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WHOLE NUMBER 18,718.
RICHMOND, VAM MONDAY, AUGUST 21, 1911.
TUE W FATHER TO-DAY?Fair.
PRICE TWO CENTS
MEN CELEBRATE
STRIKE VICTORY
Throughout United
Kingdom Ihere is
Ureat Kejoicing.
A RECOGNITION
UNIUNISM
Conditions Are Rapidly Getting
Back to Normal, and Trouble in I
Liverpool May Be Ended
Soon?King George Con?
gratulates Asquith on
Success of His Efforts.
London, August 20.?The railway
men throughout the kingdom are re?
turning to work, and it 1? hoped with?
in a tow days to have the great transit
eystems working under normal condi?
tions.
Following the announcement satur
day night that tbe railway* managers
and their employes had agreed to
permit a commission to settle their
tlltilcultles -came the reassuring news
to-night that there was great hope
of ending the dockers' strike at Liver- 1
pool, and that the workers there
shortly would resume their duties.
No rioting as a result of labor trou?
bles wus reported to-day, except at
I>ulilln, where the police and con
?stables came Into collision with a mob
?which was in sympathy with striking!
Jiowsboys, who were endeavoring .o
prevent lha distribution of newspapers.
Numerous persons had their heads
cracked in the melee and several shopb
?were looted.
Celebrate Victory. |
The railway workers held meetings
throughdut the country to-day to cele?
brate what they claimed to be a vic?
tory over the railway companies. With
the exception of 4,000 men of the
Northeastern Railway Company, which
was not a party to the strike settle?
ment agreement, and 3,000 Manchester
men. all the unions passed resolutions
jn favor of a resumption of work The
Northeastern Company's employes de?
mand an eight-hour duy and a
2-Hhlillng weekly advance in wages,
with a minimum weeklj wage of 22
?hillings, irbout SC.60
Although the services on the other
lines i.ave not yet been completely re?
stored, the men in most cases pre- ;
sen ted themselves for duty to-day, and
:i star' was made toward remedying
t!,- dislocation caused by the strike.
During the day sonn, progress was
mafle m clearing the lines of freight
fi.ir.*. :,ut It will be some days before
normal conditions are restored.
r '.,rt jnat?ly. bacait*?-o*..the btoei<
In the telegraph lines, the manifesto
of the strike lenders calling upon the
men to return to work did not reach
some points until this morning, nnd
during the nlpht there were dlsturb
uncea at numerous pUces. With the
exception of Llanelly. Wales, however!
there were no serious riots.
Tu rive Are Depil. ,
At Llanally, the death list, as a re?
sult of the disturbances of yestcrda/
and Inst nicht, but due rhlefly to the
explosion In the freight shed which
the mob set on fire, reached twelve.
Three of this number were shot bv
the troops yesterday morning. The
police believe the explosion In tho
freight shed was caused by a box of
rartrldeos looted from the troop tr.v;n
being thrown Into the fire. Many per?
rons were seriously injured by the ex.
plosion, and are he'.ng treated In thn
l.ospltals. Eight thousand troops still
remain at Llnnelly. but to-day the
t-iwn resumed Its usual quiet. The of?
ficer in command of the troops there
fays that roughs and not strikers .were
responsible for the original rioting.
The military also remained on duty
to-day at a few other points In the
V.inpdom, but their services were not
required.
King George to-day telegr.iphed
[Premier Asquith complimenting the
government on the success of Its ef?
forts in bringing about a reconcilia?
tion between the railways and the'.r
employes.
The prospects for a settlement of '?
the Liverpool dock strike are bright?
er to-night, as the ship owners have
agreed to meet representatives of the
men when they - all return to work.
Tom Mann, the lender of the strike,
was quite hopeful that there would be
a settlement of the trouble, and de?
clared it was probable the dockers
would be back to work Wednesday.
The stenmers Celtic and Caronla
both sailed from Liverpool this af?
ternoon with full passenger lists',
?while more passengers are awaiting
them at Queenstown.
