199 Forsyth Street PDR

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199 Forsyth Street
a of a of In It A SHOT FROM THE DOORWAY OXE ransioff OF TIIK KILLING OF STAMlhUKll IN FOimTTU STREET Ckairle lle k Arrested on Husplelon nya ke Cane Down StaIr lo Illaneree a Crowd of DrAwler nnd bad no IMsiol George StamlnKiT a shoemaker living at 199 Forsyth street hurried to tho saloon of llobort Mathlns at 200 Forsyth street after the affray In tho stroot nt 1 oclock yesterday morning morning and recognized tho young man who hal ben shot dead its William Stnmlngcr his son The young man fell just after a ulstol shot had startled the neighborhood and was picked up In the roadway between two trucks with a bullet through his heart A crowd that had boon quarrelling near tho saloon scattered when they saw Stamtngor fall and ran In different directions One of the crowd Roderick Meagher a young olano maker living at 203 Forsyth street ran toward Houston street and then wheeling abut suddenly rushed Into tho arms of Policeman Policeman Hullln of tho Mercer street station At the station houso Mcaghor said that ho was standing opposlto Muthliiss saloon when he heard the shot and saw n man In his shirt sheaves In the doorway of the saloon with a smoking pistol In his hand He took to his heels when ho saw hUtmlngor full because he feared be too might be shot Half an hour after Mcaghnrs arrest tho police took Julius Meyer aged 23 brothorln law of Robert Mathlas proprietor ot the ttaloon from his bed and brought him before Menghor Meaghor said hn thought Moyor might be the man ho had seen with a pistol but would not positively identify him No weapon wan found In the possession ol either Meyer or Mcagbor but both were hold Meyer Insisted that ho knew nothing about the shooting and that hn bad no pistol He IK a furniture varnlsher but was serving as bartender In the saloon on Saturday night He says that he and young Btamlnger had been togetlmr during tho evenIng Another arrest wan made soon after Mtyers but with the understanding that the person was simply detained ns a witness and tho mans neighbors did not know until yesterday yesterday afternoon that ho wag In custody Charles Heck Is a cloth presserliving on the third floor nt 204 Forsyth street and employed In his brothers tailor shop at 2flG Ho has occupied Ills present rooms sInce July G Christian Frltschlor his landlord and Henry Vunhafen and his family live on the floor below him Tbu first floor Is divided Into two narrow shops one of which Is occupied by n Chinese laundry nnd the other by a boor saloon which Immediately adjoins that of Matblas It was ascertained after Hecks arrest that be came down stairs after midnight to atop a disturbance in the hallway or in the street outside He Is said to have admitted this fact but to have stated that he was simply armed with a club While be was engaged with the brawlers In time street the window ot Mathlass saloon was broken and the people inside rushed out to see what the matter was Till brawlers crossed to the opposite side ot tlm street and the next Instant Instant the pistol was limit Tile occupants of the saloon were Itobert Matlilas and his wife the prisoner Meyer Hugo Itlndskopf and two others They all say that they heard no pistol shot and did not know that anything serious had happonpd until Statningirs body was picked up Tho police secured evidence yesterday yesterday however on which Hock was committed committed to the Tombs to await the result of the Coroners Coroners Inquest The sergeant at tlm Eldridge street police station hist evening said Hock denied positively after his arrest that he had owned a pistol but policemen from this station have found witnesses today who will testify that ho recently had a pistol In his possession possession and In searching his rooms one of the policemen found this old leathern pistol hol ster which you see bears marks ol long use and found a bullet The pistol may have been tired merely to frighten away the noisy fellows in the street Mr Vunhafen of 204 Forsyth drool said At 12k my wife und I heard a loud noise tn the hallway on the first floor Then I heard loud gciiflllng at the foot of the stairway and heard a door open anti n minute or two after that I heard the pistol shot Stnmlngers body was removed to 199 Forsyth street yesterday ana prepared for burial He was junior shlpplngclerk In Slral ton mk htormss clear factory HIs father says that be was a sober and Industrious young man and that he could not have boon one of the brawlers whom Heck tried to drive away

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  1. The Sun,
  2. 01 Oct 1883, Mon,
  3. Page 1

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