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THURSDAY. MARCH 31, 1S0S.
GOVERN-ME N T A L ECONOMY.
The Springfield Republican of a recent
date contains the following paragraph:
The deputy collect, :tr of customs
at the pon of Pultneyville, -N. Y.,
has resigned. He informs th- treas?
ury department tint no money was
collected at th,- pott in ISO", and less
than $150 in all th, four years of his
occupancy of the office. 'His salary
for thai time aggrg-ited $-,S80. Thai
was what it cost to collect S150 in
revenue. The country is full of
these out-of-the-way and anti?
quated customs posts which cost far
more to maintain than (he revenue
they yield. One s cretary of the
treasury after another has appealed
lo Congress to ensoiidate the cus?
toms districts ami abolish these ri
purpo.-e. As patronage bosses Con?
gress m- n have a keen Interest in
maintaining all the public places
A short while ago it w,,s announced
with a great flourish of trumpets that
to order to reduce governmental ex?
penses it would be necessary to consol?
idate the ports of Norfolk und Newport
News. The foregoing item from our
Massachusetts contemporary is good
evidence of the lack of sincerity on the
part of the R, -publicans In their "econ?
omy" howl. While no Intelligent per?
son con object to ? proper s, i t of econ?
omy, il se. ins a little unjc.is: to jierivel
uate these Northern sine-cures while
aiming the pruning knife at Southern
ports which rank us high as Norfolk
and Newport News it: the commercial
Some persons find it difficult t>, un?
derstand why Senator Tillmon should
eulogize the lute Senator Earle, win ?,
during his life t in, , was one of Tin?
man's most bitter and determined ene
iWretSU^Tiiere is nothing at ail strange in
iMr. TIHmoit'c action in the matter. The
.South'Carolina Senator, beneath an un
;;;?outh exterior, has the kernel of true
limanliriess, and it requires no special
effort on his part Bo recognize noble
qualities in those who hupp- n to differ
from him on political questions. If
there were more men who could giaage
their opinions of men and things by the
standard of manhood rather thon par
tViiza.nry, many an unkind word would
I never be uttered, ar.d many a falsehood
..would never start on its blighting
With a great flourish o:' trumpets, the
.-Rypublicans -f the Hour* hel l a can
feterice Tuesday night and pretended
that they favor-d prompt and firm ac
: t?on in the Spanish-American crisis.
: Yesterday when Czar Read needed their
, votes to repudiate a precedent estab
lished by themselves, under his bad,
e fthey fell in line like sheep. Such par
stotizantry a: this time .s disgusting to
>ltrue Americans of all parties.
M One of the most severe blows yet
^struck against the proposition to form
pen Angiio-Arneriean alliance is Poet
:~?anreate Austin's effusion in favor of
I', the proposition. If the Britons really
I'jdeSired the alliance a royal ukase (or
"something else of thut kind) should
?(have been issued prohibiting Alfy from
I 'trespassing on the subject.
I In some sections the question of war
or peace is comparatively insignificant,
ifor the Basier 'bonnet now holds the
?etltpe of the stage.
- -It is almost incomprehensible that Mr.
jSfcKinley should even consider the sug
l^est?on that he act as S&aln's ipal in the
e ',f buncoir.g the Cubans.:
FIGHTING bob speaks OUT.
He Says ?McKinley Can't HuM Back
Ith? People*?Feurs For Lee's .Safety.
(New y.irk Sun.)
TAIMiPA. FL.A.. March 28.?"Fighting
Bob" Evans, captain of the battleship
Iowa. s|K?nt today fh Tampa on hlie .way
to Kev West to take command of his
ilh.i.p. iHe talked freely on the present
strained relations between th:i- country
?and Spain. Resa>rd'in'g tie Mia'ine he
i'The mine which wrecked Uhe ship
wais placed there by Spanish "HI' ? !".
and was Sprung by some on.- fiitn liar
with its location and the wires leading
t.. .it. I don't say thai t'he Spaniards
knew olf tlie plot to blow up t'he M line,
but the fact that it was in Havana
thiaii'bor is- suffWicn't to hold the Span?
iards rcsp-.iisi.hle. The President, in my
opinion, 'will find it impossible to hold
Congress und the people in check until
next full, as- it is his evident desire w
do. und I t'liink there 'will be war. and
that verv sn''rt'lj'.
