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POWER VS. LIBER TY.
Our forefathers did not forsake their
native homes In England, Scotland, Ire?
land, Germany nnd other countries to
conic to America to found another Im?
perial power. On the contrary, they
fled from power, and they came here
to find and establish liberty, civil and
religious- The difficulties, dangers, pri?
vations, pains and sacrifices they bad
to undergo were great and terrible;
but. in spite of savage men and beasts
and almost Intolerable hardships, they
achieved a glorious heritage for us, not
only in wealth and prosj./rlty, but in
the secure and priceless liberties of
man, guarded nnd assured by the proud
and happy independence of free self
government, perpetuated for us In a
grand Republic of united states, under
a wise and sacred constitution.
Our power, vested wholly In the peo?
ple, grew with an amazing innrease of
population, nnd our wealth, wrought
nnd developed by the industry and en?
ergy of this multitude, expanded in
wonderful degree, as our natural area
broadened to accommodate the inflow of
suffering humanity seeking relief and
liberty among us. Free, prosperous
and lmppy, we invited all men to share
our blessings,?in full confidence that
our liberties, resting r.n the sover?
eignty of the people, became greater
and more safe as our people multiplied
In Hie land.
Rut wealth arouses the cupidity of
dishonest men, nnd power tempts the
ambition nnd arrogance of aspiring and
unn'i upuU.its men; and thus, as our
wealth nnd power Increased, sueb men,
separately or in combination, devised
a series of schemes to control this power
to their own ends and to divert this
wealth into their own pockets. And
they have succeeded. Little by little
the schemers began to engross our
wealth: our land, our manufactures,
our transportation, our productions,
nnd, at last, our money nnd currency,
until now they are practically masters
of government and people, cunningly
employing the power of each to fleece,
or direct, the other, to the benefit of
the scoundrels: and we use this word
advisedly, as it is not more applicable
to any set of depredators and spoilers
that have robbed and swindled man?
kind, since the initial transaction with
Eve in tho Garden of Eden, than these
base sharpers who prey on us.
These oreatures surpass all their
predecessors and competitors in com?
bining fraud, force and violence to
compass their nefarious designs; and if
they aro dressed in purple and fine lin?
en, occupy the -uppermost seats at
feasts and funotions, and even endow
universities and subsidize the church,
these aro but parts of their game, while
they are also its evidences and re?
sults: proving them facile prlnceps
among tho scoundrels of all time; for
never before were wealth, power and
liberty, all tit once, so stolon from so
great, free, happy and prosperous a
people?precipitating them suddenly t<
pauperism, distress and powerless
thnaldom, at the mercy of their de?
Yet the people themselves are not
blameless, They have contributed no
little to their own robbery and debase
ment. Thc-se conspirators are wholly
devoid of polities as of moral princi?
ples, and caring for no party but as
It serves them, could not have achiev?
ed their purposes had not the people
foolishly, <or wickedly, permitted them
in their name, and with their power,
to perpetrate their crimes. Caring
equally for neither party, they have
uscU both to divide and conquer the
people and seize the government; and
if now they pretend to be Republicans,
it is simply because they have bought
or leased that party, throughout Us
organizations, administrations, legisla?
tor*, lenders and press, and are .now
operating it absolutely by their agents,
oC whom the chief is Hanno?deluding
or debauching the people who still
cling to the mime of Republicanism,
though it covers nothing but the vilo
conspiracy against all popular power,
liberty and prosperity; now blossoming
Into Asiatic expansion and Asiatic des?
potism under an Imperialism as blight?
ing to all true Republicanism as to all
See already, even In Cuba, as well
as in the Philippines, the inevitable,
haughty, premeptory, cruel ami Insult?
ing tone and practice of military rule
and despotic government. The Cu?
bans and Phillplnos are men, as we are,
and they are at home, on their native
soil, and we who revolted at the mild
Impositions of British usurpation and
oppression, may eonreive the thoughts
and feelings of those peoples, of an?
other race, In being enslaved by Amer
leans, the Inventors of modern human
liberty nnd self-government, oh. thes
evil birds that we have sent abroad,
are sure to return home to roost! Wo
have renounced liberty and betaken
ourselves to power, under the mastery
of llanna and his politico-financial,
banco-bunco, imperial Trust.
