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THE STANDARD MAGAZINE SECTION OGDEN, UTAH, AUGUST 1 I k. . 1 ' i I I Woian I After Successiuily I Standing Off Hotel Manager for Half a Year, Keeping Him From Collecting Debts LsLsH Since the days of Becky Sharp gfesijM tvw persons have trioil to live on BP&ifB nothing: a year Thi; few have been SatE unsuccessful, but as Car as can lc KSreiiJ learned the one who came nearest jaSiSgS! to success was Mrs. Lllliun Horn gMffisfli Koenig, who for mans' months kept Ejwfl Lyman T. Hay, manager of the BlK&jjjjH hotel where she was staying, from MyBfl collecting her board and room rent. LfjSnftfjsB "Now he says I'm craisy.V said the ifjPftjSrW disgusted Lillian Horn Koenig 8mEX1 Mrs. Koenig Is h widow and rath- jgSjjljB er good looking Being a widow the adjective wealthy was attached to the forepart of her name, as It is customarj In speakinp: oi widows lo either class them as poor widows or wealthy widows. Thuse who have ever read about h plain widow without reference to her poverty or wealth speak up. It might be good advice to all widows to get the prefix wealthy at- V tached to their names as quickly as possible, for that will aid thorn ma terially In living on nothing a year. At least It aided Mrs. Koenig. The mm I I ... ta Rlvs. LILLIAN HORN A'i KOENIG and Lyman T. Hay. facts of the case arc that Mrs. Koenig was only a little bit wealthy, die had a lot of propel ty but the property was tied up and hard to realize cash upon Therefore, she was the same as poor. That didn't niako much difference to Mrs. Koe nig, however She was sorry she c ould not cash In on her estate rleht away, but that was the mis fortune of the man she had chosen lo hoard her The man was Lyman T. Hay. manager of the Hotel Jef ferson. Unlike Becky Sharp, who had It figured out that she never did have to pay any bills, Mrs. KoenlR sim ply wished to put off payment until such time as she could afford to pay up. She entered the hotel and regis tered. She looked as though sho was good for any kind of a bill the management wished to send to her, so the clerk sent her to a good room. She paid her bills for a while and then quit, The statements were sent to her regularly, but she happilv sljmeJ the bills for her meals In the (lin ing room and hurned the statements r II lor them a way in her trunk for souvenirs. What was the use of paying when you haven't the mon ey, was her attitude. Furthermore, what's the use of paying when yoa don't have to. When Oet-Kb h-Qutck Walllng ford of recent fiction wished to break Into fame as a rich man so he could win the confidence of those he wished to defraud, he wore diamond rings, paid out fat tips, but paid nary a cent Tor bills What was the use. "If you look as though you were rich they will be clad to hoard you for nothing." was Walling ford's at titude, and it worked line, according to the fiction. Mrs Koenig ma not have had .-my such theories about the matter. Sho never disclosed them, If she diii She simply did not pay he-- biiu, while she continued to eat plenty of loud and laid up Strength for a rainy' day. Then the rainy day came. Lyman T Hay ordered the man under him to tell Mrs. Koenig she must pay up or get out. Sin- said she couldn't get out be cause she had no other place to which to go. Furthermore, she wrote to Hay that she was perfectly satisfied where she was. The manager looked the letter over carefully, reading every word. M VGEK FAILS To HI I l 111 THOUGHTS. Whatever the real thoughts of the manager were, it is hard to say. He didn't change his expression, so the bellboys could notice, and he didn't een whistle as he read the letter Neither did he say "Gosh!" It Is recorded, however, that he tried to arruc with the woman and persuade her to leave. He also sent clerks to argue with her when he realized she was firm and would not depart. The clerks asked her to o in peace. She told them to quit annoying her. Then they presented her a bill for more thnn half a thou sand dollars. She threw the bill aw ay. "1 think Mr. Hay is real mean." she said, "He ought to be glad to have me board with him for noth ing. I am worth that much to the hotel. I will not leave. In fact, ho