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I The latest addition to the boost
ers of outdoor Mr Is the Girl Scouts
of America, patterned afier the
Boy Scouts of America. The new
oreanlzatlon is Independent of th
Camp Fire (Jlrls. and many of the
regulations are different.
The organization had Its origin
in England, where it was taken up
enthusiastically by settlement work
er? It spread from there to Aus
tralia and New Zealand and other
English possessions. Now it. has
reached America where Mrs. Juli
ette Low of London Is chief re
cruiting: officers and Julia Lathrop.
chief of the child's bureau of the
Department of Labor, has promised
to organize a patrol.
Branches were first opened in
Boston. Philadelphia, Washington
and Savannah. Chicago later opened
a branch. Mrs Low Is great grand
daughter of John Kinzie. father of
Chicago. For that reason she
a street car these younger ones are
worked hard to make the Chicago
organization unusually successful
The Idea grew out of the Boy
Scout movement, originated in En
gland by Gen Baden Powell. The
organizers decided that what i.
good for boys is good for girls,
hence the organization
Girl Scouts are taught to be
chivalrous. They are taught to do
a good service ever day and assist
others when possible. They are
taught to be courteous, 'v hen an
old woman or an old man gel on
taupht to offer her seat If there is
no other They will strike shame
j n.M 11 mcy carry out
their idea. As in the days of
chivalry, the ideas of chivalry were
taught for a purpose, so Is the Girl
Scout Idea taught for a purpose and
the purposes of the two movements
are somewhat the same. They are
the same in so far as they teach
girls should aid those needing aid.
Just as the knights of old aided
those needing aid Other ideas are
different thought, in that the Girl
Scouts are taking the plr.ces of men
of old. Girl Scouts can do things
their grandmothers would have
been shocked to hear of rlrls do
ing. They can go out into the
woods or along streams and camp
all night. They can build fires in
the open and cook bacon just like
They learn signals nf the trail
and take long tramps through the
wilds. In frontier days It was not
necessary to give girls any special
Inducement to go out of doors. With
the coming of the cit'es and con
gestion of population girls have
little chance to get In the open un
less they go in bodies accompanied
by an elder person. Girls going
alone through the country near a
city would be stared at or possibly
insulted these days.
The indoor life of the glrle of
both the farm and the city is hav
ing an evil effect on their develop
ment. They can develop much bet
ter out In the open.
The Girl Scouts wll meet with
much opposition Jus, as the Camp
Fire Girls did. A newspaper writer
recently seeing a group of Camp
Fire Girls in the woods wrote tho
JTt following about them
5g3M "There were about twenty of
SSsEB them scattered about In the grass
nfilf unaer the trees and for general
Itff sprightliness and agility and tree
climbing ability they might have
Baa been so many wood nymphs. Ex-
BjW eept that the costume of wood
SSS nymphs was somewhat more lm-
presslonlstlc, if we may trust the
KBa classic artists. As a matter of fact
Hgl they were Camp Fire Girls reallj
9Ba ;T camping and they seemed to be
having the time of their lives. They
wore bloomers and middy blouses
and the holiday spirit was abroad
Ejpjpj In the land.
K "Their retreat is the farm of A.
L. ftuhl at Eighty-first street and
the State line, and you reach It by
taking a Dodson car. getting oh at
a loose leaf wooden walk that leads
to a rock road. That's Eighty-first
street, and proceeding toward the
set!:ng sun you strike a clay rond
running north and south. Right
nrounQ the corner to the south is a
big, low-gabled white farmhouse,
set In n wealth of trees. But the
house Is just for atlr.g and for re
treat on rainy days. Tho Camp
Fjres themselves live in four brown
canvas tepees In the back yard; at
least that's where they sleep Tho
adjoining countryside is whore they
really live. And what do they do?
Well, their days are crowded full.
Here's the schedule, as devised by
Miss Kate Nelson, head counselor
and everybody's friend. It hangs
on the wall In the dining room,
where she who fats may read:
"6:45 Rising bell. (One of the
counselors remarked In parenthesis
that they're generally awake and
talking some time before that
"7ilB A setting up drill a ealls
thenlc process, kind of Billy Mul
doon affair
"7:M Bible reading.
"7:4 5 Br en k fa Kt
"Between breakfast and 9 o'clock
there arevdlshes lo wash and tents
to put in order, for at 9 o'clock
there's tent inspection and a ban
ner awarded to the tent that's
most immaculate
And from that time till noon
there are games real, sure enough
Karnes baseball, basket ball and
hockey. Also there's croquet for
those who choose it. but Miss Xel
son says the croquet grounds are
never crowded. And at 12:30
luncheon, and from 1:30 to 2:30
rest hour. Then follows an hour of
handcraft basket weaving, clay
model. ng and so on. From 3 30 to
dinner to be cooked at noon over a
camp flre and very much excite
ment. Also there's rifle praetioe and
a match game of baseball or hockey
Ti Saturdays, with badges for the
"And in the evenings there are
.nr:uiis c,,rts of amusements, taffy
Mills, dances pageants, in which
each tent takes an Indian legend
and acts it out. There's a thrilling
ceremonial costume, all khaki and
beads and headdress, which Is worn
on formal occasions. N'cxt Sunday,
for instance, there will be a vesper
service at 4 o'clock, to which the
general public Is Invited, and after
ward the public is Invited to stay
to supper if It cares to and see a
real camp fire afterward, with tho
whole class In ceremonial costume
doing mystic rites. W. P. Borland
and Mayor Jost will give brief talks
in the afternoon.
