Illinois vs. August Spies et al. trial transcript no. 1
Synopses of court proceedings, 1886 June 10-1886 Oct. 9.

Volume 1, 25-106, 82 p.

Brief synopses of the proceedings of the Criminal Court of Cook County and the trial of Illinois vs. August Spies et al., from June 10, 1886 through October 9, 1886. Log of the activities of the court including: first day of trial set for June 21, 1886; movement to withdraw the defendants' plea of not guilty - overruled by the court; petition by the defense for separate trials for each defendant - overruled by the court; examination of jurors; witness testimony; verdict and sentencing by the jury and; motion by counsel for the defense for a new trial - overruled by the court.


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United States of America.

State of Illinois, COOK COUNTY. ss.

PLEAS before a branch of the CRIMINAL COURT OF COOK COUNTY, in said County and State, at a term thereof begun and held at the Criminal Court House, in the City of Chicago, in said County, on the first Monday, (being the seventh day) of June, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and eighty-six and of the Independence of the United States the one hundred and tenth

PRESENT: HONORABLE Joseph E. Gary Judge of the Superior Court of Cook County, and Ex Officio Judge of the Criminal Court of Cook County.

Julius S. Grinnell State's Attorney.

Seth F. Hanchett Sheriff of Cook County.

ATTEST: John Stephens Clerk.

And afterwards to wit: on the tenth day of June in the year last aforesaid, it being the term of Court last aforesaid the following among other proceedings, were had and entered of record in said Court, which said proceedings are in the words and figures following, to-wit:

The People of the State of Illinois
vs
August Spies, Michael Schwab
Samuel Fielden, Adolph Fischer
George Engel Louis Lingg and
Oscar W. Neebe impld. &c.
18803 Indictment for Murder

This day again come the said People by Julius S. Grinnell, States Attorney and the said defendants as well in their own proper persons as by their aforesaid Counsel also


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come, and on motion of said States Attorney it is ordered by the Court, that this cause be, and the same is hereby set for trial on Monday June twenty-first A.D.1886

Thereupon it is ordered that the said defendants except Oscar W.Neebe be remanded into the custody of the Sheriff of Cook County.

And afterwards to wit: on the twenty first day of June in the year last aforesaid, it being the term of Court last aforesaid, the following, among other proceedings, were had and entered of record in said Court, which said proceedings are in the words and figures following to wit:

The people of the State of Illinois
vs.
August Spies, Michael Schwab.
Samuel Fielden, Adolph Fischer
George Engel Louis Lingg and
Oscar W. Neebe impld.&c.
18803 Indictment for Murder


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This day again come the said People by Julius S. Grinnell, States Attorney and the said defendants as well in their own proper persons as by their aforesaid Counsel also come, and the said defendants by their Counsel now here move the Court for leave to withdraw their ploa of Not Guilty heretofore rendered to the Indictment in this cause, and the Court hearing Counsel in support of said motion as well as in opposition thereto, and being now fully advised in the premises doth overrule said motion and orders that said motion of said defendants for leave to withdraw their plea of Not Guilty be and the same is hereby overruled accordingly.

The People of the State of Illinois.
vs.
August Spies, Michael Schwab
Samuel Fielden, and Oscar W.Neebe impld.&c.
18803 Indictment for Murder

This day again come the said People by Julius S. Grinnell States Attorney and the said defendants as well in their own proper persons as by their aforesaid Counsel also come, and the said defendants by their Counsel now here move the Court for a separate trial from the other defendants named in the Indictment, and the Court hearing Counsel in support of said motion as well as in opposition thereto, and being now fully advised in the premises doth overrule said motion, and orders that said motion for a separate trial in this cause be and the same is hereby


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overruled accordingly.

The People of the State of Illinois
vs.
Albert R. Parsons impld. &c.
18803 Indictment for Murder

This day come the said People by Julius S. Grinnell, States Attorney and the said defendant as well in his own proper person as by Salomon and Zeisler; W. P. Black and W. A. Foster his Counsel also comes, and he having been furnished with a copy of the Indictment in this cause and lists of the names of the witnesses and Jurors and he being now here duly araigned and forthwith demanded of and concerning the crime alleged against him in said Indictment how he will acquit him-self thereof for a plea in that behalf says that he is Not Guilty in manner and form as charged therein, and of this he puts himself upon the Country and the said People do the like.

And the said defendant by his Counsel now here moves the Court for leave to withdraw his plea of Not Guilty entered herein, and the Court hearing Counsel in support of said motion as well as in opposition thereto, and being now fully advised in the premises doth overrule said motion and orders that said motion of said defendant for leave to withdraw his plea of Not Guilty be, and the same is hereby overruled accordingly.


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The People of the State of Illinois
vs.
August Spies, Michael Schwab.
Samuel Fielden, Albert R. Parsons.
Adolph Fischer, George Engel.
Louis Lingg and Oscar W. Neebe impld. &c.
18803 Indictment for Murder

This day again come the said People by Julius S. Grinnell States Attorney and the said defendants as well in their own proper persons as by their aforesaid Counsel also come.

And now issue being joined it is ordered that a Jury come, whereupon Counsel proceed with the examination of Jurors, and the regular panel of Petit Jurors having been exhausted.

Thereupon it is ordered by the Court that three special Venires for twenty five men each issue out of this Court commanding the Sheriff of Cook County to summon seventy five good and lawful men from the body of Cook County to appear before this Court at the hour of ten o'clock tomorrow morning and from whom to select a Jury for the trial of this cause, and the hour of adjournment having arrived it is ordered that the further selection of a Jury and consideration of this cause be and the same is hereby postponed until the coming in and opening of this court at ten o'clock tomorrow morning, and that in the meantime the said defendants August Spies, Michael Schwab, Samuel Fielden, Albert R. Parsons, Adolph Fischer, George Engel, and Louis Lingg be remanded into the custody of the Sheriff of Cook County.


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And afterwards to wit, on the twenty second day of June in the year last aforesaid, it being the term of Court last aforesaid, the following, among other proceedings, were had and entered of record in said Court, which said proceedings are in the words and figures following, to wit:

The People of the State of Illinois.
vs.
August Spies, Michael Schwab.
Samuel Fielden, Albert R. Parsons
Adolph Fischer, George Engel
Louis Lingg and Oscar W. Neebe impld. &c.
18803 Indictment for Murder

This day again come the said People by Julius S. Grinnell States Attorney and the said defendants as well in their own proper persons as by their aforesaid Counsel also come, and the Sheriff of Cook County having returned into Court the three special Venires issued yesterday, Counsel proceed with the examination of Jurors, and the hour of adjournment having arrived it is ordered that the further selection of a Jury and consideration of this cause be and the same is hereby postponed until the coming in and opening of this Court at ten o'clock tomorrow morning, and that in the meantime the said defendants August Spies, Michael Schwab, Samuel Fielden, Albert R. Parsons, Adolph Fischer, George Engel and Louis Lingg be remanded into the


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custody of the Sheriff of Cook County.

And afterwards to wit: on the twenty third day of June in the year last aforesaid, it being the term of Court last aforesaid, the following, among other proceedings, were had and entered of record in said Court, which said proceedings are in the words and figures following, to-wit:

The People of the State of Illinois.
vs.
August Spies, Michael Schwab.
Samuel Fielden Albert R. Parsons
Adolph Fischer, George Engel
Louis Lingg and Oscar W. Neebe impld. &c.
18803. Indictment for Murder

This day again come the said People by Julius S. Grinnell, States Attorney and the said defendants as well in their own proper persons as by their aforesaid Counsel also come, Counsel proceed with the further examination of Jurors, whereupon it is ordered by the Court that two Special Venires for twenty five men each issue out of this court commanding the Sheriff of Cook County to summon fifty good and lawful men from the body of Cook County to appear before this Court at the hour of ten o'clock tomorrow morning and the hour of adjournment having arrived it is ordered that the further selection of a jury and consideration


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of this cause be, and the same is hereby postponed until the coming in and opening of this Court at ten o'clock tomorrow morning, and that in the meantime the said defendants August Spies Michael Schwab, Samuel Fielden, Albert R. Parsons, Adolph Fischer, George Engel and Louis Lingg be remanded into the custody of the Sheriff of Cook County.

And aftorwards to wit: on the twenty fourth day of June in the year last aforesaid, it being the term of Court last aforesaid, the following, among other proceedings, were had and entered of record in said Court, which said proceedings are in the words and figures following, to-wit:

The People of the State of Illinois.
vs.
August Spies, Michael Schwab.
Samuel Fielden, A Albert R. Parsons.
Adolph Fischer, George Engel.
Louis Lingg and Oscar W. Neebe impld. &c.
18803. Indictment for Murder

This day again come the said People by Julius S. Grinnell States Attorney and the said defendants as well in their own proper persons as by their aforesaid Counsel also come, and the Sheriff of Cook County having returned into Court the two special Venires issued yesterday, Counsel proceed with the further examination of


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Jurors, whereupon it is ordered by the Court that three special Venires for twenty-five men each issue out of this Court commanding the Sheriff of Cook County to summon seventy-five good and lawful men from the body of Cook County to appear before this Court at the hour of ten o'clock to-morrow morning, and the hour of adjournment having arrived it is ordered that the further selection of a Jury and consideration of this cause be, and the same is hereby postponed until the coming in and opening of this Court at ten o'clock to-morrow morning, and that in the mean time the said defendants August Spies, Michael Schwab, Samuel Fielden, Albert R. Parsons, Adolph Fischer, George Engel and Louis Lingg be remanded into the custody of the Sheriff of Cook County.

And afterwards to wit: on the twenty fifth day of June in the year last aforesaid, it being the term of Court last aforesaid, the following among other proceedings were had and entered of record in said Court, which said proceedings are in the words and figures following to wit:

The People of the State of Illinois.
vs.
August Spies, Michael Schwab.
Samuel Fielden, Albert R. Parsons.
Adolph Sischer, George Engel
Louis Lingg and Oscar W. Neebe impld. &c.
18803. Indictment for Murder.


