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men. It was about 8*^0 n> 1 1 i.
there about half an hour W * W6 0Vened~l 8ue8B i4 wa8- We stayed
through with it a • •" e 8ettled the business. About the time we were
over there but SDies01^1^ Came fr°m tbe Haymarket, saying: " Nobody is
I sake send bob.1i „,, 'S an awful bi* crowd> 3>000 °r 4,000 people. For
II. W« went there ?! °Ver" C°me °Ver' Par8on8; come over' Fielden."
"' h. r-all of us • mv ^T^V^ a(1Journed and w« all went over there
children, went over Tn Z « Holmes, two other ladies, and my two little
the wagon from which ^T^* meeting' And thete ladies sat ten feet
busineTuit'hoseLnH8 rble *? * man W0Uld g° int° tbe ^A^te-bomb
It is l^vnmi ., cona>tions and those circumstances? It is incredible.
Well the t TtUre t0 beli6Ve 8Uch a thin* P°88iMe, absolutely,
next day I saw^I t h ~* related on the witness stand all that I saw—the
a shameful manner iLT^ dr&&in& these men to prison, treating them in
dav« • ata-anA lk . " the Clty. I went to Geneva, 111., for a couple of
Sere' ^p. oTdaT 'SSStZT*' l^ ' ^ * ^ S ' ^
I ohf«inoH i y en 1 left there and went ^ Waukesha, Wis., where
maine^d foremP yment a8 * car?enter **<* afterward as a painter, and re-
T w«r,t J »I over ^ven weeks in Waukesha. My health was debilitated, and
onTra half hlPrlng8 Wh6n I WaS thir8ty- The hoU8e 1 was workin8 on wafl
tli;nnrfl I Hock from the springs, and I needed the recreation and the rest,
in* Jf th-a". ani i water beBidea- When 18aw the dftynxed for the °Pen"
is trial, knowing I was an innocent man, and also feeling that it was
my duty to come forward and share whatever fate had in store for my corn's, ana also to stand, if need be, on the scaffold, and vindicate the rights
01 labor, the cause <tf liberty, and the relief of the oppressed, I returned. How
1 retnrn? " is interesting, but it will take time to relate it, and I will not
th Vfr p ?n the gaantlet- l went ^om Waukesha to Milwaukee. I took
e bt. raul train m the morning at the Milwaukee depot and came to Chicago ; arrived here at 8:30, I suppose, in the morning. Went to the house of
my friend, Mrs. Ames, on Morgan street. Sent for my wife and had a talk
with her. I sent word to Captain Black that I was here and prepared to surrender. He sent word back to me that he was ready to receive me. I met
him at the threshold of this building and we came up here together. I stood
in the presence of this court. I have nothing, not even now, to regret.