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measure up to their expectations. As
a matter of fact, the Richmond con?
tingent was Bmall. consisting chiefly
of lawyers, newspaper writers and
photographers. There was no reason
to oxpect a sensational day. and the
road was long and toilsome. Next
week will sec a difference.
From the surrounding country, how?
ever, camo several hundred people,
chiefly men. an occasional child, and
only hero and there a woman who
hung far In the background and not
once ventured into the courtroom.
Lung before the hour the court green.
Ilankod with buggies and automobiles,
was strewn with people, displaying
nn evident nnd keen Interest in the
case, but nothing that even remotely
resembled excitement. In fact, what?
ever Chesterfield may think and leal
of the tragedy that has brought it into
such notoriety, it is plainly disposed
to give Beattie a respectful hearing.
There are even those who say it will
be able to furnish the trial Jury.
I'nul llenttlc Enjoy* the Air of Free?
After an hour or two of aimless
Panderings beneath the great court?
house trees the first stir came with j
tlie arrival of a motor car carrying
I'aul Beattie and a group of officers.
The crowd nt once gathered itself into
a rueh to the front of the little build
lug and wnt:hed curiously while a !
:.:n young man, smiling pleasantly,
itly dresse?.. stepped out. took In
surroundings with a glance, and
tilled out a pack of cigarettes. Paul
ill anything if not composed. There
??re no signs of hysteria now. In
;t. a few weeks 'n Jail seem to have
tde a new man of him. He Is look?
's better and stronger than for a
:ic time?not an Insignificant detail
ince he will likely be the storm-cen- .
ire a few dnys hence. Not less lnter
< ?ted In the crowd than the crowd in I
i-nself. he strolled about the grounds,
inspecting the courthouse and its stir
roundlngs, posing for several photo
graphers, exchanging pleasantries with
anybody who fame, and evidently rel?
ishing the breath of freedom once
more. With him in the car were De
lecttvei Wren nnd Wiltshire, of the
niohmond force: County Officer Jarrell.
*.nd J. R. McBryde, secretary of De
tectlve Scherer, who carried a satchel
containing a full typewritten nnd com- !
pletely indexed record of the Com?
monwealth's case. , :
Beulall Blnford Arrives Under Guard.
II was shortly after 10 o'clock when
the first car arrived, and a half hour
Inter another dashed Into the court?
yard .ind. followed by the crowd, sped
on to the clerk's Office, where It halted
to let Beulah Blnferd alight. Neatly
nr.d handsomely, but not conspicuous- I
ly. dressed In blue with a big. be?
coming hat. she was for a moment the
un< hallenged centre of attention, and
apparently did not relish the experi?
ence. She went at once to the court?
house and secluded herself for the re?
mainder of t>"e day. No communlca- ;
tlon was allowed with her except un- j
der the eye of the Commonwealth of- ?
ficers. Her car was driven by E. O. |
Hme'.grove. Its owner, and carried. In ;
addition; Sheriff W. C. 0111, of Chester- j
field. Judge J. M. Gregory and L O. j
Wendenburg, uttorneys for the Com
mon wealth; Detective Scherer, and
Joseph Lyne, deputy sheriff of Hen
rlro. I
In the meantime the swarm of
newspaper men, hailing from various
sections of the country, was endeavor?
ing to adapt itself to limited accom
modatlons, telegraph operators werj ?
getting busy, cameras were clicking,
and the courtroom was filling with
people. Shortly before 11 o'clock
Jucge Wtitson entered, ur.d a few: min- j
utes later rupped for order. Sherirf |
Gill shouted "Oyez." demanding si?
lence, and, the ancient ceremonies
done, the work begun. The courtroom
atmosphere was exceedingly oppres?
sive, and the crowd WU ordered back
from the windows so as to admit such
chance breezes ns might be stirring.
Spectators until then comfortably
ensconced on the widely sep- i
united benches were also direct?
ed to stand in order to give
as much room os possible for others
clamoring for admission. The room is
extremely smnll?a rel'o of a hundred
years ago. The dignity of the court
would not permit the removal of coats.