"Are these things compatible with
liberty: criminal aggression, forcible
acquisition or annexation, the military
subjugation of peoples and the de?
struction of Republics, standing armies
for foreign and domestic slaughter and
intimidation, and all the extravagance,
plunder, violence and outrage that this
Imperialem implies and forebodes: ate
these Republican or Democratic, or
American? No, no, no! None of tliein
arc of, by. or for the people of this
country, except as both as menaces
nnd warnings. As wo permit these
Uling? to be done to others, so surely
will they bo done to us.
"What remedy? The glorious Dec?
laration of our fathers In' 1776, so
Sheered at by the llanna Trust and Its
minions, tells, as their example also
shows us. Hear:
"WE HOLD THESE TRUTHS Tu
BE SELF-EVIDENT: THAI' ALL
MEN ARK CREATED EQUAL;
THAT Til BY ARE ENDOWED BY
THEIR CREATOR WIT 11 CERTAIN
INALIENABLE RIGHTS; THAT
AMONG THESE, ARE LIFE, LIBER?
TY AND THE PURSUIT OF HAPPI?
NESS; THAT, TO SECURE THESE
RIGHTS, GOVERNMENTS ARB IN
STITUTED AMONG MEN,DERI VING
THEIR JUST POWERS FROM THE
CONSENT OF THE GOVERNED;
THAT, WHENEVER ANY FORM
Ob' GOVERNMENT BECOMES DE?
STRUCTIVE OP' THESE ENDS, IT IS
THE RJGHTOFTHB PEOPLE TO AL?
TER OR TO ABOLISH IT, AND TO
INSITL'TE A NEW GOVERNMENT,
LAYING ITS FOUNDATIONS ON
SUCH PRINCIPLES AND ORGANIZ?
ING ITS POWERS IN SUCH FORM,
AS TO THEM SHALT. SEEM MOST
LIKELY TO EFFECT THEIR SAFE?
TY AND HAPPINESS."
In IHOO the people will have an op?
portunity to re-establish, peaceably,
their government, rights nnd liberties,
by altering the administration of their
affairs; by taking It from the llanna
Trust and placing it in the hands of
honest, true and competent represen?
tative^ who win restore the obi ways
nnd ancient landmarks of the Republic
and revive the spirit and principles of
our patriotic fathers. %
Ate the people capable of self-govern?
ment? or must they confide it to a
llanna Trust? Tiny will answer in
WOO, and we. believe, to their own de
livoreance and vindication.
ANTICIPATION AND REALIZA?
Tho Hoys' debating society some?
times considers this Interesting query:
"In which is there more pleasure tie
pursuit, or tho possession." The la l>
have not lived long enough t.. answer
the inquiry from their own cxperli n to
but they usually contribute som
bright nnd Int. resting suggestions to
the discussion, from their own cogita?
tions or the experience of otht :
Rut what Is experience? And who
has it, or lias iiad It? These quest! tat
are not so easy as they seem; and yet
upon them largely depends the true
response to the query about pursuit
and possession, while the pursuits and
possessions of our daily life ought to
supply us with abundance of experi?
ence. Yet they do hot, because it all
passes by ua as the idle wind, which
we regard not, Just a* our sustenance
is not merely what we eat and drink,
but what we properly digest and as?
similate; so what happens to US, and
even our own sensations, are not expe?
rience, but the Just reflections and
Judgments we derive therefrom. Out
of a thousand men, probably one has
obtained pome experience from his v -
clssltudes; while the rest have gol
none. That is why it is said that ex?
perience teaches nobody, or the very
Yet memory enables even the m
thoughtless, If he will, to recall event;
In his life, und make them yield ex?
perience by serious study. All of us
can thus recall our attempts, failuri
and successes, and in doing this, we
Inevitably recall the feelings and emo?
tions that accompanied them; thus se?
curing at least some basis for a ra?
tional decision of the debating society's
query. There Is one tiling in which all
will probably agree: that the llrst so
ber momenta of success nre filled with
a sense of disappointment; it Is not as
satisfactory as we hoped to And it.
At the very first, success of any mag?
nitude, or Importance, intoxicates one,
hut it. In followed very speedily by a
re-action, as in every sort of Intoxi?
cation. On a review, tho game won,
everyone would readily postpone the
victory, if ho could, to continue the |
game, ibut that there are other games j
to Interest him at once.
