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Charles 'R Havemeyer and
daughter of Courtland D. Moss,
of Philadelphia, should have been
waiting, with her hands folded in
her lap, for the return of her
slightly exhilerated lord and mas
ter. There is "quite a difference of
opinion as to what happened after
this, the difference being between
the police and Beach.
Beach says he went home and
found his wife lying on the lawn,
bleeding from a wound in her
throat, and unconscious. He
says, a negrd did this, and Mrs.
Beach "backs him up, although
The police, however, say that
no negro has a part in the drama
at all. Thy say that when
Beach came home there was a
certain "man in "a gray suii" in
an unconventional attitude with
Mrs. Beach, and that Beach, be
ing too drunk to chase the man,
who fled, took it .out on his wife.
There is much speculation as to
whom the "ma'n in the gray suit",
may have been, and there is some
comment on the fact that C. Oli
ver Iselin, dean of the millionaire
colony, has offered a huge re
ward for the arrest and" convic
tion of the negro. Some people
suggest that C. Oliver would be
content with the arrest and con
viction of any negro.
The police say they have the
goods on Beach. Society won
ders how much of the goods the
police may happen to have, and is
very nervous. v
The police have ja diamond
studded knife) once the property
of "Beautyf but now Exhibit A!
for the state. The blade of the ,
knife is rusted in a peculiar man
ner, and. the police say that this
is the manner in which blood
rusts a knife.
There.also is a certain conver
sation between "Beauty" and his
wife, which will be retailed at the
trial. This happened at the po
lice hearing of the case.
Beach and his wife had been
called toattend. They thought
they were alone in the room in
which they were left to wait, and
they talked of the evidence they
Xvould give. They were not
alone. There was a detective be
hind the bookcase.
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Getting Expert Help.
"Say, mister," said the small
boy breathlessly, to the grocer,
"take down this order quick. I
got to go to school. Two pounds
of coffee at 7 cents; six boxes of
cocoa at 24; two dozen eggs at
32, and four pounds of butter at
40 cents. How much does it
"It's $4.83, my little man," said
the grocer. "What address,
"Isot any address," said the
school boy, as he made his es- .
cape. "That was the only exam- 4
pie. I couldn't do?"
"Why, little boy, wherexlid you
learn to swear so?"
"Gee, that's nothin'. You
oughter hear my kid brother,. He
can doit swell.": . . j , I