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The VIRGINIAN AND PILOT PUB?
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 1900.
DO WE BELIEVE IN THE
We believe In the "party lash" most
earnestly and honestly. This will
sound inconsistent to unthinking per?
sons, 'but not to others. The Virginian
Pilot has'never raised Its voice against
the party ticket, even when nomina?
tions had been FORCED UPON THE
PEOPLE, but, on the contrary, has
counseled the people "not to punish the
party for what a few would-be loaders
have done." Everybody knows this.
Then what has this paper been com?
plaining about? It Is the MODE of
nomination. Let Us understand each
other. When a man goes Into a pri?
mary, submits his choice to the arbi?
trament of a fair and honest primary,
?he is ns honorably bound to vote for
the choice of the majority as the other
fellow would have been to vote for Ills
choice had he been selected.
But have Democrats had a fair choice?
MOST ASSUREDLY NOT. During the
last legislative fight, the Executive
Committee of this city ruthlessly laid
its (then) strong hand upon the head
of the primary and crushed it out of
existence. Now was The Virginian-Pilot
dissatisfied at that because of the prin?
ciple of the thing, or because It whs In.
favor of Mr. Tyler for Senator? . Ler
the files of the paper at that tithe
speak for themselves. We said: "Ills
a principle Lhe Executive Committee
is killing. For Its own ends It Is
crushing out free choice of the people,
but it must answer for what It has
This paper, therefore, believes In the
party lash, when the party has not
been disfranchised by a lot of politi?
cians -who have promised away their
position, manly duty and honesty to?
wards the Democrats who selected
This fight Is over with, and the les?
sons taught have been potent nnd ef?
fective. The State Executive Commit?
tee has been punished, and reversed.
Il should resign. The City Executive
Committee should also resign, as Its
chairman has done. Confidence will
then 'be restored, and party unity will
bo guaranteed. A primary under a
disinterested committee will justify the
THE TRIGG SHIPYARD.
While all this talk is going on about
the Trlgg shipyard being moved from
Richmond we would respect fully rise to
smuggest that .Norfolk and Portsmouth
hold out n friendly hand.
Not that we would try to take from
our sister city?Richmond?one jot or
title of her rightful glory or enterprise,
or lessen her commercial importance,
for wo do pot seek to advance that
Wc have simply to say, that If Mr.
Trlgg wishes to move his plant to deep
water, he could not lind a better place
in the world. In all of which Rich?
mond will agree with the VlrglnlnnrPi
lut. Iu this behalf the advantages of
?th\a port might be suggested. The big?
gest ships In the world- can come with
safety into this harbor. It is naturally
a Bcaman's city, and naturally, a boat?
building city. All kinds of ocean-going
..craft come here to coal and secure wa?
ter. It Is known from one end of the
world to the other. The harbor of
Hampton Roads '.:>. upon tho tongue of
every civilised human being.
What have wc to offer in the way of
', rallroada: First?Two powerful rall
? ; roads?the Seaboard Air Line and tho
.? Southern?make this their deep-water
terminus. The Norfolk and Western,
'-? th? Norfolk and Southern, and the Nor
folk and Carolina connect In other di?
rections. The Chesapeake and Ohio
l>uts the city In direct tduch with Urch
moml and the great West. There are
numerous boat lines, giving magnificent
service, running out of the harbor. In
fact, there is not another city In the
country (not excepting Now York it?
self) with better service.
In suburban lines the port is well
blessed. There is nri electric line to
Ocean View and Old Point, one building
to Seweli'8 Point and Old Point, and
one building to Pig's Point and New?
port News. This Is the place to live,
and It Is the place for 'the shipyard.
THE RESIGNATION OF MR. DEY.
The resignation of Mr. W. W. Dey
ns chairman of the City Executive
Democratic Committee is a most com?
mendable act on his part; and the Vlr
glnlan-Pilot Is ns prompt to praise him
for the step taken as it was to con?
demn him for his vote against Mr.
Shands, the local government, and the
white people of Isle of Wight, South?
ampton and Nanscmond counties.
Mr, Dey Is a candidate for re-election
to the office of Commissioner of the
Revenue. lie has opposition. It Is pro?
per, becoming and meet, therefore, that
some, disinterested Democrat should be
the party manager.
