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Doom, Holland, Oct. 17. "The
House of Doom," as the estate recently
purchased here by the former German
Emperor has been called for centuries,
lies right in the midst of this clean,
slow moving little Dutch village, whose
3,000 or so inhabitants, while not at all
excited about it, are looking forward
with considerable interest to numbering
among their burghers one 'William Ho
henzollcrn, formerly of Potsdam.
The villagers, along with most per
sons in this section of the country, be
lieve that he is coming here to settle
down for life. If that be his intention
he has selected as a voluntary substi
tute for St Helena one of the prettiest
spots in Holland. There is nothing in
the estate he has purchased or in the
surrounding community to suggest a
place of exile. i
Above Sea Level
Doom, like Amerongen. is one of the
few villages in Holland located on
ground that seems to be above the sea
level. Instead of canals and dykes and
the monotonous flat land occupied by
sleepy-looking black and white cows
and pompous, fat windmills which form
the unchanging scenery of most of Hol
land, the country about Doom while
generally flat, to be sure, has here and
there a faint suspicion of a hillock,
and the white stone or pink brick roads
wind quite frequently through forest
land—most of it the private preserves
of the Dutch nobility.
Hundreds of automobiles pass through
for it is on the main highway from
Amsterdam and Rotterdam to Arne:n,
which passes the Hohenzollcnr estate.
From this road, through a long avenue
of stately trees, is visible one side of
"The House of Doom." There is also
almost a constant procession of bicycl
ing tourists, and the two main hotels,
with their white painted little veranda
cafes, and the "pensions," or boarding
houses, do a rushing business all
through the season. In fact, caring for
summer tourists seems to be Doom's
only means of livelihood. The country
for miles around is dotted with hand
some villas, summer homes of wealthy
people of Amsterdam or Rotterdam, and
the more pretentious castles of the
Dutch aristocracy, who live there all
the year round, emerging daily from
old-time teudal castles for carriage
rides behind slow but sure Dutch
horses driven by solemn looking coach
men in tall, black hats. Some of the
nobility have automobiles and nearly
every Hollander has his bicycle.
Easy of Access
Doom is quite easy of access to the
ordinary tourist. One travels by ex
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press train from Utrecht, a fifteen or
twenty minute ride, to the station Drie
bergen. There he boards a train of
small but comfortable cars drawn by
a steam locomotive only one size larger
than those operated for children in
American amusement parks, and this
miniature railroad, runs down the high
way, with its narrow track at the right"
of the automobile road, toward Doom
and Amerongen. It is a thirty minute
ride from Driebergen, and the train, at
the melancholy signal of a tin horn
blown by the conductor, stops within
a hundred feet of the entrance to the
There are no guards about the estate
now nor walls nor moats to protect the
house from the curious passerby. It
is forbidden, however, to walk in the
200-acre park without special permis
sion, which is not being granted, just
now, as Herr • Hohenzollern's furniture
and art treasures, 51 big vanloads,
valued at something over 34,000,000, as
being stored and placed preparitory to
the moving out of the Baronness Van
Heemstra de Beaufort, on November 1,
and the moving in of the former Em
peror late In December or early in Jan
The late Tody Hamilton, famous
as a circus agent, once planned a
special performance at the winter
headquarters of his show. He ar
ranged to feed beer to the animals
in their cages and notified the New
York newspapers.
Among the reporters was a bibul
ous veteran known as "Billy." That
night before his assignment he had
been engaged in a severe bout with
John Barleycorn and the next day
felt greatly in need of a pick-me-up.
As the keepers, under Hamilton's
direction, poured gallons of beer in
to the receptacles for the animals
sniffing at it indifferently, Billy be
came more and more incensed at
the waste.
"I can't stand this any longer.
Tody," he exclaimed. "For the love
of Mike, haven't you got an empty
cage for me?" —Everybody's Maga
Motorist (blocked by load of hay)
I say, there, pull out and let me by.
You seemed in a hurry to let that
other fellow's carriage get past.
