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The evening world. [volume] (New York, N.Y.) 1887-1931, February 10, 1900, Evening Edition, Image 9

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Molineux IS GUILTY
The verdict of the jury is that he is
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betting in the courtroom for days had
been that the accused would be ac
quitted At the worst it was said by
those who have followed the case that
there would only be a disagreemen of
o the jury and thus Molineux wouldescape
It was a day of intense excitement
I in Recorder Goffs court Every one
I present seemed to realize the importance
of the events transpiring about them ex
cept Molineux himself He was the
coolest man in the room Never was
there an actor in such a trying position
The illness of Juror Brown had
given the lawyers and the Court a great
deal of uneasiness But he was all
right when Court opened All the prin
cipals in the drama were present There
was much criticism of Mr Osbornes
f attack upon Mrs Molineux Now that
it is all over it is as well tp say
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effective He was not impressive He
did not marshal his facts well
But he was followed with close at
tention by the jury the prisoner his
family and counsel and by the fascinated
audience that filled the courtroom as he
hammered and battered thundered and
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the only defense of the accused mans
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Like a calm after a storm were the
placid cold impassive and incisive
phrases of Recorder Goff in his charge
to the jury
Lo wvo Jtrd and unruffled he sat in I
his sombre silken robe of office and with I
no trace of any emotion save a sense of
high responsibility in his position he
weighed portioned and parcelled out his
measure of legal instruction and defini
1 tion of the duties and province of the
jury delivering his final charge with the
impressive solemnity of a high priest at
the shrine of Justice
Every word was drunk in with the
keenest attention and the tension was
scarcely slackened when the jury filed
out in charge of a guard to begin its
deliberations
It is hard to exaggerate the interest
and excitement in the court when the
jury retired to deliberate and when they
returned with their verdict The bet
ting was even that the verdict would be
Not Guilty I
Hour after hour he accused man
had sat with unflinching courage fac
ing his peers who were to decide his
fate It was a scene not soon to be for
gotten At one side was his wife all
expectancy and hopeful Close to him
was his mother Her face indicated
nothing She was stoical At her side
like some old shepherd of the hills pro
tecting his ewe lamb sat Gen Molineux
grayhaired a hero of the war and hero
in civil life
In later editions of The Evening
World fuller details will be given of the
scenes in the court and Molineuxs fur
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of Molineux shortly before his arrest It is
considered by his family his best likeness
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