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TO FACE BEATTIE IK COURT TODAT Fate of Accused Man Believed to Rest on Her Testimony. LAWYERS FIGHT AGAINST ADMISSION OF LETTER Youthful Prisoner Shows Visible Signs of Nervousness as Trial Progresses. CHESTERFIELD I'UI'KT HOtSE, Va., Aug. 25. Beulah Blnford will be 1n count and will probably go on Hie stand \ffils afternoon at the trial of Henry Clay Beattie, .ir.. on a charge of murdering his wife. Her appearance as a witness in the now famous trial lias been eagerly awaited, tor-ehe lias been referred to us "the woman in thi ease." and on her testimony may de pend the life of the prisoner. Beulah Binford's name was brought into the testimony for the first time yesterday, when the following letter, written to her by Beattie on his father's business stationery, was read: "Dear Kid—Pay tills on the furniture and make him give you an itemized account of what you must pay each week. Well, be good. With oceans of love, brimming with kisses, yours, "HON.” The defense fought against the ad mission of the letter, but was over ruled. B.\ It and the testimony 01 Beulah Blnford the prosecution -mpes to prove Hint Beattie was prepar'ig to I install the girl in a Hat ho was about to furnish for her. Beattio entered the court room this : morning attired in a neat blue suit, j huving discarded the gray one he has worn heretofore. The strain of the trial is beginlnng to show on him and j he was vividly nervous as ho took hlH scat beside his faithful father tills , morning. Before any witnesses were called this > morning, H. M. Smith, jr., for the de fense, objected again to the introduce ! Hon yesterday of Beattie’s letter to Beulah Blnford, identified by the pris- | oner at the coroner’s inquest. As j Beattie was not then under arrest the I defense cited a ruling barring the use at trial of testimony not in the defend ant's own behalf and given by him while a witness previously. Notwithstanding Mr. Smith’s argil- j merit, tho court ruled that the let ter should not be excluded. Hill Carter, for the defense, then took up the point that the indictment against Beattie refers to a wound in ' Louise Beattie’s "face" rather than to the skull or brain, and that all testi mony relating to a wound other than in the face should lie excluded. But tho court held that inasmuch as the in dictment specified penetration of the face, there was no ground for sustain ing the defense’s contention. George Jarrell, a Richmond detective, called to the stand as the first witness, related Hie prisoner’s story of the en counter, and said that Beattie said his wife’s assailant ran into the woods. Thomas Owen, Beattie’s uncle-ln-Iaw. testified yesterday that the defendant had told him the man ran up tile road. “About In tlm centre of the road." ; "How Tar from the left-hand run- i ning-boardBof the ear?" "About twelve or eighteen Inches." j "Was it possible for a human being ; in tlie ear-" "We object!" cried the defense, and j the objection was sustained. Counsel asked the witness if there was any blood on Hie gun found near j ihe scene of the'crime. "Yes, sir. there was,” said Jarrell. Describing the bloody car. the wit- j ness took the view of Detectives Wilt- j shire and Wrenn, who testified yes terday, that blood could not have rim through the mac’ ine b> the ground. AVON AVENUE SUE; The Common Council's public build ings committee last night approved plans for a firehouse at Avon avenue and Thirteenth street, on a site 60x100 ' feet. The plans were submitted hy the firm of Bigelow & Tuttle. Bids will be advertised for at onre. , The committee chose John H. Ely as architect for the Central fire sta tion. to be erected on Academy street, between Plane and Washington streets. The position of office janitor, with a salary of SI.500 a year, is provided for In a resolution which will lie presented to the council at the next meeting. Janies Hart will probably be named for the position. The requests of the elevator men and cuspidor cleaners and the janitors for more pay' was re ferred to the law department. Competitive bids for janitors and en gineers' supplies for the rest of the yenr will be opened Thursday at 8 o'clock. COUNTY TAX BOARD OFF ON . TOUR OF INSPECTION. Jacking-up of valuations in some of tile suburbs is the object of an auto trip undertaken by the County Board of Taxation today. As the returns made by some of the local assessors recently were not quite satisfactory, the members decided after a short murnlngT. session to look the ground over on their "own hook." The municipalities Inspected and to be inspected, include Caldwell town