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THE POLITICAL SITUATION.
The Daily Press is In receipt of a
pamphlet on the political situation,
containing extracts from the New York
Maritime Register of June 15. 18:<S. One
article in the pamphlet is on "Diplom?
acy," the other on "War." Both arc
notable for a lucid, succinct style of
presenting the matters underconsidern
tion. In its article on "Diplomacy" the
Register comes out in plain and un
equivocal terms for the retention of the
Philippines, the annexation of Hawaii
and the adoption of a war policy which
will have something in view a little
more practical than a "peaceful" block?
However far such a course may
swing the United States from the
moorings of time-honored politics, the
logic of the situation seems to be in?
evitably tending in the direction of the
course outlined by our esteemed con?
temporary. Of course, it goes without
saying, that the United Stales will
have to collect an indemnity from
Spain to cover the expense of war. and
It is equally certain that Spain cannot
pay such an indemnity without ceding
some its territory. As a matter of fact.
It Is repulsive to all ideas of civiliza?
tion and progress to even think of re?
storing any of the helpless victims that
have groaned under Spanish tyrannv
for so long, to their oppressors.
Not only must the Interests of the Uni?
ted States be protected, but Uncle Sam
owes a debt to humanity. It would
doubtless be better to abandon a pre
cedent than to be recreant to a duty.
Strange to say, the Maritime Regis?
ter maintains that the United Stales
did not have sufficient justification foi
a declaration or war. ft is to be re?
gretted that war Is possible under any
circumstances, but when . a nation
takes a firm and dignified stand, which
bears justice and right on its very lace,
and another nation throws down Hit
gauntlet, it is difficult to see any othei
way out of the mattet.
As our esteemed contemporary says,
however, it is not so much a question ;f
justification now as it is of forcing tin
Spaniards to sue for peace. A vast
majority of the American people be
Heve that the government is in tie
right in this matter, but right or wrong
they are too patriotic to withhold tin i,
THE AMERICAN VOLUNTEER.
There is absolutely no excuse for the
disposition in certain quarters to un
del-estimate the value of tie- volun?
teers. Even a most superficial glanci
into the history of the United States
should dispel the idea that men
cannot fight because they have nevei
&een active service in the regular army
The Philadelphia Record of a recent
date contained the following words of
praise for the fledgling soldiers upon
whom Uncle Sam has always bad to
depend in his extremity:
"Early in the civil war the marti?
net's view that only regulars could
fight prevailed: yet the war demon?
strated that for intelligent work, hard
work and bloody work the world had
never seen the equal of the American
volunteer, whether he fought at the
nod of I.co or moved forward to exe- :
cute the orders of the great hammerer.'
Not only was the truth of this state?
ment manifested In the last war. hut
in every other war in whleh the Amer?
ican volunteer has taken part. 1
farmer boy who fell before the British
regulars at Lexington and at Bunker [
Hill: the Texans who picked oif Hie
Mower of the British army under Pak
enham at New Orleans: and the hand
ful of volunte<r? who penetrated int.
Mexico under the leadership "I Ger.eru1
Scott, all manifested the same spirit
and the same soldierly dualities.
Naturally the value of the volunteer I
Increases with training. If Unclu Sam
had a sufficiently large standing arm;,
to keep operations under way until
the raw recruits had 1.n given an op?
portunity to I"-.-.,me proficient in mil?
itary movements, his honor would be
iti sale keeping. Alter all, it is not He
mere fact of "smelling powder" that
makes the soldier. It Is the inhei'ei t
qualities of bravery and devotion to
duty that make men Invincible on the
Held of battle, and while discipline und
training are very important in theli
way. the drill-master must have kouU
material to work on before he can
make good soldiers.
Professor Tollen, of New Haven, re?
cently demonstrated by a mathemati?
cal calculation that the world would
come to an end in a few years, lie now
comes forward with the bypoohoiiilria
eal prediction that the [.resent genera
lion will be old and gray before the war
vith Spain is brought to a close. The
worthy professor should employ some
one to keep him in harmony Willi his
It is tin.ught quite probable that
r Hon. William Jennings Bryan I'ol
iws General Eitzhugfi Lee closely ho
.ill be given an excellent opportunity
o quit talking for a short while.
