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$ Ramsey Milholland ¥ by booth Tarkington ¥ Illustrations by Irwin Mqers Copyright by Doubleday, Page & Co. CHAPTER IX.—The story comes to the spring of MIS and the sinking of the Lusi tania. The university Is stirred to its depths. Faculty and "frat" societies alike wire the government offering their serv ices In the war which they believe to be inevitable. Dora, holding the belief that all war Is wrong, sees with horror the ' spirit of the students, which Is an Intense desire to call Germany to account. &he seeks Ramsey and endeavors to impress 1 bins swLk ban maIAsI trlamo CHAPTER X.—Miss Yocum's appeal somewhat disconcerts Ramsey, especially as the girl seems to place some real value on his opinions, and his feelings toward aamawhal v CHAPTER XI. Ramsey was not quite athlete enough for any of the 'varsity teams; neither was he an antagonist safely encountered, whether in play or in earnest, and during the next few days he taught Fred Mitchell to be cau tious. The chaffer learned that his own agility could not save him from Ramsey, and so found it wiser to con tain an effervescence which sometimes threatened to burst him. Ramsey as a victim was a continuous temptation, he was so good-natured and yet so furious. After Commencemont, when the roommates had gone home, Mr. Mitch ell's caution extended over the long sunshiny months of summer vacation; he broke it but once and then in well advised safety, for the occasidn was semi-public. The two were out for a stroll on a July Sunday afternoon; and up and down the street young couples lolled along, young families i t ROCKFORD I (Too late for last week) The majority of our people at tended the cantata at Blackfoot Sun day evening. Miss Anna Howard entertained at Sunday dinner at her home in Black foo Miss Ellen Anderson. Mrs. Flora A. Havens returned to her home, after spending a week with her daughter Mrs. Claus Anderson. Mrs. Lorin Bingham was a Black foot visitor Monday. Many of our young folks attended the dance at Thomas Friday even ing. Miss Sweetland has returned' to Blackfoot and Mrs. Driver is again rooming with Miss Anna Howard. Tuesday mornng the roof of the school teachers dwelling caught fire. Andrew Privitt, our school janitor, extinguished the Are by his timely ai.d Tuesday evening Mrs. Driver and Miss Anna Howard entertained Mrs. Flora A. Havens of Groveland, the Misses Flora, Ellen and Norma Anderson, Walter Sproul of Thomas, Walter Galooley and Ray Driver of Blackfoot. Social chat and piano playing by Mrs. Havens were the features of the evening and refresh ments were served. All had an en joyable time. Jack Cameron spent the week-end at his home. The farmers are now able to plow in these parts. Charles and Jack Sjostrom were Blackfoot vsitors Saturday. Mr. and Mrs. Hall and family have visited their son and brother at the • hospital at Pocatello several times the past week. Mrs. Benjamin Atkins visited Herber Hall at the hospital Friday. Saturday two gentlemen were in these part in the interest of the gov ernment loan, appraising the land. * ***** McDonaldville * i i i (Too late for last week) Mr. and Mrs. Julius Hunzeker and family made a business trip to Po catello Thursday. The friends of Mrs. Orsen Nelson are glad to see her home again, after spending a few weeks in the hospital. Mrs. Corey came from Ogden to spend the summer on the ranch. Mr. and Mrs. Applegate of Black foot spent Sunday visiting at the George Capson home. Miss Esther Belgum spent Satur day and Sunday at the Julius Hunzeker home. Miss Edythe Kinney went to Idaho Falls Saturday to visit with friends. Mrs. J. H. Perdue spent Sunday at the Julius Hunzeker home. R. H. Hofhine is on the sick list this week. CARD OF THANKS We wish to express our thanks and gratitude to the many kind friends who so thoughtfully aided us at the time of the illness and death of our dear one, Mr. Jesse Astle. These acts of kindness and sym pathy will ever be remembered. MRS. ANNA PRICE. MRS. EDITH FERGUSON. HAROLD ASTLE. adv. and baby carriages straggled to and from the houses of older relatives, and the rest of the world of that growing city was rocking and fanning Itself on its front veranda. "Here's a right pretty place, isn't It, Ramsey, don't you think?" Fred re marked Innocently, as they were pass ing a lawn of short-clipped, bright green grass before a genial-looking house, fresh in white paint and cool in green-and-white awnings. A broad veranda, well populated just now, crossed the front of the house; fine trees helped the awnings