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SIXTIETH YEAR. NO. 263.
MONDAY, AUGUST 21, 1911.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
ON TRIAL FOR
Alleged Young Wife Mur
derer Smilingly Faces
NOT GUILTY, HIS PLEA
JViction to Quash Indictment on
Ground of Error Overruled
and Trial Proceeds.
Chesterfield, Va., Aug. 21. Long be-!
fore the early morning mists had fied J
from the. giart sycamores and pines
in the court house- yard here today the
stage was 6et for the opening of one
of the most spectacular trials in the
history of Virginia, the arraignment
tif Henry Clay Beanie, Jr., of Rich
mond, on an iudictruen". charging
vile murder. !
IJeattie was up with the sun, ready j
for a 15 mile automobile ride from i
Richmond to the jsil here. His jailers j
tsy he slept well, as he hos dorie since !
Lis arrest more than a month aeo.
There was a blight prison pallor on
Lis face. !
GIRL. HEM IS AT JAIL.
Tif ulah Rinford, the pretty 17-year- ;
did girl iu the case, made no prepara- :
tiu:is to leave tlie jail hi Ri -hinoad. :
where she has been held as a mateiiu' .
witness, but I'aul ueattie, tne prison
er's cousin, who has sworn he pur
hased the gun with which Louise
Wellfcrd Owen Reattie was rhot. was
liiHtructt-d last nicht that he must I
leady to make the journey by autonio- ton- rcmmand:ng the Sixty-third com
Hie to Chesterfield. pany of coyst artillery, committed sui-
FATHKU with PHisosER. j ' ide in his room at Fort Woiden by
Bareheaded, chewing and smiling, j taking chloral hydrate. Friday .Captain
Jleriry Clay IJeattie. Jr.. swept up to Thornton was disgraced in the parade
1 he Chesterfield county court house iu rouuds at Port Worden by having
an automobile this morning from Rich-. his stripes toru from his uniform and
mor.d, to answer to the charge that he
JcineaSls "wife a month ago. Judge
Watson arrived shortly before ths
prisoner to convene court. W. T. Tins
ley, the aged father-la-law of Judge
Watson, was much better this morn
ing, and the judge let It be known that
the trial would proceed. Beattie's
father had reached Chesterfield half an
hour earlier, and sat with his son In
ourt exchanging whispers.
OM.Y TWO WHITE WOMEV THERE.
The tiny room was Jammed as the
proceedings began. To discourage the
curious the court ordered all disinter
ested spectators to stand up and re- '
main standing. Two women newspa
per writers were tho enly white rep
rosentatives of the feminine ses in tht
yard or court building. When the case
was called the defense asked a post
ponement for a week, but was over
ruled. A motion to qjash the indict
ment on tho ground of crror w as also
e-verruled. Reattie then pleaded not
When recess was taken for lunch
eon seven Jurors had been selected.
CAMERON IS IN CHICAGO
Kak-Miiun Indicted iu liutterine Cae
Returned J-'rom Canada.
Chi. ago, Aug. 21. Hugh D. Cam-
-ron, former Lead salesman fcr the!
John J. Jelke Putter'ne company,
who was indkted by the federal
grand Jury six weeks ago in cor.net:
t'on with tne alleieed o'.eomargerine
frauds, was brought back to Chica
go today after being arrested zt To
ronto, Canada, where he f.ed.
LA CROSSE SLEEPER DIES
Alrin arnt't Young Kspiri After
-k 'f l"nlriiken sIuiuImt.
