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lowest and most unwieldy after it was built still, we
will see. But let us go to work at once on our shelter."
A site was selected well back from the river, and
near the spring, where the ground was fairly level. Four
Stout posts were cut and driven into the ground firmly,
two of them about fifteen feet apart, and on a parallel
with the river bank, and the other two ten feet farther
back, but directly in line with the first pair. The front
poles were cut off about eight feet from the ground,
while those in the rear were left at a height of Bis and a
Three sides of the rectangle thus formed were en
closed by driving stakes into the ground in a similar
manner but the front, or side facing the river, was only
partially fenced in, a space about four feet wide being
left for a doorway. These walls were now strengthened
by vines woven in across the poles and then a roof, con
structed of saplings covered with a thick layer of sods,
was put on over the whole, its front and back edges ex
tending two feet or more beyond the walls of the build
After a window had been cut in each end of the
structure, its walls were plastered with a thick coating
of mud, and thus a fairly tij^ht dwelling was secured.
Several attempts to make a door for the hut proved un
successful, and it was finally decided to hang one of the
blankets which they had brought from the mountain, in
the opening at night.
Within the rude shelter five bunks were constructed,
and filled with soft moss gathered from the adjacent
trees, and then the little party of housebuilders regarded
their handiwork as complete. It had taken nearly three
days of hard work to accomplish the task, but as the
swords of Mr. Barton and Mr. Todd were the only tools
they had to use in the work, they felt the building was,
after all, erected quite expeditiously.
The campers now turned their attention to boat
building, and found it quite a different thing from their
previous undertaking. The professor decided that a canoe
would be the best craft for their purpose, but after try
ing two days to fell a tree large enough for the dugout,
and breaking one of the swords in the attempt, all hope
of constructing it was abandoned.
Rod's suggestion of a raft now seemed the only
available plan, and accordingly it was promptly adopted.
From the outset, too, it promised to be more successful
since it could be made of smaller trees. After a little
consultation it was decided to construct it of three solid
rows of logs, the first and third tiers lying lengthwise,
while the second, or middle tier, ran across them. For
tunately a goodly portion of the material needed for
their purpose was found lying along the banks of the
stream, uprooted by some previous flood. This not only
saved the toilers from the long and hard task of felling
the trees, but furnished them with lighter and drier logs,
which they had but to cut off at the proper length and
drag or float down to the clearing.
It is not to be supposed that the amateur shipbuild
ers made no mistakes they were obliged to correct their
errors a number of times. But patience and experience
at length won the day, and the time came when they
knew that the raft would be an assured success.
Leaving the professor and Mr. Todd to complete it,
the lads, since they were more skilled than the elder
members of the party in the use of the primitive weapons
at their command, devoted a portion of each day to hunt
ing. Under Admaxla's lead they scoured the surrounding
hills and forests, adding not a little to the small stock of
provisions they possessed. In fact, they now supplied all
the food used in the permanent camp, for they were care
fully husbanding that which they had brought from the
plateau for their use when the sail down the stream should
It was during one of these hunting excursions,
toward the latter part of their stay in the clearing, that
an incident occurred which gave to Rod and Todd an op
portunity to repay the debt of gratitude which the latter
owed the native lad.
The three boys, being less successful that day than
usual, had in consequence wandered farther away from
their encampment than was their custom. Still they kept
the river in sight, knowing that as long as they did so
they were in no danger of becoming lost. Admaxla was
in the lead and some paces ahead of his companions, when
he caught sight of some animal just ahead of him. Rais
ing his hand to his companions'in signal that they should
remain where they were, he cautiously advanced.
In a moment he disappeared from sight around an
intervening tree trunk, and an instant later his listen
ing associates heard the sharp twang of his bow as he
launched his arrow at his prey. Then there came to their
startled ears a strange, snarling cry, followed by the
sound of some falling body. Close upon this there arose
a piereing human shriek.
