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VOLUME XV. NO. U4 G.
IMLAlttON. OHIO, MONDAY EVENING. MAY JV7, 1907.
PBICE TWO OENXB
-trunk was Left as Security for a Board Bill
Two Greeks The Police of New York
and Chicago are Searching
The Murder is Believed to Have Been Committed in Chicago
s and the Trunk Sent by Express to New York A Meal
Ticket Found in the Trunk' Furnishes a Clue Murder
was Committed Several Days Ago as Shown by the
Badly Decomposed Body.
Now York, Muy 27. Itcv. Fatlier
Knspiir.ot llm Armcnluh Apostolic
church of Holwkcn, N. J., was niur
tlereil In thin city sonic time last
Week. Tho body was found Sunday
In a trunk which hail been left as so
curlty for their room rent by two
Greeks, who three weeks ago, engaged
'a furnished room of Mrs. Henry
Sheerer, who o&cnplea tho third floor
of a tenement, at 3:s:i West Thirty
Three weeks ago, Mrs. Annlo
Sheerer routed one ot hoi six moms
to two unknown inoti. When last
Wednesday the rent was not forth
coming, her lodgers, two Greeks, told
her that sho was amply secured by
their well filled trunk. Tho follow
ing morning the nion dsappenreih and
Sunday tho trunk was broken open.
To tho horror ot .Mrs. Shoerer, It was
found' to contain tho badly decom
posed body of a man, later'' Identified
an a priosUof the Armenian church
Tlm-lyas In jUtneeiniKJiorfr
wjtir"nle7hOii(r-Tjonnd against tho
Unces by 'n heavy strap that passed
ovcrtho back of the nock and "was
blickloil-umler tho shins. Tho mur
dered man must have hen about CO
years of age. A flowing beard, 12
Inches long was streaked with gray,
but tho long and bushy hair was
hlack. An Undershirt of balbrlggan
and a cuff on tho right wrist wcro
all tho liody wore, but on top of It
had boon thrown threo coats of cler
ical cut, a whlto laundered shirt, two
ipalrs of black laco shoes, a soft hat
two Roman collars and a detached
The pollco think It pisslblo that tho'
body was p'upped here by express
from Chicago, nnd the authorities ot
that city havo been nBked to follow
TELLS OF CRIME
He Tells the Police of Having
. ' a Stone and Later with
Does not Krow
and will novor bo tried for his con
Now York, May 27. Henry Rock
er, under arrest in connection with
tho slaying of Amelia Staffeldt In
Klmlpirst last Wednesday, Is alleged
to havo made another confession to
dotcctlves, describing with minuteness
how the orlmo wab committed.
His first statement, in which ho said
he saw ( companion assault the girl,
was subsequently retracted.
Yesterday ho was taken to tho scono,
Miss Kmlly Slmonson ns ono of tho
men who washed at the pump In JiPf
yard on the day of tho murder.
Meeker was asked about tho sec
ond man that had bedn tnlked about
In connoptloutiswlth thb case, and. for
tho flrsr'tlnijfonilmlttbdilliat ho novor
saw thin man before ho was about to
go Into tho fllmonson yard, and after
that tho two washed thoir hands to
gether nt tbo pump and tho stranger
disappeared, nnd hu had not seen
him after that. 4
Ilocker was then taken back to tho
Jail, and during Hit rhio from Elm-,
liurst-tp Long Island City ho told
ngtocUvos Galvln and Tlcho, It Is al
lejfo'd, the most Important nnd shock
ins. part of his story, H said that
ho would -fool bettor If ho told tho
who' JFULV- He described how he
Imd 'bop?JleeplniJ In tho fields, and
one clew, based on a meal ticket, al
so found In tho trunk. The ticket
wa1 Issued by a idstaiirnnt at 1222
Halstend street, West Pullman, Chi
cago. (Because of (lie condition of the
body, tho, manner of death was not
autopsy, at tho morguo, two men
w-erc nrrested on suspicion.
Mrs. Sheerer told the coroner that
when the two men engaged tho room
In her ,liouie. they described them
selves as John and Paul Sarkls, each
about 2." years of ngo. Tho men had
l.ci'n visited, she said, by a man wear
ing a clerical garb, who looked not
unlike tho murdered man. Sho
thought that this man called nt 8
o'clock last Wednesday morning.
