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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS. SATURDAY. FEBRUARY 1, 1913.
Puhliahad daily at 124 Bcond
tiuo. Roric I. land. HL Entred at the
pMofflcj a Reremd-cIaM matter.)
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Hr lalaad Hnaktt of ha AaaoHat4
BY THE J. W. POTTER CO.
TERMS Ten cent, per w,ek. b, car.:'1 w" defeated ln Wisconsin and Mich- j
rlar. in Rork island. , ,pan ,n November. Its failure in is-;
; consin, where it has been championed j
Complaint, cf delivery a-rvlca ahould for yea bv rFollette, surprised the1
r.a mad- to the circulation department. ; conntr-. hut. the liquor interests of 1
which ahould aim b notified In e-ry ; Mih.a,lkP(l werf more powerful than'
Instance whore it I dealr.d to have ; the SPT,ator. The same element was I
papr discontinued, as camera have no
authority In the preml!ea.
All communications of argumentative
eharac r. political or rellaioutf. must
have real name att-itd for publica
tion. No rnch article, will be printed
tver fictitious alg-fKiturea.
Telephone. In all department.: Cen
tral Union. We.t 145, 114S and 214;
Union Klectrlc. K14S.
Saturday, February 1, 1913.
Democracy expects every man of her
faith at Springfield to do his duty.
February came in as if it meajt to
take decided Issue with January on
the subject of weather.
According to Dr. KafTierine Black
mar, blondes are optimistic and bru
nettes pessimistic. The status of red
headed women ln ln doubt.
Senator Warren of Wyoming has
been reflected and the interests, the
wool trust and the standpatters are
It may be denied, but it, is true all
the same, that the woman who dotes
on a hobble skirt can't be in love with
.losiah V. Thompson of I'uiontown,
Pa. has given his divorced wif $1
WM.fMin alimony. Mr. Thompson Is
either a very generous man or mighty
g!nd to get. rid of his frau
The navy snilors have been deprived
of their grog and also niaile to wear
pajamas Now their masco's are
threatened. A full-Hedged admiral has
been butted over by a ship's goat in
A St louis doctor declares t.liat mo-
tcrlsts air becoming flat-footed be
cause they io not walk enough. Kvl
derMy he hs bis machine trai.ied so
nat it won't refuse to work when it
gets him 1' miles from home.
Som thins ought to b- done with the
hreatetieil mrrying of parcel post
packages of Huston by aeroplane.
To be hit l.y a bu uh of Itoston baked
beans uh'le rauntrrlng along the
etrrrt, would be jo Joke.
louver is organizing a Citizen's Pro
tective association to make the neus
papers of that city quit abusing one
another. The mountaij atmosphere
must, have an exceedingly bad effect
on these Denver editors. The average
newspaper of today has something else
to do but fight with t'.- contemporary.
Kl I..KU A FT Kit Tit K WOUtS.
Governor Sulr.rr of New York pro
poses by the enactment, of drastic
laws to regulate the stork exchange of
New York City, and to make it what
it should be, an honest business insti
tution instead of what. !t is now, a den
t.f iluanrial hold-up men. Governor
Sulzer has the rlht Men. uud he has
the determination and lhe courage to
tarry it out. The slucK exiliange will,
of course, place every obstacle it ran
in his waj. It will use influence, it,
will me intimidation, it will use money
to pree.it members of the legislature
Irom suBtaiulug Governor Sulzer in
the good work he is undertaking. But
he is no weakling. He has his mind
made up that the gambling devices of
the rtxjck exchange must cease.
And he wii! make it clear to the ieg
Ulatora that It will be a most disas
trous thing for them if they do not
second hia efforts to reform tjie stork
exchange. Good luck to Governor Sul
zer and more strength to bis right
lie has taekkd a big job.
Sl'FFRAGK HKHK AND ABROAD
The differences in the methods of
the British and tjie American suffra-,
gists in pushing their propaganda are '
being shown in a striking way these :
days. After a contest lasting three
of four years the suffragists at lB6t
were enabled to bring their issue up :
in parliament. When It came up there :
it encoun'ered as great violence of '
language as was shown agaiust the
Irish home rule bill ln its recent pas
sage through the house of commons,
wTh thia exception, that while the
opponents of home rule were Tories
the cabinet was divided on suf-
frage, nine of ia members.
them being Premier Asquith,
hostile and seven of them favorable.
