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Lias Near Celucbia
WAS WORK OF AM EXPERT
The Robber Was a White Man, and
It Is Impossible to Estimate the
Amount He Took, But He Made
Away With a Valuable Register
Tho State says a masked white
< man robbed the mail coach on At
lantic Coast Line train No. 55 Frl
>day about 11:25 o'clock between the
block office at Royster, just south of
Columbia and Lower street, the
southern boundary of the city. The
robber held H. L. Meredith, the mail
clerk, and his negro helper, B. S.
Dreher, at the point of a pistol and
took possession of the registered
mail. Then he pulled on the emer
gency brake and leaped off the train
2ust before it reached the crossing
aif the corner of Whaley and Sumter
It is impossible to state the value
of the registered packages gotten by
the robber, but it is believed that
they are worth thousands of dollars.
For boldness and daring, the rob
bery of Atlantic Coast Line train No.
55 within a mile of the State house
equals anything in the annals of
When train No. 55, due In Colum
bia from Wilmington, N. C, at 11:10
p. m. reached the block office at Roy
ster it was running 11 minutes late.
Mr. Meredith, the mail clerk, had
just finished putting the registered
mail packages in a pouch in readiness
to carry them to the mail transfer
office at the union station. J. D.
Minnis, the conductor of train No.
55, got o? to register at the block
office and then signaled his train
Soon after the train began to move,
& masked man threw open the front
door of the mail car, the second from
the engine, stuck a pistol in the mail
clerk's face and demanded the reg
isters. "Give them to me," he said,
"and be quick about it or your head
will have a hole through it!"
After he got possession of the
pouch-containing the registered mail,
he sorted over the packages taking
the most valuable ones and leaving
a few which contained only merchan
dise, all the while backing toward the
door by which he had entered.
While he was preparing to make
his exit, Dreher, the negro assistant
3to the mail clerk, moved and the
robber shifted his gun on him, and
demanded that he hold up his hands.
Then the robber seized the cord gov
erning the emergency brake and
pulled it. In leas than a minute the
train, which was moving slowly, came
to a stop just at -me corner of Whaley
and Sumter streets. As soon as it
began to slacken speed the masked
man jumped back, slammed the door
and made off.
Conductor Minnis was in the third
car from the engine when Mr. Mere
dith rushed in and told him that a
masked man had held up the train
and taken the registered mail.
The train pulled on into the union
station, where the robbery was com
municated to tho police by telephone.
They in turn telephoned to the peni
tentiary for bloodhounds, and in less
than half an hour after the affair the
dogs were on the spot where the rob
ber Is supposed to have leaped off the
train. They failed to strike a trail.
H. L. Meredith of Wilmington, the
mail clerk, is positive that the mask
ed robber who held him up Is a white
man. He noticed his hands and his
nose and eyes, which were not cover
ed by the mask.
The coolness and deliberation, dis
played by the robber suggests that he
is an old hand at his trade. His
knowledge of the registered mall and
the emergency brake also go to prove
that he was no amateur.
He is described by these who saw
him as a man of medium height. I
rather frail, with dark hair and prob
ably dark eyes.
Conductor Minnis is positive that
rot more than five minutes elapsed
after he signaled l.is train ahead at
Royster before Mr. Meredith came
to him in the third coach and told
him that he had been held up. Con
ductor Minnis and Mr .Meredith bath
stopped in Columoia.
GERMS IN HIDES KILL A MAX.
Morocco Worker Believed to Have
Been Anthrax Victim.
To anthrax germs, carried to Wil
mington. Del., from some foreign
country in the hide of a goat, is at
tribute! the d^ath of John Hurley,
aged 4 9 years. Hurley worked in
tho storehouse of F. Blumenthal &
Co., morocco manufacturers, and it
is believed the germs entered his
body by way of a small cut he had on
one hand. He handled hundreds of
hides every day and on two previous
occasions he suffered from slight at
tacks of blood poisoning. He worked
up to quitting time and went home.
Then he complained of being unwell
and went to bod. Next day he was
much worse and a physician diag
nosed the case as anthrax, but could
not save, the man, who died in terri
FINDS THO GUILTY
v i" ONE IN THE KAN
SAS VABiUNG CASE.
