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The Omaha Daily Bee.
This Day In Omaha
Tail wiy Tea Tmh age
Mltaalaa Pare e4 Baa hn
TTTATHER FOR FC AST
VOL. XLI. XO. 62.
OMAHA, TUESDAY MORNING, AUGUST 29, 1911 -TEX PAGES.
SINGLE COPY TWO CENTS.
TAFT WILL SPEND
SUNDAY IN OMAHA
President SecrttaxY Senis Telegram
iiMUtug Plan for His West,
wm XX HEBE OCTOIEE FIRST
Trail WOl Arrive Shortly Before 8
May Not Be Able to Take Part in the
STOPS AT LINCOLN AND HASTINGS
laa Is ftaead Tim Hears at Capital
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President Taft will be In Omaha Sunday.
October 1, and remain over until 10: Mon
day morning. That Information l con
veyed In a telegram to Victor Rowitr
of The Bee from Secretary Hlllee. advla
tni him of the definite fixing of thle data
with a view to having tha local detalla per
fectad. The train achedule provialonally outlined
bring the presidents train Into Omaha at
7:40 Sunday morning and makea It depart
t 10:30 the next morning.
Junt what kind of a program la daalrad
for the entertainment of tha preaident and
hia party la yet to be Indicated. An In
vitation had been extended net long ago
by President Flckena of the Ak-Sar-Ben
Hoard of Oovemora with tha expectation
of making him a gueat of that organlia
tlon during the fall festivities. But the
presumption la that, aa the preaident la
here on a Sunday, It will be Impossible
for him to taka part In any of the regular
Ak-Sar-Ben act. vl ties, which will be at
..their height later In the week. If the
) president wishes to attend rellgioue ser
vl' 'ps he will probably make a selection of
the church himself, at least that la what
Nlie In understood to have done In other
places In slrni"ar circumstances. When In
Omaha laat time he waa put up at tha
Omaha club, which will doubtless be again
Word cornea alao by telephone from Sen
ator Brown, who la at Kearney, that the
president' tour of Nebraska Will Include
("."tops at Lincoln and Hastings. Leaving
Omaha Monday' morning the president M
party will arrive at Lincoln about noon,
remaining until 2:30, and will put fh two
Jioura at Heatings between 4 and ( o'clock,
proceeding thence westward over the Bur
lington. "toes at Llacola Bad Hastlaa-e.
LINCOLN, Neb.. Aug. 28-Speclal Tele
gram.) Senator Brown received a telegram
from Charles D. 1111 lea. secretary to Presi
dent Taft, this morning saying that the
president will reach Omaha. Sunday morn
ing. October L at 7. o'clock and, that he
will atay until 10.30 o'clock. Monday .morn
ing, when he'wlll leave for Lincoln. The
president will reach Lincoln at noon, where
he will atay until 2:30 o'clock, when he will
tart for Hastings, where the party will
stop from 4 to I o'clock.
Will Visit TweatyKoar States.
BEVERLY, Mass., Aug. 28. Twenty
four states will be vtalted by President
Taft on the swing around the circuit, ac
cording to hia partly completed schedule.
He will start September 15 and will pass
through these states:
Massachusetts, New York, Pennsylvania,
Ohio, Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Missouri,
Iowa, Kansas, Nebraska, Colorado, Wy
oming, Utah, Nevada, California, Oregon,
Washington, Idahc, Montana, South Da
kota, Minnesota, Wisconsin and Mary
land. Among the big towns and cities that
the president will visit are Syracuse, Erie,
Detroit. Chicago St. Louis, Omaha, Kan
sas City, Denver, Cheyenne, Salt Lake City,
Lob Angeles, San Francisco, Sacramento,
Portland, Ore.; Tacoma. Seattle, Spokane,
vtaiiace, icano.; Butte and Billings, Mont.;
D-adwood. Aberdeen and Pierre, 8. D.; St.