"I would also lie willing to wager that
if war is declared attempts wrll be
made to assassinate Consul Genen:?
. The defense dotig the Florida
?t are in 1>ad condition, and the lack
de'fense at many important places
leaves them at uhe entire mercy of an
invading Meet. Tampa and Port Tampa
ou l b. shelled . I *? ??? ' '" s"
?once c.nld i-.ac.li here, if any little war
i-cesel dared the experiment. The Sp-n
ish tor-polo lloti'lla shorn Id be stopp, d at
ill hazards and the knockout 1*>?'
truck by the United States first."
LOST-Lcrg: r.l . '. i -1 s \ r "?' E?
pin, going from Warwick Theatre to
la to' Warwick Theatre. _ marliO-at.
?PBItMAN'BMT, transient and table
board, bright, pleasant rooms at rea?
sonable rates. Apply to MRS. JOHN
AV. GREAiNER, mb Twenty-seventh
str-et, near West avenue. mar30-Gt*
I THE person who took the wroiv- hilt at
the Casino Wedr.esl.iy night will
please r ?:u.-i the hat mark to f .>
Box 62S. -nar :=0-2t.
I IFOR RENT?Office on ground. 11".>r in
Citizens & Marin?? Bank building,
lately occupied by Htrndon .t Henlej ;
'liest location in city. Apply W. B.
VEST, Cashier. mar 23-t:.
WANTED?By family of three adults,
four or live rooms, or smal! house, for
light housekeeping. Address "Prompt
Pay," this office. ? lit.
FOR 'RENT?NICELY FlfRNISHE'D
rooms. Apply at 133 Thirty-fourth
AV ANTED?'BOARDERS FOR HO..IE
like, pleasant rooms. Hot and cold
J Hot Dinner Sent to Shipyard.
MRS. M. E. Hi IS WELL.
106 Twenty-seventh street.
called communication or Bre~
tiK.nd Lodge No. I'll, A. F. & A.
M? will be held on
TIHiUHtSiDAY. MARCH 31. 1SHS.
at 8 o'ctoUk P. M. AVbrk in the third
I di?8Toe. Visiting brethren' fratennal'ly
in v. ted.
By order of W. AI.
r. T. MARABLE.
I NATIONAL SOLDIER'S Hi i.\! 10. ELTZ
A1BETH CITY COUNTY, VIRGINIA.
TRE.V.S'UREIIt'S OFFICE, 30TiH
IMAM ti'll, 1S?S.
Sealed proposals ?will be received
at this office until 11! o'clock noon
j Tuesday, lt!th April, 1S9S, for furnish
la.bor and material for repairs, or
[Minting of buildings on the grounds if
tlhe Southern branch, Nu.tiona'l Home
for D. V. S., jf follows, viz: Hospital
iPatviiioiis, NifiVse*' Cottage, Barrack
und K. Plans and sp v-ifications >in.
examined inol 'blank proposals with
full information as t.. manner oC Ii d
? ling. etc.. eon be obt.iined.it i his office.
? liids must be made on Conns provided,
id must lie accompanied bv a certified
| cheek, payable to i he undensiigiicd
treasurer, fkw at least five per centum
>f Uhe aimouni thereof, which olic-k will
lie forfeited' t" t'he 'National Home for
D. V. S.. an case the successful bidder
refuses or fails to enter into contract
is required. The right is reserved to
-??j.-ct tiny or all bids, or to waive In?
formalities therein. Envelopes co/ita u
?n'g piopisuls should l>,. endorsed "l'ro
>ot-als for Repairs." and addressed p.
WIM. THOMPSl i.N.
L-Vppivved: 1'. T. WOODFIN.
Proposals for School Building.
The Hoard of School Trustees of
Newport .News. Vu.. Invite proposals for
building an eighteen room 'High School
.building. Settled proposals accompa?
nied by certified check tor tf.ldU? w.ii Lv
received up io
7 O'CLOCK 1'. M. ON APRIL ilt'fl. 1S..S.
The right is reserved to rej. ct any or
all bids tendered. Plans and Sipe, idea?
tions may 1?- seen on and after March
30ih at the office ..f I'. Thornton Ma rye.
architect, Braxton buiidiug, Newport
Proposals for heating the above i.uii.I
ing by indirect steam or indirect fur - '-.
system arc also invited.