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This day again come the said People by Julius S. Grinnell, States Attorney and the said defendants as well in their own proper persons as by their aforesaid counsel also come, and the Sheriff of Cook County having returned into Court the three special Venires issued yesterday, Counsel proceed with the further examination of Jurors, and J. H. Cole, S. G. Randall, T. E. Denker and C. B. Todd having been selected were sworn to try this cause, where upon it is ordered by the Court that three special Venires for twenty-five men each issue out of this Court commanding the Sheriff of Cook County to summon seventy-five good and lawful men from the body of Cook County to appear before this Court at the hour of ten o'clock to-morrow morning, and the hour of adjournment having arrived it is ordered that the further selection of a Jury and consideration of this cause be and the same is hereby postponed until the coming in and opening of this Court at ten o'clock to-morrow morning, and that in the meantime the four jurors aforesaid remain in the custody of two sworn officers of this Court to be by them kept together and returned into Court at the hour last aforesaid.

Thereupon it is ordered, that the said defendants August Spies, Michael Schwab, Samuel Fielden, Albert R. Parsons, Adolph Fischer, George Engel, and Louis Lingg be remanded into the custody of the Sheriff of Cook County.


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And afterwards to-wit: on the twenty-sixth day of June in the year last aforesaid, it being the term of court last aforesaid, the following among other proceedings were had and entered of record in said Court which said proceedings are in the words and figures following, to-wit:

The People of the State of Illinois:
vs.
August Spies, Michael Schwab.
Samuel Fielden, Albert R. Parsons.
Adolph Fischer, George Engel.
Louis Lingg and Oscar W. Neebe impld. &c.
18803 Indictment for Murder

This day again come the said People by Julius S. Grinnell, States Attorney and the said defendants as well in their own proper persons as by their aforesaid Counsel also come, and also come the four jurors yesterday selected and sworn herein, and the Sheriff of Cook County having returned in to Court the three special Venires issued yesterday, Counsel proceed with the further examination of Jurors, and the hour of adjournment having arrived it is ordered that the further selection of a Jury and consideration of this cause be and the same is here by postponed until the coming in and opening of this Court at ten o'clock Monday morning June twenty eighth A.D. 1886 and that in the meantime the four jurors aforesaid remain in the custody of two sworn officers of this Court to be by them kept together and returned into Court at the hour last aforesaid.


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Thereupon it is ordered, that the said defendants August Spies, Michael Schwab, Samuel Fielden, Albert R. Parsons, Adolph Fischer, George Engel and Louis Lingg be remanded into the custody of the Sheriff of Cook County.

And afterwards to wit: on the twenty eighth day of June in the year last aforesaid, it being the term of Court last aforesaid the following, among other proceedings, were had and entered of record in said Court, which said proceedings are in the words and figures following to wit:

The People of the State of Illinois
vs.
August Spies, Michael Schwab.
Samuel Fielden, Albert R. Parsons.
Adolph Fischer, George Engel
Louis Lingg and Oscar W. Neebe impld. &c.
18803 Indictment for Murder

This day again come the said People by Julius S. Grinnell, States Attorney and the said defendants as well in their own proper persons as by their aforesaid Counsel also come and also come the four Jurors selected and sworn herein, Counsel proceed with the further examination of Jurors, whereupon it is ordered


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by the Court that two special Venires for twenty five men each issue out of this Court commanding the Sheriff of Cook County to summon fifty good and lawful men from the body of Cook County to appear before this Court returnable forthwith, and the Sheriff of Cook County having returned into Court the two special Venires issued herein Counsel proceed with the further examination of Jurors, and the hour of adjournment having arrived it is ordered that the further selection of a Jury and consideration of this cause be and the same is hereby postponed until the coming in and opening of this Court at ten o'clock to-morrow morning, and that in the meantime the four jurors aforesaid remain in the custody of two sworn officers of this Court to be by them kept together and returned into Court at the hour last aforesaid.

Thereupon it is ordered, that the said Defendants August Spies, Michael Schwab, Samuel Fielden, Albert R.Parsons, Adolph Fischer, George Engel and Louis Lingg be remanded into the custody of the Sheriff of Cook County.


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And afterwards to wit: on the twenty-ninth day of June in the year last aforesaid, it being the term of Court last aforesaid, the following among other proceedings, were had and entered of record in said court, which said proceedings are in the words and figures following to-wit:

The People of the State of Illinois
vs.
August Spies, Michael Schwab
Samuel Fielden, Albert R.Parsons
Adolph Fischer, George Engel
Louis Lingg and Oscar W?Neebe impld.&c.
18803 Indictment for Murder.

This day again come the said People by Julius S.Grinnell States Attorney and the said defendants as well in their own proper persons as by their aforesaid Counsel also come, and also come the four Jurors selected and sworn herein, Counsel proceed with the further examination of jurors, whereupon it is ordered by the Court that three special Venires each for fifty Petit Jurors issue, one returnable at ten o'clock to-morrow morning, one returnable at two o'clock tomorrow afternoon, and one returnable at ten o'clock Thursday morning July first A.D.1886.

And now upon objection by Counsel for defendants, to the Sheriff summoning said Jurors, it is ordered by the Court that Henry L.Ryce be, and he is hereby appointed a Special Bailiff


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to serve said Venires and to summon Jurors for the trial of this cause, and the hour of adjourment having arrived it is ordered that the further selection of a Jury and consideration of this cause be, and the same is hereby postponed until the coming in and opening of this Court at ten o'clock tomorrow morning, and that in the meantime the four jurors aforesaid remain in the custody of two sworn officers of this Court to be by them kept together and returned into Court at the hour last aforesaid.

Thereupon it is ordered, that the said defendants August Spies, Michael Schwab, Samuel Fielden, Albert R. Parsons, Adolph Fischer, George Engel and Louis Lingg be remanded into the custody of the Sheriff of Cook County.

And afterwards to wit: on the thirtieth day of June in the year last aforesaid, it being the term of court last aforesaid the following among other proceedings, were had and entered of record in said Court which said proceedings are in the words and figures following to-wit:


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The People of the State of Illinois
vs.
August Spies, Michael Schwab.
Samuel Fielden, Albert R.Parsons.
Adolph Fischer, George Engel
Louis Lingg and Oscar W.Neebe impld.&C.
18803 Indictment for Murder.

This day again come the said People by Julius S.Grinnell, States Attorney and the said defendants as well in their own proper persons as by their aforesaid Counsel also come, and also come the four Jurors selected and sworn herein, and Henry L. Ryce Special Bailiff having returned Venire for fifty Jurors returnable at ten o'clock to-day, Counsel proceed with the further examination of Jurors, and the hour of adjournment having arrived it is ordered that the further selection of a Jury and consideration of this cause be and the same is hereby postponed until the coming in and opening of this Court at ten o'clock to-morrow morning, and that in the meantime the four jurors aforesaid remain in the custody of two sworn Officers of this Court to be by them kept together and returned into Court at the hour last aforesaid.

Thereupon it is ordered that the said defendants August Spies, Michael Schwab, Samuel Fielden, Albert R.Parsons, Adolph Fischer, George Engel and Louis Lingg be remanded into the custody of the Sheriff of Cook County.


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And afterwards to wit: on the first day of July in the year last aforesaid, it being the term of Court last aforesaid the following among other proceedings, were had and entered of record in said Court, which said proceedings are in the words and figures following, to-wit:

The people of the State of Illinois.
vs.
August Spies, Michael Schwab.
Samuel Fielden, Albert R.Parsons.
Adolph Fischer, George Engel.
Louis Lingg and Oscar W.Neebe impld.&c.
18803 Indictment for Murder

This day again come the said People by Julius S.Grinnell States Attorney and the said defendants as well in their own proper persons as by their aforesaid Counsel also come and also come the four Jurors selected and sworn herein, Counsel proceed with the further examination of Jurors, whereupon it is ordered by the Court that a special venire issue, directed to Henry L.Ryce Special Bailiff for seventy five Petit Jurors returnable July second, A.D.1886 and the hour of adjournment having arrived it is ordered that the further selection of a Jury and consideration of this cause be, and the same is hereby postponed until the coming in and opening of this Court at ten o'clock to-morrow morning, and that in the meantime


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time the four Jurors aforesaid remain in the custody of two sworn officers of this Court to be by them kept together and returned into Court at the hour last aforesaid.

Thereupon, it is ordered, that the said defendants, August Spies, Michael Schwab, Samuel Fielden, Albert R. Parsons, Adolph Fischer, George Engel and Louis Lingg be remanded into the custody of the Sheriff of Cook County.

And afterwards to wit: on the second day of July in the year last aforesaid, it being the term of Court last aforesaid, the following, among other proceedings, were had and entered of record in said Court, which said proceedings are in the words and figures following, to-wit:

The people of the State of Illinois.
vs.
August Spies, Michael Schwab.
Samuel Fielden, Albert R. Parsons.
Adolph Fischer, George Engel
Louis Lingg and Oscar W. Neebe impld. &c.
18803 Indictment for Murder

This day again come the said People by Julius S. Grinnell, States Attorney and the said defendants as well in their own proper persons as by their aforesaid Counsel also come, Counsel proceed with the further examination of Jurors, whereupon


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it is ordered by the Court that a special Venire issue directed to Henry L. Ryce special Bailiff for seventy five Petit Jurors returnable Monday July fifth A. D. 1886 and the hour of adjournment having arrived it is ordered that the further selection of a Jury and consideration of this cause be and the same is hereby postponed until the coming in and opening of this Court at ten o'clock tomorrow morning, and that in the meantime the four jurors aforesaid remain in the custody of two sworn officers of this Court to be by them kept together and returned into Court at the hour last aforesaid.

Thereupon it is ordered, that the said defendants, August Spies, Michael Schwab, Samuel Fielden, Albert R. Parsons, Adolph Fischer, George Engel and Louis Lingg be remanded into the custody of the Sheriff of Cook County.

And afterwards to wit: on the third day of July in the year last aforesaid, it being the term of Court last aforesaid, the following among other proceedings, were had and entered of Record in said Court, which said proceedings are in the words and figures following, to-wit:

The people of the State of Illinois.
vs.
August Spies, Michael Schwab.
Samuel Fielden, Albert R. Parsons
Adolph Fischer, George Engel
18803 Indictment for Murder


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Louis Lingg and Oscar W. Neebe impld. &c.

This day again come the said People by Julius S. Grinnell, States Attorney and the said defendants as well in their own proper persons as by their aforesaid Counsel also come, Counsel proceed with the further examination of Jurors and the hour of adjournment having arrived it is ordered that the further examination of Jurors and trial of this cause be and the same is hereby continued until the first day of the next term of this Court Monday July fifth A.D. 1886, and that in the meantime the four Jurors aforesaid, and the Jurors under examination remain in the custody of two sworn officers of this Court to be by them kept together and returned into Court at the coming in and opening thereof on the said first day of the next term of this Court.

