower garden, cross the lawn, and disappear as It passed in the direc tion of the house out of the range ol her vis ion. The figure was that of a man In hat and surtout, carrying a walking-stick. "Well, now," said Mrs. Bidebottom, "this is comical. That man must have obtained admis sion through the locked garden door, like that other mysterious visitant and he is coming here after everyone is gone to bed. Of course, he will enter bytbe glass door. I suppose he is the doctor, and they let him come this way to visit the venerable fossil withont disturbing the maids. I do hope nothing will happen to her. I should not of course, wear mourning for her, but for baby I should have to make some acknowledgement, 1 suppose. Bother it" Mrs. Sldebottom went to bed. But as Beaple Yeo had disturbed her day, so did he snoil her night Bhe slept indifferently. Beaple Yeo came to her in her dreams and rubbed her with decimals, and woke her. But other considera tions came along with Beaple Yeo to fret and rouse ber. Mrs. Bidebottom was a woman of easy conscience. That which was good for her self was, therefore, right But there are mo ments when the most obtuse and obfuscated consciences stretch themselves and open their eyes. And now, as she lay awake in the night, she thought of ber brother Jeremiah, of the readiness with which she had identified his body on the slenderest evidence. She might have made a mistake. Then, at once, the thought- followed the- course of all her ideas and gravitated to herself. If she had made a mistake, and it should come out that she had made a wrong identification would it hurt her? On this followed another thonght, also dis quieting. How came Jeremiah's will to be without its signature? Should it ever transpire that this signature had been surreptitiously torn away, what would be the consequences to herself? As she tossed on her bed, and was tormented, now by Beaple Yeo with his speculation, then by Jeremiah asking about his will, she thought that she heard snoring. Did the sound issue from the room down stairs, tenanted by Mrs. Cusworth, or from the spare chamber? Mrs. Sldebottom attempted to 'feel uncon cern, but found that impossible. The snoring disturbed her, and it disturbed her the more because she could not satisfy herself whence the sound came. "Perhaps it is the cook," she said. "She may be ocenpyingthe room overhead, and cooks are given to stentorous breathing. Standing over the stoves predisposes them to it" Finally, Irritated, resolved to ascertain whence the sound proceeded. Mrs. Sldebottom loft her bed. Her fire was burning. She did oats. 124,000 bushels; rye, 6,000 bushels: barley, 25,000 bushels. Shipments Flour, 4,000 bar rels; wheat. 53.000 bushels; com. 466,000 bush els; oats, 278,000 bushels; rye, 41,000 bushels; barley. 4,000 bushels. ' On the Produce Exchange to-day the butter market was firm; fancy creamery. 2122c; choice to fine. 18020c; Iflne dairies, 16017c; fair iu guuu, nyaiioc ggs nrm at ac. New York Flour dull and steady. Corn meal dull and unchanged. Wheat quiet and easier: options dull. lMMa lower and weak. Rye dull; western, 49050c Barley dull; Canada, 74c Corn-Spot dull and steady; options dull, weak and He lower. Oats Spot dull and un- "...uFtbu, ujiiiuiu uuu, 70U tuner ana sieaay. Hay quiet and steady; shipping 6570c good to choice 85C0HOO. Coffee Options opened steady and unchanged to 5 points down, closed flrmS points up; sales 32.250 bags including May, 16.85c; Junel7c: July, 17.10017.15c; August. 17.25c; September, 17.3517.40c; October, 17.400 17.50c; November. 17.60c; December 17.6055c: February. 