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"Vf •V1"V I COLE IS" HANGED J. W. Cole Expiates the Crime of riurder on the Qallows at the Break of Day. Cole passed his last night in the room back of the court room 011 the -.second floor of the building. He IV Murderer is Cool and Calnlt fto the Last and Meets Death Witli Remarkable Resolution. Execution one of [the Most Suc cessful Ever Recorded in the Annals of Punishment. Neck of the] Condemned Han Broken and His Death Practically Instantaneous. Details of the Last Night of Cole, and of the Particulars of the Execu tion of Sentence. ]From Friday's Daily.] J. W. Cole, the negro who shot and •killed Sophronia Fori! on the twelfth of December lost, this morning ex piated his crime on the gallows. The execution was in every way success ful—probably none was ever more so. There was not a hitch of any kind, •and the neck of the condemned man "was broken by) the fall, so that death was instantaneous. In ten ^minutes .from the time Cole left the room in which he had passed the night liis life less body was lowered from the gal lows and placed in iti coffin for burial. He could have suffered no pain, and was probably never conscious after the drop fell. Cole was brave to the last At no time after he started for the gallows did he betray any signs of weakness. He Btood on the scaffold apparently as cool as any man in the assemblage that witnessed -the execution and made his final address and bade farewell to those about him. .He spoke clearly uid distinctly, and without effort. His address was connected and coherent and worthy of one of greater educa tion or ability. His pose was firm and not until all arrangements had been completed, the black cap drawn vdown over his face, his limbs strapped together and the word given for the release of the trap, did his limbs give :signs of giving away. Then there was a slight swaying of the body, and relaxation ^of the limbs as though the will which had controlled him nearly .to the end was giving way. Then the lever was released, the trap fell, there was a heavy thud as the body reached the end of the rope, and the sentence of the law had been carried out. Avas taken up from the cell last night by '.Sheriff Bogue, in order that he might :not have to climb' the stairs leading to the court room on the morning of the execution, it being thought by the sheriff, and considerately, that it would be well to spare Cole this effort. In this room he slept and passed the :night attended by Deputies Sheriff .Mason, Bowman and Weymouth, while .Sheriff Bogue saw that all arrange ments for. Jim's comfort, as.well as -those for the success of the execution were complete. The condemned man .slept for three hours, or from midnight 'until about 3 o'clock. Then be. wak ened, and made his preparations for the. end. He dressed himself In a meat new suit of black which had been -provided for him. A white shirt and •collar set off the ebon of his complex* ion, and a white tie added to the neat ness of his. dress. He wore black shoes, well polished, and presented a 'neat appearance, as he sat down to liis last meal which was served a little liefore 5 o'clock. Those who were invited to witness the execution, as witnesses, deputies, -and at the request of the condemned man, arrived at the jail at about 4 o'clock, and from then to 5,: and took their seats in the court room to await the last act of the law's tragedy. From the robm.In which Cole was mak ing his preparations and awaiting the final summons to the gallows, only occasional murmurs of conversation could/be heard. Jim. realized that the time was drawing- near, but It ap parently affected neither his coolness •nor his appetite. .-. His breakfast was served a little before 5 o'clock. It consisted of ham and eggs, bread and butter and coffee. He ate and drank heartily The supply of food was liberal, but although his appetite was apparently keen, he was unable to dispose of all set before him. During' the meal he amused himself with a running fire of comments and "gy W* %\\^x && IT'S,! rf- is remarks, which afforded him a sort of hysterical "amusement, for he laughed often nutl heartily, although his laughter was that of the man who is nerving himself for the final strug gle. The burden of liis conversation for the last hour before the end was of his crime and the causes for it. He insisted that he was driven through frenzy to commit the deed. He was sorry for the victim, and Was willing to suffer the same