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THE HAWAIIAN STAR, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBEK 11, 1893. SIX PAGES.
ZOLA'S WORK CURE.
CLEVER EXPOSITION OF A BRIGHT
Hi .tin Work M Itfiin ilv Kur Nervous In
valid ft- Tin tBttMltlBfl ami ImpPflMlVI
Kxiimpl of Victor Hugo Tin- PhllOtO
phy of I,ubor.
Alluding to S5olfti itlrrtng dltoonrae t
hr t iiilcnls, my Kind collentfttt, M. Boulnt,
, as iiic itnlAbtllty to remind BM that th
Idea of a tiiclhnilical mcilical trt-at mnl by
work bolotlgl in principle lo me.
I am very proud of liiw quoting nu in thll
Way, bill the iden of work as normally lielp
fill would renlly not bi itt Micieiitly liappy
and new dlsooVerf if I did not rndnavorto
MD inori' fli linitfly in what way "lahor'' 1m
helpful to our huinmi hieelinnism, to what
ivnl want of the mind it rorn spoinln and
under what condiiious il would be bene
Medical nun have nvglectod to write --at
least in pOpQlaT terms- about the OttHODJ
psychology of t lie bruin w orkers and I hat of
Intelligent shiard. Perhaps I run, hy di
vest i 1 1 fjc t hU eaptlvaling problem of its in
tftoate technical it ies, write a few words
about it that might be worthy the interest
of more 1 ban one of our readers and make
them understand how profound, legit imate
and in harmony with psychology is the ad
vice f apparently somewhat trtTial) that
Zola given til the advice to work in Ofder
to forget suffering and doubt.
Let us to this end pioture to ourselves! in
most rudimentary simplicity, this nervous
systcni of man, which t he least agree tOOOn
dider as the incarnation of the soul, its ma
terial form, mi to speak.
We can condense it in a few words-thus:
First, a central apparatus which represents
the brain, and then the nerves, white fila
ments that connect the hast part of our or
gnnism with the brain center.
The nerves are not bing but the conduct
ing apparal us telephone wires, one might
Their function is a twofold one: First, to
con luct to the center the impressions born
by contact with the outer world this is
the part of the nerves called "sensitive;"
and Secondly, Starting from the center, to
give tot he different organs t he order to act
anil move. J his is the part of the motor
Almost every nerve center is complex and
serves a double purpose to transmit to the
commanding power the Impressions of our
live senses, and t lien to carry t he commands
of that power to the acting organ, the mus
cular cell, that unreasoning and mofct obe
As to the brain, this is its function to
receive, whether consciously or not, the im
pressions of the senses and to give them
shape, from which springs the desire for
If several impressions take shape nt the
same time, the strongest, the most urgent
determines the choice of action. The will
the soul, decide, and the gesture obeys.
Thus the sensation is transformed and
reflected in a voluntary act. The angle of
this reflection is in the brain. In short, th
human organism In its noblest functions
cun be reduced to this elementary inmgu
tun coming and returning of a nervous vi
oration, a receiver in the lirst part of its
pa-ssage and a motor in the second. e re
ceive sensations and change thein into ac
tions. All considered, the true definition
of this fine word "sensibility" can only be
the centripetal nervous phenomenon (oh
what awful words!), the centrifugal phe
nomcnon representing action.
We are therefore really but a machine in
regard to incessant exchange (except dur
Kng the hours of sleep) with the exterior
world. It gives to us, aud we coutinually
give nacK. J he lunctlons ot the nervous
system can comparatively be reduced sim
ply to a problem of natural mechanism
The word "mechanism" implies force,
and here we enter into the henrt of the sub
ject. Like all machines, the brain in activ
ity uses heat burns combustibles to trans
form them into work and useful realist
tions. One measures rather imperfectly
still, but one does measure the dynamic
variations of this machine. ell, the com
bustible of the brain, its source of strength
is sensation. The nervous vibration that
goes to the brain engenders the vibration
that leaves it. If our mind is capable 0
willing, of creating, of producing, it is be
cause it has been fed, often unconsciously
by very intense sensations to such a point
that (who would think it ) the most sensi
tive are tin; strongest.
