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The Sandusky Star Journal (Newspaper) - August 29, 1911, Sandusky, Ohio TODAY'S NEWS TODAY THE I THE HOME WEH T SAN.DUSRY STAR-JOURNAL. YEAR IBEAU IS FRESHIES MUST SWIM. _____ PRINCETON, N. J., August 29. new system of physical cul- ture to be introduced at Princeton this fall will require every studegt "SANDUSKY, OHIO, TUESDAY, AUGUST 29, 191 LAST EDITION NUMBER 276, COURT HOUSE SCENE DURING TRIAL OF HENRY CLAY ULATT1E. JR., VIRGINIA YOUTH CH4RGW WITHKHUNG YOUNG WIFE Defendant's Council Tries t( Break Down His Testimony of Monday Afternoon. ALLEGED CONFESSION CAUSES A 'Jienry Beattie Will Take Stand in His Own to Rest Today, IESTERFIELD COURT HOUSE, Aug. two hours of vain battling to break down the damaging testimony of Paul Beattie, counsel for Henry Clay Beattie, jr., today announced f that his client would take the stand in his own behalf. When Attorney Smith, chief counsel for the defense sat down in his chair after pounding at Ijhe slight, nervous, youthful cousin of the accused, the damaging story related by Paul yesterday stood practically unchanged. For two hours Smith had raged at the witness shaking his fingers at him, waving the record in his face and fired questions full of vituperation and sarcasm. Seattle's testimony will un- doubtedly embrace a blanket denial 01 Paul's stor> In anticipation of this the defense todav began to build up a reputation for vsracity and high moral character for him With testi- mony corroboiative of Paul Beattie's dramatic story the state will close its case this afternoon. When the couit convened and Paul Beattie took the stand the defense started a grilhng cross examination Of the witness His story was ed in several places and he was made to go all over his actions before and after the murder minutely Under a terrific fire questions Attorney Smith involved the witness in severa contradictory statements. Paul de- clared that he had known Beulah Bin- ford for four years and used to car- ry notes and piesents to her from Henrj. "I never mixed up with her' he said Paul denied that he had "fits." Paul said Henry had never told him to keep secret the matter or the purchase of the shot gun. He lert the stand with his story unshaken to any material point. The end ot a day of sensations in the trial was Drought to a climax when Paul Beattie, cousin of Henry Clay Beattie, jr., told of an alleged confession made to him by Henry two davs after the murder of his wife The defense was surprised. Paul's testimony regarding the purchase of the shot gun at Beatties request was the same as told in the coroner's in- quest and there was nothing new un- til he replied in response to a question from the state's attorney that Henry said to him: "I wish to God I hadn't done it! I wouldn't do it over again for a mil- lion dollars! But, anyway, she never loved me! She only married me for my money! I'd like to know how Those cut theie was a No. 6 cartridge used in that gun." Paul Beattie said that he had found Henry on the porch of his father's home and had said: "Things look mighty black in this in the university to pass various requirements, including ability to I swim _ and give '-first aid" in i drowning, or be dropped from me I roster. The tests are the recommenda- tion of the new head of the phy- sical department, Dr. Joseph H. Raycroft. formerly of the Univer- sity of Chicago. Six Torpedo Boats Driven Ashore and Part of Sea Wall Gone at Charleston. MANY PERSONS HOMELESS (Continued on Page 2) 1VATSOX IS KETAI1VJED WASHINGTON. August H. Watson, United State district at- torney at Detroit, who goes out of September 1, will be retained by the government as special counsel- to conduct criminal prosecution of thirty- four individual memUSrs of the so- called bathtub trust The tnal is set for November. Number Reported Killed By Flying Wreckage in South Carolina Cyclonic Blow, WASHINGTON, Aug. 29 s'.x torpedo boats have been blown ashore and greatly damaged, that the city is partially inundated and devastated and the seawall partially Demolished by the terrific storm that has been raging for more than 24 hours was the news received- at the navy depart- ment today from the commandant of he Charleston, S. C., navy yard Tht dispatch asked for a fund to start immediate repairs to the govern- ment boats and yards. Communica- iontion with Charleston is interrupt- d, owing to the fact that wires are own. Seven Reported Dead. ATLANTA, Aug Meager re- ports reaching here from Charleston S. C., today say that 15 are missing tesides the seven-known dea4 su the suit of hurricane Sunday. Wrecks of small craft