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THE JOURNAL JUNIOR, MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA, SATURDAY, APRIL 19, 1902.
seated at the head of the table, with Mrs. Lincoln at his right and Mrs. Lee at his left. Seated on the other side of Mrs. Lee was Mr. Lincoln, while next to him was Mrs. Sher man and Mr. Qrant. Seated opposite Mr. Lincoln was Mr. Sherman, and opposite Mrs. Sherman was Mrs. Grant. Mr. Sheridan was next to Mrs. Grant and'Mrs. Stowe was at the foot of the table. Conversation soon turned to the great topic of the hour, the slavery question, and it was discussed. Every one pres ent was very much interested in the question, and all knew that something must be done at once. Every one was tired of compromising, and felt that if there was going to be a war it was just as well to have it then as later. All the guests were in sympathy with the north except Lee he did not stand for slavery, but what he wanted to show was that his state, Virginia, had a right to leave the union if she chose to do so. When dinner was over the ladies went into the parlor while the gentlemen stayed at the table to discuss the slavery question further. Lillian Spain, Eighth Grade. Two Harbors, Minn. . Some Sugar a n d Spice. My choice of the ten people who would attend the historic dinner is: Washington, who would entertain the other guests with tales of the revolutionary war Benjamin Frank lin, who would tell some stories of his inventions and gifts to Philadelphia Beethoven and Wagner, who would entertain with music on the piano and on other instruments Jenny Lind, who ,would sing Abraham Lincoln, who would tell of the slaves* gratitude at their freedom Oliver Wendell Holmes would tell stories and make puns Henry Irving, who would act for the amuse ment of the guests Ell Whitney, who would tell about the invention of his cotton gin and Mr. Longfellow, who would recite a poem. If these people were assembled, the dinner would be a very pleasant affair. Veronica Reyleck, Sixth Grade, Grafton, N. D. Central School. L i k e a F a s c i n a t i n g B o o l e If I were to give a dinner party and invite any ten of the noted men in history, they should be An drew Jackson, George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Samuel Morse, Robert Fultcn. Columbus, Eli Whit ney, Abraham Lincoln, Franklin and John Smith. I should prefer these men at my dinner party be cause they were so brave and true and did so many noble deeds for their country. I should like to hear them tell about the many different things they did and saw. These men, all being very noted, would have a great many different things to tell, which would interest one very much. Sixth Grade, Mabel Cairney, Lincoln School. Morris, Minn. To Measure I n v e n t i o n s. If I were to have a historical dinner I should like to invite ten great inventors: Henry Bessemer, maker of the famous Bessemer steel James Watt, who was the first man to discover the power of steam. Then I should like to invite Eli Whitney, who made the first cotton gin Robert Fulton, who made the first steamboat Thomas A. Edison, who made the phonograph Senor Marconi, who has re cently discovered wireless telegraphy Mr, Mc cormick, inventor of the first harvesting machine: Samuel Morse, who invented the telegraph Elias Howe, who made the sewing machine Mr. Krupp, who made the famous Krupp guns. These men would enjoy being together because they are all inventors they could compare their inventions and see who had made the most useful thing. Bartlett Willson, B Sixth Grade. Wadena, Minn. C - Some Suitable Stories. The invitations were sent out, and I was expecting com pany to a 6 o'clock dinner. The guests, ten in all, arrived at half-past 4. At the appointed time the guests, Washington, Lafayette, Martha Washington, Mrs. Steele, Benjamin Frank lin, Abraham Lincoln, Betsey Ross, Clara Barton and Presi dent and Mrs. Madison, arrived. The time was spent in quiet conversation till they were called to dinner. Washington, the father of his country, escorted Mra Madison, who saved the Declaration of Independence from the British soldiers. Lafayette, the Frenchman, followed with Betsey Ross, who made the first American flag, and President Madison, with Clara Barton, the nurse Abraham Lincoln, with Mrs. Steele, who gave her savings to General Greene, and Benjamin Franklin, with Martha Washington. After dinner they played games and told stories. Washington made himself agreeable by telling tales of the revolutionary