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ISLAND ESCA ES .MRACULOUS.
farvelous That No Lives Were Lost
in Storm-Stories of Heroic
Charleston, Aug. 29.-That no lives
were lost on Sullivan's island during
the hurricane and deluge of Sunday
night, appear more and more of a
miracle as fuller reports of the dan
gers and sufferings of the Atlantieville
residents, particularly, are brought to
the city. With hundreds of people
among them many women and chil
dren, obliged to leave their wrecked
and falling houses and venture out
Into the 90-mile an hour gale, plung
ing through waist-deep water in many
places, seeking refuge in the more
substanUal houses that n3ne lost their
footing and were drowned in the rag
ing flood that covered the island, seems
'When day broke over the island,
Monday morning, a scene of destruc
tion and ruin was disclosed, such as
those who viewed it never wish to see
again. Parties of men who had looked
auer the safety of their own families,
were 6ut as soon as there was light
'enough, searching among the ruined
houses and debris fearful that persons
might have been caught under their
overturned cottages and killed or in
jured, and when a thorough search
showed that everyone had either
reached a refuge in safety or weather
ed the storm in their own homes, great
relief was felt.
As soon as it was really daylight, a
pitiful procession of homeless families
started for the army post where the
refugees were made as comfortable as
possible under the circumstances, by
the officers and hospital corps. Scan
tily clad men carying children and
huge bundles of household belongings,
followed by 'weary and exhausted wo
men, trudged down the roads, through
inches of water and struggled with the
still violent wind.
Sevirest on Upper End.
Most of the people who were obliged
to leave their houses, either during
the night or early Monday morning
were cottagers at -the upper end of
Atlauticville, where most of the dam
ago was done. Many houses there
were completely Qverturned, the por
ches of a great many more were torn
off as If by a house-wrecking crew, and1
scareely a home was not damaged,
*either by the inind or water.
All the smaller buildings, servants'
* quarters and fences, were uprooted by
the wind,~ and in some cases carried a
couple of stations down the island by
the sweeping tide. Roofs of wrecked
houses, -teegraph poles, fences, de
tached piazzas, and all manner of
1wreckage was scattered all over the
Seland, and in the roads.
On Monday morning, thze beach was
wet as clean as a floor. The tele
phione and light poles on the beach
were all snapped off even with the
sand, and had been carried up to the
Houses Blown From Beach.
The front row of houses, at statioa
23, which are built nearer to the 'water
than any on the island had fortunately
been abandoned when the water fl'.st
began to rise on Sunaday night, several
of them were swept clear of their
foundations and blown against the
houses behind rthem.
.It was in getting the people from en
da.ngered houses to the stronger and
farther removed ones that the great
est danger was encountered, and many
of those engaged in the work proved
themseliss, worthy of the name of
While many deeds of daring and
brave endurance were accomplished
- during the wild night, one case in par
ticular has come to- light. At station
25, the water cam.e up, with a rush,
rising in a few minutes from the
beach to a depth of from two to four
feet under the houses in the front
row. It was then that many of the
people decided to leave their homnes
and go to !the cottages farther from
the beating surf. But to make one's
way against a gale which was break
ing telegraph poles was obviously im
possible, to say nothing of the knee
deep water, swirling down the paths
like a mountain torrent. For the men
of any family to help women to a safe
place through the wind and waiter and
drifting wreckage would have been a
terrific task, and without the help of!
two young men of Charleston, A. 0.
Halsey and M. S. Hentz, the death rec
ord of Atlanticville might not have
* ~ been clear, as it so providentially is,'
and many of the residents of that por
tion of the island would have spent a
* much more dangerous and trying
Rescue Women and Children.
