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SUNDAY. JANUARY 20, 1908.
YOU CAN DO IT.
That this land of ours Is a land of]
wonderful possibilities Is a trite say?
ing, but that doos not make It nny
less true, There Is a chance for >
orybody here. The young man whol
says, "a fellow hasn't a show any
more," Is the kind 6f fellowtwho would]
have said the K-une thing a year, or]
ten years, or a score of years ugfl
?lust lake in look at one of the push?
cart men we have on the streew of
Newport News and figure yourjnhnnc
ee with JilH for rising to tt uajsltlon of
. wealth and iuftuonco. If out of
100 people who read thbjjnivoro In tho
niitiii^ifslM^' 1 '^""'i >ney would feel
^Tfiat Ufo Isn t worth the stiuggle.
But here I? a push rnrt man who
did not allow himself to feel that
way. Ho In a Greek, and ten years
ago ho landed In Now York without
a cent lu his iwekets. HJti namo Is
Moiins?, 4iud be Is going back to his
native land to mnko that name a
power. Wihcn he struck the groat
city of New York ho had an idea
a dream It might bo called. He look?
ed for work nnd he found It shining
^hoea. It gave him a living until ho
looked about a bit. While looking
about he had his Idea, or dream, and
ho clung to iL Wlion ho had saved
enough money ho bought himself a
little two wheeled pushcart nnd be
gnu peddling fruit. His Idea, which
never left him, enabled him to Irans?
form that pushcart into a horse and
wagon. In a little while by sticking
to his Idea, bo got Into a littlo store, and
he soon made It a bigger store, nnd.
after a while he was wholesaling as
woll as retailing fruit. Ills Idea made
his business grow, and ho now has
sold out all his interests in this coun?
try, and has a hundred thousand dol?
lars. Ho is going to take this money
back homo and he Is going to open
a bank. That wns his Idea?he made
up Iiis mind that ho would bo n bank,
A wild BOrt of a dream that for n
man without a cent lu bis pocket,
thousands of miles rrotn home, nnd
among people whose language he
could not even speak or understand.
He was not an exceptionally smart
man. either. Out of the first ten
young Americans you would meet,
nlno would surely bo reckoned smart?
er than this Greek. But he had
sortirithlng that counted for more
than smartness; ho had determina?
tion, and pluck, and persevorntfee.
All three words really mean the same
thing, and Hint Is just the thing that
wins in tile battle of life.
Ho had hia dream, but it was not
an idle dream. Ho dreamed of be?
ing a banker, and be never lost sight
of. that, determination. It was not
only a possibility for this Oroek to
do this), it was a certainly from the
very beginning. It Is just as much
a /'certainly for any young American.
T.lin young man on the threshold
of life can do what the young Greek
did. and more. Ho cannot do It more
easily lhan the Greek did. Nothing
that really counts for success In Ibis
life Is to bo done easily. It can be
done, though, and there are right now
Dome young men who will read this
who will do It. There arc a lot more,
of course, who will not do It. butj
thoy don't cotmt. The follows who
"don't" aro" of very lltilo account in
(ho world. It's the rollow? who "do"
tliliiKS In this world that "malic the
wheels go around."
WHICH UMBRELLA TO GET UN?
The Washington Slat's cartoonist,
the well known llerryman, had a
most striking Illustration of the Re?
publican situation In the South the
other day. "The Soulhern Delegate"
staudH in the center with tin- most
woe begone and disconsolate expres?
sion on his face. It Is raining, and
gathered about hint, under largo um?
brellas, are Speaker Cannon, Secre?
tary Taft. Governor Hughes, Vice
President Pain banks and other aspi?
rants for the Republican nomination
for President. They are all extend?
ing lo the "Southern Delegate" the
Kind hand and Inviting him to come
under their nhelter. From the mouth
of tho "Southern Delegate" are com?
ing the words ' Wouldn't It he awful
lo got under tho wrong one."
llerryman hns hit the nail squarely
on the heul. The 'Southern Dele
Kate" is In a sorry way these days,
as he does not know which political
road to take. Way down deep In his
heart he ban no use for Roosevell or
for his man Secretary Taft, but there
Is the patronago; and pHronagc Is a
mighty big thing to the Repuhl.ians
of ih,. South, lie walils to be some?
thing of a IiIk bug at the Chicago
coiiy.-ntlou. and knows he will be If
he can get under tho rlghl umbrella.
