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SCOUTS' CORNER. The following extract which one of the Scout-Masters received by post the other day proves beyond all doubt that the "boys" are observing the laws of politeness, and make themselves useful whenever an opportunity occurs "Dear Sir, I am greatly interested in the Boy Scout movement, being a member of the Scouts' Council in my native town. While staying in Barmouth, a sharp- looking, bright-eyed lad brought me my errands from the shop. I noticed that he wore the Scout's badge. To test his loyalty I asked him one day, if be would do me a little kindness by fetching my papers from the Railway Station, as I did not feel will enough to go out. In an incredibly short time he was back with the papers, and I offered him two pence. He most politely saluted and refused the money, saying it was his good turn for the day. He nobly stood the test. I have taken the boy's name and address, and made further in- quiries concerning him, hoping that some day soqn I may have an oppor- tunity to do him a good turn." >:< '1' v The people of Spain and France are noted for their politeness. In Spain you ask a man the way-he does not merely point it out, but takes off his hat, bows, and says that it will be a great pleasure to him to show it, and walks with you till he has set you properly upon it. He will take no reward. Gen. Baden-Powell, the Chief Scout, relates the following:â"A lady told me that when in one of the far west Canadian townships she met a group of wild-looking cowboys walking down the street she felt quite alarmed. But as they got near they stood to one side, took off their bats with the greatest respect, and made way for her." Agood scout is always polite. ,v. The knights of old were particularly attentive in respect and courtesy to women. King Arthur, who made the rules of chivalry, was himself chival- rous to women of whatever class. iti meeting a woman or a little child, a I scout should, as a matter of course, always make way for her, even if he has to step off the pavement into the mud. In a crowded carriage a scout should be the first to get up and make room for a woman or a child to sit, and in doing so, it should be done cheerfully, with a smile. The exhortations which the scouts receive to be kind to dumb animals are bringing forth good fruits as proved by the following incident. One day last week a sheep fell near the Eiman Catholic Church and injured its leg. A A Boy Scout (John Morris, Water Street), observing this, tenderly picked up the poor animal and carried it all the way to Cellfechan,where it was properly seen to. Well done, John that was a kind good turn, which will be put down I to your credit.

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