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?ATU'RDA'Y, MARCH 19, 1S*J7.
AN' AIl.St'RD KB<i?K?TIOJi.
Th? Spaniards naw wan'.' the- Ameri?
can Republics of lira small: r order to
unite In 3. zrlverln to defend themselves
against ivhmt they term "the domineer?
ing methods of the UmilAid Stnit'E-s," and
to lv:lp Spain". This is all very well so
f?r as the benellt to Spain is ocncerned,
Onit it won't work even nt that. The
Mexican Financier, or.e of the Raiding
bankers' and commercial Ill's' Journal of
Mexico, takes thLs view of the matter:
'INone irif the Independent nations on
this continent apprehend aggression or
?wrong frcm fhe United States. Thr, idea
?that the Latin American Republics fear
or distrust the limited S tint ES Is a fig?
ment of the European brain. If, then,
as we have shown, the Internal ele?
ment's, or factors O.Hc a Spawlsh-A'mErl
can confederation are lacking, still more
conspicuous is the iiibscnc? of external
motives. All this, however, furnishes
no reason why the Republics of this
carjlinsir.il', Including the United States,
she.uld ivtit seek to tak? common aictldni
as often as the solidarity of their com*
mcrclal, financial, :i.nd political Interests
(Vmarrls It. But the question Is better
left tjilone. Thi' signal failure of .'.he at?
tempt In Central Arhwrlca, where, ow?
ing to special circumstances, it might
?have been exprcted to succeed, affords
This is n d.'irrecl view of the. matter.
The United States neither dominates
ia~r car?* to dominate ha the direction
suggested. On l.'he contrary, \va have
bran eminently fair In isill our dealings
with the Latin-American Republics, and
they hnv?:? no need \Sfo fear r distrust
?the Unll'ed States.
Til KNOUT 11 ATLANTIC CO A NT.
While inhere was not the slightest rea?
son to expx-t a dlffcrcnvt response, uh< re
has been the liveliest satisfaction felt
eixl expressed at (he response the Sott^bh
has made in ilhe face of the threatened
wiiir bctwepn Spain and the Un.'tad
States, observes 'She Wos.hlngti.in Star.
Her people have s] ken, it says, ah
with ono voice, and tl:.u :,;.i p!e;ige of
devcuton to the interests of the whole
coun'.ry. Virginia, South Carolina,
Civirgia.. Alabama, Texas are as KSyal
to the StUirs and Stripes a'.* ever they
were to the Slats and Hats, an.i the f?X
Confcdenaites living wLthin their bor
ders w.Lll be amcog ijhe first to enlist
in casv; the IVj'.on ncctjsi defenders.
Our contemporary is of the optoloh
that it war comes, tho South Attlaintic
o.-iast Is likely to feel the brun^ of any
attack thait Spain may be able tl:i tr.eke
on th!? country. Spain's base of sup?
plies must be Cuba, and ?s kir.ig as she
holds the island she will necessarily
have >to direct her attacks on those
P-Tlttta on our coasl nearest Cuba. Her
fighting ships could ocit carry a supply
of n^il sufllolent l-:i enable -them n
make a long cruise to the north and
run >'jhi risk of delays. But Prom Nor?
folk down, every coast city of aimy con?
sequence would require vigilant pro
Thla wi?uld brlc? the North and the
(south together fei circumstances of the
closest union. Tn the old terri.iory of
the Confederacy the speclaele of a war
waged for t'he reunited country under
the old Hag wi-tuld presunt itihe pi rfcot
rc-alizatl'onIqf ?II patriotic drcuims. And
that such a war would be wage 1 with
'iliie Utmost, vigor admMs of not the
slightest doubt. "Ntorth ami South would
alike bo on their mettle, the coo :?:t
honor tho flag It had Icoce opposed,
and 'Hhe other to honor and help de?
fend tho section flow giving ividiar.cc
of suoh iJhonnugh brotherhood and de
It ds not unlikoly that Spata kirn
been m'lsled nr.i this. poin';'. She h ^is
'had f rom one source cr smother a good
deal of-m'iEil'nfOTmatlcini abrrtit itlhe UaiUad
States, ?ho may (have oadciilatcd on
sorno udvanttage from attacking tai sec
lion tof the courvtry represented to .her
as lukewarm 'in miaittera of national
maniTOt. Ihr-3 she will find'if sho clears
her dock for action itna't an aUlaok on
aoy American scaccoU city now, North
or South, will meet W?Iiti -a reply rep
resentOng 1c 'Its warm'lih t'ho ftVc and
fecllnsr and power of the whole O0|Un
A ME II IVA NIMM I \ THE NOUTII*
In co other section of this prent
country has the spirit of American
patriotism found fuller or freer expres?
sion since the present) "war soaire Mian
la 'the South. This Is well illustrated
in a statement by General Wilson.