Minnetpolla, Milwaukee and Pitta.
fcrcretary Hltlea Deads Ward of Taft's
DKS MOINES, la.. Aug. 18.-A telegram
today from C. D. miles, private secretary
to President Taft, to Oovernor Carroll, an
nounces the Iowa itinerary of ttie president.
The tentative schedule is:
Council Bluffs. September 28, (1:10 a. m.,
leave 7:20 a. m.; arrive at Fort Dodge, 11:05,
leave 11.20; arrive Waterloo. 1:65 p. m,,
leave 2:15 p. m. for Des Moines. Ieava
Iea Moines next morning for Ottuntwa,
laat atop in Iowa.
FOR NKBRASKA Fair.
Temperatui at Omaha yesterday:
.... 67 ,
IK.' V. 1 I !
Teaiperatar at Omaha Yesterday.
Comparative Loral Record,
19U. 1910. 1309. 19v.
Highest yesterday 70 0 77 84
Lowest yesterday AH tU ft) ug
Mean temperature M 71 tig ;g
Precipitation: 01 1.81 x T
Temperature and precipitation departures
from the normal:
Normal temperature -j
Deficiency for the day 1J
Total emeus since March 1 "htj
Normal preclultatlon n jnc'n
Deficiency fr the day 10 Inch
Total rainfall since March 1. ... 0.; Inches
lvflciency since March I 12. M Inches
IefU'inry for cor. period. 1IU. .14 la inches
Deficiency fur cor. period. 1.. 8. OX Inches
Station and State Temp. High- Rain
of Weather. 7 p. in. eat. ta t
t'heyenno. clear 74 ;s ftj
Davenport, clear to 7j
I'riiver. part cloudy .;s m t
I'esMoines, clear tf. ;ti .
liodse City, clear ix 7i jj
1-ander. clear M M ..
North Platte, pavi tlcudy . .t'4 7- .Oil
"nialia. near 7 70 .
I'ueblo, part cloujy 72 70 . 00
Haiil.l City, clear J 6t ion
s'nlt I ak I'itv. cloudy M M no
anta Ke, clear. M 70 .ox
Hieridiin. clear 78 M
ux 'lty, clear 4 M .00
Valentine, clear as ie .uo
Man Who Threw Girl
Into Lake Michigan
Will Not Eat or Drink
Charlei Hopper, Who Murdered Daisy
Watts of Chicago, Attempting
Suicide by Starvation.
GRAND - RAPIDS. Mich., Aug. 18 De
termined, he saya. to cheat Imprisonment,
Charles Hopper of Chicago, who on Satur
day night murdered Daisy Watta. aJso
known as Grace Lyons, of Chicago by
throwing her off a steamer In Lake Mich
igan, baa abaolutely refused to touch food
or drink offered to him In the county jail
at Grand Haven.
The tragedy la one of the few murdere
committed on government Inland waters lu
several years and the charge of murder
will be placed against Hopper In the Grand
Rapids federal court. It will be the first
case of Its kind started here.
The murder brought to life the tragio
end of the misspent Ufa In Chlneae reaorta
in Chicago of tha daughter of a prominent
Grand Raplda family, acordlng to the con
fession Hopper made. He declared he
committed tbe crime te prevent the woman
from returning to the life ef the under
world. The girl, however, was apparently
fleeing from Hopper to return to her rela
tives in Michigan.
Hopper said he first met the woman
about three years ago and fell In love
with her but aha refuaed to marry him
and they aeparated. Six months ago, he
said, he met bar In a Halstead street
Chinese resort. According to his story, she
then accepted his offer of marriage and
he took her from the place and they lived
together until recently. A week ago she
disappeared and he traced her to the same
Chinese resort, where he found her smok
ing opium with ten Ch.nese, he said. She
left tbe place with h.m, but they quarreled
soon afterward and on Saturday she left.
He traced her to the boat and boarded It,
Another scene resulted and tbe crime was
"I am glad I did It," said Hopper, con
cluding his confession. "Now I know where
she is. Those Chinese devils can never get
their clutches on her again."
Shipped to Seacoast
Akron, 0., Man Will Attempt to Cross
Atlantic in Largest Dirigible
Ever Built in America.
