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fbi'>a y EVENING. NOVEMBER 11.
FODB NORTHERN States voted for Presi
deut Cleveland in ISSI-New York, India?
na, Connecticut and New Jersey. Soon
after that election Mr. Cleveland told a po?
litical friend that his policy a3 President
woxd he such as would tend to increase
that number at the next Presidential oloc
tion. The elections of the year preceding
the next Presidential election have been
held, but instead of there bting more North
ero democratic State3 than there were in
1SS4, there are two less, Connecticut and
New Jersey having turned republican.
Wouldn't it be well for the President aud
his parly if he were now to change his poli
cy in some respects ?
A strong ft e ing ia arising iu various part?
of the North for a commercial union with
Canada. There is every reason why there
8hou!il, jii.il none why there should not.be
buc'i a union. The advantages of a similar
union with Mexico nre also recommended.
But if the benefits to this country from such
unions would be as great as represented,
and that they would be is admitted by all
familiar with the subject, why wouldn't
they be even greater if similar unions were
made with all foreign countries.
THE execution of the death sentence ir
the most solemn fuccion of tho law. I s ex?
ercise to day, iu the case of the Chicago
anarchist?, is the enuso of no exultation tc
any right thinking man, bat all such men
must regard it as demanded by every prin
ciple cf right and justice, and by a proper
regard for law and order, aud for the pres?
ervation of ihe government the wretched
victims died protesting their desire to sub?
vert. _
Gesb&AL Gordon, and Congressmen
Craine at:d Wilson, ex-Congressman Gib?
son, and other ez Confederates, made dem
ocratia speeches in Ohio during the recent
political campaign in that Slate. The re?
sult shows that though more than a'ciuarter
of a century has elapsed since the cloBe of
tbe war, the time ba3 not yetome when
Southern men can have any political influ
ence in the Nottb.
Judging from the proceedings of tbe nt
groe3 who burnt Judite Stuart in effigy here
night bsfoie labt, Virginia would have been
anythiujr e!s.? than an agroeable place oj
residence for reputable white people if Gen?
eral Mahone had carried the State laatTues
day. The people interested iu the Virginia's
prosperity may well thank their stars that
they s3 successfully escaped that threatened
danger. _
There werk increased ropublicau major
ities in Ohio and Massachusetts at there
cent elecliou. In the former State many
and, in the latter nearly ail, the republ i-in
federal office holders hail beon retained, be
causa, as Postmaster Corse, at Boston, said,
euch was tho pleasure of the President. The
ill effect of mugwumpisui is an easy lesson
but it seems hard fur some people to learn
THE bloody shirt was tbe flag adopted by
Governor Foraker in his recent succssful re
publican cimpiign in Ohio, aud under it he
increased hia mt jarity. The President may
as well have not revoked his order for the
return of the old, ragged and mildewed ex
Confederate flag?, now rotting iu tho vaults
of the War Department, to tbe States with
the blood of whose soldiers they are stained*
The Philadelphia Record, alluding to
the recent election in this State, says : "Os
teusibly, as to .lati inal issues, both parties
were on the tame side of the fence." Possi?
bly that was the reason why democratic ap
athy was Bo apparent in som-3 sections of
the State. _
The wakes of certain kiods of labor ia
tbe tin plate manufactories of Eugland
range from SI to $4.48 a day. And yet
England is a free trade countiy. This is
anotherof themany facts which demonstrate
that tariffs do not a Heel wages.
fSpeiial Correspondence of the Aloxa. Gazsttje]
Washington, D. C. Nov. 11,1887.
In reply to an euqniry by ? New York
newspaper as to the probable effect there
cent election in New York would have in
Virginia upon the reuomiuatiou of Presi?
dent Cleveland, Governor Lee ol that State,
yesterday, sent the following dispatch: "I
would say that tbe splendid indorsement of
the President's Administration by the Em?
pire Stato proclaims iu advance his nomi
nation and re election. Tho country recog?
nizes that the strong hand of a faithful, fear?
less pilot is upon the helm of the Eepub
lie, and, ia the interests of the peace, bar- i
, mony and fraternity of all sections, decides
it shall stay there. We are toid Mr. Blaine
can have the republican nomination if he !
wants it. I hope he will want it." a&
Representative L3e, of the Alexandria
district, was received at the 6.h street depot
by a large crowd of people who want offi
ces, as he landed f.cm the train this morn?
ing, but the crowd was not as large as has
heretofore greeted him on his regular week
Jy visits to this city. General Lee has se?
cured rooms for himself and family atibe
Ebbitt for the session.
Mrs. C'eveland uod Mrs. Folsom returned
to Washingtou from Bridgeport, Conn.,
this morning about 10:30 o'clock, and pro?
ceeded direct to tbe White House. They
were accompanied by Colonel and Mrs. D.
8. Lamont, who had joined them at Bridge?
Notwithstanding the prevailing inclement
weather, to-<l ??>*.?> nrogramme for the racfs
at Ivy City was carried out. But the attend
ance was small. I
The Anarchlsts?Flelden and Schwab
Escape Death.
