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May 4, 1923
CHAITK-H l.WlUi hi grandfather,
niail Kan.jr Milhullana ) watching Ui
' Lo uraiioii !. 1'itui' in ilia noma
lewu li.a ulii giitiiuaa, viern uf
lii Civil mr, iiJhwi lu iniyrraa tiif
roui.gaiar wiui Ui nin. an. a ul (lie
rut iw.ll.cl, ul nimiiy jraia I lata aril
to buy w u ruilubr tua auiu tUi
CltAlTr-K II. -la th Kiuolrwm.
f )' llruil, Hainaay a liol
dllliiguilil ur rliarkall a Ull it y .
tkuumi lua iu tiMauuui ml dialikaa war
ariu.u.atic anj ' Movllatlim ' In sharp
"um la Hiniwf b,kitlii u
Ul rotKlly uf III Ua Dura lucum.
rauiig idjr wtiuiti in hi uitumira ii
aouuiuti ' lMtbf t'L '
CHAr'TaJH III -In Sigh cliuul. hr
and Lnra ar vUania ia, Itamarjr
Mntlnua tu fral ihal lb girl delight W
najofaai l.ar .ipriurit. anil Hi nn.lle
Ul.aa da ganaial ucujlia alarming, .
-ulimhatlt.g in ui raaoiuuou Uial auut ,
lay b would ' abow ' bar
OlAi'TUl IV. At a (lui picnic Ham- '
ay. lu t.ta Intana aura!. ayr I
aiuacl th favurabl aiiantiun uf Mia
alula Hull, a ywung lady uf about In '
aa ut and lii akuuwila4 011 uf
lb .. Mllla baa Ui nuafortun ui
(ail Hi to a uaak ahli laUIng with Kara
aay. and llial yuutti prwmuuy piuugr-a to
U raacu 1 11 aatar la may buiim ttira
(i ilii, but alillaa (rautul fur hi
heroic act i iubriaUg H I In fait
4kan taunt by u fair una, lu hi giaat
CHAITr.K V Tba a. uualnlan, riuana.
Ila.au)- and Mllla openly "keeping cum
anjr. MU Hi furmr parent auk
4r Ml mutliar indv0 go au far a ,
I apraa om glaauiiroal of hi cholca, i
n Muting ttiat lui Tix um would b I
a mora auiLatil cuniuanlun. a awggaaiion
wbtrh tha yjutb rtiv with horror.
CHAITI.K Vl.-At thl partud our bro
(at tha ll, rill of lua 'flrai kiaa." Mllla
txtng a vry arlillng paruiar In tha t
Mar f.i-'im'v ovr th mattar riiaron
art Kantaay Imaianaalir, but aiiortlf aft- 1
raard th girl dauarta for a vlalt to
t.til-agii. Mha Irava an ndarlng mlaatv t
for Kamay, aihlrh aid to hla faallng f
CHAITtK VII - lliortlr atr Mllla' .
dapartur. bar frlan.l. Ha.ti ( lava. In- I
fonna Kamay that hla Inamorata ha j
kaan marrlrd to lir rouain and la not
oming bark, ao ttiat lltU romanc la i
andad Within a fa month llamaay i
and hi rloaaat friand, Krad Miuhall.
go to th atat unlvaraity. Kamaav a rhlaf
faallng tialrig on or rallf that h haa got
way from th datasiad bnra Tu hi hor
ror h find aha la ala a atudant at tha
ualvaralty lndu4 to Join a dahatlng
aoriaty. Kamaay la hon aa Ikiri i ip
poaant In a dahata daaling with tha mat
tar of Oarmany' right to Invada Kal
glum. Imra naing aaalgnad tha nagatl
Id f tha argumaat l"nly on acrounl
f hi faallng toward Dnr. and hla nat
ural narvouanaaa. b maba a mlaarabl
hewing and lra carrla fT th i-aora.
