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Ma.e Harris Anson Editor
The Journal Jnnior. is published by The Minneapolis Journal for
thepublic school children of the Northwest, in and above the fifth
grade, and Is devoted principally to their own writings. There is n)
expense attached and all are-welcomed as competitors. The editor
wishes to encourage correspondence and suggestions fi'Oni teachers.
All correspondence should be addressed to the Editor Journal Junior^ ~
given.: Latin students will smile an understanding smile all
their own to read the following: Nominative hesh genitive,
hislr dative, hush objective, hosh vocative, hesh -ablative,
hoosh. Plural, all cases, hash. On second thought, one
hardly-needs to be'a Latin student to enjoy a smile over tne
absurdity of it. ' * ' - -_
The best rule to follow in such cases is that if one does
not know definitely that, the person is a "woman, the pronoun
should be masculine. This is the rule generally considered
the best form and is the one adopted in the Journal Junior.
Certainly it-is infinitely better than the use of the two"pro
nouns in such sentences as ''If he or she wishes to speak,
let him or her stand up." The form, "If any one wishes to
speak, let him stand up," is infinitely more simple, and it
means the same as the more involved and less terse form"
JOURNAL JUNIOR. JUST BETWEEN YOU AND ME + -_.. , - - _
'- &/e Call for Pronouns. yj
THERE is a-call abroad in the land for a pronoun that
will make unnecessary the use of that awkward ex
pression ''he or-she." Some people are dissatisfied if merely
one of these pronouns is used to avoid the awkwardness of
the expression and others, who "stand for elegance in gramr
mar, object with equal force to the use of the two. The dis
cussion\is. waging furiously among' correspondents of one of
the best known New York papers and among the sugges
tions for a substitute is the word "hesh." This as may readily
be seen is a combination of the words "he" and "slie." The
most amusing part of the suggestion, and the one which
makes it impossible to take it
Rich as, the English language: is in power of expression,
this is one of the quarters in which it is found lacking, but
at the same time, English speaking people have survived the
wear and tear for a good many years, and in the preseht case
it seems to be bred in the bone to let well enough alone.
-- 'CTMKGE tilings they promise to show us in the educa-
-. tional. exhibit at the Louisiana Purchase exhibition next
year. Actually, a learned German professor claims, and
apparently, has made his claim good, that he can tell just
how tired a person really is mentally after studying history%
geometry, Latin, etc. History is not at all. easy for the
majority of people, and it is decidedly disappointing to find
that, in spite" of all the hard effort necessary to commit'
dates and their proper events, L^tin and geometry are really:
morp wearying, to the brain. ^ ^ : ~:%
To: be up-to-date, people now-a-days -must' approve oC.
everything done in the name of science, every invention that
bids fair to-add to any branch of knowIedge.-^-but,if the
wise men keep on in this line of work and discovery, i the
ime not lfkely to come when our innermost thoughts even
t can be dragged from us and made
public at large? -
It really is a most distressing state of things to think
that when you do not like Jessie's new pink dress, there is
an awful" scientific instrument that could make the fact
known to her, no matter how deep down in your, heart you
^ might bury the thought. They tell us that we are beginning
to lose certain of our organs because' in these latter days
we do not use them enough to keep them in normal condi
tions that in the time to come we shall be eyeless, earless
and perhaps noseless. But certainly^ if any wise man ever
discovers a genuine thought-reading machine, the world will
at once strive not to think. And thenbut would there
ever be a "then? We should be merely senseless things in'"
the shape of men walking about the world, without any-'
ability to enjoy, "with less appreciation even of material
things than the animals or1the beasts of the field or the
birds of the air.
OPECIAL attention Is called to the book-plate contest an-
^ nounced on the eighth page, the paper being so crowded
this week that it could not be set on either the loum. *JC.
fifth' page. It is a new departure for the Junior artists and
should result in some good designs. The first thing to be
remembered Is that-they are for use in books and should be
suggestive of books. The second thing to be remembered is
that the design.should be something that the artist will be
satisfied to put in his books. The third thing is that if a
clean cut print is wanted the work must be extra clean
cut. Reproduction never makes a design better than the
original. It is more apt to make it"a little less:
on through the round_ s of hi_ s various duties The fact. that
Mr. Cortelyou was quickly able to adjust himself to the
change, and so successfully that he is to be-elevated to a cab
inet position, is not the least -of the straws showing what a
really able man the secretary to the president is. _. - -
That Tired Feeling. -
i Book-Plate Contest.
