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BEATTIE CASE WILL
CONCLUDE THIS WEEK
BEUILAH BINFORD 3AY BE PLAC
ED ON STAND.
Prosecution May Use Her to Contradict
Chesterfield C. H., Va., Aug. 31.
Henry Clay Beattie, Jr., indicted for
-he murder of his wife, sobbed like a
child today when his gray-haired
father, in a low, tremulous voice, told
of the domestic felicity'of his son and
the slain woman. It was the first
time that the stoical calm of the pris
oner's countenance had given awayJ
The examination of the father came as
the climax of a.dramatic day. Tomor
row the accused himself will go on
the stand and the defence will rest its
Battering constantly against the
testimony of Paul Beattie, cousin of:
the prisoner, as to the purchase of
the gun, his delivery of it to Henry!
and the subsequent conversations with
the accused, the defence introduced
several witnesses to cast doubt upon
the veracity of Paul.
Prisoner's Grandfather on Stand.
David Beattie, Henry's grandfather,
testified that Paul's -character was not
good. Another intense period in the
trial for which apparent regret was
shown was when the aged man told
of his grandson's shortcomings.
Paul has maintained ever since the
beginning of the trial that he dis
posed of the shotgun the same day he
bought it, yet David testified that on
the Sunday previous to the murder
he saw Paul with a shotgun.
E. H. Lewis declared that people
spoke of Paul Beattie "as the biggest
liar in town."
Henry Clay Beattie, Sr., father of
the accused. was interrogated before
court adjourned for the day. As he:
stepped to the witness stand the pris
oner's face flushed. The white-haired
man, his face deeply wrinkled and
pale, spoke in a voice scarcely above
- a whisper.
Loved His .Dabaghter-n-Law.
Counsel leaned forward over the
bench to listen to him. He talked with1
great effort, repressing an ev'er-recur
rent emotion. He told of how his life
had been saddened by the death of
some of hi's children. He described
the death of his wife. He described
th'e love that had existed between
Henry and his wife and how he loved
"When Henry was born," speaking
obf the dead woman, "it was like start
ing life over for me to see the grand
child. It drew us all together very*
The father spoke highly of his son's
character, 'and controverted the testi
mony of many witnesses for the pros
secution that Henry showed no signs
of grief after his wife's murder. He -
declared hie sobbed .and moaned al
most all night after the tragedy.
Friday's Evidence Perfunctory.
Chesterfield C. H., Va., Sept. 1.
Testimrony today was perfunctory in
its character. Several women friends
of the accused and his dead wife tes-:
-tified that the couple lived happily to
The question of whether Mrs. Beat
*tie was shot while standing on the.
running board or, as her husband in
sists, while she sat'in the front seat
to the left of him, again was raised:
itoday when several automobile ex-,
perts tes-tified that a large pool of
Tlood,' such as was found at the
- scene of the crime, could hav~e trick
:led through the machinery of the car*
and flowed from the drip pan under
neath to the ground. The testimony
of the automobile experts was in line
with the contention that blood dripped
from the machine in many places from
the scene of the crinie to the Owen'
home in Richmond, where the young
husband took his dead wife.
'The defense introduced a score of
witnesses to attac.k various other de
tails in the evidence of the prosecu- ]
tion, and tomorrow it is expected the
prisoner will make emphatic contra
diction of his cousin Paul's entire tes
timony, clinging to his story told at
the -coroner's inquest that a bearded
highwayman murdered his wife anf
that he took no part in a transaction
concerning the purchase of the shot
The prisoner was more cheerful at
the end of today's session than he has
been for some time. As each of his
five women friends who testified en-?
tered the court room he smiled and
greeted them warmly. His gray-hair
ed father, who sat beside him, escort-i
ed each to the witness stand, and
when Hazel Beattie, his daughter, took
the stand to testify to Henry's pleas
ant home life, the aged parent bent
over and kissed the young girl as she
stepped to the witness chair.
A sensation was created by news
tha+ 16 th#exmiieatton of the Beattie
car by the prosecution's witnesses,
immediately following a similar ex
amination by witnesses for the de
fense, an expert discovered a few
strands of hair, thought to be from
the head of Mrs. Lo,ise Owen Beattie.
Detectives for the prosecution imme
diately went to confirm the find.
..Detective Scherer said the finding
of the hair under a seat cushion indi
cated the cushion was up and was in
line with the prosecution's theory
that the woman's head was concealed
under the seat on the trip to the Owen
home immediately after the tragedy.
When Douglass Beattie took the
stand early today he admitted, upon
cross-examination by Prosecutor Wen
d.enberg, that he would not have ren
dered the assistance he did to the de
tectives in running the ill-fated auto
mobile to and fro and about the scene
of the crime if he "had known they
would lay the crime against my broth
er." The "Vitness also said he would
have washed and cleaned the car that
very night. \ ,
The prosecution drew this forth on
cross-examination and by its questions
sought to lay a charge of destroying
evidence upon Douglass for having
some blood washed from the machine
before the authorities seized it.
Defense Delays Beattie's Tale.
Chesterfield Court 1ouse, Va., Sept.
