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Ir we may judge from the following letter, and others of a similar kind which we have received, YOUNG ENGLAND is as
popular abroad as it is in this country. John W, In
vercargill, New Zealand, writes thus :
"DEAR SIR,-I must let you know how much I like I am very pleased with it-highly deYOUNG ENGLAND. lighted. I wish you every success, and hope to see your magazine get better and more popular every day." W. F. The reason why your name did not appear the PRIZE AWARDS was probably because it arrived too late; for we are under the impression that there were no rejected papers in the Senior Division that month.
A READER.-1. Yes. We have had fresh illustrated handbills
J. E. (Peckham).-We cannot undertake to return MSS. for
AN INQUIRER.-1. The meaning of the verse is that we ought
OUR PRIZE AWARDS.
HUMOROUS ACCOUNT OF ONE OR MORE
the SENIOR DIVISION we have awarded the PRIZE to ÉLIZE
ANNIE TAYLOR (19), 10, Tenter Street South, Goodman's Fields, E.
CERTIFICATES have been gained by JAMES BLOSSOM (Sheffield); ADA C. JEFFREY (Cheltenham); and KATE DODD (Willenhall). We HONOURABLY MENTION MARY LEWIS and LUCY É. RATCLIFFE.
In the INTERMEDIATE DIVISION the PRIZE has been won by
We award CERTIFICATE to KATE WELLINGS (Croydon).
PATIENCE. We are very sorry that we have not been able to
In the JUNIOR DIVISION the PRIZE is gained by ALEIDA A.
HYMN FOR HARVEST THANKSGIVING.
In the SENIOR DIVISION We are pleased to be able to announce a marked improvement in the style of the compositions sent in. We congratulate the writers on the merits of their verse. The PRIZE has been won by CHARLES AUGUSTUS Cooper (20), 125, Richmond Road, Hackney.
CERTIFICATES have been well earned by PATTIE E. VARNAM (Leicester); ELEANOR E. ARCHER (Leamington); CHARLES WHEELER (Chesham); BLANCHE DEANE (Uxbridge); ADA C. JEFFREY (Cheltenham).
We HONOURABLY MENTION LOUISA S. FLEETWOOD, FREDERICK WARD, NATHAN BARBER, JOHN H. GREENWOOD, ALFRED J. BARNARD.
We have received from a reader in Cheltenham the following appreciative letter:
MY DEAR SIR,-Will you kindly forward me some prospectuses? I shall have great pleasure in trying to obtain a few subscribers for the new volume. The list of subjects published in the September part is a splendid one, and ought to absorb the attention of all your readers; whilst reading that list I saw in the dim future many an intellectual feast. am most thankful to find that you have a good array of such ," "The subjects as "Your Own Bible and How to Read it, ""Eccentricities of Genius,' Great Victories of Bible Days,' "Other Boys," "Kings and Queens of Thought and Action," Missionary Perils," &c. These are brilliant topics, and the more we can have of them, the better for our youthful minds; they come to us with a powerful influence, they cause us to think, and give us most valuable information. Wishing you success in efforts to promote spiritual, moral, and intellectual welfare,-I remit, our
ANNIE STEPTO.-You will notice that we have entertained
DECLINED WITH THANKS :-"To Ireland," and "The Sea,"
In the INTERMEDIATE DIVISION we have awarded the PRIZE to WILLIAM F. TUPMAN, 139, East Street, Bedminster, Bristol. CERTIFICATES are gained by JAMES E. ARCHIBALD (Alston); AUG. H. SCALES (Brompton); EDITH HELENA COOKE (Newcastle), J. W. VERRIER (Taunton).
We HONOURABLY MENTION T. Ń. KELYNACK, J. W. ASHTON.
MY IDEA OF A SUMMER DAY'S ENJOYMENT.
In the SENIOR DIVISION we have awarded the PRIZE to GEORGE ARVELEY (20), Westfields, Harbury, Leamington.
CERTIFICATES are gained by ELEANOR E. ARCHER (Leamington); PATTIE VARNAM (Leicester); HUGH W. STRONG (Liskeard); ARTHUR CHRIMES (Peckham); ALICE M. AUSTEN (Reading); ALICE E. HERITAGE (Coventry).
We HONOURABLY MENTION JAMES BLOSSOM, LUCY E. RATCLIFFE, MARY LEWIS, CHARLES CARTER, ALICE H. BACOT, FREDERICK WARD, A. E. RUSSELL.
In the INTERMEDIATE DIVISION we assign the PRIZE to ETHEL MAUDE JEFFREY (16), Leamington House, Pittville, Cheltenham.
