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[T.\ IV-K BOYS IX CAMP.
UTTI.K SOLDIERS LOOK FORWARD K.V.KR-
I.\ TO THEIR ANNUAL OUTING.
Every small boy wants a taste of military life,
•;::.! the churches are doinu something toward
gratifying ihi^ wish. One "f the most Interest
ing of the various "boys' brigades" Is that of the
Waverley Congregational Church, of Jersey City
Heights, and the pastor, the Rev. Howard A. M.
Briggs, and his associate, the Rev. John R.
riatt. take a deep Interest in it and in the
pleasure of its members. The boys look for
ward eagerly through the long winter of drilling
and tacti.s to the camp outing of two weeks
which they enjoy each summer. Last year thej
went to the Pan-American Exposition, pitched
their tents on the grounds and drilled each
evenii g fot the pleasure of the sightseers at the
fair. This year the .amp was at Northfield.
Mass. Th< little soldiers had a glorious time
f,.r two weeks, and came back with enough ex
periences to keep their I ss fori-inate playmates
. ntertained and en\ ious for .1 j ear.
The youngsters do all their own w< rk in t-amp
—that i-s, all except the cooking. Mr. Urii
too careful of the youthful st.injacha to all »
that. But they carr> their own wjitei 11 I wash
their own dishes and mend their ow n clothes and
their own beds, et« Ea< h yeai Mr. EJriggs
brings ba« X■■ bat. hof phot, grai h I
can p doings, unus ug an I oth«-i v se. but prli I
paliy amu ing Tl ■ b ■>> take long trami -.
climb m. unt tins, sv Im, run, play ba • "
boxing matches and div.-rt th mselves In many
ways thai ar. deal to the small Imjj ■ b. iri
But 1! isn'i all plaj Sti ict militai :• li'sciplin.
mail ....;. and the lads re puni bed foi
mto lH,havl ■ I-, have to do extra tours , f
drill for breaking the rules, a •! mother 1 enaltj
i ... , hing ;i 1 tain length ■ : lime with a
. . pounj lug on the shoulder Mr Briggs has
pictures of some of the unruly squads Natu
rally, the youngsters don't care to I
this light, so they adopt various s.h mes t r
biding their identitj One b»y pulls bis sweat, r
over his head, another draws his but down
uy.-r his eyes and so on.
This year the camp cost &*K and of this sum
the boys th.-ms.-K-> contributed ■>!'■.''
THE PRESWEXrs HOYS.
The breikfast is in.- ore meal of th- daj at which
the family are together, cays Jacob Riis. writing
in The Ladies' Home Journal 1 about President
Roosevelt's Ixjys. Rarelj .1 strang«r comes t<> this
meal The great piivilege was mine nol long since,
an d in !b >urse of a chai iiboul tl h Idren's
interests Mr Roosevelt expressed the wish that h
might have shown m< tl. kangaroo rat. on< ol
Kermit's many pets.
"I have 11 in my 1 ket." sp-.k- Kermit from his
place, and forthwith produced the confidential little
beast that hopped daintily across t',.- table, now -n,
two and again on three legs, to sniff Inquiring!)
it .1 piece of sugar held .>ut U> :t by tt.. President.
The possibilities of a boy's pockets have l"Mi; I n
hi interesting study to me. In the sti.l night hours,
when our boys slept, my wife and 1 have indexed
many a collection of fishhooks, jackstones and bits
:>f colored glass with amazement; but it was r.
served for K-imit to add 1 tame rat to the cata
logue When the rat bad made Its bow he pocketed
Ted is fourteen, and Is as lik.- bis father as two
pins in his absolute fearlessness and occasional
NEW-YORK TRIBUNE ILLUSTRATED SUPPLEMENT.
disregard of conventionalities when a direct point
Is to be gained. He it was who appeared at the
inauguration of his father Into the Vice-Presidency,
irrayed In garments of three different shades, and,
to his mother's look of amazed Inquiry, broke into
"Xow. mother, you know yon wrote to put on the
very best clothes I had; and these are the best
tho best coat and the best trousers and vest, too."
