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WIDOW PLEADS FOR L!FE OF BANDIT WHO ' KILLED HER HU5BAND Mrs. Horace Montague, wifeof the victim of highway robber and mur derer, Ralph Fariss, who, as4ohn Bostick, held up a Southern Pacific train: on which Montague was riding-and-shot him to death. The two baby girls are shown also. Los Angeles, Cal., March 25. Unique in criminal history asthe first wife to make an official- plea .for the life of the slayer of her husband, Mrs. H. B. Montague of this city has recently sent to Gov. Johnson of Cal ifornia a letter in which she aks that the life of Ralph Fariss, murderer of her husband, be spared. "It is not that I am making a plea for this man' Fariss," she says, "but that I am asking mercy, and justice, as -1 see it, for every Fariss in the world. "I want the slayer of my husband saved from the gallows. The taking of his lif e cannot restore my husband to me. "The taking of life by the state cannot justify murder by an individ ual; a second life cannot bring back the first " "I do . not believe in capital pun ishment under any circumstances. I did not" believe in it before my hus-