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P 1"™^ RESIDENT McKINLEY and party started on their jour
ney across the country by special train on Monday,
__, April 29. They take the southern route, and include
Ip states which the president did not visit last year. Vir-
UIBBJ ginia, Alabama, Tennessee, Mississippi, Louisiana,
Texas, Arizona, California, Oregon, Washington, Montana, Idaho,
Utah, Colorado, Nebraska, Illinois, New York, Pennsylvania are
the states in order through which he passes and where he makes
Stops. He will travel over 11,000 miles and is scheduled to be
gone from Washington about seven weeks.
The empress dowager of China is said to have appointed a
board of regents to govern the affairs of the empire. This is
considered rather an Important step, showing as It does that
the empress has somewhat relinquished her arbitrary rule, and
also that she has shifted the responsibility for anything that
happens in tire future. The appointment of the board will also
hamper the rule of the emperor, who is said to be favorably in
clined to reform and well disposed towards the foreigners.
There is still a feeling that more uprisings may come soon
In China. Some even say that there is a well planned uprising
to take effct in May or June, when all foreign churches will be
burned. Posters set May 15 as the date for ousting all foreign
ers. In fact, the situation is no better than it was three months
ago, and many feel that it is worse. Nor can there be a better
ment so long as the allies fail to come to an agreement among
themselves or prevent the Chinese from dealing with the situa
tion in their own way.
One of the most disastrous explosions on record occurred at
the smokeless powder works near Greisheim, Germany, not far
from Frankfort First reports were to the effect that two hun
dred had been killed or injured, but later accounts said the killed
Jrould number between twenty-five and eighty. Scores, however,
were badly injured, and some of these may die. The disaster is
supposed to have been caused by an explosion of chemicals.
The committee sent by the Cuban convention to confer with
President McKinley as to the Platt amendment to the Cuban con
stitution, has accomplished nothing so far a.s any change in the
amendment is concerned. But the visit has opened their eyes
to the fact that America means well by them. They were royally
entertained while in Washington, and it la expected that their
treatment in this respect will do much toward softening Cuban
resentment at the necessary attitude of the United States toward
the form of their government.
The one clause in the Platt amendment which especially
roused their resentment is that which provides that the United
States may send troops into Cuba whenever, in the opinion of the
government at Washington, such action is necessary. The presi
dent said to one of the committee who voiced this suspicion on
the part of the Cubans: "Gentlemen, you need have no fear.
Troops will not be sent into Cuba unless conditions are little less
than anarchy." This reply, and the new point of view of such
things which are so different from conditions under Spanish rule,
have also aided in allaying Cuban resentment
The only event of interest In the monotonous story of the
war in South Africa Is that the Boers recently blew up the
railroad between Graspan and Belmont, Cape Colony, in three
places, hoping to catch Cecil Rhodes in one of them. The dam
age done was slight and was quickly repaired. The Boers are
also reported as "yearning for peace," but no active steps have
apparently been taken in that direction.
The recent actions of President Castro of Venezuela have
had a serious effect upon the national relations with other coun
tries. Foreign investors who have been active in Venezuela for
many years are wary of putting their money into lands and busi
ness ventures where they are not sure of proper protection by
the government Venezuela is almost as* seriously involved with
The Story T
HTHEY were sauntering down the walk from the schoolhouse
1 door, arm in arm.
"I don't believe—she hardly—understands us," slowly re
marked one of the girls.
"But you can't help liking her," replied Glynn Alstead. Glynn
and Helena Clayburne were never apart when it could possibly
be avoided. The "possibly" included, as a rule, meal time*
Helena turned to a tall girl coming up behind them. "Do yoa
think," she severely Inquired, "it was right to insist on the re
turn of the review slips V "Well," answered Florence Bayley,
**what else could you expect?"
The three then turned their conversation to the coming
commencement exercises, and plans for decorating the audi
torium were suggested, discussed and, as they expressed it,
"laid on the shelf for future reference." The girls searched
the dry goods stores for the colors with which their class was
to decorate for commencement and at last, thoroughly tired out
and unsuccessful, went in for the maiL
The offending person, who had been bo critically talked
about immediately after school, was evidently one of a group
which entered the postoffice shortly after the arrival of the
trio, to Judge by the looks which went round the groups of pupils.
In this offending character a casual observer would have
noticed nothing out of the ordinary—a tall, slender girl In a
blue serge suit. The only way in which she was remarkable
was the mass of auburn hair, loosely brushed from her face,
.which enhanced rather than detracted from her beauty.