Gov. Oglesby, of Illinois, 5 esterday alter
D00D, iu response 10 the pelhicna for cloin
eury lor tbe condemned anarchists, cominu
ted to life jujp.isor.ment the sentences of
Samuel Fieiueu und Michael Schwab, but
refused to interfere in behalf of the other
four prisoners, Albert K. Pareons, August
Spies, Adolph Fifcber and Geo. Engel. Tho
followii g is the Governor's decision in full
in the anarchist case:
Slate of Illinois, Executive Office, Spriog
field, Nov. 10, lSS7.-On the ?);h day ot
Antust, 1886, in the Cook County Criminal
Court, August Spies. Albert R. Parsons,
Samuel Felden, Michael Schwab, Adolph
Fischer, Ucoree Engel and Louis Lingg
were found guilty by tbe verdict of the jury
and afterwards sentenced to be hanged
for the murder of Mathias J. Degan. An
appeal was taken from such finding and
seL tetice to the Supreme Court of the State.
That court, upon a final hearing, and after
ma.ure deliberation, unanimously at?rmod
the judgment of tho court below. The case
now conies before me by petition of tho do
ftfodanls for consideration as Governor ot
the State. If the letters of Albert Parsons,
Adolph Fischer, George Engel and Louis
Lingg demanding "unconditional release,"
or, as they express it, "liberty or death,"
and prow sling in the strongest language
against mercy or commutation of tho sen?
tence pronounced against them, can bo con
bidered petitions, pardon, could it bo grant?
ed, which might imply any guilt whatever
upon tho part of either of them, would not
be euch a a vindication a3 they demand.
Executive intervention upon the ground?
insisted upon by the four above named per?
sons could iu no proper sense he deemed au
exerciso of the constitutional power
to grat.t reprieves, commutations and
pardons, unless baaed upon tho bt liei
on my part of their entire innocence Ol
tho crime of which they stand convicted.
A careful consideration of tho evidence in
the record of tho trial of the parties, as well
as of all alleged and claimed for them out?
side of the rtcord, has failed to produce
upon my mind any impression teudiug to
impeach the verdict of tho jury cr the iudg
merit of the trial court or of the Supreme
Court affiriniug the guilt of all these parties.
Satisfied, therefore, as I am of their guilt, 1
am precluded from considering thoqucstiou
of commutation of the sentences of Albeit
R. Pareons, Adolph Fischer, George Engel
aud Lours Lingg to imprisonment iu the
1 penitentiary, as they emphatically declare
they will not accept such commutation.
Samuel Fieldcn, Michael Schwab and Au?
gust Spies unite iu a petition for "executive
clemency." Fieldeu snd Schwab in addi?
tion, present separate and supplementary
petitions for the commutation of their seu
fences. While, us said above, I am satisfied
of the guilt of all the parties as found by tbe
verdict of the jury, which was sustained by
the judgments of tbe courts, a most careful
consideration of iho whole subject leads me
to tbe conclusion that the soctenco of the
law as to Samuel Fit-lden and Michael
Schwab may hu modified m to each of them
111 the interest of humanity und without do
ing violence to public justice. And as to
the eaiii Saui'l Fieldeu and Michael Schwab,
the sentence is commuted to itnprfsonnieut
in the penitentiary for life. As to all Ihe
other above named defendants I d*? not feel
justified in interfering with the sentence oi
the court. While I would gladly have come
to a different conclusion iu regard to the
Sentence o< defendants August-Spies, Adolph
Fischer, George Eugel, Albert K. 1'nrsoi.a
and Louis Lingg, I regret to say that under
the aoiemn sense of the obligations of my
office I have been unable to do so. .
Richard j. Oc-lksby, Governor.
Wheu th<> news of the commutation of the
Beoteoce of Fieldcn and Schwab \vu8 re?
ceived it was sent to the relatives of ail tho
coodecined men, and in a short lime they
began to ariivc- at tboj-i.il. The first of the
women to come was Mrs. Schwab. Soon af?
ter Schwab wiis brought from his ee-11 to the
main office. Hia wifo quickly advanced to
bim, and throwing her arms about bis neck
burst into tears. Schwab returned the om
biace in a calm manner, and anon the two
were chatting quietly together.
After mis, Spies and Fischer werehrougbt
. from their Cells and taken to the jail library.
Engel was brought to the privat;? office of
Mr. Folz This was done for the purpose
of allowing the relative? to take their last
interviews. The first one of the woman
to arrive after Mrs. Schwab was Miss Engel,
daughter of the coudemaed anarchist.
When tho two met in the private office there
was ao outburst of grief which it is impossi?
ble to describe. Father and daughter clung
to each other aud sobbed convulsively.
Their convereatiou was in German, and
listened 10 only by Deputy Oleson. Then
came Mis. Spies, the mother of August.
She had been waiting outside for an hour
and a-half. Iler sobs could be heard
through the corridors of the building. She
did not stay long in the library with her eon,
and on her exit from the jail Mrs. Fischer
was admitted. She went into the library,
and her lnmentatiOLS were heard above lb6
tramp of tbe deputies w ho swarmed about
the place. But the crowning scene of ah'wes
the visit of Nina Van Zrndt, tbe proxy wife
of Spies. She was conducted to Ihe library
by Deputy Oleson. Ab 6he walked through
the main otfico she betrayed uo emotion.
