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IffoL. LXXXVI., NO. 101. SALT LAKE CITY, THURSDAY MORNING, JANUARY 23, 1913. 14 PAGES FIVE CENTS. H
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jjfcsette, Utah, Mail Carrier,
Slater Veiled Threats, Meets
fe M. Morris in Road and
pi' Opens Fire.
CIAL TRAIN WINS
IN RACE WITH DEATH
vailant, Clubbed by Ecclesi
astic's Son, Escapes in a,
a Buggy; Wound May
1 1. Be Fatal.
IP
al to T e Tribune.
!$RlGHvUr CITY, Jan. 2L'. Bishop J.
Mjt 2L Morris was shot and' perhaps
mortally wounded in the prcKencc
fflili of his son. William Morris, at
Rosette late yesterday afternoon
jjjfo'llliam Coble, a mall carrier of that
l4' ivho carries mail to and from Ivcl--T
"nc lrollb'c ,s ascribed to the nc
gmf Coblo to properly care for anl
Bfplaced In hl3 charge by ranchers.
':Sbblc had leaacd si farm of Morris and
'Rpasturing numerous horses and cat
gon the farm. Pome of the animals
jjumged to Morris.
tTlB asserted that Cobic dif! not prop
ilwfcaro for tho animals and that his
iSmtlon had been called to the matter
iSwarlous occasions. Morris mado a
Mappeal to Coble to tako better care
Eihe animals intrusted to htm, but
,r3n? uo results he said to Coblo that
jj-jfould report him to the slate humane
tSfe. This conversation Is said to
s'l'itijtalcon place yesterday morning- Just
allure Coble departed for Kelton with the
'rtsjy Cobic. turning to Morris, said. "I
Ktako caro'of you when I return."
B, remark did not worry Morris and
thought little of it. but Coble mado
jKvord good.
fljtes Threat Good.
lew , '
ijTg jib. returned to Jlosotlc late lit the
noon and about tho first person ho
iedj) ivas Morris in company with his son.
hM& irew up to Monis and said: "1 am
:-vi lTc for yu'' whereupon ho drew
Sfhis pocket a revolver and opened
tt?J rMorrls dropped down behind tho
jt: ' 'h011' OI' a moment, but as he
at'j iagaln Coblo fired another shot
.HM i entered .Morris's chest just below
blfS pollar bono and wont completely
liuj tgh the riht lung. Cobic was en
lland to Hlop tho assault upon his
'fii? young Morris was compelled to
Jj!r, sCobhi over tho head with an axe
itijc: ? a number of times, stunning him.
he recovered he jumped into his
, pn agalu and drove home. I
d May Be Fatal.
tbJt'5 $fl5's condition was so alarming at
inflii feht that a special train was tele
ga1 red for to Salt Lukl to takff him
uisfj -hospital. The Oregon Short Line
.'jfcred a. special train from this city
. U ,nnules l!ltcr- Dr- JX ur- ricn"
n of this city boarded the train and
fill fit Morris to the Harding-Henderson
ir6rK? whom hu now lies In a critical
inf? Ion. The train arrived In Brlgham
'Sj ft1 G o'clock this morning.
y t "Ehcrlff's office waa not Informed
kfi iftcr the Kpeclal train had departed
Ston. and as there is train sctwlcc
unJ flon only three times a '.veck the
itjri 'j will not be able to so out to
j (tCoblo until tomorrow. Th& trip
lOwfco moro than two dn-n by team
TtfSp niu,;n snow prevents the sheriff
r:;jBnuking Iho trip by automobile.
i Jf(5&or'ff antJ 1';5 cnul' navc boon
, eOfeday Hcndlng messages to th con
boWBTthroushout that part of the coun
ll "jKo on the liiolciul for Coble and
frjgjltlm 1,3 attempts to escape. Tho
P KTrill leave on tho Kelton train
jjifew to bring Coblo to this city and
ijjjj.jftlm In the county jail.
oesTjflpp MoitIa is the son of the la-tc
jjj IjKf 'MoitIb. for a number of year3
t.ri jl counselor In the fJevcntccnth ward
0 S'ffjB'lvftko'. ire waa born In Salt Jjaka
1j -?fc'o years ago, removing to Park "Val-
fjfci a young man. At tho present tlmo
iJjSwslmasti'r at Park Valley and oper-
1 1 ''B principal mercantile business of
befnXirlnlty. He has two slteers, Mrs.
