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 - A DOUBLE HAXODiO. LEBAKOK, Fa., Nov. 14.—Chaa....
A DOUBLE HAXODiO. LEBAKOK, Fa., Nov. 14.—Chaa. Drew And Frank Stickler were hanged to-day lor the murder of Joseph Raber, at Indiantown Gap. Drew, according to his previously announced..- intention, re stained awake last night and ate only fc light breakfast.—Buokfer-riepMlucc- bours and ate a very hearty breakfast. The men seemed indiflerent to their situation, until the colonel of tho Third Pennsylvania volunteers called upon Drew, who burst into tears as he •poke of the war and of cairyirg of the colors of bis regiment in battle. When tho men reached tho gallows, prayers were oflered by clergymen acd hymns were sung in which the pridoii- 'e» joined. At 11:05, they were manacled and strapped. .Wnite caps were pulled over their faces, end just before the drop fell both men trombldd perceptibly, Stichler in particular. Drewb* voice was heard remarking in Germec. to Stichler: "Frank, now we go to heaven." Immediately after that the sheriff touched the spring, and a large croes picco fell tp the ground but both men remained trembling on the gallows. They were evidently additionally distressed by being ignorant of the course of the dtlay. Both of their bodies ebook violently. Tbe mishap in-the work of the drop, however, did not cause more than a deUy of one minute, and at eight minutes piit eleven the drop fell, their bodies having a fall of about three feet. Their struggles were not violent, and they seemed to die easily; although directly after the drop fell atichler's body moved convulsively. The doctor pronounced the cause o! Btichler's death strangulation. Drews neck was broken. The bodies were pUced in coffins and taken away from Iho prison, followed by an immense crowd. i i ] !

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  1. Daily Free Press,
  2. 14 Nov 1878, Thu,
  3. Page 9

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