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'I r HM 1!' Waritnt.
BED CLOUD. NEBRASKA, OHJJW
S I ... ' . I M S.
By BOOTH TARKINGTON
CHAPTEfl IX Continued.
Moat uncomfortably nstonlshcd,
Ramsey took his hnntls out of his pock
ets, picked n leaf from n lllnc bush be
ldc the path, nnd put tho stem of the
leaf seriously Into a corner of his
mouth, before finding nnythlng to sny.
"Well well, nil right," he llunlly re
sponded. "I'll tell you If It's Any
thing I know About."
"You know nbout It," snld Dorn.
"That Is, yon certainly do If you were
t your 'frnt' nicotine last night.
"Yes, I was there," Ramsey an
swered, wondering whnt In tho world
she wanted to know, though he sup
posed vaguely that It must be something-
about Colburn, whom he hud
several times seen walking with her.
"Of course I couldn't tell you much,"
he added, with nn afterthought. "You
soc, n good deal that goes on at n 'frnt'
meeting Isn't supposed to be talked
"Yes," Rho said, smiling faintly,
though with a satire thnt missed him.
"I've been a member of a sorority since
September, nnd I think I have an Idcn
of whnt could bo told or not told.
Suppose we walk on, If you don't mind.
My question needn't embarrass you."
Nevertheless, ns they slowly went on
together, Ramsey was embarrassed.
Ho felt "queer." They had kuown
each other so long; In a way had
shared so much, sitting dally for years
near each other and undergoing tho
same outward experiences; they had
almost "grown up together," yet this
was the first time they hnd ever talked
together or walked together.
"Well" ho Raid. "If you want to
ask anything It's all right for me to
tell you well, I Just as soon, I guess."
"It has nothing to do with the secret
proceedings of your 'frnt,' " said Doru,
primly. "Whnt I want to usk about
tins been talked of nil over the placo
todny. Everyone bus been snylng It
was your 'frnt' that sent the first tele
gram to members of the government
offering support In case of war with
Germany. They sny you didn't oven
wait until today, but sent oft a mes
sage last night. Whnt I wanted to
ask you was whether this story Is true
"Why, yes," said Ramsey, mildly.
"Thnt'sUvhat we did."
She uttered an exclamation, a sound
of grief1 and of suspicion confirmed.
"Ah I I was nfrnld sol"
'"Afraid so? What's tho mnttcr?"
lie asked, and because she seemed ex
cited ami troubled, he found himself
tot quite so embarrassed ns he hnd
been nt first; for some renson her ngl
Intlon made him feel easier. "What
vns wrong nbout thnt?"
"Oh, It's all so shocking nnd wick
a nnd mistaken 1" she cried. "Even
Iho faculty has been doing It, nnd half
the other 'f rats' and sororities I Ami
t was yours that started It."
"Yes, we did," he said, thoroughly
puzzled. "We're the oldest 'frot' here,
ml of course" he chuckled modestly
"of course we think we're the best.
Do you mean you believe we ought
to've snt back and let soiircbody else
"Oh, no I" she answered, vehemently.
"Nobody ought to hnve started It I
That's tho trouble; don't you see? If
nobody had started It none of It might
hnve happened. The rest mightn't
have caught It. It mightn't lmve got
into their heads. A war thought Is the
fliost contagious thought In the world ;
but It It can bo kept from starting, It
call be kept from being contagious.
It's just when people hnve got into an
emotional state, or a state of smoul
dering rage, that everybody ought to
1)0 so terribly careful not to think war
thoughts or moke war speeches or
send war telegrams I I thought oh,
I was so sure I'd convinced Mr. Col
burn .of all this, the last time wo
talked of ltt lie seemed to under
stand, nnd I was sure he agreed with
me." ' She bit her Up. "He was only
pretending I see that now I"
"I guess he must 'a' been," said
Ramsey, with admirable simplicity.
"He didn't tnlk nbout anything like
that last night. He wns as much for
It ns anybody."
