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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, anonymously. If Juniordom sets its face deliberately against the comic valentine, the comic valentine is vanquished. What is Juniordom going to do about if E 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 publication. 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." - i JUST BETWEEN YOU AND ME H 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 the designer. 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 Elliot Avenue. Esther Chapman, A 11th Grade, East Side High Sehool, 1918 Fourth Street SE. Ella E. Aindt, B 8th Grade, Grant School, 1013 Plymouth Avenue N. 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 For Junior Jlrtists and Designers 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 manner. 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 Journal Junior 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. staited **.