Harrison press-journal. (Harrison, Nebraska) 1899-1905, April 16, 1903, Image 5

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The fear
HEN a man ha passed his
fiftieth year, Is unmarried,
bits no near and dear relatives
r friends to whom he is) especially at
tached, when his life, whether iu busi
ness or iu leisure, U methodical and
Unchanging, and when things that di
vert and give pleasure to others have
beei.i ie a 1 urd e n -1 he n let h i i li be ware
of h:.s own mind, for he knows not
what triek it way be making ready to
play upon him.
It is with souls as with antiur.ls
starvation and ill treatment will ren
der even the most gentle of them un-inanag'-able,
eccentric and dangerous.
, I am moved to set down these re
flections by the peculiar fate that re
cently overtook Andrew Dawley a
man whom 1 Lad known for ten years
or more with some degree of intimacy,
but whom I hesitate to describe as a
friend of mine, for the reason that I
have once or twice heard hiiu say
coolly and without bitterness that he
bad n friends.
There were twenty year between
our a,res, an interval that would be
likely to forbid close relations between
two men who were without common
tastes and interests. Propinquity gave
us acquaintance, for I occupied at that
time the room next but one to his, on
- the fourth floor. In the east wing of
the Hotel MacMahon; but It was an ac
quaintance that was as slow of growth
and almost as frigid as a glacier.
' The first year, I think, we merely
nodded when we met In the halL Dur
ing the second and third years we ex
changed an occasional word. About
that time, I remember, he captured
a sneak thief on the stairway, over
came his fierce resistance, and held
him until the police came, and I, hear
ing of It, went to his room to talk it
, Then I left the hotel for a matter of
five or six years, and on my return
found Dawley the only one I knew in
the place still occupying the same
room, and living the same unvarying
life. And now, at rare Intervals, we
spent an evening together, usually on
his Invitation, and In his room. He
seemed to be ill at ease elsewhere.
' Upto the time that he explained tome
his peculiar theory on the subject of
fear, I had regarded him as a dull and
commonplace character. Conversation
with him was difficult, by reason of
my apparent Inability to discover a
topic In which he was genuinely inter
ested. There were Interminable
pauses, during which he drew slowly
and regularly at his pipe, and stared
Into the fire.
' Our discussion on the subject of fear
began with my commenting on the
'fact that a light was burning In bis
room the night before at one o'clock,
which I had noticed, coming in at that
hour, after a dance.
"I keep a light in my room all night,"
aid he; "I hate the dark."
Now, this had not been his custom
when I was a neighbor of his some
years before, and I commented upon
the change. j
"I suppose it Is an evidence of the
weight of years," said he; "but I am
troubled of late with peculiar fancies
and dreams. Sitting alone here lu the
evening, things somehow get on my
nerves, and the thought of suddenly
waking out of a sound sleep to find
myself shut in by blackness is quite
intolerable to me."
Now this sentiment was so utterly
at variance with my conception of An
drew Dawley a cold, practical man of
business and of the world, as I knew
him that instead of dropping the sub
ject, as I might have done with a
more sensitive man, I pursued it some-;
wiiat farther.
"As a ehlhl," I remarked, "I had a
great terror of the dark; but it ceased
entirely when I was old enough to
reason with myself."
"What was the course of your rea
soning?" he asked.
"Well, I had become convinced that
supernatural things did not exist such
as ghosts and goblins and gnomes
and, on the other hand, I knew that
In a well protected house there was
practically no danger from burglars or
wild animals. So, having completely
assured myself that there was nothing
In the dark, any more than there was
In the light, I ceased to be afraid of
"Good logic," said Dawley, with a
mile. "I remember working out the
same conclusion when I was about
twelve years old. And it has held with
me ever since, until recently I discov
ered a flaw In the reasoning. Oh, it
doesn't apply to anyone else," he added
hastily, "as I undertook to speak. "It
Is purely personal, and I hesitate to
disturb your equanimity by describ
ing It..
"Never fear," said I, with a laugh.
"These sentiments are' largely based
on temperament, and I don't believe
' anything to likely to change my point
' of view."
