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Postofflco as second-class mattor. WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER *. 1007. LORD STRATHCONCA, CANADA'S GRAND OLD MAN.< Every country almost bus Its grand old man. but It Is doubtful If any BOCtlon of the world has one who Is heller liked und adinired than the man who Canada loves to honor. Lord Strathcnnea, high commissioner of th(. Dominion, Is unquestionably the one grand old man of the country north of us. At the ago of eighty sev? en ho Is now on tho ocean on his three hundred and second voyage across, the Atlantic. Ho goes back und forth between Ihls country and Europe us calmly and easily as an Exposition visitor crosses Hamilton Roads. Donald Alexander Smith he was horn, a native of Scotland, and at an early age be entered the ranks of I he Hudson Hay Company. Diligent, in? dustrious, honest, shrewd and zealous In the service, he rose Irom rank to tank and became In time a resident governor for that great corporation, Ills record as a incnil.vr of the Ca? nadian administrative system is a continuous story of success, founded Upon merit. Largely through his un? flinching faith and his genius for af? fairs came the triumph of the first Canadian transcontinental railroad enterprise. Me stands today as one of the great creators of wealth In the northland. In IS'.ttl be was given by tho king the title of first baron or Mount Royal and Strothcona, but this honor did not change his outlook or affect his rotations with tho rest or mankind, He kept on working, des? pite his advancing years, his vast wealth and Ills disposition toward tile qtllot life, lie works today, at eighty, seven, Bystomatlcaily and thoroughly, and lie crosses the gangplank of a liner with It strong step and n zest for the enjoyment of an ocean voyage Which some Jaded men of forty lack. The youth of Camilla Is being con? stantly enjoined by parents and leach ers to take the life of Donald Alexan? der Smith as an example to follow and In his life there is certainly an inspiration for the young not only In Canada, but over the entire world us well. There are, of course, no vast wilds, peopled only by Indians ami rich in fur hearing animals to develop the strong qualities of n man. There # nro few great stretches of territory] crossed only by (rails to bring out thei hardihood of tho pioneer, and* later to bo traversed by the products Of the engineer's genius. But there are opportunities nevertheless for suc? cess in some measure to be gained by Iboso who demonstrate the qualities that transformed Donald Alexander Smith into Lord Strathconii, and from n penniless hoy Into a miiltl-million? aire, without the taint of dishonesty upon a single dollar. PHILIPPINE ISLANDS AN EXPEN? SIVE AFFAIR. The New York Herald has boon going way down deep Into the Phil? ippine question and Its seare't for facts relative to what Ihn islands have cost this country hava been more than startling. The Herald makes the statement that tho United! States has expended on the Islands thus far the enormous sum of $400. 000,000. To give an adequate con-( ception of tho meaning of such a1 largo aura ono must noto what mifihtj havo been accomplished by the expen? diture of 1400.000,000 if tliiit river of wealth had been deflected Into vari? ous other channbla of human endear* or Instead of being dumped Icfo the Philippine ?rehlpelngq, sind that 1? just wlinl the Herald hus done. If ii had boeii diverted to purposes of nattonnl defense, for Instance, $1(10,000,(100 Would have sufficed to build forty five twenty thousand lonj Prtlloshlps of the tnosl powerful mod? ern iype represented ' by the Dein-} ware, and thus to have given the United Stiil? s the most powerful] navy In Iho world. Or It would be, sufficient to pay for nearly thirty. Bitch battloBlftpa and still leave a hol ancb largo enough to defray the esti? mated cost of the Panama ('until. The same sum would pay >>r about 1110 battleships of the type of the Oregon or the Indiana, which were considered formidable a ileCi\lo ago. Estimating on the hasls of the most I.nl Congressional appropriation:.. $100,000,000 would Bufflco for Iho mnintennnco of our prosonl naval ob lahllshmont for four years, the ap? propriations for the present year hav? ing been only slightly In excess or $100,000,000. I* would sustain the Pulle d stales Army, oaHmnled upor the same basis, more than five years. Expended upon const defense forti? fications It would have made our At? lantic and Pacific seaboards practi? cally Impregnable to attack, it would pay the Federal appropriation Tor tho malnleuauee of Hie III 11 it hi of all the Slates In the Union and Hawaii into the Lurgaln for a period or two hun? dred years, if that annual lipproprla rion Should not. exceed the $2,000,000 voted lor 1007; or it would llofniy the government's enormous pension fund for nearly three years. Should that vast sum of $400,000.000 hi- devoted lo less Warlike purpose it would maintain lor two whole yeara the entire public school system of tho twelve suites In the Union which ap? propriate the largest sums for that purpose, namely, New York, Penn? sylvania. Illinois, .Massachusetts. .Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri and and California. Dovotod to purposes of higher education it would richly endow' a score of first class universi? ties. Estimating the cost of building and furnishing a comfortable modorn dwelling house at $S,(U10. It would erect. 50,000 such homes, or enough lo house the population of a large city. Tho Herald Is making n vigorous campaign to have the United Stales rid Itself of the Philippine.! and while therb Is no question Unit the nn lion would he a great deal better off, i If It had never retained possession ? of the Islands, how to get rid of I bom gracefully Is n puzzling prob? lem. The country cannot abandon them Without ceremony and II would not he advisable to give them away, though there are a number of coun? tries that would like to own the Is? lands. At the present time it surely would he bad Judgement to sell them all or In pail. The question Is a per ploxlng one mid the man who can solve the problem win have a place in history ns n great statesman. The United States holds the samoi position to the Philippines ns does a iiuin who has hold of a live wire It wants to let go, hut cannot. An Interesting suggestion comes from West Virginia where it is pro? posed to croati a town which will bar alt while people und to have It owned and conducted entirely by the negro race. It Is to he hoped tho plan will he carried out. Ii will be an Interesting experiment and will demonstrate whether or not tin- col? ored race Is capable of self govern input and enn successfully manage their own affairs. The negroes will know that they are on trial and sub? ject to crTtlCisn) and "ill therefore do their best. That such an experi? ment will be useful in helping to sohle the .race problem Uiere can? not lie the least doubt. The only dif? ficulty will be whether our form of government and the form or govern? ment of the states white people can be barred from the negro town, ami unless thero Is <a Votal elimination of the whites I do experiment mould be without value. The London Graphic Is of the opin? ion that In the pursuit for wealth the Americans are losing their sense of humor, and says that Hill Nyo, Mali; Twain and several others are not hu? morists, but Ignorant buffoons; Char? ity forbids us from making any crit? icism of English humor. Prince Wilhelm tells the reporters' that the American girl Is the prettiest and best gowned he ever snw. When the Prince gets back on his own stamping ground we enn see him gel? ling a curtain lecture from his fiance. The more one reads of the "late unpleasantness" at the Jamestown Exposition, tho stronger grows tho , inclination to say, "what's the use?" 1 ?'. ? pace during his stay in America. That in perhapB true, but lie never got ahead or tho photographer just tho same. < WITH THE PAnAGRAPHER9 No more rire will ever miliduo Col onol WaltelMon.?Washington Times. Mayhe Mr. Pish Is trying to qtlhllfy tor the Cabinet.? Indianapolis Slav. When l.ho motor .ear mcots Wie trolley, (hen COIIIOS tho coroner.?Chi? cago News. Usually when a mother and daugh? ter agree It is on a decision that (ho father and husband Is a crnilk.? Kans? as t'lly Star. It Is not understood that any of the malefactors <>r large wealth has tell It expedient to arrange for ball. ? Milwaukee New ? It Is no sign thai a policeman is n musician because ho happens to know how many I'us there are to the beat.?Dallas News. The news from the oyster beds Is encouraging. The Crop is said to be fine and a good oyster year Is pro dieted, This should serve a Hille bit to mitigate tho sting of calamity In tho stock market.?Philadelphia Rec? ord. An exchange remarks that no man can kick himself into the Prosldgiicy. However, Senator i.a Follotto un? doubtedly would rather kick than be President.? Washington Post. Perhaps it wan the burning thoughts er Colonel Walter son that Sei fire to Ills newspaper office, but wo have long feared they would do It.? New York Mall. There are said to be Intelligent peojdo oil Mars. If so., they inns', be much amused every lime thoy look towards lo earth.?Philadelphia Press. The Hon. Hokc Smith seems fitted, physically ami mentally, for the part of Ajax.