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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, November 01, 1911, Image 7

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though he admitted -he didn't see
the object of it. -v - t
'If is now known that Darrow
expects -to show that the Times,
for weeks after the explosion,
openly declared the Times build
ing was completely destroyed by
dynamite, and then when the in
surance companies refused to set
tle their "fire insurance on the
ground that an explosion and'not
fire wrecked the building, the
owners of the property 'changed
theirtactics and asserted that the
explosion was only a small affair,
doing, according to a ' swprn
statement-"by the officers of the
Times company, invalidating
their insurance claims, only $6,
000. damages. Darrow has these
affidavits and expects to confront
the' state's witnesses with'them
and 'demand that theyrexplain the
discrepancies. He has introduced
the copy of the Times as a pre
liminary foundation for this.
Court opened at 9 o'clock today
with a new venire of forty men,
who "were examined" by Judge
Bordwell regarding their quali
fications. About half were excused for
various reasons.
The case was then resumed,
with Preston still being interro
gated. The district attorn'ey is
striving hard -to disqualify him
because he insisted 'he could give
McNamara a fair trial although
prejudiced, against unions and
certain that either members or
sympathizers of unions destroyed
the Times.
' Nine men imthe box have been.
passed for causeanit js certain
the box will , be, filled-thist week",
and the utilization of peremptory
challenges will begin.
Attorney-Darrow figures that
nearly everybody in the box will
be excused on perem'ptories and
tht'the state will have to use
three of, its ten as against four
that the defense must certainly
use. This would leave Manning
and Green, and .there is a chance
that the state will finally decide
to eliminate Greenjitecause he op
posed District Attorney Freder
icks and fought him during the
last campaign.-
$500,000 IS OVERLOOKED
BY TRAIN BANDITS
'Mernphis, Tenn., Nov. 1. Two
men held up the express train on
the Oklahoma and Gulf division
of the -Rock Island railroad near
here.
In the car was a safe contain
ing halfa million dollars. The
robbers' overlboked.it, and blew
open a strongbox containing only
a few dollars.
It was first believed that the
robbers had -been entirely ' suc
cessful, and had stolen the "$500,
000 It was only when the; bound
messenger was, released, and was
able to stop laughing, that he
was able to tell tht crew of the
train and the posses that had
gathered, that the bandits, had
overlooked a fortune.
The robbers stopped the train
by flagging, .boarded the express
car, andjbound .and gagged the
messenger. Then they fprced -the
engineer at.the4p9int of revivers

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