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THEN DIES IN CHAIR
YOUNG VIRGINIA WIFE-MURDER
ER IS EXECUTED.
Slayer Goes to His Death With Un
changed Stoicism--Three Shocks
Richmond, Va., Nov. 24.-Henry Clay
3eattie, Jr., went to his death at dawn
today the self-confessed murderer of
iis young wife. The confession was
mot made public until four hours after
'he had paid the toll exacted by the
law. He maintained to the .end the re
markable nerve he had exhibited since
first he was accused of killing his wife
on the lone Midlothian turnpike on
the night of July 18. His last expres
sion was a sneer when he observed the
chair that was to launch him into eter
The confession was made public in
the rotunda of a down-town hotel by
the Rev. Benj. Dennis, one of the min
isters who had laborea with Beattie
to repent. As a matter of fact, it was
acknowledged by the minister that
Beattie first admitted his guilt No
vember 9, the day after he entered the
death cell and before the fruitless ap
peal for a commutation of the sentence
was made to Gov. Mann. It was not
until yesterday that he would agree to
.its being put in writing for his signa
ture. Then all hope with Gov. Ma:n
-was gone. The extraordinary docu
"I, Henry Clay Beai.tie, , desirous
of standing right befora God and man,
do on this, the 23rd day of November,
1911, confess my guilt rif the crime
against me. Muc'L nat was -published
concerning the details wa- not true,
but the awful fact, without the nar
row circumstances, remains. For this
.action I am truly sorry, and beieving
that I am at peace with God anL am
soon to pass into His presence, his
statement is made."
Beatle's confession was followed b7
this statement by the attending min
"This statement was signed in t'.ie
Dresence of the two attending minis
ters and is the only statement the
can and will be made public by them.
"Mr. Beattie desired to thank the
many friends for kind letters and ex
Dressions of interest and the public
for whatever sympathy was felt or ex
An Interested Prisoner.
Beattie's attitude throughout the
:trial and the imprisonment that was
-ended only on his death was a study
-for a psychologist. He read the news
vapers avidly. Every reference to his
case and to the fact that he was go
ing to the chair without acknowledg
Sng his crime in the hope of saving
bis aged father further sorrow, ac
cording to those who were with him
to the end, seemed to afford him su
preme satisfaction. Apparently he
gloated over the notoriety his crime
bad brought him.
Even after his confession he maiu
tained his air of bravado. What had
since November 9 been considered
stocism now is recognized as cynicism.
His remarkable nerve seems to have
had its basis and support in the knowl
edge that he was being applauded as
a man of Spartan courage and infiecxi
The secret of his confession was
yneld inviolate by the ministers until
.stoday. Not even the broken-hearted
- father knew of its existence, friends
.of the family declare. Not until four
hours after he had been pronounced
dead in the death chamber in State's
prison were the murderer's attorneys
cognizant that he had made a clean
.breast of his guilt.
Went to Chair Gamely.
~With 'the intrepidity that had mark
~ed his conduct from the beginning,
Beattie went to the chair and brought
the sordid story to a dramatic end.
The shock that killed Beattie was
given at exactly 7:19 o'clock this
morning. Three times the current
was turned on and at 7:23 it was shut
off. Doctors W. T. and St. Julien Op
penheimer a minute later announced
;that death had been instantaneous.
.The 22 persons in the death chamn
'ber thereupon filed out and the end
-of a lengthy and costly battle for jus
tice bad ended.
In addition to the two physicians
there were gathered in the death
house when Beattie appeared the 12
-witnesses to the execution as required
by law, the Rev". John J. Fix, the Rev.
Benj. Dennis, Maj. James B. Woods,
superintendenlt of the penitentiary, the
electrician and four deputy wardens.
The room was flooded with light from
a group of incandescent lamps set in
the low ceiling and a light that swung
on its cord immediately above the
A Silent Scene.
Thee was no conversation. The
witnesses labored under too great a
strain and all, even the prison at
tendants, seemed ill at ease and anx
ious to be done. The electrician
brought a board studded with electric
bulbs and laid it across the arms of
the chair. The lamps blazed brightly.
Then in other ways the instrument of
death was tested and finally at a sig
nal attendants went over the appara
tus, attaching the deadly electrodes
and testing every strap and clamp.
When the preliminaries were -over,
Mai. Woods, accompanied by two de
puties, threw back an iron studded
door and started for the death cell.