2.-Henry Clay Beattie, Jr., who to
day was to have told to the 12 men in
whose hands -his fate rests the story of
the murder of his young wife on the
Midlothian turnpike last July, will not
go on the witness stand to testify in
his own behalf uiltil Monday, when the
climax of the trial is expected and
the case of the defense brought to a
A sharp exchange between the op
posing counsel towards the end of the
day revealed that Beulah Binford, the
so-called "girl in the case," might go
on the witness stand before the trial
ended. It came after a sarcastic re
mark by one of the counsel for the
defense when Sampson had testifiedi
concerning the prisoner's relations
with the Binford girl.
It has become evident that the pur
pose of the commonwealth in with
holding the Binford girl from the
stand has been to await the testimony
of the prisoner himself regarding the
girl tio whiom the prosecution points as
the motive for the murder of Mrs.
The' intention of the commonwealth,:
it was admitted tonight, is to confront
the accused some time next week with
the Binford girl to contradict ce?rtain
statements which it is expected Beiit
tie will make when he is on the stand
if he clings to the story he told 'at the
Another tale of a mysterious man
with a shotgun was introduced today
by F. K Clements. He declared the
mnan had a "whitish" beard, thereby
adding a third variety of color to the
sandy and straggly" and "gray beard"
lready testified to by other witnesses
to havfe covered the face of the mys
terious man. On cross-examination
Prosecutor Wendenburg drew forth
:he admission that it was not an un
sual sight to see a mian with a gun
on his shoulders during the hunting
season or after' its close when rabbits
were plentiful in the hui-rou iding
Merely an Escapade.
Interesting testimony was presented?
by William H. Sampson, a chum of
he accused and his companion on
nany tours of dissipation. He de
Mlared Henry Beattig never really lov
ed the Binford girl, but when their re
ations were "accidentally" renewed
hortly before the murder it was mere
y a passing escapade.
dharles H. Kestleberg, a wholesale
neat merchant of Richmond, gave an
tecount of a motor ride he had taken
>n the Midlothian turnpike on the1
iight of the murder and presented in
~ormation contradicting a theoryof the1
rosecution that Mrs. Beattie was
tanding either on the 'running board
f the machine or in the road when
~he was killed. *
Was His Companion.
He testified that the woman with
im occupied such a position on the'
unning board when he stopped his
nachine to fix it, and when a machine
lad of boys, who already have testi
led for the commonwealth, passec'
One of the strange episodes of the:
rial is the predicapient of Charles H.
Kestle17erg, who testified today. To-1
ight he asked Attorney Smith of the?
efense to smooth over his difficulties
by talking with his wife as to the ne
ystyfor giving the testimony he
"My wife weighs nearly 300 pounds,"
said Kestleberg sadly tonight, "and T
on't know what effect the exposure
will have on her. I simply had to tell
what I k-new, however, after these
boys had testified, and I did so without
regard to the consequences for me."
A girl can be delighted with the way
a man brushes her hair till she mar
CORN SHOW PLANED.
State Commission Held Session in Co
lumbia-Prize List is Irranged.
Columbia State, Sept. 1.
The State commission in charge of
the South Atlantic States Corn expo
sition, which is to be held in Columbia
in December next, began an important
sesion yesterday morning in the office,
of the State department of agriculture I
at the State house. The coming ex
position is to be the second one held
in the South, the first, held here last
year under the same auspices, having
attracted national attention. There is
added interest in the show this year in
view of the announcement recently
made that Columbia is to have the
great National Corn exposition next
year, and every effort is being made
by the commission in charge to make!
the South Atlantic show this year a
proper 4ntroduction to the great show
of 1913. To this end the show this
'Iecember will be considerably differ
tnt and features will be brought in,to
prominence that were neglected last
year because of lack of experience.
President Hudson of the Corn Breed
ers' association; L. L. Baker, vice
president, and Commissioner Watson
were the members of the commission
at the meeting yesterday, the other
two members, D. N. Barrow and W. R.
Perkins, being absent. A. -G. Smith
assisted the commission in the pre
paration of -the premium list.
At the morning session the raising
of the $4,000 by contributions, neces
sary to make the State appropriation
of $3,000 available, was duly certified
to the comptroller general. It was'
announced that Mr. Stevenson, secre
tary of the National Corn show, had
offered his services and would be the
superintendent of exhibits, and that
L. L. Baker would be the superin
tendent of the boys 'department. The
commission determined details as -to
the entrance and entry fees, and ar
ranged for season tickets to be sold
good for the entire exposition period.
A)l ingle tickets are to be good the
entire day on the particular day upon
which they are bought. The associa
tion arranged also for a vigorous pub
licity campaign which will be inaugu
rated about the middle of September.
The aftiernoon was spent in revising
and remodeling the premium list and
:nshig it ready for immediate issue.
here will be a number of radical de
partures from last year's list, and the
lasses and the premiums will be an
It's the iceman who 'fill make the
loudest howl about the coal bills next
A woman can be proud of the way
er 'husband does things if sht has to '
o them for him.
Round Trip Ex
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Account American Electric Rail
1911I. Tickets on sale October 4,
returning October 18, 1911.
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Account International Bible Stude:
1911. Tickets sold August 29 to ~
final limit feturning September 1 2,
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Knoxville, Tenn., and return...
Account Appalachian Exposition,
Tickets sold September 9 to Octol
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[ndianapolis, Ind., and return .
Account of Sovereign Grand Lodg
Tickets sold September 14., 15 and
September 28, 1911.
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