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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, December 09, 1911, Image 1

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THE DAY BOOK
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Hf ALL WELL INFORMED MEN FROM JURY
500 SO. PEORIA ST. ,e398
Vol. 1, No. 63 Chicago, Saturday, Dec. 9, 191!
TEL. MONROE 353
One Cent
'J. Ogden Armour Converts. Court Room Into Branch
Board of Trade In Order To Put Through Very tn
Psychical Deal.
The work of attempting to get
a jury to try the Beef'Trust was
slightly interferred with today
by the fact that J. Ogden Armour
hada "hen on" at the Board of
Trade.
J. Ogden actually attended the
trial today, but having'theafore
said "hen on," he was very busy.
Probably J. Ogden needed a
corner of wheat, or catle, or'sheep
or some, little thing like that
Anyway, you can't expect an
important man like J. Ogden to
be too interested in his own trial
on a criminal count not while he
needs thejnoney he can pile"up
by Board "of Trade transactions.
The attorneys for the, defense
still were psychological today.
Yesterday afternoon, they be
came extremely so, and leniently
explained ' to a puzzled JCourt
why.
As John Barton Payne said:
"This is a yery important trial.
So we want to use the.tlieories of
Profesor Hugo Munsterburg, to
t;wit :
" "We wish jurors who can in-
terpret things quickly, who' can
understand and a gesture, who
can tell one color nom. another,
who can draw an inference .from
the inflection of .a man's voice."
Thus has science crept into the
trial of- the -Beef Trust.
- Just how 'psychic' the trial is
going to be was demonstarted to
day when the defense began to
weed out those jurors, whom
they 'objected to because of ihe
color of their hair, or some other
fpsychic' peculiarity.
- Payne, who is pergonal attor
ney for Edward Tilden, began
with" Alphonso Kelley, a farmer
of Wilmington.
" By adroit questioning the law
yer drew from Kelley the as-:
tounding and horrifying.fact that
Kelley occasionally indulgded in
political discussions at the coun
try store.
You p ould-see the psychic influ
ence at work upon Attorney,
Payne immediately. v
"He asked Kelley if he ever dis
cussed national politics or nation
al issues at these country store.
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