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San Francisco call (Newspaper) - September 15, 1898, San Francisco, CaliforniaA Criari Price five Francisco thursday september 15, 1898 volume 107 Dunnings Happy Days a mrs. Dunning goes East the. Botkins be Fokje. Trouble began the fateful. Accident of meeting. The. Formal charge. leaves Home. A fussed the Box around and he took a Peppermint Little Mary e. Dunning took a chocolate Tablet and Leila Deane took a piece of some kind. Mrs. Dunning also took some and ate it. Very soon thereafter mrs. Ida h. Deane came out on the porch and mrs. Dunning handed the Box of Candy to her and she took some and ate it. Soon after that miss Josephine Bateman and miss Ethel Millington came to where they were sitting and mrs. Dunning passed the Box to them and they each took some of the Candy and ate it. We afterwards separated and at the usual hour the family retired. The next morning he awoke with the headache and when he got downstairs he Felt nausea in the stomach. After breakfast he saw the same Box of Candy lying on the top of the Secretary in the Back parlor with the wrapper. He very soon went to his room and Lay on. His bed most of the Day. And when he returned downstairs the Box and wrapper had been removed from off the Secretary and he has seen them Only once since when a Day or two after the death of his two aunts he saw them in the hands of his Grandfather. John b. Pennington. Harry c. Pennington. Subscribed and sworn to before me the Day and year aforesaid. Peter l. Cooper. Justice of the peace. Attestation of William t. Hudson. Prothonotary and wrapper again until after the death of her Mother. Mrs. Deane and her aunt. Mrs. Dunning when she saw her Grandfather. Or. John b. Pennington take it out of the Bureau drawer. Her Mother mrs. Deane died on August 11, and her aunt mrs. Dunning died on August 12. The Box and wrapper which i saw my Grandfather take was the same Box and wrapper which was handed to my aunt mrs. Dunning by Harry c. Pennington on the evening of August 9. 189s, and from which we took and ate the Candy. Leila Deane. State of Delaware Sussex county. Josephine Bateman deposes and says that she is now and has been a resident of the town of Dover Kent county for forty years that she was Well acquainted with mrs. Ida h. Deane and mrs. Mary a. Dunning during their lifetime that on August 9, 1s98, at about half past 6 of clock p. A. She called or stopped at the Home of the said Ida h. Deane anti Mary a. Dunning in the said town of Dover and found Mary a. Dunning sitting on a porch with a Box of chocolate covered Candy in her Lap and she said to her that some one had sent her a Box of Candy and that she did not know who it was. She mrs. Dunning then handed her the Box of Candy and that she the affiant took a piece and ate it that mrs. Dunning also handed her the note with the inscription. A with love for yourself and baby mrs. and asked her whether she thought it was or. C. Or mrs. C. That she also handed her the wrapper which came on the Box of Candy for her this affiant to determine where it was mailed that she showed her the handkerchief that when she was eating the Candy she threw from her Mouth on three occasions and before the Candy was entirely consumed a foreign substance which resembled crystals that mrs. Dunning asked her to take More that she declined to do so and that she very soon thereafter left the Home of mrs. Dunning. At about half past 8 p. She arrived at her Home and feeling something on her gum she removed it with her Finger and found that it also resembled crystals and that her Gums and lips afterwards became and were sore and irritated that about 10 of clock p. She Felt a headache and upon rising from her bed next morning she suffered with a severe pain in the stomach at about 8 o clock and was also troubled with bowels which continued All Day of the into of August until late in the Day she began to recover that her lips were sore for a week thereafter. Josephine Bateman. Now therefore pursuant to the provisions of the Constitution and Laws of the United states in such Case made and provided i do hereby request that the said Adelaide c. Botkin alias Ada Botkin alias Cordelia Botkin. Be delivered up to Bernard j. Mcvey who is duly authorized to receive and convey her to the state of Delaware there to be dealt with according to Law. By the governor Ebe w. Tunnell. Seal j. H. Hughes Secretary of state. State of Delaware Kent county. Be it remembered that on the 27th. Of August in the year of our lord 1898, personally appeared before me one of the justices of the peace of the state of Delaware in and for the said county of Kent. Thomas m. Gooden who being by me sworn in due form of Law deposes and says that he is postmaster in the town of Dover county and state aforesaid. And has been for four years last past that on the 9th Day of August a. D. 18h8, there came to said Post office at 6 of clock p. M., through the mall a package addressed to mrs. John p. Dunning Dover Delaware which package was placed in the Postof Floa Box of John b. Pennington esq., where mrs. Son and has no private interest in the arrest of the fugitive. The fugitive is now under