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AN INTERESTING INTERVIEW WITH CLUVERIUS' SPIR ITUAL ADVISER. He Recounts the Story of His Connec tion With the Fated Man. Richmond Dispatch 15th. It has been known to the public that Dr. Hatcher was the spiritual counsellor of the fated Cluverius. This relation ship gave him free access to the pris oner's cell. He saw him very often, and generally alone. It was known, too, that the prisoner cherished a grateful affection for his religious ad viser, and it was believe 1 that if he had secrets to pour into any human ears Dr. Hatcher would get them. The feverish curiosity of the people turned to this minister and waited longingly for any revelations which he might make. Representatives of the press watched the Doctor's movements with a critical eye, and some of them even pursued him into the sanctuary and listened with unwonted attention to his sermons, faintly hoping that he would drop some syllable that would tell the secrets from the fatal cell. " Has Clu- j verius confessed ? " " Has anybody seen Dr. Hatcher?" "Why doesn't he tell what he knows? " " Does he pro pose to bury the murderer's bloody secret in his own breast? " These were questions constantly run ning from lip to lip, and bandied about in the shops, hotels, parlors, and eat ing houses of the city, and, indeed, these same questions were agitated from one end of the country to the other. In :his way Dr. Hatcher was brought into a notoriety altogether unexpected in the ouset, and greatly against his own tastes and wishes. A LOCKED TONGUE. Meanwhile the corpulent and good natured Mr. Dunn did not keep more faithful guard over the condemned murderer than did Dr. Hatcher keep over his tongue. The lock upon his lips would have defied the most skilled expert in the business of opening combination-safes! Cluverius was not safer behind his prison bars than were the guarded secrets of his Christian pastor. He always met gentlemen of the press with open and genial courtesy, but quietly insisted that they had called on the wrong man, since his relations 1 with the prisoner would utterly forbid a - I- his becoming an organ oi communica tion between the prisoner and the pub lic So inflexibly reticent had he been that it was feared that even when the end came he would refuse to speak. A reporter of the Dispatch ventured a day pr two ago to approach Dr, Hatcher, and inquired if he was fixed in his determination not to favor the public with any account of his deal ings with the prisoner. He said that he was under an unusual stress of work, and that he had no desire to cater to a prurent and indecent curiosity. He added, however, that he had always believed that the prisoner's case had its public aspects, and that he had felt that when the projer time came he would be quite willing to let the peo ple have the history of his connection with the prisoner. It was finally ar ranged that a representative of the Dispatch would call on him at his con venience and receive such statements as he might be willing to make public. The substance of that interview we now lay before our readers : THE HISTORY OF DR. HATCHER'S CON NECTION WITH CLUVERIUS AS HIS RE LIGIOUS ADVISER. Reporter : There are many things, Dr. Hatcher, which must be known to you concerning this fatal and memo rable affair which would greatly inter est our readers. I am glad that you have expressed a readiness for an inter view, and I will be obliged if you will answer such questions as the Dispatch desires rue to ask. Dr. Hatcher : Very well ; state your questions, and if they seem pertinent and important they will be answered ; otherwise you will excuse my silence. I have no interest in this interview ex cept to let the public know what course I have pursued in dealing with the spiritual interests ol this ill-fated young man and what impressions hfs case has made upon me. The relations which 1 have sustained to him have been to me unutterably painful and perplexing. It is an experience which no sensible and conscientious minister could ever covet, and which I sincerely trust may never befall me again. Reporter : How did it happen, Doc tor, that you became the spiritual ad viser of the prisoner ? Dr.' Hatcher : It came in this way. He was a former student of Richmond College, and while I never knew h::n intimately during his collegiate can.r, that fact gave him a claim upon my sympathy. Richmond College is my Alma Afatc f, and for the dozen years that I have lived in Richmond I have taken a deep interest in the general welfare of the students; and I may add that the fact that a young man is a Richmond College boy enkindles my brotherly interest in him. When Cluverius was arrested it was a great sorrow tome, but I determined that I would not visit him, provided any other minister evinced any active interest in his case. I waited for weeks to see whether or not he would find in some other direction a suitable man to deal with the religious problems of his imperilled life. It was a phase of min isterial duty from which I recoiled. The days went by, and yet while he had many visitors I could not learn that any preacher had gone near him. A few days before his trial I paid him a brief visit, expressed no opinion as to his guilt, or as to the probable issue of his trial, prayed with him at his own request, and left. He did not ask me to become his religious counsellor in any exclusive sense, but thanked me warmly for the visit and asked me to call again. Some