Thereupon it is ordered, that the said defendants, August Spies, Michael Schwab, Samuel Fielden, Albert R. Parsons, Adolph Fischer, George Engel and Louis Lingg be remanded into the custody of the Sheriff of Cook County.


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United States of America.

State of Illinois, COOK COUNTY. ss.

PLEAS before a branch of the CRIMINAL COURT OF COOK COUNTY, in said County and State, at a term thereof began and held at the Criminal Court House, in the City of Chicago, in said County, on the first Monday, (being the fifth day) of July, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and eighty-six and of the Independence of the United States the one hundred and eleventh

PRESENT: HONORABLE Joseph E. Gary. Judge of the Superior Court of Cook County, and Ex Officio Judge of the Criminal Court of Cook County.

Julius S. Grinnell State's Attorney.

Seth F. Hanchett Sheriff of Cook County.

ATTEST: John Stephens Clerk.

And afterwards to wit: on the fifth day of July in the year last aforesaid, it being the term of Court last aforesaid, the following among other proceedings were had and entered of record in said Court, which said proceedings are in the words and figures following, to wit:

The people of the State of Illinois.
vs.
August Spies, Michael Schwab.
Samuel Fielden, Albert R. Parsons.
Adolph Fischer, George Engel.
Louis Lingg and Oscar W. Neebe impld. &c.
18803 Indictment for Murder.

This day again come the said People


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by Julius S. Grinnell, States Attorney and the said defendants as well in their own proper persons as by their aforesaid Counsel also come, and also come the four Jurors selected and sworn herein, Counsel proceed with the further examination of Jurors. whereupon it is ordered by the Court that a Special Venire issue, directed to Henry L. Ryce special bailiff for one hundred Petit Jurors returnable tomorrow and the hour of adjournment having arrived it is ordered that the further selection of a Jury and consideration of this cause be, and the same is hereby postponed until the coming in and opening of this Court at ten o'clock tomorrow morning, and that in the meantime the four Jurors aforesaid, and the Jurors under examination remain in the custody of two sworn officers of this Court to be by them kept together and returned into Court at the hour last aforesaid.

Thereupon it is ordered, that the said defendants August Spies, Michael Schwab, Samuel Fielden, Albert R. Parsons, Adolph Fischer, George Engel and Louis Lingg be remanded into the custody of the Sheriff of Cook County.

And Afterwards to wit: on the sixth day of July in the year last aforesaid, it being the term of Court last aforesaid, the following, among other proceedings, were had and entered of Record in said Court, which said proceedings are in the words and figures following to-wit:


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The People of the State of Illinois
vs.
August Spies, Michael Schwab.
Samuel Fielden, Albert R.Parsons
Adolph Fischer, George Engel.
Louis Lingg and Oscar W.Neebe impld.&c.
18803 Indictment for Murder

This day again come the said People by Julius S. Grinnell, States Attorney, and the said defendants as well in their own proper persons as by their aforesaid Counsel also come, and also come the four Jurors selected and sworn herein, Counsel proceed with the further examination of Jurors, and the hour of adjournment having arrived it is ordered that the further selection of a Jury and consideration of this cause be, and the same is hereby postponed until the coming in and opening of this court at ten o'clock to-morrow morning, and that in the meantime the four Jurors aforesaid, and those under examination remain in the custody of two sworn officers of this Court to be by them kept together and returned into Court at the hour last aforesaid.

Thereupon it is ordered that the said defendants August Spies, Michael Schwab, Samuel Fielden, Albert R.Parsons, Adolph Fischer, George Engel and Louis Lingg be remanded into the custody of the Sheriff of Cook County.


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And afterwards to wit: on the seventh day of July in the year last aforesaid, it being the term of Court last aforesaid, the following among other proceedings, were had and entered of Record in said Court, which said proceedings are in the words and figures following to wit:

The People of the State of Illinois
vs.
August Spies, Michael Schwab.
Samuel Fielden, Albert R.Parsons.
Adolph Fischer, George Engel
Louis Lingg and Oscar W.Neebe impld.&c.
18803 Indictment for Murder.

This day again come the said People by Julius S.Grinnell, States Attorney and the said defendants as well in their own proper persons as by their aforesaid Counsel also come, and also come the four Jurors selected and sworn herein, Counsel proceed with the further examination of Jurors. Whereupon it is ordered by the Court that a special Venire issue, directed to Henry L. Ryce special bailiff for one hundred Petit Jurors returnable July eighth A.D. 1886, and the hour of adjournment having arrived it is ordered that the further selection of a Jury and consideration of this cause be, and the same is hereby postponed until the coming in and opening of this Court at ten o'clock to-morrow morning, and that in the meantime the four Jurors aforesaid


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remain in the custody of two sworn officers of this Court to be by them kept together and returned into Court at the hour last aforesaid.

Thereupon it is ordered, that the said defendants August Spies, Michael Schwab, Samuel Fielden, Albert R.Parsons, Adolph Fischer, George Engel and Louis Lingg be remanded into the custody of the Sheriff of Cook County.

And afterwards to wit: on the eighth day of July in the year last aforesaid, it being the term of Court last aforesaid, the following, among other proceedings, were had and entered of record in said Court, which said proceedings are in the words and figures following, to wit:

The People of the State of Illinois.
vs.
August Spies, Michael Schwab.
Samuel Fielden, Albert R.Parsons
Adolph Fischer, George Engel
Louis Lingg and Oscar W.Neebe impld.&c.
18803 Indictment for Murder.

This day again come the said People by Julius S.Grinnell, States Attorney and the said defendants as well


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in their own proper persons as by their aforesaid Counsel also come, and also come the four Jurors selected and sworn herein, Counsel proceed with the further examination of Jurors, and Frank S.Osborne, Charles H.Ludwig, A.Hamilton and J.H.Brayton having been selected they were duly sworn to try this cause, whereupon it is ordered by the Court that a Special Venire issue, directed to Henry L.Ryce special bailiff for one hundred Petit Jurors returnable July tenth A.D. 1886, and the hour of adjournment having arrived it is ordered that the further selection of a Jury and consideration of this cause be and the same is hereby postponed until the coming in and opening of this Court at ten o'clock to-morrow morning and that in the meantime the eight jurors aforesaid remain in the custody of two sworn officers of this Court to be by them kept together and returned into Court at the hour last aforesaid.

Thereupon it is ordered, that the said defendants August Spies, Michael Schwab, Samuel Fielden, Albert R.Parsons, Adolph Fischer, George Engel and Louis Lingg be remanded into the custody of the Sheriff of Cook County.

And afterwards to wit: on the ninth day of July in the year last aforesaid, it being the term of Court last aforesaid, the following, among other proceedings, were had and entered of record in said Court, which said proceedings are in the words and figures following to wit:


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The People of the State of Illinois.
vs.
August Spies, Michael Schwab.
Samuel Fielden, Albert R.Parsons.
Adolph Fischer, George Engel
Louis Lingg and Oscar W.Neebe impld.&c.
18803 Indictment for Murder.

This day again come the said People by Julius S.Grinnell, States Attorney, and the said defendants as well in their own proper persons as by their aforesaid Counsel also come and also come the eight Jurors selected and sworn herein, Counsel proceed with the further examination of Jurors and the hour of adjournment having arrived, it is ordered that the further selection of a Jury and consideration of this cause be, and the same is hereby postponed until the coming in and opening of this Court at ten o'clock to-morrow morning and that in the meantime the eight Jurors aforesaid remain in the custody of two sworn officers of this Court to be by them kept together and returned into Court at the hour last aforesaid.

Thereupon it is ordered that the said defendants August Spies, Michael Schwab, Samuel Fielden, Albert R.Parsons, Adolph Fischer, George Engel and Louis Lingg be remanded into the custody of the Sheriff of Cook County.

And afterwards to wit: on the tenth day of July in the year last aforesaid, it being the term of Court last aforesaid, the following


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among other proceedings were had and entered of record in said Court, which said proceedings are in the words and figures following, to-wit:

The People of the State of Illinois
vs.
August Spies, Michael Schwab.
Samuel Fielden, Albert R.Parsons
Adolph Fischer, George Engel
Louis Lingg and Oscar W.Neebe impld.&c.
18803. Indictment for Murder.

This day again come the said People by Julius S.Grinnell, States Attorney, and the said defendants as well in their own proper persons as by their aforesaid Counsel also come, and also come the eight Jurors selected and sworn herein, Counsel proceed with the further examination of Jurors, and the hour of adjournment having arrived it is ordered that the further selection of a Jury and consideration of this cause be and the same is hereby postponed until the coming in and opening of this Court at ten o'clock Monday morning July twelfth A.D.1886, and that in the meantime the eight Jurors aforesaid, remain in the custody of two sworn officers of this Court to be by them kept together and returned into Court at the hour last aforesaid.

Thereupon it is ordered, that the said defendants August Spies, Michael Schwab, Samuel Fielden, Albert R.Parsons, Adolph Fischer, George Engel and Louis Lingg be remanded


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into the custody of the Sheriff of Cook County.

And afterwards to wit: on the twelfth day of July in the year last aforesaid it being the term of Court last aforesaid, the following among other proceedings were had and entered of record in said Court, which said proceedings are in the words and figures following, to wit:

The People of the State of Illinois.
vs.
August Spies, Michael Schwab.
Samuel Fielden, Albert R.Parsons
Adolph Fischer, George Engel
Louis Lingg and Oscar W.Neebe impld.&c.
18803 Indictment for Murder.

This day again come the said People by Julius S.Grinnell States Attorney and the said defendants as well in their own proper persons as by their aforesaid Counsel also come, and also come the eight Jurors selected and sworn herein, Counsel proceed with the further examination of Jurors, whereupon it is ordered by the Court that a Special Venire issue, directed to Henry L.Ryce Special Bailiff for one Hundred petit Jurors returnable July thirteenth A.D.1886, and the hour of adjournment having arrived it is ordered that the further selection of a Jury and


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consideration of this cause be and the same is hereby postponed until the coming in and opening of this court at ten o'clock tomorrow morning, and that in the meantime the eight Jurors aforesaid remain in the custody of two sworn officers of this Court to be by them kept together and returned into Court at the hour last aforesaid.

