The execution of Louis David Riel took place at Regina on Monday morning last. He met his fate bravely and never winced even to the last moment. Riel never slept after receiving intelligence that the execution would take place Monday morning, and thoughout the night was constant in his devotions. At seven o'clock he had a light supper, and at five in the morning mass was celebrated, following two hours later by the administration of the last sacrament. Riel towards the last almost entirely dropped his new religious idiosyncracies and decided to die a devout Catholic.
His Last Devotions
The hour fixed for the execution was eight o'clock, but it was fifteen minutes past that hour before those who had passes from the sheriff were admitted to the guard-room. Here was found the prisoner kneeling on the floor of an upper room, from which he w…