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WAS EMU6I TO kIU. A MZEI
'j;rowe!!, Ht Fiance, in Jail and Bail
Not Allowed—Baby Also
Seattle.—i tell you. lam as inno
cent as a new-bora babe."
Young Edgar Crowell. arrested a
second time in connection with the
death of Mrs. Addie Mull and her
daughter Gussie, repeated this as-
Bertion several times Saturday night
at police headquarters.
Poison was found in the stomach of
the dead woman, and Crowell. after
having been released on a writ of
habeas corpus was taken from be
hind the counter of a Pike street meat
market to spend another night with
the city's prisoners.
The report made to Coroner Hoye
by City Chemist C. E. Bogardus, who
analyzed the contents of the stomach
is as follows:
"I have made a careful examination I
of the stomach of Mrs. Mull and find
a large amount of sulphur and a lit
Soon after receiving the report Cor
oner Hoye notified the police depart
ment of the result of the analysis, and
Detectives Tennant and Barbee went
to Bush & Broxson's meat market on
Pike street, where Crowell. in his
butcher's apron, was waiting on cus
tomers. As soon as a detective enter
ed the i«lace Crowell knew what was
up. He looked anxiously around, put
on his coat with hardly a protest, and
ralmly walked out. At the city jail
he at once notified his friends by tel
ephone of his position.
"1 am as innocent as you are," said
Crowell at the police station. "It is
true I was at Mrs. Mull's house dar
ing her sickness, but I was never out
of sight *of the other occupants. If
there was any poison given the child
it was put in the medicine, and I
know I handled none of the medicine.
The only thing I gave Mrs. Mull was
some white i>owder. and 1 know that
was harmless, because I took quite
.•a dose of that myself.
Offers No Theory.
•The whole thing looks peculiar. I
know. That the mother and child
should both die almost together is
strange, and here I am arrested with
out a warrant, not even allowed to
give bonds. I can give no explana
tion of the deaths, because I do not
know anything about them. I offer
no theory: I do not care to talk about
the case: let everything come out at
Crowell was nervous at the jail, but
bad control of his speech and actions.
•\Vh..n 1 was first arrested," he
continued, "if I had heen taken from
the chapel while the singing and fune
ral s - vices was going on, I don't be
lieve I could have stood it. When I
was fn>t brought here I did not be
lieve I would be made to stay. I call
it an outrage to the city of Seattle."
That enough mercury to kill was
taken by Mrs. Hull is believed by
both Coroner Hoye and City Chemist
"I think that Crowell knows more
about this case than he has told." said
Dr. Hoye. "There is no doubt that
poison killed Mrs. Mull. In the post
mortem examination of her body, evi
dence of a strong irritant poison was
found on the lips and in the stomach.
One grain of mercury is enough to
kill. The usual dose is one-twentieth
of a grain. Mercury generally acts
quickly, and absorbs itself into the
whole system. I know of one case
where a child 2% years old was given
a grain of mercury, and died five hours
Was a Strong Dose.
" The amount of mercury found in
Mrs. Mull's stomach.' - said Mr. Ho
gar.lus. "shows that she had taken a
strong dose. It must be remembered
that to the showing of mercury found
in the stomach should be added the
quantity which has disappeared, for
instance, by vomiting."
No traces of aconite, which poison
was found in Mrs. Mull's room, were
discovered in the woman's body, ac
cording to .Mr. Bogardus. A bottle of
aconite and a quantity of aconite pills
were in the room.
So far only the stomach of Mrs.
Mull has been examined. That of the
dead child is now being subjected to
an anolysis, and the result. Mr. Bo
gardus says, will not be ready for an
nouncement before Tuesday.
The theory which seems to he gain
ing ground among those working on
the case is that Mrs. Mull committed
suicide, and that her daughter, in
answer to the mother's repeated re
quest that she die with her. was put
out of the way. Many other theories
are floated none of them based on any
tangible grounds beyond the fact that
poison was taken.
Dr. J. Richter. who attended little
Gussie Mull just prior to her death,
declined to discuss the case when
seen. He stated, however, that the
sickness of the child looked suspicious
An inquest will be held this week.
Coroner Hoye has not yet set the day
for one. pending the investigation of
the contents of the child's stomach.