Chief of the Engineer Corps, U. S. A.,
at Tampa, n day or so since, who said:
"in the Xoi'i'h Miere has beam the
greatest excitement ever since the
Molne disaster, and the prospect of '
'war has demoralized. many
branches of trade.
"In the Sout'h I fled t'ho people
are confident that war will BOCai be
declared, and till are ready for It,
but there is little excitement, and
every line of- business appears to be
moving along scroholy. I find Mint
the people Odmost to en man are
ready to go to the front to defend
the OCiUOtry. They lo<k upon It) as
their duty, and, while there le no
great Illuster and noise made about
It, they are quietly preparing fov
what they believe will come."
As the Baltimore News asserts,
whenever any great) 'emergency corn
fronts the country, the South produces
men who measure up to the occasion.
The fathers of the Constitution) wero
mainly of Virginia) blrt'h, amd the Re?
volution was chiefly fought by South?
ern troops. Throughout the stretch or
the country's hisTory, Southern wls-'
dorn ar.id courage are amply In evi?
dence. The Southern people have nsver
failed In magnanimity nor In cheerful
submission Id the Inevitable. In every
I hour of danger or trial the South will
be found the surest bulwark of the
nation. The United States is now
mere firmly welded into a unlotn of
heart, Ct? mind, of aenlr ntion. than
ever before. The Puritan and the
Cavalier have a'J last merged their
nobler trails. O.ve supplements the
other. The fabric of American liberty
and American ideas is upheld with
equal fidelity by both, and" their com?
bined efforts are making worthy Amcrl
onn? of t'ho millions of adopted citi?
zens cf ;>he country."
\ nitV DOCK AT NEWPORT Bf EWU.
"We agree wich the Washington Ftcist
In the statemenJ? that *t has been a
m'a'titer of grea regret, no?i unmixed with
surprise, th.-i't no effoi't was made?at
IcaSti no .successful or even conspicuous
effort?to secure for Newport News at
ieaii.l one of the five dry-ducks contem?
plated fea the new nnvy establishment.
Newport News lies under ahe protccr
t'li n Of Fort Monroe, within the Capes,
aivl .'s near to Hampton Ri ads, the
finest and most capaclrtus harbor in
t'ho United 03at'?S, There could he no
more convcir.'Icint point of refuge or con
centra't'Ion cai,-e of war. It Is easily
accessible KI3 vessels of umy size at all
tides, fand, from every point!) of view, is
the point, ?l which a naval dry-dock
could he mcsl conveniently and profit?
ably loeaJtefd. Just why Newport! News
was omftted fri:im 'ihe scheme kn ques?
tion we do iriet ven'ture to say. Tn
fact, the maftlter baffles all speculation
and conjecture. I'a is difficult to sec
how or on what ground an argument
In favor Of Newport News could have
W 1? grait'lfyhig, the New Yctrk Sun
says, that t.ho negleoa of Cowgresa is
not likely Ito prove Injurious to the
public, fotoresis, and' adds:
"C. It. Orcutll, president of Mie
Newport News Shlp-bulldlng com?
pany, informed Secretary iJ-.ng of
his ptirpi bc to begin the oanstruc
t!bn of the largest dry-dock In. yhe
world, capable when completed of
acennmoda-.ing tit tc.ce two of the
larg. st battleships i.-,r '.>!iree small
cruiser.--. The clock will he without
am equal, umd for length and
bread'-, h surpass all of the great
docks of -the Urliteh Govennmen't)
twwi others ?mtrolled by private
panties. Work <-n this big basin
begins next week, the pile ha-vii?
already been selected. In length i'u
will exceed 000 f> ? .'. or he nit least
2S0 feet longer than the biggest
of the transailan'.'ic liners. It will
'huiye a Innen double that .:if almost
any baitlt'lesh'lp, acU when complet?
ed will have Cost $1,000.000.
