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TUESDAY. JULY 19, 1S9S.
. AS TO CAPACITY.
1 In the course of a eauntie criticism
: of an alleged poem written by Mr.
? George E. Woodberry, professor of lit?
erature at Columbia University. New
York, the esteemed Washington Post. ]
"Probably the greatest waste that j
this world knows comes of the inability i
of people to recognize their own
capacities and limitations. It lias
wrecked millions of lives, and is still
spreading devastation. Cannot we look
.to our great Institutions of learning to I
promote a more general prevalence
self-knowledge? Must our uniyersl
professors encourage a baneful infirmi?
ty by publishing such 'poetry' as Prof.
Woodberry has perpetrated?"
. No observant person can fall to reeog- |
nlze the truth so strikingly stated by j
the Post. The desire to do what one Is
absolutely unqualified for undertaking !
seerns to be one of the perversities of
human nature, and this condition of !
affairs is undoubtedly responsible for 1
a great deal of mediocre work which
is foisted upon the world by men whose
ambitions outrun their capacities. This
is especially apparent in the literary
world. Men who would make fulrlj
good farmers, if they would give suf?
ficient time and study to the art of
agriculture, feel called upon to write an
epic, and they immediately come to
the conclusion that the world is leag?
ued against them in an effort to
them of well deserved fame, because
a little word jugglery which results
an occasional rhyming sound is not re?
cognized as a masterpiece.
When one reflects upon the vast
amount of prose literature that an
hually goes down to untimely but well
deserved graves of oblivion and then
reflects upon the obvious fact that it
requires a higher grade of genius
llterary_skill to write poetry than to
compose prose, it is surprising
many persons feel called upon to dis?
play their ignorance in verse.
The bird that can't sing and persists
in trying to sing should be shot.
The Daily Press is the recipient of a
copy of a speech decllvered in the
House of Representatives by Dr. Rich?
ard A. Wise in favor of the annexation
of Hawaii. Dr. Wise devuted his atten?
tion to meeting one objection which
had been raised against the resolution
?that in reference to the disease of
leprosy, which is said to prevail to a
great extent among the inhabitants of
the Sandwich Islands. Naturally, the
representative from the Second District
of Virginia was especially qualified to
handle this branch of the subject, and
there can be no doubt that his re?
marks will dispei much of the ignorance
which prevails concerning the dreadful
disease, and with a better understand?
ing of the subject there will be less
alarm In connection with Uncle Sam's
A correspondent of the Westminster
Gazette says that Dewey's gunners
were decoyed from the English Asiatic
squadron by promises of fabulous sala?
ries. This patriotic Briton does not go
far enough In his ' explana tions. He
should 'tell us where Sampson and
Schley got their marksmen, and If he
does not mind delving into ancient his?
tory he might tell us where Commo?
dore Perry secured the men who stood
behind the guns in the famous battle
A number or Intelligent persons have >
been asking how Generai Weyler could
remain in Cuba so long with his su?
perior r<i>rce without conquering the
Cubans. An answer to this very natural
question is round in the following state?
ment, widely copied In the newspapers
of recent date: '"General Weyler went
to Cuba with $M.uuu aud returned to
Spain with $ll,OUu.uuO."
Of course, it will cost a good deal
lo send those Spanish soldiers home,
but it will be a much cheap?
er plan than maintaining them
indefinitely in the United Slates.
Spain never would be able to pay their
passage back lo that country and Uncle
Sam would have t.. board them all the
time they were kept in litis country.
It would undoubtedly be a good plan
to send back all the prisoners, with
the possible exception of some of the
it is nnnoum ed from the front thai
leneral Gomez is disgusted with Shaf
er's campaign in Cuba. We presume
that tin- Cuban commander and the
Spanish General would have little dif
| Acuity in coming to an amicable agree?
ment in reference to this nuttier if
they could only get together.
li the light of subsequent events, it. is
quite apparent ihat the Spaniards
fere right in congratulating themselves
ipon the fact that Admiral Cervera's
squadron did not fall in with the Ore?
gon, on her journey up the South Amer?
Knew til.- Uimlneai.
Mrs. Longwed (yawning)? 0, dear! 1
wonder if ungels ever get sleepy?
Mr. Longwed?You never did when I
was courting you. darling.
Then the old rascal kissed his wife
and went to the club without a strug?
He \V?i Putting (tie Figur? nigh.