The apeaker ruled that the form and
substance of the franchise bill had
teen altered ao completely by the
amendment striking out the word
"male" that the measure ought to be
presented ln the shape of a new till.
Then the cabinet dropped the bill, and
the direct action wing of the suffra
fcluta. under tbe lead of Mrs Bank
burst, bave decided to resume their
war on members of parliament and on
society ln general.
Contrast these violent methods with
the peaceful program under which the
American suffragists hav been work
ing. The S?t. lxui Globe-Democrat
?P attention to the fact that in the
mmpalgn of 1912 they won in Arizona,
Kansas and Oregon, makiLg aine
states In all In which women have the
ballot on the same terms as men. The
ave-.other six states, In most of which wo -
. men have been voting for years, are j
Wyoming, Colorado. I tan. Idaho'
. Washington and California. Suffrage
, . .....
was defeated in a special election In i
(Ohio In September. 1912, when it was :
' voted on as on cf the 42 proposed
! amendments to the state constitution.'
I rhlr-fly responsible for its defeat in j
: Michigan. Out of a total vote of 550,- j
not). It failed in Michigan by a margin
.of about f;0".
', During the last few days while par-1
liani'-nt was beins; convulsed by the
i proposition, suffrage quietly and ln an j
entirely orderly way pushed i'self '
through both branches of the Ne
i York legislature, with only a few votes ,
in opposition. If it passes the legis-
i lature a year h.ice it will be referred
t.o the people for final action in 1913-
The proposi'.on has passed one or
both branches of the legislatures of
' Montana, Nevada and South Dakota
i also, and will be taken up immediately
by Ohio. Wisconsin and Michigan.
;hih df"atPd it in 1512. It is also
, before the legislatures of Massachu
setts. New Jersey a.id other eastern
states, and will probably be introduced
In the Missouri legislature ln a week
And everywhere the propaganda is
being pushed in an orderly way.
AIrotiK.THKK TOO STRONCi.
It appears that nobody has found
t:me to count all the nominations that
President Taft now has before the
senate for confirmation. A few days
since it was Etated incrdentally in an
dispatch thai ue
number was 1.3'0. Since then a spe
c.'.d correspondent for the Chicago
Kecord-llerald has attempted to make
a count, and he finds the number to
be "close to 2,000."
Practically all of these are nomina
tions made by the president since the
election of last November. In another
n.onth he will go out of office, and of j
( i urse the administration is to be i
nall(Jfd over to another political party.
1 "nder these circumstances it does ;
-ecm that it would have been becom- i
in,: in the president to have got along j
with the fewest possible nominations
A lot of the nominations doubtless ,
huve been made at the most earnest j
solicitation and pressure of members j
o' his party now in congress. For In-!
six nre, it is understood, ex-Congress
iiian Itoutell of Chicago is named for
. ..r - ""lit;.- of the house of representatives is
position. This nomination was made one of the voungeBt eVer called on to
at the last minute because Joe Can-1 " j.iiiu.MiinTio n nn
i.on set his heart on it. Cannon is
now making every appeal that is pos
sible to his resourceful mind to secure
c i.firniation by the senate. Tie is
down, and probably out. but as he goes
h wishes to secure a life position for t
one of his friends. Cannon wants all
that is coming to him and then ne
v ants a few life positions thrown in .
for good measure.
Is there any wonder that democrats
in the senate are making a stand
a.gaint-t this program? The demands
surely seem to be out of all reason.
SHOES IN JAPAN.
A Man Will Wear Out From Eight t
Tan Pair a Yaar.
i The shops au'l booths of Jnpnu are cf
unfailing interest. Here the greensro
fer aud fruit seller has arranged Lis
wares till it seema as though one look
ed upon a treat bouquet. There the
flower shop Mazes in brilliance and the
antern maker squats nt his multi
colored task. At the next entrance we
(-erhaps see a man severing chicken
meat from the bone, aud he performs
the operation as skillfully as the sur
geon with his dissecting knife. I'.eef
end chicken are commonly sold in this
Two or three pnjes farther on one Is
confronted with a typical Japanese
hoe store. All the footwear of tbe lit
tle brown mt'.n is here on view. The
peta (wooden clogsi and straw sandals
are indeed a fanciful exhibition. They
line the Vx-urhes. the floors, the shelves.
