Newspaper Page Text
VIRGINIAN - PILOT.
tVIRQINIAN AND PILOT PUBLISHING
I.?RFOLK VIRGIKI?? AM DAILY PILOT.
(Consolidated 2*.trch. JWS.)
Entered ot Iii? Poit.ofJlea at Norfolk,
,Va., ?a second-class ti? i?<.t<i.
OFFICE: PILOT BUILDING.
C1T? HALL AVENUE.
A. H. Grandy. President; W. S. Wilk?
inson, Treasurer; Jatuea E. Allen, Sec?
BOARD OF DIRECTORS:
A. H. virandy. L. D Starke Jr.. T W.
Bhelton. ti. U . Hhultlce W. S. Wilkinson,
Jain es f. Allot, D. Donovan.
I'll It KK CliM I'M I'lill tiM'V.
The VIUOINIAN-PILOT ts aetlverefl '.<>
suiiscrlbcis by carriers In N?/folK anu
vicir.tt;. I'cit.iniuulb, Berkley. Surl-IK.
West Norfolk. Newport New*, f?r M
rents per wuok payuble to lies carrier
i'y "mil. to any place la tba Untied
fctatte postacf free:
JUA1I.T, uiifi j enr
?* Kll .nlhi
" Iiiree ??????tili
" Olli* tu.hi ill
ADVEinisiNt; RATES: Advertise?
ments instrtea at the rale oC 7i> c?nl? a
ttiqiuire, Itrat Insertion; eaeh ?Ubsi'uueltl
Insertion 40 cents, or 60 cents, when tn
?erteti livtry Other Day. Contractors
not allowed to exceed their space or a<l
vertlae ether than their legitimate bus -
ness, except by paying especlul.y for U>c
Rea:llng- Notices lnvar'abiy 20 cent* per
line first insertion. JCach kubseir-Jt -?t In?
sertion J5 cents.
No employee of the Vlrglnlan-Pllot Pub
Ushing Company la authorised to contract
any obligation in the name of the coin
pany, or to mako purchases In the name
of the same, except upon orders signed by
the PRESIDENT OK THE COMPANY.
In order to avoid flclays. on account of
personal absence, letters e.nrt nil commit
nlc?tl-->ns for Th? VIRQ1NIAN-PI LOT
should not b* addressed to any tiulivido.il
connected with the office but simply lo
Tho VIRGINIAN AND PILOT POU
6ATURDAY, JUNE 14, 1??.
MORAL AND MATERIAL MURDER
Call It what you will: pica, defence,
argument, the whole case for the trusts,
or overgrown combines, Is a complete
begging of the question?a gross as?
sumption of the very point In dispute.
God alone knows how long men have
been seeking to devise ways and means
for mutual defence against one an?
other, and here comes this proposition,
as a finality of all their Becking: "Cast
Rway all thought of Belf-defence. Sur
? ^>r unconditionally to the trusts and
% Vines. Competition and all the ways
/ .pans of self defence are maintnln
. at vast cost to all. Discard them,
and welcome monopoly. This will unify
all Interests, and on the surest basis;
for monopoly Is the supreme method of
making and securing profit, and hon?
esty Is the best policy which thus by
natural laws will constrain monopoly
by Its selfishness to deal fairly with and
"The best material, the best work?
manship and the best production, at the
lowest possible prices, will attract and
multiply custom; and as there Is no
competition for material, workmanship,
labor, production, nor custom, monop?
oly will thus result In the highest good
for all?the best proiits for production
and consumption meeting and embrac?
ing In prices where all interests ate co->
ordlnated, harmonized and satisfied."
Material, having only one market and
one purchaser, will have to take what
It is offered; and so will labor and
workmanship; nnd consumption, hav?
ing only one market and one seller, will
have to pay the price asked. Formerly
competition protected material. laboi
and workmanship, an well as consump?
tion; but monopoly drives out competi?
tion at both ends of trade and busi?
ness, and not only buys and hires at Its
own prices, but sells at its own prices,
using such materials and workmanship,
as It pleases. And we are told that this
absolute control of exchange by mo?
nopoly will supersede all necessity for
competition and that the very selfish?
ness of monopoly will coerce It to Mo
rule of honesty as the best policy, and
make It supply the best articles nt the
lowest prices! Of course, this will he
miraculous, Incredible anil Imp i Ibl
even aa between monopolistic producer
and defenceless consumer?who is to
control monopoly by consuming lei if
the quality and price do not suit html
But where Is any safeguard for the
Interests of material, labor nnd work?
manship? Are these, their Interests,
their profits and liberties, to be utterly
sacrificed to monopoly, so Hint It may
supply and serve consumers so as to at?
tract the greatest trade nnd stimulate
tho greatest consumption? What Is
this, then? A conspiracy between mo?
nopolistic capital and consumers to de?
vour tho fruits of tho earth on their
own terms, at the pauperization and
enslavement of all who furnish labor,
workmanship and material! It is not
even hinted that these factors <>f pro?
duction have any protection or recourse.
