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CAPTAIN (MAS. KATE.
HE EXECUTED THE LINCOLN ooNSPinATons. IWeollecllone of an mnt That Thrilled Ilia Whole World--It It How an rmplo; ot Id lUllMrsr Mall Btrrlc or lb United Stale. Captain Chnrlos Hath oC Jaokeon, Mick., ivm saw more of tho Lincoln conspirators during thotr oonflneroont tli nn any othor man and who win de tailed by tho war departmet ns thu ex coutlnuer 0 thoso who were condemn ed la death, U now on employe ot tho postomeo department bolng a clerk In the railway mull servle. At the outbreak of me war lit enlisted In tho Seventeenth Michigan, wlUi tho rank ot second lieutenant, and saw native service until tho slots ot tho war. Ho was Riven tho position ot aid on tho etaff of Oe,i. Ilnrtntnft, and wns iwrv itiR In this capacity whon the general va hoatlly summoned to tVMhlngton early In April, 1S0S. Although tho gen. oral and hi itaft started Immediately for tho oapltnl, It was not until tho iiewH line aprend thrntighout the army that the president had fallen under the bullet of nn nsttassln. Thon thoso on Uie tnff understood the reason for their going. It wns In somo way con nected with tho punishment ot the criminals. On his arrival nt Washing, ton. which took plaoo after the killing ot llootu and tho Imprisonment ot somo CAPT. C. nATH. of the conspirators, ho was sent down to tho nrsonnl to have charge ot tho prison. In this way Cnpt. Hath enmo to have n part In tho oxecutlon. He is modost nnd rnthor nhuns publicity, hut tho othor day ho told nonio ot his Impressions galnod In tho porformanco ot his duty. It will remomborod thnt four of the ntuitlrntcrs wcro hanged. Uooth hiniNolt having been flint and hilled by tho soldlora In their pursuit The four wore: Hnrold.Pnyno, AUorot and Mrs. Surratt Arnold, Mudd and McLaughlin wcro sontonced to llfo Imprisonment and Spanglor to six years at the Dry Tortugas, He gardlng tho last named, Capt. Hath Bald: "Spangler was employed nt tho (boa ter before Lincoln was shot, being the house carpenter. He waa Ilooth's lac key, and although he had evidently been used by tho conspirator, yot it Is my firm belief that he was entirely Innocent of any Intentional part in the orirae. It was arranged that he should be nt the rear door of tho theater on the night ot the assassination to let IJooth out, nnd yot I know from his notion and conversation afterward, as well as from the others, that ho did mot know what he waa doing It for. Of course tho whole city was undo martial law nnd proceedings wero not the samo a they would have been If tho civil authorities had been In swny. I remembor tho day ot tho execution Spangler was protty nervous. lie told ine afterward how ho had folt. Ho did not know thnt tho military law re quired tho reading ot tho sentence ot doath to tho accused, and so whon ho heard the prlsonors Payno, Hnrold, At zerot and Mia. Surratt being taken out bo said to himself, 'That Is tho flrst batch. Am I In the second?' And liu listened to Uie sound from tho prison yard, tho moving about and the commotion, then Uie deathly stillness ntnl finally the horrible lurching of tho prisoners to death. Spangler told me that he lived a year In that one hour land a long year at that, for every min ute he felt that the door of his cell might swing open nnd the guards ap pear to accompany him out to the scaffold. It was when I took him out of the prison to lw sent to the Dry Tor tugas that he looked up at the gallows and blenched terribly at the thought of what had gone through his mind, and then be tot : mo all about It The oioet acute agony eoukl searoely be worse than that dreadful waiting, walling, with Just the bait eerlalHty that death would be his lot beore many minutes were gone. lie was the only one of the lot that was not guilty. The others never denied their guilt, disputing sometime llttlo questions of dates and places. Hut their whole tearing and the ec-n versa Uon when they eame together In tho prison yard confirmed their guilt. Tho execution ot the four was delayed considerably by the tardiness of den. Haneoek, secre tary of the war department It was to hare taken plaee at 2 o'clock in the afternoon, but we had orders not to proceed without the general. Two o'clock eame and went, then 2:15, and till a on. Haneook did net appear. Finally be eame, panting a little, and cowing to me to be a HUle excited, fie went with mo Into the prison and rid: 'Clo ahead.' 