war and his life on the frontier Lafayette, with tales of the revolutionary war and of France Madison, of his experiences as a presi dent Clara Barton, as a nurse. Lincoln told of the civil war Benjamin Franklin of his experiences in France Betsey Ross of hers as a dressmaker, while Mrs. Steele related things she had seen as a hotelkeeper. Seventh Grade, Roy Purcell, Central School. Luverne, Minn. H A Suspicions "Maiden Effort." It is required of the pupils in our schools to write ora tions at times, and some especially good ones when we graduate. About six weeks before my graduation day, I would arrange for a great banquet. My guests would be the fol lowing ten characters in history: Demosthenes, Cicero, Hor tensius, William Pitt (the elder), Count von Bismarck, Pat rick Henry, Daniel Webster, John C. Calhoun, and Abraham Lincoln. Just before the banquet I would show them the desired topic for my graduation oration. I would then ask each of them in turn to give an eloquent oration on the topic at the banquet table. My hired typewriters would then take down the orations. Of course I should want the banquet to last at least one day, if not two. After I had made this collection of orations given by ten of the world's noted -orators, I would combine them this would be my oration on the day I graduate. I wonder if the people would be surprised? Oscar C. Seebach, ^ High School. 1010 East Av., Red Wing, Minn. * One F i n e D a y in Spring. I was living in Washington when I gave this historic din ner. I had a beautiful house with many large parlors and a very large reception hall. It was a fine day In spring and America was at peace with England. So I was going to en tertain George Washington, John Adams, James Madison, -. Thomas Jefferson, John Hancock, General Lafayette, John Jay, Abraham Lincoln, Benjamin Franklin and Alexander Ham ilton. . . They talked about the late war and the affairs' -of- the United States and -after a while they began to make speeches. First came Alexander Hamilton then Thomas Jefferson gave' a toast, and others responded. 'Then they told incidents that had happened to them, and afterward they went to their homes. I am sure they all enjoyed themselves, for I over heafd a conversation between five or six men. One said, "Did not you feel at home in this house?" and another an swered, "Yes, I did." Wjth this they parted for the night. Ella Sorlien, Sixth Grade," - v ' . ** Granite Falls, Minn. All R e v o l u t i o n a r y Heroes. If I were to have a dinner and invite some great men, I would choose Washington, Marquis de Lafayette, Paul Re vere, Ethan Allen, Marion, Sumter, Pickens, Franklin, Perry and Anthony Wayne, because all of these men were in the revolutionary war. If it were summer I should have my table under a beautiful oak with large .spreading branches. We might discuss many important questions of the day dur ing which these men lived, -such as those regarding Indian af fairs, and those dealing with England, the opening of trade with Japan, and the best way of treating new possessions of the United States. Nels Hendrickson, Sixth Grade. Sandstone, Miun. Dropped Like a Hot Potato. A historic dinnerwho would I invite? There are plenty of historic characters to invite, but most of them are ill suited for each other. I would invite Generals Washington, Grant, Meade, Sherman, Sheridan, Presidents Lincoln, Gar- COON SONGS IN BTJGVILLE Miss SpringbirdSay, Professor Kroke, can you teach me a few coon songs the people will be getting tired of these stale old spring carolsFrom Judge, copy- right 1901. field, Buchanan, McKinley and Roosevelt. Although some of these men differed in politics, there would not be a heated discussion. If they talked upon a subject on which part agreed and part did not, they would drop the subject at once and talk about something else. They could entertain themselves and enjoy each other's company. Eva Skinner, A Fifth Grade. Mace, Idaho. P r i n c e s s e s of t h e Blood. We had sent out our invitations for a dinner at the Cooper Institute, New York city. It was a fine July day we were watching for our guests, and soon we saw the steamer. The party consisted of Abraham Lincoln, General Grant, Gen eral Sherman, General Sheridan, Mrs. Stowe, Mrs. Grant, Miss Grant, Queen Elizabeth, Pocahontas and Captain Smith. We showed our guests to Cooper institute this beautiful building was decorated in smilax and flowers, and the round table was placed in the middle of the room. Some of our guests were dressed