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THIS WEEK I This-week, according to Hanna's nnd McKinley*s Republican contract with the money-trust, the Constitution, the Republlo and the people are to be sold for gold: that Is, gold Is to he declared by government to be the sole standard of value, and the actual currency of Ihe people Is to be contracted by de? monetizing silver coin (as silver metal has already been demonetized), by withdrawing or Impounding greenbacks nnd other Treasury-notes,?leaving In actual circulation, as the Bole medium of exchange, nothing mat hnnk prom? ises to pay: the people's promises, is? sued from their own Treasury to the barks for nothing, but for which they must pay the banks from 6 to 20 per cent, interest in spite of the Lgal rate fixed at 6 per cent. Thus the currency Is to be further contracted to the amount of over a billion of dollars at a stroke, bank promises are to be forced upon us as money, as nothing else is left to the public; and meanwhile we are to be de? luded or amused by a pretence of a "parity" which creates "disparity"' with gold, In all our ordinary and u-ual mediums of exchange. It Is a game ol thimble-rig, with a gilt-pea; or the Irish fam ne bill of fare of potatoes and! "point;" or the partition of turkeys nnd turkey-buzzards. The thimblc-rl?gers of the money trust deal the pea, which la never where It seems to the victim? ized people. It should be; the money mong.rs get the meat and butter served with the potatoes, and th0 common folk are only allowed to "point" at these luxuries, while eating unsalted tubers; and In the partition of game, the bank? ers and capitalists are awarded tur? key every time, while the rest of us share only In the turkey-buzzards. In hot haste, running rough-shod over all the rules of ordinary procedure, the Bo-called currency bill Is to be rushed through the House of Representatives this week to a Unal vote Monday of next week, against the solemn protest of the Democratic members represent? ing over thirty millions of our citizens. Mr. Richardson, of Tennessee, Mr. Bailey, of Texas, and other Democrats, made 6trong appeals to the Republi? cans for fair play In so Important a matter; but the ruthless spirit of brute force, which so pervades the close of the century, mocked at their pleas .is if nothing were worth considering that Is not powerful enough to compel respect. It Is this ba_so temper, contemptuous, arrogant and domineering, that Is dar? ing and insulting the common intelli? gence and morality of mankind nnd and self-respect of manhood, to its own Speedy perdition. THE GOVERNOR'S INTERFERENCE It 1m not often In this State that Kx???tlyft <-5er/>*ncy Interferes with the toUran tinting ot a court and Jury. It is not otlnn. therefore, that miblic op? inion in formed upon the subject Whenever a murder Is committed somebody, upon general principles, ought to suffer; but when murders and burglaries grow constant, the public safety demands heroic and speedy ac? tion, that an example may be set. Juries are not prone to taking lives. They are not noted for partial, ty in dealing out the death sentence; there? fore, when a Jury, under all the solem? nity of an oath, finds a prisoner guilty pi murder in the first degree': when tho Judge of the court, learned In the law, after a careful review of both the law and tho facts, refuses to Interfere; when the Court of Appeals refuses to Inter/ere, It docs Beem to us- that the Governor of the State might allow the law to take Its course, The Virglnlan-Pllot has,great respect for Governor Tyler, and it does not be? lieve that ho would be swayed by any Influence, nor moved hy sentimentality, or false sympathy. We are, therefore, entirely at a loss to understand his rea? sons for commuting the sentence of T?te. THE CAMPAIGN OF 1900. In the current December number o? Munsey's (Magazine, Hon. J. K. Jones, chairman of tho (National Democratic Committee, has a communication on "The Campaign of 1900" that is of much interest. It . discusses the probable issues, the prospects of par? ties, and concludes thus: "I look with great confidence' to the success of the Democratic party next year, for the reason that none of those who voted with us in 1806 will abandon us. Tho Populists and the 'silver Re? publicans' stand with us, on all ques? tions, and will Join with us In pre? senting a solid front, in the approach? ing contest. Further, thousands of those who voted the Republican ticket In 1S96 will for one reason or another vote with us In 1900. Especially will the Republicans who believe in bimet? allism be Inclncd to Join us, because of the duplicity of their party on this most important question." Reviewing the past, he declares that the Republican party professed