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thirteen years experience, Mr. Dinsmore has become an expert in the bandaging of wounds and in caring for the sick. I will leave it to Judge Frost and my readers to decide which is the best, either to let a wounded man bleed to death, or perhaps have blood poison set in while awaiting the arrival of a licensed practitioner, or have this "Convict Physician," as the judge calls him, attend to him, stop the flow of blood immediately and save the finger, the arm, or perhaps the life of the injured person. Especially, when this man, after his thirteen years of experience can do it as well as a young doctor just out of college, and much better than many practicing physicians who in all their practice have not tied up as many wounds as has this man in a few months. I have in my pocket a memorandum book; I notice that a page is given to "First Aid to the Injured." I also see in the almanac upon my desk another page entitled "Help in Case of


accidents." The saving of a human life is quite important, and where a life is at stake I think that all prejudice, all gossipping (sic) and red tape should be dispensed with. At no place in the Bible do I find where Jesus had a license to practice medicine, yet he healed the masses and instructed his disciples to heal all kinds of sickness and disease. Neither do I read of any record of that good Samaritan being licensed, who came along and saved the life of the man lying in the public road. In making these statements I do not condemn the practice of medicine but refer to emergencies only. And like the good Samaritan, this convict physician has for years healed the wounded and administered to the sick regardless of whether they were rich or poor, black or white. He has done this at all hours and without a penny's remuneration. He worked hard and faithfully to save the lives of those prison officials who fell at their post of duty, victims of assassins, and many lives have


been saved and hundreds of dollars have been saved the state. Had the would-be reformers seen the work that this man has done they would perhaps instead of making his life miserable, appeal to the governor for mercy and clemency for him. May the day soon come when some executive will see things in their right light and grant the "Convict Physician" a pardon.



Following the attack upon the deputy warden, Prince was placed in the hole but not strung up; the following day a cot was given him. When it became known that Mr. Davis had passed away there was much unrest among the guards, some of whom wanted to lynch the negro; however, common sense prevailed and about one o'clock they went to bed. As a precautionary measure Warden Delahunty had previously taken the keys from the turnkey and secreted them. I doubt if the negro ever knew how near he came to being lynched that night. After being placed in the hole he became quite talkative. To Deputy County Attorney Hager he confessed that he had planned the murder on that same Sunday morning. When asked by Mr. Hager if he had a desire to avenge some wrong committed against him by Mr. Davis, he