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THE JUNIOR PALLADIUM
WEEKLY SECTION OF THE RICHMOND PALLADIUM NEWS OF THE BOYS AND GIRLS OF WAYNE COUN TY IN THE JUNIOR FREE TRIAL SUB SCRIPTION SEE THE COUPON ON FOURTH PAGE. RICHMOND, IND., Girl Enjoys Inspection of Fayette Fair It was of interest to me -when a few days ago I visited a fair in Fay ette county, which I enjoyed very much. . Among the first things to greet my sight was, it seemed like thous ands of automobiles, instead of the horses and carriages of a few years ago. As we passed on in there was the din of many voices calling to come and buy their red lemonade, -etc. We then came to what they call the ferris wheel. The passengers seemed to be enjoying it immense ly. Now of course the merry-go-round was there, and it was playing music all the time to the tune of "See-saw, see-saw, now we're up and we're down." There were a great many kinds of people there. As we came onto the race track the boys' band was playing in the amphitheatre. What interested me most, and what always is a great attraction, was the large baloon ascension We saw the fine start but of course we didn't see the finish. He went very high and made a pretty flight One of the shows on the grounds was of fourteen educated mules. Now they had two white mules, which I had never seen before. They did a great many cute tricks, They told one to chew gum like the ladies, and of course you can im agine the rest. I hope all who have never attend ed a fair may sometime have the pleasure as I have had. GLADYS LONGENECKER. Tom Finds Home After Parents Die Tom was an orphan, and had no parents, or anyhow they said he did not. They abused him awful. A man came and took him away. They made him cut wood and drive the cows home the first day. At evening they gave him a glass of milk and a heel of bread. He got sick. They said he was playing off. So they made Tom work. That night he ran away. He looked back. He ran into a man and the man scolded him. They be came friends. The man was a robber and want ed Tom to help him rob. Tom didn't want to do so, but he pointed a pistol at Tom. He told him to go in a house and get some keys to fit the doors. The next day he ran away and got a job selling papers. He made fifty cents, and mado friends v'i a lot of people, and especially a rich man. The next day he met a boot black. He gave him a job. He made five dollars the first day. He blacked a man's shoes. He asked him to come and live with him, so he and Jack did. The man had a girl who asked him his name. He said, "Tom Parson." And Jack said his name was Jack Parson, and she said her name was Dorothy Parson. Her father said he had two sons kidnapped when they were babies. So they had dinner and Tom ate until he was full. So they were all the same family and lived happy ever after. EVERETT LADY, 10 years. She Wants Pool Dear Aunt Molly: "Who said swimming pool?" "Do I want one?" I surely do, and want it badly. I just love to swim but there isn't any place here for girls. It certainly would be fine to have a place to swim the year round; and the Martha Washington Hotel would be an ideal place for one. I certainly am anxious for this talked up swimming pool and will boost it every chance I get. "Lewa," a Camp Fire Girl. A thing of beauty is a joy for- Something or I T rsre'. -1 Get your soft black pencil and make a large square, eight or ten inches on each side. Divide the square into several one-inch squares and your paper will be ready for copying this little girl and her butterfly friends. This picture is called a silhouette this is a shadow picture. Count the number of squares from the top and the number from the left and begin to draw at the little girl's hand. Copyright by George Matthew Adams Constance Taylor Describes Her Vacation Trip in 1916 Dear Readers of the Junior: I am going to tell you about my vacation this summer. I am sure you will be glad to read about it. From Richmond, Father, Mother and I went to Washington, D. C, There we visited all the buildings of interest. The most beautiful building I have ever seen was the Congressional Library. It is en tirely made of marble and the floor and ceiling is beautifully designed in color. A few of the other build ings wts saw were the Capitol and the White House. But I will not Little Girl Plays Granny for Fun; But is Found Out Granny had just gone upstairs when the doorbell rang. Ruth popped Granny's spectacles on her nose, thrust a fat little arm