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Junior Call/ Third and .Market Streets, San Francisco, M.iy 8, 1910.
Good ' Morning, Juniors! What did I tell you? Isn't Sunday a lot better
than Saturday?, I find Jt so, at any rate. In 'my little chats with yoiron
Saturday mornings I always felt as if I 1I 1 had to hurry so. Perhaps I didn't
really;have to; but it felt that way, so it was just the same as if it were true.
Did it ever, strike you that when you have only a moment there arc
always a thousand things to do in it? "They seem to turn up_ at the last
moment. Oh,' I know all about doing your little part every day and always
being prepared, but you can't always do your little part ahead of time. -
1 remember how strong auntie was on that I used to think that nothing
coulcj ever surprise auntie or get her at a disadvantage. She never left" any- i
thing undone that she could possibly do. Why, sometimes she gathered so
many bones,' "just to beprepared," that a lot of them wentybad before she
could use /them. V Auntie - was very "previous." r~I thought her, a wonderful
dog"., I really; thinkthat in :somejways I thought her ahead of mother. She
used to bark/ such a: lot. * But? one hot summers-days -day I got! my -lesson. This
:i&"how^r:;leari*d'it:.:''/.: v ' ; - ; -'- ; - 1 "> • - y - ** --'•'. • '
\ . I was young. 1 .- I; couldn't have been 'more; than a -year old. was
taken suddenly -with a- bad case of distemper and had to go to the Dog HqsS
pital. <^Jvwas" the only ; one at home, so 'it ; was up tome to look after father"
and \ the ;baby and' rustle • bones for my . aunt, because >Fido : was iso little she
couldn't go out and leave : him. Well, every morning ~a cm tie : would" bark out
to '.me over Mhe 'back /fence, to be /sure, and get my bones in; the first thing,
\u25a0an'd ? ,theri drag the jquilt", out :of{the*kehnel»and;sh'ake;it^l can hear her voice
/saying now," "Do each day's work as; i t comes along, Alonzo, and"you'll never
be inrartishand it'll all l be nice and clean when mother. comes home." : ' '_*: .
S^^That'sTall*yeryT;\vell when things go straight as they're 'supposed to go.
Butthings. don't always/go; straight. ' •:• \u25a0\u25a0 /;£ ; ? .;\u25a0.;,;\u25a0'• T',.,
', The third* day after ""mother had gone what should happen 'but our master,
gave. me notice to; move ! It/seems he had; run over, a greyhound in his auto
and there: was nothing to. do, but take : Mrs.: Grey hound: and! the. three puppies
/ino .-He 'gave me one hour to get but of the' kennel. Remember,- 1 had done
\my task every day. Everything /was as clean as clean, could be. But- I;, had
never expected this. ---11' struck! me all'bf -a" heap: The first'thing.l did'was to
; run' over ; to , auntie. ( Before" that; I \u25a0 had' always thought auntie - was about Jjie
cleverest/ coolest person in /the world. You ought to have seen her. .^She
went all to pieces. /She; howled and howled and there was a sick man' in" the
block, so^that all; the. neighbors -'were sure that 'he was'dying.* Then she ; told
me not tog o, tbbite any , one* who' tried to make me. She yapped arid beat
her. tail until I thought she was going, to have a fit. I saw she couldn't help,
so I just turned round aridiwalked^out. ' - * \u25a0*„ '
\u25a0 \ I wejit.home ahd.sat down- by myself for a'moment^and thought. You
/see 1/ had always been told that' if I did/things/just as they came along I
;wouM^yerXbe^caught/ria^ matter— you
never can tell what's coming, along.-,, - , ' '.
There was only one :thing to do and ; I. did/it. : When I was quite sure
th«it. master meant -what he, said T just, went to 'work carrying: out' orders,
keeping as;co64 as I could. / Maybe you think f it •Was easy. ' There was poor
) Mrs.'. Greyhound •crying in" a corner j and all the puppies yelping ,; about j her.
"Auntie got Fido but* of bed arid' dragged him over in; the heat. I was afraid
he, would die -right .there his tongue was" hanging so far out of his , mouth.
Then :in the middle ofvthings father came/home and began to bark,: saying
it was'unjust'and master couldn'tmake us, as if any one whoiis twelve times'
bigger .'can't make you 'do what he wants.
That; wasn't all. : When everything was at its wildest, master stamping
aroimd, father :snarling;;.thc cook saying, f "Why, he \ never was vicious be-.
, fore,": the cat spitting on the! fence, my little sister chewing a silk stocking
- that had fallen off the line, there came mother dragging herself along in 'the
'dust: When she got as far as the gate she just flopped down in the road.
In/a moment father and auntie were tearing about like mad, but she only
waved them away, with her tail. Even when she's sick mother has a decided
way/and said, "Tell Alonzo I want him." .
