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A MILL BOYS' OPPORTUNITY.
Clergyman Points Out the Way fol
Poor Youths Who Are Struggling
To Obtain an Education.
The Rev. D. English Camak, in
Southern Christian Advocate.
Perhaps after recent discussions
in the columns of The Advocate my
readers are surprised to see an arti
cle headed -A Mill Boy's Opportun
ities." We have been led to be
believe that he has none, and in most
cases we have succeeded in getting
3im to think so himself. This is not
.only gross injustice to the young
:man at the mill, in whose affairs he
is fast becoming a potent force for
-weal or woe.
Going as I did from a mortgaged
farm to college when cotton brought
1r,om three and a half to five cents
per pound, I know fron, bitter ex
-perience the struggles of a coumry
boy for an education. having seen
-enough of the average town boy to
know that he must spend the great
,er part of his earnings for board and
appearances, I can appreciate his dis
advantages. Having, studied and
associated with the mill boy I think
I am qualified to say something also
in regard to the educational chances
taking for granted, of course, that
they depend on his wealth-producing
The Farm Boy.
The farm boy returns from college
only a few weeks before the crop is
'"laid by," and at a time it would be
<dangerous for him to enttr fully into
7the farm work. The poor town boy
:gets home on vacation just after the
.other fellow has procured the soda
fount job that he was hoping to real
ize ten dollars per month at, pro
vided he had no board to pay. But
the mill boy may leave college any
day he pleases and find profitable
,employment in the mill the next. He
doesn't have to %vait until some fel
low goes off on vacation and lets
'bim "hold down" his job until he re
:turns. Nor is he put to the terrible
-ordeal of rambling all over the
-country, when he ought to be at
-home with his parents, trying to sell
'books, maps, pictures, patent egg
, 'beaters and other things (all praises
to those who have done such.) but
-straight into the mill he goes and
there is a job awvaiting him, a job
that will pay him more hard cash
in one vacation then the average boy
outside the mill wvill make in two.
The average wages of an energetic
-young man at the mill cannot fall be
low one dollar per day--twenty-six
<dollars per month. Board costs hiin
-ten dollars; other necessaries four.
~It is clear, then, that he can easily
save twelve dollars per month.
Twelve dollars per month for one
year is a hundred and forty-four dol
lars. If lie is ambitious he soon
Or loom-fixer, which seldom pays
?.ess than thirty-five dollars per
'month. His expenses remain the
same, and it is clear that he can save
-rises to the position of section boss,
twenty dollars per month. In the
course of another year there are two
hundred and forty dollars to be add
ed to the year's savings. Three hun
dred and eighty-fo'ur dollars repre
sents his savings for two years. dur
ing which time he has been studying
:at night and on Saturday afternoons
:as many do. and he is now~ prepared
to go to college.
Three hundred and eighty-four
-dollars will pay all expenses except
tuition, for two y'ears. The tuition
-s paid during the intervening vaca
tion. Another y-ear's work as loom
fixer and the earnings of two vaca
tions will put him through college
with a small debt of say seventy-five
dollars. which can be' paid in four
months after graduation. He is
now an educated man in more re
spects than one. It took him only
seven vears from the time he bcgan
to prepare himself, and he paid a
he went. Whereas the average fel
low for several years after gradua
tion struggles hard with debts that
are gradually growing bigger.
The bulk of the wealth of the mill
-community is produced by young
-men. Thus it is clear that they hold
the key to solution of what we per
sist in calling the "mill problem."
"Why is it?" you say, "that we have
so few mill boys in our colleges?"
A Car Load A
PRICES AND T
fruit hanging luscious, ripe and wast
ing over their heads. They do not
know how to grasp the opportunity.
Vill the church enable the young
men of the mills to turn their wealth
producing powers in upon them
selves as a re-ning force or will she
let this wonderful cataract of power
go unharnessed and unused?
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA,
COUNTY OF NEWBERRY.-IN
David H. Wheeler, Plaintiff
Richard K. Reeder. James J. Lane
and George S. Mower, Defendants.
By order of the court herein
[ will sell before the court house at
Newberry. South Carolina, on Sale
day in December, 1904 within the
egal hours of sale to the highest bid
der. all that tract or parcel of land
ying and being in the county and
tate aforesaid containing One Hun
red and One (1o1) acres, more or
less, and bounded by lands formerly
f Mrs. Nancy Speers, J. G. Senn,
Miss Mary Burton and Bush river,
ad known as the "Chupp Place."
Terms of sale: one third of the
>urchase money to be paid in cash,
the balance on credit of one and
wo years, with interest from date of
sale, the credit portion to be secured
y the bond of the purchaser and a
ortgage of the premises sold. Pur
haser to pay for papers.
H. H. Rikard,
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA,
COUNTY OF NEWBERRY.-IN
.\-i E":>aleh V.Tckr. Hcenry Mun
roe Wicker, John P. Wicker.,
Sarah E. Folk, Margaret
C. Harmon. Palintiffs,
Amelia M. Wicker, Defendant.
Bv; order of the court herein, I will
sell to the highest bidder, before the
Court House at Newberry. S. C., on
Salesday in December, 1904, within
the legal hours of sale, the following
described property, to wit:
All that tract, piece or parcel of
land containing seventy-three and
th ree-fourths acres, same consisting of
two parcels, one containing sixty,
nine and one-half acres, and bounded
by lands of J. A. Suber, J. P. Wicker,
Mrs. Margaret Higgins, WV. P. Coe
nd oithers: the other containing four
Ferry Road and by lands of Mrs.
