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|Article Title||Blood for Blood|
|Paper||Salt Lake Herald-Republican|
BLOOD FOU BLOOD. WALLACE WILKERSON PAYS THEPK1CE0FHISCP.IME. Uss Victim Avenged and lhe Law Satisiied. FULL ACCOCNT OF TBE aiOR- DER. THE TRIAL AND THE EXEGUUON. Wilh Mnodry Other Jnleresl-iue Jnleresl-iue .llmiers to ttie i is lory ol Hllbvrtou, A Brave and Forgiving Man Meets His Fate Without Trembling. Remarkable Coolns Wluio Facing Dei 111. The Sad Ending of a Sad Life, THE STATEMENT OF FACTS. Oq the llih day of June, 1S77, Wallace Wilkerorj killed Wiliiaiu Baxter in a saloon at HomansnUe, Juab, County, Utah. Wiikersoo wae immediately arrested and conSned id jail. On the 2Sth day of September, of ibe sains year, the craod jury ol tiie Firt Judicial district found an in dictuient agaicst Wilkerson, charging him with murder in the first degree, liie fuiluwing day Wilkersou wsb arraigned and plead not guilty. During this time he waa confined in jail, but before his trial, and on Ibe 12th day of August, 1S77, he made hia escape. Alter a search by the officers he was finally captured by Sherifl Mc Bride, of Sevier County, and pofee, near Richfield, Sevier CouDty, on the 4ih day o( September, and lodged in jail on the 9tb, exactly four weeks after his escape. An athdavit waa fiied in the First Judicial District coart, Judge Euier son presiding, on tho 22J of November, Novem-ber, 1S77, by JuJie iloge acd P. L, Williams, E-q., Wilkerson'e attorneys praying for a chance of vecue to the Third district and eettina the following reftaona for the request: That the jurors to try the cause would principally be drawn Ircm Jutib and Utah counties, in the former of which the homicide took plac?; that the citizius of each of these counties had offered a reward of $500 for the capture cap-ture of the defendant; and that many of the citizens had individually interested themselves in making this ofier, and would bo upon the jury; that a number of citizens of both these counties had siaenibied together wilh the avowed purpose of shooting or hanging the defendant; that mny of! these citizens gave money to assist in the prosecution of the ense; that the citizens were so much prejudiced against him that he could not expect an impartial trial; and for these reasons a cr.ange oi venue to the Third district was moed. The motion was argued and denied. Very Bhortly thereafter the trial begau and the gist or substance is here given. To aid the reader in more fully comprehending the statement of fact?, the following diagram is made. It shows the saloon ia which the murder took place, and the parties in the room at tho time: ! ii " i I ii " if i STKEKT. 1 lliixter, WilkewjD and Messenger were eittins at a huwiiI liver table, at the eide ot i!m Willi ne.tr the street. Tlie saloon wub used as a store a!eo, and behind Baxter wus piled a number num-ber of flour sack?, (;;iint wliich be leaned hie lack, and eat on a ber kr. Wilkerx.m, as will be seen, was oppuei'u him. and Mfssenner eat between Uio twn with In back lo the dior. Figure 1 represents a person standing with hts ti.irk agninst the con liter, lijukin :vt lii.! paMus at the t-ible; 2 repri&cni.! a im:i:i Gtanding in the c rucr ol ih-i e-ualer, hi elbows riK'.iiig on tic angles of the c untrr, and i-c him w:ta watching the ppupie at the ublc; 3 and 4 show the pou;on of the storekeeper and a cuflumrr, 4 l- ; 1.13 et neic :-p:r behind the co.ir tr. iwj wt re at the dot .ig-ii;c,l in lil'n om accounts aii.i p..ld :ti-iiti.in tu B, W and M; o reprefe-.rla person jut coining in at the dn:r. Tuo ibmr ope nod bick ng.iinst lhe wall (nw:irJ the place where Baxter eat. Tuis ii li:e poiiiion occupied by the eix wit-ncftfes wit-ncftfes at tho moment the shooting occurred; and aa o wasjust coming in the door he was nblu to see only Wiikerton, of the three at the table. From the testimony cl tiiese eix wit-noeses wit-noeses the tolloing facts wire elicited: Baxter acd Wilkerson were playing cribbage lor ?2 aside, or some tntl;:ig nmcunt. iJuring one ot toe games Baxter accused V ilkerson of pegging too many holes. Wnkcreou restntid ! tine charge, and 8.i:nn hard wnrds j lollowed. This attracied the alter. lion j of 3 and 4, who turned from their business at the dkln iixk at the 1 d-ipuiinc parties. Dnrii;; the di-u?-I plon, B.ixtor pick.d up tsie monvy : witn h;a l-ft h'jJ a;iJ put it in i.i? pocket. W'iserson juri.ped ui fn "in , tne tsbjp, itt ppd tack, commencfd j ;o puli oiV hi? ccat ami made -.nue '. rcmarK aho.it bcin; roohc.l and hg it ire. Baxter h ! n nuht ciar in : h:s nKii:h; hi? r:ht c.l..iw w,-.? reet-! reet-! i:-. on tne t tr, ai.J his r'it c:ieflic . rositd on tr.o p.hn ot i ;s r;r.t ii'.r. 1. . In t.:is p. ill:, u : r.ii t up to Hi.k-riicn. w,.o w a n'l n.n. ar.d he fr:-'.: "S".E Jo:), W:,ifT?m, ar-1 ' i!.n't make a I" v. i f yt-.u? t." W:;iir;.-'n rv.u'trrr i ? ;v.e:..i: c wKvjt 1 be-in; able to tii k ii.-ixtf-r "r.h h;s ! ima. on. ar.d ;t "o:-!" i '.. ;.:-Jt ; .a -xi At ! i;i.e Mm- i o ,,- c-: 1 cf t:.. it; .c i.f b-s c -v., M.' l-ii;.!; hi'' c-:it t::rt p":t 1 k.vt e:l I' s-.i : - -n Bs:fr -.vr.J? I..-1 lie -Jr'w i:.e ' ,l.d' m nt- P"-;--d t;: r: I l and :l'.o i i-.e ie:t i--n Ka (.: 't c; t. drew apistel and fired at Bj-.t-r, who still occupied the po?u;'u j mentioned above. Tne ball etruck under !be right eye, in a straig:,! line with lhe end of the nose, sod passtd uplorough the brain, lo-ljing 1 under tne scalp near tne cro.vn of ide heaa. As Baxter was partly i leaning against tne sacks, Lis b;.dy did not fu, but his beau dropped on I bis breast. Wilfcsrsou, still being on ! the opposite side of the table, reacned ; across it, tosk hold ol Baxter's hair, : raised the bead oil bis brea;t, tursed , the right side rather towards him, ! placed the muzzle of the pistol against the cheek, just in front ut the lower end of the neht ear, and on a stiaigbt line eldewise with the fermer shot, pulled the trigger and sent a ball through his head, which lodged under the sc3'p at liie h.ise of the heed on the It-ft ;-ide. Wilkerson then made a brake and ran. The pistol was a soisil one, bo rnucb eo that it could not send a builet with any Ereat force. Baxter'- body rolled on to the Qoor. and '.hero is some diversity of opinion as tj whether ba died inuanily or a few-seconds few-seconds after, lhe fo;n;rr opinion, opin-ion, however, appearing the nio-t plausible. The body waa uicktd up and placed on the counter opposite where the desk is lituatei, and a guard placed over it ail night. Baxter was stripped and his clothes examined, and the evidence went to show that he waa totally unarmed, and that the only thing found on his person that bore any resemblance to a weapon was a small pocket knife, twe or three inches in length. The attorneys for the