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TOT HERALD U In Evidence Everywhere /
THE HERALD does business every day
in the week. Cast your eye on the want
ads in any issue.
Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow
It you did not see it in Tho Herald ltdidnot happen
VOL. XLIV. NO. 155
Ws J. Busby ia the fiend incarnate wbo
aent the bottle of poisoned wine that
caused the death of W. J. Thompson and
O. L. Martin on Tuesday night.
He was caught early yesterday morning
by Detective Goodman, and within a fen
hours after bis capture he broke down
completely and confessed everything to
Chief of Police Glass and Detectives
Moffat and Bradisn. Later in the after
noon ne told his quill at the coroner's
inquest, which, with the strong testi
mony that was given against him, proved
beyond a.iy question that ho is one of
tho most cold.blooded and cowardly of
The man does not realize the hopeless
ness of bis case and is dazed by the
enormity of his crime. Ho does not ap
pear to know anything that is happen
ing, and is not yet out of that almost
comatose state which will, as long as it
continue", prevent him from knowing
terror or temorse.
When first arrested he endeavored to
throw the blame of the affair on another
colored man named Henry Brown, but
when taken up to the chief's oflico in the
afternoon and questioned he finally said
that his story was false, and went to
pieces and told all.
| At the inquest Busby was identified ny
all the people whom he had dealings
with on the afternoon of (he tragedy,
with the exception of the clerk in the
drug store from whom he bought the
strychnine. The latter did not
testify, but enough was proved without
him. Busby has not yet made any strong
attempt to combat tbe charges against
him and is indifferent to everything.
!Of one fact he is fully "aware, that he
will in all probability be hanged ,for his
crime, which is one of the most wanton
and appalling on record.
Buiby wus caught about 2 o'clock yes
terday morning at his father's house on
A:n ie street near Freeman, in the iiosq
dalo district. Shortly after Mr. Good
man begaq his investigation of the crime
he learned (hat a colored fellow named
Busby bad been seen around-San Fernan
do street nboul the time of tbe affair. He
also discovered that he had worked as a
porter in the Pullman service. Mr. Good
man then went after Mr. -Batcheider, the
local superintendent of the company.
The latter said that there had been such
a man employed about a year ago, but ho
was discharged. M. Batcheider dressed
nnd accompanied the officer in the search
for the ex-porter.
They discovered that Busby had lodged
with a woman named Mrs. Neal un Ban
ning street, but a visit found him not to
be there. I Finally they went to Maplo
avenue and woke up Kcv. Hawkins, tbe
colored preacher, as it had been learned
that there were two men named Buiby
attending at his church. Huwkins said
thnt there was a William Busby who
lived on Aimc street. Then there was
another heated drive to reach thris quar
ter oi tho city.
Mr. Goodman walked lo the frontaljor
and knocked. The father of Busby came
and asked who was there. He was order
ed to open the door nnd he refused. Mr.
Goodman told him lie was a.i officer aiirt
the old man immediately opened tho
door. The noise evidently aroused the
younger Busby, erhom the officer was after,
and he tried to make his escape from the
second story window. Tho back man saw
him ana called the otiicer's attention to
bim. Goodman ran around and told
Busby to go hack into his room, whicli
he did at once.
Telling Mr. Batcheider anil tbe driver
to keep a sharp outlook, Mr. Goodman
went back and into the house. It Wtta
■ lark, but be finally found the stairs und
slarteil up. On the way he encountered
Busby in hisjnigbt clothes. The uflioor
nrocr'ed him to return, and he walked in
nnd waited until he dressed himself und
then look him down to the carriage and
were driven to the police station. Good
man went lor the Ecelea boy. who at onco
identified Busby. No attempt was made
to questio.i the prisoner until the after
At first Busby aCKUOWleged to having
given the bottle to the Kccles boy, but
claimed to have received it from another
colored man named Henry Brown, who
runs tiie engine in the Steams Manufact
uring company. The luttcr was placed
under arrest by Detective Bradish, but
when qiistionert denied all complicity in
or knowledge of the affair. Chief Glass
early came to Ihe conclusion that Busby
bad sent the poison to Gardner in order
to get him out oi the way tnat he could
secure bis place. When Busby was first
NEW YORK, Sept. IL\-The interna
tional series between Defender and Val
kyrie 111 for tbe America's cup is ended.
