The Indian Chieftain. (Vinita, Indian Terr.), Vol. 8, No. 49, Ed. 1, Thursday, August 14, 1890 Page: 1 of 4
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Berated te the Intercut af the Chcrnkcci. Chectaws Chickasaw. ScmlHelc. Creeks ami all Other Indian of the Indian Tcrrltery.
VINITA INDIiVN TERRITORY THURSDAY AUGUST 14 1890.
VOL. VIII. NO. 49.
CHIEFTAIN PUBLISHING CO.
Mra. Sarah H. Swaxs a sister cf the
late ex-Senater Kiddleberger died at
Btlsberg Ya. recently.
Iris reported that Italy Is to be al-
lowed a lk of Africa by the consent
at Xnglaed asd Germany.
SraciAX. ceart festivities were held at
Germany in. honor of the
te the teterssonal medical
r Between the Grand Army f ac-
at Xew Orleans has been ended by
Oman&er-la-Chlaf Alger in favor ot
Captain Gray the regular department
Mas. Mart J. Houtss novelist is
Btadyisg phases of Sac Francisco life as
material far 'a aovel that will be her
twestg ninth. Xext year she willTisit
Gsnaiu i.LkwWaixack is using some
e his nBBcr leisure at his Crawfords-
Tille homo I pushing to completion his
xew serel the scene of which is laid in
-new1 revenue cotter Winona
. after Secretary Windom's home
has been successfully launched at Wil-
KiBgtoB Del from Fuzzy Jt Jones'
jars. She Is 146 feet orcr all. SS beam
asd 9 deep.
HiBTtXEZ Sobkal the Minister of
"Foreign A fairs has heen thrown into
ptUon by Presedest Barrillas of Guate
mala ehaegea with being- a traitor he
having heen detected In secret comon-
ateattea with Salvador.
The American party holding lis State
eoBrentten. in San Francisco nominated
General Bid well ot Cbico for Governor.
A long platform was adopted advocating
perfect freedom for Americans but ex-
el lading fereigaers from our shores.
Iris said that in Shakespeare's time
the "Midsummer Xlgbt's Dream" was
ease played in the quadrangle at Wil-
ts Sense Salisbury the seat of the
Sari C Tern broke. In the came quad-
gangie has just been performed "As You
XBfe it" for the delectation of the pres-
ent Bar! ad Cosntess.
Tk hronaa statue of a Confederate
soldier erected by the Confederate JIc-
mortal Association to the memory of
those who went from Baton Rouge Par-
ish Ja serve the cause of the South was
availed at Baton Rouge La. on tho
Sth the day being the anniversary of
the battle at Baton Rouge
W. (V BnmtPOif who has just been
dcied.hy the faculty ot De Fauw tJnt-
3m Indian to the chair of
.English literature in "tat
is en-lv twestv-flve rears of
age. Jnraas however tafcen the blgh-
estnanjc at Brown. Mat mi and Cornell
a a briiliaet student aed'aeholar.
A mwatot has heen received from
Wjlsnd to the effeai- that the Iowa
from Boston had landed at Liverpool
with a cargo of swine of which 315 had
asrkte lever. The Kansas also from
Seatemr-hrought- asothr Jot of 357 of
which . . were afflicted with the same
disease. All were immediately slaught-
CtWaV W AvsiKLl BE
Ik the English Commons Mr. P.
O'Brien member for North Monaghan
ashed whether the Guvemmentin tended
la prosecute the poet Swinburne for
writing a poem inciting the murder of
the Csar. Mr. O'Brien was proceeding
to lead the poem when tho Speaker
sailed him to order saying that Parlia-
ment eould "sot control the poems of
Ccumc-rs at work in the shoe shop at
the Massachusetts State prison becom-
ing angered at tho punishment inflicted
npen "Chicken Walsh" for attemptine
te eeeape created a disturbance the
ether day. They cut up the manufact-
ured Steele damaged the machinery and
awash d the windows of the shop.
Twelve et the ringleaders were placed
is solitary confinement.
BBTWsesTATlVE Exxocof Tennessee
hesia&educedarcsolution in the House
which was referred to the Committee on
Seles to further extend tho investiga-
tfen of the charges against Comuissionci
af Pensions 3aum so as to inquire intc
the easiness relations existing between
the Commissioner and bis son John
Baem who is engaged in tho prosecu-
tion of pension bounty claims.
Major Holme serjeant-at-arms of
the House says that he has not re-
ceived orders to dock absent Congress-
men of their pay. but that there is a
good deal ot probability that such a
coarse maybe taken it certain members
aetorioHS for their absenteeism persist
in absenting themselves without leave
altheagh protecting their votes with
private pairs. This dockage will be
the last resort to compel attendance and
secure and hold a quorum. It has not
heen enforced for many years. In fact
no one connected with the House has
any recollection of it having ever been
Tax big medical men of Vienna have
just heen thrown into a panic by the
discovery that for sixteen months they
have been allowing a young dry goods
elerk to treat patients in the large city
hospital. The clerk snam is Patroncr.
Be got his position in the hospital by
means of forged diplomas. During tho
day he sold thread and ribltons and at
night ho mado the round of his ward.
He has never studied medicine and is
therefore supposed to be responsible for
any number of death. The swindle
was discovered in consequence of his
arrest for forgery and embezzlement in
his dry goods business. He is- in jalL
Thk order of f be t-ecrejary of War re-
ducing cavalry and infantry regiments
from ten to eight companies is being
pet in forcn in -Anions and companies
of each regiment are being distributed
among tho other companies. Armyofil-
cers declare that this order iJ tho Sec-
retary of War is in violation of law; that
Congress is the only power which can
'decrease tho number of companies in
regiments. A promlnontoffloersaid: "If
tho Secretary of War has power to reduce
the number to eight he has Uie power
to reduce them to one and thus red nee
the army to a few companies. The in-
crease or decrease ot the army requires
an act of Congress. There is mnch feel-
lag in army circles over the action ot
Annum Knurr of the big gun family
of Germany has arrived in Xew York.
