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TI1E OMAHA DAILY KEE: SATURDAY, XOVEMKEK 19, 1904.
BARGAINS SCATTERED BROADCAST THROUGH EVERY DEPT. SATURDAY
50c Ladies' New Silk Belts 25c
Saturday we place on sale a beauti
ful line of new regular 50c Belts
in eilk and velvets, all r"
colors, choice at a J C
20c PURE LINEN HANDKERCHIEFS 7ic
These goods are very fine eheer
LADIES' NEW NECKWEAR
We have just received a new line of
the very latest novelties in fancy
stock and Teck Ties, aIo lace
EUSTER EROWN COLLARS J2Jc
Either plain or stitched, the
very latest collar on the mar
ket for ladies and children.
We have all sizes.
pure linen, nicely hemstitched
and are good value at 15c
and 20c, special at 90c
per doz. or each,
stock and points,
THE RELIABLE STORE.
Men's Winter Wear
M Prices That Will Help Your Bank Recount
75c TO 2.00 SWEATERS, 2oc AND 49c An entire sample line
of men's and boys' sweaters, plain colors, stripes, basket
weaves, in fine wool and extra heavy cotton, would sell reg
ularly at 75c to f 2.00 aid 25c
Boc MEN S t NDERSHIRTS Heavy fleece
lined, either plain or fancy 2Sc
$1.50 MEN'S COMBINATION SI'ITS
Heavy fleeced, an excellent QQn
value at $1.50, special at .vu
OTTAMTY MEN'S WOOLEN UN
RSHIRTB AND DRAWERS-Made of
fine California wool In natural gTay, blue
or RHlmon, shirts either single or nounie
breasted, exceptional QUf,
MEN'S HOSE Heavy wool. In gray or
black, great bargain 12 iC
60c TO ' 76o Sli 1 RT3. ' 23c Both" men 's and
boys. In either stiff or suit oosom. hii
new, stylish patterns, 2C
choice, Saturday tmJ
MEN'S PII1UTS AND DRAWERS Extra
heavy fleeced lined 4Qg Qtld 39C
t2.no"'MEN:8' SHIRTS'?i A sample line of
men's heavy wonlen Overshirts all sizes,
best colors and patterns, OSc
New Autumn Fashions in Women's Garments
Four manufacturers' stocks of high grade ladies' suits, coats, furs and
skirts on sale Saturday, Nov. 19th. Every garment strictly up-to-date.
r i r 'a : it. r
every value a money saver, uou i mibs uie sale.
NOHBY NEW COATS In zlbellnes. ker-
From the Ashlty 4V
Wonderful Silk Sale Saturday
Beyond Question We Offer the Greatest Silk Bargains in the City.
20 pieces Fine White Wash Silk from Ashley & Bnilry
60 pieces Tine Black and Colored Crepe de Chine, worth f l.OO - AQr
rtn knlo m
25 pieces Fine French Poplins, always sell for $1.00
GREAT LOT NEW FANCY BILKS FOR WAISTS AND SUITS-A11 on bargain
counters Saturday at phenomenal sals prices.
GREAT BLACK TAFFETA SALE SATURDAY We buy from an overstocked
manufacturer 100 pieces-all go at about one-half prloe.
BLACK TAFFETA 19 In. wide, QQn I BLACK TAFPETA-H In. wide. QQq
worth 69c on sale at - -w I worth 11.46, on sale at
BLACK TAFFIiTA 24 in. wide. 4Qc , BLACK TAFFETA In. w.de.JQ
worth 85e, on sale at w worth 12.00. on sale at
IN OUR CORSET DEPARTMENT
fl.OO STRAIGHT FRONT CORSETS with Princess hip, hose
supporters attached, side and front made of fine French contil,
, in colors, white and drab, great value
stys, friezes, etc., In tnns, blues, browns
and blocks, worth tip to $10, 4 AC
your choice Saturday tJO
HANDSOME COATS in lengths, great
vnriety of color and fabric, handsomely
trimmed with different 10 00
colored velvets, choice lU.Uil
SWAGUKK DU BARRY and PEGGY
FROM PARIS COATS, 4 length, both
plain and mixed colors, splendidly
made and finished, regular f M Cirt
$20 values, at It.U
WOMEN'S UNDERSKIRTS in sateen
moire and other materials, worth up
to $.".00, your choice I AA
WONDERFUL FUR VALUES
Nent coney scarfs,
Pretty river mink scarfs,
Ifi.on mnrten, opossum, near seal or
beaver scarfs, splendid value...,
$10.00 genuine marten
Handsome Reaver Coats, good
value at $85, our price
THE FINEST LINE OF WOMEN'S
PI ITS SHOWN IN THE CITY-EVERY
OA RMENTS ENTICINGLY PRICED
I'KKTTY TAILOR SCITS-ln coverts'
men s wool cheviots, Panamas, etc
very newest stvles. a S
special Saturday, at Ifc.