With beating hearts Rod and Todd rushed forward,
and emerging into a small opening between the' huge
trees, saw Admaxla lying on the ground, while upon his
apparently lifeless form there crouched a large jaguar,
which greeted their coming with fierce growls and a
(To Be Continued.)
A GAME OF HISTORY.
The following is a pleasant little game to play with
your friends or with the grown folk. Try it with the
latter, and see i fthey remember as mueh of their Ameri
can history as they should.
The initial, or first letters of the words correspond
with those of the character's name. When you have used
this list make a new one.
Perilous Rider Paul Revere
Great Warrior George Washington
Always Loyal Abraham Lincoln
Worthy Peacemaker William Penn
Harbor Hunter Henrik Hudson
Exceptional Ally Ethen Allen
Considered Crazy Christopher Columbus
Most Charming Widow Martha Curtis Washington
Before Foreigners Benjamin Franklin
Religious Wandered Roger Williams
Sailed Confidently Sebastian Cabot
Hated Black Slavery Harriet Beecher Slowe
Unusually Successful General Ulysses S. Grant colors, while palms and ferns banked the stage where the
Marching Suitor .N...
THE JOURNAL JUNIOR, MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA, SATURDAY, MAY 13, 1905.
Miles Standish orchestra was situated.
NEWS FROM THE SCHOOLS
[Reports should be in the editor's hands not latex
than the Monday before publication.]
Gladys Moss, Reporter.
The room enjoyed a musical program last Friday
afternoon in honor of the double Journal prize won by
Ruth Rohr and Mary Linehan.
Last Friday afternoon the and E rooms united for
an Arbor Day program, which was greatly enjoyed by all.
A debate was given last Friday afternoon in A room,
the question under discussion being, "Resolved, That the
products of the forests are of more use and value than
the products of arable fields." The children were al
lowed to chose which side they preferred and at the end
of a lively discussion a standing vote was taken, which
decided in favor of the affirmative.
The A room collected a sum of money with which to
buy a shrub to be planffed Arbor Day in memory of that
Margaret Clark, Reporter.
Several changes have been made in regard to the ar
rangement of the periods at the East High. The twenty
minute period has been dropped, the third period com
ing immediately after the second without that usual inter
mission. Five minutes have been added to the length of
recess, and five minutes are given after the ringing of the
tardy bell in the morning before the third bell, when
classes pass to first period recitations. On Friday, May
5, however, the twenty-minute period was resumed, the
pupils passing to the auditorium, as is usual on Fridays.
Ray Chamberlain, in behalf of the school, presented Mr.
Couper, Mr. Pendleton and Mr. Murfin, who were so kind
in the coaching of the debating team, each with a gold
watch fob. Later Mr. Gilbert, a well-known city pianist,
gave several selections.
Friday, May 5, the East High baseball team defeated
that of South High with a score of 9 to 4.
LE SUEUR, MINN., HIGH SCHOOL.
Howard C. Dressel, Reporter.
The literary society held its regular program Friday,
consisting of music, recitations, etc.
The high school has an organized baseball team
that is playing good ball. Edward Larson, a "south-
paw," is doing the twirling for the team. They have
played three games and have won them all. In defeating
Lake Crystal they took the first game that that high
school has lost within the last three years. Last Satur
day they defeated the fast New Ulm team, and next
Saturday they will try to take Kasota into camp. They
are also after the southern Minnesota high school cham
Bernice I. Pratt, Reporter.
On April 25 the treasurers for the memorial fund of
A room were elected. Verne Crowl and Bernice Pratt
received the majority of votes. A committee of three
girls, Laura Conaughy, Iva Pittard and Donna McKin
stry, were appointed to see about the class colors.
April 27 A and rooms had their first class meet
ing. Charles Lee presided until the class president, Arn
old Shutter, was elected. The treasurer for A and
rooms, Frances Wymond, was also elected on that day.
