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" J - PHE OMAHA DAILY BEE. SEVENTEENTH YEAE. OMAHA , FKIDAY MORNING , NOVEMBER 11 , 1887. NUMBER 140. FATEFUL FOR- FOUR , Governor OtIoaby's Decision Saves But Two Men's Lives. LINGO FORESTALLS HIS DOOM. Ho Blows Out His Brains in Jail With Fulminate ; FIELDEN AND SCHWAB SPARED. Their Sentences Commuted to Im prisonment For Life. THE OTHER MEN MUST HANG. Sensational SCCIICH in Chicago Over the Suicide of the HOSH of tlio IJonih-Throwrr.s Arrange- tncntH For the Execution. Louis IIIIU'M | | HciiHatlnnal Suicide. CHICAGO , Nov. 10. Louis Llngg , the an archist , will never speak again. Quick , awful as w.is ever an act of his Creator , the voice that cried "Hocho die anarchic" was turned to silence for ever. What seemed n innfllcd , horrible echo of the fearful bomb ut the Ilaymarket came suddenly in his lonely cell tills morning. That Instant the man's face , which , belying his flcnd-liko deeds , has seemed beautiful as an archangel's , was made a revolting mass of blood and shreds of tangled ilcsh. Louis Lingg was triumphant , despite nil human efforts , he had effaced from oven his countenance every traeo of Uod's ' image. TIM : nfAitii I'.utALV/nn. For u single instance , with his back against the bars of Lingg's cell door , the stalwart guard stood stupitled , while u puff of blue smoke from the dark recess behind unnoticed crossed his shoulder. Then ensued a wild rush of deputies , clanging of iron gates and , above the confusion and din , the hearse shouting of the guard : "It's ' Lingg ; it's Lingg ; that came from Lingg 1" A rapid , cautious movement by the turnkey Hung the cell door open , and , with an eager peer into the shadows , two excited deputies Jumped pell-mell in. Their ejaculations of horrorbrought the other guards quickly with in the cell. AOOXV AND Sl'STIIXSB. An ago of agony and suspense was passed by the Jail inmates in the cells above und around. There was u shulHing of feet on the stone floor , and then u hundred strained eyes watching down through the iron netting and bars saw groups of guards in their shirt- slcoves struggling across tlio dimly lighted area bearing by the legs and arms the body of a man between them. Tlio upturned face was a lingo clot of blood , but the turnkey who supported the head had his lingers wound tightly Into the nnmistakablo brown curling ringlets of bomb-maker Louis Llngg. A ( HIASn.Y SI01 IT. The big key of Jailor Folz grating in the main lock interrupted for n moment the sound of pattering blood on tlio white stone pavement. Tlicro was a creaking of rusty hinges , and the anarchists and common Jail birds had gazed their last on Louis Ling-g. A few steps brought the hnddlcd-up cortege to the bath room of the Jail , a stuffy little apart ment scarcely ten feet square. Lingg was dumped on the iloor with scant tenderness by the men who have been dally half-expecting to meet their death at his hands. To all appearances the anarchist was stark dead. Ills lithe , athletic fern was clothed only in a short tunic , and the brawny limbs Bcemed rigid , A small pool of gore was soon floating the brown curls surmounting the broad shoulders , and one glance showed how Llngg had striven witli dynamite to blow off. iliis own head. The entire lower half of the once handsome face was gone , including the upper lip and Juw and an under fraction of the nose. Where It had been was now a Jagged , bloody gap , extending across to the ears and down to the adam's apple. "Open y6ur eyes , Llngg , " exclaimed the Jail doctor , who had Just reached the room. To the astonishment of the bystanders , Llngg's o.vcs opened and looked calmly about him. Ho was immediately raised to a table , propped up with pillows and was washed hurriedly. Whlto cloth bandages wore passed around the lower part of his face and nround the top of his head , hiding all but his nose , eyes and forehead , all tlio loose , dan gling bones and Ilcsh being llrst cut away. A guttn pcrclm mouth of u fountain syringe was inserted into the great hole left * .iy the dynumito. By this method water and brandy were administered. This was lepeated nt intervals , Lingg meanwhile - while giulug steadfastly about him , watching every moro of those In the room , but appar ently indifferent to what they did and carton nothing about the almost ceaseless sninur.ia : of the door only a few fcot distant. Every now and then , without any seeming immediate cause , n fearful hollow gioaninu would sound through the bandages. The 11s toners aghast would abandon the room' only to glvo plaeo to a now set not yet \\vukcnci ! by the horrors within the death chamber , Llugg movrd his long , sinewy right urn : easily his left baud ws ; toin b > dynamite and without trouble wioto in German simple directions as to i-uSlug him or the like. Beyond a glance of recognition to Captain Black , who came Into the room for n moment md said , "poor fellow , " there > vas nothing to break the horrible agyr.y ol the six mortal hours' wait for death's'ap. pro&ch. Hov. Dr. Bolton , the Methodist minister attending I'ielden , went , In , but gel no answering look from Lingg , Thoiiilulstei came out shaking h'3 ' head helpless ) I15 DEATH. Ui'cs's breathing cr-.idually became slower the p'allor on hs ! forehead deepened and u slight glaze was noticed i 'he now sunken eye * . Seine ono said , "Ho Is dying , " ; : ! . "i the reporters mafic ready for n rush to the near cst telephone. Llngg's big breast heaved once and was still. HU eyes looked straight ubead with something of their old bright ness , but at a whisper f ram the doctor the its jiortcrs dashed to the telephones , falling ovei one nuothar down the narrow btalrwav ti the courtyard lu their efforts to tell the news frst. AVUHe tLo reporter * wire tumbling aui running , the doctor raised Lingg's right arm. It fell back on the table limp. An attend ant's right and left fore fingers were laid on Llngg's forehead , and pushed the cyclidi shut. In n moment the little room was empty of all but tlio ghastly corpse of bomb-maker Louis Llngg. The explosion In Llngg's cell created a de cided sensation in the Jail. All the prisoners , over two bundled , heard the icport. Jailer Folz was the one who carried the news that Llngg hud used