Brighton Wants Chris Evans Released - The Bakersfield Californian 23 Jan 1908. — ".. I was a professional gun man the same as the men who were shot by Evans. Of course, Evans was a crook, a natural born crook, but he played the game fairly and won often. He is 61 years old now, his left hand is gone and his eyes are bad. He could do no harm out of jail."
"They seem to think it is strange that a man who went to such risk to take Evans and break up the Evans-Sontag gang, should want to see him pardoned, and that is why I explain my reasons as I do."