"I've no doubt I"
Ramsey made bold to look at her
out of the side of his eye, And as she
was gazing tensely forwurd he contin
ued his observation for some time. She
was obviously controlling ngltutlon, Al
most controlling tears, which seemed
to threaten her very wide-open eyes;
for those now fully grown And notice
able cye-wlnkers of hers were Bubject
to fluctuations Indicating such a
threat. She looked "hurt," and Rnm
Bey wns touched. There wns something
humnn nbout her, then, nftcr all. And
If he hud put his feeling Into words At
the moment, he would have said that
ho guessed maybe he could stand this
ole girl, for a few minutes sometime
better than he'd always thought he
"Well," he Bald, "Colburn probly
wouldn't want to hurt your feelings
or anything. Colburn"
"He? Ho didn't l I haven't the
faintest personal Interest In what he
"Obi" said Ramsey. "Well, excuse
wcii thought Mcfr'lutQu wr aULrallx.lftY. toflbt.H
because he'd jollied you about this
pacifist stuff, nnd then"
"Not" she said, sharply. "I'm not
thinking of his having agreed with
me and fooling did ubout it. He Just
wanted to make a pleasant Impression
on u girl, and said anything he thought
would please her. I don't enre whether
ho does things like thnt or not. What
I care about Is that tho prlnclplo
didn't reach him and that he mocked
ltt I don't care about a petty treach
ery to me, personally, but I "
Fraternal loyalty could not quite,
brook this. "Urotlier Colburn Is a per
fectly honor'blc man," said Ramsey,
solemnly. "He Is one of tho most
honor'blo men In this M
"Of course I" she cried. "Oh, enn't
I make you understand thnt I'm not
condemning him for a little fluttery to
mo? I don't care two straws for his
showing that I didn't lnflucnco him.
Ho doesn't Interest me, please under
stand." Ramsey was altogether perplexed.
"Well, I don't seo whnt makes you go
for him so hard, then."
"Hut you said he waB trench"
"I don't condemn him for It," she In
sisted, despnlrlngly. "Don't you see
the difference? I'm not condemning
anybody; I'm only lnmentlng."
"About nil of you thnt wnnt wnrT
"My golly l" Rumsoy exclaimed.
"You don't think those Dutchmen
were right to drown bnblcs nnd "
"No I I ' think they were ghnstly
murderers I I think they were detesta
ble nnd fiendish uud monstrous and "
"Well, then, my goodness I What do
"I don't wnnt warl"
"I want Christianity I" sho cried. "I
can't think of the Germans without
hating them, nnd so today, when all
the world Is hating them, I keep my
self from thinking of them ns much ns
I cnn. Alreudy half tho world Is full
of war; you want to go to war to
make things right, but it won't ; it will
only make more warl"
"Don't you see whnt you've" done,
you boys?" she said. "Don't you see
There Was Something Human About
Her,' Then, After All.
what you've done with your absurd
telegram? That started tho rest: they
thought they all had to send telegrams
"Well, the faculty"
"Even they mightn't hnve thought
of It If it hadn't been for the first one.
Vengeance Is tho most terrible
thought; onco you put It Into people's
tnhuls that they ought to have It, It
runs awuy with them."
"Well, It Isn't mostly vengennco
we're nfter, nt nil. There's a lot more
to it than Just getting oven with"
She did not heed him. "You're nil
blind I You don't see whnt you're do
ing; you don't even seo whnt you've
done to this peaceful placo here.
You've filled It full of thoughts of fury
und killing and massacre "
"Why, no," snld Ramsey. "It wns
those Dutch did thnt to us; nnd, be
sides, there's more to It than you"
"No, thero Isn't," she Interrupted.
"It's Just the old brutal spirit thut na
tions Inherit from the time they were
only tribes; It's tho tribe spirit, and
an eye for an eye and a tooth for a
tooth. It's those things and tho love
of fighting men hnve Always loved
to fight. Clvlllzntlon hnsn't tnken It
out of them ; men still hnvo the bruto
In them that loves to fight I"
"I don't think so," said Ramsey.
"Americaus don't lovo to fight; I don't
know about other countries, but we
don't. Of course, here and thero,
there's some fellow that likes to hunt
around for scraps, hut I never saw
more than threo or four In my life that
acted that way. Of course a football
team often has a scrapper or two on
It, bat that's different."