W. E. BARRETT,
Clerk of Board of School Trusb-es,
?Newjiort News, V
I hereby announce myself ea a can?
didate for the office of mayor of the
c?'Uy of 'Newport News, Va., subject to
the decision of the Deimocratilc primary.
Marth 26th, 1S9S.
'At the solicitation of my friends I
I hereby announce myself as a candidate
for tbe Common Council from the
Fourth ward, subject to the action of
the Democratic primary.
E. I. FORD.
At the solicitation of my friends, .'
hereby announce my.-?.f a candidate
for renotnination to he catv council
FROM THE FOUH'fll'WAKD,
Subject to t'he Dein e ratic primary.
GEO. E. VIA.
At the soiifiitaluon of an.y friends and
I upon information that Mr. J. A. W.U
?lett wi'?l not be a candidate for re-elec?
tion, I hereby announce myself a ean
?d'idafe for the Cou ncil firoim Fifth waird,
subject to the Democratic primary.
e. w. robinson.
Not having been sufficiently urg .1
before this io announce myself a cundi
date lor councilman in the Fifth ward
1 have decided'not to wait on my friends
any longer and now take this methoi
of doing so, subject to the Democrat!
primary of April 2St'h, l-S'.is.
id. a. l. Powell.
W? have this 10th day of March, 1898,
appointed iM. H. Morgan our agent to
conduct our furniture buWness at iNew
port 'New?, Va., with no authority to
buy or malte any contract whatever ex?
cept contract of sale of house furnieto
lns goods. . IRVINQ BROS.
in ?et what you want at LASH'S?from a joint of stove
pipe to a diamond ring. The latest patterns of all modern
house furnishing goods and at prices tosuit every one. If
you are not quite ready to buy yet. come in and look
around?it costs you nothing to lock?then you can get an
idea what you want to furnish your house with.
Tear up your old carpets and put down nice fresh mattings and
buy them here, liver liUO rolls to 6elect from.
Your butter will melt and your m?-ats and vegetables spoil with?
out a refrigerator. We have the Parson, Hiebest on the market.
Save money, worry and meat by using a I'arBOn.
Ladies, you don't have to burn your self and your husband's
motic) up this summer cooking on an old coal stove. We can fur?
nish you with the famous Dangler oil or gasoline stove. jS'o ashes,
no beat, no coal bills. Perfectly safe and cheap. Every one guar?
Baby carriages- the celebrated Heywood. The kind that don't
need pushing-(o be sold. I f you use any at, all use a Heywood, or
else carry the child, for children don't make smart men and women
unless rolled in a Heywood carriage.
We take pains in selecting good, serviceable and stylish goods.
Our stock is more complete tbau ever. Our prices are merely noth?
ing compared with other stores. Our time is yours to show you the
goods, and we will give you good terms on what you buy. IN'ow we
could not be any more liberal unless we would give you the goods.
We wont du that, but we will give them to you on such easy terms
that you will never miss what you pay for them.
Know the Place-2803 and 2805 WasHinQton ave.
Ttt&RE, IS ONLY ONE
Incandescent and I
Bell Wiring done j
?GOLD STORAGE, on short notice,
fTRG LIGHTS Inspection guar^ |
?Incandescent, Llylits, ; anteed.
METER OR CONTRACT
f po wer. i "~~r_^r~
?Peninsula Electric Light and Power Co. ?
NEWPORT NEWS, VA. jff
? , ?
(Board of Directors meet third Tuesday in each month.)
Tue LauiiGimi? Edition
Contains a graphic description of the great naval
event at the shipyard Thursday, together with
copiously illustrated descriptive articles about
the shipyard, the cit}* of Newport News, the
light between the Alabama and Kearsarge, the
United States Navy and many other interesting
features. The edition is printed on book paper
and is the handsomest publication ever issued in
Newport News. Send a copy to your friends at
Price 5 Gents,
Ft 1- THE Ol
IzL OF PUBLICATION.
