The Hongkong Telegraph.


Saturday, June 13, 1914.
香港英六月拾卅號 禮拜六
甲寅年五月二十晚

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THE BOY SCOUTS.

   Sir,- I regret that the bare assertion of "One of the Scouts" that they are a "non-military organisation" cannot convince me against the evidence of my senses. I see them constantly carrying out military drills and evolutions. I read in their "Scouts Gazette" of "manoeuvres," "field-days," "enemies," "attack," "defence" -the whole gamut of warlike phrase. What are they being prepared for? It seems quite possible that "One of the Scouts," in common with the one or two Protestant assistants be mentions, is being kept in ignorance of the real objects of this undoubtedly military movement.

   I would inform "One of the Scouts" that the Nationalist Volunteers, as I know them, are not disloyal and are certainly not lacking in "character." We Irish Unionists only quarrel with them because we do not want religious government in Ireland and they do. The Irish Unionist is bound to view Catholic military organization with suspicion. So far as I know, the opposition that the Boy Scouts in Hongkong are up against is the opposition of those who share the political opinions of.

   Yours etc.

   AN IRISH UNIONIST,

   Hongkong, June 12, 1914.