On Monday morning, CHARLES DAWSON,  EDWARD GOUGH,  and  WILLIAM THOMPSON, the three men who had been confined in Durham Gaol under sentence of death, were executed inside the prison in the presence of MR. RICHARD BOWSER, the under-sheriff, and his officers, - the governor, and a few others.
DAWSON and THOMPSON were convicted of the murder of women with whom they lived, and GOUGH was sentenced to death for stabbing a man named PARTRIDGE with whom he was about to fight.
The murderers took leave of their relatives and friends on Friday and Saturday, and on Sunday, the REV. C. LOW, chaplain, and the REV. G. R. BULMAN were with THOMPSON and DAWSON respectively, and the REV. CANON CONSETT remained with GOUGH, who was an Irishman and a Roman Catholic.  These clergymen were unceasing in their endeavours to bring the culprits to a sense of the awful position in which they stood, but in the case of DAWSON such efforts were unsuccessful, the man having shown, from first to last, the utmost indifference as to his fate.
All three convicts dined heartily on Sunday afternoon, and at ten o'clock they retired to rest, THOMPSON and DAWSON reposing soundly, while GOUGH was very restless and uneasy, seldom sleeping for more than half an hour at a time.
At six o'clock on Monday morning they were astir, and half an hour later breakfast, consisting of a chop, roll and tea, was provided for each.  None of the wretched men, however, could finish this repast, and they were immediately afterwards joined by the clergymen, with whom they were in close conference until a quarter before eight, when they were conducted to the press-room.
There the executioner, WILLIAM MARWOOD, of Horncastle, who performed this ghastly office on the wife-murderer HUDSON, in Derby Gaol last August, was waiting for them, and the work of pinioning was quickly got through.  The dismal procession, headed by the under-sheriff, was then formed, and proceeded to the scaffold, which had been erected on a piece of ground at the eastern side of the building.  Up to this time, none of the wretched men had shown any signs of feeling, but as they reached the door, THOMPSON (who had been convicted for the murder of his wife) said, "I die for her I loved;  I have nothing more to say."  GOUGH at the same time also appeared to be greatly moved but when they reached the scaffold, all three again seemed to be quite calm.
After a little delay, the executioner got all in readiness, and DAWSON and THOMPSON were placed at opposite ends of the beam, with their faces to the prison wall, while GOUGH was stationed behind them, in the middle of a second beam.
The final work of pinioning the feet and adjusting caps was quickly got through, and at eight minutes past eight o'clock the hoisting of the black flag over the gateway of the prison, indicated to a crowd of one hundred and fifty people, who had assembled outside, that all was over.
GOUGH and DAWSON appeared to die almost immediately, but THOMPSON struggled for some time.
Considerable feeling was expressed in Durham at the refusal of the Visiting Justices to allow representatives of the press to be present at the execution.