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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 1912.
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THE ARGUS.
f Published Dally at Kt Boeond ave-
ana, Rock Island, TH. (Entered at tba
poatofflce as second -class matter)
, Baa Itlnl Meaaber at the iMwkM
Y THE J. W. POTTER CO.
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rier. In Rock la and.
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All communications ef argumentative
character. politics, or religious, must
hare real name attached far publica
tion. No suet articles will be printed
ever fictitious slataturee.
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tral Union. West 145. 1141 and 1145;
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Saturday, November 2, 1912.
As the national ramaalca draws te
elsae It la evident, frem reports aad all
earrea Information, that Wooernw
WllM0tm will mvrrm f h. Mntn mmn mr
.H.-h..Tlr elected preslde.t. y the !
aaaae elan Judfe E. F. linear will be
elected ( rraor of Illinois. The oaljr
sn(rr te the soceeee of the deanocratie
ticket, national, etate aad otherwise,
la tn the poaalble failure af ear voters
earning eat in elertloa day and raatlag
their ballots.
The feeling- of eertalatj of the elee- !
tle. of Governor Wllao. may have .
tea., voter, t. e..
ly t. . t. the potie, i. the belief th.t j
Wlleoa le sore of elrrfloa and that their
l.dlvlda.l ballot, mar net be aeeded. I
Over-e-s.de.. ,. ... ,h,.
which eaa eadaager democratic anrecae
thla year.
Let every democrat ataad np aad be
ranated, aad aharo I. the arret victory. I
i la wen to bear t. mind, too, that I nad a lot ' campaign slime thrown
there le a separate judicial ballot la this ' at ulm- A11 Sorts of malicious Charg
ranaty that ahoald aot be overlooked. ! " nave Den made in an effort to
Veto for hariee B. Marshall fur circuit : destroy the reputation of this honest
frtderr. j r"iebt, patriotic, public spirited man.
It's In the air. We are going to win.
Share in the great victory.
Rally around Judge Dunne and the
entire democratic state ticket.
Elect Thompson state's attorney.
He is clean, conscientious and capa
ble. Attend the final ral.y at democratic I
headquarters in the flock Island housa
tonight.
WT.son says his battle Is for the
average man. That is putting it pret
ty squarely.
Send Tavenner, the friend of labor, j
the champion of the cause of the peo-
pie, to congress.
Everett 1 Werts should have the
votes of all democrats for the legisla
ture from this district.
His candidacy will stand the acid test j through the wide influence of the pa
Hear Wilson's message to the peo- I of falr luriu'ry. This good man should ; Pers he represents as Washington
pie at democratic headquarters In
the Rock Island house tonight.
This is Wilson day. There will be
another Wilson day Tuesday and still
another Wilson day, March 4, next.
Give the people a new deal at the
county building by electli.g Thomp-
son, Meyer, Gustafaon. Sommersou.
Blankeoburg and Hubbart.
: : Roosevelt's support at the very begin-! men from this locality in looking after
Choose Ir. Meyer as your next cor- j ning of the campaign, but when heithe interests of the people and is fa
oner. It le to the county's advantage undtrtood what was proposed in ! miliar wKh their wants and demands.
to have a physician in the office and
it is to the people's advantage.
General Felix Diaz assured his coun
trymen that he was not 6etking the
presidency of Mexico. If he was seek
ing trouble he certainly succeeded in
finding it.
tt t. to ,hmt k.
in thJlSlkan I wilf no l.T r
l ttfSnTAn
ot 'Xl L7il Jn'
Remember that you have three con
gressman to vote for next Tuesday
Clyde H. Tsvenner to represent this
district, and Lawrence B. Etringerand
milium r.ra w imams ror congress-
men at large .
John Day is honest and will be Just
In his duties as a member of the state
' board of equalization. By a man s
dealings in bis private life you may
.Judge him. Mr. Day has not swindled
a poor miner who Intrusted his proper
ty to him.
Marshall is the kind of a man for
' circuit Judge. He Is experienced,
, level-headed and fair, and will make a
v model Jurist. Besides. It will not cost
.the people of this county between $6,
'000 and IS.000 to place him on the
bench.
CANNOT aY'KOBD TO TAKE
CHANCES.
