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SATISFIED WITH OLD, CONFIDENT IN NEW THIS THE POSITION OF THE BUSI NESS WORLD TOWARD THE PRESENT YEAR AND NEXT HOLIDAY TRADE WAS A RECORD BREAKER Trade Distribution of ISO 2 Reached An Enormous Volume—Good Profits Gained by the Banks As a Result of the High But Steady Rates for Money. NEW YORK, Dec. 2G. —Eradstreet's tomorrow will say: Satisfaction with the old and confidence in the new year are the dominant features of ISO 2 as 1902 draws to a close. The enormous holiday trade, exceeding in most re spects all records, proved to be a fit ting crown to a year of almost unpre cedented business and industrial ac tivity. Except in some sections of the South and Southwest, where crop and weather conditions had led to a mod ification of otherwise sanguine expec tations, the volume of seasonable busi ness is in most respects satisfactory. In the East and West, the Northwest and on the Pacific coast, there is but one note, and that of satisfaction with the results achieved during the past few weeks. Additional reports received of tho trade distribution for the year confirm those hitherto siven of an enormous volume of business, modified, it is true, in some respects by higher cost of ma terials and wages limiting profits. With the active demand in most lines, how ever, the profit side has not been en tirely lost sight of and it is safe to say that equally satisfactory returns In years to come would prove accept able. Reports of results in banking circles this year are that good profits have been gained as a result of the comparatively high and at the same time steady rates for money. Taking It Easy Now. The holiday spirit has settled in ■wholesale lines this' week. Most of the salesmen are in from the road and except for reorders to repair depleted stocks, jobbers are quiet and stock taking- is the main interest. Industrial operations have naturally slowed down except where conditions, as in railway traffic, are such as to demand the straining of every nerve to keep up with business offered and prevent a mid-winter congestion, which, in the present situation of abnormal small supplies of fuel the country over, might result in serious derangement. Not only are spring goods being- or dered with freedom and confidence, but prompt delivery of the same is be ing urged. Weather conditions the past week have favored the rubber and footwear trades. The covering of snow over the winter- wfieat crop has been increased, and the demand for gas and oil stoves Is still said to be far in excess of the supply. The increased use of oil is enabling- producing interests to reap a harvest. Textile trades generally re turn satisfactory reports, though sea fonable quiet rules in distribution. Textile manufacturers note an in crease of from 8 to 15 per cent in cot ton and woolen yarn output over a year ago. Cottons are rather quiet, except •where accumulations in bleached goods* have been moved at slight reductions. In men's wear woolens the situation is certainly excellent. Machinery is well employed. Raw wool is very strong, end rather more interest is noted in low grades at leading centers this week. Australian advices are very fcaJ be cause of the drought, and a great shortage in production of wool is ex pected in that country. The lumber trade situation, that for white pine and hard wood particularly, is satisfactory. Exports of Grain. Wheat, including flour exports, for the week ending Dec. 24 aggregates 3,356,456 bu, against 3,256,047 last week; 4,291,543 this week last year, and 3,858, --165 in 1900. Wheat exports since July 1 aggregate 127,324,192, against 124, --947,956 last season and- 93,999,518 in 1900. Corn exports aggregate 1,502,551 bushels, against 1,526,141 last week; 424,330 last year, and 4,011,105 in 1900. Por the fiscal year exports are 8,188,575, against 20,550,670 last season and 94, --357,935 in 1900. Among the great industries iron and steel are naturally quiet at 4his season of the year, still notes fuel scarcity, af fecting production of merchant fur naces East and West. The larger in terests, which control primary sources of fuel, are, however, doing- well, and the net reduction in output due to the coke trouble will be smaller than ear lier anticipated. The better tone noted in the demand last week still continues. Structural iron still leads in strength and demand. Some heavy orders are being placed. Plates, like rails, are heavily sold ahead. Higher wages fo.r coke workers are an item of increased cost, but the disposition to advance ore prices will probably