into the stocking that Granny had been darning, and sat down quickly on the footstool just as the door op ened and two visitors came into the room. "What a funny little old woman" said one visitor smiling. "How do you do, Mrs. Gray?" asked the other. "They think I am really Granny," thought the' delighted Ruth, and she looked at them over the rim of her spectacles, while she replied as she had heard her grandmother do: "Middling, thank you, for an old woman. Please sit down." The visitors sat down laughing. "Is your little granddaughter quite well?" asked one. Ruth could hardly keep serious this time, but she nodded her head wisely until the spectacles nearly slid off her little round nose, while she tried to think what Granny would have said. She had just begun, "Ruth is quite well, thank you, but she has a young head and her shoulders are not very old," which sounded quite right, when Granny came down stairs. "Why, what are you doing here, Ruth?" asked she, laughing at the odd little figure on the footstool. "Oh Granny, what a pity you said my name! I was having such fun. Your visitors thought I was you." DONALD B. STARR, To Copy try to tell you about all the build ings I saw, for it would make my story too long. I will tell you about the other cities I saw. From Washington we went to Newport News and Old Point Comfort, and there we took a steamer and went to Norfolk and Hampton Roads, which indeed was p. very beautiful trip. On the James river was a steam er that the Germans captured from the English, and they were in court over which side should have it when we left. We stayed there several days and then went to Bristol, Va., to my brother's and stayed there a week and then came home. We had several changes to make which were very tiresome, but after all we had an enjoyable time. I hope you all will enjoy reading this story as I am sure I would. Sincerely, - CONSTANCE TAYLOR. Richmond, Ind. Goodbye Vacation Boys and girls it's almost time For us to go back to school; So say goodbye to old vacation, And to the swimming pool. There're not many more days to sit by the streams, In some cool and shady nook, Eating candy or chewing gum. And reading an interesting book. But cheer up, boys and girls, And go back to school and say, "I have spent a pleasant vacation And now I am here to stay." DOROTHY ROBBINS, Richmond, Ind. Books for Boys Here is a part of the list of books recommended by the Boy Scouts to be in every boy's library. Have you read them? Baby Elton, Quarterback, by Les lie W. Quirk; The Blazed Trail, by Stewart Edward White; Bucaneers and Pirates of our Coasts, by Frank R. Stockton; The Call of the Wild, by Jack London; Cab and Caboose, by Kirk Munroe; College Years, by Ralph D. Paine; Crook ed Trails, by Frederick Remming- Boy Scouts Give As Part of The Richmond Boy Scouts un der the direction of Mr. Braraer to gether with the aid of Scouts from College Corner and Hagerstown, gave a very fine exhibition drill on Roosevelt Field, Saturday, Septem ber 2. The scouts lined up in drill form ation at Scout Headquarters in the Chautauqua grounds and marched over to the field where they march ed down to where the crowd was, and with the visiting scouts drop ping out, the Richmond Scouts con tinued to give a drill which was very satisfactory. After the drill, Homer Meyers and James Sackman went on to the top of the hill and signaled back and forth to each other. New ell Hill, with the assistance of some of the other boys was on the top of the hill ready to shoot some given fire works at a given signal from Mr. Bramer. When he started to shoot the fireworks, the boys were to charge up the hill with the ambulance corps following, to pick up the wounded. Richard Holcomb September 4. President Wilson accepted for the United States the gift of the log cabin in which Lin coln was born, at Hodginsville, Ky. Indiana state fair opened in Indi anapolis last Monday. Japan has made a loan to $30,000, 000 to the Chinese government. Francisco Madero, father of the former Mexican president, who was killed in 1913, died of heart trouble last Monday. September 6. Senate passed a trade bill which enables the presi dent practically to declare a trade war on England and the allies if they continue seizing our mails and boycotting our business. Fifteen thousand of our National Guard have been discharged, so that many of the university students may go back to school. Senate has approved allowing $25,000,000 for buying the Danish