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Iv h "Devil" Winston Died Game in Expiation of Murder of His Mistress. ald lie wanted to warn every bod)' to lake example from his file. Ih-. wonts nt II rat were scarcely nubble, but as he they became louder and ehapged into a sort of weird eliaut, something similar to that of some insane religious zealot an uncanny sound that sent n momentary dull of honor through thoc within reach of his voice. Once when aciund of boys on the outside began to laugh ami shout at something that had tr.iu'pirod without, ho pausod for n moment and gn,:ed out towards tlio street. Ho then told tlio olllrer Hint hu know they weto only doing their duty, nnd remarked to Iheciowd. -'J his is only justice, jiistleo!" lie. said he hope I Ills words would ring forever in the cars of Ins hearers. lie then calh'd for Dolla Allen, a colored trusty who has been in jail for some tunc on n charge of mall-. ions shooting nt a Christmas fodi vnl near Msxou's Mills two years ngo. Thero was a quick movement of th spectators, each Involuntailly casung hit eye in somo direction to eco who it could bo the doomed man wished to sec Allen proved to bo in tlio tipper do partmenl of llio jail, and .1 ciowd of boys who were hanging out the window, were ordctcd nsldo that ho might gel within sight of Winston, nud hear wh.it ho bad to say. When ho protruded his head, Winston, iu his own d nice I, began: "Delia, remember what I told you. Take wiunintjl Let whisky, gamliliug nnd bad women alono Lot k at mo, nnd sco what I hey hnvo broueht mo to." In this vein lie conilnurd for what seemed several in nutes, nlthnugh it was doubtless much less. Allen listened with rapt attention, and tear wcro lsiblo in the oven of several pirsoncrs who stir-round' d tlio lower grating in tlio jail. After n fowmore rcmatks iu thosamo trend, Winston bowed to Deputy Jilienff Kogcrs mid Sheriff Holland, I idi u irg that he was ready to die. Tlio shot iff and deputies assisted hiiii on the trap, with his faco towards tlio south, nnd all shook hands with him. His arms wcro pinioned behind him by Deputy Kogcrs nnd another deputy securely fastcnod a ropo around tils K'g3. aucriii iioimnu sicppcn tin, diow th j black cap from his pocKcl, 1 mi tinioiucii 11. "insiotrs lips mined in prayer. Ho asked Jesus to 'org'vo him. When Sheriff II illtiud 1 ullo I (ho somber cap down over the nurd srer's head and face he felt the man's faco quiver with fcirnsho tlool on tlio brink of identity. He then adjusted tlio liooso. Tho shiiiff motioned his deputies awu faun he trnpr nud walked over to tho woiubd lever, which projected i it to thet'l crturo that formed tho iMitrnnce to tho gallows. Winston murmured another brief prayer, tho movement of his lips being dUccrnublo under their sahlo nnd Sheriff Holland said, ...... pulled tho '(iood bye, George," .m. .v.. HE MET HIS DOOM. tiie Horrible The Last Hours of the Wretch's Life, and tlio Tragic Details of His Untimely End. lllK I1NKI I'tlOV. "I)cmI" Ucorge Winston,"iolorcd, Was hanged in llio south jail yntil nt 7:23' this morning, in tlic presence of fifty spoolntcis nclmlltctl to tlic en-closure ami scores who occupied scats in trees on house lops cod liarns. His nirk was not broken. death resulting from strangulation in eleven tntnutus. Winston, ns genornlly anticipated, died game Ho mounted UioBcaffoliI, villi Mictiff llollnud on ouo side, and Deputy .SlienlT Tobo Kogcrs op the other, with unf.illctiug heaPjSjust os he p'accd his foot on the stops. however, his hands began to tremble violently. He was nttiretl in n neat I In. k suit, bin k tie, black glove, ob.t ne shoes. Hl dmk klnkey hnirgliMetiud in the rays of the rising mm and uihaneed the ghaitfy pa'lor of his Inky face. 1IW eves protruded in ire than usual, ami glistened with n itrangc, hilplets lljjhi. As he ttepped ujion tho scaffold, he gazed around him at the crowd, with hands clastl behind