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rpROSECUTION TO -BLAME' DETECTIVE BURNS' IF Jill
- McNAMARA-IS ACQUITTED IN PRESENT TRIAL ;
'..'Los -Angeles, N.ov. 22. Should
J. B.JMcNamar'beVacquitl in
-his' present' "tnarforurder, in
ing "explosion, ' the,'" prosecution
twill put the blame-Vquarely at the
ioor of ', Detective; William J.
Burns. - ,''"' " '
'-Frjp1;ion between Bufnl; and
Distr.iqt Attorney Fredricks '.has
existed eyer, .since' the former, in
Tnagazinej'afticles, itqQkVaH'. the
credit for .the arrest of-the Mc-
. Namdra's,, b'utgreatly ! increased
ctoclay' as a result of a Series of in
terviews" given-'by 'Burns in In
dianapolis which' have just ar
rived here. ' ' l - -"
'There? the V, private .'detective,
'the prosecution; herer Alleges, for
Advertising- spurposesi. revealed
Sseveral'vit'al seqrets) which it had
"been, expectedfto'conceal'in' order
19'surprise thedefSnse. . .
4 J As" "a -result,-. " District' Attorney
'Fredricks' detectives tellihim that
McNamara wijl bYabsolufelyable
to prove an alibi 'along certain
" lines, and" he is vety angry!
Burns has not kept -the prose
cution here advised'of his .move
ments in the east, especially in In
dianapolis, with -the result that
.there have" been a' number-'o'f rriis
ues in the litigation there.
It is believed' that the federal
grand jUry,would.have'turned the.
evidence over to the California
authorities .if it had-not-been for
.secret manipulation atIndiana
.polis, fpr which Fredricks and his
assistants ,blam.ev Burns. .-Ijhe
latter is said tQ be pjqucd -because
hjs.,suggestjohs .have not.been,
well receiyed by the prosecution,'
The- .defense -attorneys say. he
wanted to play up the case as aj
country-wide, conspiracy and
manipulate things here so that-J.'
J. 'McNamara would) apparently
secm he:head-ahd"frontbf hV.v : J
District Attorney Fredricks in
sisted this is nothe real issue,
which 'was whether or-not -James
B. , -McNapjara destroyed the
Times, and whether or not J. J.
McNajnara paid money to finance
his trip west. District "Attorney
Fredricks- has, .insisted, absolutely
that this, is not a, labor case at all,
merely one of simple, murderard
that he' did not desire to create an
impressionf that there was any or
ganized, conspiracy among union
labor leaders to blow up -the
As a result, it is certain today.
thatBurns will not come herctp
testify or take charge of the case
until 'he is needed as a witness!
which will be just before ' Ortie;
McManigal takes the stand. The
latter's story cannot be admitted
as evidence, unless connected up.
and corroborated by. an absolute-,
ly independent source. j
' Burns" has promised to produce,
this source, and has planned to
take the stand as, one of a chain of
Witnesses for this-purpose1. But
inasmuch as Attorney Darro"Y
has'openly asserted thathe would
give up his fee fn the case for thq
pleasure: and privilege of cross
examining' Burns, many iereT)e.,