He resentatlve. Mississippi, naturally, boasts of him a* a native son. Virginia claims him as a (Descendant of on* of her oldest famillet, and a graduate of the university that bears bÂ«r name. But It Is Teza that baa the atrongect claim on the new bead of the Depart- inent of Justice. It was In TÂ«XM that he established bis reputation a* a lawyer; it was for Tejcaa that b* won the most remarkable flght in the legal history of the United States, and a Texas girl is hi* life companion and the head of his new home In Washington. AMONG BOY SCOUTS "bij thi Unit Mr man fact the case a took Ixxsal headquarter* make* tbÂ« following report on the flrÂ«t and second class examinations recently given* First class--Iceland Qualntance, Troop 89, and Samuel Hardy, Troop 6, have compiled all the requirements, Â«,n4 are now first class scouts In good standing Kenneth Livingstone, of Troop 39, hag the Â·swlmmintj test to pass, *|td Baldwin Hardy, of Troop G, JjaÂ» to complete hi* test on animaJd. Hugh Johnston, ot Troop 6, haui the- tests to completa In mapmaklng, 14-mile hike, and observation Second *lasa--The following- have completed the second cUs* testa. Herbert Andrew*, Clarence Flake, and, Galen MQ- Keever. all of Troop J. ot Kensington, Mo. On the evening of October SO, a,t 3 o'clock, Â«t the Christian Church in Mount Rainier, Md , an exhibition will be given by the troop at this place. All are cordially Invited to attend. IN GIRL SCOUT RANKS The remilar meeting of Troop No. 6, Takoma Pa}-k. was held Friday afternoon. A new member, Elizabeth Tobias, was Initiated, bringing the enrollment of the troop to 24. While on a. hike Saturday last, near Wlldwood. a fire was discovered In the woods. Knowing: that It Is the duty ot scouts to understand how to extinguish fire, and to enforce the law In to "Ore prevention," these girls promptly put out the blaze by beating it down. Mra. B. S. Dutton Is the captain of thin troop. Mrs. T. If. Mclaughlin, of the Red Jross Society, attended the meeting of the iirl Scput captains at headquarters in the Munsay building WednÂ«Â«day *ftsrnoon Plans were perfected fpr the Red Cross "flag day," aa the Girl Scouts had been nvlted by Miss Mabel Board man to asglst In selling the little emblems for the benefit of war renÂ«f fun4Â», day wa* *rÂ«*u*F4a,y py the , Girl Scout* of Washington, and a gratifying Bum was realized tor th* rtHef fund. Mm MÂ«t*wghlln awrtsned the va- rious troops to their reÂ»pect!vÂ» stations throughout the shopping Hstrtet. Many prominent merchant! hetrtDr cooperated the Â·eeott, an4 fer-rarded their In rrary way- TaÂ« flrl* presented a trim appÂ«arHÂ»o* in UxHr attractive forma, and they Â«rÂ«UtaMr represented th* caus* for which they are banded together. Among'.th* captains who at- tentUd tbe girls were Mra. M. B. Foster, Mrs. SUB-MI Eggleston, Mrs. R. S. Dutton, Mrs Virginia McKenzle. Mrs. M. F. Mooers, and Mrs. C. S. Rafter A new troop, No. 14, was organized Saturday, with Miss Grace Kendall captain and Mlsa Reeside lieutenant. This troop 1* compoiÂ«d of Georgetown girl*, Â»Uteen having been mustered In at the flrat mettlng. The meetings are to be beld la Peck Memorial Chapel, the patrol* hay. Ing been formed by the Rev. H. B. of the Church of the Covenant, Mrs M. R. Foster, of Troop NÂ«. W, reports that at the meeting held Tuesday Louise p Smith and flve other girls joined after having heard th* addrwuws made at the Cooks School UÂ«t week by Miss Keal, the national Â»eeret*ry; Mri. Foster, and Miss GatMkl. Troop No. 2, of clpltol Tfelghte, -whose captain Is Mrs Virginia McKenzie, went on a long hike October 2 to Bradbury Heights. It was accompanied by the troop "mascot" Maxwell, and a most en Joy able supper was prepared for the gjri by friends at the captain This tree made charming little red and white cmd Ions for the Red Cross flag pins, and girls were Instrumental In selling m*n of them on "Flag day." Troop No. 6 held Its meeting me uÂ«u In the Petworth M. E Church. CHI Thomas, Gladys Rahn. and Denee KoUsr who are eligible for second class badges were given their tests by the ecptalr Mrs. M. F. Mooers. The following gtrtÂ» who have been scouts for six rnontbg, newed their pledges and took the Scoq oath. Mary Mikesell, Kathleen Culver well. Jessie Collins, Oertrud* Coon, Dor othy Leach. Melba Jones. Elisabeth KÂ«Â»t ing, and Anna C ashman. Out* of th scouts belonging to thle troop, Atlc Craier, ha* qualified for the swimmer badge, and hat) applied to bcamarte for examination by the committee T tent U to nwlrn Â» yard* In on*'Â» cloth In*, llluÂ«trÂ»Ung the rescue of a, pur-son. Troop No. IS U practicing marching in preparation for JMJ-MMUI in "foil* jÂ»no ing, and next Friday evening thÂ« mÂ«m *Â«rÂ» are to begin a eounrw In t*,Â«ke wider MiÂ« Bergman, of Neigh H0UM, Mrs. Pwmebaker,~ol the Federation t Women Â· Clubs, hM invited ths flrtrl Scouts of Savannah to attend the con, vention at Albany, and the club life o these young people wjll meet with ever] Â·encouragement from th* federation. I has been stated that the girls of th various troops are working with grea eagerness to perfect themselves In th many branches of Uvslr work In order make ready to t* photographed for lantern slides. This Idea Is already In fore in Boston One of the little scouts o, New Bedford, Mass, Clodla Burke has been awarded a hero medal by the Ralston hero commission of St Louis for saving the life of a tiny child.