Thereupon it is ordered, that the said defendants August Spies, Michael Schwab, Samuel Fielden, Albert R.Parsons, Adolph Fischer, George Engel and Louis Lingg be remanded into the custody of the Sheriff of Cook County.

And afterwards to wit: on the thirteenth day of July in the year last aforesaid, it being the term of Court last aforesaid, the following among other proceedings were had and entered of record in said court which said proceedings are in the words and figures following to wit:

The People of the State of Illinois.
vs.
August Spies, Michael Schwab.
Samuel Fielden, Albert R.Parsons
Adolph Fischer, George Engel
Louis Lingg and Oscar W.Neebe impld.&c.
18803 Indictment for Murder

This day again come the said People by Julius S.Grinnell, States Attorney and the said defendants as well in


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their own proper persons as by their aforesaid Counsel also come, and also come the eight Jurors selected and sworn herein, Counsel proceed with the further examination of Jurors, whereupon it is ordered by the Court that a special Venire issue directed to Henry L.Ryce special Bailiff for one Hundred Petit Jurors returnable July fourteenth A.D.1886 and the hour of adjournment having arrived it is ordered that the further selection of a Jury and consideration of this cause be, and the same is hereby postponed until the coming in and opening of this Court at ten o'clock to-morrow morning and that in the meantime the eight Jurors aforesaid remain in the custody of two sworn officers of this Court to be by them kept together and returned into Court at the hour last aforesaid.

Thereupon it is ordered, that the said defendants August Spies, Michael Schwab, Samuel Fielden, Albert R.Parsons, Adolph Fisher, George Engel and Louis Lingg be remanded into the custody of the Sheriff of Cook County.

And afterwards to wit: on the fourteenth day of July in the year last aforesaid, it being the term of Court last aforesaid, the following, among other proceedings were had and entered of record in said court which said proceedings are in the words and figures following to wit:


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The People of the State of Illinois.
vs.
August Spies, Michael Schwab.
Samuel Fielden, Albert R.Parsons
Adolph Fischer, George Engel.
Louis Lingg and Oscar W.Neebe Impld.&c.
18803 Indictment for Murder

This day again come the said People by Julius S.Grinnell States Attorney and the said defendants as well in their own proper persons as by their aforesaid Counsel also come, and also come the eight Jurors selected and sworn herein, Counsel proceed with the further examination of Jurors, and Henry L.Ryce special Bailiff having returned into Court the Venire issued yesterday

The defendants present to the Court a challenge to the array of persons summoned as Jurors and ask that the People be required to plead answer or demur to the same, which request is denied by the Court and the defendants except, and the hour of adjournment having arrived it is ordered that the further selection of a Jury and consideration of this cause be, and the same is hereby postponed until the coming in and opening of this Court at ten o'clock to-morrow morning, and that in the meantime the eight Jurors aforesaid remain in the custody of two sworn officers of this Court to be by them kept together and returned into Court at the hour last aforesaid.

Thereupon it is ordered that the said defendants August Spies, Michael Schwab, Samuel Fielden, Albert R.Parsons, Adolph


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Fischer, George Engel and Louis Lingg be remanded into the custody of the Sheriff of Cook County.

And afterwards to wit: on the fifteenth day of July in the year last aforesaid, it being the term of Court last aforesaid, the following among other proceedings, were had and entered of record in said Court, which said proceedings are in the words and figures following to wit:

The People of the State of Illinois
vs.
August Spies, Michael Schwab
Samuel Fielden Albert R. Parsons
Adolph Fischer George Engel
Louis Lingg and Oscar W.Neebe impld. &c.
18803 Indictment for Murder

This day again come the said People by Julius S.Grinnell States Attorney and the said defendants as well in their own proper persons as by their aforesaid Counsel also come, and also come the eight Jurors selected and sworn herein, Counsel proceed with the further examination of Jurors and John B.Greiner G.W.Adams, A.H.Reed and H.T.Sanford. having been selected were duly sworn, and the panel of the Jury for the trial of this cause being now filled the Jury hear the opening statement of the States Attorney, and the hour of adjournment having arrived it is ordered


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that the further consideration of this cause be: and the same is hereby postponed until the coming in and opening of this Court at ten o'clock to morrow morning, and that in the meantime the Jury aforesaid remain in the custody of two sworn officers of this Court to be by them kept together and returned into Court at the hour last aforesaid.

Thereupon it is ordered, that the said defendants August Spies, Michael Schwab, Samuel Fielden, Albert R.Parsons, Adolph Fischer, George Engel and Louis Lingg be remanded into the custody of the sheriff of Cook County.

And afterwards to wit: on the sixteenth day of July in the year last aforesaid, it being the term of Court last aforesaid, the following among other proceedings, were had and entered of record in said Court which said proceedings are in the words and figures following to wit:

The people of the State of Illinois
vs.
August Spies, Michael Schwab.
Samuel Fielden, Albert R.Parsons.
Adolph Fischer, George Engel
Louis Lingg and Oscar W.Neebe impld. &c.
18803 Indictment for Murder.

This day again come the said People by Julius S.Grinnell, States Attorney and the said defendants as well


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in their own proper persons as by their aforesaid Counsel also come and also come the Jurors of the Jury aforesaid and the aforesaid Jury hearing testimony of witnesses and the hour of adjournment having arrived it is ordered that the further consideration of this cause be and the same is hereby postponed until the coming in and opening of this Court at ten o'clock tomorrow morning, and that in the meantime the Jury aforesaid remain in the custody of two sworn officers of this Court to be by them kept together and returned into Court at the hour last aforesaid.

Thereupon it is ordered that the said defendants August Spies, Michael Schwab, Samuel Fielden, Albert R.Parsons Adolph Fischer, George Engel and Louis Lingg be remanded into the custody of the Sheriff of Cook County.

And afterwards to wit: on the seventeenth day of July in the year last aforesaid, it being the term of Court last aforesaid, the following, among other proceedings, were had and entered of record in said Court, which said proceedings are in the words and figures following, to-wit:


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The People of the State of Illinois
vs.
August Spies Michael Schwab.
Samuel Fielden, Albert R.Parsons.
Adolph Fischer, George Engel.
Louis Lingg and Oscar W.Neebe impld. &c.
18803 Indictment for Murder.

This day again come the said People by Julius S.Grinnell States Attorney and the said defendants as well in their own proper persons as by their aforesaid Counsel also come and also come the Jurors of the Jury aforesaid, and the aforesaid Jury hearing further testimony of witnesses, and the hour of adjournment having arrived it is ordered that the further consideration of this cause be and the same is hereby postponed until the coming in and opening of this Court at ten o'clock Monday morning July nineteenth A.D.1886, and that in the meantime the Jury aforesaid remain in the custody of two sworn officers of this Court to be by them kept together and returned into Court at the hour last aforesaid.

Thereupon it is ordered, that the said defendants August Spies, Michael Schwab, Samuel Fielden, Albert R.Parsons, Adolph Fischer, George Engel and Louis Lingg be remanded into the custody of the Sheriff of Cook County.

And afterwards to wit: on the nineteenth day of July in the year last aforesaid,


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it being the term of Court last aforesaid, the following, among other proceedings, were had and entered of record in said Court, which said proceedings are in the words and figures following to wit:

The people of the State of Illinois
vs
August Spies, Michael Schwab.
Samuel Fielden, Albert R.Parsons
Adolph Fischer, George Engel
Louis Lingg and Oscar W.Neebe impld. &c.
18803 Indictment for Murder

This day again come the said People by Julius S.Grinnell States Attorney and the said defendants as well in their own proper persons as by their aforesaid Counsel also come, and also come the Jurors of the Jury aforesaid, and the aforesaid Jury hearing further testimony of witnesses, and the hour of adjournment having arrived it is ordered that the further consideration of this cause be and the same is hereby postponed until the coming in and opening of this Court at ten o'clock tomorrow morning and that in the meantime the Jury aforesaid remain in the custody of two sworn officers of this Court to be by them kept together and returned into Court at the hour last aforesaid.

Thereupon it is ordered, that the said defendants August Spies, Michael Schwab, Samuel Fielden, Albert R.Parsons Adolph Fischer, George Engel, and Louis Lingg be remanded into the


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custody of the Sheriff of Cook County.

And afterwards to wit: on the twentieth day of July in the year last aforesaid, it being the term of Court last aforesaid, the following among other proceedings, were had and entered of record in said Court, which said proceedings are in the words and figures, following, to wit:

The people of the State of Illinois
vs
August Spies, Michael Schwab.
Samuel Fielden, Albert R.Parsons.
Adolph Fischer, George Engel.
Louis Lingg and Oscar W.Neebe impld.&c.
18803 Indictment for Murder

This day again come the said People by Julius S.Grinnell, States Attorney and the said defendants as well in their own proper persons as by their aforesaid Counsel also come and also come the Jurors of the Jury aforesaid and the aforesaid Jury hearing further testimony of witnesses, and the hour of adjournment having arrived it is ordered that the further consideration of this cause be, and the same is hereby postponed until the coming in and opening of this Court at ten o'clock tomorrow morning,


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and that in the meantime the Jury aforesaid remain in the custody of two sworn officers of this Court to be by them kept together and returned into Court at the hour last aforesaid.

Thereupon, it is ordered, that the said defendants August Spies, Michael Schwab, Samuel Fielden, Albert R.Parsons, Adolph Fischer, George Engel, and Louis Lingg be remanded into the custody of the Sheriff of Cook County.

And afterwards, to wit: on the twenty first day of July in the year last aforesaid, it being the term of Court last aforesaid, the following among other proceedings were had and entered of record in said Court which said proceedings are in the words and figures following to wit:

The people of the State of Illinois
vs.
August Spies, Michael Schwab.
Samuel Fielden, Albert R.Parsons,
Adolph Fischer, George Engel
Louis Lingg and Oscar W.Neebe impld.&c.
18803 Indictment for Murder.

