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VIRGINIAN AND PILOT PUBLISHING
KORFOLK VIRGINIAN AND DAILY PILOl
(Consolidated. March, 1898.)
Entered at the Postofftco at Norfolk,
,Va., as second-class matter.
OFFICE: PILOT BU1LDINQ,
CITY HALL AVENUE.
A H. Grandy, President; W. 8. Wilk?
inson, Treasurer; James E Allen. Secre?
BOARD OF D1RECTOR8:
A. H. Grandy. L. D. Starke. Jr., T. W.
fhelton, R. W. Shultlce, W. 3\ Wilkinson,
antes E, Allen, D. F. Donovan.
TIIRKK VEXTS PER <;oi'K.
The VIRGINIAN-PILOT Is delivered to
subscribers by carriers in Norfolk and
vicinity, Portsmouth, Berkley, Suffolk,
.West Norfolk, Newport News, for 10
cents per week, payablo to tho carrier.
Bv mall, to any place in tho United
Elates, postage tree:
bAH.t, ou. y??r QB.00
** six months ... s.OO
" litres- raonitl* . ? ?..10
" on* uonlh ? m .no
ADVERTISING RATES: Advertise?
ments Inserted at tho rate of 75 cents a
Square, first Insertion; each subsequent
Insertion <0 cents, or DO cents (When in?
serted Every Other Day.' Contractors are
not allowed to exceed their space or ad?
vertise other than their legitimate busi?
ness, except by paying especially for the
Reading Notices invariably 20 cents per
lino first insertion. Each subsequent In?
sertion 15 cents.
No employee of the Vlrjrlnlan-Pllot Pub?
lishing Company is authorized to contract
any obligation In tho name of the com?
pany, or to make purchases In the name
of the same, except upon orders signed by
the PRESIDENT OF THE COMPANY.
? In order to avoid delays, on account of
personal absence letters and all commu?
nications for Tho VIRGINIAN-PILOT
should not bo addressed to any Individual
connected with the ofllco, but simply to
The VIRGINIAN AND PILOT PUB?
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 30. 1S99.
The mere issue of expansion is not
the only issue involved in the Philip?
pine, or McKinley war. In fact, the Is?
sue of expansion is not really "in it"
at all, aa it is excluded by the greater
matters involved. The Declaration of
American Independence, the Bill of
Rights, the Rights of men, the libertiea
of the human race and the independ?
ence of peoples and nations, the wrongs
of war for conquest atid subjugation.?
these are principal questions raised by
the McKinley "criminal aggression,
raised, too, of all men, by a President
of the Republic of the United States of
By all the principles nnd rules of
right, law and logic, we are estopped?
Mr. McKinley and all his American de?
fenders and apologists are estopped,
from employing tho formulas, argu?
ments .and pretexts employed by "di?
vine right," royalty and superior force.
We are a free people, an independent
nation, a self-governing, popular Re?
public, so founded, instituted and main?
tained that we shame and stultify our?
selves by seeking ??heller for our pres?
ent position at Manila In the very false?
hoods of oppressions of fraud and force
which we so nobly repudiated by dec?
laration and deed. It is these base ve?
nalities, vices and violences that would
hide under the garb of expansion that
we repel and reprobate, and not any
Just, natural, .necessary, or uesiranie
expansion that may be established
without requiring mean apostasy and
criminal and cruel violence on our part.
It is this we oppose: this, which dis?
honors the flag that shields It and the
free men who are compromised in It.
Expansion? -A universal Republic
was once the dream of American pa?
triotism and love of freedom; It Is at
lirst the dream of all the young Hons
of Liberty; but we waited, before going
further, until we could say:
"No pent up Utica contracts our
But the whole, boundless continent Is
No! the matter is not expansion. We
tried to get Canada to Join us In the
Revolution; and to-day we would glad?
ly expand in that direction. But we
?want no subjects, no slaves! We have
had enough of them. And let no man
lay the flattering unction to his soul
that we may do evil for good to come
of It; or that wo may 6afely undertake
again tho domestic conversion and el?
evation, or the "benevolent assimilation
of a colored people already 10,000,000 in
number. Is the spirit of abolition dead,
or its principles abandoned? Let no
man believe it! It is the temptation of
the devil of greed and certain discord.
"BRAVE BILL'' ANTHONY.
