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TOUNGE - to Is all at a the of Como- to Is is...
to Is all at a the of Como- to Is is en-tertained thai be sill recover his reason. LONGED For Wife and Little One. President WjrkolTs Asgailmt Dis closed His Identity on His . Death Bed. irsciAL DitriTCs to tss ivgniiL New York. June 10. George II. Semple, who yesterday, under the alias of Charles Clark, shot President George H. Wykoff. of the New Amsterdam Bank, while attempting to secure money from him. Is dead. Mr. Wykoff, who was so desperately wounded by hla assailant, is alive and may recover. t was not until early this morning that the identity of the assailant waa known. before that time he had steadfastly refused to make known his Identity. At last, while partly under the Influence of narcotics, he expressed a desire to send word to his family that he was dying. He whispered to hl nurse that bis wife and three-year-old child lived at No. :!T West Eighty-second street. Word was sent to them, and In a short time a reply was received from a young man. who explained to the night attendants that he was John I- Tounge. of No. 7 Ka.t Eighty-second street, a brother-in-law of the dying man. HIS Rtl.ATtVES. Tounge is a broker at No. S2 Rxchange place. He described the home life of his brother-in-law as being as happy as any man could wish. His boy Is a lively, rosy-cheeked little fellow. His wife, though accustomed to luxury', has borne her financial troubles without a murmur, and his mother-in-law. a daughter of the late Henry A. Burling, executor of the estate that Hetty Green Inherited, always treated her shift- lees son-tn-mw with consideration. He was proud, however. His marriage to young Miss Tounge had been opposed, and when Anally he son her consent he said she should always be independent financially of her family. That was his marriage promise, but for a year he had been unable to fulfill It. The situation humbled htm. and he reproached himself continually. Semple was at the head of the cigar de partment of R. C. Williams A Co.. was earning big wages and spent his money as he made It. In business circles he was spoken of as a rising young man. rAii.Kn ix RrsiMcas. A snort time arterwaru ambitious young Semple left Williams A Co. and went hi to business for himself. Then he found that lesplte his reputation for brilliancy he lacked good Judgment. During the last year Mr. and Mrs. Bem- ple lived In a fiat in Eighty-fourth street, near Ninth avenue, next at No. 133 East Eighty-third street, then they moved to boarding house In East Orange, and final ly. about two weeks ago. Mrs. Tounge rented a room at No. 37 West Eighty-sec ond street for her daughter. 'The only way I can account for George's act," she said, "Is that my daugh ter's nines preyed on his mind until H be came unbalanced. This morning he seemed cheerful and took his breakfast here with hla boy. Even had be lost his position h would not have been In danger of suffer ing want." Young Tounge said that Semple was 21 years old last March. He was a son of George E. Semple. who came here from Chicago many years ago and- purchaaed an Interest in the Arm of Francis H. Legget: 4k Co. He became paralysed before his death, and lost nearly all his money. Be sides George he had three eons, one living In Tampa, Fla., another In California and the other In British Colombia. They wer all notified of the tragedy to-day. The fu neral will take place in Chicago, and the body will be shipped on Thursday. CROWDED CARRIAGE try ing tie and only tion real and for by ant the and ter In fun too icy get the for the of popular

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  1. The Cincinnati Enquirer,
  2. 17 Jun 1896, Wed,
  3. Page 4

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