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(Eureka CDailn Sentinel.
FRIDAY DECEMBER 9. 1881 akthik am* the coast. Until the full text of the President's message has come to hand and has been carefully weighed, it may be just as well not to pour too many hot coals on his head. The feature of this document, of most interest to the people of the Pacific Coast, will be its treatment of the C hi nese question. It would be a waste of words, at this day, in the discussion of Chinese immigration to say that it is dis astrous to the Western slope. It is a truism that white men of full blood and generous habits of living cannot compete w ith the Chinese in the field of labor and survive. The Chinaman, with his hand full of rice and a pot of tea, sub sists vigorously for -4 hours, and works from sunrise to act without stop, and as tireless as a machine. They ha\e poisoned our society by the introduction of their national vice—opium smoking. They have brought loathsome and nameless diseases among us w hich de stroy the health and impair the man hood of our people. They are as the plagues 6f Egypt to the Pacific Coast. They starve out our laborers, they cor rupt our society and they disseminate maladies that enervate for generations. This is all true, and yet not all the truth. The community that has had contact and forced association with this monstrosity in our civilization would be glad to thxottle it in any way. The Pa cific Coast would be satisfied to get rid of its Mongolian population at any sac rifice. The plague is so distressing that to get rid of it our people would be con tent to lose all the advantages of com merce with the Chinese Empire, and, if jt were possible, indemnify our East ern brethren for their loss in the prem ises. Nor, are wre disposed to he scrupulous as to the means of getting relief from our invaders. St-11, there are revered international proprieties that the United States, or any other respecta ble nation, cannot afford to ignore. Whatever w'e may think of the “Heathen | Chinee,*’ lie is the subject of a nation, ! recognized and treated as such by ail the great powers of the earth. Senator Miller's bill to restrict Chinese immigra tion voices the sentiment of the people of the Pacific Coast! Yet it can be fore seen that its way to become a law is not going to be smooth. It practically closes American ports against a whole foreign nation—the ancient policy of the Chinese Empire itself, different only in not mak ing the exclusion universal—and this un American sort of policy w ill be sure to make Mr. Miller’s measure hard to handle on account of the opposition it will excite in those who stickle for in ternational courtesies. The difficulty of securing the Congressional legislation necessary is not as great, perhaps, as it was a year ago, but it is still very great. Mr. Arthur very probably foreshadows the majority sentiment in wrhat is tele graphed as taken from his forthcoming message. In legislating upon the subject he is reported as saying: “Congress should be careful to regard the interests and susceptibilities of the Chinese Gov ernment.” But it is gratifying that he admits the necessity of, and in so far recommends, legislation to carry the late treaty with China into effect. 8E.VATOK JUNES. The Chicago Times has been pitching into Hon. J. P. Jones lately, and among other things says that he “is not a man of large intellectual endowments; not much of a statesman; has little political knowledge or understanding save in the domain of ‘ the patronage.’" Just what all this means is not easy to determine. “Intellectual endowments,” “ states manship,” “political knowledge,” are comparative terms and may mean more or le3s, as they range between the two extreme degrees in which those qualities are possessed. It is not any part of the Sentinel's policy to puff Republicans, but it is only just to say of Mr. Jones what is true—that he is by no means a dull man, as his conspicuous place in the Senate and before the people at large demonstrates. He is a self-made man, brawny and brainy. He is a first rate story teller (the reference being to social converse merely), and knows always a few fresh ones. His memory is prodigious as a politician, barring intentional slips. He talks happily after dinner, and he would be a success in Eureka as a ban quet orator. THE ERMINE DEFILED. Judge Speir of New York, after .he found that he could not frown down the press and prove himself innocent by ig noring the charges against him, has at last withdrawn from the bench. He thereby ad refits his fraud iu accepting i his salary after he had become disquali fied to ait by reason of age. It would be a pleasant thing, if possible, to infer that the Judge did not know how old he. was, and that he was mistaken in sup posing himself born in 1812 when the records of his own family (which were consulted by everybody but his Honor it seems), and the recollection of all per sons w’ho knew him in youth coincide in declaring that he was born in 1810. Such an admission at an earlier day, however, would have been the least un graceful and unsavory way of letting go his hold on the public crib. AX IXUKXIWCM IDEA. The Commissioner of the Customs has hit upon an ingenious idea of taxing the production of domestic opium in order to facilitate measures to prevent the exten sive smuggling of foreign opium. It seems to us that the better policy would be to encourage and stimulate the production of native opium as rapidly as possible, in order thereby to make the country eventually self-supplying in that drug. As for the argument baaed on the de moralizing influence of the use of opium, it is a sheer delusion, since it is apparent that in either case the use of opium is not encouraged by the question as to where it is produced. TELEGRAPHIC. CONTINUATION OF GUITKAU 8 TRIAL. HE CONTINUES HIS VIOIOU8 MANNER. Mrs. Wilson's Testimony Pro duces a Sensation. Ghxiteatt Sires His Opinion of the Presi dent’s Message. THE TRIAL TO LAST A WEEK LONCER. Col. Forney Lying at the Point of Death. [SPECIAL to the sentinel.I • | Washington, Dec. 8.