such deadly mean's to make away with himself to the other anarchists. The Jailor approached Parson's cell. "Llngg hni killed himself , " said Mr. FoU. "Oreat Cod , is that sol" exclaimed Par- sons. "Yes , It's n fact , " was the reply. "Well , my God , " exclaimed Parsons , "I wish myself I boil some dynamite , I would kill myself only too quickly. " August Spies was then informed of tlio tragedy. "I expected nothing else , " said Spies , quietly. "Kver since the Ilmllng of the bombs in ills cell last Saturday I was satisfied that if it was possible ho would make away with himself. For my own and comrades' sake , 1 um glad he's out of the way. " According to Jailer Folz , all of the remain ing anarchists are completely In oken down. They look on the suicide of Lingg as placing him in the categoryof an exticiii'i anarchist , which plaeo they do not wish to occupy them selves. Schwab became deeply depressed. Ho walked up and down his cell with bis head on his breast. Engcl and Fischer refused to talk to their keeper , but were evidently al most overwhelmed by the tragedy. THE INQUEST. Coroner Hertz impanelled a Jury late this afternoon , consisting of merchants doing business within u few blocks of the Jail. After viewing tlio corpse of Lingg , which lay In the bathroom at the Jail , the Jury adjourned until next Wednesday. Details oCthc Deed. CHICAGO , Nov. 10. Louis Lingg ended his life this morning by means of u fulminating cap. Ho held the cap in his mouth and lit it with the candle which was burning in his cell. The explosion was the llrst warning the Jail people had , the guard seeing him with the candle in ills hand supposing that he was lighting n cigar. From the eltccts of the ex plosion half his brad was blown away. Immediately after the explosion Deputy O'Noil rushed into Lingg's cell , which was completely enveloped In smoke. There ho found the young anarchist lying on his back with great holes in bin he.id , from which the blood llowcd in torrents. He was at once carried into tlio Jail ofllco and placed on a table. Ho was still breathing faintly , and while Dr. Gray was examining him ho coughed slightly , and blood poured forth again from his terrible wounds and from his mouth und nose. The plij'siciaii , said the man could only llvo an hour or so at the most , and ho expected his death every minute. rur.i'uitxo ron DKITII. All day yesterday it was thought that Lingg acted differently from usual. Tues day night ho gave out his "farewell address" which was written for the Alarm , Parsons' old paper. In It lie recited nt length his grievances , and closed as follows : "Now , with a last and earnest farewell to all friends and comrades , and with Html wishes for their prosperity , I close with n view of certainty that I shall never have a chance of seeing yon again , my beloved comrades. With earnest and hearty wishes for your future success in life , 3'our com rade. ' Hoch Die Anarchic. ' Louis LiN'ao. " "HI : IP IT ix nxiiM" ! ! . " Yesterday , when ono of the guards said that the papers had printed his letter to D. D. Lum , the young bomb thrower expressed n strong dcsiro to "read it lu English , " Jailer Folz consented and Lingg slowly plodded through the translation. Knglehart speaks German , and when appealed to gave Llngg the meaning of < ho English words in German. The doomed man said the letter was an admirable translation of the original. Turning to another page of the paper his eye caught the line : "Lingg Will Surely Hang. " Calling to Englchart ho asked : "What is the moaning of this word 'surely1 in German ? " Knglehart told him , und Llugg laughingly observed : "So , sol I will surely hang. " Hli manner was such that Englohart Joined hi the laugh. "Say , " the blonde-haired youug anarchist called to a reporter , "did you sec my inuedchcnl" Ho was told that Eda Mueller had not been seen and his next query was : "Has my sclintz ( sweetheart ) gone to Springlleldl" This question was an swered In the afllrmatlvo. Ho seemed pleased and remarked that if ho could have seen hoc ho would have told her to stay at homo. O Neil , ono of the two guards who remain on duty before Lingg's cell throughout the day , declared that Lingg was the coolest mar in tlio Cool ; county Jail. Ho was very pale , his app-jtUo was good and ho slept well. iiXASiixiNQ Tin : OEM * . A ftcr a while Jailer Folz made an cxamina lion of the cell on the iloor. Ho found the shell of the fulmlnaUn ; ; cap. The shcrid said thcio hnd'beon undoubtedly dynamitu h it. The supposition that the man put UK shell in his mouth nml deliberately appliet the candle ( lame is undoubtedly coriect. Tin explosion was lernllc. It h'.aitlcd thooni ends , who thought It was a bomb , the nolsi was so great. The shell was so small a-i t < allow the smuggling of It into tin Jail without trouble. At 1015 ; Dr. Gra ; alter iv further examination , foiiud that tin tissues of LlngR'H throat , neck and front o the jaw had been torn away. Ho ndminls teivd stimulants , but they lallod to aruusi the man. A TIIUTOr. IV OIMP. How I'ynamlto was rnv.iggled into tlio eel Is not known , but it is generally belicvoi there is a traitor among the death watch win gave him the dynamite and cap. This is tin feeling at the sheriff's ofllco , as Llnpg's eel and clothing were thoroughly searched yes terday , and to all appearances the guard who sit in front of his cell have watched bin every minute. Lingg has always been re garde 1 as the most desperate anarchist of tin lot. It was ho who manufactured the bomb1 for the huymarket riot , and In whosi cell the boml's were found lait Sunday A CHtXQROr I.I.NCX. While It is generally thought around tbi Jail that Llngg hud all along determined 01 ending his own life In some tragic manner , 1 Is also believed that for scmio reason o otjn > r ho committed the act sooner that a llfht Intended , Tuesday when Oaplair Blaek was leaving Urn Jail on.hls way ti Spr'tiiglibld , Lhigg culled him to the gratinf opposite his .veil .und la English asked him to see that he had some clean linen sent him , and ho was also very particular that it should bo ar ranged that the messenger who brought him his clean clothes should arrange to take away his soiled things. "All right ; I'll attend to It , " said Captain Black. "What