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JUNIOR EDITORIAL CORNER Junior Call, Third and Market Streets. San Fra % ncisco,' August 7,. 1910/ : Good. morning, Juniors! v : jAnd how are you today? 'Last Sunday, if you will" remember, I was in.a' very} bad humor, arid my, conversation was made, up of groans and I , growls. ->Today everything looks : rose colored; and The Junior Call: is \u25a0•"•'ohjthe boom;. ?I -want to say to you right here"* that the many splendid sug-r : : ; gestions ;you made \u25a0; in your ] letters this week will be taken ; into careful con sideraHon; and I. am more ithaii delighted to see that you take such a deep t . ' interest in the welfare of The Junior. I was so • tickled \u25a0when I saw "those contest .letters "that I:; turned .four.- somersaults -right .across- the: front lawn, ; ..and then 'chased "my tail in the mbsf :^frivolous way for lOiminiites. Knowing ; ; the lerigthjof .niy/tail, as you alldo, there is no need to tell you that I failed \u0084--to-m ake; c onriecti6ns. . \u25a0: .-\u25a0'\u25a0\u25a0 \u25a0.'. s ' \u0084 v' ,. >-. The' other day I saw ; something that made" me • boil with j anger, ; and now ..;- I'm ; gbingj to tell it to. you and ; see what vyou think about it. I was passing - alongconelof \u25a0the. finer 'residence, streets, when I.came to a house with wide, sprcadingigrounds, . and -the entire place Was inclosed by a high iron fence. VAvgarden i party .was evidently going on; and I. could see 'groups, of -'elegantly . V/.'gOwned women moving .back andVforth,\on the lawn aniid the ! shrubbery.. ?.r in'one (corner-^of jthe-. .\u25a0\u25a0garden.' V* Suddenly* from around the side of the house ' darted ;al small clog; carrying in; his; teeth a handsome i; silver money bag,- such" "/. as ;are; cafried;by; ladies nowadays. -;..,:\u25a0; '\u25a0;-, ; . ;/v'V '.\u25a0 / /".; .'.-I^c'ould* tell he was up to; mischief by the- wicked glint in. his' eye. He ,;:put it >down' upon: the^grassahd began ; to, worry, it,-,when,% without warning, it y l ;flew openl spillingVupon'the riot a, little' •silver, and/gold. '\u25a0.\u25a0\u25a0 \u25a0 \u25a0\u25a0 : .-.\u25a0., " V'- ''• '•\u25a0 ;\u25a0\u25a0 \u25a0 r • \ . \u25a0 ' «:\u25a0.'! About: that tiriie a visiting| puppy, came .wanderiiVg 'along, "and, seeing - his ': host,:, went ; ovef>tp.;pass the tiriie.; of day.; 'with'! him. >' 'No sooner had he : arrived at; the -'scene / of -action,; however,; than the^ 'older ;dbg,V espying 'his . mistress ; arid one" of her;; guests ."approaching,'.. dashed away and but; of : sight, : r '',;leaying*'the innocent '.-puppV to, bear "the. 'blame.. In spite' bf^his pitiful attempts \u25a0: ). to ; make A himself understood, : the 1 little fellow was whipped arid for somebody: else's i misdeed. , \ '*."-. '- ~ *» '-'.!' - \u25a0\u25a0\u25a0 ; ' V- I'^think you can \u25a0 catch the.i lesson; without /tny going, in to explanations. '-There .are; two 0 kinds; of courage," Juniors^-physical ... courage ; ; and; .moral ; .vcburage^-aTul of '.'the;> twain the. latter -is n^ch; thej finer/ rNeverAbe^ afraid- to - -.tell .the :-: truth.- ;.\ Don't : let anything, particularly : so small a thing as a 1 je, :</J intimidate you. '/If ' you've l done u ; the wrong r thing, why, : , just 'rriake a f clean - -;. .breast ": of i it jand) start: over, again. X^lwaysj;take.your share of the. blariie, and fjl wherijiyou fair down^^GET^UPLvDblv't^stay^in^hejmire/ t v ALONZO. •';.'' MOOT BATIKS J^LONZO A :' Woman inj -Venezuela Uhlnks it , would be a fine \ idea- to. \u25a0 make- fa ts— ' those looking. things that are, usedin the construction, of. the modern? woman's .coiffure—but : of the i hair of' live -dogs.. She claims that hair thus; obtained \u25a0is \u25a0 not v so' injurious as; some i of , the cheaper, imitations now , in ' vogue, ; and : that : the animal • (that's me) \u25a0 could be shaved twice- a year. If: that -Venc- [ zuela* lady, comes -north, it's i me -for, the mountains! ' r The eyes of tin were wondrous 1 bright, -The wise, man /read hii CalT'ohce more- • And lived forever and aye. \u25a04 -— — ~ Trjrr \u25a0\u25a0\u25a0\u25a0"•" \u25a0"*'"''•*' "' : *' — : — .'" "". ' \u2666 A Word of Thank? V'ullejo, July' 19,1 910. Dear Sir: 1 -.received my lovoly post, cards,, and \ thank you very much. Give- my love ."'to 1 Alonao and the Junior Call, '"".'.* ; . . CECILIA DOLAN, ,s «1 Virginia etreet. ' THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, SUNDAY, AUGUST?, 191O.^THE JUNIOR CALL' r As Jimmie Saw It Jlinmle had Vpent \u25a0 hln first day at school, x "What did you learn?" was his aunt's question. "Didn't learn anything." ;'Well,,what did you dot" j "Didn't, do anything. There wa* a woman waniiiiK to know how to upell cat and 1 told her." FLOWER LORE KATHARINE BEALS IUIS, or Flciir «!