March 26, 1892
to exhibition object
At 6:25 he emitted a marked "Oh!" and seemed to stop breathing.
Harned exclaiming, "It is all over." McAlister announced, "No,
his heart still beats." After a struggle again there was a flutter
of life. At 6:28 came a long gasp-we all took it to be the last.
The Doctor cried, "A candle-let me have a candle." And by its light
peered at W. For a minute breath was suspended. At 6:29 another
slight heave of the chest, a twist of the mouth and a labored breath.
Here his eyes opened but gave no sign of recognitions and languorously
closed again. These were the final flickerings of life --a breath
again at 6:30, 6:31 (three here overlapping each other), at 6:32
and at 6:34--and this was the last