The public is Invited to call ut our s,ii>rei and Jnspect our beautiful stock ot
premiums. New gods are coming in daily and' it you w.sh a handsome pre?
sent ABSOLUTELY WITHOUT DOST Deal with tne meretMims wiho give
trading stamps. Pay cost f ,r your goods and begin to collect at once. Do not
be afraid you will have panlly (11.ed looks left on your hands, for we will re?
d-cm every trading stamp Issued oy 311 erehnnte. P,e sure you take advant?
age of our liberal offer and get a cabinet photograph of th-> unfortunate bat?
tleship Maine simply by showing your stamp book in which you must have
pasted two pages of stampB.
I When Visiting Phoebus Gal! at I
Ladles and Gents dining parlor. S
Meals at all hours, also lodging, fi
Wines, Liquors and Cigars. $
THOS. ft. DOUGHTY, J
Formerly proprietor of Rallroal ft
House, Newport News. Your ?
patronage solicited. Give us a *
2 Mellen street, near Mallory. W
g PHOEBUS. VA. J
DR. E. J. APPLEWHITE,
Dfllce, Harwood Building, Washington
ivenue, near Twenty-*#ventih' street,
ly-7-ly . Newp&t News, Va.
M you suffer from pains In your eyes
and head consult
IA/. G. PETTUS,
?,,.., ^ e EYE SPECIALIST. T
2603 Washington-ive..r.ev.port News.Va.
He makes an ejo.n.lnati n of your eyes
ascertaining Just what Is needed In the
way of glasses, t -dleal treatment, etc.
1h costs you noLhmg?other specialist*
charge you from q to j10. Examination
iree. and satisfa;tion guaranteed. No
chaigo Is made f)r visits to the houses
12f Wtlm*.* inJ3di .ity or Hampton. Of
ligfefP^fttoK f,core,2603 Washington
iS^a^" O?0* ' ours: 9 to 1 a. m., und
)Jo Get Money
Sell Pure Drugs for It.
We are leaders In the city
Sell good cigars for it.
We have the finest line In
Sell Tenney's candies for It.
We sell the only genuine
In the oity.
Sell cut flowers for It.
We are the only place
that handle them.
Sell toilet articles for it.
We have the best assort?
ment in the city.
is our specialty.
Send us yours.
Wm. 6. Burgess,
Bear Paw Buffte,
448 TWENTY-EIGHTH STREET,
Q W. Todd, Proprietor.
A Gentleman's Place.
Here are a Sew of my specialties:
I Old Virginia Mountain Brands,
Old Clemmer Honey Blossom,
Braddock's Maryland Rye,
Sherwood Montice.lo, Jlonongahela,
Hopewell Sour Mash, Old Crow,
Taylor's Hand-made Sour Mash,
j Oscar Pepper, J. E. Pepper,
j Jefferson Club, Guckenhelmer,
Murry Hill Club, Old Kentuck,
Our Pet Eastern Rye,
Shenandoah and1 North Carolina Apple
j pie Brandy. The most approved brands
of rum, gin, cordials, etc.. blackberry.
Sherry, Wild Cherry Wine and Port
Wines. The finest brands of union ma-ie
cigars. Everything first-class.
Qo to the Bear Paw Buffet for one of
The sale of our ad
I vance styles of soring
hats. We again have
complete stock of
sizes in all shapes.
are the equal of any
in the world. Price
$3.00 and $4.00.
Anticipate Your Wants
Buy a suit and over?
coat if you need it or
not. You can save at
east a third of the
value, even if you have
to put them away for
Clothier. Shoer and
Offered to anyone bringing ma a Watch h
cannot put !n first-claw order.
?. J. H?USER, . . .
.... WnTGHES AND JEWELRY
Vo. 208 Twenty-eighth Street.
a.usr23-6 a> H6wport News, Va
To do all of the clothing
business this Spring, but we
want to get a good share of
it. We ure preparing our
stock to meet the require?
ments of the most fastidious
men in the city. When you
think proper to get your
Ready Made Suit, do not
IF YOU intend to have
your suit made to measure
for Easter, leave your order
with us NOW. We are pre?
paring to show you a very
handsome line of fabrics, and
guarantee satisfaction in flit,
Bhape and workmanship.