defense had the witnesses excluded so that they could not hear each other's testimony, testi-mony, but the statement of one was substantially the statement of them ali; and there was juat enough diversity diver-sity m the evidence of each to show that there had been no collusion. The defeuso mide objection after ob jection with a view to getting in exceptions ex-ceptions on which to make a motion (or a new trial, should it be desired, but everything was conceded and the case went to tne jury without a solitary soli-tary exception. The trial occupied about three days, and the jury, after being out but a short time, relumed a verdict of guilty of murder in the first degree. Though the facts wero not developed de-veloped on the trial, there seems to bo little doubt that- there bad been previous quarrels between be-tween the parties, and it is reported on pretty good authority that ttireals to kill had been made on both iidee. Baxter whs a man who had a great many friends, and the30 were of the most unfailing kind; and such persons per-sons aa were not his friends were his bated enemies. When sober he bora the reputation of being a pleas ant, peaceable man; when uuder the , influence of liquor, disagreeable, overbearing over-bearing and a bully. Ho was looked upon as a man of that character as never goes unarmed; and for this reason considerable surprise was caused at no arms being fouud upon him. In view of this fact, and together to-gether with his well known popularity, popu-larity, and lhe general prejudico against Wilkersou, there are those who did and who still do entertain lhe idea that Baxter was armed at the time, but that his arms wero smuggled smug-gled away by his friends, so as lo remove re-move ali po-sibility of a defense for Wilkersou. Be this as it may, Wil-kerson Wil-kerson waa found guilty. ome time after the conviction, Wfikerson was called up and sentenced sen-tenced to be shot on Friday, (he 14th of Decemher,lS77, between lOo'clock a.m. and 3 o'clock p.m. From this sentence an appeal was Ukeu to the supreme court ot the territory during the January term, 1878. It was taken on tne ground that " the court had no right tn adjudge and sentence the appellant to bo shot to death, there being no law authorizing such judgment." The supreme coutt ol the territory, however, affirmed the :.,HJn..t nf Ihfl lower nnnrl. Thfi case was then carried to the Supreme court of the United States on a writ of error, on the 21st day of January, 1S7S, the only mound on which the appeal could be taten being that of the alleged illegality of the lower court in specifying the mode of death. On the 17th of March, 1S79, the Supreme court of the United States reaffirmed re-affirmed the judgment of the First judicial district court of this territory. The case was then eent back and Wilkerson was resentenced, this time to be shot on the 16th of May, 1879, between the hours of 10 o'clock a.m. and 3 o'clock p.m. His general behavior while in jail baa been good, but after his escape he waB iroued. He won for himself the reputation of beinp. tho foulest mouthed and most profane men liv- j ing, while in tue penitentiary. Last Saturday his death warrant was read lo him by Captain lireenman, at whom he swore during the w.iole reading, in a frightful manner. He eaid he had had Ureenman's life in , his hands, and that lireeurnan might thank him for not taking it. He also said that Greenman would ba killed in t-n days after bo (W.) waa ex-ttiikd, ex-ttiikd, and tht Ju ie lvu.TJon. for v,e;ii ho enter Likud the rtatr st ,!iii;-.t ?.ty, wuid fullow (.iretnm.ui in live day. Wuen Doken lo t i -out rieM. it i si;d he w mli brea into a vulk-y of th? mr-V. profane lanc'iiige, and &a;d ha would die curbing tl.o.c who convicted and thc-;u w ho execuU J him. About a wt ek i.r ten diys t r f )re the e.tecutii-n, a cousin ol his visited Linn and told him that ii the jii yard was tild w tli p titiont I t bis psr.lon, lie could n't bj eav!ii, mid lhat ho must n;;iKo up Ins mm 1 to die. Me ! manifested the utmost iuditl-Tcuce throughout, save when he woiuJ cure those who happened t-i displease hiui. A few Java prior to the taking of Wahace Wiikereon to l'rovn, a Herald reporter visitt-d him at li.e penitentiary. The uppilion to lientrai Bctl-rr, wi:,!en, was icf.-liiy ' v'antf J, v. i:h lhe remark l:at "1'er-i "1'er-i ha; s h'j w.h ta-k tj yo.i, and percij-? ! he will not." Alter a her1, de.av the : heavy gruc- is ma vr..'l wa ur.lo. k'-1, !(fw-jn t-vk sluv..y on i's h.;i-o-, ' ALd the itco;md man cati? O it oi :'.:p ;- Ace (f L.:s c t.h:i-u.ri.t LW ap-1 ap-1 prarauc? w".oi infire a:itt'.:i:g 1 rati. or ti:an p tA?jr.ii-le emo:irs. 1 He w Imii a:;-! vt-ry thin; ..u,t It-traiht l:c rn the cr nr.J.ar.d fq-iin ; ; ii is i: ut w5 a pemi-Aa ;' r - n ex ' act.y in.l.eaiii i b;i. yit Ji-. -vi:'.-,!:, .b'luip in: f. rr.c. 'lit z- rre c a;i,( i ti-t-'.... r w.'.ii a k ; ri.Jiii, ; :;::!r' n in,::.-. i. Hi.''". ar,"l .,-VVy 'f.: i' r -v y :-:.; - : y ;: , .h i.-.t -t f ,y (..::-! 1 t.n- ... r S"i''.;rc-i to to more prominent. The ey s were gray, moderal;ly small, rather quiet, and the expression by no means a 1 wicked one ; lips Dinner thick nor , thin, the mcutti an average eiz?, while ' tlie corccrs wert neither inclintd up ; nor d:-wn, which, phrenolcgicaliy, i w.'Uld tvideace him to have been a ! man of eveu social temperament, other things net counteracting. His hair was aik, tbiD and unusually long for a man, it coming dewn over bis aairt cellar, in unbending strings. His moustache, which was somewhat puny and naturally adark brown, was dyed black, and with this exception ! his face was clean shaven. One yi j the most remarkable features about ! tiie man was the extreme smalinesi ; of his head. He kept bis bat on constantly con-stantly except when eating, and from : tne manner in which it whs worn and ! the dispatch with which be replaced it after concluding his meal, it appeared ap-peared that be possessed an intuitive reluctance to expose it to vie nr. How ever, from what was visible it ?eemed as though the top was almost flat and tr.e sides atari? straight, the former indicating a lack of the religious and mural characteristics of the c.