Democrats In the Thirty-third sena
: to rial district cannot afford to take
chances on losing their member of
the legislature. The election of one,
.perhaps two. United 8tates senators,
from the state of Illinois, may depend
tipon the member from this district.
More than that, the barking that
Woodrow Wilson, as president, will
have in the United States in the exe
cution of his magnificent policies,
xufcv depend upon the poUUcai charac-
tr of the representation In that body
from the state of Illinois.
So that brought down to Its final
analysis, what the Individual demo
cratic voter may do with reference to
the democratic or minority represen
tative In the general assembly from
this district may affect the democratic
policy in the entire nation.
In the light of these facts there is
but one safe and sure course for dem
ocrats to pursue.
The duty is plain. It is to vote for
Everett L. Werts.
WHAT
MARSHALL'S
ELECTION
HL'ANS.
If the people of this judicial circuit
elect Charles B. Marshall to the va
cancy on the bench next Tuesday,
they will accomplish many things to
their benefit and advantage. They
will, first of all, elect a man who Is
amply Qualified by experience, long
practice in the law, and ability and
hard work and temperament for the
office. Tbey will, so far as this coun
ty Is concerned, save to the people the
expense, aggregating between $6,000
and $3,000, of a 6pecial primary and
election, amounting to the cost of two
elections, to choose a successor to
County Judge R. W. Olmsted, who
seeks promotion to the circuit bench
at the expense of a vacancy.
Tbey will abolish the question of
politics from Judicial elections, which
will likewise remove the occasion for
",urf 6trif in election
of the
members of a branch of the govern
ment which should be absolutely free
from the Influences or prejudices of !
politics. This is a culmination long
desired and eagerly sought. The
chance for its attainment is at hand.
Elect Marshall, and get the right
i Lln r.f . .u. ..
" luc 141 payers ue-
tWeen 'C'000 and d wipe Out
h Question of partisanship absolute
from "idratlon in the choice of
, Jlldl(Iar
l 1,0 ecl to vote for Marshall
on "e separate Judicial ballot.
THE CANDIDACY OF JUDGE ED-
WAKD r . DUNNE
Judge Edward F. Dunne, democratic
candidate for governor of Illinois, has
Those who know Judge Dunne, who
have studied his record and who are
familiar with the facts, are astounded
; the depths of mendacity to which
his detractors have stooned in their
efforts to deprive him of deserving
victory next Tuesday.
Attention has been called to some of
the charges and it has been shown how
absolutely groundless they are. Judge
Dunne's record upon the bench and as
ma'or of Chicago is above reproach,
HiB Plat'"n pledges him to genuine
rerorms so bad y needed In Illinois.
' He is a man of his word and he can '
be depended upon to carry out his j
campaign pledges.
Those great leaders of democracy,
Governor Woodrow Wilson and Wil-
liam Jennings Bryan, unequivocally
endorse the candidacy
of Judge
ftunne. j resent this district are manifold. He
Mr. Bryan, who knows the Judge inti-1 has been on the Job in Washington,
niately, has issued a special exhorta-1 not in an official sense, but as an ad
tion to the voters of Illinois to support ! vocate and champion of the rights and
Judge Dunne. j interests of the people. He has.
not ana W'H not be defeated by the ,
slander and opprobrium of se.f seek-
ers who do not want to be separated
from their present graft.
THE COLONEL AND AN "t'N
THUIH." Roherf Collier nnhllahor nt rniit..
vVeeklv. ha. rtis-hsreprf Vn,n
i pood his editort and purpogeB t0 edit
the weekly hereafter himself. Han
i good practically committed Collier's to I
Roosevelt's plan for dealing with the .
j trusts, he indicated clearly a prefer- j Bnop labor as adopted by the war de
I eiice for Wilson. Apparently this dis-1 Partment for enforcement at Rock Is
j pleased the owner, who says now in j lan(l arsenal and contributed in no
criticism, of his weekly that "it has j small degree toward giving it its
been captious, unresponsive, even i death blow.
sneeri::g" toward the Roosevelt cause. I IQ 'he forthcoming congress with
' Colonel Roosevelt, expressing gratl- Champ Clark reelected speaker, no
: fication, says a word about the "grave man "ould have greater influence or
ihartn" done the progressive party by
'' "perpetration of an untruth a. to
poitlon on th "P'latlon of the
rTwt'r "This untruth." he continues,
ncls the editorial pages of Collier s
Week'.y and the speeches of Woodrow
Wilson,
The "untruth" was and, being dis
seminated by Ixuis D. Brandeis.