"No," she said. "I think you all
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Ramsey wns roused to become argu
mentative. "I don't seo where you get
the Idea. Colburn Isn't thnt way, und
back at school there wasn't a single
boy that was anything llko that."
"What I" Sho stopped, and turned
suddenly to face him.
"What's the matter?" ho said, stop
ping, too. Something he said had
startled her, evidently.
"How can you sny such a thing?"
sho cried. "You love to fight 1"
"You dot You love fighting. You
always have loved fighting."
He wns dumfounded. "Why, I never
hnd a fight in my llfol"
Sho cried out In protest of such pre
varication. "Well, I never did," he Insisted,
"Why, you hnd a fight nbout mol
"No, I didn't."
"With Wesley Render I"
Itnmscy chuckled. Thnt wnsn't a
"Nothing llko one. We wore Just
guyln' him nbout nbout gcttln' slicked
up, kind of, because he sat In front of
you; and he hit me with his book strap
and I chased him off. Gracious, no;
thnt wnsn't a fight I"
"Rut you fought Llnskl only Inst
Ramsey chuckled again. "That
wnsn't even ns much like n fight as the
one with Wesley. I Just told this
Llnskl I wns goln' to give him a punch
In the sn I Just told him to look
out because I wns goln to hit him, nnd
then I did It, and waited to see If he
wanted to do anything nbout it, nnd he
didn't. Thnt's All there was to It, and
It wnsn't nny more like fighting thnn
thnn feeding chickens Is."
She Inughed dolefully. "It seems
to mo rather more like It thnn thnt!"
"Well, It wnsn't."
They hnd begun to wnlk on ngaln,
nnd Rnmscy wns nwnre thnt they hnd
pussed tho "frnt house," where his
dinner wns probnbly growing cold. Ho
wns nwnre of this, but not sharply or
Insistently. Curiously enough, he did
not think nbout It. Ho had begun to
find something pleasant In the odd in
terview, nnd In walking beside a girl,
even though the girl was Dora Yocum.
Ho niado no attempt to Account to
himself for Anything so peculiar".
For n while they went slowly to
gether, not speaking, nnd without des
tination, though Rnmsey vaguely took
It for grunted thnt Dorn was going
somewhere. Rut she wnsn't. They
emerged from the pnrt of the smnll
town closely built nbout the university
nnd cnmo out upon n bit of parked
land overlooking tho river; and here
Dorn's steps slowed to nn lndeter
mlnnte halt near a bench beneath a
"I think I'll stny here a while," sho
said ; and ns he made no response, she
asked: "Hadn't you better be going
hack to your 'frnt house for your din
ner? I didn't mean for you to come
out of your way with me; I only want
ed to get an answer to my question.
You'd better bo running back."
He stood irresolute, not sure thnt ho
wanted his dinner just then. It would
hnve amazed him to fnco the fact de
liberately that perhaps he preferred
being with Dora Yocum to eating.
However, he faced no such fact, nor
any fact, but lingered.
"Well" he said ugaln.
"You'd better go."
"I guess I can get my dinner pretty
nenr any time. I don't He had a
thought. "Did you"
"Did I what?"
"Did you have your dinner before I
"Well, nren't you"
She shook her head. "I don't want
"I don't think people hnvo very much
appetite today and yesterday," sho
said, with the hint of a sad laugh, "all
"No; I guess that's so."
"It's too terrlblo!" sho snld. MI
can't sit nnd ent when I think of the
Lusltunln of nil those poor, poor peo
ple strangling In the water "
"No; I guess nobody can cat much,
If they think nbout that."
"And of what It's going to bring, If
we let It," sho went on. "As If tills
killing weren't enough, we want to add
our killing I Oh, thnt's tho most ter
rible thing of all the thing It makes
within usi Don't you understand?"