They hang from above and seemingly
are everywhere, allowing the seller Just
about enough room to squat on his
mat. The newcomer is at once star
tled at the immense quantity of this
simple footwear and th many places
where it is sold, but he soon finds a
solution to his query when he beers
I that a Japanese man annually makes
way with from eight to ten pairs.
, Christian Herald.
SIZE OF WHALES.
Langth of the Biggait Onaa and tha
Haight Thay Can Spout.
A government official who has made
a special study of whales states that
the average length of a full grown
sulphur bottom whale is Just under
eighty feet. This estimate disregards
the exaggerated reports sometime
pread by sailors and la based on
actual measurements of many lndl-
rldual specimens. There aeem to b
creaible accounts of whales reaching i
length of from eighty-eve to ninety- !
five feet, but the authority quoted has
never seen any of that size. !
Whales appear to grow with great
rapidity, the length of yearlings being j
; estimated at from thirty to thirty-five 1
How high can whales spout? Photo- j
' graphs taken by the scientist referred i
, to give a mean of measuring with
.ouie . urac.T i ue i.eIKUl 10 wnu n me
wairr is inroD. j nu appears ir ne
; mueh less than it has often been sun- March 4 next. Key Pifnat was nam
; posed to be. It is claimed that even ed by the Nevada legislatu-: I rancis
the great sulphur bottom whale on the
average apo'its to a height of only E- Warren was chosen in Wyoming
fourteen feet, although occasionally . nd A. B. Fall in Arizona. Fall and
the height may be as much as twenty . .
feet. Cincinnati Commercial Tribune, i
Berlin Americans representing in
i dependent petroleum Interest, headed
1 11111 I - 1
1 ni-a. : '
What a lesson in that sentence: t
"And that servant remained in this j the kitchen. Then if there are one
home for years." 1 or more helpers in that home write
When a new servant comes into the ! out their work for them and this is
home, it does not take her long to i t i be posted each week in their re
discover whether there is system and i srective rooms. This means a great
order there or whether things are run : deal more if written than simply told,
in a hap hazard get-along-as-you-can, j besides much less to carry on one's
go-as-you-please fashion. mind. Discuss with each other the
Let us suppose vou do fcnow how to I rearrangement of furniture, "decora-
ppok ood simr,p meal: that vou do !
know how to sweep, dust and make j mony of color, easy methods, labor
the beds and something of cleanliness j saving devices, in fact, make it a home
and sanitation. And you have learned ; with a real community life and you
to like to do the things you hate to I can't drive the family away from it.
do. The new servant arrives. She Fathers would be anxious to come
will soon catch the same spirit. The home' rather than make excuses to
interest and joy you put into your 'stay down town.
heme Is going to be reflected in her.
providing vou have made every effort
to secure a bright wholesome girl with
brains and common sense, and not a
menial w ho considers her work "low, .
degrading," and must be got through
! in some way. m every family there !
should be division of work. No one
servant, nor one worker can do it all I th, family than all these is the plan
and keep her temper or good nature, ning of meals and marketing for the
or both. It makes housekeeping a same. This requires thought and study
'. pleasure when each member has some on the part of the mistress of the
part in it. And right here. If you wish j
to know, the mother is not having an
easy time to see that all do their work
and do it well. It is much easier to
say, "Run along, I'll do It; It is so
mveh easier than to teach you how,
I and besides, you make so much muss,
! etc " That is the cowardly mother,
! and too many are ready to say, "I can
do it easier than tell you how.'
NOW LET FACTIONALISM CEASE
wilt ui uir juul ir iiai nauir urau-
One of the most remarkable dead-
iof.va in th hictnrv nf th nation pnd-!
... v. - -
pd at - 0-ciock Wednesday night when
William McKin:ey of Chicago was
eworn ln as Bpfker.
w, i . e . f. . . . 1
l ne man wuo, auer o sireuuuun i
. ... j . , . . . . 1 . '
nsiiois. assumed me gavei 01 aumue
important legislative body.
Only 33 yeirs of ge, in the very i operation,
f rsl month of his experience as a mem- i Particularly is he entitled to the sup
ber of the house, the opportunity that port of his 72 fellow democratic mem
Mr MrKinlv is irreat in- ; bers.
dee(1 " .