ship. West Caldwell borough, Boselaml and South Orange village and town ship. Hnurence T. Fell, as president of the board, headed the party, * _V__... Snapshots of Scenes Where tdeattie Is on Trial for Murder rii'liirpsqiif olil court hoiisr wlicrc young Ilenttle In being tried for the iiiuriier of IiIm wife. Scene below shows the Impromptu lunch counter back of I be court houac where lawyer*, wltne*»e* anil onlooker* get a “snack” at noon. ALLEGED HOLD-UP DIES 170 THEFT Adams Accuses Murray of Steal* ing S10 and Both .Are Arrested. When Patrick Adams, 24 years old, of 353 Market street, and John Mur ray, of 359 Broad street, were ar raigned before Judge .Hahn in the First. Criminal Court today Acting Captain Caffery declared that they were members of 'a gang of rowdies who in the past have been Holding up and robbing citizens who happened to go along New Jersey Hailroad avenue at night. The two men were arrested by Patrolman Brady, who learned that Patrick Denny. 56 years old, of 70 East Third street, New York, had been re lieved of $75. Adams, it is alleged, be came peeved when one of his com panions stole $10 from him. He noti fied Patrolman Brady. The two went to a saloon, where they found Denny helpless and with only five cents In his clothes. Adams accused Murray of the theft, and the two were arrested. It was declared by the police that for a long time in tills section many persons have been held up. Extra police protection was put in this ter ritory, hut without good results. Judge Hahn held the men without bail for investigation. and also remanded Denny, who will be one of the com plainants. PENNSYLVANIA TO REDUCE ITS COMMUTATION RATES. That sixty-trip commutation tickets between Newark and New' York are to be reduced from $6 to $5.65 was the un official notice sent by the Pennsylva nia railroad to its ticket agents here. Other rates are to be reduced, as for instance, that between New Brunswick and New York, which will be lowered from $12 to $10 in pursuance to the recent order of tiia Interstate Com merce Commission. After the commission's hearing the Pennsylvania was the only road which was ordered to reduce its scale by Commissioner Harlan, who w'rote the decision. But the J.ackawanna, Erie and West Shore companies were ad vised to readjust their schedules and report the changes contemplated to the commission when the work was completed. PLEADS GUILTY IFIEfi FLEEING JUSTICE I YEAR James McDonald Caught in Roselle by Detectives Ryan and Farrell. James J. McDonald, for whom the police have been looking for more than a year, pleaded guilty to a charge of assault and battery before Judge Mar tin. in the Quarter Sessions Court this ufternoon and was remanded for sen tence. Ha was indicted some time ago on a charge of having criminally as saulted Mrs. Elizabeth Higgins, 72 years old, of 45 Vesey street, on May 14, 1810. -w McDonald was arrested last night at the home of his mother, 558 New Point I road, Elizabeth. The police in. this city | were notified by his sister, who lives at the Vesey street address, that he could be found In the vicinity of Roselle. She said she heard her brother was coming to her house and was ufraid that he would kill her and hid in a closet until he went away. According to her story he took one of her rugs and a clock with which to buy whiskey. Acting Captain Connell, of the First precinct, sent Detectives Ryan and Farrell to Roselle to make the arrest. They located the man in Elizabeth. McDonald made several at tempts to escape, and stubbornly fought the detectives. BOY WHO FOUGHT TO ENTERTAIN WOMEN ON BOAT DYING OF BLOW. Physicians Despair of Recovery of l6*Year=01d Gilbert ' Jenkins. ED WARDS VILI.E, 111., Aug 25.— Gilbert Jenkins, a 16-year-old school boy, who fought for the entertainment of a dozen women and several hun dred men on the steamer Keystone State, last month. Is dying at his home here of Injuries received In the bout. His life is despaired of by two physi cians who are attending him. Young Jenkins went on with Bobbie Brendle, In a “curtain-raiser.” He was knocked down In the second round with a blow in the left side of the abdomen. He fell limp to the floor and, while conscious, was unable to regain his feet. THIS IS ^X / PORTO RICOWEEK\ f No duty is paid on importations of \ i Porto Rican Cigars. Prices of Porto \ / Rican Cigars are based on this advan- \ I tage over cigars brought in from Cuba. 1 I Yet the same sun that shines on Cuba I ripens the tobacco in Porto Rico and iawag jluiirn Spanish cigarmakers make the leaf 11U|Trri I iifl m into cigars nil tu 1 Our importations from Porto Rico— 1 received