The Judge Sentences Four Confessed
Assailants of the Young School
Teacher to Jail;
At Lincoln Centre, Kansas, two of
the three men Charged with complic
ity inv'Sthe tarring of .Miss Mary
Chamberlain, a school teacher, John
Schmidt and Sherrlil Clark Friday
were found guilty. of assault and
battery by a jury in Judge Grovor's
court, while A. N. Simms, the third
defendant, was acquitted. The jury
was out nearly 30 hours.
Earlier in the day the court im
posed sentences as on? year each in
jail, the extreme penalty, on Everett
G. Clark, Jay Fitzwater, Watson
Scranton and Edward Ricord, con
fessed assailants of Miss Chamber
lain. The four confessed before the
present trial began. The court ruled
that the men must pay the cost of the
Ricord already was in jail, having
been surrendered by hi3 bondsmen
77 days ago. Both the convicted and
the confessed assailants took their
cases calmly. The four who con
fessed expressed themselves as glad
that the long period of waiting was
None of the men who confessed
offered any reason why he should
not be sentenced. The court made
no comment on the crime. The aged
father of Jay Fitzwater, a preacher,
widely known in this part of Kansas,
saw his son arraigned. He is greatly
downcast over the boy's sentence, but
has no harsh feelings against the
officer? for enforcing the law.
"It was a shocking crime," he said.
"I so expressed myself before I knew
my son was implicated." The most
surprising feature of the verdict to
those who have followed the case
closely was the conviction of
Schmidt. He is a quiet little farmer,
against whom, it was thought by all,
the State made a weak case.
Mrs. Simms, who has been a con
stant court attendant remained with
the two convicted men until after
court adjourned. Her husband,
highly elated over his acquittal,
smiled broadly and congratulated
Mary Chamberlain was not pres
ent. It was said she, too, thought
a verdict impossible and^Ieft town
for Beverly. Ricord is the barber
who decoyed the girl to the place
when she was tarred. Simms was
acquitted, according to one of the
jurors, by reason of the slight evi
dence against him.
TERRIBLE BOILER EXPLOSION.
Thirty-three Men Killed and Seventy
Thirty-three workers are known to
have been killed and upward of 100
injured by a boiler explosion which
occurred Friday at the oil cake mills
of J. Bibby & Sons, at Liverpool,
The force of the explosion was so
terrific that the roof of the great mill
was blown off while the walls split
and crumbled. An outburst of flame
followed on the instant.
Nearly 400 workers were engaged
in the building at the time. The
bodies of those in or near the boiler
room were horribly mangled, some of
them being thrown into the streetB
together with bricks and debris.
Men could be seen at the windows
with fire raging behind them, franti
cally appealing for rescue. Fire lad
ders were , quickly at the scene and
many of tho men were saved. The
scorched clothing and burned hair of
those brought down told of the ter
rible.ordeal through which they had
Many of those who were taken to
the hospital are suffering from shock
ing injuries. Some of them Lave lost
legs or arms and others are fearfully
KIDNAPPED, GAINS FREEDOM.
Claims Was Held For Seven Tears in
A boy, giving his name as Lee Car
penter and claiming to have been
ikidnapped seven years ago, and to
have been kept imprisoned in a wall
ed yard until Thursday, arrived at
Barboursvllle, Ky., Monday. He was
unable to give the name of tho man
who had kidnapped him, or the name|
of the place where he lived, but said
it was a large town in Virginia. The
hoys says he was on his way to school
from his home, two miles from La|
Follotte, Tenn., wnen he was grabbed!
bv a large man, who forced him toi
accompany him to Corbin, Ky., and j
from there into Virginia. At the time
he was taken away his mother, Mrs.!
Martha Carpenter, was living. He
lias never heard from her since.
Shipwrecked Sailors Saved.
Six shipwrecked sailors of the
schooner James W. Maxwell, Jr.,
bound from Brunswick, Ga., to New
York reached port Friday on the Mor
gan liner El Rio. They were picked
up off Cape Charles Wednesday after
spending seventeen hours in a small
Japanese Destroyer Founders.
The Japanese destroyer Harusame
foundered off Shima province in a
storm Friday and 45 of the crew of
Stamina! R publicans C emitted Great
Fraeds id Nts? M
BUT IT WONT PAY THEM
The Democrats and Progressive
Republicans Elected the State Of
ficers, the Members of the Supreme
Court and Divide Up the United
States Senators Between Them.