Altogether, it was a hot beginning.
Charge to Grand Jury.
The Jury was culled and the fore- '
man took the oath, the others care?
fully listening. Then four at a t'me
the othertj were duly sworn Gray- I
haired men?as the formalities re- j
qulred-^usured the court that they ;
were., ove,r. tvrenty-onc years of age,
ai.d none wer? found who were con- i
stables, keepers of ordinaries, owners
of grist mills, or otherwise among tba
disabled class. The majority wer*
above sixty years of age, but waived
the exemption.
"Gentlemen of the Jury." the Judge !
declared as he charged the nine men,
"U Is painful for your Judge to have
to announce that since your court last
sat a domestic tragedy of uncommcn
erii6lty enacted In your midst has at?
tracted the attention of not only the
people of this Commonwealth, but of'
fill portions of the outside world.
"Such is the curiosity of humankind
and to great are the modern means
of communication, gentlemen, that a
quiet country road in Chesterfield has
become mor.' widely known for the
lime being than Wall Street, In your
country's metropolis, and the name of
I and other ill*, due to an inactive condi?
tion of the Liver, Stomach and Bowels, |
may be obtained most pleasantly and j
most promptly by luing Syrup of Figs
and Elixir of Senna. It is not a new
and untried remedy, but h used by
million* of well-informed familiei through?
out the world to cleanse and sweeten
and strengthen the syjtem whenever o
laxative remedy is needed.
When buying note the full nam'j
of the Company?California Fig Syrup
Co.,?printed on every peck a,;e of tht>
Regular price 50* ptr bot one tue orJv
For solo by til loading druflguU.
Advertising Specialists
We plan, write sin] lilurtrat* effective ad.
vertlfna* Every depsitrnent In chargt ot an
experience ppeclsllati Confer With ue Avoid
eott'.y ml?tak*?. Cost! you nothing.
Mutual Btii:d'nB,
U: i-r ? .; .. Virginia.
'Phons Million 2412.
"Berry's lor Clothea"
into Straws now.
Come in and see what
95 cents will bring
your county Is pronounced In the fur?
thermost parts of your country. Had
public attention been attructed by
great deeds done on your soil?eome
act of valor or humanity or self-sacri?
fice?well might we count that evehl
fortunate which had thrust you thus
under the scrutiny of your fellowmen,
but as It is we have the unenviable
fame which follows in the wake of a
great crime.
"To say that the public peace has
been shocsed 1? to say what is known
of all men. Gentlemen, had I the
power this whole tragedy "hould be j
blotted out. The young mother should
return to the babe of her bosom: the
prison doors should open wide to her
husband, the anxiety should be lifted
from the heart of a stricken parent !
and the family restored unbroken to. I
ttie happy fireside, and all the as- j
sembly oi your people gatherer here
would disperse to their homes con?
tented nnd happy.
"But after all, gentlemen, how Im?
potent is human government, code,
constitution. Statutes may redress a
civil wrong, but they cannot recall the
Heeling breuth and they cannot make
the life come back to its dead.
"But. gentlemen of the grand Jury
this great Commonwealth is able t<
uphold the majority of its law, is able
nnd can and will, protect the right and
punish the wrong, so 1 charge as tho
drst guardians of that law to diligent?
ly Inquire at whose hands a respect?
able and defenseless lady came re?
cently in our midst to her untimely
"If the witnesses for the Common?
wealth shall present testimony to sat?
isfy you that a great crime has beeu
committed, and with a reasonable cer?
tainty to identify the perpetrator of
tho crime, it will then become your
duty to placo that party on trial In
this court and let him answer the
? ase charged in this commonwealth.
And so, gentlemen, with charity to?
ward all und malice toward none, I
charge you to present to the court the'
truth, the whole truth, and nothing
but the truth, so help you God."
Good Men ?u Grund Jury.
The Jaupymen filed out and mounted
the stairs to a small room under the
slooping roof. The foreman wns Geo.
