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Thft dalles Daily Chronicle.
Entered at the PofetodJce at Toe Dalles, Oregon
as second-class matter.
THE STORMY PETREL.
Queer Superstitions or Old Sailors About
' One of the best known of the sea
birds is the stormy petrel. It is
oftenest seen during storms flying
.above the waves in search of the shell
fish and other small animals that are
brought to the surface by the tempest,
says St. Nicholas. The sailors call
petrels "Mother Carey's chickens,"
and do not view them with much favor,
owing to their being constant compan
ions of storms. "Jack" thinks that
rough weather may be expected when
.he sees petrels about and is not quite
sure that they do not in some way
cause the tempest. Yhen the bird is
on the lookout for its prey it seems to
walk on the water. Hence the sea
men of olden time, in allusion to the
Apostle Peter's walking on the water,
" called the bird petrel, from the Latin
Petrellus, "Little Peter."
So far from the sailor being super
stitious as to the "capture of another
kind of petrel, the cape pigeon, which
is of black-and-white color and about
the size of a tame pigeon, I have
known "Jack" to take a hand occa
sionally in capturing them as. a bit of
recreation during a dog-watch.
In southern latitudes the cape pig-eons
follow a ship in thousands. A
common bottle cork is tied to the end
of a piece of thread and trailed astern
so that the cork touches the water.
This gives the required tautness to the
As the birds fly in clouds from side
to sid e astern some of them constantly
strike the thread with their wings and
the resistance is enough to turn them
over it, when the thread is wrapped
around the wing and the bird 'is hauled
on board. In this manner I have seen
hundreds caught in a day.
On one occasion a clipper ship carry
ing passengers to India captured
pigeons by hundreds and the surgeon
by some mischance succeeded in en
tangling a stormy petrel.
Now, the doctor was an enthusiastic
naturalist and what to the sailors is
known as a "land-lubber" that is, he
was on his first voyage. The doctor at
once took the specimen to his cabin
and made - preparations to skin and
preserve it. In hot haste a deputation
of seamen, headed by the old gray
haired sail-maker, came aft. with a re
quest that the petrel be set at liberty,
saying that otherwise the ship and all
on board would surely suffer.
The doctor, somewhat surprised, in
tended to set the bird free, but his en
thusiasm as a naturalist prevailed
over the superstitious warning and
-when the saiiors had disappeared the
bird was added to his collection. The
fact soon became known forward
among the men and the doctor was re
garded with black looks by the crew
. for the remainder of the voyage.
Tin the course of time the good ship
anchored in the Hugil river and that
day at dinner the doctor suddenly
There was a gathering of the sailors
around the windlass that dog-watch
and the doctor's sudden dea th was at
tributed by the superstitious sailors to
his slaughter of the stormy petrel.
Large Foreign Cities.
Of cities with more than one hun
tired thousand population England has
thirty, Germany twenty-four, France
and. Russia each twelve. Italy ten,
Austria-Hungary six, Spam five, Bel
tfium, the Scandinavian states, Eou-
mania and the Balkan islands each
four, the Netherlands three, Portugal
two; the, total in Europe being one
hundred and sixteen great cities. Asia
has one hundred and five, China having
fifty-three and British India thirty. In
Africa there are seven, in America
forty, of which the United States has
twenty-six; South America nine. Aus
tralia has only two large cities.
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California Mid winter Interna-
tional Exposition. Department V
of Publicity and Promotion. )'
Weekly Circular Letter No. 8. -
With the single exception of the Ad
ministration building, which needs a
full week's work before it will be com
pleted, the five main buildings of the
California Midwinter International Ex
position are practically finished. Still,
it has been found impossible to open the
Exposition in all its departments on J an.
