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T PRISON REFORM REFOR1lContinuation REFORllContinuktlon REFORMContinuation
Continuation of My Reply to tothe tothe tothe
the Board of Pardons PardonsTEARING PardonsTEARING PardonsTEARING
Ami DofyliiK the Production ofn or n Hln Slugbo HlnKlo
Klo 10 AVItiiefw > l to Testify TeIIur Again Agalnet My MyCharacter MyCharacterNames Iy IyhnrncI8r
Character CharacterNames Xrtinen amell Mentioned of ofThose ofThose ofThose
Those Alleged lIrod to He Itlnoktnnllcil Itlnoktnnllcilnnil UlllckmnilellRIIII Hlnoktnnlledand
nnil MY h Oflor to tho OoVornor Govornor of oftho oftho ofthe
tho Slate SIIIteThe The Damnable Conpiral Conspira Conspirators CmlHplrltors ¬
l torsSlink tors Slink to Cover Iloforo I the lie helclI helclIof Ten Tenof Pcnof
of a Slincklcd Si nokted Convlot ConvlotWhile COIIlotWhile ConvlolWhile
While on onlhl tills subject of blackmail I dc dcire lielIire deMire
lIire Mire ire to elate tate that Mr Ir Koons paragraph In Inthe IIIthe lathe
the first optn charge of blackmail ever nerallcged everalleged ver veralleged
alleged against the CapUaU Capital Cll itd or Hi It editor editorThe edllorThe editorThe
The Ohio Stale Journal ONIHfll admitted to it itcolumn ItcolumllR itcolumnN
column a card from from a apublic public official Rngl Rnglneer llngincer Englneer
neer Maeteel who WM being criticiitd by bythe bythe bythe
the Capital Ca ital in which hlch the statement was wasmade wuwade wasmade
made that thlltagentemn a gentleman Richard J Panning Panninghail Ilanulng111ul Ianoinghad
hail informed him if he paid Klllott 100 100the 100the ioothe
the criticisms would ceate ceateI ce cease ceaseI
I promptly rued ued both the writer or the thecard thecard thecard
card and the Stale Journal for libel The TheVnf TheJ7nlr fheSllltr
Vnf luurnal uurnal presumably after a thorough thoroughinvcHiigation thorOjlghille thoropghinvestigation
investigation ille ligation of lilY record through ill it at attorney attorney attorney ¬
torney Hon Geo K Nash made overture overturefor overtllreafor overturefor
for a settlement My ly attorney Uoney Gen GCMThomas GenIhollla GenTsioutas
Thomas E It Powell demanded and lld securedample secured securedample Hcuredample
ample apology in the Journal t editorial editorialcolumns editorial01I1nllls editorindculuntni
columns < the coins cot of the ease and nd his hi fee feeI CeeI feeI
I refused to name or lake talk any I1Y sum sumThis amThis sumThis
This was the only open charge of ofblackmail oCblackmail ofblackmail
blackmail by innuendo which ever evrappered evrapperedagaill appeared appearedagainot appearedagainst
against agaill t myself or paper in a responsible responsiblesheet re reponalbiesheet ponalbl ponalblheet
sheet heet or by a responsible party part Mr Rich Richard Richard Richand ¬
ard J Vanning was not connected with my mypaper m mpaper mypaper
paper that time or at any an other time timeMr tlllieIr thereMr
Mr Ir Fanning Fanllln was not authorised to make makeany slakeany ke keany
any such offer Mr Richard J Panning at atthat atthai atthat
that period and since had tire honor of ofbeing ofbelllg ofbeing
being a 1 personal enemy and not on peak speaking peakillliC peaking ¬
ing term with the its editor of the Capital CapitalSo Ca Cap ilal ilalSo lid lidSo
So much for the representatives Of f hi hipaper hll hllpaper hipaper
paper who named a price etc etcI etcI
I offered during Colonel Murphy llIrphya in incumbency Inuntbellcy Incumbemcy
cumbency < as chief of police a standing re reward reo reoward reward ¬
ward of from aoo for the arrest of any person personmisrepresenting personwierepreentiug raon raonmioreprnenlug
misrepresenting the Capital and nd soliciting solicitingfavors lIolicitllllfaora solicitingfavors
favors or money DIone or values of any kind from frompublic Cronlpublic frompublic
public or private person for the advocacy advocacyor
or silence of the Capital Ca ilal and I Micceeded Micceededin
in landing one of f those tllO e unspeakable filthy filthywretches filthywrrlcbes fihlsywretches
wretches who was subsequently inade inadequately Inadequately madequately ¬
quately punished Ullihed in in I police court courtThe courlThe courtThe
The criminal the fast and the shady shadycharacters shadycharacters hadycharacters
characters of Columbus dreaded the Capi Capital Ca Captsal i ital ¬
tal and they had good cause but the virtuoul vir virtuous virIlIou ¬
tuous women and the honest men of the thecity tbecity thecity
city testify by letter Ie Iter and petition in my be behalf bebalr behalf ¬
half and demonstrate the fact that I did didvalue didvalue didvalue
value the tltereputation reputation of others and that I Idid 1did Idid
did manifest a regard for their tenderest tenderettsensibilities tenderestsenibilillu tenderestseneibilitlee
sensibilities sensibilitiesMr
Mr ttr Ir Kooni being amply responsible responsibleescape responllblencape responsibleescape
escape criminal and civil elvi prosecution for forhis rorhis forbit
his printed utterances simply because I am ama ama ama
a convict But no man dared when I was waspeer waaer waspeer
peer er and citicen to charge me with dis dishonor dishonor di dihonor ¬
honor No responsible newspaper and no nocitizen 110cilizen nocitizen
citizen above the rank of guttersnipe guttersnipecould guttraplpecould gullr tnipe tnipecould
could use with impunity the language litre litrequoted herequoted litrequoted
quoted from Mr Ir Koons pamphlet pamphl t against againstthe splntthe againstthe
the Capital Ca ilaJ or its editor In concluding concludingmy
my remarks on this tbl infamous charge I most mostrespectfully moltrespectfu1ly mostrespectfully
respectfully offer otferyour your Excellency Rxcellencyasigned Rxcellencyasignedagreement a signed signedagreement Irnedagreement
agreement that I will not ask nor accept a apardon ai apardon
i pardon if after a fair investigation I amcon amconvicted anuonicted aniconvited
victed icted of ever attempting to blackmail blalknlalllllan blalknlalllllanor bla kmsil man manor manor
or woman or of maliciously mallei mallcioulynd Dual and falsely falarl aswiling as assailing aaailing ¬
sailing the reputation of man or woman by byvoice byoit byvoice
voice oit or pen My only condition is I that the thedeciliters theaccueers
I deciliters ccIIer shall hall come from cover and face me mebefore lIIebefore neebefore
before any committee of reputable citizen citiaetiswhom cltlenwbolll citizenwhom
whom your our Excellency may name Includ inelading Including Incilldjng ¬
jng ing Mr Koons and colleagues and that the theame theame theutne
ame facilities be afforded me for defense defenseor
or refutation as a awould wouldbe WOII be accorded any attycitl attycitldeli ny citi citizen clllell ¬
zen ell accused of crime crimeMr crimeIr crimeMr
Mr Ir Kouns in reply to my III petitions titlonl and stidtouching I1ldlouchhlgthe andtouclingthe
touching louchhlgthe the loss 10 of my eye at the hands of ofconvict ofcOllvicl ofconvict
convict Varney sympathetically say saySince says says5incebi Y YSince
Since 5incebi hi hia tarty uiy incarceration heist he h been beenassaulted beenassaulled beenaseculted
assaulted by another prisoner and nearly nearlyblinded nearlyblinded nearlyblinded
blinded by vitrol vitrolthrown thrown into hia hi hiaeyes eyes yel It Ilia Iliacontended Itiacontended is isof
contended that the state owes him the duty dutyof 1ut 1utof
of protection and not having protected him himthe bltuthe himthe
the injury he has Ira sustained through its Itallcg Itallcglect it ticg ticgIcct neglect
lect should be taken takelllllio into accountandpaesed accountandpaesedto aecountand passed passedto
to his hi credit in meting out his punishment punishmentTo punl1nnenVTo
To which contention of my friend Mr MrKoons IIlrKoon8 MrKoons
Koons humanely humanel sty styTo saya sayaTo lIyaTo
To this thi it may maybe be answered that the state stateJoes staledoes Iate Iatedoe
does doe not undertake to guarantee the safety safetyof ssfetyof fly flyuC
of prisoners but only assume to do the thebest tilebe1 thebest
best it can by them leaving each ach ont on to his hisown 11111own hisown
own faculties in taking care of liiiustlf liiiustlfEvery 11 1dme1Lifver I l1Ia 1f 1fRver
Every Rver year a great many prisoner prisonersare are in injured Injured injured ¬
jured either by accident or assault and nd yet yetthe ytIhe yetthe
the stale lale never undertakes to couipensatesuch compensate compensatesuch compenaaluch
such uch Injuries InjuriesMr InjurielMr injuriesMr
Mr Kooni Roonllhen then proceeds procee I by innuendo to toconvey loconvcy toconvey
convey the impression illlpre llon that the Injury I re received reo reoctived redived ¬
dived was my own fault Here is I the thewitty tbewiltyand thewitty
witty wiltyand and dignified manner In which Mr MrKoona MrKoon MrKoona
Koona dispose of the matter matterGoing mllIerGoing matterGoing
Going tothe to the penitentiary penltentisrymaybe maybe may be classed classedas clawedaean
aean as an extremely hasardous employment employmentand
and those who do not wish to chance it can anprotect canprotect canprotect
protect themselves by staying away Many Manyprisoner lIIanypriollerJ Manyprisoners
prisoner have spent epenthalf half a alife life time In pris prison prlson pri prion ¬
on without difficulty of any kind and Klliott Klliotthad 8111011had K1liolthad
had the same chance that they had to avoid avoidtrouble avoidtrouble avoidtrouble
trouble hut In this as in redressing his hisgrievances bl blKrievancra higrievances
grievances he took his own courseIf course courseIf collrHIf
If your Excellency has been beellill in doubt as astothe allto atto
to tothe the prejudice of Mr Koons the paragraph paragraphjuit paragraphjUlt paragraphsjust
just quoted will I am sure ure dispel dl pel that thatdoubt thatdoubl thatdoubt
doubt aid a l110ur jour high breeding honorable honorableantecedents 1I0110rabieanlecedenla honorableantecedents
antecedents and humane acts acl will give me meand Illeand meend
and uiy kindred the benefit of the follow following Coli following ow owin ¬
ing in ing expose exposeThere exposeThere exposeThere
There was filed with Mr Koons and eachmember each eachmember eachmember
member of the Honorable Board of Pardons Pardonsa ardon ardona
a copy of apamphleti a pamphlet In n which among other otherthings olherthilltes otherwhinge
things set forth was WI the manner in which I Ilost I10t Ilost
lost my eye ey This statement was w sup supported pupported liP liPporled ¬
