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Synopsil.-With his grandfather,
small llamsey Milholland is watch
ing the "Decoration Day Parade"
in the home town. The old gentle
man, a veteran of the Civil war,
endeavors 'to impress the young
ster with the significance, of the
great conflict, and many years aft
erward the boy was to remember
his words with startling vividness.
In the schoolroom, a few years
afterward, Ramsey is not distin
guished for remarkable ability,
though his pronounced dislikes are
arithmetic, "lItecitation's" and Ger
man. in sharp vontrast to itam
sey's backwardness is the precocity
of little Dora Yoeum. a young lady
whom in his bitterness lie denomi
nates "Teacher's Pet." In high
school, where he and Dora are
classmates, Ramsey continues to
feel that the'girl delights to inani
fest her superiority, and the vin
dictiveness lie genera tes becomes
alarining, culminating in the reso
lutoion that some day lie will
"show" her. At a class picnic Rarn
sey is captured bag an(l baggage
by Milla Rust, the class beauty,
and endures the agonies of lils first
love. Hiansey's parents object to
Mills and wish he'd taken up with
Dora Yncum. ansey kisses Milla.
Then Milla suddenly leaves town.
She marries. Ramsey enters the
state university and there is Dora
Concluding hils reading, which was
oral, the volatile Mitchell nade use
of his voice in a nianner of heathenish
bolsterousness, and presently reelined
upon a louige to laugh the better. Ills
stricken conrade, meanwhile, recov
ered so far as to pace the floor. "I'm
goin' to pack up and light out for
home!" he declared over and over.
And even oftener he read and reread
the card to ninke sure of the etual
ity of that fatal coincidence, "D. Yo
"If I could do it," he vocifernted,
"If I colild stand ip there and debate
one o' their darn ole debates in the
first place-if I had the gull to even
try it, why, my gosh ! you don't sup
pose I'm golfi' to get tip there and
argue with that girl, (1o you? That's
a hot way to get an edugation: stand
up there and arglie with a girl before
a coulple o' hundred people ! My
"You got to!" his prostrate compan
ion cackled, weakly. "You can't get
out of it. You're a goner, ole Buddy(13 !"
"I'll h~e sick, I'll be sick as a dlog!
I'll be sick as the sickest dhg that
-"No , use, ole man. The frat
senirs'll be on the job. They'll know
whet her you're sick or not, and they'll
havey you ther-e, ighit on thle spot to
Th'le predictIon wtas accurate. The
too fatherly "frat seni's" dlid all thai.
F'i'd s-lid they would, and muore. For
the honor of the "frat," they coached
the dlesperalte llamnsey in the technic
of Luminen debate, told him many muore
things to1 say than could he said in
Lix' ninutes, anad produtced him, de
spaliring, ghastly and bw'eewed, in the
large hall of thle I Lmen' soelty at
eight o'clock oin [Frliay eveninag.
F'ourm othiei' ''twelve-minute diebmates"
pr'ecededl lis anad the soundit of t hese,
in Itanasey's (earis, wias (lie sound of
Glabrieil iratlliig on lis boirn in the
ear'ly mnorninag of' Judginent dlay. The
miember's of thle 50('lety sat, three rowys
dleip, iilonig the watlls of~ the roomt,
leaving a ('lear ollong of' gr'een (cari
pet in thie center1e, wherie wereO tw
sall des5ks, twty3 f'eet uaart, lhe
r'ostriumis of thle debater('ms. Upon a
piatformii at thle haead of thle room sat
drendfuli seniors, (lie omllers of thle
soelety, anmd, uiponi benchies near' thle
platform, thle dehl Ieirs of the evening
weire aligned, One of the fraternal
seniors siat with swelltering tamise'y'
and (lie latter', as his I imne irelentlessly
caime neairerl, made a lust miiirable
"Look here, Brother (Colhurn, I got
to gt't 4'ut 0' lhere,"
'"No, y'ou dion't, younig fl'tllow."'
"Y'es, I do !" llamsey wvhiper'd, pas
siOniatly.3' "~IHonest, 1 do.6 I loniest,
IBrother't Colhurn, I got to get ai dinik
of water, I got to !"..
