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M.c Harris Anson"* fc4 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 vTHE . Ghe JOURNAL JUNIOR. The President's Two "Don'ts." PRESIDENe 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. O 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 said: "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. THE "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 Editor* P lcnt y of apples and-peaches,an* sp_ far , .' nlentv of noise-on the Fourth." -~~ - '^T" "jusf % - : 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 overalls. 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** - P. .-,-,- * ^ . "*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-" - I i*-4 BETWEEN YOU JIND ME I 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. - Or"" f- 2-" ' x- 1IAY 83, 1903i . - and there" '"- "i"_l For Juniorl H^ M ) ^i ^Artists and ^ ^ fe - Designers has been 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. 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