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MILLS ARE HARD HIT.
Mill Men Are All Auxiously Hoping.
for Better Times-Machinery
The depression in the cotton manu
facturing business, which has been.
felt so keenly for the past year, con
tinues and local mill men say they
do not see much prospect of a change
for the better in the immediate fu
All the mills in this section closed
down for two weeks during the sum
mer, in a general agreement to cur-.
tail the output of goods. Most of the
mills have been running regularly
ever since, but as a matter if fact few
if any of the mills have had all of
their machinery running at one time
in months. Other mills have run all
their machinery for four or five days
in the week, and stood idle for the rest
.bf the time. Nearly every mill in this
section that is running on apparently:
-full time has part of its machinery
The curtailment in this manner has
been from ten to thirty per cent., and
there is no prospect of a change in
The mill men all say the price of
goods is lower than is warranted by
the price of cotton. They have been
unable to find a market for goods at
a profit based on the price of raw cot
ton. The mills manufacturing the
heavier grades of goods, both cloth and
yarns, have been the ones to be hard
The Gluck mills, which manufac
tures a fine grade of cloth from long.
staple cotton, has been able to show
some profit, but few if any of the
mills running on short staple cotton
have been able to make a profit in
months. Some, it is frankly admitted.
have lost money. This condition is
general. It is not confined to pny par
ticular mill in any particular locality.
Mill men say that the average mill
could break even if cotton were sell
ing at 12 cents a pound and the price
of goods should go no lower. But cot
ton has been selling for more than 13
cents per pound for months, and there
seems no prospect for lower cotton
any time soon. The present crop, it is
agreed now, will not be a large one.
The only thing the mill men hope for
is arise in the price of goads, and this,
they think, will come sooner or later,
though it does appear, to be a long
time coming. But the continued cur
tailment of the output will gradually
rduce the surplus stock of goods, the
rel men believe, and this will make
for better prices.
Some of the mills have been running
without a profit for a year or more,
and of course the stockholders and of
ficers are getting tired of this sort of
athing. It would have been better, from
a purely money standpoint, if some of
the mills had shut down six months
ago, but they have been kept running
on part time in the hope that condi
tions would change. The officers fig
ured that it would cost about as much
to close down indefinitely as to keep
running, for when the mill would shut
Udown the operatives would leave and
the organization would be lost, and it
would be very expensive and trouble
some to collect a new force of opera
tives again if conditions should get
better. It was this consideration alone
tnat has kept so many of the mills r au
The local mill men all admit that
conditions are bad, but they think this
State of affairs can not continue for
long, and they are as optimistic as
could be expected under the circum
stances. At the same time they are
'watching the goods market with a
great deal of anxiety. They are watch
ing the goods market with more an
xiety than they are watching the co':
Several of the local mills have had
part of their machinery standing id ie
for some time, and this is true of
practically all the other mills in tne
South. The Riverside and Toxaway
mills ran full time for only part of
Slast week. The Toxaway mills start
ed up at noon today, after standing idle
for several days, and will run for part
or perhaps all the week. The Ri-er
, side mills, it was stated today, w-uld
start up again in a few days. The mills
will have to run, in order to fill con
tracts that have been made. and in
*order to give the operatives as much
employment as possible. About the
-same condition prevails at many other
mills. All of them are havir.g rough
sailing, but all the mill men are hop
ing for better times.
While M1ary was en.joying her first
experience in the surf at the seashore
we prudently remained near the
beach. Some boys were hilariously
.sporting in the whitecapped breakers,
'which, expending their fury, gradually
"Auntie," cried MIary, "I can't stand
this any longer unless you make those
boys quit splashing the waves this
WRITES OF CLOSE CALL.
Mayor (aynor Gives His Impressions
of Galla.er's Attack-Almost
Choked by Blood.
New York. Sept. 19.-Mayor William
J. Gaynor, in a letter to his sister, Miss
Mary Gaynor, of Utica, N. Y., which is
printed this afternoon in the Evening
Post, tells in an interesting mai-ner
-)f his impression at the time he -vas
shot on the steamship Kaiser Wiihelu
Der Groose. The mayor says that he
has not read a line of what has been
published of the shooting nor does he
now remember the name of the man
who shot him. Going over the inci
dents of the shooting, Mayor Gaynor,
after stating that Robert Adams:.n,
his secretary, pointed out that the ship
was dressed with flags for him, said:
"My next consciousness was of a ter
rible metallic roar in my head. Tt filled
my head which seemed as though it
would burst open. It swelled to the
highest pitch and then fell, and then
rose again, and so alternated until it
subsided into a continuous buzz. It
was sickening, but my stomach did not
give way. I was meanwhile entirely
"I do not think I fell, for when I
became conscious I was on my feet.
