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YSVjiiL KY SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 12. 1887.
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Mi SMnjutl 1 I Villi I V.K 1 I J I VS. I
Four of Them Pay tho Doath
&,&: Penalty at Chicago.
burst, lho'w theludgrauif jury trembled
when wo wore conviotod, and dtd you notice
that noua of us Anarchists wero a 'particle
affected I That Judge and Jury bad roa-
toa to be afraid.
arJl, was brought laaud taksn fto the hudred.of tuem, should not bo crowded, It movement, so quic"!c
i "All hadr ordered, beefsteak, k coffee, waa decided to keep the holders of tho gen- notd, all,l tho rop
ad. and butter, but Parsons, who had. exl aral.tlclwU, la... tho JaU yard until the mo- xiwe was not a raon
That thev had 'reason
i .- to.treulbls. JLa. "flyo 6r;sir Voars those peo
ple will see their error, if they do not see It
pressed a deslro for raw oysters, fried eggs
and milk toast. Alt of them ate uoartily,
Parsons, especially, clearod everything be
fore him, and asked for a plate of fried
oysters; Thfy'Vere quickly" procured, and
When tho prisoners had flnishod their last
meal,, touching letter of. farewell, signed
ME DROP FALLS AT 12:04
'Did the men startle or betray themselvosr by Fieldou and' Schwab, part being in the
PARSONS, SPIES, ENGEL AND
FISCHER ARE D1AD.
Tbe Rentoncs or Samuel FleWon rtnd
Bllelmel Soliwith Aro Commuted to
IinprUmiinnnt for lAtn In tlin Punlten
tlurr No Dlntiirliuiiro ()cour-
CuioaOo, Nor. 11. Sheriff Mntaon re
ceived a dispatch from Governor Cjlniby at
6:80, briefly say-
law to take its course.
archlst cn-o, nnd
that he had com
muted tho death
sontoneo of Fiel,
dtn an I Schwab,
nnd that as to the
o t he re Spies,
Ptrsons, En g e 1
hih) Fischer he
would permit the
Tho offldd docu-
tiunt had been Bent by special iiiutsenger.
hanawrltiiig of each man, was brought
down stalru by n big turnkey. Jc wai Urst
passed in to Hplej, then iu turn to, I'ursons,
Dr. Gray, tho physician of tw Jail, ar
jlvod at 7:'M and visited each X the men.
A few minutes latir ll-v. IL VV. Bolton,
pastor Of the First Motnbdist shurch, ar
rived at the court ynrd door and linked to
be permitted to talk with the cxidemued.
'Certainly, come in." was Sheriff Mutton's
response to the inqunt, rtml the inliinter, at
his own dwiio was conducted to the coll ao'
cupicd by Pursons, with whom he com
menced to talk. Meanwhile Spies had
cuhod for paper and ink, and was soon
busily engaged in writing. At b:l5 Air.
Roltott, having pawl just eighteou minuter
with Piirsout), left the cull. Tho Anarchist
followed him to the door and thon pulling it
to stood with his hands bohiud him, appar
ently straining his eyes to determine the
personnel of the crowd in the jailor's ofllco
across the corridor.
The preacher moved along the corridor
and stopped at tho cell whom Suta ,vs
writing. The Anarchis looked up quickly,
but without a word or a look of rusognltion
he returnnd his eyos to tho paper b.'foro him
and hli pon to its work. After standing at
ith riflM, and seemln.'ly amply the door for a few minutes in the vain hope
foranr omenrenor. itrtohal all " that Spies, after all, would consent to admit
him, Mr. llolton wont to tue next ceu,
which was occupied by EugeL Here he
was readily admitted.
Death Watch Oaborne, who has becora
so much attaohe.l to tho prisoners, cauio in
at 8:30, ami greeted all four in turn. Thon
he went up to the llrt tier of cells and
talked with Fielden and Schwab.
At 8:40 the sheriff directed one of the
turnkeys to ask tho men whether they
wanted any stimulants. This was done, but
all declined except E'igol, who expressed a
desiro for port wiuo. A bottlo was procured
and he emptied three large wine glasses
in any, way when the loud nolso of putting
up tho scaffold was mude!" was akd of tho
death watch., . , , ,,.''