Late Wednesday afternoon an, ex
press wagon brought to tho house
tho trunk, which later was found to
contain Hj body. That night Mrs.
Shrcror asked her roomers frr tho
rent due. Thoy pointed to tho trunk
and said It would be found to contain
ample, security for what they' owed.
Later the men said that the trunk
that a mistake had been made. It
remained in the house, however, nnd
was thero tho next morning, though
the romerB had left before Mrs. Sheor-
or was up,' Sho did not seo them
The next day unnhasant odors
wcro detected comlne from tho room
tho strangers pod occuple-1 am? Mrs,
Sheerer appealed to tho police and
the trunk was openod.
Tho autopsy developed that tho
neck had been broken, ns had ono
nrm. Coroner's Physician Lcliano do
dared, however, that death was duo
Tho Internal organs wero congested 1
nnd Dr. Lohano gavo It as his opin
ion Hint tho man ".iaiT been thrust
into tho trunk while nllve. and the
Struck Amelia Staffeldt with
a Knife He Says He
Why He Did it,
saw thb girl enter tho lot In soarchof
"I went up to her," it is assorted
ho said, "and tried to get un a flirta
tion, but sho told mo to go nwny.
11 you iiuii 1 icii yd iiiu, mm sum, 1
will call a policeman.' J cnu't, re
niomber somehow Just till that hap
poned, but I know I took hold of her.
then I lilt her In the bnck or the head
with n stone. After that I struck
her once or twlco with tho knife."
"What did you do that for?" asked
i'How do I know?" muttered Hooker,,--who-
continued his narrative Af
ter "washing his hands nt tho pump,
he snlil' ho wet toward Corona as
fnst as 'fyjsslbio, and there, near a
railroad crossing, took off his outsldO)
Bhlrti which was stulncd, tore It up
nnd threw It into tho bushes.
MAKES PULL CONFESSION.
Now York, May 27. Weak minded
and nppnrontly not knowing right
from wrong. Henry IJecker confessed
to tho murder of llttlo Amelia Stuf
foldt, as ho gazed stpldly through the
linrn nf Ma enll tmlnv nw.lnl.vt., or
hopo ou won't send mo to the olec-1
trie chair for this or to jail for llfo,
I did It every bit myself, but thoy
ought to lot mo off liglit bocnusQ I
told about ic,
and saved a lot .of
i . , .
friio police" boilevo Ilocker io'lns'ano
cover of tho trunk held down until
dentli ensued. The condltlm of the
organs was found to be similar to
those In cases of asphyxiation.
On the left wrist, tho date 1801 was
tattooed with little stars, and on tho
right Wrist was n wreath with a
cross. There were two llttlo tattoo
circles on the back of tho right hand,
ench about the size pf a dime.
Removed-to the morgue, the body
was Identified us that of tho priest,
He hod lived at No. G08 Monastery
street, AVest Hoboken, and frequently
made (rips to this city, soliciting
funds for his church.
Father Kasper, carrying a small
leather bag, in which his collections
wcro placed, came to bo a familiar
figure In Greek nnd Arinonlnii, circles
hero, and It is believed that ho was
murdered for the money he carried.
Tho autopsy icvealed that the priest
had probably boon di tigged nnd
place, while still alive, in the trunk,
thoro to be suffocated to death. The
neck and ono nrm had been broken.
ivlll't apparently these Injuries had not
licen the cause of death. Thrown upon
the body nnd ns if to fill the trunk
to tho point of suffocntlon, was the
The coroner's physician said that
the man Ind probably been dead six
or seven doys. Tho contents of the
stomach will bo examined to determine-
whether some drug was usert.
Tho police have, sent out a general
alarm for- Saikls ISrmoJIan, Sarki f
Ilarmorvlen and Paul Sristnn.