Their portion is abject submission, with
such allowances as may enable them to
serve their task-masters at lea i osl
But monopoly is not thus rushing to
the front, with greed and avarice In its
eyes and cruel tyranny In all its mo?
tions, for the purpose of demonstrating
that "honesty is the best policy" to?
ward consumers. No! It will act ac?
cording to its nature and not the
moral code, whether dealing with con?
sumers or producers; nnd the men who
rule the roost, debauched by power and
plunder, will verify the proverb that
dog win cat dog, and wolf will rend
paid devour wolt, ? >
That Is not what wo are seeking,
however. If it were, we might well
await the speedy future and its ven?
geance. What we d sire, U) free business
and that free competition, cost what
it may, that Is absolutely necessary to
life, liberty, health and happiness. Mo?
nopoly Is moral and material murder.
Our so-called gold-Democrats who
run with Bclmont and Croker, and ac?
cuse Mr. Bryan of treason to Democ?
racy because he ".11 not associate with
Bclmont and Croker, know Belmont
very well, for the courts and newspa?
pers have plllorh ll him to the world re?
cently and there can be no disguise or
escape in his case. But here is a
glimpse of iv. h i . as given by a New
York Sheohun Democratic organ:
"That dastard, bully and inflate,
Dick Croker:his bogus Britisher,
who is a dishonor to the Democratic
party and a disgrace to the country;"
"an ungrateful, < owitrdly and treache?
rous boss';" "a cowardly ruffian and
i or the Croker Democracy in New
York, the same nt wspnpcr says:
"li has Ik . clearly demonstrated
I that it Is a wattle of time and effort to
attempt to i ? '-..itiize the Democratic
party of New York city at the primaries
this year. All the primary laws in
Christendom will not solve the prob?
lem thai COnfronU os. und there Is just
about its min h It >pc in that direction as
there Is for us to try to extract can dc
cologne from n skunk. The party ma?
chinery Is In Ihn hands of a lot of
thieves, (hugs and blackmailers."
Further, It sp< nks of the Croker ro
glmc as "this gang of criminals," and
again it speaks of this gang as?
"The organize 1 hand <?f robbers who
now have this city In their power and
who levy tribute upon our citizens in
the name nnd under the protection of
The Baltimore Sun adds:
"These are nol lite words of Independ?
ents or reformers, hut of strict party
men. and it is difficult to resist the in?
ference that Mr. Croker Is not as popu?
lar as he might he with some nt the
New York Democrats. Not content with
chanting him wish having "prostituted
thO Democratic parly to the lowest
depths in order lo put money In his
purse." they actually take exception to
his being too KtiKlish, and taunt him
as "a renegade Irishman." who plun?
ders New Yoil< t.< ?peed his boodle
among the "hi sled Britishers." The
Knickerbocker reprints tbr following
extract from the London Dally Mall arid
asks Irish voters In New York what
they think of It
" 'Mr. Croker likes England and Eng?
lish customs. He Is mere Rngllsh than
the Kngllsh. lie makes largf amounts
of money In New York In various ways,
and then spends his wealth lavishly In
England on social customs and racing
At Want,age Mr. Prokrr has n flr? old
English country home, which be keeps
In perfectly appointed stvl* IBs ?er
vants are of the host English type Thev
always say 'sir' to him nnd rpgarrt hltn
as the King of N?w York Ills mahle?
at Wantage are as complete ns any In
England Ills trainers and grooms re
reive the highest wages U<* admires
royalty respect full v. hf-r.iiis- the Prince
of Wales Is devoted to racing." "
Every American throat Is In training
to greet Admiral Dcwcy will) a shout of
welcome when h? romea home.
Wo have been brought to a realization
of the fad that the mosquito Is not the
only bore thai sings at his work.