On the whole it has been an extraordin
ary series, and while the result is satis
factory to the American people, two at
least of the contests tnat went to,,make
up tiie match wero riot, Defender won
in a clean race on Saturday; un Tuesday
she crossed the line behind the English
boat, hut was awarded tho race on a
foul; today she had a walkover. And
today's occurrence was all tho more un
fortunate, not only because of the great
crowd tbat had gathered to witness the
struggle, but because the weather condi
tions were such as to lead many to sup
pose that of all days Valkyrie would be
in her element.
Lord Dunraven said last night, and he
said most emphatically, tbat he womd
witharaw his boat on the morrow it an
absolutely clear course was not provided.
He claimed that during ihe previous
laoe his ooat had been greatly interfered
with, and as everything depended on the
outcome of the third of the series, he
adhered to that decision so closely that
Valkyrie merely crossed the starting line
and then retired from the contest. De
fender, which was well In advance when
the handicap gun was tired, continued on
her journey and went over the course
well within tho limit. By her three
straight victories Defender retains tbe
historic cup for America. The race
scheduled for today promised to be mure
exciting tban either of the two preceding
ones, for it was to ne expected that every
effort would.be made by Dunraven, after
Tuesday's disappointment, to score a
victory with,the boat be bad brought so
far. Yesterday Valkyrie had been tuned
up to tbe highest pitch in anticipation
of today's cents*'. Several alterations
From Which Thompson and Martin Took Their Fatal Draught So the Coroner's Jury Decides.
Me Confesses to the Fact of Having Poisoned the Wine With the Intent of Getting
Gardner Out of the Way and Thus Possibly Secure a Position
questioned he told a rambling story, and
tried to throw the blame on Brown and
even wrote a letter to him telling him to
come up to the police station at once in
regard to that bottle of poisoned wine he
had given him on Wednesday. About 2:80
o'clock in the afternoon the chief sent
for Busby and hod him brought to his
private office. At tbe start Busby began
to tell the usual rambling story, but tne
chief said: "Now look here, Busby, I
know just as well as you do that "on nre
telling a falsehood and that you poisoned
those men."
With that Busby collapsed and con
fessed Ho began at the lirst and told
how he had got the wine from a saloon
near his home, the strychnine from a
drug store on Washington street, near
station D, and had the clerk in the store
miv the wine and poison together. Bus
by then relutod how he had given tho
bottle to the boy and told him to give it
to tbe station agent for Gardner.
When asked why ho had desired to
make way with Gardner, Busby replied,
"that I might get his job." He was out
of work, he said, and thought if Gardner
could be removed be would stand more
chance of getting employment. He and
Gardner were good friends and he had
no'.hing against bim except that ne
wanted to get him out of tbe way. Busby
stated thut tne poison had not been in
tended for tho two men at the depot.
After he had told this to Cnief Glass,
Busby seemed to realize that he bad
voluntarily placed his neck in danger,
ami remarked to the chief, "Well, I
reckon they'll get me up against the ropes
for this, won't they?"
"I don't know, young man, but you
have got yourself into the most serious
scrape possible," was the reply.
Busby realizes that he is likely to be
hanged, for he remarked to Detective
Goodman, as they were returning from
the inquest, "Willi, I guess they will send
me to the gallows for this."
After hearing the confession Chief
Glass called Detectives Moffat and Brad
isb inside and caused Busby to repeat It
before them, which the prisoner did.
Brown was let go after the confession
was made by Busby.
