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To the Press of the State: 1
Some weeks ago there appeared in j
the National Feld, the weekly farm
paper owned by the Natlonnl Farm-1
ers' Union, a circular letter sent out ;
by a Dallas hardware firm urging :
their retail stores to dcmund of the i
farmers that 'they ?eil cotton and pay j
their accounts, so that the retailer
could pay the wholesaler und so on. |
President Lewis of the Texas Stute j
F-rmcrs' Union answered this olrcu- i
1er latter effectively' when he Mild
"Why is the farmer picked out a*j the
only one who fa to sell his waves at ;
cost or below to keep trade moving?"
It was-announced that a New York j
firm was so much pleased with this .
circular that they would send out ten
thousand copies In the east, of cours? ;
without the answer of the Texas Far-1
mers' Union. A Charleston newspa- I
per published It and perhaps other
papers in the State also. From the,
standpoint of the merchant It sounds j
like good advice.
Taking up the circular Mr Kanouf, |
a hardware salesman of Florence, I !
am informed, has published several
letters giving farmers "down the coun
try" for not selling their cotton and
paying th dr debts. One of his pet \
sentiments is "Farmers, what would
yotl do if notices were posted suying
?No goods sold after Jan. 1st, 1915,
sccpt for caBh?" He then proceeds to
read a good lecture of about three
fourths 'Of a column to the farmers on
th?-aven to them of being honest, etc.
When I read his first letter, I was
disposed to.-be provoked a? what ap
peared to. be a part of a conspiracy
of the Texas hardware house to force
tlifcr1 farmers to sacrifice cotton to
malutain the credit and standing of
merchants,. But when Mr. Knous re
peated und I saw how seriously he
took himself it became amusing.
I I 'wonder if he has considered what
would happen, if tho merchants could
b^fcersuaded to put up' such a sign?
Well, . In the first place they would
hot UVe up to it thirty daya. With al
most nothing being sold along about
(a*, last week in January a farmer
would go to town and the mercaunt
tut'he7 usually bought goods from
WOUll a?y "Mr. Blank, come in and
lot no sell you something." "No, I
have no money." "Well that doesn t
apply to you, when ever you want
anything come In and get it. We know
you dro all right." The farmer would
' r "Well, I believe I do need a pair
plow lines; it is rather trying to
.v. with grapevines." And so the
lit system would be In full swing
U) for Mr. Blank would only be
I tho thousands of fermera sp
in the same way. >
It suppose for argument that
ierchants would live up to such
l??lness would be reduced
_i. half, Nearly all the book
j would lose their Jobs. Hair >
irka would be discharged. Mr. <
t would be one of the salesmen
Is: job or-his territory would
(than doubled to take the
c-f . some other good man who
two' to seek othftr employment,
of-these men could get work as
Miters or builders, for these
in would be discharging men,
could not get work on the freight
, for the railroads would have
OB their crews part of the trme,
'Owing ;o ihu BcnfOjf*7 of traveling
losmon and other travelers some
Inger trains would be diacontln
. Those clerks, bookkeepers, sales
-c^en, masons, carpenters, etc, could
Ttio't oven get Jobs as section hands
'for tower trains and lighter ones
.wOUld mean less repair to tracks and
tpsuX bed and section men. would be
laid, off to still further increase army
of ihe unemployed.
could they do? ! am afraid
our friend, Mr. Kanouf and his friend h
would huvo to try taking up some of
tho unimproved landB thut are Buch
a 'sotirco ot unnoyanco to our worthy
cOromlBsioner of agriculture,- and the
proffreasivo boards of trade of our
eitles, aided and abetted .by the edit
ors";, of our 'metropolitan dallies who
' aro: clamoring for Belgian farmers to
ahdiv ut, natives how to farm. M?
thlnfco by the time our friend had
cleared a niece of land, grubbed, and
led It ; built a modest " settler
bought stock and Implements,'
L viand fertilisers, even it he did
\UE9 anything but ground Umo
? and-l?g?mes to put his land In
for cotton and com, that he
wont not 10 . r IB cents fur his
. but 20 or 25 cents, and he
\4ould tell his many advisers to mind
their own. business, be would sell
when he had a profit, or they could
take Jt from him by forces.