be combatted by the larger interests. Foreign pig Iron has weakened, and the outlook abroad generally is rather poor. Rail way building has been active this year, the heaviest in fact for fifteen years past, and showing a 12 per tent in crease in mileage over a year ago. Speculative feeling in copper is better and talk of an improvement in the metal itself is heard. Business failures for the week end ing Thursday number 161, as against 225 last week. 219 in this week last year, 213 in 1900, 213 in ISS9 and 220 in 1898. ' YEAR IN STEEL AND IRON. Largest Amount Produced in the His tory cf the Country. Special to The Globe. WASHINGTON, D. C, Dec. 2C— Btriklng evidence -cf business activity in the United States at the present time is found in a comparison, of I pig: iron statistics of. the year just ending with those of -earlier years, as com piled by tho treasury bureau. of statis tics. Recently published. estimates of the production of j-irr iron in the United States during'the Calendar year 1902 put the totP.l production, a t 17 500,000 tons. This is an increase of near1y..2,000,000 ton 3 - over last year, and is more 1 than,double .the produc tion of 1855, three times that of ISB6, four times that of 1881; six times that of laT», eis'ht times,that of lf-75, . ten times that cf 1872, : and twenty •; time* that-ot ISCS. The steel Tproductionv of the year is estimated at 15,000,000 tons, •ivhich is practically 50 per cent: more than that of 1300, nearly three times as much. as that of 1836, ten times as much as that of 18S4, and twenty times the production-of 1878. In addition to this enormous j-roauction an i increase over any earlier year,' the importations of pig irr;n in the "year, just enilinjrare ten limes ns gre.at as in the preceding year and greater than in any year cf the Secadfe, and the tctal- value of. iron and steel imported..will also cxoecU' tiiat of any year.during the ilccado. The following; table shows the pro duction in the United States ht : pig iron and sttel, and the importation cf pig- iron at quinquennial r»erir.;ls from Wlj to 1501, and the estimated prvdue tlr.ri,and UnporJatlcm cf 1302: '. J rroduclisri-'bf In:port?uivi of Tig- Iran -Steel Pig-Iron Y.^nr. .... Tons. . . .-Tons, Tons. IS7I ...... 1,795.7*3 . 73,214, 178,140 »■>/(; .. I.PCVJei ■ 533,151 78.-155 XM\ ...... 4,144,254 ],b5?.314 417.94 J lft« D,C53,3-.'3 2,5S3 t 603 1.674 }«'l- ...... «.27i,57(: 2.iK.4,240 ■ 31,936 ISC-t: ::-.;... fi.r.2Wn 5.231.1?.?... h.ISS liOl ...... 3f.,J7»,.^31\.i. iJ,*7S,BSS' . f.?,525 19W •17,500,000 •15,000,000 !575,000 • Estimated. ! December imports es timated. A statement recently published by the Bulletin of the American Iron and Steel Association indicates that of the 15,878,354 tons of pig iron produced in the United States in 1901, 6,803,938 tons were produced by the United States Steel corporation, and 9,074,376 tons by independent companies. This phenomenal growth in the pro duction of iron and steel in the United States placed the United States several years ago at the head of the world's list of iron producing nations, but has now made its production greater than the combined production of the United Kingdom and Germany, those coun tries being- by far the largest iron pro ducers of the world, aside from the United States. The total pig iron pro duction of Germany in 1901 was 7,856, --149 metric tons, and that of the United Kingdom 7,928t647 long tons, making the combined production of these two countries in 1901 15,600,000 long tons, which is slightly less than the 1901 production of the United States. The. figures showing the production of these two countries covering- the first half of 1902, which have just been received by the bureau of statistics, fully jus tify the statement that the production in the United States in 1302 will also exceed the combined production of England and Germany. The following table shows' the pro duction- of pig iron in the United States, United Kingdom and Germany, beginning with 1886: United United Germany States Kingdom Metric Tear. Long Tons. Long Tons. Tons. 1896 8,623,127 8,65;),651 6.372.6G0 TS97 9,G52,680 8.796,465 6,881,500 1898 ....11,773.534 8.605.719 7.312.800 1899 13,620.703 9,421,435 8,143.100 1900 13,789,242 8,953,GD1 8.520,500 1901 15.875.354 7,928,647 7,85G,149 1902 17,500,000 Bank Clearings. NEW YORK, Dec. 25.—The following table, compiled by Bradstreet. shows the bank clearings at the principal cities for the week ended Dec. 25, with the percent tage of increase and decrease, as com pared with the corresponding week iast year: _____ I Inc. | Dec. New York ...... $1,150,136,3131 2~2 Chicago 138.254,025 2.7 Boston 101.113,032 2.8 Philadelphia.. . 