shall 1 defer for you at Sprlnlleldl" Llngg shook his head and said : "Do not forget tlio clothes. " Yesterday when Mrs. Engcl was In the Jail she had n short con versation with Llngg , and then bidding him good-bye she walked Into the Jail oftlco. As was disappearing Llngg came to the bars nd called out , rather anxiously : "Frou Ongell" but the little woman either did not ear him or heed him , and hurried out of the all. TUB nocTons AT WOIIK. Captain Black came to the Jail shortly after .en o'clock. Ho went to the room where the iloctors were working with Llngg. "Poor 'ellow ; poor fellow , " ho said , "can you rccog- \\io \ \ mol" "Llngg , do you know Captain Black ! " skcd Deputy Sheriff Morgan. Lingg pencd his eyes , looked steadfastly nt the captain and nodded : ils head. The rags and strings of flesh that iimg to his fiieo waved to and fro , and the captain , almost overcome , left the room. Ho called Dr. Frcnger and said : "Doctor , don't you think a consultation of physicians ought obe held as to whether this man ought to bo lung ! " "Impossible to hang him , " said the doctor ; "who ever heard of hanging n wounded man ? No , no , it must not be , " and tlio sur- con returned to his grim task. While the surgeons were dressing the wounds Lingg rested In the arms of a news- mper man. Every oneo In a while Llngg coughed convulsively and the blood that was bolting him would be spattered on the clothIng - Ing of the attendants. Tlio reporter raised him up so that ho might breathe better. THE SCCXi : IN MNflU'S CKMj after the explosion was ghastly. Teeth , bits of Jawbone , shreds of Ilcsh and blood were scattered all over the narrow compartment. A- little trail of blood marked the way over the stone flagging to the room where Lingg was carried. Within fifteen minutcsi after the explosion , Fischer , Parsons' and Engclwere taken from their cells mid searched in the Jailor's private ofllce. All their clothing was taken from them and new suits made by tlio sheriff's or ders wore given them. The sheriff says Lingg was stripped and carefully searched yester day and the day before. Lingg died at'J:50. : JAII.EU rOLZ EXPLAIN * . Jailer Folz and his son , who acts as chief turnkey , were much depressed this evening over tlio event of the day. Mr. FoU was asked tlio way in which Lingg had kept the dynamite cap from the eyes of his keepers. Ho said that the only way ho could account for it was that Lingg had secreted it in his hair , which was remarkably bushy , or In a part of his person indelicate to mention. No oilier explanation was possible , as ho was stripped to the skin yesterday while his clothes were being thoroughly searched. Uegarding the manner of the suicide , Mr. Folz said : "Tho cap is between ono and one and a half inches long. It is made of copper and the outer end is tilled with dynamite. Then a small portion tion is filled with fulminating ixnvder. Into this powder runs n fuse. In my opinion , Lingg , while lying in bed , reached out his hand , took from his table u lighted caudle , then placed the cap in his mouth with the fuse outward. To this ho placed the candle and the mortal wound followed. " The Governor's Decision. TsrniNfiriiJi.ii , 111. , Nov. 10. The decision of the governor was announced in front ol the executive mansion a 7 o'clock prompt by the private secretary. Fielden and Schwab were committed to imprisonment for life. The rest were denied clemency. Thus Spies , Fischer , Parsons and En gel will hang to morrow. The following is the decision in full : State of Illinois , Executive Ofllce , Spring- Held , Nov. 10. lbb . On the L'Otli day ot Aug ust , 1 0 , in the Cook county criminal court , August Spies , Albert H. Parsons , Samuel Fielden , Michael Schwab , Adolph Fischer. George Engel and Louis Lingg were found guilty by the verdict of a Jury and afterward sentenced to bo hanged for the murder of Matildas Dcgan. An appeal was taken from such finding and sentence to the supreme premo court of the state. That court , upon Html hearing and after mature deliberation , unanimously attlrmed the decision of the court below. The case now comes before mo by the petition of the defendants for con sideration as governor of the state. If the letters of Albert Parsons , Adolph Fischer , George Engel and Louis Lingg demanding "unconditional release , " or , as they express it , "liberty or death , " and protesting in the strongest language against mercy or commu- trtion of the wntenco pronounced against them , can be considered a petition , n pardon , could It bo granted , which might imply any guilt whatever upon the part of either of them , would not be such vindication as they demand. Executive intervention upon the grounds insisted upon by the four above named persons could in no proper sense bo deemed an exercise of tlio constitutional power to grant reprieves , commutations and pardons * , unless used upon the belief on my ji.irt of their entire innocence of the crime of which they stand convicted. A careful con sideration of the evidence in tlio record ol the trial of the parties , as well as of all alleged and claimed for them outside of tlio iccord , has lulled to produce upon my mliul any impression tending to impeach the ver dict of the Jury , or the Judgment of the trial court or of the supreme court aftlrming the guilt of all these parties. Satisfied , thero- toro , as I am of their guilt , 1 am precluded from considering tlio question of commuta tion of the sentences of Albeit U. Parsons , Adolph Fischer , George Engel and Louis Lingg to imprisonment in the penitentiary , us they emphatically declare they will nol accept such commutation. Samuel Fielden Michael Schwab and August Spies unite in a petition for "executive clemency. " Fielden and Schwab In addition present seperato am supplementary petitions for commutation of sentence. While , as said above , I am satis fled of the guilt of all tlio parties as found bj the verdict of tlio Jury , which was sustainei by the judgments of the courts , a most care ful consideration of the whole subject leads mo to tbo conclusion that the sentence of tla law as to Samuel Fielden and Mlchac Schwab may bo modified as to each of then in the interest of humanity and without doinj. violence to public Justice. And