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READ MRS. ROBERT M. LA FOLLETTE'S THREE
ARTICLES ON "THE GIRL IN THE HOME"
On another page of The Day Book today we are printing the
first of a series of three articles by Mrs. Robert M. LaFollette, on
the training of daughters.
They are plain pointers that will prod the maternal responsi
bility of every woman who reads them.
They will emphasize the fact that sincerity and common sense
are the great birth rights of which no child should be robbed.
Every mother will be able to illustrate their truths from her
Read the first story today. ,
"BEAUTY" BEACH ON THE
STAND IN OWN TRIAL
Aiken, S. C, Feb. 6. Freder
ick O. ("Beauty") Beach, million
aire and society favorite, took the
stand today at his own trial for
murderous assault upon his wife.
Beach said he was 57, and that
he regarded Aiken as his home.
He said that he, Mrs. Beach
and Marion Hollins were alone at
home on the night of Feb. 26,
1912, and that Miss Hollins went
to bed about 9 o'clock.
Soon after, while he and his
wife were in the sitting room, he
said, they heard first one scream
and then another, but paid no at
tention. A few minutes later, Mrs.
Beach went to put her dogs out of
the house. She closed the door
behind her, Beach said, and a
minute later he heard her scream.
Beach said he went to the door
and saw Mrs. Beach standing at
a corner of the porch. A dark
figure ran past him. He ran to
"What has happened?" Beach
says he cried.
"My wife answered; '.Oh, he's
done something dreadful to me.' "
The defense introduced the
clothes Beach wore that night as
evidence. The coat was stained
with blood. There was no blood
on the waistcoat.
Then the knife, which has fig
ured so prominently in the prose
cution's theory, was brought in.
Attorney Byrnes handed it to
Beach and asked him if he could
"That's my knife," Beach said.
"But it is not now as it was when
I gave it to Detective Baughrt."
"Because it then had two
Beach could not remember tell
ing Policeman Holley that Mrs.
Beach's earrings were worth be
tween $4,000 or $5,000. He said
he was sure the man who attack
ed Mrs. Beach was a negro.
Mrs. Frederick O. Beach took
the stand for the defense shortly
after 1 o'clock.
Dr. J. T. Grant, Evanston, and
Dr. R. Wagner, 519 W. North
av., slightly hurt by auto at Clark
and Madison sts,