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PAGE TWO', FISH TURNS TABLES AND HOOKS THE FISHERMAN u A fish can be smelt, and a smelt can be smelt, but the question agitating the local colony of fishermen this week is whether Walter "Rich" Richardson smelt the smeh hook which he had Dr. C. F. Schmid take out of his nose Wednesday noon. Hooking a smelt is one thing, while having a smelt hook a smeller is an- other. In consequence of which Rich- ardson is,the subject of a lot of good natured raillery this week. Richardson is known among the local lovers of fishing as the Isaac Walton of the south bay. Wednesday he felt a mighty tug oll his light line and hauled iri a large smelt, which he was fishing for. The smelt cleared the pier rail, but the sinker didn't. The smelt flopped and the sinker jumped, hooked one of the big sinker hooks neatly and firnfiy through Richardson's nose. "Pasadena" Jack Braum, who was standing beside Richardson, grabbed the struggling smelt while onlookers went to the aid of the struggling ~sh- erman. The fish was cut loose from the line and the line cut loose from Richardson, and then sought Dr. $chmid to cut him lose front the hook. Richardson has an affinity for fish hooks, Bob Boice having removed one from his ear about two years ago. It was smelt that time too, but when the smelt are running what is a fish hook or two in a man's life ? Richardson was back on the pier fishing for smelt a few hours after the accident.--Hermosa Beach Review. SILENCE IS BLISSFUL If one doesn't know, it is advisable to keep still and listen--and learn. It is better to be known as a silent per- son than as one who is constantly babling about unfamiliar subjects. Many people make a mistake in their efforts to be congenial and pleasing to certain others whom they meet. A humorous writer or lecturer is anmsed by the efforts of those who try to be funny--and the class of would-be "funnies" is a large one. A person who is well informed on a certain subject is quite likely to ridi- cule the person who endeavors to dis- play familiarity with facts about which he knows comparatively little. The average worker should seriously ask himself if he has so thoroughly mastered his vocation as to be able to answer intelligently a series of ques- tions which nfight be put by an expert. There are few people in the average assembly who could converse instruct- ively ui)on any one subject for an hour or more. We all need to put forth more effort in mastering the funda- mentals of our business and Of life in general. A law passed last year by the legis- lature of California will require in- struction in all public and private schools in courses on the Constitution of the United States and American institutions and ideals. Such instruc- tion shall commence not later than the opening of the eight grade and con- tinue in the highschool, college and university courses and the educational departments of the state, municipal and private institutions. It requires a tea- cher before certification to pass a sat- isfactory examination on the provis- ions and principles of the Constitution of the United States. Subscribe now---g2 per year. THE LEGEND OF FRAY , JUAN DE LA CRUZ NOW it so happened that yearfJ ago, before any of us were born, and when our f era' fathers' fathers were only boys, there came out of the Southland many white men, and all the white men were in search of the sparkling gold which lay In the moun- tains where it was hid from all eyes, And these white men were cruel to the tribesmen and murdered them and made them slaves, and the tribe was greatly frightened. But one day there came another white man and his name was Juan De La Cruz, and be called blmself "Padre," and he was a great medicine man, who worshiped strange gods and who taught many of the tribesmen to worship his gods also. He lived wfth the tribe many moons and went among them in his strange garments and talked to them and taught them many things. He continued to move northward out of the desert lands until he came to the Great White mountains, where dwelt the gods of rain. Then his Indian friends told him not to go far- ther, for the mountains were filled with great spirits, who were qngry with the Redmen and who would not permit them ~o come within their lands. But he only laughed at their fears and told them his god was the greatest god of all, and the Indi'ms believed him, for he was a great medicine man and his medicine was strong. So he came to the Great White mountain and entered into tt~e canyons, where the spirits dwelt and the In- dians saw him walk unharmed. And so they followed him and the whole party entered the canyon and spent many days. One day Juan De La Cruz found there much gold and he was very glad. And the Indians told him it was the gold of the gods and warned him not to touch it, but he laughed and said It was "The Lost Mines," and with their help he collected great bags of the gold. which he loaded on his bur- ros to take with hhn. That night there was a great feast and Juan De La Cruz was very happy, and at the spot of the mine he erected two large sticks in the form of a cross, and before them he brewed great med- Icine. In the morning, before the Journey was begun, he went to the top of the great hill and walked in the sun- light and said strange words to his gods. But as he was walking the Indians saw him stumble and fall and he plunged down the mountain side out of sight. And when they reached ]tim he was dead and his body was broken and bruised. And the people were very much afraid. Then the chiefs held council and wt~en they were through they called on the medicine men o'f the tribe and the medicine men told them it was bad. They said the gods of the Great White mountain were stronger than the white nmn's god, and had caused him to be hurled over the cliff because he touched their gold. They urged tl~e people to return whence they came and so they went back to their homelands. But they left behind them all the gold which the padre had eollocted, and they would not touch it, for it belonged to the rain gods, who dwelt on the Great White mountain, and if they touched It they would die. When they returned to their home they told other white men of the strange gods which dwelt in the moun- tain, but the white men only laughed, and many there were who went forth to search for the gold, but there were none who found It, and there it is to this day, hidden in the canyon in th shadow of the Great Wl~lte mountain THE CATALINA THE SUBMARINE GARDENS Among the marine specimens which may be viewed through the clear crys- taline waters on the lava-like sea-floor ale: KELP AND MOSSES Iodine Kelp Chenille Moss Sea Grape Kelp Irish Moss Giant Bulb Kelp Feather Boa Moss Ribbon Kelp Ruby Moss Rainbow Kelp Feather Moss Red Alga Sponge Moss Sea Lichen Heather Moss Bridal Veil Moss Coral Moss FISH AND SHELLFISH Garibaldi, or Octopus Golden Perch Sea Cucumber Blue Perch Sea Hare Blue Eyed Perch Sea Pnrcupine Silver Perch Jellyfish Wall Eyed Perch Sunfish Rock Bass Tiger Shark Opal Eyed Bass Sheepshead Striped Bass Moray Eel Ratfish Abalone Kelpfish Crawfish Candlefish Sand Crab Whitefish Starfish Sculpin Keyhole Limpet Ghostfish Sea Anemone Wear your Light Tackle Club But- ton. 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