-anium. The base of the bead, where the animal ani-mal faculties are claimed to lie, was full and well developed; while the forehead was low and sloping and the intellectual faculties b!s3 apparently dwarfed. He carried in bis hand a black and neat riding whip, worked with whits horse hair; and placed it in the lei: hand while shaking bands with the reporter. The hand was small and honey, and the feet were also rather smail. On the whole he presented what might be termed a cadaverous appearance, and the very eikt of him inspired a feeiing of fear inter mingled with revulsion. It is but just to state, however, that the feeling rapidly wore ofi, and though his company com-pany could hardly be productive of pleasure, had it not been for the knowledge of his guilt it would by considering the acknowledged ignorance ignor-ance of Wiikereon. And in this connection con-nection it might be well to. remark that, if a photograph of Wilkersou taken when he was first arrested is any where near accurate, he presented at the time of his death a much more inviting picture than immediately after the murder. His voice was uupleasaut and low. He talked slowly, and almost carefully, care-fully, and was quiet and undemonstrative undemon-strative throughout. Reporter How are you, Mr. Wilkersou Wil-kersou ? Wilkerson Fretfy well. B. I suppose you anticipate the object of my visit ? W. I don't know that I do. R. I would like to have a talk with yon, if you are agreeable; if Dot, I suppose I will be compelled to go without. W. I'm not much of a talker, but maybe I can say what jou want. What paper are you lor T R. The Heuald. This conversation took place while standing just inside thd penitentiary. He then seated himself on a bench, General Butler on one side and the reporter on the other. Ueueral Butler Do you think it is too cold for you out here, Wilkerson Wilker-son ? W. I feel rather chilly. Gen. B. Have you bdd anything to drink to-day ? (His friends, alter bis seuleuce, had desired that he be given some liquor every d:iy, as lie had been used to it, and itwoulu help to keep him up.) W. A couple of drinks. (Turning to repir.'er. ) Have vnn any? R No; but if Mr. Butler will allow it, 1 will get yuu some. General Butler then took us into tba guards' dining room, seated us, and gave Wilkerson a good drink of liquor, which called from him a smile and the remark : ''You give big glares, general." The warden then gave him a cigar, and when he lit it, gave mm a cigar, arm ueu uu hi u, be indicated nis readiness to proceed with the interview. R. Hew did your trouble with Baxter come about ? W. It happened this way: I bad been away Irom my falber and mother for eleven years, and I came from California to see the old folks. K. When did you come? W. I came in the fall of 187G. I was raised id this lerriiory. K. Were you born berv? W. No; I wns bom in Quiucy, Illinoip, and came here with my parents in 1S52, when I was S years old. R Were your parents Mormons? j W. They were. 1 R. Are you a Mormon? ". I was baptized when I was 9 years old. R. Have you over peveiod, or has ynur connection ever been severed with the church? V. No; I guces not; I suppose I'm a M'iriiwu yet: I urvi-r denied being a Mormon, no matter where I have ti-eri, or under what circum-PtauciB circum-PtauciB I have been placed; of cnurss, I'm not a religious man, and it has mv?r bothered me. R. Where a d your parents live? W. Tory were living temporarily at Fay?on tin n R. How d;d you o.;ne to t,cl acquainted ac-quainted with Baxter? W. As I told you I came to Uuh to see the old folks. I had made up my rnind to s'ay right with them as I -ng as they lived; and I lnl.l lhm I bad come to so their laydays. Vt:l, I t'-1' to Paysuu and stayed a low days. I had a couple of brothers at Hunansvilie, near Tinlic, and 1 wanted to at e them, fo I went there, lney wanlrd me lo remain, anJ aftor a good ih-al of taiK I consented, because be-cause they had a contract to burn charcoal and I knew a good deal about the burine.s and tho-ight I would heip them. S.i I said I'll slay tor a few week. I am no renegade at ali and have always 1 eon a i.ard worker; and iie.vcr have besa a cr. oticd man. My parents came t;. Hcn-an vi ie witu :ne and wantt'J j me lo rct'.:.-n w.th them, but as I bad prur,r.s-;J t'i.e b..yc to stay, I tolo father and mr.t-jer I won 11 f..ll. w tr.em in a ehort time. When Ine contract was finithfd my broth;:; j conci'.d-d to : to Darwin, Nov., and I s-iLled me to go witn tnem and ; hr-ip th- m take m're contracts at tne minr. but I cc.u.J not. D.-r:nc t:i-i t:i-i t;;ne I hid b-en c.iiud a wi.j boy I at .1 ft Ci:;''ri'.: .Vorrr.'n. I tru 1 v. vi i:;:'w wtj.it that is m wo 1 I , (; i:? a fh.ir. I '. ":-: i. "; bLfio..-e I ' n' ver r!t r.-.-d b ;ra a M'.,rni' n, U.i;:.i ' 1 J' n't siy I liTfd op to what I was l ii.il. i tj r tj i y t thrift I have to re-trot re-trot i- ab".:it rr.y fii:if-r and ni"itr.r. I ' 1 -c j! -1 r-i:'1 rx" n. vca: the ,.'v r.-.x-l .".J I . ::t . n w -S" v - r. v "! i ? .a: ; -. ! -x.i- n ', ' ' t y ;rr r- - -.' " ' i i 1 - ; -.I r i n : w , ., J :.--.w , .'a j'Tt'-.e p ;-:'t. He p-:r-"..-t-'1 invr.hir,-t-rly m !.'." r.; i.s c wn c-nr-e, and recited the most trying dt t-.:li with the s-ioeemp:;as:s be wi uld t'-ve to imoriint tacts j R. Did you see Baxter at Homans vii!e? W. Isajv B-ixt-ri-t Ho;;nnsViUe during the work'rg of the coni act; but I uid n ni get a.qiaiuvd na him then. Isaw him several t::iie?. hile I was there a dr.ce was r ranged to come of! at E irtka, two miies and a h.tif from Homausvilie. I waa a?ked to go, butrelused. I wss pressed to go by a man named High-tower, High-tower, and still declined, because I was not acquainted. But I got a little too much whisky that ni-ibl and about 9 o'clock I consented to go, and I went. R D.d ycu meet Baxter Inert? W. I came home on purpose tn cee the old lolcs pats awiy tneir last davs, and toe thought id tliem is the only thing that would make Wal. Wnkersou tremble tne least. Well. I went to the dance, but when I got there the dance had cot commenced, because they had not enough ladiss and while I was waiting I got cfl my horse and went into a saloon opposite the dance room. R. Whose saloou? W. It was Baxter's saloon. I did not know him then, and I went in and got a drink, and being pretty well gone, I invited every one there to come and drink with rue. The man that is now my lather:in law was there and made himself acquainted with me, and introduced me to Baxter. I spent a good deal of money treating the feliows that were in lhe room. In lhe meaurime I told them that if they had not enough ladies Ihfy could go over to Homansville and eel some girls that would like to come. When llicy came the dance commeuceii. R. Did the trouble with Baxter occur then? W. Right then I had a difficulty with Baxter. Jim Hightower and me talked Spanish in the dance, and this made Baxter mad. Ho was one of the floor managers. We quit it as soon as wo were spoken to, but Baxter icmsiued hot. At recess some of them wvut out fur supper, while the otners danced. Just then some jig dancing was dcuc, aud a fellow named Gillespie got shooting oil' his mouth about bciug the best dan er; he whs half crazy, but h did not look any more so io me than you do now. So I invited him tj dance with me. We got on the floor and I told them to play a very lively jig time. They bad just commenced, when