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In the uttermost East, being an account of investigations among the natives and Russian convicts of the island of Sakhalin, with notes of travel in Korea, Siberia, and Manchuria (1903) (14577779099)

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In the uttermost East, being an account of investigations among the natives and Russian convicts of the island of Sakhalin, with notes of travel in Korea, Siberia, and Manchuria (1903) (14577779099)

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Title: In the uttermost East, being an account of investigations among the natives and Russian convicts of the island of Sakhalin, with notes of travel in Korea, Siberia, and Manchuria
Year: 1903 (1900s)
Authors: Hawes, Charles Henry, 1867-1943
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Publisher: London, Harper
Contributing Library: Robarts - University of Toronto
Digitizing Sponsor: University of Toronto



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SCENES AND PERSONS IN ALEXANDROVSK 341 that when he was in the reformatory gaol all theprisoners paid tribute—soup, food, etc.—once a month to the palacJi, or executioner, on condition that if they wereordered the plet he would bring the leaded ends downon the kabila (board) on which they were stretched,instead of on their bare bodies. In doing this the palachleaves himself open to punishment, but only in one casedid I hear of the penalty being imposed for the omis-sion, and then he suffered terribly for it. It was theex-executioner Komeleva, and he was thrashed by hisenemy, Terslili. So awful was the flogging, that thoughit occurred in 1882, a photograph of the wound wastaken in 1899 showing it still suppurating seventeen yearsafter. So terrible a weapon was the leaden-ended//<?/ that threestrokes were sufficient to cause death if the executionerso pleased. The story is told of a Sakhalin prisoner who,sentenced to one hundred strokes—ninety-nine are given—promised the palac

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in the uttermost east being an account of investigations among the natives and russian convicts of the island of sakhalin with notes of travel in korea siberia and manchuria 1903
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