"No sirj thoy did not'evbn raise ihelf eyes.
We watched that to see what effect it would
have on thorn, and thay did not aot as it
thoy hoard it at all." ,
The day fixed for tho execution of the
Anarchists dawned bright and clear. The
early morning air was rather sharp, but as
tho ddy advanced tho suu shono out warm
and ploaeant. Soon after sunriso people
could b s8u hurrying along all tho central
thormihfaros of the city. Intent upon so
curing p.acoi in the immediate vicinity of
the county jail, where tho oxioutlon wai to
tnko place, and by G o'clock thoro had col
lected quite a .argo number but not near as
large as many had oxpoctud. Tho sun's
rays lighted up tin dingy looking building,
comprising tho criminal court an! county
jad covering the eat half of tlw square,
bounded by D"rlxrn avenue and Illinois,
Clark and Michigan streets, just below the
point wnero the ultra-fashionable soction
North 8ido of the city be;lus. Lines of
grim ami determined lookiug policemen,
prepared for any omergenoy, strotohe
about the squ-ire in whioh tho j ill Is situa
ted, ah d no one 1excep"tj representative! of
the pro-M properly accredited and various
jity ofUcials wnro allowed to enter tho in
On top o'f tho Jail, and on the tops of
numerous buildings iu the immediate neigh
borhood wero to bo seen more arinol police
men ready from tholr elevated place to aid
in Buiiprewiug any disturbance that , might
arise. Other policemen were pacfn? up and
down Clark streot, the great thoroughfare
of tho North Side, some uistanco from tho, filled to tha brim.
At tho entrance to tho criminal court
through win oil one must pass to reach the
Jail, stood ull night long two stalwart oOl
cora with guns, while back and forth on
Michigan street, from Clark to Dearborn
street, paced a half dizon bluo coats with
heavy tread. Within the Jill yard bluo
seated sentries marched back and forth,
scanning closely tho faces of all who
The first death watch, consisting of eight
deputies, wont on at 8 o clock, and were
relieved by a second watch at 1 a. in.
The night woro dreamily alon?, tha con
dejnned, men demeaning thomsMvos in a
saanor, but, all, of
awake until the
duii)g of watch,
ncept Engel; who
jBAaagcd to sleeep
soe, pr feigned ,t? ,
(tees.- "Toe noise or
se'ikth Jail rf
ftce areated by
5i-i fiftea? w:
tsrsafef i reporters,,
stuns many mors knokl.
jstciAl and specl&Ietogstlr with the
a4e'crefa&4 by tha erection of the scaffold,
tsjIpestJ to keep them awake, 'Spies was
salijer .talkative ahti laid much of the time
ssa" his back, frith his hands above his
Thoillov. Mr. Bolton, of the First Meta-.
odlpt Bpisoopal church, who visited all the
friaoaers and spent two hours laboriug
aaaon them and begging, thsm to let,
alia,' pray for .thasa, retired the ploture of
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-r" caa yon ao witn a man iik tnair
jail, keeping a sharp watch on the move
ments of thoie who were gathering on all
tho streets contiguous to the scond of execu
tion. I was a strange, unusual sight. Tho
suspense wa something terrible. Thoro was
nothing to seo except tho lines of blue-coatod
guardians of law and ordor, and the brick
walls of tho jail in the distance of the en
closed bcene of death. Men looked at each
other with something of awe, and perhapa
something of fear in their oyos. Few
laughed or Jsted; few but wjro under tho
spell and influence of this intense tragedy of
tho law's vindication.
Sheriff Matson arrived at 0 o'clock. There
was a look of Intense anxiety upon his face,
and it was plain to be soon that ha realize 1
the terrible responsibility which in a few
hours would fall to his lot. lie made his
way through the crowded room to tho Inner
corridor, Joined the death watch and paosd
up and down with him for several minutes.
Satisfied that all was well, he retired again
and closeted hlnnelf with Jailer Fobs in tha
private oflloe of the latter.
