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THE LIBERAL DEMOCRAT
BOY SCOUT NEWS ' Plana are now being made to re peat the 1920 and 1921 Boy Scout camping trips. Some changes may possibly be made, but the proposed route Is through the Rocky Moun tains of Colorado, parts of Wyoming and Nebraska, and he trip will likely last twelve days. Each scout to be eligible must have1 the permission of his parents, be a ' first class Scout, and have won cer tain merit badges, and in addition, earn and conribute to the expense fl.00 per day. The last trip cost about 2.00 per day, per person, In cluding drivers, scoutmasters' and visitors. The date of 'starting will be about July 20th. Boys desiring to join the Scouts must do so early, as many tests must be passed. Special invitation is ex tended to boys from out of town to join any troop. Scoutmasters will be provided for each twenty boys, or the capacity of the truck, and only live Scoutmas ters that work with the boys steadily and are willing to put some pep into the movement will be asked to make the trip,- which will be without ex pense to them. A small bund is desired and each Scout will be expected to be in uni form, three boys to be in a tent, and only pup tents allowed. The baggage will be cut as much as possible and more room will be provided for boys to ride. We expect to travel about 1200 miles and perhaps have some visitors from the higher-ups of the Scouts. Some lectures will be provided and guides employed where needed. Our local Scoutmaster will not at this time be able to give you much infor mation, bu the boys who want to go will get ready and await orders. SLEUTH GETS TWO YEARS v. FOR SHOOTING YOUTH POOR BARGAIN Foolish Indeed for Man to Sell ' Himself to Evil. Dalhart, Texas, Sept 28. Brice L. Reseau, special agent for the Rock Island, charged by indictment for murder of an ex-soldier whom he shot in the yards in Dalhart, several months ago, was convicted in the dis trict court at this place, of man slaughter and punishment was a. sessed at two years in the. Texas state penintentiary. , The case has been appealed. Bryan Dawkins of Bucklin, was a business visitor in the city this week. ' Harry Alspaugh of Wichita, was in the city Thursday on business. Many Have Done It Unconsciously, and Their Reward. Has Always Been Exceedingly Small. More than one writer lias beeu fas cinated by the idea of selllug ones soul to the devil. Indeed, that thought nuv served as the basis or many" a pueni and plot. The idea Is that of a man burgulnlng his. soul to Satau for all eternity on condition that for a limited period be may enjoy all possible pleasure. The thought Is most familiar, perhups, UTj uie tragedy of Faust; but thai was neither the beginning nor the end of it. You may ttud the idea lu the "Ara bian Nights," and no one knows how old those roots of the literature may be. Bulzac, in "The Magic Skin" portrayed It. Oscar Wilde had the essential idea In "Dorian Gray." Stevenson hud It iu his "Doctor, Jekyll and Mr. Hyde." All these authors were holiest enough to show that, iu the end, the gauie was not worth 'the candle. Im agine the terror of the possessor of all the wishes of the "Magic Skin" as he reulized that with every wish lht skin sbcunk, and Its power of Meusual grutilicaUon lessened! How many times, as his pleasures began to pail upon him, must Faust have regretted his bargain! , If there Is any Justification of the exploitation of the Idea of a bargain with the devil, either in the opera of Faust or In a novel or lu the movies. It is the plain lesson at the end that the sort of bargain which the devil of fers does not pay. , But there Is one mistake which men often make with regard to this mat ter, which la In supposing that this Is the real way in which the thing Is done. As a matter of fact, men sell them selves unconsciously and for very much less than the devil Is supposed to offer In any of these works of ac tion. V ' Head the story of the next scandal with murder following It, and mid, if you are curious, when the bargain with the devil was made and in what son ! the devil paid. j ' For the devil pays. Judas got his .'10 pieces of sliver; Faust had Mar guerite. But the' devil is even more prompt in his collections. If you do not believe it. read the Bible or the dully papers. 1 The reward of sin in death. The i devil gets bis due. j But how little dues the muu pet who ! sells his soul to the devil 1 Dr. Wll Ham E. Burton In the Chicago I'ost. IIIIIIIIII ill ill P. J. McCurnin made a business trip to Hutchinson Tuesday. Jliss Ansley of Wichia, was visit ing in Liberal this week. 