Teacher--You are painfully slow
with your figures, Tommy. Come, now,
speak up quickly. If your father gave
your mother a $50 bill and a $20 bill,
what would she have?
Tommy- A tit.
More Truth Than Toetry.
"What is the greatest difficulty you
encounter in a journey to the arctic
regions?" asked the inquisitive man.
"Getting back home," was the prompt
reply of the professional explorer.
KOK KENT?Six room house on Thir- j
tieth street, between Washington a
West avenues. Furniture for sa
extremely cheap. Address box :i.
LOST?< m Friday or Saturday,a pock-|
etbook and card case combined. c<
taining $22 and cards with owner's
name. Finder will he rewarded If
returned to CAPTAIN .1. DARDEN,
Captain of pilot boat Graves. jyl9-3t J
One new BelVidere wheel, model C.
No. 29.4811, was hired from my shop j
July Will. 1S9S, by Charles Exline.
Fort Monroe, and has not been return- ]
ed. Reward of $10 for its return.
Stolen from my shop July flth one
Westlleltl wheel. No. 115,181. by J. S. j
Dalloh, a book agent, about 30 or_ "~
years of age: fair complexion. $5
reward if returned.
F. C. EDWARDS,
315 Twenty-eighth street.
FOR RENT?TWO LARGE FRONT
rooms with board. Apply No. Ill
Thirtieth street. Ju2?-lm*
WANTED?BOY WHO HAS SOME
knowledge or the printing business.
Apply at Daily Press ofrice. tf.
MUS. E. ?T McCuljX)CH. 841
Twenty-sixth street, wishes board-1
ers and lodgers. A large, spacious
house, witli hot tuid cold water
hath. Uates'very rWsonabV.
BY MRS. M. E. DOSWELL,
No. 105 "2Tth Street.
First class table and pleas?
ant rooms. Terms reason?
able. July 3-Gm
The celebrated Spiritual, Trance and
Business Medium, is now lacated in
Newport News. Reads life past pres?
ent and future with absolute correct?
ness. Gives valuable advice in busi?
ness and harmony to the family circle.
Every one in trouble should call on her,
335 Twenty-fourth street, opposite
Warwick Iron Works.
M. H 1 UGK,
The Veterinary Horse Sheer |
Tf vonr horse strlk, click of
Tuck, the sheer, will stop It.
-class showing. I am here to stay.
Shop at Twenty-seventh street and
Warwick avenue, Phillips it Benson's
old coal yard. Jy2-3m.
DR. F- O. WILLIS,
Eije- &ar, Nose and Tliroat, Diseases |
Office hours: S:30 A. M. to 12:30 P. M.,
2:00 to 5:00 P. M., 7:00 to 8:00 P. M. Sun- ]
lays. 8:00 to 31:00 A. M. Rooms, first
i floor First National Bank. 2SMi street
anil Washington avenue, Newport
Patronize Home Industry
Having doubled our force we are now
prepared lo till all orders promptly for
EL MARCO CIGARS
Factory. No. 2,102 Washington ave?
nue, over old Armory. jylO-Cm
Bricks ! Bricks!
hard new bricks for sale. Kiln
rtfu?y for delivery now.
AiJdn.Hs W. E. BRANCH,
W. W. JOHNSON
CONTKACTOH and B?ILDBK
NEWPORT NEWS, VA.
Plans and Specifications Prepared on
MOUSE WOKE \ SPECIALTY
If you want it tine
Wire ob? Iron Fence
3-2 3 Twenty-Eighth Street
Manufacturer oud Agent for" alt
i,,..i.. .....i .?:_i
While the War Lsts,1
All who march, walk or stand, should
shake Into their shoes Allen's Foot- 1
Ease, a powder. It cures aching, tired,
sore, swollen feet, and makes tight or |
rw shoes easy. It absorbs moisture. >
n<i iirevenis chafing, hot, smarting,
blistered, sweating feet. All the regular
Volunteers in hot climates can't exist
in comfort without it. Allen's Foot
L'.Vse is sold by all druggists and shoe
stores 2"o. Sample seTK FREE. Ad?
dress. Aden S. Olmsted, Le Roy, N.Y.
to you about our Clearing S.tle
of Summer Dress Materials, our
lew Summer Millinery?exclu?
sive in pattern and style?the
prettiest in color. AVe would
Crash Suits and Skirts,
right up-to-date. with a
varied assortment of designs,
enough to satisfy everybody's
Ill Domestic Dry Hoods we of?
fer the lowest prices for the
best grade of goods.