1 Ins is so contrary to common opinion
that I might Justify it somewhat.
To speak only of intellectual work, let
us take for example victor Hugo nom
could be more t ypical.
Judging from the splendor and enormity
of Ins works, he certainly was strong,
appears from all that lias been said
him that no man showed less feeling. To
all those who lived with him he seem 04
somewhat, of a demigod whom moral sutler
ing could not touch and who could not he
moved by the sorrows of the heart. This
seems disastrous to the theory which I up
On the contrary, it will sustain it as soon
as we understand the ineaningof the words,
In the long life during which he lost so
many dear to him, the poet hardly ever had
any of those moments of moral dejection or
wept for himself. What he lacked then
was the power to express in the ordinary
way human and individual emotions or the
sensations which assailed him. But tUOM
sensations were not less intense. On the
contrarv, his sensitive nerves without 06M
lug carried floodl of t his increasing centrip
etal vibration which is the true sensitive
ness. Only, understand me well, Instead of
changing them into feeling, weakness or
emotion (to use the right word), he trans
formed them all immediately into work and
literature. Instead of allowing himself to
be Overwhelmed and tortured by these forces
of Sen si bi lit y which were so strong in him,
he carried them outside and coutinually re
turned them under the, form of useful work.
Twice in bis life he suffered most cruet
blows at Villetjuiet , where his daughter
was drowned, with her husband, a week
after their wedding, and on the 2d of De
cumber, when he was exiled.
What did he make out of it 'r Very few
tears or personal agony, but two prodigious
works of Incomparable force of expression
one of grief, the other of indignation.
The second volume of "Contemplations,"
which will make generations weep in his
stead, and those scourging "Chatiments,"
by which so many souls have been roused
to vengeance, Stirred by his flaming verses,
were the results.
Don't you see in this example, not only
carried to an extreme, but to the marvel
ous, the Influence Of work w blob bring- for
getfuluess and annihilates pain. Maurice
de Kleury in lioston Transcript.
Enrourugo Children to Sleep.
Children who are allowed or rather en
couraged to lake a nap in the daytime will
not only sleep just as well at night, but
will sleep much better because of it. Chil
dren who have been accustomed to it, when
for some special reason M i-s necessary to
miss it, become overtired, their DerVSA are
overtaxed, and it is eometimes quite a I rial
of patience to get them quieted for the
night. The little ones need plenty of sleep
and if well will not sleep 'my more than is
good for them. Therefore, I say, let thein
sleep all that tin y will or can, and if your
boy will take a nap during the day until he
is B or 0 years of age he will not In- any tin
worse for it. Rather, in my way of thiuk
fng, he will be a great ileal better for It, SOd
so will the mother that is, if belaaaaotlve
and noisy as the average wee la Idleb. So
don't try to "break up" bis naptiine On
the contrary, encourage him to keep il up
just as long as he will do
RHYMES ABOUT EYES.
Here Isn hnndfiil
Of rhyme SbOttt eye-;
Perchance they ore truthful,
psrehanoe they sre lies.
The critics may flout them
And vow they are wrong.
But a fl for their cciiMire,
And here N tny snng.
Blue eyes for lunii liter.
Blue eyes for love,
Blue eye thut borrow
The u , urt nbove.
O recti eyes fur tflory,
(I ray eyes for t(reed.
Brown eyes for beauty;
Who runs ho may rend.
Calm syct for OOCjfBjM
When contests begin!
Deep eye for daring
And sqatnt eyes for sin.
Men's eye for w i-doin,
Msid! eyes for mirth.
Babes eye for nccrets
Too sacred for earth.
Look BOW and listen, m
The lest rhyme appears;
Ti yon ng ccs ami old eyes
And all eye for tear.
These line thai I've ended
in in rowful wise,
Think yon they are truthful.
Or think you they 're USSt
Bejoan itct in t Incinnati Oommereial Genetta
A Flirtation WtltCll Turned Out WnVrrntly
Thau Tin'y Usually !.
