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ALBERT H. GRANDY,
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WILLIAM 8. WILKINSON.Treasurer
LUCIAN D, STARKE. JR.Secretary
IL E. TURNER.
Superintendent and Advertising Manage
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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 4, 1900.
WILLIAM JENNINGS BRYAN
ADLAI E. STEVENSON
HARRY L. MAYNARD.
THE SOUTHERN BELL'S PROGRESS
The Interview with Manager Bonncy,
of the Southern States Telephone Com?
pany, given elsewhere to-day, contains
interesting datu. Let us look at them
and their bearing on the present tele?
phone situation for a moment.
The Southern Bell Company gave as
its reason for raising its rales for busi?
ness 'phones to 560 a year that ,it was
losing from $7,000 to $10,000 a year on Its
old rates. This was its contention be?
fore the Committee of the Board of
Trade and Business Men's Association,
and hus been Its contention through?
How docs this nppear In the light of
Mr. Bonney'a interview? Mr. Bonney
says that at the advent of the Southern
States Telephone Company In the local
Held the Southern Bell Company, which
then had a monopoly, was churging $40
a. year for residence 'phones. The
Southern States charged $2"> a year for
residence 'phones, and found that it
'could profitably operate its system at
that figure. The Southern Bell did not
content itself with meeting the $l!? per
unnuni charge of the Southern States;
It cut its residence rate- from $40 a
year to $18, a reduction at a stroke of
$22 from Its own, and of $7 from the
rate of the Southern States. Thus, the
Bell company made the very rate of
which it complains, and which it says
made it impossible for It to operate its
''system profitable. In other words, It
is now seeking'to profit by its ow n Ill
doing by making business men pay for
. the alleged losses occasioned by its own
Another interesting bit of history re
: called by Mr. Bonney Is that the Bell
Company inaugurated its system here
] and operated until after the advent of
the Southern States without having
.asked for, or secured, any franchise
.'?.whatsoever from- the city. After the
:. Bystem of the Southern States was put
in, under a franchise granted by the
city, and after the Bell Company had
"cut rates, the Bell Company was reluct?
antly compelled to accept the franchise
from the city (republinhcd in these col?
umns in last Sunday's edition), on pain j
of being forced to remove it3 poles and
wires from the city streets. With the
terina of this franchise, according to
Mr. Bonney, the Southern Bell has
never complied. Although Its franchise
contained the following plain, manda?
tory clause: "The Bell Telephone and
? Telegraph Company, Its successors and
aesigns, Bhnll not furnish service; at
rates below those charged by any other
telephone company in the city of Nor?
folk for the same rscrvicc,' the Bell
Company maintained its $18 rate for
residences instead of complying with
this clause of its franchise, which re?
turned it to raise its residence rate to
^zt, (the rate charged by tho Southern
States). Thus, not only was tho Bell
Company responsible for the alleged
loss of which it complains, and which
!t offers in excuse for now raising rates
to business houses, but, according to
Mr. Bonney, it actually violated a plain
provision of its franchise to bring about
;v the alleged loss.
V:. .Strange a? It may seem, neither the
rlty, -whose business It was to see that
:> .the Bell Company compiled with its
franchise, nor the Southern States
Company, to whose interest, as well as
V to-the Interest of the citizens of Nor
folk. It was to see that tho Bell'Com?
pany lived up to Its franchise, took any
steps to make' the Bell Company raise
Its .residence rates to a parity with
those of the Southern States. Instead,
the Southern States was forced to cut
its residence rate to $18 also, to avoid
being driven out of business. The re?
cent cut In rates by the Bell Company,
therefore, is nothing new, but Is In line
with Its settled oollcy ever since Its
competitor appeared in the field. .,
The Bell Company wants a monopoly
of the local Held. That Is natural. A
monopoly would be hl<rhly profitable.
To secure this monopoly It calmly Ig?
nored its franchise and maintained Its
$18 rate Instead of ralsimr it to the $25
minimum rate of the Southern States.