as to the sah Samuel Fielden and Michael Schwab , tin sentence is commuted to imprisonment foi life. As to all the other above nainec defendants , 1 do not feel Instilled in interfering with the sentence of the court While I would gladly have como to a differ ent conclusion in regard to the sentence o the defendants , August Spies , Adolpl Fischer , George Enple , Albert It. Parsons and Louis 1 inpg , 11 egret to say that nndei the solemn sense of the obligations of mj oftico , I hiivo boon unnblo to do so. ( Signed ; HicuAitu J. Oui.csnr , Governor , Minuirf MVTSOX OFFICIALLY xoTinii : > . Tlio following is1 a copy of the liistrumen ofnclally commuting the sentences of Ficldei and Schwab ! State of Illinois , Executive Department Hlcbard J. Oglesb.v , Governor of Illinois. Tf the Sheriff of Cook County. Greeting Whereas , Samuel Fieldon and Mlchac Schwab were convicted nt the Juno term A D. , ISii ) , of the ciliniflal court of Cook county of the crime of murder and were sentences therefor to bo hanged ; and M'hcrcas. It has been presented to mo bj divers good citizens of said county that sah Samuel Fielden and Michael Seliwab are H und proper subjects for executive clemenci Now know ya that I , Kichnrd J , Oglcsbj governor of Illinois , by authority in no vestec by the constitution of thin state , do by thes urcbcuts commute the sentence ol said Sum el Fleldcn and Michael Schwab to Imprison- lent In the penitentiary for life. In testi- uony whereof I hereto sot my hand and nuso to bo fixed the great Dual of the state. Done at the city of Springfield this 10th day of November in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and eighty-seven and of the Independence of the United States the ono hundred and twelfth , [ sioxini. ] H. J. Ooi.usnv , Governor. [ sioxno. ] HnxiiTD.Dr.MKNT , Secretary of State. The Situation nt Springfield. SruixariKM ) , Nov. 10 , The announcement of the governor's decision in the anarchist case spread like wildfire this evening and the ; reatcst excitement naturally prevailed , Much speculation had been Indulged in dur- ng the day and since noon the Impression : ias been prevalent that the sentence of Fleldcn and Schwab would be commuted and > osslbly that of Spies or Parsons. Tlio decls- on cannot bo said to have by any means been received with surprise hero and It Is no exag geration to say that the governor's action meets with general approval. Since the mbllc announcement of his decision the governor has remained In his study at the mansion and Is engaged this evening In con sidering the great volume of general public Business which has accumulated while the jll-absorbing pardon case was pending. Ho is evidently giving no heed whatever to the great volume of threatening letters ho has received , as tlio lights are shining brightly from tlio windows of the executive mansion and everything has its wonted appearance. Four iKjlieemen arc , however , keeping a close lookout around the mansion and will doubt less continue to do so nightly until some days after the execution of the condemned men. Of four or llvo of the anarchists friends who remained in tlio city over to-day all but ono or two left on the 0 o'clock train for Chicago Immediately after receiving tbo news of the governor's decision. Hoprescn- tatlve Hohrbach and President Oliver , of the Amnesty association , were first Informed of the decision immediately after its .announce ment , and expressed great astonismncnt that more of the condemned men had not received clemency. Itohrbaeh and Oliver could hardly credit the news and when emphatically in formed of its authenticity appeared greatly downcast and refused at once to express any further opinion on the subject. George Schilling expressed mingled disappoint ment and disgust on hearing the news , but prudently abstained from any forcible expressions of opinion. His chagrin was moro apparent in liis action than in Ills words and ho , too , after fully appreciating the import of the intel ligence , lapsed into a stubbornly uncom municative state. The last of the anarchists' friends left for Chicago on the midnight train. A IlnuenH Corpus Writ Refused. CHICAGO , Nov. 10. Attorney Solomon ap peared before Judge Tulley this afternoon and made his application for a writ of habeas corpus in behalf of A. H , Parsons. His points were that the process was void , the record saying the defendant was present when ho was absent. Ho claims that the order of the court directing the execution of anarchists on November 13 was unconstitutional and void , inasmuch as such final process must read : 'In the name of the people of the state of Illinois. " Ho read many decisions in sup port of his point. One of Mr. Solomon's main points was that the Illinois supreme court should have returned the case to the lower court , where the sentence should have again been pronounced. Neglect to do this , he agued , was n fatal error. The writ was refused by Judge Tulloy , The r/nst / Hniltl'nrtlnjjs. CHICAOO , Nov. 10. When tbo news of the commutation of the sentences of Fioldcn and Schwab was received at the Jail there was an extraordinary scene of activity. The news was sent to the relativcsof all the condemned men , and in a short time they began to arrive at tlio Jail. Tlio first of the women tq come was Mrs. Schwab. Soon after Schwab was brought from his cell to the main oftlco. His wife quickly advanced to him and , throwing her arms about his neck , burst into tears. Schwab returned the embrace in n calm man ner and soon tlio two were chatting quietly together. After this Spies and Fischer were brought from their cells and taken to the Jail library. Engcl was brought to the private oflico of Mr. Folz. This was done for the purpose of allowing the relatives to take their last interviews. Tlio first ono of the women to arrive after Mrs. Schwab was Miss Eng el , the daughter of the condemned anarchist. When the two met in the pri vate ofllco there was an out burst of grief which it is impossible to describe. Father and daughter clung to each other and sobbed convulsively. Their conversation was in German and listened to only by Deputy Oleson. Then came Mrs. Spies , the mother of August. She had been waiting outside for an hour and u half. Her nebs could bo heard throughout