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G&# JOURNAL JUNIOR,
Mae Harris Anson Editor
The Journal Junior is published by The Minneapolis Journal for
Ihepublic school children of the Northwest, iu and above the fifth
grade, and Is devoted principally to their own writings. There is no
expense attached anl 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
- rvOWN with the comic valentine! - . * " -
t~* Away with its vulgarity!
Stamp out its malicious spirit' H
Everyone reading the Minneapolis Junior stories this
week will long to be such Raleighs Why not make a be
ginning in a crusade against the vulgar comic valentine?
St. Valentine's Day is intended for the exchange of
dainty Compliments. It is the day when one should send
some graceful verse or similar remembrance to those whom
he especially likes. It certainly is anything but an act
worthy of a would-be Raleigh to make it an opportunity to
pay off a grudge by sending a vulgar comic Aalentme,
If Juniordom sets its face deliberately against the comic
valentine, the comic valentine is vanquished. What is
Juniordom going to do about if
UROPEAN governments are very anxious just now to find
out how far the government of the United States will go
in support of the Monroe Doctrine. Captain Mahan, U. S. N.,
retired, the great authority on naval history, whose work is
even better known abroad than in his own country, has just
written a very square paper upon the subject for an English
He says very frankly that the Monroe Doctrine now car
ries a much greater burden than 4t did when it was first for
mulated, but that nevertheless the government and the peo
ple of the United States were piepared to support the bur
pie of the United States are prepared to support the bur
in President Roosevelt's first message to congress,that no
foreign power would be permitted to annex any American ter
ritory, but that on the other hand, the doctrine did not mean
that the South American republics were to be protected from
the legitimate demands growing out of their offenses against
international laws. -
He makes it plain that the government of the United
States is preparing a naval force which will compel respect
for its opinions in this matte*, but at the same time he says
that while the United States- is the largest and most impor
tant American power, it still does not aspiie to become the
ruling power of the hemisphere. European nations may set
tle, without hindrance by the United States, the differences
which necessarily arise between them and South American
countries, but the methods employed must be such as they
would use toward another European power, which is strong
enough to resent impoliteness.
Germany, Great Britain and Italy have united in a show
of force, against Venezuela which is in violation of interna
tional law, and Captain Maman's article comes at a most
opportune time to enlighten the masses as to the stand of
the United States. -
l"*vO not be afiaid to let a "dare" pass by. Dares are very
*-' seldom any real test of courage They are, rather, very
foolish proceedings on the part of those who make them and
those who take them. If ice is unsafe, and known to be un
safe, there is no lack of coui age on the part of the boy who
refuses to "take a dare" to skate across it. It is merely his
eommon sense which dictates a refusal, and the Instinct of
self preservation which all should feel. If there were any
good reason for taking the risk, if some one were in trouble
across the dangerous bit of ice, that would be an entirely
different matter, and a boy would be warranted in taking any
reasonable chances to get to the one in need of help.
There are dares and dares of course. Some are quite
harmless, but Juniorland shouffi^try to distinguish between
those in which there is danger to life and those which are
merely frivolous, .the real, true courage is shown when one
faces a crowd of tormentors and staunchly refuses to "take
a dare" which he knows is dangeious, and for -which there is
no real need. .
* " A steerage passenger on one of the incoming liners re
cently proved that America is still a land of gold in the
. estimation of many of the ignorant classes abroad. All his
savings, hoaided through a lifetime amounted to $110, and
these had been placed in a vest. Some crazy notion pos
sessed him as to the gold that could be picked up in the
streets, and determining to start clear, he threw his money
overboard in New York bay. If an education test were ap
plied to such as he, perhaps fewer undesirable ^immigrants
would succeed in entering the United States.
JrTHE JOURNAL JUNIOR, MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 1903.
A Gallant Crusade. v
O n the Anxious Seat.
