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.VIRGINIAN AND PILOT PUBLISHING
LORFOIX VIRGINIAN AND DAILY PHOT
(Consolidated March. ISSSj_
Kntercd at tho Postofflco at Norfolk.
,Va., us Kccoud-oluss matter._
" ?ffr :Tf: 1 ?1 lot building,
city HALL AVENUE.
IN OR KOLK. VA._
ALBERT II. GRANDY,
President. Managing; E<lltor anil Business
WILLIAM S. WILKINSON.Treasurer
LUCIAN D. STARKE. JH.Secretary
R. E TURNER.
Superintendent und Advertising Manager.
Til CKMS i'Elt COPY.
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WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER IT. 1000.
WILLIAM JENNINGS BRYAN
ADLAI E. STEVENSON
HARRY L. MAYNARD.
WHAT THE BELL COMPANY
The American Reil Telephone Com?
pany, of New York?of which the
Southern Bell Company and the Amer?
ican Telephone and Telegraph Com?
pany, of Virginia, are branches?pro?
poses to Itself gigantic, ends. It aims
at nothing less than a monopoly of the
entire telephone business of the United
The impression is widely prevalent
that its progress toward monopoly has
been checked since certain of Its pat?
ents expired. The figures supplied by
the Hell Company itself, and given In
the World Compendium for the current
year, show that this impression is ill
founded. Consider the significance) o?
this official data:
lSOti. lh!>7. ISPS. 1S09
No. of ex?
changes. 827 0:17 1,025 1.120
Branch offices .. 6S? 832 937 l.av.S
Miles of wire
on poles .260,321 230,632 396,803
Miles of Wire
underground ..1SI.5I5 234.S01 2S2.631 35S.1SI
Total miles Of
wire .459.7,'S B38.SI5 620,400 77-',:iv.i
Total employees. 11,930 14,425 10,682 19,668
Total stations . .281,093 325,2-11 381,230 405,180
The total miles of wire here includes
the wire on buildings and submarine
wire, us well as wire underground and
tin poles. From these figures It appears
that the Hell Company has nearly dou?
bled its business within the past four
years. With great forethought it re?
frained from supplying any data as to
Its rates. It had, however, 1,124,840 in?
struments in the hands of subscribers
at the beginning of 1899, or one for
about euch U5 people in the Unite. 1
The application of these facts to the
local telephone situation is not difll
CUlt. AVe have already shown, by data
supplied from reliable sources, in u
lurge number of cities throughout the
country that such cities are enjoying
U telephone rental of about the same
general level as the rates in ihls city
before the Hell Company adopted its
new schedule. If the business in this
city uns unprofitable, it was unprofit?
able In these other cities. Now, why
tihould the Bell Telephone Company
have practically doubled an unprofita?
ble business in the past four years?
There uro only two reasonable conclu?
sions?either the business was not un?
profitable or the Bell Company, with
Its $2?,S8?,^00 of capital, is willing to
do an unprofitable business temporarily
In order to get the situation thoroughly
In its grasp, and establish a telephone
monopoly throughout tie- country.
The people of this city uro not being
dealt with by the Bell Company on the
basis of a fair profit to the company
find reasonable rales to telephone
users, but in pursuance of the Hell
Company's general plan to secure a
Monopoly of the telephone business off
' the country.
For this reason both the Bell Com?
pany and American Telephone und Tel?
egraph Company, of Virginia, (the
long distance company, which has
also a local franchise precisely like
tho Hell Company,) were so bitter
in their light against a fixed max?
imum charge in their franchises.
For the same reason' it was an?
nounced by a person apparently In
gba conlidcnco of the Bell Company
that It would spend $20,000 rather than
submit to a sliding scale of charges,
when the mutter was recently before
the councils of Portsmouth, "because
other cities would then fix maximum
The Boll Company wants a free hand.
It knows from experience that it Is
more than a mutch for tiny Independent
company. Facts already adduced show
that it Is more than tt match for the
Slates Company, in this city, favored
as the Bell Company was in its fran?
chise. Surely, the Bell Company, and
the American Telephone and Telegraph
Company, of Virginia, with their enor?
mous capital, and their thousand or
more exchanges, do not need any fu- |
vors to help them In competition with
the Southern States or any other com?
pany. Therefore, tboy should bo made
to conform to the maximum rales as
lixed in the Southern States franchise
?S3S and ?2S per year.