the corridors of the building. She did not stay long In the library with her son and on her exit from the jail Mrs. Fischer was admitted. She went into the library and her lamentations were heard above the tramp of the deputies , who swarmed about the place. But the crowning scene of all was the visit of Nina Van Xandt , the proxy wife of Spies. She was conducted to the library by Deputy Oleson. As she walked through the main oftico she betrayed no emotion. Tlio moment nt which she saw August , however , com pletely changed her demeanor. There was n look , then a gasp and in a thrice the lovers were in each other's arms. A bevy of curi ous reporters and officers crowded up to the door of the library , but it was quickly shut by the deputy. The interview between the pris oner and his faithful devotee lasted nearly half an hour. What actually transpired will never bo known to the world , but it was suf ficient to bring a glimmer of tears to the eyes of the old deputy. In half an hour the lov ers had pat ted and the excitement of the en trance of Nina had passed , Apprised of Impending Death. CmcAdo , Nov. 10. Shortly after 7 o'clock Sheriff Matson came to the jail. His mission was twofold. Ho wanted to give personal notice to Spies , Engel , Fischer and Parsons that they would have to suffer tlio extreme penalty of the law. Ho also wanted to see that his deputies were so placed that all un authorized people should bo kept from the vicinity. When the sheriff went into the cell room ho was accompanied by deputies Price , Turner and Ga'.pin. Tlio quartette stayed in the cell room for about twenty minutes. The sheriff would only say that none of the condemned men showed any signs of breaking down. It was at 7:2. : ) o'clock that Hov. Dr. Bolton , of the First Methodist church , called t on Parsons. His visit lasted about three minutes and bis efforts to get Parsons to consider spiritual matters were of no avail. At 8:10 : o'clock Spies , Fischer and Engcl were taken from the rooms in which they had bade farewell to their relatives and consigned to their cells. These were soon closely guarded. An armed deputy stood in front of each barred door. Inside the cell oi each prisoner was a lantern , while a table was placed outside and on this was a lamp , thus giving the guards an opportunity tc watch tlio movements of each prisoner. Mrs. I'nrsons Creates n Scone. CHICAGO , Nov. 10. Mrs. Lucy Parsons created a scene in the criminal court building about 10 o'clock. She walked down Michl gan street to the main entrance and was ad mitted to the hallway by the armed guards She had with her a lady friend. Approach ing the door which leads to the jail yard she demanded permission to proceed. This was denied her by a deputy sheriff , who was actlng-undertho direction of Sheriff Matson. "But 1 must go in to see my .husband. " ex claimed Mrs. Parsons. "You cannot , " was the firm reply. Then the dusky wife of the anarchist threw UP her hands und fell to the tiled tloor in i dead faint , it took over twrnt.y minute * to bring her to consciousness , but when this was. lone , she was escorted from the building , 'arsons was not informed of the episode. An Allowed Confession. CHICAOO , Nov. 10. An extra edition of an evening paper says that the following dls- latch was received by Captain Black to- light NEW YOUK , Nov. 10. Captain TMack , Chicago cage : I hold proof showing the sentenced inarchlsts to bo Innocent. The guilty man Is n New York and located. Have telegraphed o Governor Oglesby. Proof is under oath. How shall I communicate itt [ Signed ] AfUfsT P. Wvor.xnn , Counsellor-at-Law. * Nr.w YOIIK , Nov. 11. Attorney A. P. Wagner , of No. S7 Second avenue , sent a Icl- egram to Captain Black In Chicago yestcr- lay , stating positively that the man who : hrew the bomb at the Ilaymarket riot was n New York City. Mr. Wagner was seen jy n reporter nt an early hour this morning. Ho said : "Franz MayhofT , who was convicted of attempting to defraud the Greenwich Insurance company In October nml sentenced ; o Sing Shig for four and a half years , wrote to me some days ago , and on November 'J I went to Sing Slngwhere ho made an affidavit jeforo a notary public that ho know the man who threw the bomb. Mnyhoft said that early In January , Ibb7 , ho was introduced to a man named iCllmanu Schutz by William Scharff. icharff had often told Mayhoff , Sohcutz incw all about anarchy. Two weeks later Schcutz lu talking to Mayhoff spoke of an archy , dynamite , and arson , and of the bomb at the Hayinarkct. Ho told Mahoff ho had resided in Chicago at the time and had to make his escape because the police suspected ho was concerned in tlio Hay- uarket. The second conversation Mayhoff had with Seheutz was .n . February , when Schcutz wanted him to iclp kill a man who had $ J,000. Ma ioff re fused to have anything to do with him , whereupon Schcutz said : "You are no good. I have done worse than that. I threw the bomb In Chicago. Others arc suffering for it , but that is uouo of my business. " Ho told Mayhoff ho had three bombs in n satchel and that ho had them behind the wagon at the riot. It had been agreed to throw the bomb when the police interfered , but the latter came too late. This Is practically all there Is to the story , although Mayhotf talked at some length about Schcutz showing him bombs at various times and assorting that if the anarchists were hung Grinnell and the jury must hang and also much incendiary talk of the Hcrr Most style which was In dulged In by the self-accused bomb thrower. Mr. Wagencr says ho has great faith In the statements made In the affidavit from what ho knew of tlio case before. Ho went to Superintendent Murray and asked to have searched the premises occupied by Scheutz , but Murray refused to do It unless a warrant was gotten out. Schcutz has been employed In the repair shops of the Third avenue railway , and is said to have been an officer in ono of the foremost societies of anarchists in tlio coun try. Wagoner says ho hns no interest in the case except from a motive of common hu manity. _ _ _ lilack Will Make Another Effort. SruiNOFiELJ ) , Nov. 10. It Is learned at a late hour to-night that Captain Black has wired Schilling to remain in Springfield as ho ( Black ) , will arrive