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Godey's magazine

GODEY'S MAGAZINE FOR JANUARY, 1898

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The Prize Winners for November
FIRST HALF

SECOND HALF First Prize ($15)—Mrs. WILLIAM MONTGOMERY, First Prize ($15)–T. C. ANTHONY, 802 W. 6th St., Wilmington, Del.

St. Jo, Tex.
Second Prize ($10)—MATTIE 0. CARD,

Second Prize ($10)-LOUIE G. SEELIGMAN,
Woodfords, Me.

206 W. 1o5th St., New York Third Prize ( ($5)-MRS. A. E. CAMPBELL,

5. D. M. WALLER, " 1187 Dayton Ave., St. Paul, Minn.

Ft. Monroe, Va. (Mailed at the

(Mailed at the same time) 1 (05) 4600 Cook Ave., St. Louis, Mo.

same time) / ($5)-MRS. W. H. MOTTER.

115 Congress St., Savannah, Ga. The list of misspelled words, with the correct spelling, name of the article advertised and name of the advertiser, is as follows: phamphlet

pamphlet
Deafness Cure

F. F. Finlay desease

disease
Exerciser

Jones Manufacturing Co. unexelled

unexcelled
Genealogical Album

A. Weedon & Co. adress

address
Typewriting Taught

Standard Typewriter Exchange valuble valuable Press Clippings

Manhattan Press Clipping Bureau bouhgt bought Ripans Tabules

(None given) Mable

Mabel
Ripans Tabules

(None given) durible

durable

Aromatic Dress Shields J. W. Goddard & Sons convinsed

convinced
The Ladies' World

S. H. Moore & Co. neccessity

necessity
Patterns

The Morse-Broughton Co. dandruf

dandruff
Perfumes

Ed. Pinaud preperation

preparation
Perfumes

Ed. Pinaud
Interlining

interlining
Fibre Chamois

J. W. Goddard & Sons rincing

rinsing
Pearline

(None given) medecine

medicine
Lydia Pinkham

Lydia Ë. Pinkham Medical Co. incomparible incomparable Feder's Pompadour

J. W. Goddard & Sons
dissapointment disappointment Feder's Pompadour
authur

author
" Hawaii"

Funk & Wagnalls Co. substansial

substantial
Diamonds

H. H. Tammen Curio Co. neighbors

neighbors'

Cash Paid for Addresses Star Co. pcr per

Cash Paid for Addresses Star Co." lithagraphs lithographs

Plants

Manhattan Nursery Co. appropreate appropriate Novelty Knife

Novelty Cutlery Co. conservataries conservatories Pianos

Vose & Sons Piano Co.

xplanation

The above words, misspelled
in the advertising pages of our

November number, require lit. 2 comment. Mable, although a proper name, is included in

list because it is well known, and furthermore it appeared

htly spelled in the same advertisement that able was in. Neighbors is counted for the reason given last month-that we consider the possessive case should be spelled with an apostrophe.

The words that are not found in the list demand more explanation. The principles governing our action were stated last month; they will be found to agree with the following general and specific cases arising this month.

(1) THE CONTEST WAS ONLY IN DETECTING MISSPELLINGS, not in grammar, punctuation or technical proofreading. This will explain why lady's was not accepted as a correction of ladies', in Novelty Cutlery Co.'s advertisement: bursted for "busted"in Clipper Bicycle advertisement: quickly for quick in Royal Manufacturing Co.'s advertisement: U. S. for US in Sapolio advertisement, etc. There were also several cases of wrong-font letters, high spaces, etc. that were noticed, but they did not come within the bounds of the competition.

(2) ALL ORDINARY AUTHORITIES were allowed : therefore Klondyke could not be taken for a correction of Klondike, fullness for fulness, canvas for canvass (this word, appearing in the Fibre Chamois advertisement, will be found to have authority, including the Standard Dictionary, as a variant of canvas), impels for impells, or Lilliputian for Liliputian.

(3) FOREIGN WORDS it would not be fair to count.

(4) CAPITALIZATION was not counted ; and (5) HY PHENIZATION was entirely disregarded for the reasons stated last month.

(6) PROPER NAMES could not be admitted except in cases where all readers could be supposed to be familiar with them.

