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Depariment of Justice is Now at
Work on Them-Woman Lawyer
Washington, Nov. 1.-The dapart
ment of justice proposes to prosecute
to the utmost all those under suspi
cion of peonage in the south. Follow
ing the prosecutions of those in Flor
ida last winter who held whi,te men
in bondage, making them work by
force against their will, preparations
are being made to prosecute certain
ones in Mississippi and other south
ern states who have been holding in
peonage either white lalborers or
black ones. A report made today to
the attorney general by Mrs. Mary
Grace Quackenboss, a woman lawyer,
special attorney for the southera fed
eral district of New York, engaged to
visit certain localities in the south,
gives some interesting information
about a case soon to be tried in Mis
A few weeks ago a man by the
name of 0. D. Crittenden of Green
ville. Miss.. was arrested upon -the
charge of arrestin. an Italian in
Greenville and taking him across the
river to an island, Sunay Side, in
Arkansas. there to-be held in peonage.
According to the report of Mrs.
Quackenboss. there is a whole island
full of Italians at Sunny Side, who
are compelled to work under condi
tio.is an-id eireumstances over which
thev have nio control and which are
not very gre,-.ly dissimilar from those
which obtain in slave countries. The
It iiians. a thousand of them. were
brw1.ht over i. America several years
ago under the impression that they
were zoinz to become settlers, and
free Ameri.-an citizens. It did not
work, though, as they found out that
when they wanted to throw up their
jd>s i hey could not so easily do it.
They were in debt for their passgAe
money from Itak. and were ,Pelled
to work under such conditions that
they could n t earn enorzh for the
support of f Leir families a-d at the
same time saie money to dhfray t!Ie
debt. He-c they 'ad to work on
and on with no hope of evp paying
out. When one attempted to ieave he
wa promp)tly arrested and taken back
to the piantation. Mrs. Quackenboss
recites many facts in connection with
the nmnagement of the plantation
and the iCrittenden system o.f manaa
ing labor. During her visit to the
Sunny Side plantation she was order
ed oIf the premises by Crit te:den. who
claimed that she was intruding, and
had no right to be there. Critten
den says that it was because of this
that she preferred charges against
him which caused his arrest. It is
said at the department of justice that
the arres was considered and practi
eally agreed upon just after a pre
vious visit of Mrs. Quackenboss to
'Sunny Side and some time be,fore she
was ordered off the place.
-The preliminary hearing of Critten
den will take place some time in No
vemiber and the trial will likely be
*Somi other cases of alleged peon
. age in the south were investigated by
this Mrs. Quacken'boss, and it is inti
mated hereabouts that she found some
t.hings in one of the Carolinas a;bout
which she made an elaborate report.
For some time reports have 'been
made to the department of justice of
peonage in North Carolina and this
special agent was sent down to in
vestigate. What her report says will
likely be .interesting, and most likely
* it will be strongly combatted, as any
investigator of such things sent down
from the north is likely to be, for
:most naitural and proper reasons.
Arrival and Departure of Trains.
Schedules of passenger trains ini
and out of the Union Station, New
berry, S. C.
Mo. 35 for Greenville .. .. 8.56 a. m.
Ne 12 for Columba ... .10 32 a. m.
No. 1S .tor ColIumb' .... 1.50 p. m.
No. 19 for Greenville .. .. 1.35 p. m.
No. 31 for Greenville .... 4.42 p. m.
N6. 16 for Columbia . ... 9.47 p. m.
C., N. & L. Trains.
No. 35 for I4urens . ... 5.19 a. m.
No. 22 for Columbia .... 8.47 a. m.
No. 52 for Greenville . .12 46 p. mn.
No. 53 for Columbia .... 3.10 p. m.
No. 21 for Laurens .... 7.25 p. m.
No. 34 for Columbia .... 8.30 p. mn.
The foregoing sdhedules are given
onay for information, are not guaran
teed and are subject f'o change with
.July 15, 3907.