I say I cherish !t. for 1 can almost hear Mra.
Roosevelt -sigh, as the story records. "Oh. Teddy,"
and send him forth, since there was nothing else
It Is a rule of the nursery, made by Kermit, that
pets when they pay their last debt to Nature, shall
be promptly and decently Interred. The discovery,
therefore, that a rabbit belonging to Archie lay
unregarded above ground on the day after its de
BOYS' HUH. aim: OF THE WAVERLI CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH. .IKUSKY CITY HE
mlsc <-a!!.d down a righteous rebuke upon the little
fellow's head. Archie was unrepentant, II seems,
and T-d was called In to d. Ide the issue. His
judgment waa worthy of a Sol m< n
■•It waa An hie' 1 rabbit." be declared, w
the testlmonj wa n. "and 11 I An hi. 'a I
! ..-i him hay. It in peace-"
Archie is th. lai dsome, ff< I 1 ■ 'l« fel "
low whom everybody loves Archibald Bulloch is
M name, come lown from the tlrst Gov. rnor
.: .;. orgi 1: I 1 1 r X evelt waa a Bul
loch. Kermll h:i no aul praph In bis olle tion
h la brother Tod tl more. 1 will « ir
.... ■• . -. ■ ■ ■■ Archie
,;- 1 hop you are !■•■•• r."
h, wi ne « ith toll md ti il it the me n ol
sympathy thai m. ler the seas froaa En 1
m did not pull ..! th. !. .■• f tl >■■
r.ifUHT /\ THE ICT.
Ri, hard v. :-. . big Imjj and a brave boy All
the little boys looked up to him. and nothing
pleased them more than to be Invited to go
swimming and tra-npins with him. But there
was one thins, the Ihj>s all agreed, that he was
queer about. "He was a regular softy about
DOfS— DON'T TOI'CH MB! I EAT I.ITTI.K HOYS.
KIM-aw, t;o u.\: VuU a.vx SCAIUS 4Ui. I CATaUKD TOO AHOUND WHEN YOU WUS A PUP.
birds and things." as Ike Runner expressed it
The other boys liked to make collections of
birds- egg* ana most of them had no compunc-
Uona about taking all the eggs they could find,
leaving n; ny Uitle bird homes perfectly empty,
but Richard never disturbed a nest not even to
the extent of one egg. All the spring he watched
a beautiful yellow shafted woodpecker, which
some folks .-.til a yellowhammer and a »me folks
a highhole, drumming a round hole in a hollow
tree stump and building his n^t therein. The
tree stump was in an old cemetery, just above ■
monument, and was quite high. The other boys
knew the nest was there, and one of them fle
termined to gel it in spite of Kit-hard.
•It's as much mine as it is his." the boy said
defiantly, and p.. one day, when he thought Rich
ard was off on a long tramp. h>- took a small
saw and went to the tree, determined to saw out
the nest. H<- leaped from the monument into
lne fork of the tree, and was just about to put
his saw into the wood, when he felt a stout
grasp on his leg and he heard RichardTa voice*
hi no very ger-tle ton.-, saying: "Here, you young
rascal, what are you doing there?"
The boy was so startled that he leaped from
the tree, dropping his saw. and ran through the
cemetery as though he had seen BtehardTs
Sl Richard did not see the boy for many days
after that, for the boy vanished whenever he
saw Richard hi th.- distance, but one day Rich
ard came across him In the blueberry field.
-Hello Bob!" said Richard, "Been meanin to
tell you when I saw you thai there is a saw op
to ..iir house that belongs to you. You can have
it any tirn.- you come for it. And. '!•>• the way.
m little ••• llowhamnws < an fl
selves rn>w, and they're a 1 1 g little birds
as anj one ever saw '
.IV OBSCI RIXG FE ITI RE.
From Tl • Detroit Free Pres*
v.i have a pretty i'i^- mouth." said the
candid man. "but I have learned 1
1 got my It ss< n v> h« n !