«• Lin... (A Mrnnnß^.) (Cnpjrlght, IMO, by C. MnrmUtan. AH rights • rcwrTcd.) "Oh Flower Ac. luce, bloom on, and Irt the rWcr I.lnurr to kIM thy fort! Oh flower of - song, Wooni on, and make for* The world more fair and sweet." — Longfellow, "Flower de luce." IRIS, the sister- of the ; Harpies, or Deities of the storm, represented 'the /rainbow. She was' swift as the wind and had wings of gold, and was employed by, Juno as her especial mes senger,-as Mercury was Jupiter's. She carried messages unto the end of the earth, and even Into the depths. of the seas. ] One day the flowers N all assem bled at Invitation of Juno to cele brate the birthday of Iris. They all came in their prettiest dresses, and were having a fine time when three . new sister flowers were seen approach- Ing dressed in gowns of red, yellow and purple, and wearing gorgeous jewels. No one knew who 'they were. At last some one said, "We will call them- Iris . because they wear , the colors of the rainbow." And so-v they, bear the name of the messenger of the" gods. , V ; ..There are more than 170 different va- - rietics of iris, and they grow In almost every country of the world. As one of, the duties of Mercury was to conduct Uhe souls of dead men to their final resting \u25a0; place, so Iris per formed the same; duty for the women, and the; Greeks; used the purple iris to decorate the graves of the women. The, Egyptians introduced the flower into architecture. As the symbol of eloquence and power it was placed upon the :brow of the: Sphinx, and upon the \u25a0 scepters; of their rulers. In ancient Babylon and Assyria the iris. was rec ognized as one of the- flowers of rov ' alty/ ; / . , \ r /- : ,'-.- : -,- :\ . : \u25a0 \u25a0 ' . ;-, : - plantlwas used as medicine \u25a0 '\u25a0: £ The ancients esteemed the iris high ly for- medical- purposes. ,The roots/ which .had; many of the properties of f. honey, i were 'used in\ the preparation of - ' : : 5 41; different remedies. .The plant when •.' attached ;to.the % body *of an' infant was : supposed ito .'all \u25a0;- the disorders '\u25a0• ; .that | arise ; from > teeth! n g. -r>. Used Yas a " syrup, :it was said to cure "coughs and inflammation,- of- the ;;. throat.'. I\u25a0'\u25a0\u25a0-Mixed1 \u25a0'\u25a0\u25a0- Mixed with vinegar it was- good for diseases of ; the ''liver.. Applied externally It was a" cure -for; the-blt.es of- serpents, ; and- scorpions. A powder . made "from ?\u25a0 "the' foot and mixed -with honey was used \u25a0 as ia > splint for ; broken , bonesJ" f The same; powder, v used dry, ; was : beneficial ;; . in : cases of .' scrofulous ; sores. ;., In | this ß latter case the person £ gathering ' the .iris should mention- the name of . the , .patient and 'the disease for ; which it was , to be used. :, . ; \ J 1: ; . A> Roman ,-: naturalist ' mentions " the criminal' \u0084 practice 'of ,; :soirie c herbista, who.sif rthey sthink that they ; have not - \u25a0 been paid enough,' keep back apportion of the Iris, and, burying it . in the same ; ; place .from, which; they obtained it, thus insure a recurrence of the illness and consequent retention of their serv ices. An exquisite perfume; was made . : , .\u25a0 from'- some k'j varieties of ..; the plant, ViWhlch .was ; niuch ' in demand by women : of fashion ;' also a . perfumed j : oil which [ \u25a0; was. a valued addition to the toilet. FRENCH LEGENDS ABOUT IT The Iris is <[ the national flower of^ Prance, «where It was first called fleur ' de Us; There are -several ; legends In . -regard to jits adoption. According -to, ; heraldic ;traditions, the ancient Franks' at proclamation of a king were acus tomedHo 7 place In his hand a reed of flag v- in '• blossom, and • later kings are represented \u25a0'.-, with the "scepters orna •mented!wlth the: samei flower. \u0084 'Another legend Is., traced- to .the sixth century; when Clotilda, the wife ' of Clovls, endeavored by -prayers .and good deedSi to--, bring about the conver sion of her ' Warlike . husband. For a long time he ; resisted her efforts. At length, haying -led his army against >the. Huns, and being In danger of de. . feat, he. called for assistance upon' th» .god whom his wife worshiped. The tide ofibattle turned, v he won a com pletel victory and upon his return'he was baptized in the Christian faith. The night after his. baptism an un gel appeared to a holy ., hermit, who s dwelt « i\ear : the -castle, and*-gave him a beautiful blue shield emblazonnd with . three golden fleur de" Us. which he bade 'the hermit take to the queen, to give \u25a0to .her. husband. The device of Clovis theretoforo hud been three black, toads. \u25a0'\u25a0... ' The banner-of Charlemagne l» said to have . \>een blue decorated with golden fleur de Us. NATIONAL FLOWER Oil* FIIANCU , A later tradition is that when Louis VII was about to start on lilh crusade to the holy land the white banner of the French . crusaders was found one morning covered with purple fleurs de