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: Grade. ** i \u25a0 , , Age
\u25a0. AVhat sort .'of work _ are you planning to take up? What do you like
; ; . : pcstr\ borne. of you will, no doubt, become physicians, nurses, lawyers,
.wnters, while others are looking: forward to futures along altogether
vditterent lines. You know, the success of anything you undertake depends
•largely upon whether you like 'it -or/not. - Write and tell Alonzo what,
.deep.downin your heart, you are really, yearning to be, and why' He is
intensely-interested jm the Juniors; and so would like to-know what you
ar^ all going to become later on. Send, in your letters as early as possible
and make them* toe -the'3oo word mark. \u25a0 • . / . """v, I *-.
VYouknow^y/Du are never too:young to look, forward. We all of us
now and then, AND THERE'S
N PiGQIIsi G BACK. What you have to figure on : is the" future, and the
,: mistakes. of; the past, while they can never be entirely wiped out can
nevertheless be corrected tomorrow, the next day or another day to come
>Ary: ; to;gO; through today without, havingiah'ything to carry over on to
morrow si slate. ; Begin, to build your, future right-now.
\u25a0\u25a0-v . There is no one of us'who hasn't some particular pet thing for which
.h. h . c:c :° wns a strong .preference. Lead/yourself gently by the hand into a
\u25a0 corner and think it over. ,
;.' Let's see; what you can i do by. Wednesday, Juniors. - /
Four splendid fountain pens, will be awarded as prizes for the four
best letters.' '\u25a0'; \u25a0•;\u25a0>\u25a0..-:.'\u25a0\u25a0..- ; \ ..\u25a0 "... . ,\u25a0. - :\u25a0: \u25a0\u25a0\u25a0\u25a0\u25a0
• > .--;..'. Any Jtiriiprmay write a letter/|or,this section on some, topic of public
''::intcrest.> Keep track of the; lettefs;from^week4o week anddo not take
V subjects already « written "Von, ; unless you do'rh'ot agree; with Tsome writer
and [wish to answer ; in a letter of your own. The' letters may be from
' 2(XKtd^4oo words, Vmiist be: in by Wednesday of each week, and must
be ; bn'a subject'of public, interest/ '> yy ' t » ". • : :'. \u25ba .<-
\u25a0\u25a0::;"%'s'-;--;^i*a]vk;X.-!voves, \u25a0
.1208 X Street, Sacramento. Sacramento
(irnmmur Silkmil, 7 II Grade. A«rel3
• n Sometimes: It is very hard to say no
to temptation, but one always feels bet
ter if he i resists it. ~ -
;,'. A-young boy or. girl has more tempt
,at lons I* think at ; school than uny other
place. . ... :\u25a0 - : .
-, When "l was in the "fifth grade a few
. days- before graduating the class . was
copying:' some songs. As; I could not
.see the blackboard, I; changed to' an
otherj-seatjwhere',l could see.
, However, ; as '\u25a0•\u25a0 I ;'\u25a0 tu rned .\u25a0. round to > get
' the : last /words of , the song my arm'
accidentally pushed the ink well over
to the floor, und the pupils, being busy,
•they'dld'not" notice it. In about a half
hour "the 1 . teacher saw < the ink ' and
questioned, the class übout it. - -." \u25a0<-\u25a0
'\u25a0\u25a0 Naturally, all suspected it- was the
boy/, who tat- in that' seat, but he was
'silent. '- •/. . \u25a0 '.....,:..\u25a0 . \u25a0.-./„\u25a0
v .; It was very hard for. me to flghrthe
.temptation, but at last 1 spoke up and
said. '"Teacher, it was *I, who upset the
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If a temptation is hard to light. It al
ways makes one. happy -to:"conquer It..
... P. S.— l appreciated- the set -of art
pictures that you sent me and I think
they are very pretty. "»v>"
317 Twenty-fourth' Street, Oakland. St.
. lOlUnbt-th, Neventb Ciratle.
/,,, As* 18 Year* , f
Arlthmetlo may seem an easy study
to the diligent minded pupil, but ,to
iiui It ueonis v liarii>tu«k.
, When, I was in tha third grade it
seemed \u25a0to be my easiest subject, but
as I advanced in school It became very
hard. . •
When the end of the term drew near
w« were told to study hard, for unless
we pußged our examination we would
not be promoted. Our teacher also told
us If we got 90, per cent or above in
any subject for one week we would
be excused In our final examination.