Gillespie eai.i: "I said I could beat Bob; I'm not going to dunce with yon, you sou of a b h." I told him to go slow or I'd teach him an entirely new waltz if he talked like that again. He said: "Well, you are a son of a b h." 1 knocked him down, and just then Baxter ran in with a six-ehcoter in his hand, aud said : "You G d d d Mormon bou of a b b, I heard you were coming here to make a row, and now we'll give you plenty." Six men then jumped on me right in the room and t ut me about the face fearfully. They knocked me djwn and Baxter cume up and kicked me in the Left ttide and broke one f my ribs in. They dragged me out, and when I got up outtide, Baxter held his pistol up aud tc.ld Pete Reedy, a big Dulchiuau, twice as heavy ao I wad, and known as a bully, lo lick me, "or," eaid he, "I'll kill you.' Rec.iy said he would do it, and hi:fi,re I ecu Id think be climbed nie and hd nie on the .TtJUml Just as ho gut me on my tuck I flopped him over and got on lop. 1 put m right thumb in his lett eye and almoht popped it out. Baxter stood over wilh hiasix shooter cocked. Reedy bollored "mud," which means enough amooc miue.rc; hut I did not qui', a ud Rtedy bollored "mud"' agaiu. Ilightower wauled to part us, but Baxter wouldn't let him, and told Reeriy to lick me or ho would kill him eure. Finally High timer took me off, and when I Blond up Baxter eaid, "You G d d d son of a b h, I'll fix ycu yet." He son of a b h, I'll fix ycu yet." He then went over to his saloon. I went oack into the hall, and while in there Baxter came out and cut my horse loose and took him about seventy-five yards down the road, ft lieu I came out ol the dance house door a shot was fired at me, but the bullet entered the door. I looked for my hor-e and saw it was e;one, and I then went to a crowd of lei Iowa who told me lor God's puke to leave or Baxter would kill mo. I did not have even a penknife on me, and lluy e-inxed uio to go. One oi tbem went down lor ui horse aud Btfii Baxter cureed him for coming fur it, and tie sil B uter had a shot guu ready lo kill me. 1 went to H mansville aud g .t a six-(hooler six-(hooler and thou went back lo Eureka to lhe dance ball. About tweite men went over to B ixt- r'o fulorm and clOffd the door, and I waa told pwore tiiry w(:uid kill me beNn; 1 lull. 1 fu'.KiwpLl f'liiio ut the boys out and an Fiber chid w-is fire I at me. Ttic ln yrt bocgpJ me lo leave, and I d;d, b:it unwillingly. I Hun went home, and never even pulled my nix shooier. Wnen the party brnke up fo.ir of the boys started borne and were f-iCing a 1 g hou"?, and just then Ihilcr and j'line ether men eiepnetl i d L id them to halt and pin-jie out. 1 ni-y a.jked who be wanted, and hr- sa(d he wanted Wilic crsnn; tli'U he wmid "kill tho fOn of a ! b." Xne-y tod him I bad g"tie, but he m.de th-.m (inle out. Wh.cn bf found 1 was nut there he feaid, "l'h l.-y hrnind tho biggf pt rock in Tintic a: d kill WnkerBou." ; The boys toid me of this, and my brothers warned n e of his being a bkd raau. Mic'ower told ttie to kep mj.f hfe.vd and to see Baxter and find out bow he felt toward me. A tew days iatr Baxter came to Hi miansviile and came into the taloon where I wan. Hhtower alo came wncre 1 wan. II .hlower alo came in ar.d urged me lo have a talk vilb Baxter then, but (aid I was to be on my gjord, and he gave me a pistol. Bailer went out and got in hi! bugt:y, and 1 fallowed him and bun what he meant by Baying be wnuid iay bpr.ind the bikes', rook in Tinlic and kill me, Hedropp'd hii re-inf, pui.fd ( fl ni Ki'-v?, put bn bands Id ui packet- a:.d d"l ; .t K".y anythinc l.r a numht-r of K-c ind-. I mJe in Ht'empt lo draw a wrap-in. I fit:ii bal v brus-cl, and I --eJ him wny he hft'l me hrfc'-d. H paid he hori a t'n irn:t M'rm-jn wi coni-! coni-! ing nVfT to brak up Ir.e dnc, a:,d ! ii t.fd m-de up hi- mind liiil it i ii-j.d ir.t tie done. I b-i-j torn I had ! s : li.tl. loll w..g w.ii.iig to let ( ::iat pa-; ti rlrnindf- ! lo k i'iW who t,,A me :hnt hr had u-.t at- m-d me an l 1 t.'-;J irn.; he sutJ: rjd the ij ,1 d d s'ir, of b g in me; tl'ii fit t-if-ni. ' ani m h" did not j-!",y m-kTE t..o lor' t, I bee an to ' -i- i t t. ."J ij..'. e : ) J. I Itien '"I :: "J i i .v y-ij j r. iy ! a., r . - .." v.-.:i d r,-'t ; - .y it; I ; ," n.n.'-i rlr in-1 k.i:J ' i'::ri:- i .t t, - ..'."T a;, j j'.i.! I in t;,e sj-vn -.J I I -d. ! :,.:, ,.,., Thn-1 '.'-) BLOOD FUR IiLOOD! (Cuntmued from First I'je.) R.-Did you hsve any trouble with him about ore stolen from the Mammoth Mam-moth Cnpperopohs? V Nut till alter thii. I c:d not ece him for a while, and in the mean-j lime I wiig married. He used to , oeJdie meat in a wagon, and one dfty my wife Baked him for a piece of! meitayinj; I would piy him when I came norne. He to d her; " ou can hive the meat when you ;ay tne mODej; t:il I wcuiJ rather It til him than trust hnn." R. Well, when did you Bee Baxter last" cr when d:d the Ul occurrence take pUct? W. J ;e C ivrrt ivai w-irting lor IJtitr liifu and h: heard B titer e:i?, five days bs'ure t:.e niUir happened, tuBt lie w.fil 1 k:ll th V. eon of h h UUe he did." I hid in m-lre. tow:inld him and I did not ttiuk he would do i'. R. How alrjut the ore trsinsaciorj? V. Tuis tiipputd June lLfih. Before the trouble Cixter came tu with a box of ore. I was making trips to the city, hauling olJ machinery ma-chinery and truijlt which I sold to JJavif, Howe & C) I aaw him after dsrK, and be commenced talking to me curiously. He said he had a box he wanted to eend to town with me I did not then know what it wr.a, and we put it in the wagon. He tuen tcld me wliat it was. It was very rich cold ore ad d he wanted il tutcen to Goldberg's Gold-berg's btore in Salt L;iku. I was to have gone the next day, but I loat a Bpan ol boreea and could not go. He tneo told me to hide the box in the haystack, which I did. It lay there over night, and the next morning he came to me aod said "If you're oian to betray me I'll take it myself. " 1 told him all right. He got indignant and took it away. That night be accused ac-cused me of stealing some ol the ore. I denied il; and then called me everything every-thing and said "0 d d n you, I'll fix you." I did open the box but did not take any of the ore. I don't know but lorae one else did. K. Did you make your trip to Halt Like before the trouble 7 W. I did. On the Monday after I got uncle I was drinking a good deal, and a man named Messenger, that I never Haw before, made himself acquainted ac-quainted with me, and talked to me about going into pome ore stealing business. I left the saloon and went home, aod in the afternoon Mea Beuger came over again to my home, and insisted on my going to the saloon with him. 1 told my wife would b back in a few minutes and went with him. I found Baxter there, lining at A table playing cards with