At the summer hotel everything goes,"
said an acquaintance (f mine. We were at
Long I. ranch for a day or two, and at that
particular moment were strolling along the
cliff in the direction Of the iron pier. We
sat down on the turf and hung our feet
over the ledge.
Yes, sir, I've had lots of fun along lu re,
and within 20 steps of this place I got my
self in the worst scrape of my life.''
"Woman'" I stiggc-ted interrogatively.
"Exactly. There were two of them, and
deuced pretty too, It was four years ago.
I had been having a good time with a friend
of mine here and was on t he point of re
turning to New York, when one evening
we were walking along here in just this
way. The two young women were right
ahead and appeared to be in jolly mood. 1
noticed them glancing around atUSOOCO
slonallv as if Inclirul for a flirtation. 1
was always pretty If confident when II
came to sumiuergirl- had 'gall,' my friend
put it and said at once:
Let s p. em up.' My friend lies
Bated a moment) laughed, I lien said. 'All
right go ahead, but it's dinners for four
you don't do itl'
'I 11 have to go you,' said I,
"Well, we quickened our step a
anil I t bought I saw that the girls
down a little. So I walked uptoti.t
taking oil' my hat greeted them a
casual acquaintances I had met In New
York and wound up by requesting permis
sion to Introduce my friend. You know
hOW such things arc done. My friend t ried
to stop me at the last moment, but too
"At first the girls looked very much as
tonlfihed, Then they looked at each other
and giggled. Then they looked at tny friend
and giggled some more. Then the elder
apologized for having forgotten my name.
'Of course,' said she, with a sweet smile, '1
knew your face at once.' Then 1 went
through the form of introducing my friend,
whom the other girl remarked was 'already
known tothem by reputation.' This bold
declaration eased my mind of any misgiv
ings I might have entertained at theftart,
for I thought 'She is a bigger liar than I
am.' The thing now was to win my bet.
Strangely enough, as it seemed to me, my
friend entered into the spirit of the scheme
just as though he wasn't sure to be a loser.
In an astonishing short time he was on fa
miliar terms with the elder lady for I
found within n fuw minutes that they were
really ladies and they were carrying on at
a great rat e.
"The one I was with wasa little shy, but
she was awfully jolly aud seemed to be
just brimming over with fun. Well, 1
sprung a supper on them later, and to tny
astonishment t hey accepted. It was in a
quiet place, and we enjoyed it immensely.
During the entertainment I caught my
friend with his arm around the girl who
sat next to him. At the same moment tny
girl sawit, and my thought was intercept
ed with a blush. The other two seemed
to have some sort of an understanding. 1
really began to feel uncomfortable and
was fast losing confidence in myself, ba
the more 1 saw the, younger the BWeeter
and the more cliarming she appeared. I
began to experience a sort of resentment
that she should be so easily drawn into
such an escapade, of course I laid it on
her elder companion, who sat there brazen
ly with my friend's arm around her. She
at least should know better.
11 'Oh, everything goes at a summer hotel,1
said he, noting a gathering cloud .m my
pretty fairy's brow.
" 'No, it doesn't I" ahe finally exclaimed,
jumping up from the table. This thing
doesn't go any further, Mr. Jack!' And
she called him by his real name. 'And
what's more, 11 is about time you were tak
ing your sister Nellie and me home!'
"Well, sir, you could have knocked me
over with a feather. All the time I bad
thought I was playing them they were play
ing me. But it served me right for being
such a conceited assl
I remarked to the story teller that his ex
perience had probably been followed b
complete recovery, and I shied a. stone into
the Allant 10,
"Recover!' I shall never recover," beau
swered laughingly. ''I married the girl!'1
New York Herald.
A Parados of the Pole.
