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—everywhere, broadening and enlarging my narrow views—due to
Inexperience. Indeed it is very difficult for one to imagine that
people in other lands are living and working on as we are; we
can only comprehend our own narrow circle of life. So I have
often said that when I'm grown up, I must travel. Indeed I
should even stint and limit, if necessary, my wardrobe, that ill
important part of a maiden's life, in order to compass my de
I should first travel through my own country, .visiting every,
place of note, and then to that more mature and romantic coun
—Europe. Ah, it seems delightful just to speak of and imagine
such a glorious trip—passing through all those historical, beau
tiful lands- -in France,. imagining the French revolution waging
there. Scotland, the j sturdy patriots defending themselves I bo
hind their old true, faithful friends, the mountains; through Italy
and think of the renaissance and its former glory, and then Eng
land, our dear picturesque old mother land. Besides I intend to
write books on my travels; giving interesting, lively and natural
descriptions, as explicit, true and beautiful as my humble pen
■ can accomplish. Thus the numerous people who cannot obtain
that great advantage, traveling, • will . get the next best to —a
written account. , So although poets and writers will sing of the
happy days of childhood and youth, I am in quite a haste to be
"grown ■.""• /"" : :'\ —Rose S. Weisman,
Tenth Grade, £i*L T. ':*"- 1122 Fifth Street 3.
South High School. ----^
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A Name in the Engineering World.
Although every boy and girl does not look seriously into the
future, nevertheless each one has his or her aspirations and al
ways" desires to do some special work when grown up. j I have
always been interested in all kinds of mechanics and engineering
and to become a successful engineer is my greatest wish for the
future. As such I should like to be placed at the head of some
large mine or hold the position of chief engineer in one of our
large cities. Either position would be one of importance and
. trust and well calculated to put into practical use whatever knowl
edge I had acquired by study and observation. If properly edu
cated and having natural ability in that line, the position could
become a source of fame and wide-spread reputation.
In time I might become the owner of a mine myself and this
alone would bring me an inccme for life while I should be able
to pursue my work in other lines. I should prefer to be well
acquainted with all important branches of engineering and not
confine myself to merely one, for with a variety of pur
suits at my command, I never could lose interest in my work.
New styles and methods of construction and the advancement
of all interests connected with such pursuit would ever be before
my mind and I should earnestly endeavor to earn a name for
myself in such a line of work. Finally, if possible, modern en
gineering would be eclipsed and many of the methods of to-day
would be put aside and their place taken by new advanced ideas
and plans of work. In short, I should aim to be a benefactor of
the world and a true aid to the advancement of the twentieth
century. . —Sidney Snyder,
B Twelfth Grade, 624 E Fifteenth street.
Central High School.
A Powerful Humane Society.
When I am grown up I wish to be a great reformer. I wish
to be one of the few, of whom people can truthfully say, "The
world is better that she came." I wish to do away with the
brutal habit of beating children and animals, or causing them
pain in any way. I wish to be able to teach the parents how to
rule by kindness and good example. I should start a humane so
ciety powerful enough to reach to every corner of the earth and
entirely do away with cruelty of every kind to men, women,
children, and all the lower animals. I was once told that I should
go to a lion show. It had advertised that the noble animals
would ride bicycles and do many other acts of intelligence. When
I reached the show, what was my surprise to see the trainer who,
when he wished an animal to perform, instead of speaking kindly
to it would dash at the poor prisoner and commence beating him
as hard as he could. I left that show sick at heart, and I resolved
in the words of Lincoln when he was first brought face to face
\ For Saturday, July 6:
; "A DIFFERENCE OF OPINION."
One of the girls has asked for a "battle topic. Here
it is. The papers may describe any sort of a difference
of opinion, from an encounter between I ants to a very
learned discussion between people. Look at the light side
l of the matter, and be careful not to touch.. upon any
i thing unpleasantly personal. The papers must be in the
[ hands of the editor not later than ■ ..."-,'
1 iionaay Evening, July 1,
i At 5 o'clock. They must be strictly original, written in
> ink, on one side only of the paper, not more than : 300
| words in length, marked with the number of words and
i signed with the grade, school, name and address of the
writer, together with the prize preferred from the list
printed elsewhere. The papers must not be rolled.
For Saturday, July IS.\
"AN IDEAL PICNIC. WHY?"
These hot days outing topics seem to be the only
ones possible. Surely the majority of the Juniors have
been on a picnic which went off to perfection. We have
had so many" topics telling of mishaps on such excur
sions, that it seems about time to try to get . the other
. side. Tell where the picnic was and especially why it
seems a perfect one. The papers must be in the hands
of the editor not later than -.'-,-
Monday Eveainc, July 8,
At 5 o'clock. They must be strictly original, written
in ink on one side only of the paper, not more than 300
words in length, marked with the number of words and
signed with the grade, school, name and address of the
writer, together with the prize preferred from the list
printed elsewhere. The papers must not be rolled.