One of the Washington correspondents .has recently told
a good story of the change Mr. Cortelyou found between the
methods of work of President MeKinley and President
Roosevelt. ' One was methodical, regular as clockwork, not
given to surprises of any sort, thinking of all things at all
times. The other, dashing at a subject with might and main,
excluding thought of anything but that until it was time to
put it aside for something else. Then anotherjlash, and so s ~-*rhere are a number of "must riots," which have to be re-
~_ , _,._..,__. .... ^yjjea jn this work and the sooner you all understand them
Now comes the discussion of what Vhe "well educated
woman" really "knows. Sensible-people, those who look too
strongly neither"at the old ways nor at the wild possibilities
of the new,' are Agreed that she may have all the book
knowledge, the college education for which she has the
time and inclination, but that unless she also knows those
homely accomplishments which are' purely woman's, she
can not rightly claim-the-title-of-"well" educated. She must
know how-to sew, to mend, to darn, as well as how to (to a
little plain cooking, at least, and likewise, be versed in what -^
means good housekeeping. , v* -- ~- -^C"
THE JOURNAL JUNIOR, MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA, SATUkDAY, JANUARY 24^1903.
seriously is the declension
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ttINDIAN BOYHOOD," the new serial, begins to-day in The
1 Journal Junior and an installment will be printed each
week for several months. It is an intensely interesting his
tory of the savage life of a real Indian boy, written in ma-
ture*- years y that boy after-he had become civilized* had
-received a college' education, and had developed into the
great man of his nation. -
Cooper and Longfellow have given, us classics of Indian
life, but they were written from without, by white men who
saw the.picturesque side most clearly. In "Indian Boyhood,",
Dr. Charles A. Eastman has written of Indian" life from within,"
with the knowledge, of one born and bred to it all, and^ with
the love for the old scenes and traditions, manners and cus
toms^of his race which even the earnest acceptance of the
customs,.manners araa traditions of civilization has not been,
able to dull. -*._: .-W"-"^ ^ ~ v.:
- Several -vveeks ago, a notice of this book was published in
'Just Between You and. Me,." but it was not.known, at the
time that-arrangements could be made for its publicajtion in:
The Journal Junior: \ Boys will delight in "Indian Boyhood "
and the "editor will be much surprised if the Junior girls do
not also- enthuse over it. The'story, and the writer,who it
will be remembered is a full-blooded Siovi.c will be of espe
.cial interest to .Minnesota boys and girls, because Dr. East-
-J DR. CHARLES A. EASTMAN (OHIYESA),
Author of "Indian Boyhood."
man, or Ohiyesa, as he was called in the tribe,was. born in
Minnesota, and as a child went through the Sioux massacre
in Minnesota in the early sixties, his flight into Canada and
his twelve years of savage life, there being the result of the
wholesale flight ofvthe Indians when finaldefeat came.
Some of. the illustrations will be reproduced and these
have a value of their own. The artist, E. L. Blumenschein,.
was sent out by the publishers for a long stay among the
Indians in South Dakota, so that the pictures.should.be true
to nature, in every respect. "' - 1
Dr. Eastman thus speaks of the fifteen years of his life
which he has put into the book: '-.--
- "The North American Indian was the highest type of.
pagan and uncivilized man. He possessed, not only a superb
physique but a remarkable mind. But the Indian no longer',
exists as a natural and free man. Those remnants which now.
dwell upon the reservations present only a sort of tabjteau-,,.,
a fictitious copy of the-past, ^^i~-f:
"The following chapters are the imperfect record of my
boyish impressions and experiences up to the age of fifteen
years. I have put together these fragmentary recollections of.
my thrilling wild life, expresjsly for my little son, who came
too late to. behold for bimsflf the drama of savage exist~
ence." ' . .
The book is not printed |n its" entirety, those things hot
especially pertaining to boyhood having been omitted, not
because they were not most interesting, but because the book
Was too long to be printed exactly as written. . .
It would be-.better - for the Junior advertisers if they
would leave their designs with me, instead of upon the. desk
of the assistant editor. I cannot always look at them as they
come in, because I am frequently busy with "must" work, but
there aVe other times, when I might catch a mistake in de
sign and point it out so that the designer would not repeat it.
For instance, this,week, a Junior girl brought in a. "de-
sign for Ginter, which, was hot left upon my desk, although I
was in the room./-., 1 had the design before she was out of
the building, probably, and the first glance, showed me that
the advertisement could not-possibly be used, because she
had worked Into hex*design two bags of fkrar containing the'
names of two milling companies. This is a "free advertise
ment" which is a thing forbidden in such advertising. The
work was to be done-to advertise: the1
urally, no other firm should-appear in the advertisements.
and do-your w,ork with regard to these limitations the more -
practical will your advertising work become.* One of thef
processes'' of making the designs ready" for printing is,
photographing them. - The camera, even in its present'/ high"
state of development has its limitations and the lines have
to be of a certain thiekness and of a certain, decided'black-'
ness in order to show at all in the photograph. Hence, my
constant injunctions to do heavier work. One of the designs-
* selected for a prize by the Home-Trade Shoe Store photo
graphed a beautiful, successful, blank. So another had to be
selected in its place: The outlines were fine and faint, and
there were any 'number of fine, drlss-cross lines for shading,
-ima that while the idea was a good one, the workmanship
"made it an impossible. Do not-be afraid to do strong, clean
cut work, without too^much shading. - *
'**- _*** Perhaps you think I do not have my own troubles'in get-,
Ginter Grocery Co. Nat-
One dollar each^fe offered for the best advertisements for
THE BRANCH. '
.The Branch is on South Washington avenue and is one
of the largest complete house furnishing establishments in
the state. Each advertisement must contain the name "The
Branch," and the address, "2nd Ave. S., and "Washington
"Ave." '.. :'/ '.-- V:'' -' - -'-'*'': '"'- - . .i. -".': '-L.-y*..: ' :. "- -
Special points "to be made: ~ . ' -
^. The location with its lower rentals makes them able to
undersell competitors. :- '.
