Hundreds of Little Readers Send in Specimens of Their Art Work With Interesting Letters to “The State.” The Prize Winners for This Week Announced.

The State feels sure that all the little boys and girls who have been sending in colored pictures will be glad to know that all of their works of art have been sent to the little orphans at the Epworth orphanage. The children there doubtless enjoyed the colored pictures very much, knowing that they were done by their little brothers and sisters throughout South Carolina.

So many pictures were received this week that it was thought best not to lay the burden of deciding the contest on one art department, so those colored by the little girls were sent to the College for Women, and those colored by the little boys were sent to Columbia Female College. It is no easy task to decide which are the best pictures, and the hundreds of boys and girls who send in the pictures will join The State in thanking Miss Cowan of the College for Women and Miss Singleton of the Columbia Female college for their kindness in so doing.

The winners for this week are:


Louise Duncan, Barnwell.
Lou Scott, Columbia.
Miriam Norris, Edgefield.
Lucie Wingard, Lexington.
Helen Seaber, Columbia.


Clark Duval Waring, Columbia.
Marion Riley, Denmark.
Richard Clark Floyd, Newberry.
Darrell Beckman, Columbia.
Allen Hicklin, Bascomville.

For honorable mention:


Sallie Lyles, Columbia.
Nell Stack, Columbia.
Frances Hicklin, Bascomville.
Mamie Arndt, Columbia.
Esther Graydon, Abbeville.
Freeda Rutland, Batesburg.
Florence Melton, Columbia.
Josie Kaminer, Columbia.
Lois Nell Dukes, Orangeburg.


Edwin Powe Guy, Blaney.
Willie Ross, Bascomville.
Chapelia Heath Dunlop, Fort Lawn.
Henry Holland, Ninety-Six.
Stuart Dudley, Columbia.
Vernon Dixon, Camden.
Frank Arndt, Columbia.
J. C. Browne, Aiken.
Lawrence Pope Wicker, Columbia.
Mercer Brissey, Greenville.

As usual The State has received scores of letters from the little contestants, an a few of them are published:


Winnsboro, Nov. 24, 1903,
Dear Editor: I live out in the country, one mile from Winnsboro. I was 11 years old in October. I saw your picture in The State and painted it the best I could. I love to paint your pictures very much and I hope I will get the prize. If I do not I will try till I do. Yours truly. Alice Doty.


Barnwell, Nov. 25, 1903.
Dear Editor: If you knew how much time it took me to color the picture, I think you would give me the prize, anyhow, and not, let those college women have anything to do with it, and do it yourself and then I would have some chance of getting it. It is getting late and I will have to go to bed as I am only 8 years old. Yours affectionately, Louise Duncan.


Helena, Nov. 25, 1903.
Dear Mr. Editor: My mama writes to tell you I am a little boy 6 years old. I like to color the pictures. I hope I will get a prize. I think this was a hard picture to color. Your little friend, Carl Julien.


Abbeville, Nov. 24, 1903.
Dr. Editor: This is my third picture and I still hope to get the Mother Goose book, but if I don’t get it this time I will try again. I like to color the pictures. Your little friend, Julia Bee Mabry.


Columbia, Nov. 23, 1903.
The State: I am so glad you are so kind as to put some amusement in your paper for the children. I like to paint very much. I tried last time, but lost and I do hope I will win this time, yours truly Lloyd Talley Griffin.


Columbia, Nov. 24, 1903.
To The State,
Dear Sir: I send you my little picture and it’s my first attempt at coloring, I am 11 years old. Respectfully yours Florence Olive Melton.


Ridge Spring, Nov. 25, 1903.
Dear Mr. Editor: I send you again the picture that I have painted. Hope I will be successful in winning one of the prizes. I painted this picture by myself: no one helped me. I am 10 years old. Very truly yours, Mary E. Laffitte.

Columbia, S. C.
Dear Editor: I am a wee, delicate, little girl of 8 years. I have only gone to school one season. I take great pleasure in trying to paint the picture you sent out Sunday. I hope I shall be a lucky little girl and get a Mother Goose Book. I leave my horse unpainted as to let it be a grey horse, as the little verse goes:

Ride Your horse to the Merry-go Cross To see the jolly old woman ride the gray horse, With Rings on her fingers and bells on her toes. Little Leora McClellon. 2310 East Laurel St., Waverly.


Orangeburg, Nov. 25, 1903.
Dear Mr. Editor: I send in this picture, cut from The State. I painted it all myself I am 7 years old, but I have never been to school, and cannot write, so mama is writing this for me. I have two dogs. One is a Scotch collie, and his name is “Beautiful Joe.” I hope my picture will be one of the best. Your little friend William H. Dargan.


Due West, Nov. 25, 1903.
Dear State: I send with this a picture which I colored. I like to make pictures and hope to be an artist some day. I have a number of pictures which I painted in watercolors. I will be 10 years old in next March. My papa is an editor and likes to read The State. Respectfully, Lena B. Galloway.

November 29, 1903  State (published as The Sunday State) 
 Columbia, South Carolina
News Article  Page 8

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