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To-Day In Chesterfield Court JURY COMPLETE, TRIAL PROPER BEGINS TO-DAY (Continued From First Page.)_ line courtesy and great good temper'! of the father of the prisoner und-r; the burden <jf sorrow he is carrying ? Struck straight i" the heart. To see ' him with a hit more Of animation and I of hope In h'la strong and furrowed j face carried pleasure to all, whatever llioy might think of his son. If there ? ? is marked seriousness anywhere this ' day It was In Henry Beanie, .tr. The I i'. xatlon, lipon which all commented, din' e.f which all were glad, did not . include the prisoner. In fact. It was j the soberest day yet for him Ho nmilrii and smoked and gossiped still/ it Is true, arid vlitstlod thai one time ..?perhaps unconsciously. But It was | |d.n<< with a different air and a dif? ferent look upon his face. Preoccu? pation held him fast now. and these (things were* but fleeting lapses Into 'his old careless self. Before him lay ' In serious task that might mean the -difference between life or death, and [he knew it And when the time came ; 'he was ready. Nen Venire Appear*. Perfunctory motions to qunsh any- I (?hing quashablc ere. ted the court j [promptly when the sef'lor. herran. glr* Sng the defense opportunity for more (exceptions. It was already noon., and. Heuling a hot day. the judge Reared -.doors and windows at once. Not. and then a breath of air stole In. No time was lost In bringing the Hew venire before the eourt. I'hknow ilnc ones hjid seemed at llrst to douot .If the sheriff and his deputy could J iround up thirty mere men In so brief j jo time, but the two war veterans, lyp llcoi country .Southerners of u bygone period, were forth with the dawn and .hack acain ready for the next task ins hand long before the modest limit , of their time was rcaeheel. When the first venlrcman was called [Judge Watson, with a kindly fore fthought, characteristic of the man. In? vited the hot and tired farmer to the ?witness chair. On the preceding day til bad stood during the examination, put a complication iiroFt. With the fman In the seat his back was square? ly in the faces of the lawyers. The ?defense demurred. The e.halr was turned, and now the , court way f ir o\l 10 address the venire- j man's m <:k A cornpromisinii angle was soughl without aouch effect, and , finally the judge lerminated the dls- . russlon. "It doesn't matter about Mr. Sherman's fate," he eleclared, "for I have seen him before." "And notv you can see him behind." Tcmirkfd Mr. Smith, from the bar. , The crowd smiled, and, noting the j *UKg?-nt!v?- li- *n*<# ventured to stretch , Its legs -.ii spite of the sheriff. j ISxuminutlon by Court. The examination began, the fourt j covering the ground with im less care , end thoroughness than on tiki open :-in Some of the venlreuien had j ttxe? opinions and werjs rejected with? out parley. Oth'-rs hail read the ! papers and tentatively reached con- j elusions, but could lay them aside and ] give the accused a fair trial. The best j of these the court accepted, dismiss- | lag some of the others and holding two In reserve. One man, who had ( been sick ten days, asked to be ex- j cused, and. with n curious m launder- , standing of court room Qtl(|Uette, stood j up and from his place in the crowd of spectators directed his Plea .yalght to the clerk He was sumASjied be? fore the bench, and the Judge, under? standing the ways of his people and knowing that the man meant no dis? respect, let him go with an expression of regret that he huel been bothered at all. Skln<|uarter came Into f.ime with one venlrcman, and the Yellow 3ai ket neighborhood also had Its de? fenders. The court held both in high tpinlon, It said. It had been remarked on Monday that not one of the thirty-six venire rrien eumiiwiiAbjectcd tr, capital pun? ishment .in ihi, rj'ft-oltt-J McCue case this consideration reduced several of the llets by h?lfe Chesterfield evi? dently believes ;n stern measures where, murderous deeds are charged, end elocs not halt at the death chair. (Yesterday, however, two or three were found who were excluded un'ler this provision. One man would not punish with death except upon direct evi? dence, and another, his brother, upon any evidence what: never, hcwls R?hr rrtson stirred the. rrowd again, lie had not followed the ease closely; had no opinion, and. having none, could I not remember expressing any. "Have- yen any feeling with r. fer- | enee to capital punishment?" the court askfd fir.rillv "Soraei Sympathy," fi??th r,e>w!s Rob? ertson, in dead earnest He