The A'irglnian-Pllot called to the at?
tention of lion. J. Taylor Ellyson, the
unfair advantage he was taking of his
opponents In the late gubernatorial
light. But since the people laid him
finite low last time, It is probable he
will profit by experience/
People, generally, love falyr play. A
crowd of street-gamins will turn
against the bully who maltreats the
smaller boy. This spirit pervades the
American breast, excepting "Wall street. |
It is also human, and extends the world
over, excepting the money-centres. Al?
though the continuation of the Boer war
is costly to American interests, there
Is a deep sympathy outside of Wall
street and the money-centres for the
little Republic sought to be overpow?
ered by the great English Lion.
Mr. Dey, then, has done a sensible,
as well as a politic, thing. As chair?
man of the party, and member of the
Slate Executive Committee, he volun?
tarily placed himself In a position of
trust. Except ns to his vote, referred
to, and his silence regarding primaries
in the late Legislative fight, he has
made a good chairman, and deserves
the thanks of the party.
In any event, we thank him for set?
ting an example to Mr. Ellyson.
TWO PARTICULAR PETS.
The Vlrglnlan-Pilot, seeking at all
times those things that will benefit
this port, has two very particular pet
hobbies that it feels proud to acknowl?
The first is: Local industrial ad?
vancement and improvements; and the
second: A guarantee to Democrats of
the choice of their candidates.
Given the first, the second does not
always follow. Without the first, the
second would ho of little value. Per?
manent prosperity and honest govern?
ment go hand in hand.
Let us see. It Is with great difficulty
that capital can be induced to come to
a badly governed, overtaxed city.
Sometimes lncal advantages are such
that nature herself makes the excep?
tion possible. Hence, though progress
blossoms like Ihe rose, there may be
underneath It n foul atmosphere of
fraud, which In time will oat awny the
profits of the business. If not the busi?
ness itself. Sometimes even capitalists
mistake the cause of their prosperity,
and attribute it to artificial causes cre?
ated by government, and thus the pol?
iticians, like the devil, hiding behind
the 'beautiful Marguerite, reap_the ben
ellts, while the misled capitalist, in the
lang run, suffers. Politicians gather
around prosperity, for the "scrapings
and leavings" nie greater and the
"chances" more frequent. Hence pros?
perity Itself may fall into the error of
accepting a temporary "help" from pol?
iticians, only to find, later, that it is
but a bait.
Wo have already shown that capi?
tal cannot long remain intact and
fruitful without good government any
more than it will prosper under bad
business management. A theft directly
or Indirectly from the city does no
more harm, financially, than bad judg?
ment on the part of Its officers, except
from a moral standpoint.
So, permanent prosperity, nod honest,
pure government, run hand In hand.
In order to obtain this condition, the
men who make a success of their own
business should be urged and persuad?
ed to help make a success of the gov?
ernment. When business men wake up
to this, there will lie more permanent
prosperity, less spasmodic rising and |
falling of values, and littlo or no
The Virginian-Pilot has at heart the
Industrial development of this port. It.-?
progress within Ihc last five years has
been something phenomenal In the pro
gr< ss of the world. With a jump and a
stride the twin cities have sprung to
the front with a leap thnt Is astound?
It only needs a few manufacturing
Industries, and wholesale houses, to
complete the work. Let the Hoard of
Trade take up this subject and do
comet hing to forward the work. Say
what one will, all the Industries here
have dorne; of their volition, except by
the holp of a few leading spirits. These
men have made money by their enter?
prise. So It Is no charity work-that is
asked of our people. Lot there be a
committee appointed for this express
and particular work. Factories are
seeking to come to this section. They
only desire a little encouragement, so?
licitation and a little enterprise. Al?
ready, at Lambertis Point, on the Berk?
ley side, and back; of Portsmouth, the
6inoking chimneys of many new facto?
ries rise to the heavens.
More factories, nnd wholesale houses,
mean more people, more money, and
more business. "Why not everbody take
In behalf of factories, It may be said
that every manufacturing city Is rich.
Look at Baltimore, for instance. Peo?
ple wonder why Baltimore has so much
money to invest In bonds and stocks.
It Is because the South and East, In
buying manufactured goods from Bal?
timore, leave a certain amount of
profit there every time.
This profit stays, although millions
go South to pay for raw material. Thi6
profit Is invested In bonds and stocks
of other cities nnd sections, with the
result that the interest and dividends
also accumulate In Baltimore to be
If our people would indeed be pros?
perous, let them awake to the ? im?
portance of securing and protecting
The retail trade?above all others
should be alive to this. The columns
of this paper are open freely to all per?
sons in this behalf, with the request
that they be used.
