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WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 1911. TEN PAGES.
SIXTIETH YEAR NO. 27
PRICE TWO CENTS.
"I'LL BE HOME SUNDAY:"
BEATTIE; ARGUMENTS OPEN
Testimony in Case Ends
Without Calling Beu
WOULD HELP ACCUSED
Defense Will Base Closing Ap
peal to an Attack Upon
Story of Cousin Paul.
Chesterfield Court House, Va , Sept. ,
6. "I expect to be home Sunday. I :
feel that my story has impressed the j
jurors, and believe uney win give me
a square deal." This was the confident
remark of Henry Clay Beattie, as he
sat in his cell here today. He gave
no indication of uneasiness and ner- i
vousness. The prosecution's main ar-J Taf t and La Follette Support
gument will center about one ques- j ers Planning to Fire Guns
non: mow aia me same gun wnicn
Paul Beattie bought for his cousin j
Henry Saturday, July 15, come to be
in the hands of the alleged highway
man on the Midlothian turnpike the
night of Tuesday, July 18. The de
fenae has admitted by its witnesses
that Paul purchased the very gurj
which was later identified by Henry as
the one that killed Mrs. Beattie. The j
argument of the defense, it is believed, i
will be in the nature of an attack upo'i j
Paul Beattie's story. I
-OIRI.'S" STORV IXTOM).
With unexpected brevity both the
onimon wealth and the defense in the1
trial of Henry Clay Beattie, Jr., indict-
ed for the murder of his wife, closed
the evidence in the case shortly after
C o'clock last night. ,
Judge Watson announced that court !
would adjourn until Thursday morn-!
ing. Today will be devoted to the ar-1
uments of counsel with the court as 1
to the .'nstructions to be given the jury
before the arguments proper are begun
When court adjourned last night
Bculah Binford, the girl alleged by the
prosecution to have furnished the mo
tive for the murder by Beattie of his
oung wife, still was in jail without
having. .uttered, jl. word..oft&tiajiuy.
Scarcely an hour passed in the 11 days
f testimony that her name was not on
the lips of the witnesses or counsel.
FEAR TO CALL. GIRL.
Admittedly fearing that she would ;
scrupulously avoid injuring the case of ;
Jieattie at any cost, annougn 8'ate-
menls and Interviews had fortified the
prosecution with what it regarded as
all necessary Information, the com-
monwealth did not put her on the j
-We have proved that she was the ,
motive for the crime," said Prosecutor,
vveuaenuerg. wnnoui Bearing ner xes-1 keep ia conetant and direct communi
limony. as our witnesses and the ad-;catkm wlth the nave been formu.
missions of the prisoner himself have , iaU,d by invento Marconi, who has
told the Jury enough." j been conducting experiments here.
Another figure. Paul Beattie. cousin 1
of the accused, whose confession con-j HAUPCD flC Uf AD
lerulng the alleged purchase of a shot. ALL UAilULri UT If A II
gun for Henry four days before the' unill errrRfiO rrrrr
homicide led to the building of the! N U If oLLlfld lAootU
case for the prosecution, likewise was j
Kept in jail. j Germany and France Have Reached
C ASK CLOSES STDDE.NI. Y. 1
The closing of the case was sudden, j
Henry M. Smith and Hill Carter, attor- j
neys for the defense, announced that :
they had a few witnesses for sur-re- j
Initial, but bald that if the common-!
wealth would agree to rest i'.s case ;
they would do likewise.
The offer as accepted, and Judge ,
Watson arranged to meet counsel for ;
b-jtlj sides in Richmond .today in a cou- swords over the Moroccan question."
f.Tei:ce concerning instructions to be : Paris, Sept. 6. Advices here to
given to the jury. ; day from Berlin intimate the Ger-
The feature of yesterday's testimony
was tne prosecunons attacK on trie i
Mai.-mt of Henry Beattie that he did .
i.oi i.ietl tils cousin, iaai, on me ,
Thi'rurlnv nreriiT the murrter when
the latter has testified, be was asked '
to hnv iHo chntin with u-hirh 1f is
fll!,ged the crime was commuted. J
Witness after witness was produced !
ru-r the accused had been excused !
from tbe stand on cross examination
who told of an automobile ride taken
by Paul on the night in question with
.-. young man answering the descrip
tion of Henry.
Secretary Wilson In Denver.
