Shots shook church 10.1.01

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Shots shook church 10.1.01 - W. fever. Mr, e to from in bales or been the...
W. fever. Mr, e to from in bales or been the farmer vis- near Pearl at SHOTS SHOOK CHURCH. Sam Closer's ICevolver Kevohi- tioiilzes the Amlgh. When Sam Moscr fired the shots which slew Ilia wife and three children over in Tazi'well c o u n t y , several m o n shook the Amish c h u r c h to its d a t i o n in all t h e states in rtsenled. Jts elders have now met li re- vis,, their rigid laws, and tone down their religious austerities so as t n make their en cd and c o n d i t i o n c o n f to society as i t is f o u n d in a c o u n t r y . Th,. old Amish church, s i t u a t e d miles south of Gridley, on t h c line of the 'I'.. 1'. \V. railroad, 'is the scene of a n a t i o n a l conference of the d e n o m i n a t i o n . De-legates number u'.Klmost 1,000 are present from Missi Missi uri, Illinois, Iowa, Nebraska, Ohio, Indiana Indiana and I'tah. It is given out -tha: thc principal object ot this conference is to revise their religious religious laws. Tlie desire for the revision hat; been brought a b o u t by the arraignment, to which they 1 were, subjected subjected at the trial of Samuel .Moser last March for the murder nr his wife and iln-n. I t was shown at t h a t time because. Moser had been expelled from c h u r c h for f o n d l i n g his p e r m i t t e d to associate w i t h even relatives, who belonged to t h a t clinrclt. Since thc t r i a l the young have shown ati inclination to break away from the cltnrch, o w i n g to Us rigid and for this reason has the conference been called by the elders that more privileges privileges may be granted which will tend preserve and Increase their religious faith, The world moves, and religious conditions are compelled to move with It. i m f

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  1. The Daily Review,
  2. 01 Oct 1901, Tue,
  3. Page 8

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