And therein Is the solution of tin
mystery, if mystery there he. in the I
contradictory feelings so often felt in !
the hour of victory: nothing seems to
compensate for the order of contest
and the excitement of combat. A mel?
ancholy mood, pensive and sedate, not
hitter, succeeds tho pleasures of hope
and their fruition. Tints, it is said that
Alexander wept when lie had conquer?
ed the worl'd; and it Is commonly ex- ;
pi lined that he did so because there I
were no more worlds to conquer; but j
the true explanation of his tears, if he
shed them, was in the re-action thai
follows all the doubts, hopes, Joys,
pains and excessive exertion of ener?
gies In any passionate adventure or
pursuit. If man had only one pursuit
to make, one success to achieve, he
would be a very dull animal in?
deed, if. on success, he were happy ever
afterwards?even though the pursuit
were love, and that true love. Hut suc?
cess and possession have continuing
pleasures and developing satisfactions
that more than offset any disappoint?
ment in their first realization; and an?
ticipation, deprived of such a Bcquel,
would be but the anguish of a fore?
known Sisyphean task of eternal dis?
Making ropes of sand contents no?
body; there must be achievement, yet
but for renewed pursuit and anticipa?
tion, no amount of possession and real?
isation would bring Joy; when we cease
to look ahead and pursue, we die,
or go mad.
THA I' V. LVL I. FRACAS.
Hen. Scott Ship, Superintendent of j
the Vlrlglnln Military Institute at Lex- j
Ington, V.l., is a. Just man, but he Is a
strict disciplinarian. On New Year's j
night the entire "first," or graduating
class, with the exception of the officer
of day, against orders, discharged a
lot of fireworks from the roof of the
barrack building. The next day the
entire class w as paraded and promptly
expelled with one exception.
The action of Gen. Shipp will not be
questioned; it is the degree of the pun.
ishment necesnsry under the circum?
Such an act would hardly have been
committed by men, because the explod?
ing of a lot of fireworks Is too childish.
As it Is, a lot of happy, Jolly young
! men, pinned up under strict military
dislpllne, have broken loose for a mo?
ment and deserve a small degree of
punishment, not for the act of creating
a miniature fire display, but for .the ap?
pearance of Insubordination. Of course,
the cadets were not insubordinate, for
?they love the old V. M. I., and Gen.
Shipp too well. If the truth Is known.
Gen. Shipp is taking loo good care of
the boys ami should cut off their ra?
tions. It is the old story of a high?
bred, high-groomed horse. The V. M.
I. cadets are as noble and dignllled a
lot aa one can ever Und, but they aro
likewise as happy and jolly a set of
young men as can be selected. The
State is proud of her military s hoot?
? tho West Point of the South"?and
the reason .<he is proud of it is the
character uf young men tiirnod out
year after year. Some of the brightest
jewels in .[ho crown of the old common?
wealth w ere pi.i. ed there by the hands
of Y. M. 1. men. They were boys once
also, and as hoys they wore full of
spirit and ' right much devilment."
Let the Board of Visitors and Gen.
shipp lake Governor Tyler's advice
and reinstate the cass of '?.'?J. Let tho
noble fellows como for waul and apol?
ogize to their faithful chief, whom they
mil every other 4.1,1 cadet loves, and
tho not wdll never be regretted.
THE PROSPERITY OF Till- WICKED
There is prosperity and prosperity;
but the prosperity of the wicked shall
bo their destruction. Why: Because
it is mado oul of the miseries and mis?
fortunes of othois. Nobody on the
Democratic platform of Jsyc has been
com plaining, or even Btntlng, that a
certain set of cannibals are not prosper?
ous, or have not been so. On the con?
trary, we have all the time admitted
heir prosperity, while reprobating the
mo;in.ds by w hich it has been secured
lo a comparative few of the consumers
of and speculators in the fruits of other
men's labors, who are profiting at these
men's expense and woe.
Wherefore, then, tell us of this pros?
perity? What boots It lo tell us that
the wolves tiro fat. when our com?
plaints have been of their ravening
among the sheep? Or, if that figure of
Speech bo objectionable, let us ask
why toll us that tho Hons are so sleek
and fat, tind so prosperous, that they
re giving more of their prey lo their
jackaJ?, wtn n the trouble is with the
prey,?not that anyone has discovered
thai the predatory beasts have suf?
fered, or aro suffering?
Of course, it a neighborhood, or town.