A moment later Fischer awoke with a
start. He yawned, rub pod his eyes, looked
up at the daylight
that was now creep
ing in through the
lightly from htseot'
and oommenoed to
dress. There was
a sullen look upon
his face and he
only grunted when
the death watch
wished , ,h 1 m a
cheery1 good uxorvf
ing. Almost at the
same - niorrient'KnV
trel arose and Snita
awoke.' viEn?el at
once arose from his bunk.
" A .
said Jpias, in a pitying tone, as the minister gtratdhed" his .arms 'iud lay still a1 moment,
walked from hi
cell. Whon Dr.
Bolton asked him
if he would not let
him pray for him
ho said, with soma
disdain: "No, I
1 ' do not'
as if thinking. IVrsons sat un on tha edzs
of his cot.knd gaad at tbd opiMiite wall' oi
his celL Then he sighed in a sod and weary
way and slowly arose. ,
Fischer expressed a desire to wash himself
and, guarded by'six turnkeys, ha was taken'
to the faucet at tho farther end of the cage,
notBoed ytiur -where for months' tho1 condemned men have"
rtvurs: co and hold daily levees with then; friends. As ha,
k A -: 1 J . ta f. J.'lr.. lfi.IV W L.
.. .w i. ru w wrntn r,a .1. win r lis wa.i wn-
pray ror those u"b " c-.. ! m.n. im a
that need thsm." nomnt. nnd lookod ln tr PK. uquirin
Wat neoa tnem. tWay ftt the telegraph instrument, whioKsS
rarsons reproveu, thatmomept was sending hi every mpva-I
the doctor for ask- menfc 'throughout the oountry.r Whn he
ing if .he might, had reached the stationary washstand,, ha:
r.i... . Drar lor him. turned tbe faucet wit a a snarn 'Jerk.
"You are' a Pharasse,'" said ho, and bo- 'plunged his hahds1 into ' th" cold water'arid'
Then ha rubbed himself briskl" with a
towel,.urvayed himself, iu tho glass anil in,.
d 'with' an'noiI'tb bis keepers 'that he
lies; to a geasjratka of vipers'!
MX have' no Go3' but humanity,"
Oflm thaihihlstor. Xo?k , Wrn by the, dca
- aim. m . Ami u j - ' -a i j . a a. k. -a .
a aaa asxea- aim u.,b w projmrnu w was ready to return. r. ; ,
Spies ccaed his writing long enough to
lighS a cigar, crosied his legs and then re
sumed his work. He sat in an attitude of
extreme ease. There was a self-satisfied
look upon his faco as his pen fiiw over tho
pages, and as he blew the tmoke of his cigar
into wreathes he looked more liko a con
tented and happy budness mau in his office,
than a criminal whose sands of life were
nearly run out.
At 8:!i5 Spies quit witing, and,- calling to
the death watch, asked for a oouple of en
velopes. They were furnished him. With
great deliberation he fol led the paper upon
-which he had been writing, and placed throe
pages in one envelope and two iu another.
Tise he sealed and directed, and then, re
suming bis easy pojitiou and his cigar, be
gceed contemplatively through the bars up
at tbe skylight. Meanwhile Mr. Bolton had
taken his leavo of Eugel, and wasconduoted
to tho cell upon the upper tier occupied by
Schwab, whd welcomed him cordially.
At 8:45 letters came to the men. Parsons
received one from Ndw York. There was
one for Spies from New York, one directed
to "Urothors Lmgg, Spies and Parsons,
Komrades," and others to Citizen EngeL
One recel veil from Mattoon, 111, was ad
drescod to "Condemned Anarchists" and
was given to Spies. With eager hands tha
men tore open tho envelopes add read1 tha
communications enclosed. There was a
momentary cloud, upon SpW face, as ha
threw one of the letters, ha had received
upon tho table. He sat another nioraenf; in
deep thought ahd then requested the death
watch to Send for tho sheriff. Mr. Matson',
responded with alacrity, and after a brisf
-whispered conversation the ax-editor handed
over thd'twuletters' and the sheriff' placid
them in an inner pocket of his coat.
