Speaker of tho House Is an absolute ne?
cessity to the Republican party at this
juncture. He is the only man who has
sufficiently ability to mould the small
Republican majority into
unit for a successful fight
Now that Mr. Sharkey
hett have been "vlndie:
honorable gentlemen u
the affair in Gotham
is a natural presumptioi
tlm confiding public is now res
he buncoed again, in the mea
these fistic artists must have at
duate idea ,,f the feeling of prld
swelled the heart of old man '
when he told Mr.
Ick that he had
he could pro\
ions of tl.
?s never permit them
ried by the absen
lind themselves short
-KEP., Editor and Manager
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Entered at the PoslofTlce at Newport
News, Va.. as second-class matter.
THURSDAY, dec em her 1, 1898.
ADOPT BUSINESS METRO
The article which appeared
sslike methods purs
Council in awarding
r>lic improvemnts, has elicited
i favorable comment on Ihe part
business men of Newport News,
course usually adopt
individual of ordinary business
illy in the conduct of his own af
i makes it i
a I Hi,- recent
ts upon whl.-h
alarm. While he has
After their experience with the "co
try lawyer ,,f Canton," it is ,,, bo ho
that ihe Spanish Commissioners
duly impressed with Hie legal abiliti
1 here seems to be little doubt
2 recntly punctured Kansas
king was an expansionist ,,r th
?port News Won tl
? LIKE IT
? ORIANDO-As I rem?rob?r, it was upon this
$ (act i. scexk I.)
rote n score or sonnets
To her eyes,
ace and form did he ap?
In odes quite transcendental
?glected meals and mental
raved about the glory
<>f he,- hair;
do oath that golden sunbeams
vein both wise and witty
wrote madrigal and ditty
this actr.-ss piquant, pretty
he was an angel
rail-, divim ?
He said ii in acata?
In ana pest ic measure
Sin- was writ a peerless treasure.
Which to gaze on were a pleasure
had but beheld this
r liting dance and
Another hitch has occurr
program for the return of the First
Kentucky regiment, and the dale for
caving Ponce is now named as Friday
I bis change was due to the fact that
h- transport Berlin, which will carry
In- Kentucky soldiers, is but a few days
mi of yellow fever quarantine and tile
tuthorlties considered it best to give
.in- transport a thorough cleaning bc
dl'le I ?k,'-K hPI" t0 Sa" W'th the Lo,,,s_
While the danger would now be little
l delay of a few days will nol be unwise
111,1 mider circumstances will meet the
ipproval or all those Interested in Col
It is learned officially that the Berlin
had orders lo sail direct to New York
a conference in Washington
was modified and the trans
stop at Newport News, where
-i will disembark, as originally
Ointe a light
is made by interests
? traffic oul of New
<unt of the modifica?
tion or the Berlin s original oraor, but
was demonstrated conclusively that
stop at Newport News would not only
a saving of several thousand dollars
to the Government, but would also save
not. less than forty-eight hours in time:
The Quartermaster's Department
now believes It has things final
straighteneeLknut. and expects
nothing ""flftfc pi.
>ne day, sad rate decreeing,
b- was giv'n a chance of seeing
Her in street attire. He's fleeing
WHAT IT IS TO RE FAMOUS.
Sometimes, when I am net otherwise
ngaged, I wonder at the amazing dlg
ity that a prominent man's personality
an. and does, impart to the most ordi?
nary little incidents of life.
Take, for instance, the common,
-?cry-day. plebean occurrence of nose
eed and aflllct the average mortal
ith it. Does the affliction, with its at?
tendant inconvenience and ernbarrass
xtend beyond the individual con?
cern of Ihe fellow who's got it? No.
my hearers, it does not. It excites
neither the sympathy nor the interest
of the man who has it not. and the mosf
the sufferer's closest friend will do for
him is advise him to go put his head
under the pump.
On the other hand. see to
what a height the personality
oT a man of distinction will ele?
vate a simple, spontaneous and extem?
pore (low of claret from the proboscis.
