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No employee of the Vlrgtnlan-Pllot Pub? lishing Company is authorized to contract any obligation' In the name of the com? pany, or to make purchases In the name of the same, except upon orders signed by the PRESIDENT OP TJHE COMPANY. In order to avoid delays, on account of personal absence letters nnd all commu? nications tor Tho VIRGINIAN-PILOT should not be addressed to any Individual connected with the office, but simply to Tho VIRGINIAN AND PILOT PUB? LISHING COMPANY. TWELVE PAGES _ THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 16. 1S99. THE VATER CONTRACT. Just a word more about that water contract. It is with a feeling of most sincere regret that It now appears as a fact that the Water Board has se? riously recommended to the Councils that the Councils shall: 1st. Buy water from, a private cor? poration. 2d. Pay 15 cents per 1,000 gallons for It. , < As to the first proposition, it strikes us'with such astounding surprise that we are entirely at a loss to ex? press it. Only a few months ago, upon the recommendation of the Water Board the city burdened the tax-pay? ers with nearly a quarter "of million dollars more Indebtedness for on in? creased water supply. We had been worrying along mighty well with what we had, but when $250,000 was appro? priated, the glad tidings came that water enough to supply 250,000 people would be furnished. What we would like to know is, where is It, if the city cannot supply the park? This is too Important to let pass, and should' be taken up by the Councils with that se? riousness It deserves. If the city has not the water after expending a quar ter of a million of dollars, the citizens of Norfolk would like to know the rea? son why. Now, as to the second proposition, '(which is a more serious matter than -tlie fit si) : -._ Mr. Herbert L?. Smith, Superintendent Of the Water Department, recommends that itJie city shall pay 15 cents per thousand gallons for water because It Is cheaper than the city can furnish ?t, \ Are w? to understand that a private concern can furnish water, pump it out tit drive wells for a less expense than the city -with Its costly plant, and $250,000.00 extra, can pump It out of Jakes7 In fact, Is the impression (Wished to be made that the city can't produce water at IB cents per 1,000 gal? lons; for surely the Superintendent rwould not have recommended the city to pay that sum If such were not the teasel Thea we have to advise frankly that there should bo some material changes In the manner of operating the water? works. Water can certainly be pumped Into the city for a less price than 15c. per thousand gallons, unless the au? thorities consulted are much at fault. But be that as It may, It Is a sad plight, 1f a private concern, after pay? ing for its land, its wells and its ma? chinery, after paying licenses and taxes; after paying interest on Us lionded debt, and a dividend to Its Stockholders, can pump witter cheaper than the city waterworks with noth? ing to> pay, and a big subsidy from fthe city besides. Surely there is something about the Blfllculties that the city hns to encoun? ter, about which we have not yet -boon edvlsed, ajid In the meantime an In? terested lot of citizens and taxpayers ttwait the Information. THE OLD MAN OF THE SEA. Evil communications corrupt good ?norals, and we need not exnect ex? emplary Democrats In gentlemen who Klosely esaoolate in politics with Re? publicans. They soon adopt and prac? tica Republican methods, and gradu? ally they imbibe ' Republican doc ltrln?s-raa the connection between *uw *a* muddy sools make* both muddy; the result never being; that the muddy pools nro made clear. Hence, students of our locaj, politics ore accounting for many things that have developed of recent yeara In the Democratic managers of Norfolk poli? tics, in city and county. There is too much intimacy and co-operation be? tween the Democratic and Republican bosses. They lire said to suck, in many cases, through the same quill, and sometimes pig together In the same bed. It 1b inferred that from this evil association we have among us that strange hybrid?