Despite the fact the regular or
standpat Republican organization has
carried a majority of members of the
New Mexico legislature chosen two
weeks ago Thursday, indications are
that one Democrat and one Repub
lican progressive will be elected sen
ators. "Bull" Andrews stands to lose
the seat for whirh he has so long
struggled, and Solomon Luna, Re
publican boss and national commit-/
teeinan, has more prospect of an un
glorious retirement from politics
than he has of being senator.
This is the story which comes from
the new Southwestern state, says a
dispatch from Washington. It was
brought by John Baron Berg, a form
er Washingtonian, who has lived for
three years in New Mexico, and has
just been elected as a progressive
Republican to the state senate. Berg
has; been a scrapper ever since he
weat. into the Territory, and was one
of the group of progressives that
bolted the machine convention at
La;i Vergras last summer.
The remarkable result in New
Mexico is of liie greatest national in
terest at this time, because it may
determine the political complexion
of the United States senate after
March 4th, 1912. The regular Re
publicans always counted on two sen
ators from New Mexico. They con
ceded that tho Democrats would get
two from Arizona, so in all calcula
tions the twin Southwest states were
set down as a stand-off.
But the result of the New Mexico
election was a revolution, directed
against the reactionary Andrews
Luns-Fall Catron machine. The pro
gressive Republicans joined with
the * Democrats in supporting the
Democrat state -ticket, and elected
nearly all of It. The biggest fight
was to control the supreme court,
and two Democrats and one progres
sive Republican have been elected.
It is composed of three members.
The old corrupt New Mexico gang
wanted to be sure of the court be
cause it would be their final safe
guard. Losing it, they have lost the
one. assurance of protection in carry
ing out their plans for dimination of
"The legislature would have gone
Democratic-Progressive by at least
two to one," said Mr. Berg, "but for
tho fearful gerrymander which, saved
the machine. On everything that
gave opportunity for a state-wide
vote, the machine was defeated.
They held back the returns, doctored
thorn as much as they dared, and
then couldn't beat us.
"No less than 161 precinct were
held back for ten days after the elec
tion and then the returns from them
were all found to be .overwhelmingly
in favor of the machine candidates.
By this sort of thing they saved nom
inal consent of the legislature, but
they couldn't save the state ticket.
McDonald, Democrat, is elected gov
ernor by about 4,000 in spite of all
"While the machlno was holding
bs.ck and plugging the returns, tho
Democrats and Progressives organiz
ed a legal committee, raised $10,000,
and are now on the trail of the elec
Mr. Berg's explanation of the sen
atorial situation is most Interesting.
The Democrats and progressive Re
publicans together come within three
or four of a majority in the legisla
ture. This of course cannot control.
But it turns out that a number of the
men whom the machine Republicans!
nominated and elected were in sym
pathy with the revolt, and are deter
mined to join it. As a result, the!
coalescence is assured. Mr. Berg says,
a comfortable majority to organize
the legislature and to carry out the
original program and elect one Dem
ocrat and one progressive Republi
can to the United States senate.
"New Mexico is a progressive com
munity, as the country soon will dis
cover," declared Mr. Berg. "The re-1
suit was a rebuke to the gang's nieth-i
ods at the Las Vegas convention. Thoj
real people simply had no chance
there at all; the gang rode over them
In a manner that made all the decent
opinion of the state rise up in the
protest that brought about the result j
?c have seen. Now watch New Mex
ico; there is going to be a. carnival of'
machine-busting and boss-punishing|
when the election frauds get to the
Mceted Out Swift Justice.
At Raleigh, N. C, Ross French, a
Cherokee Indian, paid the death pen
alty Friday in the electric chair for
the murder of Miss Ethel Shuler near
Bird Town, last September. After
the girls body was found, Ross con
fessed he had attempted to criminally
assault tho girl, and that he was
struck on the head with a stone, after
which he drew his knife and cut her
JRG, S. C, TUESDAY, NOVE
story of m mm
FOR WHICH YOUNG H. C. BEAT
TIE WAS PUT TO DEATH.
Murdered His Young Wife While
Riding With Her in an Automo"
bile Near Richmond.