Mr. Halsey and Mr. Hentz first got
their own famalies safely to the cot-.
tage of A. Barton Miller, a substantial
* bungalow, rather higher than the ma
jority, and then started to help other'
distressed cottagers to this refuge.
minute, and it was an exhausting and
perilous task to venture out into the!
storm at all. But these two men, both
of them extraordinarily strong, made
trip after trip to the neighboring cot
tages, and returned with drenched and
exhausted women and children, in
some cases ha-;ing carried the women 1
for 100 yards against the full force of
the hurricane. On one trip they had'
been blown off the road and into the
deep ditch and it was only with the
greatest difficulty that they had been
able to get back to the house. Yet
after a short rest they were out again
bringing in more people from threat
ened houses and carrying reassurance
to neighboring cottages.
This is only one of the many cases
in which people were saved by heroic
efforts, the soldiers from Fort Moul
trie having scoured the island in the
vicinity of the post all night, and res
cued many residents in wrecked hous
That the damage on the upper end
of- the island was greater than at the
lower stations, is due only to the meth
ods of construction, the houses at the
lower end being older and more sub
stantial. The storm was just as viol
ent in one place as the other, but the
more sheltered position and stronger
buildings kept the houses below the
reservation from suffering as much.
The roof of the barrack's piazza was
blown off, but beyond this and the
overturning of sentry boxes and out
houses, the government property
weathered the storm well.
In the opinion of many of the Sul
livan's Island residents who went
through the storm of '93, S,unday's
gale was more severe, and did more
damage than 'the one 18 years ago.
There is no positiv!e wy of telling,
but several permanent residents on
the island say that this one was the
more severe. At any rate everybody
who went through Sunday's storm on
the island, is unanimous in declaring
that it was an experience which they
are willing not to repeat.
Estimated Property Loss.
According to the stories related yes
terday-by several who had experienc
ed the fury of the storm at the Isle of
Palms, no fatalitjes took place, but the
property damage was considerable.
Mr. James Sottile, the owner of the
resort, alone estimating-his .lass to be
not Less than $35,090.
Mr. F. G. Schaefer, a taa'elling man
of Atlanta, Ga., who spent the terrible
ight on the little island, and who, ac-I
oding to several of his companions,
id much to liven up the sinking spir
its of the ter.rified women and children
in the party, gave a very vfivid account
f his experience during the 'night:
Quests Made Merry.
"Notwithstanding the fact that one
f the most terrible storms which had
ver visited this port was raging for
nany hours, all the guests made mer
y," said Mr. Schaefer. "The staunch
!eashore Hotel withstood the storm,
xept for a portion of the left wing,
which was carried awa.y, as were the
servants' quarters. It was necessary
o nail and brace every door and win
low in the hotel. The ladies bravely
ook things as they were, and each
~nc every one in her role proved her
elf a heroine. Tlhere were also many
hidren, who bravyly held themselves
Lad throughout the entire excitement,
asting for hours, not a scream was
~ieard or a tear shed, by the smallest
hild. Indeed, it was a brave crew,
weathering the storm like old sailogrs,
nd under the command of the gallant
aptain, Mr. Jack H. Clancy, who all
he while made merry, singing many
matches of songs and telling many
Music While Storm Raged.
"Miss Dub presided at the piano
uring the height of the storm, while
the Misses Mildred and Ethel Gucken
iemer entertained with singing and
recitations. Several young gentlemen
deserve special mention for their brave
efforts in boarding up 'windows and
doors, barring out the terrible wind
and storm. Those deserving special
mention in doing this effective work
are: Messrs. Edw. C. Stothart, Robt.
Magwood, Jas. Allen, Jr., and Mr.
James Sotille, the owner of the Isle of
Palms, who led his little band of
bravre men through every part of the
house making things as secure as pos
sible from the storm.
"A number of employees and some
few visitors took refuge in an upper
story of the Stag hotel, adjoining the
pa!ilion, and it was ascertained after
wards that these were safe."
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it.' She did so, and it cured the boil
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EVIDENCE FOR DEFENCE
IN THE BEATTIE CASE
COM10ONWEALTH RESTS ITS CASE
Defence Seeks to Corroborate Beat
tie's Contention That Highway
man Xilled His Wife.