The moment she*saw August, however, sho
completely changed her demeanor. There
was a look, thou a gasp, and iu a trice the
lovers were in each other's arms. A bevy
of curious reporters and officers crowded up
to the door of the librarj, but it was quickly
shut by the deputy. The interview between
the prisoner and his faithful devotea lasted
nearly half an hour. At the end of that
time tho lovers bad parted, and tho ex?
citement of tho entrance of Nina had
The following I elf gram was sent to Chi?
cago last night by Ueu. W. H. Parsons, ot
Norfolk, Va :
"To Capt. Foh, Cool; Co. Bast-He, Cl: icaao,
III : %
"Please hand this to my brother, A. R.
"Dear Albert? Another Gethsemane to?
night ! More than a legion of angels, with
pitying eye, survey (he spectacle of man's
inhumanity to nan. Millions of hearts in
Europe and AmeiirM urn now thrilling with
sympathy for the men who die for humanity.
I am proud of your sublime fortitude and
hereditary heroism.
"W. H. Parsons."
j Sheriff Matsoo weut to the jail last-nigh!.
I He wanted to givo personal notice to Spies,
j Engel, Fischer and Parsons that they would
! have to sutler the extreme penalty of the
j law. He also wanted to see that his depu?
ties were so placed that all unauthorized
people should be kepi from the vicinity,
j The sheriff would ooiy say that none of tho
condemned men showed anv ?igns of creak?
ing down. Rev. Dr. Button, of ihe First:
Methodist Church, called ou Parsons. Hia |
visit lasted about three minutes and his ef?
forts to get Parsons to consider spiritual
matters were of no avail. When supper was
brought in from a neighboring res.man! all
of the anarchists partook of ?r, am lo'as!
Fischer indulged hi steak and Engel ale
some mutton chops. All took o.;tiVe.
Tho scene in Lingg's cell after t be ( xplo
sion was ghastly. Teeth, bits of jaw hon*,
specks of flesh and blood were sc ntcrtd all j
over tbe compartment. The ,hHo agent
which hail served Lingg to accomplish bis
terrible work was a email fulminating cap a
li!l!e over an inch lone It had been Glied
with fulminate of mercury or dynamite, and
(ho fuse had been touched off by Lingg at
the time the jail official thought he was
lighting a cigar. When Lingg committed
tho deed he was lying oa his face on his cot.
When his cell was Becrched another candle
was found. At the lop of it, barely conceal?
ed by the ends of the wick, a second fulmi?
nating cap was found. Tho candles were
furnished by the jail, so that tho cars must
have been pat in by Lingg himself. The
shell was so small a3 to have allowed the
smuggling of it into tho jail without trouble.
Sherifl Matson says Lingg wa3 stripped ond
carefully searched yesterday and the day
When informed lhat Lings; had killed
himself Parsons exclaimed : "Great God, is
that so? I wish I had some dynamite my?
self; I would kill myself enly too quickly."
August Spies was then informed 'of the
tragedy. "I expected nothing else," he said
quietly. "Ever fcinco the lindine of the
bombs in his etil last Suuduy I was satisfied
that if it was possible he would make away
with himself. For my own and my coin
rndes' sake I am glad he is out of the way."
Schwab became deeply depressed. He
walked up and down his cell, with his head
oa his bn ast. Engel and Fischer refused to
talk to their keeper, but were evidently al
moft overwhelmed by the tragedy.
In 1.S88 Linge was forced to leave bis na?
tive town iD Germany. Alter wauderimz
about Germany he landed in Switzerland.
Iu 1S35 he came to Americ.-i. and prcc-:edtd
to Chicago. Here ho joined (lie interna
tionals, and scon began the manufacture of
bombs, one of which was used at. tho Hay
rnarkef. Whon tw:> po?eutnen weut to ar
r< >' him the next day one of them entered
his room, whilo the other stayed outside the
house. The latter sonn heard shouts for
help, and running into I/ngi^'s room, found
shut the anarchist had thrown the officer on
the rloor, and was only prevented from
-hoo'ing him by the policeman who had a
grip oa the revolver which Lingg was en?
deavoring to use. The sccoud officer, after
a desperate struggle succeeded in placing
the handcuffs on his wrists.
The project to erect a bridge across the
river from New York to Jersey City is re
A union of the Louisville and Nashville
and Norfolk and Woltern Railroaejs is in?
The Aibalrosi nailed yesterday from
Washington on her three yenrs' cruise in
the PaciGc.
Aneailhquake has occurred in Northern
Italy, aud a shock has br-e;j felt in South?
ern Iceland.
Tun National Association of Wool Grow
ers has started a movement for the demand
of a re-rtoratioti of the duty on wool.
The seventh annual meeting of the Na?
tional Farmers' Congress opened in Chicgo
yesterday,with Col. Robert 13evoiloy,of Vir?
ginia, presiding.