(Democrats with Re? publican principles?Jacobs, with the hairy skin of Esau?and some of those strange fish, .called"merman, that are more fishy than those that dwell In the sea. They are tor military conquest and subjugation; they are for expansion by forcible annexation, though liberty perish; they are. for militarism, Im? perialism, large Federal Standing Armies, and the desuetude of the State Militia; they are for government go? ing out of the banking business, and for the banks assuming governmental prerogatives; they arc for the single gold standard, against the constitu? tional legal-tender of gold and silver coin; and having forgotten the Revo? lutionary war and all Its orlndDles, they are zealous, though cautious, ad? vocates of surrendering our Indepen? dence to an entangtng alliance with England, against the paternal advice of George Washington and all our early patriots and heroes, who were also statesmen, as contra-distinguished from the modern trading politician, wholesale and retail, or on commis? sion. Jefferson, Jackson and Bryan con? cur In warning us against banks, their influence and. machinations. It is said that the independence and in? tegrity of our national government are now menaced from this source; and there are many reasons to think so; yet, whether that bo an immin? ent peril, or not, no citizen of Nor? folk who has had to do with her public and official affairs but has seen and felt the power that absolutely domi? nates tliia town like the Old Man of the Sea on the shoulders of Slnbad the Sailor?a monster of whom vera? cious history relates that "he never left any he had once mastered till their strength was exhausted, when he failed not to destroy them." The people of Norfolk, in spite of this Old Man of the Sea, have rights and interests that they cannot afford to leave to his direction. It is at once laughable and dreadful to see Norfolk going about in this plight, with the little old man perched on her broad shoulders: dictating her officers, of city antf party, master of all she is and does, with no little cooarcenary control Iii Norfolk County, with the adjacent regions. Why not, fellow citizens, take this opportunity to throw off this Little Old Man and his thralls? It is high time for Norfolk to have a new man and a greater, who will serve her Instead of himself, and the cor? porations he represents. WHY SUBMIT LONGER? Norfolk City, Portsmouth and all the adjacent towns, with Norfolk county and Princess Anne, have long submit? ted to an oligarchy that is neither fish, flesh, fowl, nor good red herring? neither Democratic, nor Republican? but an association formed and oper? ated "strictly for business" by a union of Republicans and alleged Democrats, ?tho latter having no more real De? mocracy than old Hanna, of Ohio; or old Quay, of rummy U'uiiltt; 67" old Ad dicks, of Delaware;?neither of whom, for that matter, hns any of Republi? canism, except its lust for office and loot. Repeatedly have the true Demo? crats sought to get rid of this incubus and enjoy their rights and liberties as free Virginians and citizens of the United States; but Just as repeatedly has tho oligarchy, with Its ramified* powers and Influences, caught the pub? lic car with its calumnies upon good citizens who dared compluin, denounc? ing upon them its own sins, and prating of the danger of negro and Republican domination; as If they who are in col? lusion with the Republican and negro leaders of all this section are the only safe custodians of the white man's in? terests and supremacy. Wo have heard enough of this from that interested source. The cry of "Wolf!" has sounded too often. We have pnid rather too dear for the pro? tection of these watch-doga, whose tender care of us and our interests hnvo been worse than the ferocity of wolves. Let us put our affairs in the hands ot agents who will work for us, and not for their corporations, and other clients ?our enemies. ' As was said before, "sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander." If Ty? ler wasn't entitled to a primary, are you? and If so, why? Please! This is culled the Age of Doubt; but why. when the Incredible and impos? sible are always happening? There Is going to be a crop of en? thusiastic ofllee-lioldlng primary seek? ers in day or two. In the meantime, the Boers are still plugging away, and so are the Filipinos, plnos. Tho Executive Committee will kind? ly slide out from over the party. No one can possibly mistake the two. Why not come out like men