are floating into the city, while the loss in Charleston alone is estimated at A hundred families are homeless their houses having been blown away in the gale. Thousands of "heads of live stock have been drownd and in a. number of places the rice and cot- ton crop has been ruined. Mondav nipht the city was in dark- ness; no street car lines are in oper- ation; no trains are departing or ar- rixnng; telephone, is impossible The streets are strewn with debris from a thousand buildings and are blocked by uprooted trees Plate glass in mos't of the stores has been broken and the A.TTY. HTJX CARQIE-R -A.TEY: SMTffi. (Defence) HENRYC.BEATTIEJ THE WEATHER. Forecast: Fair tonight and Wednesday. not much change in temperature. Tempeiature at seven a. m., 58 degrees Temperature one year ago, 69 degrees Sun uses Wednesday at 4 55 a. in and sets at 6.07 p. m (stand- ard time) Maximum wind for 24 bouis ending at noon today, 22 rnics north at 11-15 Monday ev- enuig. Hogan Says Talk About S preme Court Decision Is AH "Bosh." CAN HAVE INITIATIVE IF PEOPLE WANT IT Veteran Handy With Revolver Was Found Insane, How- ever. By Judge Sloane. HAD STOPPED AUTO PARTY Judges Heid That Northwest Territory Ordinance of 1787 Is Basic Law, When Dischaiged for This, He Made Move to Shoot Dr, Haynes in Office, s ot whisloy, of some bad b ,_n ill balanced mind, and a grit against Chief Surgeon i John T. Haynes, of the Soldier's Home I caused John Craig, 69, veteran ,to at- tempt the life of the former Monday, according to tto testimony at the hearing before Probate Judge Sloane, Tuesday morning. Craig was found insane, and will be taken to the To- ledo state hospital Wednesday. Craig firmly denied that he had any i IK COLUMBUS, Aug. terizmg as "bosh" ail that the pact of 1787, ths great fj'iarter of the northwest, would be a barrier to direct legislation Attorney General Hogan today stated that the people of O.iia could have the initiative they wanted it. "No ofd pact of state vt.'f in the said Hogan. recent ruling of the Oiilo supreme court in the nr. Boone cass was the basis for the argument. The Boone case >va3 an acton by Dr. Boone, of Hardin conn- e state bureaxt -of som-a who read the su- decisiun saw in it a that the initiative, rei- recall would be impos- thongh the peopla incorporate them in These views show how cramped are the quarters where the Beattie trial is going on. The room is so small that very few spectators get in. The windows are always crowded with faces. n automobile and stopped them as he told General Burnett I he added, The fact that Craig had no recollec- nonhw tion of having taken the gun out of vded o is the m e1 and STEAMSHIP COMPANIES ALSO GE1 TAX BOOS! contents of display windows scattered for miles. Business was discontinued throughout the day. The tide was something over eight feet during the storm, three feet short The waters of the record have caused of 1893. wash-outs COLUMBUS, O., Aug. dusky steamship lines, will pay more taxes hereafter, according to the val- uations fixed by the state tax com- mission. The former values were quadrupled and then some. The tax value of the Bay Transpor- tation Co., operating the Cedai Poini steamers Boecklmg and Wehile, was increased, from to This Co.. now in the hands of a receiver and owning steamei Columbus, was increased from to The value of the steamer Falcon on the Marblehead-Sandusky route was fixed at The values of big fi eight boats will be determined later. Finding that the Buckeye Pipe Line company, a subsidiary of the Standard Oil company, had in 1910 paid taxes on only about 16 per cent of the ac ------vig JLJ.HO i jjpi tjetiL (Jl Lilc aC- means that the amount of taxes to be itual ''alue of its holdings, the tax paid will be increased from a commission has fixed the 1911 value yea, to at an increase of 646 The value of tfif Peninsula ship Co., owning out the gun. and start to point it at the It was on i n tllls concltision that the said in response to a question of or three drinks of Men in Sail Boat Thrown Into Water and Are Rescued When Nearly Exhausted. and ate some rock B he said 1757 August 29. heart trouble." Craig told him an I entirely different story according to General Burnett. I'm from old Vir- ginia, and when anvbody doas ire any harm, I shoot him." was his remark to property is services of a compensation be made therefor. The vital A -imanded the reports nrSrf6 and provided a penalty for failures, but preaches to the Union station, pre- venting the operation of trains. Alonzo Coburn, an engineer on the Jharleston division of the Southera railway, ng timbers A Mr Smith of Colum- bia, and Motorman Cutter of the iharleston street railway systern on the an-i side, was increased were killed and L D Klintworth of St. Stephens and E. 