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NEWS FROM RICHMOND AND OTHER PARTS OF VIRGINIA.
A New York Crank Writes Gov?
HE ISSUES A DECREE
llnrrioi! People Ordered to Separate
? servants Mnst Tic Dlaclinrited?
Tint lounl state and Principal Offi?
ce r? Munt Bealgn?A Movere Pennl<
ty-Tbe R. P. A C. Iliillrond - A
(Special to Virglnlan-Pilot.)
Richmond, Va,, Juno 23.?A letter
came to the Governor's office to-day
that Is "beyond doubt the crankiest
epistle yet received by Governor Tyler,
or probably by any of his predecessors.
A3 Private Secretary Owen said: "It
lays over anything that has turned up
The letter consists of a large number I
of cflosely written pages. At the top
of the first page is written, "Vent, Vidi,
Vici," Verbum Laprlenta." and beneath
Is, "Palace of the InVlncl King, New
York City, N. Y. The letter, -which, is
a decree, opens as follows:
"Benjamin F. Hunter, King, Pr., and
Lawgiver of all nations, languages and
peoples, to J. Hodge Tyler, Esq., Gov?
ernor of Virginia, Executive Chamber,
city of Richmond, Greeting:" etc.
Then follows the decree, -which pur?
ports to be citations from the royal
books of the law. Governor Tyler Is
first Informed that after July 1, 1S!)9.
nil people 'iving together as man nnd
wife, whether having a marriage certi?
ficate or not, must cease to do so and
remain as the unmarried utt'lil he es?
tablishes his marriage bureau at Wash- j
it.gton and New York, from which cer- j
tlflcates of marriage must be obtained.
If the Decree Is disregarded, the guilty
shall be bound hand and foot and
hanged, and their bodies thrown to the
hogs and vultures.
MUST DISCHARGE SERVANTS.
He also tells the Governor thalt after
July 1 all persons employing servants
must discharge them, and that on that
date all National, State, county nnd
municipal officials, from President Mc?
Kinley down, must resign their ofl\c03.
The penalty of disobedience In every
Instance Is hanging. He concludes by
telling the Governor that he himself Is
next to God In rank, nnd with much cir?
cumlocution states emphatically that
what he says goes. Tho letter Is evi?
dently the-work of a madman.
THE RAILROAD WORK.
The Richmond, Petersburg and Caro?
lina Railroad Company has directed its
real estato agent to notify the tenants]
of property recently purchased In Rich?
mond to vacate the premises by the 1st
of August. Active preparations are I
making for the condemnation of sw h
real estate as may be needed, which
has not been bought at private sales
Tho comnany expects very soon tu be
gin the work of constructing the line
between Petersburg and Richmond. The
Iron work for the bridge to be erected
across James river hits been practically
completed by the Pennsylvania Steel
Company. There will be seven spans
of 103 feet each. The contract for the
masonry will be let soon, and as soon
ns this work is done the bridge can
be eomnleted In six weeks. There will
be 850 feet of viaducts in the approaches
to the bridge. The Pennsylvania com?
pany has the contract for this work
By the 1st of September It Is believed
the work of removing buildings pre?
paratory to the laying?at?tracks
through the city will be commenced. It j
is hoped to have the entire line in suc?
cessful operations early next year.
A RUMOR DENIED.
President John Skelton Williams, of I
the Seaboard Air Line, Georgia and |
Alabama and Florida Central and Pen?
insular, said to-dny there was no truth
In the report that the services of seve?
ral big officials of the three lines are
to be dispensed with. Only agencies of
the three roads in various cities arc to
be consolidated as a matter of economy.
AN EARLY PRIMARY.
The movement looking to the holding
of an early primary Is apparently los?
ing ground, though its advocated say
As soon as It was stated that nomi?
nations might be made in July those
who objected to so early a date began
to bestir themselves, and it looks as if
they might succeed In having the pri?
mary postponed until September or Oc?
Chairman Wallace, of the City Com?
mittee, at present favors a primary
about the usual time. He says, how?
ever, that he will take the responsi?
bility of convening the committee with?
out being petitioned if convinced that
the people want early nominations.
Mr. Wallace states that In his Judg?
ment a plan that will be fair to all is |
'ar more important than the date.
A party of 200 excursionists from
Cincinnati will spend a day and a
night here on July I4th. They have en-*
gaged quarters nt Ford's Hotel. From
Richmond they will go to Old Point,
and thence to New York by the Old
Dominion Steamship lane.
