244 AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF JOHN FRITZ
and memories not only of the host of friends that are gathered here, but of the larger host of your friends else¬ where who could not be here as weU." Then, turning to the Usterung throng, he added: " Dear friends, let us pray that these moving hands wiU measure off many hours of peace and happiness in that quiet home to which they will be sent, and, when its last clflmes have been rung out in the hearing of our dear friends on earth, may they hear them anew in that peaceful state that passes all under¬ standing. I hope you all will join with me in saying, ' Welove John Fritz! God bless John and EUenB. Fritz!' " And as the deeply felt amen died out, joining hands, aU sang " Should Auld Acquaintance be Forgot." And so ends this chapter.
THIS IS THE INDICTMENT PRESENTED BY THE GRAND JURY, AND ON WHICH HE WAS TRIED.
May it please the Court, the Grand Jury, composed of hangers-on about the Court, shoemakers, tinsmiths, car¬ penters and joiners, members of Congress, briefless lawyers and clergymen on caU, being duly sworn, and aU (except a few from New Jersey) being citizens of the United States, and good men and true, having been informed that one, John Fritz, of the Borough of Betlflehem, County of North¬ ampton, State of Pennsylvania, had said in the presence of reUable witnesses, that he beUeved that he could make a rafl train, and that if he had a chance he thought he could build a blast furnace, blowing engines and aU; that he had been known to aver, that if he had given him the right kind of stuff he could make steel; that at sundry times and places he has been known to attend gatherings of iron and steel makers, had gone to meetings of engineers, and had then and there talked about tensile strength, carbon, phos¬ phorus, etc., and about three-lflgh rafl trains, about expan-