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In order to avoid delays, on account or personal absence, Jetters end all conimu nlcatlTis for The VIRGINIAN-PILOT should not be addressed to .my Individual connected with the ofllc-;. but simply to Tho VIRGINIAN AND PILOT PUB? LISHING COMPANY. SIXTEEN PAGES SUNDAY. FEBRUARY 19, 1*M>. THE NEWSPAPER DUTY. Tho great newspaper is the news? paper -which makes the best possible ?use of its space. Its first duty is to give n record of life. This we call news. But It must not stop here; it must give life as well as record it. By directing thought, by correcting judgment, by developing local and national spirit, by establishing truth, by giving inspiration for work, by introducing refining and educating influences it becomes the great character-builder of our modern civilization. Ninety-nine people rend newspapers for one person who reads books or magazines. These ninety-nine people must get their solid reading from newspapers or not get any. It is the newspaper's business, as -well as Its privilege, to take care of them educa? tionally. It is with a desire to per? form this duty to its readers that tho .Virginian-Pilot proposes to inaugurate a "Home Study Circle" In its columns, beginning Sunday, February 2Ctll. The co-operation of many of the best known educators and literary nnd scientific writers has been secured, and their work will be arranged into complete courses of study. The courses of the first term will em? brace live most interesting topics. 1. "Popular Studies in European His? tory;" C "Tile World's Great Commer? cial Products:" 3. "Governments of the "World of To-day," 4. "Popular Studies In Literature;" 5. "Tim World s Great Artists." For particulars as to writers nnd trcntment of subjects sec displayed a tin nu rice men Is. THE IMPERIAL GUN IS LOADED The people's heads air level They ari cool and calm, and not at all car? ried away with visions of imperial pomp and splendor. They are not seeking office, civil or military, nnd their judgments are not upset by yearn? ings for power, place nnd pelf. Not at all. They remember what they and their ancestors came here for. They remember that the imperial hand they Bought to eccnpe was laid heavily tip on them here, nnd that they had to fight a standing army for eight long years to establish freedom and inde? pendence. They charged King George III. with the design "to establish an ab? solute tyranny over these Stales," and in proof thereof, among many other grievances, they cited tho following: "He has kept among us, in linns of peace, standing armies, without the consent of our legislatures." "He has affected to lender the mil? itary independent of, and superior to, the civil power." "For quartering large bodies of arm? ed troops among us." "For protecting them, by a mock trial, from punishment, for any mur? ders which they should commit on tlie Inhabitants of these States." And in addition, we charged that British tyrant with "government by flat, or injunction," as: "For depriving us, in many cases, of trial by jury." And further, for doing In Canada what McKinley, or this Hanna admin? istration, is doing in the Philippines: "For abolishing the free system of English laws in a neighboring province, establishing therein an arbitrary gov? ernment, and enlarging its boundaries, SO AS TO RENDER IT AT ONCE AN EXAMPLE AND FIT INSTRUMENT FOR INTRODUCING?THE SAME ABSOLUTE RULE INTO THESE COLONIES." In the 2 amendment to the consti? tution of the United States, we em? bodied this great fact and right: "A well regulated militia, being ne? cessary to the security of a free State, tho tight of the people to keep and bear arm? shall not be Infringed." How necessary the militia was, and how inestimable is the right to keep and bear arms, we had learned in the Bevolution; more precious in self-tV - ! fence against our own government, or j home usurpations and tyrannies, than against foreign Invasions or Indian de? predations. In the body of our Federal constitu? tion, when we well understood our sit? uation and knew by experience what was best for us, we empowered Con? gress: "To provide for calling forth the Militia to execute the laws of the Union, suppress insurrections and re? pel invasions. "To provide for organizing, arming and disciplining the Militia, and for governing such part of them as may j be employed In the service of the United States, RESERVING TO THE STATES. RESPECTIVELY. THE AP? POINTMENT OP