These visitors will he here while the!
city is filled with visitors to the Rap- j
tist Young People's Union Convention.
mr. GRirnns dead.
Mr. William Henry Grubbs, of Han-I
over, died yesterday evening at hl* |
residence, near Cold Harbor.
He was a brother of Mr. James T. I
Grubbs. of this city. The funeral took |
plane this afternoon.
The only reason In the world why
two, or three, or four tirrjes as many
people do not use the "Want Ad." ns
an Inexpensive and veTy convenient
method of securing their wants it> be?
cause they "Just never happen to think
Be?w tho _^lhe Kin(1 You lla,(fl. *lw?vs Boucxht
A Letter From Hon. Anthony IYI,
Illicit DUtlllery Caplnreil in L?nen?
barg-ltellen of in* Civil War-Im.
provemouti n( Eiuporli??A County
Petersburg, Va., June 23.?On Mon?
day last United States Deputy Collec?
tors Charles Gte and C. J. Newcomb
seized and destroyed an Illicit distillery
at Wattsboro. I.unenburg county, said
to belong to Mr, C. W. Hardle. This dis?
tillery had a capacity of five hundred
gallons every twenty-four hours. The
collectors also seized five hundred gal?
lons of beer, one hundred and fifty gal?
lons of whiskey, three barrels of mo?
lasses and seventy-live fermentors.
RELICS OF THE WAR.
Captain 13. W. Mosby, the courteous
and efficient conductor on the Rich?
mond, Petersburg and Carolina rail?
road, is the posessor of two boards im?
bedded with bullets which were cut
from two trees at Burgess Mill, iu Din
wlddle county. One of these boards has
in it three bullets and the other two
bullets. The bullets in the latter were
fired In opposite directions. All of the
bullets are supposed to have been fired
Into these trees during the attempt of
the Federal army to enter Petersburg
In October. 1SG4.
IMPROVEMENTS AT EM PORTA.
The report of Mr. P. E. Burgwynn,
civil engineer of Richmond, Va., was
so satisfactory as to the possibilities of
the development of the water power at
Emporla, Va.. that capitalists have pur?
chased the property and will proceed
to make the improvements.
Those contemplated are the erection
of a cotton mill, corn mill and furni?
ture factory, and the use of power to
supercede steam in the present facto?
PRETTY MARRIAGE) IN DIN
There was a very pretty marriage at
the residence of the brother of the
bride, Mr. S. J. Mayer, in Dlnwiddie
county, on the 19th instant, when Mr.
Z. Morris Keen ,of Newark, N. J.. was
united in marriage to Miss Catharine
A. Mayer. Rev. Charles Green officiated.
The bride was attired in a handsome
white silk organdie trimmed over elab?
orately with white satin rihhon and
carried a bouquet of white carnations
and maiden hair fern. The groom was
In the conventional black. Miss Jose
phene Mayer, the mahl of honor wore
canary colored silk, trimmed with white
Ince. After the marriage refreshments
were served. The couple came to Pe?
tersburg and left on an extended trip
Miss Annie Rolfe, daughter of Mr. W.
R. Rolfe, of this city, is quite sU It.
Miss Sallie Dunstan, a widely known
yotmg lady of this city, is quite ill at
Rev. Father O'Farrcll, pastor of St.
Joseph's Church, received a letter this
week from Hon. Anthony M. ICelley,
Judge of the International Court, at
Cairo, Egypt, n life position to which h^
was apolnted by President Cleveland.
Judge Kelley Is a native of Petersburg,
and received his early education in St.
Joseph's School here. He Is known to,
and admired, by all our people, as a
man of profound and brilliant attain?
ments. He writes, however, that he Is
getting advance.1 in year.-, and has lit?
tle expectation of ever returning to his
old home again. He has only been here
once since he went to Cairo.
Big Cut in Grain Rates From
Will CUT Inte. I irret ttotHliiT - Tile
Alexandria, wuti a Cargo or
Twenty locomotives. Will fcatl
To-morrow I'rom Copenhagen.
Newport News, Va., June 23.?On
Monday tho rate of grain from Chi?
cago to Newport News and other East?
ern ports will suffer a heavy cut, and
beginning with that date the shipments
of grain to this city will increase in
largo quantities. During the past two
weeks the receipts of oats and corn
here have been enormous, and the 1 ,
750,000 bushel elevator Is about full. To
use the words of one of the Chesapeake
and Ohio Railroad officials, "the com?
pany needs Its new 1,000,000 bushel ele?
vator right now."
