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EXECUTION c. A i/j. \1 r ..IF IHE I BORTII MURDEI1EK.I — I RICHARDS PAYS THE k DREAD PENAl/II. 1 THE NIGHT J IE FORE THE 1 E X EC I 'T1 ON. p wCA*\r*.RTKKi<r. Wednesday night. g [PROM OUR. SOCIAL COKBESt'OJiDENT.J (1 There is comparatively little interest takenjl Mto in the aoproaching execution of ThomasF;? ^chjuds. undoubtedly to the met Lt, iIot the crime is not a local cue and is devoidf| the sensational detain. whiih charae-g Wlseti the crime committed byfe George Thomas twelve months ag< About ?. o'"]oc:k"f his afternoon Billington, the? •XPci.f;oi<er. arrived iron; Aliineliester, Wore ft ions fawn overcoat, and a. small greyif peak-ca; L'poti stepping on thft platform bisg lace bp.craved some anxiety at the crowdJf people which pressed areuna proceeded hurriedly to the™ Kail ".ay Inn nc;>r by where h(,j| ^wiaiued for .^OToe time. He Mas afterwarusp accompanied by F.S. Harris to the gaol where| will lodge to-nigbt. Shortly after sn| took a hurriel constitn-g Mons.) through the main street of the town,| R«ackir» a btiar pipe and accompaniadg ky a warder of tlx1 gaol. I trackeell through several of the back streets and Q'tin>te:,y found tha.t he had entered theft koase of a friend. I ma.de an attempt t0 interview the hangman, but ou knocking the door of the house was confronted by ag harder. The litter, with some difficulty, was| prevailed upon to invite Billington to opeiipj lus mind. He entered a bac room, butaller^ lew minutes returned with the intimationS that Tvlr, Eilllu:'to:i had no desire to talk even look upon the face of, a* presrsir.au. Applications vviucii wercE at a lata hour to-night| the Tress to the execution proved futile, the authorities remaining iirmj| 10 theil." de"i,ion to exclude rej.ortfr.s. That decision. it mfiy be said, .'Knot a popular onf>S a,«ongst the inhabitants of the town. (Wednesday) morning some hopes were entcr-p tallleu of a reprieve for the criminal but these hopes were dispelled when its became known in the afternoon that theJJomeS SetueUi-y had refused to grant a reprievc.| this news from the governor of the gaol, Mr. W.J. Forbes. the criminal merely *Ck\Ei> PI", hiad away in a nopamss S uKSlUHH, |j lIe has since expl oded himself quite prepared^. tr his end, and during lb a day hasl given hitasolr up to p.tycr Religions devotior. His resignation^ to his fate has u; some way been prepared byti the fact that his solicitor had intimated toj 1urn some cta.} sago that he need entertain LO bope of escaping death on the scaffold. Richards alter parmking of a very light^ ■Upper retired eatlv to be J, and is said to t)(>1 Posing a verv restieis ni;ht. gj Billingtun M'js met at Llamlilo andjs Severn! stations on bis way to cu.rmartben by large crowds of people. g The criminal occupies the same cell :js thatjj Used by Gcorco Thomas, and I'nce, t.hc | -Aberystwuh murdrrer. I

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