—As soon as the Criminal Court opened this morning, Guiteau shouted, “A crank in Chicago says I talked with him about this case. I don't know the mac; it's false.” Col. Cockrill called Mrs. Julia M. Wil son of Leadville, Colorado. She knew L. W. Guiteau from herjearliest recollections. He was her uncle. Witness gave the most affecting account of the life and character of her mother, Mrs. Maynard, who, as al leged by the defense, had died insane, but who really died from pueumonia in 1856. Her mother was noted for her lovely dis position and Christian character, and her virtues were remembered and spoken of to this day. Witness was her nurse and con stant attendant up to the hour of her death, and never saw the slightest indica tion of tlightiuess or insanity. Witness was questioned in relation to the evidence of Davis, one of the witnesses for the de fense. Davis testified that he was at one time in Mrs. Maynard's room duriug her last illness, and she was very flighty and incoherent, and continually charged him to look out for her husband and children, for she feared they would go to the poor house. The witness smiled incredulously while the question was being put, and re plied that she did not even remember the man Davis. The deposition of Mr. Turner was read, in which he said, "I have heard her husband say she died insane,” and the witness was questioned in regard to it. Scoville objected to the reply, “I never heard of it.” and a lively discussion en sued between Judge Porter and Scoville. Guiteau became enraged at Forter, and shouted: “Now, hold your thunder till you get to the jury. Judge, you are doing this sort of thing too much.” Judge Porter, without noticing the out break, continued in his impressive manner to argue the point, when Guiteau broke in again: “ I’m not a criminal, and won't be till convicted. I won’t have that word. You just hold your eloquence till you get at the jury.” Scoville expostulated with him till he retorted in the most vicious manner, and said: '• Shut up and mind your business; I know what I’m doing.” The witness was questioned in regard to various members of the family, and stated positively that she never saw indications of insanity in any of them. Speaking of the prisoner's father, witness said: “ My uncle, Luther, visited me frequently, and I loved him with tender affection. Our whole family were delighted with his lovely, Christian character, and such a thought as that he might in any degree be of unsound mind never entered my head.” 'Witness was subjected to a close cross examination. She was asked if she enter tained any prejudice against having hereditary insanity alleged in the defence, and she replied: •• I object to any unfair statement being made upon that 'subject. Perhaps for the sake of my children I might dislike to have it set up; for my self. facts can make no difference.” Her evidence in chief remained un shaken, and her testimony produced a marked sensation. At the conclusion of Mrs. Wilson's testimony John W. Guiteau arose from his seat, next to the prisoner, and asked the Court to rule out the ques tion and. answer relative to the witness’ father having died of softening of the brain. “ I cannot see, your Honor,” continued Guiteau, “ the occasion for dragging in people who have no blood connection with the prisoner.” Judge*Cox—I think the matter irrele vant. Guiteau—Mrs. Wilson seems to be a very * bright lady, but she is opposed to having it appear that there is any insanity in the family. That’s what’s the matter with her testimony. Scoville here arose, trembling with ex citement, and protested against mixing John W. Guiteau in the case. “ He is op posed to showing insanity in the family,” said Scoville, and his voice was here drowned by the prisoner, who struck his hand violently on the table and shouted, • So do I; he better go back to Boston. He has got no business here. Just because he happens to be of the same name he thinks he will get a little notoriety out of this case. I haven’t known anything about the- man for years. That’s all there is about him; I want lfim to get right out of this case.” Colonel Corkhill called George C. May nard, who verified in several material points the testimony of the preceding wit ness. The Court was about to announce the usual recess, when John W. Guiteau arose and said, "Your Honor, I greatly desire to make a personal explanation. My father is dead." Guiteau broke in, interrupting him: ” Oh. shut up and sit down. You have been vindicated.” Davidge objected to any more side scenes. The prisoner had been continually allowed to interfere with the proceedings, and at this rate the trial wonld soon be come a farce. Judge Cox—I see no occasion, Mr. Gui teau, for any explanation on yonr part. J. S. Cochrane, a lawyer who had re sided in Freeport sinoe 1838, testified that he never saw indications of insanity in any member of the Guiteau family. Witness was about to leave the stand, when Guiteau shouted out: ” Don’t you know of my father's active support in the Oneida Society? Havn’t you heard him discuss Free Loveism, Noyesism, and all that? Don’t you know he was the laugh ing stock of all Freeport for 25 years for his crank ideas ? ” Scoville whispered to Guiteau and tried to restrain him, but he shouted at him : “ You keep quiet; I’m doing this. Don’t