(.rent I'nlon MeetJntr.
A meeting of 40.000 trades unionists
of London was held nt Hyde Park this
afternoon. Labor leaders congrntuluted
the railway men on their victory, nnd a
resolution pointed out that for the first
time In history the companies hnd rec?
ognized the principle ot collective bar
' gaining, thereby concerting what al?
ways hnd been a vltsl principle of the
trade unionists. While not accepting
the terms of the agreement between
the employers and the men as a final
settlement of the latter's demands, the
resolution concluded that the men had
decided to return to work and trust
the companies to give effect to the
Spirit ant! letter of the agreement.
The strike leaders. In a manifesto
asking the men loyally to accept the
agreement, point out that the compa?
nies have agreed to abide bv the find
Ings of the commission, even If it rec?
ommends recognition of their union.
One pitiable effect of the strike has
been the suffering of stranded holiday
makers In I^incnshlre. Thousands of
factory workers passed the holidays
at Blt-ckpool and had spent their last
penny. They had the return halves of
their railway tickets, but no trains
Were running, and many of them tried
to walk distances of twenty and thirty
miles in order to reach their homes at
Preston, Blnckburn and other places.
'In hundreds they fell exh-uisted by
the wayside or In tho fields. The au?
thorities of other towns, learning of
their distress, posted notices inviting
assistance from benevolently Inclined
* persons, whereupon vehicles of every
description were sent out on the road
to rescuo tho factory workers.
Ccngies^men Eagerly
Await Last Fall
of Gavels.
MANY ALREADY
HAVE l EPa.RTilL
Sunday Anything Biy: Quiet Day
in Capital, Where Law-Mak?
ers Are Preparing for Home?
ward Journeys?Virginia's
Senatorial Campaign At?
tracts Attention.
[Srecial to The Tlmcs-nispatch.J
Washington, D. C. August 20.?The
last Sunday of the extraordinary ses?
sion of Congress was anything but a
quiet one In Washington. The na?
tional capital, which since Aprli 4
last has been the scent of one of the
hottest polltlcul games ever played
on the American diamond, was ail
bustle and activity. On Capitol Ulli
Senators and Representatives were
putting the last finishing loaches to
get-away day, which may come to?
morrow; on the Senate bide dignified
lawmakers were in their s>hirt sleeves
working with their secretaries and
laborers getting odds and ends to?
gether, so that they might quit Wash?
ington when the gavels fall for the
last time. an<l over on the House side
much the same thing was in order.
Many House members already have
left Washington, and now are home?
ward bound, having determined at the
close of business yesterday that there
was no use lor them to remain uerc
longer after all the work of the ses?
sion had been practically completed.
No Close Votes.
To-morrow's sessions of the House
and Senate are not exptcted to develop
anything of importance. There will
be no close votes, and the cotton
schedule will be a routine affair, prob?
ably dull and uninteresting. The dam?
age was done, to far as the Democrats
are' concerned, when the House on
Friday failed to pass the wool bill
over the President's veto, and having
lost, many of the followers of Thomas
Jefferson see no reason for longer
continuing a session Which had al?
ready gone much over time
From many of the prominent hotels
here baggage wagons and drays aie
rapidly transporting the personal ef?
fects of Congressmen and their secre?
taries to tho railroad station, and
there will be little left in the way
of perfecting arrangements when the
final hour of adjournment comes.
The members of the Virginia dele?
gation will be among the first to leave
for the Old Dominion when the regular
i time comes to qua. .Most 01 tnt-m >wll
spend '.:e three months Intervening
betwe* n now and the convening of the
next sesstcn at their homes, but there
are a lew who wlii find diversion in tne
senatorial campaign now going on.
Not later than >\ ednesday voin .sena?
tors Martin and Swanson will plunge
Into one of the hottest political rights
known in Virginia. Their headquar?
ters will be ajlve with workers and
supporters, and things will hum until
all the votes have been counted at
the polls on September 7.
Cau?cn Ilencwcd Interest.