(7) Including cases of BROKEN OR DEFECTIVE TYPE would not have been fair because the breakage usually occurs during the printing, and is therefore not uniform in all copies.

In many cases a y with the tail broken was called a v; some readers found that obesity in the advertisement of Dr. Jones's Health Exerciser was smashed into besity or oesity: the second letter of like in the third line of the advertisement of Goff's Braid and the second letter of will in the advertisement of Royal Manufacturing Co. were detective types. A prootreader could see that they were not the right letters, but we do not think that the unprofessional reader could be expected to tell certainly that they were wrong.

(8) Catalog, in the advertisement of T. S. Denison's plays, cannot be regarded as a misspelling of catalogue. The Century Dictionary gives it as a recent spelling and its use is common among advertisers.

(9) Therefor is a word distinct from therefore, and a rereading of the advertisement of Bavle's Horseradish Mustard would show that either would make sense.

(10) Latitude must be allowed in ABBREVIATIONS: therefore we cannot entertain corrections of Ills. for Illinois, pgs, for pages, guarant'd for guaranteed, etc.

(11) See was spelled Sec in the bottom line of the 6th page in the back of the book and was corrected by many readers, but as our announcement implied that the misspelled words were all in the advertisements proper, doubtless many noticed this but did not write it down. It would hardly be fair to count it.

(12) It's in the design in the advertisement of Feder's Pompadour, and afflicted, in the electro of Dr. Thompson's Eye Water, seem to be wrong, but are left off of our list for the reasons we gave last month.

It will be seen that we have been liberal in making up this list and have included only the mistakes that a careful reading and ordinary knowledge of spelling should bring to light. The same policy will apply to this month's competition.

N. B. WE MUST INSIST upon the simple conditions imposed upon contestants. We cannot consider lists do not give the correct spelling, incorrect spelling, name of article advertised and name and address of advertiser. The best form is that given above (adding the addresses), and our readers will assist us in examining lists promptly and accurately if they will adopt this uniform style.

NOTE—The winners of the cash prizes for October were: First prize ($25.00), T. Soutar, Tampa, Fla.; Second ($15.00), John H. Bennett, 123 W. 40th St., New York City; Third ($10.00), Dr. A. G. Franklin, Jr., Richmond, Va.; Fourth ($5.00), A. Fred McKay, 108 V

($5.00), Elizabeth S. Hallowell, Quincy, Mass.

vertisers, kindly mention Godey's Magazine.

(FOURTH SERIES)

SPELLING BEE $100. IN CASH PRIZES

Offered to Readers of Godey's Magazine

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COME of the words on the advertising pages of this issue of God

MAGAZINE have been purposely misspelled. This is done with the

permission of the advertisers. To those persons who send to the address given below, lists of these misspelled words, The Godey Company offers $100.00 in cash prizes as follows: First prize, $30.00 ; second prize, $20.00; third prize, $15.00; fourth prize, $10.00; and five prizes of $5.00 each ; total, $100.00.

The first prize will be awarded to the person sending the list containing the largest number of misspelled words, the second prize to the person sending the next largest, and so on until all the nine prizes have been awarded. In case of a tie between two or more lists priority of mailing, as shown by the post-mark, will govern the decision as to the winners. (This arrangement is equally fair for all, as GODEY's is placed on sale everywhere in the United States and Canada on the same day.)

All lists will be kent sealed as

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Misspelled words in advertisements are intentional. See prize offer on another page

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A Glance Ahead

Among articles of special interest which will appear in Godey's
Magazine, in the near future are the following:

A Page of Forgotten American History

| Stuf of off of of of of of of of of of of of of of of of f f f f

The Slave Rebellion of 1831. This is the story of the massacre of whites in
Virginia by a band of Negro fanatics, led by one of their number, who was
believed to be the inspired liberator of their race-The story is a thrilling

narrative and is told with fidelity to the truth.
Violets and Pansies

. By Nancy Mann Waddle
Miss Waddle, will, in this article, add an extra pleasure to those who have

already learned to love her charming flower talks.
Jewish Ministers . . . By Charles S. Bernheimer

An interesting paper on the work and personality of the rabbis of the Hebrew
congregations of America. Valuable both to Jew and Christian.

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A Daughter of Doom

By WILBUR FINLEY FAULEY
A love tale of intense power and pathos, that tells of the folly of a simple
country lass and the tragic ending of her brief dream of bliss – The story is

striking in its situations and vigorously told.

