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(Coir3"1 poy Sl?0uts of America.)
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1 I want a scout, because I can de
j ()D 'f)iiu. he is trustworthy.'
?e?t m scout and stlU has him.
-A leader'" one of our leading clubs
anted - scouts for a particu
T stH-tice during the war. The
hief exprt sed doubt about his ability,
; cet them, and suggested he ask an
ther source. The answer came
ijf i can't get scouts, I doij't want
JDV. i can trust a scout"
i might multiply these instances
I hundredfold. The fact is the pub
lic has come to trust a scout because
ie is trustworthy. .
Put after all, the real test of a
;cout is his home life. .If dad or
aether can say ; "Our boy is a good
icout. he is worthy of our trust," then
j,e jS 9 srood scout indeed.
A "stout is trustworthy. This law
,irniitintr is heard around the world.
t is the foundation, the flower of the
scout movement. "
SOLDIER JOINS SCOUT RANKS.
Widely known amoig. boy scouts and
prominent as a teacher in south
Georgia, Prof. W. L. Sprouse, returned
soldier from France, begins his work
as scout commissioner of Waycross
and Ware county with the reorganiza
tion of the movement in that section.
Scouting is fortunate in lining up
such capable men who have an abound
ins interest in boys and a! great love
for the outdoors. I ;
Mr. Sprouse was. reared in the foot
bills of the Cumberland . mountains,
educated at Peabody college and the
Cniverslty of Tennessee, has taught in
public and private schools for eight
years, served with the A. B. F. over
seas for nearly a year, has traveled ex
tensively, lecturing the boy scouts on
the Mammoth cave, where he has made
?xplorations, and for five years has
seen a hustling scoutmaster in this
section. - '
"1 shall hope to see the day when
scouting will become a tremendous
factor in training our Southern boys
for citizenship," said Professor
Sprouse. "Organized boyhood has won
a prominent and lasting place in our
national life because of what boy
scouts did for the country and the
world during the war.
SCOUTS LOOKING UP SOLDIERS
Again the boy scouts have been
called into service by Uncle Sam. The
treasury department is having difficul
ty in locating many of the returned
service men, whose war risk insurance
is apt to become void unless payments
are kept up.
Secretary Carter Glass says: Tt is
Impossible for the treasury department
to reach a large proportion of the
demobilized men by mall, for the rea
son that many of them are not return
ing to their former homes, or have
changed their addresses, or for the
time being are transient. If they per
mit their insurance to lapse and die
before they reinstate it, their depend
ents cannot receive any insurance from
the government, and consequently
there will be widespread dependency,
destitution and suffering throughout
the country during the years to come.
The services of the boy scouts have
been called upon to aid in preventing
the threatened condition. Every troop
will be supplied with a number of gov
ernment posters to be placed in favor
SCOUTS A FAITH RESTORATIVE.
So common is the sight of the scout
uniform, so far-reaching is the scout
service, and so deep is Its impression
Q the American imagination, that it is
hard to think that scouts have not al
There are times when all of us des
pair of the future of-the race, so ram
Pant seems evil, so triumphant and ar
rant seems vice and selfishness. We
know nothing that can so swiftly re
"tore faith for humanity as the sight
a troop of uniformed scouts.
Give the scout movement its rlght
fDl chance and when America's pres
ent boyhoed becomes America's man
nod. a bond of comradeship, a bond
01 brotherhood, shall have been forged
whioh it will be Impossible to break.
Then we shall have the brotherhood
ff man, then we shall have true Amer
icanism. WHAT KEEPS SCOUTS BUSY.
The juvenile probationers in Mont
claIr. -N. J., are handled at the boy
scut office. ;
A u'leel chair was bought for an
"valid boy by the scout troop In
Iohnuag, N. Y.
Sco its in Wyano, Penn., raised
eJ()tiKh money to buy a bell for a
ch,irch and also pledged $50.
As a novel "good turn," the scoutf
n Troop No. 4 of Dorraont Penn.
Jave planted 25 cherry trees "just to
"blrds." , v .
SERIOUS DISEASE OF HORSES
Reappearance of Malady in West
Leads Experts to Urge Value of
Oepared by th united States Depart,
ment of Agriculture.)
An outbreak of what is commonly
called the "Kansas horse disease" has
taken place in western Kansas and
eastern Colorado within recent weeks
causing the loss of several hundred
horses. With the reappearance of this
malady, which veterinarians designate
as forage poisoning, or cerebrospinal
meningitis, representatives of the bu
reau of animal industry and the Col
orado agricultural college began a vig
orous campaign, which it is believed
has effectively checked the epidemic.