I- Robertson', a retired merchant and !
present Justice of the peace. The other
eight were ilinton A. Wells, a lum?
ber manufacturer: John A. Lester
farmer; Ellis P. Murtin, farsjer-,
hierschell Goodc, lumber manufactur
er; J. M I-.unntan. Justice of the peace-.
John S. Taylor, farmer; Henry T. Wat
ktns, farmer, and Holey Colo, farmer
The latter Is a son of Holey Cole, the'
magistrate who Issued the warrant In
the famous Wormley murder case oft
a half century ago.
Following the retirement of the|
grand Jury, the four witnesses?Thorn.
E. Owen. J. G. Loving. L. L Scheret |
and T. P Pettlgrew?were called and
sworn. The failure to summon Paul
Beattie and the Binford woman was a I
source of evident disappointment to!
the crowd, which. however, philos- j
ophically comforted Itself with tho|
hop,, of seeing them brought into!
court later?a vain hope as it proved. I
'Take the witnesses to the grand
Jury. Mr Sheriff," the. Judge finally di?
'Sure." said the sheriff briskly,1
marching them off and busily gnaw?
ing a hypothetical quid represented by
o rapidly disappearing straw.
Grand Jury Finds True Bill.
It w.-,s about 11:20 o'clock, and the
crowd expecting an eurly return, did
not budge. Mr. Wendenburg went
out to answer a telephone call. Mr.
Smith, of counsel for the defense, con?
sulted with tho 'court; Judgo Gregory,
of the prosecution, with the clork, and
'other lawyers moved about here and
there A half-hour passed and there
was no sign from the upstairs room.
Heat and discomfort began to clear
the courtroom, and the crowd drift-j
cd out to the lawn, sandwich stall und;
the pop-bottle counter. The local hotel!
sent forth n man ringing a dinner^
bell, nnd It lured not a few. Cameras'
were soon clicking again and every-!
thing in the neighborhood went Into;
the pictorial record. Paul Beattie,
walked about freely, but there was no
Sign Of B-ulah Binford and no news;
from her until shortly after noon. Dr.!
J. F. Raglund hurried Into her room.
The girl had fainted, the close quar- ;
ten and Intense heat being too much
for her. For a time there was a rip-,
pie of excitement, but she quickly ro-|
covered nnd was soon able to enjovi
a dinner consisting of a ham sand
wich and a bottle of ginger ale.
Soon after thU the crowd made a|
' dash for the court room, under the
belief that tie jurymen were about
I r<-port. It was a false alarm, how
The event was nothing more
than the necefsity of choosing a
B lardlan for ont Norman Johnson, a
lusty six-foot twenty-year-old Infant
as black as the ace of spades.
Went Deeply Into Case.
In the meantime the Jurymen were
ins Into the Investigation with un> 1
jsual thoroughness The men had:
evidently studied the case with tome
I care, and not only attentively heard
j the witnesses, but had many ques?
tions to ask them. Mr. Owen ap
j peared before them first, and spent a
; half-hour describing the events lead?
ing up to and Immediately following
the tragedy. Mr Pettlgrew followed
1 .:::?! told of the finding of the gun Hi
tyai in the room about twenty mln-'
iltes. After him went f>r. Loving for
a quarter of an hour, and finally De
j tective Scherer for nearly an hour.
These witnesses simply recited facts
and alleged facts long ago published
In great detail. There wore no new
features whatever. Finally, about
lilS '. o'clock, the Jury completed Its
labors, returned to the rourt room
; with a true bill, and the session was
? adjourned for dinner.
The Indictment.
I The indictment re-ad as follows:
Indtcted by Grand Jury for Wtfe Murder
In Chesterfield Circuit Court? August
Term, 1911.