'B. Hill were se- riously injured a trestle col- apsed Two unidentified women were drowned when their home was flooded <ind several negroes are reported among the storm victims. Rules That Prosecuting Attor- neys Cannot Act Under Stat- .ute to Appoint Detectives. COLUMBUS. 0., Aug. 29.-Judge Charles W. Seward, of Newark has rejected the new law which gives prosecuting attorneys of counties power to appoint secret service offi- cers, according to a message received by Attorney General Hosan The law was enacted "last winter at the request of Prosecutor Hunt of Hamilton county, where he conflicted with the detective appointed by the court. It was Hunt's wish to inves- tigate conditions under officials who were George B. Cox's lieutenants. The decision revives the old stat- utes, under which they are appoint- ed by judges of common pleas court. Seward adopted the views expressed by the attorney general in an opin- ion to Prosecutor Henry T. Hunt of Cincinnati. Compensation was to be fixed by the presidiag judge of the judicial "sub-' division. There is no such officer. There is a supervising judge in each judicial district, but Judge Seward holds that there was no intention to give him this authority, because his jurisdiction covers so Many counties that he could not have the necessary knowledge of local conditions to fix the salaries. SUES TO RECOVER FEES CINCINNATI, Aug. was iled in common pleas court Dr. Ralph Reed against Mrs Jeanette Stewart Ford, the "woman in the War- riner embezzlement to recover alleged to be due for professional services. Dr. Reed has attended Mrs. Ford since she has been in the hospital and was present with her each day while she was in court at the trial of Edgar Street Cooke. the Chicaco broker, is ho was acquitted on a charge of embez- zling Big Four railroad funds. thus from J116.90 to The commiss the Sandusky Co operating as. 'compared value. This in to The value of the Peninsula or abcat 500 Der rent over 1910. ng the steamer sased from to inci easing the JfEGBO CHATJFFEUK N. J., Aug. Williar ion fixed the value Bowman, manager of F. W. Roeb Islands 'Steamboat the Arrow, at ith the poultry farm, Oaklands at Trenton Junction, filed suit fo creases the taxes in the court of chancerj Augustus Wertz, a negr< the Deist as the correspondent. iff t General Burnett after the affair. tt, uuc After taking the picture of four men It was stated at the liparin- thir stitutional who were left floundering in the Craig had been at the Home for six! its opinion, the Juni- tations under the ordinance of 1787 the court appears to have hit directly in iiau ueen at tne Home tor six! tii< water when their yacht capsized two, years, and during that time had been which sFatehocH men in a motorboat rescued frwr mpn rpnrimnnrlod hut fr A bis of the con- It says, Peterson large sailboat, was maneuvering the Coot, when when good teputation at the Home Craig was admitted to the institn- IS EDITOR ROOSEVELT A WILSON BOOMER? "OUTLOOK" WRITES UP JERSEY CANDIDATE Auto Was Stopped on Edge of Precipice While Inventor and 'Party Were on Tour. INTERLAKEN. Switzerland, Aue a narrow from being hinled over an Alpine precipice, Thomas A. Edison, famous inventor, nou traveling on the con- tinent, laughed over the incident as (one of the bright events of his jtrip after ascertaining that none of his party suffered ill effects from the shock. He was on his way by motor to In- terlaken having lunched at Evian les Bains. Near Troubois the car was mounting a steep hill at high speed when the driver discovered he had made a mistake and tried to turn about to retiace the route The auto skidded backward down the isteep incline off the road toward an abyss and the chauffeur only managed to stop the car on the very edge of the precipice. He could not again gain the road and a yoke of was pressed into service to draw thft car away. TERVIEW and- so framed, it had been accepted by the president and congress of the United States there might have leen some reason for the claim that, in that respect compact was to pjmain forever unal- tered unless by ;oamon consent it had been repealed by implication under cii cumstances a conclusive presumption wouH not be raised e rescue. rce o Mr. Saunders "snapped" them with ?rounds Migs Dorothy toll s camera as hi lrtlS wotlld he as wen his camera as his boat up and tat' then he and Mr Heath assisted 'them _on of "Tte wn- Defiums: the to be ln- m the Northwest territory into the power boat All four of the t men were