ported by the affidavit of the prison officers officersand officeraand officersand
and prison foremen cltiseni lelllln acquaintedwith acquainted acquaintedwith IIcqulntedwilh
with the fact The statement in brief briefu briefuto was wssto wasto
to the effect that I discovered a plot to toescape toncape toescape
escape led by Varney the diamond thief thiefand thlfan1 thiefand
and companions I exposed the plot and andthe andthe amdthe
the men were detected through my timely tlnulyexposure timelyexpOlure timelyexposure
exposure Deputy Warden Porter My asysin asysinhis ya in inhi Inhi
hi his statement statementWere statementWere talementWere
Were it not for the timely exposure of ofElliott ofHlllolt ofEliioltthe
Elliott Eliioltthe the most desperate criminal ever everconfined evrcon everconfined
confined con filled herewould here her would have ha escaped escapedFor escapedNor ped pedPor
For this as punishment I WM struck struckfrom struckfrom truckCrom
from behind early In the morning of June
14 4 1893 aa al I Will proceeding to work by byconvict bycollvict byconvict
convict Varney The blow cut a gash h in inthe Inthe Inthe
the back of my III head requiring reqlllrlnlnin nine stitches MitctmWhile stitchesWhile Itch ItchWhi1e
While lying on the ground insettgjbie Inen IIIHItItIVar IIIHItItIVarl ib1t Var Varney Vart ¬
l ney deliberately poured pOll red over my head L sodface and andface Bndfce
face a abottle bottle fall follof of vitrol vtrol by which owe otI eye eyewa e ewa eyewa
wa wa entirely entlrel destroyed and the light of the theother tb tbother theother
other forever impaired Varney V lisped up
behind me pad d need d a II a welM weapon the tb large Iarwabra largebraes Urgabras
bra braes bras no nozzle le of the Ih prison hose bo
1 1I I
The Th paper proving the aaa assault lt and nd the thecause theOIIUIe thecause
cause of it supported pportd and nd corroborated by bythe byth bythe
th the affidavit Mdavilaoftheprkan of the prison oriel olloial and d theprison the theprison theprlo
prison foreman foremaocognizant cognisant of the fact recta are areon areon
on die with the other paper now la the thepossession thtOllon thepossession
possession Ollon of the Hon Beard of Pardons Pardonsaad PardonaIIId Pardonsad
aad I am sure ure you will not feel surprised surprisedthat surprisedthat urprldthat
that I am m requlrlactb requiring the return retuuof of the tb pipers pipersIn paperaIn papersin
In toy tat case Ie containing such ob Inbl invaluable doc docuMtttta doc111111111I docuaehte
uMtttta to me meThere IlIeTbere meThere
There are two point in Mr lr JtOOlUl Koou re report reo reopurt report ¬
port I desire delll to call your RxcelleBcy1 particular par partlcular partlcular
tlcular attention to via visHis viaIII viaIII
His III silence altogether on the seven en or orIght oreight oreight
eight Ight thousand 1I1011lIdold old soldier signature llnIII asking askingclemency aklll aklllolmency askingclemency
clemency for their maimed and udwondtd udwondtdcolllralle wounded woundedcomrade tyoundtclcomrade
comrade I leave nty record in the tll field fieldto fieldto
to speak for itself lt eIr but beg b toubmitand toubmitandreproduce to ubmlland ubmllandreproduce ubmlldreproduce
reproduce the tributes paid that are on onrecord unrecord onrecord
record by my captain and comrade and andwhich andqhicll nd ndwhich
which were returned by Mr Ir Koons as ashaving a abavlnll ashaving
having no bearing on tile care I 1uppo 1uppoThe suppose supposeThe supposeTheolherpoint
The Theolherpoint other otherpoillt point If yourltxoellencyplease yourltxoellencypleaseis your Excellency please pleasejs
js Mr Koons admission that I Host lost an aneve aneveor eve eveor eveor
or rather that I am nearly blind and his rulehnabllityto hisInability hisIII
hnabllityto III Inability ability to disprove that I lout it in defense defenseof delenseol defenseof
of society and in the service of the state stateMy statclIy staterMy
My reading and knowledge of those mat matters materl matlers ¬
ters erl enables ellbleune we to state tate that In every con eonviet convict conIct ¬
viet Ict prison the world over any prisoner prisonerrendering > rllIOner rieonerrendering rllIOnerrenderlllg
rendering a service to the state and to soclety so society toclelY ¬
ciety similar to the one for which Varneydisfigured Varney Varneydisfigured VrIleydlllgured
disfigured me would be re rewarded warded by pardonand pardon pardonand pardonalld
and restoration to liberty Even the stern sternMosaic sternUoaic IenllIOIIlc
Mosaic doctrine proyldesfor prollde for the freedom freedomof Creedalf
of f the servant or slave who loses MI eye at atthe atthe t tthe
the hands of oHhe the master masterMr materllr nustetMr
Mr Koons says saysA aay aaypart saysA
A part of the th jury signed a petition for forclemency rorclemency forclemency
clemency but the present prosecuting at attorney atlorney attorney ¬
torney strongly oppuoeIt opposes it and nothing 1 1produced la laproduced Isproduced
produced from the trial judge or prose prosecutor prOleclllor prosetutor ¬
cutor cutorMr tutorMr
clllorr Mr r Koons fails faU to Mention why more moreof moreor moreof
of the jury jur did not 10t sign al the petition tllon All AllIn Al Allthe
the In members 1bn of the jury Including ncludln the theforeman theCoremn theforeman
foreman whocouldbe who louldbe eouldbe reached or whose whoseaddresses whoHadru whoseaddresses
adru addresses wereknown werenown not only signed llied the thepe theI thePt
I pe p tition titol but wrote personal pflal letters leter to the theboard tbeI theboard
I board brd recommending rcmmendln my m pardon with two twoexceptions twoellcpllonH twoeiteeptionc
exceptions Mr Koons slso ao fails lal to state statewhy stalewhy talewhy
why one of these two exceptions tPllon refused to torecommend torecollliend torecommend
recommend recollliend me The juror letter leter was Wa read readto ra readto
to the board bard giving avlu his h reasons or rather the thecondltiona thecondiion theconditions
conditions condiion which would induce Indl him to sign signa ahrnptitlOl1
a petition ptitlOl1 in my nl behalf his hi conditions collona were weresimply wee weeRlmply weresimply
simply that a sum of money me should be paid paidhim paidhlm paidhim
him first by my III attorney atorney Hon Ho A J JGreene JGreelle JGreene
Greene Truly Trulya a nice sample mple of juror to totakeaway 10tk totake
takeaway tk take aWIY away a citizens citzen liberty lbrty for lifel lfer But Butthe Butthe ut utthe
the grievous injury done me m by such uch Jurors Jurorsyour JrorayOllr jurorsyour
your Excellency is I no greater rter nor no do I re regard reo reogard regard ¬
gard it ulna a alllonslrOI monstrous as the silence aUelc of Mr MrKoon IilrKoons Ir IrKon
Koon Kon on the subject and ald his hi attempt tempt to todestroy 10detry todestroy
for and in integrity Interlly integrity
destroy detry my reputation repllllion honesty ¬
tegrity terlly by voicing volcnr the malignant loalgnant invention inventionof Invntion Invntionor
of my personal enemies eneml in an official olclal deco document dou doument decoment ¬
ment ment without wihout giving gving me te a chance chanc to refute refutethe relutethe refutethe
the slander or know the slanderers whom whomhe whomlie whomhe
he designates as reliable relble cilisens cilisensThe eiln eilnThe citisenThe
The I did not not
present preHn prosecutor prclllor approve approvemy approvetoy
my pardon he also aia opposed oppNd my brother and andboasted andbosted andboasted
boasted bosted of his ability abity to convict him of the themurder thenlurder themurder
murder of Mr Hughes IUKh My brother brollie put puthim puthim
him 11 to the test and the jury jlry In less than titanhalf thanhalf thanhal
half hal an hour brought In a verdict of not notguilty notguilty notguilty
guilty guiltyThat guiltyThat guiltyThat
That the trial prosecutor proscutor or trial judge judgewrote jlldKewrote judgewrote
wrote no letters of protest rnteat although pre presumably preallmably presumably ¬
sumably more luor familiar famiiar with wlb the case cfe than thanthe Ihantbc thanthe
the present prosecutor proscutor Instead IlIltend of beingplaced being beingplaced beingplacd
placed placd to my 2 credit by Mr 1r Koons Xona ia en entered enteredagainet n ntered ¬
tered teredagainet against aglllit me meI meI
I now if I your Excellency please reach reachthe rachthc reachthecap
thecap the capsheaf cpll sheaf r of Mr 11r Koons KoOU structure of ofgranite ofJrnlte ofgranite
Jrnlte granite on a foundation of sand IlId Here lte I Iwhat Iwbat Is Iswhat
what he says y in reference reerent to the tblndlclment tblndlclmentlond Indictment Indictmentfound Indietmentfound
found lond against Ilnt me for the alleged al ed murder murde of ofMr orIr ofMr
Mr Ir Hughes HughesThe Huhu HuhuThe llughesThe
The one pending against alnt this thl man me meyour Iueyour tueyour
your Excellency Excelency i is not of that class cl The Thes Te Teme Thesame
same s uie evidence evlnce that convicted cnvicled him of the themurder themnrer themurder
murder mnrer of Osborn Obrn would convict him of ofthe orthe ofthe
the murder Of tC Hughes HughesThe JIIbu JIIbuThe HughesThe
The same me evidence Idence that convicted clvlctd P J JKlllott JBliot JElliott
Klllott Bliot of the murder Ullrder of Osborn Oabrn did dit not notconvict notcOllvlc notconvict
convict cOllvlc him before bfore an impartial Illpartlal public publicjury pubHcjury publicjury
jury and nd judge of the murder of Hughes HughesAnd Jnche JncheAnd IfughesAnd
And Mr Koons KOII verdict in advance of the thetrial thelr1 thetrial
trial lr1 to which whlcl I am 1 ready reay at t any time Uni to tosubmit toublllt tosubmit
submit ublllt for the killing Illnc of Hughes 11Ibu is I if ifyour Irour ifyour
your our Excellency Ibcelincy please pleae respectfully repcluly sub submitted lubInhled submilted ¬
milted as both gross Iroa and indecent Indent consider considering conalderInr considerink ¬
ink our relative positions 1 venture vlltur to tomsert tolrt toos
msert lrt os ert that tlt no 10 reviewing rvlewlllg board bard or judge in inthe illlb hithe
the lb history hllory of criminal appeals appal In any civil civilised civi civilised ¬
ised country cunlry except excpt the administrative adllnltrativ de department deparlment theparlnsent ¬
partment of the Ru Russian sin government lovernmellt can canparallel callprlel canparallel
parallel prlel this thl declaration of guilt Kult before be Core the thetrial thettisl
trial tral and conviction convltlon of the prisoner prisonerThat prlsollerThat prisonerThat