Chesterfield Court House, Va., Aug.
28.-Between gulps of intense emotion,
Paul Beattie, cousin -of Henry Clay
Beattie, Jr., who stands indicted for
the murder of his wife, revealed on
the witness stand late today -that the
accused told him twenty-four hours
after the murder how sorry he was "he
had done it," a circumstance relating
to the crime that the witness hitherto
Coming as dramatically, and as un
expectedly as the pathetic tale an hour
before of Mrs. R. V. Owen, mother of
the dead woman, as to the domestic
infelicity of her daughter due to the
husband's loathsome condition the
brief but thrilling testimony given by
Paul Bearttie created a profound sen
Paul Beattie at the coroner's in
quest, a nervous wreck, but today
strong and d,;rmined, poured out a
tale which c-nfessedly has troubled
his mind not only because he purchas
ed the shot gun for Henry, but because
he did not until today tell all he knew
of the case. With quivering lips and
tear-dimmed eyes he set forth the
story against which his heart and
sympathy had for days been revolting.
"I hated to testify against my own
flesh and kin," he murmured as the
muscles of his throat pulsated "but
my wife, my child and the duty I owe
to my city forced me to do so.'
The gasp that rose simultaneously
from the throats of those in the stuffy
court room was strikingly audible and
for a moment the crowd held its
breath, while Paul Beattie continued:
"Henry had told me that he wanted
me to stick by him, but I said to him,
'this looks mighty black to me, and
you've got mo duto a lot of trouble.'
Henry then told me, 'I wish to God I
had not done it. I would not have done
it for a million dollars, but she never
loved me, she. only married me for my
Paul Beastie paused and his plain
tive tone sank lower, but he did not
break down. A hushed stillness pre
vailed in the room as his next words
wei'e awaited, 'but he said no more,,
and bracing himself in his chair, turn
ed his sharp chin toward the bench
where the prisoner and cousel sat and
looked fixedly at the latter in prepara
tion for the cross examination.
Henry M. Smith, Jr., one of the
lawyers for the defendant, rose from
his seat, gazed hard at the witness
and in a loud voice confronted Paul
with the ch.arge that at the coroner's
inquest he had . not told the whole
truth as his oath required when he
omited to make the statement con
cerning Henry's alleged confession to
him. Paul looked appealingly at the
counsel, and, hardly able to repress
his emotion, told how he had not been
able to clear his mind at the inquest
when he collapsed, or for some days
later, and that he had only recently
been able to force himself to give dam
aging evidence against his . own kins
It was a late hour when this stage
of the trial was reached and adjourn
ment was taken until tomorrow morn
ing when cross examination will con
tinue. In 'the meantime Henry Clay
Beattie, Jr., was taken back to Rich
mond to permit of a conference there
with counsel. The prosecution let it
be known that it had practically fin
ished its case.
Mrs. Owen on Stand.
From early morning when a moth
er, Mrs. R. V. Owen, stifled her pride
and in a choking voice, almost a whis
per at times, told the jury the sordid
details of how Henry Clay Beattie,
Jr's., allaged physical ailment caused
his wife heart rending grief and hours
of anguish, the prisoner faced the
hardest strain thus far witnessed in
his fight for life.
Through the testimony of the moth
er of the dead woman, the prosecution
endeaviored to define the motive for
the crime, the fears that news of the
alleged ailmen*t might reach Henry C.
Beattie, Sr., and cause a rupture be
tween the son and the father upon
whom he depended.
To reinforce its theory of the mo
tive, the prosecution put on the stand
also Mrs. J. E. Binford, mother of
Beulah, "the girl in the case," and
Henrietta Pittman, her chum. Their
testimony brought to the surface a
story of Beattie's four years of ac
quaintance with Beulah Binford, of al
leged numerous indiscretions, of the
birth and death of the child named
Henry Clay Binford and how just: prior
carried on. Enough was told today of
the Binford girl's connection with the
case, :n the opinion of the prosecution,
to make it unnecessary for the com
monwealth to call Beulah to the stand.