A braah youngatar hamad IJnakl ohit
to th showing mad by Ramsay and ba
eamaa parannal In hi romark Th mat
tar and with Hamaar. In th unlvaraity
varaamlar. giving Unakl a "paarh of a
puarh on tba anooL"
PHAPTKR VIII -I tor appaar to ha
mail a d-idad hit with bar fallow tu
dant. to Kamaay' nprm wondrmnt
A rumor nf hi "affair" with tha flrbl
Mllla apraad and h gU tha raputatlon
of a man of iprtno and a "wnraaa
CIIAPTKR IX -Tha tory ranu to thr
ipnnf nf Ivll and tha atnklng nf th !ul
tanla Ta unlvaraity I stlrrad In Ita
dapih Kai-ulty and "frat" o. ltlaa allk
wlr the gnvrrnmant nrTarlng thalr anr
Ira In th aar whlrh thy bllav to b
lnvital Nra. hulling th ballf that
all aar I wrong, a with horror tha
plrlt nf th ttidant. which bs an Intanaa
daair to i-all tlarmany to account frh
aaak Kamaay and andaavora to Impraa
him with har paclrlal vlawa
rilAITK.ll X-Mlaa Tncum'a appaal
anmawhat dla-on'rt Kamaay. aaitacially
aa tha girl aaatn to plac om raal valu
on hi opinion, and hla faallng toward
har ar aomawhat vagu.
t'MAITKR Xl-Aftr th vacation pe
riod. ara maka an lmiraaiv pacb
bfor th dataUing nclty, danouncing
vary form of mitltariarn a wrong Hh
I dachlrdly In th minority, but nuk a
hraa nM to tairl tha tida of faallng
whh h ah parcaiv I avplng th coun
try toward war
fHAITKK XII Not allogathar to !
MHchall surprlaa, Kamaay and I ajra
ronilnua to niaat. though Kamaay lnalala
thalr talk la acadantlc and nothing !
Tha fariing that th I'm tad Hula muat
taka airt in th war growa In th unl
varaity MAITKH XIII -MIK hall, a laaUer
among tha tudnta. bacom bittr la
hla rondamnatlon of th attltuda of con
graa towanl partlcltatinn In th conflict
In r.uroM. aNinouncIng hi Intantion uf
oabing aarvlc undar aom uthr flag
raihar than cutillnu to do nothing Ifcina
atM'ua linn ta Kamaay of blng a "flr
brand ' and th latiar la forcd to adnill
h think hi friand I right Th In
illgnani girl da. laraa thalr aciiualntanca
lilp ngcl .
"Oh, I know," ahe said. "A man
or a boy! always ha tea to be Intrud
ing hi own conviction upon olher
men, especially In a rate, like thl,
where he mlb'bt be afraid of aom
ldl.it s thinking hi in uiimmillke. Hut
IlMinsey--" Muddenly ahe broke off
and looked at tiliu Htleutlvely ; hla dis
comfort bad become ao obvloua thut
auaplclun alruck her. Hhe spoke almrp
ly. "Kuinsey, you aren't dreaming of
doliig such a thing, are you?"
"What auih a thlngr
"Fred buMi't Inlliieuced you, haa be J
You aren't planning to go with bliu,
"To Join the Canadian aviation.''
"No; I hadn't thought of doing It."
Hhe alglietl agsui. relieved. "I had
queer feeling about you Just tbeu
that you were thinking of doing aome
aut'b thing. You looked at odd and
you're always ao quiet, anybody might
uot really know what to think. Hut
I'm not wrong about you, aui t, Kam
They bad roiue ta tlit foot of tha
tpajtiiJeil uula.tlig euU"nce vi
Iiaf dormitory, uTiil th'lr nlK nf
an fiitl A tlit-v itiopiM-il and fmwl
facli citlu-r. nlii liNiknl hi hlin rHrticMt
Ijr; lull Im tllil hut mow tin- m rullny.
hi ejall.li Ml.
