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THE ROCK ISLAND -ARGUS. THURSDAY. AUGUST 21, 1913.
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Thursday, August 21, 1913.
The lone bandit who robbed a Pull
man cur on the Frisco railroad and
realised only flOG must have oyer
looked the porter.
V True to habits acquired while a
fechoo; teacher. President Wilson has
I lmormea congress mere wm oe no
recess. And congress may be glad
y it It not kept In alter school.
A Chicago crop reporter estimates
the loss In corn during the drouth to
be 600,000 bushels. Heavy rains, how
ever, may make a change,, and when
;'the crop is harvested same of those
lost buuhels may turn up.
the government two per cent bonds In
the New York market," says Senator
Robert M. LaFolIette, the progressive
republican. "Up to the present timo
every move of the speculative banking
interests to embarass the administra
tion and compel submission to their
continued dictation of legislation af
fect'.ng money and credit, ha3 been
promptly and vigorously encountered
by the secretary, who is making effec
tive use of the resources at his com
mand. This is quite irregular. It
does not conform to the usual sub
serviency of the treasury department
to Wall street. If things go on in this
way It is doubtful if this administra
tion could be coerced into approving
another such piece of beneficient as
similation as the Tennessee Coal and
Iron company by the Morgan inter
ests. Hence the roar from the beast."
It is illuminating to note that the
recent valiant demands of the repub
lican stalwarts that McAdoo prove his
charges or resign failed ingloriously
of their purpose. The people are not
going to be misled by any such par
tisan tactics. Wall street has manip
ulated securities before to attain its
ends. The intrinsic value of the gov
ernment two-per-cents has not been
impaired. No provision in the pend
ing currency bill threatens their in
tegrity as a security.
Yet they are quoted several points
below par. Secretary McAdoo will
not be required to produce any specific
evidence to convince the people that
there is a Wall street conspiracy to
influence pending legislation.
BOOSTING FUR BABIES.
Woodlawn, a Chicago suburb, wants
children and lots of them. For that
we may say three cheers and a lot of
babies for Woodlawn. Landlords are
advertising that apartments will not
'.be rented to parents with less than
fix children. Lawns are for the ex
elusive use of children, and sand piles
will be provided upon front porches
.upon request. Merchants are offering
candy and delivery wagon rides as in
" ducements. Children's roller skating
clubs are being encouraged, and call
dren given permission to "own the
v The town authorl'lcs ' should go
little farther supply baby buggies
free and run a municipal milk plant,
This country has heard much in re
cent years about infant industries.
Woodlawn evidently believes tha
, the greatest industry is the infant it
.. tclf, and there is a lot of sound sense
x in that hypothesis.
- COVKKXOUS IMVKtC'tlUD.
The impeachment of Governor Sul
ser is by no mourn unprecedented
there having been eight impeachments
of govt-mora in the country's history
Seth Sothell of thtj colony of North
Carolina was impeached in 16S9. He j
was removed from office.
Charles Kobiutson of Kansps was lm
' peached in 18(12. He was acquitted
" Harrison Hoed of Florida wan im--1
peached in lSCS. The charges were
William W. Huldrn of North Caro
lina was Impeached in 1S70. He was
Powell Clayton of Arkansas was im-
peached iu 1871. The etiarges were
David Butler of Nebraska was im
. peached in 1S71. He was removed.
Henry C. Warmoth of Louisiana w as
Impeached in 1872. The charges were
droppod because of the expiration of
Adalbert Ames of Mississippi was
Impeached In 1876. He resigned.
EASY IAKKI JIEX.
Miss Ora Mabel Karris, a damsel
- cf the mature aga of 35 year, living
at Princeton, Ind., has in connection
with her father, Martin, and her moth
er, Emma, developed a scheme that
has brought them untold and unearned
wealth. Ora would lnsrrt advertise
ments throughout the I'nlted States
asking correspondence with a view to
matrimony under the name of Susie
Meyers. When answers were receiv---ed,
Ora would nturt a correspondence.
