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ce in his cell and on the gallows. A man named James White was executed at Salem, III., on Thursday, the 15th ultim, the public were astounded by the report that the convict, White, had possessed himself of a chain, and, armed with it, threits ends an iron ring nearly nine inches in circumference. White had armed himself with this chain, and by running the linksle weapon. Standing thus armed inside the door of his call White declared with terrible oaths that no living man should entethat harsher means were necessary. At about twelve o'clock White was heard to say--"they have tried hartshorn and chloroform and surrender himself. This proposition was accepted, and White gave up his knotted chain through the grating of the door, rmed it. At one o'clock the sheriff entered the cell. White came forward and surrendered himself. His arms were pinion religious services were held. The services concluded, White, accompanied by the sheriff and his assistants, ascended th