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AS FAMILY SAYS FAREWELL TO HENRY BEATTIE,
BEULAH BINFORD MAKES HER LAST STATEMENT
nothing in the world I can .do to'
"The Jury Found Him -Guilty,
and Justice Must Be Done"
"I Am Innocent," Cries Beattie,
and Kneels in. Prayer by Side of
Father, Sister and Brother.
. New York, Nov. 23. "If jus
tice is being done, it is all right.
"I am sorry for Henry Beattie;
1 am sorry I have beep drawn in
to this thing. But justice must
, "When he djes in the electric
chair ( tomorrow my connection
with the case shall die, too, and I
am going to try to be "born again
into a new life."
While the father, sister and
brother of Henry Clay Beattie,
jr., were looking upon his living
face for the last time today, Beu
lah Binford, the pretty little wan
ton, for love of whom Beattie
must die tomorrow, was giving
jier last interview to the press.
And that was the way she be
gan. . Beulah is living with the family
jof Isadore Bernstein. She is un
der an assumed name. She says
that after tomorrow, she is going
to "disappear," to lose herself in
"I am going to leave toown at
noon today. I shall remain away
until tomorrow night. I want to
'be where no one can find me on
the day Henry Beattie dies.
"I have not the heart to go to
work, and they have agreed to let
me off for the day. r I am sorry
Henry has to die but there is
"And so when he dies tomor
row I am going to try to forget
my connection with the case
There is no use spoiling my, life
because of this."
The girl was asked point blank
if she thought Beattie guilty. -.
"I can only say now what I said
the day they told me he had been
found guilty. That was: ,l
"If the jury thought the evi
dence enough to convict him, he'
must have done it.
"How canI know? I .don't
know anything at all about the
murder. I haven't heard from1
Henry, or communicated with
him, since before his wife-was
"I didn't attend the trial, f
only know of the case what I
read. The jury knew more than
I did, and the jury found" him
"Qf course, it is hard to imag
ine that any person you ever
knew done such a thing, but the
jury found him guilty. ",
"I hate to believe Henry guilty.
But the jury found him guilty,
and justice must be done.
"For God's sake let me alone.
I don't know anything 'about the
case. Do not drag me down.
"Beulah Binford is dead.
"I have a good home, and a
good position here, and all I ask
is to be let alone and given a
chance to save myself.
"I was a victim in the Beattie
case. They picked me out" of a
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