The old saying that actions speak
louder than words is true In the case
of deaf nnd dumb people. If In no other.
The one-armed man may not always
play a lone hand In a game of ratals,
but be cannot do otherwise In the game
We hear a great deal nbnnt born
loaders, without realizing that tiine
tent,hs of the born leaders of men are
There are Inventions nnd Inventions,
but no ono has yet Invented anything
I that beats woman's Invention of the
I mennfl of concealing her ag?.
In Hie last analysis, tho solution of
all things Is money. This follows as
money becomes tho universal medium
of exchange, au I is potentially what?
ever It represents or controls.
The newspapers of Kansas have not
vet denied the report that a gigantic
trust Is being formed In thai Stale for
the purpose of cornering grasshoppers
and polling tie n- hops lo the breweries.
The North-in Neck News, published
at Warsaw. \\" hmond county, has en?
tered upon Its twenty-first year. The
News grows y itinger, brighter nml more
int. la sting with each passing year, and
THE VIRGINIAN-PILOT extends cor?
dial congratulations upon its neat typo?
graphical dress and other evidences of
The Creator hardly went to all the
trouble of creation and evolution to let
things finally fall into the hands of
Kaunas, Algcrs, Longs, Oages, Mor?
gans, Vanderbilts and the like. There
may be a sudden and startling upheav?
al and upsetting of men and things that
may spoil the least of cannibals now
Our bravo officers and men In Luzon
are performinR .1 ? is of greatest valor;
but with all our admiration, wo cannot
but execrate .1 mistaken and wicked
policy which in abandoning American
principles brim's go much death nnd
suffering upon our own tuen, as well as
tho enemy, and with no Justification.
American arms for the llrst time are
engaged In a i irclgn war of conquest
and subjugation, and we demand "un?
conditional surrender'" from men who
are lighting for their homes nnd man?
hood, no matter how hopelessly. May
heaven provide some issue from these
Kastern difficulties with honor to our
name and flag, and with peace and lib?
erty for tho natives, who deserve our
sympathy and deliverance instead of
our cruel Invasion and ravaging.
The Peace Conference of Nations, at
The Hague, js like unto the great labor
of the mountains, which resulted In
bringing forth a little mouse. The ap?
pearance of a mouse before this con?
ference might reveal that it is but a
council of cats, and terminate proceed?
ings in a llerce and lamentable chase.
Mice must be carefully excluded.
Tlio reports of General Luna assassi?
nated at Agulnaldo's tent, and that
Aguinaldo has committed suicide, may
be all true, yet we expect to hear from
them both to the contrary. It reminds
one of the latest news manufactured
by some bllly-bynumite to cheer the
Republicans: "Strong secret confer?
ence In Watterson's closet for prayer.
Bryan dropped?out of a back window;
and the platform of 1896 is plated with
gold?fool's gold. Bclmont and his new
wife delighted with the new platform.
Dinner on, at $10 a plate."
Ten days ago, people were dying of
heat, sunstroke, &c, all over the land;
ami now morning and evening are al?
most wintry, and fire very pleasant.
This is a mild illustration Of the vicissi?
tude and uncertainty of things. But a
few days ago a Western town, beauti?
ful, quiet and happy, in the sunshine,
lay dreaming of its growing future, to?
day, the zephyrs which fanned Its
dreams hove suddenly aroused to
fury,?the town Is destroyed. Its inhab?
itants killed and wounded, and nothing
now but pain and sorrow nnd agony are
where pleasure, hope and prosperity
tilled the scene. We know not what a
day may bring forth.
If the Baltimore Sun had not now for
some years had its own natural and
State parties, to be described as Demo
Republlcan, gold-bug, equestrian, anti
common nnd awfully nice parties, we
should say it was preparing to kick
Bryan and any platform on which the
vulgar multitude can stand,?unless sc?
ore'ly endorsed by Cornelius N. Bliss
and J. Plcrpont Morgan. The Sun used
to shine by its own light; but now it
borrows from any golden source.
The Sun may make Maryland and
Baltimore Ilanna-ite Republican; but
we do not believe that any solar pro?
cess is yet equal to turning the South
into North. But compasses can be made
to tell any story. Watcti 'em!