>r county, be subjected to a money
famine, or scarcity, and at the same
time there is n pressure for debts,
axes nnd current expenses, with no
markets, iuo prices, no employment, no
wages nnd nil values so reduced that
hero is no Cl*edlt; all caused by the
scarcity of currency,?the whole com?
munity has to he sold mit at auction
abroad, or their possessions sacrificed
to pnrwn-brokers, at immense loss,
while all but the people -?o sold out,
or forced to iicccpt the pawn-brokers'
terms, are busy, merry and prosperous
In this general ruin: hero comes a
I parade <-f tbo money realized from this
forced sale as a proof of prosperity,
further supported by the fact that the
I auctioneers, pawn-brokers, &c. have
had su b an Increase of business that,
they have Increased the pay of their
assistants, to stimulate them to keep
up with the work!
Tills Is the prosperity so vauntlngly
heralded to the people so driven to
ruin! The cash proceeds of their very
destruction being flaunted In their faces
as a proof of a prosperity that devours
them! Alas, for such prosperity! a
prosperity that skins the people alive!
We are hard to please: In winter, we j
wish it were summer; in summer, we
wish for winter. And yet what offers
a more complete assortment of differ
and changes than the seasons and
their weather? What more variable
That the mind of man, studious of
May be indulged?"
Yet to our pettish and carping na
tures every season, in Its turn, Is most
unseasonable. We tire of the cold of
winter; we find spring insipid becauso
it Is neither hot nor cold, nnd puts
forth buds to kill with its own frosts;
autumn falls on us with its glories,
till we call them tawdry, and sniff de
cay, instead of fruition: and in summer
we lind Hades everywhere, and grow
profane nt a waste of heat that would
be so welcome when rude Boreas freezes
us with his blasts.
But all of us, on a little reflection,
can easily convict ourselves of in?
gratitude, by recalling tho manifold
blessings and joys that every season so
bountifully brings us In its turn. Even j
winter, stern and harsh, entertains us j
with the spectacles and pleasures of j
Ice and snow; nnd the sleeted trees. In
jrwuled iimgiilflueiTcu; simi'iueiirttre sun
to a grandeur of brightness nnd color
surpassing all the garniture of folage.
His very storms proclaim htm.
"King of intimate delights,
Fireside enjoyments, homeborti hap?
Now stir tile fire nnd close the shut?
Let fall the curtains and wheel the sofa
And while the bubbling and loud
Throws up a steaming column, nnd the
Thnt cheer but not Inebriate, wait on
j So let tis welcome peaceful evening In."
Who knows not that social and
domestic bliss has not yet lived!
And so every season has its present
pleasures, its endearing memories nnd
associations, nnd its great and neces?
sary uses and purposes in the economy
of life. The discord is in ourselves, not
in the season, when we fume and fret
at the weather. All Its vicissitudes nre
In harmony with the eternal order es?
tablished when chaos ended and God
said: "Let there be light!" Man alone
is lawless, disorderly, discordant nnd
dissatisfied; yet even he learns in time
that he must attune himself to the
music of the spheres to which the uni?
verse moves nnd marches, or die In
self-made misery and despair.
And so. without nursing discontent,
let us thank God for winter and for all
the seasons In due rotation, adapting
ourselves to a divine, eternal and
boundless system of things, which we
cannot alter. In full faith that for us
and nil It Is wisest, dlser. . tost, best.
In that mood, everything becomes a
| lhin? of?beauty and?a?joy for, y. e.
whlle In every season we find delights
on every hand, before unsuspected, and
every pulse throbs with a new sense
NO DEMOCRATIC PRECEDENT IN
There Is a vast difference between
Democratic expansion and Republican
expansion: the one is natural and
healthy growth, under the Constitution
and the principles of freedom ami Bclf
govt rnment In all the Union represents;
the other Is a scrofulous and unhealthy
grow th, of unnatural excrescences, tu?
mors; wenn, goiteTS. proud lle.sh, and
other foreign and diseased attachments.
Jeffersoni.in expansion wa.s confined
to peaceable annexation, of needed, If
not indispensable, contiguous American
1 territory, so as to be more able to deal
j with tho hostile Indians in Florida,
i Louisiana and the Western nnd N'orth
I western acquisitions; and in the case
nt" Florida and Louisiana to gain para?
mount control of the Gulf of Mexico
ami the straits of Florida and ninny
other advantages in sea-coast, bound?
ary. &&, white with Louisiana WC
came Into possession of the entire
Mississippi River and other important
und necessary streams.