I studied hard and to my. great joy
was excused from" taking arithmetic.
Third Avenue and I * Street, Sonth San
. FrancUeo. Uny View School, A
Fourth Grade. Ace 10 Year*
The hardest work that I ever did was
to I land : a big shark up on the bank in
front of my home. We -live near- the
edge of the water .: and- often ~' at: high
tide large leopard sharks come -close
to the shore and, feed on small fish and
Clams. :':...:....\u25a0 .',;.-.-. •*.-,; ; \u0084 .%\u25a0 ;;\u25a0„>• \u0084/. \u0084 ..,
One day my father and' I threw out
a line baited with drumnsh and I was
left to watch in case wchad a bite.
All 4 of " a sudden I saw the line
switching from one side to- the other
and tightening. I pulled the\line with
all my, might, and finding, v that the
shark was stronger than I was, I could
'feel -'inyself 'getting nearer and nearer
.to the bank. It was life or death with
me. If the shark won the .fight I
would have been pulled over a high
bank and drowned or ; dashed on the
rocks 1G feet below. I. seemed to gain
the strength of an ox and managed to
get near enough \u25a0to a fence • post to
wrap the line around it.,
Hy. hard pulling and more wrapping
around the post -I managed to land the
shark Just as my father came running*
to help me. It was certainly the hard
est work I ever did, but it would have
been still harder if I had had to let
him go,
544 llobart Street, Oakland, Cat. Lafay
ette .School, A Sixth Urade.
Are 12 Ye«r»
It Jfl a pretty hard thing to decide
really which is the hardest thing. I
think that this incident about which
I will write is the hardest thing I
have ever attempted, .
1 I was asked once to take part in a
little play to be given for a club. My
part in the play was to be a wax doll.
We rehearsed and rehearsed until our
teacher thought we knew our parts
perfectly. ' v ,
.At last the great day came. I had
to stand stiff and was all painted" up
to look like a doll. I wasn't supposed
to wink my. eyes or "move. Of course
when I wasn't supposed to move I was
sure to. First, my face would itch.
I would want to scratch .it- so, but I
didn't dare, for I was afraid, it would
spoil the effect. Then my leg ' would
twitch and I could hardly resist the
temptation, to move. I wanted to wink
more just at that time than any other
and could hardly keep from smiling at
the funny things that were said. My!
but I'm glad I don't have to be a doll
all, the time!
422 Lyon Street. Fremont School..' II
Sixth Grade. Age 11 Yean*
The hardest thing I ever had to do
was to tell the truth of my disobedi
ence.^ Once while I was playing in, the
sand my mother called me In and told*"
me not to play because I might tear my
dress.. I' thought nothing of it and
went right out again. It^wasn't long
before we got tired playing. While
going out I tripped on some wire, near
the fence, and as it happened that there
were some nails there I tore my skirt.
I did not see it until later a girl no
ticed It and I pinned it up and went
right in for supper. My mother asked
me if I tore my dress, I said no, but I
tore my skirt. Juniors, it was a 1a 1 long
time before I would give in and ask
my mother's forgiveness.
The Home' of the Japanese Child "by patten ot^crd
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TN the Land of Cherry Blossom, •'.
•*\u25a0 Where they/live on rice and tea,
Is. the quaint one-storied dwelling
Of the little Japanee.
Bamboo walls and colored roof tiles,
While they sit at home, you know,
They can th row the side walls open
' And be Out oi doors, just so!
.Little children of this country
Learn to be polite and kind.
Obey parents, learn their lessons —
Such, in homes like this you'll find.
rfOPYItIOIIT. 1010. RY TUB •*.:•".
All itijrMs Itwrvcl.
| Winners of Puzzle Prizes
Four very fine fountain pens will be
given away each week for correct an
swers to the puzzles. This does not
mean that every one the
puzzles correctly gets a prize. But if
you persist you will surely get one.
If, you do not get it this week, keep
on trying. Perhaps you will be suc
cessful next. The Junior follows the
fairest possible method in awarding its
prizes. \u0084\u25a0 ' .
All answers must be spelled correct
ly, written -neatly and sent in on postal
cards. Those received in other ways
will not be considered.
The correct answers to the puzzles
published in The Junior Call of July 17
are as follows:
1, Pansy; 2, Dinah; 3, Artist; 4,
Boiler; 5, Ribbon; 6, Tacks.
Prizes are awarded to the following,
who answered them correctly: • '
I,?Nlie R. Konlell, 2021 Enclnal ave
nue, Alameda.