$25 SAMPLE SUITS $18.50
LADIES' FURNISHING BARGAINS
An Exceptional Money-Savins' Opportunity.
75c QUALITY LADIES' VESTS AND PANTS, either white or
gray, extra fine ribbed garments, come in all Qn
sizes, at a-JaC
f 1.00 natural wool vests and pants,
Heavy knit shirts, great bargain,
Splendid near seal coats,
women s Astrakhan Capes, ( rjfa
at zr. ZSKJ
Wonderful vnriety of styles and fabrics,
come In both plain colors and fancy mix-
A SW ELL LINE OF NEW
SI ITS AT $.&, 30.no,j:5.no and.OU
CHILDREN'S COATS Come In xibellnes,
"T'1)', Inezes, etc., in an newest styles,
fabrics and colors, worth A I1U
up to $.X.ik, special aVO
CHILDREN'S COATS-ln nges from 4 to
14 years, great range of materials and
styles, cohm In reds, blues and O OV1
Bferns, worth up. to $0.00, special. ,"0
Women s 16.00 t-llk ry no
underskirts O. VO
Women's $10.00 cravenette ( fQ
v coats 0.0
Women's JlO.OO cravenette "ri nn
Women's 2.00 waists, 98C
CI 1 1 LUREN'S ' COATS-in ' the ' new bear
skin cloth, in blues, white, red and tan.
worth (7.60 soec'al, . Q3
29 00 lannelette wrappers
lui C1UCIUUYVI1 BttCtJUeS,
Limit of two to a customer.
CORSET GIRDLES of fine linen tape and batiste,
In white, nink or blue, at
DR. WARNER'S RUST PROOF CORSETS, in models T A
designed for all figures, up from vpisvlF
THE NEW DOWAOER CORSETS, for stout figures, double
boned throughout,' velvet grip hose supporters ' C'? (If)
attached, sizes 20 to 36, at VP,,UU
An immense line of French corsets, genuine whale- C A
bone filled, all new fabrics and designs, up from. . . psJJ
SPECIAL ATTENTION GIVEN TO FITTING.
STARTLING SHOE PRICES FOR
lfiOO paira Men's and Women's Sample Shoes In vicl kid, velour calf and patent
' colt. In new up-to-date styles and worth up to $3.00 and 13.50 per 1 OA
'' Dair. aale nriee l.U
Women's $2.25 fine vlci kid shoes, light or heavy soles,
at, pair ,
Our Misses' OMAHA School Shoes,
Women's $1.00 Fur Trimmed Jullettes,
at, pair '.
Women's 75c warm Slippers,
Men's, Women's, Misses' and Chllds'
less house Slippers
Women's 35-cent Carpet
The best Arctic In the
Ilemember we are headquarters for and have the BES". line of Rubbers and
Ovemhoes In Omaha and at the LOWEST prices.
Boys' and Youths' $l.tt0 Satin Calf Lace Shoes.
Velvet warm lined noise-
Hayden's Meat Slaughter
Is the talk of the town. The
number of retail butchers that
bought leaf lard from us last
week is convincing proof that
our prices are cheaper than
wholesale; they were saving 20
ANOTHER GREAT SPECIAL
SwIfCs Winchester hams, jj QQ
MorreH's Iowa hams, 00
Armour & Co.'s Shield hams, QQ
Cmlnhy's Rex-hams, - j, J 00
Omaha I'acking Co.'s Hams, j 00
lbs. Swift's Winchester A; f fi
Racon. for qI.UU
With every purchase of $1.00 worth of meat
Hats With Style
California or Flcnlc hams.