Tho Harbor of this Port Is the goose
that lays the golden egg. For the sake
of some local industry, shall we allow
this valuable goose to be killed. We
think not. The conl industry of the j
Port is something enormous. The cities
would suffer by its departure- But will
not commerce suffer much more by the
entire loss of the shipping?
Nor Is it necessary that such be the
case. There Is plenty of room up and
down the Elizabeth and in Hnmpton
Bonds for the merchant and coal fleet
to anchor without dropping right down
In the main channel, and stopping
Let the Harbor Board take this mat?
ter up in earnest. Let there be passed
and posted rules and regulations for
the guidance of all anchored boats.
It is so In New York and should be so
Only recently several serious and
costly accidents have resulted from col?
lisions caused by boats being anchored
in the channel.
It is most sincerely to be hoped that
In the future ample assurance will be
given all Incoming nnd outgoing boats
of a safe entry and exit.
NOT KM AM? opinions.
(The Danville Dally Bee.)
"We do not desire to criticise anyone,
but It would be a good Idea for every
man to become his own anti-spitting
law. The streets are not wide enough
the way it is.
(Tho Petersburg Index-Appeal.)
If the Administration dosen*t see
anything else handy, U takes a kick
at the Monroe doctrine.
(The Alexandria Gazette.)
Most all the republicans and all their
allies, the democratic deserters, supnrt
air. McKinley's Imerlalisflc policy.
Power, place and money are each in?
fluential, but together they are almost
(The Florida Times-Union.)
We cannot nfford to endnnger the
principle that a belligerent must not
disturb the lawful commerce of neu?
(Tho Roanoke Times.)
Mr. Martin for Senator; Mr. Swan
son for governor; Mr. Borer A. James
for Congress. Quod erat demonstran?
Ttrousands are Made
Deaf by Catarrh.
WILL YOU BE ONE?
ers are agreed
that 00 PER
CENT. OF ALIj
CASES O F
D E A F N E SS
ABIC CAUSED I
very bad case;
of deafness re
suit from very
mild cases of
Catarrh. This is
BY THE CASK
OK MB. G. W.
who came to me I
to be treated 1
for deafness. Af?
tion 1 FOUND
T H A T T II K
1") a A F N E SS
WAS DUE TO
CATARRH, though he said that his f a?
ta rrh did not annoy him much, yet illS
HEARING WAS AM, THE TIME GET?
TING WORSE. PROPER: TREATMENT.
RESULTED IN A CUBE. If you have
imy ear trouble 1 will be glad to havo a
talk with you.
!Ua offl<~s 1 And S No. SH Main stroet.
Norfolk. Vs. Speclaltbs: Catarrh and nil
diseases of Eyo. Ear, Nose. Throat. Ch<?i
Hours. P a. m. to 12:S0 p. m.; 2 p. m. to
ti p. m. Sunday hours. 10:80 a. m.
'L'tSO p m. Tuesday night nnd Thursday
night ":t3 p. m. to 8:15 p. n>.
Consultation always free. Medicines
furnished. Terms always moderata. EytTj
examined for glasses free of charge.
akes Healthy, Strong,
Mns. WH.X.IAM Barrels,sa Knit tnh Street, New
York City, nay*:
"Dr. Orcono'a Ncrvura mado a wandorlal lmprore
rr.cnt lit my health, nnd that dark, sallow look loft tar
faed. My friends hardly know me. I hayo gained In
flosh and am like n dltToront person."
Mrs. Maut FnANosa Lttlb of a Hunter Alloy,
Rochester, N. Y., sar?:
"I was rerr Palo and delicate -had no color. I took
Dr. Qroono's Ncrvura blood nud nervo remedy, and now
I am voll and (trans, my faco la plump and checks red,
cud ruj coinplcrlou puro."
Dr. Greene'i Strvura makes Perfect Ccmpltxian/orVTomttu
-asm???? ? ??
-323 MAIN STREET.
We want to say to our old friends and
patrons and the public in general that
we have opened, and are now ready
to serve them.
Is one of the most complete in the city. 'We
have everything new and fresh in the clothing
line. We are new beginners and anxipus to do
business, and will give you more for your cash
than you will get elsewhere. Yours truly
fV- S^??RTHERW & BRO.
