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VOLUME LXXIV-NQ. 20.
THE BORDEN CASE.
The Lawyers Begin Their
ROBINSON FOR THE ACCUSED.
He Argues That Lizzie Could Not
Have Committed the Hurder of
the Two Old People.
Special to The Morning Cam.
New Bedford, June 19.— The day for
the arguments in the Lizzie Borden trial
opened with a great crowd at the court
house, scarcely one-tenth of whom could
gain admission. A large proportion of
those in attendance were in fashionable
holiday attire. The defendant appeared
fresh and smiling.
Governor Robinson opened the proceed
ings with his argument for tlie defense.
He began by declaring the defendant
physically unable to commit the crime In
the manner in which it was committed;
and as for that, he said, it was only possi
ble for a maniac — a devil— to do it. He
asked the jury to bring their homes, hearts
and Intellects Into their decision In the
Governor Robinson then rehearsed
chronologically the events connected with
the crime. He saw no reason to connect
the defendant with it. There was no
direct evidence against Miss Borden, he
said. No weapon whatever and no
knowledge of the use of one bad been
shown. The evidence shows that the
defendant did not know where the alleged
weapon was kept. There was no spot on
her from her head to her feet, with the
exception of one as big as a pin head on
Lizzie Borden was at home the morning
the murders were committed, and if she
had gone upstairs and looked under the
bed she might have seen the body of her
stepmother. Both Lizzie and Bridget tell
about the note which called Mrs. Borden
out, and both were told about it by Mrs.
Borden. Lizzie said she had been in the
bam 20 minutes. An ice-cream peddler,
who knew Bridget, went by anil saw a
woman, but not Bridget, walking to the
house from the barn.
Five minutes' recess was here taken,
and Governor Robinson's address was dis
cussed freely by the spectators, much dis
appointment being expressed about it.
Bridget, said the Governor after the
recess, when she heard that Borden was
dead said she would go to Mrs. White
head's and tell Mrs. Borden, if she was
there. Bridget Sullivan, who for two
years had been closer to the family than
any one else, never heard a quarrel be
tween Lizzie and Mrs. Borden.
The speaker then related the fact of the
alini.j-_ blt.i,<\stsii-;Qt\ dre&a. and - ttie burn- - I
ing i\[ it. lr Lizzie Borden killed her step- I
mother at 9:45, he asked, did she come j
down and greet her lather in the blood- '
stained dress? She must have changed
her clothing and changed it again after
the second slaughter. Lizzie didn't try to
get Bridget out of the house. Don't you
think she would have sent her on some
errand if she contemplated these murders?
The attorney pointed out that the doctors
disagreed as to what had been used to kill
the Borden*, and touched upon the claw
headed hatchet and the hatchet without a
handle. If these were not the implements
with which the murder was committed,
where are they?.
The exclusive opportunity theory was
simply an anticipation which was not
realized. Anybody could have got into the
house by simply avoiding Bridget on the
outside and Lizzie on the inside.
The lawyer held that the young man
seen in the vicinity was an outside spy for
the woman committing the deed ; that tbe
Job had not been done by one person.
At this point the dinner recess was
taken, and the ex-Governor resumed when
the court reassembled.
If there had been any blood on the de
fendant's hair, he said, tho*e who were
bathing her face would have discovered it.
It was 3 o'clock when the ex-Governor
closed and District Attorney Knowlton
began to sum up for tho prosecution.
"However we may differ, we can agree
that this is a most heartrending case.
The woman wo are trying is a Christian.
It is hard to consider a woman guilty of
Bush a crime, but the greatest criminals of
the world have been women, and we must
face this case as men. No one who has
told of it saw Lizzie Borden ourn that
dress. While Mr. Borden was down at
the bank that morning the assassin met
Mrs. B"rden and killed her. It was
against her that the murderer's hate was
directed. Lizzie was the one woman in the
world who believed the old woman stood
between her father and herself."
The speaker reviewed the movements of
the family on the morning of tbe tragedy,
and said that up to the time when the
murder was committed there was no op
portunity for the assassin to come In.
"When that SCO-pound woman fell," he
said, "it must have been heard by who
ever was in the house. If Lizzie was
downstairs she was In the passageway of
the murderer; if she was upstairs she
could not have helped hearing. She was
alone in the house with the murdered
woman, and knew that by and by there
would come into the house the stein, just
man. who would notice the absence of his
"He came in end she said to him,
'Mother received a note and has gone out,''
but there was no note; there never was
any one sick, and the note story originated
with Lizzie Borden. Bridget Sullivau said
that the first she heard of it was what
The court adjourned with Knowlton's
argument not finished.