-K n.-.i ku.-oo th-t h nor. !
of the new speaker will fully.
nirasure p to his opportunity.
A herculean task confronts the new i
The Japanese government has print
ed in circular form and distributed
among its people the following rules
for guidance in matters relating to
Spend as much time out of doors as
possible. Rask much in the sun and Try to avoid any outbursts of pas
take plenty of exercise. Take care sions and strong mental stimulations,
that your respiration is always deep Do not tax your brain at the occur
and regular. j reiice of inevitable incidents or of
As regards meals, eat meat only ! coming events. Do not say unpleas
or.ee a day and lei the diet be eggs, 1 ar.t things nor listen, if possible to
cereals and vegetables, fruits and
fresh cow's milk. Take the last nam
ed as much as possible. Masticate
your food carefully.
Take a hot bath every day and a
sttam bath once or twice a week if
the heart is strong enough to bear it.
Early to bed and early to rise.
Sleep in a very dark and very quiet
room, with windows open. Let the
LEGISLATURES OF TITREE FAR WESTERN
STATES NAME SENATORS FOR LOSU TERMS
v if -Wv
V' - 1 f y i f - I
P mm Fraarta E. Marrra,
The legislatures of three far west-
ern states have recently chosen srna-
torg for th) 6ix.year term
bv C. D. Chamberlain of Clevehi- as -
sured a committee of the imperial par-
i lit ment that the independent prod uc-
Each family should have its own
schedule to work from, as the hours i
of rising, meals and manner of living j
are its own and not those of the neigh- j
hnre art it vaiiM x-tw nrocnminp i -
mi . , v w i l ' o u I 1 urr - J ...... f-
to tell any mistress of a home what
hour she should have breakfast or din
ner or that she should wash on Mon
day, iron on Tuesday and mend on
Wednesday, etc., but I do ask that all
write out the schedule of work best
srited to that home and post it in
tions. wall paper, floor coverings, har
With the exception of special sea
sons, when papering, and unusual
changes are made, there Tieed be no
"bugbear" of house cleaning. With
system, reasonable regularily of worn ,
and w ith united effort the house is I
always clean and orderly. More im-1
portant to the physical well being of j
home and is a study which has been '
little understood up to the present thusiastically you were applauded
time. Now many are realizing that ' 'hen yu sat down? Now, that is
the human body is the most woe5"rTul j hat I regard as a doubtful compli
structnre in the world, and as such i ment. It might indicate that they
should receive more thought and at- j ere glad you'd got through."
ter.tion as to what coes into it. in or-: "Yes," said Reeves, '"but there was
der to build well for the present and
(To lie Continued.)
Those that know Mr. McKinley the J
uuv " -- (
best do not hesitate to predict that i
he will be fully equal to the task.
But no man, no matter how able. I
shculd be expected to make an entire
r-n 1 1 i . 1 . i t Vi n "i 1 1 1 i i r f nml i t innj
unm-i mr v uuU1 ..v.....,.,
.n nfniTqil In t (ia ffanArol QQCOITllllv !
unless given me cooperanon 01 iu ,
many groups comprising the member- j
Mr. McKinley is entitled to such co-
He should be given such support
innrnultrinelv nav. enthusiastically.
For lhe success of the Dunne ad-
ni'nist ration there should be an end
to democratic factionalism.
RULES OF LIFE
minimum of sleeping hours by six or
six and one-half hours. In case of wo
man eight and one-half hours is ad
visable. Take one day of absolute rest each
week in w hich you must refrain from
even reading or writing.
avoid it, to disagreeable things.
Bo married. Widows and widowers
should be married with the least pos
He moderate in the consumption of
even tea and coffee, not to say tobacco
and alcoholic beverages.
Avoid places that are too warm, es-
pecially steam heated and badly venti
Warren are republicans;
lers would be prepared to supplv Cer-
mny's entire needs if tank steamers
' 3" J
v mm. u m r u
X a M . I X. I v I .1
F;u.vawyyJ - grre. - t -.-rac a
Why did she coldly !
answer "No?" !
Why. when she !
stood and watch- !
ed him bo. j
Did Fhe permit her i
tears to flow? i
Why did she kneel,
when It was late.
