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Hanging of Thomas Harper, friend of Curly Bill...

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July 11, 1881


* Cowboy Thomas Harper hanging
* Outlaw Curly Bill Brocius friend

The back page has a rather brief article headed: "A Cowboy Hanged" "Thomas Harper's Behavior on the Scaffold--A Warning Letter".
It notes: "Thomas Harper, a cowboy, was hanged at Tucson, Arizona, yesterday for the murder of John Soliday 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 to be too handy with his pistol, and to 'stand a heap from a man before you kill him."
Eight pages, irregular at margins with some margin tears.

Category: The Old West