She carefully coached he susceptible
.- man until he would propose marriage.
-.Then Ora would suggest that ho send
.'her money to buy her wedding outfit.
Sh9 was good looking, and she Lent
her photographs which were exceed-
lmjly attractive and hardly ever failed
to bring a response in cold cash and
i sometimes In valuable Jewelry.
Then the old man would spring an
uncle on the scene. He would write
'- to the young man, saying be had open
f ed one of hia "niece's" letters by mis
take and on learning what was going
on he had decided it must stop. If the
., young man was insistent he would
To Inspect Fisheries.
Springfield,' 111., Aug. 21. New state
fish and game commission members
started yesterday afternoon" on their
first inspection trip of Btate fisheries.
They embarked from Havana on the
government boat "Hanger," to be gone
two or three days. In the party were
Commissioners C. J. Dittmar, J. B.
Vaughn, Henry V. Meeteren and Insti
tution Auditor Paul Matthews of the
governor's office. They will traverse
the Illinois regions, inspecting and
familiarizing themselves with fisher
ies along the river.
Chicks Hatch In Egg Case.
Carlinville, 111., Aug. 21. "Peep,
peep!" Deputy Game and Fish War
den Thomas Sweeney thought he
heard the sound of wild gae when
he opened his store. After a search
he found two newly hatchsd chickens
in a case of fresh eggs tie had bought
the evening before from a faimer's
Falls From Window; Dead.
Streator, 111., Aug. 21. Mrs Nancy
Tort, aged DO and blind, i3 dead as
the result of falling out of ;i second
story window. On account cf the in
tense heat she had gotten out of bed
and, In moving about, leaned against
an open window, falling to the ground,
a distance of 15 feet.
Tailors Nominate John B. Lennon.
Bloomington, 111., Aug. 21. John B.
Lennon, treasurer of the American
Federation of Labor, was nominated
I by Tailorb' local No. 24 o.s a candidate
for general secretary of the Journey
man Tailors' union.
Attacks His Wife With Ax.
Marengo, 111., Aug. 21. Herman O.
Wilson, a contractor, tried to kill his
wife with an ax and hang his young
est sen, Spencer, with a towel yester
day. Neighbors arrived and Wilson
fled, but he waB captured later. He
was once an inmate of the asylum at
Elgin. His son's death is expected.
Alfalfa Men Reelect Grout.
Springfield, 111., Aug. 21. Illinois Al
falfa Growers' association reelected
its officers yosterday. A. P. Grout of
Winchester, on whose farm the asso
ciation was founded in 1911, is the
president. Other officers are:
Vice president E. D. Funk, Bloom
Executive committee A. N. Abbott,
Morrison; Fred I Hatch, Spring
Grove; J. T. Wilson, Winchester; J.
P. Mason, Elgin; George F. Tulock,
It was decided to "preach the gospel
of alfalfa" throughout the state.
(Springfield Republican.) I
The character and tendency of the
president's leadership are becoming in
creasingly interesting and significant
That he is a man who measures up to
the immense burdens and difficulties
of his position Is more widely believed
today, doubtless, than six months ago
when he was about to take office. His
leadership of congress has fhus far af
forded, perhaps, the severest test of
the president's capacity. It may be
said that, on the legislative eiae, me
work is only begun. Not even the tar
iff bill has yet become a law. The
banking and currency bill is still In Its
formative stage in the democratic cau
cus. Yet a surprising amount of pres
tige has already been won by Mr. W u
son because of the directing part he
has nlayed In the working out of the
legislative program. His latest ulti
matum against a congressional recess
before the banking bill has been con
eiriorod hv hnth hnusps calls fresh at
tenton to the supreme personality that
now dominates the Washington situa
tion. To Illustrate the fact that the
president's dominating role of leader
ship, as played by Mr. Wilson, baa be
gun to arouse the admiration of his
political friends and to excite the crit
icism of hia political foes, we have
gathered in another Column several ex
pressions of opinion that serve to il
luminate the greatest political problem
of the day.