This day again come the said People by Julius S.Grinnell States Attorney and the said defendants as well in


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their own proper persons as by their aforesaid Counsel also come, and also come the Jurors of the Jury aforesaid, and the aforesaid Jury hearing further testimony of witnesses, and the hour of adjournment having arrived it is ordered that the further consideration of this cause be, and the same is hereby postponed until the coming in, and opening of this Court at ten o'clock to-morrow morning, and that in the meantime the Jury aforesaid remain in the custody of two sworn officers of this Court to be by them kept together and returned into Court at the hour last aforesaid

Thereupon it is ordered, that the said defendants August Spies, Michael Schwab, Samuel Fielden, Albert R. Parsons, Adolph Fischer, George Engel and Louis Lingg be remanded into the custody of the Sheriff of Cook County.

And afterwards to wit: on the twenty second day of July in the year last aforesaid, it being the term of Court last aforesaid, the following among other proceedings were had and entered of record in said Court which said proceedings are in the words and figures following to wit:

The people of the State of Illinois
vs.
August Spies, Michael Schwab.
Samuel Fielden, Albert R.Parsons.
18803 Indictment for Murder.


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Adolph Fischer, George Engel
Louis Lingg and Oscar W.Neebe impld.&c.

This day again come the said People by Julius S.Grinnell, States Attorney and the said defendants as well in their own proper persons as by their aforesaid Counsel also come, and also come the Jurors of the Jury aforesaid and the aforesaid Jury hearing further testimony of witnesses and the hour of adjournment having arrived it is ordered that the further consideration of this cause be, and the same is hereby postponed until the coming in and opening of this Court at ten o'clock to-morrow morning, and that in the meantime the Jury aforesaid remain in the custody of two sworn officers of this Court to be by them kept together and returned into Court at the hour last aforesaid.

Thereupon it is ordered, that the said defendants, August Spies, Michael Schwab, Samuel Fielden, Albert R.Parsons, Adolph Fischer, George Engel, and Louis Lingg be remanded into the custody of the Sheriff of Cook County.

And afterwards to wit: on the twenty third day of July in the year last aforesaid, it being the term of Court last aforesaid, the following among other proceedings were had and entered of record in said Court which said proceedings are


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in the words and figures following to-wit:

The people of the State of Illinois
vs.
August Spies, Michael Schwab.
Samuel Fielden Albert R.Parsons.
Adolph Fischer, George Engel
Louis Lingg and Oscar W.Neebe impld'&c.
18803 Indictment for Murder

This day again come the said People by Julius S.Grinnell States Attorney and the said defendants as well in their own proper persons as by their aforesaid Counsel also come, and also come the Jurors of the Jury aforesaid, and the aforesaid Jury hearing further testimony of witnesses, and the hour of adjournment having arrived it is ordered that the further consideration of this cause be and the same is hereby postponed until the coming in and opening of this Court at ten o'clock to-morrow morning, and that in the meantime the Jury aforesaid remain in the custody of two sworn officers of this Court to be by them kept together and returned into Court at the hour last aforesaid.

Thereupon it is ordered that the said defendants August Spies, Michael Schwab, Samuel Fielden, Albert R. Parsons, Adolph Fischer, George Engel and Louis Lingg be remanded into the custody of the Sheriff of Cook County.


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And afterwards to wit: on the twenty fourth day of July in the year last aforesaid, it being the term of Court last aforesaid, the following, among other proceedings, were had and entered of record, in said Court, which said proceedings are in the words and figures following, to wit:

The people of the State of Illinois
vs.
August Spies, Michael Schwab.
Samuel Fielden, Albert R.Parsons
Adolph Fischer, George Engel
Louis Lingg and Oscar W.Neebe impld.&c.
18803 Indictment for Murder.

This day again come the said People by Julius S.Grinnell, States Attorney and the said defendants as well in their own proper persons as by their aforesaid Counsel, also come, and also come the Jurors of the Jury aforesaid, and the aforesaid Jury hearing further testimony of witnesses, and the hour of adjournment having arrived it is ordered that the further consideration of this cause be, and the same is hereby postponed until the coming in and opening of this Court at ten o'clock Monday morning July twenty sixth A.D.1886 and that in the mean time the Jury aforesaid remain in the custody of two sworn officers of this Court to be by them kept together and returned into Court at the hour last aforesaid.


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Thereupon it is ordered, that the said defendants August Spies, Michael Schwab, Samuel Fielden, Albert R.Parsons, Adolph Fischer, George Engel and Louis Lingg be remanded into the custody of the Sheriff of Cook County.

And afterwards to wit: on the twenty sixth day of July in the year last aforesaid, it being the term of Court last aforesaid, the following among other proceedings, were had and entered of record in said Court, which said proceedings are in the words and figures following to wit:

The people of the State of Illinois.
vs.
August Spies, Michael Schwab.
Samuel Fielden, Albert R.Parsons.
Adolph Fischer, George Engel.
Louis Lingg and Oscar W.Neebe impld.&c.
18803 Indictment for Murder.

This day again come the said People by Julius S.Grinnell, States Attorney and the said defendants as well in their own proper persons as by their aforesaid Counsel also come, and also come the Jurors of the Jury aforesaid and the aforesaid


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Jury hearing further testimony of witnesses, and the hour of adjournment having arrived it is ordered that the further consideration of this cause be, and the same is hereby postponed until the coming in and opening of this Court at ten o'clock to-morrow morning, and that in the meantime the Jury aforesaid remain in the custody of two sworn officers of this Court to be by them kept together and returned into Court at the hour last aforesaid.

Thereupon it is ordered, that the said defenants August Spies, Michael Schwab, Samuel Fielden, Albert R.Parsons, Adolph Fischer, George Engel and Louis Lingg be remanded into the custody of the Sheriff of Cook County.

And afterwards to wit: on the twenty seventh day of July in the year last aforesaid, it being the term of Court last aforesaid, the following among other proceedings, were had and entered of record in said Court which said proceedings are in the words and figures following to wit:

The People of the State of Illinois
vs.
August Spies, Michael Schwab.
18803 Indictment for Murder


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Samuel Fielden, Albert R.Parsons
Adolph Fischer, George Engel
Louis Lingg and Oscar W.Neebe impld.&c.

This day again come the said People by Jullus S.Grinnell, States Attorney and the said defendants as well in their own proper persons as by their aforesaid Counsel also come, and also come the Jurors of the Jury aforesaid, and the aforesaid Jury hearing further testimony of witnesses and the hour of adjournment having arrived it is ordered that the further consideration of this cause be, and the same is hereby postponed until the coming in and opening of this Court at ten o'clock to-morrow morning, and that in the meantime the Jury aforesaid remain in the custody of two sworn officers of this Court to be by them kept together and returned into Court at the hour last aforesaid.

Thereupon it is ordered, that the said defendants August Spies, Michael Schwab, Samuel Fielden, Albert R. Parsons, Adolph Fischer, George Engel and Louis Lingg be remanded into the custody of the Sheriff of Cook County.

And afterwards to wit: on the twenty eighth day of July in the year last aforesaid, it being the term of Court last aforesaid, the following among other proceedings


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were had and entered of record in said Court, which said proceedings are in the words and figures following to wit:

The people of the State of Illinois
vs.
August Spies, Michael Schwab.
Samuel Fielden, Albert R. Parsons.
Adolph Fischer, George Engel.
Louis Lingg and Oscar W.Neebe impld.&c.
18803 Indictment for Murder

This day again come the said people by Julius S.Grinnell States Attorney and the said defendants as well in their own proper persons as by their aforesaid Counsel also come, and also come the Jurors of the Jury aforesaid, and the aforesaid Jury hearing further testimony of witnesses and the hour of adjournment, having arrived it is ordered that the further consideration of this cause be and the same is hereby postponed until the coming in and opening of this Court at ten o'clock to-morrow morning and that in the meantime the Jury aforesaid remain in the custody of two sworn officers of this Court to be by them kept together and returned into Court at the hour last aforesaid.

Thereupon it is ordered that the said defendants August Spies, Michael Schwab, Samuel Fielden, Albert R. Parsons, Adolph Fischer, George Engel and Louis Lingg be remanded into the custody of the Sheriff of Cook County.


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And afterwards to wit: on the twenty ninth day of July in the year last aforesaid, it being the term of Court last aforesaid the following among other proceedings were had and entered of record in said Court, which said proceedings are in the words and figures following to wit:

The People of the State of Illinois
vs.
August Spies, Michael Schwab.
Samuel Fielden, Albert R. Parsons
Adolph Fischer, George Engel
Louis Lingg and Oscar W. Neebe impld. &c.
18803 Indictment for Murder.

This day again come the said People by Julius S. Grinnell, States Attorney and the said defendants as well in their own proper persons as by their aforesaid Counsel also come, and also come the Jurors of the Jury aforesaid, and the aforesaid Jury hearing further testimony of witnesses, and the hour of adjournment having arrived it is ordered that the further consideration of this cause be, and the same is hereby postponed until the coming in and opening of this Court at ten o'clock tomorrow morning, and that in the meantime the Jury aforesaid remain in the custody of two sworn officers of this Court to be by them kept together and returned into Court at the hour last aforesaid

Thereupon it is ordered that the said defendants August Spies, Michael Schwab, Samuel Fielden, Albert R. Parsons,


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Adolph Fischer, George Engel and Louis Lingg be remanded into the custody of the Sheriff of Cook County.

And afterwards to wit: on the thirtieth day of July in the year last aforesaid it being the term of Court last aforesaid, the following among other proceedings were had and entered of record in said Court which said proceedings are in the words and figures following to wit:

The People of the State of Illinois
vs.
August Spies, Michael Schwab.
Samuel Fielden Albert R. Parsons
Adolph Fischer, George Engel
Louis Lingg and Oscar W. Neebe impld. &c.
18803 Indictment for Murder.

This day again come the said People by Julius S. Grinnell States Attorney and the said defendants as well in their own proper persons as by their aforesaid Counsel also come, and also come the Jurors of the Jury aforesaid, and the aforesaid Jury hearing further testimony of witnesses, and the hour of


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adjournment having arrived it is ordered that the further consideration of this cause be and the same is hereby postponed until the coming in and opening of this Court at ten o'clock to-morrow morning and that in the meantime the Jury aforesaid remain in the custody of two sworn officers of this Court to be by them kept together and returned into Court at the hour last aforesaid.

Thereupon it is ordered that the said defendants August Spies, Michael Schwab, Samuel Fielden, Albert R. Parsons Adolph Fischer, George Engel and Louis Lingg be remanded into the custody of the Sheriff of Cook County.