Now it follows up this original cut by
a $12 limited service, at the same time
taking advantage of the fact that Its
franchise fixes no maximum rate, to
levy on the business bouses to help It m
its fight for a monopoly. The Southern
States seems to be cither unable or un?
willing to cope with this new move of
the Bell Company. The Councils should
take time by the forelock and amend
the Bell franchise by fixing in it a max?
imum rate. This it should do, not to
help the Southern States, but to save
the citizens of Norfolk from a telephone
WILL THE SOUTHERN STATES
TURN THE OTHER CHEEK?
There Is, of course, no objection to
low telephone rates. The lower tho
rates the better, provided they are
mode for a legitimate purpose and are
permanent. A temporary reduction In
rates, however, for the purpose of crush?
ing competition, is a very different tiling,
nnd in the end bodes ill, not good, to
Becognlzing this fact, and the fur?
ther fact that the Bell Company was
backed by an abundance of capital, the
Councils sought to insure the con?
tinuance of competition and reasonable
charges by giving to the Southern
States, which was not backed by so
much capital, the power to lix mini?
mum rates for telephone service in
Norfolk city. This advantage, as the
manager of that company himself says,
the Southern States has never used. It
permitted the Bell Company to main?
tain an $1S residence rate in violation
of the Bell franchise, and llnally cut
Its own rate to that figure.
In fact, the competition seems to
have been more ostensible than real.
The Virginian-Pilot has no desire to do
the Southern States any \njusticc, but
if it was seriously desirous of main?
taining Itself in the local telephone
Held we are utterly unable to under?
stand why It neglected to use a clear
power given it by Councils to force the
Bell Company to stop rate cutting.
Instead of using this powerful weapon,
put into Its hands by the city govern?
ment, it surrendered to tho Bell Com?
pany the right given it by Councils to
fix the minimum rate for telephone ser?
vice in this city, though it must have
known that with a maximum rate fixed
in its franchise, this put It absolutely
at the mercy of the Bell Company.
This is an extremely odd and queer
thing for a.'bona Ihle rival and busi?
ness competitor to do.
This, we repeat, was a reach of un?
selfishness that we are not able to
understand or Interpret In consonance
with a desire of the Southern States to
remain In the field or to maintain its
independent corporate existence. It Is
not customury for even a corporation
(unless it desires to bo absorbed) to
view its approaching annihilation with
so much complacency. Wo would hot
he understood as even hinting that the
acquisition of Southern Slates mock by
the Bell Company Is at the bottom of
tills generosity and suplneness, but the
Norfolk public, which thinks it is en?
titled to competitive telephone systems,
will watch with some interest the next
meeting of the Southern Stutcs direc?
tors. It would appear that to such a
meeting the presence of the president
of tho company, who Is now abroad, Is
not absolutely essential, as the vice
president could act In the emergency.
In due time we shall see whether the
Southern States will meekly turn the
other cheek once more.
The Spirit of the Valley asks how the
Virginian-Pilot knows the Louisville
Post, which the Spirit gave as author?
ity that Cnlcb Powers was convicted
by the use of money, is tin organ of
the L.. & N. Railroad, and is not a Dem?
ocratic newspaper. The Post has not
supported a Democratic ticket. Slate,
national or municipal, in four years;
It consistently supported and defended
the L'. & N. war on Ooebel. Like men,
newspapers are judged by what they
do, not by what they say the are.
We bad supposed that the scope or
possible mendacity and shamelcssness
had been pretty well reached by tho
Republican press, but the canard In
yesterday's organs to the effect that
Mr, Bryan received $150,000 for insist?
ing on the 16 to 1 plank In tho Demo?
cratic platform betrays still loftier
achievements In that line.
Hanna says there arc no trusts. The
Republicans all say there Is no Impe?
rialism. Roosevelt says the Democrats
are all cowards. Now why should the
valorous Republican party be afraid of
a lot of cowards making a light with
weapons that do not exist?,
The esteemed Hartford Courant,
which seldom tmrleks, raises a wall of
warning to the effect that "It Is time
for the enthusiasm or It will arrive too
late." Tho Courant has the Hanna
With a stove trust organizing and a
coal trust already organized, the ordi?
nary citizen will find it cheaper to
spend the winter In Florida.