THE JOURNAL JUNIOR. MINNBAFCUS. MINNESOTA, SATURDAY, JUNE 29, 1901.
•with slavery—"lf I ever have a chance to strike that institution,
I'll hit it hard." Effie E. Ebert,
B Seventh Grade, 1135 Adams street NE.
I should like to become the proprietor of a sporting goods
store. In this way I could get a large amount of knowledge of
how the best reels, bicycles, guns and other sporting goods are
made. By the time I was well established in this business I
should be manufacturing my own reels and if my ideas were suc
cessful I should also be manufacturing an automatic bicycle. If
after putting these goods on the market, they proved a success
I should sell out my business and devote my time wholly to the
manufacture of reels and bicycles. —Lawrence Zesbaugh,
A Seventh Grade, 2309 Nicollet avenue,
I wish I could be one of the world's famous writers and such
a woman as Harriet Beecher Stowe. She was a precocious scholar;
her writings date from the period of girlhood. I should try to
write books, more interesting than the remarkable story, "Uncle
Tom's Cabin," possibly the most successful work published. Be
side writing stories amusing to children, I should also write on
passing events, in which I am keenly interested. I should al
ways be ready with tongue and pen to vindicate the rights of the
oppressed. —Olga Berg,
A Seventh Grade, 2929 Eleventh Avenue S.
Horace Mann School.
In a picturesque spot in France, stands a little white house,
or cottage with a white picket fence around it. It is situated
in a beautiful spot on the Seine river, a little south of Paris. In
this little place I shall make my home when I am grown up.
What I have read from books makes me eager to start for sunny
France. Every week I shall go to Paris and take a lesson in
dressmaking, for Paris is noted all over the world for its styles.
When I have taken my lesson I shall get all the children who
live around my home to come and I shall teach them just what I
have learned in dressmaking. There are large vineyards in
France so that every fall I could help gather the luscious fruit
from the vines and watch them make the wine.
A Sixth Grade, —Clara Curran,
Horace Mann School. 2912 Twelfth avenue S.
Animals Not Forgotten.
When I grow up I should like to do something for tlie poor
animals that have no homes. I should buy a large tract of
land, then build a house and two large stables, the latter being
for the animals, and the house for myself. All this I should do
if I had money enough. Then I should look for animals; I should
buy all the sick and ill-treated horses, cows and dogs, take
care of them and feed them and after that, sell them. I could
find plenty of sick and homeless dogs and cats, and I should find
good homes for them. I should do this because I like animals,
and I dislike to see any of them suffer, even if it is only a
mouse. We have orphan homes for poor children, and animals
are abused more than children. No one seems to see half the
poor animals that need attention because they can't speak for
themselves, so if I were able I should like to carry out this
plan. —Ellen Fitzgerald,
A Sixth Grade, 3614 Harriet Avenue S.
"When I'm grown up," said a little fellow to me, "I'm going
to drive a milk cart and buy a silk dress for my mother." "When
I'm grown up," I said, "I'll have a cute little house in the pine
woods - and ; 600 : dogs of , all kinds and descriptions and if I ; get
tired of that I shall ,go to Montana and have a ranch." But the
little fellow who was going to be a milk cart driver is a civil
engineer in the Messaba Range. While I, at the age of 13, do
not think I want quite 600 dogs; a few will do.
_ Bat for me, I shall never pause to ask
Which dog may be in the right;
For my heart win beat, while it beats at all,
, For the under dog in the fight.
A Sixth Grade, v. —Clara Shepley.
Greeley School. . 2607 Chicago Avenue.
With« Pane of Glass Between.
The '.. plan that I - shall pursue '. when I . am grown up would
gladden the hearts of every Junior who has ever been fishing
or swimming or in fact done anything which gives an appetite.
After walking a long distance without anything to eat, I have
"Wheels and Keels.
to ■ '-.
To Aid the Oppressed. .
Sing a song of sixpence,
A pocket full of rye;
Four and twenty blackbirds
Baked in a pie.
CAN YOU FIND THE QUEEN?
In Sunny France.
Six Hundred Not Wanted.
gazed in a shop window adorned with cakes and delicacies and
have almost tasted those delicious forms cf pastry, but between
those goodies and me was a pane of glass and I was obliged to
enjoy, them with the sense of sight alone.
I should, before leaving my home in the morning, pack a
lunch of cookies and other sweets and when I saw a boy who
looked really hungry I should politely step up to him and ask
him if he would not partake cf some lunch. Would he refuse?
You all know the answer. Then if by chance I became owner of
a horse, and saw a boy or girl trudging wearily along, he or
she, as it happened to be, would be asked to ride with me. There
is no need of a man, when asked for a ride, to snap his whip at
a small pedestrain for he should remember that he was once
a child- —Daniel Mills,
A Eighth Grade, 2744 Twelfth avenue S.