fate as she had done, and it was his desire to meet the same fate that he inflicted on his vic tim bravely that nerved him up to the end. He said that it might have been possible for him Co have escaped hang ing and been imprisoned in the peni tentiary, but he did not want to do this. He was willing and anxious to face the death penalty. Outwardly dur ing this time, Cole was unconcerned. But the nervous start with which he greeted each opening of the door into his room by officers passing iu and out, and the eagerness with which he in quired if the time had come, bespoke his nervous tension. For over an hour he sat Ml the chair -beside the re mains of his breakfast and talked of his crime and his coming punishment. He smoked several cigars in the inter val, puffing vigorously and endeavor ing to finish two and begin upon the third, one that had come from Manila, and which he desired to be allowed to light and smoke as he walked to the scaffold, and this request was granted. It was five minutes after six o'clock when Sheriff Bogue entered the room from which the condemned mau was to go to his death, to summon him to the scaffold. He told Oole that all was ready and the time had come. The condemned man asked that the death warrant be not read. Then he arose from his chair and shook hands with all those who were in the room, three guards, the sheriff and two others. Here it was that Cole showed the first signs of weakening. When he shook hands with Deputy Charles Mason, his voice broke, his eyes filled with .tears and his knees promised to give way. Mason was the last with whom he said goodbye, and the full realization of his fate seemed to come to him. But he braced up again shortly afterward, and manned him self for the march to the gallows. His hands were placed behind him and the handcuffs were adjusted about his wrists. Then a strap was passed about his chest, fastening his arms close to the body. The black cap was placed loosely upon the top of his head, and the death march began. Cole needed no support of the deputies, although Deputies Mason and Bowman walked near him, and Sheriff-Bogue In front. There was no apparent weakness or uncertainty in Cole's tread. As he reached the center of the court room, he cast a quick glance about for a place of egress to the scaf fold: "Where is it?" he asked. He was directed to the window whence he passed out upon the scaffold and walked rapidly through and1 out upon the platform. For a moment he seemed to hesitate, then stepped for ward, against the rail In front to steady himself, and addressed the as semblage below. He asked first if all his friends were there, paused for a moment as though for an answer, and then made his address. He said he was there to answer for his crime of December 12. He did not know to what place he was going but: be ex pressed his love for the victim of his jealousy and said he. was willing to meet the same fate. He was sorry for the victim of his crime. He asked consideration of his good behavior dur ing the time he had lived in the city. He desired to thank all his friends In the city, and was grateful to Sheriff Bogue. He also desired to express his thanks to Deputy Sheriff Patter son, who, he said, had been a goof friend-In time of need, had remained soduring his trouble, and had provide* for his wants liberally. He bade all goodbye, stepped back upon the trap. "Ler her go, boys," he said. But the straps about his legs bad yet to be fastened, the black cap pulled down after the noose had been adjusted and the preparations for the execution com pleted. Deputy Sheriff Weymouth deftly fastened the straps about his limbs, one at the knees .and the other at the ankles. Deputy Patterson ad justed the. noose, drawing the knot behind the left ear, and pulled down the cap. Ibere was an inflnto»imni space of time, and the lever was re-, leased, the trap fell like a flash, a slight but distinct thud as'the body reached the end of the rope, and the sentence of the law had been carried out. -There was not a quiver of the body or of a muscle after the drop fell. The body hung apparently Inanimate as a log, and there was barely a mo tion, even from side to side. Not a drawing or twitching of a muscle, a contraction of a limb, or other outward expression indicated pain or delay in the effect of his punishment. Death was as nearly instantaneous as pos sible. It was ten minutes after six when the condemned man and the deputies sheriff emerged from Cole's room and started