National Affairs: Wonderful

The warp and woof of New Bedford, Mass., textile city, scurried to the polls last week, pasted little stickers on many a ballot. On each sticker was the name of Charles Sumner Ashley, Democrat. When the ballots were counted it was found that "Sticker" Ashley had been elected Mayor by a majority of some 6,000 votes.

Five days before election, Mr. Ashley had no idea of running for Mayor. He was 68; he was propped up on pillows in a hospital recovering from two major operations; he had retired from politics five years ago. His...

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