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ADMIRAL SCHLEY AND THE NA? VAL PORTFOLIO. Very few people credited the re port published prior to Mr. Bryan's visit to Maryland, that he would While In that state, promise the Mary, landers to place Rear Admiral Sohle; at the head of the navy deport men' la the event of the success of the Democratic national ticket at the polls in November. In the first place, even If Mr. Bry ' an has Admiral Schley In mind fori the naval portfolio, most people were| convinced that he was far too sensl hie of the impropriety, as well as the Inexpediency, of making the fact public at this time. Inasmuch as the announcement would be sure to ?alt In the reopening of the disagree able Sampson Schley imbroglio, an oc enrrence which might bear unpleaa ant consequences for the person pro? voking It in the midst or s presi dentlaf campaign. Tho fact that Mr Bryan leaned to the side of Admiral Schley In the unfortunate controver? sy, waa already quite generally known, and no advantage was to be gained in Maryland by emphasising Ms attitude upon the question at this time. Furthermore, the country Is not ready to grant that the admiral be? longs exclusively to Maryland- He hi a nation wide hero, and hla popu j fcsrity is not circumscribed by the boundaries of any particular state in every section of the country, th;Te I are legions who would have Admiral Schley given the same measure of credit upon the records of the navy department for his splendid achieve si arms that he has been ac? ta the hearts and minds of s of his countrymen, not that I he stands In need of this form of vtn ' deration, but purely as a matter of j simple Justice to a brave officer. It g* very doubtful, however, whether nay considerable proportion of the distinguished retired officer's friends and well-wishers believe that this cause would b ? In any way advanced , by his appointment to the secretary Ship of the navy. A retired naval or army officer Is not s civilian, strictly speaking. . Since he is subject to recall to ac ttve duty at any time his superiors may consider that the exigencies of Sha occasion render his services vsl anhte to the country Whether or Sat there is any statute relating to the matter, h has always been the sjnsffe In this country to keep a civii taa at the head of the naval tatsV ?shauat. sad It is doubtful if public nantmsena fa yet ripe for s depart ar ? S*sm that rate. one ?onbts that Admiral 8ch|e? Ssake a highly efficient see re tary of the navy show id he eater the' Yet R must he taken leer*' that he has aalte a anmhtr aasoncat the commission ts of tho line and staff Many Of these, hi the owes ion of th. ad friends, hsve. ha one santrtpatej M tee of the hero of Raattaco ?f the nary has h in hm tw a vary barg? degree, to ? h? a* a naval odWr bj ne ble, as he may gee fit. So one who believes in Admiral Schb-y rould be brought to believe that I hat off leer would exercise this |M>wer. in a vin? dictive spirit, to puni-Ii or humiliate his late detractors, over whom he might And himself in supreme com? mand. I Still there are those unfriendly to Admiral Schley who would be sure to see In every assignment, ordered by himself as secretary of the navy, of a pro-Saiupson oAVer to an unde? sirable station, the outeropping of a determination on the part of the sec? retary to "get even." However re? mote from the truth, this Impression would extend to the officers, them? selves, and the Inevitable conse? quence would be discontent and dl:> cord In the service generally, a sit? uation that would prove most unfor? tunate for the naval establishment