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Junior Call, Market and Third streets, San Francisco, April 9, 1910.
-Good! Morning,. Juniors!
Well, -it is good to get letters like those on this page. It brightens
up the .whole week. I, don't suppose you really understand how a man feels
when he is getting old —that is, older than he has been, and all the young
people forget about him. , Perhaps you don't really forget me, but unless
you mention me once in a while how am'l to know?
But I haven't the courage to scold you. I was exactly the same when
I was young.- I suppose every one is." Now, when I look back, I see how
much/happier I could have made people if I hadn't had such a wonderful
talent for "forgetting." My," but I was good at that! Oh, not things I wanted
myself, you understand. Somehow those never got tucked away in the
dark corners of my brain. It was things others wanted, or things they
would have liked if only I had "remembered" to do them, but I "forgot."
There was one old lady in I .\u25a0particular/, who loved to see me run past her
window. She said I had such.a cheerful bark. I did it whenever I had
nothing else particularly jntercsting. She. always had a nice bone or a bit
of. cake "for me. But; I \u25a0never put myself p'utv to please. I thought of her
always very kindly, but I never took the trouble to let her know. She is
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There are dozens of things likeMhat I!m sorry for, now it's .too late.
One of them was to ,kiss my grandmother goodby when I was going out
/for the day. She was such a majestic^ proud old terrier, stern outside, but
.with, all the Scotch tenderness underneath. She wouldn't ask me to kiss
her, but now I'm getting old myself I. know how much she would have liked
me to remember without.prompting. .1 guess most "of you csn think up a
few little things like that yourselves.
• -,: Make the change right away/Juniors; it pays. "It won't cost you much
; trouble~to "remember" to 'make others happy, and after a while you'll be
happier yourselves for doing it.. " , ;
Yours as ever, ALONZO.
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SHORT BARKS FROM ALONZO
Hark, hark! the dogs do bark;
The boys I still hold the town.
The cats are mad, but we are glad
The man mayor lost his crown. '2
/ For now all day we rim and'play;
We live in open sight. " \u25a0
,7YVc have no fear a.poundman's near
. To rope us with delight. N
\u25a0>:,- Mother taught me this. ,I'm going- to sing it at the boys' ball tonight.
If any of you Juniors are there, don't make me laugh. I'll probably be
nervous, anyhow/for I never sang in public before.
I'm going, to join a fraternity. It must" be lots of fun to have the board
of education making such a fuss about you. .
1 A mad dog bit a boy last week and tb% boy's father had the dog shot.
I say, do you think that's fair? .Would you like to be shot" every time you
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I read an article the other day 911 "What a Child Owes His Parents."
I never owed mine anything. Father never had enough "bones" for me
I asked the editor to let me write a composition on tnc subject for next
week. There are a few little improvements I have in mind in regard to the
poundmaster. The. editor refused. She said this was a civilized country.
Some .women are so chicken hearted.
•I hope you'll take an interest in/the contest, girls. I'm strong for woman
suffrage myself. So would every one be if they could hear mother talk. She's
converted dozens. Mother says the only way to make some people see a
point is to "bite'it in." Mother is generally very successful.
Over Hill, Oversale
Over hill, over dale,
Through brush through briar,
Over, park, over pale, |h i. J 1
Through flood, 'through, lire,
1 do wander everywhere,
Swifter than the moon's sphere;
And I do serve the Fairy Queen,
To dew her orbs upon the green.
The cowslips tall her pensioners be;
In their gold coats spots you see—
These be rubles, fairy favors, .
In 1 those freckles live their savors.
I must go seek some dewrirops here,
And hong a pearl in every' cowslip's ear.
Many a man catches on who doesn't
know when to let no.
TTTK SAX FRAXCTSCp CALL, SATURDAY, APRIL 9', 191O.^THE JUNIOR C A LEv
An Epitaph on a Robin' Red
Breast Sr /'':' '
Tread lightly here, for here, 'tis said
When piping winds are hush'd around,
A small note wakes from underground,
Where now his tiny bones are laid.