It is certain that President Wilson
is acting consistently with his well
known theory of leadership through
party agencies in seeking to Impress
his views upon the legislative body,
Nothing did more to impress the coun
trywith his purpose to lead than his
appearance before congress in joint
session to deliver messages or ad
dresses to that body. He proposes to
lead much as the Britisn premier
leads. In so far as the elasticity of the
American constitution will permit him
to do so. Charges of dictation over
a co-ordinate branch of government
are heard, as was to be expected, al
though Senator Cummins is found con
ceding that the president's way of
dealing with congress is popular. The
charges emanate mainly from mem
bers of the opposition, who thus seek
to sow dissension on the majority
side; yet it is by no means assured
that sooner or later a revolt against
the president's efforts to direct the
legislative program may not develop
in iis own party. At the first sign of
irresolution, weakness or failure on his
part, a democratic congressional co
terie" would probably try to snatch the
leadership from him.
It Is much to the credit of the pres
ident that thus far during the present
session he has shown every moment
that he knows precisely what he wants
done and that he is determined to get
solid results. He marks out a policy,
a program; he 6toutly adheres to it.
Threats from the opposition to the tar
iff bill . In the senate to delay .indefi
nitely by stale debate the passage cf
that measure move him not. Snarling
protests against currency legislation at
this Eession meet with the reply that
it is the business of the democrats to
control their own congress to the end
that they may pass bills through it
Having the whip hand the president is
not afraid to make his power felt and
to hold his party followers as strongly
as possible to their tasks. '
There can be no sort of doubt that
this kind of leadership" in a president
makes an impression upon the people
and is approved by them. Nor is there
the slightest doubt that the way to
success for the democratic party in
governing the country is under a lead
ership at once competent and trust
worthy. The situation Is such that
nothing short of leadership both ablo
and strong will place the democratc
administration, and with it the demo
cratic party, where the majority of the
American people will be compelled to
say that it has made good. But we
are not to conclude that such leader
ship can be had unless the party in
power accept it If the leadership Is
to be successful, it must have loyal
and unswerving support Whether this
essential condition is to prevail, the
democratic members of bouse and sen
ate must determine; upon them, in
short, rests the final responsibility for
the success or failure of a president
of the type of Woodrow Wilson.
Every consideration of political ex
pediency, every possibility of popular
approval in the later years of the
ministration, every dictate of political
wisdom, it must be said, calls upon
the party, both in congress and out of
it, to support freely and loyally the
leadership which the president regards
as his political prerogative and which
he gives so much evidence of exercis
ing with prudence, sagacity and dis
THE NO CUT-OUT FIEND
He started in as office boy.
He dusted off the chairs;
He put things in hetr places, and
He brightened up affairs;
He never monkeyod in the hatt
Ha never tried to shirk;
He always answered every call
And blithely did his work.'
He never cared to read atxmt
The deeds of Deadwood Dick; -g
His parents never sent word that
Their darling- son was sick:
His grandma never died, and so .
He worked day after day,
He went where he was told to so.
Nor loitered on the way.
Ho had no taste for playing- jokes.
Around the busy place;
It was a pleasure to behold
His bright and happy face;
Ho never hummed a ragtime air
Nor puffed a cigarette,-
And when they ?eft things to bis car
j.ney anew ne'a not rorgeu
Ho never practiced dancing Jigs,
Nor spoke till spoken to; .
He never sneaked away at night
While there was work to-TJo
Yet of that good boy there la a
Surprising thing to learn;
Thte fact is that he's not today
The head of that concern.
