AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF JOHN FRITZ 2$!
Whose heart is warmer than his blast? Whose faith more steadfast to the last Than any steel he ever cast?
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Whose fame commands our homage, such As bears of envy not a touch, Because we love the man so much?
Why, there he sits —
THIS IS WHAT THE ATTORNEY-GENERAL SAID IN HIS CLOS¬ ING SPEECH, AND ^^ailCH SHOWS THAT HE KNEW VERY LITTLE ABOUT THE DUTIES OF THAT OFFICE.
May it please the Court, while it was my imperative duty to present the charges on which the prisoner has been tried, I would Uke to add a few words to what has already been so well said by the distinguished attorneys on both sides. I hope that whatever sentence you have in mind to inflict upon the prisoner at the bar, it wiU be tempered with mercy; that you wfll bear in irflnd that through aU these' long years he has spent, burdened by the cares, anxieties, and perplexities that ever surround the Ufe of an engineer and the ironmaster, he has always had a kind word for aU about him. Did sickness and death come to the homes of any, he brought to them words of consolation and hope; did any have heavy burdens to bear, his hand helped to Ughten them; were any despondent, his cheering words gave them new life; and in many to us unknown ways he has done what he could to make this world the better for having Uved in it.
I am somewhat of a privileged person to-night, having borne a somewhat confidential relation to all concerned in arranging what has been done here, and with your Honor's permission, I would Uke to impart a portion of the inner history coimected with the preparations made for this event.