The announcement made a day or
two ago that Congressman Flood would
manager Smiaior Martin's campaign
from the breaking up of Congress has
added renewed Interest to the situa?
tion, and still more life will be In?
jected when Senator Swanson makes
his further announcements concerning
the campaign during the next day or
two. So far. he has said that as long
as Congress was In session ht meant
to stay In Washington and attend to
his duties, and tie has carried that
program out most faithfully. Now,
however, with adjournment almost at
hand, he will get actively Into the
fight.
With Congressmen Class and Jones
fighting hard and denouncing their ad?
versaries on every stump in the State.
Washlngtonians are taking more and
more Interest In the situation. Many
of them are preparing to go home to
vote on election day, and already a
number of requests for leave of ab?
sence have been filed with the heads
of tho various departments here where
Virginians are employed.
In the various government bureaus,
in the railroad offices and In the prl
vnte establishments here many Vir?
ginians are employed, and it is safe
to say that few, If any, of thyjtn will
be in Washington when the time comes
to nominate men for the places now
held by Senators Martin and Swanson.
They are going home to vote. They
are loyal Virginians in all that the
word implies, and they propose to do
their civic duty on September 7 at
their various voting places.
Congratulations for Flood.
The clor-e of the s'.ssion has brought
many words of congratulation to Con?
gressman Flood for the excellent
manner in which the statehood bill
was put through. Weeks of hard labor
have been put In toward effecting this
measure, and never once did Mr. Flood,
chairman of the House Committee on
Territories, lag In his efforts to got
the matter through.
The Important question now comes
as to whother the Senate will get four
additional Democratic members or four
Republicans. The Democrats lack only
nine of having a majority now, and If
Arizona and New Mexico each send
two Democrats, the Republican ma?
jority will be cut to five. P. H. McG
Gamaliel Bradford Killed.
Boston, Mass., August 21.?Gamaliel
Bradford, a retired banker, well
known throughout the country for his
writings and lectures on governmental
topics, and of the eighth generation
In descent from Governor Bradford, of
the Plymouth Colony, was struck by a
trolley car last night, dying, of a frac?
tured skull shortly after midnight
this morning at his son's horns In
Weilcsley Hills.
A.viator Atwood Com?
pletes Three-P'ourths
of Journey.
IS APPROACH LN G
WORLD' RECORD
He Speeds Over Eighteen Towns
and Villages, and Makes Easy
Landing in Lyons, N. Y.
Expects to Reach Coney
Island on Wednes?
day.
A World's Record
Chicago, August 20_Officials of
the International Avlntlon Meet
Association to-night Issued the fol?
lowing statement i
"LInroln Urachcy, In a Curtis* bi?
plane, rose to on nltltude of ll.STM
fret to-day, or :'.,.'.-U metres. This
figure villi be subject tu a slight
addition as a result uf the vapor
pressure, Tvhlch "ill he ascertained
by the Weather Hureau to-morrow.
Thin Is positively n tvorld's record.
Major Samuel W. Knebor. a aov
rrument expert, made careful meas?
urements of Uenchey's bnracruph,
and pronounced It correct."
Lyons. N*. Y.. August 20.?Nine hun?
dred and thirty mile? from his start?
ing point. Harry N. Atwood. the young
Boston aviator, who Is fast approach?
ing the world's Ion? distance record
In his Might from St. Louis to New'
Vora, sanded In a field in Lyon* this
afternoon, after flying 104 miles from
Buffaii: without a stop.
Ascerfdtng In Buffalo at 3:20 P. M.,
Atwood, who has flown seven days
without a mishap, circled to a high
altitude, turned . eastward, and, hit by
a brisk wind from the west, shot over
towns and villages at a speed which
kept railroad telegraph operators busy
reporting his progress. He alighted
In Lyons at ?:3l P. M.. having Covered
the 104 miles In . exactly two hours
and eleven minutes.
Outdlstaurrs Trnln.
