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News, Va., as second-class matter.
SATURDAY, MAY 7, 1898.
? ? AS SEEN BY SPAIN.
El Imparclal, a newspaper published
in Madrid, has a correspondent who
knows some remarkable things. The
following samples from a recent letter
published in that paper will give a
""faint conception of the wonderful
scope of his knowledge:
"The only powder mill on the Amer?
ican continent capable of producing
smokeless powder has been destroyed.
Thus the Americans have no way of
reloading their heavy ordnance, as
black or brown powder cannot be used
"Then the states which were counted
on to furnish the men for the war find
themselves handicapped by a threat?
ened Indian uprising. The regular
army has been withdrawn and the sav?
ages have already taken the warpath.
In the state of Ohio, Illinois and Iowa
the citizens have adready been called
out to protect their western frontiers
from the raids of the wild men.
In the District of Columbia the
militia guard has refused to serve. The
guard was ordered out by the Presi?
dent, and when it was discovered thai
it was to go into camp and drill for
war purposes it disobeyed the otlicers
and returned to the capital.
'The $50,000,000 voted for the war
have not been collected, and a bill is
now before Congress providing m<*ans
to borrow money with which to tight
From the foregoing it seems that
"Uncle Sam is in a pretty bad condition.
Unfortunately for Spain, Commodore
Dewey and his men utterly failed to
realize the dreadful condition of af?
fairs and persisted in illustrating their
firm belief In the theory that the Stars j
and Stripes make nice decorations for
the flagpoles of Spanish forts. We
fear our esteemed Spanish contempo?
rary will find it exceedingly difficult to
make the Americans believe its re?
ports of the condition of affairs.
Americans are very "set" in their
opinions concerning the resources and
greatness of their nation.
"The United States is a republic,"
?aid Senor Sagasta in addressing the
Cortes Tuesday, "yet it employs to?
ward Spain a policy of a kind so base
that the world has never seen before.
It does not dare make war face to
face." Perhaps the Spanish Prenrtei
has information to the efTect that the
Cape Verde fleet has spent days and
Weeks in a vain search for Admirai
Sampson's squadron, or he may have
learned from some private source that
. the Manila fleet was destroyed by
bursting boilers, the patriotic Spanish
engineers forcing steam up beyond the
: safe point in a vain endeavor to catch
-' the fleet squadorn under Commodore
Dewey. If the distinguished Spanish
-.: sta.teman has any such information,
. however, he should give it out. An as
'?:?', sertion like the one he made to the
Cortes loses much of its weight unless
backed up by a few confirmatory de
It has not yet been officially an
' siounced whether or not ex-Minister
P Bayard will endorse these kind vle"ws
: '. now Being expressed concerning Amer
V Sea and Americans by the English
; press and people.
' There can be no doubt that the Span
iards are willing to acknowledge that
;.'. it "never rains but It pours."
It is quite likely that there will soon
. be several additions to Spain's already
' Sarge submarine fleet.
: The Spanish soldiers have gal bad one
"Victory. They succeeded in capturing
Madrid. . . I. j?jjfi3BMHBBB
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enth or twenty-sixth streets, or on
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WANTED?Small improved farm near
Newport News or Hampton: no
swamp land; must be a bargain for
cash. H. MACKAY, Hewlett. Va.
FOR RENT?Two or throe rooms, fur?
nished or unfurnished. with bath
room and water. _ 4301 Lafay. Ue
avenue. " may B-ilt.*
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ly situated on the water: especially
desirable for children. Address I'. O.
Lock Box 264, Hampton. Va. myfifit*
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accommodation at 215 Forty-fifth
street. Board unsurpassed; German
and English spoken.
my 4-3l-lu,th & sat.
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boarders. Location convenient to
Dry Dock and near Washington ave?
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Apply Box 512, City. myl-lw.
WAJSTTTED?EVEUtY ONE TO KNOW
I have the largest stock of buggies
and .surreys in town. 234 an<l 2.1?.
Twenty-fifth street. 'New and did
Pihone. W. E. ROUSE,
WANTED?BOARDERS FOR HC.I E
llke, pleasant rooms. Hot and cold
Hot Dinner Sent to Shipyard,
MRS. M. E. DOSWELL,
106 Twenty-seventh street.
Sealed .proposalls will be received at
my office until 12 o'clock Tuesday,
May 17, 18S8, for the collection and re
mornail of the ndght soil otf tlhe oity
for a. period of one year beginning June
1st, tfhe Common Council reserving tlhe
rlsiht to reject any or all proposal.