He will hold the inquest over mother
and child at the same time.
I.ate last night Crowell's attorney
visited him at the city jail and made
unavailing efforts to have him re
leased on bonds. Prosecuting Attor
ney Scott was called up by telephone
but he declined to take any steps to
wards the release of the prisoner.
NEGLIGENCE OF OFFICERS.
Sheriff Had Notice of a Jail Delivery
Portland, Or.—Throe days before
the jail break of last Wednesday night
when three of Sheriff Storey's prison
ers, after sawing through the bars
ami bolts that confined them, made
their escape, it was known to the
sheriff and to Jailer D. D. Jackson
that the attempt was to be made.
Jailer Jackson admits that he learn
ed several days before hand that an
escape was to be effected and he even
discovered that the bars of an outer
window had been sawed, but beyond
THE EVENING STATESMAN, TUESDAY, JULY 21, 1903.
a consultation with Sheriff Storey
| nothing was done about the matter.
I The three prisoners who escaped
I : ia>! openely de< lared that they would
j never work on the rock pile and the
jailer knew thai, they were bad men.
but no particular significance was at
tached to their defiant declaration.
Even alter the discovery of the
sawed bars in the outer window the
prisoners were evidently occupied for
at least three days prior to their es
cape in sawing through the bars that
stood in their way. They cut through
the door ot th. .:' cell, a door the
corridor and tl: padlock on the outer
Neither staeiiH .or jailer interrupt
ed their work.
THE AUGUST PEARSON'S.
The August issue of Pearson's mag
azine may well be called a "fiction
number," for it contains eleven clever
short stories, in addition to a fascinat
ing serial. The August installment of
Sir Henry Morgan—'Buccaneer, by
Dr. Cyrus Townsend Brady, brings to.
gether the heroine, Merceles, her lov
er, Alvarado, and Sir Henry Morgan
in a series of adventures which hold
the reader's attention breathlessly.
The Ghost of Guadalupe, by General
Charles King, a strongly written story
of the romance of an American vol
unteer in the Philippines; How Don
Q. Outwitted Don Luis, by K. and
Hesketh Pri'chard, revealing another
side of this strangely contradictory
character. Don Q., showing how he
dealt with a treacherous enemy;
Uncle Benny's Sedatice, by Elizabeth
A. Moore, a quaintly told anecdote of
an irresistable impulse impelling two
old men to repeat a boyish prank;
The Black Hands, by Albert Bfgelow
Paine, a remarkably strong story
dealing with one of the most compli
cated social problems of the day—
the position of the negro in this coun
try; Cupid in the Elevator, by Carroll
Watson Rankin, a short story of the
part played in a modern romance by
a disabled elevator; Heroes Both, by
Walter E. Grogan, an amusing story
of English rural life; "Such Stuff as
Dreams Are Made Of," by Gisela Dit
trick Britt, an entertaining little tale
of a Southern girl who "sees visions
and dreams dreams;" A Powerful
Blend, by Claudia Ashton, a story of
an English "Darby and Joan;" The
Story of the Retired Car Conductor,
one of the tales of the Piarcons: A
San Francisco Night's Entertainment,
by Gelett Burgess and Will Irwin;
The Adventures of the Persian Prince
by R. E. Venede, a story of English
schoolboy life; and the Squire's Ride,
by E. D. Ross, a weird story of—shall
we call it thought transference? —are
all clever and entertaining short
There are also four exceptionally
entertaining special articles. An ar
ticle by North Overton Messenger on
the Building of the Panama Canal can
not fail to interest all thoughtful
readers. The story reads like a fairy
tale, with the additional interest of
being a •'true story." Weber & Felds,
"LL. D." by John-a-Dretmas, is the
first of a series of theatrical articles
which Pearson's promises its readers.
If the succeeding numbers are as full
of interest as the first, the series can
not fail to be an attractive feature of
fhe magazine. How to Improve your
Game of Lawn Tennis, written by a
veteran player, is an article full of
helpful suggestions to those less ex
pert in the game. Mr. Robert D.
Wrenn, four times champion of the
United States, posed especially for
the illustrations. Photographing In
visible Ripples, by Herbert C. Fyfe.
is a story of the wonderful way which
Is Spreading Rapidly and There Is
Much Concern in Scientific
Loadon. —Since the Kings illness
appendicitis has flippantly been term-
Mi a "'fashionable disease." Its prev
alence, however, has now become
alarming, and medical men are cast
ing about for solutions of the mystery
of its remarkable increase.
