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THE; SAN FRANCISCO-CALL,-SATURDAY, JUNE 24, 1911.— JUNIOR CALL. .
FOR THE YOUNGER -JUNIORS SOME SHORT STORIES BY YOUNG JUNIOR WRITERS When Robert Went Fishing RUTH CHURCHMAN Sebaatopol, <al., Aged 11 "Momma, may I go fishing with James?" asked Robert. - "As soon as you bring In. some wood, pick up a basket of chips, and get a bucket of water from the spring," said his mother. . "But James Is waiting for me out by the spring," said Robert, "and he said the fish are just thick up by the bridge." "I? mean what I said," replied his mother, and went into the house.' Robert got the bucket and started to the spring to get the water. He got to the spring and saw James waiting for him. p*fB|HBP^|pBNHI "You're awful slow," said James, and then/seeing that Robert did not have any fishing line, said; "Why, where Is your? fishing line?" '* reM**fJMqfra| "Can't go till I get some water, pick up a basket of chips/and bring in some wood,", growled Robert. ' -mSMWEMM "Oh! come on,", said James. "When we get back I'll help you and we'll get it done in no time. The creek is just full of fine, big fish." "Mamma said I had to do it before I went," replied Robert. "Come on;* she won't care," said James. . ."Well, I'll take my bucket of water back and get my fishing line," . said Robert, although at the same time he knew he ought not./.**^HBMnQBBIHM "She won't care," he kept telling him self, but at the same time he knew she would. ;?* ■-' ' . Robert took the water back to the house and set it down. His mother was not In the house, so he got his fishing line' and pole. * Robert ran. back to where James was standing. "See,; I / got two pieces! of cake. I thought we might get hungry," said Robert as he took two big pieces of cake out of his pocket. ' '.'lt seemed to Robert they never would get to'the place they were going to fish. " *^JilflMM*-^flnfTl^ "Here ' we are, at last," said Robert THE WINNERS OF PAINT BOX PRIZES This is the picture to be colored. Paint it in water colors or crayon and send immediately to the Editor of The Junior Call when they got there., The boys fished till they got hungry, then they ate their cake. "I know where there is a big creek with • larger* fish," said James. "My mother told me not to go there, but Policing The White House Probably no other building in America Is so well policed as the White House. It take* 42 men to do it daily. If any mischievous stranger should seek • en trance he would not get far. Twenty four men guard the outside, of the building and 18 the inside. Eight are In the executive offices. Fourteen guard the White House .within and without at night. The number of men enumerated does not include the secret service men who guard the person of the president, and who sometimes are in service to guard the members of the president's family. BES Every door to the "White House has its policeman constantly on guard. There are always two in the basement of the executive offices,- where there is a large door leading from the street for the reception of supplies. There is always a policeman at the kitchen en trance. Two men In livery, not police men, guard the main entrance into the White House at the north portico. In the daytime there is a policeman in the East room and one each at both stair ways; that'lead to- the private apart ments of the President and his family on the upper floor. There.is a police man always In the basement, the en trance to which Is from. the east wing of the mansion. - -• At night ; a policeman guards the basement corridor of the ". interior, an other the corridor of the main floor, and another the corridor of the. upper private floor. ■he'll never know the difference. Come on.". Robert followed. "Are we ever going to get there? I don't believe you know the way," said Robert. JWMIBM/mJm**\*mat "Of course, I do. Last summer, didn't Outside \ there is constant vigilance In front and In the rear, if the' White House may be conceived as having any rear. The sooth front is as beautiful as the north front, and. indeed, more so. A policeman is always on guard at the south portico, and especially so <at Bight One parades with the regu larity of a sentryman the half covered corridor leading from the White House to the executive offices. That, the White House should "have to be thus carefully guarded may seem strange to Americans, whose chief * ex ecutive is after all only a democrat who is a citizen temporarily, holding j a high public.office. Rut it is necessary. Three ■ presidents have been /assas sinated, / although none , ever ?at ? the "White House. "It would seem none ever could be, because of the vigilance kept there. But a fierce light plays upon the White House and the occupants of it, especially the president. It attracts all kinds' of people, and cranks are ever