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C. 13. THACKER, Editor and Managet.
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Contractors are not allowed to than their legitimate b isiness, except by paying especially for the same. Ad vertisemcnts discontinued before the expiration of contract will be charged for at transient rates for the time in? serted. SUBSCRIPTIONS. Dally, twelve months . $4.00 Daily, six months . 2.no Daily, one month .10 Daily, one week .10 All business, news letters or tele? graphic dispatches should be address? ed DAILY PRESS. BELL 'PHONE . 2514. CITIZENS' 'PHONE . 14. Entered at the Postofllce of Newport News, Va., as second-class matter. SATURDAY, JUNE IS, IS9S. UNWISE TAXATION. It occasionally happens that the "powers that be" in small cities show an unreasonable and silly hostility to? ward employment giving industry that it Is difficult to understand. One of the most remarkable cases of this charac? ter is one which has recently attract? ed considerable attention in Alexan? dria, Va. The Baltimore Sun of a re? cent dale has the following account of the matter In question from its corre? spondent at Alexandria: "The city au? thorities have,after considerable delay, agreed to reduce the assessment on the Mount Vernon cotton factory, owned by the Garret heirs, of Baltimore. The factory has not been In use since 1ST?.. When In use it was assessed at $23,0110, but In 1SS0 the assessment was In? creased to $00.000. H has now been reduced to $35,oon, and the property Is offered for sale at $25.000. It appeared In the negotiations on the subject that the factory lot was only one-fourth of the square, and the remaining three fourths, with two fine old brick man? sions upon them, was assessed at only $5,S00. and th* entire square opposite the factory, with five modern, fine brick dwellings, was assessed at only $22,000. The reduction was not made without some difficulty.*' For some reason, or probably for no reason at all, the Alexandria authorities wore hostile to the property in question ami by the arbitrary exercise of their pow? ers deliberately set about "gouging" the owners. Such a policy can be jus? tified on no plea and is so obviosly foolish that it is difficult to imagine how Intelligent men can lend their influence to a movement in that direc? tion. Perhaps the hostility of the au? thorities was responsible for the clos? ing down of the factory. At any rate, such manifestly unjust discrimination is not a good recommendation for other industries seeking a site. It is to be hoped that the "city fathers" of New? port News will never allow themselves to drop into such a "penny wise pound foolish" policy of dealing with (lie in? dustries seeking to establish them? selves in this city. The Cadiz fleet lias been sighted again; this time off the coast of Africa. Undoubtedly this Is one of j;i<- most wonderful II.-els that ever floated upon the surface of Father Neptune's do? main. One day it is confidently an? nounced that it is tied up at Cadiz for repairs that will take a week's time, tout during the night the canny Span? iards gel up steam in their boilers and ere the king of day drives his chariot above the eastern horizon this fleet is breasting the foam-capped waves that beat upon the shore of far-off Mada? gascar. Th.-n before tin- weary toilers of the Western Hemisphere arise to face the stern duties of another day, this fleet has doubled tin- Cape of Good Hope, Cape Horn, or some olher old cape, and is bearing down upon tbo rugged coast r.r New England. Verily, this is a wonderful fleet, or .-is.