oujrht to pay me for remaining Again I say, I will not go " The clerks called a patrolman. The patrolman ejected her. but not until after she had a real light with the clerks. After being placed on the street In front of the hotel she continued to insist she should he al lowed to remain in the hotel and wis taken to police headquarters. Liter she was taken into police court to be fined She was freed, however, on condition she would keep the peace "All right." she said. "I'll be good, but 1 want my clothing." She went to the hotel and demanded her clothing, but failed to get It. The trouble was she wante.i only a change of clothing and the clerks wanted her to take all. She insist ed on getting into the room and chanse her clothing. That right was denied. That was the first Mrs. Koenig learned of the difficulties of living on nothing a year. Prloi to that time all bad been easy. One e0uld do It ir they only kept up their bluff at being wealthy enough. She had failed in one particular point. That was when she confessed she was poor. Mad she only kept up the Im pression she was rich but did not m NO MAN CLEVER ENOUGH TO DECEIVE HIS THUMB AMD IT TELLS THE CHARACTER mEI The thumb confesses tbe man: no raHwB man is clever crouch to deceive hi gfluSjl thumb. For all this, it has been dl- KngH vided into three parts, typifying the jgjsSpB three qualities that master tho EBjflBfjB world will logic and love. BgBflBSB The first or nail phalange slgni- BBjaWHB ncs will: Die second, logic; thf BgHaliB1 third, whit, h is the boundary of tho kSShH Mount of Venus, love. When the HESehI thumb is unequally developed, and mmmHS (he first phalange xtreraely long, B&HaH It is neither love or logic that gOV- wnHHl srns the Individual, but merely fi809H sheer will. If the middle phalange HEShH he much longer than the first, rea- 539eI "on predominates, yet the man mav HsiHB not have the power to will himself HMH to do that which his reason dictates jSHBpfl When the third phal inge is long SflHEH and the thumb is short, man is re- H vealcd as the slave of the senses HHH guided neither by will nor fflHSH If the thumb be supple-jointed Hw9 the Individual la easy-going, spend- flHK thrift, careless Of time, money, HH energy, opportunity and ell things. MKjfll, If it be firm-jointed he Is cautious, mBH Watchful, keen, diplomatic, tireless RHH in claiming, confident and sure of success, self-poised and self-con-t rolling. Sourvuroff, celebrated for the strength of his will, Denton, that magnanimous soul, who took upon himself the disgrace of a crime to save his Country; Galileo, Socrates. Newton, Leibnitz. Bt Simon, Four ier, Owen those- profound rcason rs, those bold innovators had In falllbly very small thumbs. Vol talre, the man of the world, whose heart was subject to his brain, had enormous thumbs. The Intimate psychic connection between tho mind and the thumb, revealed b) science in a thousand phasen, makes it folly to den that tho thumb is tho thermometer of character and the barometer of ni"iiiiil health. Specialists In nervo disease, by an examination of the thumb, can tell If the patient is affected or likely to bo affected by paralysis, is the thumb signals this trouble long before It Is aallablc In any other part of the body. If the dan ger symptoms are evidenced there an operation is performed on what Is known as the "thumb center" of tho brain, and the disorder is often removed, The success of the opera tion can be told, too. by the changed condition of the thumb. No matter how carefully the In dividual may attempt t" conceal in cipient Insanity, the thumb will re veal It infallibly. It Is the one sore test. If the patient in his daily work permits the thumb to stand at right angle to tho other fingers or to fall listless into the palm, taking no part in his writing, his handling of thlnirs, his multiform duties, not articulating with tho others, but Standing isolated and sulky, it is ::n unanswerable con fession of mental disease. Bom Idiots come Into the world without thumbs, or with them pow erless and inert, which is natural, because where the substance Is ab sent the symbol m:st fall. Until they arrive at a time when a ray of intellect