Dr. S. Kellett Smith, in the Lancet,
says that "the cause, whatever it is.
must he one affecting the mass of the
people, rich and poor; it must be com
mon to ali countries of high civiliza
tion and big towns; it must be coin
cident with the increase in the dis
During Dr. Smith's studentship
such cases were rare; he does not re
member one appandicectomy at his
infirmary in the period.
The doctor seeks for the solution in
the present conditions of food supply
"Probably four-fifths of the chief
perishable comestibles," he says, "are
frozen or chilled for transmission or
collection before reaching the consu
mer. Chilled or frozen meat, fish,
poultry, rabbits, game, etc., are noto
riously prone to rapid decomposition
when removed from cold store; also,
they degenerate more rapidly after
cooking than unfrozen articles.
"Following the argument it may be
that the ingestion of chilled or frozen
food especially liable to rapid decom
position may result in a more septic
state of the intestine than in the pre
cold days, and this greater septicity
may in its turn account for the great
er vrrulence of those irritations to
which the caecum and appendix have
11 ways been prone."
NAUGHTY, NAUGHTY GERTRUDE.
Miss Quinlan Gives Sir. Thomas Lip
ton a Surprise.
Boston. —Sir Thomas Idpton. bold,
adventurous man. has met his match.
His first financial success was under
•lie Stars and Stripes, and now he has
encountered a handsome American
girl, born in Boston, with just as
much pluck and daring as himself.
Gertrude Quinlan, whose home is in
Dorchester, is recognized as a clever
young woman wherever the Thespian
art is known throughout America. She
is in the production of the "Sultan of
Sulu" at tin- .Manhattan Beach theatre.
On Friday evening Sir Thomas Lipton,
who was the guest of the New York
Atlantic Yacht club, with a following
of 400 jolly yachtsmen, was the prin
cipal guest at the theatre. The gal
lant Irishman was receiver like a
prince with bombs and fireworks, and
the auditorium was gay with British
and American Hags, while the harp of
Erin held a conspicuous place.
The gallant knight enjoyed the per
formance thoroughly and evidently ap
preciated the occasion, and after the
show requested to be taken behind the
scenes. Stage Manager
called for "Three cheers for Sir
Thomas." The visitor asknowledged
the compliment and made a neat little
speech, after which the company was
introduced to the guest.
Finally came Miss Gertrude Quin
lan. who plays Chiquita, the Sultan's
favorite wife. With ail the graceful;
ness that so well becomes her. Miss
Quinlan said: "Sir Thomas. I am
an Irish girl, and I wish you success.
If you will permit me, 1 would like
to have the privilege of pinning a
shamrock on your coat."
Sir Thomas smiled and declared
that he should feel himself honored
and would recognize the flower as a
Sir Thomas was compelled to stoop
so that Miss Quinlan could reach the
lapel of his coat. Miss Quinlan pinned
on the flower, and then came the real
surprise. With all the ardor of an
Irish girl the handsome actress put
her hands on each side of the baronet's
face and planted three full-fledged
kisses on his face.
Everybody cheered, and to his credit
be it said, the baronet, who has al
ways defied the fair sex. laughed
through his blushes and stammered
something intended to be complimen
tary, while a shout went up, "Sham
rock 111. will surely win now."
"Your paw ever whip you?" asked
Muggsy. "Sure," replied Swipsey.
"but I don't mind it." "Why not?"
"He ain't never said: "My son, this
hurts me more, than it does you.' "
"You say you favor divorce?"
"Well," answered the theatrical man
ager. "I don't exactly say I favor it,
but if there were no such thing as di
vorce, what would we do for heroines
in society dramas or for actresses to
play the parts?"
Society Item—The Duke of Borrow
and-Holde is expected in this country
within a week. If his friends can
keep him sober long enough, it is
hoped that another American girl
may be made happy.
modern science has made it possible
to photograph invisible objects by the
help of the electric spark. No one
who is fond of bright, clever fiction,
and well-written, entertaining articles
on topics of present interest, can af
ford to miss reading the August Pear
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