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ISSUED EVERY SUNDAY FOR THE BOYS AND GJRLS OF SAN FRANCISCO AND CALIFORNIA ALONZO HE SEES THE BALL GAME The Passing of "Faithful Scotch The thousands who will visit Estes park in the_ Colorado "Rockies next summer will' not see "Faithful Scotch." For "this famous collie of \u25a0 a fa mous master has gone where. the good dogs go. •. \ \. '\u25a0' . '..'-, Scotch's master — or rather the friend and companion whom he worshiped — is En os A. Mills, knpwn. in» this coun try, and abroad as the guide to . Long's peak, nature' student and enthusiast, government lecturer on forest preser vation and author of "Wild "Life on the Rockies"— of which" one of the chapters not ieast,intorestlng. is devoted to the doings of. "Faithful Scotch." ' • 'Mountain climbers come from ' all over the world to ascend Long's peak, a 'picturesque; mountain of over 14,000 feet, Just this side of the Continental divide. Mr. Mills has been the guide of this mountain for more 'than .20 years and out of the . situation have grown the little rustic hotel- and log cabins of Long's Peak inn, where go the^ climbers, to begin the ascent. Of this little : rustic inn Scotch was no less the host than hlsrmaster. He welcomed' the # ' corning and sped the parting guest. Ho escorted the climb ers to the trail up t the peak. He re ceived the returning, fishermen. He kept" the burros on the other side of the brook., -He stood between the coyotes*and the inhabitants of the chicken yard.- He played football with the guests after dinner. \u25a0\u25a0'<\u25a0\u25a0 No matter how dogmatically the "in stinct" school of scientists may assert that animals do not reason, Scotch had a "mind of his own and used it— as any one could see who had two eyes. A catalogue of his exploits would fill a book. For examplo, when Scotch was but 2 years old a pack of coyotes made his life miserable. He, went 15 miles and brought back another collie. , That afternoon the two dogs played as neat a game on the coyotes as ever was seen and taught them their lesson, for all time. That, night the visiting collie returned home. a strapping young woman, accustomed to mountain climbing, in sisted upon' ascending Long's peak alone. Guide Mills assented, but sent Scotch with hbr. The young woman got to the summit safely, lingered too long and got caught In the darkness and a storm. When she went wrong on the down ward trail, Scotch, who knew overy Inch of the peak, did his best to get Iter buck. Hut the woman wan obsti nate. Scotch stayed with her on the mountain, ! kept her ' warm and saved her life. She was rescued at daylight, slightly frostbitten, but otherwise all right. When the rescuers ' arrived Scotch gave a yawp of disgust and dashed off home for some breakfast. Once Scotch misunderstood his orders m<i unflinchingly faced death in carry ing them out — as lie understood them. The San Francisco Call. SAN FRANCISCO, NOVEMBER 13, , 1910 His master sent him back on a wilder ness trail .in winter to find a lost mitten.' Twenty-four hours later in the bitter cold his anxious master, after 12 hours of desperate climbing, found Scotch lying on the mitten. lie thought he had been told to. guard the mitten, not to- bring It back! , The manner of the passing of Scotch is at once a pang and a consolation. Death by accident is always cruel be cause seemingly needless. But lie died in doing what he thought was his dyty. The sin of sins In a forest country is to leave fire, and the first duty of the man who finds lire in the forest is to put it out. Scotch knew this as well as any one — many an incipient fire he had put. out with his feet and many an alarm had lie given. This Bprlng Scotch paid a visit to the road menders, and, as fate would havq'it, he arrived just at the moment when tlie men hud taken shelter from a dynamite hlant. . His vigilant oye detected the smoke of the burning fuse. He barked the alarm and dashed to the He arrived just as the blast ex ploded. He was struck on the head and chest. Death was lnatautaiu-ouu.— Our Dumb. Animals. One on the Teacher Teacher (to dull boy In mathematics): You should bo ashamed of yourself. Why,, at your age George Washington was ft surveyor. Pupil: " Yes, sir j and at your age ho was president of the United States, —Ladies' Home Jounr.il. THE OPEN LETTER SECTION A Nation's Wealth JASPER B. SINCLAIR A nation's wealth consists not of its rich cities, its Jinn buildings, its large forests, its mines, its exports, its army, its navy, nor even of its finances. The real wealth of a nation consists of the people who compose it and of those who aid in that nation's support. The citizens of a country, are, the nation's most valuable assets.. | The diameter of a nation and of its government depends -entirely Upon the people of the country. General Grant once said, "The stability of this, gov ernment and the unity of this nation depend solely on the cordial support and the. earnest loyalty of the people." The people are the nation. They who up-_ hold the government, who do their. duty' to their country and themselves are the "sovereigns of the nation. If the citizens aro corrupt the gov ernment will bo corrupt. The corrupt ibility of. the nation . depends entirely on the people. The morals of the citi zens determine the decency of the, gov ernment. Men who seek office for what they can get out of It 'are " not good citizens. Political "bosses," immoral politicians ... susceptible .to temptation and. citizens' who take no interest in the government do not constitute the wealth of a nation. Instead they aid in a country's derogation. Since the days of early Greece, graft ing,, has been, the scourge; of ail gov ernments. Today it is even more evi dent than it was a thousand years ago. 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