THE OFFICERS, ANO THE AUTHORITY OF TRAIN? ING THE MILITIA ACCORDING TO Till-: DISCIPLINE PROVIDED BY CONGRESS." Yet tile imperial and military mania has so over-powcred the mental and moral natures of Americans who have or desire military command, authority and emolument, that they lose their balance, renounce their patriotism and the glorious principles that made us free and have kept us so, that they meet in convention at Tampa, Fl irida, and pass resolutions that seem mad to an American who remembers how "hard, hard, indeed." as the first Pr< S Ident Harrison said, "was the tight for freedom and the struggle for Inde? pendence." This convention, practically, endorses Imperialism, demands a standing army, nnd asks, not that this standing army shall be the State Militia provided for and regulated by our Federal consti? tution, but that our militia shall be Incorporated with, made part of, and addeil to the regular army proposed by tho Hull bill, AND Aid. PLACED UNDER THE IMMEDIATE COM? MAND AND CONTROL of the Presi? dent of the United States.?though he himself be under the Immediate con? trol and command of Hanna. and he but an agent of the Money Trust! Did Gen. Charles J. Anderson, of Virginia, fully understand what he was d ting when he approved and reported the res? olutions passed at Tampa? That we are not misrepresenting the intent and scope of these resolutions (the hurried rush of free men to throw themselves at the foot of tyranny, to be Its tools and victims), some of Its expressions are here quoted (as prepared anil urged by Gen. Daniel Butterfleld, ol New York, and others): "Resolved. That THE VIEWS op Till-. CONVENTION WILL BEST 1:13 ACCOMPLISHED by the framing and presentation to the government of a project for legislative enactment which SHALL CAUSE I'O BE ENROLLED AND MADE PART OF THE NA? TIONAL MILITARY AND NAVAL FORCES OF Til E UNITED SPATES, the various organizations and bodies of national guard, State troops, militia and naval reserve as an enrolled re? serve force of (he United States. UN? DER THE ORDERS AND DIREC? TIONS OF THE PRESIDENT, both for instruction, preparation OR ANY EMERGENCY through their respective authorities." Oh, Americans, free men. patriots, aie we so eager for the yoke, that we must kneel and bow our necks to it'.' A MUTUAL BENEFIT BROTHER? HOOD. Tho Richmond Times nnd other organs of its school, assume that peo? ple don't want capital who protest against Its abuses, and that they must meekly submit to Iho dictations and outrages of capital, or starve, in the latter case, If capital makes that an ultimatum, tho people will not starve; the Times may he assured of that. We arc anxious, however, that the people - nil who are not millionaires?should not be driven to such straits. Wo ali? as anxious for the millionaires as for others, although tho former Hatter themselves Hint Ihey nre abundantly able to take care of themselves and theirs,?as they are in ordinary times; but If Ihey force an issue of despera? tion, none nre so Incapable of self defence?their very riches then bee lin? ing an Incumbrnncc nnd a fatal dis? tinction. Little did we think when this winter began what it would come lo; and so in political and other nffnlrs of life wc cannot foresee far; and then only the probabilities; excluding the possibilities with the impossible; al? though bitter experience lias taucht the French a proverb that we should pon? der: "It is the impossible that hap? pens" The most falal friends of any class of people are they who advise them to think and act as if they were omni? potent; or Hint they are nol dependent on other classes of the community: or that they can do as they please with? out regard to oth.-rs, no matter what their advantages or circumstances. If there is a single, clear and positive lesson inculcated by all reason, philo? sophy, religion, history nnd experience, it is that all classes of men, and all men, in any community, are Interde? pendent; not, perhaps, to-day. nor to? morrow; not, perhaps, In this, nor In that; but on the whole and in the long run there Is an Intimate co-rclatlon of rights and Interests that cannot he long or grossly disregarded without calam? ity for all. None escape ucuthlcss from these social or public catastro? phes. They involve all: the good and bad, the rich and poor, the lofty and the humble and obscure. Tho lesson should be kept constantly in mind, especially by all who seek to Intruct, admonish, or guide man? kind, or