Commonwealth of Virginia, County of
Chesterfield, to-vrlti
The grand Jurors of the Common?
wealth of Vlrglnlu, In and for the
body of Chesterfield county, and now
attending ?he Circuit Court of ?aid ,
county, upon their oaths prcjsut, tknl
one Henry Clay Deattle, Jr., did. on
the lbtn day of July, 11)11, In the coun?
ty of Chesterfield, and In the Jurisdic?
tion of said Circuit Court. In and upon
one Louise Wrllford Ucatttc, alias \
Louise Wellford Owen 1'eatUe, then
and (here being, feloniously, wilfully
and of his malice uforethought. make
an assault, and that he. the sold Henry
Clay Ileuttlr, Jr., a certain guu, then J
and there loaded with gunpowder nnd
shot, which nniil gun he, the said
Henry Clay Deattle, Jr., in his hands
then nnd there hud and held, then and
there feloniously, Wilfully and ot his ,
mnllee of ore though t. did discharge and
shoot off, at, against aud upon her, the '
? "Id Louise Wrllford ileuttie, nllns j
Louise Wellford Onm lieattle, aud!
that he. the said Hear}- Clay Seattle, i
Jr., with (be shot Aforesaid, out of the {
gun aforesaid, by the said Henry Clay I
IJeattle, Jr., discharged und ?U.?t oft'
ok aforesaid, tlnen and there In the I
county nfureMuld, feloniously, wilfully
"ml Of li|s malice af orrthouzbt, did '
strlKe, penetrate and nound her, the
snld Louise Wellford lieattle. allus 1
Louise Wellford Owen Beattle, in sud
upon the face of her, the said Louise
Wellford lieattle, alias Louise Wellford
Owen Heimle, giving to her, the aald
Lonlse Wellford Denttle, alias Louis*
Wellford Owen ileuttie, then and there,
with the shot aforesaid, so as afore
?aid, discharged and shot off, out of
the gun uforrsnld, by the ?aid Henry
Clay Deattle, Jr., |n and upon the fnc?
of her, the said Loulno Wellford
Deattle, alias Loulst, Wellford Owen
. Denttle, one mortal wound, of which
said mortal wound, she. the sold
Louise Wellford Deattle, nllns Louis?
Wellford Owen Deattle, then and there j
Instantly ,ii<? il < nnd so the grand Jurors ,
aforesuld, upon their oaths aforesaid, |
do say that the said Henry Clay |
Denttle, Jr., her, the snld LouIkc Well- !
ford ileuttie. nllas Louise Wellford i
Owen ileuttie. la (he mcniter, and by !
the means aforesaid. In the county1
uforrsnld, and In the Jurisdiction of I
sold court, feloniously, wllfally and of i
hin malice aforethought, did kill and I
murder, ngnlaat the peace and dignity j
of the Commonwealth of Virginia.
I'pon the- testimony of Tbomaa K.
Owen, T. P. Peltlgrew, Coroner J. O. I
Loving and Luther 1.. Soberer, who :
l.vero duly sworn In open court nlid
sent before the urn.in Jury to testify.
Heard Lindsay Ofordon Spenk.
During the recesR the crowd divided
Its time between the ham sandwich
man and a political address by J. Lind?
say Gordon, of Louisa. Speaking from
the side door of the court house, Mr. i
Gordon roundlv denounces! fenntoi >
Martin and his "machine." and railed
for a reform in Virginia politics. An
aged and earnfst -resident of the
neighborhood created a diversion by
bringing the speaker to a temporary
halt and proce6ding to lecture the
crowd himself. With arm* lifted high,
the old man walkod Into tho middle
of the circling audience and shouitd
defianc,. at the orator, denying every.
The Phil G. Kelly Company, of this
city, unloaded to-day carload consign?
ment of eight-year-old F.astern Rye
Whiskey, consigned them through the
brokerage firm of Goldsborough &
Company, of Raltimoro A rare clr
: imatance occurred In connection with
consignment, inasmuch as the goods
remained in the government ware?
houses for eight years, the allotted
government storage period, and ac
; cording'.y ieere forced out bond and
put on tho. market.
The Jocal-- trndo conced > the Kelly
Compa'tjy as" "being particularly fortun
?? ate In sec-nrjng tills, perhaps the larg
. e<t consignment of extremely old
o'o"ili> eve.- brought to this market.
