opened a store with' a real clerk-in
it. And now, after six years, she
has a candy shop'on -Fifth a v. in:
New .York City another m New-
port and still -a third in Bermuda.
And she won't take half a million
dollars for her business.
"Why did I go into the candy
business?" repeated Miss Evans
in her Fifth av. shop. "Why,
simply because we were so poor
I had to do something and candy
making was the only thing I
knew how to do WELL.
i "We children" always had a
sweet tooth. We liked first-class
candy, but We could not afford Co
buy it. So we made if. Mother
taught us how.
4 "When I started out I had to
make the candy. I couldn't wait
on customers. So I thought of
the money-tray idea. And for
over a year our family lived out
of the coins that were dropped in
to that tray." '
Mary Elizabeth is wonderfully
neat, wonderfully house-wifey in
appearance and wonderfully in
earnest about all she does.
She doesn't want to keep all
'the home-made candy business to
herself. She thinks lots of women
can make fortunes from it, in ad
dition to, herself.
"There is fittle competition in
.the candy business if one sells the
BEST candy that, can be made,
she sayS. "I sell none for less
.than a dpllar a pound, because I
can't' seli it for less and make
profit On it. I use only the choic
est materials and I supervise all
the making of it myself. I hire
the best help, ..some -of myfiffy
candy-makers getting as high" as
60 a week.
"Any woman who is in earnest
can make money as I have done.
But she will have to work."
And now that Mary Elizabeth'
is independently wealthy, has s"he
stopped hanging over a red-hot
stove "trying things?" No in
deed ! Every week or so you will
find her up at Syracuse stirring
seething syrups till they "crack"
and rolling out creams into new
and fascinating varieties.
"I am going to make the BEST
candy that can be made, and I am
not quite sure I have done at yet,"
says Mary Elizabeth. '
NEGRO NEAR LYNCHING
. Bluefield, W. Va., Sept -5.
Walter Johnson, a negro charged
with mistreating 14-year-old Nita
White, is closely guarded by offi
cers In the hills today.
Johnson narrowly " escaped
lynching last night. He Was in
jail at Princeton, 15 miles from
here. An enraged mob gathered
and headed for the jail. '
Sheriff .Elison and deputies
spirited Johnson out of the jail,
and into the hills on horseback.
The mob- wrecked the jail.
Johnson dragged little Nita
White into a foom, chloroformed
her and attempted an attack. He
was disturbed bef ore he had' bacf-
ly injured the girl, but she is hys
terical from shock today.
The novelty of the moment in
Parisian millinery .is the big, odd-
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