: :, One of the largest complete house furnishing establish
ments in the state.. :
Sole agents for Buck heaters and ranges.
- These designs must be in the hands of the editor of The
Journal Junior - -__ .- - -
Not Later Than Monday Evening, February 6 , I . " '
at five o'clock. They must be strictly original and each must -
be signed with the grade, school, name and address of th
writer. The designs must not be rolled. i V f
One dollar each is offered for the best'-advertisements for
H. E. HUSKINS. -
The designs must contain the name, "H. E. Huskins "-
and the address, "34 6th St.^S." -=' -
This is a firni that has carried a large line of men's and
boy s hats, shoes and overcoats. After February 1 thej will
add a complete line of-men's suits and furnishings, so that
it will become a complete outfitting establishment for men
and boys These points must be made very strong. This ad
dition to the stocKMneans a great change, a" great addition t
the business and
this point-be made clear in .the advertisements. Try to "get
something new, something different, something snappy
your wording. The old line of phrases should not be used.
These designs must be in the hands of the editor of The
ryot Later Than Monday Evening, January 2fr, ' \ -
at five o'clock They must be strictly original, and each must
be s,ged with the grade, school, name and address of th,
desngner. The designs should not be rolled.
l^ourT^^S^ " ^
A L veSe
PRIZE WINNERSh IN THE PEARCE CONTEST "
Minn!6'!1 d a
!i Elwood Avenue N.
Nanniq Mafnuson, B 8th Grade, Washington School,
Cloquet, Minn. -
PRIZE WINNERS IN THE HOME TRADE SHOE STORE
"Aimer Grimsrud, A 8th Grade, Douglas School, 172
lrvmg Avenue S.
Armsby Hart, B 9th Grade, Central High School, 2728
-Fremont Avenue S.
: Robert Leekiey, B 11th Grade, Central High School, 2719
. Pillsbury Avenue.
Esther J. Chapman, B 11th Grade, JEast Side High School.
1918 Fourth Street SE. -
Waiter Wood, B 8th Grade, Lyndale School, 3414 Pleas
Thomas. H. Foley, B 8th Grade. Holy Rosary School,
1534 E Twenty-second Street " 'i
v Sr ^j'^J: 'HONORABLE MENTION.
John Mjoset, A 7th Grade, Seward School, 2015 Twenty
Becond Avenue S.
George Maney, A 8th Grade, Seward School, 2409 Twenty
iseventh Avenue S.
Ray Buffiington, A 9th Grade, North Side High School,
826 Elwood Avenue N.
Harold Johnson, B 7th Grade, Seward School, *2011
Twenty-two-and-a-half Avenue S.
Jennie Megow, B 12th Grade, East Side High School, 34
Arthur Avenue SE.^ '.'.:.""-'-
Magnus Bakke, A 7th Grade, Seward School, 2307 Twen
ty-third Avenue S.
Colin W. Landon, Third -Class, North Denver High School,
ting out the various departments ot the Junior week by_
week. It is just as hard, sometimes, for me to fill my allotted
space as it is for you to rake out a few thoughts now and
then upon the Junior topics. My especial cause for com
plaint these days is that the" newspapers print so little news
" that is available for use in "The World For a Week." True,
there are plenty of things happening, andfor grownups
^the papers are full of very interesting matter. But this same
-matter is largely legislative or political, or deals, perhaps,
f -with other topics which are among the forbidden ones for the
Junior. ^Jf 1 ' *
As.fbr*tne editorials,I snail have to tell you a story
one of the* Journal seniors told one day when I was found
- figuratively tearing my. hair because* it was my last hour of
grace and not an idea was forthcoming. This particular Jour
nal senior^hadLa college chum, who was not startlingly bril
-liant mentally, but%who was, nevertheless, cock-sure of
everything. It was the time of the year when the seniors
' could no longer put off writing their commencement orations.
All were in fine frenzy over the ordeal, and were exchanging
their hopes and fears and their various kinds of despairs as
well, when this exasperatingly sure man entered. Naturally
the question, was put to him as to what he had done and he
replied: "Oh, I am getting along fine. I sat down last night
and wrote sixteen pages right off, without stopping to think."
The Journal senior storyteller seemed to want to make
the application that Junior editorials might be written, in the
same way,but I refused to countenance the idea, either as
s suggestion as to what I might do, or a reflection upon
what I had done.,. , ^ - \ THE EDITOR.
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