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Magazine Page EL i W urn & I-""-"' Monday, May Tenth, 1915. j.J-..- . .--rsi ;; KflJI BJJ irMff' BL ej ALD Editoris.1 and Magazine P. "Z A '"-. MF-Or?- AiS Another Pet Mystery Argued Away Vote For School Bonds Tuesday Making New Precedents For Autos Genius As the Product Of Wars A New York doctor explains the feeling that comes over ns sometimes, that the thing we are saying or hearing, or the scene we are watching, or the accident we are passing through, has happened exactly so to ns before. It is a dim, misty feeling that we may have lived before or may be having some strange spiritual excursion into the past or future. The human mind dearly loves mysteries and spirit ualistic or ghostly experiences, and this double im pression has a nice creep-, uncanny feeling that we have been two persons or lived two lives or are going to live two lives, or are sharing another life, or some thing. The feeling only lasts a second and then we slip into ordinary experience again. . Now the New York doctor has a very simple and un mysterioas but too convincing explanation of this favorite experience in mystery. He says that the two lobes of the brain are always slightly unequal in de velopment, the left hand lobe being the better brain in right handed folks; and that at times, after a heavy meal or in the flash of a great excitement or when awakened suddenly from deep sleep or when very sleepy, the right lobe of the brain lags the merest trifle and records any experience a bit more slowly than the better, quicker left lobe is recording it. Thus the person for a second or less gets a double impression of one experience, and calls it mystic, when it is no mystery whatever, only a perfecUy reasonable mechanical action, according to the doctor. Of course nobody who has these experiences will care to believe the man who assails this pet mystery. Chicago's new mayor proposes to raise $10,000,000 more for public playgrounds. This is only for the pur chase of sites; establishment and maintenance are to be provided for out of other funds. Chicago already spends $1,300,000 a year on play for its children. Probably much of this broadmindedness and gen erosity in the city's attitude toward the little folks is due to Jane Addams, who has written gospel truth about the need of the small citizens for proper, merry, clean,.generons play places, and the benefit the city has in reducing crime and disease which are infinitely more costly than play places. The 1 Paso public schools need more room for recreation facilities. The high school will be well pro vided when the stadium and gymnasiums are ready, and the grammar schools will also have some use of the stadium. Chfhuahuita needs more playground space lots of it School trustee Holliday not long ago declared in the board meeting that he would opriose the purchase of any more school sites of less than a city block each in extent; his attitude on this matter is unqualifiedly correct. There is no economy in purchasing small sites. The large sites will become available for the use of all the people outside of school hours. The school bond issue to be voted on Tuesday will afford some opportunity for development of recreation facilities. Washington will try out the question of responsi bility in automobile accidents in a case where a machine driven by one man and carrying four other men, killed a trained nurse. The indictment holds all of the men for murder in the second degree, and a jury will decide how far each passenger was responsible for the death of the girl, in urging the driver to speed and reck lessness. The question is up before public opinion as well as before the more formal, courts, to decide how far the responsibility for automobile accidents goes and the severity of the punishment for injury and death caused by stupid or reckless driving. The world has learned to dodge motors very adroitly and surprisingly. It shows great mental alertness on the part of the world that there have been no more accidents; but so far automobile drivers have mostly escaped punishment for the injuries they have done, and law and public opinion will now have to provide some fair 'code for motor drivers, passengers, and owners. ' o Two things a city owes itself, cleanliness and beauty. Uncle Sam's latest war toy-is an 80 foot wireless mast mounted and rigged up on a motor truck. The czar of Russia has a grand ability to make a short speech, which is something always extravagantly admired but not often attained by others who try to "make a few remarks." When the czar entered Weinberg, Galicia, and was cheered and cheered again to the echo, he came out on a balcony and said, "I