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Illinois vs. August Spies et al. trial transcript no. 1
Introduction of evidence: the Defense rests, 1886 Aug. 10.

Volume N, 154-156, 1 p.

The Defense rests its case.

People's Exhibits 28 (Vol.N 156), Defense Exhibits 2 (Vol.N 156), 3 (Vol.N 156), 4 (Vol.N 156), and 5 (Vol.N 156) introduced into evidence.

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MR. GRINNELL: It has been agreed between us that the telegraph pole referred to was not removed by the city or any of its officials, but removed by the telegraph company alone. That the state is not responsible for it at all. The telegraph company took down the poles in that block, and are taking

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them down throughout the city.

MR. ZEISLER: I noticed in the account of Friday's proceedings, in one of the daily papers, I believe in the Times, that in the examination of Mr. Becker, the witness who swore to the fact that he saw Mr. Schwab get on the car, I omitted to ask whether that was on the night of May 4th. It does not appear from the testimony that that was on May 4th at all. The records, perhaps, does not show it. If there is any mistake about it, any doubt about it, let the record show it.

THE COURT: That the witness was intending to testify to the night of May 4th, there is no record, you say?

MR. ZEISLER: The record does not show it, but I should like to have the agreement of counsel that that should be supplied.

MR. GRINNELL: Yes, that is all right.

MR. FOSTER: There are some articles in the Alarm which we desire to introduce in evidence, but I understand every issue of the Alarm is already in evidence by your side.

MR GRINNELL: That is what I understand.

MR. FOSTER: With the understanding that during the argument we may read from any of the numbers of the Alarm.

MR. INGHAM: That right ought to belong to both sides.

MR. GRINNELL: With that modification it is all right.

MR. FOSTER: We do not wish to spend time to pick it out.

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MR. GRINNELL: If you pick out articles, then if we see anything we desire to read, besides what we have read, we will have the same privilege.

MR. FOSTER: It must be done before the closing argument.

MR. GRINNELL: We will show you the articles before the closing argument. We may not read them before the closing argument. We will let you know before we get to the closing argument.

THE COURT: Any additional arguments you want to read, you will point out to the defense before the beginning of the final speech.

MR. BLACK: That is the understanding.

Under the above agreement the following articles, contained in Vol. of Exhibits hereto attached, were read to the jury, to wit:

People's Ex. 128
Defendant's Ex. 2
Defendant's Ex. 3
Defendant's Ex. 4
Defendant's Ex. 5

Whereupon the defendants rested. And the People to further maintain the issues on their part, introduced the following testimony:

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