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?BY the:?" ? [VIRGINIAN AND PILOT PUBLISHING; COMPANY._ NORFOLK mm AND DAILY PILOT. (Consolidated. March, 1538.) Entered at tho Poatofllce at Norfolk, Ya., an second-class matter._ OFFICE): PILOT BUILDING, CITY HALL AVENUE), norfolk. va._ officers: A. H. Grandy. President; W. 8. Wilk? inson, Treaaurer; James E. Allen, .Secre? tary. BOARD OF DIRECTORS: A. H. Grandy. L. D. Starke. Jr.; T. W. Bholton. R. W. Bhultlce, W. S. Wilkinson. James. ej. Allen, D. F. Donovan. TBREE CENTS PERCOPT. subscription rates: Ths VIROINIAN-PILOT Is delivered to I subscribers by carriers In Norfolk and vicinity. Portsmouth, Berkley Suffolk, ?West Norfolk. Newport News, for 10 con Is par week payable to tne carrier. 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In order to avoid delays, on account of personal absence, letters nnd all coinnnt nlcatlons for The VIRGINIAN-PILOT should not be addressed to any Individual connected with tho ofllcc. but simply, to The. VIRGINIAN AND PILOT PUB? LISHING COMPANY._ TWELVE PAGES SATURDAY. OCTOBER 21. ISSO, THE CHOSEN MAN. If the machine nominates a candi? date, It Is generally for how much he can put up, or have put up III his he half, either for nomination or election. If the people of the party nominate him, It is because they believe him to be brave and reliable, able, and have confidence that his personal character and "winning waya" will secure suc? cess. Of couirse, "the cause," or plat? form, decides* some for or against the man, and other considerations enter more or less Into the matter; but on one or the other the llrat named grounds every candidate is nominated, according as he Is chosen by will of the party officials, leaders and bosses, or by the voters w?io have no axes to grind. The latter may not be the ablest man, nor the strongest, nor the best; but If he be preferred by the people he is the right man, though he be defeated; for If the people do not nominate their choice, they coal have no choice, as they must vote, in any event, for someone in whose selection they have no voice at all. It Is for this .reason that Mr. Bryan should be nominated again for Presi? dent next year: hn I? the choice of the people. It Is for this reason that ho will be nominated next year: he Is the choice of the people; and that so plain? ly and strongly that none dare defy or mistake that choice. Principle and ex? pediency, too, we think, reinforce the popular choice. He i? the right man In the right place, until he attains the more deserved nnd suitable place, the actual Presidency of the United Staltt>. No man, since Jefferson, has been more Democratic in principle, practice and manncra; no man more honest; few so able or eloquent; none more true nnd I brave; nnd the people trust him as the1 champion of the rights of man w'lth an enthusiasm never surpassed nnd a de? votion never equalled. That he is not the candidate or Uio politicians is to his credit, as the politicians, led by Cleve? land nnd his set, had bartered Democ? racy for place and pelf and betrayed the people to the spoilers. With Bryan, we shall as a people have more power, more liberty, more rights nnd Interests, more money, more prosperity and hap? piness, more peace and more purity and patriotism! JUST THINK SO, AND IT IS. Here are examples of (he contradic? tions of life: Little Ilattle Leach, say? ing that It was less painful to drown ?than to burn to death, persuaded her father to Jump overboard with her from the burning steamboat Nutmeg State, nnd both were saved; per contra Mr. Mather and his wife hud several little girls and a baby on the boat,and but fori Mrs. Mather, he would have jumped ovorbonrd with the baby, t.-> gave It. All remained aboard until taken oft'l safely by another boat. McKinley is working the old nag out West, In his own behalf, to the best ot his ability, and In the far East, with Otis, the is playing the same game with the stars and stripes; but he endeavors to lift his base among the star's, while' he applies tho stripes to the Filipinos. It In noticed, however, that neither In nor any of his tooters seem to know nl our Declaration of Independence, olthei With respect to Us grand and glorious principles, ot its recitaJ of wrongs that he Ja Imitating on the Island of Lu? zon. Let ua hope, at uriy rate, that our Bill KcKJnJey I? billed for his first nnd hut Presidential perf<nTO-anc?a now. A. REPUBLICAN OUTLOOK. article In the current "Forum" by Senator J. C. Burrows, of Michigan, is of special Interest to politicians of both sides because in it his apparent drift Is to'show, that let the State elections so as they may this fall, they will not affect the result of 1 the Presidential eleotlon next year. Sometime ago the Senator, In an interview, expressed strong1 apprehension of Republican suc? cess in 1900 unless a speedy change took place In our military operations and prospects for the better; and that is now recalled In connection with the Forum article, especially by Republi? cans who resent and repudiate the Sen? ator's views, n3 concurring with the latter In presaging a Republican nation, al defeat In the next general election. One paper