Rock Island, Aug. 20. Editor The
Argus: Driving an auto after night
without the tail light burning may be
an offense in the eyes of the law and
speeding on the better improved
streets of the city may be all too com
mon for' the safety of human life and
limb, but the fellow whom some of us
would like to see caught and fined the
limit is the one who runs his car late
at night and early in the morning with
the muffler cut out
Whether or not the rear lights are
burning is of interest probably to no
one but the police, and the speeding
auto endangers only those who hap
pen to be In the street or riding in the
cars. But the auto that goes tearing
along at night with its exhaust sput
tering and roaring annoys 'everyone
within earshot. After one has had his
rest disturbed in this manner two or
three times a night he is in a frame of
mind that leads to violent deeds and
would welcome with joy the news that
the offending auto had been pitched
into eternity at the next corner. -
If Commissioner Hart wishes to do
a good turn for a large number of suf
fering fellow townsmen he will make
examples of some of these noisy auto
mobilists. If running an auto with
muffler cut out during the sleeping
hours of ordinary persons is not an
offense under the city ordinances, the
commission wiil have public backing
in making it such.
in , y j IpXi?
The Daily Story
CONVINCED BY EDITH V. ROSS. t
Copyrighted. 1913, by Assoclatel Literary Bureau.
ufiug mat period in America when
the colonies were struggling for their
independence, when the "Swamp Fox,"
as General Francis Marion was tailed.
was contesting the possession of South
Carolina with Colonel Tarleton, com
mander of a British cavalry -force.
something like that led by the Confed
erate Colonel Mosby during the war be
tween the states, there lived In Berke
ley county of that colony one Edward
Athol and his wife. ' v
Athol. though he had not been long
in America, was not, as might have
been expected of a newcomer from
England, a Tory. He was disposed to
be neutral in his -.sympathies. He bad
married the daughter of one who had
been born in America, and his brie
was in sympathy with the colonists.
but since her husband took sides with
neither 6he desired to live peacefully
on their plantation without being dis
turbed by the king's men or those of
the Continental congress.
This required tact for one day along
would cotne riders wearing the blue
and the buff and the next those wear
ing the red. Both sides expected sym
pathy if not aid from the people of the
country they traversed and were in
clined to be severe with those from
whom they did not get it. This placed
the Athols in nn unpleasant position.
for If they treated both sides as friends
they would please neither. But Mrs.
Athol was equal to the occasion, being
a woman of rare diplomatic ability.
There was a, man living on neigh
boring plantation whom she feared.
He was a bachelor, and his sympathies
were with the redcoats. He and Ed
ward Athol were bosom friends, and
Mrs. Athol feared that the Tory might
get her husband into trouble. One day
she said to Athol:
"Edward, I wish you would be care
ful of what you say to Henry Pinckton.
tien ror ueneraf Marion. - .
The first impulse of the officer was
to hnug Athol without even a trial by
drumhead court martial. Then Jt oc
curred to blin that the man should
have some time to make preparation
for death, and he concluded to go
through the form of a trial and leave
the time of his execution to the court
The command was a small one, and
there were but half a dozen officers
connected with It. These were all con
vened to a court and Athol was
brought before them. There was no
doubt that he had been canght carry
ing information, the penalty for which
was death, but he was permitted to
make an explanation. lie said that
he was on his way to Charleston when
arrested in answer to a summons he
had received from there; that he was
neither Tory nor rebel: that be had no
Idea how the communication had come
Into his pocket He asked to see It
and was permitted to inspect it The
handwriting was very like his own.
which added to bis astonishment Not
a suspicion that his friend Pincktoa
had put it there entered his bead.''
Of course the case was plain to the
court that tried him, though since they
were convened to convict him this
made little difference. They brought
in a verdict Of guilty and sentenced
him to be hanged the next morning.
Meantime Mrs. Athol was riding to
the camp of the Continental troopers
she had heard of. Reaching the place
wlitre they had been, she found that
they had moved. No one knew where,
for troops In war time are not accus
tomed to tell where they are going.
But the direction they had taken was
known, and Mrs. Athol started after
While riding she thought of the trap
that it was evident her former suitor
had laid for her husband and wonder-
You know he Is a Tory and may at any j ed what it was that had been dropped
In India, with the idea that It Improves
conditions for teak growing. Now af
ter long investigations, forest officials
there say that the fires are harmful,
that full fire protection must be ex
tended everywhere, and that to be
really effective this protection must
Forest officers on the Fayette na
tional forest ,are using a compressed
air drill in road work on the forest
There is considerable rock work to do
and the drill saves time and money in
cutting grades on mountain roads.