814 lbs. Cudahy's Rex
8V4 lbs. Armour's
we will sell 15 lbs. lard
verythlng else In proportion.
Not only style, but quality the best of it.
When you buy a hat here It means a
dollar or more wear for every dollur
The Imperial $3.00
John B. Stetson.. $3.50 to $5.00
Red Rover $2.00
There's a bunch that can't be beaten.
You'll go a Ioiir ways to find their equal
and you'll pay more for It.
We have a complete line of MEN'S AND
BOY'S WINTER CAPS in Oc. I- T Crt
newest styles, at It J.JU
SUPPLY YOUR TRt'Ni; AND SCIT
CASE NEEDS HERE AND SAVE
Saturday, Star Dance Folio
2s o. 4 and the Crown Dance Folio
will be 39c per copy; by mail
45c. Star Dance Folio No.
contains such hits as Navajo
lledelia, Seminole, In Zanzibar
Stella, Under a Panama, Good
Rye Fedora, It Was the Dutch
and many others.
Crown Dance Folio contains
such hits as Honeysuckle and
the Ree, Sammy, There's No
body Just Like You, Two Con
gregations, Coon, Coon, Coon,
The Girlie With the Raby Stare,
I'll Re Rusy . All Next Week
and many others. Regular 75c
Folios, at 39c per copy. '
LADIES' STAFFORD UNION SUITS, the very best garments
to be found at the price f CA QQ - AQ
MENToOR t'NION SUITS Extra besvy
wool, well worth J1.60, 1.00
LADIES' NIGHT RORES In fine outlnfrs
and flannelettes, extra heavy quality, a
great bargain 49C
2.V ROYS' RICYCLE HOSE With double
Knee, heel and toe, 12 iC
CHILDREN'S SHIRTS AND DRAWERS-
Heavy ribbed, fleece lined all lO.
sizes, worth 60c to "no, nt v and.... I"U
S9c LADIES' HOSE Heavy wool end
fleece lined, with white feeC (On
special, nt 1 VV
LADIES' HOSE Heavy fleece and cot
ton, In black nnd colors, lOlr.
worth up to 25c, at
19c INFANTS' IHr)
Saturday Millinery Surprises
Children's $1.00 Trimmed Hats 19c
Ladies' $350 Trimmed Hats 1.00
Ladies' $6.00 Trimmed Hats 1.98
100 "Charlotte Corday" Silk Velvet
and Chenille Hats
The reigning Bensation
Seven Dollar values
Fitted by our EXPERT OPTICIAN. Satisfac
tion guaranteed. Money Saving Prices.
China Department Specials
Reautiful Gold Festoon English Porcelain Dinner
Ware thin as China Cups, saucers, plates, oat
meals, soups, etc. choice Saturday, each.. 10c
Flow Rlue Japanese Salt and Peppers 5c
Decorated Ware Rroken line 5c
JUST RECEIVED B0 cases Japanese China, ranging in f
iirlce from 915.00 down to Ut
lon't fall to see them Saturday.
BEAUTIFUL ART POTTERY JARDINIERES 7-Inch, 25c; g-lneh,
35c; 9-lnch, 4ac; 10-lnch, 65c; 12-inch, 65c Worth four times the
price we Hsk.
Wine Glasses, Op
ladies' Sweaters and Gloves
The most complete lines to be found In the city. You'll find all
newest styles most reasonably priced.