I the great Massachusetts lawyer and'
humanitarian; by Professor Van Hise,
' president of the University of Wls-
consin
ind one of the greatest author
ities on the trust question in the
I'nited States; by Senator La Follette
of Wisconsin; by William Jennings
Bryan. It Is expressed in Perkins'
contribution to the Roosevelt cam
paign fund.
Colonel Roosevelt might fool some
men about his trust program, but he
will not fool such intellects as Wil
son's. La Toilette's, Bryan's and Van
Hlse's.
WANTED: AN EFFICIENT PRESI
OENT. In considring the qualifications of
each of the applicants for the presi
dency of the United States, it be
hooves us to take care to select a man
who will be able to act in harmony
with his assistants.
Nothing is nore embarrassing or
more detrimental to the progress of
an enterprise than to have the head
of such enterprise at daggers' points
with his colleagues. Considered in
this light, the question should prove
easy to answer.
President Taft came Into office
bailed as a great peacemaker. His
rampaging predecessor changed cabi
net officers as readily as he changed
clothes. Whenever there was a miav-
; ;.v E
A PRETTY GOOD SORT.
A Texas minister, addressing the
Missouri Baptist general association at
Kansas City, spoke of "gasoline Bap
tists" and declared that "the cost of
maintaining a motor car Is much more
than the cost of maintaining a preach
er la the less settled districts of Mis
souri. Unless these gasoline Baptists
aid the cause, we may not expect to
make material progress, as rapidly as
we should. Every Baptist who owns
a motor car is able to support a mis
sionary." If it costs less to keep a Baptist minis
ter in a country church than it does
maIntaIn att automobile, ifs some,
thing for the Baptists to be ashamed
of, and not the automobilists.
As to abandoning an automobile in
order to support a missionary
Can it be proved that the auto owner
take to be patched up, some head had
to fall. During the latter period of
his term of office, his recommenda
tions were Ignored by congress, and
he in turn ignored the legislation of
the people's representatives.
As a peacemaker, Mr. Taft has
proved to be a great failure from the
very start. The whole country was
shocked by the Ballinger Pinchot con
troversy, with the result that today
the republican party is hopelessly
split asunder.
The democrats came into majority
In the house, and, nothwithstanding
all prophecy to the contrary, they are
working together in superb harmony.
They have passed more constructive
legislation during their comparatively
brief tenure than perhaps the country
ever before witnessed in a like period.
Were it not for the outrageous abuse
of the vetoing power on the part of
the executive the country would at
present be enjoying relief from ex
cessive tarlffc and many other evils
that we are obliged to suffer.
Without doubt. Governor Wilson
will be able to bring about the much
needed reforms because he will have
the undivided support of a democratic
congress.
IAVKXXEB AND SUABLE.
The reasons why Clyde H. Taven
ner should be sent to congress to ren-
correspondent awakened the people of
me iiauon 10 tne aDuses or their in
stitutions at the national capital and,
as Speaker Clark has so many times
said, has contributed quite as much' as
any one man of Influence to the crys
tallzatlon of the country-wide senti
ment which resulted in the triumph of
the people's policies in the elections'
of two years ago and the election of
a congress which has done things. He
nas cooperated with the congress-
Ile exposed the Taylor system of
; accomplish more effective work for
! "is immediate locality than Clyde H.
j Tavenner. And what the. people of
this locaiHy. irrespective of politics,
i accomplish things.
! "Judge C. J. Searle, on the
other hand. would be unable
to accomplish anything. He would
have no standing in the house as far
as the controlling influences are con
cerned, and, having straddled to the
last on the a'.l important issue as to
whether by conviction he is a straight
line republican or a progressive, he
could not very well be relied upon to
take a positive or reliable stand on
any measure that would look to the
people's highest welfare. He is ap
pealing for support simply aa a per
sonal favor to him and seeking to be
elected, not so much for what he can
do for the people as for the final grat
ification of this long cherished ambi
tion to enjoy a seat in congress, , no
matter by what means or for what
purpose he may attain It.
At Washington he would be a mere
figure head, whereas Tavenner would
prove a useful congressman, already
In touch with the workings of con
gress, and thoroughly familiar with
the way laws are made and those
who will direct the house in their mak
ing for the next two years.