The United States Treasurer says
. there Is a plenty of outstanding paper
i money, amounting in all kinds to
J $1,122,540,417. But as all bills exceed?
ing tho denomination of $20 are not
j currency, tho aggregate given is sub?
ject to a deduction of $191.MO,000 in
' notes of $50, $100, $f.00, $1,000, $5,000 and
1 $10,000, leaving $:<2\545.417 in $20 and
less for 80,000.000 people nnd their in?
numerable dally exchanges, or a little
over $11 per capitn. That Is practically
the currency with which this great
country does business?about one-fifth
enough for current popular exchanges:
for no coin Is circulating, except a few
silver dollars and subsidiary silver; al?
most exclusively for the convenience of
"change" In email 'balances. Money,
money, money, Is whnt the people need
? ind chtfip money at that, too.
j The Money-Trust, their money and
their (outers form a strong and solid
I body; but they of themselves are con
j temptlble In numbers on any honest
count; and that makes the Republican
party and Its politicians pause. The
combine of forces enumerated see noth?
ing but themselves and their own wish?
es, and are for rushing forward, "re?
gardless." The party and its politicians,
In full accord otherwise with
tho forces, desire to be sure
of tho count, if not of the votes
also, before plunging ahead In the
course marked out for the trusts. Is
the campaign corruption fund sufficient
to corner tlie votes, or to shape the
count? That is the vital question.
How sad, If the people decline to sell
their ballots, and watch the polls to
a true count and a faithful return! The
so-called "best" people having thus
failed to maintain the "best" govern?
ment by fraud nnd corruption, will have
to resort to the "next best" means?
force. To reason and argue; to appeal
and persuade: how humiliating to men
of wealth and position.
OI'IKIOSM Of I III I'RF.HS.
ALL ECONOMISTS ARB BIMETAL
Hon. Bertram w. Currle, the distin?
guished London banker, remarked to
the writer not long since, that all the
British political economists "seemed to
be tinged with bimetallism." The
statement is quite true. In Orent
Britain the Held of academic battle
over the standards Is securely pos?
sessed by the bimotalltets. Even
among "practical" Britons, the busi?
ness men, bankers and Industrial statis?
ticians, blmctalllsts form a strong and
growing section, perhaps a< majority,
of the theorists who still 'champion
monometallism, a few reside on the
continent of Europe, but most in th*
United States. Even here they have
somewhat modified the tenor of their
statements. Not one of them, l think,
longer denies that gold has risen in
value, or thai considerable incon
V.? nli n tea have proceeded from this.
Not orte, I also think, wishes that gold
should supplant silver full money all
over the world. Further, "no economist
of reputation will lend his name to the
idiotic objections which yon will see
In some of the dally newspapers" to
the effect that to suppose n stable ratio
maintainable between silver and gold
Is to believe In a flat power on the part
of government to create value in de?
fiance of supply and demand. "It is
permissible." as Mr. Balfotir says, "for
those who have formed their opinion
on thrive questions upon imperfectly re?
membered scraps of economic knowl?
edge picked up fifty years ago, still to
hold the view that the olmetalllst is
a lunatic; but." he adds, "I do not be?
lieve that any man who has seriously
considered the literature of this subject
during the last generation holds this
opinion or can possibly hold lt."?E. B.
Andrews. . >, ^ v v *- - v
CUT THIS OUT
OIV 'jrx-IJS SPRING COURSES
HOME STUDY 6IR6LE
WILL BE PUBLISHED AS FOLLOWS I
LITERATURE?Thursday and Friday, June 22nd and 23rd.
ART?Saturday, June 24th.
HISTORY?Sunday, June 2Sth.
GEOGRAPHY?Tuesdav, June 27th.
GOVERNMENTS?Wednesday, June 28th.
Cut out the examination questions for each course, as they appear In the VIR?
GIN IAN-I'l LOT on the dates named above.
OlRKCTED UY !TvOF. SEYMOUR EATON.
These examinations are open to ;tll students of one or more of the courses. Candi?
dates will be Riven three weeks in which to prepare their answers. Certificates will be
granted in each course to students whose examination papers meet the approval of a com?
mittee of examiners. Mail all papers to THE HOME STUDY CIRCLE, VIRGINIAN-PILOT.
.Mark all papers "Examination."
DIRECTIONS: Write with ink on white paper and on only one side of each
sheet. The name and address of the candidate should be distinctly written at
the top of each sheet of examination paper. Candidates writing upon more
than one course should mail their examinations In separate pacjeages. Mall
the sheets without rolling and with as little folding as possible. Hoc that post?
age is fully prepaid.
