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SOUTHERN Bt4 R'PHONES
0OVER ENTIRE SOUTI
lkarvaaous Growth of the System I
Last Few Years-The Telephone
Now a Necessity.
Atlanta, Sept. 23.-More than 100
000 Bell telephones are now in use o
lines owned by the Southern Be
Telephone and Telegraph Company .i
the seven' Southern state in which th!
company operites. The 100,000 mar
was reached and passed during th
week just closed, and establishes
new record'in the development of th
South. These telephones are in addl
tion almost 30,000 telephones use
*by sub-license companies and oonnecl
ed with the lines of the Southern Be'
The state through which these tel(
phones are scattered are Georgih
Florida, Alabama, North Carolim
South Car6lina, Virginia and We,
Virginia. The area covered is ver
wide and the develpoment compare
favorably with the density of the pol:
ulation. The 100,00 telephones ar
divided among the seven states a
Alabama ...... .... 23,033
Georgia ........ ....31,651
North Carolina ...... 8,738
South Carolina ......10,648
Virginia.... .. .. ..18,835
West Virginia ...... 3,371
Total.... ..' .. ..100,421
These figures represent a develoi:
ment extending over a period 'of 2
years, the first Bell exchange in th
South having been established a
Richmond, Va., in 1879. Slow pr
gress was made at first, the telephon
having been considered a luxury fo
only the rich. Later improvement
made it so adaptable for busines
purposes that it became a necessit
and has been placed within reach o
all classes of citizens.
After the establishment of t
Richmond exchange the lines of th
company were gradiially extcnde
throughout the seven states include,
in its territory. The work and cllpi
tal involved were tremendous, im
provemlenit comling" So raaiy .!%a
practically new exchainiges became oli
solete within a few montlis after thei
completion. The progress of th
Southern Bell Company have beea
identical with that of the South.
One of the most improtant. feature
of telephone development is tha
known as Farmers' Lines. This clas
of service, which is particularly adap
ted for use by farmers, has been i
great advantage in rural districts, an
has placed the farmer in close touc1
with the marekts and news centern
The entire South is covered with line
of this kind and they are being rapid
ly extended by the Southern Bell com
Georgia leads in the number o
Bell telephones, there being 31,63
stations in that state. Atlanta ha
more telephones than any other cit;
in Southern territory, the number be
ing 10, 731. Savannah is the secon<
city in Georgia with 3,447 subscriber'
and Macon third with 2952.
Alabama is second to Georgia witi
22,033 Bell telephones. Birminghar
leads in Alabama cities with 6,10
stations, and is second only to Atlant
and Richmond in point of numbera
Montgomery has 3,164 stations, an
Mobile is third with 3,106.
Virginia is third in telephone devel
opment, having 18,835 Bell statiomn
Richmond is seconid only to Atlant;
and leads all Virginia cities with 7,26:
snzbscribers. Norfolk has 4,534 sta
North Carolina is fifth with 8,73;
stations. Charlotte leads the cities-.o
North Carolina with 1,743 statiomn
Wilmin:iston bag 1,487 and Grensbor<
Florida is sixth, hav'ing 5,145 stai
ions. There are 2,685 Bell telephone
in JTacksonville and 1,494 in Pensa
Inm West Virginia the Southern Bel
Company operate3 in only a small por
4ion of the state, 'u1d while there ar
morue Ue.P telephones in WVest Virginia
t han in Georgia, only 3,371 are operat
ed by the Southern Bell Company.
Thirty years ago, whien Professo
Bell was making experliments with Lb
telephone. Thonmar A. Watson de
clared thmat there wvould be 100,00
Ielephones in u1se in the United State
in 1900. Later, he felt that he ha<
been carrieal away by his enthusiasn,
and reduced his figures. The porss
hilities of the telephoe.ad not, a
that time, dawned upon those
were most intere4d iti i'th'AhheAs.'
Gidis Are So~ ~eer.
"N'o, I never did like him. Why
w!:en 1e used to write me glowving~ 1ov
lettei would only glance over ihmen
"Only once, dear?''
couldn't make out his abominabi
scrawl I weu'ld glance over them
If low prices c
"make a store ti
of Newberry an
factory store to t
Greatest Cloak Bus
Iness on Record
y We get, in new cloaks almost daily
h and before the day is over have wir
- ed for more, our styles have an indivi
e duality about them they are the pro
a per things, no matter where you try
the following cannot be matcled else
where in Newberry for the price.
