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Trenton Times, The (Newspaper) - April 7, 1890, Trenton, New Jersey fftt viIT. NO. TUKNTON. MONDAY Ah-ricHNOON. AFIilT, 7. 1890. TWO IS DARLING IN CANADA? Strange Disappearance of John F. Plumnier's Partner. A MILLION OF DOLLARS IS GONE. Darling Wai Financial Manager of tht Firm of Plummet A Co., and Alone Known Why the Crash Has Been Mining Nearly a Fortnight. NEW April W S Darling, of John F Plnmmer Co did not come to towu yesterday, and the creditors of the flrui would now be verv much sur- prised to see him in New York The news ilr Darling has been miming for over a week fumlshes tha key to the mystery of this remarkable failure Furthermore, It relieves Mr Plummer of some of the Impu tations which had been him But the question, W here has the money gonef has not boen answered yet. AH that la definitely known is that a big house, doing a profitable business, with a supposed surplus of at least has suddenly collapsed, ami that tbe la on the other side of the ledger A million has dis- appeared, and tbe only man who cnn tell where it has gone, gone, too How the Partners Worked. This situation waa made possible by a very peculiar arrangement in the management of the affairs of John F Plummer Co There was an arbitrary division of duties among the partners. John F Plnmmer and his brother attended solely to what may be termed the outside end of the business. Mr Hummer gave his special attention to de- tiguing nnd selecting designs for goods to be made at tbe mills. Mr Darling hod charge of the books and of the whole finan- cial department as absolutely as if he had been the sole member of the firm There was not even an. auditing his accounts. He gave his partners to understand that they were doing a most profitable business, with earnings at the rate of about a year The volume of the fully war- ranted this statement, and for tbat matter It hasn't yet been shown to be untrue The f partners did not draw all their profits. It Is that the senior partner drew enough to enable him to lire at tbe rate of about 000 annually. Mr. Pinmmer was Amnred. The crash came when some of the de- manded security or pavment toward the great advances they had made the firm Tn the case of one mill tbe amount was 000 This brought to light the real state of affairs, and no one was more amazed than Mr. Plnmmer himself Tne mills asked for preference on their claims Mr Plummer consulted counsel and Mr Cuoate's advice was. "If you can't Ineet your liabilities (ml like a man, Without partiality to any creditor Then Mr Plummer made an as- signment and began to inspect the ruins A week before he supposed himself to be a comparatively wealthy man, but it needed only a brief investigation to show that he couldn't pay 50 cents on tbe (1 of his liabili- ties. Before the situation had boen fully disclosed Partner Darling had disappeared. IB Darling In Canada? "We haven't heard a word from Mr said Mr W L. Strong yesterday, "but I hqvenV much that he is in Canada, The examination of tbe books not boon finished yet, and we have no clew to what has boen done with the money. I hope the books will show, but they may not There are all sorts of rumors, bat none of them has boon verified. Yes, thifi develop- ment relieves Mr Plummxr of all suspicions reflating on integrity, but it does not free him from responsibility in the ot business men It was a duty he owed his Creditors, if not to himself, to know more about bis business than he did Bo his ness reputation will suffer in tbe light of these latest facts." Politics Old Not Interfere. "Did bis interest in politics contribute to this ignorance of bis financial "I think not. His duties under the ar- rangement among the partners were fully attended to He bad plenty of leisure He had desigus all made ajid- ordart given ahead to tbe mills to the amount ot fully and enough to keep them busy uuttl next September Still Mr. fliltnmer Imd good reason for placing confidence in Mr Darling Years ago Mr Plummer was in Mr Darling's employ, and ha had baen -.oociated with him for nearly twenty years. Mr Darling was Mi-. Plnmnjar's senior, had apparently led an nxemplary life." "Wilt there be legal proxxxytingw Darling this I don't know What would be the use! The bird has flown." Wliut John Plninmer Says. John F Plummer said a reporter yes- terday that he hud heard nothing from panne-, and had no inforniitioa of his whereabouts "I trusted everything to Mr Mr P.ummer "I had bora associated with him for newly twenty if that is too soon to ti a man whon. should confidence begin! Re ttfft finan- cial of tlio firm of Stuuey Darling 01 well as of our firm, and Mr Stoney can tell you nothing more about rssl situation than I can The examination of the" bOOkf will be finished in a few and then por- wo chill Know more about it. For my part, I haven't the slightoit ides the money has gone At Mr Darling's apartments at the Grouo- ble it ww yesterday that he not r 'turned, and that nothing had been heard from him Where Did the Moaej Go? Then, ore 000 which a} pareutly hns disappeared from the assets of the fii First, it is that Mr Darliug has speculated in A nwn who ought to know wtyi that Darling lost somothing than some time ago ID Waif iL-oet, but that big defici- ency bw not fcOr.e there. report if that he has lost heavily on estate held in bis wife's name in the upper part of the i city fhe fact about this is that ago Mr Darling