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WHOLE NUMBER 18,687,
RICHMOND, VA., FRIDAY, JULY 21, 1911.
THB WEATHER. TO-DAY?Fair.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
ALDRICH DID NOT
Merely Said He Was
Does Not Agree With Chicago
Lumberman as to Details of
of Shields in Collecting Affi?
davits From Witnesses
Washington, July 20.?The story of
the administration's attitude toward
the election ot Senator Lorlmer, an
told by sormer Senator Nelson W. Aid
rich, of Rhode Inland, and the activi?
ties of H. J Schleids, of Uppereo, Wl??
an Insurance ;%gent, In collecting afll
davlts from w;\nesses In the investi?
gation, featured the session of the
Lorlmer committee heaTlng to-day.
Instead of sending lidward nines,
the Chicago lumberman, to Springfield
with word from the. Washington ad?
ministration that Larimer should bo
elected. Mr. Aldrlch testified that ha
told Hinea that President Taft waa
not supporting the candidacy of any
one, nut that Lorlmer was not objec?
tionable to him. The former Senator
said he had told Mines previously that
the President had no objection to Al?
bort J. Hopkins or Henry B, Houtell
for the senatorahlp.
A statement from the White Hou*e
last March In regard to the election
was read to th? witness. The only
point concerning which ho said he
knew nothing was the declaration thut
a rcrjuest had been made on the presi?
dent to sign a telegram stating his
views on Lorlrner'H candidacy. The I
White House statement, given out
March 29, was as follows:
. White Huuic Statement.
"The fact with reference to the
President's relation to Senator Lorl
mer's election is this. That during the
tariff fight gentlemen came to him
and expressed their Interest In pass?
ing the tariff bill, and said that it
had been suggested from Illinois that
it would he wise for the President to
express an opinion In favor of the elec?
tion of Mr Lorlmer. He did not know
Mr Lorlmer well, although he knew
il.di he was an Influential member of
Congress, hut he did know Hopkins He
knew very little about Illinois poli?
tics, but expressed a. desire that there
fhould be two Republican Senators
from Illinois, but when asked to put
that in the form of a telegram urging
the election of Mr. Lorlmer he declined
to do so.
"The statement by Mr. Hines tbat
the President was anxious for and
tvas urging the election of Mr. Lorlmer
Is wholly unfounded."
Hines had testified that Aldrlch sent
for him about May 1. 1909, to ask
about the possibility of the Illinois
Legislature electing a Senator: that
eventually, after repeated conferences,
Aldrlch had asked him to urge Lorlmer
to become a senatorial candidate; and
that after a night conference at the
White House Mr Aldrlch had returned
to his home, where Hines was wait?
ing, and told Hines to inform Governor
IJtneen the administration was anxious
to have the Senate vacancy filled, and
believed Lorlmer could be elected.
Mr. Aldrlch said he had three or
four .conversations with Hines about
the iillnols election, but could not re?
tail on whose Initiative they occurred.
"Mr. Hines," continued Mr. Aldrlch.
"said at the first conversation that In
his judgment Hopkins could not be
sleeted, and he asked me what the at?
titude of the President was. I said
the President was desirous of the elec?
tion of a Republican, and while nat?
urally he was friendly to Hopkins, be
:ause of the primary result, and per?
haps other reasons, still he did not
Intend to take any active part in try
ng to influence the election of Hop
tins or any other candidate."
"Did you say there ' were several
ichedules coming up in the Senate, and
Ihat It was very Important to have
every Republican vote possible to as?
sist in the passage of them?" asked
Attorney Marble, reading from HInes's
"I do not think that I said anything
to him about schedules," replied Mr.
Mr. Aldrlch testified that their next
talk on the Illinois situation occurred
when Hines came to him with the
statement that there seemed to be aj
possibility of agreeing on Henry S.
Boutell. then Representative to Con?
gress, for Senator. Hines said he was
anxious to know what the President's
attitude was toward Boutell's candi?
dacy. Mr. Hines. according to Mr.
