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HANGING A MURDERER.


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Published in The New York Times / July 10, 1881

SAN FRANCISCO, July 9. -- Thomas Harper, a cowboy, was hanged at Tucson, Arizona Territory, yesterday, for the murder of John Tolliday last September. His demeanor on the scaffold was cool and jaunty. He made no confession, but left letters to Curly Bill, a well-known desperado, admonishing him to take warning from him and not be too handy with his pistol, and to "Stand a heap from a man before you kill him."

 

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