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WEEKLY HERALD : PLATTSMOUTH, NEBRASKA. JULY 31 1890
A CENTRAL STRIKE
A New York Passenger Train
Killed in a Tunnel.
A THOUSAND SWITCHMENAUE OUT
An Army of Officer Called Traffic on
the Main Line at a (Stand, with Prob
ablllty of the Tie-Up Becoming General
New York, Ang. 9. To
the employes on the New Yir'
and Hudson River railroad
at 7:30 o'clock. Not a tr4
depot at Forty-second it.
hour. The Grand Unit,
crowded with Deonle wiij t-x
loave the city and had euait-i
for various points. At half past 8 o'clock
a prentleman reached tha hofal and
announced that the engineer and men
employed in running an incoming train
had deserted their poeta in the tunnel
at Eighty-sixth street and left the train
Btanding there. He aa well as the other
puijetngers were obliged to get out and
make their way on foot or by horse
cars to Forty-second street.
Superintendent Ilissell Talks.
Albany, N. Y.. Aug. 9. At the
headquarters of General Superintendent
Bissell, at the union depot a stalwart
policeman guarded the door and kept
v&cs a crowa or ugly-looking men mak
ing demands to see the chief of the di
vision. To a United Press representa
tive Mr. Bissell said: "My first intima
tion of the strike was at 7 o'clock, when
the men left the yards and the local
Troy trains were stopped for want of
braketaen. The strike, I found, ex
tended over the yardmen and some of
the trainmen, but over none of the con
ductors or engineers. We have received
a message from Third Vice President
Webb saying that the road will fight the
strike, and unless the men return in the
morning they will be dropped and their.
laces filled. The trains are so far de
ayed about four hours, but before
morning they will be later. I have sent
Mr. Webb's message to every station
above and we will abide the result."
To a question whether the road was
prepared, Mr. Bissell declined to an
swer, but intimated that the strike had
come quicker than expected. While the
reporter was talking a detective came
in and reported that the north express
and mail train, which left New York at
4:30 p. m. and Albany at 10 p. m. two
hours late, was stalled within the city
limits. The platform was swarmed
with men, who would apply the brakes
each time that the engineer took them
off. The engineer was threatened, but
stuck to his post.
The 6 o'clock train out of New York
arrived here at 10:5i) o'clock and started
west a police guard to try to clear the
platforms of the mail train. Later Mr.
Bissell told the reporter that it looked
as if the road, at least from Albany to
Buffalo, would be entirely closed by
morning. Asked to give his version of
the stftike, he said:
' t'Tijfo men have no money grievance.
iTtLJtrike is simply to find out if they
"can dictate to us whom we shall hire or
discharge. The cause direct was the dis
charge of several labor agitators belong
ing to the Knight s of Labor,and who were
causing trouble on our line. We intend
to do our own business."
The depots were filled with people
and many after finding no trains left
tor hotels or home.
Labor men seen say that if the
road does not succumb the West Shore
men will be ordered out.
850 Switchmen Out.
At a late hour Vice-President Webb
states that in the yards of the Grand
Central depot, at Fit ty -sixth street, and
at West Albanv. there Iwere about 850
men out. These were all switchmen
There was no trouble with the engineers
or firemen. Between midnight and
davlisrht he intended to put on men and
clear the tracks of a few stray cars and
tret readv to run out trains after 7 o clock,
Mr. Webb stated that outside of local
short distance trains there were four
teen trains that ought to have left the
station between 7 p. m. and la o clock.
. Only one of these started the fast mail,
that carried no passengers.
Between New York and Buffalo.
Albany, N. Y., Aug. 9. The New
York Central and Hudson River Rail
road employes are indignant at the un-
Fatisfactofy treatment Of the Knights of
"Labor committee at New York. The
general executive board are at the Dele
van house in this city, and have notified
the Central Hudson authorities that they
will receive any explanation offered for
the dismissal of the K. of L. men. It is
generally believed that an order will be
issued for a tie up between New York
All Quiet on the West Shore Line.