Tho cuit In rates from Chicago by the
railroads centering there will greatly
benefit this port, and it is exported that
other roads will soon follow with sim?
ENGINES FOR SWEDEN.
Tho Danish steamship Alexandra,
which has been In port for the past
fcwo weeks loading engines for Sweden,
will sail to-morrow evening for Copen?
hagen with her valuable cargo.
The Alexandra dropped down to the
coal piler from the shipyard early In
the week and has taken on sufficient
co.il to last her the voyage, she is
one of the United States Shipping Com?
pany's^ chartered vessels, and the en?
gines are consigned to their rare. At
Copenhagen the twenty locomotives
will be unloaded and shipped to Cloten
The Richmond Locomotive Works
built these peculiarly constructed iron
horses, which have neither cow-catch?
ers nor bells. They were shipped here
In parts and have been carefully lohded
aboard the ship which is to carry them
across the ocean.
T. M. C. A. NOTES.
Tho changes started at the Young
Men's Christian Association last week
are almost completed, and It Is expect?
ed that by Monday the Association will
occupy Us new addition on the second
floor of the Jones building. The equip?
ment for the new bath room has ar?
rived and will be put In nt once. When
the Improvements are completed the
Y. M. C. A. will occupy the entire sec
ond floor of the building.
TOWN OF SUFFOLK
A Pretty Fifteen Year Old Girl
Tlie Body of ii '! lveh c Tear Old Boy
Recovered From Nmllti'a CreeU
Ocnlli of Dick smltu ?A Boy
Blnnnled-Ollier Mm ten.
(Special to Vlrglnlan-Pllot.
Suffolk, Va., June 23.?Last evening
at sunset pretty Lydia Robins, 15 years
old, gave up her young life in the dark
waters of Chuckatuck creek. She was
out rowing with girl friends about the
same oge?Misses OUle Richardson,
Maggie Adams nnd Lcnora Mertlg. Ly?
dia was In the boat's bow. She reached
over In the water to grab something
and fell. She was visiting the family
of Captain S. R. Hazlcwood, at Crit
tenden, twenty miles from here. That's
near tho confluence of Chuckatuck
creek with James river.
STRUGGLED WITH THE WAVES.
As Lydia disappeared beneath the
water her companions gave little yells
of alarm. None of them could swim.
It was agonizing to see their young
friend battle hopelessly for life. The
battle was short. Site had gone down
the last time before any assistance
could come from the shore. The water
Is about sixteen feet deep at that point.
The body was recovered.
The remains were sent to New Kent
county, the home of the deceased, for
DROWNED IN SMITH'S CREEK.
After several hours of awful, weary
suspense, tho body, of Henry Newell,
12 years of age, was fished from the
bottom of Smith's creek, two miles from
here, about 11 o'clock last night. Hen?
ry's mother, Mrs. George M. Newell, of
Washington. D. C, had missed him In
the afternoon, and though she feared
the worst, all hope was not relinquished
till the lifeless body was found.
FOR HENRY'S SAKE.
Henry was In delicate health and it
was for his sake and In pursuance of
his doctor's orders that his father, Mr.
George M. Newell, of Washington, D.
C. decided to establish a summer home
near Pitch Kettle bridge, in Nanse
mond county. Mr. Now ell Is an expert
protographcr employed by the Treas?
ury Department In Washington. The
family arrived at their summer resi?
dence less than a week ago.
HOW IT HAPPENED.
LI t tie Henry was accustomed to be?
ing humored. He and his mother went
down to the creek, where a boat was
moored. Henry hnd a hand net, and was
playing, Mrs. Newell went to a nearby
spring to get a glass of water, and
when she returned Henry had disap?
peared. Inquiry falling of his wherea?
bouts, nnd then a search party was or?
ganized. It Is suposed he sank Imme?
diately after falling. The boy may have
had an epileptic fit. He was subject to
The remains will bn taken to Hender?
son. N. C. for burial. Mr. Newell. Mrs.
K. B. Coghlll, of Henderson, Mrs. New
Mi's mother, and Mrs. H. E. Brewer, of
Rocky Mount, her sister, came tn
nlght. Mrs. Newell is a niece of Mrs. B.
F. Ashhurn, and a cousin of Mrs. John
I King, of Suffr.lt:.
Little Henry was n very bright boy.
He was r.dlglous in tendency and about
six months ago Joined a Presbyterian
Church in Washington.
DICK SMITH DEAD.