remarks: "Evidently, the gentleman from Michigan has prepared himself for the worst." A writer in the N. T. Tribune, commenting on that, says: "Presumptively, In other words, Sen? ator Burrows believes privately that the fnll elections will go against the Republicans, and is endeavoring to make the anticipated fall as easy as possible." To'sustaln wliat scorns to be his pes? simistic conclusions.or suggest ions.from his Republican standpoint, the Senatof apparently regards the Philippine sit? uation ns very unfortunate for his party and the administration, drawing something of a parallel between the disastrous days to the Union cause in 1S62 and the present; but though every? thing, military nnd political, went dead against Republican hopes In the bat? tles and elections of 1SG2, the Republi? cans won a groat victory in the Pres? idential election of 1SB4, having had a change on the battlefield and at the polls. But a Republican, dissenting from Mr. Burrows through the Tribune, says: "The influences which may defeat the Republicans now will continue to oper? ate with greater or less force in the Presidential contest. Our tenure will certainly be greatly endangered if we lose Maryland, Ohio, Kentucky anil Ne? braska, notwithstanding Senator Bur? rows' optimism. 1 fully trust in God, but also believe In keeping my powder dry. We must win this year if we may be sun; of next." That so prominent and able a Bc ptlbllcan ns the Senator front Michigan Is alarmed at the outlook, certainly goes far to conllrm our own strong hopes; und we are not surprised that the press and politicians of Ills party unite to condemn Mr. Burrows and his views.?some even going so far as lo say that lie In Iiis interview anil article Is avenging himself on the administra? tion and McKinley for Algor's supposed adverse labors against him in concert with Pingree?all being front Michigan. This may have some likelihood. Yet in the same degree that the Senator's out? givings may dlsticnrten and enrage Re? publicans, in the same degree they should delight and encourage Demo? crats. And certainly Democratic prog? nostications for this fall and next year arc greatly strengthened by Mr. Bur? rows' seeming concurrence. Professor George n. ITerron, professor of applied Christianity*In town t'oliegc, announces what he evidently considers anew and great discovery, lie says: "Evil is, only because wo think that It Is. It has no reality beyond our be? lief in it; no power, stive such ns our belief invests it with. Evil exacts tri? bute because we are stupid enough to ciime to terms with it. The devil exists because we unconsciously worship him as th(. real power, when we think wo are worshipping God. We have strife, competition .'11111 struggle because we believe in strife, competition and sirug Ble. We have the palace beside the! j sweatshop, tin? wretched tenement be? hind the church, the monstrous lobby I In the legislative hall, the swarms of political und commercial parasites on the si.eial body, &c. &c; but there Is no evil but our belief in evil." That Is a very comfortable doctrine, especially when he adds: "The world will finally become Just what you make it by your faith." Of course, pessimism Is nil wrong, and optimism is the true faith which creates heaven whenever and wherever we will. The logical re? sult is that nothing exists except mind and Its conceptions. If Prof. Hcrron means I hat, his notion is not only n very ancient one, but a very foolish one, as material hard facts can readily make him confess: and, moreover, it is a palpable infringement of Mrs. Eddy's system of faith-cure for the sick, sore, halt, lame, blind, &-c, nd adapting it lo sin. Ate. But Christ never taught that sin and evil, nor pain nnd sickness were unreal or imaginary; on the con? trary, indeed. Shakespeare tells us that we cannot coo] ourselves "by thinking of the frosty Caucasus,'1 or words to that effect; and one will do better to nil himself with the cast wind than lo dine with Duke Humphrey at an imaginary feast. If Prof. ITerron merely holds that good and evil exist only because we believe that they do, or that one or the other does. It Is the highest wisdom lo know no evil, to suspect none, fear none, guard against none ami accept it all; hut we fear the Professor will hardly put up Ihc cash to cover all damages, or bo able to organize an insurance company to take his risks and those of others. And really, will i!;.. Professor meekly, thankfully and joyfully submit to he robbed and beaten on his theory that ho bus only (o think nil exper? iences are delightful? McJvlnloy is talking wildly out West, but with n method in hi.