bought fui ly-thrtt on One Hundred and Kighty-n'th sli :t, which stand in his Wife's nnme, and which coil Ul.OOO Today they are worth fully OuO. The creditors do not know yet whether this property can be added to wto ot Mr furling, it was Mid by of friends yesterday, owns1 one-sixth ot a valu- able Arizona mine, which may possibly among the air-to of the failed firm settlement is finally reached. a High liver Mr. Darling is not without defenders. His friends profossto believe that he will retain explain everything Mr Darling is old, aud in what- called B high liver He 1ms n If and two children He formerly lived nt NMhirwood, H J where he and John I 1 an un r were Jointly in nlnrfi' nm ner hotel Mr Darling won quit i o ilftlosand is said to h ivo ipint 11 f My BYtoosCTitnfi' (If TijifflhomuroT? nil btftdfethlnganfil tM (frith onre riven prompt relief Ferlectig ban i- V aseenfi. TWELVE UNDER ARREST limed for Jcney City Election ofloera. JKMKV CITY, April 7 of the Jersey City election have oo.n ar- rested. Forty eight more will be-taken Into custody as sixty warrante were signed by Judge T ippincott Tbe dovp were cot de- prived of their freedom long, as bondsmen were at hand to furnish ball Of the re- maining forty eight >U who are to serve at the ballot boxes next Tuesday will be arraigned today to prevent an aiiast while on duty Tuesday, as that would cause them to loose their place in the election board. It is said that none will go to tbe county jsil in default of bail The complaint was made by J T of the Single Tak League and Ballot Reform association. It is claimed that he made the complaint at tbe instance of Counselor Btuhr, whooa contest for the seat of Senator McDonald brought about this investigation Tbe fact that ex-Judge Hoffman counsel for Stnhr, prostntod the complaint strengthen" the opinion. The twelve pnsoneiff served in tha First, Third and Fourth of the First Assembly district Nine were ap- pointed as Trotter, jncob Moschell, Thomas Fallen, James Hart, John Farrant, George Heller, Thomas Nelson, Joseph H. Buckridge and Harry Spoors. Three were appointed as Republi cans Thomas Durancuy, Charles H bcott and Oscar L. Fnebui They were arraigned before Judge Lippm cott and were mfoi raed that they could have an examination if they wished but all waived this privilege i he bond was fixed at in each case County Superin tendeut Gannoa became tbe surety for Moscbell, Fallon, Nelson and Trottur John Regan gave bonds for Htti t, FaiTant, Buck- ridge and Speare. Police Commissioner Kelly is tbe bondsmon for Frioburg and Scott, two of the Republicans. Michael Reddy is bondsmau for Ihomas Duraucey and Thomas J Kelly (or George Heller The action is not indorsed by many peo- ple, as it is believed that the grand jurors, averse to finding indictments, will confine the investigation to the knowledge that the complainant has of the dishonesty of the election offlceis, which means that the guilty officers will escape Several Hudson county grand juries have had the courage to refuse to render true bills against vio- lators of the law, even when directed to do so The contest in the corning election will tl" hottest in years There is thought to be a good chance of a fight at some of the polling places The registration is THE DEATH-KNELL OF STRIKES Railroad Labor Organisations Adopt a Scheme of Federation Em i HA, N Y April hundred delegates representing tbe Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers Firemen, Brakemen and Switchmen, gathered here Sunday, and with a few members of the new order of railway conductors, discussed and adopt- ed a scheme of federation between all the organisations of trainmen in the United States. Delegates were present from Buf- falo, Jersey City, New York, Hoboken and many places" in Pennsylvania and Ohio. There were two secret meetings during the day, and a publio meeting was held in the opera house last night. A number of prominent citizens delivered addresses. Grand Master Sargent, of the Firemen's Brotherhood, Grand Conductor Howard, of the Conductors', Grand Master Wilkinson, of the Brakemen's Brotherhood, the well known "Shandy" and other pi eminent railroad men spoke They all declared that the federation would be in the interest of harmony, and that thn death note of strikes on railroads had boon sonnrled. Tbe object in short is the federa- tion under one head of all the different bodies, but each to retain its own organiza- tion. Tbe meetings are considered to have boen of gieat importance Special trains were run from New York, Buffalo and other placaa Fatal Affray Over "the Growler." Naw YORK, April 1 During a quarrel at No 82 Cherry street last night, caused by some of the occupants of the tenement re- fusing to contribute money tor "the which was-being "rushed" by twa notorious characters named Curtin, several persons were stabbed, and one, John 81oant ML old 'longshorflrniyi, will probably from his injuries. The Curtins had made a general attack on the tenants, and Sloan tried to drive them With a dub They wrested his club from him and beat him terublyand also stabbed him with a pen- knife James Law ton, tiloan's son-in-law, was stabbed nine times while trying to de- tend the old man Mrs. Sloan and Mary Driscoll were slightly stabbed Curtin brothers were captured by after a long chase over the roofs. Sloan is thought to be dying at hospiM and is Verf low Dropped Dead Charon. MimjjrmTn, 0 April 7 James H mlnger, aged