Sixth grade observed Arbor Day, Friday, April
28, with appropriate recitations and music. An inter
esting feature of the program was a story, "The Birds
of Killingworth," by Lois Drury.
A and rooms met and had the second class meet
ing Wednesday, May 3* A program committee of six
was elected to arrange for the class day exercises. Those
appointed were Frances Mcintosh, Robert Gallagher and
Sam Hinsey from room, and Laura Conaughy, Mar
garet Menzel and Frank Works from A room.
Friday, May 5, room had a debate, the subject dis
cussed being, "Resolved, That England Had a Right to
Levy the Stamp Tax Upon the Colonies." Those on
the affirmative side were Edward Haneh and Augusta
Holquist. Those on the negative, Arthur Thompson and
Evalene Leitz. The judges favored the negative side.
Bessie Tansey, Reporter.
The eighth grade boys planted nine shrubs Arbor
Day. The boys of the lower grades are making flower
gardens and leveling the yard. Girls of the eighth grade
will transplant the flowers later, and all the pupils are
endeavoring to do their best to beautify the lawn and
The A room program was delightfully varied by the
delegates who came from B, C, D, E and rooms to thank
the boys for their part in the Arbor Day work. The
rooms of the first floor assembled together in the hall and
held their Arbor Day exercises. The intermediate grades
are planting seed, and they are doing well in their in
dustrial work. Birds seem to be the subject of interest
in the Washington school now.
Tillie Will, Reporter.
In~a baseball game between South and East High
schools, held Friday afternoon, May 5, at Minnehaha Base
ball park, the supporters of the orange and blaek were
The Junior reception" to the teachers and to the stu
dents of '05, given Friday evening, May 5, in the Elks'
club rooms, was enjoyed by nearly four hundred students
and friends of South High. Before the grand march Mr.
Perry eLonard, vice president of the Junior class, gave an
address of welcome. Mr. Donald McGregor, president of
the Senior, responded briefly. In the absence of Profes
sor Ozias and Mr. Hicks, Professor John Cook was called
upon to make a few remarks. A reading by Miss Rosetta
Monahan concluded this part of the program. A program
of twenty-four dances followed, and during intermissions
refreshments were served in an ante room. The ballroom
was beautifully decorated in blue and gold, the Junior
Holiday Magazine. It has been finally decided that the commencement
exercises of the Senior class shall be held in the Audi
torium. The class will finish its work on the 2d of June.
The Junior girls have decided to wear as a badge of
the class, blue caps embroidered in gold. Monday an or
der was placed for 50. Miss Martha Brinsmaid, Effie
Berkheimer and Katherine Strachan were the committee
appointed to make the selections.
Heathcote Hills, Reporter.
The pupils of Douglas A Eighth are indebted to Mr.
Harington Beard for a most instructive and interesting
lecture, illustrated by lantern slides, on some of our prin
cipal government buildings.
Frequent stops were made before the beautiful fres
coes, sculptures and paintings which profusely decorate
the interiors of the capitol and the congressional library.
A FEW BOOKS AND SWITCHES.
Education in Morrocco is a simple affair no desks, or
seats, a few books, a few switches, sand boxes for blot
ting paper, wooden boards whitened with clay for slates,
and the paraphernalia is complete. The master squats on
the ground tailor fashion, with his pupils ranged before
him in like manner. He repeats the lesson in a sing-song,
monotonous tone, swinging his body backwards and for
wards, and is imitated by his pupils to the best of their
ability. A smart switch on a brown body will soon recall
a boy's wandering attention. In Morocco the girls re
ceive practically no education.
GOO DFOR DUTCH MISCHIEF.