"I'm not wmiii!. am 1, KninvyT"
"Atmut alialT" lie iiiurmiirf.l, un
t'omfnriHtily. "Vou nrc my frli'inl, gran t ytiT"
Tti-ii It nil rlKht." alia H:I. Tligf
rcllcvra tua mill imikra mi' linpplff
f linn I tun Juki now, for of timidm If
yiHi'iv niy frlcinl ymj viinl!n't let nit
make miy mlNliikr alintit jroti. I he
llrv you, nihI now, Juat licfort- I gn
In nml tir wnn't tnudi of aacli
olliar for a v wk If ymi mill aunt mo
to allti you hkhIm nett SumlHy "
M Vp won't yon, ilrnaa"
"Vf. If yon like. Hut I WHiit to t"ll
you now tliHt I count on yon In all thU.
rtftt iIioiikIi you ilon't 'talk much.' aa
you aay; I count on you mora than
I do tin nnytoMly Haa. anil I trim you
hen you aay you're my frit-mi. ami It
make me happy.
"Ami I think Mrhapa you're rliclit
about rrcd Mltihell. Talk lan't e
erytliliiK, noliiMly knowa that better
than I. who tnlk a much! and I
think that. Inateatl of talking to Kred.
ateMily, quiet Influence like youra
would do more good than any amount
of arguing Ho I truat you, you nee?
And I'm aorry I had that queer doubt
of you." She held out her hand, "t'n
leaa I happen to e you on tha rampua
for minute, In the meantime, Ita
good bye until a week from today. So
well, go, goodbye until then!"
"Walt." (aid Kamaey.
"What U ttT"
ll mad a great atruicgle. "I'm not
Influencing Krett not to go," be aald.
"I don't want you to trust mo to do
anything like that"
"I think It's all right for hlin to r.
If be wants to," Kaiuaey said, mbv
"Tou do? For him to go to flfMT"
II swallowed. "Yea"
"Oh!" ahe cried, turned even redder
than he. and ran up the atone step.
Hut before the storm doors rloaetl
upon her ahe looked down to where he
atood, with hla eye atlll lowered, a
lonely seeming figure, upon tba peve
meot below. Her voice rsugtit upon a
aoti aa ahe spoke.
"If you feel like that, you might a
well go and enlist, yourself." ahe said.
H 8wallowd. "Yea."
bitterly. "I ran't I couldn'tapeak
to you again after this!"
It was easy enough for him to evade
Fred Mitchell's rallylnga these days;
tha aprlg'a mood waa truculent, not
toward hla roommate but toward coo
grosa, which was leaa In fiery bast
ttian he to be definitely at war wtth
All Ui rough the university tha
rbange bad come: athletlca, la other
year gpotllglited at the renter of the
stage, lauguUhed auddenly. threatened
with abandonment; student working
for seuior honor forgot them; every
thing was forgotleu eicept that grow
ing thunder In the soil.
Heveral weeks elapsed after Iora's
bitter dlsiulnaal of Itamaey before aha
waa uitfut toned betweeu the comrades.
Then, ue eveuliig. Fred asked, aa he
reatleaaly paced their atudy floor:
"Have you aeen your pacltiat friend
"No. No eiat'tly. Why f
"Well, for my part, I think aha ought
to be locked up," Fred said, angrily,
"Have you heard what alia did thui
"It's all, over college Bhe got JlttjQ
theTlasiTln'Jurl.ipniilenca anT msde
speech. It's a big claw, you know,
over two hundred, under Dean Humey.
He's a great lecturer, hut he' a paclflirt
the only one on the faculty and a
I friend of Dora'. They say he encotir
, aged her to make thl break and led
i the subject around so she could do It,
' and then railed on her for an opinion,
a the hlgheat stand student In tha
class. Hhe gntatip and claimed there
wasn't any such thing a a legitimate
cause for war, either legally or moral
ly, and said It was a sign of weakness
In a nation for It to believe that It did
have a cause for war.