any grade of men. As sacred und profane wisdom has ul wnys taught, the body politic Is anal? ogous to the human body. All its mem? bers are necessary and useful, ami no part can suffer without all Buffering, though we may easily mistake the cause or scat of the ailment 6r dis? tress. Tho mistake docs not alter or lessen the fact, though it is sure to aggravate the evil. Yet the grossest mistake <>f all. oven more gross than that which exalts wealth and power above the obligations and duties they actually imp ?80 on their possessors, is that of the "lew b r" in all persons, possessions und things. Men differ, and must differ, In magni? tude, spill re, power and glory, as the stars and planets do. Yet even the stars stand or fall together, and ew ry onc has to respect the orbit of the others, or there will be a universal crash throughout all space. Before the Inws that govern them, all the stars of heaven are equal; and so men are equal, though differing in all other conditions and circumstances. One man Is lapped In luxury; another is guttered in hardship from his birth; but before God and Justice they arc brothers and should so regard each other?not one any more than tl;< other; and in their mutual respect and regard is the only llnal solution of nil tlto problems of life; not In hit '. <>m lempt and strife?each trying t<> g> t the better of the other, but liut'i intent oh mutual elevation and happiness. Con? tent, self-respect, conscious integrity, however, is not In circuinhliimtes, but In the man; and wltiir.nl these, ito cir? cumstances <an deliver him from the devils cast into him of old. HERE IS YOUR CHANCE! Natur illy enough, the press Is much interested in load-pencils, for with them most of its daily writing is done. Some time ago the VI K< 11N! A N -1MI ,UT si rl ously lamented that while there w< re -: ? many of these pencils manufactured, so very few were good;?most of them be? ing really worse than useless. It is not only a waste of money to buy nine tenths of those thai arc usually I; p. on stile, but it is sheer waste of labor to attempt to cut and sharpen th in Into service, and a bitter vex.it ion of spirit to use them. There are only two or three kinds of lead-pencils on the American market that are worth picking up in the Btr ??;. and even among these the failures ex? ceed the successes. This is to be ex? pected; for though it sc. nis to b ? a very simple and easy matter to make a lead-pencil, nothing is more iiitii ult than to make a perfect "tie. or one that will do good work. I; consists only of two materials: a central shaft of plum? bago (commonly called "black h ad"), enclosed in a sheathing of wo id. But to get tile right wood and the right, plumbago, and then place them together, safely and properly glued or cemented, depends on many contingen? cies. The plumbago may be too hard, or too soft, too brittle,1 or too tough; ton faint in marking, or too full of sharp points that scratch anil cut the paper, and turn the edge of the sharp? ener or knife, with other defects; while the wood. Whether of cedar, juniper, cypress, soft pine, poplar, maple, or other soft, hut closo.-grnlned wood, Is often subject to like fault;:, v, t with "due care illHI |H'(l|lttT Illllchincry, il good pencil might be as certain a product as any other, and a bad one the exception. There ate Inexhaustible quantities ? f suitable woods almost in sight of this city, or near at hand, ami mn- two prin? cipal railways, the Chesapeake ami Ohio and the Norfolk and West rn, connect us directly with unlimited de? posits of carbon, graphite and plumba? go. Immense quantities of coal at ? de? livered here daily, and Ihe bist min >i il for black lead pencils can be dcllvci i on demand here. In any quantity. ?Thin is one?of_Uie so-called "small manufactures;" yet vast fnctories mid large capital arc employed In It. Hin i' Is a small manufacture, nqt only be? cause its products taken singly are small, but because to cuter upon it and conduct, i'. successfully really requ r no vast factory nor great capital. The best suitable material, tho best adapted machinery. With care and skill, can en? ter hopefully on the production, not? withstanding the huge establishments already engaged in the business. Whj shall not Norfolk utilise her advantages In tills manufacture? it Is precisely one of those enterprises where there is "always room at the head." There arc so few good lead-pencils at a low price ?perfectly reliable?that