maria hammaker 1879 albright miller
a to LATER REGARDING THE MILLER MUR DER. Miss llammaker Disappeared at Seven O'Clock 'this Morning and Has Not Keen Seen Since Excitement Concerning the Mystery. The city was full of rumors on the sub ject of the murder of W. K. Miller, during the day, and all kinds ot statements were made on the subject. Last evening, as it now appears, Mrs. Wagner, the mother of Miller, demanded to know of the young woman whether or not she was married to her son, saj'ing that if she was not, she could not remain in the house, and if she had been, she should say when and where. The young woman declined then to make any statement, saying that she was not prepared to do so. This morning Miss llammaker left Cumberland street for the purpose as she told Jura. Wagner, to get her certificate ot marriage, and up to 3:40 p. M. to - day, has not been seen or heard of. Her absence is regarded as a great mystery, and has given rise to much unfavorable talk concerning her connection with the murder. It is alleged by parties who live on South street, where Miss llammaker was at ser vice, that Albright was seen at the door of the house talking to her in May last, and that on one occasion during the ab sence of the ladv of the house Al bright was seen to pass in by the front door, Miss llammaker being there to receive him as it by appointment. It will be recollected that JSliss 11. posi tively stated that she had not seen Albright since his return from Texas. Other persons who live on South street now say that while Miss llammaker was at service there Al - ongnt was seen several times lurKing in front ol the house, evidently waning to see her. Anotner mystery in tnis connection is a a il . that Miss Hammaker has told parties she had been married on the evening of the 3d of July. It is well understood in fire men circles that Miller was engaged all of the afternoon and until after midnijiht of the 3d of July as escort for arriving firemen, and could not possibly have been married at the time thus stated. 1 hese are facts which are given on the authority of the most reliable persons. in regard to the gossip concerning Miss liammaKer, it is oi the most damaging character. By some it is now alleged that she and Albright have met and escaped together, which is of course but wild conjec ture, and yet it is no more exaggerated than the thousand and one rumors that have been flying around the city concerning this bloody anair all day. Detective Anderson went to Newport, to day ior tne purpose ot iurther working up tue case. Chief Cilley not being able to organize a force, as he required, from volunteers out of the Citizen fire company, did not go to Perry county. xne latest. At New Bloomfield and Newport, parties have started to scour the country for the murderer. Letters He Left .Behind Him. It will be remembered that when Al bright approached Miller and Miss Ham maker, he handed her a letter, of which the following is a copy : JMONTGOMEUY 8 FEURY. AUCUSt U, Maria : As I told you from the first time you told me that imp was going to follow up irom town l said he must be hurt it he comes. So now he has got it sure Dont blame me but if any one why your own dear sen and him also good by 1 will see you again love respect &c Sam Maria you will remember now what I told you and all your fault Never do A trick like that again good by till I see you again. Sam When the murderer sprang into the street he threw a letter down, which was ad dressed "To the public," and reads: Montgomery s h lkky lo the citizens of the surrounding coun try; Knowing that there will be quite an excitement and talk about this little fuss I take this plan to make things A little plain to you. In the first place. I think I am doing my duty. In the second place I am keeping (or. saving) maria from being fol lowed around like A dam dog by this cuss which she could not keep away from her and in the third place do what every man snouid do (Protect what belongs to ninn Concerning myself you all know about as well as I can tell vou. Our relationship has spoke for itself long ere this. The binding part can be told by herself if she sees fit. The direction I take you must find out yourselves but lead must meet any one who shall tollowon my trail. Respectfully, Aug. 6. '79. S. E. Ai - hkite, P. S. This hellion has been warned twice if he would come up here he would be killed, dam a man that follows another's wife. fFor these letters we arc indebted to the Newport Ledger of this week. Scarcity of Dnrelllns Houses. The reference to the prosperous condition of the First and Second wards, and tenant house affairs in the same locality, elicits the information from a real estate agent in the Fifth ward, that out of 70 houses on hi.s list, he has not a single vacancy and has demands for 15 or 20 more. Inquiry among other real estate agents affords the same information. The demand for houses never was greater than it is now, and rents arc at fair rates and promptly met. These arc all encouraging business indications.