Miscellany: Executioner

Not merry, the life of an executioner is often profitable. Robert Elliott executes for the state prisons of Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey. He gets $150 per corpse. One day last week he earned $900. Early in the morning, while a crowd cheered, tooted auto horns and exploded flashlights, he executed three men at Charlestown, Mass., then took a train for Sing Sing. It was late when he arrived. The condemned men lay awake in their uncurtained cells in the harshly lighted, white-painted death-house. A Negro was singing a song. That...

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