Bewailing her un
And vowing It was
For him that had
oppressed her so?
Why did she toss
Why did she hope
he never might
Again intrude upon
Why was it, when
he came next
That to his arms ahe
flew to lay
Ker face against his
J p,,, "yj
King! My bear
Talking It Over.
"Did you notice," said Banks, after
e joint political meeting, "how en-
nothing doubtful about the applause
you got. There couldn't be any mis
take as to their meaning then."
"No, they didn't wait until I'd got
"I should say they didn't. Why,
when you said you had only a few
remarks to make I thought they'd
raise the roof."
qiuAAa -tub "&
tj.- v, t 1 ,
ucttu 10 nuiiH, uis o it? us are blow.
Hft oft. ., ,n h1(. ...
But tnoUKh vouth left him lonr aeo
Ma ctni ,of , , ,
aauutj Dim wjstv. L-ii j nviiu AO lull
r or nim tne one who made him glad
Before the years had dimmed her
t .. ,
When flret ghe fllled hjm wUh d&
The world will soon forget his name,
And lose remembrance of his wife;
But sweeter than undying fame
Is love that lingers on through life.
Something In It.
Maud What a baseless remark
that was of Mrs. Copleigh's about girls
marrying fellows to get rid of them.
How could a girl get rid of a fellow
by marrying him? That would only
be making the matter worse.
Her Aunt Jane No. it isn't ridicu
lous at all. Y'ou'U find it out some
day, perhaps. Why, do you know, that
before we were married, your Uncle
John came to see me every evening
at 7 o'clock, and never went away until
11 or after? Now, look at him. He's
never at home between those hours!
Fixing Up Terms.
Husband (at 11:30 p. m.) WTiat's
all that racket at the back door.
Wife My gracious, John. I forgot
and locked the girl out! What Bhall
Husband Do? What can we do but
offer her a raise of 50 cents a week
and make it $1 if she insists? Another
break of this kind arid we are lost.
"Are you aware, sir, that a very
thin partition divides insanity from
"Yes. In fact, there isn't always a
partition between a wise man and a
fool. Some of my friends are good
enough to believe that I pcusess con
"That man is a fanatic."
"I don't see how you can say that
of him. He is always discarding
some old belief and taking up a new
one." "Yes, but he never takes up any of
the beliefs that I held."
"Has your husband had any suc
cess with the farm he bought a few
"Yes. He has Just succeeded ln
getting the man he hired to run it to
accept it as a gift."
Point of View.
"A great deal depends on how you
look at a thing."
"I know It. I nearly lost an eye
once looking at a ball game through a
knot-hole in a fence."
There are many mairied men who
would be bachelors today if they had
not followed the lines of least resist
ance. Life, like a dome of many colored
glass, stains the white radiance of eter
The shortest life is lonjr enough If U
lend to a letter. and tbe longest lif? U
too short if it do not. Cotton.
Tbe Home on the Hackensack By William T. Hancock.
Copyrighted, 1913, by Associated Literary Bureau.
There still stands on tbe Hackensacs '
river. In New Jersey, after weathering :
the political and atmospheric storms of
nearly two centuries, a fine speclmea
of the homesteads built by the early '
Dutch settlers in America. It was for- j
ty years old when the Revolutionary !
war opened, and its original owner had
then long passed nway.
When it was built the country round i
about it was infested bv Indians. They ! lu :nul "'l Mr- OMorslmw if a citi
stole a son of the owner, and so long ! wn- describing Travers. bad stopped
i as ne nveu mere r.e anu ms innmy i
! were in terror of other depredations, j
i A recent investigation of a historical j
! society bus revealed tin ingenious con
' trivance whereby if liesieged by sav- i
: ages those who lived In the house
' might mske their escspe. j
When Washington was called to tbe j
chief command of the American armies j
his first duties were at Itoston. theu '
New . York city, theu New Jersey.