Farmer —That's 'cause his horse
wuz eatin' my hay. There ain't no
danger o' yew eatin' it, I reckon.-t
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Troop 13 Arranges to Have
Team During Coming
Winter Months
When tho cold wintry nights come
the members of Scout Troops seek
Indoor activities. There are many,
such as checkers, games, club meet
ings, basketball —but here Troop 13
will stop and add to the Scout page
some of her future plans.
Last Scout meeting the Scouts
elected William Fenstermacher as
manager of the first basketball team,
while Harry Huber will assume the
duties as manager of the second
team. Manager Fenstermacher call
ed a meeting, and captatns for the
two teams were chosen. Joseph Ha
gar was chosen to lead the first
team, and Bruce Qrunden will have
charge of the second team.
Last season Troop 13 enjoyed a
successful and pleasant basketball
career. The troop's first team lost
only one game during the year. We
did experience some hard games,
among which were those with Troop
1 of Middletown and Troop 19 of
Harrlsburg. During last year's sea
son Troop 13 scored 400 points, play
ing six games on her homo floor and
six away from home. Tho Academy
'varsity forfeited their game with us.
This year the troop will feel the
loss of Charles Carl and Jason Sny
der, who were both fast players,
and who together scored 113 points
of the total number. However, the
troop is not out for games only, but
for the sake of the sport in fair
Thoso who played a required num
ber of games last year on both the
first and second teams' schedules
received the privilege of wearing the
troop's athletic emblem, which is a
navy blue eagle with wings out
stretched, and a golden numeral 13
on' the breast of the bird. Those
who wear the eagle are:
First team —Charles Carl, Joseph
Hagar, Harry Huber, William Ma
glauchlin, William Fenstcmacher
and Jason Snyder.
Second team —Robert Keller, Karl
Moeslein, Bruce Grunden, Richard
Hartzler, Joseph Hertzler, Donald
McCammant and Harry Huber.
The troop has no coach and their
training is practically individual
work. The second team takes charge
of itself with no outside aid what
ever, and those who are expected
to shine for that team are: Donald
McCammant, Bruce Grunden and
Joe Hertzler. Chances on the first
team are all even, the members hav
ing played a year previous, and
therefore holding a somewhat def
inite knowledge of basketball.
Those out this year for the first
team are: Joseph Hagar, William
Fenstemacher, William Maglauclilin,
Harry Huber, Robert Keller, John
Thompson and Thomas Webster.
Troop 13 wishes that every troop
would put out a fast and fair team,
to make basketball one of the leading
winter activities in Harrisburg this
The minister who made the fol
lowing announcement seems to have
been prepared for untoward results
from his preaching:
"There are some flowers here, ne
said, "for those who are sick at the
close of this service." —Youth's Com
Group 6 Holds Rally
in Troop 8 Headquarters
Last Monday evening Troop B's
headquarters was the meeting place
of a group rally of Group 6. Scouts
of all troops in this Group were
present. Troops 11 and 13 were also
present. When the Scouts had all
assembled Troop 8 marched In, sa
luted and took their places, after
which all sang "America." Mr.
Jenkins, Scoutmaster of Troop 8,
then addressed the audience and
turned the meeting over to Deputy
Commissioner R. H. Lyon, who took
charge. Several popular songs were
sung, and then J. H. Messersmith
was introduced, and In turn present
ed the chief speaker of the evening,
Ben Whitman, an ex-Y. M. C. A.
Mr. Whitman told some very In
teresting Incidents ir. the life of a Y
man in as Interesting a way. The
audience, In fancy, boarded the ship
with him and saw through the port
holes of the ship their last sight of
America. He then took us part way
across the ocean where we were
nearly all torpedoed by a German Ü
boat. He had many exciting times
with the doughboys and the Tom
James Nell was then taken into
the troop with impressive cere
monies. The lights were all extin
guished and a stand containing a
15-light candlestick was brought
forth. Scoutmaster Jenkins presid
ed at this ceremony and told James
that the three large candles repre
sented the three points of the Scout
oath. Twlve Scouts then came for
ward, and each lighted a candle, re
peating one of the 12 Scout laws,
which the 12 smaller candles repre
sented. James then repeated the
oath and his tenderfoot badge was
presented. He is now a fullfledged
member of Troop 8, and the first
one in Harrlsburg to be initiated un
der this new form of ceremony. One
of the first-class Scouts of the troop
was theh presented with his first
class badge, after he had renewed
his oath. Then there was more sing
ing, after which the Rev. Reisch,
pastor of Christ Lutheran church,
with which Troop 8 is connected,
addressed the audience.
