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MILLS MAY SHUT DOWN.
COffTtti* manufacturers SAY tmrt face serious sit? uation. Mo?i'm Hi to Secure Increase In Pro mmemmo* of Ooiton Goods Is General, Asm* 4m Heault of ttie High Price of thev? Onilom and Low price of Mawa razored Good*. in. Oct. t.?A gigantic move meat bom of unreal of long standing, la im i?f?vti?MS throughout the leading eottee, f xttle districts of the world, locking towards a general curtail? ment of production during the re mat saw*; month* of this year and In 1*A# The principal reasons advanc? ed far the movement are the gradual Inere***.* In the coat of raw material andj the feilere of the dry goods mar V ?U 1 ? rcopond la a way which would a?sere continued profit to manufac? turer B during the next It months. la Lancashire the yarn apinners hwe Ihmmi running their mills on sheet time for two months, and re c?*atlf> nn?r other English mill own e-? veied to shut down two days each uoek until November 8 ?a September It, the Arkwrlght Cub, of Boston, representing 14,000. ??H out of 17.t00.0000 spindles In * jW tOnglanl. aent out to all the cot h a tafUa ta thi* district, which is sec o >< in the nduatry to Lancashire, ft-rsw of an Agreement for signatures f. r a curtailment The Investigations ?' thu> executive committee of this el ib convinced It that no difficulty a aid fie exiierienced In socurlng the s astute* representing' seven million ST ladles. I The proposition calls' for the sus p W mi of work for 224 working h hi , between the date of the agr~*?- ' n ?nt and August 1. It 10^ to become e ectiv wh-n no leas than seven n -IIaen spindles have been signed up. Rupert* from different sections of ^ Item fchigtajid Indicate that the prop? osition of the Arkwrlght Club is meet tr.g with an encouraging response. ( 8 ch a curtailment, however, is not II ehj ta became effective In this State Ir the immediate future, as many of It j sei lb that will sign aa agreement III he unable to All present orders a thee' steady running until well Into Jj aeery The ttHode Island and Fall River a *ae<?cturer* are. as a rule, willing to outt*tt production, providing that tl 'if -???? not called upon to withhold g ode wtwu outside centres continue t IS\ *U full The curtailment movement U of g-*ai laUtoat ?a New Bedford and a* her a*V ea where the operatives hv e bee* refused a restoration of a 10 per cent cut in wage* nude In 1 0t. fi is suggested that If tho New P afore maaufscturere are in sym p vhg v*Uh the thirty-day closing n veeaMit. the effect of a str ke in ? a tb it cstv would be partially nullified. T%e curtailment has also been tak? er Uf> fey oh* Southern cotton mill m aara Yesterday the board of gov er-ers of the American Cotton Manu fi torer*' Association, at a meeting Ir CtjarloUe. N. C adopted resolu tl ^s sei ting forth their claim that the g* event disparity between the pT'ce ei ? nl ?ri and cotton goods pre civ dee rh?- potability of the succese fv *p<?t ilion of Southern mills. A co T?e?in v? appointed to formu? la 1 a curtailment agreement which e' t mat m th ' South would be urg *c to <w<n In certain cotton produc *n a" ' tolling centre-* the claim Is m 4e 1 h ? < the present curtailment an teammi is largely an attempt to flpl 1 dawn tb* price of the staple. The a/ ?Hatu oi the operatives' unions in ae rat 1 * On.: land citie* profess to ae? ie the cam|iaign an attempt to av d sii advance In wag m. but the of Hal* of the Arkwnght Club deny th tli wtgt question haa anything to ie with their nlating plans. he cul ws mtiU of New Rm<iand, tot tdang phra mill*, employ upwards of Stt.i** hands Pawirnquake Felt in Georgia, lattew Oa.. Oct. t ?Two distinct ea? h shock* were felt here about 6 o'r oek thi? morning, accompanied by a >ew?irw; <*outi4. House* were shak? en hretigti nit the town, but no dam? age 4a reperttfd. * ? r*mi- t*rofcwor Bead. I ue Wwi. via Donalds. Oct. It.? Pr f. ft Q Cfldweil of Krskine col? let Si ? ' fii?.-. aftecnooo at S o'clock. Tw 1 ssapfc* *g-i he w*a stricken with paraV^> Pad dace that time he had in In a critical rendition. When ?h ? . ? <<h setts enougn cot? ton te p*y ?t* debts it will be inde? pendent aed the surplus cotton ought to ho slated in bonded warehouses and kepi thaee until the price reaches II oomU pat pound.?Dillon Herald. CASTOR IA t? U&ftU uU Children. Th Kai Yon tUn Aiwap rm& AMERICAN INDIANS INCREASING Population of Rod Men, Contrary to General Notion, Is Steadily Increas? ing. Washington, O.ct. 10.?The popular idea that the American Indians are decreasing in number is dissipated by official figures showing that tvluy there are more than 300,000 red m.?n in the United States. The increase in population of about 40.000 during the last two decades is attributed to the government's con? stant effort to Hplltt the Indian co the level of contemporary civilisation. Three and one-third million dollars Is ! elng expended by the United States annually for the education of more than 80,000 Indian boys and girls. PROHIBITION HERE TO STAY. Ansel Warns the New Yorkers That Dry Time is Coming. New York, Oct. 10.?According to Gov. M. F. Ansel of South Carolina, the South will stand solidly for pro? hibition within the next five days. He expresssed an opinion to that effect today. The governor is in the city to attend the annual meeting of the Gktorgg Peabody Educational fund. 