Aldrlch. said he was desirous that the
man elected would he agreeable to the
"Later." continued Mr. Ald/lch, "I
reported to Mr. Hines that the Presi?
dent would be agreeable: that he was
only anxious to have a Republican
elected, rind that he was satisfied with
The next conversation. Mr. Aldrlch
said, was about May 20. "Mr. Hines
then told me," said Mr. Aldrlch, "that
I'. was Impossible to agree on Boutell,
and that he believed there was a pos?
sibility of agreeing on Lorlmer. He
was anxious to know the attitude of
the President toward Mr. Lorlmer. I
told him I would glve him an an?
swer later. Later In the day I
told him Mr. Lorlmer's candidacy
. would not be objectionable to the
When attorneys for Lorlmer, on
cross-examination, tried to show that
the former Senator might have said
"acceptable," Mr. Aldrlch emphatically
declared that he said "not objection?
able," and that be meant that word
and nothing more.
, c. F. Wiehe, secretary of the. Kdward
Hines Lumber Company, said Shields
hart collected the affidavits of wit?
nesses who testified yesterday that
Wiehe did not remark tn William Bur.
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COURTEOUS ACT REWARDED
Young Man Who Gave V|> Lower Dcrth
Atlanta. Oa.. July CO?A courteous
act on the part of William R. O'Neal,
of Balnhrldgo, Gu.. haa been rewarded
by a fortune. When O'Neal exchanged
u lower lor an upper sleeping car
berth with J. T. Young, of Oakland,
Cnl., four years ago when the two
men were en route to Florida, where
Mr. Young was going for his health,
he thought little, of the Incident.
Evidently Mr. Young considered It
a great favor, for in his will he left
120,000 to the Georgia young man,
who Is twenty-six years old O'Neal
was In Atlanta yesterday and was In?
formed of his good fortune by a son
of Mr. Young, who had come to Geor?
gia to look for him.
MASTODON IS SUSPECTED
Skeleton of Prehistoric Animal Un?
earthed tu Idaho.
Montpeller. Idaho, July 20?The
Smithsonian Institution will soon be
enriched with the skeleton of a huge
prehistoric animal excavated this week
from a. sandhill five miles west of this
town. At a depth of seventeen feet
from the surface workman digging a
canal encountered two large bones.
Subsequent digging brought to Hyltt
two wagonloads of hones. One
knuckle. Identified a? a knee Joint,
measured n.\een inches In diameter.
The flndQrc believe they have un?
earthed" the Hkeleton of a mastodon.
It Is In a good state of preservation,
and If being hanlled carefully In order |
that It may be acceptable to the Na
tlonal Museum at Washington.
STRANGELY SHOT IN STREET
Sourer of Bulle? Thut Wound* New i
York Man n .Mystery.
New York. July 20.?Whence a bul
flet came which pierced frank Rosen
through the left lung and close to his
heart, as he walked along an East Sldo
Street ai midnight, and how ho man?
aged to run a full block to the next
drug store with such a wound, puzzles
the police and surgeons.
Rosen, twenty-four years old, is an
automobile expert, und is said to have
been alone when the mysterious bul- i
let struck him. He retained conscious- !
noss only long enough to gasp his name
to the police at the drug store, and It
was said at the hospital that he' would j
probably die without regaining his j
SLIDE IN CULEBRA CUT
Shovel Burled L'nder Moan of Karth
and Soft nock.
Washington, July 20.?While the |
crew of a big steam shovel In the Cu- i
Icbra Cut were enjoying a holiday July i
4 a mass of earth and soft rock Imme- |
dlately north of Gold Hill, fell into!
the cut and buried shovel No. 225. An?
other shovel is now trying to dit it
out. Six days later there was another
bad tilde In the cut at Las Cascades. |
The engineers, however, declare thatj
the total amount of material In mo- |
'ion or about to move into the cut:
dees not exceed the esttmate of ex- j
I cavation yet to be d jne there.
The grand total of excavation on the
car.al to July 1 was 142.567.554 cubic
yards, leaving to be excavated 35.570,-,
212, or less than one-fourth of the
entire amount for the completed ditch.
SUMMER HOTELS BURN !
Guent at Sharon SpriOKS Lose Tbelr
Sharon Springs. N. Y.. July 20.?Fe- j
I thcr's Hotel and the Hotel Rockville, j
I two of the ten big summer hostelries
here, were destroyed by fire last night,
and more than 100 guests lost practi?
cally all their baggage and personal
The fire started in an old building,
which was struck by lightning Sunday.