The names of successful candidates will be arranged In three groups ac?
cording to order of merit. (1) Excellent. ('-') good, (3) fair.
On Course of "Tho World's Great
NOTE?In this paper twenty-five questions
are set, No candidate is to write on more
than fifteen questions in all, or on more
than two questions in any one of tlie eight
parts or subject heads, into which the
paper is divided.
THB WORLD'S G RTC AT ARTISTS.
Note.?In this p-:por twenty-live ques?
tions are set. No candidate is to write
on more than two questions in any one
of the eight parts into which the paper
L Describe the character of Raphael's
work (1) in Perugia, (2) in Florence;
(3) In his earlier years in Rome, (4) In
his later years In Rome.
2. Write brief notes, descriptive, ex?
planatory, etc., on the following: (a)
The "Knight's Vision." (b> the "Vision
of Esekiel," (c) the "Transfiguration,"
(d) the madonnas, tei the frescoes in
the Vatican, (f) the cartoon.
3. Give an estimate of Raphael's po?
sition In the world of art.
4. "Rubens Is to-day the most misun?
derstood painter In the whole European
catalogue of artists, and yet he is one
of the easiest to understand, the sim?
plest of masters to read, if we have but
the right point of view."
Give In your own words the substance
of Dr. Van Dyke's remarks made In
support of this statement.
5. Describe the conditions under
which he lived, the state and temper
of society and of the world in general
in the age In which he lived.
6. Give in your own words, but as
fully and minutely as possible, the sub?
stance of Dr. Van Dyke's estimation of
Rubens' merit ftp an artist, both as to
the character of his workmanship and
as to the character of his work.
7. Account for the well-known gen?
eral characteristics of the painters of
Holland; why they were painters of
easel pictures rather than of wall pic?
tures, of portraits and of portrait
groups and of "things seen In life"
rather than of "things seen in imagina?
8. Give a brief summary of the main
facts of Rembrandt's life. In particu?
lar, state the Influence of hi* wife upon
his life and upon his art.
9. Describe as well as you can the
qualities of Rembrandt's technique.
10. Describe Rembrandt's peculiar
method of mannerism In the use of
lifiht and shade In portraiture, especial?
ly In the portraiture of the face.
11. Give a brief summary of Dr. Van
Dyke's concluding estimation of Rem?
brandt as a painter.
12- Describe the slate of art, of so?
ciety awl of religion in Spain In the
age in which Murillo pursued his life's
13. Give an account of Murillo's life,
also of his character and personality,
in especial characterize the Influence
that his marriage had upon his art.
11. Give in your own words Dr. Froth
ingham's summing up of .Murillo's ar?
tistic individuality: also of his faults
as an artist.
llj. Give an account of Millet's "cruel
apprenticeship to fortune:" th) describe
the Incident which marked the turn?
ing point in Millet's career as .'in artist.
1G. Write short notes, descriptive,
critical, etc., on "The Gleaners'" and
17. Give some account of Millet's
chalk drawings. Give nlso a brief
summary of the critical estimate given
by Mr. Fowler In respect to these.
18. What Influence dltl Hogarth exert
upon the character of English art'.'
How did he effect this Influence? To
what extent was the influence noticea?
ble in his lifetime?
19- Give a brief account of Hogarth's
life, character and personality.
20. Describe generally th* personality,
character, good fortune and position in
art of Reynolds. Describe ils well as
you can the condition of art In Eng?
land wln-n Reynolds begun to paint.
21. Give in detail particulars of Rey?
nolds' early life, and especially of his
education, his training as an artist and
his first successes.
22. Give a summary of Mr. Hocber's
estimate of Reynolds as one of "the
world's great artists."
23. Give the particulars of Turner's
!:f<- as an artist, and so far as you can
give an account of his character and
personality as a man.