Some Beauties of the
agrape
Lone Star State

By Pauline Inez Buck
ropreate
servataries conservatoriletrat Pianos

Yust dies of Texas, that
The above words, misspelled In many cases a y with the tail broken was called a v; some
in the advertising pages of our readers found that obesity in the advertisement of Dr. Jones's

November number, require lit Health Exerciser was smashed into besity or oesity; the hent. Table, although a proper name, is included in second letter of like in the third line of the advertisement of because it is well known, and furthermore it appeared Goff's Braid and the second letter of will in the advertisement pelled in the same advertisement that Mable was in. of Royal Manufacturing Co. were detective types. A proof

ors is counted for the reason given last month-that reader could see that they were not the right letters, but we we consider the possessive case should be spelled with an do not think that the unprofessional reader could be expected apostrophe.

to tell certainly that they were wrong. The words that are not found in the list demand more ex (8) Catalog, in the advertisement of T. S. Denison's plays, planation. The principles governing our action were stated cannot be regarded as a misspelling of catalogue. The Cenlast month; they will be found to agree with the following tury Dictionary gives it as a recent spelling and its use is general and specific cases arising this month.

common among advertisers. (1) THE CONTEST WAS ONLY IN DETECTING

(0) Therefor is a word distinct from therefore, and a reMISSPELLINGS, not in grammar, punctuation or technical reading of the advertisement of Bayle's Horseradish Mustard proofreading. This will explain why lady's was not accepted would show that either would make sense. as a correction of ladies', in Novelty Cutlery Co.'s advertise

(10) Latitude must be allowed in ABBREVIATIONS : ment: bursted for "busted"in Clipper Bicycle advertise therefore we cannot entertain corrections of Ills. for Illinois, ment; quickly for quick in Royal Manufacturing Co.'s pgs. for pages, guarant'd for guaranteed, etc. advertisement U. S. for US in Sapolio advertisement, etc. (11) See was spelled Sec in the bottom line of the 6th page There were also several cases of wrong-font letters, high in the back of the book and was corrected by many readers, spaces, etc. that were noticed, but they did not come within the but as our announcement implied that the misspelled words bounds of the competition.

were all in the advertisements proper, doubtless many noticed (2) ALL ORDINARY AUTHORITIES were allowed ; this but did not write it down. It would hardly be fair to therefore Klondyke could not be taken for a correction of count it. Klondike, fullness for fulness, canvas for canvass (this word. (12) It's, in the design in the advertisement of Feder's appearing in the Fibre Chamois advertisement, will be found Pompadour, and afflicted, in the electro of Dr. Thompson's to have authority, including the Standard Dictionary, as a Eye Water, seem to be wrong, but are left off of our list for variant of canvas), impels for impells, or Lilliputian for the reasons we gave last month. Liliputian.

It will be seen that we have been liberal in making up (3) FOREIGN WORDS it would not be fair to count.

this list and have included only the mistakes that a careful (4) CAPITALIZATION was not counted; and (5) HY reading and ordinary knowledge of spelling should bring to PHENIZATION was entirely disregarded for the reasons light. The same policy will apply to this month's competition. stated last month.

N. B. WE MUST INSIST upon the simple conditions (6) PROPER NAMES could not be admitted except in imposed upon contestants. We cannot consider lists which cases where all readers could be supposed to be f

do not give the correct spelling, incorrect spelling, name of with them.

article advertised and name and address of advertiser. The (7) Including cases of BROKEN OR DEFECTIVE TYPE best form is that given above (adding the addresses), and our would not have been fair because the breakage usually occurs readers will assist us in examining lists promptly and accuduring the printing, and is therefore not uniform in all copies. rately if they will adopt this uniform style.

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NOTE- The winners of the cash prizes for October were: First prize ($25.00), T. Soutar, Tampa, Fla.; Second ($15.00), John H. Bennett, 123 W. 40th St., New York City; Third ($10.00), Dr. A. G. Franklin. Jr., Richmond, Va.; Fourth ($5.00), A. Fred McKay, 108 W. 38th St., New York City: Fifth ($5.00), Elizabeth S. Hallowell, Quincy, Mass.

In corresponding with advertisers, kindly mention Godey's Magazine.

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