! The flames had been smoldering In the i
riling ever since, and were fanned Into i
fresh life by a high wind. The blaze]
apraad so rapidly that the fire depart?
ment could do nothing, and many of
the hotel guests had difficulty in get?
ting to the street In safety.
DROPS FROM SIGHT
Miss Ethel Barrymore Reaches New
York, but Cannot Be Located.
New York. July 20.?Ethel Barry
more, who. it was reported from Los
Angeles early In the month, was about
to bring legal proceedings in this city
against her husband, Russell Griswold
Colt, arrived here to-day and then
dropped from sight.
In fact. Miss Barrymore. who was
I accompanied by her cousins, Louise
Drew and Georgia Drew Morton, did
not come into the Grand Central Sta?
tion, but dropped off at the 125th Street
I Station and took a taxicab for an ad
| dress that Is at. present unknown.
BALLINGER TO TELL VIEWS
|tSnr" 'l-?ose Tie Held While In Ofllce
Were Not His Own.
Denver, Col., July 20.?Richard A.
Ballinger, private citizen, holds views
on public lands at variance with the
views of Richard A. Balllnger, Secre?
tary of the Interior. Mr. Baljlnger
will speak here at the public land con- i
ventlon September 23.
"While fcertretary of the Interior I I
had to conform to the views of the i
administration, hut as a private citi?
zen conditions have changed," he said '
In his lettcr'of acceptance of the invi?
tation to speak in Denver.
Secretary Stlmnon VImIis Locks and
Panama, July 20.?Henry L. Stimson.
the American Secretary of War, con-i
flnucs his inspection of the canal work, j
Yesterday, accornpanlod by Brigadier-!
General Clarence R. Edwards, chief of
the Bureau of Insular Affairs, he vis-'
ited the Pedro Miguel and Mirafloresj
locks and the pacific terminal and wit-;
nessed the submarine explosion of 6.00u
pounds of dynamite, used in blasting the
^JUSSERAND TO STAY HERE
French Foreign Office DenleN ncport
,-i of Retirement.
Part.s. July 20.?It was stated at the
.foreign '.office to-dny that the report
puMis'hVI abroad that Joan Jules Jus
ser?ndj the Fronen ambassador at
Washltigtopi would retire or he trans?
ferred to' another post, following the
signing of a general arbitration treaty
beuvoen France and the United States,
Unique Feature of Cele
brati n at IViariassas
ONCE BITTER FOES
JOIN IN REUNION
Jubilee Marks Semi-Centenhial
Anniversary of Bloody Battle
of Bull Run?President Taft
and Governor Mann Will
Deliver Addresses to Blue
and Gray Veterans.
'Special to The Times-Dispatch. J
Manassas, Va., July 20.?The blood?
stained sward of Bull Bun Is again peo?
pled with those who with bitter hatred
and feverish anxiety awaited the break
of dawn fifty years ago to-day. to com?
mence the first battle of the War Be?
tween the States. But instead of min?
gled curses end prayers: instead of the
nervous tread of sentries: the fevered
restlessness of foreboding, the rival
camps of blue and gray, house men
bowejl with years, whose only thouKht
is thut of peace and brotherhood, and
?whose time is spent in greeting brother
soldiers, recalling Incidents of days
gone by and preparing for the- rigors
of the crowning day of the Manassas
National Jubilee, to be held to-morrow
on the semi-centennial anniversary of
the bloody battle of Bull Hun.
Elaborate preparations have been
made for this unique gathering. Th?
President of the Cslted States and the
Governor of Tlrgtnla will be present
to deliver addressee, with commanders
in-chlef of the Grand Army of the Re?
public, and the United Confederate
Veterans, and distinguished soldiers
and statesmen from avery part of the
United Slates. The town is decked in
Confederate and Federal flags, and the
Etreets swarm with visitors, bent on
witnessing the most unique ceremony
In the history of post-bellum reunions.
Martini Spirit In Evidence.
