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4 me JOURNAL, JUNIOR.
M&e Harris Anson Editor
The Journal Junior Is published by The Minneapolis Journal for
thepubllc school children of the Northwest, in and abDve the fifth
grade, and Is devoted principally to their own writings. There is at
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 Journ.il Junijr
/"\F course states and cities are proud to have the new
^-^ men-o'-war named in their honor, but wh* t system are
we to have in such names when the list of states and cities
is exhausted? That will come some time, if our navy in
creases at the rate it is doing to-day.
Why can we not have ships bearing some of the names
made glorious by the American navy of earlier dajs? We
have a new Maine, why can we not have new ships bearing
the names Constitution, Serapis, Bonhomme Richard, Essex,
United States, and all the-rest that hardly need to be men
tioned to those who will think twice? To be sure, many of
the names are not distinctively of American origin, but as
to American meaning, why, there could be none better.
We have taken forty-four ships from the British in our
day, many of which took a more or less prominent place in
our navy, without change of name. We are proud, indeed,
of our captures in the Spanish war, and such of the Span
ish boats as have been remodeled and put into service have
kept their immes. . *
There are in our present navy only three ships which
can claim such associations in their names,Detroit, Jason
and Alert,altogether too few from our list of honor. Our
naval flag is the oldest in the world, although we are one of
the youngest powers, and the revival of these famous old
names in the splendid ships of our new navy would remind
the world of our really glorious record as a naval power and
would incidentally be an education to them as well as to us.
Gfte "Bloc K Beautiful."
OURNAL Seniors all over town,and that means all of
the wide-awake people of Minneapolis, whether they hap
pen to be the parents of Journal Juniors or not,are urging
the cleaning up of the city from one end to the other. This
appeal is especially serious just now for everybody wants
the city to show a clean face when the president comes in
April. The president, you know, has asked that he be given
a drive about the city, instead of any reception. The presi
dent is a sharp observer, and he is going to notice our care
lessness as city housekeepers.
It seems such a big task to clean all the yards and streets
and alleys of this city, spread as it is over so much territory.
Bo it -would be if one set of persons or one department of
the city government had to do it all.
Now, one and one make two. And if the inhabitants of
each block in town would attend only to their own particular
premises, the "one and one" sum would soon amount to the
sum total of the blocks in the city and Minneapolis would
smile like another Spotless Town.
Do not sit still in this matter of cleaning up the city, con
tent to say that it is too big for you to handle. Look around
your own particular dooryard and see how much rubbish,
how much untidiness there is there. Clean it up. Set things
straight. Get in your boy and girl friends to help. Then turn
about and help them with their yards. If there are things
in the work that you cannot handle, let your wants be
known among the grownups, and rest assured somewhere in
the block you will find the needed helping hand.
There is no excuse for untidiness in general throughout
the city, if this plan of looking after your own block is carried
out. It is one of the unpleasant points about inanimate
things that they will not keep tidy of their own accord. It
takes human hands to keep them out of places where they
should not be, and moreover, human hands must do the work
over and over. It will never be done.
The "block beautiful" must become one of the features
of the city. Why not help to make the start at once, and the
finish a success?
A. Plea for the Ol d Names,
Juniordom is seldom upset by the periodical report that
the peach crop or the apple crop is a failure, but when
it comes to anything affecting the maple sugar sweet tooth,
that is another question. Spring is so early in maple sugar
land that the sap does not flow in the proper maple sugar
way, hence lovers of the genuine article, whether in the
liquid or the solid form, are likely to have less of it for the
Rome, imperial Rome, is following in the footsteps of
Venice. Gradual decay of centuries has at last reached the
fatal point with the ancient palaces on Palatine hill, and a
total collapse of the historic ruins is threatened. If Father
Time is not more considerate it will not-be the old estab
lished Europe that Junior travelers may expect to see when
their travel days arrive.
A small girl of three suddenly burst out crying at the
dinner table one day.
"Why, Ethel, what is the matter?" asked her mother.
- "Oh," cried Ethel, "my teeth stepped on my tongue."
The Little Chronicle.
"See how I can count, mama!" said Kitty. "There's my
right foot. That's one. There's my left foot. That's two.
Two and one makes three. Three feet one yard, and I want
to go out and play-in it."Detroit News-Tribune.
. A Yard to Play In.
TE JOURNAL JUNIOR, MITOBAPOUS, MINNESOTA, SATURDAY, MARCH 28, 1903.
Very Rude Teeth.
JUST BETWEEN YOU AND ME
time ago, I spoke of having seen young boys smoking
cigarettes on their way to school in the morning, and
after dark in the evening. So it is most pleasing to know
that the Anti-Cigarette League has met with encouraging
success among the boys of Minneapolis schools. The boys
who become members promise not to use tobacco in any
form until alter they are twenty-one. A good promise to
make,and a still better one to keep.