Spies also expressed a desire for a draught'
of Rhine wine, and, a meassnger was dis
patched across the street With' instructions
to procoraa ; quartrof;tha best qusJjty. Re
turning to his tablo Spies again comnienceV
to write, while Parsons, Engel and Fischer
sat with a gloomy' expression jooking' out'
into the corridor. Word was brought in
that Mrs. Parsons, Mrs. Holmes and two
children, Mrs. Engel, Mary Engel and Edna
Mueller hail coma to the Illinois street
guard and wero rpf used admittance. They
then went to the 'Clark street obrdon of
.police: nut not Having passes word not por-
At -OrlS two new suits of clothes were.
brought in for Spies and Engel,, and taken
to their oello. As they were taken in
Schwab appeared on tbe gallery and ,perd
down) into their'cells.
" At tt:85 Dr. Gray visited' each cell, and
ndminiatored medical stimulenta to the in-
B0tc - n
Word was then brought into' the jail that
Mrtw Parsons, with her. two ohlldren and
Mrs. , Holmes, presented themselves at
Dearborn avenue entrance, and demanded
to sea -her husband, flbs was .refused, ad
mittanc(,'ahd,"decllning to go, a Way, tha
rMir were.piacoQ in, a, patrol wagon ana
ment for ths execution arrived. This ar
rangement was an admirable one for tbe
newspapers, who at previous executions ln
this building have boon compelled to per
form their tdutioa under groat difllcultics.
it was not relished, however by- the other
visitors, who stood and shivered in tho cold
air and stamped their feet to keep the
blood in circulation. ,
At 10 o'olock two telegraphio dispatches
wore taken to Parsons. Just as tho dis
patches hail boon taken in, tho sound of
singing ln a guttoral voice broke upon 'the
ears of those gathered in tho.oOlce. In an
instant all was as still as death. The yolco
was that of Fischer, and ho wns standing nt
bis cell door singing the Marsellaise, with
all the strength of his powerful lungs.
There was a smilo upon his face, not ono of
cynicism, but a hearty, opened ftoed smilo
as that of a man who was entering heart
and soul into tho sontiments of tho words ha
was singing. Ho sang two stanzas of
Rouget do L'Isle's famoui song of the
French revolution, and then subsided. Nona
of his -comrades joined in the chonw, al
though the faces of the persons brighteued
up and thoy listened intently until tho notes
hud died away.
Schwab, who many a time in days gono
by, hail joined in the chorus at the meetings
of tho International association, was con
siderably exercised by tho epiuoJe, and
paced up and down bis cell with energy.
Fischer was talking with his death watch.
He said last night he dreamed of Germauy
and his happy childhood's home. Just then
a loud noise was heard, it was a deputy
testing tho scaffold with saud bugs. Engel
came to the door of his celL He know what
the sound meant, and winked at his death
Rov. Dr. Briton, at 10:15, aga!n visited
one after another of the cello, but from none
of the condemuod did ho receive a word of
Ddputy Sheriff Gleason called Capt. Bon
field aside, and asked him .anxiously about
the crowds on the outside, and tha proba
bility of trouble. The captain replied that
all was quiet, and that the police wero fully
ablo to copo with any ilistuibjiico. He
pointed to the roof at thn jail, which was
literally studded with officers armed with
' V 'joii I get to heaven I'll put in a good
word for Bill Stobio". (one of the guard-),
laid Fischer to his 'death watch. Stoblo has
been very kind to tho condemned man. At
10:25 Fischer was talking gaily witn his
guard. Spies had lit another oijar and was
talking to his keeper. He exhibiedt signs
of nervousness. He had just received a
letter and Pur so is a telegram. Engel was
walking up and down his celL Ho was
offered some stimulant, but refused It. All
of, the men wero composed except Parsons,
who was slightly nervous, but otherwise all
At 10:50 County Physician Moyer took
his leave of the men to whose health h has
been daily ministering for the past seventeen
months. All of them shook him by the hand
but not one of them d.splayed the slightest
From 10, to 11 Spies occupied himself in
reading a paper. The others paced up and
down their cells, stopping at every turn to
look out through the bars like caged ani
mals. At 11:10 the jury fell in and took their
places in the double row of chairs which
have been reserved in front of the press
tables. Tho spectators of whom there were
less than two hundred, were admitted to tha
rear. Altogether thooorridpr was not half
filled. ' The osls on ths, first floor as well as
those. on the two, upper tiers ,had been emp-,
tied of. tboir occupants.. The gathering was
quiet and deoo'rqos. Hat wsre removed
and, cigars thrown, away, There was none
.of tha crowding, pushing, smoking, swear
ing mop that disgraced the execution of the.