106,412,929 16.5 St Louis 38.302,955 16.6 PittsbUTg 37.095,602 1.7 Baltimore 18,231.551 1.4 San Francisco.. 29,014.000 55.4 Cincinnati 17,206.900 5.4 Kansas City ...| 17,73.9,367 15.9 Cleveland 12,422,636 7.0 Minneapolis 13,701,018 5.0 New Orleans ... 11,787.298 7.3 Detroit 8,058.582 21.4 Louisville 7,510,534 7.5 Indianapolis ... 10.024.953 24.7 Providtnce 5.855,500 Omaha 5,933,076 6.2 Milwaukee 6.226.681 3.6 Buffalo 5.295,290 2.8 St. Paul 5.365.15S 12.1 St. Joseph 4,281,074 4.2 Denver 3,477,184 6.3 Salt Lake City.. 3.639.554 7.8 Los Angeles ... 4,137,139 .2.0 Fort Worth 3.135.927 28.5 Seattle 3,013,886 5.7 Washington ... 3,300,807 31.8 Pecria 2,574.343 5.0 Toledo 2.388,381 7.4 Portland. Or. .. 3,324,028 53.7 Dcs Moines 1,426 215 4.9 Sioux City 1.354,825 4.9 Taccma 1,919,425 75.8 Spokane 2,076,040 81.3 Toj-eka 1,496,380 32.7 Davenport . f... 688,795 Little Rock 1.043.962 22.7 Helena 597,150 16.1 Fargo 493.943 22.0 Sioux Falls 17-2.591 26.8 ♦Houston 12,355,3181 9.2 ♦Galveston I 7,556,000] 11.6 Totals, U. 5... $1,851,694,303 .3 Outside N. Y. 701,557,996 5.0 Canada. Montreal I $20,556.1851 49.3 Toronto 12,528.578 26.7 Winnipeg 5,102,593 Halifax 1,364.792 :. 16.6 Vancouver, B. C 1,165,421 62.0 Hamilton 786,929 7.5 St. John, N. 8.. 711,412 4.0 Victoria, B. C 925.568 87.6 •♦Quebec I 1,205,777 2.9 THE NEXT VANDERBILT WEDDING OalSKv ■ :'-v:- :'- '■■■■■■ : I^^^ss?3<ff*r' >..■■.■■;■■:■>.■ . . . uflf£ ,"■-■ ■■. . .v '. 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A Dog That Rules a King. Dignity, pomp and etiquette arc par ticularly strong points with Edward VII., says a London correspondent cf the Boa ton Herald, and woe betide any light minded subject who overlooks the smallest detail of dress or deportment in the royal presence—that is, woe beti(?e all such sub ects but one. The exception is Jack, a stray Irish setter, who strolled into Marl borough house not long ago, adopted the king without leave or ceremony, took charge of his majesty forthwith, and has helped to run the empire ever since. It can be said without exaggeration that no one item of the business of the King of England gets so much attention daily as the care of Jack. His food and exercise are personally supervised by his royal comrade, and the, general question of his health and conduct are a matter of por aoiv.il concern to the king. THE ST. PAUL GLOBE, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 27, 1902. CHAMBERLAIN WITH AN OLIVE BRANCH BRITISH COLONIAL SECRETARY SPEAKS CONCILIATORY WORDS TO THE BURGHERS HE RECEIVES A WARM WELCOME AT DURBAN Nothing Should Be Done to Revive the Animosities of the Past—"We Must Give Our Fellow Subjects Equality With Ourselves"—Victor and Van quished - Fought Bravely. DURBAN, Natal, Dec. 26.—Colonial Secretary Chamberlain and Mrs. Chamberlain, who left Porthmouth, England, Nov. 25, landed here this | morning. They received, a warm wel come from large crowds of people. The long speeches made by Mr. Chamberlain in the reception func tions were notable fcr their strong I tone of conciliation and his expression of confidence in Lord Milner, British high commissioner in South Africa. Bearing in mind, seemingly, the ru mors that his visit would lead to the displacement of Lord Milner, Mr. Chamberlain declared his belief that his visit would have the effect of strengthening the hana of Lord Mil ner, who, he hoped, would be as great in conciliation as he had been in the maintenance of the rights of the em pire. Referring to the war, the colonial secretary said the Dutch and the Brit ish had fought in courageous rivalry. Between the two races, not kindred in grigin or nature, such a struggle for supremacy had been inevitable. Two Proud and Kindred Races. Prom that struggle two proud and kindred races would grew in mutual respect, appreciation and lasting friendship. "Victor and vanquished," said Mr. Chamberlain, "bravely played their parts. We scorn to glory in our tri umph. The enemy need fear no hu miliations in their defeat. Let us see, as Britons worthy of the name, that nothing be done to revive the animosi ties of the past. We must give our fellow subjects equality of pesition" with ourselves. We ask, however, something in return. It is with them that the issue lies. We holl out cur hand and ask them to take it without thought of the past, but frankly and in the spirit which it is offered." Mr. Chamberlain elaborated his theme with eloquence and was loudly cheered. He announced incidentally the