thank you for this hearty welcome. Long live the indivisible Russia." Theorists argue that, after a big war, geniuses multiply; that war babies have some peculiar inspira tion. It often happens that geniuses multiply after a war, but no truer than that geniuses multiply in peace. War babies are no more brilliant in the long run than are peace babies. Going over the record of men and women who have been inspired to work that the world has applauded, one finds that some have been war babies, but most of the noted ones were born in times of long peace. Our greatest, Lincoln, was not born' during or just after a great war. Washington, Franklin, Morse, Edison, McCormick, taking names at random, were not bem in war time. On the other hand, the world did see a great light of genius after the .Napoleonic wars; in England were Huxley, Darwin, Spencer, Macaulay, ' Tennyson, Sickens, and Thackeray. But genius is a light that flashes up unaccountably. Sometimes one man only will flash a great light in his day, sometimes a group of men, but it cannot' be proved that war or peace produces more, or that geniuses come only in big families, or are never born of the wedding of cousins, or that genius can be cultivated artificially, or that genius can be thwarted. Genius remains a mystery No one knows when or where it win appear or whether a generation will have a generous output of geniuses or a scanty one. Witness the great difficulty the Nobel prize awarders find in rightly distributing award to genius. Genius generally is beyond the need of Nobel prizes; it is either dead or rich before it is discovered. and acknowledged. Many ideas for the benefit and advance ment of men are buzzing in the minds of men who are called (and oftenest are) cranks and 'adventurers and fanatks. They are laughed at and poopoohed and turned away from our doors, and yet it is almost always thus that great inventions and great work have been done- t Genius has found its way is spite of poverty and scorn. When it succeeds, the hearts of people are turned, genius is acclaimed, kings throw off their golden crowns to acknowledge it, and never does the world give greater homage than to the genius discovered, or greater scorn than to the genius undiscovered. Short Snatches From Everywhere In the end somebody moot wash the dishes. Dallas (Tex.) News. Probably the oldest woman's elijb in existence !i the rolling pin. Phoenix (Ariz.) Gesette. In a growing cKy eternal vigilance must be the price of health. Dallas (Tex.) Times-Herald. A few unimportant war orders were reported ve-s-terday nothing over SXMM.OO. Pittsburg Pres The Russian Bear's toe hold on the Carpathians setae to have slipped. Dallas (Tex.) Times-Herald Newspaper Bngliak is the most flowing, expressi-. e. elastio and "beautiful language on earth. Abilene (Tex.) Reporter. A Long Beach thief entered a store and stole JiO worth of bacon. H,e carried it away in his purse Douglas (Ariz.) International. It is gravely feared that It Is the rapid spread ..f prohibition in Europe that threatens to drive Huert.t forever from those inhospitable shores. Lexington (Ky.) Herald. Company K. Pleads For Armory Room Ir Ne- County and City Building." Soon To Be Erected "W rS HOPE that provision will be made in the proposed nev convention hall for an armory, because 1 Paso needs or-e bad 1," said William Gooch. officer in company K. the local militia organiza tion "Our present quarters in the court house are enti-ely too small and they lack the facilities most needed in a hall of that kind. For instance, there Is no place to wash in the armory and many of the boys in the company hate ' t" change into their uniform on drill nights because they are unable to have a bath when -they are through drilling. That fact alone has kept a number of men from Joining the company. A larger, better armory is certainly nec essary and I hope those who have the matter in charge will attempt to make provision in the new auditorium-" "There is much unnecessary talk about revolutions and a surprise attack on Juarez and it is hurting this town." said Col. Enrique Avila, brother of the military governor of Chihuahua and one of the officers in the Juarez gar rison. "Juarez has a bad reputation for being attacked unexpectedly, and the least rumor of such a thing is 'given some credence in EI Paso. If we were attacked, which we are in no danger of being, we could hold o-t long enough to receive reinforcements from Gen. Villa. "Kor that the Quarantine has been entire ly lifted from hay shipment into Texas, the hay growers of -the Kesilla valley are'disposing of large quantities of hay," said O. C Snow, of Mesllla Park. "The growers were holding their hay until the