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   LeMars Sentinel (Newspaper) - August 8, 1890, Lemars, Iowa                                ��1 t: VOL, XX, NO. 63, '^"�^""^ti ffiumf (It rmtii mftnr T LE MARS, IOWA, FRIDA"^, AUGUST 8, 1890. ISSUED SEMI-WEEKLY. $2.00 PER YE AE ^^^^ 30q .A ''4��EVIVAL wiJIno;:.', of Depr�8�lnK SuHponse Follow- \ ''^i<|!^Ma<:liinery Again Set in Motion and if ^iibari'ont  I is.OOO Voltage Turned Vpon Wn^ii'i'victlm-The Autopsy. ctel'itiTr I , -;- I'"'-'Auburn, N. Y., Aug. 7.-With a !^i|^^^aharp shock, painless as far as [ivihe world will ever know, the soul of lE William Kemmler was separated from hie' body at 6:40 o'clock.   A cap ad- -1; ill Ml".:-' M", 'ji s^ENORMOUS Of Fal I and Wi nter Goods. But before leaving he^Imtracited'^^the Boya to -AT- Low Prices As there JUast be Roomiiuftde for the CARLOAD LOTS -Which will Arrive- THE LAST OF AUGUST: '/-'(bui ' Remember tbat-'weare the 6nlv-Hoa(i^ �f the'> Sute, wlie .'furmahM yoa 'Jirith' a   ' > Frorq Wl:iicli. to Select. > Thia will make Eighteen Fall Stooka brongbt to LeMara in ''  , animany Seaaone, whioh< meana that'      , ' We do fiusiri^ss And keep oi^^^t^W^iild^hl ^'^^k^'^^ ER'SMiT (,The Electrocution Experiment Proves a Failure. after first shock. to the head of a man bound cap-,JK,v^ in a strange looking chair, a lever (iqtjftskly swerving around the arc or 8ebi-circle,i^ quick convulsion, asud-'5i^iB�iVaV0f the muscular action, an-^turn.of the lever, a pause, a room ; with sickening fumes, and twenty-three witnesses of the first electrbcide in history knew that the death of Tillie Zeigler had been aVehged in law.ahd the crime of Wm. Kemmler expiated so far as hunian hands could force tie expiar tion. The witnesseia of ' the execution had gathered in i-espoase to the call of Warden Durston at 6 o'clock in the morning."' The law named twehty-seyeh as the htimber of those who should witness the'execution' as assistants or in some oflacial capacity. At6:3d.the'door leadiriiit Into the execution toonlopiened and Warden Durston's figure appeared in the i doorway, behind him walked Kemmler, then followed Dr. W. E. 'Houghton and Chaplain Yates. . Kemmler** VTond^rral Nerve'. ^ kemmler was^ far the coolest man in the party. He; took a seat in a wqoden chair at the right of the execu-'tioii chaii'.  He looked at the little circle dl^ ineh around him, seenling rather pleased atbeihg the center of mteteBt; Warden Durston, withhishand^ on the ,back of the'chair,'said: a"Now gedtle-: men, this is William Kemiuler; rthave warned him that he has got to die, and if he has anything ito: say: he will say it."' . '�      As the wardta finished Kemmler saidV "Well; I wish eVeryrone .gck)d luck in this world, and I think I am going to a good places; and ; the papers hasbeen nayingilots of stnff that's not so. That's all I have to say.". ; ;   to antici- Eate the signs of wfiatfmByoi^mayuot ave been a revival. 'of4i consciousness. As the group of horror-stricken .wit-! iies8e� stood helplestdj^^sbyfalleyes fixed on thd chair, Kemmler'8>)up8^began''-to drip.apittle, and'juira'moment;!; moie hie chest moved ana from ^his mouth camei i:a;heayy, Btentorions�i80iusdi!;qt)iokening 'and iiiorewdng, with everv respuration, if resniratioin'It was.' There was" no 'Toicepdtithat'OfthAl wardens crying to ^the operator to torn on the;current;:and: i a wbeezing,i, aonnd,; half 4: groan, which; forced itself past the tightly closed lips and BQunded'through the> still chamber -with 'r   " ? .  ^:.' ' , A Ghutly DUtlnotaeM.' ~ Some oj; the witnesses turned away : from the si^ht.  One; of; them lajr down faint and sicfc i It takesa long, ^ime, to  irice there were twitchingsol the body aa^tbe dectrioiana in the next room tnme^'the current on and off. There was t9 h� no mistake thist{mi abont'the loUingK^The dynamo was ran np to itB. p(�eii"'^and again and aKaiii'the:ful,ci;n'eiit'of>B]||)Q0 :�.�por.ilwlnK-S}ftit> P�!