'F. A. Zeis of S. Louis, was a busi ness visitor in Liberal Thursday. W. E. Brown of Kansas City, was in the city Thursday. Loyal Patten returned Tuesday night from Elk City where he has Mrs. Guy -Speakman and son of Tyrone, were shopping and visiting In Liberal today. Drt E. L. Maxwell of Dalhart, Texas, was in the city on profession al business Thursday. OUR FORESTS. The chief enemy of the forest is not the gypsy moth or any other Insect, ' but the ux .mil the tire of man. The mot li, like most Insects, has a para site) which may lie used to keep It In order, but man has" nothing except himself to minimize his depredations. The saddest feature of forest (lest ruc tion In tiie United Stare is that most ot It represent absolute loss air I Is due to tires, says the Boston loie. During the last live yarn SI,(XH,!KM) ".acres of wild land, wliich menus about four acres to each family, lias been burned over, ami ali the young growth, seedlings and saplings have perished. Sparks from locomotives, coals left smouldering by campers, cigarettes dropped carelessly, have kept the con flagration constant. Unless there is a change and forests aru conserved In stead of destroyed, America will be as bald as K:iroe or the Near Kast where a htindle of twigs Is n treasure. We cannot save our eillvl.atlon unless we save our forests. The successful criminal of today Is a young man, well schooled In the ways of the upper as well ,ns the underworld, studying crimes with scientific- Intensity, and as different from the criminal of yesterday as the low-cut speedy rarer is from the hlgh sealed horseless chariot of other days hi the molorrar world. On this theory George T- llngsdiile, head of the civics department of the Louisville (Ky.) school system, known to ponce circles throughout the country as a specialist on crime and methods of criminal pro cedure. Is basing a nation-wide survey and " analysis of police systems tthroughout the United States with view to educating the police of today along new lines to enable them to cope formidably-" with the crliiilnuls. Koreans Flock to Holy Place. Keiyong. the lonely mountain of Korea, is experiencing a real estate boom that makes the oil-town pro moter pale Into insignificance. On a tiny piece of land on the mountain side are now encmiicd 2,r02 persons forming S18 households, while hun dreds more are gathered at the base, bidding high prices for the privilege' of buying bit of land among the fa vored. The Korean prophet Chyong Kam, whose writings have been pre served In the ancestral mausoleum of the one-time Imperial family of Korea, long ago prophesied that Mount Kei yong would be chosen us the religious center of the sect which he founded and as the future capital and me tropolis of the peninsula. His proph ecy has recently been given great publicity, and thousands of Koreans now are flocking to the mountain, linn in their belief that It is to be one of the greatest cities of the world, and that they are "getting in on the ground floor." Restoring Bl-cl Walnut. In an effort to restore the blnclt wal nut 150 bushels of seed have recently been planted at Mont Alto, I'n., and next spring It is expected that fully 100,(10(1 seedlings will be available for replanting lt groves In various parts of the state. It is not' difficult to stiyt a walnut plantation, says the American For estry Magazine, and It cites the case of an Indian farmer In the Far West, who. n few years ago, nfter an excep tionally heavy seed year, drove his wagon down .to the Wnhtish bottoms and shoveled 'it full of nuts and litter. Then going up to his Held he spread the nuts from the tall of the cart on the frozen ground In the same way manure is spread. Iu the spring when the frost was coining out of the ground and the soli was soft he had his. boys take wooden mullets and go out and pound Into the soil every nut they could see. It Is reported that he has an excellent young grove at the present time. Sucked Infant's Breath. An old and weird tale of' cats kill ing children by Inhaling the breath was corroborated by an Incident, which has occurred In Atlantic City. Awakened by a gasping sound from his nine-nionths-old daughter, a man discovered a huge black cat perched on (he child's chest, sucking the In fant's breath. He hurled the animal through a window. The baby was un conscious and barely ntlve when a physician reached the house The child was not resuscitated until a half hour later. The animal did not be long to the family and must have en tered the room through an open win dow. It Is said that cats In Instances of this sort are attracted by the faint odor of milk on the infant's breath. You will always find something new at Reust's Novelty Works EXTRA SPECIAL For Friday and Saturday September 30th and October 1st -TWO DAYS ONLY- 8 . X 9-qt. aluminum stew kettles, $1.85, special now $1.45 8-qt. aluminum stew kettles, $1.05, special now $U0 3-piece aluminum sauce pans, 1,2, 3-qt., $1.50, special now . .