time after his con viction I paid him a second visit, and then during the year which followed I visited him two or three times. While never reluctant to converse on religious topics he was not specially communi cative. Indeed, he was so emphatic in the protestations of his innocence and so hopeful that he would lie de livered from death that I did not feel that my visits were specially profitable. He was sociaole, chatty, agreeable, and always respectful to spiritual things, but his face was not turned toward death. This rather discouraged me, for I was too busy to pay him merely social or sympathetic attention, and so I desisted from my visits. I remained away from the prison purposely that he might either select some other min ister if he preferred, or that he might at least take me into a more intimate confidence with him. During last autumn he wrote me a note requesting me to come to see him. I went prompt ly, and he then expressed the wish that I would visit him regularly. Since that time I have often been with him, and, so tar as I know, had his unlimited confidence. ASKING FOR RESPITE. Reporter: I suppose, Doctor, that while you have been his spiritual teacher you have also taken an active interest intiis temporal welfare. Dr. Hatcher: What do you mean? Reporter: Well, frankly, I want to know whether you have been actively associated with the different schemes for saving the prisoner from the gal lows. Dr. Hatcher: Of course I have felt an interest in these movements for several reasons. 1 hoped all the time, as others did, that he might be able to establish his innocence, and I watched with intense solicitude every develop ment that hinted at such a result. But I was not at work on that line. That was not my business. He never sought to use me for any such pur poses. This I say as an act of justice to him. The only service that I ever rendered him was in presenting the petition for his reprieve. It is true that on last Thursday night I called on Governor Lee on my own motion and urged him to consider favorably the appeal for further time. This I did for reasons which I would like to explain later. He never asked for anything else. Reporter: On what ground did you ask the Governor to respite the pris oner the first time? Dr. Hatcher: I dictated the form of his petition, and added nothing to the appeal except the declaration that in my judgment the young man had been so constantly buoyed with the hope of deliverance that he had not sufficiently pondered the solemnity of his situation. PRISONER'S LOVE OF LIFE. Reporter: Was he not about as hopeful after his respite on the 8th of December as he was before? Dr. Hatcher: I think not. He told me repeatedly that he regarded his situation as well-nigh beyond human hope. He said that he felt that it was not only his right but his imperative duty to exhaust every possible expe dient to avoid a doom to him so shameful and unmerited and so bit ter and crushing to his family. This he did, and in a manner that impressed me with his boundless and ever-yearning love of life. The waves were beating over him, and instinctively he clutched every straw that floated within his reach, and yet it was hardly the work of hope. He did not give himself up to dreamy expectations, but turned his eyes fixedly upon his doom. Immediately after his reprieve he decided to prepare the story of his life, and said that it would be his dying statement. THE BOOK. Reporter: Did you encourage him to prepare that book? Dr. Hatcher: I cannot sav that I did. I begged him not to prepare it if it could in any possible way interfere with the infinitely more important matter of his preparation for meeting God. He said that he put the interests of his soul above all else, but that he had two reasons for writing it. He knew that other accounts would be written, and he preferred that those who were interested in his history might know the real facts. Beside he was anxious, if possible, that with the profits arising from the sale of the book he might in some degree com pensate those who had been kind to him in his njisfojtunes. Reporter: Did you have anything to do with the preparation of the book? Dr. Hatcher: I did. There were two things for which I had some responsibility. It was at my sug gestion that he selected Rev. R. H. Pitt to edit and shape up his manu scripts. This I did because I knew that he would need an assistant who would necessarily have to spend many hours in the cell with him. To me it seemed extremely important that the man who was to do this work should be a devout Christian, and in full sympathy with the quite different work which I was trying to do for the prisoner. I also consented that if the manuscript was sent to me I would render such assistance as I could in the way of literary criticism. That I should have wished for other reasons to read these papers while the prisoner was yet alive will be too evident to the public to render any explanation necessary. Possibly I ought to add that Mr. Pitt and myself did with un sparing faithfulness again and again urge him not to put one word in that book that he would not be willing to meet when he should come to stand in the clear light of eternity before the bar of God. The statements of that book purporting to be his I fully believe to be his, originally and ab solutely, and through those statements, i in no small degree, I sought to find access to the deepest secrets of his j soul. After the story was written, and when it was about to pass beyond his reach, I called him to pause and consider whether he could commit it W bit1 JUUllX't MWVA u J 1 . 