The fact that in the outbreak of 1912
Kansas lost some 20,000 horses indi
cates the serious possibilities of such
an occurrence, and the value of speedy
protective measures such as the fed
eral and state experts have taken.
The cause of this disease is not
definitely known, but it is believed
to be due to eating some -form of
Well-Ventilated Stable tor Keeping
Horses Is of Great Importance.
fungous growth. In response to ques
tions in behalf of farmers and others
whose animals have been stricken, the
bureau of animal industry has sent
out a number of telegrams informing
owners that work horses in the afflict
ed areas should "not be permitted to
graze, and as 'far as possible they
should receive only hay and grain ra
tions from last year's crops. Horses
in pastures should be removed to barns
.or dry-feed lots, and should likewise
be fed only hay and grain rations
from last year's crop.
FEED FOR BEEF PRODUCTION
Silage Has Proven Profitable In Tests
Recently Made by a Few Ex
R. W. Clark, Colorado Agricultural Col
lege, FOrt Collins, Colo.
Tests recently made by a few ex
periment stations proved silage a prof
itable feed in beef production.
Wisconsin fed one lot of steers per
head per day as follows : Shelled corn
12.4 pounds, cotton seed meal 2.7
pounds, corn silage 32.8 pounds, and
mixed hay 2J2 pounds. The cost of 100
pounds of gain was $22.64 and the
profit per steer was $19.36. Another
lot of steers was fed per head per day
as follows: Cotton seed meal 3.5
pounds, corn silage 56.4 pounds, and
mixed hay 2.6 pounds. .The cost! of
100 pounds gain was $16.03 and the
profit per steer was $25.33.
The day of heavy grain feeding is
over and to offset it -the farmers are
building silos and feeding silage.
LOSS BY HOG TUBERCULOSIS
Raisers Should Be Posted as to Na
ture and Prevalence of Disease
' and Prevent It.
(Prioared 'by tbe" 'Unlted States Depart
ment of Agriculture.)
Hog raisers, says the United States
department of agriculture, should be
well posted as to the nature and prev
alence of hog tuberculosis and how to
prevent and get rid of It, so thatfinan
clal losses may be avoided. Farmers'
Bulletin 781 is devoted to a discussion
of the subject.
The big draft horse Is self-repairing.
Prepare warm, dry, hat well-ventilated
quarters for the brood sows.
Early gains are the cheapest gains
in feeding any kind of live stock.
In fattening hogs for market, they;
hould be fed a balanced ration regtt-
There should be more hogs on many
fams, enough at least for the meat
Supply of the manager.
: Sleeping quarters should be provld
d that will keep the hogs comfortable
nd keep them from squealing and pll
ag upon each other on cold nights.
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EWS comes from Bavaria that
r new viVfjiumcut LllCi C AO
negotiating with the ex-klng,
Ludwig in, now living as an.
exile in Switzerland, for a legal settle
ment on the state of his landed prop
erty in Bavaria. If this is so, it doubt
less involves the most gorgeous trio
of palaces built by any European mon
arch in modern times. These struc
tures, says the New York Times, were
well known to tourists before the war;
in fact, so large and sumptuous are
they, so hopelessly beyond the modest
needs of the Bavarian royal family
did they prove, that for a long time
their only use was to provide a little
revenue "through the fees charged to
the thousands of visitors who passed
yearly through their spacious halls.
The palaces in question are Neu
schwanstein, Llnderhof and Herren-
chlemsee, all three built by the "mad J
King," JLudwig II of Bavaria, who
reigned from 1864 to his tragic death
in 1886, and cost Bavaria such huge
sums by his extravagance that he was
finally deposed and locked up as in
During the time that Ludwig was
pouring out his own and the state's
funds in rebuilding old castles and
building the new ones that were to
make his name a synonym for extrav
agance he was bound in intimate
friendship with Richard Wagner, the
famous composer. The signs of this
friendship may be seen in one of the
castles, Neuschwanstein, where there
are many paintings of scenes from the
legends upon which Wagner based his
Neuschwanstein Most Remarkable.
Of the three great palaces which
may revert to the Bavarian state as a
result of the negotiations between the
exiled Bavarian king and the govern
ment which overthrew him, the most
remarkable, both in location and archi
tecture, is Neuschwanstein. It is about
eighty-five miles south of Munich, in
the Bavarian highlands, three 'miles
from the quaint old town of Fussen,
and close to the old castle of Hohen
schwangau, which originally belonged
to the house of Guelph and was pur
chased in 1567 by the dukes of Bava
ria. Hohenschwangau was the favor
ite residence of the mad King Ludwig,
but, tiring of staying long in one place,
he conceived the idea of building an
other castle-palace, In the manner of
the kings of the middle ages. His eye
fell upon a precipitous crag close to
Hohenschwangau, and there, between
1869 and 1886, arose the splendid pal
ace which ranks as the greatest of all
the many monuments to Ludwigs
building mania. Its name, Neusch
wansteln, 4s due to the fact that the
near-by castle of Hohenschwangau was
formerly called Schwanstein.