The Dutch peasant lives with canals all about him,
and reaches his cottage by way of a drawbridge. Per
haps it is i nthe blood of the Dutch child, says a writer
in M. A. P., not to fall into a canal. At all events, the
Dutch mother never appears to anticipate such a possi
One can imagine the average English or American
mother trying to bring up a family in a house surrounded
by canals. She would never have a moment's peace until
the children were in bed. But then the mere sight of a
canal to the English child suggests the delights of a sud
den and unexpected bath.
An Englishman inquired of a Dutchwoman, "Does
a Dutch child ever by chance fall into a canal?"
"Yes," she replied, "cases have been known."
Don't you do anything for it continued the ques
"0%, yes," she answered. "We haul them out
'But what I mean is," explained the Englishman,
"don't you do anything to prevent their falling in? To
save them from falling in again?"
"Yes," she answered, "we spank them."
NOT MUCH TO LOOK AT.
A few days ago a party of riggers were employed
hoisting a piece of machinery aboard ship from a lighter
alongside, one man's duty being to prevent its striking
the ship's side.
However, it did not strike, and, swinging in close
proximity to the man's face, caused him to jump back
ward rather scared.
Not resuming his post sufficiently quickly, the officer
in charge exclaimed:
"What's the matter? What are you afraid of? It's
only a couple o' ton!"
"Well, sir," replied the man, grinning to find he
was unhurt, a couple o' ton ain't much to look at, I
know but it's rather a lot to balance on your head!"
THE SOUVENIR BUTTONS
A Jurior button Is given to every contributor for his first
paper printed, provided it is neither a prize winner nor an
"honorable mention." Only one Junior button is given a year,
and this Is sent without application. The new year began
September 10, 1904.
An Honor button is awarded for an
and is sent without application.
An Honor button Is awarded to every Junior who has three
papers printed which are neither prize winners nor honorable
mentions These must be claimed by the winner, giving dates
of publication. *i
An Honor button Is awarded for an accepted contribution
to the storyteller column, and is sent without application, to
gether with an order for a book.
Any number of Honor buttons may be won.
A prize button Is awarded for every prize paper, without
DDlication. Two picture prizes only In one year may be won.
All of these, except the Honor buttons awarded for three
papers printed, are sent out the day of publication, and all no
tices of failure to receive them must be sent to the editor
within the week foUowing pubUcation.
THE HIGH SCHOOL CREDIT CONTESTS.
These contests are for writers in and above the ninth
Two prizes of $10 each for pictures or books for the
schools are awarded every thwe months to the two high
echools winning the highest number of credits.
Winners of these prizes arc barred from further contests
for the school year, tho tneir contributions will be printed.
No school in Minneapolis and no town in the northwest will
be given more than one credit a weeK. At least four papers
must bo sent In on a topic for a high school to be considered
in the contest.
A Journal Junior Prize Button is sent for the first high
school credit $aper of each competitor during the quarter.
The third quarter began March 4 and ends June JJ), 1905.
inclusive. pEIZ E piCTTTRES.
The pictures which are given as prizes during the school
year become the exclusive property of the schoolrooms upon
whose walls they are hung They are to remain permanently
In the school which the winner attended when he or she won
the prize, and under no circumstance are to be removed to an
other school or to a private home.
Express charges on all prize pictures are paid by The
Journal. ^Q^ tJ,Q pKEPAB E TH pAPEKg,
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spac'e of three inches at the top of the first page. Use no
headlines Put the number of words In the upper left-hand
corner of the first page. Sign the name and residence at the
end at the right,"the grade and school at the end at the left
Any pupil of a public school, In any part of the United
States, -who Is in or above the fifth grade, may contribute to
the Storyteller. These stories may be true or fiction, and upon
any subject preferred by the writer. They must not be less
than 500 words in length, nor more than 1,000.
TOPICS EOR OUT-OF-TOWN WRITERS.
All writers outside of Minneapolis, whether distinctively
of the northwest or not, are to use the topics headed "North
western Topics." Pupils In the public schools anywhere In
the United States may write for The Journal Junior, but must
use the topics as given above. _*