. Ccorßie IlnnMcn, Camp Meeker.
KlUabcth S. I,cwln, 131 Ellert street,
San Francisco, Cal.
josle Toplnl, ,391 Fifth street, San
Francisco. j
l,n Lomn Park. Age 11 Y«nr«
The hardest work I ever did was
helping my mother make- me practice
my music lesson. • .
Man Overcoming Natural De
fects {
Animals do not employ machines, but
some animals formed to live chiefly on
dry land can swim, and some animals
formed to live chiefly in the water can
move about on dry land, the primary
and most efficient balance exerted In
each case being that which is most
often serviceable to the animal in ques
tion. But there is yet a third clement,
from which man has been hitherto de
barred, in which animals can exercise
a third form' of balance, namely, the
far less vlscuous fluid known as air.
Birds which depend chiefly on flight,
like the albatross, the seagull or the
eagle, have the instruments adapted for
flight most highly developed and show
an obvious ungainliness when they
walk on land. Birds which, are able to
fly.,but pass a large part of their ex
istenco on land can' walk extremely
well, such as barnyard fowls. \u25a0
Some birds seem almost equally at
home in all three 'forms of balance; for
a wild duck flies fast and far; it is
completely at home- in the water, and
it' walks about on land with very con
siderable freedom. Man, having been
born, \u25a0 It '\u25a0 would i appear, with only the
form of balance necessary to walking
on land capable of full development,
has already learned to attain the bal
ance necessary for swimming in the
water with a certain ease, and is now
beginning ; to learn the. third form of
balance necessary . for the air. As he
has ,no "natural" wings, he is at , the
present moment in much the same po
sition as the bicyclist or the sculler- —
he has, in fact, to control the move
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ments of something interposed between
him and the air, by means of his own
sense of balance.
Neither running nor swimming will
assist him in the new element he has
set out to conquer, except in the one
point that the sense' of balance exer
cised in these must be still further and
still more delicately exercised in the
third. By steps which are clearly and
publicly recorded the "Wright brothers
proved that a certain formation- of
planes would not only Imitate the glid
ing motion; of a bird with 'wing out
stretched, but would maintain their
stability when propelled through the
air, and, indeed, largely depended for
their stability upon the strength of that
propulsion.— Daily News, London.
Sure and Swift Messages
A great deal of interest has been
aroused in the employment of carrier
pigeons as'mesengers. They 'were, used
a great deal before the days of the tel
egraph, and it is recalled that one of
Lord Rothschild's pigeons brought the
first news of the battle. of Waterloo to
London; They were also ojf great serv
ice during' the siege of, Paris. They
have been used in South America to
send back reports when a telegraph of
fice could not be reached. Thoy have
been released f rom k a vessel in
ocean and brought news of the vessel
and passengers back to New York.
, The method of sending messages is
to group them, photograph the group
to microscopic size on a. thim film an
inch wide and two Inches long, roll the
film into a small celluloid tube and
fasten. the tube to the bird's leg with a
light kid band and a spring button like
that on a glove. At the home station
the photograph is enlarged and each
message sent to Its address.
Scientific 'men have, never been able
to determine what faculty it is that en
ables a carrier pigeon to fly straight
back to places from which it has been
taken. It is usually. : "put in a cage and
carried in a baggage car, bo that it
gains no knowledge of the country over
which it passes, but when it is released
it takes a bee line for its home, al
though that may be hundreds of miles
away. Many scientists think the bird
has afslxth sense which we do not pos
sess, while others think that some of
its senses are simply more acute, pos
sibly that of smell. But it is certain
that no human being is able to do what
the of the air does so uner
Iron in Antiquity
The following is a brief summary of
the facts known as to the use of iron
by the ancients: \u25a0 ,
Interesting, in the light of recent
\u25a0"metallurgical practice is a part of an
iron tool found in the, great pyramid,
because it contains not. only nickel, but
also combined carbon, showing thjit it
is not of meteoric origin. \,
>\u0084 Under a sphinx at Karnak an iron
sickle was found.
At Delhi thora still exists an iron
pillar, 50 feet high and 1G inches in
diameter, "made of 50 pound blooms
welded together. This pillar, it is sug
gested, may be regarded as the dOS ; en«
among proJucts of tha heavy iron in
The .use of. iron and steel in China
has been traced to the year 2357 B. C. -
I wonder if the boys and girls. .who read The Junior Call would like to
know about some delightful books for summer reading— the kind that; even if
you must stay at home, will carry you to the mountains and to the* sea?