There ought to be a law that ail of our great men should
be buried upon American soil. Here are the remains of John
Paul Jones, one of the greatest naval leaders of our nation,
who won our first great naval victory, lying in a woefully
neglected grave in Paris, where he died, practically forgotten
by his countrymen. So completely was h%'forgotten that it
was only recently that his last resting place was discovered.
Men who have given so much to this country as he did de
serve all possible honor and respect from Ameiicans to the
nd of time. - -, - *. -? * . - - -
TaRing a Dare." -
JUST BETWEEN YOU AND ME
OW many of you have seen the original illustrations for
juvenile books which have been loaned to the public
library by Rand, McNally & Co of Chicago? There is a col
lection of pictures well worth study. There are color plates,
wash drawings and line drawings, all done by the best ar
tists, with a thorough understanding of how to do their work
so as to reproduce well. It is an unusual opportunity for the
Junior artists who are competing m the advertising contests,
to gain some practical knowledge of just how such work
should be done.
The drawings are all large,large, that is, compared
with the size of a page of a book, to which they are reduced
in the reproduction, and they show just how broad the
work must be to stand this treatment. There are people, and
animals and flowers and trees and drapeiy. About e\er thing
that you could possibly use is represented in the collection
in different ways. The effects are all gained without aimless^
lines, the "cuss-cross" work against which I am always"*
cautioning you because it means nothing.
Take the pictures made by Maude L. Radford for
"King Arthur and His Knights." There is not a line m one
of her drawings that is not absolutely necessary to gain her
desired effect.- In addition she has made a faithful repro
duction of the costumes and what is called the "color" of
the times. England always has been England, of couise, but
Old England was quite a different looking country from what
it is now. Its rivers and mountains, its " valleys and its plains
may be the same, but modern life is so \ery different from
what it was a thousand years or more ago, that surround
ings must be different that is, the things which men' con
trol. Each age makes its own "color." It would be very
much out of place, for instance, to put in the comfoi table,
highly cultivated, thickly settled country of to-day as part
of the King Arthur pictures.
Early settlers in any part of our own country will tell
you how very different the surroundings were in their first
days here. You see, they changed things to suit themselves.
In other words, they made their own "color."
It ' is the understanding of this color which helps to
make these King Arthur pictures so good. Everything fits,
and better still, the pictures really illustrate the text which
forms a foundation for them Perhaps you have not noticed
that many modern illustratois for the grownups, illustrators,
too, who have a very great reputation, are exceedingly care
less or indifferent as to this point. I lemember one picture
especially in a novel by Miss Wilkins, where the text spoke
of the hat worn by an elderly woman in one of the impor
tant situations. Her exquisite taste in dress had been made
~ much of, and her general daintiness, and in this situation
she was described as wearing a large, black picture "hat.
- The mental picture was a beautiful o"he, for she had snow
*whlte hair. Imagine the disgust, then, when the artist pic
tured her in an old-fashioned close fitting bonnet! There
was no excuse for this. No reason except wanton careless
ness. S *..'" "
But, then, these pictures are for grownups. The publish
ers who loaned these pictures for exhibition heie are much
more careful as to the illustrations they put into then?
juvenile books, and in fact, the best publishers are all wak
ing up to the realization that it pays to_ha\e the best illus
trations possible for juvenile books. If it is a book con
cerning animals, or one in which animals play an important
part, like "The Tree Dwellers," for which Howard V. Brown
made the pictures, the drawings must look exactly like the
animals, and must, moreover, take on the peculiarities in
vented by the author.*- They must be true to the originals,
and at the same tune rendered mteiesting to the readers
of the books.
Fannie Y. Cory certainly understands life from a child's
point of view. The illustrations in this collection are those
whieh she made for "Alice in Wonderland,"and surely
never were there daintier, more genuinely "Alicey-young-y"
pictures than these. Miss Cory sees all the wonderful Won
derlanders just as a child would see them. Consequent^ her
pictures are thoroughly understood by children. They are
quaint, of course. They have to be to fit the tale, but there
is nothing so grotesque about them that it takes a grownup
to understand just the point that is intended to be made.
