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The Southern Bell's Candor.
Editorial Atlanta Journal, November
The candor and completeness with
which the Souther:1 Bell Telephone
i company, through its vice president
and general manager, Mr. W. T. Gen
try. has responded to the railroad
commission's request for information
concerning its organization, its se
curities and other - details should
serve as an example to other public
utility corporations in the state of
Georgia and at the same time is en
titled to something more than pass
ing recognition from the people.
Soon after its reorganization, the
present railroad commission sent to
the Southern Bell Telephone com
pany, together with other corpora
tions in the state ming under the
jurisdiction of the commission, a
request for information on certain
special points. The Southern Bell
Telephone company replied that it
would willingly furnish this informa
tion, but suggested that the informa
tion indicated could not be thorough
ly understood except in the light of
other and more extensive information
which it would be glad to furnish the
commission. The latter expressed the
desire to have this information also,
and in response to this suggestion
the Southern -Bell made a statement
of its affairs which the members of
the commission pronounced the most
complete ever furnished, perhaps, by
a corporation. - I
It was set forth that the company
has no outstanding securities ex
eept common stook, which was sold at
par for cash to legitimate purchas
ers. There are no bonds whatever
and no preferred stock. No special
dividends or stock dividends have ev
er been paid.
In "addition to this information
there was an unreserved showing as
to the amount of money invested in
the seven southern states in which
the company operates, the amount of
money invested in the state and in
every city and' county of the state,
the amount of income and the amount
of expenditures by the company as a
whole, the amount in Georgia and the
amount in the several cities and
counties in Georgia. This statement
showed that the Southern Bell Tele
Sphone company was earning 7.32 per
Scent on its capitalization, without al
lowing anything for depreciation in
the vaTue of the properties.
The report went further and show
ed the contraetual relations betbween
the Southern Bell and the other tele
phone companies with which it does
In short, the company, throagh Mr.
Gentry, made a full and complete ex
position of all its most .intimate
facts and laid them 'bare before the
/ commission. In addition to that the
rgiht and power of the commission to
mand this in.formation and to ex
gation and control was conceded
wi b out hesitation or reserve.
The rai' road commission of Geor
gia will have no difficulty in ~aeting
intelligently and fairly on the af
fairs of the Southern Bell Telephone
company in the future, whp~tever may
be the point under discussion or
whatever phase of it may come under
the consideration of the commission.
It was 'no more than its duty, to be
sure, but the frank and manly man
ner in which the company measured
up to that duty is entitled to ac
This should be the cue for all the
public uti'lity corporations lin the
tate. The commission is merely ex
isi'ng its legitimate functions in
anding this information in order
it may act intelligently in the
e, and it should be the pleasure
11 the corporatjons in the state
'ng under the juirisdiction of the
issilmi to respond with equal
ity and completeness. It would
ar towards convincing the peo
of the state that there is noth
to conceal-that the outstanding
urit-ies of such corporations rip
nt legitimate investments and
they are earning no more than
ir return on such investments. It
d clear the atmosphere and at
same time inspire the people with
he publie utility corporatrions do
business in Georgia have noth
to fear from the railroad com
ion of the state if they will only
ir and straightforward in their
gs. There is no ~disposition
ere to work any hardship on
But there is a disposition and
inct determination to exercise
ctionls co(nfided to the commis
It wouild be inf?initely better
'oneernedC itf the railroads and
er c'orp1oraZtions in the stante
me forwvard in tis opmad
ard mannler and p,lace all
information a~t the service
respect the iSouthern Bell
Begins Wednesday, Decembi
No such sale attempted here before. A
ever named in this section. Get uo bright
who will flock to Mimnauqh's.
. Cut Price Cloak Sale.
I'm not busted, Ihn nct guing out of
business, but we must turn this moun
tain of merchandise into cash at once.
All $6.50 and $8.50 So-inch Cloaks
marked down to one price, $4.75.
All $:o.oo and $12 50 5o-inch Cloaks
marked down to one price, $7 9S.
All $r5.oo and $16.50 5o-inch Cloaks
marked down to one priee $io oo
A fine $20 00, $25 oo and $30 oo Cloak,
come quick, choice $15.oo.
Yisit the Second Floor.
Thousands of dollars worth of merchan
dise must be turned into cash M en's
and Boys' Clothing and Overcoats must
"take a walk" at any "old price "
All $5.oo men's suits at one-third to
one-half value .
All $7.50- men's suits at one-third to
All $ro o men's suits at one-third to
All $15 00 men's suits at one-third to
! ; one-half value
S "j_^''~y Special bargains in boys' school suits
at 98c. to $4.49
Every article in the Millinery Departmer
to the music of 'our low prices you'll have
Telephone company has set a conspi
cuous and wholesome example and it
is hoped that other publie utilities
DEARTSTON WESTEE~N CAR
Schedule in effect November 3rd, 1907
v. Newberry(C N & L.) 12:46 p. mn.
Ar. Laurens 1:52 p. mn..u
v. Lgurens (C. & W. C.) 2:15 p. mn.