Edward M. Jewel!, of the Jewell Flour
.Milling Company, Brooklyn, died yesterday
from cancer of the tongue, caused by chew?
ing paper, a habit contracted in his school
Dr. Mackenzie is reported to have admit
? led that tho growth in tho German Crown
Prince's throat is a caticer. As stated in
tcsterdav'd Gaxrttk, thts Crown Prince re
i urns at once to Berlin to undergo an opera?
tion for its removul.
W. Jev. j tt is now in Annapolis, Md., and
claims to represent capitalists in Europe,
who he s:?ys are about to lay an ocean cable
extending from Liverpool to Point Lookout
and who desire lo purchase Ihe Chesapeake
and Ohio canal. It was the intention of the
syndicate ho ropresente, ho says, to build a
railroad from Point Lockout lo Washington
and the coal Gelds of Alleghany. The pro
position of Mr. Jowott names" ?0,000,01)0 as
the price h-3 i-i willing to givo for the canal.
vei;(;i.\!4 news.
Tho corner-stone of a now Methodist
church v.?.8 laid at Bethel Academy last
Col. Lloyd J. Doall, one of Richmond's
oldest and meat respected citizens, died yes
teulay, in the Slst. year of his ago.
Samuel Reed, a cranemnn in the Boanoko
Machine Works, had one of his arms crush?
ed to pieces yo?terday by getting it caught
in the machinery.
The Baptist General Association of Vir
ginia met in annual session in LyDchburg
lust night, with between 400 and D?? mem
here in attendance. A pastors' conference
was held, at which several subjects relative
to ru-jtor&l dulhs wero di.-ct'sssd.
Wfci'o out hunting one day last week
Mr. ThOB. H. Burwell, of Millwood, wua ac?
cidentally Bhot by his brother, Dr. Phillip
Borwell. Mr. Burwell was severely wound
cd, and it is feared that ho will lose the
sight of one* eye by the unfortunate accident.
Hon. George D. Wise and Mr. Wm. H.
Mullen were beforo tho Police Court in
Bichmond yesterday morning on warrants
Charging thorn with fighting and creating a
disturbauco on lbs street ; also, with b?ing
uhoul to commit a breach of the peace, but
i i he case was continued till to-morrow, and
both parlies were bailed for their appear?
Mrs. Coflman, who resided neHr Moore's
Store, in Sheuandoah county, committed
suicide a day or two agn, by cutting her
j throat with a razor. She asked a little girl
to get her u razor from the drawer, as she
wanted to trim a corn or bunion. The
child did so, and as she turned her back the
woman inflicted a terrible Rash across her
throat and died in a few minutes, irhe had
been ill with a fever, but was convalescent.
She was undoubtedly insane at the time.
The Wornnn'd Mi.-nionary Society of the
Virginia Conference, M. E. Church South,
closed its annual session in Lynchburg last
night with an address by Mrs. Hayes, presi?
dent of tho Woman's Foreign Missionary
j Society. Mrs. Dr. Gissner Harrison, of the i
I rjoivoreity of Virginia, was re-ehcled presi
I dent of the society ; Mrs. Judkins. of Nor
; folk, vie? pres-ident; Mrs. Chas. Hall, of Pe- |
; tersburg. corresponding secretary, Mrs.;
1 Dugge^, di" Petersburg, recording secretary, i
and Mis. Lizzie Lee Bailey, of Madison, j
treasurer. Richmond was selected as "the |
next place of raeetiug.
A shooting all':ay occurred r.t Ringgold, 1
Piltsylvania county, on W2dnesday, be j
t ween Joe! H. Oliver and Weldon 0. Clark, j
both merch.'iois.of that place. Several shots |
wrro exchanged, hut no damage was done. ?
A reuewal of tbe fight being looked for, J. j
J Clark, the father of Weldon Clark and a
prominent farmer, went to Danville to buy |
pistols and ammunition. The father was
greatly excited. He bought a pistol and ;
cartri.ige3 at a gun store, talked with friends
about the trouble, and, while under a strain
of great excitement, fell dead on tho street.
A marriage license was issued in Wa9b- '
ington yesterday to Wm. M. Longwell aud
Btssie A. Sinclair, both of Manassas.
They say these pietty little traveling
satchels provide even thing a tourist could
want, but thoughtful ? cople consider them
very incomplete icasn.uch as there i3 no
space aiiowed for a bottle of Dr. Bull's
Cough Syrup.
The Execntion of the Anarchist*
Cjitcaoo, Nov. 11.?At one o'clock a
change was nude in the death watch. Dep
uiy Hartke "bad been gumdicg Spies rinco
S o'clock. He reported that he had quite a
long talk with the anarchist. Spies declar?
ed that he had no reason to he afraid and
ihen launched forth in a tirade against the
courts. He assorted that ail the judges
who had any connection with t'ie case bad
reason to tremble while the anarchists could
hold up their beads and walk to death with
steady foot steps The deputy al-o related
the manner in which the Rev. Dr. Boltc i>
was re caived by Spies. The divine asked
him if ho would no*, accept spiritual con?
solation. Spies with a haughty shake of the
heud declared that he had uo use for any
clergymen. "Ill pray for you all night."
cried the doctor. "Pray for yourself," re
turned Spies, "you need it more than I."