In spite of this clear admission consid
erable douot has been expressed as to
whether Busby can be made to suffer the
penalty of his crime by hanging, for the
reason that there appears to have been
no malice prepense on his part toward
the two men who died from the effects of
drinking the noisoned wine that had
been intended for Gardner. Ot course i f
tbe latter hud gotten the wine und died
from its offsets, as Busby dosireu, it
would then have been a clear case ot pre
meditated murder. As it is now some
lawyers claim that all that can be made
out of it is homicide. Of one fact there
can remain no doubt, and that it is a
must wanton, and cold-blooded intention
We Are to Keep the Cup but Regret the Circumstances Under Which It Was Won===With
Every Prospect of an Even Start the Valkyrie Quit the Race and Dunraven Sulked
had been made and those upon whom
ncr sailing qualities depended mostly
worn prepared to expend every otinco of
muscle and skill to bring her over tho
lino a victor. Lord Dunraven had ex
pressed himself as satisfied with the de
cision ronderod by the cup committee on
tho fouling of Defender by his boat, and
the matter had seemingly been settled so
amicably that it was a question in the
minds of tho public if Tuesday's race
would not be resaiied. And the fleet
passing out in ttie early hours of tho
morning observed Defender standing
higli up on her way to tbe light ship,
and not far astern Valkyrie, moving
slowly and apparently bene on business.
This was a sight that" pleased the hearts
of all.
Last night the observer at Sandy Hook
had reported an 18-knot breeze and
although the breeze this morning passing
out through the Narrows was hardly up
to this, yet it was one calculated to bring
happiness to yacutsmen and the promises
of a speedy run. But there was scarcely
a breath of air and there was no im
provement, at the light ship. The course
marked up was fifteen miles to leeward
and leturn, starting off the lightship.
There was some little delay while tne
racers were circling sluggishly around
and it was noticed thnt Valkyrie was
lacking a tospail and was simply sailing
under mainsail and Jib. At first this
cuused no wonderment but as the start
ing hour drew near the strange action ot
the Briiisher came in for a considerable
discussion and not a lew believed tnat
the race would not be sailed. A great
circle of steamboats and yachts had
drawn up to witness the atait and acting
upon a ueeire to meet Dunraven's wishes
as near as possible a score of patrol boats
war* ■•nt. out to drive back the linera.
to com.nit murder on tne part of this
diabolical criminal.
No complaint has yet been sworn out.
against Busby, but this action will prob
ably be taken today or tomorrow. There
is no question that he will be indict
ed for murder.
* The inquests were held at the under
taking parlors of Kregelo & Bresee at
4 o clock in the afternoon. The first one
was to determine the cause of tbe death
of Thompson, tho testimony for this be
ing used in tho inquest on Martin. Tne
verdicts wore the same, that each of the
men had come to his death by strychnine
poison put in a bottle of wine and left in
the care of W. J. Thompson by William
J. Busby with intent to poison one Sandy
Busby, the accused, was first placed on
the stand, and his statements as to his
movements on Wednesday were tbe same
that he had made to the police.
About the only unusual feature of the
nioceeaings was the attempt of Curtis
Wilbur and P.E. King to mix themselves
up in the onse by advising the prisoner
ns to his testimony. Those gentlemen
wont so fnr as to take seats oehind the
witness chair and tiied to whisper to the
witnesses what they should say. Coroner
Campbell noticed this, antl requested
them to desist, after first asking whether
or not they fiad been retained by Busby.
They confessed that they had not, and
then moved their seals across the room.
Coroner Campbell conducted the exami
nation of the witnesses. Chief Glass and
several of the detectives were present,
but they were not asked to testify.
Busby is a smull man, standing about
five feet six inches iv height, and appears
to be above tbe average negro in intelli
gence. He does not realize yet the ter
rible position he is in, and seemed to
be deprived ot the ability to even think
of preparing any defense." Ho talked dis
iointedly and in a low tone of voice, and
it was only by repeatedly questioning
him that this story was learend. He
"I am 23 years of age and have been
married, but am not at present. My bus
iness has been that of a porter on the
railroad, but lately I hava worked as a
waiter. I live with my father on Amis
street, which is toward the end of Wash
ington street.
"Ycstorday I went into a saloon in the
rear of the car barns onWashington street
and purchasod a bottle of sherry wine.
After this I went to a drug store that is
near station D and told the clerk that I
wanted 25 cents worth of strychnine, ami
handed him the bottle and "told him to
put tho poison in. The clerk asked mo
what I wanted with It, ami I snid I
wanted to poison something. He asked
The preparatory sun was not fired until
about twenty minutes after tuo lixed
time. In the meanwhile a gun was tired
from the committee boat, a signal denot
ing that a get-away would take place.