-- ninduoss thai convicts of being ready to 1I1 or say '?anything to win." The man who al? lowed nnd approved the censorship of Otis. In not apt to sacrillcc anything for truth In his own political concerns,? Ihiit Is certain; nnd it may he taken tor granted that lie will 11c "with as liberal a charter as. the wind, to blow on whom he pleases." BANK NOTE DESPOTISM. That Is what Mr. W. J. Bryan calls it; and yet. like a spoiled child. It Is .Impatient under restraint, and is crying for more?more liberty, more favors. The National Bank Note Is prepared by our governmental Treasury Depart? ment and then Issued to the banks at bare cost of material and work, at a rnte of interest, or tax, p'er year, of one-half of one oer cent. Otherwise the note is furnished the banks free; for though these fiduciaries deposit U. S. bonds in , the. Treasury to secure their bank note circulation, they draw tho full Interest accruing on these bonds, and are . lent, or given, notes from the Treasury, on the terms al? ready described, to the amount of 90 per cent, of the par value of the de? posited securities?-the bank notes be? ing guaranteed ' by government, nnd redeemed by it, if necessary. The terms to the banks seem to be very favorable and extraordinary; and the simple people who have to' bay these same banks on these same notes, at 'from 6 to 12 per cent, a yenr on the best gllt-cdged securities are somewhat puzzled at objections to a scheme which appears so profitable to the banks, no matter how costly it Is to the people. But, see, the Treasury, although it does pay full inlerest on the bonds de? posited and advances to the banks 90 per cent, of the sum of tho deposits in guaranteed notes, holds on to the bonds until It and tho banks have a settle? ment;?and the banks know a game worth two of that to them, if they be allowed to play it; for though they are openly asking to be authorized to draw and issue bank notes to the full amount of their deposited bonds, they are steadily scheming to obtain free and unlimited privilege to make, issue, lend nnd circula te. their own notes, unse? cured by bonds or anything else; and based wholly on credit. I A wild cat scheme truly! But ns these banks have long since deprived 'the State Banks of all issues, and have I largely shown the Treasury issues, it only remains for them to complete their entire and monstrous monopoly of all paper and credit-money by requiring a faithless, fraudulent and servile Con gross to further contract our lnsufllclcnl currency by robbing us of all our Treas? ury notes by withdrawing and cancel? ing them, by melting down 'our silver dollars to bullion or to subsidiary coin, and leave the banks monarchs of all they survey?holding, controling and owning all paper-money, nnd will) no competing money or legal tender, except utu'irculating and too costly gold; the people utterly at the mercy of the money mongers. The despotism, now bad enough, will then be comnlcte; and 'if Congress do not pass the necessary acts the ap? proaching winter, wo shall have them, with additions, if McKinley, Hanna and their money-crew succeed again next year in defrauding the people. No pos? sible prosperity can stand so great a depletion from every vein. The hend swells and the body dwindles. Millions multiply and increase; the dollar, like tho dodo, is becoming extinct- Labor is starving at its task, and production beholds its wealth amassed and trans? ported Into other pockets by a wireless telegrnphy. CALIGULA AND HIS HORSE. Caligula was one of the most cruel, profligate and infamous of the worst Roninn emperors, and he Is described ns a monster; yet he was but the natural product of unlimited wealth and power, coupled with unbridled licentiousness and accustomed to Impunity. He was assassinated at last; but his life Is an example of how much tyrants may ven ture to do. when the people form a habit of obedience and submission. He perpetrated numberless enormities, many of them unspeakable; but among his lighter offences, he made his favor? ite horse a consul, then a high nnd honorable officer of Home; and well would it have been if the horse, Instead of Caligula, had been Emperor. Wc are apt to think It an absurd and preposterous freak of madness that a horse should be made an officer of dig? nity and Importance; but a little chise observation reveals that to-day, anil among ourselves, one of the most com? mon Incidents is to see asses elevated lo high positions, where their bray is beard with much admiration bv their kin and kind. Nor need we be sur eprlsod if we yet have Cnligulns equine Senators and asinine public functiona? ries everywhere in oiflcc. We have only to submit, and we may expect every abuse and every imposition. The McKinley war demands McKin? ley patriotism, ami the President and his Cabinet are preaching it like a syndicate of revivalists. "None genuine, unless branded 'McKinley' and certified by Mark llanrr.i." The Presidential par? ty, it appears from McKlnley's slip up as to the dicker with Spain for the Philippines, and Long's inlsfll allusion to Santiago ami Sampson, will have to )>e enrofuily censored, or be severely censured, beyond Minneapolis, Patriot? ism, uneensored nnd un-Otlscd, of the McKinley, is no| relished in the West when It robs Schley to reward Samp? son. Judging from our exchanges, the world, in th. se days, has no "God of Battles." Even the religious press, if they claim thai there l<- One, seem to regard Him as neutral. But there la much li\< !y betting on the side which has tlie mo?! ami best artillery, the most men and money, and who con? trives lo put these. In time, "where they will it > tlie most good,"?that Is to say, the most harm to tiie enemy. Neverthe? less, it