whoso pro? duces a pencil that can be used, a: a fair price .will make fame and for? tune. ______________ BISHOP POTTER'S POSITION. Certain utterances attributed to Bish? op Potter, the distinguished Episcopal prolate of New York, have awakened widespread interest and discussion, par? ticularly in this country, because Ihcj were construed as an argument in fa? vor of the saloon as necessary t ? Ihe comfort of the poor man. lie was cen? sured for a radical departure from tie teachings of ids lifetime, and finally driven into nn explanation through tin press. Wo never understood Bishop Pottei am expressing any opinion as to th "dram-shop." What ho really ndvl catod was coffee-carts, coffee-wagons, coffee-houses and the like, something answering to tho snloou?I. e., places of Inexpcn&lvo and harmless recreation and refreshments, lie added that until these are provided the Injuries resulting rrom tile saloon would continue. Said he: The saloon may be driven to cover, but it cannot be abolished. What we need is something better, something wholesome, harmless, uudeflled, unde? nting f> take its pl.iee. and expulsion by substitution. Legislation has failed to d<> this ami Prohibition has failed. Denunciation has failed. It is a case tor Christian capital, wisely employed, as the ease of tho Liverpool coffee houses has shown. As a practical Illustration of his Idea, Bishop Potter asked for $15,000 with which to open a coffee house in Now York. The money was supplied and the resort was a most gratifying su< . ess from the opening day. A sec? ond contribution of like amount was so? licited and quickly made and a second COffcO bouse will be opened in a few days. The Bishop says Its success is assured. It may bo that Bishop Potter has found the only available solution of the saloon problem. At least many people will agree with hint that Christian phil? anthropy which condoms the use of alcoholic liquors as a beverage, Should come to the rescue of the poor by pro vid tig them with the means of rational enjoyment, and immunity from tempta? tion to extravagance , and inebriety. Cofl.houses are both common nnd successful in many of the European cities, and Bishop Potter Is demonstrat? ing that there is room for them in American cities. Why is there no School of Living? Why, from all the examples furnished by successful men. in all callings and ( ntcrpriscs, Is not a Science of Success di du ed.- an Art of Advancement, a System of Gotling-on, ptcparcd? Wc have Indeed seen various, rules of life, ways lo fortune, and roads to riches and renown; but all of them, like the ??Simple Bills of Pare" for a country home, furnished by your newspapers, are characterized by requiring some In? gredient or accessory quite as impos? sible, under the circumstances, jus a I toe's ci4g, or young Phoenixes, or a roast from tho tail of the sea-serpent, or tho tongue of a dragon, or some? thing of that sort, stewed In hen's milk. A rational course to learn this or that is ma lacking; charts of travel, to reach Timbuctoo, or lite Poles, arc numerous enough; and how to make? shoes can be cosily learned; but how to succeed as :i cobbler, merchant, lawyer, &c, has yet to be formulated, except one ptec. pt, which in all existing plans amount to, "i!>> In nnd win!" That is brief and to the point; and it would be quite ? lieering and che- rful, It it only told you how t<> win,?a point which all schemes of life carefully avoid, by vague generalities and empty common? places. What is demanded is a plain system by which one can come walking bare? foot to town, with one nickel in poek<H, nnd before reaching 40 years of age, become a millionaire and Mayor; or a railroad king; or President of the Uni? ted States, or of a Trust. Tie re is plenty of material; yet we fear that any honest philosopher, after a thorough sillily of all examples and Illustrations, would have to declare that "Honesty is not the best policy?unless you are caught!" Tlie McEn< ry Philippine resolution, passed i>y tit ? s nnle, was i r ibably pre? pared by a Dodge Commission. See v.iiat comes of annexing the heat of the East: doWn comes tho cold of tho North to preserve the balance by refrigeru: ion! I If wo can .believe atl we he.ir, the pencil crop of IS99 was nipped in the bud, cropped in the kernel, "died a burning," and so u.ib uly's v. rnclty cm he impeached about the fruit this year. What we need is an easily operated cold compressor, t" store away such weather as we have