Simon Pashakarlan of fiOG Tenth
avenue. Identified t)io trunk as be
longing to I'rmojlan, nn Armenian,
who, he said, roomed with him for
four months and up to last Monday
night, when ho quit tho house. Pasha
knrlan told tho pollco EnnoJInn, pre
vIqus to his coming to this city, had
The police theory Is that tho priest
was murdered In tho Tenth avenue
,hotiso. TJi3y believed Hint the priest
(was lured to this room, there drugged
.robbed and murdered, nn tho trunk
'later Sent to the West Thirty-seventh
becoming to 0110 man who saw tho
body, Kaspar went to Hoboken from
Providence. R. I. lie had been In
the habit of taking life menls at n
Greek restaurant In West Fortieth
street. Tho bag In which ho car
ried liis collections was found with
Tho Identification ot tho body was
made by John KaranlUlnan. u. trustee
of tho 'Armenia church, of Hoboken,
IKaranflllnn nam Father Kaspar lived
at tho homo ot isishop Horsnp Surv-
Kaspar had visited at his house on
Sunday afternoon two weeks ago at,
I o'clock and ho had not been tho'
dend priest since.
Father Kaspar, according to ICnr
nnllllan. had been in this country ilvo
years, but hod no parish, going from
city to city as n visiting clergyman
doos. Karanflllim agreed with tho
pollco that robhoiy was tho motivo
for tho crime.
There was considerable confusion
rcgaidlng the names of tho nion whom
tho pollco wish to locate. Ono man
mlT. DS- BRYAN- SESa&Wfoh-,
-ii v miMcnwMv if' m mssm. ,xx,
it described' M Sarkls I'rmajlo.u nud
as Sarklfi'.l'rr.eylan. ,-v,
POLITICS AT THE
BOTTOM OF. IT.
New Y4MK. May 27. ,ll is now
believed llnU- Kuther Clipper lliinin,
llio Aiiucitifo, pnosl, whose dead
body was 'found stuffed in u trunk
n a luniKoSon Wot .'t7lh Stieet,
wiw the vicjlm of a political plot
on llio part jm' Kuivinim and Arm
enians, who linve been planning the
oveilliiow off Hie Kinij of .Sorvin.
Il s said Hint nn allowed lot is
fm-iuiii; in 1'lk country ami Hint
Hie prio-M e'ned iut'oi-iiuil tni of
I lie plot niil-Jcx;)nsc(l ii( and that
lie was ti(iji'u "tiiuikod man."
His Miryuis"' nfe hclioveil In have
been worktiuMviili Chicago Armen
ian. Tlnv'ijjjjujk, in which llio body
was found, 3K liioinjhl hcio fioin
In killiii ilic jiiiesl Hie murder
ois mo hglievod In have dimmed
him ml Hieii. le ho was helpless
forced .hi- h&M into Hie trunk,
lemiiifr lifin-' If xul'foeate. Tim 'po
lice .loilny aYa' looking for Paul
Tiren and .Iolr( Moonediiin, Anuen
iniw, and lodjrer in lb- Iio'iho
wheie Hio hoijj -att found.
Chicago, May' 27. At the West
Pullman . nddrejw. 12,220 lfulstcad
street two 'Armenians conducted n
lestaurant until Uv months ago under
the name of S. Icrmoylan brotlior.
The pnlloe have learned that about
tho time Rrmoylans closed out their
business, an exp-.mnnn, also nn Ar
menian, whose Vinme they withheld,
hauled a trunjj anKwerlng the descrip
tion of tlist' foiii In the New York
boarding "hoi-RQ fiiiiii tho restaurant
to tho railway, "Station. it bore a
New York ada-css, according to tho
Tnqjilry 111110110; tiic r,Vek priests,
of whom thero nro hut a fow In Chi
cago, failed to disrovcr any unac
' WW J I .f?
Beef Trust will not Pay for
Cattle Until They Have
Oli-'cago, Ma 27. M"eat 'prices
may jump skyward unless tho
"beef trust" leeedoHfrom ils an
nounced intention to delay tho
payment on certain livb stock pur
chases until they hnyo. passed Hio
,n)veriiinont postmortem' examina
tion. The .packers- lylmVu notified
iMiiumiss'on firms 'lltuf buginniug
Monday, thoy no longer would
stand Hie loss on condemned ent
ile and (he commission
idviscd the raisers. iioi
id ship nt
ZfiRO vVliATHER .
-Poli-oil, Mcb., May 27.-IIc.ivy
snowh arc lcporlfd .tlirough cen
'itil uii, northern Michigan thu
noiiiing. At evcraf .Kint-j abovo
ho si mils, a tempera tin o of :'
'iclovv zero is icpoilcil.
