My Experiences as an Executioner
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My Experiences as an Executioner
By James Berry
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Table of Contents
  • MY EXPERIENCES AS AN EXECUTIONER.
  • Contents.
    • CHAPTER I.
    • CHAPTER II.
    • CHAPTER III.
    • CHAPTER IV.
    • CHAPTER V.
    • CHAPTER VI.
    • CHAPTER VII.
    • CHAPTER VIII.
    • CHAPTER IX.
    • CHAPTER X.
    • CHAPTER XI.
    • CHAPTER XII.
    • CHAPTER XIII.
    • APPENDIX.
  • INTRODUCTION.
  • CHAPTER I. The Executioner at Home. By H. Snowden Ward.
    • LINES FOR ONE UNDER SENTENCE OF DEATH.
  • CHAPTER II. How I became an Executioner.
  • CHAPTER III. My First Execution.[A]
  • CHAPTER IV. My Method of Execution. CALCULATIONS AND APPARATUS.
    • The Drop.
    • SCALE SHOWING THE STRIKING FORCE OF FALLING BODIES AT DIFFERENT DISTANCES.
    • The Rope.
    • Pinioning Straps, Etc.
    • The Scaffold.
  • CHAPTER V. My Method of Execution. THE PROCEEDINGS.
    • EXECUTION of CHARLES SMITH for MURDER.
    • OFFICIAL DECLARATION.
    • SURGICAL CERTIFICATE.
  • CHAPTER VI. Other Methods of Execution.
  • CHAPTER VII. Two Terrible Experiences.
  • CHAPTER VIII. How Murderers Die.
    • Robert F. Vickers and William Innes.
    • Mary Lefley.
    • Joseph Lawson,
    • Peter Cassidy.
    • Moses Shrimpton.
    • Rudge, Martin and Baker.
    • Mary Ann Britland.
    • James Murphy.
    • Edward Pritchard
    • Walter Wood.
    • Alfred Sowrey.
    • Dr. Philip Henry Eustace Cross.
    • Joseph Walker.
    • John Jackson,
    • Charles Joseph Dobell and William Gower.
    • Samuel and Joseph Boswell.
    • Richard Davies.
    • Mary Eleanor Wheeler,
    • John Conway,
  • CHAPTER IX. From the Murderer’s point of view.
    • Arthur Shaw.
    • Thomas Parry,
    • George Horton,
    • Edward Pritchard
    • Alfred Scandrett,
    • Arthur Delaney.
    • Elizabeth Berry.
  • CHAPTER X. On Capital Punishment.
  • CHAPTER XI. Hanging: From a Business Point of View.
  • CHAPTER XII. The Press and the Public.
  • CHAPTER XIII. Incidents and Anecdotes.
  • Appendix. The Trouble with “Answers” Limited.
    • FOOTNOTES:
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