on the march to the scaffold Four minutes later the drop was sprung, at fourteen minutes after six. A stethoscope i,yas applied by County Physician Ballard, and the heart bents noted, they ceasing at eighteen min utes after six, or four minutes after the drop fell. At 6:20 the lody was lowered from the scaffold to the plat form below, and the noose removed from the neck, an examination of which disclosed that It had been broken in the drop. The body was placed in the coffin there to receive it and the last chapter of the tragedy was played out It was breaking day when the exe cution took place, and the light was such as to enable all to see distinctly, but rather garish. The weather was chilly, and a slight wind sighed rather dismally about the enclosure. There were none upon the scaffold when the drop fell with the excep tion of Sheriff Bogue, Deputy Patter son and Deputies Weymouth, Mason and Bowman. The coolness and brav ery with which the condemned man met his fate was surprising to all who witnessed the execution, and nearly all of whom thought that at the final moment Cole would lose his strength and control. 1 The last act in the tragedy is over. The unpleasant duty of the execution has been an unavoidable nervous strain upon Sheriff Bogue and upou the officials who assisted him. The sheriff is to be commended for the care and perfection with which the arrange ments were made, to the end that the execution be humane and successful, and none who witnessed it but believe that death was instantaneous, and so far as can be known, practically pain less. While Sheriff Bogue has care fully made preparations, and per formed his duty as the law requires, however, unpleasant the execution of the law's mandate may lte. Deputy Sheriff Patterson rendered valuable assistance, loth in keepiug the con demned man courageous for his fate, and in assisting with the details of the execution. Deputies Weymouth. Ma son aud Bowman were also cool and of valuable assistance in the work of carrying out the decree of the law, and it is well that the sentence was successfully, humanely and decorous ly carried out. The remains were conveyed from the enclosure iu which the scaffold Is builded to the undertaking rooms, whence they will be buried. Cole lias no friends or relatives to claim the body and it will be buried by the county. The face of the dead mau, after the cap had been removed, was little disfigured. The eyes were not much affected, and the tongue pro truded but slightly. Sheriff Bogue says that Cole, while in jail awaiting sentence, was a model prisoner. He gave 110 trouble, was iu nowise disagreeable, never ut tered a profane or vulgar word and in every way comported himself as a gentleman. The statements that have l»een circulated that Cole had confessed to other crimes, and that lie had impli cated others, is not true. Cole made no confession of any kind, and the re port that has gained some currency is an erroneous one. There was no religious trend to Cole's disposition. He desired no minister of the gospel, believing that his lot was cast and that formal re- MOST VIOLENT GASES HAVE MrRF PIMPI FX n0£ th«y pentance woul avail him' nothing. He desired no minister on the scaffold or to advise him in the last hours prior to the execution, and none was present The execution was attended by a number of sheriffs from various parts of the state, on the invitation of Sher iff Bogue, as is customary. INSURANCE* BUSINESS. Statement of the Business Done During 1898 by Insurance Companies in the State. Commissioner of Insurance George W. Harrison has prepared a prelimin ary report showing the business done by. the different Insurance companies during the year 1888, as shown by the annual reports filed with the depart ment the first of the present year. The total fire risks written in the state during the year were $20,300,000. The total premiums received were $543,000 and the total losses incurred $382,000. The total losses paid during the year were $491,000. The total life insurance written dur ing the year was $2,500,000 by the fixed premium life companies and $625,000 by the assessment companies. The total premiums received were $366,000 by the fixed premium com panies and $44,000 by the assessment companies. The total life insurance In force at the close of the vea.r iu the state was $13,800,000 bv the fixed life companies and $3,600,000 in the assess ment companies. The total losses in curred during the year was $105,700 in the fixed premium companies and $33,000 In the assessment, companies. The total losses paid during the year were $81,000 in the fixed ^companies and $30,000 in the assessment, com panies. The total amount of miscellaneous insurance written during the year—ac cident, fidelity, surety, employers' lia bility and plate glass, was $4,360,000. The total premiums received were $27,300 and the total losses incurred were $7,456. The total business done by the North Dakota hail companies was $1,767,800 in risks written and the numlter of acres insured was 1,355,000. The premiums reported aggregated $178. 