The Minneapolis Journal from Minneapolis, Minnesota on January 10, 1903 · Page 25
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The Minneapolis Journal from Minneapolis, Minnesota · Page 25

Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Saturday, January 10, 1903
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me JOURNAL JUNIOR. Mae 'Harris Anson / The Journal Junior is pubUsned by The Minneapolis Journal for thepublic schoolchildren of the Northwest, In and above the fifth grade, and is devoted, principally to their own writing. There is no. 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 Journal Junior. 6e Winner of t he Scholarship. ZULA j . BOTTENFIELD, A Seventh Grade, Madison School, has won the scholarship offered in connection with the work in-the Junior advertising department, and is entitled to four months' instruction at the Minneapolis School of Fine Arts. ' - i - z As was announced at the beginning, these scholarships are awarded wholly upon the artistic merit of the designs, irrespective as to what makes the best advertisement: All things considered Miss Bottenfield's work best filled the requirements, although the work of Esther Chapman and Thomas H. Foley is deserving of special mention. The work generally has been unusually good. In several cases,'there has been a very noticeable gain in these few months, both in draughtsmanship and understanding of what makes a good advertisement. The editor has from time to time, received festers showing the strong interest the designers and the public are taking in the work, and altogether the department, seems to have made a place for itself with all Junior readers, and workers. The second scholarship will be awarded May 9. : "p HE .past year has been a remarkable one in several * aspects. It has seen unusual accidents by fire and collision, with the death roll mounting into the hundreds, and in addition there was the greatest volcanic eruption that the world has ever known. Death also removed several shining marks, among them Thomas B. Reed, Cecil Rhodes, Lord Pauncefote, Zolarthe great French novelist and Krupp, of the great family-of gfunmakers. King Edward's illness upon the very eve of his coronation startled the world quite as much as any of the great catastrophes. :/':/"/ '//'/ " On the other hand,. there have been distinct gains in scientific and commercial lines. Santos-Dumont succeeded in navigating the air Marconi made practicable the sending of wireless riiessages across the Atlantic the great Nile dam was opened afe -Assouan, and the great Canadian-Australian cable was cqinpjeted from Vancouver, B. C, to Fanning Island,/M55-mi^e'sv. Last, but hot by any means least, there was s^e. .gi-eat^^thi-acite coaljistrike which began May 12, alnd pasted untjjk October 2.1, when the situation Was relieved by tfie personal Influence of President Roosevelt/ . Altogether, 1902 was -a remarkable* year and is one which will always have: its own distinct place in history. rr * where the young sultan has seen his dissatisfied subjects rise up against him by the tens of thousands under the leadership jif^a man determined to gain his throne from him. .. .- ../:/' '- //-.. /-. -./ '-'~\i~. The Moors' are Mohammedans, and among other things Ijteeujiar to tbatfajfth is the lde& that they are the truest followers of Moh.a_mn$ed who wage the most earnest war against all Christians.:' When the young sultan came to the.throne two years"ago, Kejfbund a very'corrupt state of affairs among the officials of his government. None'of them had any set salary, and one and all preyed upon those lower in rank, so that the service was completely demoralized. The new sultan." was far ahead 'Of his countrymen in his realization of the necessity foir reform vand the establishment of his government more according to European ideas. This pleased a great many of his more progressive subjects, but there were many others who for personal reasons or "just because," did not want to see any change in the old order. fte Year That Is Done. - - ^5rc WeeR's Warspot. HE warspst rjn^.the world. this week has been Morocco,^. A clever man took advantage of this feeling, organized this faction against the sultan, and then advanced upon him with the announcement that he was going to dethrone him and set his brother in his place. - , The sultan was said not to be upon very good terms with this brother of his, but