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CONDITIONS IMPROVING. |
President Finloy of the Southern
Railway Says Business is
Washington, Oct. 29.?'President
Finloy, of the Southern Railway
company, who has just returned to
Washington from an inspection trip
of two weeks over the lines of the
system, fouml evidences of improvement
in business conditions and of a
general disposition on the part of
hus ness men throughout the South to
tak" a hopeful view of the future.
'Speaking of the information lie had
gathered on his trip, Mr. Kinley said: I
''Prices for pig iron are firmer.
Southern furnaces, as a rule, have
%<>ld their product up to the end of
' lie year, and the increasing number
of iui|uirics for iron warrant the ex-!
'pedalinn that orders will soon he
placed for business during the com- J
"Lumber is more active than for
some months past. Especially is this
i rue of the grades shipped ^n box
. ars. The present demand will be
augmented by increased requirements
from railways, principally for car repair-'.
some of tile railways are
*"oii I ract i ng with car companies tor
-nine .if their heavier repair work.
"One of the most encouraging
-.iv'us of reviving imliisirial activity
is the increasing movement of steam
coal to industrial centers. Tlie nnusually
warm weal her of the present
fall i- re I a rd i ii'-! 111 <' inovemenl of dome-1
ic e )ij|.
''The cotton crop is early, and the
fibre is moving lo market in larger
volume I i i a 11 al this time last year,
although, as a result of the stagnation
which has prevailed in Ihe cotton
goods market, prices are lower than
a year ago. The demand for cot Ion
.seed proditcis is good and I bey are
''The domestic market for cotton
goods shows indications of gradual
improvement, lluing to the accumulations
of la rue slocks and to other
I'lin-es alVecting that market, there ;s
it present little demand for cotton
_>oods in iiorl hern I 'liina. Aside I rum
In-, the export demand is fairly
4001I, and those mills intere-|e<l in
i lie tiortli of t'hiua trade are looting
lot ward hopefully to a renewal ot
I - ! < thai 111.1 rke'.
< i i';i i 11 t r.i t lie into I lie South e?',>( !
i.1!I\ corn i I f h!. I ii- is dm
11 p 1 rl. I o ;'i.- r? la 1 i \? 1 v high ; t ei
of eoin and the low price ot' cotton
and in part to the fact 111 at al ihiseason
of the year Ihe South is con
smiling its own grain.
''Merchandise slocks which Inn
been permitted lo tun low during tin
business depression are being re
plenisheil eoi'scrva I i vel v. IJelai
irade in the cities is good. Im| a- ;
result of the low price of cotton am
of a disposition on the part of retail
,>r- in buy cautiously for the preseul
.jobbing trade is still somewhat r?
"'While some lines of busine?
have not ye| .shown as much improvt
nient as might be wished, I heliev
thai condilions generally ire decidei
ly littler than :;l any 'lime since tli
beginning of lite business dcprcssio
a year ago, and thai we have reaso
hi look forward to a gradual reliu
>0 a higher level of prosperity."
In the best of health, after sever
"months' tour of Kngland and Kuro|
accompanied by Mrs. Tillman and 11
itabcock. Senator Tillman is a visili
to the city enjoying the reception a
corded him by friends on every sid
Always interesting, both in nvaniv
and conversation, ihe senior sen;iti
is considered a valuable "find" 1
newspaper men the countrly ovt
and when he visits the capital city
this State, lie is sought after with 1
tf-rti'le pleasure and anticipations
something worth printing. Senat
rillman was "at home" yesterd
ifternoon to two local uewspap
men at the residence of his friei
Dr. Itabcock, at Ihe State llospil
for the Insane.
In the parlor, with its furnishin
of antique design, the senator seal
himselt in the inviting depths of
"massive couch and related many in
* .lents of his tour abroad. lie d
1 Hissed neither ihe politics or polie
' Vf: Votvign go\Vrlilnenls. which slit
' >! V) he kept inviolate his decisi
made prior to his departure that
would let severely alone a'l matt
of national or international momo
Mini devote his lime 10 recuperat
\uul taking advantage of fore
'sights and scenes, lie traveled
'any other citizen, laying aside
senatorial toga, and spent the tumi
in enjoying whatever came his wa
"Yes, my health v as prelly I
after thai strenuous period of c
gressional activities." lie said,
1 my nerves wore almost u wrc
Crossed wires, one might say. But
thanks to the care of Mrs. Tillman j
and Dr. Habeojk, I am myself again.