At the north pole there is only one direc
tion south. One could go south in a:
many ways as there are points on the com
pass card, but every one of these ways is
south; cast and west have vanished. Jh
hour of the day at the pole is a paradoxical
conception, for that point is the meeting
place of every meridian, and the time of all
holds good, ho that it is always anv hour
one cares to mention. Unpunctuallty is
hence impossible but the question grows
complex, and Us practical solution con
No one needs to go to the pole to discover
all that makes that point different from
any other point of the surface. But the
whole polar regions are full of unknown
things, which every arctic explorer of the
right stamp look forward to finding. And
the reward he looks forward to moal li the
approval of the few who understand and
love knowledge for its own sake rather
than t be noisy applause of the crowd who
would cheer him, after all, much is t hey
cheer a winning prizefighter or racehorse
or political candidate. McClure's Mag
The Wisest of Us see things at a givai BX
blbltlon which fdl us with surprise and
questioning. We are sure to see things
which arc m-w to our more or less limited
experience. That is part of the good time.
The snake worm is I he name ot a small
Creature Which w hen alone has almost no
power of locomotion. Large numbers of
them, by forming a close, ropelike OTOCeS
ton, move with ease from place t place.
A Woman says thai S man can walk 40
miles a day and arrive fresh at the cud of
his journey, but he cannot take care of a
baby half an hour without complaining
that he is utterly worn out
Rabbits have bean revived after receiving
a shock of ,aM0 volts and 'u amperes-a
h""rh more poweriui man is given in the
I execution of murderers in New York.
WOMEN IN LITERATURE.
Tiio Distinctive Quality of Femininity Thai
There ued to be in t he literature pro-
dttoed by wtffnen a distinct quality of fem
ininity. It is not SO COinmOtt as it once was,
nltbough names of living writers might W
given Whose work has it. Hut not to excite
the animosity of any who would dislike to
be SjoCUSed Of it, we may safely go to a re
mote past for an example, and we certainly
shall not u'ive offense by recalling the lei
ters of Mme. de Sevlgne, This delightful
Quality which everybody recognises baa a
charm quite distinct from any grace of il y le
as it is usually defined, It Is as Indefinable
ns the charm of a beautiful woman. The
most thai we can say of It is that It is a
note of femininity.
No man. whatever hll SSpi it , or Ids deli
ency, or bis lightness of touch, lias ever
had it, not even the most effeminate among
nun writers. It II a most desirable and
Valuable quality, ami the one quality t hut
women can and men cannot contribute to
literature. In theSe days most women 00B
sldef it a coinp itnent if their anonymous
Writings are t a ken to be t he product ions of
men. And tnenthey are still so ungal
lnnt would be annoyed if this careless
judgment be parsed upon their work,
"Sounds as if it were written by a woman."
It is understandable why women wish to
be thought to write like men on the theory
that literature, like other art, is sexless,
and thai there Is only one standard of ex
cellence. Hut it is not understandable why
women, enfranchised ami come a- an equal
into the kingdom of letl era, should wish to
drop a quality so fascinating and so full of
potency and charm as that we are speaking
of. Practically in her competition with
men she has dropped it. We enoounter it
less and less. And It i a grave question
whether the re-enforoemant of literal are by
an increasing number "f Women who write
so that their productions cannot be distin
guished from t hose of men Is a compensa
tion for the loss of this lovely quality of
Is it necessary that women in gaining
knowledge and skill should saorluOS this
most exquisite expression of woman as
woman that is, the expression of a charm
which Is OUS of the few notes of reminis
cence of our fallen state? it is not effemi
nacy, in the common meaning it is not
lack of virility, but it Is the counterpart of
that quality which Is etymologically strict
ly derived from the word "vir." It, is for
women to say whether literature is to lose
this quality. Charles Dudley Warner in
A wily Dashaad,
A story is told of a well known literary
man and bis wife which would seem to in
dicate t hat not all of the artifice and
Scheming should be put flown to women.
The couple referred to decided to repaper
certain room in their suburban home.
Although apparently simple enough this
undertaking proved to be a difficult one, as
not only was l lie individual and diametric
ally different taste of each of the two to be
consulted, but the paper that was already
upon the walls of an adjoining room had
to be taken into consideration as well.