'Her. too-all four of than, gen eral?' I asked. " 'Yea. all tour el tbs.' "And so we went ahead. The reason I asked that question and got that 'csswer was that there had beta some effort mado to nve Mrs. Burnrlt' When (Ion. Hancock told me to set ready for tho oxocutlon ot Mrs, Surratt he said that I could got ready to exe cute four of them, but I might not have to exoouto more than throe. Ot course I know that meant that an ef fort was being mndo to raro Mrs. Bur rait And so Rtiro wan I that this would bo dono thnt tho very morning of tho execution, when Mrs. flurrntt's llttlo daughter como to tho door of the room whore I was lying down And looked frlghtoncd at the sight of Uie nooses lying on tho floor I longed to say to her: 'Annie, your mothor will bo saved; don't bo afraid.' But ot course 1 couldn't do bo. for 1 might bo doing wrong. Payne had aald to me, after having sent for mc, that bo had had something on his mind for n long time. 'It I had two lives,' ho said, 'I would glvo ono of thorn to eavo Mrs. Burratt.' Ho then told me that sho was not guilty and that It waa only bocnuio he had been captured In her houso that alio was nrreatcd. I told Assistant Secretary of War MaJ. Eck trt of Payno's conversation, and I was requested to Immediately write it out and send It up to tho department This I did. Dut nil efforts wero In vain. Mrs. flurrntt's counsel, not knowing of the Inclination to liavo his client, mndo a foolish movo on tho day a' 'ho exe cution. Ho aworo out n warrant for tho arrest of (Ion. Hancock on tho cliargo of having pneeoeslon ot Mrs. Surrnll's body, nnd the secretary of war was detained by tho Justlco beforo whom tho warrant wna brought Of course, as martial law prevailed, all that had to bo dono was to sond down to tho war dopartmont and a dotack mont of soldiers was sent up. Tho sec rotnry was rolcasod, but this waa tho cause ot his dolny In coming to tho ex ecution. "Pnyno was the pluckiest ot oil tho prisoners. Ho was a great big fellow, and I liked him first rate. Ho waa a man of wonderful fortitude. Hlght after his arrest ho mndo an attempt to dash his brains out against the sldo ot his cell. Aftor thnt wo put hoods on thorn nil, great thlok, qullt-llko nr rnngementa which covorod tholr heads and came down over Uiolr faces below the shoulders. It was hot weather and tho prisoners suffered n good donl, but Payno novor uttorod n complaint Ho hnd boon n eonfodornto soldier, nnd It was found that his nnmo was not Payno nt nil. This was ascertained whon he was confronted with his old nogro nurso who had brought him up. Sho throw hor nrms nround him and cnllod him by his name, but he never flinched nnd protended not to know her. He probably did not wan; to bring bis family nnmo Into dlsroputo. Whon nil was ready for tho oxccutlon and tho nooses wcro nround tho pris oners' nocks I stoppod up to Payno and tightened tho knot on his a llttlo, toll ing him Uiat it would bo over tho moro speedily, "You know best captain,' said he. Thoso wero tho Inst words of a man who was worthy of a hotter cause. "It was two years lator that Mrs. Stirrntt's son, who had mndo good his ofccapo, waa hoard from In Italy. Ho hnd gono to Quebec nnd from thoro to Italy, where ho oullsted In tho pope's army. Thinking that all had blown over, ho ono day told his chum what part he had taken In tho plot to kill Lincoln. Tho popo nt once hnd him Imprisoned nnd ho wns brought to this country, nut ho was tried by civil authority nnd was acquitted." A few days ago, whon tho Grand Ar my ot tho nopubllc hnd Its mooting In Washington, somo ot tho old soldlora from Capt Itnth's city notloed that atl tho buildings wero decorated with flags oxrept tho ono across from tholr hotel. On Inquiry