the rope about the prisoner's neck, tied his hand behind his back, assisted by Constable Riley, drew the black cap over his head, pushed the lever, the trap door flew open, and at precisely one o'clock, on the 28th day of August, 1863, the life of Judge Cyrus Tator was extinguished.
He died with scarcely a perceptible struggle.
Judge Tator, according to his statement, was horn in Chatham, Columbia co., N. Y., on the 20th September, 1833. At the age of 20 he entered the law office of Elijah Payne, of the city of Hudson, was admitted to the bar, and in 1856 emigrated to Kansas, and settled in Osawatomie.
In 1857 he was elected probate judge of Lyking co., re-elected in 1859, and subsequently was elected to the State Legislature.
Tator identified himself with the Free State party of Kansas, and, upon the organization of the Republican party was an active member of it. In 1860 he went to Colorado; came in from there last spring, and on the 17th of June last he killed Jas. H. Ne