went into I lie hox a moment later and staved there. Wnlrhi-h rhrni e lonely. All this time Henry Beattld Sal he side his father clopely watching 'he vonlremen as they came and went -ir ! Hayed A muscle In his lower jaw worked steadily ? not a nervous twitching, "r o liurrlcd pulse, as some bavti said?but an old habit of little) I significance to be seen in hundreds of others: If they art ever called into a glare like this Now and then he leaned over fe>r a word with his eou/i ?rl or Rohic of the others around him. Sober-minded beyond the u- ,,?). ),e j was y. i completely cnlin. Much lias been sr.le] and writte n of his demeanor ! In the court H is scarcely fair n> ? put hl'rn i),',-? under a liundri'd starli ? eyes and then call him frivolous and heartless If > smile: or hypocritical If he' Weep: or conscience-stricken arid ! afraid If his raw nerves quiver .it any time. But In spite ..f this, It ran , Society Women Use New Wrinkle Remover (Prom Society World , Since the discover: ? olullon of ordinary saxoltte .-. ? lti,\ has .1 peculiar effect skins, 'it has l.ee:, learned prominent -o.-l, ty women } . country have used this .... treatment with groat Sucres*. The formula is: powdered saxnllte, ?tim e, dissolved In witch ?, ? , ... . half pint. Use dally an n n. Tho beneficial aribn of t! felt at once There'* nn agree |, ? refre-r.:m sensation and feeling hlloratlort. The hkln soon ?firmer ;.nd more ynuthSil look ? ngbblness and all wrinkles are , dlately affected. So one need hej ? to got the Ingredients at th> di m ?tore and n . / for there aro no harmful eft ecu l He h u f , p FATHER'S EYES FILL WITH TEARS _ AS HE BIDS SON GOOD-BYE IN JAIL Henry Beattie Spends His First Night in Chesterfield Prison. OFFICERS WATCH OUTSIDE Quiet Scene Around Courthouse After Jury Goes to Red. A reporter for The Times-Dispatch sent the following dispatch from Ches terrblj Courthouse at 10 o'clock last night: II- n: ;. C, Beattie, Jr.. sleeps to-night In the northeast cell on the second floor of the Chesterfield county jail. Beyond him on the opposUe side are two prisoners, minor offenders against the law, William Wellford and Alfred Knight, who have been in a manner deputized to watch through the long night hours the youug man charged with the murder of his wife. Outside, both armed with magazine shotguns, patrol Jailer N. H. Cogtdll and his spe? cially appointed deputy, Thomas B. bill, the tall young son of Sheriff Gill. They expect no untoward event. As th" law requires, they keep watch over the Jail and Its noted prisoner. Pother llld? Sun Uood-Br. After court adjourned H. C. Beattie, Sr., entered the Jail with his son. and there Si the Jailer turned his back, h'i r.oy good.night. He clasped that ??? to hi.- heart, kissed him and ??? i htm on the shoulder. "Good sight 'v.-as .ill he could say. His eyes illed quickly with tear? and his voice ho?k so that his words were but a iab. Then the broke?) man turned iway and the heavy steel door was wung Into piece. AI S O'clock to-night Jailer Coghlll isked Henry Brattle what he would isve for supper. "Have you any .;f that nice Bruns vick stew you ier\'ed me before?" sked Beattie "Ves." said Mr. Cogblll. "It's just s nice as atiy you ever sttick a tooth n." "Wei!, bring me some .of that, a ;la-s of Iced tea, some rolls and out? er." the prisoner replied. Menl from Jailer's Home. The meal was prepared for him at dr. Cogblll's own table, and while fenry ale sparingly, as he always Oes, he seemed to enjoy it. The | ilsh.es were r"rnoved as soon as he lad flnl-h-d He hid brought with Im a few magazines and an on lamp ras left In his 'cell until '.> o'clock, so e could read, but he spent most of Is wakir.g hours talking lightly with he two prisoners nearby. He had] ? ten supplied with a pew cot and clean >ed linen if he needs a blanket one s at hand. Beattie also brought a hanjre of linen and a shaving outfit, ut the 'aller will keep the razor until e needs it, and then Mr. Coghill will e with the prisoner when he shaves. It !s rather a colajldence that Jailer logblll should have known Honry Seattle since early boyhood, his father nd his grandfather. With the gran.l ather he uFcd to play the ancient amc of quo!'