That I was defended defende with wltl signal ability abilityis abiiy abiiyI
is I evidenced eidencd by the th fact that I am writing writingthis wrilng wrilngthis writingtbie
this document doument I do not desire dellre to belittle belittlethe bellle belllethe belittlethe
the more than herculancan herculalen task of saving savingmy Ivin IvinIny savingmy
my life le assigned the brilliant brllnt counsel counal for fortlie forthe forthe
the defense deene by any plea of mitigation 1111tlon of ofmy ormy ofmy
my guilt gnil a 8 alleged aleged by the th state tte But I Imost I10t fmost
most 10t respectfully rupecHuly de delre desire lre to direct diec your Ex Excellency HxcUelcy Excellencys
cellency cUelcy attention atenton to the fact that any anyeditor anyedio anyeditor
editor edio In this thl broad brOd continent cOlltilent who for ten tenyear tellyeara tenyears
year years had unsparingly Inparngly not I1 t only exposed exposedcrime uped upedcime exposedcrime
crime cime In low places but invaded the sanctity sanc sanctity aanctlIY ¬
tity of the home hOII of rich rt h rascals raBI and andlibertine andIbrtlnea andlibertine
libertine Ibrtlnea who had heretofore escaped with withimpunity wlh wlhImpullity withimpunity
impunity the consequences clarquenc of every crime crimenot crimeIOt crimeslot
not IOt excepting eceptlnc murder direct and particeps particepscrlminis particepscrrtrinis llc l lcrimiNis
crlminis who had to fight fgbt each ech and all Al of ofIlls orhlcontelnporarle ofhiscontetnporarieaadoptingadiametrically
Ills contemporaries hiscontetnporarieaadoptingadiametrically hiscontetnporarieaadoptingadiametricallyopposite adopting adoplnr a diametrically diametricallyopposite dlmetrlcalv dlmetrlcalvoppie
opposite oppie policy plcy would have been ben convicted convictedin
in the communities comlunlle where such labors labr were wereperformed wererlurmffi wereperformed
performed rlurmffi though tllugb Jove presided and the theliver thealler thesilver
aller silver liver tongue tOlgue of Jupiter Jupier pleaded the cause causeof cauaror causeof
of the accused accusedI acusd
I was w condemned on the testimony lelmollY of ofmore oCInre ofionic
more Inre than one Ole hundred state Ilale witnesses witnesseswho win winwho witneaeswho
who if I they are to be believed blee were as ascool A Acol ascool
cool col and critical cill experts t rtl of the fight fght be between J between ¬
tween Osborn sborn and ald myself IYU as a though we wecontended wecOlltelldcd wecontended
contended in a prise prll ring with gloves I do donot do10t doslot
not 10t deny IlelY that the th defense produced wit witnesses witIa wit11eea ¬
nesses Ia as remarkable for coolness clnesa under underfire ulldrtre undergirt
fire tre and as a numerically Humrualv able alt bodied boir ft ftthe lS lSli asthe
the li slate sJal Consider your YOlr Excellency tcelency the theMen then thescene
Men scene n Osborn oor firing lrlnll point plt point blank into the thecrowd thecrowd thecrowd
crowd a u evidenced eillellced by hi his admitted admited four fourlilts fourhll fourlilt
lilts lilt and I firing fring towards the buildings blldinga the theItate thette thestate
state tte alleges alegei that tlilt I fired Ird five fn shots Ihot and and0born andobrn andOsborn
0born obrn two in less than a minute JIIIUlelndeed JIIIUlelndeedIn nstnuteindeed nstnuteindeedin indeed indeedIn
In a as many lany seconds ICOlld and nd yet aouethinghike aouethinghikeone something Ilethlllr like likeone
one hundred hllfdrd persons prRII with wlh bullet lllt pattering patteringaround pterlr pterlrarollld patteringaround
around arollld them stood slo their IIIr f rrr crowed round lo observe obstrveIke observeae bstrc
Ike 11 tligtiteH sUrlst sltyl kif detail litfl of 0 Ike tl tonjtict colkl Some Somewitnesses Sm Smwltnts Somewitnesses
wltnts witnesses for or the Ih state atat I lm am happy to ob observe obHne observe ¬
serve going lollit so 1 far faraa fl as to testify that 11 they theysate tl iheytaw
sate Slr rue I fire fr foHowtd Ulw the lt count Ct of tht thtbullet IAebullet I
bullet bulll in il tulligbt tit lfirhl flight with their Jlr osehed n H ktt O qv < ye q and andtaw andlaw andsaw
taw it hit Iil the hI mark markYet workYet lr lrYet
Yet the th these ante al witnesses wlllel admitted Hlited that theto thatto thatto
to the number Ilumbe of perhaps perlap a I dosed theysought they theysought tbeylourM
sought lourM and found fOi ld shelter heler behind bhind a sign signboard Itn Itnbnlol signboard ¬
bnlol board on the Idewalk which wlCh w eioh when whnll whnlllrd meas measured sues suesured ¬
ured lrd was demonstrated dlonlitrattl to be b incapable InOplle of ofcovering of0iH ofcovering
covering 0iH mart r Hunt NI two WO very 1 lean I IBut persons personsBut pertontRut
But your Excellency Ibceleney has lu been ben a soldier oldle andunder and andunder ld ldunder
under fire ff and QUI it Is I superdoua lIuprRolIlo to comment commenton cwmellt cwmellton
on the tb powerful pweflll descriptions Ilt lpllon of a seven sevenseconds sevensecond
Mnda seconds battle hte put plt OH 0 the imperishable imperishablerecords imperitneblrecord Imperiahb
record recr of the Franklin Jkln county cunty court ClN court by bythese b1tb bythese
tb these honest cltlssns cltllll who to admit Illt their theirown tllr tllrown theirown
own testimony ttlmol broke bk for cover at t tlie u first firsthot InthO firstshot
shot hot hO which whcb they UI graphically phlcll testified tl I Ifired 1IrK Ifired
fired and d having just Ju seven al seconds aa te find flsdit findit
it had l8 HIM di limo lo observe rve and Ild swear tor tordetail t so soderail >
detail dtlal ofha of 0 Ik tattle bI not excepting eceptln Iin in a few f
I i picturesque pirtnresue instances Ifafac the lady lad from be behind b behind
hind whose back bl or over ove whose shoulder Rbould I II Ifired
I fired frd five more moreior morel or less Iu shots It Iia la I true truethat trl trotthat
that a number of the more observant obrvnl and aadcooler andcooler nt
cooler colr headed hedd states tte witnesses wlilelel who were werenot wr
not lut of the number that sought shelter heler helerIlind be behind behind ¬
hind the sign lln sew w no 0 lads IldJ at any al per periogl ro tat ofIhefve of oftht 0 0I
tht I Ihefve five f t or seven l seconds stlds of battle t betunt It ItOsbun b1ravenOsburnand betuntOsburnand
Osburnand Osbun ad myself 111 But everything efrtbnr everythingweat everythingweatto went wentto wet wettolhe
to tolhe the jury except lept if i I am AI permitted perlllited to re remark ro rolark ftmark ¬
mark lark the cause CIH the motive lotve for this thl1UI thl1UIor battle battleor
or homicide Mr lr Koons says Iy Osborn Oabr tel teldently evi evidently 1 1denly ¬
dently denly wrote wrl the article artcle which he le elegantly elegantlycharacterize elnn elnncharcterl elegsntlycharacterizes
characterize charcterl a al a gem but the judge judgewouldnt jll jllwouldut judgewouldnt
wouldnt admit adlit it because hcauft I couldnt prove proveQftorn 11011 11011Or prowQeWrn
Qftorn Or wrote 1Iq It notwithstanding notwlthllldlll that the thejudge UI thejudge
judge JUll admitted aJill Morns O6s letter MII sent me melliroHfk f metbrowfh
lliroHfk tIoNlh Ike Ih mail ail notifying notiying II me that he hewould bewOlld hisworld
would wOlld not 10t only write such an article but butactually butaClualy butactually
actually aClualy outlining outllll It salient lent part partSuch prt pertSuch
Such was the trial tril your Excellency Hxltlcy with withthe wll withthe
of the local localpress localprel localpress
the addition addilon that my colleague col agut
press prel cheerfully clllerfuly embraced embrR the opportunity opportunityto opporlnlty opporlnltyto
to get even for ten years of f Intuits insultslivery Intuitslivery 11ul
livery lvry avenue avelue to reach the public ear er was wasclosed wascloud v vcOd
closed cOd to me ad a d it i I is a remarkable circum circuitstance circumstance circumIlalce ¬
stance Ilalce that the only olly persons ptrlll who expressed expressedany cprtlll cprtlllany expressedany
any doubts a to what the verdict vedlcl would wouldIK wouldII wouldbe
IK II were Utl than who WiD mete in attendance aldala end amiheard endheard Hl Hltard
heard tard the li testimony showing llowln conclusively conclusivelythat conclull conclulltht conclusivelythat
that the papers patrll tried trlli the case c e more elite effectively efe elitetively ¬
tively tvely to the general reneralllublc reneralllublcyt public publicVet publicYet
Vet notwithstanding notwl11ltalldlllg every evey circumstance circumstancecalculated clrcluHlllce clrcluHlllceclcllled clrcumstancecsknlsted
calculated clcllled to deprive deprve me of the slightest slightestaid slightestaid llhlet llhletaid
aid to a fair and Impartial Impart1 trial on 01 the testi testimony tetl tetlnlony testlmony ¬
mony including 11Cllldlll the seven Iten jurors lIrorl who whoqualified wlloqualfed whoqutslified
qualified qualfed after artr admitting dmllillf that they would wouldassume wouldaI wouldassume
assume aI my lY Innocence Imocelce but that It would wouldtake wouldtake wouldtake
take evidence eidence to disabuse their tbel minds Illn < l of ofthe ofthe ofthe
the prejudice prejldlce they thy entertained elllertlllld The ver verdict vrdiet verdicl ¬
diet of the jury after five day days deliberation deliberationand dUbrllon dUbrllonalld deliberationand
and two tw distinct IItnet charges ohap by the presiding presidingjudge prHakjudc presidingjudge
judge judc was a compromise cOllprmla one between betwen actual actualacquittal sctpalacquittal e 1 1aCulul
acquittal aCulul manslaughter lnluahter and first lrt degree degreeand deej degreeand
and 111 on 01 the subsequent subeqIelI review reollw by the thesupreme lheuprewe thesupreme
supreme court cour of the state tale two out of five geejudges fivejudges heJut
judges Jut set it i aside on two or more lore grievous grievouserrors Ileoua IleouaIrrr grievousCT
errors errorsThus Irrr CT TOrt TOrtThus
Thus Thu your Excellency Jbcelency will wil perceive perc ln I am amundergoing al alIndeolnl amundergoing
undergoing Indeolnl life lCe imprisonment Imprllnment on the ma majority IIa IIaoliy ipsojarily ¬
jority oliy rob rol o oy one oni judge judgeI tdrt tdrtI
I have h if q your Excellency Hllulenc please ple quoted quotedMr quotedMr quotedMr
Mr Koons entire report repor with wih the exception exceptionof leptlon leptlonof
of a few unimportant unimportnt and nd sdmissable para paragraphs p parsgraph ¬