you know how to keep quiet when I’m questioning a witness ?” Then, with a wave of bis hand, he said : “ Go on, as a witness, and answer those questions.” The witness was told that he might an swer, and replied : “I know Just the re verse to be the case.” Guiteau—Well, that was the fact, any way. We don’t want any more of this kind of evidenoe. These people don't know anything about my father's life or character.” Guiteau had for some minutes been reading the President’s message, and in terrupted the Court proceedings to ex press an opinion on the document: ” I am glad,” said he, ” that President Ar thur has given those miserable Mormons such a slap. I hope he will keep at them. It is a good message. It has the right ring to it. Arthur is doing well, and he is going to give us the best Administration we ever had.” Horace Tarbox of Freeport was well ac quainted with, the prisoner's father; he has as good a head as any man in the State, and after a pause be said he was the third smartest in the county. “Who was the tiAt?” asked Guiteau. Answer—“Mr. Sweet.” “Who was the second?” Answer “Mr. Turner.” “Well,” said Guiteau, with a broad smile of satisfaction, “as they are both dead for many years, father was ahead.” Gniteau was about tm interject another speech, when Scoville tried to stop him, and was told, “Don’t bo punching me un der the table, please, when I want to speak,” and after a pause said, “I tell you what it is, Scoville, yon have got to abandon your theory, that’s all there is about it. * He was a smart man and every body knew it, only he was cracked on re ligion.” The fact that few of the twenty or thirty experts summoned for defendant gave their testimony oxcites some remark, and it is said that nearly all came to the con clusion that they could do Guiteau no good by their testimony. A few experts had an interview with the prisoner on Mon day, but none of them appeared on the witness stand. The prisoner stated that the experts requested him to take some medicine before making their examina tion. but he declined. They talked with him an hour and a half, and examined his eyes, feet and pulse, and then left. * Corkhill is quoted as expressing a belief that the trial will not last more than a week longer. John W. Guiteau is quoted to the effect that, so far as he is concerned, the question of the jurisdiction of this Court would not be raised until the jury returned a palpably unfair verdict. Gniteau had many visitors at the jail yesterday, lie was very cheerful. Cadet 'Whitaker** Case. Washington, Dec. 8.—Judge Advocate Genera] Sibaim has received all the evi dence in Cadet Whitaker’s case, and has prepared his decision. His judgment is kept secret, but it is reported to be ad verse to Whitaker. A Laajers* Altercation. Leadyille, Dec. 8.—In the County Court to-day lawyers Ryan and Sears had ! an altercation, and the latter pounded the j former over the head with a chair, fractur- ! ing his skull. His recovery is doubtful. ■ line** of Col. Forney. Philadelphia, Dec. 8.—Col. Forney is lying at the point of death. OVER THE WATER. | One Thounand Men Wanted for j Knlistment— More Arrests Vnder the Coercion Act—Two Hundred i and Fifty Agrarian Outrage* Dur ing November—Parnell Taken 111. [SPECIAL TO THE SENTINEL.] Dublin, Dec. 8.—The Inspector-General of Police has advertised for the enlistment of 1,000 men for special protection duty in the Constabulary for a limited period. Whalan, Cashier of the office of the United Ireland, lias been lodged in Kil mainham Jail under the Coercion Act. Five other arrests of employes of that paper have been ordered, including the editorial staff. There W6re 250 agrarian outrages, in cluding two murders, during November. A reward of £200 has been offered for the arrest of the murderer of Rogers, the Solicitor’s clerk. . Parnell was taken seriously ill yesterday with chills and shivering fits. PACIFIC COAST ADVICES. An Interview with James W. Sco ville. a Con*ln of taniteau's Coun sel—He Think* taiiiteau Should be IIiinif—Arrest of Bill Miller and Bill Minor, the Sonora Stage Rob ber*. [SPECIAL to the sentinel.) San Francisco, Dec. 8.—A Los Angeles ' dispatch to the Daily Times this morning contained an interview with J&s. W. Sco ville of Chicago, cousin of Guiteau’s counsel, who is at present visiting in this city. Mr. Scoville gave an interesting ac count of his personal experience of many years with the assassin, and described him as oold-blooded, selfish, and thoroughly disreputable, with no other aim in life than to become notorious. He ex presses nimself very strongly on the sub ject of Guiteau’s insanity, saying that he was perfectly sane, and* has always been so. Mr. Scoville condemns his cousin, George Scoville, and says he desires a vin J dication of the law in the speedy hanging of the assassin. Sacramento, Dec. 8.—Captain Aull of Wells, Fargo <fc Co., and Officer Arlington to-day captured Bill Miller and Bill Minor, the Sonora stage robbers, in Yolo County, after a running fight, in which nt one was hurt. Jim Crum, another of the gang, was captured yesterday. ^ Bakersfield (Cal.;, Dec. 8.—William Songster, aged 30 years, was thrown from a horse yesterday, receiving injuries from which he soon died. BORN; At Virginia City. Dec. 6, 1881, to the wife of Win. Tregay, a daughter. At Virginia City, Dec. 7, 1881, to the wife of Andrew Welch, aeon. PIED. At Virginia City, P. West, aged about 55 years. __ NEW TO-DAY. RUBY HILL ... A FINE STOCK OF ... Tobacco and Cigars, Notions, Cutlery, etc. Holiday Goods! all descriptions, Just received. MST Agent for all the leading Daily and Monthly newspapers and journals. W. J. PESRONK, Prop. 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