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Topeka Joe Writes the Chief of
Police a Letter.
IT IS PROBABLY A JOKE.
Rot. Dr. But Mil Codi, of Selm?? Alabama,
Accepts Call to the l.ato Dr. Hopp'?
Church A Cltlsen of North Carolina in
Extrem!* at Hoipltal Tour Full Sledg?
ed Candidates for the Supreme Bench
MarvellooaEscape Will Speak In South?
ampton for Bryan.
(Special to Virginian-Pilot.)
Richmond, Va., Sept. 13.?Chief of
Police Howard to-day received a type?
written letter alleged to have been writ?
ten by "Topeka Joe," the Williams
burg bank robber. The letter was writ?
ten in a humorous strain and informed
the Chief that several Richmond banks
had been spotted and there was likely
to be some excitement before long.
The detectives here think that some
one is playing a joke on the Chief.
DR. CECIL IS COMING.
A letter was received here to-day
from Rev. Dr. Russel Cecil, of Seima,
Ala., accepting the call to the Second
Presbyterian Church, tendered him
some time ago, and saying that he
would begin his work in Richmond the
second Sunday In October.
The pulpit of the church to which Dr.
Cecil comes was formerly filled by the
late distinguished divine. Rev. Dr.
Moses D. H?ge.
NORTH CAROLINIAN IN
Mr. F. E. Bynum, of Wilson, N. C?
is near death at a hospital in this city
as the result of an operation for the
removal of his tonsils. The flow of
blood has not been altogether checked
even yet, and the patient Is prostrated
CANDIDATES FOR JUDGE.
The judgeshlp of the Supreme Court,
made vacant by the death of Judge
Riely, and to which Governor Tyler has
nppolnted Hon. A. A. Phlegar to serve
until there Is an election by the Legis?
lature. Is the subject of a great deal of
interest among the bar and Democratic
leaders of the State.
There are. up to date, four full-fledged
candidates in the field for the honor, as
follows: Hon. A. A. Phlegar. Incum?
bent: Judge William Hodges Mann, of
Nottoway; Judge S. G. Whittle, of
Henry, and Judge R. R. Prentis, of
The friends of all the aspirants are
very active, and this fight before the
caucus promises to be indeed a spirited
Senator William Sliands, of South?
ampton, is one of Judge Prentis' strong?
est leaders, and is making a personal
appeal to his friends in the Legisla?
ture to vote for him.
Judges Whittle and Mann are both re?
garded as strong candidates, and their
supporters seem hopeful of the out?
come. The same is true of the other
A MARVELOUS ESCAPE.
Mr. T. C. Livosay had a marvelous
escape from serious injury at Fox's
Island, at the foot of Ninth street,
about 9:20 o'clock this morning.
Llvesay Is employed by the Chesa?
peake nnd Ohio Railway Company on
the trestle work now going on in the
river. He had placed a tall ladder
against one of the piers of the new
trestle and had mounted about forty
feet when he lost his balance and fell,
the ladder going with him. He struck
on the rocks below, and for sr> ie time
was thought to be seriously injured.
WILL SPEAK FOR BRYAN.
Hon. George C. Gorhnm, of Washing
ton, D. C, who Is billed to speak at
Southampton on September 17th, wa?
for many years a strong Republican
leader, and was once secretary of the
United States Senate.
He came to Bryan on the sliver issue
In 1S06. nnd this year did a great deal
or work on the new Democratic cam?
He is a most captivating orator, ana
his speeeli will no doubt do much good
in the Second District light.
(Special to Virglnlan-Pilot.)'
Petersburg, Va., Sept. 13.?Grand
Commander Stith Polling, of the
Grand Camp of Confederate Veterans
of Virginia, received to-day the fob
lowing. recommendations of sponsors
and maids of honor to the Grand
camp, which meets next month at
Assistant Inspector General Carter
R. Bishop, of the Fourth District, rec?
ommends for sponsor Miss Rosa May
Seward, daughter of Mr. Simon How?
ard, of Petersburg.
Assistant Inspector General Harry
Wooding, of the Fifth District, recom?
mends for sponsor Miss Mary S. With?
ers, of Dnnvllle.
Assistant Inspector General, Captain
C. C. Taliaferro, of the Sixth District,
recommends for sponsor Miss Bessie
M. Rust, of Roanoke, and Miss Kilon
Edmundson Blair, of Salem, Va., for
maid of honor.