Last Tuesday, soon after the Louise
li-rt Norfolk on Ihe afternoon trip, a
commotion started in the cabin and
spread .very part or the vessel in
thirty-two seconds' lime fiat. If the
crew- hud mutinied the excitement
couldn't have been more general.
Waiters Hew in and out of doors like
mad. Tin- steward moved around with
such activity that his coat tails sat out
horizontally, upon the palpitant air.
The waiters bore napkins, towels Ice
water, aromatic salts and determined
The disturbance converged toward
and radiated from nne part or the cab?
in?the labratory. It also revolved
around and centered in the same local?
ity. What do you suppose ii
about? Dr. Richard A. Wise, passen
gor. had an attack of nose-bleed. Every
body on board knew It almost as soon
h- Diirtor himself. Every man on|
lo low. Never was this store bet4
Vive you some most notable bar*
fetee purchase which we made rei.
% to ?fter yon the following at the*,
lov^y Saving FricesS je
? n )
t\and Brown Derbys, in all (
?ry one guaranteed. Regthe
THE BANNER CLOTHIER,
2606 Washington avenue.
latest shapes, e^l
Men's Black and Brown Derbys and Fedoras,
in all the leading styles, Dunla^, Youraan aDd
Knox. .Regular vaiue .#2.50. /
leffer & Go's
ifr guide for those
acfcirtg in a representative cbar
?vrohld curb the tenilency_t,u'are
? iften exhibited
: coupled with
bre wide Power
fhe City dounoii has seen tit to'
lopt a different guide. It has not un
ferstood the Impossibility of securing
he b*neflts of competitive bidding un
kss it lias first fixed upon some definite
basis upon which the bids were to Be
made. It seems thi't the City Fathers
have not understood the necessity for
so providing as that all of the bids were
upon the same, and not each upon a
The advertisements for bids on both
the new city jail and the railroad
bridges have simply amouVited to invi?
tations to the contractorsSJo settle a
matter for the Council, which should
have been settled before bids\were in?
vited. It necessarily followed that
each bid was for a different structure.
No lowest bid was possible, and while
the transaction wore the guise, "r^ lost
Jthe. essence of competition.
The choice between' the bids was'.left
wholly to th.- fanes' of Ihe individual
Councilmen. Th.- result was simply
matter of taste, instead of figures.
Whether or not tie- law permits th
course which tin- Council has adopt,
is beside ihe question. Tie- people
Newport News have a right t,, expect
that their representatives shall use or?
dinary common sense in the conduct of
the important affairs of the municipal?
ity. Because the binden rests upon the
many, the few who impose ii should
not use their power with less. care.
It would be an injustice to overlook
the fact that there lias been all along
a minority of the Council fully alive
to the necessity for a different order of
things, but in the matters referred to.
unhappily for the city's Interests, their
voices have not been heeded by the ma?
Sense, nol sound; right, not might,
should prevail. Let the Council adopt
business methods in conducting the
?.. "the order seTidlng the Berlin to
New York not been modified this would
have been Impossible.
As it is. the regiment can be taken to
the national capital from Newport News
with little over a day's loss of time in
ir Col. Castleman and the Louisville
committee desire it there is reason to
believe that the War Department would
grant the request.
Till-: WORK HERE,
or the work in connection with the
conversion of purchased vessels carried
OUI under Ihe supervision or the super?
intendent naval constructors at ship?
yards. Commodore Philip Hichborn has
this to say in his annual report:
"At Newport News the ambulance
ship Solace was converted and fitted
out. The work upon her consisted of
changes in the joiner-work, fittings of
an elevator, and installation of laundry
machinery, disinfecting plant, ventilat?
ing apparatus, water tanks, etc.