"Mr. OrcuM says lahat he asks no
Government assuituniccs of patron?
age or bonus act* ithal ho does not
expect any. Secretary Long, how?
ever, regards tithe building of such
a gigointlc dock ns of the irhmcpt
Impprteince to the navy, considering
that Newport. News wHl he pro
teciiMl Iby I he defenses o>;t Fortl
Monroe, and has waiter faoMilics
permitting dirking of the largest
.-hips tit any ?tage of ifihe tide, ftlj
proxOmKy alsiA la the VirginTic
Capes a(r.?d Hampton Roads meikes
tti especially vah?Jible to the navy
In war times when ships near by
are 'injured. Mr. Oreu.it says his
dock will be compleUi.M within two
years. It will be constructed r>f
wood, vlrl't.h masonry entrances."
President Orcwtt .should have all en
couragemomt passible In his undertak?
ing, ev.rn tl-JAugh jt is not!? iieked.
NOTES AND OPINIONS.
Is It ndl proper to nsk the ndmlr.is
'iraftlon evrey morning whe?her it has
Castile soap??Memphis Commercisl
The .man who wants '.i> ciitrry him
s.-lf well before the community should
never try i? curry <t jag.?New Or
Luetgert has gone to .Toilet pehMien
tlary, where h? can keep up his stu?
dies in chemistry by inveablgaOrag :ihe
Ingredients of prltSam fan;.?Chicago Itcj
The Sttl 11 water Gaxetto has found cut
Mia* fott.iy-fl.Sur different muscles are
tailed i'r.'to pliity whenever a man pays
"I'll take t'h.> some." It's the sanre
when 'lie smiles.?Ohlca-go T.nicc-llL-r
Dr. Margaret Mi Tralll Christie, who
has been appointed by the ilndla office
to flAidy the bubonic plague In the h'.vs- j
pitnl for imatlvs women in Domtey, is
a very young wcmani, and I* is only two
years sicco she 'got h;r degree from j
Tho wife of the late President Bar- j
ri'.a, of Guatemala was Miss Alge Ben
ton amid was for some time an inmate
of Who <Protestcir.it orphan asylum of |
Mobile, Ala. She afterwards became an
actress, and lt( was during her stage
?life that Barries met her.
In tho Brltlslx House of Commons
during a discussion having reference
to the news of French aggression an
Her Majesty's territory Km West Afri?
ca i Dr. Tanner, antl-Parnelllte mem?
ber of Mid Cork, exclaimed "Vive la
Francel" Speaker Gully called him to
Dr. Am.ttrew Sloan Draper, president
of the University of Illin*:ils, has de?
clined tfha superlnter.tdency of th& pub
lla schools of Greater New York, not?
withstanding the fact -that ?i salary
very much larger than he is now r.v
colvkvg rs attached to the position de?
clined by him.
A fierce duel was fought on Friday
near Vienna between Prince, Philip, of
Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, husband of the
Princess Louise Marie of Belgium, and
LieuLfoant' Mlttaohteh. They first
fought, with pistols and then with
swords. Hhe prince was -wounded se?
verely lm the right ?irm.
Superintendent Charles E. Clark, of
rtho Unlom Printers' Home, Colorado
Springs, has mailed his resignation to
President William B. Prescott, of t'hr.
International Typographlcan Union, to
take effect on June 1st next. The rea?
son assigned for Mr. Clark's retirement
is the ill health of his wife
In a private letter from am American
woma.n traveling in Europe ?-'?ccurs the
following: "Last might' we went to Monte |
Carlo and saw Lily Langtry in low
cuecked whtbe satin and diamonds play?
ing heavily and winning nill tlar? time.
The Duke cf Camlbridge was watching
her, and so was everybody else."
A STYLISH RUSSIAN
The undeveloped figuros of tho young aro
well suited to the Russian mode?, which aro
more or less loose and pouchy und require to
bo belted and, for dressy wenr, much doc
oratod. ?otoo recent additions to thoso Rus?
sian modes aro 'extremely becoming and are
accepted with favor by those who have
slight figures. The mode illustrated, which
was taken from tho current number of The
Delineator, presenu some new features in tho
blouse, the sleevo caps and peplum boing
especially coramonded ns giving grace and
good stylo to tho whole. The seven-gored
Ekirt may bo plaited or gathered at tho back
and is trimmed effectively at tho bottom with
velvet surmounted by braid fancifully dis?
posed. The blouse, like all the Russian
modes, closes at tho left bide and is attrac?
tively trimmed with braid, laco edging and
Tel vet Any combination admired may bo
arranged in this fashion.
Specially prepared for ui by 77<e Butterick
Publishing Co. (Limited).