The crime for which Henry Clay
Beattie, Jr., was legally put tc death
at Richmond on last Friday morn
ing was one of the most sensatir.nal
in the criminal history of Virginia.
Interest in the murder was country
wide owing to its unusual features
and the ewlft movement of justice.
On the night of July 18, last, Beat
tie drove his automobile into Rich
mond, carrying with him the body of
his wife which had a gaping shotgun
wound in the head. He declared that
a tall, bearded man had accosted him|
on the Midlothian turnpike, five miles
from Richmond and when he had re
quested the man to make room for
him in the road the stranger without
warning had fired the shot which
killed Mrs. Beattie. He.'added that
die had grappled with the man but
v/a3 overpowered and that the mur
derer had fled, leaving the gun .be
hind. This story of the crime was
maintained by Beattie to the end.
For a brief time Beattie's story
was given some degree of credence,
but within a day or two suspicion
began to point to him and he was
kept under tho closest surveillance.
Bloodhounds, taken to the scene of
the crime, refused to leave the place,
circling around the bloodspot on the
Beattie, It eventually transpired,
had thrown the shotgun into the ton
neau of his automobile after the
shooting but in passing over some
railroad tracks not far from tho
scene it had been jolted out and was
picked up later by a negress. This
gun, which Beattie alleged had be
longed to the mysterious highway
man, proved the means of sending
the young man to the electric chair.
At the coroner's inquest the weap
on was identified by Paul Beattie, a
second cou?in of young Henry, as
the weapon he had purchased for
Henry with money furnished by the
latter. Beattie was arrested immed
iately after the inquest. This was
on July 21, and on August 19, one
month and a day after the day of
the murder, the trial was begun be
fore Judge Walter A. Watson, in the
picturesque little Chesterfield coun
ty court house, 16 miles from Rich
Tho jury was made up almost en
tirely of farmers, and on this fact
Beattie based his claim that he had
been convicted, not for the murder of
his wife, but because of his relations
with Beulah Binford, a notorious
young woman. He insisted to the
last that a jury composed of city
men would have freed him. Beattie
was defended by H. M. Smith, Jr.,
and Hill Carter. The prosecution
was conducted by L. 0. Wendenburg
and L. M. Gregory.
The trial moved swiftly, though
many witnesses testified, and on Sep
tember 8, after 58 minutes of con
sideration and prayer, the jury, in
choruB instead of through its fore
man, declared Beattie to be guilty of
the murder of his wife. Motion for
a new trial was denied and Novem
ber 2 set as the day for tho execution.
On November 1 ?, the Virginia su
preme court of appeals refused to
grant an appeal or a writ of error,
and two days later Governor Mann,
who had been appealed to for com
mutation or reprieve, issued a state
ment declaring that the interents of
the people of Virginia demanded that
TCenttie should die in the electric
SWEARS BY PROPHET'S BREAD.
Bible Means Nothing to Turkish Wit
ness In New York.
The criminal courts building w.is
searched in vain for a copy of the
Koran, a demand for which arose
when Mokamed AH, a Turk, refused!
to bo sworn on the Bible to testify j
in a grand larceny case, says a New j
"To be sworn on the Biblo means!
nothing to me." declared the witnes3,1
and court attendants searched high
and low for a copy of tho volume sa-j
cred to the Turk. When the book;
of Mohammed could nnt bo found.
Ali was allowed to take oath after j
the fashion of those of his creed, i
Holding up ilio index finger of hlsi
right hand, he said:
"I swear by the great Allah and
by the beard of hia only phophet,j
Mohammed, to toll tho truth, tho
whole truth and nothing but the
truth. In failing, may I be swept!
off the face of the earth."
Ali was then permitted to give
testimony favorable to the character
of Avavea Goorkian, the defendant
in tho case.
Another Convic: Pnrdoiiecl.
Hen Giggs, who was onvitced in :
Anderson County in January of this
year, on tho charge ?"<' house-burn
ing and sentenced to ten years on the
public works of that County, nasi
been paroled by the governor pend
ing good behavior. This makes 262]
cases of executive clemency.
Another Marine Horror.
Tho Austrian steamer Romania
was wrecked Friday near Rovogno.
It is reported that 60 persons were
MBER 28, 1911.
TAFT DEAD DUCK
He Is D?mtd to Defeat Should He Be
Ren9miaated far President.