All this IS very different from going
away from our borders, S.OOO or 10,000
miles across the ocean to moke "forci?
ble a cauls! lion" of nnd "criminal ag?
gression upon 10,000.000 savage and bar?
barous Malays, paying Spain (nt a
f( reed sab ) two dollars a head for
tin se undesirable denizens and impassi?
ble citizens?buying trouble, in fact,
without necessity, ultra to the Constl
tutl >n nnd In violation of it, simply to
enter on an imperial career, with stib
j.ets requiring a standing army to
control them, at vast cost of inoncy,
and may be of life and blood, and In
ildlous breach of our war proclama?
tion, as well as of all the principles
I and professions of our government.
There is no precedent In the Demo
| cratlo purchases and annexations of
American and adjoining- territory for
this distant and "forcible acquisition"
of Asiatic islands and population?a
population which wo have been com?
pelled to exclude from the United
States by positive lav? and stringent
regulations. Think of that! And n'so
that this is a "forcible acquisition"
which President McKinley himself, but
a few months ago, officially and sol?
emnly disclaimed nnd denounced as
No! different In everything. Demo?
cratic and Republican policy are most
different In their territorial expansion
and Its purposi b.
It Is very annoying that the Imperial
American is only a "Mr.," like any
common person, or Democrat. Why
not establish a Trust ror the creation,
conferring and recording of Hcrodltory
Titles of American Nobility. There are
various associations in existence to
preserve pedigree among us, but they
apiount to no more than mere stock
registers of breed; but consolidated and
expanded, under a Trust, like that sug?
gested, wo might erelong compete with
any foreign nation In the manufacture
of titles and descents. Meanwhile, as
we have heretofore suggested, we can
import titles of all degrees of rank;
and we are somewhat surprised that
some enterprising company has not
gone into the business, espec ially us
there is, at present, not even a tariff
on such importations.
Italy has these titles already In stock
for her homo market; but a rushing
American demand for thcili would stim?
ulate the supply in oilier countries.
NOTE.?The People's Forum being
freely open to all parties, classes, per?
sons, views and capacities, the Vlr
glnlan-Pilot is responsible for hone
of the statements nor opinions ex- j
pressed therein, nor for the style in
Which they are set forth. The Ignorant
and um ducaied shall be hoard hero
equally with tho lea: red.
GRACE BAPTIST CHURCH.
We. the undersigned, deacons of
tirace Baptist Church, beg leave to say
In reply to an article in your paper
Thursday m ruing. .1 inuary 6th, li ad ? i
''Pastor Wright Recalled," that the
i trouble in Grace Baptist Church did
I not originate on account of the failure i
I of the Executive Committee to make Its ;
report, but from a direct act of the
pastor, Rev. LiUndy it. Wright, and
from a meeting called and pri Bldi d over
by him at which Illegal and unconstitu
tton proceedings were enacted (contra?
ry to our church manual). We wish to
state further that it was only known
to a few that the pastor's resignation
was to be offered Wednesday night.
The resignation itself was given to the
public through the papers before the
church was positive it w mid be offi t d,
as he simply stated Sunday morning
that ho would offer it Inter. No com- |
mlttee has been appointed by the ,
church to wail on the pastor and ask !
hint to reconsider his decision. It was
dona on the authority of tho individ?
uals that composed the committee who
waited on him win a the pri nchcr
leaves. There is no disturbing element
in the church and it will soon be back
to its normal state, discharging its
mission ?f winning souls for the Mas?
ter. Will this paper kindly show the
above to the one that furnished the In?
formation for the article.
WM. 1'. MOORE,
E. S. FERGUSON,
.1? ?IIN W QATjB,
JOHN H. in >id,.'-NI>,
OPINIONS OF TIIKi'RKW,
A SOLEMN WARNING.
(Charleston News and Courier.)
The address of the Hon. Carl Schurz,
before the University of Chicago, or.
the question of imperialism, is the
most thorough and -able discussion ?'f
tills all-absorbing subject that has yet
appeared In print. It is tho work of a
scholar and a statesman, a m.in of
knowledge and sagacity. The airy so?
phistry of the advocates of imperialism
i.-t penetrated nnd dissipated by his
logic as the morning mists by the rays
? at Uio son_Ii,.- uaina th ??> mas; ? "t
I people that In the Intoxication of vlc
! lory they are about to sell their birth?
right for a mess of pottage; that this
good republic; which has made itself a
power Ijy Its example, illustrating the
benefits of a Democratic form of gov?
ernment, seeking the welfare of its own
people and not engaging In entangling
alllanei s, is about to throw away Its
prestige, to make Itself a byword and
a reproach, the scoff of all the world
as a nation which, under the guise of
humanity, has waged a war of con?
quest, showing Itself no bettor and less
honest than the rations of the Old
World, with their monarchical govern?