had in February for July and Angus:, in quantities to suit. Ice is to., heavy ami expensive. A more compressed form is required. Can't a l"ii of cold in Ice or snow bo , t dm i d to the dim tusiOns of a cubic Those darin:: and enterprising gCUtle ; men, wie? have be. n s>> zealously seek ; |ng the North Pole for many years, ; have saved a deal of money, life ] and trouble, if they had only foreseen . that the Pole was coming down lo see : '. ::i at th tlr hone s in I$99. It has been its far Spiith as Virginia, as everybody in the State can prove by evidences I on his premises. This weather at once creates a de? mand for longer thermometer, with an otlb r station below zero. Zero did very well as long as we could say the tem? perature was so many degrees above it: bat how that the weather has fallen off Z< : I, ami has an habitual Inclination to plunge out o;' sight Into the bulb at the bottom, the thermometer must have greater length, more degrees, and n rest below zero, somewhere outside of t'tie bulb. A communication in the Richmond Dispatch from a resident of Canada, il? lustrates very clearly how (lie hardship of the present vlrgorous winter In Vir? ginia consists chiefly in our unprepared condition fur any such weather. The temperature was as mihi as usual until the last of January, when this hard spell set in. suddenly ami unexpectedly, and has continued ever since without much, if any. relaxation or intermis? sion. Itccent winters. Indeed, had .(aught hfl our mistake in building ehtclly for sum THE ART OF LIVING mer, and making- little preparation for winter; but hereafter, taught by this severe lesson, we shall preparo ? for severe winters, whether they come or not; and If they come we shall be pre? pared to enjoy them and take advan? tage of them, as the Canadians do. Little Elsie had listened very atten? tively to her elders, gathered about the lire-place, as they spoke pityingly of the poor folks and poor birds suffering so much cold. Pondering awhile, she asked Tom, in a whisper: "Why don't the birds make a Are in the woods, and warm by it?" "They haven't got any matches," promptly responded Tom, solemnly, "to kindle a lire with." Soon after, Elsie was found out-doors, up to her knees in the snow, throwing something to the snow-birds. "Come In, child," said her father. "Let others Teed tho birds." "1 alnt feed In' 'em,"?sald Elsie, dis? dainfully. "I'm 'strlbutln' matches for 'em to kindle llrcs wlf." "Come In!" sharply commanded her father. "1 tan't," cried Elsie, "it makes me BO sick to be by the lire and the poor little birds out in tho cold'." PEOPLE'S FORUM, NnTR? The People's Forum being freely open to all parties, classes, per? sons, views and capacities, the, Vir glnian-Pilot is responsible for none of tlie statements nor opinions ex presscd therein, nor for the stylo in which they are set forth. The Ignorant and uneducated shall be heard hero equally with the learned. MY SWEETHEART'S KING OF THE QOWUII YS. My sweetheart's king of the cowboys gay, A Jolly, dashing rover; IIp'll leap a ten-foot stack of hay Across a Held of clover. To see that fellow ride and twitch, Would set you in a flutter; 'Twould make your very soul unhitch To see him skip a gutter. He's the king of the cowboys?yes, A handsome, gay rough-rider; He'd take an Indian's scalp, I guess, Quicker than you'd say cider. Tiie boys got scared when lie looks black; His frown would make you dizzy; Hut laws I'm not afraid of. Jack, For I'm Iiis darling Lizzy. You ought, to hear him making love! Of course lie's rather frisky; And swears by all the stairs above He l?ves me better than whiskey. He swears by that, and then by this. Till my heart gets topsy-turvy; And then he'll wind up with a kiss, For Jack is dreaful nervy. He says, when this old war Is done, And things about get settled. When we have fought and killed and won. And got old Spain wdi nettled, We're going out West to settle down; I'm just his sweetheart, now boys; Hut I'll be queen of th.nur, ry 'round, For Jack's the king of the cowbovs. ?HELENA A. PFEIL. Klim A.MI <:i'i \io.VN or i n i: I'It K.ss. Till" Si IUTHERN V' ITE. Atlanta Journal. There seems to be an organized ef? fort to reduce the represcntatli a of the Southern siat.-s in ib.