Assistant Inspector General Captain
Wm. A. Hill, of the Eighth District,
recommends for sponsor Miss Kate
Payne, of Culpeper, and Miss Kate
Williams, of Orange county, for maid
As previously announced in these
dispatches Miss Mary Overton, of Han?
over county, has been recommended
for sponsor from the Third District,
and Miss Margaret Leake. of Gooch
land couty, for maid of honor. Miss
Lucy Hale Whitman has been recom.
mended for sponsor for the Ninth DIs
trlst. and Miss Mary Preston Moore,
of Lexington, Va? has been recom?
mended for sponsor from the Tenth
The recommendations for sponsor
and mnid of honor from the First, See
and Seventh Districts have not yet
been received by Commander BolllnR.
In addition to the sponsor and maid
of honor from each of the ten Con?
gressional Districts in the State there
is also a sponsor and maid of honoi
from, the State at large, the appoint?
ment of which is made by Commander
Boiling, who said to-day that he had
not yet determined whom he would ap?
A forest fire has been burning for
some days in Dinwlddle county, near
Bain's aiding, whloh has destroyed the
standing timber on 254 acre" belonging
to Messrs. O. J. Bolssean and A. E.
Sheriff Edwards, ?2 Ille Of Wight I
county, came here this morning for
Frank White, a negro, who is charged
with felonious shooting, and arrested
hero a few days ago by the police.
The charge against White is that of
shooting at Mr. Hcndrlcks Bailey, of
Surry county, while the latter was
driving on the road in a buggy in com?
pany with Mr. Robert J. Little. The
shooting occurred In Isle of Wight
county, near the Surry county line.
White fired five shots at Mr. Bailey,
one of the balls going through the top
of the buggy. White, who had Been
In Bailey's employment, had recently
The County Court of Prince George
held its regular session to-day. Ow?
ing to the continued Illness of the,
chief witness for the Commonwealth,
the ease of the Commonwealth against
Thomas M. Ollllam, of this city,
charged with betrayal, was continued
The Democrats held a large and en?
thusiastic meeting during the day, and
were addressed by Hon. F. R. Las
slter, Robert Turnbull, J. T. Lawless,
and John L. Jeffers.
A meeting of citizens will be held to?
morrow to take such action as may bo
deemed best to provide practical as?
sistance and relief for the Galveston
About 300,000 feet of lumber piled
near Bllckvllle, Dinwiddle county, and
owned by Mr. R. H. Bain, was de?
stroyed by fire yesterday. The loss Is
estimated at $3,500, on which there Is
an insurance of $1,225. It is claimed
that the woods was set on Are from '
sparks from a locomtive on the Sea?
board Air Line Railway, and in this
way the lumber took fire.
A BENEFIT GAME.
Newport News, Va? Sept. 13.?Jus?
tice Brown took a decided stand yes
tevday in the question as to whether
the plumbers of the city shall pay a
license as required by the city ordi?
nance. Messrs. A. G. Flfer, Drew &
Dozier, Wm. Drebblng & Company,
Moyer & Sheppard and W. E. Cotton
were each fined $22.50 in the Police
Court *Or doing business without li?
All of the plumbers were repre?
sented by Messrs. B. B. Semmes and
E. S. Robinson, who noted an appeal
from the decision of Justice Brown.
The City Democratic Committee met
last night at the Amerlcus Demo?
cratic OT?b rooms, behind closed
doors, and appointed Messrs. Ruth.
Lottler and Henefer as a sub-commit?
tee to confer with a similar comlttee
from the reorganization forces relative
to formulating preliminaries for the
ward meetings of the 19th Instant. No
other details of the meeting were
A BENEFIT GAME.
The druggists and doctors falling to
get a frame with the Norfolk plll-roll
ers, have challenged local draughts?
men for a game, to be played on any
day but Sat'/lay, for the benefit of
Galveston sufferers. Mr. L. B. Rey?
nolds has been selected as manager
for the druggists and doctors.
DEATH OF MRS. NACHMAN.
Mrs. E. Nachman. wife of Mr. H.
Nnchman, died at 6:30 o'clock Tues?
day evening. The funeral took place
yesterday morning at Rlvervlew Cem?
etery. Two daughters, seven sons and
their wives and nineteen grandchil?
dren were at the bedside when the end
A TEN THOUSAND DOLLAR ROCK
(Special to Vlrglnlan-Pllot.)
