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An Afncient Legend of the Sun From
the South Seas.
One of the most picturesque legends
connected with the solar beams is that
told in the islands of the south Pacific,
where sunbeams are known as "the
ropes of Maui." It is related that ill
former times the sun god lia was uot
so regular in his habits as he is today.
In fact, he caused the south sea island
ers much nnnoyan by setting in the
morning or at 110011 or at oilier inop
portune ti&es, just when his light was
needed for the daily tasks of mankind.
The great hero Maui undertook to
cure him of these erratic habits, and
the first step was to make the sun god
prisoner. This was accomplished by
laying a series of six snares made of
strong cocoanut fiber along the sun's
path in the sky. When the deity next
rost from Avaiki. or the land of ghosts,
the first noose encircled him. but slip
ped down and only caught his feet the
second slipped, too. but caught the sun
god's knees
the third caught arounl
his hips.
Still Ha pressed on. scarcely ham
pered by these contrivances. The
fourth noose tightened around his
waist, the fifth under his arms, and
finally the sixth and last caught him
around the neck and almost strangled
him. Then the sun god confessed him
self vanquished and in fear of his life
promised Maui that he would in future
adjust his daily journeys more in a*
cordance with the comfort aud conven
ience of mortal men.
Ra was then allowed to proceed on
his way, but Maui prudently declined
to take off the ropes, which may still
be seen hanging from the sun at dawn
and when he descends into the ocean
at night.. Hence he islanders say. when
they behold the beams radiating from
the sun, "Tena te Taura a Maui"—"See
the ropes of Maui." Philadelphia In
Curious Pranks of a Tortuous New
England Stream.
Westerners tell of the queer behavior
and changes of course indulged in by
the Missouri river, and Texaus aver
that for pure cussedness and genera
fickleness no stream of water can ap
proach the Ulo Grande. There is. how
ever, a stream in New England where
of the rest of the country hears little
and which should in justice be accord
ed a place in the list of queer behaving
bodies of water.
This is the North river in Massachu
setts. It has its source in a pond near
Hanson, whence it proceeds in a tortu
ous course to the sea at Scituate. Now,
the distance by air line from Ilanson to
Scituate is only ten miles, but by the
North river it is forty.
New Hnglauders aver that when the
tide is c«iining in the North river runs
upstream, and not only that, but the
upper part of it, which is fresh water,
also runs up. Thus this queer stream
presents the strange spectacle of a
fresh water river proceeding uphill.
The North river's claim to eccentric
ity is uot, however, limited to this fact.
It is so crooked that it doubles on itself.
At one spot near Hanover this river, by
accomplishing three loops, moves to
ward the sea for a distance of only
fifty feet and wanders about for a dis
tance of about fifteen miles in d»ing it.
In November, 1898, the North river
got very cantankerous. It moved its
mouth three miles to the northward,
thus making a present to the town of
Marshiield of a deep harbor. In so do
ing it killed three men and converted
many thousand acres of good meadow
land into a salt marsh.
Historically the North river is of note
as being the scene of the last Indian
raid on the coast settlements.—Phila
delphia Record.
The Stationer.
"Stationery" has etymologically as
much to do with standing as has "sta
tionary." "'he original stationers, or
stationary, were so called because they
sold their books upon stalls or "sta
tions"—in London round about old St
Paul's cathedral, in some cases against
the walls of the cathedral itself. This
is one of the many trades the names of
which have no direct allusion to the
commodities sold. "Grocers," for in
stance, were so called either because
they sold "en gros." wholesale, or be
cause they were "engrossers," monop
olizers.—London Chronicle.
When Cruelty Isn't Cruelty.
The magistrate of the department of
Seine-et-Oise, in France, once gave a
de cision in a claim of cruelty to a
horse which is remarkable as a legal
subtlety. The law provides that the
offense is punishable only when com
mitted in public. If the sore is covered
by the collar, he holds, the offense is
not committed in public. If it is not
Covered by the collar there is no cruel
ty. In either event the case must be
onsfsr Labor Demonstration, Trsiias
Council and Affiliated Un
ions Will March
Robert Corley, Talented Labor Speaker Will Address The
Public In Front of the Court House.