"Brave Bill". Anthony, the marine
Who reported tho blowing tip of the
battleship Maine to Captain Sigsbee,
committed suicide the other day in
New York City, owing to despondency
..over his inability to find work at which
he couid earn food and raiment. It
!b little to the credit of the metropolis
of our country, that recently made ?o
much noise and expended so much
money In making a great noise and
fanfaronade over the home coming of
an Admiral, that a plain and simple
man, who had served his country nobly
In an humble station, could not gain a
livelihood in its boundaries.
Mr. W. T. Brooke, City Engineer,
must have .struck a rubber ball from
.y **?. way he bounded off that Water
BIRDS'NESTS AND ELECTRIC
LIGHTS AND TAXES.
One Uvea to learn. One la more as?
tounded as he Increases-his erudition.
Since "boyhood's happy days" we
have been taught to be good to the lit?
tle birds and our fond young heart used
to leap with Joy at the sight of them.
How now! The good old days with
their teachings and lessons are no
more. The sweet melodies of the little
songsters have been turned into dis?
turbing and prosaic discords. Senti?
mentality has been turned Into matter
of fact, for the Hon. Light Committee
of the Councils of the city of Norfolk,
after grave and mature thought and
consideration behind closed doors, has
reached the dreadful and sorrowful con?
clusion that birds-nests and bug3
(whether inside or out of the birds is
not stated), justifies it in increasing the
city taxation the enormous sum of
$15,147 In three years. In other words,
figuring the number or tax-payers of
Norfolk at 30,000, every tax-payer con?
tributes nearly 50 cents per capita to
make the birds build another home.
Unfortunate citizens! With the tax
of 60 cents uvon their lists to pay,
what scores, aye, regiments of small
boys will rise ud with air rifles and
guns? Why not offer a premium of one
dollar and a half a bird and save
money, for there can hardly be over 10,
000 birds in Norfolk? This Is only offer?
ed as a suggestion to the Committee
by way of opening up the light.
One can readily understand tho ardu?
ous labor involved in the great problem
before tho Committee, and appreciate
its desire to be alone. Behind those
doors the fathered warblers' fate was
sealed. Their happy homes wore de?
stroyed, and the people of Norfolk
taxed by one fell stroke, in order to do
it, nearly 50 cents per Inhabitant!
Ah, those happy days will be no
more, may be, for a Council as heart?
less as the Committee may really seal
It Is a grlevloiis thing to consider and
must have cost the Light Committee
many a pang. Wc have misunderstood
it nnd sorrowfully acknowledge the
error. Even a STAR CHAMBER meet?
ing was justifiable upon such an occa?
sion as this.
The additional tax upon the people
amounts to very little, for what man.
woman or child would begrudge 50
cents when that sum would keep our
neighbors from saying that we had
birds' nests in our Dockets, or our
lights, either? Go tax us! Tax every
man. woman nnd child In the city,
rather than have this sad calamity be?
fall us, for we are no Reubens! The
Committee was right, and we bow to
their more intimate knowledge of the
problem of birds, their nests ami habits.
With all due respect and deference,
however, and with an humble apology
for the temerity, since the carbons are
renewed daily, it isn't quite clear and
bright to us, when the birds do their
building, and we solicit from the Com?
mittee a little "open light" on the
Tho Washington Post tells us that
"the Hon. Cleorge R. Wendling says he
is a gold-oxpansion-McKthley Demo?
crat. It strikes us that George comes
very near being a Republican."
The only difference is that euch fol?
lows (like the manner is of all new
converts) Is more Republican than the
Republicans. But Mr. Wendling, lale
of Washington City, hut formerly of Ill?
inois, la now Wendling Iiis way in Mis?
souri, where he is reported to have said
of the Filipinos:
"As to the claims of the natives, 1
agree with the sentiment expressed by
Gov. Roosevelt in Cincinnati, when lie
declared: 'There is not a single argu?
ment that can be advanced In their
favor which could not with equal reas?
on have been advanced in favor of the
Apaches and Sitting Bull.'
"What right have the Roers in South
Africa, of the Filipinos In the Philip?
pines, to stand in the way of the pro?
gress of civilization? When the Chcr
okccis refused to submit to the usages
of civilization in tlie South we drove
them out. When Sitting Rull and his
followers did the same thing in the
West, we killed them, and that is the
way we must deal with the Filipinos."