If thero were no credit production
would he so. reetlcted that in spite
of these accessions to the ranks ot
tho farmers every farm product would
be higher and the farmers who would
bp prepared to farm as we ought
"would be In clover." Wbut a grand
thing Jt would be for the farmers If
-merchants , would only take Mr.
e. While the swarms
o would 'bo thrown "out
problem of subduetng nature to
' I . ?o> live od and to
icll,' aomotlmca a moat
^and contrary Soil. Great!
use it.would at one stroke ot the
f.??uc?pato ua from the burdens
rtlng so many people wno
. b^r Mpbs^essllk? methods,
would bo great for us after
we now Support becamo
titovE,' because with over
gea-ACut m-Ve than . half,
romained In the mercantile
*AuW, be able to give us a
worth of goods for a dollar,
V fftty., cents worth of goods
cejoibji worth of service, as is
fc. cabe no*. In the declaration of
of the' Farmers' Union Is "To
^the credit, and mortgage sya
jMn W>y Kanout .the
fljggt-ri&ss GalrtfrYfferl Corrugated
Sticks iff easts naeeaaaie extra,
I right hand of fellowship as tho hoBt
abolitionist of my acquaintance.
But let any crazy reformer Intro
duce a bill to make It a misdemeanor
'for uny merchant or salesman to ?eil
uny article from nowsyuper subscrip
tions tv> tructlon plows on credit und
our friends and advisors would bead
'the lobby to protest against any sum
restrictive law. "It would ruin busi
ness." "It Is un Infringement on per
sonal liberty, the right to do business
according to the dictates of each
man's conscience, etc." Ami tho bill
und its author would be snowed un
der by the protests of the merchants
whom it is Intended to protect from
that most undesirable citizen, the de
linquent subscriber and the funner
wir.) will not sell his cotton ut any
old price to pay his debts.
That the credit system has been
profitable to the merchants is evi
denced by the number of men in the
mercantile business und the number
who have bought Inridti. 1 venture the
assertion that for every farmer who
has bought land since 1865 two men
In the trnde or professions have
bought land. Mclvcr Williamson in n
series of articles in 1912 in the
Southern Cultivator brought out this
invasion of the farms by merchants;
doctors, lawyers, Btublemcn and rail
road men as responsible for the bump
er crop of cotton in 1,1)11. lie protest
ed then against this invasion of the
farm as soon us the farmers hud put
farming on a profitable basis. This ur
tlcle is my feeble protest against tho
beneficiaries of u system that has en
riched the traders and impoverished
tV producers undertaking to dictate
I the producers shall market their
While. i was writing, the above' i
was culled to the phone and offered
some goods payable next October.
Once long ago a clothing clerk said
"Let me sell you something on ac
count" i asked why? HIb reply was
"BecauBo when you open an account
you will buy something every time
you come to town." Three or four
times In my life i have been refused
credit for something that i needed
very much, but it was good /or me,
and like many another can say "If
i had never bought anything except
what i could pay either in cash or
barter, i would be worth much more."
If Mr. Konouf. wants to reform tho
merchants' way of doing business, i
wish him well, for it would help us
farmers to reform ourselves.
B. W. DEBUS,
President S. C. Farmers' Union.
i do not think I can better further
the ends sought by' the Mulllns local I
Farmers' Union than to qlve out the j
letter below from Mr. S. A. McMil
lan touching the need of a better sys
tem of grading and marketing tobac
co. i trust that the friends of reform
at KingBtree, Lake City, Nemlogway,
Manning, fiumter, Timmonsvllle, Flor
ence, Darlington, Olanta and other
points will communicate with Mr. Mc
Millan at Mulllns and send such p?ti
tion? as they get signed both to htm
and to the chairman of their county
delegations in the legislature. The
petition which 1 am asked to circulate
calls for a law to require all tobacco
except scrap to be graded before of
fered on warehouse floor, and to fix
sale of warehouse char*7-*? snm? ss
In North Carolina.