./, and with the father a all Justice be said that Beattlc'S rlhs und ffulps, his chewing gum and Igarettca are strangely out of place, r.d are creating a bad Impression for dm upon a public already outraged y the alleged crime. Something lll.e n end of patience was reached Tues ny when his smiling face appeared ii a picture beside that of his father, ecp lined with grief. In view of this j iany have wondered why his counstl | erniit It, and but one suggestion has j ?et been made?that it may he the j home of an Insanity plea sprung In he last moment should the case go iadly-for the defense. \ w ord for tbe Court. When the name of John H Bailey ras readied on the venire list, the ex minatlon brought from the court a' eclaratlon touching a point that lias \ Igured largely during the past fe>v J itiya. Though man of few words, i fid those simple, Bailey made an ex elierit Impression and labored with ! II his might 10 reveal the processes .1 hlfl mini to the patient Judge. He ad no conscientious scruples against apltal punishment, but "?lwnys said would never like to try a man for its life" Hero at least was one re? ue unit former. He had no wish to erve Honesty Shone in the man's ? loin face, and he evidently yearned i, get back to his farm again. But ie remembered his oath and firmly dmltled thai though he had formed one ?ort of opinion from the news ..ipers he could lay It aside and i-Jv lie law iind the evidence Hhape his i inul judgment. ! In 'he clutches Of skilful lawyers, iilndful of the precise meaning of ! lords, this countryman, us many who, lave gohn before hlin, furcd not well. ; I'll/ contest was uneven and the court | ook a hand "We are all splitting luilrs and m'tk ng words, gentlemen." Halfl the judgK !:. ri.?- ronduct of this t>xairtnstlr>n I (hall not be concerned about mich natters, what the court Is attempt ng to do Is lo ascertain the true j tale "f mind of this venlreman.,Olve I ilin his way He I? doing bis best." i< clarified 'he nir at once "We tfter all believe I' Is heat If the law ?'ci ,t the court alone," admitted Mr. Inner, of >hr defense, and thereafter had little to say, Last of >:\\ came M. E. Rbinkenshlp. from the southwest of the county, and with R toothpick sticking in bin mouth kls.'.ed the Bible and took the chair He subscribed to two nev?. papers, lull scarcely read thern. hrid no opinion as to the ncnltle rase, und could give a fair trial Toothpick a?d> Bliinkonship wtt.t into the lury box , The I'nnel < niiipl, Ii The panei wns complete, m d hullo- ? tins rushed 'iff to tell the world the! news. By this time the Courtroom was | lilled to overflowing and Mflinc hen I i hung like a pMI over the pine* The roll wan called by the clerk und all other venlremcn wer.- discharged Jurymen chosen on tbe opening day were examined by the court h* lo their Conduct Mince 'hen, and the- tft**r) ros<r one by one answering elearly. The prisoner nrruttnlzed each eure full v. making notes on n sheet of pa. per and occasionally conforming with J?a lawyers. Counsel utvrr one t., It ?i^vhy^^iji^TtikTsIi iJK.MlV c BbATOiE^I^1 Copyriehtcd 1S11. by W. W F?.t>r and son he often went on fishing trips to Cohoke. To him Henry was but as any other boy. and the father Is numbered among his most respected friend'. Jury In Cond Hund?. The Jury, which i.s In charge of Sheriff Olli and Deputy W. P. Goode, sleep together in one room. The room, however, Is large, airy and comfort? able. James o. Forester, the Rich? mond caterer, who has the hotel in charge, has equipped It with every eyes from the Jury bo\ now. A few | moments later and young Belittle, Mr. I Smith and Mr. Carter, with the sheriff j and his deputy In attendance, retired | for a consultation. The crowd was gasping for air, hut | did not move. The court ordered a j strong-limbed stripling lb get tip and] give a gray-haired old man his seat. I Expectancy now took the place of In- [ difference, and all eagerly awaited the next move?Iteattie's first cast ot the* die. After twenty minutes the bar i filled up again and the time was at j hand. The prisoner dragged a chair i forward and sat down. The conferences I continued, one by one the Jurymen | went under Inspection again. Then Mr. Smith handed a paper to the i clerk. I'.. Henry Covlngton, John T. Dahco, Wi V tAindle, and J. C. Con- I drey stood aside Those who remain- | cd are given In full elsewhere. j SwrnrlUK ?f J?r>. The Jury Btood and was sworn, the comfort. The Jury room contains seven beds, two men sleeping together. After supper the twelve men upon whom Beanie's fate must Anally rest went for a walk, and then sat for a vhort time on the courthouse steps One standing In the courthouse green Could hear on one side the deep, strons tones of Beattie, talklhg -with his fel? low-prisoners, and on the other the laughter and chatter of the Jury. The twelve men were put to bed by Sheriff Gill at 9 o'clock, but they i Bible passing f i out man to man. Mr. Smith arose suddenly and gazed