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NEWS FROM RICHMOND AND OTHER PARTS' OF VIRGINIA.
OUR RICHMOND NEWSLETTER Death of W Richard E. Frayser Yesterday Morning. NEW TORPEDO BOAT InTlinttnn* to tbe Lnnnobluc; laaueci _Tb? <Inll to Rev. Kobtrt XV. FnU lon( ot Roniioke-A Fnr?well to Sllaalonnrtca to JTnpnn-Denlb or Str. Edgar U. < njcu-Uudertronnd Condnit* Richmond, Va,, Dec. 22.?Captain Richard B. Frayser passed away at 4:30 o'clock this morning at the Re? treat for the Sick, after a lingering illness. His trouble had been a compli? cation of ailments the chief of which was Brlght's disease. Tbe remains were taken to his home. The funeral ar? rangements will be made later. Captain Frayser's health had not teen good since oarly In the year. Ills trouble assumed an acute form about six months ago, but he rallied from that attack and afterwards enjoyed fairly good health. Several weeks ago his condition again caused alarm, and he was removed to the Retreat for the Sick. There ho received the best medi? cal attontlon and careful nursing, but human skill was not able to defer the final Divine summons. During the war between the States Captain Frayser rose from private to a captaincy on General J. E. B. Stuart's staff. Ho was captured and Imprison? ed nine months, but finally released. Ho surrendered with Lee at Appomat tox. Returning to Richmond be embarked In newspaper work on the "Whig and other paper?, and was once Superin? tendent of Public Printing. In 1SS3 ho established the Richmond Mercantile and Manufacturing Journal. Captain Frayser was also a member of the Richmond I3ar. During the Presidential campnign of 1S96. Captain Frayser was an earnest supporter of Bryan, and won the so? briquet "Silver Dick," of which he was Justly proud. THE LAUNCHING. The William R. Trlgg Company have Issued Invitations tr> the launching of the United States torpedo boat Stock? ton, which lakes place on the 27th In? stant nt 1 o'clock. Owing to the illness of Miss Virginia Stockton, of Philadelphia, she wiil bo prevented from participating In the launching ceremonies. However, a relative of the Commo? dore will be the sponsor, nnd will be on hand to break the bntlle over the prow of the Stockton. Tbe name of Mips Catherine Stockton, of Princeton, N- J., was presented by ex-Senator John P. Stockton, of Trenton, and she has been selected as sponsor by tbe Trlgg Com? pany. It If, thought many relative?! of Commodore Stockton will be nt the launching, besides the parents of Miss Catherine Stockton. MR. PATTON'S CALL.. Rev. Robert Patton, of Roanoke, Is Jn the city, the guest of Rev. and Mrs. William Alexander Barr. (Mr. Patton met the congregation at St. Mark's Church last night, and bad a. short talk with reference to the work In that church. lie, however, has not yet decided whether he will accept the call, and will not for several days. BID THEM FAREWELL. Confirmation services will be held at Monumental Church by Bishop Gibson Sunday morning. In the afternoon a farewell service to Dr. and Mrs. Rudolph Teusler, who loave for Tokio, Japan, Tuesday. Rev. J. Lindsay Patton, the missionary, will make an address and Rev. Mr. Barr will also make a short talk. Dr. Teusler goes as a medical missionary nnd will be s tat foiled at St. Luke's Hospital In Tokio. He will not return for seven years. RA'ILS SECURED. The work of laying the tracks for the experiment which is to be made with tho Jenkins underground conduit street railway system, was commenced yes? terday. Seven hundred feet of track will be laid. The rails were secured from the Richmond, Fredericksburg and Potomac Railway Company, which kindly loaned them for the purpose of the experiment. PETERSBURG. A FIRE?A CHILDREN'S TREAT MASONIC SENTIMENT. (Special Cor. Virginian-Pilot.) Petersburg, Va., Dec. 22.?This morn? ing about 3:15 o'clock an alarm of tire was turned In, which was caused by tho discovery of flames In the penntu cleaning