While operating in the latter' field the!
old Dutch house ou the Hackensack '
lay letween him nnd Manhattan Is-
land on ground belonging to neither ;
British nor Americans. Tbe homestead i
was at the time occupied by John Old- j
ershaw. an aristocratic Englishmnu
who hnd turned what means he h;id
into cash and emigrated to America, j
His f.'imily consisted of a wife and !
two children, the latter having been !
born in America. The mother was ill j
suited to the rude life of a new conn- :
try and lived In the hope of some dny !
returning to England. Both she and
her husband were bitter" Tories, hut 1
their children, who had never been in
the mother country, sympathized se
cretly with the pntrlot cause. They
were a young roan. Edgar, aged twen
ty-two. and a daughter, Anne, aged j
One evening General Howe, com- !
nmndins at New York, with certain '
j members of bis staff, rode out over the '
Jersey flats between the city and the !
rising ground beyond on a tour of re-1
: conuoissnnce and at nightfall stopped :
at the Oldershaw mtinsion. Too late
: in the day to return to his headquar
, ters. he suffered himself to be persuad
, ed to remain all night, with his attend
ants, aud was entertained by Mr. Old
During the evening he and his host
sat over a bottle of port wine, and the
! general, warmed by the Juice of the
! grape, became confidential as to bis
' plans for gaining an advantage over
i General Washington. Above the apart-
nient in which they sat was Anne Old
j erfbaw's bedroom. Though the timber
with which houses were built ln those
days wns far more durable than now,
; it was rough hewn and not so carefully
selected. In the floor of Anne's room
was a knothole, and in the wooden
, ceiling of the rootri below wns a crack,
i Anne, who hod gone to bed. but not to
. sleep, hearing voices below, was de-'
: sirous of learning what the general
' might have to sny to her father. So i
she arose from her bed and. slipping on
rt w:irm wrapper, put her e.tr to the
bole in the floor. She was enabled to
hear a plan the general was stating to
her father for capturing a large Ameri
can force then located near Trenton.
: Indeed, the Britisher's reconnoissance
was on business connected with the
The next morning Anne related whnt
: she had heard to her brother. He took
a very different view of the matter
from Unit of his sister. He was desir
ous that General Washington should
be warned, but was deterred from be
traying his father's guest by giving the
Information. Love of country, howev
er, tritunplieil over other considerations.
', and he determined to carry it to Gen
eral Washington, whose headquarters
at the time were in the Ford mansion
at Morrtetown. Letting his sister Into
tl.e secret bis intended move and
telling his parents that be was going
to New York to see a friend, he set out
on foot. On reaching the town be as -
rended the incline west of it and nrriv- j
ed nt a tavern in Orange, which was i
then a stopping place for postboys
traveling between Morristown nnd Ho-
boken There he secured a horse, pass- j
ed over the heights lying west of tho !
town and in a oiiple of hours rode up!
to Washington headquarters He was
received by Colonel Alexander Hamll-
ton of die staff and immediately Intro-
duced to tr,e commander in chief.
I'pon receipt of the information he
brought Washington gave orders which i
would biock bis enemy's game and j
askei Ldgar Oldershaw what he could :
; ilo to re -iprocate the fnvor he had re- j
reived at his hands. The young man.
feeling loath to return to his father's
roof, begged the general to secure hltn
; a commission in the army. nnd. his re
quest having been granted, he openly
took sides with tbe patriots.
It wns not long after this thnt Wash-
! ington. being desirous of Information i
ns to the enemy's force in New York.
sent a young man. Lieutenant Harold I
! Travers. who bad done some secret !
work for him. to obtain it. Travers I
. was to proceed in citizen's dress to j
; New York, lenrn what he could and re- I
; turn Before be departed the general
j called 'jpon Lieutenant Oldershaw to
j instnut Travers ns to the routes by
w turn ne migm travel. Among otner
things Ofderslinw told Tmvers thnt if
: he needed aid and comfort to apply
1 secretly, of course to his sister Anne,
' giving hi :n n bit of paper on which
I was written an introduction.
I It was about a week after this that j
I a young man rode up to the Older- j
1 shaw mansion and asked if he migl.t !
; beg a meal. The request was not un- I
' usual, for taverns were not plentiful
along the route, nnd hospitality was
tbe rule of the country. Oldershaw
asked the traveler whence he had come
and was told that he had left New
York a few hours before; that he was
traveling on business for Genera!
Howe and was ou his way ta Trenton.
Being left for a few minutes alone
with Anne Oldtrbbaw, his expression
i-ha used to one of terror, and. banding
her a siip of paper, he begged her to
hide him. Anne glanced at the paper.