One or the Other.
havered I wafaTl T ' ""^ *°" *"a Clerk in a store- I
ways enfcyed I™ clerk many a time at home, and I have al
llte to £ a skills V l C°Uld DOt be a clerk should
tn ■'! ? • ? ' f°r if there is aQything I like-to
tc, do isAo Play school, so when I am grown I
T S xtheGra ed° p rtlleOther- -Ril^Wadsworth,
BSl'> Grade, , 429 Ninth Street SE.
xicimes School. •,: .
The Income Too Uncertain.
I intend to be a prosperous business man, though
my business will be such as will not take up much of
my time. It is not because I wish to be idle that I
should want so much leisure time, but because I should
want to work on inventions during that time. You
would probably ask, then, why I should have any other
bus mess, besides that of inventing. My answer would
De tnat the inventor's income is so uncertain that I
should feel the necessity of having something more
substantial. If my business is prosperous, as I hope
it to be, I shall give large sums for the relief of the
poor and also for church work. I shall be honest in all
my business dealings. I shall also take a vacation every
year; if possible I shall go to Europe. Though I often
think that when I am grown up I shall do certain
things that I am not now allowed to do, or, I shall
net do certain things that I am now made to do and
which are especially displeasing to me, I shall prob
ably see, when I am older, the wisdom in the present
condition of things. -Ralph D. Dawley
A Eighth Grade, • 722 E Seventeenth Street^
With Voilin and Bow.
When I grow up I want to be a good violinist as I
have been taking lessons for two years. I should like
to visit hospitals and play soft, sweet music for the
sick; I should like to play in concerts, too. My greatest
wish is that I may make people happy, which would
make me happy at the same time. It takes a very lon*
time to learn to play beautifully, but I mean to prac
tice and see if I cannot be a good musician.
A Fifth Grade. —Winifred Lind,
A University Education.
I should like to take a course ft the University
when I am 18 years old. When I had finished my four years of
study there I should buy and stock a farm of about eighty acres;
I should stock my farm with kittens, hares, chickens, horses, a
cow and dogs. I should buy two saddle horses and a pair of nice
carriage horses. My cow would be a full-blooded Jersey cow,
so that I could have nice cream on my strawberries. I should
have five dogs of different kinds. When this was all done I should
hire a man and his family to live on the farm and do the work.
The hired man would have two-thirds of the crop and I should
have the remainder. I should put off buying farm machinery
until the hired man had taken possession and then I should know
what was needed. . —Merle Higby,
A Seventh Grade, 1008 Twenty-first Avenue N.
To Care for the Sick.
Since the time of my early childhood, I always have wished
to be a nurse, not only for the good of myself, but for others.
If in a hospital, I could take care of the sick and give them my
love and sympathy. The sick, who receive a motherly care ar«
very grateful and always will remember the nurse.
A Eighth Grade, —Millie Brooks,
Grant School. 828 Girard avenue N.
At tHe End of Twenty-five Years.
My future is seldom included in the wild wanderings of my
Irresponsible imagination because the joys of a child are more
pleasant to me. But once in a long while I seek to penetrate
that dark curtain and failing to do that, picture to myself such
scenes as I wish. I see myself a correspondent for the Minne
apolis Journal (if that paper finds it well to accept my services
and doubtful talents) and travel all over the globe, now taking
peeps into the fashionable and cfvilized life of the largest modern
cities, now revelling in the musty smell of the ancient dust of
such old cities as Pompeii where I make valuable finds that startle
the art loving world, now, far from the tiresome cares of a house
hold, I wander into tangled depths of unexplored jungles.
After twenty-five years of this work, during which I shall
write books, which will startle the world by their wonderful and
original ideas, I shall leave newspaper work and buy a block of
Minneapolis property. All the buildings in this block will be tora
down and I shall build a fine, brown stone house in the center.
Around the house I shall plant oak trees. The house itself will
be furnished well and each room will be decorated with souvenirs
of my wild adventures. Here surrounded by books, the envied
author of lasting books, I shall peacefully live until the end of
my life. Although I shall be an old maid, I shall be happy and
the children of my friends will come in once in a while and listen
to the wonderful fairy stories which I shall tell, and then, If
at my death all could sincerely mourn, I should be satisfied.
B Eighth Grade, —Elta Lenart,
Blame School. 550 Eighth Avenue N
Sitrhtfleclng In Many Land*.
I do not know what will happen to me when I am grown up,
but I can tell what I should like to have happen. I should first
like to visit all the Interesting cities of the United States, and
in each city I should take notes of all I saw. I should then board
a steamer and sail to Liverpool, England. From there I should
go to Manchester, the manufacturing city, and then to London.
I should then sail down the Thames, enter the English channel,
sail around southwestern Europe, through the Strait of Gibraltar,
across the Mediterranean and land at Rome. Here I should visit
the forum and the colosseum. Then I should visit the capitol,
in the center of which is a majestic flight of steps. It was down
the steps, which these have replaced, that Rlenzi, "last of the
Roman Tribunes," fled in his last moments, to fall at their base.