"No, You can't,"
"Hiuiest, Colburn, I got-s"
Itamsey cast lisa dilating eyes along
the rows of faces, Most ouf them were
but as blurs, swimming, yet lie wa'is
aware (lie thought) of a formidable
and horrible imfpassive scrutiny of'
hiniself, a glare seeming to pierce
thr'ough him to the back of the belt
r'ound~ his waist, so that he began to
have f'ear'ful doubts about that belt,
about every faistening anti adjustment
of lis garments, about the expression
of his ('Ountemmaiee, anid maluny other
things ,jumiling together in lis con
sciousness. Over anti over lie wthis
paeredl gaspingly to himself the open
ing wordts of the sentence ithi whieh
a senior hiad advised him to begin his
argument. And as the moment of mu
'f'rWIrN Pyers #
ghh Doubleday. PQqe &gCompong.
preme agony drew close, this whisper
Ing became continuous: "in ilciag
my first npearance before this honor'
ble membership I feel constrained to
say in making my first appearalce be
fore this honor'ble membership I feel
constrained to say in making my first
appearance before this honor'ble memn
It had come. Tie chairman
announced the subject of the fourth
freshman twelve-minute debate; and
Dora Yocum, hitherto unperceived by
Rlamsey, rose and went forward to one
of the small desks in the open spice,
where she stood composedly, a slim,
pretty figure in white. Members in
Itamsey's neighborhood were aware of
a brief and)(I huilshed colmmOlit tion, itnd a
tierce whisper, "You cn't! Y oi get
u) there!", And the blanched Itatisey
came forth and placed himniself at the
other desi k.
lie stood before the silent popu
lIice of 1ithat morgue. find it s"e'imed to
lat that his features had forgotten
that lie was supposed to he their own
or and in control of them; lie felt that
they were slipping all over his face,
regardless of his wishes. Ills head,
ns a whole, was subject to an agita
tion not before known by him; it de
sired to move rustily in eccentric ways
of its own devising; his legs alternate
ly limbered and straightened under no
direction but their own ; and his hands
clutched each other fiercely behind his
back ; lie was not one cohesive person,
evidently, but an assembled collection
of parts whieh had relapsed eich into
its owin individluaity. In spite of theIlm,
lie somehow contrived the semblance
of a bow toward the chairman and the
semblance of another toward Dora, of
whom he was but hazily conscious.
Then lie opened his month aind. not
knowing how he had started his voice
going, heard It as If from a distance.
"lit making my first appea rance be
fore this honor'ble memnbership I feet
restrained to say-" He stopped
short, and thenceforward shook visi
bl. Afe a Alon pash' aae
H.wamedt tthny Lonest oue Alai
auseskere, and wthed Awfu Gavityn
atof thecAenctyten Ald nsuf iat
"Th*te sje ug signe d t g e."h
suad Is esolvedt tats Germany is
maor'ly amnd legally justified in liel
gians-egigmutus ! Th'lis sublje(ct was
assigned to meo to be thle subj~ect of
this111 dhto.'' I te Inttetrrute d himtsel f
to gasp plitcotsly. founidl brething dif.
fleulit, but faltered on tigmin: "Thliis
subject is the subject. It is the sub
jec~t that was assignedl to meao on a
postal ('trd." Then, fort a momien t oni
so, lie had a miraculous spuirt of confi
dence, anid cotilmled, ra ther raidil~ly:
"I feel contra':ined to sauy thait the
(Oiunt ry of Belgian---eglium, I mean
this colmtry has been conist ra'ined by~
the-inuvadedl I mean-inivaded by3 the
Iiperhtil German Imipire aniel my sub
ject in this inebnte is whether' it ought
to or not, my being the infernative,
afirmantive I mennt-that I got to prove
that G ermnany ia mnor'iy anid legally
justilled. I wish to state that-"
lie .pautsed again, lenugihily, then
struggled on. "I have been relestedl
to5 stite that thme German Imp-Emph-e
--thlit it certainly isn't right for those
Dutch-I ermatns, I mean-they haven't
got any miore business ini Belgium than11
I have myself, but I-I feei constrained
to say Itat I had to accehit wvhatever
slid' of' this debate I got oni the postal
card, tol so I am constraltned to take
the suet of the Dutch. I mean the
Germtants. Trho Dutch are. s 'imetimes
ctall-i mean the' Germans are sonme
times called the Dutch ini this country.
but they aren't Dutch, tnough some
times called Dutch in this country.