Albany, N. Y., Aug. 9. At Coey
man's Junction the employes of the
West Shore railroad are all on duty as
usual and it is not probable that they
are in any way connected with the
strike juat inaugurated on the New
York Central and Hudson River rail
road. So far as can be learned they
have no grievances. At 9 p. m. they
were not aware of the strike ordered,
thu.s hxlii-vting that they are not ex
pected to join the men on the main line
of the Central.
Became They Are Knights.
Utica, N. Y., Aug. 9. In and out
the Utica station and yards of the New
York Central about 150 men are em
ployed. The yardmen went out aDout
8:35 p. m. There are on duty now only
the bagga -remaster, yardmaster, gate
tender, ticket seller and the telegraph
otwrators. five in number. The. freight
i.ar.iiiers win go out in ine mo-mug.
Th-- men st-.y t!iey go out not from any
local grieviiHci-s but because they are
Knights of Labor.
No Strike at Buffalo.
Buffalo, Aug. 9. There are no
signs of a strike here and trains are
miming as usual. The men say they
h ivo r-ct-ived no notice of the strike and
the oui -nils have received no intimation
tlu-i iui vtnlug will happen.
Kugineer and Fireman Stoned.
Albany, N. Y., Aug. 9. At 10:15
l.-0 train from New York, which
stalled at Van Wert, was started
wun ine am or tne I:lper, but the en
gineer and fireman it the latter were
badly stoned, the cab window being
broken. The fast express, which leaves
Now York at rt o'clock and is due here
at 9:50, and which usually arrives in
two sections, did not get in until 12:1 5.
Ihe orders were to rush this tram
through even if no others were started
out. At U:43 this train was started
with three engines, and consisted of
two baggage cars, two passenger
coaches and ten tleeprs. The tl::J)
train out of New York arrived about
U:20, and did not leave here at all, the
majority of her mssengers being taken
by the fast express. The freight de
partment running west is at a perfect
standstill, there being no less than live
long freight trains stalled at the freight
bridge. Between here and Schenectady
there are out six freiarht trains. The
depot is guarded by police and detectives
ana a voase or police are watching the
The Tenth battalion, N. G. S. N. Y.
has been ordered to be in readiness to
respond to a call and there ts an extra
force of police read v for anv emerorencv.
Trouble is expected at the West Albany
snops when the men go to work.
Who Ordered the Strike?
sxkw xokk, Aug. . jo one seems
to know how the strike was ordered, or
who gave the signal to strike. J. J.
Holland, a member of the executive
board of the Knights of Labor, denied
that he had ordered it or even knew that
a strike had been ordered when seen by
a united, .fress reporter at 8 o clock. In
an interview Vice President Webb of
the Central road said the strike extended
only to Albany. Those men who had
gone out from the service of the com
pany would be promptly discharged in
the morning, while those who remained
true to their trusts would be protected
and taken care of, as would all who
came to work for the company. Good
men would be taken on as far as they
were needed. The vice president an
nounced with great emphasis that he
would fight the strikers to the bitter
end. He had never seen and knew noth
ing whatever about the new de-
mana tor a minimum day s wages
or si. on ana an increase of
$5.00 per month for station agents.
xnese aemanas also comprise a pro
vision for equalizing the wages of the
yardmen at Troy and Green Island on
the basis of wages paid the same class
of labor at Schenectady and East
Albany. Firemen on six-wheel engines
mnt receive 2i cents per mile and
engineers on the same 4 cents. On
four-wheel engines the engineers must
be paid 3$ cents a mile and their firemen
2 cents for the same distance.
Mr. Webb 6tated that the fast mail
had pulled out at 9 o'clock with four
mail cars, but no passenger coaches
were attac hed to it.
An Army of Police.