he at once summoned him to Fez, became publicly reconciled with him and then gave him an important post in the government. Whether because the short-lived siege of the sultan in his palace at Fez showed the mettle of the young man, who was not to be scared out of a throne, or whether because the rebel leader had misrepresented facts as to his relations with his brother and so made his followers doubt him,certain it is that something developed which melted away the rebel forces like snow under a tropic sun. , ^. * - - '" ,m - - Much is expected from the young sultan by his progressive subjects, but when the great mass of the people are so blindly ignorant as to look upon all foreigners as hereditary foes, who can not possibly wish them well, it is to be douMed whether the present ruler can bring about even a few * f the most important reforms looked for at his hands. ~ t -/-" -- --, : --_ _- J * - - - - ~ -v ^. ...v-'if'v^Sr/i *. l/ith, Minnesota and the great northwest frozen up solid tlifcs January weather, we never stop to think that in other parts of the world it may be harvest time. Why apples are just ripe down in Cape Colony, and wheat in Argentina and other southern grain growing countries is being cut pineapples, peaches and plums are being gathered in every temperate country of the southern hemisphere as well as cur-. THE JOURNAL JUNIOR, MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA," SATURDAY, JANUARY"f Editor l:j:z3 / -"*3s- * * ~" " '^e -we--?.*- rants and other small berries.' But then, in the southern .hemisphere, January is practically July, so that the story of their crops is hardly to be wondered at. Studious Juniors would enjoy tracing down these various harvest seasons throughout the world. * They are going to put "The Pied Piper of Hamelin" on in Vienna in such a realistic manner that they are even going to have 1,000 trained rats to follow the piping piper. And they expect girls-and "women to be in the production, too. JUST BETWEEN YOU AND ME E LSEWHERE will be found the announcement of the award of The Journal Junior. scholarship" offered in con-: nection with the advertising contests. Junior advertisers have a way of requesting that certain designs be returned to them. All designs when once handed in belong to the firm for- whom they were drawn. Prize Winners especially should not expect the return .of their designs, for it is these.that advertisers wish to keep. The.designs, of course, all remain in my possession until after the scholarship award is made. Then the various firms are asked if they care to have the designs in their contest. Nearly all of those included in the recent contest* wished the designs sent to them for some use later on. This is the course thatwlll be pursued until further notice, so that it is useless for. Junior-.designers to -request."?, the return of any design, whether it is a prize winner or not./? * Does it pay to have courage? -There are many stories '- going the rounds of papers where "success" is the theme, v * which tell stories of how certain men'were judged fr their ' good or their undoing because at a crucial'moment they showed either unexpected courage or a total, abject lack of it. All this question of success, however,- counts for nothing when there is a human life at stake, and I know a case of unexpected courage arnorig boys not over nine years of age, and small for their years at that, which undoubtedly saved a. li'V - ' , -, Three of them went down to the .river, near one of the/, great flour mills, and'in sliding down a 'beautiful" sheet of ... ice on the bank, one" of -he developed unexpected slippery qualities and shot oyer into the tail race into six or eight = feet of water. Now it is a fact, known to all grownups, that the minute such things happen in'^Juniorland, the instinct in the fortunate ones is to fun away and say nothing. It may seem hard to say this, but it is a fact that is generally true./ Not so with the two little heroes left on the bank. It hap/ pened that last summer the boy in the water was taught how/ to keep himself afloat, and the minute he struck the water he// began instinctively to paddle, hi spite of the fact that he was bundled up in a heavy reefer in addition to all of his clothes/'-t In this way he managed to reach the bank and then^his two loyal champions who had stood sturdily by him in his mishap:..j, finally succeeded 'in,drawing him/up iiito" sWety /./// ./J_v2 The accident had been seen, by, men in the 'mill, but be- ." fore they could get to "the ground the'rescue had been effected. The small boy was toted into the mill, his frozen gar- / ments were stxipped^from-.him arid7 warm dry/blanket/ Then the small': heroes started off-for his home tb,*get-Vdry cfothlng^. They werle' level headed that they trleti'^'k^Ught :or--the.