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pic- by Firm Won't Make Electric Chair; Is Opposed To Law Springfield. 111.. March 3.--fA.P.1-- Men must die who kill, decrees the state, snd if one contractor refuses to build the death chair, another contractor will be found. Contract for building the electric chairs in the two penitentiaries at Joliet and Chester, in conformity with Illinois' latest law on capital punishment, was let some monthir ago to W. D. Allison company of Indianapolis. CONTRACT RE-LET. Tonight it became known, with the re-letting of the contract, to the S. M. Briggs company of Rising Sun, Ind., that the first named firm had at he ing the of der "Conscientious scruples against infliction of the death penalty," was given the reason for cancellation by the Indianapolis firm. The new contract stipulates that j the chairs be completed by April 13, ; date set for the electrocution of j Joseph Bella of Vermilion county, convicted of the murder of Julia i Flaherty of Danville. He will be elec- | trocuted at Chester penitentiary | is scheduled as the first to die under Illinois' electrocution law. be

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  1. The Decatur Daily Review,
  2. 04 Mar 1928, Sun,
  3. Page 13

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