G. L Robinson,
When it comes to taking- a long
b?eath the giraffe has the rest of the
BANKS FALLITNG IN LINE.
Suggestion that Additional Currency
be Taken Out Acted Upon.
Washitigton. Oetber 31.-Treas
ury officials are agrecaibly surprised '
at the number of banks throughout c
the country which have already indi
cated their purpose to comply with j
the suggestion of Comptroller of the
Currency Ridfeley that additional f
circulation be taken out. Although r
the suggestion was made only yester
day afternoon, a large number of t
telegrams were received at the depart
ment as early as 9 o'clock this morn
ing asking for additional circulation, I
varying in amount from-a few thous
and dollars to two millions.
Sol Wexler, vice president of the
Whitney Central National Bank, of
New Orleans, who, with other promii- t
ent New Orleaiis bankers, has had a j
number of conferences with Secretary 3
Cortelyou in an effort to devise a
plan by which cotton exporters could s
get prompt cash returns for cotton E
shipments, today said:
"The present situation can be re
lieved in but two ways: First, by the
restoration of confidence and the re
turn of money which has been with
drawn from banks in the east during
the recent panic.
"'Second, by the rapid export of
ouT cotton, wheat, provisions and oth
er products to create a balance of
trade in our favor and make importa
tion of gold in large quantities pos
"The prompt and wise action of
Secretary Cortelyou, aided by Mr.
Norgan and other prominent New
York bankers, has gone very far to
ward restoring confidence. and mon
ey is again being redeposited in the
strong institutions of the country.
"The. muthern situation is more
diffliwat of solution, owing to the nee
-essary delay in transmission of ex
change bills to Europe, and the time
required for the purchase and ship
1-ment of gold to this country.
"The Southern bauks are doing
their.part by largely increasing their 1
I circulation with the assistance of the
comptroller and the -Secre.'ary of the
Treasury, which enable them to for
ward their foreign exchange by mail
r o NTew York without requiring cur.
reilcy for the' entire amount. New (
York can, in turn, as soon as these
!bills reach the ot'her side, import
gold and then transmit currency in
quantities throudhout the agricul
tural sections of the country.
''Some effort is being made by
co etton houses to have their
foreign correspondents deposit funds
in foreign banks subject to' ca'ble
transfer against advice of documents
deposited in southern banks with cot
ton bills. of lading attached to come.
forward immediately, but, in my opin
i-on this transaction will not be made
on an extensive scale. However will
ing the Secretary of thbe Treasury may
bhe to assist the exports af agricultur
al products and the importation of
gold. I do not -believe that there is
anything that he can do that is prac
tical and within the law until such
time as treasury 'balances have been
increased to an extent to enable him
to maike large deposits of Government
funds in export points such as New
Orleans, Galveston and Charleston,
so as to enable banks in these cen
tres to await the arrival of their bills
in Europe and the bringing of gold
''New York can assist these south
ern ban-ks by crediting their accounts
daily upon recepits -of teleg'raphic in
formation of the amount of cheeks
on foreign banks forwarded, thereby
enabling the Southern banks .to check
against sueh balances in .payme.nt of
collections and -weekly remittance ac- )
counts to interior banks throughout
t'he country, such transactions requir
ing no currency under existing condi
tions and merely 'bridging over the
three or four days time required while
the foreign exchange is in transit in
this country. There can .be no per
manent cure for the constantly recur
ring scarcity of currency at -this sea
son of the year unti.l there has been
a decided reform of our currency sys
tem, either by the bill proposed by the
currency commission of t'he Ameri
can Banks' Association, or 'by the
estalblishment under proper safe
guards against politics and .partisan
ship of a central reserve bank.''
Agents wanted at once, previous
experience is not essential, territory
is going fast, write soon if you wish
to make money faster than you ever 4
did before. Whit today. Address J.(
F. Clark, Conway, Ark.
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Aprlnt loi Nvemberm 3n0t.
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in Shelled Almonds, Almonds in
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