In about two. minutes I had explained everything. Mother nodded her
head. • *
.. "Quite right, .puppy,", she said, "quite right; never butt up against author
ity; you'll' always get left. And never waste time thinkingabout what you
might;be doing if things were different. There's only, one thing to do that I
see— get out.' Give me the baby.'* "
I never forgot that day nor the lesson I had learned. It's been of more
value' to me than all the, books I ever read. There's nothing like it. Keep
cool and do the one thing there is to do under'the circumstances. If you
don't know what the only thing is don't do anything at all until you find out.
• :\u25a0 . ALONZO.
Father Time ought to arrest the head of the Tamalpais Center over in
Marin county for exceeding the speed limit. It's really going some to make
tomorrow come a day early, ibut that's what they did. Had their May day
celebration on April 30. v ;'/ ,
How's that for speed? * - '.<
Mother says we live too fast in this country, anyhow. She says we
have no poise. She says I do more in a day. than grandpa did in a year. I
tried to make her understand that if grandpa lived now he'd be run over sure.
Why, he used to WyVLK. to work, but she says I've inherited my character
from father. He's was a racer, father was. /., >
My .kite 'should have won the first prize in the kite contest yesterday,
only it went so high and so fast that a man thought it was a real bird and
shot it. The judges said they couldn't do anything about it because if the
kite really looked so much like a bird the man couldn't be blamed, and if it
didn't look like a bird when I had entered it as a bird kite, then I didn't
deserve a prize anyway.
Do you know sometimes I think — oh, well, it's better not to tell you what
you think always.
The Junior Call invites the Alamcda county school girls and boys, as
well as all the young Junior Call readers, to come to the front, too.
Tell us what you arc doing or arc going to do.
Be one of us, girls and boys. We want you all to "have a finger in
the pic." '/:\u25a0.* .-.\
Our Oakland representatives arc goingto do all they can to gather in
the jicws of interest, but should they overlook some interesting event send
a notice of it to The Junior Call, Market and Third streets, San Francisco.
Piedmont School
The boys and girls of this school
have everything to do with, and are
doing It with all their might. Mr.
Wheeler, the principal, works with the
children and spurs them on to great
things. They have a baseball and bas
ket ball team. They are doing good
practice work for the coming events.
Harry G. McPhee, captain; Willard
Long:, manager; Harley Carter, Floyd
Hopper, Melvin Levy, Walter Judge,
Dio Honeyman, Henry Bartlett, Guy
Harry McPhee. captain; Willard Lonj£,
Floyd, Hopper, Harley Carter, Melvin
Levy. \.
The school has an excellent orches
tra. The names of the musicians fol
low: . ' /
Piano, Elsie Redpath. Florence
Heinzerling; first violin, Myrtle* Ma
rshall, Sterling Fishbeck,- James Govun;
second violin, Emily Thompson, 'Lee,
Davfes, Frank Rogers, John Carlson. .
Naismith has under construc
tion an aeroplane which promises to
be a flyer when completed. ,
/The girls are.doing good work in the
manual training department. Those of
| the eighth "grades entertained at lunch
" eon Tuesday last* the teachers of the
school. Their "Yooking, was
• pronounced \alniost perfect. three
1 weeks they expect to entertain -at
luncheon the school board. . The names
! of these excellent cooks are: Domes
tic science teacher, Miss J. Work; Edith
-Forrester/Minnie Hansen, Laura Gun
ter.- Florence .Heinzerling, .Dorothy
Hunt,- Ellen/: Dorothy
•Minugh; s Lillian* Quant,. Laura Swank*
Evelyn Boyce, .' Hady Fibush. Blanche
• Haines, Marjorie McGowan, Nellie Mc
f' Isaac, Davida Perkins, Mary Ritchie,
Helen Roeth, Hazel Shone, Jessie Sor
ensen, Mildred Sproul, Marion -Tambs,
Clara Wood. . .
_.~ HEA VILY laden train of mules
7_V slowly wends its way through the
*^ passes of the Andes, mounting up
ward to the divide before the descent
upon the other side is made., .
An overladen mule gives out, lies
down to die, for, in spite of all tra
dition upon the, subject, mules do die,
sometimes. Bret Harte proved that in
the row on ; the Stanislaus. ..\u25a0.,\u25a0.-.
The muleteer-knows the signs only
too well and begins to loosen the pack
and unload, to distribute the dying
mule's share among the living. .
The day has been a cloudless one, the
sun striking the surrounding peaks and
lighting up the mountain landscape for
miles around. Up to this moment no
sign of life has shown In any direction,
but there is a speck on the horizon
miles away. Now another. - Then a
Ihird and fourth, each speck advancing
into bird form and rapidly approaching.
Tljeir powerful wings carry them
swiftly through the air, and before tho
muleteer has freed the now almost de
parted mule from his lashings, the con
dors aro close by, only waiting for the
departure, of the mule train to fall to.
Now where does the sense , of smell
come in here? While the caravan
moved there was no attraction for the
condors and they kept miles away.
There was no dead, • ever .so slightly
dead, mule to carry the scent to them.
It could not be that they smelled a
dead mule afar, for there was no dead
mule previous to the condors' arrival.
