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chance in life. And I pray for you,
too, because you have been so- goo
"I wonder and wonder what the
jury will do to me. If they will find
me guilty and if I wHl be sent to
Joliet. Oh, what agony I -go through.
The lonesomeness and this solitary
confinement almost kill me.
"But it is teaching me to see the
good side of life. I can appreciate
freedom if I ever get it. I wonder
how long I will stay here before I am
indicted. Some fellows have been
here 90 days. When my trial comes
up, will you be there?
"Oh, I wish that I could get out on
parole to you. I would go to vwork,
stay off the streets and make a good
man of myself. Please let me know
what you think will be done to me or
what you think will become of me.
"I feel like a little boy. I cry some
times when I get thinking of my fa
ther and mother and, of my sister. I
lost one of my dearest and best
friends wb.en she died.,
"EveTy letter and visit I get makes
me sohappy. It makes me so glad to
hear or see some friends. How is the
weather outside? Is it warm, now?
"I never will cease to remember
your kindnesses, never. The books
you brought me are very nice and I
can read and keep my mind on the
stories. If I ever have a chance I
would do anything I could for you.
It takes soine one to go through what
I have to understand.
"I will be glad when I see you with
my own eyes next Friday. Why
wouldn't they let you see me Tues
day? They took me out of the old
jail and put me in the new jail, but
still it is miserable.
"I know and feel I will get a chance
when my trial comes, so I want to
thank you from the bottom of my
heart and some day I will repay you.
Hope I will see you soon and thank
you for the books and the nice food."
The little woman who gave me the
letters will follow the case to the end,
,but the law moves relentlessly on;
considering not eyen the temptation "
of hunger, but .only the crime, and
that is the thing boys forget when
they are tempted,
WILSON TO CONSIDER APPEAL
IN IRONWORKERS' INTEREST
Elijah N. Zoline, attorney for the
convicted ironworkers, yesterday ap
pealed to President Wilson to pardon
the men. He submitted documentary
evidence to prove that the men were
not given a fair bearing in the sensa
tional dynamite trial at Indianapolis.
At the end of Attorney Zoline's
speech the president promised to give
the appeal earnest,. thought.
Zoline was accompanied by Sena
tors Lewis of Illinois and Lane of
Oregon and Reps. Gallagher, Gor
man, Graham, O'Hair and Buchanan,
of Illinois, Nolan of California, Kit-tefier-and
Crosser of Ohio.
In asking the pardons Attorney Zc
line said that the men had been con
victed after an unfair trial. He in
sisted that the record showed that
Judge Anderson permitted much mat-,
ter to go before the jury which should
have been ruled out and that he also
gave District Attorney Miller an un
warranted latitude in presenting his
The president then promised that
the Department of Justice would
make a careful investigation and that
he would consider the application on
Zoline explained that inasmuch as
the United States-Supreme Court has
confirmed the; conviction there would
be no way of the accused men re
maining out of prison while their
cases were being considered unless
the attorney general applies to the
federal circuit court at Chicago to
stay the original mandate.. He asked"
that the president direct this be done,"
but the president made no promise.
Many a man is on such good terms
with himself that he hasn't time to'
ber pleasant to anyone else
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