In an experimental test track near
Janesville, Wis., an inspection just
made showed that hemlock and tam
arack ties put in the track without
preservative treatment were decayed
after 5 1-2 years service. Those which
had been treated were practically r.s
good as when first laid.
A. McKeene, Spring
C. Fervler, ' Spring-
"The Young Lady Across the x Way"
Mrs. Penman Visits Son.
Champaign, 111., Aug. 21. Mother
and son met yesterday for the first
time since the latter. Gust Penman,
killed Harold Shaw because he wanted
to possess Shaw's racing car. The
scene was heart-rending. Scarcely a
word was spoken between the two, the
mother breaking down. The slayer
does not like the way the Danville au
thorities have divided the reward for
his capture. He Bays every cent of the
1200 should have gone to the drayman
who found him asleep In the boxcar.
Instead, the drayman received halt
. threaten to prosecute him for enticing ftnd Deputy Fieldler. who brought him
the niece away from home, thus vio
; latlng the Mann act, but if he would
t cease his efforts he would let him off.
' This generally succeeded and for two
years the Farrlses carried on their
" little game.
Many Inquiries have been made con
cerning "Susie Meyers," but as no one
ever knew her. no one ever found her.
J The victims of the swindle come from
over 20 states. The money and jewel
ry, Of course, was never returned and
the family lived luxuriously on their
little game. Nov they have been ar-J
rested and been taken to Vincenmes
before the federal court
) Few complaints have been made be--cause
the victims were so ashamed
' that they suffered In sllenco.
to jail after the capture, was given
the other $100.
PEOPLE tAJt CXDEHSTAm
" "Secretary McAdoo will not be
greatly disturbed by any blustering
; iemand from either the senate or the
bov.se that he prove the statement re-
New York The four arbitrators In
the wage controversy between eastern
railroads and their trainmen and con
ductors selected Seth Low as the fifth
arbitrator. The 6ixth arbitrator has
been agreed on and his acceptance is
Twenty-two states. Including Ha
waii, now employ state foresters.
A 115-foot lookout tower on the Bit
grecves national forest, Arlsoca, just
constructed by forest officers, was
built entirely of logs and without the
use of hoisting machinery other than
ropes and tackle blocks,
Light burning of uaderfcrusa. ta re.
i eeaUy xnadeygardiEg Xs& decla ofjpiove fjreat Uer bs,i bc?U Prft;tlcedj yas, nncb tigiW to fceeja chQerful whatever Happened. v
,JT ' ...J
Politics and Filial Affection.
"Yes, mother,' said the rising poli
tician, "you must come to the conven
tion. I have reserved a seat for. you
on the stage. And try to look as old
and pathetic as possible."
"Why, "John, you know I never took
any interest in politics. I should be
altogether out of place at such a gath
ering. And I can't see why you should
want me to look old and pathetic."
"I am going to be nominated, moth
er, and a committee will find me at my
hotel and persuade me to go before
the delegates and tell them how
proud I am of the honor they have
thrust upon me. I want you there so
I can make a hit by turning and kiss
ing you when everybody is looking.
The older and more frail you can ap
pear the better it will be for me."
By the Sea.
It was down by the sea that I saw her.
By the sea, with its pray and its roar;
I watched her plunge into the breakers
And boldly strike out from the shore.
She came from the ocean all dripping.
And lovingly looking: at me.
But I had no wish to be near her
On the beach sloping dow n to the sea.
It was down by the sea that I saw her
Run playfully up the wide shore;
Perhaps she was glad that I noticed
The happy expression she wore;
But I had no wish to be near her
As, dripping, she came from the seat
Ehe was only a collie that wanted
To shake herself all over me. , ,
TSi yours; lady across the way says she saw In the naier that buaiicsa
men were apathetic about what ooc grata mbjht do and for her part she
warn uubk taey eugut to give way to thoir foeliags in that manner and it
si th "4'
"How happy you
must be, Mrs.