Judge Justin Dewey, who is presiding
nt th« trial in the Borden case, was born
in Great Harrington, Mass., in a house
that stands close to the border line of that
town and tlie town of Alford. He studied
law in the office of Increase Sumner, father
Of C. A. Sumner of San Francisco, and
after his admission to the bar was for five
or six years a partner in practice with his
venerable preceptor and uniil the latter
was commissioned Judge of the Southern
District of Berkshire County. He contin
ued to practice law in Great Barring' on
until his own elevation to the bench.
He was noted from boyhood for his stu
dious habits, being of a very sober and
almost ascetic cast of mind. He very
lareV laughs. His occasional smile seems
The Morning Call.
to be one that breaks out on his face
against his will. Yet he is of a very kind
and generous disposition and is uot devoid
of a grim sense of humor.
Judge Dewey married a Miss Jane Stan
ley, a remarkably brilliant pianist and
otherwise highly accomplished, lie 'was
reared in the faith and membership of the
Congregational church- He left that
church in 1883, and for several years there
after was in the communion of the Epis
copal church, but resumed his connection
with the church of his fathers, being of
original Puritan stock.
Felix Borden has been located here.
Young Borden says he knew Lizzie and
her father only by sight and reputation,
and that if he told Mrs. Ramsey at Balti
more that Lizzie committed the murders
his opinion was formed on newspaper re
ports and not from any knowledge of Liz
zie's character. He could not remember,
cither, just where he was at the time of
the murders, because he was then in the
circus business and it kept him traveling
most of the time, but he had an idea he
was ln Providence. BTnS
WILLIAM A WINNER.
Almost Certain of a Working
The Radicals and Social Democrats
Join Issues Against the Kaiser.
Hatred of Richter.
Special to The Morning Call
Berlin, June 19.— The election returns
are virtually complete. Only the report
from one district is lacking and a- revision
of the returns may necessitate a few alter
ations, but they will be trivial. The candi
dates elected number 215. Of these 101
will vote for the army bill and 114 against
As expected, the latest returns increased
steadily the list of members upon whom
the Government can rely for support.
Speculators on the Bourse a san
guine view of the Government's prospects
in second ballots. Imperial and Russian
stocks, which weakened on Friday, were
strong Saturday in consequence of the
report that the Government would have a
small majority at the opening of the
Liebknecht, the well-known Social
Democratic leader, in an interview to-day,
admitted that the Government would get a
majority in the Reichstag for the army bill
by effecting a compromise with certain
political factions. The compromise would
consist of increasing the numerical
strength of the army by 60,000 and reducing
the period of service to two years.
Eugene Richter, leader of the opposition
Radicals, has agreed formally with August
11 ' Del and Wirhelm Llcbkneciit, the lead
ers of the Social Democrats, to deliver to
the Social Democrats on the second ballot
all the radical votes he can control in the
constituencies where the contests will be
between the Social Democrats and the can
didates favoring the army bill. In return
l.iebknecht and Bebel will order the Social
Democratic voters to support Richterists
in constituencies where she latter contest
seals with the representatives of the Gov
The bitterness felt by the Government
parties toward Richter Is excessive. In
Hagen, which Richter represented in the
last Reichstag, and which the recount gives
him tlie right to contest with Herr Breil,
Social Democrat, the National Liberals say
they will vote with the Socialists, so as to
threw Richter out.
In Blauderen a complimentary vote of
938 was cast for Prince Bismarck.
RIOTING AT BERNE.
The Authorities Compelled to Call
- Out the Military.
Berne, Juno 19. — About' fifty Swiss
workingmen attacked to-day a gang of
Italians who had been imported to work in
the streets. The police interfered and
arrested fifteen of the attacking party and
locked them up. This evening a turbulent
crowd gathered near the jail. When the
police tried to disperse them the men made
a rush for the jail to release the prisoners.
The police fired upon the rioters, but
were unable to drive them back until ten
had been arrested aud fourteen wounded.
During a pause in the hostilities, a
company of soldiers was brought up to
guard the approaches to tho jail. By
repeated charges, the police then drove off
the crowd. Later, a thousand or more
workingmen gathered near the jail. A
detachment of artillery was brought from
Than to hold them back, and is now
stationed before the jail.
The Pope Indorses His Attitude on
the Scholastic Question.