And afterwards to wit: on the thirty first day of July in the year last aforesaid, it being the term of Court last aforesaid, the following among other proceedings were had and entered of record in said Court which said proceedings are in the words and figures following to wit:

The People of the State of Illinois
vs.
August Spies, Michael Schwab.
Samuel Fielden, Albert R. Parsons.
18803 Indictment for Murder.


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Adolph Fischer, George Engel
Louis Lingg and Oscar W. Neebe impld. &c.

This day again come the said People by Julius S. Grinnell States Attorney and the said defendants as well in their own proper persons as by their aforesaid Counsel also come, and also come the Jurors of the Jury aforesaid, and the aforesaid Jury hearing further testimony of witnesses, and the hour of adjournment having arrived it is ordered that the further consideration of this cause be, and the same is hereby continued until the first day of the next term of this Court Monday August second A. D. 1886, and that in the meantime the Jury aforesaid remain in the custody of two sworn officers of this Court to be by them kept together and returned into Court at the coming in and opening there of on the said first day of the next term of this Court.

Thereupon it is ordered, that the said defendants August Spies, Michael Schwab, Samuel Fielden, Albert R. Parsons, Adolph Fischer, George Engel and Louis Lingg be remanded into the custody of the Sheriff of Cook County.


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United States of America.

State of Illinois, COOK COUNTY. ss.

PLEAS before a branch of the CRIMINAL COURT OF COOK COUNTY, in said County and State, at a term thereof begun and held at the Criminal Court House, in the City of Chicago, in said County, on the first Monday, (being the second day) of august, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and eighty-six and of the Independence of the United States the one hundred and eleventh

PRESENT: HONORABLE Joseph E. Gary Judge of the Superior Court of Cook County, and Ex Officio Judge of the Criminal Court of Cook County.

Julius S Grinnell State's Attorney.

Seth F. Hanchett Sheriff of Cook County.

ATTEST: John Stephens Clerk.

And afterwards to wit: on the second day of August in the year last aforesaid it being the term of Court last aforesaid the following among other proceedings were had and entered of record in said court, which said proceedings are in the words and figures following to wit:

The People of the State of Illinois.
vs.
August Spies, Michael Schwab.
Samuel Fielden, Albert R. Parsons.
Adolph Fischer, George Engel
Louis Lingg and Oscar W. Neebe impld. &c.
18803 Indictment for Murder.


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This day again come the said People by Julius S.Grinnell States Attorney and the said defendants as well in their own proper persons as by their aforesaid Counsel also come and also come the Jurors of the Jury aforesaid and the aforesaid Jury hearing further testimony of witnesses, and the hour of adjournment having arrived it is ordered that the further consideration of this cause be and the same is hereby postponed until the coming in and opening of this Court at ten o'clock to-morrow morning, and that in the meantime the Jury aforesaid remain in the custody of two sworn officers of this Court to be by them kept together and returned into Court at the hour last aforesaid.

Thereupon it is ordered that the said defendants August Spies, Michael Schwab, Samuel Fielden, Albert R.Parsons, Adolph Fischer, George Engel and Louis Lingg be remanded into the custody of the Sheriff of Cook County.

And afterwards to wit: on the third day of August in the year last aforesaid, it being the term of Court last aforesaid the following among other proceedings were had and entered of record in said Court which said proceedings are in the words and figures following to wit:


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The People of the State of Illinois.
vs.
August Spies, Michael Schwab.
Samuel Fielden, Albert R.Parsons.
Adolph Fischer, George Engel.
Louis Lingg and Oscar W.Neebe impld.&c.
18803 Indictment for Murder

This day again come the said People by Julius S.Grinnell, States Attorney and the said defendants as well in their own proper persons as by their aforesaid Counsel also come, and also come the Jurors of the Jury aforesaid, and the aforesaid Jury hearing further testimony of witnesses, and the hour of adjournment having arrived it is ordered that the further consideration of this cause be and the same is hereby postponed until the coming in and opening of this Court at ten o'clock to-morrow morning, and that in the meantime the Jury aforesaid remain in the custody of two sworn officers of this Court to be by them kept together and returned into Court at the hour last aforesaid.

Thereupon it is ordered that the said defendants August Spies, Michael Schwab, Samuel Fielden, Albert R.Parsons, Adolph Fischer, George Engel and Louis Lingg be remanded into the custody of the Sheriff of Cook County.

And afterwards to wit: On the fourth day of August in the year last aforesaid it being the term of Court last aforesaid,


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the following among other proceedings were had and entered of record in said court which said proceedings are in the words and figures following to wit:

The People of the State of Illinois.
vs.
August Spies, Michael Schwab.
Samuel Fielden, Albert R.Parsons.
Adolph Fischer, George Engel
Louis Lingg and Oscar W.Neebe impld. &c.
18803 Indictment for Murder.

This day again come the said People by Julius S.Grinnell States Attorney and the said defendants, as well in their own proper persons, as by their aforesaid Counsel also come and also come the Jurors of the Jury aforesaid, and the aforesaid Jury hearing further testimony of witnesses, and the hour of adjournment having arrived it is ordered that the further consideration of this cause be and the same is hereby postponed until the coming in and opening of this Court at ten o'clock to-morrow morning, and that in the meantime the Jury aforesaid remain in the custody of two sworn officers of this Court to be by them kept together and returned into Court at the hour last aforesaid.

Thereupon it is ordered that the said defendants August Spies, Michael Schwab, Samuel Fielden, Albert R.Parsons Adolph Fischer, George Engel and Louis Lingg be remanded into the custody of the Sheriff of Cook County.


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And afterwards to wit: on the fifth day of August in the year last aforesaid, it being the term of Court last aforesaid, the following among other proceedings were had and entered of record in said Court, which said proceedings are in the words and figures following to wit:

The People of the State of Illinois
vs.
August Spies, Michael Schwab.
Samuel Fielden, Albert R.Parsons.
Adolph Fischer, George Engel
Louis Lingg and Oscar W.Neebe impld.&c.
18803 Indictment for Murder.

This day again come the said People by Julius S. Grinnell, States Attorney and the said defendants as well in their own proper persons as by their aforesaid Counsel also come, and also come the Jurors of the Jury aforesaid, and the aforesaid Jury hearing further testimony of witnesses and the hour of adjournment having arrived it is ordered that the further consideration of this cause be and the same is hereby postponed until the coming in and opening of this Court at ten o'clock to-morrow morning, and that in the meantime the Jury aforesaid remain in the custody of two sworn officers of this Court to be by them kept together and returned into Court at the hour last aforesaid.

Thereupon it is ordered, that the


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said defendants August Spies, Michael Schwab, Samuel Fielden, Albert R.Parsons, Adolph Fischer, George Engel and Louis Lingg be remanded into the custody of the Sheriff of Cook County.

And afterwards to wit: on the sixth day of August in the year last aforesaid, it being the term of Court last aforesaid, the following, among other proceedings were had and entered of record in said Court, which said proceedings are in the words and figures following to wit:

The People of the State of Illinois
vs.
August Spies, Michael Schwab.
Samuel Fielden, Albert R.Parsons.
Adolph Fischer, George Engel.
Louis Lingg and Oscar W.Neebe impld.&c.
18803 Indictment for Murder.

This day again come the said People by Julius S.Grinnell States Attorney and the said defendants as well in their own proper persons as by their aforesaid Counsel also come,


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and also come the Jurors of the Jury aforesaid and the aforesaid Jury hearing further testimony of witnesses, and the hour of adjournment having arrived it is ordered that the further consideration of this cause be, and the same is hereby postponed until the coming in and opening of this Court at ten o'clock to-morrow morning, and that in the meantime the Jury aforesaid remain in the custody of two sworn officers of this court to be by them kept together and returned into Court at the hour last aforesaid.

Thereupon it is ordered, that the said defendants August Spies, Michael Schwab, Samuel Fielden, Albert R. Parsons, Adolph Fischer, George Engel and Louis Lingg be remanded into the custody of the Sheriff of Cook County.

And afterwards to wit: on the seventh day of August in the year last aforesaid, it being the term of Court last aforesaid, the following among other proceedings were had and entered of record in said Court, which said proceedings are in the words and figures following to wit:

The people of the State of Illinois
vs.
August Spies, Michael Schwab.
18803 Indictment for Murder


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Samuel Fielden, Albert R. Parsons!
Adolph Fischer, George Engel
Louis Lingg and Oscar W. Neebe impld. &c.

This day again come the said People by Julius S. Grinnell, States Attorney and the said defendants as well in their own proper persons as by their aforesaid Counsel also come, and also come the Jurors of the Jury aforesaid and the aforesaid Jury hearing further testimony of witnesses, and the hour of adjournment having arrived it is ordered that the further consideration of this cause be, and the same is hereby postponed until the coming in and opening of this Court at ten o'clock Monday morning August ninth A.D.1886 and that in the meantime the Jury aforesaid remain in the custody of two sworn officers of this Court to be by them kept together and returned into Court at the hour last aforesaid.

Thereupon it is ordered, that the said defendants, August Spies, Michael Schwab, Samuel Fielden, Albert R. parsons, Adolph Fischer, George Engel and Louis Lingg be remanded into the custody of the Sheriff of Cook County.

And afterwards to wit: on the ninth day of August in the year last aforesaid, it being the term of Court last aforesaid, the following among other proceedings, were had and entered of record, in said


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Court, which said proceedings are in the words and figures following to wit:

The people of the State of Illinois.
vs.
August Spies, Michael Schwab.
Samuel Fielden, Albert R. Parsons.
Adolph Fischer, George Engel.
Louis Lingg and Oscar W. Neebe impld. &c.
18803 Indictment for Murder.

This day again come the said People by Julius S. Grinnell, States Attorney and the said defendants as well in their own proper persons as by their aforesaid Counsel also come and also come the Jurors of the Jury aforesaid, and the aforesaid Jury hearing further testimony of witnesses, and the hour of adjournment having arrived it is ordered that the further consideration of this cause be and the same is hereby postponed until the coming in and opening of this Court at ten o'clock to-morrow morning and that in the meantime the Jury aforesaid remain in the custody of two sworn officers of this Court to be by them kept together and returned into Court at the hour last aforesaid.

Thereupon it is ordered, that the said defendants August Spies, Michael Schwab, Samuel Fielden, Albert R. Parsons Adolph Fischer, George Engel and Louis Lingg be remanded into the custody of the sheriff of Cook County.