He will make an extensive trip through
tho United Stales to stady Its iron in-
dustries and will attend the convention
of German d English founders and
NEWS OF THE WEEK.
Gleaaed By Telegraph and MoO.
THE Senate devoted the entire eIon on
the ttb to consideration or the Tariff bill
There wn quite an animated dlscuailon in
the House on the resolution offered by Jit
Camming (X. T.) for an Invest igatlon Into
the acts of the secretary of the Navy In or-
derlag extra work to be done at the KIttcry
navy j ard (In Speaker Heed's district) oit
before the clretlcn a snbttitnte hiving been
reported from the Committee on Rales asking-
the Secretary for his reasons for so doing-
The substitute was adopted. The Com-
mittee on Klccilons made a report on tho
BrecUnridtre-ClaTton case from Arkansas
declaring the scat brld by Mr. Breckinridge
vacant and tbe Deficiency bill was farther
dobatea. bat not completed.
Arm some routine business te s-enaie
on the 6th proeeedeJ to crnslder the Tariff
bill the Iron ore section blng under con-
s deration. A lone diacuialoa was had on
Mr. Gorman's m-tlon to reduce tbe dnty on
Iron ore from J to SO cents per ton. A mo-
tion by Hr. rinmb to amend by making It CO
cents was accepted by Vr. Gorman but It
was defeated by 39 to a. ttest-m Dawes.
Ingalla. Paddock and lluxnb voting aye with
the Democrats rending further considera-
tion the Senate adournrd....Tne Iionse
agreed to the oinference report on the Orig-
inal raekafce bill by 129 ye&s to 91 nays. The
bill provides that all Intoxlcatlrg liquors
transported Into any State and remaining
therein fcr consumption or storage shall
upon arriving In such State bo subject to
the lavs ot tbe same and shall not be ex-
empt by reason ot being In original pack-
ages. The Deficiency bill was then consid-
ered until adjournment.
Aftek preliminary morning business the
Senate resumed tbe Tariff bill on the Tlh. the
Iron schedule being under consideration.
The bat was laid aside to receive tbe con-
ference report on the Sundry Civil bill
which was ordsred printed. Senator Hoar
from the Elections Committee reported a
substlmte tor the Houvi Federal Election
bill. Placed on the calendar and after re-
ceiving tbe conference report oa tbe Fort I
fieatlons bill the Senate adjourned ...The
Iionse in Committee of the Whole about
completed tbe General Deficiency blL -nd
a bill was pissed applying the later-State
Commerce law to unincorporated exprers
companies and Me House adjourned.
Tna Senate on tbe 6h agreed to Senator
Flnmb's concurrent resolution for there
moral rf General Grant's remains to the
Arlington National cemetery. It agreeable to
tin. Grant. The crnlcrenre report on tbe
Fortifications bill was agreed to. Tbe con
ference report on the Sundry Civil bill was
agreed to and a new conference ordered on
the Items oa which there had been no agree-
ment. The Tariff bill was further dla
cussed and a resolution pssed scceptlng
from the National Encamnaient of tbe G. A.
B. a statue and pedestal ot General Grant to
be erected in the capital. ..Ihe Honte took
up ths General Deficiency bill and after
some dlscnsslon passed It. Th Honte then
got Into a I angle oil a report irom tbe Com-
mittee on Bulrs to Immediately disagree to
Senate amendments to the Indian Appro-
priation bill. Tbe fact soon appeared tbat
no quorum was present and the Iionse ad-
Jonrned. Tnx Senste on tbe. 9th further attempted
tn consider the Tariff bill but noquorum was
present and an adjournment was soon had.
When the IIne met the Senato Joint
resolution was paaoed by unanimous con-
sent accepting from tbe G A.B. a statue of
General Grant. Tbe resolution reported
from the Committee on Rule r vidingfor
t-mited debate on the Senate amendments
to the Indisn Appropriation bill came up
and alter being adopted tbe Ilnnse non-concurred
in the Senate amendmenta and ad-
journed. FEKSO.VAJ. AND rtll.ITICAr-
Pjiesidest Ceiaiax of the Argentine
Bepublic. declares his resignation irre-
vocable. The President and Postmaster-General
returned to Washington on the 6th
from Cape May Point.
Iowa Democrats have nominated the
following ticket: Secretary ot State
William U. Chamberlain; Auditor D. a
Witter Treasurer William L. White;
Attorney-General. Cyrus H. Mackey;
Judge of tho Supremo Court. P. It.
Wolfo; Clerk of tho Supremo Court T.
J. Sankey; Reporter of the Supremo
Court- Theodore W. Ivory; Hallway
Commissioner Peter A. Doy.
The Democrats of tho Eleventh
Illinois district havo nominated Iten-
jamin T. Cable ot Hock Island for Con
Congkessmaat Brnox X. Cctcheos
has been renominated by tho Republic-
ans of the Ninth Michigan district.
Tun Democrats ot tho Seventh Texas
district have renominated Congressman
GDATEMAI.AX revolutionists to the
number of 3000 under Generals Estan-
islas Sandoval Maximo Cercna and Al-
fonso Irangaray were defeated by
Guatemalan regulars under General
Pedro Barrillas brother of tho Presi-
dent. GKomiiA Democrats bavo nominated
Hon. J. W. Korthcn ot Hancock Coun-
ty for Governor.
David D. Cclbermix has been renom-
inated by the Democrats of tho Texas
Fourth Congressional district.
About ISO members ot the Hocso of
Representatives havo united in a request
to the Committee on Rules to report a
resolution for a recess.
The people of Buenos Ayrcs paraded
let off fireworks and illuminated their
houses in honor of tho election ot Dr.
Pelllgrinl to the Presidency.
Xoirrn Dakota Democrats have nomi-
nated John D. Denton of Fargo for
Congress and W. X. Roach of Grand
Forks for Governor.
It F. Sm.vu.wood has been elected
Governor ot the Choctaw Nation de-
feating W. X. Jones.