Then there are the pictures made by John C. Johansen
for Ruskin's "King of the Golden River." Wholly different
in atmosphere from the King Arthur and Alice pictures, just
as the book is wholly different from those books, they are
nevertheless just as delicious and as satisfactory.
This book was among the list of 500 books suggested for
younger readers in The Journal Junior some three j ears ago.
The book itself is always good and always will be, but with
the illustrations now being put into it, it will certainly be a
joy as well. Still another old favorite which is being fitted
out with a new set of pictures, is "The Story of a Short
Life," by Mrs. Ewing. This book fell to the lot of R. M.
Hallock and the results are delightful. It happens that I
have not read ,the story, but the pictuies alone tell me the
main points,and I fairly love the little hero. No matter
how dear, how sweet, how brave, how pathetic, Mrs. Ewmg
made him in thousands of words, everj thing is expressed in
the four pictures by Mr. Hallock.
The only color plates are those illustrating Robert Louis
Stevenson's "Child Garden of Verse." These were done by
E. Mars and H. H. Squire, and nothing better could be said
of them than that they embody all tne charm which breathes
from the verses themselves. The children are real children,
but so dainty and likeable and sweet. The gaiden with its
bushes and hedges, the sitting room with its grownup furni
ture keeping guard at the entrance of a great enchanted land
are seen from the real child's point of view. And then the
coloring,dainty and wholly delightful it is.
All through the books of to-day, for grownups as well
as for the book lovers of Juniorland, the influence of good
pictures is felt by readers and recognized by publishers. The
aim now, in putting new pictures by such good artists, into
the old books is to bring them up to date. The subject mat
ter is ever new, it will last many generations still, but the
illustrations of the old books were poor. They were anti
quated in style, and crude in the.manner of reproduction. The
processes of to-day are so far in advance of those used only
ten years ago, that entirely different results are obtained. A
good book, to be sure, is a joy forever, but even a good book
takes a much stronger hold upon one's affections, if in ad
dition it shows illustrations drawn in the'first place by mas
ters of the art, and in the second place reproduced in the
best possible way, as these pictures for the Rand, McNally
& Co. books have been done.
3 ' I have an apology to make to the boys who like pigeons.
An apology, that is, not for anything I have ever said, but
because I have never sympathized at all with their interest
in them. Last week I attended the poultry show. Chickens
and ducks and geese and turkeys have always been familiar
to me and I wandered up and down the aisles looking at
more" kinds of chickens than were ever dreamed of in my
philosophy, supposing that that was all the interest the af
One dollar each is offered for the best ad"\ ertisements for
the SOROSIS SHOE PARLORS.
Each advertisement must contain the name "Sorosi* Shoe
Parlors," and the address "Goodfellow Dry Goods Co."
POINTS TO BE MADE.
The* Sorosis Shoe for women, $3 50.
The Junior Sorosis for children, $2 and $3.
The name "Sorosis Shoe Parlors" must be in much laiger
type than the address "Goodfellow Dry Goods Stoie." Re
member, this is an advertisement for the Sorosis people, and
while the address must go in, it must not be so prominent
as the name of the firm advertising It should be no larger
than you have made numbers and streets all along. It occu
pies the same relation.
These advertisements must be in the hands of the editor
of The Journal Junior
Not Later Than Monday Evening, February 23,
at five o'clock. They must be strictly original, and each
must be signed with the grade, school, name and address of
Not Later Than Monday Evening, February 16,
at five o'clock. They must be strictly original, and each must
be signed with the name, grade, school and address of the
designer^ The advertisements should not be rolled.
PRIZE-WINNERS IN THE H, E. HUSKINS CONTEST.