Ar. Greenville 3:40 p. m.
v. Laurens' 2:07 p. m.
Ar. Spartanburg 3.35 p. m. W aenw t
v. Spartanburg (So. Ry.) 3:40 p. m.fis flo. C m
Ar. Hendersonville 6:25 p. m.lieofm rh di
Ar. Asheville 7:30 p. m. C o s rs o
Lv. Laurens (C. & W. C.) 2:00 p. m.an aful ndcr
Ar. Greenwood 2:56 p. mn.
Ar. McCormick 3:55 p. mn.ad Coe. Wl
Ar. AlAgusta . 5 :40 p. m.
Note: The above arrivals and de- O' .B AT
parures, as well as connections with
other companies, are given as infor- 50by'kesut,$.7k
mation, and are not guaranteed. ly$.3
.Ernest Williams, 7 os nesis 20
Cen. Pass. Agt., y$.0
Augusta, Ga. 10-os ne ut,~.
. Oeo. T. Bryan. nv i%
Greenville, S. C. . 0by'ke sis 30
Gen. Agt. 1$.0
'C;an You Blame Him? 1 29
A busy merehant displays this 10by'ke ut,$.
"If you don't know * what you DOETC LARM
want, don 't ask for it."
TOTICEOF orFINAL SETTEMENT ie d.~cdSat4d
I will make final settlement on the ii.fr c e d
estate of Drayton Lake, deceased, in
the Probate Court for Newberry 100ysgodcekdh
souny, n Tursay,the second day
f January, nineteen hundred and 70ys xr odcok
eight, at eleven o'clock in the fore-spn 1-ckndfo712e
oon, and immediately thereafter ap- 20 d.haywieh
ply to the said court for letter dismis1-3c id o c e d
sory as executrix. All persons in- 10 d.go hce i
ebted to said estate will make pay-61-ckidfo .peyd
ent on or before said date, and all 100ysexrgodcek
persons having claims against saidhasS1-ckidfo71-c
estate will present them duly attest- A~ i o r5 ig
ed. 1-,1 n12c.peyd
Harriet Lake, 100dsgodclobnrt
Executrix. teavnea c e d
NOTICE. kn,frlc e d
Is hereby given that by mutual 100d .goA.ZA.b
tonsent J. A. C. Kihler has sold his ic 623.kn,fr1 -e
interest in the stock of merchandise 100dsbetAC..bd
f the firm of Kinard & Kilbler to c.kn,frlcpeyd
. A. Baker and hereafter the name 110 d.Nwer il
nd style of said firm will be Kinardlc.knfoS.peyd
nd Baker. A-i o fLt n .K
All hills after this date will beatolpic.S1310nd2
iid byV Kinard and Baker.peyd
I a5k the ptine ofe merycfriend
ror the fimaod KinurlandnBaker
J.A.C.Kie50ai boSteeut, $..7 k:
r 4th, at Nine O'clock.
bsolutely and without reserve we
and early every morning this wei
Everything at Cut Prices.
The bigger the store the bigger the bargains. Come
and we will prove it.
Newberry Mills Drill, instead of ioc., here at only 7c.
50 pieces heavy Canton Flannel worth 15c., here at
50 pieces Androscoggin Bleaching worth I21zc , here
at only ioc. '
5o pieces standard Table Oil Cloth worth 25C., here
at only 15c
25 pieces Red Twilled Flannel worth 20C., here
at only i oc.
25 pieces Apron Ginghams worth 8% c., here at
Not how much but how little is the golden rule of this
Cut Price Dress Goods Sale.
We are going to move the goods; we have fixed prices
so attractive that weather should not, if bad, prove any
drawback.. Every yard of black and colored dress goods
in the house marked down.
it to be closed out quick. If you'!
money to burn" for Christmas.
n their New Stor
st above the C. & C
: store rooms or a double store,
o see us atou new stores. We
e than ever before. vnii guaran
is, Silks, White Goods, Embroide
pIe e line of men's and ladies'I
save you money on all these lin~e:
F LANNrBLS AND FLANNIELET- at $11.
