HATES THE SHERIFF.
HANS THORPE DOESN'T MIND HANGING BUT DON'T WANT THE SHERIFF CARROLL TO DO THE JOB.
Minot, N.D., July 16. Hans Thorpe, scheduled to be hanged here on Sept. 14 for the murder of his wife, is trying to avoid the rope by self destruction. He had not taken food to amount to anything for thirteen days and is now too weak to sit up. The condemned man says he will never give Sheriff Carroll, for whom he has a profound dislike, a chance to hang him.
Bismarck Tribune, 7/16/1900