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WASHINGTON. D. C. MONDAY; DECEMBER 2, 1912.--TWELVE PJLGES
AT NOON TO-DAY
Full Representation of Both Houses Ready for
Chaplains' Opening Prayers Scores of
Office-seekers Will Flock to Capitol.
ARCHBALD TRIAL ON TO-MORROW
Legislators Will Adjourn To-day Out of Respect for
Vice President Sherman and Others Who Have
Died During Congressional Vacation.
The last session of the Sixty-second Congress will convene at noon
to-day. Practically a full representation of both houses is in Wash
ington ready for the Chaplains' opening prajers.
In addition to Senators and Representatives, there is an unusually
large number of outsiders who have been drawn to Washington at
this time for one reason or another. Many Democrats have come on
to interview Senators and Representatives about office under the new
A considerable representation from commercial bodies and indus
trial enterprises is here to inquire about the tariff. The announcement
by Chairman Underwood, of the Wajs and Means Committee, that
gearings will begin immediately after the holidays was a signal to all
the industrial interests and to im-
porters to hurry to Washington
and make' their plans to be heard,
Real Bailneu To-morrow.
Little of Importance will be done In
either House to-dar. Both Houses will
adjourn almost Immediately after being
ailed to order, out of respect for the
memory of notable men who have died
oincfl the last adjournment. If for no
other reason, both Houses would prompt
ly adjourn out of respect for Vice Presi
dent Sherman, but there have been va
cancies created b death In both the
Senate and House since the adjournment.
The Archbald case, an Impeachment
tral which involves Judge Robert W.
Archbald, of the United States Commerce
Court. Is on the calendar for to-morrow.
President Taft'a first message, dealing
with foreign relations, will go to Con
gress tomorrow. His second message,
dealing with general subjects, will be
submitted Friday, according to present
information. With the knowledge that
the Senate will prompUy adjourn, the
President will hardly send in any nomi
nations to-daj, in the Judgment of Sen
ator. The Supreme Court will divide Interest
to-day with the two Houses of Congress.
The court will meet at noon, after two
weeks" vacation. andthcre H a general
evrie,.fntlnn thnt xntne nf the nnfnfnns I
irr Important trust cases, which have been 1
long deterred will be read, one of the
most important is the anthracite coal
rare This case was argued more than
a year ago and It has been under ad
visement tlnee then.
The State rate cases, more than forty
in number, involving a conflict between
I cderal and State authority in the mat
ter of regulaUng Interstate carriers while
they are operating within the boundaries
of a single State, is a subject of far
reaching importance, and involves In
most cases the passage of : cent rate
aws by the State, against which the
interstate carriers have rebelled
Cnae of villi; Inter (.
nother case of wide interest is the
uit brought b the government to
aissolve the merger of the Harriman
lines, the Union Paciflo and Southern
Pacific, which were alleged by the
governments counsel to be competing
oads. This case was appealed from
the Ninth circuit.
II embers of the House who have ar
rived in Washington are giving most
of their atention to the preparation
of the general appropriation bills.
There is a general sentiment expressed
bj Senators and Representatives that
the session which opens to-morrow
will probably transact very little im
portant business outside of the general
The Ways and Means Committee of
the House will be busy with tariff
hearings and it Is not unlikely that
the Democratic members of the Fi
nance Committee of the Senate will
be in dally touch with these hearings,
believing that In this way the tariff
legislation may be expedited after- it
has been -submitted to the extra ses
sion. It is the experience of leaders
in Congress that more than half of
the struggle to pass a tariff bill occurs.
In the committees that shape the legis
lation. One of the most Important bills be
fore the House is the employers' lia
bility and workmen's compensation act,
which was passed by the Senate at the
last session and is now before a com
mittee of the House. This bill was
prepared by a special commission of
which Senator George Sutherland of
Utah, was president, after prolonged
bearings and an exhaustive Investi
gation and report on the general sub
ject of employers' liability. The com
mission reported to President Taft,
Gontlnaed on Pane Two.
THE GLADSOME DAY
Nature is asleep, birds have
departed Ja warmer clime,
the windl"Jre cold, but the
feeling in the heart is one of
spring, dissipating all winter's
drear with the warmth of the
WHY Because the Glad
some Day is made brighter
by the thought we have made
it pleasant for those we love.
j?ORGET THE DAY, and '
jou become a grouch. Get
busy and make otliers happy.
All grouchiness is then re
placed by a glorious feeling
-ON RACE SUICIDE
Father Bernard Vaughn, Noted
Reformer, Strikes at Rich
and Poor Alike.