acceptance of the Boer offer to fight in Somaliland. WILD HORSES OF NORTH CAROLINA When Captured They Soon Become Quite Tractable and Give Lit tle Trouble. On one of the lonely banks that help to form the coast of North Carolina live the only wild horses east of the Mississippi river. They are hardly horses at that, for they are not any taller than a child. They are called "banker" pones because they come from the banks. Their hair is long and shaggy and .so thick that it protects them from the cold winds which sweep down upon them from Cape Hat teras and the Atlantic ocean. Although many of the ponies have been caught and transformed into tractabie beasts, it is doubtful if a hundred people outside of North Carolina ever heard of them. The trade in them is not even widespread enough to reach into the ex treme western counties of their native state, and if you ask the folks of the mountainous country what a banker pony is you'll find the animal about as little known as an Asiatic tiger. East of Greensboro, though, it is the ambition of every child to own a banker, and each town is likely to boast three or four of the pretty creatures. Hitched to diminu tive buggies and wagons, they trot around the streets, taking steps about as long as a dog's. They are then as gentle as lambs, for once tamed their tameness is absolute. Probably the most interesting thing about the bankers is a theory as to their origin. Historians of the old North State have snid that the ponies are descended from a remnant of horses left on the banks by Sir Walter Raleigh more than three centuries ago. Of course every body knows that it is a mooted question just where Sir Walter landed first. Those who trace the ponies back to the landing hold the vif-w that the British knight and his colony stopped a while on the southerly banks, where the ponies are found today, and then migrated over to ward Roanoke island, having found the first stopping place unsuitable for the fort that was to be built. However that may be, the ponies are there. They stick closely to the banks known as Shackle ford's, which is one ojf the chain of sand bars that form a great breakwater for that coast. DETECTIVE'S DIAMOND HOODOOS THE CROOKS They Meet With Disaster in Trying to Get the Stone. CINCINNATI, Ohio, Dec. 25. — In crook parlance, a man claiming to be John Mullins, of Cleveland, Ohio, "fell" yesterday, because- he made the un pardonable error of trying to relieve a headquarters detective of a diamond stud. So John languishes at Central police station or a charge of suspi cion, while Chief of Detectives Ralph Crawford is making a strenuous effort to identify him as a thief with a na tional reputation.. It all happened: on a traction car at Fourth and Main streets, shortly after 5 o'clock last evening. Detective Jack son was en the car, hurrying to head quarters. As usual, he wore in his necktie a two-carat diamond, which upon a previous occasion got a crook into trouble when he tried to steal it. Jackson was in a crowd when Mul lins edged up to him. In compliment to the detective" he must have been mistaken fcr a homeward bound mer chant or a thrifty bookkeeper, but his 200 pounds wouldn't warrant the in ference. At any rate Mullins, acting as the "stall," got busy reading a news | paper in such a manner that he shoved it beneath Jackson's chin, so that the latter couldn't see what was going on about his boscm. At this juncture it was up to the lit tle man with Mullins to get the dia mond, but the detective took a hand by grabbing the latter. The little man made a hurried .exit from *he car and escaped because of the crowd. While he was fleeing, Mullins was making a heart-rending appeal to the passengers to protect him from the "ruffian" who held him in his grasp. It was without avail, however, and he was taken to headquarters. There he was reticent, but finally in an unguarded moment told Chief Crawford that he would like certain Chicago people notified of his arrest. I|hat;admission was fatal, for the men Jo -tfhom he referred are known as bang,the best "stone-get ters" in the jountry. TYPEWRiTEB THAT WRITES SHORTHAND Ingenious Device Ccmes From the Brain cfia Frenchman. Every row and : then we Hear of the invention of a new typewriter, which, in the estimatior of its maker, is destined to excel all otj lers as regards speed, con venience and ] iechanica.l construction. An interesting l ej art Of this sort comes from Europe to tin effect that a Frenchman named M. Lai auriie has produced an in genius nuvhii c which will write short hand characters. This new