My sight gradually returned. I be
came conscious that I was cboking.
Blood was coming from my mouth and
I tried all I could to swallow it so
those around me would not see it. But
I found I could not swallow and then
knew my throat was hurt. It seem
ed as though it were dislocated I
struggled to breathe through my
mouth, but could not and thought I
was dying of strangulation. I kept
thinking all the time the best thing to
"I was not a bit afraid to die if that
was God's will for me. I said to my
self, 'Just as well now as a few years
Realized He Was Shot.
"In some way I happened to close
my mouth tight and found I breathed
perfectly through my nose. I then
believed I could keep from smother
ing but I kept choking and my mouta
kept opening to cast out the blood.
Though the thing had not entered my
head that morning I was not surprised
when I realized I was shot. I had had
a feeling for some weeks that I might
be assaulted on acccaint of the anony
mous threats I was getting by mail.''
Mayor Gaynor, in the letter scored
certain newspapers for the manner in
which they had criticised him, saying
that "tue time is at hand when these
journalistic scoundrels have got to
stop or get out, and I am ready now to
do my share to that end."
Robert Adamson, the mayor's see
retary, said tonight that the mayor's
condition continues to improve aud
that he plans to return to his desk
at the city hall on October 3.
CAPT. IL. A. RANSOM DEAD.
Prominent Man Stricken While En
Route to Richmond.
Greenwood, Sept. 19.-Capt. L. A.
Ransom, a prominent South Carolin
ian, noted for his work in aiding the
recovery of the State from the hand
of the marauders in 18'76, and now one
of the leading officials of the Southern
Cotton Oil company, with headquarters
in Atlanta, was taken from a Seaboard
train here this afternoon in an ex
tremely critical condition, from the
effects of cerebral hemorrhage. His
recovery at this time seems -very
Capt. Ransom, who is district man
e.ger of his company for the Atlanta
district, was en route to Richmond
with a number of other district man
agers to attend an important meeting
of the company. He had partaken of a
rather hearty noonday meal and was
conversing naturally and pleasantly
with his companions, when he sudden
ly fell forward unconscious, and has
remained unconscious ever since. He
was met here by Drs. G. P. Neel and
Turner and carried to the rooms of
Caut F. S. Evans. His wife and son,
Roland Ransome, who recently mar
ried a daughter of ex-Governor Hoke
Smith, of Georgia, have been notified
and are expected to arrive here at mid
Messrs. W. F. Wilhoit, manager of
the fertilizer department of the Atlan
ta office, and S. J. Cassells, district
manager, of Montgomery, Ala., are
with Capt. Ransom, Capt. Ransom
is a native of Edgefield. He was the
friend and comrade of Butler, Gary
and others in the work of redeeming
the State. and the news of his illness
will be heard with profound regret
wherever he is known.
Died at 11.13.
Greenwood. Sept. 19.-Captain Ra::
som died here at 11.15 tonight before
the arrival of his wife and son from
Atlanta. The body will be sent to At
lanta for funeral and interment tomor
PIANOS and ORGANS
AT THE RIGHT PRICE AT LAST
TERMS TO SUIT ALL
AM now with the Malone Music
House of Columbia and am pre
pared to furnish you with an in
strument to suit your taste. My
line consists of from the most
moderate price to the very best
Steinway Pianos. I will make it to
your interest to see me before pur
chasing an instrument. Will be pleased
to call to see any one that would like
to examine my line at any time.
O. V. HIGGINS
JOHN P. LONG
Takes great pleasure to announne to the
people of Silver Street and vicinity that
he is prepared as never before to serve
them with the most up-to-date stock of
WAGONS AND BUGGIES
BUYS COTTON AND COTTON SEED
COFFINS AND CASKETS
*A full line of Coffins and Caskets are
always kept on hand.
SILVER STREET, S. C.
SIT DOWVN ADFIGURE U
your friend's bill for repairs on the
SIhouse he built with poor lumber
Then decide that you will avoit
that expense by using first-clas
2 lumber in your building. Such
Itwill come here for your lumber
For everybody knows we sell noni
-~ but the best-the cheapest in thi
-~ ' end and as cheap as any at the start
NEWBERRY L.UMBER CO.
Dull Season Price
Every Artcile Priced Way Down to Stimulate thie
Trade. Take Advantage of Our Low Prices
Purchase Your Fall and Winter Goods Now
You WILL SAVE Money
The Short Cotton Crop will force prices Sky
ward. We force prices DOWNWARD.