Earl Miller presented the troop
with a drum which we badly needed,
and Mr. Chronister, in behalf of the
Men's Bible class, presented a large
American flag which we were very
glad to secure.
Scout Executive Virgin delivered
a brief address, after which the
meeting closed with the national an
Music for the afTair was furnish
ed by the orchestra of Troop 8 and
singing was directed by Assistant
Scoutmaster Koehler. The decora
tion committee had also gone to
work, and the room presented a fine
The Scouts of Troop 9 are all
ready to reregister for their third
year in the Scouting game. All
Scouts should be prepared to regis
ter at to-night's meeting. We will
have a short business meeting, and I
after that will be drilled by Assis
tant Scoutmaster Hill.
Troop 2 -will hold an official hike
on October 19. All Scouts are asked
to report at the Square at 9 o'clock
In the morning to take the car for
D. RUMPF, Scoutmaster.
Scouts Plan Trip
to Lamb's Gap
Friday, October 10, Troop 14 had
a meeting at its regular hangout,
and we had a visitor. Troop 19, with
its Scoutmaster, and also Assistant
Scout Commissioner, Mr. German.
"We opened up by a talk from Mr.
German, and, as usual, it was a
dandy. Among other things, he said
that every Scout should carry his
registration card, as h boy under 15
must be off the street by 9 p. m.
unless with an older person, but if
a Scout shows his registration card
and proves he has Just been to Scout
meeting, he may go home unmo
lested. And, fellows, you will find
it good policy to do this, as last
Scout meeting I had to act as chap
eron to one fearful Scout because he
was under 15 and did not have his
card with him. After this Scout
master Miller gave us a talk upon
field telegraphy, and let us ask him
questions upon electricity in general,
and he sure knows this subject and
can talk upon It. We then had a
few minutes to talk with each other
and to plan on a proposed trip to
Lamb's Gap. The meeting was then
closed, as many of the Scouts did
not have their registration cards,
and, being under 15 years old, made
it necessary for the Scoutmaster to
close the meeting much earlier than
they wished to, so next time all bring
your credentials.
Scout Scribe.
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Scoutmasters to Hike
to Happy Hollow
The Scoutmasters of the city,, to
gether with the Assistant Scoutmas
ters, expect to go on a hike to
Happy Hollow on Saturday after
noon. The party will leave Scout
headquarters at 4:30.
Prof. H. A. Surface, who has won
fame for his work on trees and ani
mals, will be in charge of the nature
study division. In company with
Scout Executive Virgin, he went
over the proposed route of the hike I
through Cameron Park extension, I
and found at least thirty varieties
of common trees and shrubs. The
objective of the hike Is a little grove
of trees about a quarter of a mile
south of the eastern gate to the
park. There supper will be cooked,
and under the direction of Scout
Executive Virgin, the men will be
initiated into the mysteries of the
various types of firo-building that
are in use among woodsmen, trap
pers and Scouts.
Troop 11 Guests of Troop
13 at Slide Entertainment
Last Friday evening Troop 11 was
invited by Troop 13 to attend a
lantern slide entertainment given
by Mr. Manser of Troop 11 on birds,
flowers and trees. We had a fine
time and want to thank Troop 13
for their invitation to us.
Before we left to attend the en
tertainment of Troop 13, a short'
| meeting was held. We have been
trying to arrange for a meeting to
[ make arrangements for an enter
tainment, and all boys who can pos
sibly do so are to report on Friday
evening, October 17, at 7:15 p. m.
All boys who have negatives of
camp pictures should bring them to
the meeting on Friday evening, as
they will be made into lantern slides
for the troop.
C. L. REBUCK, Scribe.
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OCTOBER 17, 1919.

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