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dence alorle'and'the Taw laid'Howi
by the court' made him an'impar
tial juror, r l , ' ' '
In the four affidavits' the de
fense's witnesses swdi;e'positjvely
that McKeeJfrquently expressed
10 uiein tne opinion ijiai memc
Namara's'were' guilty '.an'dTtfijit
they should be hanged.'.,. ,,
When qo'urt recohvpned foijaj
Talesman' Morton' vwas ..still ofi
the stand upder infirr!Qgatibnby
Hotton. ,Hc is iuyet'erati of 5the
civil war 5 ..years qld and -for
twenty years conducted" agn,-?
eral store -and was postmaster, of
a village nearPueblqColQ. i
, He is a. fine appearing old .man.
He. says' 'he 'earned a living
"raisfng a few. Ml chictken,tl-b.ut
Horton subjected hihf tb: a most
bitteV arraignment" The climax
was finally reached' when,,, after
he admitted', he", was a Socialist,
the old man, VJth teaf streaming
dowii his cheelcs, 'raised .himself in
his seat and.fajrfy sTioutedis, an
swer to the que'stion Jf he didn't
oppose the government:. , , ..
"Yoi ask ine" that'; me, a vet
eran' of the rebellion, ,vho fpiig4)t
to save the Union. No. I love Ihe
government and strive to uphold.
it. - , -,
Hortorr kep't, asking the, old
man jbout his political-viewVand
finally asked himlif head-any
animus against-the Times. ..Mor
ton turued to thet court and de-.
manded'to know ifhe'mus,t'an"
swer and Judge J3ordwell .events
ually ruled, the question out, -
Late yesterday there was abit
ter scene 'between .ttorjiey Le-C
compte' Davis; of thedefense, $nd
. - i
tljefcourt oyejtfre;; mannem
Morton. HbrXo.n,'had demanded
whetner - JMbrtqp didn't actually
belfeYethepres,ent; tfjal ' Wsa
and yfhetti'en His'-synjpatliies' were
The oldyoan jsaide " couldn't
say"ndtHofton$emn3ecL a' di
rejcfraiiswer. -, - , " '-,
'Days 'bitterly PTtegjtedtothe
t f'The-objecfeof any suai.line of
nature, is obvious. ,Thjs district
attoreyis 'ttyipg4 torpid this
man lip toiridicle -and imj5&ach
him iyviiU Jcaus&K- 4 Jj- ri
(Wgr-y and-iPerrup Jedj etno'd-ing,:-
eompetienlt'athisiimeiS'C '- s
r.jlsdo..- - t, t .t --,
. "Idon'tliirikits5rv r ,'." ":,,'
V'Iftany fair-mtn(ed. -man "will
rea'd' the record of jth'is "examina
tion; he must agree-that',jtn6omy
thingBgaWt this1 old gentjeman,
isvthat,he jsa, Socialist." ,:., .
!TH(s sta,tement'ise,ntirjBly un
called for.?, ! I J'.. , .
' "Emust insist on talking to you,
wmr.tinnrir T'wttrifl trrhp'fir.
but.tbisiexammatiop is'duunjus:- lH
tified, soabsolutely"-beyond the 'l
I bounds of justiqe that Ivmust pro- 0k
test.i'. . . . I -'. r . 5
,'Bqrdwell; V.pale; with rag or
dered -Davis ":tQ"take '.his ; seat,
which' Dayis ftnalLy, did. A .
' Then jthe - c&utt 'ordered "ad
journment uritlL'today, wliin Hor
ton, continued. .hrfc3ejrori to dis
qualify ;M6r.tpn fallowingreports