The goods 0 the product of an Bast
j trni distillery, and win be placed on
j the wholesale market during the fall
months. The buyers, expecting an ac?
tive market for goods this age and
I character, anticipate quick sales.
thlng he said, and hurling charge for
charge. Mr. Gordon very good-natur?
edly ^suffered tlhe interruption, and
Anally, after the meeting was over,
insisted on shaking the old fellow's
By this time the heat was almost
as great outside the court room a." In
it. and the crowd was so?n anxious to
get back.
Klxlng Date of Trial.
At 2:45 o'clock Judge Watson te
turned to the bench, the Jury was
j again called, and the business ?f tha
! court procoeded. Vh0 Jurymen soon
I retired to consider several minor
I cases, and the court thereupon entered
1 without delay upon the matter upjicr
j most In all minds. In response to an
inquiry from the bench whether
counsel desi.-ed to submit any mo?
tions with reference to tl e Betitle
trial, Judge Gregory, Commonwealth's
attorney of Chesterfield. aros.? ttn'd
briefly expressed the -..-ish of the
prosecution to secure an earl.- hear?
ing. In the opinion of Judge Gregory
Thursday of this week would admir?
ably fit the conditions, allowing "he
defense two days In wh'eb to give the
final touches to Its case, ttri days for
the court to got a jury, and a begin?
ning of the trial proper bright ar.d
early Monday morning.
Things were not to sail so smoot'.iiy,
however. Though various statenierts
had been made frijm time to time, the
attitude of the defense was not pre?
cisely known, and Interest was Ntfn
I when Hill Carter, of counsel for tho
prisoner, arose. Cor.irreittlng on the
fact that a oasn of sucb Imoorthnce 's
I seldom tried at the unto totm of
j court, he declared that ordinarily one
continuance at least might be resson
ably claimed. By continued lantr er.d
great diligence the dafe-tse mlgr.'re
able to prepare In two weeks, he
thought, but not earlier. It therefore
asked this much, and he consldonyj ;t
very little.
Defense Wanted Time,
j "We have been hampered by meth?
ods and means we naed not dis.-it'S
here," he went on. "Personally. I
, have an important matter before Ihe
State Democratic Committee which
I may keep me busy two or. three 'lays.
Independently of this, however, It will
take us at least two weeks tc prepare
j our case. We do not at.k th.i usual
postponement until thj next term of
I court, but we ?.-. ask thit the case be
j taken up not earlier than the fir*t
[ Monday In Soptember, or ;he crurt
may set a special term for lt. II It
! Is begun on the first Monday in Sop
t tember It will ln all probability be
ended within thirty days after the in?
dictment Is returned, and surely this
will be sufficient dispatch to sa'lsfy
Mr. Smith, chief join sei t*f the de
fense. declared that he had nothing
I to add to the statement of Mr. Catter.
! The defense, he said, wished as speedy
a trial as possible, ind was not try
'? Ing to throw obstacles In. the way of
tho court. It, however, absolutely
needed further time In which to com?
plete Its case. Even at that the flal
would he completed within sixty davs
after the tragedy?not a tf rdy piyco's
by any means.
He also called the attention of the
I court to the fact that September will
' probably hrlng cooler weather arid
! greater comfort In the crowded court?
room. >
State t'rged Speedy Trial.
Speaking for the prosecution, Mr.
Wendenburg opposed the continuance
until September, declaring that Friday
of this week would be n more appro?
priate time. The character of the al?
leged crime made It important- to
hnve a quick trial, he thought.
Two weeks' delay ..would carry the
case Into another term. Counsel for
the defonse had already had ample
I time In which to prepare. The prose
I c.utlon was ready, and yet Its tnsk had
been far greater than that of the de?
fense. In the breast of whose client
was locked nil the secrets of that July
night. The administration of Justice
must be speedy and swift, he de?
clared, and a continuance would he ex?
ceedingly unfortunate.