New York, Aug. 9. Tii3 ofificia s of
the New York Central and Hudson
River railroad company called upon Act
ing Superintendent Byrne3 of the Met
ropolitan police force for protection. In
compliance with this request the re
serves in all precincts on the East Side
below Forty-second street have been or
aerea neia m reaainess for any emer
gency. Above Forty-second street to
Yonkers on the East Side and on the
West Side from St. John s park to
Yonkers, the police are on duty guard
ing the tracts and property ox the rail
road company. The Twentv-third sub-
precinct police guarded the depot, assist
ed by the police of the boat patrol, and
inspector ernes detectives watched
the switches and signals along the road
to Yonkers. Detectives were also 6ent
lo protect the switch house at Eighty-
seventh street and i ourth avenue.
The Situation in Guatemala.
New Orleans, Ang. 9. The Pic-
aj-une's Guatemala special says Martinez
Sabra, minister of foreign affairs, has
been thrown into prison by President
rsarrillas, charged with uemg a traitor,
he having teen detected in secret com
munication with Salvador. Many claim
that he resorted to this for sell-preservation,
fearing the downfall of the present
government. It is rumored that the
revolutionist Siringrara was killed in
battle, Barrundia, who is a candidate
for the presidency, has crossed the
frontier near San Benito, Soconuiaco,
with a small following. The troops
have been sent to intercept his advance.
F ighting is looked for any time.
A His Factory Burns.
Ft. Wayne, Ind., Aug. 9. The large
wheel factory, formerly belonging to
Ex-Congressman j. B- White of this
city, but now controlled by the American
wheel trust, was totally destroyed by
fire. Losj about $175,000, with $52,000
insurance. The origin of ths fire is not
known. About -iwt men are out ot em
ployment. StriKers Win.
Terre Haute, Ind. , Aug. 9. General
Manager Saul ' of the Mackey system,
granted the demands of the switchmen
for a raise to the Chicago scale. The
same was granted to the men at Evans-
vuie. 1 rains are now moving and the
blockade being cleared as fast as possible.
All traffic was stopped for twenty-four
Passenger and Freight Trains Collide.
Lincoln, Neb.. Aug. 9. About 8 a.
m. passenger tram io. 44 irom Orrand
I&I.md collided with freight train No.
1 1, bound for Columbus, smashing both
locomotives and injuring several pass
egei'i. :;?sop" them being Secretary of
sie Cuu'ilery and Attorney Genera
A Fatal Explosion.
Selena, Mont., Aug. 4. By the ex
plosion of a boiler in Clark & Sizer's
aw iniil near Elliston, G. S. Keegan
wr.s instantly tilled. James ConiH and
George Mitchell fatally injured and ten
thers racieorless injured. The mill
vri'. i totally wrecked.
CJiic ;-o C.ible 3Ien Talking: Strike.
Cijtc.v.';.), Aug. 'J. Rumors were in
circ-ala'iiou that the West Side cable
Hixvot c.iiMnen ave about to strike. Tho
itCL'nt discharge of an employe for dis
misM'ig new men and putting old timers
in thir places is said to be the source
of tn:j trouble.
Ilenvy Washouts in Arizona.'
son, A. T., Aug. 9. Tucson is
cut o f f r.i.n the east by railroad wash
c"V. No trains have arrived or de
parted lor six days.
M0NTGo:RTla7,Ang. 9. The
State Alliar-c?, by a vote of 43 to 14,
adopted the St. Louis resolutions.
The Conference Report on the
Sundry Civil Bill.
Tim O EN Ell A L DEFICIENCY BILL.
The Tariff Work In the Senate Likely to
Give Way to Itiver and Harbor Legis
lation The Civil 'Service Continuation
Washington, Aug. 8. The tariff dis
cussion wa3 interrupted by Mr. Allison,
who presented the conference report on
the sundry civil appropriation bill. Mr.
