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ords cleared. . - -
The crowd refused to move,
"Polices-deputy" sheriffs arid detec-
f tiyescharged again and again be
fore the people, were forced into
the streets, and the doors of the
'building Jocked and bolted ' -
Five minutes after "this was.
. done, the McNamaras crossed the
" Bridge pi-Sighs,. and entered the.
Hall. They took seats" beside
" their, counsel. ' ,': ' ,' -
-Judge .Bqrdwell announced,
' that he would sentence James B.
' confessed dynamiter of the Times
building, first. James was-order-ed
to stand wp.
He did so, apparently cool, but
betrayed by the nervous twitch
ing of his face muscles.,
Judge Bordwell thefKarraigned
him bitterly, as a murderer at
lieart, deserving of no sympathy;
He sentenced him to life im
prisonment in San Quentin. peni?
tentiary. - ,"..
Then John J.-McNamara, sec
retary of " the, J Iron Workers'
Union, was called to, the 'bar:
His" sentence was 15 years.
DARROW TEI.LS POSITION OF SELF AND OF SAMUEE
GOMPERS IN McNAMARAXASE ' ,
l The exact position Samuel
- Gompers, president of the Amer
ican Federation of Labor, has oc-;
cupied in the McNamara case wa
"outlined for'TheDay Book to--day
by Clarence Darrow, chief
counsel for the McNamara de
"fense. . -
"Did yqu ever tell Gompers
'that the McNamaras were inno
cent?" Darrow was asked.
"No, because Gompers "never
. asked me." '
"If he' had asked you, what
would you have told him?" -
"As counsel for,these men, I
could not have told "anything
without their permission. t
- "1 could have told Gompers the
facts with theirpermission.
"But as, Gompers never asked
me that question, I was not com-)
pelled to ask the McNamaras for
'permission to, tell thcfederationi
any thing. about. their case" x - ;
"''To'yotfknow now hiucfi Sa.m-'
uel Gompers knew -about- this
case?" -"".". ' '
"Is do not. Never at any time
did Gompers mention 'cither, 'the
guilt or innocence of- these men,
The subject was tabooed. . '
"When the negotiations- thap
culminated in the McNamaras
pleas of guilty were begun, I teler
graphed to Gompers at-tKe-fedj-eration,.
convention in Atlanta "to
s,end some man in whom he had
the utmost confidence, "here, teljr
ing him tKat most important com
plications had arisen. '
"Nockels of Chicago came here
two days before the pleas wer,e
entered. I Jaid the situation be
fore him. At -first he advised
against the pleas of guilty, but
when we showed him the
strength of " the prosecution's
case, he agreed .that there was
nothing else to do but to plead
guilty and gather what we could
ir-om the concessions we would
receive for saving the county an