"Well, It was Hh much for that lit
tle, spunky Joe Htsnshiiry, and he
Jumjied up ami argued with her. lie
made her admit all the Oermitn have
done to us, the sea murder and the
land murders, the blowing up nf fac
tories, the pMpagiuida, the strikes,
trying to turn the t'nlted States Into a
lierman settlement, trying to get
Japan ami Mexico to mske war on us,
und all the rent. He even made her
admit there was proof they mean to
conquer us when they get through with
the others, ami tbst they've set out to
rule the world for their own benefit,
ami make whoever else they kindly
allow to live, work for them.
"She said It might be true, but since
nothing st all could be a right cause
j for war, then all this couldn't he a
cause for war. of course she hail her
regular pacifist 'logic' working; she
( said that since war la the worst thing
. there Is, why, all other evil were
! lesser, and a lesser evil can't be a Just
j cause for a greater. She got terribly
I eiclted. they say, but kept right on,
I anyway. She said war was murder
I and there comlu't be any other way to
t look at It; and she'd heard there was
already talk In the university of stu
! denta thinking about enlisting, and
! whoever did such a thing was vlrtual
I ly enlisting to return murder for mur
' der. Then Joe Htsnsbury asked her If
I she mesnt that she'd feel toward any
student that enlisted the way ahe
would toward a murderer, and she
said, yea, she'd hsve a horror of any
student that enlisted.
! "Well, that broke up the clsss; Joe
turned from her to the platform and
told old Humey that he was reaponsl-
Ne for allowing such talk In hi lecture
room, and Joe said so far a he wa
concerned, he resigned from Rurney'a
classes right there. Thet started It,
and practically the whole claaa got up
and walked out with Joe. They aald
Humey streaked off home, and Dora
waa left alone In there, with her head
down on her desk and I gtieaa ah
certainly deserve it. a good many
have already stopped speaking to her."
Ksmsey fldgeted with a pen on tha
table by which he sat. "Well. I don't
know," he said, slowly : "I don't know
If they ought to do tbst exactly"
"Why mightn't theyT" Fred demand
"Well, It looks to me as if she- wn
only flghtln' for her principles. She
believes In 'em. The more It costs a
person to stick to their principles,
why, the more I believe the person
must have something pretty fine shout
"Yes!" said the hotheaded Kred.
"That may he In ordinary times, but
not when a person' principles are lia
ble to betray their country! We won't
stand that kind of principles. I tell
you. and we oughtn't to. Dora Yocum's
find lug that nut, all right. She had the
biggest position of any girl In thl
place, or any boy either, up to the Inst
few weeks, and there wasn't sny stu
dent or hardly even a member of the
faculty that had the Influence or was
more admlmd and looked up to. She
hail the whole show! Rut now. since
he' Just the same as called any stu
dent a murderer If he enlists to fight
for his country and flag well, now
he hasn't got anything at all, and If
she keeps on she'll have even less!"
He paused In hla walking to ami frit
and came to a halt behind Ills friend's
chair, looking down compassionately
Uxn the hack of Kamaey' motionless
head. Ills tone cbitnged. "I guess It
Isn't Just the ticket nie to be talking
this way to you, Is it?" he aiild, with a
trace of biioklness.
"Oh It's all right." Rittiiey mur
mured, not altering his position.
"I can't help blow ing up." Fred went
on. "I want to aay, though, I know
Tm not very considerate to blow up
about her to you this way. I've been
playing horse with you about her ever
emce rreshmun year, but well, you
must have understood. Rum, I never
meant anything that would really both
er you much, ami I thought well, I
really thought It wa a good thing,
you your1 well, I mean about her,
you know. I'm on. all right. I know
It'a pretty aerloua with you." He
"Ita It' kind of tough luck!" hi
friend contrived to aay ; and he began
to pace the floor again.