State Changes Its Plans.
Chesterfield Court House, Va., Aug.
29.-An auburn-haired boy, talking
swiftly but clearly, revealed on the
witness stand today to the surprise of
both defense and prosecution in the
trial of Henry Clary Beattie, Jr., for
wife murder, that he had observed
several blood spots along the Midlo
thian turnpike, where the crime occur
red. Hitherto it had ben presumed no
blood spot existed except one near the
place where Mrs. Beattie is supposed
to have succumbed.
Alexander Robertson was the boy,
and what he told the jury in response
to a question from counsel for the de
fense entirely upset the plan of the
commonwealth to rest its case today.
Prosecutor Wendenburg announced
that it would be necessary for him
now to call at least se*n or eight
witnesses to controvert the boy's tes
SeTeral Blood Spots.
On direct examination by the prose
cutor, when the latter was seeking to
show where the boy found a certain
yellow hair pin, similar to that worn
by Mrs. Beattie, Robertson referred
to its distance from "the first blood
"Were there two blood spots?" ask
ed Henry M. Smith, Jr., counsel for
the defense. In apparent surprise,
the boy not only told of a second
blood spot, but of several smaller
spots near it.
The revelation concerning the pres
ence of niore than one blood spot is
in line with the contention of the de
fense that all the blood on the road
dripped from the car, in which Henry
Clay Beattie, Jr., alleges his wife was
The prosecution's theory is that the
blood in the road at the place Mrs.
Beattie was killed resulted from mur
der committed outside the machine.
Blood Stains on Car.
The prosecution has.pointed out by
witnesses and its statements concern
ing an examination pf the machine
'that no blood was found on either
running board of thle car and that
the dust pan underneath the .car
would have caught any blood that
trickled through the front part of the
machine from the seat, and that all
the blood visible had hardened on'the
floor of the car just beneath the steer
Robertson was summoned as a wit
ness by the prosecution only for the
purpose of stating that he had found
a hair pin, but his testimony, as a re
sult of the questions of counsel for
the. defense, soon established that he
would be an important witness for the
defense, and he subsequently will be
called by the defense if necessary. The
prosecution announced just before ad
journment of court at 4.30 today that
after the introduction of several wit
nesses along this line tomorrow it
would rest its case.
Sleep in Same Jail.
Henry C. Beattie, Jr., the accused,
and Paul D. Beattie, his cousin, who
yesterday on the witness stand told
of an alleged confession by Henry
concerning the murder, were confined
in separate cells in Chesterfield coun
ty jail tonight. Paul hitherto had been
kept in confinement in Richmond in
default of bond, but today, after 'he fin
ished on the wituness stand, Judge
Watson sudden-ly ordered his retention
in jail here.
Paul Beattie's story of yesterday
was .not shbaken in the cross-exmia
tion by counsel for the defense, but
t became apparent today that the de
fense' intends to refute his testimony
by placing on the stand the prisoner
Alexander Robertson, a 16-year-old
boy, was the last witness of the day.
Found Pin After Murder.
He testified to having found a wo
man 's yellow hair pin Thursday morn -
ing after the murder. He said lie
gave the pin to his older brother, Tav'
lor Robertson, a newspaper man, in~
the court room at the time.
"Is it your purpose to prove that the
pin was Mrs. Beattie's ?" asked the
counsel for the defense.
The boy's testimony revealed for the
first time the presence of a second
blood spot on the Midbothian turnpike
about 300 'to 400 yards from the first
blood spot. He said it was 18 inches.
J. B. Houchens, father-in-law of
Paul Beattie, merely fixed as July 11
the date when he informed Detective
McMahon of Paul Beattie's purchase
of the gun.
