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THE MAUI NEWS, FRIDAY, MARCH 2, 1917.
ENCrGY Or THE SUN.
Why the Spot Tht Washington
Touohed Could Not Bo 8on.
Among Dr. George Haven Futnam'a
early recollections was a meeting with
Washington Irving. lie tella of It In
his "Memories of My Youth." The
Irving home was near Yonkers and
the Putnam family occasionally visited
their neighbors. Dr. Putnam remem
bers one Sunday afternoon when his
father was busy arranging some of Mr.
It-ring's papers and the old gentleman
took pains to give him some word
about his own childhood. "Ills mother
told him some years later, when he
-was old enough to be Interested In his
torical events and personages, that
when he was a year old the nurse, tak
ing him out In his baby carriage, saw
at the corner of Broadway General
Washington passing by on horseback.
The nurse, holding up the little boy,
called out to the general that here was
a boy that had been named after him.
and she hoped that the general would
be willing to give the boy his blessing
"Little Washlngtons were not so
plenty In 1784 as thoy became In later
years, and the general was quite ready
to delay his ride for the purpose of giv
ing a greeting to his little namesake.
He took the boy up on the saddle and,
placing his hand upou the little one's
head, gave him a formal blessing. I
looked up with Interest at the head
that had been touched by Washington,
and then found myself perplexed at
Mr. Irving's word that I should not see
the spot on which the general's hand
"I spoke to my father afterward
about the incident, and he said, "Why.
you stupid, don't you know that Mr.
Irving wears a wig? "
Very Coromonious They Are With
Their Bows and Speeches.
In Sir Ernest Shackleton's "The
Heart of the Antarctic" there is a
chapter by James Murray, the biolo
gist of the expedition, on those queer
creatures, the penguins. The follow
ing Is an extract:
"Their resemblance to human beings
is always noticed. This Is partly due
to their habit of walking erect, but
there are truly a great many human
traits about them. They are the civ
ilized natives of these regions.
"Emperor penguins are very cere
monious in meeting other Emperors or
men or dogs. They come up to a par
ty of strangers in a straggling pro
cession, some big. important, alder
manic fellow leading. At a respectful
distance from the man or dog they
halt, the old male waddles up and
bows srravely till his beak almost
touches his breast. Keeping his head
bowed, he makes a long speech In a
muttering manner, short sounds fol
lowing In groups of four or five. Hav
ing finished the speech, the head Is
still kept bowed a few seconds for po
liteness' sake, then It is raised, and he
looks In your face to see if you have
understood. If you have not compre
hended, as is usually the case, be tries
again. He Is very patient with your
"Their most solemn ceremonies were
used toward the dogs, and three old
fellows have been seen calmly bowing
and speaking simultaneously to a dog,
which, for Its part was yelping and
straining at its chain In the effort to
get at them."
The Provencal Tongue.
Mistral, the great Trovencal poet,
has been likened to Robert Burns for
the work he did. But Burns' task was
child's play compared with Mistral's.
The Scottish poet found his language
fully grown and completely alive; Mis
tral had to create his means of es
presslon. Provencal had lost every
resemblance to a literary tongue, and
the new poet-patriot had to mold It
afresh, to recreate and to build up on
the ruins left by the vineyard and the
farm. "Our Provencal." said Mistral,
"was a country lass, ragged and wild.'
She is now a wonderfully beautiful
creature, but it Is doubtful whether all
the genius of Mistral can keep her
'alive. The educational reformer in
France does not like such irregular
beauty. Chicago News.
I have always had great sympathy
for newspaper reporters a class of
men generally about equally feared
and criticised. During a large part of
my life since my graduation I have
been brought in constant contact with
the men of this profession. Only on
rare occasions have I suffered at their
hands serious injustice, due either to
deliberate intent or to gross mlsunder
standing. I have generally found them
courteous and considerate, honestly de
sirous of getting the truth and of re
porting It accurately. Abbott's "Hem
lnlacences" in Outlook.
Intensity of the Light and Heat It
Sheds Upon Our Universe.
By a series of curious experiments
scientific men have gained a fair Idea
of the Intensity of light and heat from
the sun as compared with earthly Instruments.
When the sun is at the Eenlth. or di
rectly overhead. Its light is equal to
seventy-five electric lights placed only
three feet from fhe observer. Yet an
electric light is too dazzling for any
one to gaze steadily at It And as com
pared with Slrius, which is the bright
est in the heavens, the light of the sun
is 20.000,000 times more brilliant
The intensity of solar beat on our
globe varies greatly. In a way that sun
light does not the former being affect
ed by locations, altitudes, changes of
the atmosphere and ninny causes.
