Property Line of Lawrence Crabtree & Harden's description

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Property Line of Lawrence Crabtree & Harden's description - GIRL SLAIN MAN HELD Killing of Young Cumberland...
GIRL SLAIN MAN HELD Killing of Young Cumberland Woman Develops Mystery MADE DESPERATE BATTLE Body Found in Neighbors Yard Within Few Feet of Own - Residence Admirer Tells Police He Was With Her Evening Before and Left Her to Go Home Alone Mutes Name on Packet of Films Special to The Washington Post Cumberland Md March 28 Mystery surrounds the death of Miss Margaret Mullan 30 years old whose body bruised as It In a terrific struggle was found today - in the yard In the rear of the residence of Lawrence E Crabtree a city postofflce carrier in Walnut street Leroy Harden - who resides with his father Jacob Harden a carpenter living in King street is being detained at the police station Harden admits having been with Miss Mullan as late at 1030 oclock last night having left hef at Decatur and Glenn streets He did not see her after that he declares In Sight of Her Home A John F Harden a brother of Leroy Harden lives In Walnut street adjoining the Crabtree residence and the yards connected with the houses run to a point Miss Mullan lived with herparents Mr and Mrs William T Mullan on Knobley street near Valley road The back yard of the Crabtree residence extends to Knobley street and the body lay all day within a stones throw of the girls home while search was being made In all directions for her - It Js thought that Miss Mullan had been dead at least eighteen hours An autopsy by Dr Thomas B McDonald and Dr C F Bobo disclosed a broken neck There were scratches on the neqk as if the girl had been clutched Her fingers were torn her lips cut and her body bruised all indicating that she had been in a terrific struggle Had Seemed Agitated She left home last night about 730 oclock When she failed to return her parents assumed she had gone to La - vale to spend the night wlth friends who are mutes Miss Mullan was deaf but could talk Near her body were found an envelope containing four photographic films that had not been developed and a fishing line on a spool - Neighbors stated that they had seen the girl passing up and down the street last night carrying an envelope and acting as If she had been agitated The father of the girl formerly operated a lime kiln She had seven brothers and two sisters Harden told States Attorney Perdew and Coroner Shaw at the police station that he had teen paying attention to the girl and they were on the street for some time last night but he did not go to the Mullan home because her brothers objected to him Sometimes two and three weeks would elapse before he would see her he said Because of family objection to him he continued she always Insisted that he accompany her only part of the way home and ha would generally leave her at Decatur and Glenn streets a half mile from th Mullan home Several boards were torn off the fence near where the body lay The police think the woman met death at some other point and that her body was thrown into the yard BUYERS OF THE WORLD United States Consuls Naming Them in a Trade Directory American Shippers to Be Greatly Helped by the Vast Work Now in Progress Everywhere In an effort to aid American commercial interests in reaching buyers all over the globe the United States consuls are gathering data for a world trade directory which will be printed by the Department of Commerce This entails a great deal of extra - labor on the part of the commercial representatives jabroad but private letters received frcm various foreign ports show that the work is progressing rapidly The proposed directory will be of great aid to the shippers of this country Some of the consuls and their staffs have been busy far into the night for the tabulation of the Information required takes much patient analysis At some of the ports in the West Indies and in South America the gathering of this information has been especially onerous Battalions of typewriting machines of all types have been called for to produce standard gauge copy for forwarding to Washington When the orders were sent out by the Department of Commerce many of the consuls were almost overwhelmed by the detail which was required of them They had to get the names the businesses the standing of all merchants and exporters in their territory They are required to obtain all the details concerning the Industries In the regions for which they are responsible and to give suggestions regarding hoir American trade may be developed The publication of this trade directory will be an ambitious undertaking and it Is believed that it will be of great benefit to commercial Interests The consuls are doing their work In accordance with standards which hav been adopted by the government and when it Is completed it Is believed that itrwill have an important Influence in extending American trade This work will supplement that done by special commercial attaches who recently have been sent to important foreign posts by the Department of Commerce which obtained an appropriation for that purpose

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  1. The Washington Post,
  2. 29 Mar 1915, Mon,
  3. Page 3

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