idwSK GollglUly and Mary A. Ridges,
uKe. brother, Georgo V. Morrlu, Hv-
i flr!fe'alt Lak'-'- II4' married for
j(-Bond time about six months ago.
tei:5p.t wll'o died in 1002.
iiO. jm reports obtainable there hits
3, Jjib trouble between the two
inSBr a material nature, Bave that
'1 jg the welfare of the animals that
aTC'tjtOcpcd were inialrcatcd by Coble.
tf,anJ Coblo aro related. William
B',TeljKihfl son of tho victim, Is married
t PRESIDENT OF
oflWFFAT ROAD NAMED
f Amko 'L'ho Tribune
ar.SB?SR' 7n"- "2- W, R. Wndden. a
.jpvjjWjiOf V, H. Prlnccn company, bank
oot :jmpJBton, has boon named vice prca
lfl,eJjK?thc Denver & 6alt Taku Ttatlroad
'looilSj (the Moffntt road) and l. TI.
oiiJSK of 'scW or,c socrotary and
lb ?KF' Newman Erb Is prcJldcuL and
AW7Ktd:ottt are yet to bo u elected,,
William Ellia Corey, former
Kcacl of steel trust, who, aa
AVitncso, admits the combine
fixed prices by agreement
HELEN GOULD WED
ID FIIE1 SHEPARD
Mistress of Millions Sends
Message to the Public on
Her Marriage Day.
PAIR WILL GO ABROAD
Upon Their Return Th'ey Will
Occupy a Place in New
York Society.
By International Newn Service.
NEW YORK. Jan. 1!2. -Tn her turrcted
castle on tho heights bordering the Hud
sou near Tarrytown, Helen Miller Gould,
eldest daughter of the late Jay Gould,
mistress of millions and the Idol of de
mocracy, became the bride today of Pin
ley Johnson Shepard, son of the lato Rev.
Dr. Peter Lr. Shepard of Connecticut and
eastern representative of tho Gould rail
way system.
The sweet solemnity o' the occasion waa
emphasized by Its magnificent simplicity.
And after the Rev. Daniel Ruascll, pan
tor of the Irvington Presbyterian church,
had spolcen tho Impressive words that
made her aj matron, tho woman who has
been termed "tho most bclovod In Ameri
ca'' sent the following message to tho
public
"This is the anniversary of my moth
er's wedding day. I am deeply touched
by all tho expressions of good will that
have come to me today from different
parts of the country."
Will Enter Society.
Jater came tho announcement, that none
of tho philanthropic work to which Mrs.
Shepard has given ho much of her time
In the past will be neglected In tho fu
ture. Still later came another announce
ment that will prove of great Interest,
it was to the effect that tho social llfo
of New York will be brightened and broad
ened by the Imminent entrance of Mih.
Shepard Into It. Slnco tho death of her
father, Mrs. Shepard has worn half
mourning, appearing always In purple,
black and white and gray. In token of
her forthcoming kconor Interest in social
dolngK, Mrs. Shepard baa had a score
of e::fiilslto evening gowns made, Thcuo
',: mainly wistarias, heliotropes and
i blues.
After a fow days at Uyndhurst Mr. aud
Mrs. Shepard will go abroad for lliolr
honeymoon. Upon their return they will
entertain quite extensively at their Fifth
avonuo hom. They will ba famlllur flg
ureM at tho opera also.
Today'H ccrwmony waa KChcduled for
half an hour after noon. It won delayod
a few minutes while Ml3s Gould person
ally ffhook handa with each of tho sbcty
scvon employees of tho Iyndhur.it cntate,
to each of whom she presented an en
velope containing $25 In bills.
Wears Wonderful Veil.
At 12:3S the bridal procession filed
down tho stairway. Misa Gould leaned
upon tho arm of her hrothcr, Georgo J.
Gould, Sho wore a gown of ivory whllo
duchess oatin trimmed with roso point
laotj and eocd pearl embroidery. She
wore a wondroualy wrought veil, mado up
of a hundred interwoven designs. This
waa a gift of the Duchess do Talleyrand.
Thn veil was attached to tho hair with
a hp ray of orange blossoms and extended
to the limit of thn ten-foot train. Tho
bride's ullpperH corresponded wlthi tho
gown and were trimmed with email ro
settes of orango blossoms.