and for the country. Admiral Schley's slncerest and wisest friends hope that he will be content to rest ujion the laurels he baa so gloriously won in the arnr-d ser? vice of his country, and that he will hold widely aloof from Its active politics. A HKOBLEM THAT IS NOT A PROBLEM. Members of the special commute i aiipointcd by tho Chamber of Com? merce to Investigate into the advis? ability and 'feasibility of extending tho limits of the city have been quot-J eel aa saying that in order to take! In the sraterfront settlements known! as Klondike and llawson city, it would be necessary to "Include the C. ? O. railway terminals and the C. ft O. grain elevators.*' On ac? count at this, the committeomen are said to be at a loss to know what kind of a report to make In regard lo Klondike and Tawson city. The weight of this objection seems to have been exaggerated. In the' first place, as a matter of fact, the. larger part of the Chesapeake & Ohio terminal property already is In tho' city limits. Piers 1, 2. 3. 4 6, 6 and J 7, and nil of the tracks leading tb o-e to. and elevator A are within the , limits. In fact practically all of the| terminal property except piers 8. 0 and 10, with the tracks running thereto, ana) el orator H, are inside the limits. j If the conAnlttee desires to recom-1 mend tho annexation of the water? front settlements, the Chesapeake & Ohio railway property question should' not Interfere. The railway company has made no protest against the pro? posed extenaion, and in all proba-' bllity will make none. The Hr.- and police departments of Newport Netra ??III protect piers 8. 9 and 1? and ele-' ralOT A Just as quickly and efficient-' ly as they protect property in the limit*. And there is no reason why. the tsxes on the property protected should not assist in bearing the ex? pense of pro;, et ion. If this problem is the worst the committee la confronted with, the extension question should be easily disposed of. If his effort at Wllkesbarre. on the occasion of the opening of the Penn? sylvania Republican campaign on Wednesday last, was a fair specimen of Hon. James School, raft Sherman*.' ability as a s|>ellbinder. his party has ? lost nothing becaus,. of the vice t?res Idontial candidate's belat d entry In? to the campaign. "Mr. Hitchcock announces that th Republican oratorl this fsll will lie' more numerous and better than ever.. Some unheralded bits of change must' have been slipn-d Into the G. O. P. campaign coffers. "A man wonld rather give himself away than he sold by a woman, says the Chicago Sews Some m. n don't mind being bought by a wrman. however. ? ? Dr. Btydcu. th African publicist, denbs thai the African I? buy. fie would have trnobV convincing most Southern housewives. Washington * tx-aJ'a hoard prrsi dent Is n.inv-d Oyster. Evidently a c-^tain old saying doesn't bold good In this case. When Saratoga W?l for Hughes the opposition should have moved M mske It unanimous ARTIFICIAL ENTHUSIASM The ejeetawut of two marines fmsJi s moving plrtnre theatre in pJcyton he cause th~y stood aprtn 'heir fs?t white Ike load wa? stating The Star Sponged Banner." as I? reuutc-4 bv the reenfcttwjo of the srsry and navy. Is railing down npna the heads of the pvvtovietar of the theatre aad his staff of astir-ri the eaeerattews of th*> fear fully loyal Am- Mean mmi ? part ?f lit* \\y9t*r**nr p?trt Shoot That STRAW HAT the season is over. Wo are showing nil that's new in i Stetson & Peyser's Specials In Sort and Stiff Stj I? a, priced from $5.00 to $2.00 2715 Wash. Ave. Newport Newt, Va. otic American populace, but I he only significance or the Incident la