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CURRENT SPORT.

GALADI OCCUPIED.¡

IMR. MCMILLAN'S EXPEDITION.I

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ILADY GRANVILLE GORDON.

FATAL MIDNIGHT RIDE.

THE PRINCE AND THE NAVY.

" „ ,.,„„. \ IRISH LAND BILL.

CHARGES OF "COOPERING."

I -THE KING IN PORTUGAL.

DREYFUS AGAIN.

GREAT STRIKE IN HOLLAND. I

ICAMILLE HOLLAND'S DEATH PRESUMED.

IDEATH OF MR. REGISTRAR HANNEN.I…

I ALIEN PILOTS.I

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I CHAPMAN HANGED.

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I CHAPMAN HANGED. Execution of the Woman Poisoner at Wandsworth. Severino Klosowski, alias George Chapman, who poisoned all his wives except the first, was executed at nine o'clock on the morning of Tuesday last in Wandsworth prison. He was a Russian Pole, and his three victims were young Englishwomen. His slow poisoning system extended throughout five years, and, owing to the comparatively small knowledge which a great part of the medical profession possesses out of book study of the symptoms of disease or crime which rarely comes into their practice, this almost illiterate poisoner was able to defeat or at least not to alarm, the observation ot several doctors. It might be thought from the fact that Klosowski was a barber-surgeon in Poland, and could exa- mine medical works in English on the subject of poisons, that he was an educated and capable poisoner. But his last letter from prison, relating to the disposition of articles of property, showed that he was almost ignorant. The caligraphy was fair, but the spelling and punctuation was so bad that the document was almost unintelligible. The condemned man. was only 38 years of age, and entered upon the course which constitutes him one of the most remarkable poisoners of the age when he was comparatively young-a little over 30. The execution of Klosowski was carried out by Billington, assisted by Pierrepont, in the presence of Major Knox, the governor of the prison, the deputy-governor, Dr. Beamish, the prison doctor, and Father Hawarden, the Roman Catholic priest. Chapman retired to bed about eight o'clock on the evening preceding the date fixed for his hanging. Next morning he was aroused shortly after six o'clock. At seven o'clock he was offered his break- fast of bread and butter and coffee, but scarcely ate anything. He was then very moody and depressed. At eight o'clock he was seen by the governor (Major Knox) and Dr. Beamish, whom he thanked for their attention to him. As the fatal hour approached Chapman displayed a nervous fear of his approaching fate, and the slightest sound caused him to start. Mr. Under- Sheriff Metcalf. with his son, arrived at the prison about 8.40. A large crowd, principally women, was at that hour outside loudly proclaiming that Chapman de- served even worse fate than hanging. The melancholy procession from the condemned cell to the execution shed had to move about 50 paces across the yard, which, having flower-beds, makes it like a garden. Chapman walked with a faltering, nervous step in fact, almost shuffled along, but was not supported. On the scaffold the last scene was quickly carried out. Death was understood to be instantaneous. In accordance with the present rules, no black Bag was hoisted, intimation being given to the public of the execution by a notice which was posted at the prison gates. All sorts of wild rumours and stories were in circulation among the waiting crowd-that Chapman had confessed, that he had been proved to be Jack the Ripper, and that he was wanted for lots of murders in Russia. At the prison, in answer to inquiries as to whether Chapman had made any confession, a denial was given. Chapman was of ordinary build, and was given a drop 01 6ft. 6in. His execution was the twenty- sixth at Wandsworth since 1878, when it was opened to take the place of the old Horsemonger- lane Gaol. The man Edwards, hanged for the Darby murders at Camberwell, was Chapman's immediate predecessor. Only one woman is included in the list-Kate Webster, who murdered her mistress at Richmond in 1870; but two very notorious poisoners have been hanged there—viz., Dr. Lam- son, in 1882, and Neill Cream, in 1892. In the crowd outside the gates were seen on Tuesday many of the foreign witnesses who figured in the case, and Chapman's reputed wife, Lucy Klosowski, was said to be in the immediate vicinity with her brother and sister. On Monday Chapman refused to see her, and repudiated all knowledge of her, and in his final interviews reiterated his denials of being Klosowski or an alien.

"FASTING" IN THE OLDEN TIME.…

TRAGIC VILLAGE FIRE,'

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I VANISHING HELIGOLAND.

I HOIST BY HIS OWN PETARD.

I A ROYAL EARL.

I MEDICAL MEN INCREASING.

I COMPENSATION FOR LICENSES.

I TWO KINDS OF PLANTS.

I A TERRIBLE DEATH-DEALER.

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I SUPPRESSING THE CIGARETTE.