? The work of converting the Yah- and
Harvard was carried out at this yard,
and consisted chielly of the installation
of batteries, titling of magazines, clean?
ing and painting, arrangements lor the
?towage of boats, and such miscellan?
eous items of repair as their condition
The converting of the United States
ships Dixie and Yosemite was also car?
ried out at this yard, and consisted of
imilnr to that on the Harvard
and Yale, with the addition of light
belt-armor, additional steel bulkheads,
docking cleaning, and painting, and
such other work as was necessary
over to Newport News and was bleed?
ing still when I lefij him at the C. & O.
depot in the hands or his friends. That's
what It is to be a distinguished person?
Likely as not, when the Doctor went
home, his friends called in a grave
looking physician with gold eyeglasses
and a bald head, who diagnosed the
case as hemorrhagius proboscinatum.
administered salt and water and
charged him nine dollars.
Stock at less than one-half price.
Don't miss our sale. We've opened fresh
cases of Untrimmed and Trimmed Hats.
There are new bargains in every lot of
them. Also a big lot of Fancy Birds,
is, Wings, Velvets and Ribbons.
Men's Tan, Winter Weight, heavy sole,
Shoes, in Bull Dog and all the latest toes. Regu?
lar value S3 *>(j
Ladies' Genuine Dongola, solid leather,
lace or button fcUioes, in all lite leading toes. Reg?
ular value $2.00.
Ladies' Hand Sewed Vici Kid, lace or but?
ton Shoes, patent leather-tips, or tips of same
leather, in all styles. Regular value $3.00.
)(5 Wasuington i
.ve., Newport News, Ya.
. a- -*Cv -sffc
Dr. R. L6e Robinson,
TROLLEY CAR REPARTEE.
"No smoking allowed." said the con
luctor, thrusting his head through the
"I'm not smoking aloud," retorted
the yousg man passenger with the red
necktie, who had lighted a cigarette.
"You musn't smoke inside," argued
T'ni not inhaling, either," replied the
youth with the red neckwear.
The conductor peeled oil' his overcoat
and hung it on the back rail of the car.
??See here," said he, "either you or the
igarette goes nut."
And the cigarette went out.
The water-wheel will not revolve with
the water that has passed.
The crowd laughs loudest at the jokes
of him who bought the last.
The man who tries to live upon the re
,-ord he has made
Will find the mercury always at zero in
Ribbons in changeable stripe*
|aids; were from 25 to 40 cents;
It Taffeta Ribbons, No. 40; worth
.3, for 13 cents,
ile Faced Satin Ribbons, in black
1 colors; worth 25 cents, for 19
f"60 Plain Taffeta Ribbons, in black
111 colors, 16 cent?.
case of Shapes in black and
|olors, and one case of Children'i
worth 50 cents, for 25 cent?.
Ick and colored short back Sailors,
[colored edge; worth 75 cents, for
ilunteer Hats, In black and
s; worth 75 cents, for 39 cents,
dies' Trimmed Sailors. In all colors;
h 75 cents, for 39 cents,
det Hats, black, red, tan and any
you desire, for 39 cents.
During this week there will be im?
portant union meetings of representa?
tive federated organizations of labor,
to be held in Norfolk and Portsmouth,
and which will attract hundreds of vis?
itors from all parts of the country.
The first or union meeting of feder
ganizations included th
id of Locomotive Engineei
Firemen. Railway T
iXrder of Railway Conductors. Railway
Telegraphers and the Ladies' Auxiliary.
Brotherhood Locomotive Engineers.
and\ was opened at the Academy of
MusYc Tuesday night.
Ued meetingB of the different or
held in their hall
... .and they were taken around
hartlor. to Fort Monroe and the
>s of Virginia.
Where once you have been president
and are president no more,
ou may run a ranch, or till a farm, or
eep a grocery store.
The will of him who has the price the
,-orld will not resist,
mill will only gFind for you while
ou supply the grist.
ganiziktions were held in their ha
TueSdaV. Yesterday there wer- exct
si,,its given for the entertainment of t
rated by ngr
forth 1 will
p,v*0. T. Mi
McKinley and reed.
It is announced that President Mc?