We ex ect to sell you your
Don't Disappoint us.
2G00 Washington avenue.
G. B. WEST, President, D. S. JONES, VIce-President. W. B. VEST, Caanier.
Citizens and Marine Bank
OF NEWPORT NEWS, YA.
CAPITAL $50,000. SURPLUS $15 OOO
PAID IN DIVIDENDS, $15,500.
A general banking business. Every facility offered for aafa and prompt
transaction of business on favorable terms. The aocounta of Corporations,
Firms and Individuals solicited. Special attention given -"o collections. (Drafts
drawn on all parts of the world. ,
A SPECIAL SAVINGS DEPARTMENT.
INTEREST ALLOWED ON DEPOSITS OF 51 AND UPWAiRD.
G. B. West, H. E. Parker, T. M. Benson, J. B. Jennings, L. P. St earner
E. T. Ivy, D. S. Jones, A. C. Garret*. J. M. Curtis.
W. A. Post, President. J. R. Swinerton, Vice-Presldent. J. A. Wlllett, Cashier
FIRST NATIONAL BANK
OF NEWPORT NEWS.
I CAPITAL $100,000- SURPLUS $27,000
W. A. Post, J. R. Swinerton, M. B. Crowoll, M. V. Dougtaty,
R. G. Bicfcfosd. C. B. Orcutt, t. Eugene White, J. A- Willart.
Accounts of banks, corporations, merchants. Individuals and firms Invited.
We offer depositors every accommodit Ion which their balances, business and
responsibility warrant. Sell our owa drafts drawn on all principal cities ot
SAFE DEPOSIT BOXES FOR RENT.
SCHMELZ BROS., BANKERS
NEWPORT NEWS. VA.
DO A GENERAL BANKING BUSINESS.
Accounts of Individuals, firms and corporations solicited.
Collections made on all parts of the country. Foreign exchanges bought
[ and sold at lowest rates. Foreign drafts issued on all parts of tha world.
IN OUR DIME SAVINGS DEPARTMENT
I Deposits received from 1-0 cents to J5.000.0d and Interest allowed at the rat* of
4 PER CENT. PER AN1NTJM.
SAFETY DE-POSIT BOXES FOR RENT.
Only safety boxes In the city secured by time looks.
'Now located at corner of Washington avenue and Twenty-eighth street,
over Ideal Pharmacy.
Office Hours 9 A. M. to 5 P. Si. Sunday*, 9 A. M. to 12 M.
WOOOD SET.TPPTIJ8 DOLLARS
jBEST SET:.1 LL I fl8 ?OLLARS
<l PARTIAL SETS. 1 ? .rN FtROPORTTON
4 BRIDGE WORK AND CROWNS, t% KARAT GOLD, ?6.00 PER TOOTH. ?
? ' EXTRACTING!.25 cents |>
My first aim Is to give patron? tihe
Sbc-st of everything, and 1 aim able to
jjdo tbia chea'per tfhan otbers be
tcaius?e of fime saving a.ppl ianc-cs,
iim proved metihods and a'large prac
Jtfce conducted on business iprinoi
Iples.?Cataphort-sis for pa.inlcs-3 fi'li
PAINLESa EXTRACTING..50 cents
SITjVER FTULING.60 cents up
GOLD FILLING.?1.00 up.
TEETH CLEANED.75 cents.
If you want a building lot
Buy it of the
Old Dominion Land Company
Lots for sale on easy terms in all sections of the
Finely located business lots on Washington ave.
Farms for sale or rent in Elizabeth C'ty, War?
wick and York Counties.
Old Dominion L?and Company*
ROOM NO. 11.
FIRST NATIONAL BANK BUILDING.
OFFICE OPEN UNTIL 8 P. M.
VA. TRANSPORTATION CO.,
W. R. SOULL, Manager.
Freight, Baggage, Safes and Furni?
ture Carefully and Promptly Moved.
All kinds of Hauling done at low
?PHONIC MS* P. O. BOX 141.
a. B. 8WINIBTON, Manage*-.
HPKCIAL RATKS TO COMMERCIAL
AMERICAN AND HUKOPEAN