in fine gowns, and the queen had on her royal robes. Pocahontas was dressed in a fine gown of beads, with her hair hanging down her back in long, black braids. All of the generals had on their uni forms. Lincoln wore black. As they sat down to dinner the queen told Mrs. Grant that she must come and see the"large city of London and its many fine buildings. Pocahontas told about the fire at Jamestown, and how she saved Captain John Smith's life while Lincoln spoke of life in the backwoods and on the flat boats that carried the produce that was bound for England by way of the Mississippi river. It was half-past 9 when dinner was over, and we took our guests about the large city of New York. We showed them the wharves and large ships and all the goods. At 11 o'clock the steamer took, our guests away. We said good-by, and soon they were far out of sight. George Fogarty, Seventh Grade., Buffalo, Minn. Music for a CIrange. Since I am going to give a dinner party I will ask ten characters in history. I will ask George Washington, for he is brave and true Abraham Lincoln, another noted leader Napoleon, the emperor and great general Mozart, the great musician, so that after talking of wars we could take the topic of music, which is almost as interesting to some people as politics, wars, and the lives of noted men Bach, Handel and Haydn, also famous musicians McKinley, Hudson and Columbus McKinley to talk of the laws of the United States Hudson to tell of his journeys and the finding of Hudson bay and strait Columbus to tell how he discovered America, our native home. Katie Wilson, Fifth Grade, " Cloquet, Minn. Jefferson School. / ae Notes o n P r o g r e s s . At my dinner, which represented the progress of the American nation, were ten presidents. Washington and Jefferson came together, talking of the merits of the Declaration of Independence and other things that Jefferson had written. John Q. Adams came alone. He was thinking of the Erie canal, the great improvement that . had been completed during -his administration. W. H. Har rison and Tyler came together, and the latter was giving Harrison a vivid -account-of the annexation of Texas and the results. Lincoln was alone and looked very much troubled, having come, as I supposed, from a 'nested debate over slavery. U. S. Grant and Benjamin Harrison were talking of their experiences in war as they came along. Garfield an4 McKinley were not far behind the others, talking of the lat est improvements in the country and McKinley was telling Garfield about the late war with Spain. - At the dinner table all talked of the improvements that had been madef Washington began by telling about the mint and McKinley ended the story. I invited the presidents be cause they would surely enjoy each other's society and they would also enjoy seeing how the nation had progressed. Standing by and listening, I was glad that I had invited them. Ethel Grossman, Ninth Grade. Lake City, Minn. 6 A D i n n e r for n Day. ' If I could call back to life some of the colonial heroes, and invite them with some of our more modern countrymen to a dinner. I would choose first General Washington and Abraham Lincoln, both of them such great benefactors of their country they would like to discuss the welfare of their country. Next would be Adams, Webster, Clay, Garfield, Roosevelt, McKinley. Grant and Monroe, each one of them a noble man and each of whom has done some great service for his country. Adams would discuss the Declara tion of Independence with Webster, while Clay, the great peacemaker, would be occupied in deep conversation with McKinley. Grant would discuss tactics with Washington, while Lincoln and Monroe, both defenders or their country's rights, would join with Roosevelt and Garfield in a political discussion. All of these men would be so pleased with each other at this meeting that we might sit there a whole day and not become fatigued. Howard T. Douglas, Ninth Grade. St. Thomas, N. D. Natural Tor Poets. I imagine myself living many years ago, giving a dinner to poets. Those whom I should invite are: Henry Wadsworth Longfellowfi one cf the most dearly beloved poets William Cullen Bryant, who at nineteen years of age wrote "Thanatopsis," one of the best poems in the English language Mrs. Felica Hemans, a poetess who suffered very much Alfred Tennyson, John Greenleaf Whittier, Caroline E. Norton, who wrote "Bingen on the Rhine" Samuel Woodworth, author of "The Old OaXen Bucket" C. A. Allen, author-of "Rock Me to Sleep" Edgar Al len