000 and the losses incurred $137,000. The losses paid were $85,707. There were eighteen mutual companies (loins business in the state, two of which have suspended, the Bohemian Mutual of Pisek and the Cavalier Countv Mu tual of Osnabroclt. The bulk of the business in the state was done bv the Alliance of Jamestown, the Red River Valley Mutual of Wahpeton and the Western Mutual of Fesxenden. The Alliance company insured 00.000 acres, incurred losses of $20,000 and paid its losses iu full. The Ited .River Vallev Mutual insured 505.000 acres, in curred losses of $50,000 and paid $25. 000 and the Western Mutual of Fesscn den insured (HO.OOO acres, incurred losses of $48,000 and paid $21,000. SOLDIER'S WIDOW. Funeral of Mrs. Kelly, Widow a Victim of the Custer Massacre. Mrs. Kelly was born in Ireland and came to this country when quite young. She was 63 years of age at the time of her death, and was the widow of Sergeant Kelly who was killed in the Custer massacre in 1876. Mrs. Kelly then came to Bismarck where she resided until the town Of Winona was founded. She was one of the first settlers there, owning con siderable property. Mrs. Kelly was the mother of three daughters—Mary Carey, and Mrs. Susan Pitts, wife of Major Pitts of Winona, both of whom are deceased, and Nellie, wife of James Purcell. the only surviving one. One of the grand daughters, Miss Alma Pitts, is the wife of Sergeant Havelick, who has ren- A SMALL SPOT MAY BE CANCER. any little sore, pimple or scratcff which shows no disposition to heal under ordin- iPPCADCn IT klR\T IQ ary treatment. No one can tell how soon these nrrutntu HI nihil AO will develop into Cancer of the worst type. __ So maw people die from Cancer simply be- ®?U8e do not know just what the disease is muiu I imi LkUi they naturally turn themselves over to the doctors, ,, and are forced to submit to a cruel and dangerous operation—the only treatment which the doctors know for Cancer. The disease promptly returns, however, and is even more violent and destructive before. Cancer is a deadly poison in the blood, and an operation, plaster, or other external treatment can have no effect whatever upon it. The cure must Oome from within—(he last vestige of poison must be eradicated. fr, Wm Walpole, of Walshtown S. D., says: "A little blotch about the size of a pea came under my left eye gradually growing larger, from which shooting pains at intervals ran in all directions. I became greatly alarmed and consulted a good doctor who pronounced it Cancer, and advised that it be cut out, bat this I could not con sent to. I read in my local paper of a cure effected by 8 S. 8.. and decided to try it. It acted like a charm, the Cancer becoming at first irritated, and .then .discharging very freely. This gradually grew less andjbhen discon tinued altogether, leaving a small scab which soon drop ped off and now only a healthy little scar remains where what threatened to destroy my life once held full sway." Positively the only cure for Cancer is Swift's Spedfio— S. 8. 8. FOR THE BLOOD d88p "kjVSii tfMWood—the real neat of the .dlapn'iw—became bt^ut away. Insist upon 8. 8. S. nothing can.take its place. iCttreSm° any case of Scrofula,.Eosema, Rheumatism. Contagious Blood Poison, Ulcers, Sores, or any other form of blood disease. Valuable books on Cancer and Blood Diseases will be mailed free to any iddiM to Bwift Specific Company, Atlanta, Qw/j*. 7 1 L4 S of Mrs. Ellen Kelly of Winona died at that place on February 25. 1899. On Sunday her remains were removed to Bismarck, her old home, and buried in the family plot at the Catholic cemetery by her daughter, Mrs. Nellie Purcell, who came from California for that purpose. THEIR DOCTORS USE IT! 