Well, and so-:-so, well, the war began
last August or about then, inyway,
and the German larmy Iuvaidle( the 1lm.
glan army. After they got there, the
Invasion begain. First. the'y caie
tiround there land then they com
menced Invading. Well, whut I feel
He came to the longest of all his
pauses here, and the awful gravity of
the audience almost suffocntel him,
"Vell," lie concluded, "it don't look
right to ie." ,
"Four minutes!" the cliariman an.
itouncedl, for Ratusey's pauses had
worn away a great el more of this
terrible interval than hadI his elo
huence. "Opening stiatement for the
negative: Miss D. Yocutm. Four min
As Dorn began to speak, Ramsey
experlencedl a little relief, but only a
little-about the same amount of relief
as that felt by a bridegroom when It
Is the bride's tuen to "respond," not
renily relIef at all, but merely the
%light relaxation of a coilnuing
atrina. The audience now looked at
Itamsey no more than/people look at a
bridegroom, but he failed to percelve
Mny substantial mitigatIon of his
frightful conspleiuoisness. le had not
the remotest idea of what lie had saId
in setting forth his case for Germany,
mnid he knew that it was his dluty to
lIsten closely to Dorn, int order to be
table to refute her argument when hIs
two-minute closing speech fell dlue;
but he was conselous of little more
thai1n hIs own condition. his legs had
Inow gone wiI(l beyondf all <levilry, and
lie hld to keep shifting hIs weight from
ine to the ot her in order even to hope
that their frenzy niight esenpe gen.
He retalized that Dora was sp1ek1ing
rapily lanil (conibhdlitly, land1 that some
where in his ill-lsselmibled parts lurked
a fatInlilar hit of him thlt objectedl to
her evpn more thni usual ; but she hliad
us(.(]Ililf of her time, lit least, b(ore
lie was able Io gather any coherent
mealling from what she was saying.
Even thien Ie cilight only a fragment,
here (and there, unid for the rest-so
far as Itamsey was concernedl-she
might as well have been reciting the
In spite of the rather startlIng fee
bleness of her opponent's statement,
Dorn went at her tiask as earnestly as
if It were to confute some monster of
sitilstry. "Thius, iiavliig delionstrat
ed that till wair Is wrong," she stld, ap
proaching her conclusion, "it Is scnrce
ly necessairy to poltit out that wiit
ever the anetual clrcumiistatinces of tile
invaislot, and1 whatever the status of
the ('lse i In linteriational law111 , or by
renson of treaty, or tile Geriman onth
to respect the neutrality of Beigium,
which of course was grossly and (is
honorably violated-all this, I say, lia
(lies ain gentleien tof the Limlen o
clety, till this is beside the point of
morals. Sltice, as I have shown, all
war Is wrong, tle case mity he sinpil
fled as follows: All war is morally
wrong. Quoid erat demionstrandun.
Germany invaded Belgium, Invasion
Is wiar. Germay, therefore, (1d6 moral
wrong. Upon the legal side, as I began
by pointing out, Germany confessed in
the reiclistig the violatiion of law.
Therefore, Germany wtis justilhed In
thle invasonu neithbetr morally nor legal
ly; but was bloth Iiorally atil legally
Orf the Lnite society' I awavit thle
refutation oIf miy tiopoent !"'
