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me JOURNAL JUNIOR.
Mae 'Harris Anson
/ The Journal Junior is pubUsned by The Minneapolis Journal for
thepublic schoolchildren of the Northwest, In and above the fifth
grade, and is devoted, principally to their own writing. There is no.
expense attached and all are welcomed as competitors. The editor
wishes to encourage correspondence and suggestions from teachers.
All correspondence should be addressed to the Editor Journal Junior.
6e Winner of t he Scholarship.
j . BOTTENFIELD, A Seventh Grade, Madison
School, has won the scholarship offered in connection
with the work in-the Junior advertising department, and is
entitled to four months' instruction at the Minneapolis
School of Fine Arts. ' - i - z
As was announced at the beginning, these scholarships
are awarded wholly upon the artistic merit of the designs,
irrespective as to what makes the best advertisement: All
things considered Miss Bottenfield's work best filled the re
quirements, although the work of Esther Chapman and
Thomas H. Foley is deserving of special mention.
The work generally has been unusually good. In sev
eral cases,'there has been a very noticeable gain in these few
months, both in draughtsmanship and understanding of what
makes a good advertisement. The editor has from time to
time, received festers showing the strong interest the design
ers and the public are taking in the work, and altogether the
department, seems to have made a place for itself with all
Junior readers, and workers. The second scholarship will
be awarded May 9. :
"p HE .past year has been a remarkable one in several
* aspects. It has seen unusual accidents by fire and col
lision, with the death roll mounting into the hundreds, and
in addition there was the greatest volcanic eruption that the
world has ever known. Death also removed several shining
marks, among them Thomas B. Reed, Cecil Rhodes, Lord
Pauncefote, Zolarthe great French novelist and Krupp, of the
great family-of gfunmakers. King Edward's illness upon the
very eve of his coronation startled the world quite as much
as any of the great catastrophes. :/':/"/ '//'/ "
On the other hand,. there have been distinct gains in
scientific and commercial lines. Santos-Dumont succeeded
in navigating the air Marconi made practicable the sending
of wireless riiessages across the Atlantic the great Nile dam
was opened afe -Assouan, and the great Canadian-Australian
cable was cqinpjeted from Vancouver, B. C, to Fanning
Island,/M55-mi^e'sv. Last, but hot by any means least, there
was s^e. .gi-eat^^thi-acite coaljistrike which began May 12,
alnd pasted untjjk October 2.1, when the situation Was relieved
by tfie personal Influence of President Roosevelt/ .
Altogether, 1902 was -a remarkable* year and is one which
will always have: its own distinct place in history.
* where the young sultan has seen his dissatisfied sub
jects rise up against him by the tens of thousands under
the leadership jif^a man determined to gain his throne from
him. .. .- ../:/' '- //-.. /-. -./ '-'~\i~.
The Moors' are Mohammedans, and among other things
Ijteeujiar to tbatfajfth is the lde& that they are the truest fol
lowers of Moh.a_mn$ed who wage the most earnest war against
all Christians.:' When the young sultan came to the.throne
two years"ago, Kejfbund a very'corrupt state of affairs among
the officials of his government. None'of them had any set
salary, and one and all preyed upon those lower in rank, so
that the service was completely demoralized. The new sultan."
was far ahead 'Of his countrymen in his realization of the
necessity foir reform vand the establishment of his government
more according to European ideas. This pleased a great
many of his more progressive subjects, but there were many
others who for personal reasons or "just because," did not
want to see any change in the old order.
fte Year That Is Done. -
- ^5rc WeeR's Warspot.
HE warspst rjn^.the world. this week has been Morocco,^.