Italians two years ago.
The names of the jurors wars called and
1 .- .'.'" ...' . T.
that it ooulil hardly ba "
rope was around his book.
movement of a musdlsi Tha
same stolid look, the samo woo-beono look
from tbe eyes. Folz moved a step, and in a
rjoment tho throat of Fischer was encircle
oy tho nooso. He moved his head up and
down, as if it hurt htn. Kugol did net
move as tho operation was being performed,
Parsons riveted bis gaze on tho ground, aad.
his features wero contracted. All four wers t
evidently determined to die game. ''-ATi
(eputy approauhol Spies with the cap isTp
afs hands. T;io condemned mau said some
thing iu an undertone. Hu was evidently
remonstrating. Tha deputy wavered for a
'noinent. Spies continued to speak mora
.jamestly. The deputy looked at tho sheriff. ,
fne latter dotal his eye. It wai oiiou'b.
Tho enp was quickly drawn ovorthe faoe of
the Auarctiut leader. It had been Keen for
the last tune in life. Tne head of Engel was
next covered, then Fuclier, and Pnrsona
last. Fiscuei'.s head moved up and down ia
the direction of the blieriff, wno, with hla
hnuils upon tho iron railing of tue gallery,
was roudy to give tho HgnaL
, Tuere was a moment of doath-liko atill-ne-a
Then clear uud distumc came tha
voice ot Spies. His form stratgnte.ied up.
The mus n seemed to move iu harmony
witn hisJipt. ''Our silouce is nfure power
ful than speech." That was all, hut thoro
was a ring to it that ocnoed far u.vay down
the con i. lor. Silence again reigned for a'
second. Tneu in a round full voice a nhout,
"Hurrah for Anarchy," came fro.n EngeL
Another ptluso was broken ty tlu voioo of
Fischer, "This is the happiest moment ot'
my li.e." Toon tho clear, well modulated
voice o PntKons broke the oppressive s,till- '
new. Tiure mi not that entnudastlo ring
dn it which marked tbe uito ranees of tha
others. It wns not the voiua of a jude ds- '
livering a decision, a scarcely ileflnabla ,
pause between eacn wor: "Sliall I be al
lowed to speak! Oh men an 1 women of
dear America,'' Tno sheriff shifted his po
tition a little; ho was several f-et awuy from"
the speaker, but the speaker mus; have seoBv
the movement through tne folds of tho cap." -There
was a rising inflection In his voica,wi
not so much of pleading as of demand, "Let
mo speak, Sheriff Muisjii," is what be said,
"Lot the voice of the pooplo ba heard "
Down went tho drop The last words of
Parsons had diod upon his lips. Four bodies
swung in empty air, and the Hayiuarket
massacre was avonged.
The drop fell at 13:04. From the first
step of Spies upon the scaffold, until the
cutting of tho rope, precisely six minute
and three seconds had elapsed. For a mo
ment after the drop had fallen not a soul
stirred. A lower murm ir, like n pent-up
sigh of relief went through tho corridor.
Then, as if moved by oue common impulse,
every man rose to his feet, and every eye.
was riveted upon the body of Spios. The '
arch-Anaro.iist was dying hard. His legs 1
and arms ino v. d convulsively, with extra
ordinary ra tidity as though he were alive
and conscious and struggling to free him
self from the cord that bound him. His
whole frame was agitatdd by a quivering
tremor. Low groans of horror came front i
many lips, and the expression "he'sdyiug :
hard," was heard on all sidaa This contin- ,
tied for over a minute, an hour it sesinod toe
be, andithen the struggle grew fainter and'
fainter u ltil ther finally noawd.
Tbe bodies of Engel and Fischer were mo
tionless for a ruoraont after tbe drop, saW"
for the swinging to and fro. Then Fisoa- -er's
les draw up and down and there was a -convulsive
movement in his arras. EngelV' -struggles
wero brief. Parsons alone died as
though bis heart had been pieroed by a bul-'
1st. Hs came down like a log. There was
not a twitch. Not a single contraction of "
the "muscles. His neck had been broken la--stantly.