typewriter, says La Nature, of Paris, is called "stenodactyl." It is claimed to possess allthe essential qual ities of a. first-class writing machine, in cluding simplicity, lightness and silence. It has ten keys, which represent thirty one different combinations, and in its op eration all the fingers of both hands are utilized. The keys are arranged so that the fingers fall naturally upon them. To the left hand are allotted the consonant outlines, while the right hand strikes the vowels. The vowel and consonant com binations are distributed in such a way that it is possible to register phonetically all of the ordinary sounds of the human voice. When a key is depressed three results are obtained, namely: The pa per is unrolled, the type inked and an imprint is made on the paper. It is said that this machine' will write at the rate of 150 words a minute. The stenodactyl prints a syllable with each stroke of its" keys, whereas the or dinary typewriter prints only a letter. Its operator cares not how a. word is spelled by the dictionary or how a sen tence should be punctuated. He simply writes, or rather strikes, phonetic sounds as he hears them. The advantage of the characters written on the stenodactyl over those produced by a stenographer us ing a pen or a pencil is that the former are invariably uniform and legible. La Nature expresses the belief that the invention of M. Lafaurie will be a boon particularly to, newspaper reporters, in whose work upiformity in outlines while making notes, is an extremely im portant matter. The machine is adaptable to any language, and, inasmuch as it em ploys an undeviating code, its operation is easily mastered. Several attempts have been made both in America and Europe to produce a typewriter possessing the qualities claim ed for the ste%pdactyl, the most success ful of which isfbelieved to have been that of a Mr. Anderson in this country ten or fifteen years aga. The Anderson ma chine, however, is rarely seen at the present time. —New York Sun. Genuine Bargains. Wife—l see by the paper that silver dol lars are only worth 43 cents. Husband —Well, the next ti*ne you ro shopping- suppose you buy a few at that price.—Chicago News. - -•• -,v"ii^LJi •:? "■'■■• T~-.". 's^L^^' '-J ■'*-' '■"-'.'-■'--'''. ;•-'■ -■ ".'■'- .~~~ ~. ] .~-~ • ~ . ■.^"^-r u xr>-n~niXr^r>^^>f>^^* >**^^v*s^^^^»^M«^w>^«^i JheQlobes Daily Short Jfor/1 Ohe tJiages of &ecay Jk Mexican Jale of Jealousy and Revenge. By CHARLESFLEMING EMBREE. • At the interoceanic station in Mexico City, John Maxam, once of- Ogden, Utah, bade Maude goodby; there was no one else present who knew them, so he kissed her. She watched the train go away, and when she returned to the Presbyterian school and her Mexican girls she was cast down. He rode over the long descent and came to Jalapa; then again through gorgeous fields of coffee and bananas to Xico; and arrived at last on foot at the distant falls of Texolo, which fur nish the power for Jalapa's electric lights, thirty miles away. When he first saw that wild spot, and the elec tric plant which he must run in the bottom of the gorge his heart was whole, the heart of a strong man. Here is the tropical sun, but he tem pers his beams: here tropical vegeta tion rejoices like a happy woman; great tree ferns.waved their plumes at him_. He lived in a stone house at the top of the descent; before his door the waters of Texolo leaped off the rocky ledge, and fell 200 feet. He climbed dewn many wooden steps to reach the dynamos below. Round about him thu country was wild, and yonder rose the mountain ranges. One day into the bare dining room at the head of the falls he came, and pounded on the table for his breakfast. Then first appeared Anita in his life. She was a little Indian—like a beauti ful cat, supple, slender and quick. Her face was delicate; her eyes were big and soft —everything they saw they seemed to beg sadly for; on whomso ever they rested, with him did they plead. She wore a dark red blanket, folded in plaits and hanging like a skirt from her waist. Her smali brown feei. were bare. She put his breakfast on the table, and he said: "Who are you?" "Anita." "And who is that?" "Daughter to Alberto, who runs 3'our night shift for you, and lives there in the hut. Mother has gone away; I came to cook. We shall be good to one another, you and I." Her eyes be came keen; never had he seen a thing so queerly beautiful; her gaze was as the gaze of the tropic sun that gives out heat. He worked all day in the gorge, and at night climbed the 500 steps, and, weary, ate supper with Anita standing