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Vfce gfiwafck Iribunt. By M. h. JBWELL. THE DAILY TRIBUNE. Published every afternoon, except Sun 4ay, at Blsumrck, North Dakota. Is ilellv ervU (»y carrier to nil jinrt* of tlic city at CM cents per month, or |0 per year. TUv Qaity Kent to nny ml(lress Id the Uulted 8tntc* mid Cannda, postage prepaid, $0 per year $8 for »lx months fl.SO for three mouths. THE WEEKLY TRIBUNE. Published every Friday eight pages, containing a summary of the news of the week- -local and foreign—particular atten tion being paid to state news. Sent to any address, postage paid, for $1.00 for one year: 50 cents for six months 23 cents for three months. The Bismarck Tribune Is the oldest newspaper In the state—established June 11, 1873. It has wide circulation and is desirable advertlslnr medium. Being published at the capital of the state It makes a feature of state news, of a semi official character, and Is therefore particu larly Interesting to all who desire to keep the run of state affairs—political, social and business. ado. There is frequently a false sympa thy for murderers that leads ordinar ily just people to hope the sentence of the courts may not be executed. There are people who express satis faction when the condemned murderer escapes through some technicality of the law. This Is sympathy that Is not founded on good judgment or wisdom. Certainly no man desires to Bee a fellow being executed. Society •extends the greatest possible protec tion about the human life, even that of the man who has forfeited his right to live by killing another. In the an' case of John Rooney, in which the supreme court of this state has just affirmed the sentence of death, it I does not appear to the layman thai! any right he had under the law has breakfast been Infringed or any privilege or protection taken away from him. The change In the manner of punish ment, not In the extent of it, is a change which the legislature should have the right to make, and which the court decides it has the right to make, without violating any inherent or constitutional right of a defendant. Reports from the Red River valley Indicate that at best not a large crop will be harvested. In the central and western part of the state there has been more moisture and crops are In better condition. In localities there will be poor crops and In some locali ties good ones. This is the experi ence of every agricultural state. Iowa, Kansas, Nebraska, Minnesota, each has its difficulties. In view of the calamities of other states this year, North Dakota will have no com plaint to make if it does not have a bumper crop. Its people aTe in com fortable circumstances, few of them place reliance entirely in one product and all of them will accept cheerfully what Nature may do for them ttls season. "Love Conquers All," Is the title of a little pamphlet Issued by George Colclough of Dickey, North Dakota. It is a fascinating little story put into print for the benefit of the famine sufferers in Norway, Sweden and Fin land, to whom the profits will go. Persons desiring a copy of the book, and at the same time desiring to con tribute a mite to a worthy cause should send the requisite amount to Mr. Colclough. The Tribune's special representative is on the spot at the gold fields in id a iv a est and most accurate reports of new Capitol Commissioners Meet. The state board of capitol commis sioners is in session at the capitol todayr GovernorWhtte-and -Secretary of State Porter of the Board are pre sent and are discussing the matter of the proposed trolley line with Mr. Foster, the engineer. NO APPLICATION FILED. No Application Filed with State Board of Pardons for Commutation of Roonev's 8entence.. No application for the commutation of sentence of John Rooney from death to imprisonment for life has been filed in the* office of the gover nor, notwithstanding the report to this effect. It Is stated that Judge Cochrane of the supreme court, who wrote the opinion In the Rooney case, is in favor of commutation of sen tence, not because there is any ques tion of the guilt of Rooney, but be cause he 's opposed to capital pun ishment. It is probable