1 LA . . assume the full responsibility for all its statements. This he did without one quiver in his voice or one tremor in any muscle of his face. G JILT OR INNOCENCE. Reporter: Were your interviews with the prisoner absolutely private? Dr. Hatcher: For awhile they were not, but at my suggestion Judge Atkins kindly issued an order that when I entered the cell the death watch should retire. After that I always saw him alone, except once or twice I happened to be there either with his aunt or brother, and oc casionally I took other persons with me. Reporter: Did you treat the pris oner as an innocent or a guilty man when talking with him about the welfare of his soul? Dr. Hatcher: The statement may surprise many, but it is literally true that up to this moment I have never expressed to any person a decided opinion as to the prisoner's innocence or guilt. Reporter: Then how could you talk to him? What did you say? It seems to me that your lack of a full convic tion as to his character must have embarrassed you. Dr. Hatcher: Not in the least. After he received his reprieve in December 1 felt it my duty to say several things to him. This I did with almost cruel candor. For one thing, I told him that the last act 'in his sad career was drawing to a speedy and inevitable end; that nothing else could be done for him, and that it would be well-nigh sinful for him to befool himself with the hope cf any further delay in his execution, and begged him to dissever himself from every earthly thing and to prepare to enter that eternity which was at hand. I told him that I did not know whether he was innocent or guilty, anu nau never expressed myseu on ii i i 1 1- i that subject, but that with him it was;tovou? Did that em to te the a simple question. He knew whether he was innocent cr not. He could not have a possible doubt on that ( subject. I told him tha t if he was i innocent of the alleged murder that innocence could not save him, but that if he was innocent he might well rejoice in tne lact. Human law, 1 said, is imperfect, and mistakes are sometimes made in its administration. While I admitted that it was a bitter thing to die unjustly, I insisted that .1 i j . 1 j mere was no uicru iu Mien a ueam. ana II I' " 11 one mignt be judicially murdered and yet be condemned at the bar of God tor lack of faith in Christ, the Son of the living God. I urged hira if he were innocent to prepare for the eternal state not to trust in the sense of his innocence in this particular case to save him, but to scan well the rock upon which he stood, and be sure beyond all mistake that it was the Rock of Ages. But, Isaid to him, the evidence against you is very strong. You have stood before three tri bunals and they have all practically pronounced you guilty guilty of seduction, falsehood, and a double murder. Now, said I, if you are guilty your guilt is terrible, and what I have to say to you is that if I have read the Word of God aright you dare not go to the judgment bar with your unconfessed guilt upon you with any hope of finding mercy, him that he must not I reminded expect, after committing so deadly a sin and locking it up with repeated denial, to find favor in the eyes of an all-wise and just Judge. AS TO CONFESSION. Reporter : That was pretty solemn talk. Did you urge him very strenu ously to make a confession ? Dr. Hatcher: My notions about the confession of sin as a religious duty are very clear, and, perhaps peculiar. I was very careful not to mislead him as to the nature, value, and necessity of a confession of sin. On the one hand, I did seek faithfully to impress upon him that there could not be sal vation without confession, and that this was true in his case. He had de nied that he was a murderer, and, if guilty, he had made a covenant with his own sins and had sought to deceive the law and the people. I told him there could be no mercy for one in that state of mind without a confes- j sion. un tne otner nana, it seemea J equally necessary to guard him from j supposing that all that was necessary j to put him right with God was a con i fession. ' I made no startling appeals to his fears, and had no wish, if I had ! had the power, to scare him into a mechanical confession. I sought to show him that a confession, if real and acceptable before God, was only the outward voice of an inward repentance; tVc-it l-i whn 5.nw his cmilr nnrl sr rlppnlv lamented it that he was constrained to f A fiiii ir-x ii in r v h i wiiit) i i r-TM-! v v . might hope to find forgiveness through " i J . i the merits of Christ s blood ! . . mm -V 1 gave reasons him as simply as l could my for insisting that he, if guilty, should make a public confession that would cover the whole territory of his guilt. FAMILY CONFERENCE. Reporter : Was that all ? Dr. Hatcher : I am glad you asked me. It affords me an opportunity of making another statement which the public ought to have. The same day on which I had this interview with the prisoner I sought a conference with a representative of his family, and I now give you the substance of what I said : "I am the spiritual adviser of your kinsman, who is condemned to death. Whether he is innocent or guilty I know not. If he is innocent, then I have nothing to say except to express a sympathy none the less profound be cause unavailing. But, if he is guilty, then I wish the family