twice a week—are exclusively J \ the best brands—RICORO, LA RES- I \ TINA, LA TUNITA, LA SUNCHITA, / \ * etc. Prices from 5 cents each to / \ two-for-a-quarter. / \ UNITED / X -CIGAR- / X. STORES , Kdwin R. Walker, However, Is Opposed to Federal Statu tory Regulation. TRENTON, Aug. 25. Vlce-Chan ' cellor Edwin Robert Walker, who is j an earnest advocate >f ihe uniform j divorce lau, In discussing the matter ! yesterday said: "There Is and has been for some time past considerable public senti ment in favor of uniform divorce laws throughout the I’nited States, and I believe In them and believe that they will eventually be obtained. "Recently a commission composed of delegates from various States consid ered this question. New Jersey was represented by Vlce-Oha ncellor Emery and the result teas the adoption by this State of a new divorce law which lb a great Improvement over our for mer one. and doubtless It Is In line with the present sentiment on the sub ject, This new law makes It Impos sible for any one coming Into this State from another to obtain a divorce here for a cause which arose in that | other State and which Is not recog nized as cause for divorce In that State. Public sentiment will, 1 think, compel all the Slates eventually to i pass divorce laws of uniform char acter. Opposes Federal Dlvorre l,im. “I am opposed to any federal divorce law. There Is in my judgment en tirely too much agitation for taking from the Stales their reserved rights and bestowing them upon the- federal government. A federal divorce law would not accomplish all that its ad vocates claim—only a worldwide law could do it. Any one divorced In the United Stales could repair (o Canada or any ®ther foreign country and might there accomplish what would be forbidden In this country. ."What Is most desired to be attained could be accomplished, It seems to me. J by an act of tile Legislatures, mak ing provision that any person or per sons divorced In a foreign State or country should be under the same disabilities nnd restrictions In this State as they are by the laws of the State or country wherein their divorce was procured. That would prevent the remarriage In New’ Jersey of a person I divorced Id New York and prevented | from remarrying by a decree of that' t State. “The passage of acts of this charac ter In the various States would save the lime, trouble and contention nec essarily invllved In' remodeling entire divorce acts, embodying, as they do,' causes for divorce, the character of pleading In the cases and the method of procedure for the trial of the causes." 'WIFE’S WIT AIDS I DEELSIDBANDIT Mrs. Dumas Drives Car at High wayman Who Wounded Her Husband. fSpeclal to the Newark Star.J SOMERVILLE, Aug. 2B.—The police today aro as much puzzled as is Charles M. Dumas as to the Identity of the man who apparently know hint and who held him up In his automobile last night. The man called Mr. Dumas by his first name, and when Mr. Dumas attempted to escape by crank ing bis automobile the robber sent a shot through his arm. At the time ot the hold-up Mr. Dumas was accom panied by his wife. Dumas had stopped hie cRr to remove a plank from the roadway. As he turned back towards his car he heard a man say: "Put up your hands, Dumas.” Beside him 111 the road was a thick set man. In one hand he had a revol ver and In the other a knife. There was a black handkerchief across his mouth and well up over his eyes. In spite of the arsenal that he faced Dumas turned around and began to crank Ills machine. The t'ocky man's gun answered this, move and the mo torist felt a swift pain In his right arm. He dropped the crank and whirled around. "Charlie, you are an obstinate man,” commented the hold-up person as he walked up close and drew Dumas'? watch and chain from a waistcoat pocket. Then he stooped over to ex amine what he had got. As he leaned beside a lamp Dumas gave the crank a whirl with his left hand. His wife < called to lilm to come quick. Mrs Dumas had the engine humming foe lilm by the time he reached hla seat The man In the road had Just tlm< enough to step awray from the from wheel as the car started. He yellec after the car and started one more bul let singing after them. This one die no damage. 