Document 3B: "Kate Richards O'Hare Takes Stand In Her Own Defense," St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 7 December 1917.
KATE RICHARDS O'HARE TAKES
STAND IN HER OWN DEFENSE
St. Louis Socialist on Trial in North
Dakota for Alleged Seditious
BISMARCK, N.D., Dec 7.--Kate Richards O'Hare, St. Louis Socialist and author, yesterday took the stand in her own defense in the United States District Court here, where she is on trial charged with seditious utterances.
Mrs. O'Hare denied that she had at any time opposed war measures, liberty loans, Red Cross or Y.M.C.A. campaigns. She also refuted the testimony of witnesses for the State who declared that she had referred to President Wilson as "Old Patience who has come down off his pedestal."
She admitted having been in communication with German Socialists before the declaration of war with Germany, but said she had not communicated with them since. Mrs. O'Hare declared she believed in democracy, and while she could not admit that the present war was a war for democracy, she believed democracy would grow out of it.
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