For specifications see contract of 1897
with J. A. IMassfe, city clerk.
SAIM'L. W. HOBSON. M. D.
apl-14-30-t Heallth Officer.
Sealed proposals will be received at
my office until 12 o'clock May 17, 18H8,
for the collection and removal of the
garbage and waste of the city for a
period of one year, beginning June 1st,
the common council reserving the right
to reject any or all proposals. For
specifications apply to J. A. MASSIE,
SAML. W. HOBSON, M. D.,
National Soldiers' Home, Va.
April 27th, 18D8.
TREASURER'S i ?FFICE.
Sealed proposals will be received at
this office until noon Thursday, 12th
May, I8a8. for the extension of the pipe
trench connected with the steam plant
of the Southern Branch National
Home for D. V. S. Bids aggregating
over $500.00 must be accompanied by a
certified check, payable to the under?
signed treasurer, for at least 5 per
centum of the amount thereof, which
check will be forfeited to the National
Home for D. V. S., in case the suc?
cessful bidder refuses or fails to enter
Into contract as required, otherwise
to be returned to bidder. The right is
reserved to reject any or all proposals,
or to waive Informalities therein.
Specifications and full Information can
be obtained on application. Envelopes
containing proposals should be en?
dorsed, "Propnsnln for Extension of
Trench" and addressed to the under?
Treasurer and Acting Governor,
my 4 and 7.
G. B. A- Booker, Lessee a.nd Mgr.
EiNGAGlEM EXT t) F
IVSr- James Young
AND HIS COMPANY OF PLAYERS,
MONDAY EVENING. MAY 9TH.
TUESDAY EVENING, MAY 10TH,
WEDNESDAY EVENING, MAY 11th
THE LADY OF LYONS.
Admission: .... 25, 35. 50. 75c and $1.00.
fViackey s Cafe
J. MAOKEY, Propriktor.
Tbe Best.Knova Saloon Man
la Newport Neva, ? ? ? ?
fUtfiST EXPORT BEER MflDB.
Comfortable Pool and Billiard
Parlors Adjoining Cafe.
R. J, MAOKEY.
You Have Earned
Uncle Sam says to Cuba Libre, and
we say to lovers of good Bread and
Fine Cakes that we have earned our
reputation as manufacturers of the
choicest and most delicious Ice Cream
by using nothing but tbe finest and
purest material and selling at a rea?
A. B. WILHiNK,
217 Twenty-seventh street, near Wash?
Of Prices on
Another one of our daring feats which is as
bonafide as the glorious victory of Manila.
Ladies' Tan. Genuine Viol Kid, Lace
Shoes, in all the latest styles, every
pair guaranteed, solid leather, regular
value $l.r?0. for this week only. 98c.
Ladles' Tan, Genuine Goat, Coin Toe.
Oxfords, regular value $1.25, for this
week only, 75c.
Ladies' Tan and Black Viel Kid,
Sill's Besting Top Oxfords. regular
value $2.00, for this week only, $1.25.
Ladies' Tan and Black Imported Viel
Kid. Hand Turned Lace Shoes, In all
the leading styles, regular value $3.00,
for this \v?ek only, $19?.
Infant's Tan. Viel Button Shoes, all
solid leather, regular value 50c, for this
Infant's Imported Tan Viel. In but?
ton or lace. SUR Besting Top, regular
value 75c. for this week 50c.
Youth's Tan Viel Lace Shoes, all
solid leather, regular Talue $1.50, for
this week 98c.
Men's Tan. Russian .Leather. Lace
Shoes. In all the leading styles, regu?
lar value $2.00. for this week $1.48.
Men's Tan. Vici, Sill's Resting Top.
Hand Welted. In Coin and Bulldog
Tops, regular value $3.50, for this week
Men's Tan. Patent Leather. Hand
?Welted Shoes, in all the leading styles,
regular value $1.50, for this week $3.00.
This Is the chance of the season. We
closed a deal last week whereby we
are in possession of 50 dozen Men's
French Balbrlggan and Fancy Sum?
mer Underwear that breaks all previ?
ous records of buying. We will put
them on sale this week at 25c, but they
cannot be duplicated for less than 50c.
The Up'tcDate Shoe, Hat and Gents' Furnishing Store
2906 \Al ashington Aue,, Newport News, Va.
Extraordioary Offer to the Housekeers of New?
[For the Next Ten Days the Newport News Gas Conv
pany will Distribute 100 Gas Cooking Stoves on the
Most Reasonable Terms Ever Offered.