? The court considered the matter
carefully, aided by the calendar and a
consultation with the olerk. Final?y
Copyrlrht, na, by Homeier A Ciark.
the dl8cuaslon came tentatively fixing
August 21 as the date. Judge Wat?
son evidently wished to show every
consideration to the defense, and de?
clared as much ln words, stating, how?
ever, that he was limited by condi?
tions he could not control. The Not
toway term, within his circuit, must
I begin on September Or lapse, and It
would be Impossible to have a spe?
cial Judge sent to that point sines
I the law did not permit a court to be
. In session at two different places at
[ the same time. Following immediate
I ly upon the Nottoway term would be
I one of considerable Importance in
'< Amelia with a capital case involved
I In view of these circumstances, he
i saw no alternative but to fix tin- Beat
I tie trial for one week hence.
Carter Notes Exception.
The order was entered and the
' courtroom buzzed for an Instant, mes?
senger boys scurrying nway with bul?
letins, and the crowd taking the op?
portunity to stretch Its cramped and
weary legs. The sheriff promptly se
, cured quiet and Mr. Carter arose to
I note an exception to the ruling of
! tho court In the matter of the trial
j date. Judge Watson called attention
I to the fact that no record was kept
, of the proceedings at hand, and stated
I that he would hear further objections
; and exceptions when the prisoner Is
1 urralgned next Monday. Tho defense
' Intimated strongiy that It would con
| tlnue to resist, and the Judge again
j said that the order was tentative, nnd
that he would make every concession
Kick on Gnrnett.
Reference was made by Mr. Cartet
to the action of the Henrlco authori?
ties In the person of Deputy Sheriff
Oarnett In refusing permission to
counsel for the defense to confer with
the prisoner except In the presence of
the Jailor. Mr. Wendenburg prompt?
ly disclaimed any part ln this remark?
able proceeding, and declared that he
had long ago given his permission for
free access to the cell.
"We do not ask permission," said
Mr. Smith. "We demand It as a right,
and deslro an order from the court."
The court promptly disposed of the
matter and Incidentally of Deputy
narnett. declaring that It would give
explicit Instructions to the sheriff of
Henrlco. At the same time ctmnsel
for the defense were reminded that
while thoy would be permitted to con
j suit the prisoner and carry other wit
j ncsses to the cell without the pres
j ence of the Jailer, they would be ex
i pected to exercise the) functions of this
i official during tho time. Mr. Smith
i took this for granted.
It appears thatGarnett, assuming a
greater knowledge of the law than
courts or counsel, peremptorily denied
the ordinary rights of a lawyer with
reference to his client, and, moreover
emphasized his authority with some
rudeness. Declining to enter Into a
discussion with the deputy, Mr. Smith
simply withdrew, making tho best he
could of the iltuatlon. The court
clearly sustained htm, nnd there will
probably ho no further trouble from
I Garnett
J This practically concluded the day's
work, and the crowd rapidly dwindled
Judge Watson ordered Paul Binford
: back to Henrlco Jail under the snm?
I bond. He. did not recognize tho pres?
ence of tho Binford woman as a wit
ness, and she simply returned to Hen?
rlco. Jnll ln custody of officials of that
county. After disposing of a few
minor matters, the majority of tho
lawyers left the courthouse, with the
grand jury still deliberating upon its
other cases. Automobiles and street
cars were soon whirling the Blch
monders cityward. Followed by a
flock of camera-snappers Beulah Bin
ford, covering her face with a piece
of cardboard, made a dash for the
waiting motor car and was soon hiding
herself behind a back seat. Screens
were pulled'down and the car hurried
off. Half way to Richmond it "vna
overtaken by a downp-our of rain, but.
along with the machine carrying Pnul
A box of delicious, toothsome Choco?
lates free with every two-tlmo Want
Ad. In The Tlmes-Dlspntch, paid for In
advance at tb9 oounter. Get It to-day.
Times-Dispatch Pony Contest
Nomination Blank
Counts 1,000 Votes
I hereby nominate
As a contestant in The Times-Dispatch Pony and Cart Contest, subject to the
rules of the contest.
