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PETITION

Hon Wm. Spry Governor of Utah.

This appeal is directed to the Board of Pardons on behalf of Joseph Hillstrom, a member of the Industrial Workers of the World, under sentence of death in the Utah Penitentiary. We have read and heard something of the case:

1st. We do not believe Joseph Hillstron guilty of the crime for which he has been convicted 2nd. We do not believe he had a fair trial. 3rd. We have learned that the jurors were not selected in the usual way. 4th. The defendant was practically without council when he was on trial for his life. 5th. No motive was shown for the crime of which he was convicted. 6th. The conviction was found upon the flimsiest kind of circumstantial evidence. Believing these to be the facts, we the undersigned, demand that the death sentence in the case of Joseph Hillstrom be set aside and clemency extended.

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Wm Marston Chicago Ill Geo Bergman Chicago Ill M Johnsen Chicago Ill Frank H. Smith Chicago Ill George L Morgan Arthur Schraeder Chicago Ill Jack Stern Chicago Ill Bo Rowe Jackson Mich Joseph Collins Boston Mass Robert Cohen 9 W. Harrison St Walter H Miller 815 S. State Chicago Ill

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PETITION Hon Wm. Spry Governor of Utah

This appeal is directed to the Board of Pardons in behalf of Joseph Hillstrom, a member of the Industrial Workers of the World, under sentence of death in the Utah Penitentiary. We have read and heard something of the case: 1st. We do not believe Joseph Hillstrom guilty of the crime for which he has been convicted. 2nd. We do not believe that he had a fair trial. 3rd. We have learned that the jurors were not selected in the usual way. 4th. The defendant was practically without council when he was on trial for his life. 5th. No motive was shown for the crime of which he was convicted. 6th. The conviction was found upon the flimsiest kind of circumstantial evidence. Believing these to be the facts, we the undersigned, demand that the death sentence in the case of Joseph Hillstrom be set aside and clemency extended. Name Address H F Chom 1736 Lane St [???? ???] Chas. E. Verdon Goshen N .Y. August Pettelko 4913 Indiana Thos Warren 527 So State St John Harrington 527 So State St W W. Goynes (Spanish American Sol) - Milwaukee Wm Kaufman 3634 Wentworth Ave Thomas Duggan 2237 Prairie Ave. C W Steneker Keokuk Ia Marshall Field 3rd Chicago Ill John Endt Chicago Ill

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PETITION Hon Wm. Spry, Governor or Utah.

This appeal is directed to the Board of Pardons in behalf of Joseph Hillstrom, a member of the Industrial Workers of the World, under sentence of death in the Utah Penitentiary. We have read and heard something of the case:

1st. We do not believe Joseph Hillstrom guilty of the crime for which he has been convicted. 2nd. We do not believe that he had a fair trial. 3rd. We have learned that the jurors were not selected in the usual way. 4th. The defendant was practically without council when we was on trial for his life. 5th. No motive was shown for the crime of which he was convicted. 6th. The conviction was found upon the flimsiest kind of circumstantial evidence.

Believing these to be the facts, we the undersigned, demand that the death sentence in the case of Joseph Hillstrom be set aside and clemency extended.

Name Address Richard King Chicago ill Philip Malloy 209 West 45th Chicago [?] N. M. Waller 1508 Hasting St. Chicago [Mary Beropner?] Chicago Ill. M. [Erann?] Chicgo H. Neber Chicago

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PETITION Hon Wm. Spry Governor of Utah

This appeal is directed to the Board of Pardons in behalf of Joseph Hillstrom, a member of the Industrial Workers of the World, under sentence of death in the Utah Penitentiary. We have read and heard something of the case: 1st. We do not believe Joseph Hillstrom guilty of the crime for which he has been convicted. 2nd. We do not believe that he had a fair trial. 3rd. We have learned that the jurors were not selected in the usual way. 4th. The defendant was practically without council when he was on trial for his life. 5th. No motive was shown for the crime of which he was convicted. 6th. The conviction was found upon the flimsiest kind of circumstantial evidence. Believing these to be the facts, we the undersigned, demand that the death sentence in the case of Joseph Hillstrom be set aside and clemency extended. Name Address Chas Hall Chicago Ill Robt B. Radovich 2107 W. 13th St Chas Baker 735 S. State St. Harry Rodgers 813 S State St Alex Gray Colonial Hotel N. Clark Arthur Palm 5301 Emerald Av. Chicago Ill. Jno Morando ? 2226 S Wabash Ave. John Johnson 1040 No Parkside Ave City Austin [Sta?????] Joe [miller?] Chicago, Ill John C. Hill 200 So Peoria st M. McDonald 306 [?????????????] Pittsburg Pa

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PETITION Hon Wm. Spry Governor of Utah

This appeal is directed to the Board of Pardons in behalf of Joseph Hillstrom, a member of the Industrial Workers of the World, under sentence of death in the Utah Penitentiary. We have read and heard something of the case: 1st. We do not believe Joseph Hillstrom guilty of the crime for which he has been convicted. 2nd. We do not believe that he had a fair trial. 3rd. We have learned that the jurors were not selected in the usual way. 4th. The defendant was practically without council when he was on trial for his life. 5th. No motive was shown for the crime of which he was convicted. 6th. The conviction was found upon the flimsiest kind of circumstantial evidence. Believing these to be the facts, we the undersigned, demand that the death sentence in the case of Joseph Hillstrom be set aside and clemency extended. Name Address Herman Gettingen 544 State Chicago Ills Robert Meier 544 Well. St. -- -- Walter [N????] 742 State [Sl???sen ????] 428 S Halsted Chicago W.W. Fisher 9046 Commercial Ave S. Chicago G. G. Rodey 679 West Madison Chicago Joseph OConnor 3529 Congress Chicago Wm Davis 527 S. State St Wm O'Brien 4827 S. Keeler Ave Leon Dehout 2618 E - 76th St Chicago E.B.Thomas 831 No Dearborn St. Ike Schap 431 Wells st H. Epstein garden city [Ho????]

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