--a^i den1tc-9rheii.the' anxious mother qtiestionea^t^ had they neededonly dry. %es:-iS^^ passed without creating m^c&^ia^fniir-:/But-.wh'e^jt^.tae to a wholesale de.mand for a 'complete* -wardrobe,* it was considered time for a personal Investigation. . This is not the first accident: of the kind that has come to the notice of the. men m the mill but they say it's almost the first where'the companions of the unfortunate boy in the water did riot run. away. Help is always given as quickly as * possible, but it takes time to get down, to the ground of a six-story mill, and then out to the victim. Sometimes they are too late, where a little effortoby .the: companions might have held him up at least until proper assistance came. Perhaps there are constitutional cowards. Great generals have said there are. Perhaps there is^ lack of something in the makeup of some men which/makes'it physjcally impossible for them to face danger of any.kind,. There might be some excuse for the display of such wetknes on the field of battle, but there is no excuse for funning away when there is no personal danger and when another needs assistance to save his life. The onlookers from the mill say that even among boys almost double the "ages of these little fellows* the"first instinct * is to' run away when one of the number falls into the river, leavings him to his fate, whether that be a final sinking or a rescue by chance observers/ There are times when even the bravest may -feel an inclination to turn his' back upon danger. NevfefaUdw-'yourself to live up to that fear. Tour acts brand you as brave.6r as a coward, not your thoughts. In such cifcumstarice's,'/eep your head, do everything to help and just simply never give up. 4i* A certain Junior girl is havJQff life made rather a burden because a combination of very inconvenient circumstances made us at this end 'of the line print her name "Peter'' instead of Rita. Boys always find enough ways of their own to tease a girl,as I happen to know from past experience, and girl-Juniordom may rest assured that I am always very sorry when I-have unintentionally given "those awful boys" an opportunity to add to their discomfiture. At the same time, you should all be more careful In writing your names. Frequently either the Christian or the surname is so carelessly written that I have had to telephone to the principal of the school to find out what the name is. You might trail off an ordinary word in a sentence in an utterly unrecognizable way, and still have it figured out because of the sense, but you put us all at sea when it comes to such carelessness in writing names, either your own or somebody's else. _ " * - --..., ^ r , -*" '' There Is a, little paragraph, of the president's message to * congress which seems to have escaped the attention of many people, probably because other topics were of so much wider interest to the country at large. The president suggests that - congress provide a sum of money with which the secretary "of war may keep and'care for cavalry and artillery horses worn out in long performance of duty. It^ is a small matter compared with-the questions of international importance which are treated in the message, but it means much Indeed in the development of a wide humanity and a thoughtfulhess for dumb beasts It is a sidelight upon the president's human-'T^":^-^KV ity and it adds luster to his character as a man. THE EDITOR. \ " M-^'"-/** - ?~-~I Rble Electricity.