and stand on the platform you made?opposed to primaries! M'KINLEY'S WICKED PARTNER? It Is folly for any Republicans to af- I feet surprise at the intimate personal, official and political association of Mc? Kinley and "Hanna,-as if McKinley were so superior to Hanna In morals, or ability, as to make their co-partner "shlp incongruous. There have been co? alitions before this of BllfU with Black George, the Puritan with the blackleg; but In no Instance was there Just cause for astonishment, from either a moral or Intellectual standpoint?the men be? ing hall fellows, well met; or, If either was superior to the other, It was Black George, the blackleg. Mr. McKinley Is a political parson and all that that Im? plies; and when we see him yoked with so disreputable a boss and political worker as Hanna, let us not pity him for his "wicked partner," but rather pity Hanna for being unequally yoked with so cunning a'sharper as McKinley, who, as a political parson, would be sure to make him the 'scapegoat of their co-opcratlon. The Columbus (Ohio), correspondent of the N. Y. Tribune, writing on the eve of the election, is one of those Republicans who pretend that McKin? ley was unfortunate In locking arms with Hanna, when, In fact, Hanna has made him President, and is expected to do It again next year. But here is something of what this correspondent says of the union of the two: "There Is no disguising the truth about Senator Hanna. Notwithstand? ing his acknowledged ability as an or? ganizer, to Republicans the develop? ments of the campaign have been a hu? miliating lesson in respect of their lead? er. That the party's chief figure?only so, however, by the President's edict has been a dead weight to the ticket from the outset is undisputed. The dis liko of Hanna In his own town, and throughout the State for that matter. Is simply marvellous. ?It Is more than quiescent dislike; It is active, burning hatred that is absolutely appalling. There Is no accounting for It by ordi? nary reasoning; the hostiles cannot well explain It themselves. It appears to be instinctive. This antagonism, dating from Senator H.anna's sudden rise to power, though he was far from popular as a Cleveland business man, is deeper than mere jealousy of his mastership of the Republican party. It springs from what Is now the popular conception of his personality. The prevalent Idea is that this Hanna per? sonality Is far from winning: It proves too often actually repellent. He Is sad? ly devoid of tnct in dealing with men. Intolerant of opposition or manly In? dependence of opinion, he considers no? body, conciliates nobody. He does not lead; he orders, he drives. Like the bull In the lane, he passes no one and will permit no one to pass him. His methods are those of the unscrupulous ward boss, not those of a National lead? er. Such methods may pull a party throuch one cnmnnlgn successfully, but they do not conduce to long tenure, either of the boss or his party. It Is a matter of some astonishment to many people In Ohio that the Pres? ident has so long tolerated this politi? cal partnership. The relations between them are nn anomnly. They are ruin? ous to the party and threaten the Pres? ident's ascendency. The President's most marked characteristics are court? esy to his political associates, tact and caution. He never permits the mailed hand to appear. He Is receptive and conciliatory, and ns an Individual ex? tremely lovable. He Is a politician through and through. His eminent suceeFS la mainly owing to his skill In dealing with.men. He has the at? tributes of a gentleman, nnd as a Judi? cious party leader has In the past In? spired onnfldenoo and commanded pop? ular support. Mr. Hanna does nelthei. Where McKinley would persunde or flatter with promises. Hanna would threaten or coerce; where the one. even holding the advantage, wou'd from pol? icy temnorlze. the other would force nn Issue Tnatend of taking advantage of his hltrh place to consolidate the Re miblionn power, -to conciliate nnd ?