fixedly at the twelve men; Then he. too, t?iOk his seat again without a word. The clerk went on: '?Do you. and each of you, solemnly swear to woll and truly try and a true deliverance make between the Com? monwealth and Henry Clay Beattie. Jr.. the prisoner at the bar, whom you shall have in charge, and a true ver? dict render, according 1? the luw und the evidence, so help you God?" "We do" The day's work ivas done. Beattie stood up while the charge to the. Jury was read, steadUy and (irmly, not flinching "8 the words of the terrlblo indictrr.pnt came forth. The court in? structed the sheriff as to the care of the twelve men, considered and denied a request to have the prisoner remand? ed to the Ilenrico jail, and then ad? journed until this morning, when the trial proper will begin. GET TWO NEW JURORS BEFORE NOON RECESS Members of Third Venire Closely Questioned by Court and Lawyers?Prisoner and Others Earlyo n < ourt House Lawn. With twelve men In the Jury box. [wily sworn and charged i>y the court, iresterday'a proceedings In the trial oi Henry Clay Beattlo, Jr., charged with murder ot his wife on the night ol luly is. brought the case to a direct , aii preliminaries have been llsposed of. Tho Commonwoalth will begin this morning the presentation ol is witnesses, Tho fight to savo Beat lle from tho electric chair hita reached ta crucial stage. .-Iii..- it was generally known thut none of the witnesses was to he prcs ?nl and no testimony heard yesterday, the crowd was r.ot so large as on pre? vious days. At one time or another I ;..-.<r!y every one was able to crowd Into .. little courtroom for a look at the . >ner and tho opposing counsel. L. O V.'endenburg and Common wealth's Attorney J. M. Clregorir were r,.' first of tho official party to arrive. If.;.: up In n motor car with Detec IIv? Ang ? r?f Mr Hcherer'a offlcc, and II I;. ;?! ?:< r. Another large car I the prisoner. Henry Clay Brat In i harge of Special Agent ?? ho had tiecu charged by the r the previous day to convoy him from th< llenrlro Jail. In tho1 ? ??:> IJctcct'.vo X. J. Wren, County Jnrrell and Klynn and Judge ?'. Burdette. of Charleston. W. Va, ? tri n throughoul yesterday an In-1 pe< lator at the. trial. Heattle Prepared to Slny. Ith brought with him a suit case r . ithes and personal belong*! which lie hod been allowed to have1 ? llenrlco lall n was taken by ?'??::!.ill. alter examination, to the Ihi prisoner win occupy during rial In the Chesterfield Jail. i Attorney* Smith and Carter, for the defense, came out on the trolley to Centralla and drove to the courthouse, as did Henry C. Heuttie, Sr.. father of the accused, und his brother, Douglas Beat He. Judge Watson entered, cool and smil? ing, in a light linen suit. Throughout the day he was the coolest und nioKt composed man In the courtroom After ihe Judge saw personally that three women eorrespondenls were provided with goats, court was opened by Sheriff (IUI in the ahclenl form ut 12 o'clock. True to his promise. Sheriff Olli hud the thirty men summoned on the third alias venire, every one of them an? swering to their namos as Clork Cog blll called the roll. Hill Carter began the day with ex? ceptions, moving to quash the writ and 1 the return of the sheriff thereon forj errors apparent on the faoe of the rec? ord and tho discharge of the venlremen. i lie declined to specify any of the er? rors alleged, and the motion to quash' was overruled, and the prisoner, byi counsel, excepted. ^ | Venlrrnirn Examined. The work of tho day begun prompt? ly, following thu program luld down nt the previous Killing, In the examina? tion of Jurors. W. T. Sherman, thirty years old, a citizen of tSttflck, was first exumlned. He had read all the. papers and formed I his own opinion from what ho had read. Ii was :i well-fixed opinion, and he wan afraid It would bins hint in the trial; Ho v;?m allowed to stand aside, Mr. .Smith objected that he could not see the face of the witness when he sat facing tho Jury box or turned his face to hour the questions of tho Judge. Judge Watson suggested that, although talked for an hour before the lights went out and they went to sleep. Seattle will be awakened and served with his breakfast at S o'clock. Hi* father has ordered that he be served with everything he wants. llut for the steel bars and the black cloud of death that hovers above his head, Heattle will be as comfortable as though he were at home The steel bars are there and the fateful cloud lowers over an otherwise peaceful sleep. answering the questions of the court, the witness face the attorneys, saying he had