A PARTY'S LIFE OB DEATH.
The republican party is doomed In
this election. This is not said in de
rision, but in recognition of a state of
facts that is everywhere apparent.
The question that confronts the faith
ful of the once G. O. P. therefore per
tains, not to the present, but to the
furure.
The party will be defeated .at the
is not as much of a missionary. in
an indirect way, as the man who is sent
out to convert the heathen to our way
of thinking?
Every automobile that is driven to
day is the product of men who are
earning honest wages, who are support
ing little homes, raising good citizens,
enabled to live a white man's life be
cause the automobile has made a new
industry which provides work for many
thousands who would otherwise be Idle
or working Intermittently at various
things.
Automobiles hare mde life brighter
for a good many of ns. They have
taken ns to new scenes, given us a
taste of travel, shortened distances be
tween friends ;and many a big-hearted
auto owner makes it a dally practice
to Invite trudging acquaintances, or
even strangers, to "get In If you're
going my way."
Of course we find unscrupulous driv
ers and snobbish owners; but on the
whole the possessor of a machine is
a good sort, as generous as the space
in his equipage. He is as courteous
as any occupant of a carriage ever was,
and usually not half so haughty due,
perhaps, to the fact that be may have
to stop almost any moment to fix a
puncture or get full of grease.
He's a pretty good sort of mission
ary bless him! though he doesn't
pose as one by any means. And the
only real grouch any of us can have
about him is that he helps materially
to support the gasoline trust.
polls next Tuesday. It will lose con
trol of the national government no
body doubts that but whether it goes
out of existence as a political institu
tion depends not upon how badly it is
beaten, but whether the secessionists
in its own ranks win. It depends not
upon the election or defeat of Taft, or
the election or defeat of WMlson, but
upon' the election or defeat of Roose
velt. Upon thiB, and upon this alone,
is the fate of the republican party
hanging in the balance. There will
always be two great political parties
in this country, but whether the re
publican party shall longer endure, is
contingent upon whether or not it Is
succeeded by the progressive party
that has pulled apart from It and Is
seeking its destruction under the lead
ership of a twice-made president, who
owes all that he is and has been to
that party.
If Roosevelt should be elected, he
will become the great American die
tator, greater than any party, big
enough to choose his own party and
to build it upon the ruins of the once
great republican party.
The line of demarcation and of self-
preservation, so far as republicans
who care for their party are concerned,
is therefore clearly defined. There is
but one alternative, and the republi
can who doubts it may figure it out
for himself. Voting for Taft will not
save the day for this election. Voting
for Roosevelt means the encourage
ment of the new organization which
will, if it wins, supersede, not the
democratic party, but the republican
party.
The republican who votes for Wii
son, votes not only for a better gov
ernment, right at the present, but for
the preservation of his time-honored
party, that it may live to fight an
other day.
A WISE SOCIETY MATRON.
So many bricks are tnrown at the
ultra-fash ionables of the land and
those who have gobs of money, made
or inherited, that It is only fair to
toss them a posys once in a while
when they show the qualities that de
serve such recognition.
Mrs. W. K. Vanderbilt, formerly
Tessie Fair, of the old Bonanza re
gime, and her nephew, Herman Oel
richs, should come in for a regular
shower of flowers for the everyday
wisdom and homely virtues they have
shown.
A few years ago when young Oel
richs was nearing the age when boys
take to cigarets and drinks as a
sign of manliness, Mrs. Vanderbilt
played a clever, womanly trick on him.
Although a member of th Four Hun
dred, she has never been identified
with its fast set and she looks with
horror upon the idle young boys and
girls who recruit themselves for it
by youthful dissipation. It would
have been foolish for her to argue
with the boy in this matter. Woman
like, she reached him along the line
of the least resistance and the most
attraction.
She offbred to bet him a cool half
million of her money against a like
sum of his future on the proposition
that he would not smoke or touch
intoxicants of any kind until he was
21. He snapped her up at once
any son of Herman Oelrichs would
take a bet and then proceeded to
take measures to win it.
