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f L JSSUED EVERY" SATURDAY FOR THE BOYS AND GIRLS OF SAN FRANCISCO AND CALIFORNIA
COLUMBIA PARK BOYS f Forty of Tiieni.. Return From the Long Trip They Made -Through Australia ~ DID you happen to see tho boys of th* Columbia' Par# boys', club when they got home from their voyage to. Australia last Well,** when they marched'up Market'Streotln their khaki uniforms, led by. their band and escorted by the members of the club. who did not make the , trip, and fol lowed by cheerlwg- parents and brothers and sisters, It was almost like the day , the California volunteefa came home' • from the war In the Philippines. ,' *.. » \u25a0£ A, big crowd was on the Filbert street,. . <lock when the Alameda got in about \u25a0 \u25a0; noon. ; The club boys 'w>l\o did not make the trip were on hand with' their' band.' which played ''Horne,/; Sweet Home/ The, boys on \he big . steamer hasUly got their band together, * -and ' wliat do , , you think they played?'. Why, "There^Tj Be^a Hof Time In the' O* t ld Town To-; nighH." And no doubt there was a' •i great time in the home of each of those \u25a0toys that ; night when the ".\u25a0 \u25a0 returned ". ; .*- ; traveler 'began to tell of his great trip. ' A^layor, McCarthy was the first per son allowed to board tlie Alameda, 110 _ «consratulated Major Peixbtto, ; v who '.commands the boys/ on, the success- of -.the wonderful' trip and told him how .-/ .proud'San'Franciscb is of the club and of the really big things. that these boys do."-.' The boys themselvesswerefglad; to see the-mayor and to listen to his com-, .'.plimentary^ words, but it was hard "to .-listen to'ariybody's speech quietly when ; , your father and mother arid' brothers '*\u25a0 aiid^gisters. and playmates' whom you • liadn't'seen ; for nine long months were waiting .on/the, dock to get:their hands Upon you.' ; At last 'the gangplank; was . down and then there were some gree"t -.'. ings such as the old wharf - t never, saw The prbcessloiT was fdfmed and \u25a0 ; • 1 1. moved up street \u25a0to the music • and, but tothe elubhousejbf the boyß. \u25a0 'On Wednesday ;,the b6ys« weVe^ ten \u25a0 dered a reception by the! Merchants' as _sociatlori.-^ *They* were 'treated /like re ,'v turned t herpes— which 1 they, surely" are. \u25a0• . \u25a0' There .'were speeches* 'by riiany. big: nven'-and' niusic and .handshaking, and, > better." still, "there; was something to :\u25a0; ' • \u25a0''\u25a0:' ' - , ' t '\u25a0 ,- » "'These 40 boys left San Francisco last \u25a0 ??. May.'. ;Th*ey,'_went ' to Tahiti; thereon to .New, Zealand, -where, their :. work and .play, began In v earnest..',,. They; visited ' Wellington, i-Aupklaiid,, Sydney, . MeV-. ' bourne,' Ballarfit, vßeiullgo. and Geelorig^/ They." toured. West.'a-rid /South Austral lal" r.seeingthe gold fields and all the sights K?J ihiporta nee." . They gave 1 1 shows \ n T-. every -tow ri' they ' visited'ah'd" were en .-•*•' tertalne'd'. as; honored guests: In private '\u25a0 "homes wherever* they went,' never once' •\u25a0.', haying to. go to hotels. " Theyspent • three, weeks, in Tasmania. \u25a0 They vislt '\u25a0"• ed the Fiji islands— where.; the canni bals used,, to eat people— and were pre : sented with beautiful , flags and ban ners. - On\; the way home ' they had a . 'delightful.vi sit •.to.'; Honolulu and :the ..'Hawaiian islands. . . .-k ''All over; Australia and In the, other 'countries' visited the highest offlqlals - welcomed : tlfe ., boys /oflfiulally .and pre , sented them' with flags and souvenirs.' - \u25a0.' . ''Evorywh'ere the boysi played- games with the native boys. How they got along and many most interesting lncl \u25a0 dents'of the -trip will be told/ in' an , article which one of the boys will write \u25a0 for the readers of. The Junior Call. Two'ofThe Australian' boys camo home with the travelers. * „ - -.: Hearst Grammar School Athletics BERT LEO ' Although defeated In the basket ball . tournument, interest in the game has not waned. This week has been de,- \ voted to practice and the 95' pound ? team will be open to challenges. Th,e 95' pound boys ' recently defeaTed tho 125 pound team by the score of 21 to 3. On Saturday the girls' .team met de feat at the hands of the Pacific. HoightH players, At the end of the first half the fctcore stood 18 to 9 'in favor of Paclflq Keights. In the second half our teunii scored i) points, muklng mat ters even, but their opponents forged ahead, winning 27 to 18. Miss M. Brown played a good game at forward, as In former contests. Hearst expects to enter a team Jn both the swimming meet and baseball tournament. THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL \u25a0** SAN