"Our boyish logic," said he, after a
pause, , "disposed of everything that
was objective from Um outside
whether real or supernatural; but It
414 not toncb Um subjective etemenU
' C Um proWra, of which Um calef
, to fen ttJMtf. Now, IteMt believe
,1m pkrrtcftfijr a cawareV-''
"I knew f art Mt," I tatarrvpted.
year caatart Uut
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of Tear i
goou reason to know that my courage
Is not deficient. Aud I have no super
stitionswhich dispot-es of ghosts and
supernatural things. So there is noth
ing for me to fear. Here is where the
reasoning faculty stops, aud something
else you call It temperament, do you?
begins. 1 do suffer from fear at
times to the very edge of my self con
trol. What is It? Why is it? I be
lieve that what I fear is fear itself."
I shook my head. "Thaat statement
is meaningless to me," I said.
"Is it?" he asked, almost wistfully;
"can't you imagine being in terror of
a great fright that may overtake you
some time, even though you are un
able to anticipate a reasonable excuse
therefor. Let me give it to you in
more concrete form. A year or two
ago I bad a dream of a peculiarly vivid
and impressive character. It was of
my sudden awakening here in bed, in
this room, to behold a man leaning
over me. He was la strange, uncouth
dress not of the modern day, I should
Judge and he was surrounded by, and
seemed to give out, a fierce red light.
He shouted some words to me I don't
know what they were; only, at the
sound of them, such a mighty and
overwhelming terror came upon me
that I lay paralyzed as to motion and
thought Then I awoke, really awoke
this time, and I found my body wet
with perspiration, and my heart beat
ing so fiercely and with such great
pain that I feared some blood vessel
must give way."
At this point I Interrupted him, for
his voice was trembling with excite
ment "You say you are not superstitions,"
I said. "Then you surely are not go
ing to allow yourself to be affected
by a dream? An overloaded stomach
Is always likely to disturb the heart
Its rapid movement, c&umrs a stustttluu
exactly similar to fright, and the wan
dering brain conjures up a scare situ
ation to fit It. Did you never dream
out an elaborate series of events, cul
minating In a pistol shot, and then
awaken to find that a window sash
had dropped, and you had pieced out
the dream backwards, as it were?"
"How do you account for my having
this same dream, without an lota of
change, half a dozen times since that
first experience?" asked Dawley.
"It results," I answered, with the
easy confidence one shows in dispos
ing of the problems of others, "from
the profound Impression the first
dream made on your mind and mem
ory." He smiled, and looked at me with
half-closed eyes. Then he relighted
his pipe, which had gone out, and I
remember that the hand holding the
match trembled a good deal.
By this time the subject had become
distasteful to me, revealing a mental
weakness or eccentricity in Dawley
that was not pleasant to contemplate.
So I turned the conversation into oth
er channels.
Only on one olher occasion did we
speak again of this fear and the dream,
and then, aB before, it was brought up
by a careless question.
Entering his room one night, I no
ticed a powerful bolt that had been
newly fastened on the inside of his
door, aud I asked if the lock had been
, It was a natural inquiry, and there
seemed to be no cause for the tremble
in his voice and the peculiar light in
his eyes as he replied to me:
"A lock can be picked. I wished
to satisfy myself that it was Imposs!
ble for a human being to euter this
room while I sleep."
I glanced up at the transom. It wr
held shut by a heavy iron bar. Then
I looked out of the window. It faced
the court between the wings of the
building, with a sheer drop of nearly
forty feet
"Utterly Impossible," said I.
Then I noticed for the first time a
certain waxiness in the texture of the
skin over his forehead, and a sunken
depth to his eyes.
"Has the dream reappeared?" I
"The trouble with you, Dawley," I
mused aloud, "is that you are too
much alone."
"I have no friends," he said, In a
calm, dispassionate tone, such as one
might use In shaking of some trivial
matter of business.
"You should make them," I said,
with emphasis.
"I am over the Divide," be answered.
"My course of life will not change
very readily, I fear."