New lot $18.00 ladies' castor tanl
and black jackets for this week only
We sell for $10.00 ladies' jackets
that would be cheap for $15.00 anid
most of side show and one horse
stores ask $20.00 dollars for the same
The bigger the store the cheapet
t $5.00 is the popular price at whici
- all Ierchaits m11ake an effort to show
e a good .jacket. the garment II had made
.For any Wa
A second timic.''
' Indeed ! And was that all?''
,Exeept sometimes at. night 1
Would take them from tudel my pil
low and read them just to kill time.''
''And that was the end?''
''Yes, only on rainy days I used to
look over- them just to see how silly a
man can be when he starts writing
.love letters. But I only glanced over
them. (lea r. I never did like him. '
- SAM JONES.
A Sketch of the Distinguished Georg
ian--A Unique Career.
,*The Rev. Samuel P. Jones, or
X'' Sam Jones, '' as he was generally
called, was a famous evangelist, in
his youth, howvevr, lie was dissipat
edl in his halbits, and in the many
ye arst sinice his reformation has hiad
mainy relapses. Only twvo years ago,
-when lie appeared before an audience
at Portland, Me., lie was not ini condli
tioni to speak, and had to leave the
platform on a plea of illness.
Mr. Jones was a native of Ala,
bama, where lie was born Octob)er 10,
'1847, hut had lived nearly all his
life0 in Georgia. His father was a
-lawver, successful in his profession,
s of good social posit ion, and esteemed
- by is f riends -as a consistent Chris
tian. T[he soni adloptedl his father's
1 profession, buit, unlike him, was dis
sipatedl in his habits. The evangelist
& in his p)ublic add1(resses spoke of' this
a part of his life withI entire (cando-,
- and confessed his woithilessness to
his family andl society. Tntempierate
r andl add(icted1 to gambling, lie seemed
a to be on thle pointI of ruin, wh'len hie
- was brought to serious t houghit by
a his father's death. The story rune
s that, overcome by his father's api
I peals, the p)rodigal son fell down at
'the dleat.hbled, saying: ''I'll quit, I'll
- quiit: Glod be moreiful to mel''
t- This change in both the inward and
outward shaping of his conduct oe
eurred "in''or aibout 1871.. Sensible of
the dangers which lie had so narrow
ly escaped, he began to wvarn othecrs.
So great was his revolution from his
e old1 life that his pictures of it were
.a *T -un with terrible power. He be-.
camei noted at once for the severity
with which lie spoke of the common
v c.cs of society, and 'e' aired incon,
S sist. teles of Christians. tw'ten lie gave
I lffnien. irritnine nnd angered hi,
upled with bright
ie center' of attra
'e is packed daily..
cd the surrounding
.rade with in upper
to retail for $5.00 was not <itite up
to our expectation so we have recidea
to sell our $6.50 for a $5.00 bill and
the entire line of $5.00 jackets mark- A
ed down to $3.49. boy
200 ladiies' jackets all colors anld
black wortli $3.50 now only $2.49. th
200 ladies' Jackets all colors and 2
black worth $2.50 now only $1.98.
200 ladies' plusl caples worth $2.00
for only 98e. each. ,4
Great Dress Goods 11
Hight blying. and correct pricing is 1
the seeret of our immtense dress goods way
business ait tihis big store, we do not
atleipt to iiiake any big profit on 10,
any line, it. spreads out all over tll -
stire that ...
Cash buying and cash selling, that's 2
the Mimnaugh motto. WOI
Our enti l ie of dress -goods and itni
silks to go at. cut prices ithis week. 1
nt in Dry Goods,
ry' s Larg
hearers, but his persistence and sin
cerity uniformly secured him the vie- see.
tory over passion and prejudice. bon
He was sent as a raw beginner to i
learn the art. of preaehing on a bord bac
cireuit, and by this is meant a number. COtt
of congregations mostly comnposed of "
the poor, and with a slender prospect
for a liberal sutport of the preacher. Peo
This w1as in 18'72, the year when lie Oin,
eiitered the North Carolina Confer-- i
ence of the Southern Methodist sait
Church. It very soon became appar-. liin
ent that Sam ,Jones had the power of divi
arresting and holding the at tention kle
of his hearers. Hie had perfectly at oft I
command the homely dialect of comn- inii
mon folk ; though always serious, yet the
whenm a slang hrase suited his pur- it ii
Pose it never came amiss.