AsriJultui-e Wilson arrived here today j
to take in the dedication tomorrow of 1
nn irrigation project designed to wat-j
r U0t0 acres of land within sigh; i
REV. 0. E. DAVIS
Oeors-.-town. British Guiana. Sept.
f - iiv. o. K. Davis, superintendent of '
the British Guiana mission cf the Sev- j
was announced yesterday, was poison-1
ed. It is understood that his caru-j
po'yjc.ircy exasperated -
Forecast Till 7 P. M. Tomorrow, fot
Rock Island, Davenport, Moline,
Unsettled -weather -with showers
tonight or Thursday, cooler tonight.
Temperature at 7 a, m. 61. Highest
yesterday 66, lowest last night 60.
Velocity of -wind at 7 a. m. 12
miles per hour.
Relative humidity at 7 p. m. 61, at
7 a. m. 78.
Stage of water 1.2, no change in
last 24 hours.
J. M. SHERIER, Local Forecaster.
(From noon today to noon tomorrow.) j
Sun sets 6:20, rises 5:2S; moon seta .
4.-05 a. m.
ON IN MINNESOTA
ARRANGE TWO BANQUETS!
Young Men's Jteptibliean Clubs Is
K-lhuisini; the Cause of the
Minneapolis, Minn., Sept. C. Held
simultaneously, two meetings here last j
night sought to further respectively j
the interests of T;; and of La Follette j
in Minnesota. Taft supporters at ri
session of the Young Men's Republican
clulj added a few more touches to the
presidential program. At the same timi
a gathering of the executive commit
tee of the Minnesota Progressive Re
publican league, followers of the Wis
consin senator, completed arrange
merits for a banquet tomorrow night.
LKMtOOT A.M MKRKIAM.
The principal speakers will be Con-!
pressman Lenroot of Wisconsin anj i
Professor Charles K. Merriam. recent- J
ly a niayorality candidate in Chicago.
The Young Men's Republican club pro.
poses to give Taft a notable reception
upon his visit Jo .MinjieappUs Oc. 21..,-.
TO KEEP ALL SHIPS
IN CONSTANT TOUCH
rconi Planum;: Kreotion of Pov.
erful Wireless Station at St.
Johns, X. F.
gt JoLn8 N y gept 6.Plang for
the erection of a wireless station of
KUffldpnt now,r to allow steam pi- lv.
ing 1etween Kurope and America, to i
an lnd erst audi ng. According
to Latest Report.
Berlin, Sept. 6.-The Lokal Apzei-
ger says French proposals and Ger
man counter proposals each contain
basis for an understanding. The Co-
logne Gazette says: "We are convinc-'
ed Germany and France will not cross
mu-a ""P'ai ccaaceiior nas inai-
Posals presented last Monday to the
uerman ioreign minister oy
t rencn amuassaaor, looking to a sei-
Uin,.( r,t th m,o ; i
tlmant df f hd Mnrivran Hiannto
; hIdl " though !
LUSpaiCUes, C1CU IOOK 88 lOOUgtt
he-v ad aK common origin at the
French embassy in Berlin, received
today b7 6evraJ Par' newspapers.
ais-o luuicaie an eaiiy agreement, 'u
the Moroccan dispute is probable.
Stettin, russia, Sept. 6. A run on
savings banks here caused by the cir
culation of tumors that war between
France and Germany was Impending
continued today. All attempts of bank
ing officials to reassure depositors
Tries to Save Son; Dies.
Dubuqv.e. Iowa, Sept. 6. In an ef
fort to rescue her 12-year-old sou, who
had fallen into the Maquoketa river,
near New Vienna, Mrs. Bernard Wes-
sfle, aged 40 years, plunged into the; the pastor's sudden withdrawal from
river and drowned with him. jthe Southern Methodist ministry, and
his departure from Clarence. It be-
Prefers Death to School. j came known today that Pastor John-
Joplin. Mo., Sept. 6. Preferring ! son's "injudicious" letter was written
dea'h to attendance at school. Homer
Davenport , killed himself. The boy
ttot himself through the heart and
fell - dead at the feet of his father,
Oakland. Cal.. Sept. C. Eddie Smith,
a well-known sporting writer and fight
referee, is dead.
He had been ill sev-
XF.WS IT KM Tl.e Tenth Tinted States fnfantry has received
zone to protect the cana '.: revolution which it is feared is brewing
n X II X O
UOWntall Ol 3 iTOmMenT
Woman Caused by
FORCE IN COLORADO
Accomplished Daughter of New
York Parents, She Takes
Stump for Populism.