to prove the the regulations are ioollsh. Made to order enthusiasm and loy? alty ror the riag and the national air Is ridiculous. Th"y cannot he instilled by regulations; they must he spontan eons or they will he emptv and mean Incless. During the War Between the States, the Southern soldiers did not rise when "Dixie" was played, hut it stirred th?m?tar more than "Th Star-Spangled Ilnnner" stirs American soldiers in these times. Moreover, played In a Boston theatre "Dixie' would arouse to a frenzv of delight any Southern men who might he in the atttlience. The Boston ushers knew nothing of the regulations of the army and navy, hut they were familiar with the regula? tions of the theatre. They were obey? ing orders. To them, the pair of ma? rines were merely disturbers of the comtort and interrupters of the pleas? ure or the remainder of the audience. The soldiers and sailors should not be compelled lo exhibit emotions that th^y do not experience, and that the p< ople rrom whom they come do not understand. Doubtless the two marines sprang'to their feet mechani? cally, fearing that a superior officer might b? lurking in the house, but doubtless they felt themselves ridicu? lous. No possllte objection to these de? monstrations cf respect to the nation? al air can be cffer?d, it wou'd perhnp* be an excellent thing, if they were the custom or the country, but they shoulil not be rorced. If the people can !>e educated during the coming generation to practice these ceremon? ies, it wouM he pretty, and possibly useful, but the passace of laws and rules to force their observation won'd he absnrb. Genuine enthusiasm In the Amer? ican fighting man for "Hot Time in the Old "Town Tonight" is infinite? ly preferable to the artificial and sapless imitation of it for "The Star Spangled Banner." "My Country"' and the whole catalogue of patriotic songs and tunes ?Charleston News-Courier WITH THE PARAGRAPH ERS. What a pltv that the campaign com mit tee, cannot raise f-tnds by renting] advertising space on the respective hand wagons.?Washington Post. The Hon. Mnlal Hafid of Morocco, like the rest of us. would now like to| know where he comes in.?Baltimore Sun. Our president says Abdul Hamid I has ;-.iimtslv civen a constitution lol his snhteets. When will the Prcstdeut f rracion?ly allow ns to keep snd ns" the one we have??Florida- Timcs-Cn A New York snrceon has given measure of s'ch? to a blind man hv| placing s rabbit's eve in his socket. QnP* ss credltsble jn Its wsy ns In? venting s snccesnful airship.?Buffalo] Express. One rood tstm deserve, another' Tsft prai*?s Mr Roosevelt and Mr. Roosevelt nratres Taft.?Petersburg | Indes.Appcsl It is new annonnc-d 'hat the Prew-I let.- will har? tn cnt his vacationI ?h?rt on ace-iunt of enXTering frotu| over rert.? Petersbnrg Prosre-s* Th.' pill-bos hst er<wnl?es tn be come s necessity fo high livers?Dan. Till- Register. H v?n do net resist rr ve ? have rlvht tn nwen ye - nwsaW ahont th<* | election ?RsMlmor. 1 - rlesn War %fr John Temnle r: raves has h?? nomination on ?t-a eV at la?t An<1 now with rings e-n his rtnrers snd hMIs on his toes, we ?hs.il bsve ajMrttle wherever he syte*'?Wsshinrtm Her Hampton. MmmmtmmmmmmmmmmMMmmmmmmmmmM OYSTER INSPECTOR W. E. LAWSON VISITS THE JAMES Declares That the Accomac Oyster, men are Wrong in Their Reports of the Scarcity On State Rocks. Oyster Insp<>ctor William E. Law son, who went to Jamea river yes? terday to Investigate the reports brought her.? by the oystermen or Sax is' Island, returned to tin* city la<n night und in an Interview d - clans that the state rocks ate not barren. I Mr. Lawson said