Zula J. Bottenfield, B 8th Grade, Madison School, 1522
Esther Chapman, A 11th Grade, East Side High Sehool,
1918 Fourth Street SE.
Ella E. Aindt, B 8th Grade, Grant School, 1013 Plymouth
Thomas H. Foley, 'A 8th Grade, Holy Rosary Schoof,
1534 E Twenty-second Street.
Ray Buffington, B 10th Grade, North Side High School,
826 Elwood Avenue N.
fair would have for me. Even the cats failed to rouse any
great amount of interest But when I came to the pigeons'
Well, something woke up in me then, and I could hardly
get away from them It was doubly interesting to me, too
because I found a former Junior boy had quite an extensne
exhibit and that he had a very business like card announcing
himself as a breeder of high class pigeons. Now, if I onl
lived in a house with a big yard and a barn, instead of in a
flat, and if the neighbors were good natured, I would ha\ea
pigeon loft of my own that would make glad the heart of the
most pigeon loving Junior boy in existence. For the first
time in my life I begin to realize that m my young dajs
there were some things I missed enjoying. In the words of
Uncle Sandy, "Pigeons is them." THE EDITOR
One dollar each is offered for the best ad\ ei tisements for
MOORE & SCRIVER, 713r-713 Nicollet A\enue.
Moore & Scriver are housefurmshers, but with a differ
ence. They do not have kitchen furniture and stoves and
refrigerators and dishes. They do have a very fine line of
draperies, oriental rugs, high grade furniture, etc. In addi
tion they make a specialty of fitting out homes in an artistic
SPECIAL POINTS TO BE MADE.
Up-to-date and reliable home furnishers.
Finest assortment of oriental and domestic rugs and
draperies, in the northwest.
Ideas and estimates are given for furnishing either a
house or one room.
These designs must be in the hands of the editor of The
FULL OF THRILLS
new flying machine. Six of us were In the machine and oh,
what a delightful ride! Everything went well until we were
several hundred feet in the air. We weie about to descend
when I discovered, to my horror, "that I was already descend
ing. What could I do? It was my first ride and I therefore
knew httle of the management of the machine. Down, down
I went and I knew that every second brought me nearer the
ground where I might be dashed to pieces Then the machine
slacked somewhat m speed and shifted t6 the northward. For
the first time since I had discovered that I was descending
I dared to look down, but I was seized with a new feai, for
not more than fifty feet below me was Lake Sheteck My
memory had not altogether failed me for I remembered that
Professor Smith had told me how to manage the machine
if it should light on water. I followed his directions and, tc
my surprise, it slipped lightly over the water for seveial rods
and then stood still What was to be done next? I was
utterly helpless. Just as I had given up all hope I saw a
boat coming toward me and in a few minutes I was safe
ashore. You may think it a pleasure to be able to skim
through the air like a bird, but I shall always keep for my
motto, "He that is down need fear no fall." Youi sincere
friend, - Delilah Paton
Ninth Grade. Slav ton, Minn.
Dear FriendWhen I read your letter telling me of the
adventure you had, I thought of an ad\enture another fnend
of mine had a year or so ago.
She lives in the northern part of North Dakota on a
large farm on the prairie. She and her mother and two
brothers live with their uncle. One day she was put on a
pony which her uncle had bought for her, and sent out to held
cattle. There had been prairie fires all around them, but
they did not think there were any very near. Prairie fires
travel very fas*, and before it was time to-take the cattle
home the fire was pretty close to her. So she thought she had
better take the cattle home before the fire was too close.
She started them 2nd when she had them all together they
turned and ran the other way towards the fire. By this time
the fire was within a couple of miles and she thought it
would not be safe for her to go after them so she
home. Before she had gone two-thirds of the way the pony
became frightened and threw her off upon a stone, injuring
her badly. Her uncle was working in a field near by and
saw her when she fell. Seeing she did not get up he picked
her up. Then he unhitched his horses from the plow, took
her in his arms and getting on the horse rode rapidly toward
home. The girl was only eleven years of age. I must close
for this time. I remain, your friend, Clara Reece, f
Efrhtb Grade, ' "' ' ' Wadena, Miim.
Continued From Page Three.
A RAGING PRAIRIE FIRE.