Some more items from The Standard (1/15/1887):
Rollin M. Squire, the peculiar humbug whose career in this town illustrates the possible absurdities of government by deals, has appeared in Boston, where, in answer to a suit, he pleads the poor debtor act, and swears that he is possessed of no property. Brief as was his term of office, it is difficult to believe that he did not get away with a considerable sum. If he is as poor as he pretends, the lawyers who defended him must be rich.
Recorder Smyth appears to think that James A. Richmond and Jacob Sharp are not so ignorant as they pretend concerning the evidence on which they have been indicted for bribery, and he denies their request for a copy of the evidence submitted to the grand jury. It is believed that the demand is merely a part of their tactics of delay, by which rich criminals secure the protracted postponement of proceedings against them. A poor man against whom such charges were pending would have been "railroaded" into the penitentiary long before this; yet we are assured that in this country all men are equal before the law.