I was born and bn ught v] on a farm.
had the habit of Roing >r und with my n
I . . jail) ftl • is anything un
usual ■--•■inir on. One ■• :■ nur le, whom I had
r.ot seen for years, paid us a \
•■ 'Hello, uncle!" said i. looking up at him with
mj mouth opened like a barn door.
"He looked it me for a moment without
answering, and then said:
" Close your mouth, sonny, so I can see who
you are.' "
.1 ro.vi \rtRUM.
The old aolher cat strolled in a dignified way
• • b the garden, stopping to smil. Indulgently
at her two Uttle .sons. who. locked in each oth. r"s
arms, were trying to scratch each other's ey»j
out with their hind paws. Then Buff, the yei; Ow
tramp cat, came leaping down from the home of
his adoption, spoiling for a fight. He picked one
of the Uttle kittens up by the nape of his neck
and held on to him till he howled, then he dropp^
him for larger prey. There, skulking through th«
garden, like a royal chieftain through his nativ 9
forests, came Billy, the handsome Angora, who
lived next door. I'.lufTs plebeian blood rose to
boiling point at sight of the high bred cat, aaj
his back rose— well, his yellow back rose to spij.
ting point, and hia four feet were planted cloet
together like an ugly bronco's. As hl3 height
increased, his widm diminished, till he looked as
thin as a ginger cooky. Billy glared at him, and.
bright, ruby lights came Into his eyes. There was
a low growl, a spring, and Billy landed dear on
the othet side of the angry Buff. Then he walked
Bobby had been watching this scene with great
"Mother," he said, thoughtfully, "why 13 a back
ing ramel like an argry catr*
"Give it up." said mother, as she always did.
"The camel backs his hump, and the cat humpt
his Sack." said Bobby, gleefully.
My first is what wf wish to he.
My third and sejond you wii» ?• >j.
Are Just alike: my fourth. t:s true.
Is what a scold will sometimes Jo.
M-. Bfl • a r.iekmme for a boy.
My sixth a verb we oft employ:
My whole a writer known to fame.
Now -■■ If you can guess his name.
To complete the sentences fill the blanks wlt *
narms o .^ WOI]!( j r* o f or the -. I
want him to make me a tub for my bush.
I am going to have a garden with a **?**■
I shall put a on all my seeded P*»cea I al
wlyV*like to see which have pretty laws*
and. besides, it gives one such a good w
work uut of i!uors.
M . whole Is the name of a place in which every
one is dow much Interested.
My s 'j i U 4 is a measure.
My 1." j.' 6. ~. » la a kind of bullet.
My first is in season, hut never in fell:
My second in tennis but never in balK
My thini is in Anna, but never in Beller
My fourth is I& Stutter, but never in spell;
My rift^ is in rea.!>. but never in late:
,\lv sixth is 1: cherish, bu» never in nate;
Mv -v- nth'a in ipi y. but never in *ia«i:
Mv eighth is II evil but never in Dad:
My ninth Is in bonnet, but .lever in bee;
My ... curious child of the sea.
I— Add live hundred to nfty-ont and make a
2_Adil one thousand to six and make force.
3 \,1.1 nine to one thousand ar..l make to mingle.
4— Add live bur.dred to one and to one thousand
arid make not dear.
A Si'.IU'NKKN WORD.
A word of Ove lettets gradually lost all of its
letters t.ut on.-. Guess fr..m the verse below what
word was originally, and what letter was left:
They say I was a little loud.
ritil I «O»I my ->• :
Then 1 w IS good upon a scent,
But when th-:.- did d-»s.-ry
That I could s.» imperfectly
They made me blind, in«le«a,
And I became a negative
Kor men to use it need.
My exclamation then th--y took.
And all they left to me
Waa but a single lettei walcti
In every end you arc
ANSWERS TO THOSE OF JULY Z7.
(a) H O M E (b) N E A T
KOVKR E A C H
M ESS A C H X
X X 3 T THEN
(a) S a G (b) RoE
A d A.
N aT A t X
I) i X N o I '
SAND GATE. BRAN NEED.
L Rope. pore. 2. Pear. reap. 3. Seer. MV*
J.G-rat-«. O-rap-«. X S-can-t