about 50 years, dropped dead in Bt Lake's oburcb during services Mr Etntnineer ot thi Riohlaad Mutual Fire Insurance company and superintendent of theSt, LukVaSunrlay school. He was alx> a trustee of Wittenberg oollege Cause of death, apoplexy A POISONING MYSlERY. Did Fuuua Stark Kill Mr. and Mrs. Newland? VERMIN POISON IN THE CORN. Chicago Police Pnuled Ovar Case Two Persons and Two Suspicions A.alnit a Young anil Disappointed Actress. CHICAGO, April 7 poisoning of family of F W Newland, the wealthy real Mate owner, promises to develop a sensa- tion Mamie Stark, a young varietv rcss, was sent to the Newland Friday from the Anchorage mission, Mn, Newland having applied there to havt servant sent to her When Newland family was so suddenly attacked urn Friday night after eating dinner with symptom" of aramical poisoning, the young woman, who had boon passing under the name of Bmma Stark, disappeared. Has She a Twin SIsterT When captured at a matinee at Park theatre she denied her identity as Stork, but said she had a twin sister After- ward she admitted she was the woman wanted The police do not directly charge the Stark woman with having poison to kill any one, but are much pnrrled and bewildered because of her sudden flight as soon as the poisoning became apparent. Strenuous efforts are being made to discover the sister of the Stark woman if she is in existence The Girl's Statement She acknowledged to the chief of police that she purchased the vermin poison at the drug store of F D Rogers and had intended to kill herself, but threw It away just as she bought It She ran away when the family were taken sick because she waa frightened, didn't know what else to do She had no falling out with any 6f the family there, they all treated her kindly The girl wanted to kill herself because she couldn't get work on tbe stage She went over to the drug store, bought fifteen cents' worth of rat poison and spent an- other ten cents for chewing Kam she didn't put any of the poison in the corn or anywhere else, but said when she left house she put the poison in her apron and threw It away The Tonne ady Hay Die. An analysis of the 001 a partaken of by tbe unfortunate family has developed quite a quantity of arsenic and corosive sub- limate, wbich are the chief ingredients of the vermin poison purchased Frank and Grace Newland are still confined to their ban's, and while there is now every chance for their recovery, they are greatly pros- Uated and the shock may yet kill the young lady Two Victims Are Dead. The bodies of Mr and Mrs Newland are still at the family residence in care of an undertaker, and no arrangements will be made for the funeral until the coroner has impanelled a jury to view the remains. An autopsy will be held and the of the victims subjected so chemical analysis. The police said today that in case the chnm- ioal analysis demonstrated the presence of arsenic in the stomachs of Mr and M.-s. Newland thoy would have an invulnerable case against tbe servant girl, notwlHiatand- ing tbat no possible motive can be discovered for her desiring to take the lives of the New- land family The police aro beginning to think there Is something behind what has boen developed that will startle people when it comes out Discover; Will Mean Death, AKKON, 0 April 7 Cuyahoga Falls, a few miles north of this city, Saturday as thfi 11 "flr nlrl rlntlirtlt r nf Wntrh- man nuoues was alnng an unfre- quented strict slie by a tramp, who stinod her cries with hia band and car- ried her mlo a wood, where he kept ber for three hours 1 he child was discovered late that uigbt aud taken to a phymunu who pronounced ber recovery as very doubtful A posse of 100 men at once uigauuud to ooarcb for the tramp aud all tbe roads are guarded by horsemen, while the n o >ds aud fields are being scoured. Capture moans a lynching Ban Into Landslide UTICA, N Y, April lauWlde oc- curred on the West Shore road UUHJ St. Jobnsvllle last evening Both tracks were blockaded. A freight train bound east either ran into obstruction or was caught in the moving mass No definite news bos boon received, except that the track Is blockaded and the freight traiu wrecked. The engineer of the train, whoso name Is Potter, sustained a fracture of the Ie0' nnd one of the brakemea was also injured The West Shore passenger train" east and west were ordered to run over the Central between Athens Junction and Sohulyer Junction, near this city Lulu Klopcd with the Doctor KINGSTON, N Y, April E M Sheehan and Miss Lulu Terhnne, aged Id, eloped from Greenbush on Thursday Miss Terhune's parents are wealthy, and the matter caused a sensation A detective found the couple at Saratoga Saturday, but the doctor was able to prove by a marriage certificate that they h id bsen wed led Thursday by a priest at bcbuylerville Miss Lulu bad started from home for scliuol as usual, and had met the doctor and driven with him to the rectoi j The yonng bride s parents have becomj reconciled, and all la well umbrella and vaiine Eiiiporinr Presents m the mom ekgant form THE LAXATIVE AND NUTRITIOUS JUIOE OF THR FIGS OF CALIFORNIA, Combined with the medicmil virtues of plants known to be most beneficial to the human system foimmg an agreeable and effective laxative to peuna- nently cure Habitinl Consti- pation, and the man> ills de- pending on a weak or inactive condition of the KIDNEYS, LIVER AND BOWELS. 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