Those who do not care or cannot afford to buy a gas
stove out-right, can arrange with us to obtain a beautiful
-as range by making a- very small cash payment and
twelve monthly payments of one dollor (f> 1) per month, at
the end of which time the range belongs to them. Hange
I set up in kitchen ready for use. No dirt! No dust! Nc
coal to bring in! No ashes to take up and carry out!
On it the linest lady in the land can prepare her meal?
jand not become soiled. Much cheaper than coal or wood!
Ami oh, what a comfort, husbands, toyourwives who pre?
pare your meals over steaming coal ranges during tht
long hot days of summer. If you wish to economize, bnj
a gas range ; the saving over coal will pay for it in a few
months. If your house is piped but has no fixtures wt
will make connection for use of the gas stove. This offei
is limited to 100 stoves.
For further information call at office, Braxton Building
Newport News Gets Company
By W. S. BO WEN, Superintendant
^ PURE ICE,
METER OR CONTRACT
; ARC, JSC
i Incandescent and
! Bell Wiring done
ion short notice.
Peninsula Electric Light and Power Co.
NEWPORT NEWS, VA.
(Board of Directors meet third Tuesday in each month.)
''* you suffer from pains In your eye*
and head consult
UV. G. PETTUS
EYE SPECIALIST. ?
I 2603 Washington av?.,f ev.port News.Va.
lie makes an exan.tnati n of your eyes,
I ascertaining Just what is needed In the
way of glasses, nvtijical treatment, etc
Th. costs you nothing?other specialists
charge you from ?1 to $10. Examination
free, and satisfaction guaranteed. No
ehai'ge is made for visits to the houses
of patients in this -ity or Hampton. Of?
fice in Klor'e dm* s ore,2603 Washington
avenue. Office ours: 0 to 1 a. m., und
I to I p. a ?et 9 J m
THE BUCKR0E BEACH HOTEL.
Is situated on Hampton Roads in
sight of .Fort Monroe, where electric
cars meet incoming and outgoing
steamers. This delightful summer re?
sort will be
_ OPENED MAT 2. 1888._
The hotel has been enlarged. Per?
fect sanitary condition and plumbing.
Bathing is unexcelled. Fishing and
boating unrivalled. No malaria. The
cool breezes of the Atlantic Electric
cars every 15 minutes for Fort Monroe,
Hampton and Newport News. No liq?
uors sold or gambling permitted. Pic?
nic parties allowed the use of the
mammoth pavllllon during the day.
Music every night except Sunday.
For terms apply to
CHARLES H. HEWINS. Manager,
Buck Roe Beach Hotel,
apr 27-Sm. j ; ; ;
perhaps, every one will
come to the conclusion that it is cheap?
er and better to buy Fire Insurance
than to be left without a home, store
If you have reached that wise con?
clusion, let us write a policy. The ad?
vantages of insuring with this office
are numerous, the most prominent be?
ing prompt and liberal adjustment of
We do a Fire, Life and general in?
MARYE & BOYNTON,
_Room No. 1, Draxton Building.
E. W. JOHNSON
CONTKACTOK and liuiLDKH
NEWPORT NEWo. VA..
Plans ami Specifications Prepared or
HOUSE! WORK A SPHtCIALT?
rP HE NORFOLK. & WASHINGTON
t JL STEAMBOAT COMPANY.
The New and Powerful Iron Falac?
Steamers, Newport Newa, Washington
ta<l Norfolk, will leave dally a? follows
Steamers leave Portsmouth, foot
of North etrett at. &:?0 p. m
Leave Norfolk, fco' of Kathews
street f?.t._(: 10 p. m
Leave Old Point at. 7:20 p. m
Arrive Washington at. 8:46 a- m
B. & O. R R. PENN. R. R.
Leave Washington at S:00 a in 7:20 a ru
Arrive Philadelphia at 11:10 a m 10:40 a rn
Arrive New York at 2:00 p m 1:23 p m
South bound, B. & O. U. U. l'enn. It. H
Leaves New lurk at 11:30 a at 1:00 p u>
Leaves Philadelphia at 1:33 p m 3:13 p
j Arrives in Wavunglen 4:30 p m 6:1b p n.
Steamers leave Washington at 7:00 p i.