Kinley will not allow his name to bo
used in any opposition to Hon. Thomas
E. Reed's election to the Speakership
of the House of Representatives. If
this be true the Presidenl has reached
a wise conclusion. As political rivals
before the- national convention which
the Ohio man for the highest office in
the gift of the nation, it is perhaps nat?
ural that no love should be lost between
these distinguish'd gentlemen, but dur
"-the-. larfBSaslson of Congress the
jht the administra1
is hereby notified that my
S. Wall and I have sep
?ement. and that henc
nit be responsible for ai
her or any contracts s
FINE SI NO ING IM PORT
td Canary birds. 1
nets & Goldfioches: f
seeds, plain or mixed, for
all kinds of birds. Also
cages, all sizes, cage fix
lures and. material for
cages. All birds guaran
G. ALBERT LENZ.
2500 Jefturson Avenue
QP&Rfl - ----^ JJOOKKIt, MGR
Friday and Saturday Nights
December 2nd and 3rd.
! SALE ? HOUSE AND LOT. NO.
7 "Sib street ifirst door above school
?use). Price $4.000.00. Terms: SR000
cash, $1.00ii tlic second year and the
st in three and five years. Call on or
hhvss at once. Miss Wynne. 3010
est avenue. nov2C-:it*
Jlks, three in a bunch, black only
Rar 15 cent article, for 5 cents.
|lack Parrot*, a very pretty bird;
75 cents, for 39 cents,
fclack Wings, the best grade of wings
Ished that you can bend any way
Jthout breaking; worth 35 cents, for
3ne lot of Coke Plumes, in all colors
Jirth 19 cents, for 9 cents.
Jlack Tips, three in a bunch: worth
cents, for 25 cents-.
Slack Plumes; a regular 89 cent
ballty, for 48 cants.
Black Silk Velvet, a regular one dol?
lar quality, for 69 cents.
Gapes, Goats and Skirts.
Astrachan Capes; worth $3.00, for $1.69.
One lot of Cloth Capes, for $1.48.
Plush Capes, beaded, braided and
edged with fur; worth $S.00; specirA
Extra long Plush Capes, beaded,
braided and edged with fur; wortib
$10.00; special price $6.98.
Ladies' Black Cloth Jackets, in the
newest cut, with notch sleeve, beauti?
fully made, and half lined with silk;
worth $7.50, for $4.9S.
Ladies' Light Tan Jackets, a hand?
some garment, lined all through with
colored silk, well fitting and stylish,
worth $9.00; special price $6.48.
Washl n?r?p avenue ar.d Twenty-eighth ?breet, over Ideal .saejv
~ htV&i'nS..? "Inn? ?--.-a4? ?s?. M. to
Open Evenings 7 to 8.
ALIZKD AIR FOR PA IM LESS EXTRACTING.
GOOD SE'..V. . .
BEST 3E'/SET3.. ..
PARTLALi No c!
A Silver lill
i Gold ...
with local anasthetic
*- * s 1 .IN PROPORTION
when teeth are ordered
?rr ?*35*~53r "?l
rkb-e work and crowns. 22 karat gold, $5 p<?r tootn,
ALL WORK GUARANTEED,
r* *VV "SST^R"-<1F'v HP'-a*"
. .50c up *
.$1.0? up h
Black Crepon Skirts, well fitting and ! --i
nicely lined; a regular $5.00 skirt, ] ig?
for $3.48. j U
Black Cheviot Skirt; the newest cut. j ftgj
trimmed with Herculese braid; worth : Sk
$7.50; special price $4.48. j Sgijp
Black Satin Skirts, well lined and i
nicely fitting: one that is sold all ovar
the city for $10.00; special price $6.?8.
micrsR or sco!
APC, Z? 1
Bell Wiring done
on short notice.
i tiaCiisc ope aomsmorton
!i?.i!ii8S oi fosiofif Prices
2<3!0 Washington Ave
Electric Lintel and Power Co.
iVKKPo.^r news, VA.
jireotors meet third Tuesday In each month.)