to give com fort against the sun; and Fred's re mark was warranted. Nevertheless, he fell under the suspicion of his com panion, who had begun to evince some nervousness before Fred spoke. "What jilace you mean?" "The Yocum place," said Mr. Mitch ell. "I hear the old gentleman's mighty prosperous these days. They keep things up to the mark, don't they, Ramsey?" "I aon't know whether they do or whether they don't," Ramsey returned shortly. Fred appeared to muse regretfully. "It looks kind of empty now, though," he said, "with only Mr. and Mrs. Yo cum and their married daughters, and eight or nine children on the front porch 1" "You wait till I get you where they can't see us!" Ramsey warned him fiercely. "You can't do it!" said Fred, mani festing triumph, "We'll both stop right here in plain sight of the whole Yo cum family connection till you promise not to touch me." And he halted, leaning back im placably against the Yocum's Iron fence. Ramsey was scandalized. "Come on!" he said hoarsely. "Don't stop here!" "I will, and if you go on alone I'll yell at you. You got to stand right here with all of 'em lookin' at you until—" "I promise! My heavens, come on!" Fred consented to end the moment of agony; and for the rest of the sum mer found it impossible to persuade Ramsey to pass that house in his com pany. "I won't do it!" Rnmsey told him. "Your word of honor means noth in' to me; you're liable to do anything that comes into your head, and I'm gettin' old enough to not get a reputa tion for bein' seen with people that act the idiot on the public streets. No, sir; we'll walk around the block—at least,- we will if you're goin' with me!" And to Fred's delight, though he concealed It, they would make this de tour. The evening after their return to the university both were busy with their trunks and various orderings and disorderings of their apartment, but Fred several times expressed surprise that his roommate should be content to remain at home; and finally Ram sey comprehended these implications. Mrs. Meigs' chandelier immediately jingled with the shock of another crash upon the floor above. "You let me up!" Fred commanded thickly, his voice muffled by the pile of flannels, sweaters, underwear and raincoats, wherein his head was being forced to burrow. You let me up, darn you! I didn't say anything." And upon his release he complained that the attack was unprovoked, didn't say anything on earth to even hint you might want to go out and see if anybody in particular had got back to college yet. I didn't even mention (he name of Dora Yo— Keep off o' me! My goodness, but you are sensi tive !'' I As a matter of fact, neither of them -aw Dora until the first meeting of the Lumen, whither they went as sopho mores to take their pleasure in the agony of freshmen debaters. Ramsey was now able to attend the Lumen, not with complacence but at least without shuddering over the recollection of his own spectacular first appearance there. He had made subsequent appearances, far from brilliant, yet not disgraceful, and as a spectator, at least, he usually feJt rather at his ease in the place. It cannot be asserted, however, that he appeared entirely at his ease this evening after he had read the "Pro gramme" chalked upon the large easel blackboard beside the chairman's desk. Three "Freshman Debates" were an nounced and a "Sophomore Oration," this last being followed by the name, "D. Yocum, '18." Ramsey made im mediate and conspicuous efforts to avoid sitting next to his roommate, but was not so adroit as to be suc cessful. However, Fred was merciful; the fluctuations of his friend's com plexion were an inspiration more to pity than to badinage. The three debates all concerned the "Causes of the War In Europe," and honors appeared to rest with a small and stout, stolidly "pro-German" girl debater, who had brought with her and translated at sight absa-loot proofs (so she called them), printed ill Ger man, that Germany had been attacked by Belgium at the low instigation of the envious English. Everybody knew it wasn't true; but she made an im pression and established herself as a debater, especially as her opponent was quite confounded by her introduc tion of printed matter. When the debates and the verdicts were concluded, the orator appenred, and Fred's compassion extended itself so far thnt he even refrained from looking inquisitively at the boy in the seat next to ids; but he made one side of a wager, mentally—that if Ramsey had consented to be thoroughly con fidential just then, he would have con fessed to feeling