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San Francisco call (Newspaper) - September 4, 1898, San Francisco, California10tiie san Francisco Call sunday september 4, 1898. Bought arsenic. A damaging record found at a Market Street drug store. Other woman becomes Farmed because a net of suspicious circumstances surrounds h or tint wac Ofelix Haser Ai it to Estorf pc baser women Poison it Spenser 2�?� Fife s--3 444444444444 4444444444444444444444444444444444444444 4 4 Frank s. Grey clerk at the owl drug store made the following statement to chief of police 4 4 Lees in regard to the Sale of two ounces of arsenic to mrs. Botkin on june 1, 1898 4 4 a the lady came into the store and said she wanted some arsenic for bleaching. She gave the 4 4 name of mrs. B. I asked her what articles she wanted to bleach and she said a Straw i told 4 4 her there were other chemicals less dangerous for that purpose. Her answer was that she had used 4 4 it before and understood its manipulation. With that answer i gave her two ounces of arsenic 4 4 wrapped it up in yellow Rajfer and marked it she left the store and i have not seen her 4 4 4 4 4 44 44444444444444444444444444444444444444444444444444 a woman whose name appears As mrs. Quot Bothin on the Poison Register kept by the owl drug store. 1128 Market Street bought two ounces of arsenic from Clrk Frank s. Grey at 1 p. M. On june t. 1s98. She gave her address As California and Hyde streets. Taken in connection with the arrest of mrs. Cordelia Botkin on a charge of sending a Box of poisoned Bonbons to Dover which caused the death of mrs. J. P. Dunning and her sister. Mrs. J. D. Deane this so Molarity of names and the remarkable coincidence that on june 1 the accused women lived at the Victoria hotel on the Northwest Corner of Hyde and California streets the natural deduction is that the woman now in prison is the same who Boug it the Poison. Mrs. Botkin so far As known is believed to be the Only woman in san Francisco who could have had a motive in killing mrs. Dunning. She was infatuated with the husband of the woman to whom the death package was sent and corresponded with him while he was in Cuba and Porto Rico. Then. Too. Mrs. Botkin had received letters from Dunning in which he told her he intended to rejoin his wife at the close of the War and go to housekeeping in new York. These incidents have a most important bearing on the Case against the woman now accused of the crime of double murder. When combined with the discovery made last night. The Story in detail of last nights developments is As follows Friday afternoon detectives Gibson and Mcvey visited the owl drug store and examined the Poison Register prior to and a subsequent to mrs. Botkins visit to Stockton on july 2s to 30, and the interim Between her return and her second departure for Healdsburg on August 4. It will be remembered that the poisoned Candy was mailed on the latter Day no Sale of arsenic was recorded on any of these Days and the officers continued their search. Yesterday afternoon William Kearney and c. S. Downs clerks in the drugstore were again looking at the record of sales of poisons and they found this entry �?o6�?.�?98�?2 p. In. Mrs. Bothin. California and Hyde arsenic 2 oz., bleaching in All drug stores where the state Laws Are obeyed a detailed record of sales of Al toxics is kept. The Register is ruled perpendicularly with these captions across the head of the double Page Date. Hour. Name of purchaser. Address. Name of Poison. Object for which bought. Name of Salesman. When Kearney and Downs discovered the startling entry they immediately called Frank s. Grey by whom it was written and he recalled the circumstances of the Sale. Word was sent to the police Headquarters bust evening and Clef Lees was instantly summoned from the theater where he was spending the evening. Accompanied by Captain Seymour and detectives Gibson and Mcvey the chief went to the owl drug store. Arriving there the chief went into the private office and closely examined the Poison Register and took the statement of clerk Grey. When this was completed the newspaper men were called in and they were allowed to examine the record and talk with or. Grey who said a the entry in the Book is in my handwriting and i remember the circumstances attending the Sale of arsenic on june 1. I also remember the appearance and mannerisms of the woman who made the Purchase but i do not care to pay at this time whether i think the person who bought the Poison was mrs. Botkin. At the proper time and under the proper circumstances i will state definitely whether not shake the Shadow off. And trembles yet As the police fail in their efforts to Trace the instruments and agents of death to their source. The woman a name is mrs. F. Edwards. She is not unknown to the police nor to the Public or face is familiar at the courts and in the corridors of the City Hall. She has worked in the service of the police authorities seeking evidence that on occasions Only a woman can obtain. She has been employed also by the Market Street railway company in the claims department her duty being to be advertisements. Cuti Cura works wonders. A