Tho announcement was made from the
patrol boat that Lord Dunraven had re
tused to race unless a clear course was
guaranteed by the committee. So far as
the committee was concerned it seemed
impossible to do more to secure a clear
course than had already been done, for
when the preparatory gun was tired tho
nearest boat ta the racers was fully half
a mile away and the great majority of
tiie excursion steamers and other craft
wero much furtner off in the distance.
The starting gun went off at the appoint
ed tune. Almost the same instant De
fender crossed tbe line. Valkyrie's com
mander had so manoeuvred her that she
wuj still a lung way off and just before
tbe handicap gun was fired she tio
ciossed the line. It was evident to those
who had been watching the English
bjut that she had no intenion of racing
and so it proved, for no sooner was tho
live crossed than she hauled to on the
starboard tnck instead of followiug her
rivul out and passed under the stern of
the l'glitship. This action on the part of
the English boat was not an aotual stir
prise, for events had led up to it and hud
Indicated either a determination not to
race, or a strange and wonderful freak on
the part of the British seamen. A score
or more steamers started for Valkyrie,
wnile half a hundred steamed in the
direction of Defender.
The American was making good head
way with her spinnaker set and after
starting at 11:20:24 rounded the first mark
at 1:26:58 and finished at 4:01:4s. In
the light breeze tbis was a particularly'
jjrnnd performance and the baat to wind
mc if it was dogs or cats, but I did not
" I then went and got on an eieciric car
and rode slong until we oame to ttie little
bridge over the San Fernando street
yards, where I got off and walked across
Snn Fernando street. I met Brown and
we had several dihiKS together, and he
went away and 1 walked into the saloon
that is near the bridge over the river and
got the card from the man behind the
liar, and then I'went out and gave the
bottle to a little boy and told him to take
it to the station agent and tell him to
give it to the porter on the chaircar. 1
guvo the boy 15 cents for doinc thia."
"Why did you send the poisoned wine
to Gardner; didn't you know that it
would kill him?"
"I did not know that strychnine would
kill him. I wanted only to make hiin
sick, so he would have to lay off and I
might be able to get to work in his place
while he was away. 1 met Gardner at
Redondo last Sunday and asked him how
1 could get a job as porter, and he told
ma to make apnlicution to Mr. Beamer.
When I came back to the city I first
thought of poisoning Gardner,"
Busby was here shown the card on
which he wrote the name of Gardner,
AUd was asked if he- iiuu cYvi seen it be
fore. At first he denied that he had, but
when questioned sharply by Dr. Camp
bell admitted tiiat lie hud procured it
from the man in the laloon near the
"Did you not write it with your left
hund so as to disguise your handwriting?"
"No; I do not knew anything about
it. I can writo better tbun tbat."
The reason that Busby attempted to
deny all knowledge of the card and to re
pudiate his previous statements to the
police was because Mr. Cortis and Mr.
King, who occupied seats behind him,
whispered to liim to disclaim all knowl
edge. In this tbey were unsuccessful
though, as Mr. Campbell closely pressed
his questions and under further cross-ex
aniluution, Busby confessed that lie had
written the name on the curd with his
left hand. Thu witness stated that bo had
been around the saloon about fifteen or
twenty minutes and saw one man behind
he bar, but did not know bis name. Had
known Brown, the man he. first tried lo
throw the blame upon, for six or seven
The bottle was on the table and Busby
identified it ns the one that he bad hand
ed to tbe Eccles boy.
Henry Brown wns next called, but be
fore he had a chance to answer tne first
question put to him the two lawyers be
hind liim were seen to start and whisper
to him, entirely ignoring the fact that he
had been sworn.
Both Coroner Campbell and Chief Glass
grew most indignant and declared it to
be the most oontcmptiblc piece of work
tbey had over - seen. Dr. 'Campbell
asked them if they pad been retained
and why thoy were attempting to talk to
a witness after he had been sworn. Mr.
Wilber made a lame excuse by stating that
while lie had not been retained and
probably would not be, he desired to ac
quaint the witnest with nis lights. They
took the hint, however, nnd moved their
chairs away from the witness.
"I saw Busby on San Fernando street,"
said the witness, "yesterday about 5:30
p.m. He came up running behind mo
and called to me to stop. I waited until
ne caught up and he said that he was
going to walk down the street with me.
