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JULY iooa. tfc. CHINESE OERGHAIITS ASK FOR PROTECTION Shopkeepers Declare Feeling Over the Sigel Murder Is De-" ' stroylng Their Business. new clue in Philadelphia Quong Wick Nam, the Interpreter, Says He Has Had Word That the Suspect Visited That City. ' Quong Wick Nam. the Chinese inter preter, called on Capt. Carey ot the Horril-clde Bureau. yesterday afternoon and told him he suspected that Leon Ling, the missing Chinaman accused of the mur der of Elsie Stgel, was being hidden by Chinese missionaries In another city. The Interpreter declared that he had received word from Philadelphia that a Chinaman in disguise, believed to be Leon Ling, had been in that city four days after the mur der. . ."I don't know if he is thereyet.-" said Quong Wick -Nam. - "I have found out that Leon Ling used to call at a mission ary house In Ray Street. That was two years ago, when he lived for a short time in Philadelphia. A Chinaman who knows several of his countrymen who go to that mission has sent me the word about Leon Ling having been there soon after the murder. He called at the Chinese quar ter, and. I understand, stayed there a few days. " I am very sure that Leon Ling Is be ting hidden in some near-by city. It will be hard for the police to find him, for the tong that Ling belongs to will help him all it can." Thinks Ling Slay Be In Philadelphia , Qcung told Capt, Carey that he believed he could find out if Leon Ling was still In .Philadelphia. He promised to send a number of lebbygows, or Chinese "scouts" to that city and . report to Capt, Carey as soon' as he heard from them. Qoung told the. reporters he had given various suggestions to the police that ought to have been valuable helps in catching Leon Ling, but that the police had been slow to act upon them. The Interpreter told the police immediately after Elsie Higei s body was found, he said, that they ought to send Chinese scouts to near-by cities, but that his suggestion fell upon deaf, ears, Qoung feels that if his advice had been followed out. Leon Ling would, by now, be in the clutches of the police. - - ' The District Attorney's office has taken up a hint Imparted to the police a few days agor that Leon Ling, after escaping irom tne city ioiiowing the murder of H.isie SigeL sent a telegram to Sun Leong. proprietor of the chop suey house at Ki tughtn Avenue,' telling mm to nave the police breaK into his room and make the discovery of the strangled girl s body, Leon Ling, according to the police Infor mation, sent this telegram after he had found a - safe refuee. -The nolice think sun teong was told to wait until ne heard from Leon Ling before going to the ponce. The District Attornejrs office yesterday obtained subpoenas froni Magistrate crane compelling tne two teiegrapn com. anies to produce any messages tnat may :ave come from I .eon Llna:. Both com panies sent word that they would Jiave their records examined, and. If there were any such messages, they would . be pro duced on Tuesday. . The work of going over tne records, tne JJistrict Attorney s office was informed, would take at least two nays. - The merchants of Chinatown yesterday sent tnree envoys to W ashington to wait upon the Chinese Minister and ask him to use nis efforts- to stop annoyances which. they say. they have undergone as a result of the active Investigation into the SiKel murder case. The merchants of Chinatown met Friday night to appoint tneir tnree envoys, who are Charles Iron Poo of 13 Mott Street. Jong Ging Ton of i Mott Street, and Jhu Sik (Jhee. repre senting the six Chinese Companies, of 18 Mott street, . Chinese Merchants Annoyed. Tom Lee, known as the " Mayor " of Chinatown, said yesterday that what the merchants most object to is the violent attacks cf men wearing badges, who rep resent themselves as police officers and who go into the Chinamen's stores and living apartments, holQing Jhem upland robbing them. ' The Chinamen are 'afraid or them," said Tom Lee. " They submit to the attacks because they think the . police send these men. when, as a matter of fact, the police probably know nothing of them. " Owing to the frequent raids and the constant turmoil- In Chinatown our business has fallen off within the last two weeks at least TO per cent. Some of the stores are doing no business at all. Sight, seers. seem afraid to come to Chinatown any more, or the few who do come here hesitate to go into the stores. The Chinese merchants cannot stand this much longer. As it is the same all over the country, we feel that the Chinese Minister ought to help us." coroner Julius Harourger expressed in tense indignation yesterday with the work of the police in the Slgel investigation. "Capt. Carey's men, the night the body of Elsie Sigel was discovered thought, the woman -was a negress," said the Coroner, and they dldn t want to bother about it. They didn't know until I went to tire house that It was-' a white woman who had been murdered. Then they were slow to get to work. Capt. Carey has been after me to hold the inquest and wind the whole case np, but I have told him I will not do it until the police show some results. If they had started out properly, 1 think they would have caught Leon Ling before this. Now it doesn't look as though they will ever find him." Capt. Galvin of the Elizabeth Street Station yesterday finished tip his crusade against the whitw women in Chinatown. He sent another score of them out of the dens of Chinatown, and. declared that they should not return aa long as he stayed in charge of the precinct. There are now exactly six white women In Chinatown, Capt. Galvin said, and they are married to Chinamen and have licenses to prove it, , deAf-mute A of the and from and by half Low original decorations In exhibition well that peculiar their " the from with In calm - a " with " and Melville but Day by by practicable and Mrs. noon floor to give on son and adjoining, valid, aid brew eral this a ago. the brotherhood

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  1. The New York Times,
  2. 04 Jul 1909, Sun,
  3. Page 11

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