It has been estimated, however, that
the total quantity of heat which the
earth receives from the sun each year is
enough to melt a layer of ice covering
the entire globe and having a thick
ness of a hundred feet
But tliis la only a very small portion
of the whole amount of hent given out
bv the sun. The total solar heat Is
enough to melt every day a layer of
Ice ton and oue-hnlf miles thick, about
the entire sun. or, to take Professor
Tyndall's comparison, the sun's heat
emitted In one hour Is equal to that
produced by burning a seam of coal
slstccn and one-half miles thick. Phil
To Have Been In Prison Is a Mark of
Culture In Nigeria.
In the land of the Niger, says Mr. P.
Amaury Talbot in the London Times,
little or no stigma attaches to Jailbirds.
In fact prison residence is often re
garded as conferring the mark of cul
ture and distinction. The last gover
nor of Southern Nigeria once compli
mented a chief of the Interior on his
knowledge of English, to which the
man replied with a proud air: "Of
course I be tit to talk English mouth!
I learn all that when I live long time
Such residence Is Indeed looked npou
as giving a sort of official status. At
Calabar some prisoners were out clean
ing the road when a clerk, dressed In
the height of fashion, high collar, pat
ent leather boots and the smartest of
suits, went by. In passing he flicked
one of the bending laborers with a lit
tle swagger cane he was carrying
At once the aggrieved party sprang
erect "What!" be exclalmeO. witn
splendid contempt "You dare touch
met You factory man! Look-a me I
Here he pointed to the brond arrows
prominently displayed over his simple
vest and loin cloth. "I be government
man! See hereP'
And the dandy passed on thoroughly
The Fattest Race.
How is It that the Danes as a race
are fat rrolessor lyae states mai
from one end of Denmark to the
other you will not Ond a really thin
man." And he gives rather a quaint
reason for It "The growth of dairy
farming in Denmark tends to make
men lazy The private houses adjoin
the byres, which are kept at a nni
formly warm temperature, and the
people are employed in warm build
lugs, living cnietly ou milk and cereals
The men get so lazy that they will not
take the trouble to cut up their food.
And then comes this delightful con
elusion: "This state of things has pro
duced a nation of housewives wno ex
cel all others in varieties' of sand
niches, which can be munched all day
long." And thus is produced the fattest
race In Europe, and we get a hint for
a real rest cure - Manchester uuaraian
Treating a Corn.
Whether a corn is treated at dome or
by a chiropodist, the treatment Is the
same It consists of applying to the
surface an acid (the moat commonly
used being sallcyllei mixed with col
lodion and ether. The ether evaporates.
leaving a layer ot collodion lo hold the
acid while this does its work. After
applying this regularly for four or Ave
days the foot Is soaked in hot water.
when the corn can be picked out In
one piece, leaving a bole, which quick
ly fills up. Some chiropodists eat the
corn out by repeated applications of
nitric acid, picking away the parts of
the corn destroyed at each treatment
Every 0W yon cut a corn yourself
you run the risk or blood poisoning.
New York World
Regret is a dangerous thing. You
let a little one no bigger than a mus
tard seed Into your heart, and before
you know it you've hatched out a
whole brood. Everything is woven
into a pattern of the whole, and the
Lord knew the figure ha had in mind
A little four-year-old, a most attrac
tive little fairy, suddenly lost Interest
In Sunday school. She bad enjoyed so
much learning about Moses that her
mother could not understand the
change of attitude.
"Why don't you want to go, daugb
ter?" she asked.
"Ob," was the astonishing reply, "1
don't 'ike to go to Sunday school since
Moses died."-Woman's Home Com
Her Telltale Lips.
have been kissing
"You have no tight to say that.'
clared the girt
"Then 1 withdraw tt But 1 pre
ferred to believe that than to think
yon bad been chewing tobacco."
"What did your wife say when she
saw you dance three tlmea with that
pretty young woman?"
"Nothing. She Just bolted the par
ty." Detroit Free Press.
Better to Admonish.
. . vi i it la nptfpr to Mfimnnisn man to re
ins oingia i ngugnt, t - -
Stella Were you two souls with but proacli. for tuw oue is mild and frlend
a single thought? Bella That was ly. the other harsh and offensive. The
Just the trouble; be wanted to stay one corrects the faulty; the other only
atngle.-New York Sun. convlcU them.-Eplctetua.
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