a man named Tbomas. Messenger immediately im-mediately sat dowu with them, and I titood. The three then wanted me to play cribbage with them for the drinks. I wauld not for qui to awhile, aod when I eat down with them Baxter wanted me to play for $10 a game besides. I aaid l would put up SI, but no more. He would t do tnat, so I wouldn't play, lhen he eaid ho would play lor the dollar. Messenger was my partner, and he did not know how to piny, and Baxter won a couple of dollars from me. I then commenced to count Mcaaeneer's hand, and Baxter objected. I eaid: " Toal's all right," and I quit. He then wanted to play me alone, and tantalized mo a good deal to do po. I hail been drinking and felt nervy and consented. We played for $5 a game. I put down a V and ho laid down an X and tonk up the V. I beat him twice, and the next game he rained a dispute with me about it. Menoenger was Billing at the table and during these t amee; Baxter, who had been drinking, kept quarrelling with him. I cheese 1 him several limes. Ou the third game he accused me of pegging two holes loo many. 1 told him il he could explain how I did it I would peg buck. He eaid: " I'll do that, d n quick," and snatched up the $10. I told him 1 would give him ten holes, because I knew I could beat him, I told him to put down the money, aud told him he knisw the rule aniens girnblera when any one grabbed ths stakes. I argued with him, and ho put the money dowu. I beat him again. Our game was twice around thu botrd, and ou the next game we enma down the board on the lirat round pretty even. 13 liter li-ter pegged rouud first and picked up the muney and put it in his pocket, , I said: " B ixterS hie game isn't out yet." "Well, l'vfot the money, and thegamo'H up." 1 Vlt it to Messenger, who -jaid the game was not out, and that we had only beeu once around. I sked him to put down tue money, Sut ho would not. 1 asked him if he s going to rob me, ard he said : " Veer, d a you ; get it if you can." I told him I did not propose to be robbed. Baxter Bax-ter sat ou a keg and I got up and moved hack toward tho couuter and einrtpd to take oil my coat, saying he would lick mo before he kept the money. He eaid it wasn't in hia line l.i fight that way. I never once thought of my gun till he had hie baud to hia pants pocket, anil I couUI Btio bin gun 19 plaiu us 1 can see you now. 1 stepped back to the counter Bi-nin, put my hai.d in my coat pocket, aod in tho riaht hand pocket of my coat 1 lull my pi-tu', and I then remembered putting it there that morning. I c:uld ice him Gmiling to think h ,w dead be hud me. I was ten or twelve Vet buck from him. I ' pulled my pistol and tired two shots so quick that they almost Bounded like oue. I fire as quick, if not quicker, than any mnn I ever met. One ball went in under the right eye, and the other was tin d so q lick thai il struck just a little farther around the heart, about three huncH. I knew J had to do it to eavo my own hie. l'hert were Unco nion in tho rnom and they grabbed n-.e. I did no', run. Tliey let mo go, find I went over and told'the folks what had happened. They ccmnn cce.i making a his, and I t.ild them to k. ep q.ii t, that 1 did it in elt deU'n!" and Messensd, the man that wiy sitting there at the umo, Inld them lite Mini- thin, ard that I would get cti and thst H would be fll n,:ht. It. To wh' ir, cid yen dr kver uur W To a mui nvi, d iMvlhurn. U Where were ion taken then? W.-To l':OTO. U. You nide jnur fscunr In m there, did von no:? W. 1 did not w;nt to leavo. hut they ahned me, an 1 I went. K. Who iih-wd y.ui? W. M.entt' Turnrr. K It d lie bot you? W. No, but h" t.v.urJ m. ' U. Why d'd he tongue yon? tS. He'wnnttd me to tell him the rrof perti us who hud heljv d to '. r.d to ted him ail I knew ' tt;l him? Tit:l! lei ? i fT.soii r.ev.-r '-nt V:-.d he isn't g-Mig 1 J I y a-'-'itmce to cs-1 , rliec nn:n v. I nv.i'j? J I : propose to t h 1 1 want y- u to ted. I "t'ur friend? rr,!-:de rev.oied by which you e Reeled I, riioncr; helped me; tbcyi !wer o')t kept c!we, Tney worktd :fcr Turner and were generally out all day and brought back at night. Or.c of them gave me a corn cutter a;:d : the older gave me a case knife. I also got a tile. R. From whom? ! W". From one of the prisoners. I made a eaw cut cf the knife and cut , two of the bars loo;e. I R. About what time did you leave? i W. It wai just atom tundown. : R. Did ycu jump into the yunl from the csll winaow it d:d you jump over the high ler.ee? I W. I kind of skip'cd from the I wicdow to the fence, anJ tun jumped to the ground. K. Which way did you go? ' W. I ran out of the lot through i the gale near the southweU corner. Ii How loBg were you out? W. About twenty days. I R. Where were you during that i t me? W. I was in ibe mountains most ol the lime. R. Where were you recaptured? W. I was near Richfield, on the Sevier River, i wai hiding in the busuea. The sheriff and five men bad tracked me down. R. ft" ere you armed? W. I had a good gun on me. It was a aix shooter, loaded. R. Where did you get your arms? V. I got it at Sonugville. R Did you attempt to ue it? V. No; but I could have killed every oue of tiicm. They did not kno I was tbere, hut were just look- , ing around. They walked right up to me. I made no attempt tu escape, I ; told the sherifl and his men that their livea were in my hand and they knew it; and they could tnaok me for not killing them. R. How old are you? W. I was 36 yearB old last March. I was born in 1844, in Quincy, IIIh. R How do you feel about the mattei? V. I leel I ad on account of the old (oiks. R. Have you any children? W' I have a nhild 14 mnn ths olil . R. How do you think ycur wife will feel about il? W Ob! She ia strong, young and robust and can stand it. R. Have you any hope cf a reprieve? re-prieve? W. No; 1 guess not. I have plenty of friends who will do everything they can for me. R. "A'bat do ycu think about it? W. Ob! If it comes, it comeB. If it must come, tho sooner the better. R. How do you think you will feel about it? W. I don't know; sometimes I go to bed feeliDg all right, and wake up tho next morning feeling sick and mean. I don't know how I'll feel. R Have you seen any of your re lationa recently? W. My wife started up here to see me a while ago, but the baby took sirk with diphtheria and ehe had to go back. Maybe I'll 6ec her before t conies off. R 1 understand jou commenced to write your life? W. Yes, I did; but I'm no scholar and it'a hard work for me to write. I don't know much, and I got tired and quit. R. What did you do with what you had written? U I burned it. R. I suppose you have bad a number here interviewing you? W. There were four or five fellows here the otherday trying to get things out of me. They did not tell mewbat papers they were for; but I dropped on them, and