"But there Is work as well as play
at the Camp Fire camp. Three
girls aro detailed fur each meal.
UPPER left Girl Scouts,
dressed as Indians.
Upper ri,'ht Baden-Pi w
ell, chief of the Boa. Scouts.
Lower center Miss Julia
C. Lathrop. Lower left and
center riht Mrs. Juliet i c
Low (in two poses), girl
Couj leader.
S even-body does what she likes;
then follows supper, amusements
various sorts and y o'clock is bed
time At 9:30 lights are out and
silence reigns.
"But the brief schedule doesn't
hair tell the story. One dav this
week the whole crowd hiked to
Dallas and back. a walk of eight
miles, and spent the day exploring.
There wan a stream to wade and
i ' " ,.
They help the cook, set the table,
wait on it and wash the dishes aft
erward. "The girls range in age from 12
to 16. and It 1 certainly a demo
cratic gathering. The daughters of
folks who ride to business in
Imouslnee may be found hobnob
blng with girls who have been sav
ing for weeks to get the $2 50 nec
essary to spend a week at the camD
in London
Has Spread
Mrs. Juliette
as Chief
E thomp50n photo
And everybody does her share of
the work. N'obody may spend more
than a week there, for there are a
lot more youthful Camp Fire Girls
waiting their turn. The camp will
run nine weeks. It opened last
Harry Kemp's Storj of His Life
as a Unix..
I was a mere child when I saw
my first tramp. As now I remem
ber him. he was an evuslve faced,
shifty-eyed Scamp, but at that time
he seemed to be a hero, as he sat
on tho bnck door step in the sun
light and ate the food which my
grandmother had ;ven him.
But this particular tramp stuck
In my mind because fur an hour he
sat there and filled my cars full
of stories of the road of the great
West, with Its vast plains and
mountains ho hlu'h that clouds
caught against their tops. vt forest?,
and cities, and ranches, and sea
ports. In the States we call goods trains
frelKht trains, and thousands of
tramps ride on them yearly. There
are lawn prohibiting this but such
are easily evaded; If they could nut
be It would b a death blow to thj
casual laborer of the country. For
vast distances must be covered In
order to get to various places of
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seasonal occupations, such as the
wheat harvest, the hop gathering,
and so forth.
I was H the first time I ran
away I climbed In at the open door '
of a box car of one of these trains.
Soon the train got under way I
was all atremble. The freight
roared and jerked along for several
hours before one of the trainmen
discovered me, and ordered me out.
But when he saw how young I
was, he took me back to the ca
boose a car fitted out for the crew
and he and his fellows made a
lot of me, sharing their dinner with
T was a week away from home
on this first trip, and when I got
back I was so dirty and dilapidated
that our big dog failed to recognize
m. H growled and threatened to
From that time on I ' went on
the road" again and again. Noth
ing could Induce me to stay In one
place for any length of time. I
would come home, be contrite, and
promise to behave and settle down;
then, when the least thins went
wrong, or the regular life began to
ffrow humdrum, I would disappear
I always took a book with me
to read for Instance, I first read
Shakespeare from beginning to end
while tramping In California.
My father hoped that I would
soon tire of the life and settle
down, all the better for it. But he
wns mistaken My twentieth year
found me still a tramp. But it
had one undeniably good resuit.
As a boy I had been sickly and
-ry delicate, The new life touKh--m-d
and hardened me I slept In
the open by camp fires In haystacks
and under trees. And at times,
unlike most of the other tramps, I
left the railroad and struck out
across country. This repaid me,
even from the tramps point of
view, as T covered unexploited ter
ritory and got Invited In to table
I well remember the effect my
first attempt at begging had on mo.
I went back to the kitchen of a
home and knocked. I asked the
woman who came to the door, In a
very humble tone. If she would give
me anything to eat. murmuring. In
addition, that I had had nothing to
eat for days (which was a He) She
answered by slamming the door In
my face. I walked away, feeling
very wretched.
When I regained the "hobo
imp." Just on the outskirts of the
'own. the only tramp who was there
a red-faced, pleasant Irishman
saw at once what had happened to
nie. He made me sit down and
share with him what he had re
cently begged.
Tramps, as a rule, are very gen
erous with each other, and know
among themselves a true democ
racy. After that I soon tried begging
sp.iUi I h id to do so or to go to
work. This time I mot with bet
ter succesa Soon I grow callous to
any rebuff; I came to look on a
handout'' as my , legitimate due,
and felt offended when refused food.
An. I grew cannv at "sizing up" the
occupants of any house by Its gen
eral appearance from the outside
The poor I found to be the most
generous, and the rich the stingiest.
