1904 - ENDANGERS THOUSANDS - Mill Proprietors at Fall River, Mass., May Decide to Close their Mills - 40,000 Employees
Fall River, Mass., May 3. - Reports from many of the corporations which have been shutting down their cotton mills two days each week indicate that the curtailment of the past month has been largely disappointing in its results. Some of the manufacturers favor a complete shutdown of all the mills here unless relieve is shortly forthcoming from purchasers. The operatives are showing symptoms of uneasiness. A shutdown will not be considered, however, until the present plan has been tried out further.
Advices from other mill towns also indicate a slow demand for goods and that the curtailment movement is extending. The number of empolyes in New England already affected is estimated at 40,000.
Eau Claire Wisconsin Leader
Eau Claire, Wisconsin
May 4, 1904