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Washington Post (Washington, D.C.)
26 October 1913

From an article entitled "Adventures of A Detective - Scotland Yard Sleuth Tells of Odd Experiences Hunting Criminals" about a Detective Sergeant Kemp.

"You, of course, remember the Borough poisoning case, where a man named Klosowski, or Chapman, as he chose to call himself, was convicted of the murder by poison of a number of women. Well, I was engaged on the case, which I remember with a certain degree of satisfaction, for it enabled me to procure the release of a wrongfully convicted man who was then in prison. Some time before the murders were discovered the man Chapman had accused another man of robbing him. The man was innocent, but he was convicted in the face of the sworn testimony of Chapman and the very woman, Maud Marsh, who, among other women, he was afterward convicted of murdering.

"Chapman wanted this man 'removed', and this was his way of doing. Among the money supposed to have been stolen were bank notes bearing certain numbers. I and a mate of mine arrested him at the public house which he kept in the borough. It was on the day of the coronation procession, and the public house was decorated with flags and bunting. After his removal from the house in custody I made a search of the place, and in a drawer upstairs I found a bundle of bank notes. When I came to look at the numbers I noticed that several of the notes bore precisely the same numbers as those which Chapman had sworn he had been robbed of. I promptly embodied this discovery in a report, and soon after I had the satisfaction of knowing that the man had been released."


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