On Saturday night the Co-operative Trades and Labor Council
with all its affiliated labir unions will hold a monster parade and dem
onstration in front of the Court House. Arrangements were made ir
the last few days to give the demonstration and to have Robert Corley
deliver the address to the striking machinists. Corley is one of the
best and most talented speakers on the.labor question in ti e country
and all union men and the friends of labor should hear him. The pa
rade will start from Trrdes Council hall, corner Secord and Courts
streets promptly at 7:30. The city oand has been secured to furnisl
the music and they will lead the parade. Don't, fail to be in line and
swell the crowd The official branding of the scabs will be one of the
features of the demonstration and all shouM ear it.
Money Making Trees That Grow In the
Poorest Kind of Soil.
The cork oak is a kind of jack at all
trades among trees, and its service in
dicates well tlie kind of new freedom
that, trees may give us by their new
helpfulness if we will just give them
a chance. If the garden of Eden story
had been written in Spain or Portugal
I think the fortunate couple would
have been placed in possession of a
cork forest. If a man in either of
these countries has a forest of good
cork trees you will lind him in Madrid,
Lisbon or Paris. His cork forest wrks
for him, and he stays in town.
Cork trees grow on the rockiest and
poorest land. The poorer the land the
finer the quality of the cork. Every
eight or ten years the outer bark is
stripped from the trees to furnish the
ever more highly prized cork of com
merce. P»y dividing the land up into
blocks this decennial harvest will pro
duce a fairly regular income.
These same oak trees produce acorns,
often heavily, which are sold to some
farmer, who drives his herds of lean
hogs into the forest, where they har
vest the acorns and turn them into
salable meat. A Portuguese hog is ex
pected to gain two pounds a day for
ninety days when acorns are ripe.
More than this, there is beneath the
oak trees some herbage lit for goats to
oat. Thus the cork forest owner in Lis
bon gets income from three contrac
tors—the cork stripper, the pork raiser
and the goat raiser. And with care
the forest lasts forever. The individual
cork tree is good f'r a hundred years
or more, after which it is a fine big
salable tree, with enough young ones
near it to take its place when it is
gone to market. In Portugal a cork
tree, ready for its third stripping. Is
considered worth $25. When in full
bearing an acre of these oaks will
yield from one to three tons of cork
at a stripping, now worth about $70
a ton to the v, Most of this Is
profit The pork is profit. It is the
common rule that the- income from
the pasture pays the small cost of
caring for the forest. .1 Itussell Smith
in Country Geutlem ,,n
To Be Well Dressed Means to Be At
tired In Good Taste.
is i
subject frequently in the
minds of inauy. Some think too much
about it and some not enough. No one.
however brilliant in ability, even a
"genius." can afford to be care less in
this ma( !••.-. "He is best dr--ed," says
Trollope, whose dress n one ob
serves." Little touches of individuality
in one's clothing are well, but it is not
in the best taste to adopt any peculiar
striking style that will make people in
the street turn their heads for further
One should beware of extremes in
fashion. Means and occuimtioii should
be considered in choosing h,ii to wear.
Even the poorest garmei i clean, in
order and properly worn, jihe a good
impression of the wearer. Women
should give sufficient attention to dress
to decide what is suitable for the time
and occasion and that it is rightly ad
justed and no further attention.
To be well dressed is a passport,
opening doors otherwise closet!.
To be lavishly dressed betokens a
shallow mind. It would appear that one
thought his clothes the better part of
him. Even children's dress should be
thought of with care. Their elothin
should not prevent free action in their
play. Nor should it be so rich as to
give them an idea of superiority to chil
dren less expensively dressed and so
make snobs of them.
The carefully dressed man shows
more self respect than the sloven,
Youthful Observer.
The New Parson—Well. I'm glad to
tear you come to church twice every
Sunday. Tommy—Yes. I'm uot old
enough to stay away yet.—London
Right at Home.
Sometimes it is hard to find the city
of happiness, but it will narrow the
search if you remember that it is in the
state of mind.—Youth's Companion.