La Crosse. Wis., Aug. 21. Alvin
larr.et Ycune, the man whose
week's si 'p bus been puzzl'ng phy
sicians, dud here today. Garnet was
tuppcc-edly in pood health when he
rr!r,.l on iiv. i l.:if 1'. npvpr
' -.l--" .-7i i,i,n.,rh i
contiriaid to take li-iuM nourish
apparently Jc sing no i
CASH IS FLOWING
TO POSTAL BANKS
Yshington Aug 21. Twenty j 1
it t . Ill, ii.ii 1 u s
i stgoatt-d tod.'.v
ral Hi. ( u. k
lrki. At t:
uvs, Iowa, were
' v 1 Vist master (Ipi?-
a postal savings ' ,oia-v b j0M?ph R FlUT' 'ormerly gen
clr.se of business eral superintendent of the logging In-
:.,urr of the CuUed dian vice-
I. I he t:
S; ate? l.a.i -. ; u ; fror
t i: s c ! ur"y lo.
(i. , :. ts :::gr fating
She i.rtt 1
tiou four t.rs -. ti.si pcetcir.cc dt-! w!i0 ta 5hl3 St' hu hom
iguated as io.-'.a sa..r.s.s ranks, re- ir ,he 3St 11 ya. d,t'd here Satur
.ficd ic ,;p..c:ts r.Cf.rega; tuais as djy of heart di ase. Mr. Johnson was
fcii. vs: Nv crk, ." .?.02S; Chi.cs.- a member of the Cth Illinois genera!
go. s:os.316: i: oet on, $-0,722; St. ! tssemMy, representing a centra! part
L,ui-, jiy.t-ii. . ' of the cute.
Forecast Till 7 P. M. Tomorrow, for
Rock Island. Davenport, Moline,
Showers th's afternoon and to
night. Tuesday generally fair and
Highest temperature yesterday 81,
lowest 63, at 7 a. no. 64.
Precipitation up to 7 a, m.. none.
Velocity of wind 6 miles.
Relative humidity at 7 p. m. 60,
at 7 a. m. 57.
Stage of river 4.S, a fall of .5 in
last 24 hours.
Slowly falling stages will continue
in the Mississippi from below Du
buiue to Muscatine.
J. M. SHERIER, Local Forecaster.
(From noon today to noon tomorrow.)
Sun sets C:1G, rises 5:13; moon rises
2:30 a. in.
BARS PROFANITY ON
THE PANAMA CANAL
Privilege Not Even Allowed a
llos. Says Order of Engineer
t v asnington, Aug. zi- -ot even
a gang boss is to be allowed to use
profanity on the Panama canal. Col- j
Just issued an order declaring the
use of profane cr abusive language
by foreman or others, when address
ing subordinates, will not be toler
ated. DISGRACED OFFICER
OF ARMY A SUICIDE
'aptiUii l-'rank T. Thornton Kiuls
His life in Hotel Room at
Tacoma, Wash., Aug. 21. Disgraced
and under arrest for conduct unbecom
i.ig an officer. Captain Frank T. Thorn-
his sword taken aa IiiiifaUowtd
a pgrfod of alleged drunkenness and
his appearance on the parade ground
in uniit condition. Captain Thornton
was 3 'I years old and unmarried. An
aunt lives at Milwaukee, where the
body probably will be shipped. He
j w as born in Indiana. He had been an
J exemplary officer, rising from the
ranks to a captaincy. He served in
the Philippines with the California
volunteers, entering tho regular army
there as a second lieutenant. Six
months ago he was transferred from
Presidio, San Francisco, to Fort Wor-
TORNADO FATAL TO
5 IN NORTH DAKOTA
1-5 Injured and Property Damage
of .$l."O,000 Caused in Storm
Minot, N". D.. Aug. 21. Five dead,
125 injured and $150,000 property
demage is the result of a tornado
which yesterday caused a devasta
tion northeast of this city. The heav
iest losses were caused at West
Hope, Antler, Sourie, Sherwood and
tie vicin'-ty of Moha'.l and I-o-
FIRST FATALITY ON
SPEEDWAY AT ELGIN
II. Ireland. I river. Will Die, and
His Mechanician, Is Seriously
Elgin. 111., Aug. 21. W. H. Ire
land, driver of a Chicago Staver, was
j probably fatally injured today on the
Klgin speedway, and Frank O'Brien,
his mechanician was seriously ln-
whon the ar waa ditched. Both
reside in Chicago.
