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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, December 06, 1911, Image 1

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THE DAY BOOK
500 SO. PEORIA ST.
398 . TEL.' MONROE 353
.Vol. l', No. 60 Chicago, Wednesday, Dec. 6,-1911 - One .Cent
! BRIBERY CHARGES ASSUMING IMPORTANCE
.' ' - IN McNAMARA CASE. .
Dynamite Plot Investigation
to Federal. Government
day in Franklin Trial.
"The bribery revelations were
responsiblefor the pleas cf guilty
in the McNamara case' Judge
Walter Bordwell. '
"If people misjudge my motive,
I can say for myself only that I
have acted unselfishly and from
' devotion alone. I always have
been fairly able to take upon my
self all responsibility for my ac
tion and I shall continue to do so.
If anything more is asked of by
either side, they will find me
ready when- the time comes."
Clarence S. Darrow. ,
"As to anything back of the
."motives actuating this sudden cli
max j, in the case, I personally
sh'oujd welcome a most rigid in-
, vestigation. JbsepluScott, coun
sel for defense, former president
' city-chamber ofcommerce. . ,
"The result of yesterday's elec
tion proves-the McNamafa'case
was, made a vital Issue, at the" cru
cial time. The' reason should be
A obvious." Job Harriman,' defeat-
ed candidate for mayor. ' '
Los , Angeles, Dec 6. Every
day the. bribery situation in he
Goes from County's Hands
-i-Surpriset Expected Mon-
McNamara case grpws in im
portance and interest.
Judge Bordwell has, declared
emphatically that bribery knowl
edge forced the defense to lay
down its arms and admit defeat.
District Attorney Fredricks
refuses to say anything save that
he will do "as he pleases about
it."1 - j
Deputy District Attorney Ford
smiles, and says: "Come to the
Franklin trial Monday'
It is declared positively that a
special grand jury will be sum-
moned next week when Chief
Justice Hutton of the Superior
Court returns to the city.
It is said that this grand jury
will undoubtedly return indictr
ments for the arrestof persos
closest to the defense. t v
".And meantime, the investiga .
tion df'theynan!ifepJot has,
passed from the? 'hands "oF the
county to .the federal t govern
ment. District Attorney -FfeHricks
admits the case f rom.now on wil
be in the hands of the federal auT
thorities. No more cases will be
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