graphs phll except tcept the one wherein I am 1 1allae ac accused accased ¬
cased allae by the Hate tte white whie resisting reltlll or rather ratherdragging ratberdrllr ratherdragging
dragging drllr the officer ofcer after afer me who had me mepinioned mephlloned mepllioned
pinioned by the arm arms rll from Crol behind bhind while whileOborn whie whieObrn whileOsborn
Oborn Obrn was shooting ootnf st and ald chasing my mynanfomoalive llY llYoIHobat mywontombalive
nanfomoalive oIHobat brother into the street I am amquoted emquoted 2 2quoted
quoted as a shouting houtln kill kllhe the son of a bitch bitchPatsey bich bichPale bitchPatsey
Patsey Pale On the witness wln stand Ind the officer officerwho ofcer ofcerwho officerwho
who held me admitted dmltedln In reply to a ques question que quetion question ¬
tion of my m counsel that I also exclaimed exclaimedthe tcllmed tcllmedlle exclaimedthe
the lle son In of C a bitch will 1 kill ki Pat Pt and that I 1aid IId Isaid
said aid Id let me go 10 hell bel kill ki Pat PttHow PatHow Pathiow
How easy elY is the tfe transposition lranlpoilon of a sen sentence sll sllt sentenet ¬
tenet t nc or sentences snlence such uchaa s as these thel and how howmuch howAuch howBauch
much Auch Bauch more lore likely lkly that I used if i I used ued at atall alal atall
all al the command to kill kl etc in the ad adinonltlve adtnonitive d d10nltv
inonltlve 10nltv sense snae of a warning wrlng not nOlto to be bekilled bekied bekilled
killed killedThe kied kiedThe killedThe
The anxiety anxety I manifested manifeatedlor for my lY brothers brotherslife brotherle brotherslife
life le was wal born besides beHld the natural affection affectionof afetloll afetlollof
of the fact that I well wel wellkuew knew as a asdid did Osborn OsbornIlia obr Qebornisia
Ilia hi noncombative noncombtlve non coinbative and peaceful peaceul disposition dispositionhis dlpOllon dlpOllonhis
his utter uler ignorance of fireamis freanl and the thesuperiority Iheluprlorltyof thesuperiority
superiority luprlorltyof of his antagonist who had lad the thereputation Iherplltatol thereputation
reputation rplltatol of being the best pistol shot In InKeynoldsburg InReynoldsburll inReynoldsburg
Keynoldsburg KeynoldsburgOsborn ReynoldsburllOsbr ReynoldsburgOsborn
Osborn Osbr invariably carried cared a thirtyeight thirtyeightbull thrlyeliht thrlyelihtbul thirtyelghtbull
bull bul dog revolver revoler aa al everybody eerybdyacualnled eerybdyacualnledwih acquainted acquaintedwith acquaintedwith
with wih him 11m including all al the printers prillte and andnewspaper ald aldnewppcr asdnewspaper
newspaper men who wlo worked for the Capital Capitaland Cll Capilaland ilfll ilflland
and many others otlel very well nl knew It I was wastestified WI wastestified
testified tlfla to in my lY case by twe attorney aloleY that thathe tlt tltle thathe
he le exhibited the Ul pistol platolln in their respective respectiveoffices raplln rapllnojc respectiveofifces
offices ojc and ald showed one of them E T TDelaney TIelalley TDelaney
Delaney Ielalley how to hoot hot quicker than th1 ones onesantagonist oneaIltonllt onesantagonist
antagonist Iltonllt by firing Irng through the overcoat overcoatpocket ovrct ovrctpcket overcoatpocket
pocket pcket from fror from the hip hlppr hipprecisely precisely cIHI as be fired firedhi Iredhi firedhis
hi his first trt shot at tt me mea a little ltte above abve the hip hipEvery hipHve hipEvery
Every Hve y pltol shot hot very vry well wel knows that trie trierevolver the therevolnr therevolver
revolver pointed p II led slanting lallllll dowlwnl downward is I the theproper tle tleprop theproper
proper prop r position pOlton to fire fr with accuracy accur y to toallow tolow toallow
allow low for the customary upward recoiling recoilingtendency reollnl reollnltendency recoilingtendency
tendency when the weapon wepon explode eplode This ThisI Tl
I was WI unaware of or forgot in my excite excitement excte exctemenl excitemeat ¬
meat hence all al but the bullet bulet which whichwounded whichwounded hl h hwonllded
wounded Osborn Obrn went five f or more wor feet feelover feetover Ceetover
over his bl head bed Not so 1 his h shots i everyone everyoneexcept everyolleecepl everyoneexcept
except ecepl as I heretofore heetofore mentioned Ilellloned hit the themark Ihemrk thestark
mark and nd yet Mr lr Koons Kooneek seeks to make out outin outIn outin
in the face of this recorded record II evidence eldelce of Os Osboms 0 0br Osborns
boms br superior lperlor uiarkamanshlp mrklanhlp that he hefired hefred hefired
fired fred towards toad the sidewalk He Ji did but butnot bulnot butnot
not in the sense IIle Mr 1Ir Kooni seeks eek to convey conveybut clnvey clnveybut conveybut
but In the more deadly deally sense lIen e of the expert expertmarksman uptrlmaklllian expertmarksmen
marksman maklllian Again Againtheapplication pll the application applicaton Patty PattyI ptlY ptlYla
1 la a coined cin ell word put In II my mouth by the thevulgar thevIII thevulgar
vulgar vIII gr No educated educted person so 0 abbreviates abbreviatesthe abbrcvlalethe
the name of Patrick Plrlck least lelt of all 1 no well wellbted wel wellbred
bred bed and educated educted Irishman so 1 abbreviates abbreviatesthe abbrnlleatle sbhreviatesthe
the tle name and no person ever heard herd me use usesuch llseuch usesuch
such uch an n abbreviation on that tht fatal or any anyother anyotlr anyother
other occasion occasionMr OCIOII OCIOIIr occaiouMr
Mr r Koons Kon commenting cOIIIntllg on ollhe the testimony testimonyof tetlllony tetlllonyof
of the defense In much the same serio seriocomic serlocomic erla erlacomic ¬
comic manner manne with wlh which wlch he treated ttd the thepetitions thetlton the thepetitions
petitions tlton and letters leter filed in my llY behalf bhal re remark remark remarks ¬
mark with what I la intended no doubt for forexcruciating forecueltni forexcruciating
excruciating ecueltni wit witIndeed witIndeed witIndeed
Indeed they the Elliotts 8Ibtt Rilibttsbtvewovenso Rilibttsbtvewovensonmclt have woven WOV la so somuch
much mich chance into the whole fabric that If Ifwe i ifwe
we were to accept acpt their version yrloll we would wouldhove wOllldhav wouldhave
hove hav to believe blev this thl a aworld world of chance rather ratherthin nlberthan muterthan
than design designMr delgnMr designMr
Mr Koons KonI Is no doubt dOlbt unaware of the thefact tbelact thefact
fact that there are millions nllion of men who will willdispute wi willdispute
dispute his theory of a world of design designBut deIKII deIKIIBllt designBut
But there are le of the educated ducted class cl agnostic agnosticor alloallc alloallcor
or Christian ChrltlI few fe indeed Inded who will wi regard hislanguage his hislanguage h
language langlage as A either dignified or witty wlty con coossidering considering conIidelni ¬
and the of ofwhich ofwhich ofwhich
sidering Iidelni his iii position polton subject
which he treat treallbery treatsliberty liberty or a living lving death to toa toa toa
a man Dal who as a a titian cila was his hi peer sr as an snofficial anolelal anofficial
official olelal his senior and B ass a tested patriot plrot hi hisuperior blluperlori his hissuperiorif
superiorif superior luperlori If the evidence eidence ofeaplng wounds woundswhich woun111wblch woundswhicht
which blush bllh at his hi uncalled ulcaled for irony IrolY are areaccepted areaccepted r raccepled
accepted as a decisive proof proofThe prof profThe proofThe
The evidence taken in my II brothers brotlr case caseat c cat caseat
at Lancaster has ba the th judicial opinion of ofTrial ofTrial ofTrial
Trial Lnclter Judge Judle Slough SlolKh repeatedlyntade repeatedly reIJatdl made lade during duringtht durhlllthl duringth1
tht thl cross o examination uaulnallon of counsel for the thetat theatt thestate
state att tat that it was wa reconcilable recllclable with wih his hisformer hi hiCormer hisformer
former testimony tetllony on his hi brother bother trial trialbut trialbllt trialbut
but Mr Ir Koons K ons disputes dlplie the trial tral judge judgethus jllillethu judgethus
thus thu
thusP 1 P J Elliott Hllolteti6ed testified on the tlt tii trial of W J Jgiving Jgiving
giving evidence nldell < e corresponding corepondilla with wih that of ofthe oftl ofthedefendiente J
fllr the thedefendiente defendant Later Lter On hi hits own trial at atIiancaster atlnCle atLancaster
tl Lancaster lnCle lefelalll he testified 11lled on his behalf bll1 so a red redtwo radicly rsdsally
sally dlnerelt diderent that but forUI forthe nulu names the tbetwo thetwo
two icly stories Ior could hardly harly be b Id Idt6ed Ideistified tut fled fledrelating as asrelating A Arelatillg
relating to the thl lame transaction transactionMr trnucton trnuctonMr tranaetiomrMrr
Mr Koons seems aeeml unable tq distinguish distinguishadditional dltfnluib dltfnluibddltol1 disringufshadditional
additional ddltol1 evidence from contradictorytestimony contradictory contradictoryteitlmony cntricory cntricorytetlmon
testimony tetlmon My brother at the Lancaster Lancastertrial Lncr Lncrtrial Lancattertrial
trial gave pv additional adillonal evidence developed dvlop by byhit byhi byIds
hit hi able counsel cullfel Thomas ThoO B Steele EM EMand JC Rqand
and that Nestor of the bar br Hon George Goe L LConverse tConven Lr LrConvert
This Mr lr Koon with hi his
Converse Conven wih as astumsry on ontomsry 1
tomsry tomlY impartiality Imprtalty characterise clrcer by b imptiotion im implication ID ¬
plication pllton a u contradictory contradlcf and ad In II the theface Ue UeCc theface
face Cc too to of Judge Slough 810u1Ia repeated rpeled de decision decUl deradon ¬
radon cUl 01 on o points pilt raised by b the stale staleThu slstsTkas 1
Thu Ti I have hv omitted antwering Ilweriug not uo a tin tingle tingle In Inrle
gle paragraph prpb of Mr Monet report rpor sad ad I Irefer Iraer 1refer
refer raer your yOI Excellency Hxcelellcy to the tl evidence nldo in inchief II laehisf
chief cb of the defense or the ereescMMiaiag ereescMMiaiagtestimony oros eaiuing eaiuingtestimony
testimony of the states tte witnesses Itn end not notto DOlt gotto
to t eao the arguments Int opening openll or r chtaiae elmdg of 0 the therespective Ue Uerl therespeetlee
respective rl counsel cunHI and d I net ra the th tenth hU the thewhole tbewbole thewhole
whole and nd absolute abollte truth of the foregoing foll
august Ia the ingenious and elaborately el bortely di dltetved diI dige1Nd
tetved I report rport 01 < > f Hon 101 t A Koons KoonsToaupnnaric KoonTo KoonsTo
