'facts," no' matter, wfiat effect
such a. statement might have on
the legal' proceedings growing
out of the McNamara pfeas.
There' is much mysterv about
the Franklin bribery case. .
District Attorney, Fredericks
groVsartgry'when iHs.'eVen sug
gested that he made,. a bargain
with, the clef ens e on condition the
McNamaras pleaded guilty.
Attorney Darrow absolutely
denies any connection with a
bribery plot. "He 'says if such a
plot existed, it did not' originate
in his office
Deputy ; District f Attorney
Ford,in. direct charge of the
Franklin case," merely smiles
when asked what is going1 to hap
" Wait kndsee,''-he says.
But Franklin stilt isunder, ar
rest, and there stijl isv $4,000 in
District Attorney Frederick's
safe which has not been Claimed,
and which Deteqtive Browne
says he. can trace fr6m the bank
to a man 'prominent in the couri-"
cils of the defense and from him
to Franklin and then to Whit
and Lockwood, the latter a pros-,
pective! juror in the McNamara"
It is not likely that the truth
about this matter ever will come
to light. ,
Today the McNamara brothers
sit in closCly-guarded cells in the
old county jail, waiting for the
words that will send one at least,1
James, to gloomy San Quentirf
prison for the t remainder of his
' John McNamara, the-brainiec
of the two, theastute labor lead
er who has admitted planning
the dynamite conspiracy that left
a red, trail from troast, to coast,
faintly hopes he will get off with
a 20-year sentence, which might
spell freedom after a triflemore,
than eleven years' imprisonment.
Of all those' who have been af
fected by the confession, ttfe
brothers themselves pre perhaps
the least concerned.
Certainly they are less disturb-;
ed than the thousands of men
and women all over the country,
who, believing in their dedaraT
tion of innocence, gave of their
hard earned money that theyi ,
might have a fair trial. J
They came back from the court
room to the jail last nighf like
men "from whoe minds a mount
tainous load had been removed",
according to the jailers.
" They ate a hearty meal4 and
during the evening sat for hours
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