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TOfeAGlfgBlDAlf, OCTOBER, 2, 1891.
Complete Rsiport of the Sing
- Sing Executions.
THE DEATHS DESCRIBED IN DETAIL.
Sss Thaa a Minnte of the Current
Brought the End in Each Case C
eooBelonnes ImlutaiMODt and Con
tinuous fnm Flrsi to Int Each Man
Made the nhjrot of a Different Forl
od T Con I net, bat the Kame I'ltimat
Besnlt in Ail. i
Albany, Oct. 2 Dr. Carlos T. Mc
Donald, who superintended the execu
tion at Sing Sing, yesterday made tba
following statement: The following is a
supplementary report of the details of
the executions which took place at
Eing Sing prison on the morning of
July T. In all these cases, one elec
trode was so applied as to cover the fore
bead and temples, and the other a larger
one the calf of the right leg, except in
the case of Joseph Wood, in which it was
applied to the left leg, in consequence of
an ulcer on the right one The electrodes
were thoroughly wet with a solution of
salt water before the current was turned
on, and were moistened at intervals when
the current was interrupted with the
lame solution thrown on them with a
Catelectrism of Slncam.
James J. Slocum entered the execution
room at 4:i3 a. m., and passed at once to
the chair, accompanied by bis priest and
occupied with his devotions. The restrain
ing straps and electrodes were adjusted
expeditiously and without resistance, and
the electric circuit was completed, first
time1 at 4:S5:40 The first contact lasted
twenty-seven seconds, at the eud of which
time it was broken, but the pulse was still
found to be beating strongly, and between
one or two minutes later a noisy respira
tion became established with considerable
regularity. The current wa9 immediately
reapplied and continued for 26 '-4 secor.ds,
and was finally broken at 4 30. Respira
tion had then ceased entirely and perma
nently, and auscultation snowed that the
heart beats Lad also ceased. The body was
removed to the dead house at 5 a. m.
Held a Connaltatiou.
Four miDUter later rigor mortis was
found to be markedly developed in the
right leg and rapidly extended to all tha
muscles of the neck and trunk, appearing
last in the arms. Professor L. H. Laudy
reports that the pressure in this case
amounted to 1,459 volts. After tbe re
moval of Slocum'a body consultation
among tbe medical gentlemen present
seemed to point to the unanimous feeling
that it was quite possible that the long
continuance of the current was not so im
portant a factor in producing rapid cessa
tion of the heart beats, as tbe sudden im
pact of making and breakir.g the contact,
and for tbtt reason the next execution
was conducted a little differently.
Observations in Smiler's ( aoe.
Harris A. Smiler entered the room at
o:0b:30 a. m. The first contact was made
at 5:08:30 a. m. and continued ten seconds;
was then interrupted to allow of wetting
tbe sponges; was again made for ten sec
onds and again the sponges were wet, and
a third contact was made for ten seconds.
Three contacts of ten seconds each were
thus made, at the end of which time there
was no effort at respiration, but the pulse
was beating so firmly and regularly that
it was thought expedient to again close
the circuit for nineteen seconds, at tbe
end of which time auscultation showed
that tbe heart had permanently ceased
beating. This observation was confirmed.
The body was removed from the execu
tion room at 5:33 a m. At 5:25 rigor mortis
was well marked in the right leg and pro
ceeded 10 extend as in the previous case.
Professor Laudy reported in this case a
pressure of 1,465 volts.
CHANGED THE TIME OF CONTACT.
Tbe Learned Doctor Continue Their
It will be noticed that in tbe first case
the pressure was applied for fifty-three
seconds in all. At tbe end of that time
respiration and tbe heart beats had perma
nently ceased. In the second case, at tbe
end of three contacts of ten seconds each,
the heart beat was still strong, and at tbe
end of tbe fourth application of nineteen
seconds that had entirely ceased. It would
appear from this that the duration of tbe
current was quite as important an item as
tUe making and breaking of a contact. It
was, therefore, determined to make the
contact in tbe next case a little longer, in
tenuptions being necessary to permit of
moistening tbe sponges.
Enter and Exit Joseph Wood.
Joseph Wood entered the room at 5:82,
and the electric current was completed at
t:S4:40 Three contacts of twenty seconds
each were made, at tbe end of which time
respiration had ceased permanently; no
pulse could be felt at the wrist, anf no
heart beat was heard on ausculation,
though it was listened for by Dra.