Hut the question of which 1^ the
right umbrella Is causing nr>n;J u
Southern Republican "statesman"
loss of lots of sleep thejiJ'days. They
might have their fnyeVltcs. hut Hint
does not count, they want Is
a whack at th* erli). They had n
lesson when ^fmk Hnnna was alive,
which (hrvy^wlll never forget. They
winl 4so " get under the umbrella
whe^j shelter will bring to them the
"JtoA obi days."
The Jacksonville Mld-Wlnter Ex?
position opened yesterday and all In?
dications point to a successful show
in every manor, Tho cllv has work?
ed hard to inako the venture a suc?
cess and It la to he hoped that it will
be. Any Virginian who Is down that
way this winter will doubtless see
many Interesting things to talk
about after returning home.
?Whenever we run across the news?
paper headline "Murder Mystery In
Chicago,'* we aro reminded of the
man who, after Bleeping all night,
awoke to tho sound of hla wife's
voice In the morning, and Inquired,
"again or yet?" Was Chicago ever
without a murder mystery?
The bankers ridicule the Aldrieh
bill, and Aldrieh will not let any oth?
er get through the Senate finance
committee ? nnd there you are. The
biihiiiess men will continue to pay
extravagant rates of Interest and
charge tho consumer high prices to
Mighty hogs In a Pennsylvania
town consumed many barrels of pe?
troleum and then died. Will the
owners of the porkers sue the oil
company for the death of the hogs
or will the oil people sue for the oil
We do not expect to be favored,
but. Just tho "into we would like to
see one of Gladys Vanderbllt'a vis?
iting cards after she Is married. She
cortalhly will require a largo sl/.ed
bag to carry them in when she goes
out call inc.
Tho news dispatches announce the
arrival at Red Rluff, Cal.. of a wom?
an who had walked all the way from
New York for the benefit of her
health, accompanied only A>y n log.
Singular how you never hear of these
cases until tho journey Is all over.
The Cincinnati health officer is
praying for rain to lay the dust,
which he says, has caused many
cases of grip. Strikes US that a few
sprinkling carts would be just as ef?
fective as prayer In this case.
Somebody is boasting of having
caught a lobster weighing I I pounds
with clawa 11 Inches In circumfer?
ence. The claws are big all rignt,
but we know a lot of lobsters that
Wolgh more than 11 jvounds.
One of the Maine cities Is going to
have an exceptionally fine art muse?
um. Most of the Maine cities give
a groat deal of attention to flue nil
?ftho fhio art of getlng around the
A prominent Now York clergyman
has started a crusade against women
wearing hits In church. Tim cyni?
cally Inclined have been |iossesscd
with a more or less strong hellet
that one of the reasons of women for
going to church was to show their
latest creations In headgear.
The hoard of general appraisers
has decided that dogs are neither
wearing apparel nor toilet articles,
hence they nro dutiable. Just why,
doesn't seem to he exactly clear, In:',
there Is probably a lailff on harks.
Wo knew II, the poets who spent
nil last summer writing beautiful
snow verses tire now asking us to
return their contributions!?oven it
(hoy did not enclose a stamp.
It Is stated that the crookedoat
railroad In tho world is being con?
structed In California. If It means
the crookodest financially Wall street
magnates must be backing it.
Mil l.lka of Only, Ind.. tried to kiss
Nellie Stoplt and was fined $25 for
it, so says one no-wwsfiiiper. Hut
you can believe it or not just as you
While the New York aldermen
were passing an ordinance forbidding
women to smoke in restaurants why
did not they Include the chewing of
Every Virginian Is glnd that there
Is not going to be nny whitewashing
don.; Iretiho Rhca investigation. The
r?ir name of the state demands a
most rigid examination.
.lohn 1). Rockefeller, Jr., says "nev?
er loin money to u friend." He talks
us though he thought we had money
There is 60 much real live news
in Washington these days that Tele,
the White House dog, has entirely
in en forgotten by tlie correspondents.
A Texas writer tells about Ihe per?
fume-laden air of that slate. Never
knew before that onions were classed
When the hculth officer of a b'g
city gets the g'1p It would seem to
bo an Indication that he had no pull
In his own department.
Kentucky's political night riders
have Governor Beckham up a tree
Cortelyon Is whistling Uncle Sum's
eagles back Into the coop.
BRYAN AND WALL STREET.
^ Mr. Uryna refuses to discuss the
latest Wall street move against him.
Why should be discuss It? H speaks
for Itself, and lo tho Bryan lies every?
where tells a very plain tale. What
have he and his friends to fear from
a group of financiers and their attor?
neys gathered together to shape the
destinies of the Democratic party'.'
