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Suffers Penalty for Killing
OF FAMOUS CASE
Statement Given to Ministers in Which
lie Confesses Awful Crime of
Which He uns Accused?Electric
Slunk Effective in Less < hau One
Richmond, Vn., Nov. 24.?Henry
Clay Seattle, Jr., went to his death
at dawn today the Belf??confessed mur
derer of his young wife. The confes
sion was not made public until four
hours alter he had paid the toll
exacted by the law. He maintained to
the end the remarkable nerve he had
exhibited since first he was neonsed
of killing his wife Oil the lone Mid
lothian turnplk ' on the night of July
is. His last expression was a sneer
when he observed the chair that was
to launch him into eternity.
The confession was made puhlio in
the rotunda of a down-town hotel by
the Rev. Benj. Dennis, one of the min
isters who had labored with Beattie
to repent. As a matter of fact, it was
acknowledged by the minister that
Beattie first admitted his guilt No
vember i), the day after be entered
the death cell and before the fruitless
appeal for a commutation of the cen
tenee was made to Qov. Mann. It was
not until yesterday that he would
agree to its being put In writing for
his signature. Then all hope with
Qov. Mann was gone. The extraordi
nary document follows:
"I, Henry Clay Heattie. Jr., de
sirous of standing right before God
and man, do on this, the u:ird day of
November, 1911, confess my guilt of
the eritne against me. Much that was
published concerning the details was
not true, but the awful fact, without
the harrowing eiroumstances. remains.
For this notion I am truly sorry, and
believing that I am at peaee with God
and am soon to pass into His presence,
this statement is made."
Beattlc's confession was followed by
this statement by the attending min
"This statement was signed in the
presence of the two attending minis
ters nnd Is the only statement thnt
can and will be made public by them.
"Mr. Beattie desired to thank the
many friends for kind letters and ex
pressions of interest and the public,
for whatever sympathy was felt or ex
An Interested Prisoner*
Beattie's attitude throughout the
trial ami the imprisonment that was
ended only on his death was a study
for a physcologist. He read the news
papers avidly. Bvery reference to his
case and to the fact that he was go
ing to the chair without acknowledg
ing his crime in the hope of saving
his 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
had brought him.
Even after his confession he main
tained his air of bravado. What had
since November been considered
stoicism now is recognized as cyn
icism. His remarkable nerve seems to
have had its basis and support in the
knoweldge that he was being applaud
ed ns a man of Spartan courage and
The secret of his confession was I
held inviolate by the ministers until !
today. 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 Iii state's
prison were the murderers's attorneys
cognizant that he had made a clean
breast of his Kuilt.
Went to Cliuir Gamely,
With the Interpldlty that had
marked his conduct from the begin
ning. Beattie went to the chair and
brought the sordid story to a damatie
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. nnd St. Julien
Oppenheimer a minute later an
nounced thnt death had been instan
The 22 persons in the death chnm
ber thereupon filed out nnd the end
of a lengthy nnd costly battle for
Justice had ended.
In addition to the two physicians
there were gathered In the death
house when Beattie appeared the 12
witnesses to the execution ns required
by law. the Hev. John J. Fix, the
Rev. Benj. Dennis, MnJ. James B.
Woods, superintendent of the peni
tentiary, the electrician ana four
deputy wardens. Tht loom was
Hooded with light fror.. . group of
Incandescent lamps set in ts. *ow ceil
iiu; and a light that swung on its
cord Immediately above the chair.
A Silent Scene.
There 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 hoard 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
signal attendants went over the ap
paratus, attaching the deadly elec
trodes and testing every strap and
When the preliminaries were over,
Maj. Woods, accompanied by two
deputies, 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 light from
the hooded and powerful lamps above
the chair. The chair, an oaken bit of
furniture, which except for straps
and steel bands, might grace any
library, was on a rubber mat. AH
but it was obscured, tho dazzling
rays from the low swinging lamp
throwing everything else into dark
ness st) dense as almost to bo felt.
Death Warrant Head.
The little party in the chamber
heard the superintendent a few feet
away droning out the death warrant.
Beattlo listened to it with Intensity!
but did not flinch. He stood during
the tending, as is the. custom, and
when it was ended be swayed just a
trifle but quickly recovered.
Then, without assistance, he took
bis place between the guards and be
gan bis inarch to the unknown.
His entrance to the death chamber
was iis dramatic as anything he had
done ?since first he commanded the
public eye. lie 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 de
sign to strive to pierce the blackness
outside his circle of glowing light.
It had been feared that the pris
oner would flinch when the moment
came to seat himself in the chair.
There was no trepidition and not a
bint of hesitation in Heattie's atti
tude. Still wearing his peculiar smile,
half amused and half cynical, be
stepped lightly Into the seat, settled
himself as though he hail been look
ing forward to the rest and assisted
the attendants in adjusting the straps
and clamps by placing bis arms and
hands in the proper position. The
only indication that he was under a
nervous strain was disclosed by his
tightly clenched teeth. During the few
seconds preceding the turning on of
the current Heattie moved once. While
tho attendants were stepping back,
he squeezed his feet back as though
to seek a still more comfortable posi
tion. At the same time he raised his
head, now almost completely hidden
by the leather helmet that covered
the upper part of his head and face.
The next second the shock came.
Taken to Morgue.
When the law was avenged and the
witnesses were gone, the prison at
tendants removed the body to the
mortuary room which adjoins the
death chamber. There it lay for four
hours until an undertaker, authorized
by the Heattie family to prepare it for
burial, removed it to his morgue.
Town still Gasping.
Events moved so rapidly during the
day that Richmond still is gasping.
The sudden production of the murder
er's confession caused a profound sen
sation. There had been rumors of
tho existence of such a document, but
tho rumors were based on nothing
tangible. Early and persistently they
were denied, the family of the slayer,
by the attorneys, who had taken part
in the case, and by the prison author
ities. The ministers refused to dis
cuss the reports, putting off all in
terrogators with the simple statement
that they hoped for a confession.
The acknowledgment of his crime
by Heattie was nowhere received,With
more satisfaction than in the execu
tive mansion. QoV. .Mann, who resist
ed all pressure brought to bear upon
him to commute the sentence or to
Issue a reprieve has worried himself
into a state bordering on a nervous
breakdown, through entertaining the
fear that he might he permitting an
innocent man to go to his doom. The
same deep satisfaction is shared by
the jurors who convicted Heattie, the
attorneys who prosecuted him and by
the witnesses whose evidence sent him
to the chair.
Heattie was convicted solely on cir
cumstantial evidence. There could
be found no one who had seen the
fatal shot fired nor any person who
could deny emphatically the Illogical
story of the tall, beared stranger, the
mythical person whom Henttle charg
ed with the murder. This doubt, in
the face of damning circumstantial
evidence, so linked as to be practical
ly conclusive, thus Is cleared away
by the slayers pot humous aeknowl
edtnement of a murder that has held
the interest of the whole country.
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