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BIOHMONI), VA?, WKDN KSDAY, AUGUST 30, 1911. TffiD WEitUW TO-DAT?r?j* PRICE TWO CENTS, Under Merciless Attack Paul Beattie Holds His Own CROWDS AT DINNER. rOM WREN. Tri. M. SMITH, JR. L. O. WXXDEMll'HO. FRANK MASON. Jl'ROR FETTEROLF. JOECX f.U?TFEn. tl'THBH WEI.LI. PAUL DEATTIE. _ Photo? by W. W. Foster. ANSWERS MARTIN BY READING MORE RAILROAD LETTERS Jones Produces Documents Signed by Senior Senator Which He Declares Give the Lie to His State? ments in Richmond Speech and Will Drive Him From U. S. Senate Forever. [Special from a Staff Correspond*nt_ ] Petersburg, Vs., August 2S.?Three letters signed by Senator Thomas 8. Martin, which Congressman William A. Jones, In his speech here to-night, said should and probably would drive him from the United States Senate, consti? tuted the meat of the latter's address here to-night. One of these letters deals presumably with Senator Martin's original race for the Senate, and another refers to the gang" and the "third estate,'1 which Mr. Jones says existed at tho State Capitol. Tho third and most Important letter refers to Representative H. D Flood's supposed friendship for the railroads and to railroads generally. Near the con? clusion, without speeinc reference. It says: "My Interest Is so deep In the matter." The Letter? Head by -Mr. Jon?. Following are the letters which bear the signature of Senator Martin, together with one bearing the signature of J. S. B. Thompson, addressed to General T. M. Logan, which was also read by Mr. Jones, and the letter of trans mlBsal from Malcolm Grllnn, an attorney of Bedford City: Confidential. Scottsvllle. V?., June 14, 1803. W. A. Glasgow, Jr., I".??,., Hoonoke, Vn.i Dear Glusgow,?Since writing to you on yesterday I learned from Major Hill that he saw M. C. Thomas In Itlchinond a few days ago, and that be stated that he had not as yet determined whether he would be a candidate for the State Senate or for the House, but Hint he would certainly be a candidate for one or the other. Would It be possible to bring It about that Thomas and bis friends will make tbe way smooth for Allen Watts to go to the Senate, and let Thomas be returned to the House, on an understanding that Wutta will support me after Hunton Is out, or, say, Huntnn for the ?bort term nnd myself for the fall term! If Watts Is not per se antagonistic to me, be might, perhnps, fall Into such a channel. If It were brought to him so delicately as not to antagonise him. Of course It would not do to make any suggestion mi that line In the nature of a bargain or deal, but the matter might possibly take sucb shape an to result In that way. I make tbls suggestion simply tbat It inny be called Into use If at any time ' It Is found expedient. I am Hiire that you ran get the aid of J. W. Marshall, of I Cralg City, lo work on tbat line or on any other line helpful to no self. Vour friend* THOMAS S. MARTIN. Scottarllle, Vs., June -I, LSfM. W. .V. Glasgow, Jr., Elsqr., Honnoke, Vn.: Dear Glasgow,?Vour letter of the 30tb ultimo came duly to hand. I am very ! sorry to hear that yon have been nick. I expect that the dissipation of last winter wonld make serious Inrnndn on your constitution, but as rou held np an j long after the third estate bad been disbanded I had almost concluded tbnt 1 had nnderrated your strength. It turns out tbat Harbour Thompson, Hal Flood and "the gang" were too much for you. Why not come down to Albemnrle as soon ns you are well enough to get ont and recuperatef I will get same of the boys to inret you If you will come,' and "111 gnnrnntec you comfort and quiet retirement In tbe country. Try and ' arrange to come down, giving me a few du;?' notice, find I think we enn vamp . JOB np. As young as yon are you ouwlit to bare some rcruprrntlvr power, how- : ever badly wrecked you may be. I was with Klood nt Ilncktiiglimn Courthouse on Saturday. He Is working ?way quietly but energetically on bin canvass, and will glsc "Little Harry" seri? ous trouble. I am sore Flood would |nlu you nl my house, nud I tbink the "young man with his hnlr pnrtrd In the middle" would do the same. Let me hear from yon. Vor, r friend, (Signed) THOMAS S. HA HTTP*. ' lllehmnnd, Yn., October -.!. IM?."). Hr. Will In ni A. Glasgow, Jr., Attorne)-at-l.aw. HOonoke, Yn.l Dear Glasgow,?I have Just rend your telegram of the 22d to Henry Wick unm. Henrj is out in bis counties cunvusHing. it Is. ns you know, ,,r the utmost j Importance that something should lie done for the close