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spent his last hours putting the
finishing touch on the speech he
is to make from the scaffold.
"I am innocent," he said. "I
swear I am innocent. And my
last act on "this earth wilj be to
shout my innocence to the whole
world as I stand waiting for the
springing of the trap."
H- E. Roberts, who murdered
Donald Stewart and George Has
tings, cowered in a corner of his
cell, gibbering wit hfear, sullen
Last night Roberts handed
Chaplain Bauer his farewell let
ter. It was to his sister a long,
rambling epistle, full of love and
references to religion. ' v
Chaplain Bauer spent the
morning praying in the chapel.'
He must be present it the execu
tions. He must pray while the
black caps are being fitted on the
heads of the condemned.
Prison Superintendent Lawson
spent the early hours.of the morn
ing in his private ofhce. He left
orders- he was not to be disturbed
and those Outside could hear him
pacing up and down.
At 10 o'clock, the superintend
ent showed a haggard face to
those who waited on his word.
"Here," he said, "take those
messages to Wardens Bengfn and
Snodgrass." . ' '
The messages "w.ere orders to
i .lose two that they musj: do the
prtual springing of the traps.
T"fc" superintendent had dodged.
At 11:40, Frank Garrison and
oble Faulder were led into the
old' building and on to the gallows.
There were twenty "guests" in
Garrison made his speech.
Faulder also made one. Faulder
spoke directly at the guests.
"Hanging will 'never cure
crime; ypu will have to get at the
root of the evil to cure it."
The signal was given. The
traps were sprung; the two men,
cut short'in their speeches, hung
dangling at the ends of the ropes
that twisted and turned curiously.
A buzz of conversation broke
out among the "guests." White
clad doctors went forward, and
examined the bodies.
Both were pronounced dead.
The bodies were cut down, and
slammed on the tabled that were
waiting for them. The doctors
bent over them, feeling them,
talking among themselves about
Morgan and Roberts were
marched onto the gallows. The
bodies of Garrison and Faulder
were not' yet cold.
Neither Morgan nor Roberts
wanted to speak. The traps were
sprung under them at 12:25.
Fourteen minutes later both of
them were pronounced dead, and
the "guests" left the room, chat
ting and laughing among1 themselves.
One Howell has been arrested
at Woodbury, N. J., for beating
his wife with a loaf of bread.
Howell's under heavy bond not
to use bread that way.
He My father weighed only
four, pounds at his birth. She
Good gracious 1 Did he live?