comes to their aid they constantly keep their hands with the fingers above the thumb, the mind develops with the body, tho thumb In Its turn shuts over the fingers. Tho epllepti. ?, In their fits, shut tho thumb before the lingers, which signifies that that malady, which is experienced before being felt, reaches the principle by which we think before that bj which wo feel. At the approach . of death the thumb of the dying, as taken with some vague fear, takes refuge under the linger, Which announces the near end. Man alone, because he has a thumb that la to sviy. reason knows death. "The thumb," says D'Arpcntlngny, "Individualizes the hand." On the ball or cushion-like surface of the two Joints of the thumb, a In deed on the other lingers, there Is seen a kind of spiral formed by fine grooVes in the skin. Theae are alike in no two individuals. Na ture never duplicates those mark ings. Examining even .1 thousand million thumbs would show them all to be distinct and different. Individ ualized by some Infinitesimal var iation, these markings never change from birth to death, and (he right thumb dlfu-ra from tho left. The Chinese do not take photo graphs of their criminals. They merely force them to press their thumbs on a piece of white paper covered With -aniline dye, India Ink or similar substance. The resultant impressions are stored away, class ified and brought out years after, if necessary, to identify i suspected person with one who has alreadl received his diploma for crime. In many parts of the empire thumb marks are used on passports, for they cannot be counterfeited or their passport used by anyone but the rightful owner A few years ago. In the course of transit between New York and New Orleans an express packet of paper money had been opened and ?22,500 of the original amount had been abstracted) Two of the seals had been bsoken and om- had been resealed by thumb pressure. The solution of the mystery baffled tho most Ingenious work of the best detectives until, In despair, the mat It r was referred to an expert in handwriting ami other methods of identification. Noting tho faint Im pression of the thumb on the mid dle seal, be obtained wax Impree slons of the thumbs of all the of ficials of the particular express company through whose hands ths Picket was known to have passed ' hese Impressions were photograph ed and enlarged and one of thorn loarly agreed with the thumb Im pression seal of the broke,, enve OPe. The thumb m.nrk of one of Hie most trusted officials of the company thus betrayed him, and ho was prompt arrested, trlod con victed and sentenced. 1 Dinner on Approval "Beg paraon, s,r." id the stew IS: slr?-may 1 b"nc ynu sen?,h 1 "'!eiJS qo'" Te th Paa- h I J!'5, ? h0 a out across the founding deep , B , can bring me one on approval' stwwi '" '.? Blr'" pPated ti-e stew. .id. ,Ud you say 'on an provai,' sir?" p : yf's" , Proved the pas.senKer weakly. -You see. r may not want to keep it. wlh to pnv tho bill all would have been well. As it was. everybody ,,, , lded she was insane and she was ordered locked up temporarily hilo comeone else was given charge of tn-r estate to in:mage for her. "That sounds entirely unlike the ad of an Insane woman," wid ne U of the alienists whose advice was n..i asked in 1 ourt. 'That sounds -more like the shrewd hem In g of F' u an of affairs. Shd gently knows what ho la doine 1 talked with he.- a short time and have ds- sjj elded h" ! kCf mentally, only not Intend to --bow 11 at iho present time This Is a game of hers, and It is a shrewd on- -Mrs. Koenig, in my opinion, realized sho wa-s short of fundi.. She decided to cover up and do It quickly 1 She saw she could not realise money on her Investments for some time. There was only one thing to do, and that was to get , rt rlit until business loosened up a little She did not wish to sell her holdings at a loss during time of semibiisiness Inactivity. "She then went to one of ihe iest hotels at hand and began to iie In the best of circumstances. Sho couldp t hae worked the game in a rhe.no hotel. She would have been branded as n poor widow and v. ould have been thrown out f the hotel II iht- first week. By picking 1 : 1 hotel sh was able