Emporla, Vn? Sept. 13.?The Foun?
tain Creek Rock Quarry Company will
shortly equip a ten thousand dollar
rock quarry near Emporia. It will be
situated on the line of the Southern
Hallway, and will be a splendid ad?
dition to this community and section.
No finer Krade of cobble stone or rock
can be found in the South than that
which will lie developed here. The
output of the quarry will be very
heavy, but will have a ready sale.
The officers of the company in the
main are Norfolk capitalists, among
whom are Mr. N. Bcaman, president,
and W. H. Taylor, general manager.
The company will employ about one
THE GREENSVILLE GUARD.
The Greensville Guard, captained hv
W. T. Tlllor, of this city, is In a most
flourishing condition, and no liner mil?
itary company can be found in the
State. As a nucleus looking towards
the early erection of an armory, the
Guard will hold a bazaar this month
at Tillor's Hall, beginning on the 24th
and lasting five days. One night pri?
or to the close of the bazaar a mili?
tary hop will be given under tho au?
spices of Eiriporla's society ladles.
REMOVAL OF SHOPS RUMORED.
The people of Emporla would be
greatly pleased to see the Southern
Hailway Company move its shops here.
Recently many rumors have been cir?
culated to the effect that the j,impany
was contemplating a change "f loca?
tion, and no point on the road would
offer better facilities than here, from
the fact of the accessibility to the
Wnverly narrow-gauge, which has its
terminus at this point.
Many new and handsome residences
are under construction, and quite a
number will be built later In the fall.
The Virginlan-Pllot will be splendid?
ly received here. It Is crisp, complete
and ably edited, and will play a big
favorite with all.
THE PEEK FAMILY DROWNED?
Hampton, Va? Sept. 3.?There Is no
longer any doubt but what Captain
R. H. Peek and family were among
the many who lost their lives In the
terrible flood that visited Galveston
The telegram came last night to the
sister of the dead man, and was sent
by her younger brother, Mr. Charles
Peek, who is employed In one of the
banks of Galveston. It stated that
Captain Peek and his entire family
had been drowned, but Mr. Charles
Peek escaped and was then doing all
In his power to recover the bodies of
the dead relatives.
JAILOR W1NSLOW BETTER.
The condition of Jailor James A.
Wlnalow, who was taken suddenly ill
at the Jail Tuesday, was much lm
i proved yesterday. M. Wlnslow was
again able to be at his duties, and
while rather weak from the effects of
I bis tllness, he will very ltksty be all
i right in the next few days.
The manufacturers of Royal Baking
Powder have always declined to produce a
cheap baking powder at the sacrifice of
quality or wholesomeness.
The highest grade and most highly
refined ingredients only are employed in
Royal; hence its well known superiority.
It is always the case
that the consumer suffers
in pocket if not in health
by accepting cheap pow?
ders as substitutes for
Royal Baking Powder.
only a lair price,
and is cheaper
and better at its
price than any
similar article in
Care must be taken to avoid baking powders made ho%
alum. Such powders are sold cheap, becausethey cost but*
few cents per pound. " Just as good and cheaper" is a
fraudulent cry, intended to deceive the unwary. Alum is a
corrosive acid, which taken ia food means injury to health*
ROYAL BAKING POWDER CO., 100 WILLIAM 6T., NEW YORK.v
TOWN OF SUFFOLK.
Quarter of a Million Dollar Fire
in Washington, N. C.
Business Bouses on Four of the Principle
Streets Destroyed- Outside Aid Bad to
be Secured -Destructive Forest Fires -
(Special to Vlrglnlan-Pllot.>
Suffolk, Va., Sept. 13.?Fire broke out
to-day in Washington, N. C, and
burned several block? nf hntirtinr-Q on J
four or live streets before It was final?
ly gotten under control, about 5
o'clock this afternoon. At one time
the whole town seemed threatened, and
telegrams were sent for outside aid
from city fire departments. The fire ,
fighting facilities are limited in Wash- J
lngton. but heroic work was done for
The blaze started on a wharf near I
the liver front, and a strong wind soon j
sent it down Water street, where big I
business buildings and small , ones |
melted away like snow in August.
Market street was partially destroyed. |
Any estimate on the loss to-night is i
hardly more than a guess, but It Is be?
lieved that the total will reach a quar?
ter of a million dollars.