Al'eged Fraud in
Commissioner of Indian Affairs Yalen-
and Second Assistant Commis
r Hauke conspired each with the
other and with other persons for the
rpetration of traud upon certain In- U
iila a!otrees cf the I.acdu Flsmbean j 1
reservation was filed with the senate
nd house committee on Indian affairs
, . . . .
Ar-geles. Aug. 21. W. R.
Johnson, a pioneer of the middle west.
Governors of 23 States
FOR MORAL WELFARE
General Agreement Upon Stat
ute to Be Adopted by Var
New York. Aug
!1. In response to
queries sent from New York to the
! governors of every state In the union, ! ins both parties, to undertake to ad
Gang t asking his views on the desirability of j Just all immediate differences.
uniform divorce legislation, 23 gover
nors replying, declare themselves in
favor of uniformity, either by federal i
enactment or by general agreement j shortly after 11 o'clock the an
upon a statute to be adopted by the I nouncement was made that the rall
varicus state legislatures. The ques- j way strike had been settled and that
tion will be thoroughly discussed at the men would return to work im
the coming conference of governors in
Spring Lake, X. J.
FEDERAL LAW INADVISABLE.
In stating their views, many gover
nors declare that for legal reasons a
federal law would be inadvisable. It
is also maintained that while divorce
laws in some states are too lax. they
are too severe in others. The moral
welfare of the whole country, it is In
dicated, would be served best by a
broad, common sense regulation of the
NAVAL OFFICER IS KILLED
Whittier of Androscoggin
i .iiccumus to injuries. :
. Hoston, Aug. 21. Lieutenant Wil- j
i liam A. Whittier of the United States !
j revenue cutter Androscoggin died at
the relief hospital yesterday after
noon from injuries received at the
hands of seven thugs who attacked
him and three friends in the north
end on Saturday n'ght. With As
sistant Engineer C. H. Roach of the!gtI-ike
Androscoggin and Frank Gleason
and George S. Farwell, both of Dor-'
Chester, Lieutenant Whittier was re-I
turning to hi ship. An examination
of the body revealed a blood clot on
the brain, the result of a blow from !
Jack. The police arrested !
lorre itaiuui lum iuoruuK. out. rneyi
, .hm. --a , j i
ueuieMBi nuimeri ji rears oiai.i
leaves a wife and 9-vear-rM
daughttr. who live at Sonl "b? ?i
wick. Me. He was graduated from ! ' " U " mi'4 " , !
Arundell Cove -hool in Maryland lnimV6T -,? ., counted- 2'2's i
900 and immediately entered the
revenue service as an ensign. . Cap- J
tain George M. Daniels of the An- i
droscoggln says Lieutenant Whittier!
was an Ideal officer.
Foreclosure en Steamer Company.
Rio Janlero, Braiil, Aug. 21. The
back of Brazil has foreclosed Its mort
gage on the Lloyd Brazilerlo Brazil
ian Steamship company), This action
It was stated to day waa made neces
sary by depreciation In shares of the
ftamh!p company, which has obliga
tions totalling six million dollars is
All of Railroads Rapidly Recov
ering Normal State After
TO ADJUST DIFFERENCES
Sectional Conciliation Boards Are
Provided by Action Taken at
London, Aug. 21. Rai!roads are rap
idly recovering their normal services
today, and managers confidently ex
pected that by evening all lines would
be operating almost as smoothly as
before the general strike ordered last
The settlement was brought about
through the good offices of the govern
ment and the board of trade, which
provided for the appointment of sec
' tional conciliation boards, represent-
wave of relief.
J A great wave of relief swept over
WHERE THE "BAD MEN" COME FROM
the country Saturday night when.
mediately. Telegrams were sent to
all important railway towns bearing
the information and crossed in tran
sit messages to London, describing
strike riots in Llanelly and smaller
towns in the kingdom.