TES. 50 cl
Lfd, on- At 10e. per yd. the best grade9of ing at
outing including all the neat ceeks 75 cl
nd, On-' and str.ipes. ing at
kind, At 10e. per yd., plain colored out- 60 ci
'ings, nice soft quality in pink, blue, ing at
d, on- red and white. 40 ci
'At 10e. per yd., 50 pieces flannel- ing at
Ln'd, on~- ettes, all new patterns. SPECI
*At 8 1-3c. per yd., 100 yards flan- BED
kind, nelette in remnants from 2 to 10 yard
BIG SALE DRESS GOODS AND $1.25
SILKS. $1.50 1:
'e you We will-'offer positively the best -A la
bai-gains in dress goods ever put be- A loi
6 1-4e. fore the Newberry public. This sale A lo
will include broadeloths, meltons, Very
nespun, panamas, voiles, mohairs, novelty buy th
checks, stripes, plaids and mixtures Big:]
home- in~ every shade that's fashionable. Big
>er yd. Browns, blues, grays, reds, garnets 8 cents
nespun, and greens. Big
A beautiful line of Taffeta Silks Big
ghams, Black and all shades at price 48e., 1-2 eer
"* 74e., 9Sc., .$1.25, also a beautiful line 'UN
dgg-of plaid silks at 50c., 89e., 98e., and We
per yd. [$1.24 a yard. 'onesi
ams at IBIG SALE LADIES' AND CHIL- and ho
IDEEN'S CLOAKS. A hi,
before J$3,000 worth ladies' and children's cents e
12 1-2e. I 50 ladies' eloaks .worth $5.00, go- j37 1-2
ing at $3.98. jA his
tick- 40 ladies;' eloaks worth $6.50, go- 45 eent
per yd. ine at $4.98. A big
kicking, 60 ladies' eloaks worth $8.00, go- cents e
ing at $6.98. A bi
rilling, 75~ ladies' cloaks worth $10.00, go- eents
n;:-g at $8.48.. "A bi
reales, 65 ladies' cloaks wonth $12.00, go- cents e:
2 ets. ing at $9.48. 'A bi
25 ladies' eloaiks worth $15. going Iundlerw
urs for More Business
above the Mower Co.
Extraordenary Bargains in
offer our entire stock at the lowest prices
Dk and join the band of bargain seekers
Cut Price Blanket Sale
A big lot of Blankets we will throw into this sale at a great reduction
5o pair io-4 "Dixie" North Carolina pure wool Blankets worth $5 00,
choice $3.49 pair.
25 pair 10-4 and i1-4 "Plaids" all wool'Blankets to go at a song.
roo pair Io-4 gocd-heavy Cotton Blankets, the $1.25 kind, cut to 69c. pr.
roo pair 11-4 good heavy Cotton Blankets, the $1 98 kind, cut to $1.25 pr.
o pair 12-4 good heavy Cotton Blankets, the $2.50 kind, cut to $1.98 pr.
If you want to save money come direct to Mimnaugh's.
Slaughter Prices on Shoes.
Right now when the people need Shoes is the time to reduce this big
Shoe stock Every pair of men's, women's, boys' and girls' Shoes
marked down. I've got more Shoes piled under my tables than most of
the Newberry shoe dalers carry in stock.
30o pairs children's Shoes worth 65, 75 and 85c marked down to Soc pr.
2oo prs. boys' Shoes worth $i.5o and $2.0o marked down to $1.25 pr.
200 prs. ladies' every day Shoes worth $1.50 and Si 75 marked down
to $z.25 pair
3oo prs. ladies' fine pat. tip, Blucher Shoes, the $2.00 kind, marked
down to $x 49 pair.
oo200 pairs ladies' fine pat. tip, Blucher Shoes, the $2.50 kind, marked
down to $1.98 pair.
200 pairs ladies' fine pat. tip, Blucher Shoes, the $3.0o kind, marked
down to $2.50 pair.
I f.ill in line, march this way and keep step
es n Mai -Steet
one for men and one for ladies. all on
will make it pay you, and show you a better
e: to save you money on Clothing, Dry
ries, Laces, Ribb6ns, Shoes, Hlats, Trunks,
Furnishings and Notions, Handkerchiefs
48. 10dz e' ev rysx8 *
iidren cloaks worth $2.50, go- ~-c
idren cloaks worth $3.50, go-81-ces.
iidren cloaks worth $5.00, go-p'rfo25cns
iidren eloaks worth,'$7.50, go- 4 o.mnssx ac,1 -
AL VALUES IN OUTINGS, .5 o.mnssx ac,2 -
SPEADS, SHEETS, TOW-cetpa.
bed spr.'ads now only 75c. l -e
bed spreads now only 90e. 20dz ais oe 212.kn,
ed spreads now only $1.20.
of good size sheets at 45e. ony8-3.J
of 72x90 sheets ait 62 1-2 ets. ETAS~LFRNX
of 81x90 best sheets at 70c.THRY ASTWNYFV
much cheaper than you can O E LTIG N
a sheeting. ~AD CIDE'
.ot towels worth Sc., for 4c. CLAS
ot owes wrth 2 12c15fo CLOz.N m' VEyCgA.
ot owes wnh1, or ie.J 15z. sdis, oneavogra hoff se1.5
lot towel worth 35pafor.2 $125 suits.n-orh f,$.8
ts..251do0. msus, fourteyf, .0p.
BRW~BARAD HOSIERY oz. suit so, fourteyf, $6.00.
~iery.cloaks doz.mens andfu, ne-fou2r1
~ lt en' uderhits 2 of, est stckanir. syls
100SOE O LADIESs, 10EN, kidOYS
lot adis' 5c.ves 2 1 25$.0 so.les n-oh o f, $-2.00n.
~~~ch. .$~nl 13.0.os n-ort f,$.3
~ lt lMe' Sc. esE@X9T$.0 shoe A on- our offE$225
lot oen' nldeswrh1 wool $1., shoer oLTH n e-furhff $1.15.TS
and Blte ter Vain
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