1 said all right, but that I was going
to go ovor the bridge across t!:e tracks.
Ho asked me not to do thnt. but to come
on with him and have • drink at the
cage of tho bridge. I said all right. We
went down and into a saloon. He bought
the drinks and told me ha was going to
San Bernardino that evening. We then
left the saloon and walked down the
street, w here I bade him good-by. 1 never
bad any conversation with him after that.
"I saw him have a pacakge unaer his
arm but it wns wrapped up in paper and
seemed to be the same size all around
so that I could not say what it contained.
I hove never seen Busby since that time
until now."
""Did Bushy mention Gardner's name
while you wore together?"
"No sir. He did not say anything
about. Gardner or what be had in the
package under iiis arm or what he intend
ed doing with it. He asked me though
throe or four times when we were together
what time the train for San Bernardino
left. I told him that I thought the over
land left about 5:30. He seemed es
pecially anxious to learn when the train
ward was much faster than had been an
ticipated, for during one part of the
journey the slight breeze sscmed to die
out entirely. Hut even in that Defender
made headway and when she crossed the
homo lino a winner of the race and the
winner of the scries, defender in fact as
well as in mime, was greeted with a
screeching of whistles thrice repeated
and the belching of cannon and the
cheers of thousands for the gallant vic
tories she had won. General regret was
expressed thai the series of tho cup,
begun so auspiciously and promisingly,
had ended so disnstrously, lor while the
questions which were raised as to the
winner of the second race might have
been passed by unheeded hud a stirring
contest taken place today, the with
drawal of Lord Dnnraven, ill tha thild
and perhaps deciding race, had neces
sarily a depressing effect upon all those
identified with the great match, and will
probably have a serious effect in regard
to tho future races.
» At the time the yachts cast off their
lines from their respective tugs thero
was every indication that thero would
lo n good wind, but when they got down
to the outer lightship tbe wind bad iallen
to n four or five mile an hour breeze.
That tho course would be to windward or
leeward and return was indicated trom
the committee boat at 10:20 a.m., by
the hoisting of the letter "C and five
mtutes later the gentlemen in charge oi
the race notified the contestants by the
J"D.C.G." that the course would be out
ward east by south, which meant a run
before the wind over the first half. While
the committee was signaling, Valkyrie
was sailing around without a club top
sail, as though to noiity tbe people in
charge of the race that sue would not bo
satisfied with the excursion boats that
with the chair car nassed, but did not tell
me why he asked.''
Albort I. Thompson, tiie son of the
dead man, wns then called to the witness
chair. He first went and identified tht
bodies of his father and Martin. The
witness had not seen his father alive on
Wednesday evening, as ne had arrived after
his death. He did not know from his
own knowledge how the two men had
died or why they had drunk the wine.
His father had been a Healthy man so
far as he was aware.
Dr. E. A. Hancock, the first physician
to reach the two men, was sworn next.
"I waa called," ne said, "about 7
o'clock by some one to go to the River
station as a man had a fit there. I went
over at once antl found the man known
as Thompson In the side room next to
tbe ticket office, lying on his stomach
and in great agony. He complained of
pnins and cramps in both his elbows and
knee joints. He lived only about seven
minutes after I arrive! 1 .. The man suffer
ed more agony than any other man I
think I ever saw. He was conscious up
to the last and talked all the while. He
begged me to shoot him and put him out
of his misery. He was so rigid that we
could not bend him limbs. Shortly after
I arrived he went into a spasm - and I
gave him an injection in the arm. He
tlied almost within a minute after I in
serted the needle into his arm. I then
thought that be must have taken strych
nine. We could handle him like a board
lie was so rigid. He did not answer any
thing I raid to him for the reason that
be evidently was suffering so much that
lie could not think about anything else.
"Seeing that Thompson was gone I turn
ed my attention to Martin. The latter
was lying out on the rear perch and a
number of men were rubbing him. Mar.
tin had not been affected so much us
Thompson, as lie wus able to bo out of
the station and walkover to an adjoining
saloon and ask for help. I told the men
aboul Martin to carry liim into the room
aud put him on a cot, which was done.
