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"All right then." Fred settled him
self upon the window seat with a pipe,
.and proceeded, "There's something
. about her, when she stands there, she
stands so straight and knows just what
she's up to, and everything, why,
there's something about her makes the
cold chills go down your spine-I
* mean my spine, not yours particular
ly I You sit down-I mean anybody's
spine, doggone it!" And as Ramsey
increased the manifestatois of his
- suspicions, lifting a tennis racket over
the prostrate figure, "Oh, murder,"
Fred said, resignedly. "All right, we'll
change the subject. That fat little
Werder cutie made out a pretty good
case for Germany, didn't she?"
Ramsey disposed himself in an easy
chair with his feet upon the table,
and presently chuckled. "You remem
ber the time I had the fuss with Wes
ley Bender, back in the ole school
"All the flubdub this Werder girl got
off tonight puts me in mind of the
way I talked that day. I can remein
ber it as well as anything! Wesley
kept yelping that whoever mentioned
a lady's name in a public place was a
pup, and of course I didn't want to
bit him for that; a boy's got a reg'lat"
instinct for tryin' to make out lie's
on the right side in a scrap, and he'J'
always try to do something, or .,ay
something, or he'll get the oti' :r boy
to say something, to make It look as
If the other boy was in the - trong and
began the trouble. So I t' ad poor ole
Wes that my father spo e my iioth
er's name in a public pl tce whenever
lie wanted to, and I dar :d him to say
my father was a pup. And all so on.
A boy startin' up a scrap, why, half
the time he'll drag in his father and
mother if there's any chance to do it.
He'll fix up some way so he can say,
'Well, that's just the same as if you
called my father and mother a fool,'
or something ;ike that. Then, after
ward, he can claim he was scrappin'
because he had to defend his father
and mother, and of course he'll more
than half believe it himself.
"Well, you take a government-it's
only just some men, the way I see it.
and if they're goin' to start some big
trouble like this war, why, of cpurse
they'll play just about that same old
boy trick, because it's instinct to do it,
just the same for a man as it is for a
boy-or else the principle's jfst the
same, or something. Well, anyhow, if
you want to know who started a scrap
and worked it up, you got to forget all
the talk there is about it, and all what
each side says, and just look at two
things: Who was fixed for it first, or
thought they were, and who hit first?
When you get the answver to those two
questions everything's settled about
this being 'attacked' business. As near
as I can make out, this war began
with Germany and Austria's startin'
to wipe out two little countries ; Aums
tria began shootin' up Serbia, and
Germany began shootin' up Belgium.
.1 dont't needI to notice any more than
that, myself--all the girls in the coun
try enn debate their heads oft, they
can't change what happened and they
can't excuse it, either.''
lie was silent, appearing to feel that
.he had concluded conclusively, and the
young gentleman on the windowv seat,
after staring at him for several me
Inents of genuine thoughtfulness, was
gracious enough to observe, "Well, old
R 1am, you may be a little slow in class.
but wihen you think things out with
yourself you do show signs of some
thing pretty near like real horse-sense
sometimes. Why don't you ever say
anything like that to-to some of
your pacifist friends?"
"What do you mean? Who you
talkin' about? Whose 'pacifist
"See, here !" F1reud exclaimed, as
Rlamsey seemed about to rise. "You
keep sitting just where you are, and
don't look at me out of the side of
your eye like that-pretendin' you're a
- bad horse. I'm really serious now,. and
you listen to me. I don't think argufy
ing 'and debating like that little F~rau
hein Werder's does !much harm. She's
a right nifty young rolypoly, by the
way, though you didn't notice, of
"Why didn't I?" Ramsey dlemandled,
sharply. "Why didn't I notice?"
"Oh, nothing. But, as I was saying,
I des't think that sort of talk dloes
inuch harm: ever'yb~ody knows it goes
on among the pro-Germans, and it's
all hot air, anyhow. But I think Lin
ski's nort of talk does do harm, prob'ly
among people that don't knowv miuch;
and, what's more, I think D~ora Yo
cum's does some, too. Well, you hit
Linskci in the snoot, so what are you -
Sit still I My lord ! You don't think
Z'm askin' you to go and hit Dora, do
you? I mean: Aren't you ever goin'
to talk to her about It and tell her
"Oh, you go to bed !"
"No, I'm In earnest," Fred urged.
"Honestly, aren't you ever goin' to?"
"How could I do anything like that?"