TUere'cS a Difference
ip goods at low
est at tile low
in buying <
prices and th,;
Head our prices, then come to
our store- and be convinced.
Figured Lawns, that sell for
3c and 10c, now at 5 3-4c a
figured Organdies and Dimi?
ties, s.-ll foi 13 1-3 and 15 cents,
now 9 1-3 . ems a yard, in light
and dark colors.
While Cheek and Striped Mus?
lin, worth S cents, n< w
Fine While Ch,-eked and
Striped Dimities, worth iL' 1-2
cents, now u l-a cents.
White India. Linen, that, sells
at 13 1-3 cents, now S 3 -1 cents.
f,0 Crash Skirts in Plain Color.-,
large and small checks, worth
V.i cents and $1.00. now 4!i cents.
3:'. ('rash and Linen Skirls,
worth $1.3:". and $l.fi0, now !IS
While Curded Duck Skirts,
worth $1.50, now 9S cents.
White Corduroy Skirls, worth
$3.50. now $l.'JN.
Crash Suits, worth $3,00, now
Extra Quality Covert Cloth
Skirts, nicely made and trim?
med, with buttons and braid,
worth $3, now $1.98.
Children's Crash Suits, worth
$3.50. now $1.9S.
All untrimmed Hats 75 cents,
$1.00, $1.25. Closing them out at
2610 Washington Ave.
\mw\ News. Va.
IA Good Judge of Fuel,
i-lll never burn anything but our high
j grade coal. It is not only satisfactory
I for cooking and heating purposes, but
its intense heat and long continued
combustion makes it economical In the
jC. 0. SMITH & CO.,
j Seventeenth street and Lafayette Ave.
'Phone 2524. se 23-BU,w&f-6m
DR. ?. C. WEST'S
NERVE AND BR?IN TREATMENT
THE ORIGINAL. ALL OTHERS IMITATIONS,
Is sold under posilivo Written (?uarnntee.
py authorized aiienta only, to eure Wenk Memory!
l>i2zint*Htc Wnkefulness, Fits, Hysteria, Quick.
Hos?, Nicht Losses, Evil Dreams, Ijnck of Confi?
dence. Nervousness,LasHiltide, all Drains. Yonlh
ful Errors, or Excessive U*o of Tobacco. Opium,
or Liquor, winch loads to Misery. Consumption.
Insanity and Jieath. At store or by mail, $1 a
box; six for $5; with written guarantee to
cure or i-rfiin<l money, ftnmpic park
age, containing live day9 treatment, with full
instructions, 25 cents, (loo sample only sold to
each person. At. store or by maiL
t^'Rcd Label Special^
lmpotoncy, Dias of^
ler. List Manhood,
.-ility or Barrenness.'.
'vOl*''.' a box: sir. for $5. wi.'.hSl
>-fflPv. t-ilSon giinruntcclJjly
,_, _ _ to cure in i/ldavs. At store-'f _j
BEFORE or bv mnli
KLOIVS DRUG STORES.
Newport News. Vs.
Scaled proposals will be received at
the Architect's Otllce until 4 I'. M. Mon?
day, the 25th day of July, 1S98, for the
erection of a three story brick hotel.
Clans may be seen at the office of Will.
D. IIill. architect. 135 Twenty-fifth
street nod at the public house of floff
twi Bros., Thirty-fourth street ana
Lafayetteavenue. The right to reject
any or all bids is reserved by the own
Thirty-fourtji St. and Lafayette Ave.,
Newport News, Va,
Ju. 9- "
OF a Brand New First Class
There are clothing stores and clothing stores!
This will be a concern where you will feel at
home, where honorable methods and straightfor?
ward dealing will ever be the guiding principles.
One price will be the rule?the Golden Rule?
honored only in the observance. An elegant and
entirely new stock ot Fine Clothing and Fur?
nishings will be exhibited to the Newport News
public, and souvenir prices only will prevail dur?
ENTIRE WEEK, BEGINNING JUL\ 18
You are in invited ; uot to buy, but to inspec
?become acquainted with us. Let us demon?
strate to you our facilities, our wonderfully low
A full liu e of Shirts: V bite m il ISegiipte; line bitti ds
Collars and Cuffs as well as Neckwear, is exhibited at Sou veil
Prices. This will be Buyers1 Week. IX)N'T MISS IT.
STUDY THE, SOUYENIR FRIGF.S
Men's all wuol suits $4.90.