has been said,?und there nre wise and good men who believe it, that "the battle is not always to the strong, nor the race to the swift." In the death of Hon. John T. Har? ris, of Harrisonburg, Virginia loses an ablo lawyer, n staunch patriot, and a very popular citizen, who wn3 a* power on the stump in his earlier years with the people. Judge Harris (as he wjis better known) was in times past a fa? miliar figure in Washington, as he was on the hustings in all Virginia elections for many years, nnd was greatly respected, ns he is much re? gretted. He served his State diligently, and lie will be long remembered as a faithful Virginian and a good man. There are some Democrats so addict? ed to opposition to any any everything that if the Republican party should embrace the Christian religion, they would Immediately become unti-Chrls tlans. ? Memphis Commercial-Appeal la* Dem.). Oh. but know, you might as well say that if the Republicans turn Democrats, the Democrats will turn Republicans: or is it expected that they will become angels? The general Impression is that it was a mean tiling in the English not to let the Roers know it. ?until the last inorient. that they intended to fully unmuzzle Redvers Duller, and turn him loose on them, unrestrained. Wu think we hear htm, ull the way from Africa: "Hold me, ChahibeiTriln! you know my tern per I" Americans who have lost their Amer? icanism arc but as salt that hits lost I its savor?"thenceforth good for no? thing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men." MIT? AM' ?l'I.MO.VS. (Danville Register.) Mr. Sterling Morton's expose of Mr. Bryan's avarice Is not serving to di? minish the crowds that have docked to hear the great Nebraskan in Kentucky. It looks like a case of the ant and the elephant. (Wilmington. N. C, Star.) It Is said that VIcc-Presldent Ho bart's health is such that he will not be a candidate for re-homlnntloni That was expected. Mr. Roosevelt's health Is Jam up. (Petersburg Progress.) Rear Admiral Sampson reiterates hie charges that General Shatter was ig? norant of the situation Ih Cuba, be? cause of lack of proper education, and that it was Captain Chadwick, of the New York, who brought about the sur? render of Santiago. It will be remem? bered that Shatter, at the time, inti? mated that Sampson was a coward be? cause lie refused to take his ships Into :he harbor of Santiago. Perhaps both are right. tThc Suffolk Herald.) The proposition of n syndicate, with New York and other foreign capitalists at its back, to buy the Virginia oystei grounds throughout the water of the Commonwealth will hardly prevail. Virginians will never agree to such a proposition. The oyster industry is not only giving employment to thousands of our citizens, but the present system of taxation on private lands !s paying the State handsomely, ami the revenue win increase each year by this method, which seems satisfactory to till con? cerned. (St. I.ouis Republic.) Mr. Bryan is undoubtedly logical in the reasoning which led him to decline signing a petition to President McKin? ley asking that the United States Gov? ernment use Its good nfllccs In bring? ing about n peaceful settlement of the Transvaal difficulty. "While I think," said Mr. Bryan, "that this Government should use it?, good ofllccis to prevent war between England and the Boers, yet I do im; care to join in n petition to the Pres- [ idenl on this subject, our refusal to] recognize the right of the Filipinos self-government will embarrass us if] we express sympathy with those Inj other lands who are struggling to fol? low the doctrines sei forth in the Dec-! laratlon of Independence." / But Cures that Stand the Test of Time. FOP. YEARS I BUFFERED ft It PAT I A" WITH CATARRH OP TMP. NOSE AND Til BOAT. I was all the lime hawking and spitting. I CAUGHT C'OI.D SO OP TF..V AND SO EASY that I was alarmed at my condition fur fear It might lead to consumption. Often when I caught cold it made me so sick I had to Ic/iack off from work for several days. HAVING KNOWN DFt. PHt 13 Y FOR ? OT. 10 YEARS and having great confidence In him. I placed myself under h's treatment and WAS CUBED. DURING TUP IS MONTHS OR LONGER THAT HAVE j ELAPSED SINCE HE TREATED ME THERE HAS BEEN NO RETURN OP ANY OP THE CATARR1IAL SYMP? TOMS AT ALL. Irfist winter Is in fact the only winter 1 can remember during which 1 bad no col ls or other symptoms of catarrh. JAMES ABBOTT, Near Methodist Church. Lambert's Point. Has offices 1 nnd 2 No. 311 Main strcel Norfolk, Vr.. Specialties: Catarrh and al! diseases of Eye. Ear, Nose. Throat. Cliost and Stomach. Hours. D a. m._ to J2:30 p. in.: 2 p. m. to 6:20 p. m. Sunday Hours, 10:30 a. m. to 12:30 p. m. Tuesday night and Thursday night, 7:30 p. in. to S p. m. Consultation always free. Medicines rurnished. Terms always moderate. Eyes examined'for classes free of cbarg?, ? ' ... y ? ?". ? ? ovt: ... ?? Over ail others. > No Faith Necessary. l'irttw gives trite reputation. THEY POSITIVELY CURE Rheumatism, Kidney Troublo, Coughs, Dyspepsia, CloccI, Ca tarrh. Asthma, Hoart, Livor, Diarrhoea, Crippo, Coneral De? bility, Malaria, Neuralgia. 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