B?rry Howard, charged with com?
plicity In tho murder of Governor Goe
bol, led a Republican parade In Ken?
tucky the other day. Fol- a party that
claims a monopoly of the love of law
and order the G. O. P. has a rather
strong dash of assassination in its pol?
"God never made people selfish
enough to want to govern other peo?
ple and unselfish enough to govern
them well," said Mr. Bryan in a speech
on Tuesday. How Is that for con?
densed history and philosophy?
Mr. Ahrain S. Hewitt very appropri?
ately made the Austro-Hungarian Ga?
zette the medium of his declaration for
the Empire. It was hardly suitable for
a plain American newspaper.
Emperor William?of Germany, not
Washington?protests that lie has been
misunderstood again. A footpad In the
Police Court might very well make the
It's a cold day when Willie Vandor
bllt and his automobile don't get into
the New York yellows.
Governor Tyler told the National
Hankers he would "speak his mind."
The Governor Is a courageous man.
SCHOOLS AND COLLEGES
SOUTHERN SHORTHAND and BUSINESS UNIVERSITY
Regular Fall and Winter Term Now In Session.
Every young man and woman who can
Branches TauRht?Bookkeeping, Mathe?
matics, Penmanship. Correspondence,
Shorthand, Typewriting, Telegraphy and
Instruction largely Individual.
Per particulars call, phone or write to
J. M KESSLE?, President.
Phone (new) -IjO.
Granny Street and College Place.
FOB TOUNG WOMEN AND GIRLS.
Thorough nnd complete course of study.
English Branches, Languages, Art, Mu?
sic, Elocution and Physical Culture.
Session will begin September :;Gth.
Miss Virginia Reynolds, Principal.
For other Information, address P. O.
Box -!I7, Norfolk, Va. For personal In?
terview, call at the Mary Washington
College from 10 a. m. to :'. p. m., or from
4 p. m. to U p. in. Interviews at other
hours by appointment. Circulars at
irllil?elv?rorg of Wusle!
Anton F. Kocrnor, Charles Uorjcs. Directors.
Will open for the regular session on
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 26.
Students aro now being enrolled for
courses In piano, organ, Btling and wind
Instruments, harmony and theory, vocal
culture and singing, elocution and dra?
matic art. painting In oil and water col?
ors, German. French and Spanish lan?
guages. A free scholarship given In
each department. For terms and partic?
ulars, apply at Conservatory. 165 Main
street. Catalogues mailed free. sc6-lm
Once Life Was a
Burden, But Now
Gained 12 lbs In One
I have suffered A LONG TIME with
CATARRH. 1 tried different doctors
and every patent medicine I heard of
but only went from bad to worse. I be?
came so emaciated and run down in
health that my friends THOUGHT
1 HAD CONSUMPTION, and told me 1
was looking weise than ihey had ever
seen me before. My life seemed a bur?
den to me. WHEN I GOT IIP IN THE
MORNING MY NOSE WAS ALL STOP
ED CP and sore, and I could h.irdlv
get mv breath. I Wol.'l.I) HAVE A
BAD. TASTE IN THE MOUTH AND
FOUL BREATH. My noso frequently
bled but it did not give me any relief.
At night when I laid down THE HAWK?
ING AND SPITTING KEPT ME
AWAKE. When 1 slept I LAY LIKE A
LOG. BUT GOT UP AS TIRED AS I
I.All) DOWN. During the dav MUCUS
KEPT DRIPPING DOWN MY THROAT
so that I had to clear It often. After
the sllghcsl excitement I would have a
HAD HEADACHE anil I WAS WEAK
AND NERVuPS ALL THE TIME.
Sometimes iny head would swim and
there would bo SO MUCH RINGING IN
MY KAHS 1 thOUghl 1 was going to
have a "rising" in them. MY STOMACH
guve me lots of trouble. THE LEAST
THING. EVEN A CRACKER, CAVE
ME A BUflNINGAND I PELT BLOAT
KD.The DULL ACHING_.PAIN ACROSS
THE SMALL OP MY RACK made me
think I had Kidney trouble. MY EY'ES
UNDER DR, FIREY'S TREATMENT
I GAINED 12 POUNDS THE FIRST
MONTH. Now 1 feel first-rate. SLEEP
SOUND AND REFRESHING. EAT
WHAT T WANT WITHOUT ANY
TROUBLE. NOSE CLEAR, NO DRIP?