As she stepped to the window, the girls thronged round a
abort, plump, good-natured-looking person, the teacher of Ger
man in the high school. Old enough to have plenty of common
tense, but young enough to fraternize with her pupils, she was
an especial favorite in the high school. She successfully com
bined the elements of a good teacher—knowledge, the ability to
teach others, sympathy and infinite love and patience. Miss Ray
mond laughingly freed herself from the enthusiastic juniors and
departed with Miss Darling, the offending teacher, for "regions
Thursday morning dawned bright and clear, and by 8 o'clock
the four girls and eight boys of the Junior class were gath
ered in one of the dressing rooms off the stage.
In the afternoon they were just tired enough to be in a mood
tor mischief. Helena slid through her German, how she never
knew, for Miss Raymond was very particular about exactness.
Perhaps Miss Raymond herself had been a junior, sometime.
As she passed to the zoology class Helena actually had the
audacity to wink at Miss Burns—that severe, dignified indi
vidual. Fortunately, the principal was glancing at the clock.
Selena marched Into the zoology classroom with her head on
THE JOURNAL JUNIOR. MINNEAPOLIS. MINNESOTA, SATURDAY, MAY 4, 1901.
Great Britain as she is with the United States. British subjects
have been arrested and a British vessel was burned at Guiara. In
addition, there is friction between the two governments because
the British landed a company on the island of Patos in the gulf
of Paria, claiming the island as British territory.
Already negotiations are under way with Great Britain for
a new Nicaragua canal treaty. Great Britain stands unflinching
ly for the neutralization of the canal. If this is assured by the
United States she will undoubtedly agree to abrogate the Clay
ton-Bulwer treaty. In case the canal is made neutral, Great
Britain will probably consider it a wise policy not to bring up
the Alaskan boundary question.
General Cailles has proclaimed himself the leader of the
Filipino insurgents, and announces his intention to continue a
war of extermination. On April 21 he ordered eight American
prisoners to be shot and several leading Filipinos were also
killed by his orders because they refused to contribute to the
insurgent fund. Aguinaldo denounces him, disclaiming the pre
vious atrocities of Cailles, and declares that he himself never
Issued orders contrary to the rules of war. Caillea is locally
known as the "head hunter," and is now the only Filipino of
any note who has not surrendered. The insurgent forces which
have not yet surrendered are estimated at about 2,000.
Following close upon the political troubles of Russia are
gloomy reports of her commercial condition. The young and ar
tificially created industries threaten to collapse entirely. Four
hundred factories have already closed and the outlook is of the
The letter written by Count Tolstoi on, April 10, and ad
dressed to the czar and cabinet, is now said to have protested
against the forcible suppression of intellectual and political
progress, and advised the liberation of the peasants from
despotic treatment, and freedom of religion. The letter con
cludes with the words: "This appeal have I, Leo Tolstoi, writ
ten, not as a personal conviction, but as the conviction of mil
lions belonging to Russian intelligence."
There has been a marked rise in the level of the Dead sea.
The ruin of El Bahr which stood like an island near the river
Jordan is now completely tinder water, and a broad lagoon has
formed on the north side of the Jordan delta. The water does
not sink in summer, and it is supposed the bed of the Dead sea
has been raised by a volcanic eruption.
Japan is In the throes of a financial panic Over twenty banks
have suspended payment at Osaka and in southern and central
provinces, and more trouble Is expected. The failures do not
affect foreign trade, as they are principally small native banks.
In the strained financial condition such as Japan is now ex
periencing, such failures are only what can be expected.
Frederic Remington, the artist who has shown the cowboy
and the broncho of the western plains in all their picturesque
ness, was recently seriously hurt while riding his favorite mus
tang at New Rochelle, N. Y. An automobile frightened the ani
mal, which shied and fell with Mr. Remington beneath. Before
the latter could be rescued his ankle was sprained and several
President McKinley Las just ordered the return to General
George Washington Custis Lee of the relics of George Washing
ton, which were taken from Arlington during the civil war.
Arlington, now the national cemetery, was the home of General
Robert E. Lee, who married the great granddaughter of Martha
Washington. When the Lees fled from Arlington they left every
thing in the house, expecting to return within a short time. When
the place was occupied by the union troops, these relics were
eller An Eve n Record
Kolhmg out of The oramarj — a tall, srenOfrgmm * fhtt strgz suit
one side, her eyes shining with excitement. _ Glyan ! and Flor
ence followed, Florence in a more quiet war. bat Glynu every
whit as excited as Helena. • , ;
Tho slips with the review questions were passed.
"One," called Miss Darling. Stanford Smith gave his dia
FOR A WEEK
taken In charge by General McDowell, and by him placed in th«
Smithsonian Institution. President McKinley holds that the gov
ernment merely took charge of them because the owner could
not protect them, and that as the government had never tried
to break the title of Mrs. Lee to them, they still belonged t«
her estate and should be transferred to her heirs.