"Oh well h said.
"See here, ole stick In the-mud."
Fred broke out abruptly. "After her
aaylng what ahe did Well, it'a none
o1 my business, but but "
"Well, what?" Ramsey murmured,
"t don't rare what ou say, If you
want to say anything."
"Well. I got to say It," fVfd half
groaned and half blurted. "After she
aald that ami she meant it why. If
I were in your place I'd be darned if
rd be aeeu out walking with her
"I'm not going to be." Ramsey said,
"By fleorge!" And now Fred halted
in front of him, both being huskily
solemn. "I think I understand a little
of what that means to you. old Ram
sey; I think I do. I think ! know
aoaiethlng nf what it coat yoa to
make that resolution for your coun
try' sake." Impulsively he eitended
hi hand. "It'a a nrttvjlg thlngfor
you to do. Will yon'sbske'handfT"
Rut Ramsey hnk hi head. "I
didn't do it. wouldn't ever have done
anything Just nn account of her talk
In' that way. She shut the door on
me- It was a food while ago."
"She did! What forr
"Well. I'm not much nf a talker, yoti
know. Fred," said Ramsey, stsrlng at
the pen he plsved with. "I'm not much
of anything, for that matter, probty.
hut I -well f "
"Well. I had to tell her I didn't feel
about things the way she did. She'd
thought I hd, sll along, I guess. Any
way. It made her hate me or some
thing. I guess; and she called It ill
off. I expect there wasn't much to rail
off, so far is she was concerned, any
how" He laughed feebly. "She told
me I hotter go and enlist."
"Pleasant of her!" Fred muttered.
"Especially ss we know whst she
thinks enlisting means." He raised his
voice cheerfnlly. "Well, that's settled ;
and. thank lod, old Mr. HernstorfTs on
Ills way to bis sweet little vine-clad
cottnge home! They're getting guns
nn the ships, and the big show's liable
to commence any dsy. We can hold
up our heads now, and we're going to
see some grest times, old Ramsey hoy !
It'a bard on the home folks (losh I I
don't like to think of thst ! And I
guess It's going to be hard on a lot nf
boys thst haven't understood what It's
all about, and hard on some that their
fnmlly affairs, and business, and so on,
hsve got 'em tied up o lt' hard to o
ami of course there' plenty that Just
can't, anil aome that aren't husky
enough but the rest of us are going
to have the big time In our lives. We
got an awful bit to learn; It scare me
to think f what I don't know about
being any sort of a rear-rank pri
vate. Why. It'a a regular profession,
like practicing law, or selling for a
drug house on the road.
"tiolly! Iwi you remember how we
talked about that, 'way back In fresh
man year, what we were going to do
when we got out of college? You were
going to lie practicing law, for In
stance, and I well, fr Instance, re
member Colhtirn; he was going to he
a doctor, and he did go to Home medi
cal school for one year. Now he' In
the Red Cross, somewhere In Persia.
He paused, then chattered briskly
on. "Well, there' on good old boy
wi with our class for a while, back
Id freshman year; I bet we won't see
him tn any good old anny ! Old rough
neck I.inskl that you put the knob on
hi nose for. Totnmle Hopper say he
aaw him last aummer In Chicago aoap-
boiln', yellln' his head off cussln' every
government under the un, hut mostly
asjrs and the allies', you bet, and going
to rnn the earth hy revolution and rep.
reeutatlves of unskilled labor Immi
grants, nobody thst ran read or write
allowed to vote, except I.inskl. Tom
mi Hopper aays he knows all about
Llnskl: he never did a day'a work tn
hla life too busy trying to get the
workiiigiueu stirred up against the peo
ple that exploit 'em ! Toiiimle says he
had a big crowd to hear bliu, though,
and took up quite a little money for
a 'cause' or something. Well, let him
holler! I guesa we can attend to him
when we get back from over yonder.