*'1 never noticed any intoxicated
citizens while abroad, even in those
countries where beer and wines are ]
the national beverages. The people
.. ;cm to drink in a rational sort of
ay and over indulgence seems to bo
[ This was about as near as the sen|
ator would commit himself to a disj
cussion of prohibition, though he did
venture an opinion that he believed
that if the sale of beer in a State
wcrjfr given over to one largo broweiy
under a high license, it might prove
nil ideal method for a State to >e't'o
that feat me of the problem of the
of one of the alcoholic beverages.
Some one suggested national politic
but the only thing "doing" in
I lie political line was the distribution
of copies of an appeal for a full
vote on November .'1 in order that the
! FALL AND A ? ? m
| WINTER 0IIII
i Our Stoi
We have be
we are sellii
our goods ii
! j ing and 0\
in this stoi
of If you haven'1
"i wear, it will pa
ay others may of1
id. head and will
r'1 paying spot ca;
v est prices, ther
A Visit to <
ev? *"T 1 . ? "~*
Northern fanatics might not have 1
grounds upon which to base a fight
for a reduction of the Southern votes Dai
in the electoral college.
Senator Tillman has a number of
pictures of places and objects of interest
which he collected while abroad No1
and the newspaper men were about C
lo be given an opportunity to see a Mc
photograph of a celebrated public Br<
fountain which evidently impressed the
the senator, if one is to judge by the old
enthusiastic manner in which lie do- ihu
scribed it, when another visitor call- wit
ed to extend his felicitations upon cou
the restoration to health of the noted cro
South Carolinian and earlier visitors see
said good-bye. j j
- I as
, The smothering of Bryan in kisses am
is a vile machination oC the ncfics I is i
who dwell in *' I lie enemy's country." I am
POST CARDS 3 for 5c. I '
Mayes' Book Store. | ily
ne is the /
ATS and RAIN
Dught heavily in th
ng them too. We h
n accordance with
This coupled wit
Dod quality of our
'ercoats makes bi
: bought your Suit, Shoes,
iy you to ccme here reg
Per. We are determined
sell you goods for less. \
\ the best manufactories
sh, which enables us to g(
eby saving our customei
3ur Store is all We
= We Do the Rest.
5-YEAR-OLD GIRL MISSING.
igliter of Resident of Columbia
Suburb Disappeared Thursday
at the Fair.
ivs and Courier.
Columbia, October 31.?Thomas
Nail*, a respected citizen of New
>oklaiul, today sought the aid of
police in a search for his 15-yeard?lighter,
Frances, who went to
t State fair Thursday afternoon
h a party of girl friends and, boning
separated from them in tho
wd, disappeared and has not been
vl r. MeNair. describes his daughter
of stout build, fivc-feet in height
I weighing about 113 pounds. She
of fair complexion, with light hair
1 blue eyes.
Flic temptation to kiss Kern is ensresisted.
C_ FALL AND
fi W I N TE R
Ub 19 0 8
is line and
i the price
h the exfine
a onoa. - OWK**,
B*i.tcj>ai ?* ?
, Hat or Underardless
to stay at the
/Ve buy in large
in the country,
it the very lowrs
Ask of You.
Cleaned Currants, 1
Seeded Raisins, I
Citron, Extracts, jm
Cream of Tartar. 1
Fresh Vegetables, Celery and
Fruits received fresh every week.
Our line of Fancy Groceries is
For cake baking try a sack of
J. E. M. Flour.
We carry a full line of Groceries, f
and solicit your patronage. J
Fresh Norfolk Oysters received
every day. Sold by the quart or I
Served on Short Notice in any n
| Style. I
| Patronage of Ladies especially ^
All seasonable dishes at
THE NEWBERRY SAVINGS BANK.
Capital $50,000 Surplus $30,000
No Matter How Small, No Matter How Large,
The Newberry Savings Bank
vill give it careful attention, This message
applies to the men and the women alike,
MS. XcINTOSH. J. E. NORWOOD,
f resident, Ca? V*r.
??a??a??????????? in ?n ? ?? immnaalam?
COME TO THE
- Gharlestn Fall Festival.
AND VISIT THE
With her large Battleship ''TEXAS" and Torpedo
Fleet in Port.
DON'T FORGET THE DATE
Nov. 16-21, 1908
This is the Time of the year to Visit he
City by the Sea
WEDNESDAY, "SHRINERS BAY"
Military Parade; Fantastic and Trades Display;
Fire Department. Parade and Horse Reel Contest;
Automobile Floral Parade; Foot Ball
Game, Charleston vs. Savannah; Aquatic
'Carnival in Harbor; Street Carnival. *. :
_;Low Rates on Railroads.