LADIES' NORFOLK SWEATERS In all
the new colors, $5 00
LADIES' Tt LOUSE SWEATERS- 4CO flfl
at 3.00, fci.BO and lP&.KJU
LADIES' REYNEIER KID CO flfl
GLOVES Elegant line at iP'OU
LADIES' KID GLOVES In all the new
shudes and fancy colored stitching, pearl
clasps, special for holiday f Cfi
trade, at qJI.OVJ
LADIES' MOCHA AND FINK KID
GLOVES Paris point stitching, QQ
MISSES' NORFOLK SWEATERS la all
the new colors, jj 98
sizes and colors,
SWEATERS 1 n all
LADIES' MOCHA GLOVES
Silk lined, at
LADIES' KAYSER GLOVE-In cash
mere, fleece or silk lined, 50C
LADIES' AND MISSES" GOLF GLOVES
In all sizes and colors, Ort
60c, 39c and
SPECIAL BOOK SALE SATURDAY
All the latest Copyright Book, at ...I.OS
91.00 Copy rich t Books, each 32a
The lie my Books, each I3a
BARGAINS IN LEATHER GOODS
$1.00 Hand Ba?s for ...,49o
92.50 Hand Bags for 9 So
50o Hand Bafr 'or I5o
Money Saving Grocery Prices
Yon can reduce your grocery bill by trading here, where
standard goods are sold at these uniformly low prices
Misses' and Chllds' $1.50 Don go la School Shoes..,
Men's Milwaukee $1.35 OH Grain Work Shoes
AVomen's $4.00 Guaranteed Corona Colt, full circular foxed, drop toe, Z Aft
very stylish : .JUU
Agents in Omaha for the relobrated STETSON, CROSSETT and JOHN'
MITCHELL Shoes for Men, and the ULTRA and GROVEU Shoes for Women.
B H (2) S
Navy Beans, new white hand picked, lb S'Jc
i'eas, new Michigan nana picKea, id.... 4fto
Peas, extra fancy Marrowfat, per lb... iu
Scotch Green I'eas, per lb 3c
Split Peas, per lb 4c
Pearl Barley, very best, per lb 8c
Pearl Sago; per lb SVsC
Pearl Tapioca, per lb
Pearl Hominy, per lb 30
10 bars best Laundry Soap oc
Sapollo, cake Su
4-pound package Gold Dust 15c
Pcarllne, per package 2c
Michigan Evaporated Peaches, very
nice, per pound 6c
Baltimore Evaporated Peaches, per lb.. VAc
California Mulr Peaches, evaporated, lb SHic
Crawford Peaches, fancy evaporated,
California Apricots, evaporated, per lb. 104
Mulr Park Apricots, fancy evaporated,
per pound 1!4
California Valencia Raisins, per lb to
Loose Muscatel Raisins, per lb to
Flue Imported Currants, cleaned, lb.. 7H
TEA AND COFFE SPECIALS.
Good Drink Santos Coffee, lb 14a
Imperial Java Blend, lb J'h0
Epicure Blend Java and Mocha, lb.... 22a
Unrivaled Java and Mocha, lb........... 25o
Sliver Leaf Japan Tea, lb , 35o
Busket Fired Japan Tea, lb Kxo
Fine' Gunpowder Tea, lb 45o
Fancy Oolong Tea, lb M iao
ALL KINDS OF FRESH FRUITS AT
CONDITIONS IN OUR SCHOOLS
Oaaclniioni of Trained Investigator of
the Fublio School Syittm.
CHANGES THAT WOULD IMPROVE THEM
Better Teachers, Mora Money and
Abler School Boards the Needs of
the Hoar An Instructive
The examination of the public schools In
various parts of the United States which
Miss Adele Marie Shaw has been conduct
Ing for World's Work Is ended In the No
vember number of that magaiin with her
general conclusions under the title, "How
Successful Are the Public Schools?" Miss
"Physically, the results are meager. A
earful of people In city or country will
prove It. One needs no physician'! cer
tificate to see the signs of disease due to
ignorance. They are depresslngly, even of
fensively, frequent. One sound, firm, Well
proportioned, clean skinned, genuinely
graceful human being rivets the eyes of a
whole crowd. Mentally, the showing Is
hardly lesa meager. The measure of mental
training Is the power to reason. If the
graduates of public schools had learned to
reaaon, they would not be gulled over and
oyer by the same lying advertisements,
they would not be the readiest dupes of
yellow Journalism, there would be more
conversation and leas drivel; imagination
would make simple- and inexpensive pleas
ures more acceptable. The final touch
tone of decision would not be Immediate
personal pleasure, and there would be less
living from band to mouth, mora thought
of the future Morally, the school show
ing la poorer still. There are, of course,
in great cities, many Influences that sug
gest the getting of money without work.
The schools do not counteract these influ
ences as they might"
Caases of taa Pallaro.