10. W. DABBS;
.President S. C. Farmers' Union.
"Mulllns, S. C, Dec. 26, 1014.
Mr. E. W. Dabbs, May?svllle, S. C.
"Dear Sir. The enclosed clippings
will explain what our Union Ib trying
to do. i am writing to you with tho
trope of enlisting your co-operation,
tor i realize that to affect the propos
ed cbango In marketing tobacco we
will have opposition. Though i am not
looking for'any great fight from any
resident warehouseman. They feel like
the time Is ripe for a change, wheth
er they will admit It or not. But the
majority of tho warehouses aro run
by men who have interest In other
markets and the change would Inter
fere with their plan. With our preoent
method of selling tobacco, no ware
houseman can possibly prevent con
siderable damage to good grades tot
tobacco, when offered for sale un
graded and untied at crowded sales
so common all over this state. If ours
Is tho best method. It Is very strange
that no one else has found it out We
are getting up a great many potltions
In Marlon county and in Horry and
Dillon. We would like for you to help
us get in touch with prominent farm
ers at Klngsree, Lake City, Florence,
Timmonsvllle and Darlipgton. Thank
ing you in advance for any sugges
tions, and i trust an article for the
press, i am, Yours sincerely,
n. a. mcmillan.
DEAD FOR MORE
THAN TWO YEARS
Negress Pardoned by Governor
Blease Died in County More
Than Two Years Ago.
(by AwKtated Prem)
SPA KT AN B?RO, S. C, JsU. 6.?
When the county authorities received
official notice today from tho govern
or's office that a full pardon had been
granted by Governor Blease to Anna
Drummond, a negross convicted of the
murder of her husband in this county
three years ago, it developed that the
woman had been dead for more than
two years. While a prisoner In tho
county jallsoon after her conviction
she died leaving an infant whole death
ind V-Crimped Hoofing in 0. 7,8 and I
?mes g. McKinley died en
route from ander
son to McCORNHCK
Is Given as the Cause of Death.
Survived by Widow?Lived
in This City.
(From Thursday's Daily.) ;
Leaving Anderson yesterday after
noon at 12:15 o'clock at Iiis post of
duty at tho throttle of local freight
No. 24 of the Charleston & Western
t'urolinu lluilroad, Engineer James (j.
McKinley was stricken with illness
before reaching his destination and
died last night at 7 o'clock at Mount
Carmel. Acute indigentton is thought
to have been the cuuho of death.
News of the engineer's deulh was
telegraphed to ofilclals of the C. & W.
('. railroad immediately, and last
night they went to the dead man's
home, 413 West Market street, and
broke the heart rending news to his
widow, who. ulone. sat hiding the
hour when tho sound of the locomo
tive whistle would herald the return
of her husband and lover.
Wit?. McKinley left Anderson yester
day afternoon at 12: ID o'clock as en
gineer of local freight No. 24. opcrat-1
Ing between this city and McCormick.
Somewhere this side of Mount Carmel
he was taken violently ill with acute
indigestion. At Mount Carmel he was
taken from his, engine and carried to 1
a nearby home, where he was given
medical attention. In oplte of what
could be done for him, he expired last
night at 7 o'clock.
While ho had been in the employ
of the C. & W. C. railway a number
of years, Mr. McKinley had been on
the Anderson brunch only six months.
Ho was considered one of the most
valuable men on this division nnd his
death will prove a distinct loss to
the 'railroad and to the community.
It had not been determined last
night when the funeral services will
be held. As Mr. McKlaley's old home
was in Augusta, it was thought that
tho remains would be carried thero
for interment, lie and Mrs. McKinley
made their home on W. Market street
!n si cottage just In front of the West
Market street school. During their
comparatively brief residence in the
city both made many warm friends,
who will be grieved to learn of . Mr.