Begging be ame with me an art. I
often asked for food when I wes
not hungry, Just from a sense of
curiosity to see what would be
given me. I would then throw it
away or give it to another tramp
But m life was not all lined with
ermine. From time to time I was
arrested for vagrancy. Several
times I was put to work on rock
plies and county farms Once, in
Alabama, I narrowly escaped be
ing taken up by a detective In a
railroad yard and sentenced to the
coal mines. Another time I Was
actually arrested on a eherge of
burglary and held ov.r for three
months In a miserable Texas Jail '
Just escaping the penitentiary. Yet
despite these mishaps, the wander
habit still clutched me.
But one spring a change took 1
Place In my nature. I hesitated f
longer than usual to launch forth
on my customary trip. At last I
Jumped a frel-ht and started f0
Kansae City. Rut now something
was lacking. The spirit that had
Impelled me hitherto had vanished
The tramps with whom I foregath
ered no longer seemed romantic
and interesting, but dirty and sor
did and criminal. 1 saw. for the
first time, what danger I was in.
If I didn't take care I. too, would
end up on the raggeu cage oi
From that time on. though many
times necessity Impelled me, I never
"hit the road" with a whole heart,
and now I think I have given It up
altogether. But even vet I can
hardly answer for myself when the
spring arrives.
fJlvlnf: the Diplomas.
fbadlah Hicks, chairman of the
board, was about to make a few
remarks prior to the presentation
of diplomas to the graduates of the
high school class. Mr. HlCks was
introduced by the high school su
perintendent, and, clearing his
throat, began.
"The time has came'
A suppressed titter rippled among
the Graduates and the friends of
Mr. Ricks squirmed uneasily in their W
Before he could proceed with his
speech the superintendent, who sat
on the platform behind hire, leaned
forward and whispered, "has come!"
Mr. Hicks halted, blushed, then
began all over again:
"The time has come for me for
me tew persent tew yew graddy
wates yewr diplomas showin' thet
yew hev all got through successful.
I can't skeereiy realize how quick
the past ear has went and "
' Has gone!" prompted the super- r
intendent. I
"has gone;" corrected Mr Hicks. u
Then he turned suddenly and heat
edly on the superintendent. '
'Looky here, young fellet ' Who's
a-makln' this hyar speech, yew or M
me When I say 'has came' and
has went,' them's what I mean ex- r
actlv. I hev did right smart of v
speechmakin in mj time and I hev
alius managed to make folks un- t!
derstand what I was a-tryin' to git
at, even if I didn't never swaller no
grarnmer "
Then he turned to the graduates:
"Here, yew strlplin's, prance right
up and git yewr sheepshlns and aft-
er yew go out to rassle with the ;
world and happen sometime tew e
Jump the traces as I hev did and git 8
mixt up In yewr grarnmer a leetle .
mite, don't lose no sleep over It. but
'est go right along like your Uncle
Obadlah." , n
Reunited at Last.
An old man's affection for 5-year- V.
old Anna Leber, whom ha met on
the steamer Finland coming from
Antwerp, resulted In the teunion at
sea of a father and daughter after
twenty-seven years.
Anna became the pet of the ship, ri
but she showed marked preference t
for Oustave Dunkel. who Is 75. One !J
day Mr. Dunkel told her that he
onco had a little girl whom ho had
lost many years ago
Anna told her mother what the
old man had said, and the following ?
morning Mr? Leber went to thank f
Mr. Dunkel for his interest in her
daughter. At sight of Mrs. Leber. Zl
Mr Dunkel swooned Mrs. Leber f
and stewards revived him and then
the old man seizing Mrs. Leber's a
hands whispered:
"Don't you know me? You are f,'
my Anna, my little girl I haven't
seen for twenty-seven years. I have
a photograph of you and the moth- J
er you never knew."
Mrs. Leber said she had lost her
father when she was 5 years old
and could remember only from what
her foster parents told her of him. L
When Mr Dunkel had told his story y
doubt existed no longer and Mrs. , . c,
Leber placed her arms around hor )
father and sobbed for Joy.
Mr. Dunkel was formerly a car- th
renter in Berlin Twenty-eia:ht 3
years ago he lost all his saving th
and sent his children to live with h
different families. th
The family with whom Anna went v.
disappeared, and Anna grew (p jn 3
Vienna and married. Recently her
husband went to Denver and -he m
was on her way to Join him Dunkel al
going to see his son in Balti- t,c
more, and three left for that city U
after which Mrs. Leber will take Bfl
her father to Denver.
A Team In London, ar
Thi? is so emphatically the a fJ
tf the motor car that a 'sight wit ft
nessed by the writer seems worthy T
f record. Two horses passed
down the Strand within five minute.
eeh other, aed both War, dZ? e&
-led to an unusual extent fCl
mathematical odds again such ?l
:olncidenco must be very j-reat thl
Why Ho FeU ttr
Kathryn-Jack Huggill3 jU8t fe ke
K"ttye-Vtumorrent h P'

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