as soon as the reports of the condition in the James wer?? made to. him by the oystermen from Accomac. he decided to make a personal Inspect ion of the beds him? self, doing to the river early yi? terday morning, Mr. Lawson says he found the other oystermen hard at work and apparently happy over the prospects. "I visited the oyster beds from DrOWB'a Shoals to Horse Sho ? Shoals." declared Mr. Lawson. "und from what I could ascertain the Ac? comac oystermen did not give the river a fair test. .Reports made to m > wore of a very encouraging char? acter. I was told that the boats, with two men on them, are catching from 2?) to 30 bushels of good oysters below the cull line, which are bring? ing from 30 to 35 cents per bushel. I Above the cull line the catch Is said I to he between 40 and 100 bushels I to the canoe.'* Mr. I.awson Is certain that the sea? son will be a successful one and Is unable to account for the discourag? ing reports made by the oystermen from Saxls' Island. The fact that 44 boats, with 12". men on them, left the river because of the scarcity of the bivalves. Mr. Lawson contends does not signify that the men gave the rocks a fair test. HAMPTON WILL NOT HAVE A CALVARY COMPANY State Authorities Refuaes to Allow the Organization of the Company I At Thia Time. Mayor Thornton P. Jones, who started a movement looking to the ?rganization of a cavalry company in the city, has received a letter from I he state military authorities refus? ing him the permission to form such an organization. The letter from the adjutant-gencr. il states that the military authorities lei -m It unwise to permit the forma? tion of a cavalry company until the seventy-first and the seventieth regi? ments have foe n fully recruited up to the standard. It is suggested that a coast artillery company wocld be more to the liking of the Virginia militia. Mayor Jones has determined to give up further attempts to build up a strong military organization here. He found it impossible to maintain the Peninsula Guards and investiga? tion showed him that the coast ar? tillery company con 1,1 not be formed. He could possibly have succeeded in organizing the cavalry company, ow? ing to the number of young men who desired to unite with surh a com? pany. DEATH CLAIMS MR. W. MELVIN BLANCH ARD Young Clerk at Sherwood Inn, Old Point, Succumbed to Operation For Mastoiditis. Mr. W. M P. Ian chard, the clerk in the Sherwood Inn. Old Point, who und rwent an operation for mastoidi tls in the Hixie hospital Wednesday, died in that institution at 7:30 o'clock last night. It was found that the young man had allowed the disease to gain too great a headway, believ? ing that be was suffering with ear ax he. <Mr Rlanchard's mother and broth -j er arrived here yesterday morning and were at his bedside when he dl"d. He was a young man of affable manners *nd had won many friends around th" Sherwood Inn by his cour? tesy snd rea.din.ua to aceomnmdaie. Mr. Hlanrhard would have been twenty one years old on the 12th of noxt month. The remains were turned over to l'ndertakers R. c. Hall A Son las' night and th- liody will be sent to bis former home in Woodland. V C. this morning. WORK OF PAVING LOCUST STREET BEGINS VitrrSeg Brick Ae* Strewn Along the Thoeowgnfare and th? Work W>*l Be Pwshed to Cesnglttsso. The sidewalks a'owg Locust street, 'rom Qw?n to IJneota were filled with vltrifed brick yesterday and to? day the aetwal work of covering the tboronghfare win he started Messrs. R. H. Rtrtardsoa * Boa have th* contract for doing the paying, which Is home doste for the dty by .h? New. port Jf ws and Old Point Railway