London. June 19.— A dispatch from
Rome states that the Pope, in conversa
tion with a number of church dignitaries
to-day. freely expressed approval of the
attitude of Mgr. Satolli, papal delegate to
the United States, on the scholastic ques
tion in America. The Pope declared the
letters he sent to Cardinal Gibbons, Arch
bishop Ireland and other American arch
bishops only explain his scholastic policy
aud state his Holiness' desire for its con
THIRSTING FOR BLOOD.
Clemenceau Challenges Two Men in
Paris, June 19. — As. tho result of a
wordy altercation In the Deputies to-day.
during a debate on the electoral reform
bill between Cltnienceau, Paul Deroulede
and Lucien Millevoye, the former has
challenged each of the. latter to a duel.
Both refuse to grant Clemenceau repara
tion, but Millevoye said he himself would
challenge Clemenceau after the debate on
the Herz extradition case.
Protection of the Seals.
. London. June 19.— bill concerning
the An2ln-liu,sian agreement for tbe pro
tection of seals In that part of the North
Pacific off the Russian coast, and for the
punish ment of poachers in these waters,
passed the second reading in the House of
Commons to-day without division.
Drought in Germany.
Beki.ln, June 19— The recent drought
hr.s caused such a scarcity of farm produce
and so blighted the young crop, that Herr
yon Berlepsch, Minister of Trade, will
propose a suspension of the duties on corn
SAN FRANCISCO, TUESDAY MORNING, JUNE 20, 1893.
OUR DAY AT HOME.
Dedication of California's
THE GOVERNOR'S SPEECH.
Alameda County Dispenses Wine to
the Thirsty Denizens of the City
by the Great Lake.
Special to The Morning Call,
Chicago, June 19.— Native Sons of the
Golden West were at the World's Fair to
day In large numbers. They wore gold
badges shaped like a grizzly bear, and
talked of "God's country" and "para
dise" aud had a jolly good time. They,
made their guests have a jolly good time
too. The occasion of their gathering was
the formal dedication of the California
State building, and they celebrated the
event with that free and easy grace for
which Califomians are famous.
The big building was lavishly, decorated
outside and in with flags, flowers and
Plants rare and beautiful from the Golden
State, and from end to end, from top to
bottom, the huge structure presented a
picture pleasing to the eye. No less than
10,000 people had assembled when the
hour for the formal ceremonies to begin
arrived. They wire not all Callfornians,
to be sure, but they all admired the build
ing and the gorgeous display of fruit,
flowers, gold and other products of the
The building had been cleared up early
in the morning and bunting was to be seen
in graceful festoons on every hand. Only
Califomians or those who possessed invi
tations were admitted to the gallery, and
they came early. At 2 o'clock the Second
Regiment Band took the place assigned to
ii in the south gallery and gave a delight
ful serenade. At 3 Governor Markham
«nd the Invited guests were escorted to
the stage and were cheered by ten thou
sand voices. Those on the platform were
the Governor and Mrs. Markham, Vice-
President Phelan, Mr. and Mrs.de Young,
Commissioner and Mrs. McMurray, Secre
tary and Mrs. Wells. Mrs. Lizzie Hastings,
Mrs. Dean. Mr«. Requa, Mrs. Smith, Mrs.
Bradley, Mrs. Marcellus, Mrs. Com mines,
Dr. and Mr.. Bird, Mesdames Castle and
Frazell, Miss Kate Field, Fred Douglass,
Marie Burroughs, President Thomas W.
Palmer, Chief Samuels, Chief La Rue,
Judge W. T. Wallace, Mark McDonald
The ceremonies opened with a concert
by the Second Regiment band of the Illi
nois National Guard. Then Hon. James
D. Phelan, vice-president of the California
World's Fair Commission, spoke of the
work done by California toward making
the great Exposition a success. He praised
he liberality of the Stale in appropriating
an amount sufficient to enable the State,
so famous for its wealth, ilsgold and fruit,
to be creditably represented. Ashe con
cluded he turned to Governor H. H. Mark
bam and formally delivered to him the
keys of the building.
The Governor then, ln the name of the
people of California, declared the building
open to the public.
In the course of his remarks the Gov
ernor said, speaking of California:
"Forty-three years ago she was admitted
into the Union, and to-day she has less
than a million and a half of inhabitants.