they found that this was a cigar store kept by Mrs, Burma's sis ter, who had said tlmo and ngnln that ono ot thoso Michigan follows had hanged her sister. WILL CHHISTEN THE MI88OUM. MI11 Mnrlon Cockrcll, who has been selected by Hecrctary of tho Navy Long to christen tho now battleship Mlig.COCKHBLL. Missouri. Is the daughter of United State Senator Francis Marlon Cook roll of Missouri. The new man-of-war will be ready for launohlng In Oelober, and the ceremonies will take plaeo at tho Newport News shipyard. The peo ple ot Bt. Louis and Missouri will endeavor to make the erent a raemorablo one. Tho governor and thousands of eminent meg, and t! sir families will go to tho shlpwards via Washington, where they will be joined by the president and government ofllelals. Miss Coek- rel Is a beautiful and accomplished! young lady, and a representative daughter ot Missouri. During her res idence at the national capital she has beeorae well acquainted with the secre tary and Mia Long, his daughter, and It Is said that old acquaintance prompted the secretary to ask Miss Qeekrell to christen the fittest battle-' ship ot the navy. Esteem It a great thing always to act as ono and the tame man, Seneca. ,t)UIl BUDGET OF FUN. 1 BOMB OOOD JOKES) OHIQINAL AND SELECTED, A Variety ot JohM OIIim and Ironies Original and BeleeUd Hotsam and Jtim from tli Tld ot lloraor Willy Baying. Don't do Into rrilealar When you meet a polltlelsn ' Of a atrletly business kind, 'Who at last hna climbed Din laddsr And left nil his post behind, Tou must compliment him shrewdly It you don't want any row) Tou can sny you're glad he got there, , Uut you needn't mention how. You can speak with admiration Ot the plaeo ho's risen to y And talk about th future And tho thins that ho will do. Ilut brevity I safer, Simply mako your little bow And y you're slad ho got thore, And yeu needn't mention how. Washington Star. Dlieontlontd III Telephone. "Hnd my telophono taken out last wcok," said tho mnn who Is known In n cortnln section of Piety Hill as "such ft good neighbor." "Just ordered It back again. (Jot mad and cut my noso oft to splto my face. Deep-voiced mnn with an ofllclal tono called mo up and said ho wanted to test tho In strument. 'All right,' X called back, 'go ahead.' ' '"Please atnnd to tho right of tho transmitter and talk,' ho directed, and I did. 'Now to the loft,' and I did. 'Now klndlr talk rllrnntlv tnfn tho .transmitter,' and I did. 'Now stand ou your noaa ana talk,' and ho rung off before I had tlmo to paralzyo him with a few aentences. "A mnn novor reasons whon ho'a as wrathy as I was. I ordorcd that 'phono out Insldo ot an hour, or I'd romove it With nn ax." Detroit Frnn fProsa. tt'e Long Head. , "Do you think thnt nusslo ond Great Tl -t . 1 - ... ... ... .... ,miuuu win unnrmi nsKoa ma Augio- 'Saxon caller. f "Really," answorcd LI Hung Chang, who, ot courso, doos not understand elognnt distinctions In English, "I don't know that It mnes much dlf foronco to mo what thoy do with their arms, so long ns tholr legs remain In pulling distanco."--WnBhlngton Btnr. Mot Iter Ilori Laosb. Tho agitated girl looked back through tho cloud ot dust that roso la their rear. "Algernon," sho exclaimed la terror, "papa Is pursuing us." "Let him pursue!" chuckled Alger non. "The last thing I did botoro wo started out waa to slip out and chango his storogo battery. It's only got about one more mllo In it, and thon It'll stop dead." And oven aa Algernon spoko theso words his nutomobllo drow away from tho pursuer, while from the lagging maohlno far In tho rear came faintly to tho car hoarse erica ot Impotent rngc from tho baffled parent Chjcago Trlbuno. Tli Yonng Idea. Thoro waa a disagreement, and tho mother undertook to straighten things out "Why can't you play nicely ?" she asked, "Catiso 1 wants to host things' answered the youngor. Ho wants me to play I'm president ot Uie United Btates." "Well, why don't you?" "Cnuso It Is my turn to be Dewey." - Chicago Evening Post A Matter of Habit. "I'm aorry for our prcsldont," tald the French, ofllclal. "He has an ordeal beforo