and Rectrie company. With a paveg wrest the r?M^nts sJrnsc Iswnst street a IB he residing wa awe of the nvost aowatar thorough farea la the city Phoebus and HAY 1! Experienced dairymen say (Mat cows will give 20 per cent, inori rnllk when fed on soja bean hay than when any Other hay is used. Horses eat It tn preference to any other hay. No. 1 timothy not excepted. During this month, I will deliver this hay in Hamp? ton for $12.00 and in Newport News for $13.00 a ion. T. J. HARRISON HAMPTON, VA. ?Phone 31. Wines and Liquors I belong to the lost tribe that, strayed away from Dublin before Moses tailed on the Red Sea. I'm a price cutter. I'm a raoney-makur; i m the one that sells all straight vVhis Idea retail at wholesale prices. The following hi h grade 10c Whiskies i sell for 5c a drink; Paul Jones Pur? Rye. Sherwood Rye Whiskey, Carrol) Spritgs, pure Man land I?ye Wh.skey Parkwood Rye Whiskey. All of tht above named Whiskies are strict!: high grade; w~ich my prices If yon dare, boat me if you can. Whlsklc in bulk at following prices: Old Nick Pure Rye, \b pt., 26c gallon .$4.00 Leonard's favorite, % pt., 30C gallon .$3.00 Hunter's Baltimore Rye % pt., 25c, gallon .$4.00 Maryland Club. V* pt. 25c, gal? lon .$4.00 Paul Jones Pure Rye, % pt., 20c gallon .$2.75 Star A, Rye, gallon .$2.00 Moss Rose, gallon .$2.00 Larkwood Pure Rye, gallon ....$2.00 Jefferson Pure Rye, gallon ....$1.75 Kentucky Bourbon, gallon .$1.40 Double Stamp Gin. gallon _$2.00 The following brands of California Wines, Port, Sherry. Catawba. Cla-1 ret. Blackberry, at 25c per qt; perj gallon, 75. Pride of North Carolina 4 years old. gallon .$2.oo Kuramoil). per gallon .$2.00 Carroll Springs, gallon .$2.50 XXXX Baker Rye, gallon .$2.50 N.LEONARD'S Barrei and Bottle House 16 AND 18 MELLEN ST. Phoebus, Va 'Phono 230.] 7} YOU CAN PICK UP A HOU8E just to your liking if you care to look over the line properties we haw now upon our books. There are some splendid suburban snaps that are sure to meet wita your requirements. We are dealers In real estate and buy, sell, or exchange country or city prop? erties. It will bo to your advantage to know 3a wnether yon with to buy! or sell. IV. ?. LAWS0N Bank of Hawmton Bid?, ?f nptia, Va. ?Phono No. X |J Buy School Bool ji STATIONERY, MAGAZIN Irvin Cl ! Augusta Hirtel. Fire Inyurai EeTl -. n s. TH< 22 E. QUEEN STREET, T?hc T. L. SCLATER Order C( From W.T HAY, GRAIN, MILL Fl 3*5 West Qaesn Street. v ho c bat the frisking sro swawvnr.1 woo* wMt ha sVitvmns CLYDE STEAMSHIP CO Steamers to Philadelphia MONDAY, THURSDAY and SATURDAY Sailing from Philadelphia, Tuesday, I Thursday and Satu/day. Freight received and delivered I daily at C. ft O. Pier No. 6. Office I River Road. JAS. W. MCARRICK, Gen. Southern Agent. CLYDE STEAMSHIP CO. 12 South Delaware Avenue, Philadelphia, Pa. HARDWARE CO. Closing Out Sale I Another Big Reduction I in Prions. Screen Doorg fron? Screen Doors from lUmniocka from ... Saiety Razors from Horse Collar a from . Window Screens from .. .30 to Pocket Knives .50 to Lanterns.50 to Scissors.50 to Files.10 to Rules.10 to Linseed Oil, gal.50 to .45 Nails, lb.,. 2Vic Ransone HARDWARE CO. DOBSQN'S SALOON Under New Man? agement ' Having pnrcuased the busi? ness formerly conducted by W. E. Dobson. at 6 South King street, I take pleasure in an? nouncing to my friends and tne public generally, that I shall continue the business. It will be my desire and aim to serve the trade with the best whiskies, beers, wines and bot? tled goods. My lunch counter wlil always be supplied with the best the market affords, and the prices wall b consistent with the class of goods I will serve. S. S. LAWSON Successor to W. E. IJOBSON. ks and Supplies CS a? PERIODICALS gf iristian Hampton, Va. ice and Real t?te 3MPSON-? NE 432. HAMPTON, VIRGINIA. , ? ? Manager )AL Now . PATRICK ECO, WOOD and COAL ck. the heat screened ooaL host I TRANSPORTATION GUIDE. Chesapeake & Ohio Rv. Fast Trains to Richmond and the Waat. Leave Newport News 19:05 a a., G:25 p. m. Local Tralna to Richmond. 