SCORES THE SMART SET
Declares Against Socialism but is
Thankfui for Exposures Made
Some Sentiments Expressed
by Father Bernard Vaughn
The annual list of a hundred
thousand divorces In the States
finds Its source In race suicide.
I am up against socialism,
though in sjmpathj with the
If eociet) Is to hold its place
the wrongs of the Industrial
classes must be mended or ended
In the United States least of
all Is there an; excue for so
cialism. San Francisco, Cat, Dec. 1 Father
Bernard Vaughn, priest at the celebrated
Farn Street Church, London. England,
denouncer of the smart set of Europe
and America, orator, author, and reform
er, arrived in San Francisco last night
and commenced a series of sermons at
St. Man's Cathedral to-night.
"It is a habit with me to say what I
think." he said. "There Is a considerable
volume of matter in my brain-box worth
hearing, because I get down to the man
in the street. I know clubland and slum
dom In all our great cities on either side
of the Atlantic and while I nail the idle
rich for their vicious conduct, I am not
afraid to look the bulldog in the face and
to tell the underdog to mind his busi
ness. Blames Itace Suicide.
"The annual list of a hundred thousand
divorces in the United States finds its
prolific source in race suicide." he said.
laving as man and wife, and yet prac
ticing artifical methods to cheat God and
to deceive the country. Is nothing better
than a form of legalized prostitution.
One of the sins crying to heaven for
vengeance is the hideous example given
by the smart set to their domestics and
retainers. The vices that they practice
in their drawing rooms, dining halls, and
boudoirs are supplied by the powdered
footmen and their ladies to the trades
people who. in their turn, retail them to
their customers across the counter, till
I find that my friends In -the East End
of London know more about the smart
set's practices than I do nusclf, living
in lueir miast in wo west ina. -
Father Vaughn's book, "The Sins of
Society," caused a great sensation at the
time of its publication, because of its
pregnant denunciation of modernity with,
its cluster ot-vices. and he has Just com
pleted a new book; "Socialism from the
Christian Standpoint. He says he
against socialism, but In sympathy with
the Socialist, and grateful to the Social
ists for revealing the social sores that
were bidden away from all but its vic
"But," ho said to-day, in talking of his
new book. "I do not believe In the So
cialistic cure-ail lor the woes from which
the organism is suffering. Social refor
mation Is needed, and if society Is-to
hold its place, the wrongs of the Indus
trial classes mutt be either mended or
JIM PLYNN A BENEDICT.
Los Angeles, CaL. Dec L Jim Plynn.
heavy-weight boxer, sprung a big sur
prise on his Los Angeles friends to-d&v
by announcing that be had been married
to Miss Fannie Vedder. dancing star of
the Columbia Burlesque Company, on
We were married in Hoboken. my
birthplace." said the fighter. "1 met
I Miss Vedder over ayear ago in 'Boston..
where we both were Playing a theatrical I
date." She Is butiwenty-Xour years old.
WHY NOT WRITE
RUNS INTO AUTO
Twelve-year-old Joseph Regan
Badly Hurt While Romp
ing in Street.
Fleeing from lits brother In a game
of "tag." Joseph Regan, twelve years
old, an orphan, who lives with his sis
ter and aunt at 411 Sixth Street South
nest, ran into a heavy touring car last
night and was so badlj crushed he may
be crippled for life.
William H Lelmbach, a grocer, of
607 Sixth Street Southwest, stopped the
car Just after it struck the boy. picked
up the lad, and made a quick run to
Providence Hospital. The grocer de
livered the little patient into the care
of nurses with a request that no ex
pense be spared in attending the lad.
Re-entering his touring car, Lelmbach
drove to the Fourth Precinct Station,
where he reported the accident to the
police His explanation of the mishap
was later verified by a number of wit'
nesses. who agreed that the accident
nan not duo to the autolst. Witnesses
said the lad ran Into the machine.
The child was playing with several
companions at Sixth and School Streets
as the touring car, driven by Lelmbach
accompanied by his wife and two daugh
ters, was passing. The car was going
north In Sixth Street at slova speed.
Mrs. Lelmbach saw the children play
ing, and sounded the horn four times.
Joseph Regan evidently did not hear the
auto horn, for he Jumepd over the curb
ing and started across the street, with
his brother a few feet behind. Half way
across the street the child ran Into the
front of the auto and was knocked down
Mrs. Lelmbach and her daughters left
the machine and walked home as Lelm
bach started for the hospital with the
Physicians found that the child's left
hip had been badly fractured. It Is
feared he also sustained internal in
juries He probably will recover.