factory of Chleves- & Co., and but for the valuable services rendered by tho Fire Department the building would In all probability have been con? sumed. In the building there was Stored about 350 bags of shelled Span? ish peanuts and between 300 and 100 bushels of unshclled nuts. The (Ire originated In the boiler room, but from What cause Is not known. Tho loss on stock Is estimated at $3i500, on which there was an Insurance of $2,000 In the following companii^: The Queen, of New York, $500: the Sun, of London, J5C0; the Manchester, of Manchester, England, $500, and the United Stales of New York, $1.000. The factory.which was badly .gutted, was owned by Mrs. William Chleves, of New York. There lo an Insurance of $1,000 on the build? ing and $500 on machinery. This fac? tory gave employment to about twenty five hands. A VISIT. ; Mr. Riehard L. Witty, formerly as? sistant physical director of the Calves ton (Texas) Young Men's Christian Association, has come lo this city from Springfield, Moss, where he has been attending tbe International Y. M. C A Training School. Mr. Witty will con? duct the gymnastic exhibition to be given by tho gymnasium class of the Petersburg Y. M. C. A Thursday night A OIIBLDTIK'N'S TREAT. The Believers' Sunday school held a children's treat at Gospel Hall, on Commerce Btreet, to-night, which was largely uttended. The first (prize tos awarded to the pupil who had attended fifty-one Sundays during the past year, second prize to the pupil who had at? tended forty-seven Sundays; also first and second prizes In each class' who had committed the -most scriptural text to memory. The prizes were lloral scriptural texts, neatly framed. In ad? dition to the prizes, each child re? ceived a bag of candy and fruit. Those not entitled to a prize were awarded a scriptural text, not framed. Several Interesting addresses were mado. MASONIC TEMPLE. ?Appomattox Commandery, No. 6, Knights Templars, of this city will as? semble at the asylum Monday at 12 m. and unite In a proper observance of the following sentiment, which has been prepared for the coming Christ? mas: "To our most Eminent Grand Master, Newton Hcdley Lloyd. May the Lord send him all the blessings which his faithful Knights wish htni on this Merry Christmas." The Grand Master sends the following response: "Sir Knights, may He who provides all things, endow you with wisdom and power to illustrate to your lives and conduct the principles taught by Him. whose advent we this day commemo? rate." TRAIN DERAILED. Owing to the locomotive and several cars on the Atlantic Coast Line jump? ing the track, on the trestle bridge across the Appomattox River here, this morning, the "cannon ball" train for Norfolk had to be run around on the Belt Line and then Into the city. The local passenger train for Rich? mond also passed over the Belt Line. No one was Injured by the accident. NEWPORT NEWS. Shooting of a Negro Burglar Cut minates in a Riot. In i In- Gearrnl Fleht n Negro Wnn Kv vfrciy Injured-Further Trouble Finnrotl -Sereroly Bnrnett?X Keims impi-r hold Out. (Speclul to VIrglnlan-Pilot.) Newport News, Va., December 22.? To-day furnished the Inevitable cul? mination of a drama, the first scenes of which have been shifting through the passing of recent weeks. Since the first of December there have been an abnormal number of rob? beries and burglaries, the majority of which were perpetrated In that section i of the city known as Rocketts, inhab? ited chiefly by negroes, Polish and Rus? sian Jews, and the demi-monde. A number of the citizens owning business houses found It necessary to stand guard all night at their places. Re? cently the Council put on ten special policemen, most of whom were put over In this neighborhood. The burglaries I continued and a number of the He | brow residents, upon their own request, wore sworn in as specials so they could guard their own property with some protection from the law. The