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"Ivm." " jp.v-,5S "'
conversing1 in" law, Whispered
What' they said what person
al; confessiQn's'they made to" each
qthef-in those gloomy hours of
tKe eanly evening, 'they alone
knqwl, " . , '"
Bit'when they' had done, they
wintj to 'bed, 'and. slept soundly
through the -night,"
jr-Ajid' a'U ' through the silent
watches,- a . cordon of stalwart
mehjQ.unged outside the. county
jajL" -They .had. suspicious bulges
fn their clothes, and they closely
scrutinized every passer-by.
When'theun rose today, other
menilaok,their places. They were
&woFn . deputies assigned by
S;henff 'Billy Hammell to see that
ndthing: untoward took'place.
"Not thatthere is any great fear
of j trouble." 'But Harhniell says
beds going to take every precau
tion: . J J
There is apparently little bit-
fer,ness here.- But there "are hun
dreJs.pf , men who openly de-
cla're the brothers have betrayed
the cause. of labor.
-Who' say "the McNamaras.
knowing themselves for murder-
ersyihave played upon the credul
ityof the men and women of the
country who earn their bread by
the ."sweat of their brows,' to get
the'rhonev for their defense.
."The.two prisoners, who have
been supported by thousands of
working men and women in every
section 'of. the United' States, are
- being condemned more 'severely
bylhe loyal workers who abhor
violence and' murder than they
- they- are by " the '"interests"
against -whom the violence was,
directed. ' ' "
.Clarence Darrow' looks like a
man who has lost his cause.- ,
.Half. an hour after the ""ycNa-1
maras had pleaded guilty to dyn-
I amiting and murder, the corres
pondent of the Day Book tramp
ed 'through the side streetsof
Los Angeles with the labor at?
Darrow had fled from his qffice
to escape the flood of questions
which were pouring-,in upon him
by telegraph from all'parts of the
country. He was askedr point
blank why he tookthe case of the
"All Iexpect," he-replied, "is
that my .best friends will under
stand why. The chances are tl:e
world will not understand.
"When I went into" this case
last March I could look ahead to
this very moment and , see what
was before me. 7
''All I wanted o do was to(save
the lives 6i the.lVrcNamara'bjroth
ers. Say wht you please about
them, they thought they) were
taking theNonly course left to win
their fight in Los Angeles. They
were not murderers at heart.
They were destroyers of prop
erty. "James McNamara didn't" in
tend to kill anybody. His dyna
mite broke the gas mains. And
that's the plight I found him in.
He told the truth about it. Be
cause he was not a murderer at
heart, I decided I would do my
best to save his life.
'I couldn't see him go down
without giving him .what help I
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