The fame of Sami Jones as an ex
horter son sp)read bc ,"nd the con. hl
fines of Georgia, aind anIi. -' 180 bc b)
began a tour of the South, anio -- (101
ward of the Northern cities. Evry tlu
where lie met withI success, anid hie (h""
alIways drew a larger erio wd wherevere hlen
lie wasi annu(ulionnee to sp)eakl.
Mrii. .Jone~s' first great succ3ess as h
ani evangelist was made ini Cinin-wh
nat i, where he preacbed early ini thle 9
yearii of 1886, shortly a fteCr hiis r r
as a imisister began, lie spo1'. ;n ine cu
M usie Hail in that city, whlich hia~sa
al seating caipacit y of about I. il.000,
aind his next success wA's at Nashville,
Tenn. HeC p)reched there for over~ a L
mlonthi, and( miaiiy oif thle stors~ aind thle
busimii ss houses wer osed00( diuig p)oh
thle time lie p reachedl. Tt w'5as at thIis oft
meetinug thait Capt. Thomas Hlyumn, Mm
anl old river hoat captain and ownelr g'oni
oif a number (If river steamiers, wasi~ riva
con vert ed. He closed all of thle bar sho
r(oms on his boats, and oii thle ro'oms lhat
hiad p)osted Scripture mot toes. (Capt. priel
Rymani afterwvard becanme one of the ovl.Q
most p)rominient menOi 'onnec(t ed w ih sion;
religious affairs ini his city. T
,Jones was an author of note, somec Nov
of his works being " 'Sermons and~ don
Sayings,'' "'Musie H-all Sermons,' "prei
'Quit Your Meanness,'' "'St. Louis won
Series, '' "'Sam ,Jones' Own Bok' a
" 'Thunderbolts, '' &c. theii
Some of~ his sayings, thioughi notL soci
especially nlovel, have the merit of res!
comp)actness, and are worth qpuoting: men
"U i. c ulture worth, if it is the,
but the whlitewvash of a ra'scah? vise
"'I cannot bribe God 's grand jury, litti
nor defy the court that ties fe at the gimi
last day.'' . W
"One sid jq a.i I to cut the sc iman
drift frce.m d"
new reliable rr
ction, then t
We are and w
country that tf
e have more suits than we hav
35 boys suits worth $2.00 and $2.5(
week for only $1.49.
3 boys suits worth $4.00 and $5.0
this week $3.49.
0 men's overcoats received by ex.
s worth $8.00 elsewhere, here onI3
)0 men's overcoats Worth else.
re $10.00, here only this weeli
!e to Catch and Hold the Crows
10 full pieces cot ton Flannel
th 15c. special for only 10 ets.
) full'pieces Cotton Flannel. wortli
Is. for 8 e(q.
) full pieces Cotton Flannel wortli
2 ets. for 5 ets.
i full pieces red twilled Flannel
i h 20 ets. for -his weeks quick sell
12 1-2 ets.
)0 full pieces standard calicoes, It
You don't believe what. you donl
Did you ever see your back
Some men believe they have
<bone, wihen it is nothing but 1
on string' run up their back.''
It is a principle in the econom
10d that just what you feed othei
)le on, the devil makes you fee(
and out of the same spoon1.''
I one of his sermons Sam Jonet
: " believe there are three dis
itive powers. I believe in thei
nie power. I 've seen it in the twin
of thle stars; in -the ebbing flowa
he tide; in the rush of the river:
lie blossoming of the rosebush ; it
reformnat.ion of' life, and( I've sect
a thousand ways.
I also believe in a satanic power
a bad (devil, and a b)ad devil at
.I believe in a devil as much as
lieve in a (God. And T believe the
I is right here among us. The man
wvould deny this is (leaf andi
ib and( blind and b)rainless. lie's
by a big majority.
'Then I belhieve there is such ai
Sas human powver. I believe t hat
ii thle d1ivind~ power is coupled to
human power man is ominp)otent
iledl withI the satanie' power mant
Imost ominipotenit for evil.''
A Woman Chef in Clubland..