public has been expecting to hour of a burglar being shot for weeks, find this morning the expectation was realized. Mrs. Ida Rome, a widow, runs a llt I tie shop on Twenty-third street. For several days she had been missing money from her cash drawer, and last night she got three of her neighbors, j who had been sworn In, to come nround and see If they could not catch the j thief. These neighbors wore Sam White j and Abe Levins, grocers, and their brother. Sam Jacobs, nil Hebrews. KILLED THEIR MAN. About 1 o'clock this morning, as the three, with loaded revolvers cocked, were wailing In tho dark Inside the store, a man came In through the win? dow and started for the till. They hailed him. He turned and thoy open? ed up on him. firing eleven shots at close range. But two took effect, one in the leg. the other under the should? er, the latter causing death In about ten minutes. The burglar proved to he a negro by the name of Phil Wil? liams, known ns the "BlarMc Kid." The three men were technically placed un? der arrest and detained at the store until later In tho morning, when an Inquest was held, the verdict being that the burglar came to his death through justifiable shooting on the part of the three men. Now, at all times, there Is a strong feeling among the negroes of Rocketts, as elsewhere, against tho Hebrews, and (heats were freely made at the time of the shooting and nftcr the coroner's Inquest. Shortly after the Inquest John Har? per, n negro en^ng d >n a discuss on of the episode with a Hebrew, whom ho presently knocked down. Ike Kahn, n special, went up to Harper and at? tempted to arrest him. Harper eluded an est anil fled. ICnhn pursued htm to White's Row, several btoeks above and shot hint in tho fleshy part of the loir. The negro ran into a store, followed by Kahn. Officer Crump and L. Hoi* weig. When tho three came out of the store they found at least a thousand negroes gathered there. No sooner had the ofllccrs come In sieht than they were greeted with n shower of brick? bats and other missiles. A RISST. Then there wns a riot, in one sense. lhoi:gh no one seems to know exactly what actually happened. E-vcrwbody who had a sun began to shoot. Holz WOlg says lie shot his way throuijh the Crowd, but shot In the air. The reg? ular officer used his club. Bullets, recks, bricks, sh-lls and other missies rained through the air. nccompnn ed by discordant veils, oaths and the shrill notes of pMlce whistles summoning as? sistance. In a few minutes eight or ten regular officers wore on the scene and the Incipient riot wns quelled. It was found that another negro, Jim Cross, who bears an unenviable reputation, had been shot In the head. A number ef other people had been struck with other missiles, but Cross Is the only man who was seriously Injured. He may die: he may get well. ARRESTED AND BAILED. ICnhn and Jlolzwelg were formally nlacod under arrest and brought over to the police station, where thoy were Immediately balled, the former In the Stitrt of $250, the latter In the sum of $100. 1 William L?,wion, a negro, was arrest crl and Jailed for Inciting n riot. A hun? dred other similar arrests might have been made, and others probably will follow. It is believed by many that the ball? ing of Kahn, Holzweig and the others at this time was impolitic, for it has only crcuted deeper feeling against them among 'the negroes of Rocketts, and further trouble was predicted when the men were released. They were ad? vised to keep away from Rockeets for a while. SEVERELY BURNED. Mrs. Green, wife of James Green, a painter at the shipyard, while in a fit tills afternoon, dropped a lighted lamp. She was burned bla?k front the knees up and cannot live. NEWSPAPER SOLD. The Evening Journal property was Bold this afternoon tinder a deed of ir;;jt for $560, less than a third of the indebtedness. It was bought in be W. C. Stewart, representing the trustees. The p-nper suspended