TMS COMEDY OF OUR
The Hall of Fame project has from
the first appealed chiefly to the
American sense of humor. It is hard?
ly in accord with the sentiments of a
Democratic people that a few judges,
selected wo know not bow, should ur
rogatc to thepiscivcs the right to be?
stow immortality or oblivion. The first
fruits of this schonte have removed
it forever from the bounds of .serious
consideration. Here tiro the great men
so far selected for the Hall of Fame
and the vote thnt each received:
George "Washington . 97
Abraham Lincoln . (MS
Daniel Webster--. 90
Benjamin Franklin . 91
U. s. Grant . 92
.lohn Marshall . 91
Thomas Jefferson . 90
Ralph Waldo Emerson . 86
Henry W. Longfellow . Si
Robert Fulton . 84
Washington Irving . 82
Jonathan Edwards .82
David G. Farragut . 79
Samuel P. It. Morse . 79
Henry < 'lay . 71
t Icorge Feataody . 72
Nathaniel Hawthorne . 72
Bobert 13. Lee.. <*>:?
I'ctcr Cooper .:. 68
Horace Mann . 07
Henry Ward Beecher . 66
K1I Whitney . 68
.lames Kent . 65
Joseph Story . 64
John Adams . Gl
William E. Cbannlng . 68
John James Audubon . 67
Elias Howe . ?-1
Gilbert Stuart . .r.2
William Morris Hunt . 1.2
Asa Gray . 61
What shall be said of a system of !
selection that puts Jonathan Edwards |
above Henry Clay, Nathaniel Haw?
thorne, Bobert E. Lee. while Andrew
Jackson. James Monroe, John C. Cnl
Itoun, James Russell Lowell, Edgar
Allan Poe are not even placed in the
list nt all? Why not have put Bev.
Increase Mather or Anno Dudley
Bradstrcet In the place of Thomas Jef?
ferson or Ralph Waldo Emerson?
What sense of' proportion Is there in
putting I'll Whitney (who did not In?
vent the cot ion Kin) among the Im?
mortals, while the men wo have men?
tioned were left out? Docs anybody
believe that Joseph Story was a
greater American than Andrew Jack?
son?Joseph Story, who is now known
and remembered chiefly by a sopho
morlc extract that finds place In the
declamation and "popular selections"
books? How did Henry Wads worth
Longfellow manage to break Into the
house of Hit' Immortals while Edgnr
Allan Poe, whom the best critical
opinion of America, England an I
Prance, bus named as the one poet we
have produced, was loft out alto?
gether? if the author of "Excelsior"
nets In what about the Inventor of
excelsior? What about the author of
??Twinkle. Twinkle Little Star" and
the author of "Mary Had :t Little
Lamb"? If the list of Immortals here
given represents the best result pos?
sible from the plan adopted for their
selection why not try the method by
which jurymen nro chosen?
APATHY AND NEW YORK'S
Whatever may bo the conditions li?
nt her States, it Is sufficiently clear that
apathy Is not prevalent in New York.
The fact that tho registration is heav?
ier both in Now York City and up the
State than in 1S9G, whatever else it may
show. Is irrefutable evidence of keen
Interest in the issues of the campaign.
Whether that interest will redound to
the ndvantage of the Democrats or Rc
publicuns, und whether It lias its origin
in Imperialism, Trusts or the flham lal
question, there is no means of ascer?
taining. The significant thing 1m that
the interest Is there and is greater than
lu the unprecedented!)' bot enmpatgn of
four years tig<>. It means, for one
thing, that the leaders of both sides art
thoroughly aroused and that there will
be an exciting finish In the [-Umpire
It would appear that in Maryland,
Ohio. Indiana and Illinois the Interest
Is hardly less than In New York. In?
deed. Maryland seems to be bavins the
hottest campaign of any State in the
Union .lust nt this time. The so-called
sound money league of Baltimore has
taken a hand and Is making a cam?
paign of coercion and panic just as in
1890. More than in any other centre,
the "llhnncial int. rests'' of that city
pretend t<> Bee the spook of imminent
disaster, and have- adopted ballot-de?
bauching us the best method of exor?
The lesson of Now york's henr y reg?
istration seems to be that . ach parly Is
concentrating Us forces on the doubt?
ful States thi:- year its never before,
and that the interest In the campaign
is deep ratlu r than demonstrative.
There is less shouting and red lire than
usual, only the returns will shew
whether there is less interest.