Yet when I tell you what her handful of
people have accomplished, not only for
California but for the whole country, I am
sure that you will concede that she has
justly earned her high position among the
newer States of the Union, and will com
mand the respect and confidence of the
whole country. Those who know her best
love her most and appreciate most highly
the thrift, energy, enterprise and intelli
gence of her people. I can say, without
offense, that they are in truth the most
enterprising people of any State in the
Union, for California numbers among her
inhabitants persons from nearly every pre
cinct in the United States, and from almost
every country under the sun, and I think
a little reflection upon tha part of each
will convince you that those who have
emigrated from your Immediate neighbor
hoods to California are somewhat above
the average of citizens. As so many of
our people have emigrated from other
States it is only fair to say that what
faults they have should be charged rather
to their early education than to California,
for we know our native sons and daughters
"California is 1000 miles by road from
north to south, and in many places more
than 350 miles by road from east to west.
Immense mountain ranges have been over
come; thirty to forty rivers and hun
dreds of mountain streams have been
bridged and protected; great valleys, des
erts aud plains converted Into farms,
orchards and gardens; dense forests pene
trated and subdued; the three thousand
miles separating us from our extreme East
ern markets overcome; railroads have
been constructed; and supported; wagon
roads have been built in every direction;
fences, school-houses, town?, villages and
cities have been built; immense irrigation
works constructed; new enterprises of
every description created and cared for;
and all this accomplished within the last
torty-tbree years by a population averag
ing for that time less than 700.000 people.
"These facts demonstrate two truths;
first, that the people of the State must be
all I have said of them, and second, that
she possesses resources beyond the con
ception of the. ordinary man. Otherwise,
such results in so short a period of time,
wiih so limited a population, could never
have been accomplished. "
Director-General Davis spoke in behalf
of the exposition officials. Tie said much
of the success of the fair was due to the
energy and enterprise of California. .'".-'
Hon. M. 11. de Young, National Com
missioner, for California, responded- to
Director-General Davis' remarks. ■
Speeches were also made by J. M. Sam
uels, chief of the ' horticultural depart
ment, State Commissioner S. W.'Fergusson
Kate Field made one of her characteris
tic addresses, in which she said that the
typical American ; had not yet been born,
but that she prophesied that 200 years
hence ho would be born in the greatest
State in the Union— California.
Loud calls were made for Fred Douglass
and he made a few remarks, after which
all those who had . invitations were taken
to (heart gallery and official rooms, where
fruits and wines were served. On the
main floor Alameda County placed several
barrels of wine on drought and gave them
away to the thirsty throng. The liberality
of the management was highly approved.
One of the interesting features of the
opening was the distribution of souvenirs
by the Southern California Association.
These consisted of seeds of various kinds
of fruits, vegetables and grasses peculiar
to that section of the State. This mvel
idea originated with members of the asso
ciation from the fact that they frequently
noticed an evident desire on the part of
visitors to take away some little memento
from the building.
Next to the Illinois building, that of
California is the largest State building on
the exposition grounds. It is a unique
structure, and is a combination of the
old mission buildings erected when Spain
dominated the Pacific Slope. Several old
bells that used to sound vespers years be
fore the '49ers flocked into the gold-fields
are hung in the quaint towers which dis
tinguish the buildings. Date palms and
other semi-tropical trees surround it, and
it is filled with the varied products of a
State known to have the finest climate in
the world. The building has a total floor
space ofiOO.ooo square feet and cost nearly
$100,000, while £1.000.000 will not reach the
value ot the exhibits.
In spite of the heat to-day there was a
refreshing breeze around the fair buildings
that mad.! life pleasant to the visitors to
the White City. The attendance was not
The council of administration decided
to-day to keep the gates open hereafter till
11 o'clock at night. Heretofore the gates
have been opened to visitors on Sunday,
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday nights.
Some special feature is being prepared for
each evening. This programme will be
continued on the nights named, but the
fair will be opened the other nights as well.
This decision was caused by the clamor
of business men and others who had no
opportunity to visit the grounds during the
day. It will be a pleasant innovation, also
permitting the people to view ihe wonders
of the White City in the cool of the evening.
An elaborate Fourth of July programme
is being prepared. It embraces a civic and
miliary parade, artillery salutes, Midway
Plaisance parade, reading of the Declara
tion of Independence, grand concerts, and
in the evening such a grand electric and
fireworks display as bas not heretofore
The religious societies, which threaten
to remove their exhibits because the expo
sition will be opened on Sundays, will not
be allowed to do so. as the director-general
holds that all exhibits were entered for the
whole period of the fair and must remain.
Professor Gooch on Wednesday will
open the summer school for the practical
study of the exposition. The enterprise
has received the sanction of the officials,
and a competent corps of professors will
assist Professor Gooch.
