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HORBIBLM EXECUTION. I" The woman Mary James, convicted at the 1&8% Court of Grand Sest-ions of murder, and sentenced to death, paid the extreme penally of the law in so. oordanee with the sentence on Tuesday last. At eight o'clock, the tolling of the gaol be1) gave the sigr.œ.i that the tragedy was about to commence. The pro- cession started from the celL The culprit was preceded by the hangman, followed by the gaol ehapkin—The Rev. H. W. LaboTde, reral dean, who rsad the service for the burial of the dead—and bt the Officers of the gaol. She walked with steady and unfaltering steps t8 the foot of the gallows. On as. cending she had some difficulty, from the length of the hroud with which she was covered, in reaching the top. She fell on her knees immediately over the drop. The funeral service being ended, she asked to be permitted to sing. Tha chaplain con- sented, and in a firm hut melodious voica she very touchingly sang the "Magnificat," aDd concluded i' with the "Gloria Pa.tr: si" The rarai dean then bade her farewell, and drew back. She also quclsly drew back, but tha movement; could scarcely have been perceived, for the order was given, the drop fell and the culprit was Been standing unharmed on the platform—her eyes from the beginning were very im- perfectly bandaged. Lookisg dowa, she drew back farther from the trap, and her arms being free, she removed the piece of muslin with which her eyea were Covered. From this time she appeared to dread the trap, haying seen the danger, and she could not be induced to go forward. The Provost Marsha) then summoned the turnkeys, who, with the hangman, were constrained to u-e force to get her on to the trap-door. The instinct of sell-preservation seemed to nerve her with strength, and a ecuffl- ensued on the platform of the gallows for ten minutes, when she was ultimately tripped up, and she fell heavily on one of the large side beams of the gallows, and rolled OB the scaffold, where she lay motionless She was then pushed over on the trap-door, which was pulled, and she fell through head foremost. Sbe never made struggle or movement after she was thrown down, and many persons supposed that life was extinct before she fell throe gh the drop. The body wAs exposed to view for one hour before it was taken down aDd privately buried in the gaol yard.-St. Vincent Witness, Nov. 22.

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