Arrive Fortress Monroe at ?:3t a c
Arrive Norfolk a'. 7:81 a -
Arrive Portsmouth at 6:00 a u
The trip down the historic Potomac rivt
and Chesapeake bay on the elegant steamer
ol this Company is unsurpassed. TL
I steamers are joi-.parativeiy new, bavin
been built in loU. and are fitted up iu tb
most luxuriant meaner, with electric lightt
'?all >elle and sie&a, heat in each room. Th
?jbbluS are supplied with every delicacy o
he season iroiu lL.2 markets ol Washin^'.o
i"o; lurtz" Information apply tc
D. J. CALLA H A_N, Aasr.t.
OLD DOMINION STEAMSHIP CO.
DAILY SERVICE BETWEEN
NEW YORK AND VIRGINIA POINTS.
The elegant passenger steamships
I Jamestown, Guyandotte, Princess
Anne, Old Dominion, leave New York
every day except Sunday at 3:00 P. M.
I for Norfolk and Newport News, touch?
ing at Fortress Monroe on the south?
The ships of this line leave Norfolk
I for New York direct every day except
I Sunday at 6:30 o'clock.
A short, delightful and Invigorating
First-class, straight, including
meals and berth . $ S.00
First-class, round trip, includ?
ing meals and berth . 13.00
l Steerage without subsistance .... 4.50
Steamer Luray arrives from Smith
field and leaves for Norfolk daily ex?
cept Sunday, at S:30 A. M. Returning
leaves Norfolk from Bay Line wharf
every day except Sundav at 3 P. M.
M. B. CROWELL, Agent.
CHESAPEAKE A OHIO RAIL W A"?
Twr TRAINS UAF.Y FOR WASH
INGTON. TWO THROUGH TRAINS'
I FO*t CINCINNATI.
In EFFECT JANUARY 5. 1898.
WESTWARD. 1 No. 1 | Mo. t
Lv. Newport News 8:00 a.
Ar. Richmond 111:15 a..
Ar Washington *3:10 p.
Lv. Richmond 2:16 p.
Ar. CharlottesvUls 6:41 p.
Ar. CliftOB Forg# 8:67 p.
Ar. Hot Spring? .
Ar Runceverte S:61 p.
Ar. White Sulp. Bpgs i flag
Ar. Huntington I t:2? fc;
Ar. Cincinnati [ 7:55 a.
Ar Louisville 111:00 a.
?Except Sunday. Other time dally.
No. 1 Old Point to Cincinnati end
Louisville daily. Parlor oaj Old Point
to Richmond and Pullman sleeping oai
Richmond for Cincinnati, Louisville and
I St. Louis. Meals served on dining cat
, west of Gordonsvhle. Connects at Rich
I raomd for Lynch burg and Lexington.
No. E for Cincinnati daily. Puiimac
I sleepers Old Point to Hin ton, W. Vs.,
and Gordonsvilie to Cincinnati and
Louisville. Meals served on din lug can
west of Gordons>iile._
For I No. 1 I No. 4
Norfolk._I Dally, j Dally.
I Lv. Newport News I 11:06 a. I ?:<M p.
I Ar Norfolk I 12:06 p. 7:80 p.
At. Portsmouth_j 12:18 p. j 7:16 P.
For ! No. 1 I No. 4
Old Point j Daily. | Dally.
Lv. Newport News
Ar. Old Point
11-06 a. J ?:00 p.
11:28 a. 8:23 p.
11:B? a. f C:S0 p.
Steamer Loulre leaves Portsmouth
iaily at 7:40 A. M. am. S P. fvL; leaves
Norfolk 8 A. M. and 3:30 P. M. for New
For tickets, rotes and other Informa?
tion, apply to E. W. Robinson, ticket
agent, Newport News, Va., ojr John D.
Potts, assistant general passans?
\f ERCHANTS & MINERS TRANS?
IT! PORTATION CO.'S STEAMSHIP
LINES FOR BOSTON, PROVI?
Leave Newport News via Norfolk for
Boston every Monday, Wednesday and
Friday, sailing from Norfolk at 6 P.
M. Leaves for Providence May 2nd,
6th, 10th, 14th, 18th, 23rd, 27th and 31st.
Leave Newport News for Baltimore
Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays
at 5 P. M., connecting for Washington,
Philadelphia and New York. Fare to
Baltimore, one Way, $3.00; round trip.
$5.00," including stateroom berth. Ac?
commodations and cuisine unequalled.
Freight and passengers taken for all
points north and east.
For further information apply to
L, C. SAUNDERS. Agent,
Newport News, Va.