*ALL OUR FALL AND 'WINTER GOODS
were bought before other merchants dreamed
of going North. We bought below present
market value and Nothing but the BEST In
Quality. The first choice to the early pur
chaser. This is YOUR opportunity.
Come! We need money to pay what we
owe. A cordial greeting to all.
0. Klet tner
In buying a cough medicine, dont Ifyutie sslgihadoto
be afraid to get Chamberlian's Cough tn.adyufe ul iiu,cn
i, and relieh is sure to foll ng er lansSomcromLvrTblt o
cially recommended for coughs, coldsnihbeoertigadyuwllfe
and whooping cough. Sold by W. E alight ef ethe morning. Sold by W
Peihna &Son.E. Peiham & Son.
Boys and Young Men
Who Are Ambitious
To do their share of the work in the world
will find the sturdy habits which they form
in conserving their income, and the valuable
acquaintances they make while growing a
BANK ACCOUNT, will prove a material
help in placing them in positions of influence
and responsibili- y later in life.
We are glad to accept and care for the ac
counts of boys and young men of this com
munity and to assist them in building up
for their future work.
4 0o Interest Paid on Savings Account
The Bank That Always Treats You Right
Round Trip Excursion' Rates
Newberry, S. C.
Chattanooga, Tenn., and Return - - $13.40
Account National League of Postmasters, Oct. 12-14,
- 1910. Tickets on sale Oct. roth and r th and for trains
scheduled to arrive Chattanooga before noon Oct. 12th,
with final limit returning to reach original starting point
on or before midnight, Oct. 17, 1910. Extensions.
Richmond, Va., and Return - - - $12.00
Account of the Grand Fountain of the United Order of
True Reformers, Sept. 13-2c, 1910. Tickets sold Sept. x1
and 12 and for trains scheduled to arrive Richmond be
fore noon 13th. Tickets limited to reach original start
ing point not later than midnight Sept. 22, 1910.
i:n , ., and Return - . - $17.30
- Account General Assembly of the Episcopal Church, Oct.
5-26, 1910. Tickets sold Oct. 3, 4, 5, 6 and 10o, 1910,
with limit to reach original starting point not later than
midnight Oct. 30, 1910
Knoxville, Tenn., and Return - - -a --
Account Appalachian Exposition Sep. 12,-Oct. 12, 1910.
Tickets sold daily Sep. 10 to Oct. 12 inclusive, with final
limit returning ten days from, ,but nct including, date of
sale. See agents for further particulars.
Baltimore, Md-, and Return . - a $16.95
Account Biennial Movable Conference of the Grand Order
of Odd Fellows (Colored) Sep 12-17, 1910. Tickets on
sale Sep. 9 and 10, 1910, only good returning to reachj
original starting point not later than midnight Sep. 21,191TO.
Atlanta, Ga., and Return - .. a $6.00
Account Sovereign Grand Lodge of I. 0.0O. F. Sep. 19-24,
1910- Tickets on sale Sep. 16, 17, 18, 1910, with fimal
limit returning to reach original starting point not later
than Se.p. 28, 19Io.
St. Louis, Mo., and Return -' - a $32.00
Account Grand Aerie, Fraternal Order of Eagles, Aug.
21-28, 191o. Tickets sold Aug. 18-21 inclusive, with
final limit to reach original starting point not later than
midnight Sep. 1st, 1910.
INashville, Tenn , and Return - - a $13.65
Account Brotherhood of St. Andrew of the United States
-and Canada, Sep. 26--Oct. 2, 1910. Tickets sold Sep. 24
and 25, and for trains scheduled to reach Nashville, Tenn.,
before noon Sep. 26, 191o, with final limit returning to
reach original starting point not later than midnight Oct.
5, 1910. Extensions.
Atlanticity, N. 3., and Return - - $22.45
Account National Encampment G. A. R., Sep. 19-24,
1910. Tickets sold Sep. 15 to 19 inclusive, with final
limit returning to reach original starting point not later
than Sep. 20, 191.0. Extensions.
Cincinnati, 0., and Return - a $
Account Ohio Valley Exposition, Aug. 29-Sep. 24, 1910.
Tickets on sale daily Aug. 28 to Sep. 24, 1910, with final
limit returning ten days from, but not including, date of
sale. See agents for particulars.
Unexcelled Train Service.*
Pullman Sleeping Cars, Dining Cars, and Electrically
Lighted Day Coaches on all through trains.
For detailed information call on Southern Railway Ticket
JNO. L. MEEK, A. G. P. A., ALEX. H. ACKER, T. P. A.
Atlanta, Ga. Augusta, Ga.