The Anti-Lottery convention at Raton
Rouge La. adopted a lengthy address
to tbe peoplo ot the United States on
the widespread evils connected with
this form of gambling and swindling.
Tnn press of France almost unani-
mously approves tho agreement with
England with regard to Afr.ca.
Tun Senate has adopted Mr. Plumb's
joint resolution for the removal i.l the
remains ot General Grant from Xew
York to Arlington cernriwy-
Tnrnn was a well founded report that
President ItarrtUas ot Guatemala had
John I!otu:0"Rki.t tho well known
Irish poet and editor of tho Boston
Pilot died on tho 10th. Ho was born
in County Meath Ireland Juno 28
The Pope and the Czar havo failed to
cotiio to terms as to better religious
treatment of Roman Catholics in Poland
and tho Czar's envoy Issolsky has left
Rome toboalHentfuranindoflniU time.
Hox. Miltox W. Retmijs well
known tbroegbout tho West under the
nom d plume of "Kicking Itird" died
at Edmond. Ok. on the Uth. Hn was
born at Elroira X. Y.. May 25 1S53.
The Inter-Stato Commerce Commis-
sion has announced its decis on in tho
case ot Uie San Bernardino Board of
Trado against tho Atchison Topoka &
Santa Fo Railroad Company and othors
in favor ot tbe complainant Possiblo
water competition can not be pleaded
as an excuo for setting aside the law.
It viowof the protests filed by tho nu-
merous boards ot trade the Government
statistician has decided not to change
tho hour for issuing tho monthly crop
The Odd Fellows Xational Canton-
ment at Chicago was considerably
marzed by troublo with the railroads.
Sutebixtexdest Loomir of the Louis-
ville Xew Albany A Chicago railroad
has resigned. He says that Uie mon on
the road aro required to work too many
Turns was an alarming outbreak of
convicts in tho Massachusetts State
prison on tho 7th. It was not sup-
pressed -until firearms had been used
and the Boston police force had been
SECKETAnT Xontx has approved tho
recommendation of Superintendent
Porter for a recount of St Paul.
AitRAXriEVExrs are being made by the
labor leaders of Chicago for two gigantic
demonstrations Labor day tho first Mon-
day in September.
Tiro storms ono north and tho other
south of Montevedio Minn. played sad
havoc with the standing crops.
Virarea fndnAa ritTnfa eeyvirtl foe
the seven days ended August 7 num-
bered 20S compared with 189 the provl
ous week and S3 1 tho corresponding
week of last year.
While a party of bathers were enjoy-
ing themselves at St Ingoo's creek
MtL a passing steamer caused an un-
dertow which drew them out to sea.
Two women a girl and a boy were
drowned The otter nine were rescued
The cholera shows no signs of abate-
ment at Jeddah. There aro 170 cases ot
the worst typo ot the disease In that
city. The authorities have forbidden
pilgrims who havo been to Mecca to
embark at Jeddah.
Tun French Chamber of Deputies
will be asked at its next sessson
to authorize the construction ot a
Transsaharan railway in Africa.
A xtTMBEit of villages In Hungary havo
been destroyed by fires which havo
also devastated a largo section of coun-
try. Immense stores ot corn and other
grain have been burned and a terrible
destitution prevails among tho homeless
inhabitants. At Borosbociard a woman
and six children were burned to death.
TnE striko of the railway employes
of Wales has been settled.
Pkesidext IlAnrasox has sent a letter
from Governor Steele to Congress urg-
ing measures to relieve tho distress in
Tbaismex on the Xew York Central
deserted their posts at a preconcerted
moment on the evening of tho 6th. I
Great inconvenienco was caused to the
traveling public trains being stalled at
all manner of places. The striko was '
occasioned by dismissals for alleged in- !
sufficient reasons. i
WnrrE's wheel works at Fort Wayne
Ind. have been destroyed by fire. Loss .
135009. The concern had just been i
sold to the American Wheel Company.
SeveiiaLi ot the crew of tho Russian
man-of-war Tchesinaat Sebastopol have
been killed hy the bursting ot a steam
The census of the State uf Massachu-
setts with one city and three towns
estimated gives the total population as
SI91.3Su. While the State has not
fallen behind in its ratio of growth tho
number ot Congressmen will be tho
samo as at present
CosiriXTE census returns show the
population of Colorado to be 410500.
This is a gain oror 1S90 ot 216482. This
will give Colorado one additional Con
The German flag was L-lsted at Heli-
goland on Emperor William's arrival on
Ax epidemic ot hog cholera prevails
in dark County a
Xeah Acton vale fifty-four miles from
Montreal a lamp exploded in a sleeping
car of a Grand Army excursion train.
Tho car was burned completely hut no
passengers wcro hurt and no bsggago
Ci-earixg house returns for tho week
ended August 9 showed an average in-
crease of 16.8 compared with tho corre-
sponding week ot last yea . In Xew
York tho inercaso was 13.7.
The London Stock Exchange was dull
during tho week ended August 9. Paris
and Berlin reported firmness in
CnABtxs CoscnovE an aeronaut at
Portland Ore. on the 10th made a suc-
cessful ascension In a balloon to the
hoight of about 1.000 feet at which dis-
tance tho parachute was loosened.
When about 203 feet from the ground
he lost his hold and fell landing on a
paved street Ho was -nanglod almost j
Two schooners went down on Lake
Eric within a few miles of Cleveland
the other night during a gale. Captain
E. C Cummingsof tho Fannio L. Jones
Caudixal Xevoiax died on tho 11th.
He was born In London February 21
Duiuxa a sevens storm at Crofeldt
Germany a houso containing fifty per-
sons felL Twenty-six were killed and
nearly all the rest injured.
The railroad employes of England
and Scotland are reported to be prepar-
ing for a great striko for increased
Three men wero injured in a colli
gion between trains at Sparta Ky. tbn
other night Several cars wore tele-
scoped. Tnn forenco of American Consuls-
General t Pari adopted several recom
mendations among which is one favor-
ing lonioncy In enforcing the provisions
of tbe McKInley Tariff bllL
GoYKitxon W-tnixn of Wyoming was
reported lying dangerously ill at Chey
enne of brain fever.