Hy George, old Ram, I'm gettin' kind
of floppy lu the gill!" He adminis
tered a resounding dap to hi com
rade's shoulder. "It certainly look aa
If our big daya were walking toward
He wa right. The portentoua daya
came on apace, and each one brought
a new and greater portent. The fucea
of men lost a driven look besetting
them In the day of badgered waiting.
and instead of that heavy apprehen
sion one saw the look men's face must
have worn in 177d ami lHtll, and the
history of the old day grew clea.er
lu the new. The President went to
the congress, and the true Indictment
he made there reached acottlug Pols
ilum with an unspoken prophecy some
what chilling even to Potsdam, one
guesNeai and then through au April
ultilit went almost quietly the steady
word: we were at war with (iermuny.
The bugles sounded acroaa the conti
nent ; drums and life played up and
down the city streets and in town and
village squiirca and through the couti
liysldes. Faintly In all ears there was
a multitudinous noise like distant,
hoarse cheering . . . and a sound
like ihut was aliHt Ibira Visum heard,
one night, us she sat lonely in her
..in. The bugles and Hfes and drum
litnl been bean ahotil the streets of
'le college town, that day, and she
lioiicht she must die of them, they
in her so, and now to be haunted by
-lie started. Was it imaginary?
(To bj conttBoad)
WITHOUT STREET ADDRESS
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AT OFFICE OF DELIVERY
Tha Dead Letter Offle has been la
existence ever since Hen Franklin
started our postal service. Evan then
people addressed mail to Mr. Eaeklal
Sullhers, "Atlantic Coast," and ex
pected lien to kuow Juit wber Zeka
Perhaps they had Zeke'i addraaa Ik
letter up tn th garret, maybe a chest
full of 'em, but then It wa easier ta
let Hen hunt Zeke. Today people art
addressing letter to John Snilrb, Nw
York. N. Y, or Chicago, HI., thinking
t'ocle Ham ran locate hlin, whlrh 1
Just a Incomplete aa was Zeka'a ad
jres of yore. Th Postofflc Depart
ment ask you to put th number n4
trl in th tddrtas. It hlpa yeta.
COMMANDER OF AMERICAN
FORCE IN NORTH RUSSIA FI
NALLY IS GIVEN HIS MEDAL,
PERFORMED DIFFICULT TASK
8ertary of War Wtek Tak Oc
casion Ale to Allud to Thi Offt
car Rmarkably Valuable Engl
ncsrlng Work in Alaska.
By EDWARO B. CLARK
Washington. In the otiice of the
secretary of war a ibiy tir two ago.
Col. Wilds p. Ulchiirilsiili, who held
the rank of brigadier general during
the greut war, and who was the coin
l muuiler of the American troops at
Murmansk it ml ArcliiitiKel. North Rus
sia, toward the end of the year tlllti
and In the siihsetneiit lighting between
the allies anil the llolshevikl, was tier
orated with the Distinguished Serv
ice Medal of the t'nlted States.
In presenting the medal Secretary
nf War Weeks not only dwelt upon the
services of the recipient In North Rus
sia, but spoke of the commanding
work which he hail dune In Alaska dur
ing twenty years' service there when
he was engaged for almost all the
time In the work of constructing roads
and trulls. Colonel Richardson has
been an ollicer uf the Infantry during
his entire army cureer of forty-three
yenrs, but like all West Pointers be
Is a trained engineer anil it was bis
engineering ability which brought high
coinmeiiilutliin while be was In Alaska.
The writer of this was present at the
ceremony of decorating Colonel Rich
ardson, for the two were cliisstnates
at West Point. I make no excuse for
telling something of the services of
this great soldier of the American
anny, nor do I muke any excuse for
writing of the unintentional delay in
giving hlin the Distinguished Service
Medal which he deserved for bis high
work in North Russia.