criminal arrest in the state of California and City of san Francisco. This application is not made for the purpose of enforcing the collection of a debt or for any private purpose whatever and if the requisition applied for be granted the criminal proceedings shall not be used for any of said objects. The crime with which she is charged As having Here committed is murder of Ida j. Deane and our statutes fixing the punishment of the fair is chapter 127. Page 928. Revised code of the state of Delaware. A punishment death. The crime charged to have been committed in this state was on the 9th Day of August a. D. 1898. Robert c. White attorney general of Delaware. State of Delaware executive department. Ebe w. To. Nell. Governor of the state of Delaware to his excellency the governor of the state of California know you. That we have constituted and appointed. And by these presents do constitute and appoint Bernard j. Mcvey of Newcastle county in the state of Delaware our agent to serve the requisition for Adelaide c. Botkin where it i Walls i detain j her photo by Bushnell and Kytka. Where Tim and Money i state of Delaware Kent county. John b. Pennington deposes and save that he is a resident of the town of Dover county and state aforesaid and has been for 44 years. That his family formerly consisted of himself and wife. Joshua d. Deane and Ida h. Deane his wife and Leila Deane their daughter. And for two years last past mrs. John p. Dunning and her daughter. Mary e. Dunning and since june 30, 1s98, Harry c. Pennington his grandson. That on the evening of August 9. 1898, about 6 30 of clock As he was passing out the front door of his dwelling his two daughters mrs. Joshua d. Deane and mrs. John p. Dunning were sitting on the front porch with Leila Deane Harry c. Pennington and Little Mary e. Dunning with some others whom he did not particularly notice standing around. Mrs. Dunning had in her hand a Box of Candy open and said to him. A ooh. Papa see what a present i have got and i done to know who it came from a at the same time asking him to take a piece of the Candy which for some cause he does not now remember he declined. He passed Over to the county building and did not return until about 9 of clock and saw nor heard no More in reference to the Candy up to that time. The family All retired and some time Between 12 and 2 of clock in the night he heard his daughter mrs. Joshua d. Deane in the hallway near his bedroom a retching and vomiting and her husband. Joshua d. Deane talking to her. He went to sleep and heard no More until next morning. He arose about 7 of clock and Learned from his wife that mrs. John p. Dunning had also been a retching and vomiting the latter part of the night. He then visited his daughters rooms and found both of them very sick. In the meantime or. Deane had called in the family physician. Or. Bishop. The physician remained in attendance upon both of them almost continually but they continued to grow worse and at about 5 o clock in the afternoon of the 11th of August mrs. Deane died and on the evening of the 12th of August mrs. Dunning also died. Some time in the morning of the 12th of August he inquired of mrs. Dunning where the Box of Candy and the wrapper which she had received from Harry were and from information obtained from her he went to the secretant in the Back parlor and took the Box and wrapper from off the Secretary. Upon seeing the address on wrapper he thought he recognized it As being similar to the address on a letter addressed to mrs. John p. Dunning. Dover Delaware and postmarked san Francisco which he had in his office and which he had taken from his private Box in the Post office about one year ago. And which he had not delivered to mrs. Dunning because of her special request she having received Anonymous letters addressed to her and postmarked san Francisco which she had shown and read to him. And requested that if others came that he should not deliver them to her but do with them As he thought Best hence it was that he had this letter in his office. The address on the wrapper around the Box of Candy made such an impression on his mind of its similarity to the address on the letter in his office that he folded up the wrapper and went with it immediately to his office and compared it with the address on the letter. He was satisfied that both addresses were written by the same person. He took the wrapper Back to his House and wrapped it around the Box containing the Candy and locked it in the Bureau drawer from which place they were not taken except a permit or. Bishop to take therefrom a few pieces to take to the state chemist. Or. Wolf at Newark. Delaware for analysis Ana again while the jury of inquisition was considering the Case the Coroner and Walter Morris one of the jurors of inquest received from him the Box and contents and wrapper which they returned in about one hour thereafter when he lacked them up again in the Bureau drawer where they remained until he took them out on the 22d Day of August and handed them to Bernard j. Mcvey. State detective. John b. Pennington. State of Delaware. Kent county. Lemuel a. H. Bishop deposes and says that he is a practising physician 45 