Mr. Sellin-/, pictured with graphic pen
the prosperous condition and proud po?
sition of our country before the out
brenk of the war with Spain.
THE WAV TO FICHT TRUSTS.
(F glneerlng and Mining Journal.)
"\ ' have been developing altogether
too Ii any trusts and combinations for
our industrial health, and the year has
given a great Impetus t<> their devel?
opment. In tho iron and stei I tradi
especially combination has gone f< r
ward at a rapid rate and al one time
It seemed probable that the Whole
trade might be dominated by a single
combine. That has been averted for a
time, but the trust Idea is still too
predominant. The combination "f cap?
ital is a good tiling, and without II
much of our recent industrial progress
would have l.n Impossible, but it can
be carried too far. nnd people gener?
ally?and with a good deal of justl ??
regard tho trade combine or trust with
suspicion. Here, too, ?' mistaken e o
ncmlc policy is to bo blamed, and tin
best way to fight the trust evil is to
conclude that a 'combined' Industry is
no longer an ?infant' industry, and
needs no protection. This Is a mattet
for serious consideration, and i
ehce has shown that the heal ?'. yh I
statutes will not protect us against it?
but competition will."
OYSTER PL. VNTINO.
In a long letter to "The Cap<
Charles Headlight" Mr,. Thos S. Hod
son, of Baltimore, w ho has a prftctl taJ
knowledge of the subject, dlsciu ses
ovster planting. He says that persi ns
who have endeavored to engage In this
Industry In Somerset county have been
driven "out and have laki :i refuge in
Virginia to operate under the more on
lightened laws . f that State. The Sun's
correspondent hi the Eastern Shore
countiop of Maryland agree in declar
tag that thero Is a change of sontl
nient In those counties upon the policy
of protecting oyster planting. As tho
natural beds become exhausted and
tongmen and dredgers find their occu?
pation gone, they begin to view with
favor any scheme for regaining it. But
in the meantime tho packing houses.
Whli ii now give employment to a vast
number Of people and bring a great
deal of wealth Into the Slate, will have
followed the planters Into Virginia.
To get them back will not be so easy
as to lose them.
Tho time is not far distant when oys?
ter planting w ill be encouraged on the
LOastcm Shore of Maryland, nnd then
it will shortly appear that the land un?
der the water Is more valuable ami
productive of wealth ami will afford
more profitable employment than tho
farina "f that futile portion of tho
State. Mr. Hodson says that In Som?
erset county "four people out <>f live
are in favor of a sensible planting law,
but the llfth fellow Is an anti-planter,
who has no other polities than to pro
vent tho prosperity of himself and his
brothers by opposing all legislation on
tho planting subject. This fellow will
join either party os any party, and
with It he can carry a majority were
ever he goes.-' if Mr. Hodson Is cor
; in bis figures, the prospect is
most encouraging, for with four-fifths
people in favor of planting both
1 trtles must speedily commit theni
to that policy, thus leaving no
: . .. for the anti-planter. Altogeth?
er the ? utlook for the oyster industry
I :? more encouraging than for years,
and in the bottoms of the Chesapeake
bay and Its tributaries the State of
Maryland 'has the potentialities of
wealth beyond the dreams of aver
ROCKEFELLER'S HAND IN RAIL
[New York World.]
John 1">. llockefeller and William
r< :. fuller have Just put through a
<:,al which will give them a trunk
in.mo . ting tlu ir great lake In?
terests with the Cull', nnd which will
eventually give them a thorough gra n
route in.in the West to Liverpool via
thi CSuif. By this new line it Is lu?
ll mli d to divert millions Of bushels of
win at. outs and corn every year from
New V.uk and other Atlantic ports to
Galvcstoil and the ports on tho Hull'
The statement Is made upon high?
est authority that behind the Harrlman
?yndienti of Union Paclllo and Missouri
r.ioTie Hit. i. .-":.s. v.hieh recently pur?
chased a conti-illing interest in the Ctll
? ago ami Alton railroad, were tin;
Rockefeller brothers and Standard oil.
