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Power to pardon rests with His Majesty's Home Secretary, at present the Rt. Hon. John Robert Clynes, onetime worker in a cotton mill. One night last week he sat up late, thought about one Olive Catherine Wise. She had put a baby (hers) in an oven (cold) and turned on the gas. She had been sentenced to hang. Were there extenuating circumstances?

Miss Wise, before she went to prison, chopped wood, peddled it in the streets. Thus she earned enough to feed her four children. When she found that a fifth was imminent, Miss Wise...

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