remarkable cure of sore eyes and sight restores i i am a graduate of Oberlin College taught Long enough after 1 graduated to have them give me the honorary degree and i have a great Many acquaint forces in and around Boston. About three years ago my son brought Home a Box of Cuti Cura ointment and i picked up the circular that was around it and Learned about the Cuscuna soap and told him to get me a cake. When i got it the circular advised its use for the Bath Teeth Scalp Etc. I had been a great sufferer All my life from sore eyelids the whole lid outside and in was red As a beet. 1 had to sit in a dark room evenings for eight and a half years and Wear Flack spectacles to keep the Sun from my eyes in the daytime. When i got the Cut Cuba 6oap, i got a Fine soft cloth dipped it in hot water and rubbed it on the soap and washed May eyes with it. I can to Tell you How much Good it has done me although it smarted very much at first. My Eves Are As Clear and Bright is when i was a Young lady. I had to go backwards in getting spectacles and Wear no. In the Samo As i did Twenty years ago 1 con Reo a medium sized print in Daylight Ecith out any spectacles. As a matter of course i am kind of a walking advertisement of Cuti Cura. People will Call to me when i am going along the Street and Tell me How much Good my cd Liouba soap has done their eyes. Mrs. M. R. Congdon Jan. 18, �?T97. 26 no. Cedar Avenue Oberlin o. Jtj we take pleasure in publishing this testimonial us showing the interest taken in Cuti Cura remedies and the various uses made of them not anticipated or suggested by us. We cannot of course anticipate How Cuti Cura Boap will work in cases similar to the above but to those who desire to try it we would suggest beginning with a very weak solution or 41 suds Quot of warm water and Cuti Cura Boap until Ita action is determined. For inflamed granulated or eczema Tous a yells. Light application of cd Sicura ointment will in most cases be found to work bold world Potts Dita and Casa. Cosr., Bolt prop�., Boston. A who to cure he mrs. F. Edwards the woman of strange coincidences. The woman under arrest is the person who purchased the afraid she would be suspected strange coincidence of mrs. F. Edwards acts. She knew Dunning she Isa Candy maker and she mailed a Box of confections on August 4. The Shadow of guilt has fallen on More than one household in this City since the cruel murder of mrs. Dunning and mrs. Deane shocked the continent and aroused a tragic interest in the affairs of mrs. Cordelia Botkin. There is in san Francisco a woman who has lived in daily dread of accusation and suffered in an. Agony of suspense that every Knock at her door meant a summons from the chief of police. This woman knew John p. Dunning. She believed that her association with him was More intimate than had been that of any other woman in san Francisco. She wrote him Many letters of endearment. She knew his affairs and those of his wife and family. She cared for him and tells with an expression of fear that she does not attempt to disguise that she signed her letters of affection Alec t with the fatal a mrs. further than this to carry the remarkable Story to the very precipice of coincidence the woman insists that she was a professional Candy maker and dangerously corresponds to the description of the woman w Hom j. E. Fennessee saw at the ferry postal station on the afternoon of August 4. When the news came that the wife and sister in Law of John p. Dunning had been murdered this woman became sorely troubled. As the dreadful part Cui ars of the assassination entered the Conception of the crime in this City this woman a distress became dread. She saw in every face a glance of suspicion. In her imagination she Felt that she was being followed and that she might at any moment be placed under arrest and charged with the crime of which mrs. Botkin is accused. The agony of suspense could no longer be endured. The woman wrote a pleading letter to Dunning begging him not to reveal the Story or their association or to drag her into unwarranted notoriety. Having written this Appeal she went before the police and confessed everything that might in any Way connect her with Dunning or with the horrifying crime of the poisoner. In this Way she sought to silence her fears and the suspicion that she believed was directed against her. It required but a Brief inquiry to convince the authorities that she Haa not the remotest connection with the murders. She was Able satisfactorily to account for All her actions during the Verlod that is vital to the discovery or the murderess. There was nothing More than a strange series of coincidences and the exaggeration of a woman a fear. She was assured that guilt pointed to another but Eho Enn cure the statements of injured persons before they have an Opportunity to Tell their Story to a lawyer. It is Many months since mrs. Edwards has been in the service of the the retirement of sex chief of police Crowley and the election of chief of police Lees the woman has been forced to exercise her detective abilities for others than the municipal authorities. Her connection with the Market Street railway company ceased perhaps two years ago. She insists that she is still being shadowed. And the persistence of the person whom she believes is a detective from the East is driving her to distraction. Her Story of the strange affair is dramatic in the extreme. In outline she admits a most remarkable set of coincidences. She admits her association with Dunning and that she May have written him letters signed Quot mrs. F. C.,�?