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T* _f PA THS OF FORTUNEgZZtfZSF* (Continued from First Page.) haying, not the one that had blistered my hands. We went around the lota merrily, taking the grass, or rather the hay, off in great strips. Maybe we did get thro* quickly but the looks on the face of my employers as they handed me my quarters made me resolve never to try that scheme again. Harold Fillmore, Eighth Grade, 1322 Adams Street NE. Sheridan School. MOTHER'S JOKE. (Honorable Mention.) One day my sister and I were sitting on the piazza of a large hotel, where we had been boarding for about two months. I asked her if she knew about the money making scheme that was in the monthly paper. She said that she had read about it and would gladly give 10 cents. That night we wrote a letter to the advertiser, asking him to send us a printed scheme for money-mak ing. The next day my father asked us if we had any letters to mail. I told him we had and gave him the let ter. On his way he dropped my letter in the mud. At the postoffice he bought a new envelope and gave the man my mother's address, as he^ thought I had written to mother. In a short time the answer came to our letter. It read as follows: "Wash dishes, sweep the floor, bake bread and be good. Thai is my money making scheme." Seventh Grade, Minnie Binda, Jackson School 2010 Washington Avenue S. A BUSINESSLIKE PLAN. (Honorable Mention.) "I wish I were a boy so that I could earn money as easily as they do," I said to my friend one day about a month before Christmas. She appeared to be thinking very hard and seemed not to hear my words. Suddenly she rose with a start and exclaimed, "I have hit upon a plan to earn money and I think it will work. It is this: We will organize a club consisting of girls who wish to earn money for Christmas. Then we will put up posters on all prominent parts in the neighborhood, advertising dolls' dresses a quarter apiece. I am sure most of us are well enough acquainted with this art to be able to do the sewing and we will probably have enough orders to bring us in the end more than we really need." I was quite delighted with the plan and so were all our other friends. We organized the club with all our energy and by the end of the week we were ready to re ceive orders. Not all were sure of success, but to our surprise we had so many orders that we were obliged to work overtime. When the money was -divided each re ceived with great joy $5.25. That day I went home tired but very happy, feeling that girls were not so helpless as I had thought a month before. Jennie Frisch, Seventh Grade, 801 Lyndale Avenue N. Blaine School. PECULIARLY TANGLED. (Honorable Mention.) One day when we were all out playing baseball, a man came up and asked who wanted to make some money. A boy playing on my side and I, who were standing near est him, said we did. He knew all the time that we were the boys whose ball had gone thru his barn window, but we did not know him. We went all over the neighbor hood trying to borrow a mower. It took us a long time but at last ~we found one and started to work. We had been working only a ahort time when we found it was too dull to cut any grass. We started after another mow er, but when we found one it was too late to work. The next day we went again and finished it. When we were thru he said, "You are the boys who broke my window, aren't youf" We had to own up. Then he said, "All right I won't pay you and we'll call it even." We went home and after that we always found out who we were working for before we began. Mark Bohen, A Fifth Grade, 912 Sixth Avenue S. Madison School. BLACK CROW LUCK, Sometimes boys like to earn a little money. I started in by raising rabbits, then doves and white rats, with a puppy now and then, but some way or other I MINNEAPOLIS TOPICS For Sunday, February 4: "IF CHESTEB ONLY HAD The stories must be strictly original. The sense may be completed in any way to fit the story. Each story must end with the complete phrase. The stories must be in the hands of the editor of The Journal Junior Not Later Than Saturday Evening, January 27, at 5 o'clock. They must be written in ink on one side only of the paper, not more than 300 words in length, nor less than 100j marked with the number of words and each paper signed with the grade, school, name and address of the writer. The papers must not be rolled. For Sunday, February 11: "JOHNNIE'S DISAPPOINTMENT." The stories must be strictly original. Recognition will go to those that are most "likely" and at the same time made the disap pointment the keenest. The papers must be in the hands of the editor of The Journal Junior Not Later Than Saturday Evening, February 3, at five o'clock. They must be strictly original, written in ink on one side only of the paper, not more than 300 words in length, nor less than 100, marked with