AKRON, O., Aug. 28. Melvin Maniman's
balloon, with which he and five others will
attempt to fly across the Atlantic ocean
October 22, will be shipped from Akron to
Atlantic City today having just been com
pleted In a local rubber factory. As soon
as the frame work of steel tubing is at
tached and the balloon Inflated In the
mammoth hangar, the airship will be
christened the "Akron."
The "Akron" Is the only dirigible of the
first-class ever bunt this side of the At
lantic. It Is Mt feet long, or about .30
feet longer than tbe "America" which was
lost In the ocean aa a sequel to tbe Wal
ter Wellman expedition last year. Filled
with pure hydrogen, It will have an at
mosphere displacement of 350,000 cubic feet
and a gross lifting power of 20,000 pounds.
With the car and engines attached. It will
have a net capacity of 12.000 pounds or
about 80 persons.
The "Akron" Is made of 2,200 pieces of
tough fabric. The propellers each will be
driven by a gasoline engine of a hundred
horse power. The gas bag is cigar-shaped
with an extreme diameter of 46 feet.
Admiral Count Togo
Spends Day in Seattle
Japanese Hero is Guest of Chamber of
Commerce at Luncheon Will .
Sail for Home Tuesday.
SEATTLE. Wash., Aug. 28. Admiral
Cnunt Togo arrived here early today from
Vancouver. B. C. to pay his farewell visit
In the United States before sailing to
Japan. He waa informally welcomed at
the atatlon by committeea from the civic
organisations and hurried with his party
directly to a hotel to breakfast In private.
The only opportunity the public had to
see tbe Japanese naval hero was during his
trip to the city hall to call on Mayor
DUllng. The admiral's countrymen took ad
vantage of the chance and the streets were
lined with Seattle Japanese residents.
Admiral Togo lunched as the guest of
the Chamber of Commerce and tonight will
attend a banquet in his honor. Owing to
his continued Indisposition the scheduled
address to hist countrymen was abandoned
at the admiral's request. He did not wish
to overtax hia strength.
Admiral Togo will sail for Japan tomor
Spain Prepares to Send
Troops to Morocco
MADRID. Aug. M.-DIapatchea received
here today from Laa P til mas, Canary la
:ands, say that 600 Spanish soldiers ara
making reparations to embark" tomorrow
on the transport A I nil rale Lobo. to occupy
Same Croix la M.neuro,.on the Moroccan
coast to the south of Agadir. where the ar
rival last July of the Germnn warship
Panther stirred up the present iritertu
t onal dispute over Morocco.
The news reporting the movement of a
Spanish force to southern Morocco has not
yet been elucidated, but should It be con
lirmed It would tend to complicate the
Moroccan prob.ems. over which negotia
tions are In progress between Jules Cam
bon, the French ambassador at Berlin, and
Herr Von Klder.m-Waechler, th Car
man foreign secretary.
MAX G. SECKENDORF IS DEAD
Well Kaon a Newspaper ( orrrtposd.
eat aad Writer Dies la
WASHINGTON. Aug. 2. -Count Max (J.
feckenderf f, a well known newspaper cor
respondent and writer, died today at the
home of relatives at FTunkfort-On-Yh-Maln,
Germany, at the age of 68 year,
according to cable nienages received here
today. He was the representative In this
country of the Wolff Continental New
Agency of Germany and was for a number
Of years the head of the New York Tri
bune bureau in this city. He was born
In Hnissells, Pelglum. and served in the
German army during the Franco-Prussian
war. The news f his death came as a
urptse as he went abroad recently on a
pleasure and buairesa trip. His wife and
a daughter were with him.
STORM ON SOUTH
Charleston Has Been Isolated Since
Sunday Night and City it Be
WIND SEVENTY MILES AN H0UB
Water is the Highest Sinoe the Tidal
Ware of 1886.
STORM PASSES SAVANNAH, OA.
Trees Blown Down and Street Car
Service is Suspended.