A clever man took advantage of this feeling, organized
this faction against the sultan, and then advanced upon him
with the announcement that he was going to dethrone him
and set his brother in his place. - ,
The sultan was said not to be upon very good terms with
this brother of his, but he at once summoned him to Fez,
became publicly reconciled with him and then gave him an
important post in the government. Whether because the
short-lived siege of the sultan in his palace at Fez showed
the mettle of the young man, who was not to be scared out
of a throne, or whether because the rebel leader had
misrepresented facts as to his relations with his brother and
so made his followers doubt him,certain it is that some
thing developed which melted away the rebel forces like
snow under a tropic sun. , ^. * - - '" ,m -
- Much is expected from the young sultan by his progres
sive subjects, but when the great mass of the people are
so blindly ignorant as to look upon all foreigners as heredi
tary foes, who can not possibly wish them well, it is to be
douMed whether the present ruler can bring about even a
few * f the most important reforms looked for at his hands. ~
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l/ith, Minnesota and the great northwest frozen up solid
tlifcs January weather, we never stop to think that in other
parts of the world it may be harvest time. Why apples are
just ripe down in Cape Colony, and wheat in Argentina and
other southern grain growing countries is being cut pine
apples, peaches and plums are being gathered in every tem
perate country of the southern hemisphere as well as cur-.
THE JOURNAL JUNIOR, MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA," SATURDAY, JANUARY"f
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rants and other small berries.' But then, in the southern
.hemisphere, January is practically July, so that the story of
their crops is hardly to be wondered at. Studious Juniors
would enjoy tracing down these various harvest seasons
throughout the world. *
They are going to put "The Pied Piper of Hamelin" on
in Vienna in such a realistic manner that they are even going
to have 1,000 trained rats to follow the piping piper. And
they expect girls-and "women to be in the production, too.
JUST BETWEEN YOU AND ME
LSEWHERE will be found the announcement of the
award of The Journal Junior. scholarship" offered in con-:
nection with the advertising contests. Junior advertisers
have a way of requesting that certain designs be returned to
them. All designs when once handed in belong to the firm
for- whom they were drawn. Prize Winners especially should
not expect the return .of their designs, for it is these.that
advertisers wish to keep. The.designs, of course, all remain
in my possession until after the scholarship award is made.
Then the various firms are asked if they care to have the
designs in their contest. Nearly all of those included in the
recent contest* wished the designs sent to them for some use
later on. This is the course thatwlll be pursued until further
notice, so that it is useless for. Junior-.designers to -request."?,
the return of any design, whether it is a prize winner or not./?
* Does it pay to have courage? -There are many stories '-
going the rounds of papers where "success" is the theme, v *
which tell stories of how certain men'were judged fr their '
good or their undoing because at a crucial'moment they
showed either unexpected courage or a total, abject lack of
it. All this question of success, however,- counts for nothing
when there is a human life at stake, and I know a case of
unexpected courage arnorig boys not over nine years of age,
and small for their years at that, which undoubtedly saved
a. li'V - ' , -,
Three of them went down to the .river, near one of the/,
great flour mills, and'in sliding down a 'beautiful" sheet of ...
ice on the bank, one" of -he developed unexpected slip
pery qualities and shot oyer into the tail race into six or eight =
feet of water. Now it is a fact, known to all grownups, that
the minute such things happen in'^Juniorland, the instinct
in the fortunate ones is to fun away and say nothing. It may
seem hard to say this, but it is a fact that is generally true./
Not so with the two little heroes left on the bank. It hap/
pened that last summer the boy in the water was taught how/
to keep himself afloat, and the minute he struck the water he//
began instinctively to paddle, hi spite of the fact that he was
bundled up in a heavy reefer in addition to all of his clothes/'-t
In this way he managed to reach the bank and then^his two
loyal champions who had stood sturdily by him in his mishap:..j,
finally succeeded 'in,drawing him/up iiito" sWety /./// ./J_v2
The accident had been seen, by, men in the 'mill, but be- ."
fore they could get to "the ground the'rescue had been ef
fected. The small boy was toted into the mill, his frozen gar- /
ments were stxipped^from-.him arid7
warm dry/blanket/ Then the small': heroes started off-for
his home tb,*get-Vdry cfothlng^. They werle'.even.so level headed
that they trleti't.Q..vn^'k^Ught :or--the.--a^i den1tc-9rheii.the' anx
ious mother qtiestionea^t^ had they needed
only dry. %es:-iS^^ passed without
creating m^c&^ia^fniir-:/But-.wh'e^jt^.tae to a wholesale de
.mand for a 'complete* -wardrobe,* it was considered time for a
personal Investigation. .