here in the morning at 0:80 : to appear before the governor and urge a stay in the execution of Parsons on the ground that the latter is insane , and has been for many months and is not responsible for his acts. Ho will also make a plea for Spies and in fact for all the condemned men. Certain it Is that Black will arrived hero in the morning and that Schilling has remained overdo meet him and join in the governor. Schilling was approached by an Associated press reporter late to-night , but positively refused to bo interviewed or an swer any questions whatever relating to the subject , yet ho did not deny the authenticity of the report. _ _ _ _ How the Condemned Act. CHICAGO , Nov. 10. A few minutes after 11 o'clock Deputy Peters came out from his tour of duty with Eugel with the air of a man who had just loft an agreeable entertainment. The cause of this was discovered to bo a se lect assortment of funny stories with which Engel had regaled him. This ono of tlio con demned is by no means depressed by the clamor of th * carpenters putting the finishing touches on the scaffold where in a few hours ho will bo a prominent actor. The grim terrors of the rapidly passing hours seem to liavo no effect on Engcl. In the course of his conversation with Peters ho indulged In a sneer at the cowardice exhibited by several of his doomed follows. Said ho : "There arc a good many loud talkers among us , and the ones that talked the loudest were the ones to weaken when It came to the scratch. " On being asked as to his own view of bis coming doom , ho throw up his hands and with a sbrugof his shoulders said : "You see mo. " There Is hardly a doubt that ho will march upon the fatal platform and step out into eternity with the reckless courage of a bruto. At half past 11 o'clock Parsons is still awake and pacing his cell with n restless step. Occasionally his sharp face shows up in the glare of the lantern sitting in front of his door and the light in his eyes seem brighter than in the early evening. Fischer and Spies sit on their beds well back from the cell doors nud say but littlo. A Talk With Fischer and Engol. CHICAOO , Nov. 10. Deputy Sheriff Adolph Mueller had a talk with Fischer and Engcl during the evening. Mueller says that the two men discussed Linpg's suicide freely. Both of them declared that they wished they had n chance to follow Lingg's example. They would infinitely prefer to take their own lives tliun to suffer the shameful death allotcd to them. Engcl also discussed his own attempt nt suicide , which ho made Saturday night by taking laudanum and morphine pills. He went so far as to assert that that his own wife gave him the bpttlo about a year ago and he added that he wished ho had used tlio poison before it lost Us strength. Erecting the Scaffold. Cmmno , Nov. 10. The erection of the scaffold began nt 10:1 : ! > o'clock. The first In timation that the newspaper men had of it was the falling of a heavy board. Then came the blows of hammers and each one was dis tinctly heard In the dead quiet which pre vailed. The gallows was put up In tlio north east corridor of the Jail , where for many years all the Cook county hangings have taken place. The scaffold is the same used in the hanging of the three Italian murderers , but it has been lengthened for the purpose of swinging off the four anarchists at once. It is painted a dead-Tirown color. Between 1 and 2 o'clock the sheriff and his assistant tested the gallows. Heavy bags of sand were attached to the ropes and the traps were sprung. The machine worked to perfection und In all respects was satisfactory to the authorities. Then an unusual quiet prevailed in the jail. The only nolso in the cell rco ! " was the low voices of a few deputies , the turnfng of a key in a lock and the rapid ticking of a tclegr.Tr'J instrument which was telling the world of the last hours of the four anarchists. Military I'roparatlons. CHICAGO , Nov. 10. "What preparations have you made against possible trouble us a result of to-morrow's cxecutlonl" asked a reporter of General Fitzsimons , commandei of the first brigade of state troops. "I can out line no plans,11 ( said the general "It would not bo policy. I will say , how ever , that MX ) men of the First reglmont and 730 of the X'1 can Lc thrown into the leld for action nt very short notice. Seven inndred to eight hundred men of the Third mil Fourth regiments can bo gotten hero fully equipped for duty In three hours. 1 do lot anticipate , any trouble , however. Any roublo that may occur will bo not most effectually , I think , by the ) olico and detachments of the : -'lrst and Second regiments. I deprecate the iccesslty for summary action on the part of ho police or troops , " continued the general. 'but If these wretched enemies of law and order glvo us cause for action there will bo 10 such leniency as has been extended them n the past. " "Will your men UPO blank cartridges or fire over the heads of the crowd In case of n riot , uid an order to fire Is given ! " "We have no blank cartridges , " said Gen eral Fitzslmmons , "and will not lire unless wo lire to do execution. " Many conjectures have been made the last 'cw days regarding what orders had been ssucd to the United States troops now at lllghwood. Accordingly n reporter called this afternoon on Major-General Terry , com mander of the Division of the Missouri , and asked him what arrangements hml been made for transferring the troops hero in case they were wanted. "After tlio execution and after the trouble should any occur " said the general , "I may bo willing to talk about It , but I con sider it in bad form for an army officer to out- ino his plan in advance. " General Terry thought the militia hero ivould be amply able to take care of any dls- : urbance , together with the police. Ho con sidered them all n remarkable line and ef ficient body of men , DctallH of Deputies. CHICAGO , Nov. 10. At (1 o'clock there was nn influx of deputy sheriffs to the jail. Men who hud for years been serving civil writs uid not bothering their heads about hang ings came in. They all wore heavy over coats and in the right hand pockets of these were bulky objects which to the eyes of the experienced were plainly revolvers. Orders were given forbidding tlio entrance of any