'T looks to me as If the South would be solidly prohibition within the next five years," declared the gov . raor. "Prohibition Is making tre doui strides all through the South, in my own State the places \ here a thirsty man can get a drink fas HBO" far between." ?ld then he proceeded to tell how prohil ition had gained a foothold In the M.'ite and spread prior to August last. I i teen additional counties went ?dry* g| the elections In-.that month," he continued, "and after November 15 pext it will be possible to get a drink in only six counties of the State and then, only through the medium of the county dispensary." Gov, Ansel discussed other phases of the liquor question and concluded by saying that "there is no i doubt that the prohibition movement has come to stay and thut it is making steady progress." Such a potent factor has It become throughout the South, he staU d, that all political parties are forced to reeognlze the Issue. SOUTHERN COMMERCIAL CON? GRESS. Secretary of Commerce Nagel Will Preside Over Session in Washing? ton December nth. .Washington, Oct. 9?Hon. Charles Nagel, secretary of Commerce and Labor, a son of Texas by birth and a ?on of Missouri by adoption will pre? side over the first session of the Sec? ond Southern Commercial Congress, In Washington on December 6th. The First Southern Commercial Congress held last December was de? voted to Interpreting the meaning of Southern resources regarded as a whole. The Second Congress lasting through December 6th and 7th will be devoted to showing the various avenues of opportunity which exist In the South. The speakers will be men of national standing. In accepting the Invitation to pre? side, after a fully detailed programme has been laid before him, Mr. Nagel said: "Permit me to say that I re? gard the questions to be considered by this Congress as of the greatest Importance, not only to the South, but to the entire country." Mr. John H. Flnney, secretary of the Appalachian National Forest As? sociation will be the director of ex? hibits during the Second Southern Commercial Congress. The entire top floor of the Wlllard will be devoted to the purposes of the congress, en? abling towns and industries to make special displays at a time when Washington Is crowded with visitors. CURE YOUR KIDNEYS. Do Not Endanger Life When a Sum ter Citizen Shows You the Cure. Why will people continue to suffer the agonies of kidney complaint, backache, urinary disorders, lame? ness, headaches, languor, why allow themselves to become chronic in? valids, when a certain cure is offered them? Doan's Kidney Pills is the remedy to use, because it gives to the kidneys the help they need to perform their work. * -If you have any, even one, of the symptoms of kidney diseases, cure, yourself now, before diabetes, dropsy or Brlght's disease sets in. Read this Sumtar testimony: J. H. Grady, 16 Wright St., Sumter, 8. C, says: "I have no hesitation In recommending Doan's Kidney Pills as .they proved beneficial to me. I usedl them for kidney trouble and they helped me more than any other rem? edy I had previously taken. My back ached nearly all the time and I had severe pains in my kidneys. The kid? ney secretions were irregular in pas? sage and when sllowed to stand con? tained a dark sediment. I finally used Doan's Kidney Pills, procured at China's drug store and they regulated the passages of the kidney secretions and femoved the lameness from my back. I have had no return of the trouble since and I know from ex? perience that they are a remedy that can be relied upon." For sale by all dealers. Price 50 cents. Foster-MUburn Co., Buffalo, New York, sole agents for the United States. Remember the name?Dean's?and tske no other. No. 1. KING COTTON SUPREME. Tli? South*** Futur? Forecasted?To be Richest Portion of United States, ' Famed in Agriculture and Predom inatlng in Manufacturing?Not Enough Wool, Silk and Furs tf? Clothe tlio World; Cotton a Neces? sity for Princess and Hottentot. Oy H. S. Reld, Editor Cotton Journal. The time is not far distant when the South will be the richest portion of the United States. This statement sounds strange in the ear o! 