Messrs. Wendling ? Roosevelt have
been known as spellbinders, but if that
is a fair sample of their utterances,
they are nothing but clnptrnppcrs, and
of a low order, at that. Savage In?
dians, with no settled habitations, liv?
ing like wild beasts and given to mas?
sacre and scalping, are not to be com?
pared with educated, Christian and ci?
vilized people, devoted to the Industries
and artn of peace and possessing such
cities as Manila and many others. They
tire nt least entitled to some consider?
ation as the Suhls. Mr. Wendling, in?
deed, is as savage ns the Apaches and
Sitting Bull, or even John Bull, who,
finding us in their way, sought to kill
iis. The claptrap and the claptrappcr
also justify the slaughter of liberty and
the Boers In South Africa, because they
"are in the way" of the British?for to
speak of civilization In this connection
i? the dreariest of claptrap.
Tit,. X. Y. Sun seems uneasy that Mr.
Bryan is still seeking to rally the peo?
ple "on to Washington;" and sneers at
the attempt But, a? Washington, under
Republican rule, has excluded the peo?
ple, or practically disfranchised the
whtde country, as if it were nn "ex?
panded" District of Columbia, the Sun
may yet see a grand popular eruption
Into Washington, with William J. Bry?
an at its head before the "Sun" goes
The. Idiom Is not the language of
* We are, waiting for some of the can?
didates for spring offices to begin sing?
ing their eternal allegiance to pri?
maries, and when they do it, here are
a few questions for them to answer:
(1.) Why did you wait so long?
(2.) Where were you during the late
(3.) Why are you so anxious for pri?
maries NOW, and not THEN?
We put the questions now in order to
give our good brethren time to make
up an answer. That question is going
to be asked, and an answer is going
to be demanded.
People can't blow both hot and cold.
There is a principle In everything, and
principle never changes. If these good
office-holders "are out" for primaries
because they "are out" for office for
themselves, then the people can well
look out for themselves and seek pro?
Principle and honesty are the same
things the world over. Principle and
honesty in politics is the same as in
business. If one is caught taking ad?
vantage of the people In one way, it is
well to put somebody else in the place
of that individual.
Let the people wake up and be on
guard, or else the old-time regime will
put the party where It -was five years
It is said that in summer the more
flies you kill, the more, flies come.
So, it seems from all accounts, the
more Boers killed in the British bulle?
tins, the more Boers. Therein "lies"
the fatal defect of censorship, as re?
vealed in our Philippine dispatches: it
allows you to kill as many of the
enemy as you please to think neces?
sary to dignify a victory; but it re
quires' y^iu to multiply the enemy to
account for a. retreat, or surrender,
or any other mishnp. Yet if one Is
to tell the truth, where is the advan?
tage of having control of the channels
of intelligence and news?
They do sny that some people don't
like us. Wo wonder why? Have we
done them an injury? Have we donr
a single thing that one of them can
point out is wrong? If they can and
will come forward this paper stands
ready to make amends.
The truth Is, this paper is watching
out for the interests of tho people, and
when It catches friend or foe trans?
gressing, it is heard from; and we beg
to serve notice right now, that In the
future, as In the oast, the truth Is
going to bo printed.
It occurs to us that the correspond?
ents and others who furnish us news,
or Inventions, from the war in South
Africa should translate Dutch and
other South African terms, names of
things, &c, Jnto plain English, so we
can have some intelligent comprehen?
sion of what we are reading. There
Is no more necessity for using Boer
terms In transmitting facts from Natal
than there was for employing German
in sending the news from the Franco
German war to English-using readers.
Nine-tenths of the American people
were under the Impression that Gene?
ral Engan, of embalmed beef fame,
had been buried and the crickets were
making music In the grass that had
grown over his forgotten tomb. But.
alas! He has turned up with the an?
nouncement that he proposes to ask for
reinstatement. Dike the odor of the
bearded beef he fed our soldiers In the
war with Spain, ho possesses strong
There is a lodged antipathy between
a frank and honest person and n
crafty and cunning one. They can no
more agree than oil and water, and
(ire and water will associate as
amicably as they. This is true, too,
In everything where men of these op?
posing traits are found: Society, busi?
ness, politics, religion. They are Jn
A community in which it Is re?
quired to speak well of weasles, rat?
tlesnakes and the like, especially of
the bipedal varieties, lest one suffer
Injury from them or their friends in
business, social, church and party cir?
cles, is hardly an inviting and de?
sirable community; and it Is not far
above an Ashanteo life in its fetich
British victories in South Africa are
costly investments. The censored press
dispatches prove that General Mo?
linien carried the Boer position at Bel
mont at a cost of 220 killed and a com?
pany of Dancers, sent in pursuit, has
not returned. Many more such vic?
tories and .lohn Bull is undone.