COTTON CB0P IS DAMAGED
Na Lass of Life Tet ReaeHea, bat It
la Feared 1 a saber at Ifegreee
la Islaads Aleaaj Ceaat
COLUMBIA, S. C. Aug. 28 The severe
storm which struck Charleston and Sa
vannah last night seems to be centering
In the same locality today. Indications
are that it Is moving northward. Both
cities were completely cut off from com
munication with the outside world today
and It waa therefore Impossible to ascer
tain the extent of the damage wrought
by tbe storm.
A message this afternoon from Branch
ville, aeventy mllea from Charleston, states
there Is three feet of water In the Charles
ton Union station, partially confirming
earlier reports that Charleston was
menaced by a flood. The message also
says that no trains have left Charleston
since o'clock laat night.
At 11 o'clock Southern railway officials
were advised over a wire from Summer
cllle, twenty miles north of Charleston,
that was secured for a few minutes, that
water had flood e the Charleston union
The Atlantic Coast Una has no tele
graphic communication with Charleston,
but doea not expect a train from there
before five or six hours at tbe earliest,
storia Passes Sav-aaaah.
SAVANNAH, Ga.. Aug 28. Via Oessup,
Ga. The storm which began early last night
along the south Atlantic coast spent its
fury soon after daybreak and had passed
about 9 o'clock this morning. Great dam
age was dona within the city, but ap
parently little harm was done to shipping
In Savannah harbor, ample warning of the
storm s approach having been given ship
masters by the weather bureau to make
their vessels safe.
The streets are filled with debris con
sisting principally ef uprooted trees. Street
car service is tied up.
As far as known there has been no loss
of life In this vicinity due to the storm.
Reports are mlsBlng from the low lying
Islands adjacent to Savannah, which are
Inhabited principally by negroes.
The cotton crop within a radius of fifty
miles of Savannah undoubtedly has suf
fered severe damage.
Reports from Tybe beach indicate thai
everything there la safe.
Wlad Seveaty Mllea aa Hear.
AUGUSTA, Ga., Aug. 28. A telephone
message from Ridgeville, thirty-one miles
from Charleston says the wind In Charles
ton at 11 o'clock this morning was blow
ing between sixty and seventy miles an
hour and considerable damage had been
done along the water front, but no loss
of life was reported.
Persons on the Isle of Palms and Sul
livan's Island were warned In time yester
day afternoon to escape. Along the harbor
front In Charleston, the water la the
highest seen there since the tidal wave
WASHINGTON, Aug. 28. No word has
reached the Navy department today from
Charleston. S. C, and it is believed here
that wireless communication has been cut
off. The department has instructed the
coast stations to endeavor to get In touch
with the Charleston navy yard. There are
a number of naval vessels In Charleston
harbor Including a collier, four subma
rines, two destroyers and fourteen reserve
No reports were available at the weather
bureau as to tbe Intensity of the direction
of movement of the storm that broke on
the South Carolina coast yesterday. Up to
noon today the weather bureau officials
had been unable to get In touch either
with Charleston or Savannah.
The most recent reports Indicate that
the storm Is still central over South Caro
lina near the coast line. "
Storm warnings were ordered displayed
on the Atlantic coast from Fort Monroe,
Va., to Jacksonville, Fla.
Alleged Head of Arson
Trust is Arraigned
Case of David Korshank of Chicago is
Continued Police Still Looking
for Benjamin F. Fink.
CHICAGO, Aug. 28. David Korahank,
alleged head of an arson ring, which la
aald to have set fire to fifty buildinga in
Chicago during the last year, causing a
property Iobs of Jl.OOO.OO1), waa arialgned
before Municipal Judge Dicker charged
with arson and conspiracy today and the
case continued until September 16.
Max Kelschmldt, Israel Schaeffner and
Kills Dubensteln, charted with union In
connection with the alleged con iracv,
also were arraigned and their ta . yet
for hearing September 14.
The police are still searching for Uenja
mln P. Fink, said to be an official of the
Northwestern Can company, and a former
policeman, who are alleged to have been
Implicated in an Incendiary fire, causing a
VMtr of t'.ui'.ooi).