(Name of person making nomination.)
Under no circumstances will the name of the person making the nomina?
tion be divulged to any one. This is for our information only.
In The Times-Dispatch Pony Contest
I Cast 1 Vote for
This ballot must be voted before August 22.
Beattie, made the trip without further
May Yet Be Postponed.
Though the odds appear to he favor?
able to an actual beginning of the
trial on Monday, it must not be unvtr
elood that the matter is beyond per
adventure. The defense was mani?
festly displeased with tho turn ol
events, and Mr. Smith declared latet
In tho day that while he would now i
be forced into court in a week, ho
would not feel that ho had had ade?
quate tlmo In which to prepare his
case. What the final outcome will be
It Is impossible to say with certainty
There Is a feeling In some quarters I
that the trial will yet go over?per?
haps to u Bpeclal term. The prosecu?
tion Is proceeding, howeter, on the as?
sumption that the big struggle will
begin In earnest on Monday.
Of one thing, however, there can be
no douNt. Whenever the trlnl occurs
there will be no need of militia or i
Bpeclal constabulary to preserve order
In Chestertleld. The temper of the j
crowd yesterday was excellent. Beat
tie will get u fair deal, not only in
the court, but at the hands of tho spec?
tators. Interest ln the case Is unqucs-;
tionably great, but there Is no show
of unusual excitement. The county
may even furnish tho Jury, though this
is somewhat questionable.
It is believed by many that the com?
pletion of a panel wlil consumu a
lonyer time than Is generally sup
That Judge Watson, though kindly
and courteous to all, means to rule
with a firm hand js evident even from 1
one day's acquaintance. There will
be no disorderly scenes tn Chestertleld
court, and a forgctfulness by anybodj
of the dignity and mujeety of the
one of Plekett'S Men.
In Sheriff Gill the Judge has a
staunch and capable lieutenant. A I
typical product of the olden time, the
Sheriff, one of Plckett's veterans. Is!
known throughout the county for two !
chief qualities?strict adherence to his i
duty and an Indomitable courage. He
Is withal big-hearted and hospitable, '
and genuinely glad to give his visitors
the best that he can provide for them. 1
Clerk Cogbill Is also steadily at his !
Job and tnuklng many new friends;
among those who have to go often to j
him for assistance. In fact, the whole :
official staff at the courthouse la effi- I
Clont and courteous, to a degree decid?
edly attractive to the stranger.
The courthouse surroundings are
picturesque, and provide a worthy set
t'ng for what promises to he the most
famous of Virginia criminal cases. The
ancient little building, made of brick
brought from England more than a i
century ago, stands surrounded by
towering oaks and sycemores as old
as itself. Off In one corner of the'
green a booth has been erected and
Brunswick stew, sandwiches and a
variety of othor timely articles are
provided for the visitors. The little
hotel Is a busy hive Just now. and j
.liverymen are preparing for a thrlv
lng season. It will he a hi* day for |
Chesterfield in somo wnys.
Hyrd Not In Case.
Commonwealth's Attorney Gregory,
of Chesterfield county, said last night
that while the crowd at tho court?
house yesterday was large. It was ex
. ceedlngly orderly, and that he was
j satisfied this condition would prevail
j throughout the trial. He was partlcu
i larly Impressed with the very q.iiet
j manner about the place.
Concerning the published report
i that Richard Evelyn Byrd expected '
; to assist the prosocutlon, Judge O'Sg
: ory said:
j "So far as I know. Mr. Byrd was
; not at Chesterfield Courthouse, and I
stated during the day. In the presonce
of witnesses, when interviewed, that
? tho Commonwealth^ case would be j
' conducted by Mr. Wendenburg and j
' myself; that Mr. Byrd was not in the I
j case, nnd would not be In It. tine of I
I Mr. Byrtl's friends did try to pert iade j
i me to have Ulm associated with u.l, but I
I declined. Mr. Byrd himself never j
spoke to me about the matter, al- i
) though his friend did, but ho did not
I refer to It again after I annou.iced
j that the f/.tvices of the distinguished
. lawyer ws>uld not be asked or re
i quired."