The Live Tailors and Clothiers.
? ARRIVING DAILY
JOHN B. LOUGHHAN'S
319 and 321 Church Street.
Housekeepers will find hero nit of the
newest styles In housefurnl.shlng goods
at the lowest inlets.
Of Every Kind,
cheap and expensive, pretty designs, new
CARPETS, MATTINGS, RUGS. DRUG
OE3T8, UNOI.KrMS, Oil. CLOTHS.
&c., &c. CO-CARTS AND CARRIAGES
?all the latest patterns.
To Suit Your Convenience.
3,9 and 321 CHURCH STREET.
Armour s Pure Animal Fertilizers.
IN ADDITION TO THEIR
Spinach Top Dresser?10 Per Cent. Trucker
and 7 PER CE?ST. TRUCKER,
we beg to call the attention of prospective purchasers to
the following brands:
Bone, Blood and Potash.
4 Per Cent. Potato Goods.
General, - - - 2-8-2.
We solicit a trial for comparison from those who have
never had an opportunity to compare ARMOUR'S with other
NORFOLK F?HM SUPPLY CO
38 and 40 UNION STREET.
McD- L Wrcnn, president; Gco. B. Todd, vice-president; E. C. Gunther, treasurer.
ilifSS Pins Tar and ? Gfisny Spp
FOR COUGHS, COLDS AND BRONCHITIS 1
We make this Cough Syrup ourselves. Wo make It of the very purest, freshest
and most reliable drugs.
We make it In-small quantities. When you buy It you get It as It ought to be?
lt hasn't lost all its virtues by standing aiound on shelves and In warehouses tor
months or years.
It not only ought to cure?it positive iy does euro. 55c. a bottle.
McCURDEY & McCURDEY,
406 Main Street, Opp. Hotel Norfolk. 733 Church Street, Cor. Calver
Our counters are
piled-high with those
dainty SPRING wear?
ables, so distinctly
new in design and
fetching in appear?
ance. The new lawns,
mulls, Swisses and
many new additions
DOM never before
seen, arc here in great
variety. Come, and
we'll help you make
Just a word about VAL.
LACES. We have them in
great quantities and can show
you more styles in five min?
utes than you can see else?
where in half an hour.
Those quaint match sets in
both real and imitation
THREAD LACES are here in
Our stock of EAABROIDER
IES was never larger, and the
distinctly new things that we
are showing in Swiss nain?
sook and cambric edges and
insertings, are a host in them?
selves. We are headquarters
for India Linons.
Special Sale of Furs
GOING ON NOW.
206 Main St., Norfolk, Va.
ACADEMY OP MUSIC BUILDING.
Both Phones-States. S22; Bell. 10S3.
Look In On Us
When you need Dry Goods, and
you'll not regret it, our prices low and
the lowest, and the goods are always
12Kc. 40-lnch INDIA LINEN
same quality as last year.
New lino of SPUING DRESS GOODS
Just received. Over 15.000 yards f Edge
Just received. Over 15000 yards of Edgo
ing nnd Insertings at 5c per yard.
Other finer goods.
L. H. Whitehurst,
336 MAIN STREET.
New Phone 857._
THE HENRY WALKE CO.,
And Railroad Supplies,
HARDWARE AND SHIP CHANDLERY
?Giant" and "Giant Planer," Leather
Belting. "Giant." "Granite," and "Shaw
nut" Rubber Bolting.
Agent for Knowles* Steam Pumping
Machine. _ .
W. H.TAYLOR & CO.,
224 Water Street.
UAILBOAD. STEAMBOAT AND MILU
AncniS" for" this section for the sale of
?raion & Knight's Leather Beltinc New
York Belting and Backing Company's
Rubber Goods. Knowlton's Patent Pack*
lng. Snow Steam Pump?._my7
Norfolk Iron Works,
GEO. W. DUVAL & CO,
NO. IS WATER STREET, NORFOLK.
ENGINES. BOILERS. SAWMILL and
oil kind* of machinery of the most Im?
proved patterns. Also repairing at the
shortest not.ot. Particular attention to
steamboat work. OUVAL'S PATENT
BOILER TUBE FERRULES are the
only .perfect remedy for leaky boiler
tubes. ' They can be Inserted In a few.
minutes \by any englnter, and war?
ranted to atop leaks. j