Everywhere the martial spirit Is In
rvldence. Tottering veterans throng
sidewalks, brilllftnt with the uniforms
of officers and privates of the present
day. The old Henry farmhouse, with
Its shot-riddled walls. Is gay with
bunting, and hundreds of visitors, both
old and young, keep the caretaker busy
with their questions, while old soldiers,
the light of youth for a moment^ glow?
ing In their wrinkled faces, tell tales
of daring deeds performed on Henry
It Is here that the most Impressive
sight of the day will h* witnessed. The
time-shattered remnants of the Fed?
eral and Confederate ranks, at 12
o'clock to-morrow will issue forth from
camps pitched In the same positions
occupied by the opposing armies fifty
years ago. and slowly tread the blood?
stained, bullet-plowed turf till they and
their "charge" meet with mutual hand,
rlasps and well wishes, instead of the
singing bullets and wild curses that
greeted their charges fifty years ago.
After this ceremonial the veterans
will partake of a love feast. com?
memorative of their reunion, and will
be further regaled with an especially
prepared series of motion pictures,
showing stirring battle scenes and
peaceful pictures of later days.
At 2 P. M. the veterans will return
to this city and at 3 o'clock forty
eight young women, representing the
States of the Union, will clasp hands
and sing the Manassas national jubilee
anthem, especially written for the oc?
At 4 o'clock the veterans will be ad?
dressed by President Taft and the
Governor of Virginia, and at 6 o'clock
Manassas and surrounding county
towns will open their houses to
visitors and veterans alike in the
largest public reception ever held In
The people of Manassas and com?
munity are 'n a high state of excite?
ment and anticipation awaiting the
coming of the Chief Executive of the
United States and of the State of Vir?
Mniir.ua? Is Impatient.
Seldom has this historic town been
honored with a visit by the President
of the nation, and it is but natural
that the people should await his com?
ing with some degree of Impatience.
Indeed, It cannot be recalled that but
one President has visited Manassas
since the War Between the Slates, and
then but few of the people had an
opportunity of seeing the nation's
chief. Ex-President Theodore Roose?
velt, during his first administration,
came for a turkey hunt to the fine es?
tate near here, then owned by the late
Congressman J. F. Rlxey.
If President Taft will be satisfied
with an ovation from those who gath?
er to see him, he. will experience the
highest degree of satisfaction at the
cordial greeting and enthusiasm with
which the people will receive him here
Manassas Is alive to-night with sur?
viving veterans of the Union and Con
tederate armies. The men who were
pitted against each other In mortal
combat on the plains of Hull Run a
half-ceutnry ago are to-night ming?
ling with anch other in the best of
good fellowship, and are eagerly
awaiting the coming of tKe exercises
Governor Mann is expected to arrive
nt Manassas to-morrow morning on
the 10.45 train from Luray. lie will
be introduced to the people gathered
on the courthouse lawn by Congress?
man Carlin. and he in turn will Intro?
duce ?'resident Taft. The President
will be., accompanied on his trip from
Washington by Congressman Carlin
and Senator Martin.
With the single excepllon of Gettys?
burg, there Is probably no war anni?
versary so momentous; for th.s first
battle of Bull Run. according to the
generals who fought In it. not only
Initiated tho country Into war. but
its effects, mistakes and lessons were
felt clear through to AppomaUox.
About lR.nOn men we-e engaged on
(Continued on Third Page.)
Woman Called to Testify at Inquest
MISS HEI LAU HIN!OKI).
H. C, BEATTIE, JR.
FAIL TO REVOLT
Veto Bill Passes Third Reading
in House of Lords With?
EXTREMIST THREATS A BLUFF
Future of Measure Is Pre?
dicted With Reasonable
London. July 20.?The House of
Lords passed the. third reading of the
Parliament bill, otherwise known as
the veto bill, without opposition to?
day, after only three hours' debate.
The revolt of the Insurgent peer.s
failed to materialize. All threats of
the extremist lords to throw out the |
bill at this stage and precipitate a
crisis proved a bluff. One solitary i
peer. Baron Staymore, raised his voice I
to demand a vote, but found no sup?
Lord Morley. for the government,
and Lord Lansdowne. leader of the op?
position, repeated sor.ie familiar argu?
ments for and against the measure.
Lord Halsbury, leader of the extrem?
ists, threatened a fight if the House of
Commons rejects the amendments.
The future of the measure may be
predicted to-night with reasonable
certainty. Premier Asqulth, In the
Commons on Monday, will move the
rejection of the Lords' amendments en
bloc. This done, the prime minister
will announce that if the lords per?
sist there will be no course open for
him hut to tender the King certain
advice, which will Insure the passage
of the bill. It would not bo in accord?
ance with constitutional etiquette to
specify Uie nature of the advice, but
every one will understand that this
me;.ns the creation of Liberal peers.