6:30 a. m.; 5:45 p. m. \ Tralci arrive Newport News, 10:00 .a. m., 10:35 a m., 6:35 p. m. and 7:20 I p. m. I Steamer Service for Norfolk. I Leave Newport Newa 10:40 a. ra., ,5:40 p. m. OLD DOMINION LINE Dally Service. tV>?t i"OR NEW YORK? 'r'vjr'i. From Company's Wharf, piKj* Norfolk, foot of Church I *?v, street, every week day I ' at 7:00 P. M. FARE?First-class, one way, $800; Round trip, limit thirty days. $14.00? meaU and berth In stateroom In? cluded. Steerage, witnout subsistence, $5 00. TICKETS on sale at C. *? o. Kail way Ticket Office. NIGHT LINE BETWEEN NEWPORT NEWS AND RICHMOND, VA. St. an.?ts Brandon ami Uerkley leave Pier "A" 8:30 every evening, ! passengers onlv. I VIRGINIA NAVIGATION COM i PA NY, Jaces River Day Nine foe |Rielmond and all James River **nd lings. Steamer Pocahontas leaves 'Newport News, Tuesdays, Thursdays jand Saturdays at 8:45 a. m. Leave : Newport News Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 6 p. m.. for Norfolk and Old Point. Steamer Hampton will leave "ter "A" daily except Sunds?, at 9:00 an m., going to NorfoiK, ana at 4:30 p. m., goi^g to Smithfleld. Steamer "Ac comac" will leave Pier "A" daily, er cept Sunday at 9 a. m. going to Smith field and :: p. m., going to NorfoiK. All business between New York and Newport News transacted at pier No. 6. All business between Newport News, Norfolk, Smithfleld and local points transacted at Pier "A" foot of i won ty-flfth street W. H. LAN DON, Agent NORFOLKSlTlHTi6 [MUCO "Sewall's Point Route." Effective Sept. 17, 1908. Subject to change without notice. NORFOLK?WHITE CITY ! Car; have Norfolk daily every 20 minutes from 6 a. m. to 11:20 p.m. Fir*t car leaves White City <"-:40 a. m. and every 2'> minutes until 12 m. Extra ears will he operated accord? ing to the demand. E. C. HATHAWAY, General Manager. ! Tilt NORFOLK & WISHIIGTOI STEAMBOAT CO. The New and Powerful Iron Pala e I Steamers NEWPORT NEWS, WASH? INGTON AND NORFOLK will leave I daily as follows: Not thbownd. lineare Portsmouth, North | street . | 6:00 pm |Les?e Norfolk, foot of | Water street, at.) 6.00 pm I Leave Old Point Comfort | at . I 7:6? pm I Arrive Washington at .... j 7:00 am Penn. R R. B.AO. RR. Lt. Wash. ,.| 8:00 am | t:00 a ? Ar. Pfclla, ,.! 11:01 a m ?11:56 a ? Ar. N. T. ...| 1:15 p m | 3:0S ? ? Southbound ILt. New Tork..;?12:2Sm pni.SOnm (l.v. Fhila. .I 2:oopm; 2:18pm Ar. Wash. I 6:?5pm| 5 20 p m I.v. Wash. Ar. Old Point ?.r. Norfolk Ar Portsmouth. ?Daily. For Is form at Ion apply to J. N. SMITH. AcenL Union Tletet OSVe. Chaaneriln Hotel Otd PoiaL Virginia. P. M. PR ITCH ARD. On. Agent. JNO. L WILLIAMS. City Pans. AgenL corner O ran by and flam ?treets. Norfolk. ...I 6:*5pm 5 20pm 6:20pm 6:30 p m ..] 7:00am 7:00am ...j 8:Cdam] l:Ntn th.j 8:30am] 8:30s m ananas hieants t Ban-*-Hn SVdJfwSMffTa 61 anSBWrS |lwS9*6>4f? STEAMSHIP LINES. Passenger and Freight Newport News to Baltimore. Dully except Tuesday. 6 pm. Fare $3 00 One Way. SSjOO Round Trap ? Inonoinf SUSs r os m Barth Ttcaet to sll points. Norfolk to Bo.ton. Every ? :. . Mow., Wed. and FTL, 6 o'click p. as. Nc^stk to Provte^won. Every Turn-. Snt, and Pen.. 6. p 6s, Fnr ttckets and farther information, npnvy to B. C. aTTSKT. Arwnt, Nam gait leewo, Pa.