A trnln, which left Buffalo at ex?
actly the same time that Atwood did.
ran in sight of the aeroplane almost
ell the way to Rochester, hut arrived
i there eighteen minutes after the avia?
tor had passed around the city 3nd
had disappeared in the east. Tho
train, however, had made a stop en
route.
Atwood is now 335 miles from New
Tork, or almost three-fourths of his
1,265-mile flight. By Tuesday night
he hopes to reach Albany, an.l on Wed?
nesday, in a one-day fllghj. down the
! Hudson River, he expects to break the
I world's record for the dlslanee anC
i finish his trip, landing at Coney Island
in New Tork before sundown. For the
930 miles already covered he has been
in the air actually nineteen hours and
fifty-eight minutes.
Eighteen towns and villages saw
the aviator to-day as he swept over
them, sometimes flying as low as 150
feet, so he could read the names of
: the railroad stations as he passed. A
?? few miles out of Euffalo. where he as
, cended from a race track In a breeze
j off the lake so strong that It carried
I him around In circles of a mile before
j he could get his speed. Atwood struck
. out eastward over the New York Cen
; tral Railroad tracks, which are to fix
; his course all the. way to New York.
. It was between East Palmyra and
Newark that Atwood made the best
recorded time of the day. covering
thP four miles between these two
points in thrre minutes. Getting in
, toward Lyons, Atwood found he had
i not sufficient gasolene to carry him
! on to Syracuse, so he picked out a
I clear field on a hill near the town and
glided down to the ground.
To Vtlcn To-Day.
Atwood's flight to-morrow will be
to Syracuse and Utlca, with stops a;
each of these cities and a possible
detour to Auburn.
He Intends to reach Albany not be?
fore Tuesday night.
Soon after he returns to Boston. At?
wood said, he would prepare for a
transcontinental flight this autumn,
probably from Los Angeles to New
York. He said he thought he could
make the 3|500 miles In fifteen days,
taking a southern course to St. Louis
and coming north by way of Cincin?
nati to New York State.
May Be a Tierr Record.
1 Chicago. August 20.?The world's
1 record for altitude again was reported
I hanging In the balance when the nine
day meet of the International Aviation
Association closed to-night. Lincoln
Beachey, In a Curtlss machine, after
an hour aloft, out of sight of the
spectators, had Just volplaned to earth
and an unofficial reading of the baro?
graph indicated the machine had
reached a height of 11,152 feet. Or?
dinarily this Is liable to a change of
200 feet either up or down.
The meet came to an official close
when Harold F. McCormlck, of Chi?
cago, son-in-law of John D. Rocke?
feller, and chief promotjer of the meet,
circled the field several times in a
monoplane driven by Thomas Sop
wlth- Exhibition flights'will be given
to-morrow, however, by all of the
aviators in a benefit performance for
the widow of St. Crolx Johnstone, who,
with William Badger, of Plttsburg,
fell to their deaths last Tuesday.
The grand duration prize, the chief
financial plum of the meat, was won
to-day by C- P. Rodgers, who had
been In the air over 25 of the 81 1-3
possible flying hours. The prize was
$10,000, In addition to all of the other
unearned prizes, totaling about $13,000.
Rodgers will receive half of this sum
and the residue will be divided among
the next two highest records.
Thomas Sopwlth was the chief
among the aviators in point of per?
sonal profit, taking a total of nearly
$14,000 In prizes.
The twelve miles' speed event for
biplanes was won by Eugene Ely,
I (Continued on Second Page.)
Political History Made
in Past Few
Months.
LEGIbLA'ilVE
RESULTS SMALL
Ambitious Program Adopted at
Start Not Carried Out, and
Few Bills of Importance
Find Their Way to Statute
Books?Much Campaign
Material.
Washington. August .'0.?Congress
will adjourn before Tuesuay nlgh^
possibly to-morrow?and the most
blrenuous session of recent years will
pass Into political history. The net
results of the session, in comparison
with the ambitious program adopted
at the outset, were not large.