There Is no excuse for describing
the Boers as a cruel and brutal peo?
ple. The Transvaal government and
people have been uniformly kind to
prisoners; and In their contests with
tho English especially, they 'have been
more considerate of their prisoners
than the English have been with cap?
Of course, the wolves always lay the
blame on the sheep and their watch?
dogs; and vlic Coxes invariably 6lde
with their kinsmen, the wolves, swear?
ing that "blood is thicker than water,"
and better to drink; too, if It be
The ndoptloi"?f"~""close"d lights" by
the Eight Committee may create the
Impression that Norfolk people are try?
ing to blow out their electric lights
This thing o^ trying to carry other
nople's burdens Is a serious thing.
There now appears to be a difference
betwe'en a certified copy of a "pre?
amble," a "recommendation," and' a
real RESOLUTION of the Councils!
Don't you see?
The people are going to hit a part of
this administration so hard that the
other part will be kept busy looking
for the pieces.
Some too curious Person will be -want
Ing to know how Councilman J. Thos.
Peele voted for Water Meters when the
measure was not before the Councils.
There is a good deal of difference be?
tween a "business" administration and
a "political" one. Exactly how much,
may never appear.
Would It not be a good idea to have
all public receipts and contracts filed
30 days in a conspicuous place for ex?
It would be well to remember that
It is not absolutely necessary to be
able to write to make your mark in
The Evening Dispatch has announced
the candidacy of the Hon. Herbert L.
Smith, (Superintendent of the water
works), for Congress.
Mr. Tt. Henry Jones has found no op?
ponents to his doctrine: that the peo?
ple should Inspect the books of all city
But these must be Industrious birds
that find the time to build in an arc
Some enterprising fellow will now
make a fortune in fertilizer with those
bugs in the arc lamps.
Such a pity that none of the "warm,
fast and tried" friends of primaries
have risen up in their glory.
Admiral Schley has been sent on a
cruise for the benefit of the Navy De?
partment, not the navy.
Many election prophets are better
fitted for positions in the election
If anybody feels nervous nnd con?
strained over tt* situation just let
them jump right In
In the meantime we are wabbling
along without the friendship of some
In tho meantime, the Light Commit?
tee will study the science of building
Few tax-payers thought they were
paying 50 cents each to break up birds'
It might pay the Councils to have Mr.
James Kiddle Dlat the pipe lines of
the water works.
Some people would faro better if they
kept their mouths shut.
It don't pay to make threats without
muscle behind them.
During the Interval a little more of
the record is being salted down.
There are a few more salaries not yet
Eminent politicians, with their
plumes picked, do look be-draggled.
In the meantime don't overlook the
And thus wo work our way along
down the program.
Some old familiar names will make
line targets as candidates.
Wrhile it's all going on, our statistics
are on file.
And now for the grand chorus of pri?
Some people would do well to pick a
good r'ace to light heforc they Jump.
Make sure your sins will find you
out, and In a way you little expect.
There are no hayseed in our lamps,
hats, hair, or pockets?nor birds' nests.
That Light Committee Is Just now
getting a little "open light," Itself.
During the excitement Aguinaldo !s
still keeping a headquarters.
If you are not "it" why don't you say
One by one the roses fall.
For table'use or for cooking, delivered
to all parts of the city. '
We Churn Every Day
Wo can also furnish half pint of Sweet
Cream dally to private families at 60c,
when ordered. Your order solicited.
PHONE 492._5-12 E. MAIN ST.
Seeded Raisins .10c. package
Cleaned Currants.10c. package
Sliced Citron, Orange and Lemon
Rest Citron .12V&C. pound
Shelled Almonds .35o. peund
New Mixed Nuts.10c. pound
English Walnuts .'.13c. pound
Soft Shell Almonds .lSc. pound
Our Royal -Patent Flour.jt.2;,
This Is the best flour on the market.
Every barrel fully guaranteed. Give It a
trial. \ ? V
VIRGINIA GROCERY GO..
01 AND ?3 NEW MARKET PLACE.
BOTH PHONES 4M.
for Catarrh at $5 per
month Will be with?
drawn Dec. I,
Although many new patients have como
in under this ?fter tho rate of. Increase
has not been sufficient to jus
tify mo In establishing It as a
permanent rate. I WILL. HOWEVER,
CONTINUE TO RECEIVE CATARRH
PATIENTS AT THIS RATE UNTIL
DEC. 1, AKTER WHICH MY OLD RATE
OP $10 PER MONTH WILL BE
CHARGED. BUT ALL WHO BEGIN
UNDER THE FIVE DOLLAR AGREE?