bimet? allism to deceive apd amuse the peo? ple, while sedulously laboring and scheming to establish and perpetuate gold monometallism; and that into this dishonest policy Cleveland lent himself, and sought to betray the Dem? ocratic party. This led to the popular Democratic revolt at Chicago in 1S96 ?the National Democratic Convention disowning Cleveland and Clevelandism nnd declaring "unreservedly for the unlimited coinage of both gold and sil? ver," or, in other words, for the resto? ration of the law on this subject Just as it existed prior to 1873. THIS HAD ALWAYS BEEN THE TRUE POLICY OF THE DEMOCRACY, but certain elements In the East, whose suDport was considered essential to the' success of the Democratic ticket, had hampered the party's action on the question. The Democrncy finally determined to pursue Its halting policy no longer, but to make a clear DECLARATION OF ITS PRINCIPLES. As a result, bimetallism became the Issue of the campaign. The one thing in particular which commended the Democratic convention' of 1S96 to the people was the fact that it was the llrst Convention to say exactly what It meant In plain, unequivocal terms. This gave the people confidence In the party, and was largely tho cause of the enormous vote which Its candi? date received?nearly a million more than Mr. Cleveland polled when he was elected four years before by what was at the time called a phenomenal majority. But, an "unlimited campaign fund" enabled the Republican party, as the highest bidder, to command success. "The enormous sums," says Senator Jones, "spent In 1S96 by the Republican National Committee were put up by certain business interests which were to be 'cared for,' if the Republican party gained control of the govern? ment; the belief that for this reason certain features were written Into- the Dlngley law; and thnt these interests have more than recouped the great sums which they expended on the campaign?this will be felt at the polls when honest, unselfish, patriotic men come to express themselves. TRADING ON ELECTIONS TO THE HIGHEST OFFICE IN THE GIFT OF THE PEOPLE CANNOT LONG BE TOLERATED. ? * The collection of an enormous campaign fund ought to condemn any political party, for such campaign funds are in themselves proof positive of evil purposes." Bimetallism, the chairman believes, will still be an important issue of 1900; for, after a reference to the historical record of the effects of former great gold discoveries, he says: "The recent addition to our stock ot gold Is greatly beyond the largest pro? duction of those times, and the pros? perity resulting from It goes tar to establish the argument of the blmetal llsts. that an Increased volume of money means increased business fa? cilities, Increased enterprises, and In? creased employment for labor. This abnormal gold supply, far from weak? ening our position, is a strong argu? ment In favor of its soundness." But, says the chairman, other issues of Importance will be added to those of 1S9C: ns military Imperialism and tyranny against human liberty, na? tional independence, home rule and the consent of the governed; trusts and bloated corporations, with their monopoly against tfree labor, free en? terprise and free competition; the gold monopoly ngainst the coin and legal tender of the constitution; tho batik monopoly of paper "credit-Issues" against greenbacks nnd Treasury notes; the Dlngley robber tariff against a tariff for revenue only; the State militia and volunteers for wars of defence n.nd liberation against standing armies of enlisted mercenaries for wars of conquest and subjugation; en? tangling alliances with foreign powers against the rights of man; and honest elections?"tno consent of the gov? erned"?against bribery and corruption by the money power. As McKinley will represent the evil principle In all these Issues, so -will Bryan stand for the good. "In 1895," says Mr.' Jones, "owing to the fact that nearly the entire metro? politan press was against , us, Mr. Bryan, the party, Its platform and its leading men. were grossly abused. The country: was led to believe that our success meant the destruction of business interests; that we. were a lot of political wreckers; that Mr. Bryan was young, Inexperienced, arid fanat? ical, and if elected would probably run into all sorts of extravagance. Many conservative men, theretofore Demo? crats, became alarmed and failed to vote the Democratic ticket; some even voted for McKinley. Since Mr. Bryan's defeat, his public course has rendered It impossible for any form of abuse to create such another condition of affairs. The people can no longer be convinced that he is not an able, in? telligent, conservative and patriotic man. If he should be elected, there Is no question in my mind that