This is not the first accident: of the kind that has come to
the notice of the. men m the mill but they say it's almost
the first where'the companions of the unfortunate boy in the
water did riot run. away. Help is always given as quickly as
* possible, but it takes time to get down, to the ground of a
six-story mill, and then out to the victim. Sometimes they
are too late, where a little effortoby .the: companions might
have held him up at least until proper assistance came.
Perhaps there are constitutional cowards. Great generals
have said there are. Perhaps there is^ lack of something in
the makeup of some men which/makes'it physjcally impos
sible for them to face danger of any.kind,. There might be
some excuse for the display of such wetknes on the field of
battle, but there is no excuse for funning away when there
is no personal danger and when another needs assistance to
save his life.
The onlookers from the mill say that even among boys
almost double the "ages of these little fellows* the"first instinct
* is to' run away when one of the number falls into the river,
leavings him to his fate, whether that be a final sinking or
a rescue by chance observers/ There are times when even
the bravest may -feel an inclination to turn his' back upon
danger. NevfefaUdw-'yourself to live up to that fear. Tour
acts brand you as brave.6r as a coward, not your thoughts. In
such cifcumstarice's,'/eep your head, do everything to help
and just simply never give up.
A certain Junior girl is havJQff life made rather a burden
because a combination of very inconvenient circumstances
made us at this end 'of the line print her name "Peter'' in
stead of Rita. Boys always find enough ways of their own to
tease a girl,as I happen to know from past experience, and
girl-Juniordom may rest assured that I am always very
sorry when I-have unintentionally given "those awful boys"
an opportunity to add to their discomfiture.
At the same time, you should all be more careful In
writing your names. Frequently either the Christian or the
surname is so carelessly written that I have had to telephone
to the principal of the school to find out what the name is.
You might trail off an ordinary word in a sentence in an
utterly unrecognizable way, and still have it figured out be
cause of the sense, but you put us all at sea when it comes to
such carelessness in writing names, either your own or some
body's else. _ " * - --..., ^ r , -*"
'' There Is a, little paragraph, of the president's message to
* congress which seems to have escaped the attention of many
people, probably because other topics were of so much wider
interest to the country at large. The president suggests that
- congress provide a sum of money with which the secretary "of
war may keep and'care for cavalry and artillery horses worn
out in long performance of duty. It^ is a small matter com
pared with-the questions of international importance which
are treated in the message, but it means much Indeed in the
development of a wide humanity and a thoughtfulhess for
dumb beasts It is a sidelight upon the president's human-'T^":^-^KV
ity and it adds luster to his character as a man.
THE EDITOR. \ "
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: : contains the address as a part of it. ' ^ -^l
:-'-.,.: The advertisements, also, must contain an-answer to
/the "question, "Why does the Home Trade Shoe Store sell
more boys' and girls' school shoes than any other store in
the eity?" /
, These designs must, be in the hands of the editor of
The Journal Junior .' - - -/^
Not Later Than Monday Evening, January 12,-''/
J at/five :o*-Glock. They must be. strictly original, arid each
must be signed with the grade, school, name and address
of .the designer. .. The designs, should not be rolled! '.
. / One dollar each is offered for the best designs advertising
the cloak and suit stpre.'of---PE^CTrfV-4-(BfNIGpLJvET^- AyE,^. :
First, be sure to spell th,e naafie eorrectly. Then: sefe yoiir '
wits to work to do somei-new, ptfelial arid striking "work a#- "
vertising the fact that it is a' stbre making a specialty'of
cloaks and suits, waists, millinery and .furs.-/' '.' /,.S
..All designs must contain the jiame "Pearce'' and the
address, "403 Nicollet Avenue." This is a new-departure in
subject and Juniors ought to take pride in "doing themselves
proud" in their designs. There is much freedom left for
originality in wording.