Then lie deliberately and pointedly
changed the topic, and I did not recur
to It again at any time. As I say, he
was twenty years my settlor, anil w
had little In common. I had many
friends and many interests, and Daw
ley and his oddities formed an unim
portant episode.
But It was only a week after this
conversation that the terrible event
took place, which every newspaper
rpader In the city will remember.
It was at two In the morning that 1
awoke suddenly from a profound slum
ber, with the consciousness th-t tome
one had run past my door, scream
ing. 1 sprang oat of bed, and as I did so
beard the crash of breaking glass la
Um cowt below, -and saw a brtlllaat
red glean through Um Minds at tbe
window. I looked oat; tbe kitchen
and dining-room la tbe rear of the ho
tel bad already buret late lame, aad
a great volume of smoke poured out ofj
the lower windows of the east wing, i
My own room was on the second
floor. In the center of the building, and
I saw that there was plenty of time
for me to escape, aud to help others
In that vicinity. I Jumped into a bath
robe and slippers, and, rolling my
clothes Into a bundle under my arm,
ran out into the hall.
I hammered at each door that I
passed, and yelled In a frenzy of ex
citement anil horror. Tbe place was
rapidly filling with smoke, aud the
light grew brighter. Presently I no
ticed that my clothes were gone. I
had dropped them while helping a
v- -man who seemed to be una Me to
walk through pure terror. The man
who had first roused me had goue up
to the fourth floor, and the people
were pouring down the stairways, in
their night robes, or wrapped in blan
kets, some carrying children of
which, thank heaven, there were few
in the house others bird cages, aud
some dragging truuks, bang, bang!
over the steps.
I bad several good friends in the
hotel, and now that (he alarm seemed
to be generally given, I ran to their
assistance: but I did not think of Daw
ley, uor did I at any time attempt to
get over Into the east wing of the
building. It was on that side that the
flames were fiercest, aud the elevator
shaft and stairway between that wiug
and the main building were roaring
like a furnace. Suddenly the halls be
gan to fill with firemen in long coats
and helmets, some with axes and oth
ers dragging up hose.
There seemed to be nothing more for
me to do, so I ran down the main
stairway and out into the street, where
a great crowd was assembled. I no
ticed that their faces were turned to
ward the east wing, and, as I Instinct
ively glanced In that direction, I re
membered Dawley and the man of his
fearsome dream.
Tbe man was on his way a huge
bulk of a fireman, running up the long
ladder that had been hoisted from the
wagon and now rested against the
wall. Just below the window of Daw
ley's room,
But was ii possible that he stiii siept
through ail this uproar and the glare
of the flame, and the odor of burn
ing wood? Surely, he must be asleep,
else he would have appeared at the
window. Then it suddenly flashed In
to my mind what was the meaning of
the white skin and sunken eyes a nar
cotic! Without doubt, be was still
The fireman made his way through
the heat to the top of the ladder, and
swung Into the open window. Streams
of watpr played upon the flames be
neath him, to protect his retreat. Two
other men ran up the ladder, and had
JuBt reached the top, when he re
turned to the window, carrying a hu
man figure wrapped in a blanket. The
others assisted him, and they made
their way slowly down the ladder
"Overcome by the smoke," said a
man standing near me. .Kut I noticed
that uo smoke came out of the open
I ran forward to a pile of mattresses
and bed clothes that had "been carried
out from the hotel, and arranged a
place for him to be laid. The call
for a doctor ilew along the line of
sectators. and presently one came
running. I asked the fireman what
had hapM Ued.
"Ke was sound asleep when I en
tered the room through the window,"
he said. "I had to shake hint hard
to wake him up. He Just stared at me
a moment, and said, 'Ah! You have1
come,' and then his face turned kind
of black, and his Jaw dropped, and
he went into a dead faint"
"How is It?" I asked tbe doctor, as
he rose from stooping over the pros
trate figure.
"Heart action ceased entirely," he
replied. "Man Is stone dead from
mere terror."---San Francisco Argonaut
Squirrel Hum the Machine.