McK I nicy's death and who will sym
pathise deeply with the widow in her
o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o n o o
o Rr.'Ft'tiF l i ri.nS o j
Rev. T. M. Land filled his regular
appointment nt this place. He had a
verv good attendance and delivered n
fine sermon. The preaching day has
boon changed from tho fourth" Sun
day to tho first Sunday In evory
month. We think this a wise Idea, for
now every one can attend service at
all tho ?huroh.es In this community,
services being here on the first Sun
day. Sharon on the second Sunday,
and Corinth on the fourth Sunday
morning and Corinth on the fourth
Sunday afternoon. .
Mr. Mllledge Swords from Elborton,
Oa., has been visiting relatives in
this community for the past two
weeks. He returned to his home last
Friday, Jan. 1, on tho No. 11 train.
He boarded tho train at Central.
Mr. and Mrs. Luther Kay and fam
ily spent several days during the
Christmas holidays with relatives in
Mr. and Mrs. T. F. Evatt visited the
latters parents, Mr and Mrs. Frank
Mays, one night last week.
Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Kay spent
lust Monday at tho homo of Mr. Lu
Mr. and Mrs. P. C. Otllesplo and Mr.
and Mrs. D. C. Evatt and little son.
D. C, Jr.,. spent Monday with Mr.
and Mrs. T. F. Evatt
Mr. Frank Glllesplo of Greenville,
is visiting his mother, Mrs. Margaret
QlllcBpie, of near Pendleton.
Messrs. Fred Phillips, Austin Kelley
and Major Glllespie spent a few days
last week in Pondletou.
Mr. and Mrs. L. 0. Evatt spent last
Monday at ths home of Mr. and Mrs.
W. H. Lendermann.
Mr. and Mrs. A. If. Crenshaw and
children of Pendleton spent New
Year's day with Mr. and Mrs. J. C.
Mr. Calhoun Stephens of Six Miles
was visiting relatives in this section
one day last week.
The young people (and. older ones
too) of this community- enjoyed a
pound supper at the home of Mr. S. L.
Hicks last Saturday: night
Mr. Bub Hicks and brother, Master
Lawrence, of Six and Twenty section
spent the eek-end Ith their grand
father, Mr. a L. Hicks. \
Mr. and Mrs. William Kelley of
the Bishop's Branch section spent
Monday at the homo of Mr. and Mrs.
a P. Phillips.
Formulate Plans For Action.
CLEVELAND, O., Jan. . 5.?After
deciding that at least some mines la
the eastern Ohio coal fields, where a
strike of 1S,000 miners has been on
since April, should be operated??Ith.
er by striking minors or non-union
men?coal operators at a meeting
here today named-a committee to for
mulate plana for action.
With New York Nationals.
NEW YORK. Jan..6.? Hans Lobert
today utirnMi * three-year contract
with" the Now York Nationals. Lobert
former Philadelphia third baseman,
caate to the Giants In a trade yester
day for Stack, Dom a reo, Adam- and a
IVA NOTES o
oooooocooo o o oooo!
Prof. Cliff D. Coieniun. principal of
the Iva high school, and his asslst
ints. Miss Sudlo Wright, and Misses
Maggie Thompson. Nellie Wyatt.
Nancy Pearson, Kate Kaiupey and
Corrll Howell, have returned from
their respective homes where they
spent the holidays and opened school
today with bright prospects for the
New Year. |
Messrs. Carl and David Smith have I
been visiting relatives in Hodges.
Miss Greeta Hall, who has I ?on
spending the holidays hen.' with her
parents, Mr. and Mrs. M. A. Hall, left
Sunday to take charge of her school
Messrs. Held Jackson and James
Dunsenberry of Anderson spent Sun
day here with relatives.
Mr. l'reston Adams of Latimer was
visiting here a few hours Sunday
Messrs. Claude Masters of the
Mountain ('reek section and Bill
Bailey of Anderson were visitors here
Mr. S. C. Jackson of Stevevlllc w>\s
In town a short while Sunday.