- New York Sun. PLAYS AND PLAYERS. Julia Marlowe has been spending a vacation in Italy. Imgeue Cowlea has been re-engaged for Miirie CabiU's company. A member of tho "Knight of a Day" company Is EugotlU Moldau, a brother of Prank Moulun. Mrs. T. P. O'Connor, wife of the Bug-' llsh editor, bus had a historical melo? drama produced In San Francisco. All modeln records appear to have tieeu broken by the sale of Franz l.e bar's "Mallslreuen" number from "The Merry Widow." In less tbiiu three weeks after production of the piece at Daly's theater In London over -10.000 C?|ile8 were sold. The news comes from Purls that tho producers of "Salome" Incurred a loss. The receipts, it Is snld, were 101,000 friiues mid the expenses 100,000 francs; bouco a deficit of h.000 fraues. EDITORIAL FLINGS. Swiss glaciers are said to ix- shrink? ing, but nothing like that happens to a hotel bill over there.?Now York Her-1 u Id. "Is a bathing suit a crime?" Is a question that is being asked, if it Is, it Is often a very small one.?l'blladel-' plita inquirer. l The Japanese evidently believe in the disarmament of nations, judging from their Korean programme.? ] Springfield Republican. A Washington proof rentier has gone Into bankruptcy. Those of us who knew have long looked upon proof? readers as failures. Detroit Free Press. W. i>. Howells is charged with hav? ing discovered Henry .lames, it has heretofore been supposed that Mr. j Howells had no enemies. ? Chicago Record-llerald. FACTS FROM FRANCE. It Is the fashion In France for school? boys to have their hair shaved off. In France the bill of a physician or druggist COUUol be collected If moro than two years old. in France two ships of 5,f>00 tous euch are being built with a view to es? tablishing a line fqr third class pas? sengers ami freight between Dun korqllC and New York. There is still much wine consumed lu France, but It Is growing less be? cause of the growing popularity of beer, and that is the pith of the wluo growers' troubles. A mummy factory has been discov? ered In Montrougo, a suburb of Purls. The "mummies" are sent to Egypt and thence returned via Marseilles. Many have been sold to museums iu rurlous countries. OLD FASHIONED. What has become of the old fash? ioned man who wore leather suspend? ers? What litis become of the old fash? ioned men who sat on the counters at the stores v What has become of the old fash? ioned man who crossed his legs nod let his little son ride bis foot? What has become of the old fash? ioned boy who believed that handling toads would cause warts to grow on bis hands? What lias become of the old fash? ioned woman who hung up n branch of asparagus In her house for tie flies to light on??Atchlsou Globe. PEOPLE OF THE DAY Tho Armenian Terrorists. The recent itrrosl In New York of Klssiiu Jcllniinu, htctuber of tin- A mer? lon u lluiichii.klst society, line revealed n startling story of crime. The Munch nklst society, ostensibly n imtrlotle or? ganization, waa In reality n hltickiuuil lug bililil. AccortlliiK to Jelhilhut, the boc-lety whs controlloil by n central committee which levied fribute on rich Armenians. Failure to comply with the ilotunuda of the society ?ns pun? ished by dentil. The organization had hmiiciieri tu New VoiU, Providence, Hosten und Worcester and Is said to hare collected thousands of dollars from Its victims. The murder In NcW York on duly 21 of 11. S. Tuvsliniljtllll, a wealthy Amor lean rug importer, brought uiatlcrs to ii bend. Tavshanjiaii was organizing the wealthier Armenians to resist the demands of tin? secret order, and sou tCUCO of death was decreed and carried Kl.sS IK .MM I..W.IAN. I out. Identified with him in this work ? wns Fhthcr Cns|iar Vartarlan, an Ar I meiilau jirlest, who was killed In Now York last May and his dlsiucmbered body placed in 11 trunk. The arrest of Jellllllllll und Ids revel BtloitS us to the Inner workings of the KuuchuiflBt will doubtless put an end to activity of the society In (Ids coun? try. _ Ho Ritkod It. Vice President W. C, Brown of the1 . New York Central railroad said In I .Syracuse ti.at lie believed In govern* I Hunts', supervision id the railroads. 