that an at- tempt may be made to obtain a com mutation of the sentence from the board of pardons but no action looking to this end has been taken yet. ROONEY WEEPS AT NEWS. Pr°»eeution finds, richness of the gold bearing sand, price of sandwiches and other I matters of interest to those watching! Ellendale the district court tile developments of the new El Dor- w'1^ LEARNING John Rooney, the Condemned Mur derer, Breaks Down When he Hears Court's Decision. Fargo Forum: John Rooney knows (jay afternoon, and Is this afternoon bis fate. She* iff Hansen communicated to the Rooney's face blanched his lips luivered and his whole frame was in a state of noticeable agitation as the fatal words fell fror. tlio office!'s lips. The man who had califfty, even firm ly, without a quiver and unfalteringly, stood before Judge Pollock and lis tened to the reading of the death sen tence on two occasions the man who had once been practically under the shadow of the gallows, sto^l for a moment with a far away look In his eyes. A crimson cast supplanted the marble white that had mantled his cheek there was a twitching of the muscles of his face, and he turned without saying a word, sank down in the coarse woollen blankets that cov ered his iron couch and sobbed like a child. For the first time since his convic tion the doomed man seemed to ii'.y realize his Impending fate. The officers and guards who sur rounded the-man turned from tliej scene and Rooney was allowed to give |0js vent to his ieellngs uninterrupted. He rested very poorly during the at c'ose emanated from the darkness of his 1 nis mornmK ne brighter an1 more cj,ange8 were condemned man the '.mlinin of *',e in both the assessment of real and per hip.her in which tho death son- property. In the assessment tence of Judge Pollock was affirmed, tjje tjje hopeful. He ate a, an(1 took his attorney, Mr. Stambaugh, who held a long conference with his client. Mr. Stambaugh cheered him up with the assurance that all hope had not been abandoned, and that, inere were other sources of escape from the sentence as passed. Mr. Stambaugh declined to mako known the conversation betwoer. him self and Rooney. In answer 'o the question as to how Rooney accepted the finding of the supreme court, Mr. Stambaugh said: "Oh, Rooney is a philosopher. Of course he doesn't feel as well as If he :»d won the battle, but ne is more hopeful than last night, and thinks he will ultimately come out of the scrape all right. "No, I cannot say at this time what steps will be taken next in Rooney's behalf. We have not received a copy of the decision yet. Should the rul Ingc of the supreme court affirm Judge Pollock without modification *here is still a question that can be taken to the supreme court of the Un'ted States. I am informed that the ruling has been received at the office of the clerk of the district court and I shall look it over this afternoon, and upon the receipt ofathe full flnd'ng I will be in a position to state exactly what we propose to do. The case has not been abandoned, however, you can put that down for a fact." The ruling, as received by the cl rk of the district court, is a strict affirma tion of the order of Judge Pollock a"d It Is more than likely that the case will be taken Xm the United States supreme court. THE WELLS MURDER CASE. equa]|ze(j at a little walk] were in the limited space of his cell. He. Fourth and Third on Miin, was visited shortly after 10 o'clock by Claim, to Have a Strong Case in the Trial of Sherman Wells for Murder. Glaspell presiding, is try- ing the case against Sherman Wells charged with the murder of Frank Carr last fall. There Is an aggressive array of talent for the prosecution, including F. M. Nye, of Minneapolis, P. H. Rourke, U. S. district attorney,, and States Attorney Bishop. It is claimed that Wells was running a gambling saloon at Forman, and was the last man seen with Carr, whose body was found in an old barn this spring. The attorneys for the prose cution expect to show that Wells disappeared after Carr's disappear ance, and turned up at Minneapolis with money. That he pawned Carr's watch. That the underwear Wells wore on the night when the murder