Instantly the death chamber was
plunged in blackness with the excep
tion of a vivid circle of 1 -t from the
hooded and powerful lamps above. the
chair. The chair, an oaken bit of fur-,I
niture, which, except for straps and]
steel bands, might grace any library,
was on a rubber mat. All but it was
obscured, the dazzling rays from the
low swinging lamp throwing every
thing else into darkness so dense as,,
almost to be felt.
. Death Warrant Read.
The little party in the chamber
heard the superintendent a few feet,1
away droning out the death warrant.
Beattie listened to it with intensity,
but did not flinch. Re stood during
the readng, as is the custom, and
when it was ended he swayed just a
trifle, but quickly recovered.
Then, without assistance, he took
his place between the guards and be- ]
gan his march to the unknown.
His entrance to the death chamberl
was as dramatic as anything he had
done since first he commanded the
public eye. He halted for a moment
on the threshold, looked on the chair,.
with an inscrutable smile that had in
it the hint of a sneer, and then walked
briskly forward. Not once did he deign I
to strive to pierce the blackness out
side his circle of glowing light.
It had been feared that the prisoner!
would flinch when the moment came
to seat himself in tae chair. There
was no trepidation and not a hint of
hesitation in Beattie's attitude. Still
wearing his peculiar smile, half amus
ed and half cynical, he stepped lightly
into the seat, settled himself as though
he had been looking forward to the
rest and assisted the attendants in ad
iusting the straps and clamps by plac
i:1g his arms and hands in the proper
position. The only indication that he1
was under a nervous strain was, dis
closed by his tightly clenched teeth.
During the few seconds preceding the
turning on of the current Beattie mov
ed once. While the attendants were
stepping back, he squeezed his feet
back as though to seek a still more1
comfortable position. At the same].
time he raised his head, now almost
completely hidden by the leather hel
met that covered the upper part of
his head an4 face. The next second
'the shock came.
WhnTaken to Morgue. I]
Whnthe law was avenged and the
witnesses were gone the prison at-* I
tendants removed the body to the mor- I
tuary room which adjoins the death i
chamber. There it lay for four hours i
until an undertaker, authorized by the
Beattie family to prepare it for burial, 1i
remov1ed it to his me,rgue.1
Later it was taken to the Beattie I
home, where funeral services attendled
only by the family, will be held. In-]
terment in Muary cemetery will follow
When the funeral cortege moves to1f
the cemetery Sunday afternoon the Ii
morbid will not finG places near the
grave to satisfy their curiosity. The I
police have received orders to clear 1
the cemetery during the service, and i
to permit no one to enter the burial I
ground save the Beam:es and their I
Tonight the Beattie family is lone S
with grief. The window shades in the I
residence are drawn tight and no Ii
movement is seen about the place. I
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA, I
COUNTY OF NEWBERRY.
In Court Common Pleas.
Wallace B. Todd, Plaintiff,
James J. Lane, The Scottish Ameri- f
can Co., Limited, Tench C. Pool, The
Bank of Columbia, S. C., The Pal- a
metto National Bank, M. S. Bailey <
& Son, The First National Bank of ~
Clinton, S. C., The Carolina Nation
al Bank of Columbia, S. C.; South '1
Carolina Loan and Trust Co., and
Georgia Chemical Works, Defend
Pursuant to an order of the court k
here dated- 16th October, 1911, by his!
honor, George W. Gage, presiding I
judge for Eighth circuit, I will sell at:.)
pu'blic outcry to the highest bidder t
before the court hoyuse at Newberry, 1
South Carolina, within the legal hours I
of sale, on Monday, salesday, Decem- C
ber 4, 1911, the following described .1
tracts of land, to wit, same being lands I
of James J. Lane:
Tract No. 1 of the ''GIymph place,'
being s:ihtua and lying in the county
f Newberry, State of South Carolina,
ontaining one hundred six and thir
een one-hundredths (106 13-100)
cres, more or less, bounded by lands
f W. F. Brown, estate of Young Tobe,
'ract No. 2 of the Glymph place, and
drs. Mattie Glymph.
Tract No. 2, of the Glymph. place,
ying and being situate in Newberry
ounty, State of South Carolina, con
aining eighty-seven and three one
Undreds (87 3-100) acres, more or
9s, bounded by Tract No. 1 of the
lymph place, lands of Young Tobe,
ohn Cromer, E. L. Glymph and Mrs.
[attie L. Glymph.
Tract No. 1 of the Duncan place, ly
ig and being situate in the county 'of
;ewberry, State of South Carolina,
ontaining one hundred fifty-five and
ighty-eight one hundredths (155 88
00) acres, more or less, bounded by
ands of Henry Suber, J. L. Crooks, J.