districts, purtleulnrly ' the senatorial districts, if your company holds back I do not see bow we can ! get nlong. F|ond, for Infttnnce, writes me that he la In a rinse flglit. Your! friends have always been able lo rely ?u Flood, and be lias bad to hear nome unpopularity on aecouul nf bis supposed friendship for railroads. If he Is de- ? Sorted now, what can bo expected of bim In the futuref I m?njlan him only' because of your especial fauilllurlty with his legislative course?there are ninny I ethers of tbe seme sort. What Is to become of our friend Breughf Do your) people deslrr no lender or friends la tbe House nt all? Flood's opponent, Mr. j R. T. Hubard, Is one of tbe most extreme Populists in the State, with talent, | energy and enterprise enough to give n great deal of trouble. Mr. W. K. Flau? es gu n, who I? opposing F. II. 1'nrrlsh In the Gottchlnud-ChetHcrfield-I'owhatnn District, Is the same sort of man. His business for the past ten years has been etemogoglng against railroads. Should auch men ns this get into the Legisla? ture they will start niensures and demagogne them to such an extent as to gemorallKe the Democrats who denlrr to be conservative nnd Just to corporate Interests. Adding tbe fart tbat those heretofore conservative will feel that they have been abandoned, I will exPcct one of the most revolutionary Legislatures ?bot has ever been convened In this State. If you will look over the Hat nf Jlouse nominees you will llnd a very obscure lot. With what animus they will (Continued on Second Page!) *~" STEAMER AGROUND IN JAMES RIVER Pocahontas, With 314 Peopie| Aboard, Unable to Reach . City Until To-Day. PASSENGERS IN NO DANGER Captain Reports That Vessel Can? not Move From Mud Un? til High "Water. With 314 people, mainly women and children, aboard the Hteamer Pocahon taa, Coptaln D. C. Graves, went afronnd laut night about 10 o'clock n ?Jew miles thin Hide of Dutch Cap. It was said this morning at - o'clock It? local representatives Hint the vessel was in no danger, and thnt sbe would be floated at high tide, about 7 A. M. The boat had been chartered for the evening by the Sunday school of the Randolph Street linptlst Church for the purpose of conducting a moonlight ex? cursion to Dutch Gap. Sbe left her dock at 8145, and was scheduled to re. turn at 11. Isn't Move Till 7 A. M. When she had not returned at mid? night friends and relativen of those abonrd heroine olnrmed, but feurs were nllaycd by Inquiries at the dock of tho Old Dominion Steamship Company. An officer of the stranded vessel had e"m mnnlcnted with Richmoud by menn? of the long distance telephone. On nreniitrt of the rnin and wind, dltllctilty wns encountered In talklus: with him, but it wn? learned that the Pociihontttf, bad gone aground nt 10 o'clock, and that It wonld be Impos? sible to get her Into deep water until flood tide.. There was no danger, it vtns said.. Aside from these . informs" tlon concerning the aecldrnt wan meagre. Nobody In Dp???-r. Though It was admitted that an uuromfortuble nt?h( would be spent by the puafcen^erJ. It was suid thnt there were sufficient nccotnniodatlous to give good sleeping, unrters to most of the women and calltlren. The vessel at all Hutes carries a ?v?II-stoeuked larder, but not antici? pating nuy demands upon It, It was said that what there won to be entern by the passengers would hnve to be carefully distributed lor hreakfust this morning. Alarmed parent), and frightened sis? ters and brothers unulr frequent calls at the office of The 'i J mo-dim mite h this morning concerning the Pocnhin tns, Rev, W. K. Robertson is pnator of Uacdojfiu Street linptlst Church. DECLARES ATTACK IS UNCALLED FOR Speaker Clark Accuses President Taft of Xot Stating REFERS TO TARIFF BILLS Gladly Accepts Gage of Battle, and Expects Indorsement of If the (nrirf hoard In to be used a* n pretext for delaying tariff re? vision downward, the Democrats will cut off Its supplies. I accept bis onslaught ns ,i budge of honor. lie seems to have been In u bud temper because be sees defeat star? ing hi in In the fuee. I ennnot ,tnd ujll not peeinll bis |ier**nnal oitrletures nn*l bis boltl utirstatements of historical facts to go uuehiillrnged. The InsurKentu Hre able to take core of themselves. They will no doubt take up the cudgels In their own behalf. The President's rritlclsin of the Democrats Is nhsoltitelv uncalled for. und ls? iis ungrateful n perform? ance ns I can remember. If nny politics was plnyed nu reciprocity, the President himself played