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"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
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..
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-
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
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
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
I ifiltLiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii
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
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
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
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.
GcorcO Wlniton was born
Crockett. Obion county,
Notbinu; of I utiles t in tlio
or Circuit Com t.
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.
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
Six Puss Through Ku Route to
New Orleans.
Making Tbclr Itegiilur Annual
Trip of Prom
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.
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-
George Potway, Fnweelt Claik
aud W. K. Kerry man, for violation of
revenue liws, were lined $100 nud
given 50 days Iu jail.
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.
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
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wl on he had noon ctj l" of rcepll' n to he iiironitii mm.
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
The Biggest FirO In Hie Histoiy
o! the City Jtnging. Loss
' Will be Untold
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
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.
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
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.
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. "The Pyihology
of Conveuaibn" was dNcussed by-
Prof. Ntnh l).iis, of 'he I uiversl'y
m if i - VV.lt L, h.l nH 11...
.. .. rT irtlllllfl T .-M III IIIlillL'l III1.1I'I . 1 ILS
arrested U I- '
well,co!orol,vTs l.y
UnvorhU Wo,er.
aud Sine, last night -
ccr.sbe.iser l.y J w , ,
' e
for stahb.ngn couple of colored
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men and drawing a pUlol on them. lJ , , f ', -,
llii ii nl in ttiwtf.l 111 1 it 111 tvlimi "
IIV, lliUI fc.iW inibl -" lllii mili ita -
bum. Pn.
At tho nfUrnoon iisslcu "Tho
Power of the Ctoss in the Ueliever"
was discussed in papers by Kev. J.T.
Dukiusou, of Orange, N. .1 . and
K" Donald I). McLaurin, of
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