In many cases, I know that the keeping of this promise
will be hard, for there will be boys outside of the Anti-Cigar
ette League who will try to make the members break their
pledge. Stand by your pledge, however, no matter what may
be said or done to rouse your temper or force you to "take
You remember, of course, the story of the two friends,
Damon and Pythias how Damon, in order that the con
demned Pythias might go heme to set his affairs in order,
offered himself to the tyrant Dionysius in place of Pythias,
saying that in case his friend did not return by the time set
for his execution, he would be willing to die in his stead.
Storm and flood delayed the return of Pythias, and it was
only at the last moment that he arrived to redeem his prom
ise. This story has always been used to illustrate the perfect
friendship, but it also illustrates the value that should be set
upon a promise.
Pythias said he would return at a slated time. Damon
was willing to risk his life upon that promise. Is that the
way you look upon a promise,any promise that you make?
When you once join this Anti-Cigarette League, you should
hold most sacred that promise not to use tobacco in any form
until after you are twenty-one. Out in the big world, you
will frequently hear one person say of another, "He said he
would do so and so. Now, I don't know whether that means
he will do just so or not." Probably, you can understand how
that man goes up in the estimation of all when the reply
comes, "If he said he would do so and so, he will do exactly
as he said." This is the sort of man, whose "word is as good
as his bond." And "between you and me," it is_a character
that is of priceless value.
This anti-cigarette movement, however, should be kept
within bounds,that is, the active woik toward stamping out
the use of tobacco in any form should be Confined to boys*
under the age of twenty-one. Father's pipe must not be hid
den smoking by the men of the family, or.^their friends, must
not be treated in a high handed manner. You are not to as
sume that I consider smoking a good habit. I do not. It is
a fatal habit to boys who are growing, who are, that is, un
der twenty-one it is never a good habit in a grown man,
but if indulged in with moderation it is not likely to have
serious effects. You can do much good work among those
of your own age, so confine your efforts to them.
Az*bor Day, with its joyous outdoor celebration, is al
most here and it is time to begin to think about the an
nual tree planting. What kind of care* do you give these
trees that you plant? Do you ever see that they are watered
and do you keep away~from them in your games? Trees are
so much easier to get out here in the west,that is, in Min
neapolis, that even with the best intentions, they are some
times a little neglected in the first two or three years of their
transplanted growth, and in the heat of games and the gen
eral rushing about at recess, they are given more or less
rough usage which ^they cannot withstand.. Nobody means
to hurt the trees, of course, but the hurt is done.'
Aside from assisting at the tree planting in school, do
you ever give any attention to planting seeds and shrubs
elsewhere? Down in Kansas City, where the season is more
advanced than ours, children all over town have been organ
ized into a flower-planting league. Those that have yards, or
even a tiny patch of ground, make a garden of it. Others less
favorably placed plant seeds in little plots and vacant spaces
all over the city.
Grownups are behind the plan, of course, or there would
be a lack of method, but the planting fever has reached from
one end to the other of Juniordom in Kansas City. The
flowers are not the rarer species, but the homely hardy flow
ers that used to grow in grandflrother's garden. In an edi
torial I have suggested a way to make our city scrupulously
clean,merely by the residents of each block taking pains
to clean that block, and keep it in good shape. Why can't
there be some similar idea adopted in planting flowers and
beautifying the vacant spaces that otherwise might be home
ly or downright unsightly? Such a little work it would mean
to you, and such fun with it all, if you oi-ly knew it. And
then, when Mother Nature begins to show her appreciation
of your courtesy, what a satisfaction!
Listen, all you nature loving, woods loving, Junior tramp
ers! I want stories of tramps through the woods, or out into
the fields. I want to know of anything interesting or unusual
that you run across. I want you to use your eyes when you
begin to go through the woods and write to me what you see.
Likewise, what you hear. I want to know what is going on
among the birds, the flowers, the trees, the grass, the
marshes and the ponds,that is what you see of it. I am
giving this preliminary notice of what I want, and a little
later, when the winter chill is gone from the air, and there
are a few dry, spots here and there on the earth, I shall have
something definite to say in this matter. It is my hope this
summer to be able to tramp for a few hours once a week, and
I want to be able to exchange views with Junior trampers.