We infer it.i the remarks of many
if our esteemed contemporaries that
?very state in the I'nion has at least
me "finest" regiment at Hie front.
Hobson was pretty rough on the war
loets. but when Lieutenant Bitte suc?
cessfully performed his heroic journey
things began coining their way.
I wanYeiS^ti:ikiiaskit i-oit a mn*k.
room dwelling, with bat h ami all modern
Improvements; situated between West
and Washington rveiiues. Will sell cheap.
Address, Box No. Ola. Newport News,
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AMtCUS, Ibis ollice. Ju21-2tp
MKS. E. C. Mt;CULIA)CH, 341
Twenty-s'xth street, wishes hoard?
ers ami lodgers. A large, spacious
house, with hot ami cold watei
bath. Kates'very reasotiabe.
FOR RENT?PLEAS A NT SECOND
iloor, fiont ami 'nick rooms, witli
e;ooil board, at 103 Twctity-ueventli
street, near West avenue,
FOR RENT. ? i'WO FURNISHED
rooms suitable Tor light housekeep?
ing at 313 Twenty-sixth st.
SUMM Ell SCHOOL FOR BOYS AND
girls. All branches of a liberal edu?
cation taught. Apply to II. H.
EPES, 223 Twenty-seventh street,
The committee appointed by the City
Council for the purpose, will entertain
propositions for the purchase of six
sound mules, also .arts ami harness,
for the garbage service.
SAM'L W. HOBSON, M. D.,
juIS-Ot Chairman Committee.
The annual meeting of the Stockhol
lers of the Peninsula Electric Light ,>i
'caver Company will be held Tuesday,
June 21. 1X0S. at S p. in., at the Citi
j zous and Marine Bank, Newport News,
E. C. HILLYER, President,
my 22,-1 mo.
New Stock, New Prices
Pianos & Organs
Call & ExamineWhen Passing
The Hume, Minor Co,
84? MAIN STREET.
While Rome Burned
because he had a policy
of Insurance in his safe und knew he
was protected. Don't he indifferent to
I he advantages of insuring now. Don't
?ay it will do just as well next week or
next month. The fire that Is never go?
ing to touch your place may occur to?
morrow and Iben-. a policy
costs very litte and it's worth much.
We represent the best companies
solvent, iiberal and prompt. Let ua
supply you wilth further Information.
MARVE & ?0YINT0N,
Room No. J, Braxton Building.
s what you need just
We can fit you up in
Crash Suits. Serge
and Alpaca Coats and
Vests. White Duck
and Crash Trousers.
Neglige Shirts. Gauze
Underwear: in fac
everything is here to
keep you cool.
Light weight Shoes
and Hats in great
Prices are lower
Clothier. Shoer ana
It's Bred, Not War,
the Spaniard Wants.
There nie many people In Newport
News also who can't get bread to suit
ir taste because they don't know
that we make the purest and most de?
licious bread stuffs in Newport News.
We also make the richest and finest
pastry, fancy cakes, wedding cakes,
loaf cakes anil maccaroons to be found
.here. We eater to the most fas?
tidious palate and never fail to please
A. B. WILHSNK,
. 2X7 Twenty-seventh street, near Wash?
in the Old
is one way of expressing a sense
of merriment, but the hot time
some house keepers have in
sweltering over hot ranges with
unsatisfactory fires, with wood,
coal, ashes, dirt and annoyance,
is it any wonder they look
weary and broken down ? Rut
wilh a modern gas range all this
trouble disappears. The range
will cook anything?it will do it
quickly, it will do its work bet?
ter and more satisfactory than
any coal range ever made. It
will heat water lor the bath or
any purpose, and what is more
tin' gas range is the most econ?
omical cooker on the market,
?las at $1.00 per thousand feet
is ten cents a hundred. An aver?
age family can cook three meals
daily with less than 100 feet of
gas. Ask those using gas and
you will sec. Those who have
Just found out the benefits are
most enthusiastic. We have
known it so long we wonder
why every body don't see it as
we do. but they will soon see it.
We are setting ranges every
day, and every range set brings
along another sounder of its
praises. Call and see us.