. Dickert, Tract Number 2
If the Duncan place, and Broad river.1
Tract No. 2 of the Duncan place, ly
ng and being situate in Newberry
ounty, State of South Carolina, con
aining One Hundred Twenty-Three:
nd Forty One-Hundredths (123 40
.08) acres, more -or less, bounded by
'ract No. 1 of the "Duncan place,"
ands of J. R. Dickert and Broad river.
The Wicker Place, lying and being
ituate in the County of Newberry,
tate of South Carolina, containng
eventy-Six and Eighty-Four Hun
redths (76 84-100) Acres, more or
ess, bounded by lands of W. D. Bun
rick, John Ringer, Mrs. William
,ane, B. Cromer and Mrs. Mary Wed
The Hentz Place, lying and being
ituate in thle County of Newberry,
tate of South Carolina, containing'
ortyThree (43) Acres, more or less,
ounded by lands of Sarah Fe.lker,
ligh and drooks, Estate of John Ear
~le and W. F. Suber. -.
The "Glymphl Mill' Tract, lyiw;~ aand
eing situate in the Couiry of New-A
erry, State of South Caroinia, con
ining Sixty (60) Acres, mor2 oi I'nss' is t
ounded by Broad rive", :audI.3 of .i. S. chili
. Suber, W. F. Brown and others. ten:
The "Oxn'er" Place, lying and being che~
ituate in the County of Nowherry,
tate of South Carolina, containing wro
~wenty (20) Acres, more nr less, but
nd bounded by lands of Mrs. Carrie rem
ane and others. crot
Terms of Sale: Except aIs to the 03- thro
er Place, one-third 'of the pu:chaset sani
rice to be paid in cash, the balance hay
1 two equal annual insta'31ments, wit.i $1.0'
2terest from day of sale at 8 per cen- Peln
urn per annum, the credit portion to -
e secured by the bond of tjhe purchas
r and a mortgage of the premises A
ld,' with leave to the purchaser to tis1
nticipate payments in whole or in New
art; the mortgage t. pro-ide for aT The;
torney fee of 10 per cent. of the that
mount due thereon in case same is stip:
>reclosed by suit or placed in the ohill
ands of an attorney for collection. -
'e Oxner place the purchaser shall NO
e required to pay one-half of his bid
i cash, the balance in one year, withi N(
terest at 8 per, centum per annum' ders
rm day of sale, the credit portio:1 to
e secured by the bond of the pnr
aser and a mortgage of the premise~s ina
:ld, with leave to tihe per:chaser toofi
ay all or part of the credit portio.1 berr
a cash; all other terms shall be as of N
rovided in terms for the foregoing and
-acts. Purchasers to pay for papers~ a dit
nd recording same.
H. H. R.ikard,
Master for Newberry County.
November 6, 1911.
On the Duncan place is one million be
et of fine yellow pine timber.O
On the Glymph place, two hundred --
nd fifty thousand feet of same kind
f timber. H<
Now is the time to subscribe to Salv
'he Herald and News. past
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ersigned will make a final settle- I
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[umbert, deceased, in the~ office of the
udge of Probate for Newberry Coun- N<
, S. C., on the 28th day of November, book
11, at 11 o'clock a. in., and will im- Tow
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THE TOWN OF NEW- shall be allowed to
BERRY, S. C. town election to I
~tice is hereby given that the day of December,
of registration of voters for the elections to be he
of Newberry, S. C., will be open- Newberry during
the office of t.he clerk and treas- months.
n the opera house, from the 29th The production
f September, 1911, untIl the 30th registration from
f November, 1911, both days In- tration of Newber
e (Sundays excepted), between the applicant to vo
ours of 9 o'clock In the forenoon cinct within the 4t
5 o'clock,i t,, ma nauomn. 3. R. the Town of New
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and oose o vr Thyou isur.I
appointed supervis- ."esidence within the limits of the
Only such personis municipality for four months preced
ein provided for ing the annual election for the year
vote at the regular 1911, and the payment of all taxes as
e held on the 12th sessed against him, due and collectible
911, and at special for the previous fiscal year, are neces
Id in the Town of sary to entitle the applicant to regis
the next twelve ter'.
By order of the Town Counicil of th~e
of a certificate of Town of Newberry, S. C., on the 5th
:he oard of regis- day of September, 1911.
ry county entitling 3. 3. Langford, Mayor.
te n a polling pre- Attest:
corporate limits of J. R. Scurry,
um e nt o nf his C. & T. T. C. N.. S. C.