FRANCISCO; CAL., MARCH 5, 1910. — THE JUNIOR CALL ALONZO AND THE MARCH HARE AN ODD SCHOOLROOM How Little CliineseChildren Are Tajiglit.to Read and Write Our Language IT f.S ii school in one room, a complctft 'little school in Itself. In one row «it the babies, for they are N really noth ing else. "They are fat little things, w!th thpjr short legs sticking straight out under the^desks. They are as se ricius^nmi concerned as if 'they were about to v graduate. Next coinc the younger ' children and then the older glMs, ab<vut*2s, In all. • Of course, the real babies do not stay all da^'. . Baby All Cum and the small brown sister who never j gets* v^e"ry far . away, and, one or two .others, only stay for the morning singing, Then they ore excused. When ' the teacher says, \"You may go now,"' Baby Ah \ Cum climbs down, her short, trowsered legs making wide circles until her feet strike the floor. Then leading Bttby'Alx Queu by the Ifnnd, she' toddles off to the nursery. At half 'past 10 these lit ,tle ones, como back again ' for a, few minutes and-again about 2. They w are really the kindergarten division., '; "But the- rest of the children' staj' through the regular hours, just as' they do in the public school. The ' only dif- \u25a0 ference is -that the first thing in the morning there *is a bible : lessonf per haps naming through, all the books of both testaments. They can do it, too,; .without, missing one, not even the. hard ones like Deuteronomy. This over comes; the inspection.of hands. \u25a0'\u25a0... ','Are you air sure, that your* hands are quite, quite clean?" "The question is asked gravely,' because tins is a'se , rious matter. ;'.;•, .?•'\u25a0\u25a0. \u25a0 . ; , , ..'. .'. All'heads nod "yes.". ' „ -^t'Well, -then; put them out and let me see."-". ' .... . -."-. ,v \u25a0. ./. .. \u25a0',',\u25a0 ,'•£? ; " .'.;'. I All v the hands go up. on the desks, palms, out, /and teacher;; makes the rounds. They must be 'perfectly clean and the nails nicely cut, or 'else, right out before the others, it comes. ; .••-\u25a0• „ "They're not. very , clean/ I'm sure you; could have ' scrubbed aya v little harder." ;.\u25a0 . .\u25a0• ;.-., \u25a0 It is .not much of a scolding, but the. \u25a0 faces •._ flush ..uncomfortably ..and the scolded one looks dreadfully ashamed; .After' this comes, the singing. Chi nese, children, have sweeV voices and' with, their gay .clothes, making grace ful gestures .with their little -brown hands,. they lo»k for all, the \world' like the birds and flowers of their songs. After the singing the regular lessons ;' go on. \u25a0 :,-. ':\u25a0 .' ; *:.\u25a0 \u25a0' '\u25a0}':\u25a0': ? .. •.\u25a0 ,\ t ' .";\u25a0 - M .No wonder the classroom Is orderly, ••; no ; matter at, what' hour you go. Not the meanest boy who lived could" find uny pleasure in giving trouble to that gentle^ little teacher.. A graduate -;of a private training "school," she speaks English -perfectly, and loves her work, In native dress, black coat^>nd trousers and thequeer anron, more-likee -like a great bib than our aprons, she' goes among the _. children, explaining, ,; listening, teaching by her sweet voice and quiet manner things far "• more important than the lessons in the l books. But I doubt whether she knows this, it com«a so naturally. . . * Warm Spots High Above Us Those who climb high .mountains Into th« thin atmosphere llnd it much colder than in the high valleys. Going up in a balloon gives the same result, and we' have come to believe in a law which runs something like, this: The greater the altitude the lower the temperature.' But something new tfias been discov ered by government employes who have been flying balloons. , \ -. • Chief.' Willis L. Moore of., the weather bureau has sent word to the agricul tural committee of the' national house of Representatives- that during the last summer months "wo . found warm .patches of air far above" the earth. 1 We have found as a result of sending up' balloons — und our observations are ver ified abroad— one of the most wonder ful things in meteorology. All bur stu dents of physics, have assumed that the temperature gradually, decreases with .elevation until in outer space there is no temperature. , "We sent up balloons from" Omaha and Indianapolis above the storm* stratum, which is six miles deep, ris ing und fulling with the seasons. Above the storm stratum there is an entirely different atmosphere flouting on the storm element like oll N on water. "From the. storm stratum up through thts there Is a slight rise In tempera ture, in this constant air ocean there are no storm eddies.. We are living in the thin sklu of illuminated air, and all< the rest between us and the sun is durimeas,"