17.55017.60c; March, 17.5b17.65c; April, 17.6017.o5c: spot Rio steadT; fair car goes, lSJic Sugar-Raw dull; fair refining, 6c; centrifugals, 96 test, 7c; refined, dull but steady. Molasses Foreign firm; New Orleans quiet; open kettle, fair to fancy, 2S044c Rice steady at 4c Cottonseed oil quiet; crude, 41X42c; yellow, 62c Tallow easy; city, 4 5-160 4Kc Rosin quiet and steady. Turpentine dull at 43c Eggs firmer and in fair demand; western, 13X0l3c; receipts, 3,980 packages. Pork quiet. Cutmeats dull; pickled hams. w?4aup5;: jiiunjeu auoumere, 07st90ac;picKJea bellies, SienHc Lard easier and quiet; sales western steam, $7 17X;city, $6 65; May, $714, closing at 57 Masked; June, $7 15 asked; July, $7 17; August, $7 2007 21; September. $7 250 7 26. Butter fair demand; western dairy. 100 17c; do creamery, 15022c; Elglns, 23024c vueese strong unt qniet; western, ovc St. Louis Flour quiet but steady. Wheat There was a firm feeung early, with small of ferings, as other markets were higher, but cables were dull and weak, and reports of threatening weather in Northwest caused such selling as to weaken prices off materially, though they rallied some later. The close was K0Kc lower for July and August, but for Mav and Jnne about tbe same as yesterday; No. 2 red, cash. TTXc; May, 77c, closing at 77c bid; June, 77X76c, closing at 76c asked; Julr. 73 tannic, closing ai ivm uiu, August, aglMC, terest attached; No. 2 mix- Muaiuja, hi. vrtJ, -A.AU.ii mg light and little in- d. cash. 3O03Ofi.T May, 3O03OXC closing at 30Kc bid: June. 31c, closing at 31c asked; Julr. 31J32c, closing at Aia 33XJ bid:l 41042c Barley nothing doing. Flaxseed, quuuiuiu at ex 40. x-ruvuuons weaic , Cincinnati Flour quiet: fancy, $40425. Wheat nominal: No. 2 red, 84085c; receipts, none; shipments, 20,000 bushels. Corn In light demand; No. 2 mixed, 37c Oats dnll and weaker: No. 'a mixed. 260127c Rre dnll and bcarr; No. 2, 48c Pork in light demand; regu lar, $1212X01225. Lard in fair demand and lower at So 57X06 70. Bulkmeats easier; short clear. 707Xc; short rib, 58 1208 2a Bacon quiet and unchanged. Butter steady and un changed. Eggs flim and scarce. Cheese steady. Milwaukee Flour steady and dull. Wheat easy; cash, 77Kc; June. "Uc; July. TTXc Corn dull: No. 3, 33Xc Oats -dnll; No. 2 white. 26026XC Rye dull; No. L 43Xc Barley neglected: No. 2. 52c Provisions easr. Pork, Sll 4a Lard, $6 76. Cheese easy; Ched dars, 9010c , , Philadelphia Flour dull and weak; Wheat Spot quiet but steady; options nom inal. Corn firm but quiet. Oats Carlots fairly active and firm; fntures firm but quiet. Baltimore Piovlslons dull and unchanged. Butter dull; Western packed, 15018c; creamery, 22023c Eggs firm at 12c Coffee dull; fair, 18Xlc Metal Markets. New York Pig Iron dull. Copper dull and irregular; lake. May. $13 25. Lead strong and quiet; domestic, S3 oU Tin quiet and easier; Straits, 120 35. London Pig tin The pressure to sen has weakened the market; Straits 90 0s Od for spot; futures (3 months) 90 15s Od. Copper This market bas grown steadier on increasing business: Chili bars are now quoted at 37 55 6d for spot, 37 10s Od for future delivery; best selected English, 45. Lead Steadr market and trade fair; Spanish quoted at 12 15s Od. Spelter Market held steady, on a fair trade; ordinary Sileslan quoted at 1715s6d. Tin plate Firm market ana demand fair. When baby was sick, we gave her Castoria, Wheii she was a Child, she ctiedfor Castoria, When she became Miss, she clung to Castoria, When'shebad Children,she gave them Castoria. 