beside him. The night came, the moon rose; on the edge of the cliff a bowlder, twenty feet high, was poised, and be side this he sat, dreaming of Maude. Thirty rods to his right the moonlh silver of the falls flowed over the rock into darkness. Now a hand was on "his shoulder. He turned; two eyes shone softly. She had come as a cat might have come. ."The vapor rises at dark; it might kill you." He laughed. "I'm not afraid." She sat down against him. "Then I must keep you warm," she said, with a wistful tone. "New—like this. You would kill yourself; and I would jump over, maybe; so—here we are;" she gurgled a sad laugh—rather it was purring; "now we shall be good to one another." The song of the moonlit falls seem ed to bring lethargy to him. The trop ics are strang-e; the soul there feels with primitive simplicity, with primi tive strength." He kissed her —the first taint, on the manly heart. The heart is but flesh under the tropic sun, which makes it to decay, and scatters it to earth, to take it up and use it over again. Sunday morning, shaggy-headed, web-footed old Alberto brought letters from Xico; and one was from Maude. John pounded on the table, opened the envelope, and read: "It is work that will keep us happy apart, John. Work is God's blessing. I pray every night that I may.be able to do more for these poor girls. I am so glad I came away from Texas to do this; and the gladder because it brought me to you. I feel weak, though, to deal with these ignorant hearts; I don't know how. And you— how strong, how good you are!" He did not see Anita; his eyes were a little dim; the odor of the fried bananas which she set beside him at length recalled him to his time and plate. She was looking at the letter, and something like agony was in her face; he smiled at her; the agony melted to deep sorrow. ''I understand now," she said, sadder than the crushed and the cast out: "some white one. But—but I could tell you about Santa Anna's? rubies, and help you to dig. I could cook all the time. When you found the rubies, and maybe miliiens of dollars, I could sit against you to keep you ■ warm for ever." "What about rubies?" he asked, full of adventure. "Will you promise to hate her and to worship me?" "I can't hate her," he said. She seized two plates and threw them, crying out: "You will love me alone, or I will kill everybody!" Her passion was beautiful, but he got away from it; and that night he sat by the bowlder, dreaming about the rubies; for he*nad heard Indian tales concerning treasure in this gorge. She came and sat by him. "Tell me about the rubies," he said. "If you love me alone, and much, much, and hate the white one." He did not answer for a long time. "What is the place like?" "A little cave hid down yonder, and nobody knows it but me." ' (irnfPß '-WHOLESALE GROCERIES. jWfl Djllf HDCO U r W"ts ■US ■*"' TknnU x ,te Isii OIIMIS «„„,„„„,,,„». J DM) (J OIWj). S?a;,;r '■ - I II filial ?Pn 1110 UlCObtJlli ulHllllil/ v)., ■-. *ww*«(i-.. n n»i,- m y fl# (I H. lllltjli a wl., ' :La r EBS . Northw aS t3m 'b*mL • I sr,: Sh " ,".. \j. (illII it v) ■501-209 East Third 3tr«st. ' • Third and Ml*n«sota sto»U 7 - ■ - St. Pa-il '-. 242-280 E. sth 3t. .--., BnillArO So^/niMinsralWitjri : i ll Bii ""^^b B^^V^^ Ijlljjjlj AA j . Jobber iiii 8.-3:j.• / UUIUiUi Drinks. 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She waited, her eyes on him, and the falls sang their opiate lullaby. "Show me, Anita; I will pay you if I find anything." "Pay!" she said, heart-brokenly. He knew that she waited for a kiss; he had some hot dream of jewels, and long, warm days of deadening happi ness. She seemed like a beautiful cat; and he took^her up in his arms and said that he loved her. "Ccme," she answered; "now I will show you.'' They went down a winding path and fifty feet below the bowlder came to the spot. Of the stages of decay which the white man's heart goes through in the tropics his heart was in the sec ond. Next day, hid by underbrush, he ex amined the hole in the side of the gorge. He could creep in; it was a little cave, whose floor, roof and sides seemed to be of cement, that mysteri ous, crumbling, unkown sort that cer tain prehistoric Mexican ruins contain. Some one had hollowed this out. Here might be Azetc gold; or this might in deed hold Santa Anna's jewels. That the-<rtd war president did hide in this gorge when hunted is history. And there are, even in the books, stories of his leather purse of rubies. Now every day John dug; and his life became feverish. He found some broken pottery and a bone. And yet he dug; and