February 12, 1902
A considerable quantity of the cargo of the steamer Green, which recently sank in Bayou D’Arbonne, consisting of flour, meal, corn, salt, etc., was saved and placed on the river bank. Capt. Knight then went to Monroe to get a boat to carry it to Farmerville, leaving two negroes to watch the freight. During the Captain’s absence several parties from the neighborhood went to the wreck, deliberately drove the guards away and hauled off most of the rescued freight. This property belonged principally to the insurance companies; and the parties who stole it have committed a grave crime, as the laws are very severe for such offenses. Capt. Sweeney, representing the insurance companies, went to the scene of the wreck last week to secure the names of the robbers. He will turn them over to the United States marshal, and that officer is expected to do the rest. Before they get through with it, the pilferers will probably have been convinced that it were better to have bought the goods.