GEN. MILES SEES
NO WAR CLOUDS
Retired Head of Army Says
United States is Too Pow
erful to Be Attacked.
Boston. Dec 1 Uninterrupted peace
for the United States as far as one may
look into the future 1s the vision of
Lieut Gen. Nelson A. Miles, retired
commander-in-chief of the United States
army. Gen. Miles is now at his- farm in
That recent proposed changes in the
militia organization, with regard to re
organizing It Into tactical divisions,
thereby securing greater efficiency in
time of war, has any immediate war
like significance. Is not believed by Gen.
Miles. He holds that this nation is far
too powerful to be lightly molested by
any other nation At the Bame time, he
urges an adequate military establish
ment and a state of preparedness as the
best guarantee of peace.
But compulsory military service is In
his opinion wrong. "The United States
must not be Germanized." he says. "The
strength of our standing army should be
one soldier to each MOO Inhabitants, and
this ratio should bo recommended to the
So far asithe world's peace 4s con.
cemed. Gen. Miles does not believe the
completion o the Panama Canal will
ftfTeCt It rmt fnm ft... TTnlfa.! Ctat.. -
loa control e ... .i .r,u v. .
THIS INTO THE POSTAL LAWS, TOO?
Will Resort to
Prize Ring for
Bible Study Funds
New York. Dec L A. J. Drexel Blddle,
millionaire Philadelphia society leader
and amateur heavy-weight boxer. Is con
templating spreading his Bible classes to
New York City.
Ft Wiv at flnnyrlne il "mTMnfnf. Mr.
I Blddle proposes to hold one of his fa
mous combined boxing and musical eny
lertainmenis, i wnicn ne win dox nrsc
with Charles Delmores. the well-known
French tenor, of the Philadelphia
Chicago Opera Company, who is also an
expert with the gloves. Both men weigh
close to 10 pounds, and are always in
the pink of condition
"Philadelphia Jack" O Bricn. erstwhile
aspirant for the professional hrav
welght championship, and Mr. Blddle s
sparring partner, will take up where Del
mores leaves oft. Several other bouts
are to be staged
By wa of variet) Mr. Blddle and Mr.
Delmores will sing Several other singers
will be engaged .'or the occasion. Just
who they are Is not yet known, but it
is said that they will be recruited from
the Philadelphia-Chicago Opera Com
According to present plans, the affair
will be held at either the Hotel Astor or
the Waldorf. The date is likewise held
Mme. Bernhardt Gets Rousing
Welcome When She Lands
in New York.
New York. Dec L Mme Sarah Bern
hardt, the famous tragedienne, and her
company of twenty-five arrived to-day
on La Savole, and are to-night rushing
over the country In a special train bound
for Chicago, where the great actress
opens her first American season in
vaudeville to-morrow afternoon.
The "Divine Sarah," looking not a day
older than ' on her previous farewell
tours, which run back some years, an
nounced that this was not a farewell
tour, and this was taken by many to
mean that It should properly be termed
a post-farewell visit. The actress was
welcomed on the pier by about 300 of
her countrymen, who cheered wildly as
she descended the gangplank, leaning
on the arms of Capt, Tourette. of the
Savole, and Louis Tellengen. madames
leading man. Several of her friends, in
cluding one man who rushed up and
kissed her. were there to greet Mme.
Bernhardt, who exclaimed In French:
"Oh, I am bo happy to be back once
The tragedienne was "piped ashore" in
true nautical style. The sailors lined
up on the deck of La Savole. and as
Mme. Bernhardt went down the gang
plank gave three rousing cheers., She
waved her hand and smiled in reply.
Mme. Bernhardt stood the voyage well,
although there was considerable rough
weather on Thursday, when La Savole
passed through what the sailors termed
Mme. Bernhardt wore a yellow doe
skin coat, three-quarters length, trimmed
with brown fur, a brown hat to match,
and brown featln shoes. She carried a
huge bouquet of chrysanthemums and
juueniwi ueauiy roses, -n uu vvk
"I am delighted to bo back in America
again, and t want jou to say for me
that this is not a farewell lour., Now,
I know you are going to esk me bow
old I am," she added. "Well. I am
The Bernhardt special left at 12 p.
Jn., over the New Tork Central.
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NAVY TEAM GETS
Victorious Gridiron Warriors
- Lionized Upon Their Re
turn to Annapolis.