They say your
husband made sev
eral million dol
lars by selling
short before the
awfully miserable. Of
time consider it his duty to sacrifice
bis friend to his king."
"That is just like a woman," replied
the husband. "Your sex cannot rely
on leach other's friendship consequent
ly you do not realize that men will be
true to each other."
Had Athol known what his wife
knew he would have realized the in
justice of this thrust. Pinckton had
been a euitor for her hand while Athol'
was courting her. Moreover, a wom
an's perceptive faculties are, when uu
influenced, more delicate than a man's.
The wife knew instinctively that Pinck
ton bad never forgiven her husband
for succeeding where he had himself
failed. Moreover, she was not sure but
that the unsuccessful lover would be
glad of an opportunity to get rid of
bis friend, hoping that if she were free
he mikt'persuade her to marry him.
3 One day some British troopers camp
ed in the vicinity of the Athol planta
tion. ' I'inckron went to the commander
and told him that there was a man in
the neighborhood who was furnishing
information of the movements of the
British troops to General Marion. The
commander asked if the man could be
taken with documents on him to prove
that he was a spy. Pinckton said that
he would keep a watch on the rebel's
movements, and if be fodnd an oppor
tunity to capture him carrying infor
mation be would let the officer know.
Pinckton went away and concocted a
plan to entrap Athol. He wrote. Athol
a forged letter from a man in Charles
ton asking Athol to meet him in that
town immediately since he had im
portant news for him. Pinckton went
to see Athol just as he was setting out
on his journey and pretended tobe
much surprised at bis going. Athol
bid his wife goodby, and the two meri
rode away together. Mrs. Athol had
noth-ed that Pinckton acted strangely.
When Athol had said that he doubted
If the trip were worth While Tinckton
urged him to go. With woman's quick
insight for danger to one she loves.
Mrs. Athol suspected that her hus
band's pretended friend had laid a plan
to get him out of the way. The two
men were to ride together on the road
to Charleston till they came to the
branch road leading to PincUton's plan
tation when they would part, Pinckton
going home and Athol continuing his
Mrs. Athol saddled a horse and fol
lowed them, intendiug to overtake her
husband after he had left Pinckton
and persuade him to give up his jour
ney. She kept at a distance behind
them, and when they were about to
part she saw Pinckton drop a little
course, it's nice to be rich, but our! behind her uusuanu ana amp uuie-
' t.. ... . - t a. n'i.t
daughters, as you know, had all bo- thing into nw coat pocseu j um mu-
come the wives of mere Americans be
fore we got our money."
D eahly bund he cotch d wiihm
Leas' ways tax what I heahd
Which show do wubm ain' got no head,
Fch if he hsd he'd stay in bed
JCn fool da eahly buhd.
. Too Good to Spoil.
"When I was h6re several years ago
you were having a lively political cam
paign, the main issue of which was
firmed er in her opinion that some
wrong was intended. Nevertheless
Ehe could not at once follow her bus
band; without running the risk of be
tng seen by Pinckton. who left the
Charleston road at an angle. Having
waited till be had passed into a wood,
she started again. She was Hearing
her husband when she saw some red
coats spring from a thicket beside the
road and make him a prisoner.
Without wasting any time the sol-
filers took Athol to the British camp.
the erection oi a pew city hall. The Mrg Athol followed and saw her bus
opponents of the echeme must have
"Nc. The ones who favored It were
successful; but it has been one of the
best political issues we've ever had
nere, henco the new city hall Is etill a
thing of the future.
"What wo those women talking
about so excitedly?"