TWO MARRIED I
4 furnished rooms, for)
?eping. Address "Har
W ANTED?POSITION BY EXPERI-S
enced book-keeper. Address B? earej
Press office. nov3013
FOR RENT?ON E
nished front room.
Apply No. 2
AGENTS WANTED TO REPRESEN1
a society granting sick, accident a*I
death benefits. Good pay to solicitor!
Royal Benefit Society. Washington. II
, ? ' nov. 29-lw
WANTED BOARDERS?FOUR GEI
i lernen accommodated with
board and comfortable rooms. HI
and cold bath. Apply to Mrs. JoJ
H. Greaner, 123 27th street.
FOR RENT?-NICELY FITRNISHS
room: bath. Apply 138 Twenty-sb^
F\yR~RENT?LARGE FRONT ROJ
furnished, hot and cold bath, IIS a
=t-o?t nov 24-11
H B. baske;
3107 WASHINGTON A VENT
Consignments of every inscription
licited. Liberal advances maq
Special attention given to
Indeed, if we weren't gratified at the big
increase in our business. True, we are offering great val?
ues, -which, with right treatment, may account for it. A
case in point is our line of
Will buy an up-to-date tall Overcoat.
Wiil buy an all
wool Covert Cloth
Will buy an all wool, double twist
Overcoat. French faced, Skeemer.s satin
sleeve lining; would be chaap at $12.50.
Win buy an all wool Cheviot Suit.
Children's Vestee Suits, very hand?
somely trimmed, at $1.98 and upwards.
n all wool
, drab and I
a all wool ?
Accounts of mi
uiade on all parts
Mr.V/PORT NEWS. VA.:
Icustomers Every Accornmoda?
islstent \TJitH Seif? Banking,
fviduals, llrics and corporations solicited. Colleation
I the country. Foreign drafts issued on all parts of the
UR OliViE SAVINGS DEPARTMENT
IN O/troiL. 1U cents to $5,000 and interest allowed fit the rate of
Deposits received' FOUR PER CENT. PER ANNtTM.
"V DEPOSIT BOXES
r Boxes in tf-??a City Sa?
t>y 1" tin4? L.00
Will buy an all wool Harris Cassi?
mere in gray, drab and Hairim? stripes
Will buy an all wool worsted effect,
well worth $12.00.
Will buy our guaranteed Importe^
black clay suit, which is usually
Our stoek of Children's Clothin
complete. Knee pants from 25c
We also have a nobby line of
and children's reefers.
J. R. Swinerton, Vice-President. j. a. Wlilett, Cashier.
OF NEWPORT NEWS.
AL $100,000- SURPLUS $30 000
DERBC TOR8 i
Post J. Swlaerton, M. B. Crow>H, M. V. Doojfety,
G Blckford C. B. Orcutt, I. Eugen? White, j. a. WUloU.
cco-unts of banks, carporailons, mer chants, IndividUAls and firms Invited,
offer depositors every &ccoramod*.t Ion which their balances, business sjj?
ponsibilLty warraat. SeU ou -wn drafts drawn oa all principal olttes ?i
G. B. West, President. D. S. Jones, Vice-President W. B. Vest, Cashl?c.
OF NEWPORT NEWS,
SURPLUS ?15 OO.
PAID iN DIVIDENDS, $15,500.
A ?c*n*iMd b*nMaK buslneM. Every facility offered for **?? ?ad ?rtvmrt
tr^tfaetlon of buslnass on favorable terms The account* ^Oor^1*^
Firma and Iodivtduals jsolicltfed. SD*clal attention glv?a o oolUot?ons. TtratU
drawn on *U parts of the wortd.
A SPECSAL SAVtMGS DEPARTMENT.
IKTETREST ALLOWED ON DJBPO?1TS OP Ci iND OTWAH?.
B. West, H. E. Parker, T. M. Benson, J. J3. J^inga,; U Stearnt?
E.. T. Ivy,
P. S. Jones.
'A.'e. Sarrett, 3. M. Cor??.
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