Mr. Richard Smith, a well-known citi?
zen of the county, died suddenly last
night at his home, near Somerton. He
was something over 60 years old. He
leaves a family. The funeral took place
to-day. The burial was near his late
A POY MANGLED,
einen Edwards, U years old, tried to
hoard a moving Norfolk and AVesiern
freight train at 1 o'clock to-day. The
act was fatal. Orten fell between the
cars nnd was dragged some distance,
the wheels grinding his limbs Into
mince meat. Pieces "f bone and flesh
were left along the rails.
The injured boy was taken to the
Norfolk and Western depot nnd the
road's surgeon. Dr. W. W. Murray,
summoned. Dr. Murray saw he couldn't
recover. All he could do was to make
dying easy. Injections were adminis?
tered. The right leg was ground off
near the body, while the left one was
crushed below the knee. Lying there
mangled and bleeding, a sickly sight,
the sufferer bore up bravely and waited
for death. He was tlmmiiphly con?
scious and continued to ask for water.
Death came about 5 o'clock.
Green was a s m of Ellas Edwards, n
well liked colored man employed at the
NOT ENOUGH NAMES YET.
There was another meeting of citi?
zens to-night for furthering a local
military organization. They got a few
j more names, making about half enough
to organize. The next meeting will be
Thursday of next wci k,
Suffolk's colored ball team went off
with an excursion and played against
a Newport News team. Some of them
wen1 disabled when they got home.
Dave Armstrong had a Jaw bone
broken nnd Bradford Hunter was
slabbed. The game bad a close finish,
but Suffolk claimed a victory. A row
came nt the end. in which ball, bats
and pistols could he seen- The Suffolk
boys bad bricks to follow (hem nfler
they boarded the cars. Bloodfteld peo?
ple- were in the fracus.
SAM HOLLAND DISCHARGED.
Conti convened to-day in the county
to hear the case against Sam T. Hol?
land, who hail a dlfllculty with Luther
I.liter over a watch trade. Lawyer S.
E. Everett, of Suffolk, appeared for
the defense. Justices R. II. Raker. F.
W. Rawles and R. C. Doughtrey pre?
sided. Holland was dismissed.
A horse being driven by Assistant
rpHE ONLY WAT MOST MEN WH
J save money Is a l.ttlo at a time sy"s'
tcmntlc saving. The experience of prac?
tical men. who know, say that a cood
wav to save money Is to invest In LIKK
INSURANCE It means laying asido a
sui.,11 amount each year and receiving
your money back with larce prollts at a
tlmo when you need It most. Kor this
purpose the best pol.cy is the Ulfo Rate
Kndowment Issued by tho Union Central.
For full Information call on or write to
WOODWARD St ELAM. Suffolk. Va.
Posmaster Beverly Brothers, whose
wife was with him, got unruly this eve?
ning. Tho occupants alighted with?
out Injury. Tho animal then ran and
broke tho carriage, which waa left be?
TALES OF PEOPLE"
Miss Jennie Ware Pretlow arrived
to-night for a short visit to her sister,
Mrs. James I* McLemore. Bank and
Pinner streets. Miss Pretlow has been
teaching In Loudon county, and is
now en route to her home in Southamp?
Mr. H. J. Bowen found a May Queen
Ice cream freezer on tho sidewalk. The
owner can have It by colling at his
home, No. *! Grace street.
Messrs. J. T. Sheets and J. D. Cor
bell, of Port Norfolk, Va., were in Suf?
Mr. E. E. Wagner, a merchant of
Everett, was In town to-day.
Rev. J. It. Taylor, of Wake Forest,
N. C, will preach for Rev. J. F. Love
at the Baptist Church Sunday morn?
ing. The pastor will fill his pulpit In
Miss Mary Lltchfield, of Ablngdon,
Va. is visiting the Misses Carpenter
at 15 Franklin street.
Sunday will be observed as Chil?
dren's Day at Providence Methodist
Hon. J. E. Booker returned to-day
Miss Patt'ie Pretlow, who had been
visiting In Washington a month, arr?
ived to-day to be Mrs. R. S. Boykln's
guest before returning to her home,
Willie McAnge nnd Jim Twitty have
returned from collego to passtheir
vacation at home?tho former from
Blacltsburg, and the latter from the
Virginia Military Institute.
' bang* of Sctlrrlnle C\ A <?. lion m ii v
Notice Is hereby given that steamer
Louise will leave Portsmouth, on and
after Sunday. June 20th, at 6:30 a. m.,
instead of CMO a. m., as now advertised.
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Time and Installment Price
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_ GEO. B. TODD. Manager-_
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