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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, November 08, 1911, Image 12

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ganization as the judge. The situation-is
very tense.
- If Acquitted at "Los Angeles,
May Stand Federal Trial.
"India'napolis, Nov. 8 The In
dianas'upreme court today refus
ed to advance the hearing of the
motion1 to dismiss" the appeal
taken "by the International As
sqciation'of Bridgeand-Structural
Iron Workers" from the order of
the Indiaria state courts, direct
ing that the- evidence in the Mc
Namara 'dynamiting 'cases be
turned over to the United .States
authorities. The motion to dis
miss, the appeal was made by-the
United States authorities.. .'
The federal officials jiow have
the books and documents of the
Iron Workers, oven which the
battle has raged as a result of the
seizure. on, the orders of federal
Judge' Anderson-yesterday when
the federal porbe commencedand
notwithstanding the veVbal order
of Judge Markey, of the 'Indiana
courts,, that the evidence should
remain in his court's possession
until the Indiana supreme court
has acted., u
For. this, reason it was agreed
today that there was no reason
for hastening a decision' of the
appeab The state supreme court
has. given twenty days for the
filing of briefs. r
Indianapolis,' -Ind.', Nov..' 8.
Any indictments-which may re
sult from . the federal govern
ment's probe; into the dynamtiing
cases involving John. J. and Jas
33. McNamara'wUl not be made
public until the California cases
against the two brothers are dis
posed of, according to United
States District Attorney Charles
WrMilldr here today.
IfthevLos Angeles trials should
result in the acquittal of the Mc
Namaras, it is said to be planned
to bring-the "brothers here to face
a federal trial in case indictments
are returned charging criminal
violation of the United States
laws , regarding the transporta
tion of explosives.
In case convictions should re-1,
suit in the Los Angeles trials it is
believed that . any indictments
which may result from the fed
eral investigation will be dopped.
Unusual care is being taken by
the federal court officials to-see
that no inkling of the-procedings
in the grand jury room is obtain
ed." Deputy United States mar
shals are constantly on watch
during the jury's deliberations to
prevent any possible intrusion on
the secrecy of the probe.
Preceding- the beginning of the
investigation today, the corridors
in the Federal building outside of
the United States grand jury
room were filled with witnesses
who were waiting to be ques
tioned. Office help of the attor
ney for the International Asso
ciation of Bridge and Structural
Iron Worke'rs, whose books and
documents, in the custody of the
Indiana courts, were seized yes-
Jterday by U. S. marshals on the
order of federal judge Albert B.
Anderson and representatives of
the National Erectors associa
tion, which, organized'labor as-. '
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