Us. I^oule regarded it as an evidence of divine approval and adopted it as the emblem of France and had it en graved upon his signet ring. The soldiers called the flower the "Fleur do I^otils," which later was con tracted into "fleur do luce," and et lll Inter In to the present form "fleur do Us." It was incorporated into the arms of Franco .and used In the decora tion of the crown itself. Charles VI reduced the number of fleur do 11s uned in emblazoning tho French arms to three, supposedly in recognition of tho holy trinity. Edward^ 111 claimed France as be longing to the English crown, and added the French Illy to tho English coat of arms, and It took many bloody battles to make the English renounce the claim, but in 1801 the lily disap peared from the English shield. During the revolution the fleur do Us was proscribed, and any one wearing it or having it in his possession wan put to death, and where It was conspic uous In decoration -.or sculpture it was destroyed by the frenzied mob. Upon the base of the statue of Jeanne •d'Arc, In Rowen, are sculptured fleur de Us with, this Inscription: "Beneath the maiden's sword the lilies safely, bloom." JA PA NESE HAVE , PKnPKCTED IT The Japanese, with their extravagant love for flowers, celebrate a flower fes tival every month. According to their calendar the "Fete of the Iris" or Hana- Shobu, occurs In June. In contrast to the riotous carnival of the cherry blos some, the Iris fete is a very dignified garden party. . In Japan the flower has been brought to a perfection that the French never dreamed of. Purple, yellow and white are the principal. colors; with .somo shades .of % blue.. The most Important display is at Horlklrl, near Tokyo, and the plants are arranged to produce a' wonderful color effect. During : the celebration the hot water: ln the public bath houses is perfumed ;with iris root and the -public conveyances are dec orated,with garlands of* the flowers. -, It has long been the custom for the S Japanese, on the sth day of June, to hang bunches- of sweet- flag under the eaves of their; houses,, to warn off evil spirits, and to prevent misfortune com ing to -their, homes. Sometimes beds of Iris .were planted oh the thatched roofs of the cottages to word off: pestilence. .\u25a0\u25a0\u25a0\u25a0\u25a0\u25a0-This custom is accounted • for in: an other manner. Once there ; was a fam ine".ln Japan, .and no one was | allowed to plant : anything in the' ground . that could not' be used as food. The pow- ' dered root \of the Jris was used by Jap anese, women as a cosmetic and as a powder to whiten- their faces, so the ; little ladies all planted I gardens of iris on the' roofs' of their, houses, •<\u25a0 and in many of 'the country places they are .still there. It is customary In Japan to send flowers upon all: occasions, and the iris Is' in great demand *for. all events .re quiring congratulations, except at wed dings,, when it Is undesirable on ac count of its purple" color. '\u25a0 Japanese lit erature: has 'many references -to <the .flower,. One of their poets has written these; lines: •',> : ; The iris grown between my house and ; the neighbors. • • Is just burnishing: in its deepest color and glory; ' .. '•, v I wish that some one would come and :\u25a0-'- \u25a0 :•:.' see-, it •';..-:'\u25a0 " \u25a0 Before it:, withers 'away and returns to - •. the. dust. :. The ; French poets naturally have made 'their, national 'flower: a theme of frequent verse, and the j earlier English writers have numerous references to it. Chaucer and Johnson bdth '•\u25a0 seem to have been ( familiar with It. Spenser Includes it in his "Shepherd's Calen dar." 'Shakespeare often refers to it in his historical plays and Milton numbers it with the flowers of Para'dlse. - In "Paradise Lost" ho saays: \u25a0 Iris, all' hues, roses and jassamin, Reared high their heads and wrought mosaic. \u25a0 The Children in the Moon Harken,. child,. unto a story! \u0084 . For, the, moon is ; in the eky, And across her shield of silver .\u25a0,", .See two tiny cloudlets fly. Watch them closely, mark them } ' .'. Bharply, ' As across the, light they pass; Seem they not to have the figures Of \u25a0 a little lad -and lasb? See. ,my child, across their shoulders Uesa little pole! and 10, Yonder speck is just the bucket, Swinging softly to and fro! . It is, said these little children, Many and many .a summer night, To a little well far northward Wandered in the atlll moonlight. To the wayside well they trotted, - Filled their little bucket* there; And the moonman, looking downward, Saw how beautiful they were. Never is the bucket empty,' Never are the children old; Ever when the moon Is shining '\u25a0 Wo the children, may behold. Ny Robert Buchanan. Ancient Baseball "Who was Leonldas?" "The man who captured the Spartan nine the year they gave Persia such a tussle. It wan a great gajuu."—Wuuh ingtoo Herald.