- hext Republican National Convention. For years past complaint has been made that Hu- Sinth? ern States, which rarely cast an electo? ral vote for a Republican candidate, have undue powei in naming the Re? publican Presidential ticket. Rlaine lost tin- nomination In 1876 be? cause thi- Southern vote was ninthly against him. John Sherman has often said that he would have been nomi? nated in INS*, if Atger had not scooped "ills darkey delegates." Several times it has been proposed to moke ihe basis of representation in Re? publican National Conventions the parly vote th cn< h Stale at the last i'n sldentinl cli ctton, so as to cut down the artificial strength of tin- Southern delegations, hnd there will probably be a sharp contest over this matter when the committee makes its preparations for I he next convention. Tiie New York I'res.-- urges that a change of some sort in" made that will put the Southern vote at Iis proper quantity, it protests against "the quadrennial spectni !?? of Texas and Georgia entering a Republican conven? tion on equal terms with Massachu? setts and Iowa." Tin- Press adds that "the events of Mr. McKlnley's term arc (??il Important to allow either Ills re nomination or tie- nppnsitoin thereto to I depend upon any such factitious qunn , iiiy as th.- votes of the Southern dele gu oil in ihe convention of 1900. I * * * The Presl lout's mends doubt? less expect, and have -rood reasons to do so. that he will be rcnninlnnted by acclamation. If their faith is sincere, liny cnnnol do belter, since they con? trol tie- National Committee, than j prove the spontaneity of that ncclama I lion by setting this reform at once ill 11 a In." We think it pretty certain that Ihe Republicans of the South will find it hard t.. hold th ir former rights in Hie m xt Republican National Convention. I.IFF AT TIIE WALDORF-ASTORIA. St. Lotils Mirror. Tie Waldorf-Astoria is the great tem? ple of Mammon. You go in there at any time and tin- only iliings you hear about uro millions. You see million? aires ... all sorts, fat Blld lean, young and old. You hear them at the bar or gatle r. d around tables talking of ?'margins" and of trusts and of mil? lions. I 'Ill ing the Week before last, at one lime. Mr. Roldt, the proprietor, said that (here was a trust in process of for? mal: n upon c\ cry floor of the building, and it was pretty nearly true. The wire manufacturers, street car magnates, tin plate barons and all the rest Of them were on hand. They were in session nil night and all day. They seem to live up..a whiskey. They sent telegrams In num. table in all sorts of ciphers. They darted into and out of auto-moblles and cabs and carriages. Most of them looki il t;s if they were drawn through knot hob s. Accompanying .these mil? lionaire i onsolldators were a number of Hie great lawyers from all over the country. Hanging around the corridors wore "slick" fellows you could tell at a glance were brokers looking for tips, and darting on' now and then to tele? graph Or telephone some piece of infor mntlon lo their friends in Hie markets of the various cities. There were lots of Congressmen in the place, too, keep? ing their eyes on the strength of the "tips" ??!' their friends in the consolt da.tliiB committees. Everybody seems. around the Waldorf, at least, to bo money-mad. The bell boys won't look ut a tip of less than a dollar. In the cafe an egg costB as much as a square meal. Cigars, at $1 apiece, are quite the ordinary thing. You can spend it month's salary on a dinner for four, and wine at $15 per bottle is not nt all exorbitant. The place Is crowded all tho time by the wealthier visitors to Manhattan from all over the world. You are told In awe-lnspliing whispers that there nro suites of rooms costing $250 per day. You are shown the Bate which at this very minute holds $7, 000.000 worth of valuables belonging to guests. And you will see millionaires eating with their knives nnd you'll bear dowagers telling their friends 'I don? It" and "I Been her." Money, money, money! The continual elevation of it is nauseating. There is something sor? did in all the Waldorf-Astoria splendor. You feel llko you are living In a world of pawnbrokers. The atmosphere of tho Waldorf-Astoria Is reeking with vulgarity and all unhealthlnes.t. All dhose millionaires are nothing, after all. but a horde of gamblers. And the wo? men, so far as one sees them, seem to be oppressed by their wealth. You are attracted, of course, by the stylo and taste displayed of an evening in the great eafe. but you feel that there Is more in life for the people you w.ll see at Morello's or Moquln'a dining to the music of the rather rickety Hunga? rian bands. THE ATtMY