seen Mr. .Sherman before. L. K Lester, aged twenty-eight, ol the Douthwestern part of the county, answered all the usual questions satis? factory, lie was a duly qualified citi? zen: was not related to tho accused; had no personal knowledge of the case und hud been told nothing by those claiming to have persona] knowledge. He had read ihe papers, all the reports of the Seattle case, and believed the newspaper acounts to be truo In the main, but was not fixed In his opinion, and would not be Influenced by what he had read. He thought he could sep? arate his mind from all previous Im? pressions and try the case an though he had read nothing. He had no scru? ples against capital punishment. Il'iil tin opinion. Cross-examined by Mr. Curler, the venlroman said that he hud expressed the opinion h>i had formed a. good many times, and that If the evidence Proved as he had read, his previous impressions would bo confirmed. The opinion he had would go with him to the Jury box and remain until removed by _ evidence. Judge. Watson stnted that the court would not p<iss on tho Juror at this time, and he was allowed to stand aside, but to remain for fur? ther examination. I*. P.. Lester answered from the back of the room when called that he was Kick. He w?s brought forward and sworn, and on his statement that he had been 111 for several days, he was excused. Jnmes J. Bailey, aged 81. was afraid he could not give the prisoner a fair and Impartial trial, nnd said lie had formed an opinion as to the. guilt of the accused. He was excused. John H. Bailey had formed an opin? ion to some extent from what he had read. He did not know whether he could throw off the Impression or not. but believed he could give a fair trial, but not as though he had never read any paper. Splitting Tlulra, Says Judge. "We are splitting hairs here," said Judge Watson. "Different persons aro ottaohlng different meanings to the same words." Mr. Carter agreed and suggested that the attorneys leave the prelimi? nary examination to the court. Judge Watson said thot he was merely try? ing to get at what was In Mr Bailey's mind?that it was evident that tho witness was attempting conscienti? ously to give his exact Impressions, nnd that It was Immaterial how he expressed It. Closely questioned, tho witness stated that he had ralher not sit, but thnt If sworn he, saw ho mason why lie could not give n fair trlab Henry neattle fixed his eyes on the face of the Juror, and from that time on through out the day gnsed closely at the faces of those who v.-nro being selected to pass on the ques? tion Involving hin life or death. Mr. Bailey, on .cross-examination; r.toted lhat he had nn opinion: thnt tho thought, of what he had read would go with him to the Jury box. Ho had talked with others about the cr.se and expressed an opinion. The court re sctvcd decision, allowing him to s:snd aside, remaining In tho court room Doubts Clrcumittaatlnl lSvldenre, William E. McKnally proved In many ways a most acceptable candi? date for the Jury box. He had read reports of the Inquest and formed an opinion, but believed he uould give a fair trial, his opinion being based on tho presumption that the main facts prose nted in the papers Were true. "There Is no question." said . idge Watson, "but that a lady has lost her life by a criminal agent. The ques? tion here Is whethe-r the prisoner at the bar Is or is not that agent.'' On this point the witness had formed an Impression?lhardly . an opinion? but thought he could still hear the evidence and pass on the prisoner's guilt or Innocence impartially. Rwry one listening thought that another Juror hael been added to the panel until Mr. McKnally said that under certain circumstances he had conscien? tious scruples against the Inllictlon of the- death penalty. "The law fixes the penalty." said I Judge Wutson. "for murder In 'hi' llr.-t degree at ileath. If the evidence Satisfied you of guilt, would your s Tu? ples keep you from flnellriK the accused guilty if you knew that death were the penalty?" lion OuDBCieutloua Scruples, "As 1 said before, uneler certain cir? cumstances." was the reply. The ve? nlrcman explained that he had con? scientious scruples against the death penalty on circumstantial evtdjandc. "Does the court understand you to say that you would No; render n ver? dict of guilty where death Is the pen? alty, where you were satisfied of the evidence, unless therc were an eye? witness?" # "Yes, or unless there were n direct confession " "1 think you should ask the Juror If he is from Missouri." rugge.