The twenty. one children given a trip to
the fair from the California schools will
attend the exercises at the children's build
ing to-morrow. They will be formally wel
comed by Mrs. Palmer and a varied pro
gramme of music and addresses has been
prepare^- - Each ?,>< r the : children • will ;be
presented with a souvenir spoon. X ■■
The exposition officials do not favor re
ducing the price of Sunday admission to
25 cents, fearing that it will bring out an
undesirable crowd, which they desire to
avoid. On Sundays there will be religious
exercises, sacred music and all else calcu
lated to make the Sabbath what it
Commissioner Rucker of North Dakota
returned from a (tip through the North
west to-day and says that stock-raisers In
general are preparing to send exhibits to
The attendance at the fair to-day was
THE ANGORA TRIALS.
Great Interest in the Condemned
Secretary Gresham Talks of the Af
fair—The English Ministry Inter
pellated in the Commons.
Special to I'BEMosKiKa Call.
New York, June 19.— At the American
Board of Foreign Missions in this city it is
learned that the outcome of the trial con
ducted in Angora against the Armenians
charged with rioting in Ce.area and
Marsovan last spring lias greatly surprised
Rev. Dr. C. n. Daniels, district secretary
of the board, said to-day: "All . the
prisoners are natives. The two professors
who were sentenced to death, Mr. Thou
maian. senior professor of the college, and
Professor Kayayan, are Innocent. They
were arrested and imprisoned January . 28,
and every request to see them or give ball
for them was refused. Roy. Dr. C. C.
Tracy, president of the college, who has
just arrived here, stated that there was no
evidence connecting them with the issuance
of the seditious placards. Yet the two
native professors were not released. If
they are now being declared guilty it must
have been done by the forgery of alleged
documents and by perjured witnesses."
A Washington special says: Secretary
Gresham was shown the cable dispatch
from Constantinople regarding the
"This is the first news 1 have received of
the result of the trial*," said the Secretary.
"No official Information on the subject has
yet come to me, aud I am, therefore, un
prepared to say what, if anything, will be
dune about it by our Government.'
"While our Government, as a govern
ment, had no authority to iuterfere§ln the
matter of the two professors condemned
to death, neither of them being American
citizens, it had placed every facility at the
disposal of the American friends of the ac
cused, and the American Consul-General
at Constantinople had been instructed to
see to the retaining of the ablest counsel
that could be procured."
It is not believed here anything further
will be done. ; '-■}
Loxno>-, June 19.— The question of the
Armenians sentenced to death at Angora
by the Turkish authorities came up in the
Commons to-day. Sir Edward Gray, Parlia
mentary Secretary of the Foreign Offlee.sald
that the English Charge d'Affaires at Con
stantinople had "... been, instructed to use
every effort to prevent the sentences being
carried out, pending a full consideration of
all the circumstances involved.
First Great Northern Train.
Seattle, June 19.— Tlie first passenger
train over the Great No'-^iern left on time
A TALE OF MURDER
How Lawyer McWhirter
STORY OF THE ASSASSINATION
The Widow's Testimony and That
of Other Witnesses Detailing
His Taking Off.
Special to The Morn-ins Call.
Fresno, June 19— At the opening of
court to-day Foote continued the cross
examination of Mrs. McWhirter. She said
the doorbell had not been changed. Her
husband told her a man with dark mus
tache followed him home one night. He
saw him afterward in the couriliouse square
during the primary campaign, and saw a
man under the window one night. He
went out with a pistol and spoke to the
man, who ran away. She had never seen
her husband have a white-handled pistol.
Emma Southworth testified that she
lived next door north of the McWhirter
residence. At the time ofrfhe shooting she
was sitting up In bed and saw a flash and
heard a report. Then a second report,
when McWhirter tried to scream, but li
ended In agony. Then she heard another
shot and scuffling and shuffling of feet.
Then Mrs. McWhirter screamed "They
have murdered my husband" and "Mur
der" several time. Then she called the
neiehbers byname to come to her. She
went over and found others there.
Mr. Foote cross-examined sharply and
asked why the witness had not testified
to the light burning in the McWhirter
house and cries of murder at the Coroner's
The witness answered that the Coroner's
inquest was not a trial and she did not
think It necessary. She saw Mrs. Mc-
Whirter in her nightgown pass the dining
room window after the shots were fired.
Mata Neilson, a domestic of the Mc-
Whirter family at the time of the tragedy,
testified that she was awakened by a noise
and looking out of the window heard two
shots and heard some one moaning. Mrs.
McWhirter ran into the yard and witness
followed, and saw deceased lying on the
ground, fehe was awakened by the noise
of some men out in the alley before the
shots were fired.