bin, and murmured something that could not be heard. bheilit Hollaud and Deputies Kog-cm, I ttcrbaek nod Young, and Ku G. W. llurks, of tl.o A. M. K. church stood ou llio affold with him lit ii few seconds, each ono of which mxuiM like an hour to some of the spectators. Kuv. llurks rrpd a ( haptor fuuu the bible, after wh'oh Ii : eang Nearer My Home " Ho In. okcd Divine forgiveness for llio uluuer iibout to pay the extreme penalty for llio crimo of murder. Winstmi joined In the prayer in a rambling, uulutulligihle manner, and flaid "Amen" with the pieacher. Sheriff Hullaad then naked him if ho desired to say an) thing. Ho to piled that he did, nnd stepped for ward a fow feet. Ho would impatiently ilasp Ins hands jus, in front of him. then behind. Ho spoke Ave nuxtlcs or more. In a rambling, desultory manner ho ston'a body shot like an arrow scyen feet below. As ho went throuali tho trap he gave a most harrowing, blood-' bad place, curdling cry. as if 110 had attempted to say n hist good bye, nnd Ills voice tailed him. The spectators begnn Immcdlitely to crowd around him. He tins motionless, and , nt llrst no muscular contraction was visible. Presently his fingers began to twitch. and his limbs t' slowly draw up and rcln Drs. Krothcrs. Kobcrtson and Holland, tho two former from the city, aud tho latter of Grahamville. w ho were appointed to pronounce death, stepped up and two fell his pulse. Winston's feet were within two inches of tho ground when his l")dy was cutirely rclaxtd, nnd a spectator kicked a rock out fioin miller one foot, which touched it. 1 11 eleven minutes Winston was pronounced dead. Ills neck was not hrnkcn, despite tho fall of seven or light feet, nud ho die.l of strangula tion. His struggles, however, were not violent. Aflcr he was pronounced dead. several lifted him up while the rope was cui. Sheriff Holland retained the knot as a suuvciir. aud part of tho ropo . ......0 -- "", - .. .. l i .ii niAniA..iaa iisntnii nil m imii in inn rnn 3 mi. lever. TUO support ieu uoivuiesaiy, buiuii uujo uimw, ... v..u ulH .,- but likon llnli of lightning, and Win-1 jneent, whilo boys and men vied with each other for a good scat oil ticlgh boring fences, house lops nnd out- nouses. The hour for tho hanging 7:05 and those with tickets did not lin to arrive until 0 o'clock and later. Doctors, oiliccrs, and newspaper men wcro admitted to tho Jail, Winstou talked. nraved and Drench ed, alternately. Ho whs asked where ho was boru, but replica no illln l hare lime to talk about it then, that his life was too short. A crowd of prisoners pushed up the bars nud Winston begnn giving them good advice. Ono youth began to cry. "And I don't want any of you to any you see mo nftcr I'm gone," Winston snkl slgniticautiy, "if I do to heaven I won't want to couiu back. 1 ain't got anything licit) to slay for. ,1 Won't wrint to tome back, and I won'tl Hi go to t lie ,7sygBi;u the devil won t let me conic uaelc, nun so x 11 uoi come back cither way. and I don't want any of you to say you saw me, cither. If I come back It wil) bo with my orown, golden slippers, robo and wings, do you hear;" Then ho would relapse iuto his chant, and somo of the prisoners would continue to shed tears. ho saw several reporters and began to tell them not to say anything untrue about him "Here Iheycanio up here ouco aud talked n little while and then went off and said 1 seen Minimis.' I never seen 11 haunt in my life, gentlemen," he said. "I've been away back in this jail, and when I was nut 1 used to sleep in old, broken down h mscs away off from anywhere, nnd I never saw one yet. 1' J feel a little fuuny, but then 1 never did ecu a 'haunt ' The worst 'haunts' they is, gentlemen. Is live 'haunts.' " Winston nt times nppuircd to be Icininrarilv insane cither with the dread of his doom, or from religious fernr. Hut he would soon, by his rill I ifiltLiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii fmmm VBSw i' Up? was cut up by Ofllccr Orr nnd remarks, couviuco hU tributcd among thoso who desired the hearers that ho was perfectly sane, gruesome relics. Among other statements, ono was Undertaker Nance then took that ho had not scqii his mother nor charge of the remains, nnd placca j sisters slnco 18SI, nud that ho never them In a cheap eolliu which was thought about them now. brought in after the execution. j At 7 o'clock tho jail enclosure The face, when tho black cap was was thrown open, olllcer Sherman taken off, was covered with Phillips taking tickets. Sheriff Hoi- tlon, and horribly distorted. Gradually the crowd dispersed, those from tho Inclosuro mingling with those who had been on tho outside. Winston's last mciit. Winston's last night was n sleepless one. Yesterday altcrnoon tho jad was thrown open to thoso whoso morbid curiosity prompted them to view tho murderer iu his cell. Seven hundred and eighty-live people called to sco hi in beforo tho doors were closed to visitors. lie attempted to sleep last night, but could only dose occasionally. Deputy Jailer Charlie Honnln and Mr.Cbailes Hart acted as death watch. Whenever they passed near the cell Winston was always praying. About 2 o'clock tho prisoner to sleep a little. Ho was awakened at 1 o'clock, nnd tho first thing ho did was !to dtink tho last of tho winu he had In n bottle. Hu dressed nud when breakfast was served declined to cat, saying he was not hungry. At fl o'clock his spiritual adviser, Uev. llurks, arrived, and turned into tin cm 1 lor. Soveral policemen wcro placed iusido shortly afterwards, and Winston spent mo?t of his timo praying and tnlking, pneiug tho lluor coustan'.ly and thinking. Last night ho informed those present that ho killed Vina Stiibblclleld boenuso he loved her. That sho had somu irrcshtihlo attraction for hiinthat ho once told her himself she would sooner or later be the death of him, or uiuso him logo tho penitentiary fur lifo. In speakiug of tho woman ho often lapsed iuto tenderness, nud Ids last ic(ticst was that his remains be buried bcsldo her in roller's Held. YcHcrdoy ho had his photograph taken, nud appeared to bo pleased when a proof was slnwn him last night. I'llKPAUATIONS KOU TUT KSITI HON. Ik-fore daylight people began ar riving nl llio tall, a nuinocr of land nnd deputy Kogcrs produced tho rope, aud attached it to tho beam of tho gallows. They theu went after tho condemned man. Sheriff Hollaud read tho de.ith warrant to him, there was hasty prayer, and the march to tho scnUold began. He walked, bareheaded, between Sheriff Holland and deputy Kogers, with others iu the rear. The crowd pressed closely, but was kept back by policemen. Each one strained himself or herself to sco the prisoner, who looked straight abend most of llio time. Till: ( ItlMK HU lATIATl.D. The crimo for which Wiustou was hanged was ono of tho most horrible but'herics ever committed iu the state. Ou tho night ot Apiil 22 Winston went to tho homo of his .mistress, Yiua Stiibblclleld, a notorious Deg ress, living in Dunuoi's niley, nud finding her absent went to sleep on her bed. Shortly utter midnight the woman returned lo the houso aud awoke him by striking a match Winston asked her for n cigarette. She replied that sho did not have ono and ho becamo angered. Thoy a few minutes aud then, without a word of warning. Win3ton, in a manner true to his namesake, the devil, drew a kulfo.and stabbed the woman iu full view of Kd Morton, Isndoro Heuon and a woman named Kay. After stahblug tho woman he throw her bloody body on tho bed from which ho had just arisen and slashed In a duzeu diircreut places, cutting arteries with every blow of the knife. After finishing Ids hellish work Winston took his valise, which was being iu tho room, nu I walked out, shouting words of defiance at the astounded witnesses to tho horrible butchery. Ho went in tlio direction of tho inilroad, but n careful Hcarch of