Future of Mennure.
The House of Lords will meet on
Wednesday or Thursday, and Lord
Lansdowne will move the acceptance
of the bill, predicting Its repeal as
soon as thc Unionist.' return to office.
If the extremists rally around Hals
bury and vote for the rejection of the
bill Lord Lansdowne Is expected
summon his followers to vote for It.
It is not anticipated that Halsbury will j
find more than fifty, perhaps not more
than a score, to make the last stand,
and the greatest constitutional revo?
lution in almost a century will be ac?
Three considerations have impelled
the peors to swallow this bitter medi?
cine?a desire to save their own caste
from cheapening, to shield the Kins'
from an embarrassing position, and
to prevent tho immediate enactnit-nt of
extreme radloal measures, such as
home rule and the lisestabllshment of
\Vel*h Church. That the ultimate ef?
fect of the humiliation will be on the
UnionNt ;>:irty l'es in the future. Thai
f.arseelng leadership might have pre?
vented It none denios. Who will he
the final scapegoats Is the question
The scene to-day In the ancient
chamber was more funereal than bel?
ligerent. Many peeresses and diplo?
mats sat In the galleries, but there
was nothing of the festive spirit which |
welcomes a great debate. Tho onlv
dramatic touch was furnished by Lord
Halsbury, whose voice, despite his
eighty-six years, rang with passion
and Indignation as he denounced the
passing of the old regime.
Tnkrs Advanced Stnnd.
Cleveland, O.. July 30.?The Ohio!
State Board of Health, In session here j
to-day, adopted a resolution recom- j
mending the Introduction of study of
sex hygiene in Die publlo schools. The j
Ohio board Is said tc be the first t.a j
'the* country to recommend fearless'
handling of this subjtct.
But Admission Is Made That|
Steel Corporation Has No I
Monopoly-of Coking Coal.
SMITH REFUSES TO TALK
Commissioner of Corporations
Will Urge President to Make
Washington. July 20.?The United
States Steel Corporation, in obtaining
the Tennessee Coal and Iron Company
and its Southern ore lands. "Cinched"
its monopoly of the ores of the Ameri?
can continent and tied up available
fields for independent concerns, de?
clared Chairman Stanley, of the House
?'steel trust" Investigating committee,
at to-day's hearing.
Mr. Stanley made the surprising ad?
mission that he had discovered from
his own Investigation that the United
States Steel Corporation has no mo?
nopoly of coking coal, but addressing
his remarks particularly to Richard
Llndabury, counsel for the Steel Cor?
poration, he said that If he could say
the same of the ore and transporta?
tion facilities controlled by the "trust"
he would frankly do so.
.i'he committee ineffectually sought
light from Herbert Knox Smith, Com?
missioner of Corporations, whose bu?
reau has been investigating the Steel
Corporation since 1906. and has made
public only a part of Its report. The
commissioner, standing on the Attor?
ns y-Oeneral's interpretation cf tho lav.
that no information could be mail,
public wltho?t the President's authori?
zation, flatly refused to give the com?
mittee facts contained in a report net
yet completed, relating particularly
to cost sheets furnished by the Steel
Corporation. He agreed th?t when tht
report Is ready he would urge the
President to make It public .is soon
Chairman Stanley read a speech cf
Judr,. K.bert Gary, chairman of tue
board of directors of cne Steel Cor?
poration, mrde te) 'n" hO.U'd et t meet?
ing in I9i'?, relating lo the govern?
ment'.; Investigation. In t'tls Mr. tlarv
Speech of Gory.
"Our finance committee has been inj
close touch with this matter all the
time. We have been in frequent and
almost constant communication with
Commissioner Garfield, and morr or
less with the President himself, con- |
corning these matters. Up to ilatf j
they have made no complaint of us
whatever, but we do not know any !
better than you do what may he the I
future. We are trying to be fr?nl$. I
ret omi'iod.itini? lo ;h-- department, und 1
we suppofe we have an tin lerstanding j
that -.vc will not be unn H\?sat !ly In ? I
.lured, al*1 thit we will not Wrongfully
b0 ohnrged without having ar. oppor- i
t tnlty to show the facts.'
