Frank Lewandowski Executed

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Frank Lewandowski Executed - op- . (Lewandowskl, Wife Slayer, to Be Hanged...
op- . (Lewandowskl, Wife Slayer, to Be Hanged Today at Jail, Passes Last Hours in Terror and Tears. When th clock tn Jailer Whitman's office points to 11 today another hanging will have occurred ta the county JaiL- JaiL- Frank Lewan-dowski, Lewan-dowski, Lewan-dowski, wife murderer, friendless and) without without relatives to give comfort in bis last hours, win go to the gallows between 10 o'clock snd noon. ' When has body - (s taken from the scaffold It will go to th dissecting table as that of a pauper, unless charity provides a bnriaf for it- it- , , ; - - .' . c t ' At noon yesterday Lewandowski for tha third time was taken to th death ceil. Twice before be haa been in the shadow of the gal-Iowa, gal-Iowa, gal-Iowa, and twice haa Governor Yates granted stays. Tills time; however, he has given np all " hope. The ' room he occupies is on the second floor of the new Jail, over Jailer Whitman' Whitman' office. It is th room occupied by the bandit Marx before his execution. -- -- Shrinks Froaa Visitor. Shrinking from visitor and even from the word of cheer given by Jailer Whitman and the guards, ' for the past few days Lewandowski Lewandowski has been, an object of despair and f I ' FRANK LEWANDOWSBX . " abject -misery -misery , f w,days ago anewpaper. fnan called to -talk -talk srltk him,-bnt him,-bnt him,-bnt the jcon-deirmed jcon-deirmed jcon-deirmed Tmai)-- Tmai)-- Tmai)-- refused to 'saw-any 'saw-any 'saw-any thing aad erovtcu'eiltt j.he corner of his j:i. When the visitor eXt -. -. Lewandoaskl; . . asked Jailer Whitman to allow no more newspaper men to go to his ceU.-e-. ceU.-e-. ceU.-e-. ceU.-e-. ceU.-e-. : Then he sat -on, -on, Jhls cot snd assumed an attitude as, it listening for the approach ot more .visitors, : Whenever a strange ;step, not that of his guards, sounded in the corridors-ha corridors-ha corridors-ha corridors-ha would crawl under th cot until it had passed."; Evenj when"' Jailer Whitman approached.' Lewandowski would bide under th cot-, cot-, cot-, and--when; and--when; and--when; and--when; the-guards the-guards the-guards tried to persuade persuade him that the Jailer would keep his word and allow no reporters to see him, he would greet t,heir words with muttering of suspicion. . "A strange prisoner," is what Jailer. Whit man calls Lewandowski. He has never been able to understand tbe Jail officials, and consequently consequently they have been nnable to give him attention during his last day on earth. when he went to the Jail he could speak no English, and the little he now talks he learned from his guards. Reeeivei Fries la Cell. Lewandowski arose at 7 o'clock yesterday morning and said he would not eat breakfast breakfast until he had received communion from the hand of Father Zapata ot St. Stanislaus- Stanislaus- Catholic church.- church.- Tha priest concluded his regular morning visit at 9:30 o'clock, and then the condemned man ate a meal of eggs. potatoes, bread, butter, and coffee. At noon time he was taken to the death cell, and at 2 o'clock In the afternoon two former fellow workmen. Joseph Focoat andjohn KoswyskL called to see him. He told Jailer Whitman he would, talk with them Just a short .while, and in a few minutes the men left. These are the only persons who have shown an interest In Lewandowski except the -Sisters -Sisters of the Nazareth,, the priests, and Jailer Whitman-; Whitman-; Whitman-; He says he does not know how to find his relatives. And so, unless the Catholic church or the Illinois Charitable Relief corps asks for his body it will be given to the medical colleges, . Slaters of Saiareik Visit Prfaoaer. Last night'' while the scaffold was being built the Sisters paid, their last visit to Lewandowski. His room is far away from the deathroom 'and the' blows of the work men's hammer could not be heard. His death watch last night war J.. r. O'Neill and Wil liam -Stevenson. -Stevenson. - Ther will leave him this morning at 8 -O'clock, -O'clock, and then Jailer Whit man, Father Zapatar. .and Father O'Brien of the Cathedral will attend-. attend-. attend-. iewanaowski Mil the trao is Sprung. At 9 o clock he will receive communion. Shortly after 10 o'clock Sheriff Barrett will read the death warrant, and soon thereafter the death march will begin. Jailer Whitman does not think tbe condemned man will break down, as ' he has given evidence tnat ne is prepared for his f ate.- ate.- Show 8lm of Repentaaee. He haa read hla Bible continually, and fre quently tear have been noticed trickling down hla cneexs. . He haa said nothing, however, regarding the end. AWAITS IBCGF1I CROUCHED 111 CELL

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  1. The Inter Ocean,
  2. 30 Sep 1904, Fri,
  3. Page 9

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