� had returned to the prison to prepmo for thejautbpBy. ' The bb4y of the dead man still fiat in the electric chiiir, tlio limbs rigid, the expression of the face (but for the discolorations of the skin) unchahgoi. The vigor of the body was a matter of comment and surprise nmong the physicians. � The jaw bad not fallen and the pleaistnit expression with which Kemmler had greeted the witnesses as he entered' the execution room, still lingered abotft his features. Itwas dotermined that Dr. Jenkins of New York, instead of Dr.'Daniel, should do the work with the sjirgeon's knife, because ot his long e^rience in performing autopsies. Both Dr. Daniel and Dr. .Tonkins stripped off their coats and vesta, and. the surgeon's case was opened and the'glittering array of knives and saws'brought out. The body was lifted from; the chair and placed on the table in the centre of the room. It still preserved its rigidity. A sui.-ill wooden box was placed under the head to support it, and the limbs were straightened out as far as possible. Then a convict was summoned from the prison to take off the .olothing. The reraoviil revealed a Bcajr nearly five inches in diameter where the second electrode had pressed amii^st the base of the spine, showing that the current had burned through into-the flesh. The body looked healthy and^eH nourished. Dr. Shi-ady at thia point,isuggested the necessity of making the examination as formal as though it was to be taken for criminal investigation, and volunteered to act as secretary and take the report in short-hand. This was agreed upon and the first Step taken was to bind a clinical thermometer to the nape of the neck and take the temperature. , The record denionslrated that the man was dead beyond all question. Thei table, on suggestion; was moved over to the corner of the cell, directly under the window, where a iietter light could be had. When^it-was in position a general survey of the.hVlj' wan taken ;and its ' external o6?)diti'.)i carefully noted.  Then Dr. Jenlcirif; took the surgeon's knife aiid'beganoiill'ations. The body was cut open.' -'Tho'l heart, lungs and other organs were 'taken out and their condition noted, carefully. They were all put in Mueller's'fluid for pres-ervation'and future examination^ 'when the organs in the trunk ofithe body had been^eiaiuined carefully .the top of the skuirrwai removed J and the brains; takeii- out.Thia was the � ' ; most interesting feature of the iextimination,- aa'the theory on �which ths � claims of igreater humanity for this method of {.execution are based is the theory that the electric current paralyzed the brain instantly, and thus destroys all sensation. ' The physicians found evidonCe of th as;either of them livey>4nd>;theiz home shallbej^reserved to them;; dnring the'same time. .'At if .''li^edne'Hlay'*'Bbm BallOa 'AlniUOANAaSOOIATIO^. Af _^ .AtPJL At Br I .At Oh At'Wt^ mm i REPOETl LI. It Seerns that He Coined the Campbell Sensation. MR, BLAINE AND THE PRESIDENT 8tti fnnd of #1,000,000 to carry the countryin the Liberal' interest at the next,: federal .election, The condition; jUpon V which the money will be paid is that the Literals ^shall make commer' cial union thechiefjplank in their next platform.       _ ^ North Dakota Democrats, ' � Grand Forks, N, D,, Aug, 7.-The 2]'orth Dakota Democratic BtateconyeU' tion openedatlES p. m. Several caucuses were held in the'iorenoon;but:no definite results were arrived at; Judge Tem^; pleton of Grand::Forks 'Will .benamed; tor congress, if hecan be prevailed upon' ,toiaccept. Capt,:Marrat� of Fargo and HcCprmick of; f Grand Forks have de^ � clined tto be candidates for the position; A'darlchoraa will benamed for gorem"-' or| as there are:A0 open candidatias.     r ^ iwi I - FuDitonbyrAocIamatlon. lEANSAserrr, Aug, 0,-TheRepnbli-:can8]'of the Second congressional. dis-'.triot otXansa^repominated'Hon, �. H. ^ Funstoq by; acclamation.  The conyen- ! tion :was,; held v'at Chelsea P^rkfjiist east of Kans^ City, Kan. ^ !A' Blount BenomlnateO.' Macon, Ga.,' Aug. 7.;-The;Demoorata "ot'the "Sixth coogressionalt'dlstriotre- Haas    Huebsch, --dealers in- HARDWARE, - STOVES, Tinware, Cutlery, Ammunition, Etc., Etc. 'VISIT US," It will pay yoii to look over our New and Elegant Line of Stoves, and get our prices befere purchasing elsewhere, we have the largest stock in the city, BouGKT for Cash, and bought right, and will be sold right; Cash or No Cash System. We will not be undersold by anybody in our line of business; this is plain talk and we mean it, .OUR MOTTO IS:   "Best Goods, Lowest Prices." -remember the place- HAAS 
                            

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