Search America's historic newspaper pages from 1789-1924 or use the U.S. Newspaper Directory to find information about American newspapers published between 1690-present. Chronicling America is sponsored jointly by the
National Endowment for the Humanities and the Library of Congress. external link Learn more
Image provided by: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library, Urbana, IL
Newspaper Page Text
a i-uui. uUtmmmmpmmmmmmmmmssG
orders from "Big Boss" Cupid, who
wrote it there when she announced
herself as a candidate for the vice
presidency. She is the first woman
to run for that office.
Mrs. Rutherford, long known in
Chicago as "the girls' best friend," is
running for vice -presidency on the
Republican ticket, but she needn't
worry about the Republican vote
Because she already has a rose
colored, sachet-scented cinch on the
"spooners' vote," the vote of the girl
with a beau, and the vote of the nice
young man with a girL
"The first of several good, strong
planks in Mrs. Rutherford's vice pres
idential platform is the "spooners'
plank." What breed of politics is a
"spooners' plank?" Well, let the can
didate tell you herself what it means.
"The young girls of this country
need a friend at the White House,"
says Mrs. Rutherford, "and because I
want to be that friend I'm running
for vice president with a good chance
of getting to Washington.
"Now I've discovered that there's
something the matter with the Amer
ican home. It's this the girls aren't
getting married. Why aren't they get
ting married? Well, they have no
beaux, and they have no beaux be
cause many of them have no place
other than a hall bedroom or a street
corner in which to entertain their
"Now, should I be elected vice pres
ident I'll use my political and personal
influence to have community hotels
started in every state capital in the
country and a national community
house in Washington.
"They will be established by the
city or state, but afterward they must
be self-supporting. These hotels will
be exclusively for women who have
no homes of their own. We'll have
parlors and 'cozy corners' on every
floor and there will be every opportu
nity for romance.
"I suppose some of the men politi
cians will say that building hotels for
women is a trivial matter for a vice
presidential candidate to work for,
but men give so much time to mere
politics and the workings of the po
litical machine that they have forgot
ten the needs of humanity.
"My platform may not be politically
very strdng I'm not worrying about
that. I'm a humanitarian, not a poli
tician, and I think we need a little
more humanity and a little less poli
tics at Washington. -
"That's why I am willing to give Q)
my time and my money to this cam
paign. I want to help the country,
not by working for tariff laws or suf
frage laws, but by giving the little
love god a chance to build American
homes on foundations of honest
Mrs. Rutherford, who is widely ,
known throughout the country as a
suffrage orator, is still in her early
forties. She is the widow of the late
Dr. John Rutherford of Chicago.
She has been actively interested in
Republican politics for several years
and she now holds a municipal ap
pointment under Chicago's Republi
can administration. Her official title
is housekeeper for the municipal tu
THESE PERCOLATIVE DAYS
To good old hard-boiled coffee
My thoughts with fondness turns,
Before the innovation
Of the percolating urns.
I loved the rich aroma
As it came from mother's pot,
But in these percolative days,
Alas! I know it not
So languidly I sit me down,
And daintily I sip
The weak, insipid fluid
That is only 'lowed to drip.
I fear I am old fashioned,
But it fairly makes me mad
To be obliged to cater to
This percolating fad. Judge
Jitney boats are plying in the '
around Portland, Ore.