PING OF MUCUS IN THE THROAT.
NO HEADACHES, NO FOI L BREATH
or bad taste in the mouth, and life once
more Is a blesshw.
Cor. Linden avenue and Henry street,
Rooms S nnd 4 No. JT4 Main street, over
"The Hub." Specialties? CATARRH and
all diseases of Eye, Kar, Nose. Throat,
chest and Stomach.
Hours, 9 ?. m. to 12:30 p. m ; 2 p. to. to
6 p in. Sunday hours. 10:30 a. m. to 12.30
p. tin. Tuesday niRht. Thursday night and
'Saturday nltht. 7:45 p. in. to 8:15 p. m
CONSULTATION ALWAYS FREE.
Medicines furnished. Terms moderate.
Eyes examined for glasses Iroo of
You should not forget that DR.FIREY
IS THE ONLY PHYSICIAN in this city
WHO EXAMINES EYES FREE of
charge, EITHER FOR GLASSES OR
Acts as an anti?
dote for all the harm?
ful gases of the stom?
ach. A most delicious
beverage as well as a
potent specific for many
diseases. Nature's Remedy
for the Stomach, Kidneys and
Nerves. A glass in the morning,
fits you for the day's duties, aud
at night insures perfect rest.
Soratoca Arondttolt Wnter, for euloby grocers
and. druggists. (Special agent,
W. H. TERRY & CO., c7o?v'r
OUR FIRST A?TU
During; our recent great salr- we disposed of nearly all of our Spring
and Summer Clothing. There were about two hundred heavy-weight suits
which we reserved and did not offer for sale as they were out of season.
Now as Fall is here we will offer these suits at one-half their original cost.
They are in good condition, stylish, superior in finish and well made. We
could put them with our immense Fall Stock that is daily arriving and sell
them for their actual value, but we have decided to sacrifice them in order
that our stock may be entirely new.
These Suits run In sizes from 31 to It. and you ein get n fit.
The. goods consist of Casstmeres, Serges, Tricots, Black und Fancy Cheviots,
Cheeks und Plaids. The styles uro varied.
These values must claim your attention:
Men's Cassimore Suits,
Checks and plaids which sold <? i ?re
for $0.00. They now go at.4> I. I O
Men's Fancy Checked Suits.
Well mad" and durable whlcltT-? ")C
sold for $7.50. They now go at. ?P-J.-.-J
Men's Black and Fancy Cheviot Suits.
Very stylish and nicely trimmed, which
sold for J1?.00. They now fe'o^IJ 25
Checks and Plaids Which Sold For $6
Men's Plack Clay Worsted Suits, guar
anteod nil wool ?in sacks and cut-a-ways
which sold for $15.00. They go <?*^ <^g
Men'sAllWool CassimereExtra SizeSuits
Neat Pin Stripes and Staple colors,
which sold for $13.00. They now?^ 25
Hen's Fancy Stripsd and Checked
Double-breasted Vest, very nobby,
which was sold for $11.00. They**/ Cfi
now go at.?P? >yv
2213 MAIN STREET.
Opposite Academy of Music. - - Norfolk
Best Quality For the Least Money
Now Is the tlnie^o buy the odd pieces Of Furniture every housekeeper
ccssary after The general renovating of the home for the Fall and Wl
necessary after 'tne general renovating ui uiu noun: iui um ran mm ??"Inier.
We would be glad to have you call and examine our large line of now goods. If
there* Is anything to suit your fancy, and WO have the largest stock In the city
the price will please juu.
We have a splendid Conch, solid golden A flood Solid Oak Frame Bed Lounge,
osk "frame upholstered with best quality upholstered In valour, good complement
five-tone velour, spring .edges, 37 strong of springs bed covered with splendid
wrings, four rows of tufts, at $10.^0. ticking and a strong, woven-wlre spring,
Everything that Is new and beautiful In Carpets, Hugs, Mattings, Oil Cloths,
Linoleums, &c. All laid free of Charge,- - -
CASH OR CREDIT.