These are the principal firms about
the burned district, though it cannot
be stated positively that all of them
are vistlms: S. R. Fowler & Son, gen?
eral store; B. W. Ayers, general mer?
chandise; J. E. Hoyt, dry goods; F. V.
Howe, general store; E. Peterson &
Co.. wholesale grocers. It Is also
thought that, the wharves of the Old
Dominion Steamship Company were
destroyed, and possibly the hotel run
by Spencer & Bro.
Washington, a town of about 6.000
inhabitants. Is situated on the Famlico
river, Beaufort county, of w)|ch it is
the county seat.
The whole heavens, or rather that
part of them which compose Suffolk's
aerial vault, were to-day obscured by
smoke from the nearby forest fires.
Early In the morning It looked like a
dark cloud hovering over the south?
east, and It gradually spread to all
points of the compass.
The earth was shielded from the
parching rays of the sun, which at
times looked like a great ball of red
fire whose Intensity varied with the
density of the smoke. Big flakes of
white ashes settled over the ground
and resembled a small snow storm.
Large quantities of timber are being
destroyed, as well as fence, cord wood
and vegetation. The Dismal Swamp Is
dryer now than it has been for ten
years, and tracts of valuable timber
are threatened. The principal part of
the swamp is owned by Mr. W. N.
Camp, of Albion, Fla., who was in Suf?
There was a slight fire at Tarboro,
NORTH CAROLINA WOLVES.
It la roported that a small pack of
?wolves has been preying on hogs, sheep
and other small stock near Money's
Neck, N. C. One man set a big steel
trap and caught a wolf alive and an?
other of the beasts was shot. The
strange animals are not indigenous to
that section and people can't nccount
for their presence. They are said to
resemble Canadian wolves?about the
size uf a medium hound?and long,
small heads nnd pointed noses.
The AI. G. Field Big Minstrels are
soon to pay us a visit. It is a saying
as old as it is true, that "a man is
known by the company he keeps," and
Mr. Field is one of the men who never
keep anything but the best procurable.
This year is no exception to his long
established rule. His list of fun-makers
Is headed by Jake Welby. Will Haekett,
Fairmnn and Hyde and the Chesterfield
of modern minstrelsy. Mr. Dan Quln
! are the De VelvQS, French musical ex?
perts. In a musical act of live people,
j sparkling with real novelty and real
music; the great Knetzger, the marvel
of the century, and the famous Faust
: Family, of Australian acrobats. Of
course there la plenty of good singing
in the first part, which, by the way.
is entirely different from the usual
minstrel first part, and represents "A
Night in Paris during the Exposition."
The band and orchestra, always a fea?
ture with the AI. G. Field Minstrels,
are up to their usual superb standard,
and nothing is lacking to please the
thousands of patrons of this represen?
tative minstrel organization. It comes
in all Its glory to the City Hall Thea?
tre Monday, September 17th. Reserved
seats, at 70c. nnd yi.oo. will go on sale
at the box olllce In the City Hall to?
morrow (Friday) morning at 9 o'clock.
Mr. Ernest Milllngton. a painter, of
Suffolk, was at C:"0 this evening mar?
ried to Miss Ada Rogers, daughter of
William D. Rogers. The ceremony was
performed at the residence, of the
bride, a few miles south of Suffolk.
Only relatives and a few friends were
It is said that there will be two or
three mnrrlngcs among Suffolk's young
people before Thanksgiving Day.
The Bryan-Stevenson and Maynnrd
Banner went up over Washington
Square this afternoon. It's the big?
gest ever unfurled, Is well painted and
bears large lithographs of Bryan and
Stevenson. On the bottom of the ban?
ner Is printed this line: "The Consti?
tution and the flag."
Misses Carrie Saunders and Mamie
Williams, of the county, left to-day for
Miss Sallle Pruden. of Isle of Wight
county, left to-day to resume study In
the Episcopal school at Chaham, Vu.
Dr. F. W. Whltehead. of Suffolk,
who had been sick in Fair View, N. C,
is reported as improving.
Miss Florence Parr has gone to visit
friends In Pennsylvania.
Miss Eva Nelms has returned from
Norfolk, accompanied by Mr. and Mrs.
P. E. Green.
Cliff Jones and Wesley Lloyd have
returned from a trip to New York.
County Treasurer and Mrs. Ellis left
to-night for Vienna, Md., to visit their
daughter. Mrs. Emil Hoernecke. From
there a party will go to New York.
