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MAY 29, 1800. BEATEN BY HER MASTER. \ j i ' a a 1 of 1 '.' in to POOR SUEN YEE WAS A S,LAVE FOR TWENTY-TWO MONTHS. Tauarbt to Believe the.* All Americans Are Murderers, and Never Permitted to Leave Her Boom — Greatly Frip-litenert When Taken to Court—Slio Loves Lee Fongf. Puen Yee, the pretty Chinese girl rescued from Lee KM'ft den at No. 11 Mott street, attain told the sto.-y of her cruel and out- raEeoun treatment in the Tombs I'olice Court yesterday. Lee Khi, charged with her abduction, contented himself with a Koncrnl denial and intimations of blackmnil and anlcuil for a continuance. Tho hoarinc \\rai set for next Monday at 2 r. M. aud Leo was returned to his cell. SUEN YEE. The court-room was half filled with. Clwia- men and most of them appeared to sympathize with the prisoner, but all took a deep interest in the girl, with whom a number appeared to bo acquainted, Abe Hummel and Col. William C. Beechor appeared for the prosecution nnd E. D. Price for the defendant. Amons the other people present wero J. Stuart Hopper, who was born and educated in China, where his father was a missionary; Joseph M. Singleton, a Chinaman with an American name, who represents the Six Companies; Guy Mnirto, of the Chinese Guild; Huie Kin, of the Presby. terinn Mission, and Wong Chin Foo. The girl was brought down from the House of Detention by Officer O'Connor, and when taken into the private examination room became terribly alarmed at sight of so many Americans, whom sho had been taught to believe woro oil murderers. Sho was ushered into a private room with her counsel and a few countrymou, but did not recover from hor fright. She trembled violently and looked around nervously, as though seeking a means of flight. All efforts to Qniot her proved unavailinc, and her terror became painful to those present. One after another of her countrymen tried in vain to reaenurc her, but without success. " Send for Lee Fong," sucrcested Woug Chin Foo, and the terror-stricken girl repeated the name "Leo Foils" and a brighter light came into her eyes. Leo Fong was brought., in aud the girl clung to him aud chattered wildly in her native tongue. Ho reassured her in time. Meanwhile it became known that Lee Foug was the man the girl is in love with. Ho told her the proceedings wero nil right and that the American men were not murderers' as bad Lee Khi had said, but her friends, and finally she became quiec. Than through Mr. Hopper she told hor story and Abe Hummel drew up a new complaint to take the placo of the one made Tuesday. In the new complaint the girl gives her name as Yuen Moi, which she says is hei real name, Suon Yee being assumed. Sho charges that. Lee Khi did "take and detain " her at No. 11 Mott street with intenl to compel her to lead an immoral life. Sho feaid she had been detained there for twenty- two months against her will, aud continues '' that defendant was never permitted to leave the said premises and that guard was constantly kept over her by Lee Khi.' When she dia not do as Lee Khi wished her he would beat hor with his fist aud on oue occasion struck her with a sluns-shot. After the complaint waa prepared the girl was taken before Justice McMahon, who has relieved Justice Gorman on the bench, and swore to it. She signed her name in Chinese. The interpreters Haid her handwriting indicated that she had been well educated! Vuen Moi was taken back to the private room aud stood up beside Abe Huinme! while a WOBI.U artist sketched her. It was noticed that the girl nnd her counsel wero of tho same height, and t)ho bestowed nmuy warm aniilos upon him. She is really pretty and was elegantly dressed. Her wealth o] black hair was coiled American fashion. Iu her ears wore largu silver loops supporting jade stones set in gold. Hor onter robe, reaching to the knoes, was of lavendei trimmed with black, and under it she woro an elaborate green satin robe reaching, to tho ankles. Her daintj Chinese shoes woro trimmed with green, E ink and white. Who carried a white sill, andkerchief, but worn no hat. Tho girl took an interest in the artist's work, and as hor timidity wore oil 1 she smiled frequnntl} aud chatted with her attorney and others, bhs speaks English fairly well and when the picture was finished sho shook hands with the artist and tevoral others, bowed gracefullj to all present, and, waving a parting Ealute with her mite of a hand, said, "Goo* by.' Sho waa returned tn the House of Detention, but later a lady connected with tho Presbyterian Mission stave bond for her appear- aocd and agreed lo care for her, and she was released. Lawyer Price, who asked for the continuance of Leo Khi's case, didn't ask for a reduction of bail. . "Why, we can give bail for a million dollars, and if that is not enough Brothel Hummel will help us out,"hesaid, and he drew a large roll of bank bills from his pocket, it was reported that tho Lee fainil} had subscribed ijl.uoo to bensed in Khi's defense, it was also reported that Loo I?ong had agreed to marry the girl, and that tho proposition was received with enthusiasm by her., of to

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