The Boll Telephono Company has a
capital of J26.000.000; It has 1,126 ex?
changes In operation; It has 1,124,000
Instruments In use; it has 772.9S9 miles
of wire. And this is the company that
cornea before the Councils of this city
with the plea that it cannot operate
In competition with the Southern Stalea
Company, unless it is given the whip
band of the latter! It claims that it
must be allowed to charge whatever It
pleases, while the Southern States Is
tied down by maximum rates of $38
for business 'phones und ?2S for resi?
dence 'phones a year. It must be al- I
lowed to violate Its franchise by rate
cutting, and tho city must violate its
contract with the Southern States
Company by showing the Bell Com?
pany favors. "What, may we ask, does
the city or the telephone subscribers
get out of this policy of favoritism and
When the Southern Hell Telephone
Company had Its hearing before the
Committee of the Hoard of Trade and
Business Men's Association its repre?
sentative is alleged to have said that
it is operated In (his city under a lease.
Now, will the Bell Company divulge
the names of the lessors and lessees, or
unfold to Councils the terms of .that
lease? As we have repeatedly pointed
out. it Is no affair of Councils (whose
duty It is to protect the public Interest)
to examine the balance sheet of the
Bell Telephone Company; but, to sup?
ply this information, would be, In some
measure, an evidence of good faith on
the part of the Bell Company lu its
plea of poverty.
Should not the integrity of the City
in business matters he as unimpeacha?
ble as the integrity of a private indi?
vidual? Should it, then, accept the
money and free service of the South?
ern Stales Telephone Company, while
refusing to keep Its part of the con?
tract, by subjecting the other telephone
companies to the same maximum rates
as the Slates Telephone Company?
It Is believed that when the Ameri?
can Bell Telephone Company "lease I '
the Southern Bell Company to Itself, it
charged a pretty stia' rent. That would
put a plausible fuce on the poverty
plea, if the facts are kept dark.
The Bell Telephone Company has evi?
dently heard of that famous recipe- for
winning In politics, und is applying it
to business?It says it's losing money, 1
und sticks to the assertion.
In tho matter of rates tho Bell Tele
phone Company does not troul.de with
fractions; It just doubles 'tin and lets
it go at that.
Maybe the Bell Telephone Company
looks upon the City of Norfolk us \
merely one of its "private affairs:"
NOT! S AM) OPINIONS.
WHAT THE TRUSTS WILL. DO.
While Mr. Hanna says "there are no
trusts." a. list of over 4U0 trusts created
up to .May 27 last appears in the Com?
mercial Year Book?not a partisan
publication- and nearly all of them
have been formed since Mr. McKinley
became President. That list has since
been considerably lengthened, and if
Mr. McKinley Is re-elected there Is no
question that ail immense impetus will
be Immediately given to the formation
of trusts. Another lour years of Mc
I Klnleyism, with a New Jersey trust
I lawyer In the Attorney General's of?
fice, and all laws hostile lo trusts prac?
tically suspended by a trust-made ad
' ministration, will leave no large Indus
I try, trade or business of any sort out
; side the power of the trusts. Monop
j ?ly stands ready and eager to grasp
everything in sight the moment Mc
Klnley's second term begins. Compe?
tition will be strangled all along the
line, and there will be no room in any
branch of business for individual en?
terprise. The days of the small Inde?
pendent business man will be gone for?
ever. The trusts will be absolute
kings, ami all the resl of mankind will
be their subjects,
AN* ALLIANCE IN SYMPATHY.
The Republican press is commentine
with but Ill-COnccUlcd satisfaction on
the sui.ess ..i Salisbury's";party in
England. If the English people in- !
dorse the seizure of the Transvaal It
is hoped that lhe stalwart Anglo SAx
ondom over le re will approve of the
conquest of the Philippines.
WHAT P.M.I. LOOKED LIKE.
The German Emperor, In a Roman
toga, will lo like a sturdy burgher
in midnight - i tuine, looking for the
AS OTHERS SEE IT.
NORFOLK'S TELEPHONE WAR.
(Pori nuouth Star.)
Norfolk lias a telephone fever. One
of the telephone ? oi ipanics has changed
Its rates so as to double them fOT some
services and decrease them HO and -ID
per cent. In others. The Hoard of
Trade began a til eusslon of tho rates
which has continued among the people
till it has !?? i Into the City Councils.