Durel Perry. a brother-in-law of
Charles Uloom, recently arrested in con
nection with a fire which destroyed his
store In touth State street, surrendered
hlmae'f to the police trday.
Seven men have been arrested thus far
on Information given the police by David
Korshak and others.
POPE RECEIVES TWO VISITORS
(arrilual Vaaatelll aad Blsfcoa of
Itrmai tall t'poa Hia
KUMK, Aug. Pope Plua this morning
received In audience Cardinal Seraphln
Vannutellt, grand plenipotentiary of the
llolv Catholic church, and alto the Most
Rev. Martin Trltschler y Cordova, arch
bishop of Yucatan.
Cardinal Merry Del Vsl., the papal sec
retary of state, who delayed his vacation
during the recent illnea of the pope, today
went to Mortemarlo. where tie will atay
for the remainder of the maim.r.
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PROMINENT ATTORNEY DEAD
Charles J. Greene Dies of Bright'
Disease in New York.
JUST RETURNED FROM EUROPE
Had a Wide Circle of Kneads la
Oaaaaa aad Nebraska aad Was In
Great Dexaaaad as a Speaker
at Pablle Kveats.
Charles J. Greene, ot the law firm of
Greene A Breckenridge, one of the most
prominent of Omaha's attorneys, died In
New York at 4 o'clock Sunday afternoon.
The body will arrive In Omaha Wednesday,
and services will be performed Thursday.
Mr. Greene bad Just returned from a
three-months', trip to Europe, which waa
taken primarily that - lie-tntajht poaslbly
be benefited In health. While In London
he waa taken seriously 111 with Blight's
disease and reports sent here Indicated that
It was doubtful if he would be able to
leave London for some time. He Improved
sufficiently a week ago Sunday to come
to the United States, but on landing bere
was taken at once to Dr. Lambert's hos
pital. He arrived in New York Friday.
The news of his deatn did not come aa
a surprise to his many Omaha friends, as
It was known hs was in a precarious con
dition. A Native of New York.
Mr. Greene was born In Eaton, Madi
son County, New York, July 4, 184, and
studied law under Judge Ewing of St.
Louis, Emory A. Storrs of Chicago, and
A. B. Coons of Marengo, 111., being ad
mitted to the Illinois bar In 171. In 1873
he came to Nebraska, was admitted to the
bar and began practice at Lincoln, re
moving to Omaha a year later.
He was married In 187( to Miss Mary
C. Davis. Ills wife was with him in New
York when he died. They have no child
ren. The career ot tha brilliant lawyer is full
of Interesting history. He waa a member
of Company K, One Hundred and Forty
first Illinois regiment, when still a boy, and
many are the tales told of his soldier days.
His cheery word and brilliant wit were wel
comed at many assemblages in Omaha,
and he waa rated aa one of the best
orators that ever spoke hare.
At the time of the Millard and Dietrich
campaign Mr. Greene was popularly spoken
of as one of the possible candidates, and
he was a delegate to the National repub
lican convention. He ran tor county at
For many years he was an attorney for
the Burlington railroad and was also a
partner of General Manderson. The firm
of Greene,' Breckenridge ft Crofoot waa
Mr. Breckenridge, his partner, is now
in the east, but will probably return In time
for tbe funeral.
T. W. Blackburn, one of Mr. Greene's
personal friends, voiced the opinion ot
many when be said, regarding his death:
"Charles J Greene was one of the kind
liest men 1 ever knew. Possessing excep
tional ability as a lawyer, he waa also u
philosopher, a student and a genuine gen
tleman. ills life waa an active one, begin
ning as a boy-soldier and ending as on.'
of the leaders ot the Omaha bar. Every
nifiii who knew him will feel a personal
g: . in the thouKht that he has passed
over to the great beyond."