It?personal at tu-it. lie stands for n handful of pro? tected to: II! humus, nnd by Ills ir(l) Inf the wool bill) enables them to continue to levy onliint ami t-xorhl tnnl tribute upon the consumers of the land. Qulncy, HI., August in.?Chump Chirk. Sppaker of the National House of Representslives, before leaving here early to-day, replied omphatlcally to President Taft's speech, delivered tit Hamilton, Mase., last Saturday. In a signed interview the Speaker accused the President of not stating facts Mr. Clnrk declared among other things thai if the T.irlff Hoard Is to be used at. a pretext for delaying tariff revision downward, the Democrats would cut off Its Sllppilt-H. "The President essayed the rather large 'stunt' of running amuck on both the Democrats and the Insurgent Re? publicans In Congress, singling out Mr. Chairman I'ndorwood and myself pur tlsularly as Democratic targ?ts." said Mr. Clnrk. 1 accept his onslaught as a b.ulge of honor. "The President mid I are personal friends. He Is an amiable gentleman, but at the tt'.ne he seems to have been In i bad temper because ho sees de? feat staring him In the face. I would ' (Continued on Second Page.) Facts. People. In a Mini Temper. STORM TAKES TOLL OF FIFTEEN LIVES Score or More Others Injured During Hurricane at Charleston. CITY STEADILY RECOVERING Much Suffering and Danger of Sickness in Low-Lying Sections. Charleston S. C August 29?Addi? tional roports from the country sur? rounding Charleston received to-night brings the '.1st of dead as a reBult of the terrltic storm of Sunday night up to fifteen. This list Is expected to be enlarged when reports are received from the more remote sen Islands. Conservative estimates place the prop? erty damage in the neighborhood of f1,000 000. The revised list of the dead follows: Alonzo J. Cobttrn Southern Kuli? ny engineer. Ida Morgan, white. Hone Itobluiiou, white Mrs. M. Goodson, Waycross, Ga. Charten Goodson Waycroaa. E. V. Cutter Charleston. Robert B. Smith Columbia, S. C. Mrs. G. Richter (Charleston. Mary lllehler, Churleston. I.llllun Stender, Charleston. Four unknown negro men and one negro woman, unknown. Charleston Is steadily recovering frrim the disastrous result of the hur? ricane. A large, force of laborers is cl< ltiltig tho debrls-'strAwn streets. Train service Is approaching the nor? mal. As far as cen be ascertained 11 human lives wore lost In Charleston, count v. and a . or,- or more of people injured. The property damage amounts to at least $1.000.000 Shipping has suffered, but It Is Impossible at this time to fix the loan In dollars Scores of launches have broken away, and efforts are being exerted to catch them. In the low lying sections thereI is much suffering, nnd the dnnger of| slckncfs because of tho storm Is saldj to ?c groat. Heavy rains lnst nlffbtj Increased the heights of the water In the streets, many lower floors bo lng Inundated, with loss to household? ers- The lied Cross Society has vol? unteered to render any financial as? sistance that might he neieded. The telegraph nnd telephone com? panies are striving to get tholr wires into workiug order Raved by Change of Wind. Plunging towards apparent certain destruction Oil the beach of Hunting Tsl.tnd. In the midst of the hurricane that swept the Carolina coast on Sun? day, night and Monday, tho Clyirt ltnor Apache, with 125 passengers (Continued on Third Page.) PRISONER'S COUSIN HANGS FIRMLY ON TO CONFESSION STORY Nervous and 111 at Ease, Contradicting Some of lnquesf Testimony, Witness Yet Stands Firm Where Main Facts Are Concerned?Little Boy Stivs Up a Hornet's Nest?Defense Begins To-Day. BY JOSEPH F. GEISHvGEIl. Out of the crucible Paul BeatUe came, staggering under the shock of tho defense's violent but vain assault, hanging on like grim death to his strange story of confession of the monstrous crime, into the spotlight then stepped, sharp as a ferret, a sixteen-year-old slip of a hoy, and, with the wit of a seer, matched woids with his seniors, easily holding his own, and finally setting all the great Commonwealth's plans awry. The State did not reet; the court was j forced Into adjournment a full hour ahead of time. It was a lad's fault; but he I jumped unconcernedly from tho witness chair and was soon running errands I about the courthouse again. Shifting scenes mark the Chesterfield stage just now. Hour by hour the j perspective alters, some new figure marching across the view or some old set \ ting shrinking back, while a fresh sensation comes and goes. If any