I knew they were Tribune cusses. I told them so and they did not deny it, and I told them tho truth wasn't in one of them. 1 gucBs 1 gave them the worst raking ihey over got since they were born. R You claim you did it in self-defense? W. I maintain that lam innocent aud if I could have got a new trial I would have been acquitted. Everybody Every-body was prejudiced against me. Tne tribune did all it could to work np publio foeling against me and to prevent pre-vent me gstting a fair trial. R. Was any eflort made to get you a new trial? W. My attorneys did all they could for me, nod give, as they tell mo, the very beat reasons for a change of venue; but Emerson, who was judge of the First district court, ro fused it. Ji'nereon was prejudiced against me il through, aud did not give me u show. Alter i wus retaken I was brought here, and I waa only allowed ten d.iye to get up my case. Just ten days before my trial my attorneys talked with me in this room. U. How did hie w;tues;es testify in Iho case. V. There were eight men that sw.irc iticy saw me kill him, when only three were in the room. Some ol lhe-e men were B.ixlnr'a friends, and came from NcvaJ i after 1 the thii.g was over men that I had 1 never set n before in my life, and I d'Hi't tu pp'S'j ever biw uh. The ' public teeling was against mo, every -' body waa prejudiced, and I aui fl'Hts 1 if 1 cnn.d get a new trial it would ' have been dillcrcnt. H. Are yru resigned ? W. I've got to d:o somim:1, I suppoee, and it dcu'l matter much when it is. I guesi I am aa fit I) meet my OoJ now as I ever will be, and it doesn't make much didVreuco when I go. U. How about this ore did you ever steal any ? W. Not to amount to anything. Seeing he was reluctant to respond, the question waa not pressed, aud be continued. I never have been a very bad man. I have hurt myself woree than anybody else. R, Now, Mr. Wilkerson, is there anything you would like me to say? If there is I will take pleasure in doing it- W. N"o, I dou't know of anything. any-thing. K. I'll very likely see you agiiu on Fiidiy, and should anything occur oc-cur in the meantime you might de sire to make public, let me know and I will comply with your request. W. I'll see, and ii I do I'll let you know. Ii Is there anything I can do for you ? send you anything to read ? W. You mignt iflnd mo up the papers containing "Billy's' ' meaning mean-ing W.lliama trial. It'a pretty lire-ioiuo lire-ioiuo and lonesome- here. R (.nvd day, Mr. Wilkerson; I'm verr much obliged to vou. W. Not at all. ti'd diy, llfvving rolhd up a cigarette during the c'it-'e of the conversation, Gen. Butler save him a match, hf lit nis iro'U. RT.d the ponderous gate dmi him fr.-m view. While there, the reporter wa? invit-xi to eat eup-;:.t. eup-;:.t. wine i he did, Wiiserson eating l the iunelahle. He a'.e mxler atriy, vet setmrd to enjy his f.vd. lie m de no reference to the chain on h:s lee, but the r porter wild e-:a lie h:.d w.rn them so lecg that he knew bow to walk ilh;ui clanking 'them. the !XT'. -:o-Ou I hu my morning Wilkerson was taken from the penitentiary to me railroad depot by Marshal caaiiiM-n-y. Ti e bck;M were taken oh hie tVet felore leaving the penitentiary tnr he was har.dcnfl.-d. Hiseothn was I m the dopot vard.aud he pasnd it ur. j bt f. re boardinc trie train, and cam I several g.ances at it, but said nothing, lie read toe morniog paser? on toe way down, nd did not manitcsl the ie it wtasi.e:, and c;: itttd aLd laughed w.ita part it- on ibe rosd. Arriving a'. Provo, be was placed in , tne county jail, occuy-cg ibe ceil from which he prvvusy e-caped. By the afternoon tram irom the south his wife cud? up and some of nis I male relatives. Hie wile was permitted permit-ted to remaiu in the cell with him that night. Tney ulctd till it was pretty iate, about 3 o'clock, and he ileplaosojndly tnat he snored. Wi;-:i ha awoke in ibe morn n, he aeked ibe .-Uird l';r a drink (liquor), wuich I wa giv-n him. He appeared to leel j all right, and Uushed and joked -ome. He h::d not bid much iiquor up to thid lime, aud, in fact, d.d not get a great deal at all. L'Dtil h;a ma'e lrienda cimeinbedid not maoiles; any particu ar feeling ia the matter, but alter they had been with bim a short time, be beau to talk I'udiy and at times slightly incoherently. This waa kept up until perhepi hall an hour beiord he was shot. During the morning a great many wero admitted ad-mitted to see bim. thouch the treueral public wad refused admittance, thoe that were admitted being eilcer relations, guards, phyeicans or reporters. re-porters. Ho mamlts'.ed no disposition dis-position to exclude himself, and talked very freely all the lime, and invited every oue in to near what he had to say. It would have been utterly ut-terly impossible to have kept track nt ibe various topics oa wnich hs would advert for a momeut and then break ofl to something else. Tnere was, however, a coctUnt recurrence tu his parents, when he would cry, and also to hid "little wife," who sat in the corner of tne cell weeping. Aod be would say ' 'Excuse these tears, gentlemen. You cau'i expect a man not to weep when he tbiuks of his poor, old white-haired parents, a father 90 years old, aod a poor, little wife, ii's all right il a man does cry, isn't it? " Tears would flow every tune he referred to these persons, and he appeared deeply affected. Tuis rambling, incoherent talk was kept up durine the whole time persons were admitted to him. He addressed a note to his parents and told some one to take it to them, and said: j "God biess them: tell them I love I them and would die forty timea for them," and again wept. He also recited re-cited the main features ol the nfiair with Baxter, aud Bliil maintained that it was done in aelf-dofenee. A 10-year old nephew of his w;s in the cell, and to him he turned at o:;0 time and admonished him to bear in nffnd the teachings of his parents and take warning by his fate. "Re religious reli-gious and don't forget to obey your parents." A tew minutea after 11 o'clock he was talking to the crowd and told them all to come in; that he wanted to speak to them. "I have no feelings against any one to day, and I forgive all (hose that injured me in any way." A short time before be-fore visitors were excluded from the jail he commenced to ltd I ol another man he had killed dome timo before the afiair with Baxter, but just as be camo to the important part of the aflray, the eel! was ordered cleared ty tho marshal. Every one waa then sent out, aud tho doomed man was lefi alone with his wife, aud they were told to hid each other good-bye. The moaning and sobs of his wife could be heard outside the building in the yard, aud when 6he was tnkcu away from him her cries were heartrending. heart-rending. She was assisted out of the yard aod