MAYOR OF MILWAUKEE SUED
ircalt Jndsje Wauts Fifty Thousand
from Socialist 'txeoativr for
MILWAUKEE, Wis., Aug. 28. Circuit
Judge F. C. Kschwlcler today liCKiin a
suit f r $".Oa), aKulnst Mayor K.nll Sehlel,
in which he alleges the mayor slandered
him in remarks made duiing a speech at
Bayvlrw in the last Judicial campaign.
Judge Kschwklt-r refers in his Complaint
to a decision in which he held the appoint
ment of a certain city hall official tu be
Illegal. The suit is baed on the mayor's
crltlcsm of his derision.
THOMAS W. LAWS ON FINED
topper Klaaarirr la Fouad t.allly of
foadartluar Lottery at
PLYMOl'TH, Muiw., . Auk. . Thomas
W. Lawson, the Boston financier. was
found guilty of conducting u lottery at
the Marshfleld fair Inst v,ek, when Riven
a hearing In the district court here today,
and was fined SUX). Mr. La son appealed
to the superior court.
a Few Days Off Would
1 J W M
OMAHA ATTORNEY DIES IN NEW
CHARLES J. GREENE.
July 4, 1849August 17. 1911.
Throws Himself from
the Rialto Building
W. L. Goin of Leavenworth Commits
Suicide in Sensational Manner
in Kansas City.
KANSAS CITY. Aug. J8-Plunglng from
the top floor of the twelve-atory Rialto
building here today, W. L. Goln of Leav
enworth. Kansas, met death on the pave
ment 200 feet below. The falling body
missed a woman passing In the street by
two feet. That the leap was made with
suicidal Intent was evident from the testi
mony of a workman employed In the build
ing, who said he saw Go b climb to the
window sill, pause a moment, then leap
Into the air. No cause for the deed was
LEAVENWORTH. Kan. Aug. S.-E. L.
Goln, who committed suicide in Kansas
City today, was a traveling salesman of
this city. He la survived by a widow and
two young sons. Mrs. Goln Is prostrated.
She could give no cause for the deed. Goln
left for Kansas City this morning.
Two Seamen Killed on
the Battleship Ohio
W. A. Creech and W. D. Mickey Meet
Death as Result of Accident to
the Anchor Gear.
WASHINGTON, Aug. 2S. Word reached
the Navy department today that two sea
nen. William A. Creech, 86 years old, and
A'llson D. Mickey, aged 29 years, had been
killed on board the battleship .Ohio as the
tesult ot an accident to the anchor gear.
The Ohio Is In Tangier sound, Chesapeak
lay, preparatory to participating in tiu
target practice of the Atlantic fleet.
Tho official report gave no details ol
the accident. Creech was a native of Ilarn
well, 8. ('., and had been in the naval
service a little more than four years. Ills
father, Itlchard It. Creech, Uvea at
Kline 8. C.
Mickey was from Milroy. Pa., and had
Leen connected with lh navy tight years.
His father, Harry I." Mickey, Uvea lu
MISS ELAINE GCLDING SWIMS
FIFTEEN MILES IN SIX HOURS
NEW YORK, Aug. ST.-Elaine Cioldtng of
Bath heach Sunday swam from the Pst
iry In New York to Conley Island, fif
teen miles. Miss Oolding Is S years old
and weighs 190 pounds. She has won many
championships ut short and rclddie dis
tances, hut thi was hT flrsi effort at long
distance, ller time, one minute more than
six hours, is regarded as c V"itin:il. as a
heavy rain fell a'l the time, and the sea
Three women started. Mr Arthur Hoii
ton save up. exhausted, hulf wny, while
Lillian Howard finiahe-l an hour later than
Mls-i Goldlng. An hour utter the women's
rare, fourtet-n men started over the same
course, but only one finished.
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SURPRISE FOR H. C. BEATTIE
Alleged Murderer is Confronted by
Mother of His Dead Wife.
SAYS DAUGHTER WAS UNHAPPY
IWlKht of the Marder She Had Caa
tloned Mrs. Seattle Not to Go
Oat with Her Hasbaad
CHESTERFIELD COURT HOUSE, Vs.,
Aug. 28. Suddenly, and without the faint
est intimation hitherto, the prosecution
today confronted Henry Clay Beattie. Jr.,
with Mrs. R. V. , Owen, mother of the
woman he la alleged to have murdered.