-|n> hooks of ptool draw the Rpnnhllcnw masses to his own sunnort ns well ns that of ihe> nrchllec? of his greatness Senator TTnnnn has too often ovhihltc'' n CAntomnt for the rn"t|ral unWioo nnd a disregard of Rnrmhlienn opinion. Thlin, ntillp'n^il^^ rlofnnt In- AV.tr, Hanna was made the 'scapegoat; but It Is nonsense to exalt McKinley, the friend and defender of Alger, at the ex? pense of Hanna, The President has nn obvious liking for such fellows, a fel? low feeling and a community of nature that make them, as it were, pigs of the same litter. The same correspondent further says (stll sacrificing Hanna, the creator, to his creature, McKinley): "Whether this popular conception of Mr. Hanna is correct or not. It is cer? tain that somehow he has alienated an influential Republican element, the sup? port of which both he and the Presi? dent now very much need. Worse still it has at last fiercely turned upon him', and in the desire to 'down' Hanna it may Imperil tho whole party. Without a doubt ha Is the most unpopular He publican in Ohio to-day. Huphncll or Kurtz would defeat hint at the polls for any elective ollice in the gift of the peo? ple. It would have been far, far bet? ter for Nash if Mr. Hnnna's health had deferred his return from abroad until after election. Had he known three months ago ns much ns he knows now, it Is safe to sny that he would have continued 'taking the water' In Europe until the meeting of Congress in De? cember. "The only menace to Republican suc? cess on Tuesday is Mr. Hanna- Nobody Is more clearly aware of this than Mr. ITnnnn himself. As predicted In these dispatches, it has been a fight on Mr. Hnnna from start to finish. His itcra Ilon nnd reiteration of the aphorisms, 'This Is the skirmish fight of ifiOO,' -The next Presidency hnn?s itnon the result,' 'Stand ny President McKinley.' etc., are proof thnt Potator Hamm. Wisely rle sired to shir* the Issue, and shield him? self behind the mnr? oomtlnr President, if H?? contest of 1f00 were out of the "'ny Vnsb WOl'M he snowed ?mflcr on Tnocdny hv Oftv thousand nlnrnltv. TTllr.?0 ^volt Vtiovvs that U"v m>"tv w?l t"~<n ?t in?*?*? 's m-??"<?><>?? ?- o,? mlr^io nf> oil ni^no^rA^t^.l rV/vrr) T.Tov.nf|. (1.? appeal In behalf of National Republl ?i can interests ,at thlB vtime would be the death knell of all McLean's hopes ana render futile all ?his'\ounnlng plans. It will probably save Nash Iri the end anyhow." - ^ Hanna cani see in this 'what he may expect In 190? in tho larger election of President. All fears, all doubts, all mistakes, short-comings' and ? disasters are to be packed on his shoulders. He has here a - foretaste of the bitter draught he will have to swallow If the people prefer Bryan to McKinley. Upon him will burst the objurgatory storm of fury, If McKinley be defeated be? cause of the most shameful administra? tion known in the history of the Uhited States, and his flagrant departure'from all American traditions, principles and policies Inherited from the founders of the Republic. Everyone can now see by. how frail a tenure Republicans hold control of this government, and a firm union of all antl-McKlnlcyltes and the foes of McKinleyisms will next year be sure to restore Americanism and Democracy. A Maryland writer has published a little book attacking Shakespeare's legal acquirements. As it was agreed among his contemporaries who knew hlin personally that he had little of what are called education and learn? ing?having ^"little Latin and less Greek"?and never pretended to be a lawyer, Mr. Devccman (the writer re? ferred) has achieved a great success, as he could equally have done had he sought to show that the Bard of Avon was not a physician, nor an architect, nor even a jackleg carpenter. The fact Is that the wisest and greatest of poets and dramatists, had little tech? nical knowledge of any science, art, profession, or 'vocation, though he em? ployed them all and their terms to illustrate his magnificent creations,? at will, however, making everything undergo "A sea change Into something rich and strange." The chief value of Mr. Deveemnn's little book Is its complete refutation of the claims, so absurdly set up by some persons, that Lord Bacon was the author of the plays know as Shakes? peare's. Francis Bacon was a scholar, a scientific philosopher, and able Jur? ist. William Shakespeare, ns his works reveal, was neither, ? "wild above rule or art," yet profoundly versed with rYien and the human heart. At a Chatauqua Circle, Ncwhurg, N. Y., a Methodi.