She turned to him nppcnllngly, nnd
bo felt queerer thun ever. Dusk had
fallen. Where vthoy stood, under tho
young-leaved maple tree, there was but
a faint lingering of afterglow, and In
this mystery her fnco glimmered wnn
and sweet; so thnt Ramsey, Just then,
was llko one who discovers nn old
pan, used In the kitchen, to bo niado of
"Well, I don't feel much like dinner
right now," ho said. "WeY-wo could
sit hero nwbllo on this bench, prob'ly."
(TO BE3 CONTINUED.)
Right End First.
Blggard Of course It Is possible for
a roun to acquire ease and plenty.
Muson Ah, but not In tk wrdar
Lnamcd. London Answers
(Copy for Thl l?rpftrtmnt Supplied by
the American tfglnn Noit StvIi-o )
HOPE WARS ARE AT AN END
Statuette of Archangel Michael, Pre.
sented by General Diaz to
the Legion Commander.
Wnrs are at an end when tho Arch
angel Michael sheathes his sword. This
Is the hope expressed In the silver
stutuefte presented by Gen. Armundo
Diaz, the hero of Italy, to Commander
Hnnford MncNIder of tho American
Legion, nnd now preserved In tho nn
tlonnl trophy room of the Legion.
Replica of Famous Bronze Statue.
The statne Is n replica In miniature
of the grcnt bronze statue of St.
Michael that crowns the fortress of
Son Angelo in Rome. Snn Angelo is
also known ns Hndrlnn's Tomb, having
been built In the Second century A. D.
by the Emperor Hndrlnn for his
mausoleum und Inter converted Into a
fortress. Twelve hundred yenrs ngo
Pope Gregory drenmed ho saw the
Archangel nbout to sheath his sword,
and soon Afterward a great pestilence,
disappeared. The statue was cast to
commemorate tho event.
PUNS RELIEF OF AFFLICTED
President Illinois Federation of Labor
Proposes Arrangement In Co
operation With Legion.
John H. Walker, president for tho
last eight years of the Illinois Stntc
Federntlon of La
bor, has proposed
nn oillclal ar
rnn cement be
labor and tho
tor the relief of
the sick nnd
wounded of the
World war and
NIder of the Le
gion has respond
ed to this heartily and the mutter Is
Walker stnrtcd work In the Illinois
mines beforo he wns ten years old
nnd nt eleven wns a member of the
Knights of Labor. At some time or
other he bus served In pructlcnlly
every subordinate oillce In the min
ers' organizations of Illinois.
Steel Helmet Inventor Dead.
The mun who saved numberless lives
through his Introduction of the steel
helmet In the World wnr died recently
In I'nrls. He wns Doctor Monprollt, n
member of the chamber of deputies of
Frunce and n veteran of the French
nmbulnnce corps. Had the war con
tinued It Is very possible thnt the
struggling urmlcs would have gone out
In Bteel body nrmor ns well us hel
mets, for tho plnns of Doctor Mon
profit for tho uso of brenstplntes of
steel had been practically perfected at
the time of the armistice. Doctor Mon
profit conceived the Idea of the "tin
hnt" while campaigning In tho Bui
kans In 101-1.
Keeping It Dark.
"Go right buck nnd tell your boss,"
roared a squlro In a New England
town, "that he's n blinked 'fool, nnd
thut he's to coino here right nwny nnd
tlx up thnt carpentering Job und fix It
Tho upprentlco vnnlshed, nnd n few
minutes Inter the boss enrpenter ap
peared, aching for a fight.
"Do I understand," ho bellowed,
"thnt you told my apprentice that I
wns a blinked fool?"
"Why, yes," replied the squire,
beaming. "Didn't you wnut him to
know lt?"J-Amorlcnn Leglou Weekly,
Correspondence courses In cnvnlry,
lnfnntry nnd nrtlllcry work Is the
lntest thing In the Wnr depnrtment.
Theso courses huvo been estnbllshed
In nccordnnco with the movement for
citizen training backed by tho Amerl
cnn Legion, A national plan has been
worked out for tholr application nil
over the country. Five courses of in
struction are offered In enclt brunch of
1 l( ' l4. .
TO SEND HOME TOWN PAPER
American Legion and Auxiliary En
deavoring to Supply News to Dis
abled Men In Hospitals.