Is Hood's Sarsaparilla.
Greatest, Becauso Hood's Sarsapa?
rilla is the medicine to which the
bulk of the pooplo naturally turn
when overtaken by sickness, caused
by impure blood, scrofula, dyspepsia,
etc., or when recovering from debili?
tating blood-poisoning diseases liko
diphtheria, scarlet fever, etc.
Gkkatf.st, Because of the vast number
of testimonials which come from
every city and hamlet in the land,
telling of marvelous cures and over?
flowing with gratitude.
Greatkst, Becauso it eradicates every
vesiigo of scrofula, cures tho worst
ensea of hip disease, subdues tho itch?
ing and burning of eczema, heals all
sores, boils and eruptions, and every
ailment, duo to impure blood.
Greatest, Becauso It conquers dys?
pepsia by toning and strengthening
tho stomach, cures rheumatism, by
neutralizing tho acid in tho blood,
overcomes catarrh by removing the
scrofula taints that cause it.
Greatest, Becauso of tho greatest
cures, greatest merit, greatest stiles,
greatest hold upon tho confidence of
tho pcoplo as an honest nicdvpJn?
Which cures when nil others fail.
Is America's Greatest Medicine.
Sold by druggists. Prepared onlv by
0. I. Hood & Co., Lowell, Muss,
O COMBINE ELEGANCE WITH ECO-,
nomy and artistic work with the.
Lowest Prices possible is the basis
upon, which we solicit orders for
Measure Made Garments, j ,
ONE BUT THE MOST SKILLED CUT
ters and none other than Al Tail?
ors are employed In tho course of
make up. , . ?,_
ARMENTS MADE HERE ARE UN
surpassed In durability and stand
unrivalled In style and finish.
WE MAKE j yr
MATERIALS PASS DIRECT
from millers and producers from
all over the world, and come to
us from our manufacturing head?
quarters at the Lowest Possible
Cash Cost that only large quanti?
ties can touch.
OTR1CTLY OX THE MERITS OF OUR
productions and guarantee for ab?
solute satisfaction, together with
the vast facilities.which wc pos-'
sess to give tho Rest Possible
Value for the least money, is the
idea wc make for business in this
?HE LINE THIS SEASON EMBRACES
a most complete range of Novel?
ties In Genuine Scotch Cheviots,
Pin Stripe and Pin Chock Wors?
teds, In connection with a full
line of Overcoatings in all colors
OREIGN SUITINGS. MADE BY BUCH
eminent millers as Erkina, Bchn
aebcl's, Btrokolt and Schochers,
makers who arc famous for the
general excellence and high stand?
ard of their Cloths, Tricots, Dia?
gonals and Doeskins, are kept In
stock; also stich Celebrated Do?
mestic Woolens as the Hocka
num's, Globe's and American
Mills, and many other prominent
millers, representing plain and
staple patterns for middle aged
gentlemen, who follow the fash?
ion, and want just the Latest Nov?
elties as they appear In the lead?
ing fashion centres of lite world.
OR MORE THAN FIFTY YEARS IIAS
this great tailoring business been
addvnnccd on the standard motto
of Popular Goods at Popular
Prices, and to-day the list of pat?
rons Is fur greater than ever.
f* TRI CT ATTENTION TO THE WANTS
of customers, a watchful eye on
the markets, skill to plan and
energy to execute, mean the best
possible form of up-to-date busi?
ness methods, and create the best
possible service that your Interests
E LEAD THE PROCESSION FOR
first-class Measure Made Gar?
ments, and shall endeavor to gain
your patronage end Influence
with the Best Work and the Low?
CAREFUL EXAMINATION WILL
prove well worth while the little
, , tlmo and labor It may cost.
MARCH IS HERE 1
The season to guifi d against
BED BUGS !
Why experiment with new
I has had th? test of time,
V and proved' beyond question
its value. Prtce, 25c. battle,
MOTH BaALs. 5o. pound,
i MOTHAL1NB FLAKES 10c. ,1 !<.?
CAMPHOR, DOe. pound. ' ,"
Patent Medicines at Cost
Goods delivered free Ports?
mouth, Berkley and Atlantic
The Little Store Around the Corner.
5 gallons of Cum
?jcrlnnd Llthla Wa
tor, pure, clear,
sparkling. Wo sup?
ply hero patent tllt
lnp demijohns with?
out charge to our
patrons. We con?
sider your conven?
ience as well ns your
pocket. I'leaso ask
us for the prlco on 5
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