Canadian reciprocity was brought
as near reality as th* executive and
legislative departments could advance
It; statehood was assured for New
Mexico and Arizona; campaign pub?
licity legislation was enacted In a
form satisfactory to Its most earnest
advocates. Provision was made for
an enlarged House of Representative!
based upon the last census, and a few
other measures of minor Importance
were passed.
Efforts Are I'll tile.
' A Democratic House, the first since
1 1S 95, seized upon this session as a
vehicle to convey to the country the
views of the Democracy on the sub?
ject of tariff revision, but executive
disapproval rendered futile all efforts
to Impress those views upon the sta?
tute hooks.
Two tariff bills, one materially re
! duclng the existing duties on wool and
woolen goods of all classes, and the
? other placing on tho free list artl
| cles of machinery and tools used by
farmers, and amended to Include many
I other items, were vetoed by president
Taft. He based i.ts disapproval upon
the grounds that the bills had not been
"scientifically" prepare and that tar?
iff revision should wait until reports
on the different schedules had been
made by the tariff board. A cotton
I revision bill awaits a similar fate.
The House, under the leadership of
Representative Underwood, of Alaba- ,
ma. chairman of the Ways and Means
Committee, and .Speaker Clark, en?
deavored to pnss the bll'j over the
I veto, but the necessary .two-thirds I
: votes could not be mustered. These
j failures to overthrow President Taft'i
veto messages were a strong factor in I
determining leaders to bring the aes- ]
slon to a close, and it Is not likely I
that the Congress will be in session :
to receive a like message relating to ]
the cotton revision measure, j
WIM Hear Fruit. ? J
Trust investigations, almost witho.it i
number, were instituted during tho |
session, and some of them?notably
those bearing upon monopolies in the '
steel and sugar Industries?were pros?
ecuted with vigor, and they still ?are
in progress. Constructive legislation
to bear on Federal regulation of cor- j
poratlons Is regarded ns certain to j
come as a result of theso Inquiries,
and plans already have been Instituted
to revise the antl.trust laws.
Charges were revived that Senator
Lorlmer was elected by the Illinois '
legislature through the medium of \
bribery, and a second Investigation by !
the Senate was gotten well under way. :
A Senate Inquiry into the election of
Senator Stephenson. of Wisconsin, was
ordered.
General arbitration treaties with
Great Britain and France were sent ;
to the Senate by President Taft, but
they received a frigid welcome be- |
cause the upper House contended that
one provision of the treaties usurped
its constitutional prerogatives. Pre?
sentation of the treaties strained .
hitherto cordial relations between the
Foreign Relations Committee and the '?
State Department, and aa a result I
President Taft has made it plain that
an issue has been raised which he
will carry to the country, in the hope .
of procuring ratification when Con- |
'gress reconvenes.
A Country-Wide Iasne.
Friction In the Department of Ag- j
riculture over the enforcement of the
pure food laws naa been aired by one ,
of many Investigations o.-lglnatlng In j
the Democratic House, and n country. I
wide issue raised over the question
Whether the activities of Dr. Harvey
W. Wiley, the government's pure food
expert, have been m .de Ineffective.
Proceedings In the House under cau?
cus rule, led by Mr Underwood, pro
(Continued on Second Page.)
Senator Swanson
Makes Correction
Washington, D. C, August SO.
The Tlines-Ulspatcni
In a recent statement In reply to
Mr. OlnsK in regard to my transac?
tions In tbe stock of the American
Tobacoo Company I atatedi "In 18US,
while I was In Chatham, and Con?
gress was not In session, I purchased
on margin 200 shares of tbe stock of
the Amerlcau Tobacco Compony."
This statement was made from
memory. Since making the state,
ment I have written to obtain accu?
rate Information In regard to the
transaction, and find I was mistaken
as to the date of purchase and also
as to the amount purchased. I And
that the purchase of stock on mar?
gin and for speculation as afore?
said was on October 4, 1800, and not
180S, as I supposed It was, and con?
sisted of 400 shares, Instead of 200
shares. Congress tra? not In session
when I mnde thin purchase. I de?
sire through your paper to inuke
this correction of my forrjer state?
ment. CI.AUDB A. SWANSON.
