Foreign News: Wandsworth Walloper

In the cell corridor of Wandsworth Gaol last week a white jacketed hospital orderly nodded pleasantly to a group of British Justices of the Peace seated uncomfortably on folding chairs. He then unpacked a stethoscope and a bottle of antiseptic from his medical case. Meanwhile, an assistant keeper had attached leather thongs to the three points of a six-foot wooden triangle, set up before an iron pillar.

In a cell tier high above them cowered one James Edward Spiers, sentenced to ten years' imprisonment for robbing and knocking senseless...

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