Toaupnnaric To tllari IUgmiariie if your Excellency Uxclency please pleaseMr pleaarXola plenaJ
Mr J Kooflanays Kooflanaysl Xola ay ayI
l I That Tat I murdered murderld Unborn UnbornI Osbr
I That t I killed kilec Hughes Hughesg
9 That fat I HIII lUl a blackmailer blackmler blackmlero
4 That Tilt I uni a drunkard drunkardd
5 o That Tlit I am al a domestic Ilomtc brute bruteA bl blAI4 bruteAad
Aad A AI4 d he quote testimony teHtmony only to allow allowUjat how howa
Ujat a I hit Osborn Oabor on the tl chin The remain remainfler relll remainder
fler dr of o hi his report reprt Is a condensation cond tol of the theHoriee theM theoriNr
Horiee M oriNr oriNrof of my lY personal pronl enemies elemle one of ofWhom orwilO ofschism
Whom wilO rtiot 101 in I me in the Neil NII House oUI and ud the theother theIher theother
other Iher of o whom endeavored endavord to Indict Indlcllue me for forcriminal forc1lllbl forerimiael
criminal c1lllbl libel and nd who because bcus of his mil million Inl initlions ¬
lion 1011 lions i able to command cOlmald the services IlvlceR of oftxtHttCrans ofIJt ofbull
IJt txtHttCrans bull ns l whose who e hold on the public plblr teat Ie at I Ih Ihid
iuttl h hid thee Ie honor lo break by an 11 exposure epslre of oftlii oflht ofthis
this lht faplflity with wih which they developed developedfrom develop1rrom developedfroth
from seventy Innlyfve aeventyive Jdiy five dollar dollr per r month luontllnercll mercan mercantile suercanllle ¬
tile te elerks into bankers hllken merchants lerchantl etc etcafter etcafte etcafte
after afte A few years manipulation lallpulllolI at B official officialof offical officalor officialsof
of ti the t In tax payers pAyerMlolar dollars These few feworal organ organlieu orgeniced
lieu be personally puunaly malignant enemies pull plI the thestring the8tfn thestrings
8tfn strings string and start other more reputable replltlble peo people 10pte peopie ¬
pie fd C 6 do an Injustice Illjultic their conscience consciencewetild conKlencel conKlencelwotllnevcr conscienceswodid
wetild wotllnevcr never approve approv did 111 they know their theirBUnlglllalora theirIInlllllalor thicknenihtilaturs
BUnlglllalora a as I kiipw them tllel Hence nelce I Iharbor IhArb Iharbor
hArb harbor IInlllllalor no ill feeling CeelllJl and but little ltte disap disappointment dlap dlapplllleni dlaappobttment ¬
pointment at or for Mr Ir Koons course In Inmy inus
my plllleni 11 us yt cue Cf e So long 1011 as R the hoard oard of Pardons Pardonswfli PardonswillAceln ardol
wn willAceln wfli cet secret Icrr report and ld violate the thespirit theplrL thespirit
spirit plrL of the oath oRh of office olce Its member lembll take taketo tkeh taketo
to hsjjir h r openly the petition ptton and alt protest Ilolelll noteeta for foiand CorIn4 foranti
and In4 against Ainst an applicant pplcnl for clemency clemencyjust clclency clclencyJUlt clemencyjust0
just just0 eft long 1011 though every eery every cltlsen cilun of any anystanding AllYtdtnlin stystanding
standing tdtnlin in the community COllUllly favors the ti par pardon pr prdOl pardon
dOl don will wi this Ihi clique lique stifle tlfe the voice of the thtpeoplf thepeo1 thepeop
peoplf peo1 peop lf stamlede Uni tallll ede wellmeaning welJntnlnK we11 meatung and lld mere mereful merel merelfuloh unerciful
ful fuloh chnMliMi 11 men lell and ald women wOlen and on the thetrouml thet thegroq
groq trouml t of expediency expellency prevent prt either ellheijustice eiher eiherJUlfo eitherjustice
JUlfo justice or mercy crey to me and to my devoted devotedwife dvotedwif devotedwits
wife wif and ald children childrenI chldrel
I Ilia had thought your Excellency xceiency that this thiihonorable thl thlhouoble thishonorable
honorable houoble board wan wa designed dull II by Iy the th people peopliand peol peold peoplesod
and d commissioned conllnlllold by the governor Iovemr to t only onlyexamine onlythe onlyexamine
examine the testimony tetimon and the document documentlaid dOllenta dOllentalaid documentslaid
laid before bfure it I hear near oral statements atamentll of coun1 coun1sel couuial
sel Ilad and determine drlerline by weight or preponder preponderance preponder1f preponderatlas ¬
atlas 1f of facts fcR for or against qlnat the prisoner prisonerI rlMonr rlMonrI
I had kd also believed beleved that protestors had to Uappear toapr toappear
appear apr publicly v before bfor the board brd either lher inperantt In Inperaon Inpl
peraon pl orby or by petition peltlol I find Ind however from fromMr frOll1r fromMr
Mr r Boons on report that I have been bl1labrlnl bl1labrlnluader laboring laborlnfuder laboringunder
under a misapprehension ml pprehellalon therefore therefo becauseof because becauseof bcUH bcUHof
of the tbpower power f fr r evil ei and nd the methods metloa ol olthe or orthe ofthe
the assassin 111 characteristic of this thl clique cliquewho clque clquewho cliquewho
who for ten years spared no pains to t entrap enlrafor cltrp cltrpor entrapor
or rain me I withdraw my IlY papers ppera wild wildyour wlh wlhyour withyour
your Excellencys Hxcelency permission pnmilol and restore restorethem ralore raloreIhem restorethem
them to the he keeping Ieplnc of my wife wie and nd child children clid clidrell childrent
rent These papers pptr are ar a vindication vludlclloll of i ihusband a ahlbad ahusbtndand
husband hlbad husbtndand and nd a father by the best and ald the thinoblest thenobilt thenoblest
nobilt noblest the bravest and the purest of the tincltiseti theeltll1 thecitiseess
cltiseti eltll1 of a republic repnblc which accepted my 1113services myevl myservices
services evl as al a youth when whellit It was aa perishing perishingat prihlng prihlngat
at the hands hanl of It Ia its traitorous lralorou sons tfl ant antwhich and andwhich andwhich
which now in the meridian lerldlan of Its It glory eonsigns eon consigns eonIgn
signs Ign me to a living lving death deth in my declining decliningyears declning declningyer decliningyear
years yer for the crime of defending Ilefeldlg my lift liftand le leand lifeand
and vindicating vildictng vindicatingthe the honor of my IlY family familyThe Cmly CmlyThe familyThe
The recollection if Bxcellenc Bxcellencpleases
rec1lrtlon I your Hxcelency Hxcelencyplear Excellency Excellencyplate
pleases plear that I have hav been beenn an humble item member Ilel itemher
her br of r the rank rnk and file fle In il an In army which whichfought whichfOlllht whichfought
fought fOlllht and triumphed trlulphellin in the sublime sublme cause causeof caUHof causeof
of human huranlbety liberty has ha preserved preHred toy m selfrespect self selfrespect selfrepet
respect repet despite the purposed purpd ignominy of an anunjust allunJult anunjust
unjust sentence Undegmded In mind un unbroken unbroken onbroken ¬
broken In spirit plrl unseared un elrt1 of heart I await awsllthe awaitthe
the summons IIUWlons to rejoin those thOe comrades with witliwhom withWhOl withwhom
whom WhOl over thirty years ytr ago 1 I marched inarchedfrom marhed marhedfrom marchedfrom
from the tle Wilderness Widernea to Appomatox AppolatoJ The Thtbloodsoaked Thebloodsoaked
blodaked bloodsoaked uniform of the tie boy by of slate slatewill sixteen sixteenwill
will wi admit allme n nsit me to full CI fellowship felowahlp with wlh the tinshades theIhde theshades
shades Ihde of those thOe who died Iled at the Wilderness WildernessSpotsylvanla Wider WlldernessSpotaylnnla
Spotsylvanla Spylnl Cold Harbor narbr and Petersburg Petersburgfor Petnblra
for they thy will wl overlook ovrlook the stripe of the tl aged agedconvict afd afdconlc agedconvict
convict conlc in 1111ellory memory of those thOl day days when the thtlife thelCe threelife
life lCe of the republic republc was w at 1 stake I touched touchedelbows Iouehedelbwa touchedelbows
elbows elbwa while wbi breasting beallne the murderous bul bullet bullei billet ¬
let storm lor of armed treason treasonIt IreUII IreUIII
It I is because becnl such uch memories lelorle are valueless vsluelesito vlleleas
to those Iho8 whom whol fate and circumstance clrcllRtllc have litvecharged havecharged hvecbarpd
charged with wih my lY liberty lberty and nd whose whol cold coldhearts coldherl coldhearts
hearts herl never leYr thrilled tbried to the blare of trumpet trumpetor trmlKt trmlKtor
or heat bet of war drum drlll that I respectfully rllKctlulJ and andearnestly audIrnutl andesrnestlybeg
esrnestlybeg earnestly Irnutl beg permission pnnllon of your Excellency Excellencyto Ibcelency Ibcelencyt
to t withdraw the th petition plllon of more than i ibrigade a abrgad abrigade
brigade brgad of veteran soldier oleler whom Mr MrrKoons MrKouns MrKoun
Kouns it II its his hi Ignorance IIUOra of that love which whichwan whlehWR whichwas
wan welded In the fire lr of battle biie I of thai thairecollection thtrcolclo thatrecollection
recollection rcolclo of tested comradeship Olradeshlp on 01 themarch the tbewarch themarch
march the bivouac and til the field flippantly flippantlyaasumei Ilppaltl IlppaltlUalllil flippantlyaaumes
aasumei Ualllil know little IIte if I anything hlllg about aboutcomrade bout a acomrade acomrade
comrade with wth a IILIJ stnutga ou > i x record recordIn rcrd rcrdII recordIn
In II contusion con cot ulloll 1 beg bel leave your our Excel Excellency HxcIleury Excellency
lency to offer ote some pertinent prlilent remark remarktouchlngMH fnlark fnlarktOlcblllgI remarkstouching
touching touchlngMH tOlcblllgI Mx KOONS CHARGE Cll tROS of blackmail blackmailRumor black blackmailRumor In I
Rumor RUlor upon u n which Mr Koons Kons erected thus tliliobscene thl thlbcene thusobscene
obscene bcene monument monulent pronounced prnounced the name nameof maneof
of certain citltens of Columbus Colulbu ns a the vie victims vietlml vietins ¬
tins of my 11 designsCol designs designsCol deIXI
Col A G Patton N B Abbott Abbol Charles CharleiHayden CharlesHayden
Hayden laydtl Theodore Thoore Gordon Grdon and hanker HsnkeiSinks hankerSinks
Sinks my I friends freld inform me le have hav since sincemy sincemy Ince IncelY
my lY incarceration IncrCeAtlon been mentioned by my myenemies mynemlel myenemies
enemies a a as men I have blackmailed lckmaied or at attempted attenlpted Attempted ¬
tempted to blackmail blackmailI blackml
I beg of your our Excellency to send for Col ColA ColA ColA
A G Patton Pton and ld ask him hlli If i I did not cotreet cot correct ¬
rect rc an article artcl crltlcUing crilcllnhli criticidnghi hl treatment IrttUlt of olconvicts ofClvlct ofconvicts
convicts Clvlct without solicitation Ilelllllon or price and andif andI andif