CERTIFICATES have been gained by ANNIE E. POTTER (CoggesELIZABETH LAKE (Surbiton); AUG. H. SCALES hall); (Brompton).
We HONOURABLY MENTION H. S. MILLER, MARSHALL LANG, CHARLES W. SHORNEY.
In the JUNIOR DIVISION we have much pleasure in awarding the prize-a well-earned one-to HARRY WILLIAMS SMITH (13), Toronto Cottage, Bredgar, Kent.
We HONOURABLY MENTION ALEXANDER HAYTHORPE, ROBERT W. COLE, WILLIAM A. WARNE, ALEIDA VAN DER MEULEN.
The PRIZE in the JUNIOR DIVISION is gained by ROBERT W. HUTTON (10), 10, Tenter Street South, Goodman's Fields, E.
We are sorry to have to say that neglect of the RULES laid down has disqualified two very fair papers, one by ARTHUR CHRIMES (Peckham), which exceeded the prescribed limits by 260 words, a most unfortunate oversight, and the other by FREDERICK ROBINS (Ilfracombe), whose composition was only seventeen words too much. We are exceedingly sorry to have to exclude the two MSS. on this account, but it will show our readers how needful it is to count the words in their papers before sending them in for competition.
Our Pioneer Column.
I sent in
this competition we have been much disappointed; the average. Offering, as it did, such scope for lively description and original humour, we reckoned on receiving a far more spirited response. Midsummer holidays and sea breezes were, however, the probable cause of this deterioration, our readers being anxious to forget in present enjoyment the memories of schools and school-days.
In the SENIOR DIVISION, the PRIZE is awarded to ARTHUR
We award CERTIFICATE to WALTER KELSEY (Brockley).
PERCY F. THOMAS.
N consideration of the help which we have been favoured
to reserve a portion our space each month for what will in future be known as
OUR PIONEER COLUMN.
In it will appear the names of those readers of our Magazine HUMOROUS ACCOUNT OF A SCHOOL PRIZE who are willing to render us voluntary assistance in making GIVING. YOUNG ENGLAND more widely known, both in their own neighbourhoods and elsewhere. We have had a large number of illustrated prospectuses prepared, and a packet of these may their names and addresses. These attractive leaflets, given away with a word or two of recommendation, will go far towards promoting the interests of our already popular Magazine. The Editor invites his readers, young and old, to communicate with him on the subject; all letters will be sure to receive prompt attention. A closer bond of union will thus be formed between him and the boys and girls who have made YOUNG ENGLAND their own Magazine.
THE POET I LIKE BEST, AND WHY.
E heartily congratulate our readers on the productions of was no easy task to decide which was the best. We have awarded the PRIZE in the SENIOR DIVISION to PATTIE E. VARNAM (19), Thornton, Leicester.
HIGH COMMENDATION is also due to the following, who have won CERTIFICATES-HUGH W. STRONG (Liskeard, Cornwall), GORDON GRAY (Huntly, Aberdeen), EDITH E. SAYERS (Lewisham), SPARKHALL BROWN (Norwich), ANNIE PAULIG, EDWARD C. DODWELL (Pentonville), JAMES BLOSSOM (Sheffield).
Next in order of merit the following well deserve HONOURABLE MENTION-FREDERICK WARD, ROGER C. MACPHERSON, CECIL N. SMITH, JAMES G. GREEN, ISABELLA M. WILKINSON, CLARA CARLISLE, J. P. DENYER.
In the INTERMEDIATE DIVISION the PRIZE has been won by JAMES EDWARD ARCHIBALD (15), College-villas, Alston, near Preston.
We award CERTIFICATES to W. H. JOHNSTONE (Wolverhampton), ELEANOR WILKINSON (Birmingham), CAROLINE J. THOMPSON (Holbeach), HERBERT E. CRABB (Orphan Working School, N.W.).
We HONOURABLY MENTION ARTHUR RICHARDS and T. N. KELYNACK.
OUR PIONEER COLUMN.
Smart, mart, art, tar, rat, at, t.
shown their loyalty in this manner.
Frederick Robins, High-street, Ilfracombe.
Arthur Dorling, Knighton Villas, Buckhurst-hill.
Oliver Johnston, John-street, Dalbeattie, Kirkcudbrightshire.
Lottie Robertson, Maryfield, Peebles, N.B.