him In whloh he will not get halt tho sympathy ho deserves. He owes it to tho public to havo somo pic tures takon." "That Is simple enough." "It soema so. Uut think of a man in his position bolng told to look pleas ant rWoshlagton Btar. Ill Peculiar Shape "How can you toll a monopolist?" won tho question. "Uy his Btomnoh," was tho answer ot tho boy who had boon studying po litical cartoons and who had Uius Im bibed the Idea that monopoly Is a mere mattor ot wolght Chicago Post Wanted Advle. Hor rnthor If you nro already en gaged and matters tiavo boon eottjod between you, what do you warit I J see mo about? Tho Uiiddlng Financier I would like to know from you whother it'o adfls-' nblo to marry her. Life. CHOLLY'O ADVANTAGE. Our ChollyDon't yoti get, Insultejft sometimes, nnd thon don't you wisGj,. ,you wcro a man? Avoid BubitltatlOli. "Out I pretor another!" she object ed. A flereo desperation took posses sion nf him. "I am Just as good as nnothorl" ho cried. Now sho laughed In his face. To be euro n woman Is n woman, but love Is not precisely like the drug business, after all. Detroit Journal. ' A Shot at Kaaan. "Yes. air," sold the quiet man, "wo want tho army reorganized." ' "You think we ought to have more soldiers Y" "I haven't studied the question that far. Uut tram some of the remarks that havo paesed I don't hesitate to enslude that we ntU mere oka p. lalns." Washington liar. Aftr in iioiidur. Little Hoy Ob, Mies Prim, I am o glad you're baek again!" dovernoM (muali pleased) I'm glad you're getting fond of your leasons! Little I)oy-Oh, It Isn't that I was thinking how much I shall enjoy my halt holldaysl-Plsk-Mo-Up. Why ah Did II. -Why Is it." they asked, "that you lot your huiband have his own way In everything?" "Ileenuie." she replied, "I like to have some one to blame when tblug go wrong." Ilestan Journal. In the Dark. Wife (ominously)! know where you were last night. tirl Husband (Irritably) "Then why don't you tell me? Can't yeu see I'm In bw mood to be kept In susponai?"ie Uolt Journal Mlss Sampson Why, what do you do It you got Jnsultod? . Cholly I oh, I Ignore tho beast. -Now York Times. I'oor Tominjl Teaoher What's tho matter with you today, Tommy? You seem to be nervous and uneasy. Tommy I nm. Yostordny wns my pa and ma'a wooden wedding and near ly nil tho neighbors seutcm shingles." Chicago News. Tli Heal Mournert. "I have heard," aald the mothor, "that your htfsband Is a sad gambler?" 'No, mamma," answered the brldo. "It Is tho other men who are sad." Tlt-Ults. Not to II (lot ma or. Merchant (let out or I'll call the porter to threw you out Drummer I wish yeu would call him. Perhaps! con sell something to him. Megamuorfer llhtetter. Itail ot llaieullii (Itndtr. W0U yeu My 'boa est politics is' tf resist1' M'ls.' of course. Honest politics U always singular." Indianapolis Jour-l WITHOUT A PARALLEL KILLED ONE MAN TO TEnniPY ANOTHER. riihhooki Bent by Mall Woman Bhoots Iloek Bait Ida Ltt and Another roliom Hatband with Cc-Wath Strang Trenoli Crime. Parisians are regaling themselves with tho details ot a scries ot strango crimes unparalloled In their dovlllsh Ingenuity, their romantic clemonta and all tholr circumstances. Tho dally nowspapors are filled with facts that surpass all the imaginings of Eugene Sue. Strange to sny, acton and ac tresses from tho stngo are largoly con cerned In thoso dramas ot real llfo. One actress has scat another a box ot medicine wafers filled with fish hooks. Another actress, wlfo ot a prominent theatrical monngor, is on trial for at tempting to poison her husband with tho ntroplno that sh nlso used for hor own eyes. Hobbors who threatened tho llfo of n rich man havo taken tho llfo of another man meroly to domon etrato to tho object ot their throats that thoy wcro In earnest A Jilted girl Iioa taken rovongo on her lover by rhootlng rock salt Into him, which Is ono ot the most painful Inflictions that tho human mind could devlso. Mllo. Hcglna Mnrtlai Is tho woman accused of sending concealed fish hooka to her rival, Eugonlo Darcsto. Mllo, Martial waa until recently nn ac