- ther? are some wonderful liars doing busi? ness about this time. fpE*. t: . Still another captain has discovered r-'that the Spanish fleet is not in the har 5 bor at Santiago. As a discoverer the ! esteemed Mr. Columbu* was a tyro to sonn of the gentlemen now operating - in the Southern seas. s Admiral Sampson has at least one >'. lieutenant w ho may be truthfully call ;, ed "true Blue." WEEKLY TRADE REVIEW. Many Favorable features of the Busi? ness Situation. < Hy Telegraph.) NEW YORK, June 17.?Bradstreet's tomorrow will say: "Unprecedented foreign trade totals, involving heavily increased shipments of breadstuffs and provisions, raw cot? ton and manufactured products: flat? tering crop prospects, pointing to very large yields of wheat and lie.si other cereals, us well a.s cotton; profitable railway operations, as reflected in rel? atively heavier gains in net than In Kress receipts: activity in near!;- all lines of manufacturing except semr little brunches: prices for most staples shewing heavy advances over tie- ore. ?eding year: hank clearings ex..ding ail previous records at this date: a vol? ume of new demand limited in th. east and south to midsummer dullness hut in th" west and northwest compar? ing favorably with records of previous years, and a low rate of business mor lality. are all features of the general business situation al the present time the collapse of Leiter and his deal in "h.-at. with tie- demoralization in prices which was coneommit I ant. ban I- en followed hy a quieter feeling in the cereal markets, but exoort demand partly on early placed orders has im? proved, and more is doing by flour millers. It ist rue I hat 11..lit inn- d ?-et weather in sections west or Mm .Mississippi is tiffectina wheat harvest? ing, but trade opinion h aps lo a crop ..r 700.000.000 bushels of wheat and large yields of most other . ..reals, with core promising least favorablv. Cotlon acreage and condition alike foreshad? ow a yi.-ld which may In- slightlv small? er than last year, but this mich! eas'-lv he compensated for bv an advance in values, which are higher on the week A rather rjub'l Lire is shown in th" Iron situation Mrs we, |t. relatively mos! aclivltv being exhibited at the west. "Cotton goods, ir anything, are slightlv improved, but raw wool is still under restricted demand, 1.aus. man? ufacturers find new business slow. The price situation ror Me- v "'-1; re? flects steadiness, tin- only important dec rease being It, southern pig iron, wheat and Hour, while hides are higher at Me- w.-st. a number of metals have b.-ep advanced, and oats, corn lard and cot I on not.- fractional advai.s. "The w.-st and northwest continue the scene of relatively most activity alike in demand and movemenl of merchandise. The excellent crop pros poets in the norlhwesl are reflected In ti satisfactory trade in seasonable roods and a relatively larger volume of orders Tor Tall trade, with the ag? gregate sales at most cities heavily in excess of the corresponding week in recent years. "Wheat exports ror the week aggre? gate 4,380,78" bushels, against 4.730.08:: bushels las! w.-ek. 2.r.l7.:tl'.l bushels in this week a year ago. 11.020.317 bushels in I SOB, 2,sr,7.:i07 bushels in 1X!I? and 1. 927.000 bush.-Is in 1804. "Corn exports are also slightly small? er than lasl week, amounting I" 4.10?. 000 bushels, as compared with 4.774.303 in the preceding week. 1,024.213 hush.-Is in this week a year ago, l.r.10,1. hush els in I Mm; and XfiS.OOn hush.-ls in ISO.". "Business mortality is at a low point, the failures for the week num? bering only L'iiT. fourteen smaller than a w.-.