J. When the projectors, of this indus
trial enterprise took adVantage of the
plorions midwinter weather in Califor
nia they did not expect that the wintry
winds on the shore of Lake Michigan,
and the mountains of snow between that
point and this, would array themselves
in opposition to their plans. This, how
ever, has proven to be the case, and
hundreds of carloads of exhibits wnicn
were to come from the Columbian Ex
position to stand on - dress parade in
Golden Gate park have been seriously
delayed by the weather. There has been
great difficulty experienced in getting
cars to load eoods on at Chicago as fast
as they were ready, and when they had
once been started westward, a series or
obstacles had to be overcome until, even
though the buildings in San Francisco
are practically ready for their reception,
the bulk of the exhibits which are to be
made by foreign nations have not yet
It has been found necessar . therefore.
to postpone the formal ceemonies of
opening the Exposition for a few aays,
or until everything is in place. .On the
first day of January, however, an infor
mal opening occurs. . The flags of all
nations will fly from the flag poles on
the Exposition buildings and m the
grounds, there will be music and gen
eral gala day effects, but the "day of
days, " the day when San Francisco shall
be a perfect sea of bunting, when her
people shall turn ont en masse, when an
extra legal holiday shall be declared and
when all California shall join in tne
great ceremony of the opening of this
great midwinter festival that day will
come a little later on.
Quite a number of the concessional
features of the Exposition are all in.
readiness and will be in full blast on
Jan. 1. The great Firth wheel begins
its revolutions with the New Year; the
lions and tigers in the wild animal arena
will roar to New Year audiences; the
Santa Barbara sea lions will roll and
roar in the great tanks that have been
provided for them; the forty-niner
mining camp will receive calls in true
frontier fashion; beer and pleasure will
flow at the Heidelberg castle; the Ha
waiian cyclorama will be open to the
public; the curious ones can do down
into the Colorado gold mine;" and even
the great electric tower will be almost
completed. But this word "almost"
will be changed into "quite "in its appli
cation to everything projected in con
nection with the Exposition before the
grand opening day comes on, and when
that day comes there will be spread out
before the visiting multitude the most
complete and most picturesque exposi
tion that the western sun has ever
shone upon. t " .
Speaking of the great JJirtn wneei sug
gests mention of a very interesting in
teresting incident which took place in
connection with its construction the
other day. During a temporary lull in
the work of putting up the spiderlike
spokes of this wheel, a man was observed
to clamber up in the mass of timbers
surrounding the base of the superstruct
ure. He was at first supposed to be a
workman, and no special attention was
paid him. Presently, however, he clam
bered out on one of the lower spokes.
The superintendent of construction,
catching sight of him, asked what he
wanted up -there. The adventurer
made no response, but continued his as
cent, working his way inside the
periphery with catlike agility. The
superintendent ordered him down. The
only answer he got was an invita
tion to come and fetch mm. He kept
on climbing, and where the periphery'
has not been placed he had to slide down
the big spokes until he reached the chan
nel irons. Crossing on these to the next
spoke, he worked out to the periphery,
and proceeded as before.
By this time quite a crowd had
gathered, watching the progress of this
daring fellow, 120 feet from the ground.
He was repeatedly warned to look out
for himself, buthowed himself abund
antly able to do so. Finally he reached
the the j highest point, and, standing at
full length, gave an exulting yell, which
was answered by a group of friends
near the volcano building. Of course
he came down the other way, and thus
made the first revolution of the great
JTirth wheel. On reaching the ground
he disclosed his identity, and was recog
nized as a sailor and rigger. He said he
had made the trip to settle a bet that he
would make the ' first .trip around this
great rotary construction.
, One of the sensations of the Exposi
tion will be the famous diver, Kohana
Maka, whose record as a long-distance
swimmer, deep diver and shark hunter
surpasses that of all aquatic wonders of
the great Pacific. It is Kohana Maka
V&o has kept alive the old shark-hunting
custom of the early kings of Hawaii.
In former days it was the custom of
royal sportsmen to go to sea in their war
canoes or catamaran, taking along a
large Ibpwl bf chopped enemies. This
bowl was- placed over the water, -ahd
iragmnw oi numiea muuuaiweie tnrusc
through a hole in the bottom of the
bowL thus attracting schools of man
eating sharks. When the sharks be
came thick around the boats a native
king would dive in among- them, knife
in hand, and, coming up under the
school, would stab one as he arose. This
is one of the things that Kohana Maka
does in these days. There will be no
sharks in the little lake within the
Hawaiian enclosure at the Midwinter
Exposition, but there will be ample
room for diving and for Kohana and
other great swimmers to exercise. Four
women and three men, all experts, form
the little company of Swimmers, headed
by Kohana Maka. They will not only
illustrate the wonderful aquatic feats
for which the islanders are famous, but
they announce themselves as ready to
meet all comers in any form of aquatic
spores. . . . .
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