By Daniel Carter Beard

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Two shots from a gun, for instance, may simply fired the right and left barrel of a mean that a man has shot-gun, but three shots in rapid succession would attract any hunter's or sportsman's attention, and if the three shots were again repeated in the same manner, he would know that someone was in trouble. " Three of everything does, and should have the same general meaning, a cry for succor, help, and alarm. The white man's custom of three shots as a sign of alarm, the Boy Scouts' custom of three stones, one on top of another, and three blazes on the tree, and three tufts of grass.

OFFICER 94 Sign for an officer of any kind, but as we have two other signs for officer, it thought wise to limit this to Scoutmaster or leader. ) is JUDGE. Means a judge Fig. 95. Judge. or a magistrate used by tramps to indicate any sort of an officer of the law. MM t (Tramp Fig. 96. A sword means a policeman; this is a European sign and it is the sword of the Gendarmes. ) Policeman. SCOOTS Doctor. Skull and Fig. 97. cross-bones, a doctor. ) scouts. Fig. 99. ) Scout. Fig. 98. ) A woman. ) 56 SIGNS, SIGNALS PASSED' IOQ AND SYMBOLS combined with arrow pointing down, means something that has happened; the four straight lines indicating men, Fig.

S. ) A continuous sounding with any fog signal Fourth apparatus. By (U. S. ) night: A gun or other explosive v signal fired at intervals of about a minute. (U. S. ) throwing stars of any color or description, fired one at a time, at short intervals. (U. S. ) Fourth A continuous sounding with any fog signal rel, oil Third barre land so forth. Rockets or apparatus. (U. S. shells (U. S. ) EMERGENCY SIGNALS WITH BOMBS (OR OTHER EXPLOSIVE), SMALL ARMS, OR THE NATIONAL ENSIGN A riot, general attention or alarm signal, indicating attack, conflagration, or other emergency, will be made by SIGNS, SIGNALS 42 AND SYMBOLS sound signals, when authorized as previously indicated, by one discharge of a cannon, rifle, pistol or smoke bomb by day, followed by a red rocket at half-minute intervals.

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