kind o' funny. Dora was charmingly dressed, and she was pale; but those notable eye lashes of hers were all the more no table against her pallor. And as she spoke with fire, it \tms natural that her color should come back quite flam ingly and that her eyes should flash in shelter of the lashes. "The Christian Spirit and Internationalism'' was hei subject, yet she shewed no meek sam ple of a Christian Spirit herself when she came to attacking war-makers generally, as well as all those "half developed tribesmen" and "victims of herd Instinct" who believed that war might ever be Justified under any cir cumstances of atrocity. She was elo quent truly, and a picture of grace and girlish dignity, even when she was most vigorous. Nothing could have been more militant than her de nunciation of militancy. "She's an actual wonder," Fred said, when the two had got back to Mrs. Meigs' afterward. "Don't you look at me like that; I'm talkin' about her as a public character, and there's nothin' personal about It. You let me alone." Ramsey was not clear as to his duty. 'Well—' ' public i i "If any person makes a speech." Fred protested. "I got a per fect right to discuss 'em. no matter what you think of 'em"—and he added hastily—"or don't think of 'em!" "Look here—" "Good heavens!" Fred exclaimed. "You aren't expecting to interfere with me If I say anything about that little fat Werder girl that argued for Germany, are you? Or any of the other speakers? I got a right to talk about 'em Just as public speakers, haven't I? Well, what I say is: Dora f I V T 1 'i V i OS' 'in. V "Well, What I Say Is: Dora Yocum, as an Orator, Is Just an Actual Per fect Wonder. Got Any Objections?" Yocum as an orator Is just an actual perfect wonder. Got any objections?" "N-no." "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 ! You sit down—I mean anybody's spine, doggone it!" And as Ramsey increased the manifestations 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 cutle 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 days?" "Yep." "All the flubdub this Werder girl got off tonight puts me in mind of the way I talked that day. I can remem ber it as well as anything! Wesley kept yelpin' that whoever mentioned a lady's name in a public place was a pup, and of course I didn't want to hit him for that; a boy's got a reg'Iar instinct for tryln' to make out he's on the right side in a scrap, and he'll always try to do something, or say something, or he'll get the other boy to say something, to make It look as If the other boy was in the wrong and began the trouble. So I told poor ole Wes that my father spoke my moth er's name In a public place whenever he wanted to, and I dared 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 like 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 course they'll play Just about that same old boy trick, because It's Instinct to do It, Just the same for a man ns It is for a boy—or else the principle's Just the same, or something. Well, anyhow, If you want to know who started a sernp 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 answer to those two questions everything's settled about this being 'attneked' business. As near ns I cnn make out, this war began with Germany and Austria's startin' to wipe out two little countries; Aus tria began shootln' up Serbia, and Germany began shootln' up Belgium. 1 don't need to notice any more than that, myself—nil the girls In the coun try cnn debate their heads off, they can't change what happened and they caj't excuse It, either.'' He was silent, appearing to feel that he had concluded conclusively, and the young gentleman on the window seat, after staring at him for several mo ments of genuine thoughtfulness, was gracious enough to observe, "Well, old Ram, you mny be n little slow In class, but when you think tilings 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 friends'? "See, here!" Fred exelnlmed, ns Ramsey seemed about to rise. Yon keep sitting Just where you are, and d-n't look at me out of the side of y ' ir eye like that—pretendin' you're a bud horse. I'm really serious now, and you listen to me. I don't think argufy ing and debating like that little Frau 1c in Werder's does much harm. She's a right nifty young rol.vpoly, by the way, though you didn't notice, of course." "Why didn't I?" Ramsey demanded, sharply. "Why didn't I notice?" "Oh, nothing. But, ns I was saying, I don't think that sort of talk does much harm: everybody knows It goes on among the pro-Germans, and it's all hot air, anyhow. But I think Lin ski's sort of