Mr. Johnson asked that the witness
have an Interpreter sworn. Mr. Foote
having some difficulty in getting the wit
ness to understand him, asked if she liked
Johnson's voice better than his.
She said two flashes, after she went to
the window, seemed to come from the
alley toward the house.
The witness wanted to testify in
Swedish, but Foote would not permit it.
She was positive she 'beard men in the
alley before the shots were" fired. She
swore that she had not been coached;
she heard hammering; heard Mrs. Mc-
Whirter say as she went out, "Where are
you. papa?" Did not hear her shout mur
der. She denied that any one was signal
ing her with, a handkerchief or how she
Thomas Rhodes, gardener, for City Re
corder Clark, testified that be slept nearly
opposite near the end of the McWhirter
yard where the killing occurred. Begot
upat2:cOto turn off the windmill, then
went to sleep. He was awakened by shots
and a woman screaming. Went out and
asked Mrs. McWhiiter what the trouble
was. She said some one had murdered her
husband and asked for Clark. He heard
some one hollo, " Oh" between the first
and second shots.
John S. Eastwood testified that ho was
sleeping In the Clark residence and heard
six or seven shots fired, two close together.
He heard Mrs. McWhirter screaming.
Went over and found others there. One
revolver was found near the post out in
the yard, and the other revolver, two club 3
and a mask were found near the gum
tree by the fence.
Frank H. Short testified that he found
after daylight tracks of a man's gum-soled
tennis shoes without heels. The tracks
pointed north. After he measured them
they were tracked to McWhirter's yard,
where they were lost.
A COSTLY EXPERIMENT.
Heavy Rollers Delay the Corona at
> Port Los Angeles.
Sax Diego, June 19.— The steamer
Corona arrived from San Francisco and
way ports at 10:30 o'clock this forenoon,
sixteen and a half hours late. The delay
was occasioned by rough weather at Port
Los Angeles, where a heavy ground swell
in that roadstead tore the Corona loose
from her moorings again and again, break
ing all her mooring lines but one hawser.
They were spliced as often as broken, but
the work of discharging consumed twelve
hours, seven hours over schedule time.
Over £300 worth of hawser's were des
troyed in tho operation of discharging at
the great ocean wharf of the Southern
Pacific Company. Some of the officers of
the Corona attributed her delay to the
breaking down of her engines, but dis
gusted passengers told the real cause of
WILL CELEBRATE IT.
The Fourth of July and San Diego and
Sax Diego, June 19.— 1t .was formally
agreed by the directors to-day that the
construction of the San Diego and Phoenix
Railway should be celebrated on the
Fourth of July. The entire proceeds,
minus actual cost of operation over the
belt line, are to be devoted to further ex
tension of the. Phoenix road, meantime
making good progress. About one-third of
the second mile has been graded. This
morning five more teams were put to work,
making fifteen in all, with men enough to
work them. After this second mile level
country. will be reached again and grading
will progress more rapidly.
A BIG HAUL.
Large Number of _ Smuggled Chinese
A Caught at Seattle.
Seattle, June 19.— Toe biggest seizure
of smuggled Chinese ever recorded on
Puget Sound was made to-night by Deputy
Collector of Customs W. D. A. McKen
zie, who rounded up thirty-two Chinamen
and one white man In a Northern Pacific
boxcar which ,; had been sealed and
switched, ready tn be sent to Portland dur
ing the night. Last night the British
steamer Ina of Victoria quietly slipped
into the harbor and landed a: West Seattle,
where she discharged her cargo of Chinese.
The Mongolians, with C. Dilloway, a
white man of Victoria, were stowed away
lntbecar, which was sealed. The railroad
employes heard a noise in the car during
the night and reported to McKenzie, who
took the entire party into custody.
A Man Who Wants to Capture
Phojnix, June 19.— Governor Hughes to
day received a letter from R. C. Bramletf,
the Colorado Deputy Marshal, offering to
bring a pack ol trained bloodhounds to
hunt Kid, the renegade Apache. Brani
lett lias a large number of bloodhounds
trained to hunt fugitives, and within the
oast five years has captured twenty-six
men in this way In Colorado and New Mex
ico. He is confident that he can capture
the renegade, but asks in the event of fail
ure a guarantee of expenses.
The Governor answered that while he
was anxious that Bramlett shall make the
attempt, he himself is unable to make such
guarantee, but thinks the SSOOO reward
offered for Kid's capture ought to be suffi
Gossip About the Great Turf
Lamplighter in Splendid Condition
for the Race— Results on Dif
ferent Tracks Yesterday.
