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
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"'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
' 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
Hearst expects to enter a team Jn
both the swimming meet and baseball
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL
\u25a0** SAN FRANCISCO; CAL., MARCH 5, 1910. — THE JUNIOR CALL
AN ODD SCHOOLROOM
How Little CliineseChildren Are
Tajiglit.to Read and Write
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
, "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
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