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M.c Harris Anson"*
The Journal Junior is published by The Minneapolis Journal for
thepublic school children of the Northwest, in and above the fifth
grade, and Is devote1 principally to their own writings. There Is nj
expense attached and all are welcomed as competitors. The editor
wishes to encourage correspondence and suggestions Jrom teachers.-
AU correspondence should be adlressel to the EiUor Journal JUOAJC
Ghe JOURNAL JUNIOR.
The President's Two "Don'ts."
JOURNAL JTHfltfR, M^^
T ROOSEVELT did two things while in the
Yosemit country which he ought not to have had oc
casion to do. " .', -- ..-.*..'
First, he ordered torn down all the cards which tourists
had tacked to the big trees.
Second, when a boy called out, "Hello, Teddy!" he
stopped'his horse and gave the offender such a strong, fath
erly talk on manners that he will be apt*to remember it as
long as he lives.
What object is there in tacking cards to trees and hacking
initials in their bark or any wood that happens to be asso
ciated with anything historic? Why do people want to de
stroy landmarks by chipping off a piece here or stripping off
a sliver there? The building or the monument as a whole
may be' valuable because of its historic associations, but who ~
cares for chips and slivers? All chips and slivers look alike
to one who has not seen the originals, and the traveler would
give much more pleasure to his friends if he would try to
have something else to show for his travels than chips and
splinters which people have to take his word as being from.
certain spots. The time spent in cutting one's initials might
have been better employed in using the eyes to see other
things of interest.
As for the "Hello, Teddy," that is simply inexcusable,
especially coming from a boy. It is not good taste at any .
time from anybody when addressed to the president of the
"United States. The office of president is the highest honor
which the republic can offer to a citizen. It is the chief office
a nation that is foremost among the nations of the world
and one which commands the greatest honor from rulers
of other nations. There is no necessity for servility, but the
democratic ways of a country where any man born within its
borders may rise to its highest office, may still be carried out
without showing a boorish lack of respect for the highest
office in the land.
RalpH Waldo Emerson.
N Monday, May 25, Boston, Harvard, Concord, New Eng
land, and in fact many a place in the English speaking
world will celebrate the centenary of the birth of a very
great American scholar .and philosopher, Balph-Waldo ,Emer-
'^n. Perhaps many of the. Juniors are too young to have
read the essays of this gentle philosopher of Concord^ or hav
ing read, are still too young to understand or appreciate them
fully. To those who have suffered more or less from the
storms of life, to those who have been, afflicted and have
been forced to adapt themselves to vastly changed condi
tions, the essays of Emerson have more than once brought
courage to face the bitter problems. "Compensation" and
,4Self Reliance" alone have brought light and sunshine to
many a life darkened by affliction.
Yet Emerson waited long for his recognition,full fifty
years. The smug little world had to grow up to him, and he
had reached the allotted years of man,three score and ten,
before the world recognized him for what he was,and is.
So it is no more than fitting that the English speaking
world is to celebrate the one hundredth anniversary of his
birth on Monday and that in the near future Harvard college
Is to erect a statue and an Emerson hall of philosophy to
commemorate his birth and service. A recent writer has
"With the old Puritans life had been a vale of tears and
man a worm of the dust, groveling in his own unworthiness.
Emerson flooded the vale with -living sunshine, made it gay
with flowers of hope and gave to men's soaring souls the
wings of angels." ' -~ .,
IVigKt That Is Right.
"American-diplomacy" seems to be a misunderstood
quantity with many people. ILittle v enezuela,or at least
some of the Venezuelans thought that because Minister
Bowen fought so valiantly for them against the skilled
fencers in the art of diplomacy from England and Prance
and Germany, that he was not -wholly American and for
America any more. They could not understand the nice bal
ance of justice which could make him do his work for them'
as well as he did and still remain purely loyal to his own
country. So when it suited his purposes in trying to evade a
disagreeable duty, one of the naval commanders hoisted the
American flag,-Mr. Bowen promptly resented it, with just
the promptness and dispatch which he had-previously shown
in behalf of Venezuela,and when the government - caught
its breath it apologized profusely. Perhaps after awhile it
will become generally understood that American diplomacy-,
stands for right that is right and not for what the other side
can be made* to think is right.
When King Edward was in Paris recently he stopped in
a house .upon which there still remained the lightning rod ,
placed there by the hands of Benjamin Franklin. It is now.,
the British embassy and strange enough it seems that this -
relic of a former arch-traitor against England is thus pre-,:
served as a valued historic memento, by the very nation"'
against which he fought. ',
Did somebody, not a thousand miles away," say some
thing about a "silent Fourth?" That is one Of tlrS periodical.