Mr. Smith s.ild he kno".' nothing |
shout this matter. Representative
Gardner, of Massachusetts Republi?
can, asked If Mr. Stanley mevht to
imply .that President RoostVelt .-n.l
CommifSir ner Gar held had been in col?
lusion with steel trust ofttcifl I -. Mr.
Stanley replied he meant to mply
"unseemly activity" of the *teel trJsft.
Discussing the steel trust's oiif.*?>l
of the coking coal. Mr. Stai.ley said:
"I have found on personal Investiga?
tion that Ihe firm of Jones ,1- Laughlln
control nearly is much of the coking
coal In the Cnnnollsville district ail the j
'steel trust' does. 1 inn also Informed
that M. V. Thompson owns a grenter
acr.^nite of that coal than does the
steel corporation, and that he holds
(Continued" on Third Page.)"
TOWN IS IN STATE
Government Overthrown and
Cape Haitien in Hands of
AMERICANS ON BOARD YACHT
Given Temporary Refuge Until
Arrival of United States
Cape Haitien, July 20.?Cape Haitien
is in the hands of the revolutionists,
and ?Jie sole protection of Americans
and other foreigners at this port is
an American yacht, which arrived
here yesterday morning. The United
States gunboat Petrel sailed from hero
several hours previous to the arrival
of the yacht, leaving American Inter?
ests unprotected, and when the yacht'
came Into the harbor her owner. Mr.
Dick, found the town in a state of
aeml-anarchy. The Insurgents were
rapidly approaching, and President
Simon and his troops had left Fort
Llberte for Port au Prince.
There were rumors also that the
cruiser Antolne Simon was on her
way to bombard some of the ports. As
is customary under such circum?
stances, most of the residents took
sides with the revolutionists, and soon
tho authorities were unable to chock
the disorders. Mr. Dick notified the
officials that he would not permit any
bombardment by Haitien warships and
would protect the foreigners.
Early last night righting broke out
in the streets. The searchlight of
the yacht was kept playing on thc
house In which the Americans who
were brought in from working on the
railroad had collected with their wives.
The civic authorities aided in this
At daybreak, however, the. govern?
ment was overthrown, the revolution?
ists had occupied the town and streets
were tilled with excited men shooting
at random. All the American women
were taken aboard the yacht. Willie
the foreign consulates were filled with
refugees. Thuse Included generals,
who had opposed the revolution and
the local authorities; in protecting
whom the French consul was lightly
A request was cabled to the United
States authorities by the yacht owner
for release from the bond given be?
fore leaving New York not to use
arms, and ?n answer was returned
that tuere. was no authority for such
release. Th A practically denied the
right to protect the Uvea of Ameri?
cans, but notwithstanding, prepara?
tions were continued to afford such
protection in svhatever way was
The whole American colony claimed
Immediate protection, and it Is pointed
out that serious results may follow
11 perm'sslon is denied the American
yacht owner to use the guns with
which the vessel is supplied In case
of emergency until the arrival of an
Will rtusti Protection.
Washington. D. C, July 20.?-With
only one little gunboat in the water.-,
of Haiti to safeguard American in?
terests threatened by a formidable
revolution that seems to be spreading
hourly through the republic the Navy
Depot iment is making a strenuous en?
deavor to rush adequate protection to
The fn. t scout" cruiser Chester to?
day was detached from the mimic war
in Long Island Sound and ordered to
the theatre of roal strife In Haiti. She
(Continued on Second Page.?
IN BEATTIE CASE
Beattie Likewise Ex?
amined, Lut Officers
Whirlwind Trip to Coroner'3
Home Ends With Statement
That Clue May Lead to Iden?
tity of Murderer?Still Un?
able to Trace Owner?
ship of Gun.
Abandoning all other lines of In?
quiry, detectives engaged in tracing
the murderer of Mrs. Henry Clay
Reattie, .Ir.. who was shot on the Mid?
lothian Turnpike, five miles from
Richmond, shortly before midnight on
Tuesday, devoted their efforts yester?
day to a rigid cross-examination ot
her hushand, and a minute examina?
tion of his past life. Beattie was
under the grill for hours by the de?
tectives at the home of County Cor?
oner J. O. Loving, but whatever re?
sults the officers obtained they kept
All Depend* on Tnqucnt.