The War department does not do
all things quickly. There are some
officer to whom it is still the Inten
tion to give decorations which they
won for services, but yet who do not
know the hour, or the day, or even
the month when they will be conferred.
Subordinate Otcoratcd First.
It is rattier curious to note that
while Colonel Richardson waa recom
mended for the Distinguished Service
Medal aa soon as hla work In North
Russia was completed, it was not con
ferred upon him until after another
medal of the same kind had been glv
en to one of his subordinates upon
the recommendation of Colonel Rich.
u.-ilsoii, the subordinate having done
Hue work, but of course having doue
It under the direction of hla command
ing officer. This sort of thing lias hap
pened in the service on one or two
occasions, hut the authorities are try.
lng to prevent the repetition of such
happenings which in their nature are
Some day the military story of what
our soldiers did In the Archangel sec
tor will be given to the world. There
were International complications and
there are still perhaps some Interna
tlonul reasons why the military his
tory of the American expedition should
not be told until a little Inter, but the
people rnn be assured that when the
whole story of this expedition Is given
to the public, it will be one of the
most Interesting chapters of the
Difficult Work Wall Don.
The citation which accompanied the
Distinguished Service Medal which was
given Colonel Richardson declared
that the decoration was conferred for
exceptional meritorious and distill
gulshed service us commanding gen
eral of the American Exietlitloiiury
Forces In North Russia. Then there
was adtieu a statement to the effect
that In bis skillful handling of many
difficult situations Richardson had ier-
forined a signal service for hla gov
ernment. atn thut part of the citation which
speaks o the skillful handling of
many difficult situations x-rluips is to
he found one reason why as yet the
Intimate history uf the troubles lu
North Russlu, which brought uhout
allied Intervention, and the subsequent
apeariiiice of I'hited Stutea troops
in the nort hern field, hug not been giv
en to the public.
The Americans not only hundled
difficult situation skillfully lu North
Russia, but they did considerable
lighting. Ciemral Pershing assigned
Ilk hard. sou to the work lu North Rus
sia, not only because of hla known
ability as au army officer, but because
he wa accustomed to the way of the
northern ieles. It tuuy seem a bit
curious to aome persons, btit the twen
ty years' eMH-rleuce of this American
soldier in Alaska was of extraordinary
value to him when be entered the Held
in North Russia and did bis work,
which wa a combination of fighting,
construction utid conciliation.
The American soldiers of the Arch
angel expedition probably will be glv
eu a special rllibull for thut service.
They suffered muiiy hardship uf va
rious kinds and they fought Just a
well a American troop fought else
where, and It should lie reuie:iihered
that this iu large part was after the
vlgii lng of tlie armistice in Novem
ber. Ut IS.
CongrsM MiavlaoJ by Propaganda.
Member of emigre apparently
do uot kuuw ail that U going
ou In this country of our. Jut
Bow they are being luixrtuiied to
enact iigisiaioni IihD will wlp nut
most nf the incurs of defense Which
the country lias against future possible
aggression by an alien enemy, of
against Insurrection or an attempt !
i oniiiiuiil.e tins country from within.
Now It must not he understood that
the kind of petition "which congresav
men receive is expressed In wordal
hlcli would lead them to know What
the real object of the petitioners l
The plea Is simply for "high pa I riot l
and (""ace endeavor." Hundreds of
thousands uf Americans are being de
ceived today in this mutter of ao-rallerl
disarmament endeavor. There la In
Washington an orgimlr.iitlon whlrh
represents thlrty-rlve nr forty ssocl
allotm and which Is doing what It can
to "CbltiHfy" the United State. It
has propagandist at work throughout
the country as well a In Washington.
Congress seems to believe that be
CHttse the number nf organisation
which are at wnrk In this matter I
so great, they represent the majority
uf the people nf the I'tiltetl State,
mid congress, always timid, ierhapa
Is willing to yield for the sake of
Lett From Radical Ladr.