Tho brldo carried a. bouquet of her fa
vorite flowers IIUcb of the valley- and
white bird of paradino orchids and also
a beautiful point lace kerebjof, the gift
of Mrs. Rufltsell Sage. She wore a dia
mond pendant a gift of Mr. Shepard
nuspeudrxl from a tring of oxqulHlte
pcarln said lo have belonged to tho Emp
reas Josephine, and formerly belonging
lo tho brido'o mother. Tho pcarla wora
jn'caonted by Jay Gould.
Tho brldo'e only attendants were hor
nieces, Dorothy and Helen, each wearing
(Ooutlnuwl on Engo Iwo.)
Former Head of the Giant
Corporation Answers Ques
tions of Attorn'ey in Off
Hand Manner.
MAKES NO EFFOR'T
TO CONCEAL TRUTH
Colonel Roosevelt Again De
clares He Allowed Ten-'
nessee Absorption to
Break the Panic."
By International News' Service.
N,BW YORK. Jan. 22. With an indul
gent amlle. William Ellis Corey, for
mer president of the United States
Steel corporation, placidly admitted
today before Henry 33. Brown, ref
eree for the government in tho suit
brought by tho department of Justice to
dissolve the trust, that the huge con
cern for years has controlled prices in
the steel market and that It hair main
tained a gigantic pool both hero and In
Europe.
Tho gobbling up of smaller .iteel plants
that happened to stand In the way of
tho steel corporation was related by Mr.
Corey in an offhand way. Ho grinned at
tho government's inquisitors as ho told
how the steel trust formed an "under
standing." as he called it. with steel
manufacturers In foreign countries, by
which, tho steel trade was staked off ao
that tho competing companies would not
conflict.
Roosevelt StanHs Pat.
Earlier in the day, before the same in
vestigators, Colonel Theodore Roosevelt,
at n hearing In his editorial offices, reaf
firmed his statement before the Stan
ley committee last summer that ho had
consented to the absorption of tho Ten
nessee Coal fc Iron co7ivpg.ny by the jstcl..
truat "to save tho panicky situation that
existed in 1007."
Asked by his former secretary of war,
Jacob M. Dickinson, now a special United
Slates district attorney In tho steel In
quiry, if he did not know that the steel
trust liad crown to be the dominant power
in tho field; crowding out its competitors,
tho ex-president casually replied that,
while ho did not know it. tho fact would
have had no effect, upon his action.
Tho Inquisition hero Is aimed at an
effort to ascertain exactly what agree
ments existed between the Ulntcd States
Steel corporation and other concerns en
gaged in otnel manufacture to fix prices
and control tho market output.
Corey Willing Witness.
Inquisitor Dickinson, thinking Mr.
Coroy would be a defiant witness, was
amassed at the easy calm with which he
spoko of the explicit "understanding"
prevailing between the trust and its
rivals and of tho nwallowing up process,
by which the trust got rid of dangerous
competitors when It wanted to.-
While" Mr. Corey unhesitatingly ad
mitted the Steel trust's greed to dominate
tho trado of the country, he waa careful
to Insist each time that whatever was
done was In the nature of an "under
standing" and not an "agreement." Mr.
Dickinson drew no distinction, however,
maintaining that an "understanding" to
thwart competition and force a standard
of prices was plainly a violation of the
Sherman nntl-trunt law.
Array of Counsel.
Mr. Coroy appeared beforo tho govern
ment's inquisitors flanked by an impos
ing nrray of counsel among them ox
.Tudgo Richard V. Llndabury of New Jcr
noy, C. A. Severance, R. C Boiling and
Porclval Roberts. Tho former Steel trust
chief smiled as ho took a noat at the head
of a tablo In tho investigating room at
220 Broadway. Iln beamed upon the gov
crarnont'jt counsel and made himself at
home.
At tho start of tho inquiry Mr. Corey
jumpod Into thu activity of the Stcol
corporation In fixing prices for pig iron,
which forma tho basin of the steel In
dustry. Irrom 3.303 until tho end of 3910
Mr. Corey said he was president of tho
Stcol trunt and beforo that, for five years,
waa at tho head of the Carnegie Trust
company,
A response to a query of Mr. Dickinson
tho former Steel corporation magnate
spoke of pig Iron as "tho barometer of
tho nlcol trade." He conceded that tho
Stoel corporation had an understanding
with other stool concerns throughout the
country in 1003 to maintain a otablc price
for the pig Iron product.
"BIG TIM" SULLIVAN
LOSES HIS REASON
By International News Service.
NEW YOR1-C, Jan. 22. A sheriffs Jury
today pronounced Timothy D. Sullivan,
congressman and boloved by New York's
East Sldo as "Big Tim," lncompetont and
Incapable of taking care of hlmsnlf or
his property. Four physicians concurred
in thii verdict after examining tho con
grusHiimn, who for smvoral months past
hns boen a patient In a Hanllarlum.