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Special to The Mosntno Call.
New York, June 19.— The most cele
brated of all tne American handicaps— the
Suburban— will be decided at the Coney
Inland Jockey Course to-morrow, In the
absence of Tammany Lamplighter will
certainly go to the post the strongest fa
vorite ever in the history of the race.
Next to Lamplighter, Banquet's chances
are liked by turfmen. Raceland and Cha
rade are not seriously considered by ex
perts. Hasbrouck is believed to have
a good chance. Lowlander 13 an uncertain
quantity. It is thought that Pepper will
be among those fighting it out at the finish.
He was In fine condition to-night, and if
the weather holds good fast time may bo
"Centaur," the Commercial Adver
tiser's turf critic, has this to say:
"A good many of the best critics at Sheeps
head Bay do not like ihe way Lamplighter
moved in his last gallop. But this great
colt is in good condition, and will go to
the post for the Suburban to-morrow as fit
as such past masters in the art of training
as Hlggins can make him.
"All talk of Lorillard starting Loco
hatchee is without foundation. The horse
Is not within a month of the race.
•'Jones told me Saturday that he would
certainly start Charade If he acquitted
himself well In t'<e trial on Sunday. He
worked a mile and a quarter yesterday
In 2:12%, and as ho had over 125 pounds in
the saddle, this work must be regarded as
excellent, and Charade, now that he is
fully at himself, must certainly be re
garded as p. very dangerous horse.
"The Pepper also worked yesterday, and
acquitted himself well. He will run a
better race than he has yet ruu this year.
Banquet looks and does well, and so
does Pessara. Dr. Hasbrouck. after bis
race on Saturday, can hardly be considered
very dangerous, but Lowlander appears
to have a remote sort of a chance."
SHEErsiiEAD Bay, June 19.— The track
Fivo and a half furlongs, Correction
won, White Rose second, Stone Nell
third. Time, 1:08.
Six furlongs, Chattanooga won. King
second, Clio colt third. Time, 1:13 3-5.
Seven furlongs, Aj.ix won. Sport second,
St. Michael third. Time, 1:26 3-5.
One mile and a furlong. Count won.
Gloaming second, Kildecr third. Time,
One mile. Now or Never won, Sir Arthur
second, Anna B third. Time, 1:41 2-5.
j Five furlongs. Cataract won, Figaro
second, Josie third. Time. 1:012-5.
Latoxia, June 19.— The track was fast.
Six furlongs, Anne Elizabeth won. Don
nell second, Lanceleet third. Time, 1:15%.
Thlrteen-sixteenths of a mile. Rebuff
won. Thor second, Confidence third. Time,
Five furlongs, Lulu G won. Preference
second, Lorna Doone third. Time, 1:02%.
One mile, Mabelle won, Fay S second.
Captain Re.es third. Time, 1:41%:
One mile ami seventy yards. Sister Mary
won, The Reaper second, Response third.
One mile, Peabody won. Forest Rose
second. Old Petter third. Time, 1:42%.
Six furlongs, Aurora won, John Berke
ley second, Ceverton third. Time, 1:15.
St. Louis, June 19— The track was fast.
Six furlongs, Advance won, Haymaiket
second, Adam Johnson third. Time, 1:16%.
Five furlongs, Ella Smith won, Charley
T second, Favor Jr. third. Time, 1:10.
Five and a half furlongs, J. W. Brooks
won, Jim Lee second, Dr. Parke third.
Seven furlongs, Cally won. Safe nome
second, Lockport third. Time, 1:35%.
Owners' handicap, one mile, Upman
won, Excelsior second, Sight Draft third.
One mile, Highland won, Falero second,
Guido third. Time, 1:43%.
BELLE MEAD YEARLINGS.
Steep Figures Realized at the New
New Tonic. June 19.— twenty-sixth
annual sale of Belle Mead yearlings took
place this evening at Tattersall's. Fifty
eight colts and fillies werß auctioned off.
They were the get of Iroquois, Enquirer,
Luke Blackburn, imp. Great Tom, imp.
Great Evely, Tiemont and other famous
Among the sales .were the following:
Bay colt, by Inquirer-Bonnie, Meade, to
Foxhall Keene, $4600; brown colt, by
Iroquois-Pinafore, to M. F. Dwyer, S5000;
boy colt, by Eoius-Majestlc, to the Ran
cocas stud, £3000; chestnut filly, by
Iroqouls - Monita Hardy, to W. L.
