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(Conducted by National Council of the
Boy Scouts of America.)
THE MEANING OF SCOUTING
A Veteran Scout, going a lone highway,
Will come in the evening, cold and gray.
. ' To a chasm vast and deep and wide.
The old scout will cross in the twilight
The sullen stream holds no fears for him:
But he'll turn when safe on the other
And build a br.dge to span the tide.
"Veteran Scout." says a pilgrim near,
"You are wasting your strength with
Tour Journey will end with the ending
You never aga!n will pass this way.
Why build you this bridge with time so
.The builder will lift his old gray head.
He will point o'er the trail where his
"Good friend, in the path I have come,"
he will say,
"There followeth after me today
A tenderfoot scout who must pass this
This gulf that has been as naught to me
:To a fair-haired youth may a pitfall ba;
He. too. must cross in the twilight dim.
The Boy Scout movement has built for
And I am building this bridge for him."
-W. G. Quaiff.
The Boy Scout movement means
honorable citizenship, character and
efficiency. It means men, physically
strong, mentally awake and morally I
Straight This Is the fundamental need
of our country today. The whole move
ment is much broader than the concep
tion some have of lt It is nature's
way of bringing about the things that
the church, home and school are striv
The Boy Scout movement Is not dom
inated by a class spirit, and It Is not
a mere boys' club. It has no barriers |
of cast, wealth and sect, and because j
of Its democratic spirit It Is here to- |
stay. It ls not a fad and It is not an
accident. Owing to the intrinsic merits
of the movement, it is bound to live.
First, the boy likes lt. It appeals
to his manhood and to his sense of ro
mance and adventure; it gives him self j
respect and respect of others; it Is a
challenge to the sturdy elements of his
character which he cannot reject
Second, it Is a school of training and
development he cannot receive other
wise. There Is an undeniable discip
line in lt which the boy needs. It
trains his sense of honor and con
sciousness for service. In being a Boy
Scout he will be a better boy and a
The movement Is the keynote to
true American preparedness, and is
worth the emulation of every man and
woman in the United States; for every
boy's home training is strengthened by
tlie scout organization.
The bird leaves Its nest before it
can fly; the cub must leave Its den In
order to become the king of the jun
gles, so must the boy mingle with his
fellows, under proper leadership, be
fore he can develop the strongest
character. It is a Boy Scout's business
to help to save; but It may be added
that if the need should arise, th?- train
ing a Boy Scout receives will help
him when he is a man to be a good
defender of the country and one who
will be 100 per cent physically strong
and mentally awake.
FRENCH SCOUT THANKS U. S.
An amazing letter from one nf Les
Eclaireurs de France, or French Boy
Scouts, firhtlnc in the trenches, has
been received by a New York Scout.
Sidney Polaosek, of 501 East One Hun
dred and Fortieth street. As trans
lated lt is as follows:
"Dear Friends of France:
"I am a cousin to M. Oubringer Mar
cel. As he reoeives a great many let
ters from America and cannot answer
them all, he has given me your ad
"I am a young (poilu) soldier of
France of the class of 1917, conse
quently I ara hardly twenty years old.
I am In the trenches about 40 meters
from the (Boches) Germans. Because
1 am so young I ara often lonely and
even more so because I have only an
aunt left In France. My parents are
civil prisoners In Germany, nnd per
haps they are dead, for I have heard
no news of them since September,
1914. I am here to avenge them a- '
will avenge them.
"It is with pleasure that we have
learned In France that America has
joined the side of the allies to fight
the savage Teutons, so I assure you
that victory ls certain for the allies,
who are struggling for human civiliza
tion. Long live America! and long
' "From one who would like a com
panion to dispel his sorrow, I am your
AMONG THE SCOUTS.
Charity begins at home ; also patriot
ism. The Troop 3 Boy Scouts of Lyn
brook, N. Y., have recognized the fact
that there is work right at hand, and
they have offered to care for Civic
park, cutting the grass and raking the
There is a limit to a boy's endurance,
even though he Is a trained Scout. He
must have time to eat, 'to sleep, to
play. Ninety-nine times out of a hun
dred, though, the Scout will run the
scoutmaster off his legs.
FALSE SCHOOL OF HUMOR.