Newport News Gas Company,
W. S. COWEN, Supt
W. R. SCULL, Manager.
S tor age War eh o use.
Freight. Baggage, Safes a-vl rni
ture carefully and promptly moved.
All kinds of hauling done at low
BHONK 2592. u- BOX Ml.
We have purchased the entire Shoe
Stock of the Central Shoe and Clothing
Store now located at 3022 Washington
Avenue.consisting of 1000 pairs of Men's.
Ladies' and Children's Shoes, and will
dispose of the entire lot at once accord?
ing to purchasing price.
This is a Bona fide Sale
Every pair will w ill be sold at exactly one-half
their actual value.
Men's Satin Calf
tolitl leather shoes,
all styles, lace or
Sale Price G9c
Ijidies' Vici Kill
lace and button
blues in coin and
opera toes, tan
stitched and flexi?
Sale Price 09c
Men's Satin Calf
solid leather shoes,
with geuuine Uou
gola topping, in all
the leading toes
Sale Price 98c.
Vici Kid hand turn?
ed and patent tips
anil dongola silk
Sale Price $1.21
Men's Hand Sewed
genuine Calf Slices
in coin and opera
tues, this is a big
Sale Price $1 48
Value $2 00
Ladies' Tan Vici
vest ins top, hand
turned lace shoes
in all the leading
Sale Price 98c
The above are only a few of the many
bargains we purchased.
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d BEST SET.I I I 1 fl.8 DOLDARS f
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No charge for extracting when teeth are ordered.
Painless extracting with local ahastliet.ic.50c
Silver tilling.f,0c up k
Gold.?1.00 in, f
Bridge work and crowns, 22 karat gold, *5 per tooth
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Peninsula Electric Light and Power Co.
NEWPORT NEWS, VA.
(Board of Directors meet third Tuesday In each month.)
SCHMELZ BROS., BANKERS
NEWPORT NEWS. VA.
Offers Its Customers Every Accommodation
Consistent \A/ltht Safe Banking,
Accounts of individuals, firms and corporations solicited. Collections
made ou nil parts of the country. Foreign drafts issued on all parts of the
IN OUR DIME SAVINGS DEPARTMENT
Deposits received from 10 cents to $5,000 and interest allowed at the rate of
FOUR PER CENT. PER ANNUM.
SAFETY DEPOSIT BOXES FX>R RENT
j Only Safely Boxes In tIi?e. City Secured toy Time Locks
W. A. Post, President. J. R. Swlnerton, Vice-President. J. A. Wlllett, Cashier
FIRST NATIONAL BANK
OF NEWPORT NEWS.
I GftPITflL $100,000- SURPLUS $27,000
W. A. Post, J. R. Swlnerton. 16.. B. Crowell, M. V. Doughty,
U. O. Blcltford. C. B. Orcutt, I. Eugene White. J. A. Wlltett.
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Citizens and Marine Bank
OF NEWPORT NEWS, VA.
CAPITAL $80,000. SURPLUS $15 OOC
PAID IN DIVIDENDS, $15.500.
A general banking business. Every facility offered for safe and prompl
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E. 1. Ivy, D S. Jones, A. C. Oarxett. J M. Cards.
wJiose mission is to protect our shores?and fight
Everybody is eager to know more about these superb
fortresses which guard the nation's honor. We have
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accompanied by Explanatory
Text, in which are
the vessel's armor, guns, en?
gines, power, etc. In short,
the very information wanted
for a full understanding of the
fighting and manoeuvers of the Ueets and single vessels.
But this is NOT ALL you get out of the
,\ I V I?" Before
and many others.
for the islands which the ships will protect will receive
their share of attention, and (; Lee in Havana
the reader feels on turning the Palaces
last leaf that he has had ?itie!f
[ and much more
stop here, as eonsideraln space in the series is de?
in a manner to enable him to
judge of the island's past and
present- But he doe" not
voted to another island realm
which we may own some day.
In some of the parts he finds
8nd everything explained
which an Ameican needs to
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THE SERIES COMPRISES
No. 21 The Hawaiian,Islands No. 20 The.Hawaiian Islands
No. 27 Cuba and the Wrecked Maine
No. 28 The Hawaiian Islands
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