--To-day, between the hours of 12 and 3 o'clock, is the time appointed for the execution of Wm. D. Totty
, convicted of the murder of Catherine J. Thom
, his wife's sister.
Within the past two weeks this unfortunate young man has been seriously engaged on the subject of religion, and expresses entire resignation to his fate.
During the day yesterday he was visited by many of his friends and relatives, of each of whom he took final leave, and entreated them to meet him in a happier and better world.
Unmoved amid the tears of weeping friends, he has borne himself with remarkable fortitude.
He spent a portion of his time yesterday in writing letters of condolence to his relatives and friends, in each of which he urged them to live holy and be prepared for death.