publication two weeks ago. SUFFOLK Day's Point Land Company's Char? ter Broadened, Itullrouri Ku'iitlnyeei* Got ClirlMutn Turkey*-- A Doublo I/nvcllliiir II m-ricituo Keep* Pence?A J.m;;i llntcti of Holiday Pemonnli, (Special to Vlrglnlnn-PIlot.) Suffolk, Va., December 22.?Circuit Judge Prentls has amended the char? ter of the Day's Point Land and Im? provement Company, of Isle of "Wight county. The capital stock is increased from $60,000 to n maximum of $500,000. It was done In vacation. The corporation will improve proper? ty, build houses, build factories and other structures at Day's Point, which Is about five miles from Smithfleld. The chief officers live in New York. The corporation bns several privileges not vested in the old charter given by former Judge Hill. It has a right to hold 10,000 acres of real estate at one time. There Is plenty of money and en? terprise behind the thing, and contigu? ous territory can expect many bene? fits by reason of Its existence. The new corporation will virtually build a new town and thereby bring about all the concomitant financial good. CORPORATION TURKEYS. The Suffolk and Carolina to-day made glad the hearts of their employes. All the local men who work on the road were given a Christmas turkey. There were forty-one of the birds given away. They were drawn by lot. Tbe Suffolk nnd Carolina Is n corpo? ration thnt believes in sharing good things with the people who help to produce them. The wisdom of their policy is shown by the loyalty and fi? delity of the men who make the wheels go. COMING MARRIAGES. The following licenses have been is? sued at the County Clerk's office: Claudius W. Pierce, a farmer, to Adena, daughter of Jethro Wiggins. They will be married December 27th In Suffolk. Edward D. Duke to Sallte C, daugh? ter of William H. Howell. They will wed December 2Sth In Nansemond county. J. S. Miller, of Portsmouth, to Lillian, daughter of George T. Rawles. The ceremony will happen December 27Ui in Lower Parish at Berea Church. WELL LIKED HERE. Vaudeville as a rule Is well liked by the people of Suffolk. The combination which will bold the boards at the City Hall Theater Christmas night will amuse and please. Small prices and a big show never fall to draw. A pleasant evening Is promised. A DOUBLE UNVEILING. The Woodmen of the World will soon have a double unveiling of gravestones in Cedar Hill cemetery. Monuments have been erected over the remains of L. M. Tobo, Jr., who belonged to a Norfolk camp, and the late Mr. Splvey. who was a Surtolk member. The local camp has recently added many new names. FOR UGLY PASSENGERS. Hurricane Brandt Is doing special work on the Norfolk and Western rail? road during the rush of hoi day tnafllc. He ;;oiH to Norfolk every day In order to come to Suffolk and keep down tur? bulent passengers. MRS. LASSITER DEAD. Mrs. Lassitcr, who lived near Suns bury, N. C, Is dead. She was the mother of Rev. L. L. Lassllor, who is stationed In the Valley of Virginia. The funeral exercises will be conducted by llcv. 13. F. Bhack. The deceased was much liked In her community. CH RI ST MAS PERSON A LS. Miss Sallle Pagan, of Franklin, Vn., came to-day to be the guest of Miss Minnie Brothers. .Miss Em. Holland, who Is a student at Elon College, N. C, is home lo pass the holidays with her mo.her, .Mrs. Su slo Holland. Mlrs Gmrudo Lnngston, of the coun SUFFOLK ADVERTISEME'TS AGENTLE-MAN IN TOWN NOTED for his speed has a choico lot of l>;is Calendars for sale. lt? City" i i all thr^TlfiS~"Tw? NIGHTS, commencing CHRISTMAS NIGHT. Dr. R. l. Bennett &? Lro.'s VAUDEVILLE COMBINATION. Ten people; superb Orchestra; 2\'3 hours' continuous laughter. PRICKS--Lower floor, 25c: reserved 35c. Gallery, 2Cc.i reserved. 