Ona of the principal and Important causes
that retaid the full development of the
schools is found by Miss Shaw to be the
careless selection of teachers:
"No one who knows the public schools
denies that tha teachers are overworked
and underpaid. They should receive higher
salaries. At tha same time, some normal
schools that I have visited should put less
Into notebooks and more Into trained In
tll act and. charctar4 AaUbar briber,
'pull' nor mere 'marks' should elect any
man or woman to a teaching position. All
these things have been efficacious In the
past, and ona or the other la still a power
In most placea Good salaries should be
paid to teachers, but they should be earned
No man or woman of cheap and superficial
Ideals can give an equivalent of a good sal
ary. A teacher whose language still has
traces of dialect and whose fist Is ready
for the slow or daring pupil, may have a
99 per oent knowledge of wood carving or
geography, and yet be an unfit teacher.
"Indianapolis has tha only system that
I saw which was effective In dropping out
those candidates for positions who could
pass examinations, and yet. in spite of an
agreeable manner and pleasing exterior.
were unfit to teach. If the daughter of the
bank president or of the charwoman
showed a lack of an essential teaching
quality, the normal school quietly and
kindly dissuaded the candidate, helping her
rather to become something eqnally self
respecting, but requiring other qualities
If the girl was obstinate, believed herself
underrate!, she was allowed the five months
of practice-teaching under one of the ex
pert teacher who train the normal classes
In the school rooms, and afterward given
her five months of independent teaching.
All the time she was watched, and helped,
and. If she did not acquire the lacking
qualities, she was again warned. If, at the
end of this year of trial, there was abso
lutely no hope for her, she was finally re
jected, and persuaded to undertake some
other work. Even hopeful candidates
sometimes teach under direction and Inde
pendently for two years before reaching
tha standard that earns the Indianapolis
Character of -School Boards.
A second serious weasness of our publlo
school system which Miss Shaw points out
Is In tha character and conduct of achool
"Compared with the best, how do the
majority of school authorities stand T The
boards of education know something about
wan paper, about coal, about the making
of rubber hose. Borne of them use that
knowledge In tha honest conduct of the
school business, soma misuse It at tha ex
pense of tha publlo. I have found few
places where even such school business as
the purchaae and distribution of supplies
was well conducted. Grocers who carried
on their business in the fashion of these
'boards' would be despised as dishonest,
careless or Incompetent. The position of
board members demands time, often much
labor, and there Is seldom a salary at
tached. It la a great deal to expeot that
they will give tha time and labor without
aa 4ulvaiat. Granting tnxt taa equiva
lent Is more often political preferment
than money, the boards are still unequal
to their task. I have come across tnstanct
after instates where good educators and
disinterested men were crowded off the
school board and replaced by politicians
of an unworthy class."
Good Influence.) nt Work.
All of Miss Shaw's conclusions, how
ever, are not as peasimlsUo aa those re
"In Philadelphia the achool city was train,
lug children to voluntary obedience to laws
they themselves enacted; adjustment to
school relations, 'and responsibility for a
share In the existing order, ware educating
active, not negative, characters. In nearly
every state that I visited, tha Audubon
society was an active agent In teaching
the manliness that is chivalry. In Maine,
the Toung Citizen's Loyal league, working
with the school authorltlea had brought
about, among othe things, a vast differ
ence In the care and treatment of animals
In county towns. In many placea good
books were growing mora accessible to
school children; from Maine to the far wast
traveling libraries were multiplying. State
reading circles, school bureaus, special i
sortatlons, were offering books at nominal
prices. Teachers were using better mate
rial. Vulgar and commonplace stories were
replaced by the good literature of the
Humane Education society of Rhode Is
land, by the best magazines, by tha best
authors. Even commonplace songs were.
In a few Instances, making way for better
Need for Good Teaching.
Tha greatest obstacle appears to be In
popular Ignorance or indifference "to the
necessity of securing and paying for tha
v,Modem fads, when they are properly
taught, are merely common sense In the
school room, tha use of material hitherto
wasted, by which children are given the
practical control of their powers. They
cost effort, time, money. That la the
reason why one child has a good education
In American publlo schools for ten thou-
nd that have a poor education. Our very
attempts to Improve the schools have often
the opposite effect. Instead of enfran
chising woman teachera and taking them
out of tha power of tha politicians, wa
are putting in more men, because they are
men. The best schools must employ the
best candidate, man or woman. Instead
of training brain and band to their beat
efficiency, we are In some placea arbitrarily
fitting boys for this and girls for that.