-k airo, nineteen fewer than in the corresponding week or l.s;iT. lirty-eigbl smaller than in Ibis week in 1S9I1, twen? ty-four smaller Mian In ISO? and only twelve than in I his week of 1804. when restriction of credits and dull business was most marked. "Failures in the I "..minion of Canada number 10. a decrease or seven from last we.-k. or ir, from the total in this week a year ago, and of 10 from TS'.ir,." FIRE-PROOF WOOD. Fireproof wood is to be used in the construction of every future American warships where w.! is i.ded. To make it fireproof I he timber is placi il in a cylinder and a vacuum is formed. Steam Is Mien admitted, which causes the moisture in the wood to vaporize, and the products ..f the vapor are drawn off. A vacuum is again formed, and the saturated liquid, containing certain salts, is forced into the cylin? der until the wood is thoroughly im? pregnated. The wood Is then dried nnd is ready for use. Experience has prov? ed that timber so treated is Incapable of supporting or conveying flames. "Is the lady of the lions.- at home ?" is a query that generally indicates the Look agent. NEW ADVERTISEMENTS. I J 1ST?ON EVENING OF .MNP. 1BTI1 on Washington avenue along ship yard fence, a sqTBjre Silver eignrelte .-as.-. A suitable reward w ill he paid for Its re! urn to Camp Warburlon. Raillery A. jllbS-llp FOR RENT - TI I KEF. I'NFI'KNISII od rooms. Water and bath. 3011 Twenty-ninth street. julS-llp FOR RENT?TWO FURNISHED or unfurnished rooms on first It.or. suitable for light housekeeping. Ap? ply No. 22? Thirtieth street. jul7-3t| FOR RENT. ? TWO FUKNMSIIEI rooms suitable for light housekeep ing at 313 Twenty-sixth st. SUMMER SCHOOL FOR POYS AX I girls. All bran,-!i.-s of a liberal edu? cation taught. Apply to U. II. EPES, 223 Twenty-seventh street, jul-tf Notice, Th.- committee appointed by the City Council for Ihe purpose', will enteriaiti propositions for Mir purchase of six sound mules, also earts and harness for i he garbage service. SAM'L W. lb iRSl i.V. M I ... juls-r.t i 'hairman ( 'onimittee. To the Public, This is to give n..!iee that lb,, firm of S. Lucas <\V Son, I-In.'s Castle, v,-,. has this day been dissolved hy mutual consent. All persons indebted unto tho ..id firm will pay W\ G. Lucas the sa me. (Signed) SILAS LUCAS June 13. 1MI8. \V. c, LUC \S To the Public: The business heretofore conducted in der the mime S. i.u<-.-i-- Sou will be conducted under Ihe name -fiul style of W. G. Lucas. A continuance of your patronage is desired Respectfully, \V. <;. LUCAS ju-in-Cl. Stockholders' Meeting The annual n.tim,- of the Stockhol? ders of the peninsula Electric Light & Power i on.p.my nil! be |,.-|,| Tuesday June 21. 1.MIS, at S p. m.. at t he . MM /.ens und Murine Kam; Newport Wv s Vii, E. C. lUt.l.VF.K. President, my 22,-1 mo. Hotel Ivy Dairy Lunch Room Is now open In the bisi-menl ..f the Ivy building, corner Washington avenue and Twenty-sevemli si reel be erenm soft shell crabs and cofft All meat sandw lehr? ', and night. ilty. day Jii'-lt from healthy cows ??table as clean <w a house a.nd al? ways open f,,r lnepectlon?6 cents a quart or 3 cents a pint. Milk from jer? sey ex.we 8 cents a quart or 4 cents a pirn in glaso battles. Delivered (Lay where In the city. J- E. Langslouu feb tt-tf IOT iOT EflTfl&R WEARABLES Is what yon need just, now. We can fit. you up in Crash Suits. Serge and Alpaca Coats and Vests. White Duck and Crash Trousers. Neglige Shirts. Gauze i 'ndi rwear: in fact, everything is here to keep you cool. i Jght weight. Shoes and Mats in great, varieties. Prices are lower lan ever. The Reliable I Clothier. Shoer ana 1 latter. \|EW DANK 1 NATIONAL DuiLDING /'fv' '/'-jr-j 'ft\ fs AT ? cm h's Brcid, Not War, the Spaniard Wants. There ar.