At 11 o'clock Spies lay dowu on his rot
and closed his eyes, but he did not alee;1.
Several times he arose to get water, but all
through the night exhibited extraordinary
firmness, as did all the condemned. Parsons
had the nerve to entertain his guard by
hinging "Annie Laurie."
At an early hour this morning the gallows
were tested and Luud to work satisfactory.
Coffins in which to deposit the bodies of the
condemned men after execution were
brought from the county hospital at .'i:l"? a
in., and carried into the jail through the al
ley. At G o'clock this morning three bun
dred policemen, armed with rilles, bayonets,
revolvers and full cartridge boxes were on
duly at the jail, in addition to which a large |
force was s'.ationed on the outside.
It was just 15 miuutes to 7 when Engel j
awoke. Within the next ten minutes his;
three doomed companions opened their eyes.
They tumbled oul of their cots and hastily
drufsed themselves. No conversation took
place between the anarchists and their
guards. Spies and Parsons simply bade
them good bye, aud in a few miuutes the
deputies emerged from the cell room.
Fischer was the tirst one to emerge fiom his
coll. Accompanied by the deputies be atep
ped over to the plain iron sink and took a
good wash. His every movement was close
ly watched. Spies noxt performed his ab
lulions and seemed to enjoy (hem. Old man
Engel followed the young anarchist, and the
last to wash was Parsons.
At 7:20 two waiters from Marleli's restau
rant brought the prisoners their breakfasts
Tho active preparations for the execution
began at S o'clock, when Chief BailifTCbaiU
arrived at the jail aud assigned the deputy
sheriffs to their various positions during the
event. Rev. Dr. Balten arrived at 7:45 and
passed into Parson*' coll and attempted to
engago tho doomed man | n religious con?
versation. Parsons had not yet finished his
breakfast. What passed between them was
not divulged. After a elny of IS minutes in
Parsons' cell Dr. Bolton emerged, and walk
ing to Spie?' door stood looking at that indi?
vidual, who glanced a! (he clorgymau and
continued bis|writing. Dr. Uolton remained
standing in frout of Spies (wo or three min
utes, hut receiving no recognition he walked
away. Writing materials were furnished to
Parsons and Fischer, who immediately so:
about preparing statements. Engel made
no request for pen or paper, but sat stolidly
on his bed looking at the opposite wall of
his cell. Dr. Mayer, the assistant county
physician, passed through and rapidly
walked to the cells of the condemned. . He
asked each if there was any desire slimu
laute and all suvo K-goi at once replied
quietly iu tho negative. Engel asked for
some port wine. It was given hirx at once
arid ho gulped down three large glasses
Spies requested water aud seemingly con?
sumed by a burning thirst swallowed nearly
two tumbleis of the pure cool liquid.
A little ripple of excitement occurred at
9.30 wheu Mrs. Parsons and Mrs. Holmes
went up to the police lines iu front of the
jail and demanded admission. They were
refused and requested lo movo on. They
declined to do this and becoming tatber
violent iu their talk were arrested without
further ceremony and taken to the police
station. There was no expression or dem?
onstration of sympathy on the part of ihe
Engel's daughter applied to the sheriff
this morning for permission to visit her
father and say good bye, but was refused.
She was not agitated in the leust and took
the refusal in a very matter of fact way.
At 9 10 a. m., Chief Deputy Gleason ar?
rived with the fatal documents authorizing
the execution. Gleason immediately went
into close conference with (he sheriffin a
private aparlment that was locked and
boiled nt once ou Ihe inside.
While they were still conferring, Spies'
internal fever bad so increased as to induce
him to order a glass of Rhine wine, which
was brought to his cell und swallowed at a
gulp. A few minutes were then occupied
by him in writirg autographs for officers at?
tached to the sheriffs office.
At 10 o'clock Parsons, Fischer und Spies
asked for twenty miuules each on the gal?
lows in w hich to make speeches. The sheriff
didn't immediately return any answer to
the request. Fisher subsequently hegen
singing the Marseillaise.
The greatest excitement ha* prevailed in
iho city tiuce the action of (he Governor in
commuting (he sentences- of Schwab and
Ficlden was made know, and all soris of \
dismal prophecies have but uttered regard
ing the final outcome of lb- execuiiou. I
Spies' counsel wrote a letter of warning to
the sheriff admonishing him to beware in
undertaking to carry out tbo order of the '
Supreme Court of Illinois for the execution
of hia client to-day.
Shortly after ten o'clock news was re
ceived at the jaii that the Governor had re?
fused to further interfere in behalf of the
sondemntd men, aud the deputy sheriffs
commenced distributing tickets to reporters
who were to watch the march to the gal?
lows. The greatest bustle ami excitement
prevailed iu the jiil office, but Spies in his
cell continued writing uninterruptedly aud
tho others remained equally nonchaltnt.
notwithstanding the confusion that marked
the beginning of the end.