Did you ever see a squirrel run a
sewing machine? If not, you may, by
Jouniej'li'K to East Mtb street. New
York, where an enterprising sewing
machine company hits hit upon this
novel method of attracting attention
to Its store. The exercise wheel In
the squirrel's cage Is attached by a
leather band to the wheel of a ma
chine which is alK)ut four ft distant
By means of this arrangement the ma
chine is started every time the squirrel
gels into his wheel and turns It.
It Is a peculiar fact that whenever
the squirrel starts his whed to spin
ning he keeps his back toward the
street Never by any chance does he
face the street until he hag finished
his little "stunt" Then he runs out
Into his cage and sit peering out of
the window as though to so If any one
had lwen watching hliu He breathes
hard and acts tired after Mich )nlo
rlous trip In his exerciser, but seems
(o like it for he keeps It spinning al
most constantly. Moreover, he looks
sleek and as though the added work
were Just what a caged squirrel need
ed to kep blm strong and healthy.
As the sewing machine for which he
furnishes the motive power Is well
oiled mid runs smoothly and easily,
says the New York Times, perhaps the
squirrel's work Isn't as laborious as It
scent to be to the casual onlooker.
Jut tke Man.
"Do you think he would keep tall
all rlgbtr
"Sure. Ton can count on blm ever
tlme."Pblladelphla Bulletin.
When a man makes a very long pray
er la church, somehow bin, bearers get
tbe Impression tbet when be scolds In
tbe privacy of hij family be keeps a
long tloM at It
Tribe that Long Was tbe Scourge of
Indians of Texaa.
Cnele Cam's only remaining cannibal
tribe is fast dying out. according to
James Moouey, of the Bureau of Eth
nology. Washing
ton, who has been
making a study of
Ihem, There are
now but fifty of
this once powerful
kingdom left, and
iu a few years or
more It will be
come extinct.
T h e peot'le In
question are the
Tonka was. w h o,
even in the timet
when eating of human flesh was a
common practice among many band
of our wild aborigines, were known us
tiie most depraved of all New World
cannibals. The few remnants of th.-ir
tribe are being kept on a reservation
in Indian Territory, whither they wcr
taken twenty years ago for proleelh ti
against their many enemies. To nil
other tribes they are still known sim
ply as "the man eaters."
The old home of the Tonkawa canni
bals was about San Antonio, Tei.. Jilst
back of the roast, lit their prime they
were physically isiwcrful. nimble ath
letes, fearless fighters and good huut
ers. but Inveterate rovers.
The "man eaters" are outlawed anil
tabooed by all other Indians. For a
century aud uiore the entire red race
In America have set their faces against
these depraved people. For this the
Tonkawas have retaliated by serviux
as scouts for the whites and gulden
In many government exwdrtion
against hostile tribes.
In 1807 the government placed them,
together with several other smaller
tribes, upon a reservation on the up
per Brazos. The Texans, who had de
clared that no Indians should live In
the State, attacked the agency, fired
on the soldiers protecting it and scat
tered the Indians. This but added n
further hardening to the temper of the
forsaken "man eaters." Their 300 sur
vivors were coiiected upon a new res
ervatlon on the Wlshlta, Indian Terri
tory. During the civil war, when some In
dians were persuaded to fight with th
North and others with the South, the
Tonkawas, with a few others, pre
ferred to remain upon their own reser
vation rather than take chances witb
the Indians on either side. But, de
spite the attitude of the Tonkawas,
their agent and all his employes took
the oath of allegiance to the Confed
erate government. The Tonkawas,
though unconsciously, were now Con
federate Indians.
On the night of October 22, 112, tlx
"man eaters' " enemies 140 picked
Shawnees, Delawares, Wlchltas and
JClckapoos armed with modern rifles,
surprised the agency, killed the whlt
employes and burned the buildings la
the ground. The Tonkawas, only 34
1 1 , i 1 i .... -i i . . i
iu an, uau vuiy uurtu uuu tiriowa, olh
kept up a stubborn resistance Ions
enough for a part of their women and
children to escape to the hills. When
the battle cuded 130 Tonkawas near
ly half of the tribe lay dead upon th
ground, more than loo of these victlmi
ln-iug defenseless women and children
The attacking party lost 27 killed nn!
wounded. The hearts of the Tonka
was now were hardened still mon
than iu their former defeats.