Martin almost immediately went into
spasms but between them he talked of the
occurrence. He asserted that he had not
seen anything of the fatal bottle until
Thompson told him to take a drink from
it, saying that he had received it fiom a
boy who in turn had got it from a
drunken negro. The boy had been told
to tako tbe bottle to him(Thnmpson),und
ask liim to band it to a porter on a chair
car on the overland.
"Toward the last Martin was unable
to talk very much owing to the rigidity
ot his jaws. Both he antl Thompson had
complained of the terrible cramps and
pains in their knee and elbow joints and
the latter was continually asking if we
could not relieve him of the agony in
those parts. In fact the last thing Tomp
son said was "pull my legs apart." The
symptoms in both cases were similar and
I at once supposes that they were suffer
ing from the effects of either strychnine
or arsenic poisoning.
Eddie Eccles, the small boy who car
rid the bottle to Thompson, related all
of the circumstance! of his meeting with
Busby, Kccles was first shown the bottle
and asked if he had ever seen it. before.
He replied that lie oouid not identify it
as the package had been wrapped in
"About fi o'clock as I was going along i
San Fernando street a colored man came
up and spoke to me and asked if I would
like to make some money, and I said I
"Do you know the man's name?"
"Well, could you tell him again if you
saw him?"
"Yes, sir, I could."
"Is that the man?" and here Dr.
Campbell pointed at Busby, who hod
been brought to tho door of the room by
Detective Osodiuan. Without any hesi
tation young Eccles said that Busby was
the man who had hired him to deliver
the bottle to Thompson.
"I made two trips to the depot for tbe
man. I saw Busby around the saloon »t
■ had congregated back of the starting
At that time there was no vessel within
i half a mile east of the line and tne entire
i fleet of spectators ',*as well to leeward of
| the line. The committee got weary of
the apparently childish conduct on the
port ot the Valkyrie, so at 10:58, when
I they saw that there wns a BPlandid open
i ing for a start, they lired tne gun. The
patrol licet of steam yachts, seeing that
Valkyrie wanted more room, steamed
about furiously, ordering the excursiun
boats and tugs " furti.er hack. All obeyed
j orders. With tbe finest|chance for a clear
I ami even start that ever wus given for an
| America's cup race, tbe committee tired
! the preparatory mm at 11:01. Defender
I eased off her sheets to the full and
| beaded down the line, a beautiful
I picture, and shook out her spinnaker und
I balloon Jib sail ns she crossed tbe start
ini point. Valkyrie came up from the
southward und rounded tho lignt-hip m
a careless sort of fashion, crossing the
line within one second of handicap time,
the gun proclaimed the end of the latter
1 period before lined at 11:22, two minutes
after the starting signal. As soon as Ihe
Valkyrie crossed she enme up into the
■rind and everybody knew that sho had
quit. , . .
Defender went on with eveythmg draw
ing in me breeze of about live miles an
hour, over a smooth sea, just the sort of
conditions thnt would suit Valkyrie, ribe
i rounded the outer mark at l:2€:W, and us
she did so there was a hurrah us greut as
though she had a good game competitor.
All during the beat home the wind in
creased in tower, und as the champion
i lay over, some limes with lee scunpers
I under, she piesented a sight that mado
the onlookers cheer. As she was ap-
I proaching the finish Mr. Iselin yelled
the corner of the bridge with another
man whom I did not know, but I have
sicne learned it was Brown. They were
together for a short tiros and Brown
finally went away. 1 did not hear them
say anvth ; ng.
"When Busby first spoke to me I wns
on my way to the house with soire medi
cine. I noticed tho psckage under bis
arm. Ho told me to go to the -tation and
tind out wtat time tiie train to San Ber
nardino and Redlands passed, which I
did and went back and told bin. I went
home then and he told me to hurry back
to bim and he handed me the parcel and
said I was to hand it to the station agent
and tell him to give it to the porter of
the car tbat went to San Bernardino and
Redlands. I could not say what was in
the bottle, because it was covered with
paper. He handed me 10 cents. After I
started be called to me arid motioned to
me to shake the buttle up, and I did so.
lie did not caution me to he careful with
it or say what it contained. I went and
gave it to Mr. Thompson, and he said all
right he would attend to it. Busby
waited for me at the end of the saloon".