quarantine was modified. When it was announced that the hay could .be fumigated in the car ship ments were made, but when the quar antine was entirely lifted bn Afril 16 there was more than Si,MM worth of hay shipped from the upper valley." "All Tale men in El Paso and the southwest should organize, for we are planning a big reunion of the grad uates of Tale college soon and we want to get in touch with as many of the former students of Yale as possible." said Donald Young, of Las C-iices, N. M. who is secretary of the New Mexico Yale association. "El Paso being a central point for the southwest the re union will probably be held in KI Paso. But we have been having difficulty in interesting the iale men in El Paso and other parts of the southwest In the proposed reunion and we are now trying to get the names of every Yale man in the southwest," -5fr ( "Men whom I met on my recent trip to the California fairs were unani mous in declaring -El Paso the livest town they had seen west of the Mis sissippi, population considered," said ABE MARTIN Parker Burnham. "They all spoke of the lack of evidence of business de pression io manifest 'in many cities, and predicted continued grpwth- and prosperjty for the Sty." "We are always glad to have as many EI Paso people as care to intend the band concerts at the fort," sata Capt. G. W. Moses, adjutant of the 15th cavalry, "but we must ask them not to start the engines of their auto mobiles until after the band has fin ished playing the "Star Spangle. Ban ner," which closes the program. -Every officer and enlisted man is required to stand at attention while the national anthem is being played and this same respect is required from everyone on the government reservation. Besides the patriotic feature of it, there is I another side, as the honking of auto mobile horns, cranking and firing of engines prevents those who wish to hear the music from doing so." 'The opera programs of our public schools are arousing interest !n the other schools of the state and outside states and the music supervisor. Mrs. Leila Moore, has received a number of inquiries about our method of conduct ing these." said Miss Alice Fitspatrick. "There is a big opportunity for su- . musical work in every school, and we are very glad to have other schools take up the opera program idea." Bedtime Story For trie Little Ones "Uncle-Wiggily and the Bluejay." By HOWARD B. GARIS. . HAVE you seen Jimmle Caw-Caw this morning?" asked Uncle Wiggily Longears, the rabbit gentleman, of Nurse Jane Fuzzy Wnzzy, the mnskrat lady housekeeper. "Seen Jimmy, the crow boy?" repeat ed Nurse Jane, as she gave Uncle Wig gily a little more orange oatmeal for his breakfast. "Yes, he was crowing around here a little while ago. Why, did you want him?" "I am going for a walk," spoke the rabbit gentlemen, "and I thought I would take my little crow frfend with me. He was so smart about taking awav the diamond ring from the funny tiger, who caught me the other day, that I thought it would be a good thing to have Jimmle along in case I had another adventure. -So it would," agreed Nurse Jane, "especially as you have so many strange adventures. Til see If I can find Jimmie." Just then. In the parlor, was heard a queer noise, something like: Tinkle, link', tlnk! Ting-a-ling; Tra-la-la!" "What's thatr" asVed TJncle Wiggily. getting up from the table so quickly that his ears became tangled in the lace curtain. "It soupds like someone trying to play the piano," spoke Nurse Jane, puzzled-like. She and TJncle Wiggily hurried Into the parlor and there they saw Jimmie Caw-Caw, the crow boy, picking away at the piano keys. "What in the -world are you doingT" asked Nurse Jane, holding her tall over her paw so she would not step on it step on her tall, I mean. "What are you doing. JimmleT" she asked. "Why, I wanted something bright and shiny to hide," said Jimmie, "so I was trying to pick off the piano keys, and hide them. We crow chaps, you know," he went on. with a queer little smile and a shuffle of his wings, "we ' row chaps just have to hide some thing'" "Yes. I suppose so," laughed TJncle Wiggily, who, while pretending to be a scarecrow in Grandpa Goosey's corn field, had caught Jimmie Caw-Caw. Yes, you crows do seem to want to hide things," the rabbit gentleman went on. "but you can't hide piano keys, because they are fast in the piano " "So I have just found out." Jimmie said. "Well, Til have to get something else to hide." he cawed. "No, you had better come for a walk with me," suggested TJncle Wiggily. "That will keep you ont of mischief." "Ail right, 111 some." promised Jim mie. Then he hopped up and down on the piano keys, making a queer little tinkle-tinkle sound, and