CANTEEN. Army and Navy .Tournal. The eanteen in the army Is tho growth of centuries. It Is tho outgrowth of ages of military experience. It Is a device for preventing drunkenness amimg soldiers, adopted In prcfernce to the method of punishing for drunk? enness. In our nrmy the canteen is conducted under very strict regulations. The post commandant Is held r >n siblo for tho enforcement of the regu? lations. Ho Is assisteil by "a canto.mi council" composed of three officers, one of wlmm Is in immediate charge of the canteen, it Is also under Immediate su? pervision of the "oflloor of the day." All articles disposed of nt the canteen arc sold at a bare advance upon the origi? nal cost. Tho profits kro to tho crodll of the organizations at the post . This money is expended by the company commanders in tho purchase of luxu? ries, like bulter. milk, eggs, game, cheese, etc., not found on the regular bill of fare. Every canteen Is a sorl of club whereat the men may resort to read, to sing, to play games that arc not gambling games. t.> renale them? selves between meals with lieht lun? cheons. The regulations prohibit the sab> of nnythlng of an alcoholic nature, except beer. Intoxication Is not per? mitted ami neither Is the sale of beer to anyone who might be Intoxicated, Such Is the eanteen as It is described, seml-ofllcially nnd authoritatively, by the Army and Navy Journal. PUBLIC MEN AND PUBLIC JOUR NA ES. Address of st. Clair McKelway heroic the American Publishers' Association: There is one tiling that a bad news? paper cannot hurt, and that Is a sane, brave and honest public man. And even a g.I newspaper cannot carry too long public respect a public demagogue trickster or coward. A party may have such a swing for a While thai It can succeed with unlit Incapable or unwor? thy men, but It reaps a harvest of dis? aster and of disrepute from ail seed .>f error. Every administration is a tree. Every tree bringcth forth fruit nfter Us kind. Just as true It is thai a patty afraid newspaper neither has the re? spect of leaders nor the support of fol? low, rs. Both the facts ju.-t stated show that newspapers should require public men to stand by their own weight or to fall by lack of it and pub? lic men should require newspapers to do the same thing. How many news? paper men have written messages for mayoral or gubernatorial numbskulls, or speeches for legislative, congression? al or plutocratic ruffians or hoodies! And how many newspaper men are proud of that form of brain counter? feiting and of making others' reputa? tion on false pretenses? Said Bacon: "He who has power over my subsistence has power over my will." The public man who subsists on or who only strives for press applause is helpless with It?for people see through him -and miserable without it, for he can only enjoy husks and can reckon on no other diet. The public journal that subsists on or exists for public plunder is a mendicant, a syo phnnt und a compulsory coward, Only those who compel press consideration by deserving it. either by character or ability, or both, are worthy of consider? ation as public men. Only those news? papers that make and keep a solvency in themselves and by themselves are worthy of consideration us public Jour? nals. Government may be an advertiser in them like any other customer that has mailers to make known, but the renting of business space should carry with it no mortgage on conscience or on brain. There may bo a dispute over the permanence <>r power of the Inde? pendent newspaper. 1 am loo commit? ted to the principle to indulge the re? flected egotism of advocating it lure. But there can hardly be a doubt about the lamentable and even pitiable plight of the dependent newspaper. It must mask the. fact of shivery behind the prentense of authority. It must con? ceal the condition of beggarhood behind th,. front of nraclchood. It is of all things the most unfortunate. A man might conceivably sell his manual labor even for life t<> a heartless creditor 6r deliver his heirlooms to an enforcing robber or buy his peace from a soulless blackmailer, but that he should con? tract out his conscience and his brain under circumstances which make him Infidel to honor, vacant of real Influence and barren of moral self respect should be unthinkable. For those whose per? sonal or domestic necessities b ad them t.. think that they must do that charity is taxed to the extreme. 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