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The fact that hundreds of men and women in every community have been cured of insomnia by Paine's celery compound tells Its own story of the in vigorating effect of this wonderful remedy, not only upou the nerves, but upou the entire nervous system. Physicians prescribe Paine's celery compound where the nerves have le coine so exhausted that not only sleep but digestion is interfered with. Its dered distinguished service in Cuba. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. Father Clemens and were at tended by a large number of friends who knew the deceased during her residence in this city, and will hold her in kind remembrance. She left one sister, Mrs. Catherine Ryan, of tills city. The pallbearers were Messrs. J. D. McDonald, Thos. McGowan, John Boyle, Steve Welch, Thos. Cunning ham and John Quinlan. Red Hot from the Gun Was the ball that hit G. B. Steadman of Newark,. Mich., in the civil war. It caused horrible ulcers that no treatment helped for twenty years. Then Buck lens Arnica Salve cured him. Cures cuts, -bruises, burns, boils, felons, corns, skin eruptions. Best pile cure on earth. 25 cents a box. Cure guaranteed. Sold by P. Gfc Remington, druggist. TWO WILL5. Richland County Citizen Makes Two Wills, and an Interesting Suit. Arises. -An interesting suit is beiug tried iu the probate court of Richland county. Asa Brown and David Brown were brothers, and the former some years ago, prosperous and with plenty of ready money, loaned his brother, David Brown, several thousand dol lars, which the latter was unable to pay. An agreement Was made where by David was to will his property to the bother, thereby cancelling the debt. David became ill and went east where he .was treated by his old physician. Dr. Rockwell, who had al ways had great influence over him, and when he died a second will turned Bern the ,h*"xt the blood eon v* immediate invigorating effect in such cases is shown in the following letter from Mrs. Fannie West, president of the South Side relief society of Chicago. The letter is dated December 12, 1898: "We feel very glad to acknowledge the fine qualities of Paine's celery com pound. It is the best remedy we know of for building up the nervous system. Our doctors prescilte it. and it. always gives immediate relief." Back of nervousness, sleeplessness and many of the peculiar ailments of women is poverty of the blood. Pale ness. thinness of lwdy and weakness are evidences of poor blood. In some cases palpitation of the heart is com plained of. and when the poverty is greatest, the lips are pallid and'the tongue almost colorless. In these eases of anaemia if Taine's celery compound is used the gain from day to day is plainly noticeable. Its tonic effect in renewing the blood and restoring the strength has been little short of miraculous in cases of extreme emaciation and nervous prostration. If a woman feels that she is losing ground in weight and strength she should set about increasing the blood supply at once with the aid of Paine's celery compound. Give this greatest of all remedies a trial. dan. Her name was Jennie Iioman. and she held the whole car. At Man dan Dr. Furness and a deputy sheriff boarded the train and took the pugna cious woman off. In so doing she fired one of the revolvers and the ball grazed the doctor's leg. She was from Seattle en route to St. Paul, and had with her numerous clippings de scribing her as a bold, bad girl. .M-r Thoamd* Rra Trying It. In order to prove the great merit of Ely's Cream Balm, the most effeotive cure for Catarrh and Cold in Head, we have pre pared a generous trial size for 10 cents. Qet it of your druggist or send 19 cents to 1 ELY BROS., CO Wnrror. St., N. Y. City. 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The latter is It is said, the total amount left to be attempting to probate the will and is collected under the decision will not being opposed by the brother. Sen- exceed $12,000. Some of the taxes ator McCumber Is one of the attor neys. IT03EIXA. rTha Kind YooHmMmis Bwght HELD 'Eft UP. Woman Passenger on the Northern Pacific Train Causes Much .'vv.w' Excitement. A woman passenger with a bad eye and two guns held up the first class coach of the Northern Pacific train Saturday from Glendive to Man- which were void, it is said, may be re levied, so that the county may pos sibly get a total of $30,000. u\~' CfiAMBERLAIN'S COUGH REMEDY The remedy Is Intended especially tor coughs, colds, croup, whooping cough and influenza. It has become famous for Its cures of these diseases, over a large part of the civilized world. 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