soon he and the rabbit gentleman went for a walk, both of them hopping along en the ground, though Jimmie could have flown, had he wished. Uncle Wiggily and Jimmie had a fine walk together and when they once more reached the hollow stump bun galow, where the rabbit gentleman nved. Nurse Jane was not at home. She had left a note, written on a cab bage leaf, saying she had gone down to the five and six cent store for a gold plated cook stove. "Well, Til take a little sleep In the parlor until she comes back," TJncle Wiggily said. "And I'll go out and look for some thing to hide," Jimmle remarked, for he just loved todo that. "Well, don't get Into mischief," begged TJncle Wiggily, and the crow boy said he would not. Now, while TJncle Wiggily wassHep lng peacefully in his hollow stump bungalow, along came a blue Jay bird. The blue Jay saw a pile of acorns In the wood near the bungalow and he also saw the hollow chimney of TJncle Wiggily's house. And right away that bine jay bird said: "Ah ha! That chimney will be a fine place down which to drop all those scorns That's what rU'do. Til drop erv acorn down the chimney of that bjpgalow" Whenever a blue jay bird- sees some acorns, and a place to drop them into, he always gets busy right away. So this blue jay flew down to the pile of acorns, and, taking see up in his bill, he lew with it to TJncle Wig guy's chimney and dropped K down. "Bung! Plunk!" went the acorn into the fireplace. ' Then the blue jay flew hack, got an other acorn, and d -opped that down, until he had dropped about forty.-'leven hundred, six thousand and ninety-two acorns down the bungalow chimney. "Ha! This is lots of fun!" the blue jay chattered. He did not do it to be unpleasant, you understand, but a blue jay bird can no more stop dropping acorns down a chimney, or any other hole, than a crow can stop hiding bright things. "Bung! Plunk!" went the acorns down the chimney hole. Into the fire place they rattled, and soon the room was full and running over with them. Uncle Wiggily awakened with a start and found he was being smothered in a corn s. "Hi, there! Stop tbtjt!" he cried. "Who Is throwing acorns down my chimney?" "I am," said the blue jay. "Here comes another!" "Bung! Plunk!" down it rattled. "Stop it! Stop tV cried. TJncle Wig gily. "You are filling, my bungalow with aetfrss. There will be no place for Nurse Jane or me. Stop It!" "I can't stop! I can't stop!" chat tered the blue jay. T must drop all ' T it 1 ,- Mllli !Ti i;L T J-T TL A. A 1J ' XL.. ,!-,-. XI X dlUSi A.U3C9 JLXI2 JSJU X X.O X Xi.VJ.fci iXlCtl' A -"UwtM- Son Goes Into Jitre Business With tamily Au; : REet-S2J 6cA HotfizoirAL ACSO&i&M It's funny how quick we quit Iookin' fer perfections after we're married. Why don't seroehuddy organize th' ole scouts? the acorns in these woods down your chimney." "Oh, dear! That will be dreadful" cried TJncle Wiggily. "I'm being smothered in acorns. Do stop it!" "No! No!" chirped the Mae jay. "Here comes more acorns. "I can't stop!" "Yes you can stop, for I'll make you"" suddenly cried a voice, and up flew Jimmie Caw-Caw. the crow boy. With his black wings and his sharp bill, which was bigger than the blue jay's. Jimmle drove away the mischievous bird. "Oh. but how will I ever get all these acorns out of ray house" asked Uncle Wiggily. sadly like. "I'll carry them out in my bill and hide them," Jimmie said. "It will be Just fun for me." And so it was. Soon all the acorns were carried out of the bungalow and ! hidden by the orow 'boy, and Uncle Wiggily could sleep in peace. ; And in the story after this I will tell j you about Uncle Wiggily and the big I cheese and I hope the gold fish doesn't get his tail caught In a mouse I trap so he has to stay home from the player-pia"no's party and can't dance with the angleworm. Copyright, 1913. by McClure Newspaper Syndicate. SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT HELD FOR SHERIFF'S DEATH Silverton, Tex, May 1. W. G. Sears, superintendent of the Silverton high school, is under arrest charged with shooting and killing J. O. Long, sheriff of Briscoe county. Sheriff Long was shot twice, once in the head and the other snot entering the abdomen. A controversy over school matters said J to have been the cause. OPHELIA t Vx&itlPlj'Sr (i fQBjl H Iry s8T"l THE jitne bus is a contrivance for making a perfect democracy out of the automobile. Tern years ago only millionaires rode in avtomobHes. Five years ago only the prosperous or the foolish could af ford them. But today the scrub woman noids up three fingers at the street corner and steps Into a tonneau as carelessly as if she had a stable full of touring cars at home. The jitne bus is an automobile which is trying to