if I I did not assure him In my lY office ole that thatnothing thatIlothing thatnothing
nothing derogatory Ilerotory to hie hi private prvate character characteishould chaecter chaecterahould charactershould
should appear In II the Capital Capt1 unless uliea he h was waigiven wasgiven
given a chance chane to state hi his side of the mat matter matter matter ¬
gvn ter before publication publcton ask him hll If I I kept keptmy k keptmy t tIny
my promise promiseSummon promiseSumlon promiseSummon
Summon Sumlon N H Abbott Abbtt and ask k him if I I Idid Idid Idid
did not on 0 more II ore than IIn one occasion oOaol exploit exploithis uplollII exploithis
his II early enterprise nlerprs in thi this city in the mat matter Jt Jtler matter ¬
ter of hi lds ability abity and readiness rdlltl to under undertake undertake ¬
take and execute eeollte Urge laxe contracts contractsSummon cnlrl cnlrlSlImllol contractsSummon
Summon SlImllol Charles Hayden Esq H and 111 biB hiiattorney biBlorne hisattorney
attorney lorne Col E I Taylor and anl examine examinethem eumile eumilethtm exatnhethem
them them on the manner Ilnne in which I baffled bled and anddefeated anddefeted anddefeated
defeated defeted some 111 malignant malltlnl t enemies elemle of the theformer theformer theformer
former in II their Ilelr efforts eforll to scandalize ndlle some somemember somemembers onle onlemelber
member melber of Mr Ir Hayden Jayden estimable ttnlble Jam Jamily Imiy finily
ily iy Colonel CoCnel Taylor will llnCornl inform your YOlr Ex Excellency Hxcelcllcy Excellency ¬
cellency celcllcy a u to the exact nBt methods rthoa of black blackmail blackInaUI blackmail ¬
InaUI mail I practiced practcet in Mr Haydsn case caseInquire c cIlqulr canIsiquiee
Inquire Ilqulr of Mr r Theodore Theoore Gordon and Ind hit hitteller hi hitelrr hieteller
teller telrr Mr Ir Hoffman Jomal of the particular patculr of a acertain acerailJ acertain
certain cerailJ matter ltr which hlcl Mr Hoffman lolman visited visitedmy vlhedlY visitedmy
my lY office e and Id interviewed Illteriewell me on Again Againyour Alnyour Againyour
your Excellency Bxclellcy will wi be b enlightened ellltbend aa a to tcthe tothe tothe
the peculiar pcul blackmailing blackluaing methods lthoch of the theCapital lheClplal theCapitol
Capital and audit it its editor editorWhen editorttIien dlor dlorlen
When len your our Excellency 1bcelenc sxsmlnts eXIII Mr MrSink MrrSinks lr lrSil
Sinks Sink Sil k a ask k him il If f when I bared bred the lb mother motherbr motherbrt
br bl brt > iist alt ass of o my IY wife wie to the lip Ipl lips of his II dying dyingchild dyingchild
child that the thIVrvlngllld lifegiving fluid might save lv It IIto Itto itto
to a < loving lovl mother lother I adopted my y customary customarymethod Iltomry Iltomrymttho customarymethode
method mttho of blackmail blackmailif bJklai
if I your yor Excellency Bolhnc any ay on ole ose or all oltlue
the tht e gemtumen alnen will wi inform Inrorl you 0 even evenunder eyenuller evenun
uller un under ter tli the seal of secrecy cncy and confidence confldegcetint InlIMlce InlIMlceth1 confidencetbt
tint they tbe paid or that I demanded deld money 10ley 10leyO moneyart
01 O other thing Ular of value or that I wceived wceivedaiiv mseivedour Ivd Ivdan
our an coMMrarion in ilihe the shape b of storey lley or oruilier orul orover
over ul her thing Ui of 0 value Iue for any an service al I renhred ren renillred rendlred
illred tJuJH C tl4ageitler either Ither by b the publication pllblotjon or orK or1Ip ornun
1Ip nun K > npaMMaihm puhlksfiua of articles arCceconeralnl ariclesconosrslg concerning them themor thetaor
or I their ntftttoa in the Snndmy S Capital Cil Ckpia1 Ckpia1shard I Ir IInd
shard Ind cettOuied cettOuiedIbsen e
Ibsen r Excellency Ihcelency that tal 1 rM ra my myIon DY myte
i 111 te d Ion on the tb conectencea clc of ofnamed ofI ofthe
I the he named satisfied Itle that t they theyan the thelle theyill
ill lle get an a untruth lover forwrristlc it I me meb
b I 1 rristlc ril Ie of blackmalfete blackout blackouti blollo rIr rIrRuITOI your yourItcelle
RuITOI Itcelle Cy to tube i be b honored hOl < red as I have hy been ben
honored honofb by the governors IVerlurR of the state tete from fromK fromR fromK
K M lighop fii lbol rjO t to James mel 1C Campbell Cmpbl Gov Governor Oovemor Govcrime ¬
crime Bishop Bho asked led me Ile to tl resign a u Seers Secretary Scre Screlary Seerstart ¬
tart of the lb Cincinnati Caelanati Board 80lr40C of Health to toaccept lOaccept toaccept
accept the office oc of Supervisor Superviar of Public PublicPrinting PublicPrlnUnri PublicPrinting
Printing you will wi find his estimate Islll of me mein le leIn mein
in the aiipendix aiipendixUovsruor a loadia loadiaGovt
Uovsruor Ovt theOvt Govt oT Joater Jr loaned me without wihout note noteor no noteor
or security acunt the money mony to purchase pllrhas and andequip andllll anderufp
equip llll the Shadily l Capital Ca ial Caught Cughl if ifyour I Ifyour
your Excellency Kllel11 pickle de le se without a dollar dolart dolartIhe at atthe atthe
the of of office with witha
expiration eplrtl mylerm my ylem Jlerni olce IU
a half bal completed cmpleted residence ridenc on my myhand myhand
hand but blltto but for the It financial Innclal assistance allllltale of ofGovernor 0 ofGovernor
r less Governor Gvrl r Potter Po I would wOlhl have hv been bell penni pennlless plll plllGwfor penniless ¬
Governor Gwfor llpatlley honored honorllnle me by setae selection setaetion Ie ¬
tion 110110 to sit lt by bIl 11lley hit aide ae In open procession to toreceive 10recel toreceive
receive recel the reutab remains rellb of the distinguished distinguisheddead dlatlllRllllltd dlatlllRllllltddead diatiugutaheddead
dead and to deliver the eulogy euloy from the thestep theItep thesteps
step steps ol the th Capitol CpItol Governor Gvrno Poraktr Poraktrhonored Pokr PokrhOllord Foeskermotored
honored hOllord me with the tie unsolicited unllcitd appoint appointment eppoiit eppoiitlelt appoiotlutist ¬
ment lelt of manager lanAler of the Mansfield llallfeld peal penitentiary IlenltenIIAr pealleruiary ¬
tentiary tenIIAr and Governor Governo Campbell Campbel refused reuIIIO reuIIIOacept to toaccept toaccept
yretlenatfon until subsequent subsequentdeparture ubcuent ubcuentdeparture
accept acept in luyrellgnat 1111 my RUIluenldefrure
departure defrure for Europe BuropeMr Kurop EuropeMr
Mr Ir Michael lchal Davitt Davit the lie leader lealer of the theIrish thehlh theIrish
Irish race fe has Ia offered oleled me as did hi hipredecessor hula Iliapredeceltr hulapredecessor
predecessor predeceltr Charle ClsarlesStewul Charles Stewart Slew l Parnell 1rel a I seat teatin seatin Ct CtIn
in the British Hrtlh Parliament Parllauenl for which honor honorI hoor hoorI
I would ou110t not sacrifice crlce my American citizen citisenship cltlln cltllnhlp citizenship
ship hlp though Ihoujh deeply Interested Interesl d in the cause causeof Cuae Cuaeof causeof
of Ireland IrelandWill Iellnd IellndWi IrelandWill
Will Wi yqur Excellency Rxelellcy accept ce t these thea facts factsas fat fatu factsas
as the evidence of a depraved depraYl1 character characterwho chrcter chrcterwho characterwho
who lived loed by rumlnr the reputation repntion ofthe of ofthe oCthe
the innocent lunont and ald levying blackmail blackmailMy blackmai blackmailMy
My Iy lest act e aa I a a citizen cian I performed In Inthe iuIhe inthe
the county cllnty Jail j1 by depriving my wife wie and andchildren al1dchidren andchildreni
children chidren of the last thouund dollars doll they theypossessed theyposld theyposaased
possessed posld to pay ay a note 101 In II the Brooks ro1s But Butler Butter ut utler ¬
ler Gos COI bank bnll upon upot which Judge Jud Charle CharleSaffin Chrlell9ln Charleasmn
Saffin 9ln was W the th4ll sole and only indorser indorserDo Indollfr IndollfrD indotseri0
Do D the degraded delded meet met honorable engage engagements ell ellmeltl engagementa ¬
ments meltl even at the sacrifice Icrlce of those they theylove theylov theylove
love lov Are re blackmailer blclmner accustomed accutoled to tomeet 10met tomat
meet met honorable h010rble obligation oblltlon though tbolllh Man financially fn fnclly Mandally ¬
dally clly Irresponsible irtpnalble when under sentence sentenceof Intenc Intencof sentenceof
of life IIelmprlaonment IIelmprlaonmentIf imprisonment imprisonmentIf
If your Y01r excellency elleelency please one word ord more moreand moreand moreand
and I have hle done doneDid doneDid doneDid
Did I possess pO1 the viciousness heredi hereditary hlrdl hlrdltar hereditar ¬
tary tar or acquired culred to qualify qulry roe ne isle u a domestic domes domestic dOI ¬
tic tc brute brlte drunkard or libertine Ibrtn I would wouldnot wouldnot wouldnot
not be b a prisoner prhole for life lfe as a the tie 1cmn 1cmnad womanand woman womanand
and ad the children ehldrel whose WI0 honor I vindicated vindicatedwould vlndltted vlndlttedwould vindicatedwould
would not for a single Inlle day dy affectionately affectionatelycall
call 01 me husband hlhndCtber husbandfstber father consequently cnlqllentl I Iwould IwOllld iwould
would not have hae been ben Involved in any n diffi difficulty dUl diffirutty ¬
rutty cul In I their behalf behalfI bhlr bhlrI
I never raised flard my m hand in anger Jl to wife wifeor wie wieor wifeor
or child as al my servants snnlH for the past ten tenyears tenyef tenyears
years yef will wil testify I wa w was never drunk in intheir inIhelr intheir
their presence nor was w I known in the thesaloon thelon thessloons
saloon lon of Columbui Columbil The Te disreputable disreputablemen dlrpulbl dlrpulblmell
men and nd women Olel of the city ciy knew me not notto no notto
to their habit and ml abodes bell I was 1 stranger strangerand strangerand trnlf
and foe foefinally fo foeFinally
finally Illnal your Excellency Hxcelency in the appen appendix appn sppendix ¬
dix of o this pamphlet pemJhlet you ou will wllnd find the tie cot corxoborative cr crobralve cotloborative
xoborative obralve testimony supporting upporllg my myar myartlon asser assertions suerlions ¬
lions tlon if my official olclal calumniator calullialor will wi be beequally b beequdly
equally eqlal truthful and specific specifc I challenge challengehtm chalenge chalenge111m challengehim
him to produce prouce his reliable citizens cilsna and andI
I here make mak this tM declaration your Excel Excellency Ibccllency Excelleney ¬
lency that tit if Mr Ir Koons can produce one oneor oneor oneor