Denver, Col., Sept. 6. The body of j
Helen F. Dixon, once the most 1
prominent woman politician in Color-!
ado, was found last night in her squal-1
id home here. She had been deal
eight hours. Mrs. Dixon was gradua
ted from the New York Academy of
Music, and was said to be the daugh
ter of well-to-do eastern parents.
She was an accomplished elocution- j
ist and employed this talent in the cholera in servia.
populistic cause when that movement, Belgrade. Servia. Sept. 6. Choi
spread over Colorado. She was gen - - i rr!nr in TurVov h
n? credited with the lion's share of
the credit for the election of Governor
Davis H. Waite. During Governor
Waite's administration she was cred-
jted with having a marked influence
in state affairs. Following the down
fall of the populisf movement Mrs.
Dixon became addicted to alcohol and
morphine and frequently figured In
the poijce court
LIVES IV POVERTY.
HnpiniT tha lact fair vaara tti o Vi n .1
hen livlnz m novertv. In one of he.-
ponce court appearances sne oiamea
ber PoliticaI acUvities for her down-
PENS GIRL LETTER;
for Insgrace of Rev. H. X
Johnson of Missouri.
Clarence, Mo., Sept. 6. A letter
written by Rev. H. Norwood Johnson
to a young woman of bis congregation,
and a letter written to the minister
by Oscar Callison. a bank clerk, are
believed to have been the causes of
to a young woman who had shown
marked admiration for him and had
been a frequent caller at his home.
Bank Statement Called For.
Washington, Sept. 6. The controller
of the currency has issued a call for
a statement of the condition of na
tional backs at the close of business
"Iday. Sept. l. 1911.
UNCLE SAM'S READY FOR 'EM
IN ITALY 30,000
Terrorized Inhabitants Making
Attack on Government
SEE PLOT TO SLAY POOR
People, in l&nornce. Resist Meas
ures of Prevention Plague
Chiasso, Switzerland, Sept. 6.
Since the beginning of the present
year the total number of deaths from
cholera in Italy has passed the 30,
000 mark. Terror and superstition
are causing outbreaks of violence
I among the inhabitants, who consider
j the authorities responsible for the
FEAR GOVERNMENT PLOT.
Health measures are opposed by
the people, who think that the nieas-
ures have been put into effect for
tlle purpose of spreading the infec
tion, firmly believing that it is the
desire of the authorities to kill,
through poison, a large number of
the people and in that way get rid
of the poor.
The most energetic measures have
been adopted by the Italian govern-
ment to maintain order
cro;sed the Turkish frontier. Twelve
cases of the disease were reported
yesterday at the Servian town of
GIVE WILSON BOOST
New Club Also Favors Nomination of
Former Slayor E. F. Dunne
Chicago, Sept. 6. The first club
formd in the west to further the cm
didacy of "Woodrow "Wilson for the
democratic presidential nomination
was organized here last night. The
members declared themselves in favor
of former Mayor Edward F. Dunne, for
governor of Illinois
WOMAN, 84 ASKS DIVORCE
Ohioan Says Her Husband No Ixmger
Will Provide Living.
Findlay, Ohio, Sept. 6. Mrs. Del
ilah Cook. 84. yesterday sued for di
vorce from the roan who has been
her husband for 60 years, Stephen
Cook, 84, a farmer living near here.
She claims that he no longer will
provide for her.
Hayes Defeats Larson.
Cleveland, Ohio. Sept. 6. Grover
Ha yea of Columbus, O., defeated
"Chuck" Larsen of Chicago in a 10
round bout here. Larson was out
classed from the start.
Pope Confirm Appointment.
Rome. Sept. 6. The pope today rati
fied the appointment of Right Rev.
Joseph M. Koudelka of Cleveland as
auxiliary archbishops of Milwaukee.
rush orders to go to the Panama
in lit'Ie republic.
BURGESS IN A
Swimmer Crosses English
Channel After Years
IS 24 HOURS ON TRIP
Emulates Accomplishment of
Captain Webb in 1875 -Last
London. Sept. 6. William Burgess
today successfully swam the English
channel, from Dover to Cape Grisnez.
The swimmer landed at Cape Grisnez
at 10:30 this morning, almost exactly
24 hours after leaving Dover.
BEEN TRYING FOR YEARS.
