Source: Editorial, "The Wounded Buzzard," Wealth Makers, June 28, 1894, p. 4.
Summary: Gibson continued his attacks of Governor Crounse's character, again suggesting that Crounse did not like Herron’s address because he knew he was guilty of the sort of corruption Herron condemned as unchristian and ruinous to society.
The Wounded Buzzard
Governor Crounse ought to keep cool, or some person might suspicion [sic] that the governor was himself hit. The governor probably saw his own picture in the mirror that the speaker was holding up to his audience. From his fluttering after the shot was fired, some people are inclined to think that he was the wounded bird, that was hit. Some go so far as to suggest that the wreck of the Capital National bank and the almost certain loss of $236,000 to the state by official act of this same governor in approving a straw bond knowing, or at least having the means to know, the condition of the bank and that the government had been its wet nurse for some time as the secretary of the treasury just prior to his inauguration ought to have known and most likely did know, as it is reported that he advised as least one of his close friends to withdraw his money and sell his stock if he did not want to suffer loss. Oh no the governor did not like Dr. Herron's address. There is a class of men it is said "Ne'er felt the halter draw With good opinion of the law" [sic].