The foundations of justice are that no
one shall suffer wrong: then that the
public good shall be promoted.—Cicero.
Good luck Is but another name for
common sense.
Matter of Endurancw.
"My dear," said Mr. Hawkins to his
better half the other evening, "do you
know that you have one of the best
voices in the world?"
"Indeed?" replied the delighted Mrs
H., with a flush of pride at the compli
ment. "Do you really think so?"
"I certainly do," continued the heart
less husband "otherwise it would have
been worn out long ago!"—Philadelphia
McMahon's Weekly Strike
The developments in the strike
situation have been much of Mich a
nature as to indicate that there is
immediate prospect o? an adjust
ment. As a number of business
men whose interests have been
greatly injured results of the
Strike have made a complete failure
their efforts to secure some con
sessions of the emplovers. The of
ficers of the union have been reli
ably informed that wLen one of the
leading business men of the city
pproached several of the shop
owners, for the purpose of ind«.cin^
them to agree *o a settlement, ht
was plainly given to understand
that the manufacturers would re
sent any interference in this strug
gle by the retail merchants. In ad
dition to this some of the manu
facturers were very insulting and
overbearing in their atti'.ude, thus
discouraging an honest eflbrt on
the part of the business men to re
store harmonious relations between
mployer and employe. The offi
:ia!s of the union have taken a po
sition that they are willing to con
fer and reason out with any legiti
mate committee of 1 usiness men or
others with a view to restoring
uorjial conditions in the city. In
aking this position the officials of
he union want it distinctly under
stood that this Hi1: ,i not be taken
as an evidence weakness n
heir pa:t, but on the contrary it is
simply adopted as a tnaUer of piin
The aciiuu
:u ap­
pointing deputies i.j act as guards
•f strikebreaker, i-- resented by the
i' n M'iki.-, well as by all
uher union iue: n ci We
are info med by e .t s u s the
it of Common Fleas have gran
restraining order of a very
sweeping character which in tffect
would have a very detrimental ef
feet upon the strikers in their ef
forts to properly acd ffectively
plants the various
shops on strike. -Measures how
ever have been k
restraininp order
event of failun to i.
•Beans be auwp't
ibout a succi s:-'ul pick
sit ua. ion in ait shops is very satis
factory from a labor union stand
point. Tl'cre has been no deser
tions n aiy of the Fhops from our
ranks, however, a few strike break
?rs who are not members of the
union were requested to return to
the Niles plant and we are very
well pleased that tin huve uj
plied with our request.
t* e
1! re
The 'jci .ijc, ot Ma Hinklt i:
-tppomUijg iii.y citize-.-s the ei.v
as special policemen i is met with
r: approve! of organized labor
I cation ar- that the men on
strik: will leceive fair considera
tion from the newly appointed po
lice force. In conclusion I de.sire
o say that I have had charge of
'arge number of strikes in various
pirts of 'he country but of no case
where ih prospects seemed as
bright to wianing as they d® in
his city. Organiz 1 labor wi
successfully Huance struggle
tnd manufacturers who are unde
the impression that this cannot be
done have huge surpT i ls in store
fr-r thorn.
Change In Pennsylvania Trains
Tia Westbound due at Hi: 1 i
m. will be due at 10:15 p. m.
Tra'n 40, Kastbound due at 5:25
i. will be changed to No. due
ai 5 50 a. m.
Train 12, E°stboui now due at
5:50 a. m. will be due at t:15 a.
Train 16, Eastbound due at 6:52
a. tn. will be due at 6:40 a. m.
Also, effective November 21
The Southland," an all steel
through train, daily, carrying
sleeping, observation, diaing
and coaches, will run from Hamil
ton to Jacksonville Florida.
Time haunted her. She laughed ai
him, she resorted to a thousand devices
whereby to discomfort him, but he was
not to be shaken off. At length she
lost her temper.
"Can't you see." she flared out reluc
tantly, "that there's uo
for you
where beauty dwells?"
"There is always," 'line rejoined
touching hi.s scythe significantly, "room
for one mower."—Boston Herald.