1 "Such supervision, conducted, us It is bound to be, with fairness, win bonelit tin- ivhoi'i country," said Mr. Brown, "It Is an error to think that the government is going to oppose ami I persecute the railroads. Some people I think that, though. They think the government Is going to take chances with the railroads as tin- fanner did , with his son. t "The fanner's son was plowing, und I n groat black crowd of crows followed the,plow, picking up the worms that ! wriggled 111 the rich, chocolate col? ored furrows. 1 "The former ran Into the house, got ! his gun, 111<it Hi the crows and pop*, pored his son's legs with shot. The young man fell down, anil when his (ather ran up to hiiu he groaned: " 'Dldll'l yo sei- me. father :' I "'Yes,' said Hie old innn, 'I saw ye , well enough, but I didn't like to miss the chance at the crows.' " McLii.111 Once Beat Haskoll. ClinsJn N. riaskcll, the lawyer and r.v'--- ad builder, who has been nomi? nated for governor by the Domocrnta 01' 1 IkUBtoinn, Is an Ohio man, forty nlx years old, wiio left that stale eight years ago, after he had been beaten by .lohn It. Mef.ean for the Democratic nomination lor governor of Ohio. Tho Caso of Mrs. Eddy. Perhaps no legal proceeding of re? cent years has aroused wider public Interest than the case of Mrs. Mary] linker Glover Eddy, the nged founder of Christian Science. A commission appointed by n Judge of the Now Hampshire superior court Is to decide who!her or not Mrs. 1-Mdy was men? tally competent to transact business in March of this year as 11 preliminary in WILLIAM K. OHAND1.KII. tho suit filed for tin accounting of her estate by her son, George W. Glover of Lead. S. D., and others. Kx Senator William IS. Chandler, sen? ior counsel for the plaintiffs, was sec? retary of the navy from 1882 to 1885 and represented New 1 In nips hire iu the United states senate for fourteen years. After retiring from the senate In P.lOl Mr. Chandler became President of the Spanish treaty claims cominls*' slon. It will be remembered that ho . figured prominently In the tilt between President Koosevelt and Senator Tlll 11111 a a year or so ago when somebody's veracity \vn3 questioned. PffCTO? CLOTTCES forjgJEN| It'*? Half Price Now Tor all Straw and All 33.50 Oxfords in Patent, Gun Metal and Vici Kid now These Prices for Cash Only. Washington Ave. Newport News, V&. HAULING Promptly Done From a Parcel fo an Engh. FREIGHT, BAGGAGE, FURNITURE AND SAFES CAREFULLY AND PROMPTLY MOVED Transportation Co, Storage Warehouse 514-520 27th St. REASONABLE RATES lSSttjoiSSf V< .f'-?'-"'i 'T- *"'<?? ? ?? sW* i .V.'.llOjiAllj'u? 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Often a little rest will stop the pain, lint if work Is persisted la the pain will gradually increase till the sufferer is obliged to close the eyes and get into the dark. At times the pain Is referred back to the ear and at others to the back of the neck. SCHMELZ BROTHERS, Bankers Your money is secure when deposited with this bank. ON SAVINGS ACCOUNTS The Strongest Bank in the City. \V. A. POST, President. J. A. WlLLETT, (.'ashler. J. E. SW1NERTON, Vice Pres. ARTHUR LEE, Asst. Cashier. 3rirat Statt ottal 33attk U. S. GOVERNMENT DEPOSITORY, CITY DEPOSITORY, CIT1 ZENS' DEPOSITORY. Capital .I 100.ti00.no Stockholders' Liability . 100,000.00 Surplus and Profits. 100,000.00 Other Resources make total over . $1,000,000.00 fRjjRTMIllllll im I lllilBIIII!IMill W IIHIII n|f.?-?Miii^*^f? ????????mm?g ^??? i ii in i in um min iiitnHfwniiiiwr^'^^?w,^??*aM^?M^ Citizens and Marine Bank HAS A RECORD OF WHICH TO BE PROUD. The Directors have made that record possible by close attention to the Hank's affairs. Have you confidence in their judgment? If so, will you not trust them with your account. DIRECTORS: J. M. Curtis. A. C. Onrrett E. T. Ivy. 1 D. S. Jones. A. 11. Mallett. K. W. Milstead. H. 10. Parker. Ellas Peyser. Edwin Phillips. L. P. Stenrnes. W. n. Vest. Geo. 1J. West. E. QUINCY SMITH, President. A. L. POWELL, Vlce-President. WM. H. KELLOG. Cashier. The Newport News National Bank CAPITAL, $100,000. U. S. GOVERNMENT DEPOSITARY Transacts a general banking business. Four per cent. Interest allowed on savings accounts. , -| .... , i Tidewater Loan and Trust Co. : u .1 Statloiml Hank nullStng NOTE BROKERS Emergency Loans a Specialty. I M. .). SOLOMON Reasonable Charges and No Delay. | Manager lIKXflBHHBBBSB? lim Co?, Inc. SPOT CASH?NO QOOD8 DELIVERED. WE BUY YOUR SACKS. Good Timothy Hay, per ton $20 or $1 Per 100 Pounds KANAWHA GRAIN CO., inc. 34th 8treet and C. & O. 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