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LC 26 Jul-1 - Lake, July 25. The cor demned was led...
Lake, July 25. The cor demned was led forth to death at tween minutes to z if. Al. The ga'lows was erected on an open square back of the jaiL Gaidry came forth hand cuffed, accom panied by the sheriff and another, who led the condemned up the stapa and placed him facing the east. He was atteaded by Father Charles and his filend. Gaidry mounted the gallows with, a firm fa tap. and wore a slouched, hat which was in due time removed by the Sheriff. Gaidry turned to his friend in answer to some thing said, which could not be heard by the crowd, and said " I am firm." To the Sheriff he said: "The faU will not be enough ; I want a real breiknec t fall. about ten feet ; " upon which the Sheriff lengthened the rope, which did not sc:m then to satisfy the hardened culprit. Guidry now took the rops in his bands and examined the noose and tried it would work easily, and paid: " I don't care to die," and laughed daringly. Father Charles, at this time, said a pray er, to which he listened and nodded his head, assenting thereto. The Sheriff began to pinion bis arms ; he now talked very loudly, at?d in about these words in a dare-devil dare-devil dare-devil style I don's care to die : x m a man. Friends, I am about to die for a crime which I do not reRtet; I would do it again ; I don't care ; I am a mi. What Sheriff Dueson, of St. Landry, said is not so." The rope was adjusted about his neck. the black cap drawn over his face, when he exclaimed derisively, I can see through it." The Sheriff drew the noose closely round his neck, and he excla! med. "That is too tight; put the knot on the aide of the neck." Before the cap was put on be bade adieu to his friends and the priest. and said to the crowd, God blecs yon all. I don't care to die. Then looking at the sheriff, he said, I can see yon going to out the rope ; a second more the axe severed

Clipped from The Times-Picayune26 Jul 1877, ThuPage 1

The Times-Picayune (New Orleans, Louisiana)26 Jul 1877, ThuPage 1
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