John B, Loughran, CREDIT
319 and 321 Church St.
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I ALBANY DENTAL PARLORS I
DeligMfutly Cool Parlors.
The attractions at our Ideal summer
Dental Parlors are:
1. Special Low Summer Pates.
2. Skilled workmanship in every depart
;;. Comfortable Painless and thoroughly
4. An unequalled perfect fuil plate at
JS.oO. Consultation free.
ALBANY DENTAL PARLORS,
374 MAIN STREET,
Over The Hub.
If the butcher does his duty and gives
you the class of meat your money en?
titles you to.
We can mako carving a pleasure, by
the excellence of oi'K Meat.) furnished.
J. S. Ball, Jr. &Co.,
.OPEN ALL DAY.
Special limited quantity of
FINEST HAVANA CICARS
For box trade at factory prices
Notice ! ^^^^HMM-.
Hambergor's Cut Rate Ticket Office ? ir?tog?B*
, B'??t'l tm STEEL STAMPS. RAH.
Ir-WXUCHl '*> BAGGAGt CMECM (
I**? mm ; CMtCKS ?r_*<i oticntM
IT10NS SEALS.AAJXiES. STENCIL 3?l
|MAMP INKS.PAOS. DATERS. rTC|
New Fall Finery
If you would see the new Hats, new Fancy Shirts,
new -Neckwear, new Fancy Vests, new Hosiery and the
other new-style inventions at their best you should
pay us a visit at once.
We've spared^no expense in collecting the most
inviting productions of the season.
We control ever so many exclusive ideas.
If you think you can see the "whole show" in
some other store you're mistaken, and you'll soon
awaken to the fact that we are to be reckoned with if
you would keep in touch with the style.
if v ^ur n m mm v 'w vsv v&r a y
HATTERS, TAILORS, FURNISHERS,
Cor. Main and Commerce.
NORFOLK TRUNK FACTORY,
172 CHURCH STREET, Wear Main,
Linen lined throughout
heavy steel bumpers, 3
-steel strap hinges, best
brass excelsior lock, 2
A\akes no difference what style bag- you
want, or what price you wish to pay,
we can suit you from 50c, 7?c,$l, ?2,
$h $4; $5, and up to $15.
0 (HUT tlMTQ At $\.& $2,$2.S0, $3,$4,
8 ?lll bfl?t? KiS s*
POCKET BOOKS, CARD CASES, HILL ROLLS, GOLF
PURSES, BILL BOOKS. The most complete stock in the city.
We Repair Old Trunks and Make them Good as New.
OLD 'PHONE, 113?.
_ _ ;?
5 A Ho
The Incandescent Electric
Light is distinctively a home
light. It furnishes the best
illumination for reading or
work in the evening.
-It is steady?no flutter?
ing?wind cannot blow it
out- no chimney to clean
?no bad odor-r-no waste.
Single globes or in clust?
ers, as you want them.
THE NORFOLK RAILWAY & LIGHT CO
OFFICE. S2-S1 PLUME STREET. TELEPHONE, 703.
WORKS?COVE STREET. TELEPHONE, 221.
% Weekly or Monthly Payments. *$
i*? Every honest person, rich or poor can buy
Diamonds, Watches, Jewelry, #
i& Clocks and Silver ware
for less money than at any other Jewelry Store in the City for %<?
i% cash. Give us a trial and be convinced. We aiso sell ?p
Give us a trial and be convinced.
j| Bicycles on Easy Weekly Payments. ||
WE GAN PLEASE YOU
*| ?. BErsHSlEITT Sc E3RO. ?
1 166-168-170 Church Street, Next to Main. j|
WHY USE G?HL FOR FUEL WHEN YOU CPSE&flS?
The Price of Coal is
Gas for fuel is $-1.00 per thousand cubic feet and the price
will not be raised. Over ?00 families in Norfolk
do their cooking by Gas.
Ranges rented or sold. -,
82-84 PLUME STREET.