10-YEAR OLD BOUND BROOK LAD IS STRANDED HERE, Lured here by the tales of the won j derful “Injun" pictures In the nickel ! dromes, Leroy Gordon, 10 years old a negro resident of Bound Brook 1 came to this city yesterday and was stranded. After seeing a show whlcl was up to the expectations derlvec from the billboards, the boy foiOic himself without money to get horm and wandered to the "HiU" section where a Fourth precinct patrolmai took him In charge. The lad was lodged and fed at th< station house and this morning pu on a car for Bound Brook. “Mammy'1 be worried to def.” he kept repeating THE WEATHER. Shower* tonight or Saturday* llgbi to moderate variable wind*. |j-— Miss Olga Vogler, Who Presides Over Atlantic City Carnival ♦ ♦♦♦-♦ ♦ »♦♦♦♦ ♦♦ ♦ ♦♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ »444>44 Queen Olga Vogler and Court Promise Affair Will Be Most Bril* lant Ever Held in the City by the Sea. [Special to the Newark Star.] ATLANTIC qiTY, Aug. 23—Miss Olgtt Vogler, queen of the first wader carnival, ami her court, are busily en gaged In making the affair which opens tomorrow night the most brilliant event ever held in this city. The queen and her court will hold their flnai rehearsal tomorrow morn ing. On each barge of state there will be a harpist in Venetian garb. Every yacht club In South Jersey will be rep resented In the pageant that will pre cede the. crowning of the queen. The parade will form in Beach thor oughfare shortly after 8 o’clock, and at 8:30 the flagship, the private yacht of Albert T. Burk, will move out Into ___I the middle of the thoroughfare, a mass j of bl'azing color, and *ho pageant will | begin its parade. The route will be from Beach thor oughfare into Venice lagoon, and out of that body of water into the westerly arm of Beach thoroughfare. At the widest part of this stream the gaily- : illuminated boats will execute a wide turn back into Venice lagoon. Passing through, they will turn once more into Beach thoroughfare and move parallel with KiVerside drive to a point op posite the residence of the late Mayor Stoy. Here the boats will turn again arm move back to the club-house of the Motorboat Club, where royalty and the parties aboard the other boats will land. DEPENDENCE DF ; _ . i Lighterage Firm Has Already Paid $50,000 for Land on Madison Street. ! The plans of the Wright & Cobb Lighterage Company to erect an im mense bonded storage warehouse in this city in the event of the customs port remaining here were today 'con firmd by members of the company. This lends added interest to the plan for the consolidation of customs dis tricts, which if approved may deprive Newark of its port of entry and become a detriment to local Industries. The site for the proposed warehouse has al ready been purchased by the lighterage company for $50,000, the structure to bo located at tile foot of Madison street. Providing the plan of consolidating Newark with the port at Perth Amboy is defeated, the addition of a bonded Warehouse in this city would be an as set which the importers would make haste to use. It would also eliminate in a great measure the present sys tem of , having foreign goods meant for this city shipped to New York, where the customs revenue is increased at Newark's expense. Sixty-four steamers, lighters and barges will be used by the lighterage company here for transporting goods from the incoming steamers to this city. With the warehouses here the local merchant will not. lose the time and expense experienced at present by storing his goods in New York. These benefits to Newark’s commercial and manufacturing Industries are not to slip by without a hard light if the gen eral opinloif expressed today Is a cri terion. . WHEN ARE WAGONS ON THE STREET AN OBSTRUCTION? - + That Question Is Bothering Po lice Judge Herr. Are wagons tq. be classed as ob structions when left on the street without a permit from the Board of Works? This was the problem before Judge Ilerr In the Fourth Precinct Court today. Isadore Vanarsky, a blacksmith, was arrested on a charge of violating section 543 of the city or dinances because he permitted wagons at his shop to obstruct the street. The complaint was made by Gottlieb Hanle, Board of Works inspector, who declared that Vanarsky had beer 1 warned repeatedly to keep the trucks in his yard. Benjamin M. Weinberg, ' counsel for the defendant, asserted that the section Itt the ordinance or which the complaint was based was not relative to the case. He declared that former Judge Sweeney had finer a client $25 on the same grounds, but Judge Skinner, in the Court of Com mon Pleas, reversed the police oouri decision. Mr. Weinberg was fiver until next Tuesday to produce a copj of Judge Skinner’s decision. . I I HEART ■ FAILURE, CLAIMSJELLBOY Geidel Will Endeavor to Contro vert Testimony Regard ing Confession. I NEW YORK, Aug. 25.