TttAVTenco Mulligan, his halfbrothcr.
said ho could not state tho value of tho
property owned by tho congressman, but
ihauli. was tcpjU .inftr.Q J.bcu jjiQ04vflO.
TifpT
Grand Council of the Otto
man Empire Voles to Bring
About the Conclusion
N of Peace.
ADRIANOPLE FALLS
TO THE BULGARIANS
Allies May Quarrel Over Dis
position of Salonika; Ques
lion of Indemnity Likely
to Provoke Discussion.
LONDON, Jan. 23. The Con
. stautliioplc correspondent- of fclio
Tinicn hcliovcs that the porte be
fore accoptiug the powers' note
will request a guarantee that no
further demands shall he niadc by
the allies.
Public opinion at Constantinople,
the correspondent adds, scorns to be
resigned to accept the inevitable
without demur. Tho jnectiug of the
grand council wa3 no tablo for the
public reconciliation, of Kiamil
Paslia aud the former grand vizier,
Said Pasha.
CONSTANTINOPLE, ,7an. 22. Tur
key submittod today to tho will
of tho powers. Tho grand coun
cil of tho Ottoman empire de
cided in favor of accepting tho pro
posals of Europe for a peace settlement
between Turlcoy and tho Balkan allies.
As oflicially announced, the graud
council "approved tho government's
point of viow, doclared its confidence
in tho sentiments of equity voiced by
the groat powers and expressed their
wiiih fco""fcec" their promises and pro
posed' assistance effectively realized."
Tfc also asked tho government "to
exert its efforts to ensure in the future
tho safety of tho country and the de
velopment of its economic interests."
The question submitted by the
Tirrkish government to the grand coun
cil today wus:
"Should tho recommendations con
tained in tho note of tho European
powers be accepted or rejected?"
Made Frank Confession".
The government frankly confessed it
self in favor, of agreeing to tho sug
gestion made by tho powers.
'The Marquis Johann do Pallavicini,
Austro-IEungarian embassador and dean
of tho diplomatic corps at Constanti
nople, will bo handed' tomorrow a note
in which the Ottoman government
agrees to tho proposals embodied in the
.joint noto with regard to the c.ossion
of the fortress of Adrian opto and the
futuro disposition of the Aegean
islands, and places itsolf in tho hands
of tho powers.
A mooting of tho council of ministers
will bo hold tomorrow rnoniiug before
tho final step is taken.
Tho joint note of the powers advised
Turkey to code Adriauoplo to the allies
and to leave tho fate of tho Aogoan
islands to the powers for futuro do
t orjnination. In return, tho powers
promised their bonovoleat support aa
long aa Turkey referred to their coun
cil. Tho sultan gave aa audlcucc to the
grand council, together "with the grand
vizier and tho Shiek-TJl-.Tslma.
Ministers Gave Up.
Tho noto of tho powovs waa road,
after which Nazlm Pasha, the minister
of war, explained the military situa
tion. Tho minister of finance then
road a report on tho financial situation,
and tho minister of foreign. afl'aiTs mado
a statement on tho foreign situation.
At the conclusion of thc30 statements
I he council registered its decision.
Nazim Pasha doclared that the army
was eager to continue tho war. Tur
key might even hope for a measure of
success, ho said, but thoro wn3 littlo
chance of relieving Adriauoplo.
Iorcovor, addod the war minister,
aside from tho purely military ques
tion, there woro other matters strongly
militating against the continuation of
hostilities.
Tho finance minister explained tho
dopondcuco oC the treasury upon the
foreign markets.
Threat of Russia.
Tho most onoroii3 task, howovor, do
volved upon Noradungliian Effondi, tho
foreign niiuistor, who set forth tho in
ternational situation. Ho dwelt es
pecially on tho attitude of Kuesia,
which ho said had wnrned tho porto on
two rocont occasions that a continua
tion of tho hostilities might oblige
Wed Rich Miner When
Hypnotized, She Avers
MRS. DACE CHARLOT.
Mexican
M&'fWfMWBM Owner
wfel!flMi Whom
WMiiWi Seki to
Girl Seeks Divorce -on Odd
Grounds-Says- Husband Is
Violently Jealous.
By International News Service. .