So soon after the Parker episode, the
thing is almost impudent. Cue has
only to rend the list of the names to
take the measure of the procoeumr;.
Why, with no authority, have used
the names of Gov. Hoko Smith and
c.ov. Swansea? Did not tue New
Yorkers know that neither man could
bo Induced to assist In the game?
What would the political life of oither.
strong as both are now. he worth if
he wore to travel to New York to
confabulate with a lot-of trust mag?
nates and their legal advisers about
putting Mr. Bryan out of business''
Governor Smith, years ago. gave evi?
dence of his devotion to majority rule
by leaving Mr. Cleveland's cabinet to
vote for Mr. Bryan, and his election
to his present office was a sort of
anti-Wall street triumph.
Virginia Is not opposed to Mr. Bry?
an, and Governor, Swansea Is his par?
ty's representative in office.
Wall street, so gifted in turning
over money to advantage, is one of
the poorest of politicians. This time
four years ago it had puld agents
running about. Ihe country trying to
drum up anti-ltoosevelt sentiment. Mr.
Hanna was Its candidate, and some?
how It had brought him to believe he
could ho nominated for President.
There was nothing more Impossible,
nnd, as soon as Mr. Roosevelt spoke,
the whole scheme came to the ground.
Then Ihe Democratic members of the
movement set up Judge Parker, only
to see him defeated l'y a record-break?
ing majority. First und last, poorer
polities was never played anywhere.
The more active Wall street be?
comes against Mr. Bryan the holier
for him. Ho thrives on the fact that
he has never been, and Is not now,
acceptable to the street. It made
him, and keeps him, the darling of
the constituency he calls hts own.
The true Bryanltes love him for that
enemy. Were a truce to ho declared
between Mr. Bryan atd bis leading
New York Opponents in Ihe Democra?
tic party his warmest supporters
would grow suspicions, and probably
cool toward him.
Wall street will not name either
candidate this year, nor will its sup?
port in the campaign to follow be
openly solicited In behalf of either.
It was never so unpopular, taking the
country by and large, as It is today.
A SMART SCREEN. ' i
It Is Mode cf Light Dlue Sheer Lawn
or Any Other Color.
Something beautiful in n window I
screen Will cost you only the price of
Home very thlu blue lawn, provided
you already have n frame, nnd many
homes hnve screen frames which have
oneo dono duty and only await soiue
thing new In n covering. It tnkes a
double thickness of lawn for tho
Icreou, because the deslgna are pasteil
lightly between the covers, nnd when
the light shines through the screen
there Is a beautiful shadow effect. On*
neat design Is a stork standing amid
cattails and pond lilies, nnother Is
bunches Of grapes nnd leaves, nnd the
odd little figures of dancing Dutch
children or pretty geisha girls make
good shadowgraphs. A handsome cov?
ering can be made with white lawn,
the pictures being in colors which re
fleet through the material. It Is best
to cut the patterns from paper ami
paste very lightly to one piece of tho
material after It has been tacked In
place. Always Iron the pieces to tho
material to prevent wrinkles, or the
patterns can be cut from dress goods
and attached In the snme manner. A
large screen will be attractive If cov?
ered with cheap unbleached muslin
anditho figures cut from heavy paper,
Which show in bohl relief on the white
background. Shades for lamps can bu
made in the samo manner, either with
floral effect or any of the conventional
patterns commonly used.
Thoy Are Not Expensive, but Are Very .
The electric range that must hnve
special wiring Is costly. Hut other
devices are within easier reach. They
are operated simply by attaching tho
connection to the electric light pocket,
from which (be ordinary bulb Is tem?
porarily removed for the purpose.
Among these conveniences aretheelec
I trie flatlron, maintained at the proper
temperature while moving over tho
ironing board In action; the electric
WONINO WITHOUT A STOVE.
dining room set of teakettle, chafing I
dish and coffee percolator, which will
merrily cook on the breakfast tablo.
tho second course while you are eat- j
Ing the first, nnd the electric beating
pail of eiderdown thnt takes the plaeo
of the hot water bottle. Any of these
works at a cost of about 2 cents an
hour. Beyond them there Is so much
that may be done by electricity that
It sounds like n story of East Indian,
ADVICE TO PLAIN WOMEN.
What They Must Do to Line Up With
The first thing n plain woman must
do Is give her figure careful attention.
A stylish or even well rounded body
will nine times out of ten carry ono
through far better than a pretty face.
The Individual with a poor ligure, who
Is short walsted, flat chested, may bo
Improved by suitable corseting. Petti?
coats must tit such a figure perfectly.