tho yards nnd ,,Y" failed lo reveal tlio murderer, lie was captured by Mar- At hi final trial ho did not testify at nil, nnd sctmed to accept his fatt as a matter of course. Ho offered no reason why sentenco should nol bo passed upon him, wlrn Judge IJIshop ashed him. and never since explained that llio sentence jnsr, nlthough he once said that hare been hanged tvilli him. WINSTON' l'AT I.IKK. GcorcO Wlniton was born Crockett. Obion county, Notbinu; of I utiles t in tlio or Circuit Com t. ill Police IP Teun., tu Slay 2, 1805, and w:u i2 jenra old Ho went south early in life, ann his career In New Orleans m cabin boy on n steamboat, afterwards becoming a roustcr. He afterwards went to Georgia, where in 18U2 he was man led in Duller, but lived with lils wife but ex months. Ho leaves a mother, sister nnd brother in Obion county, but has nut heard from them in over ten years. He claims ho via-' ncvci arrested bid once in his lifo beforo ho came to rnduenh, and that was in Georgia for carrying a pistol. Judging from what he Raid of tho subtle power Vina Stubblellcld exerted over him, she must havo been a "hjpnolist." l luvr iianoin'. ?ixct 'DO. Today's hanging was the first since 18H0, when Jesse llrown, colored, was executed for tho murder of "Uabc" Laurie. Ho was hanged on Jan. 15, early in the morning, nnd it was ouo of tho coldest days ever experienced here, tho thermometer being below zero. Notwithstanding the cold weather, however, the con demned mnu perspired so that steam arose from his face i vr.i.. One of tho doctors present staled in way of explanation of why Winston's ucck was not broken, that it was be aiuo the knot slipped around back of his neck, and because his feet stiuck tho ground when he dropped, breaking,, to somo extent, however slight, this full, fcOMK or mi. n.n Airiong the spectators were Mayor 1'ilscr, City rhjslelan Williamson, many of the city nud county olllcers, Shcrltr Starks, of Jlen'.on, and Detective John Leh'dinrd.of Kvanaville. Marshall Collins declined lo go. fllK UKWAINS, Coroner Nance will inter the rt mains in potter's Held tomorrow morning nt 11 o'clock, beside the grave of bis victim, if it can be found. Tho coroner found it a difljeult matter today to keep the people who wanted lo sco the remains away. This afternoon ho threw open tho rear of hh establishment nnd let them view the body. A largo number of pcoplo visited the jail during the day and took n look nt the scaffoldi OHIO RiVER PILOTS. Six Puss Through Ku Route to New Orleans. Making Tbclr Itegiilur Annual Trip of Prom Pltlsbiirjr. The follow lug Ohio river pilots, making their yearly trip down the Old j lo inspect the channel, pissed through the city last Light en route from l'lttsburg to Cairo, thence to New Orleans. Tho psrty conslstc I of Messrs. C. R Owen. Davton, Ivy. i Henry Doss, Cincinnati i Walter S. Connor and A. Ljon, New Al bany; Howard Fen ton. Newport; Stewart Connor, Uiiichn.n'i. Thc30 pilots, with many other. I pass down from Pittsburg to New Or- leaus every year, to tlnd what chauges have been mide Iu tho channel. THE COURTS, Damage Suit Dragging Through the Federal. V. S. COl UT. The prosecution in the two inilioad damngo suits dosed iu cwdcuco this m jrning iu thu Federal court, ai d this afternoon several witnesses for tho defense had been heard. Tin-ease will probably bo fluhhod b' to- morrotv. George Potway, Fnweelt Claik aud W. K. Kerry man, for violation of revenue liws, were lined $100 nud given 50 days Iu jail. CTItCUIT COUllT. The caso of K. L. Potter against O. G. Murrcll Is now on trlnl. A motion was today made for a new hearing in the caso of O. K. coniinittcc, against Mrs. Spauhiiug. I'liMCF. coi ia. There was but one ease in Judge Saudort.' court today. Kobert Cnld rested. He was lined $50 an I given twenty days 111 Jail. Tho Span sh steamer Monscrrat. boning Gun. Weyler, t cached Corun-11:1 , Spaiu, esterday. Ho will not go as'ioru until Kurcelona isicathul, bliul Jcsso Walker, at Fulton, the fob and meanwhile Spain is 1 ndlng itself I wine Sunday, nnd bnimI ' " "'- ,1 eJi'?l controve.Hy as to tho " - '...