The two brothers headed that syndicate
with a subscription of $5,000,000, for
which they are to have in roturn track
facilities which will give their Mis?
souri. Kansas and Texas system -w lib h
runs between St. Louis and Galveston -
?I through line from Chicago to Gnl
veston by a route shorter by several
hundred miles than any of the.com?
pel Ing systems.
At the sumo time the statement in
made thai the Rockefellers have with?
drawn their influence from the syndi?
cate organized to build iL rival line to
the Alton between Chicago und f'.t.
I.otils. which was to bo known as the
Si. Louis Short Line. It is said this
withdrawal has caused great bitterness,
particularly among the stockholders of
the beutchse Bank, represented by Ed
ward D. Adams, of the Northern Puc Ic
Terminal and Transfer Company, which
were interested In the new line.
John 1 >. nnd William llockefeller for
several years have been slowly develop?
ing tin- Missouri, Kansas and Texas'
railroad. With a view to eventually
making n trunk line of it. They have,
however, not been able to make that
road profitable, because Its Northern
terminal Is at St. Louis, where very llt
tle Southbound traffic originates.
To develop this Missouri. Kansas and
Texas railroad tho Rockefellers entered
a syndicate organised by Henry Budge,
of Hullgnrten & Co.. Edward l>. Adams, i
representing the Deutchse Bank, of
Berlin, and the Chicago Terminal
Transfer Company, to construct a short
line from Chicago to North Clinton, ill.
This was to connect with the St. Louis.
Pooria and Northern, the whole to be
known as the St. Louis Short Lino. The |
Laclede Construction Company was
organized to undertake the construc?
All the preliminaries had about h en
arranged two months ago when Presi?
dent A. E. Stllwell. or the Kansas City,
IMttsburg and Gulf, came to New York
Prepared to buy the Alum road. The
Kansas City, Pittsburg and Gulf is tho
?nly rival of the Missouri, Kansas and
Texas, Like the Missouri, Kansas and
T. \as sjatam, the gonaaa QLLv, f?7
bugh nnd t.'itlf needed a Chicago ter?
minal to mnkc it a great find prosper?
ous l ue. When Mr. Stllwell left Kan?
sas City he had assurances that the
Chicago nnd Alton road was his. He
had only to come to New York to sign
a few papers.
Suddenly the whole deal collapsed.
The financiers that were to underwrite
it were unable to do so. they said. The
Rockefellers had seen their golden op?
portunity. To make a long story short
Mr. Stllwell went bmk to Kansas City
atol the Chi. ago and Alton options ex?
Tie n it was that F.. II- Hnrrlman
organized the syndicate which has
bought a .controlling interest in the
Chicago and Alton at $17.". a share,
Which is about above the market
price. By means of this deal the Union
Pacific is 11 have favored trackage over
the Kansas city branch of the Alton
nnd the Missouri. Kansas nnd Texas
trains are to have unusual facilities
over the St. Louis branch, shared by
tli irgo ibuild s Missouri Pacific. The
Chicago and Alton will throw all its
? normous Influence at Chicago to origi?
nate business for the Rockefellers' Mis?
souri, Kansas and Texas.
In the head I? cured by Tloid's Sarsapa
rllla which eradicates from the blood tho
scrofulous, taints thai cause .'t. s ?oihlug
in I rebuilding tho delicate and diseased
HOOD'S PILLS are the only pills to
taki with Hood's Sarsnparllla. Cure all
Happy nnd a most prosperous New
Year. We .wish our customers and
friends. During this year we promise
u r best efforts to ulense those who
may favor us with their patronage.
We arc now Idling up the' holes In
our stock caused by the rush of the
our shop Is better equipped for jew?
elry repairs than ever before, and all
work entrusted to us shall have
Mr. George II. Norwood, so well
known in this city as an expert watch?
maker nnd engraver, is again with us
in charge of tho wat.h repairing de?
partment. We claim to be bettet* pre?
pared to do all u.ml i of tine chronom?
eter and complicated watch work than
r.nv house South of New York. '
THE GALE JEWELRY CO.
