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THE TIMES-NEW- NEPHL UTAH S. Ramsey Milholland By BOOTH TARKINGTON Copyright by DeuMaday, Page S Company 5 lauuiifiifiiiiiiitiiiiiiiiiifiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiifiiiiiiiiitniiiiiiiiiii iiiiiiiiiiiiiiifiiiiiesiiiiiiiiiiuiiitiiiiiiiiiiiitiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiitiiitR anything, coniln' In all the ters were the doings of the "Track don't know time.". "Oh, well." said Fred.. "What do we on re what happens to Chicago! Come on, let's behave real wild, and go on over to the 'Terla and get us a coaple of egg sandwiches and RAMSEYl" Synopsis. With hi grandfather, mall K am Bey Milholland la watching the "Decoration Day Parade" In tha home town. The old gentleman, a veteran of the Civil war, endeavors to Impress the youngster with the significance of tha greet conflict, and many years afterward the boy waa to remember his words with startling vividness, la the schoolroom, a few yeara afterward. Ramsey Is not distinguished for remarkable ability, though his pronounced dislikes are arithmetic, "Recitations" and German. In sharp contrast to Itam-sey'- a backwardness la the precocity of little Dora Yocum, a young lady whom In his bitterness he denominates "Teacher's Pet" In high school, where he and Dora are classmates, Ramsey continues to feel that the girl delights to manifest her superiority, and the vln-- . chctlveness he generates becomes alarming, culminating In the resolution that some day he will "show" her. At a class picnic Ramsey Is captured bag and baggage by MUla Rust, the class beauty,, and endures the agonies of hla flrst love. Ramsey's parents object to Mills and wish he'd taken up with Itora Yocum. Faniscy kisses Milla suddenly leaves town. She merries. Ramsey enters the state university and there la Dora Yocum again. Ramsey meets Dora tn a World Wn debate and Is Ramsey vanquished. (Ires Llnskl "a peach of a punch ee the snoot" WhyH sass-prllly- ." free-hearte- d r. MUla.-The- i Itamsey was willing. After the strain of the "mid-yea- r Exams" In February, the chums lived a life. They had settled Into the ways of their world ; they had grown used to It, and It had grown used to them ; there was no longer any Ignominy In being a freslmnn. They romped upon the campus and sometimes rioted harmlessly about the streets of the town. In the evenings they visited their fellows and brethren and were visited In turn j horsoplay prevailed, but collegiate goesip had Its turn, and sometimes they looked so far ahead as to talk vaguely of tnelr plans for professions or business though to a freshman this concerned an almost unthlnkably distant prospect. "I guess I'll go In with my In the wholesale drug business," snld Fred.- - "My married brother ."already Is In the firm, and I suppose they'll give me a show send me out on the road a year or two first, maybe, to try me. Then I'm going to marry some little cutle and settle down. What you goln' to do, Ramsey? Go to law school, and then come back and go In your father's office T"' "I don't know. Guess so." It was always Fred who did most of the talking; Ramsey was quiet. Fred told the "frat seniors" that Ramsey was "developing a whole lot these days;" and he told Ramsey himself that he could see a "big change" In CHAPTER VIII. Continued. 10 "Well, I'm glnd yiu gave that Llnskl fine little punch, Brother MIlliol-kind,- " he said at the door. "It won't ek you any harm in the 'frat,' or with the Lumen, either. And don't be about your debating. You'll team.- - Anybody might have got by having to argue against as g etevcr and a girl as that I" rat-lie- d The roommates give each other a ef serious puzzlement as the door took etosed. "Well. Brother Col burn Is a nighty nice fellow," Fred sold. "He's kind of funny, though." Kausey assented, and then, a the two prepared for bed, they entered Into a further discussion of their senior friend. They liked him "all right," they said, but he certainly must be kind of queer, and they couldn't Just see bow lie had "ever managed to get here he was" In the "frat" and the lumen and the university. e e e e Ra.iaey passed the slightly dlsflg-ret- j Llnskl on the campus next day t betraying any embarrassment r tasking sign of recognition. Fred Mitchell told bis roommate, chuckling, that Llnskl bad sworn to "get" him, and, not knowing Fred's affiliations, had made bini the confidant of his oath. Fred had given his blessing, he Mid, upon the enterprise, and advised Unskl to use a brick. "Hell Mt you en the bead with It," said the light-heaed Fred, failing back upon this Id Joke. "Then you can catch It as It bounce off and throw It back at him." However. Llnskl proved to be ly aa episode, not only so far as Ram- eey "eras concerned but In the Lumen nd In the university as wed. Ills from the Lumen was for a year, and so cruel a punishment It nroved for this born debater that he noisily declared be would found a society himself, and bad a Boater prirted and distributed tl e first meeting of "The free Kpeecb and Masses' Rights Council." Several town loafers attended the aneetlng, but the only person concerted with the university who came ,wee an oriental student, a Chinese joetlh ef almost Intrusive amiability. Unskl made a fiery address, the towns-ane- a