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Prisoner Expected That Grand
Jury Would Indict Elim
for Murder.
"Ye*. I have Just read of It In' the
paper." replied Henry Heattie when
aaked by Sheriff Kemp whether he
I knew he had been Indicted "It la no
I surprise to roe," he continued, "for
? have been expecting It I understand
I that wagers have been made at odd?
of two to on* that a true bill would
he returned against me by the grand
lury. it would not havo been a good
sporting chance If the odds had been
ten to one Instead of two to one"
He declined to makn any comments
upon the affair, and said he did not
care to discuss It.
"A reporter Is outside and wants
! you to make a statement to him; shall
j I bring him In?" asked the sheriff.
I "No, I have no statement to make "
A clear Illustration of the continued
, t-elf-confider.ee of Beattie Is the fact
I that he immediately ehangod the sub
J lect and said to Sheriff Kemp:
I "Oy the way, it has been dreadfully
j hot in here, especially during the
1 nights. Can't you do something for
? me? Last night I was hardly able
to sleep because It was so hot. No,
I find the days comfortable enough,
hut It Is during the. nights that I feel
the humidity and boat."
He was assured by the sheriff th.it
everything possible would hw done to
make him comfortable.
None of his old self-confidence de?
serted him yesterday, and ho received
the news of the grand Jury's action In
the same Indifferent manner which nas
characterized his demeanor since the
time of his arrest.
A few minutes after Sheriff Kemp's
visit two visitors were shown through
the Jail bv Deputy Oarnett In passing
the corridor where Beattie Is confined
they stopped and were Introduced to
the prisoner. He gave a hearty hand?
shake to each and freely chatted with
them for a few moments.
He continues to Idle away his tlmo
by reading magazines and playing soli?
taire, j
Paul Beattie and Beulah Blnford re?
turned to the Jail shortly after 5
o'clock. Both showed signs of fa?
tigue after their visit to Chesterfield
Courthouse, but both were cheerful
when returned to their cells.
The woman complained of feeling
slightly ill. the after effects of hot
attack when she swooned at the court?
house, sho declared that she was not
alarmed at her condition and did not
desire tho services of a physician when
this was suggested.
"I have always suffered with heart
trouble, hut I do not believe It is any?
thing serious." she said as she trip?
ped up the steps to her quarters on
the second floor.
Both witnesses returned In autom l
hiies. Beulah wus escorted bv Sherl:f
Gill and Deputy Lyhe, while Paul fol?
lowed In a second motor In the cus?
tody of Officer Jarrell.
Robert M. flyers.
rSpecinl to The Tlmes-Dlspateh.l
Harrlsonhurg. Va? August 14.?Rob?
ert M. ? Byers, twenty-nine years r#!d,
died Friday in Denver. Col. He wns
burled to-rtny at his home at Ft. De?
fiance. Augusta county, the funeral
taking place from the Old Stone Pres?
byterian Church. In 1005 he was em?
ployed by the Une Bro'.hers at Altfl
Vista. In recent years he had been n
civil engineer, engaged In the con?
struction of the Virginian Railway
through the Piedmont and Southwest.
Virginia sections of the State. He
leaves the following brothers and
sisters: Howard S.. of Harrlsonhurg;
.E. C. C. W, and Miss Margaret Ryers,
of Fort Defiance, and Mrs. J F. Pat?
terson, of Wayneshoro.
James Riddle.
James Riddle, about seventy years
old. farmar and Confederate veteran,
died Friday night In tho Friedens
Church neighborhood. He leaves his
wife, who was Miss Fannie Parker, of
Marttnsburg. W. Va.
LOWE?Died. In Montgomery, Ala., Au-f
gust 12, 1911, ROBERT B. LOWE. Ho
Is survived by his widow, who wns
Miss Elizabeth Bovin, of this otty,
and two ohildren.

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