about exhausted when taken I out of the watci j i car pass into the Home grounds, as (Continued on Page B) TWO MEN ARE ACCIDENTALLY ELECTROCUTED IN TWO CITIES BY GRASPING LIVE WIRES stitution and formed shall government so to he lepubhean. and D9 fa con- copformHy with tho principles tained m these articles No permission is granted for a di- Continued on NEW YORK, AUg. Roose- velt decided to back Governor Wooa- row Wilson, of New Jersey, for presi- dent in Iftl2, morally at least, if Wilson Ruffled by his setbacks since he re- turned from his African trip, Roose- velt has refused to have anything to do with republican politics in New York state. Friends of Governor Wii- gete the democratic nomination? OMW- s 1JCUUS 01 uovernor Statesmen who guide the political, son are elated at the latest turn affairs of the nation have been given affairs. They declare something to think about in the lat-' titude, if persisted in wills est edition of the Outlook, the mag-1 wide 'progressive backing for azine of which the ex-president is as-! candidate. Writ.nc In the Fortnight! v Review Sidney Bwk, noted sociate editor. One of "the articles' def and his candidacy, and was wntten HenO- B. Need-! telling of "Some Talks with Roose ham' Who' Whea in thel also rtecmr preeidenthl chair, was known as "one the ex-president's of the official press agents of the ad-' Wilson rather th AKRON, 0., Aug Bertel, if Barberton. was electrocuted in his lome today ana and Mrs. Tonj vrentz were seriously burned Bertel grasped the socket of an Jectiic light Krentz. in in ef- ort to pick up the body, was severel> hocked and burned. Mrs Krentz, who came to the aid of her husband! was also badly burned WARREN. 0, Auzust for hrlp. jet wainnu his. I off. Thomas Lawnscown was electro- lcnt'od tolia> whf" he grasped a fallen w nen Wire in the street to keep it out of his _. WHJ He could not let go and while i Town Gaily Decorated for Brg structed them how to release himself As tre wire was pulled from the man's I hands he dropped dead. Event Bands Expected. WOULD PUT SANDUSKY ON AIR RACE CIRCUI7 A for tentat.ve. but is likelj to be the oneilTlfbrins; JeMS fctp.rimg at St Louis the last week Ki finnlh decided upon The rare would the history of the village September or the first week in Or- star' at St. end there. ibeen decorated and the streets present tober, and following a course to take afnair be a race in beautiful appearance. in the cltle. of Cincinnati. Columbus.! S fifty bLdftaSeWg plSe. S would be in the will also be a combined mass contort (Special 10 The VERMILION, 0.. Aug. 29.-Vermil- icn is iu gala holiday attire today, (with profuse and ela-borate decora- jtions, in pieparation for the twentv- ninth annual convention and reunion of the Buckeye Band as- The event, it j: Cleveland, Sandusky, Toledo. Chicago and St. Louis, in all something over miles for a grand purse of 000, is the great speed and (1. W" b> the uiuiLitm niKiiis, a contest, open to the birdmen of the erts before leaving declared Mr. r belief thai lie with he will attend the Harvard aviation meet and endeavor to interest the bird-men there in his proposed race. The proposed long distance race would be held in connection with the St. Louis aeroplane meet September SO to Oct. 7 and would be the greatest air race ever held. It will be made open to all makes of aeroplanes and Mr. Roberts believes the aviators will be enthusiastic over such a race while he himself does not anticipate mucii trouble in raising the big purse for tUe race. The course as outlined ia. only "They are simply money-getters for one avi- ator. There would be no hippodrom- ing in a real race with a large number of starters. The time that these cross- country exhibition flyers remain m the air each day is ridiculously short. At the aviation meet atXhicago, it was demonstrated that the length of time an aviator can remain in the air is limited only by his supply of gaso- line. The best talent would enter a long distance race of this kind and I believe it would be a far greater suc- cess than the recent long distance cross-country face in England where but two aviators finished." There will be contests of various kinds. The railroads are prepared to han- dle immense crowds and there be ample entertainment hm the chamber of commerce generally backing up the local com- mittee in charge. No expense bai been spared and Vermilion that her hospitality and shall be widely advertised by convention. In the evening there will water curnivai and tugs, tad boats of all kinds, illumined decorated, will" purtiripate. will also be ftloog. Utt and lake front. f NEWSPAPER! iKWSPAPKJR