TiiK.Italian Government has forbidden
any further emigration to isiulh
A coloxit sleeping oar on tho Great
Northern railroad was burned with all
its contents at Ada Minn. Tho passen-
gers bifitdy saved their lives.
Br a collision between an express and
a Ircignt train at Adams tenter A. i..
lmnui nf tr nminini ftf a HU-ItrtTi titn
engine four frMghts and two passenger i
cars were wreekod but no one was ser
FlItT ASMSTAXT I'OTMASlTK-GEXEIt-
ai. CtAUKox has tendered his rcsigna-
t-on to take effect SopU'mlxT I next
The I'ritish steamer Halcyon collided
with the British steamer Rhoubina near
Vigo Spain. Tbe Halcyon sank and
thirteen persons were drowned.
I'unumn Cmsri has ordered a list to
be made of all religious houses in Romo
with the view of confiscating those that
are liable to suppression under tho law.
The English Government has in-
formed Cardinal Ratnpolla. Papal Secre-
tary "' Jo that It is imposslblo for
Enp 3 receive a Papal envoy c- to
sen nistcr to the Vatican.
A FEAnrin. cloudburst was reported
in tho mountains abovo Boulder Col.
A Qifli named King and his wifo were
swept away with their ca'dn.
The Tariff bill was again boforo tbe
Senate ou the 11th. nothing of any con-
sequence transpiring. Tho Houso con-
sidered tbe conference i-eport on tho
Sundry Uv I bill without definite
THE NEW DEATH.
Execution of Eemmlor tho Mur-
derer at Auburn N. T.
The Flrt Man to Die Hy the Legal Appli-
cation or Hretrlclty The Flrat Trial
a Failure Tbe Second More
Avnonx X. Y. Aug. 7. With a short
sharp shock painless so far as the
werld will ever know tho soul of W1U-
iara kcmmlor was
separated from his
body at o:40 o'clock
At fire o'clock
thcro was a rapping
at room doors and a
throughout the ho-
tels at Auburn.
Warden Durston had
left a quiet "call"
for his witnesses.
and they wcro or-
dered to report at
tho prison at six o'clock. An hour be-
fore their coming Rev. Dr. Houghton
and Chaplain Yates appeared at tho
gatn of the prison and were admitted.
After brief consultation with tho war-
den they were taken to lvemmler's coll
where tho condemned man was already
awako and talking with his kecpor.
Kemmler breakfasted lightly. Re-
ligious services -.ore hold in his cell.
He mado his own toilet
About six o'clock tho witnesses began
to arnvo at tho prison and by 0:30 all
wore present and seated in a little circle
around the execution chamber vaitlng
for the appearance of tho warden and
At G:3S the door at the right of the
execution chamber opened and Warden
Durston's figure appeared in the door
way. Behind Iilra walked a spruce-iooK-
Ing broad-shouldered little man wear-
ing a full beard with carefully arranged
hair clustering about his forehead. He
was dressed in a now suit of clothing
a sack coat and vest of dark grey ma-
terial trousers of a mixed yellow pat-
tern and a white shirt whoso polished
front was expscddlreclJy below a litt'w
bow of lawn ot a black and whlto check
This was William Kemmler who was
about to undergo the sentence ot death.
Behind him walked Dr. W. E. Hough-
ton and Chaplain Yates.
Kemmler was by far tho coolest man
in the pariy. Ho did notlook about the
room with any special degreo of inter-
est Ho hesitated as tho door was
closed behind him and carefully locked
by an attendant on the other side as if
ho did not know exactly what to da
"Give me a chair will you?" said the
Some one quickly handed him a
wooden chair which ho placed in front
and a little to tho right ot tho execution
chair facing the little circle of men.
Kemmler sat down composedly looked
about him and then looked up and down
without any evidence ot fear or of es-
pecial interest In tho event His face
was not stolid it was not indifferent
Ho looked. If any thing as if ho were
rather pleased at being tho center of in-
terest Warden Durston stood at tho left ot
the chair with his hand on tho back of
it and almost at tho moment that
Kemmler took his scat ho began to
gpoakin short quick periods.
'Xow gentlemen" he said "this is
William Kemmler. I have warned him
that ho has sot to die and if ho has any
thing to say be will say it"
As tho warden finished. Kemmler
looked up and said in a high-keyed
voice without any hesitation and as it
he had prepared himself with the speech:
"Well. wish every ono good luck in
this worid and I think I am going to a
good place and tbe papers has been
saving a lot of stuff that ain't so. That
Is all I have to tolL"
With tho conclusion ot tho speech he
turned his back on the jury and took off
bis coat and banded it to tho warden.
This disclosed tho fact tbat a holo had
been cut from tho baud of the trousers
down so as to expose the base ot tho
spine against which ono of tho olec-
trodes was to press.
When his coat was off Kemmler
turned in tho direction of tho door
through which ho had come into tho
room and began to unbutton his vest
Warden Durston called attention to tho
fact that it was not necessary to rc-
movo his vet and Kemmler calmly
buttoned It again and carefully ar-
ranged his tie.
"Don't hurry about this matter" naid
tho ward "lie perfectly cool."
Kemmler was perfectly cool. Ho was
by all odds tbn coolest man in the room.
When his tio was arranged ho sat
down in tho electric chair as quietly as
If he Here sitting down to dinner.
Warden Durston stood on tho right
and Georgo Veiling of Albany on the
left They began Immediately to ad-
J""1 Ulp "traps around Kemmler's body
tho condemned man holding up his
arms so as to givo them every assist-
ance. Wien the straps bad been ad-
justed about tho body tho arms went
fastnnrd down and then tho warden
leaned over and parted Kemmler's feet
bo as to bring his legs near tho legs ot
When tbe straps had leen adjusted to
tlie lxly and limbs tho warden placed
his band on Kemmler's head and held
It against tho rubber cushion which
ran down tho back of tbo chair. Kemm-
ler's eyes wero turned toward tho oppo-
site sido ot tbe room. Before thoy had
followed tho warden in his movements
about. Then the condemned man mado
one or two remarks in a perfectly clear.