SprcUI to Tlw Vtaslumtoa BcnVL
Annapolis. Md, Dec 1 A demonstra
tion such as has not been attempted in
years marked the reception given the
victorious Xavy football team and squad
upon Its return from Philadelphia to
night. They were welcomed in a blaze
of light, fanfare of music, and a torch
light procession. In which brooms served
ns the torchlights, the who'c celebration
culminating in a huge bonfire on the
terrace Immcdiatclv In front of the main
entrance to Bancroft Hall, the midship
The authorities granted .permission for
the regiment of midshipmen to come into
the citv and meet the returning war
riors at the fahort Line Railway station,
but. on account of the Sabbath, the stu
dents were not permitted to let them
selves out while in the cit) As the train
pulled into the station, each of the foot
ball men was grabbed by half a dozen
or more of his fellows and borne aloft
on their shoulders to busses In waiting
outside the station Inclosure
"Babe" Brown, the big right guard,
who kicked the two field, goals In Satur
day's great struggle, was fairly lionized
by the enthusiastic middies. The mid
shipmen bad detached the horses from
the vehicles in the meantime, and once
the warriors were placed therein, squads
of the midshipmen drew them to the
Academy ground'. A unique feature of
the procession was "BUIv," a big goat,
the Navy mascot, and the "Army" mule
The students procured an old mule
from a local livery, hitched hlin to a
cart In which "BUIj had been placed
and drew the goat to the Academy. The
team was anven Dy Midshipman Will
iam Cochran, who led "Billy" In leash
at Saturday's game, and it headed the
line of march. The mule was bedecked
in a blanket of black, gold, and gray.
the Army colors, that Wfl wnrn ri
the real Army-mascot at the game. How
the middles came into possession of the
blanket, it Is said, was the result of
net made by "B Uv" with the mu)c
Each agreed to surrender his hlanket
on tne outcome of the came.
ine captain of next rear's tram will
not be elected for severer .iv. and.
wooes wm still be eligible, as he
noes noi graduate until 1914. It is under
stood that the honor will be bestowed
upon eitner Brown or Gilchrist, who
uave piayea on the team for three years
Indications point to the selection of
Brown. Only one man will be lost to
the team by graduation next June. That
wm ne jimmy nail. left tackle.
DOGS PBIKCTPAL BAGGAGE.
5In. Brmmtirr TaLea Sixty-three
. Prise Wiener to Los Ancrlri.
Los Angeles. CaL. VM I -Sixty-three
aogs, an prizo winner M!wied the major
poruon or. tne baggage of lira. if. Bram
ber, the millionaire, dog fancier of At
lantic City, who arrived this morning to
locate permanently in Los Angeles. In
the party were, also one full-grown prize
mare, eight bundles of golf sticks, fivo
nags ot tennis equipment, a caso of
photographic outfits, a. medicine case or
' na oiner necessaries. It cost Mrs.
Bramber the major portion of tl.000 to
,000 to en
. eiELess ana rassage charges
route. The dogs cam thmiih ii.
t jt ,Blulru eareruuy-' tjig consplcu
HEAVY ST0BM REP0B1
.new xorK, .Dec. I A heavy J&torm Is
raging in the North Atlantic ficean. It
has resulted in atl the tras-Atlantlc
steamers- being from twentyour to forty-eight
hours late in arriving h.r. Th.
storm region Is to the nniVh r ?.
foendiaad, between loagUitde and 3d
DEMOCRATS TO .
OF E. E. JORDAN
Strong Efforts to Be Made to
Prevent SelKtlon of Banker
as Inaugural Chairman.
SAY HE IS BULL MOOSE
Other Candidates Still in the Field.
Nothing to Be Done Until Wil
son's Return to America.
Appeal to President-elect Woodrow
Wilson to disregard the selection of
Eldridge E. Jordan, the Washington
banker slated for the Inaugural com
mittee chairmanship, by conferences of
authoritative Democrats held here and
in New York, probably will be made.
It was learned last night.
Allegations that Mr. Jordan not only
has not been closely affiliated with the
uemocratlc party, but even that he has
been a Bull Moose, have been frequent
ly made since It was made known that
his name had been submitted to President-elect
Wlson, and many Demo
crats are not pleased with the choice
offered for Mr. Wilson's Indorsement.
It was stated last night that Demo
crats of national influence would take
up with Mr. Wilson the question of
th selection of the inaugural com
mittee chairman, and urge upon him
consideration of men who were
possessed of the required ability and
the same time are more closely
and prominently allied with the mili
tant order of Democrats.
