Terrible Scene At An Excursion
Steele Scrapbook - September 30, 1885




Terrible Scene at an Excursion.

COLUMBUS, O., Sept. 30.—Patrick Hartnett, the Cincinnati wife murderer, was hung at the Ohio penitentiary this morning. The drop fell at 1:20 o'clock, and he was pronounced dead one-half minute later. The fall resulted in almost decapitation, the head hanging to the body only by a small strip of skin at the back of the neck. It was with great difficulty that the executioners could summon courage to cut the body down. Hartnett killed his wife Jan 31, 1884, in Mount Auburn, a suburb of Cincinnati.



Obviously the title should be "Terrible Scene At An Execution" - but I kind of prefer "excursion".
Stealthily Stolen From Alf




Dreadful Sentiments...