He was no anchorite or recluse, or
prig or mollycoddle, this young Oel
richs. He went to college and min
gled with the boys like a good demo
cratic mixer. He was strong in ath
Jetics; trolled a fair tenor in the glee
club; was out for sports of any kind
at any time, and, to his credit, was
a good average student The boys
liked him. though he never Joined
them In sprees; his teachers liked
him. too, and his college career was
a happy and creditable one.
The other day he came to his
majority and his aunt gladly paid
over tie $500,000 to him. He has made
no pledges for the future, but a young
fellow of his birth and environment
who shows such a level head and so
much backbone can be trusted to
smoke and drink with discretion.
should i.e dec.de to smoke or drink
lat alL
Humor and
Philosophy
j 9VJTCAJ M. SMITH l
PERT PARAGRAPHS.
rpHE contempt of the small boy for
bis spinster annt is almost eausled
by his ability to work her.
The fellow who can be happy when
the lawn Is to be raked, the screens
put away and the coal put In Is the
man who doesn't have to do it.
If your angry passions are bound to
rise at least don't let them slop over.
A certain amount of foolishness Is
expected of young persons, and that
the reason we get impatient with the
uncertain amount
Autumn leaves are pretty, but the
leaves autumn leaves upon our front
yard leaves as weary.
The quiet, good little children are the
ones that Mr. Grouch never met.
Some women are superstitious about
a black cat, so they have to have the
skin of one disguised as a beautiful
lynx muff to cure them of superstition.
The man who is out of a job has
plenty of time to get excited over poli
tics. It Is hard on the small boy of this
generation to be cheated out of county
fairs, torchlight processions and spell
ing schools.
We wouldn't so much mind that the
dentist uses a patent nutmeg grater on
our teeth if he wonldn't insist upon
telling funny stories when he is doing It.
Serving It.
Lift ujvour eyes and look about
And get your money's worth.
For lyln fair before you see ',
A great old little earth. !
The view Is very wide and bright j
And pulsing everywhere.
And not a picture In the world
Can with the sight compare.
Lift up your eyes. Don't facus them
Upon the lowly ditch
The while you brood upon your woea
And wish that you were rich.
Before you lies a waiting world.
All Joyous, bright and fair.
And, with the others of your kind.
In It you own a share.
l2lf t up your eyes and take a look.
For everything Is free.
And no admission need be paid
And no outgoing fee.
The brook, the meadow and the lake.
The clouds that grace the air.
The mountains and the restless son
Are there for you to share.
Lift up your eyes unto the hills
And let your soul expand
As In the broader, wider view
A man newborn you stand.
Take heed of nature's wondrous works.
Whose beauties now you miss.
And, though you may be poor In purse,
Tou shall be rich In this.
Mighty Stingy.
"He must be an old tight wad.
"On the contrary, he seems to buy his
family .everything it wants."
"Oh, does he? Things to eat and to
wear, of course. Any one would do
that." '.
"But what more could they ask?"
"Well, he has been married ten years
and bis wife hasn't had a single opera
tion ha all that time."
Hard to -Plesse.
"I don't like any of the parties very
well."
"Why don't you start a party of
your own?"
"I would but for one thing?"
"What's that?"
"I am afraid It wouldn't please me.
Charlie Knew.
"Which would you rather be, Charlie,
clever and handsome or young and
rich?"
"Well, if I were rich I could find
plenty to make affidavit that I was
all the rest"
Worth Mors Now.
" H i s X brother
died worth a mil
lion, and be basn't
a cent."
"But be is the
more successful."
"In what wayf"
"He is alive."
Wouldn't Do.
"Why did you discharge BinnsT"
"He was too slow."
"I thought he seemed rather bright"
" "Bright enough, but not swift enough
to keep out of the ways of tempta
tion." A Minus Quantity.
"A penny for your thoughts." I
Tt would be a bad bargain for yon.'
"Whyr
"My debts were In my thoughts."
The Drawback.
Often I think of the beautiful town
Where I dreamed my youth away, ,
And often I think I would like to run dawst
But for thoea old bills te psy. i
True ,Lovs.
"She says sbe would let her husband
go hungry before sbe would cook a
meal (or him."
That is what I call true love."
Houston Post
. Examine what Is said, not him who
1 soeaka. Arabian Proverb.
The Argus
"My Husband, I Greet You" By F. A. Mitcbel.
Copyrighted. 1911, by ,asoctated Literary Bureau.