earn a decent living. ' It is also an illustration of the marvels of science Ten years ago it took a four figure income to keep an automobile out of the repair shop. Today the brave young son pats his ruined father on the back and says. "Cheer up. dad. AH is not lost because you were defeated for alderman." Then he takes the family auto out and supports the heme by hauling passengers at five cents a head. The jitne bus also illustrates the power of words. It was Impossible to make money hauling people in an auto mobile for five cents until some word could be found to popularize the job. Suddenly the word "jitne" was discov- BY GEORGE FITCH, ered -in a pitiable condition doe to lack of employment. Immediately ten thou sand automobiles were equipped with the new word and the public passed up HOME, j jfiTJ CJ--. DallyhooiBK for trade with a dinner bell a dozen street cars apiece to discover what the blamed thing was tike. The jitne bus flourishes most where the street car president is proudest and haughtiest and the street car company is soggiest as to capitalisation. Up to the last year the American citizen who didn't like to hang by a strap with j. fellow citizen on his feet and another n his thorax could walk and teU his trou bles to the ash man. Today he stops a Jit. hops in and regards the street car with a cold indepenednt grin. This is a very serious thing for the street cars. We are not going to see so much calm content hereafter in the street car magnate who rifles home each night in his automobile. We will be more likely to see htm standing on a down town corner ballyhooing for trade with a dinner bell and calling attention to the fact that each street car passen ger gets a chance oh a fine set of dishes to be given away on Saturday after nooa. Just about the time anyone gets too almighty imperial in this country some little thing like the jitne ousi comes along and reduces Ms assessed valua tion about til, too.!.' Great is Ameri can Ingenuity. Copyrighted by the Adams Ne-rsoaper Bervt-e. Six-Cylin der Living What It' Leads To and How Foolish It Is. By BEATRICE FAIRF'AC r-jr-jHS thirst for excttacnt la as aangerous an appetite as the X cra-Aug for strong liquor. The longing for gayety. for amusement, for the stimulation of bright lights and giddy throngs is tne direct cause for the downfall of a disheartlngly large number of beys and girls. Each week brings me numerous let ters from boys and girls who are on the verge of leaving home because their parents deny them the freedom and so cial opportunity they think their youth ful due Once outh tastes the strong wine of articicial gayety it longs to sip a?am. At first curiosity impels then a taste is cultivated, and then the strength of habit and custom steps in. Youth does not know enough to dis criminate. Youth, elated at its suc cess and popularity, does not see the wisdom of early departure and health ful long hours of sleep. Parents know how hideously the longing for inno cent amusement deteriorates into the wild craving for amusement of any kind. The drug hapit is not formed over night. It claims Its victims by slow stages. And Its victims are not tore ordained outcasts from houses, of pov erty and hereditary degredation. They are all too often men and women who 0UTQ0OR' SPORTS-;- WATCHESfG THE BIG LEAGUE MAGNATES Cepyrifht, 1315. International Kews 8-irvS-ea. ; sfif W yix fffil-' Letfers to The Herald. fAll communications must bear th signature of the writer, but the name win be withheld If reauested.1 FOOT A.0 MOUTH DISEASE. Editor El Paso Herald: In your issue of Wednesday. May S, you quoted J. H. Avery, chairman of the state livestock sanitary board, as saying "Altogether toe much has been saM and printed about the foot and mouth disease. The less that Is said about the foot and mottth disease, the better it win he for the cattle in dustry of the state of Texas. The dan ger Is not yet past and we have decided that It will be better to continue the quarantine than risk bringing the disease Into the state." If he Is correctly -tooted. It is a very strange utterance -for one occupying his official position. It would seem that the more the foot and mouth disease Is discussed and the more there is published about It, the better It will be for all concerned. - The great dan ger lies In ignorance of the disease and its disastrous effects upon the livestock Industry. Instead of hushing up all discussion of the disease, let us hope that those In authority will gfcre the public full knowledge of aD phases of this .disease and its progress In this country and there is no better means than through the press. Let the blessed sunshine of knowl edge drive out the gloom of ignorance. You are