SAID TO BE V?RY WEAK
What An Observing Correspondent of
The Saturday Evening Post, Who
Has Travelled All Over the Pacific
Slope and the West, Says About
The national political pot is be
ginning to boil in dead earnest, and
the chances of the different men
being mentioned for President are
being canvassed on all sides. In a
recent issue of the Saturday Evening
Post, Samuel G. Blythe writes inter
estingly of the chances of both par
ties in 1912. The writer has trav
eled more miles than President Tart
in order to secure first hand data
for hia conclusions and has visited
every State in the Union save three
o four that he calls pocket bor
oughs, and which will not afTect the
result. In summing up the general
situation Mr. Blythe says:
"William Howard Taft will be re
nominated for President next June
if he continues in his present atti
tude and demands rcnomlnation.
William Howard Taft will not be re
elected President next November un
less the Democratic party is guilty
of the incredible political stupidity
of nominating for President some
man for whom the hundreds of thou
sands of dissatisfied Republicans will
not vote. If the Democratic party
is thus stupid and nominates for
President some man who stands, In
the public mind, for about the same
things Taft stands for, or some man
who, from his own record and per
sonality, does not meet the require
ments of the newer elements in both
Republican and Democratic parties,
there will be a strong movement?
which may or may not be successful
?for a third-party ticket that shall
be made up of men who will com
mand the support of the Progressives
in both parties."
The point that is stressed by Mr.
Blythe throughout his careful and
well-balanced summing up of the sit
uation Is tho changed conditions that
confront both political parties and
the political future of this country.
There are two wings to the Republi
can party?there are two wings to
tho Democratic party. The sole
chance of success of the Democratic
party lies In getting enough Republi
can dissatisfied votes in the insurgent
i..nd Republican States to win. This
\a tho boIo problem of the Democratic
party If It wishes to win the next
national election. Mr. Bly:he de
"There are hundreds of thousands
of Republicans in the United States
who will not vote to make Mr. Taft
President again. These men do not
want a Democratic President. They
?re anxious to have the Republican
party remain in power; but?and
bore is the point?they prefer to
have a Democratic President than to
have Mr. Taft President again! If
Mr. Taft is renominated, as he prob
ably will be, they hope the Demo
crats will be wlso enough to give
them a candidate for whom they can
vote with the knowledge that he will
be a real progressive President. Nor
are they making too many specifica
tions. They are not demanding su
perlative qualities. A fair, average,
level-headed man is what they want
?one who has shown reasonable In
dependence and reasonable apprecia
tion of the responsibilities that shall
Iu summing up the political condi
tions of the West he says: "So far
as this section of tho country is con
cerned, there aro but two leading
Democratic candidates, Governor
Judson Harmon, r.f Ohio, and Gov
ernor Wood-row Wilsen, of New Jer
sey. Of the two. Wilson is much the
stronger. If Wilson should be nom
inated against Taft, Wilson would
carry most of the State in this sec
tion, with conditions as they are.
The Progressive Republicans, who
are against Taft, would vote for Wil
son?not all of them, but most of
thr-m. Wilson is very strong in the
i^ates where the revolt against the
Republican party is greatest. On
'he other hand, the old-line Demo
crats, the former organization men
.ho helped put Parker over In 1904
?the o!d (bans who have hung on to
the machines?aro invariably for
Harmon. The new-thinking Demo
crats, the Progressives, are for W'il
son. The old-line men arc for Har
He tli'nks Wilson will havo the del
egates in the National Democratic
Convention fro n California, Oregon.
Washington, and several other Statps
from, the Pacific Slope and the We-;.
In su:ing i'!' hi i i: tcrc t review of
tho political situation in the West
and passing from tho question of
nominations to the actual election
when the votes are counted and
where final victory or defeat awaits
the two great political parties, Mr.
"If condiuoi.s remain as they are,
which is morn than likely; and if
Wilson, for example, is nominated
against Taft?or any other candi
date for whom the Republicans have
a friendly feeling?Mr. Taft will
carry very few of the States I have
included iu this summary. He will
carry Utah and Wyoming without
JiRSEY FOR WILSON
THAT STATE MAY BE COUNTED
While the Republicans Won the Leg
islature by Treachery, the State
Through the official returns now
on file at the State department in
Trenton, N. J., it is absolutely estab
lished that Governor Wilson has
made New Jersey a Democratic
State. Based on the average vote for
candidates for Assembly at the recent
election, a total of 160,184 votes
were cast for Democrats, against
157,084 for Republicans?a Demo
cratic majority of 3,100.
