Cornwall, Ontario, Dec 16.-- James Slavin, alias McMahon, was executed here this morning in the presence of about fifty witnesses. The execution was by the counterweight method, and the body was jerked up quickly when the weight was released. In ten minutes he was pronounced dead. He preserved a stolid demeanor to the end, and refused the consolation of religion.
(The crime for which James Slavin was hanged was the murder last September of Constable J.B. Davey while trying to arrest him for shooting and wounding two other men. Slavin was a rough character.)
The Seattle (Washington) Post-Intelligencer, December 17, 1892.