Edith Helena Cooke, Addison-road, Heaton, Newcastle-on
OUR readers are informed that from the beginning of the New Year "EXCELSIOR" will be incorporated with YOUNG ENGLAND, and its most popular features will be continued in these pages. The Editor of "EXCELSIOR," Mr. W. H. GROSER, B.Sc., will co-operate in making YOUNG ENGLAND acceptable to the large number of senior scholars and others who are readers of this Magazine, and as an earnest of his kind services, we may refer to the series of "Your Own Bible, and How to Read It," which commenced in October. He has also undertaken a scientific department, entitled "OUR 'OLOGY PAGE."
IV. BURIED VOLCANOES ACROSTIC.
The initials of the following buried volcanoes name a volcano remarkable for its frequent eruptions.
1. Edith Ualal aided James in his scheme.
1. A toilet requisite of a certain goddess.
2. A favourite bird moulting.
3. The hoof of a young horse.
E offer a PRIZE OF BOOKS TO THE VALUE OF HALF A GUINEA
W & PRIZE TO THE
4. An imitation of a geological substance.
5. The Parsee's flower.
8. To injure, a pronoun, and a metal.
9. A monarch and his drinking-vessel.
10. The housemaid's flower.
6. A young lady and her natural adornment.
7. Part of the mouth of a useful animal.
OUR PRIZE COMPETITIONS.
We must caution our readers against overlooking or disregarding the rules and conditions stated below. On several occasions we have had to reject papers sent in, on account of their exceeding the prescribed length. Competitors should carefully count the words in their MSS., and record the number at the head of the first page.
The above will necessarily have to be an imaginary description, but this need not make it any the less practical. We hope all our young lady readers especially will take up the subject with spirit, and that every one of our subscribers, old
2. Those lines were written by the poet Nash.
3. While they were in the cart a journey of twenty miles and young, will try his or her hand. Competitors will do well to confine the length of their descriptions within reasonable was accomplished. limits.
4. They saw him slip a ring on her finger.
5. This is a Guatemalian volcano.
11. The astonishment of a country.
12. A venomous reptile, and something it never possessed.
13. The flower to be seen at a pantomime.
14. The flower used at a Christmas party.
15. The conceit of a famous city.
16. A schoolboy's winter defence.
17. Quietude of the seat of life.
VALUE OF SEVEN SHILLINGS AND SIXPENCE to those under Seventeen; and a THIRD PRIZE TO THE VALUE OF FIVE SHILLINGS to those under Fourteen, for the best description of a
MSS, must not contain more than 1,000 words.
18. An evening shadow.
19. A cathedral city, and something the cathedral contains. 20. The beak of a migratory bird.
21. The flower to be held in remembrance. 22. Muzzle.
We offer a PRIZE OF BOOKS TO THE VALUE OF HALF A GUINEA to Competitors under Twenty-one; a SECOND PRIZE TO THE VALUE OF SEVEN SHILLINGS AND SIXPENCE to those under Seventeen; and a THIRD PRIZE TO THE VALUE OF FIVE SHILLINGS to those under Fourteen, for the best
Of what flowers or plants are the following things sugges. the top of the first page.
POEM ON THE SHIPWRECK OF ST. PAUL. The above may be of any metre, but must not exceed 100 lines.
We offer BOOKS TO THE VALUE OF HALF A GUINEA to Competitors under Twenty-two; a SECOND PRIZE TO THE VALUE OF SEVEN SHILLINGS AND SIXPENCE to those under Seventeen ; and a THIRD PRIZE TO THE VALUE OF FIVE SHILLINGS to those under Fourteen, for the best account of
HOW I SHOULD SPEND £100 IN FURNISHING A
Whole, I am a robber, cut off my head, I become angry, cut Do this once more I am a off my head again, I am to tax. verb, once more, a Latin pronoun. Do this a fifth time, and
I become a consonant.
Conditions applicable to the above Competitions ;
Papers must have name, age, and address of competitor on
Must be guaranteed as original by parent, guardian, minister, or teacher.
Must be sent to the Editor of YOUNG ENGLAND, 56, Old Bailey, by the 20th November.
All pages must be fastened together, but different competitions must be kept separate.
Papers will not be returned unless accompanied by stamped and addressed envelope.
WE OFFER A
TEN POUND SUNDAY SCHOOL
TO BE SELECTED FROM THE
WORKS OF THE SUNDAY SCHOOL UNION,
Sunday School which shall circulate the greatest comparative number of copies of "Young England" from October to March inclusive. The cover of every part will contain a coupon, which must be cut out and sent up once a quarter to the Trade Manager, 56, Old Bailey, with the name and address of the sender, and the school which he represents. All coupons must be tied up in parcels with the number marked outside. For full particulars read the notice on the cover.