Mr. S. S. Hosier has returned from
Lowery, Va., where he passed several
THE VIRGINIA TYLERS
A BIG FAMILY REUNION AT PHIL?
(By Telegraph to Virginian-Pilot)
Philadelphia, Sept. 13.?Tylers from
every section of the country are hert
J attending the annual family reunion.
Among the prominent persona of that
name here are Governor J. H?ge Tyler,
of Virginia; Prof. Henry M. Tyler, ot
Smith College, Northampton, Mass.,
and Prof. Charles M. Tyler, of Cornell
University. This is the first reunion
attended in numbers by the Southern
Tylers, from which branch came Pif?l
A meeting was held at which it devel?
oped that there were 10.0UO descendants
of the original Tylers, who landed In
j Virginia in 16S3, and that there wert
three great branches, one in Massa?
chusetts, one in New Jersey and Penn?
sylvania and one in Virginia,
j Memorial resolutions were passed foi
j twenty-five Tylers who died since the
last reunion. The secretary announced
that titty new members hud been en?
The following officers were elected:
Prof. Charles M. Tyler, of Co.nell,
President; Governor Tyler, of Virginia,
First Vice-Presideht; Henry B. Tyler,
.of Philadelphia, Second Vice-President;
and John J. Tyler, of Philadelphia, pat
I ron. W. I. Tyler Brlgham was con?
tinued as secretary and historian.
I To-day the Tylers visited Atlantic
Filling the advertising space bought
intelligently is far more important
than buying the space cheap.?
SUFFOLK ADVERTISEM E'TS
1~jToR R E NT?T WO STORY ft ROOM
- residence. No. 112 Kllby street, for
$12.00. Applv to Mrs. Dora Kllby. 112
Kllby street. Suffolk, Va. Sel3-3t
WANTED? M A I. B PRINCIPAL OF
experience, with first grade certiil
cate. for graded school at Driver. Session
begins October 1st. Pile applications
with S. J. PARK ER, Secretary, Beaman,
FOR SALE CHEAP-GOOD SECOND
hand REMINGTON Typewriter, and
second-hand Callgraph, both In good
order. WOODARD & EDAM, Suffolk,
SIXTKKNTU ANNUAL SBASOX.
THE AL. C. FIELD
DIRECTION OF DAN QUINLAN.
OLDEST. BIGGEST. BEST.
The Host of Features from Two Worlds.
The Most Expensive Organization
City Hall Theatre.
MONDAY, 8EPT. 17TH.
1> "served seats on ealo Friday morning
at J o'clock. Prices?26c to $1.00. ael4-3t
BRYAN, STEVENSON AND MAY
NARD CLUB ORGANIZED.
Phoebus, Va., Sept. 13.?A Bryan and
Stevenson Democratic Club has been
organized here with Mr. James Mitch?
ell, president; Mr. Phil. Fuller, vice
president; Mr. Mike Soods, secretary:
Mr. Bouts Isidor, treasurer.
Resolutions were adopted by the club
endorsing Bryan, Stevenson and May
nard. All Democrats are Invited "to
attend the meeting, which will be held
Friday night at S o'clock In Boyenton
Food and Sloop
are necessary to life and health. If you
can't eat and Sleep take Hood's Sarsap
arllla. It created u good- appettc, cures
Indigestion und dyspopsln, overcomes ner?
vousness and gives sweet, restful, re?
The favorite cathartic Is Hood's Pills.
E. L. MAYER. WM. M. WIIALEY.
MAYER <& CO.,
Manufacturers' Agents, Importers and
and supplies, Tools. Shafting and Pulleys,
Engines nnd Boilers, Pumps. Injectors,
Syphones, IIuse. Iron Pipe nnd Fittings,
Valves, Cocks. &c.. Saws, Rafting Gear,
Bolts, Nuts, Washers, Belting. Packing,
Wast., Iron, Steel. Nails. Oils, Cordage.
Wo guarantee the quality of our goods
and also prompt delivery, and with In?
creased fncilllies wo are prepared to moot
all competitors. Inquiries and orders are
3S COMMERCIAL PLACE.
Tfisfs must Be SomsininQ M
In sight when birds of different
feathers flock together?as the
Powers are doing. When wise
buyers flock to us it goes without
saying that we have a good
thing in opr Cost.
Geo. W. Taylor & Co..
61 Granby St., Norfolk. Va.