to know that 1 maintain that it is his duty to confess the crime and that I fully intend to urge it upon him. Now I wish to know the attitude that the family will assume in this matter. It will not be without its advantage to them for him to die with a denial upon his lips. It may help their reputation, but it will be at the expense of his soul. Am 1 to have the thorough support of the family in my attempt to lead him to a confession, or will they get in my way?" This, you will admit, was severe and painful talk, to me, at least. Reporter: You were certainly cut ting to the core of the question. Did ! you ever get any reply? Dr. Hatcher: Yes; and very prompt -j ly. Here it is: "We. believe that , Tommie is innocent. We have not j one doubt on that question. Not one i of us believes that he is a murderer. i And yet we do not know. But on one i point we are all agreed if he is guilty i in whole or in part we want him to confess it, and we ask you to deal faith ! fully with him. As for our reputation, lpt that nerish. but let his soul be ' .xoa x . rc'f w ,,(;tf,rMr,, ; nursued bv the familv to the last? Dr. Hatcher: I could not have asked more, and I have no reason to snsner.t that anv nreiire was brought tn v.T unon him from anv direction ; to Drevent a confession. Reporter : Did you ever tell Cluve rius of this interview with his family? Dr. Hatcher : Of course I did. That was my object at first. I wanted all i the support that I could get in dealing : wjtu him. ASSERTS HIS INNOCENCE AGAIN'. Reporter: What say to all this? did the prisoner Dr. Hatcher : He said that he ap preciated mv situation, and that he j would not blame me even if I were to express the conviction of his guilt, but with a quiet, and I think I may say with an unblanched face, he declared that he was not guilty ol the crime for which he was condemned to die. I told him that if that was so I rejoiced in his fnnocence, but urged him again to think well and to say nothing that he would have to unsay when he stood on the scaffold. I then told him that I had done my duty. I had expound ed to him the nature of confession, and impressed upon him so far as I could what was his duty in the event of his guilt, but that I could not read the se crets of his soul. As he so firmly as serted his innocence I would treat him as an innocent man. This I did, though quite often in my anxiety to be faithful I would lead him over the same ground, but always with the same result, and this continued to the last. Reporter : Did you offer to receive his confession and keep it secret? Dr. Hatcher: I never did. I told him that if he had any statements to make to me which he preferred should not be made public until the day after his execution that I would keep them. This I did because I had no doubt at the time that he would be executed, and was conscientiously anxious to in vite and encourage the confession if he had any to make. That any person should on this account suspect that 1 would have held such a confession as a secret even when I knew that there were efforts on Toot to save him from death was to me an infinite surprise. That would have made me a practical enemy of justice. No man shall com mit to me his lawless secrets with the pledge on my part that I will keep them. I could not allow this while holding to the doctrines of Baptists. THE PRISONER'S UEARING. Reporter : You were often with Clu- verius. How did he impress vou? i Was he secretive and inaccessible? Dr. Hatcher : At first I had a pre- ponderating suspicion of his guilt and watched him as closely as I could, Sometimes I fancied there was a crafty, tar-otl, vacant look about him; but gradually it disappeared. His talk with me became free and cordial, and in my later interviews he was open, simple, and natural. Reporter : They say he was stolid and unfeeling. Is that so? Dr. Hatcher: It was not so. He was not noisy or effervescent, but he was notably responsive to outward in- fluences. He was not emotional, but he was not without feeling. He did not often weep, though again and again I saw him in tears. There was not a touch of frivolity in his manner, but on no human face have I ever seen a more real or contagious laugh than on nis. Reporter: Did he strike you some times, Doctor, as a man who was play ing a part? Dr. Hatcher: He did not. His movements were bright, quick, and easy. 1 talked with htm at one time and another about almost every phase oi nis trial ana nis prison nie. l askea him many questions, and some.of them very searching, but I never saw him halt, shuffle, or hesitate, and in all my talks with him I never knew him to contradict himself. His consistency was wonderful, and if he was an actor his art was transcendent. FORMING JUDGMENT. Reporter : Much has been said ' about his impurity and hypocrisy. Dr. Hatcher : I am not his defender and do not claim to be an extraordi- nary reader of character. But I saw him in his saddest and frankest mo- ments; saw him many, many times, but in tne grace oi nis manner, tne purity of his si-eech, and the unstudied cour- tesies of his bearing he was well nigh faultless. If since the day of his arrest he was guilty of an unchaste word, an unmanly act, or a luring, indecent look, I have not heard of it. In his prison his deportment not only com manded respect, but to a large extent disaimed prejudice. Reporter ; Yras the effect of your as sociation with him to increase or di minish your suspicion of his guilt? )X. iiatcner: lam not very