Will Preside at Beattie Trial
?iiimiia WAI/TEH A WATSOS.
ENDS HIS VISIT
Official Tour Is Concluded With
Journey to Niag?
ara.
WAR-HERO IS FASCINATED
Usually Expressionless Face
Lights With Interest as
He Views Falls.
Nlagayt Fulis. Ont? August 20.?As
Admiral Togo motorej over the upper
steel arch bridge to-day, gazing In?
tently at the mtsty cataract below, hm
concluded his official tour of the United
States. He entered Canada unofficially,
being received only by Japanese
Consul-General Nokomura, of Ottawa.
After a rest here the admiral will
continue to Vancouver, from which
point he will re-enter the United
States by rail for a private visit to
Seattle, embarking there for Japan.
Before leaving American territory
the distinguished Japanese, who has
been the guest of the United States
government for the ilast seventeen
days, sent the follov'ng message to
Washington:
"His Kxcellency, The Secretary of
State:
"On the eve of my departure from
the United States, I beg to thank you,
and through you, the President, for
the most cordial and warm reception
that the government and the people
have accorded to me during my vlst.
"Pray be assured of my carrying
home with me a v'vld Impression of
the kind and friendly feelings which
have been demonstrated to rne by tho
nation whose welfare and prosperity
are my sincerest wish.
(Signed)
"A'DMIRAL COUNT TOGO."
The admiral and his party reached
Niagara Falls, N. T., early to-day, and
spent the morning in viewing the
gorge. In a private trolley car the
Japanese sea fighter rode around the
falls. His face, hitherto expressionless
at the sights he has seen, lighted up
with interest as he saw the solid
sheets of water glide over the preci?
pice, the rlsng white mist blending
with the overhanging clouds.
The admiral listened attentively as
the objects of scenic interest were
pointed out along tho route. He asked
about the depth of the water, tho
power of the falls, and the effects of
the eternal erosion. When he re?
turned to his hotel he still was fasci?
nated, and for a long time stood on tho
veranda watching the flow of the
Horseshoe Falls.
To-night the admiral gave a dinner
to Captain Potts, U. S. N.. ond Chand?
ler Hale, Third Assistant Secretary of
State, and lieutenant Arthur B. Cook.
U. S. N.. who have been his official
escorts while In the United States. He
bade them a touching farewell, ex?
pressing In broken English his appre?
ciation for their constant companlon
shlii of the last seventeen days.
SEES "JACK KNIFE MARKS"
Expecting Denth, Aged Man Visits
Scenes of Ills Boyhood.
Waterbury. Conn., August 20.?Hav?
ing a premonition that he was not go?
ing to live long, and a desire to revlvo
memories of his boyhood, John I.
Tracy, of Moodus. has made a trip
over Gullford ond Say brook and vicin?
ity. Inspecting his "old Jack knife
marks" and the hedges he set out
when a lad.
It Is Just sixty-five years since he
lived in Gullford, and he Is proud of
the confidence his family has reposed
In him In letting him go about alone
on the trolley cars. The meeting
between Mr Tracy and Jason Dudley,
of Gullford, after a separation Of
sl>:ty-four years was a Study In hu?
man nature. Mr- Tracy consumed all
of one day In gossiping with four other
school friends whom he hadn't seen
for more than sixty years.
WILLING 10 LEAVE
MATTER TO COURT
Father of Mrs. Beattie Silent on
Question of Husband's In?
nocence or Guilt.
SORROW FOR BEATTIE, SR.
Mr. Owen Advised of Proceed?
ings, but Takes No Part
in Prosecution.
[Special to The TimeB-Dlapatch.]
Dover, Del.', August 20.?"I am satis,
nod to leave the case In tho hands of
the State prosecution," said Robert V.