KDW YOll'IC, Jan. 2. In her
pica that she be granted a Ie
. gal separation from her -rich
X French husband, IXIra. Dace
Melbourne Shannon Chariot, a
vivacious young girl of .21, declared
she waa hypnotised Into marrying
Charles Chariot. He Is a Mexican
mlno promoter and well advanced in
Tears. The difference In the agcB of
tho couple is believed to be the cause
of the troubLe.
JTrs. Chariot charges that her hus
band became violent In his angry fits
of jealousy, onco tearing a velvet
gown almost from her back, and on
another occasion pulling a valuablo
necklace from around her throat.
MANY INQUIRIES
ABOUT UTAH VOTE
Mrs. AVilcher Has So Far Failed
lo 1 1 each 'Washington : Smooth
Bill Reported.
Special lo The Tribune.
VASIllXGTOIs", .Ian. 22. Scores of
newspaper reporters call at the office of
the president of the senate dally to In
quire concerning tho expected nrrlvaljjf
arargaret Zane Wl tchcr with the Utah
electoral vote. If Mrn. "Wltchor does not
roach here and hand In the rotunia beforo
Tuesday next she will lose the 23 cents
a mile compensation unless the president
of tho senate overlooks the law requiring
thn returns to bo delivered before that
date. Other messengers who have not
arrived are thoso from Colorado, Wyo
ming. Montana, Oregon, Idaho. "Now Mex
ico and Nevada.
The senate public lands committee to
day reported favorably the Smoot bill
providing that, slates be given .a record
title for lands in place selected under va
rlous federal grants of land to the public
land Btales.
'GIVES HIS LIFE FOR
SMALLER CHILDREN
WICHITA, Ivan., Jan. 22. Willie Pat
terson, 10 years old, probably wn fatal
ly Injured tonight whon he rescued hio
sister. 21 years old, and brother, aged 8
months, from a flro that destroyed their
home. All five children of the family
wero Injured severely.
An explosion of kerosene set fire to
tho houuo soon after the mother of tho
children had gone on an errand. Willie
had mado his way out of doom when ho
realized' that the two youngcot children
atlll were In porll. He rushed lmclt into
tho houoo and carried them to safety.
One Confirmation.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 22. In executive
aouslon almoHt an hour today, tho senate
failed to confirm any nominations except
that of Lieutenant Colonel Edwin P.
Brewer to be a colonel in tho army. The
treaty for regulation of wlroless, nego
tiated in compliance with the general In
ternational conference held at Txmdon
hut auinmcr, was ratlfle
PUSSES FOR STATE
mum w
Commerce Commission Be
gins Inquiry at Denver
Today. .
WASHINGTON, Jan. 22. Improper and
Illegal ' use of railroad passes in being
Investigated by the interstate commerco
commission. The Inquiry has procoedod
far enough to show, In the languago of
tho commission, that "carriers have very
generally oboyed the'letter of the law,"
but It 1b indicated that "the Issuance of
passes for state travel has operated to
defeat the purpose of the act to regu-
lato commerce; that passes for state
travel have been issued to cortaln ship
pers and denied to others; and that tho
moving consideration of such passes has
beon the routing of interstate shipments
of property."
The first public hearing upon the sub
ject will bo held by Commissioner Har
lan at Denver. Colo., tomorrow. It is in
tended to hold hearings In all parts of
the country.
J DRNVJ3K. Jan. 32. At lca.it a dozen
IwltncSflos, including freight and poflson
gor officials of five of the railroads oper
atlng In Colorado, are ochcdulcd to testi
fy at the government hearing into the
Issuance of railroad passon In thi3 state,
which opens tomorrow. The witnesses
Includo representatives of tho following
roads'.
Denver & Rio Grande, Atchison, Topoka
Si Santa Fe, Union Pacific, Chicago, Bur
lington & Qulncy rind Chicago, Hock Isl
and & Pacific,
Last November the Denver & TCJo
Grande and the Colorado & Southern
railroads wore Indicted by a federal grand
Jury at Pueblo on a charge of Influencing
Interstate nhipmonto by issuing pasBes
within tho state. On December 1 the
ronds discontinued the Issuance of free
transportation.
An antl-paas bill, based on the federal
law, now is before tho Colorado legislature.
MARTIN E PROPOSES
. BALL IN THE CAPITOL
By International News Service.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 2. Senator Mar
tino of New Jersey, after a lone confer
ence with Senator Gore, today announced
that ho would offer a resolution tomor
row wliich would provldo for a ball and
rooeptlon which will bo hold in honor of
President Wilson in tho cayltol building.