4 i jkbu; oeDtemuer, Mftw "Tip, closing at asked. Oats weaker; No. 2 cash, 23Xo ifar.23Kc: June. 2314c bid. Rre No.i 4pS-77-xwTSa not light a candle. She drew on, a dressing gown, andi stole into the study, d thence through the door (which.' on accoukt of the smoke, had been left ajar) upon the landing' place. There she halted and listened. The gaslight in the .hall below was left buraJ Ing, but lowered, all night, and the moon shose in through a window. ' "I do believe the sound proceeds from the) spare room," she said, and softly she stole te) the door and turned the handle. "There can be no one there," she thought,; "because I was offered the room, and yet th snoring certainly seems to proceed from It No one can be there this must be anacoustlei delusion." Noiselessly, timidly, she half opened the doc The binges did not creak. She looked m ia quisitively. The blind was drawn down, hut the moosj shining through it, filled the room with suf ' fused light Mrs. Sldebottom's eyes sought the bed. Oa it, where had lain the body found in the canal, and much in the same position as that had beea placed there, lay the figure or a man, black against the white coverlet in a greatcoat Tho face was not visible the curtain Interposed and concealed it Mrs. Sldebottom's heart stood still. A sense! of sickness and falntness stole over her. Sha dared not take a step further to obtain a glimpse of the faco, and she feared to see It With trembling hand she closed the door, and stooa on the landing with beating heart, recovering herself. "What a fool I am to b ;' frightened," she said, after a minute, and witlt a sigh of relief. "Of course the doctor." (To be continued next Monday.) LITE STOCK MAEEETS. Condition of the Market at the East Liberty Stock Yards. Office or Pittsburg-Dispatch, Satdbday. May 4, 1889. CATTLE Receipts, 1,100 head; shipment 800 head; market nothing doing: all through consignments; II cars of cattle shipped to New York to-day. Hogs Receipts. 1,800 head: shipments. 1,800 head; market firm; Philadelphia, $5 00; pigs and Yorkers, So 00; i cars of hogs shipped to New York to-day. SHEEP Receipts, 800 head: shipments, 109 head; market firm at unchanged prices. By Telegraph. Chicago Cattle Receipts. 1,500 headf shipments, none; market steady; beeves, 54 1004 30: steers. S3 3504 05; stackers and feeders. 52 5003 60; cows, bulls and mixed,' $1 9003 35; Texas steers. S3 0003 60. Hogs Receipts. 11,000 head; shipment. 8.000 head; market steady: mixed, $4 5604 72k; heavy. $4 4004 65; light, $4 6004 85; skips, S3 6C04 50. Sheen Receipts, 2,500 head; shipments, SOO head; market steadr; natives. S3 7505 00; Western, S3 7504 80; Texans, 53 2503 75. St. Louis Cattle Receipts. 200 head: shir' ments, 500 head; market steady; choice heavy' natire steers, Z3 8004 40; fair to good do. S3 00 4 00; fair to good stackers and feeders. 52 Wt 3 00: rangers, corn-fed,S2 8003 40; grass-fed.$2 601 02 90. Hogs Receipts. 1,400 head; shipments. 1,400: market strong; choice heavy and butchers' selections, S4 3504 65: packing, me dium to prime, S4 4904 0: light grades, ordh nary to best, $4 4504 60. Sheep Receipts, 1,000 head; shipments, 1.700 head; market Steadyr fair to choice, S3 0003 75. Buffalo Cattle Receipts. 329 loads through; 15 loads sale; market fair, prices unJ changed and export dull. Sheep and lambs, better feeling and more active at unchanged prices; receipts, 1 load through; 20 loads sale. Hogs Receipts, 39 loads through; 2:5 loads sale: mediums, S3 00; Yorkers, $5 0505 10; mostly as $510. Cincinnati Hog3 In moderate supply and firm; common and lltrht, $4 0004 80: packing and butchers', $4 6504 90; receipts, L145 heads. ' shipments, 744 head. , Indianapolis Cattle steady at S3 0003 50, Hogs steadr at $4 6504 8a Sheep steady at S3 04 04 00; spring lambs, 58 0007 75. Drycoods Market, NEWY0RK,May4 There wasafair Saturday movement with jobbers, but the Centennial L trade seemed about over. 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