� a signature dangerously near that found in the Box of poisoned Candy. She declares that she kept a Candy factory in East Oakland and knows professionally the business of making Candy. She declares that she went to the ferry postal station one Day in August and mailed a package. She sought to have it weighed and wished to Purchase Stamps. Each of these facts and incidents has a corresponding one in the evidence obtained in the terrible Case and with the last mrs. Edwards begins her recital. Advertisements. Standard brands of wines spirits Mineral Waters Champagne White sea Grande caves unit Imperial messes. Most a Chandon Pernay. Clarets and sauternes messes. Dubos Freyss Bordeaux. Hock and Moselle wines messes. Del hard a co., Coblentz. Mineral water Johanna co., ld., Johannia Springs. Ginger ale messes. Cantrell a Cochrane Belfast. Canadian club whisky messes. Hiram Walker a sons ld., Walker Villa american whisky Quot the old bottled in Bond. Cognac Brandy messes. J. A f. Martell Cognac. Scotch whisky messes. Andrew usher a co., Edinburgh Bass ale and guinness Stout Dof s head Brand messes. Read Bros London. Bartholony Beer and Vita malt Bartholomay brewing co.,Rochester, . On Sale by dealers and grocers a ofic coast agents 327-329 Market St., san Francisco Frank s. Grey who sold arsenic to mrs. mrs. Edwards was noticeably agitated As she told her Story. A one Day last month a she declared i went to the ferry postal station to mail a package to a Friend at Manila. While at the station i was accosted by a Man a stranger to me who saw that i was seeking information and offered to assist me. Believing that he was connected with the Post once i allowed him to talk. I suddenly asked him if he was connected with the Post office and finding that he a. Not informed him that i could get myself what information i needed. I Laving concluded my Mission i took one of the Market Street cars to go to my Home. A to my Surprise i found that the stranger who had spoken to me at the ferry was on the sane car. Again he accosted me and we talked in a usual Way until i arrived at my destination. I started to get off the car and the strange followed remarking a this is also my i was disturbed and troubled t saw that the Man was shadowing me. And i determined not to go to my House at once. I could not escape him. However and when i arrived at my apartments i found that to was on the opposite Sido of the Street watching my windows. A a Day or so afterwards he came to my rooms and to my Surprise and consternation began to question me about the Botkin Case and my relations with John p. Dunning. I gave him very Little information but i Felt that it was necessary to take some Steps to protect myself. He called again and his annoyance became to great that i determined to consult my attorney and obey his instructions. Even As i went to my lawyers office the stranger followed. To my attorney i told All i knew. I admitted that i had known Dunning very Well and that i had corresponded with him. I related All of the coincidences that seem so strange and which to a casual observer might seem to involve me. I took at once every precaution to protect myself As i know the chief of police to to a bitter enemy of mine. A it is True that i kept a Candy factory in East Oakland. It is True that a cd is one of the initials of my name. I have written to Dunning and was at Tho Fern postal station one Day last month. But i know nothing of the murder of Dunning a wife and sister in Law. I am Able fully to explain and detail my movements during any time that May be asked of me. I have we Ritten to John Dunning asking him not to connect my name with the Case. I think that it would be Wise for him to keep his own counsel. I know him. As every other woman knew him. A piece of human Putty to be folded by any woman w to cared to take the trouble. He is involved enough As it is and if he Speaks he should remember that others can talk. A i do not mean to insinuate that i know anything associating Dunning directly or indirectly with these murders but i do know of his life and his indiscretions in this City and the Story 1 think would not be pleasant for or. Dunning. I have told the police All i know. Fearing certain contingencies i went to the authorities and gave an Assurance that i was neither in hiding nor yet ambitious to obtain notoriety in this Case. 1 gave my address and promised to be ready at any time ii i Wero needed. I have nothing to Tell and am concerned Only to protect myself. Mrs. Cordelia Botkin Ana not i is called upon to will make a fight on extradition governor Budd May decide in the Botkin Case. Attorneys for the accused woman score Lees and Lees in turn scores the newspapers. The Hareas Corpus proceedings in the Case of