Rlamsey demanded explosively. "I
never see her-to speak to, that is.
I prob'ly, won't happen to have an
* Ather talk with. her, or anything, -all
iluiHIlII illiliii iiuuuiul uiiuftililliin i[
"No," Fred admitted, ."I suppose not.
Of course, if you did, then you would
give her quite a talking to, just the
way you did the bther time, wouldn't
you?" 'But upon that, another re
sumption of physical violence put an
end to the conversation.
Throughout the term Ramsey's cal
culation of probabilities against the
happening of another interview with
Dora seemed to be well founded, but
at the beginning of the second "sem
ester" he found her to be a fellow
member of a class in biology. More
than that, this class had every week
a two-hour session in the botanical
laboratory, where the structure of
plants was studied under microscopic
dissection. The students worked in
pairs, a special family of plants bel',g
assigned to each couple; and the in
structor selected the couples with an
eye to combinations of the quir:k with
the slow. D. Yocum and R. Milhol
land (the latter in a strange state of
mind and complexion) were given two
chairs, but only one desk tnd one mi
croscope. Their conversation was
Thenceforth it becam the most
pres&.~ care of Ramsey's life to pre
ver. his -onMA&o from learning that
.aere was any con% ati~ni at all,
even botank-l. F'.cunately, Frd
was not taking inae biological courses,
though he appeared to be taking the
sentimental ones with an astonishing
thoroughness. and sometimes, to Fred's
hilarious delight, Ramsey attempted to
turn the tables and rally him upon
whatever last affair seemed to be en
gaging his fancy. The old Victorian
and pre-Victorian blague word "pet
ticoat" had been revived in Fred's
vocabulary, and in others, as "skirt."
The lightsome sprig was hourly to be
They Were Dora Yocum and Ramsey
seen, even when university rulings for
bade, dilly-dallying giddily along the
campllus paths or the towna sidIewalks
with some new and pretty Skirt. And
when Ramsey triedi to fluster him
about such a matter Fred would pro
fess his ardent love for the new lady
in shouts and impromp~tu song. Noth
ing could be done to him, andl Ramsey,
utterly unable to defend his own sensi
bilities in like manner, had always
to retire in bafllenment. Sometimes he
would p~onder upon the question thus
suggestedi: WVhy couldn't he (10 this
sort of thing, since Fred couldl? But
le never discovered a satisfying an
Ramsey's watchful~ess wvas so care
ful (lest he make SOle Impulsive ad1
mission in regard to the botanical lab
oratory, for instance) that Mr. Mit
chell's curiosity gradually became al
most quiescent but there arrived a
day 'n February when it was piqued
into the liveliest acti~vity. It was Sun
day, and Frecd, dressing with a fas
tid1iousn1ess ever his daily habit, no
ticed that Ramisey was exhibiting an
unuisual perplexity about neckties.
"Keep the black one on," Fred said,
volunteering a' suggestion, as Ramsey
muttered fiercely at a mnirror. "It's in
better taste for church, anyhowv.
You're going to church, aren't you?"
"Yes. Are you?"
"No. I've got a luncheon engage
"WVell, you could go to church first,
couldn't you? You better; you've got
a lot of church absences against you."
"Thuen one more won't hurt. No
chur-ch in mine this morning, thanks I
(1'by, ole sox ; see you at the 'frat
house' for dinner."
lHe went forth, whistling syncopa
tions, and began a brisk tru:'e mnto
the open country. There was a pro
fessor's daughter who also wvas not
going to church that morning and she
lived a little more than three miles
beyond tihe outskirts of the town. Un
fortunately, as tile weather was threat
enin~g, all others of her family abamn
doned the Idea of church that day, and
irredl found~ her before a cy fire. but
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surrounded by parents, little brothers
and big sisters. The professor w/
talkative; Fred's mind might, have
been greatly improved, but with a win
dow in range he preferred a melan.
choly contemplation of the sntow,
which had begun to fall in quantity.
The professor talked until luncheon,
throughout luncheon, and was well un
der way to fill the whole afternoon
with talk, when Fred, repenting all
the errors of his life, *ot up to go.
Heartily urged to remain, for there
was now somethigg just under a bliz
zard developing, he said no, he had a
great deal of "curriculum work" to
got done before tomorrow, and passed
from the sound of the professor's hos
pitable voice and into the storm. He
had a tedious struggle against the
wind and thickening snow, but finally
e'ume in sight of the town, not long
before dark. Here the road led down
into a depression, und, lifting his head
as he began the slight ascent on the
other side, Fred was aware of two
figures outlined upon the low ridge
before him. They were dimmed by the
driving snow and their backs were
toward him, but he recognized them
with perfect assurance. They were
Dora Yocum and Ramsey Milholland.