Mrs. Stanford sends greeting to Walter
Washburn and would be pleased to have
the honor of his company for dinner at 1
o'clock on Thursday, November the Ktb,
In the year of our Lord 17J .
Mrs. Stanford was a widow thirty-eight
years old and of very pleasing
appearance. There was but here and
there a single gray hair in her head,
her complexion was florid, her eye was
a soft brown, and altogether she was
goodly to look upon by a man who had
passed twos core years and five.
Walter Washburn had offered him
self to Mrs. Stanford, but that lady,
though 6he admired him for his sal
wart form and his prowess for he
had distinguished himself in the In
dian wars In the colony was not mind
ed to take for a partner one who was
not possessed of worldly goods, so
she diied Mr. Washburn's oler,
with many thanks, for the honor he
would have conferred upon her.
Now, the widow had a daughter.
Faithful, half her age and the repro
duction of her mother as that mother
6
"M I HUSBAND, I GREET YOU."
had been at her age that is to say, the
younger woman was like a peach with
the first rosy hue painted on it by the
sun, while the older was that same
peach when its colors had become mel
low. Mr. Washburn, having been
turned away by the woman he loved,
naturally sought comfort with the
daughter who so nearly resembled her,
and, being lonely, living by himself In
his oaken domlcle, smoking hi pipe,
solitary, before the logs burning in his
great open fireplace, he mused thus:
"If I cannot have the mother to keep
me company, why 'tjioiild I not have
the daughter, providing thnt mother
will give her to me? True, I wisli the
older woman, who is nearer my age
and with whom I can consult as to my
affairs, but Faithful Is stronger and
can better do that work about a house
which Is expected of a woman. He
sides, the mother and I will be aged
at the same time and like the blind
leading the blind, wherbas Faithful
when I am an old man will be in her
prime and the better able to take care
of me. Yet she will be old enough to
have lost a desire for admiration, and
I shall not have to fear the gallantry of
youug men."
Thus did the lonely bachelor attempt
to persuade himself that it would be
better after all that he should marry
the daughter instead of the mother.
Nevertheless there were many reasons
on the other side, and down in the bot
tom of his heart he wanted Mrs. Stan
ford herself.
However, having formed a resolu
tion, the next day he went to the
house where the two women lived uiiil,
calling for the mother, asked for the
band of her daughter, lie was natural
ly shamefaced in making his request,
since not long before be had assured
the lady of whom he made it that his
happiness depeuded solely on her. He
expected to be jHken to task for his
change of heart, but the widow simply
replied that her daughter had reason
to be proud of having won the esteem
of so prominent a defender of the
colony and she, the mother, would lie
happy to bestow Faithful upon him if
he could show that he had the proierty
to be expected of the man she should
marry. Since Mr. ' Washburn could
show nothing more than he had shown
on his previous application he arose
with a deep sigh and left the house.
Walter Washburn, who was as sim
ple minded as be was brave, poured
his trouble Into thears of Mrs. Hurl
but, a married woman, who bad shown
great friendship for him. Mrs. Stan
ford was acting selfishly In refusing
her daughter to a good man whom she
did not wish for herself.
"I would advise you. Friend Walter,"
said bis confidant, "to carry off the
young woman you wish to wife."
"now could I do that?" asked Wash
burn. "Tou are not fitted to form a plan In
such a proceeding. You must have
some friend to lay one for you and to
assist you in csrrylng it ont Leave the
matter to me. Come to see me again
In a few days, and I may bare some
thing to say to you."
The next day Mr. Washburn received!
the invitation to eat a Thanksgiving
dinner with the widow and her daugh
ter. The friendly act smote hU con
science that be had even thought of
robbing the widow of her daughter,
and be went at once to Mrs. Hurlbut
to say to ber that she need form no
: such plan a sbe had propotted on his
i behalf, fur be would bave nothing to
do with so nefarious a matter.
But Mrs. Hurlbut soothed him and
reminded him that lovers had from
time immemorial eloped and had al
ways held the sympathy of mankial.