In the Democratic landslide of
1910, when Wcodrow Wilson was
candidaLe for Governor, and his great
personality aided the cause of every
man on tho ticket, the Democratic
assembly majority was only 14,470,
the totals being: Democrat, 213,
516, and Republican, 199,046.
And New Jersey is kept in the
Democratic column, despite the des
perate efforts of the special interests
and of their faithful ally, former
United States Senator . James Smith,
Smith's treachery to the party he
professes to serve stands out in all
Its blackness in th< .fficial returns.
Tt was his home county that lost the
legislature to the Democrats. Essex
County, which has been his plaything
for years, is the only County in the
State which turned a considerable
Democratic majority into a large Re
publican majority, the reason being
that the legislative ticket in Essex
was running on an anti-Wilson plat
In 1910 there were polled in Essex
County, 35,577 Republican and 40,
516 Democratic voles?a Democratic
majority of 4,939. At the election
just passed the Republican vote in
that county was 30,646, and the Dem
ocratic vote, 23,360, or a Republican
majority of 6,238. This was Smith's
"rebuke" to Governor Wilson for his
temerity in keeping fai:h with the
people?he betrayed his party to
But despite the efforts of the ma
chine and despite the dead load of
Essex candidates, whose expenses
were paid by James H. Nugent,
Smith's henchman, New Jersey re
mains in the Democratic column
Comparing the vote with la3t year?
the high-water mark of Democratic
success?the returns show that in a
majority of the counties the loss of
votes due to Iving an off year,
were propo1 mately greater i>n the
Republican ide than on the Demo
Eliminating. Essex from considera
tion?for its loss to the Democrats
was conceded tho day Essex's ma
chine declared for an anti-Wilson
platform?the Democratic majority
in the State was 9.38S.
Splendid as is this showing for
New Jersey Democracy, the result of
the election is enhanced when com
parison is made with 1909, tne first
preceding election when there was
no State candidate to be voted for.
In that year the average vote for as
sembly candidates was: Republican,
210,659; Democrat, 169,157?or a
Republican majority of 41,502. In
the preceding year, the presidential
year, tho Republican majority on the
assembly ticket in the State was 61,
SWIFT AND STIRE -JUSTICE.
Beatllo's Crime, Arrest, Conviction
The following is the chronology
in the case of Henry Clay Beattie,
July 18?Mrs. Henry Clay Beattie,
Jr., murdered while automobile rid
ing with her husnan i.
July 21?Henry Clay Beattie, Jr.,
placed under arrest on the find.ng
jf tho coroner's jury.
August 14?Henry Clay Bc2.tr.ie,
Jr., indicted by th* grand iury for
the murder o.- nls wil'o.
August 19?Henry Clay Beattie.
Jr., placed on trial for his l'fo in
Chesterfield County Court House. Va.
September 8?Jury brings in ver
dict of guilty and Judge Watson sen
tenced Beattie to dlo iu the electric
chair, on Nov. 24.
Nov. 13?Supremo Court of Ap
peal.; refused to grant writ of error
in Bcittio case.
Nov. 15?Covcrnor of Virginia re
fused to grant slay of execution.
Nov. 24?Electrocuted at 7:23 a.
question, and probably Nevada. He
will lose California, and ho will !o=e
Montana and Colorado. The chances
strongly favor hla losing Oregon and'
Washington. If the Mormons are
strong enough he will carry Idaho.
He will lose Arizona and will prob-'
ably carry Xow Mexico.
"Assuming that conditions remain j
a (mi as they now are, Mr. Taft wUi
be hard put to it to carry Kansas
cgninst a man like Wilson, and will
loso North Dakota and. likely as not,
South Dakota. He will have des
?lerato troubles in Nebraska and be
in most diflicult case in Iowa and
Minnesota. The chnnces are against
him in all three States union the
miracle works out and opinion sbifrs
to the other side. So far as this sec
tion of the cuuntry is concerned Mr.