Miss Pearl Beaty left Saturday for
Lancaster to resume her work there
in the graded schools.
Masters Ralph and Joe I-and of
Starr have returned home from a visit
here to their uncle, Mr. S. K. Lever
Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Gray of Starr
were in town for a few hours Friday.
Miss Julia Kennedy, who has been
the guest this week of Miss Vera
Spoon, left Saturday for her home in
Due West. \
Misses Audrey, Imogene and Rosa
Lee Sniper left Saturday for their
home hi I'elzcr, after spending the
week here with their sister, Mra."W.
Miss Minnie Galley, who is teach
ing near Honea Path left Saturday
to take charge of her school.
Miss Jennie Wideman of Troy spent
the week-end with her cousin, Mrs.
W. Frank McGee.
Miss Otis and Grler Brown left to
day for their home in Due West after
spending the holidays here wit'., their
grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. S. T. Mc
Miss Gertrude Weldon, who teaches
the Moffctt8villc school, has returned ;
froir i two week's visit to relatives
in Newman, Ga.
Mrs. M. Watson of Mt. Carmel has
been visiting her son, Dr. J. E. Wat
con, for a short while.
Mr. and Mrs. W. P. Cook were shop
ping in Anderson Monday.
On last Friday evening Miss . Lola
Finley entertained a number of the
young people at the boro? of her par
ents, Mr. and Mrs. S. if. Finley.' At.
a late hour tbe young people depart
ed for their homes after spending a
most enjoyable evening.
Mrs. Minnie Brown who has-been
visiting relatives' here for the past
week left today for her home in Due
West. . .
Another pleasant event of the week
was a card party given by Miss Geor
gia Beii Baskin ut her home on last
Saturday evening. There was an en
The following young ladles left to
day for Winthrop College after spend
ing the holidays here with their par
ents: Misses Claia Cook Mamie Sea
bright and Mabel Hold.
Mrs. Jamea F. Simpson and family
who have been spent.' Ing tho past
week with her parents Mr. and Mrs.
R. S. Sherard, left today for her home
Mr. John Kennedy of McCormick
spent the week-end with his sister,
Mrs. W. Frank McG?e.
Mr. David Kennedy of Tray has re
turned home from a short vibII, to rel
Miss Sarah Gilleland left Monday
for Anderson where sho goes back to
enter Anderson College.
Mesura. Ban Allen and James Dus
enberry, two popular traveling men of
[Anderson, were In town Monday on
Miss Lulu Finley h*".8 returned to
Greenville to enter-th-i Sacred Heart
Academy after spend! j g the holidays
here with her parents.
Rev. S.' J. Hood Jolt Monday for a
short stay with relatives in Gastonla,
Miss Hdlen Lever et t? entertained
a number of her little playmates on
last-Friday evening at the home of
her parents, Mr. and -Mrs. 9. E. Lever
Mr. and Mrs. Rosamond Scabrlght
left Monday for their home in Ander
son after a stay of two weeks here
Attitude Awaited With Interest.
ALBANY, N. Y., Jan. 6.?There arc
only three Progressives in the New
York legislature, which convened
here today, but in view of the course
taken by Illinois'Progressives last
night .In joining the Republicans the
attitude of the New York men was
awaited .with great Interest.
Change In Location
I am now located over W.
A. Power's grocery store at
212 1-2 S. Main Street. I
thank my friends for their
pdst patronage and ask con
tinuance of same. "
I make plates at $6.50
X make gold crowns ?4*4,00
S?ver fillings, 80c and op. *
Gold fillings $?.00 and up
Painless Extracting 40)c
I make a specialty of
treating Pyorrhea, Atveo
laris of the gums and all
Crown and bridge work and
regulating mal formed teeth.
All work guaranteed first
S. G. B R U C E
DETAILS OF CANNING
AND TQMATQ CLUB WORK
miss g arlington will be
here January' is to
Will Start to the Schools on the
18th.?In City on Saturdays
.Miss Janye Con way Gurlington,
who was recently uppointed supervi
sor of canning and tomato club work
for Anderson county, will take up
her duties here Junuary IB.