actor In the great drama, beyond the prisoner himself, manages to grip Interest and hold it fast. In spite of all else. Paul Beattte, and he alone, Is that one. The two cousins loom large upon the eye. from opposite sides, and unchallenged lake the ceutre, with everything else revolving round about. Otherwise all la changing, swiftly, almost from moment to moment. In the distance the death chair stands perilously near. Haggard and worn, the prisoner now plainly shows the strain. The crowd looks on fascinated. Can he turn back the tide? The defense begins to speak to-day. Paul Stand* Firm on Main Story. Not all the merciless hammering of a brilliant and scornful lawyer could shake Paul Beattle yesterday. Hundreds had feared collapse, perhaps another wild, hysterical scene. Nothing like this came. In his great hour of stress the boy did not fall tho State. Anything thl3 side of complete rout would have, satisfied the thousands who looked to see him crushed beneath the storm Butl he did even more than merely save his neck. When, dodging the glaring eye * at his cousin within the bar, he Anally slipped from the room, his chief stor.l i j stood unchanged by even a syllable. With tottering limbs but Arm voice, hl I I went his way, and many now believe that all of Henry Beattle's hope wer 11 j with him. That Paul came forth unscathed no one could say. Sm th was at him Ilk a tiger again as soon ns court began, and the witness often felt the stinging r I slap and winced. Nervously chewing his hit of gum. wriggling and twisting upon his seat, shlft'ng ills gaze here and there, he was at times not an attrac I tlvo picture of a man. He could give no explanation of why many of his state? ments now should contradict many he had furnished the coroner weeks ago. All he knjw was that then ho was in an "awful state" and that his mind was not clear. For that matter, few will deny this. Raving l'ke a maniac. Paul Beattle. muttering a confession of the gun purchase, was carried from the cor? oner's lawn straight to a hospital ward. A deadly fear had sapped his puny strength. To clear himself and spnre his wife and child, he told enough to escape the net. and held In his breast the rest?until a lonely cell taught him duty. This is his story now As ho sat before tho court and haltingly met tho shrewd thrusts from the bar, he won some svmpathy out of the very ferocity of the attack upon him. At times rank stupldltv blanked his ashy face. Self-pity for his low estate shook his voice now and then. Occasionally there was a touch of the pathetic. , f nrtlculnrly when he summed up his little stock nf knowledge and of worldly ' goods. He groped vainly for the meaning of a simple word There had been 1 nothing like It In his fourth reader, and ho could not answer the question. A : Flekly sentimentality spoiled n sentence or two When he spoke again of the tiling he had done to his own flesh and hlood Ills lips trembled. Before him, ! brandishing the bludgeon, stood Smith, and behind him with a prop Wenden hurg. Over his head these two finally began to pound each other. There were many sharp clashes of this sort. The court had to take o hand at last. Coun? sel, still koen for the rotort. were ultimately, after much diplomacy, held down by the Judge's firm hand. Cousin to lie Pitted Against Couslu. When tho worst is said, however. Paul Beattle. weakling .is he is and dolt, perhnps. though more, It would appear,, from misfortune than fault, made th? Slate's best witness after all. Minor entanglements and small discrepancies will be forgotten in the light of the gun purchase story, the message to Beulah and the sensational confession. To them hei stuck firmly These are before the Jury, and must be battered down before the prisoner can hope again. The State hus no fear that It will ever be done. The defense, at all events, will make the attempt, and declaros Itself confident It will he cousin ngalnst cousin. Henry Rea'tle will go on the Etund now und tight his own c?u*o. Posltlvo announce* ment was mode In nj.en court yesterday. On th.- Btreel Corner Paul remains the topic of the hour There are still some who strongly disbelieve, but the majority on the other side hue grown since yesterday 'I'll.- defense failed to follow the attack along somn expected lines. It may be concealing its real hand as yet. Perhaps Its purpose nt nod's; revealed In one question put In the course of the day: "Did you not say to the chauffeur on your way to the hospital that yott (Continued on Seventh PageO