John M. Church
was attorney for the "Q"
the Indemnity Company which insured
owners of the mine.
pulled the wires with judge and jury,
the upper courts, to beat the claims
the crippled, the widow and orphan,
made a fortune thereat.
bar association sang my praises
a high-flown resolution.
the floral tributes were manyŚ
the rats devoured my heart
a snake made a nest in my skull!