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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
THE COUPON ON
It was of interest to me -when a
few days ago I visited a fair in Fay
ette county, which I enjoyed very
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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-
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
"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
"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
DONALD B. STARR,
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.
- CONSTANCE TAYLOR.
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."
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
L 1 1
SATURDAY, AUGUST 9, 1916
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
Patrol Leader. "
of Miss Alcotf
I think the following will please
the readers of the Junior Palladium
as well as anything I did during my
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.
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
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
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
ALICE K. LEMON. !
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.'
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
5. Children must not be out after
the curfew rings.
6. All garbage cans must be covered.