:'' The advertisement's must be in the hands of the editor
of The Journal Junior v. T . '--'....'. ,/,-' .
Not Later Than Monday Evening, January 12,
at five o'clock. They must be strictly original, and*' each
.-.must-be-signed with the grade, school, name and address of
the designer. The pictures should not be rolled.
/PRIZE WINNE RS IN TAYLOR'S BAKERY CONTEST.
Zuia J. Bottenfield, A 7th Grade, Madison School, 1522
Elliot Avenue. .
Robert Leekley, B 11th Grade, Central High School, 2719
Colin W. Landin, Third Class, North Denver High School,
Denver, Col. -
Lee Mero, A 10th Grade, Central High School, 3336 First
- Aimer Grimsrud, A 8th Grade, Douglas School, 1721
Irving Avenue S. _^
Esther Chapman, B 11th Grade, East Side High School,
1918 Fourth Street SE.
s Guess what he had in his pocket, -
Marbles and tops and sundry toys
" ' A bitter apple, a leather ball?
Not at alL
? r" "Little Rachel, seeing a- snake curled up in a knot, said t
"Papa, what is that snake curled, up that way for?" /- '
:- ' '" "Mebbe he's tied himself in a-knot,"-said Rachel, "so as /- -*
-"not to, forget-jsomethimy." _- . ' ^^3
Suggestions for Designers.
The designs may contain drawings, photographs,
poems, anything,. in fact, that will attract attention
tp the firm that is advertising^
_ _ There is no expense attached to the work.
The designs should be at least six inches and a
All drawings must be in black and white only.
India ink should be used. Avoid all colored inks, even
blue black or greenish black ink.
Do not make the designs too crowded. "
White spaces show off advertising matter.- .
'" Name, address, grade'and school should be written
oii the back of the design itself, and not on a separate
piece of paper. - . '-. .?-.- /- ,/:-'"'*/,--"-
rOne dollar each is offered for the best advertisements for
Rfte GINTER GROCEBYCp /// - _.
-/ ' the address, "23"6th St. S," and some phrase makirGro
Point that Ginter sells groceries at wholesale prices.
,jT|e designs must also contain one or both of the following
%Kfases, "Ginter can save you money," "Ginter's groceries
are the best."
/ These designs must be in the hands of the editor of The
Not Later Than Monday Evening, January 19, _
at five o'clock. They must be strictly original, and each must '
be signed with the grade, school, name and address of the
designers. The designs must not be rolled.
One dollar each is offered for the best advertisements for
the HOME TRADE SHOE STORE.
r Each advertisement must contain a drawing of the Home
Trade wreath or name plate, which will be found in the Home
Trade advertisements in any one of the daily papers except
' those of Saturday evening and Sunday. This name plate
- HONORABLE MENTION.
Magnus Bakke, A 7th Grade, Seward School, 2307
Twenty*third Avenue S. - '
Chauncey Fowles, "D" Class, High School, Mankato,
w Such as always belong to boys,
What did he have in his pocket? -
A bubble pipe and a rusty screw,
A brassy watchkey broken in two, _
- fishhook in a tangle of string?
~ . No such thing.
What did he have in his pocket?
Gingerbread crumbs, a whistle he made,
Buttons, a knife with a broken blade, --
A nail or two, with a rubber gun?
" " , Neither one.
What did he have in his pocket?
f'^/'- Before he knew it, rf slyly crept / " ' ^
? / * Under the 'treasures carefully kept, "' * ^
'^'Ana away they all-of them quickly stole~ '*
**^' *Twas a hole. ' . - * -
]-~ "I don't know dear," said her papa.
WHAT WAS ITT
' '"' To Aid a' Short Memory. - - " -