The surviving "man eaters," aftet
this massacre, were marched In pltifu
procession to Fort Arbuckle tmdei
guard of a single representative of tin
government After a short stay al
Fort Arbuckle the "man eaters" drift
ed back to Texas, occasionally actlnj
as scouts against the wild Comanche
The word "Cannibal" Is of Indian
origin, according to Mr. Mooney. It it
a corruption of "Carlba," of "Cauiba,"
the proper name of the Carlb, thai
dreaded scourge of the Antilles, wht
reigned over the West Indies 300 yean
Human limbs, hung up iu the sun t
dry, like hams, were seen by Span
lards who first, vrsltcd the Caribs. Tin
Aztecs made a great business of canni
balism In connection with their sacri
flees of prisoners of war and man
eat lug prevailed all through the Orl
noco and Amazon regions. American
Indians still eat their fellow men on
the upper Amazon, and it is alleged
that cannibalism is still practiced on
l'lburon Island, off Lower California,
The Minslng Articles.
In a book of memoirs recently pub
lisi ed a story worth repeating Is told
of a well-known bishop. On one ocra
gion he was just starting on a rallw
Journey from Chester Station when tht
stotloii-imiHter came up to him anc
said, referring to his luggage, "How
i. i:iii articles are there, my lord?'
"Thirty -nine." was the reply. "I cat,
only find sixteen," answered the other
"Then," said the bishop, "you niUB)
lie a Dissenter!"
A Neat Itemark.
Edmund About once wrote In a fenll
letou that Albonl's slnglng-s'he wai
very stout was "like a rilgbtliigali
piping out of a lump of suet." The In
dlgnant prima -donna sent hltn a goose
quill through the agency, of a certain
tunrquls. Alwut received the pen win
his iiioxt charming smile, "I regret,
ii. ci tleur." he said, "that Madame Al
liunl should have plucked you for mj
Mike!" . .
Too Tree.
Tom How would you analyse ob
stinacy I
' Jerry-Well, la tbe dearest definh
Hon obstinacy Is noiseless self-conceit
-Detroit free Press. .
Every big man has a lot of little
waya left over from bla little days.
The smallest bone in the human body
Is lu the lenticular, seated in the hu
man ear.
The ants of South America have been
known to construct a tuuuel three
miles In length.
Poisoning by salted raw fish is so
frequent and little understood that
prizes -t)f-3.iW,- f l-.fluO -trtld $7W Iiave
been offered In Ittissiu for papers Indi
cating the signs, character and action
of the poison, with methods of prevent
ing its formation and antidotes. .
An article iu the Electrical Iteview
discusses the size of an 11(0111 of hydro
gen, and arrives at the conclusion that
these panicles of matter are so small
lhat it would take 1 1.".mX),ikiO of them,
laid In a line, to extend a distance of
one centimeter that Is, an ntum is
about one-third of a billionth of an inch
In size.
The term Indian summer became es
tablished about twenty years after Its
first appearance, which was in Western
Pennsylvania, and spread to New Eng
land by 17i.8, to New York by 171"J, to
Canada by 1S21 and to England by
130. The term is, then, not an Ameri
canism; to write in praise of Indian
summer Is now a literary convention of
three continents.
An estimate of the water-power used
for generating electricity has been
made by a German engineer. Ger
many and Austria thus utilize l.SO.OUO
horse power. Switzerland about l'JO.
(XX), Sweden 2(X),00 and the United
States 400,0(10. The total available pow
er In Sweden is placed at 2,000,000
horse power, that of France at 10,000,
000, that of Germany, Austria, Switzer
land and Italy together at 10,000,000,
while In the United States, Niagara
alone could furnish 10,000,0ix).