Allison made an explanation of the re
port. The bill, he said, as it passed the
house had carried $28,000,000, and had
been increased by the senate about $5.-
vw,uou. xne net reduction agree-1 to in
the conference committee amounted to
$3,706,000, so that the bill carried under
the conference report $29,KJ2,000. The
house conferrees had insisted on strik
ing out the provision of $334,5.00 for the
treasury vaults, although the house had
m .March or April passed a bill for the
VL O .' A. 1- .. xl -
bill the house had received new light on
tue subject of the necessity of the re
construction of those vaults, and now
thought it was unnecessary. The sen
ate amendment for the acquisition of a
site for the United States supreme court
building in Washington, had to be sur
rendered, l ne house appropriation for
a city postoffice is increased from $625,-
wu to si.uuu.oou, with a view to the
erection of an eight-story building to
give increased accommodation to the
postomce department here. The pro
visions in relation to irrisation survevs.
Mr. Allison said, had been postponed for
further conference. He could not tell
what would be done in the matter, but
the house conferrees insisted that the
reservoirs, not only those already se
lected, but those to be selected should be
reserved for settlement, and that there
should be a reservation of lands for
canals or ditches.
Mr. Hoar, from the committee on
privileges and elections, reported a sub
stitute tor the house election bill, and it
wa3 placed on the calendar.
isir. h rye, referring to the notice here
tofore given that he would ask the sen
ate to take up the river and harbor bill.
now gave notice that he would do sc
o:i Friday of next week.
iur. Ororman inquired whether the
n::tors couli reiy-ul.-o:i the river a.id
harbor bid lei;.'' thjn taken un a d
i 'risidfcrtl - m itmt thev mih; ini.e
.-.' ari-a.igiiii, -o uccudingly.
Mr. Frye said that if he consulted his
own wishes aJone the river and harbor
bill would not be taken up until after
the tariff bill had been disposed of.
Consulting others, however, as he was
obliged to do, J"9 said that the bill would
be taken up on Friday of next week, if
the senate should so determine. H
felt himself now positively instructed t
make that motion.
Mr. Edmunds said that he was in
favor of a river and harbor bill, and had
always been so eince he was in public
life, but there was now an unexpended
balance of some five millions applicable
lo work of general national importance
and that amount could be made useful.
ine tann was the burnins Question
to use an old phra.se, appealing to peopla
wno believed in tree trade, in a low
aiiff, i.i a high tariff, or in protective
rroii:bitio:i. People wanted to know
i heir business situation. He therefore
believed it to be the duty of the senate
to go on steadfastly with the tariff bill
until it was determined. The work on
rivers and harbors would not cease. He
should therefore not consent to anv
rrjiiiprement that would displace the
tariff bill until it was ended for good or
Air. Mitchell . remarked that if he
lire 1 m v ennont he might talk as Mr,
Edmunds talked, but living in Oregon.
and Knowing that important works
were now stopped, he would give pref
erence to the river and harbor rather
than to the tariff bill.
Mr. Hawley admitted the importance
or the river and harbor bill, and was
willing to give it a frank welcome at a3
early a day as possible, but no man
could tell to bow large- an extent the
expenaitures of the whole country were
involved in the tariff bill. He spoke
not to protectionists aione, but for pro
tectionists and free traders, for Demo
crats and Republicans, for manufactur
ers and employes, in saying that hun
dreds ot millions of capital were wait
ing and hoping to see some conclusion
of the tariff bill. Whether it put on a
cent or duty was not the primary que
tion. The monstrous industrial pow
of the country wanted peace.
At the close of the discussion, Mr.
Dawes presented and explained the con
ference report on the fortification bill,
He said that the bill, as it came from
the house, had appropriated $4,521,678,
and that the senate had increased that
amount $4,074,257, making the total, a3
it passed the senate, S7,59o.93o. The
conference committee had reduced the
amount $3,353,000 on its face, but had
changed in no respect the features of the
bill as it passed the senate.
A long discussion ensued between Mr.
Dawes, Mr. Edmunds, Mr. Dolph and
2r. Plumb, and the conference report
went over without action.
SutT.Ien Death of a Hoston. Clergyman.
Ecwton, Aug. 8 The Merchant Tail
ors JNauonai Lxchange continued its
business se?sion. In the afternoon the
city entertained the visitors with a trip
down the harbor. The points visited
included the city institutions at Deer
Island. A sad incident marked the
call there, the Rev. John W. Dadnum,
the venerable chaplain, falling dead
while conducting the musical services
for the party.