talk does do harm, prob'ly among people that don't know much; and, what's more, I think Dora Yo cum's does some, too. Well, you hit Linski in the snoot, so what are you— Sit still! My lord! You don't think I'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 what's what?" "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?" Ramsey demanded explosively. never see her—to speak to, that Is. I prob'ly won't happen to have an other talk with her, or anything, all the time we're in college." "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 other time, wouldn't you?" But upon that, another re sumption of physical violence put an end to the conversation. Continued next week i STERLING + + ♦ * + (Too late for last week) Messrs. Harvey Rice and Otto Nilsson made a business trip to Aberdeen Saturday. The stork visited the home of Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Corbridge April 20 and left a fine baby girl. Mother and baby are doing nicely. Tommy Hawes arrived here Sat urday from Swan Lake, Idaho. Ronald Bronson left Tuesday for Blackfoot. Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Sprague re? turned from Blackfoot Tuesday. Mrs. Sprague is on the improve-. The Misses Alice and Florence Brown arrived home from Ogden, Utah Saturday, where they spent the past months with relatives. I. N. Noyer returned from Black foot Tuesday. Mr. and Mrs. Henry Jones re turned home Tuesday from Black foot. Mr. Stambaugh of Pocatello spent Tuesday here on business. The Misses Della Phillipps and Mae Jones of Aberdeen spent Sun day here with friends. Floyd Hiatt arrived here Tuesday from Salem, Utah, where he spent the winter. Shorty Christensen was a Black foot visitor Thursday. Hugh Wells spent several days of the week in Pocatello on business. Eather Baker was employed as chief clerk at the Sterling Hardware store during Mr. Wells absence. Mr. and Mrs. Everette Colborn were Aberdeen visitors last week. Clyde Furniss reurned to his home in Blackfoot, after having spent a few days here with friends and relatives. The dance given at the hall last Friday by the junior Bee Hive girls was attended by a good crowd. Miss LaPreal Nilsson arrived here Tuesday from Salt Lake, Utah, after a very pleasant visit in that city. Mrs. John Wright returned Satur day from Salt Lake, Utah. John Herbert returned recently from Salt Lake, Utah, where he at tended conference. Mrs. John Herbert and daughter Louise were Blackfoot visitors last week. Mr. and Mrs. Everette Parson's moved into town Monday, have rented the old butcher shop building. Mrs. Oscar Hougland was called to Pocatello Wednesday as her daughter Mrs. Helen Leigh is ill. George Wheeler is post master dur ing Mrs. Hougland's absence. Mrs. Grace Faulconer of Black foot visited the Sterling school Fri day. They Mrs. Herman Tiechert returned from Blackfoot Tuesday. O. E. Nelsson and son Thomas made a business trip to Aberdeen Tuesday. George Pugmire of Pocatello was here on business last week. Mrs.' Pearl Corbridge, Orvetta Corbridge and Miss Veretta Parker were Aberdeen visitors Wednesday. Bruce Parmalee made a business trip to Aberdeen Tuesday. C. Murray of Blackfot and E. Sly of Aberdeen visited the Sterling school Tuesday. Mrs. Paige has recovered suf ficiently from her illness that her daughter Mrs. Eulalle Teichert was able to return to her teaching on Monday. Mrs. Charlie Oravatte has been teaching the sixth and seventh grades during Mrs. Teichert's ab sence. H. R. Chappell of Pingree visited his daughter Tuesday, leaving for Pocatello Wednesday. Miss Geneva Wheeler and Dean Grover left here Saturday for Mc Cammon, Idaho, where they will visit Mr. Grovers parents. -!• SHELLEY + ^ + + 4- ■!■ + ++ ++ + J Marion Hurdle of Boise, Idaho was a visitor in Shelley on Wednes day last to visit with his mother Mrs. O. V. Hurdle. Attorney Wright of Blackfoot was in Shelley on Thursday on very im portan business. A baby girl arrived at the home of Ben Sage on Thursday. Mother and child are doing nicely. Mrs. F. E. Roberts and Miss Edith Hunting were in Idaho Falls on Wednesday evening. George Schweigher of Ashton was in Shelley Tuesday last on business. Frank Hurdle, the superintendent of the Firth high school was in Shel ley Wednesday evening. The one hundred and third anni versary of the American Odd Fel lows was held on Wednesday even ing, April 26, in the Odd Fellow's hall. A good crowd turned out both of members and friends. A splendid program was put forth, after which all were entertained by cards, later they all retired to the banquet room where a