Miss Gurlington has been in this
work for the past year She tauguc
3chool for five years prior to that.
She is a graduate of Columbia Col
lege und of Chicago University in do
mestic science. \
The saving of waste fruits and
preservation of vegetables for winter
use ure part of the home economy
which is taught in this canning club
work. Other objects of the work era
to encouruge rural families to provide
purer und beter food at a lower cost
and utilize the surplus of the orchard
and garden; to provide some means
by which the cauntry girl may earn
money at home and at the same time
get the education and viewpoint neces
sary for the ideal farm life; to open
the way for practical demonstration In
home economics; to furnish earnest
teachers a plun for widening their pu
pils and helping their communities.
The business men of the towns, the
clubs and rural associatons of the
county schools and the pupils are ex
pected to give their hearty coopera
tion in the work which MIbs Garllng
ton is to undertake. It is not her ob
ject to,get a few girls into the busi
ness of* canning fruits and vegetables
for the market, but to get many girls
and many families to growing good
home gardens und supplying the home
needs for winter with canned fruits
Girls between the ages of 12 and
18 years can compete for the prizes,
but MIbs Qarlington will be glad to
enroll every woman and older girl in
the' neighborhood. Each girl plants
one-tenth of an acre, town girls plant
ing 25 plants.
Miss Garlington will start to the
BChools on Monday, January 18. On
Saturdays she will be In Anderson
and will be glad to give instructions
Lo say one on tomato culture,
SELLS AT $1.36 1-41
Highest January Prices in More|
Than 40 Years?Flotsr Ad
vances 55c a Barrel.
CHICAGO, Jan. 6.?Cash wheat sold |
here today for $1.36 1-4 a bushel, the
highest January price in more than I
10 years. In consequence, top grades
of flour were advanced 55 cents a |
barrel and quoted at $7.15. The ab
normal European demand for bread
stuffs was held responsible for the
Second quality flour that sold fori
$5.60 last week was quoted at $6.30
a barrel today. Flour that command- !
sd today $7.15-sold in August for
15.30. , . r
Waves of buying on 'change carried
the chief speculative wheat option.
May delivery, up to $1.37 5-8ffp3-4, aj
leap of more than 10 cents in a week
und three cents or more above last
night. Many brokers declared the
May .option would go far beyond the
11.85 record established In 1898 at tho
lime of the LCltei- deal. Several pre
ilcted |2 wheat.
? MIDWAY NEWS
0 . ' " V ~ ' v ' . ; '
0 0 o o o o o o o ooooooooo?
We sure have been having aomo bad
weather,during the Christmas holi
Mrs. F. Kowalski spent Sunday with
tier daughter, Mrs. J. C. King.
Miss Katherine Ortmann, of Ander
ion spent the week-end with Hilda
?nd Ada Kowalski.
Mrs. ?. H. Ortmann spent Wednos
lay night with .Mrs. Kowalski. ,
Mr. Paul and Ernest Drown of Iva
mont several days with their sister,
Mrs. T. M. Vandiver.
Mr. and Mrs. F. P. Kowalski of
Sreen Pond spent Tuesday night at
the home of their father and mother,
Mr. and Mrs. F. Kowalski.
Mrs. c. ?l E. Ortmann and daugh
ters, Katherine and Ada Kowalski took
Unn?r Thursday at the aenne of Mr.
md Mrs. Anton Rhody. j
Mr. Vorn on Kay spent Sunday with
Mr Paul and Carl Kowalski. . ;
Mr. Paul and Ernest Brown called
it the home of Mr. Kowalski Wednos
Isy night and. they made some fine
music on the violin and organ.
Mrs. J. S. Kay and children attend
ed services nt Whltefleld Sunday.
There waa a pound supper at the'
Itome of Mr. and Mro. S. M, May field
1 We wish the editor a happy new
Adele Botini Here Soon.