They were walking so slowly that
their advance was almost impercept
ible, but it could be seen that Dora
was talking with great animation ; and
she was a graceful thing, thus gesticu
lating, in her long, slim fur coat with
the white snow frosting her brown fur
cap. Ramsey had his hands deep in
his overcoat lockets and his manner
was wholly that of an audience.
Fred murnmured to himself, " 'What
did you say to her?' 'Nothin'. I start
ed to, but'-" Then he put on a
burst of speed and passed them, sweep
ing off his hat with operatic deference,
yet hurrying by as if fearful of being
thought a killjoy if he lingered. He
went to the "frat house," found no one
downstairs, and established himself in
a red leather chair to smoke and
ruminate merrily by, a great fire in
Hal' an hour later Ramsey entered,
stamped otT the snow, hung up his
hat and coat, and sat himself dlown
defiantly in the red leather chair gn
the other side of the fireplace.
"Well, go on," he said. "Commence 1"
"Not at all !" Fred returned, ami
ably. "Fine spring weather today.
Lovely to see all the flowers and the
birds as we go a-strolling by. The lit
"You look here! That's the only
walk I ever took with her in my life.
I mean by-by asking her and her
saying she would and so forth. That
other time just sort of happened, and
you know it. Well, the weat her wasn't
just the best int thet worhld, mattybe, but
she's an awful conscientious girl and
once she makes an etngtagettent-"
"Why, of course," F~redi finishied for
him, "she'd be t)oo pious1 to break It
juist ont accountt of a tmore little bliz5
zard'( or aniytintg. Wonder how the
wveat her will beC next Suntday?2"
"I don't know anid I dlon't care,"
satid Rtatmsey. "You dion't suppose I
asked her to go again, do you ?"
"Well, for one thing, you don't sup
pose I want her to think I'm a perfect
fool, (10 you?"
F~redi mullsed a monmetnt or twvo, look
ing at the fire. "What was the lec
ture?" lhe atskedi, mildly.
"She seemed to mue to he-"
"That wasn't lecturing; she was just
"WVell, shte thinks war for the United
States is comitng closer and closer--"
''But it isn't."
"Weli, she thinks so, anyhow," said
Ramsey, "and site's all broken tup about
it. Of cour-se sihe thinks we oughtn't
to fight and sihe's tryinig to get every
body else site can to keep wvorking
against it. Shte i'tn't goin' home augain
next sunmmer, shte's g'oint' back to that
settletmetnt wvork ini Caniengo and work
there amnong those pe4opi against our
goin' to war ; and here in 'ollege she
wants to get everyflody she cetn to talk
againsat it, and-"
"Whlat did( you say?2" Fred 'iaked,
and himuself suppliedi the r piy:
"Nothina'. I started to0, but-"
Ranisey got up. "NowV look h e e
You kntow the 'frat' patssedt a rule t.uat
if we broke anty tmore furniture in ti. is
house with our scrappin' we'd both t.0
fined the cost of 'repairs andi~ fly'e dol
i&'h ap~iece. Well, I ean taffordl five
dollars this month better titan you can,
"I take it back !" Fred interposed,
htastily. "But you just listen to me;
you look out-letting her think you're
on her slde like that."
(TO BE CONTINUED.)
Do Not Reach for the Moon.
Psychtological science apparently hag
exploded the good 01(1 notion that
"b~abies wvill reach for the moon." Dr.
John B. Watson states li the Scientifie
Monthly that when actually put to the
test they wvill watch attentively any
thing they see movimng, no matter what
its distance, but that they will notI
reach for It until it is within 20 inleles
MEDAL FROM U. S1
MERICAN AMBASSADOR OFFERS
AMERICA'S GIFT TO FRENCH
OINCARE ACCEPTS TOKEN
gth Make Impassioned Addresses on
Ground Made Sacred by the
Verdun, France.-In the name of the
merican Congress and the American
people, Myron T. Herrick, the Ameri.
,an ambassador, presented to the city
>f Verdun the frst and only medal
ever given by the United States gov.