taken to a hou?e some distance dis-tance away. The other relatives were then permitted ,to eee him and bid him eood-byo. Wilkerson had expre:se a wish to see our reporter, who interviewed him some days ago, just before the oxecution took place, aud when the last of hia relatives had gone from the cell, the reporter went in. Wilkerson recognized him and aaid: "I wanted to teil you about what I had to!d the Other fellows (meaning tho persons who had interviewed him prior to his vieit). I Bhot a man sotno years ago at Fort Gaston, Yavapai County, Arizona. I was then a Bergeant, and one evening we were drawu out and the orderly aergeant called our names, and we were dismissed for the evening. even-ing. Nothing was said to me about my having in any way (niled to do my duty- That evening the orderly came into my tent aud cut ofi my sergeant stiaps and gve me no reason for doing it. He did not take my kit or my gun. The next morning I went to bun and cfiered him my gun and kit. He said: "Wilkerson, I dou't want your kit or your gun," and I said: "You'll tako the kit and the gun aud the content?," and I poured it into him. I shot hi:o through and through. R Where did ycu hit him. W. I struck him just below the rib?, on the ielt side of the stomach. R. D.d it kill nim. W. No; tie lived. I w is acquitted. I proved that I wjs perlectly justified in what I did. The tune being no, nothing more on that point com! hi ayrtained. Ho was Lhen h'.'t in the cell, tho only porsoua wi:h him bLing the marshal and a couple of guards. Pre pari', ions for ths execution, which wan i i t-kj p'.aj-; in the j ii! yard at 12 m , wem in progress all i"hurday nht, and w.-re complete 1 about one hour b-ro;e, the afliir came otl. A slrong gu vrd h employed U prevent toe po;si!.i!i:y nf an escape, or an atiaiup'. S lentT . I )hn Turner, of Utah County, rendered tho marshal every assistance in his power. The following diagram of the prism yard will give a good idea of the situation situ-ation aud the transaction: NO Mil. M ; j i JAIL. i ! The jail is in the southwest corner of the yard and occupies a con?ider- The jail is in the southwest corner of the yard and occupies a considerable consider-able portion of it. At the DOrthea-t corner of the yard is what ia called th coal bouse, aud in this Ibe four p-rsons who wero to act as executioners execu-tioners had been placed at daylight. Tneir names could not be ascertained. The four loopholes through which the firing was to take place cnid be si en. At the ucrthwtct corner of toe yard, and a little eael and north of Uie i northwest corner nf the jail, two tier I of railroad ties hid b?en pUcci. the I tuigtit btin; about fiv? feet. Tnc-e were firm'y braced, so tijsl there waa I no dancer ot thir being knocked! over. Acairi'l tnee tiet a:.d Uc.ncj , eat toward? the loop cole m the coal surd, an arm c.1 v.r p. i "o. w,ucn j was to berrcu; iel by li e condemned ; man, the ii;?iftr.ce between toe cr.air r.d iho einxi bn-inz tliir y ihrea f.-t-t. I Toe fence end -.r; t.' yard is lu.'j" i ten feel m he-'.it, and it was uttt-r'.y I inipcs-ib for i.-.a rxecoh-Mi to be ! seen by anyone outride. P'ttrk-t ' Ait.mry WZIe i elated i-i a c -a:r, t;-.e back cf w. ;ch ; was a-iir.-t tiieslit.i, he be.nj hill ! "outh of ti-.e C'iui. li.rp-;ly tcoih ! ot the chair in wich Wk--r?cn wi ; s::ot s'.xH lr phv-c;ac Dr. J. M . .and V. P- B.'ni.lict a:.d 'A a.'.er E j F.ice. Te.e-e g.-r.'m were hiJien j frrm the g'ir.3 t-y t::e e'. wa.. of i..e ; - Ail, bpi.iod w.ii.-'n tr.ey sUd Itr ' shelter. Pr. J. M. Beoedict wa no: ,.er three feet Irom the chair. Be r-ind the phy-icians sIckx! tne reporters, report-ers, ali w;Ui:u a !tw itet from the spot where trje condemned man w-is k;iied. Till about ten minutes be'ore the execution, Wilserson remained in the cell with the roareoai and lt:e guards. Too object o! Mr. Sjauzh-uesy Sjauzh-uesy was to quiet him down, and ne told Wilkerson that he would have to blindfold him, but Wi!ser?on berd him not to, saying: "1 want to took i the men that fire at me in the eye.:' 'The marshal told him be could not do that. He then asked the names ot the parties, which tne marshal eaid ! he could not give bim. Wi.kerson . finally asked, as a last favor, that he ' be allowed to "look into the guns." ; To this the marsnal replied that he could do so, but added: "I'm afraid you'll wilt when you see them." 1 Wi'kerson p'aced his hand in the ' marshal's and said: "I promise you ! faithfully, and on my word aa a man, j that I will not wince." The marshal .lhen eid: "Wilkerson, "if you'll give me your word that you will not i flinch, I'll neither biindiold you I nor tie you," and Wilkerson said "I i premise you I will not." He was then brought out into the yard. H:s harkles were otl and he was not ha:.dcufled. Ho was dressed in a black suit, with a white Bhirt and I collar, and a light gray felt hat. He w.;re a pair cf lady's cloth gaiters on bis feet, and in the button hole of his coat wis a small bouquet of flowers tht had partly wilted. He pae-el around the northeast corner of the jail and alocE the north bide escorted by the martibal, Sheriff Turner and a guard. His step was unfaltering. He was then seated in lbs chair. Marshal 3haughuessy asked him if he had anything any-thing be deeired to say to which he replied that be had and in his customary custo-mary lone sfiid: Gentlemen: I want to speak a few i words to you all Gentlemen, I have come to my fate. I have nothing to say against any of those who have brcugnt mo here, or those who tried me. I have nothing to say against tho marshal or those that are going to take my life, their hearts are not in it. and they only do what is their duty. I have nothing to siNy against anyone, but against those who swore away my life, and may God be mercilu! to them. The officers have all treated me well. Marshal Sbaughnessy Pas treated me well, and so has the warden; and Mr. John Turner, the sheriff, has beeu good to me." He then turned to the reporters and eaid, "Y'ou all have my gcod wishes, (iaod-bye." .Turning to Marshal Shaughnessy and the guard, who stood ft Iront of him, be asked, "Haven't I done right, marshal?" to which the marshal mar-shal responded . afiirmatively. He then eat down in the chair, at the same time making the remark, "I am ready lo die," and aa soon as ho wus seated, "I will goon meet my God." A round picco ot white paper was then pinned on his breast. He tbook h:iuds with the marshal, with 1 tiherill Turner, and with the guard, bidding each good-bye. No attempt j was made to blindfold him or to tie , him in any way, and he held in his hacd the stump ot a cigar he had been emokiug. He looked around til the crowd to his right, and theu turned aud gazed unflinchingly at the loopholes loop-holes through which the death messengers