-ted Mr. Wcndenburg. ' "He s?ems to want to be shown." "He comes* fri>m Virginia, all right.'' replied the judge, dumping Mr. Mr Enally from the panel. Terrenee K. McKnally, a brother of the former venlrcman, was disputed of In short order He had much the same views, but went ?o far as to e.ti? led to the death sentence In puiil-ih ment of any crime, and was excused. Seven men had been examined w.lth no additions to the Jury panel, and some began to fear that after all tho panel could not be completed from tho thirty men called. But the tide turned with the next vonjreman called. Thomas A. Hancock, of Sklnauarter, was called. "He Is not from Yellow Jacket?" asked Mr. Smith, occasioning some laughter. Sheriff GUI replied that Sklnquarter was a very different place. Mr. Smith Admitted that he didn't know which was better for his side,?In fact, Ho didn't know where Yellow Jacket, was. Tivo Jurorn Secured. Mr. Hancock had road papers. He could get rid of his opinion, but It tvould hardly give a trial as though he had read nothing. He didn't think what he had road would Influence his judgment?It was merely that he could not forget It. He believed he could give a fair and impartial trial, though remembering what he had read. Cross examined by Mr. Carter, he stated that what he had read had made an Im? pression, but he could be fair with the prisoner. He had reaH only one side In the paper to which he subscribe! und had no fixed opinion. He had !; Iked the matter over a good deal, anil had oppressed his views more than once. He was seated In the Jury box as thn thirteenth Juror, and the first addition of the day. Mr. Carter noted an ex? ception. Lewis Robertson, aged forty-four, of Clover Kill, a farmer, followed film Into the Jury box. He had heard jcim newspapers read, but had formed no f!xe*i opinion as to the guilt or lnno sence of the accused, and had not fol? lowed the case elosely. fie had ex? pressed no opinion, and did not think he had talked with any one "to amount :o anything" about the case. "Have you any feeling obout the leath penalty'/" asked the court. "Yes. i have some feeling about It." tnswered the venlrcman. "I have sym? pathy for thf guilty man. but no con? scientious scruples against finding a man guilty because the consequence ra loath." He was arrepted without objection in the part of the defense as the four? teenth Juror, and at 1:13 the court took i recess fus dinner. JURORS LOOK UPON PRISONER IN DOCK Beattie Suggests Names of Four to Be Stricken From List?All Preparations Made to Begin Trial To-Day. Henry Beattie and his father took dinner together In a conference room Just off the main courtroom. A tray was sent over from the hotel. Atter dinner, the crowd ' being ?mall and there living no evidence of the slight? est disorder. Henry Beattie was given permission to stroll about the court? house yard accompanied by Juliet Cogblll. He seemed to enjoy the fresh air, and wus willing to chat with a passing acquaintance, commenting on the fine old troes in the court yard, and on the paaoeful appearance of the surroundings. Ills brother. Douglas Beattie, walked near, and the futher. smoking a cigar, kept In sight. All seem relieved that the preliminary Stages were igearly over, and the in? evitable battle really on Both father and son posed readily for several pho? tographers, showing great .patience, and continuing their conversation In an oven, unembarrassed tone. The mid-day wnt warm, the courtroom had been 'dose nnd hot. and all three expressed regret when the bell an? nounced that the recess was over, nnd the time had come to return to court Another JurOr Secured. The afternoon session moved more swiftly The first venlreman exam? ined, W P. flonps, of Wlnterpock. was accepted as the fifteenth Juror, and the end of the tedious drawing of venlromen was in sight. Mr. Roops had no persons] knowledge of the case, was not nelated to the accused or his? wife; hud read a few papers when the crime first happened, and had formed no opinion, ife believed he could try the accused the same ns though he had not read anything. "Should the prisoner be shown to he guilty, have you any conscientious Scruples against rendering a verdict where the penalty would be death?" he was asked. "If the prisoner knew the law there is nothing In my conscience to pre? vent me from rendering a verdict on the evidence," was the answer, and Mr. Hoops wus accepted as tho fif? teenth juror without objection on the part of the defense, James A. Spinner, of Beach, had read the papers every day and formed n fixe,! opinion. He was excused. The Pnnet Completed. M. V.. Blankenv.hlp, the third venire man examined after the- dinner re? cess, completed tho panel at 2:tn o'clock. He Is thirty-eight years of nge. lives near Petersburg and ban lead the newspapers very little. Ho had formed no opinion, and said ho Judge Watsdn's Charge to Jury "You ?hnll Inquire nhcthnr tho prisoner bo ^iilliy of murder n.