3rnment to any community in the
The ambassador and Premier Poin.
are together visit the ground where
ire buried many thiousands of French
whose valor the medal commemor
rtes, and both spoke under the emo
tion aroused by the thought of the
lead and the sight of the "red zdhe,"
so devastated that it may never be fit
for human inhabitation.
Mr. Merrick spoke of the deep
friendship of the United States for
!rance which, though it might not
prevent disagreements and misunde..
standings, would dissipate and sur
"Verdun and valor are forever one
mnd inseparable," said the ambassa
lor. "So beamed the spirit of France.
And so this medal, which I give to
this iUustrious city, hallowed by the
sacrifices and courage of all France,
te a tribute from the whole United
3tates to all of France."
M. Poincare recalled the thrill at
he coming of Americans, the joy of
heir victories, the sorrow over their
lead, and expressed in glowing terms
he gratitude of France to America.
Both the French premier and the
American ambassador were greeted
with enthusiasm when they arrived
it the Verdun station at noon. Thou
sands of citizens of Verdun and other
towns and villages, from all corners
of. the Meuse department, the Ar
goryne and Nancy, lined the principal
thoroughfare as the premier and am
bassador crossed the city to the city
hall to attend the luncheon given by
the municipality in their honor. Mayor
Robin, who was too ill to meet M.
Poincare at the depot, was carried to
the banquet hall to preside over the
luncheon, which Mr. Poincare at his
right and Mr. Herrick at his left.
The war minister, Andre Maginot,
came from Nancy and joined the
party. Mr. Herrick was accompanied
by Colonel T. Bentley Mott, military
attache; Secretary Lawrence Norton;
Parmely Herrick, son of the ambassa
dor; Colonel Francis E. Drake, of the
American chamber of commerce in
Paris; Major Kipling, of the Ameri
can legion, andl Majors Rue Wehon
and Robert S. Cain, of the Veterans
)f Foreign Wars.
Crowds fillied city hall square while
the luncheon was in progress andl
3heered for America wvith such
wvarnmth and insistence that the am
3assadlor was forced to stand and sa
ute the spectators.
Premier Poincare acceptedl the
nedal in behalf of the French gov
rnment, making an impassionmed
ipeech in which he spoke of what
mad been done by the American sol
liers to help gala the victory, andl
lefended France's position on the
-oparations andl army issues.
Armbassador Denied RecognitIon.
Washington. - Bor-is B~ahkmnetcff,
whose status as Russian ambamssador
iere has been a subject of contre
rersy since the Kerensky government
vhich appointed him collapsedl five
rears ago, has been notified by the
itate department tha~t his credentials
mo longer will 1be recognized by the
Tnited States after JTune 30.
The department acted after Mr.
Kahkmeteff himself, taking note of
enate criticism of his continued pres
nco here, had offered to retire should
he Washington government desire it.
In making public the corresp~ondl
nce the dlepartment announ-edl also
hat termination of Blahkmeteff's du
les as amb~assadlor "has no bearing
rhatsoever upon the question of the
ecognitlon of the soviet regimne in
tussia', which is an entirely separate
400 Bales of Cotton Burned.
Ridge Springs, S. C.-The alonetta
otton warehouse containing 400 b~ales
if cotton was. completely dlest royed
y fire. Lightning striking the build
ag at the height of a severe electri.
al storm caused the fire.
Death Sentence for Mrs. Vinson.
Atlanta, Ga.-Mrs. Cora Lou Vinson
ras convicted by a jury in Superior
jourt here of the murder of her hns
d to 1)e hanged July 28.
The verdict without a recommenda.
ion to mercy was more than eves
lolicitor (Gener'al Boykin hadl aske'd.
,s he had urged the jury to convici
he woman and fix her sentence at lift
mprisonment, saying he had neve,
~sked that a woman be hanged. Unde,
1eorgia law a murder verdict withotu
recommendatIons carries death pen
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In the Matter of M. D. Cox, doing
business as Cox Variety Store, Eas.
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To the Creditors of the above named
Take notice that on May 11 1922,
the above named bankrupt .filed his
petition in said Court praying that he
may be decreed by the Court to have
a full discharge from all debts prov
able against his estate, except such
debts' as are excepted by law from
such discharge, and a hearlhg was
thereupon ordered and will be had
upon said petition on June 13 1922
before said Court, at Greenville in
said District, at 11 o'clock in the
forenoon, at which time and place all
known crediters and other persons in
interest may appear and show cause,
if any they have, why the prayer
of said petition should not be granted.
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