Here are some splendid ones: , \
"Kings in Exile,", by Charles G. D. Roberts, is made up of animal'tales
every bit as interesting 'as. Ernest Thompson Seton's bear- and wolf stories.
The book is illustrated with: photographs and is very attractive.
"The Boy With the United States Survey" is by Francis Rolt Wheeler,
and tells of a boy who went gs a helper to a surveying party in : Alaska. The
nerves tingle and the blood runs a. bft faster, as you read of how they ; went
into the unsurveyed country around Mount St. Elias, and when you finish you
know that there are still heroes who have dared as much and who deserve
as much praise as the knights of the time of King Arthur.^- V
Then;there is "The Magic F*orest,"<by Stewart Edward White. No one
knows more tlian Mr. White about the woods and the '--ways of wood folk,
and he tells this story of a boy in the Canadian forests and among the Indians
so delightfully that you'll be sorry when the end is reached. ,
"Nick of the Woods" will 'take/you back ".to the days of /the early settle
ment of Kentucky, arid makes-youfeel that the Indians were right when they
called it "dark and bloody ground," for, of course, you know that is the mean
ing of the name of the state. . In it are Indians, lots of -fighting and .white
men of glorious courage. It is by Robert' Montgomery Bird, but if, you didn't
see the name of the author I know you'd think it was written by Fenimore
Cooper. It is just as thrilling as the Leather Stocking tales. ; ,
- One of the very best and also one of flic newest is ''Freckles'," by Gene
Stratton Pprter. You'll be happier. for. knowing Freckles, who is a poor Irish
boy with only one hand. In the Limberldst, a great swamp; in, the heart of
the Michigan woods, lie watches the claim of a. lumber company and. makes
friends of the birds and all the wild things until lie is able, to do wonders with
them. He has had a very unhappy boyhood; but everything ends well, and he
is successful and happy, as he deserves to be.
For girls, too, there -is much delightful summer reading. The, "Little
Colonel" books, by jAnne Fellows Johnston,^though not exactly ric,w, are
delightful. In fact, the boys and girls liked the first one so much that
hundtfds wrote to Miss Johnston, begging her to go" on with the story. They
grew to be such friends with the colonel that they couldn't.bear to say.gobdby
to him. \u25a0'
In the "Betty Wales" series the story of a real -girl is told by a woman
who knows juSt what girls like. Margaret Warde, like MissJohnst'onV in
tended to write just one book, but Betty was so popular that she had to go
on and do the group covering Betty's schooldays. . • -
, Mary Raymond Shipman Andrews has published ..something that young
people will like. It is called "The Enchanted Forest," arid tells aboUt, a girl
and a boy and a fairy fox. The experiences they have are quite as wonderful
as those of Alice in, Wonderland, and there is something happening every
minute. \u25a0
• Girls who must stay at home, but who would like to go wandering instead,
can have a play trip, which is a very good kind after all, by reading" Etta
FUaisdcll Macdonald's new book, "Kathleen in' lreland.-" Kathleen is a little
Irish girl, who lives with her father and mother in the lonely mountains of
Donegal. She goes to spend' the summer in Kilkenny,, the country of the
famous cats. There she has thelovcliest time imaginable, for she has a dear
grandmother— a regular story book grandmother — who spends most of the
time thinking of something to make Kathleen happy...
I am keeping the, very best of the lot for the last. It is "Heidi," by
Joanna Speyri; Germau'children have loved it for years, and Helen B; Dole,
who was sorry that English and American children should miss such a treat,
has translated it into English. It does not matter if y oft are in the high
school or in the lower grammar grades, you will love "Heidi" just the same.
Your father and mother will enjoy it, too, and it will make your grandparents
feel young again. Nothing sweeter, was ever written than this story of the
girl who lived among the Swiss' Alps with her grandfather and her two goats)
Schwanli and Barli v Read it, and you'll join with the Germans in calling its
author "Dear Frau Speyri."
I have named these late publications because you are not likely to have
heard much of them, but there are many other books good for summer read
ing. So if you want to choose the pnes that will fill your vacation days with
pleasure, don't fail to include some of the old stories that never wear out.
There are dozens of them, but two that stand out as being especially good
are Kate Douglas Wiggin's "Diary of a Goose Girl" and the ever delightful
"Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm."

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