The women who ure running from
one place of registration to another,
rather than reveal their ages to the
gossiping neighborhood in which they
live, have been driven to it by the guf
faws of those fun lovers who regard
gray hairs and all other signs of wis
dom and worldly experience as fit sub
jects for ridicule. The great heehaw
school of humor loves a shining mark,
and indulges in uproarious mirth over
everything that should not be laughed
at, says New York Herald. In the
midst of the disciples of this witless
cult it is funny to be married, and
still funnier to remain single. It is
funny to be fat and equally funny to
be lean. A long-haired man is quite
as funny as one who is bald. The
mother-in-law, who in nine cases out
of ten is the real self-sacrificing moth
er of her brood of grandchildren, is
quite as ludicrous in the eyes of those
jueose ones as the "old maid," who
more than earns her keep by doing the
marketing and relieving her married
sister of nursery cares. Our national
sense of humor is in woeful need of
a reformer who will teach us the differ
ence between sacred things and the
various forms of vulgarity and pre
tense that should be laughed out of
The amazing activity of Italian war
riors in the Alps seems to continue the
tradition Caesar set when in winter
campaigns he defied the snow-clad
mountains In order to hold or to extend
the frontiers of the empire. The Caesar
who bridged the Rhine was a brother
in-arms to brave Cadorna, says Phila
delphia Public Ledger. The Ro
man legionaries who live for us
in the pages of the Commentaries
seem to have their reincarnation in the
men who station their guns in the
eagle's aerie and convey their wound
ed over wire ropes across yawning
abysses. Who said Italians were de
generate scions of the.ancient heroic
stock? The war has shown the world
no sturdier warriors than these. With
the forces of nature herself arrayed
against them, they have removed moun
tains, and In their prowess it is as
though Caesar himself were on earth
again to defy and finally subjugate the
German war lord who has assumed
and disgraced the name the great Ital- j
ian wore who ruled the world.
The United States ls short of beef
and long on fish. The people of this
country eat less sea food than those
of any other nation which has avail
able supplies so great as ours. The
problem is to save the beef for ship
ment across the ocean and to consume
here the fish which cannot be econom
ically shipped. The country must con
serve wheat, too, and eat instead such
grains as cannot be sent to the
Like a good many business men,
Uncle Sam is protecting his borrowings
-the bonds issued and sold to his own
people-by lending at the same rate
of interest to his allies. And, to com
plete the endless chain, the money
loaned to the allies is being largely ex
ponded in this country, so our own
people will get the benefit from it
Now we are advised that we mustn't
ase any more starch on our shirts,
utilizing it rather for blanc mange and
other so-called food products, and we
have written our washerwoman.asking
if this oughtn't to apply also to our
union suits, feeling that possibly an ap
peal on broad patriotic grounds may
have some weight with her.
Not the least of our contribution to
the allies to excite vo^noptfnl atten
tion abroad was the consignment of
the great American army mule. On
all sides was heard the French equiva
lent of the wish that he would have
more power to his kick on the field.
Now someone has invented a ma
chine gun unit, the same being a de
vice whereby one man can control a
whole battery of machine guns. More
and more does war take on the form
of a machine-made thing.
We have not worried about the mini
mum price theory so far, being confi
dent that old Max will always get oui
number and the Mini will remain dis
tant while Max Is around.
When the daughter has to spend an
.evening at home alone-just with the
family-she decides to go to bed real
early and catch up on sleep.
Dispntches from Washington Indi
cate that the crop reports are im
proving pretty nearly as much as the
Americans are asked to raise more
sheep, and the ambitious flat dweller I?
looking about for a noiseless folding
If the male clothing model wishes
ito make a hit he should appear ir
Ikhaki-with a license to wear lt.
. Wholesale prices axe steadily going
?down. You might mention the fact tc
SHRINE OF THE "HOLY COAT
Cathedral at Tr?ves Contains One of
Most Jealously Guarded Relics
of the Roman Church.
At intervals of many years the old
Prince Bishopric of Tr?ves, wakens out
of its half-slumbering condition and
becomes the center of a great pilgrim
age. Besides tts numerous Roman re
mains, this quiet old town, claiming to
be 1,300 years older than Rome, is the
shrine of the "Holy Coat," one of the
most jealously guarded relics in the
possession of the Roman church.
