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ALONZO. HE SPOILS A BALL GAME. The Evil of Modes and Fashions ..-;; _\u25a0:.\u25a0.-.. ROSA MARKUS , - .:\u25a0.\u25a0.. .-.'. : .. \u25a0'•\u25a0This, may seem rather a queer topic to write upon) but it is nevertheless a very Important one Indeed. The great harm that Paris is doing by -giving our women the fashions she does can not actually be imagined. '\u25a0'\u25a0' ? - ; How : cail a woman be 'strong and healthy when her stomach is cramped into every sort of ruinous^ shape, when her , waist is, reduced; to half of its natural size and when her feet are inclosed in shoes so \ small that I they pinch and smart? Is it not shameful to note how so many of the" birds which beautify our country are constantly being killed so as to be perched upon hats arid thus gratify, the whims 'of foolish women who Vwish to be fashionable? \ For a woman to wear a hat adorned with wings of birds seems tn'o less horrible to me than if it were trimmed with the hands of babes instead. ' • When ; women adorn themselves with paint: and "feathers they are (though they , may /be unconscious jof the fact) really (degrading themselves. They are showing that they .' admire the same ornamentation' as' did their savage an cestors thousands .of ! years ago, and that time and civilization have had no effect upon them. Is it not astonishing, then, to hear a woman demand equal suffrage, saying that she is just as capable of voting wisely: as is, a man? Although I be lieve In woman suffrage Ido not think that the average woman of today de serves' such a privilege. ' If a woman can ruin, her entire body and permit the slaughter of so many beautiful iblrds. merely, that she may be in "style" she shows that her brain is not fully 'developed, that she is not capable of voting for the <best man. and I; do, not believe' that woman will ever get her desire until she shows a worthier character by turning her back upon and spurning. Dame Fashion with all her cruel ways. • <\u25a0 " \u0084 \u25a0 A Child's Story of School Life NINA i.iomcitioit, 2271 California Street*. Pacific Heights ;'\u25a0•. /;'* School, D Sixth Grade. .•'•'-\u25a0V^ri^'-j Age 11 Years .. Most men and women when children about to enter/school are very happy. When vaccination comes they do not think school as nice as before. r- In the first grade school is grand; second grade, still like it; third grade, pretty fair; fourth grade, so- many *more grades to go through; fifth grade, don't like teacher; sixth grade, wish were out of school; a few years after their graduation, "Oh, I. wish I were back at that dear school!" When they are married and have children and the children complain they say: "Qh. I wish I were back at that dear school. You ought to be so happy," Parents forget how they feel when they were children. The San Francisco Call. SAN FRANCISCO, CAL., JULY 31, 1910. NO WAR WITH JAPAN '\u25a0 — . , :,' 1;,,\u25a0I ;,,\u25a0 ; MOIIKISON ICGIIBRT, 1584 Franklin street, Oakland. II • t Seventh Grade. Age 14 Yenw^ One of the leading questions of the day is "Will the United States have war with Japan?" I say no, although sorno people come from the orient crying "War with Japan!" But the more sen sible people that return from Japan' say, "No war between' the United States and Japan." In the first place Japan is already In heavy debt caused by the China and Russia wars. One of the countries that Japan owes the moat money to la the United States. Japan has no cause for war, , The intelligent Japanese will say: "Why should we fight with the country that helps us pay our debts? Why fight with our best friends? .Why fight with the countrY that gives our poor people and immigrants employment?" The United States ' is looking for peace, not war. It costs money to have war. Why not appropriate that money for something that will help the na tion? Why shed blood? Why take the citizen from his peaceful occupation, his home and family to the bloody bat tlefield? It in the end will do no good. As Philander Knox, secretary of state, says: "Let us have International peace, now and forever." THE OPEN LETTER SECTION The Vanishing Race of America CJKOUOINA 1,. SCIII.irRTKII, 2-1 nnlmy l.nite, City. Afire II Vrnri The Indian, the original propriotor of the lordly domain out of which has been made the . greatest republic on earth, has played a prominent part In American history. ' ./;\u25a0'.. The history of the white man's in vasion into the redskins' country is too well known to be repeated -again by me. With gentle ; hospitality the Indians shared their food and their homes with the newcomers, but as the white people gradually increased they were slowly driven back further and further wjstwarJ by a superior, civil ized people, i \u25a0 \u25a0 The United States* government, laid out large reservations for the redmen within their borders. But one after another, as the lands became more and more valuable each day, these reserva tions have been opened to the white settlers and the Indians have again been driven further and closer into narrow .quarters. «. ", ;•', . Time and time again has the nation al government made .treaties with the Indians not to inclose them in "such close k reservations as \u25a0 they are now occupying. But the white' people have broken their promises shortly after making them and the Indians' plea for cJ/ (^ ° largor hunting grounds and larger ter- has been of no avail. The Indians, as the aborigines of America, should be taken care of and provided .for much bettor than they have been. They should be encour- '• ngod to dress as they used to and hunt ; animals and"hiive war dancos. But do not think, juniors, that I would like the Indians to bo barbarous and scalp peoplq. Ugh! Bah! I do' not mean ; that. I plainly mean that if. these redmen still keep up their old cus toms arid ways ' they can exist much bettor than If they adopt : the white man's ways and civilization. \u25a0 I hope, that this letter will appeal " [ to all those who respect the first in- ( habitants of. America and lam one w'.io \ loves and respects the. vanishing race. ', Opposes Equal Suffrage It. WATSON", AGED.I 2 YEARS I do not believe In woman suffrage. It is not a woman's place' or duty to vote or stand in any sort of politics. Both men and women have their privi leges, and 5 1 think that politics are for men to attend to. There are things that women can do that men. can not. , If women ever i get tho right to vote, maybe in not' many years from now, they will try to get control of. things and act as enemies of men. -Maybe the men' would, be obliged to do the house work,', while' the women would be try ing; to get votes c .f or themselves If they were running for office. ,; »j; If women- ever do votej as they are trying to do just at present, the moth ers of families would go out and vote. What kind of children would they bring up? , They would not be at home one hour of the day. .They would neglect their duties and not take proper care of their children. In some , foreign countries 'the women are allowed to - vote and do , just as they like, but I hope that it will never come to that In California:-^ Let us hope that suffrage . will never be granted. | A Trio of Juniors Heard From \u25a0\u2666..,.. — —.—: . .;. . + 5127 Shattuck avenue, ';".". ..'\u25a0\u25a0 i -\u25a0\u25a0.;", ,:. Oakland, Cal. !: To the Editor of the , "Junior Call Story Department— Dear Sir: I am very much pleased ; with the prize you sent me for the story in last week's Junior Call, "A Kitchen Chair." I want to thank you very much. Your friend, VIOLA SYMMONS.' 1454, Waller street, , , San Francisco, Cal. July 18, 1910. Editor Junior Call, San '.. Francisco, —Dear Sir: ' My reward, for story writing— one set 'of "Famous Paint ings" — has; just bee.n received, \u25a0 and I ;wish to thank you many times. The pictures are certainly fine, and make an excellent collection. Yours respect fully, GRANDISON.HUBBELL. 60 Farall ones street, San Francisco, ;; . . July 47, 1910. Editor Puzzle Department—l received my premium and thank you very much. The pictures are very pretty. My sis ter is now trying to be a^winner also. Hoping she ; will be successfu.l. I re main, * MARIE LYNCH.