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The Daily Dispatch: September 22, 1863., [Electronic resource], A Glance at the condition of Affairs in East Tennessee. (search)
Execution of a Yankee Judge. --Cyrus Tator, who was notorious in the Kansas free soil troubles years ago, and was elected one of the Judges of that territory, was hung at Omaha, Nebraska, on the 29th ult, for murder. The Nebraskian says: The execution of Judge Cyrus Tator, yesterday, was the first public execution in the territory, and naturally attracted a large assemblage to witness the ceremony. The place chosen for execution was near the Sulphur Springs, about two miles above the city of Omaha, in the immediate vicinity of where the most foul and cruel murder is supposed to have been committed. The prisoner addressed the people from the scaffold, from a written manuscript, for the space of about thirty minutes, reviewing the trial, the circumstances of his arrest, etc., and solemnly and repeatedly averred his entire innocence of the crime alleged against him. The statement was read in a full, clear voice, with some considerable emotion, but with scarce a quiver