He handed mo another 10 cents and told
me that if ever anybody asked me who
had given the bottle to me to say that I
couiu not recogninze him again.
"Busby told me while I was talking
with hitn thnt he was drunk, but he did
not appear to be tbe least excited."
Something of a surprise was caused by
the testimony of Henry Koch, a saloon
keeper, who, it seems. Busby visited on
his way home after sending the bottle to
the two men. Koch runs a place at the
northwest corner of Washington and
Main streets.
"Some time after 7 o'clock yesterday,
he said, "a colored man came into my
saloon and called for a cocktail, which
ho drank. He told me that he had just
taken strychnine, and asked how long it
took for it to act.J; I replied that as I
had never taken any I could not say, but
if he had he would find out soon enough.
He talked rationally for a few minutes,
and finally left the place. I do not
think he was drunk, and he acted per
fectly sober."
Busby was again brought into the
room, and the witness was asked if he
was the man who had entered the saloon,
and Koch at once said that Busby was
tho person.
Dr. Wing, the physician of the Snnta
Fo tailroad, next gave testimony regard
ing the result of an autopsy which he
and Dr. Bullard had performed on the
bodies of Thompson and Martin, nnd also
stated what had happened at the depot
afler his arrival.
"It was about 7;0,"> p.m. when I got a
message by telephone telling me to hurry
to tbe river depot. I got into a gurney
at once aud drove there, but by the time
I had arrived Thompson had already
died, his body lying in the room on the
flooi. Martin was on the platform being
violently rubbed by several men. He
wns unable to answer any questions, and
Dr. Hancock decide! to give liim an
other injection, and about five minutes
after caused him lo be taken inside of
through a megaphone to the committee !
bo3t: "Do you wish mo to cross tho
line?" He received no answer and re- I
peated the question. Again no answer. )
The Defender went over at 4.-04:86. She.
was greeted with another most enthusl- j
astic salute as sho did so. Tho time, as t
taken by the oomroittee represented that
■he went of or thn course in 4:44:12.
With the s. allowed ber, her corrected j
time was 1:43 :44.
Later on in the afternoon an attempt
was made to ace Lord Dunraven. lie was ,
invisible. His friend and adviser. Com- ;
motion. Glennie, said that bis lordship !
had none away up in the country some- j
where, he did not know where. lv an- 1
swer to a question whether or not Dun- j
raven vould sail in a race, or a series of !
races, at Newport or Marblehead, away |
from tha maduing crowtl of New York,
for a cup. Mr. Glennie said that he t
thought it very unlikely. He hardly be
lieved that bis lordship would again sail 1
Valkyrie on this side, though he could ,
not state what would be done with Val- i
kyrie In tlie immediate future. He said :
lie intended to return to England very
soon, and he bad an idea that Valkyrie I
would do the same. When it Wus pro. |
posed that Defender might go acioss next
year nnd race in England. Mr. Glennie
innde no reply, but turned his head and
badu the reporter good nicht.
Dunraver.'s Statement
LONDON, Sept. 12.—The Reuter News
Agency this evening aent a request by
cable to the Earl of Dunraven for a state
ment of the reason for his action in with
drawing from tbe third race ior thu
America's cup today. The following re
ply has been received from New York:
"Owing to the excessive crowding by
The Weatherls Covin
yyO WONDER the People Talk
About THE HERALD'S want ads. They are
grnwine, irrowinu'- compare them. Not only
on Sunday! On Monday, Tueiday, tVednesdey,
Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
The people like THK HERALD for the netn
the room and placed on a cot. As soon
as this was done he seemed to revive and
talked rationally. He told me that he
hail taken a drink at supper time ont ol
a bottle on the table. Most of tbe time
he was crying with tha pain and begring
that his family be sent tor.
"Within an hour be appeared so muck
better that Dr. Hancock said tbat he
would return to the office. It was nnl
long, though, before Martin was again
spized witli the pains and cramps. He
seemed attacked in all the muscles of
the body, and complaitud of suffocatfcn t
and seemed to think that be wae on fire
and being smothered. The symptoms
were those of strychnine poisoning.