Margaret Higgins. These two parcels
of land being connected by a road
which is to be used as a right of way
by the parties owning said two tracts.
Also that piece, parcel or planta
tin of land containing ninety-three
acres, more or less, and bounded by
the Ashford Ferry Road. lands of
John P. Wicker, lands of Robert
Lominick and lands of. Mrs. M. C.
can get a
Ly, S. C.
ing the lands devised to Thomas L.
Wicker by his father, Jacob Wicker,
by his last will and testament.
Terms of sale: One-third -of the
purchase money to be paid in cash
ind the balance in one and two years,
ith interest from day 'of sale at the
-ate of eight per cent. per annum, to
)e secured by a bond of the purchaser
ind a mortgage of the premises sold,
cave to the purchaser to anticipate
:he payment of the balance in whole
>r in part. Purchaser to pay for pa
H. H. RIKKRD,
Master's Office, Nov. 121904.
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA,
COUNTY OF NEWBERRY.-IN
rhe National Bank of Newberry,
South Carolina, Plaintiff,
. Lewit Duckett, Nancy Duckett and
Jno. T. Duncan, Defendants.
By order of the Court herein, I
ill sell to the highest bidder, before
he Court House, at Newberry, South
arolina, on Salesday in December,
904, within the legal hours of sale,
he following described property, to
All that tract of land of the estate
>f Lewis Duckett assigned me, 'situate
n the County of Newberry. State
iforesaid, containing One Hundred
mnd Fifteen Acres, more of less, and
ounded by lands of Dr. R. C. Car
isle, 3. C. Hargrove, Odell Duncan
and others: also all my right and in
erest in that tract of land of the es
tate of Lewis Duckett assigned to
Nancy Duckett, containing One Hun
dred and Forty-five Acres. more or
less, and bounded by lands of Odell
Duncan. Charity Herriott, Indian
Creek and lands of T. S. Duncan.
Terms of Sale: One-half of the
purchase money to be paid in cashi
and the balance in twelve months,
with interest from day of sale at the
rate of eight per cent. per annum, to
be secured by a bond of the purchas
er and a mortgage of the premises
sol'!. The purcheser to pay for pa
pers and recording same. Sold at risk
of former purchaser.
H. H. RIKARD,
Master's Office, Nov. 12, 1904.
Along the- international boundary
of the Canadian north-west, 20 years
ago. was an acreage of 250,000 under
crop yeilding 1.200,000 bushels of
wheat. Now the acreage is over
4,000,000, and the annual yield II.
ooo.ooo bushels while population,
acreage and output are augumenting
at a rate no other country can ap
Hon. Manuel Lucasirno Diaz.. secre
tary of public works for Cuba as well
a president of the Cuban Railway
Comission, has arrived in New Or
Or. Woolloy's e of morane,
PAINLESS F1 l Dm,
large book of par
ticulars on home or
AND ,%gment. Addr Dr.
AND mL ,
P.O0. 33ox %7,
Whiskey C tia t seor-.
Paid up Capital, - $25,000.00
Fire and Burglar Proof Safe
and Insurance. Interest al
lowed in Savings Department.
Promptness, Accuracy, Se
curity and Courtesy guaran
teed. Investigation invited.
We want your business.
M. A. CARLISLE, Pres.
H. C. MOLELEY, V. Pres.
W. W. WHEELER, Cashier.
W. P. PUGH W. A. MOSELEY
JACOB B. FELLERS R. L. LUTHER
GEO. W. BOWERS JOHN B. FELLERS
J. P. BOWERS GEO. JOHNSTONE
M. A. CARLISLE H. C. MOSELEY
Jos. H. HUNRER
We Have JuSt Re
ceived a Shipment of
Cream of Tartar and
You inust now begin t0 look for
ward to Cake Baking. and we are
prepared to supply your wants for
Fresh Oysters Every Day,
Celery, Pine Apples,
Grapes, Pears and
arriving every week.
Full line of Canned Goods,
Pickles, Olives and table condi
S. B. JONES.
Foundry and I
Anvils, A rdirons, Sash
Cotton ill| CasII
We repair Engin<
MAIL OBDERS RECEIVE 01
Will buy either of the below men
Twr goilds o. Good Rice.
One pound of Good Parched Coffee.
Two boxes of Potted Ham.
Three pounds of Best Flour.
Two dozen Fruit Jar Rubbers.
Two yards of 4-4 Bleaching.
Four pounds of A. H. Soda.
One box of Good Salmon.
i plug of Good Chewing Tobacco,
worth 15 cents.
Two packages of Fine Tea.
One box Pineapple.
Lots and lots of other things too
numerous to mention.
Come and See Us
Shingles! Shingles! Shingles!
200,000 Shingles just
received, FOR SALE
CHEAP, also Lumber
and Laths, Rough or
Houses Built on short
notice. SHOP WORK
such as Mantles, Doors
?nd Window Frames
a specialty. Repairing
>f all kinds.
Shop in front of jail.
Newberry, S. C.
Mullet! Mullet! Mullet!
nd all kinds of Fresh and Salt Water
Freshand Oysters. Iyou r dealing
['RR FIS CO., Charleston, S. C.
r COLUMBIA FISH AND ICE CO.,
bolumbia, S. C. We ship only fresh
~auht Fish, and our prices are as low
s thy can be sold at.an ecnicd
LAURENS, S, C,
Weights, Cane Mills,
iers, Grate Bars.
Made to Order.
gs A Specialty,
s, Boilers, Gins,
R PROMPT ATTENTION.