Ward, McDonald, Rockwell, Southwick,
Daniels. Allison and Barber. An ex
extremely fine, faint crepitation could be
beard, but nothing else. At 5:53 the body
was removed from the room. Professor
Laody reported in this case a pressure ot
1,435 volts. Feeling that the contacts had
been unnecesarily prolonged, it was de
termined to make them a little shorter in
tbe next case.
Forty-Five Seeonds of Shock for the Jap.
Schicbiok Jugiro entered the room at
6:00:80 a m. At 6:02:15 a. m. the circuit
was closed for the first time, and three
contacts of fifteen seconds each followed,
with two intermissions fit twenty seconds
aacb. When tbe current was finally
broken a very slight fluttering was felt at
tbe wrist, which observation was con
firmed by Drs. Ward, Daniels, Rockwell,
Wilson and Townsend and by Ward a
second time. In this case extreme heat
was noticed in the region of the knee
above the point where the lower electrode
had been applied, and a thermometer held
against tbe skin for only fifteen seconds
ran up to 112 degrees, tbe highest point it
registered, while the sensation conveyed
to the hand was such as, to render it prob
able that the temperature had run up to
the boiling point of water, if not higher.
At 6:1? the chest was bared and cessation
of the heart beats was confirmed. Tbe
pressure reported by Professor Laudy in
this case was 1,485 volts.
Never Felt the Lightning Strike.
From the experience had in these four
cases, we are of the belief that, while u n
oonsciousness was instantaneous and con
tlnnons from the first moment of contact
n each case, yet in order to insure that
death supervene as rapidly as possible, it
necessary to continue a current of tb
voltage employed in tbe cases for from
fifty to sixty seconds. In each case tbe
temperature of tha water was raised near
ly. If not quite, to the boiling point, so as
to blister the skin more or less extensive
ly; there was obsolutely nowhere any
smoking, charring or burning.
THE BASE BALL JIG IS NOW UP.
Boetoa Gets the Leacwe Pennant oa the
Record of scores.
Chicago, Oct. 3. There is weeping and
railing and gnashing of teeth among the
t ase ball cranks of this city. The favor
i e song is "Thou wert so near and yet so
fir," referring to the base ball situation a
week ago. Chicago had to win all three
o? tbe games with Cincinnati and at tbe
si me time Boston to lose two of tbe
gimes with Philadelphia to save the Colts.
Bat alack and alast tbe Colts went down
before the Queen City men yesterday,
while Boston went right on winning as
mual. Following are the League scores:
As Chicago Cincinnati, 6; Chicago, 1.
A". Philadelphia Philadelpnia, 1; Bos
ton, i. At New York Xew York, C;
Brooklyn, 6. At Cleveland Cleveland,
J; Pittsburg. 5.
Those Protested Games.
President Hart, of tbe Chicago ball
chib, yesterday received a dispatch from
President Ycung stating that he asked
President Soden, of the Boston club, to
forward evidence as to the four double
pr tested games. The case is now in the
hands of the League, and if necessary a
meeting of the directors will be called to
take action U)on the matter.
The Association Scores.
1 he American association made the fol
low ing scores: At Boston Boston. 2;
Washington, 1. At Baltimore Balti
more, 4; Athlectic 1(5.
Doesn't Help Your Cane. Mr. Pay.
New York, Oct. S In an interview
with a reporter yesterday John B. Dav,
president of tbe New York base ball club,
said in reply to a query about tbe Boston
Xew YorK games, of which there has been
so much talk of late: "There is no truth
in tae story whatever. Anson himse'.f
adm ts it. The Bostons simply outplayed
11s, and, though lam sorry to have the
New York used as a stepping stoue, I
would rather see the Bostons win the pen
nant than the Chicagos. There was noth
ing tie matter with Rusie in Boston, and
tbe reason be did not pitch was that Le
had arned his salary for the season al
readj SMASH-UP OF A GRAVEL TRAIN.
It Ki Is one Man and Seriously Wound
DAVTOJC, O., Oct. 2. A gravel train on
the Cincinnati division of tbe Big Four
backed into a hand-car near Carrollton
station last evening. The caboose became
detacled and rolled down an embank
ment, while thirteen loaded gravel cars
piled on top of each other. Conductor
amud Morris, of Mecbanicsburg. O.,
who was on top of the caboose when it
went e ver, was instantly killed, his body
being -horribly crushed. Seven workmen
inside ;he caboose were seriously but not
fatally injured. They were brought to
the lnspit.il in this city. Their names
are: J ibn Flanigan, Frank Kerschener,
Terry Mc-l'orinick, Michael Pender, John
O'Xeil. William White and James
Secretary Foster Is Satisfied.