Nor more in lono or leafless groves,
With ruffled wing and faded breast,
)lin friendless, homeless spirit roves;
Oone to the world where birds are blest,
Whore never cat glides o'er the green,
Or schoolboy's giant form is seen;
Rut love and Joy and smiling tipriiig
Inspires their little souls to sing!
— SamuH Rogers.
It's the lightweight who always com
plains that the scales are out of order.
OaKiand, Cal, 1009 rifiy-first nv.,
April 3. HMO.
Junior Cull ndlthr— Hear Sir: Myself mid my
brothers lmvo FeCtlTQd our buttons nnd think It
is a vcrr novel Idea.
Wt> wonr ours to school every tiny find tlinso
that have noun nre very Joiil<'ii«. about them.
Thanking; you, I. am yours respectfully.
For on attack of joalou.sy BUCh as you
(losorlho tell your frlenda to take Immn
dlatoly one large Junior Cull button.
Stockton. Cal., 122 NVth Suiter »t.
. Hdltnr Junior ('nil: Inclosed please flml 2
rents for n Junior Call bnclgi". • I would llk<; to
Join thn club nixt bo n friend of Alouzo. as I
love sni;iit dogs nml like to tonoh them tricks.
Yours truly, r BKUTHA DOCKENDORFF.
You can't teach an old' dog new
tricks, Bertha; alonzo.
!?fln FrWiseo, Cnl., IG4O Hayes ft.
Oh, you Alonzo! Sny, Alnnzn, old boy, I am
stuck on my Junior \u25a0 Call button and»lt Is stuck
on inc. AItTHUR JH.
You couldn't he attached to tiny, one
better, Arthur. . ALONZO.
Salinas, Cal.. "02 Capitol st.
April 2, 11110.
Prnr Sir: Please send me n Junior Call badso.
I efljoy the Junior Call very much every Satur
il«y. ,1 like to road the short bark* from, Alonzo,
Give my love to Alonzo. Your* truly, •
Thank you, Frances. ALONZO.
Snnta Hosa. Cnl.. April 2, 1010.
Editor of Tho Junior Call— Dear Sir i I am
sending a 2 cent-' stamp v for' tho postage of the
Junior Call pin, which iWaut ever so much. I
am very glad yon nro giving all the ' members
one. I will feel as proud 6f my pin as the boy
you showed In your paper wearing one of them.
Don't let Alonzo go to Europe on his vacation,
ns one of tbo girls said In her letter, because I
am afraid I wouldn't hear from him 80 much.
Looking forward- to the fine -button 1 am
going to get I remain your devoted reader,
I ... UOSY MAY CLEGd.
Don't worry, Mlsa Clegg. I am not
going to Europe; at least, not lust yet,
But when I do I shall write to the
Juniors the same as ever. ALONZO.
Modesto, Cal., R. F. D. 3, box 5.
t April 2, 1010.
Editor of Junior Call: Inclosed find one 2 cent
stamp for which send me a Junior Call club pin.
I read the Junior, Call every week and enjoy
It rery much. ' : . \u25a0\u25a0 '
Give Alonzo my best regards. Yours sincerely,
Give my regards to Modesto, Arline.
Stockton, Cal., 1759 South Sutter St.,
April 2, 1010.
Editor Junior Call— Dear Sir: Inclosed find
2 cent stamp for which please send- mo a Junior
Call club pin. 1 like the Junior Call Tery much
and will wear the badge with great pride.
Tell Alonzo, please, that I have been a great
admirer of him for the last two years, have put
together his cut up pictures and laughed at bla
short barks, and . would like to meet him some
day. If he ever gets time to call on his
friends tell him if he is fond of huuting to coma
un some day and we will go snipe snooting.
From, yours truly, EUGENK 0. PKCKHAM.
Thank you,' Eugene. I'll try ; and
make Stockton ths first vacation I get.
SALINAS. Cal./ 1 331 California St.,
r.V-j April 3, 1010.