Il('r opponien~lt appeare2il' to lbe havinig
enouihitrli ribile wtht his legel, wvithott
t aking ainy ath ledl enre unqu11141 hilms'lf
In the 'way of ref iaions. Hit thle
miarvelous I )tn hadi en Inat the 11
lengthi of h'er stullemieiit wIthI sumchl
n1ic'tyV lit th le elirman nnn211I I~tionle
stant oif her fiad syllhble; antil aill
fniees t urnedl rine mo~re to t he uphl-lll
d'r of the( ailirmtlutive. "'lefuIltti ntI
concl(1usion by thle a tlirmat3ive," soldi t he
There~dwith, I amse li5O oughed as5 long
as Ihe coul cough, nnd wheoti lhe felt
thatt rao more shiouhhilhe dlone In thIs
way, lie wlipeth his fac'e-ignin nn3 not
(If necessIty -1and tiiunverIugly biegana:
"( lottleine'n al3HI itujles, orP ladies tiiul
gelatineli, linlu ilitg thle rt'tt11in
olf miy (ipponet't. I feel thlat-! fe'el t hat
hardly aniythiing more ought to he
1i Im aused, looiked la heplessly at hiIs
uniconit rollabile legs, and 351 reuied: "I
refullatiion of myv opponient, iand I feel
that I ou~ght to1 say qumile a den'i3 more,
h in tfirst piaet, I feel thatl the iniva
sloon has3, taiken 1ince4. 1 am31 supposeitd
-an~lyhotw I got ii poIstal ti erdl that 1
in talking 4over thIs mtlter' withl a ('''u
plc of seniors, they told( me I wasM sup-1
posed( to clhlim t his inivatson was ulor'ly
lbyOII so 113 hnd', the recollect Ion of a
word of IDorni's liekeredl 13nin hIs cha
title intd. 2101l he 1hm3( 2 birighter tint
all wnrl I is wrong -- -C r 10 somethig 11ike
that, anyhoiw. Slhe said she provedl It
was wronig to tight.,1 nolmatterl whalt.
Well, i' she waisn't n1 gIl. anybily
thiat wnnlt ed tol get her to1 fIght could
proh'Iy do it.''" ie i no l~ t ndd that he
w"ouldl be thle piersont 1 to make t he ex
perimient (if Dorn wl ereni't n1 gIrl), nior
dId the thottght erter his m1ind1 unftil an
hour or so later'. "We'll," lhe atled. "'I
Suppose ther3e is litle mnore to be
It becomes ~understood that
Ramsey is a woman-hater.
(To nT-: CON'l'I N U ED.)
It keeps somel men03 so bulsy belig Im.
portanit that thley haven't any timt
left toaoamplish thingst
WILL SUBMIT OFFER
FOR MUSCLE SHOALS
PROPOSAL TO BE SUBMITTED BY
ALUMINUM WHEEL COMPANY
NEW JERSEY CORPORAION
Expects to Have Formal Proposal
Ready For Delivery to Secretary
Weeks By May First.
Washington.-It. It. Grant, of ICliza
beth, N. J.,.president of the Aluminum
Wheel Co. of America, announc
ed after a conefrence with war do
parttueut officials here tilat he would
formally submit an offer for develop
nent of the government properties at
Muscle Shoals, Ala. lis proposal, he
said, was yet in a tentative form, but
would be written in a completed draft
ats soon as the projects could be in
spected and certain basic data ob
tained from governtnent officials.
Mr. Grant left for Norfolk, Va., to
confer with the fertilizer interests
which he hoped to interest in the Ala
bania propertIes. Depending upon the
restult of the Norfolk visit. he said, ho
would either go direct to Atlanta, Ga.,
Birmingham, Ala., or Florence. Ala.,
to continue his preparation and col
lection of data. lie expected to have
the formal proposal ready for deliv
ery to Secretary Weeks by May 1.
provided the ordnance. qiarteriaster
and engineer bureaus of the wiar lde
partilent give their endorseeiont
when it is put into finished form.
"My plan call calls for the creation
of a government controlled corpora
tion," Mr. Grant said. "When this is
accomplished, I suggest as its first act
the mortgaging of the properties in or
der tomake an Immediate return to
the government for the investment it
already has nade.
"Later." he contintied, "a second
mortgage would 1e arranged and se
curities sold for the raising of money
needed to bring the projects to a con
pleted stage of construction and opera
tion. Including the hydro-electric units
proposed and nitrate plants. In that
way tile projects can be developed
without imposing any additional bur
den on the federal treasury, and at,
the 4aime time, giving it an inmmediate
return of the money it already has
sink in the various worki; at Muscle
Old Hickory to South Carolina.
Knoxville. Tenn-Th. fourth annual
reunion of the Thirtieth divisfion, Old
Hickory Association of \V'orld War
Veterans, will be held in the snmmel
or early fall, preferably at a South
Carolina city, tile place and date to
be selected by the executive commit
tee at a meeting later in the spring.
This statement was made by Capt.
Frank P1. Bowen of the Old -ickoi-les
on tihe return of himself and Col.
