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: . STRIKE OUTRAGES
'Washington, March "7. The.
Rev. Gark Carter, city mission
ary of Lawrence, whose salary as
superintendent of the Lawrence
Society ' for the Prevention of
Cruelty to Children," is paid by the
Lawrence mill owners, took the
stand today before the Rules
Committee of the House to de
fendthe action of the police in
preventing the "children of the
strike" leaving Lawrence.
Carter will be jemembered as
that missionary who took the
stand to testify against the moth
ers and children of Lawrence,
who were arrested Saturday,
February 24, at the depot, and
who was caught lying on the
stand,' all in the interests of the
"Mrs. Taft did not 'appear to
hear the testimony today. But
her neice, Miss Anderson, -who
was with her yesterday, came
again today, .and followed the
The Rev. Carter was quite vig;
orous in his defense of the police,
and from defending them, h'e
branched to defend the mill own
ers. -He was forced, under cross
examination, to admit that many
children are forced to enter the
mills ujst as soon as they are 14
years old, because the wages of
the head of the family is not
enough for them to live on.
"It was found quite necessary
to have a law forbidding the
placing of children less than 14
at work," he said.
' "You did not find the mill own
ers, who pay your salary, dis
couraging the employment of
children of nine or ten years?"
asked Rep. Poster.
"Oh, but they did not encour
age it," safd Clark, and' then re
lapsed into silence.
. Carter also recalled a freat
deal of violence that no one else
seem to kno wanything about.
"This strike began in terror,"
he said. "Just as 60on as it was
called the people rushed through
thestreets, broke down the" mill
gates, overpowdered the watch
men, rushed through the mills,
and tore women and girls -front
their work. Some of the girls
Throughout all the rest of the
testimony, the Rev Carter
dwelled heavily upon the terror
that existed in the city. Strange
to remark,however, he seemed o
ascribe the terror to not the. same
cause as other people have--the
soldiers and the police but to
fear of being stabbed, or dyna
mited, or shot, by whom, the
Rev. Carter did not seem sure.
He Was Forgiving.
"He is of a very forgiving dis
"How do you knov?"
"He says his wife made him
what he is, but he still seemsrto
love her." Houston Post.
"I hope, dearie, you don't think
I would deceive my own little
"Nope, but I think you're fool
ish enough to try."