The cabinet had been working
night and day since the strike was
threatened to arrange a compromise.
Most of the credit for the ult'mate
success of their efforts appears to
ri'st upon the shoulders of David
I.loyd-George, chancellor of the ex
chequer. So far as technical advan
tage in the compromise goes, it ap
pears to he in the men's favor.
TO WITHDRAW SOLDIERS.
As a result of the settlement the
soljiers who had been scattered at
strategical railway points about the
country will be withdrawn as fast as
arrangements for transporting them
can be made.
There is no doubt that Saturday's
affair at Llanelly, Wales, In which
the troops fired on a mob, killing
tyo men and wounding two others.
had much Influence In ending the
DOC K WORKERS TO RESCME.
Liverpool, Aug. 21. The striking
HnAl u-nrlora v i -7-. trt refn rn tn XI-1- rr
her foliowing a settlement with the
hf owcer8 t,B afternoon,
Mar hin to Be Rer.aileH-
. a 01 Ta
city control- j
otinced that !
, -hi-.,.j ...nf . i
. . , . . .
fatu-8. 'rot?.e "J61?
were found illegal,
German Flra Costs $1,250,000.
Frankfort, Germany. Aug. 21. The
Opel sewirg machine and bicycle
works at Rnsselhclm were destroyed ;'
by Cra. Two persons perished la the !
am. anl rrary were Inlured. Th !
less la estimated at between
0C0 and 1.250,OC0.
Thousands of Meooo at Detroit,
Detroit, Mich., Aug. SI. Thousands
of members of the Loyal Order of
Mooe are gathered here today for the
23d International convention of their j
order, which emdally opened today,
President Completes Plans
for Trip to Pacific
IS TO START SEPT. 17
During Six Weeks of Travel He
Expects to Invade All of In
Washington, Aug. 21. Plana for
President Taffs coming trip through
the west and to the Pacific coast
were completed yesterday. The jour
ney will be almost as extensive as
that taken by the president on his
famous "swing around the circle" in
1309, when he traveled over more
thaJi 1 3,000 miles and visited 33
states. He will break ground for
the Panama canal exposition at San
Francisco, make several score of ad
dresses and attempt to scale the 14,
000 feet of Mount Hainier's precipi
WILL HE COM: SIX WEEKS.
According to the present arrange
ment the president will be gone six
weeks. In that' time it is expected
that he will make close to 200
speeches, from platforms, from the
rear end of his private car and at
other places not on the regular
schedule. Republican leaders look
upon the trip as the most important,
politically, that the president has
mapped out since he entered the
White house. He will go through all
the states in the west in which they
recognize the domination of the pro
gressive republicans, who are count
ed on to oppose his renomlnation
next year. :
THREE WEEKS AT REVERLV.
I'ntil the question of the adjourn
ment cf congress was out of the way
the president was undecided as to
whether he 6hould be gone three!
weeks or six. With adjournment!
practically assured for this week the i
nreMfienr feU that ha rr-r r thrC.
week, rest at Beverly" h in trim '
to stand the admittedly hard grind
of 4 0 days in a private car.
The president probably will leave
orpi. ai. H.-LU.UIUS fMl -
aouui .ui. i . lie win so west
tnrougn towa, Kansas,
Colorado and Nevada to
M the big cities !n the.e states.
including Des Moines. Kansas CHy.
i umruia, Denver and halt Lake City,
trip contemplates stops at scores of
smaller places as well.
ROITE FOR RETIRS.
From Caltfortia the presdnt will
north to Portland aud Seattle.
Three days are to be spent In Wash
ington state aaa tne route eastward i
will al!)w him to step in Idaho, '
ilentana, ths Dakota and Minn-t
While no "spellbinder are tr he I
takn along, it is probable
members of the ratine: or congress-'
wen will become traveling compan-'
ATWOOD NEAR TO
END OF HIS TRIP
Boston Aviator Says He Ex
pecta to Spend the Night
in Syracuse, N. Y.