At 10:30 a. m. the Governor telegruphid
Sheriff Matson that he saw no tueceseity lor
any further communication with him on the
subject of tho execution auJ concluded his
telegram by telling him to proceed with his
The condemned men ate a final lunch at
11:12, and at 11:49 Parsons, Engel, Fischer
and Spies in the their shrouds bogan the
death march to the scaffold. The death
warrant was read first to Spits, then to
Fischer, then to Eugel, euding with Parsons.
After reaching the gallows a command
to the crowd that all must stop smoking
W-is given.
The following were the la-d words of the
condemned as they stood upon the drop:
Spies?"There will come a time when our
silence will he more powerful than the voices
they are strangling to diatb now.''
Engei?"Hurrah for anarchy !"
Fischer?"Hurrah for anarchy ! This i>
tha happiest moment of my lifo."
Parsons?"May I be allowed to speak ?
Will you let me speak Sheriff Matson ? Lrt
the voice of tho people be heard."
the kali. of the TJtAP.
At 11:54 precisely the trap fell and tho
four men wero launched into eternity.
Fischer died very Lard a* did alfo Spies, and
Parsons struggled and kicked fearfully.
They all died of strangulation. Their necks.
Wl-to nofbroken.
At 12:02 p. m. there,'was no pulse percepti?
ble in any of the men.
The coffius prepared for the reception of
the bodies were plain black, with but silver
heads of screws for ornaments.
STbe bodies were lowered in the following
8 order: Spies, Fisher, Eugel, and Parsons.
E All looked natural. The ct-ffin lids were
quickly screwed down.
Paper tags wore pasted on each tor Iden?
tification. Lingg's, the suicide, and Engol's
remaius were taken to 2SG Milwaukee ave
uue. Fischer's wife clairuod his, Mrs. Spies
took AugU?t'd, and Mrs. Pars jus received
that of her husband.
Chicago, Nov. 11.?About it.30 this morn?
ing a dispatch from the carpenters' union
to which Louis Lineg, the anarchist who
committed tuieido yesterday,belonged, ap
p'ieJ to Chief Deputy Koox for Lingo's body.
They weie referred by Mr. Koox to the
coroner. The cabinet makers' union also
presented an application to the sheriff for
the body.
The Election.
Winchester, Va., Nov. 11.?Warren
county official gives Harrison, dem., for Sen?
ate, 4?0 mujoriiy ovar Bes', rep , who re?
ceived 47 votes. Moore, for tbo House of
Delegates, with uo opposition, received 919
votes. Harrison's official majority in the
district is 1 942
Court of Appeals Yesterday.?Ray
nolds vs. Cook. From the Circuit Court of
Botetourt county. Reversed, Judge Lawis
delivering the opinion ; Judge Fauntleroy
concurring in reversing the judgment, but
was of opinion that the plaintifi'is not estop?
ped by the supplemental agreement of l tu
23d of February, 1SS0.
Field vs. Marye, Auditor. From the Cir- !
cuit Court of tho city of Richmond. Affirm !
ed, Judge Lacy delivering the opinion.
Noblo vs. Davies & Co. Affirmed by di |
vidod count, Judge Lewis uot fitting. I
New York, Philadelphia and Norfolk
Railroad Company vs. Ke!lam's admiuis
trator. From the Circuit Court of Accomac
county. Reversed, Jndco Richardson do !
livering tho opinion.
Smith &. Co. vs. Mayo. From the Circuit
Court of Powhatan county. Affirmed, Judge
Hinton delivering the opinion.
Shenandonh Railroad Coomany vs. Moore.
From the Circuit Court of Rockbridge coun?
ty. Affirmed. Judgo Lo*is delivering the
Le Grand va. Riiey. From the Circuit
Ccurt of Fauquier county. Atlitmed, Judge
Richardson deliveries ton opinion.
Seay against Schue's administrator. From
the Circuit Court of F;uvanna county. Re
versed, Judge Richardson delivering the
Woodson against L$born. From the Cir !
cuit Court of Goochland county. Af
firmed, Judge R'chardsou delivering the
Leith's administrator against Caitcr.
From tho Circuit Court of Londoun. Af
firmed Judge . Richardson dcliveiing tho
Waller and Boggs vs. tho Commonwealth.
Further argued by the Attorney General
for the Commonwealth and Hon. J. B. S?ner
for the plaintiff! in errror and submitted.
"Ho that lacks time to mourn, lacks time
to meud." The better way is to take a pain
in time, fight it daily with Salvation Oil, and
not have anything to mourn about. You
canjbuy this splendid remedy for twenty
five cents a bottle at any drug store.
'Ihls rooming, at 4:10 o'clock, MARY A.
SIMPSON, wife of the late Peter W. Simpson, in
the 82d year of her ago. j?Sr- The funeral will
take place on Sunday next, at 3 p. m., from the
residence of Mr. Wm. F. Vincent, No. fOO Prince
streot. Friends are invitod to attend.
One ni^ht Only, WEDNESDAY. Nov. 1G.