'he old time Southerner, but will be looked upon with credence by the man of af? fairs North, East and West No oth? er section of the United States can present to the traveler such a galaxy of opportunities, such a climate, such soil, such water power, and, no where else In the world can the people of the world look for that great necessity, cotton?the most essential single product In all the1 enormous tomes of catalogues, enumerating the great number of essentials grown There are fundamentally but t*?n necessities, one being that which Will prevent starvation and the other something to protect the human body from the burning sun and the freez? ing winds. There are many things capable of keeping the stomach fed, but there is ret enough wool, silk, hemp and furs in the world to clothe the people. Cotton is the one thing, and it is demanded by the half civi? lized Hottentot and the most aesthetic lad, from world's end to world's end. The condition of the cotton indus? try in the South is such as to warrant optimistic calculations in estimating Southern prosperity during the forth? coming months, and, for that matter during the years and during the cy? cles of time to come. When the bus? iness world as represented in the South realizes the importance of financing the crop, that is to say, make the needful arrangements for handling the crop commercially, thus insuring its common sense marketing, the wave, not ripple, of prosperity which will then sweep across the land from Virginia to Mexico, will be of such grand magnitude and force as to cause the world to look upon Dixie as the one country on earth standing out alone in fts wealth and corresponding influence. The Way Cotton Is Consumed. The consumption of cotton by the mills of the world aggregated some 20,000,000 bales in 190??. of which the Southern Stales contributed more than 13,000.000 bales. The demand for raw cotton bj so keen it will re? quire IS,500,000 bales of American cotton of the growth of 1109, and If that amount cannot be had, some of the mills will of sheer necessity be compelled to close down or curtail their output because there is no oth? er place in the world to draw this supply from. ? Of the supply produced In 1908 the United States produced 66.4 per cent, India 14.9 per cent, Egypt 6.5 per cent, Russia 4.3 per cent, China 3.1 per cent, Brazil 2.2 per cent, and all other countries 2.6 per cent. The cot? ton entering Occidental commerce is that produced in America, Egyot, and South America. The Indian crop Is consumed In India, Japan, the far Orient and in Continental Europe to an extent, and, England took 84,000 bales of the 1908 crop. Thus it will be seen the part played by Dixie's cotton is a leading one to such an ex? tent that without It the human body of the world would go unclothed. There is no substitute; of the six leading textile fibres cotton represents 54 per cent In quantity, wool 14.5 jute 14, Flax 10. Hemp 7, and silk 0.5. Rig Difference to Planter. These tiresome figures are present? ed for the sole purpose of convincing without argument, the importance of our imperial product, with the hope that great attention will be paid to the marketing this fall, thus giving the producer and the Southern busi? ness man the full benefit of the crop's true value. We do not advocate nor are we dis? cussing the holding of cotton for ab? normal prices, but we are urging the producer to market his crop evenly through the year and we urge the business man to aid in that sensible move. By marketing evenly through the year the farmer may expect his income to be increased some 33 1-8 per cent, or his $300 crop made to yield $400. This being true can the South afford to postpone making ar? rangements for financing it. Foreign corporations have expend? ed much time and money In the vain endeavor of producing cotton in large quantities In Egypt and in India, but these eTforts have been only partially productive of results. The hope has been with the Engish since the days of the civil war, to be free and in? dependent of the Southern States. But It takes a race of men to produce a great world's staple and It can nev? er be done by naked Africans or half starved Indians. The production of cotton is not progressing to any marked extent elsewhere, while hers we are just beginning to know how three or four bales may be grown an easily as one bale was produced s few years ago, all of which is spread? ing a new and richer coloring over the lives and endeavors of our South? ern folks. A few years of good prices and the distressed cotton grower will be a dead feature in our cotton calcu? lations; a