' compoted tone of voice: "Well I wish
I everybody good luck." was ono of them
and "Durston see that things are all
I right" was another.
i Deputy Vieling unfastened tho thumb-
screws which held tho figure 4 at the
back of tho (hair in placo and began to
lower it so tbat tho rnbber cap which
hold tbn baturaied spon;o pressed
J ajainbt lvemmler's head. The warden
assisted in tho preparation by holding
When tho cup had been adjusted and
clamped in place Kemmler sa:d: "Ob
you'd better press that down further I
guess. Press that down." So tho head
piece was undamped and pressed
further down. Whilo It was bsing
dono Kemmler said: "Well I want to
do tho best I can. I can't do any better
Warden Durston took in bis hand tho
leather harness which was to be adjust-
ed to Kemmler's head. It was a muzzle
of broad leather straps which went
across tho forehead and tho chin of tho
man in tho chair. The top strap pressed
down against tho noso ot Kcmmlor un-
til It flattened it down slightly over his
Whilo thostraps were being arranged
Kemmler said to the warden and his as-
sistant "Tako your tin. Don't bo in
a hurry. Bo sure that every thing is all
The door leading Into tho room where
the switches wcro arranged was partly
open. A man stood in tbe doorway
lieyond him wcro two other men.
Which of them was to touch tho lever
and mako the connection with the chair
was not known. Warden Durston says
It will never bo known.
Tho dynamo In tho machino shop was
running at good speed and the volt
meter on tho wall registered a Uttlo
more than 1000 volts. Warden Durston
turned to the assembled doctors thoao
immediately around tho execution chair
and asked: "Do tho doctors say it's
Hardly a minuto had elapsed sinco
tbo adjustment ot tho straps. There
was no time for Kemmler to have weak-
ened even It his marvelous courage had
not been equal to the test of further de-
lay. But there is no fear that ho would
havo lost courage. Ho was as calm in
the chair as ho had been before he en-
tered the room and during tbo progress
of his confinement by the straps which
At the warden's question. Dr. Fell
stepped forward with a long syringe in
his hand and quickly but deftly wet-
ted the two sponges which wero at the
electrodes one on top of tho bead and
tbo other at the baso of tho spine. The
water which ho put on them was im-
pregnated with salt
Dr. Spltzka then answered tbo war-
den's question with a sharp "All right"
which was heard by others about him.
"Ready" said Durston again and then
Ho stepped to the door and at tbo
opening said to some ono in tbo next
room but to whom will probably never
bo known with certainty: "Every thing
In almost immediate response and
as the stop watches in the hands of
some of the witnesses registered CMS1-'
the electric current was turned on.
There was a sudden convulsion of tbo
frame in tbo chair. A spasm went over
it from head to foot confined by the
straps and springs that held It firmly so
that no limb or other part of the body
stirred more than a small fraction of an
inch from its resting place.
Dr. McDonald uolil a stop watch In
his hand and as tho seconds flow by h.
noted their passage. Dr. Spitzka. too
looked at tho stop watch and as tbo
seventeenth second expired he cried
out: "Stop." "Stop" cried tho other
Tbo warden turned to tho doorway
and called out "stop" to the man at tho
lever. A quick movement of the arm
and tho electric current was switched
off. There was a relaxtlon of tho body
in the chair a slight relaxation but
tho straps held it so firmly that there
was not a quarter of an inch variation in
tbe position of any part of the frame.
Tho attending experts pronounced the
man dead but a closer examination
showed signs of lifo and Dr. Spitzka
cried out: 'Turn tho current on in-
stantly. This man is not dead."
Tho operator sprang to tho button and
gave a sharp quick signal. There was
a rapid response but quick as it was it
was not quick enough to anticipate tho
rgns of what may or may not havo been
As the group of horror-stricken wit-
nesses stood helplessly by all oyes fixed
on tbo chair Kemmler's lips began to
drip spittla and in a moment more bis
chest moved and from his mouth camo
a heavy sound quickening and Increas-
ing with every respiration if respira-
tion it was.
There was to bo no mistako this timo
about tho killing. The dynamo was
run up to its highest speed and again
and again the full current of 2000 volts
was sent through tho body in the chair-
How long it was kopt in action no ono
knows. To tho excited group of men
about the chair it seemed an intermin-
The current was applied until there
was no possiblo chance that Kemmler
Still lived. It was turned off thirteen
minutes after tho first shock wart ap-
plied. Kemmler was dead.
AUBUfcX X. Y- Aug. 7. Tho resnltn
the autopy on tho body of Kemmler
held three hours after death were made
public last night and is voluminous and
The body was woll nourished and the
skin had but few marks. Tho abrasion
on the finger was caused by a clinching
of the nails when the shock came. But
few drops of blood escaped. There was
a superficial burn on the bead where
the cup rested. A portion of tbo
skin over tho spino about threo
Inches wide nas badly burned.
On making an incision of tho skin
nothing remarkable was noticed. The
lungs were full of air and tho air cell
relaxed. Thediaphragtn was normal but
tho kidnoys wore congested. Scleral
emissions took placo at tbe time of the
Tho heart weighed three and one-half
pounds and was filled with blood show-
ing instantaneous stoppage of tho cir-
culation. Tho blood showed a marked
Tho Iwrn on tho skull affected only
the skin. The skull was normal and
tbe brain indicated a paralyzation of
nervn centers. There was undoubtedly
no pain from the shock. Tho brain
weighed forty-threx and a half ounces.
Examination nhoned no yosittvo traces
of insanity though -iis will lie studied
more carefully later by Drs. Spitzka
and McDonald. The cerebrum was
nearly normal the fissures ot the whito
brain matter lioing apparently undls-
turlied. The rerelielluni was if normal
size but lon evidence of a great shock.
