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Adams's testimony ')ore out the
charges of the prosecution that Beat
tie could have brought the shotgun
obtained from Paul Beattie to the
place where a few hours later he con
ducted his ill fated wife.
Detective L. L. Scherer.
Scherer sat calmly in the witness
chair, setting forth a narrative of his
activity on the case from the start,
saying in part:
"Mr. Beattie asserted to me that
while bending over the brakes the
highwayman had fired. He said that
Mrs. Beattie dropped over to the right
or on his left shoulder, that the man
stepped to the rear of the machine
and, meeting Beattie in the rear, the
man struck a grazing blow.
"In the meantime his wife had fal
len, he said, to the front floor of the
car. Beattie said he held his wife on
the left seat and took her to Mr. Tom
Owen in that position, driving with
one hand. I asked Mr. Beattie where
the man then went. Up the road or
in the woods, he answered, uncertain
' Relations With Binford Cirl.
"I asked Beattie about his rehtions
with Beulah Binford, and as to vvIa.th
er his wife knew that Beulah Blnicrd
was back in Richmond, ,and he said
merely that she did. He stated that
he and his wife had not quarr.1ed
then, and that they never had had a
cross word." - W:
"Was there anythiug raid abut hisl
Wife knowing the relations between
Beattie and Beulah Binford?" asked
"I asked Mr. Beattie if his wife knew
abhut his relations with Beulah BiA
ford before the marriage, and he said
It was at this point that Scherer
testified that he had asked - Beattie
about his physical condition, and the
court by agreement with the prose
cuting attorney, arranged to take up
that question on a separate occasion.
Scherer described in detail his work
the day after the murder.
Beatte Identified Gun.
"We had been therea short time,"
heaid slowly, "when some one came
up with a single-barrelled gun. It was
identified by Henry C. Beattie, Jr., as
the gun.' I am not positive whiether
he stated it was the gun used in 'kill
ing his wife, or the gun 'which he
thought' was used in killing his wife.
"After H. 0. Beattie, Jr., had come
up to the spot, I discussed the case
'with him, and asked him to give me
as near as possible the facts concern
ing the case. We had only spoke a
few words when reporters interrupted
us. We walked away to the blood
spot. I and others, who gathered~
there, asked Beattie to place the car
in the position it was at the time Of
the shooting. Mr. Beattie then placed;
the car, first on the left-hand side of
the blood spot going toward Rich
mond, with the front seat about op
posite the blood spot.
"He had already told me that he
hd stopped the car to keep from run
img over the murderer. He stated
that the assassin had fired from in
Scherer said some one in the crowd
got on the left seat of the car and
that he to'ok a position in front of the
ear, where the murderer was suppos
ed to have stood.
Impossible, Said Detectire.
"'Mr. Beattie,' I said, 'at the' time
your wife could not have been shot
from this point.' He then said the man
must have moved to the left about six
feet. He examined the car closely.
There was no blood on the foot board.
The blood spot on the seat of the car
was about eighteen inches long. We.
were trying to find how the blood got
in the road.
"I raised the cushion in the ma
chine, and then the plank in the floor
of the machine, but was unable to
discover any blood stains on any part
of the machine except the seat." *
Thke prisoner eyed the witness stead
ily throughout his testimony.
"Beattle or someone else suggested
that the blood might have gotten on
the road when Mrs. Beattie fell on
the car,'' continued Scherer. "Mrs.
Beattie, if shot from the left side
g .ulj nlot have fallen in such a man
E4i as ib dause the bia spot on the
"Was there anything said during
your conversations with Beattie about
"There was," answered Scherer.
"Tell ustabout it."
Counsel for the defence here asked
for pause, while Henry Clay Beattle,
Jr., whispered to H. M. Smith, Jr., his
"I asked "Beattie," continued Scher
er a moment later, "if he had written
Beulah Binford before he had gotten
back from Norfolk. I asked if he did
not know or was not assisting Beulah
Binford or had not given her some
money towards buying furniture. He
said he had not.
Was Out With Eeulah
I asked if it were not true that he
was out with 3eulah Binford the nigh
before the murder, and I believe tha
during the conversation he asked a.
to where Beulah Binford was, 0:
whether she was under arrest. H(
stated that he was out with Beulal
Binford the night before the murder
I think, until between 12 and 1 o'clock
I asked hiin about being out with hei
at other times, and he stated that h(
had been several times. At the fre
quent mention of BeuIah Binford't
name the prisoner fidgeted in his sea
and his face showed intense interest.
"I asked," continued Mr. Scherer
"if it was not a fact that Beulah Bin
ford had made Beattie bury the child
supposed to be his. In fact, I asked
him if he was -the father of Beulah
Binford's child. He admitted it and
said, too, that his wife knew he had
paid the expenses of the child's fun
Women suddenly were ordered from
the court, as Scherer reached a stage
in hi stestimony where he inteded to
tell what Beattie had told him.