Powers, 53300: brown colt, by Iroanois-
Colossa. to M. F. Dwyer, £3200; chestnut
colt, by Inquirer-Bluebell", to M. F.
Dwyer, £3600; dark bay colt, by Iroquols-
Orphau Girl, to C. Powers, £4700; dark
bay colt, by Iroquois-Duchess, to M. F.
The total amount realized from the sale
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
ALL MUST ANSWER
The Verdict in the Ford
FOUR PERSONS CULPABLE.
Ainsworth, Covert, Sasse and Dant
Held Responsible for the Slaughter
of the Pension Clerks.
Special to The Morning Call.
Washington, June 19.— 1t was decided
by Coroner Patterson to-day that Colonel
F. C. Ainsworth should not be summoned
to appear as a witness before the Coroner's
jury investigating the cause of the Ford's
Theater disaster. As Colonel Aicsworth
was not willing to appear as an ordinary
citizen, the Coroner thought nothing could
be gained by calling him in his official
The testimony this morning was prin
cipally iv reference to the character of the
material used by Contractor Dant in drying
the woik beneath the old theater. building.
Witnesses testified to selling Dant the best
materials., but when they were shown
samples taken from the debris they said
they were poor materials and were not the
same as they had sold. _• -"
A build«r named Clarkson testified that
the building, as It now stands, is in a dan
Captain Thorpe, chief of the supply di
vision of the War Department, was called
and questioned as to the bond given by
Dant. There was no bond, said Captain
Thorpe. One had been drawn up, but
Dant Pad come to him and said that the
man who was going on the bond was a
brick contractor, and be thought he ought
not to go on. •'•,
The wilness bad consulted with Colonel
\ Ainsworth, and Dant had been told to go
on without the bond. Witness said he
should certainly consider that Covert, as
superintendent, should have reported any
danger in connection with the building.
Colonel Ainsworth, said the witness, was
in charge of the building and responsible
James A. Connor said that Superinten
dent Covert told him that Colonel Ains
worth was directly in charge of the work
beneath the building.
Five other witnesses testified and then
the jury retired' to consider Its verdict.
After being out two hours the Jury re
turned with a verdict setting forth that
Frederick li. Loft as c .me to his death by
a disaster at Ford's Theater building on
i .Tune 9. They then recite all the circum
stances connected with the accident and
find Frederick C. Ainsworth, in charge of
the building; William G. Covert, superin
tendent; Francis Sasse, engineer, and
George W. Dant, contractor, responsible
for the killing Loftus. The jurors fur
ther find that the failure of the Govern
ment of the Uniied States to provide
skilled superintendents of the work of
repairing end altering its buildings in
charge of the War Department was most
unbusinesslike and reprehensible, and
they are of the opinion that if such super
intendents had been provided the awful
tragedy might have been averted.
Coroner Patterson has decided not to Is
sue warrants for the commitment of
Colonel Ainsworth, Dant, Covert and
Sasse until to-morrow morning in order to
give them an opportunity of obtaining bail.
Colonel Ainsworth has already secured
bondsmen. Contractor Dant is very ill at
COMMERCE AND FINANCE.
First Meeting of the Congress at
; Chicago, June —The opening meet
ing of the Congress of Commerce and
Finance was held to-night. It includes
the congress of bankers and financiers,
railroad commerce, hoards of trade, in
surance, . water, commerce, mercantile
credits and building and loan associations.
The meeting to-night was general In char
acter and consisted of the opening address
by C. C. Bonney, president of the World's
Congress Auxiliary, and. an address of
welcome by Lyman J. Gage. Responses
in behalf of the various interests were
made by George R. Blanchard. George F.
Stone, John H. Nolan, P. R Earling and
BURGLAR AT BAY.
One Desperate Man Gives Battle to a
Natp.oxa, Pa.. June 19.— W. P. Disert,
a Philadelphia burglar, held 100 armed
men at bay all night at Cheswirk. Pa., and
only surrendered when fifty determined
men burst open the doors of the building
he was in and overpowered him. For leu
hours a steady tire had been kept up from
both sides. When captured one of the
robber's eyes had been shot out and his
left arm disabled by a bullet.. Disert Is
supposed to be implicated in fifty robberies
in Western Pennsylvania during the past
Fremont, Ohio, June 19.— Tom Roe, the
bicyclist, arrived at 7 o'clock and left at
7:45 for Wood ville, where he will remain
Movements of Eulalia.
New York, June 19.— Infanta Eulalia
will sail from New York on the steamer
La Touraine. She goes to Newport this
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