Dcclalon Held I. p.
Th- President-elect will not signify his
preference of sn Inaugural committee
chairman before his return to the United
States from Bermuda, one District Demo
crat stated last night He asserted confi
dently that no decision would be made
before December 1 at the eariiet. and
appoint the Inaugural committee chair
man by cable. this Democrat said, smll
L' g. but earnest.
Mr Jordan n friends have declared
without qualification that he Is a Demo
crat and that he has contributed liber-
all) to the party's campaign funds. He
was a. member of Roosevelt s Rough Rid
ers and has been a clone friend of the
colonel, but his friends deny that he is
affiliated with the colonel s partv
Jorrrn hhnvelf Was li NiV V k last
night. It was said at his residence.
Twentieth Street and Massachusetts
The other men who. up to the approval
given Mr Jordin after a conference Kri
daj. which was regarded as final, -were
considered as sharing cquallv with Mr
Jordan the chances of appointment to the
post which affords so much opportunity
for political and social Influence as well
as for making -sure that Washington
part as inaugural host will be we
plaved. would not talk last night about
the situation. William V. Cox and Rob
ert N. Harper, the candidates who, with
Mr. Jordan, have been last considered
maintained a taciturnitj that no Impor
tunities could overcome
Democrats Are Mlenl.
The announcement of Mr Jordan s se
lection, though authoritatively made, has
never had official recognition, and neither
Mr Cox. Mr Harper, or In the abenee
ot Mr. Jordan any friend of Mr Jordan
will talk about the chairmanship except
to own to the soft impeachment, alreadv
a matter of common knowledge, that each
of the three men named Is a cand date
That the opposition to Mr Jordan s
appointment may be carried far can eas
ily be comprehended when it is recalled
that members ot Congress and of the
Democratic National Ccmmlttee have
taken a very zealous interest, perhaps a
more lntene Interest than ever before.
In the selection of the next Inaugural
committee s chairman. If the matter is
taken into an actual contest with Mr.
Wilson himself as the arbiter, there may
be so bitter a competition that the Pres
ident-elect will go outside of The three
men now mot advanced for the favor
and select a "dark horse."
No word from either Gov. Wilson or
WlllUm F McCorabs, Democratic na
tional committeeman, as to the choice of
the Inaugural committee chairman was
received last night. Outwardly at least
the case is unchanged. The men con
cerned are not talking. Telegraph wires
have borne mystic magic messages to
far parts of the country, and lengthier
letters are on their way to Important per
sons In their several homes, and there
are to be conferences, the gist of the talk
last night was. To what purpose this
correspondence was established, none
"Walt," said everybody.
TO WED CINCINNATI
MAN IN BAITTMOBE
Baltimore, Md , Dec 1 Mrs Herman
B Duryea. wife of the New York club
man and rase horse owner, arrived in the
city to-night In company with her sister,
Mrs. Edward Sanford to make arrange
ments for the wedding of her cousin.
Miss Isabcllc Martin, or Washington, D.
C and Mr Clifford Lewis, of Cincinnati.
The wedding, which will be a small one.
will take place at the Stafford Hotel
Wednesday evening, and will bo followed
bj a dinner
WHI NOT PAY PINE.
Soclallxt Mnjor Declares He Will
Go-to Jnll First.
Philadelphia. Dec 1 George R. J-unn.
the Socialist .Mayor Of Schenectady, who
was arrested at Little Falls. N. Y.. and
sentenced to pay a fine or go to Jail
obstructing the highway to make an
address: told a crowded audience it the
Broad Street Theater here to-night that
would never pay I cent to any trets-
ury, simply because he had seen fit to
"I was quoting from the. Gettysburg
speech of the martyred President, and
that alone should have entitled me to
protection in any American Common
wealth," Lunn said. "I am going to
Little Falls to-morraw and. appear be
fore the justice who- sentenced "me. I
don t care a d what lie sais. I'll ro
o jaii. saum-x. say mat flnt;i
thai' befo"rV "tta decision 'was announced" Jt
Mr "Wilson would be acquainted Ith 5S. ?," c.l?1?p,el n, hot h, 1 an " nd Y '
the whole situation In the Di-tricU r.h '" ,e e"'1I1,a21nR "iST" lni "J"
"You need not nrm-t Ooi vnm ,,st,u6Sle while III prepared. In order to
.nSnt .lES2Tll. W.' Twke, "catena
YET SIGNED BY
Delay Said to Be Dm to Kor-
arrival of ftyrisMta-
tives of Allies.