few years of good price* and the smile of prosperity will o'er spread the face of the South, paint, white-wash. school houses. good roads, good tools and a rising genera? tion, pure in Anglo Saxon breeding, the South's greatest asset, will at? tract the attention of the world's stu? dents, humble and astute. The South is not to always remain a purely agricultural country, con? tented with the profits of the pro? ducer. No other section of the world has progressed so markedly in the march of manufacturing; for the cot ton year ending August 31, 1909, the South consumed more cotton than all the mills in all other portions of the United States, and the beginning of progress in that direction has just started. Time unravels the, mysteries of life, and, we know the future by the pa?t therefore th? time is not far distant when the Routh will be the world'v richest domain and will consume all the cotton produced in America. For example, a careful computation indi? cates a production of 17.500.000 Vales In twenty years, and if we continue to increase in the consumption of cotton during the next twenty years at the same ratio as during the past twentv years, we will then doirmnd 17,500,000 bales for our Southern mill supplit c Then will we not he the greatest I rountry named on the maps? Fal' River is rich and powerful, spinning and weaving a million bales, Man ehester is a factor in English and i world's affairs, consuming 70.000 bales weekly: what then will be the position of the South growing seven teen and a half million bales and con? suming it within her own borders? Our crop this season will run around the 11,000,000 bales mark and the price per pound will be very I high before the end of the eotton l year. The spinners demand from us ! 13,500,000 bales to keep things run ? ning smoothly, hence if the supply ten in glutting the market, prices will be strong and good. But if the Ritt is thrown on the market and the buy? er permitted to name the prices, there may be a falling from present quotations between now and Christ? mas. Before the cotton year closes, cotton will go higher than it did dur? ing the Sully year. The crop will be without doubt some 2\0d,000 bales short of that pro? duced rast year. You will observe we are not splitting hairs over the flnaT ginning, because no one at this time can do more than guess the size of the crop and but few if any of the recognized cotton statisticians are willing to take the chance of writing themselves as reckless, by guessing so early in the season. The price, meas ured by ordinary years in the past Is good, and before the close of the cot? ton year, It will be considerably high? er. Of course this is prognosticating but we have a foundation of facts to stand on. The world's population is as a matter of fact, constantly in? creasing, hence the demand for cotton poods is enlarged from season to sea? son. .that Ambitious Capitalists Are Do To meet the demand for manufac? tured cotton goods ambitious capital? ists are causing new mills to be erect? ed and new spindles installed and to mrke dividends possible these spindles must be fed. For instance England alone has installed spindles requiring 1.000,000 bales of cotton, they being now for the first time, ready for transforming raw cotton into articles of wear. These foreign spinners it seems to me are under the influence of the glamour of rosy profits made by Manchester, and some time they may awaken from ihelr dream that the South is an agricultural country only. The South will in time, say 20 years hence, consume the product of the Southern plantations. When we will be producing 17,000,000 bales, and how the land will smile when Dixie plantations grow seventeen mil? lion bales and when Southern mills consume the last lock of It. You say what will New England and Old Eng? land do then. We cannot tell, only this, they will not be spinning and weaving the cotton grown in the Southern States, and there is no oth? er section of country at present writ? ing on the face of mother earth where cotton is being produced in mannor or kind to warrant the erectlo t cotton mills of much manltude. Ye Men of Ability and Wealth. Gentlemen of wealth and far seeing ability, is not cotton capable of being financed In r. business v. ay, and can you not help save the South each year $200,000,000 to $300,000,000? It seems poor policy to permit such a goodly sum of money to go beyond our borders, v*hen, by the exercis? of some skill and energy it can be pre I vented. French Revels, of Bennettsvllle. who was accidently shot in one of hi* knees several days ago, died as a result of the wound. people do not has Ing. 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