Stvlish English Plaid Suits
Excellent material, good fit, I
seasonable suits $7.50.
Our "Special" Clay Worsted '
suits, cutaway or sack, ?will 1
be the talk of the town
Crash Pants 75 cents.
Men's crash suite $1.75.
Fifty cent French balbriggan
underwear 38 cents.
Children's Blue Flannel Suits.
Pioneer suspenders 1!) cents.
Men's laundered percale
Fine Puff Bosom Silk Shirts
100 Madras Suits 58c.
15-cent Gents' Half Hose,
Black and Tun 9c.
Children's Knee Pants 10c.
Men's While Duck Pauls 75c.
i Jost What You've
Been Naltlno For.
Our semi-annual Clearance Sale of
in the Old
At prices thatwoul d
I surprise the makers !
We endeavor to close
out everv suit each
season so we will be
enabled to sell you an
entire new one the
next. Note the gen?
uine cut in prices for
I Reliable Clothing:
$14.38 for suifs that
i were $18.00.
$11.98 for suits that
I were $15:00.
$9.98 for suits that
| were $12.50.
$7 98 for suits that
I were $10.00.
$6-78 for suits that
I were $8.50.
$5.98 for suits that
I were $7.50.
These low prices
| will prevail through
lout the entire sesona
till the stock is closed
Special sale in Hats..
Special sale in La
j dies' and Children's
Bargain day here is
every day in the
OStT No goods will be char
j ed at sale prices.
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 ? But
with a modern gas range all this
trouble disappears. The range
will cook anything?It will do it
iiuickly. it will do its work bel?
ter and more satisfactory than
any coal range ever made. It
will heat water for the bath or
any purpose, and what is more
the gas range is the most econ?
omical cooker on the market.
Gas at $1.00 per thousand feet
Is ten cents a hundred. An Over?
age family can cook three meals
daily with less than 100 feet of
gas. Ask those using gas and
you wUl see. Those who have
just found out the benetits 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 seating ranges every
day, and every range set brings
along another sounder of its
praises. Call and see us.
Newport News Gas Company, |
W. S. BOWEN. Supt.
BOOT AND SHOE MAKER,
2809 Washington avunue
REPAIR WORK A SPECIALTY.
1 Ee*t e?t
MAGUEY'S . . .
I Clothier. Shoer ana
F you have furniture of
any kind to buy or sail
3107 Wahtoning a^e.
Meals at all hours. First-class Din?
ner, 25c. From 12 to 2 P. M. The best
that the market affords in every re?
spect. Game in season. Suppers fur?
nished to parties on short notice.
Cor. Washington Avenue and 2th St.
from healthy oow<>
?stable as clean
as a house and al?
ways open for inspection?6 cents a
quart or 3 cents a pint. Milk from Jer?
sey cowe 8 cents a quart or < cents a
plat in glas? bottles. Delivered *ay
wnere im the city.
tatst C \HJ
MADE ME A MAN
AJAX TABLETS POSITIVELY CDRP
j4J,J,Jv>?tou? JHsnt.it'??Failing Man;
ory, Iiupotency, Sloaplerf?ue*b, etc., caused j
by Abuse or other K.touttbtirt and Ipdia
crotiouit, Tltey <>uU-lUi/ and surely
restore Lost Vituiity In u'd orycnnit. unit
fit u man. for etudy, bushier" or nm u:^
_Prevent Insanity and CiAtsumption If
-time. Tuolfiio -Lows Immediate improve.
Senl and effect* a OlfBE ?h?re all other 'ail In
it. upon having the genuine Aia* Tablets. Tb*.
have cured thousand* and willeuruyou. Wo rive a po?
itive written guarantee to effect a care CA |*Y? in
each case or refund the money. Price Ol* V I w.pei
pookags, or ?U pkges tfnll treatment) far $2.60. 8s
mall, it) plain wrapper, upon receipt,of p-if? circular
'???ajax re/vieqvcq u?
' -?fS III.
For sale in Newport News, V?., by
A. E. Q. KLOR, Druggist.
mm lS-ly. - -??
In consideration of tlie above fact
we have cut deep into our former
prices, "which has always been consid?
erable less than all our competitors."
as we do not believe in letting: our stock
ucccumulate from one season to an?
other, and have our shelves filled up
with odds and ends, so we take this
method to dispose of it at once. Stock
must be disposed of within the next
THIRTY DAYS, prior to taking inven?