24. "Turner was a lover of nature In
a peculiar way."--Dr. Sturgls. (a)
Specify In a general way what phase?
ami aspects of nature Turner loved
in.ist. (b) Cnniraiv his love of nature
with that of the Rarblxon painters, (c)
How did his peculiar love of nature in
fluencc his love for tile works of man?
id) Illustrate his peculiar love of na?
ture by specifying the s >rt of cloud ef?
fects ho loved most to portray, (e)
Illustrate it also by specifying his man?
ner of painting trees, ff> Illustrate it
further by his power and method in
25. What criticisms and harsh judg?
ments have been pronouni ? d upon Tur?
ner because of his occasional "absur?
dities?" Give a summary of the excuse
and defense which Dr. Sturgls makes
for Turner In regard to his Inferior
NOTE.?The People's Forum being
freely open to all parties, classes, per?
sons, views and capacities, the Vir?
ginian-Pilot is responsible for none
of the statements nor opinions ex?
pressed therein, nor for the style in
which they are set forth. The Ignorant
and uneducated shall be heard here
equally with the learned.
Majority or Minority ?
Berkley, Va., June 22, 1S99.
About the first of May the Judge of
Norfolk County Court granted license
to one James A. Ryan for the purpose
of conducting a liquor saloon at the In?
tersection of Ivy and C streets. This
pnrty has never been a resident of our
town, but it as present an enlisted man
in the 1'niled States Navy, born in a
foreign country. The citizens circulated
a petition to the Judge requesting a
revokal of the license, giving as their
reasons the underhand manner In which
lie secured the license, the section being
purely a residential one and the danger
which would be incurred by having a
business of that character conducted
where the police protection would be
Insufficient to cope with the situation,
which petition wits signed, not by sim?
ply a majority, but by over 90 per cent.,
only four or live being found who de?
clined to affix their signature; yet, in
face of this overwhelming majority of
opposition, the Judge declined to re?
open the case, but allowed the voice of
one man. a non-resident, to outweigh j
the voice of the entire community with
the exception of the four or live men?
tioned, lie made application to the
Town Council for permission to erect a
building at the place and for the pur?
pose named, but nfter weighing the
matter well nnd considering the dan?
ger which would be incurred, this body
wisely refused to gram the permission.
Yet In defiance of the town ordinance
and the strenuous objections raised by
the people he has begun the erection
of the building. The question now pre?
sents itself, will our Town Council,
those who by our votes have been elect?
ed to form such government as will pro?
tect nnd advance our interests, rise to
the occasion and prohibit this enerouch
ment on our right? Or, will they too
listen to tho voice of the minority and
pass the matter by? We think not. Is
there not sufficient room in the busi
ncss sections of our town to sell the
stuff without encroaching on the resi?
dential sections'.' Again, If there is no
protection against having one of the
abominable ?lives placed alongside of
our residences, where the stench of de?
bauchery will pour Into our very nos
trlle, what Is the use of a municipal or
any other government'.' There should
certainly be a portion of our town ex?
empted from their accursed presence;
at least in the residt ntial sections w here
the vast majori!v are opposed to it,
otherwise what assurance have we to
offer tii desirable investors who wish to
locate in our midst, that their property
will not be debased by some objec?
tionable business being placed adjoin?
ing by the fiends who are ever watch?
ing to crush the weak. Can not our
Town Council enact a law limiting Filch
business to certain sections and ex?
empting the residential sections? We
have elected them to protect us and
our property, and we are confident in
their ability to do so. SHALL THE
MAJORITY Oil MINORITY RULE?
MONT ALA NT.
Five of America's . I?l In finished
Mr. Silas O. Pratt has been a prom?
inent teacher and composer f-^r many
years and an active worker for the
advancement of American music.
Through his efforts many of the na?
tive composers have been recognized
and their works frequently heard in
concerts. His opera, "Zenobla," pro?
duced in Chicago In 1S8J, made a deep
impression on the musicians, and the
encouragement now extended to the
native compefer? is largely due to the
succe?? of this opera. The composers
could not have a more enthusiastic,
more competent advocate than Mr.
Pratt, and his scholarly compositions
are an inspiration to all musicians. His
"Triumph of Columbus" was the first
American cantata produced in this
country. Mr. Pratt's works excel In
euphony, and he Is a master of form
Arthur Foote la a thorough Ameri?
can, having received all of his educa?
tion In this country. He possesses a
strong personality, and his composi?
tions are marked by a certain solidity
of style rarely found among modern
composers. The best of his piano num?
bers is a Fugne, Op. 15, which shows
scholarly treatment and broad musi?
cianship, and his "Concert Tocata,"
from, the Suite, Op. 30, In C minor, is a
most pleasing and effective concert
number. His overture, "On the Moun?
tain,"' deserves special mention; it has
been rtoduced by many orchestras, and
has always won the highest praise from
artists nnd critics'.