one not connected with the press or sheriff's oflleo. Then some of the deputies went to supper and matters quieted down. A rumor was started to the effect that Schwab and Fielden will bo removed to .Toilet at : ! ) o'clock , but. Jailor FoU declared ho had no orders to that effect. Juror Itraytoii In Dimmer , CHICAGO , Nov. 10 , About 8 o'clock to night n bomb was found by Thomas Maloney in the rear of the residence of James Bray- ton , on Yale near Fifty-third street , in Englo- wood. The bomb consisted of a pleco of gas pipe twelve Inches long and about two inches In diameter , filled with pieces af iron and u substance suppo scd to bo dynamite. Mr. Brayton was pno of the jurors who convicted tlio anarch ists. He said to u reporter to-night that he Aid not fear any organized attack , but be lieved that trouble might bo available from cranks. Ho has received several threatening letters since tlio sentence was pronounced on the anarchists and lias consulted with refer ence to them with Chief Ebersold , States At torney Grinnell and Captain Schaak. Two officers were detailed to guard his houso. Sweet heart I'roud of Him. CHICAOO , Nov. 10. Ida F'cldel , ( which is the correct name instead of Mueller ) , "Llngg's girl , " was seen at her homo to night and asked what she thought of the suicide. "I always thought Llngg was a resolute fellow that's all , " said she. "Do you think ho did right In killing lilm- "I think It better to dlo as Llngg died than to be hanged to helplessly allow. himself to bo dragged to the gallows und choked to death. " In reply to further questions the girl said she would not pcnd word to Llngg's mother and did not care to bo bothered further about th matter. She had hardly left the reporter when loud sobbing was heard in the other room. showing that her calmness had been forced and that she broke down after closing the door. _ All Quirt Up to MldnlKht. CHICAGO , Nov. 10. Up to J2)0 : ; ) a. in. every thing is quiet throughout the city and no in dications of a disturbance have been reported from any quarter. The fact that the author ities have taken every precaution to prevent trouble and are fully prepared for any emer gency is almost a guarantee that everything will pass off quietly to-morrow. The Fir&t and Second regiments of infantry and Bat tery D of the artillery arc mustered In their respective armories , but will not bo called therefrom except In case of necessity. The Death Watch. COOK COUNTY JAIL , Chicago , Nov. 11 . 7 a. in. At 1 o'clock a change was made in the death watch. Deputy Hart had been guard ing Spies since 8 o'clock. IIo reported that ho had quite a long talk with the anarchist. Spies declared that ho had no reason to bo afraid and then launched forth in a tirade against the courts. He asserted that all the judges who had any connection with the case had reason to tremble , while the anarchists could hold up their heads and walk to death with steady footsteps. The deputy also related the manner In which Hov. Dr. Bolton was 10- ccived by Spies. The divlno asked him if he would not accept of spiritual consolation. Spies , with a haughty shako of his head , de clared ho had no use for any clergymen. "I'll pray for you all night , " cried the doctor. "Pray for yourself , " returned Spies.'Yon need moro. " At 11 o'clock Spies lay down on his cot and closed his eyes' , but ho did not sleep. Several times ho got up for a drink of water. But his every movement betokened u firmness which was astonishing. So it was with the rest of the anarchists. Parsons hud the nerve to entertain his guard with a song. His selection was "Annie Laurie. " Ho sang tlio songentiroly through , and when ho finished rested bis head on Ins hands for a few moments and then repeated the song. His fortitude was the wonder of all who heard him. K\ tract From the * Arlicltor.cluing. . CIIICAOO , Nov. 10 , The noon issue of tlio Ai belter Xoitung contained a short account of Lingg's attempted suicide , which read : "They Imvo urged our courageous friend to death. This morning ho committed suicide by placing n rilln cartridge in his mouth and Igniting it , almost resulting in instant death. " The account goes on to say that his friends' declaration that ho was insane , jes- terday , drove him to commit suicido. A "Fako" Exploded. Cinrioo , Nov. 10. A sensational article appeared in a morning paper and was tele graphed widely over the country stating that 1(5,000 ( men of the central labor union had re solved to make to-morrow a holiday and wore probably going to make a grand demonstra tion on the streets. An Investigation of the thing to-day proved it to be ono of the sensa tional "fakes" which some of the papers have been engaged In promulgating for some time past. The officials of the centi-il labor union say they did request such of the members as co.uld consistently do so to make to morrow a holiday out of respect for their condemned brethren , but that very few besides the bakers would stop work and that no demon stration of any kind would bo made. Fischer's Farewell to Hcrr Most. NEW VOIIK , Nov. 10 , The ITrclholt this evening published a long letter from Adolph Fischer , ono ot the Chicago anarchists , to JIcrrMost , in which the condemned man biJs h ! " friend Most n last farewell. The letter is pi7ni > lually devoted to glorification of the cause of nncr-'hy , for which he says ho is proud ho is soon to become u martyr. Ho beseeches Most to always bo true to the cause and asks that his wife and children bo looked after. _ Now York Socialists Parade. NEW YOUK , Nov. 10. Sc.hevltch , editor of the Leader , made applicatlpn to the police to ; - . day for permission for 10,000 socialists to | > arndo to-night to express disapproval of tbo hanging of the Chicago anarchists , In vluw of Llngg's suicide Superintendent Murray summoned all his captains ami puvn them npecillo Instructions how to net. They will furnish a detail of men nml nil the reserves will bo held In readiness for Inshuitiinroua service. "I deem these precniitlons neces sary. " said the superintendent , "us a slnpla mischlovloUA person might cause u disturb ance tlmt could easily result disastrously If not Immediately handled. " Schovitch salil ho was not surprised to hear of Llngg'a snU cldo and said the aet