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And afterwards to wit: on the tenth day of August in the year last aforesaid, it being the term of Court last aforesaid, the following among other proceedings, were had and entered of record in said Court, which said proceedings are in the words and figures following to wit:

The people of the State of Illinois.
vs.
August Spies, Michael Schwab.
Samuel Fielden, Albert R. Parsons.
Adolph Fischer, George Engel.
Louis Lingg and Oscar W. Neebe impld. &c.
18803. Indictment for Murder.

This day again come the said People by Julius S. Grinnell, States Attorney and the said defendants as well in their own proper persons as by their aforesaid Counsel also come and also come the Jurors of the Jury aforesaid, and the aforesaid Jury hearing further testimony of witnesses, and the hour of adjournment having arrived it is ordered that the further consideration of this cause be and the same is hereby postponed until the coming in and opening of this Court at ten o'clock to-morrow morning, and that in the meantime the Jury aforesaid remain in the custody of two sworn officers of this Court to be by them kept together and returned into Court at the hour last aforesaid.


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Thereupon it is ordered, that the said defendants August Spies, Michael Schwab, Samuel Fielden, Albert R. Parsons, Adolph Fischer! George Engel and Louis Lingg be remanded into the custody of the Sheriff of Cook County.

And afterwards to wit: On the eleventh day of August in the year last aforesaid, it being the term of Court last aforesaid, the following, among other proceedings, were had and entered of record in said Court, which said proceedings are in the words and figures following to wit:

The people of the State of Illinois.
vs.
August Spies, Michael Schwab.
Samuel Fielden, Albert R. Parsons.
Adolph Fischer, George Engel.
Louis Lingg and Oscar W. Neebe impld. &c.
18803 Indictment for Murder.

This day again come the said People by Julius S. Grinnell, States Attorney and the said defendants as well in their own proper persons as by their aforesaid Counsel also come, and also come the Jurors of the Jury aforesaid and the aforesaid Jury hearing the further testimony of witnesses, and arguments of Counsel, and the hour of adjournment having arrived it is


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ordered that the further consideration of this cause be, and the same is hereby postponed until the coming in and opening of this court at ten o'clock to-morrow morning, and that in the meantime, the Jury aforesaid remain in the custody of two sworn officers of this court to be by them kept together and returned into court at the hour last aforesaid.

Thereupon it is ordered, that the said defendants August Spies, Michael Schwab, Samuel Fielden, Albert R. Parsons, Adolph Fischer, George Engel and Louis Lingg be remanded in to the custody of the Sheriff of Cook County.

And afterwards to wit: on the twelfth day of August in the year last aforesaid, it being the term of Court last aforesaid, the following among other proceedings, were had and entered of record in said Court, which said proceedings are in the words and figures following to wit:

The people of the State of Illinois.
vs.
August Spies, Michael Schwab.
Samuel Fielden, Albert R. Parsons.
Adolph Fischer, George Engel.
Louis Lingg and Oscar W.Neebe impld. &c.
18803. Indictment for Murder.


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This day again come the saide People by Julius S. Grinnell, States Attorney and the said defendants as well in their own proper persons as by their aforesaid Counsel also come, and also come the Jurors of the Jury aforesaid and the aforesaid Jury hearing further arguments of Counsel, and the hour of adjournment having arrived it is ordered that the further consideration of this cause be, and the same is hereby postponed until the coming in and opening of this Court at ten o'clock to-morrow morning, and that in the meantime the Jury aforesaid remain in the custody of two sworn officers of this Court to be by them kept together and returned into Court at the hour last aforesaid.

Thereupon it is ordered that the said defendants August Spies, Michael Schwab, Samuel Fielden, Albert R. Parsons, Adolph Fischer, George Engel and Louis Lingg be remanded into the custody of the Sheriff of Cook County.

And afterwards to wit: on the thirteenth day of August in the year last aforesaid, it being the term of Court last aforesaid, the following, among other proceedings, were had and entered of record in said Court, which said proceedings are in the words and figures following to wit:


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The people of the State of Illinois.
vs.
August Spies, Michael Schwab.
Samuel Fielden, Albert R. Parsons
Adolph Fischer, George Engel.
Louis Lingg and Oscar W. Neebe impld. &c.
18803 Indictment for Murder.

This day again come the said People by Julius S. Grinnell, States Attorney and the said defendants as well in their own proper persons as by their aforesaid Counsel also come, and also come the Jurors of the Jury aforesaid, and the aforesaid Jury hearing further arguments of Counsel, and the hour of adjournment having arrived it is ordered that the further consiseration of this cause be, and the same is hereby postponed until the coming in and opening of this Court at ten o'clock to-morrow morning, and that in the meantime the Jury aforesaid remain in the custody of two sworn officers of this Court to be by them kept together and returned into Court at the hour last aforesaid.

Thereupon it is ordered that the said defendants August Spies, Michael Schwab, Samuel Fielden, Albert R. Parsons, Adolph Fischer, George Engel, and Louis Lingg be remanded into the custody of the Sheriff of Cook County.

And afterwards to wit: on the fourteenth day of August in the year last aforesaid,


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it being the term of Court last aforesaid, the following among other proceedings, were had and entered of record in said Court, which said proceedings are in the words and figures following to wit:

The people of the State of Illinois:
vs
August Spies, Michael Schwab.
Samuel Fielden, Albert R. Parsons.
Adolph Fischer, George Engel
Louis Lingg and Oscar W. Neebe impld. &c.
18803 Indictment for Murder

This day again come the said People by Julius S. Grinnell States Attorney and the said defendants as well in their own proper persons as by their aforesaid Counsel also come, and also come the Jurors of the Jury aforesaid and the aforesaid Jury hearing further arguments of Counsel, and the hour of adjournment having arrived it is ordered that the further consideration of this cause be, and the same is hereby postponed until the coming in and opening of this Court at ten o'clock Monday morning August sixteenth A.D. 1886, and that in the meantime the Jury aforesaid remain in the custody of two sworn officers of this Court to be by them kept together and returned into Court at the hour last aforesaid.

Thereupon it is ordered that the said defendants August Spies, Michael Schwab, Samuel Fieldon, Albert R. Parsons, Adolph


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Fischer, George Engel and Louis Lingg be remanded into the custody of the Sheriff of Cook County.

And afterwards to wit: on the sixteenth day of August in the year last aforesaid, it being the term of Court last aforesaid, the following among other proceedings, were had and entered of record in said Court, which said proceedings are in the words and figures following to wit:

The people of the State of Illnois.
vs.
August Spies, Michael Schwab.
Samuel Fielden, Albert R. Parsons
Adolph Fischer, George Engel.
Louis Lingg and Oscar W. Noebe impld. &c.
18803. Indictment for Murder.

This day again come the said People by Julius S. Grinnell, States Attorney and the said defendants as well in their own proper persons as by their aforesaid Counsel also come, and also come the Jurors of the Jury aforesaid, and the aforesaid Jury hearing further arguments of Counsel, and the hour of adjournment having arrived it is ordered that the further consideration of this cause be, and the same is hereby postponed until the


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coming in and opening of this Court at ten o'clock to-morrow morning, and that in the meantime the Jury aforesaid remain in the custody of two sworn officers of this Court to be by them kept together and returned into Court at the hour last aforesaid.

Thereupon it is ordered, that the said defendants August Spies, Michael Schwab, Samuel Fielden, Albert R. parsons, Adolph Fischer, George Engel, and Louis Lingg be remanded into the custody of the Sheriff of Cook County.

And afterwards to wit: on the seventeenth day of August in the year last aforesaid, it being the term of Court last aforesaid, the following among other proceedings, were had and entered of record in said Court, which said proceedings are in the words and figures following to wit:

The people of the State of Illinois.
vs.
August Spies, Michael Schwab
Samuel Fielien, Albert R. Parsons.
Adolph Fischer, George Engel
Louis Lingg and Oscar W. Neebe impld. &c.
18803 Indictment for Murder


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This day again come the said People by Julius S. Grinnell, States Attorney and the said defendants as well in their own proper persons as by their aforesaid Counsel also come, and also come the Jurors of the Jury aforesaid and the aforesaid Jury hearing further arguments of Counsel, and the hour of adjournment having arrived it is ordered that the further consideration of this cause be, and the same is hereby postponed until the coming in and opening of this Court at ten o'clock to-morrow morning, and that in the meantime the Jury aforesaid remain in the custody of two sworn officers of this Court to be by them kept together and returned into Court at the hour last aforesaid.

Thereupon it is ordered, that the said defendants, August Spies, Michael Schwab, Samuel Fielden, Albert R. Parsons, Adolph Fischer, George Engel and Louis Lingg be remanded in to the custody of the Sheriff of Cook County.

And afterwards to wit: on the eighteenth day of August in the year last aforesaid it being the term of Court last aforesaid, the following among other proceedings, were had and entered of record in said Court, which said proceedings are in the words and figures following to wit:

The People of the State of Illinois.


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vs.
August Spies, Michael Schwab.
Samuel Fielden, Albert R. Parsons
Adolph Fischer, George Engel
Louis Lingg and Oscar W. Neebe impld. &c.
18803 Indictment for Murder.

This day again come the said People by Julius S. Grinnell, States Attorney and the said defendants as well in their own proper persons as by their aforesaid Counsel also come, and also come the Jurors of the Jury aforesaid, and the aforesaid Jury hearing further arguments of Counsel, and the hour of adjournment having arrived it is ordered that the further consideration of this cause be, and the same is hereby postponed until the coming in and opening of this Court at ten o'clock to-morrow morning and that in the meantime the Jury aforesaid remain in the custody of two sworn officers of this Court to be by them kept together and returned into Court at the hour last aforesaid.

Thereupon it is ordered, that the said defendants, August Spies, Michael Schwab, Samuel Fielden, Albert R. Parsons, Adolph Fischer, George Engel, and Louis Lingg be remanded into the custody of the Sheriff of Cook County.

And afterwards to wit: on the nineteenth day of August in the year last aforesaid, it being the term of Court last aforesaid, the following among other proceedings,


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were had and entered of record in said Court which said proceedings are in the words and figures following to wit:

The People of the State of Illinois.
vs.
August Spies Michael Schwab.
Samuel Fielden, Albert R. Parsons.
Adolph Fischer, George Engel
Louis Lingg and Oscar W. Neebe impld. &c.
18803 Indictment for Murder.