the number of words and each paper signed with the grade, school, name and address of the writer. The papers must not be rolled. i THE JOTTENAL JUNIOR, OTA, SUNDAY MOENINO, JANUARY 21, 1908. a sign up on the pair and bought feed for the rest. We traded some things for a tame crow. A fair was eoming" to the town in ten? v-days and we decided to teach him tricks and rent a tent and, make some money. We taught him to .talk, fly ^around" the cage, roll a ball, pull a string fastened to a bell and lie on his side. We rented a tent and painted a large black crow on a strip of canvas and lettered it, "The Tricky Crow. Admission 10 Cents." The first day_it was mostly children who came, but the seeond day grown-ups came and they liked it and spread the news among their friends. Then we put large posters up around the town. The fair lasted fourteen days and we made $7 apiece above all expenses. Then we made some other money later when a circus came in two months. This was indeed "A childhood enterprise and a success." Seventh Grade, s, *Bockwood Nelson, Horace Mann School. 3342 Chicago Avenue, WITH SCISSORS AND PAPER. When I was about seven years old I thought it a great pleasure to cut paper into different shapes and to make baskets. As I grew older I would sit for hours at a time making baskets and soldier caps. When I was about ten years of age I was taught to make paper flow ers, such as snowballs, sweet peas, pumpkin flowers and roses and others. As Christmas was drawing near I was Crs\rsrmA PflDC Stock PUZZLE PICTURE. (Copyrighted.) asked by some of my friends to make some lilies for the Christinas tree. As near as I remember I made about four or Ave dozen. For each dozen i! was given a quar ter, so you see I had quite a sum of money for Christ mas presents,at least I thought so at the time. Just before Christmas the people at home had me make some flowers of different sorts for the vases, pic tures and the Christmas tree. I was paid for making these flowers as well "as for those I made for other peo ple, and earned over $2. I felt quite successful in my flower-making business. Effie land, Eighth Grade, 613 Thirteenth Avenue S. Washington SchooL it STRANGE ALL DID NOT WORK OUT. "How perfectly absurd that the bird house I made a year ago should not come into use," I thought one day. I was then a lad of 6 years and the bird house was not a very grand specimen of architecture. It had been made juBt for fun, for at the time of its construction I was not a bird fancier. On the day mentioned, however, a plan gradually formed in my mind. Instead of it standing in the attic, a forlorn looking affair, this bird house must become the home of a prosperous family of pigeons. When I had raised a sufficient number, I would sell some of them and get a great deal of money. Then I would raise another bevy and sell some more and so on until I would have a very large bank account. That very day I took the bird house down from the attic and nailed it up on a side of the barn. Then I put some straw in and shaped it into a nest. The house was now furnished for its tenants. The next thing to do was to buy a pair of pigeons. On inquiring for them I found that the owner was willing to give me them. How blooming things looked. Get a pair ior nothing to start! Then the money I got from selling would nearly be clear gain, for feed ing them, I fancied, would not cost much. After captur ing the birds I put them in their house. Of course it took a while before they regarded their new quarters as their home, but at last they settled down to stay. oon there was a brood of young ones. They grew very rap idly and were in good shape for selling before long, but it was impossible to find buyers, for the neighborhood was already crowded with "those useless fowls," as some called them. My birds increased so rapidly that pigeons were everywhere in the barn. At last I gave up trying to sell them and kept the flock.just because they J^ST^ rt bluLg in the univers^a ihL^lhat were such "handsome things." _Arthur Wester, housewife wpul&buy and every housewife eonld not A Eighth Grade, Garfield SchooL 2427 Thirteenth Avenue 8. RATHER MILD AFTER ALL. I enjoy sitting by myself in the evening and think ing" of the many, many schemes I had for making money when I was only a barefoot "kid." One Bcheme that proved a complete failure I remember especially. It was that I wanted a penny mother for one for fully an became discouraged and decidea to make some mud pies and sell them. After I had made about fifty I looked around for some boards to make a store, but ceased my hunt upon noticing father's big branbox, which I knew would answer the purpose and save me the trouble of making one. After having quite a little difficulty in getting the box over to the front sidewalk I soon was ready for business and seated myself inside the box with a "get-rich-quiek" expression