Dice up apricots, then pour boiling water over them and let set for 30 minutes. Cream butter and sugar. Add egg and beat, then orange juice and beat. Add flour, baking powder, soda and salt and mix. Drain apricots and blot well. Hand stir in apricots and walnuts. Grease and flour bread pan. Put wax paper on bottom. Bake at 350 for 65 to 70 minutes. Test with toothpick. Let cool for 20 minutes before flipping out of pan.