- Ludwig set three of the best-known
Bavarian architects Dpllman, RIedel
and Hoffman to work on this creation
of his wild fancy, and they reared for
him a grand structure in the Roman
esque style, planned somewhat after
the style of the Wartburg. Here the
influence of Wagner on the king may
be traced, for the Wartburg, in Thur-
ingia, is where Tannhauser and other
singers meet, in the Wagnerian opera
of that name, to compete for the land
Neuschwanstein, however, was built
on a much larger and more magnifi
cent scale than the Wartburg. It is
splendidly fitted up throughout, and
from its windows there are surpassing
ly beautiful views of the Hohen
schwangau, the Alp-See, a little lake
far below, and the wild gorge of the
Visitors ascend to the showrooms,
which are on the third floor, by means
of a stairway In the main tower, which
Juts up' to a height of nearly 20C f set
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The Wagnerian leanings, which were
so important a part of King Ludwig's
life, are evidenced again by a series of
frescoes, showing scenes from the life
of Siegfried, Tannhaeuser, Lohengrin
and Parsifal, and from the lives of
those two familiar figures in the "Meis-
tersinger," Hans Sachs and Walter
von der Vogelweide, which adorn the
magnificent apartments of the third
floor. In the gothic bed chamber, Wag
ner again comes to the fore, for it Is
adorned with scenes from the story
of "Tristan and Isolde."
Product of Wild Extravagance.
Llnderhof, another of Ludwig's fan
tastic palaces, is some seventy miles
from Munich. Like Neuschwanstein, it
also is in the Bavarian highlands, sev
en miles from the famous town of
Oberammergau, renowned all over the
world for its "Passion Play." Llnder
hof is in the rococo style, and was
built between 1869 and " 1879, when
Ludwig was at the height of his wild
career of money-spending. Its princi
pal feature is the beautiful gardens
that surround it, which attract large
numbers of tourists, who combine a
trip to the castle with a visit to Ober
In these gardens Is a bronze eques
trian statue of Louis XIV of France,
evidence of the mad Bavarian mon
arch's hallucination that there was
something in common between him and
the great French ruler. This crops up
again In the decorations of the interior
of the palace, which include a series
of portraits of French celebrities of
the time of Louis XIV and his suc
cessor, Louis XV. Ludwig did not for
get a statue of himself, which is one
of the adornments of the gardens of
Llnderhof. Another object of interest
Is an artificial grotto, with a small
lake and waterfall, which visitors may
have illuminated with electric light,
provided, however, that they number
at least ten; or, if fewer, pay for as
many as ten tickets a good Instance
of the frugality which ruled in Bavaria
following Ludwig IPs career of ex
travagance. Llnderhof s gardens also boast a
kiosk, in the Moorish style, with sta
An Imitation of Versailles.
The third of the series of Ludwig
n's "follies" is Herrenchiemsee, an Im
itation of the great palace of Versailles,
situated on an island in the Chiemsee,
a small lake fifty-seven miles southeast
of Munich. Dollman and Hoffman, two
of the architects who built Neuschwan
stein (the former also did Llnderhof).
were engaged by Ludwig to design
Herrenchiemsee. They worked on it
between 1878 and 1885, hut left It un
completed, as by that time the Bava
rians had had enough of the king's
wild ways and were getting ready to
lock him up.
Herranchiemsee Is built on three
sides of a square, in which tre fine
fountains without water, though, for
many years. In the vestibule Is a
beautiful group of enameled peacocks
these birds were great favorites with
Ludwig. From the vestibule opens a
court paved with marble, on the right
of which Is a staircase splendidly
adorned with marble, stucco and paint
ings. ' r '
The mad king never really enjoyed
any of his palaces. His malady grew
upon him from year to year, and he
spent much of his time restlessly wan
dering from one palace to another, In
dulging in wild night rides without
definite aim, craving solitude.
As early as 1880, sixteen years after
his accession to the throne, Ludwig's
extravagance had brought financial
ruin, upon him, and it became apparent
that something had to be done to check
his follies. On the 6th of June, 1SS6
he was adjudged Insane.