Return of the People's Favorite,
M R. D A V I E I, A. Ii E EI, V,
And his Favoiite Stock Company iu tho Croat
Succea ful Melo drama,
or, Leonir, the Waif.
New Scenery, Songs, Dances, etc. The same
Irish Policemen the same Yankee and Italian,
and the same Baby.
Price.", Orchestra and Parquette, 35 ar.d ."0
cenls: Gallery, 15 and '2~> cents.
Seats now on salo without extra charge,
iiovll 5t
Let us talk business by going to JOHN H. '
NAYI.OR'S aud getting some SOUR KROUT,
Stall No. 22 City Market.
Store 222 north Alfred street. novll ljv_,
\J berries. \* and \ boxes I.ou<2on Layer
Baisins, just received by
a0\9_J. C. MILB?RN. !
Li extra line quality, received to-d*y by ]
novO J- C. MILB?RN. I
At a regular av ting of the Board of Aldernien
held Nov. 10,1857, thero wero present: Uemy
fctrauss, esq.. President, and Messrs. Agnew.
Burke. Marbury, Lambdiu, Bryant, Leadtx il -:
and McKenzie.
The Committee on Streets reported iu favoi ol
granting the pe:ition of L. E. Uhler and others
to havo a crossing from tho southeast to the sou lo?
west corner of Duke and Wsshingtnu stieeta
also in favor of granting the petition of E J i!,;.
ler and others !er a crossing from the i.ortl
to tho northwest corner of Wolfe and Washington
streets; also ia favor of granting the petitio
Wm, Woolls aud others to havo the pump repaired
at tho corner of First and Royal streets, which te
ports were alopted and the work ordered to be
A communication froni tho Mayor iu ngmd to
the chain gaug, was referred to the Committee i u
General Laws.
Tho ieport of the Finance Committee i
petition of G. W. D. Bamsay, executor, (01 . ?
duction of assessments; also on tho petition ol (J
Wm. Eamsay, executor, for same, and tbe petition
of Peter Francis for same; also on the petition 01
F. PatT, for correction of tax bills: aisouti tbo . ?
tition of Johnson and Caton, eommissioneis
abatement of taxes; also ou tho petition of Tin
Leadbeater, for reduction of as^esuicut: also ou
the petition of W. M. Smith, M. D., to ere t a b n
window at No. 125 south Washington street. &Lo
on the petition of C. W. Greenwood and oth, 1 ?
havo a gas lamp erected at tho uorthwe-t corrni
of Queen and Fayetto streets; also a com muni ,
tion from John W. Green, concerning over assess?
ment of property: also a communication fr. m
the Board of Health; also on tho potition of L.
Brill, jr., to havo tho otlh-o of Oyster Inepccto:
abolisbed : also bills of O. Wood, registrar of tu?
1st Ward, $10.40; A. H- Brown, registrar ol Ibe
2nd Ward,$12; J.T.Cook,$2; Edgar Wufield,
$0', and J. Frank Cook $0 ; for election sen ii 1 -
were received from the Common Council und their
action concurred iu.
The B:ard then adjourned.
Teste: Jno.J. Jamieson, Clerk.
common council,
At a regular meeting of the Common Council
held pursuant to adjournment on tho 10th day
of November, 1SS7, there were present: .John
T. Sweeney, esq., President, aud Messrs. Ailchu
sou. Snowden, Clarence Moore, Hinken, L. iv. ?
Corbet, Smcot, Stridor, Bayno, (sermon 1 ami
Tho adversa reports of the Finance Co:nmitt:o
upon the following were adopted, to wit: Upou
tho petition of W. B. h'amsay's execctor for a re?
duction of assessment on real property ; upou tba
petition of M. D. Bain say's executor for a reduc?
tion of assessment 011 rolestato; upon the peti?
tion of Peter Francis for reduction of assessment
on real property : upon-the petition of Johnson
and Caton. commissioners ot salo for an abatement
of taxes on real property, and upon the petition of
M. D. Gregory ct als. for a reduction of assessment
on real property.
The favorable report of tho Finance Committee
upon 1 he petition of Frederick Pan" for tho cor?
rection of an error in assessment was adopted.
Tho following were referred to tho Committee
on Light, viz : The petition of C. W. Greenwood
and others for a gas lamji at the northwest comer
of Queen and Fayetto streets.
Tho petition of W. M. Smith, M. D, fur permis?
sion to erect a bow window to house No. 12?
south Washington street, was referred to the Com
mittet- ou streets.
The petition of John W. Green for a redaction
of assessment on real property was referred to the
Committee on Finance.
A communication from the Board of Health in
relation to nuisances ami accompanying papors.
and also the petition for the abolition of tho effleo
of Oyster Inspector, were referred to the Com?
mittee on General Laws.
Tho followiug were referred to tho Auditor
with direction to pay the saiuo If found correct
Jtills of A. H. Brown. $12; Orlando Wood, $10,40;
J. T. Cook, $2 ; Edgar Warlleld, $0. and J. F.
Cook, $6.