Poe, author of "The Raven," and William Knox, author of "Oh, Why Should" the Spirit of Mortal Be Proud?" Abraham Lincoln's favorite poem. They would all talk about nature and so would under stand each other. Estella Keller, A Fifth Grade, Golden Valley, Minn. Oak Grove School. F r o m tlie Very B e g i n n i n g "Mr. Stanley Swanberg requests your presence at a dinner party given at his home Friday evening, April 25." Such was the card that I sent out to ten char acters of history, namely, Columbus, Miles Standish, Washington, Lafayette, Franklin, Jackson, Grant, Lincoln, McKinley and Roosevelt. On the day appointed they arrived and I ushered them into a large, old-fashioned room and told them to make themselves at home. They were soon en gaged in conversation, I listening very attentively. First Columbus began and told of his adventures. He listened attentively when informed that we wera now a nation by ourselves. Miles Standish told all about his life and why he had joined the Pilgrims. He was very much surprised when he learned that America was a free country. Just as he had finished talking a little maid with a white cap and gown came in and announced dinner. They were taken into an adjoining room in the center of which was a large, square, old-fashioned table. The guests were seated and din ner began. Washington was then asked to tell his story. It was a very long one, but we enjoyed it very much. Then Franklin told how he invented the lightning rods, and so on. all the way around the table, each one telling the story or his life. I learned more history in that hour with those men than I could in a year studying from a book. When they were through dinner eacli said he was glad to meet so many of America's heroes, and that he was very much interested in each of the talks. I had before me the principal characters in American history from the beginning to the present day. I invited these persons because I knew they would like to know what had happened and how the country grew. Stanley Swanberg, Sixth Grade. Worthington, Minn. "While History Is Manufactured. On the 10th of May a great banquet is to be held at ths Waldorf-Astoria in New York city. I have invited only tea persons, but these ten are the world's greatest living men and women. On the list are "Oom Paul" Kruger, William J. Bryan, Andrew Carnegie, Booker T. Washington, George Dewey, Thomas A. Edison, Winfield Scott Schley, Clara Bar ton, Madame Nordica and Ellen Stone. f I would invite "Oom Paul" because he is making such a fight' for liberty, even as the United States once fought. I would invite William Bryan cecause of his own personal magnetism and because he made such a great canvass for the presidency Andrew Carnegie because or his generosity, which has educated, and will educate, many people Booker T. Washington, because he has made such a great man cC himself, for once he was a poor, penniless boy, and because he has devoted himself with untiring zeal to the training of many negroes. I would invite George Dewey on account of his gallantry at Manila bay Thomas A. Edison, because his various inventions have been of much benefit to people Win field Scott Schley, because of his part in the Spanish-Ameri can war Clara Barton, for the great work she has accom plished in the Red Cross association, and because she showed such kindness to the suffering soldiers in the civil and Spanish-American wars. I would invite Madame Nordica be cause she, like Booker T. Washington, was once a poor child and has made herself a great name, and because she has given much pleasure to those who have heard her sing. I would invite Ellen Stone because she is the most interesting char acter for a person to meet to-day. Mary G. Flynn, Eighth Grade. Litchfield, Minn. . In Terrible W a r s . If I were to have a party I should invite George and Martha Washington, General Greene, General Sherman, Stone wall Jackson, Andrew Jackson, Thomas Jefferson, Barbara Frietcbie,' Molly Pitcher And General Lee. I choose these people because I think that they would have a pleasant time talking over the battles that they had fought The women would enjoy relating, their adventures in-these terrible wars. Washington, Greene and Jefferson would probably enjoy talk ing together, while Sherman, Andrew Jackson, General Lea. and Stonewall Jackson talked. T&omas Jefferson, Washing ton and Greene would talk about the revolution, and tha rest about the civil war and the war of 1812. * , . Everett Lindgren, Sixth Grade. ** Adrian, Minn. -