Wassisgtox, Oct. 2. Secretary Foster
says that if he had it to do over again be
would not change his course regarding
the 4;i per cent, an iota. He was asked
how it ivas that money was so easy when
everybody expected a stringency, and said
it was because the surplus in the treasury
had been reduced. "The people have a
right to all the money there is except
wnat miy be Deeded to administer the
affairs of the government. We have been
able to send from New York and Wash
ington to the west, where money is most
needed, $32,000,000 in the nine months of
this year, as against a total of only $22,
UU0.000 in the whole of last year. There
are a hundred millions more in the peo
ple's pockets now than there was last
Recef tion to Flower and Sheehan.
New York, Oct. 2 The Manhattan
club tendered a reception to Roswell P.
Flower and William F. Sbeehan, respect
ively candidates for governor and lieu
tenant governor, Wednesday. Many of
tbe most prominent Democrats in tbe vi
cinity were in attendance. Resolutions
indorsing the principles affirmed in the
Democratic platform and pledging
hearty suj port to the Democratic nomi
nees were adopted, after which Mr.
Flower and Mr. Sbeehan shook hands
w.th friends and others in the parlor of
Opposed to tbe Kangaroo Ballot Law.
CLEVELAND, Oct. 2. Very great interest
was excited here yesterday morning by
tbe announcement that the clerk of the
supreme court had received a petition in
mandamus against Attorney General D.
K. Watson, to compel him to bring quo
warranto r roceedings to test tbe consti
tutionality of the Australian ballot law.
The petition was prepared on his own
respousibili-y by George H. Thompson, a
Republican politician of Hillsboro, who
has figured for several years as a bitter
opponent of Australian ballot reform.
Clev land for Secret Ballot.
Yor.K, Pa.. Oct. 2. A. B. Farquhar, of
this place, his received a letter from ex
President Cleveland, in which, after say
he does not I now what conditions prevail
in Pennsylvania, and therefore does not
propose to intrude advice, the ex-president
expresses the opinion that the remedy of
tbe people s gainst the encroachments of
capital is largely to be found in the secret
ballot, and 1 e hopes that any barriers in
the way of r:form in that direction may
be swept away in Pennsylvania.
Settled Their Difficulty.
ST. Louis, CfA. 2. The trouble between
the Anheuser-Busch Brewing association
and the Knights of Labor bas finally been
settled. The trouble grew out of the
refusal of tb a management to discharge
con-union employes. In effecting a com
promise Adolpaus Busch met tbe knights
half way. He agreed not to discriminate
against nnion men and will permit the
union to endeavor to get the workmen to
Join their uuioi.
Baled Oat ot Business in New Tork
New York, Oct. 2. As a result of the
examination made by the superintendent
of tbe banking department tbe following
mortgage comjianies, which received li
censes in 1890, are not entitled to transact
business in this state after Oct. I: Amer
ican Iuvestmet t company, of Emmets
burg, la.; Lewis Investment company, of
Dee Moines, hi.; Western Investment
lompany, of Lei oar, la.
HALIFAX AFLAME, i
Nova Scotia's Metropolis Swept
by the Fire F-,end.
THE CITY IN PERIL OF DESTBTJGTIOjJ
Engineers Blowing t'p Buildings to
Stop the Conflagration, bat with No
Effect A Second Chicago Fire Raging,
and Gaining Headway Every Moment
Flames lu an Orphan Asylum A Panie
Among the Children, but All Gotten
Halifax, XS, Oct. 23 a m. An enor
mous fire started at 10 o'clock last even
ing and spread north and south with
incredible rapidity. The Cunard docks
and the immeuse wharves and great busi
ness structures surrounding tbetn were
soon in flames. In one of these buildings
hundred of casks of kerosene oil were
stored. These burst with a tremendous
noise and many were thrown into the
water, which lecame a sheet of flame for
haif a mile, menacing the ent ire shipping
of the port. Tbe whole military force
was called out at 2 o'clock with their fire
apparatus. The fire is now beyond control
of the city fire department.
Whole Fire department at Work.