$1.30 8-qt. aluminum tea-kettle, inset cooker, $4.25, special now. . . $4.00 7-qt. aluminum tea-kettle, $2.40, special now $2.10 5- qt. aluminum tea-kettle, $1.50, special now $1.30 7-qt. aluminum tea-kettle, $3.50, special now .' $3.00 G-cup aluminum percolators, $1.50, special now $1.25 a 6- cup aluminum percolators, ' $1.65, special now $1.40 6-cup aluminum percolator, $1.75, special now $1.55 Hound aluminum Roasters, $1.75, special now $1.50 Oblong aluminum Roasters, $4.50, special now $4.00 . Oblong aluminum Roasters, $6.00, special now $5.50 Aluminum water pails, $2.00, special now $1.75 Aluminum bake pans, $1.85, special now $1.'G5 r Aluminum double cookers, ; $1.65, special now $1.50 Aluminum pressure cookers, ' $30.00, special now $27.50 No. 0 Galvanized wash tubs, 80c, special now 60 No. 1 Galvanized wash tubs, 90c, special now .75 No. 2 Galvanized wash tubs, $1.00, special now 85 No. 3 Galvanized wash tubs, $1.10, special now " .95 s:va Hi i! 8 J in J We also have a good line of tin and granite ware in H cooking utensils, and always remember that if you H have anything that needs repairing you can always j get it done at REUST'S NOVELTY WORKS 420 North Kansas Ave. Phone 292 lllllllllllllllllllllllllillllll In The open muffler Is something less of a pest than It used to be, but there are still some of the menially unde veUied who are enjoying themselves with It, and need attention from the police. England claims that the bobbed-hair cruze- there was Inflicted upon lier by America. If thut Is true, let her make her claim for Indemnity reason able and we will try to get congress to pay It. There Is no use getting mad at the hot weather, but he Is a rarely potlent man who doesn't get mud nt it anyway. Probably women prisoner? do not want women on the Juries that try them becnuse they know how It is done at the sewing circle. 'The St. Louis Globe-Democrat lias been handed a printed orinulu for eating corn,-which says: "Butter the ears first." Whose ears? . Chicago paper says marriage Is be coming more Intricate. Not more In tricate, hut more flimsy. The medical corps of the nuvy Is confronted by h discouraging situa tion. Approximately. liOO vacancies have occurred, and to llll these va cancies during the last year only six medical olilcers huve been appointed from civil life iinil only UH) from the reserve and ' temporary medical olil cers. This situation Is due largely to the fact that 'private practice is more remunerative. Ollieors In the medlcid corps of the navy who believe lhat Hie right kind of materlul can be se cured for the nuvy are hopeful that the department will tuke steps to lu Hiience medirul men. Argentina is fortunate in having men gifted along such lines at- make possible her recent expedition Into the Strait of Magellan district, which re sulted In tlie discovery of rich fos slllfeious deposits, In iiilillllon toother things of value, Including pent and cotil. In the past, northerners Iiave usually taken the leadership lu such researches Mow the equator. Both close proximity and considerations of utility argue for similar .activity, by South Americans. It Is to I hoped thot Argentina's example will be cop led by her sister nations. Dodger Webb arrived this week from Colorado, Springs, where he has been visiting for sometime. Clarence Craver of Wichita, was transacting; business in the city this week. : C. F. Hall was down from Hutch inson Thursday, lookingafter busi ness matters and 'visiting friends. M. M. Ryan of Kansas Ciy, was in the ciy Thursday, looking over some business prospects. ' Anna Shores, who has been visit ing at Wichita, returned to her home in Guymon, Oklahoma, Thursday. L. F. Slauffer of Hutchinson, was amonjr the out-of-town visitors in the City this week. Mrs. W. F. Carson of Beaver Ok lahoma was a shopper in the city Thursday. Good clean vaudeville, by the Wal lace Bruce company at the old relia ble Majestic Theater the last half of this week. J. G. Cafky of Forgan, Oklaho ma, was transacting business in Lib eral Wednesday. J?. W. Thompson is assisting in the Register of Deeds office at the court house this week. N Mrs. Matie Reedy came up from Tyrone, Wednesday, for a few days visi before leaving for Buffalo, Tex as, for a visit with relatives. An average of five school fires oc cur every ( day in tjje year in the United States. What are you do ing to protect your children? Don't fail to see Wallace Bruce Plnyers company while they are here. AH new plays, special scenery and lighting efTects. Tonight, Friday and Saturday nighs at the Majestic. Earl Williams of Kansas City, was a business visitor fn Liberal the last .of the week. Mr3. W. Woodward came up from Pnvmon. Wednesday, for a short visit with relatives and friends. Use they Democrat Want Column.