Yacht Club Winners.
Newport, R. I. , Aug. d. The winners
in the New York Yacht club, which
sailed from New Bedford to this place,
were: Merlin. Oenone, Quickstep. Vol
unteer, Gracie, Wayward, and Miner
va, in their respective classes. "
destruction of a Taper Mill.
Beloit, Wis., Aug. 8. The big paper
mill, one of the model straw-board
mills of the country, owned by the Be
loit Straw-Board company, of .'which S.
Ij. Bnnvt1: ' Chicago is a large owner,
'r.t a!:ii..i entirely destroyed by fire. 1
Tbrf ss i, estimated at from fSUjOOi) to
;0.!it)0. ceveod bv insurance.
T1IE PATRIARCHS MILITANT.
The Trieni 1 11 Inspection The Big Tar
ade, Headed by Grand Sire I'nderwood.
Chicago, Aug. 8. Yesterday was the
great day of the Patriarch Militant cele
bration. All the Patriarchs, the mili
tary organizations of the city and thous
and of the brethren of the triple link
united in a grand .demonstration, lu
the morning the comietition between
subordinate lodgers was continued at
Battery D. In the afternoon the trien
nial inflection of patriarchs took place
in Lake Front park. About 5,000 men
were in line and made a gorgeous dis
play. Owing to the dense crowd, and
evident mismanagement, the big parade
aid not get started until about 4:j0
o'clock, and it was about o'clock when
the head of the procession passed the
grand stand. Grand Sire Underwood,
in all the splendor of his generalissimo
uniform, was at the head of the column.
surrounded by his staff of aides in cos
tun:e3 equally gorgeous. His specinl
escort consisted of the Boston Hussars,
Juniata Hussars and Lancers. It was
esrimarea mat Dei ween ten ana niteeu
thousand men were in line, including
about six thousand uniformed Parri
nicua. vu me reviewing- stanu at uiu
Lake Front park were gathered the dig
nitaries or the state and city as well as
oi the i. u. J. . JN early twenty thou
sand people also occupied seats in the
amphitheatre, and thousands crowded
the parks and streets and windows and
balconies and roofs along Michigan
avenue. lucre were so many breaks in
tho line that the review lasted over two
In the evening the third degree of
chivalry was conferred, on the Lake
front. There were display formations
by all the cantons and exhibition drill
ing by the Chicago Zouaves, and the
evening's entertainment was concluded
by a grand display of fireworks.
VETERANS IN REUNION.
Harlan, Van Wyclc and Majors Speak
The Prize Drill Contest.
Superior, Neb., Aug. 8. At 10:30 a.
m. all the troops marched from Camp
Lincoln to town, where they were re
viewed. Hot winds and a terrible dust
soon made it extremely bard work for
the soldiers to march. The parade was
led by Col. Adams. The Arapahoe brass
band, Kuskm military band and the
Geneva band furnished the music, and
four companies of the national guards
and two batteries and 510 veterans took
part in the procession.
After the parade Col. Gage. Mai.
Pearman, Private Grimm and Judge
Hanback made short addresses in the
grove, benator lngalls and the Kansas
delegation failed to appear, but the pro
gramme of speeches was nevertheless
fcieeches were mfdo by x-Sp:ai:er
Nai iian Harian. ei-!eLat"r Vt:i Ty..i,
and Tom Mai s.
A prize drill look placo at 3 o'cljk
and the decision wa3 announced at 7
o'clock on dress paride.
iairbury took the hrst prize and
battery D of Topeka carried off the
THE ARGENTINE TROUBLE.
Felligrinl Names a Cabinet Congratula
tions on the Solution of the Difllculty.