WITH 239 MILES TO TRAVEL
Man Flying, lie States, to Be Frao
ticaL Most Be Confined to
Auburn, N. T.. Aug. 21. Speak
ing to a newspaper nan, Atwood said
today he would be enable to leave
Lyons for Utica until 4 this after
noon. He said he would probably
stop at Syracuse after detouring over
Auburn. If he reaches Syracuse to
night he will have flown 1.026
miles since he left St. Louis a week
ago today, leaving 23 9 miles to fly
before finishing in New York city.
One result of his flight, Atwood said,
will be to encourage long-distance
flying in place of aviation meets.
MEETS SOOX TO STOP.
"Aviation meets, &s they are man
aged now, will soon be a thing of the
past," declared Atwood. "They in
vite too many spectacular attempts
with fatal results. Man flight, if it
is to be developed along the line of
practical results, must be confined to
simple flying. It is more credit to
civilization that a man can fly across
the continent than turn a flip-flop in
ions of the president at the various
places enroute. Topics for the presi
dent's addresses will not be hard to
find, the party leaders say.
600 FEET TO DEATH
Dalloonisfa Tumble From the Sky
Witnessed by Thousands at
Marlon, Ind., Aug. 21. Frank
Crawford, 35 years old, an aeronaut
whose home was at Anderson, Ind.,
fell from his balloon 600 feet yes
terday afternoon and met instant
death. His fall was witnessed by
thousands who were at the park from
which he made the flight. His wife
fell in a faint. Crawford was at
tempting to make a double parachute
leap when he lost his hold and tum
bled. ENCAMPMENT OF THE
GRAND ARMY OPENED
Hound of Receptions and Keuuioii
Marks Beginning of lloch
Rochester, N. Y., Aug. 21. Re
ceptions, reunions and sessions of
affiliated organizations meeting hero
in connection with the annual en
campment of the Grand Army of the
Republic, marked the opening of the
national encampment week today.
REFORMED PURE FOOD
LAWS ARE AGITATED
National Association of State Com
iuissioiiers in Annual Meeting
Duluth. Minn., Aug. 21. Nation
wide uniform and reformed pure
food laws are sought by the delegates
to the convention of the National As
sociation of State Pure Food and
Dairy Commissioners here. This af
ternoon Food Commissioner Jones of
Illinois is scheduled to deliver an
address on "Packages and Their La
beling." HONOR A MAINE VICTIM
Itemains of Kngineer Merritt Arc
Laid to Rest at Red Oak, Iowa.
Red Oak, Iowa, Aug. 21. The i
funeral of Lieutenant Darwiu R
Merritt. tne naval omcer and en-
gineer who lost hia life when the I
battleship Maine sank beneath the j
."" " v,. . ...
88- was LeW h"re- IJus,,K'88 art "
pel.ded while the old, neighbors and
friends of the family who knew him
t in hia -fiiith ul t fnrtf( thf m-rvlft.A
Th; military, executive
r.r.(..,H,, in th flinf.P:. ,.,.rff.n
which wound its way from the Chau
tauqua pavilion to the cemetery
with Company M of the 56th regi
ment, I. N. G., acting as escort for
the b-,dy. Justice Horace K. Iee-
raer of the supreme court delivered
the funeral oration. The state w as
represented by Governor B. V. Car- ;
roll and members of his staff, while !
the Judiciary was represented by i
Federal Judge Smith B. Mcpherson 1
and Justice Deemer. Adjutant Gen
eral Guy A. Logan sn3 several state)
guard officers represented
Geldel on Trial.
New York, An. 21. Pa'd
r.0i t.i i
that;the Lell.joy charged with the murder I
of William Henry Jackson, an
broker, began here today.