Editor of Tho Junior Call — Sir; I was reading
the Junior Call today wnen 1 saw the article
about the Junior Can button. I would like to
have one very mucb to slimy I am a member.
Inclosed you will find 2 cents postage.
Tell Alonzo I like his short barks and hope ho
won't get a cold so he can't bark. Yours truly,
Thank you, Charles, but I never take'
San Francisco, Cal., 1824 Twenty-third at.,
April 2, 1010.
Dear Sir: 1 can not come to get my button,
so will you please send it to me?
I enjoy reading The Junior Call and I like
"Short Uarks From Alonzo." My dog's barks
arc long instead of short. Some day I will send
you n picture of my pet dog. She is black, so
we call b»r Mldnlg; t, and Middy for short. A
little Junior. EVA JOY. COLLIEH.
I shall be very glad to meet Midnight,
especially as her barks are short. I
'don't like a woman to talk too much.
It doesn't give me a chance.
•Sun Francisco, Cal., 1730 Bryant St.,
April 3, MHO.
Editor of Tho Junior Call. Call Building—
Kt-nr Sir: I'luuse find Inclmtcd a 'I cent stamp,
for^which kii.l inu your Junior Call button. Clt«
uiy best regurds to Alonto. Youra respectfully,
... ' LILLIAN UKVVK.
I'm sending my picture by return
mail, Lillian. ALONZO.
Sun Francisco, Cal., 4310 Twenty-fourth st.,
April '1, 1010.
I)mr Sir: Inclosed find one 2 crnt stump with
which m u'l mo a Junior Cull club badge. 1 am
very lutcri'HtvU in tho Junior Call aud In Alonro.
'Pill alom7.ii 1 wish him all hucci'ks in entertain
ing the boy niHyor ut luueh on Monday. Yours
sincerely, KII.BKN KUZAHDTH (JILUKUT.
Mayor Kate and I were very sorry
you could not be with us at luncheon,
Eileen. Tho mayor was great.
The Old, Old Cure
A moderately fond father discovered
his young hopeful reading a dime
"Unhand me, villain," the detected
boy thundered, "or there will be blood
"No," said the father grimly, tight
ening his hold on his son's collar. "Not
bloodshed — woodßhed." — Everybody's.
GOT A JUNIOR
SIIIS HAS IIKTIS
A Junior Call button will be issued
free to every boy and girl under 18
who has not already received one.
<f you 11 vo In San Francisco come
to the main business \u25a0ofllce i of The Call,
at Market and' Third streets, in tho
corner of the building on the ground
floor, or to tho branch office of The
THE OFFICIAL BUTTON
Call at 1651 Fillmore street, between
, Geary and Post streets.
It you live on the Oakland side of
the bay, apply for your button at tho
Oakland office of The Call in the Bacon
block in Eleventh street near Broad
If srou5 r ou live outside of San Francisco
or Oakland, or if for any reason you
can not come after your button, in
close your name and address and ,a
UK HAS HIS
two cent stamp 'in /an envelope and
mail it to The Junior Call. Tho Htamp
is to pay postage on the button, which
will ibe sent you by mail.
Wear your button. It is a badge
in which you can take pride. It shows
that you belong to the army of. bright
young Californians for whose special
pleasure and Instruction The Junior
Call is published:
Get your button and wear it.
Bird's Sense of Direction
The migratory instinct of birds is
combined with another equally myste
rious, that of tho sense of direction. A
'gentleman engaged in scientific re
search work for tho Ushery board on
board the government steamboat Gold
Seeker recorded a very interesting ob
servation he made of this character
istic of migratory bird lifo. An oyster
catcher that was being buffeted by a
head wind in its eastern flight across
the North sea toward tho continental
shores, alighted on the boat. It took
Kindly to tho attention paid to it bo
long as the boat kept its easterly
course, but when the course of tho
boat was altered a few points to tho
northward the bird Immediately
showed signs of uneasiness and after
an apparent consideration of its bear
ings flew into the darkness of the night
on its eastbound course. The altera
tion in the boat's course was revealed
to those who were watching the bird
only when the compass was examined.
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