very delicious luncheon was served. Everyone had a very enjoy able evening. Mr. and Mrs. Etrich Miller gave a party at their home on \Vednesday evening in honor of their son Reed Miller. The party lasted until a "wee sma' hour." Every one liad a splen did time. Parent-Teacliers meeting was held on Tuesday afternoon. A good crowd attended. The annual ball of the Odd Fel lows was held Friday evening in the Ensign Hall. The music was fur nished by the Driggs orchestra from Idaho Falls. The hall decorations were very elaborate. Light refresh ments were served during the even ing. A very large crowd attended. Mrs. Wayn Farrar entertained the "Lucky Thirteen Bridge club" at her home last Friday afternoon. The visitors were Mesdames R. B. Wal ler, Leo Hansen and H. L. Perry. Later in the afternoon a luncheon was served and then they all went home saying they enjoyed the after noon very much. * 4* * * * J. + MORELAND * X t Mr. and Mrs. Hale of Groveland visited the primary in behalf of the stake board on Monday last. The ladies of the Relief society met in the public hall on Tuesday in business meeting. There were two models made for ladles of the asso ciation. Miss Thomas and Miss Larsen spent the week-end in Pocatello. Mrs. Yates of Ogden, Utah is visit I Low Excursion Rates East— UNION PACIFIC SYSTEM || Excursion rates east this summer will be cheaper than for many years past. (| Tickets on sale Miay 25 to August 31. t| Return limit October 31. Fares to Representative Points Omaha or Kansas City $ 61.00 $ 67.00 $ 71.00 $ 81.00 $ 66.50 $ 76.50 Corresponding: low rates from all other stations and to many other eastern points. Plan Your Trip Now (J Attractive excursion fares will also apply to North Pacific Coast and California. See Agent for Details D. S. SPENCER, General Passenger Agent UNION PACIFIC SYSTEM, Salt Lake City, Utah Pocatello Boise Chicago St. Louis Millersburg Tires Carry Standard Tire Guaranty We have sizes 30x3^ for $10.50. Re member our big repair shop with its com plete equipment and good mechanics. Three-A Garage Blackfoot North Main ing her daughter Mrs. John Bense. R. Munsen from Utah Is visiting his mother. His friends are pleased to see him. J. J. McKnight made a business trip to Blackfoot Monday. The Thomas Dramatic club pre sented a play here on Thursday evening. It was well attended. On Friday evening there was a welcome home party given in honor of Elder Orey Lindsay. A splendid prorgam was enjoyed and dainty re freshments were served. Warren P. Lindsay and son Orey left for Cascade, Mont, this week, where Mr. Lindsay has property. Orey will remain at Cascade and Mr. Lindsay will return soon. Miss Dorothy Cobley of Blackfoot was a visitor in Moreland Friday night. J. J. McKnight was a Pocatello visitor on Sunday. Miss Elvey Christensen enter tained a few of her friends on Mon day evening. 'It was her birthday and all present had a good time. Mr. and Mrs. Somwell Hatch are rejoicing over the birth of a baby girl born Sunday. Mother and child are doing nicely. Guss Furnice made a business trip to Aberdeen this week. Mrs. Davis of Shelley spent a few days with her daughter and family last week, returning home Wednes day. Mr. and Mrs. John Wheeler made a business trip to Idaho Falls last Monday. Lee Moyer has been on the sick list but is some better now and is able to be around. Miss Genevieve Hammond was a visitor in Moreland this week. Mrs. Eugene Liljenquist made a business trip to Pocatello on Tues day. Mr. Winkler, salesman for the Shups Candy company, was in town Tuesday. Miss Goldie Thompson of Rich, who has been staying with her brother Ralph Thompson and family returned to her home the first of the week. Mr. Rollins of Keysville, Utah is visiting with his sister Mrs. James Leavitt. Elmer Farnsworth made a busi ness trip to Idaho Falls Monday. Mr. and Mrs. Harrison McKnight entertained a few of their friends at dinner. Mrs. Thomas Richardson and daughter left Sunday for their home in Hamer, Idaho. Gustis Turnis made a business trip to Aberdeen this week. The Moreland eighth grade enter tained the children at a dance on Friday afternoon and sold ice cream. In the evening they had a weight dance and sold ice cream. It was a great success. * STILL LOANING GOVERNMENT MONEY George F. Gagon, president of the Southeastern Idaho Livestock Loan company, had loaned and delivered up to the first of May, $928,480 and had applications in progress for other loans amounting to about a quarter of a million dollars. Their office Is on the second floor of the Standrod Bank building at Blackfoot.