or one hniidred such lucl reliable citizen cllena I Iwill Iwi Iwill
will wi demonstrate demlrate and establish tSllblll that all altr altrmllllnorlatiol their theirmisinformation theirmisinformation
misinformation mllllnorlatiol of and concerning cncrning me can canbe enbe canbe
be traced by ns 81 broad brod a trail tml as the ancient ancientroadways ancent ancentrodwaya ancientroadways
roadways rodwaya from the Roman forum to that thatempires thatempires thatempires
empires distant dltnt frontiers to two or three threemalignant thre threemalignant
malignant mlglant and personal peraollll enemies en em I of mine minethe Illne Illnetll minethe
the tll principal principl one of whom and al hi his active activelieutenant atite atiteIlelllelalt activelieutenant
lieutenant Ilelllelalt I have haY already referred relerd to toSince toSllce toSince
Since Sllce the world commenced cOllencd and nd I sup suppose Il suppose ¬
pose po until unl the last trumpet trumptnlbl trumpetaambie assemble us I for forjudgment forJlirmelt forjudgment
judgment Jlirmelt man Un will wi light lght hi bl his fellow felow and andmalign andusalign ld ldmallcn
malign mallcn his III enemy elenlY Hence lelce if your YOlr Excellency Excel Excellency Jbcellelcy ¬
lency lelcy please I who have hae experienced xprienced all allthe allthe 1
the vicissitudes vlciltndea of fortune and have havesounded hle hleIlIlIded havesounded
sounded IlIlIded the depth deptl of misery ml er as well wellbakd as asbasked asbasked
basked bakd in the sunshine of happiness and andprosperity andprosperity ld ldlloperly
prosperity lloperly know Inow how to salute with wih tie tiefortitude Ioe Ioerorttude taefortitude
fortitude rorttude of experience eperlellce whatever whaevr destiny destinyhas detiny detinyb destinyhas
has b in store for me but I would in these theselast Ihu IhuIt theselast
last word appeal to the judgment judlmnl of the theunprejudiced th thullprejldlced theunprejudiced
unprejudiced ullprejldlced if the matter IIIUer here set et forth forthbean rorh rorhbea forkbears
bean bea not the impress ImpreR of ollrth truth in the con conspicuous CODapiclolla conpicuous ¬
spicuous apiclolla fact deducible deucble from my defense defensethat defenHthat defensethat
that I am more concerned cncerned for a reputation reputationno
no man dared daed attack with wlh impunity while whileI whl
I bad the power to defend lefell It than thn I 1 am ali for forthat lo forthat
that liberty Ubrly the bare bre thought thoucll of which whichend whih whihda whichands
ands end da the blood counting
bIu clllng thrug11 my myarteries 1Y 1YarerleR myarteries
arteries arerleR until ultl the swelling weling vein veins throb re responsive resposive ¬
sponsive polhe to the beating btlIga of my IY heart heartIt her heartIt
It I is I the intention of the law IIW to punish punishIts pllnlhIl punishits
Its Il violator and it is the theory of society societyto ocley ocleyto
to accompany accoDlpny such uch expiation explatol with reform reformPenalties reformPendllu reformPenalties
Penalties are attached to the grades des of the thevarious thevrlou thevarious
various vrlou crime crme crintei and 111 the legislator the judgeand judge judgeand jldfe jldfeall
and all society design the equality eluAllyof of punish punishment plllieh pllliehment punishment ¬
ment mentHe mentlie
mentle He le who revels reel in the beauty blly of the lily lilyand ly lyalld lilyand
and and whose wll soul a011 i la transported trllaporle by the thecharms thecrm thecharm
charms crm of nature naturewhoa naturewhose whose refined spiritu spirituality aplrlu aplrluaUty splritusilty ¬
ality array even ne drink in the harmony of ofthe ofthe ofthe
the spheres phere falls fal in a moment mOInt of human humanweakneis hllnal hunesnweakness
weakness and the BQUAL penalty lIaly I is meter meterout mtteout lee leeoul
out to him 1111 provided for the vulgar the thebrutal IheIrutl thebrutal
brutal Irutl or the vicious whose hO animal aullal nature naturefinds nllr naturefinds
finds Illd no 10 debasement debflnt in restraint rOtnt no 10 loss 10 of ofhappiness ofapplne ofhappiness
happiness applne in seclusion aelulol but the deprivation deprivationof deprlvalon deprlvalonoC
of the ti grosser deairestuid lealrtd no ignominy Ignoliny in inthe II itsthe
the routine of a prisoner prisonerIf prllne
If I your Excellency Ibe lency there was w equality equalityIn equlty equltyIn
In 1 have already alreadypsid paid the
punishment pUlhllment Jn ll pen penalty penalty penalty ¬
alty of an al eternity eternl y of exquisite equlale torture tortureand tortlrc tortlrcnd tortureand
and nd the mentality which has ha been bn sub subjected Ilb Ilbjeted subjected ¬
jected jeted to such a frightful flrhtul strain for almost almostsix almostsix hlot hlotIx
six Ix long years yer would long ere thi this have havesnapped haesnappd havecnpped
snapped It its II tension but for the immortal immortalhope Immort1Io immortalrope
hope Io rope of vindicating vlldlOtag tny IlY name lallle from font tit titmountain tl the themountain
mountain mountll of calumny CluDllY now overwhelming overwhelmingnot overwbhllilt overwbhlliltnot
not myself lyelC alone Iolle but the tl innocent Inllont children childrenan chidren chidrenalllt
an alllt silt the devoted wife whose whol undeserved undeservedsufferings nllneved nllneved1IWeln undeservedsuffering
sufferings 1IWeln wring wrng my heart hesrtThe hear heartThe
The laws la of theUlede lede and nd Persians were werenot werenot re reIIOt
not more unchangeable unchnKeble than thallil i is the pertinent pertinentepigram prtlull prtlullplgam pertinentpigrsm
epigram plgam by b their Ihel fruits frula shall 11 ye knowfluent know knowthem k W Wthem
them U Osborn Obr as Mr Koons Kon charges chargesowed churnowe chargesowed
owed owe his depravity to my training I setover set setover aelovr
over against thia slanderous Imlno deduction the themartyred Ihemlryr themartyred
martyred mlryr brother whom whol I raised my nl oldest oldestboy oldeatboy oldestboy
boy and an1 girl graduate radutea of the American Americanpublit AIIIiaH AIIIiaHHf Aresitaepnblc
publit Hf school tol my whole family Camly whom WIIOIIIY WIIOIIIYnelrhb my naryneighbits myneighbors
neighbors nelrhb friend and former fore servants Irant in inthis InUli inthis
this Uli city sale J Cincinnati Clclntl are r familiar fmir withThe with withThe wih wihThe
The teachers Ilhe of my I children chidren the associates associatesof oclte oclteof
of brother and the friends and
my acquaint acquaintances aClluallt aCllualltance acquaintmess ¬
mess ance of my lY family Cmly unite Inlle In II indignant IldiKnant pro protect protet peetat ¬
tat against ailt thi this implied Impld Intuit Inl I Im am not notiponible nolIpnalble notresponsible
responsible Ipnalble for the t unparalleled ullparaleled depravity depravityof
of the wretch who lied led on the dead ded any anymore anyII anyarore
more II than 1 am al guilty ellity in II the tight lglit of God Godfor Godfor
for hsvhtgvindicated baring bIhr vindicated vndicted at t inch lcb fearful fearul fearulthlyll coat coatthe costthe
the thlyll living victim of his hi slanderous 1nlrou pen penWhen pn pnWiln penWhen
When Wiln the limited InllOI circle clrel In which my myofficial llY llYofcl myofficial
official ofcl calumniator lllliator poses p shall hllae have put oft oftthe ol offthe
the emblem eDlbllua of mourning woufllnK for his lamented lamenteddemise lamenteddemise
demise deI the name lIale of him hin he h ought Ilht to hand handdown bld blddO handdown
down dO to Infamy jlfalY will wi be b cherished cherhed by the thebrav th thbrav thebrave
brav brave men Jln and the virtuous women not notalone IIOtIone notalone
alone Ione of r Columbus but In those thoNthetfll theatres of ofaction ofaction
action 110 en e more 10r than one on continent clllllent where whereMa whenltaloJlty wherehi
Ma ltaloJlty hi loyalty to a holy hol If I hopeless lo l cause tad sadhis tadhi le
hi bs his valor lor in a triumphant Irlumphlt one fully rllyUetec attestedthe attested attestedthe
the th purity of that Ul Meed o cod which for a tbol thougenerations thou thouta4
ta4 generations baa h lowed
I plerlona lowe unsullied unsulliedthrough unuld unuldUrh unsulliedthrough
through Urh the veins ina iM I r a fallen llt race raceMai re reI raceMip
Mai I Mip > it plhre pleae p y 4 urExcellency wr Ir Excellency clenc1 l have havedone b bdou havedone
done dou and most rtipectfully r pctuly pectfully ask In I the
name nai of that comradeship comraehlp I earned ned th thprivilege UI the theprivilege
privilege pryUce of claiming OH the field of battle battleaad btl btlIud battleand
Iud which we mutually Dlntaal solidified oli4lfd with lb er eroaths Ir Iroth eeroaths
oaths oth at the altar Itr of the Grand Gnld Army Ar Poet Postto Poetto ol
to place plae on file III In the archive of the thoHoard tl thehoard
Hoard of Pardon this thl pamphlet pamphletIt plllet pllletIt
It is I the response of one oe oho who may ma be becrashed b becrushed
crashed without a murmur by the ti might ef efhie orhll ofhis
his enemies enemle but who cannot Cllo be h dishonored dishonoredwithout dbOo1 dishonoredwithout
without wihoul protest protestthe protetIt the indignant 1111111111 protest pmt ef efIlls ofhis r rIl
Ills Il latest lalet breath belh and ald who 110 sign Ilfa himself himselfy ktlMlr ktlMlrur hlmselfyour
y your ur r Excellencys HllclencmOt Excelleneyamost most humble and ld ldobdlenl molt inotobedient moltobedient
obedient obdlenl servant rat
To be continuedTo continued continuedTO cOlltllle cOlltllleH <
TO LEARN HER leR Ann AOL110w AflBHow AnnJow
How Jow Ono Can Can Without Vlhtut Olhl Jlvliijr I ny nyOflrnso tiT tiTOI y yOnnl
Onnl OI Oflrnso hnao Induct a lady Idily to Toll TollHow lolllevy 1 I I1rONdo rA
I How levy Old 011 She la laMonJa Is Is
A MonJa Cke CI Ride an Italian IAlial Journal Journalrecently jDurel jDurelrceltly jounmlrecently
recently rceltly offered ofered prise pr for thebwt the bon t three threeanswers Ihreeallwea threean
allwea an answers were to the following folowlnll questions questionsIlow qnellolls qnellollsUow question110w
Ilow can CI one without wlhont giving glvilg any RIY of offence orfence offence ¬
fence induce a lady to tell herageAnswers heraget heragetAnswer herge hergenlwer
Answer nlwer poured in by hundred Illhecl and andfinally anl anlfillly andfinally
finally fillly the pries Here wre awarded awardedGo awardedGo awardedGo
Go lo the lady says aayalhe the winner winne of oCIrt tll tllfirst tW tWfirst