Again and again did the paper hanger, who
tells the story, come out with his big roll
of samples to t he suburban house, only to
return with the matter undecided, as the
wife was sure to dislike What t lie husband
liked, and vice versa.
t length the husband had a private in
terview with ahe paper banger and suggest
ed that the goi dian knot be cut in this wise:
You bring out the very first roll that
you snowed us, wmcn smteu me, aaviseu
this man whose ingenuity of plot had long
been the admiration ami despair ot the lit
erary guild. .Mrs. won't rememoer
it, and if she docs I shall immediately sav
that I don't like it, that it cla.-hes with the
paper on the other room, and so forth, so
that she will at once declare for it and
nothing else. Then 1 shall yield reluctant
ly but gracefully to her wishes, and the
thing will be settled the way I want it to
The patter hanger did as he was told, and
the lit 1 1c plot having u orked like a charm
that identical paper is la w on t he walls of
the s' living room. -New York Times.
Harrying in iijte.
Some people have very queer views of
mat rimony. i hey allow t he clergyman
to put the double team harness on, and
then tiny begin to kick until they have
smashed the Wagon into kindling wood
rhey solemnly swear to love, honor and
obey, but before the honeymoon Is over it
Is Changed into a vinegar moon. It is the
old story of the monkey and t he parrot , for
the circus begins soon after t lie benediction,
and one of them starts for 1 he divOTOS
courts before the confectioner has been
paid for the wedding c ike.
There are. several illustrations of these
statement a eh we at hand. ne young lady
informs us t hat she had rejected her lover
on three separate occasions, but dually nur
ndered because it was easier t on t in whole,
to marry him than to keep telling hi in I hat
she wouldn't do it. They got into a quar
rel on the way home, and the husband left
his beloved, his prize, his treasure, his
duokllng, in a horse car, while he went to a
Irug store for some arnica and court plas
LOTS is a beautiful thing in its way, but
when it gets Into the finger nails the mar
riage certificate takes flight up the chim
ney. When the man is made of gunpowder
and the wife is an animated Inciter match,
you can predict the future as the old
Thomas almanac used to 4 1 Look out for
thunderstorms about this time" New
Thu Anglo-Snxon Crank.
Of nil cranks the Anglo Saxon crank is
the most eniertaining. because h has an
Idea that be can revolutionise the English
language by throwing out a DUmboi of
words that everybody uses and introducing
in their stead li number thai nobody knows
anything about. T he Anglo-Saxon maniac
has a strong antipathy to all words that
are of Latin or Greek derivation, or in
deed of any derivation at all except Saxon
aud proposes to throw the in, neck and
crop, out of the Bngllab language and sub
stitute English words in their stead. One
of the tribe has recently published little
handbook of the proposed changes, which
la the most am Using tissue of absurdity
ever seen. According to this reformer
electricity siioum ! ureguusv, superan
nuated should be overyear)', democracy
ought to be folkdoiu; criticism, dt emster
hood, and borieosi, sky edge. Kor telegram
he would have us say wirespell, and for
omiiitMis, i i kt nt in. - row ot houses
ought to he hous.-t wins, a quadrangle
should be OUT Wink IS ami an .ippindix,
baiikmaller. Tor the word maguilicuut In
would substitute blghdeeda and a peram
bulator should he a pushwainling. Knthu
siasm should be faithluai, and epidemiOa
mauqualm and an embassador of state
Bpellman. St. Louis Olobe-Ocmocrat.
1 he olliee boy was slow. Very slow, to
catch on to the less agreeable tasks of his
olllce, and be did hot alwa have tin- floor
swept as neat ly as u mmm have ht eii or
the furniture as carefully dusted. Mis em
ployer was good nalured, however, and
fried to leach him by gentle means. The
other UOrnlng he came in, ami the phu
was UU d
"r'rauk." he said to the boy as he nodde
at some paper.- under the desk, "when you
see such t bings iih that on the floor, don't
they suggest something to your"
'Ye. sir,' replied Frank affably.
"What, Prank f"
"That some careless person has Ihh-ii
around t be gsi s, said I rank, aud he got
the bounce from the careless person on the
Bpot.- Ih'tiolt I ice Tress.
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