In a taxlcab, whose arrival was arranged
to coincide exactly with the moment Sher
iff GUI exhibited the' clothing worn by
Beattie on the night of the murder, Mrs.
Owen, came to Chesterfield her presence
In this vicinity having been a well kept
secret by the prosecution.
Quickly and without the usual perfunc
tory questions Incident to the Introduction
of a new witness, Prosecutor Wendenburg
questioned the woman aa to her knowledge
of the domestic life of the Beattles and
brought to the surface a point Intended as
relevant to alleged motive for the murder,
namely, that Seattle's physical condition,
due to dissipation, had caused much un
happlness to his wife.
The witness said that on the night of
the murder she had cautioned Mrs. Beattie
not to go out alone with her husband.
The prosecution's Idea for today appar
ently was to prove that Beattie killed his
wife because of his fear that his father
might learn of his condition and cut him
off from the family.
The testimony of Mrs. Owen took Judge
Watson, as well as the crowd In the court
house, by surprise, and Immediately the
court suggested a recess and a conference
with counsel for both sides, Jury and pris
oner, to discuss furths rtestlmony along
Mrs. Owen had coma from Dover, Del.,
laat night with her husband, who accom
panied her to the court room. When she
took the witness stand the prisoner raised
his head In surprise, recognised the woman,
and his head drooped. At first he endeav
ored not to look In her direction, but she
spoke so feebly that he found It necessary
to Join the row of projecting heads on the
bench to hear her testimony.
Once he nervously whispered to Lawyer
Smith beside him:
"Ask her to apeak louder; I can't hear."
Mrs. Owen la aald to have been her
daughter's confidant and Is believed to
have known of Beattle s relations with ths
Blnford girl. On the stsnd Mis. Owen
told how she arrived at the beattie home
on May 22, of the birth of the Beattie
child on May 31 and hinted at the tribula
tions of her daughter, caused by Beattle's
relations with the blnford girl.
It was learned that the prosecution ex
pected Mra. Owen to testify on direct ex
amination late today that from Henry Clay
Beattie, Jr.'a, actions when he brought his
dead wife home ane suspected him ut mur- i
der. Outside the court room It was rumored I
ihat Mrs. Owen eveu asked young beattie, j
practically, If he did not commit the deed.
Drtcctlie Is First Witness.
'he prisoner arrived at the court luuse'
. jin Hi. hmond at 10 o't.ock and was :
t ought into the court room at 10:3.'. wl '.i
Jie day's session was beKun. The accused
ias attired in a tie., su.t tuiiuy and ..,.incd
refreshed after his rest in a commodious
.eil In Richmond over Sunday.
Detective L. L. Scherer immediately took
the stand. Hill Carter beginning the cross,
i lamination for the defense.
"You have examined or talked with
nearly all tho witnesses for the prosecu
tion and have been practically in charge
of gathering the evidence for th com
monwealth since the murder occurred, have
you not?" asked .Mr. Carter of the defense.
"I have," answered Scherer.
"Two of the witnesses have been In jail
since tha coroner'a Imjuest hflve they not?"
"Yes, Heulah Blnford and Paul Beattie."
"Have ;ou had interviews with those two
"Yes, I have discussed the case Itself
with I'aul twiie, hut with lieulah Blnford
"About how many times have you been
tu see Bculah I II ) lord since ahe has been
"I cau('t aay, but i,uite frequently per
haps twenty tj tentv-ftv times."