This plan waa the outgrowth of the re
fusal of tho Joint committee of the two
houses, of which Senator Crane Is chair
man, to provide for any sort of festivi
ties after Governor WUaon vetoed the
plan to hold thn UBiial Inaugural ball In
the pension building.
Senator Marline said he would ask that
I tlie local committee be authorized to doc
! orate the rotunda In a manner befitting
the occasion and arrange for the most
brilliant Illumination that has over been
Installed. In tho cnpltol.
WOULD ABOLISH I
EStTgri I
Proposed Measure Provides
Radical Changes in Law
I Pertaining to Punishment
for First Degree Murder. fl
VACATES POWER OF H
GRANTING PARDONS H
Senator Benner X. Smith Iiv
troduces Measure at Request
of J. W. Christy; Ques- H
lion of Constitutionality. H
Tenth Day in tlic Senate.
Bill introduced by Senator Smith
providing for tho abolisliment of
capital punishniont and substltub
ing life imprisonment, taking all
power to pardon in such cases for
any reason away from tho governor
and the state hoard of pardons.
Bill porraitting the reinstatement.
of corporations whose charters
havo been revoked for uon-pay-
nicut of license tax introduced.
Committee on highways and pub.
11c lauds decides to roporfc favor
ably tho Lunt hill reducing inter
est on deferred pa.ym.outs on pub
lie lauds from 8 to 5 pov cont.
Education couunitteo considers
bill raising the ago limit for com
pulsory school attondanco from 16
to
CAPITAL punishment will be abol
ished in Utah, life imprisonment
substituted for tlio death pen
alty, and tho powur of pardoning
persons couvictcd. of murder in the first.
OoRrco, withdrawn, if a bill iulroducud
yestcrda' in the r.cuate by -33cnuer X.
Smith of Salt Lake becomes a law. Mr.
Smith introduced tho bill at iho re
quest of J. W. 'Christy of the federal
Tbe bill specifics that punishment by
death shall be abolished in Utah aud
that; hereafter the punishment for per
sons couvictcd of murdor in' the lirst dc
grcc shall 'bo imprisonment for life. Tho
bill further provides that neither the
govoruor, tlie state board of pardons,
uor anyone else shall have tho power
to pardon or release any person from fl
the sentence of life imprisonment im
posed upon persons couvictcd of mur
dor in the first degree for any reason
whatever.
May Re-hear Case. il
Provision, however, is mado giving tho
supreme court power, upon proper show- IH
lug being made of newly discovered evi-
denco or the falsity of material evidence jH
at the trial at which the prisoner was
convicted, to order a hearing before the
supreme court. If at the conclusion
the hearing a majority of the court fa
convinced of the complete innooonce of jH
the prisoner he shall be released. jH
Some question has been raised an to
the constitutionality of tho portion of jH
the bill withdrawing from the state par- jH
don board the power to pardon convicts,
Mr. .Christy investigated tho matter and
gave to Senator Smith tho following
statement touching on the constitution
allty of the measure and also on flonvy
of tho points in favor of tho bill; jH
Power of Legislature.
. I have examined the constitution
of Utah, and It scorns to me that th jH
legislature has the right to abolish
capital punishment. Article 7, soo-
tlon 12 of Utah constitution, in part
reads as follows:
Until otherwise provided by law,
the governor, Justices of thft suprcm
court and attorney gcnoral shall
oon-aUtute a board of pardons; may
commute .punlshmonta and H
grant pardons after convictions, in
all cases except treat-on and im
peachmonts. subject to such rcgula-
Section 49."1 Compiled Laws of
Utah 1007, provides: jH
Who May Pardon.
Xo judge, tribunal, uor officer. IH
other than the governor or board of
pardons, can suspend tho execution
of a Judgment by death, except the jH
sherifl', U3 jirovldcd in the six sue- H
cccdlng acctlons, unless an appeal it jH
('l'hcao relate to defendant be-
coming insane.) J
If tho legislature has a ' right to jH
make this exception, why uoL the ll
right to mako others? The cousti- 'H
tutlon enys "until otherwise provided
Title Tm. p. CGI Compiled J-awa of
Utah, provides for mannor of exci- ll
else of powers of board of pardons. Il
Definition of Murder.
! Section 1101 Compiled "Laws, dc- JH
fines what shall bo considered mur- jH
dor In the "'st degree and which ll
may be punlohcd by death. And in H
passing, allow mo to tuisFcHt that
(Continued on Paso Tour.)

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