Gustave le Bon, who has made many
experiments with cathode rays. X-rays
and the various forms of radio-activity,
and whose Investigations of such sub
jects are well known, expresses, In the
Hevue Sclentlflque, the opinion that all
these phenomena are particular aspects
of a new form of energy which, al
though Its manifestations have but re
cently been recognized, is as common'
in nature as electricity or heat. He
also thinks that cloT study along
the? lines may reveal to us a connect
ing link between matter and energy.
A scientific examination of the oil
deposits In the great, coast prairie ex
tending from Ixiuislaua through Texas
to Mexico, a distance of several hun
dred miles, has recently bien made by
rrof. It. T. Hill, who describes his re
sults' In the Journal of the Franklin
Institute. The oil was first struck In
1001 by a drill hole driven 1.100 feet
deep, through clay and quicksand. More
than 200 wells are now in operation,
and one has been sunk to'a depth of
more than 3,000 feet Sometimes hot
water Is struck below the oil, and some
times the oil itself Is hot. The deeper
It Is founil tbe more salt the water Is.
How high do birds fly? This Is still
an unsettled question In ornithology,
and recently the German -Ornithological
Society requested aeronauts engaged In
meteorological exploration, with the
aid of balloons, to observe the various
heights at which birds are found. It
Is not to satisfy mere curiosity that
the Information is desired, for the ques
tion of the elevation of the trucks pur
suit! by birds' when migrating has an
Important bearing upon other scientific
problems concerning the feathered In
habitants of the air. At proent It Is
believed that birds generally do not rise
more than about L.TH0 feet alxive the
ground, although occasionally they at
tain an elevation of between (i,iK) and
7,000 feet.
It la BtlckluK to It That Conquer
Bucceae In Life.
Antgo, the great French astronomer,
tells us that he became so discouraged
In the study of mathematics that he
almost resolved (o abando 1 his effort.
He was Just alxiut ready to give up
when lie happened to notice something
printed or written under the paper
binding of his book. He unfolded the
leaf, and found It was from D'Alein
bert: The letter wild: "Go on, sir; go
on! The difficulties you meet will re
'solve themselves us you advance. Per
severe, and the light will dawn and
,shlue with Increasing clearness upon
jyour path." This striking passage
'made an Impression upon the young
mathematician's mind which he never
forgot. It was a perpetual spur to his
ambition, and came to hltn Just lu the
nick of time. He ri-solved then and
there that he would surmount every
difficulty; lhat he would is-come 11
great mathematician himself. He
tightened his grip, and urged himself
on until Fame look him up and told
the world the story of one of tin? great
est astronomers of his time.
Hanging on was one of (i rant's
strong points. He did Hot know how
to let go. He would keep pegging
away, no matter what the obstacles,
until he triumphed.
Tbe race Is to the plodder. I have
In mind several very brilliant gradu
ates of last year, aud years liefore,
who promised a great deal, and of
whom friends predicted great things,
bat somehow they hare disappointed
all expectations simply because they
lack sticking qualities. They are good
scholars, and they Imagined becaoM
they ranked high In college that they
would rank blgb la life without great
Bat they lack tbe banging-ou quali
ty. They do not realise that la prac
tical life the rare Is to the plodder,
aud not necessarily to the swift Thle
Is why so many brilliant class leaders
have become dlf-appolutnieots to their
friends. The chain Is no stronger than
Its weakest link, and lack of persever
ance Is a fatal deficiency which noth
ing else will supply.
Perhaps the greatest secret of suc
cess in life Is due to those sticking
qualities. Orip conquers the world
the faculty of sticking and hanging on
when everylsidy else lets go. Sifting
8ln of Wa.tinu It by hot BeldB
I'rom s't.