A Hard Job.
One of the hardest jobs 1 know of is
to take a ride, when you're feeling nice
and sociable, in a left band drive ma
chine with a fellow who is deaf In tin
right ear and has to stop the car and
turn his head toward you every tirm
vou make a remark to bim.—Farm Life
Feast That Follows the Capture
a Turtle In Madagascar.
Some of the turtles of Madagascar
are oval in form and very fat and
plump others are much thinner and
flat. In order to catch them the na
tives go out to sea hi the early morn
ing when the ocean is very smooth and
the turtles come to the surface to en
Joy their morning nap. They use a
kind of harpoon about twelve feet long,
shod with a piece of barbed iron and
attached to a strong rope a couple of
hundred yards in length. The fishers
approach the sleeping animal with
great care, says James Sibree in "A
Naturalist In Madagascar," for when
it is struck it dives down immediately,
and the fisherman, if he refuses to let
go the rope, dives with it, so he tries
to make the first blow a mortal one.
As soon as the turtle is caught the
captors make for the shore, and all the
people gather to share in the feast.
No one Is allowed to bring anything
from a house to the spot. The animal
must be wrenched open and cut in
pieces with the knives that belong to
the canoe. It must be
in sea
water in its own suen nua servea in
scoops or other vessels from the canoe
or in pieces of turtle shell. None of
the flesh can be taken into a house to
be cooked or eaten there. All these
and several other precautions are an
cestral customs, and if they were not
religiously observed the turtles would
disappear, according to universal be
The natives of the northwest, coast
give a curious account of a flsh that
they call the bamby. which is about as
long as a man's arm and as big around
as a man's thigh. Its dorsal On, they
say, is like a brush, and it is smeared
with a sticky liquid not unlike glue.
When it catches another fish it holds
it with this sticky brush, and the cap
tive cannot get away. The people
make use of this peculiarity in their
own fishing. When they have caught
a ham by they conliue it in a light cage,
which they fasten in the sea. They
feed the hamby daily with cooked rice
or small fish, and when they want to
use it they tie a long cord around its
tail and follow in a canoe. When it
fastens on a fish they pull it in and
seize the spoil for theroselvoa
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Petroleum Fields.
Probably the first printed reference
to the petroleum industry on the Pa
cific coast was made in 1."09, when "De
Las Drojas De Las Indias" appeared.
It was translated in 13'JG by John
Frampton, in London, who gave the
book the title, "Joyfulluewes Out of
the New-Found World." His transla
tion of that portion of the work relat
ing to petroleum follows:
"Of a gum me that is taken out from
under the grounde.
"In the Collao being a country of
Peru, there is a Province which doth
not beare any tree or Plante, because
the Grounde is full of Gummes. and
from this grounde the Indians take out
a Licour, that serueth them to heale
many diseases, and to take it out they
use it in this manner.
"They make of the Earth certeyne
Sesternes very greate, and set them
upon timber, or Canes, and underneath
they put a thing, that may receive the
Licour, which commeth out of them,
and they place them in «he Sunue. and
in tine
1 i—m-T-iia,-
wiai me neate and strength thereof
the Gumme Is melted or the lieour
which the Earth hath, and the Ses
ternes remayne without any Licouf,
whiche profiteth too make fire of, for
In that place there are no Trees, nor
anye other thing to make fire of: and
it Is an euill light, for its casteth out
black Smoke, and an horrible smell,
and for all this, seeing that they have
no-nother thing to make fire of, they
take a paynes with it
"The Licour whiche commeth foorth
of it, profiteth for many diseases, and
especially when they depende of colde,
or colde causes. It taketh away any*
griefe of the sayde cause, and all
swellinges which come thereof: they
heale with it woundes, and all euilles
which the Sarana, and the Tacambacft
doo heale. That whiche they sent me.
Is of a red colour, somewhat darken
and it hath a good smell."—Argonaut.
Plot Mercenary.
Mr. Gottrox—Sly daughters, young
man, are both worth their weight in
Suitor—The fact that I am asking
you for the smaller one proves, at any
rate, that I am not mercenary.—CW-

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