No warrant was sworn out and there,
has been no arest. The coroner'3
Inquest begins this morning nt
10 o'clock at tho home of Dr. Lov?
ing, and detectives working on the
case went so far as to express the
belief last night that an arrest would
follow the verdict of the coroner's
The close cross-questioning of
Beattie yesterday afternoon at tho
Loving home followed a similar cross
examination of Mies Beulah Blnford,
described by detectives as the "woman
In the case."
Beattle's nervo did not fall him
under thc fire of the detectives, and
In the main he stuck to his original
1 story. Details wero not given, but
detectives asserted that there had
heen no confession, and that no -war?
rant had been Issued.
Cannot Get Trail of (Inn.
Futile efforts were again made to
trace the ownership of the gun found
by the railway track and believed to
have been that with which the mur?
der was committed. Many rumors
were run down, and one or two are
still to he traced, a report late last
night not yet verified being to the
effect that a man named Lonnle Page
had recently sold such a gun second?
hand. But the detectives have turned,
from the gun to more general cir?
cumstances surrounding the crime. 1
Yesterday morning before 12 o'clock
Special Agent Scherer, of the Chesa?
peake and Ohio Railway, drove up to
his office at Eighth and Main Streets
In a taxlcab with Miss Beulah Bln?
ford. who was closely veiled. De-'
teethes Wren and Wiltshire and Spe?
cial Detective W. G. Baldwin, of tho
Baldwin Agency, wire called in and
the woman closelj examined. The
officials gave out nothing, but ad?
mitted that she had known Beattie.
well and that very recently she had
been riding with him In his car at
night?in fact, on some of the very
nights during the past few weeKs'
when Beattie tells of having gone to
the Owen home, where his wife was?
staying to give her and his flve
weoks-old baby an airing.
What Health Records Show.
Records ln the office of the Board ot;
Health show under date of July 0. lSHJj'
a death certificate of an Infant boy*
born In North Carolina on July 24, 190fl,
its name being given In the certificate
as Henry C. Beattie Trout, and its ago
eleven months and sixteen days. Henry
C. Beattie. Jr., of Manchester, is put la
the record as its father, with Miss;
Beulah Blnford, of Virginia, as the
mother. The child died of cholera in?
fantum, and was attended by Dr. B.
M. Rosebro, and burled in Shockoe Hill
Cemetery, special notice having been
I taken of the funeral the first In
Richmond In which all the attending
party went to the burying ground In
motor cars The certlilcate was Is?
sued on Information furnished by Mol
Ue K Trout, of 403 "West Marshall
Street, who had adopted the Infant.
AH day Miss Blnford was kept at
the office of Special Agent Scherer and
> .1 limes examined by de?
tectives access to her was otherwise
I denied. About S o'clock last night Mr.
I Scherer took her away In a taxicah.
The officers later refused to state
where she was, but stated that she was
under guard and would be produced as
a material witness at the Inquest this
Conference at Coroner's.
Without stopping for lunch the de?
tectives after a two-hour conferene?
with Mis-s Binfor.i went from the of
lice of Mr. Scherer to tho homo of Dr.
Loving 'In Swan?boro. where a further
conference was held with t~e county
authorities, the telephone and many
motor cars being '.;ept In action. A
telephone message was sent to young
Beattie nt Iii? home in South Richmond,
asking him to come to the Owen nomo
near Forest Hill. From there he was
leiten In a motor car to Dr. Loving'>i
! where many officers, detectives and .
other* hid gathered. Detectives Wren/
I Wiltshire. Baldwin :nd Scherer, w
i Coroner Loving und Commonweals J
j Attorney Gregory, took Beattie to ona
I corner of the yard end sealed on tho
Klass held a prolonged conference. Tho
I gun was' passed thorn and handed about,
'< Beattie .-eceritl times snapping tho
j Joclc tn an absent-minded way. He
showed no apprehension and kept a.
1 n< i-vo th.it All described as remarkable
considering his -experiences of tho
past few days;,
Chief of i'ollce Wurner. Captain A.
S. Wright. County Policemen Flyna
und .larrell. rind others were at tho
Loving [?lace and were at times ques?
tioned by the officers Ben P. Owen
anil Thomas E. Owen, uncles of th*<
murdered woman, were sent for and