All three of the others evidently '
slowly strangled to death. ' "'
Tha bodies wero lowered at l'2-.'Si, after
having been hanging for thirty minutes. ''
The coffins plain ones, painted a dark
brown with silver-plated' screws wersi'
placsd under the bodies across short woode"-
tha first to ba
the coffin. Tha'
white cap -covering bis bead was drwn'n
some little distance exposing his neck with '
tha rope tightened around ths skin. It was'
with greai difficulty that the nooss was
loosened by a deputy. '' '
After rauoh tugging ths knot was alipposV
and the white cap was taken off. Spies'
faoe was covered with a greasy persplratlosi
and his mouth was open,- showing teetk- ''
somewhat disooloredl There was do dlsooN'
oration of tho face and the noose left no siga
or mark on the neck. Dr.. Lewis, placed his
o as motionless oa statues, .their guns at; Anger under tbe right side of the neck and
r shoulders, 'and. tlje muialw beardi- .pressed, In. "Spies died by strangulation," ,
Jy'dn the galfowa window! ' ' ha said, shortly. "The peck .is opt broken.
l.- . !-"!-- Y-.-j ' a k . :V "T -.i' .1.- '. l I t a-
k Th tmnUa Of .what hrf"dldhav
rv.?rr 7. j: :i :sr:, x:n. l .
vsmn r rsat m&TJzu
and auoeat "ies rnayEuownow
Kngelhkd very little "to say to his 'death
vatca. Anyhow, be spoke very
X feel about thU."
Parsons talked freely about' Anarchy, tha
yraiae of bis wire,
As tbe key turned upon him the door of
Spies' cel was thrown open and the arch-I
broken conspirator stepped out. all laoe was pals
as death, nut tnere- was a look or bravado
upon- his countenance, ana as, he stood tbe:
,'wlth bis hend-pladtedroilytonMia sffoi
ders. and his eyes looking straight into those
I of the taU aA'befofa-hrinVit was 'evident'
ba said his
would be ablo to
g through this
tssjr di Realty.
Tbra is not another such
tmaKKVLaLUHsr A M 1
the'ed'gd 6fh'li cardigan, 'jacket
that h was inakiog.Aatronerand determines from: f be office JaU,
effort to bear himself bravely to the end. While Dr., Oray was with teamen bo was
die wished the guards' good morning in 'an
easy manner) and then, following Fischer's
example, walked dyer to the' other end of
the corridor and woshod himself. After he
flnishod his ablutions, and had again ' been
locked ud, Engel and Tarsons wero brought
out th't'urh 'aitil gireiS 'an opportunity to
cleanse themsolveo. They manifested a
firmness of demeanor, but said nothing in
response to tha questibus of the keeper, re
garding how they felt. Parsons, however,
asked for a bair brush and one was furnished
Joined by ,Dr. Moyer, , who. spoke a few
J -l mt l - T m 1 1 ' . ' " n. . .
courage to eaoa. vnon Hheflff
stated that all tha con-
UaUoa'camu out ho
demheU had written. letters to tho members
of their 'families 'knd othbr'.friends, which
had beep, intrusted to him or personal de
AtrO'o'clock Deputy Sheriff Gleason hur
rlodly'ebteri tho oflloe with a letter whioh
be passfli ka Spies. Tha superscription was
in A feminine band.. He read it without a
movement" of bta faolalmusclfts.
each one responded. -Then there was quiet-
deep awful quieii. It was as though every horses. Spies' body was
mm had ceased breathing; as if boarta had1' taken dqwn and lowered in
s d still; as if the blood was congealing in
the veins of the anxious1 spectators. Tha
stillness was broken by a wall, a weird,
gruesome sound. It was only tho pet jail
cat, but it paled tha cheek of many a man
who at anothor time would have made tbe
ovent a source of hilarity. The animal
which had beon seoured in an adjoining
cage was taken out and again tbostlllnes
of 'suspense. Through- the high barred
panes of gloss directly back of tbe scaffold
a score of armed men ..were visible, i They
A repord gained Instantly tho cap was replaced, and tha
was holding Off cover of the coffin was .screwed dawn.,
moment in exnuatatian IKaI . " . . .
