Clipped From Harrisburg Telegraph
pardon. An application h - Joaeph L. Ma Aleer. a Philadelphia attorney, for commutation of the death aentence of James Priest, convicted of kill Ing hla wife after ahe deaerted him laat year, came to a audden end when lettera urging clemency were aubmitted to the board from Judge Joaeph U McCullen, the trial Judge. and by Judges Stern and Ferguson. Mr. McAJeer had barelly made hla opening statement when Lieutenant - Governor Edward E. Beldleman. re marking that the Judaea had Joined in tne letter, said there were siml lar letters from eight Jurors, and that the family of the murdered woman also favored commutation.