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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, November 08, 1911, Image 7

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FIVE' JURORS ACCEPTED;,
, JUDGES EXCUSES TWO
F. D. Green, Robert Bain and
Byron Lisk Remain "as Per
manent Jurors.
Los Angeles, Cal., Nov. 8.
Five permanent jurors have now
been accepted by both "sides in
the McNamara trial.
After the defense had peremp
torily' challenged five men in the
box and the state two, Attorney
Darrow for the defense announc
ed today tha.t the defense was
satisfied with the five men re
maining. This closed the use of
peremptory challenges for the
present and the examination of
the remaining- members of the
fourth panel was resumed.
The fifth man accepted by both
sides was Samuel Mendenhall,
whose case was being discussed
by counseLfor the defen'se when
court adjourned last' night.
A sensation was created when
Jurors Clark, Mendenhall and
Lisk at first refused to be sworn.
They consented to do so only
when Judge BordwelL told them
he would take up their excuses
immediately. -
"However, Judge Bordwell re
duced the number to three by ex
cusing Jurors Samuel Menden
hall and William F. Clark.
Mendenhall was excused from
service because his mother is dy--ing,
and Clark because he is suf
fering from heart trouble.
Judge Bordwell refused to ex
cuse Juror Byron Lisk at this
time in spite of Risk's demands!
Burns' to Get "Iron Workers'
, - -. -Union's Documents.
Los Angeles, Cal., Nov. 8.
The-records and "documents of
the Iron Workers! union, seized
in a raid at .Indianapolis at the
time John J. McNamara ,was ar
rested last spring, will be brought
to Los Angeles for use in the Jas.
McNamara trial, as -soon as-the
federal grand jury at Indianapolis
has completed its inquiry into the
McNamar dynamiting charges.
r This was the word received to
day direct from Detective Wil
liam J. Burns, who is in Indiana
polis for the federal grand jury
probe. He declared the Indiana
polis evidence will be turned over
to him, and that lie will bring it
here in person. ?
Attorneys Darrow-and' Davis,
of -the McNamara "'defense, are
bitterly disappointed and an
nounce their intention of fighting
any attempt by the state to in
troduce the Indianapolis evidence
at the present trial. They add
that, if the use of this evidence is
allowed, it will be because Judge
Bordwell "remains consistently
unfair."
District Attorney Fredricks as
serts that the Indianapolis evid
dence will bear out Ortie McMan
igal's testimony at every point.-
Champ Clark wouldn't use tKe
official automobile, and now he
says he'll be dinged if he will eat
in the speaker's private dinirfg
"room they have fixed up at the
capitol. Champ is missing a lot
of comfort' " i -

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