'Here is u photostat copy of a letter
written !, one uf the leuders of thh
movement. Uf course a letter of till
kind is nut sent tu members uf con
gress. 1 have tiie address and th
mime of the writer. The letter fol
lows: "My dear:
"I huve yi ur note uf Feb. 1.1th ask
ing my i pinion of Ida Tarbell's article
bucking the use of poison Uus. Be
tween the silence of despair ut such a
position oil the part uf a woman and
a length: discussion answering Mis
Tiiibell point by point, there remains
little to be said. 1 am a radical. I
believe wur resta ou our present eco
nomic ."aisitles. I believe thut th
competitive system means commercial
and industrial war inevitably leading
to bloody war. Until we have estab
lished co-operation In the making and
distributing uf the world' production
which Includes both the necessities'
und luxuries used by man. w abail
have Intensive activity on the part of
nation against nation to gain trade
centers and spheres of Influence until
Dually the activity la carried to th
military struggle. I have no confi
dence in anything short of revolution,
peaceful by all means, If possible,
bloody, If necessary. In every hind, re
sulting In the establishment of the
communistic Idea lu some form, to do
away with war. When production Is
for use alone and not for profits;
when the earth belongs to all men
rather than a few men. there will b
no bone uf contention resulting in
bloody contesta. Until then war la In
evitable and as nothing stands still
is bound to change In its manner of
being waged. One might as well talk
of beautifying bell ss civilizing war
fare. If pulann gas were abolished
somethln; more devilish would be dis
covered. Would Follow Russian Example.
"The pathetic part of Ida Tarbell's
attitude as expressed In the article Is
uot ao much her advocacy of poison
gas on scientific grounds as It is that
as well trained a mind as hers should
nut be more Interested In the science
that underlie the uprooting of the
causes of war rather thuu In tiie sci
ence that promotes thi or thut weapon
of warfare. Women should stup abort
uf nothing but the. full abolition of
war. They give life at the greatest
cost. And this life run only be pre
served by the greatest wisdom which
Is to see on wbut foundations war
rests; pull the support from under It
and go about the building of the new
world as Russia Is painfully trying to
do. War ami economic are so buund
together that they cannot be consid
ered apart. And Ma Tarbell 1 sup
posed to he au economist or a apollo
glst ur an Investigator along the
lines. Why then doe she not let th
use or abolition of this or that method
of warfare be the concern of the shallow-minded
mob who always confuse
cause aud effect, rather than stand
with the philosophers and wise few
who would kill the Monster with all
her litter by destroying the force that
gave War Hlrth.
"Very truly youra, '
It will be noticed that thl "intel
lectual lady" wunts a revolution,
bloody If necessary, and thut she be
lieves thut we must "go about tba
building of the new world as Russia
is painfully trying t- do."
It Is men and women of thl type
who today, concealing the Red revolu
tion nature of their real intention, ar
endeavoring to influence congressmen
to cut the navy of the United State
down to the point of uselessness in
time of danger and virtually to wipe
out the army.
Drvd That Doughnut.
Junior' mother "as baking dough
nuts, and be had been given all that
was good for lilm. Upon asking for
another it was denied liliu and be re
luctantly went out to play. In a little
while the man from the grocery rume
with a suck uf Hour on bis shoulder.
Junior following him Into the bouse
and saw bis mother give bliu a nice Idg
doughnut. He said nothing, but went
out to play again. In a few minutes
be rapped on the door aud was Invited
to come in, whereupon he opened the
door and said. "Hello, I am the gro
cery limn, aud here I your groceries,
now where i my doughnut?"
Quit th Rvr.
"A mail Isn't so apt to lib about hi
go a a woman, but he even un tha
score wbeu telling about hi salary,"
remark an exchange. True, but be
a rely understates hi salarv as a
woman dor her age." Host on Tran
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