.,... Macaujty In Ntvv York Vorld.
B ATTENTION TO INTEUURliANS
Clcxcland, O., May 2".- An at
tempt -was. made Inst night to wreck
a crowded A. Jl. (J. inteiiiilinn car
between lledl'ord nild' Xewlnnv. A
s-wilch had been partly opened nnd
11 plank nnd heavy stones veic
placed on the switch. The rear
trucks leTt the track" and pnssen
ffers weic shaken, but unhurt. Tha
C()llipail IS ItlVCStlrrillilV,
Aged Ohio Woman Will Die
as the Result of ller
Alliance, Ov Jlny 27. Mrs.
Thomas Hull, flged 7f, wiw fatally
slabbed by masked liurirhir curlv
this inorainjr. .Hor husband is a
Tbo couple is wenlthy nnd lives
nhiiic in n farm hmtso near Me
vhnnicstwvn. They wuro nslcep
when two masked men entered the
ImiiM'. Tho mon roughly arous
ed the couple, demanding monev.
Mrs. Hull refused Mm demand nnd
attacked Hio men. TJiOy bent her
off and one Mnbbed her in Hie
head, cult iiifr 11 deep gusli. Sho
was left unconscious on thu f loot
while (he 111011 ransacked the house.
Hull crawled out of bed when the
men bud left and drugged himself
on crutches, through tlio mud, a
mild mill 11 In. IP t .. it. 1
" "1 " 14 iiiu iiiiiiin n n
ueiglilMH- and save Mm alarm
pn?.5P wiu organized hero todav
built the lobbers.
TWO LAKE BOATS GO
AGROUND IN A FOG
lI(ubf.i-Hi'iiclf,-!MicIi .rny27 --
wooden steamer, J. ..'. n..
and I be barge McLachlan, ore
went ngiound nt Port Aus-
I li III
loj.', curly Ibis moriiiii--.
J lie crews wcu- taken
savers. The boots will
off by life
-In- ji inl.it
l, unless tho sva ftoo lovvn.
DETROIT CAR MEN
VOTING ON A STRIKE
Detroit. 'Mich., May 27. -Employe
of Hie united railways nro
voting today on a strike. It i- ,o-
I will carry.
WflEAT WAV GO TO
A DOLLAR FIFTY
Chicago, May !!7. JI.G0 wheat is
tho cry in tho wheat pit this morn
ing. Cold weather nud frost predic
tions brought on a big buying movo
moiit.' July, Soptembor nnd December
options nil opened considerably above
one dollar, nnd fluctuations woro vi
olent. Average Life of Cats.
Twelve years Is about tbo average
length of u oat's llfo. A cat that live?
in or IS years Is about us raiO as o
liiimun being uho has lived a century,
'.ho editor of llio Cat Journal bus
however, iirecord of ono cut that lived
Civil and Military Authority Overthrown and Officers are
Murdered Triad Society with 3,000,000 Members
Begins an Attack Aimed at Mancliu Dynasty.
Canton. China. May 27. -The whole
northeast sfcilon of the piovincc of
Kwnng Tung, of which this city is
tho most IniDortant port, is in open
revolt. Thirty thousund members ot
Hie Triad society, which started tho
uprising, nro reported to be In arms.
Scores of tho civil and inllltnrv au
thorities have been assassinated and
i heir homes burned, but 60 far, for
eigners, and missionaries havo not.
been attacked. Wong Kong has been
seized by rebels and all officials
The attacks weie organized at the
The Two Criminals are Captured and a Lynching is with
Difficulty Averted--Girl May Lose Her Reason as
a Result of the Affair.
White Sulphur Springs, W. Va.,
May 27. Miss IJIrd. daughter of a
hotel keoper at Mnrlinton, and a
barber named Uladwoll, havo cloned.
While driving through a dense wood
thoy wero held up by two men. The
prospective groom was tied to a treo
while the other assaulted the girl.