. . .....
snw that it bore an Introduction from
her brother and beckoned Travers to
The meal for the traveler hnd been
prepared nnd Mr. Oldershaw was open
ing a bottle of wine with which t"
regale his guest when a clatter of
horses' hoofs was heard without, nnd
I a dozen Uritish troopers rode up to the
house. An officer dismounted, came
at the house. Oldershaw said that he
had and thought he had gone to make
n toilet: he was expecting him to come
in at any moment. The officer asked
if Oldershaw was a loyal subject cf
the king or n rebel nnd when assured
that he was the former told him that
he wns harboring a spy of Gener-il
Washington's who had been to Now
York and was carry ins information of
the British forces.
The house wns nt once surrounded,
that the spy might not escape, and
Oldershaw went through the Interior
looking for him. Neither Travers nor
Anne could for some time b' found,
but presently Oldershaw met the lat
ter coining through a hall ou the
"Where is il:e si ranger?" he asked.
"The stranger: Why. isn't he with
"No. We must find him. He'a a
spy of the rebel. Washington."
It wns with difficulty that Anne wns
able to maintain her equanimity, but
her father was so eager to catch
Travels that he was not ns observant
as he would have been otherwise. Di
recting her to help hunt for the spy.
he ran back to report to the oflicer
that the young man had disappeared.
' Anne Oldshaw had at times wonder
ed at a certain part of the flooring in
the basement, or cellnr. the wood of
which seemed to have taken on a dif
ferent color from the rest. She had
spoken to her brother of It. nnd one
day they hnd examined It together.
Edgar found n way to lift this bit of
flooring. The two descended into a
sulK-ellnr and entered a passageway,
nt the end of which they came to two
wooden gntes, like those of a cannl
lock, though but five or six feet In
height and two gr three in width.
Through seams in these gates water
This tunnel hnd been built by the
original owner of the house, after he
hnd lost his son, as n means of escape
The discovery occurred after the
family had tiecome divided on the sub
ject of loyalty to King George, and it
occurred to Edgnr that this passage
might afford means of escape, for h
had henrd the stories of troubles with
the Indians that the former occupants
had suffered. He told his sister to
say nothing about It. for the present
nt nny rate, till be could explore it fur
ther. But before he could do so the
episode that hnd taken him to Morris
town had occurred and the matter re
mained as he had left It.
When young Travers asked Anne to
hide him she nt once thought of this
place, known only to herself nnd her
brother. She led him down n pnlr of
stairs. Together they lifted the trap,
and he went into the passageway.
There could be nothing better calcu
lated to draw two young persons of op
posite sex together with magnetic ra
niditv than this situation. Before the
trap was lowered a look passed be
tween them that annulled their individ
ual natures and made them one. After
a pressure of hands the trap was per
mitted to fall, and a few moments Inter
Anne met her father In the hull.
It was manifest to the troopers that
the spy was hiding somewhere in the
house, so they maintained their watch
without and hunted within. Fortu
nately for Travels. Anne was not sus
pected As soon as she left him he
threaded his wav through the pnssaga
j to the gates. Seeing a chink above
throng!) which a ray of sunlight came,
he managed to raise himself to it and
saw the liver, its surface about a foot
i end -si half below the roof of the tunnel.
If be could open the gates he might get
out nnd escape. The tunnel would only
be filled to within eighteen inches of
its top. and be need not bu drowned.
He tried to open the gates, but could
not do so.
It was not till the next morning thnt
Anne dared visit the captive, when she
slipped away with some food Travers
ashed her If she could get biui a crow
bar or a large iron poker, or. better still,
a saw. She brought him a saw and aft
er a brief interview left him. and he
went to work on the gates, s.iwing
through a wooden bar that held theia
shut. When nearly linished he decid
ed to wait till (lark, when be opened
the gates and the water flowed in. and
after it had found its level he swam
out under a starlit vky. By morning he
was at Washington's headquarters
The Britishers never solved the mys
tery of Trivers' disappearance. In
deed. It had never I n sol veil unt il
recent explorations led to the discovery
of the tunnel. After the war Older
shaw and bis wife went to Kngland.
Anne married Travers. and they occu
pied tbe mansion on the llacl.ensack
j ror tnany years
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