When he went into the last spasm he
was attacked in the arms mostly, all of
the pains and spasms having left his
"In company with Dr. Iriullard I per
formed an autopsy upon both of the
bo'lies. In the case of Thompson it was
found that the stomach was dilated, liver
about normal size but congested, kidneys
very much congested, heart natural size
but with no blood in it, lungs much con
gested, and the rigor mortis very
This was practically tbe same condition
in which the organs of Martin were
"from the symptoms I should say tbat
it was as clear a case of strychnine poiaosr
ing as anybody ever saw.
Sandy Gardner took the stand, and re
lated the extent of his acquaintance with
"I first became acquainted with him."
ha said "about two years ago. He had
just got off the railroad and was sick.
"Last Sunday he met me at Redondo
beach and walked around with me. He
finally invited me to take a drink with
bim. At lirs» I refused, but as he kept on
insisting I went with him to a saloon
where he sa d he had a friend who ho
did his business with. I calle I for mus
cat wine and after drinking it wo went
out. Wo walked around for a little while,
and than he wanted me to go and have
another drink. We went to the saloon
again and I took a cigar. After we left
there he bought 6 cents worth of grapes
from a fruit stand and gave them to me,
not taking any himself.
"Busby said in a short time that ha
wanted to get on the road again, and ask
ed me how be should go about it to get a
job. I told him to apply to Mr. Beanier,
but he said that he did not know him,
but rai well acquainted with Mr. Brewer.
"Busby wanted to know what run I
had. and I tola him that I was on the
Itedlaods fiyer,and he said tbat he would
go up on the train with me that day, but
finally decided not. He seemed to know
what he was doing, but bad too much
liquor aboard tor his own good.
For the third time during tiie inquest
was Bu3by identified by ono of the people
with whom he had done business We S nee
day afternoon. Tho last man was An tone
Card ova. the proprietor of the Firut
Chance saloon at tho foot of the Downey
avenue bridge, and who tied the pleoe of
string around the bottle for Busby,
"About 6 o'clock two colored men ante
into my place and bad a drink. J
took sherry wine and the other man drank
beer. They went out as soon as they Lad
taken the drinks. A little while after
Buiby came back and asked me for a
piece of string to tie around a package."
Busby was here brought before ths
witness, who at once identified him afl
the man. Resuming, Cardova said:
"The package was wrapped in paper but
it seemed to lie a bottle. Busby held the
bottle while I tied the string around it.
He next asked for a card and wrote on
it with i'is left hand. It was passed to
mc and ho wanted to know if I could
read it, and I toid him no."
The cartl and bottle were then shown
to the witnes, who identified both, and
the writing.
"I tied tho card on the bottle for him
and then ho walked out. and I did not
notice where he went or what he did."
This was the last, witness examined,
nnd tho jury was left to decide on a v r*
diet, which was rendered in about tan
minutes, as has been stated.
Tho jurymen were dismissed and re
sworn in order to hold an inquest on the
body of Martin. Dr. Bullard was the
only witness examined in Ihe second
case, and he told the result of the autopsy
wnich be and Dr. Wing hail performed.
The names of the jurors are C. H.
Claxton, C. D. Rogers, D. F. Stevenson,
A. M. Forrest, Lee Davis and James
The remains of the two dead men are
at tho undertaking palors of Kregeio
& Breaee and will ha prepared for burial
some time tula week.
I steamers at tho firnt two race", and cape-*
J cially at the st; rt and on the last tea
,' miles of the second rue*, I notified the
i committee on the 11th inst, requesting
I tbat thu letter be not opened until a de
i ci. ion had been reached with regard to
i the foul at tie start of the second race,
; tit; t owing to the danger of a a*rinus ae
j oident by collision with tbe excursion
I ste.tn.Pii and others and >wing to the
absolute absurdity of carrying on rr>ces
; under such conditions, I would dacline
to start unless some arragements were
/ made to race in clear waters. I requested
i a postponement of today's race, with a
! view to arriving at such tin arrangement.
I Tbe committee found it impossible to
concede this. T Mien nottfied them that
' I should b9 at Sandy Hook tight ship for
che purpose of giving tho Defender a
: start.
(Signed) "DCNRAVEN."
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