The royal engineers at once began blow
ing up buildings to prevent the flames
from spreading. A number of wooden
structures in the path of the fire have been
demolished, but the flames continue to
advance, and unlessthe wind changes soon
an immense amount of property will be
wiped out. Several vessels have taken fire
and scores of others now seem doomed to
certain destruction. All the engines in
the city are at the scene of the conflagra
tion, but they make no apparent impres
sion on the fire, the heat being so intense
that they are driven from point to point
almost before they can get to work.
Indications of a Great Calamity.
The air is tilled with great sparks and
a fierce hurrioaue carries them before it,
fires breaking out in many places far iu
advance in the main column of flime,
which seems to be gaining headway every
moment. Kffor's are being madeto move
some of the sliippiug, but so far they
have not been successful. At 3 o'clock the
indications aie tbat Halifax will suffer
one of the most uisasirous conflagrations
ever kniwa m tha hUtory of the Iljmiu
iou, and fears are felt tLat the city will
1 destroyed U-lorc tbe lire can be sub
dued. RESCUED FROM A HORRI3LE DEATH.
Orphans in a Human Catholic Institu
tion Have a Close Call.
Cixcissati, Oct. 2 The main building
of the St. Aloysius Orphan asylum, a few
miles north of this city, burned yesterdcy
afternoon. When the flames were discov
ered tbe shool was in session. 192 children
beins distributed throughout the buiid
ing. When the alarm was given a panic
ensued, frightened cries of the nurses aad
children adding to the terror of the occa
km. It did not seem possible to rescue
the little ones, who were on the upper
floors of the building, without loss of life.
The runic Quic kly Subsides.
But the teachers in the school ani
nurses and sisters in the hospital arjl
other departments bent every energy tc
rescuing the little ones, whose lives wert
apparently doomed. Discipline was soor
restored and tbe children marched out,
while tbe infants and sick were carried
down stairs by tbe attendants, no one be
ing hurt. Tbe loss is i3:,0u0, the buildii.g
being destroyed. The children weretaken
care of at other institutions.
DISCUSSING THE DUBS CASE.
Remark at the Evangelical Conference
InTIAXAPOL1S, Oct. 2 The German
Evangelical conference opened Thursday
evening with addresses by Bishops Esher
and Bowman, the first being in German
and the second in English. Both dealt
largely with the church trcubles, which
are matters of paramount interest to tbe
conference. Bishop Bowman declared
that he should hesitate to use bis power
except in extreme cases, and he then re
viewed tbe history of the church rebellion,
comparing it to tbe rebellion in this coun
try, one being a secession because of state
rights and the other because of conference
kajs the Minority Is Despotism.
The secession occurred at the last con
ference, when four conferences refused to
sign the articles of acquiescence and obe
dience. Those receding based their act
upon the charge tbat despotic powers
were given tbe bishops. The minority,
he said, was despotism itself, as it sought
to. rule an overwhelming majority. The
church, he said, was simply getting rid of
a number of undesirable members. He
protested against a compromise unless it
was tbat the seceding conference return
with tbe admission of their error. A del
egation would come, he thought, from
the minority to propose a conference.
Ordered to Kelay Its Tracks.
TorEKA. Kan., Oct. 2. Tbe state board
of railroad commissioners yesterday re
quested Governor Humphrey to bring
suit to compel the Missouri Pacific Rail
way company to relay the tracks of the
Kansas Central with steel rails, and Gen
eral Manager S. H. H. Clark was notified
tbat excuses would no longer be taken for
his failure to comply with tbe board's
orders. Governor Humphrey turned tbe
matter over to Attorney Ives at once with
instructions to commence action to en
force tbe orders of tbe commissioners. It
Is highly probable that unless tbe road is
at once repaired according to instrnctions
its charter may be revoked and tbe com
pany enjoioed from operating it.
Cold Iay for aa Ice Machine Company.
Cleveland, Oct. 2 The Arctic Ice Ma
chine Manufacturing company, of this
city, made an assignment yesterday. The
company has been in operation for a num
ber of years. A failure to secure iron
seeded in tbe construction of machines
brought on a number of suits for breach
of contract in last January, when tbe
company secured an extension from its
Mo Revolt In Guatemala.
New Yoke., Oct. 8. A special cable
dispatch to Tbe Herald from La Libertad,
Salvador, says the commandant of that
port says tbat the rumor about a revolt
in Guatemala is untrue, as be would havs
beard about the trouble if it bad oc
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