The Sandusky Star Journal (Newspaper) - August 25, 1911, Sandusky, Ohio
''''''7 y r. n TODAY'S NEWS TODAY THE SANDUSKY THE HOME PAPER :ORTY-FOURTh YEAR -JOURNAL. SANDUSKY, OHIO, FRIDAY, AUGUST 25, 1911, LAST EDITION Became Excited When Deputy Sheriff Told Beattie's Ac- count of Shooting. TESTIMONY CONFLICTS WITH HIS STATEMENT Scenes Surrounding Court House Do Not Indicate Man Is Battling for Life, CHESTERFIELD COURT HOUSE, Va., Aug. smil- ing face Henry Clay Beattie saw two blocks placed in the legal structure through whio'i he may be sent to the electric chair. Judge Watson today overruled Eeattie's lawyers on the two most Important legal problems they have advanced. In the first r-o upheld the evidence upon which the state in- troduced last note from Beat- tie to Eeulah Binford arranging for furniture for her home. The s-cond cams when Judge Watson held that the motion to quash the indictment because it alleged "wound in the face." whereas the murdered woman died of a gun- shot wound in the head was un- tenable, and upheld the indict- ment. G'porge 'Jarrell. Chesterfield county was the first witness ciiilfd today. -He related the story Beattie told the night of the murder about the highwayman. Benttie be- came excited during Jarrel's cross examination. Then Deputy Sheriff Snyder said Beattie declared the l'--.arded man fired from the right side cf the car. This conflicts with the ttory told by Beattie. who at the in- oncst said the man stood five feet to th? left of the machine. Snyder then he asked Beattie how it could be thst his wife was wounded on the left side of the face whan she was shot on the right side. He said Beattie did not answer. A number of witnesse were heard before the adjournment was take Thursday night among them Ma Stewart, which brought out the reac ing of a note alleged to have bee: written by Beattie to Beulah Binforr Tho Stewart woman said Beattie an the Binford girl had been at. her plac four times during the month preced ing the murder, the last time being the night before the murder. The note reads: "Dear Kid: Pay this on the furni ture, and make him give you an item VIRGINIA MURDER TRIAL LIKE BIG NEIGHBORHOOD PICNIC- CROWDS PATRONIZE THE STANDS ERECTED UNDER COURTYARD TREE, HUNT EYE WITNESSES. LOUISVILLE, Aug. to a story told by J. F. Minor, _ contractor here today, there were two witnesses to tfie murder of Mrs. Henry Clay Beattie, jr. Min- er says he has informed the de- fense and they are now trying to locate the man who knows the witnesses. ized account of what you must pay each week. Well, be good, with oceans of love brimming with kisses, yours, "Hon." Paul Beattie and Beulah Binford have not yet been brought, to the court house, and will not be until needed to testify. It all seems so different, so unreal. so unbelievable, this trial 'for murder of the boy, Henry Beattie, jr., whom the state accuses of taking his young wife-out for an .automobile ride and blowing out her brains with a gun. The morbidness that ought to be here is entirely lacking. It is an at- mosphere all too happy and gay. It is hard to reaize that the grim, re- lentless hand of the law is stretchin? forth toward the dapper young man who sits so nonchalantly there at the trial table, threatening him with th- Leaders Gathered at Kansas City to Determine Whether or Not to Go Out. Attacked Farmer's Wife and Tried to Hide Crime by Burning Woman. CHICAGO, Aug. Julius Kruttschnitt, high officer in the Har- riman lines, speeding west in a spec- ial car, labor leaders gathered in Kan- sas City to decide their final stand and thousands of union men demand- ing to strike, the industrial situation in the far west today took a critical phase. Labor leaders say they can see nothing to the Kansas City meeting but a strike order. The main point of issue is recognition of the system federation. Twenty-five thousand men are involved in the issue. Fol- owing the receipt in Chicago of tele- grams from members of the advisory board of the new "system federation" .eclaring that the advisory board could no longer prevent the Harriman shop mployes from striking, President ,T. V. Kline, International Broth- rhood of Blacksmiths and Helpers, oday sent a telegram to President .evett ng mployes of the Harriman. lines with view of adverting a general strike. "My said Kline, 'is to avert f possible, a national calamity." Strike Predicted. SAN FRANCISCO, CaL, August 25. the. statement of high offi- cials of the Harriman lines that a strike on those road's is improbable, PURCELL, Okla., August spite the pleading of deputy sheriffs that the law be allowed to take its course and the appeals for mercy of the negro a mob of men, women and children, some in automobiles gleefully. watched -Peter Carter burn to death Thursday "night, the negro was accused of attacking Mrs. Minnie Spraggins, wife of a farmer, and try- ing to burn her to death to hide his heinous crime. Deputy Sheriffs Hayes and Farris, who tried to rescue the man from the mob, were locked in a room at the court house until after the negro had been burned to a cinder. Mrs. Spraggins was attacked while alone in her home, one mile south of Purcell. After the deed the negro set fire to the Spraggins home. Mrs. Spraggins' husband saw the flames while working in the field and rushed into the house in time to rescue his wife. She said that Carter, who for- merly worked on the Spraggins farm, had attacked her. J Carter was found and taken into NUMBER 273r BLAMES "STREET" AS MEN ARE LAID OFF Landed in New York Today and Great Crowds Wel- comed Him. MAYOR AND AVIATORS GREETED THE TOURIST New World's Record of Miles age Speed of 45 Miles, XEW YORK. August a flight, of thirty miles from Hook Mountain, near Xyak. on the west bank of the Hudson river to Gov- Believed He Will Goto Prison Without Delay Unless Attor- ney Reaches Him. ALL INDICTED GUILTY IS BELIEF OF HOGAN Attorney General Says Confes- sion Story Caused Some' Mighty Tall Hustling, COLUMBUS, O.r Aug. Wall street is at the bottom of the! am convinced now that the enti- of in- in the laying off of the thousands of sistance of the unfortunate and less man, but uusble to ml heavy iNEWSPA'FERr NEWSPAPER!