Burgess had been trying for years to
emulate the feat of Captain Webb in
1875, and several times he got with
in a mile of the goal only to be swept
away by the receding tide. On this
occasion, which Burgess declared
would be his last attempt, he started
from South Foreland at 10:50 o'clock
yesterday morning. A strong tide was
flowing and the swimmer had a tough
task to get past Goodwin Sands.
NOT SEEN BY SHIPS.
Four hours after bis departure the
swimmer was only six miles on his
way. This was the last beard of him
until news of his success in reaching
the French shore reached here, and con
siderable anxiety was being felt as to
bis fate. A heavy fog enveloped the
channel last night and crossing steam
ers failed to sight the swimmer.
BAILEY NOT TO TRY
FOR ANOTHER TERM
Report I That the Texas Senator
Will Go to New York City to
Iractice Law. ,
Gainesville, Texas, Sept. 6. Senator
Bailey today confirmed an announce
ment made last nigbt that he would
not be a candidate for reelection to
the senate. His term will expire
March 3, 1913. It is said Bailey will go
to New York city to practice law after
the expiration of his term in the sea
ate. The announcement of Senator Bai
ley's retirement to . private life is
looked upon as the elimination of an
issue which has appeared in practic
ally every important political agita
tion in this state for about six years.
His successor will be selected at a
primary next July. Among those
mentioned as candidates are Gover
nor O. B. Colquitt and former Gov
ernor Thomas M. Campbell.
Investigations Come High.
New York, Sept. 6. All grades of
refined sugar advanced 15 cents per
hundred pounds today.
ILLINOIS CENTRAL AND ITS
MEN ARE AT BREAKING POINT
GEN. CROZIER HAS
Hopes to Convince Workers
That Changes Will Be of
Benefit to Them.
Employes at Government Plant Are
Fighting Installation of the
Washington, D. C, Sept. 6. Gen.
William Crozier, chief of ordnance,
has received a report from one of his
officers who investigated labor condi
tions at the arsenal at Rock Island,
111., where the ordnance department
has planned reorganization of the
working methods on a scientific basis,
according to the Taylor plan of shop
The workmen object to piece work
and to any system of recording the
time consumed in the making of weap
ons and army accouterments, fearing
the purpose is to Increase the work to
be required of them.
hope: for coxveiisiox.
The ordnance officers believe when
they have demonstrated that any im
provement in the quality and quantity
of the work will result in a permanent
increase of compensation the workmen
will become converted to the scheme.
FIND BOYS' BODIES
NEAR UNCLE'S SHACK
Twin Sons of Washington Farmer
Shot and Killed and Their
Aberdeen, Wash., Sept. 6. The bod
ies of the 19-year-old twin Bons of Hen
ry Beaur, a farmer, living east of
Aberdeen, were found yesterday in a
lonely spot 20 miles northeast of Mon
trose and near the shack othe boys'
uncle, John Turno. Bullets in the
heads of both boys indicated the man
ner.of jiealh. . Turno. is- miaaingv
IN STEAMER WRECK
Chilean Ship Tucapel Goes Down Off
the West Coast of South
Lima, Peru, Sept. 6. The Chilean
steamer Tucapel has been wrecked
and is a total loss. Eighty-one persons
were drowned. The Tucapel was en
gaged in trading on the west coast of
South America. It was of 1,912 tons
net and was commanded by Captain
Marrow. The Tucapel foundered off
Mollendo, Peru. The captain was
BARONESS, A FORMER
CHICAG0AN, IS DEAD
Wife of Curt Von Kiedenfeld (Xee
Ida May Cummings) Expires
at Her Home in Berlin.
Berlin, Sept. 6. The Baroness Curt
von Biedenfeld, formerly Miss Ida May
Cummings of Chicago, died at her home
in Berlin following a protracted illness
due to a chronic affection of the heart.
I Her husband and her 18 year old Bon,
Carlton, were at her bedside when she
died. Her daughter is at school in
The body of the baroness will be
taken to Hamburg, where it will be cre
mated. The baroness had always re
mained extremely loyal to her Ameri
ican nationality, and awaiting the ob
sequies her body, at her request, lies
wrapped in the American flag.