* ,-^ Jtl, --7" '^ The "electrlcar power transmitted 200 miles 'from "Tuba, CaL, has proved perfectly reliable. .,- _ he/wals .bundled into a v / " / / v y , -]- " - i - - i- i 'II I.' " . j ."I ' i - I - i-i ,. "'V ,-. '? ' / ' ' . ,o- - ,: vEac0h advertisement inust ceery : : contains the address as a part of it. ' ^ -^l :-'-.,.: The advertisements, also, must contain an-answer to /the "question, "Why does the Home Trade Shoe Store sell more boys' and girls' school shoes than any other store in the eity?" / , These designs must, be in the hands of the editor of The Journal Junior .' - - -/^ Not Later Than Monday Evening, January 12,-''/ J at/five :o*-Glock. They must be. strictly original, arid each must be signed with the grade, school, name and address of .the designer. .. The designs, should not be rolled! '. . / One dollar each is offered for the best designs advertising the cloak and suit stpre.'of---PE^CTrfV-4-(BfNIGpLJvET^- AyE,^. : First, be sure to spell th,e naafie eorrectly. Then: sefe yoiir ' wits to work to do somei-new, ptfelial arid striking "work a#- " vertising the fact that it is a' stbre making a specialty'of cloaks and suits, waists, millinery and .furs.-/' '.' /,.S ..All designs must contain the jiame "Pearce'' and the address, "403 Nicollet Avenue." This is a new-departure in subject and Juniors ought to take pride in "doing themselves proud" in their designs. There is much freedom left for originality in wording. :'' The advertisement's must be in the hands of the editor of The Journal Junior v. T . '--'....'. ,/,-' . Not Later Than Monday Evening, January 12, at five o'clock. They must be strictly original, and*' each .-.must-be-signed with the grade, school, name and address of the designer. The pictures should not be rolled. /PRIZE WINNE RS IN TAYLOR'S BAKERY CONTEST. Zuia J. Bottenfield, A 7th Grade, Madison School, 1522 Elliot Avenue. . Robert Leekley, B 11th Grade, Central High School, 2719 Pillsbury Avenue. Colin W. Landin, Third Class, North Denver High School, Denver, Col. - Lee Mero, A 10th Grade, Central High School, 3336 First Avenue S. - Aimer Grimsrud, A 8th Grade, Douglas School, 1721 Irving Avenue S. _^ Esther Chapman, B 11th Grade, East Side High School, 1918 Fourth Street SE. s Guess what he had in his pocket, - Marbles and tops and sundry toys - - " ' A bitter apple, a leather ball? Not at alL ? r" "Little Rachel, seeing a- snake curled up in a knot, said t :/her papa: "Papa, what is that snake curled, up that way for?" /- ' J "- :- ' '" "Mebbe he's tied himself in a-knot,"-said Rachel, "so as /- -* -"not to, forget-jsomethimy." _- . ' ^^3 10, 1963. For Junior Artists and '..*-? n Suggestions for Designers. The designs may contain drawings, photographs, poems, anything,. in fact, that will attract attention tp the firm that is advertising^ _ _ There is no expense attached to the work. The designs should be at least six inches and a quarter wide. 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 oii the back of the design itself, and not on a separate piece of paper. - . '-. .?-.- /- ,/:-'"'*/,--"- rOne dollar each is offered for the best advertisements for Rfte GINTER GROCEBYCp /// - _. e?e -/ ' the address, "23"6th St. S," and some phrase makirGro ^ n ^/ t S Point that Ginter sells groceries at wholesale prices. ,jT|e designs must also contain one or both of the following %Kfases, "Ginter can save you money," "Ginter's groceries are the best." / These designs must be in the hands of the editor of The Journal Junior Not Later Than Monday Evening, January 19, _ at five o'clock. They must be strictly original, and each must ' be signed with the grade, school, name and address of the designers. The designs must not be rolled. One dollar each is offered for the best advertisements for the HOME TRADE SHOE STORE. r Each advertisement must contain a drawing of the Home Trade wreath or name plate, which will be found in the Home Trade advertisements in any one of the daily papers except ' those of Saturday evening and Sunday. This name plate //'././.://-::/'.,./////- - - HONORABLE MENTION. Magnus Bakke, A 7th Grade, Seward School, 2307 Twenty*third Avenue S. - ' Chauncey Fowles, "D" Class, High School, Mankato, Minn. w Such as always belong to boys, What did he have in his pocket? - A bubble pipe and a rusty screw, A brassy watchkey broken in two, _ - fishhook in a tangle of string? ~ . No such thing. What did he have in his pocket? Gingerbread crumbs, a whistle he made, Buttons, a knife with a broken blade, -- A nail or two, with a rubber gun? " " , Neither one. What did he have in his pocket? f'^/'- Before he knew it, rf slyly crept / " ' ^ ? / * Under the 'treasures carefully kept, "' * ^ '^'Ana away they all-of them quickly stole~ '* **^' *Twas a hole. ' . - * - ]-~ "I don't know dear," said her papa. WHAT WAS ITT ' '"' To Aid a' Short Memory. - - " - t Designers : contain'the name/'Giriter 4

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