West Indias. Congress adjourned yesterday morning after a nine .months' ses session. Want Ad Agent Will Help You Boys and girls'. Have you any school books, flashlights or any thing to sell, trade or buy? If so, please let me know and I will put it in the Junior Palladium Want Column free of charge. By doing this you are not only helping yourself but you are also making the Junior more popular with all of us. Remember the Junior Want Ads and notify JOHN EVANS, Adver tising agent. Dick as Teacher is Poor Success Three-year-old Dick had just been greatly impressed by his older brother learning all the books of the Bible, so he felt it his duty to teach this wisdom to the little baby brother who was just be ginning to talk. When their mother finally came to the rescue. Dick had pushed the little fellow up in a corner, and holding him at arm's length was commanding him: "Say Ruth!" The baby grunted out "Uth." "Now, say 'First Sanible! Firsable." "Now 'Second Cronibles!' " And that was too much for the , mother she laughed. INTERESTING DATES. Sept. 9. California admitted to the union in 1850. Sept. 12. Charles Dudley WTar ner born, 1826. Sept. 15. William Howard Taft, twenty-seventh president of the United States, born, 1875. James Fenimore Cooper, torn 1789. 1 News Review L 1 1 SATURDAY, AUGUST 9, 1916 Fine Drill 1916 Chautauqua was wounded in the Bide, which thw boys had to dress, while Homer Meyers was wounded in the head. After the first aid work, the boya ' built two different kinds of Signal Pyramids. On the top of the first the flag of Troop 2 could be seen waving, while on the second, Old Glory was proudly floating. This was followed by a few yells, after which the boys marched back to Headquarters, where they were dismissed. NEWELL HILL, Patrol Leader. " Alice Lemon Visits House of Miss Alcotf Dear Editor: I think the following will please the readers of the Junior Palladium as well as anything I did during my vacation. I suppose everybody knows that the Louisa M. Alcott house is in. Concord, Mass. We got on the trol ley at Sullivan Square and had to make two changes. The first thing we thought of when we got there was dinner. We saw an old tavern .which had a sign which said, 'Old Wright Tavern, built in 1747." This was where General Pitcairn stirred some toddy with hi3 finger and said he would be doing that with the Yankees blood before night; but he did not. Concord is a very old place and was the home of noted people such as Hawthorne, Emerson, Thoreau, Louisa M. Alcott, Eliza beth Peaboby and Trench the artist. The Alcott house is different from our houses. The ceilings are low and the windows are high. The room on the left of the front Is where the audience sat when they gave the plays which are told about in Little Women, and the stage was the room back of that. We saw the big old-fashioned square piano that the girls played on through most-of. their lives. One of the things that most In terested me was the sausage pillow on the old lounge. The pictures and part of the wall paper are the same that they had long ago. There are two or three lovely stands and tables. The girls rooms were very nice and big and airy. In Louisa M. Al- cotts room we saw her desk and the last writing pen she used. There was a shelf there holding her favorite boks. Amy's room was a little bit smaller but just as nice. She had drawn sketches under her windows and on the doors, and these have been protected by glass The room that most interested j me was Meg's children's room.! They had a davenport about bigj enough for two children, which wasi all upholstered in pretty cloth, andj a desk apiece, for they were twins. The last thing we saw was the attic where they rehearsed their plays. After seeing the Alcott house we ( went to see Sleepy Hollow ceme-' tery, where all these noted people' are buried. We were pretty tired when we got Tome, but had had a good time. ALICE K. LEMON. ! Boy City At the meeting of the boy council ' Thursday night plans for later work were discussed rather than decided. ' City ordinances were passed, how-' ever, so hereafter live up to them.' They are: i 1. There must be no disorder or 1 profane language on public play grounds. 2. There must be no marking on fences or buildings. 3. There must be no skating on Main street or on the side streets one square north or south. 4. There must be no riding on sidewalks. 5. Children must not be out after the curfew rings. 6. All garbage cans must be covered.