So , as the condor's hearing has never
been credited with that sharpness to
hear the noise caused by a falling mule
many miles away, we must credit it up
to U»« vision of the bird, nothing
6 Well those condors knew~the mean
ins of' a halting pack train, with, one
of its carriers prone upon the ground.
They had seen such- things before and
knew too well the meaning 1 . And they
aaw with a vision that outreached the
strongest glass, andU-ame to the feast.
let a' cow or a calf or a sheep show
the Blightest signs of physical dis
tress that precede death, and these birds
note it and at once begin to gather.
There can bo no carrion odor tarried
afar In such instances. Tho birds see
and gather. ...-.'•--
Take the. buzzard, that useless yet
most useful member of the Mason and
Uixon board of health. Can he smell?
lie can not. but he does.^; i^
We have h»-ard of bird loven. who
hav,o extended their anxiety, even to
What the Grant School Is Doing
The Oakland Grant school pupils are
as busy as bees. Mr. Petray, the prin
cipal, certainly manages a flock of
happy, earnest workers.
Ho organized the first grammar
school orchestra in Oakland two years
ago, and they are doing excellent work.
They play every Monday and Wednes
day, and under the instruction of Miss
Potter, they are giving fine selections.
The musicians are: Musical direc
tor, Marshall Langstroth; first violins,
Harrison Ilyker, George Chambers;
'second violins, Anson Bilger, Alfred
Gineaux; cello, Leon Chamberlain; pic
colo, Quinto Maginini; pianists, Barbara
Worrall, George Manheim. ~^-~ -
The first >of the biquarterly concerts
to be given by the Grant girls' choral
club was given on April 15 with great
The following program was rendered
in a most enjoyable manner:
"El Capitan".. ..Grant school orchestra
Vocal " solo — "The Years at the
Spring" Browning
Piano solo. .Victor Ecklln
Chorus — "Voices of the Woods"
Grant girls' choral club (3 part songs)
(a) — "Evening" . „. Veazie
(b) — "Croon, Croon" Rich
Orchestra selections — "The Glow Worm"
Chorus — Seventh grades.
(a)— " Our Jack" ..H. Trotere
(b) — "Dancers" .....; Gilbert
Grant girls' choral club.
(a)- — "Lullaby" BrahrAs
(b) — "Springtime" .Mildenberg
Orchestra selections — "Flower Girl."
Chorus (seventh grades) — "Union Jack"
Orchestra — Soldiers' chorus from
"Faust .Goethe
"America" — By audience.
Si. Anthony's Ball Team
The St. Anthony's ball team of East
Oakland, our local champions, are in
fine trim for the series of three games
to be played. with the St. Joseph boys,
the transbay. champions, on the Califor
nia State league grounds in \that city.
Their names follow: Francis Perry,
Joseph O'Connell, Anthony Cabral, Car
roll Filton, Alfred Henas, William.
Cryer, Anthony Lewis, Arthur Henas
and Leo Cunningham.
the extent of wartting to study the
buzzard at short range — a thing easily
done after a full and hearty meal has
been partaken of by the buzzartl. Liike
an alderman after a guild Ifall dinner,
they are not only too full' for utter
ance, but. too heavy to fly, so they can
be approached.' Now the buzzard is not
armed cap-a-pie like a hawk and, when
pressed too closely, he does not dart at
you as would a winged hawk; no.
Buzzards, like the condors, are gifted
with the sharpest sight and rely upon
their, eyes* entirely. -This has been
proven over and over again by burying
an animal in a very shallow grave at
night, one that would deceive the sight
but not the nostrils, and yet. the buz
zards, about in the usual numbers, have
shown no interest. Their vision had
nothing to direct them, yet there was
everything to draw them had their
sense of smell been developed.
The vision of the wild fowl is only
too well respected by the hunter../ The
old gander, who comes scouting ahead
of the flock, is quick to give the warn
ing honk if scattered straw or freshly
strewn earth around the pit excite his
Havo you ever noticed how a poorly
constructed blind, a black hat or coat,
a shining pair of gun barrels, will turn
mallards yet hundreds of yards 1 away?
It has been claimed that mallards could
smell. and many contentions have been
urged toward that end, but until defi
nitely proven it is safe to credit diverg
ence in flight and avoidance of blinds
to acute vihion and not to the power of
When wondering at the wonderful
vision of birds one muwt not lose sight
of the fact that the elevation or birdb
eye, view undoubtedly does much to ex
tend the 6eeing powers of the carrion
Hut that condors see the distance
they do is certainly a fact in natural
history that we can do nothing else
than accept and wonder at. It Is a ou.su
of seeing and believing.
A Promising Boy
Jeweler (to now boy) — Did you sell
anything while I was out, Johnny?
New boy — Yes*, sir. I sold six plain
gold rings.
Jeweler (very mu«*h pleased) — Good,
my . boy. We'll make a llrst class
Jeweler of you one of these days. You
got the regular price, of course?
New boy — Oh, yes, sir. The prioo
was marked on the inside 18c, an' the
gentleman took all there was left, sir.

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