tress at tho Amblgu theater, which Is tho great Parisian homo ot melodrama. Thoro sho becamo familiar with evory form of villainy and crlmo known to tho melodramatic nuthor, and ho has attained a high dovclopmcnt In France. Apparently madomolsello sot her mind to plan a moro hideous nnd flondlsh form of murdor than any that had entered tho head ot an Amblgu author. Mile. Darcsto waa also an octrees nt tho Amblgu thoator. Probably Ameri cans will bo pleased to call It tho Am biguous theater. Sho la a bandsomo woman of tho rich dark opulont south ern type. Thoro was only ono shadow In hor llfo until sho received tho waf ers. It wan that sho was growing fat On Feb, 28 sho rccolvcd through tho malls a small package. When sho opened It sho found It contained waf ers of "cachets," as thoy aro called In Fronch pharmacies. Thoy wore 1 bout an Inch In dlamotor, tho samo slzo as a well-known American brand of hcad ncho wafers. Tho box waa labolod: "A euro euro for obesity. Tako six dally between meals." Insldo tho box wns a slip ot thin paper, on which wns written! "Do try them. I bnvo used thorn mysolf and know thoy will do you good. From a friend," Mllo. Darcsto was so much preoccupied by hor in creasing obesity that sho had no dis position to ho auspicious and was will ing to try almost any romcdy. Sho Immediately took two ot tho waters, and beforo night tlmo sho had swal lowed eight two moro than tho dlroc tlou required, Early tho noxt dny sho was taken III with oxcruclatlng pains In hor stomach and vnrlous parts ot ltor body. Sho told tho doctor about tho pills and, ot courso, ho promptly ex amined them. To his horror ho found that each ono contained a good-sized stcol fish hook with barbed point Mllo. Darosto was romoved to tho hospital, whoro sho now Ilea In a critical state, suffering Intensely. It Is uncertain whether sho will dlo or whother cho will bo condemned to yoars ot painful Invalidism. It eho had only ono fish hook In hor It might bo removed, but It would bo a terrible operation to search for eight of them throughout hor system. Tho doctors ngrco that a moro cruel Bchcmo of rovongo could not havo been carried out. At tho samo tlmo thoy can not help pointing out that tho waXorf! havo actually accom- M. DIANCHINI. pllshed tho object of reducing tho woman's flesh. When sho was questioned by tho po lite Mile. Darcsto Immediately reealled a quarrel that she had had with Mile. Heglna Martial. It appeared that a rich young man had transferred hli af fections from Mile. Martial to Mile, Darcsto after a brilliant auccess achieved by tho latter as the heroine of a drama called "Les Egorgeurs do Paris" "Tho Cutthroats ot Paris." Mile. Martial showed her resentment so violently at tho time that eho was dismissed from Urn company. Mile. Martial is oven better known in the theatrical world of Paris than Mllo. Dareste. The crime wns easily traced to her. At tho preliminary examina tion she confessed and said that she had merely Intended to mako her rival temporarily III, so as to prevent her from playing. Another drama of real life, In whloh theatrical persons are concerned, Is ex citing Paris. M. nianohlnl, former di rector ot the Illdoredo Music hall, married a lady who was a music hall artist Ho discovered that sho was un faithful and gave her cause for obtain ing a dlvoree trom him. They con tlnued on friendly and visiting terms. M. Dlanoblnl was taken dangerously III. Ills ex-wire called to see him con tinuously. Various eminent doctors said that ho waa suffering trom braU fever, Inflammation of tho lungs, nnd Influonsa, and recommended that his skull be trephined. Ills condition was steadily becoming worso, when Mme. niancblnl asked ono ot the doctors for eomo atropine for her eyes. Tho doc tors Immediately formed an idea con cerning his patient's Illness, and sent niancblnl to tho country, concealing his whereabouts from his ox-wlfo. Ho recovered. Mrao. niancblnl Is now on trial for attempting to poison hor di vorced husband. A wcnlthy merchant ot Nancy, named Mathlos, had been mndo the ob ject of n moro awful threat than