Kemmler was not dead after the first
shock but probably did not gain con-
sciousness. Dr. Mirady gavo a long article to tho
press last night rolativo to execution by
electricity. He declares it Is not a suc-
cess by any means and as barbarous as
hanging. Tho prcparat on of tho con
demned man was far worse than that
forLcnging though neither aro painful.
Arrival of tho President and Re-
ception at Boston.
Well ttlanes to Thoae Who Upheld the
Flag In linj at Ferit Arrival or t&s
Xebnuka Delegation Sons
BosTox Aug. 12. As the Baltimore
flying tbo President's flag and bearing
President Harrison Secretaries Rusk
and Xoble and Private Secretary Hal-
ford entered Boston harbor yesterday
afternoon she was mot by tho other
vessels ot the fleet tho Atlanta Kear-
sagc tho gunboats Petrel and York-
town the dispatch boat Dolphin the
dynamite cruiser Vesuvius and the tor-
pedo boat Cushlng all savo the Kear-
sago and tho Cushlng firing salutes.
Tho revenue cutter Gallatin with Gov-
ernor Brackott Collector Beard and Mr.
and Mrs. McKeo on board escorted her
to her anchorage. Mayor Hart sad other
members of tho city government also
went down to tho harbor to welcome the
Chief Magistrate while Mrs. Xoble and
other ladies wcro on board tho Vigilant
President Harrison landed about 3:40 p.
m. amid tho thunder of cannon at
Rowo's wharf and was escorted to the
Hotel Vcndomo by tho First battalion
of cavalry. The route was through
Broad State Washington. School. Trc-
tnoct Boylston and Dartmouth streets.
Tbe sidewalks and windows along the
lino ot march which was neatly two
miles In extept were packed with enthu-
siastic multitudes whr. greeted the Presi-dcntwithhand-clappingandcheers.
President rode with Governor Brackott
in a carriage drawn by four dark bays.
He carried his hat in his hand and bowed
right and left at the greetings of the
throngs. Behind rode Secretaries Rusk
and Xoble and In a third carriage wore
Private Secretary Haltord and mem-
bers of tbe Governor's staff. President
Harrison occupies tho state suite at tbe
Vendome and the reception room has
been put in regal floral dress.
When the President entered the largo
dining room at Parker's he was greeted
with applause. Colonel Charles L.
Taylor acted as toastmaster and pre-
sented President Harrison who again
received an ovation Rising slowly.
President Harrison said:
"I do not count it tbo least of those
fortunate circumstances which havo oc-
casionally appeared in my life that I
am ablo to be here to-night to address
you as comrades of tho Grand Army of
the United States. Great applause.
It Is an association great In its achieve-
ment and altogether worthy of perpetr-
ation until the last of tho associations
have fallen into an honorable grave.
It is not my purpose to-night to
address you in an extended speech
but only to say that whether walking
with you. many of you. in the private
pursuits ot life or holding a place of
official responsibility Ican never In
cither forgot those who uptihld tho flag
of this Nation in thoso dayswhen It was
In peril. Every thing that was worthy
of preservation in our history. Every
thing that is glowing and glorious in
the future which we confront turned
upon the issue of that strife in which
you were engaged. Will you per-
mit mo to wish for each of
you lifo full ot all sweetness
and tbat each of you may preserve un-
dimmed the love for tbo flag which
called you from your homes to stand
under Its folds amid tho shock of battle
and amid dying men. I believo there
are indications to-day in this country ot
a revived love for the flag. Applause.
I could wish that no American citizen
would look upon It without saluting."
Upon concluding bis addre-H tho
President and members ot the Cabinet
withdrew from the ball.
Tho great arrival of tbo day was tbo
Xebraska train ot fifteen coaches bring-
ing Department Commander T. S. Clark-
son in tho State department headquar-
ters carv Tho veterans seemed to
breathe easier as they emerged from
their cramped quarters so tired and
the expression: "Been standing most ot
the way" was heard on all sides.
Interest centered Ir a thin-visaged
veteran surrounded by congratulating
comrades a survivor ot four prisons
Andersonvlllc Libby Savannah and
MUIon Lieutenant A. K. Comston. i
Tho report was current among this dele-
gation that 1000 veterans from Western !
districts ncro obliged to turn back at .
Chicago fcr lack of accommodations.
The busiest placo In town was tho j
headquarters of tbo bureau of informa
tion in charge of ihe Sons of Vetcans. i
It was tho estimated opinion that 10000
peoplo bombarded this bureau with a
fire of questions between seven and '
eleven a. m. Tho branch bureaus
throughout tbo city were equally busy.
That these institutions were a happy j
provision was early apparent and it ;
wonld have been fortunato if they could
have supplied comprehension as well as
information. Said one grizzled veteran:
"They havo told mo where to go but I
my boy this Is tbo crookedost city I j
ever saw and I don't know how to be- !
gin Xz go anywhere."
The following dispatch was received
in tbe afternoon:
lUs llAsnoK. ug. it
To George 1. (loodalc. Chairman Kxecutlve
The Dlapatih will arrive Tuesday morn-
ing about nine o'clu-s the Vice-President
and General Sherman being wltii inc.
It P. TK-acr Secretary of tho Navy.
General Alger's wifo and her two
daughters and Mrs. John A. Logan and
daughter are tho guests of tbo wifo of
Goncral ( ogswcll of alern.
A BATCH FOR THE BOTANIST.
The newest freak in begonias Is a
tuberous-rooted variety bearing fringed
flowers. It is said to bo very beautiful.
The common sweet-william Diathut
bartaltuln tho woods of France where
It Is indigenous has smallish blood-
red flowers without any of that beauti-
ful variety common to it in gardens.
A Cauforxm. judge Is tho possessor
of a night blooming ccrcus that is tho
largest or iu kind in tho United States.
It Is thirty feet high with branches
that cover bis bouse and porch nearly
50 square feet
The kail mujah or death lant of
Java has flowers which continually givo
off a perfume so powerful as to overcome.