The result Is a poorer equipment for work,
a shallower attitude toward life. It is an
Ignorant man who Is satisfied with the
publlo achool system of tha United States;
LASSITUDE OF THE TROPICS
Strenuous Northerners Tight in Vain
Against the Dopy Feeling,
FASCINATION OF BEING UTTERLY LAZY
Victory of the Noon Siesta Over
Hustling; American Xot a Matter
of Climate Altogether.
."A man from these latitudes might as
well attempt to brush back a tidal wave
with a whlskbroom as to fight the lassi
tude of the tropics," remarked a young
New Yorker who recently returned here
for a visit after five years spent on a coffee
plantation In Guatemala,
This young New Yorker used to be noted
among his friends here as a hustler. He
walked with a aprlngy step and was al
ways on the Jump. His alertness was so
pronounced that he seemed almost nervous.
He always appeared to be going some
where In a big hurry.
His friends Instantly noted the difference
In him when he got back from his long
stay In Guatemala His health was all
right. He had taken good care of him
self down there and, as he had been living
on the uplands, Creeping Johnny, which
la another name for the Chagres fever,
hadn't got him.
nut ne had become slow galted, and his
old running mates here observed what a
penchant he had for sitUng down. A
Small babies quickly grow to
large babies when fed on Mel
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furnishes material for growth.
A sample of Msllln's Food coats you nothing
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MaXUM FOOD CO, BOSTON, MASS.
dreamy expression had taken the place of
the Bhnrp look in his eyes. He spoke twice
as slowly as before he went down to Cen
tral America, and a pained expression
crossed his features when he saw any of
his friends hurrying.
Lis friends, in grief, told him that he had
"I don't mind you fellows calling me a
dope," was his reply to these remarks.
"I am a dope. I don't suppose that I'd
ever be anything else now, even If I stayed
back here, which I don't intend doing.
The dopy life Is pretty good, after all,
and I'm going back to Guatemala as soon
as I look all the folks over.
"I'd heard a lot about the enervation of
the tropics before I went down there and
bought an Interest In my cousin's coffee
plantation, but I didn't take much stock
In these stories.
Bucking the Dope.
" Tropics or no tropics, I'm not going
to become any dope,' said I to myBelf on
my way down there. 'A little matter of
climate isn't going to change a fellow's
habits so much as all these yarns tell
about. When I get down there I'm going
to keep a swift move on and beat out this
pipe dream about the enervation of the
tropics. Watch me!'
"So you see, I went down prepared to
fight the thing. Looking back now, I can
see what a bally nuisance I made of my
self In the view of my cousin-partner dur
ing the first few months.
"He went there from Chicago, and he
used to be a good deal of a hustler him
self. He was a whole lot Indisposed to
exert himself any more than absolutely
necessary when I found blm, however, and,
of course, I slammed In and reproved him
for It, told him that he'd become a first-
rate Imitation of the extinct species known
as the sloth, and all that.
'.'He only grinned and blew smoke rings
" 'That's all right, Buddy,' he'd reply.
'You Just wait, that's all. You'll get yours.'
"Then he'd turn over on his sitting-room
couch and blow smoke at the wall, as if
talking was too much like work.
"Well, I was Busy Iixy all right-for
all of a month, perhaps two months. I de
clared against the midday siesta from my
first day, although everybody down there,
Including the plantation hands, knocks
off and does a full length sprawl for three
hours at the height of the day. I told my
cousin that this sleata business was silly,
not to say disgusting.
"He didn't hear me. though, for he was
half asleep before I'd got through telling
him. I clattered around tha house and
Sheds and made enough noise during the
of chloroformed men awake, but they never
woke up. They Just let me clatter and be
Nerve that Failed
"At first, I put in my best working licks
during the siesta hours. My cousin would
lie on his couch and grin at me when he
was emerging from his siesta, but he
wouldn't uay much, except to tell me that
I might as well be gay so long as I felt
"I Inaugurated the rule for myself that
I'd drews for dinner every day, no matter
how tired I felt.