Secretary Tells House
BACKS UP MR. M'CABt
Declares He Is Responsible for
Increasing Power of De
Washington, Aug. 21. Secretary
of Agriculture Wilson before the
house committee today severely criti
cised Dr. Wiley Tor his course rela
tive to pure food drug work and told
In a more or less general way of
"family troubles," which led to the
recommendation for Wiley's dismis
sal. Wilson declared Wiley In his
testimony had withheld material
matters relative to the controversy
over sulphur dioxide in fruit.
KEPT PACTS FROM HIM.
He complained that Wiley did not
come to him to discuss subjects about
which he had talked freely to the
Investigating committee, and he
promised to have a little chat with
the chief of the bureau of chemistry
when he returned from his vacation.
In appointing a pure food drag In
spection board and the creation of a
referee board, Wilson said ho con
sidered Wiley had been done a kind
ness rather than insulted.
Wilson shifted all responsibility
for the employment of Dr. Rusby to
Wiley, who, he said, was the head
of the bureau without question, and
that he (Wilson) and not Solicitor
McCabe, was responsible for increas
ing the power of the solicitor.
CONCiHESS AIJOl'RS TOMORROW.
Washington, Aug. 21. Leaders in
the senate and house reported au un
derstanding this afternoon that con
gress adjourn tomorrow afternoon,
but the house will be determined by
the convenience of Taft. The mem
bers of both parties agreed it would
be discourteous fo the president lo
adjourn without giving him a chance
to transmit to the house hia veto of
the cotton bill. It was decided,
however, no action would be taken
upon the veto.
IIOISE AMENIMIKMS 1IIRREI).
Washington, Aug. 21. The rule un
der which the cotton bill was taken
up in the house today barred any house
amendments to the Hcnate measure.
Madison of Kansas, insurgent repub
lican, denounced the rule as the most
drastic ever offered in the house. '
I-ltESIDENT .I;S STTEIIOOI.
Washington, Aug. 21. The president
at 3:08 this afternoon signed the res
olution for the admittance to state
hood of Arizona and New Mexico.
MnOHITV REPORT O 'I'll EAT IE.
Washington, Aug. 21. A minority
report on the general arbitration
treaties was presented at today's ex
ecutive session of the senate by Cul
lom and Root. They recommended
a declaration saving the Monroe
doctrine and other purely nil iues
tlons from operation In thu treaty.
Hurton presented a report urging
TO EMI I.IIUi l ALfKA.
Washington, Aug. 21. -In a speech
in tho beuato today. La Folktte. advo
cated the establishment of a federal
board of public woiks to own and op
crate all public utilities In Alaska, and
the governni'-iital control of the nat
ural resourc s of thnt. territory. It
Koiieite declared the most important
is governmental control of the trans
portation fa'ii,ti(;H, which, he t-ald,
would forever "remove the Irre-ilstiblo
temptation of dis lliniuatioii, rebates
atd corruption, which hav; character-
! i.el the worst period of our railroad
A I . I n
Mason Ity. Iowa, Aug. 21. .JOH;f
Ithan H. Wheel, r, aged 02. a banker.
died here today.
PARROT, IN FIRE,
SAVES 20 PEOPLE
New York. Aug. 21 A gr -u pario'
gave an alarm of 'ue In a I'lu'vi
Maii.ioii avenue ajar'i.ieiit tionse iu
day and sa'.ed ihe lives of i peisoiis
who would otherwise have been suffo
cated by the dense emoVe which filled
trie, upper floors of the buildii-g. The
parrot tossed its o -iit. iieury V.'.
Iearhorn, hKr&zry cf the li'idot;-
Fulton Celebration as.sociaiion, b i".l
i. . . . II .....
Ion." Fire In the apartrmi.t above
I Iv-arhrrn wakened a farruly who gra'-
17. . . .
tJ tbe parrots cae aii'j
r.iu to th'
reet. where a policeman was notified.
a .. a V. , . ... ,a I'l.
'lota 1 $V;;i,