Adele Rotini, who is to appear hero
jory shortly in David SbarrV new
musical-drama *The Singer", is of
Italian birth, as her nacre implies,'
Sut speaks English as fluently as she
loss her native tonguo. An accent that
Is Just barely-discernible only lends
m arm to her conversation and stage
tvork. Miss Rotlnl possesses a so
prano voice of seemln?ly unlimited
range and ?rare quality of toae. ; Her
Magnetism have endeared her to all
who have xeen her work,
iharmlng personality and irresistible
Make a small deposit each week
in this Financial Stronghold, and
by adding a little each week to
your Bank Account you'll be sur
prised at the rapidity with which
' you can accumulate a snug sum?
"Big Oaks from little Acorns
Grow." The same applies to our
WHEN REVERSES COME
Your worry wilk be reduced to a
minimum if you are in a position
to meet all obligations with a
The Peoples Bank
LEE G. HOLLEMAN, President
D. O. BROWNE, Cashier E. P. VANDIVER, Vice-Pires.
Bleckley Building, Anderson, S. C.
Episode in Negro Settlement Reveals
a Pathetic Picture of Human Misery
This is a simple, homely story of.
abject poverty. The qualifications?
"simple" and "homely"?are hardly
necessary, for any story of abject
poverty could scarcely be without
theBe characteristics. But it Is a
story of poverty, which in this case
had reached that stage where the
gaunt shadow of starvation had be
gun to steal acrosB the threshold of
the miserable. And, furthermore, it
Is a story of temptation and fall?
where a mortal was tempted to com
mit that which she knew was wrong
and did it.
The characters in this pathetic lit
tle story are an ignorant old negress,
her five little half-naked, hungry chil
dren, two collards and two police
men. Tt all happened MOnday night
down in a negro settlement on.Hor
net street. The police were summon
ed to come there and arrest one who
had committed, a theft. Privates Brls
coll and Whitten responded to the.
They investigated the. charges,
which were preferred against this old
negress by her neighbor, also a ne
gro woman. The latter charged that
and forcibly took the only morsel of
food between it and starvation.
The police made an Investigation of
tho accused woman's house, and there
in a little sack, hidden away in the
dark corner of a filthy closet, they
found the two collards that had
grown in tho neighboring negro's
garden. The accused then admitted
that she sneaked into the garden un
der cover of darkness and stolen the
green, growing things. And she ad
mitted that she stole them because
she was hungry, because her five
small children were crying for some
thing to eat, and because she did not
have food to give them. And the
only way .she bow of getting it. was
to steal two collards from her neigh
bor's garden. . ' . ?
' The police were in a quandary As
to what to do about the matter. To
have taken the woman to the city
jail *aud brought her before the re
corder would have meant her convic
tion and a term in the workhouse.
While this would have been well. for
the woman, for she would have been
fed the while, it was bad for the five
tiny brats left In the house, for they
the former had gone into her garden. would have had to live like rats after
after night and stolen two collards.
The owner of the garden crept about
on the damp ground of her little
patch In the dark and felt the grow
ing collards. She came to the spot
where two were missing. It was as
though she had had each.one count
ed. When she discovered two Of her
plants mlBBlng sho raised a . howl,
much after the fashion a starving an
imal of the deserts would raise a
cry to high heaven when another
beast of more strength came along j in their misery.
Blindfolded Justice was placed In
the background for the time being,
and the matter settled on the spot on
the condition that the woman return
to her neighbor the two stolen col
lards. The two, green plants were
returned to the rightful owner. The
police wept their way. An ignorant
old woman and five small, hungry
children were left in the deepening
night, cold and hungry and shivering
. THENTONi N. J., Jan. 5.?Three men
tvoro electrocuted at tho State prison
tonight, marking the first triple exe
:ution since the electric chair was In
stalled in New Jersey. Th? throe were
negroes and paid the death pnalty for
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LONDON. Jan. 5.?A list of nine
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cargoes or part of them hr e been de
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