If inhaled for any length of time a full-
grown man and which kills all forms of
Insect lifo that approach. doso enough
to co.no under its influence.
A xew violet has been discovered In
Sykcsvllle Md.. whoso odors aro unsur-
passed even by thoso wonderfully sweet
plants tbo daphne odora and olco fra-
grans. lis follago leaves aro longer than
thoso of tho ordinary wild or cultivated
violet and its petals aro a soft white
striped or mottled with light and dark
A SUDDEN STRIKE.
Train oa Ihe Mew York Central Road
Abandoned in m Moment Cause ef the
Mrikv A Paaaenger Gorge.
Xew York. Aug. 9. The storm among
tho thousands of employes of the Xev
York Central and Vanderbilt lines ow-
ing to tho discharge ot Knights of La-
bor and Brotherhood men. broke ont
ihortly after seven o'dock last night
All the length of the Central was tied
np. Trains were left by the crews
whore they stood when the order came.
Two passenger trains were left at
Eighty-sixth street In the tunnel -ne
going in each direction. The lates. . '-
port is that the West Shore railroad Is
tied up throughout its length as well
as tho Xow York fc Xew Haven nJI-
road. Great throngs of people are
crowded into the Grand Central
depot trying to have tickets
changed and asking all man-
ner of questions. Xo ono seems
to know how it was or who ordered the
strike. Even J. J. Holland the labor
leader denied that ho knew who or-
dered It or oven that It was ordered.
Tho representatives of tho railroad
company called upon Acting Superin-
tendent of Police Byrnes for protection.
Vice-President Webb of the Xew
York Central on being interviewed by
a reporter said that the strike extend-
ed only to West Albany. All men who
went out from the employ of the road
he said would be promptly discharged.
Thoso men who remained true to tho
company would ba well taken caro of
and amply protected as well as all aen
who came to work for tho road. The
road would tako on all good men who
applied for.work in the morning as far
as they were needed to fill the places of
tho deserters and they wonld be
guaranteed against aU harm as
well. With great emphasis the
vice-president announced that he would
fight tho strikers to tho bitter
end. no said that the new set of de-
mands ho bad never seen and knew
nothing whatever about In effect these
demands aro for a minimum day's
wages of SL50; station agents to receive
an Increase of S3 a month: men In yards
at Troy and Green Island shall receive
the samo compensation as at Shenec-
tady and East Albany; all firemen on
six-wbeel connected engines shall re-
ceive 2K cents per mile; all engineers
on same 4 cents; four-wheel engine en-
gineers 3f cents per mile; firemen. 3'
cents per mile; foraU men over time
Mr. Webb announced that the fast
mall had pulled out of tbo depot at 920
o'dock with four malls but no passen-
ger cars wero attached to tho train.
The vice-president further announced
that no attempt would bo made to ran
any trains last night Every thing
would be left at a standstill just where
tbe men left off. There wero no means
to get to Albany or Xew England last
night hut the opening np ot the great
avenues ot trado would be begun U
It Is announced that the vice-president
will give out an official statement ot the
road's position in the present contro-
versy that the people of tho country may
judge who is right and who is wrong.
The strike was ordered on account ot
the discharge ot certain employes. Un-
der the criers every train was aban-
doned no matter where it might be.
The 7:10 train for Montreal was waiting
tho signal at tho Grand Central Depot
when the engineer fireman and brake-
man loft it and walked out of thedepot
Efforts made to secure men to fill their
places were without avail. Men on
other trains also left them. Travel was
thus not only blocked on tho Central
road but also en theXew York Xew En
gland and Xew York & Harlem roads
which use the tracks of the Central
road as far as Melrose. There is great
xcltcmcnt at the depot where great
crowds of people are gathered who ex
pected to take trains out ot the city.
Tho hotels in tho neighborhood are
crowded with disappointed travelers.
A Party of Jojuna Itxtliers Carrletl Oat of
Their Depth Hy tbe Deadljr Undertow.
Baltimore Md Aug. 0. Mrs. Mol-
lio Storm wife of S. T. Storm and
Edith V. his fourteen-year-old daugh-
ter; Mrs. J. R. Johnson and Carroll
aged nine years son of J. S. Grayam
wero drowned ystcrday In St Ingoo's
creek St Mary's County whilo bath-
ing. Tho bodies wero recovered and
were brought to Baltimore this morning.
Tho drowned wcro members ot a party
of fourteen Baltlmoreans Mrs. Storm
and two children. Mrs. Johnson and
three children and nephew. Miss Xettle
Grayam her three nophews and a niece
and Mrs. Stevens. The party with tho
exception of Miss Grayam wbo stood
on shore went bathing in the creek
about a quarter of a mile from tho house
where they were stopping.
The steamer Sue camo along. Tho
delight of tho children at the sight ot
tho vessol found expression In hearty
cheers and waving of hands which sa-
lutations Captain Geogban acknowl-
edged by several whistles. The Sue
was about a quarter of a mile from the
bathers. The undertow from the
steamor caught the women and
children and swept them beyond
thoir depth. Miss Grayam cried out
so loudly that Captain Geogham heard
her but before ho could reach the
bathers a number of oystermen went to
tho rescue and saved nine. Mrs. John-
son and Edith Storm !-st their lives In
efforts to save Mrs. iiorra and Carroll
Graham. Mrs. Stevens when carried
ashore was insensible but was resusci-
tated. A Mlaapprnprir so.
Taiiiquah. L T. A -j- 0. In 1W3
tho Cherokee Council appointed a dele-
gation to go to V asbinston and negoti-
ate with tbo United States for a loan
of S2U.000 to bo -ppropriated for tho re-
! lief of certain destitute Chorokccs.
Tho Government in making this loan
let the Cherokee have 213000 ot Choc-
I taw annuities without author.ty ot law.
) The Choctars only recently discovered
that their funds or so much of them had
been misappropriated and instituted a
claim before Congress for tho amount
which has been allowod with Instruc-
tions to tho dp-irtment to deduct
it from the Cherokeo annuities now due.