)ido n reports thle aippeart ance of
womani chlf ShX~le has been a p
ite e'x pert imetaIlly to thle headi
miina ry at'ffairs in thle exelnsivye
'lhorouih ('lub. Th'le imascul ine
in gent toI whiebi she becomes a115i
I is dliv ided betweent hopes t hat
will tnot stand the tesi and fears
she v:il. Thelre arme liit ish a p
eiensions of ''a wave oft women
'whelmingr thle etilina ry profes
he quest51ion airises whel her 0or not
York cibls will follow if Lon
'extinuecs in the new way. At
en'~ of: thle cordon bleu. There are
ten caterers who satisfy the light
hi demnand(s of wvomen 's clubs). F"or
r formal a ffairis most of t hese as
it ions xo Ito estabh!ished hot els and
iiranits, wii(re male ce!s save
ho)rs lie t roul of' thinking what
like to cat . A special dinner de-.
I by ('harlIes I elmonico had ntot a
to do, M.ii I le prosperons be
imts of Sorois. The Pirc tha
hi irgt ott hotel ii' womien "ifs 't
to rull its kit Mn.
V At Ne
iere is no myste
ill continue to co
iis is the cheape
. My heart as well as m
yds. to each customer 4 cts. the yar
50 full pieces best percalesplenty
reds and blues in the lot, one drer
pattern to a costemer 7 1-2 ets. yd.
5 Bales good white Homespun 6
kind for 4 1-2 ets.
5 bales good white Homespun, 7 1
ets. kind, for 5 1-2 ets.
3 bales good white Homespun 8 1
ets. kind, for 6 1-4 cts.
89 Cents Broadoloth 89 Cents.
Here is a broadeloth special at
you won't match it in town, firm ar
smoothe and has that rich finish thi
draws feminine fancy, its a leader
most stores for $1.25, here only 89c.
Mimnaugh's Big Shoe Stoc
Out Shoe business is something I
be proud of. We give more qualit
for the price char-ged than any cor
cern in this section. This big shoe d<
partmeilt is run oil same expense en1
ployed to conduct our dry goods bus
ness, no extra rent, license, clerk hir
)es, Clothing an
;male chefs of Loondonl is that woml
will not be found itt numbers to e
(lie the years of raining-the a
prenticeships in marketing drudge
an(d cooks' chore-doing---which pi,
ceded full admission to the ranks
(lie elect. Besides, it is argued, w%
men lack as a rule the power of 0
o ganization and the teli perae
wi ch gives quick, resoutrcefuil rect
cry from the sudden shock of a spo
ed course in an elaborate dinner.
It is obvious that a woman mig
easily acquire the French chefs kna
of throwing away nothing. I3
couldl shte standl the straini of t
table dlemand which a large body
eeverish Amiericans ecarry inito t.h
ideai (if clumb ii !e?
J. W. W HITE.
*Where you find Shiel
it is asafe p lace to
they are sold by reli
everywhere. Be sur
Kiser's King (
for men, and you wi
money's worth. 12
styles and all the
Leathers, Patent Cc
Gun Metal, Box Cal
H. C. Riiser Comj
had the power to
ry about the way
nvince the people
st and most satis..
y money Is In this business.
1. etc. Why nlot give the people better
f vales? We do do it!
10 cases Drew Selby & 'Co. Ladies"
finie shoes, just opened $1.98, $2.49 &
$2.98. When you want shoes come
direct to Mininaugh's. We lead the
.2 Boys and Girls' School Shoes.
Made to stand all kinds of hara
weaar-tlhe can't kick 'eim out kind
d 98e. $1.25 taid $1.50.
( AU1 that We Can do in Millinery.
it Every day the Express comipany
rolls in more new goods, no time to
wait on freight. (Why is all this busi
ness) We arc selling correct millinery,
we ar-e selliig mnillinery cheaper than
The Best $1 Kid Gloves on the Market
- Its one ol' tlie few real lanmb-skin
i- gloves sold for $1.00, every pair war
, ated, ill sha1des anid black.
d Hats Hunt
If You Want
lt $50.00 $ 350.00
k 75.00 375.00
ut 85.00 400.00
lie 100.00 425.00
lit 32.0 450.00
No b West Trade Street,
CIIARLOTTE, N. C.
ade in 87