dangerous. / Many is " the one . appre hended before he has gone far. And In this land of liberty there are also other people who have dangerous ideas cen tering on the life of the chief? magis trate. • Besides, Americans, and especially American" women, are very inquisitive and given s much '. to . vandalism. They come :In 'shoals to Washington, and their first thought is the White House. They want to inspect it from bottom to top. They want to miss nothing, and many of them would like to take away mementos. Boston Advertiser. my big brother take me there to fish? 1 guess I know the way." replied James. Robert followed James till they came to a little open place in the woods, on the other side of which, James said, was the creek. '^aBI'^MIMMBtPBBM When,they got to the place James thought was the creek they did not find any creek. guess I was mistaken; it Is over this way. farther," said James.,. . The two boys went on till they; got tired. Then they sat down under a big tree. \";fl*f 'lt!ll flljJ'l' WJQBiy f""^"BBCTBWffBBF l* "I'm going to take a.'little nap, and when I wake up we ; will have to go home," said James, lying down on the ground. .. ■:■*.. *-*-?' , "Guess I will, too," said Robert, lying down Alao.'-'^^fjMf^gSMMMJMMMtM^Mjg^ The boys were , very tired and were soon asleep. - They slept longer -,than they -i thought - they ...would, for when they woke up It was dark. "We must,be lost. ; I guess if nobody comas after us we will have to stay here.. In the morning we can go home," said jAmes.'^MMMMa\tBMtL&MMJtoIRjMMMMm Robert winked hard to keep back the tears, but as he was a boy 10 years old he thought It would never do to cry. ■Jmim Jumped up. "What's that?" he said, pointing to two large, shining eyes. , ,' -' " -.."/"?''" ■ • "It must be a panther," said Robert in a whisper. "My father saw one out here somewhere." '.'-.:. /' Just then ? a -Joyful bark was heard, and Robert said, "It's Jack, my dog." . ; Jack came running up to them, then ran a little way back. * "He I wants'us to follow "him," Said tiTBgfiB&qMjMMjMOMMMtMMmJMMBA The boys followed Jack till they came to the little creek where they had been fishing. "Oh! I" know where we are now," • the boys said together. ; They started to run and were soon at home. . Robert : found -: his mother sitting up. She was nearly sick from anxiety. •, "Oh! mamma," - said ?' Robert. ; "I'll never go away when you tell me not. to anymore."?- ... '■' ■""■■."•'■''■.'" Whenever Robert was, tempted -to do anything that his mother had told him not to do he • always ? remembered ; the time that he and James went fishing. Twenty boxes of paints will be given' away each week in this department to the Juniors, beys or girls, who send in * the best colored pictures. The drawing opposite may be colored with "either * paints or crayons,' and; must reach the office by? Wednesday - afternoon.*? ? This contest is open to Juniors 10 years'of age and-younger. ' Write your name, age and address In the dotted lines below the picture. Paints were awarded to the follow ing Juniors who painted the picture in the paper of June 10: ; .■■■_.-> Grace Wren, 2021 Virginia street, Berkeley. />'.--•. , Grant Farnsworth, 1511 Eighth street, Sacramento. ' . t * '''.-'. Edith Ada Bond, Goshen avenue," -Yisalla. ..*' '.•-■, Helen McConnell, Elk Grove.. / Evelyn Gladys , Thoney, 3964 : Twen tieth street, San; Francisco." * Dorothy Worth,, 660* Hampshire street,' San Francisco. Janice. Bartlett, 2412 Stuart street, Berkeley. Roslta Taliaferro, 1017 Fair Oaks avenue, Alameda. Irene C./ Fryman, 118 South Fourth street, San Rafael. Frank? Poerner, 719 ; Linden avenue, Burlingame. - ? '.?/,/-* , Rachel V. Graham, 2062 Golden Gate avenue, San Francisco. Cyril Jones, 66 Stanyan street, San Francisco. Blanche Short, box 348, Virginia City, Nev. i"SWI94MBaNnnB^MMB>ARiRkH Ellse Olivier, 1524 Sixteenth avenue, South »San 'Francisco.'?"; H< vii A. Grant, Hopland. Helen Frye, 1817. Allston way, Berke ley.- .'. ■■'** .> '*/■. '"..." MarJorie Way, box 194, McKittrick.; ??; Gertrude ?; Lehman, 1 , Caso ' avenue, 5 San (Francisco. -"^-^nBEB^pBHBH \ Joe J./ Chandler, 240 Second avenue, Richmond district, San Francisco.// Elizabeth Bahr, 1509 Hudson*; avenue, San Francisco. Dog's Heaven Wonderfully : ? trained, sympathetic and smart dogs are the dearest com panions ** of ■' almost , every Germain, stu dent who has the ' money to afford one or more. These can be seen/in/the university towns fantastically.outfitted with the student corps color. In rib bons or wearing the tiny, monkey ; stu dent " cap ?on doggie's. head. ?. Often are dogs sent ! on'; all sorts of : chores, carry- , ing- a ' basket ,' of , eggs, , bread or ; butter, ' a ; bottle /of brandy, dressed *, chicken,' etc. Outside of too many labor stunts --often' grievous *; drudgery—Germany is the dog's true heaven. 7