Brush the cobwebs from your eyes, sharpen your hearing,
make ready to take in the doings of the children of Mother
Nature with every one of your senses. That is the way to
enjoy a tramp afield. -
Here is a gentle reminder to the Juniors interested in as
tronomy that the planet Mars is just now in good position for
observation. Astronomersthat is, some of them, are very
busy these days, trying to show that the so-called "canals"
are mere optical illusions. It would not make much difference
which they are, if we were only certain of their "what." Mars
is near the moon to-night and may be distinguished from
the other stars of the constellation Virgo by its steady red
The special advantages attaching to the use of turbine
engines on ships are the absence of vibrations, which shake
hulls and fittings the great saving of weight in machinery,
that for a turbine being 21 pounds per horse power, while that
of the present style, of engine is 150 pounds per horsepowexfe
increased stability due to the low position of the center T
# gravity in the engine less danger to the engine room crew
from fast moving parts and a much smaller engine room
force is required. ,
Two black oak chairs, said to have belonged to Mary
Queen of Scots, and to have been rescued when Hawley's
Dragoons set fire to Linlithgow palace, were sold in London
recently for $220 each.
Useful Turbine Engines.
Royal Oak Chairs.
Suggestions for Designers.
The designs may contain drawings, photographs,
poems, anything, in fact, that will attract attention
to 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
oil the back of the design itself, and not on a separate
piece of paper.
One dollar each is offered for the best design advertising -
RAYMER'S OLD BOOK STORE, 404 First Avenue S.
Here is an advertisement that should appeal to all book
lovers. A genuine "old- book store" is a great attraction to
them, and the advertisements should be made as suggestive
as possible of the delights of book hunting by lovers of old
books and book buying by those who want books irrespective
of their age. Break away from the beaten path of past de
signs and "do youi selves proud" with this, which offers an
opportunity for very different and very distinctive work.
Not Later Than Monday Evening, April 6,
at five o'clock. They must be strictly original, and each
" must be signed with the grade, school, name and address of
the designer. i
SPECIAL POINTS TO BE MADE.
Each advertisement must contain the name "Raymer's
Old Book Store," and the address, "404 First Avenue S, Min
Books are bought, sold, tiaded and rented.
Designs must illustrate the fact that this is the original
Raymer's Old Book Store.
These designs must be in the hands of the editoi of The
One dollar each is offered for the best advertisements for
the HOLMES & McCAUGHEY FUEL CO., 412 First Av. S.
POINTS TO B E MADE.
Each advertisement must contain the name "Holmes
& McCaughey Co." and the address "412 First Av. S." Be
sure to spell the name right.
This company is a strictly independent Home Fuel
company. Hence its prices are not dictated by any combina
The company deals in hard and soft coal, hard and soft
wood, everything, in fact, In the fuel line. ' """ \i
The prices are the veiy lowest considering the quality
of the fuel.
This is a good time to secure a supply of hard eoai~foy~^?f
next winter. - * - *
These designs must be in the hands of the editor of The
Not Later Than Monday Evening, April 6,
at five o'clock. They must be strictly original and each
must be signed with the grade, school, name and address
of the writer. The designs should not be folded.
PRIZE WINNERS IN THE GUARANTY S/sVINGS AND
Charles Beckel, B 10th Grade, North Side High School,
3112 James Avenue N.
Thomas H. Foley, A 8th Grade, Holy Rosary School, 1534
E Twenty-second Street.
Esther Chapman, A 11th Grade, East Side High School,
1918 Fourth Street SE. '
Arthur Hawksett, B 11th Grade, Central High School,
1607 Hawthorne Avenue.
Five-year-old Martha was quite awed by the sudden
gloom when passing through a tunnel, and asked her mother
how they built a tunnel. Her mother explained as best she
^puld, how the men dug through solid earth, etc., and after
she had finished, the child asked:
"Well, how do they put in the dark, mama?"The Little
One reason why American workmen accomplish more in a *
day than workmen abroad is because of shoes. Our shoes are
lighter, easier on the feet, and thus permit greater action.
The Journal Junior
Four Months' Study at the Minneapolis
School of Fine Jli ti to Be the Special Prize
for the Best Work by Three Journal Jun
iors in the Advertising Contests.
A Question of Science.
Light Shoes Aid- Work.
The year's scholarship will be divided Into three
parts, thus giving a prize of four months' study at the
Minneapolis School of Fine Arts to three Journal
Junior designers of advertisements.
The second contest will begin January 10, 1903, and
will close May 2, 1903.
The third contest will begin May 9, 1903, and will
close September 5, 1903.
Each contestant must send In one design for at
least ten of the advertising contests announced during
the specified four months. ^
One design only for each advertisement will b? ac
The awards will be made strictly upon the artistic
merit of the work.. Quality will count, not quantity.
This prize may be won but once during the year
by the same designer.
The scholarship will give entrance to any class
preferred at the Minneapolis School of Fine Arts.