I have wasted a great amount of
time In my life, by being on time, was
a well known saying of Phillip
Urooks. Is it not true that women (ex
cluding the business women, for they
are prompt 1, are guilty of stealing each
other's time? You "run In" to your
next door neighbors to borrow an egtf
or a pattern, and from her busy morn
ing take a precious half hour that It la
difficult for her to make up. She uiay
have to search for the pattern, then
explain some of Its Intricacies. Your
family may not Include little folks a
hers docs, so you sit and chat a while
knowing your morning's work Is fin
ished. After your departure she sighs
nnd wonders w hy you could not have
come In nfter dinner Just as well, then
hurries with all her energies to finish
the morning's duties in time to get her
dinner. We are heartily glad that the
habit of making n culler wait Is out of,
fashion. 1 can remember the tlmej
when girls would leisurely HiiIkIi their
toilet or retouch an already dainty ouo
for the sake of mere vanity, and tbe
friend in the "parlor is impatiently tak-j
Ing out his watch aud wondering If be.'
would be obliged to break a later en
gagement or lose a train. Now we
take one ieep In the mirror, smooth
our hair a bit and hurry downstairs,
for the woman of 1902 has no mora
time to waste than her caller lias.
It Is needless to ieak of committee
meetings, for no doubt we all have had,
sorrowful experience along that llnej
when one tardy member disarranged!
the plans of all the others, and bud
half the prayer meeting, concert or
lecture, was enjoyed because of hen
lack of promptness.
If we are unable to be present w
should mali every effort to send a
message that the others, may trar.s-1
act the business, then disperse to tbeltf
various engagements. ,
Our time Is not equally valuable, the
lawyer's Is more so than bis Janitoi
boy's, and the employer's than tha
clerks' who serve hliu, yet we are al
dependent upon each other In one way
or another and the delay of one may
disturb the whole chain of links. Oc
casionally the value of time Is rei
versed; here Is the washerwoman whi4
comes at 7 o'clock hurp, as you abj
ways have a large wash and she has
another place In the afternoon.
Perhaps you have overslept; the
clothes are not sorted, the fire unbuilt,
and the result Is that one-half hour la
the busiest part of the day Is lost. She!
hurries to get through at the usual
time; If she succeeds you find tli
clothes grimy from Imperfect rinsing;
If she Is conscientious she will take
the customary pains to have theut
white, lie an half hour lute' In getting
home to her little ones, have no tinio
to get tlicni a wartn dinner, Just a
"cold bite" and a hastily swallowed
mouthful for herself; then she hurries
away to do the second washing with
out a few minutes r-t which she so
much needs.
It pays to be prompt, ami unless
something very Important Interferes
one should keep their appointments to
the minute.
How Nations hlecp.
As a man tqx-uds on an average on
third of his life lu bed. It Is not won
derful that care, expense, and trouble
are expended 011 his sleeping place. In
this country the unhealthy feather bed
Is being driven out by the healthier
mi ttn-ss. French Ix-d are noted for
their hardness, and German Is-ds aru
so ridiculously short that English visit
ors are often much too big for them.
Many Norwegian beds, are made to
pull out from recesses. The hammock:
rules In Ninth and Central America.
The Indians In Guiana plait most
lM'atillful hummocks out of grass,
which they dye prettily. Japanese lid
upon matting laid on the floor, with d
stinf, uncomfortable wooden iiead rest
It would take an American years to.
get accustomed to such a ld of tori
lure. The Chlqese use low bedsteads,
often elalxiratcly carved, but their
only mat trasses 11 ml coverlets are
made of malting. In winter they put
on heavy clothes wadded with cotton.
In which they sleep, of n peop0 thd
easiest to suit In the way of sleeping
quarters are negroes. An African lie
gro, like a wild animal, can curl up
uny where.
Tim Diplomatic Doctor,
Flit Doctor-Why do yotf always
uai,e such particular Inquiries as tt
what your patients cat? Hoes that as.
itlst you In your dlagnoMla? Hecowl
I'octoi -Not much; but It enable ie
to ascertain their social position and
nr.iinge my fees accordingly,,
1 I'nor Mary.
. "Have, you noticed the eagerly ex.
pedant attitude that Mary Wyshbon
drops Into whenever she stands tip?"
"Ping pong. Isn't It?"
"Ping-pong! No. It's Ute-waltlng.
for - tbe proposal that never cornea
pose." Cleveland Plain Dealer.
Tbe man who works elgbt or ten
hours a day, and spends bla alfbta at
borne, does not work near I r no haM a
tbe man who dallies and littie;
arouna during tbe day, and baa "1
food time" at night
ti. .