slept but four hours a day; and told his speculations and his visions to Anita. Anita knew all: An ita helped him; Anita told him all the old traditions —ah, he loved her at last, then. But the letters! Once she tore one up, and so great was his rage that she cowered in a corner expecting to be beaten. Now Maude wrote: "The time is long, John! And your letters are a little different. Your love to me, though, makes me glad. Only I get tired without you. Do the tropics change you, John? I sometimes am The next day after reading that he came into the dining room (remember ing it) and sat down and pounded.on the table. When Anita came in her eyes were fiery. He looked; amid the slices of fried banana there was something else, cut in strips and fried, too. He put in his fork and stirred; and all the blood gushed to his head. It was another letter from Maude, cut up and cooked. O, barbarian —O, cannibal! He sprang to his feet; and she cow ered in a corner; he ran to her and dragged her up by the arm. A mad ness was on him; the low, rotting Spir it of Brawl, as though he had been drunk. He flung her to the floor and bruised her; he cried out like an ani mal. He was so sure that she and her tropics were ruining his soul that it made him rage. He dragged her out on the stones, threatening to throw her to the bottom of the gorge. The after noon wind blew soft, a tree fern just over the brink touched his cheek —and he came to himself. He left her and went down the 500 steps, the bright ness of the afternoon turning black as he went. Why does the heart here decay? Perchance because the heat is damp; and, like the. vegetation, the heart must rankly grow and rankly rot. Now was the third stage. Having tended his dynamos, and dug in his cave, and found one moTe bone, and one more piece of pottery, he came at night in a profound revul sion again to the bowlder, and sat down to dream. She came and snug gled up, in the moonshine of another moon. "If a slim beast can understand," he said, listen. You know absolutely nothing. You think of Maud^J Maude! While you grovel in tropic filth she lives high in the purities of civiliza tion. You are an animal; she is a soul. You live for yoursef, as a cat lives; she left her home, and came to raise up such animals as you. She gives her heart for you. She carries here that chastity and sweetness which were the beauties of a Christian home in' a land of which you never "dreamed. You are vile; she is pure as that moon light which plays on the water. You make earth rank and bitter; she, like this cataract, most lovely of things, whose force creates the light that lights Jalapa—she, too, gives li.erht, and for you. Know once for all, filthy wom an, that while you rot my flesh-heart, and while my false self holds you, there is in me a t;ou1 that loathes you; a second self that now forevermore. though I stay beside you, casts you off." That was the turning point for her. The days thereafter were silent, chang ed. She had been crushed by him; her wounds could bleed poison. The bowlder, which was poised fifty feet over the cave where he dug, seem ed to hang on the edge ready to fail She stood long each day looking at it. And at length she secretly brought a spade-like tool, and began to dig away some dirt from under its outer side. A little (tigging would surely make it topple. It scared her at first; it was so vast a thing. Mighty would be the ruin as it crashed down; and the roof of the cave wherein he searched for Santa Anna's rubies would be no more protection against it than that little shell of the electric light plant so far down there. Having dug a little, she know her plan, arrl waited. He came into the dining room read- RIDDLE. This life's a riddle—spring and fall, To solve it vain's the labor; !We count the stars and name 'em all, Put .know not who's our neighbor! We've marked the pathway to the sky— To reach it, our endeavor; But in this world of song and sigh We lose the way forever! \i . —-Atlanta Constitution, ing a letter from Maude, who said: "Write to me tomorrow, dear—please. I can't stand it; I sometimes think J am sick. I love you—if ever you didn'l love me!