showed the iron ncrvo and will tlio man had , The trades unions and sympatbl/ers with socialism paraded to-night In protestation of the hanging of the anarchists In Chicago to morrow. No disturbance occurred. A long line of men n,000 strong passed down Broad street wltli red and black lings , all lieavlly draped in crnpo , tlio bunds playing the "Head Muroh of Saul" and the "Marscllnls. " Tlio transparanclon bore In scriptions far moro bloodthirsty and threat ening than anything in the general conduct or apiH'aramv of tin ) marching men. Amonir the legends were these : "Blood for Blood , " " 1'rolctarist , " "Beware this Insurrection , " "Tho Gallows-to Death , " "Seven Noblemen You Kill , Savages Howarc , " Mombard Us mid We'll D.vnamlto You , " "Wago Slaves , the Day of Your Liberation is at Hand. " A Move For Charity. Nr.w YOIIK , Nov. 10. Justus Schwab ami other New York socialists Imvo held a meet ing looking to the Issuing of u call to the tellers of the world to raise a fund for the maintenance of the wives and children of the condemned Chicago nimrehtstH , It was agreed that they bo declared. "Wards of liberty" and that a permanent organlrntion bo formed to become International In char acter. acter.A A Day Ahead til' the AimrchlntH. HONKMUI.K , Pa. , Nov. 10. James 1' . Mo- Cabe , who murdered Mic.haol Klle.v in Do- eember , lib , " " , was hanged hero to-day. A KKAK PANIC. Cotton Advances < IO Points On tlio New York K\chaiiKc. NHW YoitK , Nov. 10. There was u bear panic on the cotton exchange to-day and re ports of trouble are cuirent. The different futures have advanced ( W points since noou on the publication of crop reports continuing the estimates of n short crop. Several houses uro said to bo short over a 100,000 bales each , and one house is reported to Imvo had to provide WO,000 additional margin. The sales between calls amount to over 70,000 bales and trading continues enormous. Ill the Chamber of Deputies * . PAIMS , Nov. 10. Before the opening of the chamber of deputies animated groups stood in the lobby discussing the incident. In the chamber Count Do Donvillo-Malllefou moved for leave to interpellate the government in reference to Wilson , declaring It Impossible after the disclosures made yesterday that there should bo any delay in reassuring the public mind , which had received a severe shock. M. Mu/cuu , minister of Justice , re plied that the government declined to accept any responsibility for the doings of M. Wilson. M. Piou moved that the government order an Immediate inquiry into the allegations against Wilson. Houvier , after some debate , said the government had done its duty from the outHct and was now prepared to d.irect the opening of n new Inquiry. Piou's motion was accepted. M. Mim'im directed the procurcurs to institute Judicial inquiry. Itouvier then declared that the cabinet hail decided freely on its own responsibility and asked the chamber to vote the order of the day. The chamber apjn-ovcd the suggestion. Flyer * at 'Frisco. SAN FIIAXCISCO , Nov. 10. The track wi. fair and tlio attendance largo. Five-eights mlle : Snow Drop won , Susie S. second , Kildaro third. Time 1:011. : One and one-quailor miles , ullages : Kenny won , licpotta second , Idalcue Colton third. Time 2:11 : tf. Three-quarters mlle : Bryant W. won , Daly second , Kuth third. Time 1 : 'JO. Ono and threo-eighlhs mile , three-year- olds : Shasta won , Adelenu bccond , Kllwood third. Time 2:25'.f. : ' Ono und one-sixteenth miles , heats : Etta W. won , Moonlight second , Black Pilot third. Time 1W : : > < J. Second heat : Black Pilot won , Bolero sec ond. Etta W. third. Time 1 ; Ky. . Third heat : Black Pilot won , J ttn W. sec ond. Time lr : > 7' ' < j. Ilaccs at KaiiKiiH City. KAXSvsCirv , Nov. 10. Seven furlongs : Estrella won , Colonel Owens bccond , Tommy H. Third. Time 1 : .Ti. Six furlongs : Emperor of Norfolk won , "Wheeler T second , Los Angeles third. Time -i -.wy . Ono and three-quarter miles : Wary won , Grisetto second , Insolence third. Time : tlb : > i. One and ono-sixtccnths : Dad won , Wood craft second , Panama third. Time 1:55J : . Ono and one-eighth miles : Clone 1C. won , Biddy Bowling Bucond , Malaria third. Time 2:04. : Weather Indications. For Nebraska : Fair weather , light winds , generally from south to west , slight changes in temperature. Iowa : Slightly warmer , fair weather , light to fresh variable winds , generally shifting to southwesterly. Eastern and Central Dakota : Slightly colder , fair weather , followed by local rains or snow , light to fresh variable winds. The Magistrate Wrong. Dnii.ix , Nov. 10. In the case of the gov ernment's appeal from the decision of Mag istrate O'Donnoll , dismissing the case of Lord Mayor Sullivan , charged with publish ing repoits of meetings of suppressed branches of the league , the court held the magistrate wiong m law in dismissing tlio ease and oideicd it referred back and ro- hcard. Steamship Arrivals. SOUTH v.Mnox , Nov. 10. [ Special Tele gram to the BII : ; . ] Arrived The Allcr , from Now York for Bremen. QLT.IN&TO\\.V : , Nov. 10. Arrivcd-Tho Brit- tanlc , from New York. GLASGOW , Nov. 10. Arrived The Hiber nian , from Philadelphia. Pim.ADCi.rmt , Nov. 10. Arrived-Tho Lord Clive , from Llvomool. Sensational Kovolutions. PAIIIS , Nov. 10. The revelations In the Caftarel trial yesterday in relation to M. Wil sons antedated letters have caused a sensa tion. The nowsp.ipois now declare that it is impossible that he should bo allowed to es cape. A Warner Institute Opened. BitnK.U'oitT , Conn. , Nov. 10. The formal opening of uho Warner institute occurred this ovenl.-ig. Addresses wcro delivered by Hobort Collier and others. Mrs. Cleveland was present and gave u reception to " , l'OU ' wuiliing girls. He-fused to Tart With Wilson. LONDON , Nov. 10. A Paris dispatch to the Times says a violent scene occurred at the cabinet meeting to-day , Grovy obstinately ro. fusing to part with M. Wilson. Postal Changes. WASHINGTON , Nov. 10. [ Special Telegram to the Bm : . ] George W. Master * was to-day appointed postmaster at Bear Grove , Outli ne county , la. , vice Clcarchus Heed , ro- feigned. J'rlncoton'H I'r PnixcnroN , N. J. , Nov. 10. Dr. McCosh resigned the presidency of the Princeton college this momlii - .