-; preacher, named Wix on, advocated the killing of criminals, to save expenses and to exterminate the breed. Perhaps it did not occur to the reverend gent'eman that his pro? position means the wiping out of the human race, including himself as a very vicious and homicidal person. He gravely advocated that every criminal offender should be chloroformed to death after two crimes of any gravity. We suspect that in his dally life this ferocious gentleman !s a very mild am", benevolent citizen, who wouldn't kill a mouse. The man who is (or, pretends to be) a Democrat in State and local affairs, but a Republican in national and in? ternational, or foreign affairs, is like the worthy who runs a .Sunday School and a Missionary Society on the Sub bath, and on the rest of the week keeps a gambling den and a barroom. New Jersey, the den from which Issue letters of wildcat trusts and corpora? tions, with "yallcr dog" resident trus? tees and directors, has given Sampson a sword as "the Hero of Santiago Bay." Bow fit! It is used to be said that the Union could not remain half free and half slave; nor can this government re? main half self-governing and half sub? ject. " Come to think of It-are the people getting very much "deafer" to your heart now than they CAN vote, than they were when the Committee would not let thein. Now, If you bolted the Presidential ticket, will you be good enough to satis? fy the wild cravings of a hungry mind tha.t wants to know why one can't bolt you? ? A newspaper that te\ls the people what Is going on, and has the courage of its convictions, Is a nuisance?to pol? iticians. Manna has become a "spell-binder" in Ohio. No wonder we are having a renaissance of oratory and eloquence at so much a head! Crowninshield must have struck a rubber ball from the way he rebounded after his attack on Admiral Dewcy. The Navy Department has even be? littles Dewey In order to praise Samp? son. If there is no conspiracy In the navy, why Is It every. mother's eon of them belittles Schley and praise Sampson? The navy Is as bad as politics. The Administrators sneeze, and the whole gang follows suit! MIT? A.M> OI'I.MOiSH, Louisville Post.) In future Dewey's before breakfast maneuvers will be confined to getting up in the,cold and starting the kitchen Are. it 1>* Qovcreign gupreme. You take a genuine medicine when you use a Sovereign Cure. They touch the spot, that is what you want. Virtue gives true reputation. THEY POSITIVELY CURE Rheumatism, Kidney Troublo, Coughs, Dyspepsia, Blood, Ca? tarrh, Asthma, Heart, Liver, Diarrhoea, Grippe, Ceneral De? bility, Malaria, Neuralgia. A Separate Remedy for Each Disease Evory Remedy Each For Salo at All Druggists. THE HOMeTrEASURE N A book full of valuable Information, SENT FREE to nny address. Tf In ?oubi ns to the nature of vonr Illness, you aeniult our doctor* by niall absolutely freo of charge. SOVEREIGN REMEDY CO., 1237 Arch St., Philadelphia, Pa. Coals, Capes, Furs ?AND? Ladies' Wrappers very important departments to be found al ELIAS BALL'S, 362 Main Street, where shopping is a pleasure. COATS from $3,50 to B0.00 A PIECE. PLUSH CAPFS. br-ntort nr.cl trimmed In Thibet Fur around the coilor and down the front, at $1.50 A PIECE PLUSH CAPES from 13.50 to 511.50 A PIECE. FURS AND CO LT, A BETTS, plain and trimmed, from ?2.&0 to $15.0) A PIECE. LADIES WRAPPERS, a large assort? ment. 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Call at 336 Main street and you will bo apt to find it. L. Whitehurst, 336 MAIN STREET. Now Phono 857. Wood! Wood! Wood! ? We have got it, all kinds. PINE, OAK AND SLAB WOOD. aive us your order before winter sets In. Special inducements In largo quan? tities C. B. WHITE & BRO., VAPiO EAST END BUTE ST. EXT. B, Bel), 1115. ? B. mates, 1051. ^-?i??tEjl5ND COLLEGES Wo want moro bright young men to learn Shorthand, and Typewriting, as wo cannot begin to supply the demand nrade upon us for competent young men in this capacity.' Position certain as soon ns pro? ficiency Is attained. Day and night ses- ? slons. Call, write or phone for any Ini'or- ? matlon desired SOUTHERN SHORT? HAND AND BUSINESS UNIVERSITY, or J. M. RESSLER, President. LET US INTRODUCE our high-grade, clean, stateless, cllnk erlcss Coal to you. It will kcop you warm and make a cheerful, bright fire. Isn't your bin about ompfy? Norfolk Coal & lea Co. SAMUEL FEREBEE. Manager. 537 WATER STREET. Both Phones 301. no5 ? 1* M IS ? 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