PRICES PAID BY MERCHANTS FOR
FARM PRODUCTS IN NORTH
Corn, $2.00 bu; wheat, $2.26 bu;
obts, 96c bu; peas, $2.40 bu; Irish po
tatoes, $2.50 owt; sweet potatoes,
Corn, $2 bu; wheat, $2.25 bu; oats,
$1 bu; peas, $2.50 bu; sweet pota
toes, $1.25 bu.
Corn, $1.80 fou; wheat, $2.40 bu;
soy beans, $3 bu; peas, $2.50 1 bu;
Irish potatoes, $2 bu; sweet potatoes,
Corn, $2 bu; wheat, $2.30 bu; oats,
95c bu; peas, $2.75 bu; Irish potatoes,
$3.75 swt; sweet potatoes, $1.50 bu.
Corn, $1.85, bu; wheat, $2.25 bu;
oats, 91c bu; Irish potatoes, $5 bag;
sweet potatoes, $1 bu.
Corn, $1.90 bu; wheat, $2.35 bu;
oats, 90c bu; soy beans, $3 bu; peas.
$3 bu; sweet potatoes, $2 bu.
Corn, $1.90 bu; oats, $1 bu; soy
beans, $2.75 bu; peas, $3 bu; Irish
potatoes, $2.75 bu; sweet potatoes,
PRICES OF BUTTER, EGGS, POUL
TRY AND HOGS.
Country butter, 52c lb; creamery
butter, 65c lb; eggs, 62c doz; spring
chickens, 27c lb; hens, 26c b; hogs,
$19.50 cwt; country hams, 40c lb.
Country butter, 65c lb; creamery
butter, 75c lb; eggs, 60c doz; spring
chickens, 35c lb; hens, 30c lb; hogs,
$20-$24 cwt; country hams, 40c lb.
Country butter, 65c lib; creamery
butter, 70c lb; eggs, 70c doz; spring
chickens, 35c lb; hens, 25c lb; .hogs,
$20 cwt; country hams, 50c lb.'
Country butter, 65-70c lb; creamery
butter, 80c lb; eggs, 60c doz; spring
chickens, 40c lb; hens, 30c lb; hogs,
Country butter, 50c lb; creamery
butter. 62c lb; eggs, 65c doz; spring
chickens, 40c Kb; Lens, 30c lb; coun
try hams, 55c lb.
Country butter, 60c lb; eggs, 70c
doz; spring chickens, 50c lb; hens,
35c lb. ,
Country butter, 50c Kb; creamery
butter, 70c lb; eggs, 0c doz; spring
chickens, 35c lb; hens, 25c lb; hog,
$25 cwt; country hams, 45c lb.
PRICES OF COTTON, SEED, ETC.
Middling cotton, 38c; , cotton . seed,
Middling cotton, . 37.60c; cotton
seed, $1.20 bu.
Middling cotton, 36.50c; cotton
seed, $1.2750 bu.
Middling cotton, 38c.
Middling cotton, 36c; cotton seed.
$1.30 bu; cotton seed meal, $75 ton.
Stolen Jewels Recovered.
Raleigh. Police recovered about
$75,000 worth of diamonds and other
Jewelry stolen from a local hotel by a
bell boy who, according to the chief
of police, thought the trunk contained
The trunk, from which some of the
diamonds ere missing, was found in a
patch of woods four miles from the
city and " two miles from the place
to which it was originally carried af
ter removal from the hotel. The jew
elry. In charge of a salesman, was the
property of two New York firms.
McCall Plans Stranded.
Oastonia. The airplane contracted
tor by the MoCall forces for cam
paigning in the district In the Inter
est of his nomination for congress on
he Democratic ticket is stranded at
Oastonia, the landing gear having
been torn up in alighting there.
Plans for the airplane to visit Lin
colnton and other places In the dis
trict were hrterf erred with as a result
of the damage to the machine, which
was scheduled to make a trip to Lin-
colnton sd other places during the
Innocent Steel Pigeon.
Charlotte. Bearing a message from
bis fathera fugitive : from Justice
Ray Giles, son of D. M. Giles, Rock
Hill photographer, who shot down his
wife in a busy Rock Hill street, inno
cently and unwittingly led Charlotte
Dolice to his father's hiding place.
While Mrs. Giles lay near death In
a Rock Hill hospital, Charlotte police
trailed her stepson to a rooming
bouse and arrested the husband-
. Lying beneath a . fceavy blanket in
bis eelL Giles admitted the shooting.
C8y I REV. P. B. FITZ WATER, D.
Teacher of English Bible la the Moody
Bible Institute of Chicago.)
(Copyright, 119. Western Newspaper Union)
LESSON FOR DECEMBER 7
PETER AND JOHN ASLEEP IN
- LESSON TEXT Mark 14:32-42.
