Friend speaks on behalf of Clifton Gregg
i Don't Judge Hastily. Mr. Editor: I saw in the paper the statement published in relation to my friend Clifton Gregg. I have known this young man'all his'life; he is a young man from two ofc the best families of the county and while he is far removed from our county at the present time and the statement statement in your p'aper was a copy from a St. Josepeh paper. Charging Clifton with embezzlement, the public In general is prone to believe that guilt always accompanies a charge, while the courts instruct the Jury tthat even an indictment rendered or an affidavit is no evidence of guilt. Any person can make a charge and blast a character that has been buildln'g up for years. High standing and good families should stand for much against a charge of this kind. Th e presumption ot the law is that a man is innocent until he is proven guilty and that beyond a-reasonable doubt.- We, his friends and neiglf- bors should believe in him as .we j know him and our feelings of sympathy sympathy snould run to thes e good fa Hies to which he belongs. We know not who makes charge, but we know against whom the charge is made; we know that a spotless character is being- attacked and this character should stand_ for much during his present ordeal; mistakes mistakes in business have been made and always will be made and can be mended but a thoughtless word that may cause a broken heart, can "never be recalled. ' Let us as honest people not enter judgment upon mere accusation and avoid the shattering.of a fine character character by thoughtless and unfounded judgments. A life of uprightness is entitled to great credit, A Friend.