Decatur 3.8.1901

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Decatur 3.8.1901 - Init epeolal McOuN ot ogo older, want lo wn hli...
Init epeolal McOuN ot ogo older, want lo wn hli poit dirad Me- nnd nnd the the .^W^W^r'W'VXW^^^' MOSERJSJUILTY. Jury Pixel Mle'l'unlihmint at Twenty. One Viari In the Penitentiary. 1'okln, Mirch n.-"W». tho jurj, flnd tho defindant, S«mu«l Minor, utility of the crlmo of murder, lo miioncr nnd form puolihmont it iwenlj-ono icari .In pintuntlary." Thla li th» viTdlot returnul In the Taxi wnll county circuit court nt I'akln at IB inmutri afior II o'eluclc thli roornleg. Hnoi kuovri hii fato, but bl It to tlou uf rolcbetag or uaui»d or tur f»rolga In 3jrd Mao- lodiy nollitod nnd 81 ilitb depart- Evnni of ad lut nnd Two to the Ice In ferriei Iripi be- result li freight Dotrolt li utmost and of tb* at receive* Von "A force Hiuan killed wai do- from pan II Only Urea wordi did lodge Intent* nominations New of wn membership. Gage today on tb* dnty on the of Baitla mann- Mount. "It ain't right," «ald Moiet That waa all, Tbe etory of Sam Moser'a crime Is known to ovtry one In contnl Illlnola, ind thi ca«o hua become ooo ot the moit lamoui In tho history ofihiitate. Tho tact that Moser blitmei tho Now Amlih clmroh ftir hli crlmi, Uej mad* the trill of wldisproad Inloroit, and tbe reiuU hai been anslouily awaited. TBB OUIUB. The facti of th. mnrder as brought out In evlneneo mod but brlif rabaaraal. Early on tba .venlngof Hundiy, .··» !». « list y*ar, Mosar ihot and killed hli wife, Banna, and tbilr tbree children, E«ra, ^odT^ Bianl., ag.d B, and a little bibe ofTmoBths. Tbe family hadb..n away all diy In attaldanoe upon the nrvloei of the New Amlih ohurch at Morton. After oomplating bli mad aot, Moior fled t. tb* neighborhood of tbe village ot Trtmont, tbero boarded a Chicago A Alton train, and ewip»d to tbe far wist. Ho wn nr- rested in Halt take Olty a fiw dap later, after an unioooessfnl attempt at lulolde, and wai brought back to tb* Jail at 1'ekln on May 20. He will be taken lo Jollet probebly »ome time neit week. · Moier was ousted from tbe New Amlih church live yian ago, nad It la allaged that be win subiequeBtly persecuted by tbe obnroh and driven Inun*. On the first eight billots the iury stood tan for conviction anil two for acquittal. On tho ninth and tenth ballon tbe Hgurei ·ire nbangid] to eleven to one. After billeting ell Bight, tbe eompromlse of 91 yeari wn reaobid. Attorney Qreon hai enlerid a motion for a new trial, ntd the coirt will pan on motion next Friday. There iiemi llttli on which uan be band expectation of a new trial, but Mr. Green, with oharaotorl.tlo Instincts, dsolarea that he feeli amend of tbe luooosi of tbo effort on behalf ol bli client. , , ... "No, I am not wUlefled with th* verdict, " nld Mr. Oroen tbi* morning. "Indeed I am not satlaflid. 1'ioplenre ·aylng that I got Mour out of Iteailly, but tbat isn't Ih* w*y t look at It. If li guilty of mnrder tbli li no ·nnlibmrat, ond If he lin't gnllty, be deiorvoi ao- quIttaU There can b* no Just compromise In a caie Ilk* thli. There are only two ponlbllltles, BBd the verdlet coraii-wlthln neither of thim." STATE 18 BATISPIED. Slate'i Attorney Cunningham received many oil lore Ih bli office tbla morning. They OBUJ* to offer oopgratulatlone for tbe suocosswlth which the proeeoulloa has mot. Sevornl ooagratulatery telegram wore also received, tbeee being from newe- pipir peopli anld olhira In outilde cltlM wbo have followed tb* progrom ot the ··Well, you can i*y for me Ibat 1 satisfied," aald Mr. Ounnlngbam. "I am satlsBid UeauM I bnv* to U. and tb* verdict li about all that tbe itato hope for. Tbe plea ot Inianlty aad tk* allog.d obureb pcrssontlon ware the two olemonti that laved Mos.r'i neot. It a bird fight, harder than piople reallce, and we consider the i.iunlt a victory." ly cnnti ont. fore other be I the Or«it U n»t If, )0* »,V good two tor. at Oood both tloni way Roberta that tbit accordance ·r the who tbe the thi the th*

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  1. Decatur Herald,
  2. 08 Mar 1901, Fri,
  3. Page 3

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