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, the jury, 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.
The long agony is over. Law has triumphed. Anarchy is defeated.
Not only in Chicago but across the nation people rejoiced that law and order had triumped over anarchy and subversion.
On the 20th of August, 1886, twelve carefully selected, bribed scoundrels, directed by the lowly servitors of the ruling monied classes, under pressure from the demonic, degenerate, motley rabble of outcasts of the press of the world, committed a monstrous crime in Chicago.