- "One of them claims to have seen
one of her neighbors Bitting in a ham
mock with an am around his own
What Ws AH De,
Jraes-Thnt was a scathing mrmc
on mean men tbo parson gny ns last
Bunflay. Wonder what Smith thought
about it? P.rown-KIiigiilnr: . 1 met
Emitn yesterday nnd hi said be'd like
to know your opinion on it Londos
band, led withiu the British lines, then
reined in to think what she bsd bolter
do. Ehe bad heard a man say thct
vocr moraine that there was a troop
of Continental cavalry at a little town ,
not far from her home, and she re-
solved to ride there in the hope of
finding them and Inducing them to at
tack the British force, and possibly
rescue her husbaud. .
Athol, having been taken before the
officer commanding the British troops,
was searched, and a bit of paper
crampled into a bard ball was taken
from his pocket It was opened and
found to be a satement of the Britisl
foreec a Sut Caroilaas. It was ct
course mere oft, a surprise to Attn
than the British officer, who had been
informed by Pinckton that If be would
conceal bis men oa the Charleston
road that day he would be likely to In
tercept a man passing with lnforma-
in the latter's pocket This she could
not divine. She bad no idea of the
depth of degradation Into which Pinck
ton had sunk, the treachery to one
who trusted him implicitly and consid
ered him a bosom friend. Tears came
Into her eyes as she thought of her
husbaud's unjust speech to her when
she had warned him.
Along the route she took she made
Inquiries from time to time of the
troopers she was chasing and learned
that she was gradually drawing nearer
to them. Then they were but a few
miles ahead, then a mile, -and at last
she came upon them as they were
about going into bivouac for the night
She sought the officer In command and
told him of his proximity to the Brit
The officer knew of this force and.
having superior numbers., was after
them to attack and capture them, but
he had been misinformed as to their
whereabouts and was moving in the
wrong direction. Mrs. Athol offered to
pilot him to their camp, but begged
him to send u few men to Pinckton's
plantation to arrest him. To this the
officer assented, and it was agreed that
after supper and a rest the command
would saddle up with a view to sur
rounding the Britishers before day.
It was 10 o'clock when they started,,
lighted by a half moon nnd piloted by
Mrs. Athol. She described the loca
tion of the enemy so that the Ameri
can force ruisht be divided and ap
proach from different directions. Be
fore they reached the vicinity of the
British camp it was near moonset, and
the night had become dark from clouds.
On reaching the place where her hus
band had been captured Mrs. Athol
described three different routes by
which they might come upon the Brit
ish. The separate bodies started and
were each given an hour to get into
position. The signal for attack was to
be two shots In quick succession from
the troops accompanied by the, com
When those two shots rang out, on
the still night the British sentries gave
an alarm, and the redcoats sprang to
arms too latei They were hemmed
in. and it did not require a long time
for their commanding officers to real
ize the fact. He was called on to sur
render and did so without firing a shot.
Athol not only found himself liberat
ed., but by his wife's instrumentality.
She said nothing of Pinckton's treach
ery, but in the morning the latter was
brought into camp, and Mrs. Athol
made a charge against him and re
quested the American commander "to
convene a court martial to try him.
The officer was not slow in granting
the request of one who had given him
a victory, and the court was convened.
By this lime all knew that a forged
document had been placed in Athol's
pocket, and Tlnckton wa charged with,
baving placed it there , He broke down
under Mrs. Athol's test'.xany and con
fessed bis crime.
The court would have Inflicted any
punishment Mrs. Athol named, but an
long as her busbnnd was convinced of
his supposed friend's perfidy she re
quested that be be illowed to go free.
The Incident which had really" be
come a tragedy, changed Athol from
being neutral in bis sympathies to an
ardent patriot, and he enlisted In tha
Aug. 21 in American
18G3 Confederate partisans led by W.
C. Quantrill plundered the town of
Lawrence Kan., and massacred
140 citizens. General J. T. Wll
der's cavalry batteries bombarded
the Confederates in Chattanooga
from the north bank of the Ten
nessee river. '
1K)5 Mary Uapcsi Dorltm. author an
poKt-edifir of Et Nicholas, died;
. b&rn K38.
1911 Gamaliel Bradford, reformer
and political economist.' died at
Wellesley. Mass.; born 1S31.
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