A Woman Beheaded In Germany
Steele Scrapbook - January 24, 1886


BERLIN, Jan. 24.—A woman named Badmewski was beheaded on Friday by the Berlin executioner for having poisoned her husband. She will, however, in all probability be the last criminal dispatched in this manner, as the Emperor is turning his attention to methods of capital punishment. His Majesty has decided against the present barbarous system. As executions are now conducted in Germany the condemned criminal is placed upon a stool, an assistant of the executioner holds the head, while the executioner himself, using a sword ground to a razor-like sharpness, severs the head from the body.

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Dreadful Sentiments...