The followiug were received from the Beard of
Aldermen aud their action concurred in, viz: A
coramunicitiou from the Mayor in refenure to
tho chain gang, and ttic reports of the Committee
011 Streets upon the petitions of'E. J. Miller ami
others; of L. E. Uhler and others and of William
Woolls aud others.
Tho Board then adjourned.
Teste : James R. Caton. Clerk
For weak lungs, spitting of blood, short?
ness of breath, consumption, Dight-sweats
and all lingering coughs, Dr. Pierce's "Gold?
en Medical Discovery" is a sovereign rem?
edy. Superior to cjd liver oil. By drug
I have had catarrh lor twenty yean, aud
11 sod all kinds of remedies without reliof. Mr.
Smith, druggist of Little Falls, recommended
Ely's Cream Balm. Tho clfe-t ot the first appli?
cation was magical, it allayed tho inlUmmsl
and tho next morning my heal was as clear as a
bell. One bottle has done me so much good that 1
am convinced its use will offect a permanent cure.
It is soothing, pleasant aud cbsv to apply, and I
strongly urge its use by all sufferers.?geob iE
Tr.kbv, Little Falls, N.Y.
Apply Balm into each nostril.
By It. T. Lucas, Auctioneer.
VIRGINIA.?By viriuo of two deeds of trust e\
ecutcd by Samuel J. Keed and wifo to. Edwin B
Carlin, and bearing date respectively ou the lOtl
day of August, 1882, and tho 12th day of Febiu
ary, 1ST!?, and of record respectively in tho land
records of tho city of Alexandria, Vs., in died
book No. 11, page ?(jr?, and deed book No 7, psgo
5-11, tho subscriber, who, by an order of the Cor?
poration Court, for tho said city of Alexandria,
made and entered at the April term, 18S0. of eaid
Court, was substituted and appointed* as trustee
in sail deeds of trust, in the place of tbo said
Edwin R. Carlin, who has departed this life, : /
the direction of tbe benc-ririary in the said de< J
of trust (default having been made iu tbe ;
mcnt of tho dcl.ts thereby secured ) will pro 1
to sell at public auction, ou SATURDAY, tin
12th day of November, 18S7. at 12 m., iu front
of the Market Building, nu Royal stroct, in the
city of Alexandria, Virginia, tho property con
veved by tho eaid deeds of trust, to wit:
STORY FRAME TENEMENT thereon in the eaid
city of Alexandria, on tho east side of Fairfav
street, between Dukoand Wolfe streets, in fron:
ou Fairfax street 20 feet and in depth 79 feet
5 inehos.
No. 2-A LOT OF GROUND with a TWn
STORY FRAME TENEMENT thereon, adjoining
No. 1 on tho south, in front on Fairfax atrcet 20
feet and in depth 80 feet, more or lc38.
No. 3?A LOT OF GROUND adjoining No 2
on the south, in front on Fairfax street 20-feet
and iu depth 80 feet, more or less.
Terms of Sale: As to lot No. 1, cash; and 1- I
lots Nob. 2 and 3, so much of tho purchuso mo- ey
in cash as will be required to pay the sum of
$800, with interest from tho 12th dav of Fei ru
ary, 1883, and tho expenses of sale, and (he sur
p'us, if anv, on terms to be made known ou th*
day cf sale. WORTH HULFISH,
oct!2 2awts_Substituted Trustee.
By Green & Wise, Auctioneers.
}) Y VIRTUE OF A DECREEof tho Corporation
J Court of tho city of Alexandria, Vs., rendered
at it-. Septemler tcTUi, 1830, iu the cau.te of Dan
iel W. Griffith vs. Kim-ay Griffith etal., theun
dersigotd, special commissioner therein named,
will offer for sale by public anctinn, in frontet
tbe entrance to tho Court room, on Fairfax street
on SATURDAY, the 12th day of November, 1857,
at 12 o'clock m., the following property, to wit
No. 1?A LOT OF GROUND, beginning Pi"
fent 3 inches from the corner of Union and King
streets; thence wrst with King street 29 feet 9
inches to the centre of tho square; thence south
110' feet to a 20 feet ailey : ther.ce ea-t on the
ley 29 fret 9 ir.ebes; thence north by a straight
iir.e to tho beginning. -
MENTS, adjoining the+iroperty of D. McLced, be?
ginning at the western intersection of McLeod's
line with Kin;; r.treet: thence bark with McLcod'?
line 116 feet to a 20 feet alley ; thence with iho
illey westwudly 24 feet; thence with a line
parallel to first lino to King stre t; thence with
King street to tbo beginning.
No 3?A LOT OFQBOUND, commonly I
.ho"COAL YARD LOT," commencing on K .
itreet about 64% feet east of the comer of Lee
itreet fronting say 66 fret en Klug s rect and
?unning back 116 or 117 feet I 1 a f?ct ?Hey.
Terms of Salo : Cash e:;ough t j pay coits of suit
ind the expenses of sile. and tbe rtsiduo on ?
redit of six. twelve and eighteen months, with
utereoi from Cay of sab?, taking bonds, Kith good
>crional securitr. and retainim' title to secure de
erred payments. CHARLES E STUART,
octl? eots Special Coo-.iais.ioncr.

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