Funeral of Mrs. McKinley will he Very Quiet President
Roosevelt and Department Heads will Pay Their
Respects to the Memory of the Noble Woman
Canton, ()., May 2".l,ivMdcnl
Itooscvclt, -f Vresideiii Fair
banks, Sccrelnriiu Cortclyou, Rout
(Inrfield nud Wilson will' pay thoir
Iribiilo lo Mrs, ,n .Saxton Me
Kiuley, widow of President .Mc
Kinley, for yoni'd clocly nssticialed
with lbe.su statcsuicn. Seerelivi-y
Cortclyou U in cbargo of llio
I'linernl ariangenienlh which nro
noT yet conrplolcd. Tlure will bo
no (wleutation. no cold braid.
Sloio, business lioiwe, factories
ind schools will disc and Canton
will idlently jiny her tribute to tbo
Uriel' sen-ice will be hchl at
the McKinley home nt 2 p. in.
Wednesday. Mis: McK'nley's old
'i.islnr Hev. (). W. Holmes, novv
of Yoiiiig-iown. will iinsu! Ifev. H.
i). HiinIoii, the pi CM'nt punstor of
tint cluir-li wbidi 1'iesidenl and
Union Movement May Re
' suit in the Formation' of
a New Political
B&Vsk'n. ... ,
Hutchinson, Ks.i May 27. Tha
farmers' union movoment, which wll
organlzo a stato union In this city
this week, is very similar to the
Farmers' al'ianco that swept Kansas
eighteen years ago, ana. culminated
In tho formation of the, Topunst par
ty. Politicians nro now speculating as
to whether this now movement will
result in tho formation of a new
political paity. Tho farmers who nro
just now dominating tho movement
say that politics is the thing fiirth-
pst from thoir thoughts. It is note
worthy, howover. that tho mon who
woro sent here as delegates o form
ulnto tho ato,a union are of the pame
OCCURS IN CHINA
home of all mandnrlnh ot the dis
trict An attack was planned on
Chla Chow, near Amoy. Tho Triad
society, which instigated the upris
ing, has 3.000,000 members. Tho aim
fit tho sorioty Is the overthrow of tin)
Uerlin, May 27. Dispatches rc
ee ed here from China announeo
'be destruction of Hio (lonuan tin's
mom at Lien Chow, China, but my
the missionaries escaped. Tho ficr
ii'iin ruiihnnl, litis, luts. been dis
patched fVnm Hong Kong.
tCladwell finally broke the bonds nnd
returned to arllntou, where ho se
cured the assistance of officers. They
found the two men in company with
Miss nird. The nion were arrested
and Jailed, and a lynching was
averted with difficulty. Miss Bird is
in a serious condition nnd may he
Alls.' IvlcKiulcy attended, in tho
rilunlUtic servues of the Meth
Tbeic v II be no funeral oration,
Tlint inity be pronounced a lneiu
orinl servMccH. next Sunday night,
ut (be l-'iist Methodist diurcli.
.Mis. McKinlej'h body limy lio in
nlulo at the ehinvli. However, op
position of .relatives mnv tnevent
Ot tbo pall bearers, ilvo who car
ried President McKinley to tho gravo,
will offlelnte it the same canacltv
for his widow.
lArrangniiients for Piesldent Ttoos
evoll'B ie'cpiloii arc now in Cortol
you'B hands, and air not completed.
Columbus. O.. Muy 27. Stato of
ficers met In Oovomor Hrrrls' offlco
j today to oirnngo to attend tho funeral
.of Mrs. MelCInloy.
type as the mon who woro sent horo
as delegates to formulate tho state
union are of the samo typo as the
men who woro prominent in the early
days of the alliance.
i i;. a. aiHii, or lowa, secretary ot
to he Democratic national commltteo In
tho two Bryan campaigns, and now
n political agent of W. H. Hearst,
enmo heio to see President Dnrrott
of the national union during tho ses
sion of tho stato convention. r.
IJurrott odnilttP'l that Mr. Hearst
had , tendered iho use of his news
papers in the propaganda of tlto-
union anil haC offered to do anything"
ho could to further Its spread i through '
tho country. w "
CAUSE A SUICIDE
Slpubenvill?, O., May 27. -Win-field
Wbitton a prominent farmor
blew out his bruins with a shot
gun. Family troubles were tho
GRIEF CAUSES WOMAN
TO COMMIT SUICIDE
Ilollofontnino 0., May, 27.
Mis? Lfjzio Stcqn, aged J5, grjovoil
over tbo tfUth of a slats- and auU
cided with gns.
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