GOLDEN TEXT Watch ye and pray,
lest ye enter into temptation. Mark 14:33.
ADDITIONAL, MATERIAL, Mat. 26:38
W; Luke 22:39-54; John 18:1-11.
PRIMARY TOPIC An Ang-el Strengthening-
JUNIOR TOPIC Peter and John Fall
to Help Jesus. ;?
INTERMEDIATE TOPIC Asleep on
SENIOR AND ADULT TOPIC Jesus
Depends upon His Disciples.
I. Christ's Suffering (w. 32-34).
1. The place (v. 32). The garden of
Gethsemane an Inclosure containing
olive and fig trees, beyond Kidron,
about three-fourths of a mile from Je-
rusalem. The name means olive-press.
The name Is significant of the occasion.
Edersheim says it is an emblem of
trial, distress and agony. Perhaps the
garden was owned by ' one of Jesus
2. His companions (v. 35). He took
with him the 11 disciples, that they
might share, so far as possible, this
sorrow with him. Being a real human
being he craved sympathy. He bade
them watch with him. While he knew
that he must "tread the wine-press
alone," he had a keen appreciation of
sympathy so far as those who loved
him could give it. The behavior of the
disciples shows the utter limitation, pf
3. His great sorrow (v. 34). This is
the same as the "cup" in verse 36. It
was not primarily the prospect of
physical suffering that was crushing
him; It was the suffering as a sin
bearer the sensations of his pure soul
coming into contact with the awful sin
and guilt of the world. Only pure and
refined natures can understand this.
In addition to this, there was the Judg-
fell upon his Son instead of the sin
ner. God caused the iniquities of the
world to strike upon Jesus (II Cor.
6:21; Isa. 53 :6). ,
II. Christ Praying (w. 35-42).
Though he prized human sympathy
In the hour of supreme need, his only
recourse was prayer. The sympathy
of our friends is helpful, but in the
great crises of life we can find help
only when we go to God in prayer. "Is
any among you afflicted? Let' him
pray" (James 5:13). - ' -
1. The first prayer (w. 35-38). (1J
His posture (v. 35). He fell on his
face, prostrate on the ground. In. the
hour of our great need we naturally
prostrate ourselves before God. ; This
is a becoming posture. (2) His peti
tion (v. 36). "Take away this cup
from me." By the cup is meant his
death on tne cross. He did not desire
to escape fre cross. No doubt it was
most grievous to him to face its shame,
but he pressed on, knowing that for
this cause he had come into the world
(John 12:27, 28; cf. Heb. 2:14). He
prayed that the "hour might pass from
him,' that is, that his life might be
prolonged to die on the cross at the
appointed ime to make atonement for
the sins of the world. The burden was
so great that it seemed his life would
be crushed out His prayer was heard
(Heb. 5:7). . When God hears our
prayers he grants the petition desired
(1 -Tnhn t141RV Ancplfi mfntfltorori
to him, giving the necessary grace to
endure to the end (Luke 22:43). (3)
His resignation (v. 36). His will was
In subjection to the Father. He knew
that his death on the cross was the
will of God the Father ; for he was the
Lamb slain from the foundation of the
world. (4) The disciples rebuked (v.
57). He singled out Peter, since he
had been the most conspicuous in pro
claiming his loyalty (John 13:38).
Though he would go with him to death,
he could not watch one hour. (5) Ex
hortation to the disciples (v. 88).
"Watch and pray, lest ye enter Into
temptation. The only wayto be able
to stand in the time of trial is to be
watching and praying. Jesus knew
that although the disciples meant well,
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ed from above. The flesh is too weak
to stand the strain.
2. The second prayer (rv. 89. 40).
He withdrew the second time from his
disciples and uttered the same words
In prayer. This was not vain repeti
tion. It is proper to repeat our re
quests. He found the disciples asleep
again. Their shame and confusion was
more marked than at llrsL
3. The third prayer (vv. 41, 42).
He uttered the same words In his
third prayer (Matt, 20:44). He now
tells the disciples to sleep on and take
their rest, as the hour had come for
his betrayal. There Is such a thing
as being asleep when wanted and
awaking when It Is too late. If the
disciples had been praying they would
not have fallen asleep.
Kindness, Cheapest of All.
The cheapest of all th' Is kind
ness, its exercise requiring, the least
possible trouble and self -sac. iflce.
Some men see to expect opportu
nity to drive up to the door and take
them for a Joy ride.
Rights tf Others.
. Zeal Is very Wind, or badly regulatM.
when It encroaches upon the rights cf