Collision of street Car.
Ciiicaco Aug. 9. A west bound
"trailer" attached to a grip on tho Mad-
ison street cablo lino jumped tho track
at tho corner ot Madison and Morgan
streets and ran into an Ogden avenuo
horso car going east A number of
peoplo on tho Ogden avenuo ear were
seriously injured but none fatally. The
more seriously Injured are: J. E. Dunne
vice-president and manager of R. W.
Tansell's tobacco factory left leg
broken right leg dislocated and severe-
ly bruised; Fred W. Weiss a salesman
knee bad'y sprained; A. R. Sargea
salesman f aterushej.
A young growing animal requires a
different ration front a Matured one.
It does not ry to neglect y oar pigs
until they get runtod. for it will take
more corn then to produce inferior hog
than it would have takes If kept grop-
ing to produce good ones.
Sweet com cat and fed to the milch
sows at thi" time makes one of the best
feeds that ux he given to keep np a
good flow of milk and especially when
tho supply of grass In the pastures is
Hogs should hare aU the water they
can drink every day; because they have
plenty of slop will not answer. The
slop is a good feed but it should not
under any conditions he made to take
tbe place ot water.
Exchanges from the West indicate
that a goodly numbor of range raised
horses are being sent East this year in
search of a market It horse raisers
will spend a few dollars each year is
handling their colts asd young horses
there will be more hrpe for corapensat-
ingprices. CheyennevWya) Llve-Stoelc
Pigs that were farrowed in February
can if they havo been pushed he made
ready for market early in the fall and
can often be sold at f. price that will
return a better profit than if fed longer
and later. It Is not Uways the largest
sized hogs that pay the most prof t
Light hogs are selling for tho highest
prices just now.
Xow and thon a good horse that is.
without breeding fashionable or other-
wise comes out and makes a fast rec-
ord but it is a fact that no such horse
has ever transmitted his greatness to
his descendants to any extent worth
mentioning. Such horses only serve as
a lesson to us that to breeding alone we
can trust for succession. Exchange.
Breeders often speak of the calf
"bora" on such a date where the term
"calved" or "dropped" should be em-
ployed. A calf Is "dropped" or Icalved.'
a colt Is "loaled" a pig "arrowed" a
dog is "whelped" and a lamb "yeaned"
but strictly speaking no creature is
"born" except a child. Let us main-
tain this dignity ot the human race as
far as possible. Iowa Homestead.
There is no danger that sheep will sot
thrive on tbe same pasture that they
ran upon last year or that the soil will
be less fertile by them being there.
Tho peculiar clipping and the excellent
manner that sheep distribute their
droppings strengthen the growth oa
pasture fields so that a gradually in-
creased number ot sheep can be kept oa
a certain number ot acres year by year.
If the hay wheat or oats are stacked
in stubble fields plow a few furrows
around them as a protection against
fire. It will save In many cases consid-
Grass wheat and rye should be sows
early In tho falL Get the seed realy
and havo the soil worked into a good
tilth and then sow the seed early if
there is sufficient moisture in the sell to
Induce a good germination.
Poultry keeping like every thing
else must be well managed it the heat
profit is realized. If left to take care
of themselves the fowls wiU often cost
more than they are worth; but rightly
managed they pay better than any other
kind ot stock.
Hemp growers in this section have
just begun to cut their crop. As a rule
it is of very excellent quality asd a
largo yield being the third successful
crop in succession and pretty thorough-
ly establishing itself as a reliable as
well as a profitable one. One farmer
George .Godfrey has commenced to
harvest SO acres raised on his own
land Fremont (Xeb.) Special.
Sulphur for the disinfection ot desert-
ed sick rooms Is often used as follows:
Placed in open vessels in rooms whose
windows and doors have been tightly
dosed and all cracks stuffed or pieces ot
paper pasted over them the sulpha Je
ignited on a shovel ot live coals and
the room kept saturated and filled with
tho fumes for two hours. The gas is
poisonous and even when diluted irri-
tates the air passages it breathed.
The wh at oats snd flax crops of this
county havo all been harvested and
generally in splendid condition asd
while the wheat crop is only a third to
a halt it is ot splendid quality and
yields Irom 12 to 20 bushels with many
fields reported at 25 to 30 and oven 33
bushels. Oats from 25 to as high as 50
bushels aro reported. The flax crop
was very much larger than In past years.
Independence (Kan.) tribune.
Cut tho corn fodder as soon as the
grain begins to harden well set -up is
shocks and let stand until cured well.
The fodder can be stored nnder a cheap
shed or a still better plan is to run
through a cutting box and then store
where It wiU keep dry. In this way the
percentage of waste win be very small
as it will be eaten up much cleaner
whilo tbo manure will be of a better
quality and much easier to handle.
Farmers report that the sand hill corn
Is standing the dry weather much bet-
ter than that on other land. The ad-
vantage that sand hill corn land has
over hard land is that the former will
not crack in dry weather while tho for-
mer is subject to that which allows tho
moisture to escape and the vegetation
to perish. However if immediately be-
low the snd there is a stratum of gravel
it will fail to retain tho moisture and
the corn will fire. Hutchinson (Kan.)
Hog cholera is the child of filthy bed-
ding and water with a diet composed
ot too much corn and too little cloier.
Charcoal and common sense are good
things to bo found about the pig lot
When an implement tire or any part
.f tbe harness needs repairing tho
sooner it is dono the hotter. There is
always cuns.dcrablc risk in working
with any thing that :s out ot repair.
As a rule whonover in driving ono
sheep keeps lagging behind all ot tho
others the sooner It Is disposed ot tho
better. It docs not pay to keep un-
The screenings from threshing and
cleaning tht grain for market the mil-
let and other seed tbat can be saved
in staoklng will make a good poultry
feed during tho winter if properly
One advantage in keeping pullets is
tbat if fat they an always be sold at
good prices whenever it may be desir-
able. They usually seU better than
Do not keep the breeding boar too
fat and especially so during the sum-
mer. See thattbo stock have plenty of
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