Although the case has been in pro
gress six days, neither Paul Beattie,
the cousin, nor Beulah Binford, "the
other girl" in the case, have been call
ed to the stand, and spectators were
guessing today wbich would testify
Since the trial started, the Binford
girl has remained in jail at Richmond,
with fifteen miles between her and the
an who stands accused of commit
ting the crime for her sake. She said
in an interview recently that she hoped
never to see him again and Beattie
has not spoken her name since the in
Richmond, Va., Aug. ZT.-A new wit
ness was accidentally discovered by
the prosecution today, who is said to
have asserted that he knew a day
ahead of time that the murder was to
be committed. He is George Jones, a
huckster, and he is alleged to have
given this information in the presence
of H. B. Chewning, a well known con
tractor, and another man, whose name
the prosecution for the present has re
The link that gives Jones' assertion
serious foundation is that Jones is
known to be a close friend of "Claude,"
a sister of Beulahi Binford, "the girl
in the case." It is therefore supposed
that Jones by his proximity -to the
Binford family may have learned of
the alleged plot.
Some light on the relations of Beat
tie and Beulah Binford is expected by
the prosecution from Mirs. Binford,
another of the girl, and the common
wealth's plan foi tomorrow is to bring
to the stand not only several Rich.
mond women but two ph ysicians, one
of whom is said to have treated Beu
la.h Binford and another who is alleg
ed to have visited Btattie concerning
ASHLEY'S HOLD FAMILY REUNI01%
Big Crowd Hears Address of Governoi
Blease-Chief Executive Guest
Anderson, Aug. 25.--Governor Bleasi
was the guest of honor and the onl3
speaker at the John Ashley family re
union, which was held near Hones
Path today, and which was attended
by more than twenty-five hundred
people. The speaking took place in a
large grove after a bountiful picnic
dinner had been served.
After reviewing Josh Ashley's ca
reer in the political world, Governor
Blease discussed education at length
He jumped on the State colleges
charging extravagance. He compared
them with the denominational collegE
and pointed out that with less- moh1ey
these colleges are turning out as greal
or greater men than the State colleges
are graduating. He said that thE
president of the University of South
Carolina is getting a salary and per.
quisites much larger than the gover
nor and twice as large as the salary
of President Snyder, of Wofford col
lege, who, he declared, was the besi
.educated man in the State.
Says Drain On State's Finances.
He pointed out that Winthrop col
lege, the Citadel an the University
year ae yea asked for appropria
tions for additional buildings and
that the State treasury was unable tc
stand the steady drains made upon
it for these buildings. He called at
tention to the fact that the county
schools are not accomplishing mucd
because the salaries paid the teachers
are so small as ebuipared with salarie
of other cAlfings, that it was impossi
ble to get competent teachers. fli
urged better school houses and inor<
competent teachers with larger sal
Gov. Blease said that he had called
upon the board of directors of thi
penitentiary to abollish that "tubercu
losis incubator,'' referring to the hos
iery mill, and that the directors claim
ed that they had no authority to shu
up the mill. He said he then called oi
the State 'board of health with th4
same result. Now he has called upoi
the State courts and if nothing is don(
there to relieve the situation, he state
he would act, even should it mean hi,
Again Defends Pardon Record.
The governor defended his pardor
record, charging that the newspaper.
-were not telling the public why anc
under what circumstances he extend
i ed executive clemency. He stated tha
many had received clemency becaus(
they were dying of tuberculosis, whicl
he claimed they contracted in thf
hosiery mill. As to the charge thai
he was selling pardons, he stated tha1
the records show that he had extend
ed clemency to prisoners of the poorei
classes, who had not been able tc
engage counsel and who had not beer
able to fight their cases through thE
various courts. Many of those par
doned, he said, were not able to buy
their railroad tickets to their homes.
He said that if he was selling pardons
no doubt he could have made big kill
ings for a pardon for W. T. Jones, the
wealthy Union county farmer, and"for
two or three other prominent and
Governor Blease said that it had
been charged that he is an advocate of
lynching. . He said that he is not, but
that he believes when a negro touches
the person of a whitewoman the soon
er the negro is swung to a liinb of a
tree the better.
Refers to Abbeville Affair.
"I verily believe it was an act of
the Almighty," the speaker said, "that
I was in New York and that Sheriff
Lyon, of Abbeville county, was in Co
lumbia the other night, when a negro
brute insulted a lady at Abbeville
Governor Blease did not refer to
the Belton incident, except to say that
while speaking to a large gathering
of his home people in Newberry coun
ty recently he had called on them to
ascertain whether or not they believed
the published accounts of the inci
dent, and they declared that they did
Gov. Blease was certainly among
his friends today. They cheered him
as he alighted on the picnic grounds
and they cheered his every utterance.
Hi s gpeech was about the best he ever
made in Anderson county. Tonight he
is speaking at the Chiquola mills, at
Honea Path, and tomorrow morning
he will make a speech at Greenwood.
He will spend tonight with Joe Ash
ley, a son of Josh Ashley, and an
avowed candidate for sheriff of this
Senator Tillman and former Solici
tor Bcoggs, the other invited speakere
for the family reunion, were unable
to be present.
Greenwood Man Wins $275 Prize.
Greenwood, Aug. 26.-,Mr. J. H
Wertz, of Greenwood, has been noti
fled by the Southern Ruralist, an agri
cultural publication of Atlanta, Ga.
that he has won the first prize o:
$275 cash offered by that paper for the
largest list of subscribers sent in with
in a specified time. Mr. Wertz has
been working energetically on thi
matte-r for some time, and is, of course
delighted that he gets the substantial
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Cardui is prepared for
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Not by doping with
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The Woman's Tonic
Mrs. L N. Nicholson,
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Iand diarrhoea remedy and castor oil
and a speedy cure is certain. F~or salt
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