has over como undor the notice ot the po lice In a modern civilized community. Ho received a letter demanding from him the sum ot CO.OOO francs, undor pain of death. In this lottcr tho writ or said 1 "Wo roqulro you to pay us CO.OOO francs boforo April 20. Wo glvo you plenty of tlmo to mnko up your mind and to discover that we aro In earnest In order to porsundo you how llttlo we regard tho taking ot human llfo wo will kill a man within thrco days. You will find his body In tho nuo St Max with a bullet through his heart Wo should kill you with as llt tlo pity ns wo should kill n rat. Your death would bo n useful examplo to others." MaUilns considered tho Inn guago of this lettor bo oxaggeratod and preposterous that at first It Boomed to MLLE. REQINA MARTIAL. him moro lllco n practical Joko than a threat To his horror, tho newspnpers within thrco dnys announced that the doad body of n man had boon found shot through tho heart at tho corner ot tho Huo do Llllo and tho nuo St. Max. Thoy addod that ho was a poor man of rcspoctablo llfo nnd regular habits, and no posstblo motlvo could bo assigned for his murder. On tho day following tho murdor Mathlas re ceived anothor lottcr which said: "Your victim has fallen. Forty min utes ago a man, apparently ot tho working class, was killed by a ballot through his body In tho Huo St. Max. This Is simply to show you that we aro In no fear ot sacrificing human llfo." Tho dead man was a gardener named Lotelllor. Tho pollco havo been ablo to discover no motlvo for his mur der nnd no clow to tho Identity ot his murderers. Tho spot whoro ho was murdored Is aurrounded entirely by buslnoss buildings In which thoro Is ordinarily not n slnglo human bolng nt a Into hour ot tho evening. As soon as ho road ot tho murder Mathlas showod his own threatening letter to tho pollco. Naturally ho bellovcs that tho murderers who would kill a man meroly as nn examplo would havo no hesitation In killing him, Ho Is guard ed night and day by tho police. Ho Is uttorly prostrated by foar, and unless tho pollco discover tho author or the authors of tho crlmo ho will pay tho 60,000 francs rather thau dlo of fright. Tho fact that tho day fixed for his death Is -.omo tlmo nhoad only adds to his torror. It is only so much moro tlmo In which to wony himself to death. Ho now teds that It would havo boon cheaper to pay tho CO.OOO francs than to suffor so much. Another crlmo which is exciting Paris Is ot a less growsomo naturo than the last, but Is yet remarkably strango. A girl named Margucrlto Bylvnln was desertod by hor lover, Alpbonse Du rand. Sho was a porson ot habitually vlolont tompor, and a heavy bottlo aimed by hor at her lover's head was tho Immedlnto causo ot their separa tion. Three days aftor that event sho surprised him at a onto concert In the noulovard Montmnrtro. She presented a heavy, old-fashioned revolver nt him and fired almost point blank. The ter rified man hold his bauds beforo him In supplication and uwalted death. Sho fired. Initoad ot tho fatal bullet bo felt a frightful burning and stinging sensation over the chest and stomach. Thon ho dropped down unconsoious from pain. Ho was removed to tho hospital, and there It was found that tho girl had fired a ohargo of rock salt Into blm. It bad eutured his body In Innumerable places, Durand now lies In a critical condition, suffering from exhaustion oauscd by pain. When tho girl was arraigned before tho Jugo destruction nnd told of her victim's sufferings sho laughed loudly and de clared that ho was suffering no more thon sho Intended ho should. It Is probnblo sho will be acquitted, as Parisian Jury always sympathizes with a woman who gives way to her pas' lions. Wolf Chat at Champaign. Ftvo hundred sportsmen Joined In a wolf chase In the west part ot Cham paign county, Illinois, covering five townships. Pour lines of mun on foot, began to move at 8 o'eloek, the round up being a large paiture field four miles northeast ot Mahomet They failed to get a single wolf, althocgh largo number of them have been ta In the neighborhood fr the past ijw' sttonUus