Buenos Ares. Aug. 8. Gen. Roca
has accepted the ministry of the in
terior, Tenor Edwards Costa t':e foreign
ministry, Senor Grntierrez Lasta tt
ministry of education, and Gen. Le-
valle the ministry of war. There i
perfect harmony in the new cabin;
Seuor Svenz Pen.-, has been elected
president of the National bank. A dep
utation of leading citizens waited upon
President feiiignni to oiter txieir con
gratulations. iJubiic coriiidence is re
viving. Gold is quoted at 123. The
banks are closed, but the bourse will be
reopened very shortly. Exchanges are
rising. President Pelligrini delivered
an address to the people in which be
said the motto of the new government
would be "justice and liberty." The
force which the executive and govern
ment will depend upon tor their defence
is public ornmon. Ihe address was re
ceive 1 with deafening cheers.
The New York Central Troubles.
New York, Aug. 8. John W. Hayes,
secretary of the executive board of
the Knights of Labor, and John J. Hol
land, of the same body, were expected
to have been present at a meeting of
the Knights of Labor to confer on the
New York Central troubles. Mr.
Hayes did not come and a railroad acci
dent delayed Mr. Holland getting here
until late in the day. "When he reached
the meeting he was given two lists, one
of the discharged men and one of th:
grievances, lie at once started tor
General .Manager Toucey 8 oflice, but
arrived too late, as Mr. Toucey had gone
Thursday's iiaoe Hall Uauie.
At Philadelphia-Philad'ia. 5: New York. 4.
At Cincinnati Cincinnati, 23; Pittsburg, 17.
At Cleveland Cleveland, 16; Chicago, 4.
At Boston Boston, 5; Brooklyn, 14.
At Louisville Brooklyn, 2; Louisville, 7.
At Toledo Toledo, 11; Rochester, 6.
At St. Louis St. Louis, 8; Syracuse, 3.
At Boston Boston, 4: New York, 2.
At Pittsburg Pittsburg, 3; Buffalo, 10.
At Brooklyn Brooklyn, 5; Philadelphia,
At Chicago Chicago. 18; Cleveland, 4.
At Sioux City Sioux City. 5: Milwaukee.
At Kansas City Kansas City, lo; St. Paul, 3.
At iJenver uenver. ; Minneapolis, 7.
At Omaha Omaha, 10; Des Moines, 2.
The house took up the
ciericv b:ii. Air. Clvmie
offered an amendment.
some discussion was adopted, granting
an extra month s pay to the emplo3res
of the senate and the house. The bill
having been disposed of the committee
rose. All the amendments were agreed
to excepting the extra month's pay to
senate and house employes and then the
bill went over.
A bill was passed making the inter
state commerce law applicable to the
unincorporatea express companies. The
huse then, at 4:uU r. in., adiourned.
The Civil Service Commission.
Washington, Aug. 8. The house
commit teeon reform in the civil service
bagan its investigation of the workings
of the office of the civil service commis
sion. Unly twee memDer or tne com
mittee were present, and they, listened
to statements made by Commissioners
Lyon, Roosevelt and Thompson, explan
atory of the technical processes of the
business of the ofnCe in making exami
nations. Nothing eicitmg or important
KK1 MLER SDEATn
The Electrocution Experiment
Proves a Failure.
REVIVAL AFTER FIRST SHOCK.
Momenta of Drprrmlos Sunpcnt Follow
The Machinery Again Set In Motion and
a Current ot 2,000 Voltage Turned Upon
the Victim The Auteaay.
Auburn, N. Y., Aug. 7. With
short, sharp shock, painless as far as
the world will ever know, the soul of
William Kemmler was separated from
his body at 6:40 o'clock. A cap ad
justed to the head of a man bound cap
tive iu a strange looking chair, a lever
quickly swerving around the arc or
semi-circle, a quick convulsion, a trad
den revival of the muscular action, an
other turn of the lever, a pause, a roou
filled with sickening fumes, and twen
ty-three witnesses of the first electrocide
in history knew that the death of Tilli
Zeigler had been avenged in law,and the
crime of Wm. Kemmler expiated bo far
as human hands could force the expia
tion. The witnesses of the execution
had cathered in response to the call oi'
Warden Durston at 6 o'clock in thv
morning. The law named twenty-seve:.
as the number of those who should wit
ness the execution as assistants or m
some official capacity. At 6:3tf the dooi
leading into the execution room opened
and Warden Durston s ngure appeared
iu the doorway, behind him walked
Kemmler, then followed Dr. W. E.