35c. Pox Of flco In tho Theatre will open at G:30 p. m Rale of reserved seats only on day of per? formances. _ do22-3t S" ;UFFOLK CA NDY KITCHEN?VISIT the Suffolk Candy Kitchen this time Puro Home-M?do Mixtures nice- and fresh. Luscious California Fruits. Fine Confections._de21-:!i Haying RF.F.N APPOINTED ~ city Ticket Afrrnt for tho SOUTHERN RAILWAY, 1 can now sell LOCAL AND THROUGH TICKETS to all points on that road, as well ns to nil points via Norfolk, \\ Mhlncton and ?Baltimore. Sec me before you leave. Respectfully, W. O. F.LAM, Suffolk. Va., At Woodward ft Elam'g In?. Ofllc?. ty, Is In Suffolk visiting Miss Hattle Parker. Mr. Thomas A. Williams,' of Wnrren ton, N. C, wag In Suffolk to-day. Kalph Artman Is home for Christmas. Little Glayds, 5-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henley M. Parker, Is re? covering from an HIiuh.s. Mr. Eustis Cements, of Isle of Wight county, left to-day to visit his brother, William Clements, in Nashville. Tcnn. CupUiin Urooks, Mrs. Bro^k-s land children left to-day for Baltimore. M'sse.-? Kr. tic Beaman and Ethel Brothers went wth them. Mrs. Ellen Weathers and daughter Elisabeth, of King William county, Va., came this morning to visit Mrs. J. C. Causey, .Mrs. Weathers' sister. Ben Britt. Willie McAnge and Mur deck Urquhart have arrived In Suffolk to pass Christmas with their parents. Mr. W. It. Smlthwick, of Windsor, N. C. registered at the Commercial to-day. Mr. W. B. Causey, a we'.l-known rail? road man, whose headquarters are at Milwaukee, Wis., came to-day to spend a week at his former home. In Suffolk. <ir<M?t Nnit t.wli el>taiitH>cnrltiar. The Great Salt Lake Is gradually drying up. Geologists claim that- it will be on t'rcly pone in another century. There will bo nothing but a Kllstentnrj bed of salt to mark tho sito of one of the geological wonders of the world. This is the way of all life, and yet wo may prolong our stay on carih if wo will. Xo mortal Is frco from the menace of sickness, and yet If tho bowels arc kept regular and the blood puro by occasional doses of Hosteller's Stomach Bitters, much sickness may be prevented. The B'tters not only prevents slckness.but it cures all such troublesome diseases as constipation, Indigestion, dys? pepsia, biliousness and Inactive liver or weak kidneys. There is such a demand for it that it may bo had at any drug store. Get It. and to avoid initiations be sure that a private Revenue Stamp covers the neck of the bottle. A Tardy Warship. (By Telegraph to Vlrginlan-Pllot.) Washington, December 22.?The New I Orleans arrived at Manila to-day just| two months out from New York. C3 A. & ?I? O 3=6. X A. . .?.re tu? ^M Kta? You llavo Always itounht A Week's Bank Clearings. (By Telegraph to Virginian-Pilot.) Now York, Dec. 22.?The total bank | clearings In the United States for the week were $2,222,484,264; an Increase of | 33 per cent. Exclusive of New York, $734,050,212; an increase of 17 per cent. DlstrossingStomach Disease. Permanently cured by the masterly power of South American Nervine Tonic. In? valids need suffer no longer, because this great remedy can cure thoih all. It Is a cure for the whole world of stomach weakness and Indigestion. Tho cure bc glna with the ilrsl dose. The relief it brings Is marvellous and surprising, n makes no failure: never disappoints. No matter bow loivg you have suffered, your cure la certain under the use of this great health-giving force. Pleasant and always safe. Hold by Walke. Martin & Gray, Druggists, Norfolk. Va. sa ftt Stamped on a Shoe MEANS STANDARD OF MERIT Southern people are celebrated lortlieir high sense of honor their generous hospitality, their devoted friendships und the loyal championing of their ideas. These splendid traits are convertible Into shoe language and exactly describe our GOT? " Harvard" Shoe Black Wax CaU. Russia Call. Black Kid and Rnamel Leather. f2S5E??? sand our (tradbmap.k) Hand-Sewed Welt Shoe for WOMEN All Sixes (iml Widtlit. Fine Black Glare (Cid, Patent Leather Tip, in Button and Lace. These shoes are the embodiment of the high? est Shoe honor. They are made of the very he->t material, in the very best