-. . . wl on he had noon ctj l" of rcepll' n to he iiironitii mm. V JMmww If it's Trde n. Sun. 'HP HE the Stin advertisers ii the best arc n! nice You'll C ADUCAJ aily Find it in 1 I1C OUI1 lHEfF by whfch to ich the people VOLUME CO PADUCAJI, KENTUCKY, KitJDAY, N0nlBKK 1!). iaa7 TEN CENTS A WEEK LONDON IS BNG. The Biggest FirO In Hie Histoiy o! the City Jtnging. Loss ' Will be Untold tJillfoii. t I.nst co i Tlio Competitor': Crow fins Ueeii Released. Ulan- Tot Pleased Willi AiTiIm in t:ubn. London. Nov. IU The bisgest fire in tho history of London is now-raging. Fifty line stores have n'-' ready been destroyed. All the street aloDg tho Thames is ablaze. The loss will bo untold millions 4 rum: at last. riieComfictitorVi Crew Kcicuscd lly Spnninrds, After ri , l'ardoii nt Madrid. Havana, Nov. 19. In pursuance of cabled instructions from Spain, received Wednesday, Capt. General Klanco yesterday released from Cabana fortress Alfrcde LabDrde. Charles Harnett. Oua Melton nnd William Gildea, members of the crew of the American schooner Competitor, captured in April. 1890', by tho gunbnat Meagra on a charge of filllbitstering. They were delivered to the American nitl Uritnli consuls and hnvo taken passage on the Saratoga, of Iho Ward Line, for New York. A number of fatiilics who have been nt Las F0303 under the order will be removed at llio expense of the municipality to a pilralo hospital. There is no diminution ,u the mortality from starvation and ditoase. KLANCO WAS DllClilVniJ, And llf Plainly Snys 'Hint (Jen. Weler Did It. Not rk, Nov. IP. A dispatch frorojliavana says: "Thtra ia no sign yet of the full texttrif the promisrtl rcWrms. and in consfiptenec the liopcs of tt!ic most optimjjtio autonomiit art dwindling :Tay." The fault lies not Willi Gen. Ulaneo. There is ev. ry reason to believe that his promises on arrival were made iu good faith. He Is evidently deeply incensed at the false position in which he is placed. He cabled lo Madrid a day or lo ngof saying Gen. Weyler had deceived him as lo the conditun of the army and the government had misled linn regardlug their sincerity In promising autonomy, and broadly hinted that he felt inclined to nsk to be relieved. "livery military commander of u town met, said he, had not yet re ceived any orders regarding the extension of the zones of cultivation. The eouditiou of the rceoucentrndos i unaltered. Their sufferings nrc appalling. UnlcsB Gen. l)lau"o makes more headway man tie lias done yet, autonomy will be a dead lettei iu the Cuban hsuc." A Hoy '-, Folly. Williatnston, Mich , Nov 18 John Hinges', a youth of nineteen, last iilit shot and killcl Ge. ro Hart at Meiidim, a hamlet four 111. Hart, who was cngagod lo marry Burgess' sister, disguised him self a a cowboy aod trie I lo f lighten Kurgus, who became angry nud killed the tramp. Alt Is ,ni!ct. Kugllsh, lnd. Nov. VJ. Presidcut Weal hers is here aud has opeiid the bank's vault. Th're bin been in dttiujiistration, ami Weathers an I liia ftiends nre trv inn to make a lettlcment. Franks Takes l.hii';.' .N.t Monday. Washington, Nov. LS. Internal Kcvenue Agcnl C. V. Sewall w.w to-day 1.0U1I' d by Cjiuuiitiuu Fur-man to oheck up the aceoiints of Collector Ynndell at tho close of next Monday , m Uiti. thu lllcc may hu trumfuired u ColKotor Frauks on that day. IJAPllSTCONJiKKSSAIMOl'KNS CIohIiiij Session DcotoJ ISy Lcuding I.IIum i.f tho Cbnreli. Chicago, Nov. 18 This was the last day of Iho llaptist Congre-s The morning n.id afternoon beions wore devoted ton dioinion of two subjects, "The Psyelrnhvy of Conversion" and "The Power of the Cross iu tho Lifo of tho Kelicvcr." SK of the leading lights of the el urch were appointed lo R'k on the two questions. 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