- many people in Newport News als,i who can't gel broad to suit their laste I.nose thoy don't know thai wo mal:.- I In- purosl anil most tlo lii-ioiis bivail stniTs in Newport News. \\-.- also make the riebest ami finest pastry, fancy cakes, wedding cakes, loaf cakes and maccaroons lo be found anywhere. Wo cater I., the most fas? tidious palate and never fail t.. please "' ""aT'b. WlLHirSK, 217 Twenty-seventh street, near Wash? ington Avenue. Hot Time in the Old Town of merriment, but the hoi li. son,,- house keepers have in swell, rim,- over hoi ranges with unsaii.si'actory fires, with wo.nl, . '?al. ashes, dirt and annoyance, , is it any wonder they look weary an.I broken down V lint . w lib a m...lern gas range all this tie,,hi., disappears. The rang.- * v. ill coli iinj tiling it ? ili do it .: ijuickly, ii i\ ill do its work bei - let- and more satisfactory than j any coal rang- ever mad.-. It , ? ill heal waler for the bath or ? any purpose, ami what is more i the cas rang.- is the most e.- ; ..i i. al cook.-r on tin- market, i I'Ji.s at $1.00 |i. r thousand feet j is :.-;i . ..ms a hundred. An a\ er- .?> a; .- family can cook three meals \ ilally with less than 100 feet of / gas. Ask those using gas ami ? you will see. Those who have jusi found .ait the benefits are j most enthusiastic, w.- have j known it s.> long we wonder why every body don't see it as jj H e do, bill they will So .ll S'-e it. We are setting rang-s every 5 day, and every rang- set brings is alone another sounder of it.-i prais.-s. Call and see us. * Newport News Gas Company, W. S. IIOWRN, Snpt. Ya Transportation Co. W. R. RCI.7T..T,, Manager. Storage Warehouse. Freight. Baggage, Safes a- rnl tur.- carefully and promptly moved. All kinds of hauling done at low rates. PHONE 2592. P. O. BOX 141. J We hate purchased the entire Shoe Stock of the Central Shoe and Clothing Store now located at 3022 Washington A.venue,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 will be sold at exactly one-half their actual value. Regular Value $1.50 Mens Satiu Calf s-oiiil leather nhoe?, all styles, lace or congress. Sale Price GOc Regular Value $1.35 Ladies1 Vici Kid lace and liutton slires in ce*in and opera toes. tau stitched and ttexi l>le soles. Sale Price 00c Regular Value $2.00 Men's Satin Calf solid leather shoes, wit Ii genuine Dou srola topping, lu all the lending: toes Sale Price 08c. Regular Value $2-50 Ladies1 Imported Vici Kid haud turn? ed and patent tips and dongola silk tilted,in button mid lace. Sale Price $1.24 Regular Value $3.00 Men's Hand Sewed genuine Calf Shoes in coin and opera toes, this is a bin bargain. Sale Trice $1 48 Regular ? Value $2.00 Ladies' Tau Vici vesting top, litmd turned luce shoes in all the leading styles. Sale Price 08c I The above are only a few of the many ? bargains we purchased. ? CALL EARLY. ?? 200(3 Washington Ave., m Newport -News. Dr. R. U6 Robinson! DENT/ST, -eighth street, i Lveniu^s 7 i PAIN LEi; TEETH Washington avenue and Twenty-eighth street, over Ideal Pharmacy. f Office Hours S A. M. to 6 P. M. Sundays, 8 A. M. to 12 M. p Open Evenings 7 to 8. VITALIZED AIR" FOR PAINLESS EXTRACTING. GOOD set.XCCXIJ .5 dollars best set.9 fr Irl.8 dollars PARTIAL sets. *_< i? ? ? i.jk proportion No charge for extracting when teeth are ordered. Extracting.'"""... .|. .25c l'ainless extracting with local anasthet ic. 50c Silver titling.50c up Gold .