The Von Biedenfelds have lived in
Germany for the last 11 years, having
moved here after the baron's acquittal
cn a murder charge In ths Chicago
courts. They have spent most of their
time on bis ancestral estates in Hesse
Cassel, but for the last two years have
lived in Berlin, where the baron is suc
cessfully engaged in oiisinesR. They
i have occupied fashionable apartment
in the residential suburb of Cbarlot
tenburg. The baron is bringing up his
children to be American citizens and
expects to visit the I'nlted States with
them as soon as their schooling here
PINS POPULATION CENTER
l'niverit- of Indiana Professor Find
Fxact Spot in Bloom Ington.
Bloomington, Ind., Sept. 6. The
center of population of the United j
States, found by census experts to)
be in this city, has been determined
by Professor V A. Cogshall of the
University of Indiana to be a spot
beneath one of the windows of a
furniture factory in the northwest
setion of this city. i
Julius Kruittschnitt, Har
riman Lines' Chief, Ar
rives in Chicago.
IS NOT INTERESTED
President McCreary of Federa
tion Says Men Are Restless
and Want to Strike.
Chicago, Sept. 6. The arrival her
today of Vioe President Kruttschnitt
of the Harriman lines, was expected to
develop a bearing on the Illinois Cen
tral labor differences. He was believed
to have a conference with President
Markham. of the Illinois Central on his
program for today. A letter was made
public by the shopmen last night In
which Markham is Informed he will be
responsible should a strike develop,
was received by the Illinois Central
MEUf ANXIOUS TO STRIKE,
Later Kruttschnitt declared he is not
Interested in any official way in the
Illinois Central labor trouble and does
not see how he cifii be called la a con
ference with President Markham. He
said there is no change in the situa
tion on the Harriman lines. President
McCreary of the Illinois Central Fed
eration said today the men are very
restless and want to strike.
COMPANY HAS JtO STATEMENT.
President Markham said today he
had receinved the letter sent by ths
labor unions, but had not decided
whether he would answer it. He said
there had been no new developments
in the labor situation and that the
company had no statement to make.
Kruttschnidt went direct to hlg of
fices, where he was in conference
with his assistants for several hours.
He declined to discuss the labor dis
pute on the Harriman lines, but said
he might have something to say later
In the day.
LABOR CHIEFS DIG AGREE.
Representatives of nine crafts of
the Illinois Central shopmen and of
ficers of the federated body resumed
their conference behind closed doors
shortly after 11 o'clock today to dis
cuss the advisability of calling a
strike. There is said to be a differ
ence of opinion among the labor
chiefs regarding what action Is to be
taken, which the 18-hour meeting
yesterday was unable to remoye.
The conference adjourned at noon
without having taken any action.
The meeting will be resumed later.
OTIIKH I.I ES NOT AFFECTED.
San Francisco. Cal., Sept. 6. Re
fusal of the officials of the Illinois
Central to recognize the federation of
shopmen of that system will not af
fect the situation of the Harriman
system, according to a statement of
President Kline of the blacksmith's
union. The situation here is un
changed and the men are awaiting
the result of the conference of gen
eral committee, probably tomorrow.
TAFT WRITES TO DENEEN
Injured Governor Receives Message
Springfield, Sept. 6. Governor De
neen rested better yesterday than at
any time since the accident of Sun
day afternoon in which his left leg
was broken. It was possible to con
vey the governor in an ambulane
from the executive mansion to the
office of Dr. Charles P. Colby, where
X-ray photographs from four differ
ent positions were taken of the frac
ture. During a part of tho morning
the governor was In great pain. The
swelling of the injured leg, however,
was reduced, which afforded relief.
He was the recipient of many mes
sages of sympathy, one of which
came from President Taft.
For Walsh Parole.
Chicago, Sept. C. An application for
a parole for John R. Walsh, th for
mer Chicago banker, from the f'-deral
prison at leaven worth. Kan., will b'f
presented to tiie federal hoaid of pa
role when it meets in that city Sep'.
12, it was announced today.
$10,000 FARM IN
A LAND LOTTERY
Minot, .V. D., Sept. C. Drawing in
the Fort Bertboldt laud lottery wa
scheduled to begin today. It is esti
mated the first number drawn will be
worth $10,000 to the fortunate IuikJ
seeker picking it. The drawing will
continue three days. 15. K. Gli'lt. of
Foxholm, X. D., drew homestead Nn.
1 In the Bertboldt Indian reservation
Click's wife Is an Illinois woman
and is now visiting her relatives ther"
Glick is in Wisconsin. No. 2 was draw'!
by John Wolden of Dilworth. Minn .
and No. 3 by Edwin A. Duval! of Mi
not, N. D.