This day again come the said People by Julius S. Grinnell, States Attorney and the said defendants as well in their own proper persons as by their aforesaid Counsel also come, and also come the Jurors of the Jury aforesaid, and the aforesaid Jury hearing the further arguments of Counsel and instructions of the Court, retire in charge of three sworn officers to consider of their verdict.

Thereupon it is ordered that the said defendants be remanded into the custody of the Sheriff of Cook County.

And afterwards to wit: on the twentieth day of August in the year last aforesaid, it being the term of Court last aforesaid,


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the following among other proceedings, were had and entered of record in said court, which said proceedings are in the words and figures following to wit:

The people of the State of Illinois.
vs.
August Spies, Michael Schwab.
Samuel Fielden, Albert R. Parsons
Adolph Fischer, George Engel
Louis Lingg and Oscar W. Neebe impld. &c.
18803, Indictment for Murder.

This day again come the said People by Julius S. Grinnell, States Attorney and the said defendants as well in their own proper persons as by their aforesaid Counsel also come, and the aforesaid Jury being now returned into Court by the Officers having them in charge for a Verdict say: "We the Jury find the defendants, August Spies, Michael Schwab, Samuel Fielden, Albert R. Parsons, Adolph Fischer, George Engel and Louis Lingg Guilty of Murder in manner and form as charged in the Indictment and fix the penalty at Death, we find the defendant Oscar W. Neebe Guilty of Murder in manner and form as charged in the Indictment and fix the penalty at imprisonment in the Penitentiary for fifteen years."

And the said defendants by their Counsel now here demand that the Jury be polled, and the Jurors of the Jury aforesaid being separately called and demanded whether the above Verdict by him rendered was and is now his Verdict, each for himself


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answering says, that the above Verdict was and is now his Verdict, whereupon it is ordered that the said Verdict be received and entered of Record, which is done.

And the said defendants by their Counsel now here move the Court for a New Trial in this cause, and by agreement between the said States Attorney, and the said defendants and their aforesaid Counsel now here given and made in open Court it is ordered that the hearing of the motion for a New Trial in this cause be, and the same is hereby continued until the next term of this Court.

Thereupon it is ordered, that the said defendants be remanded into the custody of the Sheriff of Cook County.


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United States of America.

State of Illinois, COOK COUNTY. ss.

PLEAS before a branch of the CRIMINAL COURT OF COOK COUNTY, in said County and State, at a term thereof begun and held at the Criminal Court House, in the City of Chicago, in said County, on the first Monday, (being the sixth day) of September, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and eighty-six and of the Independence of the United States the one hundred and eleventy

PRESENT: HONORABLE Joseph E. Gary Judge of the Superior Court of Cook County, and Ex Officio Judge of the Criminal Court of Cook County.

Julius S. Grinnell State's Attorney.

Seth F. Hanchett Sheriff of Cook County.

ATTEST: John Stephens Clerk.

And afterwards to wit: on the first day of October in the year last aforesaid it being the term of Court last aforesaid, the following among other proceedings, were had and entered of record in said Court, which said proceedings are in the words and figures following to wit:

The People of the State of Illinois.
vs.
August Spies, Michael Schwab,
Samuel Fielden, Albert R. Parsons
Adolph Fischer, George Engel
Louis Lingg and Oscar W. Neebe impld. &c.
18803. Indictment for Murder


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This day again come the said People by Julius S. Grinnell, States Attorney, and the said defendants as well in their own proper persons as by their aforesaid Counsel also come, and the Court hearing the arguments of Counsel on the motion for a New Trial heretofore entered herein, and the hour of adjournment having arrived it is ordered by the Court that the further hearing of said Motion be and the same is hereby continued until the first day of the next term of this Court to wit: Monday October fourth A.D. 1886, and that in the meantime the said defendants be remanded into the custody of the Sheriff of Cook County.


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United States of America.

State of Illinois, COOK COUNTY. ss.

PLEAS before a branch of the CRIMINAL COURT OF COOK COUNTY, in said County and State, at a term thereof begun and held at the Criminal Court House, in the City of Chicago, in said County, on the first Monday, (being the fourth day) of October, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and eighty-six and of the Independence of the United States the one hundred and eleventh

PRESENT: HONORABLE Joseph E. Gary Judge of the Superior Court of Cook County, and Ex Officio Judge of the Criminal Court of Cook County.

Julius S. Grinnell State's Attorney.

Seth F. Hanchett Sheriff of Cook County.

ATTEST: John Stephens Clerk.

And afterwards to wit: on the fourth day of October in the year last aforesaid, it being the term of Court last aforesaid, the following among other proceedings, were had and entered of record in said Court, which said proceedings are in the words and figures following, to wit:

The People of the State of Illinois.
vs.
August Spies, Michael Schwab.
Samuel Fielden, Albert R. Parsons.
Adolph Fischer, George Engel
Louis Lingg and Oscar W. Neebe impld. &c.
18803 Indictment for Murder.


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This day again come the said People by Julius S. Grinnell States Attorney and the said defendants as well in their own proper persons as by their aforesaid Counsel also come, and the Court hearing further arguments of Counsel on the motion for a New Trial, and the hour of adjournment having arrived it is ordered that the further hearing of said motion be, and the same is hereby postponed until the coming in and opening of this Court at ten o'clock tomorrow morning, and that in the meantime the said defendants be remanded into the custody of the Sheriff of Cook County.

And afterwards to wit: on the fifth day of October in the year last aforesaid, it being the term of Court last aforesaid, the following among other proceedings, were had and entered of record in said Court, which said proceedings are in the words and figures following to-wit:

The People of the State of Illinois.
vs.
August Spies, Michael Schwab.
Samuel Fielden, Albert R. Parsons,
Adolph Fischer, George Engel.
Louis Lingg and Oscar W. Neebe impld. &c.
18803 Indictment for Murder


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This day again come the said People by Julius S.Grinnell, States Attorney and the said defendants as well in their own proper persons as by their aforesaid Counsel also come, and the Court hearing further arguments of Counsel on the Motion for a New Trial, and the hour of adjournment having arrived it is ordered that the further hearing of said Motion be, and the same is hereby postponed until the coming in and opening of this Court at ten o'clock tomorrow morning, and that in the meantime the said defendants be remanded into the custody of the Sheriff of Cook County.

And afterwards to wit: on the sixth day of October in the year last aforesaid, it being the term of Court last aforesaid, the following among other proceedings, were had and entered of record in said Court, which said proceedings are in the words and figures following, to wit:

The People of the State of Illinois.
vs.
August Spies, Michael Schwab.
Samuel Fielden, Albert R.Parsons
Adolph Fischer, George Engel
Louis Lingg and Oscar W. Neebe impld, &c.
18803 Indictment for Murder.


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This day again come the said People by Julius S. Grinnell, States Attorney and the said defendants as well in their own proper persons as by their aforesaid Counsel also come, and the Court hearing further arguments of Counsel on the motion for a New Trial, and the hour of adjournment having arrived it is ordered that the further hearing of said motion be, and the same is hereby postponed until the coming in and opening of this Court at ten o'clock to-morrow morning, and that in the meantime the said defendants be remanded into the custody of the Sheriff of Cook County.

And afterwards to wit: on the seventh day of October in the year last aforesaid, it being the term of Court last aforesaid, the following, among other proceedings, were had and entered of record in said Court, which said proceedings are in the words and figures following to wit:

The People of the State of Illinois
vs.
August Spies, Michael Schwab,
Samuel Fielden, Albert R.Parsons.
Adolph Fischer, George Engel
Louis Lingg and Oscar W.Neebe impld.&c.
18803 Indictment for Murder.


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This day again come the said People by Julius S.Grinnell, States Attorney and the said defendants as well in their own proper persons as by their aforesaid Counsel also come, and the Court having heard the arguments in support of the motion for a New Trial in this cause, as well as in opposition thereto, and being now fully advised in the premises doth overrule said motion and orders that said motion for a New Trial in this cause be, and the same is hereby overruled accordingly, to which order of the Court in overruling said motion the defendants by their Counsel now here except.

And the said defendants by their Counsel now here move the Court in Arrest of Judgment in this cause, and the Court hearing Counsel in support of said motion, as well as in opposition thereto, and being now fully advised in the premises, doth overrule said motion and orders that said motion in arrest of Judgment in this cause be, and the same is hereby overruled accordingly, to which order of the Court in overruling said motion the said defendants by their Counsel now here except.

Whereupon the said defendants August Spies, Michael Schwab, Adolph Fischer, Louis Lingg and Oscar W.Neebe say why sentence should not be pronounced against them on the Verdict of Guilty heretofore rendered to the Indictment in this cause.

Thereupon it is ordered, that the said defendants be remanded into the custody of the Sheriff of Cook County.


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And afterwards to wit: on the eighth day of October in the year last aforesaid, it being the term of Court last aforesaid, the following, among other proceedings, were had and entered of record in said Court, which said proceedings are in the words and figures following to wit:

The People of the State of Illinois.
vs.
August Spies, Michael Schwab.
Samuel Fielden, Albert R.Parsons.
Adolph Fischer, George Engel
Louis Lingg and Oscar W.Neebe impld.&c.
18803. Indictment for Murder.

This day again come the said People by Julius S.Grinnell, States Attorney and the said defendants as well in their own proper persons as by their aforesaid Counsel also come, and the said defendants George Engel, Samuel Fielden, and Albert R.Parsons now here say why sentence should,not be pronounced against them on the verdict of Guilty heretofore rendered to the Indictment in this cause.

Thereupon it is ordered, that the said defendants be remanded into the custody of the Sheriff of Cook County.


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And afterwards to wit: on the ninth day of October in the year last aforesaid, it being the term of Court last aforesaid, the following, among other proceedings, were had and entered of record in said Court, which said proceedings are in the words and figures following to wit:

The people of the State of Illinois.
vs.
August Spies, Michael Schwab
Samuel Fielden, Albert R.Parsons
Adolph Fischer, George Engel
Louis Lingg and Oscar W.Neebe impld. &c.
18803 Indictment for Murder

This day again come the said People by Julius S.Grinnell, States Attorney and the said defendants as well in their own proper persons as by their aforesaid Counsel also come and the said defendant Albert R.Parsons further says why sentence should not be pronounced against him on the Verdict of Guilty heretofore rendered to the Indictment in this Cause.


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