Cordelia Botkin under arrest for the Dover murders will not come up tuesday in judge Cooke a court. Knight Mcgowan and w heeler the attorneys for the prisoner have decided to let the Case remain in state quo until the requisition papers arrive and governor Budd is asked by the Delaware authorities to Issue his warrant for the surrender of the alleged poisoner to detective Mcvey. Barring unlocked for delay the request of the governor of Delaware for the delivery of the accused woman should arrive on the Eastern express at 8 45 o clock this evening. To Morrow being a Legal Holiday nothing can be done until tuesday. The matter of extraditing mrs. Botkin has not As yet been brought to the attention of governor Budd and it is not known we Hether the Battle for the Possession of the prisoner will take place in this City or in Sacramento. The place of hearing depends wholly upon the governors convenience. Mrs. Botkin s attorneys will make a desperate fight to prevent extradition. They have prepared an exhaustive argument to combat the Contention of the prosecution and will cite Many decisions of Eastern courts to sustain their position. Attorney Knight says the Case of the state of North Carolina is. Hill is analogous to the Botkin Case and the supreme court of that state decided that a prisoner w Hose extradition was requested was not a fugitive from Justice in another state because the accused person was not in the state when the crime w of committed and had not fled from the jurisdiction of the Laws of that state. Messes. Knight and Mcgowan Are positive the governor will not Grant the request of the Delaware authorities after the Case Lias been presented to him. Chief Lees and detective Mcvey Feol assured that mrs. Botkin will soon go to Delaware for trial but they will not Tell on what they base their Assurance. The chief intends to make a personal Appeal to the governor and he thinks Success will follow his efforts. Or. Botkins attorneys Are not in the least perturbed Over the probable indictment of their client under Section 347 of the penal code. Attorney Knight declares that such an indictment would not Only prevent the extradition of mrs. Botkin but in addition would be null and void. Chief Lees will effectually defeat his Dearest desire the extradition of the accused woman by procuring an indictment by the local grand jury. Lees action in this instance has been illegal and unjustifiable. He had no right Legal or moral to appear before the jury As prosecuting counsel nor had he any right to make a statement of his views regarding the woman s guilt or innocence. Under the Law. The District attorney is the Only official who can be present at a session of the grand jury excepting of course the witness under examination. Lees overstepped his prerogatives As a witness and became special prosecutor. Lees is attempting to use the grand jury As a dragnet to assist him in securing evidence against mrs. Botkin and the jurors Are illegally allowing the incompetent head of Tho police department to occupy their official time without reason or Justice. If the grand jurors so desire they can violate their oaths and prostitute the functions of that body by listening to Lees pitiful appeals and granting his prayer. In this however they would be wasting their time As any action they May now take will come to naught. Baffled in his efforts to Trace the purchaser of the Box of Candy at Haas store and the handkerchief at the City of Paris chief Lees now depends wholly upon the handwriting experts to connect mrs. Botkin with the murder of mrs. Dunning and mrs. Deane., the chief still refuses to allow the newspapers to Trace Tho reproduction of the defendants letters and contents himself by saying he is satisfied that she wrote the Anonymous letters so frequently referred to. He angrily declares that he will not give the newspapers samples of the w ratings because the editors would immediately submit the m to experts whose opinions might differ from his own and he swears by All the Gold lace on his most gorgeous uniform that he will conduct his Case without the assistance or interference of newspapers. Mrs. Botkins version of the Poison Story told by mrs. Rauhof differs widely from the tale the nurse told before the grand jury. She says her conversation with or. Stone when he called to attend her at Stockton related Only to Medicine containing toxin which he prescribed she was suffering from hysteria due to cold and an annoying trip on the Steamer and the physician prescribed Valerian and opium As a tonic and sedative. Mrs. Botkin says she informed the physician she had never taken opium in any form and we As afraid of the effects of the drug. She also asked him what the action of opium we Ould be on a person of her temperament. Or. Stone advised her to try Small doses of the prescription and if no evil effects followed to continue taking the Medicine. The preliminary examination of mrs. Botkin w hich is set for tuesday in police court no. 3, will be deferred indefinitely. The attorneys on both sides agree that All proceedings except on the main Issue before the governor would be trivial and useless and they have