-. charged, or not guilty. If you find him irullty, you nre (lion furthor 10 luqulro "hrlhfr It lie murder In the nrnt ilrnriT or in tho Noenud drurep. If you find him guilty of murder In the flrM degree, you nhnll nny ho end nothing more, In vrhlch event tho punishment nhall lie deaths hut If you find him guilty of murder In the eeeond degree, you eh nil nay no and shall fix bin punishment by con? finement In the penitentiary at not Irin thnn five nor more than elgh teen yenrn. "If you find him guilty of neither murder In tho Ural nor second de? force, but guilty <lf voluntary man nliiuarhtor, you nhnll nay no, and fix hin punlnhmcnt by confinement in the penitentiary not Ion? thnn one nor more thnn five yonrn. If you lind du- prisoner not guilty of murder nor of voluntary man? slaughter, but ariillty of Involun? tary mnnMluiiKhtcr, you nhnll any no, nnd tlx hin iiunlnhmcnt In Jnll not rxccedlnjr twelve monthn, or by lino not lonn thnn ?5, or. In your discretion, by both nucli flue nnd Imprisonment In Jnll. "If- you find file prisoner not nullt v of liny of the ofYennen chnrKod In the Indictment, you nhnll say no, and no more." could try the case In the same spirit ns though he hud road nothing. Uo had no personal acquaintance with th? Accused. Cross-examined by Mr. Car? ter, ho s-ajj he subscribed "to a Peters burg paper, but had read little about the crime. He hud talked very little and expressed no opinion regarding i!..- case. Asked as to his occupation, he said he was assistant superintend? ent of a silk mill. He was accepted as the final or sixteenth juror without objection. The pane] having been completed, the court recalled Messrs. lister and Hullev. who had been reserved for further questioning, and dismissed them. The remaining twenty mem? bers of the venire who had not been examined were also dismissed, with the ihar.ks of the court, until the next term. Judge Watson then re-examined each of the twelve jurors accepted on the previous day. Each one in turn swore that since his acceptance ho hud talked with no one in regard to the cose, that he had permitted no one to talk about the case In his presence, ami that he had received no Impress-Ion to change his mind or the testimony he had previously given as to his qualifications. Kach stated that since his aceptanco he had read no newspaper and felt that he could give a fair nnd impartial trial. Defcnne Striken Out Four. The panel of sixteen Jurors havtna beep completed, the book containing the clerk's official list was turned over to the attorneys for the defense, who retired for consultation with their client and his father. Henry Beattie took an active part in the conference In the side room. After the attorneys had returned to the murtroom. he continued in earnest conversation with Mr. Carter, evi? dently in regard to one Juror to whom he had taken a dislike. "Just a moment. Judge," put in Mr. Smith, when the restlessness of those In court seemed to show some sort of Impatience. After further consultation Mr. Smith closed the book and laid it on Clerk Cogblll's desk. Mr. Cogblll opened it, and while the faces of the prospective Jurymen showed the deep? est concern, found the place where the list had been and where Henry Beattie had run a pencil mark through the names of four of the accepted venire men. The court announced that It was the right of tho accused, by peremptory challenge, without assigning cause, to strike, from the list the names of four Jurymen. Each Juror looked more on edge, more on trial, than did the pris? oner at the bar. "Tho defense has stricken from the panol," read Clerk Cogblll. amid silence, "the names of R. Honry Covlngton, John T. Dance, J. C. Condroy and W. Y. Ijtindy " Jury Solemnly Sworn. "Gentlemen, you whose names hav* been called are discharged, with the thanks of tho court," said Judge Wat? son. "Ton gentlemen understand th? court," said Shorlff GUI. "You are dis? charged." The four men v/hose names had been called loft the box silently. On th* What Society Women Use for Shampooing "Many Roclety women," writes Mrs. Mao Martyr^ In the Los Angeles Preys, "prefer doing their own sham? pooing rather than 'go to the hair? dresser's. The reason is obvious. 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