he would make an able, conservative and wise President. And so believe the people, as they will Bhow by their votes next No? vember, WE ALL "WONDER TOGETHER. It is Idle to believe that the Hon. City Councils, in an idle moment and out of a spirit of fun, disrobed themselves and clothed the Hon. Water Board with Its majestic power. One cannot bring himself to believe that those august bodies would s? good naturedly toy with the risibilities of the voters and joke with them upon a sub? ject to them of such small moment as even Water. Then, the reputation borne by the Hon. Councils, for economy and hus? bandry, is such that one can hardly catch himself sliding into the belief that a reckless 'expenditure would amount to nothing,- even were It possi? ble, that the Hon. Water Board would not be careful! Nor can we argue ourselves into be? lieving that the Councils, In a moment of temporary Insanity, allowed them? selves to grow jubilant over plenty of water, and Imagine that the Hon. Water Board needed a plenty of power. One cannot believe this; for this Coun? cil, by their vote for the Pender-Park contract, showed their belief in a de? ficit of water. Nor can one believe that the Councils were hypnotized by the Hon. Water Board, for such a thing would be ut? terly ridiculous. Of course the Councils had confidence In the Water Board; so have we; so have all the people. There would be an almost unanimous vote of confidence by the people for Water Meters and all! Who doubts that? But, why leave out the poor, forgotten Street, Sewer and Drain Board? Somebody will say, they did not ask for it! Now, that Is just the question; why didn't they ask for It? And that, of course, Is what all this Is written about. Why did not the Street, Sewer and Drain Board ask the Councils for the same powers that the Councils gave to the Hon. Water Board? That poor old public park! Its very existence seems to be surrounded by trouble. It came into the world under a cloud! and the people Just won't let it ulone. His Excellency, having delivered him? self of his burden of troubles, can Join the crowd watching the Legislature. Senator William Plute Barksdale should not waste wind over the cruiser "Virginia" (?). Mr. Lyons is already getting his eye on those "star chamber" meetings. Hand up your plate and receive bountifully- It's all yours! In tho meantime, the campaign is coining on. Watch out for the "always" adher? ents of the Primary. NOTES AM? Ol'l.MO.NN. (Alexandria Gazette.) Various plans for the improvement of the army ration have been suggest? ed or proposed. T^e ration is good enough for the climate of this country, but In warmer climates It would be found that a little more sugar and corn meal would be conducive to the sol? diers' health. (Frcdericksburg Free Lance.) The Free Lance is indebted to Gov. Tyler for a bound copy of his message. The Free Lance, whilst not committing Itself to approval of every point of it, feels called upon to say that, as a whole, it is probably more closely In touch with the views and wishes of the people of the Slate than any Ex? ecutive message for many years. (Charlottesvlllc Progress.) Speaking of Cuba, the President said In his message that "the resolution of Congress disclaiming any disposition to exercise jurisdiction or control over Cuba, except for its pacification, Is a pledge of the highest honorable obli? gation and must be sacredly kept. Speaking of tho Philippines, however, he neglected to mention that other res? olution of Congress, disclaiming any Intention to acquire territory. (Lynchburg News.) Tho Governor earnestly recommends the passage of a law by which the citi? zens of Virginia may express their preference for United Slates Senators. He also declares In favor of a thorough revision of the State constitution, and points out several ways by which It may be effected, leaving It to the Legislature to decide which of them may most wisely be adopted. Many other subjects of 'onore ?r less general interest nre discussed by the Govornor in a calm, conservative and statesman? like manner. ?>? 374; Main Street. holiday rush l^ill be on in a few days. The Clothing you need should be purchased now. even and a half, ten, twelve and fifteen dol ***^ lars will buy high grade suits and overcoats that were made by the most reliable wholesale tailor in . . America to retail for $1J,,$18 and $20. The Hub guarantee accompanies every one. Make your Christmas practical. This is your great opportunity. Thousands of finer grade suits and overcoats now on. display at prices ranging from $5.95 to the very best made at $30. We can fit and satisfy any man that lives, no matter how large or fastidious. ^pecial offer for youths. To-day, in our massive Boys' Dep't. 200 boys' long pants suits, the kind that sell now at other stores for $10. Will go on sale here to-morrow at a decided re? duction?thev are either single or double breasted, of all-wool cheviots, cassimeres and tweeds in plain black, blue and fancy plaids. Hick them out to? day for. Boys' 50c fleece lined underwear, 25c Boys' 98c winter caps, 48c Boys' #2.!)0 all-wool sweaters, $1.25 Boys' $1.50 winter caps, 98c ? OO -&~0~0 4X>0 -??v<fc"?o>? ??