to keep from paying for half a year. That was not finite enough to tide her over the dull period. That doesn't round a little bit like the machinations of a razy woman " The Grans Nnt. Every ngc has Its own name for j him, bul essential!) he remained tbe , .me, nn'll a subversive twentieth 1 century produced nils negative) dandy, whose dandyism consists in an affectation of the slovenly, a de alal of the elegant. His very or thography lacks precision, for we knoW not whether bis Intthil be "K" or "S." Our "nut" has no etyle at all, only mannerism, which fs the death Of style The loose drab clotttllng th.it .nmo in With speed, speed of earth or air, may account In some measure for th nut These brown husks w know, cbntaln a kernel that is man; bi t bis godlike shape fl disguised quite as much as woman's has been revealed by receni fashion Nuts are frequent devotees Of vi carious 'norgl?'.lnj;. and their chronic roundness of shoulder Is the eternal sign of a strenuous life and of a body perpetually arched over the K tr ilnsr wheel. And hi' lltib- sort hat; Jammed jealously over his eyes, tells of continual battling with the breeze of speed Set low. with hunched shoulders and neck out stretched, In his gray torpedo of a racing car. he has no use for ele gance. He Is merely concerned that his flopplness he expensive Having curtailed space, he forces his speech to a more than tele graphic hrevltv. That which to slower men Is absolutely impossible he regards as "abso Imposs." The rlsrlit use of the clipped vocabulary is a thing not to be easily learned. Of his sister, the female nut. who shall dare to write? She Is nn Imi tation, an exaggeration. lacking the charm of n spontaneous growth, (lolf links know her and country houses. She calls for ' pess" at on timely hours of the morning, and has a mouthful of Strange oaths. To one brand of cigarettes she has sworn allegiance, and if you offer her another she varies the ancient adjuration "my aunt'"' with nn ap peal lo ' my godmother!" which she thinks most raklshlj profane. To the car she Is as much devoted as her brother, wi'h whom she wran gles for its n'-.Mielon and she knows, roughl) how .o drive It Menaced Skyscrapers. "Quit huildinsf 'sky scraper-.' iA Was the advice slr.-n to the const n 1 bn of the National Association of Building Owners and Managers by Franklin N. Wentworth of Boston. Mr Wentworth. Who Is secretary of the National Fire Protpetion As sociation, declared that excessively hih buildincrs are becomlncr a men ace to the larger cities of the coun t ty. "It Is ?nitl th.nt tne up and down traffic on the elevators of Neil York I'itv is nlinost as ureat as the horl zontal traffic," said' he. "New York I itf h;is been very fortunate. No disaster more horrifying could be Imagined than hnt .vhich would occur If New Vork City should have an earthouak- j si enough of 8 shock to break water mains and gas mains and to snap electric lead's. 'Dirt loss of life would be appalling. "Imagine the panic that would occur if such a disaster came dur ing the rush hours when 100. COO persons would be In the subways or uh,n panic-stricken occupants or great buildings were attempting to make th- ir waj .town to the ground, The skyscrapers have made tht subway a necessity. A great confla gration, such as iii possible in New Vork. WOUld I riu? Ihe Same dUas- A trous results as an earthquake and PK choke the subways. ' New York is beginning to realize he menace and steps art being tak n to limit the height of buildings" """ l Cities not limited In space as New York should set a nmu on "' height of buildings. it (-.l)ea 'v ' - t an greater l0 , high buildings.'' A Suit From FJ. The courts have nasae'd ,,,.r ., Qusstion 01 aamsVS; 01 .ewafiw1 ;,;-r:,;i" living m 0mantown! pwfadelDW - heavj damages ?rom l- 1 Uy for hi illness whioh 1 he "as caused "til m tf" "" through his var.l -h, 1 . ,low," bj -?wagehfroh;dh " by . typholc fvSkit SH def. nse relled pro,,, lh , rJW Pgilltia .had neher C m no! bathed In the stream, but ai mn mologlst convinced the jEL f,!!! If had contr ,d the ..s ihrough the medium of S'ea ftSS! had tarried the Infecfion from IS trearn to the food exuoj . visits In his house d l th I