mes-sengers were to ho sent. As the marshal was retreating toward the coal shed Wilkerson called to bim and said in just such a tone of voice as one would call lor a drink of water: "Aim at my heart, marshal 1" "I will," waa the response. Tho marshal mar-shal then moved lo the northwest corner cor-ner of the sued and a deathlike and oppressive silence ensued, Three clear, distinct raps on the shed were then heaid, ami another silence ensued, during which Wilkerson gazid shgntly about him with such an uu-coucerued uu-coucerued look that it commanded awe, but he said not a word. He ogaiu looked straight toward the guns. Rapl rap' rRpI ftnj instantaneous wilb tue last sound was heard (he report of the gucs. A eligtit shudder was noticeable iu Wilkersnn's frame, "Oh, GodI" issued frcm his lips; be roee to his feet, slipped forward with his right loot, then with bis left, reeled slightly to the Ielt side, fell on his left hip, leaned forward, anti4(ell Slit on tho ground, fnco downward, the left arm slightly Btretcbed, the right arm spread cut toward the prinoa and beyond his head, legs spread out, ana tue Ielt cheek aud a portion of the mouth pressing tho ground. The physicians and reporters report-ers sprang forward, and stood at his head. A murmer was heard from him and the words "My God! my GodI they've missed it!" (meaning his heart) came faintly from his lips. He never Bpoko again. The pulsation at onco ceased, but he moaned once, and breathed with some apparent difficulty. He did not bleed a great deal not 60 much bb ho would have dono had he beeu on his back, but he was permitted lo remain in tue position posi-tion iu which he fell until ho died. He breathed as stated for a lew minutes min-utes alter he Jell, then ceased; but about eight minutes after he was shot another groan issued from his lips mid he breathed again, this time not so rapidly as the first. Ho again ceased respiration lor some Ume, but the eyo remaining sensitive, it was evident that the end had not come. Fears were expressed by some that it might be necessary to shoot bim again, and though it was. strongly, almost certainly, ihcup'it the wounds would prove fatal, it wis not known how lo.'g he might live, nor that the wounds were positively fatal. It was evident that none of them had p;emd the heart; though the paper fourd a her hs fell, showed thai one of the bails h.d gone so nearly through the centre that it mut have struck the heart had the paper been over liial lile-givmg fountain. Twool the b.uls alst ttrucK the paper juston tec ede, and ab..n t an inch Irom the b'ie that bd po m irly contend. Alur he hud bun uMc-'n m'.t.nte-, the physiciai s kmw that tl.e "t 1 inut come fnortiy, though the eye fc'.iil continued sensitive. As he did not l.ltfd at tne ruou'b, it wis known tnat hemorrh-iyo was gou g on, and the greater dillicuity uf ore i thing, with the failure ol Ibe eyelid to respond to the touch shnwrd thai lile wouid be extinct in a lew minutes I:i twenty-seven mined min-ed a alur the fh is ere tired he w. pn 'iionnced dead. A ft-?r the words "tney mi-fi d it," he was un-eon'ciiv.in un-eon'ciiv.in ard il h ci rt.iiu thai he r,o pain alt- ri.e r-. '.' .1 Irom ir? t:i eis, wmcn is c ;ci-f-oc d to be the on.y d-u:i atteJir a hniii-t Wjui.d fi'T 8'nie lime. 1 ; e I rrac n n ne ol tna bun' ts ttrurk t. e I h-art i neit .v r h-ei;e ol pxr fci ::' i p , c f d ;,.;,!. mar?' ii ltii J, ,r ; n .s he ut, bcJ hf,n he !! z n ;o r'u U". e p.i '. r c n, V. m-:-' n i 1 a, it , n::u t-r.d :'. m -t b rJ . C' olr.f".; "A i.;t c '. - 'r, n, : -; j p i , " ' ir.d tJ? f.pt r I? r;t ioTtr. It ' n-pr-i. :r rver, th it t -; f ;t- l.i-1 t:;:-T rap were g.eu, : W.lker.rn, a if iTSe irir.eii, drr I ":;is t:v.- :--r- i:p. s:.-"i !... cost ti" r g !iler.(d c.r.-e y c-'t n- br--'., t:.e p;.per ('ic-ir-f w? rA-'.l, w .;. :. a I Af'.'r " '.i ii b- ? ts fxa. fi:. : t t '.: . -t ,. , ere : u:.d in t.. r : ;'t a:- ..t I ;ccn above heart, w;...c a- C:?cjvered t;.ai oat- of ir.e sho s in'-l tec-n sei wild teal i: eirucfe tee left j arm, about luree iueees irom ise pit. and inmediate.y abjve tne muscles wht-n contracted, hreat ing a. Tne tbrte bullets pased thrcugn l t.e tody, coming cut tie low toe enoulder bUOe. and being so cioee to-' to-' getner wc,en tney came out that but one hole was made in tne cot and they a ) kegtd in one hole in the . lies. T"ie fou th h.iil wag :ully six inches frrm Hit- fibers and pissed 1 ; through ihe arm, but its foree was! s so fjr .-pcDt iu..t it simply made a , dem iu tp tie snd dropped lo the' ! ground Trie ft il '.wing will give an idea ot the licks in ihe breas': the two iu a hue being nearest the heirt, it is evident that bsd not W'ukfrson drawn up his saoulderB, at lead iwo.it ul three, of the bullets would nave enttrrd ihe heart. Ibe body was plactd m a blanket, and taken into the court nousp, where it whs turned ovt-r tu us relatives. It was taken to lJvson last nitiht and wili be iutt-rre.i this mormri:. Aud this is ihe last ol V Hllace Wtlkimm. A great many persons liaa assembled assem-bled lo eee ihe execution, tome o.' Baxter's friscds coming ali the way from Tinlic to enjiy ibe sight. A numbfr were herd to express Ihe with tnat tiie marshal wou'd turn Wilkcrcon IiXise arid let iheru kiii I him, tnty would like to do it, kuu i let the public see them. What-1 ever may be said of A ilkereon otherwise, other-wise, be was a man of nerve, wbnsei i ike can but rarely be faund. His' promise to the marshal not to flinch was kept to ihe utmost point; aud even when the muiz'es ol Ihe four bright and deadly weapons wore eboved through the loopholes at bim, and he knew death was in their emiie, he never moved a muscle or for a moment allowed a shadow of emotion to flit across the placidness of hi eerene apd unutterably indifierent countenance. If there ia a moment mo-ment in a man's life when presence of mind and determination determi-nation can fail him, surely it is that mnmpnl. and hia calmnffia nn that occasion not only shows that he was a man of wouderful nerve and determination, deter-mination, but that he possessed these qualities to such a degree as to call lorth admiration. There was not a balk in the whole affair. The marshal and ihe officers did all in their power lor the dcomcd man, and his dying tpeech shows that he wassensitive to their kindness. There was no show, nor the slightest thing done that could in anyway tend to heighten the torture of the prisoner, aud he passed away with words of good feeliDg on hia lips. A full hne cf Ladies' and Misses' Gauze Vests iu the various styles aud qualities can be found at m7 Cons Bugs. For Salt) t heap. Three hundred fashionable BLUE FLANNEL SUITS, assorted styles aud patterns, of our own manufacture. We will close out vtry cheep. m!3 L. A A. Goi.DBEiiu.