Count-! for the defense continued jue
.lontnK Sioux this line with tho apparent
purpose of developing whet he;- or not
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MEN OF CENTiML
BEADY TO fcTKlKE
Late Conference with Railway Heads
in Chicago Decides Whether One
STRIKE VOTE FAVORS ACTION
Unless Road Grants Concessions Board
Will Call It
PARK CONFERRING WITH MEN
Recognition of Federation Will Be
HEADS OF UNIONS START WEST
Five Iateraatlonal rrealdeata ef Rati,
way Kmaloyes Bodlea Leare Kit
bbs City to Coafer wlta
CHICAGO, Aug. 2S. Whether thousands
of ehopmen employed by the Illinois Cen
eral railroad will atrlke or remain at work
will be forecasted. It la said, by the out
come of a conference scheduled to be held
late today between the railroad officials
and a committee representing the feder
ated shop employes.
President McCleary and a committee rep
resenting the employes' organisation ar
rived In the city and prepared to hold a
series ot conferences with Vice President
Tark and General Manager Foley of the
The labor leaders say they will Insist
that the rallioada recognlxe the recently or
ganized federated body of shopmen, which
Includes every craft In the mechanical de
partment. The railroad officials have been dealing
with the Individual unions and do not
desire to change this method of confer
Mea Are Valted.
At the recent rote of the shopmen on
the question It Is said that 90 per cent of
the workmen went on record as being in
favor of demanding that the railroad rec
ognise the federated body. The result of
this vote will be presented to the railroad
offllcals at the conferences to be held. ,
President McCleary was accompanied by
representatives of the different crafts In
volved In the labor controversy. The labor
men opened headquarters In a south sldt
hotel and conferred at length relative tu
the demands of the shopmen. Arrange
ments were completed to submit their sldo
of ths dispute to tha railroad officials.
President McCleary later conferred with,
several Chicago labor leaders.
General Manager Foley of the Illinois
Central railroad today aald:
"I have not heard from the representa
tive of our shopmen, but I am Informed
they were In the city and will call on the
officials of the railroad later.
"There are no new developments in the
situation thus far and I do not expect
any until after we have conferred with the
representatives of the union."
- Eiaaowered to Call Strike.
President McCleary of the Federation ot
Railroad employes of the Illinois Central
"We have Just come from Paducah, Ky.,
where a strike vote was taken. While I
will not give out the figures , aa the vote
Is a secret ballot. I will aay that It waa
satisfactory to all concerned and our. visit
to Chicago to demand a conference with
the railroad officials Is the result. We
have as members of our executive commit
tee three grand lodge officers, and by vir
tue of this we are empowered to call a
strike Bhould no agreement be reached In
our conference with the Illinois Central
W. J. Kramer, general secretary and
treasurer ot the International Brotherhood
of Blacksmiths and Helpers, disagreed
with President McCIearn on the right of
the executive board to order a strike with
out the sanction of all the International
"If Vice President Park and other offi
cials of the railroad refuse to recognlxe
the federal body, the International! presi
dents of the different trades Involved will
make a final appeal for a settlement be
fore a strike Is called." said Mr. Kramer,
Heads ot Vnioaa Start West.
KANSAS CITY. Mo., Aug. 28.-The five
international presidents of the railway
unions involved In the difficulties with, the
Harriman lines will meet Julius Kruttsch
nltt In San Francisco Friday and en-
deavor to reach an agreement. There will
be no conference in Kansas City.
J. A. Franklin, president of the Boiler
makers, and M. T. Ryan, president of the
Carmen, will leave for the west tonight.
They will be Joined by the other presi
dents tonight. Mr. Kruttachnltt will be re
quested to Instruct the officers of the vari
ous roads to treat with a federated com
mittee from each line. The demands will
be the same as those already granted by
many ot the eastern roads.
Local l.euders Avoid Krattsrhattt.
SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 28 President B.
L. Reug n of the Federation of Shop Em
ployes ot the Harriman lines, said today
that all negotiations with Julius Krutl
schnttt, the genera, manager of these
lines, now in the city have been passld
up to the ollicer of the International
unions, who are expected to arrive hcia
Inasmuch as Mr. Krnttschnitt has t-aid
that he would treat w.tli the Individual
unions. Ke'jj; a said that he would not
co-1. pin-ate t-H situnlron by calling of
l.c.a.ly on Mr. Kruitrnnitt at this thno.
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