The citizens of Tr?ves are very
proud of this seamless garment, and
they have given it a prominent place
on their coat-of-arms, says the Dundee
Advertiser. It was not until H?JG that
the "Holy Coat" was placed over the
high altar, but it was not exposed to
the public gaze for some throe hundred
years afterward. It was kept in a se
cret place of the cathedral known only
to a few, and there were many who
doubted Its existence. A guide book
of 1814 says:
"The existence of the relic at pres
ent ls rather doubtful-at least, it ls
not visible. The attendants of the
church say it is walled up." All doubts
were removed In 1S44, when Archbish
op Arnoldi announced a centenary
jubilee, at which it was exhibited to a
million and a half of pilgrims from all
parts of the world. The coat is a loose
garment with wide sleeves, very sim
ple in form, of coarse material, dark
brown In color, probably as the result
of age, and entirely without seam or
decoration. i,. . .
MESSAGES FLOAT FOR YEARS
United States Hydrographie Office
Tells of Finding of Bottle Set
Adrift in 1914.
Several instances of messages in
bottles having floated about the Pa
cific for years before being recovered
have been announced by the United
States hydrographie office.
A bottle was set adrift by Capt. S.
Nagahue of the Tamba Maru, Japan
ese, August 17, 1915, 900 miles east of
Kamchatka, was recovered May 15 last
near Moellps, Wash. Another bottle,
set adrift in December, 1914, off Cape
Corrientes, Mex., was found February
22 last 240 miles north of Christmas
Island, In the latitude of the Hawaiian
A third bottle, tossed from the
schooner W. H. Marsten by Capt. W.
Wann February 14, 1915, 2,040 miles
east of Chile and 6G0 miles south of
Easter Island, was picked up January
21 last four miles south of Wanganui
island, New Zealand.
Clock Dials for Summer.
Instead of moving the hands of the
clock forward and back at the time of
changing from standard to summer
time, and vice versa, a plan recently
proposed In England is to have clocks
provided with an adjustable dial. The
circular disk of the dial would be put
In place by screws in curved slots, and
the dial would be rotated through one
hour space at the time of making the
change, leaving the hands untouched.
It is claimed that this plan is especial
ly desirable in the case of striking
clocks, the hands of which cannot be
moved back. The position of the dial
would also indicate whether the clock
was keeping summer or normal time.
The objection to chis procedure, of
course, ls that practically everybody
tells time from position of the hands,
without any attention to the figures cn
Solves Problem of Stray Whale.
Monterey, Cal., has solved the ques
tion of what to do with a stray whale
that Is washed up on shore. After dis
posing of the flesh and oil to a refinery,
the bones may be mounted on shore
and kept as a permanent natural his
That is what the cky officials did
with a whale which was washed ashore
there, according to the Popular
Science Monthly, it wa? welcomed
with open arms and the bones were
saved as an educational feature for the
benefit of the school children of the
city and for interested adults.
Since there was no building avail
able large enough to accommodate it,
lt was set up in an open lot and fenced
Steel Shortage in Australia.
Stocks of steel plates, tin plate and
galvanized iron are low throughout
Australia, and the demand is acute, ac
cording to consular advices from Mel
bourne. There is at present very
little prospect of outside relief, and
an effort ls being made to manufacture
these goods in Australia. Recently
representatives of a company in New
castle and one in Melbourne were sent
to the United States to purchase
machinery for making steel. The high
freights and shortage of supply offer
a great Incentive to the manufacture
of lines that would have been consid
ered Impossible to produce before the
Never Without lt.
"Tour threat to slap Reggie on the
wrist was merely a bit of sarcasm, I
"You couldn't have done much dam
age that way."
"Oh, I don't know. I might have
smashed his wrist watch."
The Conceited One.
"I can't bear that young leading
man ; he's so conceited. How do you
manage to get along with him?"
"I always talk to him about him
self for a while, and then he talks to
me about himself."-Life.
State of South Carolina / Court of
County of Edge li el cl. [ Common
YV. M. Rowland.. Plaintiff; vs. Lucy
Notice to Creditors to file and
All persons having claims against
the Estate of Charit" Philpot, Jr.,
will please take notice that they are
required hy Order of Court in above
cause to tile and prove?ame before
me on or before the 1st day of
October next, (l 9 IV), or their claims
will be forever barred thereafter as
provided in said Decree, as to any
and all funds now in my hands as
Master in re the above stated cause.
J. H. Cantelou,
Master for Edgetield County.
Dated July 13, 1017.
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