Grand Mid-Winter Tod;
A partv will leave PI I IT.A PETAylV(i
VIA WASHINGTON, Tl IV Kr! DAY, P?jJ
Hl'A Ii Y ", uikI visit Chattanoosu. Ne
Orleans San Auf nia. Kl Paso, Juan
Mux., Tucson. Riverside, Hollands, Sa
Diego. Pasadena, Los Angeles, San lu
raol, Santa Cruz, Monterey. San Jose, i
San Francis <> The Itcturn Journey
eludes the Sierra Nev tda h.v dayllght.K.i
Lake City, tin- Gorges and Canons of Co
orodo by daylight. Denver Manltc
Springs and the Garden of tho God
Leisurely sojourns will ho mado at tl
following colob rated hotels: New s
diaries, New <>.<, in?; H"trl del Cor*
nado, Coronado Leach: Tho WesluiliiatcV;
Dos Angeles: Howl Lafael. Sun Itat'aer
Sea Beach Hotel Santa C'rus; Hotel tj-'j
Monte. Monterey; The Vendome, si
Joso: The Palace, s.m Francisco Tl
Knutsford, Salt Lake City; Tho l?ro\i
Palace, Denver. Business men and tho:
Fa nil 11 OS and ladles oan see all Importal-'
points without waste of lime, travelin'
luxuriously under es.ort of experience
conductors, the entire roui.d trip.
Including ftrsl-closs railway travel,
double berth In sleeping cars, all hotel oj
commodatlons, transfi vs. carriage drlw
and Incidental meals during entire trio I
Send for descriptive book of Mld-Wln?1
RAYMOND &. WHITCOMB,
1005 Chestnut Street. Mutual Lifo la
jaS-sii. we, fr -81_
NEW 1=1 R7W
Nathan ami Benjamin P. Metzgor b?
to Inform the trad, that they have forn
<*d a co-partnersblu. under the name on
Styll Of N. & It. I-'. METS5GER. for it
purpose or conducting tho WHOLESAJJ
TOBACCO BUSINESS In all of I;
brandies, and respectfully solicit yot
N. &. B. F. METZGER
January 7, IS! :?. ja.S-10t'
Mr. Herman Hornthal having bee
admitted to the firm ol AMES ?!
BROWN LEY, of \06 Maiji streci
the tii in hereafter will be known as
SPIES, BROWRLEY ?THRL
AND WILL BE OPEN AT
OUR NEW STORE
The Montlcello Corner
ON OR ABOUT
Thanking our friends and the put
lie for their patronage during the pai
year, and soliciting a liberal continii
ancc of the same tor new lirm.
Watch the papers for our opening
We are, yours truly,
flimuscY Brown ley!
K STA 1 i LI s> 11 K D l.>77.
59 BREWER STREET'
COFFEE ROASTED HOURlJ
Our doors are inw open to the publ
With one Of the llnest stocks Of Colic..
Teas Bplccs, etc.. over lunu-tht to thl
city,"which we will offer to the public
both Wholesale ' and lteta'l. We Krlii'
y?ur coffee while you wait. Ticke
given to all purchasers of our Coffee, To
and Bplces, which will bo redeemed I
merchandise or cash;
Mr. K. S. Taylor formerly manager <
the King's Coffee t o. annex, has been ti
1 Raged by us and will be glad to see n
his old friends.
Thanking my friends and the pub!
generally for their liberal patronago i
the past and hoping a continuance <
same In the future, w<j are very rt&pcc
King's GQiree anff Tea storl
Opposite City Harket.
BOTH PHONES?BELL, SSI; BOUTfj
KItN STATES. 171. _Jal-r>t
Is hereby rven that I have bought or,
the business carried on by the lirm of I'
RP1VEY As <"i>.. West Norfolk. All clairr
og iin~t the company will be .settled If
January 30th, 1S98;. All bills due. the. con
panv will phAse be Settled by that date,
iif-tl K. SPIVEnT.
DEAL'S CLIMAX PATENT PLOP
makes the beal broad. Try It once, yc
wlli use it always.
PINE BLG1N BUTTER. 20 and 2,*c.
We still have Rals'.ns, Nuts. Currant
Si:., at low pi ie^s.
G.W. Deal <& Co.
55 NEW MARKET PLACE.
to the husy St on
liest H ums .1f>e. pour
Flest Picnic llama .7c. pout.'.
RtSt Leaf Und .7c. pouf
Good l ard .Sc. pour
Four Cans Good Milk .25'
ti. .! I '? >t o t. ? is .20c. pec!
Three-pound Can Preserves .15
Three-lb. Can Jolly und Apple Kutter, V
? ild Virginia Jam .toe. J7.
Old Virginia Preserves .15c. Jf
lleadauarters for ail brands of Ploul
Comi .mo boo us. Prompt delivery tj a
parts of the city.
VIRGINIA GROCERY 60.,
ja? ly u NEW MARKET PLACl