manner,and in the very Ik-si style and finish. They arc also generously hospitable to the feet?receiving the feet in the kindest fashion, and milling them immediately at perfect case, and bestowing upon them every rotufort- so delightful is this hospitality that the feet tcel at oni c at home. No stiffness, no tightness, awkwardness or newness, no pint h nor pain, but just that charming sense of fool happiness thai people Hunk they can only find in the old shoes. They are (he best shoes in the world at the price, and equal those of the best ol other makes that cost from one lo two dollars moie. We send a pair ol either nl these grand shoes, prepaid, lo any part of the United States on receipt of We will forward our beautifully illustrated catalogue to any address, fice ol charge, if you will simply write us and ask for It: and in this catalogue will be lound full directions lor measuring your feet, and how to send the money lor tlic shoes with your order. We have one of the largest and best equipped Mail Order Departments, having a force ol over sixty clerks. . ALFRED J. CAMMEYER 6th Avenue and 20th Street, New York City Condensed Milk //as No Equal as an Infant Food. "INFANT HEALTH'shit FREE. ^vgHOf^SED^wft A Ladies' Solid Gold Walch.$16.50 Diamond Brooch Pins. 7.50 Sterling Silver Comb and Brush. 3.50 Sterling Match Box. 1.00 Diamond Ring. 5.00 Sterling Comb. Brush ard Mirror, in case. 12.00 EVERY ARTICLE GUARANTEED. These are only a few of our leaders. We have an Im? mense stock of all kinds of At prices to suit everybody. All goods marked in plain fig? ures. The newest stock of JEWELRY AND NOVELTIES in the city. FINE ENGRAVING and REPAIRING a specialty. JEWELERS I T9Q MAIN STREET. B^"JAMES P. BANNER, Manager Jewelry Department. 9 f 'Or 9 m 9 9 f 1 The Norfolk Railway and Light Company. (VIRGINIA ELKC TRIC COM PANT.) NOTICE TO CONSUMERS: In accordance 'with a policy which has been under consideration for several months, the. Company will make u REDUCTION ON AUL Iii LI/3 FOR ELECTRIC CURRENT for Arc and Incandescent Lighting and Motors (except flnt rate Incandescent). This reduction will be a DISCOUNT OF 10 PER CENT. If hills are paid on or before Iho 10th of the month followlns that for which the charge Is undo. This reduced rule will be In effect on bills Incurred after January 1st, 1?G0 The Company desires to express ItJ Obligations to Its customers for their support, and lo take this opportunity of assuring th^m thai tho above reduction Is not lo be taken as filial, but will he followed by such other reductions ns the growth and development of tho business and a sound and liberal policy may determine $ The Norfolk Railway and Light Company. 9 9 m 9 9 m 9 # 9 .?????. '.?y 9 # 9999999999999*9999999999999 SELECT YOUR From Useful or Plea? sure Giving Articles. Kodaks and Cameras furnish life-time pleasure. Military Hair Brushes, ele? gant Celiuloid Brushes, Eng? lish Hair Brushes, French H.iir Brushes, American Hair Brushes, Manicure Toilet Sets, Bath Brushes. FRENCH, ENGLISH AND AMERICAN PERFUMES. Borrow. Hii l Ei, 296 MAIN STREET. Goods del'vered free Portsmouth, Dork ley und all nuns of clly EVERYTHING TO EAT ?AT? Virginia Cafe and Bakery 272 MAIN STREET. An Endless Chain Of facta In reference- to tho beauty at our laundry work you can glean from natrons Whom we have always given em? inent satisfaction to. Our laundry work \n unexcelled for its exquisite color and urtlstlc tin is li. tf.UrilihtLLU laundry ALBERT GERST, Manager. 105 Granby St. New rhorie 874. John U Honor, President. Tazewcll Thompson Treasurer. Louis T .Doble, Secretary. the: fife lui en 211 MAIN STREET. Transnet:? a general Insuranco business through Its agency department. GflMftG&aWflLLER 12-18 PLUME ST. Contractors' & Builders' Sapplies NEW LOT BALTIMORE PA VINO BRICKS. HIGH GRADE FIRE BRICKS UNDER COVER, Flro Clay, Chimney Unlngs, Fancy and Plain ICh mnty Tops. Sower ?und Well I'lpe. Drain Tile. eto.