*,' scares that,comes along, with the repprts that 'the prach
apple props have ben ruined. Still there.always seems to be
lcnt y of apples and-peaches,an* sp_ far ,
.' nlentv of noise-on the Fourth." -~~ - '^T"
Somebody who read the comment upon angleworms, in
which* I asked for some light upon the fact of their preference
for stone walks when meandering about on top of the earth,
has kept her eyes open and this week informed me that she
had seen them on board walks also, tho not to so great an
extent. This seems *to settle this part of the question, but
probably the other part, why they are found in greater, num
bers on the stone walks, will have to go unanswered.
When you see firemen sitting comfortably outside of their
headquarters, or engaging in a merry game of hall, there is
little or no suggestion of the nerve-, the quickness to act,
the ability to meet a danger almost mechanically with the
one thing thajt will avert its fatal consequences. This is
especially true of the drivers of the engines, .hose carts,
etc., who frequently have.to thread their way thru crowded
streets, where some rash people are likely to get in their way.
Only recently hi New York one small boy and his curiosity .
to "see where the fire was" caused all sorts, of complications
in the twinkling of an eye and a good deal of damage physical
and financial. The truck had just gotten under good head
way, when Master Curious rah into the middle of the street
to. see where the fire was. The driver saw he had to do one
of two things, run over the, boy or turn his team upon the
sidewalk. When the crash was over and things had begun
to get sorted, out, it was "found that the team had crashed
into a bakeryr-that horses and men were mixed up with jam
tarts and lemon pies, the horses more or less cut by the glass,
and damage done to the bakery of $300. The boy, however,
was perfectly satisfied. He, found out where the fire was.
There must be some expert mathematicians' among the'.
Juniors, and I hope their talent will be put to very good use./
Every now and then some mathematician, who seems to en
joy dabbling with the very improbable and more or less un
knowable, informs us gravely of something "perfectly won
derful" that his figures show, taking it for granted that"
the world must be intensely interested in his amazing jug- .
glery. Such a one is the man who figured out that King Ed- -
ward has just one drop of English blood in him. All the
other 4,055 drops are French, Scotch, Danish and German.
- Now, is it true that everybody "has just exactly 4,056 drops of
blood in his body? Some people certainly have more than
others. How does this lovely mathematician know that King
Edward has just this number? If he does not know,and
how can he?why, then, all his jugglery with figures, all his
"looking up" in history and the results he" claims to have -
worked out go for nothing. This is not the kind of work,
that is worth while, and it is not the kind of mathematical .
work to -which r care to see any Junior name attached. It is
clever play, perhaps, but, it is nothing but play, and the
time might be better spent in other real play ways. -
Hail to the overall days! Fashion has done many foolish
things in her day, but she made up for a good many when
she set her seal upon overalls for small Johnnies and Jen
nies. There is nothing so Comfortable as overalls, nothing
that keeps clothes clean or permits the wearers to revel in
all sorts of things that would not be possible with other
clothes that rebel at rough treatment. Best of all, tho, to me,
it is taking away the feeling that the garb of labor belittles '
a man. Why, man was made to work. Some have special tal
ent for the things they can do with their hands, and others
have special talents that make them doctors, lawyers, min
isters, writers, painters and all the rest. Generally speak
ing, the man who works with his hands finds that his work -
is such he ought "to wear overalls. "Up to a few years ago, it
was not thought "nice" for the son of a rich man to do any
thing like this. To-day, machine shops all over the. country
contain colonies of young men from the colleges, nearly all
of them sons of well-to-do or wealthy parents. These men
wear overalls, do the regular work of the places they fill,
they get grimy and oily, and receive one dollar a day. .Yet they
are learning the trade from the bottom up, and at the same
time learning to take a practical, sensible view of the toil
ing world and what it means to be one of the toilers in
Just a few years ago, the college man was ndt consid
ered a good investment by- the self-made captains of indus
try. They did not think that these young men fresh from
college, immaculate in attire, with hands free from the soil
of toil, could possibly fill the places in their great .business
which demanded men of practical ideas, men who were not
afraid to work. Since the college* boy has taken to overalls,
'"*=--a great deal more respect has been shown for him in. all the
* ' industrial lines. - +J-'*^~ r.-**' -, .
When you have work to dbV'put on overalls. The very
act will make a boy feel infinitely more like working,-
-,' Work is what sweetens life, and life is' sweetest when
"work "is done with one's whole heart and soul. Do not be
afraid to work- THE EDITOR. -
^ Mittens Would Never Do- -, ^ "",'-"-"-?