$1.00 up 'refill Cleaned.75c Bridge work and crowns, 22 karat gold, $5 per tooth ALL WORK GUARANTEED. H PURE ICE, ? ? ? .o:<>i<>:<>i<>:<>: ISEa-^l8*1* Lights; I ; Bell Wiring done GOLD STORAGE, <on short notice. ftKG LIGnTS ; Inspection guarx incandescent Lights, anteed. MCTEFt OR CONTRACT MOTOR 'PHONE ZS1S. No Dirt, No Odor, No Matches. POWER.] Peninsula Electric Light and Power Co. NEWPORT NEWS, VA. (Board of Directors meet third Tuesday lu each month.) SCHMELZ BROS. NEWPORT NEWS. VA. BANKERS Offers Its Custottiors EEvery Accommodtatior Consistent lA/lth Se?re> Banking. Accounts of individuals, firms and corporations solicited. Collection made on all parts of the country. Foreign drafts issued on all parts of tlx world. IN OUR DIME SAVINGS DEPARTMENT Deposits, received from 10 cents to $5,000 and interest allowed at the rate o FOUR l'E-R CENT. PER ANNUM. SAFETY DEPOSfT' BOXES F"OR FEErNT Only Safely Boxes In the City Secured Uy Time Locks W. A. Poet, President. J. R. Swlnerton, Vice-Presldent. J. A. Willett, Cashier OF NEWPORT NEWS CAPITAL $100,000- DIRE3CTORS. SURPLUS $27,000 W- A. Post, J. R. Swinerton, 3d. B. Crowefl, M. V. Doughty, r. O. Bickford. C. b. Orcutc, I. Eugene White. J. A. WUIeti. Accounts ...f banks, carporatlons, merchants, individuals and firms invited. We otter depositors every accommodation which their balances, business and responsibility warrant. Sell our own. drafts drawn on all principal cities of SAFE DEPOSIT BOXES FOR RENT. Q. 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 !n dividends, $15.800. . A general tanking business. Every facility offered for safe and prompt transaction or business on favorable terma. The accounts of Corporations, Firms and Individuals solicited. Special attention given o collections. Drafts drawn on all parts of the world. A SPECIAL SAVINGS DEPARTMENT. INTEREST ALLOWED ON DEPOSITS OF Jl AND UPWARD. DIRECTORS: Q. B. West. H. E. Parkar, T. M. Benson, J. b. Jennings, L. P. Stearnes, E. 1 Ivy, d. 8 Tones, A. C. Oarrett, J. M. Curtis. same feeling of confidence a fellow experi? ences when he knows he has a good thing. So many good things grouped together that it is impossible to tell you about them all at OUCf. SERGES, ERGES, A LR AO AS, /\ LR AC AS, TOW ow LINEN, LINEN, CRASHES. RASHES. In suits, coats and vests and single coats made and trimmed properly. Ko chopped-out-with-an ax affairs. DJ3 HI T C WHITE DUCK rfi N I N STRIPED LINEN I I 11 I I O BLUE SERGE Evciy class of garment to help you keep pleasant during the hot weather. f? The Banner Clothier, It j|| (300 Washington Avenue, opposite Opera House. ||| If you want a building lot Buy it of the Old Dominion Land Company Lots for sale on easy terms in all sections of the city. Finely located business lots on Washington ave. Farms for sale or rent in Elizabeth C>ty, War? wick and Y ork Counties. Old Dominion Land Company? ROOM NO. 11. FIRST NATIONAL BANK. BUILDING. ^ OFFICE OPEN UNTIL 8 P. M. MERCHANTS & MINERS TRANS- : PORTATION CO.'S STEAMSHIP LINES for IIOSTON, PROVIDENCE and BALTIMORE. Leave Newport News, via Norfolk for Boston every Monday,Wednesday and Friday, sailing from Norfolk at G P. M. Leave Newport News for Baltimore Mondays. Thursdays and Saturdays at f> P. M., connecting fur Washington. Philadelphia and New York. Fan- to Baltimore, one way. ?:;.(t0; round trip $5.0(1. including stateroom berth. Ac? commodations und cuisine un? equalled. Freight and passengers taken for till points north and south. For further Information apply to L. C. SAUN HERS, Agent. Newport News, Va. w. t: turner, g. p. a. J. ?'