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band's death, .and I do not believe in
"I believe in the law of love. If the
teachings of Jesus Christ and Him
crucified mean anything, they mean
love and forgiveness for the sins of
"Crime is a sickness, and hanging
a criminal never will stop it. We as
a human family must seek to under
stand causes and cure the sickness.
'"Thou shalt not kill.' That ex
pression should mean the same to the
state that it means to the individual.
"I am asking the governor of the
great state of California to pardon
Ralph Fariss inthe name of the
great human family of which we are
all a part, because I do not want the
life of any human being in payment
for the life of my husband.
"I forgive the erring soul-sick boy
who crossed my path in a moment of
mental agony and moral cowardice;
I ask the community also to forgive
him and instead of taking his life, to
treat him as one who is morally sick.
"In the name of a common broth
erhood and sisterhood of men and
women, in the cause of civilization,
in the name of universal love, I ask
Fariss is the man who three
months ago robbed a Southern Pa
cific train, shooting and killing Hor
ace Montague, an official of the road,
who had been in the employ of-that
company for 20 years. It was loyalty
to the interests of the company that
prompted Montague to resist the at
tacks of the desperate boy bandit.
Montague is survived by hiswife and
two baby daughters. Fariss, con
demned to death, is waiting in his cell
in San Quentin, Cal.
' o o '
Members of the army of unem
ployed, washing their single suits of
clothes in rivulets through their camp
near Sacramento, are throwing resi
dents of fashionable neighborhood in
to a panic. Well, they can't stay in
bed and send their laundry out.
SURGICAL OPERATION OPENS
Columbus, O. A surgical opera
tion, removing the pressure of bone
upon the brain, opened the doors of
the penitentiary for Edward McGrew.
He was serving a life sentence for
killing his wife. The tragedy occurred
in 1909 .-after McGrew had been in
jured in a railroad accident. The state
saw only the crime and took no note
of the change that had turned Mc
Grew from a kind and loving husband
to a morose and sanguinary man aft
er the accident Gov. Cor, in pardon
ing him, declared that the operatiom
had changed him back to his honnab
condition of sanity.
THEN SHE KNOWS
Mr. Gnaggs A woman doesn't1
realize the difficulties" that best the
Mrs. Gnaggs No, . not -until she
Newspaper pictures of that fellow
Mary Garden is billed to marry give,
him such a hungry look that we
guess he'll have his head in the plat
ter, without any.kind "Salome" busi
ness to help him.