MENT WILL BE TREATED AT THAT
RATE UNTIL CURED. Just think of It!
Only 17 cents per day for medicine and
treatment by a specialist of largo ex?
perience. WATCH THIS SPACE FOR A
STUNNING TESTIMONIAL NEXT
Has orders 1 and 2 No. 314 Main street.
Norfolk, Va. Specialties: Catarrh and al!
diseases of Eye, Ear, Nose. Throat. Cilest
Hours, 9 a. m. to 12:30 p. m.: 2 p. m. to
6:30 p. in. Sunday Hours, 10:30 a. m. to
12:30 p. m. Tuesday night and Thursday
night 7:45 p. m. to S:15 p. m.
Consultation always Tree. Medicines
furnished. Terms always moderate. Eyes
examined for glasses free of chance.
(he 20th instant, we will make
an exhibit of
Very Beautiful Hal
which we received yesterday.
They are entirely new effects.
Mrs. P. Ries,
162 Church Street.
This store possesses both?character It
makes for Itself; reputation comes from
you. That the store's reputation Is good
is evidenced by a imtiallcd and steady
Increasing patronage. Christmas tide
looms up with all its trade possibilities.
Where to lind
Coats, Capes, Blankets,
Bureau Scarfs, Table Linens. Doylies,
Napkins. Lice Curtains Umbrellas, Furs,
Kid cloves. Ilandkercn'efs, Sheets, I'll
low Cases, Holster Oases and many other
fancy and useful articles to bo found
here at tiottom prices.
IL. M. Whitehurst,
336 MAIN STREET.
Now Phone ?57.
We Make Prompt Delivery
With First-class Articles.
COAL and WOOD.
Down Town Office, 171 Main Street.
?Both phones 7S6.
We have an extra good Quality of Hard
Wood both seasoned and green, tho very
thing for air tight heaters. Also
Dry Pine and Slab Wood
COAL of all kinds.
OHAS. E. SCOTT,
200 LOVITT AVENUE.
'Phones, old. 251; new, 1136.
Rnilrond, Hotel, Baggpg
and Brass Checks. Senit
Badges, Stencil stiel Stain]
Inks, Pads, Daters, etc.
M ona stencil M
Cm. Nlvlton tad fourth SK
SCHOOLS AND COLLEGES
Wo want more bright young men to
learn Shorthand and Typewriting, aa we
cannot btgin to supply tho demand made
upon-us for competent young men in this*
capacity. Position certain as soon as pro?
ficiency 1b etta'ned. Day and night ses?
sions. Call, wrlto or phone for any infor?
mation desired SOUTHERN SHORT?
HAND AND BUSINESS UNIVERSITY
or J. M. RESSLER, President. '
? 1* JHL ED ?
HonnwH & wres;i go.,
WHOLESALE AND RETAIL DEALERS
We now havo on our yard a stock of
freshly mined and choico
Our customers would do well to place
their orders and lay In their winter sup?
ply while tho coal is dry, fre9h and clean.
Pocahonias Steam Coal
a specialty. Get our prices before buying
Pine and Oak Wood I
of tho very best quality on this market;
sawed, split and delivered as required.
Your orders aru respectfully solicited.
OLD 'PHONES. 6-114 and 230.
NEW 'PHONES. 15 and 20.
Fresh land Plaster
in oil, pork and pine barrels.
Mo. 1 Hock Lime
JOHN 0. GflMft?E
The country has had much for which
to be thankful In the past year. You'll
cbave much for which to he Ibmkful this
coming Winter if you order our celebrated
KANA WILY SPLINT COAL
Geo. W. Taylor & Co.,
61 Granny St., Norfolk, Va.
ft GOOD LECTURE ,
Hero are a few important points about
It Is aa good as any coal that wns ever
put on this market. There Is heat In
every lump. Wo screen It with the utmost
care. We give full weight, and we deliver
it promptly. Our employees ore careful
Norfolk Coal & Ice Co.
SAM'L FEREBEE | ? . ,? .
S. B. IIARRELL I " Proprietors.
537 WATER ST.
ROTH PHONES 391.
?fllGb & WALLER
12-18 PLUME ST.
Gorfractors'& Builders' Supplies
NEW LOT BALTIMORE PAVING
Fire Clay, Chimney Linings, Fancy and
Plain Chimney Tops. Sewer and .Wei*
Pipe. Drain TUo. etc.