OUTLOOK FOR. PEACE GOOD
Aosfro-Seman Question Proves Dis
turbing Factor in Course
Constantinople. Dec 1. It was an
nounced this evening that the signing of
the armistice hss been postponed until
Tuesday, in order to give the represent
atives of the allies time to reach the
city. It is not believed, however, that
there will be any further delay. The
full terms of the protocol have not been
made public pending the final signing of
the armistice a gi cement.
Dove of Peace
London, Dec. 1 While the announce
ment of the postponement of the signing
cf the two-week armistice at Constanti
nople comes as a surprise. It Is generally
believed that the outlook for peace is still
Despite the tenacity with which the
Turkish representatives at Bagtche have
Insisted on the retention of bcutarl and
Aorianople as Turkish territory, there
can be but little doubt that both sides win
welcome a cessation of hostilities on an
honorable. basis. Turkej, not vet recov
ered from the struggle with Italv for the
condition, find themselves In no condition
to continue the struggle with the dash
tl-ej displayed at the outset. And just
mw this dash is doubly needful, because
ot the enforced concentration of the
Ikrkish forces at three points Scutari,
Adrianople. and Tchatalja
Servla finds herself forced to call out
all reserves to guard the capital against
porelble attack by Austria Montenegro
rLshed Into the field without eltwr
proper comriViary or hospital equip
ment and has apparently alrrost exhaust
ed her strength in the seemingly futl'e
effort to reduce the Turkish stronghold
-t Scutari. Bulgaria would seem to be In
'hnilar plight, as the failure to press th
fighting at Tihatalja when the Turks
showed signs of weakening can hardl)
be attributed to any other cause.
nothcr DlatnrMnsr frnctor.
The Antro-Servlan question alone ap
pears to be a disturbing factor It is
reported In London that Servla is now
ready to give up Durazzo. the port re
cently o cupied by King Peter's men.
in return, it is understood for another
port on the Adriatic, and this Austria
Is quit- 'Ikely to consent to
Although nothing has come to light as
to the terms or the armistice which
has been arranged between Turkey and
the Balkan states. It Is said, on good
authority, that Bulgaria has Withdrawn
her demand for the surrender of Adrian
ople. Nothing has leaked out as to the
exact demarcation of territory that will
appear on the new maps after the peace
treaty shall have been signed.
The Turkish cabinet, as announced last
night, has already approved the protocol
of the armistice, and sn Irade has been
issued In Constantinople sanctioning It.
Meanwhile the men of both sides are
resting on their arms.
The movement, which had its Incep
tion in England. looking to the establish
Continued on Pnge Three.
GOY. DIX DEFEHDS
Executive Declares Evidence Show
ed Accused Attorney to
Be Innocent. .
New York. Dee. L Replying to tba
storm of criticism leveled at him for
pardoning Albert T. Patrick, convicted
of the murder of Millionaire WMlam
Marsh Rice, without going through the
formality who had brought about tha
ex-laws ers conviction. Gov. John A.
Dix to-night stated that he believed Pat
rick was innocent.
"les. I pardoned Patrick and I see
no reason for regretting It. ' raid the
Governor. "Jn face of the criticism that
has tome up, I say that I was justified
In taking the action I did.
"To mv mind there is sufficient rea
son tc believe that Patrick is Innocent.
The evidence brought out at the trial
was conflicting On the side of the de
fense it was brought out that Rice died.
not from th administration of chloro
form, but from natural causes. I read
the mass of testimony carefully. It waa
from embalmers and physicians, who
swore that tho condition of Rice's lungs,
which the State maintained was caused
by chloroform poisoning, was actually
produced after death by the embalming
"Five thousand embalmers sent me a
petition subscribing to the contention that
the embalming influence waa responsible
for the congested condition of the lungs
I considered also the minority report ot
the thre j?f its'of the Court ot Appeals,
who maintained that Patrick's guilt had
not been proven."
The Governor said ha was opposed to
capital punishment, and favored a cor
rective, rather than a penallsm in dealing
with criminals- He also said he favored
the creation of A pardoning board for the
State, saying that the responsibility ot
pardoning should not b .placed upon ont
Patrick kept himself In seclusion to-
dar. Jiavlng- evidently dclded to follow
tbs advice of his brother-in-law. John
T, MUllken, of St. Ixmls, who told him
to keep quiet and drop th contest h
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