nmiVi'imiiM tu Wi.. - a.i..;.0. ' Governor Og-lesby' Ueelslon.
d.Vll 2.2r 'V.Z? &LXrj?r?T- "On the 20th day ot Auirust. 183d. in tha
'Cook county criminal court, August Spies, '
Albert R. Parson, ',
the verdict ofthy,
jury and after-
to be hanged fotfs
tha ' mardar-' BiJl
Mathlas J. Degak.'w
Sin anneal ' was1"
-f T-,-V f l, ' - ...to.
oviTtiTOH ootxarrr, taken front snosi
finding, and sentence to tha suprome opurt(
of tha state. Thati court, ; upon a Anal hear. i
Hng, and after deliberations, uuaniniouslyit
affirmed the Judgment of the court below s
"Tho base haw; comes before 'me by petiskW1'
of the deranuanta
ouuucuijr " fvH oi ai ojiuvjr uteascu was,
seshat'tb'e entrance of the corridor Uadluir
to.thd scaffold. His face was white, he was
tremb'fiiig t? every Wmbi He raised his
hand. The mohinnt hud nrHiAil TTi. -
shuffling of foc was' h.eard.in(the corridor.
It waSjla to the minute, Sheriff MaUo
appeared, , his back tq.thagathsring. be was.,.
th. "fn W1lvff00Wvi5Bp,'V
Y . v ?lXt ",l'",-jwsJouiuerrti noiutf,
on nuiignc; nexj came iscnsruieB njjel, . A
caUa,tot,thAscaffqld,:whil the apeftUtora.,,
drew ,a,,ong reatn,,, Parsons is sav.ad.g,,,,
-... ', .. i"; ' i ..)' .. .(. ." . 'awe tna word that went, around, but t
Dpips urans: tne stimulant nanaoa niHt jaii,'I"ili' a .iixliVZ- . i b J K Tl
Uwdoctor almost Itf wklla' th.othel. A ,ocond W pffWfI-
luvnteit the' classes Withta dorfhran.l Pe5,a-
drained them to ths bottbni;thaa:Fisoh7r. . P . warn placed upon the trap.
En gerandt" Parsons commenced to pace u
and 'down their cells, while Spies) Jeaned
against thhwall away back'iiThls' cage, only
him trduf'thd mhtMn'i 'qdartors. Ha A" "J "0 u .?p1r!,nLl",T.. V
brushed". his hair. crVfl'lyt anl wlifi tho jA1; g. "I??1. to tb? i l N
brief' Wniark 'ThaVdL',''urhed buhls ,,oa- inoJKw,V'- admission noiinoa tno
bWidward his'oell.v',i '4 ' I . . holders to pwent themselves at the Illinois
All were ghastly .pale. Spies' hair seemed
to JiteraJJy staa.d upon and. Engel's ,fhooU
ders ' seemed nearly, to touch the top of hla
bead. . Parsopaset hla teeth .firmly together
and looked down ..'calmly upon the.orowd
' beneath. His face was tbe face of a mania
of iron. A murmur of admiration for his
unflinching nerve' went through tbe specta
tors; Engel turned around and said some-"
thing inaudible tp,tbe deputy. It' was ve
dently of a jocular character for tha con
demned man laughed heartily. Fischer
looked at him a moment and then he too
put in a remark.. Spies and Parsons at
either end of tbe scaffold maintained a solid.,
and dignified demeanor, but there was a look
of unutterable woo upon the face of tha.ex,
editor, which pierced the hearts of thospsur-,
rounding the scaffold. The shrouds had,
already been adjusted before the men loit
their, cells. Nothing remained but to encir
cle .each nock with (the, noose and to cover
rf "I Hit- Jw
- c vNWrt
for consideration as
governor of the
state, Jf the , letters
of Albert Parsons, .
George Engel add
Louis Lmgg, da-'
tlonsl release, or,
aa they express it, ,
and protoctm in
At T o'clock tbe food
which had been
street entrance at 10' o'clock, but in order
(hat. tha cepurtora and, there wars near a
each head with ths cap.
Jailor FoU approached.
tho' strongest Ian-
Spies, a quiek against mercy or commutation gf