There nre 30,000 young Amerlcnns
who were wounded "while fighting dur
ing the World wnr or who hnvo be
come sick following their service In
fluid nnd camp, now confined to hos
pitals over tho United States. Most
of them nre hundreds nf thou
sands of miles from their home town,
friends nnd relatives. Mnny of tiiem
can do nothing but rend to pnss nwny
Tho American Legion auxiliary,
composed of the wives, mothers und
sisters of service men, Is endeavoring
to have personal, cheerful letters
written to these mn. Now the Legion
Is trying to have people In the men's
home towns sent I be homo-town
newspnper to thelit, cither every day
or every week.
There nre not more thnn five or six
ex-service men from nny average-sized
town In hospitals, the Legion esti
mates, nnd asking newspaper editors
to send free copies of their papers to
their home-town boys In hospltul Is
not usklng too much, nor more thnn
citizens would be willing to do. The
Legion Is forwarding to Its ofllcluls In
each stnte lists of names of men from
thnt stuto In hospital, und nsklng thnt
local newspaper editors send their pa
pers to theso men. Newspaper edi
tors who nre Interested, the Legion an
nounces, nre nsked to signify tholr
willingness and to request lists of
numes of men from their towns, from
nuttonnl hendqunrtcrs, Indlnnnpolls,
AIDS STRANDED EX-SOLDIERS
Bill Franklin, Washington (D. C.) Post
Commander, Assists Men Seeking
Every stranded cx-soldler who drifts
Into Washington, D. C, In hope of
getting n com
by Bill Franklin,
local post corn
mnnder of the
These men nro
caught In govern
mental red tape
sometimes In the
matter of their
claims und go
broke while wnlt-
wtzoikaw mti BSS-. ing. Bill Frank
lin hunts them up nnd If their com
pensation clnlms hnve n chnncc of set
tlement they nro tided over by Frank
lin nnd his unit, the Vincent B. Cos
tello post of Wnshlngton.
TAklng enre of these men stnnds the
post an Average expense of over $5 a
mnn. If men come In with hopeless
clnlms they nre helped In getting home.
The District of Columbia has recently
tuken over a largo share of this work.
EXPERT ON ARMY PAPER WORK
"The Walking Encyclopedia," Unoffi
cial Army Title of Marlon E.
Pollock of A. E. F.
"Tho "Walking Encyclopedia" Is tho
unofllciul nrmy title of Marlon E. Pol
lock of the A. E.
F. nnd the Amer
lcnn Legion, now
chief of tho per
sonnel division of
the United Stntes
In Wnshlngton, D.
C. Though nn
enlisted mnn, Pol
lock wns the nd
mltted expert of
the A. 13. F. on
nrmy pnper work,
nnd colonels, nnd
even second lieutenants addressed him
with deep respect.
Pollock served in Franco ns chief of
the orders division of the adjutant
general's department. After the arm
istice he could quote pructlcnlly word
for word every order Issued from gen
eral hendquurters during tho wur.
Carrying On With the j
The fumed "bluo devils" of Franco
hnve been chosen to occupy the Rhine
lnnd areas now being evacuated by
tho American forces.
To receive a compensation check
for $2,500 on n S2."0 claim was the ex
perience of David Phillips of Dover,
O., an ex-soldier. Phillips refunded
tho $2,250 at once.
Japanese tennnts on fnrms of tho
Yuklmn (Wash.) Indian reservation
have been ousted In favor of service
men, oillclal Washington has Informed
tho American Legion.
Nebraska posts of tho Legion will
report directly to their stnte head
quarters by radiophone. They nlso
project community entortnlnments nil
over the stnte by radio.
The nggregnto Insurance now enrried
by ex-soldiers on the government war
risk policy Amounts to $3,500,000,000,
According to Chnrles R, Forbes, di
rector of tho United States veterans'
Ono year moro hns been decided
upon by congress for tho granting ot,
mednls for gnllnntry In the World
wur. Army officers contend thnt ninny1
deeds of valor by enlisted men hnve
cot yet been recognized.
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