therefore agreed to fight it out once and for All on extradition. All the evidence chief Lees and Mcvey have gathered must necessarily be presented to the governor when extradition is asked for and the merits of the Case will then be developed. A the police have not secured any add to onal evidence against mrs. Botkin and the Case against her is not very Strong. Advertisements. Domestic department special offering of Fine White blankets we beg to inform our customers and the Public of the Purchase of 48 cases Fine White blankets very slightly in perfect at about one half the regular Mill Price and we will offer then for Sale at a correspondingly Low figure. The in perfection consists in a slight stain or discoloration and will not injure or affect the Wear of the Blanket in any particular. In connection with the above Sale of blankets we will also offer 500 pairs Fine Nottingham fishnet and Guipre curtains in White and Ecru at $2.00 and $2.50 per pair. These curtains Range 31 Yards and 4 Yards in length full Width and the very latest designs. Housekeepers will find the above the greatest bargains Ever offered in san Francisco in blankets and curtains. Iii. 113. 115. 117. 119. 121 Post Street. De Young not a candidate not in the race for United states senator. Declares that his Only ambition is to Aid in bringing about the Success of the party. M. H. De Young has defined his position As regards his supposed political aspirations. In an open letter addressed to the examiner he announces that he is not a candidate for United states senator and declares that he has no further interest in politics other than a laudable desire to Aid in bringing about the Success of the Republican party. The declaration will no doubt relieve the anxiety of Many people who have claimed to see in recent political events certain indications of a return of the ambition that has possessed or. De Young in years past. The letter which is self explanatory is As follows san Francisco. Cal., sept. 3. 1898. Managing editor san Francisco examiner dear sir in an article in the examiner this morning referring to local politics i note the following part of a sentence contained therein a de Youngs Active candidacy for the Etc. In this connection you have been imposed upon. I am not making any efforts in that line. I am not a candidate for United states senator. I have no political manager nor any political Bureau. I dispute the right of any one to inject my name into this Campaign. I have in past years been an aspirant for the United states senator shop but realizing that the questions to be settled for this government by the Republican part Are of More importance than the private ambitions of any individual i am anxious for the Success of the Republican stare ticket and shall Bend my energies exclusively to that result As i Hope every Republican we ill during the ensuing Campaign. Respectfully yours. A. H. De Young. After the Sutro Road. There is considerable speculation going on Over the Sutro electric Railroad which runs from Central Avenue and Sutter Street to the Cliff House. It is understood that the heirs of the Sutro estate will disposed of the Road As soon As the condition of the estate will permit of it. This fact is known to the managers of the Market Street Railroad company and to the people who run the Sutter Street line and both companies Are anxious to obtain control of the Sutro line. To the Sutter Street corporation whose line it connects with at Central Avenue the Sutro Road would be of vast importance As it would give it a through route to the Ocean. On the other hand the Market Street Combine has its roads on each Side of the Sutter Street company a lines in such a manner As to prevent its Extension in any direction hence the great desire of this company to get control of the Sutro line which not Only runs to the Park but to the Cliff House. The Market Street Combine leased the right from the California Street Cable company to operate the steam Dummy so called to the Cliff House. The franchise for these steam cars from Central Avenue to the Ocean and to the Park by was of sixth Avenue expires on the 27th inst. After this Date the company must either discontinue its service or equip the Road with Cable or electricity. Consequently the bidding for the Sutro line if it is put on the Market promises to be most spirited. Advertisements. Scarfs Quot Quot Ltd squares Good material he stitched printed with absolutely fast colors in a number of tasteful designs carnations violets chrysanthemums and persian effects suitable for Shams Bureau scarfs and Tea tables. 20x20 inches 45c 18x27 inches 60 24x24 inches 65 18x36 inches t5c 32x32 inches 85 18x54 inches 95 tapestries splendid reproductions of the famous Gobelin patterns. So exact Are they that you have to take our word for it that they Are not the real Gobelin weave. Useful for Wall hangings fire screens Cushion tops and chair coverings. 13x17 inches 40c 20x20 inches 40c 27x36 inches 95c. $1.00, si.10, $1.15, $1.55 i amp Mew. 125 to 131 Kearny St. At advertisements. S3ssi?8s??Isa is is is is is. Is is is is. Is is is is is. 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