is supposed to have taken place will be produced, stained with blood. Other matters are expected to be brought out, it being claimed that Wells has made a partial confession of the mur der, stating that the blow that killed Carr was struck by his (Wells') brother, since dead. The petit jurors not busy on the case have been dis missed until July 7, it being expected the caBe w,n take that lon* BISMARCK DAILY TBIBUNB: FRIDAY, JUNE 86, 1908 CITY BOARD FINISHES WORK. City Board of Equalization Has Fin ished its Work of Equalizing Values. The city board of equalir.ation practically completed its work Thurs- hearing the complaints of owners of All day yesterday he begged to te property who consider themselves ng told the truth regarding the ense. His gr[eve(j by the changes made by the pleadings were almost irresistible and at 6 o'clock last night Deputy board or the figures of assssment re turned by the assessor. A number made by the board Hughes Electric company plant, board reduced the assessment from Ug flrgt flgures of j12,000 to $8,000, and added $2,000 as the value of its franchise. This franchise valu ation was afterward stricken off, aad the assessment stands at $8,000. A motion to reconsider the action of the board in fixing the valuation of the Bismarck Water Supply company, which was fixed at $25,000, was de feated by the board and the assess ment stands at the flgures first fixed by the board. The board made some considerable changes in the valuation of residence property. The lots along Fourth Fifth, Sixth and Seventh streets were raised, averaging $400 for inside 50 feet lots, in Northern Pacific second addition and $450 for corner lots and lots in the original plat were valued at about the same figures in the same residence district. The lots thus raised were returned by the as sessors at $240 to $250 In the business section of the city a]ong $2 ?50 to se8ge(j at dimly lighted cell. the opposite corner at the same fig- appearea a llU!C ure. Main street between an(j Fifth were assessed at ,2 40n The lot at the corne Intervals sobs polirt|j and Main street was as- $2,600. The Inside lots valued at $2,400. In the block th* ,otg were value(1 at $2,400 down to $2,100, the lots being reduced from east to west. The total valuation of real and per sonal property In the city as returned by the city board will be about $1,200, 100, and with the railroad and other valuations added by the slate toard will probably reach 51,250,000. The total amount of tax Iev'e:l last year was $17,328, and the flgures will prob ably not exceed this amount this yeiir. There Is a balance In the inter est fund of $3,900, which 13 sufficient to pay the city's inte-est charges for the ensuing year without the levy of any tax. If the city council so desires. BOSTON AND RETURN $27.00. Account the National Education Association Convention at Boston July 6th to 10th, the Duluth, South Shore ft Atlantic Ry. will make the following rates from Duluth: Via Montreal or Buffalo, direct rail W-OO Via Ignace Detroit and Buffalo, by train and steamer 27.85 Via Owen Sound, Toronto and Montreal by train and steamer 30.50 Via Owen Sound, Toronto and Buffalo, by train and steamer 34.00 Via Owen Sound, Toronto, Ta ST. PAUL MINNEAPOLIS DULUTH AND POINTS EAST it SOUTH TAOOMA •-aarr.AND CALIFORNIA JAPAN I* BOSTON for trUI The trial of the five Mcintosh county Russians for the killing of Chris. Rott will then take place. Call at Rlchholt's for fruit. BALTIMORE Lawrence River and Mon treal, by train end steamer.. 36.00 Tickets at above rates will be on «ale July 1st to 6th, Inclusive, and will be valid for return passage leav ing Boston July 12th. -pon 'deposit of return portion of tlcke upon p»™nt fiftJ «ent» or apply to l'le ot"rn will be extended to September 1st. For further information, sleeping car or state room reservation, please write MART. ADSON. 426 Spalding H'l Blk., Duluth, Minn. SECRET SOCIETIES. MASONIC. Bismarck Lodge, A. F. A A. M., No. 5. Meets first and third Mondays *n each "tooth at Masonic hall. M. 11. £ook, W. M. iurt Finney, Secretary. Tancred Commander?, Knights Templar. No. 1. Meets third Thursday In each nonth at Masonic hall. Dakota Block. M. M. Cook. E. C. W. F. Cochrane Recorder. Bismarck Chapter. "». 