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He went and he got him a job
A job which is keeping him going
Too busy to think of his ills ;
And as to his health it is glow
ing, He's paying no hospital bills.
TRIAL OF 'BEAUTY BEACH
Aiken, S. C, Feb. 3. The trial
of Frederick O. Beach, "Beauty"
Beach, the society butterfly, for
the attempted murder of his
young and beautiful wife, opens
And the prosecution still is
without the most important ma
terial evidence it wishes to pre
sent. That evidence is the large
blade of Beach's penknife, the
knife that used to hang at the end
o fa chain from his vest pocket.
Detectives for the prosecution
have raked the Turner cottage,
where the assault occurred, and
its grounds for that penknife
They say that when found the
blade- will be seen to be stained
with blood, the blood of Mrs.
The rest of the knife the prose
cution already has. "Beauty"
Beach himself surrendered it to
Mayor Giles afer his arrest last
The knife is stained with blood.
But Beach's attorneys have a
very pretty theory to account for
They say that Beach found his
wife wounded in the garden ; that
he picked her up nad carried her
into the house, and that the blood
from her slit throat dripped over
his vest and the knife.
This might explain the blood
on the knife. But it would not ex
plain bloodstains on the missing
The attack upon Mrs. Beach
occurred oiv the night of Febru
ary 28, 1912, in her own front
garden. The diamond earrings
Were torn from her ears and her
throat slit almost from ear to ear.
Mrs. Beach declared that an
unknown man had attacked her.
Beach professed to be overcome
with grief, and told how he had
heard his wife scream and found
her wounded in the garden.
Then ame Detective Baughn
and told another story. Baughn
declared that Mrs. Beach and her
colored maid had gone out that
night; that Beach had assaulted
the maid because she would not
tell him where his wife was, and
had then lain in wait for his wife.
Also Baughn swore out an in
formation charging "Beauty"
Beach with the attempted murder
of his wife, and the Beaches left
Mrs. Beach is the daughter of
Courtlandt Moss of Philadelphia.
Her first husband was Charles D.
Havener, son of the sugar trust
magnate. She found him dead,
with a bullet through his head,
May 10, 1908.
A coroner's jury of million
aires, with August Belmont as
foreman, brought in a verdict
saying Havener had come to his
end by "accidental death."
Whicrf bird can lift the heaviest
weights? The crane.