" There's no use In a fel'ow letting him
self go to seed and degenerating into an
oaf Just because he'a made a change of
base to the tropics,' was my way of put
ting It to my cousin In establishing the
dressing for dinner rule for myself, and
then he chuckled and told me to go as far
aa I liked pajamas were good enough for
him to eat In so long as there were no
"For the first month or so I rode regu
larly every week the thirty miles to the
coast town to see the Pacific Mall liner
drop into the harbor and to take a look
at the passengers. This, too, amused my
cousin a great deal.
" 'I used to do that when I first came
down,' he told me. 'Liked to catch the
glint of the sapphire sea, and all that.
Bully up here. S"' I could look It over
once in a wnlle.'
" 'If you like it so much.' I said to him
Impatiently, 'why don't you get aslrlde of
that sure-footed cay use of yours and ride
down with me tomorrow? The Collma's
in from San Francisco tomorrow.'
" 'I'm too tired,' he replied, and then he
went to sleep on my hands before I could
get an argument out of him.
'Then, gradually after the flrct month
or so. I began to flicker and wabble. I
cut out the ride to the coast to miet the
steamer, trying to convince myself that I
was too busy.
"Then I gradually fanmd myself out of
the notion of dressing fur dinner. To get
away with this without appearing to craw
fish In the eyes of my cousin, I pretended
to sulk over the fact that he wouldn't
dress for dinner along with me.
" 'If you're going o continue looking
Ilka a slouch at the meal of the day,' I told
him 'what's the use of my trying to keep
on throwing an aroma of civilization over
this plant T'
"That was a
of It. but, for I
cheap way of getting out
i fiirt, the druming-for-dln-
began to git mighty tire
some. , ... . .
"Hut when at the approach of the siesta
hour the dssi stretch myself out-the
...mule of all the others of course had a
tremendous soporific effect-began to steal
ssU BJlo4 to ktao Mythlug tyt a, bunch, o,yr mt I Cuuat U tootl aad tmUr-lvt TCutk Bun,
all of a week after tha feeling hit ma, I
" 'I'll be blamed if I'l; arest,' I said to
myself, trying to get my teeth down on the
proposition. 'That would be too Ignoble
too flabby. I'll Just load up on strong cof
fee and fight this Infernal desire to lounge
around like tha rest of these doperlnos.'
"ilut it was no go. Tha tropics wera
getting into my system.
"My health and appetite remained fine,
but the lassitude was getting me, all tha
same. One day, at the beginning of tha
siesta hour, when tha whole outfit had
knocked off and spread themselves out for
a snooze wherever they happened to be, X
succumbed, and tossed myself on soma car.
rlage robes out In the wagon house, and X
slept for three straight hours. Most gor
geous sleep I ever had in my life.
"After that I sneaked a couch out to tha
big, airy, comfortable loft of tha Imple
ment house so's I could have my alesta
there every day wanted to keep It under
cover from my cousin, though. I was de
termined that If I was weak enough to
slest, he should never know of It. But the
cuss had his suspicions, and ona day ha re
malned awake a-purpose to slink out to '
tha toolhouse, where he found me spraddled
out on my couch snoring.
"Y'mlght aa well fetch that couch Into
the house, old man, and enjoy your alesta
right,' ha said to me that evening, with a
grin, and then I saw that It was all off.
I shamelessly Indulged In tha sleata
every day after that, and inside of an.
other two months I was doing all of tha
hopelessly dopey stunts of my cousin-part
ner drumming on the wall with my foot,
for example, when lying on the couch, to
ummon one of the house boys to bring ma
match with which to light my clgaret.
and so on.
"It wasn't the heat. Our plantation's
no hotter than New York at tha hottest
season, and we have to sleep under cover
Ings the year round, for we're on the aide
of a mountain and the air crisps up after
sundown every night. Not the beat Just
the tropics, that's all.
"No way of accounting for It, except,
perhaps, the force of example, which can'
account for it fully 1 11 bet the first man
from these latitudes that aver butted Into
the tropics experienced the same feeling
of lassitude, without the force of tha as
amplee of men from his own cllmata re
gion at that.
"And I like It. I love to loll. I've ba.
come a nachul-born loller. Glad I'm going
back presently. I wouldn't be as busy as
you Idiots try to make yourselves appear
to be for something pretty. I want to
alwaya ba lolly and lassltudlnoua.'Wfaw
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