W. P. TURNER, G. P. A.
J. C. WHITNEY, T. M.
General Office, Baltimore, Md.
rP HE STEAMER S. A M'CALi
JL will leave Newport New* with bott
'reighrt and passengers for Petersburg
every Monday, Wednesday and Friday
about T:15 A. M, and. will leave Newport
News for Norfolk every Tuesay, Thurs
day-and Saturday about 3:30 P. M.
Will leave Norfolk eva*y Monday.
Wednesday and Thursday at ? A it.
sharp, " J. W. PH7T.TJIP3
J <: . ; i Owner.
This week marks the fifth year of
oar business career in Newport News,
and we propose making it a gala
week in clothing selling if lowness in
price can persuade trade in our
WE HAVE MARKED
* 9.00 Suits to $4.75.
WE HAVE MARKED
$12.(0 Suits to $6.75.
WE HAVE MARKED
$1.00 Pants to 35c
WE HAVE MARKED
$1.50 Hats to 78c.
AVE HAVE MARKED
50c Underwear to 25c.
WE HAVE MARKED
75c Shirts to 48c.
WE HAVE MARKED
$5.00 Children Suits to $3.00.
WE HAVE MARKED ? *"
DOcKnee P~nts to 25c.
WE HAVE MARKED
50c Working Shirts to 32c.
WE HAVE MARKED
$7.00 Mackintoshes to $3.50.
We have marked everything in stock?Clothing,
Hats, Furnishings, Trunks and Umbrellas?at cor?
respondingly low prices in honor of our anniver?
sary for one week only.
The Banner Clothier
2(300 Washington avenue.
WAR OK NO WAR
2517 Washington avenue, nearly opposite P. O.,
can sell you a paper of pins or needles for lc. ma?
chine oil 5c, overalls 49c, shirts 25, 35 and 50c,
knee pants 25c, etc., children's dresses 25c, cor?
sets, laces, hamburgs, china, glass and tinware,
tovs and notions of all kinds. Call and examine
our stock. SUE M. GAR ROTT & CO.
G. B. WEST, President. D. S. JONES. Vice-Presldent. W. B. VEST, Cashier.
Citizens and Marine Bank
OF NEWPORT NEWS, VA.
SURPLUS $15 OOO
PAID IN DIVIDENDS, $15,500.
A general banking business. Every facility offered for safe and prompt
transaction of business on favorable termj. The accounts 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 Cl AND UPWARD.
G. B. West, H. E. Parker, T. M. Benson, J. B. Jennings, L. P. Stearnes,
E. T. Ivy, D. S. Jones. A. C. Oarrett. J. M. Curtis.
W. A. Post, President J. R. Swinerton, VIce-PresidenL J. A. Willett, Cashier
FIRST NATIONAL BANK
OF NEWPORT NEWS
CAPITAL, $100,000. SURPLUS $27,000
W. A. Post, J. R. Swinerton, M. B. Crowell, M. V. Doughty,
R. G. Bickford. C. B. Orcutt, I. Eugene Wliite, J. A. Willett.
Accounts of banks, carporatlons, merchants, individuals and Arms Invited.
We offer depositors every accommodation which their balances, business and
responsibility warrant. Sell our own drafts drawn on all principal cities of
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 the world.
IIM OUR DIME S VINGS DEPARTMENT
Deposits receive! from 10 cents to $5.000.00 and interest allowed at the rate of
4 PER CENT. PER ANNUM.
SAFETY DEPOSIT BOXES FOR RENT.
Only safety boxes in the city secured by time locks.
A Now located at corner otf Washl
? over Ideal Pharmacy.
^Office Hours 9 A. M. to 5 P. M
^ BEST SBT.
^ PARTIAL SETS.
^BRIDGE WORK AND CROWN8.
? My first aim is to give patrons the
best of everything, and I aim ahle to
do this cheaper 'than others be?
cause of time saving appliances,
improved methods and a large prac?
tice conducted on business princi?
ples.?Cata.phoresis for painless fill?
ngton avenue and Twenty-eighth street, ]
Sundays, 9 A. M. to 12 M.
.8 DOLLARS tt
. _IN PROPORTION F
22 KARAT GOLD, $5.00 PER TOOTH. V
PAINLESS EXTRACTING..50 eentar
SILVER FILLING..._60 cents up
GOLD FILLING.$100 up.
TEETH CLEANED.71 oeBtfl.
76 oeBtfl. L
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 La and Company?
ROOM NO. 11.
FIRST NATIONAL BANK BUILDING.
OFFICE OPEN UNTIL 8 P. M.