impres- sible, and men have to be quite mag- gave him such an explanation as netic to take possession of me. I trav- seemed necessary, and with brighten elled slowly in forming my judgment jDg fcce, ne said : "I see it. We must of Cluverius, but I must say that while not expect to understand everything. I never expressed any opinion one way 1 try to feel as the old colored man or the other, I found myself gradually said he did in reading the Bible that drifting to the conviction that Cluverius is, when I find anything that is too was not a murderer. jeep for me I turn to what I can on- Reporter: Your study and manage- demand." ment of the case must have given you solemnity or death. much anxiety ? Dr. Hatcher : As to the question of Reporter: Did he seem to be afraid my personal feelings, that possesses no to die? interest for the public, and on that 1 Dr. Hatcher : He did not court will not speak. I may say, however, death by any means. He said that the that from many quarters came assur- Iovc of life was instinctive and that he ances of sympathy for me in having to realized the solemnity of death. But go in a murderer's cell, and in having wnat struck me all the time about him before me the DrosDect of accomoanv- was h absolutely terrible desire to live ing the doomed man to the gallows, j These were merely physical and sensa-' tional aspects of the case, and of course ! at the first I jecoiled from them. But' it took me but a very little while to get beyond those things ; very soon other and far graver questions absorbed me. What to do and how to do it so as to be of real Christian service to the help less object of my charge ere harassing and benumbing problems. At one mo ment I faced the possibility of his guilt and feared that he would brave death without a confession ; at another I wondered whether he might not defer his confession until brought to the scaf fold and then make it when it would be wrong in its motive and worthless in its effect ; at another, and indeed very often, 1 suffered the agonies of a dreadful apprehension lest, after all, being an innocent man, he might die the victim of the law's mistake. If he had to die 1 knew it was better for him to be innocent than guilty, but that was quite a different matter from my having to deal with a man as a mur derer whose hands might be free from blood. If thousands of people who never saw him, yet night after night tossed in sleepless excitement and anx iety on his account, how think you it must have been with me, who in no small sense carried upon my heart ti e burden of his fate ? WAS HE PREPARED TO DIE. Reporter : Do you think, Doctor that the Heaven ? prisoner was prepared for Dr. Hatcher : That is a question too solemn and profound for me to touch. I believe in the immortality of the soul and the reality and glory of the heav enly state. I believe in the eternal hap piness of the righteous and in the suf ficiency of the blood of Christ to save; all who come to God by Him, but when I am called on to say whether this man or that has been saved I feel that I am not appointed to settle such a question.. It would not be well to sneak with flin- - f - r pant confidence about the salvation of a man who dies under the penalty oJtt" hitman law. The cause of religion has been put to shame by the sentimejjtaL way in which many victims of the gal- lows have been triumphantly shouted to Heaven by sympathetic ministers.. On this question I choose to be silent. and leave the result to that God into- whose presence the prisoner's spirit, has. gone. Reporter : Did he often talk of his. religious creed and hope? Dr. Hatcher : Yes, he talked ; not very freely, and never with one symp- torn of cant or whimpering sentiment, His expressed belief in divine things was clear, reverential, and outspoken. Reporter: What did he believe? Dr. Hatcher : He said more than once that he fullv accented 'the Srrin- tures as the Word of God, and hung his hopes upon its promises. He was reared under Christian influences, and his mind was evidently impregnated with Christian doctrines. He said that his hope rested upon the merits of an- other. You know that he professed conversion when he was fifteen Years of age and united with the church. He never affected much devoutness in my presence, and I cannot say that he was specially pious. I have heard that his Christian walk was not very consistent, though his church, up to' the time of his arrest, had the fnl W ronfid-nr. in I -p - - - wava vM'Vr his religious character. RELIGIOUS CONDITION. Reporter : Did he seem to have any trouble about his religious condition ? Dr. Hatcher : Sometimes he did. He had one stacserine doubt. He said that the nrnmivi! nf f irvl tntiparnnuM were very many and full, and that he thought he had pleaded those promise faithfully for deliverance from his cruel fate. He had hancrine on the wall of his cell a number of placards on which were printed various Scripture promises One day while we were talking on this subject ha arose rather nervously and went to the wall and uncovered the promise in Matthew xviii., 19 and 20, and said : How is this, Doctor ? There is the iromise that God will hear the prayer of two or three. I know that many more than that have been pleading for me, and yet no an swer seems to come." The act betrayed ntense feelin?r and a nainftd Hftnht I was the master passion it its wildest and fiercest form. Not that he ever exhibited any terror about death, bat continued on fourth tage. G