—Most of the important evidence for the prosecu tion was in when the trial of Paul Geidel for the murder of William H. Jackson continued today. The dis trict attorney expected to finish his case in time to permit the defense to open this afternoon. Geidel has to controvert the sworn statements of three witnesses, who say he confessed the crime in ail its de tails. Two of those witnesses were policemen, and the other Geidel’s room mate, Patrick McGrane. The cross-examination of these and other witnesses for the prosecution yesterday indicated that the defense would try to prove that Jackson and Geidtel were friends and that Jackson died of heart failure. TRIMBLE HEADS 0. A. R. ROCHESTER, N. Y., Aug. 25.—Judge ' Harvey M. Trimble, of Illinois, was i elected commander-in-chiefof the Grand Army of the Republic today. I LITTLE LEFT FOR DOCTORS WHILE OUTINGS ORE ON Hebrew Orphan Asylum Headi Lauds Star Fund as Baby Life-Saver. That the outings for Inmates of or phan asylums provided by the STAR during the summer have been of Im mense benefit to the little Inmates aside from giving them a good time Is evidenced by letters that have been received. Those in charge of the In stitutions appreciate the work of the STAR and praise this newspaper for its efTorts in relieving suffering. The Inmates of the Hebrew Orphan Asylum were taken on an outing to Rockaway yesterday and today the following letter was received from Armand Wyle, the superintendent of the home: "Editor The STAR. Newark, N. J.: "Sir—The STAR outing to Rockaway today was as usual, though In more lhail one sense, |SU(ph In name. The re freshing boat trip and appetizing sandwiches and milk were a treat 1n themselves; we were kept busy on the sand, between boats, with our palls and shovels and our re-whetted hun ger assuaged again on the way home with more than we could eat and drink. If Newark's poor children have been so well cared for all summer the baby doctors will have little to do this winter. May your noble work receive more support In the future. With the thanks of the children and myself, I am, Gratefully yours, •‘ARMAND WYL.B, ‘•Superintendent.*’ Another Outing Monday. There will be another general out ing for poor mothers and children next Monday. It will be to Rockaway Beach. Arrangement* are being rnaflo for outings for the Inmates of St. Peter's Home and for the Home for Crippled Children. Yesterday the police of the Fourttt precinct and the team of the Worth ington Pump Works played a game of baseball to aid the fund at Wleden mayer's Park. The game resulted In a victory for the police by a score of 3 to 2 runs. It was the second time the teams have met. In the former game the police were defeated. The fund to date Is *2,782.9®. --- -| WANED AFTER HE GOT GIRLS MONEY Unrequited love was the cause of a complaint of larceny being made today against Philip Roback, of 78 Morton street, by his former sweetheart. Miss Matronl Chernl, of 168 Spruce street, with whom he had been "keeping com pany’’ for some time. On July 30 last they went to the theatre and adjourned to a soda fountain after the show. Miss Chernl produced a 86 bill when the clerk asked for the money and Ro back pocketed tho change, according to the girl’s testimony. At the time she did not mind St, she says, but two weeks later Roback suddenly married her rival, and then—fireworks. The Jilted girl not only upbraided him, but promised to put him in Jail, where he would have time to ponder over his hasty promises. Justice of the Peace Barney Levy yesterday took the girl's complaint for the larceny of 84 at tho soda fountain and swore out a warrant for the ar rest of the "fickle one.’’ When Judge Herr heard both sides of the story in the Fourth Precinct Court today he dismissed the complaint. According to Miss Chernl all Is not over yet Roback will hear from her again, and addi tional warnings to that effect were very much in evidence as the parties , left the court-room. COLGATE RECEIVES INDORSEMENT, At a meeting of the Fifth Ward Re publican executive committee last night candidates for the following pri mary nominations were Indorsed: Aus ten Colgate for State senator; E.< E. Ryman for freeholder, C. V, Baumann for sheriff, John Helwlg for alderman, Caesare Buonocola for justice of the peace, Lawrence Negro for constable, and the following for members of the Republican County Committee: Martin Frahk, Thomas Hamilton. Lincoln Ha'mpson, Andrew C. Breidenbach, Jo seph Stanchl, Jacob Kopf and James Proctor. I 0 Now Is the Time to make your plans for Fall advertising. Your campaign will not be complete if it doesn’t include the street cars. Write for full particulars New Jersey Car Advertising Co. Prudential Building, Newark, N. J. E. F. KINKEAD, President '* Phone* Market ■ ..... . .’im . .. . ^ .