Owen, father of Mrs. Henry Clay
tteattle, Jr., who was murdered whllo
automobile riding with her husband
at Richmond, on the night of July 18.
The parent of the young wife who
was shot to death and for whose mur?
der the husband has been Indicted, is
manager of the Dover Lumber and
Milling Company. He has been in
Dover in this capacity for a year. A
typical Southerner, he dlacussed the
gruesome details of the awful trag?
edy with a calmness that denoted true
philosophy.
"Henry O. Beattle, Sr., and I have
been personnl friends for thirty-five
years," he said to-day. "We feel deep?
ly for each other In this ordeal. Out
trouble Is great; so Is his. We lost
our dnughter; his son is indicted for
murder."
Child .Not Yet Christened.
Mr. Owen referred to the fact that
the grandchild?It was six weeks old
at the time of the tragedy?is of equal
relation to Mr. Beattle, Sr., and him?
self. "The little one has been with
Mrs. Owen at Newport News, Va?" he i
went on. "where it is doing well. It
was upon the suggestion of Mr. Beat
tie. Sr.. that my wife took the child.
His wifa Is dead."
When asked the name of the little
one, the grandfather replied that, al?
though it had been Intended to name
the child after its father, It has not '
yet been christened. The significance
of this remark waa apparent: it means
that the child will be given another
name.
Mr. Owen continued: "At the time
of the murder, my brothers, Hen P. j
Owen and Thomas E. Owen and my- |
self became active in the case. The ;
sudden turn that the matter has taken
and the fact that tho prosecution is ;
In able hands, hns caused us to drop
out. We are rfow awaiting develop?
ments, and are not taking the initla- i
tive."
No Opinion n? to Guilt.
The interview led up to a direct '
question as to whether the father of
the murdered girl believes her hus?
band to be guilty of the crime. He
?was non-committal. "I only know
what T have read In the newspapers."
said he.
Ben P. Owen, brother of the Dover
man. Is secretary to Governor Mann,
of Virginia, this being the third ex?
ecutive of the Old Dominion State for
whom he has been secretary. Ho calls
up Dover by telephone every night
from Richmond and tells his brother
of the developments In the celebrated
case.
Tho father of Mrs. Beattle does not
expect to attend the trial at Chester?
field. "There Is a probability that my
wife may be called as a witness for
the prosecution," he continued. "This
has not been definitely .'.ottled. If she
shall be called upon. I will go with
her. I do not believe thnt either Mrs.
Owon or I will be there."
Great l.oss by Fire.
Frankfort. Germany. August JO.-r.
The Opel Sowing Machine and Bicycle
Works, at flltsselhelm. wer? destroyed
ny fire last night. Two person's per?
ished In the flames ami many were In?
jured. The loss Is estimated at be?
tween $1,000,000 and *l,:i>0,000. .
COURT 10 DECIDE
WHETHER TRUE
WILL BE DELAYED
State Satisfied?hatBeat
tie Case Will Begin
Ihis Morning.
DEFENSE CERTAIN
TO ASK FOR TIME
Judge Watson, Despite Illness of
Father-in-Law, Will Open
Chesterfield Court To-Day,
When Motion by Defense
for Postponement Will
Be Presented.
Unloss strong legal grounds ir?
? shown for a continuance, the Common
? wealth Wlil demand an immediate trial
I of Henry Clay Beattie. Jr., when he la
I arraigned tn the Chesterfield Circuit
I Court this morning at i? o'clock. Com
j inonwealth's Attorney James ill. Greg
i ory said last night that he anticipated
I no delay; that the State would oppose
I any further postponement, and that he
j had no doubt but thut the case would
' go on.
\ Judge Gregory said that while he
was informed of the serious Illness of
\V. T. Tlnsley, father-in-law of Judge
Walter A. Watson, he was yet of tne
opinion that the case would go on and
that Judge Watson would sit. Thut
tho defense will ask a further contin?
uance Is certain, though Attorney Harry
M. Smith, Jr., declined to make any
statement yesterday. There will be
no postponement without good legal
cause, according to the emphatic state?
ment of the Commonwealth's attorney.