The franchise was granted with the
proyison that the Councils may "alter,
amend or repeal" it. Hence there Is a
proposition that the Councils either fix
a limit of rates or repeal the franchise
Meanwhile the members of the Cliy
Councils, for reasons best known to
themselves, are declining to discuss
the subject on the plea that, us judges
or jurymen, they are to decide which
is guilty, the city or tho corpi lit.lon
with a franchl o, That is pot the po?
sition of a Councilman. Ho is the re?
present alive, and. therefore, the agent
of the peopi.. He is not to consider
that the pco] in.jually guilty, not
even to propoi ? i.i arbitrate between
the people and :? corporation that en?
joys the favor oi the people In an ex?
clusive franchise He Is the agent of
a sovereign community which gives fa?
vors, but docs i. a receive them. The
attitude of a City Councilman should
be that of making the best and safest
bargain possible for his .sovereign, the
people, and not to barter the city's fa?
vors f"f gain to himself or to the jeop?
ardy of the monopoly on the people.?
Newport News Morning Herald.
And that is what the peoplo think.
I have suffered A LONG TIME with
CATARRH. I tried ill Koren t doctors
und every patent medicine 1 heard of
but only went from bad to worse. 1 be?
came so emaciated and run down ia
health that my friends THOUGHT
1 HAD CONSUMPTION, and told mo I
was loohn , worse than they hail ever
seen mo before. My life seemed a bur?
den to me. WHEN I GOT UP IN THIS
MORNING MY NOSE was ALL STOP?
PED UP and son-, und I could hardly
get my breath, i WOULD HAVE A
UAD TASTE IN THE MOUTH AND
Kul'L BREATH. My nose frequently
bled, but It uiil not give me any relict.
At night when I laid down THE HAWK?
ING AND SPITTING KEPT MIO
AWAKE. When i slept i lav LIKE a
LOG. Bl T GOT UP AS TIRED AS I
LAID DOWN. During the day MUCUS
KEPT DRIPPING DOWN M V THROAT
so that I Had to clear it often. After
the sllghtci t excllr-lrient I would have a
HAD HEADACHE und 1 WAS WEAK
AND NERVOUS ALL TDK TIME.
Sometimes my head would swim and
thero would ho BO MUCH RINGING IN
MY EARS I thoauhl I Was going to
have fl "rlslngV in thvni. MY STOMACH
gave mo bus of trouble. TDK LEAST
THING. EVEN A CRACK KU, GAVE
ME A BURNING AND I PELT BLOAT
KD. The DULL ACHING PAIN ACROSS
THE SMALL OR MY BACK made me
||i nk I bad Kidney trouble. MY EVES
\\ BRE WEAK.
UNDER DR. EIREY'S TREATMENT
I GAINED 1J POUNDS THE I'lliST
MONTH. Nov.- I f. el Urst rate. SLEEP
BOUND AND REFRESH ING, EAT
WHAT 1 WANT WITHOUT ANY
TROUBLE. NOSH CLEAR, NO DRIP?
PING OP MUCUS IN THE THROAT.
NO HEADACHES, NO ?FOHL BREATH
or had tusto in ihe mouth, and life once
moro is a bh sslug.
Corner Linden avenue and Henry street,
Rooms 3 and 4 No. .171 Main street, over i
"Tiie Huh." Specialties?CATARRH and
all diseases of Eye, Ear, Nose, Throat,
i;h< nt ami Stomach.
Hours, !l a. m. to 13:30 p. in.; - p m. to
ii p. in. Sunday hours, 1<1:::<> a. m. to 12:30
p. m. Tuesday night, Thursday night and
Saturday night, <:!'> p. m. to S:10 p. in.
CONSULTATION ALWAYS FREE
M ?Heines furnished Terms moderate.
Lves examined for glasses tree tit j
It's a Plain Proposition
and Worthy of Acceptance!
If your BYES are falling let Dr. Flrey
examine them and III them with gltlSHCS.
WEAR THEM THREE DAYS and at
the end of that lime IP Til BY ARE N?T
in all rcspeets SATISFACTORY billig
them back und HE WILL REFUND
YOU EVERY CENT YOU LAID FOR
THEM. DR. FIREY Is the ONLY PHY?
SICIAN in this city who examines EYES
FREE of charge. OPTICIANS ARE
NOT DOCTORS, though they usually as?
sume the title of doctor.
starts out with a ring which pleases the
bride. Think she doe.-n't know the dif?
ference between a perfectly designed
ring and a cheap Imitation thereof .'