first Irt prize and say lY to her Modem lla T Tdreamed rdrlld Tdreamed
dreamed drlld last 11t night nlfht that you ou and n1 I could laM wla wlaa wi wia wiaa
a Urge Jfe prise at t the lottery lotr by playing playintcanumber playJ a anumbr anumber
number numbr corresponding correpndll1g to our olr ages ands4 ands4therefore a l 4 4therefore
therefore if I you will wi just tell lelle me vauffRC vauffRCI YOlflll YOlflllI
I will wi goat 10 at once and buy blY the ticket tlelel tlelellImplo The Theassumption Threeassumption
assumption lImplo Is I that a desire delr to win the themoney themoney themoney
money wilt wi Impel Impl the Ile lady Jil te t comply collplyt collplytOle atono at atonce
once Ole with wib the tb request requestAsk rClelit requestAsk
Ask the lady l say says Y the Ile winner wilne of t tsecond tl the thesecond
second acnd prlae how long 101 she has been b mar married inst instled ¬
ried led and nd after her she h ha h has replied rld expose exposegreat exprwse exprwsegreat
I great eat astonishment and ld exclaim uelll r Mow MotsDlenl I MowDieu
Dlenl you must DUt have been a mere mr child chid at atthai l atthat
thai 111 time tlle How old were you JI then at a any anyrate CT CTrt sayate
rate rt Prom her two answers ne the ladye ladyeage lad ladcan lady ladyage
age can be ascertained aacertlned without wihout arousing aOla any anysuspicion anysuspicion IT ITIURplelon
suspicion on her he part partAsk partI
I Ask the lady lal says y the winner wle of iti itithird tHLhlr tWe tWethird
Lhlr third prize Jril how many DIY years yru younger yonr al she sheis tw twit ¬
it I than Il her husband hubad husbando This Thlllln is an every efqUHta 4ny 4nyquestion Myqueettrm
question qUHta and ld the te chance are a thousand thp thpone to i0one toone
one that she will 1 answer it I promptly prlptl and andcorrectly sndcorrectly 4 4cel
correctly cel Then find IIld out the husbands hubd hubdwhlcb age yewhich agewhich
which can Cn easily eul be b done and nd by b woe working workingo ortdlt hi hiours
out ours o n > e little sum um in arithmetic rlthlltlc you can easily easilysolve eun eunoln easilysolve
solve the problem problemAn problemu problemAn
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We occasionally oionl hear bea the OLOH OLM Otans referred referredto reCee
to a as tint horrid paper ppr but bt In every eery in instance hitance Isstance ¬
stance we find Ind that these Ihe remarks rallMb are areviolated anrviolated areviolated
violated by some departmental depertl ntal influential influentialappointed Inluentla influentialappointed
appointed on the straight Iralght influence IIIRlienc racket racketor
or the relative of such The OLOBK GLB and andother andother andother
other truthspeaking truthapealcllg papers will wl not of ofcourse 01 01coure ofcourse °
course be favorites favorlcs among along flash fash female femalenor feillale femalenor
nor male imbecile Imbcie coddling coddlng who have hav ob obtained ob ohtamed ¬
tamed government govrment positions Jltons exclusive of ofCivil of ofCivil orClvl
Civil Clvl Service Srvice certification certfcton and competitive competitiveexamination WRlptttive WRlptttiveexaminaton conspetitiveexamination
examinaton examination ratings ratngll and such uch cattle cUle whem whemthey whienthey leD leDthey
they spit plt their venomous a remarks are but butvoicing butvocng butvoicing
voicing vocng their own general generallowcllbrffi lowcollbred low callbred andcowardly and andcowardly andcwardly
cowardly cwardly worthlesancss worhlrn The CLODS GLOB > we weare weare weare
are are pleased pleld to state tate has 11 a good god circulation circulationthrough circulationlhrough circulationthrough
through Northern and Western Weten cities cites and andis andi andis
is i read and praised by the backbone bckbone of our ourcountry ourcountr ourcountry
country countr including InclldlnK voters fighter fKhter soldier soldierwho 1ldleR 1ldleRwllo soldierswho
who have ba served Ifed and are yet serving the thegovernment thegovernment thegovernment
government and Civil Clvl Service Srvic men The TheGLOM TheGwn TheGaosa
GLOM tellojlie lel telhie the he plain unvarnished ulamlbed truth truthand trllh trllhand truthand
and exposes expo fraud favoritism fvot1IR and nd official officialcorruption oi1 oi1ernpUon officialcorruption
corruption ernpUon both departmental deprlmentl and lId outside outsideAgain ontld outsideAgain
Again we find fnd that such powerful paper ppn a athe as asthe a athe
the North No American AIiri Journal jOrHfll etc are arefearlessly ar arefearlessly
fearlessly flrlely fighting fghtlK along the same aanl linen linenand 1 linenand
and wisely wllly informing Ilrormlni informing the voter and people peoplethroughout peoplethroughout Ie IethrolKholt
throlKholt throughout the United Slates Stt in II order that thatthey thinsthey II IIthey
they may ay intelligently Intellell face coming coIIl1 ietnea ietneaat
at the poll pl Growl of disapproval are areheard areheard r
heard bear all 1 over ove the country cunlry on on account cnt of offamllyism offamilyism r rfamlll
famllyism famlll and the other glaring Ilarnl evils of offavoritism orfvorltm offavoritism
favoritism fvorltm as they exist at l the Capitol Cplt clir clirC ct city
C Cr B 1 and itd W WItuyliitr WIyllll WWhhrylmi
Ituyliitr Iyllll hhrylmi a ltn UnJr UnJrI Hnror or orI
I need leed a new lew racer rr said aalthe the titan 111 who whoshaves whoaht whohaves
shaves aht himselfBelter himself hlllrIltte himselfBetter
Better Iltte let me gel it I for yen ou stiirgetttd stiirgetttdthe Inta
the reformed refomd barber brlr who IO now OW that he bt ia iatrolley ism ismtrolley
trolley troley car Cr conductor cUluctor regard rerd himself h lNlf lNlfdlUurulhe a adistinguished r rdistinguished
distinguished dlUurulhe member membr of society le All Allcutlery Al Allcutlery
cutlery clltery stores are r filled RId with raanrt of ofthe of ofthe
the class ela known klo a dead del ones oea When Whel a abarber abr abarber
barber br r buy buys a rasor flr he li takes tkII it with the un understanding 11 understsnding ¬
derstanding drllldlnl that he f is to try tl U I out and nd if it itdoesnt Itdolnt itdoesnt
doesnt work well he take K l back and
dolnt wll ti bl ald geta getaanother leI leInother getanother
another one keeping beplll this thl up until Int he gate gateone getsone t tont
one that suits him Buying a rasor
ult Juylng ralo youknow you youknow yo yoknow
know Us I is a tottery 10tIY in which the prises ar arfew arrew are arefew
few and nd far between When the ordinary ordinarydtlsen orl orlcltHn orditmryeitissen
dtlsen cltHn goes 1 to a cutlery cutery store Ito he pioka pick ont ontwhat I netwhat t twhIt
what whIt he thinks i la u good 10 < rasor rl pays JY for fo It Itand Itn4 itan4
and n4 lake tal hi hie chances challces He le pick plck one out outtoo owtto outtoo
too to from froa the bunch of dead tall on 01 ones that thatbarber tha thatbarbers t tbrber
barber brber have tried and ald found fOlnl wanting wantingThat wantingThats UM
That Thats why I advise advl yon YOI to let me ll get It for foryou forYOI foryou
you YOI Then if you dont like lk It I can 0 keep keepexchanging kMPexchallglng keepexchangtug
exchanging It until unti you get gt n I good oo one oneThey oneThey oneThey
They neednt nednt know klow Ive Iv quit the tie buslne buslneTho blln bllnfho bnsineta bnsinetathe
the Woolsack WoolsackBeck WoolanokHack VoIslok VoIslokHk
Beck Hk during 111rlng the time of Queen Ittleabclk Ittleabclkan Iluk Ilukan
an act a of parliament parlm Rt wa wu passed d prolilUtltitt prolilUtltittthe prellul
the Ile exportation lportaloll of wool wo This product productone oN m mone
one of the great freat sources lOur of the nat natwealth nl nlwellh natural naturalwealth
wealth wellh of England at that time lnl and in h ac accordance 1 accordance ¬
cordance cordalc with the economic ecnoli nations oftlie oftlieage ortbeae of the theage
age ae the authorities authorltl attempted to keep it I In Inthe IRthe inthe
the counlryinrsgining country cOlllryllallnlng imagining that If ICt lilt it went nt abroad abredeven abroadeven b
even een though something olllthing more lore valuable vailabl or ordesirable ordelrble ordesirable
desirable delrble were exchanged excbnlt for it the coiuitrr coiuitrrwould Cl country countrywould lt ltwoull
would woull be the poorer poorerIn prr prrII poorerIn
In II order to hold holl the importance Ilportallce of this thlecommunity thlacOlllnlty thiscomnwnttybefore
community cOlllnlty comnwnttybefore before bfore the mind mlnl ushtdsof of the national nationallegislator 11101 11101wol8Q nationallegiddora
legislator woolsacks wol8Q were wer placed plGt In I the thelionet tk tkhOU thehouse
house hOU of lord 10 lords where the judge jUI sat l pewee Htncethe I peweethe
the Iblor lord chancellor chlelO who wil presides prtld over ovr time theihouee tk tkhOM timelimits
limits hOM of lord lort ells I on the ti woatoaek woatoaekTil woelsaekThe
Til The woolsack woollk according dlna to a printed plt pltlpt des deabriptron
briptron lpt Is I a large laIe square IT bar hag ef r wool woolwithout wl wlwtbout woolwithout
cloth without wtbout back bck or arm arms rm and covered le with wlh red redcloth rd rdcloth redcloth
Y VewuSitbstorlher cSubrlbr SiibHorller Is night nightThe HIht HIhtlor lighteW
eW lor or Swnday N a aThe GIc GIcThe
The notorious nolore joe Jo Chamberlain ChalJrlll did 111 i 1jot 1jothurry o t tmarry
marry lrry ExSecretary Hxlcretl Whitney Whllloy OatwhUr dht dhtapprll let hter ae asappeared aeappeared
appeared apprll in yesterday yer dLflm Q Qbefatier Qbefatiertalns Qllr Qllrlin t ber berlains
talns lin dlhler dlhlerGiN daughter daughterC wife wf ia I HxjftdfkMry Nx I BidMlky HtidieU HtidieUdaughter Idlt lltsdisettodaughter
C GiN vt the ll devil dllilAu Ala to d doe t
WAMINOTl WAHINoToNi 2icebar I8 I8Gra d dGreat
Great Gra Britain Rrlalll with wth her r colonies coloniesnearly lu lun1llr st4iav st4iavneedy >
nearly n1llr cMMbair of o the Ci total tl tlll tonnage teir bci q
lug ll t to the t marine 1 of o forty fl natf satlsseth Dr Drt or ort4ogooco r
14001000 t tons lt owl of a total t of o sjktigegeo sjktigegeoaastdte amMoco amMocoeMMine
eMMine t olne ne it I 1700 wlleavf wlleavfi a
Ueie i But 1t over IMW I IJ If I fettowed fgflewgdlb fettowedUieljotdt
5 U lb Uieljotdt f Qotds MfU Pi Pusan nlh t Oheseailhlaldie Oheseailhlaldiehave wiMllMajid wiMllMajidhave d dha
ha have been bn chartered cbrfed in I her he belt bIt of island

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