We do not guarantee to give dupli?
cates at these prices, so to do justice
to yourself call at once.
LOT NO. 1.
Men's Satin Calf, Solid Leather Shoes,
in Lace or Congress, all style toes, reg?
ular value $1.50: clearing price Site.
,OT NO. 2.
Men's Genuine Calf. Hand 'Welted.
Join and Lull Dog Tots, in Lace and
:pngress, regular value $2.50; clearing
LOT NO. :i.
Men's Genuine Vici Kid, Hand Turn?
ed, in all styles, in Lace and Congress,
guarantee with every pair: regular val?
ue $o.OO; clearing price $1.98.
HiT NO. I.
Ladies' Tans and-Hlacks. Hand Turn?
ed. Oxford Ties, In all the leading
styles, tegular value $1.25; clearing
IT NO. 5.
Ladies' Tan. Yiei Kid. Silk Vesting
>|i, j.aee Shoes, regular value $1.75;
g- price flSc.
1.' iT NO. K.
La.lies' Imported Vici Kid. Hand
Turned. Patent Leather or Dongola Tip
Oxford Ties, regular value $2.00; clear?
ing price $1.2-1.
Infants' Soft Sole
egular value 2?c; c
earing price 10c.
and Children's Patent Leather
Shoes, regular value $1.50 and
earing price ?Sc.
Trunk and Valice departments
also offering great induce
Un-to-dats Siioe, flat ana Gent's Furnisnino store
290U Washington xVve.,
Washington ?.venire and Twenty-eighth street, over Ideol Pharmacy.
Office Hours ? A. M. to S P. M. Sundays, t A. M. to 12 M.
Opon Evenings ? to s. &
VITALIZED AIR FOR PAINLESS EXTRACTING, v
GOOD 3BT.TPPT11.5 DOLLARS Z
BEST SET.I I I I II.S DOLLARS f
?PA RTIAL SETS.1 V*- ? .IN PROPORTION ^
. No charge for ext racting when teeth are ordered. r?
^ Extracting:.-_j.25c T
A Painless extracting with local aiiasthet.ic.50c ?
Silver tilling.r,0c Uf?
II Gold .$1.00 up
el Teeth Cleaned.75c
\} Bridge work and crowns, 22 karat gold, iff) per tooth.
^ ALL WORK GUARANTEED. ^
Bell Wiring done
GOLD STORftGE, on short notice,
f\RG LIGHTS Inspection guar?
Incamlesceiit LiQhts, anteed.
METE? OR CONTRACT
XA Electric Lights;
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 With afe Banking,
Accounts of individuals, linns and corporations solicited. Collection
made on all 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 ami interest allowed at the rate of
FOUR PER CEMT. PER ANjNUil.
SAFETY DEPOSIT BO>CES FOR RENT
Only Safety Boxes In the City Secured toy Time Locks
W. A. Post, President. J. R. Ssvlnerton, Vice-President. J. A Wlllett, Cashier
FIRST NATIONAL BANK
OF NEWPORT NEWS.
CAPITAL $100,000- nm_qd SURPLUS $30,000
DIREC TORS :
W. A. Post, J. R. Swlnerton, M. B. Crowell, M. V. Boushty
R. G. Bickford. C. B. Orcutt, I. Eugene White. J. A. Willett.
Accounts of banks, carporations, mer chants, individuals and firms Invited.
We offer depositors every aecommodai ion which their balances, business and
responsibility warrant. Sell our owm drafts drawn on all principal cities of
the world. ii.^.:ri
SAFE DEPOSIT BOXES FOR RENT.
G. B. WEST, President, D. S. JONES, Vice-President. W. B. VEST, Cashier.
Citizens and Marine Bank
OF NEWPORT NEWS, VA.
CAPITAL $50,000. SURPLUS $15 OOO
PAID IN DIVIDENDS. $15.500.
A general banking business. Every facility offered for cafe And prampt
transaction of business on favorable tarma. The accounts of Corporations,
Firms and Individuals solicited. Special attention given i;o collections. Drafta
drawn on all parts of the world.
A SPECIAL SAVjlNGS DEPARTMENT.
INTEREST ALLOWED ON/DEPOSITS OF ;i AND UPWARD.
DIRECTORS : <1^T3
B. West. H. S. Parker, T. M./Rjn son, J. B. Jftnnlng?, L. P. Steirn?^
E. T. Ivy, D. ?. Jonji?, A. C. Ctxpett. J- wortla,