250 AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF JOHN FRITZ
has recently buflt and set in operation other and new steam hammers of a size and weight hitherto unknown, whose descending blows make aU the surrounding country to shiver and to shake; in short, the evidence has been so overwhelming against the prisoner as a disturber of the peace and quiet that once reigned along the banks of the Lehigh before he came that the Grand Jury, mindful of their oaths, deemed it their duty to the commonwealth to present him to this Court, and to demand that he be tried by a jury of his peers, if such a one can be found.
(Signed) John Oldboy, Foreman,
THE POEM WHICH DR. R. W. RAYMOND, SENIOR COUNSEL FOR THE DEFENSE, RECITED IN COURT, AND WIHCH, NO DOUBT, HAD MUCH TO DO WITH THE SENTENCE IMPOSED ON THE PRISONER.
Whom shall we choose the flag to hold In our vast contests, yet untold, Which to the New World adds the Old?
Donner und Blitz!
Leaders unseen are \vith us 3'et: Nor they nor we the past forget. The fate that took them early, yet,
Thank God, omits
When doubters doubted whether we Could beat our brethren over sea In rolling-mill machinery.
Who gave 'em fits?
Who stands before us to combine A level head, an upright spine. With nowhere any crooked line?
Most clearly it's