Contributed by Gigimo
Description: Son of Christian Ross Kidnapped.Date: August 24 1879
Newspaper published in: Cairo, Illinois
Christian Ross takes the trouble to publish a card to reassure the people of what they were already assured, viz: that he is a "human brute." He said that had he offered a reward for Charlie Ross' return, "he has no doubt he would have had his little son returned to him long ago; but, refusing to offer the reward, he has protected the children of other parents, by assuring kidnappers that ransoms will not be paid for stolen children." He has assured kidnappers as he has the public, that he is a mercenary old wretch, who puts a greater value upon his dollars than he does upon his own flesh and blood. For the sake of our kind we sincerely hope that Christian Ross is the only father in America who is brute enough to make such a debasing statement public over his own signature.