11, O. E. S. Meets Hrst and third Fridays In each month it Masonic hall, Dakota B'ock. Dorothy Field, W. M. Hattle Skeiton, Secretary. KNIGHTS OF PYTHIAS St. Elmo Laodge, No. 4. Meet* evorv Wednesday evening at K. P. hall. Baker Block. I. W. Healy. C. C. Frank 6. Titus K. of R. and 8. .. $2,750 and the bank lot on The lot at Fifth and Main was BROTHERHOOD OF AMERICAN YEO MEN. A fraternal lite and accident insurance or ganisation, meets the last Tuesday of each month in the Odd Fellows hall. I. W. Healy, Foreman, C. A. Hms. correspondent. Ma chine shop. R. L. Best, M. A. ANCIENT ORDER UNITED WORKMEN. Bismarck Lodge, No. 120. Meets the flrst and third Tuesday evenings of each month at their ball In the Baker Block a* 8 o'clock. C. E. Murretl, J.M. W. Bradley Marks, Recorder. I. O. O. F. Capital City Lodge No. 2—Meets ever) Fridav at McOowan hall at 8 o'clock p. m.. John Wray, N.G. Win. D. Gorsuch. Sec'y. a. A. R. James B. McPherson Po«t No. 2, Depart ment of North Dakota. Grand Army or the Republic. Meets every second and fourth Thursday In each month at Q. A. R. hall, k. N. D. Blsmnrcfc. N. D.*. W.H.Winchester, mander John F.Wallace, Adjutant. NICHOLSON REBEKAH NO. 40 Meets the flrst and third Saturdays of every month In Odd Feiows' hall, at o'clock. Mary Whitecraft, N- G., Jenny O'Ci nor, Secretary. TO THE SOUTH VIA THE POPULAR Monon Route C. & L. Ry. 2 TRAINS DAILY TO lisle 001 West Mi Special Sleeper to the Springs. 4 TRAINS DAILY TO INDIANAPOLIS AND CINCINNATI Parlor Chair Cars Dining Cars on Day Trains Compartment 81eeplng Cars on Night Trains For Folders, Tourists' and Home seekers' Rates, West Baden Pam phlets, Booklets, "Ten Routes to the South," addifess FRANK J. REED, O. P. A. Chicago. L. E. SESSIONS, Oenl. Agent, 641 An drus Bid., Minneapolis, Minn. ,VESTIBULED TRAINS. DINING CARS. Time Card-Bismarck We»t Bound, To No. 1, North Coast Limited BUTTE K0.8. Pacjfic Express. No. 7, local ,! East Bound. HBLBNA 8POKANB 6EATTLS OHINA ALASKA KLONDIKE |C ».S.r«6.P.A •». MOT. No. 2, North Coast Limited No. 4. Atlantic Express No. 8, local it Way Freight. No. 61, westbound ^No. 62, castbound ?r=JF=JF=ir=ir=ur=Jr=}i=l\ HALF RATES -TO- AND Good doing July 1-2-3-4-5 Returning Sept. 1st -AND TO- 10:40 p. 12:22 p. ..2:2$ p.m. 117 a. S :4S p. m. 2KK) p. m. i:00 p. :85 a. m. Get Permit at Ticket Offi for 96-66 tm» Pullman first-class and Tourist Bleeping ears RETURN I AND RETURN I July 18 19 Returning July 31 J. O. TUCKER P, SPIKING G. N. Big 4 B*y. N. W. P. A. 0. O. Ry. OAom 838 Clark St Chicago. well to give us a call. Com- WOMEN'S RELIEF CORPS. Meets second and fourth Fridays of each month at their hall at 2:90 p. m. Hattie Skelton, president Emma B. Falconer, secre rary. THE FLORENCE CR1TTENTON HOME AND Hospital for Friendless Women and Children. Incorporated November 'J9,1901. No. 419 East Second Street, Bismarck. N. Dak. President, fete H.Beers Vice President, Rhoda A. Wood corresponding Secretary, M. L. Ashley Recording Secretary, Alttna E. Coueli: Treas urer, Mary E. Whitecraft Auditor, Ella Hou talling Matron, Margaret L. Ashley. 44 .MANY NEW RESIDENCES Are in course of construction, and we have discounted the wants of the prospective occupants by stocking up with Furniture Carpets & Draperies Until our stock is the most varied and complete of any on the slope, and our prices are always fight. We do not want to carry over any renmants of Wall Paper, and those who have not completed their decorations will OUR UNDERTAKING DEPARTMENT Is in all respects the most complete, and we furnish a assistant on request. £. G. FIELD I —new books— Hia Friend the Enemy, (a story of Dakota Territory, by William Wallace Cook, formerly of Dawson. The Black Lion Inn, by Alfred Henry Lewis. Philosopy Four, by Owen Wister. Man Overboard, by F. Marion Crawford. The Master of Warlock, by George Carv Eggleston. The Filigree BaH, by Anna Katherine Green. At the Time Appointed, by A. Maynard Barbour. The Wind Jammers, by T. Jenkins Hains. The King's Mirror, by Anthony Hope, (75 cents cloth) Wee Macgreegor, by J. J. 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