About sixty witnesses have been
summoned by the Stale to be present
when the case ic called this morning,
and Attorneys Gregory and L.. U. Wen
denburg are prepared to go forward
at once.
Will Take Benttle to Cheaterfleld.
Henry Beattie, Jr., under indictment
for the murder of his wife, Louise
Wellford Owen Beattie. at a lonely
point on the Midlothian Turnpike, on
the night of July 1$, will be taken to
Chesterfield Courthouse from the H?n
rlco jail this morning In a motor car,
surrounded by an ample staff of city
and county officers. Paul Beattie, his
cousin, a material witness for tho Com?
monwealth, who Is expected to tell of
tho purchase of the gun with which
the murder was committed, will also
be taken to-Chesterfield this morning.
The officers of the Commonwealth do,
not expect to take Beulah Blnford to
I the courthouse to-day. While a mate
| rial witness, she can be secured at any
; time on an hour's notice to the officers
at the Henrlco jail, and as accommo?
dations at Chesterfield are limited, it
I has been held to be hardly necessary
I to keep her at Chesterfield Courthouse
I during the tedious drawing of the Jury
and the other formalities of preliml
I nary procedure.
Shows \o Fear or Anger.
I Honry Beattie spent hlB final day in
! the H^enrico Jail quietly, as he has the
others since his incarceration, follow
j lng the coroner's Inquest a month ago.
His father was with him for a time,
I and Attorney Smith was also a visitor.
He read the papers and appeared to his
I jailers as in his usual spirits, with a
! word of kinB greeting to those who
passed his cell. Ho has shown no emo?
tion at the death of his wife, no Indig?
nation at those who charge him with
the crime and who have worked night
and day to secure the proof; no fear ot
the serious predicament In which he Is
placed In having to submit his life or
death to-day to the Judicial decision
of twelve men.
The belief Is expressed that little dif
rtculty1 will be experienced In securing
a Juiy. Thirty-two men have been
summoned. The first panel of sixteen
will be examined by the court. Ob?
jection rpay be made for cause by either
side, crwi when sixteen men, tree from
all objection, have been secured, the
defense may of right and without giv?
ing ;:ny cause, strike out the names
of four. The remaining twelve com?
pose the trial Jury. The names of
those summoned by Sheriff Gill are
being closely guarded. A day's delay
may be experienced should It be nec?
essary to summon another venire, pos?
sibly from another county.
Conimonwenlth Is Bendy.
But the Commonwealth Is ready to go
on this morning If the first sixteen men
prove acceptable. While the attorneys
have declined to make public their list
of witnesses summoned, in order to
savo objection and possible delay, the
full list has been furnished to. Attor?
neys Smith and Hill Carter, for the de?
fense. In fact, ?o confident does the
Commonwealth seem to be of Its case
that it has not summoned a number of
witnesses the nature of ?hose testi?
mony might be objected to as hearsay,
and the admission of which might later
become a ground for exception and ap?
peal. Mr. und Mrs. B. V. Owen, father
and mother of the slain woman, have
returned to their home In Dover, Del.,
carrying with them the infant .child of
the murdered wile. Either Mr. or Mrs.
Owen ;-oi:ld reach here In one night,
if needed as the ease develops.
It is anticipated that the case of the
prosecution will open by placing on the
stand the physicians who examined the
body?Coroner J. G. I.ovlng, Dr. Her
bert Mann and Dr. Wilbur Mercer?who
will testify not only to the fact of
death, but as to the nature of the
wounds.
Thomas E. Owen, .uncle of the mur?
dered woman, at whose home she waa
staying, and to who^e place tho body
waa brought on the fatal night, will re?
count how Beattie arrived with the
bleeding corpse and give his story of
the bearded highwayman, described by
Beattie as having mopped them In th?
road and shot his wife at his side.
Centres About Paul Benttle>.
The Commonwealth admits than Its
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