> A -tr-s>> a. ill s Deofness eared It's Wonderful How Quickly Deaf? ness Improves under Pneumo Massage. A prominent Church street merchant tells how IT CURED HIM OF CA? TARRH AND DEAFNESS. "Boing a constant smoKer l was trouDicd t>adly with CATARRH OF 'iEE NOSE AND THROAT, WHICH CAUSED MY BREATH TO SMELL, VERY BADDY and NOSE ALWAYS STOPPED up so that I could hardly breathe and when sleeping would choke. In the morning I awoke with A BIT? TER TASTE IN MY MOUTH. I WAS ALL THE TIME HAWKING AND SPIT? ING. I did nothing for the CATARRH UNTIL MY HEARING BECAME AF? FECTED In my left ear. I COULD HEAR NOTHING WITH IT WHEN USING THE PHONE. Several of my employees having- been cured by DR. FIRE" I consulted him and after several months treatment I KIND MYSELF EN? TIRELY WELL AND MY HEARING AS GOOD AS EVER. A. A. STOLTZ. Member of firm of R. H. Stoltz & Co,. Furniture Dealers. No. 432 Church street. Has offices 1 and S No. 314 Main street. Norfolk, Va. Specialties: Catarrh and all diseases of Eye, Ear, Nose. Throat, Chest and Stomach. Hours. 9 a. m. to 12:30 p. m.: 2 p. m. to 6:30 p. m. Sunday Hours, 10:30 a. m. to 12:30 p. oi. Tuesday night and Thursday night 7:45 p. m. to S:15 p. in. Consultation always free. Medicines furnished. Terms always moderate. Eyes examined for glasses free of charge. We Make Prompt Delivery With First-class Articles. JOHNS BROS., COAL and WOOD. Down Town Office, 117 Main Street Both phones 7S6. We have an extra good Quality of Hard Wuuil bulh urasoned and green, the very thing tor air tight heaters. Also Dry Pine and Slab Wood COAL of all kinds. CHAS. E. SCOTT, 200 LOVITT AVENUE? 'Phones, old, 251; new, 113$, The Alaska Boundary lias been lent' ?.?i lly settled. A trial of a ton of on rated Splint Coal will permanently the fact that it s tho most economical coal?burns better, lasts longer. Geo. W. faylor & Co., 61 Granby St., Norfolk. Va. . -TUB KOTTlin & WHEi CO.. ?NORFOLK. VA. WHOLESALE AND RETAIL DEALERS ?IN? ..COAL,. We now have on our yard a stock of freshly mined and choice ANTHRACITE COAL, Our customers would do well to place their orders and lay In their winter sup? ply while tho coal Is dry, fresh and clean. Pocahontas Steam Coal a specialty. Get our prices before buying elsewhere. Pine and Oak Wood I of the very best quality on this market, sawed, split nnd delivered as required. Your orders are respectfully solicited. lie ill l irq Co. NORFOLK, VA. OLD 'PHONES. B-114 and 230. NEW 'PHONES. 16 and 26. What and Where EASILY ANSWERED BY A VISIT TO LOUGHRAN 0 PRIEUR'S RRT S3 rORB, * 174 CHURCH STREET, NEAR MAIN. Xmas Gifts of every description for ! homo decorations sold at wonderfully low pries. Pictures. Easels. Screens, Palm Stands, Jardinieres, Cuspidors, Brass. Frames. Mirrors ljamps, Fancy Dishes, Vases, Tobacco 'Boxes, ' Flower Stands, Oynx Top Tables and handsome line of Medallions from 20c. to $10.00. Ebony Goods silver mounted?newest novelties? 10c. Another special lot of 35c Pictures for 19c _ 5tengil gutters. Rubber and Steel Stamps, Railroad, Hotel, Buggngt and Dross Checks.' Senls .Badges. Stencil and Stnmt links, Pnds, Datere, etc PHfBNIX sup and siencii worKs, Job Printers, Car. Nlvlioa and Church SI* SCHOOLS AND COLLEGES We want more bright young men to learn Shorthand and Typewriting, as wo cannot brpln to supply the demand made upon us fur competent younfr men In this capacity. Position certain as soon as pro? ficiency Is etta'ned. Day and night ses? sions. Call, write or phone for any Infor? mation desired SOUTHERN SHORT? HAND AND BUSINESS UNIVERSITY, or J. M. RESSEER, President. We're the Merry Monarch of wintry weather. Del us put a ton or two of good Coal Into your cellar and see how much more comfortable It will malte the home. Right price, riRht weight. Order early this morning, before you forget It. Norfolk Coal & Ice Co. SAM'L FEREBEE | _ S. B. HARRELL | - Proprietors. 537 WATER ST. BOTH PHONES 391._ Fresh Land Plaster AUGUST 12. NOW LANDING. CO?L T?R I PINE T?H in oil,' pork and pine barrels. Shell Lime No. 1 Rock Lime JOHN 0. GflMftGE WOODSIDE'S WHARF. 1900?ALMANAC?1900 THE ILLUSTRATED SOUTHERN AL. MANAC has no equal. No weather pre? dictions like these. A trial is all that is needed to prove t.ho value of this AXc MANAC. Price, by mall, S cents. Special prices on application. J. I. DILI PRINTING CO, de6-2m BOX M3, RICHMOND, VA.