.Jamens A. Oleas'on, president or the as
sociat ion, and Guy H. May, mlemberS
oIf the commiiliitt Pe from Tenn messee, fol
lowing a mlleating (If t he comm itlee
held the dlay prievions11. All inem bersm
were in at tenidance at. he meeting
with thle except ion or Mr. lIat~tonl of
Nash viille, it was sta ted. Inl d iscuss
iig the actio o(f th Ile entum)1ittece, Cap
tain llowen said:1
"it wais thie sense0 of the commiiiitt1e0
that soime city in Soithti ('arol ina
would he eniitled to the reuniiioni this
yeari, and11 the namiing of Deu phiOt iiam
exact dlate for- this con ,ent ion was de'
fere-.d to a1 lai~tl dte ini order- to at
ford cities in Houith! Ca rolina an op.
porlinniity to bidfo thIle conlvenltion.
Farrar's Farewell Appearance.
New~ Yorkl. -- Gera ldina" lVarrari-,
fa rewvell appeara n'e withI the Metro-i
iptlitani Opera comipany was thle great
e'-t trliumiph or her ca reer.
She ang foi- he r swan song thie r-ole
of Zaha,1 l wh-h she (-reated at the Met -
ropolitni and theni, (-rying iand lauigh
ig, wa ca (irried fr-omi the aumdi toriumn
(on the shoulde1( ~rs of sta:ge' handits, while
the( g re~Iatio audene chieered and( tl hOW
O red heor with flow ers anad girtsa.
L onlg bef'ore0 the t ime forP her pier
for-manyci, (-rowdslt of oplera loveirs,
V-a rr-ar lov'ers, erowded into Ilie lob by
or the opera hous.e, el amloring for- tick
Had Impressions of U. S. Currency.
Washlinigt on.-LI ouis lIaIrris, foriuoer
i'hibidelphia business man. under ar
rest. at MIinm napol is, had In hiis pos
session "phlot ogra ph I iii impes sions"' of
$2t6,500 or tUnited St ales cuirr'ecy.
Chief Moran said he is still waiitiing
for a1 detailed reptlort fr-om) his a goats
ait Minlneaipolls. MIor-ian said fur t her,
that utiIl rfi rhle r inv est igat ionl is 'oml
plot ed, he is untabl e to sayM whiat i .
liosi tion wVill 1)e miade~ orf liarriis' (aSie.
The secret ser'vice0 is seeking to find
Out how liarr-iis came1) lnto) possession
of tile imipressions.
Trouble Brewing in Belgrade.
Rlome----j ollow injg insur-rectionial out
breaks in ~helgrad t~ he gover-nme(nt
has order-ed thle arres't of all MIonte
niegins and1( intel lectulals connected
w.'ithI thet r(teent uis~iinlgs, ac(cording
to ani 10xchange Tielegraiph rephor-t re
Thiie mountlain passes0 are filled with
rr-bels who hav VpPitchied (tamp and arne
awaitiang the decisions of the (Genna
('oinfe reine he~fore they dlecelor oti ac
tion of aniy kind...
It is bielievedl hiere that grave evotata
SANITARYwalls are essential. Germ laden
J walls may be the cause of much illness.
Why take a risk when it is so easy to have
Alabastined walls-beautiful, artistic and ab
Instead of Kaleomine or Wall Paper
Alabastine, either in simple single colors or the many
hued onyx effect so rich and so easily produced by the
new Alabastine Opaline process, will give ,you walls
which are germ proof-walls in harmony with your
rugs and draperies-any tone or tint to please your
taste or fancy.
To obtain Alabastine effects you must use genuine Alabastine
Be sure to look for the cross and circle printed in red on every
package. And, be sure to ask your dealer
or decorator to show samples of the truly
beautiful Alabastine-Opaline Process.
The Alabastine Company
Grand Rapids, Mich.
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interpreter of ?'ature.inoat
at3 hand33, saysiI I VIhe Younstow Te1 l'l'le ir iitnlu ti e 8gaeal
grin~, a3wak1Peed Iwo littl i r .ils who 3)i13f3331(*.03.
were1* spend'.ing t heir lirsl lnighat ini the ~ l(--"''i 31 i'eIi hu o
country, l l-'iri~ e:ne3 the hi1gh, jaijiing i 13 ('1.
vo3lve( of a1 lili "4' 13pe3r."'
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tur 1ed Io rel 3y. i ifllg*I iy itaC icr Ont
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