Tnc best known of all the women
composers is Mrs. H. H. A. Beach, and
she is one of the youngest of all the
listed composers in America. The com?
positions by Mrs. Beach are the best
possible answer to skeptics of woman's
musical ability; they are original In
construction and expression, and In
these 9ompcsitions she lias combined
seriousness with rare beauty. She has
a thorough knowledge of composition,
and possesses a high degree of poetic
imagination. Mrs. Beach's "Gaelic
Symphony," In E minor, is a master
piece. Her songs are familiar to all
musicians; they are extremely well
v. ritten, and appeal directly to tho
heart und mind.
Mrs. Theodore Sutro is a well-known
musician and a compuser of much abil?
ity. She founded the Federation of
Musical Clubs, and is the president of
i th< Federation. She collected seventy
three books and fourteen hundred com?
positions written by women for the ex?
hibition at Atlanta, and was awarded
the'gold medal for the exhibit. Mrs.
Sutro has had the degree of Doctor of
Music conferred upon her by the Uni?
versity of the State of New York, and
Is the only woman in the United States
having that title. She is not only a
prominent worker in muslqaJ. societies
in New York, Chicago and Boston, but
she is known wherever there are wo?
men interested in any branch of the
musical art. She has done more for
the advancement of ?women in tnusto,
than any other woman in the musical
world, and is the acknowledged cham?
pion of the women. She shows skill
and Ingenuity In organizing musical
clubs, and controls them with a mas?
John K. Balne's compositions have
commanded respect and admlrattor In
this country nnd throughout For ;.
He has been a. force for good, a.. .s
inllttence has been widely felt. .Us
compositions are marked by a strong
Individuality, and most of his works
belong to the modern romantic school.
Mr. Paine's "Spring Symphony" Is nn
artistic composition, rich In expression
ami full or beautiful, effective pas.
Warm Words of Com?
mendation from a
I "I HAVE KNOWN DR. FI BEY
j ABOUT NINE YEARS while living In
Roanoke City, HE HAVING PRAC
| TICED IN MY FAMILY DURING THAT
TIME \V ITH SKI LB AND BUCCES8.
Though a young man then HE ENJOYED
THE REPUTATION OK A BKILLFUL
PAINSTAKING AND COMPETENT
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON In the gen?
eral practice of his profession. SINCE I
CAME TO NORFOLK DR. FIREY HAS
TREATED ME as a specialist FOR CA?
TARRH of tho Nose, Throat and Mron
ehlul tubes with marked Improvement and
by continuing his treatment I hope to bo
permanently cured. As a gentleman as
well as a physician, 1 REGARD OB.
PI RE Y IN EVERY WAY WORTHY OK
THE CONFIDENCE AND PATRONAGE
OF THE PEOPLE OF NORFOLK und I
take gnat pleasure in recommending him
10 the public generally.
REV. A. H. WAY.
No. 3 Byrd Place, Norfolk.
SINCE WRITING THE ABOVE MR.
WAY HAS DISCONTINUED TREAT?
MENT, SAYINO THAT HE NO
I LONGER FELT THE NEED OF IT.
IIj* offices 1 nnd 2 No. 3m Main street,
Norfolk. Vn. Specialties: Catarrh and all
diseases of Eye, Kar, Nose, Throat, Chest
lloius. 9 a. m. to 12:30 p. m.; 2 p. m. to
0:30 p. in. Sunday Hours, 10:30 a. m. to
12:30 p. m. Tuesday night and Thursday
night. 7:30 p. in. to S p. in.
Consultation always free. Medicine*
furnished. Terms always moderate. Eyes
examined for glasses free of charge.
Ice Gream Freezers
If you aTe fond of good Cream and
want to make it quick, buy our Freezers,
the BEST and QUICKEST ON EARTH.
All seasonable goods at lowest price*.
P. J. MALBON,
Both Phones No. 401.
COOKE, CLRRK & CO.
Cabinet Mantels, Tiling and
Grates Fine Builders'
Paints, Oils and Glass.
84 commercial place.
87 roano KE ave.
In the market for I/me. Port
lend or American Cement Plas?
ter. Hair, Chimney Pipe Fire
Urlck. Lath or Shingles. Bee us
before vou buy. We are cole
agents for Acme Cement Plas?
ter. New No. 145 Water street.
BATCHELDER & COLLINS