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A NEW REFORM ASSOCIATION.

n THE SUICIDE OF VICTOR TOWNLEY.I

.A MILITARY SCANDAL.

MANCHESTER ART WORKMEN'S EXHIBITION.

AN EXECUTION IN JAPAN.

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AN EXECUTION IN JAPAN. Two men said to have been implicated in the murder of Major Baldwin and Lieutenant Bird were executed on the 16th inst., and it-is hoped that through their revelations the other murderers may be detected. The authorities endeavoured to keep the matter quiet to prevent a crowd, but it somehow oozed out on the preceding evening, and a large number of foreigners assembled. A correspondent of the North China Herald gives the following concise sketch of the proceedings The door opened, and a man bound with cords and blind- folded was led through the crowd, and made to kneel down on a mat placed before a hole dug to receive his blood and A f f ew his clothes down off his neck and gave a few prelimtnary brushes with the hand upwards' nn^fthPTethe.hair.a11 one W. The executioner was blade ind hn^0°1Si'Dldiers' who had purchased anew sword 1h? asked permission to do the duty, and thus rynis weapon. After securing the linen round the handle, ana carefully wetting the blade, he took up his position de- liberately on the left side of the victim, and. raiding the sword high above his head with both hands, let It fall with a swoop which severed the neck completely. The head was held up for the Inspection of the shief officer present, who signified his approval—"I have seen,"—and it was then thrown into the hole. Thegther man was carried In, and they appeared to find some little difficulty in getting him to kneel in a convenient position but whetihU knees had been properly adjusted and his neck laid b £ fre, the other executioner, who had also petitioned that he might iill the. otifce, advanced, took his place by the prisoner's side, and, drawing the sword over his head with an elegant flourish, inflicted the blow as effectually as his predecessor. These men are believed to have been members of an association sworn to assassinate foreigners whenever occasion offers. They were traced through having entered the house of a countryman, and extorted money and food by threats, exclaiming that they were on their way to Yokohama to punish foreigners. The proclamation posted up by the authorities after their death, mentions this crime as the ground for their execution, saying nothing about the murder but it is understood that they, together with others: of their fraternity, were concerned in it.

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THE LATE CARDXNAL WISEMAN.

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DARING ESCAPE OF A PRISONER.

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ROMANCE AND CRIME IN AMERICA.

ERUPTIONS OF ETNA AND VESUVIUS.

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AN AMERICAN MURDE.

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