wrong; Jir. Avery, you are wrong. Thos. Franklin. V e Daily Novelette l.VOHMOUS IKE. were once as sane, as decent, as law abiding as you and I! So with any tppeute tnat masters you. Drugs, drink, the craving for plea-rare all go hand in hand all pro dace the same dreadful effects. A trusted employe just sent to prison for robbing the employer who was also his friend, confessed that his own fall was due to longing for gaiety at any price. He sums up his fail in these words: "The night life of New York completed my downfall. I began to drink. Then came fast company. Bat my love for my wife and babies never died. It was merely that the lure of liquor and the siv-cylinder life of "Broadway was strosujer." The ability to find pleasure in kind- "I wtrr much fear, Said Ike Dtuaee. I'm least in the shade, Br my fara-ly tree." . . jCHABOD.-" whimpered the young f wife, "there Is ho use disguising -X It any longer" I must speak out. We have been ssorrted- three long months and now I know my friends were right. They told me I would get tired of seeing the same face across the talkie at breakfast, lunch and din ner; fBmaer. lunch and breakfast lunch. Breakfast and dinner, etc, day in and day out. Ichabod, I loye you as much as ever, of course, my angel, but I'm getting sick -of seeing your face around so much. We women must have a change" All that day Ichabod thought deep-. . though not by nature a deep thmke II. That evening when Mrs. Sisboom came down to dinner, a man with a red goatee on bis chin and a thiik green military mustache en his upper lip was sitting in her husband's chair "My goodness:" she cried. "Wh, where is Ichabod V "I am Ichabod!" replied the dis guised man simply. "My hero!" she shrieked, and the livd happily e. a. ness and friendship and the big. whole some out doors and work well done and duty well performed and the loe f beauty is a God gives gift. Hunt for a spark of it in your own nature and cultivate it as, a talisman against the fever phantom of unrest that pursues and destroys youth and conscience to day. A dollar saved by buying goods pro duced elsewhere Is a dollar thrown at our neighbor's TMrdc Queer People - THERE are seme fellows in this land whose dotn-s I can't nnderstand. The cfcaas who sit 'round playing cards, when spring inspires the lilting bards, when sunshine fills the whole outdoors, except wen rain, refreshing pours, when there are sights and sounds and scents which fascinate all normal gents; how can men at in felly's same, and play a stupid, dreary game? They're sitting in a musty room, enshrouded in six kinds of -oom, and as they shuffle, cut and deal, the robins raise their gladsome spiel, tae humming birds come forth and hum, and Nature says to mankind, "Come, enjoy the beauties of the spring, and hear the tenor thrushes sing, enjoy the catbird's mellow tune, which doesn't cost a picayune. The world just now is sweet and dean, with skies of blue and fields of green, so oarae, enjoy it while ye rciy; th springtime soon will pass away." And stiH those fellows are on guard, and still they ply the gieasy card, the air around them dense with smoke, until a crocodile would choke. Sane, healthy men are hoeing beans, or picking cainchbegs from their greens, or planting bushes in their yards-hat these queer guys are.playing cards! (Copyright by George M. Adams.) WALT MASON. EL PASO HERALD An Independent Daily A'ea-spapcr , n. D. Slater, Bditor-ln-Chlef and controlling owner, has directed The Herald for 17 Yean) C. A. Martin. Is News Editor. The El Paso Herald was established in March. 1SS1. The El Paso Herald includes also, by absorption and succession. The Daily News. The Telegraih, The Telegram. The Tribune. The Graphic. The Sun. The Advertiser. The Independent. The Journal. The Republican. The Bulletfc. TBatered at the Poatoffice In El Paso. Texa. as Second Cla-s Matter. MBMBBB. ASSOCIATED PRBSS. AVBIUrV NEWSPAPER PUBLISHERS' tssoci vriox. ixti vupiT nuRKtc op cmcrmATioxs. TUKtIS OP SUBSCKUTION Tlly Herald, per month. o; per year. J7 00 Wednesday and Weefc-Bnd issue will be mailed for tt- Per year. r.wly-jSdi Year Of Publication Superior exclusive features and comrlete nens report bv Associated Press Leased Wire and Special Correspondents covering Ariiona. New Mexico. west Texas, Mexico. Washington. D. C. and New York. Published by Herald News Co, Inc.: H. D. Slater (owner of two-thirds inte-est) President: J. C Wilmartb -owner of one-fifth interest). Manager the re maining one-eightb interest Is owned among IS stockholders nho .re as follow 11. I Cipell. H B Stevens. J. A. Smith. J J. Mundy. Water- Lmvis II. A True. MiGlennon estate W. F. Payne. R. C. Canby, G. A. Maitin. A 1a Sharuc and John P Ramsey.