Washburn said that his own case was
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different from those, for be was not a
young lover and had never spoken a -word
of love to Faithful Stanford, ne
bad followed the custom of the times
by asking her baud from her parent
However, Mrs. Hurlbut who was
a persuasive talker, finally won him
over, then said that she had formed
a plan as follows:
On the evening before Thanksgiving
day would take place the usual Wed
nesday evening prayer meeting, at
which a'.l the colonists would be pres
ent, including the Stanford, nioiber
and daughter. Mrs. Hurlbut would
go to the meeting and Walter Wash
burn would do the same. The road
over which the Stanfords roust go to
their home was a lonely one. Mrs.
nurlbut and Walter would follow them,
and when out of sight and hearing
of others Mrs. Hurlbut would throw
a bed quilt over the mother and
n sheet over the daughter, using dif
ferent coverings that the two might
be known apart. Walter was to setr.e
the figure under the sheet and carry
her away to the minister to be mar
ried. Mrs. Hurlbut would hold the
mother under the quilt till there should
be no time for her to interfere. It was
to be hoped that the next day being
Thanksgiving, a day devoted to reli
gious exercises and thankfulness, the
mother would forgive Walter for the
kidnaping of her daughter.
Mr. Washburn had misgivings as to
this scheme, both fearing that the ab
ducted plrl would not marry him even
If it otherwise succeeded, and if she
did that her mother would never for
give him. Moreover, there was a law
in the colony that any man courting a
young girl without her parents' con
sent could be sued before a magistrate
for damages.
But when a persuasive woman Is de
termined to bave her way with a man,
especially one so easily led as Walter
Washburn, there Is no standing
against her. Mrs. Hurlbut carried
her point and on the evening of the
prayer meeting took her friend Walter
to the meeting house with her. When
the meeting was over and the Stan
fords went out ar.d toward their home
Mrs. Hurlbut and Walter followed
them, the former carrying the quilt
and the sheet, and when they came to
a dark part of the road she stole up
behind them and proceeded to cover
them.
The sheet, fteing white, was easily
distinguished, and Walter took the
woman it contained In his strong arms
and carried her off. Beyond a slight
scream she made no outcry, and her
resistance soon ceased. Walter as he
strode along told her who be was,
what was intended and asked ber con
sent to a marriage forthwith. After
a few minutes she spoke a faint "Yes,'
but before entering the minister'
bouse said that she would rather not
le known and preferred to keep on
her covering.
But even tliis was unnecessary, for
the minister, who bad gone to bed,
came down in the dark, and when he
strove to strike a liprht the punk, which
was damp, would not ignite, and Wal
ter, who was fast losing his equanimi
ty, begged him to proceed with th
ceremony in the dark. So he did, and
the two were made man and wife.
After the ceremony Walter supposed
that his wife would go to his home
with him. But she declined, saying
that at the Thanksgiving dinner the
next day she would confess all to ier
mother, since that would be a time
when she was most likely to be for
given. Walter could not but see the
wisdom of such a course and parted
not unwillingly with bis newly made
wife.
The next day all met at the serv
ice In the meeting house. Mrs. Stan
ford gave Walter a friendly greeting,
and her dntichter looked upon him as
unconcernedly as if she had not so
recently become his bride. He walked
home with them, and soon after their
arrival the dining table was loaded
with a haunch of venison at one end,
a wild turkey at the other, the Interval
being filled with other delectable
viands. Walter was placed at the
head, while Mrs. Stanford sat at the
other end facing him. When the
meats had been eaten she said to her
viH-a-vis:
"Friend Washburn, when next yon
propose an abduction be more sure of
the fHend who lead you Into It.
Mrs. Hurlbut informed me of the plot
to carry off my daughter, and, feeling
that if she. or I must lie your wife, I,
as first asked, should lie the bride, I
asked that I and not Faithful be cov
ered by the sheet. It was I who went
with you to the minister."
Then, raising a glass of wine that
stood Itefore her, she added:
"My husband, I greet you!"
Walter sat cnzlng at the speaker for
some time, while tho truth was slow
ly permeating his d'lll bra. hi. Then,
arising from bis chair, he went to
where she sat and. enfolding her In
his arms, imprinted a kiss upon her
llr"- From his wife he passed to
Faithful and, also giving tier a kiss,
said:
"My daughter, I forgive yon."
Then returning to his seat he bowed
h!s head and reverently gave thanks
for the happy outcome of a plan that
had nevet met with his approval, btrt
which had turned out as be wished.
Nov. 2 in Amcican
Jiistory.
171WV James Knox Polk, eleventh pr
ldnt of the UMItei Stateg. horn;
d.'ed lfl.
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