The plain woman must avoid every?
thing In dress that will by comparison
only emphasize her lnek of beauty.
Stuart looking she may be. but all frip?
peries must be set aside. The fit o(j
her gown is most Important. Sh"
should buy mnterlnl of 11 good quality
nnd employ the best dressmaker sbo
can afford. Two or three well made
drosses will bo better than a dozen
mediocre ones. Youthful effects are
Above all. the hair should be modish
and becoming. Neatness, too, Is an Im?
portant factor. Her collars must be
Immaculate. She must take especial
care of her complexion, never falling
to take her nightly fnelnl tubbing In
hot soapy water, rinsing In several
warm waters and then applying a good
Just make the following lines inln
questions nnd answers by placing tho
words "WhHt is" liefere each one, and
you will have some Interesting conun?
The most religious state?Mass.
The cleanly state?Wash.
The most egotistical state?Me.
The sickliest state-Ill.
The most maidenly stnte?Miss.
The medical state?Md.
The most paternal stnte?Pa,
The mining state?Ore.
The deep In debt state?O.
TIip coy Btate?La.
Tho personal state?U.
Tho swift divorce statc-S. D.
The liquid state-Fin.
The card sharp state-Mont ?
Aud the oldest state-Ark.
Eating When Tired.
I It Is the greatest mistake In tho
' world ever to eat n heavy men! when
tired. Indigestion is sure to lie set up,
nnd the food never nourishes tho body.
After a loug. fatiguing expedition or
.lourney or a day's shopping a woman
should never sit down Immediately to
I a heavy dinner or supper. l.et her
take a cup of lieef tea or a sandwich
or n glass of wine or a glass of milk
nnd rest. In half an hour or an hour
she con then cat the meal she require i
with liencflt. More women liccomo
plain by eating too heavy food at Inju.
j dlclous times than Is Imagined.
Honey is easy to be
ins.de by invest?
ing in his
On ail SUITS. OVER?
Our entile stock of
HIGH NECK SWEAT?
ERS at one-half their
2715 Washington Ave
Newport News, Va.
Some people think that they are
fond "f literature, Just- because they
like to read novels.?Boston Globe.
Mr. ltryan does not sworn disposed
to offend any fellow-Doh;toerat who
has a boom big enough In be worth
Quiet has (alien upon the pessi?
mists who said we should all freey.o
to death Ihls winter beraeso of the
shortage of coal ears.?Chlusgo News.
Up In South Dakota a unan Is ad?
vertising for sale "the only drug atom
In a dry town." You never read of
a drug store being for salo In Kansas.
Haiti is probably the only country
where it Is actunlly easier 1o estab?
lish a revolutionary government than
to emit $1.500,00(1 in revolutionary
hank notes.? New York Evening Post.
Mrs. X G. Pbelps- Stokev frankly
declares she "loves the red (lag hot?
ter than Die flag of her country."
Some women are Irresistibly drawn to
unction sales.?Milwaukee Sentinel.
When your wife comes home in the
late afternoon from a card party
where she not quite won the prize
you can save trouble. If not money,
by dining at your club.?Indianapolis
There Is no objection, of course, to
the railroads- giving us two-cent fares
without the aid or consent of any
law. if they are so Inclined.?Phila?
^Thls year the bills due March 1
will he one day longer In arriving.?
When an Irresistible force meets a
possibility, ho accepts. Good luck.
Governor Hughes!?New York Mall.
The modification of the army rid?
ing test regulations now ordored is
a mild concession to common sense.
?New York Sun.
Secretary Taft has carried another
state. This Unto it is the Kansas
The First Rose.
(Child's Song.) r
f) dear day!
Laughing out from the clouds that
now rlso for
As BOino lost star /
And slip away.
Softly I go where no one sees;
The sun Is gold in the tops of the
Hut the leaves underneath still piny,
And all the morning smiles tit me,
and all the birds call down to me,
Still through the dew I pass and
Then gently kneel, lest I hurt the
And then nry Hail Mary say.
Not one least flower of hoi's can I
lay on her shrine?all were
/S scarcely In bud last nig.-t.
Yet who knows
Clod has through my garden quietly
While. I ntill slept.
And see! ? a Hose.
?V. V. Boyson In Everybody's.
Reason to Charme.
"When Burroughs first came Into
the neighborhood he was very so?
ciable, but now ho scorns to want
to keep everybody at a distance."
"That's natural enough evorybody
Is a creditor of his now."?Catholic
Stnudard and Times.
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