loudly applauding his advocacy an embargo on munitions and the fTtstributlon of everybody's "property," aVat the Chinaman, accustomed to see students so madly In earnest only hew Ihey were burlesquing, took the whole affair to be Intended humor, and tH tried politely without cessation ezrept at such times as he thought It proftfr to aiipear quite wrung with a ar; Mer. Then Ue would rock clasp bis mouth with both hands ate splutter Ibrongh his fingers, VJnskl accused blm f being In the pay "capital." Nest day the ovatrr was unable to Now himself upon the campus mlth-ene- t causing demonstrations; whenever he was seen a file of quickly gathering (dents marched behind him chanting and deafenlngty In chorus: repeatedly --1K.WB with Wall Street t Hooh er Kaiser I Who loves MnskIT Who, as, who! I 1h Lun! Who loves Joskt? Who, who, who? Moo Lun!" Llnskl was disgusted, reslgiwd from the university, end disappeared. "Well, here It lsr.'t midyear Exnais yet, and the good oie class of Nineteen-Ktchteeo'- s already lost a member," aid rred Mitchell. "I guess wo can the break-up!- " he "T gness so." Itamsey assented, that Llnskl might Just as we stayed re, though," 1 wit-Nfii- rt "Who Loves Llnskl 7 Who, Who. Whet Hee Lun!" htm, adding lhat the Improvement was probably due to Ramsey's having passed through "terrible trials like T that debate," , v Ramsey kepf to" their room more than his comrade did, one reason for this domesticity being that be "had to study longer than Fred did, to keep up;" and another reason may have been a greater shyness than Fred possessed If, Indeed, Fred possessed tnj shyness at all. For Fred was cheery spirit difficult to abash, and by the g coining of spring knew all of the girl students In the place-k- new them well enough. It appeared, to speak of them not merely by tbelr first namea but by abbreviations of these. He had become fashion's sprig, a "fusser" and butterfly, and he reproached his roommate for shunning the ladles. "Well, the truth Is, Fred,Hsnld Ram. sey one day, responding darkly "well, you see the truth Is. Fred, I've had a a I've had an experience" Ho. only, did be refer to MUla. Pred snld no more ; snflTt was comprehended tefween them that the past need never he definitely referred to srsTti. but that It stood between Ramsey and any entertainment tn he obtained of the gentler but less trustworthy sex. And when other brethren of the "frat" would have pressed Ramsey to join them In various frivolous or to eaterprtses concerning " Fred thought It be shared by better - to explain to . them privately (all being sacred among brethren) bow Ramsey's life, so far as Girls went, had been toyed with by one now a Married Woman. This created a gret deal of respect for Ramsey, It ' became understood cum. woman-hate- r. She was pale, a little breathless, everywhere that he was and her eyes were bright and severe, "I want to speak to yon." she said, CHAPTER IX. quickly. "I want to ask you about That early spring of 1015 the two something. Mr. Colburn and Fred hoys and theJr frteruls and brethren Mitchell are the only people I ktwtw In talked more of the war than they had your 'frat' except yod, and I haven't In the autumn, thongh the subject was seen either of them tmlay. or I'd have not at all an absorbing one; for the asked one of them." trenches of Flanders and France were -stfll of the Immense, remote distance. Wl.vr Dora tries te I re press Raaesey "lie toiilon'l I any harm here, tle'll By no stretch of Imsgtnstlon could rilh her pacifist views. wore people to listen to these wet trenches be thought greatly ! 'ti !tli' where there's so mnoy to concern the "frat," the LiiMen, or (TO Bit COVTIHUKO.) and all such thai the university. Really Important soat- a - hnifilgrarit cit-Ize- -- y s'' best-lookin- hlio-sw-t- f, ft ....... .. "cn-eda- ." "co-eds,- - . rtrmiannr-"- To those who bear a heavy load Of sorrow, pain or care. May Easter come with blessed hope "- r i- o: ng gg-Rolli- the White House Grounds All roads lead to the White House grounds for the children of Washington Easter Monday. Last year between 60.040 and 60,000 of the little ones, attired in their Easter best and carrying gay baskets of colored eggs, assembled on the grounds in the rear of the executive mansion in honor of the custom .of return to the the capital Easter egg rolling on the White House grounds. Not since April 24, 1916, have Washington children been able to Indulge la this annual merrymaking. In 1917, when the Easter egg rolling was suspended, the country had Just entered Into the war, and after the war the absence and ill bealth of former President Wilson had prevented the custom from being resumed. Prepared for Event, The following description Is of last year's egg rolling: Toung Washington had been preparing for the event for some time. Tha news and the Invitation from the President and Mrs. Harding had reached tham ..through the press and the mysterious but effective underground wires of chlldlrood. Lous; before- - 9 i8f a. m., when - the White Beos gates were scheduled to be open, a long line of Impatient children bad gathered In ' front of them. Promptly oo tb stroke of the appointed hoar they swung open and a wild whoop rent the air. It was true. There had beea a mistake, and In that moment Warren O. 