The Question and Answer section for The Valley of Fear is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.
Teddy Baldwin was the "boss of the Scrowrers", which was otherwise known as the Order of Freemen. Baldwin was tough, handsome, and cruel.
The theme is fear, like the scowrers rule over Vermissa and Moriarty's criminal empire.
Chester Wilcox is on the lodge's hit list. He appears in Chapter Three.