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o his fate. As the fatal moment drew nigh, the excitement of the spectators was only equalled by their sympathy for the condemned. At half past 11 o'clock Judge Dean, one of Gordon's counsel, gained admittance to the prison, and seeking Marshal Murray; informed the latter that Governor Morgan had interceded for the prisoner, and had telegraphed to the President asking for a respite Judge Dean begged that the execution might not come off until the last moment, with the hope of a reprieve being granted; but the Marshal was inexorable, and said the sentence of the Court should be carried into execution at noon. Judge Dean urged that a reprieve might be Judge Dean urged that a reprieve might be on its way from the President, and cautioned the official not to exercise too much haste, but in vain. All being in readiness, Mr. Simeon Draper volunteered to notify Gordon that the fatal moment had arrived. The culprit seemed surprised that the execution should take place so soon, it being only ten minutes past twelve o'cl