years of age and has practice Medicine in the town of Dover and state of Delaware for 22 years past that on the morning of the 10th of August last about 8 of clock he was called by Joshua d. Deane to see his wife Ida h. Deane and her daughter. Leila Deane. Mrs. John p. Dunning and Harry Pennington All of them residing in the same House when he arrived he found the aforesaid parties All 111 he Learned that mrs. Deane had been ill All night vomiting and purging and with slight pains though not severe ones in the stomach Leila Deane and Harry c. Pennington were not Tak a ill till the Early morning he was informed by mrs. Dunning and mrs. Deane that they had eaten Corn fritters and fish for their supper the previous evening which made them sick he treated them for cholera Moribus for several hours using the usual remedies for cholera Moribus but they did not yield to the treatment just before noon of the some Day he was informed that they had All eaten Candy from a Box which was received by mrs. Dunning the previous evening he also Learned by inquiry that All those who ate of the Candy arrival i at the ferry the request for extradition under arrest Ano the a Wayside resort Poison on its Way. Address on Anonymous letter mrs. Botkins known handwriting John p. Dunning s mail was usually placed. State of Delaware. Kent county. Thomas m. Gooden. Leila Deane deposes and says that she is subscribed and sworn to before me the Day 14 years old and lives with her father Joshua and year aforesaid. J. Deane and her Grandfather. John b. Pen Peter l. Cooper Nln ton in Dover Del. That on the evening Justice of the peace. Of August 9, 1898, her aunt mrs. John p. Dunning her Little Cousin Mary e. Dunning and she were sitting and standing on the porch of their residence when Harry c. Pennington returned from the Post office and handed to my aunt. Mrs. John p. Dunning a package. Her aunt opened the package and it contained chocolate Candy of different flavors forms a lady a handkerchief and a piece of paper with the inscription. A with love to yourself and baby. Mrs. they endeavoured to ascertain whence it came and upon the wrapper she saw the address mrs. John p. Dunning. Dover. Del., and they endeavoured to read the postmark where it was mailed but they could not make it out to their satisfaction. Her aunt. Mrs. Dunning afterwards passed the Candy around and they All took some and ate it and also her Mother mrs. Ida h. Deane who in the meantime had joined them took and ate some. She then left her Home and spent the evening out and returned Home about 9 30 of clock the same evening. About 10 30 of clock she retired and awoke next morning quite sick with a headache and sick stomach and she was compelled to keep her bed for two Days. She did not see the Box of Candy alias Ada Botkin alias Cordelia Botkin who stands charged with the crime of murder of Elizabeth Dunning committed in the county of Kent in said state and who it is represented has fled from the Justice of this state and taken Refuge in the state of California and the said Bernard j. Mcvey is hereby authorized and empowered to receive and convey such fugitive to the state of Delaware there to be dealt with according to Law. And we do hereby request that Protection Aid and assistance May be Given and granted to the said Bernard j. Mcvey in the discharge of his duty in this behalf. Ebe w. Tunnell governor. J. H. Hughes Secretary of state. State of Delaware executive department. Ebe w. Tunnell. Governor of the state of Delaware to his excellency the governor of the state of California. Whereas it appears by the annexed affidavits warrants and certificate duly authenticated in accordance with the Lawn of this state that Adelaide c. Botkin alias Ada Botkin alias Cordelia Botkin stands charge d with the crime of murder of Elizabeth Dunning. Committed in the county of Kent in this state and it having been represented to me that she has fled from the Justice of tills state and has taken Refuge within the state of California. State of Delaware Kent county. Harry c. Pennington deposes and says that he is 15 years old and is the grandson of John b. Pennington who is now a resident of Dover. Del., and is temporarily residing with his family in the said town of Dover and has been since june 30, 1s9s and that on the evening of August 9, 1898, he went to the Post office in the town of Dover for the family Small and took from the Post office Box of John b. Pennington a package addressed to mrs. John p. Dunning Dover Del. He returned to the Home and honed the package to his aunt mrs. John p. Dunning to whom it was addressed. And whom he found sitting on the front porch of the family residence together with Leila Deane and mrs. Dunning a Little daughter Mary e. Dunning. Mrs. Dunning opened the package in his presence and it contained chocolate candles of different shapes and flavors a lady a handkerchief and a note containing the following inscription a with love to yourself and baby. Mrs. As soon As the package was opened by mrs. Dunning she Dunning seeks new Fields. Then the handkerchief to the. Seat of war1 myst a Ulp owl drug co Sonto Blehi a hat
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