"*'**- As Jenny wished to give something to the poor children
- of her church, her mother told her that she might give three
.dozen pairs of mittens. ' ~-V** -
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^ . "*Jo, that won't do," said the child.-"- * ,-i-"s.^'
- "Why not?" asked the mother. '
. '* 'Cause the minister asked for arms (alms), so what
would be the sense of giving them mittens when they had
"no arms?"-The Little Chronicle. - 7---'T^~-f "- * S.V-" -
BETWEEN YOU JIND ME
T IS all right to have a society for'the prevention of cruelty
to' animals, a society to protect the songbirds, against
seekers after their plumage, and societies for the protection
oP many other similar things that need more or less protec
tion in this rushing world and children should help in \he
good work all-they can but when it comes to expecting to
enlist them in the extermination of the dandelion, that is
quite another matter. Why, the dandelion is the first, last
and best flower friend of childhood. It is not a specially
fragrant flower, of course, it is decidedly sticky as to broken
stem, and to grownups it is a most unwelcome tenant of the
lawn, but think of all it means to children. It is one of the
earliest flowers of the spring. It'is just as apt to bloom in a
tiny patch of lawn in the heart of a big, dusty, careless city
as out in the country. It is bright in color, cheerful to look
at it makes beautiful chains, and the straightest haired little
girl may make from its stems a whole head of curls even in
its old age its dainty white head is a welcome sight to the
possessors of stout blowing capacities. It does not make
turf, perhaps, and grownups who want turf are naturally hos
tile to this jolly, yellow, common flower, but people, like the
misguided ones in Marshalltown, Iowa, must have gotten
.very, very far away from their childhood days if they expect
really, truly children to assist them in exterminating this
flower from .the highways and byways as well as from the
lawns of the city.
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1IAY 83, 1903i . -
For Juniorl H^ M )
^i ^Artists and ^
^ fe - Designers
PRIZE WINNERS IN THE A. REINER CONTEST.
Isabel Crawford, A 11th Grade, .Central High School, 2428
Lyndale "Avenue S. " .""!*
. Frank H. Crafts, A lOtlr-Grade,' East Side High School*:
618 Tenth Avenue SE. '-
Ellen Fitzgerald, A 7th Grade, Bryant School, 3614
Harriet Avenue S.
Thomas H. Foley, A 8th Grade, Holy Rosary School, 1534
E Twenty-second Street. * J"- "--
THE WIDTH OF A RIVER.
Novel Method of Measuring It With a Hat-brlm.
To measure the width of any ordinary stream, or even of
a good-sized river, it is necessary to make use of only your,
eyes and the brim of your hat. That seems queer, doesn't it?
But it's true, and here is the way to do it -
Select a part of the river bank where the ground runs
back level, and, standing at the water's edge, fix your eyes
on the opposite bank. Now, move your hat down over your
brow until the edge of the brim is exactly on a line with
the water line on the other side.
This will give you a visual angle that may be used on
any level surface and if, as has been suggested, the ground
on your side of the river be flat, you may "lay off" a corre
sponding distance on it. To do this you have only to hold,
your head perfectly steady, and after getting the a.ngte with
your hat brim,, supporting your chin with your hand, if nec
essary, and turn slowly around, until your back is toward
the river. --'- -_ - - -
Now, take careful note of where your hatbrim cuts the
level surface of the ground as you look out over the latter,
and from where you stand to that point will be the width
of the river.a distance that may readily be. measured by step-
. ping. I f you are careful in all' these details I you can come
within' a few feet of the river's width.Philadelphia North
American. ' -* , I -_ " ...''- .
SOME INTERESTING TREES.
Brazilian Carnahuba, Which Rivals the Cocoa Palm In, Val
uable Products. - *..-,
The chestnut crop of Italy and France is worth more than
$15,000,000 a year, and over 1,500,000 people subsist mainly
on chestnut flour bread. Large areas in Spain and Turkey are .
covered with the same tree, the weed of which is also valu
able. So, in the south of Europe, the chestnut has claims
to be considered the most valuable tree. The same may be
said in Brazil of the carnahuba palm, which, if more widely
cultivated, would certainly rival the cocoa palm in useful
ness. Its timber has all the properties of the cotfoa palm.
From its sap, wines and vinegar are made. Its nut is a deli
cious.Jind wholesome substitute for coffee. The fruit is also
useful for feeding cattle. The pulp can be used as sago, and
the dried pith is a capital substitute for cork. 01 its straw,
hats, brooms, baskets, a,nd mats are made.* Salt can also be
extracted from carnahuba leaves. Even 'the roots of this
marvelous tree are valuable. As tonic and .blood purifying
medicine is made from them. -,
Drawn by Lillian Nordstrom, A 3d Grade, . Peabody School.
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