Yon never made n bigger mistake In
your life. Start right in married lite by
buying engagement nnd wedding rin^s
D. R PAUL, Jeweler,
BOTH PHON KS.
Aie you building ? If so,
you will heed ....
g Cabinet Rftantels,
I Grai&s,Tiies, &c?
r.l \'i?-it our show rooms and see tho
? latci t designs, or ma} bo you want
? an cs(ltnato*on
Doors, Windows and
We make these and you don't
h tve to wait; Patronize. HOME IN
1 WHITE HERQWSRE CO. ?
309 MAIN st., NORFOLK.va. |
7.NORFOLK'S BUSY GRuCERTT
Host Baltimore I lams, \2 \ lb.
Veal Loaf, l-lb. cans, 15c.
Grapes, 10c. basket.
Best letter, 1 -lb. prints 2Sz. lb.
LOWE & MILLER,
NORFOLK TRUNK FACTORY,
172 CHURCH STREET, Near- Main,
Trunk Special !
O (Ts) Linon lined throughout, heavy steel knuckle hinges,
^?wv brass Excelsior lock. 2 trays.
Suit Case Special!
?fc"? ?%Cb *lol>,1l|nc leather, brass lock and catches, 'J sets of straps
35 vV uiLf\J inside, linen lined.
We have the most complete line of Ladles' and Gents' rocket Booka
In the City. Aiao a full line of Chatelaine Hags.
A great assortment of Dog Collars. Dog Harness. Whips, &C
REPAIRING TRUNKS A SPECIALTY.
OLD 'PHONE, 113?.
\ A S riurriph.
The Incandescent Light is
a triumph of inventive gen?
ius, It supplies the best iliiir
initiation and requires ho
No Bad Odor,
No Blowing Out.
It's always ready for you
to turn on the current; Costs
hut little, too.
THE NORFOLK RAILWAY & LIGHT CO
OFFICE, 82-81 PLUMB STREET. TELEPHONE. 7W.
WOltKS-COVE STREET. TELEPHONE. 221.
by The Rtein-Blocli Co.
You Don't Want
tri wear the same patterned suit ?8 vour
nclglibor. That'.i one of tho ritsndvari
lagcs of buying the ordinary Ready-to
w.-.ir Clothing, from which the 8TEIN
ULOCII Clothes differ In thai the pat?
terns of the fancy suitings tire exclusive,
and besides wo have only a very )lmlt<-,|
i.umber of each pattern. You run a
smaller chance of seeing your suit dupli?
cated on another man whin l-uvuig
HTEIN-BLOCiPS clothes than when hav
ing a suit made-to-measure at your tail?
ors, because a doxen tailors may have
iIn- same pattern In this city, while we
alone sell BTEIN-BLOCIl clothes here.
S?iTS, $l5TO $30.
OVERCOATS, $15 TO $25.
We close at 7 p. m.. Saturday c.\e< ptcd.
S. S. 'Phone ?61.
1 Weekly or Monthly Payments.
i*i Every honest person, rieh or poor can buy
f!? Diamonds, Watches, Jewelry,
Clocks and Silverware
for less money than at any other Jewelry Store in the City for
cash. Give us a trial and be convinced. We also sell
Bicycles on Easy Weekly Payments.
WE CAN PLEASE YOU
J. LBEIIM SN] EITT Sc BRO.
166-168-170 Church Street, Next to Main,
represents a razor that cuts the heard,
but will not cut you when using It. A'e
have them in Stock and have had tho
agency for them for years. This adver?
tisement. Iiowev. r. is iuicnedcd particu?
larly to call attention to our recent addi?
tion- to our cut glass department goods
manufactured by I lawks & Co., the best
on the market. Piers, if any. are few.
superiors none. They are guaranteed
hand cut and not acid cut. which do not
compare In llnlsh or quality. We have a
fine assortment excelling In style, shape,
riuallty and cut, and prices all right.
C. P. CRIiDNWOOB & BRO.
813 Main Street.
ru? &? r 5 steel SrAMPS, SAIL-^S
ROAD.HOTEL** baggage CHUM
bra<s cittCKS ?c 6tt Ptscr.tr>
hons. s?At?.aA0GE5.stincil *>*
stamp INKi.pads. daters.itc
Special limited quantity of
FINEST HAVANA CICARS
For box trade at factory pri::J
Hamberger's Cut Rate Ticket Office