on my face. was just beginning to count all my money, in fancy, and was shaking my fist, in imagination, at the thief who would dare to attempt to steal it, when my father happened along. "What are yea doing with that box?" he asked with an accent that made me take to my heels. That night t_ resolved never to use a branbox as a store again. Seventh Grade, Gladys Gillesby,^ Motley SchooL 227 Oak Street SE. EVEN MOTHER HAD TO BE PERSUADED. What a wonderful idea it was! To me it seemed an inspiration, and so I confided it to my mother, who-1 am afraid was the recipient of many such secrets, and to my dearest friendswe would start a dubl After a great deal of talk we decided to call it "Rosebud" and wear yellow, green and pink badges, each embroidered with a bud. We would also ask one or two of our most exclusive friends to join us, those who had most decided talents in different directions. One could draw pictures, an other sew iron-holders and another hem stitch handkerchiefs. The fee was 10 cents and dues 1 eent a week. I struggled with my holder and at last it was finished (rather a woebegone affair), and my mother, after a good deal of coaxing, con sented to pay 10 cents for it. Bjp tic time.another was finished I was t* fire I to try another and so were tlra o-ter A PLUM BY CHANCE. One sultry afternoon I saw some boys running after a cow and wondered why they did it. I ran and caught up to them, took hold of the chain and led the cow to a' signpost near. The cow was very warm and tired and lay down in the shade of a tree. Then I asked the boys to go with me to a ball game and they all went. After the game was over I went home and ate my supper and then went to the store for my mother. On the way out I met a man who asked me if I had seen his cow. I said, "Yes, your cow is right over there in the field by that tree. I caught her and tied her there." The man said,, I am very much obliged to you. She is not very used to home yet." He said, "I will give you a quarter a week to bring her home every night after school, for I don't come home until 6 o'clock." I asked him where he lived and it was only a half a block from where I did, so I took the cow there every night. I only had to unstake her and take her across the road and tie her in the stall. I kept the job until winter and earned quite a little pocket money and the man says I may do the same* next year. Claude BelL Sixth Grade, 913 East Twenty-eighth St. Greeley SchooL NOT FOR LOVE OF THE ART. I have had a great many enterprises but the greatest one was my singing. Every time I went visiting with mama or papa or anybody that knew me, I was always" asked to sing. They knew I would not sing unless I was perched on a high chair or table or box. At first my price was 1 cent, but by and by I raised-it to 5 and it kept on going higher. I remember the pastor of our church came to visit us and he asked me to sing for him. I stood on a chair and sung my very best. I finished and stood next to him'waiting for my tribute, but received none, and I very soon stopped singing. The next time he asked me to sing for him I said I had a cold. A Sixth Grade, Mabel Clausen, Horaee Mann School. 3232 Park Avenue. TH KKE ARE OTHERS. He had fine hopes. Only half an hour's work and he would earn a gold watch and a diamond ring brought from the finest diamond mines in the world. He was to get along without. Saturday came and the boy started out early. The first one he sold to his mother, and he thought that if his mother bought one, almost any mother would. Then he started on his journey. House after house be went and in every one he received the same reply, "I have some," or, I just bought some the other day." His playmateIs mother bought one because she knew him. As he trudged home he felt very sad, and Th 3 things we had sold amounted 2^$(s and this we divided among ourselves, hav ing 8 cents apiece, which we spent for soda water and candy. I have proposed many schemes, but this was the most suc cessful. Esther Swanson, 1505 Fifth Street NE. Seventh Grade, Holland SchooL LITTLE SQUARES OF CARDBOARD. One hot, soitry afternoon last July a few weeks after my birthday, my chum and I were lying on the grass trying to think of some way to make money. At last my chum said, "Let's start a printing office. We both have a printing set. You can use the one you received on your birthday and I'll use mine and we can print calling cards." We both immedi ately built a place for the office. After we had a place built we printed some advertising signs which read, "W. Schwend and J. Ballentine have started a printing office. Call in and see us.'' Both of us asked our mothers if they wanted any, and right there we found two jobs and at the end of two weeks we each had a dollar rattling in our pockets. James Ballentine, 1018 East Twenty-fifth Street Sixth Grade, Greeley School.