. WHITNEY. T. M. General office. P.altimore. Mil. HE ST KAM ER S. A. M'CA LL 1 will leave Newport News with both freight and passengers for Peters? burg every .Monday. Wednesday and Friday about 7:ir, A. M., and will leave Newport News for Norfolk every Tues? day, Thursday and Saturday about 2:20 P. M. WAR IS ON Will leave Norfolk every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 0:00 A. M. sharp. J. W. PHILLIPS, Owner. rii HE NORFOLK & WASIIING JL TON STEAMBOAT COMPANY. The New ami powerful Iron Palace Steamers Newport News. Washington and Norfolk will leave daily as fol | lows: NORTH MOUND. Steamers leave Portsmouth, foot of North street at. 5:00 p. m. Leave Norfolk, Toot of Malhews street at . 5:45 p. m. Leave Ohl Point at . 6:43 p. m. Arrive Washington at . T:On a. in. B. &. 0. R. R. PENN., R. R. Lv. Washington at.. S:00 a m..S:00am Ar. Philadelphia at.11:00 a tn.l0:r,0 a m Ar. New York at.. .. 1:2fi p m..2:15 n m South bound. Ii. & O. R. R. Penn. R. R. AND SO IS HOT WEATHER. Bear Paw Buffet, 44S Twenty-eighth stret, is the place to get cold?Ice cold?beer on draught, also National and Pabst Export Beer?Ice cold. Mint Julips and all mixed drinks. The finest brands of pure whiskey always carried in stock. Claret Wines and all seasonable drinks. Todd's Private Stock at 25c a pint is as good as any that costs double the money. EB~Perfect order always maintained ? A gentleman's place. THE BEAR PAW BUFFET 448 Twenty-eighth street, O W. Todd, Proprietor. I Eat etx fWACKEY'S . . . . . RESTAURANT. .1:00 p ..:?.:is p it 0: p in Lv. New York at_IL?H Lv. Philadelphia at. 1::::: Ar. in Washington .. 4:iiti Steamers leave Washing! Arrive Fortress Monroe at_ 7:00 a in Arrive Norfolk at. S:00 a in Arrive at Portsmouth at . S;ili) a tn The trip down the historic Potomac river and Chesapeake Bay on the ele? gant steamers of this company is un? surpassed. The steamers are compar? atively new, having been built in 1891. and are fitted up in the most luxuri? ant manner, with electric lights, cull bell, and stenm heat in each room. The tables are supplied with every de? licacy of the season from the markets I of Washington and Norfolk. For further Information apply to B. J. CALLAIIA V. Agent, Nor! ilk, Va. New Summer Resort. THE BUCKR0E BEACH HOTEL Is situated on Hampton Roads in sight of Fort Monroe, where electric cars meet Incoming and outgoing steamers. This delightful summer re? sort will be OPENED MAT 2, 18S8. The hotel has been enlarged. Per? fect sanitary condition and plumbing. Bathing is unexcelled. Fishing and boating unrivalled. No malaria. The cool breezes of the Atlantic. Electric cars every 15 minutes for Fort Monroe, Hampton and Newport News. No liq? uors sold or gambling permitted. Pic? nic parties allowed the use of the mammoth pavllllon during the day. Music every night except Sunday. For terms apply to . CHARLES IL HEWTNS, Manager, Buck Roe Beach Hotel. Hamnt? "<r? apr 27-Bns. '-.'i.SZ. 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. George UP-STAIRS. Lohse, Manager. MADE WIE A IVJASNS AJAXT'' .1 M .' 0.-y. irul..,ti.?cv. si.?,,i?.Btiw?.tec.; eauMd 1. y A lni.w l.r Oller Kwmv,? ,-...tt I .4J? crallnxiH. Iliry tiulrfUu ami murelt/ rm-.toro L*it Vitality in ? Uoryconif osd lltii iiuin lomtntiy, bt.Hinbtri 'ir xzhti .use. . -uiil <'<>.. iti.tptina if liomoihi.te !r:,erov? o fch othrir 'it.! In Ajui -J.il.tci?. Tha '.r-.l .1. ). T!.?ir,wi -l. 'w. nci? ii itPItE vie 'ni; tlifi gtualm ur?joa. VvoKivaapoa .r.y> ."p'r'nS, SO C YS? rm (full treatment! for fSAOL By ' . OJrcalar ouch cum? u:- ri piickiir*; or Hi. mull, li) t'liiin ww-r. uinii receipt of p-W fHrcnltt AJAX REMEOV C0., ^"..'fi^sl * 1 hip. fP. ill. For sale In Newport News, Va., by A. E. G. KLOR, Druggist. " apr 19-ly. RICHMOND, J? BOOT AND SHOE MAKER. 2809 Washington ovei u?. REPAIR WORE A SPECIALTY.