—but 1 know you do." Anita's face looked worn. "Will you take it back about my being an animal, and will you love me?" she asked. And he said no. Therefore, on the following day, she' dug a little more under the bowlder and when he had come up in the even ing, she cried again, cuddling up against him: "Love me!" And he swore no, sternly, for the decay of his heart had re'achei the fourth stage. Every day he dug .a while in the cave. It was a mysterious place, but Mexico is full of them. You may dig till your, hair grows gray and get but little hints of what It means—a bone, a piece of pottery, once in a long tima a piece of gold. Every day she, too, dug a little; ev ery evening she tried to win him back, with wiles that were threats. "Love me! Love me!" And he said, coldly, "No." At length, all of his love for her hav ing- died, he grew so cruel and full of scorn to her that she was ready to die. Now his life was at that stage * when one feels to disintegrate, trem ble and slip beneath his feet, and, look ing down through the cracks, fancies he sees the dread and hopeless bottom of it. Finding all love for the Indian gone, he gazed back, and around, and above, to find his love for Maude; and it was gone He put his head in his hands, and murmured: "Lost!" For the decay had progressed now to the fifth stage. A day of meaning came: yesterday she had dug much. She knew today could topple that rock; and in the early morning she suddenly clung to him, and kissed his cheek passionately, and cried: "O love me again!" Ha turned on her sneering, and went down the long steps, tearing letters into bits. He would be down there all day, and at 10 o'clock he always entered the cave to dig. t At half-past 9 she, strong, keen, be gan to work in the dirt under the outer edge of the bowlder. Below her the underbrush- down the steep decline hid from her the path that led to the cave. Till 10 she worked; and her eye glanc ing up saw that to work any more be neath the rock was dangerous.- She went round and round it; she pushed on it with her hand; it began to slide a little, but paused. Behind her on the road that leads to Xico she heard the rickety hack that meets the trains there. A girl jumped, out Of it; the hack went back and here came Maude flown to the bowlder. "la Mr. Maxam here?" "Down there." "So many steps!" She clasped her hands. "I couldn't do it; when will ha come?" "Tonight." "I'll wait," she said; "may I wait?" Her hat was bright 'and dainty; her dress was dark blue. She was the American in every detail. Her lipa were sad, her eyes were deep and longing, not unlike the eyes of Anita, yet they meant much else than hers. "And you—what are you?" she said, with her finger on her chin. "Anita." "You cook for him. Oh, is he well?" "He is well; but I do not cook for him." "What do you do?" Anita's eyes gleamed with the pow ers of revenge. She stood near the outer side of the bowlder on the edgo of the descent, her fingers resting lightly against the poised rock. Maude was above her on a bank of earth. Thus, the while they stared at each other, Anita told her all—every de tail. "And now," she said, "because he does not love me any more I have dug here. See—the rock is ready to fall." Maude was staggering down. "Don't ccme," said Anita, showing her teeth; "I will push it off if you do." But the American girl rushed to drag her away; and was seized by hen The two were flung against the bowl der; it slid, it toppled. In front of it they struggled and Maude's scream rang out. Beautiful was the fall of the rock, but it hurled them with it. There was a noise like rolling thun der. Trees and underbrush were cut through as by a mighty scythe. The cave was crushed; the roof of the elec tric light plant was as nothing. A crash—and silence. There was no hu man to be seen; the falls and the tree ferns were the only things that movedj Jalapa's electric light plant in the bot tom of the gorge lay wrecked under tons of stone. For eight hours of trop ic sun the scene was desolate. In the evening from the opposite direction came John Maxam, from Xico, where some breakage had made it necessary that he go early in the morning. He had made his exit at the gorge's lower end. Tonight he wad whistling; a little last happiness had somehow come back to him. He en tered his rear door, sat down at the table and pounded. There was no answer. He pounded again. There was no answer. He went out; and the bowlder was gone. With horror he gazed into the gorge and saw. Here at his feet lay a bright straw hat, strange now civilized thing in this wild spot. And there was a handkerchief, and on it was written "Maude." The night was blank. Yonder were they buried. Because through other stages of its ruin his heart passed, he thought at length to leave this spot; arose and fled. He came to Mexico City like a ghost. Would he awake and go north, to civilization, to life? Or would he rot on, and turn south again to the tropic sun, and the heat that is opiate? This was the last in ii.