Houghton and Chaplain Yates.
Ktmmler'i Wonderful Nerre.
Kemmler was by far the coolest ma.i
in tne party. lie tooic a seat in a
wooden chair at the right of the execu
tion chair. He looked at the little ci
cle of men around him, seeming rather
pleased at being the center of interest.
W arden Durston, with his hand on ihn
back of the chair, said: "Now gentle
men, this is William Kemmler. I have
warned him that he has got to die, and
if he has anything to say he will say
As the warden finished Kemmler said :
"Well. I wish every one good luck in
this world, and I think I am going to a
good place, and the papers has
sayivg lots of stun: that s not so. That a
all I Lave t say."
V it', rh conclusion of this speech !jc-
too.. ' ni.-. '.oac and handed it to ;ce
Wiiiuca auu Sitt down in the eluoii :c
chair as though sitting down to his din
ner. Kemmler assisted in adjustiiiir
the fastenings that bound him to the
hair, and everything beincr ready th
electric current was turned on.
There Was a Sudden Convulsion
of the frame in the chair, and 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 parts of
the body stirred more than a smaii
fraction of an inch from its rest in u
place. The body remained thusri-ii-:
for seventeen seconds. Df Spitz;;
looked at his stop watch, and as tLi
tenth second expired he ciieu our,
'scop!" '-Stop!" cried other voice
about. A quick movement of the ;ir-
and the electric current was switcN-.
oif. There was a relaxation f the l o. ,
in tho chair, and the quiet little gn .
around the chair grew bu.-ines.--2i. ..
''He's dead," said Dr. fc.pilza, cai;d
The rest of the witnessed nodded tLi i
acquiescence. There was no questio:-
in tne mma oi any one out that tiu
stiff, upright object before them w
lireless. Dr. Dalch was bendincr ovt-r
the body looking at the exposed skin
Suddenly he cried out sharply: "Dr.
McDonald, see that rupture I" The in
dex finger of one hand had curved back
ward as the flexor muscles contracted
5 1 3 - 3 tl T 1 " .,
hiiu nau scrapeu a Email noie m ine
skin at the base of the thumb on th
back of the hand. The little rupture
was dropping blood. J. urn the cu
rent on instantly,
"This Man Is Not Dead!"
cried Dr. Spitza. Warden Durston
sprang to the doorway and cried, "Tur
on the current," but the current could
not be turned on. When the signal to
stop had come the operator crave the
signal to the engineer to stop the dyna
mo. The dynamo was almost at a stand
The operator sprang to the button
and gave a sharp, quick signal. Then-
was a rapid response, but quick as r
Wf.-i i: .as not quick enough to antici
pate ! i-u sigiiS ot what may or may not
have been a revival of consciousnetw-.
As the group of horror-6tricken wit
nesses stood helplessly by, all eyes fixed
on ihe chair, Kemmler's lips began to
drip spittle, and !in a moment more hi-
chest moved and from his mouth cam?
a heavy, stentorious sound, quickeniu
and increasing with every respiration,
if respiration it was. There was nc
voice but that of the warden crying t;
the operator to turn on the current, an 1
a wneezing sound, half groan, which
forced itself past the tightly closed lip.s
and sounded through the still chamber
A Ghastly Distinctness.
Some of the witnesses turned awav
from the sight. One of them lay down
faint and sick. It takes a long time to
tell the story. In reality there w is bni
seventv-:hvee seconds in the iniei'va.
which elapsed between the momenz
when the first sound issued from Kemm
ler's lips until the response signal came
from the dynamo room. It came wir'i
the t ame suddenness that had marKed
the first shock which passed throutrii i
Kemmler s body. The sound which ha J i
horrified the listeners about the chair :
was cut off sharpy as the body once '
more became ritjid. !
Slimy ooze still dropped from tbs !
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