'Harding became the children's President, with Mrs. Harding the good fairy that the little ones believed had suggested and made their Joy day possible. Before many minutes the grounds were dotted with children seeking the advantageous snots for the sport of the day egg rolling. The scene presented In Its vivid coloring, heightened by a routtltsMle ef toy balloons, a bag time-honor- . . r- - a. 7t'N'''-- y - ,u I "- - V;. 9 Happy Youngster. Raster egg of a thousand hues. The children romped, dnnced, put their spray tiny hands In the ralnhow-tlntefrom the big fountain In the eenier of Ibe ground and ate Innumerable eggs. Throngs Jam the Grounds. By 10:30 the grounds aere literally All kinds and conditions of Jammed. children were there, from babies In srms. wee toddlers, to the boys of or seventeen who ilmplj canr to slx-ssf- bring "little sister;" from neat colored' children, starched and scrubbed until they shone with cleanliness, to children of the diplomatic corps and Washington's exclusive circles, while the children of the cabinet watched the scene from the south portico of the mansion. One picturesque group of 80 and children, each with a brlgt-hued basket," came from St John's Episcopal Orphan asylum la charge of several deaconesses. One small boy boasted that It was a day when parents Jus had to overlook faults In. little ones because they could not leave them home else the mother eould not enter the White House grounds. A small child was the only ticket and price of admission. Small boya stood by ready to be borrowed for a nickel and one "chaperon" exhibited hands full of coins be bad earned by this practice, which the genial poi1cemen at the gate, found it convenient do to observe too closely. While "small children" were the open sesame. In some Instances the "children" weca only such by a big stretch of the Imagination. d well-fille- ' Waltlna-fer-th- a rreaTWc .nir mrrr r rr larinir To those who quiver 'neath the smart Of wrong unjustly borne. May Easter bring the grace of Him Who wore the crown of thorn. To those whose favored lot In life Seems crowned with blessings rare. May Easter whisper, "Seek the poor" Their griefs and trials share. And help those Ills to bear. n' good-lookin- .a Team," now training In the "Gym" and on the 'Varsity field, and, more vital still, the prospects of the Nine. But in Muy there came a shock which changed things for a time. . The Lusltonla brought to every American a revelation of what had lain so deep In bis own heart that often he had not realized It was there. When the Germans hid In the sea and sent down the great merchant ship, with American babies and their mothers, and gallantly dying American gentlemen, there came a change even to girls and boys and professors, until then so preoccupied with their own little aloof world thousands of tulles from the murder. Fred Mitchell, ever volatile and generous, was one of those who went quite wild. No orator, he nevertheless made a frantic speech at the week's "frat meetings," cursing the Germans In the simple old English words that their performance had demonstrated to be applicable, and going on to demand that the fraternity prepare for Its share in the action of the country. "I don't "care how Insignificant we few fellows here tonight may seem," he cried ; "we can do our little, and if everybody In this country's ready to do their own little, why, that'll be plenty Brothers, don't you realize that all over 'toe United Slates tonight the people are feeling Just the way we are here? Millions and millions and millions of them f Wherever there's an American he's with us and you bet your bottom dollar there are Just a few more Americans In this country of ours than there are lobsters like that fellow Llnskl I I ten you, if congress only gives the word, there could be an army of five million men Imthls-- country tomorrow-anthose dachshunds would dirty baby-kllllhear a word or two from your Uncle Samuel ! Brothers, I demand that something be done right here and now, and by us! I move we telegraph the secretary of war tonight and offer him a regiment from this university to go over and help hang their d n kaiser." The motion was hotly seconded and Instantly carried. Then followed much flustered discussion of the form and phrasing of the proposed telegram, but, after everything stemed to have been settled, some one ascertained by telephone that the 'telegraph company would not accept messages containing words customarily defined as profane; so the telegram had to be rewritten. This led to further amendment, and it was finally decided to address the senators from that state. Instead of the secretary of war, and thus in a somewhat modified form tha message was finally dispatched. Next day, news of what the "frat" had done made a great stir In the university. Other "frats" sent telegrams, so did the "Barbarians," haters of tha "frats" but Joining them In this; while a small band of "German-American- " students found It their dirty to gojhe-for- e the faculty and) report these "breaches of neutrality." They protested heavily, demanding the expulsion of the "breachers" as disloyal therefore unfit students, but suffered a dtsapriolntment. rer Itself had been sending telegram of similar spirit, addressing not only tha senators and congressmen of the