Taft can hope for little?and he will
get even less than he hopes."
WO CENTS PER COPY.
LAST SAD RITE
Bealiie Coritd Beside Yccrg Wife
Wo a Se Cid l'y Snrdtied.
IS QUIETLY LAID AWAY
Service Held at Residence and Inter*
roent is Made in Maury Cemetery
Shortly After Sunrise, Avoiding;
the Possible Annoyance From an
Idly Curious Crowd.
Eioside the grave of the young; v/Ifo
whom he so cruelly murdered on. July
lb, the body of Henry Clay Beattie,
Jr., was buried in Maury Cemetery
at Richmond shortly after sunrise
Sunday. There was a brief service
at the residence, attended only by
members of the family and eight
friends, who served as pallbearers,
and then the procession mov?.l
ihrough the silent streets of South
The Rev. John J. Fix, who prayed
with Beattie just, before he tfas led
into the d'raih chamber at the peni
tentiary en Friday morning, read the
service of the Presbyterian Church,
his voice being broken at times by
To guard against possible annoy
ance the exact hour of the funeral
was kept secret until midnight Sat
urday night, and consequently there
were no morbid crowds around the
Beattie home or cemetery. Two po
lice officers, in plain clothes, were on
duty, but the hearse an?l seven car
riages had reached the grave before
tho city was astir.
When the burial was concluded
Henry Clay Beattie, Sr., left with
Douglas, his son, and Hazel, his
daughter, and two aunts of the mur
derer. The aged father's grief was
The pallbearers, boyhood friends of
Beattie, were asked by him to serve.
Several of them had testified in his
defence at the trial and one was his
best man when he and Louise Wclb?
ford Owen were married, exactly one
year from the date he pleaded not,,
guilty of her murder in Court. A j
florist's wagon, completely filled with
flowers, entered the cemetery gates
just after daylight, and Sunday the
mound of earth was hidden beneath
chrysanthemums and immortelles.
After it became known Sunday that
the funeral had already been held a
tremendous crowd visited Maury
Cemetery. Double ropes were
stretched around the Beattie section
and two mounted policemen, in ad
dition to officers on foot, kept the
crowds back. There was no disorder,
however, and no attempt to take
away the flowers.
STOOD FOR LAW AND ORDER.
"Let the Law Take Its Course,'!
Says Victim's Father.
To save the name of Kansas, a
father Saturday prevented the lynch
ing of a negro who had attacked his
defenceless daughter. While Clar
ence Davis, a young negro, sat shack
led to a chair at Spring Well, Kan
sas, in a pool hall, 200 men who had
captured him for an attempted as
sault on a 14-year-old girl, argued
the question of taking the law into
their own hands. Twenty speeches
were made. At last a tall farmer
pulled the negro towards the door
"Come on boys; we'll burn the.
scoundrel at the stake."
Willing hands dragged the negrci
to the street. At this juncture the
father of the girl attacked arrived.
Pushing aside the mob he reached
the negro's side. Addressing the
crowd, he said: "Let the men dis
perse and let the law take its course.
"This is undoubtedly the man who
attempted a vicious crime on my
daughter," he said, "but 'Judge
Lynch' does not live In civilized Kan
sas any more. To burn this fellow
to death will only scandalize the
country. Let the law take its
After a conference the mob turned
the negro over to the victim's fath
er, who took him to the sheriff.
TWO MURDERS IN A WEEK.
Negro Killed by Party Unknown in
Another homicide took place in
Marlboro county Thursday night,
making two last week. The mau
killed was a negro by the name of
Clarence Griffin, fie worked with the
Scott Lumber company, twelve miles
south of Bennettsville, and came
from Dillon county. He was around
ilie cam;) drinking Thursday night,
shooting his pistol promiscuously
and a white man. T. K. Carroll, was
shot through the arm. The negro.
Griffin, was shot in the neck and lived
only a few minutes. Wednesday at
the Till man lumber plant, flfleea
miles south of Columbia, John Wig
ford, a negro, shot and killed Orby
Miles. Wigford is in jail.
Southern Grants Increase.
The Southern Railway telegraphers
I have been given an 8 per cent in
I crease In wages. Clerks making Ie3S
than $70 per month receive a 6 per
cent advance, dating from November
1. Both increases were voluntarily,
granted by the road.