Chesterfield C. H., Aug. 30.-Testi
mony corroborativie of the story told
by Henry 0. Beattie, Jr., that a beard'
ed highwayman killed his wife with a
shotgun was introduced by the de
fnse in the Beattie trial today, when
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W. R. Holland, who lives in the vicin
ty of the 'Midlothian tumupike, where
the murder gk place, declared he
had eeni a bearded mian with a shot
gun there about five hours bere the
It was the first move of the defense
after the propecution restee 2we case at
noon today 'to es'tablish the veracity
of the prisoner, and besides .Holland's
statement concernling a man with a.
shotgun, Eugene Henshaw, a farmier,
who travels thie Mid:othlan turnpike
daily, testfied he saw a strange look
inug man prowling around on three!
different days before the murder.
Ready With Check.
It is reported tonight that the pros
ecu@on is ready, when its time for re
buttal arrives, to put 'on the stand the
man who passed along the railiroad
tracks where Rolland said he saw a
man with a shotgun and 'that the new
witness will say he was squirrel hunt
ing that day.
The defense summoned many wit-'
n'esses. Besides thwi testlinony regar
ing the bearded man, expert testimony
was introduced as to dte bouncing
qual4ties of an automobile similar to
that driven by Beattie thereby ac
counting for the jolting out from the
car~ of the shotgun placed in a rear
seat by Beatitie after the -encounter
with the alleged highwayman.
Attacks This Redoubt.
The prosecution attacked this line
of evidence on crosseexaminatio~n. It1
contended that the railroad crossing
where Beat,tie claims the gun must
haV1e been ejected from the car was a
smooth one and that the jolt which
might have resulted from crossing the
tracks where the ~rails are exposed
necessarily 'would have tossed the
weapon forward of the orossing in
stead of directly sideways, paral.lel
with the track, where the gun was
found. The idea of the prosecution
has been to indicate that Beattie him
self slowed down at the crossing and
threw the gun to one side on his' way
to the Owen home with his dead wife.
The defense sought to show That be
ing held up by highwaymen while
motoring -in this vicinity was not an
uncommon occurrence, aind put onte
stand a chauffeur who related an ex
perience with a highwayman a year
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AT HA1NDS OF
Beports That Damage Has Ns
Heavy, Though No Loss oflt
BeauforfA Eg. 29.-WRth wave3
feet high~ breaking, over the sea ~f
and inuxndating streets and hoes,
wiping out all cottoni and corn o
in this. vicinity, Beaufort suffer4se
verely .from, the storm of Siid yfd
Monday. Only two of thd more- an
a score of boats,that lined the 'wha?Tes
are afioat today The others itEher
were sunk or smashed by thepi e
against the wharves. All wires und
brdges near here are down.
Augusta, Aug. 29.-For the frt*
since the stormthat has wrough~uC
devastation has relented In its ry
first hand authentic infomt0~3
reached the outside world from *U
fort and Port Royal. E. S. oiI
trainmaster of the Charleston & West
ern Carolina, who was on the firing
line at Whaley branch, between Co00
saw station and Beaufort, assisting in
the strenuous efforts being made to
repair the damage to the long fill and
the trestle at that point, after,.having
made a thorough investigation of theA
conditions beyond there yesterday a!- .
ternoon wired Frank M. Olar, superin
tendent of transportation, particulars
of the .situation. No lives have~ been
lost and .no casualties are reported.
either at Beaufort or Port Royal or
near those places. No information has
been available from the islands lying
further seaward. There has beeni lit- t
te destruction of residence property.
The loss to crops, however, hag been
tremendous as the cotton crops i the
rich trucking section are reportel to
tally destroyed. This section includes
practically all of the country along
the railroad from Coosaw to Port
Royal. The cotton crop is planted af
ter the truck has been gathered. AS
this cotton is much further Inlanld
than the sea islands and the force of
ithe storm -was greater nea#~r the
ocean it is not improbable that the
island crops have suffered as heavily.q
as those further inland if not moe