state, but the President of the United State. Flabbergasted, the ''Germon-Americanretired ; they were confused and outbreak disgusted by this hlgher-u- p of unneutrallty it overwhelmed; then that citizens of the United States should not remain neutral la the dispute between the United States and Germany. All dny the campus waa la ferment. At twilight, Ramsey was walking meditatively on his way to dinner at the "frat house," across the campus from his apartment at Mrs. Meigs'. Everything was quiet now, both town and gown ; the students were at their dinners and so were the burghers. Ramsey was late, but did not quicken his thought nil steps, which were those ef one lost tn reverie, lie had .forgotten that springtime was all about hlia and. with his head down, walked of the new gnyettes flung forth upon the air by great clusters of flowering shrubs. Just come Into white blossom and lavender. He was unconscious that somebody behind him, going the same way, came hastening to overtake him and called bis name, "Ramsey ! Ramsey Milholland p. Not until he bad been called three' times did he realise that he was being hailed and In a girl's voice! By that time the girl herself was beside him, and Ramsey hatted, quite taken aback. The girl was Dora Te- blm. The egg Inside was decorated with the shield of the United States. Boy Scout emblems and other Insignia, Tbe tiny guests were thrilled. He turned away from the window back' to the burdens of state, still smiling and carrvtnflr tlie osta with csre. But where was Mrs. Harding? A. number of ladies on the portico were identified in turn as she. Finally a little girl shrilled. "There she is the lady in browa I" 'No," answered her feminine neighbor, aged eight, la acorn, "Don't you knew she must wear Harding blueT Actors Amuse Children, Striking contrast was Drought into the scene by the sight of boys playing in and out of the empty sentry boxes that had sheltered grim sentinels of the President la war days. Overhead came another reminder of the strenuous days now past la airplanes flying from Boiling field, the pilots of which were able te get an excellent panoramic view of tbe- - historic scene below. " During the morning "Alice la Wonderland" and the "White Rabbit," from the play now appearing In town, stood for a few moments on the south portleo and geeted the children. The parts were taken by Mary Cummlngs, Afterward the actors mixed with the crowds and even deigned to roll a few eggs on their own account. History ef Egg Rolling. as an Easter custom has existed In Washington since that part of It called Georgetown waa fall Egg-rolli- : The tiny guests formed a Uae in. front of the south portico shortly before 11 o'clock la the expectation that tha I" resident and Urs. Harding would soon appear. That waa to be tha big moment of th big day. The first White House occupaat to appear on the scene was "Laddie Hoy," the President's alredale led an a leash by hla proud keeper, Jackson. A Cheer of delight went up free the children. "The President's dog." they shouted front one to another. Laddie Boy behaved with the decorum due from a dog of such high A VT.'- estate, and proved that In the canine world as la any other, rank dnea Impose obligation. He atood the or deal of hundreds of pats, but refused all proffers of eggs and other titbits from tLe children's baskets. II The children watched for the Presiwhen lie and In tbe dent, appeared window of the executive office with one mad dash they trooped across to tbe magic spot. It was really be. On the White House Lswn, Smiling, he waved bis hands boyishly snd kindly at the fluttering hands of of stately colonial homes set in the children greeting him. It was the beautiful acres that sloped to the moment. big and down whose lawns the river, At 1 o'clock when the Marine band clilldren of that day rolled their gaily arrived, wss anotl.er big moment, and hned Foster eggs, following tha ) then ahortly afterward came the "big English custom thst hsd been brought moment of the dny." For on the to the new world by theli pioneer portico "appeared the President and ancestors. Mrs. Harding and Laddie Boy, Cheer The egg rolling at the White after cheer went up and gift eggs House Faster was Instituted by President from many of the children were sent Grant when he discovered that Washto the President and his wife, some ington children had no central worse the for the rolling process they where they could celebrate theirpoint anhad undergone, but all freighted with nual fcstlvaL on He Invited the love and thanks of fhe children the south lawn of the Whitethem House of Washington for a red letter la their and appeared on the south portico youthful calendars. with a group of cabinet and other Oift for Mrs. Harding. guest to watch the sport. The PresiFrom the ranks of cheering chil- dent that followed him kept tip the dren broke a email boy, Paul Mann, genial custom-- and after a while conten years old. He bore a smalt box In certs by the Marine band were made bis hsnd and climbed over the low a feature of the day. fence between tha tswns arte execuEaster time Is spring time. Spring tive offiees end stood before the President Tbe President ralsej the win- time Is planting ffme. Let as pUat dow and smilingly took the box from bountifully of ear heart seeds.