John Fiske, the well known American historian, has been in
vited to make an address at the I,oooth anniversary of the death
of King Alfred the Great, to be held at Winchester, England, taia
summer. The memorial of the occasion is a large statue of King
Alfred and a building to be used as a museum of early English
Mexico and Austria are on the verge of resuming diplomatic
relations. Ever since Maximilian, the brother of the present
Emperor of Austria, lost his life while trying to establish an
empire in Mexico, there have been no envoys or ministers
credited from one country to the other. The Mexican govern
ment has also taken steps to resume diplomatic relations with
sister republics of South America, the first move being the ap
pointment of a Mexican minister to the Argentine republic.
The Pan-American exposition at Buffalo was opened May L
No ceremonies marked the opening. Owing to the great blizzard
of last month, the work on the grounds and the installing of ex
hibits were greatly delayed, so the management decided to com
bine the opening day ceremonies with those of dedication day.
The Saturday Review (London) has voiced a feeling that Is
more or less common among naval men of the United States. Thi3
is that as soon as Germany completes her naval plans, there will
be a test made of the Monroe doctrine in South America. There
are hundreds of thousands of German settlers in Brazil and Chile,
many of whom are in actual, if not nominal, control of large
provinces, and who are naturally eager to take things into their
A party of botanical experts has gone from Harvard collega
to Margarita island, off the coast of Venezuela, to search for what
they term the "missing link" in the vegetable world. In study-
Ing the evolution of plant life, the scientists, both at Chicago and
Harvard, found a gap which could be explained only by the exist
ence of a plant yet undiscovered. Circumstances pointed to the
existence of such a plant on the island of Margarita, which ha 3
never been explored by scientists.
The nineteen young Porto Rieans who are to be educated at
American institutions at the expense of the government of the
United States, have arrived. Eleven will go to the Indian train
ing school at Carlisle, Pa.
The new $130,000 pier at San Juan caught fire April 30, and
was completely destroyed in half an hour. A large stock of
sugar and rum was lost in the fire.
Settlers in Wallowa county, Oregon, have petitioned Secretary
Hitchcock to prevent the encroachment of the Indians from the
reservations of Idaho, Washington and Oregon to graze their
horses. Unless the interior department interferes at once it is
feared that there may be a conflict between the Indians and the
John Philip Sousa, the noted bandmaster, has received notice
that as a recognition of his services at the Paris exposition, the.
government of France has conferred upon him the appointment
and decoration of the French Academy. This ranks next to the
Legion of Honor and is the principal recognition of artistic merit
cussion, followed in turn by Florence Bayley and John Warham.
Next came Glynn, who gave a perfect recitation, but glanced
nervously at Helena after she was seated. Helena was No. 18 and
after discoursing the relations of guinea pigs to butterflies, in an
swer to the question, "What is the Latin name for the common
horse fly?" which was written upon her slip, she sat down.
No one laughed; no one dared laugh. Helena had too much
Influence in the high school for that Turning over her paper,
she wrote, "Success in any line of work is not gained in a trice.
It Is a steady upward climb —success means sacrifice," and
passed it to Glynn. Upon Its return she calmly folded it up.
Catching Miss Darling's eye she thrust it up her sleeve with
Miss Darling considered. She was weighed in the balance—
and found wanting. The return of the slips, which was so bit
terly resented the day before, was omitted.
"Score one," gleefully called Helena, as they reached tha
auditorium, and contentedly munched the ginger cookies —which
were hidden under a pile of bunting when Miss Burn 3 ap
"How dare you," said a matter-of-fact boy, "eat those
cookies when we ought to be working?"
"Oh," Glynn .replied, "'a little nonsense now and then is
relished by the best of men* —and so are ginger cookies. Have
Commencement was over. Helena was a senior. It was near
ly a year from the day of the "score one."
"Let's go out wheeling," exclaimed Helena, fanning herself
with her hat
"Can't," laconically replied Glynn.
"Good-by," I'm off," said Helena, rushing for her wheel".
A dusty, sunny prairie is all very well at the proper time.
But Helena found to her sorrow that an exploded tire is not eas
ily managed five miles from town. When, after she tried to rise
from the ground after her fall she found her ankle was sprained
and her arm broken, she groaned aloud, for Helena, though
plucky and brave, did not relish the idea of a mile walk to the
nearest house Just then.
"Accidents?" said a cheerful voice above her. Helena looked
np to see Miss Darling dismounting. On learning particulars she
insisted on Helena riding her wheel to the house. She arrived
but very little before Miss Darling, for one cannot make a time
breaking ride with a broken arm and a sprained ankle.
A light buggy was loaned to the &air, and by 5 they were
in town, Helena's head resting on Miss Darling's shoulder.
"Score two," Helena feebly whispered, aa she limped into
the doctor's office. —Louisa B. Boutelle,
Twelfth Grade, Marshall, Minn.
Marshall High SchooL_